Characters: Ultimate Spider-Man
Character sheet for the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. For Ultimate Spider-Man comics, see here.
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Voiced by: Drake Bell
- Adaptation Personality Change: This incarnation is more dim and childish than previous versions; While still a science geek, he tends to have trouble pronouncing big words. His sense of humor is less refined and more puerile, laughing at simple rhymes and Toilet Humor.
- This childish aspect dissipates with time, being entirely gone by Season 3.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Due to his being a science major, he first resists the idea that magic exists when he teams up with Dr. Strange.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: This version of Spider-Man is significantly sillier and less serious, and takes after Deadpool's habit of Breaking the Fourth Wall.
- Alliterative Name: As Peter Parker.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Spider, as usual.
- Ascended Fanboy: He's a big fan of Iron Man, but also of the Avengers in general. As of Season 3, he's now an official member of the Avengers.
- Badass: He's Spider-Man, after all. Villains of all kinds fall in defeat before him.
- Badass Bookworm: Though it's shown less often than in other versions, this Peter Parker still possesses advanced scientific knowledge and will prove very adept at applying it once he stops acting immaturely. His teammates actually are surprised when they learn about this.
- Baleful Polymorph: Gets turned into Spider-Ham for an Asgardian Boar Hunt thanks to Loki's trickery.
- Berserk Button: Hurt anyone in front of Spidey and he'll get mad. Especially if you hurt his teammates, as the Goblin found out the hard way.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does this to explain a situation or what his state of mind is (in a What-Makes-Spidey-Run moment).
- Buffy Speak: Lapses into this occasionally.
- Butt Monkey: His teammates have next to no respect for him and constantly insult him (though they get better), Fury acts as a Mean Boss toward him, Jameson's campaign practically made him one of the most unpopular superheroes on the planet and when something bad happens, it usually happens to him.
- Celibate Hero: A notable departure from his comic book incarnation, this version of Spider-Man seems to be uninterested in developing romantic relationships; the only two girls amongst his friends (White Tiger and Mary-Jane) have completely platonic relationships with him. A flashback reveals he and Mary-Jane did try to date as kids, only to be grossed out by their first kiss and never try it again.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Peter can be very zany at most times, but he can also be serious when the situation calls for it.
- Comes Great Responsibility: His motto, passed on to him by his Uncle Ben.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: This version of Spider-Man is less experienced, less responsible and much more of a goofball than his comic or previous animated counterpart, but can still show a fair degree of competence when the situation calls for it.
- Deadpan Snarker: Peter responds to most situations with sarcasm both in and out of costume, to the point where his teammates complain.
- Ditzy Genius: Considering the number of Imagine Spots he has each episode, he falls into this.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Aside from the constant belittling from his team and Nick Fury, Star-Lord commented that among the mightiest or most recognizable heroes of Earth, Spider-Man is near the bottom of the list, just under Devil Dinosaur and Howard the Duck. Seems to finally be getting it in Season 3.
- Fourth Wall Observer: He frequently breaks the fourth wall to talk to the audience, Deadpool-style.
- Fragile Speedster: It's his speed and agility that give him an advantage in fights and he's nowhere near as durable as the likes of Power Man and the Hulk.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Seems to be a victim of this since he got his mind stuck in Wolverine's and Hulk's and even Loki's bodies for a while.
- Fun Personified: Peter likes using his powers for pure enjoyment, and gets angry when Fury intervenes.
- The Gad Fly: Peter will often annoy his teammates and enemies alike just to get a rise out of them.
- Genius Bruiser: He possesses Super Strength, but is also extremely intelligent.
- The Hero: Despite initially not liking teamwork and griping over SHIELD's incursions into his civilian life, Peter is willing to step up to the plate and lead his squad into battle.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: As always mostly due to the negative PR campaign by J. Jonah Jameson. It reaches a point that it's lampshaded by Batroc the Leaper as he mocks him.Batroc: "I'm the one who robbed the bank, yet you're the one they all hate."
- The beginning of Season 3 finally averts this. Spidey joining and becoming a successful Avenger results in the general populace of New York loving him. Even Loki's scheme to tarnish Spidey's popularity doesn't really work, as is noted in the beginning of the third episode. Of course, J. Jonah still doesn't agree and is still slandering his name, but it doesn't seem to have the same sway as before. Said popularity has also seemed to have brought many other would-be teen vigilantes out of the woodwork.
- I Shall Taunt You: Spidey's preferred tactic. This also ends up being the "weapon" Eitri referred to when Spidey uses it to bruise Loki's ego and defeat him in "Field Trip".
- I Work Alone: This version of Spidey is almost fanatically averse to being part of a team at the start. It's also clear that he feels threatened by the presence of other heroes in his normal life. Possibly a Mythology Gag to the mainstream version's notoriously bad record with teamwork early in his career.
- Insistent Terminology: Spidey would like to remind his adversaries that spiders are not bugs, they're arachnids!
- Mr. Imagination: Spidey's Imagine Spots are often very vivid. Sheepishly lampshaded by Peter when he goes all Super-Deformed on Miles Morales in Spider-Verse.
- My Greatest Failure: Played with in an interesting manner. While Peter acknowledges Uncle Ben's death was his fault and deeply regrets it, he points out that he learned from his mistakes and turned that tragedy into something special by becoming Spider-Man.
- Nobody Calls Me Chicken: Loki taunts Peter when he's on the Helicarrier, hinting since everyone else is fighting his battles for him, perhaps a chicken was a more appropriate form for him than a pig. This backfires by making Peter determined that, man or pig, he wasn't going to have any more fought for him come what may.
- No Respect Guy: Played straight in almost every episode, but eventually subverted in "Run Pig Run". For all the Hero with Bad Publicity bits Jameson's used against him, Spidey's humbled when he sees how far Fury, Coulson, Thor and his team are going to keep him safe from the hunters.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: How Loki described the situation, though adding, "you never know who might be nearby!"
- Only Sane Man: Depending of the episode, but he has his moments. He realizes something is wrong inside Damage Control while most of his teammates decide to just keep working.
- One-Winged Angel: In Savage Spider-Man, Kraven hits him with a poisonous dart that brings out the spider in him.
- Powered Armor: His Iron Spider outfit, which he leaves in SHIELD custody most of the time so that he doesn't let it go to his head.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Toyed with. Spidey is the newest member of S.H.I.E.L.D and lacks the others' discipline, but he's been a hero longer and has first hand experience in how to act when fighting threats. The first few episodes make it clear that he's generally more competent than the rest, but that his laissez-faire attitude is in itself a threat that the rest of the team curbs.
- Sad Clown: Eitri says the reason he's always cracking jokes is to protect himself from an unkind world.
- Sixth Ranger: He's an offical member of the Avengers as of the Season 3 premiere.
- Street Smart: One of the reasons why Fury integrated him to the team; he felt that unlike the others, Spider-Man had actual experience and as such, was suited to complete the team.
- Strong as They Need to Be: In some chapters he can't beat a Badass Normal, in others he defeat to superhumans.
- Pretty much as canon, since Peter tends to be particularly conscientious about holding back. Most of the time.
- Super-Deformed: He often appears Chibified in his Imagine Spots.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: He's transformed into Carnage when Norman Osborn bonds the Venom symbiote to him, and later transformed into Man-Spider by Kraven.
- The Trickster: Manages to fool Loki, the the god of mischief, into turning Thor back from a frog and into his normal form.
- Took a Level in Badass: Admittedly, he has improved visibly by the first season finale; he goes from having difficulties with Batroc the Leaper to proving a decent opponent against Octavius, and later the combined forces of Green Goblin and Venom. By Season 2, he's casually wiping the floor with his entire SHIELD trained team in a training exercise while critiquing their technique and he can hold his own against the Sinister Six—an impressive feat for any Spider-Man. By the season 3 finale, his abilities had improved the point where both the Grandmaster and the Collector consider him a game-changing piece. He is the Collector's favorite hero, who (was kinda forced to) played him basically every round. As a comparison, most of the other heroes had failed to last a single round, including the Avengers.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: To a lesser extent. When he gets angry, he can get pretty nasty. He refused to listen to Coulson when he told him he wasn't sent to a team, but a training program. He also ignored Fury when he told him that it wasn't about spying him, but to protect Aunt May while he was absent at home.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Spider-Man mocks his enemies (and Nova) relentlessly when fighting.
- Wall Crawling: A staple for Spidey, although whether it's due to microscopic hairs or electromagnetic manipulation hasn't been revealed..
- Wild Card: Agent Coulson calls Spidey this in an attempt to keep Fury from signing Spidey up; Fury says that's he's training Spider-Man to be one of the greats.
Danny Rand/Iron Fist
Voiced by: Greg Cipes
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Averted; he's actually the least presumptuous male in the team.
- Badass: Killed a dragon with his bare hands to gain his powers.
- Bash Brothers: With Luke Cage, according to Word of God.
- Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Quiet Ones
- Calling Your Attacks: At times he shouts out his attacks, though most of the time he simply screams.
- Chest Insignia: The only member with one besides Spider-Man.
- Defector from Decadence: Season 2 reveals that he left Rand Industries to study in K'un-L'un.
- Fastball Special: He's the "Ball" thrown by Luke.
- Hidden Depths: A couple of very brief instances seem to hint at Danny being a film buff; in a cutaway gag he takes the team to see a 3D movie as "training" and mentions getting a giant turtle or butterfly to fight a kaiju sized villain.
- Koan: Likes to say these, and even quotes Shakespeare. Borders on Ice-Cream Koan at times. Peter finds them incomprehensible.
- Ki Attacks: He charges his fist with golden ki energy to augment his punches.
- Martial Pacifist: Danny does not believe in violence, but that doesn't mean he won't resort to using it.
- Megaton Punch: His main attack is powering his fist up with ki and punching with it.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Gains another Iron Fist in his focus episode. In "Cloak and Dagger", he and White Tiger get new magically-enhanced uniforms.
- Mundane Utility: In "Electro," he uses his fist as a light source.
- Nice Guy: Compared to the rest of the team, he's almost obscenely polite.
- Power Glows: His chi punch covers his hand in golden energy.
- Secretly Wealthy: However, it's implied that he gave all that up. See Defector from Decadence above.
- The Smart Guy: Danny is this in the philosophical sense.
- Spock Speak: He has a blunt and calm manner of talking about things, and promotes a logical viewpoint.
- Surfer Dude: Got the accent down, but doesn't use the slang.
- The Stoic: Danny's the only member of the team who never loses his cool.
- Warrior Poet: As befitting his Jedi-esque personality.
- Younger and Hipper: In the comics, Iron Fist was an adult.
Ava Ayala/White Tiger
Voiced by: Caitlyn Taylor Love
- Action Girl: She's the only girl on the team, but can wipe the floor with the boys.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She starts off as cold and disdainful towards Spider-Man, but is gradually warming up to him, not that she'd admit it.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Her Tiger Amulet. Though she still is an acceptable Badass Normal even without it.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Her powers come from a mystical amulet that grants her feline abilities and, if she doesn't control it, could turn her into a white tiger.
- Ascended Fangirl: As a young girl she was one of S.H.I.E.L.D. As a teenager she is an agent-in-training.
- Badass Bookworm: She has the highest GPA (hinted to be 100%) of the team, and can kick butt with the rest of them.
- The Beastmaster: At least with white tigers, which she almost sics on Kraven to avenge her father.
- By-the-Book Cop: She's clearly annoyed by Spider-Man's habit to skip training and working alone, believing more in SHIELD's practices.
- Canon Immigrant: She was created for the show, then appeared in the comics in Avengers Academy.
- Cat Girl: Her costume is patterned after the white tiger, and includes cat-like ears and retractile claws.
- The Chick: Often plays (rather reluctantly) the Team Mom role for the group, especially when Nova and Spider-Man are at each other's throats.
- Covert Pervert: Despite all of her seriousness about studying, she seems to enjoy reading romance novels that are covered up by a textbook cover.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like Peter and Sam, she has a strong affinity for sarcasm, although hers is mostly directed towards the incompetence of her teammates.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: For most of Season 1, she's the least respectful to Peter right after Nova, constantly criticizing his lack of discipline and calling him an idiot. Comes Kraven the Hunter, she finds out they're Not So Different, warms up to him and even ends up hugging him at the end of the episode.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father was killed by Kraven when she was a child.
- Facial Markings: As the Tiger amulet starts to take over she gets black markings around her mask's eyes.
- Femme Fatalons: Her fingernails are sharp enough to rip curtains.
- I Ate WHAT?: When she comes to her senses after attacking a family at an Italian restaurant, she looks down at the crimson staining the front of her costume and says "Tell me this is spaghetti sauce..."
- Insult Backfire: She tries to insult Peter by stating he has only a 98% GPA, which is probably still one of the top ranks at the school and quite impressive with his superheroing.
- Legacy Character: Her father and grandfather were the previous White Tigers.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: In "Cloak and Dagger", she and Iron Fist get new magically-enhanced uniforms.
- Not a Morning Person: Growls and slashes the curtains when she gets up, though this is mainly due to the Tiger Amulet's influence over her.
- Not So Above It All: Joins in on skipping the snow day training without complaining, and is shown to read romance novels while pretending to study.
- Running on All Fours: Is capable of doing this to get around.
- Spicy Latina: She's disciplined and strict, but is quick to become exasperated and annoyed at Spider-Man's and Nova's immaturity.
- She's Got Legs: Her legs are shown to be attractive during the close-ups; Especially when in the 6th episode where in the dark, when she tried to kick taskmaster and he grabbed her leg.
- Superpowered Evil Side: The Tiger Amulet constantly tries to overwhelm her human side, and the more she gives in to it the more vicious and cat-like she becomes.
- Team Mom: Her discipline keeps the team on its toes and helps them work together.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's Latin-American and the sole girl on the team.
- Tsundere: She starts off as an Ice Queen towards Peter, but has slowly been thawing towards him... not that she'd admit it.
- My Instincts Are Showing: During the episode Kraven the Hunter, due to the jungle music Kraven played her amulet was making her act more like a cat; growling, hissing, scratching, and attacking a person in a mouse costume. Near the end of the episode, she purred when she hugged Spidey, and subsequent episodes show her embracing her animal side a bit more, including running on all fours and roaring as she attacks.
- Wolverine Claws: Her gloves have razor-sharp talons that can slice metal like butter.
- Women Are Wiser: When the others attempt to go capture Dr. Doom, she is the only one trying to stop them. (Spidey was partially aware of it, but chose to still go anyway).
Luke Cage/Power Man
Voiced by: Ogie Banks
- Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, he was born Carl Lucas and legally changed his name to Luke Cage. Given his parents have the last name "Cage", this would suggest that this incarnation always had "Cage" as his last name.
- Bash Brothers: With Iron Fist, according to Word of God.
- Black Best Friend: To Iron Fist, who he has an especially strong rapport with.
- The Big Guy: He's the team's heavy hitter and muscle.
- Big Eater: His idea of "training" is to fill one's face with spaghetti, although he does seem to record his calories.
- Catch Phrase: "Sweet Christmas" from the comics, although he doesn't use it until Episode 17.
- Composite Character: Very mildly. It's Luke Cage, but he's as young as, using the costume of, and using the "Power Man" moniker like Luke's Legacy Character in the comics, Vic Alvarez.
- Cool Shades: Unlike the others, who all wear masks of one form or another, Luke only wears a pair of sunglasses.
- Fastball Special: With Danny as ball.
- Genius Bruiser: While he's not as smart as Spidey, he still has some level of intelligence.
- The Heart: Though it's never shown in the show; we only know it from the writers.
- Informed Ability: He supposedly has unbreakable skin like his comic counterpart. Yet at several point, he has been hurt by characters with no specifically superhuman strength.
- Which makes sense, as while he has unbreakable skin, it doesn't mean he can't feel pain. Though he still has a form of durability as a secondary requirement power, it's not as powerful as his mainstream comic counterpart.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He still has moments of being a jerk with Spidey or mocking him, but is also the one who displays a softer side the most often right after Iron Fist. Also, his worst fear is not being strong enough to save everybody.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Implied to gain one in "The Parent Trap", following the explosion of unstable super soldier serum enhanced Scorpio, his eyes glow with the same color.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: One of his powers aside from superhuman strength is nigh-invulnerability.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Sunglasses. Yes, sunglasses somehow conceal his identity.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He does a Cucumber Facial at one point.
- Younger and Hipper: As with Iron Fist, he's an adult in the comics.
Voiced by: Logan Miller
- Ambiguously Brown: His features are lighter than Luke and Ava, but darker than Danny and Peter. In the comics he's half Hispanic and half Caucasian.
- Book Dumb: Implied; he's apparently a failure at science lessons, mistakes "Classified" as "Classy" and doesn't know what the Bermuda Triangle is. In one episode, he even draws a new suit for himself during history lessons about Loki, arguing those lessons will never be of any use anyway.
- Genre Blind: Yes, because Norse Mythology will never be of use to a Superhero when one of the big three heroes is a Norse god. Yeah.
- Canon Immigrant: He was created for the show, but appeared in the comics before the show aired in the line-up to Avengers vs. X-Men.
- Chew Toy: Anything not happening to Spidey happens to him, and it's usually by his own doing.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sam is just as bad as Peter when it comes to the sarcasm, and they often end up trading insults.
- Flying Firepower: He can fly and fire blasts of plasma
- Hidden Depths: Brings Aunt May a flower and offers his help with the chore schedule to make up for staying in her house. The second season shows him as an excellent cook.
- Hypocrite: In "Damage", he complains about Fury leaving them in charge with helping Damage Control repair the city. Then White Tiger reminds him that he's in charge of leading the operation... and he immediately starts abusing his power to be bossy toward them.
- Jerkass: Mostly to Spidey, but there have been instances where he's been obnoxious toward the others too.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Still, he does have his moments where he shows that he cares about the team, and is polite to Aunt May.
- Kid-Appeal Character: He's quite popular with younger viewers.
- The Lancer: Shares the role with White Tiger.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Sam is quick to rush headlong into danger, dragging the rest of the team with him.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Gets this in the special.
- Power Glows: His hands do this when he's in flight mode or attacking.
- The Rival: Spider-Man has problems with all his teammates, but Nova is the only one who is openly hostile toward him, and the two are constantly arguing and insulting each others.
- Smart Ball: Despite his usual hot-headed and impulsive attitude, even he notices there is something wrong about Sandy when they meet him and assumes (rightly) that trying to go after him is a bad idea.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Thinks making smoothies with liquid nitrogen is a capital idea, was the one who chose Doctor Doom as a target to capture to impress Fury, and some of his Leeroy Jenkins moments certainly count.
- Team Chef: When the team temporarily moves in with Peter, he took over the cooking.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In Season 2. It's largely due to his Intergenerational Friendship with Aunt May.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of albino bunnies.Nova: UWAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! THE EYES!!! THOSE HORRIBLE PINK EYES!!! AND THOSE FLOPPY EARS!!!
Voiced by: Chi McBride
- Badass: Nick isn't the director of SHIELD for nothing.
- Badass Beard: He has a sort beard that blends into his moustache and cements his status as the top dog of SHIELD.
- Badass In Charge: Guy's the director of SHIELD.
- Badass Longcoat: He almost always sports a black coat.
- Badass Normal: Spidey refers to him as a "Super-Spy", as while he doesn't have superpowers it only makes him more badass.
- Badass in Distress: In "For An Eye" he's taken hostage by his own brother..
- Bald Black Leader Guy: He's bald, black, and the most badass super spy in the Ultimate Spider-Man universe.
- Bald of Awesome: While he doesn't have any hair, he's a Grade-A certified badass.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Max's Cain.
- The Comically Serious: Several times. Sort of unavoidable when interacting with Spider-Man.
- Crazy-Prepared: He has a communication device hidden in his eyepatch that he can somehow activate without his hands in case he gets captured.
- Create Your Own Villain: Several villains in this show (Taskmaster, Scorpio, and Sandman, to give some examples) would apparently never have become villains in the first place if not for Fury.
- Da Chief: He's gruff towards his team and episodes often end with him criticizing them going AWOL while simultaneously congratulating them for working together.
- Expy: Let's see. He pulls off a Stealth Hi/Bye, is Crazy-Prepared, and is a Badass Normal. Remind you of anyone?
- Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch in a communicator.
- Mean Boss: Some of his actions to form Spider-Man and his teammates can be quite abusive.
- Not So Above It All: Although usually cool-headed, Spider-Man has a way of getting on his nerves.
- The Mentor: To Spider-Man and his team.
- Samuel L. Jackson: Not the voice actor, but his appearance is based on the Ultimate comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe versions, who are based on and played by him respectively.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Does this in his first appearance.
Agent Phil Coulson
Voiced by: Clark Gregg
- Adorkable: Phil can be adorably nerdy and suffers a good deal of comedic abuse, to the point where one almost forgets he's a competent SHIELD agent.
- Arch-Enemy: The Beetle considers him this and Taskmaster doesn't seem too fond of him either, though that's mainly because he's Fury's right-hand man.
- Ascended Fanboy: Confirmed that he's still a hardcore Captain America fanboy in this universe. He even wears a replica uniform under his suit.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears a suit in his role as principle, but it in no way stops him from kicking butt... except that one time with Taskmaster.
- Badass Normal: He can hold his own in a fight against the Beetle's Walking Armory Powered Armor...using nothing more than a steel pipe. It's very obvious that this version of Coulson is a field agent, not a desk jockey.
- Becoming the Mask / Going Native: He starts taking his role as Acting Principal a little too seriously for Fury's liking.
- Canon Immigrant: He debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his popularity there caused him to pop up in other continuities, including this one.
- Demoted to Extra: Has made fewer appearances in later seasons (Justified by Clark Gregg's starring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
- Distressed Dude: When he was captured by Taskmaster.
- I Know Kung-Fu: He's a black belt in jujitsu, karate, and kung-fu.
- Let's Get Dangerous: "Run Pig Run" shows him combining his SHIELD and Principal roles. He does basically the same thing when the Green Goblin attacks the school in "The Rise of the Goblin".Agent Coulson: I'm a SHIELD agent. And a principal at a New York public high school. (Degrees on wall slide to show an armory of guns. Coulson takes one and cocks it.) Of course I can handle it.
- Skewed Priorities: He's gotten too into the role of school principal as opposed his actual job as secret agent.Coulson: I need the full power of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s legal team STAT. We need to limit how much actual meat you need to legally call something "meatloaf". We could save the [school] budget, man!Fury: Coulson, we need to talk priorities.
- Wolverine Publicity: The only way to explain the use of a character from the MCU movies in a Spider-Man show.
Drs Walter and Amanda Cage
Voiced by: Ogie Banks (Walter)
- Adaptation Name Change: Both of them. As noted with Power Man, Luke Cage was born "Carl Lucas" in the comics, so in the comics, their last names were "Lucas". Also, in the comics, they were respective "James" and "Esther".
- I Have Your Son: They work for Scorpio because they believed he had Luke held hostage somewhere and would only give him back if they complied. Subverted, as he never actually had him.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Inverted. Walter is a scientist while his son Luke is a superhero who relies on super-strength and physicality for his heroics.
- Parental Abandonment: Walter and Amanda presumably died in a plane explosion, 'orphaning' Luke, only for it to turn out that they were kidnapped by Scorpio to work on a super-soldier formula for him.
- Parents Know Their Children: Averted, as they don't recognise Luke as their son at first until much later; also justified in that Luke's appearance changed considerably between the time they last saw him and after he took their formula.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: They are SHIELD scientists kidnapped by Scorpio to develop a super-soldier serum for his use.
- The Smart Guy: Two of SHIELD's top scientists.
The Howling CommandosA badass group of monsters.
- Character as Himself: According to the end credits, the Invisible Man voices himself.
- Dhampyr: Blade, A former member.
- Frankenstein's Monster: The one and only is one of their members
- Invisible Man: Max, The Invisible Man.
- Mummy: N'Kantu, The Living Mummy.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Jack Russell, Werewolf by Night.
- Plant Person: Man-Thing.
- The Starscream: After Spider-Man and the Howling Commandos defeat Dracula and get Tekamentep's Ankh from him, N'Kantu steals the Ankh for himself, betrays the heroes, and tries to take over the world.
- Travel Cool: The Monster Truck.
Voiced by: Adrian Pasdar
- The Casanova: Hinted in his dialogues.
- Heroic Sacrifice: A non-fatal exemple; he agrees to let Living Laser take over his armor in exchange for releasing Peter's. He gets saved later.
- Insufferable Genius: Is offended that Peter upgraded the Iron Spider armour.
- The Mentor: Toward Spider-Man, to an extent. Albeit a much different kind than Fury.
- Properly Paranoid: Doesn't keep all the Arc reactor specs on his computers to prevent it from fully working if stolen. Which proves to be a good thing when Doctor Octopus hacks his database.
- The Rival: Norman Osborn sees him as one.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: While calling him a jerk is kind of a stretch, he seemed much more disrespectful and distant towards Spidey, dropping his mentor role, in "Swarm". Possibly justified since he had to deal with both Michael Tan, a Smug Snake employee who became Swarm, and with Spidey's attitude. Though he seemed to have patched things up with Peter by the start of season 3.
Voiced by: Travis Willingham
- The Big Guy: The tallest of the Avengers right after Hulk.
- Baleful Polymorph: :Loki turns him into a frog in his initial appearance. He gets better.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Loki's Cain.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride, which is what got him turned into a frog in the first place.
- Large Ham: Of the Tiny Miniskirts variety. Then again, it's Thor.
- Loophole Abuse: As he points out in "Run Pig Run," he can't actually call off the boar hunt to protect the transfigured Spider-Man, but there's nothing in the law that says he can't interfere with it and slow the hunters down.
- Shock and Awe: He is the God of Thunder, after all.
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
- Big Eater: So much so that he agreed to join SHEILD because he was still hungry.
- Blood Knight: Hulk likes to smash things.
- Genius Bruiser: Not as much as his The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes incarnation, but he's revealed in "Home Sick Hulk" to still possess at least part of Banner's scientific knowledge as Hulk.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: He's chased by SHIELD and feared by the population as a monster. Spider-Man later helps him avert it by convincing Fury to give him a chance and offer him a home. Though initially reluctant, Hulk eventually agrees.
- Hulk Speak: The obvious Trope Namer.
- Though after "The Incredible Spider-Hulk" his brain swap by Mesmero left him able to speak normally, this carried over into Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Notably, his Heart of Gold is much more visible than in his previous incarnations; he displays a stronger affection toward Spider-Man.
- Odd Friendship: With Spidey following their first team-up.
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite being a Blood Knight Man Child who talks in Hulk Speak, he's shown to possess some of Banner's knowledge and displays a no-nonsense attitude in his first appearance by averting Let's You and Him Fight with Spidey. He clearly isn't as stupid as one might expect.
- Tsundere: A non-romantic example; one episode has him trying to escape his room when Spider-Man is hiding him. This dialogue follows:Spider-Man: You can't leave because... (sigh) because I'm your friend. And I'm looking for a way to help you feel better, and I need a little time for that.Hulk: (stays silent for a while, then groans and goes to his bed) Hulk wait because Hulk feel sleepy. Not because Bugman say to.
Voiced by: Roger Craig Smith
- Badass: He can fight Spider-Man's team and not break a sweat.
- Big Brother Mentor: A combat mentor to the team, but he's not at all up tight about it.
- The Cape: Even when Spider-Man loses his shield, he tries not to get to angry with him, wanting to focus on just getting it back from Doctor Doom.
- The Captain: Well, he is CAPTAIN America.
- Captain Patriotic: A Red, White and Blue Uniform and all.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Roger seems to be channeling Chris Evans.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: His only weapon other than his fists is his nigh-indestructable shield, which he throws at people.
- Nice Guy: Cheerful, playful and with his only mean bones directed towards destroying evil.
- Super Soldier: He was injected with a prototype supersolder formula to fight in World War II.
Voiced by: Troy Baker
- Archer Archetype: He fights with a bow.
- Badass Normal: No Powers, just skills for this avenger.
- The Comically Serious: When interacting with Spider-Man.
- Cool Shades: Wears red sunglasses at all times to hide his secret identity since he doesn't wear the purple mask anymore.
- Deadpan Snarker: Likes to poke fun at his teammates whenever he gets a chance.
- I Call It "Vera": Inverted when he gets irritated with Spidey naming his arrows.
- Multishot: He can shoot 3 arrows at once with no problem.
- The Team Normal: He and Black Widow are amongst the Avengers to lack anything that could count as a superpower.
- Trick Arrow: A lot of them. Used as a running gag when Spider-Man tries to find names for them, usually with rather lame results.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: While not like a traditional archer in that sense, he seems to fight fine without sleeves.
Voiced by: Laura BaileyAn ex-Russian spy and one of the members of the Avengers.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: She's an ex-KGB agent, before she defected to SHIELD.
- The Team Normal: She and Hawkeye are amongst the Avengers to lack anything that could count as a superpower.
- She's Got Legs
- Woman in Black: She wears a black Spy Catsuit, although she's one of the good guys.
Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
Voiced by: Steve Blum
- Anti-Hero: He's willing to kill or threaten to take down his opponents, and apparently couldn't understand why Spider-Man wasn't gonna kill Sabertooth.
- Badass Baritone: He has a deep, gritty voice.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Upon their first meeting, he and Spidey almost ended up fighting due to Wolverine mistaking him for a villain. As the episode goes on, however, they gain respect for each other.
- Flanderization: Wolverine has always been known for being a Anti-Hero well-known for his berserker rages and Hair-Trigger Temper, but this show portrays him as a borderline Sociopathic Hero with No Social Skills who is more than willing to hurt civilians, makes absolutely no effort to even look somewhat normal while in Peter's body, has troubles using a cellphone, and apparently cannot understand the concept of Thou Shall Not Kill.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Wolverine is quick to anger and even quicker to SNIKT-ing things that piss him off.
- Healing Factor: He can recover from injuries that would kill an ordinary person in seconds.
- Heroes Prefer Redheads: Hits on Mary-Jane while in Peter's body because he "likes [him] a redhead", probably as a reference to Jean Grey.
- No Social Skills: Granted, being suddenly in Peter's body must have disturbed him, but he still didn't put much effort in trying to act like Peter.
- Perma Stubble: He's permanently unshaven.
- Wolverine Claws: He's the Trope Namer, and it just wouldn't be Wolvie without the retractile adamantium-covered claws.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Averted; Spider-Man has to restrain him from actually using his claws against Mesmero's mind-controlled minions.
Voiced by: Jack Coleman
- Bizarrchitecture: His mansion is full of non-Euclidian and abstract architecture.
- Calling Your Attacks: He activates his spells by calling the name of the artifacts he channels them from.
- Deadpan Snarker: Outwardly brusque, but possessing a very sly sense of humor.
- Eldritch Abomination: He keeps one in a box and employs it against other Eldritch Abominations, such as Nightmare.
- Transformation Trinket: The Eye of Agamotto bestows the majority of his powers.
- Variable-Length Chain: The Crimson Chains of Cyttorak, one of his summoned weapons.
Oliver "Ollie" Osnick/Steel Spider
Voiced by Jason Marsden
- American Accents: Speaks with a Bostonian accent.
- Ascended Fanboy: Of Spider-Man.
- Badass Normal: Spider-Man turns down his offer to become his sidekick because of his lack of superpowers, but Oliver finds ways around that.
- Break the Cutie: Spider-Man turning down his offer, coupled with the mayor's callous treatment of him, causes Oliver to snap.
- Combat Tentacles/Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His armor is equipped with four spider-like legs.
- Evil Counterpart: Becomes one to Spider-Man before his Heel-Face Turn.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Ollie doesn't take Spider-Man's lack of appreciation lightly, but he ultimately sides with Spider-Man and decides to become Boston's resident hero.
- Kid Sidekick: Tries to become this to Spider-Man.
- Kid Hero: Graduates to this as the Steel Spider.
- Powered Armor: The Steel Spider suit, though it's closer to a Mini-Mecha.
- Teen Genius: To the point where he was able to invent dozens of Spider-Man themed vehicles and gadgets. And then builds four Tony Stark-style suits of Powered Armor.
The Guardians of the Galaxy
Voiced by: Chris Cox (Star-Lord); Billy West, Trevor Devall (Rocket Raccoon); David Sobolov (Drax); Nika Futterman (Gamora); Michael Clarke Duncan Kevin Michael Richardson (Groot)A badass group of galaxy defending heroes, and Nova's original team.
- Action Girl: Gamora is the sole female member of the team, and a seasoned warrior.
- Adaptation Name Change: Rocket Raccoon, despite his Species Surname, isn't a genetically modified raccoon like in the comics, but an alien species who just happens to look exactly like an Earth raccoon.
- This is presumably going to be changed with the Guardians revamped backstories, personalities and appearances after getting their own series.
- Badass Crew: They're a crew of heroes who fight interstellar threats.
- Berserk Button: Rocket Raccoon doesn't like being called a raccoon.
- The Big Guy: Drax is the team's resident muscle.
- Cynical Mentor: Rocket to Nova. With extra emphasis on the cynical.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Star-Lord is half Spartoi.
- Lethal Joke Character: Groot's just a talking stick who says "I am Groot!" a lot. Until you throw him at the enemy...
- Pokémon Speak: The only words Groot can say are "I am Groot!", but it's implied what he's actually saying is different from what he can say.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Nova describes Star-Lord as this. Groot may qualify if he share's his comic counterpart's background.
Voiced by: Donald Glover
- Affirmative Action Legacy: He's African-American and Hispanic rather than Caucasian.
- Alternate Self: Played with, as he's the successor of an alternate universe's Peter Parker. He's also an Alternate Self to the Miles Morales of the comics, given that his parents are still around and he's still 13.
- Ascended Extra: While he only had a few episodes to play with in Season 3, he'll have a bigger role in Season 4.
- I Let Peter Parker Die: He feels that he could've done anything to prevent the death of the original Spider-Man in his universe.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Redesigned to look a lot more like Glover.
- Kid Hero: He's thirteen, and is overwhelmed by the responsibility of living up to the legacy of the original Spider-Man of his universe.
- Legacy Character: He's the success of his universe is Peter Parker who was killed by the Green Goblin, although like Spider-Man 2099 he feels he is unworthy of upholding that legacy.
- Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time that a Peter Parker and a Miles Morales have teamed up on a dimension–hopping adventure. And it's not the last, either!
Voiced by: Freddy Rodríguez
- Affirmative Action Legacy: He is Hispanic, in contrast to his Caucasian predecessor.
- Alternate Self: He's an alternate version of Miguel O'Hara created for the show.
- Conspicuous CG: Spider-Man 2099 and the 2099 Universe were deliberately animated with CGI in order to create a jarring contrast with the other universes.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Picks a fight with Peter thinking that he's either an evil android or a clone mocking Spider-Man's legacy.
- Lightning Bruiser: While his webs are weaker than Peter's, he's just as strong, even faster, and has claws.
- 10-Minute Retirement: He was on the verge of quitting before Peter restored his confidence.
Voiced by: Olivia Holt
- Alternate Self: She's a female version of Peter Parker from a different universe.
- Does Not Like Men: Downplayed. Petra shows a dim view of boys when Peter arrives. But then again, so does her world's Green Goblin, so it mainly serves to demonstrate an inverted view on gender in her world.
- Gender Flip: She's a female version of Peter Parker.
- Irony: For initially being very sexist and disdainful of the idea of a Spider-Man she's the only female Spidey out of the Web Warriors.
- Lady Land: The dimension she hails from is one where most of the authority figures and super-powered characters are women and men are the ones who hit the glass ceiling, judging by the disdain both Petra and Norma express towards the idea of a male Spider hero.
- Mythology Gag: She gets thrown off the Georgia Washington Bridge and Peter catches her with a web-line, much like Gwen Stacy did in the comics.
- Original Generation: She was created specifically for the show's crossover event.
- Tsundere: She initially sneers at the idea of a male Spider hero and calls Peter a boy who's asking to get hurt by imitating her. After defeating her universe's version of the Green Goblin with his help, however, she affectionately grumps that she'll never live him saving her from falling off the bridge down, and all-but asks him to stay and fight crime alongside her.
Voiced by: Ben Diskin
- Alternate Tooniverse: He's from a Type II Looney Tunes-type universe.
- Funny Animal: He's an anthropomorphic pig, and also quips at a rate more appropriate to a comic than an animation.
- Toon Physics: His universe runs on this, unlike the other Spiders' universes.
- You Don't Look Like You: When Loki turned Spider-Man into a pig, he had the appearance of Peter Porker from the comics. This Spider-Ham looks like Porky Pig wearing a Spidey costume... complete with the obligatory Shout-Out.
Voiced by: Milo Ventimiglia
- Alternate Self: To the Spider-Man Noir of the comics, who happens to have an enemy called the Goblin, but who can't use his webs for swinging.
- Badass Longcoat / Nice Hat: He wears a trench coat and a fedora during the first half of his segment.
- Guttural Growler: His voice is raspy and somewhat menacing.
- I Work Alone: He cuts off the MJ of his world from his life to protect her from his enemies. Spider-Man convinces him otherwise.
Voiced by: Christopher Daniel Barnes
- Alternate Self: He's a medieval version of Peter Parker.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a retractable sword-blade mounted on his right arm.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: He has a crossbow mounted in his left gauntlet and a sword stored in his right.
- Cool Horse: Has a Spyder-Horse as his steed.
- Mythology Gag: He's wearing armor that resembles Spider-Man's Mark III Ends of the Earth armour.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: His proper use of Shakespearian grammar is sporadic.
Aunt May Parker
Voiced by: Misty Lee
- Age Lift: She is noticeably younger looking then most portrayals.
- Badass: She's significantly more energetic, combative and capable of defending herself than most versions of the character.
- Cool Old Lady: She has a job and does yoga, bowling, and cooking class.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: Here Aunt May is a real looker, and catches the attention of Agent Coulson.
- Never Mess with Granny: The Beetle learned the hard way that she doesn't make for a very good hostage.
- Parental Substitute: Peter will proudly proclaim her to be as good as, if not better than, anyone else's parents and Sam becomes attached to May due to never having had parents.
- Secret Secret Keeper: In "Contest of Champions: Part Three", she reveals she knew Peter was Spider-Man. She's now a...
Mary Jane Watson
Voiced by: Tara Strong
- Badass Bystander
- Childhood Friend: To Peter.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She and Pete jumped the gun when they were young and ended up being grossed out at the prospect of dating.
- Expy: A lot of fans feel like she bears more similarities with a younger Lois Lane rather than the traditional portrayal of Mary Jane.
- Fearless Fool: Played with, while documenting Spidey and Hulk fighting an electric monster she is clearly terrified but it doesn't stop her from still filming the whole thing. Later she goes to a Intern Interview at the Daily Bugle despite knowing that JJJ has a very angry Beetle coming for him, Even JJJ wasn't brave or foolish enough to do that, opting instead to do the interview via telecom.
- Fiery Redhead: It would be best for all involved to just let her have her way.
- Groin Attack: Deliver one to poor Trapster in "I Am Spider-Man".
- Hot Scoop: Aspires to work for the Bugle by way of an exposé on Spider-Man.
- Out of Focus: Compared to Team Spidey, at least. See the number of tropes for her, and number of tropes on other characters.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted so far; she is Peter's best known Love Interest in all previous versions, but here, she's portrayed as his friend, with the only "romance" being a failed date when they were kids.
J. Jonah Jameson
Voiced by: J. K. Simmons
- Adaptational Villainy: Not a villain, but this Jonah Jameson has been Flanderized to the point his Hidden Depths are practically gone, and unlike his comic book counterpart seems to have very little regard for the security of his employees. His hatred of Spider-Man also is a lot less justified and a lot more hypocritical.
- Blatant Lies: Regarding Spider-Man; Every. Single. Word. Since Spider-Man's reputation took a turn after joining the Avengers, everything Jameson says is very much now an invitation for death-threats.
- Bullying a Dragon: Publically insulted and provoked the Beetle into coming and getting him, with a predictable reaction. Downplayed in that he was at least smart enough to not stay in the building at the time of the attack, but he still exposed all his employees to a rampaging terrorist in the process.
- Doting Parent: To his son, John, proving that he's not all bad.
- Flanderization/Character Exaggeration: In most versions he's simply a somewhat jerky newspaper man with a somewhat justified hatred to Spider-Man. Here all he does is go on for hours on various Bugle Jumbotrons about what a menace Spider-Man is despite knowing full well that he's now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. It also shown that his negative PR campaign is working better then normal and has turned almost the whole city against him.
- This further shown in "Spider-verse" where nearly every alternate Spider-Man has a similar Jameson berating him in the same manner.
- The Ghost: Played with; we do see him onscreen, but only as someone talking on TV. He's never been seen in flesh and blood by any of the characters so far.
- Hypocrite: As usual, he keeps yelling about how Spider-Man is a menace and should be stopped. Yet, he will praise any Spider-Man impersonator that will show up.
- Jerkass: It wouldn't be J. Jonah Jameson if he weren't one.
- Large Ham: See No Indoor Voice.
- No Indoor Voice: Lampshaded by Spider-Man.
- "And a good morning to you, Jonah J. Loudmouth!"
- Pet the Dog: Even though Mary Jane made a scoop he didn't approve of, he still rewarded her by sending her a new camera.
- Role Reprisal: From the Spider-Man Trilogy.
- Strawman News Media: Once again this is a given, though here it seems to be taken to a ridiculous extreme.
- Stubborn Mule: He absolutely refuses to see Spidey as anything other than a menace, no matter the evidence to the contrary (such as his employment by S.H.I.E.L.D). In "Damage," after his camera crew filmed Spidey and his team's entire takedown of the Wrecking Crew, he claimed it was a sham orchestrated by the webhead. Even in season three, when Spidey's popularity among the public increased due to his time with the Avengers, Jameson still wouldn't stop slandering him.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In "Spidah Man", one of the reasons Spidey spent most of the episode in Boston was Jameson offering ten million dollars to whoever unmasks Spidey. At the end of the episode, he was seen announcing the reward has been called off and claiming it had nothing to do with his newspaper's sales having decreased as a consequence of Spider-Man leaving New York.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Spider-Man's team once protected him from the Beetle. Didn't stop him from yelling about Spider-Man being a menace.
- Instead of thanking Spider-Man for bringing his son back alive, Jameson was blaming him and SHIELD for turning John Jameson into a freak. Nick Fury was understandably pissed by how ungrateful he was.
- The Blacksmith: He made Thor's hammer, along with other Asgardian weapons.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Not happy about how little respect he gets from Thor.
- Fatal Flaw: Not himself, but seems to be able to see the flaws in others.
Skurge the Executioner
Voiced by: Travis Willingham
- Adaptational Heroism: Sort of. While his personality is more-or-less the same, here he's just hunting Spidey because of a misunderstanding caused by Loki, rather than a Mad Love for the Enchantress as in the comics.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Was shocked to discover the pig he'd been hunting was a transfigured human.
- Graceful Loser: After the horn to call off the hunt is sounded, he calmly lets Spider-Man go and congratulates him for doing what no one else he hunted could do: outrun the Executioner.
- The Hunter: He leads the Asgardian Hunt, to boot.
- Physical God: It's something to be expected when you come from the same race as Loki and Thor.
- Punch Clock Villain: He was only after Spider-Man until the horn sounded and ended the Asgardian Boar Hunt. After that, he wasn't one to hold a grudge.
- Role Reprisal: From The Super Hero Squad Show.
- Worthy Opponent: He sees Spider-Man as one, being the only one thus far to outlast him.
Voiced by Stan LeeThe kooky and random school janitor. Really a retired member of S.H.I.E.L.D
- Adaptational Badass: As far as being one of Stan Lee's many cameo characters goes. This one is a former founding S.H.I.E.L.D agent capable of going up against The Lizard.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Stan By Me" has him help track down the Lizard.
- Almighty Janitor: Especially during "Stan By Me".
- Badass Grandpa: Comes with the territory when you're a retired and founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Cool Old Guy: It's Stan Lee, what did you expect? Being a retired founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. helps, too.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Though he appears a little younger than the real Stan.
Voiced by: Debby RyanA young nanny who finds herself trapped in a museum with the kids she's supposed to look after. She ends up teaming up with Spider-Man to fight Morgan Le Fay.All tropes pertaining to the original character go to the Jessie page.
- Adaptational Badass: She fought Morgan Le Fay head on, and on her own. That alone should say something.
- Empowered Badass Normal: It's implied that the magic sword gives her the same aerobatic abilities as Spidey.
- Guile Hero: She trick's Morgan into thinking that's giving up the sword so she could get an easy blow. It wasn't enough to stop her, but you gotta hand it to Jessie. That was smart.
- Unexpected Character: Raise your hand of you expected a live action Disney Channel character appearing in a Spider-Man episode. No? Thought so.
- Unfazed Evergirl: With all the adventures she's been through prior to meeting Spidey, she isn't all that fazed by evil witches or museums exhibits coming to life.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Not as cheeky as Spidey's taunts, but she has her moments.Jessie: "Maybe you haven't heard, but it's the 21st Century and you're just not hip anymore!"
Flash Thompson/Agent Venom
Voiced by: Matt LanterA fellow Midtown High student who has been mercilessly picking on Peter throughout a good part of both of their lives. For a time, this continued even after Peter became Spider-Man. Though it didn't seem like it would happen, Flash ends up learning his lesson the hard way when his bullying comes back at him in a near-deadly fashion. Afterwards, he and Peter become friends, if somewhat reluctantly on Peter's part.A big fan of Spider-Man, Flash has always idolized him, even when he was still picking on Peter. In Season 3, Flash decides he wants to take the leap into being a Hero. Though he goes through some rough spots, he eventually finds his calling when he accidentally bonds with the Venom Symbiote... again, but on a more permanent basis.
- Ascended Extra: He start as the classic bully with a Character Development, but as Agent Venom, he get more screentime in Season 3 and is the only character from the school that make regular apparitions.
- Ascended Fanboy: He always did admire and look up to Spider-Man, but once he bonds to the Venom Symbiote, he can't overstate how awesome it is to finally be able to he a Hero just like him. By episode's end, Spidey convinces Fury to train Flash like he was, at which point, Flash adopts the name Agent Venom.
- Badass: He wants to come off as this, but when the going gets tough, it's pretty obvious he's nothing but a Dirty Coward.
- Surprisingly though, during Season 1's "I am Spider-Man", he does try to save Peter after a statue falls on him (though Peter's Super Strength secretly does most of the work), showcasing a more heroic and selfless side that would become more promenent in Season 3.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Season 3, not only does he show more drive with trying to become a Hero, even if his heroism is misplaced and he's way out of his league, but once he gains the power of the Venom Symbiote, he definitely proves his new-found Badassitude is legit by effortlessly tearing into Beetle, even going as far as to rip out some of Beetle's armor and missile launchers and absorb them, making them his own.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A side of him shown in Season 3's "Agent Venom". Subverted at first when he tries to take on a Venomized Scorpion, complete with Catch Phrase, as it doesn't go over too well. Played much straighter the next day when the piece of Venom attached to his shoe transforms him in the deadly altercation with the Beetle and he proceeds to kick ass pretty much throughout the rest of the episode.
- The Bully: Starts the show out as this, but grows out of it through Character Development over time.
- Catch Phrase: Coins one in his battle against Venom Scorpion, but it doesn't really work well since he says it after Spider-Man saves him from his own misplaced "heroism". After bonding with the Venom Symbiote, he says it again whilst owning Beetle where it comes off as much more fitting.Flash: You just got bit!
- Character Development: Throughout the Series, Flash has gone through Character Development shown primarily through his Focus Episodes: "I am Spider-Man" where he stops bullying Peter, "The Rhino" where he stops bullying period, and "Agent Venom" where he learns being an actual Hero is tougher than it looks, culminating in his transformation into the Hero, Agent Venom, by the end of the episode.
- Clingy Costume: Not actually a costume. Nonetheless, according to Dr. Conners, the Symbiote has found a perfect host in Flash, and as such, bonded to him on a genetic level. This means he can never remove Venom from himself. A fact Flash takes very well, as he never wanted to remove it in the first place.
- Clothes Make the Superman: In a sense. Though the Venom Symbiote isn't actually clothes, it does provide Flash with armor, which he adds to by appropriating some of Beetle's armor, giving him his iconic look plus missile launchers. Thing is, these particular "clothes" can never come off since they are bonded to his very genetic being.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Whenever things get dangerous, he always runs off to make sure he doesn't end up in the recieving end of one of these.
- After acquiring the Venom Symbiote, Flash dishes out these to Beetle nearly every time they confront during that episode. Beetle manages to temporarily subdue him with his sonic wave attack, but once Spidey takes away that upper-hand, Flash goes right back to Curb-Stomping him.
- Determinator: In Season 3, Flash develops this mentality after Spidey's new-found success as an Avengers member.Even after his failure against Venom Scorpion where Spidey tells him to go home and stop trying to be like him, the next day, he comes into the school from practicing against tackling dummies in his football gear, having not given up on his dream to be a Hero. This behavior serves him well once he bonds to the Venom Symbiote.
- Dirty Coward: Most versions of Flash are rather hot-headed and brave Heroic Bystanders. This one, on the other hand, when facing Venom, was so scared that he had no problem with trying to offer Peter as a snack to save himself. Similarly, when Taskmaster trapped him and Harry inside the school, he had no qualms about leaving a defenseless Harry behind.
- Loses this trait after gaining the Venom Symbiote in Season 3.
- Distressed Dude: Many times throughout the Series. Notable examples include when the Trapster thinks he's Spider-Man in "I am Spider-Man", when he is harassed by the titular Rhino in "The Rhino" and during "Agent Venom" when he gets in over his head facing against the Venomized Scorpion and when the Beetle goes after him to retrieve a piece of the Symbiote that hitched a ride on his shoe. After bonding with said piece and gaining the power to take care of himself, he immediately starts averting this Trope. In all cases, Spider-Man/Peter has to help/bail out/rescue Flash from whatever Distress he gets himself into.
- Foil: Though they rarely interact, he is in fact a Foil to Harry, especially regarding their relationships to Peter. Whereas Harry and Peter are friends, Flash has bullied Peter throughout most of their adolecent lives. On the flip-side, Harry manifests a grudge against Spider-Man* while Flash considers himself Spidey's biggest fan. When Flash becomes more amicable towards Peter, Harry becomes more distant (though they do patch things up before long). They're even Foils financially! Harry is rich, but humble enough not to flaunt it* , whilst Flash is extremely boastful to hide the fact that he's dirt poor. They even share voice actors!
- And lest we forget: unlike Harry, Flash is able to maintain complete control of the symbiote, and successfully become a hero with it.
- Freudian Excuse: It's revealed in "The Rhino" that his family apparently has almost no money, and possesses only a car station as a home, not to mention his parents are rarely home. It's also hinted he acts the way he does to look cool and hide this.
- Heroic Willpower: Thanks primarily to his anchor in Spider-Man, he shows this throughout "Agent Venom" with two notable instances: first when Beetle's sonic attack causes him to begin losing control for the first time and second when Taskmaster has him pinned, trying to electrocute the Symbiote off of him.
- Hidden Depths: He's very afraid of tarnishing the name of Spider-Man and wishes that he could be like him, as shown in "I Am Spider-Man".
- In Season 3, when Spider-Man implores Flash to give up the dangerous Venom Symbiote as he has too much to live for, Flash tells Spidey that he knows very well that he has nothing, explaining to him how he's dreamed of something extraordinary happening to him so he could become a Hero and a somebody like Spidey.
- Hot-Blooded: Tries to act like this, but it's really a front.
- However, in Season 3, once he starts trying to become a Hero and especially once he gains the Venom Symbiote, his Hot Bloodedness comes off as much more earnest and sincere.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Thanks in due part to his hero Spider-Man joining the Avengers and gaining popularity and respect, Flash decides he wants to be a Hero just like Spidey. When he bonds with the Venom Symbiote, he becomes ecstatic at the possibilities and opportunities it presents, praising the ability to finally become a Hero. When Spider-Man tells him to give up the Symbiote because it's too dangerous, Flash admits that he's been dreaming of something like this happening to him so he can finally be something other than a have-nothing nobody.
- Instant Expert: Immediately after Flash bonds with the Venom Symbiote, he exhibits full control over it, averting Puppeteer Parasite unlike most of its other hosts, and also averting How Do I Shot Web? by showcasing abilities like being able to absorb and redirect a volley of mini-grenades and incorporating pieces of Beetle's armor onto himself. He only shows signs of losing control when Beetle lets out a sonic attack and when Taskmaster pins him and electrocutes him, both times until Spidey's encouragement and intervention come into play. Then he goes back to "pwning". The end of the episode implies this is in part due to Flash's Heroic Willpower, and also primarily because the Symbiote considers Flash its perfect host and has bonded to his very DNAnote . Basically, he's predisposed to Venom, which is how he masters it so quickly and effortlessly.*
- Jerkass —-> Nice Guy: At first was the classic jerk bully, but he largely gets past this during/after Season 2 and in Season 3 he is becomed an almost full nice guy.
- Jerk Jock: Even more so than any of his other incarnations, as he still has yet to show any redeeming qualities besides being a Spider-Man fan. He's such a jerk that, when Spidey goes through a Good Angel, Bad Angel case, even the Good Angel was in favor of leaving him.
- Jumped at the Call: Due to a combination of the Character Development he went through in his Focus Episodes and Spidey's successful stint as an Avenger, Flash decides he wants to be a Hero just like Spidey, taking up the moniker The Scarlet Spider. Though he's no match for anything serious and has to be saved by Spider-Man again, he unknowingly acquires a piece of the Venom Symbiote which triggers at school the next day when Spider-Man tries to protect him from Beetle, who's after said piece. This transformation seems to completely agree with himnote as he's not only able to back Spider-Man up, but by and large, Beetle's no match for the newly-Venomized Flash. By episode's end, Spidey convinces Fury to take Flash in as an apprentice Hero and Flash adopts the name "Agent Venom".
- Large Ham: Though he tries to act cool, tough, and collected, he tends to go through quite a few bouts of Hammyness when under the right circumstances, like when there's danger and/or when he's being chased (often accompanied by girly screams). After becoming Agent Venom, his newly-found inner Boisterous Bruiser leads him to be quite Hammy when he is showing off. Also of note, he's prone to the occasional exaggerated facial and body expressions that wouldn't be out of place coming from an Anime Character, like when he runs onto the school bus away from the charging Rhino or when he tries in vain to get the Venom Symbiote to leave his body.
- Let's You and Him Fight: In "Agent Venom", Spider-Man, unable to convince Flash to give up the Venom at first, decides to take it off by force. This, of course, leads to a fight between the two. Though Spider-Man never really loses the upper-hand, Flash, surprisingly, is able to tenaciously hold his own. The fight ends when Taskmaster uses the distraction to launch a grenade, breaking them up and, once again, of course, they work together to take down their adversaries.
- The Load: During the fight with the Venomized Scorpion, Spidey constantly tells Flash to go home, while Flash constantly replies that he was just trying to help. He gets much better after bonding with the Venom Symbiote.
- Locked into Strangeness: According to Dr. Connors, Venom has bonded with Flash to the point that it would be impossible to separate them. Flash takes it quite well, though.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Even though he constantly bullies Peter up until "I am Spider-Man", he's always loved Spider-Man since day one and considers himself to be Spidey's number-one fan.
- When Flash finally learns his secret identity he has a minor Heroic BSOD but he gets out of it pretty quickly.
- Lower-Class Lout: As we learn in "The Rhino", it turns out Flash is this. He starts getting better after the events of the episode.
- Miles Gloriosus: The facade that he puts on to make himself seem better than he is. He gets better about this after the Rhino incident in Season 2. In Season 3, this trait evolves into that of the Boisterous Bruiser once he acquires the Venom Symbiote.
- Mugging the Monster:
- Picks on Peter Parker.
- Finally gets his comeuppance when he tries to bully Wolverine in Peter's body, which ends with Logan beating the tar out of him.
- Played with more darkly in "The Rhino" when his bullying of Alex leads Alex to steal and take a formula that turns him into said Rhino and seek revenge against his tormentor.
- My God, What Have I Done?/Heel Realization: It took a while to sink in, but Flash finally goes through this once he's processed that he was being chased and threatened by Rhino/Alex as revenge for being bullied by him. It's after this that he becomes noticeably nicer and stops bullying others all together.
- Mythology Gag: He's the first person to get infected by the Venom Symbiote; in the comics, he's the current host for it.
- He also becomes Agent Venom in the show as of Season 3.
- In "Agent Venom", his wannabe hero name is "Scarlet Spider".
- He also becomes Agent Venom in the show as of Season 3.
- Never Be a Hero: In the beginning of "Agent Venom", Spider-Man tells Flash to go home and stop trying to be a Hero. In this case though, it makes plenty of sense in context. As well meaning as he may be, Flash has no powers and no formal training and is only a liability to himself and anyone else; Spider-Man just doesn't want him to get himself hurt or killed.
- Parental Abandonment/Parental Neglect: When Spider-Man visits his home in "The Rhino", we find out that he and his family live in an abandoned Car Gas and Service Station. Flash tells Spidey that his parents aren't home at the moment before admitting that they're actually hardly ever there at all.
- Powered Armor: Flash manages to assimilate parts of the Beetle's armor into the symbiote.
- Progressively Prettier: Thanks to each Season's slightly differing Art Styles, Flash noticeably looks better with each passing Season. He looks more like a stereotypical bully with a stockier build in Season 1, then Season 2 makes him look more youthful than previously, culminating in Season 3 where more emphasis is put onto his height and muscular build making him look more genuinely older and mature, just in time for his heroic ascension into Agent Venom.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Often happens when he finds himself in danger.
- 10-Minute Retirement: After Flash bonds with the Venom symbiote in "Agent Venom", Spider-Man spends the rest of the episode trying to convince Flash to give it up. Though he resists at first, he agrees towards the end, only to find that he can't remove the Venom. After Dr. Conners explains why, Fury locks him up, citing Venom being too dangerous as the reason. Spidey talks Fury into training Flash like he trained him and Fury does so under the condition that he stays on the Tri-Carrier for the time being. And thus, "Agent Venom" was born.
- Third-Person Person: As part of his haughty routine, he occasionally refers to himself as "Flash" in the third person.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Just like with Spider-Man, Taskmaster tries to recruit Flash onto his side with the promise that he'd make Flash bigger than Spider-Man. He even notes that Flash is "Tall, Powerful, and with a chip on your shoulder". Flash refuses of course, and Taskmaster gives up on him like he did Spider-Man.
- Walking Spoiler: Notice something here? He bonds to the Venom symbiote in the third season.
- Wrong Side of the Tracks: Spidey tracks Flash down in order to protect him from the rampaging Rhino, only to find out that Flash and his (mostly absent) family live in an abandoned Car Gas and Service Station.
- You Can't Go Home Again: It doesn't look like he's returned to Midtown High yet, likely for his own safety.
Voiced by: Phil LaMarrA boy who has the ability to warp anyone within a pocket-dimension inside him. Works alongside Dagger. Originally found by Taskmaster, but does a Heel-Face Turn once Spider-Man saved him from death by turbine.
- Another Dimension: This is his primary power.
- In the Hood: How he's usually seen.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Dagger had to do this when Cloak was possessed by Dormammu.
Voiced by: Ashley EcksteinA girl whose able to create daggers out of Hard Light, and partner to Cloak. Originally worked for Taskmaster, until Spider-Man saving Cloak convinced her to do a Heel-Face Turn.
- Flechette Storm: Well, Hard Light Dagger Storm, but one can't be too choosy.
- Hard Light: What her weapons are made out of.
- Heel-Face Turn: Worked for Taskmaster at first, but changed sides after Spider-Man saved Cloak.
- Swiss Army Superpower: Her power allows her to create weapons and energy blasts and can also purify you of demonic influence with the right amount.
Voiced by: Misty Lee.
- Badass Adorable: A given for her: she may be a cute girl with a giant, bushy squirrel-tail, but make no mistake that she knows how to kick your ass seven ways to Sunday.
- Beast Master: She can talk to and command squirrels, and is usually accompanied by a number of them, including Tippy-Toe, Monkey Joe and Mr. Lieberman.
- Berserk Button: Do not make the mistake of calling her "Rat Girl."
- Borrowed Catchphrase: She states "I am just your friendly neighborhood Squirrel Girl" to Spider-Man just before heading off. Something Spider-Man calls her out on.
- Character Tic: She often adopts squirrel-like body language and gestures. Most notably Running on All Fours with squirrel-like hops.
- Destructive Saviour: Her methods of handling villains needs A BIT of work.
- The Ditz: This incarnation of Squirrel Girl can come across as... not very bright, and is often not quite on the same page as everyone else.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Cameoed a few times (like for an advertisement for perfume) prior to her debut in "The Next Iron Spider".
- Speech Impediment: Has a bit of a lisp.
- The Swarm: Does this with her squirrels against Juggernaut.
Voiced by: Eric Bauza
- Always Someone Better: Peter was once the smartest kid in school before Amadeus moved in, hence explaining their academic rivalry.
- Karma Houdini: He ends up accidentally causing the reawakening of Arnim Zola, but Spider-Man takes the blame not wanting Amadeus to get kicked out of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Powered Armor: He inherits the Iron Spider armour. But without it, he's a bit of a Non-Action Guy.
- Super Gullible: For all his intelligence, Amadeus seems to be a little on the suggestible side. He clearly believed Jameson's rants about Spider-Man being a "menace," and even bought Taskmaster's lie about Spidey stealing the Iron Spider armor from him, despite the villain having no evidence to support his claim.
- Teen Genius: He has an IQ even greater than Peter's.
Norman Osborn/The Goblin/Iron Patriot
Voiced by: Steven Weber
- Abusive Parents: Zigzagged. Norman starts off as the neglectful but caring type. Then he finds out that his son is Venom and is more willing to take advantage of that fact. However, when Doc Ock goes after both him and his son, Norman shows concern for his son. Then he becomes the Goblin and not only does he shock his own son into becoming Venom again, he leaves Harry to drown when Harry rejects the Venom symbiote. Later, Goblin drops Harry from a great height. However, when Norman becomes human again, he becomes the concerned loving father once again. But when he becomes Goblin again, and Goblin learns of Spider-Man's secret identity, Harry's on the list of people he plans on visiting and harming just because Spider-Man cares for Harry.
- Adaptation Name Change: Within the show, he's officially dubbed "The Goblin", rather than "The Green Goblin" like in every other depiction. Some characters still call him a green goblin, but in most cases it seems to be a description rather than his actual title. Promotional materials also tend to refer to him as "The Green Goblin", likely because he is otherwise the same character and the name is more well-known.
- Admiring the Abomination: His reaction when Harry turns into Venom right in front of him.
- The Atoner: in "Second Chance Hero". Unfortunately, it doesn't last due to Ock injecting him with Goblin serum again.
- Anti-Hero Substitute: Can be seen as one to Iron Man, the same ego, the same problem with villains using their tech, the same atoner mentality post a traumatic momment in their life. On the other hand, Norman was actively a Corrupt Corporate Executive instead of Tony's well-meaning arms dealer background, and the nature of the traumatic event, are the differing factors.
- Bad Boss: Before he and Ock. parted ways, was one to Ock. He may have saved Ock's life after the accident, but he then locked Ock away from the rest of the world, verbally abuses Ock, and tried to kill Ock when Ock became compromised.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Uh... Norman? Those symbiote-enhanced Spider-Mercenaries you wanted in Season 1? Otto finally got around to making them... and they're about to kick your ass.
- Big Bad: His efforts to replicate and weaponize Spider-Man's powers give him the role of main antagonist at first, and his repeated appearances and personal attacks on peter's life combined with his more sinister plans allow him to keep it despite the more Monster of the Week format the show has.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When interacting with Harry and Peter, he actually acts like a pretty nice guy. Behind closed doors, however...
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Goblin's sclera turn black when he transforms into the Spider-Goblin, and he becomes crazier than ever.
- Brought Down to Normal: In "Venom Bomb" Spider-Man forces Doctor Octopus to cure Norman. It doesn't last long though.
- It does happen again in "Spider-Verse" when Spider-Man get's Electro to zap him back from being the Spider-Goblin. To the point where he no longer remembers being him.
- Characterization Marches On: In the first episode, he actually gets angry at the Frightful Four and in turn Dr. Octopus for attacking the high school where his son is, showing that, while he is dismissive, he does care. Most later episodes drop this character trait, and he even attempts to manipulate his son when he finds out that he's Venom.
- Zigzagged later on: "The Iron Octopus" and "Second Chance Hero" have him go back to the neglectful but caring father but the episodes between? See Abusive Parents above.
- Chronic Villainy: After being cured at the end of Venom Bomb, he genuinely tries to atone for his act by being a better father to Harry and becoming a super-hero as Iron Patriot... only to have Dr Octopus kidnap him a few episodes later and turn him back into the Goblin. He's once again cured at the end of "Spider-Verse", and it's implied the Goblin may be gone for good.
- Composite Character: He is similar to the Ultimate version of the Green Goblin, sharing the Hulk-like mutation and a part in the origin of Spider-Man. On the other hand, he uses the same tech and glider as his mainstream incarnation (which he stole from Dr. Connors).
- In-Universe: Spidey notes how his Iron Patriot persona is one of Iron Man and Captain America.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the CEO of Oscorp, but is interested in creating an army of Spider-Mercinaries.
- Crazy-Prepared: He has high-tech weapons hidden in his office in case someone tried to attack him.
- Create Your Own Villain: He was working with Dr. Octavius when the explosion went off. He saved his life, but forced him away from the public eye, leading to resentment, and eventually him becoming The Starscream as Dr. Octopus.
- Devil in Plain Sight: While he starts out as decently good at hiding his real motivations, he displays more and more signs of insanity and rage as the story goes on.
- Lampshaded in "The Reveal": when Spider-Man learns he was the one behind Octavius, he has a flashback of several scenes clearly hinting at Norman Osborn's insanity and obsession with him, resulting in him realizing he should have seen it coming.
- Genre Blind: He actually didn't see Octavius' betrayal coming, despite how obvious he had it coming.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When the Frightful Four attack his son's school, he is genuinely worried for Harry.
- On the other hand, he's not adverse to taking advantage of the fact that Harry was Venom's host and that his blood may still hold the symbiote.
- Evil Feels Good: In the season 2 finale, Spider-Man demands to know why Goblin/Norman is so full of hate. He doesn't give an answer, but this could be the only reason.
- Evil Is Hammy: As the Goblin, big time. Especially in season 2.
- Evil Sounds Deep: As the Goblin he has a deep, raspy voice.
- Genius Bruiser: As the Goblin he has all of Osborn's intellect in a Hulk-sized body.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Mentions as the Goblin that he envied the power Spider-Man has.
- Hand Blast: A bulky three-fingered gauntlet that delivers electrical pulses, which he later replaces after becoming the Goblin.
- Heel-Face Turn: In "Second Chance Hero." Only time will tell if he's being sincere or not or if it will last.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Unfortunately, it doesn't last as Doc Ock turns him back into the Goblin in Return of the Sinister Six.
- Hulking Out: As the Goblin, he bulks up massively.
- Hulk Speak: Initially, following his transformation into the Goblin, due to his head being messed up by the mutation. He's quick to develop the ability to speak properly again however, thanks to his brain being enhanced; in later episodes, he can already express himself as clearly as before.
- Karma Houdini: At least at the end of the first season.
- Kick the Dog: His treatment of Otto Octavius; the worst part is, he seems to believe he was doing the right thing.
- When he becomes the Goblin, his treatment of Harry consists of this. Two major moments in particular are abandoning his son to drown because Harry rejected the symbiote and telling Harry how proud he is of him in "Carnage" only to drop him to his doom right after.
- Knight of Cerebus: Minus the comedy quirks, he is played dead serious as the Green Goblin.
- Leader Wannabe: Tries to take charge of Spidey's team in "Return of the Sinister Six". It doesn't go well; When the Six have the team against the ropes, Osborn, rather then offer words of encouragement or a new strategy, yells at them to "fight harder!"
- Manipulative Bastard: Toward his son, definitely.
- Non-Action Big Bad: In season 1; he's completely passive, usually leaving the Spider-Man hunting to Doc Ock while he focus on his society. He doesn't even become the Goblin until the season finale.
- Parental Neglect: Unlike most versions of Osborn, he doesn't appear to have any Abusive Parent traits, but he's still neglecting Harry because of his work and his obsession with Spider-Man. It gets worse as the story goes on.
- Powered Armor: As Iron Patriot he "borrows" some of Tony Stark's designs.
- Slasher Smile: His expression while short-circuiting Iron Man's armor is... unsettling... Becomes a permanent feature after he becomes the Goblin.
- So Proud of You: In "Carnage" Goblin finally tells Harry how his father (Norman) would have been proud of what Harry did, only to only to drop him to his doom right after.
- Transhuman Treachery: As the Goblin, once he develops a personality again.
- Villain Takes an Interest: For Spider-Man, as usual. Though amplified here, since he actually wants to get Spider-Man in order to create a whole super-soldier program from his DNA.
- He takes one in his son when he realizes some of Venom might still be inside Harry, and tells Spider-Man that he no longer needs him. He also loses his interest in his son when he rejects Venom in Rise of the Goblin.
- Why Are You Not My Son?: Thinks this of Peter. Deconstructed majorly in that thinking of Peter as his son means injecting him with the symbiote as we see in "Carnage".
- You Have Failed Me: Once threatened Octavius with this after the Frightful Four failed to capture Spider-Man (though it's possible he was merely threatening to fire him rather than kill him). Fortunately for him, Octavius was able to get a sample of Spider-Man's DNA in the next episode and used it to create Venom, a result Norman found satisfying enough to keep Octavius.
- He eventually does inflict this to him in Me Time with a murder attempt, though he had a logical (at least pragmatic) reason to do so; if he had not blown up Octavius' lab, SHIELD would have been able to track the communications back to him.
- Deems his own son unworthy when he rejects the Venom symbiote.
Voiced by: Matt Lanter
- Adaptation Distillation: This Venom symbiote's origin is more like a mix between the Ultimate Version of Carnage and the Marvel Adventures version of himself. In addition, this is the first version of the character where his identity is Harry Osborn instead of Eddie Brock.
- Adaptational Heroism: This version of harry appears to be more heroic and nicer than both his comic and previous animated counterparts.
- Anti-Villain: Type II; Harry has absolutely no control over the Symbiote when fully in Venom form and clearly has no intention of being evil.
- Anti-Hero: During his brief stint as Symbiote Spider-Man.
- Body Horror: Has a hole blasted through him by Nova and closes it like it was nothing.
- Brought Down to Normal: after being turned back to normal temporarly several times, he finally rejects the Symbiote once and for all in the Season 1 finale, causing his father to take it and leave to find a new host.
- Chest Insignia: The symbiote is initially without one, but manifests a stylized white spider on its back and chest after bonding to Spider-Man and retains it when bonded to Harry, though the possessed SHIELD agents in Venom Bomb lack one.
- Combat Tentacles: The symbiote's main means of ranged attack.
- Composite Character: Of Harry Osborn( being Peter and Mary Jane's closest friend, and his grudge against Spider-Man for ruining his relationship with his father.) and Eddie Brock/Venom(good looks, bad temper, and being the former host of the Venom symbiote ).
- The Dragon/ Dragon-in-Chief: Venom was briefly this to Norman Osborn.
- Evil Counterpart: The symbiote is one Spider-Man, being a creature made from his blood.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Ooh boy, does it ever.
- Fighting from the Inside: Harry manages this in "Carnage", forcing the symbiote off him.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Played both the same as usual with him angry that his father seems to pay more attention to someone else, in this case Spider-Man, and differently when he feels neglected because Peter's hanging out with his "detention buddies" rather than him. The emphasis on the latter in episode 4 helped make him a very sympathetic character.
- Hulking Out: Venom is a lot bulkier than Harry.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Venom's first words upon bonding to Spider-Man were "Friends... yummy!" and it later tried to take a bite out of Iron Fist.
- I Am Legion: Subverted for the first time in a long time. The justification is that the symbiote takes complete control of its host.Venom: "There is no-one else! Venom is all there is!"
- Played around with in the episode "Carnage". The first thing Harry says when he becomes Venom again is: "We are Venom." Venom then switches between using 'I' and 'we' depending on whether it's Harry talking or the symbiote.
- Knight of Cerebus: Very few scenes with Venom are played for humor, with Imagine Spots becoming less frequent as a result. The episode "Venomous" makes him even more terrifying than usual.
- Man Bites Man: Does not hesitate to use his tongue and teeth in combat.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: A staple of Venom's design, although before bonding to Harry the symbiote sported a Jagged Mouth instead.
- More Than Mind Control: While Harry is a nice guy and doesn't want to be evil, he feels resentment towards his father because he doesn't care about him and pays more attention to Spider-Man. That's probably why he is easily taken over by symbiote and in Venom form, Harry's negative feelings towards his father are more prominent.
- Not Quite Dead: The symbiote is seemingly Killed Off for Real at the end of its debut episode; then it turns out that Osborn wants Dr. Octopus to create more like it, and Harry finds a sample of it that survived.
- He appears in a later episode with control of Venom as the Black Spider-Man. It lasted only a little while before Venom took control and was believed to be destroyed for good by Spidey... only to show later that some of Venom survived in Harry's ear. It is seemingly Killed Off for Real again at the end of Venom Bomb when Peter uses the Iron Spider armor to incinerate it.
- Overly Long Tongue: Which he uses as a Combat Tentacle.
- Puppeteer Parasite: The symbiote takes over whoever is its host.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He once apparently couldn't tell that the fabric side of a mop is the part you clean with.
- Rubber Man: Venom can stretch his arms and morph them into different shapes.
- Spoiled Sweet: Even though he's a rich kid, Harry's one of Peter's best friends. He's actually the nicest version of Harry Osborn in all animated adaptations of Spider-Man.
- Start of Darkness: His start began the day his dad ran away to become the Green Goblin, which he blamed Spider-Man for.
- The Not-Love Interest: With MJ demoted to childhood friend, Harry appears to be (unintentionally) upgraded to this trope. Peter's constant ditching and inability to tell Harry truth puts a massive strain on their friendship. Besides that, the spat the two have in "Venom" comes off as a girlfriend leaving her boyfriend only for the two to make up later on and get back together. Complete with a female friend helping out the hapless "boyfriend" and the "girlfriend" venting about the relationship to family.
- The Symbiote: An artificial life form made form a mutated sample of Peter's blood.
- Transformation Trinket: Harry initially uses a watch-like device to call up the black suit whenever he wants, keeping the symbiote contained when not in use. In the end, though, the symbiote still manages to manipulate Harry even with the watch and he destroys it by the end of his first episode as Venom.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As usual, all he wants is his father's acknowledgement and approval. Explored more, too. We get plenty of scenes of Norman brushing off anything Harry does good (blaming his good grades on Peter is frequent, despite Peter's protests), and generally acts so aloof that his son will do anything to get his attention.
Otto Octavius/Dr Octopus
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
- Alliterative Name
- And I Must Scream: By the end of "The Iron Octopus", he ends up trapped in Oscorp again, this time with no tentacles and in a healing tank, presumably conscious, but his crippled body ensures he's not gonna be moving again.
- An Ice Person: His upgraded armor has an ice beam.
- Arch-Enemy: Interestingly, he is both this to Peter and Osborn.
- Ax-Crazy: Despite his claims to the contrary, he is certainly not stable.Dr. Octopus: I. Am. Not. Insane!
- Badass Normal: Doesn't actually have any superpowers himself, but can more than hold his own with his mechanical arms.
- Bald of Evil: After being captured by Norman again his head was shaved. His hair appears to have grown back by Season 2.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He was The Heavy for the first half of season 1, and far more active in the field than Norman ever was. However, his plans are much more conservative and he lacks the genetic power versatility Norman has.
- Cassandra Truth: Tries to tell everyone that Norman Osborn ruined his life in "The Iron Octopus", but they either don't believe him or just assume him to be a madman.
- Justified Trope: Doc Ock is a madman.
- Creepy Monotone: His voice is creepily calm and as a robotic reverberating effect to it.
- The Dragon: To Norman Osborn.
- The Starscream: Hinted by both the producers and his actions in the show. Confirmed in later episodes.
- The Dog Bites Back: He eventually causes Norman Osborn to become the Green Goblin as a revenge for the treatment he got.
- Evil Cripple: Because of an accident, he lost the use of his limbs. He uses his metal arms to work, fight, and move around. He's still menacing and rather creepy.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He is never seen without a pair of goggles with "+"-shaped lenses after building his battle suit.
- Genius Bruiser: When he actually starts fighting, most definitely.
- Glass Cannon: His tentacles are a powerful weapon, but get past them and just a paraplegic human.
- Hair Reboot: As seen at the start of the Season 2.
- Handicapped Badass: For a cripple, he is sure quite skilled at fighting; when he finally decides to get out of his lab and capture Spider-Man himself, he succeeded on the first attempt. None of the villains he hired before this were ever that successful.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: He hides Harry Osborn's identity as Venom just as Norman comes into his office.
- I Was Quite a Looker: In "Me Time", he laments his appearance in a hall of mirrors. As shown during a flashback sequence in "The Iron Octopus", he wasn't kidding.Doctor Octopus: ...I was handsome once...
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He turns Osborn into the Green Goblin and believed he could control him. It didn't work out the way he intended.
- Kick the Dog: His mocking of Curt Connors when he takes one of his serums that turned him into the Lizard. And he later uses a remote that turns him back into the Lizard and forces him to be a member of the Sinister Six.
- And in Return of the Sinister Six, he turns Osborn back into the Goblin.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's got no comedic quirks (aside from a snide remark about having to pay for damages that Taskmaster caused), and when he's in an episode, there are signs that the episode will be just a bit more dark. When he's finally out of the lab, he's much more dangerous and frightening, even able to take down Spider-Man with no help.
- Mad Scientist: Wouldn't be Doc Ock if he wasn't.
- Mythology Gag: His appearance in the Season One finale is based on his more recent look in the comics' Ends of the Earth arc.
- During Season 3's premiere, Loki, who teams up with Otto, switches his mind with Spider-Man as a part of his latest plan. Otto notes that the idea is brilliant and that he's "going to write that down". In the comic Superior Spiderman, Otto takes over Spider-Man/Peter's mind and life for some time.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Briefly makes a snide remark in "Why I Hate Gym" about the damages that he'll have to pay for to Taskmaster, who broke one of his machines.
- Powered Armor: After his first defeat, he builds one of these styled off Iron Man armor, though with his tentacles still as free as ever. It helps him quite a bit, even to survive being punched through three buildings. Doubles as a Mythology Gag to his Classic counterpart, who donned a suit after learning he was dying.
- Has a new one in ''Return of the Sinister Six.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Says this almost word-for-word in "The Lizard".Dr. Octopus: Reports of my demise were greatly exaggerated.
- The Sociopath: Whether he was one before is debatable, but by the time of the show it's clear he has no empathy for anything but himself.
- Spider Limbs: His tentacles, natch.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Norman finally tires of his failures in "Me Time" and torches his lab. Thanks to Spidey, he escapes death.
- Vader Breath: When the air vents in his harness are clogged.
- Villain Has a Point: It was dumb of Connors to test someone else's unfinished serum on himself.
- Villain Respect: Is surprised and, though he does his best not to show it, impressed by Spidey's scientific ability, when one accounts for his ego.
- Villain Team-Up: Becomes the leader of the Sinister Six.
- We Used to Be Friends: Went to university with Curt Connors and worked with Norman Osborn.
Dr Curt Connors/The Lizard
- An Arm and a Leg: The Green Goblin crushes his right arm in the Season One finale.
- Body Horror: His transformation into the Lizard is grotesque.
- Clothing Damage: The only thing that survives his transformations are the Magic Pants.
- Destined Bystander / Doomed by Canon: Becomes the Lizard in Season Two.
- Distressed Dude: Gets kidnapped by Doc Ock in Season Two and needs to be rescued by Spider-Man.
- Genius Cripple: He loses an arm thanks to the Goblin.
- Healing Factor: He doesn't grow his tail back after it's broken off, but it doesn't seem to faze him at all.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Spidey attempts this on him, with little result.
- Just Think of the Potential: His reaction when getting his hands on Octavius' animal DNA.
- Magic Pants: For some reason, while his labcoat and most of his uniform don't survive his transformation, his pants do.
- The Mentor: Peter mentions that Connors has been a mentor for him, though we're told rather than shown this for the most part.
- Mythology Gag: Pretending to only have one arm in the second episode, as his comic counterpart does. Then he actually loses it.
- Mind-Control Device: Doc Ock uses one to control the Lizard as one of the Sinister Six villains.
- Nice Guy: The only person who consistently treats Spidey with respect, as opposed to Spidey's team, Fury and Coulson (sometimes), who usually act unsympathetically and mean towards him.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He gets more and more aggressive as his Lizard transformation happens.
- The Smart Guy: SHIELD's resident tech genius.
- Split Personality Takeover: By the end of "Sinister Six", it seems like the Lizard persona has won out over Connors and chooses to...
- Transhuman Treachery: ... remain as the Lizard, refusing Peter's offer to help him turn human again.
- In Stan by Me, Peter accidentally erases Connors' remaining humanity while trying to save him, leaving only the Lizard personality and form. Subverted in Return of the Sinister Six, Connors' human personality actually survived and he subconsciously wrote a formula on the sewer walls for Spider-Man to find to cure himself from being the Lizard.
- Super Strength: Strong enough to be a match to both Spider-Man and Dr Octopus.
- Throwing Off the Disability: When he injects himself with the lizard DNA to re-grow his arm and save Peter.
- Trauma Conga Line: Over the course of three episodes, he loses his right arm, then gets turned into the Lizard, followed by getting kidnapped by Doc Ock, forced to transform into the Lizard again, fitted with a Mind-Control Device, and is now possibly stuck as the Lizard for good.
- Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six as the Lizard.
- We Used to Be Friends: He went to graduate school with Otto Octavius.
Voiced by: Steve Blum
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: The beetle, obviously.
- Arch-Enemy: He's later revealed to have a personal grudge against Agent Coulson, who was the only SHIELD agent ever able to catch him.
- Attack Drone: Uses them against Hawkeye and Spider-Man, in large numbers.
- Badass: Even when the team assembled against him, he was still able to handle all of them at once.
- Badass Normal: He only has a suit of powered armor when going up against an entire team of superheroes.
- Beam Spam: His wrist blasters have a pretty impressive rate of fire.
- Combat Pragmatist: He'll use sneak attacks, cloaking devices, overwhelming firepower, attack drones and anything else he can to gain the upper-hand.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He's notably smarter than your average Con Man: he carefully neutralized Spider-Man's teammates before going after Jonah J. Jameson and was able to surprise Spidey by coming through one entry he wouldn't be expected to come from: the elevator.
- Then there was the time Hawkeye tried tracking him by his armor emissions. Turned out the Beetle had figured out he might try something like that and had a little surprise waiting for Hawkeye and Spider-Man.
- Expy: This guy has more than a few similarities with Boba Fett.
- Possibly unintentional, but he bares an uncanny resemblence to Kamen Rider Garren.
- Hired Gun: When he is first introduced Nick Fury informs Spider-Man's team that the Beetle is one of the best, if not the best, mercenaries in the world.
- It's Personal: Surprisingly not against Spider-Man, but against Agent Coulson because he took him down one time.
- However, his first appearance in the second season shows he has now developed a grudge against Spider-Man due to his continued interference with his plans.
- Invisibility Cloak: His armor is shown to have a cloaking device built-in during his attack on the unfinished helicarrier.
- Lightning Bruiser: Wears heavy armor, carries lots of firepower, is able to hold his own in a fistfight with superheroes, and uses his jetpack to rocket into combat.
- Macross Missile Massacre: The Beetle's combat philosophy seems to be that there's no problem that can't be solved with a missile launcher or twelve.
- Mythology Gag: The Beetle's Mark I, II, and III armors from the mainstream comics appear during the team's Imagine Spots. The armour he wears in the show itself is based off his outfit from the Ultimate Spider-Man comic.
- Powered Armor: His suit is modelled after the one worn by the Ultimate comics Beetle, and is heavily armed.
- Professional Killer: He is a mercenary and assassin.
- The Quiet One: He only says four words in his debut appearance: "Missed?! I never miss!"
- Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.
- Vocal Dissonance: Judging from what little we've heard him actually say, he seems to have quite a high-pitched voice for such a Boba Fett-esque mercenary. Probably why he's so quiet.
- Has a much deeper voice in his second appearance.
- The Voiceless: Hasn't said a word in Season Two yet.
- Walking Armory: His armor has enough weapons to rival War Machine.
- You Talk Too Much: Power Man states this about him right before knocking him out. Though it's obviously a joke as that was the first and only time in the episode that Beetle ever spoke a word.
Voiced by: Christopher Daniel Barnes
- Actually Pretty Funny: Much to his teammates' annoyance, he actually laughs at some of Spider-Man's jokes in The Sinister Six.
- Bald of Evil: As Electro 2.0 he is completely hairless.
- Composite Character: Hw wore the costume of the classic Electro, but his supercharged form resembles Ultimate Electro.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: His Electro 2.0. form was basically unstoppable in his first appearance, taking over the whole city's electrical system, and had to be defeated by cunning. However, in "The Sinister Six", Electro 2.0 barely seems more dangerous than he was in his regular form.
- Energy Being: After Spider-Man unknowingly supercharged him. He turns back to normal-ish at the end of the same episode, but come "Sinister Six" he has seemingly been permanently supercharged.
- Evil Is Petty: Even after he got upgraded to the point of being able to absorb electricity all around the city, the best idea of a plan he can come up with is to ask all inhabitants to give him all their money. It takes Nova to point out that he can do more with that for him to figure it out.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Was a fairly harmless villain that Spidey took as a joke until he accidentally supercharged him, turning him into a real threat.
- Mythology Gag: When we first see Electro in his debut episode, he's in his classic green and yellow star-masked costume. After Spider-Man accidentally supercharged him, he turns into a new version of himself that looks closer to his Ultimate incarnation.
- Powered Armor: Gets a suit in Return of the Sinister Six.
- Power Incontinence: The heroes defeat him by exploiting his inability to process all the information he has access to.
- Psycho Electro: Even more so after his upgrade.
- Shock and Awe: Taken Up to Eleven after Spider-Man uses taser webbing on him.
- Super Mode: After getting supercharged by Spider-Man.
- Took a Level in Badass: As Electro 2.0 he's a lot more powerful and dangerous.
- True Final Boss: In "Spider-Verse", after he shocks the Spider-Goblin back into Norman, he still wants revenge on him for his imprisonment, and becomes the last villain to face the Web Warriors.
- Unexplained Recovery: It's never explained how he got his 2.0. form back after his introduction episode. Spider-Man doesn't even seem surprised about it.
- Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He definitely snaps after getting upgraded.
Voiced by: Max Mittelman (Rhino), Daryl Sabara (Alex)
- Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, the Rhino's real name is Aleksei Sytsevich, with his original name, Alex O'Hirn, retconned into being an alias. In the cartoon, Alex O'Hirn is his real name.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: This version of the Rhino has much more angst issues about being mutated and bullied into becoming a criminal than his mainstream counterpart.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Duh.
- Arch-Enemy: To Flash Thompson/Agent Venom in his debut episode and half of "The Rampaging Rhino".
- The Brute
- Composite Character: Possibly; he has the same name as Rhino in the comics, but his personality and motivation make him closer to Charlie Weiderman, one of the Molten Men. He also looks strangely similar to the version of Seymour O'Reilly from The Spectacular Spider-Man, though that also may be a coincidence.
- Cursed with Awesome: He's an unstoppable teenaged brute with incredible strength, durability, size and speed that gives even the Hulk trouble. As a downside though, his genius-level intelligence has been downgrade significantly as Rhino and can no longer return to his normal life due to his permanent mutation, much to his dismay.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Sort of; Peter tried taking his defense in front of Flash and offered his friendship to him. He declined, arguing that Peter was only noticing him because he pitied him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Granted, Flash did bully Alex and was a horrible Jerkass to him, even more so than he used to be to Peter. But going as far as destroying his car, his home, and even attempting to take his life is clearly overkill.
- Dumb Muscle: Each time he drinks the mutagen that transforms him, Alex becomes dumber and more aggressive, to the point that he has difficulty putting words together into actual sentences. Surprisingly, it makes him creepier by showing how much effect the mutagen has on him.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Was a nerd who was picked on by Flash, but when he drinks Oscorp chemical compound (rhino mutagen), he turns into a nigh unstoppable juggernaut that can even hurt Power Man.
- Heel-Face Turn: During the climax of "The Rampaging Rhino", Spidey convinces Rhino to uses his angst-filled rage about being mutated forever towards something more beneficial: joining Spidey's New Warriors team and becoming a hero. He seals the deal by saving the Lincoln Tunnel from an oil explosion and officially accepting the offer.
- Hulk Speak: As a result of the Mutagen his IQ and speach centres hits rock bottom.
- I Am a Monster /I Just Want to Be Normal: Primary the reason for his rage during the episode "The Rampaging Rhino".
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight /Cooldown Hug: This tactic was used on him by Spidey during the climax of "The Rampaging Rhino" as a way of bringing out "the Alex side" back to Rhino.
- Lightning Bruiser: Strong enough to seriously injure Power Man. Ridiculously fast for his size.
- Magic Pants: For some reason, his clothes remain undamaged and transform with him when he turns into the Rhino, and then back again. Even his watch reappears.
- Motive Decay: He had a perfectly understandable motivation in his introduction episode. Comes The Sinister Six, he is portrayed as nothing but a mutagen addict who agrees to join Octopus' team in exchange of more serum.
- Mythology Gag: He looks like The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game version of the Rhino.
- Nerd: His true identity, Alex, is one at Peter's school.
- Nigh Invulnerable
- Not So Different / Shadow Archetype: With Peter/Spider-Man, of all people. Both are unpopular smart kids from the same school who got mutated by Oscorp Mutagen (though Spidey got luckier); both got bullied by Flash; And Rhino even admitted that he wanted to be like Spider-Man, hence why he started drinking the mutagen. The difference is that Peter went on to use his powers as a hero and tried to help Flash be a better person, while Alex took the path of revenge and raised his hatred of Flash to creepily psychotic levels.
- Lampshaded by Spidey as he was trying to calm him down back into his Alex side.
- Revenge: His main motivation is to get back at Flash for bullying him
- Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Rhino personally feels this towards the end of "The Rampaging Rhino", despite being given the chance to.
Kraven The Hunter
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader
- Adaptation Origin Connection: To White Tiger; he is made her nemesis and the villain who killed her father.
- Animorphism: When he finally gets his hand on the Tiger Amulet, he eventually ends up unable to control it, causing it to overwhelm him and turn him into a tiger-man. He turns back to normal after he lost it.
- Crazy-Prepared: He seems to have a specific weapon, trap or gimmick for almost every enemy or situation, including weapons to deal with all of Spider-Man and White Tiger's teammates.
- Drunk with Power: He clearly loses it when he gets the White Tiger Amulet and uses it on himself.
- Egomaniac Hunter: A staple for the character.
- In the Hood: His furcoat has a hood that he wears over his face the first time we see him.
- Hero Killer: Aside from easily defeating all protagonists but Ava and Peter, he actually killed the previous White Tiger.
- Husky Russkie: He is descended from Russian nobles.
- Knight of Cerebus: For White Tiger, much like how Nightmare was one for Iron Fist.
- Laser Blade: His spear and knife have glowing red blades.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He easily defeats Power Man, Iron Fist and Nova, but doesn't kill them so he can use them as bait to lure White Tiger into a trap.
- Powered Armor: Gets one in Return of the Sinister Six.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Tiger Amulet has this effect on him, even before it overwhelms him.
- Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.
- You Killed My Father: He's responsible for the death of Ava's father.
Voiced by: Dante BascoIron Fist's spirit brother from K'un-L'un. Decidedly more arrogant and violent than Danny.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: To Iron Fist; in the comic, the two have nothing to do with each others, while here they were spirit brothers in this series.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Like you wouldn't believe... it eventually becomes his undoing.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: First begs Spider-Man to help him out of the illusion. Then after being curb stomped by Danny, he's reduced to begging for mercy. He gets exiled.
- Badass Normal: Has no superpowers, yet can fight evenly with both Spider-Man and Iron Fist.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: As a member of the Sinister Six, his Powered Armor has a scorpion tail like his namesake.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Danny's Abel.
- Combat Pragmatist: Will dip his blade with poison to get the edge in battle.
- Composite Character: He is a of mix of Scorpion and the Iron Fist villain Davos. He is also a hook weapon user like Maximus Gargan.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: You have to admit that his plan to get Danny out of the contest and be the king of K'un-L'un by default was quite clever. The only reasons he failed was because Spider-Man served as a Spanner in the Works, and Danny already knew it was him.
- Expy/Shout-Out: A ninja with a grappling hook that's named Scorpion? Hmmm...
- Fatal Flaw: Pride, with a nice side helping of Greed.
- Foil: To Iron Fist. Both are skilled martial artists, but where Danny is kind, humble, and has a sense of honor, Scorpion is an arrogant, self-centered blowhard who cares only for himself and will gladly fight dirty to get what he wants. He's a dark reflection of what Danny would be if he let himself be controlled by his pride.
- Hypocrite: Constantly berates Danny for dishonoring K'un-L'un by consorting with outsiders. This from the guy who poisoned Danny to keep him from the contest.
- In Name Only: Bears no resemblance (story or appearance wise) to any of the various Marvel villains named Scorpion. He does however have many similarities with the Iron Fist villain Steel Serpent/Davos. That said, the scorpion tail flail is lifted from Maximus Gargan, the Ultimate Marvel version of Scorpion (a Mexican mobster with unbreakable skin and aforementioned flail but no costume; more of a criminal than a super-villain) and later takes on similar armor to the original Ultimate Scorpion.
- Poisonous Person: Uses a special poison that inflicts blindness.
- Powered Armor: In "Return of the Sinister Six", he gets powered armor like the rest of them. It makes him look more like the the original 616 version.
- Race Lift: This version is Asian instead of white or Mexican (like the second Ultimate Scorpion)
- Sequel Hook/Foreshadowing: Scorpion is exiled from K'un-L'un and will likely seek vengeance against Spider-Man and Iron Fist. In episode "The Lizard" one of Doc Ock animal DNA samples had scorpion label and scorpion was featured in Ock's evil petting zoo Imagine Spot, along with vulture, hinting that Scorpion may become a animal-mutant later on the series and may become member of Sinister Six and also suggests that Vulture will debut at some point.
- Smug Snake: More like smug scorpion, but still...
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: Isn't above using poison to win his fights.
- Ungrateful Bastard: His response to Spider-Man rescuing him from the illusion? To flip out that an infidel dared to touch him.
- Villainous Breakdown: After Spider-Man is declared the winner, he flips out and attacks Danny. After being beaten by Danny, he's reduced to begging. It's quite satisfying.
- Villain Team-Up: He teams up with the Sinister Six.
Voiced by: Clancy Brown
- Academy of Evil: His second appearance shows him at one of his facilities.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He can mimic a person's movements by observing them in action once.
- Bad Boss
- Big Bad Wannabe: His first couple appearances aren't much to speak of, as he's Only in It for the Money. However, come season 3, he takes a much more personal role in fighting Spiderman's newer team, but as mostly normal guy, he's still outclassed by the more genius planners like the Green Goblin.
- Bounty Hunter
- Combat Pragmatist: He revels in this.Spider-Man: Anyone ever tell ya copying is cheating?
Taskmaster: I call it winning.
- Cool Mask: His mask looks like a skull and gives him yellow eyes with black sclera.
- Crazy-Prepared: Someone saw his face behind the mask? Turns out that it was a mask as well.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He is voiced by Clancy Brown.
- If I Can't Have You: A non-romantic example, as he was ready to kill Amadeus Cho so that no-one would get him or the armor (Then perform a Villain Exit Stage Left).
- In the Hood: He's always seen wearing a hood.
- Jet Pack: In rocket boot form.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's one of the villains that's a genuine threat.
- Skull For A Mask: His mask looks like a skull.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Towards Spider-Man; he sees potential in Spidey and would like to take him as an apprentice, although he decides it's no longer worth it during their next meeting.
- In Season 3's "Agent Venom", when Taskmaster notices the Venom Symbiote bonded to Flash, he remarks at his dark potential and tries to recruit him too. When he offers, Flash answers by striking back, so he decides to electrocute the Symbiote off of him and "give it to someone more worthy" before Spider-Man intervenes and the two knock him into the sea. He flees, but is later shown hacking and obtaining a copy of the file on the new teenage Heroes...
- Also done, "Cloak and Dagger", we learn that he has already successfully recruited both Cloak and Dagger, feeding into their general mistrust of others as a means of keeping them away from Spider-Man and SHIELD.
- At the end of another episode "The Vulture", he gets the young Vulture on his side by revealing he knows his real name, Adrian Toomes. In the prior episode though, he ultimately failed at recruiting Cho as the Iron Spider when Cho saw that Taskmaster was gonna shoot Spidey while he was savng people.
- We Can Rule Together: Made this offer to Spidey. The webslinger refused.
- Unknown Rival: To Norman Osborn, since they both share an interest in Spider-Man. Notably, Taskmaster is unknown on purpose since he voluntarily hid his interest.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: During the episode "New Warriors", he constantly tells Cloak and Dagger that they can't trust anyone. When Spidey accidentally knocks Cloak between the turbines of the Tricarrier, Dagger begs Taskmaster to save him, only for Taskmaster to repeat what he said and fly off. This leads to their Heel-Face Turn.
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
- Actually a Doombot: The Dr. Doom that Spider-Man and the others captured turns out to be several Doombots nested inside each other - which proceed to trash the SHIELD Helicarrier.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the ruler of Latveria.
- The Comically Serious: Not the character himself, but many of his appearances in Spidey's Imagine Spots draw humor from him just being there.
- The Dreaded: Spider-Man notes that Doom made his Spider-Sense go off WAY harder than usual. And that was Actually a Doombot.
- Evil Overlord: He's the king of Latveria.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: He can shoot energy beams from his hands.
- Powered Armor: His armor is a nuclear-powered chassis made from Vibranium.
- Third-Person Person: He constantly speaks in the third person.
- Xanatos Gambit: When the teen heroes attempt to attack Latveria in order to capture him, he sent them a Doombot and let it be captured so it could infiltrate the Helicarrier and destroy it. And even after the heroes destroyed it, it turns out that he took the opportunity to scan their moves and now knows all of their weaknesses.
- Even better? The heroes pulled a sneak attack with no planning, so he had no prep time.
Voiced by: Troy Baker
- Arch-Enemy: To Thor. Although he also developed a personal grudge against Spider-Man after their first encounter.
- Baleful Polymorph: Is extremely fond of inflicting this upon others - with every episode he appears being centered around him turning someone into something in order to defeat/humiliate them.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Thor's Abel, obviously.
- The Chessmaster: Manipulates the rules of the Asgardian Boar Hunt to get the Hunters to try to take out "Spider-Ham". He doesn't count on Thor and SHIELD going so far to defend Spidey, though.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: He looks quite similar to Tom Hiddleston.
- Denser and Wackier: The currently best-known version of Loki as portrayed in the comic, movie and cartoons is a vicious chessmaster whose plans typically involved very elaborated schemes to murder Thor, steal Odin's powers World Domination and at least once genocide. While this one retain some of those goals, he usually rather focus on petty acts of revenge and relies on goofy Baleful Polymorph curses rather than large-scale manipulations.
- Didn't Think This Through: At the end of the season 3 two-parter, he escapes using Heimdall's portal, not realizing that the portal does not lead to Asgard but to a realm where all the monsters who were under control of Venom were.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even he wouldn't spit in a hotdog before giving it to someone he dislikes.
- Fatal Flaw: Like his brother, Loki is pretty arrogant himself.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Does a rather ingenious one in the Season 3 two-part premiere, "Avenging Spider-Man". After gaining Spidey's body, he leads an army of Venom-powered monsters before then switching back to his own body (after Spidey inadvertently hurts his own body) and pretends to still be Spider-Man stuck in Loki's body just as the Avengers arrive. You gotta give it to Loki; that was smart.
- If You Won't, I Will: In "Run Pig Run," after Spidey evades the boar hunters until sunset, when the hunt ends, Loki is so furious that he violates the Asgardian laws by trying to do Spidey in himself, only to get punched out and taken into Asgard's custody for his troubles.
- Irony: Loki mocks Thor about his arrogance, but later Spider-Man uses Loki's own ego against him.
- Master of Illusion: He disguises himself as a hot-dog vendor to get Peter to eat a hot-dog that turns Peter into Spider-Ham in "Run Pig Run" and spends the episode taking on many forms to help the hunters either find Spider-Ham or just give Pete a worse day than he already has.
- Troll: Some of the things he does are purely For the Evulz, in particular his revenge gambit against Spider-Man.
Voiced by: Peter Lurie
- Arch-Enemy: To Wolverine. Parodied in a Cutaway Gag, where Dr Samson tries to have him and Wolverine in therapy, which ends up with the two of them fighting each other again.
- Blood Knight: Even more aggressive than Wolverine.
- Fangs Are Evil: He has a mouth full of jagged teeth.
- I Am A Humanitarian: To quote Wolverine: "He eats anything he doesn't like. And he doesn't like anything."
Voiced by: Mark Hamill
- Arch-Enemy: To Dr. Strange.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He thought Spider-Man saw his Uncle's death as his greatest failure, and failed to understand that this memory was precisely what motivated him into being a superhero in the first place.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Or at least he does until he's defeated. When he does, his voice basically reverts to Mark Hamill's Joker voice.
- Humanoid Abomination: He appears vaguely human on the surface, but is an ancient demon that consumes dreams.
- Knight of Cerebus: His episode was the one where Iron Fist's origins and major insecurities came to light.
- One-Winged Angel: Gets Facial Markings and Flaming Hair after defeating Dr. Strange. He later becomes a full-fledged giant demon during Spidey's It's A Wonderful Life/Christmas Carol dream sequence in "Nightmare on Christmas".
- Reality Warper: Within the Dream Dimension.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Is eaten by the aforementioned Eldritch Abomination, but Dr. Strange says he will return as long as there are nightmares.
Voiced by: Phil Morris
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The whole premise to his episode is that he seized the SHIELD Helicarrier.
- Badass: He and his troops were able to take over the SHIELD Helicarrier and capture Fury.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Nick's Abel.
- Composite Character: He's Nick's brother and uses the Scorpio identity, like Jake Fury, but his first name, Max, come from Nick's evil robot duplicate in Secret Avengers.
- In the Hood: As can be seen in the picture.
- Race Lift: First time he shares his brother's change from white to black.
- Revenge: His motive for attacking SHIELD.
- Wave Motion Gun: The Scorpio Key, one of the top 10 most dangerous weapons known to man.
- Western Zodiac: He and his Legion of Doom, Zodiac, base their outfits off of this.
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
- Adaptational Badass: While mainstream Sandman never was a joke, this version takes it to new levels, as he's so dangerous that him reaching New York could actually cause a major crisis, and Fury had to imprison him on an island instead of sending him to a regular jail.
- Adaptational Villainy: Like all previous incarnations of Sandman, he does have some shade of Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds; However, he's clearly much more crazy and psychotic than any of his previous incarnations, both in the comic and animated-wise.
- Berserk Button: "DON'T CALL ME SANDMAN!"
- Bratty Half-Pint: Initially appears as one.
- Creepy Child: Lampshaded by Nova.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Inverted; he wants to be called by his real name rather than Sandman.
- Genius Loci: Becomes one with the island he was imprisoned on.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: He ended up completely nuts after being imprisoned alone on an island for years.
- Heel-Face Door Slam: He tried, and showed potential, but ultimately failed to redeem himself. It's a shame.
- I Am a Monster: Sort of, he declares the "Sand-monster" version of himself to be "Who I really am".
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He can spawn arms out of the ground.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He just wants to "play".
- Restraining Bolt: Attempted, but in the end, it wasn't enough.
- Split Personality: "Sandy" is Flint's Imaginary Friend made real.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Being completely made of sand, he can freely transform his body.
Trapster/Paste-Pot Pete/Peter Petruski
Voiced by: Steven Weber
- Butt Monkey: Out of the Frightful Four, he's the one who gets the worst of it.
- The Chew Toy: Whenever he shows up he gets his butt kicked.
- Groin Attack: When he asks MJ how long she has until graduation after taking her hostage, she elbows him in the chin and then kicks him in the crotch.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He almost always gets covered by his own super glue.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Constantly makes ones about glue. You know how bad it is when even Spidey thinks they are lame.
- Starter Villain: The first villain introduced to the show, and part of the Frightful Four, who are altogether the first threat Spider-Man's team has to deal with.
- Sticky Situation: All the time, thanks to his glue guns.
Batroc the Leaper
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
- Badass Moustache: Averted; if anything, his mustache just looks absolutely ridiculous.
- Beard of Evil
- Gratuitous French: Constantly. He is French, after all.
- French Jerk: He's a French thief who enjoys taunting his opponents.
- Graceful Loser: At one point, when realizing he didn't stand a chance against Spider-Man, he willingly surrenders himself. Too bad for him, it actually was Venom he was fighting against...
- Fridge Brilliance: Batroc has always been portrayed as a French stereotype.
- Harmless Villain: Probably the least dangerous villain in the whole show.
- Joke Character: He has a fairly ridiculous getup and his parkour skills are all he has going for him power-wise.
- In a Single Bound: Pretty much his only ability.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In Electro, he takes advantage of the general lack of electricity in the town, and starts going around stealing everywhere with the heroes failing to stop him. Needless to say, Electro easily upstages him and as soon as electricity comes back, they pay him back.
Voiced by: Dee Bradley BakerThe Green Goblin turns Peter Parker into Carnage by bonding him with the Venom symbiote. Carnage proceeds to Curb-Stomp Battle Peter's team, but Harry reclaims the symbiote, becoming Venom again and returning Carnage to being Peter.
- Adaptation Distillation: Though not a straight adaptation of Ultimate Carnage, it retains a similar relationship with the Venom symbiote that it had in that comic. To be precise, being more closely based on Peter Parker's biology as well as being absorbed to return Venom to full strength.
- The Berserker: The first thing Carnage does is attack the Green Goblin and trash his lab.
- Combat Tentacles: Projects black tentacles from his back that serve as his main means of offence.
- Fangs Are Evil/More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Like Venom, like Carnage.
- Gory Discretion Shot: It's easy to miss, but when a cloud of dust is stirred up, several SHIELD agents are dragged into it and never come out. And if he's anything like other versions of Carnage...
- Lightning Bruiser: Spidey's team notes that he has many improvements over Venom, and Carnage practically paints the walls with both many SHIELD troops as well as the team itself.
- Overly Long Tongue: Just like Venom's.
- Primal Stance: Maneuvers on all fours, emphasizing his animalistic aggression.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Though when the symbiote first bonds to Peter the red and black are inverted
- Shout-Out: It's fighting style appears to be lifted from the Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video-games—using tendrils from its back and shoulders to move around, a pouncing and charging attack pattern, bouncing off both surfaces and heroes themselves. Several moves it does (for instance, using the tendrils to sling itself forward into an enemy before bouncing off said enemy and back on its feet) are almost exactly the same as moves used in the videogame. Also a bit to Spider-Man: The Animated Series which likewise an alternate verison of Peter was turned into Carnage.
- Spikes of Villainy: Can form spikes all over his body as a defense mechanism.
- The Symbiote: Created when the Green Goblin bonds the Venom symbiote to Peter Parker.
- Superpowered Evil Side: To Peter Parker, when the Green Goblin bonds him to a sample of the Venom symbiote.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets approximately three minutes of screen time before Harry reclaims the symbiote and becomes Venom again.
Voiced by: Nolan NorthAn alien crystal turns John Jameson into a werewolf on the moon.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Wolves, naturally.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Man-Wolf has no trouble whatsoever running along the moon's surface without a spacesuit.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight
- Lightning Bruiser: Strong enough to take on the team single-handed. Fast enough to outrun Spider-Man.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: For starters, this one can breathe in space and is created via an alien crystal.
- Resist the Beast: John tries to and actually succeeds temporarily.
- Spikes of Villainy: His armor has what looks like a bandolier of spikes on it.
- Super Strength: He throws most of the team around like ragdolls for most of the episode.
- A God Am I: Constantly refers to himself as the future.
- Ax-Crazy: How crazy he was before is debatable, but he gets crazier as Swarm.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Noted by Spider-Man when he briefly refers to himself as we.
- Create Your Own Villain: Is created by both Tony Stark firing him and Peter using the latter's tech to upgrade his tracers. Lampshaded by Tony.
- Evil Sounds Deep: After becoming Swarm.
- Meaningful Name: He's a swarm of self replicating Spidey Tracers.
- Race Lift: Goes from a German named Fritz to an Asian named Michael.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's the next big thing in science, even calling Tony Stark a "relic". In reality, he's just a researcher with an attitude problem.
- The Sociopath: As Tony so eloquently puts it:Tony Stark: You're a self-centered egomaniac with no regard for the safety of others.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: As Swarm.
- That Man Is Dead: An odd variation. He begins to say that Michael Tan no longer exists, but Spidey's the one who names him Swarm. Of course he gladly took the name.
- The Worm That Walks: Though different from his usual body, as he's made up of Spidey-Trackers instead of bees.
Voiced by Will Friedle
- Adaptational Villainy: Eh, whatevs. While I'm no saint in the comics (especially in my original appearances), here I'm pretty shameless in who I help or harm as long as I gets paid in the end."Sometimes I'm bad for money, sometimes I'm good for money. As long as I'm having fun with said money, I make my own rules!"
- Me and Taskmaster can be described as this, I guess. In the comics, we're BFFs, (Vitriolic Best Buds, but still rather close allies). In this, we're a lot less friendly towards each other as the fact that I have no prob "unaliving" him freaks Tasky out.
- Adaptational Heroism: Compared to my actual incarnation in the Ultimate Marvel universe, who was an Ax-Crazy mutant hating bigot that just killed even if there was no money to be made.
- Bag of Holding: My pouches. Among the things I have stored in there are: a parachute, bombs, a laser gun, fish sticks, and more.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Part of my awesomeness, of course! I even fought Spidey in the 4-wall breaking, non-sequitor sequences! I kinda had to, since the webhead stole my bit in the first place.
- Confusion Fu: Even Taskmaster can't read my sweet moves.
- Dance Battler: I beat Tasky while break dancing, just like in the comics! Nice reference, eh?
- Deadly Euphemism: I don't kill people, I "Unalive" them. See "Never Say Die" for why.
- Denser and Wackier: You read that right. They actually managed to do this to me of all people!
- The Dreaded: Heh, Tasky practically wet himself when Spidey mentioned I was there.
- Early-Bird Cameo: I was actually shown in a magazine cover and as a videogame character in episodes before my official appearance in the series. Always pay attention, kids.
- Everything Is Better With Monkeys: I dressed a bunch of monkeys in smaller outfits of my own to mess with Fury.
- Evil All Along: Or at the very least, Amoral All Along. So, yeah, I stole the drive containing various heroes secret identities in it in the first place and was planning to sell it to the highest bidder. Too bad Spider-Man had to be a stick in the web.
- Gory Discretion Shot: When I got an ass full of arrows, and a spleen full of swords.
- Guttural Growler: I tend to lapse into this occasionally, twice simply to mock Wolverine.
- Healing Factor: Eh, I had to mention it. I even lampshade it!Me: Heh, that's gonna leave a mark. Oh wait, healing factor! Yay me!
- Katanas Are Just Better: Ain't they, though? So slicey and dicey...
- Mad HatterPrince Goody-Two Webs: Are you out of your mind?Moi: TOTALLY!
- Mind Screw: My existence in a nutshell. An assorted nutshell. Of nuts. And yes, that includes peanuts. Wait, are peanuts even nuts at all? I thought they were those legume thingies...
- Multiple-Choice Past: Since I'm so creative, I give at least three different backstories over the course of the episode.
- I Love Nuclear Power: From playing in a kiddie pool of radioactive waste as a kid and being given superpowers...
- Parental Abandonment: ...To having my mom kidnapped by ninjas after I was born. Of course, since this is me and the summary of the rest of my "origin story"...
- Dark and Troubled Past: Eventually, the webhead grilled my real origin outta me: Here, I was once a "weird special kid" (probably because of my healing factor) with a crapsack life being treated badly and/or hurt by bad people. Nick Fury found me and trained me, having once been with Spider-Man's teammates. Over time, though I learned to 'laugh at the pain' and 'to hurt those who hurt you times a thousand'.
- Never Say "Die": Since this is a kid's show, they had me parody this trope, claiming it as a tic. So, I have to stick with "unalive".
- No Fourth Wall: Even more so than Spidey. I still say he nabbed it from me first!
- Nominal Hero: Big time. After all, I'm...
- Only in It for the Money: As long as I'm paid, I'm golden.
- Psycho for Hire: Extra emphasis on the psycho.
- Remember the New Guy: You would have thought Spider-Man's teammates would have mentioned sooner that there had been someone in their team before Peter arrived and who eventually left. Guess I'm just He-Who-Is-So-Awesome-He-Must-Not-Be-Named.
- Shadow Archetype: Lampshaded by Spider-Man after hearing my last and most plausible origin story. He claims that if matters have gone a little different, he would have ended up as cool as me. (Yeah, right!) This is also seen through the whole episode, regarding out similar quirks and the arguments regarding our differences.
- You Can't Handle The Truth!: I try to lay this epic line on Spider-Man. However, knowing me and the delivery causes Spidey to deliver a hilariously deadpan (if you like his style of funny; I don't see the appeal, myself) 'Really?' before I spill the likeliest beans.
- Younger and Hipper: This version of me is implied to still be a teenager. My already beautiful skin is also smooth and free of the many cancer scars my comic counterpart has. I was a former member of Spider-Man's team prior to him joining, and the most believable backstory I give is that I was a strange kid who was taken in and trained by Nick Fury.
Voiced by: James MarstersInsane galactic conqueror and ruler of the Chitauri.
- Cool Chair: A hover chair with tons of guns in it.
- In Name Only: Shares very little similarities to the Korvac of the comics.
Voiced by: Corey BurtonKing of the vampires.
- Dracula: The King of Transylvania.
- Evil Albino: He has pale skin, white hair, red eyes, and is the King of the Vampires.
- Knight of Cerebus: One of the few villains with no funny quirks whatsoever.
- Undeathly Pallor: His skin is bluish pale due to him being a vanpire.
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: He was infused with vulture DNA.
- Composite Character: He's Adrian Toomes, but in contrast his comic book counterpart (who has no powers and relies on a winged flight suit), is an actual bird mutate like the Jimmy Natale version of the Vulture.
- Criminal Amnesiac: A rather tragic variant as whatever Doc Ock did, he has no memory of his past and is forced to work with Taskmaster as he knows who he was due to stealing data from Doc Ock's computer.
- Emo Teen: He is very angsty and in his human form even has the stereotypical look down.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His primary superpower aside from flight and talons is a screech so powerful it creates shockwaves.
- We Used to Be Friends: Spider-Man helped him in his debut episode, but he signed up with Taskmaster. Though after Spider-Man defeated Taskmaster in "New Warriors", he tells Vulture they don't need to fight anymore, and he flew away.
- Younger and Hipper: His first name being Adrian hints that he's Adrain Toomes, but in the comics, Adrian is an old man.
Morgan Le Fay
Voiced by: Grey DeLisleA powerful witch sealed inside a magic sword.
- Affably Evil: She's a very outgoing and polite lady who just wants to engulf the world into eternal darkness.
- Berserk Button: Being called evil she can handle, but hates being called old.
- Hot Witch
- Fatal Flaw: Her arrogance.
- Friend to All Children: She claims to absolutely adore children, though it doesn't stop her from trying to kill them.
- Child Hater: Though just before she get's dragged of to her prison again, she remembers that she actually hates kids.
- The Night That Never Ends: Her goal.