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Fan Fic: Spiders And Magic Rise Of Spider Mane
Spiders and Magic: Rise of Spider-Mane (also read here) is a Spider-Man/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic crossover fanfic by Maximus_Reborn. Trouble is brewing, and Spider-Man is summoned to save the day! However, he takes the form of a pony upon his arrival and slowly starts to lose his powers. Now as Peter Pony Parker, he must become Equestria's new hero as the Amazing Spider-Mane, but with past failures haunting his mind, will somepony be able to give him the happiness he deserves and save him from a prophecy that ends with his death?

Across Equestria and through Earth, two hearts will join together, but one may die to ensure the other's survival...

The first story is finally complete! Maximus is currently working on a sequel.

  • Adork Able: Both Peter and Twilight.
  • Action Girl: Twilight shows more traits of this in the Marvel Universe.
    • The Mane Six in general.
    • Princess Luna also gets a chance to show her power.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Prince Peter Pony Parker
  • A Friend in Need: Often resulting in Heartwarming.
  • After-Action Patch-Up: Twilight does this for Peter after his final fight with Sombra, scolding him the entire time.
  • A God Am I: Norman Osborn, after his transformation.
  • Alcohol Hic: Twilight and Cadance in chapter 42.
  • Alien Among Us: Being a human in the guise of a pony, Spidey gets to learn a lot from Equestria and it's society.
  • All-Loving Hero: Spidey. And everypony loves him, too.
  • Alternate Continuity: The Spider-Man of this fanfic seems to have elements from both, the mainstream Marvel universe, and the Ultimate universe, as well as some elements from the films (The final consensus seems to be that he's the "Amazing" Spider-Man from Shattered Dimensions, though Edge of Time doesn't seem to have happened yet). It is also an alternate continuation of MLP Season 3, since it takes place after Sombra's first defeat in the Crystal Empire.
    • And an offhand comment in chapter 53, reveals that even Marvel vs. Capcom has already taken place in this continuity.
    • Turns out, this story's Marvel Universe is numbered 672, though it's apparently a close neighbor to 616.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Twilight's mother, Velvet, shows signs of this in chapter 35.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Twilight mentions that she once found Peter sleeping on the ceiling of her house...
    • ... And that Pinkie Pie had managed to duct tape herself to the ceiling, next to him.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Twilight is quite prone to do this.
  • Animor Phism: Of the involuntary type.
    Peter: Oh, my God! I turned into Seabiscuit! I look more ridiculous than Spider-Ham!
  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Rainbow Dash, while trying to prove herself as a better hero than Spider-Mane in chapter 4. Or so she believes...
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Twilight has more than once used this on Peter.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Twilight Velvet is a big fan of Spider-Mane. And now her daughter is his marefriend. Oh my.
  • Asleep for Days: Peter, after the accident in the Manehattan race.
  • Bad Ass: The Amazing Spider-Mane!
  • Bad Ass Bookworm: Twilight Sparkle, particulary after defeating the Hulk.
    • And Peter, of course.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Peter does this during his fight with King Sombra.
  • Battle Couple: Peter and Twilight, after entering into the Marvel Universe.
  • "Be Quiet!" Nudge
  • Big Bad: Discord initially seems like this, but in fact the true big bad is Norman Osborn.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Shining Armor and his initial hostility towards Peter.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Peter for the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
  • Big "NO!": Twilight's reaction when she realizes that Peter is dead.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Norman Osborn is defeated, both worlds are saved and Spider-Man finally earns universal acceptance on Earth, and Peter leaves to live in Equestria with (now-pregnant) Twilight. However, Peter's alien origin is revealed to the Equestrians who now in turn treat him with fear and distrust, and other villains are already gathering to plot against Spider-Mane and Elements of Harmony.
  • Blinded by the Light: When Spider-Mane uses miniature crystal hearts to blind King Sombra.
  • Brain Washed: The Hulk, in chapter 44.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Sunset Shimmer.
  • Butt Monkey: Lyra, in her everlasting quest to prove Peter a human.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Twilight and Peter, both.
  • Car Fu: Used by Princess Luna while been controled by Venom's Symbiote.
  • Cassandra Truth: Lyra, as per fanon, is obsessed with humans. She saw Peter in his human form on the first day, but nobody believes that he's a human. Still applies even AFTER Spidey becomes a pony.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Well, it's Spider-Man. Would you expect anything less?
  • Character Development: Peter, particularly. While he is still prone to moments of self-loathing and doubt, he has come a long way from the Broken Hero that we are all familiar with.
  • The Chew Toy: Peter. Constantly curses his 'Parker Luck' for every insane shenanigan he suffers.
  • Cliff Hanger: There's a LOT of these in the story.
  • Mindless Mare Magnet: Just like in the comics, Peter gets (almost) ALL the mares.
    • To elaborate, he has his main relationship with Twilight, but every single one of the Mane 6 (except Pinkie Pie) are attracted to him, and Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo even have precocious crushes on him. And that's just from the main cast. Princess Luna finds a lot of common ground with him, Trixe treasures his friendship as her first friend, Derpy fangirls over him and even Spitfire likes him. The author has downplayed this with recent edits, however.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Inevitable, as the Trope Namer himself is the protagonist.
  • The Comically Serious: Luna, generally.
    • Funnily enough, Doctor Strange is not this. He's actually quite the snark master, and a bit of a flirt.
  • Comforting Comforter
  • Cool Sword: The Equestrian Saber, also known as Celsius.
  • Crush Blush: They happen quite often, and they're usually of the bright variety.
  • Cry into Chest
  • Cuteness Proximity: Peter suffers it. Oh, does Peter suffer it. And he feels the blow to his masculinity each time.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Twilight delivers one to Venom-Luna in chapter 55.
    • Chapter 59 has Peter delivering one to Osborn.
  • Dark Action Girl: Sunset Shimmer.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Darker and Edgier: Obviously, when compared with MLP:FIM, especially since it incorporates some elements from the Ultimate Marvel universe (which loves this trope). For the most part, however, it's a pretty light story.
  • Defeat Means Respect: Sombra, after being defeated twice by Peter.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: There is a non-romantic example, with Peter trying to win Princess Luna's trust, and even teaching her to loosen up a little in the process. The non-romantic part starts to get a little iffy after he succeeds, especially in chapter 35.
    • Also, Trixie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's Spider-Man. He's obviously here.
  • Death Glare: Blueblood is given one by most of the Mane Six in Chapter 40, after he insults Peter.
    • Played for Laughs. Twilight gives Peter one whenever she gets annoyed by some of his references.
  • Death Seeker: King Sombra, as of chapter 51.
  • The Determinator: Spider-Man, obviously. When the ponies start to learn more about his past and his reputation back in New York, they can't help but admire his willingness to keep fighting for people that distrust him or outright hate him.
    • Also, Rainbow Dash, when trying to prove that she's a better hero than Pete, and going as far as to enter into a dragon's lair as a "Test of Bravery".
    • And Lyra, and her obsession with proving that Spider-Mane is a human.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Happens a few times:
    • In chapter 4, when Peter knocks out a dragon with one kick.
    • His fight against King Sombra in chapter 30.
    • Also, defeating the two ruling princesses of Equestria causes this reaction on the ponies.
  • Disney Death: Peter.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Twilight's premonitions of the upcoming battle with Osborn.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Peter likes to call Rainbow after a certain candy...
    • While Pinkie likes to call him Peter Pony Parker.
  • Eternal Love: Due to Luna's spell which resuscitates Peter, he will now be immortal and have this with Twilight.
  • Eureka Moment: When Lyra deduces that Peter Parker and Spider Mane are one in the same.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Discord seemed to be quite disturbed after hearing that the Green Goblin wouldn't think twice about blowing up innocent bystanders.
    Discord: I enjoy the fun type of chaos. That’s just... demented.
  • Jerkass Cannot Comprehend Altruism: J. Jonah Jameson until the below-mentioned Heel Realization.
  • Evil Makes You Monstrous: Norman Osborn, after absorbing Discord's chaotic powers, achieves a form similar to the Ultimate Green Goblin.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags
  • Facepalm: Twilight's ocassional reaction towards Peter's comments.
  • Fantastic Arousal: Pegasi ponies and alicorns.
  • Failure-to-Save Murder: Averted: Osborn reveals that Gwen was already dead by his own hand before Peter got involved. Probably not the wisest move on his part.
  • Fainting: During chapter 38, after watching the memory where Osborn gets impaled by his own glider, Fluttershy makes use of this trope.
    • Also, a more comical example turns up in chapter 46, when Peter gets a large amount of money from Tony Stark
  • Fighting from the Inside: Luna, trying to fight off the Symbiote's influence.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Occassionaly, Peter will spar with Rainbow Dash. There's also the time he have a duel with Princess Celestia and Luna.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Peter and Shining become this after their battle against Sombra.
  • First Girl Wins: Twilight is the first pony that Peter meets upon his arrival to Equestria. You can guess how things go from there...
  • Fish out of Water
  • Friend to All Children
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Twilight's condition when she is conjuring up a spell to stop a brainwashed Hulk.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Blueblood is quite jealous of the attention Peter receives from mares, namely the Mane Six.
  • Groin Attack: In chapter 59, and delivered by Peter, of all people.
  • Guilt Complex: Peter, and, as always, taking it to ludicrous levels.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Sombra delivers one to Peter while trying to brainwash him.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Cadance is one, apparently.
  • Harmless Villain: Peter doesn't sees Discord as actually evil, but more as an annoying jerk, especially when comparing him to some members of his Rogues Gallery.
  • Heartbroken Badass
  • Heel Realization: J. Jonah Jameson has an extended one during the four year period after Spider-Man's 'death', taken to the next level when Osborn's broadcasting of the final battle reveals Spider-Man's identity - a kid who suffered Jameson's abuse his whole career, even accepting a pittance of a salary for defaming his own alter-ego, yet kept fighting the good fight.
  • Held Gaze
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: While this is nothing new for Peter, sometimes during the story, he seems to take it even further than in the comics.
  • Heroic BSOD: Twilight is reduced to tears when she read the prophecy that says Peter would die.
    • Princess Luna, upon realizing that she had killed Peter under the influence of the Symbiote.
  • Heroic Willpower: It should be obvious by now.
  • Holding Hooves
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: Peter, who finally succumbs to the prophecy of his death in chapter 54.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Peter, while trying to learn unicorn magic. He even quotes it.
  • Humanity Ensues: Starting from chapter 43.
  • Humble Hero
  • Hurting Hero: Since the story takes place just one month after The Night Gwen Stacy Died, and this been Spider-Man we are talking about, this was unavoidable.
    • In fact, the main purpose of this story is to try and give him some respite from all the crap he has gone through in his career as a superhero.
  • If I Can't Have You: Luna in chapter 53. It's mostly due to the Symbiote fueling her jealousy, though.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Shining to Peter.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Twilight tells this to Peter, when he's about to kill Norman Osborn.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: From the battle in the Helicarrier, to the battle with Sunset Shimmer, the ponies who have developed a close relationship with Peter, start feeling pain whenever he's close to die.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Apparently, Celestia has a sword of her own, and is ridiculously proficient with it.
    • To be fair, she uses magic to wield it and fight with it.
  • Inconvenient Summons: Spidey is brought to Equestria via one of this.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Peter's career as a hero, as shown to the ponies via his flashbacks.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Shining Armor in chapter 42.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Peter, especially after Twilight becomes and alicorn princess. Naturally, she frequently has to reassure/snap him out of it.
  • Interspecies Romance: Played with, as Spidey becomes a pony. Understandably, he still freaks out over it, especially after he hooks up with Twilight.
  • Irony: Peter starts out hated by much of humanity, but becomes beloved by Equestria. By the end of the story, his battle with Green Goblin has made him a hero on Earth... but it revealed his true origins to Equestria, much of which now fear and distrust him.
  • I Want Grandkids: Used as a joke by Twilight's mom, Velvet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Trixie, as shown when she starts to open up to others.
  • Jerkass Façade: Trixie believes that no one will accept her for who she really is, and thus decides to put on a mask.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Subverted. They don't actually get inside of his head, but rather, they just take a look at his memories.
  • Jerk Ass: Prince Blueblood.
    • Also, Trixie, at first.
  • Just in Time
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: For those who felt that Babs Seed got off scot-free, there's chapter 48.
  • Kill It with Fire: How Twilight deals with Venom's Symbiote.
  • Killed Off for Real: Doctor Octopus, as stated in chapter 45.
    • As of chapter 51, you can add King Sombra to that list.
  • Knighting: Peter Pony Parker, personal knight of Princess Twilight Sparkle.
  • Lady and Knight: Twilight and Peter.
  • Leotard of Power: Part of Twilight's costume after her trip to Earth with Peter and Spike.
  • Le Parkour: Since the buildings in Ponyville tend to be only two stories high, this is Spider-Mane's main form to move around.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: While Equestria citizens admire Spider-Mane, they won't become aware of his full power until his seemingly hopeless duel with the Princesses of the moon and the sun. Hopeless, indeed.
    • Peter, again, at the end of chapter 29.
  • Lighter and Softer: Most definitely, when compared with the comics.
    • Also, the Sugar Bowl land of Equestria is a very nice change of setting, according to Peter. This comes as no surprise, considering how his home world tends to be.
  • Lighthearted Rematch: In chapter 41, between Peter and Spitfire.
  • Love Confession
  • Magical Land: Take a wild guess.
  • Magic Is Mental
  • Make-Out Point: Chapter 34.
  • Mental Picture Projector: Used by the ponies to look into Spidey's memories.
  • Modest Royalty: Princess Twilight and Prince Peter.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Princess Luna. See Heroic BSOD, above.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Chapter 54 give us Venom-Luna delivering one to Wolverine. This been Logan we're talking about, it doesn't stick.
  • Not a Morning Person: Peter, much to Twilight's annoyance.
  • Not Quite Dead: King Sombra.
  • Not So Stoic: Trixie, and much to her embarrassment, most of the time.
    • Luna is feeling the effects of this, as well.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In chapter 12 when Rarity and Applejack find Peter pinned to the ground in the royal garden, and hugged tightly by Fluttershy. Turns out that she was only frightened by Princess Luna's appearance.
  • Official Couple: Spider-Mane and Twilight.
  • One Head Taller: Peter and Twilight while on human form.
  • One-Hit Kill: During his royal duel with Luna, Peter, accidentally delivers one to her forehead (it only knocks her out, though).
  • "Open!" Says Me: Done twice by Peter, and both times they were done in order to reach King Sombra.
    • Extra points for the doors being made of stone.
  • Pair the Smart Ones: Peter and Twilight. The nerd and the dork, the chemist and the bookworm, etc.
  • Precocious Crush: Sweetie Bell develops one towards Peter.
  • Prophecy Twist: The prophecy states that Peter will die at the hands of a closely trusted ally. The prophecy says nothing about that ally being consciously in control of her own actions, nor does it state that the ally can't use magic to bring him back to life.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Peter starts losing his powers after getting to Equestria, due to him not having a Cutie Mark.
  • Punched Across the Room
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Sunset Shimmer's memories of her trial in Chapter 53, and how she lashed out at Celestia. She appears to be remorseful, however.
  • Rags to Royalty: When Peter is made into a knight, he also receives the title of prince.
  • Rapidfire Fisticuffs: Used by Spidey to break Celestia's glaive during their fight.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sombra.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Twilight in chapter 55.
  • Sadistic Choice: Peter gets one in chapter 51: either break his Thou Shalt Not Kill pledge to end Sombra's life (which is what he wants), or seal him away again, and risk him coming back to harm his loved ones. Peter ultimately decides on the former.
  • Second Love: Twilight, especially since Word of God states that she serves as the Mary-Jane of this story (except that Twilight is more capable of defending herself). Funnily enough, Applejack, who has had the least Ship Tease with Spidey (aside from Pinkie Pie), reminds him of Gwen.
  • Secret Test of Character: The reason behind Spidey's duels with Celestia and Luna.
  • Security Cling: Happens quite a lot.
  • Shipper on Deck: Applejack and Cadence for Peter x Twilight.
  • Shoot The Television: Twilight in chapter 49.
  • Shout-Out: Peter does this quite a few times, much to the confusion (and in Twilight's case, annoyance) of Equestria's denizens, since they can't get any of the references. True to his usual style, he continues LONG after Twilight voices her displeasure... or because of it.
    • Chapter 42, when Peter tries to think of a superhero name for Twilight, he suggests... Equestria Girl.
    • Chapter 43 ends with the intro Marvel Ultimate Alliance without Spider-Man.
    • Peter's second and final battle with Sombra (spanning chapters 50 & 51) is almost beat-for-beat the same battle Samurai Jack has with the cursed Viking warrior.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Peter gives one to King Sombra in chapter 50.
  • Sic 'em: Chapter 30.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Spike accuses Peter and Twilight of being this, whenever they make out in front of him.
  • Sleep Cute: Peter, is guilty of it, according to Twilight.
  • Something Else Also Rises: Poor, poor Fluttershy.
    • As of chapter 34, Twilight joins in, even lampshading that she understands how Fluttershy feels.
  • Spit Take: Peter makes use of this trope in chapter 35, due to a comment from Twilight's mother.
  • Summon Everyman Hero: Twilight summons Peter to Equestria in order to save Ponyville from a rampaging dragon.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: Twilight Sparkle.
  • Talented Princess, Regular Guy: This is how Peter feels about his relationship with Twilight during chapter 31.
  • The Chosen One: Spider-Man is the focus of a very ominous prophecy.
  • The Dragon: Sunset Shimmer seems to be this to Norman Osborn.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Norman Osborn.
  • Trapped in Another World: It seems that Spider-Man's summoning was a one-way trip only.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Norman Osborn.
  • Too Much Information: Twilight's reaction in Chapter 48, after Peter tells her what hot dogs are made of.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In chapter 43, Spike gets turned into an older, taller and stronger version of himself, but while still retaining his child persona.
  • Tranquil Fury: Read Roaring Rampage of Revenge, above.
  • Tsun Dere: Trixie is quite fond of this.
    • Also, Princess Luna and Rainbow Dash to a lesser extent.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Peter in Chapter 59, after the Goblin shows him the memory of when Gwen was killed.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The cast's assessment of Spidey when he's going against Spitfire. Spitfire is naturally faster, but Peter has his Spider Sense and the acrobatic agility to go full speed at all times while she has to slow down. At all OTHER times though, this does not take.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: At first, Twilight seems to be unable to understand her feelings for Peter, due to her social awkwardness.
    • Princess Luna seems to be a good example of this, too.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Twilight lecturing Peter, while she's tending his injuries from his last battle with Sombra.
  • Won the War, Lost the Peace: Yeah, Peter finally brought down the Green Goblin...but now he's arrived in Equestria, and will unite with other villains to takeover Equestria. And his true nature as a human being has tarnished his good name in Equestria.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Black Cat gives Venom-Luna a spinning DDT in chapter 54.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Peter learns, in chapter 43, that after spending three months in Equestria, four years have gone by on Earth.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: The ponies often remind Peter of this, when he's in one of his Heroic Self-Deprecation moments.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: Peter's comment to Twilight in Chapter 48.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: During a conversation between Celestia and Madame Web, the former states that Peter's arrival in Equestria has only altered his prophecy, but it hasn't stopped it.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Osborn's declaration to the Sinister Six after he starts absorbing Discord's powers.
    • And again in chapter 48, when Osborn brainwashes Sunset Shimmer to make her fight until she dies, and declares that he has no more use for her.

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