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Headscratchers: Spider-Man: The Animated Series
  • The ending of the excellent Nineties Spider-Man animated series bugged me for one reason. One of the major plot-threads dealt with Mary Jane disappearing in a Lighter and Softer take on The Death of Gwen Stacy, where Mary Jane is knocked off a bridge by the Green Goblin but falls through a portal into the space between realities and is presumed Lost Forever. "Mary Jane" later returns and she and Peter get married. And then it is revealed that "Mary Jane" is actually a clone. In the final episode, after proving Good is stronger than Evil in The Secret War and saving all of reality from a Parallel Universe evil version of himself]], Peter is finally judged worthy of getting Madame Web's help in finding just where in the void Mary Jane wound up. And that's where the series ends... totally ignoring the question of just how the heck Peter is going to explain to Mary Jane a) what just happened b) that he is Spider-Man and c) they're now legally married in the other reality.
    • Those issues presumably were going to be addressed. They had planned for at least one more season (I believe there was some plan where Spidey would end up, at least temporarily, in 19th century England where Cletus Kasady would be Jack the Ripper or something) but the show was cancelled.
  • While we're on this subject. Can someone explain to me how Black Cat found Morbius, and why both of them joined freaking Blade?! There was NO BUILD UP to that.
    • Watch the "Partners in Danger" saga. It explains how Morbius was found and why they team up with Blade.
  • And why would they show Captain America locked in neverending stasis battle with Red Skull, when Captain is almost American symbol of American way?
    • Captain America sacrifices himself to stop Red Skull for all eternity. He never gives up and will do anything he can to stop evil. Sounds like a pretty good thing to say about America.
  • So Spider-Man escapes his neogetic mutation by dumping it into Vulture (turning him into a man who jumps between young and old and man and Man-Spider, by the way), and yet the next time we see Vulture he's cured himself of the whole Man-Spider thing. Did that happen offscreen? It's so rare that a plot point of this magnitude wasn't resolved (or at least mentioned) onscreen.
  • Why is it that both Spider-Man and the Green Goblin say that Gobby miniaturized the time-dilation accelerator... but the damn thing's bigger now?
    • Animation goofs I guess.
  • I love the hobgoblin 2-parter, but why would Norman Osborn create a halloween theme costume for his hitman just to assassinate one fat guy? He could have just gave the guy a sniper, not a bright orange costume and a loud jet glider.
    • Norman is, in the purest technical terms, out of his goddamn mind.
    • Jason Philip Macendale says he specifically asked for the Hallowe'en costume in order to scare his enemies. Osborne didn't make it so that Jason could assassinate Fisk; he made it to order, and killing Fisk was part of the fee.
  • Green Goblin has a big mouth. In his first episode, he tells the board members and Kingpin that they are all guilty for "destroying" Norman Osborn. Seriously, no one put two and two together or wonder why this guy gives a hoot about Norman?? In "Goblin War", GG tells Hobgoblin that he will destroy all of Osborn's enemies RIGHT IN FRONT OF FELICIA HARDY!


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