"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Most of the characterization can come off as this when Superior Foes of Spider-Man is taken into account. For example:
- Here, Boomerang and Shocker are close friends and depend on each other throughout the story. In Superior Foes, Boomerang locks him in a car trunk and drives it off a pier.
- In the comic, Abner Jenkins is viewed with a lot of resentment for joining the heroes, and Boomerang hates him. In this fic:
Shocker: [MACH-IV's] one of the few people I know who can hang with the heroes and still has cred with the bad guys.