YMMV / Spider-Girl

  • Author's Saving Throw: Following the controversial death of MC 2 Peter Parker and the emergence of Mayday's angst-ridden vengeful attitude in Spider-Verse, long-time artist Ron Frenz made his feelings known in an interview, pointing out character and continuity inconsistencies. When the time came to collaborate on a short story involving Mayday with Tom Defalco for the Spider-Verse tie-ins, he and Tom left several clues that indicated this might not necessarily be the Mayday fans had enjoyed reading from 1998-2010, but an entirely different alternate version. This has been backed up also by the Spider-Man Unlimited runner game app and the now discontinued UK Spider-Man Adventures Comics
  • Crack Pairing: Some fans wanted Felicity to hook up with Gerry and/or Darkdevil. Despite never meeting them. Then again, maybe that's why.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Maurice
  • Fan Myopia: The final cancellation of Mayday's run in 2010 caused a case of this. At the time, fans were convinced that this was Marvel's final act of trying to erase away Peter and Mary Jane's marriage. And resent over Anya Corazón taking over the mantle. This ignored the fact that Mayday's title historically sold close to the cancellation line and that her comic was relaunched multiple times note , all to little success.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: May and Wes. May/Normie before the Ship Sinking.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Spider-Girl and the Black Tarantula, who plans to someday have heirs with May.
    • And now Arana and the Black Tarantula, enemies who seem to have some history… and LOTS of tension. And as of Spectacular, are living together.
    • Slight subversion: May and Normie don't develop their Will They or Won't They? dynamic until his Heel–Face Turn. But the fight between the newly Venomized Normie and May is loaded with this.
    • Also, Fury, kind of.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
  • Ho Yay:
    • Felicity Hardy really, really, REALLY wants to be May's "partner".
    • Her mom Felicia has none of the ambiguity.
    • Lady Octopus and Dr. Jade are an older and evil example.
    • Spider-Man II is a big fan of Spider-Man.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Averted. She has a realistic figure (and is still cute).
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • April Parker.
    • Okay, yes, Funny Face's a crazy Monster Clown. But it's hard not to feel bad for him when his brother gets gunned down in a gang war.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Felicity.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Probably April's murder of Tombstone. To be fair, she did think he killed her "sister".
      • April crossed the line when she decided not to inform May's family and friends that she was (allegedly) dead and once again steal her identity.
    • Brad bullying Nancy in order to get her to quit school. To the point of bringing an angry mob to her house. Worst of all, it worked.
  • Periphery Demographic:
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • Kaine. YMMV depending on how you feel about Nineties Anti Heroes.
    • Later on for Anya, for the fans who saw 616!Anya as something of rival.
  • The Scrappy:
  • Villain Decay: Mr. Abnormal, Earthshaker and Killerwatt went from being credible bad guys to a collection of inept D-list government agents when they reappear several years later. YMMV on whether Earthshaker was ever credible to begin with though.
  • The Woobie:


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