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* UltimateUniverse: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh]] -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's in the title]]. Bonus points, however, for the series being the first entry in the [[TropeNamers trope-naming universe]].

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* UltimateUniverse: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh]] duh -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's in the title]]. Bonus points, however, for the series being the first entry in the [[TropeNamers trope-naming universe]].


** He graduates to CanonImmigrant after ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.

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** He graduates to CanonImmigrant (literally) after ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.the Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}.

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** He graduates to CanonImmigrant after ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.

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* RealityEnsues: While Iceman is riding his ice ramps through the sky on his way to [[spoiler:the memorial get-together for Peter]], he's suddenly joined by Firestar flying on one side and the Human Torch on the other. He's just starting to complain that there's too much fire up there for him when the heat radiating off his two friends melts through his ramp and sends him plummeting to the ground.
-->'''Bobby:''' I'm okay!


* AuthorAppeal: Kitty Pryde's main reason for becoming a main character in the comic is because Bendis admitted that he always liked the character (and he even had a crush on her as a kid).

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** For a short-time, Flash Thompson kept pestering Peter to talk to him privately, but Peter continually blew Flash off due to Flash still being TheBully at the time. It was never revealed what Flash so desperately wanted to get Peter's advice on, but after Gwen Stacy's death Mary Jane speculated that Flash must have had feelings for her. Only problem there is when Gwen got resurrected the topic is never brought up again and Flash largely gets written out of the series.


* BaitAndSwitch: The series does this quite often with [[MythologyGag references to the classic series]] (as well as occasional other adaptations):
** When Peter hears the Bugle is willing to pay for pictures of Spider-Man, he snaps a few shots of himself and takes them along, suggesting he's going to work as a photographer for the Bugle like he traditionally has in the mythology. But while Jonah is willing to give him $50 for one of the photos, he's not interested in employing some strange kid out of nowhere as a photographer; fortunately at this moment Betty Brant starts loudly venting her frustration with the Bugle's website which Jonah has assigned her to manage, and Peter steps up to fix it with his technical knowledge, instead earning himself a job as the Bugle's webmaster.
** Early in the series, Norman Osborn has Harry treated by a psychotherapist called [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Doctor Warren]]. Later on in the series, his full name is confirmed as Doctor ''Miles'' Warren when he starts dating Aunt May. However, he is barely ever mentioned again, and has ''nothing'' to do with the eventual Clone Saga.
** During the climax of Peter's first real clash with Norman Osborn, he [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied grabs MJ, takes her to the top of the Queensboro Bridge and eventually throes her off]]. Peter dives down after her, snagging her by the ankle with a web line just before she hits the water (although conspicuously ''without'' a telltale "SNAP" sound effect) then scooping her up and carrying her back up to the bridge. The chapter ends with him trying to reassure her that he has her, only to find her unresponsive, causing him to mutter "Oh no..." and cradle her despairingly in his arms... and the next chapter opens with the same scene, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt only this time she opens her eyes]].
**Earlier, when Peter is first testing out his new powers in an abandoned warehouse, he feels a sudden twinge in his wrist, causing him to look at it and ask "What is this?!" But rather than developing organic web shooters like in [[Film/SpiderMan the recent movie]], nothing comes of this and he builds mechanical ones instead.



-->'''Johnny:''' Oh.

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-->'''Johnny:''' '''Johnny:''' Oh.


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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Actually averted- but only for the villains. When Nick Fury catches the Tinkerer after he sent the Vulture to try and kill Donald Roxxon, part of Fury's recruitment offer to him is that he'll see a shrink that Fury will arrange for him... or else. At various times, other psychiatric and psychological specialists attempt to treat Norman Osborn and Otto Octavious, with a complete lack of success.
** On the other hand, played straight after the Clone Saga where MJ is left with PTSD after her ordeal. Reed Richards says it wouldn't be a bad idea for her to see a therapist, but of course there's no way she can as she wouldn't be able to tell them what she went through and why.

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** The first time Peter fought with Omega Red, he joked "I almost wore the exact same outfit today... boy, would ''that'' have been embarrassing." When Miles fights with Omega Red early in his career, he uses almost exactly the same line[[note]]which works even better, as Miles' version of the Spider-Man costume is actually quite similar to Omega Red's outfit[[/note]], prompting Omega Red to [[LampshadeHanging point it out]], calling it proof of his belief that Spider-Man had never actually died.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Lampshaded by Ben Urich when Jonah refuses to run his vampire story during the "Morbius" arc[[note]]although to be fair to Jonah, something mystical like vampires is a whole different ball game from super-science[[/note]].
-->'''Ben:''' There's mutants, Spider-Men, Captain America frozen in a block of ice for decades, Tony Stark is a human tank, but ''vampires'' is too much for you?


* BigShutUp: Right at the end of "Death of Spider-Man" when Peter gets [[RageBreakingPoint fed up with Norman's insane ranting]] and ''smashes a truck down on his head.''



* BountyHunter: Silver Sable and her crew. Silver Sable's father was a Nazi Hunter.

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* BountyHunter: Silver Sable and her crew. Silver Sable's father was a Nazi Hunter.Hunter; Sable wanted to follow in his footsteps, but was taught to accept that being able to go after the people you wanted meant sometimes going after people you didn't necessarily want in order to pay the bills in between.


** Similarly, Spider-Woman takes the role of Ben Reilly, who in this version is an older black man who helped make Peter's clones instead of being a clone himself. Tartantula and the first Scorpion are also clones and Kaine wears a tattered version of Ben Reilly's Spider-Man costume.

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** Similarly, Spider-Woman takes the role of Ben Reilly, who in this version is an older black man who helped make Peter's clones instead of being a clone himself. Tartantula Tarantula and the first Scorpion are also clones and Kaine wears a tattered version of Ben Reilly's Spider-Man costume.



** The second Scorpion is one between the original Scorpion (having an almost-similar name) and the Black Tartantula (a Hispanic crime lord who, likewise, has ambiguous superhuman powers).

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** The second Scorpion is one between the original Scorpion (having an almost-similar name) and the Black Tartantula Tarantula (a Hispanic crime lord who, likewise, has ambiguous superhuman powers).



** The other girls in the school said that Peter threw up on Mary Jane's shoes during the spider incident in Oscorp. He didn't. But hey, that's what they say. They even call her "spew shoes".

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** The other girls in the school said that Peter threw up on Mary Jane's shoes during the spider incident in Oscorp. He didn't. But hey, that's what they say. They even call her "spew shoes". An unimpressed MJ sardonically observes "Well, for them that's almost clever."



* MistakenForCheating: Mary Jane arrives to the party at Kong's house, finds the drunk Liz trying to score with Peter, and runs away thinking the worst. It was all forgotten as irrelevant when uncle Ben ided, and Peter needed a hug.

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* MistakenForCheating: Mary Jane arrives to the party at Kong's house, finds the drunk Liz trying to score with Peter, and runs away thinking the worst. worst (admittedly they hadn't gotten together yet, but it was still upsetting for her to see him with another girl crawling all over him). It was all forgotten as irrelevant swept under the carpet when uncle Uncle Ben ided, died, and Peter needed a hug.



* OhCrap: Peter, who has escaped from home, goes after Mary Jane after beingMistakenForCheating, but finds uncle Ben at the door.

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* OhCrap: Peter, who has escaped from home, home to crash at Kong's for a night, goes after Mary Jane after beingMistakenForCheating, being MistakenForCheating, but finds uncle Uncle Ben standing at the door.door, looking unhappy.


** [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]] is also changed. In 616, she has her own powers, like Flight. In 1610, she is an OppositeSexClone of Peter Parker, and has his powers.

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** [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]] is also changed. In 616, she has her own powers, like Flight. In 1610, she is an OppositeSexClone of Peter Parker, and has his powers.powers (plus organic webbing, fired from her fingertips instead of her wrists).


* AdultsAreUseless: Very, ''very'' often. As a result of taking place in the DarkerAndEdgier Ultimate Universe, most of the grown-ups involved with fighting crime are either paranoid, selfish, psychopathic or some combination of the three.
** The police always try to shoot Peter on sight, the state can't convinct Fisk of murder even after (literally) being handed footage of him killing a man with his bare hands, and the one member of the NYPD who seemingly ''does'' support Peter turns out to be a DirtyCop.
** Nick Fury flip-flops between treating Peter like an employee who has to follow his orders or blowing him off as being JustAKid depending on whether he wants something out of him or not. Usually when Fury gets involved with the plot he often shows up too late to provide any real assistance, and the few times he doesn't (such as the Clone Wars arc) he only makes things ''worse.'' Not only is Peter on his own for most of his fights, but Fury can't even manage to [[CardboardPrison keep his enemies consistently locked up.]] The kicker is that his replacement Carol Danvers is even more incompetent and unprofessional than he is.
** Other super-heroes who show up aren't much better. Captain America is a condescending, hypocritical jackass whose screen-time is spent berating Peter for even ''trying'' to be a super-hero. Daredevil takes it one degree further by ''attacking'' Peter on sight. Iron Man, Thor, Wasp, and Dr. Strange come off better, but are still portrayed as self-centered and egotistical.
** The one time Peter is asked to join a super-hero team willingly, he immediately turns out to be the OnlySaneMan, as the other members are planning to outright murder Wilson Fisk until Peter threatens to sic SHIELD on them. Even after that, Moon Knight is a schizophrenic madman who ''instantly'' [[BecomingTheMask Becomes The Mask ]] when trying to go undercover as Fisks' [[TheDragon Dragon,]] Iron Fist is quickly blackmailed into being TheMole, and Daredevil eventually goes over the deep end by deciding to perform a RevengeByProxy murder. Peter ultimately has to talk him down from performing ''that'' murder too.


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* AmateurSleuth: Being an illegal vigilante, the police always try to shoot Peter on sight. Thanks to his lawyers and their hability to find technicalities and legal loopholes, the state can't convinct Fisk of murder even after (literally) being handed footage of him killing a man with his bare hands. Even worse, the one member of the NYPD who seemingly ''does'' support Peter [[spoiler:turns out to be a DirtyCop, working for the Kingpin]]. Things start to change when Jameson see Spider-Man saving drowning people during [[ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}} the Ultimatum wave]], and gave a copernical shift to the Daily Bugle coverage of Spider-Man.


** The one time Peter is asked to join a super-hero team willingly, he immediately turns out to be the OnlySaneMan, as the other members are planning to outright murder Wilson Fisk until Peter threatens to sic SHIELD on them. Even after that, Moon Knight is a schizophrenic madman who ''instantly'' [[Becomes The Mask BecomingTheMask]] when trying to go undercover as Fisks' [[TheDragon Dragon,]] Iron Fist is quickly blackmailed into becoming TheMole, and Daredevil eventually goes over the deep end by deciding to perform a RevengeByProxy murder. Peter ultimately has to talk him down from performing ''that'' murder too.

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** The one time Peter is asked to join a super-hero team willingly, he immediately turns out to be the OnlySaneMan, as the other members are planning to outright murder Wilson Fisk until Peter threatens to sic SHIELD on them. Even after that, Moon Knight is a schizophrenic madman who ''instantly'' [[Becomes [[BecomingTheMask Becomes The Mask BecomingTheMask]] ]] when trying to go undercover as Fisks' [[TheDragon Dragon,]] Iron Fist is quickly blackmailed into becoming being TheMole, and Daredevil eventually goes over the deep end by deciding to perform a RevengeByProxy murder. Peter ultimately has to talk him down from performing ''that'' murder too.


** The police always try to shoot Peter on sight, the state can't convince Fisk of murder even after (literally) being handed footage of him killing a man with his bare hands, and the one member of the NYPD who seemingly ''does'' support Peter turns out to be a DirtyCop.

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** The police always try to shoot Peter on sight, the state can't convince convinct Fisk of murder even after (literally) being handed footage of him killing a man with his bare hands, and the one member of the NYPD who seemingly ''does'' support Peter turns out to be a DirtyCop.



** The one time Peter is asked to join a super-hero team willingly, he immediately turns out to be the OnlySaneMan, as the other members are planning to outright murder Wilson Fisk until Peter threatens to sic SHIELD on them. Even after that, Moon Knight is a schizophrenic madman who ''instantly'' [[Becomes The Mask BecomingTheMask'' when trying to go undercover as Fisks' [[TheDragon Dragon,]] Iron Fist is quickly blackmailed into becoming TheMole, and Daredevil eventually goes over the deep end by deciding to perform a RevengeByProxy murder. Peter ultimately has to talk him down from performing ''that'' murder too.

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** The one time Peter is asked to join a super-hero team willingly, he immediately turns out to be the OnlySaneMan, as the other members are planning to outright murder Wilson Fisk until Peter threatens to sic SHIELD on them. Even after that, Moon Knight is a schizophrenic madman who ''instantly'' [[Becomes The Mask BecomingTheMask'' BecomingTheMask]] when trying to go undercover as Fisks' [[TheDragon Dragon,]] Iron Fist is quickly blackmailed into becoming TheMole, and Daredevil eventually goes over the deep end by deciding to perform a RevengeByProxy murder. Peter ultimately has to talk him down from performing ''that'' murder too.

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