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* RealityEnsues: One of Sally Avril's gimmicks when she was trying to be a costumed crime-fighter was tiny capsules filled with chloroform, which were supposed to knock someone out when she threw it at them causing it to break open. (How a high school student got a supply of chloroform, which is classified as a extremely hazardous substance and therefore highly regulated, is never explained) She tries to use it once, only to have the person she's using it on sarcastically tell her (correctly) that chloroform evaporates so quickly you have to pour a large quantity on a cloth and hold it over their mouth and nose for ''several minutes'' in order for it to cause loss of consciousness. A few panels later, she's getting her ass kicked and Spidey has to save her.

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* RealityEnsues: One of Sally Avril's gimmicks when she was trying to be a costumed crime-fighter was tiny were capsules filled with chloroform, which were supposed to knock someone out when she called "ether eggs". If she threw it at them causing someone it to would break open. open and the chloroform was supposed to render them unconscious. (How a an underage high school student got a supply of chloroform, which is classified as a extremely hazardous substance and therefore highly regulated, is never explained) She tries The first time she tried to use it once, only to have one, the person she's using she threw it on at sarcastically tell told her (correctly) that chloroform evaporates so quickly you have to pour a large quantity on a cloth and hold it over their mouth and nose for ''several minutes'' in order for it to cause loss of consciousness. A few panels later, she's getting her ass kicked and Spidey has to save her.

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* RealityEnsues: One of Sally Avril's gimmicks when she was trying to be a costumed crime-fighter was tiny capsules filled with chloroform, which were supposed to knock someone out when she threw it at them causing it to break open. (How a high school student got a supply of chloroform, which is classified as a extremely hazardous substance and therefore highly regulated, is never explained) She tries to use it once, only to have the person she's using it on sarcastically tell her (correctly) that chloroform evaporates so quickly you have to pour a large quantity on a cloth and hold it over their mouth and nose for ''several minutes'' in order for it to cause loss of consciousness. A few panels later, she's getting her ass kicked and Spidey has to save her.


* {{Revision}}: The whole point of the series. Busiek even included a timeline indicating where each story took place among the [[ComicBook/LeeDitkoSpiderMan the Lee-Ditko run]]].

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* {{Revision}}: The whole point of the series. Busiek even included a timeline indicating where each story took place among the [[ComicBook/LeeDitkoSpiderMan the Lee-Ditko run]]].run]].

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* UglyAmericanStereotype: Richard and Mary Parker (Peter Parker's parents) exploited the stereotype in India by playing "Ugly Americans" with two goons guarding an enemy installation, portraying themselves as crude and tacky tourists while asking the guards if they'd be so nice as to take their picture. Figuring they had better send these annoying foreigners on their way as quickly and with as little drama as possible, the guards fell for the ruse. The "camera" the Parkers gave them was actually a knock-out gas dispenser.


* AssholeVictim: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Sally Avril was a deeply unpleasant person. She mocked and bullied Peter Parker, she didn't care about his uncle's death, and when she saw Liz talking to him (she was offering him her condolences) she coaxed Liz away rather than offer her own sympathy to Peter. She even tried to blackmail Peter when she became the superhero Bluebird to take her pictures. But when she died in a car accident trying to take pictures of a Spider-Man fight, Peter acted like he lost a good friend and wonderful person in his life. However, Peter acting like Sally was a good person could be seen as him feeling guilty that he did not save her. Talking with Johnny Storm, who told him that Sally's death was her own fault, allowed Peter to let go of the guilt he had for her death.



* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: UpToEleven. Sally Avril was an awful person to Peter Parker in her life. She mocked and bullied him, didn't care about his uncle's death, and when she saw Liz talking to him (she was offering him her condolences) she coaxed Liz away rather than offer her own sympathy to Peter. When Jason Ionello attempted to prank Peter by stealing all the clothes in his gym bag while he's showering, she was the only one who approved of the prank when all of her friends thought Jason crossed the line from funny to overly cruel. She even tried to blackmail Peter when she became the superhero Bluebird to take her pictures. But when she died in a car accident trying to take pictures of a Spider-Man fight, Peter acted like he lost a good friend and wonderful person in his life. He talked about how she was vital and alive and fun to be around. While it's understandable why her friends miss her because they were also unpleasant people, Peter had no reason to mourn her. However, Peter blames himself for her death and it was implied that his guilt was causing him to project Sally as a better person than she was. It was only while talking with Johnny Storm, who pointed out that her death was not his fault and given her behavior she was likely to get herself killed sooner or later no matter what Spider-Man did or didn't do, did he let go of his guilt.





* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: AscendedExtra Sally Avril serves as one for the KidHero in almost the exact opposite direction from Peter. Rather than some injustice, Sally is motivated by [[ThrillSeeker fun]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe glory]]. She uses weapons developed by her friend Jason, but despite him being of above-average intelligence, they either have no combat function or are so poorly conceived and useless that it earns her the mockery of villains. Finally, despite being a skilled gymnast and a descent fighter, when Spider-Man decides she needs to learn her lesson and refuses to help her, she ends up on the receiving end of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from a street thug who any other Kid Hero would have absolutely no problem with. When Spidey finally forces her to call it quits, she decides to get her adrenaline fix as a photographer, [[TooDumbToLive convinces the unlicensed driver Jason to run a red light]], [[RealityEnsues and is killed in a car crash because she was hanging out a window]].

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: AscendedExtra Sally Avril serves as one for the KidHero in almost the exact opposite direction from Peter. Rather than some injustice, Sally is motivated by [[ThrillSeeker fun]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe glory]]. She uses weapons developed by her friend Jason, but despite him being of above-average intelligence, they either have no combat function or are so poorly conceived and useless that it earns her the mockery of villains. Finally, despite being a skilled gymnast and a descent decent fighter, when Spider-Man decides she needs to learn her lesson and refuses to help her, she ends up on the receiving end of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from a street thug who any other Kid Hero would have absolutely no problem with. When Spidey finally forces her to call it quits, she decides to get her adrenaline fix as a photographer, [[TooDumbToLive convinces the unlicensed driver Jason to run a red light]], [[RealityEnsues and is killed in a car crash because she was hanging out a window]].


* ArmedWithCanon: Occurred since ''Untold Tales'' ran around the time the regular Spider titles were entangled in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga mess; this became exacerbated when Creator/JohnByrne created ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', his attempt to update the old Lee and Ditko stories. Needless to say, Byrne simply disregarded most of what Busiek had done. That said, ''Chapter One'' was stricken from canon before even finishing and subsuqently and ''Untold Tales'' was back in canon.

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* ArmedWithCanon: Occurred since ''Untold Tales'' ran around the time the regular Spider titles were entangled in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga mess; this became exacerbated when Creator/JohnByrne created ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', his attempt to update the old Lee and Ditko stories. Needless to say, Byrne simply disregarded most of what Busiek had done. That said, ''Chapter One'' was stricken from canon before even finishing and subsuqently and subsequently ''Untold Tales'' was back in canon.


* TooDumbToLive: Sally Avril. While she does (grudgingly) get the message that she's in way over her head trying to be a superhero when Spider-Man lets a mook punch the shit out of her before stopping him, she decides there's another way to get the action and excitement she craves, namely by running around town trying to take pictures of superhero battles and be a part of the action that way. So she bullies a friend into driving her at breakneck speed towards one such battle, hanging out the window and not wearing a seatbelt, while goading her friend so incessantly that he ignores all the rules of the road. Naturally there's a massive accident and she's killed. Spidey ''somehow'' finds a way to blame himself, and is mourning at her grave when the Human Torch shows up. Upon hearing the story, Johnny shows a surprising amount of insight and knowledge of human nature by cutting through Spidey's guilt bullshit and putting all of the blame on Sally, pointing out that her behavior proved she was an adrenaline junkie who was going to get herself killed sooner or later no matter what Spider-Man did or didn't do. Spidey realizes that Johnny is right, and both of them departs the cemetery.

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* TooDumbToLive: Sally Avril. While she does (grudgingly) get the message that she's in way over her head trying to be a superhero when Spider-Man lets a mook punch the shit out of her before stopping him, she decides there's another way to get the action and excitement she craves, namely by running around town trying to take pictures of superhero battles and be a part of the action that way. So she bullies a friend into driving her at breakneck speed towards one such battle, hanging out the window and not wearing a seatbelt, while goading her friend so incessantly that he ignores all the rules of the road. Naturally there's a massive accident and she's killed. Spidey ''somehow'' finds a way to blame himself, and is mourning at her grave when the Human Torch shows up. Upon hearing the story, Johnny shows a surprising amount of insight and knowledge of human nature by cutting through Spidey's guilt bullshit and putting all of the blame on Sally, pointing out that her behavior proved she was an adrenaline junkie who was going to get herself killed sooner or later no matter what Spider-Man did or didn't do. Spidey realizes that Johnny is right, and both of them departs depart the cemetery.


* ArmedWithCanon: Occurred since ''Untold Tales'' ran around the time the regular Spider titles were entangled in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga mess; this became exacerbated when Creator/JohnByrne created ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', his attempt to update the old Lee and Ditko stories. Needless to say, Byrne simply disregarded most of what Busiek had done. That said, ''Chapter One'' was stricken from canon before even finishing and subsuqently, ''Untold Tales'' was back in canon.

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* ArmedWithCanon: Occurred since ''Untold Tales'' ran around the time the regular Spider titles were entangled in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga mess; this became exacerbated when Creator/JohnByrne created ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', his attempt to update the old Lee and Ditko stories. Needless to say, Byrne simply disregarded most of what Busiek had done. That said, ''Chapter One'' was stricken from canon before even finishing and subsuqently, subsuqently and ''Untold Tales'' was back in canon.


* PreviouslyOn: To help out readers without encyclopedic knowledge of Spider-Man history, most issues include a one-page summary of recent events, both from ''Untold Tales'' and from the original Lee/Ditko stories.
* {{Revision}}: The whole point of the series. Busiek even included a timeline indicating where each story took place among the original Lee/Ditko stories.

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* PreviouslyOn: To help out readers without encyclopedic knowledge of Spider-Man history, most issues include a one-page summary of recent events, both from ''Untold Tales'' and from the original Lee/Ditko stories.
* {{Revision}}: The whole point of
[[ComicBook/LeeDitkoSpiderMan the series. Busiek even included a timeline indicating where each story took place among the original Lee/Ditko stories.Lee-Ditko run]].


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* {{Revision}}: The whole point of the series. Busiek even included a timeline indicating where each story took place among the [[ComicBook/LeeDitkoSpiderMan the Lee-Ditko run]]].


''Untold Tales of Spider-Man'' is a SpinOff of the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' series of {{Comic Book}}s. Written by Creator/KurtBusiek and penciled by Pat Olliffe, it featured [[{{Revision}} new stories set in the early days]] of Spidey's crime-fighting career, interweaving its plotlines with those originally created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/SteveDitko.

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''Untold Tales of Spider-Man'' is a SpinOff of the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' series of {{Comic Book}}s. Written by Creator/KurtBusiek and penciled by Pat Olliffe, it featured [[{{Revision}} new stories set in the early days]] of Spidey's crime-fighting career, [[ComicBook/LeeDitkoSpiderMan interweaving its plotlines plotlines]] with those originally created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/SteveDitko.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: In one early issue, Jason attempts to prank Peter by stealing all the clothes in his gym bag while he's showering. Most of the other teens think Jason just crossed the line from funny to overly cruel, and even Flash, usually the first to harass Peter, feels that was going overboard.


* ArmedWithCanon: Occurred since ''Untold Tales'' ran around the time the regular Spider titles were entangled in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga mess; this became exacerbated when Creator/JohnByrne created ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', his attempt to update the old Lee and Ditko stories. Needless to say, Byrne simply disregarded most of what Busiek had done.

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* ArmedWithCanon: Occurred since ''Untold Tales'' ran around the time the regular Spider titles were entangled in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga mess; this became exacerbated when Creator/JohnByrne created ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', his attempt to update the old Lee and Ditko stories. Needless to say, Byrne simply disregarded most of what Busiek had done. That said, ''Chapter One'' was stricken from canon before even finishing and subsuqently, ''Untold Tales'' was back in canon.

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: AscendedExtra Sally Avril serves as one for the KidHero in almost the exact opposite direction from Peter. Rather than some injustice, Sally is motivated by [[ThrillSeeker fun]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe glory]]. She uses weapons developed by her friend Jason, but despite him being of above-average intelligence, they either have no combat function or are so poorly conceived and useless that it earns her the mockery of villains. Finally, despite being a skilled gymnast and a descent fighter, when Spider-Man decides she needs to learn her lesson and refuses to help her, she ends up on the receiving end of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from a street thug who any other Kid Hero would have absolutely no problem with. When Spidey finally forces her to call it quits, she decides to get her adrenaline fix as a photographer, [[TooDumbToLive convinces the unlicensed driver Jason to run a red light]], [[RealityEnsues and is killed in a car crash because she was hanging out a window]].

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* MythologyGag: When Peter attempts to go to an eye doctor after his glasses were broken by Flash in the original comics, he uses the alias "Peter Palmer," a nod to the first Chameleon story mistakenly giving him that surname instead of Parker.

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