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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Played straight with The Sandman's motivation of robbing banks to pay for his daughter's hospital bills. Considering his embodiment of sand, he could create an island which would earn him far more money than robbing banks could. If building is boring and he wants to hurt people instead, he could threaten war onto America in exchange for money and family health care. Heck, this was still the height of TheWarOnTerror, Sandman would be unstoppable in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Then again, Sandman was never one Spidey's more intelligent foes.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Played straight with The Sandman's motivation of robbing banks to pay for his daughter's hospital bills. Considering his embodiment of sand, he could create an island which would earn him far more money legally than robbing banks could.could[[note]]The guys who built [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_(archipelago) the World Archipelago]] earned at least '''$14 billion'''[[/note]]. If building is boring and he wants to hurt people instead, he could threaten war onto America in exchange for money and family health care. Or he could even join the military (benefits include your family getting free health care)! Heck, this was still the height of TheWarOnTerror, Sandman would be unstoppable in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Then again, Sandman was never one Spidey's more intelligent foes.


* JerkassHasAPoint: Peter may have been under the symbiote's control, but he definitely is right to report Brock for fabricating photos.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Peter may have been under the symbiote's control, but he definitely is right had an ethical obligation to report Brock for fabricating photos.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr.JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
**Mr.
Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.heartless.
**J. Jonah Jameson is callous and abrasive towards everyone, but he cares deeply about journalistic integrity, complaining when he learns that Brock duped him that he's not had to make a retraction in twenty years.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Upset with Peter's obsession over Spider-Man's popularity (and for kissing Gwen Stacy), Mary Jane went to see amnesiac Harry, who still has feelings for her (presumably has no memory of their break-up). In the heat of the moment, the two briefly kissed. But immediately, Mary Jane realized her mistake and left. Leaving Harry to sooth in anger for (once again) breaking his heart, which led to him regaining his memory and goaded by the hallucination of his dad to use her to destroy Peter.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Upset with Peter's obsession over Spider-Man's popularity (and for kissing Gwen Stacy), Mary Jane went goes to see amnesiac Harry, who still has feelings for her (presumably has no memory of their break-up). In the heat of the moment, the two briefly kissed. kiss. But immediately, Mary Jane realized realizes her mistake and left. Leaving Harry to sooth in anger for (once again) breaking his heart, which led to him regaining his memory and goaded by the hallucination of his dad to use her to destroy Peter.]]


* BrokenPedestal: Invoked. Thanks to Eddie's fake picture, Spider-Man is seen this way by the people of New York, with one woman even saying: "This is the guy they gave the key to the city to?" Spider-Man is then vindicated when the picture is exposed as a fake and Eddie is fired.

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* BrokenPedestal: Invoked. Thanks to Eddie's fake picture, Spider-Man is seen this way by the people of New York, with one woman even saying: "This is the guy they gave the key to the city to?" Spider-Man is then vindicated [[RebuiltPedestal vindicated]] when the picture is exposed as a fake and Eddie is fired.


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Invoked. [[spoiler: Flint Marko shot Uncle Ben by accident when he was startled by Carradine. Itís implied that heís the one that called the ambulance]].

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Invoked. [[spoiler: Flint Marko shot Uncle Ben by accident when he was startled by Carradine. Itís Carradine, because he had his finger on his gunís trigger while pointing it at Benís chest. He feels horrible about it and itís implied that heís the one that called the ambulance]].

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Invoked. [[spoiler: Flint Marko shot Uncle Ben by accident when he was startled by Carradine. Itís implied that heís the one that called the ambulance]].


* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, Eddie Brock is a principled IntrepidReporter and what causes his fall from grace isn't faking news, but instead reporting something from a faulty source. And while movie Brock goes to a church to pray for Spider-Man's death, comic Brock does so to pray for forgiveness due to being DrivenToSuicide.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, Eddie Brock is a principled IntrepidReporter and what causes his fall from grace isn't faking news, but instead reporting something from a faulty source. And while movie Brock goes to a church to pray for Spider-Man's Peter Parker's death, comic Brock does so to pray for forgiveness due to being DrivenToSuicide.

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** As a result this also applies to Venom - in the comics, he started off as an obsessive nemesis toward Spider-Man, willing to do everything in his power to humiliate him over ruining his life, but then slowly got over it and developed into a NobleDemon NinetiesAntiHero, something that even [[Film/Venom2018 the next film that would feature him would follow with]]. In ''this'' film, Venom outright states that he loves being evil, terrorizing citizens [[spoiler:and killing Harry just to fuck with Peter.]]


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* LackOfEmpathy: [[spoiler:Venom clearly does not care in the slightest about Harry's HeroicSacrifice, and just tosses him out of the battlefield letting out a spiteful laugh.]]

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** [[spoiler:The symbiote sample Dr. Connors had been studying is only seen for a few scenes and is not seen again, leading the viewer to interpret its fate - it either might have died off without a host, got destroyed by Connors or lived on.]]


* HopelessSuitor: Played with Brock towards Betty Brant with it eventually being played straight, something which [[NeverMyFault he blames on Peter as well]].

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* HopelessSuitor: Played with Brock towards Betty Brant Gwen with it eventually being played straight, something which [[NeverMyFault he blames on Peter as well]].


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* KickTheSonOfABitch: While Peter exposes Eddie's fraud and gets him fired from the Bugle under the symbiote's influence, the fact that [[{{Jerkass}} Eddie]] stole ''his'' photo makes it come off as this.


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* [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied Unlike the comics,]] Spider-Man successfully saves Gwen Stacy from falling to her death.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Upset with Peter's obsession over Spider-Man's popularity (and for kissing Gwen Stacy), Mary Jane went to see amnesiac Harry, who still has feelings for her (presumably has no memory of their break-up). In the heat of the moment, the two briefly kissed. But immediately, Mary Jane realized her mistake and left. Leaving Harry to sooth in anger for (once again) breaking his heart, which led to him regaining his memory and goaded by the hallucination of his dad to use her to destroy Peter.]]


** At the scene of the bank heist, Eddie tells black Spider-Man to "give [him] some of that web action". Spider-Man obligesÖ by hitting his camera with a web and smashing it.

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** At the scene of the bank heist, Eddie tells black Spider-Man to "give [him] some of that web action". Spider-Man obligesÖ by hitting his camera with a web and smashing it.it against a wall.


* PlatonicDeclarationOLove: Bernard to Harry near the end. Bernard says that he loved Harry's father as he loves Harry. As Harry's friends love him. [[spoiler:This inspires Harry to help Peter save Mary Jane.]]

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* PlatonicDeclarationOLove: PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: Bernard to Harry near the end. Bernard says that he loved Harry's father as he loves Harry. As Harry's friends love him. [[spoiler:This inspires Harry to help Peter save Mary Jane.]]



* UnflinchingWalk: Peter under the symbiote's influence just turns around and walk away after tossing back one of his grenade to Harry, which explodes in his face.

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* UnflinchingWalk: Peter under the symbiote's influence just turns around and walk walks away after tossing back one of his grenade to Harry, which explodes in his face.


* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: When Peter is being affected by the symbiote, he pulls his bangs down over part of his forehead.



** Harry says this to Peter, when he begged for his help to save Mary Jane.

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** Harry says this to Peter, when he begged for his help to save Mary Jane. [[spoiler:Accentuated by him stepping into the light to reveal his disfigured face (which Peter had caused) before saying it.]]



* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:Harry during Bernard's reveal that Norman Osborn did indeed kill himself.]]



** Peter at the end of his first fight with Harry after he knocks Harry out.

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** Peter at the end of his first fight with Harry after he knocks Harry out. He has another one when he realises Harry isn't breathing.


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* PlatonicDeclarationOLove: Bernard to Harry near the end. Bernard says that he loved Harry's father as he loves Harry. As Harry's friends love him. [[spoiler:This inspires Harry to help Peter save Mary Jane.]]


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* SayMyName: Peter does this a few times after Harry is knocked out in their first fight.
** [[spoiler:Peter yells "Eddie!" when Eddie instinctively tries to re-bond with the symbiote... [[TooDumbToLive after Peter just threw a pumpkin bomb at it to destroy it]].]]

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* BigNo: [[spoiler:Eddie in the climax when Peter throws a pumpkin bomb at the symbiote. Eddie tries to re-bond with the symbiote, and gets blown up.]]


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** [[spoiler:As Peter is tearing off the black suit, some of the symbiote falls onto Eddie's shoulder. Eddie tears off his jumper and throws it away, but more of the symbiote bonds to him moments later.]]

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