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* JustHitHim: Spider-Man seems to be borderline pathologically averse to throwing punches. Or kicks. Or really, most things aside from shooting webs at people and occasionally tackling them. According to the producers, this was to make the fights more creative rather than censorship, but it has rather mixed results.


** In the fifth season premier, the monstrous version of Spider-Man in Harry Osborne's dream looks a lot like the Doppelganger Spider-Man from ''ComicBook/InfinityWar'', but lacking the extra arms.

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** In the fifth season premier, the monstrous version of Spider-Man in Harry Osborne's Osborn's dream looks a lot like the Doppelganger Spider-Man from ''ComicBook/InfinityWar'', but lacking the extra arms.


* JokerJury: The ComicBook/GreenGoblin gives this to the board members who he blames for the 'death' of Osborne, where he is Judge. He even has a Justice Statue with his face.

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* JokerJury: The ComicBook/GreenGoblin gives this to the board members who he blames for the 'death' of Osborne, Osborn, where he is Judge. He even has a Justice Statue with his face.


** And don't forget ThePunisher, of course. Sure, he doesn't get to kill anyone on-screen, but he still has the sheer [[CrazyAwesome balls to face down and take a swing]] at a horrifically-mutated Spider-Man.

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** And don't forget ThePunisher, The Punisher, of course. Sure, he doesn't get to kill anyone on-screen, but he still has the sheer [[CrazyAwesome balls to face down and take a swing]] at a horrifically-mutated Spider-Man.



** Robbie tells Jameson that ThePunisher is wanted for questioning over the "disappearance" of crime bosses.

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** Robbie tells Jameson that ThePunisher The Punisher is wanted for questioning over the "disappearance" of crime bosses.


** Oscorp stockholders, which includes the Kingpin, Lydia Hardy, and J. Jonah Jameson.

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** Oscorp stockholders, which includes the Kingpin, Lydia Anastasia Hardy, and J. Jonah Jameson.


*** And then, when Harry Osborne ends up in her care, she similarly insists that the ''Green Goblin'' isn't real, but just a psychotic delusion of Harry's. Which is pretty strange, considering the Green Goblin terrorized the city and kidnapped multiple people.

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*** And then, when Harry Osborne Osborn ends up in her care, she similarly insists that the ''Green Goblin'' isn't real, but just a psychotic delusion of Harry's. Which is pretty strange, considering the Green Goblin terrorized the city and kidnapped multiple people.


* TwoDVisualsThreeDEffects:
** The majority of web-slinging through New York had the background as CG, which allowed some aerial angles that would be very difficult in traditional animation.
** Also used pretty much anytime something was viewed under a microscope.


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* TwoDVisualsThreeDEffects:
** The majority of web-slinging through New York had the background as CG, which allowed some aerial angles that would be very difficult in traditional animation.
** Also used pretty much anytime something was viewed under a microscope.


* RealityEnsues: In an episode of The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson, Miranda Wilson, a disfigured former actress, plans to kidnap Mary Jane and use a device to transfer her mind into Mary Jane's young and beautiful body with help of Mysterio. [[spoiler:Despite Spider-Man's best efforts, she succeeds... but then the device does nothing. Mysterio tells her that what she wanted was scientifically impossible.]]

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* RealityEnsues: In an the episode of The "The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson, Watson", Miranda Wilson, a disfigured former actress, plans to kidnap Mary Jane and use a device to transfer her mind into Mary Jane's young and beautiful body with help of Mysterio. [[spoiler:Despite Spider-Man's best efforts, she succeeds... but then the device does nothing. Mysterio tells her that what she wanted was scientifically impossible.]]

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* RealityEnsues: In an episode of The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson, Miranda Wilson, a disfigured former actress, plans to kidnap Mary Jane and use a device to transfer her mind into Mary Jane's young and beautiful body with help of Mysterio. [[spoiler:Despite Spider-Man's best efforts, she succeeds... but then the device does nothing. Mysterio tells her that what she wanted was scientifically impossible.]]

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* KillerBearHug: The Kingpin's favorite use of his StoutStrength is to wrap his arms around someone and crush them against his massive frame.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The closest one would be Peter describing Morbius as "a refugee from the ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''".
** In the first episode, Spidey rescues a traumatized sewer worker that keeps repeating "The red eyes are following me!" Because the guy was driving so erratically, Spidey suggests he's just seeing "PinkElephants".
** ''"This snowjob won't stop me, Mysterio!"'' Season four, episode 9. 'Nuff said.
** In Doctor Octopus' first appearance, Felicia quips, "Reminds me of Flash Thompson. All hands."

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** ''"This snowjob won't stop me, Mysterio!"'' Season four, episode 9. 'Nuff said.
** In Doctor Octopus' first appearance, Felicia quips, "Reminds me of Flash Thompson. All hands."
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* InsaneTrollLogic: The Green Goblin "charges" the Oscorp stockholders with the crime of hypocrisy. However, the hypocrisy he accuses them of is utterly false.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: The Green Goblin "charges" the Oscorp stockholders with the crime of hypocrisy. However, the hypocrisy he accuses them of is utterly false.illogical.



** The Goblin accuses Anastasia Hardy of funding Dr Octopus who is a criminal. However, as seen in Octavius' debut episode he became Dr Octopus ''after'' Anastasia Hardy stopped funding his legal practices. Ironically, funding criminals is something both Jameson and Fisk are guilty of, but Norman/The Goblin don't know about Jameson's hand in creating the Scorpion and the Green Goblin doesn't mention any of Fisk's crimes that he ''is'' aware of and simply [[YouAreFat mocks him for his weight]].

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** The Goblin accuses Anastasia Hardy of funding Dr Octopus who is a criminal. However, as seen in Octavius' debut episode he became Dr Octopus ''after'' Anastasia Hardy stopped funding his legal practices.work before he was a villain. Ironically, funding criminals is something both Jameson and Fisk are guilty of, but Norman/The Goblin don't know about Jameson's hand in creating the Scorpion and the Green Goblin doesn't mention any of Fisk's crimes that he ''is'' aware of and simply [[YouAreFat mocks him for his weight]].



* RightForTheWrongReasons: The Green Goblin calls Jameson and Anastatia hypocrites. He isn't wrong but the reasons fro why he calls them hypocrites are:
** He calls Jameson a bad friend to Norman for reporting Norman's creation of chemical weapons but that doesn't make Jameson a hypocrite or a bad friend, just a journalist who does his job. Now if the Goblin had called out Jameson for creating the Scorpion, he'd have been on the money.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: The Green Goblin calls Jameson and Anastatia hypocrites. He isn't wrong but the reasons fro why he calls about them being hypocrites but he is wrong about why he thinks they are:
** He calls Jameson a bad friend to Norman for reporting Norman's creation of chemical weapons but that doesn't make Jameson a hypocrite or a bad friend, just a journalist who does his job. Now if the Goblin had called out Jameson for creating the Scorpion, he'd have been right on the money.


** In the original comics, Black Cat was already in action on her own when she first appeared and turned to Kingpin to try to get superpowers after being badly beaten in a fight by Dr. Octopus. In the show, Kingpin is directly responsible for her creation, using Felicia as a guinea pig to test the recreated Super Soldier formula, a link which also connects her directly to Captain America.

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** In the original comics, Black Cat was already in action on her own when she first appeared and turned to Kingpin to try to get superpowers after being badly beaten in a fight by Dr. Octopus. In the show, Kingpin is directly responsible for her creation, using Felicia as a guinea pig to test the recreated Super Soldier formula, a link which also connects her directly to Captain America.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
** Inverted with Hydro-Man; in the comics, Spider-Man was responsible for causing the accident that caused Morris Bench to obtain his ElementalShapeshifter powers. In this series, the two never met until Morris first attacked Mary Jane.
** In the comics, Calypso had no connections to Kraven's creation. In the series, Dr. Mariah Crawford, Calypso's counterpart, created Kraven by giving Dr. James Reeve's [[PsychoSerum "wonder drug"]] to her mortally wounded lover, Sergei Kravinoff.


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** In the comics, Kraven was originally a BadassNormal, although he would later gain SuperStrength and increased longevity by consuming a mystical potion granted to him by his lover Calypso Ezili. In this series, he begins with SuperStrength and SuperSenses as a side-effect of the wonder-drug created by Dr. James Reeves.


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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the comics, Hydro-Man and Mary Jane have never even met, and they have no connection to each other in the slightest. In this series, Hydro-Man is reimagined as Mary Jane's crazy ex-boyfriend turned super-powered StalkerWithACrush.


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* ProfessorGuineaPig: In addition to the classic example of Dr. Curt Connors, who turned himself into the Lizard this way, this series invented the character Dr. James Reeves. Dr. Reeves was a medical scientist who went to Africa to further his research into creating a kind of miracle drug, a universal panacea that could accelerate physical healing and cure any disease. He was so confident of his creation's success that he used it on himself, and it did work... but it also had a side-effect in that it would devolve the imbiber into a BeastMan, granting them superhuman physical traits, but also powerful animalistic instincts, which eventually turned him into a feral monster that fled into the African bush after giving Dr. Mariah Crawford the last samples of his wonder drug.


* AdaptationalHeroism:
** In the comics, Kraven was a legitimately unhinged man who hunted Spider-Man first out of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame ennui and for the challenge]], and then because he became fixated on Spider-Man as the human avatar of a demonic force he blamed for all the suffering in his life. In this series, Kraven is introduced as a TragicMonster, allies with Spider-Man in his second appearance, and is antagonistic in his third appearance only due to PoorCommunicationKills.
** Kraven's lover Calypso Ezili in the comics was an evil Haitian Voodoo priestess who reveled in suffering, goaded Kraven into his more monstrous acts, and had a backstory that involved making a HumanSacrifice of her own little sister to gain her BlackMagic abilities. She was reinvented in this series as Dr. Mariah Crawford, a noble medical scientist who reluctantly created Kraven and then sought help to cure him, helped Spider-man with his mutation disease, and ultimately became empowered with similar abilities to Kraven's own.
** In the comics, Dr. Jonathon Ohwn, the Spot, was a willing associate of the Kingpin's who attempted to defeat Spider-Man to earn his boss's respect, whereas in the cartoon, he is tricked into assisting him and initially tries to leave Fisk's employee before being forced to battle Spider-Man to save the woman he loves. He ultimately makes a HeroicSacrifice to prevent the planet from being swallowed by a pseudo-black hole.



** Doctor Kafka didn't believe Eddie's stories about Venom - thinking "Venom never existed." Instead, she thinks that Eddie was deluded because of ''Spider-Man'''s "horrible persecution" of him. This is odd because not only is Eddie completely upfront about it, but there were a number of witnesses that actually saw Venom (including Jonah and Robbie). Her skepticism doesn't last long, though.

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** Doctor Kafka didn't believe Eddie's stories about Venom - thinking "Venom never existed." Instead, she thinks that Eddie was deluded because of ''Spider-Man'''s ''Spider-Man's'' "horrible persecution" of him. This is odd because not only is Eddie completely upfront about it, but there were a number of witnesses that actually saw Venom (including Jonah and Robbie). Her skepticism doesn't last long, though.though.
*** And then, when Harry Osborne ends up in her care, she similarly insists that the ''Green Goblin'' isn't real, but just a psychotic delusion of Harry's. Which is pretty strange, considering the Green Goblin terrorized the city and kidnapped multiple people.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Jameson gets a lot of these. The show repeatedly makes it clear that he sincerely believes all the actions he takes are right, and on at least one occasion he calls off a bounty on Spidey upon discovering that Eddie Brock had witheld evidence that put Spidey's guilt into question.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jameson gets a lot of these. The show repeatedly makes it clear that he sincerely believes all the actions he takes are right, and on at least one occasion he calls off a bounty on Spidey upon discovering that Eddie Brock had witheld withheld evidence that put Spidey's guilt into question.



* LostInImitation: Most tellings of the Black Suit Spider-Man and Venom's origin story after this series are at least partly based on this show's version of events. The comic-book Symbiote never actually made Peter more aggressive or enhance his powers, though it did take his body on joyrides and tried to permanently bond with him when he learned it was alive. Some of this was [[AdaptationDistillation simply streamlining the existing elements]] from the comics into a more cohesive whole (it originated from alien manufacturing equipment in ComicBook/SecretWars, a whole other arc the show adapted much later, whereas this show had astronauts bring it back from a space mission), and being [[FirstInstallmentWins the first adaptation of that story helped a lot there]].

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* LostInImitation: Most tellings of the Black Suit Spider-Man and Venom's origin story after this series are at least partly based on this show's version of events. The comic-book Symbiote never actually made Peter more aggressive or enhance enhanced his powers, though it did take his body on joyrides and tried to permanently bond with him when he learned it was alive. Some of this was [[AdaptationDistillation simply streamlining the existing elements]] from the comics into a more cohesive whole (it originated from alien manufacturing equipment in ComicBook/SecretWars, a whole other arc the show adapted much later, whereas this show had astronauts bring it back from a space mission), and being [[FirstInstallmentWins the first adaptation of that story helped a lot there]].



** In the GrandFinale Peter visits another universe where among other changes from his own universe Mary-Jane is a shallow empty-headed party girl unlike the Mary-Jane he knows. The amusing part is the shallow empty-headed party girl WAS her character when she was introduced in the comics before CharacterDevelopment that this show had skipped in order for her to be [[BettyAndVeronica the Betty to Felicia Hardy's Veronica]]. Also, Anna Watson was much nicer to Spider-Man than in his own universe, in the comics she actually ''was'' nicer to Peter.

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** In the GrandFinale Peter visits another universe where among other changes from his own universe Mary-Jane is a shallow empty-headed party girl unlike the Mary-Jane he knows. The amusing part is the shallow empty-headed party girl WAS '''was''' her character when she was introduced in the comics before CharacterDevelopment that this show had skipped in order for her to be [[BettyAndVeronica the Betty to Felicia Hardy's Veronica]]. Also, Anna Watson was much nicer to Spider-Man than in his own universe, universe; in the comics she actually ''was'' nicer to Peter.



** In the fifth season premier, the monstrous version of Spider-Man in Harry Osborne's dream looks a lot like the Doppelganger Spider-Man from ''ComicBook/InfinityWar'', but lacking the extra arms.
** In both of his appearances on the show, the Punisher is specifically seeking to hunt down Spider-Man, which is a nod to how he first crossed paths with the wall-crawler in the comics.
** In his second and final appearances, Kraven mentions that his pet-name for his lover, Mariah Crawford, is "Calypso". Mariah is based on Kraven's lover from the comics, whose name there was Calypso Ezili. In their final appearance in the series, her "feral" form even looks like the villainous Haitian Voodoo priestess.



** He calls Jameson a bad friend to Norman for reporting Norman's creation of chemical weapons but that doesn't make Jameson a hypocrite or a bad friend just a journalist who does his job. Now if the Goblin had called out Jameson for creating the Scorpion, he'd have been on the money.
** The Goblin accuses Anastatia of funding Dr Octopus but Octavius became Dr Octopus because Anastatia stopped funding his work. In season four, it is revealed that Anastatia was married to the Cat, a known thief and it is implied much of the Hardy fortune is from things he stole. Had the Goblin known about this, it would have made for a much more reasonable charge to levy at Anastatia rather than falsely blaming her for creating a supervillain.

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** He calls Jameson a bad friend to Norman for reporting Norman's creation of chemical weapons but that doesn't make Jameson a hypocrite or a bad friend friend, just a journalist who does his job. Now if the Goblin had called out Jameson for creating the Scorpion, he'd have been on the money.
** The Goblin accuses Anastatia Anastasia of funding Dr Dr. Octopus but Octavius became Dr Dr. Octopus because Anastatia Anastasia stopped funding his work. In season four, it is revealed that Anastatia Anastasia was married to the Cat, a known thief and it is implied much of the Hardy fortune is from things he stole. Had the Goblin known about this, it would have made for a much more reasonable charge to levy at Anastatia Anastasia rather than falsely blaming her for creating a supervillain.



* SuperPoweredAlterEgo: It's not particularly explicit but Felicia's personality appears to change into a more casual, reckless, confidant, slightly more amoral and sexually forward version of herself upon turning into the Black Cat. This is shown best after her inital bank robbery where the Cat is smugly boasts about her success but quickly becomes indigant and outraged after turning back into Felica.

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* SuperPoweredAlterEgo: It's not particularly explicit but Felicia's personality appears to change into a more casual, reckless, confidant, slightly more amoral and sexually forward version of herself upon turning into the Black Cat. This is shown best after her inital initial bank robbery where the Cat is smugly boasts about her success but quickly becomes indigant indignant and outraged after turning back into Felica.



** The producer of the show reportedly disliked the Hobgoblin as a character. When the Hobgoblin and Green Goblin finally clash in "Goblin War", the latter refers to the former as an impostor and the Green Goblin is depicted as easily being the Hobgoblin's superior in terms of weaponry and powers.

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** The producer of the show reportedly disliked the Hobgoblin as a character. When the Hobgoblin and Green Goblin finally clash in "Goblin War", the latter refers to the former as an impostor and the Green Goblin is depicted as easily being the Hobgoblin's superior in terms of weaponry and powers.[[note]]Which is justified, considering the Hobgoblin got the prototype gear and never got the SuperSerum that the Green Goblin did.[[/note]]


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* TragicMonster:
** The Lizard; a good and noble scientist who gained a SuperPoweredEvilSide as a result of a moment of weakness leading to him [[ProfessorGuineaPig testing his limb-regeneration project on himself]].
** Kraven the Hunter, due to AdaptationalHeroism, is depicted as a noble man who is being driven mad by the dangerous side-effects of a miracle cure that functions like SuperSerum.
** The Man-Spider, which is Peter Parker devolved into a horrible humanoid arachnid as a result of his genes being destabilized and reconfiguring into a form in which the spider DNA takes precedence over the human.
** Spider-Carnage; an alternate version of Peter Parker pushed to the very limits of his sanity by great tragedy, and then taken over by a psychotic, murder-loving alien parasite.
** The second Green Goblin; Harry Osborn, a lonely and mentally unstable guy being pushed into villainy by the original Green Goblin, who is the psychotic version of his father.


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