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** Screwball by the time of the 3rd DLC seems to develop a one-sided crush on Spider-Man, saying lines like "I think I'm in love." every time Spider-Man progresses in her challenges or her in love with your carnage attitude during combat challenges.

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** Screwball by the time of the 3rd DLC seems to develop a one-sided crush on Spider-Man, saying lines like "I think I'm in love." every time Spider-Man progresses in her challenges or her in love with your carnage attitude [[InLoveWithYourCarnage attitude]] during combat challenges.


** In the Turf Wars DLC, after Spider Man damages the Harlem Sanctuary in pursuit of Hammerhead at the beginning of the DLC, Jameson goes on a rant about Spider Man destroying a piece of New York history, despite acknowledging that the doctors there probably did commit atrocities against their patients, and says that New York should honor the more difficult parts of their history. This rant is already supposed to paint Jameson in an unfavorable light, but with the debate over historical figures that occurred after the killing of George Floyd, this can be more difficult to listen to or find funny.

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** In the Turf Wars DLC, after Spider Man Spider-Man damages the Harlem Sanctuary in pursuit of Hammerhead at the beginning of the DLC, Jameson goes on a rant about Spider Man Spider-Man destroying a piece of New York history, despite acknowledging that the doctors there probably did commit atrocities against their patients, and says that New York should honor the more difficult parts of their history. This rant is already supposed to paint Jameson in an unfavorable light, but with the debate over historical figures that occurred after the killing of George Floyd, this can be more difficult to listen to or find funny.



** Just traversing the overworld becomes this in the [[spoiler: aftermath of the prison break and Devil's Breath outbreak. The streets and rooftops become overwhelmed with huge numbers of escaped convicts and Sable troops, some of them armed with rocket launchers and sniper rifles that they will use to take pot shots at you as swing through the city.]]

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** Just traversing the overworld becomes this in the [[spoiler: aftermath [[spoiler:aftermath of the prison break and Devil's Breath outbreak. The streets and rooftops become overwhelmed with huge numbers of escaped convicts and Sable troops, some of them armed with rocket launchers and sniper rifles that they will use to take pot shots at you as swing through the city.]]



** To a lesser extent, it was also one for the game's creator, ''Insomniac Games'', who had been going through a rough patch since their split from second-party work with Sony several years prior (while never outright bad, the games tended to be of decidedly more mixed reception than previous efforts, and were often financial failures). For many longtime fans, ''Spider Man'' was a return to form.

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** To a lesser extent, it was also one for the game's creator, ''Insomniac Games'', who had been going through a rough patch since their split from second-party work with Sony several years prior (while never outright bad, the games tended to be of decidedly more mixed reception than previous efforts, and were often financial failures). For many longtime fans, ''Spider Man'' ''Spider-Man'' was a return to form.

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** In the Turf Wars DLC, after Spider Man damages the Harlem Sanctuary in pursuit of Hammerhead at the beginning of the DLC, Jameson goes on a rant about Spider Man destroying a piece of New York history, despite acknowledging that the doctors there probably did commit atrocities against their patients, and says that New York should honor the more difficult parts of their history. This rant is already supposed to paint Jameson in an unfavorable light, but with the debate over historical figures that occurred after the killing of George Floyd, this can be more difficult to listen to or find funny.


'''You'd Expect:''' Norman to cooperate and confess his crimes.\\

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'''You'd ***'''You'd Expect:''' Norman to cooperate and confess his crimes.\\


** Many feel that this game's incarnation of Peter Parker is ''far'' truer to the spirit of the character's mythos than his comic book counterpart has been [[ComicBook/SpiderMan since 2007-2008]]. Especially when it comes to a certain scene at the end of the game: [[spoiler:in ComicBook/OneMoreDay, Aunt May's life hangs in the balance thanks to her getting shot by a sniper aiming for Peter. To save her life, Peter ''sells his marriage to MJ to the Devil'' instead of owning up to his actions, even after May told him it was her time and to let her go. In the game, May tells him to let her go, and Peter, while distraught, ultimately sacrifices May's life in order to help produce enough of a cure for everyone else afflicted by the Devil's Breath, which many agree better fits the character's creed of ComesGreatResponsibility. Many also appreciated the older Spider-Man in the game and the potential for CharacterDevelopment, especially when he becomes a ParentalSubstitute to Miles Morales by the end of the game and the DLC]], since it allows Peter to finally mature and feel like he's written like an adult.

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** Many feel that this game's incarnation of Peter Parker is ''far'' truer to the spirit of the character's mythos than his comic book counterpart has been [[ComicBook/SpiderMan since 2007-2008]]. Especially when it comes to a certain scene at the end of the game: [[spoiler:in ComicBook/OneMoreDay, Aunt May's life hangs in the balance thanks to her getting shot by a sniper aiming for Peter. To save her life, Peter ''sells his marriage to MJ to the Devil'' instead of owning up to his actions, even after May told him it was her time and to let her go. In the game, May tells him to let her go, and Peter, while distraught, ultimately sacrifices May's life in order to help produce enough of a cure for everyone else afflicted by the Devil's Breath, which many agree better fits the character's creed of ComesGreatResponsibility. Many also appreciated the older Spider-Man in the game and the potential for CharacterDevelopment, especially when he becomes a ParentalSubstitute to Miles Morales by the end of the game and the DLC]], since it allows Peter to finally mature and feel like he's written like an adult. Needless to say, he is a popular choice among fans in terms of determining the best incarnations of Spider-Man all throughout Marvel media.


** Just traversing the overworld becomes this in the [[spoiler: aftermath of the prison break and Devil's Breath outbreak. The streets and rooftops become overwhelmed with huge numbers escaped convicts and Sable Troops, some of them armed with rocket launchers and sniper rifles that they will use to take pot shots at you as swing through the city.]]

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** Just traversing the overworld becomes this in the [[spoiler: aftermath of the prison break and Devil's Breath outbreak. The streets and rooftops become overwhelmed with huge numbers of escaped convicts and Sable Troops, troops, some of them armed with rocket launchers and sniper rifles that they will use to take pot shots at you as swing through the city.]]

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** Just traversing the overworld becomes this in the [[spoiler: aftermath of the prison break and Devil's Breath outbreak. The streets and rooftops become overwhelmed with huge numbers escaped convicts and Sable Troops, some of them armed with rocket launchers and sniper rifles that they will use to take pot shots at you as swing through the city.]]

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*** Following this, May and June 2020, are civil unrest and multiple [=riots/protests=] in the US (Including ''New York City''). Both in real life and in the game, they were against police brutality, silencing protestors, violation of constitutional rights, as well as a president/mayor who the people believed were facilitating it all. Ultimately serving to make the [[spoiler:super contagious disease outbreak]] even worse.


** Cracked wrote an article: https://www.cracked.com/article_27693_2018E28099s-spider-man-game-called-all-this.html detailing how Devil's Breath effects on the populace-including flu like symptoms and the shut-down of Manhattan almost portended the Covid-19 Crisis.


** Norman Osborne especially falls under this. Later on in the game, Otto takes Norman hostage and threatens his life by holding him over the edge of a building, threatening to drop him if he doesn't confess to the whole world that he is a fraud and a liar.
'''You'd Expect:''' Norman to co-operate and confess his crimes.\\

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** Norman Osborne Osborn especially falls under this. Later on in the game, Otto takes Norman hostage and threatens his life by holding him over the edge of a building, threatening to drop him if he doesn't confess to the whole world that he is a fraud and a liar.
'''You'd Expect:''' Norman to co-operate cooperate and confess his crimes.\\



'''End Result:''' As expected, Otto drops Norman, falling to his death. He's lucky Spider-Man was there to rescue him, otherwise he would have died with no one to blame but himself.

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'''End Result:''' As expected, Otto drops Norman, falling to his death.Norman. He's lucky Spider-Man was there to rescue him, otherwise he would have died with no one to blame but himself.

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** Norman Osborne especially falls under this. Later on in the game, Otto takes Norman hostage and threatens his life by holding him over the edge of a building, threatening to drop him if he doesn't confess to the whole world that he is a fraud and a liar.
'''You'd Expect:''' Norman to co-operate and confess his crimes.\\
'''Or:''' At the very least, beg for mercy and apologize to Otto for the way he treated him, since he is threatening to drop Norman off a building.\\
'''Instead:''' Like the cocky idiot he is, Norman decides to [[TooDumbToLive verbally abuse and demean Otto]], [[StupidEvil telling him what a loser he is]], [[DidntThinkThisThrough thinking that's somehow going to end well]].\\
'''End Result:''' As expected, Otto drops Norman, falling to his death. He's lucky Spider-Man was there to rescue him, otherwise he would have died with no one to blame but himself.

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** Cracked wrote an article: https://www.cracked.com/article_27693_2018E28099s-spider-man-game-called-all-this.html detailing how Devil's Breath effects on the populace-including flu like symptoms and the shut-down of Manhattan almost portended the Covid-19 Crisis.


* AccidentalAesop: [[spoiler: Considering how Peter being late indirectly caused the lab to be labeled a safety hazard that cut their funding, which also caused Octavius's descent into madness. The game indirectly teaches the player how important it is to be punctual or at least plan your activities in advance so they don't collide with work.]]

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* AccidentalAesop: [[spoiler: Considering [[spoiler:Considering how Peter being late indirectly caused the lab to be labeled a safety hazard that cut their funding, which also caused Octavius's descent into madness. The madness, the game indirectly teaches the player how important it is to be punctual or at least plan your activities in advance so they don't collide with work.]]



** Though the sight of [[spoiler: Yuri's first kill]] is disturbing, the trails of police tape leading up to it are so elaborate that the thought of [[spoiler: Yuri]] going to the trouble of setting them up is downright comical.
*** Not to mention, many of the crime scenes are littered with strap-like wires. Though [[spoiler: they are obviously the straps Yuri uses as the Wraith in the comics]], they go unexplained in-game, making it seem like [[spoiler:she's]] just going the extra mile to be creepy on purpose.

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** Though the sight of [[spoiler: Yuri's [[spoiler:Yuri's first kill]] is disturbing, the trails of police tape leading up to it are so elaborate that the thought of [[spoiler: Yuri]] [[spoiler:Yuri]] going to the trouble of setting them up is downright comical.
*** Not to mention, many of the crime scenes are littered with strap-like wires. Though [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they are obviously the straps Yuri uses as the Wraith in the comics]], they go unexplained in-game, making it seem like [[spoiler:she's]] just going the extra mile to be creepy on purpose.



** An unintentional Meta-example for new players comes with [[spoiler: Stan Lee's cameo as the short order cook, as it was one of his final cameos before his death a few short months later.]]

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** An unintentional Meta-example for new players comes with [[spoiler: Stan [[spoiler:Stan Lee's cameo as the short order cook, as it was one of his final cameos before his death a few short months later.]]

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* AccidentalAesop: [[spoiler: Considering how Peter being late indirectly caused the lab to be labeled a safety hazard that cut their funding, which also caused Octavius's descent into madness. The game indirectly teaches the player how important it is to be punctual or at least plan your activities in advance so they don't collide with work.]]


** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/fp0zko/swinging_through_harlem_and_i_spotted_an/ As someone on Reddit pointed out]], numerous "Stay indoors, avoid social gatherings" signs during the in-game [[spoiler: Devil's Breath outbreak in New York City]] is made worse with the real world Coronavirus pandemic. With most confirmed cases in the US, most US cases in New York State, and most of ''those'' cases being in ''New York City'' as of this writing, where the game takes place, the same slogan was adopted worldwide.

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** The entire [[spoiler:"Pandemic in New York"]] plot point becomes a bit worse with the real world [[UsefulNotes/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic Coronavirus pandemic]], a bit over 2 years after this game's release. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/fp0zko/swinging_through_harlem_and_i_spotted_an/ As someone on Reddit pointed out]], numerous "Stay indoors, avoid social gatherings" signs during were adopted worldwide, around the in-game [[spoiler: Devil's Breath outbreak in New York City]] is time this post was made worse with the real world Coronavirus pandemic. With most (Q1 2020) Most confirmed cases were in the US, most US cases were in New York State, and most of ''those'' cases ''those cases'' being in ''New York City'' as of this writing, City'', where the game takes place, the same slogan was adopted worldwide.place.

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