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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Kitty Pryde, who is either considered a welcome addition to the cast, or Bendis' own personal MarySue.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Kitty Pryde, who is either considered a welcome addition to the cast, or Bendis' own personal MarySue.CreatorsFavorite SpotlightStealingSquad.


** In issue 13, MJ asks Peter why he doesn't go public with his secret identity. Peter says that this would have negative consequences for his loved ones, specifically asking what could happen if a man like the Kingpin knew his secret identity. [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay About that...]]

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** In issue 13, #13, MJ asks Peter why he doesn't go public with his secret identity. Peter says that this would have negative consequences for his loved ones, specifically asking what could happen if a man like the Kingpin knew his secret identity. [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay About that...]] ]]
** In issue #88, Kitty Pryde tells Peter that it's not the time to tell the big secret to aunt May. He asks "When will it be time? When a SWAT team comes baring through my ceiling and arrest me?". Let's fast forward and check was everything going on when did May discovered the truth... OhCrap.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first arc, when Peter first changes into Spider-Man for a superhero fight, he hides among the bushes and thinks "this can't be how Captain America does it!". The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe was still in its early stages, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica had not been acknowledged yet. He was first used in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': he was a war hero from World War II, the first superhuman ever, who fell to the ocean and was presumed dead after stopping a nazi rocket. He was retrieved in the present day of that miniseries, but this story was not there yet. So, for all that Peter knows at that point, Captain America had only been a superhero during WWII, and probably did not even had to bother about concealing a secret identity.

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* DesignatedVillain: Kingpin, in the first Black Cat arc. As things turn out, [[spoiler:he had hired Elektra to retrieve an ancient tablet, that he had legally adquired, and that Felicia Hardy stole. He only intended to use it to wake up his wife Vanesa, who is in a coma]].


** In issue 13, MJ asks Peter why he doesn't go public with his secret identity. Peter says that this would have negative consequences for his loved ones, specifically asking what could happen if a man like the Kingpin knew his secret identity. [[OneMoreDay About that...]]

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** In issue 13, MJ asks Peter why he doesn't go public with his secret identity. Peter says that this would have negative consequences for his loved ones, specifically asking what could happen if a man like the Kingpin knew his secret identity. [[OneMoreDay [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay About that...]]

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** In issue 13, MJ asks Peter why he doesn't go public with his secret identity. Peter says that this would have negative consequences for his loved ones, specifically asking what could happen if a man like the Kingpin knew his secret identity. [[OneMoreDay About that...]]

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* ItWasHisSled: In the first issues uncle Ben is not a mere one-note guy who dies, but gets actual character development. Does this mean that they will keep him around? Nope. He eventually dies, just like the original. Not immediately, but soon.


* HilariousInHindsight: The ''Marvel Database'' (that is, [[TheWikiRule the Marvel wiki]]) is usually pretty damn reliable, so you can take the fact that the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe and its version from [[VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan the videogame]] aren't the same universe as borderline WordOfGod (which got confirmed anyway, as the VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan videogame fell into CanonDiscontinuity). Flash-forward to the latest events and to Peter's death. Once you think about it, you realise that thanks to the videogame version of the VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan we still have an alive-and-well Ultimate Peter Parker.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The ''Marvel Database'' (that is, [[TheWikiRule the Marvel wiki]]) is usually pretty damn reliable, so you can take the fact that the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe and its version from [[VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan the videogame]] aren't the same universe as borderline WordOfGod (which got confirmed anyway, as the VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan videogame fell into CanonDiscontinuity). Flash-forward to the latest events and to Peter's death. Once you think about it, you realise realize that thanks to the videogame version of the VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan we still have an alive-and-well Ultimate Peter Parker.Parker - [[MoodWhiplash and an active and uncaptured Ultimate Eddie Brock.]]


* BetterThanCanon: ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' is usually reviled as a DorkAge and one of the lowest points of the Spider-Man franchise. On the other hand, the Ultimate Clone Saga was welcomed as one of the best stories of Ultimate Spider-Man, and introduced Jessica Drew, who became a EnsembleDarkhorse.

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* BetterThanCanon: BetterThanCanon
** Screen Rants made a list of "[[https://screenrant.com/why-ultimate-spider-man-better-than-amazing-marvel-comics/ 15 Reasons Ultimate Spider-Man Is Better Than Amazing Spider-Man]]"
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''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' is usually reviled as a DorkAge and one of the lowest points of the Spider-Man franchise. On the other hand, the Ultimate Clone Saga was welcomed as one of the best stories of Ultimate Spider-Man, and introduced Jessica Drew, who became a EnsembleDarkhorse.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first arc, when Peter first changes into Spider-Man for a superhero fight, he hides among the bushes and thinks "this can't be how Captain America does it!". The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe was still in its early stages, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica had not been acknowledged yet. He was first used in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': he was a war hero from World War II, the first superhuman ever, who fell to the ocean and was presumed dead after stopping a nazi rocket. He was retrieved in the present day of that miniseries, but this story was not there yet. So, for all that Peter knows at that point, Captain America had only been a superhero during WWII, and probably did not even had to bother about concealing a secret identity.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: They do not allow you to fight in MMA contests because you are a minor? Jump in there and fight anyway! Or better not, things will not end well...


* ReplacementScrappy: Miles Morales, for many fans of Ultimate Peter. Some characters InUniverse (especially friends of Peter) see him as this.



* TakeThatScrappy: The first time Miles comes across any of Peter's TrueCompanions in costume, he's promptly kicked in the head and asked "Who the PrecisionFStrike do you think you are?". Bonus points for it coming from Spider-Woman, or if you prefer [[spoiler:Peter's [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] clone]].

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** If we consider everything that happened later, perhaps the Parkers ''should'' have sued the pants off Oscorp for the spider incident of the first issue.


** Likewise, the overall emphasis on SHIELD as the GovernmentAgencyOfFiction with Nick Fury being a kind of TricksterMentor is DramaticallyMissingThePoint of the very essence of what made Spider-Man unique, i.e. he was a teenage hero who was not a sidekick or underling to major heroes, but his own man who solved problems entirely on his own.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second attempt by Marvel to reboot Spider-Man after the DorkAge of the clone saga. The first one was ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', but it was poorly received and was nowhere near the success of Ultimate Spider-Man.

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