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Peter Benjamin Parker / Spider-Man
"You can't be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there's no neighborhood."

Species: Enhanced human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Midtown School of Science & Technology

Portrayed By: Max Favreau (Iron Man 2), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War onwards)

Voiced By: Alexis Ortega (Captain America: Civil War - Avengers: Infinity War), Alberto Bernal (Avengers: Endgame onwards) [Latin-American Spanish dub], Mario García (European Spanish dub), Jun'ya Enoki (Japanese dub), Shim Gyu-hyeok (all movies except Spider-Man: Homecoming), Nam Doh-hyeong (Spider-Man: Homecoming) [Korean dub], Hugo Brunswick (European French dub), Alexandre Bacon (Canadian French dub), Wirley Contaifer (Brazilian Portuguese dub), Christian Zeiger (German dub), Alex Polidori (Italian dub), Vaibhav Thakkar (all movies except Spider-Man: Homecoming), Tiger Shroff (Spider-Man Homecoming) [Hindi dub], Kadhir Gani Khan (Tamil dub), Teja Paruchuri (Telugu dub), Adam Mišík (Czech dub), István Baráth (Hungarian dub), Jakub Gawlik (Polish dub), Vladimir Kanukhin (Captain America: Civil War), Ivan Chaban (Spider-Man: Homecoming onwards) [Russian dub], Harun Can (all theatrical/home video releases), Ali Hekimoğlu (Spider-Man: Far From Home digital/streaming release) [Turkish dub]


Appearances: Iron Man 2 note  | Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Home | Venom: Let There Be Carnage note  | Spider-Man: No Way Home

"When you can do the things I can do, and you don't, and then the bad things happen... they happen because of you."

After getting bitten by a scientifically-altered spider, Ordinary High-School Student Peter Parker gained the ability to crawl on walls and sense nearby threats, along with enhanced strength and agility. Peter initially plans to use these powers for personal gain. But when his uncle, Ben Parker, is shot and killed by a criminal that Peter could have stopped, the teenager learns that with great power comes great responsibility and vows to protect others as the superhero Spider-Man.


A few months after his Superhero Origin, Spider-Man gets drafted into a conflict between the Avengers by Iron Man, gaining a new suit in the process. While seeking to prove that he's good enough to join the Avengers, Peter is able to take on a smaller threat on his own, proving his worth. However, Peter ultimately turns down the offer to become an Avenger, realizing that he can do more good stopping crime in New York City, which is an area that the Avengers can't usually cover... But when an alien invasion threatens New York once again, Spider-Man is officially inducted into their ranks by Iron Man.

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  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Tony Stark hastily recruits him as an Avenger at the start of Infinity War, when Peter stows away onto the ship and joins the ride to Titan.
  • Action Hero: While previous outings of the character had a strong focus on the angst that came with being a superhero, this iteration of Spider-Man is more visibly enthusiastic to be a hero, even treating his fight with the Avengers as something of an exciting adventure. He's able to disarm Captain America with a surprise attack, and he casually blocks a punch from Winter Soldier's metal arm without breaking a sweat, pulling it downward effortlessly while casually noting that he thinks it's cool. He's also the one who came up with the plan to defeat Giant-Man, who at that point had been giving the rest of the Pro-Registration side trouble. Moreover, he keeps the Falcon and the Winter Soldier in check at the same time for a good portion of the battle, and again comes up with the plan to take out Ebony Maw in Infinity War which had flummoxed Iron Man until Peter suggested it.
  • Adaptational Cheerfulness Upgrade: In the comics, he is a moody Byronic Hero. In the MCU, he's portrayed as an energetic Extraverted Nerd who worships other heroes.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: This Peter lived in a world where the Avengers existed for years before he became Spider-Man and idolized Iron Man. His comic book counterpart actually predates Tony becoming Iron Man and by extension the founding of the Avengers themselves.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: He's a lot more hyperactive and overtly awkward than how his comic book counterpart started out. He's also more sociable, having rapport with various people around his neighborhood, while his comic version often isolated himself from others at the beginning and only started developing a social circle after Character Development kicked in.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • With Tony Stark/Iron Man. Here, he idolises and is always seeking to gain his approval with Stark acting as a stern father figure and mentor to him. In the comics, they don't have such a relationship (except for the build-up to and during the Civil War), especially since Spidey actually predates Iron Man (and the Avengers) as a superhero there. If anything, he's historically been closer a friend to Captain America. The Ultimate version had a comparable relationship, though.
    • With the Avengers themselves. He became a superhero with dreams of becoming an Avenger, and is considered a close ally of them right until becoming a member. In the comics, he didn't join the Avengers until the '90s, and even then, only as a reserve member (where he took part in stories that featured everyone). Historically, Spidey has been much closer to the Fantastic Four as an Honorary True Companion, and has actually served on the FF before (notably during the Future Foundation era) with Reed being his father figure and Johnny being Heterosexual Life-Partners with him, and everyone regarding him as their closest family outside each other. Rights issues at the time with Fox (before the merger) meant that the Fantastic Four had to be swapped for the Avengers.
    • Had a much more sour relationship with Ned Leeds in the comics, even without the Brainwashed and Crazy. Here he is best friends with the guy.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In Avengers: Endgame, Captain America calls him “Queens” which is a Call-Back to when Cap realized they were both New Yorkers during the big fight scene in Civil War.
  • Alliterative Name: Peter Parker.
  • All-Loving Hero: In contrast to the world-saving Avengers, no good deed is too small for Spider-Man. From stopping bicycle theft, to giving an elderly woman directions, to stopping the shooting of a mouthy thug by a weapon dealer by deliberately revealing his spying location, shouting "You want to shoot someone, shoot me!". If the credits are anything to go by, he also regularly rescues cats from trees.
  • All Webbed Up: Thanks to his mechanical web-shooters, Spidey can use his webbing for a variety of purposes. He actually takes away Captain America's shield using his webs.
  • AM/FM Characterization: He's a fan of the indie rock band Alt-J and Led Zeppelin.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He does whatever a spider can, in case you couldn't tell from his name and webbing.
  • Apologetic Attacker: After webbing Winter Soldier and Falcon, he apologizes and says that he only did it because "I have one job and I've got to impress Mr. Stark."
  • Ascended Fanboy:
    • Idolized superheroes like Captain America and Iron Man while growing up, and got to become one mid-puberty. Shame about the Avengers being pitted against one another. The Anti-Accord side doesn't seem to hold it against him, or at least not Captain America himself. During their fight, Cap learns that Spidey is a fellow New York native and tells him he has heart.
      Spider-Man: Hey, Captain. Big fan. I'm Spider-Man.
    • The plot of Homecoming revolves around him wanting to get a full promotion into becoming an Avenger, which he ultimately decides against. And then he does become an Avenger in Infinity War.
  • The Atoner: It's heavily implied that Uncle Ben died because of Peter's negligence, spurring him to fight crime as Spider-Man.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He got kicked around a lot due to letting himself be distracted by how cool a development or his opponent's powers/gadgets were. Examples include Falcon slamming into him after he pulled a Punch Catch on Bucky's metal-arm, and swinging straight into Giant-Man's waving hand right after he helped Iron Man and War Machine to take him down Star Wars-style.
  • Audience Surrogate: In addition to being a superhero fanboy he hangs several lampshades about common comic book trappings during the fight in Civil War, such as that Cap's shield-throwing does not obey the laws of physics.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's only a teenager while the rest of the Avengers are anywhere from their 20's to their 40's (technically Vision is the youngest, having only been created in 2015, but he's much more mature). This is the reason Tony is so adamant about him staying out of trouble.
  • Back from the Dead: In Avengers: Endgame, he is one of many characters who are brought back from being dusted by Hulk reversing Thanos's deadly fingersnap from Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Badass Bookworm: Overlapping with Genius Bruiser. In his civilian identity, Peter is a dorky nerd, but as Spider-Man he's one of the strongest heroes on the planet.
  • Bad Liar: He's mostly managed to keep his secret identity intact, but once other characters see an obvious indicator that he's Spider-Man, he deteriorates into a panicked mumbling. Case in point, his attempts to shove his superhero costume into his closet after Tony figures out its hiding place, or trying to weasel his way out of Ned watching him crawl across the ceiling.
  • Badass Adorable: Spider-Man is an adorable little guy who can go toe-to-toe with just about any of the other Avengers. In fact, the main reason he tends to lose fights is that he's too unfocused and easy to catch off guard.
  • Bat Signal: The Spider-Signal makes its big screen debut in the post-credits scene of Captain America: Civil War.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason Tony Stark earns Peter's loyalty. The former marched to a kid living with his single parent/guardian and provided him validation and approval for his superhero life that he had previously been keeping to himself, and then gave him a bunch of upgrades free of charge. Compared to virtually everyone else, who Tony irritates for his brash and standoffish behavior, his friendship with Peter is a major exception.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Peter Parker's initial story arc is about finding his place in the universe and wanting to be recognized as a hero worthy of being an Avenger. So he becomes one... which gets him killed and subsequently resurrected. After that debacle, the Avengers disband, leaving him on his own and placing huge expectations upon his shoulders. This ultimately culminates in him dealing with an Avengers-level threat entirely on his own... and he's rewarded by being framed for murder and having his secret identity exposed.
  • Being Good Sucks: He's Spider-Man, this is a given. Whenever he does the right thing, it's always at a huge personal cost.
  • Beta Outfit: His first costume was simply brightly colored sweats with a spider drawn on the front with a ski-mask and some welding goggles. Tony calls him "underoos" for this.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Peter is a nice kid who has an earnest desire to be a hero. But, make no mistake — he's still a superhero with immense strength, agility, and reflexes and is not someone to be trifled with.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may be young and can't stop running his mouth, but his first appearance has him fighting Avengers twice his age and giving them a run for their money.
  • Big Applesauce: From Queens, with a more pronounced New York accent than most other versions of the character. Cap is pleased to know this, since he's a fellow New York native (born and raised in Brooklyn).
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Endgame, he saves Tony Stark from Cull Obsidian by pulling him back with his webs for Ant-Man to step on and kill.
  • Black-and-White Morality: Not surprisingly for someone his age, he has a very black and white view on crime and life. He takes Iron Man at his word that Captain America and his team are in the wrong during the airport battle and leaves Aaron Davis webbed up to his car just because he is a convicted criminal. Toomes recognizes this and tries explaining to Peter that the real world is a lot more gray and he can't think that way, though he is clearly self-motivated and stalling for time.
  • Blessed with Suck:
    • His accelerated perception is a huge asset when fighting villains. When he needs to wait until morning for a pair of concrete doors to open? Not so much. Played for Laughs when, during a waiting montage, he's irritated to learn that less than an hour has passed.
    • His Spider-Sense lets him know when there's a significant threat coming. Unfortunately, when that significant threat is instant eradication at the Infinity Gauntlet-clad hand of Thanos, that just means that he has time to realize he's dying.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: The theatrical poster for Far From Home shows him in this pose. Quite unusual to see a teenager in this pose though.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and despite his recklessness, Peter has proven to be quite intelligent.
  • Brass Balls: When he was a kid, one of Vanko's Mecha-Mooks approaches him while wearing an Iron Man mask. Instead of running away, he stares down at the machine and raises his hand before Tony comes in and blasts the robot to smithereens. He even commends Peter on his bravery.
    Tony: Nice work, kid.
  • Break the Cutie: Comparing him in his happy, enthusiastic first appearance in Captain America: Civil War to the shots of him red-eyed and shying away from even being Spider-Man throughout Far From Home really drives home how much a superhero life has finally taken a mental toll on Peter.
  • Broken Pedestal: When he meets Mysterio, who he looked up to, after learning the truth about the Elementals, he is pissed. So pissed, in fact, that he completely stops with the usual banter that he's known for and talks to him only with a tone of disgust and disappointment.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender Inverted with him as the Gentle Boy to Michelle's Brooding Girl.
  • Buffy Speak: When making his Star Wars analogy in Civil War, he doesn't know the actual name for the AT-AT vehicles, so he calls them "the walking thingies".
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: It's implied that the Academic Decathalon team is willing to put up with his flakey nature because he's so smart (and he's not a jerk like Flash).
  • Building Swing: He does this with his webs — it's the best way for a spider to travel. His solo movie, however, shows that it's basically useless anywhere but the middle of a big city. At various points he resorts to riding on trucks, hoofing it through the suburbs, and stealing Flash's car.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming has him announce his web combinations this way, such as "Ricochet Web" and "Web Grenade". Justified in that the suit is partly voice-activated.
    • In Infinity War, this is Played for Laughs when he's fighting Thanos with help with portals generated by Doctor Strange:
      Spider-Man: Magic! [teleports] More magic! [teleports again] Magic with a kick! [teleports once more] Magic with a punch!
  • The Cameo: Footage of Peter from No Way Home appears in Venom: Let There Be Carnage during The Stinger, where Eddie and Venom are inexplicably transported to the MCU and tune into The Daily Bugle reporting on Mysterio's Frame-Up of him.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: The fact that he's terrible at maintaining his secret identity is lampshaded more than once. Despite his attempts to hide his double life his identity is discovered separately by Tony, Aunt May and Ned. In Far From Home MJ guesses it on her own and even tells Peter it was pretty obvious. It comes back to bite him hard in the stinger for Far From Home, where Mysterio publicly outs him as Spider-Man.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Throughout Homecoming, he constantly stumbles on his words when he tries to talk to Liz, and is staring at his feet when he finally tells her about his crush on her. However, she'd already figured it out, and offers to be his date to the school dance. In Far From Home, he's having a similar problem with MJ, where he's plotted out a six-step plan to communicate his feelings for her rather than state them outright from the start.
  • Canon Character All Along: The kid wearing an Iron Man mask in Iron Man 2 (in real life, the son of director Jon Favreau) was retconned to be him by Word of God, or at least according to Holland and Homecoming director Jon Watts.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: He spends the entire airport battle chattering away as if it were a friendly get together. For instance, after blocking a punch from Winter Soldier, and turning his cybernetic arm to examine it more closely, he takes the time to compliment him on it saying, "You have a metal arm?! That's awesome, dude!" Falcon lampshades this by telling him fights usually aren't really talkative. Justified, his Motor Mouth is symptomatic of him being inexperienced and nervous.
  • Catchphrase: He often says "That's awesome!"
  • Character Development: When he starts off as a hero, he mostly sticks to the shadows and does little things to help out his neighborhood. His introduction to Tony Stark and the Avengers (plus a new suit) in Civil War gave him a huge confidence boost and he begins to work more openly and interact with his fellow New Yorkers. Most of his time in Homecoming is spent trying to prove himself to Stark and become an official member of the Avengers to save the world. By the end of the film, Peter is given the chance to join, but turns it down because he decides he'd rather stay close to the ground and help out the little guy.
  • Cheap Costume: In addition to his original costume, Far From Home features a gag where he's' forced to hide his face with an Italian jester's mask after leaving his suit in the hotel room.
  • Chick Magnet: As Spider-Man, a number of of his female classmates like him. Michelle is strongly implied to be interested in Homecoming, and by the end of Far From Home, they've had a Relationship Upgrade. And despite Peter's apparent flaking nature, Liz does reveal to him that she is attracted to him.
  • Child Soldier: Tony Stark recruits Peter to fight along with the Pro-Registration side, and while no one in Team Cap would harm him or anyone else on Team Stark, they are engaging with an unstable person like the Winter Soldier, making Tony's decision to bring him along rather questionable, especially since Tony knew that they would pull their punches. Iron Man recruited him in the hope that having one more super-powered figure would give him the advantage. As far as Tony knew, most of Team Cap was non-powered to moderately powered figures with the exception of Scarlet Witch while he had himself, Black Widow, War Machine and Vision. Getting Spider-Man and Black Panther on his side at the same time gave him the clear superior advantage. He didn't count on Captain America's side recruiting Ant-Man, whose abilities nobody was prepared for. After his initial plan for a Curb-Stomp Battle goes awry, Tony orders Spider-Man out and sends him back home. Of course, at that point there wasn't really a team for Peter to be on anyway.
    Rhodes: Jesus, Tony, how old is this guy?
    Tony: I don't know, I didn't carbon date him! He's on the young side!
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Peter just cannot stand by and let something bad happen on his watch. He regularly looks at the clock in his classes, eagerly waiting to get out and do heroics as soon as the school day ends. It's true that he does a lot of things just to impress Tony Stark, but when given a choice between his personal life and being Spider-Man, he will always choose the latter. This gets deconstructed a little bit, however, when Peter's misguided eagerness to do good makes him reckless and under-prepared, leading to him often getting his butt handed to him by the various bad guys he comes across or putting civilian lives in danger.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Much like the source material. Peter's everyday outfits aren't especially baggy or ill-fitting, but are just casual enough to hide his muscles.
  • Colossus Climb: Once Ant-Man grows to giant size, Spider-Man climbs on him, first acting as a nuisance before using his webbing to entangle his legs.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Par the norm for the character. He tells Tony that he carries out superheroics (even when the Avengers and other superheroes exist) because he feels as though bad things happen to other people if he doesn't, and after what presumably happened with Uncle Ben, he doesn't want anyone to suffer by his inaction. He also declines to try out for the football team even though he's always wanted to play, as it wouldn't be fair with his superhuman abilities.
  • Composite Character: He is a young Peter Parker with his scientific knowledge and a modernised take on his family life, but he also borrows from Miles Morales. Like Miles, he attends a specialist academy for gifted students, and his best friend is himself a composite of Miles Morales' friend Ganke Lee and Peter's friend Ned Leeds. Additionally, his being recruited by Tony Stark shortly after starting his career as Spider-Man is much like how Ultimate Peter and later Miles was recruited by Nick Fury — whose MCU counterpart would go on to mentor him in Far From Home. He is also a huge fanboy of the older superheroes just like Peter from Ultimate Spider-Man.
  • Cool Mask: Would he really be Spider-Man without the iconic mask? This one is unique in that it's also an Expressive Mask, something that is achieved in live-action for the first time.
  • Covert Pervert:
    • In Far From Home, Happy reveals that after the airport battle in Civil War, Peter discreetly (possibly accidentally) ordered a porn movie while recovering in the hotel. Peter's not too happy to be reminded of this.
    • He also takes plenty of glances at his female love interests when (he thinks) they're not looking.
  • Cunning Linguist: Takes Spanish lessons at school, and at least knows enough to pull off a Bilingual Backfire.
  • Curse Cut Short: His final line in Far From Home is "WHAT THE F—" before an abrupt cut to the credits. For context, he's been framed for murder and terrorism and has been publicly outed as Peter Parker while on a date with MJ.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: In the Civil War post-credits scene, he tries to brush off the injuries he received in the large-scale airport battle as just being from a fight with "a Brooklynite named Steve and his huge friend," which is entirely true.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's more snarky than deadpan, but he gets in a few good ones.
    Falcon: I don't know if you've been in a fight before, but there's usually not this much talking.
    Spider-Man: Alright, sorry, my bad. [goes right back to beating up Falcon and Winter Soldier]
  • Death Amnesia: He apparently doesn’t remember being dusted by Thanos and simply attributes it to "passing out."
  • Decon-Recon Switch:
    • His younger age puts a tighter narrative focus on how being a teenaged superhero can compromise your personal life at a uniquely messy point. Before becoming Spider-Man, he was involved in several extracurricular activities and much closer to his friends and family. Most of the time he doesn't flake on them to fight a crime-in-progress but to simply go on patrol, looking for trouble. Furthermore, he is also more child than adult and acts the part. Yes, he is extremely intelligent, but his naïvety, poor judgement, weak impulse control, unthinking destructiveness, and lack of introspection and self-awareness are all things that you could honestly expect to see from someone his age in his position. He may be a prodigy, but he is still a teenager and teenagers do stupid stuff. With that said, however, his young age and inexperience also give him a strong moral compass and a desire to help out as many people as he can, including the average joes the Avengers tend to ignore. This makes Peter decide to turn down the offer to join the team as he can fill that niche while Stark and his teammates can't.
    • The MCU incarnation as a whole is supposed to this to the tropes that have defined Spider-Man since his debut in The '60s, particularly the "Self-sufficient superhero" and "Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" aspects by making them take place in The New '10s. Peter is introduced as having built his own web-shooters and fighting crime in a costume, but his gear is much lower-grade than that of the Avengers and his costume barely passes as a B-grade cosplay. In addition, his secret identity is far harder to maintain due the rise of the rapid coverage of news and social media. In general, this Peter was a self-sufficient hero -with all the troubles it entailed- but in order to get his hands on the proper gear and maintenance to deal with larger threats he needed outside funding.
  • Destructive Savior: Specifically in his first solo movie, Homecoming, where his inexperience is showcased at every turn. In his swings he often breaks stuff and, when dealing with the bad guys, has a tendency to cause more damage than might have occurred without his intervention.
  • Determinator: Very much so. His response to having most of a warehouse dropped on him is, after a moment of panic, to recreate the classic Load-Bearing Hero moment from the "Master Planner" arc.
  • Did Not Get the Girl:
    • In Homecoming regarding his first major crush Liz. Seeing how he ends up handing her father over to the authorities, which leads to her moving to Oregon, and they were on somewhat bad terms since he was forced to ditch her at the dance, it makes sense that things were doomed for them after that.
    • Averted, however, in Far From Home, where he hooks up with MJ.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He disintegrates in Tony Stark's arms after Thanos snaps his fingers and kills half the universe's population.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Peter has pretty good control over his super strength, but said control humorously slips up a few times when he's nervous or upset. In Far From Home, his abilities appear to be getting stronger, leading to a few slip ups with his strength. While on the bus, he accidentally knocks Flash unconscious while trying to get Tony's glasses back from him and hitting his face. Peter is comically horrified at this. While getting into a car with Happy, he accidentally snaps the seat-belt off from the car when trying to put it on.
  • Don't Tell Mama: He doesn't tell Aunt May about his super-heroics because she'd freak out which would make him freak out. He webs Tony's hand to the door knob of his room and firmly says "Don't tell Aunt May" when Tony is about to leave.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Part of the climax of Spider-Man: Homecoming involves him rushing across New York in a car. His reckless driving is partly because he's desperate to catch up to the Vulture, but mostly because he's only ever driven slowly around a parking lot under Aunt May's supervision.
  • Dumpster Dive: Due to being lower class, he ends up taking useful stuff (like the Macintosh) from a junkyard and snatching usable items people have thrown out.
  • Eager Rookie: In Infinity War, he is a teen who sneaks inside the Q-Ship in order to help Tony Stark after the latter has sent him away out of fear for his safety. In his defense he notes that one can't be a low-key neighborhood hero if said neighborhood ends up being destroyed, and Tony can't object to that.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Depending on which MCU actor or creator you talk to, the boy wearing the Iron Man mask that Tony saves from the Hammer drone in Iron Man 2 is actually a younger Peter. note  Worth noting is that Peter does have a Stark Expo poster in his room.
    • Like Doctor Strange in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he is alluded to in a Phase 2 movie before his Phase 3 debut. note  Scott Lang's buddy, Luis, mentions that he heard something about Spidey in a chain of conversation:
      Luis: We've got a guy who can jump. A guy who can swing. A guy who can crawl up walls.
  • Embarrassing Nickname:
    • "Underoos", which Tony calls him during the Avengers Civil War.
    • "Penis Parker", which his classmates, usually Flash, often call him.
    • And thanks to Ned's terrible skills at improvising nicknames, his Black Stealth-Suit Persona in Europe is known as "Night Monkey."
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • In his first official appearance, Peter is introduced not as Spider-Man saving someone, but as a young teen bringing a disused VCR home and completely geeking out at the sight of Tony Stark physically in his home. However, while his reaction is a positive one, he's also obviously bothered by a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist visiting what should've been a normal Queens apartment, demonstrating his caution over his Secret Identity.
    • If you count the Early-Bird Cameo in Iron Man 2, Peter Parker distracting the rampaging Hammeroid drones speaks a lot about his capacity for heroism well before he gained superpowers.
  • The Everyman: A staple of the character. Compared to a millionaire playboy, an idolized war hero, and a god; Peter was just an Ordinary High-School Student prior to gaining his powers before he Jumped at the Call.
  • Everyone Can See It: His crush on Liz, including Liz herself. Fortunately she likes Peter too.
  • Expressive Mask:
    • In a live-action example, the irises on Spidey's mask visibly contract. If one were to look and listen closely, you can see when the irises get smaller, they look like camera lenses zooming in and you can also hear a mechanical noise. The reason for this is given during Peter Parker's first encounter with Tony Stark. Peter explains that while in "Spidey mode", he needs goggles that restrict his vision to not have his Super Senses become overwhelming. The mechanical irises provide the same advantage.
    • The eyes on Peter Parker's mask widen in stupefied disbelief as Mysterio publicly blows his secret identity wide open on Broadway's Megavision.
  • Extremity Extremist: An Enforced Inverted Trope during Homecoming. According to Kevin Feige, the choreography in Spider-Man's battles is planned in a way that allows him to never actually throw any punches. This is actually quite similar to how Marvel approached the character in Spider-Man: The Animated Series — and that version of the character only landed a single punch over the course of the entire series. Peter uses a lot more punches and kicks in Infinity War.
  • Fan Boy: Of the Avengers, but mainly Iron Man and Captain America. While being a fan of the former ends up being a significant focus of his character arc across his first five appearances in the MCU, the latter is handled with more subtlety. For instance, in Far From Home, when Mysterio is in the middle of trying to psychologically break Spider-Man by exploiting his insecurities, they fight on top of a projection of a toppled Captain America statue, implying that Captain America no longer leading the Avengers is something that weighs heavily upon his mind.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • This is evident in the airport battle in Civil War, where he deliberately goes against Tony's instructions and fights the Falcon and Winter Soldier head on in order to "impress Mr. Stark". He's later distracted by his victory over Giant-Man and promptly gets knocked out.
    • His urge to become an Avenger is a continuing theme in Homecoming, which has some serious consequences when the ferry incident nearly gets everyone killed. By the end, he's more or less come to terms with it and turns down a serious offer to join the team.
    • In Infinity War, his insistence on personally helping out puts him on a crash-course with Thanos, in spite of Iron Man's attempt to get him to land safely back on Earth. He defends the decision by saying he can't be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there is no neighborhood. This trope is ultimately zig-zagged in this instance, as he actually survives the fight with Thanos unscathed, and makes things better for the team than if he hadn't been there at all. He only dies when Thanos snuffs out half of all sapient life, which would have logically killed him regardless of where he was at the time.
  • Fighting Clown: Most of the seasoned heroes quickly peg him as an overeager kid in underoos, having loads of fun and not taking the fight seriously... until the moment they really clash against him, and they realize just how strong, fast, versatile and dangerous he actually is. He proves to be perfectly able to take on Winter Soldier and Falcon simultaneously, and then able to kick Captain America's ass; it's only Steve's greater combat experience that allows him to prevail. Though Peter's comparative youth also means no-one probably wanted to hit him too hard.
  • Final First Hug: Tony largely keeps himself emotionally distant from him, rebuffing a hug from him in Spider-Man: Homecoming. When Thanos's Badass Fingersnap culls half the universe's population in Infinity War, and Peter is one of the victims, all Tony does is hug the terrified, crying boy as he disintegrates in his arms. They get a proper hug in Endgame once Peter has been brought back to life by Bruce and Tony sees him again since his death. The Big Badass Battle Sequence that begins right after costs Tony his life.
    Peter: [surprised] Wow... this is nice.
  • First Kiss: In Far From Home, Peter shares his first kiss with MJ on the Tower Bridge at the end of the climactic battle.
  • Foil: Peter plays off quite a few of the Pro-Registration Avengers in Civil War. In particular, Spider-Man is a foil to...
    • Black Panther. Both are independent superheroes who initially have no connection to the Avengers, but end up getting involved in the conflict. T'Challa is very reserved, serious, and is utterly indifferent towards the Avengers, while Peter is mouthy, a jokester, and worships the ground the Avengers walk on.
    • To Iron Man. Both are superheroes dressed in red, and scientific geniuses who fashioned their own suits and tools (even if Pete's original suit was just a homemade onesie with swimming goggles and a red ski mask), and both are very witty wisecrackers, who sometimes use their wittiness to hide their emotional pain. Both, however, come from radically different economic backgrounds: Tony was born into money and is a successful billionaire with unlimited money and cutting-edge tech at his fingertips, while Pete's family is of comparatively modest means, and everything he built was made from what he could scrounge. Age also plays a big part in differentiating them: by the time Tony and Peter meet, Tony has been saving the world as Iron Man for some years, while Peter has been playing the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for only a few months. Tony has more experience under his belt and is all the wiser for it, while Peter is young and naïve, not quite realizing the limits of his strengths until they come back to bite him in the ass. Both are also chick magnets but while Tony was a womanizer before settling down with Pepper, Peter only has two love interests he primarily focuses on in his respective solo movie.
    • To Captain America. Both are New York natives (Steve is from Brooklyn, Peter from Queens) who come from less privileged backgrounds, Jumped at the Call, and are so eager to do the right thing that they will ignore orders or attempt to punch outside their weight class. Cap is a much more strategic combatant where Spidey is a bit more impulsive.
    • To Ant-Man. Both of them are new heroes whose abilities and names are based off of arthropods. Both are the Sixth Ranger to their side, are extremely intelligent and quirky, and turn the tide of the airport battle repeatedly. The difference is Scott is Weak, but Skilled while Peter is Unskilled, but Strong. They're also at the opposite ends of the age range, with Peter being in high school while Scott is a parent. Also, while Peter looks up to Tony Stark and was told that Cap went rogue, Scott worships Captain America and was warned by Hank Pym not to trust Iron Man.
  • Friendly Enemy:
    • He may be taking a side in the airport fight, but he has no ill will towards the Anti-Registration team. It doesn't take long for Cap to acknowledge his good heart.
    • He has no personal beef with the Vulture, and even saves him when his wings malfunction, but can't let him get away with filling the streets with dangerous weapons.
  • Fun Personified: He is the most upbeat and enthusiastic member of the Avengers.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: He designed a formula for biosynthetic webbing and constructed it with scraps from the garbage without previous exposure to a lab or engineering. He also sketched the design for and created his web shooters using leftovers from the dumpster. Tony Stark is visibly impressed with this in their first meeting. While Tony Stark or Shuri have had resources and opportunities to spare as to improve their tech, Peter has managed to make do with the small stuff. Peter also mentions building and programming computers in his spare time, and he uses his knowledge of physics in both Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. He identifies Falcon's wings as being constructed of carbon-fiber due to their "flexibility-rigidity ratio" and uses that to his advantage, and uses his suit's A.I. system to pinpoint the strongest points in the ferry in order to web it together.
  • Genius Bruiser: One strong hero, but is also a Teen Genius in terms of engineering, physics, chemistry, and tactics in combat. He mainly lacks experience and makes errors in judgement typical of his age and excitable personality, and there's no reason either can't improve with time.
  • Genre Savvy: He uses his knowledge of The Empire Strikes Back to come up with the means of taking down Giant-Man by tripping him over. In Homecoming he's swift to note that the super-villains will obviously have a lair. Infinity War continues it, by having him use the "create an airlock to suck the bad guy out of the ship" tactic from Aliens.
  • The Gloves Come Off: Upon returning to Earth in Endgame as part of The Cavalry in the Final Battle, he immediately does away with subtlety against the Outriders by activating his suit's "Instant Kill" mode.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: After Tony snarks at the goggles of his prototype costume, Peter defends them saying it helps him focus through the Sensory Overload of his Spider-Sense.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: After defeating Mysterio, and looking at the carnage and rampage he cause in his quest to be a Hero Wannabe, he asks "How could you do this?"
  • Has a Type: Though perhaps not intentionally on the part of the filmmakers, both of his love interests just so happen to be extremely smart, beautiful African-American girls who are much taller than he is.
  • Healing Factor: He's no Wolverine, but not only can Peter tank serious damage, he quickly bounces back after a few hours of rest. Giant-Man left him battered and disoriented, but by the end of Civil War, he's recovered enough that he only has a few superficial bruises and a cut lip. Toomes drops a literal building on his head and while it takes some Heroic Resolve so find the strength to dig himself out, he's ready to fight shortly after. In Far From Home, Quentin Beck maneuvers Peter into the path of a bullet train that creams him head on, leaving him the most injured he's been in a film yet... But after a night's sleep all that's left are a few bruises and a limp. By the time he's finally back home a couple of days later, you can barely tell he was in a fight at all.
  • Hero Antagonist: In Captain America: Civil War, he's recruited by Tony to hunt Captain America and his team, even though he shows respect and Squee! towards the Anti-Accords Avengers he is fighting against.
  • Heroic Spirit: Never gives up. After Stark confiscates the suit, Peter barely hesitates to go after the Vulture in his old Beta Outfit. And even after Toomes buries him under half a building's worth of rubble, even while hurt and panicking, a trapped Peter decides that he doesn't need the suit to be a hero, leading to a loose adaptation of the page image.
    Peter: Come on, Peter. Come on, Spider-Man. Come on, Spider-Man. Come on, Spider-Man! AAAGH! COME ON, SPIDER-MAN!!
  • Hero of Another Story: In Civil War. Tony learns about Spider-Man through popular YouTube clips and figures out his secret identity, allowing him to recruit Spidey for Team Iron Man. After the airport battle, Tony tells Peter he's not ready to join the Avengers full-time and sends him back to New York for his own adventures.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: The residents of Queens know and almost universally love him, and even the news can't help but mention Spidey is "Queens' own."
  • Hero with Bad Publicity:
    • Downplayed. As Peter's just starting out he doesn't really have a reputation, good or bad. People mostly treat him as some weird curiosity off of YouTube.
      Street Vendor: Hey! You're that spider guy on YouTube, right?
      Spider-Man: Call me Spider-Man.
      Street Vendor: OK, "Spider-Man". Do a flip!
      [Spider-Man does a flip]
      Street Vendor: YEAH!
    • By the end of Far From Home, Peter is framed for killing Quentin Beck and for the drone attacks thanks to doctored footage being shown on the Daily Bugle.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • A Freeze-Frame Bonus of his bedroom in Homecoming shows posters and pennants that confirm he's a New York Mets fan, just like his comic book counterpart.
    • Before the spider-bite, he was apparently in the school marching band and robotics club.
  • Hollywood Nerd: A handsome, muscular young man who's into Star Wars and idolizes the Avengers.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Literally. He gets into a spot of trouble with this after he and Ned hack his suit and remove the "Training Wheels Protocol", designed to ease him into the suit's various features. As a result, he has no idea how to use most of them at first — many of which include over two hundred variations of the web shooters. Luckily for him, the guys he was tracking were having the exact same problem, with Schultz trying to figure out the dampers on the gauntlet.
  • I Can Still Fight!: Tries to get up and continue fighting after being briefly knocked unconscious, insisting he can go on even after Stark tells him he's done. It isn't until he tries to get up again that he realizes how injured he is.
  • Iconic Attribute Adoption Moment: Prior to being recruited by Tony Stark, Spider-Man wore a crude costume consisting of a hoodie and sweatpants, modified welding goggles, and prototype web-shooters. He later gets a new comicbook-style suit in the lines of what we saw in the Raimi Trilogy and the Webb duology.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat:
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: It's implied that he decided to become a superhero after he failed to prevent his uncle's death, which he feels responsible for. While he doesn't explain specifically what happened, he says that when you have his abilities and don't use them for good, and then "the bad things happen... they happen because of you".
  • In a Single Bound: His jumps are as crucial to the way he gets around as the webs. At one point, he casually does a standing jump over a gate significantly taller than him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Tony Stark starting in Civil War, almost to the point of Tony being a sort of Parental Substitute; he also briefly gets along with Captain America in spite of the two heroes fighting on opposing sides. He also forms this bond with Happy Hogan at the end of Homecoming, and Quentin Beck insincerely takes up the role in Far From Home.
  • Irony: From Civil War to Endgame, Peter is mostly ignored by the more experienced superheroes despite his interest in graduating from "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" status to a core Avenger. By the time Far From Home comes around, Peter is now extremely reluctant to step up to the role they once played, even if said experienced heroes are either dead, off-world, or retired, which more-or-less requires Spider-Man to fill that niche.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Spider-man has a wide variety of powers, but he is usually in a middle position when it comes to each one.
  • Jumped at the Call: Since his Superhero Origin story happens off-screen in this version, six months have passed since Peter got his powers and he's introduced as an eager and enthusiastic young hero. His Hero Worship towards the Avengers from then on pretty much motivates him to be the best superhero he can be, although by Far From Home he has grown fairly weary of Superheroics and is up for a break. As Homecoming director Jon Watts says in an interview, "Peter loves being Spider-Man. He doesn't like being Peter Parker."
  • Just a Kid: Deconstructed. Being treated like a kid by Tony despite being a superhero only irritates Peter to the point he wants to prove he's mature enough to be an Avenger... but the way he proves it is by doing reckless stunts that only further prove that he's not ready. By the end of Homecoming, he has been humbled enough to realize this and recognize that he still needs training before becoming an Avenger.
  • Just Following Orders: He treats the airport brawl as a means of currying favor with "Mr. Stark" and holds absolutely no ill will to any of the other heroes. It remains to be seen whether any of the anti-Accords fighters will hold a grudge, but given he's an impressionable (and powerful) teenager who thinks they're all awesome and was drawn into a conflict he only heard one side of the story about, it's not likely. Cap at the very least is impressed with him and recognizes his potential.
  • Kid Has a Point: In Infinity War, as he and Tony argue inside the Q-ship, he comes up with the line that Tony can't rebuff:
    Peter: You can't be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there's no neighborhood.
  • Kid Hero: He's still in high school when he's introduced, making him the youngest superhero in the setting.
  • Kid Sidekick: Becomes Iron Man's on-off sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him on many occasions.
  • Kill the Cutie: He's one of the many victims of Thanos's Badass Fingersnap at the end of Infinity War, something that weighs heavily on Iron Man's conscience. It's the reminder of his death that sparks Tony's motivation to join the Avengers in one last fight to bring the Snapped victims back.
  • Knighting: After two films of him trying to convince Tony Stark to let him become an Avenger, Peter tags along in Infinity War when Tony jumps onto a spaceship leaving Earth. Since Tony has no way of sending him home and they've reached the Point of No Return, he taps Peter on his shoulders like he's knighting him, and announces, "Alright kid... you're an Avenger now." It takes Peter a second to realize what just happened.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": During the big fight of Civil War, he keeps geeking out about the other heroes. Yes, that's including the ones he fights against.
    • When he shows up after stealing Cap's shield.
      Spider-Man: Cap-Captain. Big fan. Spider-Man
    • After blocking a punch from cyborg Bucky Barnes.
      Spider-Man: You have a metal arm!? That is awesome, dude!
      Bucky: ???
    • After exchanging blows with Falcon:
      Spider-Man: Are those carbon fiber wings? That would explain the rigidity flexibility ratio, which, gotta say, that's awesome, man.
      Falcon: I don't know if you've ever been in a fight before, but there's usually not this much talking.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His introduction in the second Civil War trailer has Tony Stark announce to the world at large that he's run out of patience, which cues Spidey to grab Captain America's shield and proceed to greet the cast but also the audience that has been waiting for him to show up.
    Spider-Man: Hey, everyone.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His blind impulsiveness and tendency to jump right into situations without any real planning or idea of how he's going to finish what he started or adapt to setbacks is a major weakness of his and leads to his making one mistake after another. It's justified in that he's in his mid-teens and is simply acting his age.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Peter drops his usual giddy and excitable approach to fighting in the Final Battle against Mysterio when the villain targets his friends. Peter's expression becomes grim and serious when taking down his foe.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Tough, durable, strong, agile, and fast enough to run rings around everyone during the airport fight, talking all the while and not even close to getting out of breath. The only thing that manages to hurt him is a punch from the giant Ant-Man, who could crush and overpower the Iron Man armor.
  • Like a Son to Me: He has this dynamic with Tony Stark who Peter looks up to as a father figure, mentoring him in the way of a superhero.
  • Little Stowaway: In Infinity War, Tony Stark refers to him as this (being the youngest and least experienced member of our heroes) on finding he's also hidden on the spacecraft taking them to Thanos, after Tony supposedly sent him back to Earth because he thought it was a Suicide Mission.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: According to Spidey himself, the only background to the fight Stark told him about is that Cap is wrong, but he thinks he's right. Cap even lampshades this and tells him that there's more going on than he thinks. Unfortunately, Stark also told Spidey that Cap would say that. A flashback in Spider-Man: Homecoming goes deeper and shows that the only thing Peter was actually told was that Captain America has gone crazy and needed to be stopped.

  • The Man Makes the Weapon: Discussed. Peter protests when Tony tries to take away his suit, stating he was nothing without it. Tony then chides that if he was nothing without the suit then he shouldn't have it to begin with. Peter then is made aware of an emergency only he can stop, and deals with it without the high-tech suit Tony made him, proving he was indeed the one who was of more value than the suit.
  • Man of Kryptonite: After mastering his Spider-Sense, he becomes this to Mysterio himself. Rather befitting, given that Mysterio's abilities depend on playing with one's normal senses. This is shown in the final battle: Mysterio creates a shroud of darkness to blind Spidey's vision and then has his drones open fire on him. This does nothing to Spidey, who dodges all the gunfire without an issue as he closes in on him and wins.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: He ditches Liz at the homecoming dance in order to stop Vulture, who also happens to be her father.
  • Mentor's New Hope: Considering what Tony has been through around the time he meets Peter, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to believe that mentoring Peter may be the one thing that has kept him from going back to resolving his sorrows in less appealing and constructive ways. He even tells Peter that he wants him to be a far better hero than he ever was without his track record of mistakes.
  • Minor Major Character: While he has made a name for himself as the unofficial protector of Queens In-Universe and has a fair amount of screentime in the film itself, he has no real impact in Captain America: Civil War's story and is only there for him to be properly introduced into the MCU and set up his appearances in future films, including his own trilogy, where he does play a major role.
  • Morality Pet: While Tony becomes a Parental Substitute for him in Homecoming, Peter becomes this for him in a Little Brother Is Watching kind of way. He doesn't want Peter emulating his bad behavior and part of that is not behaving badly to begin with. In Endgame, Tony stares at a picture of him and Peter together as if to show remorse for letting him die. Furthermore, it's implied that the desire to bring him back to life is what motivates Tony to work out the time travel plan.
  • Mortality Phobia: Peter suitably freaks out as he's being erased by Thanos's use of the Infinity Gauntlet.
  • Motive Decay: His character arc during Homecoming has him chasing after a spot on the Avengers roster and gradually losing touch with his original mission of protecting the normal everyday citizens of New York. By the end of the movie, he decides that that's what he's best-suited for. He changes his mind again in Avengers: Infinity War, but only because the planet is dealing with an alien invasion at the time, and that there's no sense protecting New York City if the planet gets destroyed.
  • Motor Mouth: Much like his mentor Tony Stark, he does not shut up.
  • Mr. Fanservice:
    • In his first solo film Homecoming. He may be a kid, but his actor is not and his lean physique is showcased twice, getting in and out of the suit.
    • Peter's abs are also shown off briefly in Far From Home as he's changing into his suit and MJ tries to avoid the temptation to take a peek.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Downplayed, he's shown to be irritated by his aunt's many admirers. Even responding with outright confusion when Happy Hogan compliments her dress.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Peter being recruited into the pro-registration side after six months of superheroing has shades of his Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon self, who was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D. after having been active on his own for a year. Both versions are also fans of the older superheroes, particularly Iron Man and Cap.
    • He is the first film-version Spider-Man to sport wings under his arms, much like how he was drawn in his first appearance by Steve Ditko. The wings also allow him to glide, which was not part of his original set of powers, but of Jessica Drew and Miguel O'Hara. In comics, Spidey also received a special suit from Iron Man that had the potential to glide with wings (although that suit was made with Iron Man's colors and nicknamed the Iron Spider suit).
    • Peter's Prototype uniform has a mixture of the Scarlet Spider's hoodie costume with a mask designed similar to Spider-Man: Noir's goggles.
    • The Iron Spider's color scheme greatly resembles the Superior Spider-Man suit.
    • Spider-Man was one of the founding members of the New Avengers, which he gets inducted into during Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In Civil War, he knows next to nothing about the conflict he's been brought in to help end and just wants to make sure that nobody gets hurt. It's entirely possible that he would have sided with Captain America if he'd been more well-informed.
  • Nephewism: His aunt raises him instead of his parents, who are not mentioned.
  • Nerd Action Hero: A sci-fi loving nerd who is able to bench press a car and go toe-to-toe with most of the Avengers and even battle Thanos.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: He's a handsome, muscular geek.
  • Never My Fault: Played for laughs in Infinity War where he tells Tony it's technically his fault he went to outer space with him, despite making the choice himself infuriating Tony.
  • Nice Guy: He's a warm and good-natured person who ultimately wants to make the world safer with his powers. Captain America even thinks he's a good kid in spite of being pitted against him.
  • No Body Left Behind: He is disintegrated along with half the universe after Thanos completes the Infinity Gauntlet.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Casually moves his head to avoid a robber trying to repeatedly punch him. While hanging upside down from the ceiling.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Although Peter is definitely stronger than a street-level hero, his power is overshadowed by guys like Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Doctor Strange. In fact, Peter's goal during Spider-Man: Homecoming is to stop being in the small pond (street level), and join the big pond (The Avengers), even when Iron Man tells him he is not ready. This gets turned on its head in Far From Home; Peter at this point has much more experience and his powers have matured greatly, but he himself would prefer to stay a small neighborhood hero, despite Nick Fury insisting he is ready to join the big leagues.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: He doesn't seem to care about the issues for the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War even though his existence and activity (i.e. an independent superhero acting without government oversight) clearly violates it. He only joins Iron Man's team because Tony Stark, a personal hero of his, just showed up at his house and asked for his help.
  • "Not So Different" Remark:
    • Although they're on different sides, Cap is pleasantly surprised that both he and Peter are good-hearted people from New York who fight for the little guy.
      Captain America: You got heart, kid. Where you from?
      Spider-Man: Queens!
      Captain America: [smiles] Brooklyn.
    • He and Toomes both come from working-class backgrounds, are scientifically minded, and started their careers with reasonable goals only to suffer Motive Decay. The difference is that Peter gets over his.
      Toomes: Those people, Pete, those people up there, the rich and the powerful, they do whatever they want. Guys like us, like you and me... they don't care about us. We build their roads and we fight all their wars and everything. They don't care about us. We have to pick up after them. We have to eat their table scraps. That's how it is. I know you know what I'm talking about, Peter.
  • Official Couple: By the end of Far From Home, he's with MJ.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a massive one in The Stinger of Far From Home when Mysterio frames him for his own death and publicly reveals his secret identity.
    Spider-Man: WHAT THE FU-
  • Older Than They Look: On a technicality, due to being a resurrected victim of Thanos's snap. He was 16 at time of death, and he remained dead for five years. After being brought back from the dead could technically make him 21, but he's still biologically 16 due to being resurrected as he was, his body hasn't aged.
  • One-Man Army: He's become this by the final act of Far From Home. It's him, by himself, against an army of advanced aerial drones armed with machine guns. Spidey wins.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • He was adamant over Karen not using her kill mode, firmly stating he doesn't want to kill anyone. But in Endgame, he directly orders her to switch to said-mode without any hesitation whatsoever.
    • In most of his fights, Spider-Man will make small talk with his opponents and allies or comment on some interesting new development that's popped up. In the final showdown in Far From Home, he's angrier than he's ever been and takes on Mysterio and his drone army in almost complete silence.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: While Peter is American, his actor, Tom Holland, is British.
    • After swiping Captain America's shield in Civil War, you can hear Tom Holland's natural British accent, especially noticeable in the way he pronounces the "a" in "fan".
    • Tom's British accent slips through in Infinity War as well, specifically the line "It never was" during his introduction to Peter Quill.
  • Open Secret: Peter is remarkably careless with his secret identity despite being one of the few heroes trying to maintain one. He gets caught multiple times by his friends and family and he introduces himself by his real name to everyone in the superhero community. This proves to be a problem when he trusts an extremely unscrupulous person with his name, and that person later reveals his identity to the world, ruining his reputation and likely his life.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Peter is still in school while acting as a superhero. He initially tells Stark he can't go to Germany because he has homework.
    Tony: ... I'm gonna pretend you didn't say that.
  • Outside-the-Box Tactic: Peter excels at this, mainly because he's an inexperienced teenager who constantly looks at things from a fresh perspective, and like any teenager, if there's an easy way to do something, he'll take it:
    • Civil War: When Ant-Man grows sixty feet tall and is giving Tony's people a lot of trouble, he takes a hint from The Empire Strikes Back and cuts his legs out from under him, which gives the rest of Tony's team the opening they need to take him out of the fight.
    • Infinity War: Against Ebony Maw, when Tony and Stephen are trying to plan a direct assault, Peter comes up with the idea to simply punch a hole through the spaceship and let Ebony Maw get sucked outside. The idea works, and Ebony Maw is killed pretty quickly. Unlike his comic book counterpart, this Spider-Man has no problem with that, mainly because he understands how desperate their situation will become if Thanos gets his hands on all the Infinity Stones.
  • Passing the Torch: Far From Home directly sets Spider-Man up as being the successor to Iron Man as the most central and important heroic figure on Earth, and (less directly) the next Captain America as the virtuous Heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie ends with Spidey officially stepping up as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and he even has his own "I am Iron Man" moment... albeit, without his consent.
  • Phrase Catcher: Before he saves an elevator full of people at the Washington Monument, he's primarily known as Spider-Man "from YouTube."
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is physically the smallest hero during the Avengers Civil War (if you don’t count Rhodey who's a centimetre shorter without his Powered Armor), but has the most raw strength of anyone on the battlefield. This is further proven when he went toe-to-toe with every anti-registration hero in a physical fight (though his inexperience does show in one-on-one fights, as Cap demonstrated). It takes a solid hit from Giant-Man to knock him out. Peter is also notably one of the few MCU Male superheroes to be visibly shorter than the Leading Ladies, and that includes both his love interests (namely Liz and MJ).
  • Please Wake Up:
    • In Endgame, he doesn't immediately catch on that using the Infinity Gauntlet has drained the life out of Tony Stark. It also marks the first and only time he calls Tony by his first name instead of "Mr. Stark".
    • And again towards Mysterio in Far from Home, although he doesn't die.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Since he has little investment in the Civil War between the Avengers, he plays a more lighthearted, comedic role than the other characters involved in the fight.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: For all his love of movies that are decades older than he is, he confuses AC/DC with Led Zeppelin when he hears "Back in Black".
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: He's seen a lot of popular movies, even ones from before he was born, and uses his knowledge of them to come up with plans to defeat his foes that always work.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • When Ant-Man enlarges into Giant-Man, Spider-Man vocalizes what the audience is thinking:
      Spider-Man: HOLY SHIT!
    • A more literal and hilarious example as Mysterio's dying message publicly blows Peter Parker's secret identity wide open on Broadway's 42nd Street Megavision, and frame him as said conman's murderer. The eyes on Peter Parker's actual mask widens in stupefied disbelief.
      Spider-Man: WHAT THE FU-
  • Punch Catch: Easily catches Bucky's metal arm and gently pulls it back while geeking out over how cool it is.
  • Race Fetish: Coincidentally or not, both of Peter's crushes are black/black-ish. Liz is mixed while MJ's lineage is uncertain, but her actress is mixed as well.
  • Red Is Heroic: Red is his signature color. Given how, in the MCU, Peter sees Iron Man as a role model, it is possible that he designed his own suit to emulate Tony's.
  • Refusal of the Call:
    • Evidently averted, as in this continuity, he never seemed to have any problem with helping out other people with his powers. That being said, something clearly happened to Uncle Ben that caused him to take his job a lot more seriously, as evidenced by his conversation with Tony Stark in Civil War.
    • At the end of Homecoming, he turns down Tony's offer to join the Avengers because he thinks he should stay grounded a little longer to look out for the little guy.
    • Literally in Far From Home as he sends a call from Nick Fury himself to voicemail.

  • Sacrificial Lion: Not counting Maria Hill and Nick Fury's demises in the post-credits scene, Peter is the last major character to die by Thanos's fingersnap, and by far the most iconic character to be killed off in Avengers: Infinity War. He gets better.
  • Save the Villain: He rescues Adrian Toomes from his malfunctioning wings in Homecoming.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Gender Inverted. He serves as the Badass Adorable All-Loving Hero Energetic Guy to Michelle's Deadpan Snarker Bookworm Savvy Girl.
  • Secret Identity: One of the few characters in the setting to have one and actively maintain it. He turns his web shooters on Tony in his own bedroom when the possibility of Tony outing him comes up. He has a bad habit of accidentally letting people close to him know his secret, as both Ned and Aunt May learn the truth because he wasn't mindful of his Spider-Sense. Mysterio ends up revealing it to the world.
  • Secret-Keeper: In Spider-Man: Far From Home, he lies about Captain America’s survival to allow the elderly Steve Rogers to retire, knowing that he was alive and present at Tony Stark's funeral.
  • Sensory Overload: His Spider-Sense is a bit of a problem in this version. While he does have a greater sense of awareness that allows him to have better reflexes, it comes at the cost of being overwhelmed with the awareness of everything around him during battle. His first costume incorporates welding goggles (which Tony is shocked he can even see out of since he himself couldn't) because they minimize visual stimuli to a level where he can focus. His new suit incorporates mechanical irises so that he can adjust how much he sees as needed.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: After the big fight at the airport in Civil War, Tony tells him to go back home for his own safety and even threatens to tell Aunt May if he doesn't. This itself happens before the dramatic final act. It's justified given how nearly fatal the battle went in the case of Rhodey.
  • Single Guy Seeks Most Popular Girl: Liz Allan is a senior involved with many clubs and is much sought after, and also the object of Peter's affection in Homecoming.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: In Captain America: Civil War, due to contractual issues between Marvel Studios and Sony:
    • He is completely absent from the trailer and was even edited out of several shots such as the scene of two sides running at each other. He is in that scene in the film proper.
    • The poster designed for use in theaters and concession products has all of the heroes but Spider-Man and Ant-Man.
    • He was absent from pretty much all of the other promotional material for the film, which includes toy lines and promotional images and even the official home releases' covers.
  • Skilled, but Naïve:
    • He's really good when it comes to making improvised plans to beat seemingly unbeatable foes, but his lack of experience still hampers him. Best shown when he, Tony, and Rhodey defeat Giant-Man; Peter comes up with the plan to web up Scott's legs and flawlessly sets him up to be knocked down by Tony and Rhodey, but he fails to notice the falling Scott's flailing limbs and thus gets knocked out by one of them.
    • He's also as befitting an innocent kid, extremely trusting of everyone he meets. He went to Germany on Tony's request without question, taking his non-explanation at face value. He's also incredibly careless with his secret identity, revealing it to his closest friends and the entire superhero community. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, both tendencies get exploited by Mysterio who uses his tendency to trust heroes to fool him into handing over E.D.I.T.H. and his carelessness with his identity gets it revealed to the entire world.
  • Smart People Play Chess: There's a chess set set up (and seemingly in progress) on a table in his bedroom in Civil War.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: True to form, he's a shy kid who doesn't have a very large social circle and struggles with trying to fit in and impress the girl he has a crush on.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: In Infinity War, his dying words to Tony Stark are "I'm sorry".
  • Spider Limbs: The Iron Spider suit has these. They're mostly used for support rather than for actual combat in Infinity War, but in Endgame they're shown to be utterly deadly when the armor is in "Instant Kill Mode", skewering Thanos's monstrous soldiers.
  • Spider-Sense:
    • Appears briefly, catching a web cylinder Tony threw at him without even glancing at him, sensing a piece of debris Bucky throws at him from behind without looking, then tossing it right back at Bucky, and just before Ant-Man attacks him to take back the Cap's shield, he can tell something's wrong. It doesn't work nearly as much as it should, and Spidey is surprised several times during his fights. Potentially justified as he notes that his abilities make it difficult to focus at times, which is why he needed the goggles, and he's still not used to the new suit.
    • As in the source material, it primarily warns him of threats or people intending to harm him — not, say, his best friend Ned Leeds being in his room, or Aunt May seeing him suit up nearby. Peter cannot even sense Nick Fury's presence in his room until Ned was hit with a tranquilizer dart. This makes sense as Nick has no intention of harming him, only wanting to talk.
    • The trailer for Infinity War shows Peter riding a bus when his hairs suddenly stand on end. Cue the sinister-looking spaceship hovering over New York.
    • A very dark example appears in Infinity War. Unlike the other dusted heroes, Peter can sense that something very bad is about to happen to him, even telling Tony that he doesn't feel so good and becomes utterly terrified when he realizes what that sick feeling actually means.
    • A recurring element in Far From Home is the somewhat finicky nature of this ability, which Aunt May has dubbed "the Peter tingle". As she observes, he can dodge bullets, but not a banana she playfully tosses at him. By the movie's climax, Peter has a solid enough grip on it to recognize Mysterio's illusions for what they are.
  • Strong and Skilled: By Far From Home, Spidey has become a legitimate One-Man Army who can take on countless drones, see through illusions through his Spider-Sense, and take on threats that would've decimated him before, all by himself. Really, Far From Home tells his journey from being an inexperienced hero to a true successor to Iron Man.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Most Spideys fall under this trope, but this one pretty much fits it to a T. He has a very clear sense of justice, moral integrity, unwavering true-grit, and is fun-loving. While he's not exactly dumb, he has a problem with jumping to conclusions, putting too much faith in people, and not looking before he leaps. However, he makes up for whatever short-comings he faces with an incredible aptitude for improvisation and adaptability, and he's well on his way towards being the best superhero of his generation.
  • Superhero: The Trope Codifier for all teenage superheroes. He is a teenage rookie who is just learning the basics of the superhero work.
  • Superhero Origin: The whole thing about power, responsibility, and indirectly causing his uncle's death through inaction still happened, but it happened offscreen, though it is indirectly referenced multiple times. Between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, Ben Parker is not even mentioned by name. The filmmakers behind the franchise explained that, with two prior film continuities showing the origin, showing it for the third time in Spider-Man: Homecoming would be redundant.
  • Super Loser: Being Spider-Man does not prevent him from being a dweeby, rather unpopular teen at school.
  • Super Speed: While not a speedster like, say, Quicksilver, Peter can move around the battlefield beyond most Avengers' ability to keep up. In spite of only being a fifteen at the time of Civil War, he's already able to outrun the Olympic-level Black Widow without much trouble.
  • Super Strength: Spider-Man is incredibly powerful in spite of his young age (rivaling Captain America and Bucky's abilities in most situations, but greatly exceeding them in moments of great distress, such as when he lifted the rubble of a collapsed building off of himself). As demonstrated in Captain America: Civil War, he has stopped a 3000-pound car at a speed of 40 mph dead in its tracks by mere strength (which is what brought him to Iron Man's attention). He can easily catch one of the Winter Soldier's punches, and is more giddy about being punched with a metal arm than actually bothering to put effort into blocking it.
  • Super Toughness: Peter's resistance is fully superhuman.
    • Already hinted in Captain America: Civil War, where he takes a Shield Bash to the face from Captain America, a blow that would have certainly concussed an ordinary human. He's also swatted aside by Giant-Man into a bunch of crates and survive with little more than a few superficial bruises.
    • Becomes very obvious in Spider-Man: Homecoming: The amount of punishment Spider-Man endures through the movie would easily kill an ordinary human, and even badly maim a Super Soldier. Notably, he gets bounced up and down by an Anti-Gravity gun, dragged behind a van and repeatedly slammed against trashcans and brick walls, supports the full weight of two halves of a ferry for a few seconds without his arms tearing off, is slammed into — and then through — a bus by the Shocker, is buried under a whole warehouse crumbling into him, and then survives a plane crash followed by a thorough beating from the Vulture, without even having to go to the hospital afterward. The suit Tony provided Peter with also counts, as it takes all the same abuse and doesn't have so much as a scratch, or even any of its features disabled.
    • In Avengers: Infinity War, he's shown functioning at high altitudes with little in the way of protection, with only some difficulty. He also takes hits from Thanos himself and still stands, despite the Mad Titan beating up the Hulk himself (justified somewhat, given that he's wearing the Iron Spider armor).
    • Once again demonstrated in Spider-Man: Far From Home: Spider-Man survives injuries and accidents, which while painful, is far above ordinary human capability and would be fatal to any human being, such as bonking his head multiple times against an iron bell or surviving the impact of a high speed rail at full speed. On both occasions he's still conscious and not too worse for wear, while recovering and healing quickly.
  • Survivor Guilt: After the events of Endgame, Peter is still grieving Tony's death as of Far From Home, and while he wants to be the new hero the people needs, he's not sure if he can even live up to the legacy that Tony left behind.
  • Survival Mantra:
    • Peter starts chanting to himself in order to lift the heavy debris he was buried under by Vulture.
      Peter: Come on, Peter. Come on, Spider-Man! Come on, Spider-Man!
    • A much darker example happens in Infinity War, when Peter realizes that he’s crumbling to ash and, understandably, is absolutely terrified.
      Peter: I-I don't know what's happening. I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go. Mister Stark, please! Please, I don't wanna go! I don't wanna go... I'm sorry...
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes:
    • His character arc in Homecoming. After believing himself to be unworthy of superheroics without the StarkTech suit, Peter manages to successfully stop the Vulture with his original outfit, armed with nothing but his web-shooters, and learns that heroism comes from within. Then Tony Stark gives him back the suit he made for Spider-Man anyway.
    • In Homecoming, he learns the value of being a hero on a local level and that it might be in his best interest to not join the Avengers for a while. Then in Infinity War, he gets caught up in the midst of an attack on New York — which he plans to defend on a local level, but finds himself in an alien spacecraft. He's stoked when Tony dubs him an Avenger anyway.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower:
    • Webbing is an extremely useful power that has countless applications. So far Spidey has used it to swing, incapacitate, snag objects or enemies, and trip others.
    • Once Tony Stark got his hands on Peter's webbing the possibilities became almost literally endless, and packed his suit with 576 possible webbing combinationsnote  including web-grenades, ricochet webs, spinner webs, super-long shot webs and much, much more.
  • Tactical Withdrawal:
    • In Civil War, Tony forces this on Peter after he's injured fighting Giant-Man. Tony makes sure to say that this is not a "you screwed up", but that he's done his job, now it's time to head back home.
    • Tony later attempts to invoke this on Peter in Infinity War by activating a parachute after ensuring that he's safe inside the Iron Spider suit. It doesn't work, as Peter is able to stick to the Q-Ship anyway.
  • Tag Along Kid:
    • He's a teenager, while the other heroes are all full-grown adults (the youngest of them being Scarlet Witch, who is in her mid-20s; while Vision, although barely a year old chronologically, was never a "kid").
      Rhodey: Jesus, Tony, how old is this guy?
      Tony: I don't know, I didn't carbon date him! He's on the young side!
    • Also noticeable in Infinity War. In the company of the much older and mature Iron Man and Doctor Strange on their journey to Titan, he basically defaults to being the youngster. Becomes even more pronounced when he fights alongside them as well as Star-Lord, Drax, Mantis and Nebula against Thanos, but is no less badass for it.
  • Technical Pacifist: He does his very best not to punch or kick normal criminals since with his level of Super Strength (which can stop a mechanized punch from an experienced killer cyborg, something that Black Panther actually struggled with), he'd probably maim them if he did. He starts throwing some punches and kicks during Infinity War against Thanos and his Children.
  • Teen Genius: Peter at first doesn't quite match up to Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, or Shuri's genius, but at 15-years-old, without any previous exposure to a lab or engineering, he managed to create a formula for his webs (the sophistication of which impressed even Tony Stark) and make them in the middle of chemistry class with supplies scrounged from the dumpster and his highschool chemistry lab. He also created his own mechanical web shooters, is a surprisingly capable tactician, and programs and builds computers with parts from the trash in his spare time. In addition to this, Peter seems to excel in physics and math, and he actively participates on the Decathlon team; and after only moments of battling Falcon in Germany, he correctly deduced that Sam's wings were made of carbon fiber due to their "flexibility-rigidity ratio". The finale of Far From Home, where Peter builds his own most advanced suit yet suggests that Peter does have what it takes to be compared to the above three, but his ability to cultivate said genius is ordinarily hampered by a lack of resources.
  • Teens Are Short: He is a Kid Hero played by 5'6'-5'7 Tom Holland and is a good bit shorter than the majority of his fellow heroes. Even Tony Stark is made to look several inches taller despite Robert Downey Jr. and Tom being around the same height in real life. He never interacts with the other team mates who are actually shorter than or closer to his height (Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen, Letitia Wright).
  • Tenor Boy: Peter never sings, but his speaking voice is very high-pitched and youthful (this helps Tom Holland, who is Older Than He Looks, pass for a 15-year-old).
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Peter invokes this by refusing to go with any of the Instant-Kill protocols his suit provides him with. He also goes out of his way to save the Vulture's life, rather than allowing him to become a Self-Disposing Villain. However, he doesn't seem to have a problem with killing Ebony Maw, although given the circumstances, one can hardly blame him. He also doesn't mind using that same Instant-Kill mode against Thanos's forces (which, granted, are mindless killing machines) when he's resurrected in Endgame.
  • Three-Point Landing: His upgraded costume is introduced with him pulling one off. He thinks he could have done it a bit better.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Bet you never thought you'd see this trope associated with him, but here he's the youngest superhero, and both his enthusiasm and fanboyishness make him endearing.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Peter's sweet nature, moral integrity and kind heart was not enough for the Infinity Gauntlet to spare him from being painfully erased with a snap of Thanos's fingers.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • By Infinity War, Peter has gotten significantly more adept at using his powers and manages to hold his own against members of the Black Order, and even participates in the group battle against Thanos himself on Titan.
    • By Far From Home, Peter has unambiguously become more badass than in Homecoming. Compare the final battle between him and Vulture in Homecoming, where he loses the actual fight and only "wins" by accident, to the final battle between him and Mysterio in Far From Home, where Spidey takes down an army of drones by himself, becomes fully synergized with his Spider-Sense, and manages to dodge gunfire while effectively blinded in terms of sight, before handily defeating him with a single punch and saving the lives of London. Really, this was officially marked the moment Spidey made his very own Upgraded suit to the tune of "Back in Black" — considered the song to highlight such moments.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Following Tony's passing after Endgame, Peter's Stark and Iron Spider suits become this.
  • Tranquil Fury: Much like his mentor. Peter is usually constantly babbling and quipping even during fights. During the final battle against Mysterio, however, he's utterly silent showing just how angry and serious he is.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Far From Home becomes this for him. After coming back to life and losing Tony, Peter tries to move on by going on a school trip to Europe. Then he ends up having to go on a mission to save the world from the Elementals, and then he finds out that the hero that he worked with turned out to be a psychopath hell-bent on gaining fame and gets gaslighted by said psychopath. And when he finally defeats him, he ends up being framed for his murder and his identity is exposed. Needless to say, he isn't having a great year.
  • Truer to the Text:
    • His Stark-made costume in Civil War, Homecoming, and the beginning of Infinity War is the closest we've yet to seen to Peter's old-school Lee/Ditko look in live action. The webbing isn't raised and the spider on his back is fat and tick-like instead of a larger and scarier looking version of the chest-logo (as in the Raimi movies).
    • This version is closer in profile to the early issues of the Lee/Ditko version as a fifteen-year-old kid just starting his superhero career, as well as the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, which also borrows his Younger and Hipper Aunt May and the fact that his identity is traced by Iron Man. Lee/Ditko's Spider-Man was pretty good at keeping his identity hidden whereas the Running Gag of Ultimate Spidey is the small number of people who don't know his secret identity. Also the most Motor Mouth version of Spidey seen thus far in live-action.
    • Peter is show brewing the formula for his web shooters in Homecoming, unlike his predecessors.note 
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: There is sexual tension between Peter and MJ in his hotel room in Prague when he realizes he has taken his shirt off with her in the room. Peter asks her to turn around, but MJ can't help but get some peeks. She continues to watch him change until she notices Ned has entered the room.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His agility, strength, speed, and secondary abilities give him an advantage in most of the encounters he faces, however, anytime an opponent unveils something (technology, ability to fly, element of surprise, tactical fighting, etc) that counters Spidey's strength/agility, he has to struggle to come up with a way to defeat his opponent and often fails. This is the key reason Captain America is able to defeat him in a one-on-one fight. To paraphrase Tony Stark, if Captain America had wanted to take him down, he could have. He finally outgrows it by Far From Home, where he becomes Strong and Skilled.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Quentin Beck in Far From Home, who just wanted to earn Peter's trust to get access to E.D.I.T.H. and use the system for an Engineered Heroics scheme.
  • Utility Belt: Spider-Man wears one in Captain America: Civil War for the first time in the character's cinematic history.note 
  • Wall Crawl: As the Trope Codifier, he's able to stick to walls by simply touching them, allowing him to subsequently crawl around on them. Tony assumes at first that he accomplished it with adhesive gloves.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Considering that Tony Stark is Peter's mentor/benefactor in the MCU, the fact that Peter wants to prove to Tony that he's ready to join the Avengers can be seen as seeking approval from a parental figure. Tony is apprehensive because he's extremely worried about putting him in danger but also doesn't want to be like his own father (who put Tony through this as well).
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Zig-zagged. Peter shows a great deal of maturity about this powers, with the beginnings of Comes Great Responsibility, refusing to use his powers for personal gain and knowing that he should hold back against bullies and criminals. He often makes good points when speaking to Tony Stark in particular. That being said he have childish desires - wanting Tony's approval and ignoring a crisis so he can ask MJ out - albeit after having been fooled into believing a more competent hero is handling it. He's also incredibly naïve and trusting as his idealism and optimism hasn't been tested or broken yet. Peter comes across as wise and mature but nevertheless has some growing up to do.
  • Working-Class Hero: Zig-Zagged; Peter himself is definitely a working-class citizen and is introduced fighting crime on limited resources, but from his introduction onwards The Avengers and SHIELD hook him up with improved gear, taking away a lot of the trappings of this trope. Nonetheless, Peter spends most of his time fighting small-time crime close to home.
  • Worthy Opponent: He gains the respect of Captain America, both for his city (actually borough) of origin, and also for putting up such a good fight despite his inexperience. Adrian Toomes/Vulture seems to hold him in a similar regard, going by his refusal to out Peter's identity despite being arrested thanks to Spider-Man's efforts.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: His vast knowledge of sci-fi movies leads to him incorrectly assuming that Mantis is a creature like the Xenomorph and begs her not to lay her eggs in him.
  • You Are Not Ready: Tony Stark tells him this almost word-for-word when he asks about trying out for the Avengers. The roles are switched by the end of the movie; Tony has come to agree that Peter's skills would be a valuable asset to the team, but Peter endured a major reality check over the course of his conflict with the Vulture, needing time to come to grips with the risks involved in superheroics.
  • You Fight Like a Cow:
    • Averted in Civil War because he's fighting older heroes and is too busy geeking out about how awesome they are.
    • Played straight in Homecoming such as making fun of a gang of ATM thieves for wearing toy Avenger masks while beating them up.
  • Younger and Hipper: Peter Parker is 15-years-old (while his actor is 19) when he debuts in Captain America: Civil War, making him the youngest cinematic Spider-Man ever. It also makes him the same age he was when Spider-Man debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15.


    Zombie Hunter Spider-Man 

Peter Benjamin Parker / Spider-Man

Species: Enhanced human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Avengers, Midtown School of Science & Technology (formerly)

Voiced By: Hudson Thames

Appearances: What If...?

A Variant of Spider-Man who is a member of a group of survivors in a Zombie Apocalypse.

  • Alternate Self: To the Spider-Man of the Sacred Timeline, coming from a universe where he and a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits work together to survive a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Badass Cape: He appears to get along well with the Cloak of Levitation as they seem to work together often, and eventually Peter wears the Cloak before it starts helping Scott Lang, who is a head in a jar, move around.
  • Genre Savvy: He knows a lot about horror and zombie movies thanks to being in his school's A/V club and frequently points out when his fellow survivors do things like split the party or say they're going to be okay.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He appears to have developed a close bond with Hope van Dyne who is about twenty years older than him, which makes sense given his Sacred Timeline counterpart's desire for mentor figures as shown with Tony Stark and Quentin Beck. However unlike with Tony his relationship with Hope doesn't seem based on looking for a parental figure and seems more Like Brother and Sister. To a lesser extent he also gets along well with Kurt, who helped him make his orientation video, and Bruce, despite having only known each other for about a day.
  • Marquee Alter Ego: This version of Spider-Man doesn't bother wearing a mask, outside of his first scene. To be fair, nearly everyone in his world is a zombie, so he doesn't need a secret identity.
  • Odd Friendship: Two notable examples are the Cloak of Levitation, who he works with often to the point Peter starts wearing the Cloak, and Kurt, a hacker and former criminal who was happy to help Peter make his orientation video.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the original group of survivors at the start of the episode, not counting the Cloak of Levitation as its status as a sentient being is up for debate, as T'Challa and Scott Lang only join the group at the end of the episode.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Marvel Zombies, Spider-Man was one of the most prominent of the zombified superheroes, while here he remains uninfected to the very end.
  • Stepford Smiler: Despite being in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, he's still very much upbeat and even makes a fun orientation video advising people on how to survive the end of the world. However while trying to convince an infected Hope to not give up the mask slips as he acknowledges that he has lost a lot before the apocalypse and has now lost Tony, May, Happy and likely others. Despite being upset by the tragedy he has endured, he believes he should keep on smiling since the people he lost can't and if he didn't he might as well be dead like them.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Shows some of it in his conversation with T'Challa when he admits to not understanding why he's still alive as opposed to Tony or any of the other Avengers.
  • Tagalong Kid: Is the youngest member of the Surviving Avengers at approximately 16-17 years old while the rest are adults.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His life was exactly the same as his Sacred Timeline counterpart, with him mentioning having lost his parents and Uncle Ben, up till two weeks before Infinity War when there was a zombie outbreak. After that he lost his Aunt May, Tony, and his normal life with there being no mention of what happened to his friends. As events progress, he's forced to watch as Happy, Kurt, Hope, Sharon Carter, Okoye, Bruce and Bucky are killed within a day leaving him, T'Challa, the Cloak of Levitation and Scott Lang as Earth's last hope. Despite being reassured by T'Challa and Scott that there is still hope as they now have a way to cure the infected, the viewers know Wakanda has already been overrun by the zombies while a zombified Thanos waits for them to deliver the Mind Stone.
  • Zombie Apocalypse Hero: Obviously, this version of Spider-Man hunts down zombies feasting on humans.


    In General 

Appearances: Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Home | What If...? | Venom: Let There Be Carnage note  | Spider-Man: No Way Home

  • Clothes Make the Superman: Downplayed. Spider-Man is still strong, fast, agile and has his Spidey Sense and Wall-crawling, but the suits come with all sorts of extra gadgets to them, starting with the webshooters, to round out the set.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Instant Kill mode is only used in emergencies, which Peter finally activates in the Final Battle in Avengers: Endgame when he gets swarmed by Thanos’s forces.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Downplayed; his Spider-Man suit has a few solid black lines running through it and the "Instant Kill Mode" turns the eyepieces black, but the bright red and blue colors remain. The trope is later invoked when Tony offers a new suit with a huge black spider stretched across the torso, but Peter turns it down.
  • Mythology Gag: Peter's costume has a few subtle shout-outs to various incarnations of the Spider-Man costume over the past 50+ years. The eyes are in the standard John Romita, Sr. sized eyes yet can squint into Steve Ditko-types. The spider insignia resembles that of Todd McFarlane's version. His physique, soft colors, and subtle-yet-distinct redesigns also invoke Alex Ross' artwork. Interestingly, he has his web-shooters outside his costume, something Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider, and May "Mayday" Parker, Spider-Girl, did.
  • Power Limiter: Peter mentions to Tony that the reason his homemade suit has partially blacked-out goggles is because his Super Senses make it hard for him to focus, and restricting his field of vision counterarcs that. His Stark-tech suits feature expanding and contracting eyes, allowing him more control over this power.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Both his homemade costume and the Stark upgrade suit are largely red and blue. The Iron Spider suit adds yellow / gold into the mix, making it a more complete example than Steve or Tony's suits.

"It's not a onesie."

Appearances: Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spidey's first suit, cobbled together on a shoestring budget.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally it was only seen in YouTube footage that Tony Stark pulled up online, and was replaced by the time Spidey got into action under Stark. In Homecoming, he's forced to don his original suit to stop the Vulture after Stark took the Tech suit away from him.
  • Beta Outfit: It's a cheap outfit made by a broke teenager, and has none of the advancements of Stark's suits.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: Like his two biggest heroes, he winds up having to use an inferior version of his superhero gear when his more advanced equipment is unavailable to him during the climax of Homecoming.
  • The Cameo: Appears briefly in Far From Home in a sequence where Mysterio torments Peter with his illusions.
  • Cheap Costume: Literally a pair of sweatpants, a sweatshirt with a spider drawn on the front, and a pair of welding goggles under a ski mask.
  • Costume Evolution: The glimpse of it in Civil War had the goggles' strap visible over the mask.
  • Mythology Gag: The suit heavily resembles the costume of Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider.

"A minor upgrade - TS"

Appearances: Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Spider-Man: Far From Home

An advanced combat suit developed by Tony Stark as an upgrade for the young hero, to ensure he could keep up during the events of Civil War.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His Stark-made suit is incredibly advanced and has a number of gadgets, but due to Peter's unfamiliarity with the interface, this comes across as a hindrance in Homecoming as many times as it's actually helpful.
  • Badass Baritone: His Stark suit has an "interrogation mode" that artificially deepens his voice. Unfortunately, it doesn't really work if the "victim" already knows his real voice.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Tony put a lot of stuff into this suit, which is even more impressive than his Iron Man suits considering this isn't really armour. While he locked most of them to keep Peter from being overwhelmed, it's shown to include a parachute, a full-body heater, minature gliding flaps, an in-built AI and recon drone, voice-changing, dozens of webbing types such as bouncing and electric webs, and presumably much more.
    Tony: I put everything in your suit.
  • Expressive Mask: Not quite the same way as Deadpool, but the eyes of his mask widen and narrow in response to Peter's behavior.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: Invoked when Peter is packing for his school trip, leaving it behind so he can just have a normal trip. Aunt May packs it for him without telling him. He still leaves it at the hotel, so he's forced to fight Hydro-Man with just his default-setting web-shooters and a jester's mask for anonymity's sake.
  • Power Limiter: Most of the more advanced features, like the AI and recon drone, were locked by a "Training Wheels Protocol" until Tony felt Peter was ready for them. Peter, sick of being treated like a kid, hacks the system and removes the protocol... which bites him in the ass when he can't figure out how most of the new features work.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The lenses on his mask glow red when he activates Instant Kill Mode.
  • Shock and Awe: One of the types of webbing available is electrified taser webbing.
  • Super Toughness: Peter can be slammed through brick walls, dragged across concrete at high speeds, and this suit won't take any noticable damage from it (though Peter can still feel it).

    Iron Spider
"Mr. Stark, it smells like a new car in here!"

Appearances: Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Home | Spider-Man: No Way Home

A second StarkTech suit, intended as a "Welcome to the Avengers" gift. Tony kept it after Spidey turned down his initial offer to join the team, but eventually gave it to him in Infinity War.
  • Collapsible Helmet: The suit being made of nanomachines, the mask part can flow back and reform almost instantly whenever Peter wants to, revealing his face.
  • Composite Character: His Iron Spider suit takes influence from the Iron Spider in the Civil War storyline, as well as the high-tech suit Peter wore during Dan Slott's "Parker Industries" arc. Additionally, the large spider symbol is patterned off Ben Reilly's Spider-Man costume, which was later Spider-Girl's costume in MC2 verse.
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: In Far From Home, it's shown to be normally kept as a swirling mass of nanomachines in a large steel case; it's unclear whether it has a "carry-on" size like Tony's Mark 50 or Mark 85 armours. If it does, Aunt May doesn't know how to set it up, so when she packs a suit into Peter's luggage, the first StarkTech suit is the one that goes in.
  • Nanomachines: What it’s composed of, which is why it’s metallic in appearance.
  • Spider Limbs: They're mostly used for support rather than for actual combat in Infinity War, but in Endgame they're shown to be utterly deadly when the armor is in "Instant Kill Mode", skewering Thanos's monstrous soldiers.
  • Took a Level in Badass: This suit amps up Spider-Man's physical attributes to even greater levels, giving him even more strength and durability, which is needed in this much more intense physical battle against Thanos's minions than he's usually used to.

"Bit tight in the ol' web-shooter..."

Appearances: Spider-Man: Far From Home

A covert-ops suit designed by S.H.I.E.L.D. both for practical purposes and to help protect Peter's anonymity.
  • Atrocious Alias: Ned, a Bad Liar on par with Peter himself, dubs the suit "Night Monkey" when Betty asks what the mysterious spider-like hero's name is. Footage of Betty and Ned calling for "Night Monkey" to help them makes it on the news and the name sticks.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Sure, the suit is colored black, but it is worn by one of the good guys.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Notably featured, given that Spidey normally has no skin showing at all.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Played entirely straight, and justified with this being a covert ops suit.
  • Mythology Gag: The suit heavily resembles Spider-Man: Noir.
  • Second Super-Identity: The intent behind the suit. Peter told S.H.I.E.L.D. that he couldn't help them because if his classmates keep noticing that he goes missing right before Spider-Man shows up, they'll find out his identity. So, they design an alternate costume for him, Ned's explanation for the obvious similarities being that he's a European knockoff of the American Spider-Man named "Night Monkey".

Version 1 

Appearances: Spider-Man: Far From Home | Venom: Let There Be Carnage note  | Spider-Man: No Way Home

The fifth suit, and the first high-tech suit of Peter's own creation.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The suit isn't made until the final act, specifically for battling Mysterio.
  • Clothing Damage: The suit takes extensive damage during the final battle. Most notably, the entire back of the costume is partially melted after being set on fire.
  • Costume Evolution: A natural evolution of the StarkTech suit, featuring more black, integrated web-shooters, and other nifty gadgets.
    • An odd example occurs where the same suit evolves. In No Way Home, the suit is slightly altered, with a simplified and noticeably pointier belt area.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: To all of his suits beforehand. It features integrated webshooters, web wings, a parachute, electric webbing, is fully-synergized with his abilites, and Spidey has complete control of all of it, all while the suit enhances his already impressive strength and durability. Fittingly, this is the first advanced suit Spidey made for himself, and could only be made during the final act.
  • Magnum Opus: Held in regards to Peter. Beforehand, he had to rely on others, specifically Stark, to give him fancy suits, and the only suit he made was the homemade costume. This one, however, is entirely of Peter's own creation and his proudest accomplishment.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Black replaces blue on this costume.
  • Mythology Gag: Utilizes the red and black color scheme as shown on the cover of Amazing Fantasy #15. Moreover, the color pattern, especially that of the sleeves and gloves, is similar to that of Ben Reilly's suit.
  • Not Quite Flight: This suit can make Web Wings, made for gliding through the air. They were briefly part of his first StarkTech suit, but they have much more use as part of this one.
  • Shock and Awe: He boosts the power output of his taser webs when creating this suit. He uses this to take out the Elemental from inside, specifically by webbing all the drones before electrocuting them.
  • Super Toughness: This suit ramps up Spidey's already strong durability. For one, it No Sells being on fire.

    Avengers CAMPUS / Zombie Hunter

Appearances: Disney Theme Parks | What If...?

The suit that Zombie Hunter Spider-Man wears in an alternate timeline.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Disney’s deal with Sony to use Spider-Man in their films forbids them from showing any of this incarnation’s suits outside of the films, so this suit serves as a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Disney to use in Theme Parks and animation.


Appearances: Spider-Man: No Way Home

The sixth suit.


Appearances: Spider-Man: No Way Home

The seventh suit.




Species: Artificial Intelligence

Voiced By: Jennifer Connelly, Erica Edwards (Latin-American Spanish), Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)

Appearances: Spider-Man: Homecoming

An A.I. Tony Stark installed in Spider-Man's suit, to be activated after the completion of his training. Peter winds up disabling the suit's training mode out of frustration, activating her and the suit's advanced functions early. Since she has no pre-set name, he nicknames her "Karen."

  • Artificial Intelligence: Even if the suit is less mechanical than the Powered Armor Iron Man wears, the gadgets require an AI.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: One of her attributes, given all sorts of scanners and gadgets in the suit. Though it isn't always positive: Peter is not so pleased to hear "XX seconds to catastrophic damage" and "you were 98% successful".
  • Benevolent A.I.: Just like J.A.R.V.I.S. and F.R.I.D.A.Y., she is a helpful and heroic artificial intelligence.
  • The Comically Serious: Unlike J.A.R.V.I.S., she's not a snarker, but given that Karen is blunt and at times obvious, most of what she says ends up funny.
  • Darker and Edgier: Played with. Like Jarvis to Tony, she's helpful, definitely on Peter's side, and overall has a very friendly disposition, but she will ask to activate the Instant Kill mode in a heartbeat. It almost seems to her default, as she often asks to activate in situations where it is completely uncalled for, as when Peter is merely observing some bad guys and in absolutely no immediate danger. The dark and edgy is take up another notch when you stop to think that Tony put this function into a suit he made for a 15-year-old boy... However, considering Ned hacked past the Training Wheels protocol, it's likely Tony figured that completing the Training Wheels protocol would take years and Peter would have matured into adulthood by then.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Tells Peter that because he hasn't reinstalled his parachute, a fall from the top of the Washington Monument would most likely be lethal, all in a pleasant, even tone as if she's commenting on the weather.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's J.A.R.V.I.S. with the voice of a woman. In fact, she's voiced by Jennifer Connelly, the wife of J.A.R.V.I.S.'s own voice actor Paul Bettany.
  • Exposition Fairy: An especially required case given Peter doesn't know a tenth of what Tony has put in the suit.
  • Funny Robot: Is this at times, showing her recording of Peter talking to himself on the mirror despite him protesting because she found it funny, and later trying to serve as The Matchmaker regarding Peter and his crush Liz.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Not to an extreme degree, but she will activate the Instant Kill Protocol at the drop of a hat.
  • Nice Girl: Unlike the other A.I.s Stark has developed, she appears to lack a snarky sense of humor and is instead cheerful, kind, and helpful. She also seems to genuinely like Peter and tries to help him out in any way she can.
  • The Mentor: She spends more time teaching and encouraging Peter in both superhero and civilian aspects in two days than her creator does in two months.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the Iron Man armor A.I.s, she doesn't come with a preset name. Peter finds it awkward to call her "Suit Lady", and nicknames her Karen.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. She is the second character in the MCU with the name "Karen", after Karen Page in the Netflix shows.
  • Parental Substitute: She's so personable and intelligent that she basically becomes a motherly figure to Peter, helping him in non-superhero things like his upcoming Spanish quiz or advancing his crush on a classmate.
  • Put on a Bus: Karen exits the movie when Stark takes away the suit, and has yet to be heard from again even after getting it back. Peter activates Instant-Kill mode in Endgame by a voice command, as he did when having Karen change his web-shooter settings in Homecoming, but Karen is not heard responding. She isn't heard at all in Far From Home, and her role in the story is filled by the E.D.I.T.H. AI.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Peter and Liz, giving him advice and urging him to kiss her when he has the chance.



Species: Artificial Intelligence

Voiced By: Dawn Michelle King

Appearances: Spider-Man: Far From Home

For the next Tony Stark,
I trust you.
P.S. Say Edith.
- TS
— Handwritten note provided with E.D.I.T.H. glasses.

A StarkTech AI connected to a secret global defense grid of military drones and surveillance equipment, housed in Tony Stark's iconic glasses. At Tony's request, she was bequeathed to Spider-Man.

  • Artificial Stupidity: She is nowhere near as strong an AI as Karen and lacks sentience. She takes Peter's commands too literally and doesn't offer any suggestions beyond safety warnings.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Yet considering this (and what is a more classically-feminine name), E.D.I.T.H. is the AI responsible for a technology grid of massive firepower not even J.A.R.V.I.S. (who was incorporated into every Iron Man suit before he was integrated into Vision) commanded.
  • Fun with Acronyms: E.D.I.T.H. stands for "Even Dead, I'm The Hero."
  • Kill Sat: Can access a satellite full of Attack Drones that can fly to anywhere on Earth.


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