Spoilers for all works set prior to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are unmarked.
Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Species: Enhanced human
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 (Latin-American Spanish dub), Mario García (European Spanish dub), Jun'ya Enoki (Japanese dub), Hugo Brunswick (European French dub), Alexandre Bacon (Canadian French dub), Wirley Contaifer (Brazilian Portuguese dub)
Appearances: Iron Man 2note | Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Home
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 Super Hero 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 officially joins their ranks.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Tony Stark hastily recruits him as an Avenger at the start of Infinity War, when Peter gets 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 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 counterpart actually predates Tony becoming Iron Man and by extension the founding of the Avengers themselves.
- Adorkable: It's Peter Parker. He OOZES with awkwardness which only makes him more endearing to watch.
- Tom Holland described his performance as being based on Michael J. Fox, who is famously Adorkable himself — on camera or off.
- Taken to new heights in Captain America: Civil War when compared to other iterations of the character, where he shows an absurd degree of admiration toward the other, older superheroes. Yes, that's including the ones he fights against.
- In Spider-Man: Homecoming, it becomes incredibly apparent that Peter's an excited kid who's in love with the fact that he's a superhero, although his lack of experience prevents him from having the kind of inherent authority that other heroes naturally have, leading to a lot of comedic moments.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 where he is one of many characters who are brought back from being dusted by Hulk reversing Thanos' deadly fingersnap from Avengers: Infinity War.
- 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.Iron Man: Nice work, kid.
- 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: Ends up on Tony's side of the Civil War conflict because Tony was the first hero to reach out to him.
- 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 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.
- Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and despite his recklessness, Peter has proven to be quite intelligent.
- 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.
- 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 in the Far From Home trailer really drives home how much things have taken a toll on Peter.
- 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".
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Chick Magnet: As Spider-Man, a number of of his female classmates like him. Michelle is strongly implied to be interested. 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 Winter Soldier, making Tony's decision to bring him along rather questionable. Iron Man recruited him in the hope that having one more superpowered figure would give him the advantagenote but he didn't count on Captain America's side recruiting Ant-Man whose abilities nobody was prepared for, and after his initial plan for a Curb-Stomp Battle goes awry Tony ordered Spider-Man out and sent him back home, albeit with War Machine decommissioned and Black Widow defecting, and T'Challa being T'Challa he didn't really have much of a team anymore for Spider-Man to be part of.
- 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.
- 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 has Peter Parker's name, ethnicity, scientific knowledge, powerset, and a modernized take on his family life, but he also borrows heavily 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.
- Cunning Linguist: Takes Spanish lessons at school, and at least knows enough to pull off a Bilingual Backfire.
- 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."
- 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 doesnt 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 naivety, 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 shit. 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.
- Destructive Savior: Specially 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: With Liz, seeing how he ends up handing her father over to the authorities which leads to her moving to Oregon. Plus, he also had to leave her at the Homecoming dance, so it makes sense that things were doomed after that.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He disintegrates in Tony Stark's arms after Thanos snaps his fingers and kills half the universe's population.
- 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 so poor, he ends up taking useful stuff (like the Macintosh) from a junkyard.
- 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
- 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:
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Penis Parker", which his classmates, usually Flash, often call him.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 is. He proves able to take on Winter Soldier and Falcon simultaneously, and then 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 restored. The Big Badass Battle Sequence that begins right after costs Tony his life.Peter: [surprised] Wow... this is nice.
- To Black Panther in Civil War. 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 Tony Stark, the 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. 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 naive, not quite realizing the limits of his strengths until they come back to bite him in the ass.
- 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 more impulsive.
- Friendly Enemy:
- He may be taking a side in the airport fight, but he has no ill will towards the Anti-Registration. 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.
- 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 of the strongest heroes introduced in the MCU, beyond the likes of Captain America, the Winter Soldier, and Black Panther, 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 The Empire Strikes Back as a means of taking down Giant-Man. 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.
- Has a Type: Both of his known love interests just so happen to be extremely smart, very tall, African-American girls.
- Hero Antagonist: In Captain America: Civil War, he's on the Pro-Accords side 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 then 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. There's no sign of the Daily Bugle and Jonah Jameson in this setting (yet), and 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!
- 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 counterpart.
- Before the spider-bite, he was apparently in the school marching band and robotics club.
- 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.
- I Know Mortal Kombat:
- In Captain America: Civil War, Spidey manages to take down Giant-Man by replicating the strategy Luke Skywalker came up with in The Empire Strikes Back to take down the AT-AT.
- In Avengers: Infinity War, he comes up with a strategy that Ellen Ripley used in Aliens to kill the Xenomorph Queen as a way of killing Ebony Maw.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a Single Bound: His jumps are as crucial to the way he gets around as the webs. At one point, he does a standing jump over a gate significantly taller than him.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Tony Stark, almost to the point of Tony being a sort of Parental Substitute. He also forms this bond with Happy Hogan at the end of Homecoming.
- Jumped at the Call: Once he got his powers, he immediately became a superhero like his Avenger idols and spends as much time superheroing as he can. As Homecoming director Jon Watts says in an interview, "Peter loves being Spider-Man. He doesn't like being Peter Parker."
- Junior Counterpart: To Tony Stark, who acts as his mentor and parental figure, albeit he's not entirely comfortable with the job.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, he rolls his eyes and taps Peter on his shoulders in turn like he's knighting him, saying "Alright kid, you're an Avenger now." It takes Peter a second to realize what happened.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": During the big fight of Civil War, he keeps geeking out about the other heroes.
Spider-Man: Cap-Captain. Spider-Man. Big fan.
- When he shows up after stealing Cap's shield.
- After blocking a punch from cyborg Bucky Barnes.Spider-Man: You have a metal arm!? That is awesome, dude!
- 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 bad decision after another. It's justified in that he's in his early teens and is simply acting his age.
- 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 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.
- 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 and 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' 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.
- 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.
- 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 super soldier or a street-level hero, his power is overshadowed by guys like Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and 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.
- 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:
- 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?
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.
- 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.
- Older Than They Look: On a technicality, due to being a resurrected victim of Thanos' 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.
- 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 noticable 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.
- 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 I did not just hear 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.
- 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, but is 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 kinda show in one-on-one fights, as Cap demonstrated). It takes a solid hit from Giant-Man to knock him out.
- 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".
- Plucky Comic Relief: Since he has little investment in the Civil War conflict, he plays a more lighthearted, comedic role than the other Avengers.
- 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!
- Punch Catch: Easily catches Bucky's metal arm and gently pulls it back while geeking out over how cool it is.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The lenses on his mask glow red when he activates Instant Kill Mode.
- 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.
- Save the Villain: He rescues Adrian Toomes from his malfunctioning wings in Homecoming.
- 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.
- 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 with the cost of being overwhelmed with the awareness of everything he can sense in the midst of battle. His first costume incorporates welding goggles 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.
- 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.
- 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' monstrous soldiers.
- Appears briefly, catching a web cylinder Tony threw at him without even glancing at Tony, 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 — and not, say, that his best friend Ned Leeds is in his room, or that Aunt May can see him suit up. Peter cannot even sense Nick Fury's presence in his room until Ned was hit with a tranquilizer dart.
- 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.
- Story-Breaker Power: Downplayed. During the Captain America: Civil War, the usual powerhouses like Hulk and Thor are absent, so Spidey is actually one of the strongest superheroes present during the airport battle scene. However, this is tempered by his lack of fighting experience. Every time Spidey engages in direct melee with an opponent he initially has the advantage due to his superior strength/agility. However, once his experienced opponent adapts to his abilities, they regain the upper hand and, as a result, Spidey never captures anyone he fights.
- Superhero: The Trope Codifier for all teenage superheroes. He is a teenage rookie who is just learning the basics of the superhero work.
- Super Hero 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 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 fifteen, he already outruns the Olympic-level Black Widow without much trouble.
- Super Strength: As demonstrated in Captain America: Civil War, he can stop a car moving at high speed 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. (Compare that to Black Panther, who had to focus to stop the Winter Soldier's punch.) During the airport battle, he lifts an entire passenger stairway that is dropped on him, albeit with great effort. He has also stopped a 3000-pound car at a speed of 40 mph and pushed it back swiftly. His minimum strength has been calculated to be sufficient to lift weights as high as 27 tons, possibly more.
- Super Toughness: He's a lot tougher than a normal human, shrugging off attacks that incapacitate or kill ordinary men with little more than a few superficial bruises and also functioning at high altitudes with little in the way of protection with only some difficulty. In Infinity War he 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.
- Survivor's 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 hes 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...
- Peter starts chanting to himself in order to lift the heavy debris he was buried under by Vulture.
- Sweet and Sour Grapes: 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.
- 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.
- 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").
- 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 isn't quite up to Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, or Shuri's innate genius, but at fifteen 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".
- Teens Are Short: He is a Kid Hero played by 5'8 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 closer to his height (Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo).
- 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' 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' 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.
- Tragic Keepsake: Following Tony's passing after Endgame, Peter's Stark and Iron Spider suits become this.
- 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.
- Unexplained Recovery: A meta example. While Spider-Man was left in an awful situation at the end of Avengers: Infinity War when he was the last of Thanos's victims, the marketing campaign for Spider-Man: Far From Home shows him fine and dandy as if nothing ever happened. Sure, it's a Foregone Conclusion that Marvel's most popular hero won't be staying dead, but the lack of an explanation (which won't be provided until Avengers: Endgame) left some who were out of the loop confused.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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 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 and will be in high school over the entirety of Phase 3, 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.
Appearances: Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Clothes Make the Superman: Downplayed. Spider-Man is still strong, fast, agile and has his Spidey Sense, but the suits come with all sorts of extra gadgets to them, starting with the webshooters, to round out the set.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Appearances: Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: HomecomingSpidey'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.
- 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.
- Mythology Gag: The suit heavily resembles the costume of Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider.
Appearances: Captain America: Civil War | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Spider-Man: Far From HomeAn 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.
- Expressive Mask: Not quite the same way as Deadpool, but the eyes of his mask widen and narrow at Peter's command.
- 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 presumebly much more.
- Tony: I put everything in there.
- Godzilla Protocol: Instant Kill mode is only used in emergencies.
- Shock and Awe: One of the webbings 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).
- Voice of the Legion: 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.
Appearances: Spider-Man: Homecoming | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From HomeA 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.
- Composite Character: His Iron Spider suit takes influence from both the Iron Spider in the Civil War storyline, as well as the high-tech suit Peter wore◊ during Dan Slott's "Parker Industries" arc.
- 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' monstrous soldiers.
Appearances: Spider-Man: Far From HomeS.H.I.E.L.D.-manufactured suit intended for covert missions.
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."
- Adorkable: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 AIs 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 AIs, 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.
- Shipper on Deck: For Peter and Liz, giving him advice and urging him to kiss her when he has the chance.