First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 (June, 2001) note ; Superior Spider-Man #33 (November, 2014) note
- We are the Inheritors of Reality. On every world. In every dimension. In all points of space and time... my family reigns supreme.
A family of supernatural vampires, whose members include the powerful Morlun.
- Actually a Doombot: When SpOck kills Daemos, Peter mentions that the Inheritors' bodies usually dissolve upon death. (Daemos' didn't due to Otto adding a stasis effect to his weapons.) This leads to Miguel, Lady Spider and the Six-Armed Spidey to spirit his corpse away as Ben, Kaine and Ultimate Jessica hunt down the source, realizing that they may actually be clones.
- All Your Powers Combined:Spider-Man: His blood is an amalgam of every kind of cell: animal, bird, human and insect. Purest forms of DNA I've ever seen. That explains how he can go after me or anyone else Ezekiel described as a totem. My guess is that the cells break down over time and require periodic recharging from a source life-form in each category. The purer the source, the stronger the charge.
- Animal Nemesis: While they can eat other Totemistic Avatars, like Man-Ape and Black Panther, their preferred prey are Spiders due to their capture of the Spider deity Master Weaver, which killed Solus's wife. And because there was a prophecy stating the spiders would kill them all in a thousand years.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Radiation poisoning caused Morlun to become reptilian◊.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: They are drawn with black sclera in The Amazing Spider-Man #9 and #13.
- Body Backup Drive: Unless they're Ret Goned by a superior cosmic force, the only way to permanently kill an Inheritor is to completely deplete their store of life-energy, which is transferred to a new body after they die. After the Scarlet Spiders Tie-In they no longer have this, meaning if they die they stay dead.
- Canon Foreigner: Thanis, Malos, and Mortia from Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours. There's no mention of them in Spider-Verse, so it can be assumed that the book is no longer canon, or that they're just the branches of the family tree that no one likes to talk about.
- City Planet: Their home of Loomworld on Earth-001 appears to be this.
- Cruel Mercy: The Inheritors are banished to the radioactive wasteland Uncle Ben was stuck in, save for Karn, thanks to his HeelFace Turn.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Beings that most would call gods are nothing more than snacks to them. They also defeated the Web of Life's god Master Weaver - although not without some casualties - and are using its powers to hunt Totemic Avatars.
- Dimensional Traveler: In Spider-Verse Morlun shows up in the Marvel 1602 universe and kills Peter Parquagh. It's later explained that he and his family harness the power of the Web of Life to travel between dimensions and specifically target Spider-Totems.
- Entitled Bastard: All of them. Centuries of hunting totems virtually unopposed has given them the belief that they're doing what they're made to do, and anyone who objects is simply in the way.
- Expendable Clone: The Inheritors are virtually immortal due to possessing thousands of cloned bodies on Jennix's stronghold of Earth-802... at least until Ben Reilly stopped that.
- The Family That Slays Together: They were this initially, before Karn accidentally caused the death of their matriarch. Now each sibling goes off and does their own thing.
- Fangs Are Evil: They have elongated canine teeth, emphasizing their vampiric nature.
- Fantastic Fragility:
- They're vulnerable while feeding, so much so that Morlun was forced into a temporary retreat when the police began to swarm him while he was in the middle of eating Peter in The Other. Ezekiel hitting Morlun in the face while being drained was also how Peter got a sample of Morlun's blood.
- A few seconds on Earth-3145, a world decimated and left fully irradiated by thermo-nuclear war, nearly kills Brix. He and Bora describe it as "the one place in the multiverse we can't follow".
- Foreshadowing: The fact their bodies disintegrate upon death was a big clue-in to the fact that they're clones.
- Freudian Excuse: It turns out Solus is the only Inheritor who ever chose to be evil: he genetically instilled the hunger for life force in the others and raised them to be every bit the monster he was. The Spiders have Sympathy for the Devil upon learning this.
- Horror Hunger: As it turns out every Inheritor except Solus has a hunger for life force genetically instilled in them by their father. The Spiders remove it when reincarnating them as innocent infants to give them a second chance at life.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: They're travelling the multiverse killing the various incarnations of Spider-Man and co.
- Jabba Table Manners: All of them except Karn and Jennix; the latter looks dismayed watching his family pig out at the end of The Feast.
- The Juggernaut: They're incapable of fatigue, and Morlun alone wasn't even slowed down by being bombarded with dozens of missiles, including a vibranium-tipped nuclear warhead. During Spider-Geddon, Spidey has to hit Morlun with quadruple-strength tranquilizers to even start to slow him down and even then it takes a lot, including one jammed into his eye.
- Life Drinker: According to Ezekiel, Morlun and his clan became immortal superhumans by eating other beings and taking in their life force.
- Limited Wardrobe: They've been wearing the same kind of garments since before they captured the Master Weaver. Additionally, they don clothes nigh-identical to what they had on previously whenever they respawn.
- Meaningful Rename: After gaining control over the Master Weaver (and by extension, the Great Web of Life and Destiny), they started calling themselves "the Inheritors," since they believed possessing the Great Web made them the masters of all creation.
- Multiversal Conqueror: They travel from world to world devouring the resident Totems and occasionally conquering it wholesale.
- No Body Left Behind: Since they're clones, they crumble into dust when killed, though the Superior Spider-Man found a way to prevent this.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Morlun and the other members of his clan drain the life-force of their victims to become immortal.
- Out of Continues: After the Scarlet Spiders blow up their cloning facility.
- People Jars: The Baxter Building of Earth-802 has a chamber filled with hundreds, if not thousands, of backup bodies stored in tanks, with each family member getting their own floor.
- Picky Eater: They can absorb the lifeforce of any animal totem, but they prefer Spiders. The Spider-Geddon tie-in Spider-Force reveals that they can feed on the lifeforce of normal people, but find it "bland".
- Smug Super: Between their cloning-based Resurrective Immortality, being physically superior to all the Spiders they hunt and their centuries' worth of hunting them, they all come off as this. Which just makes it more shocking to them when their "prey" starts fighting back and winning.
- Sudden Name Change: Originally known as the Ancients.
- Thinking Up Portals: They can create portals to other universes using the Web of Life and Destiny, and use them to hunt Spider-Totems.
- Unskilled, but Strong: The Inheritors as a whole have rarely shown much in the way of actual 'skill' at hand-to-hand combat, mainly relying on the fact that they're so much stronger than their usual prey to win. This tends to work out for them most of the time as they hit their opponents hard and fast, but as the Spiders become more familiar with their enemy it becomes easier to outmanoeuvre them; Peter in particular has often used Morlun's arrogance against him.
- Villain Episode: The Feast backup story in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3, #9
- Villainous Widow's Peak: Morlun, Brix, Bora, Daemos, Jennix, and Verna all have widow's peaks.
- Weaksauce Weakness: They are extremely vulnerable to radiation poisoning, probably due to their unique genetic makeup. When Leopardon is rebuilt, the heroes equip it with radiation-based weaponry specifically to exploit this.
- Downplayed during the Spider-Geddon tie-in Spider-Girls; Brix and Bora are blasted by mech suits with radiation-based weapons, and shrug it off, claiming it to be a "tickle" compared to their exile on a radioactive Earth.
- The Worf Effect: It would take a paragraph or two to list all of the alternate versions of various heroes and villains they've killed or enslaved.
- Your Soul is Mine!: They drain their victims' life force/soul.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 (June, 2001)
- "You may get ahead, but eventually I will catch up. Now that I have found you, I will always be able to find you, wherever you may hide. This may take hours or days. The longest was a week. But in time you will tire. And then you will die."
A member of the Inheritors, a clan of lifeforce-draining vampires who target those connected to animal totems. Morlun came into Peter's life at a time when he was coming to learn that his powers were not wholly as a result of radiation. Morlun had pursued Ezekiel Sims, an old man with powers very similar to Peter's, for decades, before turning his attention to Spider-Man. With Ezekiel's help, Peter was able to weaken Morlun using the radiation in his blood before Morlun's own abused servant murdered him, but Morlun later returned, beating Peter to the brink of death. When he returned to finish the job and broke Mary Jane's arm when she tried to stop him, Peter underwent a monstrous transformation and killed him. Morlun was later resurrected and sent after the Black Panther, but was sealed away. He has somehow managed to return and developed the ability to cross dimensions, targeting any and every hero and villain connected to the Web of Life, especially the multiple incarnations of Spider-Man.
- Back from the Dead: He first dies when Peter tricks him into drinking some of his radiation-tainted blood and then being shot in the back by Dex, then dies a second time when Peter's Inner Spider takes over and eats his face. He was resurrected again to eat the new Black Panther, but wound up being Dragged Off to Hell and forced to fight Death's minions for all eternity. It doesn't last.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Shopping for new ones is one of the "dark rituals" he performs before every hunt.
- Bad Boss: Chronically abused his servant Dex. This later bites him in the ass.
- Berserk Button: When Daemos makes fun of his phobia of Earth-616 and goes there to hunt the Spider-Totems, Morlun explodes with rage and tries to kill his older brother.
- Big Bad: Morlun was the main villain of J. Michael Straczynski's run, and his entire family joins in as the main antagonists of Spider-Verse.
- Break the Haughty/Villainous Breakdown: When Spider-Man gets the upper hand against him, Morlun disintegrates into a sobbing and pleading mess, begging for his life while promising that if Spidey let's him go, he will never come anywhere near him ever again.Morlun: This isn't... this can't... don't you know how old I am... don't you know how... I was just hungry, that's all. It was nothing personal... I was just hungry...
Morlun: No... no... this was not... how it was meant to be... this is not... this is not—
- He suffers a similar Freak Out while being killed by Other Spidey.
- Breakout Villain: He's the only villain from Straczynski's to stick around, though Shathra was brought back for an appearance in Scarlet Spider.
- The Bus Came Back: After not being seen since the end of Spider-Geddon, he reappears during Last Remains.
- Calling Your Attacks: He one-hit-kills the Spider-Man from the Marvel vs. Capcom series with an "INHERITOR FIST!"
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Inflicts this on Spider-Man during their fights. Peter later returns the favor with interest.
- "Darkness von Gothick" Name: Adding to his vampire vibe.
- The Dreaded: Of all the Inheritors, Morlun is the most famous and most feared. Conversely, he's terrified of Earth-616's Peter Parker to the point where he refuses to set foot in that dimension, even though the Miguel O'Hara of Earth-928 was only a few feet away and in shock at the time. Considering he was eaten by the Other the last time they fought, who can blame him?
- Evil vs. Evil: One of the first things he does after being resurrected by anti-Wakandans is fight and kill Man-Ape. He also takes down Patton Parnell, who had transformed into a Man-Spider-like creature and was killing people.
- Eye Scream: Inflicts and is the recipient of one. During The Other, Morlun actually rips out and eats Spidey's eye (Don't worry, it gets better). During Spider-Geddon, Peter returns the favor and jams a quadruple-strength tranquilizer into Morlun's eye.
- Frozen Fashion Sense: His clothing of choice was last in style in the 18th century.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Until his personality got fleshed out thanks to Spider-Verse, he was practically Spiderman's equivalent of the Trope Namer from Superman. He had no real backstory to speak of, his true nature was never revealed, and he wanted to eat Spiderman for non-personal reasons. Strangely, he became the first villain to anger Spiderman, something more well-known villains like the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus hadn't done, despite having done far worse than Morlun.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow red or blue.
- Hair Reboot: His hair quickly regrew to his preferred length after he lost most of it in a fiery explosion.
- Ham-to-Ham Combat: Morlun versus the lead demon at the end of the Black Panther arc.Demon: Mmmmmm! What do we have here? I can hear the screams of ten thousand souls in this meat!Morlun: I know you, bone-picker. Don't think that Morlun will fall to your wretched hordes.
- Hand Blast: As a boss in the Spider-Man Unlimited game, he can throw crimson fireballs.
- Hero Killer: Morlun has eaten several incarnations of Spider-Man who were the protagonists of other comics and animated series.
- I'm a Humanitarian: During one of his rematches against Spider-Man, he ripped one of Peter's eyes out and ate it.
- It's Personal: When killed the first time, Morlun stammers that his attempt on Peter's life wasn't personal. Getting eaten by the Other-enhanced Peter Parker of Earth-616 changed that, such that he spent most of the Great Hunt hunting alternate versions of Peter in preparation for a final rematch, and when Daemos says he faced the Other's host (currently Kaine) on Earth-616 he went ballistic. When he comes back for round four, all bets are off.
- I Will Fight No More Forever: Solus implies that Morlun is getting tired of the Hunt, or more accurately is afraid of facing Earth-616 Spider-Man again.
- Kick the Dog:
- He's introduced draining a foreign hero while snarling, "Really, whoever heard of a German superhero, anyway?"
- He throws a child at a fire just to taunt Spider-Man.
- Refers to Wakanda as a "pathetic patch of nowhere" that deserves to die "along with its crippled wreck of a king".
- He makes fun of how the Spider-Man of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends literally doesn't know what death is, while killing him.
- Last of His Kind: In a way, after Spider-Geddon he's the only adult Inheritor left who retains the ability and need to drain totem life force.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His fourth defeat by 616-Spidey's hands in Spider-Geddon ends with Peter launching into a "The Reason You Suck" Speech that boils down to this. Morlun never plans, never strategizes, never does anything tactical unless ordered otherwise by his family; he actually reminds himself not to overthink his actions as it would merely "distract" him. And every single time, it bites him in the ass.
- Man Bites Man: He feeds primarily through draining their life force, but is not adverse to taking a bite out of his victims, which Peter learned the hard way.
- Must Have Caffeine: After his near-fatal draining of Ezekiel, he stops fighting Spider-Man in order to go get a Cappuccino.
- Noodle Incident: Germany's section in Marvel Atlas #1 makes reference to him eating a possible Badger Totem named Patrick Kurz.
- No-Sell: His inhuman durability lets him withstand a lot of attacks, and he laughs off even grievous injuries.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dishes one out to Spider-Man in "The Other," first by tearing one of his eyes out and eating it, and then literally beating him to a bloody pulp. By the time he's done and is chased off by the police, Peter's face is so bloody and swollen that not even Mary Jane, his own wife, can recognize him.
- Nothing Personal: He declares his intent to devour Spider-Man is this in their first encounter. Things have obviously changed.
- Oh, Crap!:
Morlun: It can't be. I've seen the Other before! Faced it! It was never like this!
- Miguel O'Hara notes that Morlun is terrified of setting foot in the Earth-616 dimension.
- When Kaine draws on the Other's full power and transforms into a massive Man-Spider, Morlun has a This Is Gonna Suck moment. Keep in mind that the last time he faced the Other, it effortlessly killed him.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Morlun has this attitude towards the Spider-Totems from Earth-616, especially Peter Parker, lashing out with rage when he learns Daemos went there and attacked the Other's host.note
- Pet the Dog: For a given value of petting, but he could have easily killed May to get at her brother. Instead, he punched her with just enough force to knock her over.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He seems to have thing against Germans.
- Powerful, but Incompetent: He's stronger by orders of magnitude than just about all of Spidey's other regular dancing partners and could be a team-busting threat if he had a brain capable of human deducement. But despite his human appearance, mentally he's little more than an upright animal whose battle strategy always amounts to "Chase Spider until he is tired, then kill and eat" and is both bewildered and offended when it doesn't work. Peter even lured him into a cage once where police lit into him with tranq darts, as if he was no more than a rabid dog out of control (which really is what he amounts to).
- Red Baron: "Devourer of Totems".
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Mephisto rewriting Earth-616's reality didn't erase Morlun's recollection of the time Peter was taken over by the Other and ate him.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Kaine permanently kills Solus, Morlun furiously attacks, ripping off one of his arms and impaling it through his head. When the others try to restrain him, Morlun retorts that they don't need the Other alive, just its blood.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: The second time he was brought back to life, it was to take out Black Panther.
- Sibling Rivalry: The other Inheritors sneer at him behind his back because of his aloofness and arrogance, and resent him for Solus' favouritism.
- Sole Survivor: By the end of SpiderGeddon Morlun is the only Inheritor not to have been killed and reborn as a baby, cleansed of Solus' corruption.
- SNK Boss: Things don't go well for a boy playing as Spidey when Morlun invades Marvel vs. Capcom.
- Super Strength: When Spider-Man got punched by him for the first time (which sent him flying towards the nearest car and made him bleed instantly), Parker noted that "Nobody ever hit [him] that hard. Not Hulk. Not Thor. Nobody". Later, he is shown to be strong enough to rip through a net made out of adamantium!
- Super Toughness: He's withstood blows from Spider-Man going all-out and tanked a vibranium-tipped nuke!
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Already an asshole, he becomes an even nastier piece of work in Black Panther.
- Too Many Mouths: He had glowing suckers on his palms in The Other, comparable to ones Morbius was given in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth:
- The near-lethal amount radiation that Spider-Man injected himself with doesn't agree with Morlun.Morlun: Get away from me!
- The glacial and repetitive storytelling pace of the newspaper comic's world proves too bizarre for Morlun to wrap his head around, to the point where instead of killing that world's Spider-Man he calls it a day after the Master Weaver recalls him.
- The near-lethal amount radiation that Spider-Man injected himself with doesn't agree with Morlun.
- Unexplained Recovery: How he came back from the dead the first time was never revealed. In Spider-Verse, he comes back again, and it's explained through his brother Karn that his store of stolen life force has to be depleted before he can permanently be killed.
- Unholy Matrimony: He's in a relationship with the Earth-001 version of Jessica Drew.
- Villain Decay: In his original appearance he was a terrifyingly Super-Persistent Predator who was probably the deadliest foe Spidey had ever faced focused singularly on him up to that point. He was never so effective again, and after a couple of particularly humiliating defeats had to drag his whole family out to be considered a significant threat again.
- Villains Out Shopping: As Spider-Man and Ezekiel ponder what kind of unspeakable atrocities he could be committing at that very moment, we cut to a fancy boutique.Morlun: Do you think this makes my butt look fat?
Morlun: Do you know why humans are a people of hope? Because you make things like croissants and pastry. Pastry in particular. You make something of astonishing beauty, carefully decorated, fragile, lovely, knowing that the person who receives it will appreciate that beauty for only about two seconds before devouring it. In that, we have something in common. Carefully decorated. Fragile. Lovely. Doomed. Sad, really. But then it's always sad. Always has been, always will be. It's your lot, you know, to be things of beauty, here for a moment, a flicker, and gone. So sad. How was the croissant?Dex: Fine.Morlun: Good.Dex: Kill me.Morlun: Not today.
- Earlier, he's shown dining with Dex, and goes off on a tangent inspired by the latter's dessert.
- Villains Want Mercy: When Spidey gets the upper hand against him in their first fight, he completely loses it and tearfully begs him for mercy, insisting he was hungry and it was Nothing Personal. While Peter briefly debates letting a monster like Morlun go, Dex appears and shoots Morlun dead.
- Villainous Breakdown: Morlun absolutely flips out when The Prophecy is ruined by Spider-Ham swapping places with baby Benjy and Otto killing the Master Weaver.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Morlun has two moments in The Amazing Spider-Man #14:
- When Otto Octavius kills the Master Weaver to prevent the Prophecy from being fulfilled, Morlun and Peter stop fighting each other to yell at him.
- When Peter Parker warps them both to Earth-3145, a nuclear wasteland, Morlun - choking on radiation - stammers that Peter swore he'd never kill anyone. Peter responds by giving him directions to Ezekiel's bunker and telling him he'd better run.
- The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: Morlun is Solus' favored son and his chosen heir.
Notable Aliases: The Outcast, Master Weaver
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man #32 (October, 2014) note ; Superior Spider-Man #33 (November, 2014) note
- "Hrr! Gone. I can feel it. I must find them or I will have proven the others right."
The youngest brother of the Inheritors. He is traversing the multiverse with the intent of wiping out all Spiders.
- The Atoner: His hesitation resulted in the Master Weaver killing the matriarch of the Inheritors, for which he was exiled by his father and siblings. It is an act he seeks atonement for it by killing all the Spiders he comes across. After SpOck kills the Master Weaver, Karn realizes that he is to replace him and takes up his spot.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He has this dynamic with the rest of his clan in Spider-Verse, as while all of them are travelling the Multiverse killing those linked to the Web of Life, Karn isn't working with them, and has different motivations.
- Big "NO!": He let out one of these when the Master Weaver erased his mother from existence.
- Blade on a Stick: He wields a strange looking two-pronged spear with a glowing red blade.
- The Chosen One: The Master Weaver referred to him as such which is why it didn't directly stop him from trying to kill it. Turns out he was chosen to replace the Master Weaver, already knowing he was fated to die.
- Cyber Cyclops: His helmet gives him this vibe.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He was very close to his mother, and protected Bora from her own daggers when Spider-Monkey threw them back.
- The Exile: He was exiled from the Inheritors for causing the death of their matriarch.
- Healing Factor: He recovers from being fanged by Ai Apec in seconds.
- HeelFace Turn: During a scuffle with a group of the spider-totems, Karn is persuaded to turn his back on the Inheritors and the Hunt, only draining what life force he needs from multiple totems to avoid killing.
- Hot Blade: The blade of his spear is glowing red.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Pun aside, going by the flashback explaining their backstory, Karn was apparently the one being groomed to take over the clan until he accidentally got their mother killed and was disowned and banished.
- Logical Weakness: As the Master Weaver, the metal apparatus he wears is an excellent conductor of electricity, as an alternate version of Electro proves in the Spider-Verse ongoing. His new position also makes him a Spider Totem, which allows Verna to drain his lifeforce in Spider-Geddon.
- Mark of Shame: His family stuck the diving helmet on his head so that they wouldn't have to look at his face.
- Noble Demon: He's only after Spider Totems and he's more than willing to leave non-Spiders alone so long as they don't attack him. This is in contrast with his brother Daemos, who's all too willing to kill a Spider-Totem's loved ones.
- No-Sell: Being caught in an explosion and set on fire doesn't even faze him.
- The Runt at the End: Unlike most of his siblings, who have black hair and widow's peaks, underneath his diving helmet Karn has brown hair and bangs. He's also the youngest of the Inheritors.
- Shockwave Clap: He uses these offensively.
- Space Suits Are SCUBA Gear: He's wearing what looks like a miniature diving helmet.
- Still Wearing the Old Colors: Like most of the other members of his family, Karn is clad in an 18th Century military uniform.
- Super Strength: He's strong enough to pick up a subway car one-handed and toss it a fair distance.
- Super Toughness: He tanks almost everything Superior Spider-Man's team throws at him.
- The Unfavorite: He was looked down upon because of his youth, but after he accidentally gets their matriarch killed he's shunned and eventually exiled by the other Inheritors.
- White Sheep: He's the only member of the Inheritors to not take pleasure in the Hunt, which he views as a necessary evil in order to survive.The Master Weaver: The one who is not like his siblings. The one who takes no pleasure in death. The one who would wish to build, not destroy.
- Verbal Tic: Hrrrrr!
- Your Soul is Mine!: Like the other Inheritors, he drains the life force of other beings to survive. As a demonstration, he eats Ai Apec's soul.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #9 (January, 2015)
- "Devour them all!"
The patriarch and leader of the Inheritors, and the one overseeing the Great Hunt.
- Abusive Parent: He's a horrid father, outright admitting he'd torture his children brutality for showing any 'weakness', and instilled the hunger for life force into them on a genetic level to force them to be monsters like himself.
- A God Am I: He introduces himself to the Spider-Totems as the king and god of the Multiverse.
- Beard of Evil: He has a full beard, and what's seen of it indicates he's middle aged in appearance, but he's undeniably evil.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Burned out the Enigma Force defeating Leopardon, which likely left him a lot more vulnerable to his curbstomping by the Other. On top of that, Leopardon just gets rebuilt more powerful than before.
- Brought Down to Badass: He wastes the entirety of the Enigma Force defeating Leopardon.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He might be the shadowy figure◊ from Scarlet Spider #15.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- Solus is so powerful that he effortlessly defeats Cosmic Spider-Man, and after a brief moment of shock effortlessly dismembers and destroys Leopardon. Though he says he could only defeat the former because the Enigma Force is pure life force-which he feeds on- and only beat the latter due to having the Enigma Force, which he actually burned out in the fight. SpiderGeddon confirms he was smart to act quickly, as Miles-as-Captain Universe is ready for him and manages to fight him on even terms for a bit before thrashing him.
- When he faces Kaine as the Other, Solus barely even has time to react before Kaine impales him on dozens of spines.
- Dimension Lord: He has completely taken over Earth-001 and made it his home-base, and claims the entirety of the Multiverse as his kingdom via the Web of Life.
- Famous Last Words:
- "Finally a foe worthy of the great Solus! I have waited centuries for this! I've never felt more ali—"
- A Patternmaker? Fascinating. I haven't seen one of you in over a millennia. Nearly as delightful as the Enigma Force...
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: He is introduced framed in shadows, with only his glowing red eyes visible.
- Hidden Villain: Remained unseen until The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3, #11
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Solus is a giant, yet his unnamed wife was normal-sized.
- Karmic Death: Solus is done in an Engima Powered Spider-Man armed with Leopardon's Sword Vigor, two threats he vanquished when he first appeared.
- Killed Off for Real: The Other kills him after the Inheritor's cloning facility is destroyed and they're Out of Continues. He's resurrected in SpiderGeddon, but ultimately destroyed for good by Miles Morales-as-Captain Universe using Leopardon's sword for an Enigma Force powered Sword Vigor.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's formally introduced killing the Captain Universe Peter Parker in order to cement his power and drive home the message that nowhere is safe for the Spiders.
- Large and in Charge: He makes Daemos look like a toddler.
- Man of Kryptonite: The Enigma force turns whomever wields it into a powerhouse that's basically Doctor Manhattan and Superman folded into one, so how does Solus win? Because for all its power, the Enigma Force is still pure life force, which is exactly what Solus feeds on. When Miles is wise to his tricks, it doesn't take long to defeat him.
- Monster Progenitor: He declares himself the first of the Inheritors, although Spider-Man 2099 was about to say something regarding their true origins before Jennix interrupted. It turns out he is indeed such, because he chose to be a monster and forcibly instilled the hunger for life force in his children and raised them to be as vile as himself..
- No-Sell: Solus is so powerful that not only is he completely unfazed by the Enigma Force, he eats it. It turns out this is only the case when he has the element of surprise, as when Captain Universe!Miles is ready for him, their fight is fairly even.
- Orcus on His Throne: He gives the impression of being content to just sit back and let his family do everything.
- Physical God: The strongest of the Inheritors and ruler of entire worlds. He can even stand up to the Captain Universe for a bit.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He sends Jennix to interrupt Daemos' one-man genocide of the Beastials of Counter-Earth not out of compassion, but because they're only supposed to be targeting the Spider Totems.
- Soul Jar: His children manage to salvage his soul and contain it in a crystal.
Brix and Bora
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man #33 (November, 2014)
- Brix: I hate you so much! Just eat the vile thing and be done with it.
Twin brother and sister, and members of the Inheritors.
- Body-Count Competition: They're trying to see who can kill the most Spiders. They try to Kill Steal Karn, but their rivalry allows Superior Spider-Man's group to escape.
- BrotherSister Team: Brix is the brother and Bora is the sister, and they Hunt together.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Ben Reilly invokes this when examining one of Bora's naked, comatose clones.
- Half-Identical Twins: If Bora didn't have breasts they'd be completely identical.
- Hand Blast: They're shown shooting energy beams in Spider-Verse #2.
- Kill Steal: They crash Karn's fight with Superior Spider-Man's team intending to do this.
- Knife Nut: Bora wields four long knives she can throw and call back to herself.
- Never My Fault: Bora always puts the blame on Brix when their missions end in failure.
- Sadist: Karn certainly thinks they are.
- Sibling Rivalry: Brix hates Karn for accidentally causing the death of their mother eons ago. Bora does too, but her hatred is more subdued. They're also competing to see who can rack up the most kills.
- Still Wearing the Old Colors: Both sport 18th century redcoat uniforms.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: They have gold-yellow irises, and are members of a clan of life-draining vampires.
- Whip It Good: Brix wields a cat o' nine tails whip with blades poking out and a button on the hilt that causes it to constrict whatever it's coiled around.
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man #33 (November, 2014)
- "Ha ha ha! Oh, what a world this is! Look at all of you pretty little things! You all look good enough to eat!"
The eldest and most gluttonous member of the Inheritors.
- Big Brother Bully: He's a Jerkass to everyone, including members of the family.
- Bring It: When Mayday Parker swears to kill him in order to avenge her parents and boyfriend, Daemos smugly accepts her challenge and says he looks forward to it.
- The Brute: He's implied to be the physically strongest of the Inheritors, but he's not very intelligent.
- Child Eater/Eats Babies: He was going to eat the 15-year-old May, and like how Bora wouldn't mind killing a cat because it was a Spider-Totem, Daemos was ready to kill baby Ben Parker for that same exact reason.
- Classy Cravat: He probably uses it as a bib.
- Cloning Gambit: After being killed by SpOck, he reappears behind Old Man Spider and breaks his neck, bringing Brix and Bora as backup. After being trapped in 2099, he commits suicide, respawns, and then goes back to Earth-928.
- Depraved Bisexual: Implied in Spider-Man 2099 #6; he suggests that Six-Armed Spider-Man could try to seduce him with his "surplus of hands," and when he learns that Lady Spider is not a true totem, he offers to let her live in exchange for "sharing" herself with him.
- Driven to Suicide: Daemos kills himself to escape Spider-Man 2099 and Lady Spider's trap. His replacement runs into The Cavalry.Daemos: A baseball bat? Seriously? How much impact do you truly think that will—?
- Drop the Hammer: His weapon of choice was a massive mallet before the Master Weaver destroyed it.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When Mayday captures the crystal holding Solus' essence, Daemos begs her to spare him. It leads to her having a Heel Realization.
- The Hedonist: He knows he's going to permanently die soon, so he wants to indulge himself as much as he can first.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: He has a set of sideburns not quite as impressive as Jennix's muttonchops, but which emphasize his boisterous aggressiveness and tendency to act before thinking.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Laughs off being impaled numerous times by Kaine's stingers.
- It's All About Me: Proclaims that he should be the one to kill the Master Weaver, since he is the eldest sibling.
- It's Personal: Between him and MC2 Spider-Girl, after he seemingly kills her boyfriend and parents.
- Lecherous Licking: He licks Lady Spider's cheek, disgusting her.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Charges into battle against the Master Weaver and is almost killed as a result.
- One-Man Army: When Jennix and Spider-UK found him he was surrounded by the corpses of countless Beastials, including skilled warriors such as Lord Tyger.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Morlun pisses him off by Spilling. His. Wine.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from wearing green and being bigger, he's almost completely identical to his younger brother Morlun.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Averted. If there is anything remotely positive to be said about him, it's that at the very least he's not this. When May refuses to kill the Soul Crystal of his father out of sheer principle, Daemos is genuinely grateful.
- Villainous Glutton: Jennix complains about how hard it is to get him to stop eating once he starts and reminds him that they're only supposed to be targeting the Spider Totems. And this is while Daemos is eating his way through the cast of Spider-Man Unlimited.
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man #33 (November, 2014)
- "It's a mystery. A puzzle. A question to be answered. The Weaver has told me my studies will never unravel its hidden secret. I take that as a challenge."
Jennix was one of the members of the family of Inheritors. Unlike his relatives, Jennix spent most of his time working on his experiments.
- Assimilation Backfire: In 'Spider-Geddon'', he absorbs Ben Reily's lifeforce in order to gain his knowledge of how the New U cloning chambers work. He gets it, but he also gains Ben's memory of the twenty-seven agonising deaths he was forced to endure. This drives Jennix completely mad.
- Badass Beard: Jennix sports a set of muttonchops that have gone white, giving him a middle-aged appearance, but in order for him to still be around he'd have to be capable enough to kill his share of Totems.
- Big Bad: Jennix is the villain of the Scarlet Spiders tie-in to Spider-Verse.
- Deadpan Snarker: When Daemos asks him if he thinks Spider-UK will be tasty, Jennix responds that since he's British he'll probably taste bland. He also complains that eating Spider-Monkey is not his idea of fine dining and declines to rejoin his father and Morlun in their raid on Earth-13.
- Emperor Scientist: He presides over Earth-802, a dimension populated with brainwashed clones.
- Evil Genius: He was the one who figured out how to capture the Master Weaver, and Daemos sneers that he spends most of his time tinkering.
- Mad Scientist: Jennix may be the only villain to surpass the Jackal when it comes to cloning, something he takes great pleasure in rubbing in Professor Warren's face. He's irked that he never could perfectly replicate the essence of Spider Totems like various Warrens have, though.
- People Jars: He has a collection of malformed clones of Kaine, with most of them dressed in the Scarlet Spider costume and in various stages of spiderfication.
- Poke in the Third Eye: When one of his gadgets alerts him that Spider-UK is observing him and Daemos, Jennix looks right at him and threatens to come after him next. He also reveals he's been eavesdropping on the Spider Army's communications all along, and even hijacks it when they start uncovering the Inheritors' weaknesses.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Reminds Daemos that they're only supposed to be hunting Spider Totems, therefore stopping his one-man genocide of the Beastials of Counter-Earth. He considers himself "civilized" in comparison to the rest of his family and has been trying to clone Spider-Totems so that they - or at least he - won't have to hunt anymore.
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man #33 (November, 2014)
- "Weaver? Open a doorway. And this time, send me to a world with young spiders. They taste so sweet when they're just ripe."
Verna was a member of the Inheritors, a family of hunters set out to hunt down and extermine every spider-totem from the Multiverse. She used her own Hounds to do her bidding for her.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit exposes her chest all the way down to her waist.
- Bad Boss: While she does appear to have a soft spot for a few of her Hounds, when two of her Vultures cannibalize a third, it's noted that she "doesn't feed 'em much".
- The Bad Guy Wins: At the end of the Spider-Force tie-in. Just before succumbing to the radioactive atmosphere of Earth-3145 (with no available clone bodies for her to transfer her consciousness into), she manages to send Jessica Drew and the crystal containing Solus' essence back to Earth-616, right into her siblings' waiting arms.
- The Beastmaster: She keeps feral versions of various Spidey allies and foes as Hounds.
- Bondage Is Bad: Those are some interesting accessories you've given a few of your Hounds, Verna.
- Child Eater: Makes clear her preference for sweet-tasting young Spiders.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: It's obvious that she doesn't understand what incidents like Rio Morales' gravestone being shattered or the Goblin's Heroic Sacrifice even mean, just that she lost a meal.
- Horned Hairdo: She has her hair arranged in a horn-like bun.
- It's Personal: When she loses three of her Hounds going after Miles and Ultimate Jess, Verna breaks Rio Morales' gravestone in anger. Miles states she just made it personal, and Verna responds in kind that she will make him and the other Spiders pay for the loss of her pets.
- Neck Snap: Right after being brought back in Spider-Geddon, she kills Spider-UK from behind by snapping his neck.
- Shoulders of Doom: They match her hair.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 (June, 2001)
- "He hurt me. He hurt me a lot."
A human enslaved by Morlun, who had the singularly-named young man deal with mundane arrangements and affairs.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: After killing Morlun, Dex skips away singing, "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead"
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: When Spider-Man has a weakened Morlun at his mercy and debates whether or not to let him walk free, Dex shows up and personally guns Morlun down for him.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Death was apparently preferable to working for Morlun.
- The Bus Came Back: Spider-Man and Black Cat track him down in Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours, due to Dex being their only known source of information regarding Inheritors.
- Catchphrase: "Yes/No, Morlun".
- Creepy Blue Eyes: Befitting a vampiric being's assistant.
- Death Seeker: Over a meal, he casually asks Morlun to kill him. Judging by Morlun's blasé reaction, this was not an uncommon occurrence.Dex: Kill me.
Morlun: Not today.
Dex: Soon, though?
Morlun: We'll see.
- The Dog Bites Back: After being Morlun's whipping boy for who knows how long, Dex gets his revenge when he guns down his master, who had been made vulnerable by Spider-Man poisoning him.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's a bit gaunt.
- The Eeyore: Even after Morlun's death, he remains almost suicidally melancholic, as Spider-Man notices in The Darkest Hours.
- Enigmatic Minion/Mysterious Past: Nothing about his past is revealed.
- Let Off by the Detective: Spidey lets him go, despite at first being hellbent on bringing him in for slaying Morlun. He does, however, say that if he ever comes back to New York, Spidey will make his life Hell.
- Made a Slave: Whether he was controlled through force, mysticism, or both is left unsaid. Regardless, it's clear that he had very little autonomy in Morlun's presence.
- Only One Name:Harbor Man: My pleasure. Good doing business with you, mister...?
Dex: Dex. Just... Dex.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:Morlun: ... Dex?
Dex: I quit.
- The Renfield: Spidey explicitly compares him to the Trope Namer in The Darkest Hours. Dex takes offense.
- Satellite Character: Up until the end of the arc, his only purpose was to do grunt work, and give Morlun someone to converse with.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Save for a now non-canon novel, Dex hasn't been seen since he killed Morlun.