The character sheet for the Sony Pictures Animation film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
BEWARE OF UNMARKED SPOILERS. You Have Been Warned.
Appears In: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
A collection of different Spider-People from across the multiverse who find themselves in Miles Morales' universe.
- Adaptational Badass:
- In the comics, the Spider-Sense generally doesn't work on other people with Spider-Sense. In this movie, it reacts to those who also have it, allowing the Spider-Gang to recognize a fellow Spider.
- Wall Crawl abilities are usually limited to skin contact or through thin clothing; heavier garments can restrict it, and shoes are almost always a no-go. Here, Miles and Peter are both capable of walking up walls in sneakers and Spider-Noir sticks just fine in his boots.
- Alliance of Alternates: All are "Spider-People" in a more general sense, but not all Peter Parkers.
- Alternate Self:
- Four out of the six members are versions of Peter Parker, and there are three versions of Peter shown in Into the Spider-Verse who aren’t part of the group with only one not being Spider-Man.
- The versions of Peter Parker also have counterparts on Earth-89521, Earth-96283, Earth-120703 and Earth-199999.
- There is also another Spider-Man on another Earth though his secret identity is unknown.
- Alliterative Name: Among the main six we have one Miles Morales, two Peter Parkers, one Peni Parker, and one Peter Porker. Gwen Stacy is the exception.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: They gain superpowers from being bitten by radioactive spiders (or in Ham's case, being a spider bitten by a radioactive pig), and their abilities mimic those of a spider.
- Badass Crew: Each one, sans Miles, is a seasoned Spider-Man capable of holding their own, and Miles comes into his own by the end of the film.
- Comes Great Responsibility: They engage in super heroics out of a sense of duty either to uphold the legacies of their predecessors or to use their powers for a good cause. (Also, it's a Spider-Man movie, so...)
- Deadpan Snarker: The one constant among the Spider-Gang is their ability to quip.
- Determinator: One of the defining traits of the Spider-Gang is, "No matter how many times I get hit, I always get back up."
- Dimensional Traveler: The other members of the Spider-Gang aren't native to Miles's universe.
- Expressive Mask:
- Blond Peter, Peter B, and Gwen have this going on with their suits, as the eyes on their masks widen or narrow to reflect their emotions.
- Spider-Ham goes a step further by having his expressions reflect in both his eyes and nostrils.
- The SP//dr mecha has electronic displays in its dome to show the emotional state of Peni and her spider since they are psychically bonded.
- Spider-Man Noir's goggles are an exception, they remain a constant size at all times which reflects his stoic desire to shut down his emotions.Noir: Can you close off your feelings so you don't get crippled by the moral ambiguity of your violent actions.?
- Miles's cheap Spider-Man costume does not because his mask has cutouts for the eyes allowing the audience to see his emotions directly. However, once he gets a proper spider costume, his mask becomes just as expressive as everyone else's.
- Five-Token Band: The group consists of an Afro-Latino male, two Caucasian males (one of whom is Ambiguously Jewish), one Caucasian female, one Asian female, and a male spider-turned-pig.
- Genre Refugee: Miles, Blond Peter, Peter B and Gwen all belong in the superhero comics genre. However, the remaining members of the Spider-Gang are from markedly different genre styles:
- Hero of Another Story: Everyone except Miles is already a well-established superhero in their own dimension, which is symbolized by showing their solo comics stacked on a pile.note By the end of the movie, Miles also becomes a full-fledged hero on his own, with his own symbolic comic.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Each Spider-Men have had someone precious to them die. Ironically, no version of the Trope Namer gets killed, but Gwen Stacy loses her Peter Parker instead.
- Leitmotif: There is a three-note motif that is present whenever a Spider-Person is talking about or demonstrating their "spider-identity" and plays behind most of Spider-Gang at one time or another. As Blond Peter is the best possible Spider-Man, this motif is playing in the soundtrack almost all the times he is on screen. For example, when Blond Peter does his awesome swing up to the ceiling of the Super-Collider and it can be succinctly heard being played on the French Horn right after Miles says "How does he do that?" note . It is also very prominently heard at the conclusion to Miles's "What's Up Danger" sequence after he leaps from one building and lands on the next just before he pulls up his mask and smiles; musically confirming that he has joined the Spider-Gang. note
- More Hero than Thou: When they first learn that someone has to stay behind to close the Super-Collider, they all volunteer to do it, which means staying away from their home dimension forever. Even after they learn it will kill them to stay, Gwen says to Peter B. that she can do it in his stead, but he insists.
- Mythology Gag: A Freeze-Frame Bonus confirms that the designation of their home universes are the same as the comics. For example, Peter comes form E-616 while Gwen comes from E-65.
- Seen It All: All the members of the Spider-Gang (plus Aunt May) come to terms with the concept of the multiverse pretty quickly and generally adapt to the oddities of their current situation; whether it be the presence of color, the existence of talking animals, or meeting the counterpart of someone they knew who died in their own universe.
- Share Phrase: "You're like me" is the customary response to encountering another Spider-Person.
- Sidekick Graduations Stick: At the beginning of the movie, Miles is avoiding his spider-powers expecting Peter B to be his mentor and operates as his sidekick for most of the movie. When the Spider-Gang then actually treats him as a sidekick and decides he's not experienced enough to deal with the Super-Collider without getting hurt, he protests but can't demonstrate any control over his invisibility or venom strike and is left behind after being webbed to a chair. His father's heart-felt talk motivates Miles to free himself, get his own web-shooters from Aunt May, and finally take his "leap of faith" by web-swinging freely through the city. He then rejoins the Spider-Gang for the climactic fight, swipes the goober from Peter B and takes control of the Super-Collider. He summons the team and sends them home and shows he's ready to be Spider-Man by personally dropping Peter B into the portal after deciding to take out the Kingpin on his own.
- Spider-Sense: The Spider-People have this ability, not only to sense danger, but it also helped to recognize that the other Spider-People are similar to each other.
- Super Toughness: Except for Peni, they have superhuman durability that allows them to come out mostly unscathed compared to most other people. Peter B. in his first scene is shown enduring a tremendous amount of abuse while fleeing the police. He's shown covered in bruises, cuts and black eyes, but heals back to normal later that night. Miles survives a several story drop and bounce off of a taxi cab. Spider-Ham is especially durable because of his ability to use Toon Physics.
- Trapped in Another World: All of them except Miles were pulled out of their dimensions by Kingpin's Super-Collider. Unfortunately, just being here is killing them.
- Two Girls to a Team: Of the six members of the Spider-Gang, Gwen and Peni are the only girls.
- Wall Crawl: Everyone but Peni can naturally crawl on walls. Notably, they can stand and walk perpendicular to whatever surface they cling to, in addition to crawling.
Miles Morales / Spider-Man II
Voiced By: Shameik Moore Foreign VAs
Appears In: Venomnote | Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse | Beyond the Spider-Verse
A Brooklyn teenager struggling to live up to the expectations of his family and teachers. After gaining superpowers from a radioactive spider, he finds himself embroiled in a plot by the city's supervillains to activate a dangerous dimensional portal, and is forced to take up the mantle of the late superhero Spider-Man.
- Accent Adaptation: Inverted in the Latin-American Spanish dub: despite being of Puerto Rican origin, he speaks with a very thick Mexican accent, compared with his parents. In this case, this could be justified as Miles was raised in the U.S., and by default, he is supposed to be speaking the local accent in contrast with his own parents.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Zigzagged. In the comics, Miles had to deal with the New York citizens initially thinking him being the new Spider-Man was in poor taste, having an Evil Uncle, and a father who hates his superhero identity. In this movie, Miles still has to deal with a lot of problems: attending a school where he feels like an outcast and dealing with the struggle of becoming the next Spider-Man. However, the people of New York accept him as the new Spider-Man without a problem and his Uncle Aaron goes through Adaptational Nice Guy and thus the two have a better relationship, and though Miles witnessed his murder by Kingpin, he retains positive memories of him. As for his father, they both have some distance in the beginning because Jefferson wanting Miles to go to a different school despite knowing of Miles's objections and openly admits to hating Spider-Man. But, at the end, Miles (while as Spider-Man) speaks with Jefferson, with the latter saying that while he doesn't approve of his actions, he'll set them aside.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the Ultimate comics, Miles Morales starts out as a shy and introverted kid. Here, Miles Morales is a more social and assertive person, and his more withdrawn moments are due to the culture clash at his new school of Visions or the various traumatic events he experiences after getting his powers. His love for hip hop and graffiti cultures is also more emphasized in this version.
- Affectionate Nickname:
- Peter B. occasionally calls him "bud".
- Spider-Noir has called him "little fella".
- Affirmative-Action Legacy: He is Afro-Latino and his predecessor as Spider-Man was Peter Parker, who was white.
- Alternate Self: Miles has a counterpart on Earth-199999.
- Arc Words: As opposed to Peter, who grapples with the concept that With Great Powers Comes Great Responsibility, Miles' motif is grappling with the "Expectations" others have for him and he has for himself. He has to write a paper on Expectations at his new high school, the word is emblazoned in the graffiti art he makes with his uncle. Similarly, multiple conversations with his uncle, father and Peter are about how to meet the expectations people have for him as a high schooler, as Spider-man, and so on.
- Badass Adorable: He's a sweet kid who has Spider powers just like the web-slinger himself.
- Bad Liar: He's not very good at lying, trying to convince a teacher that his zero grade on his test means he should be kicked out of Visions to going overboard when playing dumb to the security guard who says he knows he snuck out last night with Miles asking, "Who's Morales?"
- Beta Outfit:
- Miles's first costume before his iconic black and red suit is a rather embarrassing Halloween costume variant of Peter's.
- Even Miles's trademark black and red costume has shades of this in this particular incarnation. Miles's costume is one of his universe's Peter's old Spider-Man suits spray painted into the colors he's known for in the comics.
- Be Yourself: Miles' character arc. He has enormous potential — academically gifted, socially gifted, artistically gifted, a decent singing voice, and some superpowers — and everyone around him wants him to live up to their "Great Expectations"... without bothering to check with him to see if he wants to live up to them. Perhaps best encapsulated by a line in (the trailer for) the second movie:"Everyone keeps telling me how my story is supposed to go! Nah: I'ma do my own thing."
- Bilingual Bonus: Miles speaks primarily in English, but he uses unsubtitled Spanish when talking with his friends from his Brooklyn neighborhood or when he's talking to his mom as a reminder of his Latino heritage.
- Black and Nerdy: He's an Afro-Latino American young man who attends a school for the gifted and despite his claims that he only got in via a lottery, he is highly intelligent.
- Brainy Brunette: Miles has black hair and, despite what he may say, is shown to be intelligent enough to become a student of a gifted academy.
- Butt-Monkey: He's on the receiving end of much of the story's Cringe Comedy and slapstick, tripping while trying to hop between buildings because of his untied shoelaces and getting dragged along with Peter while escaping the cops. Even after coming into his own as Spider-Man, he gets struck by an oncoming drone while showing off to a crowd in front of Brooklyn Visions.
- Character Development: Miles starts off as a talented kid with a bright future but is afraid of being put into the spotlight and having a lot of pressure on him. His adventures with the Spider-Heroes and burgeoning spider skills forces the young Miles to confront his own fears and learn to take a "leap of faith".
- Civvie Spandex: He sometimes wears a hoodie and sneakers along with the rest of his outfit.
- Cool Loser: Gets played with, early in the film it's shown that Miles is actually quite popular and social in his own neighborhood, and has quite a few friends from his old school. It's more of a culture clash at Brooklyn Vision Academy, which plays into his isolation.
- Cowardly Lion: Despite being empowered, Miles finds himself struggling to jump into action and even controlling his abilities. Though even with his fear, he still makes repeated attempts to help out throughout the first two acts. It isn't until the third act that he is finally able to take that leap of faith and gain the confidence and mastery of his powers.
- Cultured Badass: A more modernized and downplayed example. He is an intelligent young man as he attends a school for the gifted and also shows some highbrow interests, as he deeply enjoys creating art as well as showcasing himself as being very polite and well-mannered, if in a somewhat awkward way, yet at the same time, he shows some more common interests, such as hip-hop music.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His final suit in the film is black and red, but that doesn't take away from his status as a superhero.
- Deadpan Snarker: The circumstances he finds himself in do tend to lend themselves to it.Miles: Why did I get stuck with the janky, old, broke, hobo Spider-Man?
- Deliberate Under-Performance: Despite being academically and intellectually qualified, Miles doesn't want to go to Visions Academy because he misses the social acceptance and comfortable challenges of his old high school in Brooklyn. As a result, Miles attempts to flunk out of Visions by getting a zero on a true/false test. However, his teacher calls him out saying the only way he could have gotten all the questions wrong was if he knew the correct answers and refuses to let him quit.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Frustrated that Peter B. is keeping him out of the action, Miles slams his fist into a boulder, which promptly cracks in two.Miles: That's new!
- Electric Black Guy: Miles's Venom Sting is portrayed as working like an electric shock.
- Establishing Character Moment: We are introduced to Miles with him singing along to Post Malone's "Sunflower" while fumbling the words and preparing his creative name tags. We see him haphazardly preparing for school and that he has a loving and supportive family. As we follow him to his new school we see he has strong social connections with the students of his old school, that his police officer father is firm but loving and that Miles wishes he was back at his old school even though he passed the entrance exams to the Vision Academy. We see that he is an artistic, charming Nice Guy with massive potential who just wants to be normal, but often does amazing things while trying to avoid the spotlight, and often feels overwhelmed when put into new environments. The creators of the film have commented that Miles singing "Sunflower" symbolizes his arc in the movie: "Miles is singing a song that theoretically he's a little too young for and he doesn't know the words yet. That's the metaphor we're going to be working with for most of the rest of the movie. He's going to be asked to step into shoes that he feels he's not ready for, he's not going to know the words, and he's going to feel very self-conscious and nervous about that."
- For Want of a Nail: Across the Spider-Verse reveals that he's the physical embodiment of this in-universe. As Miguel reveals, Miles is actually a multiversal anomaly. He was never supposed to get the spider bite and become a superhero, as that spider belonged to a separate universe. At the end of the movie, Miles ends up in the universe where he never got the bite, and it's revealed that he was actually destined to become the next Prowler.
- Fish out of Water: Miles goes through this when he leaves Brooklyn to go to Visions. He's shown to be clearly uncomfortable and out of his element at this elite school where, as a new student, has not yet found a social group to fit in with. He's also extremely awkward around the other Spiders as they all pile on their expectations of what they want him to do as the only newbie among them.
- Genre Savvy: Attempted. After getting his powers, Miles buys a bunch of Spider-Man comics in an effort to educate himself. It doesn't seem like he gets far beyond the origin story, which at least gives him some ideas about testing out his powers.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Miles dips into Spanish while talking to his friends one last time before for heading to Brooklyn Visions. He does it again while greeting his supporters at the end of the film.Miles: Alright, cool! Spider-Man, a su servicio!
- The Hero: He's the main character and hero of the movie whose plot is largely his Origins Episode and hero's journey.
- Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Miles' cover of "Joy to the World (That I Just Saved)" has him complaining that he doesn't get paid and that maybe he should get paid. He also says the web fluid isn't free and plugs in a link to a GoFundMe page to keep his webshooters filled.
- How Do I Shot Web?: He spends much of the film struggling to turn his powers on and off, clinging to things when he doesn't want to, turning invisible involuntarily, and never activating his Venom Strike on command. It isn't until the climax that he gets a solid handle on all of them. Even then, he briefly slips off a wall while trying to show off to a crowd of supporters.
- I Can't Do This by Myself: When visiting Peter's grave, Miles admits that while he wants to uphold his legacy, he can't do this by himself. Hilariously, the alternate Peter Parker then appears and later on, more Spider-People arrive in his universe to help him.
- Iconic Attribute Adoption Moment: Miles' character development arc in the film is the struggle to become his own version of Spider-Man, a destiny he hasn't fully embraced. After his uncle is killed, his mentor, Peter B, reveals he's planning a Heroic Sacrifice to stop Fisk's plans and his father has a heart-to-heart talk revealing that he's always been proud of him, Miles finds the inner strength to put aside his doubts and rise to the challenge. After equipping himself properly with a real costume and his own web-shooters, he takes his "leap of faith" and jumps off a skyscraper that forces him to go web-swinging through the city so he can join the Final Battle.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Not when he becomes Spider-Man, but when he is accepted into Brooklyn Visions Middle School away from the regular Brooklyn school he attended.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die:
- Miles has his Uncle Ben moment when his Uncle Aaron is shot by Kingpin.
- Downplayed with the death of Blond Peter. While Miles was still too new to his powers to realistically be able to help him, Miles is shown being affected by the fact that he feels he let Spider-Man die.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Miles's arc involves fighting past this belief that he keeps imposing on himself.
- Inopportune Voice Cracking: This happens a lot since Miles believes he's finally going through puberty.
- Insistent Terminology: Every time his powers accidentally activate at the beginning, he tries to convince himself that it's just puberty.
- In the End, You Are on Your Own: Right before the final battle with the Kingpin, he sends the other Spiders home to face the big baddie in single combat.
- In the Hood: He sometimes wears a a red hoodie over his costume.
- Invisibility: Unlike Peter, Miles has the ability to do this. Peter hypothesizes that it could be a fight-or-flight response, and from the few times he does activate this ability it seems to be out of fear. He later learns how to control it, making extremely effective use of it during the final battle.
- Kid Hero: A teenager who has gained Spider powers.
- Legacy Character: His universe's version of Peter Parker died, and Miles was left to fulfill the promise he made to him to stop Fisk and protect the city.
- His action theme is based upon Blond Peter's action theme but re-orchestrated to begin with a techno, hip-hop, scratch percussion over the rising brass section. It's played when Miles makes his big entrance in the Super-Collider fight, when he makes his own amazing swing up to the roof of the Super-Collider, and plays throughout his own "one last time" recap. note . Interestingly, this theme does not become Miles's unique motif until after he takes his "leap of faith" and gets his own comic cover.
- There is a recurring melodic theme that appears whenever Miles is dealing with or reflecting on the great responsibility that comes with being a Spider-Man and his own journey to fulfill that role. The theme is first heard when the seriously injured Blond Peter explains what Miles needs to do to destroy the Super-Collider and asks him to promise that he will do this. note Structurally, it's a three note motif featuring octave jumps that musically reinforces the "leap" of faith he needs to take.
- Like a Son to Me:
- His relationship with Uncle Aaron has many father-son parallels. Miles is closer to him than his birth father, and, at the end, Aaron admits he wanted Miles to be proud of him.
- Over the course of the movie, Peter B. clearly grew to love Miles by the end of their adventures, with the former going Papa Wolf numerous times to protect the latter and contemplating having kids right after telling Miles that he loved him.
- Love at First Sight: He has a very obvious crush on Gwen the moment he sees her.
- Magnetic Hero: His first scene shows him being on friendly terms with a number of his former school classmates. By the end of the movie, Miles manages to bring out the softer sides of Peter B. and Gwen, both who were shown to be notably distant. And by the end of the movie, all of New York has accepted him as the new Spider-Man.
- Morality Pet: Miles is this to Aaron, and unlike the comics Aaron doesn't cross the moral line when he learns of Miles's identity.
- Nervous Tics: When nervous or embarrassed, Miles will close his eyes, hunch his shoulders, and turn his head to the right. After doing that, he will nervously open his eyes in the direction of the person he's talking to.
- Nice Guy: Miles is a very sweet kid.
- Nom de Mom: Just like the comics, Miles took his mother's surname.
- Numerological Motif: The number 42 appears near Miles throughout the film. Director Peter Ramsay states it was in honor of famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson."Forty-two was Jackie Robinson's jersey number for the Brooklyn Dodgers," director Peter Ramsay said in an interview with INSIDER. "He was a barrier-smashing black superhero in baseball, and [Miles is a] color-smashing black superhero in Spider-Man comics."
- Obfuscating Stupidity:
- Miles attempts to soundly fail a true/false test (even dating it Decembruary 2) to get himself kicked out of Visions, but went too far by getting every single question wrong which alerts his teacher that something is wrong.
- When caught by the school security officer, his attempt to "play dumb" doesn't work any better.Guard: Hey, I know you snuck out last night, Morales!
Miles: [thinking] Play dumb. [spoken] Who's Morales? [thinking] Not that dumb!
- Power Incontinence: As Miles has only had his spider-powers for two days, he naturally has trouble controlling them, especially his ability to stick to things. It doesn't help that he's got an extra set of abilities to deal with that the other members of the Spider-Gang don't have and thus can't offer advice. This goes away as the film progresses and his confidence increases.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted. Miles's final Spider-Suit has a red and black color scheme, but he's The Hero.
- Scholarship Student: He's a more cynical variation of this trope — Miles only believes he got into his elite school because he randomly won the lottery and not his academic abilities.
- Shipper on Deck: Subtle, but he's one for Peter B. and the MJ of his universe. He notices Peter give a sullen look at a picture of the MJ of Miles's universe, clearly thinking of his own. Miles asks about MJ when Peter B. plans to sacrifice himself. And in their last conversation, Miles gives Peter the push to give his relationship with MJ another chance.
- Shock and Awe: He's able to produce electricity through his hands as he demonstrates when visiting his Blond Peter Parker's grave and accidentally zaps Peter B. when startled by him. The shock was strong enough to fling Peter B. across the graveyard. It later proves crucial in defeating Kingpin during the final fight of the film.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: His costumes reflects his confidence at being Spider-Man at the moment. His cheap Halloween Spider-Man costume is flimsy, ill-fitting and evocative of how inexperienced he is. He ultimately comes to the realization that being himself and being his own Spider-Man is what makes him strong. To that end, his final costume was originally one of Blond Peter's, but spray painted black with a red logo in reference to Miles's interest in graffiti art thus making the idea of Spider-Man his own.
- Springtime for Hitler: Miles attempts to get kicked out of his school by purposefully failing a test, but the teacher realizes that he has to know all the correct answers in order to get every question wrong on a true-or-false quiz and gives him a perfect score instead.
- Stealth Pun: Had his father not decided to take his wife's name and have Miles take after her, largely to avoid association with the family Black Sheep Aaron Davis, then Miles's name would be Miles Davis. His hairstyle in the film is actually closer to Davis◊ than the comics.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Miles gained most of his physical looks from his father.
- Superior Successor: He has a few more powers than blond Peter Parker. In addition to the "standard" suite of Spider-powers (Wall Crawling, Super Strength, Super Reflexes, and Spider-Sense), Miles can turn invisible and discharge electric shocks by touch with enough force to knock the person back dozens of feet.
- Surpassed the Teacher: Miles does gradually level up and surpass Peter B., and defeats the Kingpin on his own, while also saving the day and sending them all back to their dimensions. Peter B. and Gwen watch Miles pull off the amazing swinging maneuver that the competent Blond Peter did in the first act and Gwen remarks that neither had taught him that maneuver.
- Took a Level in Badass: Miles spends much of the film needing saving or assistance from the other Spiders. His determination to live up to the legacy of the deceased Peter Parker and protect his home and family leads to him taking on Kingpin solo, stopping the Super-Collider and winning, becoming more than a worthy successor as Spider-Man.
- Would Hit a Girl: Several times during the climactic fight, we see that Miles has no qualms about hitting Doc Ock.
- You Are Not Ready: The other Spider Heroes deem Miles shouldn't be brought on their mission to destroy the Collider because his nervousness, inexperience, and Power Incontinence would only make him a liability. It's only when Miles learns to take a "leap of faith" that he is ready for the climactic battle.
- Youthful Freckles: He has light freckles running across his face, highlighting his youth and inexperience in his role as the new Spider-Man.
Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man
Voiced By: Jake Johnson Foreign VAs
Appears In: Venomnote | Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
An alternate universe Peter Parker, who becomes Miles's mentor upon entering his dimension. In stark contrast to the young, optimistic, and blond-haired Peter Parker that Miles originally met, this older, brown-haired version is an exhausted emotional wreck after screwing up his life in many ways.
- Abled in the Adaptation: He is this thanks to being a Composite Character. In the Spider-Girl comics, Peter loses his leg and because of that, he retired. Here, he still has his leg.
- Acrofatic: He's got a pretty noticeable gut from binge eating pizza, but he's still just as agile as you'd expect Spider-Man to be.
- Action Dad: After overcoming his fear of having kids in the first film, he now has a daughter named Mayday in Across the Spider-Verse while still being Spider-Man.
- Adaptational Dumbass: Peter B. is shown making financial investments based on stock market advice given on TV channels and a chasing after get-rich-quick schemes, which is a level of gullibility and financial irresponsibility that Peter in the comics didn't show (whose poverty was of the more can't find paid work equal to talents, and can't hold a job variety).
- The Adjectival Superhero: Although the comic book that represents him calls him "The Amazing Spider-Man", Miles, after dealing with his "mentorship" for a while, notes that he is more the "janky, old, broke Hobo-Spider-Man". Though he does eventually say that Peter B. is amazing.
- Age Lift: Peter in the main comics was 29 at the time of the film's release and while there have been Alternate Universe stories featuring an older version of the character, this is the first time Peter has been shown to be this old outside the comics with his age being presumed to be 37 if he got his powers when he was fifteen like in the comics. Previous adaptations have always portrayed him either as a teenager or in his early twenties when he's in college.
- Alternate Self: To the Peter Parker of Miles's universe. The primary differences between the two are the difference in age and that Peter B. has different hair and eye color. They also have different voice actors, but if this translates to different voices in-universe is unclear. Otherwise, they do look very similar and have had similar life experiences up to a point.
- Alternative-Self Name-Change: Is called Peter B. Parker in order to differentiate him from his alternative self Peter Parker.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Along with being voiced by a Jewish actor, a blink-and-you-miss-it moment in his backstory shows Peter B. Parker stomping on a wrapped-up wine glass at his wedding, an iconic and uniquely Jewish wedding tradition. When asked about this in an interview, one of the co-directors said, "I happen to have a personal conviction, for many reasons, that Peter B. Parker is likely Jewish... I will say, because this is an alternate universe, we just don't know. It could be that Buddhists step on glass. It could be that M.J. is Jewish and Peter converted..."
- Anti-Mentor: Peter B. only teaches Miles the bare minimum for him to keep up, leaving the rest for him to learn in the field. Peter B. eventually gives up on teaching Miles, deciding to exclude him from the current mission for his own safety, and Miles turns out more successful when not trying to learn from him. However this was the point as he needed Miles to learn that nobody can teach him to be Spider-Man and it takes "a leap of faith" to know if he was ready.
- Anti-Role Model: As compared to Miles's Peter who is an unblemished paragon, Peter B. is an older, jaded sad sack who doesn't see himself as someone who should be emulated too closely. However, this serves to teach Miles that no one can tell him how to be a hero and that he needs to figure most of these things on his own. In one deleted scene, he tells Miles not to be Spider-Man like him, but, "be Spider-Man like you."
- Artistic Age: Even when he's older, Peter is usually drawn relatively young-looking with smoother features, whereas Peter B. is given a bulkier torso, Perma-Stubble, and sharp facial features to emphasize his age in comparison to Miles. Notably, this helps contrast him with the Peter of Miles's universe, who has an identical costume, but otherwise leaner features to emphasize the age difference.
- Audience Surrogate:
- Peter B. largely embodies the audience who have grown tired about the constant iterations of Spider-Man that rehash the story over and over again. He also grows tired of Miles's enthusiasm about being Spider-Man even if it is all new to him because he's been through it.
- As some critics pointed out, he's also the audience surrogate as someone who thinks they know all about the setting but then discover that things are a bit different in this reality from the setting that he's familiar with, allowing him to be surprised, most notably when he has no inkling that this universe's Doctor Octopus is actually a young woman until it's almost too late.
- Bad Bedroom, Bad Life: Even for someone who's recently moved in to a new place, Peter's apartment is a mess. He has several beer cans scattered on the floor of his apartment, a pizza on his bathtub, and it's implied that he's too lazy (or too depressed) to actually unbox any of the boxes scattered around his apartment.
- Big Eater: He devours a burger and took Miles's as well.
- Broken Ace: He has the abilities, skills, and 22 years of experience as Spider-Man, but after decades of thankless heroism, his aunt dying, and his separation from MJ, (the one good thing he had in his life), he's now overweight, broke, alone, and emotionally crippled.
- Boring, but Practical:
- This is Peter B.'s case for using public transportation to get to Alchemax, much to Miles' disappointment. Web-swinging there would definitely be more fun, but taking the bus makes the trip easier and doesn't tire them out before the mission even begins.
- Aside from web-swinging, the only advice Peter B. gives to Miles is to take care of his Spider-Suit; disinfect the mask regularly, and use baby-powder to avoid chafing. Not exactly the city-saving superhero tips that Miles wanted, but it's sound advice nonetheless.
- Butt-Monkey: More than any of the other Spider People, Peter B. takes the most injuries, many of them hilarious, and has the most pathetic backstory. His "one more time" recap shows him being clobbered by crooks, a drone, and a city bus.
- Casanova Wannabe: Tries to distract Olivia by "turning on the charm". It doesn't work because she's more enthused about him being living proof of alternate realities. And also she's Doc Ock.
- Character Development:
- Peter B. starts off very bitter and cynical, wanting to go home immediately, and seems to consider Miles something of an annoyance (to the point of trying to keep him on "lookout duty"). He softens up on Miles after the raid on Alchemax, and starts to put a lot more confidence in Miles, even acting as something of a Parental Substitute.
- His monologue shows that despite still loving MJ after their divorce, he was afraid to take the chance of reconciling, thinking he would mess it all up again. And this was the main reason he decided to be the one to stay behind to stop the collider, as he thought no one would miss him. However, speaking to the MJ of Miles's universe and getting encouragement of Miles himself, helps Peter to understand that he has to take a "leap of faith" to rebuild his relationship with his MJ. And the epilogue shows him, now all cleaned up, at MJ's house ready to reconcile and restart their love.
- Children Raise You: He becomes more mature and responsible after hanging out with Miles and Gwen.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Peter Parker originally started out as this in The Amazing Spider-Man's early issues before Character Development in the same era had him change for the better. Peter B. largely brings those old aspects forward in that he's overly self-centered, self-destructive, jerkier, and doesn't play well with others.
- Clothing Damage: The transportation between dimensions causes him to lose the foot part of his costume below the calves. He wears sweatpants to cover this up until the meeting at Aunt May's.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Peter B., as always, attempted to follow this ideal after his actions allowed for the death of his Uncle Ben, but since then has become rather sick of the saying, angrily telling Miles not to finish the phrase when Miles attempts to use it to gain his help. This seems to stem from the notion that being Spider-Man caused him and Mary Jane to separate and his life to fall apart. Of course, jaded though he may be, he's still Peter Parker and can't bring himself to turn his back on Miles.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: It's noted by comic fans that Peter B. has a passing resemblance to Spider-Man artist Todd Nauck.
- Composite Character: Peter B. has aspects from the comics and earlier live-action adaptations. He shares much of the same history as the version of Spider-Man from the Sam Raimi films, albeit with some liberties taken. His hairstyle is closer to that of Andrew Garfield, longer hair, messier, and framing his face (which is closer to John Romita Sr.'s standard design of Peter) as opposed to Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland, who had flatter and shorter hairstyles (based on Steve Ditko's original design). In terms of personality, his more jerkier and standoffish attitude is closer to his comic book counterpart's very early portrayal in The Amazing Spider-Man era before his Character Development set in, while the depiction of him as drawing on Aunt May as his Living Emotional Crutch, and reluctance to have children with Mary Jane draws from parts of his comic book counterpart during the Post-OMD era. In Across the Spider-Verse, it's revealed that he now has a daughter with MJ named Mayday, just like his MC2 incarnation.
- Cynical Mentor: Despite Miles looking up to him for advice (likely due to his own universe's Peter promising to mentor him), this Peter never properly trains or walks Miles through the really, really dangerous things that Spider-Men go through. Which is the point. He was teaching Miles that no one can really "teach" him to be Spider-Man, rather it's something you figure out on your own.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Bad financial decisions and years of abuse as Spider-Man, was the beginning of a downward spiral culminating in the death of his Aunt May and his divorce from MJ. By the time we meet him, he is an emotionally-compromised and world-weary Spider-Man who is less than enthused about getting involved in Miles's predicament.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being Spider-Man, this is a given. Also, given Peter B.'s messed up life, he tends to snark a lot.
- Death Seeker: Hinted at. Though Peter B. wants to go back to his own dimension at first, it becomes clear to him and the Spider-Gang that someone will have to stay behind to turn the Super-Collider off. With Miles out of the picture and knowing that whoever stays behind will die, he volunteers to shut it off; with no loved ones waiting for him at home, he considers himself to be the expendable member of the group. Notably, even when Miles reappears, he still insists on doing it - though that is partly out of fear for Miles.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Old Soldier. One of the key tenets of Spider-Man is that no matter how many times they are knocked down, they always get back up. As the oldest Spider-Man, one would assume Peter B. Parker has mastered that lesson. However, after a series of injuries, financial misfortunes, and growing marital tension, Peter B is hit hard by two emotional tragedies that knock him to the ground; the death of his Aunt May and his divorce from Mary Jane when she wanted kids. He is unable to get back up from these blows and descends into a jaded mindset, a burnt-out work ethic, and a pizza-fueled potbelly. Peter B. assigned himself the role Spider-Man while he was in high school and he's been doing it for 20 years, it's clearly taken an effect on his morale. Peter is just burnt out and jaded, even developing a tone of voice that sounds less optimistic about helping others and sounds more resentful about being dragged into another mess that he has to clean up.
- Dented Iron: His years of being Spider-Man have taken a toll on him, his brief backstory snippet mentioning a severe back injury in his later days. In another physical contrast between him and his counterpart from Miles's dimension, the bridge of his nose is noticeably crooked where it appears to have been broken some time before. He doesn't let being out of shape slow him down at all, though.
- Deuteragonist: After Miles, he's the most prominent character in the movie, having the second biggest character arc in the film.
- Don't Think, Feel: Peter B. tells Miles that no one can tell him when he's ready, nor can he know, he has to take a leap of faith. Though based on his reaction later on, it's not clear if he meant that sincerely.
- Drowning My Sorrows: During his "one more time flashback" after Aunt May dies and he divorces MJ, Peter B. moves into his own apartment and it becomes apparent that he develops a beer gut and several beer cans can be seen in his apartment.
- Establishing Character Moment: When doing his introduction, Peter B. is shown that despite still being an experienced hero his personal life is a mess — Failed business, death of his Aunt May, divorced from MJ, and using food for comfort.
- Experienced Protagonist: He's been Spider-Man for twenty-two years, which is over a decade longer than the Peter Parker of Miles's universe. Balancing this out is that he's achieved far less in his time than Miles's Peter has in his short life. He does know a considerable amount of what it takes to be Spider-Man, which he tries to impart on to Miles.
- Formerly Fit: He's not terribly out of shape, but he does have a bit of a gut and its clear he's not in as good a shape as he once was. In his flashbacks, he's shown wallowing in pizza after Aunt May's death and divorcing MJ.
- Future Loser: His universe is for the most part Miles's universe about a decade in the future, where Peter B. has divorced his wife, grown jaded, and gotten out of shape. He is very conscious of this fact.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He feels this towards the dead Peter of Miles's universe, who he laments is perfect, died a martyr and a hero, is younger and fitter, more accomplished scientifically, beloved by his wife and his aunt, and is likewise Miles's true hero. When he arrives at Peter's Spider-Cave, he compares it bitterly to his shack which is just a shed that stores his stuff.
- Happily Married: Subverted. He and MJ start off as a strong, married couple but over time their relationship became testy which was not helped by bad financial investments, Aunt May dying, and a mid-life crisis over his reluctance to have kids. This led to them divorcing. By the end of the film, he's determined to give their relationship another chance and not make the same mistakes he did earlier.
- Healing Factor: It's easy to ignore, but his wounds recover in quite a fast pace. After getting his face heavily bruised up from hitting many pavements and walls during his trip to Miles's dimension, his face is completely back to normal in a day or two during MJ's funeral speech about this universe's Peter's death. Also after Miles ragdolls him around New York to evade the cops, his wounds immediately start mending after regaining consciousness. A few seconds later, his wounds are entirely gone after exiting the apartment Miles put him on.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: The ending of the film has him clean himself up and wear a neat suit with flowers in order to reconcile with Mary Jane and start their relationship anew.
- Heroes Want Redheads: MJ is the love of Peter's life, and with a very vibrant shade of wavy red hair.
- Hero of Another Story: He's essentially an older version of Raimi's Spider-Man, so he has had all those adventures and then some.
- Heroic Sacrifice: During the climax, he chooses to stay behind while the rest of the Spider-Gang goes back to their own dimensions, despite knowing he'll die if he does. Miles stepping up as the new Spider-Man of his world means he doesn't have to.
- His Own Worst Enemy: Peter B.'s long-term career as Spider-Man and a series of bad life choices have led him to separate from MJ, stop taking good care of his health, and becoming more asocial, lapsing back to the friendless, aloof, and moody kid he was in The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: When Miles is trying to get Peter to help he sticks the goober in his mouth, threatening to swallow it. Peter proceeds to use his webshooters to grab the goober out of Miles' mouth mid-sentence.
- Innocent Bigot: Downplayed, but he initially assumes the head scientist of Alchemax to be male; when Miles points out that Olivia is the head scientist, he makes the next step of his plan "re-examine [his] personal biases".
- Jaded Washout: His Glory Days as a young, capable Spider-Man have faded brutally, as has his youthful idealism and trim physique. Lately, it's implied that he's been spending more time eating pizza and brooding over his divorce than catching crooks and protecting innocents. Reluctantly mentoring Miles, and to a lesser extent, Gwen, brings him out of his funk.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's been worn down by a long career as Spider-Man and is feeling the weight of his mistakes, making him sick of the Comes Great Responsibility spiel and initially is not interested in helping Miles or teaching him how to use his powers. Despite this he still can't abandon Miles to his plight, he's the one member of the Spider-Gang who consistently believes in Miles (and tries to get the others to back off from their Drill Sergeant Nasty routine), and when it seems someone from the Spider-Gang will have to stay behind despite an inevitable and painful demise, he is the first to volunteer.
- Knight in Sour Armor: As an older version of Spidey beaten down by poor life choices, he's become far more cynical than the younger version of Peter Parker from Miles's universe. He quickly shuts down Miles when the teen tries to say the Comes Great Responsibility speech, and doesn't want to mentor Miles even though the teen has gained the powers of a Spider-Man. However, he's still willing to brave certain danger, finds himself enjoying his mentorship of Miles during the break-in of the Alchemex lab, and genuinely tries to protect Miles from harm when he tells him he's not ready to carry the mantle.
- The Leader: Of the Spider-Gang, somewhat reluctantly. He falls into it partly by default, because Gwen, Miles, and Peni are too young, Spider-Ham is a bit too strange, and Noir is a bit off, but he is the most experienced and pretty capable once he gets his mojo back, and the others defer to him in the finale without complaint.
- The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: The long-term wear and tear of being Spider-Man along with poor life-choices takes its toll on his marriage to MJ leading to them separating.
- Meaningful Name: This older Peter from another universe introduces himself as "Peter B. Parker". In-Universe, his middle name is Benjamin, after his uncle, but he also serves as the second version of Peter Parker that Miles meets (i.e. "Peter B") after his own universe's Peter Parker (i.e. "Peter A") is killed. He's also less successful and more road-worn than Blond Peter, and so the initial can be also refer to him as the "B-Grade" Peter Parker.
- Mentor Archetype: Serves as one to Miles. Although he is indifferent at first, as the story progresses and their relationship deepens, he begins taking the role more seriously.
- Mentor in Sour Armor: To Miles.
- Mundane Utility: He shoots a web towards Aunt May's doorbell while being a few feet away.
- Mysterious Middle Initial: In the film, he introduces himself as "Peter B. Parker". It stands for "Benjamin".
- Nervous Tics: When dealing with a particularly stressful and personal situation, Peter B. will put his hands on his hips and give a low sigh.
- Off-Model: Peter B.'s noticeably gained weight, but there are multiple instances where you see a full body shot of him and he is not big bellied.
- Old Soldier: He's possibly tied with Spider-Man Noir as one of the oldest members of the Spider-Gang and his design shows a broken nose and possibly some graying hair from the stress of his work. Peter B. has been Spider-Man for roughly 20 years and was assigned the role of a hero while he was still in high school.
- Papa Wolf: While he starts off very dismissive of Miles, he grows more attached to him as the film goes on, awakening his protective, paternal side. Indeed, his main motive for benching Miles, then trying to be the one to use the goober even though he'll be signing his own death warrant, is because he can't bear to see him die.Peter: Leave the kid alone! [slams the Prowler into a wall]
- Perma-Stubble: It's pretty evident that Peter B. hasn't touched a razor in a while.
- Post-Stress Overeating: When you consider how much stress any version of Spider-Man has to live with, combined with how badly his life fell apart, it's impressive that Peter B. only has a bit of a gut.
- Punny Name: Since the first Peter that Miles encounters has been killed (i.e., "Peter A"), Miles is left to learn from this one, "Peter B".
- Rule of Symbolism: The idealised version of Peter Parker is a blond, blue-eyed paragon with magazine cover looks. The worn-down and mistake-prone Peter B has dark hair, greying temples and a crooked nose.
- Seen It All: He's been a superhero for so long that he's come to recognize a lot of the patterns in his escapades. The most notable example is his habit of referring to every doomsday-preventing doohickey he comes across as a "goober" for simplicity's sake.Peter B.: [while eavesdropping on Kingpin and Liv discussing the collider.] This is all pretty standard Spider-Man stakes — you get used to this. Watch this: he's gonna say "You've got twenty-four hours".
Kingpin: You've got twenty-four hours.
[Peter B. winks at Miles]
- Shadow Archetype: Just like the Kingpin, Peter B. drove his wife away from him, and he has difficulty coming to terms with what he did, and instead spends most of the film fixating on an alternate version of her who when he meets, he tries to beg forgiveness and understanding from, just like Fisk does at the climax. However, thanks to Miles and Gwen, and his own conscience, he manages to get over this, and finally finds the strength and courage to take responsibility for his own actions.
- Sherlock Scan: He immediately gets Liv's password with one glance at the reflection of her finger patterns on the keyboards, even though it was a complex alpha-numeric pattern.
- Shipper on Deck: During the bus ride back from Alchemax, Peter B silently listens in on Miles and Gwen's conversation and smiles approvingly upon hearing Miles's offering of friendship to Gwen when she's ready for it again. He also comments that their little heart to heart after Miles's rescue of Gwen at the finale is "adorable."
- The Shut-In: Was implied to have become one after his divorce from Mary Jane, with his getting sucked into Miles's universe being the first thing to actually get him out of his apartment.
- Sink or Swim Mentor: The trope is Lampshaded when Peter B. and Miles are fleeing from the Alchemax scientists who are shooting at them. Peter B announces it's time to swing and hastily throws Miles a web-shooter who barely gets it on his wrist before being launched off a ledge into the forest. Miles says he can't do this yet and Peter B even acknowledges they've done no prior training for this maneuver.Peter B: Everybody knows that the best way to learn is under intense life-threatening pressure.
- Smarter Than You Look: He comes off as a complete flake, but he's a competent planner, he easily unties himself from Miles's webs while distracting him with a conversation, he figures out Miles's more unusual powers pretty quickly, he effortlessly figures out Liv's complex password just by glancing at the reflection of her finger movements, and his reaction when he has to make another goober is annoyance rather than any real dismay. In short: he might be "the janky, old, broke, hobo Spider-Man" with more issues than you can shake a stick at, but he is still Spider-Man.
- So Proud of You: Said word for word, with a Parental Substitute undertones.Peter B.: I love you! I'm so proud of you! [to himself] Do I want kids?
- Stalker Without a Crush: He focuses on Mary Jane Parker, Blond Peter's wife. He first gazes at her longingly when she gives the eulogy which he surreptitiously attends, and then gazes at her photograph in Peter's workshop. It's mostly because she's a proxy for his MJ, and it's not until he meets her that he realizes that she's an entirely different person from his wife, even if she's an alternate version to her.
- Stealth Mentor: After he starts taking looking after Miles seriously, he becomes this.
- Still Got It: Despite expectations otherwise, Peter B. showcases during the Alchemax infiltration that he absolutely can still be Spider-Man; his primary failing is that he doesn't want to anymore.
- Super Toughness: While all of the Spider-Gang are tough, Peter B. takes a brutal amount of abuse during the train sequence. Most notably, he hits a gravestone face-first and then has his face dragged along the pavement for several yards, with the police dispatch announcing Miles' shenanigans believing he must be dead from all the trauma, but heals quickly shortly afterwards. This underscores how powerful Miles' Venom Blast actually is, that it knocked him out cold instantly without him being able to resist at all, and left him unconscious for a lengthy while, whereas it took getting repeatedly slammed into multiple objects to do the same during the train sequence.
- Talking Your Way Out: At Alchemax, he tries to distract a scientist by charming her while Miles gets the necessary information from her computer. What Peter doesn't know is that the scientist is a female counterpart of one of his deadliest foes, Olivia Octavius.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's the second tallest of the Spider-Gang and has the biggest sarcastic streak of them.
- Teen Hater: At one point, he proclaims "Teenagers are just the worst."
- Took a Level in Idealism: His bond with Miles causes him to slowly lose his cynicism, put his belief and faith in Miles, and finally take the leap of faith to fix his mistakes back in his dimension.
- Trailers Always Lie: The trailers paint him as a grizzled and experienced mentor figure for Miles and a potential leader of the Spider-Gang. In the film, he is the most experienced and the other Spiders do sometimes defer to him, but his role as mentor and leader is quickly deflated as Gwen and Miles find him unhelpful and his overall attitude is embittered and cynical.
- Unkempt Beauty: His hair is untidy, and he's got a noticeable stubble, reflecting both how jaded and tired he is as well as him being essentially homeless until he hooks up with Miles. That said, however, he's still got the same handsome facial features his blond counterpart had.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: His troubled life is played for laughs and initially reflects a surly, jerky, and unlikable character. It's subverted as we learn that most of it is his own fault, and he actually acknowledges that he's been scared to try and fix things. His growing genuine mentor relationship with Miles allows the audience to warm up to him.
- Wall Crawl: Trope Codifier. He's so experienced that he can even casually and nonchalantly walk on them without falling off as Miles does.
- When He Smiles: When he's not being overly cynical or brooding, he actually has a really nice, sweet smile. This is especially notable when he returns to his dimension and shows up at MJ's door with flowers.
- Wisdom from the Gutter: Despite not being a good role model as Miles hoped he'd be due to his cynical and depressed attitude and laggard appearance; he gives a lot of useful advice to Miles that actually help him become Spider-Man. His "leap of faith" advice proves to be an instrumental part for Miles to finally step up to his role as the new Spider-Man.
- Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem with decking the Dr. Octavius of Miles's universe, who happens to be female.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Played with. The only thing that ever-kept Peter B. from returning home was Peter B. When he first lands in Miles' universe he's irritated because it feels like it's another case of "Parker luck" and he just wants to go home as quickly a possible. However, once he learns that Miles has no experience and people's lives are at risk, he just can't ignore that and reluctantly agrees to help and mentor Miles. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the death of his Aunt May and his divorce from MJ have deeply affected Peter B. He has been knocked down hard emotionally and hasn't yet raised the willpower to get back up again. As a result, when Miles seems unready for the task, Peter B. repeatedly volunteers to be one to stay behind knowing it will mean his eventual death. Even after Miles has his "leap of faith" moment and comes into his own, Peter B. still tries to avoid going home by launching himself at Kingpin yelling at Miles to shut the Supercollider. However, Miles is having none of that which leads to a battlefield Epiphany Therapy session where Miles catches Peter B. off-guard with a leg sweep, holds him over the portal, and says "You gotta go home, man". Their exchange leads Peter B. to realize he needs to take his own leap of faith that he can go back and not mess it up again. Having finally gathered the strength to "get back up", Peter B. lets Miles drop him into the portal. The denouement shows him at the door of MJ's house ready to try and reconcile.
Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman
Voiced By: Hailee Steinfeld Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
A teenage girl from another universe who was bitten by a radioactive spider. The daughter of a police captain, she is a successful superhero in her own right, but is nonetheless haunted by her failure to save the life of her best friend, Peter Parker.
- Action Girl: As a teenage girl with Spider powers, this is a given.
- Age Lift: In the comics, she's in college. Here, she's at most a year older than Miles.
- The Aloner: She admits that she distances herself from making friends after she failed to save her universe's version of Peter Parker, who was her best friend. She makes an exception for Miles just before she returns to her universe and it's implied she won't cut herself off from others in the future.
- Alternate Self: On Earth-96283 and Earth-120703. She's an example of Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome since she's the only one to become Spider-Woman, as her counterparts were normal people.
- The Atoner: Like the other Spideys, she's coping with the guilt that her universe's version of Peter Parker died. She can't even bring herself to say his name among the other Spideys when she realizes most of them are alternate Peters.
- Atrocious Alias:
- When Miles asks for her name, she almost replies with "Gwen", but awkwardly tries to change it to Wanda. Miles takes her name as Gwanda.
- Defied with her codename. While her comic cover has Spider-Gwen as the title, she calls herself Spider-Woman instead.
- Badass Adorable: Just like Miles himself, she's quite cute, and kicks ass with her Spider powers.
- Ballet: Gwen's movements are very supple and fluid, she wears blue-green ballet slippers as part of her costume and challenges Miles to fight with the grace of a trained dancer. All imply that she is a skilled ballet dancer. Although not confirmed within the movie nor an aspect of her comic book version, it's an interpretation fully supported by the character's co-creator Jason Latour.
- Childish Tooth Gap: She has a small but visible gap in her teeth, which emphasizes her youth and teenage sensibility.
- Clark Kenting: She puts on a pair of glasses and a lab coat to infiltrate Alchemax. The disguise even fools Miles when he bumps into her while fleeing from Doc Ock, despite how it didn't change her appearance that much.
- Color Motif: Cyan and violet show up a lot in some of her scenes, harkening to the dominant colors of her comic series.
- Dance Battler: Shows shades of this; her shoes resemble ballet slippers, and in the trailers, she's introduced landing on a tree branch en pointe. Her voice actress even described Gwen's approach to webslinging as "the grace of a ballerina and the attitude of a rockstar", and she asks Miles if he can fight with the grace of a "trained dancer".
- Deadpan Snarker: Every member of the Spider-Gang gets funny lines, but Gwen's are particularly deadpan.Gwen: [laughs at a bad joke Miles made in class] I'm sorry, it was just so quiet.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Says in her intro that she quit doing the "friends" thing when she got her best friend Peter killed after fighting him as her universe's Lizard, but she warms up to Miles over the course of the movie. The last shot of her after getting back to her Earth is her looking fondly at a selfie she and Miles took.
- Delinquent Hair: Hilariously justified; she starts out with normal feminine hair, but is forced to shave the right side after Miles suffers Power Incontinence and can't remove his hand from her hair.
- Deuteragonist: While having a major role in the first film, Spider-Gwen is ultimately just one of the Spider-people variants that got dragged into Miles' universe. In the second film, she's effectively the second lead alongside Miles. The movie in fact opens with how she's recruited into the Spider Society, and she's the person who goes through the most Character Development throughout the story, culminating in her setting up her own band of Spider-people to rescue Miles and assist him in saving his father from his supposedly inevitable fate.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: When Gwen first appears, her hair is long on both sides, but after she's forced to cut her hair when Miles's hand got stuck, she deals with the hand-shaped short patch by shaving that side of her head into an undercut.
- Foil: To Miles himself. Both are motivated to become superheroes because of the deaths of Peter Parker from their own dimensions. Both have trouble making friends, with Miles feeling that he doesn't belong in the elite society of his school, and Gwen chooses to stay friendless because of her guilt at failing to protect her best friend. Both also have fathers who worked in law enforcement. The difference is that Gwen is already an experienced superheroine who already came to terms with the baggage that comes with it, while Miles has just received his powers and is having trouble adjusting to his new life. Their costumes are also similar yet contrast each other, with Gwen's costume being white and black with pink outlines and ballet slippers, while Miles's final costume being black with red outlines and Air Jordans.
- Friendless Background: By choice. Her best friend — the Peter Parker of her reality — died after transforming into the Lizard and Gwen feels guilty for being unable to save his life. As a result, she doesn't keep friends out of fear of repeating that incident. She manages to make friends with the other Spiders, in particular Miles, and her final scene when returned home has her fondly viewing photos taken of them on her phone. She then manages to somehow contact Miles in his dimension in the final scene of the film before the credits.
- Genre Motif: Rock, as fitting her background as a drummer.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Just like the comics, Gwen has blonde hair and is a hero. And while somewhat distant, she's not mean or a jerk.
- Heroic Build: She has spider powers, of course, and has broad shoulders and toned arm muscles.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: As compared to Old Peter who's gruff, jaded, and clueless. Gwen keeps her mind focused on the task, adapts and assimilates into the alternate reality, and actually tries to honestly teach and help Miles with useful tips.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Her universe's Peter Parker was her best friend. However he ended up transforming into The Lizard, and died after that. Gwen blames herself for being unable to save him.
- Implied Love Interest: Miles has a crush on her and mistakes her initial interest in him as romantic. It turns out her Spider-Sense told her to follow him, but there are still some scenes particularly their goodbye that imply a possible romance.
- Innocently Insensitive: She calls Kingpin a pig... while Spider-Ham is right next to her.
- In the Hood: Her superhero costume has one in addition to the full-face mask.
- Never Be Hurt Again: After she lost her universe's Peter Parker, Gwen avoids getting attached to anyone to prevent feeling loss again.
- Only Sane Woman: The members of the Spider-Gang tend to have their various quirks and idiosyncrasies from being a talking cartoon pig to having a mid-life crisis. Although Gwen is still working through the grief over the loss of her Peter, she has the strength of character to be able to keep the group focused and working together.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Subverted; she appears to wear tights under her school uniform, but a closer look shows that it's actually the lower half of her Spiderwoman costume. Her schoolgirl persona is a cover for the fact that she's actually a superhero from an altenate universe.
- Her acrobatics are more graceful than Peter or Miles, featuring elegant, dance-like movements. Justified, in that she directly asks Miles if he can "swing and flip with the grace of a trained dancer"?
- Amusingly, Gwen's the only one of the Spider-Gang who actually has anything resembling a controlled entry into Miles's universe. Instead of bouncing around like a pinball and slamming into a building mounted billboard, Gwen catches and swings around a streetlight before allowing herself to be flung and skid to a stop on top of a building.
- Ship Tease: She and Miles get plenty inspired in part by them having a relationship in the comics during and after the Spider-Verse crossover.
- Straight to the Pointe: Her superhero costume includes ballerina slippers. Naturally, she's sometimes seen doing pointe, notably when landing on a tree branch in her first costumed appearance. And the closing credits feature a whole ballet of Spider-Gwens.
- Two First Names: Both "Gwen" and "Stacy" are used as first names.
- Used to Be More Social: She used to have friends and was the drummer in a band, but her guilt over the death of her world's Peter Parker led her to distance herself from other people.
- Youthful Freckles: Has light freckles across her face.
Peter Parker / The Spider-Man
Voiced By: Nicolas Cage Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
An alternate Peter Parker who fights crime and Nazis in New York in 1933. Rather than a bright-eyed student or fledgling photographer, he's a brooding private detective with a whole lotta moxie and no hang-ups about wielding a gun.
- '90s Anti-Hero: He would have played it straight if it were not for the light-hearted mood of the film. He wears a dark costume, has an edgy and dramatic attitude, and admits to engaging in violent and morally ambiguous actions. His flashbacks also show him straight-up shooting people (though his targets are kept off-screen).
- Adaptational Badass: In the comics, he's one of the weaker incarnations of Spider-Man, which is part of why he's a Superhero Packing Heat. His powers are also less effective, as he can't wall-crawl and his webs aren't strong enough to swing on. In the movie, his powers and prowess are on par with Peter B. and Gwen, plus he's also an accomplished brawler (his fighting style resembles bare-knuckle boxing).
- Adaptational Comic Relief: His comic book counterpart is a Darker and Edgier version of the Spider-Man-mythos set in an actual noir setting while this version of the character is more of an Affectionate Parody on the Noir-genre as a whole and for that plays a lot of the common Noir-tropes for laughs as for example his universe being black and white.
- Adaptational Job Change: He's a reporter in the comics, not a private eye.
- Adaptation Deviation:
- In the comics, the spider that bit him came out of a mystical African idol. In the movie, it's changed to a radioactive spider to conform to the "one last time" narrative convention used to introduce each member of the Spider-Gang.
- The comic series was presented in full-color. Here, he's the living embodiment of the noir genre by being presented in monochrome only.
- Adaptation Personality Change: The Spider-Man of the Spider-Man Noir comics is a young, righteously angry reporter-turned-vigilante with socialist sympathies who was deeply affected by the brutal death of his uncle and the betrayal and death of his mentor. The movie version is a fairly different character patterned more after the archetypal Noir private-detective who really just shares a time period and most of a costume design with the comics version. However he might have retained his socialist sympathies given he apparently fights Nazis in 1933, well before antifascism becomes mainstream in America after the Nazi invasion of Poland.
- Age Lift: He confirms that it's 1933 in his universe, with the character's original comic taking place between the end of 1932 and the start of the next year. However his comic counterpart is presumed to be in his mid to late teens at the time, with a later comic set in 1939 having him mention that he went to college during the In-Universe six year gap between comics. This version is voiced by a man in his fifties, the brief scene of him without a mask imply that he's a fully grown adult and he appears to be fairly experienced as a superhero. If he is closer in age to Peter B., it's possible that he's a World War I veteran himself instead of like in the comics where he used his uncle Ben's aviator uniform from the war as part of his costume.
- Alternate Self: A version of Peter Parker who became Spider-Man during The Great Depression. Though this doesn't have as much attention drawn to it as the other two Peters in the film.
- Anti-Hero: Specifically mentions "the moral ambiguity of his violent actions" back in his home universe. We don't see a whole lot of it in this one, here it's mostly limited to being very tall, grim, and serious at all times.
- Antiquated Linguistics: He uses quite a bit of turn-of-the-century slang in his speech.Spider-Man Noir: You gonna fight, or you just bumpin' gums, ya hard-boiled turtle-slapper?!
- Badass Longcoat: Wears long dark trenchcoat and wears it really well, even (or especially) in battle.
- Big Brother Instinct: He has shades of this towards Peni:
- When the fight at Aunt May's house breaks out, the first thing he does is push Peni (currently outside her mecha) to the ground and out of the way of one of Doc Ock's tentacles, shielding her with his own body.
- He later carries Peni on his shoulders when her robot gets destroyed by Scorpion during the climax.
- The Big Guy: Physically, Noir is the tallest and buffest Spider-Person featured in the film. His fighting style mostly consists of boxing techniques and similar martial art styles atypical to the acrobatic style of most other Spider-Men, which gives his combat a weight that the others don't have.
- Blood Knight: Absolutely loves fighting and battling thugs and gangsters, which is very much a Film Noir and pulp attitude to fighting crime. It's also a trait that comics Spider-Man showed, albeit more in his early issues than later.Spider-Man Noir: We don't pick the ballroom, we just dance.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite his cold, fight-happy tendencies, Noir's actually a pretty sweet guy who doesn't mind being gentle, and at the end of their adventures he tells the Spider-Gang that he loves them as he is about to leave (and take a Rubik's Cube he is fascinated with back with him). When Peni's robot is destroyed during the climax, he gently asks her if she's okay before carrying her off to safety.
- Calling Your Attack: When trying to see if Miles can fight, Noir suddenly shouts, "Surprise attack!" before knocking Miles to the floor. He does it at least twice.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The guy often drifts off on some... tangents which makes him even weirder than Spider-Ham sometimes.Spider-Man Noir: Sometimes I let matches burn down to my fingertips just to feel something - anything!
- Coat, Hat, Mask: Befitting of a pulp parody, Noir wears a fedora and black trenchcoat along with his spider mask.
- Cold Ham: He's a very stoic guy, but still has quite a flair for the dramatic.Spider-Man Noir: Wherever I go, the wind follows... and the wind? It smells like rain.
- Combat Pragmatist: Being a Film Noir private detective who fights Nazis, his combat style is quite brutal and he's not above fighting dirty. We see examples that Spider-Noir will use all aspects of his environment to give him an advantage whether it be using his fedora to cover his opponent's face so he can get in a solid punch or webbing a car to bring it crashing down on his opponent.
- The Comically Serious: Many of his scenes derive humor from his standard Hard Boiled Detective attitude contrasting with silliness. Like his fascination with a Rubik's Cube.
- Darker and Edgier: Played for Laughs. Literally and figuratively darker than the other members of the Spider-Gang, to the extent his own voice actor called him the edgiest among them, but it's milked for comedy moreso than anything else.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's monochromatic, large, and the most intimidating-looking of the Spiders, but he's still very much a heroic figure. He can also be quite a gentleman, and also, he likes to fight Nazis. A lot.
- Deadpan Snarker: He is prone to dry, witty remarks, like when he quips "that's a pretty hardcore origin story" in response to Miles's frantic revelation that the Prowler is his uncle and has been trying to kill him.
- Deliberately Monochrome: He's entirely black and white, and his shading ignores coloring from all light sources staying black and white even when in an illuminated room. As shown in the credits, his entire universe is monochrome, and this adventure exposes him to our universe of color, hence his fascination with a Rubik's Cube.
- Demoted to Extra: In Across the Spider-Verse, he only appears in the final scene and doesn't have any lines.
- Dramatic Wind: Parodied. His trenchcoat billows out dramatically even when he's inside with no actual breeze.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: When Miles Morales says he will save the multiverse and send them back home, Spider-Man Noir immediately starts to assess him:Spider-Man Noir: Alright little fella, Kingpin's gonna send a lot of mugs after ya. I'm talkin' hard boys, real biscuit boxers. Can you fight them all at once?
- Emotion Suppression: He willingly engages in this so as to keep himself from being "crippled by the moral ambiguity of [his] violent actions." Of course, this is Played for Laughs.
- The Faceless: He never takes his mask off, even in relaxed scenes when there's no trouble about. His face is only visible during a brief shot within the split-screen recap that details his, Peni's, and Spider-Ham's backstories, and he looks like the other two Peter Parkers, just Deliberately Monochrome, wearing glasses, and having dark hair.
- Fedora of Asskicking: He always wears a fedora while kicking ass. He even uses it to blind Tombstone and punch him in the face.
- Frothy Mugs of Water: He drinks egg creams (a chocolate club soda that happens to be popular in some places in New York) as opposed to alcohol per noir tradition.
- Genre Refugee: He's from the Film Noir genre, essentially being a superhero version of Humphrey Bogart.
- Gentle Giant: The largest of the group, dwarfing even Peter B. Parker. He is also surprisingly polite and courteous, as seen when he helps carry Peni after she loses her mech.
- Giving Radio to the Romans: Introduces the Rubik's Cube to his own black-and-white world.
- Good Is Not Soft: Implied. When he and the other Spider-Heroes begin questioning Miles on what kind of Spider-Man he is, he asks "can you close off your feelings so you aren't crippled by the moral ambiguity of your violent actions".
- Good Old Fisticuffs: He prefers to fight like a street brawler, often adopting a boxer stance and pummelling his enemies with his fists, which fits the rough 1930's noir aesthetic of his home dimension.
- Hard Boiled Detective: Outright states that he's a private eye and has the hard-edged personality to match. In fact, Nicolas himself describes Noir as "hard boiled", modeling his vocal performance on Humphrey Bogart (an actor who also inspired his performance in Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog).Spider-Man Noir: In my universe, it's 1933, and I'm a private eye. I like to drink egg-creams, and I like to fight Nazis. A lot.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The tallest of the Spider-Gang, he carries Peni Parker on his shoulder at one point during the climax.
- Innocently Insensitive: When Miles reveals that his uncle is The Prowler and has been trying to kill him, Noir outright approves, noting that it's a pretty hard-core origin story. This earns him an arm-slap from Peni.
- Mysterious Cube of Rubik: Played straight. He comes from a monochrome universe and becomes fascinated by the multi-colored Rubik's Cube.
- Mythology Gag: Though not necessarilt to his own comics incarnation. He explicitly brings up the non-alcoholic "egg cream" rather than any ambiguous references to harder drinks. Of course, he is a Peter Parker, who in most incarnations Can't Hold His Liquor.
- Non-Standard Character Design: As well as being all in blacks and grays, Noir is drawn somewhat like an old comic book character, with the Ben-Day dot texture being far more visible on him than on the other characters.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: He's pretty creative with these eg. "We don't pick the ballroom. We just dance!"
- Real Men Wear Pink: He likes to drink egg cream, with a straw!
- Scary Shiny Glasses: His mask's lenses are one-way lenses, giving him this look.
- Self-Harm: He reveals in his introduction that he tends to do this.
- Sense Freak: Downplayed, but there is no color in his world, and not only is he fascinated by the hues of a Rubik's Cube, he's able to take it home and gain a lot of attention showing it off.
- Spell My Name with a "The": He naturally doesn't go by "Spider-Man Noir" in his home universe, though he does still stand out in that he's referred to in his universe as "The Spider-Man."
- Splash of Color: Inverted as he's the only black-and-white character. Played straight with the Rubik's cube he brings back to his own world.
- Superhero Packing Heat: Flashbacks during his introduction show he's not averse to using firearms, though he never uses one during the film's events.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed as he's not evil, but he stands out amongst the Spider-Gang for being the only Anti-Hero while his teammates are more traditonal superheroes.
- 24-Hour Armor: Befitting his hard-core, stoic, noir background, he's never seen without his mask outside of his origin story, and even when the others are in a relaxed setting, he's always in full costume.
- You Don't Look Like You: In the comics, he typically wears a traditional-looking cloth and leather spider-suit, fashioned from his Uncle Ben's old fighter pilot gear, and slings black organic webbing usually referred to as "silk". While he does occasionally wear a trenchcoat and fedora in the comics, it's never for long and he ditches them when the action starts. Also, the comic version isn't actually monochrome — his world has color like other realities, it just looks darker because so much of the action takes place at night, and his comics lean heavily on the Film Noir art style. The creative team made the artistic choice to make Spider-Man Noir completely monochrome, as a representation of the Film Noir genre.
Peni Parker & SP//dr
Voiced By: Kimiko Glenn Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
A young female Peter Parker alternate from the year 3145. Once an ordinary Japanese-American schoolgirl, she formed a psychic link with a radioactive spider that bit her, teaming up with it to pilot her late father's mighty fighting robot, SP//dr.
- Action Girl: She's extremely athletic and strong for her size, capable of holding her own even without her mech. This despite not getting the same type of superpowers as the others from her bite.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, SP//dr is large, heavily armoured and can take abuse from beings well above the Scorpion's weight-class. Here SP//dr has a smaller and less durable design, with some kind of glass or plastic screen canopy that the Scorpion is able to smash through with his stinger.
- Adaptation Personality Change: As befitting the fact that she was inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, she was much more moody and temperamental in the comics, even when she was younger. This version is a Genki Girl.
- Age Lift: Peni in the comics was a young teenager. Here, she's a preteen.
- Alternate Self: One of the more extreme examples. She's the child of Ben Parker's brother, but that's where her similarities to Peter Parker end — she's a Japanese-American schoolgirl in her early teens, and has a completely different set of powers.
- Animesque: Despite being in a western animated film, her overall design and animation is meant to invoke Eastern animation tropes, such as limited mouth flaps that don't entirely match her dialogue, exaggerated facial expressions to indicate emotion, and a use of speed lines in her action sequences. The shot of her entering SP//dr is also right out of mecha anime and sentai.
- Asian and Nerdy: A girl of Japanese heritage who is also a technology expert. She is also interested in J-Pop and comics.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Of the Spider-Heroes, Peni is the youngest, appearing to being around elementary school age.
- Badass Adorable: A friendly, animesque schoolgirl with a fondness for candy who's badass enough to pilot a spider robot against evil-doers, and strong enough to smack the Scorpion with one of her robot's severed limbs.
- Best Friends: Peni describes herself and SP//dr as such. Unsurprisingly, his "death" in the climax hits her badly.
- Brainy Brunette: Peni has black hair and is a tech genius.
- Character Check: When interrogating Miles on what kind of Spider-Man he is she asks him if he's ruthless, implying that she's got a mean streak like her comics counterpart.
- Character Exaggeration: In the comics she came from, Peni's universe is clearly inspired by mecha anime with a lot of anime cliches in her story (and outright Shout Outs to Neon Genesis Evangelion), but she's still a comic book character like the others (she looks like this◊). In this movie she's effectively a living anime character, much the same way Spider-Ham is a living cartoon character.
- Composite Character: Peni Parker mixes both her namesake (an anime-inspired mech pilot) and Penelope Parker (a cartoon/comic strip-inspired happy-go-lucky preteen).
- Cool Shades: SP//dr's "face" is a digital display screen that has "Deal with it" shades when Peni introduces the mech.
- Cute Machines: SP//dr's rounded, bouncy-looking appearance, tendency to display wide circular eyes on his display case and loving bond with his pilot make him almost as adorable as Peni herself.
- Demoted to Extra: She's reduced to a background character with only a few lines in Across the Spider-Verse.
- Dying Declaration of Love: After taking heavy damage in the final battle, the SP//dr robot flashes heart symbols and the kanji for "love" to Peni before it shuts down completely. However, after she manages to rebuild SP//dr during the credits the first thing to show up on its screen are said heart symbols indicating that since its "core" survived it was Not Quite Dead.
- Fights Like a Normal: Peni has a Spider-Sense like the others and a Psychic Link to a spider, but fights with her mecha. Though said powers are a big part of how she controls the mech.
- Floating Limbs: SP//dr's limbs aren't physically attached to the chassis but connected by an energy harness.
- Gadgeteer Genius: After the "goober" designed to shut down the Super-Collider is broken, she uses her technical know-how to build a new one. Also, in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, she's shown building a new SP//dr chassis.
- Genki Girl: She is always energetic and happy-go-lucky. She also loves to strike Magical Girl or Idol Singer poses.
- Genius Sweet Tooth: She's a Gadgeteer Genius who also seems to have a pretty big Sweet Tooth, which is best shown when she chows down on candy and bubble gum while she fixes the "goober" that's needed to shut down the Super-Collider.
- Genre Motif: Pop, J-pop to be specific, fitting her peppy, Japanese nature. She actually has it playing through SP//dr, but it also pops up as a general motif in her scenes.
- Genre Refugee: She's from a light hearted Cyberpunk anime.
- A Girl and Her X: A girl and her spider, and by extension, her giant robot. Peni's Spider Sense gives her a friendship bond with the spider that gave her the fateful bite and this evolved into the behavior of the aforementioned giant robot; Peni is outright devastated when the robot is destroyed.
- Good is Not Nice: Implied. When she and the other Spider-Heroes begin questioning Miles on what kind of Spider-Man he is, she briefly asks him if he can be ruthless.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Since she's part Japanese, she sometimes speaks Japanese phrases, and Japanese text will sometimes be displayed on SP//dr's monitor.
- Heart Drive: SP//dr contains a spider that controls the mech and is mentally-linked with Peni. After the mech's destruction, the spider survives and Peni manages to recover it. In the epilogue we see the two are in the process of building a new body.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl:
- A 13-foot anthropomorphic Spider-mecha and a schoolgirl who barely comes up to his knee. Outside the robot, she and the spider she has a telepathic bond with are an example of Tiny Guy, Huge Girl.
- With Spider-Man Noir, who carries her protectively on his shoulder after SP//dr is destroyed.
- Kid-Appeal Character: She is young, cute, and optimistic. Her design and characterization also embrace anime tropes that are more familiar to younger audiences, reflecting the growing popularity of anime in the west and the trend of Animesque western cartoons.
- Legacy Character: Her father was the original SP//dr pilot. She took up the mantle after his death.
- Lighter and Softer: The original Earth-14512 Peni from the Spider-Verse and Spider-Geddon comics is a reserved yet temperamental teenager, overwhelmed by the responsibility of needing to take up her father's legacy as SP//dr's pilot when she was a child. The SP//dr mech itself is rather humanoid in the comics with a very menacing appearance, including a lot of exposed wires and plating. Their universe was also inspired by the Cyberpunk trappings of more serious, cerebral anime like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell. This version of the duo makes departures from the comics in terms of personality and appearances to be more friendly to an all-ages audience. Peni is shown to be a young, bubbly Genki Girl striking typical Kawaiiko poses, complete with super stylized and upbeat Kawaisa trappings. SP//dr is much more cartoonish-looking, is more color-consistent with mainstream Peter, and has spider-like appendages. During the Cliffhanger for Across The Spider-Verse, Peni's new SP//dr is more akin to its original Evangelion-esque design, but is still rather cheerfully colored over its original edgier look in the comics.
- Little Miss Badass: A schoolgirl who fights crime by piloting a Mini-Mecha, and can still be dangerous even when outside of it.
- Little Miss Snarker: Despite being the youngest and most upbeat of the Spiders, Peni is still quite smug, and even a little vain, towards the other members of the team.
- Mecha: SP//dr covers a couple of these tropes. Size-wise he's a Mini-Mecha, very tall but not skyscraper-tall. He has two forms — a humanoid one and a more spider-like one, which makes him also an Animal Mecha and a Transforming Mecha. Design-wise there's far more of Spider-Man's traditional look in him, making him look like he walked out of a Super Robot Genre piece.
- Modesty Shorts: She wears them under her uniform, as shown when she and SP//dr do a high kick together.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Peni is based on the Animesque style, with the expressions to match, having larger eyes, more vibrant coloring, and not as much shading.
- Not Quite Dead: The Spider within SP//dr ended up surviving the mech's destruction and Peni can be seen building it a new chassis during the epilogue.
- Odd Name Out: While other Spider-People are refered as "Spider-Noun", Peni is only known as "SP//dr".
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: When Scorpion critically damages her mech, she delivers a finishing blow to him by swinging one of the mech's severed limbs herself.
- Psychic Link: With her radioactive spider, which helps her pilot the SP//dr mech.
- School Uniforms are the New Black: Unlike the other members of the Spider-Gang who wear their own variations of the Spider-Man costume, Peni just wears her school uniform.
- Shorter Means Smarter: The shortest human in the group, also the team's tech genius.
- Silent Snarker: SP//dr doesn't speak, but its expressions make it clear that Peni's version of the patented Spider-Man sass is mostly filtered through it.
- The Smart Gal: Serves as this for the Spider Gang, being the team's Gadgeteer Genius who relies on a mecha to fight in place of physical powers.
- Spared by the Adaptation: An odd example: usually, the spider dies not long after it bites the person and gives them their powers. Here, the spider is still alive and in fact is Peni's co-pilot in SP//dr.
- Sweet Tooth: Peni is constantly seen chowing down on candy while piloting SP//dr.
- Synchronization: When Scorpion damages SP//dr's limb, Peni can be seen holding her own arm in pain.
- Token Mini-Moe: Even younger than Miles out of all the members of the Spider-Gang.
- Tragic Keepsake: The SP//dr robot was made by her deceased father. It ends up damaged beyond repair by Scorpion in the final battle, forcing her to leave it behind. During the epilogue, she's shown building a new one.
- Weak, but Skilled: Peni lacks the superior physical abilities present in the other members of the Spider-Gang such as strength, durability, agility, and wall-crawling having only a Psychic Link to the spider in her mech and Spider-Sense. She makes up for it by being a Gadgeteer Genius and having martial arts skill.
- The Worf Effect: In the Spider-Verse comics, Peni is safely inside an armoured mech and is therefore the designated punching bag such that even mooks get to trash her. While she continues this trend in the movie as the only member of the Spider-Gang to be in a losing fight, it is downplayed in that it shows she was compromised during the final battle. First, she shielded Spider Noir who had started glitching and took considerable damage from the gunfire, then she is shown glitching herself right before engaging Scorpion who presses that advantage into a Curb-Stomp Battle. Ultimately, she is given a Curb Stomp Cushion in that she ends up being the one to finish Scorpion using SP//dr's leg as a bat.
- Your Size May Vary: Downplayed. Although it seems unlikely that SP//dr could realistically hide beneath a serving table at Fisk's gala, the animators at least put forth an effort to show the mecha in a collapsed form with the dome holding Peni taking up the majority of the space.
Peter Porker / Spider-Ham
Voiced By: John Mulaney Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham | Across the Spider-Verse
An alternate Peter Parker originating from a Looney Tunes-esque World of Funny Animals. He was an average spider living a carefree life until he was bitten by a radioactive pig in a freak atomic hair-dryer incident. Now he spends his days as a photojournalist for the Daily Beagle and his nights as a crimefighter.
- Alternate Self: A Funny Animal version of Peter Parker.
- Animal Superheroes: A superhero spider-pig.
- Berserk Button: He gets really ticked off when Scorpion calls him a cartoon in a dismissively insulting tone.Spider-Ham: You got a problem with cartoons?
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despite his cartoonish appearance and tendency to joke even more than Peter, he's just as powerful as the other members of the Spider-Gang, and has the same heroic spirit. When push comes to shove, he drops the jokes and saves Peni from Scorpion, giving the cyborg a brutal beatdown. And watch carefully when he smashes Aunt May's plate over his head; he's creating a shiv out of a shard.
- Black Comedy Cannibalism: His Trademark Favorite Food appears to be... hot dogs. While appearing to cross the line on the surface, his origin story both in the film and the comics reveals that he was originally a spider that was bitten by a radioactive pig that mutated him into his current form.
- Demoted to Extra: In Across the Spider-Verse, he only shows up in the last scene of the film and has no lines.
- Drop the Hammer: He wields a wooden mallet in battle.
- Follow Your Nose: Since he operates on Toon Physics, he apparently has this trope as an actual ability, and he even asks Miles if he can "float in the air at the smell of a delicious pie".
- Forced Transformation: In a Played for Laughs variation of the standard Spider-Man origin, he was a normal spider that was bitten by a radioactive pig yielding the Amazing Spider-Ham.
- Funny Animal: He's an anthropomorphic pig, a facet that deliberately makes him the weirdest incarnation of Spider-Man featured in the film. Gwen actually pops a Fascinating Eyebrow at the sight of him.
- Genre Refugee: He's essentially a superhero from a Looney Tunes cartoon.
- Genre Savvy: Is fully aware that he's a "cartoon animal" and uses the Toon Physics to his advantage in a fight, which makes him dangerous.
- Hero of Another Story: While heavily implied with all the alternate Spiders, there's a subtle hint this isn't Porker's first rodeo.Spider-Ham: Do animals talk in this dimension? 'Cause I don't wanna freak him out.
- Hidden Depths: When the Spider-Gang comfort Miles over the loss of his Uncle Aaron he shares "Miles, the hardest thing about this job is... you can't always save everybody", revealing that even he couldn't save those he cares about.
- Hyperspace Mallet: He possesses a large hammer that he can pull out of thin air, befitting his origins as a Looney-Tunes style character. He uses it in the final battle to hit Scorpion over the head and gives it as a memento to Miles before returning to his own universe, saying that it will always fit in his pocket.
- Lethal Joke Character: He's a two-foot tall, literal cartoon pig with a pot belly and over-sized head. He's also just as strong and agile as any other Spider-Man, and he can summon really big weapons out of thin air and whack you on the head with them, so you underestimate him at your own peril.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: A silly character who nonetheless kicks Scorpion's ass in the climax.
- Nonchalant Dodge: He casually moves his head out of the way of the Scorpion's punches, letting them graze past his face without actually hurting him. This guy, despite his silly appearance, is still a Spider.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Aside from being an anthropomorphic pig, he looks much more two-dimensional, with flatter coloring and shading, and bouncier animation.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When the other Spider people comfort Miles over the loss of his uncle Aaron, Spider-Ham seriously and sadly tells Miles the harsh truth about being a hero in that they can't always save everyone.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's the smallest of the Spider-Gang, but that doesn't make him any less effective in a fight. He can hit especially hard with his Hyperspace Mallet, and is able use it to knock the larger Scorpion to the ground.
- Reality Warper: While in more realistic dimensions like Miles', Spider-Ham retains his ability to operate on Toon Physics giving him access to a Hyperspace Mallet or an Anvil on Head. It would seem that this would give him a dangerous advantage over the people of Miles's dimension, who follow real-world physics. However it also seems that his reality warping is limited by the Rule of Funny with regard to damage. Even with his cybernetic form, the direct hit of the anvil should have crushed Scorpion's head and having spider-strength, Spider-Ham's mallet attack to Scorpion's head should have done more than just knock him to the ground. From what is shown, Spider-Ham's Toon attacks cause more humiliation than damage.
- Sad Clown: Even he has lost someone that he's loved, though he doesn't expand on it. But he keeps moving forward, because it's what he does.
- Talking Animal: And so used to it that he has to ask whether or not other animals talk in whatever dimension he's in.
- Theme Naming: Peter Porker. It's also a Punny Name.
- Token Non-Human: He's a Funny Animal that was born a spider before being mutated into a pig while his teammates are all humans who gained spider themed powers.
- Toon: Although all the characters are animated, Spider-Ham is the one hailing from a classic (American) cartoon universe, as clearly seen with his Non-Standard Character Design and his use of Toon Physics. He is also the only one who is treated as an animated character in-universe.
- Toon Physics: Being a cartoonish-looking Funny Animal, there are several instances where it's shown that he runs on this trope. He can drop anvils on his enemies, pull out a Hyperspace Mallet that will always fit in his pocket, and float when he smells something delicious.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Seems to be hot dogs.
Peter Parker / Spider-Man I
Voiced By: Chris Pine Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
The Spider-Man of Miles's universe, a beloved icon of New York City and wildly successful superhero. Unfortunately, his luck ran out when he was fatally injured trying to destroy the Super-Collider, forcing him to entrust the city's safety to Miles Morales.
- The Ace: Is meant to be as competent as possible according to Word of God and is described by his alternate self as "perfect."
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Peter Parker is usually depicted with brown hair and eyes. This version is blond-haired and blue-eyed.
- Alternate Self: From the perspective of the alternate universe Peter Parker he's this. Peter B. Parker is rather surprised to find out that not only is he dead in this universe, but also blond.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: While technically the Spider-Man of the "main" universe, he serves as this to Peter B. Parker because he is able to maintain a healthy marriage and is implied to have made lots of money from licensing Spider-Man merchandise, becoming an outright celebrity in his universe. He is even able to maintain a Batcave-esque lair beneath Aunt May's house, where he has suits, vehicles, and gadgets for any kind of occasion. He's also this to every version of Peter Parker, being the best possibly version seen so due to having achieved so much within only a ten year career.
- Birds of a Feather: When he and Miles first meet and their Spider-Sense goes off at the same time, he immediately realizes that Miles is someone just like him, and is thrilled at the possibility of not being the only one.
- Boring, but Practical: Much of the Spider-Man merchandise in his universe is very basic, using his likeness for things like foodstuffs, comics, and costumes, most of which are generally safe investments that allowed him to amass a good amount of money.
- Broken Ace: There are small but notable hints that that he's cracking under the pressure that comes along with being Spider-Man. Halfway through “Spidey Bells,” he goes on a long meltdown over how much of a Sell-Out he has become and, during his fight in the movie, he notes “I am so tired” to himself with a weary tone that implies the entire superhero life is getting to him.
- The Cape: Portrayed as the "ideal" version of Spider-Man, right down to having his own secret hideout similar to the Fortress of Solitude and the Batcave.
- Celebrity Superhero: Peter has licensed his identity as Spider-Man much the same way the intellectual property has been used in real life, including comics, costumes, a Christmas album, and a "so-so popsicle".
- Composite Character: He combines the Peter Parker from Ultimate Marvel who was killed before Miles took over as Spider-Man, has some experiences of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man and the older modern day Peter who was married to Mary-Jane Watson. He is also blond like Ben Reily, only presumably a natural one.
- Creator Breakdown: Played for Laughs in his In-Universe Christmas single, "Spidey-Bells". Midway during the song he begins questioning how he became such a Sell-Out and how the public only sees the perfect side of him... before segueing into the final joyous chorus.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: He is smashed by a rage-filled Kingpin while pinned under debris and already critically wounded. He is struck by so much force, the floor beneath him cracks.
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: He serves as this to the other versions of himself, except for the Peter of Gwen's universe who died after becoming the Lizard.
- Deadpan Snarker: Wouldn't be Spider-Man if he wasn't one. His final fight against the Green Goblin is full of quips. When Prowler attacks him, he sarcastically asks him "Are you mad at me? I feel like you're mad at me!" In fact, when he realises he is probably going to die, he stops quipping, indicating that something is seriously wrong.
- Deathly Unmasking: Just before delivering the killing blow to a near-dead Spider-Man early in the film, Kingpin unmasks him, exposing his secret identity.
- Decoy Protagonist: He starts off narrating the movie, and a portion of the first thirty minutes of the film involves him, but he ends up killed in action, setting up Miles's heroics later, and the alternate Peter's entrance in the plot.
- Defiant to the End: Shows no fear in the face of Kingpin even when he expects not to survive the encounter, and even tries to reason with him that his experiment won't bring his family back.
- Determinator: He doggedly continues to try and shut down the Super-Collider even when the odds are stacked against him with Kingpin aware of his presence and both the Green Goblin and Prowler working against him.
- Elaborate Underground Base: Has a Bat-Cave style base full of equipment, costumes and vehicles hidden underneath Aunt Mary's garden shed.
- Experienced Protagonist: He's been Spider-Man for ten years by the time the film takes place.
- Face Death with Dignity: He never loses his cool, even in his final moments where he knows his death is imminent.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Getting smashed to death surely is wickedly brutal for a PG-Rated film.
- Fiction 500: It's heavily implied that he got rich off of licensing deals for Spider-Man merchandise, using his resulting fortune to fund his crime-fighting career.
- Genre Motif: Vaguely looney-tunes-esque showtunes.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He dies near the beginning of the film, and Miles's promise to him that he'd destroy the Super-Collider is one of his initial driving forces.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Compared to the more traditional brunette of his alternate selves, he is blond-haired and blue-eyed, and much nicer and more idealistic by comparison.
- Happily Married: Married to his universe's Mary Jane Watson at the time of death, with the two of them being obviously very close to one another and MJ still devoted to his memory.
- Heroes Want Redheads: The red, curly haired Mary Jane is the love of his life.
- Hero of Another Story: He has had his own adventures as Spider-Man in the same dimension as Miles Morales.
- Homage: While clearly the best possible Spider-Man, he also invokes a nod to Batman, complete with a secret cave that stores high-tech gadgets and souvenirs, a huge assortment of Spider suits tailored to specific situations, an older parental figure who knows of their secret identity and actively helps out with the gadgets, and an instant willingness to take on a protege. He even has a song that is suspiciously similar to the Joker's.
- Hope Bringer: His widow notes that Spider-Man had the quality of making everyone believe that they had powers or could be special.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Blue eyes to match his heroic, idealistic, Nice Guy personality.
- Leitmotif: His action theme begins with a dynamic percussion and soaring strings accompanied by rising brass instruments. It's played when he leaves Miles on the scaffold to do the amazing swing up to the roof of the Super-Collider note . Interestingly, this theme also plays when Miles first attempts to mimic Blond Peter's heroic action by jumping from a tall building which is quickly abandoned for a shorter building note . However, this version does not carry over to Miles.
- The Lost Lenore: For his wife, Mary Jane, as they had a close marriage and his death was devastating to her.
- Loved by All: He is highly beloved in his New York. Even the police and The Daily Bugle speak highly of him.
- Magnetic Hero: As opposed to Spider-Man's typical relationship with the public, this version of Spider-Man is a beloved icon, with the police's distaste for him seemingly toned down and even The Daily Bugle writing about how he's kept the city safe for years. Even in death he continues to inspire the citizens of New York.
- Mentor Archetype: Offers to teach Miles what he knows about being Spider-Man when he has the chance. Subverted in that he dies a few minutes later trying to shut down the Super-Collider.
- Mythology Gag: Seems to be one for Iron Spider-Man from Spider-Man: The Animated Series who was an alternate version of Spider-Man portrayed as being The Ace who never failed at whatever he tried to do while also doing much better than the main version financially and in his social life.
- Nice Guy: He doesn't have a lot of screen time, but it's enough to establish that he's every bit as heroic and idealistic as his comics counterpart.
- Old Shame: In-Universe. His Spider-Man 3 style dancing moment seems to be seen as this by him. He also doesn't seem to be overly fond of the Christmas album he performed either.
- The Paragon: Lord and Miller noted that this Peter was intended to be "as competent as possible" and fulfill the superheroic ideal to deliberately build up his tragic death and contrast him with the Older Peter who comes later.
- Sympathy for the Devil: When meeting Fisk, he expresses sympathy for his reasons for seeking out his family, insisting that they are gone and will not come back. Given what we know of Peter, it's likely that he feels guilty about the deaths of Vanessa and Richard even if it was an accident and not really his fault.
- Too Happy to Live: Blond Peter is an intentional inversion of the typical Spider-Man mythos. He's rich, happy, enjoys being Spider-Man, is beloved by the city and even highly regarded by The Daily Bugle. So, of course, such a well balanced character can't survive the first act.
- The Unmasking: After his demise, his secret identity is revealed to the public.
- Worf Had the Flu: Between rounds with the Goblin and Prowler, Peter remarks he is "so tired," suggesting a less-exhausted Spidey could have won the fight.
- You Fight Like a Cow: While every member of the Spider-Gang gets funny moments, for the most part they remain focused on their mission instead of trading witty banter with baddies. The original Spidey of Miles's universe, on the other hand, spends all of his fights with Green Goblin and Prowler dishing out his trademark quips.
Peter Parker / Spider-Man 1967
Voiced By: Jorma Taccone Foreign VAs
Appears In: Spider-Man (1967) | Into the Spider-Versenote
The Spider-Man of Earth-67, where it's still The '60s and everything's really stiff. Doesn't like being pointed at.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: His spoken-word piece on the Very Spidey Christmas EP has him deeply hungover, bitterly mentioning that he got "ten sheets to the wind" at the Bugle Christmas party the previous night and vomited on the EL tracks on 34th Street, which he's very ashamed to admit that some kids saw.[Ruefully] "Not a good look for Spider-Man!"
- Alternate Self: Assuming the designation of his reality is correctnote , he is canonically the same Spider-Man who appeared in Spider-Verse and met his counterpart from Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) and the Miles Morales from the comics.
- Berserk Button: Do not point at him. He will point back at you with all his might.
- Broad Strokes: Regardless of his universe designation, he's essentially the same version of the character from the 1967 cartoon.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: This JJ Jameson, at least, feels the same way about Spider-man as his other selves.
- Hypocritical Humor: Chastises Miguel for pointing at him when he was the one who pointed first.
- Mythology Gag: The scene where he's pointing at Miguel is taken right out of his own show, from the episode "Double Identity".
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Stuck on the offensive side of one with Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099.
- Serious Business: Spider-Man's view on the art of pointing fingers.1967 Spider-Man: You haven't seen pointing until I'm through with you.
- Skewed Priorities: He's less concerned about an alternate version of Spider-Man from another dimension appearing in front of him than he is about being pointed at.
- Stylistic Suck: The animation style of his appearance is based on the Limited Animation that his show had, and all of his dialogue is low-fi and unenthusiastic.
Voiced By: N/A
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
The infant daughter of Peter B. and his Mary Jane, having apparently made their second shot at a romance work.
- Adaptational Badass: The second trailer shows that she has inherited Peter's powers while still an infant, while in the comics they didn't appear until she was a teenager.
- Age Lift: In the original Spider-Girl comic book, Mayday was a teenager when we first met her. Here, as shown by the trailer and official artwork, she's a baby.
- Childish Tooth Gap: She has one between her two front teeth.
- Composite Character: She shares the name with the original Spider-Girl, but her design is more similar to Annie-May Parker, aka Spiderling, who is also redhead while Mayday is usually depicted as a brunette, like her old man. Also like Annie-May, she gains her spider powers from a young age (though she gets them younger than Annie-May does) unlike in the comics, where she doesn't get them until she was a teenager.
- Dead Guy Junior: Since Peter B's Aunt May was briefly mentioned as having passed on during the first movie.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She's a little baby who has bright blue eyes.
- Superpowerful Genetics: The second trailer has her wall crawling and web-swinging, indicating that she inherited her father's superpowers.
The Spider Society
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
A massive group of Spider-Heroes tasked with defending the Multiverse.
- Alliance of Alternates: Even more so than the Spider-Gang. Tons, possibly hundreds, of Spider-People from different universes make up the Society.*
- Alliterative Name: The Spider Society.
- Canon Foreigner: Many, if not most, of the members of the Society were made up for this film, mostly to fill out the large area they reside.
- Mythology Gag: However, a handful of the members seen walking around in the background of the Lobby are straight from either alternate universe comics, (such as Spider-Monkey, Captain Spider, and Spinneret and Spiderling) or from previous adaptations (such as the Armored Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, and The Spectacular Spider-Man).
Miguel O'Hara / Spider-Man 2099
Miguel voiced by: Oscar Isaac Foreign VAs
Lyla voiced by: Greta Lee Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Versenote | Across the Spider-Verse
The Spider-Man of a future that is dark and lit by neon. Has recently developed reliable multiverse travel with the help of his AI assistant, Lyla.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Let's just say that in the comics Miguel would not call inventions "goobers" or waste time arguing about the semantics of pointing at someone like Miguel in the movie does here. Lyla is also more sassy and snarky than her comic version. This is subverted, however, in the second film, where Miguel is significantly more grim, aggressive, and serious-minded like his comic book counterpart.
- Adaptational Modesty: Not Miguel, but his A.I. Lyla, who originally dressed like Marilyn Monroe, Sexy Backless Outfit included. Here Lyla wears concealing sweater and pants.
- Art Evolution: He's redesigned lightly between films — presumably to help him stand out more physically — being given a more imposing, top-heavy, and muscular build akin to a powerlifter.
- Art Shift: Miguel is the only Spider-Person to not retain his art style after travelling to another dimension. He is subjected to Limited Animation and low-fi voice acting like all denizens of Earth-67. Presumably doing a controlled dimension jump with his gizmo has something to do with it.
- Benevolent A.I.: Has one in the form of Lyla, who acts as his assistant.
- Characterization Marches On: Overlapping with Truer to the Text, his brief cameo in The Stinger of the first movie presents him as a bit more goofy and snarky then Miguel tends to be in the comics, as he deems his universe-hopping device a "goober" and gets into a childish argument with Earth-67 Spider-Man. The second film changes him to be much more of a dour, angry, and no-nonsense Anti-Hero like he was in the comics. The discrepancy is implied to be a result of him witnessing the destruction of a universe, and erasure of his own daughter, as a consequence of his meddling with the multiverse.
- Control Freak: His role in having to maintain an entire multiverse of Spider-People has caused him to develop a very narrow view of cause-and-effect. In his mind, there is only one way anyone's story should play out, and he gets incredibly aggravated when there's deviations. It fuels his vendetta against Miles, who unintentionally became Spider-Man at the expense of another universe because the spider that bit him had come from the other universe.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He wears a dark blue suit note with a red skull-like spider symbol and a menacing mask to match, but he is still a heroic Spider, though downplayed in that he plays the role of Hero Antagonist to Miles in Across the Spider-Verse.
- Dimensional Traveler: Miguel and Lyla create a "gizmo" that lets Miguel travel to alternate Earths at will.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason why he's so adamant about the status quo being maintained is that he witnessed several of his loved ones, including his daughter, get erased from existence because he had disrupted the canon of a universe.
- Good is Not Nice: Similar to his comic book counterpart, he is incredibly dour and aggressive despite being ostensibly a hero like the other Spider-Heroes. He also plays the role of hostile Hero Antagonist to Miles in Across the Spider-Verse.
- Hero Antagonist: Miguel actively considers himself one of the "good guys," and is the leader of a large organization of interdimensional Spider-Heroes, some of whom have demonstrated their heroism time and again in their own stories. However, he's also intensely hostile towards Miles, the protagonist, and partakes in a brutal fight with him that crosses between Mumbhattan and Nueva York.
- Hero of Another Story: He's been too busy with something else to do anything about what's been happening in Miles's universe, which he's had Lyla monitor for about two hours.
- Hidden Disdain Reveal: Despite initially showing sympathy to Miles's situation of having to make a hard choice in spite of the shared desire of all Spider Men to want to protect others, once Miles makes him go on a monolithic hunt throughout the multiverse in an attempt to save his father; Miguel lets slip his resentment of Miles's anomalous nature due to being bit by a spider from another universe causing nothing but grief across the multiverse — even going as far as to blame Miles for the death of his world's Spider-Man and allowing Kingpin to cause as much damage as he did to the multiverse despite the fact Miles couldn't really do anything about either at the time.
- Ink-Suit Actor: His design in ATSV has been reworked to resemble Oscar Isaac.
- Multi-Ethnic Name: Miguel is a name that originates from Spain and Portugal while O'Hara is from Ireland.
- My Greatest Failure: Becoming a Replacement Goldfish for a Family Man Miguel from another universe who had passed away allegedly resulted in that entire universe collapsing and him losing the family he had attempted to care for. The Survivor Guilt from this sparked his "Canon Event" theory and his insistence to keep universes intact and undisrupted to avoid another accident much like what happened to him.
- Not So Above It All: He is quickly distracted by the finger-pointing squabble, and he even throws a childish temper tantrum when the argument isn't going in his favor.
- Not So Stoic: Gets quickly flustered by Earth-67 Spider-Man's insistence that Miguel pointed at him first.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed, as in the comics. He's a sour and aggressive Hero Antagonist with red eyes thanks to his half-spider genetic engineering. Normally they're dark and subdued enough to mistake for brown, but when he's chasing Miles they turn bright red.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Stuck on the defensive side of one with Earth-67 Spider-Man.
- Servile Snarker: Lyla apparently has a tendency to call out Miguel for his shortcomings. It really bums him out.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Much like the alternate Peter Parkers, Miguel refers to his invention as a "goober."
- Top-Heavy Guy: His design is updated for ATSV, changing his rather slim physique for massive shoulders and arms.
- Underestimating Badassery: His fatal flaw in judging Miles, beyond being uncompromising in his personal beliefs of protecting the status quo no matter, is also believing that he is also too irresponsible and stubborn to be effective — this ends up costing him big time in their final confrontation in Across The Spider-Verse as while he is Miles's physical superior, Miguel's own stubbornness means that he's entirely blindsided when Miles uses his Venom Strike at the most opportune moment when the Space Elevator reaches it's apex to cut off him and the rest of the Spider Society from chasing Miles altogether.
Spider-Woman / Jessica Drew
Voiced by: Issa Rae
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
The Spider-Woman of an unrevealed universe, a motorcycle-riding crimefighter pregnant with her first child.
- Adaptation Distillation: In the comics her pregnancy is the result of artificial insemination, and who the father is never revealed. Here she has a husband who is presumably the father.
- Badass Biker: She uses a motorcycle to move around in combat and performs quite spectacular stunts while doing so.
- Composite Character: She's functionally a combination of three different characters; she has the 616 Jessica's costume from the Dennis Hallum run on Spider-Woman and is pregnant like Jess was in that run, fires webbing from her fingertips like the Ultimate Universe Jessica Drew, and is a Black woman with a design reminiscent of Valerie the Librarian from The Electric Company (1971), who briefly took up the mantle of Spider-Woman in the Spidey Super Stories (making her technically the first Spider-Woman).
- Foil: To Peter B. Parker. Both of them are experienced Spider-people who became mentors to a younger Spider-person. Both of them are parents, with Peter B. recently having Mayday and Jess is currently pregnant with her first child. However, Jess is comparatively stricter and more cynical than Peter B., who has regained his idealism after the events of the first film. Ultimately, Jess chooses to side with Miguel over her protege Gwen when their thoughts on how to protect the multiverse differ from each other, while Peter B. eventually chooses to embrace Miles's ideology that their destiny is not set in stone.
- The Mentor: Serves as one for Gwen the same way Peter B. Parker was to Miles. In fact, it was her idea to recruit Gwen into the Spider Society to begin with against Miguel's wishes. That being said, she's far stricter than Peter B. when it comes to training Gwen, which is necessary considering the importance of their job of protecting the multiverse. Ultimately, when Gwen made one too many mistakes and ends up getting banished from the Spider Society by Miguel, Jess doesn't do anything to stop it from happening.
- Pregnant Badass: She's an active superhero and a member of a multiverse spanning team while being pregnant.
- Race Lift: Jessica is white in the comics, but she's Black in the film.
- Two First Names: Drew is more common as a first name.
Pavitr Prabhakar / Spider-Man
Voiced By: Karan Soni
Appears in: Across the Spider-Verse
An Indian Spider-Man from Earth-50101 who lives in Mumbattan.
- Alternate Self: Much like Peni Parker from the previous film, Pavitr is one of the more extreme examples. He's technically a version of Peter Parker with a similar life and background, but he's an Indian teenager living in an Americasia version of Manhattan and Mumbai.
- Americasia: Pavitr's home city is a mash-up of Manhattan and Mumbai, with the combined traffic problems of both.
- Comical Overreacting: In a TV spot he gets angry at Miles saying "chai tea" since chai already means tea. Miles nervously looks around as he's put on blast.
- Costume Evolution: A cross-adaptation example. In the original comic books, Pavitr's costume looks like a traditional Spider-Man suit with minor changes◊, but here his suit is more original.
- Defector from Decadence: Ends up abandoning the Spider Society — alongside a few other Spiders — by the end of the film, with Pavitr instead joining Miles and Gwen's cause as a member of a newer group of Spider-Men dedicated to protecting the multiverse over protecting the status quo. It’s implied that this is because Miles had saved the police captain who’s his girlfriend’s father from dying earlier, even though he was supposed to die due to being a canon event.
- Killer Yo-Yo: Unlike other Spider-Men, Pavitr uses yo-yos with his webs, which he wears on his suit as vambraces.
- Mr. Fanservice: He's a really attractive Indian young man with his ravishing and luscious wavy hair (even flipping it would help). The trope also plays with a Shirtless Scene where he wakes up every morning to skip a workout, because he's naturally buff and doesn't want to get too big.
- Nice Guy: He's a very friendly and sweet fellow.
Hobie Brown / Spider-Punk
Voiced by: Daniel Kaluuya
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
A punk-rock Spider-rebel hailing from a universe ruled by a totalitarian regime.
- Civvie Spandex: Wears a leather jackets overtop his Spider-Man costume.
- Defector from Decadence: Ends up abandoning the Spider Society — alongside a few other Spiders — by the end of the film, with Hobie instead joining Miles and Gwen's cause as a member of a newer group of Spider-Men dedicated to protecting the multiverse over protecting the status quo.
- The Power of Rock: Wields a bright-red guitar to jam out to.
- The Quincy Punk: His general appearance and behavior, loudly boasting that "no one tells him what to do" and generally making a nuisance as a Spider-Society operative. Eventually proves to be an aversion/subversion: Hobie does have strong political beliefs rather than mindless destruction. His main reason for joining the Society largely appears to be to keep an eye on it while making his own plans and subtle comments to members like Miles to help them determine their own opinion's on Miguel's philosophy.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Is this to Miles from his first mentioning by Gwen as being exceptionally "cool", leading to him developing a bit of envy towards Hobie in every subsequent encounter afterwards up to even be jealous of how handsome he looks underneath his mask. Ironically, Hobie is Miles's one and only whole-hearted supporter on the entire Spider-Force, at least before he begins inspiring others to split off from Miguel's one-tracked philosophy, allowing Miles the chance to escape.
- Spanner in the Works: Due to Hobie's background, he massively disagrees with the status quo that canon events provide and sympathizes with Miles's condition enough to subtly encourage him to rely on his feelings when he's captured, which allows him to use his Energy Absorption abilities to escape Miguel's trap. Hobie then quits the Spider-Force immediately after the chaos begins to unfold. He also provides Gwen his own Spider-Force watch after she's forcibly sent back to her own dimension on lock-and-key so she can help Miles and stop Miguel's plans to keep said status quo intact as well as the Spot's vile machinations to get back Miles.
- Spikes of Villainy: Inverted, as he is a hero from his universe, who happens to wear metal spikes on his mask resembling a mohawk.
- Stealth Mentor: His seemingly flippant advice to Miles and general insubordination to Miguel are gradually revealed to be completely sincere, deliberate attempts to help Miles. Once the Spider-Society's true intentions for Miles become clear, he drops any false loyalty to the Society and demonstrates that he's completely in Miles' corner.
Ben Reilly / Scarlet Spider
Voiced by: Andy Samberg
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
A genetic clone of Peter Parker from an yet unnamed universe.
- Alliterative Name: Scarlet Spider.
- Civvie Spandex: Wears his iconic blue sleeveless hoodie with a large Spider symbol over his red Spider costume.
- Color Animal Codename: His codename comes from a shade of red and an animal.
- Color Character: Scarlet Spider.
- Mythology Gag: His design pays tribute to the art of Spidey comics from the 90s, in which one of Ben's most iconic (and infamous) story line was created: The Clone Saga.
Margo Kess / Spider-Byte
Voiced by: Amandla Stenberg
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
A Spider hero from Earth-22191, who uses a Virtual Reality system to fight cybercrime in the Cyberspace of her universe.
- Deadpan Snarker:Miles: I'm Spider-Man.Margo: (faux surprise) Oh no way! (normal tone) All of us are.
- Defector from Decadence: Ends up abandoning the Spider Society — alongside a few other Spiders — by the end of the film, with Margo instead joining Miles and Gwen's cause as a member of a newer group of Spider-Men dedicated to protecting the multiverse over protecting the status quo.
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
A orange cat with spider powers.
- Cats Are Mean: Joins the rest of the Spider-Force in chasing after Miles, and scratches him up when he momentarily catches him.
- Hairball Humor: He has the ability to spit web balls out of his mouth like a hairball, as he does to Miles when "fighting" him.
- Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: He's not a talking Funny Animal like Spider-Ham was in Into the Spider-Verse, but Spider-Cat does show some degree of intelligence and ability to follow orders, like when he joins the rest of the Spider-Force in chasing Miles under 2099's orders.
Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
The Spider-Man of Earth-1048, who has been patrolling the streets of his New York City for eight years.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In a sense; this Peter is wearing the Mark II Advanced Suit, which is set to make its official debut in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 later in 2023.
- In Spite of a Nail: This version of Spider-Man winds up mentoring another version of Miles Morales in his own franchise.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: While walking through the hall of captured villains, Spider-Byte points out two “video game guys” (8 bit sprites specifically), and this version of Spidey responds with some confusion:PS4 Spider-Man: Are you… talking to me?
- Non-Standard Character Design: He's shaded and textured to look more like the CG video game world he hails from.
Voiced By: Brian Tyree Henry Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
Miles's father. He's a police officer, and disapproves of Spider-Man.
- Adaptational Curves: He is beefier than he is in the comics.
- Adaptational Nice Guy:
- In the comics, Jefferson is a SHIELD agent who is distant and aloof to his son out of necessity. Here he's a cop and clearly affectionate to Miles.
- His dislike of Spider-Man is more down to his being a vigilante who hides his identity rather than his disdain of superpowers in general like in comics; just like the rest of New York he's appalled to learn of Peter's death.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: He embarrasses Miles twice while dropping him off at school. First by giving him a ride in the back on his police cruiser, and then again by using the car's loudspeaker to tell Miles to say "I love you." back to him.
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-1048. Also counts as a Dead Alternate Counterpart.
- Archnemesis Dad: Subverted. When Jefferson sees a costumed Miles standing over the corpse of his brother, he mistakes Miles as Aaron's murderer, and calls in an APB for the new Spider-Man. It starts to look like Miles's story will involve Jefferson hunting him down, but it's subverted near the end when Jefferson sees Spider-Man heroically battling Kingpin all by himself. This is enough to convince him that Spider-Man was not the true murderer.
- Big Brother Instinct: It's not made clear if he's the older between him and Aaron, but when he thinks that the second Spider-Man has killed him, he immediately calls an APB on him before sobbing over his brother's corpse.
- By-the-Book Cop: Doesn't approve of Spider-Man's extra-legal antics. He doesn't even run red lights, much to Miles's chagrin.
- The Commissioner Gordon: Implied that he'll take on this role further down Miles's Spider-Man career when the latter tells him he looks forward to working with him in the future.
- Cool Shades: Wears these while he's on the job.
- Education Papa: Jefferson is the more compassionate variant of one. He makes Miles attend Visions Academy because he wants Miles to get a good education and believes he'll be brilliant there. Jefferson always checks if Miles did his homework and encourages him to do better.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even though he disapproves of Spider-Man's vigilantism, Jefferson is notably shocked upon hearing of the original's death. He also comes to tolerate the new Spider-Man, unaware that it's Miles.
- Fair Cop: He's a muscular and good-looking police officer.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible one, to Aaron's foolish one. According to Aaron, the two of them used to tag buildings in their youth, but then they became estranged after Jeff became a cop. And Jeff states that Aaron is into some shady activities.
- The Gadfly: He seems to love embarrassing his son in front of his school.
- Good Parents: For the most part. He teases his son and can be a bit too hard on him but he deeply loves him and wants Miles to have a good life.
- Heroic Build: He's a hardworking, By-the-Book Cop who happens to be built like a brickhouse to contrast his comparatively lanky-looking brother.
- Innocently Insensitive: He has a habit of telling Miles what he really thinks rather than what Miles needs to hear, and is ready to send him back to the dorms when Miles returns home, obviously distressed after Peter Parker's death. He also reaffirms his dislike of Spider-Man for his vigilante ways when Miles asks if he really hates Spider-Man whilst trying to come to terms with witnessing his murder.
- It's Personal: Feels this after mistakenly believing that Spider-Man killed his brother. To the point of calling out an APB for anyone dressed like Spider-Man.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's tough on Miles and is not exactly the most sympathetic or understanding parent but that doesn't mean he has no love for him. He's hard on him but is still an affectionate, caring, and well-meaning father.
- Manly Tears: He's very clearly trying very hard not to break down crying after he finds Aaron dead in an alleyway.
- Little "No": His reaction up on finding his brother's corpse in the alley after Miles vanishes.
- My Greatest Failure: During his speech to Miles before the climax, his biggest regret in life was never reconciling with Aaron before he died.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He's estranged from his brother Aaron Davis as a result of their opposing lifestyles. Aaron's death because of Kingpin means that the two brothers never had a chance to patch up their differences, something that clearly hurts Jefferson very deeply when he attempts to break the news outside Miles's dorm (not knowing that Miles was there when Aaron died).
- Parents as People: Jeff is, for the most part, a good parent and dearly loves his son. However, he recognizes that there are times when he pushes Miles too hard because he wants Miles to live up to his potential. He does get better near the end of the movie.
- Please, Don't Leave Me: As Miles is busy with figuring out how to Spider-Man, his aloofness and failure to update his parents on his whereabouts leads to Jefferson worrying that his son might be drifting away from him thanks to his disapproval of his activities, interests and fondness of Aaron. After Aaron dies and he Never Got to Say Goodbye, Jefferson heads to Miles's dorm room and tearfully pleads with his son to not be estranged from him like Aaron was.
- Rank Up: By the second film, his role in arresting the Kingpin makes him in line to be promoted to Captain. This is actually a very bad thing, as according to Miguel, a "Captain" figure who's a close ally of Spidey dying is considered to be a canon event that cannot be altered, which means Jefferson's fate is seemingly sealed when he's promoted to Captain, and he's destined to be killed by the Spot according to Miguel.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The more muscular and tough police officer manly man to Mile's more compassionate and artistic sensitive guy.
- Two First Names: Both "Jefferson" and "Davis" can also be used as given names.
Voiced By: Luna Lauren Velez Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
Miles's mother. She seems to dote on her son and works at a hospital.
- Almighty Mom: She can easily manage Jefferson with a stern look and a few gentle words. When he's about to go on a rant about how much he dislikes Spider-Man, Rio gives him a small "mi amor" and quietly ushers him out of Miles's room.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Not to the extent of her husband, but she still squishes Miles's cheeks and kisses them for too long on in public to his embarrassment.
- Berserk Button: Rio is shown to get very cross with Miles when she learns he only has a B in Spanish class despite having been raised bilingual.
- Doting Parent: She showers her son with kisses when he's about to head off to boarding school.
- Good Parents: Loves her son and worries about him. She quickly shoos her husband out of the room when Miles comes home distraught and sees that Jefferson isn't helping the situation.Rio: Miles, we gotta go.
Miles: In a minute.
Rio: Gotta go!
Miles: In a minute!
Miles: [being smushed by his mother's kisses] Mom, I gotta go!
Rio: [giddily stopping her kisses] Mmmmwah! In a minute!
- Gratuitous Spanish: She mixes Spanish phrases and sentences into her speech often. In the Latin American Spanish dub, however, she speaks with a heavy Puerto Rican accent.
- Ironic Echo: When Miles is procrastinating on going to school, he says "In a minute!" When Miles gets embarrassed by Rio kissing him as he's heading out the door, she trolls him by saying "In a minute!"
- Limited Wardrobe: Wears a nurse uniform in all her scenes, even at home.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Like the comics, Rio keeps her surname while married to Jefferson.
Voiced By: Mahershala Ali Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
Miles's uncle on his dad's side. A cheerful, easygoing sort who fondly encourages his nephew's artistic endeavours.
- Affably Evil: In spite of vague allusions by Jefferson to him being a criminal, he's one of the coolest and most chill guys you'd ever meet.
- The Casanova: Implied when he teaches Miles how to win over Gwanda with a simple hand on the shoulder and claiming that it's a "proved science."
- Cool Uncle: To Miles, who loves to hang with him whenever he can. When Miles visits him after a stressful day at his new school, Aaron gives him some genuine girl-advice, the two sharing a good laugh and a playful rib. Aaron can easily tell something is troubling Miles, and brings him to an abandoned subway station to spray paint one of the walls, knowing that it'll make Miles feel better. Aaron also encourages Miles to not drift apart from Jefferson.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish one, to Jefferson's responsible one. According to Aaron, the two of them used to tag buildings in their youth, but then they became estranged after Jeff became a cop. And Jeff states that Aaron is into some shady activities.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Mahershala Ali was one of the first voice actors cast for the film and his physical appearance so intrigued the character designers that much of his facial structure and physique ended up in the final character design.
- Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Is a loving and supportive uncle to Miles, but is a dangerous enemy to Miles' Spider-Man persona as the Prowler.
- Parental Substitute: Miles seems to enjoy spending more time with Aaron than he does with his actual father. Aaron himself laments that he simply wanted Miles to be proud of him.
- Secret Identity: It's implied throughout the film that Aaron is some kind of criminal and is later revealed to be the Prowler, Kingpin's chief enforcer.
- Shared Family Quirks: He jokes that he knew he and Miles were related based on Miles trying to fence hop and falling, but still getting up as if nothing happened.
- Shipper on Deck: He encourages Miles to pursue Gwen (or Gwanda) when Miles tells him about her.
- Two First Names: "Aaron" and "Davis" can both be used as first names.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Taking Miles to the abandoned subway tracks leads to Miles getting bitten by the spider that will give him powers. This causes Miles to go back and investigate where he then witnesses Blond Peter's death. This then makes him a target for The Prowler whose dogged persistence in tracking him eventually leads to their rooftop confrontation and Aaron being shot to death by Kingpin when he decides not to kill Miles.
- "Well Done, Dad!" Guy: At the end, Aaron laments on how he wanted Miles to be proud of him.
Voiced By: Lily Tomlin Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
The aunt of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Miles's home dimension.
- Adaptational Badass: This version of May requests that Kingpin's men take the fight outside when they arrive there for Miles. When the fight breaks out between them and the Spider-Gang, she repeats her request much more firmly with a baseball bat to the midsection of Tombstone.Aunt May: I said: Take it outside!!
- Adaptational Intelligence: Much more tech savvy than most other versions of Aunt May. She's smart enough to not only keep her nephew's lair operational and hidden after his death, but also builds Miles a pair of web shooters when he finally gains control over his abilities and decides to step-up as the new Spider-Man.
- Alternate Self: Manages to be this from the perspective of the alternate Peter Parker. To him, she's a still-living version of his deceased aunt. To her, he's an older, less-fit version of her deceased nephew. Also to May Porker from Spider-Ham's reality, who appears briefly when he explains his origin.
- Badass Normal: When the super-villains arrive at Aunt May's house, she asks if they would mind taking it outside which is promptly ignored. After the collateral damage begins to rack up, Aunt May grabs a baseball bat and knocks Tombstone out the door onto the front yard.
- Batter Up!: Uses a baseball bat on Tombstone to reinforce her demand that they take the fight outside.
- Cool Old Lady: May is a kind, compassionate woman who can lay on the snark as well as her nephew, and knew all along about Peter's double-life. She believed Miles would step up and take the mantle of Spider-Man and join the rest of the Spider-Gang because she built him webshooters for the climax and was waiting for him to return to Spider-Base. When her house is under attack by super-villains, she takes up a baseball bat and beats Tombstone with it.
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: Peter B's Aunt May died at some point in his universe. Her Earth-199999 counterpart also got killed by the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
- Disappointed in You: She expresses this mildly on seeing Peter B. noting how old and tired he looks and the fact that he's wearing sweatpants.
- Never Mess with Granny: Aunt May might be old, she's not afraid to use a baseball bat.
- Nice Girl: She's always polite.
- Outliving One's Offspring: She raised Peter like a son, only for him to be killed courtesy of the Kingpin.
- Parental Substitute: Although not confirmed by what's shown in the film, the assumption is that Blond Peter's relationship with Aunt May is similar to their relationship in the other dimensions even though Aunt May also plays the role of Alfred to Blond Peter's Spider-Man.
- Put on a Bus: Miles reveals that she moved to Florida before the event of Across the Spider-Verse while recalling the events that happened during and after the first film.
- She knows her nephew was Spider-Man and functions as Alfred to his Batman, housing his secret underground lair where he kept his costumes and equipment in her backyard. She is apparently aware of his investigations as she knew that Fisk was a villain and had prior knowledge of Olivia Octavius.
- By movie's end, she knows Miles is the city's new Spider-Man giving him her blessing to take up Blond Peter's mantle by supplying him with his costume and first web shooters that she built herself.
- Seen It All: Though initially a little taken aback when Miles, Gwen and especially the alternate Peter show up at her door, she overcomes that pretty quickly, mostly because they aren't the first or even the strangest alternate universe Spiders to have sought her out.
- Taking the Fight Outside: She asks everyone to take the fight out of her house after Fisk's thugs arrive in pursuit of Miles. Once the fight starts and the collateral damage accumulates, she uses a baseball bat to force Tombstone out.
- The Team Benefactor: Aunt May was shown to be "Alfred" to Blond Peter. She was aware of Blond Peter's double-life, harbors the "spider-cave" beneath her back yard, and knows how to make a custom set of web-shooters for Miles. Given that Blond Peter was rich from his commercial endorsements, it stands to reason that Aunt May has access to those funds and will help finance Miles as he continues to take on the mantle of Spider-Man on Earth 1610.
- Team Mom: She acts as the caretaker for the Spider-Gang when they seek shelter at her home.
- Unfazed Everyman: May's not at all concerned by the fact a bunch of supervillains are threatening her superpowered house guests. However she is concerned with the immense damage being done to her house.
Mary Jane Watson-Parker
Voiced By: Zoë Kravitz Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
The wife of Peter Parker in Miles's home dimension.
- Adaptational Dye-Job: Mary Jane is known in comics for being a Green-Eyed Redhead, but here she has blue eyes (which is actually close to how she looked in her first appearance by John Romita Sr.).
- Age Lift: Much like Peter Parker of the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, Ultimate MJ was a teenager when the events that caused Miles to replace Ultimate Peter happen. Here, she's an adult.
- Alternate Self: She's this when viewed from the perspective of the alternate universe Peter B. She's the same person as his wife, and aside from the age difference, looks almost identical to her as well.
- Big Damn Kiss: She kisses Spider-Man while hanging upside down from a ladder, an inversion of their most famous moment in Spider-Man.
- Composite Character: In her 20s and married to Peter Parker like the 616 Mary Jane Watson was in the comics and also gets the tragedy of him dying leaving her to mourn his death like the Ultimate Mary Jane.
- Happily Married: Her and the Peter Parker of her universe, at least before his death.
- Heroes Want Redheads: The love of Peter's life, and with a very vibrant shade of wavy red hair.
- The Mourning After: She gives a eulogy speech at Peter's funeral, with the death hitting her extremely hard.
- Precious Photo: Peter kept a photo of her at his workstation in his spider lair.
- Secret-Keeper: She, of course, knew about her husband's double life as Spider-Man.
Voiced By: Cliff Robertson Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
The late, beloved uncle of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Miles's home dimension.
- Alternate Self: Peter B. and Noir also had Uncle Bens in their home dimensions (though the latter called him Uncle Benjamin), and like this one, they died and were the first person Spider-Man failed to save.
- Comes Great Responsibility: He teaches this wisdom to Peter in which he uses as inspiration to become Spider-Man.
- In Spite of a Nail: Every version of him in the multiverse died as part of his nephew's origin story.
- Nephewism: Peter is his brother's son. What exactly happened to his brother and sister-in-law to leave Peter under his and May's care is not mentioned.
- Parental Substitute: He was essentially Peter's father figure.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead prior to the film's story.
- Stock Footage: Well audio. His voice is directly taken from Spider-Man 2.
Voiced By: Peter Sohn (Across the Spider-Verse)
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
Miles's friend and roommate, who's also a fan of Spider-Man.
- Adaptational Curves: Inverted. He's noticeably less fat than his comic counterpart.
- Adaptational Relationship Overhaul: In the comics him and Miles were already close friends, but in this version they meet for the first time at Brooklyn Visions Academy and don't become friends until the end of the film.
- Advertised Extra: Is prominently featured in some of the trailers, but he only appears in a few scenes and doesn't even have a single line in the film.
- Asian and Nerdy: He is a student in a prestigious school and quite a Workaholic. He is also an avid Spider-Man fan and read comic books about him.
- Demoted to Extra: Ganke's a big part of Miles's mythology, but he's relegated to a non-speaking role in Into the Spider-Verse. This is due to a combination of pacing issues and the writers being afraid that Ganke would be mistaken by less informed fans for a knock-off of Ned Leeds, whom he was composited with in the MCU.
- Handshake Substitute: Ganke and Miles fist bump after Miles reveals to him that he's Spider-Man, and as the sound effect above the bump says "Best Buds" it implies that Miles and Ganke's friendship will blossom like it does in the comics.
- Irony: He's seen reading a Spider-Man comic of the possibilities of different dimensions of other Spider-Men existing.
- Secret-Keeper: Ganke sees the unmasked Spider-Gang, including his roommate Miles, clinging to a wall in his room. He immediately passes out and they tuck him into bed. In the epilogue narrated by Miles, he shows that he unmasked himself to Ganke, revealing his secret identity rather than trying to pass it off as a dream.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Wears glasses and attends a prestigious school.
- Suddenly Speaking: He will start having a speaking role in the sequel, while he had no lines in the first film.
- The Voiceless: Ganke can talk, but he has no lines during the first movie. Subverted in the second film where he finally talks.
Vanessa Marianna Fisk and Richard Fisk
Vanessa voiced by: Lake Bell Foreign VAs
Richard voiced by: Unknown Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
The deceased wife and son of Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin.
- Adaptational Heroism: While Vanessa in the comics disapproved of Wilson being a crime boss, she still stayed with him for some time. Here, Vanessa leaves Fisk immediately after finding out he's a criminal.
- Due to dying when still a child, Richard never becomes the criminal Rose in this continuity.
- Age Lift: Richard was an adult in the main 616 continuity, as well as most other versions. This incarnation is a child, much like his appearance in The Punisher MAX.
- Composite Character: Kingpin being led to investigate The Multiverse in search for alternate, alive versions of his family mirrors what 616-Miles Morales goes through in Spider-Men II with Fisk's family playing the part of Miles' beloved wife Barbara.
- Death by Adaptation: Compared to both of their 616 selves as they died earlier and given the story is set in a universe where Miles replaces a dead Peter, Vanessa's Ultimate self was merely in a coma.
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: Inverted in their case; they are dead in the "main" universe, so Fisk wants to replace them with living alternate counterparts.
- Death of a Child: Richard died in the same accident which killed his mother and was only a child when it happened.
- Driver Faces Passenger: Vanessa is too focused on comforting Richard while fleeing from Fisk that she didn't even realize she drove into an oncoming car, which cost them both their lives.
- Hero-Worshipper: According to Wilson's monologue at the gala "honoring" Peter Parker, Richard Fisk loved Spider-Man. Given that the discovery of his father being a crime boss who fought Spider-Man leaves him stunned and upset, there's good chance that Fisk is being honest about that.
- Locked Out of the Loop: It seems like in this depiction, neither Vanessa nor Richard were aware of Fisk's identity as a ruthless crime lord and enemy of Spider-Man. They discover this when they walk in on Fisk during an attempt to kill Spider-Man years ago, and are so shocked at what they see that Vanessa takes Richard and immediately flees... only to drive into a collision which costs them both their lives.
- Morality Pet: They were enough of one each that when they discover Fisk's true nature, Fisk is horrified at what they saw him doing and immediately takes to pleading with them not to leave. When the Super-Collider starts folding universes on top of one another and Fisk starts seeing images of Vanessa and Richard from alternate realities, he begs for them to recognise him and not be afraid.
- Mythology Gag: One of the Alternate Universe versions of his son that get glimpsed at appears to be a young Matthew Murdock. One What If? story saw Wilson Fisk adopt Murdock after the death of his father.
- Posthumous Character: Both are long dead by the time the events of the film take place. However, in Spider-Man's lair, we briefly see an image of what appears to be The Rose, Richard Fisk's villainous alter-ego from the comics, which could be an intentional hint that Richard survived the crash.
- Replacement Goldfish: Invoked. Fisk is attempting to search The Multiverse for alternate still-living versions of them so that he can have his family back.
- Small Role, Big Impact: They are the entire reason the plot of the film kicks off. If they hadn't died, Fisk would never have commissioned the building of the Super-Collider, which would mean that the Peter Parker of his universe never would have tried to stop him due to the potential damage it could do to the world, Fisk never would have killed Parker, thus ensuring Miles's desire to live up to his legacy, and the other Spiders never would have been pulled from their realities.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: As seen in comparison to the photo, Vanessa is normally built and quite attractive compared to her massive, egg-shaped husband.
Mary Jane Watson
Voiced By: Zoë Kravitz
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse note | Across the Spider-Verse
The ex-wife of Peter B. Parker.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She has blue eyes instead of green here just like Kirsten Dunst's portrayal of Mary Jane.
- Age Lift: Much like her universe's Peter, she would be at least in her late 30s by now (if the same age as her Peter, at least 38), making her the oldest depiction of Mary Jane outside of the Spider-Girl comics.
- Alternate Self: To the Mary Jane Watson of Miles's universe. Despite being older, the two women look almost identical and have lived similar life experiences to a point.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Either Peter was Jewish, he married her according to her customs, or they included a Jewish tradition for another reason.
- Happily Married:
- Subverted. She and Peter B start off as a strong, married couple but over time their relationship became testy which was not helped by bad financial investments, Aunt May dying, and a mid-life crisis over his reluctance to have kids. This led to them divorcing. By the end of the film, he's determined to give their relationship another chance and not make the same mistakes he did earlier.
- Played completely straight in Across the Spider-Verse as she and Peter are shown to have a great home life with their daughter Mayday.
- Heroes Want Redheads: The love of Peter B.'s life, and with a very vibrant shade of wavy red hair.
- Love Cannot Overcome: She loved Peter but he wasn't always there for her, and his fear of having children led to a depressive spiral that ended their marriage. However, the epilogue between the two implies that she still cares for him, and upon opening the door and seeing Peter with flowers her face shows a hopeful smile.
- One True Love: Although divorced, Peter still loves her and the feeling that he permanently messed it up factors into his decision to be the one to destroy the Super-Collider and remain stranded in Miles's universe. Miles stepping up as the new Spider-Man gives him the opportunity to go back and have another chance at a life with her.
- The Voiceless: Appears in Peter B.'s introductory montage and again when he returns to his universe but never says a word. Subverted in Across the Spider-Verse where she does have lines and is shown to have the same voice as the Mary Jane of Miles' universe.
Peter Parker / The Lizard
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
The Peter Parker from Gwen Stacy's reality, he became a creature known only as the Lizard and died during a battle with his friend.
- Alternate Self: A version of Peter Parker who became the Lizard, which is usually an identity held by Curt Connors on other Earths.
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: Like the Peter of Miles' universe, he is this to his counterparts.
- For Want of a Nail: The only Peter Parker who didn't become Spider-Man.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: His death is why Gwen is so closed off to people during the film.
- Lizard Folk: In this universe, he injects himself with a serum that transforms him into a mindless lizard monster.
- Posthumous Character: He’s been dead for around two years before the start of the film.
Voiced By: Shea Whigham
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse note | Across the Spider-Verse
Gwen's father who's life she saved at one point.
- Action Dad: He's a police officer so it's implied he is this, though his only appearance shows Gwen saving his life.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He appears in Gwen's flashback in Into the Spider-Verse while he will get a speaking role in Across the Spider-Verse.
- Small Role, Big Impact: George Stacy has maybe a few minutes at most in Across the Spider-Verse but him quitting the police force due to his conflicting feelings towards Gwen's SecretIdentity reveal and his duty is what proves to be the biggest proof to Gwen that you can Screw Destiny and alter canon events for the better in spite of Miguel's proclamations, which convinces Gwen to help Miles save his dad.
- Two First Names: "George" and "Stacy" are both common first names.
- The Voiceless: He has no lines in the first movie. Subverted in the second movie where he has dialogue and is an important part of Gwen's story.
Voiced By: N/A
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse note
An alternate version of aunt May as a pig from a World of Funny Animals.
- Alternate Self: To the May Parker of the main universe and their Dead Alternate Counterpart from Peter B. Parker's dimension.
- The Cameo: Only appears briefly when Spider-Ham explains his origin, and isn't even identified as his adopted aunt.
- The Voiceless: Has no lines.
J. Jonah Jameson
Voiced By: Adam Brown Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
The editor-in-chief of The Daily Bugle in Earth-67 who is skeptical of Spider-Man.
- Creator Cameo: His voice actor happens to be the film's Associate Production Manager.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: He spouts a Hitler-toothbrush mustache, and he's quick to accuse Spider-Man of pointing first.note
- Mathematician's Answer: When the police officer asks Jameson which of the two Spider-Men pointed first, Jameson replies "Spider-Man pointed first, obviously!"
- The Resenter: He despises Spider-Man for whatever reason.
Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
Voiced By: Liev Schreiber Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
A powerful mob boss who dominates New York City of Miles's universe and the one responsible for opening a gateway to the other dimensions.
- Action Dad: Father to Richard Fisk and a brutal, powerful juggernaut in hand-to-hand combat.
- Adaptational Badass
- The Kingpin has been made the outright Big Bad of Spider-Man's Rogues Gallery, where in the comics he tends to share that role with Doc Ock and the Green Goblin — while Ock and Goblin are taking orders from Fisk in this film.
- Fisk has fought Spider-Man a number of times in the comics and has held his own against him, but that's only because Spidey was holding back in fear of killing him. Here, he personally beats an injured blond Peter to death and overpowers Miles until he uses his Venom Strike.
- Adaptational Sympathy: When there is a Kingpin in a media adaption of the Spider-Man or Daredevil mythos, he's always depicted as this sinister figure out to maintain himself as the necessary evil of the criminal underworld, keeping worse threats from rising by keeping the gangs in line. In this film, he's trying to bring back his wife and son, who died while trying to flee from his criminal lifestyle, and is so heartbroken that he's willing to tear open dimensions to bring them back.
- Fisk seems to be this to the original Spider-Man of Miles's universe. They've been fighting for years and Peter was scared enough of him that he used his final moments to warn Miles that he needed to keep his identity secret because the Kingpin had everyone in his pocket. Even other contenders for Spider-Man's archenemy in his Rogues Gallery, like the Green Goblin and Doc Ock, are subservient to Kingpin in this universe.
- Fisk has surely transferred this enmity over to Miles as he is the one who shut down and destroyed the Super-Collider, preventing him from replacing his wife and son with alternate dimension versions.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The center of Blond Peter's Rogues Gallery. A physically strong and incredibly dangerous foe who other super-powered freaks defer to as the city's reigning crime lord, businessman and political operator.
- Ax-Crazy: Downplayed, but it's still there. He's just very good at hiding it. The trauma of losing his family has made him rampantly homicidal. The fact that he brutally murdered the original Spider-Man with his bare hands, abruptly murdered one of his own henchmen, and is more than willing to murder Miles Morales for his Irrational Hatred toward Spider-Man certainly shows this.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's a powerful fighter dressed in a sharp black suit and tie.
- Badass Normal: He is able to fight Miles with his own great strength.
- Bad Boss: He threatens his employees, no matter how valuable they are to him, as Doc Ock can attest, and murders the Prowler the second he refuses to kill Miles.
- Bald of Evil: As always for Fisk. His Gonk design only exaggerates that shiny head.
- Being Evil Sucks: While trying to kill Spider-Man, his wife and son walk in on them fighting and both flee and are struck by an incoming car during their panicked escape.. Later, when fighting Miles's Spider-Man while the Super-Collider is active, they encounter an alternate universe version of his wife and son and they run away from him again.
- Big Applesauce: Unlike most interpretations of the character, Liev Schreiber gives the Kingpin a thick New York mobster accent that makes it sound like he just walked off the set of GoodFellas. This, in a way, returns him to the Lee-Romita era where Lee conceived him as a Sydney Greenstreet (from The Maltese Falcon) type gangster, with a major Setting Update.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the movie. He's behind the Super-Collider that threatens to tear apart the Multiverse, and other villains, such as the Green Goblin, Scorpion, Tombstone, Doc Ock and the Prowler, all show up as his henchmen.
- Brooklyn Rage: He's a violent mob boss with a strong Brooklyn accent.
- Character Tics: He expresses his emotional state by clicking his pen at various speeds. After Peter B. and Miles escape the Alchemax labs, he rapidly clicks and crushes it, showing that he's at his wit's end.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Par for the course with the character. He has no superpowers to speak of but he can go toe-to-toe with the Spider-Men in spite of their super strength. In the climax, he fights Miles one-on-one in the middle of a multiverse-destroying maelstrom and says that even the original Spider-Man could never beat him.
- Composite Character: Of the Ultimate version of Fisk and Green Goblin, given he hails from the same universe as Miles, and takes Ultimate Osborn's role as the one responsible for Peter Parker's death. His motivation of looking for an alternate universe version of his family also evokes 616!Miles Morales' desire to find a still living-Barbara Sanchez.
- Create Your Own Hero: It's implied that his Super-Collider experiments were responsible for the spider that bit Miles and gave him his powers. Said experiments are also responsible for Miles meeting the other Spider-People, which ends up biting Kingpin in the rear in the climax.
- Deadpan Snarker: He is introduced sarcastically singing The '60s Spider-Man theme song, and when Spider-Man asks him how his business is going, after the explosion of the super collider weakens him, he replies "Booming!"
- The Don: It's right there in his name.
- The Dreaded: In his final moments, Blond Peter makes it clear to Miles that he is utterly terrified of The Kingpin and his social and political power, warning him about how he would go after Miles's family if he learned his identity.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His deceased wife and son, Vanessa and Richard. His entire motivation for building the Super-Collider is to search The Multiverse for still-living versions of them.
- Evil Is Bigger: He's much larger than any of the heroes, but he towers over Miles, who is still a teenager.
- Evil Wears Black: Foregoes his traditional light-colored wardrobe in favor of all black clothes, making him look more villainous and intimidating.
- Faster Than They Look: You wouldn't expect someone so enormous to be able to move as fast as he does.
- Foil: Is this to the Spider People collectively. Like them he lost people he loved in a way that is his fault on some level, but instead of accepting the loss and moving on, he becomes The Unfettered willing to risk the world's destruction in a desperate attempt to get them back. Also, where the Spiders do their best to prevent the tragedy they experienced from happening to others, Kingpin never bats an eye at killing others and inflicting the same pain on their loved ones.
- Fatal Flaw: His selfishness: He's so desperate to have some semblance of the family that he lost that he will kidnap an alternate universe version of his family against their will and in the process endangers the existence of the world and possibly even the entire multiverse to get what he wants.
- Gonk: The Kingpin's character design in the movie is a clear homage to Bill Sienkiewicz's take on the character. Although artistically striking in the comic "Love and War", when rendered in animation it does make for a weird anatomical representation with a square, mountainous body and small head that sits in the middle of his chest, way below his shoulders. It's doubly striking as he is the only character done in this particular art style. Even his own son has perfectly normal proportions.
- Ground Punch: This is the Kingpin's signature move. He does a two-fisted hammer blow downwards and he executes Peter Parker with this. In the final fight, he does this to generate a shockwave that knocks down Miles and then faceplants Miles with another hammer blow.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Fisk towers over his wife just as much as he does everyone else. She was perhaps a quarter of his size.
- The Juggernaut: He is shown to be this when he enters the fray and fights Miles directly, taking every hit without flinching, and showing a toughness greater than both Tombstone and Scorpion who are dealt with handily by Noir and Spider-Ham.
- Large and in Charge: He's much larger than most of his minions — only the Green Goblin is of similar size.
- Leitmotif: Has a melancholy string melody that plays when he is clicking his pen and flashing back to when Vanessa and Richard flee from him note . The motif is repeated during the Super-Collider fight when an alternate version of Vanessa and Richard also flee from him note .
- Lightning Bruiser: The man's a giant compared to everyone else, but he hits hard and fast enough to keep up with any Spider-Man.
- Made of Iron: Fisk is ostensibly a normal human, but he can tank an insane amount of damage without a scratch. Even the explosive destruction of the Super-Collider doesn't kill him.
- Moral Myopia: Has suffered a deep personal loss of loved ones and is willing to do anything to have them restored to his life, but is more than willing to murder innocent people and inflict the same pain of loss on others without a moment's regret.
- No-Neck Chump: Being a Tiny-Headed Behemoth whose head is situated in the middle of his chest, he hasn't a neck to speak of.
- Non-Standard Character Design: His appearance is taken from Bill Sienkiewicz's depiction◊ of the character from Daredevil: Love and War. As such, while everyone else in his universe (including his own son) is more reasonably proportioned, he has a cartoonishly-exaggerated body being massively tall with a hilariously broad, blocky physique and a comparatively tiny head that is lower than his shoulders and has hardly any neck.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His son, Richard, died in a car crash.
- Please, Don't Leave Me: As he fights Miles inside a train that's barreling through the Super-Collider, alternate versions of Vanessa and Richard appear, each being terrified and appalled at him attacking Spider-Man. Fisk tells them to not be afraid and tearfully tells his wife "You know me". As they vanish, Fisk drops Miles and runs towards them, begging them to not leave as the train car moves on.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, while he's always been a major enemy of Peter Parker, he's rarely come into contact with Miles Morales. The Ultimate Kingpin was also killed off long before Miles was introduced.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He wouldn't be the Kingpin without a snazzy suit.
- Spared by the Adaptation: The Kingpin of the actual Ultimate universe was blasted out of a window by Mysterio in the immediate aftermath of Ultimatum, well before Miles ever replaced Peter. This Kingpin lives to see Miles replace Peter, and is turned over to the police at the end of the movie.
- Stout Strength: While it's ambiguous if it's muscle, fat, or a combination, he's as wide as he is tall (and he's a lot taller than most of the other characters) and he can hit like a freight train.
- Tiny-Headed Behemoth: He's absolutely huge, towering over most humans, but his head is quite small in comparison to his body.
- Tragic Villain: It doesn't make him any less monstrous, but his wife, Vanessa and son, Richard were killed in a car crash after they discovered his true nature as a villain while attempting to kill Spider-Man years ago. He commissioned the construction of the Super-Collider in order to search The Multiverse for another version of his wife and son so that he could have his family back.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Given that Kingpin follows a Non-Standard Character Design with a cartoonishly-exaggerated body, any woman he marries will be this by default, but Vanessa was attractive all on her own.
- Villainous Breakdown: He absolutely loses it in the climax after he sees an alternate dimension version of his family while fighting Miles and they run away from him again.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He is a respected businessman, able to hold a memorial and claim he was a close ally of Spider-Man even though he murdered him. Blond Peter tells Miles that Fisk has connections everywhere and thus Miles cannot reveal who he is to anyone or his family will be in danger.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: All he wants is his wife and son back. Unfortunately, doing so could lead to all of reality in every universe collapsing, including himself and his family's alternate counterparts. Whenever someone tries explaining it to him, he either interrupts them before they can or he ignores them.
Aaron Davis / The Prowler
Voiced By: Mahershala Ali Foreign VAs
Appears In: Venomnote | Into the Spider-Verse
Kingpin's top enforcer, a deadly supervillain clad in a high-tech suit featuring repulsor boots and strength-enhancing, razor-sharp gauntlets. After being tasked with killing the new Spider-Man, it is revealed that he is Miles's beloved uncle, Aaron Davis.
- Adaptational Badass: While the comic versions of the Prowler are no pushovers, this one is hands down the deadliest version yet.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Unlike his original counterpart from the Ultimate comics (who is a remorseless criminal who ultimately saw his nephew as someone to exploit and manipulate for his own personal gain upon discovering his secret identity as the new Spider-Man), this Prowler genuinely cared for his nephew, so much so that, upon discovering Miles is the new Spider-Man, was visibly horrified that he nearly killed him on several occasions. Furthermore, while Ultimate Prowler was fatally injured during an argument with Miles and died cursing him, this Prowler was killed for refusing to harm his nephew and spent his final moments telling Miles how proud he is of him.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He's the Kingpin's top enforcer, but when he finds out the boy he's been hunting is his beloved nephew, he spares his life even as Kingpin urges him to "finish it". Immediately afterwards his boss shoots him In the Back; Aaron survives just long enough to tell Miles that he's the best member of their family and encourages him to keep going. His death is deeply mourned by both Miles and Jefferson.
- Animal Motif: Big predatory cats.
- During their first encounter, his wild assault even has him crashing into a wall, much like an ambush predator who just barely missed its prey would.
- Many of his attacks are feline-esque swipes with his clawed gauntlets, and his opening attack tends to be a feline like pounce at his target.
- When Miles managed to escape him the first time, Prowler watches him flee while perched atop a building in a cat-like pose.
- During Miles visit to his apartment, he is shown wearing a faded t-shirt depicting a panther, and has a large poster of a purple neon tiger hanging over his sofa.
- Badass Biker: He's a lethal assassin who uses a motorcycle to chase his targets on the road.
- Badass Cape: A long purple one.
- Badass Normal: He has no superpowers, but with some MMA training and home-brewed gadgets, he can hold his own against actual superheroes.
- Broken Pedestal: Learning that his uncle is the Prowler and working for the Kingpin, and as such is an accomplice to the death of Spider-Man, shatters Miles's image of him, while also confirming that his father was right about him. This changes when Aaron finds out about Miles's true identity and outright defies Kingpin's order to kill him and then dies in his arms, restoring him in his nephew's eyes.
- Character Death: He's murdered by Fisk when he refuses to kill Miles.
- Chekhov's Gun: He teaches Miles that placing a hand on someone's shoulder is the best way to disarm someone. Miles uses it to defeat Fisk, who has massive shoulders.
- Cool Bike: His main mode of transportation.
- Cool Mask: His mask lets him see into multiple spectrums of light as well as thermal imaging, which allows him to track the otherwise invisible Miles. It also modifies his voice to make it virtually unrecognizable.
- Co-Dragons: With Tombstone and Doc Ock, he is sent by Kingpin to find and kill the new Spider-Man, and is one of the most dangerous and competent of the crime lord's supervillain employees.
- Composite Character: While his role in the story and identity as Miles's uncle are based on the Ultimate Prowler, his costume, gadgets, engineering skills (per the artbook), and his Heel–Face Turn are all closer to the Hobie Brown version of the character.
- Consummate Professional: Prowler is presented as this throughout the film. He doesn't banter and is almost completely silent in all of his appearances, ambushing his foes and trying to tear them to pieces as quickly as possible. Once he's given a target, he won't quit. Ultimately, it's subverted, as he refuses to kill Miles and instead backs away, which gets Aaron killed by Kingpin.
- Death by Adaptation: He is currently alive in the main comics being back from the dead, while here his death actually sticks.
- Death by Origin Story: While the original Spider-Man's death had already set Miles on the path to becoming a hero, Aaron's murder at the hands of the Kingpin is the catalyst for Miles changing into a hero in his own right instead of just copying his universe's Spider-Man. The rest of the Spider-Gang even comfort him by sharing the losses of their own loved ones.
- Determinator: Villainous version. Whenever he picks up Miles's trail, he pursues him relentlessly. So much so that all Miles can do is flee and just barely stay out of his reach.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: After being fatally shot by Kingpin, he dies from his injuries in his nephew's arms.
- The Dreaded: He's shown throughout the movie to be one of Kingpin's most relentless enforcers, and the one that Miles fears above all. Sensing his arrival is enough to make Blond Peter pause to give out a resigned "Oh, Boy". It gets even worse for Miles when he learns that it's his beloved Uncle Aaron under the mask.
- Dynamic Entry: He's introduced in the film by tackling blond Peter from the other side of the Super-Collider.
- Even Evil Can Be Loved: In addition to being loved by his nephew, Miles, his estranged brother still loves him and breaks down crying when he finds Aaron dead in an alley. During the epilogue, Miles and Jefferson spray paint a memorial dedicated to Aaron at the police station Jefferson works at.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Miles have a very good relationship, with Miles able to tell Aaron things he's uncomfortable talking to his own dad about. When Aaron finds out the person he's sent to kill is his nephew, he refuses even though he knows it'll mean his own death.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be unquestioningly willing to kill a child on the orders of the Kingpin, but he draws the line at harming his nephew.
- Evil Counterpart:
- He's this to the Peter Parkers. Their masks are similar, as are their emblems (the emblem on Prowler's chest resembles the mandibles of a spider), Prowler's purple coloration is a darkened combo of the common Spider-Men's red/blue. Each rely on wrist gadgets and lightning reflexes and all came from humble backgrounds.
- Like Blond Peter, Miles put him on a pedestal and he genuinely cares about the boy, encouraging him to use his talents for good. Both are also murdered by the Kingpin, put their faith in Miles just before they die, and serve as a motivational force for Miles to become a hero.
- Like Peter B., he doesn't live up to Miles's image of him as a flawless cool guy, but nonetheless has his good side. Both also teach Miles the techniques he uses to defeat the Kingpin and save the day.
- He's also this to Uncle Ben, being a Spider's Cool Uncle who's fatally shot, but not before imparting an inspirational message to their respective nephews.
- He's this to the Peter Parkers. Their masks are similar, as are their emblems (the emblem on Prowler's chest resembles the mandibles of a spider), Prowler's purple coloration is a darkened combo of the common Spider-Men's red/blue. Each rely on wrist gadgets and lightning reflexes and all came from humble backgrounds.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Well, "Evil Uncle Wants Good Nephew" but the context is still played straight as despite his unethical acts, he genuinely wants his nephew Miles to grow up to be a good kid. Even in his final moments, he encourages Miles to never stop being good.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His electronically modified voice sounds downright demonic.
- Evil Uncle: A masked criminal who fights both Spider-Men, including his nephew Miles. Though when he finally realises this, he's horrified at what he came so close to doing and defies Kingpin's orders to kill Miles. This gets him killed.
- Expressive Mask: His mask is expressive, but it's fixed into a scowl for most the film until he realizes that he's been hunting his nephew for days, turning the narrowed slits into wide eyes of horror.
- To Peter B. Parker, as he and Prowler have similar, yet reversed roles in Miles's life. Miles started by admiring Peter B., then thought less of him, before coming to admire him again, all the while Peter B. (reluctantly) teaching him to become a hero (in his own way). While Miles initially adored his uncle, then feared him once he found out Aaron is the Prowler (the villain actively trying to murder him), then came to respect him again when Prowler sacrificed himself rather than hurt Miles. This enhances Peter B.'s image as a true role model, despite being a "janky, old, hobo".
- To his brother Jefferson. Jefferson is all about law and order and is an embarrassing father, while Aaron works for the Kingpin and is a cool uncle.
- To Miles himself. While Miles begins the film running from his concerns, the Prowler runs into fights. Where Miles used his knowledge and abilities to avoid the pressures of his new school, Aaron challenged him to use outside context creative abilities to make his school experience better.
- Foreshadowing: Several clues in the movie hint the reveal that Aaron is the Prowler.
- He takes Miles down into the subway near the where Kingpin is testing his dimensional portal, and mentions that he worked on a secret project there. He also demonstrates a very unusual amount of dexterity leaping over a grate beforehand, and the Prowler does a similar maneuver when chasing Miles out of the subway.
- When fighting Spider-Man (his universe's Peter Parker), he demonstrates several Muay Thai fighting techniques. In Aaron's apartment, he is shown to be a Muay Thai practitioner, with shirts, posters, and training gear around his apartment.
- When Miles is using his punching bag, a poster of Aaron wearing purple Muay Thai gear can be seen.
- A neon-glow poster of a purple tiger in mid pounce hangs over his sofa.
- He is shown wearing a shirt featuring a panther, over a purple undershirt.
- He's conspicuously absent after the Prowler appears in the story, leaving a message that he's out of town because of work despite Miles and Jefferson's best attempts to get through to him.
- Gadgeteer Genius: According to the artbook, Aaron put together most of his own equipment, including his motorcycle.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: While it's unclear if he would've stopped working for Fisk had he lived longer, he does prove he still has good in him when he spares his nephew's life... and is promptly shot in the back for his trouble. He dies in Miles's arms, apologizing for not being a better man when he had the chance.
- Hitman with a Heart: He's a ruthless enforcer, but he's a loving uncle off the clock and his loyalty to the Kingpin is overthrown when he discovers his target is his nephew Miles.
- In a Single Bound: His rocket-thruster equipped boots give him enhanced leaping ability.
- In the Back: Is fatally shot in the back by the Kingpin after he refuses to murder Miles.
- Jump Scare: His first on-screen appearance has him pouncing straight at Spider-man from his POV with zero prior warning, appearing to leap straight at the camera, punctuated by his Scare Chord to emphasise how serious and dangerous an opponent he is. He repeats this when looking around for Miles in costume inside his own apartment, swiftly looking behind his hiding place for the intruder, again seen from Miles' perspective, only for his Invisibility to hide him from view.
- Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he appears in the movie as The Prowler, the tone becomes much darker and more foreboding, with the reveal of his secret identity and later death being major turning points.
- Leitmotif: A hellish, animalistic screech is played whenever he's on screen (the screeching was actually created from a modified elephant's roar).
- Last Words: "You're the best of all of us, Miles. You're on your way. Just... just keep going. Just keep going..."
- Lean and Mean: As the Prowler, Aaron is leanly built and taller than most of the cast. He's also a cold-blooded killer who never stops chasing his prey.
- Lightning Bruiser: He is strong enough to clock Peter Parker into a nearby wall and overpower Miles in a struggle, both of whom have Super Strength; fast enough to go toe to toe with Peter Parker in a fight and keep up with Miles in a chase; and tough enough to take hits from Parker without missing a beat.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When he realizes that working for the Kingpin almost led him to murder his own beloved nephew.Aaron: I wanted you to look up to me. I let you down, man. I let you down.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: If Aaron had never taken Miles to the secret spot near the Super-Collider to spray paint his art, Miles would never have been bitten by the altered spider and become the next Spider-Man.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He spares Spider-Man's life after finding out Spidey is his beloved nephew, so Kingpin kills him for his disobedience.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: In stark contrast to Doc Ock, the Prowler does not trade barbs with the heroes. He attacks quickly and relentlessly, giving almost no time for his targets to react. If he's sent to kill you, he'll do everything in his power to do it.
- Parkour: He is shown wall-running and vaulting over rails in his pursuit of Miles.
- Power Fist: His gauntlets have built-in hydraulics that engage when he punches. His gauntlets are also clawed and knuckles are spiked for extra lethality.
- Predator Pastiche: His main role in the story is as a relentless hunter after Miles, and he has the ability to see in multiple light spectrums. There are even several scenes where the audience sees through his eyes, and it's much the same as how the Predator sees through his mask.
- Professional Killer: Implied to be his usual role when he isn't hunting Spider-Men, as he tells Fisk that he doesn't quit when given a target.
- Punch-Clock Villain: On the job, he's a terrifying, relentless killer, but off the clock, he's a loving uncle and a pretty chill guy overall.
- Purple Is Powerful: He's an incredibly deadly and efficient assassin wearing a purple costume.
- Purple Is the New Black: He has some black on his outfit, but the main color scheme is purple.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: Miles's image of Aaron is repaired when Aaron outright defies Kingpin's orders to kill him at the cost of his life, and apologizes for his actions as he lay dying in Miles's arms, while encouraging him to keep doing good, calling him "the best of all of us". Later on, during the epilogue, Miles spray paints a memorial dedicated to Aaron at the police station Jefferson works at, with Jefferson's aid.
- Redemption Equals Death: Immediately stops his attempt at killing Miles when he discovers his nephew is underneath the mask. He then defies Kingpin's direct order to finish him off, a defiance which costs him his life. In his dying words, when Miles apologizes to him for his death, Aaron dismisses it, and insists that it's his fault and his responsibility, and he apologizes to Miles for not being as good as he should have been.
- Rocket Boots: The soles of his boots have small rocket engines, allowing him limited flight and small boosts to enhance his ground mobility. He also uses these to boost his pounce attacks.
- Scare Chord: Used a few times to accentuate his lightning-quick moments as well as emphasising how terrifying his presence is, especially in scenes where he's pursuing the untrained Miles who is desperately doing everything he's capable of to keep away from him. It is the modified trumpeting of an african elephant, hinting at his identity underneath the mask, and once that's revealed to Miles, it becomes part of his Leitmotif.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Aaron moonlights as a supervillain for a crime boss while his brother, Jefferson, is a responsible By-the-Book Cop. Though Jefferson doesn't know the exact specifics of his brother's actions, he's suspicious enough of him that the two have become estranged.
- So Proud of You: Aaron's final words to Miles are telling him that [Miles] is the best of both the Davis and the Morales, encouraging Miles to keep going.
- Spikes of Villainy: His collar and cape consist of prominent spikes, and then there's those flashy, claw-like gauntlets of his.
- Starter Villain: For Miles. Every time the Prowler pursues him, Miles is shown to have improved his abilities a little more. This, combined with his dad's inspiration, is what helps him to finally become the new Spider-Man.
- Super Strength: Implied. While not directly stated, he lands a punch that even sends the superpowered Spider-Man (his universe's Peter Parker) flying across the room, and he was able to overpower Miles during their final confrontation (despite Miles showing that super strength is one of his powers).
- Thicker Than Water: As coldblooded as Aaron is while on the job, he draws the line at hurting his nephew. After Miles reveals that he's the kid that Aaron has been chasing after, Aaron immediately tries to let Miles escape, even as Kingpin is staring him down.
- Tron Lines: Downplayed. His gauntlets and boots glow with a purple neon light, leaving streaks in the air as he strikes and moves. His motorcycle has some subtle ones as well.
- Utility Belt: He is seen wearing one, although he never shows what it contained.
- Villainous BSoD: He's horrified when he finds out that he was unknowingly trying to murder his own nephew.
- Villains Out Shopping: After his identity is revealed, it becomes clear retroactively that the stone-cold killing machine Prowler spends his downtime being his nephew's cool uncle.
- Wall Run: Seems to be able to do this when he's chasing Miles on foot.
- The Voiceless: To hide the reveal of his identity more and emphasising how professional and serious he is whilst on the job, the Prowler never speaks prior to Miles discovering who he is at his apartment. When he does talk through the mask, it's with an electronic filter that is still recognisably Aaron's voice. At the final confrontation at the Parker house, he speaks more openly, though plainly out of frustration with Miles continually evading him and trying to convince him to just give up the USB key to resolve matters quickly.
- Walking Spoiler: His identity is held back for an Internal Reveal more than halfway through the movie. While fans of Miles's comic adventures should be well aware of who he is from past experience, it still constitutes a heavy, heavy spoiler.
- Wipe the Floor with You: While chasing after Miles at the Parker household, he dives and grabs Miles by the scruff of his shirt, dragging him along the shingles until they reach the end of the roof.
- Wolverine Claws: Prowler's primary weapons are his giant, mechanical gloves with razor sharp claws on the fingers.
- Would Hurt a Child:
- He attempts to murder a (so far as he knows) random teenaged witness on the Kingpin's orders.
- Later he makes several attempts to kill the new Spider-Man while fully aware that he's targeting a child before realizing the young boy is his beloved nephew.
- You Have Failed Me: The Kingpin fatally shoots him in the back the second Aaron refuses to kill his nephew on the boss' orders.
Dr. Olivia Octavius / Dr. Octopus
Voiced By: Kathryn Hahn Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
The chief scientist at Alchemax studying the potential of accessing multiple dimensions among other things, she is employed by the Kingpin to build the dimensional Super-Collider for his plans.
- Alliterative Name: Olivia Octavius.
- Alternate Self: Both the alternate universe Peter and Gwen have fought their own versions of Doc Ock before, including Gwen fighting Ock while she was sucked into Miles's dimension. Those versions seem to have had metallic tentacles and likely were more akin to the more traditional Otto Octavius. Unless she's somehow related, this version seems to be the only Doc Ock of her universe, and uses tentacles that are based on soft robotics. Given that the opening flashback shows the Spider-Man of her universe fighting against these same types of soft robotic tentacles, that seems to indicate she is the only Doctor Octopus in the "main" universe.
- Animal Motifs: The Octopus, natch. Once it's revealed that she's an Alternate Universe version of Doctor Octopus, she ties her hair up in a way that noticeably resembles an octopus' mantle, her goggles resemble bulging eyes, and her tentacles are plastic/rubber instead of metal, making them look and move in a more unpleasantly organic way.
- Badass Bookworm: Easily the single most dangerous member of Kingpin's enforcers, as well as the head of his Super-Collider project.
- Bait the Dog: Her initial appearances have her coming off as a Punch-Clock Villain... a dorky hippie-ish scientist who makes popular science videos while riding her bike to work and seems to be so invested in researching alternate dimensions that she is willing to work with Kingpin if it means getting to see the fruits of her life's work. As Peter B. and Miles sneak into Alchemax she expresses concern to Kingpin about the damage the Super-Collider can do to Brooklyn if activated again. She even geeks out at meeting an alternate Spider-Man and begins to putter around doing various tests, spouting Techno Babble and exposition about the effects of dimension warping. Then she reveals she's Doc Ock, and her true sadistic Mad Scientist personality reveals itself as she eagerly awaits Peter B.'s painful de-atomization. In light of later actions, her earlier concerns about her project's risk were more pragmatism than anything.
- Betrayal by Inaction: Subtly intends to do this to Kingpin. She reassures him he can get his family back, after she's made well aware that people from other dimensions will decay and die painfully. She even subtly hints that he won't be able to keep his family from another dimension when she says he could get multiple.
- Beware the Silly Ones: So here's a quirky lady who looks like a hippie in a lab coat and gets absolutely giddy about the science of parallel dimensions. Surely she's nothing more than a sweet, absent-minded professor?
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Implied. While Fisk funds her work, she's clearly using his interest to further her own and the movie implies she has bigger plans for the multiverse. While she's deferential enough to call him "Mr. Fisk", she's also more than willing to snark to his face. She has no qualms about killing his personal guard Tombstone.
- Brainy Brunette: And a LOT of both the brainy and the brunette at that.
- Canon Character All Along: At first she seems like a simple scientist working for the Kingpin. Then it turns out she's a gender-flipped Doctor Octopus.
- Canon Foreigner: This version of Doc Ock is unique to the universe of this film. While female incarnations of the character have appeared before, none of them have shared the same name as this one.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Her first appearance is on a school film in Miles's science class. Her tentacles are also seen during the narration of the Peter Parker of Miles's universe's life.
- Choke Holds: While her tentacles have many functions, her preferred tactic, which even works on extra-durable foes like Tombstone or people with super-strength like the Spiders, is to wrap and constrict them, and then choke the life out of them.
- Co-Dragons: She's the one who designed the entire Super-Collider project, but is ultimately still subordinate to Kingpin alongside Tombstone and the Prowler—although she can still get away with almost killing the former when he annoys her.
- Combat Tentacles: Wouldn't be Doc Ock without them. Her versions are inflatable, allowing them to move really quickly but also get caught in doors or tied down with webbing. The ends can act like claws for grabbing things or turn into buzzsaws for slicing through objects.
- Composite Character: This Doc Ock has the facial expressions, green-and-purple color scheme, and manic personality of the comic 616's Green Goblin.
- Cute and Psycho: Initially, her love of science makes her come across as a dork. Even after it's revealed that she's nuts, she keeps up her pleasant science-geek demeanor.
- Dark Action Girl: She's more of a lethal fighter than her male counterparts once she turns her tentacles on; only a surprise attack by Gwen beats her in the first fight with her. Once she recovers, she shows Tombstone she could kill him in seconds, while simultaneously having a conversation with Fisk.
- Dissonant Laughter: During the final battle, Gwen, Miles, and Peter B. hit her with a combination attack square in the face. She's knocked back, but just brushes off her chin, and charges right back at them cackling all the way.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Fisk wants to use the Super-Collider to bring his family back, Olivia just wants to see if it'll work.
- Evil Former Friend: Given that she tells Peter that her friends call her Liv, the fact that May later calls her by that would imply they have this relationship.
- Evil Genius: It's her scientific acumen that allows the Kingpin to build the Super-Collider and muck with the Multiverse.
- Evil Is Petty: The first thing she does when she breaks into Aunt May's house is aim straight for Peter B. Parker. When he deflects her tentacle, she instead tips over the tray of treats that May was holding. May's next words hint at a sour previous interaction between the two of them.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After Olivia reveals her true identity as Doc Ock, she immediately ties her out-of-control hair in a more contained, practical updo. Not only does it now resemble the mantle of an actual octopus, but it also reflects her change from "Cheerful but spacey scientist" to "horrifyingly powerful supervillain."
- Fantastic Plastic: Her soft-robotic tentacles are strong enough to lift her, other people and rip full-grown trees in half.
- Faux Affably Evil: She maintains a chipper attitude and treats the Spider-Men like they're old friends she's happy to see even as she's trying to kill them. She says things like "Would you give me that back, young man?" when chasing Miles after he steals her computer or "Nice to see you again, Peter." during the climactic battle.
- Foreshadowing: That she's this universe's Doc Ock.
- When Miles enters the room during her lecture, her first name is shown. But when she shifts slightly, her last initial of "O" can also be seen. While there's many characters in Marvel with an Alliterative Name, there's only one prominent "Doctor O. O.".
- Almost immediately when Spider-Man and Miles Morales drop down from their Air Vent Escape at the laboratory, a very obvious mechanical appendage is seen on her workbench.
- Her entire office (especially the lights) have an octagon shape to them, as do the frames of her glasses. Even her face is an irregular eight-sided figure.
- Several files and folders on her ridiculously disorganized computer desktop are labeled "Ock Notes" or "HD Ock". Of course, there's so much on the screen at once that this is Freeze-Frame Bonus foreshadowing.
- For Science!: Seems to hold this attitude when she notes she plans to observe Alternate Peter's gradual cellular degeneration due to being outside his home dimension.
- Gender Flip: Miles's universe's version of the Doc is not the Otto we're used to.
- Granola Girl: Zig-zagged. Her general hippy girl appearance, disarming Bill Nye the Science Guy attitude and apparent flakiness will have you mistaking her for one until it's too late. As a villain, she's brutally efficient, a formidable fighter, and has no qualms about killing someone directly or watching them die. But she really does like cute animals, trees, biking and pool parties.
- Ink-Suit Actor: An enforced case, as the Gender Flip was done specifically to have Kathryn Hahn in the role, so Olivia looks like her.
- Lean and Mean: In deliberate contrast to the short and stocky Otto Octavius most people are familiar with, Olivia is tall and thin, being designed as the direct aesthetic opposite to him in most ways.
- Lightning Bruiser: Replacing the famous mechanical tentacles with inflated appendages means that this Doctor Octopus can move really fast. Her tentacles are also powerful enough to cut through trees or throw a bus, and she's tough enough to get back up after taking hits from Peter B., Gwen, and Miles in rapid succession.
- Look Both Ways: Gets struck by a speeding truck in the final battle.
- Made of Iron: Despite just being a normal human, she takes multiple direct hits to the face from the very much superhuman Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker and Gwen Stacy in the final battle and is able to keep on going. It takes a truck ramming into her at full speed to take her out, and in the extended cut it's seen that she survives even that.
- Mad Scientist: When she first meets Alternate Peter, she's enthusiastic at being given the chance to look over someone from another dimension. She only becomes more excited when she realizes he's going to be painfully de-atomized as a result of being outside his home dimension for too long. The entire reason she works for Fisk on the Super-Collider seems to be For Science!.
- More Despicable Minion: Whereas the Kingpin is acting out of grief, Liv is invested in the Super Collider project For Science!; and whereas the Kingpin is implied to not be thinking clearly, Liv is completely clear-headed about the threat the Super Collider poses to the multiverse but she remains onboard with risking the destruction of reality anyway. She's also a lot more malicious than the Kingpin, whose viciousness towards the Spiders stems from anger more than anything else.
- Nerd Glasses: Big, octagonal lenses that emphasize her intelligence and allude to her alter ego. She swaps them out for her menacing goggles when entering the fray.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She pokes and prods Peter B.'s body while studying him with little regard for any semblance of privacy.
- Perky Female Minion: In contrast to the more serious enforcers on Kingpin's payroll, she has an enthusiastic, upbeat attitude and enjoys quipping as much as killing.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Just because she wants to see the effects of her Super-Collider, doesn't mean she wants it to destroy the multiverse. Otherwise, how would she catalog its effects?
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Keen observers might notice that Olivia's glasses are not only a visual trope indicating her intelligence, but are octagonal in shape, as a reference to her alter-ego.
- The Reveal: We don't learn about who the Doc really is until she catches Peter and Miles in her office at Alchemax and she gets the drop on Peter, locking him in a restraint chair, before removing her lab coat to reveal her tentacle-harness.
- Sadist: She seems to really enjoy inflicting pain on others, stating that she can't wait to watch the very slow and painful results of the alternate Peter Parker's atoms disintegrating out of existence if he stays in her dimension, and smirks maliciously and taunts the heroes during every fight scene without fail.Doc Ock: Nice to see you again, Peter.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She barely showed up in the marketing for the film (with only her tentacles being able to be spotted in one of the last trailers for the film), and she was very often edited out of preview clips for the movie, likely to keep her and her true identity a surprise.
- Tentacled Terror: Like all interpretations of the character, she is a Mad Scientist using the octopus for her moniker, and armed with four robotic tentacles. Unlike most other Doc Ocks, though, her tentacles are made of a rubbery substance, making them look much more like actual octopus tentacles than the metallic tentacles used by other Doc Ocks.
- Truer to the Text: Despite being a Distaff Counterpart, personality-wise, she is closer to the classic Dr. Octopus of The Amazing Spider-Man and others who followed their direction, than Alfred Molina's influential portrayal of a more sympathetic Ock in Spider-Man 2. As a Mad Scientist in service to a gangster, who is indifferent and uncaring to the human toll and cost of her experiments, she's the classic gangster scientist and megalomaniacal version of Dr. Octopus.
- Uncertain Doom: Liv's final fate in the film is left uncertain. The last we see of her, she was hit by a flying truck and shunted off-screen during the final fight. During the denouement, Kingpin and Tombstone are shown being arrested by the police, but Liv is nowhere to be seen. Whether she died, got stranded in another dimension, or managed to escape is left unknown. The extended cut of the film shows that she survives the truck impact, but she then immediately leaps into the multiverse portal created by the super-collider again leading to an uncertain fate as to whether she died, got stranded in another dimension, or managed to escape.
- Villain with Good Publicity: She is well-known enough of a quantum physicist that she even presents quirky, fun, Bill Nye the Science Guy-style educational videos on the subject that Miles's school uses in class.
- Weak, but Skilled: In comparison to mainline Doc Ocks, due to her usage of soft robotics, her tentacles are more fluid, but somewhat vulnerable to being crushed, overpowered, and not quite as directly forceful as most mainline despictions, best shown when a door is slammed on one, leaving it to snap helplessly.
- Wham Line: After strapping Peter B. to a chair and describing in detail the painful effects of his potential eventual atomisation with a creepy sense of anticipation, he becomes understandably very concerned and asks for her name. Cue her giving said name, as well as the Wham Shot of her suit and tentacles upon dramatically removing her lab coat.Peter B.: What did you say your name was?
Dr. Olivia: Dr. Olivia Octavius.
- Wild Hair: Her hair is a thick, tangled mess of type 3A curls, about three times the size of her head, streaked with purple highlights.
- Would Hurt a Child: Quite willing to target both Miles and Gwen, both teenagers, with the intent to kill.
Norman Osborn / The Green Goblin
Voiced By: Jorma Taccone Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
A gigantic, demonic-looking version of the Green Goblin who acts as another of Fisk's enforcers.
- Adaptational Badass: He is significantly bigger than the already large Ultimate incarnation of the Green Goblin, and can fly without the use of a glider. He also uses bombs and equipment just like the 616 Goblin, meaning he has both the hulking strength and the deadly weaponry associated with the two different versions of the Goblin.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the comics, Green Goblin/Norman is an intelligent, scheming, and manipulative criminal mastermind who often exerted his superiority over other supervillains. This incarnation is shown to be more of a dumb brute who is one of Kingpin's mooks.
- Advertised Extra: He was prominently featured in the trailers and merchandise, despite being killed off in the first few minutes of the film.
- Alliterative Name: Green Goblin.
- The Brute: This version of the Green Goblin is just angry muscle for the Kingpin. When Peter tries to reason with him about the danger posed by the Super-Collider, he snarls, "It's not up to me" indicating that he's just a servant of the Kingpin's.
- Character Death: Caught in the Super-Collider explosion and buried underneath the ensuing rubble.
- Color Character: Green Goblin.
- Composite Character: He has the Ultimate incarnation's hulking and brutish physique, wears the mainstream incarnation's outfit, and wings similar to the 2099 and Broadway incarnations. His role as a Goblin lackey of the Kingpin seems to be drawn from the Jason Macendale and Phil Urich versions of the Hobgoblin.
- Decomposite Character: While he's usually depicted as Spider-Man's Arch-Enemy as well as being one of the overall Big Bads in most of his appearances outside of the comic books. This role is given to the Kingpin in this movie. In fact, Norman serves as muscle for Fisk, a rather unusual role for him to play.
- Demoted to Extra: Whereas both his 616 and Ultimate selves are usually characterized as one of the primary Big Bads of their respective settings, this version of Norman is implied to be nothing more than one of the Kingpin's attack dogs and is killed off rather quickly.
- Dumb Muscle: This version of Goblin doesn't come across as the sharpest tool in the shed. He's a hulking brute, but he's mostly limited to shouts and animalistic growling. Even his attempt to kill Spider-Man is pretty stupid, recklessly using the energies of the Super-Collider while Kingpin screams at him to stop. His attack ends up getting him killed in the resulting explosion.
- First-Name Basis: Peter calls him Norman or Norm during the battle.
- Flight: He's got a set of working wings.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: He dies, no one, not even his employer, cares.
- Hulking Out: Like his Ultimate incarnation.
- Secondary Color Nemesis: As expected for Green Goblin.
- Small Role, Big Impact: While Goblin is nothing more than Dumb Muscle who appears in a single fight, his actions have a tremendous impact on the plot. By forcing Blond Peter into the Super-Collider stream, it leads to an explosion that not only seriously injures him but pins him under debris leaving him an easy target for the Kingpin. It also caused the other Spider-People to be summoned from across the multiverse.
- Spikes of Villainy: He wears spike-covered armbands and has an overall pointed and angular look.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Like his 616 counterpart (and other incarnations) this one uses pumpkin-esque grenades.
- Wolverine Claws: He's got sharp finger- and toenails.
Mac Gargan / The Scorpion
Voiced By: Joaquín Cosío
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
Another of Fisk's enforcers, a cyborg with the robotic legs, pincer, and stinger of a scorpion.
- Actually Pretty Funny: When Spider-Ham hits him with an anvil, he doesn't get mad, but chuckles over the cartoonish aspect of the situation.
- Bald of Evil: He's a bald super villain.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: As always, he possesses a mechanical scorpion tail.
- The Brute: He's the most clear-cut example of the trope in the movie since he's just a powerful thug the Kingpin keeps around to kill for him.
- Composite Character: He's Mexican and a Tattooed Crook like the second Ultimate Comics version, but he has Scorpion gear like the 616 version that are implemented cybernetically like the first Ultimate version.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He tears SP//dr apart and nearly kills Peni in the climax, but the trope gets flipped on him when Spider-Ham starts fighting serious.
- Cyborg: His lower body has been replaced with robotic scorpion legs and his left arm is a pincer.
- Evil Counterpart: To Peni Parker and SP//dr. Both are are bilingual (Peni being half-Japanese and Scorpion being Mexican), and their first names are different from their 616 counterparts (Peter for Peni and MacDonald for Maximus). They also fight with armoured tech with Peni being inside her mech, while Scorpion is a cyborg with scorpion-like gear. Both are Lightning Bruisers and base their tech design upon an animalistic appearance.
- Fantastic Racism: He insultingly calls Spider-Ham a "cartoon".
- Gratuitous Spanish: When he says "Well, look at all these little spiders..." upon entering Aunt May's home. Although he is speaking in Spanish the text box next to him appears in English complete with an asterisk to inform the audience that it's been translated from Spanish.
- Movie Superheroes Wear Black: His scorpion appendages are a rusty brown instead of the traditional green that the character is associated with, although he does have hints of bright green glowing within him. It does make him look more like an actual scorpion, which are not typically bright green.
- Power Pincers: His left arm is a mechanical scorpion pincer.
- Scorpion People: Instead of wearing a scorpion suit, he has the appearance of a half-human, half-scorpion cyborg.
- Spider Limbs: His legs are robotic and can split into four to crawl like his namesake.
- Spikes of Villainy: Covered in them. They serve to make his armor and his tail's stinger look like a carapace.
- Tattooed Crook: He's covered in tattoos that make him look even more like a scorpion.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear a shirt.
- Would Hurt a Child: And how. His first action after saying "stand little boy" to Miles is to slam his stinger at his head. Miles barely manages to stop it inches from face indicating that Scorpion was going for a killing strike.
Lonnie Lincoln / Tombstone
Voiced By: Marvin "Krondon" Jones III Foreign VAs
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse
Kingpin's quiet bodyguard.
- Adaptational Wimp: Tombstone in the comics is an invulnerable and highly feared enforcer with enhanced strength and a sadistic streak. Here, he’s more of a disposable henchman who spends most of his screen-time being smacked around and humiliated.
- Alliterative Name: Lonnie Lincoln.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Tombstone is almost always by his boss' side, presumably as protection and to watch his back. However, given that his boss is so much bigger and stronger than him, you wonder how necessary his services as a bodyguard are.
- The Brute: He serves as Fisk's bodyguard but not as prominent as Prowler or Doc Ock, and doesn't appear to be much more than hired muscle alongside Scorpion.
- Butt-Monkey: He is never seen gaining an upper hand in any fight. First, Doctor Octopus strangles him, then Spider-Man Noir defeats him by crashing a car into him. Even Aunt May sends him tumbling out of her house with a whack from a baseball bat.
- Co-Dragons: It's implied that he's the Kingpin's right-hand during his normal criminal activities, but Doctor Octopus is the one responsible for overseeing the Super-Collider project his entire plan hinges on while the Prowler is his most active supervillain subordinate.
- The Determinator: Even when Doc Ock is strangling him after he pulls out his guns on her, not once does he put them away until Kingpin orders him to.
- Dual Wielding: Pulls out two guns when Doc Ock strangles him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Noir. Both wield guns, but usually engage to their enemies in a brawling, and both are pale (Noir being in black and white, and Tombstone being albino).
- Mook Lieutenant: He seems to be in charge of Fisk's security guards.
- Nerves of Steel: Even while being strangled by one of Doc Ock's tentacles, Tombstone doesn't betray any fear even while he's in visible pain, and keeps his guns trained on her until the Kingpin signals him to stand down.
- Oral Fixation: He occasionally keeps a toothpick in his mouth.
- Power Fist: While he has guns, he has shown a preference for brass knuckles.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't have much to say, compared to the other villains. His page quote is his only line. One of the deleted scenes (in which he discovers that the Spider-Gang infiltrated Kingpin's gala) had him speaking more.
- Scary Black Man: With his lack of pigmentation making him look even more unsettling.
- Two First Names: "Lonnie" and "Lincoln" are both applicable as first names.
Voiced By: Aaron La Plante
Appears In: Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham
A mad scientist and an enemy of Spider-Ham.
- Affably Evil: Doctor Crawdaddy is surprisingly amicable when he's not trying to kill Spider-Ham.
- Canon Foreigner: Doesn't exist in the original comics.
Jonathan Ohnn / The Spot
Voiced By: Jason Schwartzman
Appears In: Into the Spider-Verse | Across the Spider-Verse
A supervillain with the ability to manipulate Portable Holes on his body.
- Arc Words: "Villain of the week". The heroes initially pass him off as some D-list villain due to his incompetence and bizarre appearance. This infuriates Jonathan because his transformation completely ruined his life, yet nobody takes him seriously. This pushes him to hone his abilities and gain more power from other universes, evolving from some silly D-lister to an absolute threat against the Multiverse.
- Adaptational Abomination: From petty thief that gets his ass beated by Spidey every Thursday to Cosmic Flaw that looks like a stain in the page.
- Adaptational Badass: Usually, the Spot is pretty incompetent, even with his surprisingly powerful ability. Here, he's hyped as Miles's "most formidable foe yet". In fact, the entirety of Across The Spider-Verse is him averting the whole Villain Forgot to Level Grind hard and becoming the single most dangerous entity in the entire multiverse threatening to unmake everything with his multi-dimensional powers.
- Adaptational Ugliness: He's a lot chunkier here than he is in the comics.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, the Spot is typically a D-lister villain at best who despite the sheer application of his powers can provide is ultimately a doormat who serves other more competent bad guys and ends up becoming a Butt-Monkey Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain more often than notnote . In the films though, while still a goofball of a bad guy at least initially, The Spot eventually reveals his true colors and depravity when he makes clear his sheer contempt for Miles and the lengths he'll go to take his revenge on him for turning himself into a hopeless monster, firmly setting him as Miles's Arch-Enemy in the same vein as Green Goblin was for Peter.
- Arch-Enemy: He's basically Miles's Green Goblin, willing to go to any extreme just to make Miles suffer because he blames Miles for what he became.
- Ascended Extra: He goes from having, at most, five seconds of screentime in the first movie as the "Bagel!" scientist to being (one of) the main bad guys in the sequels.
- Atrocious Alias: In the second trailer, he introduces himself as The Spot. Cue Miles bursting out laughing.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's blatantly comical from the moment he appears, being an incompetant "villain of the week" who can't stop blathering about his holes, quite literally kicking his own ass or being flustered when Miles laughs at his name, but his powerset is so immensely powerful despite his buffoonery (or perhaps in spite of it) that he's able to be such a monolithic threat that's able to be Miles's "most formidable foe yet".
- Big Bad: Comes to be revealed to be the main antagonist for Across the Spider-Verse and Beyond The Spider-Verse once his intent to Miles is made clear.
- The Blank: A large portal blot appears to cover his facial features, but when it's moved there's nothing underneath.
- Body Horror: He states to Miles plainly that, unfortunately for both of them, the holes on him are actually a part of his body. Miles is quick to give his sympathies. [[spoiler:Rockets further into this territory after honing his powers and becoming an Eldritch Abomination, beginning to violently glitch in-and-out of reality and Undercranking rapidly at all
- Chekhov's Gunman: Remember that random scientist that Miles chucked a bagel at in the first film? That was this guy. He even brings up this exact moment while explaining his backstory to Miles.
- Create Your Own Hero: Alongside Olivia Octavius, Jonathan was responsible for building the Supercollider for Wilson Fisk, which makes him responsible not only for the radioactive spider from Earth-42 biting Miles — but responsible for the entire Spider Society across the multiverse as his actions led to Miguel discovering the anomalous backlashes across all reality and building an elite task force of Spider people to deal with the consequences of his actions.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. Aside from Miguel, who is always serious, none of the other Spider-People treat The Spot like anything more than a nuisance due to his incredibly inept first showing. His ineptitude belies his genuine all-consuming obsessive drive to make Miles suffer, and the lack of attention allows him to hone his powers to act on this obsession in such a way that he ends up becoming a threat to the entire multiverse.
- Dimensional Traveller: His body is covered in interdimensional portals that can teleport him anywhere he needs to be.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Is treated as a joke by Miles in the beginning despite the Spot proclaiming how he's Spider-Man's Archenemy, which repeatedly gets on his nerves during their fight as he tries to make himself more menacing than he actually is. However, once he hones his powers and becomes a Reality Warper after evolving into a full on Humanoid Abomination, he earns Miles's (and the rest of the multiverse's) undivided attention as the single most dangerous being in the entirety of existence.
- Evil Is Petty: While his reasonings to hate Miles Morales are justified in part due to the horrific side effects of his dimensional powers, the lengths he goes to actually settling his rage towards him are insanely petty and frighteningly sadistic in spite of his general comical personality as he plans to destroy everyone and everything he holds dear for what Miles unknowingly did to him.
- Expy: His origins, power-set, and eventual horrifyingly powerful godlike status in this canon call to mind Doctor Manhattan, only slipping into the far edge of evil as his rage begins to stew.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's introduced as a pathetic and clumsy wimp who actually apologizes to a bodega owner at several points while botching his first robbery. Then his grudge against Miles is made clear, as is the fact that he will do absolutely anything to make Miles suffer, including wiping out the multiverse itself, which makes the fact that he maintains the same tone of speech that originally made him seem like a joke a lot more unnerving.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: As it turns out, The Spot is actually one of the background Alchemax scientists (Jonathan Ohnn) who was a part of Wilson Fisk's project to create the Super Collider in the first film. He was there at the facility when Miles blew up the collider during the final battle, which resulted in him receiving the side effects that turned him into what he is in the present. Because of this, he holds a strong grudge against Miles, whom he blamed for his current predicament, and seeks to become Miles's archnemesis and destroy everything he holds dear. Eventually, his quest to become more powerful threatens the entire multiverse itself.
- In fact, he is the creator of the radioactive spider that bit Miles in the first film as well, thus causing the events of the Into the Spider-Verse in the first place.
- How Do I Shot Web?: His first robbery shows that he's not very skilled in controlling where his portals open up at desired locations. Then he figures out how they work and gets a hell of a lot more dangerous.
- Humanoid Abomination: Bordering on Eldritch Abomination. Fully embraces this after honing his powers further as a Cosmic Flaw and becoming a full-on horror for the entire multiverse.
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: The Spot's power is so immensely existential that he threatens the entire multiverse just by existing in spite of his almost comical, goofy personality. Then he decides to use this power intentionally to rob Miles of everyone that he loves.
- Portable Hole: His superpower is the ability to manipulate the holes on his body and place them wherever he wants at any size, even midair, and travel through them to wherever else he wants, however he needs a source for his holes and is unable to conjure them up on the spot. When he accidentally discovered he can travel across dimensions using them but loses all his holes in doing so, he created a mini-collider in his room to regain one before using it to outright travel to the Alchemaxes of the other dimensions to absorb the holes from their industrial-sized colliders.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: When fighting in Mumbattan against Miles, Gwen, and Pavitr after his first level-up, in the middle of the Casual Danger Dialogue between him and Pavitr, he comments how he likes "Chai tea" not unlike Miles had just seconds before which presses Pavitr's Berserk Button in equal measure.
- Thinking Up Portals: Is covered with portals that he can use to transport himself and use in fights. In the promotional image, he's seen using Miles's kick on him to kick Gwen in the face. As he gets more accustomed to his portals, he starts inching into Reality Warper territory with how freely he can manipulate space around him.
- Underestimating Badassery: Aside from Miguel, everyone thinks of The Spot as an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who while has a potent power, is dismissed as a "villain of the week" by pretty much everyone, even the people chasing him down from the Spider-Society — especially Miles himself. However, by treating him in second-hand as a minor threat that be dealt with at their convenience, The Spot ultimately is able to hone his powers and become a horrific Cosmic Flaw in the entirety of the multiverse and threaten the existence of everything by just existing.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Horrifyingly averted. Over the course of the movie, the Spot figures out how his powers work and their true scale, going from an pathetic Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain to a multidimensional threat, and he's directing all that energy into making Miles suffer.
- Wimp Fight: The Spot's first encounter shows, for as creatively dangerous as his power to create interdimensional portals is for everyone around him... his actual physical ability against Miles is so laughably inept (to the point of actually pathetically trying to slap him when they are grappling) that if it wasn't for the power his portals provide him, the Spot would have been beaten by Miles in a second flat.
Miles Morales / The Prowler
Voiced By: Shameik Moore
Appears In: Across the Spider-Verse
Earth-42's version of the Prowler, who is not Aaron, but in fact Miles who runs a crime organisation with him.