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"You're like me."
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A collection of different Spider-Men from across the multiverse who find themselves in Miles Morales' universe.


  • Alliance of Alternates: All Spider-Men (or "Spider-People" in a more general sense) but not all Peter Parkers.
  • 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 spiders (or in Ham's case, originally being a spider), 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: They all take extensive damage over the course of the film, both comedic and dramatic. It comes with being a Spider-Man. Peter B. is the most, Spider-Gwen is the least.
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The one constant amongst all Spider-Heroes is their ability to make facetious comments.
  • Decomposite Character: The Spider-People are more or less traits of a traditional Peter Parker Spider-Man split into six pieces.
  • Determinator: One of the things the Spider-Heroes live by is, "No matter how many times I get hit, I always get back up."
  • Dimensional Traveller: The other Spider-Heroes aren't native to Miles' universe.
  • Five-Token Band: The group consists of an Afro-Latino male, two Caucasian males (one of them is Ambiguously Jewish), one Caucasian female, one Asian female, and a male spider-turned-pig.
  • 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: Potent orchestral strings follow the Spider-Gang whenever they are in their mission.
  • Medium Blending: Although they're all technically animated, Peni and Spider-Ham are from universes respectively based off of anime and western cartoons, and it shows with their respective designs and animation styles.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Not as much as Peter, but since these other Spider Heroes aren't native to Miles' universe, the longer they stay, the more their atoms begin to painfully deteriorate before it eventually kills them. It happens more during their climatic battle with Kingpin's henchmen at the collider.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There are 3 Peters and 3 Parkers.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Peni and Gwen for the Spider-Heroes.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: At the start, Miles is not even part of the team, and Gwen is second to Peter B. who is on par with Peni, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Ham. By the end, Gwen takes over leadership when Peter B. decides to apologize to Alternate MJ instead of helping the group, and in the finale, when Miles comes in, he immediately becomes the one the rest follow, especially when he directs them to the portal, ending with him personally dropping Peter B into the portal, with the latter smiling in pride at how Miles has decided to take on the Kingpin on his own.
  • Spider-Sense: The Spider-Men have this ability, not only to sense danger, but it also helped to recognize that the other Spider-Men are similar to each other.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Due to the urgency of the situation, the Spider-Gang, sans Peter B., expect Miles to become an Instant Expert with his abilities. This turning out not to be the case leads to them all deciding the Miles is in over his head and leaving him behind when they go to storm Kingpin's hideout.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Gwen and Miles start to form a relationship, but Gwen has to return to her dimension or else her atoms will deteriorate.
  • Super Toughness: Except for Peni but especially Spider-Ham, they have superhuman durability that allows them to come out mostly unscathed compared to most other people. Peter B. in his first scene gets zapped, slammed into a building, dragged around by a subway car, gets his head scraped on the pavement, slams into a snowman and falls onto hard ground from a few feet above. He's shown to be covered in bruises, cuts and black eyes, but everything heals back to normal later that night. Miles himself was able to survive a several story drop and bounce off of a taxi cab.
  • Trapped in Another World: All of them except Miles were pulled out of their dimensions by Kingpin's supercollider. Unfortunately, just being here is killing them.
  • 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.
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    Miles Morales/Spider-Man II 

Miles Morales/Spider-Man II

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"They're counting on me..."
Voiced by: Shameik Moore (EN), Emilio Treviño (LA), Kensho Ono (JP)

"I see this spark in you, it's amazing. Whatever you choose to do with it, you'll be great."
Jefferson Davis

A teenager who has taken on the superhero identity of Spider-Man following the death of his universe's Peter Parker.


  • 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.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Peter B. occasionally calls him "bud".
  • Adaptational 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.
  • Adorkable: A nice, but clumsy teenage boy who is unsure of himself, loves listening to Post Malone, makes a "time is relative" joke at one point and sucks at flirting.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: He is Afro-Latino and his predecessor as Spider-Man was Peter Parker, who was white.
  • Arc Words: As opposed to Peter, who traditional learns that With Great Powers Comes Great Responsibility, Miles actually already intrinsically knew his responsibility. Instead, his motif is learning to "Take a Leap of Faith" and finally find the courage to jump to action.
  • 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 Morales?"
  • Beta Outfit:
    • Miles' first costume before his iconic black and red suit is a rather embarrassing Halloween costume variant of Peter's.
    • Even Miles' trademark black and red costume has shades of this in this particular incarnation. Miles' costume is one of his universe's Peter's old Spider-Man suits spray painted into the colours he's known for in the comics.
  • 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 African-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.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite being accepted into Brooklyn Vision Academy via Lottery Scholarship, Miles is shown to be smart enough to still pass the entrance exam of the school to get full admission. Because he doesn't want to attend the school, he tries to intentionally flunk out, but gets called out on this by a teacher.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Darkest Hour: Miles has learned that his beloved uncle was trying to kill him, only to be killed himself by the Kingpin when he refused to finish the job. The Spiders leave him behind to take on the conduit themselves, leaving him webbed up to a chair in his dorm room, with the realization that one of the Spiders is going to have to sacrifice themselves to both get the others home and destroy the conduit to stop Kingpin's plans. Even Peter, who showed the most faith in him, decided he was not ready, and was the one who webbed him to his chair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The circumstances he finds himself in do tend to lend themselves to it.
    Miles: I've got a feeling you're gonna be a bad teacher.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: How he discovers his powers include Super Strength. Frustrated at having the older, jaded Peter B. as his mentor instead of his universe's Peter, he slams his fist into a boulder. The boulder cracks in two.
    Miles: That's new!
  • Electric Black Guy: Miles' Venom Sting is portrayed as working like an electric shock.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He tries to get himself kicked out of his exclusive boarding school by intentionally failing a science test; his science teacher instantly sees through it, since he manages to get every question wrong—suggesting that he knows every right answer. This instantly tells you what kind of guy Miles is: a promising kid with massive potential who just wants to be normal, but often does amazing things while trying to avoid the spotlight.
  • 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 of filled with somewhat cold and intelligent students compared to all the warm friends he had back home.
  • The Hero: He's the main character and hero of the movie whose plot is largely his Origins Episode and hero's journey.
  • Inopportune Voice Cracking: This happens a lot since Miles believes he's finally going through 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.
  • 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-Men arrive to his universe to help him.
  • 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: He feels guilty about his Spider-Man's death since his hero died to save him and he was too young and inexperienced to help him. Him helping Peter B. and wanting to return him and other Spider-people back comes from a desire to pay his Spider-Man's sacrifice forward.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Miles' arc involves fighting past this belief that he keeps imposing on himself.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Miles resembles a slightly younger Moore.
  • Insistent Terminology: Every time his powers accidentally activate at the beginning, he tries to convince himself that it's just puberty.
  • 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.
  • Leitmotif: Hip-hop and rap are interwoven into much of the soundtrack around him and kick into high-gear when he grows into the role of Spider-Man.
  • Nice Guy: Miles is a very sweet kid.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: A big conflict leading into the third act is Miles' expectations that the other Spiders will be able to teach him on the spot how to be Spider-Man clashing with the urgency of the current stakes.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Attempts this to get himself kicked out of Visions, but the fact that he got an exact zero on a true/false test tips off his teacher that something is wrong. His other attempts to "play dumb" don't work any better.
    Guard: I know you snuck out last night, Morales!
    Miles: (thinking) Play dumb. (out loud) Who's Morales? (thinking) Not that dumb!
  • Power Incontinence: Since he's only learning about his spider abilities after a short time, he has trouble controlling them. He does get a handle for them as the film progresses.
  • Shipper on Deck: After meeting up with Peter B and learning of his life, he becomes one for him and his Mary Jane. He is quite insistent that Peter B. go back home and make it right with her, and right before dropping him in the portal, Peter B. expresses doubts about him being able to fix his mess while Miles assures him that he has to take a "leap of faith".
  • Shock and Awe: He's able to produce electricity through his hands as he demonstrates when visiting his universe's Peter Parker's grave and he shocks the other Peter in surprise. The power was strong enough to fling Peter across the graveyard. It later proves crucial in defeating Kingpin during the final fight of the film.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: His costumes reflects his character at the moment. His cheap Halloween Spider-Man costume is flimsy and is evocative of how inexperienced he is. It also reflects how much he wants to emulate Peter, demonstrated by moments where he mimics Peter's gestures as well as the scene where the other Spiders ask him if he can do what they can. While he can't, 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 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 early on by purposefully failing on a test, but it fails because the teacher, as mentioned above, is smart enough to realize that he has to know all the answers if he can get every question wrong on a true-or-false quiz, since even someone who was just guessing would have gotten at least some of the answers right just by random chance, 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' name would be Miles Davis. His hairstyle in the film is actually closer to Davis than the comics.
  • Superior Successor: To both the Peters by the end, despite his young age. He pulls off complicated swinging maneuvers that the Blond Peter did at the start, survives one of Kingpin's deadly punches and then fights back. Likewise, after activating his powers, he tricks Peter B. and lifts the USB from him, trips him over and dumps him back into the portal with an absolutely confident "I got this" swagger while Peter B. smiles at how well Miles has done.
  • 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. Old Peter and Spider-Gwen when seeing Miles pull off the amazing swinging maneuver that the competent Blond Peter did in the first act, remark on who of them taught him that maneuver.
    Peter B.: Now we taught him that right?
    Spider-Gwen: I didn't teach him that. And you definitely didn't.
  • 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.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: A running belief about him, from his parents to a teacher who calls him out on this when he gets a zero score on a test. She shows him that he had to know the right answers to get every single answer wrong on a Yes/No test. Even Peter believes in him more than the other Spiders do.

    Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man (Alternate Universe) 

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Miles: How'd I get stuck with the janky, old, broke Hobo-Spider-Man?
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"Lesson number one? Don't watch the mouth. Watch the hands."

An alternate universe Peter Parker, who becomes Miles' mentor upon entering his dimension. In stark contrast to the Peter Parker that Miles originally met, this one is older, more cynical, and an emotional wreck after screwing up his life in innumerable ways. And brown-haired.


  • Acrofatic: He's got a pretty noticeable gut from binge eating pizza, but he's still just as agile as you'd expect him to be.
  • Adaptational Dumbass:
    • Peter B. does financial investments based on stock market advice given on TV channels, showing a level of gullibility and a chasing after get-rich-quick schemes, as well as 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).
    • If "Deck the Halls" (his song on the Christmas album) is anything to by, he also does plainly stupid things like announce publicly on a general release album that Mary Jane Parker is his good friend (after admitting that he promised to not mention her), basically painting a big target on his wife for all his enemies to track down, when Spider-Man in other versions specifically do their best to avoid doing this.
  • The Adjectival Superhero: Nope not amazing, spectacular, ultimate, or sensational. He is as Miles Morales notes, the "janky, old, broke Hobo-Spider-Man". The comic book that represents him does call him "The Amazing Spider-Man," though.
  • Age Lift: Sort of. He's most likely in his late 30s (38, if he took up the mask at the same age as his counterpart in Miles' universe). While Peter Parker has been depicted as being older before in the comics (notably the Spider-Girl series of the Marvel Comics 2 universe), the main distinction is that this is the first time Peter Parker has been depicted as this age in any other medium.
  • Alternate Self: To the Peter Parker of Miles' universe. The primary differences between the two are the difference in age and that Peter B. has different hair and eye colour. 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Although it's never outright stated, Peter B. is definitely coping with major depression. His weight gain, lethargic disposition, and agitation during his interactions with Miles are all symptoms. Takes a slightly darker spin late in the movie when Peter B. insists on being the Spider to remain in Miles' universe to shut down the Super Collider, even though it means he'd glitch out of existence. Considering the amount of self loathing he has and his belief that he has no one waiting for him to come back to his own universe, this can come across as Peter B. being suicidal - in fact, it's only Miles' demand that Peter B. return to his universe and get his act together while he fights Kingpin that averts a case of Mentor Occupational Hazard.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Peter B. is voiced by Jewish actor Jake Johnson and the brief glimpse of his wedding shows him stomping on a glass. This was inserted by co-director Rodney Rothmannote  as a joke, and it's left ambiguous if he was Jewish, if Mary Jane was, and Peter B. converted, or neither is and it's only intended to be a joke.
  • 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.
  • Anti-Role Model: As compared to Miles' 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.
  • 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' 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. Whenever a new alternate Spidey starts recounting their backstory, he just says enough. He also grows tired of Miles' enthusiasm about being Spider-Man even if it is all new to him because he's been through it.
  • 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.
  • 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. There's even a montage of him repeatedly being clobbered by garden-variety human crooks, as opposed to the likes of Miles' or Noir Spider-Man, who are depicted as being a lot more badass in their battles.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Tries to distract Liv by "turning on the charm". It doesn't work because she's more enthused about him being living proof of alternate realities, as well as being her dimension's Doc Ock, something Peter doesn't realise until she has him restrained and at her mercy.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: He sounds practically bored during the Alchemax infiltration, mocking all the dramatic doom speeches and dismissing the veritable army of villains, despite getting pounded by Doc Ock and shot at by laser-wielding scientists.
  • 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 of confidence in Miles.
  • Child Hater: Sort of. He doesn't exactly hate kids, but he is bitter towards the idea of them. This stems from one of the primary reasons his marriage fell apart. Mary Jane wanted children, while Peter B. didn't want to take that risk because of him being Spider-Man. His interactions with Miles end up mellowing him out significantly to the idea.
  • 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 Lee-Ditko's 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 fries part of his costume off below the calves. He wears sweatpants to cover up for quite a while 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: Ink-Suit Actor aside, 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 hair-style 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 Lee-Ditko's Spider-Man era before his Character Development set in, while the depiction of him as a Manchild still doting 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.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Although introduced into the film as both a slob and a bit of a wash-out, this is still a very seasoned Peter Parker, and the closest thing in this film we get to the mainstream Spidey. He still demonstrates himself as the prime blend between acrobatic, speed, and power among the Spider-Gang.
  • 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 its something you figure out on your own.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His aunt dying, combined with getting the crap kicked out of him for years as Spider-Man, was the beginning of a downward spiral, leading to his separation from his wife and crippling depression.
  • 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: Though Peter B. wants to go back to his own dimension at first, it becomes clear to him and the other Spider-People 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.
  • 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' dimension, the bridge of his nose is noticeably crooked where it appears to have been broken some time before. He doesn't let that or his being out of shape slow him down for long, though.
  • Deuteragonist: Alongside Miles, he's the most prominent character in the movie, having the second biggest character arc in the film after Miles.
  • 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.
  • Downer Beginning: He has similar history as the Peter from Miles' dimension until his marriage to Mary Jane. Then he made some bad financial investments. Their marriage became testy as he says. Then his Aunt died, they divorced, and he was left alone in an apartment building.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Whether he succeeds or not, the ending of the film emphasizes that he's no longer going to give up on his life and shows him meeting Mary Jane to reconcile with her.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's been Spider-Man for more than twenty years, which is a decade longer than the Peter Parker of Miles' universe. Balancing this out is that he's achieved far less in his time than Miles' Peter has in his short life. He does know a considerable amount of what it takes to be Spider-Man mentally which he imparts on to Miles.
  • Foil: To Miles' Peter, who is The Paragon. He's older, self-destructive, depressive, clumsy, initially unfriendly and a little harder to like. He also represents another variation for a possible future direction for Peter. Where Miles' Peter (or "Blond Peter") dies young and immediately gets deified, Peter B. is very much a case of heroes not living up to the hype. Miles' Peter dies nobly in battle while performing a Heroic Sacrifice, Peter B. grows old and has an anti-climactic mid-life crisis which leads him to destroy his life. Miles' Peter is a young overachiever, Peter B. is an old Jaded Washout.
  • 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.
  • For Want of a Nail: Much of his history is largely very similar to the Peter from Miles' dimension even if there are numerous differences such as being brunette, having a Jewish tradition at his wedding, and being a little more of a screw-up than the perfect Peter of Miles' universe. After his Aunt May's death, he ended up falling in a deep mid-life crisis and started messing up his life.
  • Future Loser: His universe is for the most part Miles' universe about a decade in the future, where Peter B. has divorced his wife, grown jaded, and gotten out of shape.
  • Moral Asshole: He's been deeply embittered by the bad place he's ended up in at home partially because of being Spider-Man, making him sick of the Comes Great Responsibility spiel and initially refuse to help or teach Miles how to use his powers. Despite this he is vulnerable to Miles' guilt-tripping, and when it seems one of the alternate Spider-People will have to stay behind despite an inevitable and painful demise, he is the first to volunteer.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He feels this towards the dead Peter of Miles' 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' 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 were married but their marriage was testy as he admits, and not helped by his bad financial investments. Their one-sided interaction on the performance of "Deck the Halls" where Peter B. as Spider-Man gives his "good friend" a shout out while MJ (based on Peter B backtracking) stays silent in embarrassment suggests a pretty dysfunctional relationship. But they held strong and committed to one another through most tough times with the breaking point coming after his Aunt May died plunging him into a mid-life crisis over his reluctance to have kids. By the end of the film, he's determined to give their relationship another chance and not make the same mistakes he did before this time.
  • 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.
  • Hero of Another Story: As stated above, he's essentially an older version of Raimi's Spider-Man, so he has had all those adventures and then some.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: If "Deck the Halls" is anything to go by he's not popular in his universe. An attempt to call out for a show of hands of the people he saved gets no takers, based on his reaction.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to make one in the climax, choosing to stay behind while the other Spiders go back to their own dimensions, despite knowing full well 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: Imagine Peter with his latent self-destructive streak run wild and you have him. Even when he was Spider-Man he was prone to doing stupid things like making bad and dicey financial investments that impoverished him, while also neglecting his wife, and after his Aunt's death, it was his choice ultimately to divorce his wife, which did a number on him to say nothing of her, he stopped taking good care of his health, and became a total slob, started over-eating and becoming more asocial, lapsing back to the friendless, aloof, and moody kid he was in Lee-Ditko's Spider-Man.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Downplayed. While he's not an exact copy of Jake Johnson, his long face, large nose, and five o'clock shadow resemble Johnson more than any typical version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Peter B. is older and more jaded in addition to being willing to describe Miles' entire universe as a soggy, gross french fry right in front of him. That being said, it's still Peter Parker, and his heart is ultimately in the right place.
  • 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' 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.
    • Whatever bitterness he has about breaking up with his Mary Jane disappears when he runs into this universe's version and he turns into a blubbering ditz. It makes him realize he needs to patch things up with his MJ back home, and it's implied during the end credits that they'll repair their marriage.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: He jokingly denotes Miles' universe as an odd offshoot of his own normal one.
  • Manchild: The incident which led him to derail his life. Aunt May's death, after which he went into a major mid-life crisis over being unable to confront life without his maternal figure and started relapsing to an aged up version, becoming an aged up slob and sad-sack, living on a frat-bro diet.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: It's true that he drifted apart from his MJ after Aunt May's death due to a mid-life crisis and a fear of having children as she wanted, but ultimately he was the one who made the call to divorce her against her wishes. The montage showing his life has him signing the papers first while MJ sits back sadly and reluctantly. He takes full responsibility for what happened to their marriage when trying to apologize to Alternate MJ:
    Peter B.: I wasn't there when you needed me the most. I didn't even try.
  • Meaningful Name: While the character always had a middle name starting with a "B," being called and introducing himself as "Peter B" is indicative of him being Peter's B-Grade version and also him being a letdown from Miles' very much A-Grade Spider-Man. He's also the second e.g. 'Exhibit B' Peter Parker Spider-Man introduced to Miles.
  • Mentor Archetype: Serves as one to Miles Morales, though he mostly parodies it because he sees Miles as a Tagalong Kid, and tries to discourage him from joining in, and ultimately gives up on him, as compassionately as he can, after seeing him lose his Uncle Aaron and his inexperience. In the finale Miles proves him wrong.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: The first time his middle name, Benjamin, also the name of his uncle, is used as an initial in his full name.
  • Older Sidekick: He becomes this for Gwen and Miles through the course of the movie. Gwen proves to be more competent and focused on the task and as such takes on the leadership role during the event at Fisk's penthouse. Later when Miles joins in, he takes command, directs the fight and gives advice to him on fixing his life, and then finally Miles personally drops him into a portal insisting he will fight Kingpin on his own.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Peter B. glitches at several moments in the story, which causes him visible pain and ends up with him collapsing to the floor. This is due to him inhabiting a universe that isn't his and is his incentive to get home, if he doesn't he'll painfully disintegrate and die.
  • Overprotective Dad: Once he starts working through his deep-rooted cynicism, Miles awakens Peter B.'s paternal instinct. At the fight at Aunt May's house, most of the Spiders get busy while Peter focuses on protecting Miles. His decision to take Miles' place as Collider-Destroyer as much to do with his death-seeking tendencies as it does with not wanting his protege to get hurt before he's even begun.
  • 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.
    Peter: (Slams the Prowler into a wall) Leave the kid alone!
  • Perma-Stubble: Its pretty evident that Peter B. hasn't touched a razor in a while.
  • Punny Name: The universe he's from is the most similar the one the movie is set in, and the next most focused on—one could even call it "Universe B". Thus it's quite appropriate that he'd "Peter B. Parker"
  • 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.: Watch, he's gonna tell her "You have twenty-four hours".
    Kingpin: You have twenty-four hours.
    (Peter B. shoots Miles a wry smirk)
  • Sherlock Scan: He immediately gets Liv's password with one glance at her finger patterns on the keyboards, even though it was of the complex alpha-numeric variety.
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to silently approve of Miles and Gwen hitting it off.
  • The Shut-In: Was implied to have become one after his divorce from Mary Jane, with his getting sucked into Miles' universe being the first thing to actually get him out of his apartment.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His teaching philosophy as he tells Miles is that intense life threatening situations are the best way to learn.
  • 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.
  • Skunk Stripe: His hair is mostly brown, but he is starting to develop grey hair at his temples as a sign of his age.
  • 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.
  • 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 scientist is a female counterpart of one of his deadliest foes, Olivia Octavius.
  • Trailers Always Lie: The trailers painted him as a grizzled and experienced mentor figure for Miles and a potential leader of the Spiders. The actual film teases him to be this way, but then quickly pokes holes into it, with Gwen and Miles finding him exasperating, him being genuinely embittered and cynical, and likewise ultimately serving as an Anti-Role Model and Anti-Mentor.
  • Unkempt Beauty: His hair is untidy and he’s got a noticeable stubble, with both reflect how jaded and tired he is. That said, however, he’s still got the same handsome facial features his blonde counterpart had.
  • Unreliable Narrator: He tells Miles that he handled his divorce "like a champ", even though he clearly did not. He also says he was working out in his apartment before he was transported into a different dimension, while he was actually just eating pizza.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: His bad life and woes are played for laughs owing to how surly and jerky he comes off, and the fact that most of it is his own fault.
  • When He Smiles: When he's not being overly cynical or brooding, he actually has a really nice, sweet smile.

    Gwen Stacy/"Spider-Gwen" 

Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman

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"Above all, no matter how many times you get hit, can you get back up?"
Voiced by: Hailee Steinfeld (EN), Alondra Hidalgo (LA), Aoi Yuki (JP)

"And I don't do friends anymore... Just to avoid distractions..."

A version of Gwen Stacy who was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter.


  • Adorkable: Particular when introducing herself to Miles as "Gweeeeeaaaaanda", and then explaining that it's a South African name, and that she doesn't have an accent because she was raised in the States.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: In her universe, she's a drummer in a band. We get to see a shot of her cutting loose in the recounting of her backstory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: She has a small but visible gap in her teeth, which emphasizes her youth and teenage sensibility.
  • 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: All Spider-People get 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.
  • 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 accidentally tears some of it off.
  • 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' 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, while Miles' final costume being black with red outlines.
  • 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.
  • 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 romance, and Miles's uncle and Peter both ship them.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Downplayed, but her features resemble Steinfeld's more than they do towards any typical incarnation of Gwen.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She calls Kingpin a pig... while standing next to Spider-Ham.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Possibly as her Peter doesn't appear to be a teenager like her but an adult like Peter B.
  • In the Hood: Her superhero costume has one in addition to the full-face mask.
  • Leitmotif: She's introduced with drumbeats and a guitar riff, fitting her place as the drummer of a rock band.
  • Odd Name Out: In two ways. 1. She's the only alternate Spider-Hero whose name is not Peter Parker or some variation thereon. And 2. She's also the only Spider-Hero in the movie, who doesn't have an Alliterative Name. Later subverted with the reveal of Miguel O'Hara in The Stinger.
  • Only Sane Man: All the other Spider People are all kooky and highly distracted, so she has to be the one to gently wrangle them together.
  • She-Fu: Her acrobatics are a lot more graceful and feminine than Peter or Miles, featuring much more elegant and dance-like movements, with her first appearing to them landing on a tree branch en pointe (in the trailers) and at one point even swinging around the horizontal pole of a stoplight like a gymnast on the uneven bars. Somewhat justified, it can be inferred that she has past experience in ballet and/or gymnastics from her mention of dance training, the ballet shoes on her costume, and the credits showing her onstage in fourth position for ballet.
    • Amusingly, Gwen's the only one of the Spider-people who actually has anything resembling a graceful entry into Miles' universe. Rather than 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.
  • 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/"Spider-Man Noir" 

Peter Parker/The Spider-Man

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"Sometimes I let matches burn all the way to my fingertips just so I can feel something—anything!"
Voiced by: Nicolas Cage (EN), Salvador Delgado (LA), Akio Ohtsuka (JP)

"Where I go, the wind follows... and the wind? It smells like rain."

An alternate Peter Parker who grew up in New York during the Great Depression. While investigating a mafia smuggling operation, he accidentally opened an African idol, freeing the mystical spiders within. Deemed worthy by the ancient spider-spirit Anansi, he was granted supernatural powers to fight crime.


  • 24-Hour Armor: Well, not armor, technically, but he's the only one of the Spiders who we never see without his mask on. (It may actually not be possible for him, considering that he's always shown wearing it even in his home dimension.)
  • '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. The merchandise (and his flashbacks) also have him carry a gun.
  • Adaptational Job Change: He's a reporter in the comics, not a private eye.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The Spider-Man of the Spider-Man: Noir comics is a righteously angry young reporter-vigilante with socialist sympathies whose greatest failure was the death of his mentor, not his uncle - a fairly different character who really just shares a time period and most of a costume design with this version.
  • Alternate Self: Of Peter Parker. Though this doesn't have as much attention drawn to it as the other two Peters in the film.
  • Anachronism Stew: He says a lot of period-appropriate slang popularized by pulp fiction, but he also uses some slang that is well past his time, like "hardcore origin story". Likewise, while there were "American Nazis"/Fifth Columnists and so on, in the late '30s, they weren't that common in America in 1933 (which is the year the Nazis came to power but that happened in Berlin). Ultimately justified because he doesn't come from our year 1933, but the one in his home dimension, so any peculiarities are presumably a result of its different history (similar to Miles's universe having the PDNY instead of the NYPD).
  • 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.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one and wears it well.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He 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, as well as being the strongest physical powerhouse that doesn't have a Mini-Mecha to ride around in. His fighting style mostly consists of boxing techniques and similar martial styles compared to most everyone else's more acrobatic Extremity Extremist style that is typical of your average Spider-Man, giving his combat a lot of weight that the others don't really 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.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The guy often drifts off on some... tangents. He's sometimes even weirder than Spider-Ham.
  • Cold Ham: He's a very stoic guy, but still has quite a flair for the dramatic.
    Spider-Noir: Where I go, the wind follows... and the wind? It smells like rain.
  • 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 Spider-Heroes, 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.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: He's entirely black and white, and his shading appears to ignore coloring from light sources, with even the lighting staying black and white even when in a fairly illuminated room. Presumably, his entire world is monochrome and this adventure is his first time actually seeing color, hence his fascination with a Rubik's Cube.
  • 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 tries to assess him by immediately going at 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: Unlike the other (human) Spider-People, he never takes his mask off. His face is only visible during a brief shot simultaneously detailing his, Peni's, and Spider-Ham's respective backstories (specifically the moment where he's first bitten), and he looks like the other two Peter Parkers, just Deliberately Monochrome and with black hair.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Always wears a fedora while kicking butt. He even uses it to blindside Tombstone and punch him in the face.
  • 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 Old Fisticuffs: He prefers to fight like a street brawler, often adopting a boxer stance and pummelling his enemies with his fists.
  • G-Rated Drug: 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.
  • 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.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He outright congratulates Miles when the latter reveals that his uncle is a supervillain that's been hunting him for days, noting that it's a very compelling origin story. Peni has to elbow him in order to make him stop.
  • Leitmotif: Subtler than the other Spider-themes, dramatic orchestral swells carry his lines.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Coming from a black-and-white world, he is fascinated by multicolored objects such as the Rubik's Cube.
  • Nice Hat: Pulls off a fedora quite nicely, which works because he's from an era where they're still in style.
  • 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.
  • Not His Sled: Unlike most other Spider-Men, the comic book Noir's powers are entirely magical in origin. It's not known if this version is the same. He mentions the standard "radioactive spider bite" origin but that may have been to save time.
  • 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! Noir he may be, but he's still Peter Parker, company mascot and Kid-Appeal Character.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: His mask's lenses are one-way lenses, giving him this look.
  • Sense Freak: Downplayed, but there is apparently no color in his world, and not only is he fascinated by the hues of a Rubix'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.
  • 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, while the comic version does wear all black and gray, he isn't actually monochrome - his world has just as much color as other realities, it just looks darker because so much happens at night. Also you know, Film Noir art style.

    Peni Parker/SP//dr 

Peni Parker/SP//dr

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"It's nice to know we're not alone."
Voiced by: Kimiko Glenn (EN), Alejandra Delint (LA), Rie Takahashi (JP)

"I have a psychic link with the spider who lives inside my father's robot. And we're best friends forever!"

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.
  • 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. This version is a Genki Girl.
  • Adaptational Wimp: SP//dr is large and heavily armoured in the comics, and can take abuse from beings well above the Scorpion's weight-class. Here SP//dr has a far more small and fragile design, and even has a glass screen canopy where the Scorpion smashed his stinger through.
  • 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 an adopted 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Eater: Peni is constantly seen chowing down on snacks while piloting SP//dr.
  • The Big Guy: SP//dr towers over the other Spider-Heroes in his humanoid form.
  • Casting Gag: Kimiko Glenn voicing Peni Parker is another instance of her voicing an energetic school girl.
  • 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.
  • 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 USB drive designed to shut down the supercollider is broken, she uses her technical know-how to fix it. In the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, she's shown building SP//dr a new 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 USB drive that's needed to shut down the supercollider.
  • A Girl And Her X: A girl and her spider, and by extension, her giant robot.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Since she's part Japanese, she sometimes speaks Japanese phrases, and Japanese text will sometimes be displayed on SP//dr’s montitor.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A 13 foot anthropomorphic Spider-bot 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.
  • Insufferable Genius: Downplayed since she's nicer than most examples and doesn't brag about herself very often, but she's still very confident in her skills with technology and lords her ability to repair a mainframe under fire over the other Spider-people without hesitation.
  • 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.
  • Leitmotif: Energetic electronic music follows her around.
  • 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 based off the Cyberpunk trappings of shows 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 colour-consistent with mainstream Peter, and has spider-like appendages.
  • 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.
  • Magic Skirt: Averted. When squashed between Miles and Gwen on the ceiling of Miles' dorm room, Peni, not having wall-sticking powers or a Spider-costume like the rest of the team, has to hold hers down.
  • 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 looks much more Animesque than the other Spider-Heroes, 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.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Downplayed as they're not powers, but unsurprisingly Peni is adept with electronics and tech repair, both skills it makes a lot of sense to have when piloting a mecha.
  • Psychic Link: With her radioactive spider, with whom she pilots the SP//dr mech with Pacific Rim-style.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Unlike the other Spider-people 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.
  • 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: She compulsively eats candy while piloting her SP//dr.
  • Synchronization: When Scorpion tears SP//dr's limb, Peni can be seen holding her own arm in pain.
  • The Team Normal: As a consequence of the duo being a separation of the Peter Parker analogue and his Spider-Man identity, Peni is the only one of the Spider-Heroes without physical superpowers, and only a Spider Sense and a telepathic link to her radioactive spider. Notably, when the Spider-Heroes have to hide from Ganke on the ceiling, Peni is squished between Gwen and Miles due to lacking wall-crawling abilities.
  • 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.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Averted. Peni openly declares SP//dr is her best friend, and his "death" is depicted as one of the big tragic moments of the movie.
  • The Worf Effect: In the Spiderverse comics, as she's safely inside an armoured mech, Peni is the designated punching bag of the Spiders and even mooks get to trash her. And true to form, she is the only experienced Spider to be in a losing one-sided fight. Though she ends up being the one to finish Scorpion using her robot's leg as a bat.
  • Your Size May Vary: The same robot that towers over the other Spiders can somehow hide perfectly beneath a serving table at Fisk's gala, while still leaving plenty of room for Peni inside. Although it is possible this could be because, similar to Noir and Spider-Ham, their universe is a different art style from Miles', Gwen's, or Peter B.'s.
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    Peter Porker/Spider-Ham 

Peter Porker/Spider-Ham

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It can get weirder!
Voiced by: John Mulaney (EN), Oscar Flores (LA), Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP)

"You got a problem with cartoons?"

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 hair-dryer incident. Now he spends his days as a photographer for the Daily Beagle and his nights as a crimefighter.


Other Spider-Men

    Peter Parker/Spider-Man I 

Peter Parker/Spider-Man I

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Voiced by: Chris Pine (EN), Gerardo García (LA)

"Peter used to say it could be anyone behind the mask. He was just the kid who got bit."
MJ

The Spider-Man of Miles' universe, who tragically died.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: As opposed to Spider-Man's typical relationship with the public, this version of Spider-Man is a beloved icon, with even the police's distaste for him seemingly toned down. Even after death he continues to inspire the citizens of New York.
  • 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: Usually depicted with brown hair. This version of Peter Parker is blond-haired, much like the 616 Peter's clone — Ben Reilly — was at one point.
  • Age Lift: In the pages of Ultimate Spider-Man, Peter was still a teen when the events that led to Miles replacing him happened. This Peter's tombstone is marked with "1991-2018", with a news report specifying he was 26 when he died.
  • Alternate Self: From the perspective of the alternate universe Peter Parker he's this. Peter 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 selling 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.
  • Birds of a Feather: When he and Miles first meet and their Spider-Sense goes off at the same time, he immediately notes that Miles is someone just like him, and is thrilled at the possibility of having an apprentice.
  • 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: For all his status as The Paragon and The Cape, there are a few hints that he was feeling unsatisfied with his life before his untimely demise. The most blatant is in the full version of "Spidey-Bells," part of which plays in the credits: midway through a cringeworthy spider-themed rewrite of "Jingle-Bells," he has an emotional breakdown over how much of a sellout he's become and how he'd like to try something other than crimefighting for once.
  • 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's intended to be "as competent as possible" and is an amalgam of all the screen Peters (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland) as well as the Ultimate Peter Parker who was killed before Miles took over as 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.
    • Unlike most versions of the character, this Spider-Man also has a secret lair full of vehicles, variant costumes, and gadgets under Aunt May’s shed, not dissimilar to Batman as well.
    • With the suits in his hideout that come from the stories of many other Spider-Men, including the Advanced Suit, it's implied that he either went through or was preparing for similar events.
  • Decoy Protagonist: He starts off narrating the movie, and a portion of the first thirty minutes of the film involve him, but he ends up killed in action, setting up Miles' 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 meeting, and even tries to reason with him that his experiment won't bring his family back.
  • 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.
  • Expy: This guy is basically Batman, complete with a secret cave that stores high-tech gadgets and souvenirs, an older parental figure who knows of their secret identity and helps out with the gadgets, and an instant willingness to adopt a protege. He even has a song that is suspiciously similar to the Joker's.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He never loses his cool, even in his final moments where he knows his death is imminent.
  • False Reassurance: When Kingpin and his men start searching the wreckage of the super-collider explosion, Peter tells Miles to run and hide and assures him that he'll join him when he can. His tone of voice makes it clear that he doesn't expect to be spared when they find him and was only behaving bravely so as not to worry Miles.
  • 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.
  • First-Episode Spoiler: Or "First Five Minutes Spoiler", in this case. His biggest impact on the story is to die within the first half-hour, setting the stage for Miles to take his place as his successor.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: He dies a little ways into the film, and his promise is one of Miles' initial driving forces.
  • 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.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Is blond, compared to his brunette alternate self, and much nicer and more idealistic by comparison.
  • Hero of Another Story: He has had his own adventures as Spider-Man in the same dimension as Miles Morales.
  • Hope Bringer: His widow notes that Spider-Man had the quality of making everyone believe that they had powers or could be special.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: He coughs a few times after taking heavy damage from the Collider explosion, likely caused by internal bleeding.
    Spider-Man: The coughing's probably not a good sign....
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: After the super-collider explodes, Miles finds Peter's badly wounded body in the wreckage, before hearing Kingpin and his enforcers beginning to search the area. Knowing that they won't make it in time, Peter gives Miles an Alchemax USB drive, which will permanently shut down the machine when they try again and entasks him to accomplish this.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Like Alternate Peter and Spider-Gwen, downplayed. But this version of Peter retains Chris Pine's striking blue eyes and blonde hair.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: There were a lot of things he kept from his wife about his double life, namely the Kingpin and his activities. When he's exchanging his final words to Miles, Peter warns him about Kingpin's great power and influence, and how he would go after his family, which implies that he was trying to protect her.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Kingpin passes his death off as an accident occurring due to the earthquake caused by the underground collider explosion. Miles is the only witness to what happened and since it's believable for Peter to risk his life to save people during a natural disaster, nobody questions it.
  • The Mentor: Offers to teach Miles what he knows about being Spider-Man when he has the chance. His death means he doesn't get to fulfill that offer.
  • Nice Guy: He doesn’t have enough screen time, but it's enough to establish that he’s every bit as heroic and idealistic as his comics counterpart.
  • Old Shame: 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 tragedy and contrast him with the Older Peter who comes later. The alternate Peter Parker considers him, aside from being dead, "perfect" in comparison to himself.
  • Smug Super: Downplayed; Peter takes satisfaction in the amount of adulation and fame he has received from public as spider-Man and has a bit of ego as a result. Despite that, he's also embarrassed by the more cringier consequences of his ego, like the infamous Spider-Man 3 dance and the Christmas album he produced. Also, when he learned that Miles had developed powers just like him, Peter was actually happy to find someone "like me" and eager to take him under his wings.
  • 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.
  • Theme Mobile: The Spidermobile and a motorcycle can be seen in his base.
  • The Unmasking: After his demise, his secret identity is revealed to the public.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: While all the Spider-People get funny moments, for the most part they remain focused on their mission instead of trading witty banter with baddies. The original Spidey of Miles' universe, on the other hand, spends all of his fights with Green Goblin and Prowler dishing out his trademark quips.

    Future Spider-Man (*Spoilers*

Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099

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Voiced by: Oscar Isaac (EN), José Luis Rivera (LA), Tomokazu Seki (JP)

"Let's start at the beginning. One last time. Earth-67."

The Spider-Man of Earth-928, where the future is dark and lit by neon.


  • Adaptational 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.
  • 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 Shift: Miguel is the only Spider-Hero 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 his device has something to do with it.
  • Benevolent A.I.: Has one in the form of Lyla, who acts as his assistant.
  • 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.
  • Dimensional Traveller: Miguel and Lyla create a "goober" that lets them travel to alternate Earths at will.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invents a goober that allows him to not only travel to other dimensions but also override the glitching out problem the other Spider-People had when they went to Miles's universe.
  • 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.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Stuck on the defensive side of one with Earth-67 Spider-Man.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Much like the alternate Peter Parker, Miguel refers to his invention as a "goober." Interestingly, both goobers are related to dimensional travelling.

    Classic Spider-Man (*Spoilers*

Peter Parker/Spider-Man 1967

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Voiced by: Jorma Taccone (EN), Raúl Anaya (LA)

"How dare you point at me!"

The Spider-Man of Earth-67, where it's still The '60s and everything's really stiff.


  • 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.
  • 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.
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Supporting Characters

    Jefferson Davis 

Jefferson Davis

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"With great ability comes great accountability."
Voiced by: Brian Tyree Henry (EN), Kenji Nomura (JP)

"Spider-Man swings in once a day, zip, zap, zop in his little mask and answers to no one."

Miles' father. He's a police officer, and disapproves of Spider-Man.


  • Adaptational Curves: He is beefier than comic!Jefferson.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • In the comics, Jefferson is a SHIELD agent who is distant and aloof from 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 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.
  • 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' chagrin.
  • Composite Character: Has the distrust of Spider-Man of the original Ultimate comics, has the police profession of his deceased counterpart from Ultimate Spider-Man, and is a police officer who is chasing a masked Spider-based superhero that he doesn't know is his own child like George Stacy from Spider-Gwen. He also looks similar to Frank Quaid, a police officer from the Ultimate comics who also had an initial distrust of Spider-Man.
  • 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.
  • Education Papa: Jefferson is the more compassionate variant of one. He makes Miles attend Vision 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 his death. He also comes to tolerate the new Spider-Man, unaware that it's Miles.
  • 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.
  • The Gadfly: He seems to love embarrassing his son in front of his school.
  • Good Parents: Even though he teases his son, he deeply loves him and wants Miles to have a good life.
  • Manly Tears: He's very clearly trying very hard not to break down crying after he finds Aaron dead in an alleyway.
  • 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' dorm (not knowing that Miles was there when Aaron died).
  • Parents as People: Jeff is a good parent overall and dearly loves his son, but he recognizes that there are times when he pushes Miles too hard because he wants Miles to live up to his potential.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunate Names: A black man who shares a name with the Confederate president. It’s worth noting that this made a bit more sense in the comics; when Jeff was first introduced, he was openly and unapologetically bigoted towards super-powered people. Through his Character Development, he becomes a better man, and that is the version of Jeff we see in the movie.

    Rio Morales 

Rio Morales

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Voiced by: Luna Lauren Velez (EN), Sachiko Kojima (JP)

"Our family doesn't run from things, Miles."

Miles' mother. She seems to dote on her son and works at a hospital.


  • 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.
    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!"

    Aaron Davis 

Aaron Davis

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Voiced by: Mahershala Ali, Octavio Rojas (LA), Tetsu Inada (JP)

"You're the best of us, Miles. You're on your way. Just keep going."

Mile'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.
  • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: He encourages Miles to pursue Gwen (or Gwanda) when Miles tells him about her.

    May Parker 

May Parker

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Voiced by: Lily Tomlin

"You look tired, Peter."

The aunt of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Miles' home dimension.


  • Adaptational Badass: This version of May threatens Kingpin's men to get out of her house when they arrive there for Miles and the Alchemax drive. When the fight breaks out between them and the Spiders, she ends up defending her home with a baseball bat.
  • 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.
  • Batter Up!: Uses a baseball bat to help the Spiders fight off Kingpin's supervillains.
  • Composite Character: While still Aunt May in general, this version combines the character with some aspects of Madame Web, her house being the site where the Spider-Men gather and helps Miles to gear up for the final battle. Her meeting Miles at the climax of the film is also framed in the same manner as Madame Web's throne.
  • 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 also always believed Miles would succeed at mastering his powers and join the rest of the Spider-Men, even giving him webshooters for the climax. 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Peter evidently got it from her in this universe.
  • Disappointed in You: She expresses this mildly on seeing Peter B. noting how poorly he's aged, and how little care he has taken of himself, and the fact that he's wearing sweatpants. Then again, it's hard to imagine Aunt May in any version condone Peter B's behavior after his Aunt's death.
  • Nice Girl: She's always sweet and kind.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: She raised Peter like a son, only for him to be killed courtesy of the Kingpin.
  • Parental Substitute: She was essentially Peter's mother in all sense but blood.
  • Secret Keeper:
    • Knew her nephew was Spider-Man, and also knew about the secret underground lair where he kept his costumes and equipment in her backyard. As a result of the latter, she also knew that Fisk was a villain and seems to be the only civilian character in the film who does prior to his capture and arrest at the end of the film.
    • By movie's end she's also given Miles her blessing to take up Peter's mantle and supplies him with web shooters.
  • Seen It All: Though initially a little taken aback when Miles, Gwen and especially the alternate Peter show up at her door, she manages to overcome that pretty quickly, mostly because they aren't the first or even the strangest alternate universe Spiders to get the idea of seeking her out.
  • Skewed Priorities: When seeing a superhero battle royale happen in her house. Her primary concern is that her guests don't mess her furniture.
  • Taking the Fight Outside: She tells everyone to take the fight out of her house after the Fisk's thugs attack the Spider-Gang. After no one heeds to listen, she takes upon herself to use a baseball bat to force Tombstone out.
  • Team Mom: She acts as the caretaker for the Spiders when they seek shelter at her home.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: Zigzagged; on one hand, she mentions that she needed Peter's help to set up an account on a dating service so she could get out of the house. On the other hand, she also made web-slinging devices that she gives to Miles after he finally decides to embrace his role as the next Spider-Man.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied with Olivia Octavius, who she calls "Liv." Of course, given her relationship with the main universe's Otto, it's possible it was more than that...

    Mary Jane Watson/Parker 

Mary Jane Watson/Parker

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Voiced by: Zoë Kravitz (EN), Mireya Mendoza (LA), Yuko Kaida (JP)

"We all have powers of our own, in one way or another. We are all Spider-Man. And we're all counting on you."

The wife of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Miles' 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.).
  • Adaptational Wimp: She's stated to be Earth-1610 aka Ultimate Mary Jane, but lacks her comic book counterpart’s roles of being Peter's equal partner, Sidekick, confidant, and being a Violently Protective Girlfriend, and also Miles Morales' Cool Big Sis. Also, she seems to be locked out of the loop with regards to Fisk's true nature, as she attends a gala he hosts honoring her husband and doesn't suspect him of any ill-intentions.
  • Adult Fear: For this version of Mary Jane, the biggest fear her 616 comic counterpart had when she was married to Peter came true for her. Her husband left to go save people as Spider-Man... and didn't come back.
  • 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. She's the same person as his wife, and aside from the age difference, looks almost identical to her as well. Coming face to face with her causes Peter to freeze up and then apologise to her over the mistakes he made with his Mary Jane. Because he was wearing his mask, and she thought he was just a waiter in a Spider-Man costume, his apology manages to get interpreted as him apologising for the restaurant service, but while Mary Jane doesn't think much of it, Peter is somewhat shaken by the meeting.
  • 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.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She remains unaware of the existence of the other Spiders throughout the film and seemingly didn't know about her Peter's lair underneath May's house, since a board there clearly lists Kingpin at the center of his Rogues Gallery. Adding to that, unless she's putting up an extremely brave front, she has no idea that Wilson Fisk, the man who ends up hosting an event celebrating Spider-Man's life that she attends, was the same person responsible for ending the life of the man she loved. Given that her Peter was "as competent as possible" he likely compartmentalized his life a bit so that she wouldn't be too caught up in his activities in case it went south. Likewise, officially Spider-Man's death was passed off as an accident coming from an earthquake.
  • The Mourning After: She gives a eulogy speech at Peter's funeral, with her husband's death hitting her extremely hard.
  • Precious Photo: Peter kept a photo of her at his workstation in his lair under May's house. The alternate Peter sees it and takes a lasting longing gaze at it, clearly reminded of his Mary Jane, who he is still in love with.
  • Secret Keeper: She, of course, knew about her husband's double life as Spider-Man. Though it seems there were certain aspects that he kept from her, namely the full knowledge of his Rogues Gallery, and Kingpin and Fisk's role in it, likely out of concern for her safety.

    Ganke Lee 

Ganke Lee

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Miles' friend and roommate, who's also a fan of Spider-Man.


  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. He's noticeably less fat than his comic counterpart.
  • Advertised Extra: Is prominantely 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.
  • Emotional Fainting: When he looks up from his Spider-Man comic to see Miles with all of the other Spider-Men crawling in a pile of their dorm ceiling, he promptly faints.
  • Handshake Substitute: Ganke and Miles fist bump after Miles reveals himself as the new Spider-Man to Ganke, possibly hinting at Miles and Ganke's friendship later on.
  • Irony: He's seen reading a Spider-Man comic of the possibilities of different dimensions of other Spider-Men existing.
  • Out of Focus: Ganke's a big part of Miles's mythology, but he's relegated to a non-speaking role in Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Secret Keeper: The trailers show Ganke finding out about multiple unmasked Spider-People in his room, including his roommate Miles. He immediately passes out and they tuck him into bed afterwards. In the epilogue narrated by Miles, Miles shows that he unmasked himself to Ganke, revealing his identity rather than trying to pass it off as a dream.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Wears glasses and attends a prestigious school.
  • The Voiceless: Ganke can talk, but he has no lines during the movie.

    Mary Jane Watson/Parker (Alternate Universe) 

Mary Jane Watson/Parker

Peter B. Parker: She wanted kids and it scared me... I think I broke her heart.

The (former) wife of the alternate universe Peter Parker.


  • 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' 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.
  • For Want of a Nail: Like her Peter Parker, her history was largely very similar to the Mary Jane of Miles' universe up to a point. While her Peter didn't die in action, Aunt May passed away and his role as Spider-Man interfered with their attempts to live a happy life with the breaking point being that Peter refused to have children with her because of that, causing them to divorce.
  • Happily Married: She and Peter were for nearly fifteen years until Aunt May's death plunged Peter into a mid-life crisis, causing strains on their marriage over his refusal to have children, and leading him to decide on a divorce. The shot of them signing divorce papers at the lawyer's office shows Peter signing first with MJ sitting back sadly and reluctantly. The ending of the film has Peter knocking on her door to reconcile, determined to make their relationship work out this time.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: The love of Peter's life, and with a very vibrant shade of wavy red hair.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Peter chose to divorce her and put her through the pain even if she loved him and was devoted to him. He later realizes that he made a terrible mistake, noting that he didn't even try to be there for her when she needed him.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: She loved Peter and was devoted to him but he wasn't always there for her, and when his Aunt died, his refusal to have children and depressive spiral ended their marriage. She was so heartbroken that when he regretted his actions and called her, she never picked up his calls. However, the epilogue between the two implies that she still cares for him, and on seeing Peter younger and better kept than before, her face lights up.
  • One True Love: Divorced though they might be, Peter still loves her to the point that it factors into why he almost chooses to make a Heroic Sacrifice by being the one to close the portal and stay stranded in Miles' universe, which would result in his eventual death by atomisation. The others have loved ones and want to go home, while he can't bear to go back to a universe where she's not part of his life. Miles stepping up as the new Spider-Man means he gets to go back and have another chance at having 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.

    Fisk Family (*Spoilers*

Vanessa and Richard Fisk

Vanessa voiced by: Lake Bell (EN), Atsuko Tanaka (JP)

"Wilson? What are you doing?"

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. Richard Fisk grew up to be a crime lord himself. Here Vanessa leaves Fisk immediately after finding out he's a criminal and Richard is killed as a child.
  • 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.
  • Death by Adaptation: Compared to both of their 616 selves as they died earlier and given the story in set in a universe where Miles replaces a dead Peter, Vanessa's Ultimate self was merely in a coma.
  • Death of a Child: Richard died in the same incident 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 discover 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 the two from alternate realities he begs for them to recognise him and not be afraid.
  • 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 Rose, who in the comics was the secret identity of Richard Fisk. This could be an intentional hint that Richard survided the car 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' desire to live up to his legacy and the other Spiders never would have been pulled from their realities.

Antagonists

    Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin 

Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin

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It's not always about the money, Spider-Man.
Voiced by: Liev Schreiber (EN), Ruben Moya (LA), Tessho Genda (JP)

"The original Spider-Man couldn't beat me! You're nothing!"

A crime lord who dominates New York City of Miles' universe and the one responsible for opening a gateway to the other dimensions.


  • Adaptational Badass: Kingpin is more than powerful enough to take on Spider-Man in a straight fight in the comics, but Spidey is usually strong and skilled enough to beat him, especially if he's not holding back. This time, Kingpin appears to be an actual metahuman as he's shown smashing his way through brick walls and at one point even picks up and throws a car at Miles, as well as making the boast to Miles that the original Spider-Man could never beat him in a fight. He's also made the outright Big Bad and senior of Spider-Man's Rogues Gallery who the likes of Norman Osborn and Dr. Octopus and others work for and defer to, when in the comics those two among others outranked the Kingpin.
  • Adult Fear: Outliving your wife and child is bad enough, but imagine it happening because something you did terrified them and they died trying to run away from you.
  • All for Nothing:
    • As soon as the alternate Spideys start coming in, it becomes apparent that someone can’t stay outside their home dimension for more than a few days before breaking at an atomic level and ceasing to exist, meaning Fisk’s whole plan to find a replacement Vanessa and Richard is doomed to fail from the start. For his part, Fisk seems to be unaware of this.
    • Additionally, all the multiple alternate dimension copies of his family that are generated in the climax bore witness to him fighting Miles in the same manner as he did with the original Spider-Man, causing them all to flee from him in the same way his family originally did. It would seem that even if Fisk does manage to succeed in his plans to bring back his family, they can never be together again.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Fisk seems to be this to the original Spider-Man of Miles' universe. They've been fighting for years and Peter was scared enough of him that he didn't even tell his wife about his true nature. 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.
    • After he kills the original Spider-Man, the enmity carries over to Miles, who feels responsible for stopping him in Peter's place. It only gets cemented later on when he kills the Prowler/Aaron right in front of Miles when the former refuses to kill the later.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The center of Blond Peter's Rogues Gallery, and the physically strongest, most dangerous foe who other super-powered freaks defer to is the city's reigning crime lord, businessman and political operator.
  • 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.
  • Badass Normal: He is able to fight Miles with his own great strength. It might not be the case, as he demonstrates flat-out Super Strength in several scenes despite not being confirmed to have superpowers.
  • 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 family walks in on him during their fight and they both run away from him, too terrified to notice an incoming car while doing so. However, Fisk doesn't learn from this and blames Spider-Man. He, again, doesn't seem to learn when while fighting Miles' Spider-Man, they encounter an alternate universe version of them and they run away from him again.
  • Berserk Button: His family. Mentioning them indirectly causes him to go from considering sparing Peter's life, to killing him on the spot.
  • 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, when earlier versions of Fisk including Vincent D'Onofrio's portrayal in Daredevil (2015) were known for affecting urbane, cultured, and stylistic affectations such as a Foreign Culture Fetish for Japan. 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 man responsible for the Super Collider and all its ill effects.
  • Character Tic: 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.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Liev Schreiber is clearly emulating Robert De Niro in his performance.
  • 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's desire to find a still living-Barbara Sanchez.
  • The Don: It's right there in his name, albeit in an alternate form.
  • 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' family if he learned his identity.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His deceased wife and son, Vanessa and Richard. His entire motivation is searching The Multiverse for still-living versions of them in an attempt to have his family back.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's much larger than any of the heroes, but he's especially towering compared to Miles, who is still a teenager.
  • Faster Than They Look: You wouldn't expect someone so enormous to be able to move as fast as he does.
  • Fat Bastard: Of the worst kind, though it's not clear if he's fat or if he's primarily muscle like other Kingpins.
  • Foil: Is this to the Spider People collectively: like them he lost someone he loved in a way that is on some level his fault, but unlike them he refuses to accept responsibility for it and rather than using it as a motivator to be a better person while moving forwards, he becomes The Unfettered willing to risk the world's destruction rather in a desperate attempt to get them back. Also, where the Spiders do their best to prevent the tragedy that happened to them from happening to others, Kingpin never bats an eye at killing others and inflicting the same pain on their loved ones.
  • 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. Miles is almost dead until his dad tells him to get back up.
  • Hero Killer: Personally responsible for killing the Peter Parker of Miles' dimension. Even though that Peter was already weakened by Green Goblin and implied to be near death, Fisk boasts to Miles that the original Spider-Man could never take him down, and the final fight with Fisk at the climax is Miles' biggest challenge yet.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Fisk towered over his wife just as much as he does everyone else. She was perhaps a quarter of his size.
  • Large and in Charge: He's much larger than most of his minions — only the Green Goblin is of similar size.
  • Last Disrespects: During the climax of the movie Fisk throws a Spider-Man-themed party above the location where Liv Octavius is rebuilding the Super Collider. He does this under the guise of paying respects to the fallen hero but in reality, this is one final dig at his fallen foe. He even goes to the extent of inviting Mary Jane Parker, who is utterly unaware of his part in her husband's death as a guest of honor.
  • The Lost Lenore: His wife and son.
  • 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.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: The plan to find still alive versions of his wife and son nearly cause the destruction of the entire multiverse.
  • Money Is Not Power: Zig-zagged, in that it does give him a lot of advantages, but he acknowledges it won't do him any good when he dies and so is willing to splash out on ludicrously-expensive projects like the supercollider. Plus it can't get him what he wants the most: his family back.
  • Monster Sob Story: Fisk was an evil crime boss long before the events of the movie, but his motives for using the Super Collider are surprisingly humanizing. His wife and son found out he was a villain when they saw him trying to kill Spider-Man, and ended up dying in a car crash while running away from him. Fisk is risking destroying the entire multiverse just so he can be reunited with a version of his family that's still alive.
  • Moral Myopia: Hates Spider-Man for his family's death despite it being his own fault, and is desperate to get his family back no matter what the consequences, but is more than willing to murder innocent people and inflict the same pain on others without a moment's regret.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Downplayed, and more up for interpretation, but after being left webbed up for the cops by Miles, the look on his face could be a mixture of annoyance at his defeat, but also regret and shame at his monstrous actions.
  • Never My Fault: Blames Spider-Man for his wife and son leaving him and their subsequent death in a car crash, placing no importance on the fact they left him because they walked in on him trying to kill Spider-Man. He couldn't have planned for his wife's irresponsible driving, but the inciting incident was on him.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: His appearance is taken from Bill Sienkiewicz's depiction of the character from Daredevil: Love and War. As such, he has a cartoonishly-exaggerated body while everyone else in his universe is more reasonably proportioned, 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. There's no given reason for his appearance, nor do any of the other characters comment on it.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His son, Richard, died in the same car crash that claimed the life of his wife.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: As he fights Miles' inside a train that's barreling through the collider, alternate versions of Vanessa and Richard appear, both once again being terrified and appalled at him attacking Spider-Man and disappear. 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.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Downplayed, but he really hates Miles as the new Spider-Man, even though he killed the one he saw as responsible for the death of his family at the beginning of the movie and Miles barely even knew the guy.
  • 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.
  • Super Strength: He can overpower Spider-Man and throw cars like baseballs.
  • 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, as noted above, looks like a thumb the size of a house, 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 Spider-Man themed gala who he claims was a close ally of his. Before he dies, 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. Even Peter's wife, Mary Jane was never told much about him, appearing none the wiser that the man holding said gala with her as a guest was the same man responsible for killing her husband.

    The Prowler (*Unmarked Spoilers*

Aaron Davis/The Prowler

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Voiced by: Mahershala Ali, Octavio Rojas (LA), Tetsu Inada (JP)

"You know me, sir. I won't ever quit."

A supervillain with technology that allows him to run up walls. Is the top enforcer for the Kingpin and later revealed to be Miles' uncle Aaron.


  • 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 though he knows the Kingpin will kill him as a result. 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.
  • Animal Motif: Big Cats.
    • His musical theme and ques lean heavily on a deranged animalistic screech, and he attacks Miles like a wild animal.
    • 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 Cape: A long purple one.
  • 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' image of him, while also confirming that his father was right about him. This changes when Aaron finds out about Miles' true identity and outright defies Kingpin's order to kill him and then dies in his arms, restoring him in his nephew's eyes.
  • Casting Gag: Mahershala Ali once again plays a New York based Marvel villain.
  • 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.
  • Co-Dragons: With Tombstone, the Scorpion, and Doc Ock, he is sent by Kingpin to find and kill the new Spider-Man.
  • Composite Character: While his role in the story and identity as Miles' uncle is based on the Ultimate Prowler, his costume, gadgets and his Heel–Face Turn are all closer to the Hobie Brown version of the character.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Let's see: One of the enforcers of the Big Bad? Check. Dressed in dark clothing with his face obscured by a mask? Check. Serves to darken the story? Check. Revealed as one of The Hero's relatives in a Wham Episode? Check. Encouraged by the Big Bad to cross the Moral Event Horizon when he has his opponent at his mercy? Check. Dies in said hero's arms after choosing to save his life and spends his final moments reassuring said hero to not feel guilty and that he's sorry for all the terrible things he did? Check.
  • 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 other Spider-People even comfort him by sharing the losses of their own loved ones.
  • Determinator: Villainous version. Whenever he picks up Miles' trail again, he pursues him relentlessly. So much so that all Miles can do is flee and just barely stay out of his reach. Just see his quote above.
  • The Dreaded: He's shown throughout the movie to be one of Kingpin's most powerful enforcers, and the one above all that Miles fears.
  • 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 maybe unquestioningly willing to kill a child on the orders of the Kingpin, 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 Blonde 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' 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.
  • 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: He sounds downright demonic when he speaks.
  • 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.
  • Foil:
    • To the film universe's Peter Parker. Prowler enhances his image as The Ace. Miles looked up to him and even in death he kept the ideals that Miles came to admire him for.
    • To Peter B. Parker, as he and Prowler have similar, yet reversed roles in Miles' 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.
  • 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.
  • Leitmotif: A hellish, animalistic screech is played whenever he's on screen.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Prowler has Miles at his mercy and is prepared to finish him off, when Miles takes off his mask. Aaron, in shock, immediately ceases before Kingpin orders him to kill Miles. Aaron silently lets Miles go (though not before gently putting Miles' mask back on to keep his identity a secret), more than aware that defying Kingpin's orders is a death sentence. Then Kingpin fatally shoots him.
  • In the Back: Is fatally shot in the back by the Kingpin after he refuses to murder Miles.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Downplayed — he shares quite a few facial features with Mahershala Ali, such as the long face.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Barring his early scenes as Aaron Davis, where he and Miles talk to each other on good terms. Whenever he appears in the movie, the tone becomes much darker and more foreboding, with the reveal of his secret identity and later death being major turning points, toning down most of the characteristic humor for the film from then on.
  • Last Words: "You're the best of all of us, Miles. You're on your way. Just... just keep going. Just keep going..."
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Aaron serves as Miles motivator and mentor before Miles got his powers, pushing Miles to explore and hone his interests in graffiti art, even gave him some advice on how to schmooze women. When he refused to later kill Miles, he was killed himself.
  • Morality Pet: Miles is this to Aaron, and unlike the comics Aaron doesn't cross the moral line when he learns of Miles' identity.
  • 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-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 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.
  • 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 the New Black: He has some black on his outfit, but the main color scheme is purple.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Played straight after realizing who the new Spider-Man he was about to kill is.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Miles' 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' 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 Kingpins 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.
  • Shout-Out: To the Predator. 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's even several scenes where the audience sees through his eyes, and its much the same as how the Predator sees through his mask.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Aaron moonlights as a super villain 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.
  • 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 capable of being, 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, tho 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.
  • Wall Run: Seems to be able to do this when he's chasing Miles on foot.
  • Walking Spoiler:invoked His identity is held back for an Internal Reveal more than halfway through the movie; while fans of Miles' comic adventures should be well aware of who he is from past experience, it still constitutes a heavy, heavy spoiler.
  • Would Hurt a Child: 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's orders.

    Dr. Olivia (*Spoilers*

Dr. Olivia Octavius/Dr. Octopus

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"My friends call me Liv. My enemies call me Doc Ock."

Voiced by: Kathryn Hahn (EN), Kerygma Flores (LA), Akeno Watanabe (JP)

"You stay in this dimension too long, your body’s going to disintegrate. Do you know how painful that would be, Peter Parker? You can’t imagine. And I, for one, can’t wait to watch."

A chief scientist at Alchemax studying the potential of accessing multiple dimensions, she is employed by the Kingpin to get his Super-collider working.


  • Adorkable: Part of her Bait the Dog introduction. She geeks out about science and the possibility of accessing other dimensions, has very little sense of personal space when examining her subjects, rides a bike to work and uses an exercise ball instead of a chair in her office.
  • Alternate Self: Both the alternate universe Peter and Gwen have fought their own versions of Doc Ock before. 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.
  • Ambiguously Gay: In a scene of Comically Missing the Point, Peter B. Parker's attempts at some light flirtation with her as a distraction go completely over her head. He tries to turn on the charm, but, after it initially seems to work, she's revealed to only be interested in his biological form as a specimen and evidence that a human can make the jump through dimensions via the collider. Peter keeps trying, even while she ignores his lines and pokes him around like a lab sample in a dish, while ramping up the Cringe Comedy of the situation by making unflattering remarks on his "gut" and "cellular degeneration". This could be a play on the idea of the laser-focused scientist, who only has a boner for their work to the disinterest of all else, but it is also implied that her and May Parker have something of a history together. What that history is, is not made entirely clear, but it's established that they were (or even perhaps still are) friends.
  • Animal Motifs: Octopuses, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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' science class. Her tentacles are also seen during the narration of the Peter Parker of Miles' universe's life.
  • Composite Character: She's a female Dr. Octopus, much like Carolyn Trainer, but is a gender flipped Otto Octavius. She also works for Alchemax, much like the 2099 incarnation from Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Serena Patel.
  • Co-Dragons: Serves this role with the Prowler, and, to a lesser extent Tombstone and Scorpion. She becomes Kingpin's main Dragon after Aaron is killed.
  • Cute and Psycho: Initially, her love of science makes her come across as Adorkable. Even after it's revealed that she's nuts, she keeps up her pleasant science-geek demeanor.
  • 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. Presumably, it's why she doesn't tell Fisk his plan to replace his wife and son with alternate universe versions is doomed to failure since staying too long out of your home dimension causes your cells to degenerate.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Gets run over by a truck right as she's about to fight Miles, Peter B., and Gwen.
  • Evil Genius: It’s her scientific acumen that allows the Kingpin to build the super-collider and muck with the Multiverse.
  • 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 noticeably tells Peter B. that her friends call her "Liv." When she shows up at Aunt May's house to retrieve the collider data May calls her Liv, suggesting that in this universe they may have been friends and that this is a common trait of Spideys and Doc Ocks shared across the multiverse.
  • Foreshadowing: That she's this universe's Doc Ock.
    • While Miles' class is watching one of Olivia's fun, upbeat lectures on quantum physics for kids, she can be heard explaining the theory of multiple dimensions as "'what if' to infinity". She then posits that there could be a universe in which she is "wearing leather pants". This is likely a reference to Doc Ock's costume from his appearance in the second movie from Raimi's trilogy, where he does in fact wear leather pants, foreshadowing her own later reveal.
    • 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.
    • Her tentacles show up as far back as Blond Peter's explanation of his origin story.
  • 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' universe's version of the Doc is not the Otto we're used to.
  • Granola Girl: Subverted. Her general Miss Frizzle/Professor Trelawney appearance, disarming Bill Nye Science Guy attitude and apparent flakiness will have you mistaking her for one until it's too late.
  • 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 Baymax-like inflated appendages means that this Doctor Octopus can move really fast.
  • 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!.
  • 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.
  • Poor Communication Kills: She learns through examining the Alternate Peter that being outside your home dimension for too long will cause a breakdown of your very atoms. She never brings this up to Fisk despite it meaning his whole plan to find alternate versions of his wife and son is doomed from the start. It’s possible she’s aware and is purposely keeping it quiet to examine the effects of the collider on the multiverse.
  • 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 attempting to inflict 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 without fail smirks maliciously and taunts the heroes during every fight scene.
    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.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: During the finale, she's confidently striding towards the Spider-People and Gwen assumes that this is going to take a while, being an even more agile version of Spidey's most enduring enemy. Then a truck comes out of space-time and hits her.
  • Uncertain Doom: Liv's final fate in the film is left very vague. The last we see of her, she is quickly shunted off-screen after being hit by a flying truck as the Super Collider was ripping reality apart. And while Kingpin and the other villains were shown explicitly getting arrested by the police in the end, Liv is nowhere to be found. Whether she died, got stranded in another dimension, or managed to just escape is left unknown. Certainly her abrupt departure from the climax, her disappearance from the scene entirely, as well as much of her careful set-up not being paid off, would imply this isn't the last we've seen of her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied to be this with May Parker, who calls her "Liv", a name she pointedly states earlier in the movie is reserved for her personal friends.
  • Wham Line: After strapping Peter 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: 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.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Apparently, she is well-known enough of a quantum physicist that she even presents quirky, fun, Bill Nye Science Guy style educational school videos on the subject—which Miles's school uses in class.

    The Green Goblin 

Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

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Voiced by: Jorma Taccone

"Why won't you quit?!"

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. 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.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: A way worse example than the version in Marvel's Spider-Man; This incarnation of the Green Goblin/Norman is shown to be just a dumb brute instead of being an intelligent, scheming, and manipulative criminal mastermind like most versions of the character. Of course given his size and monstrous appearance, it's entirely possible that his usage of the Goblin Formula had degenerated his mind to a degree.
  • Adaptational Wimp: On the other hand 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 unlike Ultimate!Norman, he isn't even the one who kills Peter. Norman Osborn in the comics in both the mainstream and Ultimate version is a much bigger deal than the Kingpin, and the Kingpin mostly stays to his small niche.
  • Advertised Extra: He was prominently featured in the trailers and merchandise, despite being killed off in the first few minutes of the film.
  • The Brute: Surprisingly enough, this version of the Green Goblin isn't portrayed as the diabolical psychopath he usually is nowadays. Instead, he's just angry muscle for the Kingpin. Indeed when Peter tries to reason with him about the danger posed by the collider, he snarls, "It's not up to me" indicating that he's just a servant of the Kingpin's.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Osborn has wings and a tail, making him look more like a gargoyle than a goblin.
  • Character Death: Caught in the collider explosion and buried underneath the ensuing rubble.
  • Composite Character: He has the Ultimate incarnation’s hulking and brutish physique and wears the mainstream incarnation’s outfit.
  • Decomposite Character: In the Ultimate Universe, it was Osborn, not Fisk, who killed Peter.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics, he was Ultimate Peter's Arch-Enemy and was responsible for his death. In the movie, he is basically one of Kingpin's brutes and is killed after his fight with Peter near the beginning. He doesn't even kill Peter as Kingpin takes that role.
  • 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.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: He dies, no one — not even his allies — cares.
  • Hero Killer: Even though he's much less intelligent than most versions of the character, he's still incredibly deadly. Kingpin may be the one to deliver the final blow, but Goblin's actions are the reason why Spider-Man was too weakened to escape or fight back. Even before Kingpin kills him, it's implied Spider-Man knows he's done for.
  • Hulking Out: Like his Ultimate incarnation.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His decision to stick Spider-Man into the path of the Super-Collider’s energies is what facilitates the Alternate Spideys’ entry into Miles’ universe. Had he not done that, Miles wouldn’t have had the resources to stop the Kingpin. Even the Kingpin realizes that what the Goblin is doing is probably not a good idea.
  • Playing with Fire: Can throw balls of fire rather than the usual pumpkin bombs.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite being Demoted to Extra, Goblin's actions have a tremendous impact on the plot. Not only is he the reason why the Peter Parker of Miles' universe is weakened enough to be killed by the Kingpin, but by sticking Spider-Man into the Super Collider's energies, he accidentally caused the other Spider-People to be summoned from across the multiverse.

    Mac Gargan/Scorpion 
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Voiced by: Joaquín Cosío (EN and LA), Kenta Miyake (JP)

"Bueno, mira estas pequeñas arañas.note "

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, instead of laughing over the cartoonishness of it.
  • 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.
  • Cyborg: His lower body has been replaced with robotic scorpion legs and his left arm is a pincer.
  • Fantastic Racism: He insultingly calls Spider-Ham a "cartoon".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: When he makes note of all the Spider Heroes in Aunt May's home. The text box next to him even makes note of this.
  • 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.
  • Power Pincers: His left arm is a mechanical scorpion pincer.
  • Spider Limbs: His legs are robotic and can split into four to crawl like his namesake.
  • Scorpion People: Instead of wearing a scorpion suit, he has the appearance of a half-human, half-scorpion cyborg.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's covered in tattoos that make him look even more like a scorpion.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He laughs when Spider-Ham drops an anvil on his head, thinking him to be nothing more than a silly cartoon. Then Spider-Ham shows him just how much ass a "silly cartoon" can kick.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear a shirt.

    Lonnie Lincoln/Tombstone 
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Voiced by: Marvin "Krondon" Jones III (EN), Mauricio Pérez (LA), Satoshi Tsuruoka (JP)

"You messed up big time, kid. Very sloppy."

Kingpin's quiet bodyguard.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, Tombstone has Super Toughness that makes him impervious to most physical harm. In the movie, Tombstone doesn't seem to have any special abilities.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Tombstone is almost always by his boss's side, presumably as protection. Given that his boss is much bigger and stronger than him, a pretty good shot and can take on his dimension's version of Spider-Man no problem, you have to wonder how necessary his services as a bodyguard are.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is never seen gaining an upper hand in any fight. First Doctor Octopus strangles him then Spider-Man Noir easily defeats him in a fistfight. Even Aunt May sends him tumbling out of her house with a whack from a baseball bat.
  • Casting Gag: Marvin "Krondon" Jones, III, is yet again an African-American albino gangster.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's only referred to as "Tombstone" once, and even then it's hard to hear because Kingpin is out of focus when talking to him.
  • 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.
  • Co-Dragons: Serves as Kingpin's bodyguard along with the Scorpion, the Prowler, and Doc Ock. Though one wonders if it should be the other way around. Although he does not get as much focus as the Prowler and Doc Ock, so he is basically The Brute.
  • Dual Wielding: Pulls out two guns when Doc Ock strangles him.
  • Evil Albino: An albino enforcer for a crime boss.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Only appears in the trailer for about a second, standing next to Scorpion.
  • 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.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't have much to say, compared to the other villains. His page quote is his only line.
  • Weapon of Choice: While he has guns, he has shown a preference for brass knuckles.

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