Captain Yuriko "Yuri" Watanabe
Voiced by: Tara Platt (English), María Fernanda Morales (Latin American Spanish), Ayumi Tsunematsu (Japanese), Polina Shcherbakov (Russian)
A captain on the NYPD and a close ally of Spider-Man. She has an under-the-table alliance with the wallcrawler to bring in criminals that neither of them would be able to alone.
- Action Girl: She is a captain in law enforcement, so this trope is a given. She later becomes a Dark Action Girl during the Silver Lining DLC.
- Adapted Out: Obviously not her, but her Wraith persona, which is nowhere to be seen in the game. Until the City that Never Sleeps DLC, that is. Turf Wars reveals that Yuri's always had it out for the Maggia, but her official Start of Darkness begins with her (attempted) murder of Hammerhead. She's put on administrative leave but she outright states that it won't stop her, and still guns for the Maggia. By the time of Silver Lining, she's become a full-fledged vigilante; as she kidnapped a Maggia enforcer, tied him up (with the Wraith's familiar purple straps) and shot him in cold blood, leaving the body behind for Spidey to find. When he does, she gives him a call, openly stating that she enjoyed killing the enforcer. Spidey pleads with her to turn herself in, before it's too late for her to come back, but Yuri doesn't want to come back. The final message makes it clear that the Yuri of old is gone: she's now The Wraith in all but name and costume.
- Broken Pedestal: Part of the focus of Turf Wars involves Yuri's slow falling out with Spider-Man. After their sting operation to bust Hammerhead goes south and results in Yuri having to watch all her men gunned down in front of her, she slowly starts to lose faith in both the system and Spider-Man's ability to bring Hammerhead to justice. And things only get worse when Spider-Man fails to stop Hammerhead from kidnapping the other Dons and his attack on the NYPD precinct.
- The Commissioner Gordon: She's Spider-Man's primary ally as a crime-fighter, letting him in on police contacts and info while working with him to bring down crooks that her men can't take alone.
- Cowboy Cop: Downplayed, due to being a Police Captain, Yuri's hands tend to be tied with taking the more direct approach with busting Fisk's thugs. Though thanks to her under-the-table alliance with Spider-Man, she doesn't discourage him from raising a ruckus at Fisk's various bases because they give her a reasonable justification to arrest them. Her backstory also reveals that she dealt with a hostage negotiation in her earlier years by body slamming the kidnapper. Played more seriously in the Turf Wars DLC, being more ruthless and breaking protocol as things escalate with Hammerhead. Further, it's revealed that while Spidey sees the more reserved and measured Yuri throughout the main game, she always had a problem going rogue where the Maggia is concerned - which he is only seeing now - and is in fact under so many disciplinary hearings that her career was already in danger.
- Christmas Cake: Japanese? Check. Over 25? Check, 38 to be precise. Unmarried? Well, it's never directly stated but there's no mention of a husband, boyfriend or any kind of partner anywhere in the game, not to mention Spidey inquires if she needs a date to a potential Policeman's ball, something she'd definitely not need if she had someone waiting for her at home. Combined with the fact that she's never been married in the comics, it's safe to say that's also a check. All that said though, Yuri herself doesn't actually seem to care and outside of a tiny bit of flirty banter with Spidey (see below), doesn't show any desire to form a romantic relationship with anyone. Once she and her mother are cured of the Devil's Breath, she mentions that her mother's gone right back to complaining about not having Grandchildren.
- Da Chief: Police captain of an unknown precinct in New York.
- Deadpan Snarker: The only way she is able to deal with Spidey is because of this.
- Despair Event Horizon:
- In the Darkest Hour just before the Final Boss, Yuri calls Spider-Man to reveal that she's been infected by the Devil's Breath and has depressingly accepted that there's no hope left before telling him that she's going to spend whatever time she has left with her equally ill mother. Spidey tries to convince her not to give up, but his efforts are in vain. Thankfully, she and the rest of the infected New Yorkers got better after Spider-Man succeeds in recovering the antidote against all odds (and making a great personal sacrifice doing so as well) and she's back to being her normal self.
- Goes through another one during Turf Wars. It starts off rough with her losing all her men in the raid on Hammerhead's hideout and gets worse when he attacks one of the precincts. She grabs one of the Sable guns and goes after him. She flat out tells Spider-Man that she'll arrest him if he gets in her way when he tries to stop her. By the end, she (seemingly) kills Hammerhead in cold blood in front Spidey and several officers.
- Fair Cop: She's the captain of one of the NYPD precincts and is a very attractive woman who instantly became one of the most popular characters in the game.
- To Spider-Man himself come Turf Wars. She quickly shows exactly what Peter could have become earlier. Like how Peter lost Ben, Yuri's own failures result in all of her officers getting murdered, with the implication Yuri shot the only other survivor herself, and while she keeps up a façade, it's clear the incident has taken a toll on her. Spider Man's failure to protect the dons sends Yuri off the deep end into a One-Woman Army, intending to gain justice. But unlike Peter, who recognizes the thin line between seeking justice and simply using it as an excuse to commit murder, Yuri very quickly drops any semblance of justice and goes full blown vigilante executioner.
- To Silver Sable. Yuri is a cop who trusts Spider-Man in helping the city while Sable initially distrusts Spider-Man after she meets him. They are both a Reasonable Authority Figure when they are on good terms with him. However, Yuri was Spider-Man's trusted ally before becoming his enemy, while Silver Sable was vice versa. Incidentally, both women have bob haircuts.
- Freudian Excuse: Her fall into vigilantism occurred because she always saw how the Maggia managed to escape justice, and when they return, the massacre of several of her officers sends her off the deep end.
- Friend on the Force: She and Spider-Man are on good terms with each other. This is at least partly because she's being pragmatic about Spider-Man's appearance. He might be a vigilante, but he's also the only person who can help stop some of the threats the police have trouble with. Plus, Spider-Man is at least trying to cooperate with the cops, so Yuri lets a few things slide.
- Friendship Denial: Yuri continually reminds Spider-Man on multiple occasions that she doesn't actually like him, and that she's not his friend. As far as she's concerned, Spidey helping her catch criminals that she can't handle is simply "payment" for her not arresting him and throwing him in jail for vigilantism, nothing more and nothing less.Spider-Man: [concerning evidence that almost helped to catch Mr. Negative] Hey, we're still best-buds, right?
Yuri: We're not "best-buds."
Spider-Man: [clearly hurt] Well, that got dark real-quick!
- It should be noted, however, that a lot of her brusque manner with Spidey seems to be a front, covering genuine affection and concern for his well-being. It could be considered Suspiciously Specific Denial.
- And considering that the above exchange happens right after she defended Spider-Man from Sable, it really is.
- Cruelly, the only time she actually refers to him as a friend is during one of her last calls to him in Silver Lining, after she's become a vigilante.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Her default clothing choice contains a leather jacket.
- He Who Fights Monsters: After two disastrous operations that resulted in a lot of police dead by Hammerhead and the Maggia's hands, Yuri goes off the deep end and launches a one-woman assault on the Bar With No Name, before going after Hammerhead herself and put a bullet in his head, laws be damned. As of Silver Lining, she's become a vicious killer who hunts down criminals.
- Hourglass Plot: At the start of the game, she was a by-the-book cop who asked Spider-Man to follow the rules and was exasperated when his activities got her into trouble, by the time of their last conversation in Silver Lining, Peter is the one who calls her out for her fall from grace, to which she tells him that sometimes she has to take the law into her own hands.
- It's Personal: Hammmerhead really gets under her skin after he's responsible for killing a lot of police under her command. It doesn't help that Spider-Man can't seem to make a difference in time, so Yuri decides to arm herself with a Sable gun and goes after Hammerhead and the Maggia herself to avenge her men. If you played the Maggia Fronts sidequests around the city, MJ reveals that Yuri has a grudge against the entire Maggia as a whole even before Hammerhead shows up, having gone after and taking down several Maggia operations in her career. This is due to the fact that her father was a Dirty Cop who was on the Maggia's payroll.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her constant gruffness toward Spidey and more than one Friendship Denial, Yuri does seem to have some affection for him, providing an opening for his "Spider-Cop" routine despite her hatred of it to cheer him up, taking him to the hospital after his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at the hands of the Sinister Six, and trying to convince him to get some more rest after he exits the hospital to continue fighting despite having fourteen broken bones.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Played for laughs after the main story ends. She brings back the Spider-Cop joke for a laugh, only to regret it when Spidey goes full throttle with it. Also played for drama in the conclusion of the Turf Wars DLC. After Yuri shoots Hammerhead dead in cold blood, she turns around and sees Spider-Man and the other police officers staring at her in disbelief and disappointment. The look on her face has a shade of regret as it dawns on her just how far she has fallen in her pursuit of vengeance.
- Not So Above It All: To Spidey's shock, when he jokes about being Yuri's date to the Police's Ball, she doesn't actually turn down the idea, and she humors his Spider-Cop antics once he get all the Radio Towers operational again. After Spider-Man saves the city, she even joins in briefly. Spidey's subsequent antics make her quickly regret it.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Though hero is really pushing it at the time, her execution of Hammerhead not only deprives Spider Man of a critical ally, but it plays right into Hammerhead's hands, in that had Yuri not killed him, Hammerhead would have been finished then and there, but her execution allowed one of the moles he had in the police force to revive him, allowing him to escape and continue his crime spree for several weeks.
- One-Woman Army: Her attack on the Bar with no Name indicates all the damage and casualties were her doing this single handily.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Spidey always calls her Yuri and her first name is always shortened to it. The only time her full first name, Yuriko, comes up is on her business card, which you find in one of Spidey's hidden backpacks.
- Older Sidekick: She's 38, while Peter is 23, a whopping 15 year gap. For the record Peter became Spider-Man at 15.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Her killing of the Maggia enforcer clearly shows that Yuri crossed the line by committing murder, but given that it is obvious the enforcer is a sociopath, the only person crying for him is Peter.
- Rage Breaking Point: In Silver Lining, Spider-Man finds a mysterious set of recordings, which eventually detail a Maggia attempt on Yuri's life by bribing what seems to be her psychiatrist. He sets off to get more info, getting more and desperate and worried with each new tape. But then you find that it was ''actually' a last ditch plan by Yuri to trap the Maggia even after being suspended, having convinced a fellow cop to go cowboy with her. But without the support of the rest of the department, the cop is quickly found out and murdered. At which point Yuri snaps completely, finally triggering the completion of her transformation into The Wraith.
- Rapid-Fire "No!": When Spidey begins his Spider-Cop spiel.Spidey: You're in luck, Yuri. [starts using an intentionally gruff voice] Your favorite tough but lovable seen-too-much detective is in town.
Yuri: What? No. No, no, no, no! You promised you wouldn't do that any!
Yuri: ... Please, no.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Yuri has an amicable relationship with Spider-Man, implicitly trusting him and in turn he tends to follow up on the leads that she sends him that she can't act on.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: There really is no other way to describe her actions in the latter-half of Turf Wars. After being Forced to Watch Hammerhead slaughter her men and fail to secure the Maggia dons safety, she goes full Cowboy Cop, completely destroying The Bar With No Name, complete with the Maggia goons inside as well as her brutal (attempted) murder of Hammerhead himself. To hammer it home, the mission involving the former incident is literally titled "Yuri's Revenge".
- Sanity Slippage: As of the Silver Lining DLC, Yuri's shattered faith in the law and due process has pushed her from a cop stalking justice to a vigilante out for blood. In her phone call to Spider-Man, she admits unprompted how good it felt to murder a mob enforcer.
- Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: This version sports a bob in a superhero setting.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She willingly gives Spidey information that she shouldn't since he can use it to try to prevent Mr. Negative and his goons from commenting their crimes when Sable is in charge.
- Ship Tease: The banter between her and Spidey occasionally has a flirtatious bent to itnote , most notably when the latter jokingly offers to take her to the Police Ball and she doesnt outright reject the idea. Its very slight, however, and as Peter winds up getting back with MJ and Yuri is Married to the Job, nothing comes of it.
- Smoking Is Not Cool: Is said to have once been a smoker but has given it up, probably for health reasons.
- Straight Man: She is often the comedic foil to Spidey's zany quips.
- To Be Lawful or Good: After Spider-Man becomes a Hero with Bad Publicity during the main story, Spidey, himself, gives her the Lawful option as a suggestion. She chooses good instead, choosing to keep Spidey as her ally.
- Tsundere: Non-romantic version. Yuri is usually annoyed by Spidey's antics, but there are also times - when she's in a good mood - that she will play along with him, much to Spidey's delight. After that, she's right back being annoyed with him again. Also, despite her gruffness attitude, she does trust Spidey and care for his well-being.
- Villain Has a Point: Her rant to Spider Man after he discovers she killed the Maggia enforcer about the fact that the system doesn't work for people like the Maggia is clearly meant to show that she has fully gone into her Wraith persona, but it is made very clear that the hitman escaped due to Off on a Technicality, and much of the Maggia used similar corruption tactics to avoid imprisonment.
- We Used to Be Friends: In the conclusion of her sidequest in the Silver Lining DLC, her friendship with Spider-Man is all but dead: Yuri becoming a violent vigilante means Spider-Man has to come after her and take her in whether she likes it or not. Her parting words for Spidey is telling him to do what what he needs to do while she does what she has to do.
Vocied by: Nancy Linari (English), Angela Villanueva (Latin American Spanish), Kumiko Takizawa (Japanese), Olga Zubkov (Russian)
Peter's aunt, who has raised him ever since his parents and uncle died. A loving and doting woman, she has been volunteering at a local F.E.A.S.T. shelter for years.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: May Parker is usually shown in the comics with grey hairs, but in her youth, she was blonde. Here, she's shown to be red-haired.
- Age Lift: She's significantly younger-looking than her frequently grey-haired and sickly portrayal in the comics.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents:
- She keeps a giant mural composed of Peter's childhood pencil and crayon drawings as decorations in her office at F.E.A.S.T. including the period where Peter developed a fondness for horses and ponies. Peter wishes she'd take those down as he finds them embarrassing.
- She keeps a picture of a preteen Peter, wearing a tie and thick glasses. Present-day Peter considers his past self a dork when he looks at the picture.
- She shows baby pictures of Peter to the various homeless at the Shelter.
- She also hopes that Peter and Mary Jane's relationship will work out because she wants them to have children.
- Cool Old Lady:
- She cares dearly for Peter and treats him like her own son after he lost his parents. She has also been volunteering at a local homeless shelter for years. She later offers to give Peter money to help him with his rent and tells him to swallow his Parker pride and rely on others every now and then.
- She's quite active on Spidey's social media feed, frequently tweeting messages of support in stark contrast to her comic book counterpart's usual criticism of the ol' webhead. This becomes doubly heartwarming following her final revelation.
- She helps run a very successful homeless shelter as its Operations Manager. Many of the homeless in it can be heard praising May for the help she provides, including securing jobs for some of them by acting as their references. When Martin Li is exposed as Mr. Negative, she manages to keep the Shelter running, even through a disease epidemic that she gets infected with, developing symptoms, until she literally collapses from the disease and can't work any longer.
- Death by Adaptation: The end of the game sees her die due to the Devil's Breath. Peter had the option to save her, but chooses not to in order to mass produce a cure for it, which leads to her death.
- Face Death with Dignity: When she realizes that Peter must let her die to stop the plague, she accepts it and spends her last moments reassuring him that it's the right thing to do.
- Foreshadowing: In the comics, May is usually opposed to the Spidey, agreeing with Jameson's remarks that Spider-Man is a menace who should be put behind bars. Yet, this May posts openly supportive messages to Spider-Man on his social media feed. After all, why wouldn't she try to encourage her nephew?
- Good Samaritan: This game gives her a philosophy on life based around helping people, complete with a memorable saying like her late husband's "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility." "If you help someone, you help everyone."
- Go Out with a Smile: Dies telling Peter she's proud of all the good he's done as Spider-Man and content he'll do the right thing with the anti-serum.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Encourages Peter to help the others before herself just before her death.
- Hypocrite: Downplayed, but mentioned by Peter. Early in the game, she tells Peter he needs to give up that "Parker pride", which she implies is a problem Uncle Ben also had, and accept he's human, and ask for help when he needs it. She has the same flaw, and Peter points out to her that she doesn't follow her own advice - she's so focused on helping everyone around her, she often fails to take care of herself. She concedes that she too has the aforementioned "Parker pride".May: [to Peter] You and Ben, masters of turning my own words against me.
- Incurable Cough of Death: She coughs up blood into her surgical mask after being infected with Devil's Breath.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She bears a near-exact resemblance to her voice actress, Nancy Linari.
- I Want Grandkids: She's not Peter's mother, but may as well be considering she raised him, and one of the reasons she hopes Peter and Mary Jane get back together is that she feels the two will "make some beautiful babies".
- Nice Girl: One of the kindest and gentlest people in the entirety of the setting. A number of people at the F.E.A.S.T. shelter even feel that she works too hard in attempting to help others. Notably after Martin Li becomes Mr. Negative, he still professes his admiration for her years of hard work at the shelter, showing his earlier fondness of her was indeed genuine. Even when it becomes obvious she's infected with Devil's Breath, she doesn't stop working until the disease makes her unable to.
- Nephewism: Little mention is made of Peter's parents, but she has taken care of him for as long as he can remember.
- Never Mess with Granny: A side conversation with Miles reveals that when the Sandman tried robbing the F.E.A.S.T. Shelter, she stood up to him and ordered him to get out. And he did.
- Parental Substitute: May has been caring for Peter for as long as he can remember and has raised him alone since her husband passed away. She becomes a downplayed one for Miles after he begins working at F.E.A.S.T to cope with the death of his father, to the point he calls her "Aunt May" like Peter does.
- Parents as People: Peter is surprised when May tells him that she and Ben had fights and breakups during the early part of their courtship much like he and MJ do, since he had always grown up seeing them as an inseparable Happily Married couple.
- Parents in Distress: During the climax of the game, she gets afflicted with Devil's Breath after it was unleashed by Octavius. She ultimately succumbs to it, but not before encouraging Peter one last time and telling him that she's So Proud of You.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: She reveals late in the game that not only does she know that Peter is Spider-Man, but that she knew the entire time. She didn't say anything because she didn't want him to worry.
- Shared Family Quirks: Like Peter, May has a bit of an obsession over helping people. To the point where she misses out on sleep because of it, and sometimes puts herself way in over her head, like going into the F.E.A.S.T. North center when it's on fire to get people out. Just like Peter does. She advises Peter to mind his limits and not hesitate to ask for help, but like him, she can't bring herself to do it.
- Shipper on Deck: As usual, she is hopeful that Peter and MJ will work things out after their latest breakup. She also scornfully calls Felicia Hardy Peter's "rebound girl", believing that Peter and MJ will eventually resolve their issues and get back together.
- So Proud of You: She tells Peter that she's proud of all the good he's done for New York and that Ben would be proud too right before she dies.
- Supreme Chef: She's frequently seen in the F.E.A.S.T. kitchen and Peter heaps praise on her wheatcakes.
- Together in Death: Not long after she passes and her funeral is held, we see her gravestone next to Ben's, symbolizing this trope.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: May refuses to stop working to improve the lives of the homeless taking refuge in F.E.A.S.T, even as she coughs out blood from the Devil's Breath ravaging her elderly body. The brightest light of kindness in Peter's sad life, she dies as she lived, inspiring hope and decency in the hearts of people.
Voiced by: William Salyers (English), Victor Covarrubias (Latin American Spanish), Hiroshi Naka (Japanese), Diomid Vinogradov (Russian)Peter's boss and the founder of Octavius Industries. He's a kindly scientist with dreams of helping millions with his inventions, but his work has suffered from continual setbacks, not helped by his assistant's chronic lateness.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: In most adaptations, even before the accident that led to Otto becoming a villain, he's often pompous and extremely arrogant. Here, he's an all around nice and humble guy.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In his origin in the comics, Otto had no prior relationship to Peter before the accident that led to him becoming Doc Ock. Here, his relationship to Peter is much like Dr. Curt Connors and George Stacy, being his Scientific Mentor and Parental Substitute respectively. This is likely a Shout-Out to Spider-Man: The Animated Series, where Octavius had a somewhat similar relationship with Peter when they were younger (there, he was a mentor to Peter at science camp when he was a kid), and to a somewhat lesser extent, Spider-Man 2, where they have a non-professional relationship when they're both adults, but still meaningful.
- Alliterative Name: Otto Octavius. The fact his and Norman Osborn's last names were alliterative also helped brand them with the nickname "The O's" during their days as college lab partners. That nickname then helped to inspire the company name of the business he and Osborn started together: "Oscorp".
- Bait-and-Switch: Early on, Otto catches Peter working on the Spider-Man suit in their lab. While it initially seems like he's connected the dots, it turns out he just thinks Peter designs Spider-Man's equipment, which Peter decides to go with. As it is revealed later, Otto knows Peter is Spider-Man all along; he may have faked it in that moment.
- Big Fun: Vendetta against Norman aside, he's a jovial, if portly man with a good heart.
- Breakup Breakout: Otto unfortunately found himself on the bad end of this in regards to his former partnership with Norman.
- The Cameo: He appears in Spider-Man: Miles Morales in one of Miles' flashbacks when he's visiting the Oscorp Science Center with Phin. Otto and Peter are discussing how they can build their neural interface before Peter suddenly needs to take the rest of the day off for an "emergency".
- Composite Character:
- While close to his comic book counterpart, personality and role wise, Otto also takes some major cues from Max Modell, Peter's scientific idol and boss during Dan Slott's run, right down to his mistaken belief that Peter designs Spider-Man's gadgets.
- His role as Peter's scientific mentor trying to develop a remedy to a disablity he suffers from is similar to traditional portrayals of Dr. Curt Connors.
- As a former associate of Norman who was screwed over by him, he's one for Mendell Stromm, complete with a genius for robotics. This is fitting since on first coming across Stromm in Lee-Ditko Spider-Man (Amazing Spider-Man #37), Peter actually compares his tech to Dr. Octopus.
- Ditzy Genius: Octavius is a very passionate man about his visions of humans no longer suffering from limb loss, among other ideas, but Peter's the one who has to fix the programming and material errors that crop up in their research so much it's become second habit. He causes enough lab smoke and fire to cause the higher-ups to balk time and time again, and cancel his contract with his tech going to Norman Osborn when they finally get sick of him pushing the line. This can be seen as a case of Foreshadowing for his disease, however, as the game starts off with only minor errors in his work before they get worse with time.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Early in the game, he catches Peter in the lab with Spider-Man's suit. He immediately deduces that Peter Parker is, in truth, Spider-Man! ...'s tech guy. Peter just smiles and nods. Subverted when it turns out that Otto actually figured out the truth by the end of the game.
- A Fate Worse Than Death: His disease is this to him. The idea of a fully functional, genius mind trapped inside a broken body incapable of doing anything is one of the reasons he works on prosthetic limbs.
- Genius Cripple: He reveals midway through the game that as a result of working around radioactive materials at Oscorp for too long, he now suffers from a neurodegenerative disease that is gradually causing his muscles to lower in quality and efficiency while leaving his mind intact.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Strongly resembles a clean-shaven William Salyers.
- It's Personal: Otto reveals that "Oscorp" gained the name it has because he and Norman Osborn made the company together in this continuity. They were even best friends in college, known as "The O's", but the two had very different ideas of how to go about helping humanity, with Otto focusing on theoretical sciences to better the body and Norman focusing more on profit via state-of-the-art gadgets and weapons development. This led to a falling out, Otto going his own way due to their "differences" with a corporate throw-out implied. When Norman pops up again to screw over his research, Otto is not a happy camper, and starts taking shady loans and deals to continue to gain funding as his rage begins to blind his foresight in his work.
- Like a Son to Me: Peter and Otto clearly mean a lot to each other as colleagues and associates, and Otto's practically like a second father to Peter. It's only outright stated near the end after everything's gone to hell.
- Mentor Archetype: Has been Peter's mentor since Pete was still an undergraduate in college, even hiring him on as his Lab Assistant after Peter graduated.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Peter's blue in their research. Otto is driven by his neurodegenerative disorder, and seemingly relies more on his emotions that logical thinking; for example, he's the one who made the decision to jump right into neural interfacing, and Peter's analysis of Otto's resulting interface shows that it has many, many bugs that needed fixing.
- Reasonable Authority Figure:
- Early in the game, Otto discovers Peter tinkering with his Spider-Man suit in his lab. Rather than thinking Peter is Spider-Man, he assumes that Peter must be Spider-Man's partner, supplying him with his gear. Otto's response to this is actually admitting how proud of Peter he is of putting his intellect to such good work, and helping Peter to further advance his suit.
- He's also clearly saddened to be forced to let go of Peter after the lab has its grant revoked by Osborn, and constantly tries to regain funding so they can continue to work together.
- Despite the pressure he's under to produce, and how much on both a personal and professional level his work means to him, he is very patient and understanding concerning Peter's frequent absences and chronic lateness.
- The Resenter: Towards Norman Osborn; it's gradual revealed throughout the game that Otto resents the fact that Norman became a big success without him while Otto was left in relative obscurity. Otto ends up revealing to Pete that Oscorp actually originated as a start-up venture between Otto and Norman but after the experiments started to get increasingly unethical, Otto decided to back out of the company.
- The Reveal: He discusses with Peter mid-way through the game about something that had been cropping up, about how he is suffering from a genetic neurodegenerative disease that is gradually causing his muscles to lose strength and efficiency. Even worse, this was caused by working around radioactive materials at Oscorp for probably longer than was healthy. This is a primary factor in his research and motivations.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: The game's ending reveals that he did realize Peter was Spider-Man, but kept it to himself and continues to do so.
- Spot the Thread: Partway through the game, Otto gets a sudden burst of anger after an another failed experiment, scaring Peter and causing him to throw a joke. As he had already caught Peter with Spider-Man's suit, the fact that both him and Spider-Man sound alike and joke when anxious gives Otto something to think about... At least if seeing the suit wasn't enough already.
- So Proud of You: His reaction to finding out Peter "crafts Spider-Man's gear."
- We Used to Be Friends: With Norman Osborn, to the point that "Oscorp" doesn't mean "Osborn Corporation" in this universe but rather a nickname Norman and Otto had as college lab partners among their peers (called "the O's" for their last names, which Otto spun into the company name when they decided to go into business together). However, Osborn, dabbling in less-than-ethical genetic experiments while Otto wanted to better mankind through science, led to their split. Otto was ousted from Oscorp with the agreement he take a large settlement package and he has relied on grants to get Octavius Industries off the ground. Unfortunately, with Norman as mayor of NYC (and thus the holder of the pen for the government's checks to Otto), this means their bad history can interfere with Otto's work.
Voiced by: Phil Morris (English), Ivan Zharkov (Russian)
One of the original scientists who developed what became known as Devil's Breath. He's still in possession of the only known sample and becomes a target of Mister Negative's.
- Alliterative Name: Morgan Michaels.
- The Atoner: Willing works along with Spider-Man in order to atone for his role in the creation of Devil's Breath.
- Canon Foreigner: Maybe; in the comics, Morgan Michaels is a pseudonym that Morbius has used after becoming a vampire. Outside of the shared name and arguably the fact that he apparently used to look ill, Michaels has nothing in common with the comic book character. His bio notes that he hails from somewhere in Europe, and speculates that his name is a regionalized equivalent. Morbius originated from Greece, although his name hardly does.
- Ink-Suit Actor: A near spot-on resemblance to his voice actor, Phil Morris.
- Redemption Equals Life: Michaels manages to end up surviving the entirety of the game, with the ending even implying that he may end up taking over running F.E.A.S.T.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Devil's Breath is what Mr. Negative is after through out Act 2, and in the beginning of Act 3, Doc Ock gets ahold of it and spreads it.
Voiced by: Russell Richardson (English), Alexander Dasevich (Russian)
Miles' father and an officer on the NYPD who has been working Fisk's case for years. He's dispatched by Yuri to help Spider-Man investigate the Demons' activities at New York City's shipyards.
- Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, because he wanted to get away from his Dark and Troubled Past, including his brother Aaron, Jeff took Rio's last name instead of the other way around when they got married. Here, Jeff still goes by "Jefferson Davis".
- Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, he's aloof and distant from his son out of necessity as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and a former criminal. Here he's been on the force for years and has actively worked to take down Fisk's operations. He's also distrustful and hostile to Spider-Man in his original appearances in the Ultimate Marvel comics (not that you could blame him given the usual behavior of the heroes who aren't Peter or Miles), but here he's openly supportive of him and gladly works alongside Spidey to take down the Demons.
- Adult Fear: In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it's revealed that he once chaperoned a fifth grade field trip to the Empire State Building for Miles when Spider-Man got into a brawl with Vulture. Jefferson immediately evacuated all the kids while Miles insisted that they stay to help Spidey. Jefferson was deathly afraid that Miles would get hurt, but this same moment made him realize that Miles is a "born hero", though Miles attributes this more to his dad's example than any innate trait of his.
- The Artifact: Not the character himself, but his name. In the Ultimate Universe, he was a Noble Bigot with a Badge who hated mutants and other super-powered beings, so it made a bit of ironic sense that he'd have the same name as the president of the Confederate States of America. In this continuity, however, he shows no signs this prejudice, and is enthusiastic about working with Spidey.
- Badass Driver: When a member of the Demons tries to run over Spidey while he was preventing an oil tanker from crashing into the 3 Train, Jefferson drives his car into the truck to deflect it and save the web-slinger, coming out none the worse for wear.
- Badass Normal: This guy is willing to take on an entire squad of superpowered gang member single-handedly, doing so in Spidey's absence, and catches up in time to save him from an oncoming truck by slamming his police car into it, flipping both over in the process. Then he crawls out of his wrecked car to punch the Demon member in the face to keep him from shooting any bystanders. It's hard believe that this man isn't a superhero and his son refers to him as such.
- Bald of Awesome: Lacks hair but filled with guts and badassery.
- Black Dude Dies First: Jeff is the game's first prominent Character Death.
- Comfort Food: In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, he says that he has a thing for a seafood restaurant called Lobster Bill's, which serves southern-style meals that reminded him of Miles' grandmother. But when he's out on a night shift, he'd stop by for some fried okra, but asks Miles not to tell his mom about it (though Rio already knew, telling Miles that she'll let Jefferson have this "little secret").
- Cool Old Guy: Not that he's old-old or anything, but his profile reveals he's in his mid-forties, married with a child, and has a personal acceptance of Spider-Man on top of being a trustworthy partner for him in their work together.
- Cultured Badass: He's an art and music lover with a strong preference for works by African-American artists. In a recording he leaves for Miles in his game, he mentions dragging him and Phin to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and watched with pride as they marveled at the works of Angela Davis. He's also an extremely badass and competent cop.
- Death by Adaptation: Dies not long after the weapons bust he did with Spider-Man.
- Friend on the Force: He's a venerated officer who Yuri trusts to help Spider-Man investigate the Demons' activities. Together they take on an entire squad of goons, with him pelting the gang members with stun gun shots and smoke grenades. Later on, he slams his police car into a truck that was about to hit Spidey and then crawls out to punch the Demon in the face before he could shoot anyone.
- Good Parents: Miles has nothing but good thing to say about him and considers Jefferson his hero. Recordings in Spider-Man: Miles Morales reveal that he took time out of his schedule to give Miles the opportunity to visit all kinds of museums to broaden his horizons. He and Rio also put together scavenger hunts all over the city for him that he loves.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He joins Spidey in busting a base of Demons for that one mission, zapping them with his stun gun and throwing smoke grenades to confuse them.
- Heroic Sacrifice: The moment he realizes a suicide bomber is about to kill more than just him on the podium, his first instinct is to shove the bomber away, keeping him the closest and only one directly exposed to the following explosion.
- Humble Hero: He just calls himself a "guy who never gives up" when his son says that he should be considered a superhero for his efforts to stop crime.
- I Owe You My Life: Spider-Man feels this way after Jeff saves him from being run over by the Demons. This gratitude is a huge reason why Peter looks after Miles following Jeff's death.
- Sacrificial Lion: He's killed as collateral in the City Hall bombing by the Demons, at his own award ceremony. Consequently, this stirs his son Miles into moving up on his gradual succession to being a hero, like Uncle Ben was to Peter Parker.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only has two scenes and died in the second, but he is the reason why Peter and Miles become friends.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A good cop and a loving family man, he's tragically killed in a bombing caused by the Inner Demons.
- Unfortunate Names: Since his name is not a Meaningful Name in this continuity, the fact that he's a black man with the name of the president of the Confederacy comes off as this.
Voiced by: Jacqueline Piñol (English), Roko Takizawa (Japanese), Larisa Nekipelov (Russian)
The mother of Miles Morales and wife of Jefferson Davis. As a science teacher, she is the one who actually inspired her son in his fascination with science. In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, she enters local politics and is running for a seat on city council, and by the end, she's the newly elected councilwoman.
- Adaptational Job Change: In the comics and most other adaptations, Rio is a nurse. This version of the character starts off as a high school science teacher before transitioning to political councilwoman.
- Ascended Extra: She played a farily minor role in the first game, but comes back as a full blown supporting cast member in her son's Spin-Off, with her own plotline to boot.
- Badass Teacher: She isn't given a chance to follow through, but she was perfectly willing to run into an unstable building full of armed terrorists to try and save her deceased husband. Then when Phin's plan to bring down Roxxon Plaza threatens to destroy Harlem, Rio refuses to leave anyone behind and helps evacuate the neighborhood despite the cross fire.
- Cool Teacher: She inspired Miles' love of science and gadgetry, and helps distribute the Devil's Breath cure once it's ready for mass deployment.
- Good Parents: While she doesn't have a major role, she is responsible for Peter and Miles becoming friends, as Aunt May suggested to her that she should have Miles volunteer at the F.E.A.S.T. Center in order to help him process his grief over his father's death. When the turf war between Roxxon and the Underground reaches Harlem, she always checks on Miles for his safety and gives him her full support when she learns he's the new Spider-Man.
- Gratuitous Spanish: She's Puerto Rican, so she mixes Spanish into casual conversation.
- Happily Married: To Jefferson. She was even willing to rush into danger to try and save him when he was killed in the Inner Demons' suicide bombing attack on Jefferson's award ceremony.
- Maternity Crisis: Downplayed. Jefferson says that Rio went into labor while they were eating at his favorite seafood restaurant. The experience soured the place for her, and Jefferson blames the Cajun shrimp for the ordeal.
- Nice Girl: She's a science teacher who loves her family and her neighborhood enough to run for public office in hopes of making Harlem a better place while rallying against Roxxon's sleazy policies and lack of transparency.
- Secret Keeper: After Miles escapes his imprisonment at Roxxon and a beat down from the Tinkerer, Ganke returns him home where Rio finds him in his uniform. While it takes a little to process the whole issue, she gives Miles her full support and reassures him she'll never stop loving him.
- Widow Woman: Following Jeff's death.
Voiced by: Scott Porter (English), Mario Heras (Latin American Spanish), Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese), Dmitry Cherevatenko (Russian)
Peter's and MJ's long-time friend. He's away in Europe during the events of the game, but asks Peter to take care of his various research labs that are scattered throughout the city.
- Adaptational Intelligence: This version of Harry is much more scientifically minded than his comic book counterpart and most versions, seemingly taking after his most recent animated depiction. Though it's not to the same extent since he's more of a bureaucrat and activist (openly noting that Peter can describe one of the problems in the stations with the more correct scientific jargon than he can).
- Adaptational Nice Guy: This Harry seems to have been a more positive figure to Peter and MJ compared to his comic book counterpart and most versions. In the comics and most versions, Harry is an insecure rich kid struggling for his fathers approval while being resentful of Peter's popularity with girls (Gwen and MJ originally) and for being the son that Norman secretly wants, which leads him to turn to alcohol and drugs and lash out at Peter and his loved ones. In this video game, both Peter and MJ describe Harry as a real mensch and as someone with an authentic philanthropic bent (aspects which only trickled into his character during his Post-OMD resurrection).
- Composite Character: The game suggests that he'll go on to become this universe's incarnation of Venom, much like the animated Ultimate Spider-Man incarnation of the character. He's also terminally ill, much like the version from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: This version of Harry is shown in some pictures to wear glasses. Additionally, much like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this Harry is terminally ill.
- The Ghost: Harry is often spoken of although you never see him, and it's later mentioned that he's in Europe but fails to disclose why, leaving you to assume he was shipped off to boarding school by his father. As it turns out, Harry lacks Parental Issues in this continuity and was sent to Europe for treatment for the same genetic disorder that killed his mother. Until The Stinger reveals that was a lie - Norman has him hidden in a Healing Tank in his penthouse for experimental treatment... that involves the Venom symbiote.
- Interclass Friendship: Childhood friend with Peter and M.J.
- Lonely Rich Kid: While Mary Jane sneaked into Norman Osborn's penthouse, she mused to herself that even though she and Peter often came by to said luxury suite to watch movies on his wide-screen TV with 5.1 sound, she has "never seen Harry more happy than when he was watching cartoons with us at Aunt May's apartment."
- Missed Him by That Much: Mary Jane was in the room he was stored in, but the healing tank was closed at the moment. Considering The Stinger, maybe it's better she didn't see him after all...
- Missing Mom: His mother passed away some time ago from an unspecified disease. It later turns out that Harry has been afflicted by the same genetic disease which claimed her life.
- Nerd Glasses: Wears thick, dark-rimmed glasses and is an environmental researcher.
- Nice Guy: While not a nerd like Peter, Harry's recordings in his laboratories shows that he's a kind lad with a strong sense of social conscience, who is sincere in his desire continue his mother's legacy of cleaning up New York and making it a better place for his fellow man.
- ¡Three Amigos!: He, Peter and MJ had this dynamic in the past and Peter and MJ often talk fondly about the good old days with Harry.
- The Voice: He's in Europe during the events of the game, with his only appearances being audio recordings about Oscorp field labs he left for Peter.
- Wealthy Philanthropist: Harry has used his wealth as the Osborn heir to set up various research stations scattered throughout New York geared towards solving environmental and urban issues in the city.
J. Jonah Jameson
Voiced by: Darin De Paul (English), Carlos Segundo (Latin American Spanish), Takayuki Sugo (Japanese), Igor Taradakin (Russian)
Former chief editor of the Daily Bugle. When he retired and gave the position to Robbie Robertson, he started up his own podcast, called "Just the Facts".
- Alliterative Name: Even moreso than most other characters. The increasing number of syllables in each part of it — "John" (or J.), "Jonah", "Jameson" — gives it an additional rhythm. He might potentially have "Junior" in there too, depending on how closely this game follows the comics.
- Badass Boast: Gives a pretty good one during the later half of the game towards Sable International, amidst their rising human rights violations.Jameson: We still abide by the Constitution, folks! And that includes protection against unreasonable searches and seizures! AND freedom of speech! So if you have concerns, if you see abuses happening - call me. If the authorities won't listen, I will. And I will spread the word to our fellow New Yorkers. If these tyrants think they can silence me... let 'em try! No one puts a muzzle on J. Jonah Jameson!
- Bad Boss: He's rather constantly verbally abusive to his Beleaguered Assistant Jared (who is both his intern and producer). Depending on podcast, he either doesn't pay Jared at all, or forcibly donates parts of his salary to F.E.A.S.T., or makes him purchase the show's merchandise by taking its cost out of his salary. He constantly threatens to fire him while on air, and blames him for anything that goes on with his interview (or his own lack of research). He orders the firing of his fact-checkers (Jared's roommates) despite the fact that he didn't check with them before starting his broadcast.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Not him, but his unseen assistant Jared. One podcast features a civilian who puts praise on Spider-Man for saving her, leading Jameson to berate Jared for not doing his research on the caller, tell him he's fired but then tell him to re-hire himself over the commercial break and know that he's on the chopping block.
- Berserk Button: If it's not Spider-Man itself, then it's probably whenever someone on his show tries to correct him about what he accuses Spider-Man of doing, frequently hanging up on his callers before they can say anything else.
- Butt-Monkey: A bit downplayed since he never physically appears in the game (though he does get a brief cameo in Miles Morales when both Spider-Men accidentally chase Rhino straight through his studio in the middle of a broadcast), but there's enough commentary present, from both his own rants and from occasional chatter from citizens, that his constant ranting about Spider-Man has earned him a lot of ridicule. Citizens prank him by sending Spider-Man onsies to his P.O. Box, one of the secret photo locations in New York is a mural of him as a baby demanding photos of Spider-Man.
- The Bully: He openly and loudly mocks and derides Danika Hart for her support of Spider-Man, despite the fact that he's a grown man and Danika's a teenager.
- Coincidental Broadcast: His podcasts tend to pop up a couple of minutes after you do anything and will always be about whatever you just did. It could potentially be a justified trope if it was just Jonah broadcasting from his home (because Lord knows Jonah's that obsessed with Spidey), but apparently he's got a studio and staff working round-the-clock to help him smear Spider-Man.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He pins almost everything bad that happens in New York City on Spider-Man; unlike many examples he recognizes that people see him as this, but he contends that there's a fine line between conspiracy nut and Properly Paranoid.
- Do Wrong, Right: His complaint about the city's Crime Monitoring System; not only did they spend the taxpayer's money to invade their privacy, but the system doesn't even work as intended due to constant crashes.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- In his podcast following the suicide bombing of city hall, Jonah says that he knows Spider-Man doesn't have anything to do with the incident. Of course, this being J. Jonah Jameson, he does change his mind and consider Spidey partly responsible a little later on, but it shows he does have a modicum of restraint and it's the thought that counts.
- Similarly, when bringing on a police officer on his podcast, who proceeds to explain how Spider-Man saved him and his colleagues during a shootout, Jonah suddenly drops his antagonism and actually concedes that the officer brings up a good point even if he disagrees.
- After the Devil's Breath is released into the city, causing The Plague to hit the populace, he drops the jerkass persona, saying that New Yorkers are tough, and that they've faced worse. Also, after Spider-Man helps stop it, Jameson admits that Spider-Man acted heroically. He also chews out Osborn for developing and keeping an incredibly deadly bio-weapon in the middle of a densely populated city, pointing out depending on how it went down he should be impeached or sent to prison for it.
- He becomes critical of Sable International's policies rather early, but full on opposes them once martial law is declared and they start turning Manhattan into a police state. Notably, when one caller credits Spider-Man with saving them from Sable, while still getting angry about it, he concedes that if nothing else, compared to Sable Spider-Man is the Lesser of Two Evils.
- Despite his repeatedly blaming Spider-Man for the rise of super criminals they didn't have before, he's under absolutely no delusions that the Maggia crime families are any better or that their return will be an improvement. He actively calls out anyone who thinks of them as Fair Play Villains compared to the supervillains and Demons, pointing out that their rules last until they become a hindrance that will be thrown aside in a moment's notice and a gang war between them is every bit as bloody and brutal as the one between Fisk and the Demons. He even seems to hate them almost as much if not more than he does Spidey.
- While he does note he admires Hammerhead's base motivation, he also makes it absolutely clear that's the only thing he admires about Hammerhead. He even actually recants a previous statement to further condemn Hammerhead at the end of the game, and admits that in this case, while he still blames Spider-Man, he can't really think of how it's his fault.
- Face Death with Dignity: Earnestly encourages New York to do this in the endgame if they aren't saved in time.
- Freak Out: If you've got the web slinger wearing the Spider-Punk outfit, Jameson initially believes that Spider-Man might have gone nutty. And then he starts to believe that it isn't Spider-Man, but a copy cat. And then he promptly believes that there are multiple Spider-Man. After which, he immediately goes off air to lie down.
- Freudian Excuse: For those who don't know his backstory, a man in a mask killed his wife Joan. Ever since, he's been traumatized by men in masks and Spider-Man has been hitting his trauma button ever since he hit the headlines. Jonah is of the firm belief that no one in a mask is a good guy and Spider-Man is a paradox of that belief, since he's attacking known bad guys and has yet to be caught doing anything bad. As much as he is an asshole, Jonah is a man in pain who's not seeing a therapist to work through his pain.
- Hollywood Heart Attack: Appears to suffer one on-air in the post-game Silver Lining podcast, after realizing that there are now two Spider-Men swinging throughout New York and having a complete breakdown. It's far funnier than it probably should be.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He's quite chummy with Simon Krieger, who most people admit to finding creepy after spending just a few minutes around him.
- Jameson gets called out by Danika Hart during their debate in the Spin-Off game that, for all of his claims for caring about the wellbeing of New Yorkers, he doesn't actually seem to care when underprivileged communities like Harlem are getting negatively impacted by corporations like Roxxon. Jameson doesn't have a response and makes his exit from the debate. He also calls Danika "emotional", despite the fact that he'd been ranting and raving throughout the debate.
- He also claims to be a "friend" to small businesses, despite the fact that he is openly supportive of Roxxon, who drove several small businesses out of Harlem to create their tower.
- Hypocritical Humor: After defeating Screwball, Jonah makes a podcast where he lambastes Spider-Man for 'being gullible' by falling for her fake hostage stunt, but also takes a moment to insist that Screwball deserves no praise because she only did it to get fame, making a point about how selfish self-promotion is. Then he immediately shills his book. He does it again in the Silver Lining DLC, urging them to avoid her livestreams and listen to him instead.
- Innocently Insensitive: In the post game, he states that everyone involved in the disaster paid a price except Spider-Man and outright says he doesn't think Spider-Man has loved ones. He's completely unaware that Peter suffered a lot in the whole mess, and had to let Aunt May die in order to save everyone else.
- Before that, just after the city hall bombing, he observes that the Demons poured in through the void left by Fisk's capture and that actions have consequences, claiming that it's "something that Spider-Man has never understood". That, of course, is rendered rather moot considering Spider-Man's entire reason for superheroing in the first place.
- Insane Troll Logic: He resorts to this regularly in order to ascribe sinister motives to everything Spider-Man does in the game. Sometimes he mentions that he stops and brainstorms for malicious reasons for Spider-Man to have done something when one isn't immediately apparent. For example:
- After completing a side mission to catch 12 pigeons, JJ will talk about how Spider-Man has been seen catching pigeons. Spider-Man has the powers of a spider. The Goliath Bird Eater is a spider that eats small birds. Therefore, Spider-Man is catching pigeons so he can eat them alive!
- Similarly, after a different side quest that involves using a Ground Pound, JJ claims that it was to make more potholes in the roads in order to make drivers miserable during their commutes.
- Spider-Man's battle caused traffic and gridlock. Jameson missed his dental appointment which forces him to wait another six months for the next opening. This means dozens, hundreds or thousands of other people also missed their dental appointment. His logical conclusion?Jameson: Spider-Man causes tooth decay!
- One caller recounts his story of how he went Ax-Crazy after Mister Negative used his powers to corrupt him and how Spider-Man was forced to physically restrain him to keep him from hurting himself and others. What does Jameson take away from this? Spider-Man beats up the mentally ill.
- Another caller, a tourist from a small town in Minnesota, talks about how Spider-Man saved her and her husband when their tour bus was hijacked by the Demons. Jameson tries to convince her that it's actually Spider-Man who causes these sorts of high-profile crimes. Do they have bus hijackings in the tourist's hometown? No. Do they have Spider-Man in her hometown? No. Case closed.
- In Miles Morales, when it's revealed the Kingpin was trying to destabilize Harlem so he can purchase cheap property, he dismisses this as unsubstantiated rumors, and accuses Spider-Man of being the real culprit as a destabilized neighborhood means more opportunities to play hero. Keep in mind that for doing this, Kingpin got an extension to his prison sentence.
- At the end of Miles Morales, he tries to pin the revelations about Roxxon's actions and Nuform's danger on Spider-Man, saying none of this would've happened if Spider-Man hadn't been around.
- During the credits of Miles Morales, he tries challenging Spider-Man and his Friendly Neghborhood app by requesting that he get him some saganaki from his favorite Greek restaurant, delivered fresh, and in Greek tradition, set on fire in front of him. When Spider-Man does so while he's still broadcasting, he tries claiming that he broke in trying to kill him with fire, and even then he's distracted by how much he's enjoying his meal.
- Intrepid Reporter: He used to be one, as he mentioned he made his reporting career on exposing the Maggia. But nowadays he spends most of his time delivering rants on the order of "Spider-Man was somehow involved, therefore Spider-Man was responsible for the problem" without doing any investigation into what actually happened before making his broadcasts.
- Irony: He accuses Spider-Man of not coordinating with others like the police. Yuri and Spider-Man are close allies and many of his heroics are directly coordinated with her to allow the police to act when they otherwise wouldn't be able to. Even without Yuri, Spider-Man does regularly communicate and coordinate with officers and other emergency personnel when they're on the scene. To be fair, though, Peter mentions that if it were ever exposed that Yuri was knowingly collaborating with a vigilante, it could cost her her badge.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He's overbearing, self-centered, and laser-focused on proving Spidey a criminal, but more often than not he raises some valid arguments.
- In his very first broadcast, he correctly predicts (while insulting a caller) that Fisk's arrest will cause a spike in criminal activity, as various factions scramble to fill the power vacuum he left behind, and small-time criminals will feel free to act without worrying about disturbing the "bigger fish". Spidey himself will note an immediate increase in criminal activity even before the Demons show up - noting that "Fisk kept such things down" and comes dangerously close to missing Fisk after various crime in progress missions. The DLC further reinforces that he was right, what with Hammerhead waging war with the other Maggia dons, then against the city itself. Jonah does put the blame on all this at Spider-Man's feet (conveniently forgetting that the cops themselves were trying to arrest Fisk even before Spidey got involved).
- As seen below he raises a lot of valid points such as not taking precautions with supercriminals like the Rhino and Fisk's arrest causing gang war, though the point is muddied by his book shilling and blaming Spider-Man for all of Manhattan's ills.
- He hits on the point of the Superhero Paradox, as while Spider-Man has repeatedly saved the city from dangerous super-criminals, those super-criminals didn't really exist before Spidey showed up. He also repeatedly makes the point that Spidey has a tendency to escalate situations, a claim with some validity following the rise of the Demons.
- Jameson mentions that Rhino is being placed under tighter security, and asks why the 700-pound criminal nutcase permanently sealed in a suit of Powered Armor that enhances his already-existing strength wasn't under maximum security in the first place.
- He also correctly points out that some of the measures taken by the city would be civil liberty violations, and that while the mayor's policies can help the city, it is actually the police who are cleaning up the city and entrepreneurs and business owners taking risks who are improving the economy.
- During the Rykers breakout and subsequent Sable occupation, he gives callers good, well meaning - if harsh - advice on what to do, in particular advising them not to make the problem any worse, but to trust the local police and instead document everything they see and wait for a time where the bad guys will be held accountable.
- When a research lab mission goes south and causes several water towers to leak, you have to go around the area sealing them up before the leakage becomes critical. When this is brought up as an example of Spider-Man's heroism, Jameson correctly points out that the leaks were Spider-Man's fault in the first place.
- When a police officer calls in on his show and tells Jonah he's changed his opinion of Spider-Man for the better, Jonah accurately points out that even if something Spider-Man does is justified, it's not fair that somebody with a public identity doing the same thing in the same situation would have to face consequences, and the only reason Spider-Man doesn't have to deal with those same consequences is because he keeps his identity secret. Though this one is somewhat justified: Yuri knows Spider-Man can do things the police cannot and permits him to handle situations they otherwise would not be able to.
- It does not take him long to realize that hiring Sable International was an incredibly bad idea, given their cavalier attitude and being a firm that specializes in suppressing rebellions, not a police force.
- Points out that the Maggia are not any better than the supercriminals or recent gangs and crime bosses that sprung up in their absence, and their so called 'rules' are kept only when it's convenient.
- At the end of Silver Lining, he points out that while Silver Sable did help stop Hammerhead, he would have never have gotten as far as he did if she hadn't left state of the art weapons and gear lying around New York.
- He also doesn't intend to let Sable get away with leaving her well-armed and highly-maneuverable gunship to "collect dust in a Symkarian warehouse" while Martin Li, the Demons, and the Sinister Six were tearing the city to pieces mere months ago.
- It also happens on a meta-narrative level: After the second battle with Shocker, Jameson will lament the collateral damage the fight resulted in, and will say that Spider-Man treats the city as a giant playground, and its content as toys. While it's not true of Spidey in-universe, it's sort of true of the players controlling Spider-Man. The entire city, and its contents, exist for the player's enjoyment.
- Jonah claims at one point that Spider-Man hacks into the police network and spies on people's conversations. He later claims that his broadcasts keep Spider-Man honest and that he "knows" Spider-Man is listening. Both are technically true. Spider-Man is hacked into the police networks, but he doesn't use it to spy on personal calls like Jonah claims, but to catch criminals. Spider-Man also does listen to Jonah all the time and while most people who are criticized as much as Spider-Man is would just ignore Jonah, Spider-Man does concede a bunch of points to Jonah. Not to say Spider-Man doesn't mock Jonah or expect the worst from him when it comes to criticizing him, but Spider-Man does realize that Fisk would've escaped from police if it wasn't for him and that he really did leave one hell of a power vacuum with his actions for catching Fisk.
- When a caller points out that he's always on Spider-Man's case and blaming him for everything, Jonah admits that he would stop harping on Spidey if he joined the Police Academy and got a badge. At least then, his heroics could at least be made legal and sanctioned but also have oversight for his actions and the consequences thereof.
- His general assertion that Spider-Man makes things worst isn't entirely unjustified, even if he greatly exaggerates how often it happens. The entire helicopter chase sequence for example, much of the collateral damage is because Spider-Man webbed the Helicopter to that machine. Had he not done that, the crane wouldn't have fallen, smashing a few facades, nor would the Helicopter played wrecking ball into several buildings. Similarly, Spider-Man's chase with Shocker causes a fair amount of collateral damage due to the latter's method of fleeing.
- Jameson asserts several times that his criticism keeps Spider-Man honest. He's not wrong in his boast. Peter at several times bemoans how Jameson will react to his exploits. In Spider-Man: Miles Morales it's shown that Peter codes his suits to subscribe automatically to Jameson's podcast (something Miles consider makes Peter a glutton for punishment).
- In the second game he repeatedly lambasts Miles for being a Destructive Saviour, something Miles fully acknowledges. Notably, after the Brooklyn Bridge incident, Miles is shown listening to JJJ's podcast-when at the start of the game he purposely turned it off and subscribed to Danika's instead.
- Jerkass to One: True to his nature, Jonah goes out of his way to smear and slander Spider-Man in any way he can find. While he does document actual villains whenever they're relevant to the current situation, Spidey's covered far more and is the only one who Jonah actively brainstorms ways to slander.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
- Jonah does legitimately care about New York City and raises some good points about its poor conditions... when he's not blaming everything on Spider-Man.
- In Miles Morales he supports the F.E.A.S.T. shelters, despite what Martin Li did, because he believes in their mission. And the reason he believes in their mission is that May Parker did, and gave her life for that mission.
- Metaphorgotten: During The Heist DLC, he gives Spider-Man a warning not to get involved with Black Cat that culminates in something to the extent of "a black cat can't change its spots". His assistant corrects him off-screen that that's not how the saying goes, and they have a back-and-forth until Jameson remembers that panthers are cats and proudly declares he was right, asserting that panthers have spots that can't be seen.
- My Way or the Highway: He expects callers to hate Spider-Man as much as he does, and if they actually try to defend the web-slinger Jonah will either shout them down (usually saying things like "Are you an award-winning journalist? No? WELL I AM!") or "accidentally" hang up on them.
- Nostalgia Filter: Much like Hammerhead wanting to return to the glory days of the Maggia crime syndicate, Jameson has a bit of a soft spot for the era when he was the crusading young reporter exposing their activities, for similarly self-serving reasons — yes, he admits, the Maggia were violent thugs and certainly not any better for the city than super-villains, but at least they were normal criminals with guns, and Spider-Man wasn't causing havoc trying to take them down.
- Never My Fault:
- While he acknowledges that he helped turned Mac Gargan into Scorpion, he refuses to take responsibility and insists that he was doing what he believed was the right thing in creating an "anti-menace" to fight Spider-Man. Instead he blames Gargan's already-twisted mind and the doctor for being "more interested in [Jameson's] money than doing it right".
- After Danika Hart calls him out for not truly caring about the citizens of New York, he immediately calls off the interview, and angrily asks whose idea it was for him to debate with a teenager (it was his).
- The Nicknamer: Comes up with the name "Mr. Negative" midway through one of his podcasts and immediately orders his assistant to run out and copyright it. Justified, as he's a former newspaper editor whose job required him to spontaneously come up with such names to sensationalize headlines, and he's likely done it before.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed:
- JJJ's portrayal in this game has a lot in common with many contemporary political pundits and conspiracy theorists across the political spectrum.
- Jonah's voice is also clearly influenced by the J. K. Simmons interpretation of the character from the Raimi Spider-Man films.
- As of Miles Morales, also much like a broad variety of podcasters, he's begun hawking branded foodstuffs like "Jameson's Jerky" and "J. Jonah Java", which are implied to have zero nutritional value or taste.
- Only Sane Man: He certainly sees himself as this, believing that anyone who admires Spider-Man is just a blind fanboy/girl and broadly trying to claim credit when Norman hires Silver Sable's PMC since he suggested a similar idea in the past.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Even when things get really bad in New York it takes a while for things to sink in past his bombastic personality, but they do sink in, and JJJ becomes mellow and reasonable. One caller tells him that the bridges have been closed and boats are being turned back, so there is no way out of New York City and comes to the most dire conclusion, and he refutes it with reason and the assumption that people are trying their best.
- Pet the Dog:
- In the third act of the game, when New York is straight up occupied by Sable and under the blight of an incurable plague, his broadcasts become more heartfelt, and he slowly drops the digs at Spider-Man and focuses on helping people get through the hard times. This culminates in a very heartwarming broadcast where he, hearing of citizens panicking or even rioting, doesn't lambaste them, but instead pleads with them to have the strength not to - because he believes in them to be better. Of course, he's right back to the shouting and sneering once it's all over - but for a brief moment he even acknowledges Spider-Man as doing the right thing.
- A more minor one, but during the sidequest involving Black Cat, ol' JJJ warns Spider-Man not to get involved with her, going so far as to give a slightly-off version of the 'lie with dogs, wake up with fleas' bit.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Though firmly on the side of righteousness Jonah showcases some fairly outdated views on women (calling Black Cat a "jezebel", for example) and minorities (when referencing the Italian-American Maggia, he tells his listeners to hold onto their cannoli, and claims this isn't an ethnic slur because he likes cannolis) in The Heist.
- Pompous Political Pundit: He runs a podcast with a severe anti-Spidey slant and is quick to blame everything on him. Funnily enough, he doesn't seem to be either entirely right-wing or left-wing, and actually expresses opinions associated with either side. The only political side he seems to be entirely on is 'not-Spidey's'.
- The Real Heroes: He often voices his belief that firefighters and cops deserve more respect than Spider-Man, and in this case it's something Spider-Man seems to agree with him on.
- Selective Obliviousness:
- In general, JJ is very quick to pull the trigger if anyone even lightly criticizes Spider-Man, while at the same time doing everything he can to avoid anyone who praises Spidey as a hero. More than once, Jameson takes callers on his show who he thought were going to bash Spider-Man, only to hang up on them when they praise Spider-Man instead.
- He blames Spider-Man entirely for the Evil Power Vacuum created by Fisk's downfall, while overlooking the fact the police were in the middle of a gigantic shoot out with Fisk's men trying to bring him down when Spider-Man showed up.
- Jameson is quick to put Officer Jefferson Davis on a pedestal for helping fight the Demons while Spider-Man was "nowhere to be seen", when both Davis and Spidey saved each other's bacon and worked together for the entire debacle. In plain view on the streets of Manhattan.
- Sell-Out: He has an entire line of mershandise revolving around him, and regularly promotes this line on his podcast.
- Shameless Self-Promoter: He's constantly touting his own horn, and promoting himself and his book, or mentioning that he's won a Pulitzer prize. In Miles Morales, he's had various merchandise made, all named after himself, including a decaffeinated coffee brand, and an action figure of himself.
- Slave to PR: During his interview with the newly-elected Rio Morales, he noticeably restrains himself from openly saying she's wrong about her support of Miles like so many others, well aware that she has many supporters, and that insulting her would not be good for his ratings.
- Technologically Blind Elders: Downplayed, but definitely there where the internet is concerned (which he briefly calls the "ethernet"). He has a very loose understanding of what a meme is and has to clumsily explain to his listeners what "shipping" is after he learns about it concerning Spider-Man and Black Cat.
- That Came Out Wrong: In a post-game podcast, Jonah believes that he's keeping Spider-Man honest, saying that his railing against the web-slinger convinced him to do the right thing. He continues:Jameson: Spider-Man, since I know you're listening, my eyes are on you everywhere you go. I mean, not, like, the shower. That would be weird. Or-or the bathroom. Or... LET'S GO TO COMMERCIAL!
- The Unapologetic: Following Simon Krieger's arrest, he openly reports on Roxxon's corrupt activities, but never once acknowledges that he was a big supporter of the company, and thus was on the wrong side.
- Ungrateful Bastard: As usual, Spidey busts his rump saving the city and J.J keeps spinning it around that Spidey's doing it for selfish reasons, how each incident is always his fault in some way, for not saving people "correctly" or working with villains to make himself look good. Even after the end of the game where he delivers a cure to end the man made plague in the city, he gives a backhanded thank you and is right back on his usual rants.
- The Voice: In this game's continuity, he retired as chief editor of the Daily Bugle (his longtime aide "Robbie" Robertson taking over) and now runs a podcast called "Just the Facts" where he talks about issues in New York City - and more specifically how he can come to blame Spider-Man for them. He makes a brief in-person cameo at the beginning of Miles Morales, mostly shot from the back and while wearing a Santa suit and beard that conceals most of his identifying features.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: In the endgame, he gives one of these speeches to New York, encouraging them not to give in despite the near-apocalyptic situation they're in.
Voiced by: Melanie Minichino (English)
A former homeless woman who volunteers at F.E.A.S.T. under Spider-Man's insistence and later promoted to manager by the events of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
- Butch Lesbian: She's a gruff gal with a heart of gold, tends to dress more on the masculine side of things, and has a girlfriend by the time of the Miles Morales game.
- Cool Hat: Wears a nice beanie.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: A mild example that's eventually subverted. When Spider-Man saves her in the first game, she isn't interested in recieving F.E.A.S.T.'s help, at least until he mentions Aunt May's wheat cakes. Gloria eventually accepts the helps and gets back on her feet, eventually becoming the shelter's manager.
- Nice Girl: Once Spider-Man points her towards F.E.A.S.T, Gloria proves to be a natural at helping people thanks to being chill and easy to talk to. Her kindness is partially what leads to her promotion by the time of Miles Morales.
- Rank Up: After formerly seeking at F.E.A.S.T. for shelter, she's now got her life straight by the time of the Miles Morales game and managing the Harlem branch.
- Secret Keeper: She is one of the citizens Miles unmasked following his final battle with the Tinkerer. Like the rest of the crowd, Gloria refuses to divulge his identify to the press.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Wheat cakes. Spider-Man telling her about Aunt May's wheat cakes is partially what gets her to give F.E.A.S.T. a chance, and quite a few of her social media posts in both games mention her craving them.
Voiced by: Stan Lee
A cook who works at Mick's Diner, where Peter and Mary Jane enjoy eating. He may look a little familiar...
- Character Death: A statue memorializing him can be found outside of Mick's Diner in Miles Morales indicating that he died after the events of the first game, which coincides with Stan Lee's death in 2018.
- Creator Cameo: At this point, calling him the King Of Cameos would not be unearned.
- Ink-Suit Actor: By far the highest quality rendering of Stan Lee's likeness in animated form to date.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His primary dialogue involves expressing how much he enjoyed Peter and Mary Jane as a couple. Stan Lee has favored the two or at least favored the fact that the two of them are highly popular among the fans and he was the one who made the decision to have them married.note
- Nice Guy: Greets Mary Jane with a friendly demeanor and joyful attitude. Mary Jane smiles warmly at him before she leaves the Diner.
- No Name Given: Only credited as Short Order Cook.
- Shipper on Deck: Expresses his sincere delight at seeing Peter and Mary Jane together again.Short Order Cook: You two always were my favorites.
- Sunglasses at Night: He's wearing his Cool Shades during nighttime.
Voiced by: Matthew Mercer
A kind-hearted martial artist who is inspired by Spider-Man's heroism to take up his image and help him clean up the streets of Manhattan with nothing more than his bravery and skill in "Chikara Dojo" Karate.
- Ascended Fanboy: He's ecstatic working with the real Spider-Man when he's presented a chance.
- Badass Normal: Yes, he has no super-powers, but Copycat Spider-Man is still able to single-handedly take down a half-dozen strong gang of drug dealers with his skills in Karate alone when they are not armed with automatic weapons. (One of said knocked out thugs even groans to "Spidey" "Where did you learn to fight like that?") Even Peter himself is genuinely impressed with how well he holds himself against the unarmed members of Wilson Fisk's gang that cornered them at a construction site.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He can hold his own in a fight without the real deal's webs or gadgets. Confronted by Fisk goons with guns however, he wisely chooses to let the real Spidey take care of it.
- Cheap Costume: His Spider-Man costume is just a loose-fitting cloth knockoff that doesn't have gloves and has a visible zipper on the back. And yet people still think he's the real Spider-Man.
- Cowardly Lion: He may have understandably panicked when finally confronted by thugs armed with machine guns, but it still takes a special kind of bravery to unhesitatingly protect your fellow New Yorkers from robbers and drug dealers by beating them up with your bare hands, not to mention rushing into raging infernos to save people from being burnt to death.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Even though he no longer fights crime, you can still meet Copycat Spider-Man in the subways in costume once you finish the "Spider Men" side mission and unlock "Fast Travel." In said cut-scenes, Peter and Copycat happily engage in friendly conversation as they sit side by side on the express train.
- Honor Before Reason: Once Peter comes to his rescue, he's told to run, but decides to stay and help fight the unarmed thugs, both because it's the right thing to do and because he doesn't want to miss the opportunity to fight alongside the real Spider-Man.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Realizes trying to fight a whole Fisk gang would not end well, and tries to admit he's not the real Spider-Man. Then after being bailed out by Spidey, he tries to help out in the ensuing fight, but wisely decides to exit the battle once the thugs break out the rocket launchers.
- Large Ham: He speaks with the stereotypical "superhero gravitas", which annoys Peter.Peter: I do not talk like that!
- Nice Guy: Although he's in way over his head on his short-lived crusade, even Spider-Man warmly admits "Your heart is in the right place" when it comes to his desire to help people and make the world a better place.
- No Name Given: Only known as "Fake Spider-Man" in game.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Even though his costume is clearly a cheap knockoff and he lacks any of Spidey's powers or gadgets, everyone mistakes him for the real Spider-Man. Becomes even more absurd if Spidey isn't wearing the Advanced Suit or Classic Suit.
- Retired Badass: Short as his crime-fighting career may be, Peter comes to genuinely respect Copycat Spider-Man for his bravery and kindness, and offers him a job teaching free Self-Defense classes at the F.E.A.S.T homeless shelter, which he apparently accepts.
- Windmill Crusader: He doesn't realize it takes more than simple bravery to do what Spider-Man does on a daily basis, and would almost certainly have died if Peter didn't find him in time when Fisk's angry thugs, armed with machine guns, caught up with him seeking revenge.
Introduced in The City that Never Sleeps DLC
Voiced by: Daniel Riordan
An old detective approaching retirement that wants Spider-Man's help to finish That One Case.
- Canon Character All Along: He is actually Walter Hardy.
- Cool Old Guy: Definitely gives off this vibe even before it's revealed he's Felicia Hardy's father, who went to prison and even faked his death to protect her from the Maggia.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Faked his death and went into hiding in order to protect his daughter Felicia from the mob.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Walter wanted his daughter Felicia as far away from the life as possible. He also agrees with Spider-Man that she is a good person, despite the thievery.
- Impersonating an Officer: He's not really an NYPD officer, he's actually a renowned thief.
- Secret Keeper: Spidey becomes his after finding all the paintings he hid around Manhattan.
- Shout-Out: Detective Mackey is the name of the lead character of The Shield which doubles as a Meaningful Name considering the Detective Mackey of The Shield is a dirty cop and a criminal, which hints at the Detective Mackey of the game not being entirely on the level.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to discuss details about him without revealing he's secretly Walter Hardy.
Voiced by: Ike Amadi
A former Sable International soldier whom Spider-Man saved from Hammerhead's thugs. He's been trying to gather up supplies and send them to the victims suffering from a civil war in Symkaria.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: With Spidey's help, David manages to secure the humanitarian supplies and send them to the Symkarian Embassy for the victims suffering from the civil war. Also, after learning that he used to be a teacher, Spidey asks MJ to pull some strings for him. A school in Midtown calls David to offer a visa in exchange for a teaching position, and David couldn't be happier.
- Good Feels Good: After finishing his sidequest, Spidey thanks him, saying that people like David is the reason why he'll always love New York City.
- Nice Guy: One of the friendliest people Spidey encounters in the game, and he's been trying his best to secure the supplies for the war refugees in Symkaria all by himself.
- Still Wearing the Old Colors: Even though he's not with Sable International anymore, he's still wearing their armor. This saves his life when a large Maggia mob ambushes him on the way to the Symkarian Embassy: the armor he wears provide a pretty good protection that allows him to hold them off by himself until Spider-Man arrives.
- Token Good Teammate: Granted, he's not with the organization anymore, but David is still a pretty nice guy for a Sable International solider.
Introduced in Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Voiced by: Griffin Puatu (English), Wataru Takagi (Japanese), Prokhor Chekhovskoy (Russian)
Miles' best friend from Brooklyn Visions Academy and his Secret Keeper.
- Asian and Nerdy: Asian, a gifted programmer, and loves playing video games with Miles in his downtime. He also gets really into Jane Eyre.
- Best Friend: He's Miles' closest friend at Brooklyn Visions, his Secret Keeper, and confidant. Ganke is always there to support Miles through thick and thin.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: This version of Ganke needs glasses.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's a genius programmer going to a high school for gifted people and is able to reverse engineer Peter's OS and install an app that allows him to see what Miles is seeing through the mask. He also puts his engineering skills to good use by designing a Spider-Man costume customized to handle Miles' unique abilities better.
- Mission Control: Ganke styles himself as this, giving Miles notifications whenever Spider-Man gets new requests for aid or doing investigative work to dig up crucial information. He's also able to give Miles technical support and information, as the suit's HUD is linked to Ganke's computer.
- Secret Keeper: Knows that his best friend is the new Spider-Man, but it's clearly implied that he doesn't know who the original Spider-Man is.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Ganke is a technical wizard with computers and wears some thick-rimmed glasses in this incarnation.
Voiced by: Ashly Burch (English), Akeno Watanabe (Japanese)
Host of her own talk-show, The Danikast.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Although clearly concerned with Spider-Man's wellbeing, Danika in the comics was treated as a slightly more obnoxious figure; in particular, the extent to which she tokenized Miles as "a kid of color" was shown to make him very uncomfortable, as while he was proud of his biracial heritage, he didn't want to become stigmatized as "The New, Black Spider-Man", rather than just Spider-Man. She also considered outing Spider-Man's secret identity for a payday, and only relented because she loved Ganke. Here, neither of these traits are present, and more emphasis is put on her using The Danikast as a community activism and self-care resource.
- Calling the Old Man Out: During her debate with Jameson himself.JJJ: Let me ask you something, "Danny," do you ever think about what you're inciting? About your journalistic integrity?
Danika: More than some.
JJJ: Because your campaign against Roxxon is baffling to an ACUTAL journalist like myself. You should be attacking the young, unproved VIGILANTE who keeps causing problems in Harlem!
Danika: What?! You-you twist everything Spider-Man does into something malicious, while simultaneously excusing everything Roxxon does wrong! All Spider-Man needs for you to support him is to get a better PR department.
JJJ: Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh. The only problem Spider-Man fixes are the ONES HE CAUSES! I won't pride the arsonist for putting out his fire! Meanwhile, Roxxon built a beautiful plaza in a FAILING neighborhood.
Danika: By tearing down homes and businesses! Our new Spider-Man is proving that Harlem isn't the failure Roxxon makes it out to be. And you, Mr. Jameson, for someone who claims to love New York, you sure do seem to hate New Yorkers.
JJJ: You are clearly emotional, young lady, so I'm invoking the mercy rule on this "debate." Jared, shut it down! And whose idea was it to debate a teenager? THERE ARE NO GOOD OPTICS TO DESTROYING A CHILD! Get the car. I need a hot stone massage!
- Early-Bird Cameo: Danika is seen leaving Teo's Bodega in the beginning before she and the Danikast are introduced. She is distinguishable by her dyed purple hair and jacket.
- Fangirl: Is one to Miles (as Spider-Man). Ultimately a Downplayed Trope since she cares more about the positive impact he is actually having on their community rather than hero worshipping him individually. Although this doesn't stop her from getting tongue-tied after Miles tells her he is fan of her show.
- Foil: To J. Jonah Jameson. While JJ's talk show focuses on negativity and bashing both Spider-Men, Danika's is full of positivity, support for her fans, and is grateful for the what the Spider-Men do for the city. While Danika is not afraid to call out blatant corruption in the city, JJ constantly praises Roxxon while dismissing Miles' Spider-Man as a villain. She even debates with JJ on her podcast, only for him to shut her down despite her attempts to call him out for his relentless accusations towards the Spider-Men who do genuine good for the city.
- Immigrant Patriotism: She was born in China and her family came over when she was 6. It's revealed at the end of the second game that Danika passed her citizenship test.
- Mission Control: Danika takes over this role for Miles during the three Underground Hideout side missions, offering him details on the Underground and their history with coming into power.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Normally, when in a regular podcast, she talks chipper and closes her casts off with a happy "Bye!" However, when in the mist of a brewing disaster, she speaks softly as a voice of hope and reason and closes off with a formal "Goodbye."
- Ship Tease: Is noticeably flustered when she invites Miles (as Spider-Man) to go out for coffee, and later to come onto her show.
- The Voice: Downplayed. Danika makes a quick cameo leaving Teo's Bodega in the beginning cutscene when Miles receives a text from Peter about the prison convoy. Later on, she's seen in person at Rio's campaign rally. But afterwards she isn't seen again in-person the rest of the game, like Jameson.
Voiced by: Todd Williams (English), Takuma Suzuki (Japanese), Gleb Petrov (Russian)
Phin's older brother and former lead scientist of Roxxon's Nuform Project.
- Adaptational Job Change: A mercenary in the comics, but a scientist in the game.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, Rick Mason was the son of Phineas Mason/The Tinkerer. Here, the two are siblings.
- Big Brother Mentor: In addition to being an actual cool brother for Phin, he was one to Miles when the latter was in middle school and is implied to be one of his inspirations for going into science.
- Black and Nerdy: He's very a intelligent scientist who attracts the attention of Roxxon to be their leading man for the Nuform project.
- Cynicism Catalyst: His death caused Phin to become more moody and withdrawn from Miles, and leads her to become the Tinkerer and form the Underground to get revenge on Roxxon, putting hundreds in danger with her actions.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: Unlike the comics, this Rick is shown needing glasses. He also suffers from an illness killing him.
- Foil: To Otto Octavius. Both are gifted scientists who wanted to use their inventions to change the world for the better. Otto was an elderly man who owned a small company that specialized on prosthetics, Rick was a Jack-of-All-Trades inventor who focused on energy creation when he was hired by Roxxon to be one of their lead scientists. Otto suffers from a neuro-degenerative disease that slowly destroys his body and wants to use his creation to fix it, Rick was slowly being killed by his own Nuform thanks to Roxxon's risk taking. Otto and Rick made enemies of powerful businessmen, Norman Osborn and Simon Krieger respectively, but while Otto was once classmates and good friends with Norman and descended into villainy and cruelty to get revenge, Rick was simply an employee who tried to stop Krieger from hurting others with the unstable Nuform, only to be killed by his boss for interfering.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Miles described Rick as someone "who could fix anything". Whether it's machinery for his family's shop or chemistry for Roxxon, Rick could handle building anything that came his way.
- Genius Cripple: Miles discovers that Nuform made Rick dangerously sick, to the point he was on IV fluids and had to take drugs for bone marrow decay.
- Nice Guy: His mantra was "Clean power will save the world." He wanted to help people by working on Nuform, and when he found out Roxxon was going to release it despite it's serious health risks and danger, was ready to sacrifice his career and life to stop it from being released.
- No Body Left Behind: His body is completely disintegrated when the Nuform reactor he gets trapped in explodes.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares a first name with a member of Tombstone's gang who was killed in the first game.
- Parental Substitute: After their parents died, Rick became Phin's caretaker, balancing out college and keeping their family's store open while simultaneously raising her.
- Race Lift: White in the comics, African-American here.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A benevolent scientist who wanted to help create a clean energy source for New York City, and an encouraging figure to both his sister and her best friend. He was indirectly killed by Simon Krieger when Rick tried to stop the unstable Nuform from being released.
Voiced by: Natasha Ofili (English)
A hearing-impaired street artist from Harlem.
- Advertised Extra: Gameinformer promotional articles leading into the release of the game had Hailey displayed rather prominently alongside Miles, Ganke, and Danika. Hailey is largely limited to appearing in only a couple of scenes in the game and plays a role in one sidequest.
- Blind Musician: Or rather, Deaf Painter. Hailey communicates mainly by ASL.
- Ship Tease: Miles is hinted to be attracted to her, with Gloria teasing him that he wants to look good for her. Hailey even gifts Miles (as Spider-Man) with her scarf and mufflers at the end of her quest line.
Voiced by: Yancy Arias (English)
Owner of Teo's Bodega.
- Ambiguous Disorder: He calls his cat Spider-Man, even though the actual Spider-Man is standing right in front of him. He also tends to be a little rude, avoids eye contact when talking to people, and is nicer to animals than people, implying he might be mildly autistic.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Loves his cat so much the kitty has a bed right at his shop's counter.
Voiced by: Krizia Bajos (English)
Owner of Pana Fuerte.
Voiced by: Emerson Brooks (English)
A barber and owner of Caleb's Clean Cuts.
A volunteer at F.E.A.S.T. and Gloria's girlfriend.
May's husband and Peter's late uncle/father figure whose death was Peter's main inspiration for becoming Spider-Man.
- Death by Origin Story: While Peter used his powers to earn money for his family, he never bothered to prevent a robber from getting away, claiming that it's "not [his] problem." However, the same robber who Peter never stopped ended up killing Ben, which made Peter realize that his selfishness cost him his father figure. To make up for his mistakes, he chooses to use his powers to help people and take up the mantle "Spider-Man."
Mary and Richard Parker
Peter's parents who worked as secretive government agents and were tragically killed in a plane crash when their son was very young.
- Tragic Keepsake: Peter keeps a locket of his late parents with their pictures in it.