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Fantastic Four

    Mister Fantastic 

Mister Fantastic

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Alter Ego: Reed Richards

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961)

The certified Super Genius of the 4, and Team Dad with his ability to think his way out of the many problems they face. Reed grew up an extremely intelligent man. In fact, it was his idea to take the shuttle flight to study cosmic rays that day. After that fateful encounter, he gained the ability to stretch and mold his body however he could want. Whether that's sliding through a rivet hole or turning his body into a ball. Regardless, his brain will always be his best weapon to fight supervillains. Of course, that same brain can sometime infuriate the family, as it can lead him to alienating the others when he gets too caught up in an experiment or not listening to others. See Mister Fantastic for more info.


    The Invisible Woman 

The Invisible Woman

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Alter Ego: Susan "Sue" Storm-Richards

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961)

The Team Mom of the 4, "Sue" was originally just Reed's girl. In fact she first fell for him before finishing puberty, and slowly grew into his life. Her initial powers seemed to just be invisibility, but after some much needed growth and practice, that was upgraded into "projecting" that invisibility into force fields. Sue is fiercely devoted to the family around her, but that often can rub shoulders with Ben on his grumpier days, and she's more often annoyed at her brother Johnny's antics sometimes as well. And don't get her started on the frustrations she can have with her now husband over spending quality time with the family. Despite the rough patches though, Sue will do whatever it takes to ensure the world and her home is kept safe. See The Invisible Woman for more info.


    The Human Torch 

The Human Torch

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Alter Ego: Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961)

An impulsive (and soon, literal) hothead of the 4, Johnny is the younger brother of Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman. A classic case of Silver Age science fiction, Johnny was part of an outer space expedition that —alongside Sue, her boyfriend Dr. Reed Richards, and his associate Ben Grimm— granted him special powers via cosmic radiation. In his case, Johnny gained fire-based abilities, including flight. With them, Johnny became a founding member of the Fantastic Four, using their powers for the betterment of humanity. One of Spider-Man's longtime friends. See The Human Torch for more info.


    The Thing 

The Thing

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Alter Ego: Benjamin Jacob Grimm

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961)

Perhaps the most iconic of the 4, simply because of his visual distinctiveness. Ben Grimm was Reed's college roommate, and when Reed needed someone to fly a ship into space despite the risks of cosmic radiation, he went to Ben, who initially refused and had to be goaded into flying the rocket. The rays afflicted Ben more severely than everyone else, turning him into a rocklike humanoid. Despite Reed's best efforts, he's consistently proven unable to revert Ben back to his normal human self for very long, something that causes both men no end of grief. Meanwhile, even with his condition, Ben has managed to become an "idol o' millions" thanks to his stalwart nature and good heart (constant bickering with Johnny aside). See The Thing for more info.


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Slingers

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Other Heroes

    Alpha 

Alpha

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Alter Ego: Andrew Maguire

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #692 (October, 2012)

"Put the knife down and let the lady go. Sweet. I just said that thing super heroes say!"

An average fifteen-year-old given extraordinary abilities by an experiment gone wrong, leading him to become the sidekick to Spider-Man. After misusing his powers in a mission with the Avengers, he was depowered by the web-head. However, he has since been repowered by Doc Ock possessing Peter Parker's body.


  • Arch-Enemy: Has one named Zeta, who is a tumor-like beast. He's also the mugger that Alpha nearly killed. Alpha asked Spider-Man to help finish him, but some of Zeta's cancerous tissues escapes, meaning he will be back again.
  • The Atoner: In the Alpha: Big Time mini-series he really wants to make up for his mistakes. When he believed he killed a mugger by accident he was ready to get arrested and depowered again.
  • Barrier Warrior: Can protect himself with forcefields.
  • Blackmail: He's currently being blackmailed by "Boss" Cohen, the crimelord of Pittsburgh over the incident above in The Atoner. And this was after Cohen attempted to kill his mother through a fire and then targeted his Love Interest.
  • Butt-Monkey: Without his powers (and the confidence boost that comes with them) he is pretty much this.
    • His life has been steadily getting worse as his parents have divorced (which perhaps his homelife may not been as good as first assumed) and he is currently being blackmailed by a crimelord while trying to be the protector of Pittsburgh.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Before he got his powers.
  • Character Shilling: Assessed by Reed to potentially be the first Alpha-level threat, which puts him above the Hulk, Sentry and even the Phoenix in terms of power level.
    • Turns out this is because his "power source," Parker Particles, are tied to the expansion of the universe. It certainly explains why he can be a danger.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Zeta appears to be the result of his ill-controlled powers mutating someone into a tumor-like abomination. Said someone was the mugger.
  • De-Power: Spider-Man eventually decided Alpha was too irresponsible for his power and used Terminus' lance to depower Alpha after too much collateral damage.
    • This was undone by the Superior Spider-Man (Doc Ock) who was gradually repowering Andrew during his weekly Horizon Labs test in the hopes of taking that power for himself.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: After his actions as Alpha, no one has a good image of him. The kids at his school think he is a freak and the adults think he is a doofy kid.
  • Instant Expert: During his first appearances it looked like this was the case since he was kicking ass even outshining Thor, but then you realize that all his first fights were against giant monsters and when the time came for him to stop a regular burglar, this trope is subverted.
    • He would get depowered as he was too reckless against Terminus and Peter decided it wasn't worth it.
  • Jerkass: He became the total package after getting his powers.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He became a nicer person and trying to do good after being de-powered. Heck, as seen with The Atoner, he's more willing to try and take responsibility.
  • Jumped at the Call: The day he got powers was his best day ever, although he jumped more because of the fame and noteworthiness rather than his desire to help.
    • But later in his mini, it was revealed that deep inside he just wants to be normal. Given how things are going worse for him, not hard to blame him.
  • Junior Counterpart: He is somewhat like Peter Parker back when he got his powers, but before losing Uncle Ben. He wanted to use his powers for fame and profit.
  • Kid Hero: He's still in high school.
  • Lame Comeback: After recovering his powers, he finds himself struggling with responses to other people.
  • Left Hanging: His mini introduced a number of plot threads that seem unlikely to be resolved as time goes by: a local crime boss is blackmailing him into ignoring his crimes, his love interest he finally began talking to is too scared to be around him because aforementioned boss threatened her, and his Mom who he revived from an attempted hit is now infected with his power, which has a cancerous mutating effect on everyone that isn't him.
  • Mistaken Identity: In his own series, the people he attempts to rescue frequently mistake him for one of the original New Warriors. Specifically the ones Marvel created to be "the next Spider-Man" such as Nova or Speedball.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He must be related to Tobey Maguire although maybe his parents are more fans of Andrew Garfield.
  • Only Friend: Duncan Kilgore is his confidant and only non-superhuman friend.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Like Peter Parker once was. Unlike Peter though, he was even more average, being a C- student and having little motivation.
  • The Scrappy: Both in-universe and in real life, to where it seems almost intentional. He was doomed to become this since the beginning (something his creator Dan Slott kinda expected it seems), first announced as Spider-Man's new sidekick to light the fire of the fandom (who despised the sole idea of Spidey joining the Avengers, let alone getting a sidekick), then wrote him as a complete Jerkass with no redeemable qualities and to top it all, making him a God-Mode Sue who is shown to be stronger than Thor in one fight. Even now when he's getting some better characterization in his mini, people still cry why did he get a mini instead of being thrown at "The Arena".
  • Secret Identity: He didn't have one at the beginning. After getting his powers back, he tries to have one but unfortunately for him, everybody recognizes him and not in a good way.
  • Shoo Out the New Guy: A perfect example (although he does come back later). He's even accused of being a "Poochie" (alternate name for this trope) in-universe.
  • Superpower Lottery: Let's see, flight, energy blasts, nigh-invulnerability, low-level telekinesis, matter manipulation and with enough power to put people in a severe coma at 10%. The only downside being that he can only use one ability at a time. All of this coming from a lab accident with "Parker Particles," described by Reed as a hyper-kinetic form of energy tied directly to the expansion of the universe, providing near-limitless power (and being Marvel's equivalent to dark energy.)
  • Super Senses: Can see down to the molecular level and hear things happening all over the world.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A more subtle example, but after he got repowered, Andrew discovers that his senses have now been heighted to where he could see things at a molecular levels and hear things across the world.

    Captain John Jonah Jameson III 

Captain John Jonah Jameson III

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Notable Aliases: Captain Jupiter, Man-Wolf, Stargod

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (March, 1963)

John Jameson is an astronaut, a test pilot and for his father J. Jonah Jameson the archetype of a true hero unlike these “masked clowns” like Spider-Man. John has also been transformed into a Werewolf-like creature called the Man-Wolf, and was once host to the Carnage Symbiote.


  • Ace Pilot: John is a skilled pilot and experienced astronaut.
  • Alliterative Name: John Jonah Jameson, much like his father and grandfather.
  • Animal Motifs: The wolf.
  • Anti-Villain: As Man-Wolf.
  • The Captain
  • Clarke's Third Law: The moonstone that turns him into Man-Wolf is not really magic, but it sure looks and acts like magic.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The moonstone turning John into the Man-Wolf. In the story where he fought Carnage, it's stated that his body chemistry is permanently altered to recreate it whenever it's destroyed.
  • Containment Clothing: As Colonel Jupiter a combination of lack of control over his new strength and his body being under physical strain necessitated the creation of a suit to correct for both.
  • Discard and Draw: Had a single issue as Captain Jupiter before being depowered and, later on in an entirely unrelated story, became empowered as Stargod.
  • Heavyworlder: The theme behind his single issue stint as Colonel Jupiter. Spores from the eponymous planet made him grow larger, denser and strong to the point that attempting to stand up launched him through a brick wall. Notably his body didn't have the secondary effects to handle this change, and the strain put his body at risk until a special suit was devised to correct it.
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Whenever there was a full moon, the ruby would force him to transform into Man-Wolf.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He was transformed by a ruby he found on the moon into Man-Wolf. He was later transported to the dimension the ruby originated in, where he became Stargod. (Still a man-wolf, but with Jameson's intelligence and personality).
    • Totally Not a Werewolf: Man-Wolf is not a werewolf either but has an alien weapon that makes him look like a wolfman. He is considered a godly savior by said aliens.
  • Physical God: As Stargod.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: When empowered by spores from Jupiter he was transformed into a physical powerhouse but it also eventually made him psychotic.

    Cloak and Dagger 

Cloak and Dagger

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Alter Ego: Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Tyrone Johnson (Cloak)

First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (March, 1982)

Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, a pair of teenage runaways, are experimented on by the mob, who are trying to create a new drug substitute for heroin. It proves fatal to all they test it on but the pair, who gain superpowers from the event. Tandy can throw daggers of light, which can also purge unhealthy chemicals from a target as well, while Tyrone's powers were originally to suck people into a dark dimension where he would strip them of their light. Together, they battle the drug trade while trying to balance out normal lives.

For more information on them, please refer to their page.


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    Daredevil 

Daredevil

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Alter Ego: Matthew Michael Murdock

First Appearance: Daredevil #1 (April, 1964)

Spidey's most frequent team-up, Daredevil has the ultimate in Disability Superpower — he's blind, but his other senses are superhumanly sharp. This is the result of his having been blinded by a radioactive substance whilst rescuing a blind man (oh, the irony) from the path of an oncoming truck. He is also a superb gymnast and martial artist, having been trained from an early age by a mysterious blind sensei called Stick as well as showing him how to control his senses to live normally. His Secret Identity is that of Matt Murdock, attorney-at-law.

For more information on him, please refer to his page.


    Frog-Man 

Frog-Man

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Alter Ego: Eugene Patilio

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 #121 (September, 1982)

Frog-Man is Eugene Patilio, the son of the former super-villain Leap-Frog, who hoped to do good and become a hero. He clumsily tried to battle crime to redeem his father's name. His only "power" is the ability to leap great distances with electrical coils in his boots.


  • The Dutiful Son: Son of the retired small-time villain Vincent Patilio, alias Leap-Frog. After learning how Vincent was haunted by his inept past as the Leap-Frog, Eugene decided to take up his father's mantle and try his hand at superheroics, in a bid to clean up their legacy. Even before this, much of Eugene's after-school time was taken up by his part-time job, to help support the struggling household.
  • The Fool: He has difficulty asserting any real control over his father's old suit, and tends to bounce around uncontrollably. Nonetheless, he still usually manages to succeed at taking down his targets through sheer blind luck.
  • Never Be a Hero: Defied. When Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, advised Eugene to give up after his first outing, Eugene rejected this notion, on the grounds that he was the one to have taken down Speed Demon, where Johnny and Spider-Man had failed. As Eugene walks away with his father, the two veteran heroes muse that, while they don't think Eugene's decision to be wise, they nevertheless admire him for putting his life on the line for his father.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: After Eugene's successful debut as a hero, Vincent amusedly wonders aloud what he's going to do with a son like Eugene. Eugene's response? To love him. The pair then cheerfully leave the scene together.

    Jackpot 

Jackpot I

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Alter Ego: Sara Ehret

First Appearance: Spider-Man: Swing Shift (May, 2007)

Sara Ehret, a pregnant scientist at Phelcorp (a subsidiary of Oscorp) works on gene therapy to cure Parkinson's disease when she is accidentally exposed to "Lot 777". The virus rewrote the DNA in her cells leaving her in a coma for 4 months. Coming out of her coma Ehret went on to have her child Madeline with no complications, however when her family came under threat by falling debris she displayed superhuman strength to save them.

Jackpot went on to train and become a government sanctioned Initiative superhero for New York City. Though she served as a crimefighter for a while, Sara Ehret had no desire to remain one, preferring to her normal life and family. When another woman, Alana Jobson, recognized Sara and showed genuine enthusiasm at paying her for the use of Sara's Jackpot identity and license, Sara took the offer and gave up costumed crime fighting.


Jackpot II

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Alter Ego: Alana Jobson

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #546 (January 2008)

Alana buys Sara's identity, and while the latter goes in hiding, the former starts using a cocktail of enhancement drugs, including Mutant Growth Hormone to grant herself the powers of super-strength, stamina, and invulnerability associated with the Jackpot identity. In denial of her own sexuality, Alana developed a crush on Spider-Man, whom she emulated. She later was revealed to be a lesbian. She had been attracted to Sara but never revealed this to her.


  • Drugs Are Bad: Took several drugs, including Mutant Growth Hormone, in order to simulate the powers of Sara, only to have an overdose when Spider-Man administrated her with the antidote of Blindside's poison.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She was attracted to Sara, who was straight, yet she never told her how she felt.
  • Killed Off for Real: Died from a drug overdose and has never returned.
  • Redhead In Green: Wore a red wig and her costume was mostly green.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She was the same height as Sara Ehret and very pretty.

    Nightwatch 

Nightwatch

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Alter Ego: Dr. Kevin Barry Trench

Notable Aliases: Warbringer, Nighteater, Trench

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #97 (February, 1993) note ; Web of Spider-Man #99 (April, 1993) note ; She-Hulk #12 (February, 2015) note 

After finding a dark costume on the body of his older, slain self, the man known as Dr. Kevin Trench would eventually become the hero Nightwatch.


    Prowler 

Prowler

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Alter Ego: Hobie Brown

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #78 (November, 1969)

"Anyway, the first time the Prowler struck, I was just a know-nuthin' kid—I was hardly wet behind the ears—which is why Spider-Man was able to beat me. But I learned a lot since then. I'm older, stronger, smarter. And what's more—I've got a real mission."

Hobie wanted to be noticed for his genius after feeling stuck as a window washer. He invented several gadgets to make the work easier, but his boss wouldn't listen to his ideas. Modifying the look, the outfit for cleaning windows eventually became a costume that Hobie dubbed the Prowler. While at first torn up about whether the Prowler would be a hero or villain, Hobie thought he'd compromise by having the Prowler steal, while Hobie Brown returned the goods later. However, when stopped by Spider-Man, Hobie realized that the life of a villain wasn't for him, and soon became the wall-crawler's steadfast ally. He is currently Parker Industries' chief-of-security, and masquerades as Spider-Man when Peter is out of town.


  • Angry Black Man: He's a black man who, while not necessarily angry, felt under appreciated by his boss and came up with a get-rich-quick scheme that pitted him against Spider-Man. His Spider-Punk self is more in line with the "angry" part of the trope.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Hobe was once a lowly geek, but now works alongside Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Black and Nerdy: He uses his exceptional intellect to create gadgets capable of tangling with Spider-Man.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a skilled engineer.
  • Badass Cape: It's a cape that doubles as a glider. Eat your heart out, Batman
  • Cape Wings: He can use his cape to glide.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Hobie's a subversion in that he started out trying to use his inventions to earn money legitimately. He only turned to crime because his bigoted boss wouldn't give him a chance.
  • Killed Off for Real: Subverted. He seems to be killed by new Electro (Max Dillon's former girlfriend Francine Frye) during the The Clone Conspiracy and Jackal cloned him. In the last issue, the original Hobie Brown was eventually found fully recovered in one of the sub-basements of the Jackal's second headquarters following the deterioration of his clone.
  • Expressive Mask: The shape of his eye lenses change depending on his facial expressions.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is naturally inventive, especially in the field of pneumatics.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He defeated Spider-Man (temporarily) using gadgets he invented for window cleaning.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In his first appearance he was able to do rather well by catching Spider-Man off guard.

    Solo 

Solo

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Alter Ego: James Bourne

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #19 (October, 1986)

Terrorism's greatest enemy, Solo is an adept soldier with the ability to teleport himself certain distances. As long as he lives, terror dies.


    Wraith 

Wraith

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Alter Ego: Yuriko "Yuri" Watanabe

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #600 (July, 2009) note ; The Amazing Spider-Man #663 (June, 2011) note 

Yuri Watanabe is a NYPD Captain who rose through the ranks alongside Jean DeWolff, and is an ally of Spider-Man. She is also the current Wraith.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: She's Japanese-American while her predecessor (and Jean's brother), was a caucasian man.
  • Daddy's Girl: Not her father, but her grandfather, who inspired her to become a police officer.
  • Combat Tentacles: Her costume includes several ribbon-like tentacles.
  • Latex Perfection: Wore a life-like mask of Jean DeWolff to impersonate her.
  • Most Common Superpower: She's actually pretty busty, as her Wraith costume highlights.
  • One Steve Limit: There have been other, unrelated Wraiths, like Hector Rendoza, John Wraith and Zak-Del.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her costume is purple and she's a skilled police officer and vigilante.
  • Wall Crawling: She can do this thanks to the ribbon-like tentacles her costume has.

Police

    Captain George Stacy 

Captain George Stacy

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First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #56 (January, 1968)

"Be good to her—son! Be good—to her—she loves you—so very—much— "

A retired New York Police Department captain and the father of Gwen Stacy.


  • The Commissioner Gordon: He's the first time Spider-Man had a similar figure in his life (something he had lacked at the start). Unfortunately, he dies leaving Peter without a regular Friend on the Force.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a captain who likes Spider-Man and approves of Peter dating his daughter even after he had known Peter was Spider-Man.
  • Da Chief: Da Chief of Police, to be precise.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: His death isn't nearly as well remembered as Gwen's and he's often excluded in montage panels showing the people Peter grieves for.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: He knew Peter was Spider-Man and approved of him dating his daughter a fact that Gwen never found out, and which Peter had no independent means to communicate with her, since she hated Spider-Man and blamed him for her father's death. When she died later without Peter gaining closure for his actions, Captain Stacy's story remains untold for good.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He was crushed by falling debris while making a Diving Save.
  • Killed Off for Real: He's accidentally killed by Doctor Octopus during a fight with Spider-Man.
  • Parental Substitute: Nearly the same age as Ben Parker and he becomes one for Peter. His death shakes Peter badly albeit more for how it affects Gwen. After her death, Peter's guilt is expounded by the fact that he believed he had failed to honor Captain Stacy's dying wish.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Of the few cops to show trust in Spidey, George was the first. He also approved Peter Parker dating Gwen despite the awareness of his double life.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Upon his introduction, George was determined to figure out Spider-Man's true identity (as he felt it would better make him understand the young hero's motives). Peter made sure to watch his step, but upon his death, George revealed that he had long-since figured out the truth, but kept the secret out of respect.
  • You Killed My Father: Gwen Stacy blames Spider-Man, wrongfully, for her father's death, a fact that Peter doesn't challenge and correct even if George Stacy never held that attitude himself.

    Captain Jean DeWolff 

Captain Jean DeWolff

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First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #48 (August, 1976)

"Did you set a perimeter?!! Did you call in for Emergency Services? No! No?? There's a live crime scene in there and you're busy cuffing the only damn person who's doing the damn job you're supposed to! Go be cops before someone else gets hurt!!!"

Jean DeWolff is a New York cop and ally of Spider-Man. Her brother, Brian DeWolff, was the troubled villain/vigilante known as "The Wraith".


    Chief Inspector Sun 

Chief Inspector Sun

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First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #7 (February, 2016)

Spider-Man's newest ally in Shanghai.


  • The Commissioner Gordon: He's the chief inspector of Shanghai's police force, but considers Spider-Man to be an ally and involves him in investigation.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: States that some think Spider-Man attracts villains to Shanghai, but Sun still appreciates his help as well as that of Parker Industries.

Horizon Labs

    In General 

In General

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    Max Modell 

Max Modell

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #648 (January, 2011)

A genius scientist and inventor, and one of Peter's childhood heroes, Max Modell was the head of the Horizon Labs up until it was taken over by Alchemax.


  • Alliterative Name: M's as it's typical for characters associated with Spider-Man.
  • Badass Beard: Has a beard and while not a fighter, he sure is intelligent.
  • Big Fun: He's overweight, but he's a friendly genius who wants to make the world a better place.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He's the (former) CEO of Horizon Industries and a genuinely nice guy who just wants to make the world a better place through technology.
  • Straight Gay: He's openly gay, but doesn't display any stereotypical mannerisms.

    Grady Scraps 

Grady Scraps

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #648 (January, 2011)

Co-worker of Peter Parker at Horizon Labs who was in charge of Lab 3 and helped Spider-Man when his invention of the "Break Room of Tomorrow" gave Peter a glimpse of an apocalyptic future which he was able to revert.


    Uatu Jackson 

Uatu Jackson

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #649 (January, 2011)

Co-worker of Peter Parker at Horizon Labs and also a child prodigy, he works at Lab 5. He would later assist Doctor Octopus in creating his city wide security system before the Spider-Island.


  • One Steve Limit: His name is the same as Uatu the Watcher, because his parents are huge fans of the Fantastic Four, and he even has all the licensed comics of the team.

    Bella Fishbach 

Bella Fishbach

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Alter Ego: Aribella Fishbach

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #649 (January, 2011)

Co-worker of Peter Parker at Horizon Labs, she specializes in eco-technology.


    Sajani Jaffrey 

Sajani Jaffrey

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man # 648 (January, 2011)

One of Peter's co-workers at Horizon Labs, Sajani Jaffrey was cold, pragmatic, and ambitious. Following Horizon being bought up by Alchemax, she was hired by Peter Parker, but repeatedly undermined his authority to work on her own unauthorized side-projects, and even outright betrayed him. She strongly dislikes Spider-Man, and was the one who forbade Peter from supplying Spider-Man with Parker Industries tech.


  • The Bus Came Back: In a sense; After being fired by Peter, she vanished for a while, but got a brief mention at the beginning of Nick Spencer's run, with a reporter saying that she was claiming to be the real brains behind Parker Industries, and was planning to sue Peter alongside many others.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Sajani double-crosses and subverts Peter repeatedly, and while he still writes her pay checks. He even puts her in charge of her own facility in the rebooted universe, but when Zodiac starts trying to steal his company's tech he makes it doubly clear that he won't tolerate her betraying him again.
  • Frame-Up: Otto's mind (hidden in the Living Brain) frames her for him having the Parker Industries nanotech used on all the security cameras in London, resulting in Peter firing her for supposedly going behind his back again.
  • Multidisciplinary Scientist: She's an expert in xenotech, biology, and chemistry.
  • Never My Fault: After her attempt to strike a deal with the Ghost almost gets her killed, she decides it's all Peter's fault.
  • Not Me This Time: Well sorta. Doc Ock in the Living Brain ends up framing up her with the intent on getting fired and it works. Given everything she did to Peter in the past at him and while he's Spider-Man, it's unsurprising that he holds little trust in her.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She's one of Peter's classmates at Midtown High in the retcon-heavy interquel series Spidey. Peter's also depicted as knowing and interacting with her, unlike the similarly retconned Jessica Jones or Cindy Moon.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: She tries to sell Peter out to the Ghost, and is almost killed. Fortunately, Spider-Man saves her.
  • The Starscream: She has a history of repeatedly going behind Peter's back and subverting his authority as CEO.

Parker Industries

    Anna Maria Marconi 

Anna Maria Marconi

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First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man #5 (May 2013)

A chemistry and physics tutor who offers her help to Otto Octavius/Peter Parker.


  • Animal Stereotypes: After Peter's and Cindy's intimacy gets on her nerves, she takes a squirt bottle to them and says that as long as they act like dogs in heat she'll treat them as such.
  • The Beard: After Peter regains control of his body, Anna keeps up the facade that the two are still dating in order to help him run the company Otto started and even once that drops she keeps his acts as Spider-Man logical and easily explained.
  • Brutal Honesty: A softer example, but she does often cut out lies Peter tells before they can spiral out of control from him trying to cover them up—though she'll leave out parts that need to be secret, like telling Aunt May they've broken up and remain Amicable Exes without mentioning the brain-swapping and admitting he has a secret entrance for Spider-Man and is still giving him tech to Sanjay, but not that he is him.
  • Damsel in Distress: During the "Goblin Nation" arc she is kidnapped as a deliberate call-back to Gwen Stacy.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: In an odd way - Peter tells Anna Maria of the truth between him and Doc Ock and what their relationship was. She actually takes it in stride and doesn't get cheesed off. At least, not at Peter.
  • Loving a Shadow: After learning the truth, she comes to realize she was in this situation with Otto. The man she loved wasn't really Otto Octavius, but Otto Octavius pretending to be Peter Parker. When prompted by the Living Brain (who, unbeknownst to her, had a copy of Otto's brain patterns within it), she states that she could never love the real Otto, as he was a criminal madman who threatened the entire world.
  • Morality Pet: For Otto.
  • Nice Gal: Towards Peter.
  • Plucky Girl: Part of what attracts Otto. The way she handles the truth shows a lot of signs of this as well.
  • Shipper on Deck: She tells a clueless Peter that Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) is apparently interested in him. She wraps her arm around his to get Bobbi jealous.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She has dwarfism, but still manages to attract Otto with her intelligence.
  • So Proud of You: She admits that while SpOck was more smooth and sexier than Peter was, the fact that he rescued Electro from Ock's workings and depowered him to save his life makes her so happy to be his friend.
  • Robot Me: Ock creates a holographic companion based off of her in Spider-Verse.
  • Villain Has a Point: She maintains that Otto's policy of leaving street-crime to the normal cops was more efficient than Peter's policy of trying to do everything himself.

    Aiden Blain 

Aiden Blain

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #5 (February, 2016)

Aiden Blain was a scientist working for the British branch of Parker Industries. He was one of Anna Maria Marconi's subordinates, for whom Aiden developed feelings, and they eventually began dating.


    Yao Wu 

Yao Wu

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #1 (December, 2015)

Dr. Yao Wu is the head of Parker Industries' bio-tech division.


    Phillip Chang 

Phillip Chang

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #184 (September, 1978)

College classmate of Peter Parker at Empire State University.


    Min Wei 

Min Wei

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #1 (December, 2015)

Min Wei is Peter Parker's personal secretary at Parker Industries.


Others

    Ashley Kafka 

Ashley Kafka

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First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #178 (July, 1991)

Ravencroft Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane psychiatrist. She has been the Doctor to Carnage, Shriek, Carrion, Vermin, Chameleon, Massacre and Venom to name a few.


    Jimmy-6 

Jimmy-6

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Alter Ego: Giacomo "James" Fortunato

First Appearance: Spider-Man #70 (May, 1996)

A mobster whom from time to time crossed paths with Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider.

    Leo Zelinsky 

Leo Zelinsky

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First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #502 (February, 2004)


    Master Matrix 

Master Matrix

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First Appearance: Spider-Man/Deadpool #31 (June, 2018)

The Master Matrix was an advanced Life-Model Decoy found in a Hydra weapons depot on an uncharted island.
  • Has Two Daddies: Deadpool wholeheartedly embraces the idea of the reformed Master Matrix referring to him and Spider-Man as his "fathers". Spidey, not so much.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Spider-Man and his future self are able to convince Master Matrix to abandon his plans of destruction, and he looks to present Spider-Man and Deadpool to help him decide what to do next.
  • Irony: He got along with Mary Jane Watson while both were working at Mysterio's movie, not knowing Mary Jane is the girlfriend of one of his "fathers".
  • Mysterious Past: Who originally built him is unknown. His blueprints were discovered on an old HYDRA base, blueprints HYDRA itself discovered some time before that.
  • Super Prototype: Master Matrix is one to the original S.H.I.E.L.D. LMD units, who were all reverse-engineered from him by Richard and Mary Parker.

    Vin Gonzales 

Vincent "Vin" Gonzales

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First Appearance: Spider-Man: Free Comic Book Day (June, 2007)

A police officer in New York. Doesn't have faith that Spider-Man is a good guy.


  • Dramatic Irony: Doesn't trust Spider-Man yet he was roommates with Peter Parker.

Alternative Title(s): Spider Man Allies

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