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Peter Parker/Spider-Man

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Voiced by: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Warren Sroka (as a child), Jim Cummings (as Man-Spider), Peter Mark Richman (as an old man)

"It's not nice to steal in Mister Spider-Man's neighborhood. Can you say 'I'm going to jail now?'"

Our hero. Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man, is a famed superhero based out of the New York City area. Despite the shaky public image that he has (which has been caused by the publisher of a tabloid newspaper company that he works for as Peter Parker), Spider-Man is one of the most recognized heroes in the world having performed numerous acts of courage. He lives by his late Uncle Ben's motto, "With great power comes great responsibility."


  • Action Hero: Just like his comic book counterpart and most versions.
  • Age Lift: In the comics and most versions, Peter usually becomes Spider-Man during the middle of his years in high school. In this adaptation, Peter officially becomes Spider-Man towards the end of his high school years.
  • Alliterative Name: Peter Parker.
  • All-Loving Hero: Consistently devoted to his friends and family, keeps performing good deeds in spite of almost always getting grief, and he can never make good on his desire to quit being Spider-Man because he knows someone will always need his help. He was selected to lead the Alternate Spider-Men in their mission because his compassion for others and devotion to responsibility run so deep.
  • The Atoner: It's not played up as much as in some other versions of the character, but the motivation is still there.
  • Badass Bookworm: As with most versions of the character, he usually ends up going into the lab or under a microscope pretty often.
  • Being Good Sucks: Peter often hates his superhero identity due to what it does to his personal life and how he rarely if ever gets any gratitude or respect for his actions. More than once, he's tried to quit, but every time, he remembers his uncle's death and gets back into the game.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a nice guy as Peter Parker and a snarky comedian as Spider-Man. Until a certain Goblin made him think he killed Mary Jane Watson.
    Spider-Man: YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME, OSBORN!!? IT'S NOT!!!! THAT WAS THE WOMAN I LOVED AND YOU'RE ABOUT TO LEARN WHAT THAT MEANS!!!
  • Chewing the Scenery: Falls into this while wearing the symbiote suit.
    Spider-Man: GET BACK HERE, SHOCKER!!! SHOOOCKEEEERR!!! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME!!! I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EEEEEAAAAAAAARRRTH!!!
  • Chick Magnet: He manages to attract the affections of both Mary Jane Watson, a beautiful every-girl type who goes on to become a famous actress and the wealthy and beautiful Felicia Hardy. Additionally, during the X-Men Crossover, Rogue can barely keep her hands off him.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: He had a bad run-in with an alien symbiote that nearly drove him over the edge.
  • Cool Loser: Peter Parker is (to the viewer) a handsome, highly intelligent, funny guy, Chick Magnet and a hero. Though, he's all but completely ostracized from his peers because...well...he's Peter Parker.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards to enemies to make them pissed off.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: All of the time. He's constantly targeted by people who think he's a villain, the public hates him, and he gets no respect in his civilian life either. He even gripes about it during the X-Men crossover, upon finding out that Professor X can't cure his mutation disease.
    Spider-Man: It's always the same. I can save the world ten times over, but when I need help? I'm on my own. Thanks... for nothing.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: At the end, Spider-Man defeated Spider-Carnage and Madame Web carried out her promise they would find Mary Jane and rescue her from limbo.
  • Expressive Mask: The shape of the eye lenses changes to match his facial expressions.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: As per usual, he wears a form-fitting, red and blue spider-based costume.
  • Guile Hero: Of course. And with the heavy censorship the show was under, Spidey could rarely take on foes head to head, so he'd usually outsmart them instead.
  • Guttural Growler: When he starts succumbing to the Black Suit, his voice drops an octave and becomes raspy. It's particularly noticeable during his rematch with the Rhino.
  • The Hero: Of the series, as always.
  • Heroic Build: He is a costumed superhero with powers and a physique that is very similar to that of a bodybuilder.
  • Heroic Host: Just like in the comics, Spider-Man was the first host of the Venom symbiote.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: As always, his main love interest in a red haired woman named Mary Jane Watson.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: It isn't as extreme as in most of the comics, but yeah. The Daily Bugle is far from TAS Spider-Man's best friend.
  • It's All My Fault: As always, Peter is very hard on himself when things go wrong.
  • Large Ham: When emotional, he really gets like this compared to most versions.
  • The Leader: In "Secret Wars" arc, he become this of a superheroes team. It is revealed the this was merely a Secret Test for Spider-Man to see how ready for the real challenge he would be when he would have to lead Spider-Men from other dimensions to stop an insane Spider-Man villain known as Spider-Carnage from destroying all of reality.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: He's never had a single relationship where this didn't factor in some way.
  • My Greatest Failure: Not saving Uncle Ben of course.
  • Nice Guy: This is pretty much his defining character trait. He's such a nice guy that most other heroes will go out of their way to help him in times of crisis (such as in the Secret Wars arc).
  • Spider-Sense: Here's a game—every time Peter says "Spider-Sense; Danger!" take a shot.
  • Super Reflexes: Around 40x those of an olympic athlete.
  • Super Strength: He can lift approximately 10 tons (which might seem small, but a car is roughly 1 and a half ton so he can lift about six of them), punch through steel and concrete effortlessly.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Has tried to quit for a variety of reasons (a really big screw-up, being presumed dead, his powers failing him, etc.), but it never takes because he just can't ignore when people need help.
  • Tracking Device: Like in the comics, he uses this to track down people.
  • Wall Crawl: One of his powers and trademarks.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Said word for word almost every other episode. It becomes a plot point during the confrontations with Doctor Doom and Spider-Carnage.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: A signature of Spider-Man regardless of the medium is making wisecracks while fighting.
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    Supporting Cast 

May Parker

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Voiced by: Linda Gary (Season 1 to 3) Julie Bennett (Season 4 and 5)

Aunt May is Peter Parker's doting aunt, loving him as if he were her own son. May has a bad habit of trying to set Peter up on blind dates.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: May has short, blonde hair instead of the grey or white hair usually tied in a bun that she has in the comics and most adaptations.
  • Doting Parent: May does try to spoil Peter but he's just too nice to take advantage of her generosity.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She utterly fears and despises Spider-Man, despite his heroism, and both Eddie Brock and Doctor Octopus are able to get on her good side through pouring on some fake charm.
  • Mama Bear: While she's not Peter's actual mother, trying to harm him in front of her is not a good idea.
  • My Beloved Smother: Not too much but, it's there.
  • Parental Substitute: May treats Peter like he was her own son.
  • Parents as People: In this version.
  • Shipper on Deck: As in the comics, she's this for Peter and Mary Jane.

Mary Jane Watson

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Voiced by: Sara Ballantine

"Face it, Tiger, you just hit the jackpot."

Mary Jane's parents abandoned her at young age, and she was mostly brought up by her Aunt. Mary Jane and Peter Parker met through a blind date and later had a relationship.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the comics, Mary Jane has green eyes. Here, her eyes are blue.
  • Bare Your Midriff: While MJ was exercising at the beginning of the episode “The Menace of Mysterio”, she wore an outfit that showed off her toned stomach.
  • Betty and Veronica: She is the Betty to Felicia's Veronica.
  • Buxom Is Better: She is very buxom. This is best shown in "Turning Point" when she's being kidnapped by the Green Goblin.
  • Blind Date: Her introduction into the series, just like in the comics.
  • Character Death: Not MJ herself, but her clone created by Miles Warren note  perishes due to her unstable genetics.
  • Composite Character:
    • She has MJ's name and backstory, but her Girl Next Door personality and being Peter's main love interest from the beginning are more in-line with Gwen Stacy (who doesn't appear until the final episode in an alternate reality).
    • This extends to her role in narrative; like comics MJ, she is involved with a love triangle with Peter and Harry before eventually marrying Peter, but she also replaces Gwen in a child-friendly variant of The Night Gwen Stacy Died note , and her "returning" afterward as a clone created by Miles Warren mirrors the clone of Gwen from the original Clone Saga.
  • Damsel in Distress: A frequent target of kidnapping but rarely due to Love Interest status.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She gets attacked and kidnapped, a lot, but don't go underestimating her.
  • Faux Action Girl: After her run-in with Hydro-Man, she says she took self-defense classes to defeat a Mook. These skills don't appear in later episodes.
  • Fiery Redhead: Not very temperamental, she just has a lot of exuberance and a strong sense of determination.
  • Girly Bruiser: She tries to be this (without much success given the number of times she is kidnapped).
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Pretty much what happens the first time Peter sees her. It's a direct adaptation from the comics, right down to M.J's most iconic line as quoted above.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She is the principal Love Interest of Peter.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As per usual for the character. MJ is a fairly tall, very beautiful red-haired woman who tends to wear outfits (which include either a yellow sweater with a pair of blue skin tight jeans and red cowgirl boots, a form-fitting Spy Cat Suit, or a black dress) that highlight her very buxom breasts, voluptuous yet toned body, toned broad shoulders, and long toned yet shapely legs.
  • Out-Gambitted: She defeats Hydro-Man not by fighting him, but by running away. Doing so wore Hydro-Man out and led him away from the water that fed his powers.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father bailed when she was young. Still affects her in her adolescent years. This was taken advantage of by Baron Mordo once. Her mother, meanwhile, only ever appeared in flashback.
  • Plucky Girl: Only Hydro-Man has ever really shaken her, and even then she'd still stand up to him.
  • Put on a Bus: In a weird sort of way. After the battle with Norman's Green Goblin, she gets thrown into a dimension portal and sent flying through it with Spider-Man unaware of any of this. She suddenly returns out of the blue with no memory of what happened. Things carry on from where they left off as normal with Peter and Mary Jane getting married. However, it's eventually revealed that the returned Mary Jane was a water clone created by Miles Warren who was still in love with Peter, meaning the real Mary Jane was still stuck in limbo. Eventually, the clone evaporated due to her unstable genetics, and we never see the real MJ again, even though the series ends with Spider-Man and Madame Web going to find her.
  • She's Got Legs: MJ has long toned yet shapely legs that are highlighted through the outfits (such as skin tight jeans or dresses) that she wears.
  • Sweater Girl: She's wearing yellow ones, and it somehow accentuates her figure.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Which she lampshades in "Goblin War!"
  • Will Not Be a Victim: The reason for the self-defense classes.

Anna Watson

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Voiced by: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

Mary Jane's aunt and friend of the Parkers. Isn't a fan of Peter.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: Anna Watson has red hair instead of the grey hair that she has in the comics and other versions.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: She's bad-tempered, arrogant and condescending, treating Peter like yesterday's garbage even though he's never anything but polite to her. In the comics, on the other hand, she was a sweet lady much like Aunt May, who supported MJ's relationship with Peter and even developed a very positive opinion of Spider-Man after he saved her from a Spider-Slayer.
  • Foil: For J. Jonah Jameson, while the former distrusts Spider-Man, Anna dislikes Peter. Also, while Jameson has a love-hate relationship with Peter, Anna doesn't regard Spider-Man in anyway.
  • The Ghost: Until her appearance in the third season, Anna was mentioned by both her niece and May.
  • Grumpy Old Woman: She sees Peter as a slacker and thinks Mary is too good for him.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She flat out despises Peter and tries to sabotage his relationship with Mary Jane, while describing Harry Osborn as "responsible" and thinking he would be a better match for MJ.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: A Running Gag throughout the series was that she didn't like Peter dating MJ and constantly looked for any fault in anything and everything Peter said or did, no matter how friendly he was to her. The act mentioned below on Unwitting Instigator of Doom happened because she just happened to believe Peter was to blame somehow for MJ's disappearance (and really had no good reason to believe this other than just disliking him in general).
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In "The Return of Hydro-Man (Part 1)", she was so mad at Peter for MJ's kidnappingnote  that she raised her voice at her friend May not to defend her nephew this time.
  • Parental Substitute: To Mary Jane after her father just up and left her.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Harry and Mary Jane.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When Mary Jane went missing and she was visiting her "grave". She ran into the Punisher and vented her suspicions about Peter being involved in her disappearance, inadvertently putting a hit on Peter.

Felicia Hardy/Black Cat

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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Felicia Hardy is Peter's first Love Interest on the show. Her life becomes a lot more interesting after The Kingpin uses her as a test subject in an experiment involving the original Super Soldier Super Serum that created Captain America. She becomes the Black Cat, a vigilante who is an ally to Spider-Man.


  • Action Girl: After her transformation into Black Cat.
  • Adaptational Badass: Comic Black Cat has no powers. Usually. Here, the Black Cat has taken the Captain America Super Serum, which vastly boosts her strength, agility, and endurance.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Subverted. She starts out as blonde, but her hair turns white like her comic book counterpart whenever she transforms.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Comic Black Cat was a cat burglar who turned good for her relationship with Spider-Man. Here, she was forced to become a thief and immediately tries to be a heroine once she's free from Kingpin's control.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, the Black Cat was simply a well trained human woman before undergoing an experiment that granted her the ability to manipulate probability. She lost these powers for a while but gained enhanced physical stats of strength, speed and agility. In this series, Felicia has a variant of her second powerset along with the ability
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • In this adaptation, her family has ties to Otto Octavius due to her family's company funding him before he became evil. The two never had much of a connection in the comics.
    • She also has connections to Captain America and the Red Skull thanks to her father knowing the Super Solider Serum. In the comics, Black Cat never had any ties with them.
    • While Kingpin was responsible for giving Felicia her "bad luck" powers, she was already the Black Cat before she met him. In this series, Kingpin is the reason she becomes the Black Cat in the first place due to him kidnapping her father and blackmailing her into undergoing an experiment to create super soldiers.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, Felicia and Peter met as Spider-Man and the Black Cat originally and had no connection to each other prior to that. In this series, she and Peter are classmates before she becomes the Black Cat. She also wants to know Spider-Man's true identity despite the comics version of the Black Cat initially not being interested in who Spider-Man was behind the mask. Also, she and Peter never learn each other's true identities in this continuity unlike in the comics.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Black Cat has a very strong and muscular body in addition to being tall and very beautiful.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: As Black Cat, she becomes more flirtatious, wears a very form-fitting catsuit, her body becomes very muscular, and her hair turns white.
  • Alpha Bitch —> Lovable Alpha Bitch: Felicia makes this transition over the course of the show.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II. Unlike her comic book counterpart, she's a truly altruistic good guy. Although, compared with Spidey, she plays looser with the law.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Black Cat's form-fitting catsuit highlights her strong toned stomach (particularly her nicely toned abs).
  • Betty and Veronica: She's the Veronica to MJ's Betty.
  • Break the Cutie: She is terrorized by Dr Octopus twice, her boyfriend turns into a vampire and leaves her, her fiance is revealed to be a supervillain, she learns that her father is a thief and she is forced into becoming a thief for the Kingpin. At one point she tells Spider-Man, a man whose face she has never actually seen that he is the only good thing left in her life.
  • Breast Expansion: Her breasts become larger whenever she morphs into Black Cat.
  • Boobs of Steel: Black Cat is very buxom and able to fight against most of the super villains that she encounters.
  • Buxom Is Better: Felicia has an average, if not slightly well-endowed, bust. As the Black Cat however, she's the most buxom female character in the entire show (other than Mary Jane of course).
  • Chickification: Black Cat was very awesome during the arc "Partners in Danger," which introduced her. She leaves near the end, but puts in one more guest appearance in which she's as cool as ever. Unfortunately, when she returns again for "Secret Wars," her role in the story is to fall off of things, scream, and be caught by Captain America while Spider-Man looks on with jealousy.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: She plays up this theme.
  • Composite Character: Before becoming Black Cat, she's essentially the Ditko-era Gwen Stacy.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice deepens when she transforms into the Black Cat.
  • Dating Catwoman: She plays this with Spider-Man. She constantly teases him and flirts with him during their encounters, including sharing a few kisses. Spider-Man slowly becomes protective of her and begins to think he is falling in love with her, but he can’t commit to a full relationship with her because he feels he would be betraying Mary Jane. Eventually, their relationship comes to an end when Black Cat leaves to join Blade and Morbius towards the end of "Partners in Danger."
  • Daddy Issues: It's implied the reason she goes for mysterious men like Morbius, Jason and Spider-Man is because of her issues with her missing father.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: In addition to Peter, Felicia is viewed as desirable by Flash Thompson, Michael Morbius and Jason Philips.
  • Fatal Attractor: It's shown throughout the show how unlucky Felicia is when it comes to men, especially since she has a strong attraction to the mysterious type. If her failed relationships to Flash Thompson, her ex-fiancé Jason Philips ( who ended up being the Hobgoblin) and Michael Morbius (who turned into a vampire) say anything, it's that the girl is just plain unlucky in love. She even tried to start a relationship with Spider-Man since he was the only stable man in her life, which also ended up failing miserably.
    Spider Man: Jason Philips was the Hobgoblin?! Poor Felicia. She sure knows how to pick'em.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: As always, Black Cat wears a very form-fitting, black colored catsuit.
  • Girly Bruiser: Black Cat is this (with the exceptions of the times where she is either captured or placed in danger).
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: She quickly develops muscles during her TransformationSequences into Black Cat.
  • Has a Type: She seems to be drawn to "mysterious men who are wrapped in the dark blanket of the night".
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She wears a black catsuit that is made out leather as her costume.
  • Heroic Build: Black Cat is tall and has a very strong muscular body in addition to being an Action Heroine and one of Spider-Man's allies.
  • Honor Before Reason: She is in love with Spider-Man and wants to know who he really is. After first becoming Black Cat she finally gets her chance to learn who he is and begins unmasking him after knocking him out. She stops halfway though, deciding it will be more "rewarding" for Spider-Man to reveal who he is to her willingly. After they start their partnership she tries to get him to take off his mask by offering to take hers off first, but Spider-Man turns her offer down, saying that it would be too dangerous to share their identities.
  • Impossible Hour Glass Figure: Black Cat’s costume highlights her impressive hourglass figure as well as her very muscular body and buxom breasts.
  • Instant Expert: She became an expert thief and combatant after being taught by her father in just a number of days. Her receiving a variant of the Super Serum that created Captain America might have something to do with it.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Played with, she likes Peter as Felicia, and even dated him before MJ was introduced, until Spidey's heroics predictably put the kebosh on that, and loves Spider-Man as both Felicia and Black Cat. Unlike her comic counterpart, she doesn't know they are one and the same.
  • Male Gaze: Black Cat tends to get subjected to these, mainly through shots that present her breasts, legs, muscles, abs, broad shoulders, nicely toned buttocks, and muscular yet voluptuous body.
  • Mood-Swinger: In one of the "Secret Wars" episodes, Black Cat was angry at Spider-Man for bringing her to the planet while she was helping Blade and Morbius. Throughout the episode, she called him "selfish" and refuses to talk to him. But by the end, she's back to flirting with him again. We guess she can't stay mad at him.
  • Most Common Super Power: Black Cat has very buxom breasts.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Felicia is a very attractive blonde who has a slender yet slightly petite body and wears short skirts with her shirts or beautiful dresses. Thanks to a Super Soldier serum similar to the one used in the creation of Captain America, Felicia gains the ability to morph into a taller, very beautiful woman called the Black Cat (complete with white hair along with a huskier and more sultry voice and a personality change into that of a self-confident Femme Fatale in addition to increased human reflexes and strength) and wears a very form-fitting black Spy Catsuit that highlights her newly developed very large breasts, muscular yet voluptuous body, strong toned muscles, toned stomach, tight toned abs, toned back, ripped broad shoulders, toned firm buttocks, and long muscular legs.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her blonde hair turns white when she transforms.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Felicia's voice becomes deeper whenever she turns into the Black Cat.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Black Cat has long platinum blonde colored hair that reaches her back.
  • Rescue Romance: She falls for Spider-Man after he repeatedly saves her life and because she believes he's the only reliable man in her life.
  • Rich Bitch: Although, she grows less bitchy as the show goes on.
  • She's Got Legs: Black Cat wears a very form-fitting catsuit that highlights her long muscular legs.
    • Also, Felicia in her normal blond haired form tends to wear short skirts or dresses that display her pretty legs.
  • Spy Catsuit: Black Cat wears a very form-fitting catsuit, unsurprisingly.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Black Cat is tall, very muscular, and beautiful.
  • Super-Powered Alter Ego: Not as polarized as most, though her personality alters slightly upon changing. While Black Cat proudly boasts about her initial robbery, Felicia is immediately disgusted upon changing back.
  • Super Serum: She was exposed to some of Captain America's Super Soldier serum, granting her superhuman strength and reflexes.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: After first becoming the Black Cat, she lures Spider-Man to the bank she robs to test herself against him. She easily knocks him out and almost unmasks him, but decides not to and gives him a quick kiss instead.
  • The Tease: She's always been one and takes it even further as Black Cat.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Felicia is a girly girl in contrast to her Black Cat persona, who is an impulsive brawler.
  • Transformation Trinket: While Felicia has powers within her body, she can only turn on her superpowers when she wears her Black Cat mask.
  • Vampire Hunter: She is allies with Morbius and Blade to wipe out the vampires that plague the latter's life.
  • Xenafication: She begin as a normal girl and became a superhero thanks to some of Captain America's Super Soldier serum.
  • What You Are in the Dark: After knocking out Spider-Man in their first encounter she starts to unmask him. She stops halfway, deciding it will be more rewarding to have Spider-Man willingly reveal his identity to her himself than to learn it by unmasking him while he's unconscious.
  • Worf Effect: When she first becomes Black Cat she lures Spider-Man to a bank she robs to test herself against him. She quickly overpowers him and knocks him out and could have easily unmasked him. Instead, she just gives him a goodbye kiss on the lips.

Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard

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Voiced by: Joseph Campanella

A friend of both Peter and Spider-Man, Connors is the victim of a failed experiment that causes him to change into a human/lizard hybrid at various intervals.


  • Alliterative Name: Curt Connors.
  • Badass Longcoat: Though his is more of a Badass Labcoat.
  • Depending on the Writer: The Lizard's personality varies between appearances. In some, he has a cunning intelligence. In others, he acts more like a wild animal, snarling instead of speaking, and lashing out viciously.
  • Expy: Due to the show not being able to use the Incredible Hulk, the Lizard receives his role as the green Genius Bruiser for the Secret Wars adaptation.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Lizard is far from stupid. And then there's that time during Secret Wars when Connors' mind was conscious within the Lizard's body.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: He tried to regrow his arm. While he managed to regrow his arm, he ended up getting turned into a psychotic reptile.
  • LEGO Genetics: His transformation is the result of experimenting with "Neogenics", a new genetic science that essentially used ray guns and magic radiation to create LEGO Genetics.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is stronger and faster than Spider-Man as the Lizard.
  • Mad Doctor: Has many of these traits as the Lizard.
  • Mentor Archetype: He is one of Peter's biggest inspirations and, as Mary Jane mentions one, like a father to him. The fact that he and Peter have such a close relationship is why more so than anything else, he strives to help him when he becomes the Lizard. Connors also plays this role with Debra Whitman.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Just like his comic book counterpart, the Lizard hates humanity and seeks to turn them all into reptiles like himself in all appearances after his first.
  • Morality Pet: His wife and son.
  • The Professor: As Connors, he often assists Spider-Man when he needs scientific advice.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Lizard's burning red eyes are a clear warning of its hostility, and are so striking that part of the foreshadowing of his first appearance is a traumatized subway worker who can only babble about "the red eyes".
  • Split Personality: The Lizard is essentially Bruce Banner-lite; a brilliant and benevolent scientist in one persona, an aggressive and violent beast in the other.
  • Starter Villain: Unless you count his Connors persona, the Lizard is the first villain that Spider-Man fights in the series.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: As always in most versions, Curt Connors and the Lizard are often portrayed this way.
  • Super Strength: As the Lizard, he has this as one of his powers.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Lizard was one in his first appearance, believing that people would be better off as reptiles.

Harry Osborn/Green Goblin II

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Voiced by: Gary Imhoff

A classmate of Peter's, Harry eventually becomes his roommate and closest friend. Unfortunately, his breakup with Mary-Jane and subsequent jealousy over her relationship with Peter, coupled with the revelation that his father, Norman, was the original Green Goblin unbalance his mind, leading him to adopt the identity for himself.


  • Avenging the Villain/You Killed My Father: The visions of his father had him take the Green Goblin serum and exact revenge on Spider-Man, with the Green Goblin promising to allow Harry to see his presumed deceased father.
  • Axe-Crazy: When he became the Goblin.
  • Driven by Envy: He was in love with MJ and become jealous of Peter.
  • Face–Heel Turn: From Peter's friend, he became the new Goblin.
  • Freudian Excuse: He's a "Well Done, Son!" Guy who suffered from Parental Neglect before the Green Goblin started hassling him.
  • Giggling Villain: After turning into the second Green Goblin, he starts cackling a lot; even when he's unmasked, he makes really creepy high-pitched giggles.
  • Hypocrite: Harry declares the friendship between him and Peter over because Peter "stole" his girlfriend and no friend would date another friend's ex-girlfriend. If Harry really respected this, he'd never date her in the first place.
  • If I Can't Have You...: He resumes the identity of the Green Goblin one last time to crash Peter and Mary Jane's wedding, aided by Alistair Smythe, and force MJ to marry him instead, or he'll blow up the chapel with everyone inside. Eventually, when the attack goes awry, MJ attempts to talk him down, explaining that while she's not in love with Harry, it doesn't mean she doesn't care about him. It almost didn't work, until Liz convinces him to stop, and expresses her own love for him. With that, Harry finally calms down, and walks away with Liz peacefully, asking her to take him back to Ravencroft Mental Hospital.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: After seemingly recovering from his mental breakdown upon Mary Jane's return, he seems to have forgotten that Peter is Spider-Man.
  • Legacy Character: He became the second Green Goblin.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He has a sizable peer group, but it's implied that much of his popularity was helped by his father's wealth, and he is still very insecure.
  • Love Redeems: Liz certainly hopes so. Given that his problems can be boiled down to "nobody loves me", she has a shot.
  • The Mentally Ill: He suffers from persecution paranoia, feelings of isolation, and serious daddy issues. As in Norman's case it is played seriously and tragically.
  • Missing Mom: Unlike most versions, Harry's mother divorced from Norman prior to the events of the series.
  • Mood-Swinger: After being driven insane, he becomes really unpredictable and erratic in his emotions.
  • Parental Neglect: A major factor in his Freudian Excuse.
  • Put On The Bus: After being told by Liz Allan that he was loved in the season premiere of the fifth season, Harry walked away with her peacefully from the wedding back into the Ravencroft Mental Hospital and never appeared again for the rest of the season. A version of him from an alternate reality where Spider-Man never experienced failure makes an appearance in the Grand Finale.
  • Sky Surfing: Like father, like son.
  • Split Personality: Subverted. The other characters think he's talking to a voice in his head, but the viewer can see he's somehow communicating with the original Green Goblin.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards MJ post-Face–Heel Turn.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Even though Norman was a considerably better person on this show, Harry still had some of these issues, though to a lesser degree compared to most versions of the character.

J. Jonah Jameson

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Voiced by: Edward Asner

The publisher of the Daily Bugle, Jameson is Peter's boss and makes a living harassing Spider-Man in the newspaper.


  • Alliterative Name: His name is J. Jonah "Jigsaw" Jameson.
  • Badass Mustache: He retains his trademark Hitler mustache.
  • Cool Old Guy: As always with most versions.
  • Da Editor: As with most versions, He is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle.
  • Doting Parent: To his son, John.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "The Alien Costume," he was thrilled when he thought he had evidence of Spider-Man robbing the shuttle, but then he learned Eddie lied about it. He immediately turned on Brock in a fury for playing on his prejudice to make him commit libel, firing him before publicly announcing his mistake and retracting the reward he offered for Spider-Man's capture.
    "I can't have someone who works for me coloring the truth and leaving out facts! It's against everything I stand for. You're history, Brock; outta here; fired!"
    • Likewise, when Spider-man rescues him and other "tormentors" of Norman Osborn from the Green Goblin, he's aghast when Wilson Fisk tries to blow both Spidey and the Goblin up; even if he does distrust the vigilante, he's not that ungrateful.
  • Freudian Excuse: His opposition of Spider-Man, or any masked vigilante for that matter, comes from his wife being killed by a masked gunman in a botched hit that was meant for him. This has led him to distrust anyone who hides their identities and tries to go above the law.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: As always, it's toward Spider-Man. However, Jonah's dislike of Spider-Man in this series is based less on his powers and deeds and more to his hiding his identity behind a mask, as his wife Julia was killed by a masked gunman in this continuity.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Jonah wouldn't let Matt Murdock tell Peter that he was paying the legal bills in "Framed" and "The Man Without Fear".
  • Hypocrite: Jameson hates and mistrusts men who hide behind masks and think they are above the law. He created the Scorpion, a masked easily less trustworthy than Spider-Man and has suffered no legal consequences for it. He also says he hates it when people color the truth and leave out facts, which is what he does every time he accuses Spider-Man of working with a villain.
  • Intrepid Reporter: "Framed" showed he was this in his youth, with the nickname "Jigsaw Jameson." He's still got it, too, unraveling a major part of the conspiracy to frame Robbie.
  • Irony: The Green Goblin inaccurately accuses Anastatia Hardy of creating Dr Octopus (Octavius became Dr Octopus after he lost funding from the Hardy Foundation). Jameson on the other hand, is guilty of creating a supervillain but the Green Goblin doesn't know this.
  • Jerkass: As always, JJJ is a jerk who hates Spider-Man. Although, it's not as bad as most versions of the character.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As unpleasant as he is, he does have his good side. One notable example takes place when Peter is framed by the Kingpin. Jameson pays for Peter's court bills, even after Peter quit right to his face (and insulted him to boot).
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction after the Scorpion, whose creation he funded, goes on a rampage and ends up being far worse of a menace than he claimed Spider-Man ever was.
  • Not So Different: Ironically with Spider-Man due to both having lost loved ones in an armed robbery. They just took different approaches in handling it.
  • Serious Business: He takes journalistic ethics very seriously. He flat-out fired Eddie Brock for lying about Spidey robbing the space shuttle. He also had no trouble writing about Oscorp developing chemical weapons, even though he's on the Oscorp Board of Directors. When Norman Osbourne confronted him about the latter, he replied he was a journalist first and board member second.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: As usual, even when Spidey saves his life, he still wants to expose and bring him down.

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson

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Voiced by: Rodney Saulsberry

He is Jonah's right-hand man at the Daily Bugle, and one of the few to consistently give Spider-Man the benefit of the doubt.


  • Alliterative Name: Robbie Robertson.
  • Black Best Friend: To Jonah, as always.
  • Break the Cutie: In the Spider-Carnage universe, he hates Spider-Man as much as Jonah, as a result of Spider-Carnage going on the rampage and massacring people with the help of the Goblins.
  • Disappointed in You:
    • When Spider-Man bungles up a hostage situation with Dr. Octopus, Robbie tells Spidey that he's starting to wonder if Spider-man really is a villain. Peter actually comments that that hurt coming from him. Of course, Spidey manages to regain his favor by handling the situation better the second time.
  • Number Two: The highest authority figure in the Bugle after Jonah.
    • He hates Spider-Man as much as Jonah in the Spider-Carnage universe after Spider-Carnage destroyed New York.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In the Spider-Carnage universe, when "our" Spider-Man saves Robbie from a certain death, Robbie, a good-hearted man who always defends Spider-Man from Jameson, tries to punch Spidey and says how much he hates him. Considering what Spider-Carnage did to New York, it's not hard to see why he would react like that.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Just like in the comics, Robbie is often Jonah's voice of reason.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: During a confrontation with Lonnie Lincoln, Lonnie tripped on a catwalk over a chemical vat. Robbie tried to save him, but the glove slipped off and gravity took effect. Robbie thought Lonnie was done for, but he later emerged as Tombstone.

Flash Thompson

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Voiced by: Patrick Labyorteaux

A football jock at ESU who has interest in Felicia and is a big Spider-Man fan.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed. This version of Flash doesn't physically bully Peter but he does insult him a great deal.
  • Adapted Out: His military career in the comics.
  • Badass Bystander: In one episode he actually comes to Spider-Man's rescue much to the wallcrawler's embarrassment.
  • Character Development: He starts showing his kinder side through his relationship with Debra Whitman.
  • Cowardly Lion: He dresses up as Spider-Man to intimidate Peter but is terrified when a Spider-Slayer attacks him mistaking him for the real deal. Later episodes do show him displaying more courage in the face of supervillains.
  • Dumb Jock: His stunt of dressing up as Spider-Man to play a prank on Peter. Ignoring that this led to him being attacked by a Spider-Slayer, Flash knows that J. Jonah Jameson loves any story that would make Spider-Man look bad and Spider-Man supposedly attacking one of their employees would only be giving him more ammo.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He wasn't wrong to point out that Peter showing up at Harry's birthday party with MJ wasn't exactly a smart idea.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Perhaps the best example of this is when he comforts Debra after she's had her youth drained by the Vulture.

Terri Lee

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Voiced by: Dawnn Lewis

An NYC detective and ally to Spider-Man.


  • Action Girl: She's a high ranking detective who is not one to back down from confrontation, even when the person she's up against is armed or a super-powered being. She also has some decent grappling ability as demonstrated when she defeats Susan Choi.
  • Expy: She's based on Jean DeWolff from the comics.
  • Fair Cop
  • Foil: Gets one of these in the episode "The Man Without Fear" in the form of Susan Choi, her Evil Counterpart who worked with Richard Fisk and The Kingpin in a plot to frame Peter Parker. Both are members of government run institutions who hold a position of authority, and they initially worked together to arrest Peter when it was believed he was guilty. However, Lee takes the need to gather all the evidence and perspectives of a situation first before rash action very seriously, and ends up confronting Choi over her decision to hunt Peter before finding anything else out. Of course, Choi's reason for hunting Parker without searching for more information is obvious, as she's really a plant working for Fiske. Also, while Choi just loved pushing Lee around verbally and brushing her off, when it came to a physical altercation, Lee made short work of Choi.
  • Friend on the Force: She's one of the more trustworthy cops on the force and has Spidey's back. Her first appearance has her realizing that Mysterio is framing Spider-Man and being the only one to believe in his innocence. Though she confessed to Peter that she's always been suspicious with Spider-Man for a while, but by her first appearance she's believes that Spider-Man is a hero.
  • Plucky Girl: Terri is obviously heartbroken over not being able to begin a relationship with Blade but puts on a brave, snarky front nonetheless and doesn't let it stop her from doing her job.
  • She's Got Legs: Due to wearing a skirt that reaches mid-thighs.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Sports one of these and is a tough, no nonsense, confrontational member of the force.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: A badass detective of the force with a no nonsense, confrontational attitude with decent fighting ability and action hair to match. She also wears a skirt and high heels, as well as earrings and a little make-up, even when on the job.
  • UST: She has an obvious attraction to Blade, but aside from a very brief kiss they don't act on it due to coming from two very different worlds.

Debra Whitman

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Voiced by: Liz Georges

A fellow student of Peter Parker's at Empire State University.


  • Adaptational Badass: A Downplayed example. Debra in the comics was a Shrinking Violet and Extreme Doormat who went from being unthinkingly treated like dirt by Peter to trapped in an abusive marriage. This Debra is a strong, confident woman who is one of Peter's academic rivals, and actually beats him to some plum assignments thanks to the distractions caused by Peter's life as Spider-Man.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She has a crush on Michael Morbius but he is in love with Felicia. Averted with Flash Thompson whom she develops feelings for and who has a mutual attraction to her.
  • Composite Character: She ultimately shares some character traits with Liz Allan, mainly the fact that she becomes a Beta Couple with Flash Thompson.
  • Hot Scientist
  • Opposites Attract: Season 3 reveals she's got a crush on Flash Thompson, who is dumbfounded when Peter points this out to him, but reciprocates. The attraction may have been born of his trying to protect her from Morbius in the previous season.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted; comics!Debra was one of Peter's lesser girlfriends, this version of Debra has a relationship with Peter that is a mixture of Like Brother and Sister and Friendly Rivalry.
    Peter Parker: Debra Whitman. The little sister I never had... or wanted.
    • Played straight with the fact that the character that she eventually has a romantic relationship is Flash Thompson instead, who is someone she had never had a relationship with in the comics.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She's quite the looker when we see her with her hair loose and in a party dress. Ironically, Flash prefers the nerdy girl she usually appears as.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Inverted. Despite having no idea of either Peter's status as Spidey or the greater troubles Spider-Man is involved in, Debra provides some unwitting but essential help to Peter on several occasions, such as finding the Lizard and the Vulture.

Anastatia Hardy

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Voiced by: Rue McClanahan (season 1), Dimitra Arliss (season 3), Nita Talbot (season 4)

Felicia's mother and the head of the Hardy Foundation. She is also an Oscorp stockholder and the husband to Walter Hardeski, a thief known as the Cat.


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Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange

Voiced by: John Vernon

A master of the mystic arts, he alongside his butler Wong, help Spider-Man rescue Mary Jane from a dangerous cult led by his nemesis Baron Mordo.


Michael Morbius

Voiced by: Nick Jameson

A schoolmate of Peter's and one of Felicia Hardy's love interests who becomes what's basically a vampire after getting bit by a neogenetically modified vampire bat he accidentally created. His accent and appearance are based on those of Bela Lugosi.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: His human form in the comics is explicitly stated to be ugly, here before he’s changed he’s a good looking guy who dates Felicia Hardy.
  • Anti-Villain: He did not intend on becoming an evil, plasma-draining monster, and is in constant anguish about what he is forced to do in order to survive.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears this even before he turns into the Living Vampire.
  • Body Horror: His transformation into the Living Vampire elongates his ears, causes his nose to upturn into a rather gonky snout, makes his skin turn pale, colors his eyes red, and gives him pulsating leech-mouth suckers all over the palms of his hands.
  • Evil Feels Good: For a short while after transforming, Morbius hated what he'd become, especially having to prey on others. But eventually, he started to enjoy his new life, namely the strength and invulnerability it provided. He later walks this back, though.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: He eventually teams up with the dhampyr Blade to hunt down other vampires.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Introduced this way - he is arrogant and condescending toward Peter, but also brave and noble enough to attack a thief to recover what he'd stolen from Felicia. Later on, he himself steals something from Peter's locker, but it's for the purpose of ultimately saving his home country from a plague.
    • You also see more of his tender side the deeper his love for Felicia gets. When Debra does her Anguished Declaration of Love to him, Morbius politely turns her down, saying he's flattered but that he's in love with someone else.
  • Love Redeems: His love for Felicia/Black Cat drove him to embrace his good side once more.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He's a scientifically created vampire born from an accident with a vampire bat that was unintentionally exposed to neogenic radiation as it fed on Spider-man's blood. As a result, he's not as vulnerable to Blade's arsenal, which is based on "ordinary" magical vampires. Furthermore, he feeds using suckers on his hands despite having traditional vampire-style fangs.
  • Tragic Monster: He was studying vampire bats in order to cure a plague in his home village. An accident in his lab ended up turning him into a pseudo-vampire.
  • Vampiric Draining: He drains "plasma" out of people through suckers on his palms.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: After being restored to his more humanoid appearance, he resumes wearing his previous attire, trenchcoat included, but notably lacks a shirt this time.

Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven the Hunter

Voiced by: Gregg Berger

A big-game hunter who, thanks to a potion made from strange jungle herbs, has been granted great strength, stamina, and an animalistic knack for hunting. Initially one of Spider-Man's enemies, Kraven eventually becomes one of his strongest allies.


  • Adaptational Heroism: He's much nicer and more heroic than his comic book counterpart, who is a villain through-and-through. Here, he's only villainous in his introductory episode; every appearance afterward has him acting as an ally to Spider-Man.
  • Beard of Evil: When he starts off as an antagonist, at least.
  • Brought Down to Normal: It's ambiguous, but it's implied in his second appearance that the cure he was given in his first appearance has stolen away a lot of the bestial super-powers he initially developed from it — at the very least, he's lost some of his strength.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: While under the influence of the serum.
  • Cultured Badass: He quotes Solzhenitsyn and Francis Bacon.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Actually Averted; While the TAS Kraven is still a skilled hunter, he never tries to hunt Spider-Man and the only times that he is a villain are due to being driven mad by an experimental Super Serum and his love for Calypso.
  • Emergency Transformation: His wife gave him the wonder-drug that turned him into Kraven the Hunter after he was mortally wounded protecting her from a pride of lions.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's a hostile character in his first appearance, but this is because he's been driven mad by an experimental Super Serum. At the end of the episode, a refined version restores his sanity, so he becomes an ally.
  • Morality Pet: Dr. Mariah Crawford, his estranged wife.
  • Poor Communication Kills: The plot of "The Return of Kraven" would have been much shorter if Kraven had simply told Spider-Man that the monster stalking the streets of New York was a transformed Mariah. Instead he states that the creature killed Mariah and he was the one who created it. If not for Black Cat's arrival with information about who the creature really was, Spider-Man - who was still mourning Mary-Jane - would have ended up killing Mariah in grief not knowing she was actually his friend who had been turned into a monster.
  • Super Strength: He's basically a mix between a human and a lion, so naturally his strength is a lot higher than a human's.
  • Super Senses: He has a Wolverine-esque increase in his abilities to hear and smell; even after being cured, when tracking down the Man-Spider, he's able to pinpoint the Man-Spider's lair because the gravel caught in its webbing still smells like gunpowder to him.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He isn't the half-brother of the Chameleon here.

Dr. Mariah Crawford

Voiced by: Susan Beaubain

A kindly research scientist and the lover of Sergei Kravinoff. When Kravinoff was injured protecting her, she gave him a serum created by her mentor which gave Sergei super powers. Unfortunately, this also made him hostile and possessive. She becomes a friend and ally to Spider-Man after he helps her cure Sergei.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Her comic counterpart is named Calypso Ezili. Here she is named Mariah Crawford. Kraven does refer to her as "Calypso" as an Affectionate Nickname.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics, Calypso was a sadist who enjoyed fueling Kraven's murderous tendencies and hatred for Spider-Man. In this series, Mariah is a kind scientist who only sought to save Sergei from death and his becoming Kraven the Hunter was an accident. After Spider-Man helps her, she becomes a friend and ally to him.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has an indiscernible accent and has darker skin than the white characters. Her comic counterpart is of Haitian descent but it is not known if this applies to Mariah.
  • Beast Man: "The Return of Kraven" reveals that Mariah contracted the fatal disease she was trying to cure in Africa. Sergei used the Psycho Serum to cure her but also transformed her into a feral, lion-like beast. Dr Curt Connors is able to reverse most of the effects but she maintains the darker skin tone and longer hair.
  • Birds of a Feather: She says that her new beast-like form makes her feel closer to Sergei than ever before.
  • Hot Scientist
  • Nerves of Steel: You'd need these to get between Man-Spider and the Punisher.
  • Nice Girl: It is easy to see why Spider-Man considers her a friend and why Kraven loves her so much.

Blade

Voiced by: J.D. Hall

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A fierce vampire hunter who is himself part-vampire, albeit immune to their bites as well as their weaknesses.


  • Anti-Hero: He's so focused on killing vampires that he doesn't care about the long term effects of killing Morbius rather than curing him of his vampirism.
  • Dhampyr: As in the comics, Blade is half-human and half-vampire—though here, it's the result of his mother entering a relationship with a vampire and him being born out of it rather than his mother being bitten while pregnant with him.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: A change from the comic origin. In this series, Blade was born out of a relationship between a vampire and a woman.
  • Hypocrite: Blade wanted to kill Morbius believing there was no chance of curing him. When Blade discovers his own mother is now a vampire he tries to save her and repeatedly thwarts any attempts by the heroes to kill her. To his credit, he eventually realizes that his mother is Beyond Redemption, and fights her as fiercely as any other vampire.
  • Large Ham: Definitely more dramatic than his counterpart in the film series by New Line Cinema.
  • Super Strength: Thanks to being partially a vampire, he's much stronger than a normal human.

Abraham Whistler

Voiced by: Malcolm McDowell (season 2), Oliver Muirhead (season 4)

Blade's mentor who took him in and trained him to hunt vampires.


The Punisher/Frank Castle

Voiced by: John Beck

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A lonesome vigilante who, driven by dark memories of losing his family in a crossfire, utilizes advanced weaponry to punish those who hurt the innocent.


  • Anti-Hero: As Robbie puts it, 'He is known for using lethal force, he shoots first and never asks questions'.
  • Badass Normal: For a man without superpowers, he puts on quite a fight.
  • Badass Longcoat: This was based on the early 90s comics, so of course he sports one.
  • Badbutt: He's toned down greatly from his comics counterpart, but is still established to be a forced to be reckoned with against the criminal underworld.
  • Bounty Hunter: Tries to apprehend Spider-Man who is mistakenly believed to have kidnapped Michael Morbius. In his case, it's not for money, but to clean up his reputation.
  • Cool Car: His battle van is packed with tons of equipment and weapons including remote control, lasers and missiles.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: And how.
  • Determinator: He will stop at nothing to get his target. Even if it's a hulking superpowered monstrosity.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Frank comes to the incorrect conclusion that Peter is actually the Green Goblin. His evidence? Peter has a map leading to Green Goblin hideouts throughout the city, was seen by Frank at one of said hideouts, uses Goblin technology to fight off Frank, is shown to be rather agile while riding a Goblin Glider and according to the aunt of the missing Mary-Jane Watson is known for being irresponsible and secretive.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He first appears blowing up a hole in the wall and proceeding to take down a gang of kidnappers. When the last of them surrenders, Frank says that there are no prisoners in this war. The arrival of police forces him to retreat, but he takes time to cut the hostage free.
  • Heel Realization: Has one after Dr. Crawford explains that he's been trying to kill an innocent man.
  • Jetpack: Uses one when dealing with Spider-Man.
  • Lighter and Softer: In this series, he was restricted from using proper firearms and doesn't kill anyone.
    • However, the series does slightly imply that he has done so in the past (his partner convinces him to use the nonlethal ordinance for once) and he looks like he's about ready to off a crook in his first appearance, but the crook jumps out the window and ran to the police himself instead.
  • Mission Control: He has one in the form of his sidekick Microship.
  • Mugging the Monster: Quite literally on the 'monster' part. He did very well against Spider-Mannote , but him turning into Man-Spider wasn't something Punisher accounted for. He barely escaped with his life.
  • Narrating the Present: To make entries in his war journal.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he faces Man-Spider.
  • What Is This Feeling?: When he rescues and returns Mary Jane, he describes the gratitude he experiences as feeling human again showing the audience that he is fundamentally a good man that wishes to help others.
  • Would Hit a Girl: 'Hit' is too strong a word here, but during his introductory scene he does throw a female thug into a pile of boxes.

Nick Fury

Voiced by: Philip Abbot, Jack Angel

The leader of the top secret world-protecting organization S.H.I.E.L.D.


  • Eyepatch of Power: Naturally. A patch on the wrong eye is what allows Spider-Man to identify Chameleon as an impostor.

Tony Stark/Iron Man

Voiced by: Robert Hays

A billionaire scientist with a double-identity, Iron Man aids Spider-Man against Venom and Carnage when they try to rob one of his labs.


James Rhodes/War Machine

Voiced by: James Avery

Tony Stark's chief of security, James Rhodes is also Iron Man's crimefighting partner War Machine.


  • Powered Armor: The "Variable Threat Response Battlesuit", a.k.a. the War Machine armor.

Matt Murdock/Daredevil

Voiced by: Edward Laurence Albert Jr.

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A blind attorney who represents Peter during his trial for treason, Matt Murdock's father was murdered on orders from The Kingpin. He maintains a double-life as the vigilante, Daredevil, and helps Spider-Man discover the truth about The Kingpin's identity.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: This version of Daredevil is blonde while most versions are redheaded.
  • Alliterative Name: Matt Murdock.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a professional lawyer who spends his free time fighting the criminal world.
  • Cool Shades: Almost always wears his sunglasses when not fighting crime.
  • Disability Superpower: The same accident that blinded him also heightened all his other senses to superhuman levels.
  • Good Lawyers, Good Clients: It is not surprising that completely innocent and all-around hero Peter Parker gets Matt Murdock as his lawyer
  • Handicapped Badass: In spite of his blindness, Daredevil developed his other senses and he successfuly brings criminals to justice through force.
  • Living Lie Detector: Which lets him see through most of the Chameleon's bluffs. But it somehow didn't help him realize sooner that Spidey was framed and also that the Federal Agent asking for the evidence clearing Peter was The Mole.
  • Secret Keeper: When they seemingly capture the Kingpin, Spider-Man gloats that they finally have him, while Daredevil tells them that he was a decoy, and the real Kingpin escaped, exposing the captured decoy as the Chameleon, and explains to Spidey that he can 'see' through costumes. Spider-Man gets a little uncomfortable after hearing this fact and asks if he knows his secret identity and Daredevil responds by saying "No. I respected your right to privacy. I'm a big believer in the Constitution and the law."
  • Super Senses: Has a form of 'radar' to help him navigate around places to compensate for his loss of sight.

Steve Rogers/Captain America

Voiced by: David Hayter

A WWII supersoldier, and leader of the American Six, he was trapped in a vortex alongside his archnemesis The Red Skull at the end of the war.


  • The Ace: He is portrayed as a highly competent, skilled, and respected hero.
  • Archenemy: He is the archfoe of The Red Skull
  • Big Good: During WWII, he was the most important hero. It's Captain America, for crying out loud.
  • The Cape: He is probably Marvel's best capeless Cape. Cap makes it clear on numerous occasions that he doesn't stand for America as a nation specifically, but for "the Dream", to the point where he's willing to fight and die for his beliefs against his own government.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He first appears briefly in a flashback in an early episode of Season Four ("Partners in Danger") that deals with Black Cat's origin, before later showing up in person in the "Six Forgotten Warriors" and "Secret Wars" arcs in the final season.
  • The Hero: He is the leader and most important member of the American Six.
  • The Leader: He led the American Six.
  • Nice Guy: As in the comics, Cap is nice and altruistic.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Captain America sacrificed himself again, and both he and The Red Skull were placed in the vortex. Two times!
  • Super Reflexes: Not only can Cap always position his shield to block attacks, nothing can prevent him from reflexively moving his shield arm to block attacks with his shield.
  • Super Soldier: Classic example. His origin involved being a test subject for a project to create super-powered soldiers.

Silver Sable

Voiced by: Mira Furlan

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The leader of a team of mercenaries called the Wild Pack, Silver makes her living hunting war criminals. She crosses paths with Spider-Man and Robbie when she is hired by Rheinholt Kragov to capture the German scientist Wolfgang Groitzig. Upon Kragov revealing himself as the son of the Red Skull and Spider-Man saving her life, she aids him in battle.


  • Action Girl
  • Anti-Hero: She only does mercenary work on the side for extra cash but the true goal of the Wild Pack is to hunt down war criminals who have escaped justice. Even then, she was only working for Kragov because she didn't know he was helping the Red Skull.
  • Badass Normal
  • Jet Pack: She and her Wild Pack use them.
  • Nazi Hunter
  • Punch-Clock Hero

Gwen Stacy

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman

The girlfriend of an Alternate Universe's Peter Parker, she aids Spider-Man against Spider-Carnage in the last episode.


  • Deadpan Snarker: She's modeled after the Ditko and early Romita Gwen, who had this trait before it was lost entirely.
  • Decomposite Character: Gwen was unable to appear as a regular character in the series because she was destined to die just like her comic book counterpart. So instead, the writers gave her Ditko-era characterization as Lovable Alpha Bitch of Peter's college and character design to pre-Black Cat Felicia Hardy and her sweet wholesome girl next door characterization to Mary Jane Watson.
  • Distressed Damsel: Is kidnapped by Spider-Carnage. She does get major points though for firing a sonic rifle at him earlier.
  • Last Episode, New Character: She is introduced in the final episode of the series.
  • Plucky Girl: She takes no crap from her egomaniac boyfriend, realises that Spider-Carnage is a fake and saves our Spider-Man, and then helps drive off Spider-Carnage by opening up on him with a sonic rifle. If it weren't for her kidnapping and five minute appearance she might be a full-on Action Girl.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: By virtue of being from a parallel universe note .
  • Spot the Impostor: She instantly recognizes Spider-Carnage as a fake. She also seems to have figured out that our Spider-Man isn't hers, although she still recognizes him as a hero.
    Spider-Man: How'd you know that the Peter Parker downstairs wasn't me?
    Gwen Stacy: He's as nutty as a fruitcake. A girlfriend notices little things like that.

Madame Web

Voiced by: Joan Lee

A mysterious woman who takes it upon herself to be Spidey's mentor, preparing him for "the ultimate battle".


  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, she's "merely" a blind old lady with precognitive abilities. Here, she's a near-omnipotent Reality Warper with virtual omniscience.
  • Adaptational Species Change: In the comics, Madame Web was a mutant named Cassandra Webb. This Webb is a cosmic entity like the Beyonder.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: She is a powerful cosmic being. She is the assistant to the Beyonder. Spider-Man chews her out for the "bystander" bit when she refuses to bring back Mary Jane and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin when they were trapped in an interdimensional limbo.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: When Spider-Man was going to quit in the third season finale (like usual), Web warned him that the two-headed monster will rise above from the underworld. What Web meant by that was that his enemy, the Green Goblin, would figure out his secret identity, and Spider-Man knew the Goblin was Norman Osborn, and the two identities would clash.
  • Cool Shades: She wears always black glasses.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards Peter/Spider-Man.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: She gives Spidey cryptic warnings, and then disappears, leaving him to come to his own conclusions about what she meant.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She insults Spider-Man a lot, but she really does care about him and is trying to help him learn what he needs to know. Though she has no love for Iron Spider-Man, for obvious reasons.
  • The Mentor: Her role was typically to act as cryptic adviser to Spider-Man, offering him strange clues and riddles that would ultimately help him.
  • The Omniscient: She gives this impression, at least, though it may have something to do with the fact that she's allied to the Beyonder, and in fact the events of the series have already happened once from her perspective; they had to "roll back" time after Spider-Carnage set off his multiverse-annihilating bomb and are now using their memories to help ensure he can be stopped this time.
  • Reality Warper: Part of her power.

The X-Men

A team of mutants trained by the telepathic Professor Charles Xavier to use their abilities for good. Being as these characters originate from their own separate show, more info can be found here.

The Beyonder

Voiced by: Earl Boen

An extradimensional being whom Madame Web serves. He pits Spider-Man along with six other heroes against six super-villains in his "Secret Wars", with an alien world as the battlefield. Later turns out to be testing Spider-Man all along, and chose him as a leader of a team of alternate Spider-Men to fight another insane Peter Parker now known as Spider-Carnage, tasking them with saving the multiverse.


  • Adaptational Heroism: While the comics Beyonder wasn't exactly malevolent, he tended to lash out when his curiosity wasn't abated to his satisfaction, and had no qualms messing with the lives of mortals. This version is actually out to save all of reality.
  • Big Good: Of the entire series, though he'd probably disagree that he is "good". It was him who tasked Madame Web with training a champion to one day save the multiverse. The result was our Spider-Man taking up the charge.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: The entire "Secret Wars" was him trying to explore the Balance Between Good and Evil, and which side would eventually overcome the other. He deliberately has an extraterrestrial civilization which had achieved the ideal society nearly ruined when he sends six super-villains over to their planet, arranging it so that Spider-Man and his team of heroes materialize there only after the villains have had a whole year of stomping around to their heart's content. Spider-Man is horrified by the callousness of his actions, but to his credit, the Beyonder pushes the Reset Button when all is said and done, which makes Spidey confused as to what the entire point of the battle was.note 
  • Fusion Dance: With Doctor Doom. The thing is, he himself could have broken it any time he wanted, but he wished to observe the heroes' actions.
  • The Omnipotent: He is able to do anything and everything. While being outside his home dimension limits his power, there is still nothing you can do to him unless he allows it to happen (Looking at you, Doctor Doom...).
  • Physical God: Perhaps the most obvious in all of fiction. Everything we see him do is at a mere fraction of his full power. He in fact expended most of it reversing time on the entire multiverse to save it from being annihilated by Spider-Carnage.
  • Secret Test of Character: The Secret Wars was a rather roundabout way of doing this to Spider-Man, having him go through days of battle on a hostile alien world leading a team of heroes, to ensure that he can do the same against alternate counterparts of himself against Spider-Carnage.

The American Six

Voiced by: Roy Dotrice (Destroyer, present day), Dee Bradley Baker (Destroyer, past), Kathy Garver (Miss America), Hansford Rowe (Thunderer, present day), Brett King (Thunderer, past), Paul Winfield (Black Marvel), Walker Edmiston (Whizzer, present day), Cain DeVore (Whizzer, past)

A band of five heroes from World War II, created as part of a series of experiments to recreate the original formula that produced Captain America. The result was a partial success; each American Warrior gained superpowers, but theirs were all unique. Furthermore, their powers were inherently unstable, and so they used special rings to activate and deactivate their powered state, much like the Black Cat would do later. They served under Captain America during the war, and after he fell, they continued to operate for a time under the leadership of the Destroyer, until their dwindling powers caused them to retire and disband. The American Warriors return as part of a plot that makes up the first half of the fifth and final season, helping Spider-Man battle a Hydra plot to retrieve the Red Skull.

The American Warriors consist of:

  • Destroyer: Real name Keene Marlow, bestowed with superhuman strength and agility.
  • Miss America: Real name Madeline Joyce Frank, able to manipulate density in order to make herself super-strong and tough or lighter than air.
  • Thunderer: Real name Jerry Carstairs, imbued with the ability to project powerful shockwaves through his vocal chords.
  • Black Marvel: Real name Omar Mosley, the closest of the group to a true re-creation of Captain America with enhanced strength, durability and agility. African American, he was the chauffeur to Dan Lyons, whose father forbid him from undergoing the experiment, but who was used as the "true" identity of Black Marvel.
  • Whizzer: Real name Robert Frank, a super-speedster who took his name from the buzzing noise he made when moving at hyper-speeds.

  • Decomposite Character: In the comics, Dan Lyons wasn't a decoy, but really was the Black Marvel. As noted above, here, that isn't the case.
  • Get Thee to a Nunnery: Whizzer's name gets a fair bit of In-Universe mockery, due to alterations in slang; at the time, it was a fair reference to the whizzing noise he made when moving super-fast, but in modern times, it's a slang term for urination. Not helped by his yellow outfit.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Thunderer's unique super power allows him to howl with such fury that he can shatter concrete and send mooks flying.
  • Super Reflexes: The Destroyer and Black Marvel both possess greater-than-human agility and reflexes.
  • Super Speed: Whizzer's unique super power is to run at incredible speeds.
  • Super Strength: The Destroyer and Black Marvel are all far stronger than any normal human being, whilst Miss America can mimic the effects in terms of hitting power by altering her molecular density.
  • Super Toughness: Only Black Marvel possesses this particular superpower, although Miss America can emulate it by making her own molecules super-dense.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Whizzer and Miss America were originally killed in the comics, but are shown here as having lived to old age.

The Fantastic Four

Voiced by: Cam Clarke (Mister Fantastic), Gail Matthius (Invisible Woman), Quinton Flynn (Human Torch), Patrick Pinney (The Thing)

Four people who gained super powers after being exposed to cosmic rays on an outer space mission. They are among the heroes recruited by Spider-Man in the "Secret Wars" three-parter.


  • Barrier Warrior: The Invisible Woman can project force fields and uses them to try and keep the villains from attacking.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Thing is lured over to Doctor Doom's side because of a device that enables him to change into his human form Ben Grimm and into the Thing at will. In the end, he gives up the ability to become Ben Grimm again in order to stop Doom.
  • Rubber Man: Mr. Fantastic has stretching powers.
  • Wreathed in Flames: The Human Torch can surround his body with flames.

    Enemies 

Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin

Voiced by: Roscoe Lee Browne

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The main villain of the series, the Kingpin operates a criminal empire with its headquarters in New York City. He is The Man Behind the Man to many of the villains in the series, including all the incarnations of the Insidious Six and the Spider-Slayers.


  • Adaptation Name Change: While he, like in comics, is still named Wilson Fisk, his real surname Moriarty is original to the cartoon.
  • Adaptational Badass: This version of the Kingpin had Super Strength. When the Kingpin, Rhino, Spider-Man, and others could be restrained by bonds they couldn't break out of, Kingpin could.
  • Amoral Attorney: Not the main Kingpin (who pretends to be a businessman and philanthropist) but the version of Fisk in the Iron Spider-Man's world definitely qualifies.
    Spider-Man: The Kingpin is my lawyer?
  • Bad Boss: Fisk has a tendency to execute henchmen who have screwed up or slighted him in some way. He also repays Peter Parker for saving his life by hiring him to a very well-paying job, only to frame him.
  • Badass Baritone: The deep cultured tones of Roscoe Lee Browne.
  • Badass Normal: Bordering on Charles Atlas Superpower. This is an unpowered human who can swallow blows from Spider-Man and topple giant robots with only his raw brute strength.
  • Bald of Evil: His clean-shaven pate is intended to sign of his malevolent nature
  • Bear Hug: His go-to move when brought to the level of fisticuffs, mostly due to the show's brutal censorship mandate. It's not a laughing matter, either; at one occasion, Spider-Man's internal monologue has him legitimately afraid that Fisk is going to break him in two.
  • Being Evil Sucks: As a result of his obsession with running his criminal empire and maintaining his status as the Kingpin, his wife Vanessa ended up leaving him after being kidnapped in a revenge scheme by Silvermane and his son Richard ended up taking the fall for a botched crime operation and going to prison like Fisk did for his father. Fisk sadly recounted how long the vicious cycle would take before his son would come back to kill him like Fisk did to his father.
  • Berserk Button: When Daredevil mentions that the police has his son, he flies in a rage.
    Daredevil: I'm taking your family. The police have your son, and I have you!
    Fisk: My son?!
  • Big Bad: As the man behind the Crime Cartel and the Insidious Six, he features as the main villain of numerous individual arcs, and the show itself, even though he's not personally fought by Spider-Man until around Season 3.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Fisk doesn't have any superpowers, yet he is capable to easily crush Spider-Man with his bear hug and lift up Red Skull's Humongous Mechas because of his "350 pounds of muscles".
  • The Chessmaster: He's always this, but in his prime in particular, he controlled nearly all organized crime on the East Coast and even had a general in his pocket.
  • Composite Character: In this series, he is the man who has Daredevil's father killed. In the comics, that role belonged to Roscoe Sweeney aka The Fixer.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He occasionally lurches into this archetype.
  • The Dreaded: Overlaps with Bad Boss; everyone from super-powered goons like the Rhino to common gunmen are too terrified to reveal anything about him, even under interrogation or threat.
  • Enemy Mine: When an Omnicidal Maniac or someone who harms Kingpin's business interests shows up, Kingpin can allow himself to side with Spider-Man.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His wife Vanessa and son Richard.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is willing to help Spider-Man if the planet is in danger.
    Landon: Why would you help them?
    Kingpin: There is no profit to be made in the destruction of the planet, it's very bad for business.
  • Evil Brit: He has a very British accent, even though he's self-admittedly a native New Yorker.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He knows how to establish the pecking order, even against villains with more impressive abilities. Some of them don't like working for him, but almost all of them know better than to openly cross him.
    Kingpin: Your choice, Octavius: either fall in line or fall 70 stories. [activates the plane's trap door]
  • Fat Bastard: Subverted; he appears to be this, and apparently weighs around 350 pounds, but all that extra mass is actually muscle, not fat.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He started out as the overweight son of a small-time crook. Now, he is one of the most powerful crime lords on the planet.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: From personally commissioning the creation of the Insidious Six and the three original Spider Slayers, pushing Alistar Smythe into villainy, tormenting Norman Osborn leading to him becoming the Green Goblin (which led to Harry becoming the second Green Goblin and Mary Jane's disappearance as well as everything that happened because of those two events), killing Matt Murdock's and tormenting Felicia Hardy's fathers (which led to them becoming Daredevil and Black Cat), his gang war with Silvermane causing him to adopt more destructive and fantastic schemes to gain more power, his abuse of Smythe causing him to ally with Silvermane (which ties in with the "Return of Hydro Man" arc), it's hard to find some major event in the series that Kingpin wasn't a part of in some way, directly or indirectly.
  • Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook: Once an overweighted boy who tried to earn his father's acceptance, Kingpin gained his ambitions and skills necessary for becoming a criminal lord in prison.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: While Fisk isn't a good piece of work himself, he fails to understand Spider-Carnage's omnicidal agenda in two alternate universes and thinks that he is a trustworthy character.
  • Karma Houdini: He is this for the longest time due to his high status and power. He's finally brought to justice at the end of the "Six Forgotten Warriors", although it's doubtful he'd stay locked up for very long.
  • Kevlard: Going by the sheer amount of damage he's able to No-Sell, yes.
  • Large and in Charge: He stands taller and wider than the Rhino.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Looking at him would cause you to believe that he'd be a Mighty Glacier, but he physically catches the very quick and agile Spider-Man and Daredevil with his own bare hands a LOT.
  • Light Is Not Good: His white clothes invokes this.
  • Made of Iron: He can tank a massive amount of punishment for someone who's officially not super-powered.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the Big Bad to the Insidious Six, the Crime Cartel, and almost every other major supervillain on the show, but he keeps to the shadows and Spider-Man does not meet him face-to-face until the third season.
  • Morality Pet: His son Richard, whom he deeply loves.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: You can clearly see how Vanessa's leaving affected Kingpin when he rejects to take the Tablet of Time from Hammerhead, in spite how valuable it is, even if seeking profit is his main purpose.
  • Papa Wolf: He totally loses it when Daredevil taunts him with his son's arrest. In "Ultimate Slayer", the following episode, he finishes his rant at Smythe by pointing out how his "bungling" got Richard put in prison.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Shows this when he helps Spider-Man often when the alternative would be letting New York (or the world) be destroyed. As he tells Landon:
    "There is no profit to be made in the destruction of the planet. It is very bad for business."
  • Self-Made Orphan: He is as strongly implied to be this as the censors would allow. After being left for the police by his father in a robbery gone south, he walked out of prison with the physical strength, connections and mentality needed to build his empire. Even Smythe is shocked that even he could be so ruthless.
  • The Social Darwinist: That which is weak is worthless, as his father taught him long ago.
  • Shout-Out: His previous surname was Moriarty.
  • Stout Strength: One of the largest, heaviest, and most physically imposing people in the series, as well as one of the strongest. He claims to only be 2% body fat, making a Badass Boast about showing Spider-man what "350 pounds of muscle" can do. Considering how fast he moves, he's probably not lying.
  • The Syndicate: He's the leader.
  • Take Over the World: Would love to do so, although he's fairly practical about it, focusing more on spreading his influence than crazed schemes—although he certainly has a few of those up his sleeves.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: He ended up taking the fall for his father after he ditched him. Years later after becoming the Kingpin, he kills his own father to both remove evidence of his own existence and as payback, repeating what his father said ("Sacrifices must be made."). Later in life, he forced his son to take the fall for him, while repeating the line. Now he fears his son will one day pay him back like he did his own father.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • Peter Parker saved Fisk's life from an assassination attempt by the Hobgoblin. That didn't stop Fisk from framing Peter for selling government secrets. Somewhat subverted when he apologizes to Peter for the "misunderstanding" and pays for his wedding to Mary-Jane though he claims he's only doing it for the good publicity.
    • Spider-Man saves Fisk and other Oscorp stockholders from the Green Goblin. Fisk still tries to kill Spider-Man and the Goblin. Note that at this point Spidey doesn't even know Fisk is the Kingpin.
    • Hobie Brown saved Richard Fisk from one of Kingpin's enemies while they were both doing time. At first it seems like Fisk will avert this trope for once when he gives Hobie the Prowler suit so he can take revenge on his former boss Iceberg. However, it turns out that Fisk was taking advantage of Hobie to remove Iceberg as a rival and the suit is actually wired to shock or kill Hobie if he disobeys Fisk.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Two of his counterparts wind up being this to Spider-Carnage. The first of these doubles knew not to blindly trust Spider-Carnage, but he had no idea how far his "ally" intended to go.
    Kingpin's second counterpart: Destroy us all?!
    Spider-Man: You were tricked, Fisk! And not the first time!
  • Villain in a White Suit: A crime lord who is almost always seen wearing a white business suit.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's the president and owner of a number of legitimate businesses and appears to the public as a successful businessman and philanthropist.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the backstory. He is pleased that his relationship with his son is nothing like the one he had with his father.
  • Who Dares?:
    Daredevil: Right here, Kingpin. And the name is Daredevil.
    Fisk: You'd have to be a daredevil, to dare to challenge me!
  • Xanatos Gambit: Part of his Establishing Character Moment in his first appearance. Because Norman Osborn fell in debt to the Kingpin while funding the Spider Slayers, he has to conclude a deal that either Black Widows kill Spider-Man or Fisk takes control over OsCorp. Needless to say, both options would be favorable to the Kingpin.
  • You Have Failed Me:
    • Midway through the third season, in the episode "Ultimate Slayer", he turns on Alistair Smythe for having not only repeatedly failed to defeat Spider-Man, but having been involved in ploys that both exposed the Kingpin's existence to Spidey and got Fisk's son imprisoned as a traitor. He promptly recruits Herbert Landon as his new Mad Scientist and has Smythe mutated into the titular Ultimate Spider-Slayer.
    • When Hammerhead switched sides, Kingpin was willing to give him a chance, but he threatened to send him back to Silvermane in pieces in the event of failure. Luckily for Hammerhead, he did well-enough to stay on Kingpin's good side.
  • You Killed My Father: Killed Daredevil's father and, technically, Alistair Smythe's father too.

Spencer Smythe

Voiced by: Edward Mulhare

An inventor who was forced to build the original Spider-Slayers for The Kingpin.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Zig-zagged. In the comics, Spencer started out as a concerned citizen who built the Spider-Slayers to bring the "menace" of Spider-Man to justice. It was the repeated defeats (and the realization that he was dying) that ended up pushing him over the edge, into full-blown villainy. This version of Spencer has no real problem with Spider-Man, only going after him at Norman Osborn's behest.
  • Alliterativename: Spencer Smythe.
  • Anti-Villain: He only went after Spider-Man so he could afford to build his son a high-tech wheelchair.
  • Demoted to Extra: Plays a far more prominent role in the comics.
  • Decomposite Character: Due to his role being reduced for the show, his son Alistair received his prominence and enacted some of his plans from the comics. Notably, attaching a bomb to both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson was something his father did in the original comic story.
  • Evil Genius: Spencer specializes in robotics, and built a variety of machines designed to kill Spider-Man.
  • Evil Old Folks: Well, you can argue about whether he's "evil" because all he really wants is to build a hoverchair to help his crippled son, but he is willing to try and kill Spider-Man n order to get the funds he needs.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Works for Norman Osborn in hopes of gaining enough resources to build the hoverchair he has designed for his son.
  • Mad Scientist: A remarkably sympathetic one.
  • My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for the accident that crippled Alistair.
  • Never Found the Body: He's never found in Osborn's factory after the explosion that apparently claims his life. That's because Kingpin has him and he's still alive, though in suspended animation.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He doesn't personally hate Spider-Man, but he works for Osborn to gets funds for building an advanced wheelchair for his son.
  • Robot Master: Built the original Black Widow Spider-Slayer.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Averted, which is why he was put into suspended animation. Kingpin knew Spencer would never willingly work for him, but he still recognized that "a genius is a terrible thing to waste" and that the guy would be a useful bargaining chip to use on Alistair if need be.

Alistair Smythe

Voiced by: Maxwell Caulfield

Spencer Smythe's wheelchair-bound son, Alistair becomes The Kingpin's right-hand man for much of the show, serving as his chief inventor and confidante. He is later transformed into a living Spider-Slayer by The Kingpin and Landon.


  • Anti-Villain: At first, he's being played by The Kingpin; later he's trying to save his father.
  • Ascended Extra: In the comics Alistair is a fairly minor villain. In TAS he's an Evil Genius-for-hire whose inventions play a vital role in the schemes of half the crimelords in New York.
  • Avenging the Villain: Seeks revenge for Spencer Smythe's apparent death.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Landon, in "Ultimate Slayer", although he eventually manages to break his programming.
  • Composite Character: Since Spencer's role is reduced in the show, Alistair was given given prominence and even enacted some of his father's plans from the comics. Notably, attaching a bomb to both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson was something his father did in the original comic story.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Well, technically he's a bio-borg mutate and not a cyborg, but he's still noticeably colder and more ruthless after his upgrade.
  • Cyborg: Technically, when he becomes the Ultimate Slayer, although it's rather ambiguous; Landon's speciality is genetic mutation and he comments on how "metal is the way of the past" and "flesh, remolded, restructured and enhanced, holds the key to the future" before altering Smythe, which suggests that the Ultimate Slayer is a mutate or bio-borg rather than the cyborg of the comics. However, he does have retractile "screens" in his eyes after his transformation, which do display a typical "robotic screen vision" when seen through Eye Cam, so there's arguably some mechanical components in him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly towards The Kingpin.
  • Disabled Snarker: Being paraplegiac in no way impedes his taste for sarcastic quips on the ineptitude of those around him.
  • The Dragon: He's the closest thing The Kingpin has to one.
  • Evil Feels Good: It didn't take long for him to start enjoying his position as the Kingpin's lieutenant, to the point where he actually showed jealousy when the Hobgoblin seemed to be gaining Fisk's favor.
  • Enemy Mine: In the Secret Wars arc in the final half of season 5, he surrenders to Spider-Man's heroes and joins forces with them, because he knows that the Red Skull and Doctor Doom will happily spend eternity waging war over this planet, whilst all he wants to do is get back to Earth.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: All of the evil he does is to avenge his beloved father.
  • Evil Brit: Like the Kingpin, he has a very British accent.
  • Evil Cripple: He was unable to walk and wheelchair-bound. Averted after his transformation, when he becomes able to walk.
  • The Evil Genius: Fills this role for The Kingpin, Silvermane, Harry Osborn, The Red Skull, and anyone else who will fund his attempts to save his father.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Alistair's voice is already pretty low. As the Ultimate Slayer it drops another octave and gains mechanical distortion.
  • Genius Bruiser: Post-upgrade, he retains all of his formidable intelligence, but is now a super-strong bruiser to go with it.
  • Genius Cripple: Alistair is a genius robot inventor who has leg paralysis after an accident. This stops to be an issue when he becomes the Ultimate Slayer.
  • Hired Guns: Will work for anyone so long as they are willing to provide him with the technology he needs to avenge and then save his father.
  • Hypocrite: During his battle with Scorpion in "Partners", Alistair called his opponent a "freak of nature". Spider-man is quick to call him out on this.
    Spider-Man: Great line coming from a Cyborg!
  • Irony: The Robot Master is forced to become a cyborg.
  • Love Makes You Evil: In a non-romantic sense. His entire criminal career is motivated first by revenge and later by the desire to save his father Spencer.
  • Mad Scientist: Just like his father, Alistair is a brilliant engineer, roboticist and physicist.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After learning that his father is alive but sealed in cryo-stasis, he loses interest in trying to destroy Spider-Man for revenge.
  • Robot Master: Repairs the Black Widow and constructs a variety of other Spider-Slayers and robots to use against Spider-Man.
  • Servile Snarker: Again towards Kingpin.
  • Shoulder Cannon: As the Ultimate Slayer, he mounts a laser on each shoulder.
  • Super Strength: As the Ultimate Slayer.
  • Super Wheelchair: His hoverchair. He continues to use it for transportation even after his legs are fixed by Landon.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Forcibly takes one at the hands of Landon and the Kingpin.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Alistair's failure resulted in Richard Fisk's imprisonment and reveal of his identity to Spider-Man, Kingpin fully dismissed Smythe and turned him into a cyborg.

Herbert Landon

Voiced by: David Warner

A fanatical scientist with an anti-mutant agenda, he is later transformed into a freak of nature by one of his own experiments. He eventually replaces Alistair Smythe as The Kingpin's Number Two.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Here, his mutated form can absorb and fire electricity. In the comic miniseries he debuted in, Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda, his mutated form was a super-strong rock creature more akin to The Thing and Korg.
  • Ascended Extra: In the comics, he's an extremely obscure comic villain who only appeared in a Beast/Spider-Man team-up miniseries. In TAS, he was made into a re-occuring villain that works for the Kingpin after the two-part adaptation of said miniseries.
  • Combat Tentacles: In One-Winged Angel form.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He ends up being exposed to his own mutant-destroying chemical and mutates into a monstrous-looking half-human/half-lizard creature. As Beast points out, Landon was so fixated on making a formula toxic to mutants that he never stopped to think about the effect it would have on ordinary humans.
  • The Dragon: Takes Smythe's place as The Kingpin's right-hand man.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Hank McCoy/Beast of the X-Men.
  • Evil Genius: He's easily as smart as Smythe, just focused on biology over robotics.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: He's a brilliant geneticist with a specialization in genetic mutation. Initially, he wants to use this to engineer a murderous "cure" for all mutants on Earth, but after being mutated himself, he seems more interested in genetically engineering new life forms.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards mutants, including his old partner, Hank McCoy.
  • Final Solution: His chemical concoction destroys mutant cells, ultimately killing the victims. He plans to use it on every mutant in the world, killing them all.
  • Irony: Exposure to his own chemicals transforms him into one of the very mutants he so despises.
  • Kaiju: The best way to describe his One-Winged Angel form. Its a towering monster with Psycho Electro powers and Combat Tentacles.
  • Karmic Transformation: He gets transformed by his own chemicals into the one creature he hates the most: a mutant.
  • Mutant: Ironically turned into one, given that he despised mutants.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms into a rampaging monster after exposure to his own chemicals; the aftermath leaves him permanently Two-Faced.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Of the Fantastic Racism variety, but still, he's a man whose racism leads him to try and commit genocide, all under the marketing of a cure for mutation.
  • Psycho Electro: Briefly, following his mutation: he absorbs electricity, has an insatiable hunger for it, and can expel blasts of electrical energy at anything that angers him.
  • The Sociopath: One of the biggest in the series, rivaling Carnage. He's a remorseless and genocidal mad scientist. After his failed attempt to wipe out all mutants, he became the Kingpin's henchman and willingly engaged in such atrocious actions as turning Alistair into a cyborg and performing experiments on Felicia Hardy. He even seems worse than his boss in a certain regard, as he questioned why the Kingpin would help Spider-Man even in an apocalyptic scenario.
  • Two-Faced: Post-mutation, his body is split vertically down the middle between his original body and a more grotesque form akin to his fully mutated state, with a wide, yellow eye, sickly gray-green skin, and inhumanly clawed digits.

Dr. Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopus

Voiced by: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

"Science is all that matters."

Once a respected scientist, Dr. Otto Octavius was Peter Parker's mentor at a science camp when he was ten. Following an accident that bonded his tentacles to his body, Octavius has become a criminal mastermind, though he still has a soft spot for his former students. He is a core member of the Insidious Six and acts as their field leader.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Octavius in the comics is a fat, ugly man with a bad haircut. This version retains the bad haircut and square face, but has the physique of a body builder.
  • Adaptational Nationality: The TAS version of Doctor Octopus is German as opposed to his comic book counterpart and other versions (who are usually portrayed as being American).
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • Both Doc Ock and Peter knew each other as he was a mentor to Parker as a mentor at a science camp when they were younger. In the comics, they never knew each other until much later in life.
    • He also has a vendetta towards the Hardy's as they stopped the funding for his science research, which caused his accident to be infused with his tentacles. Both Doc Ock and Black Cat hardly known each other in the comics.
  • Affably Evil: He is very polite and friendly towards Peter and Aunt May.
  • Alliterative Name: Otto Octavius.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: As his moniker suggests, octopi.
  • Badass Bookworm: Despite being a nuclear physicist, he's surprisingly adept at combat.
  • Badass Teacher: Badass ex-Teacher actually, as he was a mentor of Peter.
  • Big Bad: In a sense. He acts as the leader of the Insidious Six whenever they are recruited by The Kingpin. This arguably makes him Co-Dragons to The Kingpin alongside Smythe or Landon.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Peter; Doctor Octavius was Peter's science teacher and hugely instrumental in shaping Peter's own love of science, but when he turned into a maniac willing to risk destroying New York to prove his theories are correct, Peter lost all respect for him.
  • Combat Tentacles: Four of them, each ending in crushing pincers.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: The accident that welded his tentacles to his spine drove him more than a little nuts.
  • For Science!: Even before he went crazy, Octavius firmly believed that scientific advancement was its own justification.
  • Insufferable Genius: Octavius never misses an opportunity to remind people of his intelligence or put down others for (what he perceives to be) their stupidity. When Scorpion wants to seek out Peter Parker because he might be able to locate Spider-Man, Octavius takes over the plan and decides to go to the Parker home himself saying that it was a job to delicate for Scorpion to handle despite it being Scorpion's idea in the first place.
  • It's All About Me: Heaven help those who stand in the way of him being recognized for his contributions to science. In one episode he tries to steal a machine called the Argon-Matrix Laser which could revolutionize medicine and one that he and a Hardy Foundation scientist worked on together. That the machine could save lives was irrelevant to Octavius who was angry that he got no credit for it. Judging by his words to a young Peter, there was a time when Octavius truly believed in using science solely to benefit mankind but after the accident that resulted from his funding by the Hardy Foundation being cut, he only seeks to be known for his greatness.
  • Made of Iron: Octavius can take a beating from the likes of Spider-Man, despite not having superpowers and nor a protective costume.
  • Mad Scientist: Octavius just wants to expand the frontiers of science. If that ends up hurting people in the process, or requires him to commit robbery to attain needed equipment and materials, so be it.
  • Ret-Canon: The Adaptation Origin Connection of him being a mentor-figure to Peter has since been incorporated on a number of future Spider-Man comics and adaptations.
  • Revenge: The Hardy Foundation promised him grant money and then reneged on the deal. He's not real happy about this, and takes it out on Felicia.
  • Sinister Shades: He constantly wears thick, squared-off, tinted classes. They likely double as light-filters for when he's working on his energy-related experiments.

Mac Gargan/The Scorpion

Voiced by: Martin Landau (Season 1 and 2) Richard Moll (Season 4 and 5)

"I wanna be plain old Mac Gargan again."

A former private investigator who went mad after Jameson had him transformed into a weapon to use against Spider-Man. He alternates between working as a mercenary for The Kingpin and other crime lords (most notably Silvermane) and wanting to return to normal. A member of both incarnations of the Insidious Six.


  • Acid Attack: he can shoot acid from his tail.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Scorpions, obviously.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: It's implied that he always wanted to be a "big shot" and this is what Jameson used to convince him to go along with the idea of using neogenic radiation to splice scorpion DNA into his own. Then it turns out the powers come with mutating into a form he loathes, and he wants to be normal again.
  • Berserk Button: Spidey quickly learns that calling him names and making fun of him is a good way to make him start fighting more carelessly.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It sprays Hollywood Acid and can be used to smash, pummel, constrict and squeeze things.
  • Body Horror: In Gargan's first episode, he starts to spontaneously mutate further. His upper torso swells (in a manner that is implied to be very painful) with muscle until he looks ridiculously top-heavy, he grows to be about twelve feet tall, he develops green skin and yellow eyes, and his fingers start forming into claws. In subsequent appearances, he looks like his pre-mutation form (a tall, muscular but normal man in his trademark costume).
  • The Brute: Shares this role with The Rhino as a member of the Insidious Six.
  • Chronic Villainy: No matter how hard he tries, or what he promises Sarah, Mac just can't seem to keep out of the underworld, inevitably falling back into crime whenever he is short of cash.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not out and out stupid like The Rhino, but Mac is still hot-tempered, impulsive, and dangerously short-sighted.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Yells at Spider-Man about not dragging his mother into things when the latter cracks a "your mom" joke. This is especially notable, because Spidey had tried to press his Berserk Button (as above) in the process, but it's only the comment about his mother that riled him up. In the past, just insulting him would have been enough on its own.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Later episodes reveal he has a fiancee named Sarah, who he loves and who helps hide him from the law, and he wants to go back to being Mac Gargan so he can get married to her.
  • Evil Counterpart: Created through the same process that made Spider-Man what he is, and is also based upon an arachnid in terms of both costume, name and abilities.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Courtesy of Jameson. He goes from weasily private eye to bulky thug in a matter of minutes.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Scorpion goes berserk very easily, which usually brings about his downfall.
  • Hellish Pupils: His pupils become vertical slits as his mutation progresses.
  • Hero Killer: Subverted. He's dangerous certainly, but despite the buildup, isn't significantly more threatening than other members of the Six (and less so than some).
  • I Just Want to Be Badass/I Just Want to Be Normal: Starts out as the former, but progresses to the latter. It's implied the change-over has something to do with the painful body-warping freakout he undergoes in his first episode, but he reverts back to his "normal" Scorpion form afterwards (which, honestly, is better looking than his human form) and never seems to be at risk of mutation afterwards.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He was a private eye with poor self-esteem who was manipulated into undergoing an illegal science experiment. Even after his transformation, being insulted is still a sore spot for him and by the end of his debut episode he just wants his old life back and suffers setback after setback in regaining it. About the only other villains who have it as bad or worse than him are the Prowler and Venom.
  • Morality Pet: His girlfriend, Sarah, in her only appearance.
  • Save the Villain: One of the few occasions Spidey did it knowing he was saving a villain.
  • Scary Scorpions: Chosen for the symbolism; Scorpion was created to defeat Spider-Man, and scorpions are natural predators of spiders.
  • Super Reflexes: As Spider-Man's evil-counterpart, he can move and react with great speed; in his first appearance, he actually claims (and is shown to be) faster than Spidey — however, he lacks Spider-Man's precognitive Spider-Sense.
  • Super Strength: Officially stronger than Spider-Man is.
  • Villain Decay: In his first appearance, he easily overpowered Spider-Man. While later appearances still depict him as a threat, he never comes close to achieving such a victory again.

The Rhino

Voiced by: Don Stark

"You should have stayed in black, because I'm gonna dirty you up bad."

A supervillain-for-hire his motivations and past are never explained. He frequently works for The Kingpin and provides the Insidious Six with their heaviest muscle.


  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: As always, he's a super villain named after a rhinoceros.
  • The Brute: Plays this role in the Insidious Six, being the most physically powerful yet incredible stupid member.
  • Dumb Muscle: So very much. Most of times, Spider-Man defeats Rhino not by force, but by simple trickery or just
  • Evil Duo: Forms one with The Shocker in one episode, nearly defeating Spider-Man before Venom intervenes.
  • Hired Guns: The Rhino is a mercenary who works for anyone who can pay money.
  • Immune to Bullets: Well, given the nature of the series it's technically "Immune to Lasers" but the effect is similar.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No name other than the Rhino is ever provided, while in comices his name was Aleksei Sytsevich.
  • Only in It for the Money: The Rhino only cares about doing stuff because it gets him paid. There's nothing personal about it.
  • Rhino Rampage: A mob-owned super-enforcer with a rhino theme to his costume and powers.
  • Super Strength: The Rhino is far stronger than Spider-Man, and uses this to his advantage.
  • Use Your Head: Does an amazing impression of a Battering Ram.
  • Weaponized Headgear: The massive horn on the top of his costume.

The Shocker

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

"This time it's maximum voltage at minimum range."

A mercenary in The Kingpin's employ, Shocker fires vibrational waves from his gauntlets. He is a member of the Insidious Six and tangles with Spider-Man as part of the group and on his own.


  • Achilles' Heel: Downplayed. Water can cause his gauntlets to short out, but it's only a serious problem for him if his insulated suit is also damaged. This convenient alignment of factors happens once in the entire show.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, Shocker is treated as a joke, regardless of his (not unimpressive) track record. This version managed to give the black-suited Spider-Man a run for his money and is given the appropriate amount of respect.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics he uses "vibro-smashers" that fire high pressure air blasts. Here's his powers are more Electro-lite.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: His insulated suit allows him to channel his attacks and conduct electricity safely.
  • Dark Chick: Of the Insidious Six.
  • Evil Duo: Forms one with The Rhino in one episode. During the "Forgotten Warriors" arc he and Scorpion form one within the Insidious Six. In both cases, he's the calm and collected one.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep, growly voice.
  • The Faceless: He's never shown without his mask. Even in jail he's apparently allowed to keep it on.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Revealed in one episode where he had to remove his short-circuiting suit before it exploded.
  • Guttural Growler: Courtesy of Jim Cummings.
  • Hand Blast: His gauntlets can function as either this or Power Fist, depending on the situation.
  • Hired Guns: Like Rhino, he works for anyone who's willing to pay for his talents and has little interest in committing crimes on his own initiative.
  • No Name Given: He's the Shocker. No other name is ever provided. In the comics and most versions, his real name is Herman Shultz.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Even if he has any personal name, he is only called the Shocker in the cartoon.
  • Only in It for the Money: Easily the most professional member of the Six.
  • Professional Killer: Smythe and The Kingpin use him for kidnappings and assassinations — the kind of jobs they wouldn't trust The Rhino to do.
  • Psycho Electro: Fires concentric rings of electricity from his gauntlets.
  • Pungeon Master: Makes at least one pun related to the word 'Shock', in EVERY episode he appears in.

Quentin Beck/Mysterio

Voiced by: Gregg Berger

"Time for me to resume my leading role as Mysterio!"

A former Hollywood stuntman turned illusionist and thief, Mysterio serves as a member of the Insidious Six before being seemingly killed in a fire.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's far better-looking than his comic book counterpart, whose looks prevented him from getting leading roles in movies.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, he had black hair. Here, he's a blonde.
  • Badass Cape: Deliberately invoked in his super-villain costume.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Most of his illusions are concealed within his suit.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He very clearly cares about his girlfriend Miranda, regardless of her appearance.
  • Evil Genius: He may not be a scientist like Doctor Octopus, but a man who can create super-realistic hologram projectors and conceal them in capsules the size of 6-sided dice clearly knows a thing or two about special effects.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He chooses to stay by Miranda's side and die in an explosion rather than leave her.
  • Killed Off for Real: Commits suicide with his girlfriend in his final episode.
  • Large Ham: He's certainly quite theatrical.
  • The Load: He temporarily becomes a villainous example in the Villain Team-Up. He has no powers to contribute to anything, only crates of stuff their quarry can knock down to block the villains' way when they are chasing a de-powered Spider-Man.
  • Master of Illusion: To the point that he can flat out make virtual reality projections.
  • Never My Fault: His careless use of explosives caused a big accident and got him one year in prison, but he blames it all on Spider-Man because the webhead intervened and caught him. If anything, Spidey saving people from the explosion prevented Beck from serving a larger prison term.
    Mysterio: It's payback time.
    Spider-Man: Payback? For what? You did it all to yourself.
    Mysterio: Yes, that's what my psychiatrist said, but you know what? His sessions never made me feel this good.
  • Rivals Team Up: He ended up teaming with Spidey in his last appearance to save Mary Jane.
  • Together in Death: He died with Miranda Wilson as he still wanted to be with her, regardless of her appearance.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Eventually develops a crush on a badly disfigured (and totally unhinged) actress. It ends... tragically.

Adrian Toomes/The Vulture

Voiced by: Eddie Albert/Allen Johnson (young)

A failed businessman with a grudge against Norman Osborn, the Vulture is an old man who eventually develops a way to feed off of his victims' youth in order to temporarily become young again. By stealing the rejuvenated Silvermane's youth he is able to make the process permanent; he then joins the Insidious Six as Mysterio's replacement.


  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Obviously, the vulture.
  • Assimilation Backfire: At one point, he absorbed Spider-Man's youth to rejuvenate himself. In the process, he also ended up absorbing Spider-Man's Man-Spider mutation.
  • Bald of Evil: In his old form.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Without his flight suit, Toomes is a nobody.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Ran Toomes Aerodynamics into the ground researching antigravity and ways to turn back aging, and doesn't mind killing people to prevent them from taking over his company.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The idea of showing the results of his antigravity research to the executives to persuade them not to let Norman Osborn take over has never been discussed in-universe. His comic book counterpart would feel disappointed.
  • Evil Redhead: As a young man.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's somewhere in his eighties.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Toomes drains Spider-Man's youth and gains his super powers as a bonus. Unfortunately, Spider-Man was suffering from a disease that was mutating him beyond human at the time and Toomes contracted it as well.
  • Large Ham: His younger self is this.
  • Liquid Assets: Drains the youth from his victims.
  • Mad Scientist: To the point his research on antigravity and youth rejuvenation has nearly bankrupted his company.
  • Older Than They Look: His youthened form is still technically a very elderly man, it just has the appearance and physical capabilities of a young man.
  • Powered Armor: His flight suit.
  • Power Parasite: Steals youth and strength from his victims.
  • Razor Wings: They can slice through trees.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Osborn was attempting to buy out Toomes Aerodynamics by claiming that Toomes' research was never going to pay off and that it'd bleed the company dry. Toomes could have just shown off the fully functional anti-gravity personal flight suit he'd developed, thus proving his research was a success, humiliating Osborn, and attracting wealthy buyers who'd soon have the corporation rolling in money — and all of it achieved legally. Instead, he took his working prototype suit and tried to assassinate Osborn instead, resulting in him losing everything.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: For a while his power was on the fritz, causing him to shift between old and young at the drop of a hat. He eventually managed to freeze himself at young by stealing Silvermane's newly accquired youth.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Insidious Six, after Mysterio dies.
  • Unexplained Recovery: It's never explained how he recovered from his Man-Spider mutation he absorbed from Spider-Man.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Especially in his younger form.

The Chameleon

Voiced by: Jim Cummings (grunts in "The Price of Heroism", uncredited)

A nameless, faceless, shapeshifting spy, found most often in The Kingpin's employ. He is later revealed to be The Red Skull's foster son and his mole within The Kingpin's organisation.


  • Bald of Evil: In his true form, he's completely hairless.
  • The Blank: In his native form, his face is pretty much non-existent; he has eyes and a mouth, and a hint of a nose, but they're vague and undefined, emphasizing his ability to appear as anyone.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: His illusion belt. Averted later in the series, where the Kingpin had him "modified" so he could look like others without the belt.
  • Cyborg: What he becomes after the Kingpin's modifications.
  • Evil Gloating: Does it a lot, but only when in morph.
  • Master of Disguise: His illusion belt helps.
  • The Mole: Is a spy for the Red Skull in the Insidious Six and turns on them when times is right.
  • No Name Given: He is never referred to by his real name from the comics, which is Dmitri Smerdyakov.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the series he's now the adoptive son of the Red Skull, while unlike his comic counterpart he has no familial ties with Kraven the Hunter.
  • Ret-Canon: The ability to change on his own, without a belt, was created for the series but adapted into the comics.
  • Siblings in Crime: With his foster brother Rheinholt Schmidt.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Being Red Skull's stepson, it's a given.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Red Skull.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: While he's now related to the Red Skull and Electro, he's no longer Kraven's half-brother.
  • The Voiceless: Only ever speaks while in morph, though he does make some grunts while being beaten in "The Price of Heroism".

Eddie Brock/Venom

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Voiced by: Hank Azaria

"From now on, we're poison to you Spider-Man! That's why we call ourselves VENOM!"

A washed-out Daily Bugle reporter turned violent criminal, Brock becomes Venom after bonding with the alien symbiote that was once bonded to Spider-Man.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: This version of Eddie has brown hair instead of the comics' blond. He won't be the last.
  • Achilles' Heel: Sonics and intense heat. Only the former is ever used against him, though.
  • Berserk Button: Being reminded of being fired. Spidey pushes this button in order to lure Venom into his trap.
  • Brooklyn Rage: In human form.
  • Cassandra Truth: While in prison, Eddie kept talking about Venom and how he would one day be reunited with the symbiote. Dr. Ashley Kafka thought it was in his head.
    Venom: Do you believe us now, Doctor?
  • Clingy Costume: The symbiote does not like letting go of a host, and in fact the reason it hates Spider-Man so much is because of how close they came to being permanently bonded before he rejected it and forced them apart.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: The symbiote can bestow superpowers on mundane hosts, mainly patterned after Spider-Man's due to its absorption of his DNA, and can also drastically boost the powers of superpowered hosts.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: Sharing a mind with the wrathful symbiote really didn't help Brock's already-tenuous sanity.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Part of being Peter's Evil Counterpart, he's known to be the villain that actually makes Spidey scream "Shut up!"
    Spider-Man: Brock, the more you hate me, the more the symbiote can control you!
    Venom: Who says we hate you? In fact...we're your biggest fan!
    (Venom throws a fan blade at Spider-Man, who shoots a web at Venom)
    Venom: Look, streamers! Now this IS a party!
  • Enemy Mine: With Spider-Man, following Carnage's kidnapping of the doctor he has a crush on.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Peter Parker.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: As Venom, he has an extremely deep, reverberating tone.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Even with no host, the symbiote often manifests a huge maw full of fangs.
  • Fighting from the Inside: When Eddie grows to care about someone other than himself and starts fighting its impulses, the symbiote tries to take him over. He manages to suppress it long enough for Dr. Connors to remove it.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Went from a lame reporter who couldn't even pay his own rent to a frightening badass capable of easily overpowering Spider-Man in a fight.
  • Genetic Memory: When he first fights Spider-Man, Venom states bonding with the symbiote has given him access to memories dating back eons.
  • Hellish Pupils: Venom's eyes are drawn so that they have black pupil-like slits, a look which was briefly adapted into his appearance in the mainstream comics' 1995 Christmas Special The Venom Claus.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When Carnage attempts to drag Dr. Kafka through the portal, Venom sacrifices himself to rescue her and take Cletus out once and for all.
  • I Am Legion: Always uses plural pronouns, because both he and the symbiote have their own minds.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Subverted. Brock's a sleazy hack.
  • It's All About Me: Eddie's selfishness and arrogance are what cost him his livelihood, but he fails to see this.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's faster and stronger than Spider-Man thanks to the symbiote.
  • Loss of Identity: Given that he's last seen falling into another dimension with no way of suppressing the symbiote, he will almost certainly suffer this.
  • Love Redeems: Eddie falls in love with Dr. Ashley Kafka, enabling him to pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Eddie has the classic gaping maw full of fangs.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He chose the name Venom to invoke this trope.
  • Never My Fault: Eddie Brock blames Spider-Man for his failed career as a journalist. Sure, Brock may blame Spidey for being unable to expose Curt Connors as The Lizard, but it's not Spidey's fault that he mistakenly exposed Flash Thompson as Spider-Man; lost a recently-gotten job as a result of a spider slayer attacking him; or that he destroyed his reputation by framing Spidey with the theft of a rare mineral.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He even invokes it during his first battle with Spider-Man.
    "You know nothing about us, but we know everything about you. You'll see us every where, even in your nightmares!"
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: "Spider-Man is ours, and ours alone!"
  • Overly Long Tongue: As Venom, he has a prehensile serpentine tongue.
  • Power Nullifier: He's immune to Spider-Man's Spider-Sense. This is a problem.
  • Ret-Canon: In the original comics, the Venom symbiote did not affect Peter's personality at all; it just made him tired because it took his body out crime-fighting while he was asleep, and Peter simply tried to kill the symbiote when he found out that it was alive and trying to bond with him. This series introduced the idea of the Venom symbiote slowly corrupting Peter and making him more aggressive and violent, thus giving Peter a more legitimate reason to want to get rid of it, and this was adapted into the comics; all preceding adaptations have followed suit.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In addition to Spider-Man, he also once took a shot at Jonah for firing him.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Venom saves the Dr. Kafka by sacrificing himself to stop Carnage.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After retrieving the portal device, Venom ditches Baron Mordu and Carnage to resume his quest for vengeance. Carnage was not impressed.
  • Slasher Smile: As Venom.
  • Super Reflexes: Inherited from the Spider-Man DNA patterning in the symbiote; Venom is roughly as agile as the far smaller and less bulky Spider-Man.
  • Super Strength: Inherited from the Spider-Man DNA patterning in the symbiote; Venom is significantly stronger than Spider-Man, though, perhaps because of Brock's greater size or his weight-lifting hobby.
  • The Symbiote: Arguably the Trope Namer, and certainly the Trope Codifier.
  • Talking to Themself: We! Are! Venom!
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Eddie took an instant dislike towards Cletus Kasady that only escalated when they were Venom and Carnage, despite them both working for Dormammu.
  • That Man Is Dead: "Stop calling us [Brock]! We are Venom now!"
  • Unreliable Narrator: When describing his troubles to Dr. Kafka, he makes it sound like he's a crusader for justice and that Spider-Man was the bad guy.
  • Voice of the Legion: As Venom.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Neither member of Venom was all too sane to begin with, of course, but combining increased both their madness and their ability to hurt those around them.

Cletus Kasady/Carnage

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Voiced by: Scott Cleverdon

"Come on! What are you waiting for? I'm yours, man! Together we're gonna wreak glorious Carnage throughout the land!"

A criminal lunatic, Kasady had the cell next to Eddie Brock. Baron Mordo offered him the chance to gain the same kind of power that Brock had, granting him one of Venom's offspring as a gift and transforming him into Carnage.


  • Achilles' Heel: Sonics and intense heat, but Spidey never has the chance to actually use either.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: The comic version of Carnage has no affiliation with either Baron Mordo or Dormammu.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Not initially, as Carnage didn't mind teaming with Venom during the fight against Spider-Man and War Machine. However, when Venom prevented him from killing Spider-Man, Carnage grew to hate his "dad" and wanted to tear him apart as well.
  • Axe-Crazy: Even before becoming Carnage, Cletus was a deranged madman who was willing to blow himself up with a suicide bomb for kicks. After becoming Carnage, he took great delight in terrorizing people.
  • An Axe to Grind: Seems to be his Weapon of Choice.
    "Guess I could say you axed for this, Web-Man."
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Carnage could transform his arms into scythe-like blades and an axe.
  • The Brute: While Baron Mordo is preparing the ritual to summon Dormammu, Kasady is left to do the grunt work in gathering the needed life force. Not that he minds, anyway.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Kasady's super-powers all extend from being melded with the symbiote, and if he were stripped of it, it'd revert him to a normal lunatic.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: Well, they make him more dangerous anyway.
  • Combat Tentacles: Often extends his symbiote to make these.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Cletus Kasady held off the NYPD and Spider-Man using his own cunning and liberal doses of high-explosives. Needless to say, he becomes an even more serious problem after he turns into Carnage and completely averts From Nobody to Nightmare. When it's discovered that it's Kasady behind Carnage's mask, everyone becomes more frightened.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer who is Venom's Eviler Counterpart. Think about that for a minute.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: As Carnage, Cletus would occasionally crack sadistic jokes and snark at Eddie's expense.
    Carnage: We've done our job, but we want a bonus. Daaaaaad... heh heh... ready for some father-son quality time?
  • Evil Laugh: His psychotic giggle sounds unhinged even before the symbiote's vocal scrambling makes him sound more menacing.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair and he's evil. Nuff said.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Even more so than Venom; his "face" is more skull-like, permanently exposing his serrated teeth.
  • Giggling Villain: Cletus was already prone to random fits of creepy giggles but he really indulges himself as Carnage.
  • The Hyena: A villainous character who's constantly laughing.
  • Interdimensional Travel Device: He steals one from Stark Enterprises on Baron Mordo's orders in order to free Dormammu. He is later sucked through the portal along with Venom.
  • Jagged Mouth: Carnage's teeth are black, blending in with his mask.
  • Lack of Empathy: Kasady doesn't care about anyone, even himself.
  • Laughing Mad: Said fits of giggles highlight how disturbed he was, and graduate to full blown maniacal cackles after he becomes Carnage.
  • Lean and Mean: As both Kasady and Carnage.
  • Legacy Character: After Carnage is sucked through an inter-dimensional portal, the symbiote ditches Cletus and bonds to a nihilistic version of Peter Parker to form Spider-Carnage, the series' final antagonist.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Carnage may lack Venom's bulk, but he moves as fast or faster and hits just as hard.
  • Lighter and Softer: This is mostly the reason why he was brought in as part of a Mordo/Dormammu plot so that he would spend his time "draining life energy" from his victims rather than going Ax-Crazy on them in a more... direct manner. Didn't make him any less creepy and, credit to the writers, they kept that aspect of his character as close as they could for children's TV show.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Initially to a greater degree than Venom, as it enables its hosts to freely transform their limbs into weapons.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Kasady's a murderous criminal lunatic who loves his "job".
  • Mad Bomber: As Kasady. He was willing to blow up an entire city block, himself included, just for kicks.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Baron Mordo states that Cletus' hatred of humanity makes him a worthy host for the Carnage symbiote.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Like "father" like "son".
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Dude calls himself Carnage, and lives up to it.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His loyalty to Dormammu appears to be less about gratitude for the symbiote and more because he knows exactly what will happen when Dormammu is freed from the Dark Dimension.
  • Psycho for Hire: While in the employ of Baron Mordo.
  • Psycho Supporter: Cletus swore fealty to Dormammu in exchange for a symbiote, and kept his oath with a surprising display of loyalty, partially out of genuine gratitude for giving him the symbiote, and mostly because he wanted to watch Dormammu burn the world.
    Baron Mordo: Do you dare go back on your word?
    Carnage: *snarls* The heck with my word, man! I'm gonna bring this back. I can't wait to see the horrors Dormammu's gonna commit when he gets here! Hehehehahahaha!
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": When fighting, Carnage was prone to fits of maniacal laughter.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: As Carnage, Cletus was red with black markings and stripes, and like usual he was a deranged maniac.
  • The Rival: Cletus and Eddie butted heads the moment they met, and that rivalry only intensifies after he becomes Carnage.
    Eddie: Hey, you! SHUT UP!
    Cletus: Hey, man... *giggles* I could eat you for breakfast!
    Eddie: Oh yeah? I'd give you indigestion, man!
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Attempts this on Spider-Man before Venom intervened. He later drains the life-force out of Detective Terri Lee for arresting him, but she ultimately got better.
  • Royal "We": Initially, Carnage refers to himself using the first-person plural, though he later began referring to himself as "I", meaning Kasady and the Symbiote have bonded so well, they're effectively one and the same.
  • Shape Shifter Weapon: Frequently stretches out his symbiote or turns his hands into weapons.
  • Slasher Smile: Frequently shows one as Kasady; gains a permanent one as Carnage.
  • The Sociopath: The clearest-cut example on the show. Kasady likes to hurt people, has a Hair-Trigger Temper, expresses no remorse for his actions, and has no regard whatsoever for human life, his own included.
  • Soul Jar: For Dormammu, in a certain way: the power Dormammu gave Carnage prevents the portal to his universe from being closed as long as Carnage is around. Venom sacrifices himself to knock Carnage into the portal, thus enabling Spider-Man to close it and trapping them both in the interstice between worlds.
  • Spike Shooter: Carnage could fire his claws like bullets.
  • Super Reflexes: Inherent with the symbiote, courtesy of inheriting some of Spider-Man's DNA.
  • Super Strength: Inherent with the symbiote, courtesy of inheriting some of Spider-Man's DNA.
  • Taking You with Me: When his link to Dormammu pulls him through the portal, Carnage grabs Dr. Kafka, intending to drag her with him, but Venom sacrifices himself to save her.
  • Talking to Themself: Averted. Kasady and the Carnage symbiote are so closely linked that he refers to himself as "I."
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Carnage and Venom did not get along, with Cletus dismissing Eddie as a "sentimental old fool" due to his attraction towards Ashley Kafka.
    Carnage: *to Venom after Mordo breaks up a fight* You were lucky this time... Mordo won't always be around to save your hide...
  • That Man Is Dead: "Kasady is gone, there is only Carnage!"
  • The Symbiote: The Carnage symbiote is the offspring of the Venom symbiote, and is even more vicious than its progenitor.
  • Totally Radical: Cletus liberally seasoned his sentences with 1990's slang, often ending his sentences with "man".
  • Transhuman Treachery: Cletus eagerly embraced the symbiote.
    Cletus: Come on! What are you waiting for!? I am yours, man! We're gonna wreak glorious carnage throughout the land!
  • Vampiric Draining: Setting him apart from other versions of Carnage, Dormammu bestowed Carnage with the ability to drain Life Energy via physical contact.
  • Verbal Tic: "Yeah, man!"
  • Voice of the Legion: As Carnage.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Averted. Kasady was batshit insane long before he got his hands on the symbiote.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Gains this power while working for Dormammu.

The Hobgoblin/Jason Phillip Macendale

Voiced by: Mark Hamill

A killer created and retained by Norman Osborn for the purposes of assassinating The Kingpin, the Hobgoblin eventually turned freelance criminal. Who was behind his mask remained a mystery for much of the show; it was eventually revealed to be Jason Phillip, Felicia Hardy's fiance.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Whereas the Hobgoblin in the comics was a Big Bad Wannabe imitator of the earlier introduced Green Goblin, in this TV series Hobgoblin was introduced before the longtime Spider-Man archenemy Norman Osborn took up the identity of the Green Goblin. The reason for Green Goblin's later appearance in the show was that he, and also Sandman and Electro, were considered for being featured in a Spider-Man film that never got made by James Cameron and the creators of the show were denied by Marvel executives from being able to use the Green Goblin. Hobgoblin was used for the TV show in his place. Showrunner, John Semper, who hated the character, has stated he was forced to include the Hobgoblin due to previous toy contracts set up by his predecessor.
  • Adaptational Badass: The series had him to be far more formidable and fearsome, since he basically took over the role of Roderick Kingsley (who didn't exist in that show). He even was the first Goblin in that continuity, long before Norman became the Green Goblin.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Played with. He's one of the pre-eminent threats to Spider-Man in the early part of the series due to being a Badass Normal (and Norman's supply of weaponry), but this Hobgoblin lacks the Super Serum the Kingsley Hobgoblin had in the comics and is thus a lot more strategic about battling Spider-Man, as he can't hang with him in a one-on-one fight. He manages to be a major thorn in Spidey's side, but ends up thoroughly outclassed when the Green Goblin finally makes his debut, Psycho Serum and all.
  • Badass Cape: Which also includes a sinister hood.
  • Badass Normal: He has no any superpowers, in contrast to the Green Goblin.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Blackmails Landon after he discovers the latter's genocidal intentions.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He makes no bones of the fact that he's a ruthless crook.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He backstabs Norman Osborn, The Kingpin, Landon, and anyone else who crosses his path over the course of the show. Special note should go to his introductory two-parter. He doesn't just double-cross, he doesn't just triple-cross, he goes for the very rare quadruple-cross.
  • Composite Character: His character mixes in elements from multiple Hobgoblins from the comics, such as having his identity be a mystery like Roderick Kingsley as well as Kingsley's high society life. He also has Jason Macendale's identity and work as a mercenary.
  • Evil Laugh: Does this more frequently than his Comics counterpart, if only in large part as something of an Actor Allusion to Hamill's role as The Joker in the DC Animated Universe (beginning with Batman: The Animated Series).
  • Eviler Than Thou: With The Kingpin and the Green Goblin.
  • The Faceless: Invoked in his first appearance when the viewer sees him put on his mask from behind.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a petty street thug and legbreaker before Osborn got his hands on him. Now he's a Psycho for Hire who is a genuine threat to the likes of Spider-Man and The Kingpin.
  • Greed: His main motivator is money.
  • Gold Digger: Plans to marry Felicia for her money.
  • Hypocrite: Resentful that he isn't rewarded for Harry's kidnapping when he wants to, the Hobgoblin calls Kingpin a double-crosser... exactly what he proves himself to be.
    The Hobgoblin: The Kingpin's a double-crossing snake.
    Osborn: You're a lying opportunist!
    The Hobgoblin: Naturally.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Is about to try this on Felicia when the Green Goblin crashes the party.
  • In the Hood: Sports a medieval-esque orange hood and cape over his goblin mask.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only thing he truly cares about is money, and so all his schemes, from BlackMail to taking control of Fisk's criminal empire, boil down to him trying to turn a profit. Downplayed though, since he's clearly having fun along the way.
  • Psycho for Hire: He's in it for the money, but is clearly getting a kick out of blowing up anything that's even remotely explodable.
  • Put on a Bus: After his true identity is revealed in the third season, he is sent to prison and doesn't return for the rest of the series. A version of him from an alternate reality makes an appearance in the Grand Finale though.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: On his mask.
  • Sky Surfing: Set the standard for all Goblins by flying the very first bat-themed one-man power-glider.
  • The Sociopath: He's a money-obsessed psycho who sees everyone else as disposable pawns. Hammered in when Felicia asks if he ever really loved her; Jason is genuinely unsure and replies that he loves superficial things about her, such as her wealth and beauty.
  • Smug Snake: When revealed as Jason.
  • The Starscream: To Kingpin in introductory two-parter.
  • Supervillain Packing Heat: Always keeps at least one laser pistol on him.
  • Villain Decay: He was revealed to be nothing more than a petty crook in his last appearance, and he turns into a wuss when face-to-face with The Green Goblin.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Felicia asks him this ,and if he ever really loved her, after he's unmasked and captured. With nothing to lose, he answers honestly, that he isn't sure, that there were things about her he loved: her wealth, beauty, and refinement. Felicia quickly decides that that definitely wasn't love.
  • You Don't Look Like You: When the Hobgoblin first appeared unmasked before revealing his identity to Felicia, he was depicted bald, in contrast to his later appearance.

Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

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Voiced by: Neil Ross

The father of Peter's friend Harry, Norman is a crooked businessman who starts the show almost completely under the thumb of The Kingpin. A lab accident eventually results in him developing a split personality; donning an altered version of the Hobgoblin's gear he becomes the Green Goblin and seeks revenge on everyone who has ever made his life difficult.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's by far the most sympathetic version of Norman in any media, more a victim of circumstance than the brutal monster of the comics. He's also merely an absentee father to Harry (something he's shown to regret), rather than being outright abusive like in the comics.
    Norman: You think I don't care about Harry? The fact is I do. But my work was all consuming. I was always away. Do you know what that's like? Missing his birthday parties, his baseball games, never being there when he was sick and needed me. But none of that meant I didn't care about him. It was just a matter of making choices. Maybe, I made the wrong ones.
  • Always Someone Better: To the Hobgoblin.
  • Anti-Villain: Norman's a fairly nice, if weak-willed guy who's in way over his head with The Kingpin. Even the Green Goblin persona can be seen as something of a Knight Templar rather than the Axe-Crazy loon he's normally portrayed as.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The Green Goblin may seem goofy, between his appearance, his Halloween-themed arsenal and his constant maniacal laughter, but he's incredibly dangerous.
  • Big Bad Slippage: Beginning as a ruthless corporate executive involved in shady business right from the start, he gradually loses control of his life as his illegal dealings catch up with him, and finally becomes a supervillain when cracking under the pressure resulting from this.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: More sympathetic than most.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against the Hobgoblin, whom he beats into the ground in a matter of minutes.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Green Goblin wants to hurt anyone who he thinks has hurt Norman, and is quite willing to dish out lethal punishment for even minor offenses.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To the Hobgoblin, which he considers an upstart unworthy of the title of Goblin. Given that the Green Goblin has superior technology, superpowers and the sincery madness on his side, he can prove it in practice.
  • Evil Mentor: The Goblin persona to Harry.
  • Evil Laugh: Higher-pitched than the Hobgoblin's, but still quite effective.
  • Foil: The Knight Templar Green Goblin persona is a foil to both Norman (whose desires it embodies) and the Hobgoblin, who cares only about himself.
  • Giggling Villain: The Green Goblin has a surprisingly high-pitched laugh.
  • Hand Blast: The Green Goblin fires lasers from the fingertips of his gloves.
  • The Hyena: Even more so than the Hobgoblin, the Green Goblin is constantly laughing uproariously at his own evil.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In contrast to his evil Jerkass comics counterpart, Norman was this for two seasons before going off the deep end.
  • Knight Templar: The Green Goblin will attack anyone who has ever made Norman's life difficult.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The accident that turned him into The Green Goblin happened because he rushed to get an experiment done after Kingpin threatened his life and Harry's. Later, while he's struggling to control his Goblin side, he learns that Peter is Spider-Man and believes that he only became friends with Harry to get to him and accuses him of hurting both him and his son.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He supplied the Hobgoblin with his first batch of weapons.
  • The Mentally Ill: Played for tragedy.
  • Morality Pet: Harry to Norman, Norman to the Green Goblin persona.
  • Pretender Diss: The Green Goblin regards the Hobgoblin as an impostor of a goblin and himself as the real deal.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: While firing the Hobgoblin for failing to assassinate Fisk, Norman points out that he became a supervillain only because of the equipment he provided. He also says that he can bring the Hobgoblin down with the knowledge of his true identity. When Norman becomes the Green Goblin a second time, he defeats and captures the Hobgoblin with his knowledge and modified Goblin equipment.
    The Hobgoblin: You can't talk to me like I'm some punk!
    Osborn: Before the wing and the weapons, you were just a punk! An ambitious hood in a mask. I made you the Hobgoblin, and now I'm unmaking you. Don't forget; I know your real identity, and I've stored it where it will come out if anything happens to me!
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons:
    • The Green Goblin calls Jameson a hypocrite for claiming to be Norman's friend while writing an expose on Oscorp creating chemical weapons. Ignoring that it is Jameson's job as a journalist to inform the public of such things, the real reason Jameson should be considered a hypocrite is because he created the Scorpion and neither confessed to it nor faced any legal consequences for it. Jameson is a hypocrite not because he exposed Norman's illegal dealings but because Jameson refused to air his own dirty laundry.
    • The Goblin also accuses Anastatia Hardy of hypocrisy by claiming that she was the one who funded Dr Octopus. However, Otto became Dr Octopus after Anastatia stopped funding his legal experiments. Anastatia is later revealed to be the wife of the notorious thief knows as the Cat which would bring a great deal of embarrassment to her family and company if it became public.... kind of like how Norman's reputation suffered when knowledge of his creating chemical weapons became public.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: A big part of his initial appearance, as the Goblin personality aims to get back an anyone who's ever crossed Norman, regardless of whether they deserve it or not.
  • Sanity Slippage: Over the course of several seasons, until he develops his split personality and becomes the Green Goblin, who then takes over Norman completely.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Becomes trapped in one of Ohn's vortices in "Turning Point" and never gets out.
  • Sky Surfing: With his Goblin Glider.
  • Smug Snake: Quite an arrogant and unpleasant individual, once he turns into the Goblin.
  • Sour Supporter: The Green Goblin persona hates Osborn's "weakness", but dedicates himself to destroying anyone who threatens him, and even states that his goal is to "make a man" out of Osborn.
  • Split Personality: Big time. The Green Goblin persona in this version of the story is a protector personality who seeks to protect Norman from anyone who has ever done him wrong.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Green Goblin. Duh.
  • Super Reflexes: Not quite as much as Spider-Man, but he's a lot more agile than the ordinary human.
  • Super Strength: The gas that turned him into the Green Goblin gave him tremendous physical strength.
  • That Man Is Dead:
    • When Spider-Man unmasks him in "Enter the Green Goblin," the goblin says that Norman was destroyed in the explosion that created the Green Goblin.
    • He also declares that Osborn is dead during his final confrontation with Peter.
    "There's no Osborn anymore, Parker! There is only the Green Goblin!"
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As the series progressed he became a more pleasant individual... Then he became the Green Goblin.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The gas that gave him super-powers also seems to have been the final push Norman Osborn's fragile mind needed to snap.

Silvio "Silvermane" Manfredi

Voiced by: Jeff Corey (Silvermane as an old man), Townsend Colesman (young man), Cannon Young (as a kid)

A member of the Crime Cartel and a rival of Wilson Fisk's, Silvermane is governed by two obsessions—to seize control of the cartel from The Kingpin, and to regain his lost youth.


  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wished to be young again, but was then turned into a baby. In his final appearance, he wished to regain his adult body—and was aged to an even older state than beforehand by The Vulture. Feel free to laugh.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets screwed over by Fisk, The Scorpion, and The Vulture (not to mention Spider-Man), and all of his schemes backfire horribly. You'd feel sorry for him if he wasn't such a dick.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: When he regains his youth, he's able to beat up The Lizard with his bare hands.
  • Enfante Terrible: Played for Laughs when his anti-aging magic backfires, leaving him as an infant.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His daughter supports his endeavours to regain his youth. When the Tablet of Time backfires she escapes with baby Manfredi, and tries to destroy everyone in the lair to avenge him.
  • Evil Old Folks: Despite being as old as Toomes, at the least, he's still a ruthless mobster out to dethrone Fisk as the Kingpin of Crime.
  • Light Is Not Good: As Spidey observed, he seems like a sweet old man on the surface.
  • The Starscream: He's not exactly discreet in his belief that he could run the cartel better than Fisk.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Manfredi and his daughter, hasty to make him young again, force Dr Connors to activate the Tablet of Time and then throw him off the project despite it being incomplete, dismissing all his warnings as stall tactics. Naturally Manfredi's daughter inflicts a tall order Never My Fault when the tablet expectedly does backfire.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Still tries to kill Spider-Man after the latter saved him from the Insidious Six. Spidey says to himself that had he known who Silvermane truly was he'd have handed him over to the Six wrapped up in a bow.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Spider-Man when he's attacked by the Insidious Six.

Alisa Silver/Alisa Silvermane

Silvermane's daughter and the only person in the world he cares about besides himself. She is aware of her father's criminal career and aids him in it.


  • Canon Foreigner: She was created for the show. The closest thing to a comic counterpart she has is Joseph Manfredi aka Blackwing who is Silvermane's son making her something of a Gender Flip as well.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She takes to running her father's criminal empire while he is turned into a baby.
  • Dating Catwoman: Averted. She and Peter initially have a mutual attraction to each other but after he learns who she really is any interest he had in her is gone.
  • Foil: To Felicia Hardy. Both are love interests to Peter who are the daughters of criminals. However, they diverge in a few ways. Felicia's father disappeared when she was a child and she never knew he was a criminal until she was an adult; Alisa was raised by her father as Daddy's Little Villain. Whereas Alisa aided her father's crimes knowingly and willingly, Felicia was only a crook because of Kingpin holding her father hostage and ceased being his lackey once her father was out of danger. Alisa was attracted to Peter Parker but despised Spider-Man; Felicia was attracted to both Peter and Spider-Man, though the latter more than the former.
    • She can also be viewed as one to Vanessa Fisk. Both are morality pets to otherwise ruthless crime lords, with Alisa being Silvermane's daughter while Vanessa is Kingpin's wife. However, while Alisa is loyal to her father and aids in his career of crime, Vanessa wants Kingpin to abandon his life of crime. Vanessa ultimately leaves Kingpin after his feud with Silverman puts her in danger while Alisa remains loyal to her father. That Alisa basically looks like a younger version of Vanessa without the Skunk Stripe is probably not a coincidence.
  • Never My Fault: Tries to destroy the lair with Spider-Man and Curt Connors inside to avenge her father being de-aged into a baby despite Connors begging her to convince her father not to go through with the de-aging procedure.

Hammerhead

Voiced by: Nicky Blair

Another member of the Crime Cartel, Hammerhead is initially one of Silvermane's henchmen, before defecting to Fisk.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Always dresses up in a very nice suit, but can still kick ass.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Silvermane chews him out for failing to get the Tablet of Time, even deriding him as a pathetic joke. Hammerhead immediately went to work for Kingpin and got in his good graces by kidnapping Silvermane's daughter.
  • The Dragon: To Silvermane. Initially.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's very strong, but he's not very bright.
  • The Hard Hat: His skullcap is plated in Adamantium, allowing him to shrug off any sort of impact to the head.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has a rather short temper.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Tries to conduct himself this way.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He is never referred to by his real name from the comics, Joesph.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He sells the Tablet of Time to one Adrian Toomes, who uses it to create his youth-draining technology.
  • Use Your Head: Thanks to his adamantium skull, Hammerhead favors headbutting and head-first ramming as his attacks of choice.

Tombstone/Lonnie Lincoln

Voiced by: Dorian Harewood

Robbie Robertson: Lonnie...? I thought you were...
Tombstone: Don't be so sure I'm not.

A childhood friend of Robbie Robertson's, Lonnie Lincoln was forever changed following a mishap at a chemical plant. He now operates as an underworld hitman, taking jobs for the likes of Silvermane and Richard Fisk.


  • Adaptational Badass: Originally in the comics, Tombstone was just a shrewd criminal mastermind and later was written to have some degree of Super Strength. Here, he's The Brute for Silvermane, but is portrayed as much stronger than Spider-Man and curb-stomped him twice.
  • Alliterative Name: Lonnie Lincoln.
  • Belated Backstory: Appears in Season 2 as a hired thug working for Silvermane. Doesn't get any backstory until Season 3, when his identity, origin, and vendetta against Robbie are all established.
  • Composite Character: This portrayal of Tombstone is much closer to minor Spidey villain Man Mountain Marko, especially since Tombstone in the show was primarily Silvermane's lieutenant (just like Marko was in the comics) instead of being of a crime lord just like his comic book counterpart. Gets a Lampshade Hanging in one episode where Tombstone is referred to as a "mountain man."
  • Delinquents: Was one as a child and leads a gang of them later on.
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: To Robbie.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's a violent criminal with a deep voice, though this was he fell into the vat of chemicals.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His transformation also made his teeth turn into fangs.
  • Hired Guns: He's a muscleman, criminal, and killer for hire.
  • Implacable Man: One of the few characters that give Spidey a run for his money.
  • The Juggernaut: Not particularly fast, but there's basically nothing that Spidey can do to him in a straight fight.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: He may just be a human mutate or he may actually be some sort of revenant. While the show strongly hints at the latter, it never makes a definitive statement one way or the other.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's superhumanly strong but not quite agile.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His transformation also made his eyes red.
  • Revenge: When they were kids, Robbie left Lonnie in the lurch following a corner store robbery; Lonnie went to juvie. As an adult he tried to frame Robbie for a crime he didn't commit in order to get back at him.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Following his transformation into Tombstone, Lonnie tries to frame Robbie's son in order to get back at him.
  • Super Strength: Easily in the running for strongest character in the show. Madame Web has to point out to Spider-Man how futile it is to fight him hand-to-hand.
  • The Undead: Very, very heavily implied.

Morrie Bench/Hydro-Man

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

An ex-boyfriend of Mary-Jane's who later gained the power to manipulate water. Defeated by Spider-Man he evaporates; a clone of him later returns to cause havoc in his place.


  • Adaptational Badass: He is far more of a threat here than in the comics (mostly due to his single-minded obsession with Mary Jane).
  • Cloning Blues: Miles Warren create a clone of him.
  • Clone Degeneration: The clone dissolves into nothingness after it's defeat.
  • Making a Splash: He has the power to manipulate water.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The guy only ever shows up to chase Mary-Jane around. He was so obsessed over her that after his clone heard she may have died he forced Dr. Miles Warren to create a clone of her based upon his abilities. Didn't really work out for him; as she still loved Peter and they both died anyway.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The clone is an unwitting pawn of Miles Warren. He knew he was a clone, but he didn't know Miles was testing the process with him.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is never explained what happened to the original Hydro-Man after Spidey defeated him in his debut story, considering that Spider-Man said he didn't die.

Baron Mordo

Voiced by: Tony Jay

An evil sorcerer with ties to the netherworld, Baron Mordo works tirelessly to free his master, the dread Dormammu from his prison. To that end he has brainwashed innocent people, stolen souls, and even conspired with Venom and Carnage.


Dormammu

Voiced by: Ed Gilbert

An evil entity imprisoned in another world, Dormammu seeks his freedom—and the souls of everyone in the world.


Miles Warren

Voiced by: Jonathan Harris

A biologist with a penchant for clones, Warren causes a lot of trouble in both our Spider-Man's world, and the alternate reality belonging to Spider-Carnage and the Scarlet Spider.


  • Karma Houdini: Our Warren never receives any comeuppance for performing cloning experiments that were banned by the government. However, whether the alternate!Warren perished in the apocalypse triggered by Spider-Carnage is left unanswered.

Rheinholt Kragov/Electro

Voiced by: Philip Proctor

The son of the Red Skull, Schmidt spent most of his life trying to free his father from the vortex. Manipulating The Kingpin and Silver Sable into doing his bidding, Kragov ultimately freed his father who "rewarded" him by transforming him into his ultimate weapon, Electro.


  • Adaptational Badass: Technically, zigzagged. In the comics, Electro is actually a huge powerhouse... but he's so psychologically screwed up that he continuously thwarts himself, which has even been lampshaded in the comicsClick . This version of Electro has all of the power and none of the psychological hangups. He brings down all of SHIELD with a gesture, and is too powerful for Spider-Man to confront directly. It probably helped that the cartoon version was literally a different person from the comics incarnation.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name is Max Dillon in the comics. Here he is named Rheinholt Kragov.
  • Adaptational Nationality: The TAS version of Electro is the Russian-born son of the German Red Skull, rather than the American Max Dillon as in the comics.
  • Axe-Crazy: Given the man wanted to bring back the Red Skull and conquer the world with him, this goes without saying. Post powerup, it becomes even more prominent, as he realizes his immense powers means that global conquest as solo project is now within his grasp.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Let's be honest; the costume, with its star-shaped facial mask and stylized "lightning bolt" gloves and boots, looks absolutely ridiculous. It does not make him any less of a world-shaking threat.
  • Canon Character All Along: While he has a few nods to some minor comic villains, he seems to be an otherwise original creation who's the son of the Red Skull. Then it turns out he's the cartoon's incarnation of Electro.
  • Commie Nazis: Downplayed; he's a Russian-born villain with Nazi roots/beliefs, due to being the son of the Red Skull.
  • Composite Character: While his costume comes from Max Dillion, his origin as a Russian agent who was in an experiment to battle Captain America is influenced by the second Electro, named Ivan Kronov. He also has much of the character of Albert Malik, by being a Russian agent masquerading as the real Red Skull and has involvement with the cover-up of what happened to Peter's parents, though he wasn't directly responsible for their deaths like Malik was.
  • Dirty Cop: Initially worked as a police chief in Moscow. Later we find out he's intent on releasing one of the world's worst war criminals.
  • The Dragon: Was intended to be his father's, but ultimately betrays him.
  • In Name Only: Literally the only things that this Electro has in common with his comic book counterpart are the super-villain alias, Psycho Electro powers, and the costume — and the costume itself has been out of vogue for some time. The comics version of Electro is an Average Joe American named Maxwell Dillon, who got his powers through a freak accident where lightning struck him whilst he was working on an electrical high-wire. This version of Electro is a Russian-German named Rheinholt Kragov, son of the Red Skull, who was deliberately experimented upon by his father to turn him into a living doomsday weapon.
  • Psycho Electro: Has the ability to control immeasurable amounts of electrical energy, including controlling machines with his mind, flight and hurling electrical blasts.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Unlike the comic book incarnation of Electro, this version of Electro is related to the Red Skull and Chameleon.
  • Siblings in Crime: With his foster brother, The Chameleon.
  • The Starscream: He ultimately betrays his father when he grows sick of his father's arrogant cruelty and realizes that his father was willing to use the empowering machine on him despite knowing it could have killed Rheinholt.
  • Super Soldier: The device that empowered him and turned him into Electro was a creation of the Red Skull's intended to turn a loyal Nazi soldier into a world-conquering super weapon.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: The son of the Red Skull and loyal to his father's cause... at least, at first.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Truly loved his father and worked for years in order to free him from his extradimensional prison. Even allowed his father to use an untested empowering device on him. Downplayed in that when he realizes his father neither knew if the machine would work nor cared if Rheinholt died in it, he turns on his father.

The Red Skull

Voiced by: David Warner ("The Cat", uncredited), Earl Boen ("Six Forgotten Warriors" and "Secret Wars" arcs)

"Do not despair, Chameleon. The Red Skull anticipates everything."

A Nazi spymaster, and archfoe of Captain America and the American Six, The Red Skull was trapped in the vortex alongside Cap. He is eventually released by his son, Rheinholt, whom he transforms into Electro; following Electro's betrayal, he and Cap are once again trapped in the vortex.


Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom

Voiced by: Tom Kane

"This is what I have always wanted — absolute power and control!"

The brutal ruler of the tiny nation of Latveria, Dr. Doom is the archfoe of the Fantastic Four, and a major antagonist during the Secret Wars arc. Combining local technology with his own genius, he carves out an empire for himself, and plots to steal the Beyonder's powers for his own.


  • A God Am I: He is worshipped as a benevolent god during the Secret Wars arc.
  • Badass Cape: One of the most famous villain version.
  • Big Bad: Of the Secret Wars arc where he is the last villain standing.
  • The Chessmaster: While most of the other villains are busy playing Evil Overlord and turning their portions of the planet they find themselves on into brutal crapsack empires, feuding over their land like mad dogs, Doom spends his time wisely: Doom easily creates a utopia for his own isolated corner of the world where his subjects actually want to worship him because he saved them from the other villains, and makes himself out to be a Big Good. When the heroes show up, rather than start a fight with them he uses traps, trickery and false promises that either remove or totally placate them before they become problems. If not for attempting to bite off more than he could chew by stealing the Beyonder's power, the heroes might never have been able to wrest control from him.
  • Eviler Than Thou: With The Red Skull, Dr. Octopus, and the rest of the villains the Beyonder brought to the planet.
  • Evil Overlord: Though he for a time pretends not to be.
  • The Faceless: Subverted. He's able to use the alien's technology to repair his ruined face and so promptly ditches his concealing mask.
  • Facial Horror: Zigzagged. As he's clearly supposed to be the same Doctor Doom from the Fantastic Four animated series, he normally would have a hideously deformed face between the explosion that ruined it and putting on his mask whilst it was still red-hot. However, during his appearance in this show, he's able to use alien super-tech to repair all the damage to his face.
  • In the Hood: As per usual, Doom has a hood that is apart of his costume.
  • Physical God: Briefly during the Secret Wars arc. He plans to steal the powers of the Beyonder and partially succeeds.
  • Power Incontinence: After seizing control of the Beyonder's power. As smart as he is, Doom simply isn't equipped to control the strength of a veritable god.
  • Powered Armour: The armor that he wears.
  • Ruritania: He rules over one of these in the form of his homeland of Latveria.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's arguable just how sane he was to begin with, but after stealing the Beyonder's powers, it really comes back to bite him, as his own nightmares and subconscious fears spring to life as living demons that begin destroying his kingdom.

Miriam

Voiced by: Nichelle Nichols
A.K.A the Vampire Queen. She's Blade's mother who was turned into a vampire not long after giving birth to him.
  • Evil Matriarch: In this series, she's virtually Blade's arch nemesis.
  • Industrialized Evil: She is a normal, supernatural vampire rather than the genetically engineered type Morbius unwittingly created, but uses his procedure to create large armies of mook vampires more easily and efficiently than she could on her own.
  • Psychic Powers: She can hypnotize people, uses telekinesis and read the minds of other vampires.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Initially had gave away Blade to keep him from the vampire lifestyle. However when he sees her again after having grown into an adult, she flat out states she loves being a vampire.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Despite being dark skinned, she's very pale.
  • Vampire Monarch: Supposedly. She tries to create a coven using the Neogenic Recombinator to make vampires, but was foiled and forced to flee. Next time we briefly see her, it seems she had went back to making vampires the old fashioned way.
  • We Can Rule Together: Really wants this with Blade to rule the night as mother and son. But she sees his human half as a hindrance.

Dr. Jonathan Ohnn/The Spot

Voiced by: Oliver Muirhead

A scientist who created the Time Dilation Portal technology whilst working for Tony Stark. When this technology was nearly stolen by Venom and Carnage, Stark shut down the project, outraging Owen, who took his tech and went to work for the Kingpin. During his first test under the Kingpin, he was accidentally sucked into the portal and found himself in the interstial dimension, where he became bonded to portals. Now able to generate portals at will, he sought to free himself from the Kingpin's control, but things don't work out as he'd hoped.—-

  • Adaptational Badass: Stupid name aside, the Spot has actually always been a pretty potent threat in potential. But the comics version of the Spot is a D-lister due to never using his portals inventively. This version of the Spot, despite not wanting to hurt anyone, shows just how dangerous he can be by adeptly managing to outmaneuver Spidey through all of their initial encounters despite having no real combat skill.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The Spot here was recast as a Punch-Clock Villain whose episode shows him going through a Heel–Face Turn after committing a few ill-advised bank robberies. His comic book counterpart, by contrast, is an unrepentant petty criminal with a sideline in contract killing.
  • Barrier Warrior: A variant — the Spot can use his portals to intercept enemy attacks, either trapping the attack in the interstitial dimension or letting it back out again. Right against the original attack, if he felt like it.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The Spot may sound goofy, and In-Universe even Spidey notes he's having a hard time taking him seriously, but he's a potentially very dangerous foe.
  • Big Bad Wanna Be: When the Spot realizes his abilities made him all powerful, he decides to upstage the Kingpin: "I am the new Kingpin now!". Until the next scene where his girlfriend is held hostage and the Kingpin order him to go after Spider-man again.
  • Confusion Fu: The Spot's typical approach to combat; creating a swirling cascade of portals around a victim, from which he can completely or partially manifest himself as he sees fit. This means the victim, shy incredible luck or precognitive power, finds fists or feet flying out of nowhere at seemingly completely random intervals and positions. For added measure, if he wants, the Spot can even knock a victim into a portal, spitting them out anywhere he wants.
  • Extradimensional Shortcut: This is how the Spot's portals work; they use an interstitial dimension to link two spots in this dimension irregardless of the conventional space and time differential, creating black swirling vortexes that act as linked doors.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ends up leaping into the "super-portal" he accidentally created in order to close it down, apparently casting himself through time and space to an unknown location in the process.
  • Portal Network: The Spot can create these, linking up multiple different portals to anywhere he pleases.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite only appearing in a few episodes, his portal device becomes a major factor in the remainder of the third season, as the Green Goblin used it for crime and ended up sucking both himself and Mary Jane in the other dimensions. This also counts his Spider Carnage counterpart, as that incarnation uses Ohnn's device to destroy all reality.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The portal-creating device he made ended up being used by the Green Goblin to transport Mary-Jane to another dimension.
  • Teleport Spam: As he can create any number of portals in any configuration he desires, it goes without saying that the Spot's main approach to combat involves teleporting all over the place.
  • Thinking Up Portals: What makes the Spot's power so unique and dangerous; he doesn't need to rely on outside sources for his portals, he can make use of them at will.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: Beyond using portals to empower his Confusion Fu or let him serve as a Barrier Warrior, the Spot can easily use his portals to teleport people away and potentially into danger.
  • Willfully Weak: In his episode, it's shown that the Spot could easilly use his powers in lethal ways — for example, creating a portal under you that then drops you into the open sky... a couple of miles straight up. However, comments he makes, and confirmed by later episodes, shows he's also capable of creating Portal Cuts by opening and closing portals with particular speed. Meaning that, if he wasn't such a nice guy, he could effortlesly conjure a portal around your head and then slam it shut, decapitating you with a thought...

Prowler / Hobie Brown

Voiced by: Tim Russ

A small time crook with dreams of becoming a major crime boss. Hobie becomes the Prowler to overthrow his former boss, Iceberg and avenge a defeat at the hands of Spider-Man. However, Kingpin, whom he thought was helping him, betrays him and Hobie turns to Spider-Man for help.

  • Adaptational Badass: The Prowler in the comics is a Badass Normal Gadgeteer Genius. Prowler in the cartoon was granted all sorts of super abilities from his costume, including Super Strength, flight, and power blasts, and easily handed Spidey his rear the first time they fought.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: The Prowler suit was entirely an invention of Hobie's in the comics. In this series, it was created by Kingpin's scientists and this version of Hobie shows no skill in engineering at all.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Hobie stole items in his Prowler persona and returned them as Hobie to accept rewards but never did anything excessively evil. The Hobie of this show has a long criminal career even before he becomes the Prowler and has ambitions of becoming a major crime lord. That said, he still pulls a Heel–Face Turn like his comic counterpart.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Let's count the ways. His boss Iceberg discovers he is stealing from him and tries to have Hobie killed. His life of crime has taken a strain on his relationship with his girlfriend Angela. He makes the unfortunate mistake of mugging Mary-Jane Watson which pisses of Spider-Man and gets Hobie sent to prison for violating his parole. He thinks he's caught a break when Kingpin gives him the Prowler suit and he defeats Spider-Man and overthrows Iceberg, only for Kingpin to reveal that the suit needs to be recharged frequently by Kingpin and is rigged to shock Hobie or explode if he doesn't follow Kingpin's orders. Finally, when he turns to Angela for help she reveals that she moved on with another man while he was in jail.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Has dreams of attaining power but lacks the cunning to hold on to it. Kingpin's betrayal is a very brutal wake-up call to him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His ex-girlfriend Angela.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Subverted. He wanted to rise up in the criminal underworld but accepting a gift from Kingpin only results in him being put under the thumb of another ruthless crime boss.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Hobie swears off crime completely after his experiences with Kingpin.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He saved Wilson Fisk's son from one of Fisk's enemies while in jail. Fisk does reward him the power to take revenge on Spider-Man and Iceberg but still uses the opportunity to put Hobie under his thumb and reveals he was only using Hobie to get rid of a rival.
  • The Starscream: Is this to Iceberg who ironically was a Starscream to Kingpin. When Kingpin heard of Hobie's desire to take down Iceberg, Kingpin saw it as an opportunity to remove a dangerous rival.

Richard Fisk

Voiced by: Nick Jameson

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Richard Fisk is the son of Wilson Fisk and a criminal mastermind in his own right. He was in charge of the company Fisktronics. He gets involved in a scheme with his father to frame Peter Parker for treason.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Richard was initially unaware of his father's criminal activities, and upon learning the truth, tried to bring down his entire empire. Here, Richard is well aware of what his father is, and gladly goes along with it.
  • Adapted Out: His masked identities from the comics (The Schemer and Rose) are absent here. However, in the Rose's case, it's actually an example of What Could Have Been, as, according to Word of God, Richard would have returned as the Rose to seek vengeance on his father in the unproduced Season 6.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: What Wilson fears his son will become to him after the events of "The Man Without Fear". Wilson himself took revenge on his father for leaving him to rot in prison, and he appreciates the cyclical turn of events that caused his own son to do the same for him.
  • Battle Couple: Inverted with him and Susan Choi. They work together, and even fight against the heroes together, but there are no hints at all that they are a couple.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When he first meets Peter, he appears to be kind, polite and friendly. This is all merely a charade to cover up the fact that he is evil, cunning and deceitful.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Much like his father, Richard is the head of his own company, Fisktronics. Also like his father, he is an evil and malevolent man.
  • Parental Betrayal: Continuing the cycle in the family, the Kingpin betrays his son to save his own skin.
  • Silent Scapegoat: A villainous example. Richard willingly keeps his mouth shut by order of his dad and takes the fall for the whole business involving Peter being framed and Daredevil. He doesn't reveal Kingpin's involvement in any of it despite the judge promising an easier sentence if he did.
  • Overlord Jr.: What he turns out to be, being just like his crime-lord father.

Susan Choi

Voiced by: Amy Hill

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Susan Choi is a federal agent of the United States of America. She secretly used her position to help the criminal Richard Fisk.


  • Battle Couple: Inverted with her and Richard Fisk. They work together, and even fight against the heroes together, but there are no hints at all that they are a couple.
  • Dark Chick: She's essentially this in "Framed" and "The Man Without Fear" amongst Wilson and Richard's alliance. She's the only female among them but despite her military status, she isn't all that useful when the fighting starts.
  • Double Agent: She's a federal agent for the United States, but is working as a mole for the Fisks in a plan to secrets of to the enemies of their country.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Terri Lee.
  • Faux Action Girl: She wears a soldier's uniform, she talks tough and she handles a firearm, but she doesn't prove to be all that good in a physical altercation, being quickly overpowered and defeated in a fight with Terri Lee.
  • Magic Skirt: This happens briefly when Lee flips her across the room in their brief scuffle.
  • Palette Swap: When in her casual wear, she basically wears the same clothes as Terri Lee, but they're yellow and red instead of purple.
  • The Squadette: She's a female federal agent.

    Alternate Spider-Men 

In General

Peter Parker/Iron Spider-Man

"In my world I'm a multi-billionaire. Aren't you?"

A Spider-Man from a world where Uncle Ben didn't die, the public accepts him, J. Jonah Jameson is his godfather, and he's a multi-billionaire. Also a raging ego trip.


  • The Ace: A wealthy, well respected superhero with high tech weapons. He's dating Gwen Stacy and Jameson likes him. Naturally, he has the confidence to match (read: insufferable).
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: While other Peters usually have to deal with a lot of emotional baggage (with one of them even falling into desperation and becoming a supervillain) and try to keep a low profile in order to preserve their Secret Identity, this Spider-Man never experienced a significiant loss in his life and achieved fame among the public (with even J. Jonah Jameson admiring him!), becoming a multi-billionaire and a hi-tech magnate in his world. Of course, all of this comes at price of overly high self-confidence, which proves to be his downfall during his mission in the Spider-Carnage world.
  • Born Lucky: One suspects he got all of the other Spider-Men's luck, especially Scarlet-Spider and Spider-Carnage's.
  • Composite Character: He's loosely based on a version of Spider-Man from What If? vol. 1 #19, who also didn't lose his Uncle Ben, ended up becoming a multi-billionaire, has a public superhero identity, and has a massive ego problem, but still fights crime, plus also uses the Spider-Armor, like Peter's 616 self.
  • Expy: Of Tony Stark.
  • Fatal Flaw: His ego leads him to being defeated.
  • For Want of a Nail: He's what would've happened if Peter had never had his ego deflated after gaining his powers. Which itself leads to a Eureka Moment for regular Spider-Man, as he realizes this probably means his Uncle Ben is still alive.
  • Freudian Excuse: Everything has always gone his way. Of course he's a jackass. Our Spider-Man lampshades this.
  • Hidden Depths: As much of an ass he is, even with Uncle Ben still alive, and everything going his way, he's still a superhero. The Uncle Ben bit is notable because our Pete had to be spurred on by his death to actually start his superhero career. Also, its heavily implied he and Gwen Stacy are very much in love with each other, since the latter immediately figured that our Pete and Spider-Carnage respectively weren't her boyfriend.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He has Kingpin, of all people, as his lawyer.
  • Humongous Mecha: Owns a giant-spider robot.
  • Jerkass: He's completely insensitive, acts like he's God's gift to the world, and has no regard for his teammates' lives. Most of this stems from never having lost before.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Whatever else you might say about him, he's still a superhero, is still dedicated to doing the right thing, and honestly seems to care about his world and his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's a hero who also happens to be a bit of a narcissistic jerk.
  • Powered Armor: After becoming a billionaire, he left his old costume and acquired a powered armor similar to those of Iron Man.
  • Pride: The Armored Spider-Man is very arrogant, loves to brag about his achievements in his world and doesn't believe that he can experience a failure. His overconfidence and disregard for his companions ends up making him hit the Octopus Spider-Man along with the Hobgoblin with a gas missile and his rash behavior during the fight with the Green Goblin leads to him being paralyzed, leaving him out of the game.

Man-Spider/Six Armed Spider-Man

Voiced by: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jim Cummings (as Man-Spider, uncredited)

"I'm having a little mutation problem right now."

Like the main universe Spider-Man, this Spider-Man suffered from a mutation that gave him four his extra arms. Instead of trying to undo the mutation he decided on giving them web shooters. However, when he joined the Spider-Men he mutated further into the Man-Spider beast, attacking the others. He was returned to his own dimension and as such unable to help the others any further.


  • Animorphism: Par the course, part-man part-spider.
  • The Big Guy: He's this for The Team, thanks to his extra arms and extra web shooters.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Like his main universe counterpart, he eventually turns into the Man-Spider. He already had the extra limbs by the time Spidey met him.
  • Multiarmed And Dangerous: He has four arms because of his mutation problem.
  • Painful Transformation: His transformation into Man-Spider is pretty agonizing for him.
  • Super Strength: Once he fully transforms into the Man-Spider Beast his strength increases ten fold.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Once he's fully transformed, he goes into a rage and attacks all around him.

Peter Parker/Mechanical Armed Spider-Man

"Don't let these (mechanical arms) worry you, Pete, they're just a little souvenir from my last fight with Doc Ock."

This Spider-Man is another alternate universe equivalent to the Spider-Man. He defeated his universe's Doctor Octopus and took his arms. He built a visor so that he could control the arms.


Unknown/Spider-Man Actor

"I'm the actor who plays you on T.V."

This Spider-Man is a completely powerless mundane human, and as such has no powers of his own. In his world Spider-Man is a creation of Stan Lee. Though the other Spider-Men asked him to stay behind, he was later able to help stop the destruction of the multiverse.


Ben Reilly/The Scarlet Spider

"My name is Ben Reilly. I'm a clone of my world's Peter Parker. Or maybe he's a clone of me. We're not really sure."

A clone of his universe's Spider-Man (maybe) created by Doctor Miles Warren, the Scarlet Spider changed his name to Ben Reilly and pursued his own career as a superhero.


  • Cain and Abel: Abel to Spider-Carnage's Cain.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Whenever he is a clone or not, he doesn't have problems with acknowledging this fact and got used to his new identity as Ben Reilly.
  • Cloning Blues: He's honestly not sure which of them is the clone. He's coping a lot better than Spider-Carnage is though.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Being either a clone or even the real Peter Parker, the Scarlet Spider doesn't doesn't spot a natural blond haircut, but it still fits his kind nature.
  • The Lancer: Acts as one to our Spider-Man throughout the arc.
  • Nice Guy: The Scarlet Spider has a friendly and well mannered attitude, which is rather remarkable, considering how his counterpart ended up under the same circumstances.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Has been through the same hell that Spider-Carnage has. Although unlike Spider-Carnage, it didn't drive Ben insane.

Peter Parker/Spider-Carnage

"Ever since that spider bit me, the world has misunderstood me and tormented me. But now, it's my turn. I'm gonna obliterate you all!"

The Spider-Man from the Scarlet Spider's reality, he lost both Aunt May and Uncle Ben at an early age. His rivalry with the Scarlet Spider (whom he believed to be his clone) only worsened his tenuous grip on reality, and the revelation that he himself might actually be the clone drove him into a homicidal rage. Following his subsequent possession by the Carnage symbiote he now actively seeks to end all life in the multiverse.


  • Apocalypse How: Class Z. Plans to combine portal technology with explosives to destroy not only Earth, not only the universe, but the totality of reality. When this plan fails he rants that he will destroy every universe in existence if he has to do it one dimension at a time.
  • Arc Villain: Of the show's final two episodes.
  • Axe-Crazy: He is badly, badly unhinged.
  • Beta Test Baddie: Whether he's the clone or not, Spider-Carnage clearly feels deeply insecure about his identity, which only contributes to his mental instability.
  • Born Unlucky: More than just about any other Spider-Man ever. He not only suffered the same personal tragedies and bad publicity as most of his counterparts, but he also lost his Aunt May and was driven off the deep end by possibly being a clone.
  • Cain and Abel: With all the Spider-Men, but especially Scarlet Spider.
  • Cloning Blues: Whether he's the clone or not, the simple fact that one exists has unbalanced his mind.
  • Combat Tentacles: He is capable of using parts of his symbiote as combat tentacles.
  • Composite Character: Spider-Carnage is created when the Carnage symbiote merges with an alternate universe version of Peter Parker, unlike in the comics, where Spider-Carnage was the result of a merger between the symbiote and Ben Reilly.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: The only Spider-Man with no sense of humor whatsoever.
  • Evil Knockoff: How he views all the other Spider-Men. "And now, my dear clone..."
  • Evil Twin: He's our Spider-Man with just a little more rotten luck and a bad case of Cloning Blues. "I'm more you, than you'll ever admit!"
  • Final Boss: Of the series thanks to it being cancelled.
  • Freudian Excuse: Have you read this entry? He has several: his parents dying, his subtitute parents dying, spider power alienating himself, identity issues due to the cloning thing, the symbiote.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Take one unstable kid. Give him Spider-Man's powers. Throw in the Carnage symbiote for good measure. Run.
  • Giggling Villain: His high-pitched nervous laugh is horrifically disturbing.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is the "horror beyond belief" that Madame Web occasionally alludes to when she begins mentoring and training the regular Spider-Man in Season 3. Spidey doesn't have the slightest idea who or what that is until the penultimate episode of the series, but all the advice from Madame Web and the Secret Wars test were to prepare him for this guy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He undergoes a Heel Realisation, comes to the conclusion that he cannot fight the symbiote off, and rather than letting it take control of him again, decides that suicide is the best option, and disintegrates himself by leaping into an unstable vortex.
  • The Hyena: His laugh.
  • Large Ham: Are you surprised?
  • The Mentally Ill: Suffers from self-loathing, misplaced envy, and suicidal depression, coupled with aggression issues and a need to lash out at the world. It isn't pretty and is played entirely for tragedy.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Not surprising considering the fact that he is bonded to a version of the Carnage Symbiote.
  • Motive Rant: Gets a pretty epic one near the end.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: Towards the end of the show, he goes psycho and tries to destroy all the Universes. It's up to a group of alternate-Peter-Parkers to stop him.
  • Near-Villain Victory:
    • Unbelievably near. Only an intervention from an alternate universe Uncle Ben stops him.
    • Even before that, he actually succeeded in detonating his reality-destroying bomb. Only the intervention of the Beyonder (who had no choice but to roll back time) was able to save the multiverse.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: "I'm gonna destroy all reality!"
  • Redemption Equals Death: Realizes what he has become, and kills himself and the symbiote rather than letting it go through with the Evil Plan.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Like the original Carnage, he's able to morph his symbiote into a wide variety of weaponry, including extendable claws, Combat Tentacles, axes, and a shield.
  • Spot the Impostor: According to Gwen Stacy this was easy. "He's nutty as a fruitcake."
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: He obviously wants to die, but everybody else is going first.
  • The Symbiote: He's possessed by the Carnage symbiote.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Done successfully to him by Iron Spider-Man's Uncle Ben.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Likes to use faux-affectionate terms and a sinisterly sweet tone of voice when talking to his clones.
  • That Man Is Dead: His attitude towards the old Peter Parker.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His entire life is a mess of pain.
  • Voice of the Legion: Comes with being bonded with a symbiote.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His Spider-powers, coupled with his already severe emotional fragility and the Carnage symbiote have pushed him totally around the bend.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He watched first Uncle Ben, and then Aunt May die in rapid succession. The creation of his clone, Ben Reilly, only worsened his mental stability, and the revelation that he, and not Ben, might be the clone drove him almost completely over the edge, leading to an attempt on the latter's life. What firmly pushes him into this trope though, is what happens following his possession by an alternate version of the Carnage symbiote. Driven out of his mind, Spider-Carnage combines the Spot's portal technology with a disintegration bomb that will destroy not only his own world, and not only the Universe, but the totality of the multiverse. As he puts it: "I'm gonna destroy all reality!"


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