Character sheet for protagonists and supporting characters of the Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) animated series. For the show's villains, see here. For Ultimate Spider-Man comics, see here.
A teenager who acquired spider-based powers after being bitten by a genetically engineered spider on a school field trip to Oscorp Labs. He's been doing the solo hero thing for about a year at the opening of the series, but although he's a practiced fighter, he's still self-taught, making his efforts sloppy and rather damaging to public property, which J. Jonah Jameson uses as an excuse to slander him. Accepted Fury's offer to become "The Ultimate Spider-Man" in hopes of learning to be a better hero. Intelligent, but not always the most mature of individuals, with a quick tongue and a love of wisecracking and joking.
For tropes associated with this version of Spider-Man in Avengers Assemble go here (Under "Other Heroes.")
- Adaptational Comic Relief: This version of Spider-Man is significantly sillier and less serious, and takes after Deadpool's habit of Breaking the Fourth Wall.
- Adaptation Personality Change: This incarnation is more dim and childish than previous versions; while still a science geek, he tends to have trouble pronouncing big words. His sense of humor is less refined and more puerile, laughing at simple rhymes and Toilet Humour. This childish aspect dissipates with time, being entirely gone by Season 3.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: In the episode where he joins the Avengers Hulk is so excited to have his "little buddy" around that he gives Spidey constant noogies. Spidey is fine with a first but he does begin avoiding Hulk a little bit in the episode to prevent it from happening too much.
- Alliterative Name: Peter Parker.
- All-Loving Hero: Not so much in season 1, but begins to show it in season 2 onwards, with it only becoming more pronounced with each passing season. So much so that he's willing to forgive and even befriend people who previously tried to kill him depending on the circumstance. Good examples include welcoming Cloak and Dagger onto his team with open arms despite them having been on Taskmaster's due to having seen good in them previously. There's also his genuine belief that Sandman and Rhino can do good as long as they have a guiding hand, and that Norman can grow into a decent human being if he just tries. Furthermore his desire to help Vulture despite the trouble the avian hybrid has caused, his mentoring of Agent Venom despite his bad history with both the symbiote and its current host, and his ability to understand why Rhino would betray the team for a chance to be normal again all while not holding a grudge towards any of them. The best part? It works more often than not. Unfortunately, this works against him as Doc Ock and Scarlet Spider use a fake pity story so Peter would sympathize with him enough to reveal his identity. However, Ben later admits to Peter that this trope is "his greatest strength". This is true as his compassion has redeemed a lot of people, including Ben himself.
- Arguably the first instance of this behavior happened at the end of Season 1, where he offers to let his original four teammates live with him and Aunt May after finding out that they lived on the Helicarrier (which was just destroyed) and had nowhere to go. He did this without a second thought. It's this act of kindness that helps the more abrasive Nova and White Tiger warm up to him, as well as bring the team as a whole closer together.
- Alternate Self: Has four who were part of the first version of the Web-Warriors, several he met in Return to the Spider-Verse and many more that he met during the Spider-Verse comic including the original comic book version from Earth-616 and the first animated version from Earth-67.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Spiders, as usual.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Due to his being a science major, he first resists the idea that magic exists when he teams up with Dr. Strange.
- Ascended Fanboy: He's a big fan of Iron Man, but also of the Avengers in general. As of Season 3, he's now an official member of the Avengers.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's made team leader early in Season 1 due to having a significantly greater amount of field experience than the others. While the others bemoaned this concept (especially Nova) due to him technically being untrained the first few episodes establishes that he's much better at thinking on the fly than they were (at the time) and Season 2 shows that when they spar, it's all four of them against just him, and he still wins. By Season 3 he's working on putting a super-school together with Nick, and is depicted as being both the best student as well as being held up to higher standards simply because of how good he is. By Season 4, thanks to Nick's disappearance he's very clearly the one in charge of the entire school. He's barely shown doing any actual school stuff, instead acting as the de-facto headmaster, organizing and directing the other students while also helping Doc Connors in the lab. Near the end of the same season Nick returns briefly and officially puts him in charge of (what's left of) S.H.I.E.L.D. until Nick himself can return.
- Badass Bookworm: Though it's shown less often than in other versions, this Peter Parker still possesses advanced scientific knowledge and will prove very adept at applying it once he stops acting immaturely. His teammates actually are surprised when they learn about this.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: How Loki described the situation in "Run Pig Run", though adding, "you never know who might be nearby!"
- Berserk Button: Do not call spiders "bugs" in his presence. They're arachnids. On a more serious note, do not threaten to hurt Aunt May. In that case scenario, Peter instantly loses all sense of humor and will fight tooth and nail to take his enemy down.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Miles is season 4, to the point of annoyance. He's shown this trait previously towards his various teammates as well.
- Big Brother Mentor: Again, to Miles. Although it should be noted that Miles himself has taught Peter a few things as well.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does this to explain a situation or what his state of mind is (in a What-Makes-Spidey-Run moment).
- Bruce Wayne Held Hostage: Played with in the episode "Carnage"; he is kidnapped and turned into Carnage by the Goblin to capture Spider-Man.
- Buffy Speak: Lapses into this occasionally.
- Butt-Monkey: His teammates have next to no respect for him and constantly insult him (though they get better), Fury acts as a Mean Boss toward him, Jameson's campaign practically made him one of the most unpopular superheroes on the planet and when something bad happens, it usually happens to him.
- Celibate Hero: One of the many notable departures from his comic book incarnation and other versions, this version of Spider-Man seems to be uninterested in developing romantic relationships; the only two girls amongst his friends (White Tiger and Mary-Jane) have completely platonic relationships with him. A flashback reveals he and Mary-Jane did try to date as kids, only to be grossed out by their first kiss and never try it again.
- The Chains of Commanding: Hinted at throughout Season 3. It doesn't come to the forefront until Season 4 however, when Nick Fury leaves him in charge of SHIELD while he goes off on his own mission. By season 4, the pressure is clearly beginning to weigh down on Peter and he seems to almost collapse under its weight when both Flash and Harry get put into critical condition. ( They both end up in comas for awhile) after going out on a mission with him. Peter, being Peter, blames himself for this, and so does Norman which only serves to make him feel more at blame. Unfortunately, this gets used against him by Scarlet Spider. Who uses Peter's insecurities to manipulate him by pretending to support him through this problem, which leads Peter into a cruel trap.
- Character Development: As the series goes on, Peter matures from an irresponsible and whiny teenager to a well-seasoned and experienced superhero who can effectively lead and teach others. He even gets invited to join the Avengers as a sign of how far he's come, but turns it down to stay on his original team and teach newbie superheroes like he himself was.
- The Chosen One: Wolf Spider remarks that Peter Parker is at the nexus of the Web of Life - contradicting the comics' statement that the Peter Parker of Earth-616 is the original, if not most important, Spider-Man.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Peter can be very zany at most times, but he can also be serious when the situation calls for it.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Earth-67): [As this shows Spider-Man talks to the reader] Who's he talking to?Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Earth-1610): I'm starting to think even he doesn't know.
- This gets taken up a notch whenever this version of Peter appears outside this show, such as in the comic books Spider-Verse plot line (where he met another version of Miles,) and his appearance as an integral character in an episode of Avengers Assemble, where his fourth wall breaking is depicted as (or at least scene by the other characters as) him talking to himself.
- In the comic's Spider-Verse storyline:
- Comes Great Responsibility: His motto, passed on to him by his Uncle Ben.
- Composite Character: Peter takes the place of Cletus Kasady as the first host of Carnage.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: This version of Spider-Man is much more of a goofball than his comic book counterpart and other versions, but still shows competence when the situation calls for it.
- Cuddle Bug: Well, cuddle arachnid anyway. While this is a downplayed example it's also a noticeable running gag where he'll show physical affection towards another person (such as hugging, putting a hand on someone's shoulder, or attempting to highfive with others) only to have said person be less than enthused by it. There's also a less common one where he'll ask, "Is this the part where we hug?" only to be immediately shut down.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Just like every other version of Spider-Man, this version has a Missing Mom and a Disappeared Dad. His only father figure, Uncle Ben, died while he was a still a young teen. The show, however, is rather ambiguous about just how troubled his life has been otherwise. It's heavily implied that he did indeed have something to do with the mugger that Uncle Ben was killed by, but the exact connection has yet to be stated. Also, he's clearly a victim of bullying both during and prior to the first two seasons, and, if the flashbacks are anything to go by, MJ was his only friend for a significant portion of his life as he's only depicted as having became friends with Harry after getting his powers (as the lack of glasses indicate in that flashback.)
- Deadpan Snarker: Peter responds to most situations with sarcasm both in and out of costume, to the point where his teammates complain. And some villains he faces outright demand he just shut up.
- Decomposite Character: In the comics and most media, Peter Parker became the Black Suit Spider-Man. In the show the role of Black Suit Spider-Man is given to Harry Osborn.
- Peter's usual role from the comics and most versions of working as a photographer for the Daily Bugle is given to Mary Jane.
- Ditzy Genius: Considering the number of Imagine Spots he has each episode, he falls into this.
- Doom Magnet: This show is noticeable in that it averts this trope with the character most of the time. As any comic reader can tell you, there's almost always something grim on the horizon in the Spider-Man comics. Season 4, however, plays it straight.
- Dreadful Musician: In the episode "Agent Web", Peter expresses the belief that he's a good amateur flute player—which is undermined by his actual playing, which causes people to cringe.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Aside from the constant belittling from his team and Nick Fury, Star-Lord commented that among the mightiest or most recognizable heroes of Earth, Spider-Man is near the bottom of the list, just under Devil Dinosaur and Howard the Duck. He seems to finally be getting it in Season 3.
- Experienced Protagonist: By the time the series begins, he's been Spider-Man for a year, so he knows the basics of being a superhero and has fought villains but is still a rookie.
- Extreme Doormat: A noticeable, if not very focused upon flaw, of his. He can be easily swayed into doing less-than-intelligent activities if there's enough peer pressure, such as going after Doctor Doom or more understandably being convinced to do an entire science project on his own - in a group assignment of all things - despite his erratic and busy schedule as Spider-Man. Peter gets better about this as he gets older but it still pops up from time to time.
- Forced Transformation:
- Gets turned into Spider-Ham for an Asgardian Boar Hunt thanks to Loki's trickery.
- His transformations into Carnage and Man-Spider also count.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: He frequently breaks the fourth wall to talk to the audience, Deadpool-style.
- Fragile Speedster: It's his speed and agility that give him an advantage in fights and he's nowhere near as durable as the likes of Power Man and the Hulk.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Happens to him in each of the first three seasons; Mesmero switches his brain with Wolverine for revenge in the first season, and accidentally swaps him around with the Hulk in the second, while in the third, he ends up in the body of Loki by mistake.
- Friendless Background: Downplayed. He states he and MJ have been friends since they were five, but other than her he doesn't seem to have had any other friends growing up. It's also revealed in a flashback that he and Harry only became friends after Peter already gained his powers, thanks to the lack of glasses. He's also been depicted as a victim of bullying, indicating that along with not having any friends outside of Harry and MJ, he wasn't popular... at all.
- Fun Personified: Peter likes using his powers for pure enjoyment, and gets angry when Fury intervenes.
- The Gad Fly: Peter will often annoy his teammates and enemies alike just to get a rise out of them.
- Genius Bruiser: He possesses Super Strength, but is also extremely intelligent.
- Guilt Complex: Unlike most other versions of Peter this Peter averts the trope... until season 4.
- The Hero: Despite initially not liking teamwork and griping over SHIELD's incursions into his civilian life, Peter is willing to step up to the plate and lead his squad into battle.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: As always mostly due to the negative PR campaign by J. Jonah Jameson. It reaches a point that it's lampshaded by Batroc the Leaper as he mocks him.Batroc: "I'm the one who robbed the bank, yet you're the one they all hate."
- The beginning of Season 3 averts this at first. Spidey joining and becoming a successful Avenger results in the general populace of New York loving him until Loki's scheme to tarnish Spidey's reputation causes him to be hated even more than ever. Of course, J. Jonah is still slandering Spider-Man's name, now with more intensity. Despite his lack of respect though, many other would-be teen vigilantes have come out of the woodwork.
- Hidden Depths: Played with, as while we the audience are aware of his problems and skills, the characters in-universe seem almost completely oblivious to such things, and often act shocked once these things are thrown in their faces. A more lighthearted example being the other characters being unaware of his highly scientific mind due to his goofiness. A darker example would be the fact that no one seems to notice the inner turmoil he's often facing. Indeed, by Season 4 he seems to only confide in Scarlet Spider about his problems, which ends up being a mistake when Scarlet turns out to be The Mole he'd been hunting for nearly half the season.
Chibi Spidey: Hey there! I'm your massive insecurity. Embrace me! Love me! You know you're nothing without me.
- Early on in season 1, during an Imagine Spot, one of his imaginary chibi Spider-Mans flat out states he has "massive insecurity". Indeed, quite a few of the things he does in the first two seasons seem to stem from a desire to prove himself.
- Likewise, similarly to his 616 counterpart, he's clearly holding back his true level of strength. He's shown lifting objects that are known to be several tons with ease at multiple points in the series. Despite this, he's shown having trouble with enemies who neither have enhanced durability nor Super Strength, yet is shown duking it out decently with people who do have those abilities. This is likely because those kicks and punches he throws against the more average enemies are probably his equivalent of flicking something, and therefore he's holding back... a lot.
- In season 4, he openly admits to MJ that several of his odder personality traits are coping mechanisms.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Sometimes his willingness to trust in people can land him into serious trouble. Peter's trust in Norman Osborn was misplaced for a long time in the beginning of the series as revealed when he became the Goblin. However, Osborn has changed since losing his memories and has since tried to make amends. Still, this turns against him in the worst possible way when Scarlet Spider and Ock abuse his trust to betray him and reveal his secret identity. However, considering Scarlet Spider also redeems himself, maybe Peter sees good in people who just don't know it themselves. Still this alone proves Peter needs to be more careful with how much trust he puts in people before they've really earned it.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With several characters, but most noticeable with Hulk, Thor and Doctor Conners. Of course we don't know the exact age gap for most of any of them (except Thor), but it would probably be safe to assume most of the adults he befriends are between their mid-twenties and mid-thirties.
- Insistent Terminology: Spidey would like to remind his adversaries that spiders are not bugs, they're arachnids!
- I Shall Taunt You: Spidey's preferred tactic. This also ends up being the "weapon" Eitri referred to when Spidey uses it to bruise Loki's ego and defeat him in "Field Trip".
- I Work Alone: This version of Spidey is almost fanatically averse to being part of a team at the start. It's also clear that he feels threatened by the presence of other heroes in his normal life. Possibly a Mythology Gag to the mainstream version's notoriously bad record with teamwork early in his career. Even after he gets over this he seems to prefer going off on his own in general. He seems to seek solitude because he finds peace in it on some level.
- The Mentor: Has spades of this towards his teammates at various points due to the two below tropes. He's also often portrayed as being the one in charge of his team's combat exercises and is shown in general trying to help others be their best person from season 2 onward. This is arguably most notable with other Spider-themed heroes.
- Morality Chain: For a small handful of villains.
- Morality Pet: For his teammates and several other heroes. He seems to bring out the best in others due to his strong moral code. A good example would be when he convinced White Tiger to not kill Kraven in revenge for her father's murder.
- Mr. Imagination: Spidey's Imagine Spots are often very vivid. Sheepishly lampshaded by Peter when he goes all Super-Deformed on Miles Morales (the comic book version of Miles, not the character depicted on this show) in Spider-Verse.
- My Greatest Failure: Played with in an interesting manner. While Peter acknowledges Uncle Ben's death was his fault and deeply regrets it, he points out that he learned from his mistakes and turned that tragedy into something special by becoming Spider-Man.
- Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Loki taunts Peter when he's on the Helicarrier, hinting since everyone else is fighting his battles for him, perhaps a chicken was a more appropriate form for him than a pig. This backfires by making Peter determined that, man or pig, he wasn't going to have any more fought for him come what may.
- No-Respect Guy: Played straight in almost every episode, but eventually subverted in "Run Pig Run". For all the Hero with Bad Publicity bits Jameson's used against him, Spidey's humbled when he sees how far Fury, Coulson, Thor and his team are going to keep him safe from the hunters.
- Only Sane Man: Depending of the episode, but he has his moments. He realizes something is wrong inside Damage Control while most of his teammates decide to just keep working.
- One-Winged Angel: In Savage Spider-Man, Kraven hits him with a poisonous dart that brings out the spider in him, turning him into the horrific Man-Spider.
- Powered Armor: His Iron Spider outfit, which he leaves in SHIELD custody most of the time so that he doesn't let it go to his head.
- Progressively Prettier: As part of the show's Art Evolution. While his Spider-Man character model has stayed the same, his Peter Parker character model has changed a few times. By season 3, you can argue that he's a Pretty Boy. In season 1, he had a rounded chin and didn't appear very muscular despite the fact that he clearly did have quite a bit of muscle while in the Spidey suit. By season 3, he has a more obvious muscular build and his chin is much broader and squared. This is eventually justified in-universe by having several characters noting that at least three or more years have gone by since the start of the series, with implication that Peter is 18 by the time Season 4 rolls around.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Toyed with. Spidey is the newest member of S.H.I.E.L.D and lacks the others' discipline, but he's been a hero longer and has first hand experience in how to act when fighting threats. The first few episodes make it clear that he's generally more competent than the rest, but that his laissez-faire attitude is in itself a threat that the rest of the team curbs.
- Sad Clown: Eitri says the reason he's always cracking jokes is to protect himself from an unkind world. At first, this comes off as an informed trait but becomes more obvious in reality with each passing season.
- Sixth Ranger: He's an official member of the Avengers as of the Season 3 premiere, but later relegated back to a reserve member.
- Street Smart: One of the reasons why Fury integrated him to the team; he felt that unlike the others, Spider-Man had actual experience and as such, was suited to complete the team.
- Strong as They Need to Be: In some episodes he can't beat a Badass Normal, in others he defeat to super humans. Pretty much as canon, since Peter tends to be particularly conscientious about holding back. Most of the time.
- Super-Deformed: He often appears Chibified in his Imagine Spots.
- Superpowered Evil Side: He's transformed into Carnage when Norman Osborn bonds the Venom symbiote to him, and later transformed into Man-Spider by Kraven.
- The Trickster: Manages to fool Loki, the the god of mischief, into turning Thor back from a frog and into his normal form.
- Took a Level in Badass: Admittedly, he has improved visibly by the first season finale; he goes from having difficulties with Batroc the Leaper to proving a decent opponent against Octavius, and later the combined forces of Green Goblin and Venom. By Season 2, he's casually wiping the floor with his entire SHIELD trained team in a training exercise while critiquing their technique and he can hold his own against the Sinister Six—an impressive feat for any Spider-Man. By the season 3 finale, his abilities had improved the point where both the Grandmaster and the Collector consider him a game-changing piece. He is the Collector's favorite hero, who (was kinda forced to) played him basically every round. As a comparison, most of the other heroes had failed to last a single round, including the Avengers.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: To a lesser extent. When he gets angry, he can get pretty nasty. He refused to listen to Coulson when he told him he wasn't sent to a team, but a training program. He also ignored Fury when he told him that it wasn't about spying him, but to protect Aunt May while he was absent at home. He usually ends up apologizing though.
- Trauma Conga Line: Season 4 has been a long running one for him. First, there is the season opening episodes where Hydra (briefly) wins and both Fury and Nova go missing. Then he accidentally gets Miles trapped in the shows main universe, fails to save either Vulture or Rhino from Doc Ock, leads Flash and Harry into a mission where the former suffers severe injuries and the latter ends up in a coma, and finally Scarlet Spider betrays him, and reveals that he had been playing Peter the whole time.
- It only gets worse. Scarlet Spider redeems himself, only to die which clearly hits Peter where it hurts. Peter then proceeds to nearly lose MJ and Harry simply due to their connection to him.
- True Companions: His teams (SHIELD Team, New Warriors, Web Warriors) become this to him.
- Wall Crawling: A staple for Spidey, although whether it's due to microscopic hairs or electromagnetic manipulation hasn't been revealed.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Played with. While it's not one of his most obvious traits, it becomes clear that Peter (during the first two seasons at least) is seeking a stable father figure, as he's shown to latch onto older male figures easily, which is likely a result of losing Uncle Ben. These include Norman, Fury, Iron Man, and Captain America, with Fury arguably being the most obvious. With this in mind, several of his actions during the first two seasons are clearly meant to gain their approval on varying levels. He seems to have moved on from this by Season 3 though.
- White-and-Grey Morality: The episode "Beached" of season 4 shows he has this worldview. He knows that the world as a whole isn't just black and white, and acknowledges that there are a lot of gray areas. He knows that most people are not purely good or bad, and that sometimes relatively good people end up doing bad things for good reasons, or because they themselves are in a bad situation. Arguably it's this knowledge that lets him be an All-Loving Hero in the first place.
- Wild Card: Agent Coulson calls Spidey this in an attempt to keep Fury from signing Spidey up; Fury says that's he's training Spider-Man to be one of the greats.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Spider-Man mocks his enemies (and Nova) relentlessly when fighting.
Danny Rand/Iron Fist
A trained warrior from the mystical city of K'un-L'un, where he earned the right to face the dragon Shou'Lou in combat. Defeating the dragon earned him the right to wield the Supernatural Martial Arts technique known as the Iron Fist, from which he takes his name, allowing him to channel his chi energy into his fist to deliver supernaturally potent strikes.He can do this with both fists at once after the events of the season 2 episode "Journey of the Iron Fist". Laidback, quiet and mellow, is the most level-headed and peaceful of the team, though he can come off as rather flaky due to his Cross Cultural Kerfuffle. Secretly the former heir to the Rand Industries megacorp, earning the title of Iron Fist also makes him a candidate to become the next King of K'un-L'un.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Averted; he's actually the least presumptuous male in the team.
- Bash Brothers: With Luke Cage, according to Word of God.
- Calling Your Attacks: At times he shouts out his attacks, though most of the time he simply screams.
- Chest Insignia: The only member with one besides Spider-Man.
- Defector from Decadence: Season 2 reveals that he left Rand Industries to study in K'un-L'un.
- Fastball Special: He's the "Ball" thrown by Luke.
- Hidden Depths: A couple of very brief instances seem to hint at Danny being a film buff; in a cutaway gag he takes the team to see a 3D movie as "training" and mentions getting a giant turtle or butterfly to fight a kaiju sized villain.
- Koan: Likes to say these, and even quotes Shakespeare. Borders on Ice-Cream Koan at times. Peter finds them incomprehensible.
- Ki Manipulation: He charges his fist with golden ki energy to augment his punches.
- Martial Pacifist: Danny does not believe in violence, but that doesn't mean he won't resort to using it.
- Megaton Punch: His main attack is powering his fist up with ki and punching with it.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Gains another Iron Fist in his focus episode. In "Cloak and Dagger", he and White Tiger get new magically-enhanced uniforms.
- Mundane Utility: In "Electro," he uses his fist as a light source, which he notes he'd never thought of trying before.
- Mr. Fanservice: Has one VERY notable shirtless scene in particular.
- Nice Guy: Compared to the rest of the team, he's almost obscenely polite.
- Power Glows: His chi punch covers his hand in golden energy.
- Secretly Wealthy: However, it's implied that he gave all that up. See Defector from Decadence above.
- The Smart Guy: Danny is this in the philosophical sense.
- Spock Speak: He has a blunt and calm manner of talking about things, and promotes a logical viewpoint.
- The Stoic: Danny's the only member of the team who never loses his cool.
- Surfer Dude: Got the accent down, but doesn't use the slang.
- Warrior Poet: As befitting his Jedi-esque personality.
- Younger and Hipper: In the comics, Iron Fist was an adult.
Ava Ayala/White Tiger
A strict and disciplined Latina martial artist and the only girl on the team. The most professional member of the team, in early seasons it's implied she sees herself as the best choice for team leader and resents Spider-Man being given the position due to his having more "real world experience" than the rest of the team — not helping is that she regards him as sloppy and undisciplined. A skilled martial artist, her costume includes S.H.I.E.L.D tech, like clawed fingernails, but the true weapon in her arsenal is the White Tiger Amulet, an enchanted amulet that grants feline powers to the wearer, but also tries to drive out the bearer's humanity and turn them into an animal.
- Action Girl: She's the only girl on the team, but can wipe the floor with the boys.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She starts off as cold and disdainful towards Spider-Man, but is gradually warming up to him, not that she'd admit it.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Her Tiger Amulet. Though she still is an acceptable Badass Normal even without it.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: A feline theme, specifically the white tiger.
- Ascended Fangirl: As a young girl, she was one of S.H.I.E.L.D. As a teenager she is an agent-in-training.
- Badass Bookworm: She has the highest GPA (hinted to be 100%) of the team, and can kick butt with the rest of them.
- The Beastmaster: At least with white tigers, which she almost sics on Kraven to avenge her father.
- Blessed with Suck: Her powers come from a mystical amulet that grants her feline abilities and, if she doesn't control it, could turn her into a white tiger. She has to be so disciplined all the time to shut out the amulet's attempts to push her mindset away from human and towards that of wild animal.
- By-the-Book Cop: She's clearly annoyed by Spider-Man's habit to skip training and working alone, believing more in SHIELD's practices.
- Canon Immigrant: She was created for the show, then appeared in the comics in Avengers Academy.
- Cat Girl: Her costume is patterned after the white tiger, and includes cat-like ears and retractile claws.
- The Chick: Often plays (rather reluctantly) the Team Mom role for the group, especially when Nova and Spider-Man are at each other's throats.
- Clark Kent Outfit: A female example. Her civilian outfit makes her looks like a slender teenage girl of average build. But whenever she's in her White Tiger outfit, or when she wears a bikini in one episode, we see just how ripped she is.
- Covert Pervert: Despite all of her seriousness about studying, she seems to enjoy reading romance novels that are covered up by a textbook cover.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her father and grandfather were hunted down and murdered by Kraven the Hunter in an effort to steal the amulet, and she has to keep it under tight control or it will turn her into an animal.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like Peter and Sam, she has a strong affinity for sarcasm, although hers is mostly directed towards the incompetence of her teammates.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: For most of Season 1, she's the least respectful to Peter right after Nova, constantly criticizing his lack of discipline and calling him an idiot. Comes Kraven the Hunter, she finds out they're similar, warms up to him and even ends up hugging him at the end of the episode.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father was killed by Kraven when she was a child.
- Empowered Badass Normal: She's a trained martial artist herself, but the White Tiger Amulet also gives her "mystical cat powers", presumably meaning enhanced strength, speed, agility, reflexes and senses.
- Facial Markings: As the Tiger amulet starts to take over she gets black markings around her mask's eyes.
- Femme Fatalons: Her fingernails are sharp enough to rip curtains.
- Insult Backfire: She tries to insult Peter by stating he has only a 98% GPA, which is probably still one of the top ranks at the school and quite impressive with his superheroing.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As hot headed and stubborn as she can be, she's still a good person at the end of the day.
- Legacy Character: Her father and grandfather were the previous White Tigers.
- Most Common Super Power: She is very buxom, despite being a teenager.
- Male Gaze: She is subjected to these on certain occasions, mainly through shots that present her physique, bust, legs, and rear end.
- Ms. Fanservice: She wears a very tight and form-fitting costume that highlights her body, bust and long muscular legs.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: In "Cloak and Dagger", she and Iron Fist get new magically-enhanced uniforms.
- My Instincts Are Showing: During the episode Kraven the Hunter, due to the jungle music Kraven played her amulet was making her act more like a cat; growling, hissing, scratching, and attacking a person in a mouse costume. Near the end of the episode, she purred when she hugged Spidey, and subsequent episodes show her embracing her animal side a bit more, including running on all fours and roaring as she attacks.
- Not a Morning Person: Growls and slashes the curtains when she gets up, though this is mainly due to the Tiger Amulet's influence over her.
- Not So Above It All: Joins in on skipping the snow day training without complaining, and is shown to read romance novels while pretending to study.
- Running on All Fours: Is capable of doing this to get around.
- Spicy Latina: She's disciplined and strict, but is quick to become exasperated and annoyed at Spider-Man's and Nova's immaturity.
- Superpowered Evil Side: The Tiger Amulet constantly tries to overwhelm her human side, and the more she gives in to it the more vicious and cat-like she becomes.
- Team Mom: Her discipline keeps the team on its toes and helps them work together.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's Latin-American and the sole girl on the team.
- Tsundere: She starts off as an Ice Queen towards Peter, but has slowly been thawing towards him... not that she'd admit it.
- Wolverine Claws: Her gloves have razor-sharp talons that can slice metal like butter.
- Women Are Wiser: When the others attempt to go capture Dr. Doom, she is the only one trying to stop them. (Spidey was aware that it was probably a stupid idea, but chose to still go anyway).
Luke Cage/Power Man
The son of two S.H.I.E.L.D scientists who were attacked by the terrorist organization Zodiac whilst on a plane trip; his mother dosed him with the experimental Super Soldier formula they were working on and pushed him out of the plane to save him. The serum gave him Super Strength and Nigh-Invulnerable skin. Though he can be immature and arrogant, he's more level-headed and easy-going than Nova, making him second to Iron Fist as the "nice guy" of the team.
- Adaptational Badass: While Luke Cage has always had "unbreakable skin", there was no indication it was hard as adamantium, which this version is explicitly said to have.
- Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, he was born "Carl Lucas" and legally changed his name to "Luke Cage". Between his parents having the last name "Cage" and them calling him "Luke", this incarnation was always named "Luke Cage".
- Bash Brothers: With Iron Fist, according to Word of God.
- Big Eater: His idea of "training" is to fill one's face with spaghetti, although he does seem to record his calories.
- The Big Guy: He's the team's heavy hitter and muscle.
- Blessed with Suck: Downplayed example, but his hyper-durable skin makes it hard for him to enjoy some things ordinary people take for granted. Whilst a guest at the Parker household, he has a tendency to use up all the hot water because he needs to turn the shower up super-high for him to feel any heat at all.
- Catchphrase: "Sweet Christmas" from the comics, although he doesn't use it until Episode 17.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: See hidden depths.
- Clark Kenting: Sunglasses. Yes, sunglasses somehow conceal his identity.
- Composite Character: Very mildly. It's Luke Cage, but he's as young as, using the costume of, and using the "Power Man" moniker like Luke's Legacy Character in the comics, Vic Alvarez.
- Cool Shades: Unlike the others, who all wear masks of one form or another, Luke only wears a pair of sunglasses.
- Fastball Special: With Danny as ball.
- Genius Bruiser: While he's not as smart as Spidey, he still has some level of intelligence.
- The Heart: Though it's never shown in the show; we only know it from the writers.
- It's arguable that they meant it less as him being a moral or emotional pillar and more that's he far more level-headed than his four teammates, and is likely to act as group mediator when the others start arguing. See Only Sane Man.
- Informed Ability: He supposedly has unbreakable skin like his comic counterpart. Yet at several point, he has been hurt by characters with no specifically superhuman strength.
- Which makes sense, as while he has unbreakable skin, it doesn't mean he can't feel pain. Though he still has a form of durability as a secondary requirement power, it's not as powerful as his mainstream comic counterpart.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He still has moments of being a jerk with Spidey or mocking him, but is also the one who displays a softer side the most often right after Iron Fist. Also, his worst fear is not being strong enough to save everybody.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Implied to gain one in "The Parent Trap", following the explosion of unstable super soldier serum enhanced Scorpio, his eyes glow with the same color.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: One of his powers aside from superhuman strength is nigh-invulnerability. He once got dumped into magma and his main concern was not the magma itself, but the risk of drowning.
- Not So Above It All: Despite more or less being the Only Sane Man of the group he still has his quirky moments just like everyone else.
- Only Sane Man: He's the most level headed member of the original team. Not as impulsive as Nova, aggressive as White Tiger, not as whimsical as Iron Fist, and nowhere near as bizarre as Spidey.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He does a Cucumber Facial at one point.
- Younger and Hipper: As with Iron Fist, he's an adult in the comics.
A former space-traveling hero who mentored under Rocket Raccoon of the Guardians of the Galaxy, he's kind of the team jerk, being hotheaded, arrogant, impulsive and immature. His origins are a mystery. He can fly at incredible speeds, project blasts of energy, and is capable of traveling unharmed through space under his own power.
- Ambiguously Brown: His features are lighter than Luke and Ava, but darker than Danny and Peter. In the comics he's half Hispanic and half Caucasian.
- Book Dumb: Implied; he's apparently a failure at science lessons, mistakes "Classified" as "Classy" and doesn't know what the Bermuda Triangle is. In one episode, he even draws a new suit for himself during history lessons about Loki, arguing those lessons will never be of any use anyway.
- Canon Immigrant: He was created for the show, but appeared in the comics before the show aired in the line-up to Avengers vs. X-Men.
- Chew Toy: Anything not happening to Spidey happens to him, and it's usually by his own doing.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sam is just as bad as Peter when it comes to the sarcasm, and they often end up trading insults.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Similarly to Ava, Sam becomes much nicer to Peter as time goes on. Although he still teases and picks on Peter it developes into something close to friendly ribbing during Season 2. This is likely due to Peter giving Sam (and the other three) a place to stay when they needed it, as well as Peter going on a space adventure with him and, of course, the friendship Sam developes with Aunt May. These expeirences combined seemed to have mellowed his personality out quite a bit compared to how he acted in the first season.
- Flying Firepower: He can fly and fire blasts of plasma
- Genre Blind: Yes, because Norse Mythology will never be of use to a Superhero when one of the big three heroes is a Norse god. Yeah.
- Hidden Depths: Brings Aunt May a flower and offers his help with the chore schedule to make up for staying in her house. The second season shows him as an excellent cook, although with some implied unusual preferences in meal preparation.
- Hypocrite: In "Damage", he complains about Fury leaving them in charge with helping Damage Control repair the city. Then Spider-Man reminds him that he's in charge of leading the operation... and he immediately starts abusing his power to be bossy toward them.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Out of the original four members of Spidey's team he developed the closest relationship with Aunt May.
- Jerkass: Mostly to Spidey, but there have been instances where he's been obnoxious toward the others too.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Still, he does have his moments where he shows that he cares about the team, and is polite to Aunt May.
- Keet: He's extremely hyperactive and always rushing around.
- Kid-Appeal Character: He's quite popular with younger viewers.
- The Lancer: Shares the role with White Tiger.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Sam is quick to rush headlong into danger, dragging the rest of the team with him.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Gets this in the special.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Any episode with the Guardians has him acting much more serious and somber, which is at one point pointed out by Spider-Man as being this.
- Power Glows: His hands do this when he's in flight mode or attacking.
- Put on a Bus: When HYDRA launched their attack at the beginning of season four, Nova was charged with getting Nick Fury out of danger, lest his secrets fall into the wrong hands. He returned in "Agent Web," alerting Spidey that HYDRA were closing in on Fury.
- Real Men Wear Pink: In Season 2 he's shown to be a good cook, and at one point is depicted as helping Aunt May sew a dress, by being the model.
- The Rival: Spider-Man has problems with all his teammates, but Nova is the only one who is openly hostile toward him, and the two are constantly arguing and insulting each others. This has disappeared completely in Season 4, to the point that in the Finale, Nova acknowledges that he'd have no better leader than Spider-Man.
- Smart Ball: Despite his usual hot-headed and impulsive attitude, even he notices there is something wrong about Sandy when they meet him and assumes (rightly) that trying to go after him is a bad idea.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Thinks making smoothies with liquid nitrogen is a capital idea, was the one who chose Doctor Doom as a target to capture to impress Fury, and some of his Leeroy Jenkins moments certainly count.
- Team Chef: When the team temporarily moves in with Peter, he took over the cooking.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In Season 2. It's largely due to his Intergenerational Friendship with Aunt May. Even more so later on in Season 4.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of white bunnies... yes, the sort of rabbits you commonly see in science labs or magician's acts.Nova: UWAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! THE EYES!!! THOSE HORRIBLE PINK EYES!!! AND THOSE FLOPPY EARS!!!
- Badass in Charge: Nick isn't the director of SHIELD for nothing.
- Badass Longcoat: He almost always sports a black coat.
- Badass Normal: Spidey refers to him as a "Super-Spy", as while he doesn't have superpowers it only makes him more badass.
- Badass in Distress: In "For An Eye" he's taken hostage by his own brother..
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Max's Cain.
- The Comically Serious: Several times. Sort of unavoidable when interacting with Spider-Man.
- Crazy-Prepared: He has a communication device hidden in his eyepatch that he can somehow activate without his hands in case he gets captured.
- Create Your Own Villain: Several villains in this show (Taskmaster, Scorpio, and Sandman, to give some examples) would apparently never have become villains in the first place if not for Fury.
- Da Chief: He's gruff towards his team and episodes often end with him criticizing them going AWOL while simultaneously congratulating them for working together.
- Expy: Let's see. He pulls off a Stealth Hi/Bye, is Crazy-Prepared, and is a Badass Normal. Remind you of anyone?
- Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch in a communicator.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In 'Damage', where after punishing the team with cleanup after trashing time square during a brawl, Nick ends up causing Disaster Dominoes himself leading to a building collapsing, and him taking their place on the cleanup crew.
- Mean Boss: Some of his actions to form Spider-Man and his teammates can be quite abusive.
- The Mentor: To Spider-Man and his team.
- Not So Above It All: Although usually cool-headed, Spider-Man has a way of getting on his nerves.
- Put on a Bus: When HYDRA attacked SHIELD, Nick was forced to flee in order to keep his secrets out of their hands, leading to several episodes of absence until his return in "Agent Web."
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Does this in his first appearance.
Agent Phil Coulson
- Arch-Enemy: The Beetle considers him this and Taskmaster doesn't seem too fond of him either, though that's mainly because he's Fury's right-hand man.
- Ascended Fanboy: Confirmed that he's still a hardcore Captain America fanboy in this universe. He even wears a replica uniform under his suit.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears a suit in his role as principle, but it in no way stops him from kicking butt... except that one time with Taskmaster.
- Badass Normal: He can hold his own in a fight against the Beetle's Walking Armory Powered Armor...using nothing more than a steel pipe. It's very obvious that this version of Coulson is a field agent, not a desk jockey.
- Becoming the Mask: He starts taking his role as Acting Principal a little too seriously for Fury's liking.
- Canon Immigrant: He debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his popularity there caused him to pop up in other continuities, including this one.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After Season 2, Phil disappears in Season 3, never to be seen and mentioned only once in that season's finale. In fact, he isn't seen in the Grand Finale.
- Demoted to Extra: Has made fewer appearances in later seasons (Justified by Clark Gregg's starring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). He doesn't even appear in the Grand Finale.
- Distressed Dude: When he was captured by Taskmaster.
- Guns Akimbo: How he shows the Hunters he means this at the school.
- I Know Kung-Fu: He's a black belt in jujitsu, karate, and kung-fu.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: "Run Pig Run" shows him combining his SHIELD and Principal roles. He does basically the same thing when the Green Goblin attacks the school in "The Rise of the Goblin".Agent Coulson: I'm a SHIELD agent. And a principal at a New York public high school. (Degrees on wall slide to show an armory of high-tech guns. Coulson takes one and cocks it.) Of course I can handle it.
- Papa Wolf: He is responsible for the safety of many students at Peter's high school. When the Asgardian hunters threaten their safety, he will not let them be hurt.
- The Professor: He's not the team's smart guy, but being a highly trained and educated adult, he often provides information the team — or the audience! — wouldn't know.
- Skewed Priorities: He's gotten too into the role of school principal as opposed his actual job as secret agent.Coulson: I need the full power of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s legal team STAT. We need to limit how much actual meat you need to legally call something "meatloaf". We could save the [school] budget, man!Fury: Coulson, we need to talk priorities.
- Wolverine Publicity: The only way to explain the use of a character from the MCU movies in a Spider-Man show way before the deal that allowed Spider-Man to appear in the MCU was done.
Walter and Amanda
- Adaptation Name Change: Both of them. As noted with Power Man, Luke Cage was born "Carl Lucas" in the comics, so in the comics, their last names were "Lucas". Also, in the comics, they were respectively "James" and "Esther".
- Black and Nerdy: They're African-American scientists.
- The Dog Bites Back When they learn that Scorpio was lying to them about having their son captive, they immediately turn on him.
- Composite Character: As stated above they are name-changed from James and Esther Lucas. Yet they share a similar backstory to Peter Parker's parents, Richard and Mary. They are both SHIELD scientists working on recreating the super-solider serum before getting caught in a plane crash.
- I Have Your Son: They work for Scorpio because they believed he had Luke held hostage somewhere and would only give him back if they complied. Subverted, as he never actually had him.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Inverted. Walter is a scientist while his son Luke is a superhero who relies on super-strength and physicality for his heroics.
- Parental Abandonment: Walter and Amanda presumably died in a plane explosion, 'orphaning' Luke, only for it to turn out that they were kidnapped by Scorpio to work on a super-soldier formula for him.
- Parental Betrayal: Subverted. They seem to be working for Scorpio and Zodiac, but they're being blackmailed with their son's safety, and even then they're faking their work, so the serum they're producing is intentionally defective.
- Parents Know Their Children: Averted, as they don't recognise Luke as their son at first until much later; also justified in that Luke's appearance changed considerably between the time they last saw him and after he took their formula.
- Pair the Smart Ones: They're married scientists, what else do you expect?
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: They are SHIELD scientists kidnapped by Scorpio to develop a super-soldier serum for his use.
- The Smart Guy: Two of SHIELD's top scientists.
- Twofer Token Minority: Amanda.
The Howling CommandosA badass group of monsters.
- Character as Himself: According to the end credits, the Invisible Man voices himself.
- Dhampyr: Blade, a former member.
- Frankenstein's Monster: The one and only is one of their members
- Invisible Man: Max, The Invisible Man.
- Mummy: N'Kantu, The Living Mummy.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Jack Russell, Werewolf by Night.
- Plant Person: Man-Thing.
- The Starscream: After Spider-Man and the Howling Commandos defeat Dracula and get Tekamentep's Ankh from him, N'Kantu steals the Ankh for himself, betrays the heroes, and tries to take over the world.
- Travel Cool: The Monster Truck.
Agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons
- Canon Immigrant: Like Coulson before them, they were created for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (in their case, for the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) before being adopted into the comics universe and then this one.
- Forced Transformation: They were briefly among the many victims of the Lizard's infection during its outbreak in "Lizards".
- Gadgeteer Genius: Spider-Man describes them as "two of the greatest S.H.I.E.L.D. techs of all time".
- Cool Shades: She wears a pair of red tinted lenses over her eyes.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
- Seers: She is attuned to the Great Web of Reality, allowing her to see alternate dimensions and timelines. She can also see every possible outcome for a present situation, and calculate the odds accordingly.
- Badass Bookworm: Tony Stark is a prime example of this concept.
- Badass in Distress: Sort of, when Living Laser was controlling his armor.
- Badass Normal: No powers, just his suit and his brains.
- The Casanova: Hinted in his dialogues.
- Insufferable Genius: Is offended that Peter upgraded the Iron Spider armour.
- The Mentor: Toward Spider-Man, to an extent. Albeit a much different kind than Fury.
- Powered Armor: His claim to fame.
- Properly Paranoid: Doesn't keep all the Arc reactor specs on his computers to prevent it from fully working if stolen. Which proves to be a good thing when Doctor Octopus hacks his database.
- The Rival: Norman Osborn sees him as one.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: While calling him a jerk is kind of a stretch, he seemed much more disrespectful and distant towards Spidey, dropping his mentor role, in "Swarm". Possibly justified since he had to deal with both Michael Tan, a Smug Snake employee who became Swarm, and with Spidey's attitude. Though he seemed to have patched things up with Peter by the start of season 3.
- Badass Baritone: Possessed of a suitably deep voice.
- The Big Guy: The tallest of the Avengers right after Hulk.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Loki's Cain.
- Drop the Hammer: He wields his mystical hammer, Mjölnir in battle, and can summon thunder and lightning. Apparently, it's powerful even when shrunk.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride, which is what got him turned into a frog in the first place.
- Flying Brick: Though he seems to throw Mjolnir and hold onto its handle, flight is the only way to describe what he does. The Brick part goes without saying.
- Forced Transformation: Loki turns him into a frog in his initial appearance. He gets better.
- Large Ham: Of the Tiny Miniskirts variety. Then again, it's Thor.
- Loophole Abuse: As he points out in "Run Pig Run," he can't actually call off the boar hunt to protect the transfigured Spider-Man, but there's nothing in the law that says he can't interfere with it and slow the hunters down.
- Physical God: He's the god of thunder, so that's given.
- Shock and Awe: He is the God of Thunder, after all.
- Superheroes Wear Capes: The only member of the Avengers to play this straight, which leads to occasional mockery from his teammates.
- Alliterative Name: As Bruce Banner.
- Badass Baritone: The deepest voiced Avenger.
- Bash Brothers: Became this with Spider-Man following their first encounter.
- The Big Guy: The most physically powerful of the Avengers
- Big Eater: So much so that he agreed to join SHEILD because he was still hungry.
- Blood Knight: Hulk likes to smash things.
- Destructive Savior: He arguably does more damage then the villains half the time.
- Genius Bruiser: Not as much as his The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes incarnation, but he's revealed in "Home Sick Hulk" to still possess at least part of Banner's scientific knowledge as Hulk.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: He's chased by SHIELD and feared by the population as a monster. Spider-Man later helps him avert it by convincing Fury to give him a chance and offer him a home. Though initially reluctant, Hulk eventually agrees.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Zigzagged; he does get angry very easily (as you'd expect of The Hulk), but he normally doesn't get physical unless he's really steamed or he's supposed to be fighting the guy ticking him off anyway.
- Hulk Speak: The obvious Trope Namer.
- After "The Incredible Spider-Hulk" his brain swap by Mesmero left him able to speak normally, which carried over into Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Notably, his Heart of Gold is much more visible than in his previous incarnations; he displays a stronger affection toward Spider-Man.
- Odd Friendship: With Spidey following their first team-up.
- One-Man Army: What else would you expect of the Hulk?
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite being a Blood Knight Manchild who talks in Hulk Speak, he's shown to possess some of Banner's knowledge and displays a no-nonsense attitude in his first appearance by averting Let's You and Him Fight with Spidey. He clearly isn't as stupid as one might expect.
- Tsundere: A non-romantic example; one episode has him trying to escape his room when Spider-Man is hiding him. This dialogue follows:Spider-Man: You can't leave because... (sigh) because I'm your friend. And I'm looking for a way to help you feel better, and I need a little time for that.Hulk: (stays silent for a while, then groans and goes to his bed) Hulk wait because Hulk feel sleepy. Not because Bugman say to.
- Big Brother Mentor: A combat mentor to the team, but he's not at all up tight about it.
- The Cape: Even when Spider-Man loses his shield, he tries not to get to angry with him, wanting to focus on just getting it back from Doctor Doom.
- The Captain: Well, he is CAPTAIN America.
- Captain Patriotic: A Red, White and Blue Uniform and all.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Roger seems to be channeling Chris Evans.
- The Greatest Style: Iron Fist was impressed by Captain America's fighting style. When he questioned what style he uses, Cap replies he uses all of them.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His only weapon other than his fists is his nigh-indestructable shield, which he throws at people.
- Nice Guy: Cheerful, playful and with his only mean bones directed towards destroying evil.
- Super Soldier: He was injected with a prototype supersolder formula to fight in World War II.
- Archer Archetype: He fights with a bow.
- Badass Normal: No Powers, just skills for this avenger.
- The Comically Serious: When interacting with Spider-Man.
- Cool Shades: Wears red sunglasses at all times to hide his secret identity since he doesn't wear the purple mask anymore.
- Deadpan Snarker: Likes to poke fun at his teammates whenever he gets a chance.
- I Call It "Vera": Inverted when he gets irritated with Spidey naming his arrows.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Many of his shots are objectively impossible.
- Multishot: He can shoot 3 arrows at once with no problem.
- The Team Normal: He and Black Widow are amongst the Avengers to lack anything that could count as a superpower.
- Trick Arrow: A lot of them. Used as a running gag when Spider-Man tries to find names for them, usually with rather lame results.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: While not like a traditional archer in that sense, he seems to fight fine without sleeves.
- You Don't Look Like You: His character model got completely revamped between his first and second appearances in order to match up with how he looks in Avengers Assemble. The models look so different that you wouldn't be blamed if you thought they were entirely different characters.
An ex-Russian spy and one of the members of the Avengers.
- Action Girl: Not immediately shown as such, but gets to shine.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: She's an ex-KGB agent, before she defected to SHIELD.
- Red Is Heroic: She has red hair and she's a hero.
- The Smurfette Principle: Is currently the only female Avenger.
- The Team Normal: She and Hawkeye are amongst the Avengers to lack anything that could count as a superpower.
- Badass Normal: He's an ordinary human whose abilities come from his suit, designed by Stark.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His abilities come from his costume.
- Feather Flechettes: One of his abilities, via the costume.
- Flight: Thanks to his costume.
- Razor Wings: Again, part of his costume.
- Anti-Hero: He's willing to kill or threaten to take down his opponents, and apparently couldn't understand why Spider-Man wasn't gonna kill Sabertooth.
- Badass Baritone: He has a deep, gritty voice. No surprise given who voices him.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Upon their first meeting, he and Spidey almost ended up fighting due to Wolverine mistaking him for a villain. As the episode goes on, however, they gain respect for each other.
- Flanderization: Wolverine has always been known for being a Anti-Hero well-known for his berserker rages and Hair-Trigger Temper, but this show portrays him as a borderline Sociopathic Hero with No Social Skills who is more than willing to hurt civilians, makes absolutely no effort to even look somewhat normal while in Peter's body, has troubles using a cellphone, and apparently cannot understand the concept of Thou Shall Not Kill.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Wolverine is quick to anger and even quicker to SNIKT-ing things that piss him off.
- Healing Factor: He can recover from injuries that would kill an ordinary person in seconds.
- Heroes Prefer Redheads: Hits on Mary-Jane while in Peter's body because he "likes [him] a redhead", probably as a reference to Jean Grey.
- No Social Skills: Granted, being suddenly in Peter's body must have disturbed him, but he still didn't put much effort in trying to act like Peter.
- Perma-Stubble: He's permanently unshaven.
- Wolverine Claws: He's the Trope Namer, and it just wouldn't be Wolvie without the retractile adamantium-covered claws.
- Wolverine Publicity: Naturally, given he's the Trope Namer for this as well. In fact, he's the only X-Men to appear in the series outside of the occasional Imagine Spot.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Averted; Spider-Man has to restrain him from actually using his claws against Mesmero's mind-controlled minions.
- Ascended Extra: He has a much larger role in Season 4, likely to promote his upcoming film.
- Bizarrchitecture: His mansion is full of non-Euclidian and abstract architecture.
- Calling Your Attacks: He activates his spells by calling the name of the artifacts he channels them from.
- Deadpan Snarker: Outwardly brusque, but possessing a very sly sense of humor.
- Eldritch Abomination: He keeps one in a box and employs it against other Eldritch Abominations, such as Nightmare.
- Geometric Magic: His spells conjure Instant Runes when he casts them.
- Transformation Trinket: The Eye of Agamotto bestows the majority of his powers.
- Variable-Length Chain: The Crimson Chains of Cyttorak, one of his summoned weapons.
Oliver "Ollie" Osnick/Steel Spider
- Ascended Fanboy: Of Spider-Man.
- Badass Normal: Spider-Man turns down his offer to become his sidekick because of his lack of superpowers, but Oliver finds ways around that.
- Break the Cutie: Spider-Man turning down his offer, coupled with the mayor's callous treatment of him, causes Oliver to snap.
- Combat Tentacles/Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His armor is equipped with four spider-like legs.
- Evil Counterpart: Becomes one to Spider-Man before his Heel–Face Turn.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Ollie doesn't take Spider-Man's lack of appreciation lightly, but he ultimately sides with Spider-Man and decides to become Boston's resident hero.
- Kid Hero: Graduates to this as the Steel Spider.
- Kid Sidekick: Tries to become this to Spider-Man.
- Powered Armor: The Steel Spider suit, though it's closer to a Mini-Mecha.
- Teen Genius: To the point where he was able to invent dozens of Spider-Man themed vehicles and gadgets. And then builds four Tony Stark-style suits of Powered Armor.
The Guardians of the Galaxy
A badass group of galaxy defending heroes, and Nova's original team.
- Action Girl: Gamora is the sole female member of the team, and a seasoned warrior.
- Adaptation Name Change: Rocket Raccoon, despite his Species Surname, isn't a genetically modified raccoon like in the comics, but an alien species who just happens to look exactly like an Earth raccoon. This is presumably going to be changed with the Guardians' revamped backstories, personalities and appearances after getting their own series.
- Badass Crew: They're a crew of heroes who fight interstellar threats.
- Berserk Button: Rocket Raccoon doesn't like being called a raccoon.
- The Big Guy: Drax is the team's resident muscle.
- Cynical Mentor: Rocket to Nova. With extra emphasis on the cynical.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Star-Lord is half Spartoi.
- Lethal Joke Character: Groot's just a talking stick who says "I am Groot!" a lot. Until you throw him at the enemy...
- Pokémon Speak: The only words Groot can say are "I am Groot!", but it's implied what he's actually saying is different from what he can say.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Nova describes Star-Lord as this. Groot may qualify if he share's his comic counterpart's background.
The Fist of Khonshu and defender of the night and all who travel under the light of the moon. Is willing to use any means necessary in order to achieve this if he must.
- Bowdlerise: All references to Konshu, the Egyptian Moon god who grants Moon Knight his power and mantel in other media, are replaced with mentions of the Moon itself. The way it's played, it's likely this was less a form of religious censorship and more to play up Moony's potential insanity since "blessed by an Egyptian Moon god" isn't exactly far-fetched after meeting Dr. Strange in the same episode.
- The Comically Serious: He maintains the attitude of a hardened anti-hero, even when fighting Mysterio's Christmas themed minions.Moon Knight: (fighting a giant gingerbread man) Prepare for your end, sugary beasts!
- During the Everyone Laughs Ending he can be heard simply saying "Amusing... very amusing!"
- Deliberate Injury Gambit: He prefers to simply take the hit and conserve the energy that would have been spent blocking or dodging it.
- Hypocritical Humor: Calls Spider-Man a weird nut during one of the later's addresses to the viewers. Immediately before this Marc was talking to the Moon.
- In the Name of the Moon: Quite literally in this case. Almost all of his attacks are preceded with Marc chanting something along the lines of "Thy will be done!" to the moon.
- Last Episode, New Character: Not quite, but Moon Knight was introduced very late in the series' lifespan.
- Lunacy: He derives his powers from the phases of the Moon.
- Mathematician's Answer: When asked whether or not his plan to disarm the second Mysterio will also kill her in the process, Moon Knight simply replies "The Moon will have its vengence!" Spider-Man points out that this doesn't exactly answer his question.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Spider-Man has a very hard time believing that Marc is actually hearing the voice of the moon (listing that even compared to girl who talks to squirrels, his alleged power is kind of nuts). That being said, all the information he received from the lunar satellite did end up being 100% true so perhaps Moony isn't as nuts as he appears.
- Poor Communication Kills: When trying to warn Peter that Dr. Strange was actually Mysterio in disguise he desperately chants "Not Strange!" causing Peter to interpret the message as Moony claiming that his behavior isn't weird. He eventually catches on at the last second and complains about the vague wording of his warning. Mysterio still ends up wrestling her father's helmet from him shortly after he catches on.
- Talks like a Simile: Part of the reason Peter assumed he was just an insane psycho at first.
- Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't care if you're man or woman, you threaten the innocent under the light of the moon and he WILL deal with you, permanently if the moon commands him to.
- Alliance of Alternates: The original team was a downplayed example, with only Miles Morales and Miguel O'Hara being the only members who weren't a version of Peter Parker. The second team was instead simply made up of heroes who all had a spider themed identity.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: All members of the Web-Warriors were spider themed.
The new Spider-Man of an Alternate Universe where Peter Parker was killed, he encounters the main universe Spider-Man when he's chasing the Green Goblin through The Multiverse in The Spider-Verse story arc. In Season 4 he ends up trapped on Earth-12041 where he joins the new version of the Web-Warriors.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: As Peter Parker's comic relief traits had basically been phased out by Season 4, Miles takes over as the show's main source of wacky moments.
- Adaptational Wimp: Miles can only remain camouflaged for a few seconds at a time, and while it's faint, villains can still make him out if they're looking closely. In the comics, this power is treated more like straight-up invisibility.
- Adaptation Name Change: In his first two episodes, he was known as Spider-Man, but he takes on the name "Kid Arachnid" during Season 4, to avoid confusion. His signature power, the venom blast, was also renamed the "arachno-blast".
- Adaptation Distillation: In his second appearance, Miles' backstory is more fleshed out, being a streamlined version of his comicbook origin. Miles' mom knows that he is Spider-Man and his dad was a cop who presumably died in the line of duty.
- Adapted Out: Aside from his mother Rio Morales and his late father Jefferson, none of Miles' friends and family exist in the setting of the show. He comes to view his fellow spider heroes as a family, to the point that he feels comfortable leaving his original dimension behind and "moving in" to the show's main Earth with his mom.
- Affirmative-Action Legacy: He's African-American and Hispanic rather than Caucasian.
- Alternate Self: Played with, as he's the successor of an alternate universe's Peter Parker. There's also a version of him that exists in this Spider-Man's universe, but is a minor character from the first season who's never brought up again. He is also one to the version from the comics, who Peter met during the Spider-Verse comic.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He has talent for pushing his fellow spiders' buttons in a very "little brother" sort of way. He does have his serious side though, and has a knack for bringing out the Big Brother Instinct in Peter Parker.
- Appropriated Appellation: Doc Ock snarkily dubs him "Spider-Man's kid arachnid" when they first meet. Miles takes a liking to it, and makes it his new codename since he's now in a world where the name Spider-Man is taken.
- Ascended Extra: While he only had two episodes to play with in Season 3, he joins the main cast of heroes in Season 4.
- Atrocious Alias: Now that he's in a world where someone else is using the name "Spider-Man", Miles has to rename himself. Throughout "Iron Vulture", he rattles off a list of corny codenames (Pesticide, Daddy Longlegs, Heroic Fang, Tangled Web, etc.), before eventually adopting "Kid Arachnid".
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: As befitting a playful 13-year-old child, Miles is very distractible and prone to verbal tangents, ranging from whether or not "web-steps" should be a word, superhero codenames, and old-timey gangster-speak.
- The Baby of the Bunch: At thirteen, Miles is the youngest superhero on the show. He is playful, energetic, and prone to making jokes that either endear him to the other spiders (i.e. calling dibs on a superhero codename) or aggravate them (i.e. his endless insistence that Hydro-Man is a ghost). Peter especially becomes protective of him, and they curate a brother-like bond as the show progresses.
- Big Brother Instinct: Considering what happened to the Peter of his timeline, Miles seems very determined to make sure history doesn't repeat itself in this timeline. Thus, he puts himself in danger to protect Peter, who he now has a brotherly sort of relationship with. Peter likewise becomes protective of the younger boy, likening him to a kid brother.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Notably, Miles is the only character besides Spider-Man himself (and Deadpool, on account of being, well, Deadpool) to ever talk directly to the audience, in his re-introduction episode "Miles From Home".
- Casting Gag: In his debut appearance, he's voiced by Donald Glover, who partially inspired the character of Miles Morales in the first place by campaigning to play Spidey in The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Characterization Marches On: He exists in an odd space somewhere between this and a full-on Adaptation Personality Change. In his guest spot in Season 3, his personality more-or-less aligned with his characterization in the comics — a bright and clever kid trying to overcome his fear and insecurities. When he joins the main cast in Season 4, his youth and energy is emphasized, and he shows a more confident, even reckless side in his fights. Also, he has a quick line in Season 3 where he mentions two living parents; season 4 establishes that his father Jefferson died some time ago.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His costume is mostly black with red trims.
- Death by Adaptation: Not Miles himself, but his police officer father Jefferson sacrificed himself in the line of duty sometime before Miles' story begins.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Miles' father died some time ago in the line of duty. When making the sacrificial move that will defeat Green Goblin but strand him in Peter's universe, Miles says that he's following the example that his father and Spider-Man set for heroism.
- Friendless Background: Miles' home dimension isn't really explored, but as far as we can tell, he has no living family besides his mom, and he never mentions any friends that he misses while stuck in Peter's world. This adds a poignant layer to him bonding with the other Web-Warriors, the boy's first real group of friends. By the end of his character arc, he decides to leave his native world behind and be with his friends.
- I Choose to Stay: At the end of Return to the Spider-Verse, Miles and his mother Rio opt to return to Peter's original universe, noting that they really didn't have much in that universe outside of each other. Plus, Miles feels the Web-Warriors need him around to keep them in line.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: He feels that he could've done something to prevent the death of the original Spider-Man in his universe.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Redesigned to look a lot more like a younger version of Donald Glover. Becomes Comic-Book Fantasy Casting in Season 4, where Ogie Banks takes over the role.
- Kid Hero: He's thirteen, and is overwhelmed by the responsibility of living up to the legacy of the original Spider-Man of his universe.
- Legacy Character: He's the successor of his universe's Peter Parker who was killed by the Green Goblin, although like Spider-Man 2099 he feels he is unworthy of upholding that legacy.
- Momma's Boy: In his first season 4 appearance, Miles is re-introduced to the audience by getting a cake for his mother's birthday. Aside from his fellow spider heroes, Miles' relationship with Rio is the most important one in his life, as no other friends or loved ones are included or even mentioned besides her (except for his dad, who's dead in this version of the story).
- Mouthy Kid: He's five feet, two inches of pure sass and never stops talking even when it's getting on peoples' nerves. Occasionally, specifically because it's getting on their nerves. That said, he's often right, and he has a fair amount to teach Peter even as Pete tries to be the "cool big brother" mentoring him.
- Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time that a Peter Parker and a Miles Morales have teamed up on a dimension–hopping adventure. And it's not the last, either!
- Naďve Newcomer: The first time he's introduced to the Web Warriors, Scarlet Spider makes fun of him.
- One-Steve Limit: Miles is Spider Man in his universe, but Peter Parker is Spider Man in the prime universe. Since only Peter Parker can be Spider Man in his universe, Miles settles on the moniker Kid Arachnid.
- Sad Clown: Miles is loud, childish, and seems to take pride in being the Annoying Younger Sibling of the Web-Warriors. He's also remarkably selfless for his age, is haunted by losing his father, blames himself for the death of his world's Peter Parker, and is implied to be very lonesome, as the only character from his dimension of origin he has any real connection with is his mom.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's the youngest and shortest superhero in the setting, but one of the most physically powerful. He has all of Peter Parker's abilities, plus the power to camouflage himself for a few seconds at a time, and a powerful sting of bio-electric energy that he calls his Arachno-Blast. All these make him much more self-reliant than Peter is initially comfortable with, as he starts off seeing Miles as Just a Kid that he needs to keep out of (even more) trouble.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Not even Dr. Strange has enough power to send Miles back home. Until he does, Miles will have to stay with the Web Warriors. Miles does finally return home in Return to The Spiderverse, even ready to say his goodbyes to Peter, but he reconsiders and decides the Web Warriors need him more.
The Spider-Man of an alternate Bad Future who is about to quit his superhero career, he encounters the main universe Spider-Man when he's chasing the Green Goblin through The Multiverse in The Spider-Verse story arc.
- 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Spider-Man 2099 and the 2099 Universe were deliberately animated with CGI in order to create a jarring contrast with the other universes.
- Affirmative-Action Legacy: He is Hispanic, in contrast to his Caucasian predecessor.
- Alternate Self: He's an alternate version of Miguel O'Hara created for the show.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Picks a fight with Peter thinking that he's either an evil android or a clone mocking Spider-Man's legacy.
- Lightning Bruiser: While his webs are weaker than Peter's, he's just as strong, even faster, and has claws.
- 10-Minute Retirement: He was on the verge of quitting before Peter restored his confidence.
The Spider-Girl of an Gender-Bent Alternate Universe where she's lived an almost identical life to her male counterpart, she encounters the main universe Spider-Man when he's chasing the Green Goblin through The Multiverse in The Spider-Verse story arc.
- Alternate Self: She's a female version of Peter Parker from a different universe.
- Does Not Like Men: Downplayed. Petra shows a dim view of boys when Peter arrives. But then again, so does her world's Green Goblin, so it mainly serves to demonstrate an inverted view on gender in her world.
- Gender Flip: She's a female version of Peter Parker.
- Irony: For initially being very sexist and disdainful of the idea of a Spider-Man she's the only female Spidey out of the Web Warriors.
- Lady Land: The dimension she hails from is one where most of the authority figures and super-powered characters are women and men are the ones who hit the glass ceiling, judging by the disdain both Petra and Norma express towards the idea of a male Spider hero.
- Mythology Gag: She gets thrown off the Georgia Washington Bridge and Peter catches her with a web-line, much like Gwen Stacy did in the comics.
- Original Generation: She was created specifically for the show's crossover event.
- Persecution Flip: Petra and her world generally exhibit a dim view on men, not unlike how there is a "glass ceiling" in some real-life job markets, and the idea of a male superhero baffles them. Subverted, however, in that female Superheroes are actually fairly common in Peter's homeworld and Peter himself never exhibits such views on women, making Petra come off as a blatant misandrist for the sake of it.
- Tsundere: She initially sneers at the idea of a male Spider hero and calls Peter a boy who's asking to get hurt by imitating her. After defeating her universe's version of the Green Goblin with his help, however, she affectionately grumps that she'll never live him saving her from falling off the bridge down, and all-but asks him to stay and fight crime alongside her.
A Funny Animal version of Spider-Man from an Alternate Tooniverse who quit being Spider-Ham sometime ago, he encounters the main universe Spider-Man when he's chasing the Green Goblin through The Multiverse in The Spider-Verse story arc.
- Adaptational Species Change: In the comics, he's a spider turned into a pig. Here, he's a pig given spider-like powers after he accidentally ate a spider while having his Aunt's vitamin-filled pancakes.
- Alternate Tooniverse: He's from a Type II Looney Tunes-type universe.
- Call to Agriculture: Spider-Man finds him living on a farm which implies he became some sort of farmer after retiring.
- Funny Animal: He's an anthropomorphic pig, and also quips at a rate more appropriate to a comic than an animation.
- Retired Badass: He's a retired superhero.
- Toon Physics: His universe runs on this, unlike the other Spiders' universes.
- You Don't Look Like You: When Loki turned Spider-Man into a pig, he had the appearance of Peter Porker from the comics. This Spider-Ham looks like Porky Pig wearing a Spidey costume... complete with the obligatory Shout-Out.
The Peter Parker of an Alternate History where he fights crime in the 1930s, he encounters the main universe Spider-Man when he's chasing the Green Goblin through The Multiverse in The Spider-Verse story arc.
- Alternate Self: To the Spider-Man Noir of the comics, who happens to have an enemy called the Goblin, but who can't use his webs for swinging.
- Coat, Hat, Mask: He wears a trench coat and a fedora during the first half of his segment.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His costume is mostly black and uses stealth to take down bad guys.
- Guttural Growler: His voice is raspy and somewhat menacing.
- Happy Ending Override: At the end of his initial encounter with Prime Spidey, he decided to cut back his "lone wolf" attitude and try to reconnect with Mary Jane. In the "Return to the Spider-Verse" arc, we learn that Mary Jane had died during a clash between Mr. Fixit and Hammerhead. This tragedy made Noir colder and more isolated than ever.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: He pushed away his world's Aunt May and Mary Jane to protect them from his enemies, stating the the best way to protect someone is to leave them behind.
- I Work Alone: He cuts off the MJ of his world from his life to protect her from his enemies. Spider-Man convinces him otherwise.
The Peter Parker of an Alternate History where he fights crime in York during the middle ages, he encounters the main universe Spider-Man when he's chasing the Green Goblin through The Multiverse in The Spider-Verse story arc.
- Alternate Self: He's a medieval version of Peter Parker.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a retractable sword-blade mounted on his right arm.
- Bow and Sword in Accord: He has a crossbow mounted in his left gauntlet and a sword stored in his right.
- Cool Horse: Has a Spyder-Horse as his steed.
- Mythology Gag: He's wearing armor that resembles Spider-Man's Mark III Ends of the Earth armour.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: His proper use of Shakespearian grammar is... sporadic.
Flash Thompson/Agent Venom
A fellow Midtown High student who has been mercilessly picking on Peter throughout a good part of both of their lives. For a time, this continued even after Peter became Spider-Man. Though it didn't seem like it would happen, Flash ends up learning his lesson the hard way when his bullying comes back at him in a near-deadly fashion. Afterwards, he and Peter become friends, if somewhat reluctantly on Peter's part.
A big fan of Spider-Man, Flash has always idolized him, even when he was still picking on Peter. In Season 3, Flash decides he wants to take the leap into being a Hero. Though he goes through some rough spots, he eventually finds his calling when he accidentally bonds with the Venom Symbiote... again, but on a more permanent basis.
- 10-Minute Retirement: After Flash bonds with the Venom symbiote in "Agent Venom", Spider-Man spends the rest of the episode trying to convince Flash to give it up. Though he resists at first, he agrees towards the end, only to find that he can't remove the Venom. After Dr. Conners explains why, Fury locks him up, citing Venom being too dangerous as the reason. Spidey talks Fury into training Flash like he trained him and Fury does so under the condition that he stays on the Tri-Carrier for the time being. And thus, "Agent Venom" was born.
- Abled in the Adaptation: In the comics, Flash had joined the army and lost the lower part of his legs in battle before he became Agent Venom. Here, he still has his legs intact when he bonds to the Venom symbiote.
- Ascended Extra: He start as the classic bully with a Character Development, but as Agent Venom, he get more screentime in Season 3 and is the only character from the school that make regular appearances.
- Ascended Fanboy: He always did admire and look up to Spider-Man, but once he bonds to the Venom Symbiote, he can't overstate how awesome it is to finally be able to he a Hero just like him. By episode's end, Spidey convinces Fury to train Flash like he was, at which point, Flash adopts the name Agent Venom.
- The Atoner: Flash likes to keep up a front of being a rough, meatheaded jock, even after he reforms, but truthfully he's not proud of his long past of being a thoughtless bully and he tries to make up for it whenever he can, whether its taking his lumps when he's hit with Laser-Guided Karma, or trying to help Alex O'Hirn turn his life around from being a supervillain.
- The Big Guy: Once he becomes Agent Venom, he takes this role in the Web Warriors.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A side of him shown in Season 3's "Agent Venom". Subverted at first when he tries to take on a Venomized Scorpion, complete with Catchphrase, as it doesn't go over too well. Played much straighter the next day when the piece of Venom attached to his shoe transforms him in the deadly altercation with the Beetle and he proceeds to kick ass pretty much throughout the rest of the episode.
- The Bully: Starts the show out as this, but grows out of it through Character Development over time.
- Catchphrase: Coins one in his battle against Venom Scorpion, but it doesn't really work well since he says it after Spider-Man saves him from his own misplaced "heroism". After bonding with the Venom Symbiote, he says it again whilst owning Beetle where it comes off as much more fitting.Flash: You just got bit!
- Character Development: Throughout the Series, Flash has gone through Character Development shown primarily through his Focus Episodes: "I am Spider-Man" where he stops bullying Peter, "The Rhino" where he stops bullying period, and "Agent Venom" where he learns being an actual Hero is tougher than it looks, culminating in his transformation into the Hero, Agent Venom, by the end of the episode.
- Clingy Costume: Not actually a costume. Nonetheless, according to Dr. Conners, the Symbiote has found a perfect host in Flash, and as such, bonded to him on a genetic level. This means he can never remove Venom from himself. A fact Flash takes very well, as he never wanted to remove it in the first place.
- Clothes Make the Superman: In a sense. Though the Venom Symbiote isn't actually clothes, it does provide Flash with armor, which he adds to by appropriating some of Beetle's armor, giving him his iconic look plus missile launchers. Thing is, these particular "clothes" can never come off since they are bonded to his very genetic being.
- Cowardly Lion: Surprisingly though, during Season 1's "I am Spider-Man", he does try to save Peter after a statue falls on him (though Peter's Super Strength secretly does most of the work), showcasing a more heroic and selfless side that would become more promenent in Season 3.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: After acquiring the Venom Symbiote, Flash dishes out these to Beetle nearly every time they confront during that episode. Beetle manages to temporarily subdue him with his sonic wave attack, but once Spidey takes away that upper-hand, Flash goes right back to Curb-Stomping him.
- Dark Is Not Evil: As Agent Venom in Season 3.
- Determinator: In Season 3, Flash develops this mentality after Spidey's new-found success as an Avengers member.Even after his failure against Venom Scorpion where Spidey tells him to go home and stop trying to be like him, the next day, he comes into the school from practicing against tackling dummies in his football gear, having not given up on his dream to be a Hero. This behavior serves him well once he bonds to the Venom Symbiote.
- Dirty Coward: Most versions of Flash are rather hot-headed and brave Heroic Bystanders. This one, on the other hand, when facing Venom, was so scared that he had no problem with trying to offer Peter as a snack to save himself. Similarly, when Taskmaster trapped him and Harry inside the school, he had no qualms about leaving a defenseless Harry behind. He loses this trait after gaining the Venom Symbiote in Season 3.
- Distressed Dude: Many times throughout the Series. Notable examples include when the Trapster thinks he's Spider-Man in "I am Spider-Man", when he is harassed by the titular Rhino in "The Rhino" and during "Agent Venom" when he gets in over his head facing against the Venomized Scorpion and when the Beetle goes after him to retrieve a piece of the Symbiote that hitched a ride on his shoe. After bonding with said piece and gaining the power to take care of himself, he immediately starts averting this Trope. In all cases, Spider-Man/Peter has to help/bail out/rescue Flash from whatever Distress he gets himself into.
- Dumb Jock: He doesn't do so well in school, gets D's in English, and cannot understand science terms.
- Fetish: Everyone else is freaked out by MJ's transformation into the Carnage Queen. Flash, not so much, eliciting disturbed bafflement from Peter, Harry and the Carnage Queen herself.
- Though they rarely interact, he is in fact a Foil to Harry, especially regarding their relationships to Peter. Whereas Harry and Peter are friends, Flash has bullied Peter throughout most of their adolescent lives. On the flip-side, Harry manifests a grudge against Spider-Mannote while Flash considers himself Spidey's biggest fan. When Flash becomes more amicable towards Peter, Harry becomes more distant (though they do patch things up before long). They're even Foils financially! Harry is rich, but humble enough not to flaunt itnote , whilst Flash is extremely boastful to hide the fact that he's dirt poor. They even share voice actors!
- Unlike Harry, Flash is able to maintain complete control of the symbiote, and successfully become a hero with it.
- Freudian Excuse: It's revealed in "The Rhino" that his family apparently has almost no money, and possesses only a gas station as a home, not to mention his parents are rarely home. It's also hinted he acts the way he does to look cool and hide this.
- Game Face: Agent Venom can turn his head into the traditional scary Venom face with sharp teeth and Overly-Long Tongue, as demonstrated when he used it to scare Squirrel Girl's squirrels-turned-rabid-lizard-monsters.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Flash is very jealous of Peter's friendship with Harry Osborn. After becoming Patrioteer, Peter considers Harry for SHIELD Academy, something Flash is less than thrilled about. It's obvious he wants to be seen as Peter's best-friend and feels threatened with Harry taking his spot. Justified as Harry was Peter's friend while Flash was the bully. However, Peter makes it clear he now considers Flash a good friend and feels responsible for landing him and Harry in a coma. Peter is really worried about Flash's condition and seems relieved when Ben tells him Flash is on the road to recovery.
- Heroic Willpower: Thanks primarily to his anchor in Spider-Man, he shows this throughout "Agent Venom" with two notable instances: first when Beetle's sonic attack causes him to begin losing control for the first time and second when Taskmaster has him pinned, trying to electrocute the Symbiote off of him.
- Hidden Depths: He's very afraid of tarnishing the name of Spider-Man and wishes that he could be like him, as shown in "I Am Spider-Man".
- In Season 3, when Spider-Man implores Flash to give up the dangerous Venom Symbiote as he has too much to live for, Flash tells Spidey that he knows very well that he has nothing, explaining to him how he's dreamed of something extraordinary happening to him so he could become a Hero and a somebody like Spidey.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: His singing is so bad that it breaks glass. Trapster begged to be carted off to jail rather than endure more of it.
- Hot-Blooded: Tries to act like this, but it's really a front.
- However, in Season 3, once he starts trying to become a Hero and especially once he gains the Venom Symbiote, his Hot Bloodedness comes off as much more earnest and sincere.
- Hulk Out: If angered severely enough, Agent Venom will shift to the more classic Venom in appearance and temperament.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Thanks in due part to his hero Spider-Man joining the Avengers and gaining popularity and respect, Flash decides he wants to be a Hero just like Spidey. When he bonds with the Venom Symbiote, he becomes ecstatic at the possibilities and opportunities it presents, praising the ability to finally become a Hero. When Spider-Man tells him to give up the Symbiote because it's too dangerous, Flash admits that he's been dreaming of something like this happening to him so he can finally be something other than a have-nothing nobody.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Before his Character Development, Flash walks around as if he's a big shot with everything from the cool car to the letterman's jacket. When Alex destroys his car, he is visibly mortified for all of two seconds before nervously stating that a guy like him could easily just get another one. Later in the episode, however, he reveals he doesn't have money or the ability to buy a fancy car on a whim. He lives in a rundown apartment, his parents are never home and he acts superior to everyone at school because of all this.
- Innocently Insensitive: In Season 3's episode "Rampaging Rhino'', Flash attempts to give Alex, who is now permanently stuck in Rhino form, a pep-talk by telling him that he's made the most about his own transformation by training with SHIELD. Alex, finding out that his former bully is now a superhero, takes it as Flash pouring salt on his wound.
- Instant Expert: Immediately after Flash bonds with the Venom Symbiote, he exhibits full control over it, averting Puppeteer Parasite unlike most of its other hosts, and also averting How Do I Shot Web? by showcasing abilities like being able to absorb and redirect a volley of mini-grenades and incorporating pieces of Beetle's armor onto himself. He only shows signs of losing control when Beetle lets out a sonic attack and when Taskmaster pins him and electrocutes him, both times until Spidey's encouragement and intervention come into play. Then he goes back to "pwning". The end of the episode implies this is in part due to Flash's Heroic Willpower, and also primarily because the Symbiote considers Flash its perfect host and has bonded to his very DNAnote . Basically, he's predisposed to Venom, which is how he masters it so quickly and effortlessly.*
- It's All My Fault: A guilt-ridden Flash takes full responsibility for the Rhino's destruction in "The Rampaging Rhino", since he helped push Alex over the edge to becoming a super villain in Season 2.
- Jerkass: At first, he was the classic jerk bully, but he largely gets past this during/after Season 2, by Season 3 he has become an almost full-fledged Nice Guy.
- Jerk Jock: Even more so than any of his other incarnations, as he still has yet to show any redeeming qualities besides being a Spider-Man fan. He's such a jerk that, when Spidey goes through a Good Angel, Bad Angel case, even the Good Angel was in favor of leaving him.
- Jumped at the Call: Due to a combination of the Character Development he went through in his Focus Episodes and Spidey's successful stint as an Avenger, Flash decides he wants to be a Hero just like Spidey, taking up the moniker The Scarlet Spider. Though he's no match for anything serious and has to be saved by Spider-Man again, he unknowingly acquires a piece of the Venom Symbiote which triggers at school the next day when Spider-Man tries to protect him from Beetle, who's after said piece. This transformation seems to completely agree with himnote as he's not only able to back Spider-Man up, but by and large, Beetle's no match for the newly-Venomized Flash. By episode's end, Spidey convinces Fury to take Flash in as an apprentice Hero and Flash adopts the name "Agent Venom".
- Large Ham: Though he tries to act cool, tough, and collected, he tends to go through quite a few bouts of Hammyness when under the right circumstances, like when there's danger and/or when he's being chased (often accompanied by girly screams). After becoming Agent Venom, his newly-found inner Boisterous Bruiser leads him to be quite Hammy when he is showing off. Also of note, he's prone to the occasional exaggerated facial and body expressions that wouldn't be out of place coming from an Anime Character, like when he runs onto the school bus away from the charging Rhino or when he tries in vain to get the Venom Symbiote to leave his body.
- Let's You and Him Fight: In "Agent Venom", Spider-Man, unable to convince Flash to give up the Venom at first, decides to take it off by force. This, of course, leads to a fight between the two. Though Spider-Man never really loses the upper-hand, Flash, surprisingly, is able to tenaciously hold his own. The fight ends when Taskmaster uses the distraction to launch a grenade, breaking them up and, once again, of course, they work together to take down their adversaries.
- The Load: During the fight with the Venomized Scorpion, Spidey constantly tells Flash to go home, while Flash constantly replies that he was just trying to help. He gets much better after bonding with the Venom Symbiote.
- Locked into Strangeness: According to Dr. Connors, Venom has bonded with Flash to the point that it would be impossible to separate them. Flash takes it quite well, though.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Even though he constantly bullies Peter up until "I am Spider-Man", he's always loved Spider-Man since day one and considers himself to be Spidey's number-one fan.
- When Flash finally learns his secret identity thanks to Aunt May he has a minor Heroic BSoD but he gets out of it pretty quickly.
- Lower-Class Lout: As we learn in "The Rhino", it turns out Flash is this. He starts getting better after the events of the episode.
- Miles Gloriosus: The facade that he puts on to make himself seem better than he is. He gets better about this after the Rhino incident in Season 2. In Season 3, this trait evolves into that of the Boisterous Bruiser once he acquires the Venom Symbiote.
- Mugging the Monster:
- Picks on Peter Parker.
- Finally gets his comeuppance when he tries to bully Wolverine in Peter's body, which ends with Logan beating the tar out of him.
- Played with more darkly in "The Rhino" when his bullying of Alex leads Alex to steal and take a formula that turns him into said Rhino and seek revenge against his tormentor.
- My God, What Have I Done?/Heel Realization: It took a while to sink in, but Flash finally goes through this once he's processed that he was being chased and threatened by Rhino/Alex as revenge for being bullied by him. It's after this that he becomes noticeably nicer and stops bullying others all together.
- Mythology Gag: He's the first person to get infected by the Venom Symbiote; in the comics, he's the current host for it.
- He also becomes Agent Venom in the show as of Season 3.
- In "Agent Venom", his wannabe hero name is "Scarlet Spider".
- Never Be a Hero: In the beginning of "Agent Venom", Spider-Man tells Flash to go home and stop trying to be a Hero. In this case though, it makes plenty of sense in context. As well meaning as he may be, Flash has no powers and no formal training and is only a liability to himself and anyone else; Spider-Man just doesn't want him to get himself hurt or killed.
- After bonding with Venom, Spidey tries to get Flash to give it up despite Flash's protests that he's dreamed of something like this happening to him and that the Venom chose him and it's his destiny. They fight, but in the end, Spidey convinces Flash to give it up only to find out that he can't.
- Parental Abandonment/Parental Neglect: When Spider-Man visits his home in "The Rhino", we find out that he and his family live in an abandoned Car Gas and Service Station. Flash tells Spidey that his parents aren't home at the moment before admitting that they're actually hardly ever there at all.
- Powered Armor: Flash manages to assimilate parts of the Beetle's armor into the symbiote.
- Progressively Prettier: Thanks to each Season's slightly differing Art Styles, Flash noticeably looks better with each passing Season. He looks more like a stereotypical bully with a stockier build in Season 1, then Season 2 makes him look more youthful than previously, culminating in Season 3 where more emphasis is put onto his height and muscular build making him look more genuinely older and mature, just in time for his heroic ascension into Agent Venom.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Often happens when he finds himself in danger.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Whenever things get dangerous, he always runs away to make sure he doesn't end up in the recieving end of one of a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Third-Person Person: As part of his haughty routine, he occasionally refers to himself as "Flash" in the third person.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Season 3, not only does he show more drive with trying to become a Hero, even if his heroism is misplaced and he's way out of his league, but once he gains the power of the Venom Symbiote, he definitely proves his new-found Badassitude is legit by effortlessly tearing into Beetle, even going as far as to rip out some of Beetle's armor and missile launchers and absorb them, making them his own.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Played straight after the episode "The Rhino" where he has an Heel Realization. Of course, when we see him again in "Agent Venom", Peter was still trying to get used to the new Flash.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Just like with Spider-Man, Taskmaster tries to recruit Flash onto his side with the promise that he'd make Flash bigger than Spider-Man. He even notes that Flash is "Tall, Powerful, and with a chip on your shoulder". Flash refuses of course, and Taskmaster gives up on him like he did Spider-Man.
- Walking Spoiler: Notice something here? He bonds to the Venom symbiote in the third season.
- Wrong Side of the Tracks: Spidey tracks Flash down in order to protect him from the rampaging Rhino, only to find out that Flash and his (mostly absent) family live in an abandoned Car Gas and Service Station.
- You Can't Go Home Again: It doesn't look like he's returned to Midtown High yet, likely for his own safety.
Amadeus Cho/Iron Spider
- Always Someone Better: Peter was once the smartest kid in school before Amadeus moved in, hence explaining their academic rivalry.
- Asian and Nerdy: Cho is one of the smartest kids at school despite his youth, rivalling Peter.
- Badass Bookworm: Moreso than Spidey.
- Composite Character: In the comics Iron Spider was one of Peter Parker's identities with Amadeus Cho being a completely separate character.
- Drives Like Crazy: Scarlet Spider thinks his piloting skills need work.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Investigating whatever it was that was pinging his armor at the Triskelion led to him unleashing Arnim Zola on the world again.
- Karma Houdini: He ends up accidentally causing the reawakening of Arnim Zola, but Spider-Man takes the blame not wanting Amadeus to get kicked out of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Powered Armor: He inherits the Iron Spider armour. But without it, he's a bit of a Non-Action Guy.
- Super Gullible: For all his intelligence, Amadeus seems to be a little on the suggestible side. He clearly believed Jameson's rants about Spider-Man being a "menace," and even bought Taskmaster's lie about Spidey stealing the Iron Spider armor from him, despite the villain having no evidence to support his claim.
- Teen Genius: He has an IQ even greater than Peter's. In fact, it's stated numerous times that he's literally the seventh most intelligent being on the planet.
The Scarlet Spider/Ben Reilly
A mysterious new character appearing at the start of Season 4, with a Mysterious Past, a bad attitude and a history with Doc Ock, who claims to be 'the first Spider'. After saving Peter's life and helping him defeat Ock and HYDRA, he reluctantly joins the Web Warriors.
- Ace Pilot: Somewhere along the line he learned how to fly very, very well. When Flash asks him about it, he just chuckles darkly and says nothing.
- Arch-Enemy: He hates Ock and with good reason. It's quite clear that, even if since it's a kids show and he's a good guy they can't come out and say it, he wants very badly to kill Ock. It's a front: he's really The Mole for Ock. When we find out he survived, he has it out for Ock for real this time.
- Artificial Human: He's revealed to be a Synthezoid created to kill Spider-Man in "Spider Slayers Part 2". However, he was imbued with too much of Peter Parker's DNA, making him more human than the others.
- The Atoner: Somewhat. He did something unspecified and terrible and has since lived in self-imposed exile. Averted, as it's all part of his act as he's helping Ock to defeat Spider-Man. Then Played Straight when performs a Heel–Face Turn and a Heroic Sacrifice in atonement for acting as the mole for Ock and on his return, when he does everything he can to regain the Web Warriors' trust.
- Becoming the Mask: Ock sent him to infiltrate the Web-Warriors. Unfortunately for Ock, this ultimately led to Scarlet pulling a Heel–Face Turn and a Heroic Sacrifice, especially after hearing Ock admit he doesn't care about anything.
- Berserk Button:
- Otto Octavius in general. It's an act as he's really working for Ock. After his Heel–Face Turn and on his reappearance, it's no longer an act.
- He also hates getting wet, persistently complaining about it in "Force of Nature." Though as Spidey points out..Spidey: You hate everything.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Like his comic book counterpart he can project stingers from his wrists, much to both Peter and Kraven's surprise.
- Broken Ace: As Kraven and Ock find out the hard way. He mows through HYDRA's Goblin Soldiers, isn't even slightly fazed by bouncing off cars and buses hard enough to dent them, is more than happy to pick a fight with Venom, picks up how to fly the Spider-Jet in no time at all, better than the guy who built it, and is excellent at improvising weaponry. However, he has a nasty temper and is prone to violence.
- Brutal Honesty: When Peter starts agonizing about how he needs to save the city in the 4th season premiere, he points that Spidey couldn't even save himself, having just saved his life.
- Catchphrase: He uses the word 'punk' a lot, probably in the place of his canon counterpart's swearing.
- Cloning Blues: It was implied that Scarlet Spider is a clone of Peter, given the character he is very heavily based on, and further hints like Ock declaring 'I created you!'. Turns out he is a clone—he's a synthezoid with Spider-Man's DNA. This causes an epic Heroic BSoD.
- Composite Character: He has the costume, attitude, scars, and powers of Kaine Parker, Peter's formerly evil and reluctantly heroic clone; but he has Ben Reilly's name — with Kaine being a flawed synthezoid copy of Ben who appears in "Spider Slayers Part 1." Also, like Ultimate Spider-Woman, he was created by Doctor Octopus instead of The Jackal.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Episode 6 hints that somewhere along the line, he was betrayed by his friends, explaining why he doesn't really trust anyone.
- Darker and Edgier: He's gruffer than Spidey, he wears red and black, he has wrist spikes and he's perfectly happy to go for an opponent's eyes.
- Dark and Troubled Past: While the truth of his account is questionable due to his memories being messed around with — as he told Peter and MJ in "The Spider Slayers Part 1" — he claims Ock tortured and experimented on him. Otto backs this up by claiming to have 'created' him, and there's something he did in his past that makes him see himself as a monster and live in self-imposed exile in the sewers. Also, he had friends in the past and they betrayed him. He's eventually revealed to be a synthezoid imbued with Spider-Man's DNA, but he chooses to live as a human.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Initially subverted. The colors of his costume are black and a darker shade of red, and he acts aloof all the time, But he seems to be one of the heroes. In reality, he's really in league with Ock, but it ends up Double Subverted when it is shown that he really is noble on the inside and cares for Aunt May.
- Dead Guy Junior: May names him Ben, after her late husband, Ben Parker.
- Deadpan Snarker: Much darker and much more deadpan than Spidey, but it's there.
- Decomposite Character: He's based on Kaine post-Heel–Face Turn, but he's not this universe's Kaine, who's a separate clone.
- The Dragon: Was secretly Ock's main lackey, but after all Aunt May had shown him, and finding out Ock doesn't care for him, he turns against him for good.
- Expy: He can be compared to Skaar from Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Both are new characters of unknown background who join a team of the same theme and powers, Both can slash with blades and finally, both were moles who work for scientist Big Bads, But later redeemed themselves and in hindsight both shows are made by the same company.
- Evil All Along: As said by Scarlet Spider himself, he only saved Spider-Man from drowning, made-up a sob story, and pretended to join the Web Warriors in order to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D. for Doc Ock. Fortunately to Spidey, he does eventually come around.
- Faking the Dead: Turns out he survived the crash of Hydra Island; he faked his own death because he didn't want the Web Warriors to find him and interfere with his quest to unlock his past. That and the fact that he'd be tried for treason against S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Foil: He's a mirror image of Spidey, with the same powers (mostly), a dark version of his origin (and his costume), considering himself to be a monster and a freak, isolating himself from others in a fashion not unlike Spidey prior to the series beginning, he doesn't have much of a sense of humour and relatively speaking, he is The Quiet One, who would much prefer to fight than talk.
- Good is Not Nice: His first action on appearing is to save Peter's life. His second action is to bluntly inform him that he's unlikely to be able to save the city since he couldn't even save himself. Then again, he wasn't really good to begin with, at least until he starts Becoming the Mask and shows he really does care for May and Peter.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Will happily start a fight at the drop of a hat.
- Head Butting Heroes: He and Flash quickly take a dislike to each other and Spidey more than once has to prevent them from getting into a fight.
- Heroic BSoD: Winds up in a major one after finding out that he's part synthezoid and worse, made to lead the Spider-Slayers, HYDRA's superpowered hit squad.
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of "The New Sinister Six Part 2", he shoves May and Peter in an escape pod to get them clear of Octopus Island, then controls it into a manged descent into the Hudson so it won't hurt anyone when it crashes. He does, however, survive it.
- Hidden Heart of Gold:
- He's not quite as much of a jerk as he pretends to be, quoting Spidey's 'spiders stick together' line back at him at the end. Also, despite his repeated claims that everyone should look out for themselves and that they should leave a symbiote free Flash behind because he's slowing them down, he's seen carrying the latter and carefully propping him against a wall.
- In "Force of Nature", May sees straight through it, pointing out that if he was as much of a cynical, selfish ass as he pretended to be, he wouldn't be there to help someone he didn't even know.
- Subverted in "The New Sinister 6, Part 1", as if anything, he's really a worse jerkass than he seems as he's in league with Octavius. He ends up performing a Heel–Face Turn and a Heroic Sacrifice, however.
- I Work Alone: This is his whole mentality, and isn't accustomed to the whole "team" thing. He only agrees to stay with the Web Warriors until he gets a shot at Doc Ock. In reality, he has no problem working with others as he's really in league with Ock as his mole and is part of Ock's Sinister Seven. Then, following his redemption, he plays it straight again, stating that following his presumed Heroic Sacrifice that 'he didn't want to be found.'
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Apparently, that's his main approach. Scarlet looks forward to the "Jack Bauer" part of it more than the answers.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Scarlet may be cynical, yet brutally honest, yet he constantly chastizes Spidey for being too trusting of others, even warning him that it will backfire on him someday. The irony of it all is that Scarlet Spider ends up being the jerkass who took advantage of Peter's trust and betrays it. Then, after his Heroic Sacrifice and during the "Spider Slayers" arc, he justifies Peter's faith in him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a very bad attitude, he'll start a fight at the drop of a hat and at first subscribes to a doctrine of 'don't get involved', with Spidey only talking him into doing so by pointing out that if Scarlet helped, he'd likely get a shot at Ock. It's really Jerk with a Heart of Jerk as he's in league with Ock and is his mole, But turns out to be more of a Jerk with A Heart of Jerk with A Heart of Gold.
- Knight in Sour Armour: Reluctantly joins Spidey in taking down Ock and HYDRA, then comes back to save the Web Warriors. All part of the plan to endear himself to the Web Warriors as part of his cover. Ends up, with some encouragement and a Heel–Face Turn, Becoming the Mask.
- Lighter and Softer: It's safe to say he will be this compared to his canon counterpart, who has little problem killing, torturing or maiming criminals, thanks to the nature of the show. That said, on his reappearance following his Heroic Sacrifice, he alludes to... persuading a couple of HYDRA mooks to find out where to go next on his search for Octavius.
- Made of Iron: Bouncing off cars and buses hard enough to dent them doesn't even faze him.
- The Mole: His hatred for Doctor Octopus is a front and he's really working for him. Then, once he realises that Ock sees him as a tool, he executes a Heel–Face Turn and his hatred becomes genuine.
- Morality Pet: Takes a liking to both Aunt May and Peter. While he does betray Spider-Man and is working for Ock, he still cares for Aunt May, and won't harm her to get the key Octavius needs, and it's largely her influence that persuades him to execute a Heel–Face Turn, Becoming the Mask.
- Mysterious Past: Apparently a considerable portion of Season 4 will be dedicated to figuring his out. On a more general note, where has he been all this time? And what has he been up to?
- Episode 2 reveals that he's a former subject of Ock's experiments, the he has been living in the sewers ever since he escaped and that he's done something that he can't forgive himself for. He's also peculiarly protective of Spidey.
- Episode 6 reveals that he has major trust issues and doesn't believe that (after being kidnapped) Spidey will bother coming for him, repeatedly saying that friends abandon you.
- In Episode 9, he doesn't even remember his true name, so Aunt May decides to give him the name Ben, after her late husband.
- In Episode 10, it's revealed that he's really The Mole for Ock.
- In Episode 11, it's revealed that Ock took him off the streets and gave him his powers, hence Scarlet's loyalty to him - though he does make a Heel–Face Turn once it becomes clear that Ock doesn't care about him and Spidey and May spend the entire episode pushing his buttons and pleading with him.
- In Episode 22, following his reappearance, it's revealed that he's part clone of Peter and part synthezoid. He does not take this well.
- Never Found the Body: After his Heroic Sacrifice. He's revealed to have survived in Spider-Slayers: Part 1.
- Not So Above It All: Quotes Spidey's 'spiders stick together' line back at him at the end.
- The Pig-Pen: He's spent who knows how long living in a sewer and has the smell to match, as more than one character remarks.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: A subversion. His color scheme fits the bill and he's not exactly Mister Nice Guy, but he's a hero. In reality, it's Double Subverted, as he's really working for Doctor Octopus then, but gets Triple Subverted by his Heel–Face Turn.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: As with his canon counterpart, his costume has big red eyes and he's not to be trifled with...and he happened to be one of the bad guys.
- Redemption Equals Death: Pulls a Heel–Face Turn after Peter and Aunt May appeal to him, then pulls a Heroic Sacrifice that saves New York. Turns out, he's alive and well. He just didn't want to be found.
- Significant Name Overlap: In-Universe, Flash previously (and briefly) took up the Scarlet Spider name as a wannabe hero.
- Sociopathic Hero: He reacts with notable glee when the chance for some 'interrogation' comes up. He also comes out with the immortal line, "Finally, something I can slash." He's really just a regular sociopath as he's in league with Ock to betray Spider-Man, before executing a Heel–Face Turn after Becoming the Mask.
- Sour Supporter: He'll follow Spidey anywhere, complaining the whole way. But complaining or not, he'll still follow him, at least until he gets the first shot at Doc Ock. Or get Spidey to Ock. After his Heel–Face Turn, he will largely support Spidey.
- This Is Un Forgivable: He really doesn't like being betrayed. Then again, he has no problem doing the betraying...Now he can't forgive himself for that either.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to grow into this with Flash, happily sparring with him. It's a ruse, considering he's in league with Ock - though his reluctance to actually hurt Flash when they finally get into it, despite being more than capable of doing so, speaks volumes. After his Heel–Face Turn and the revelation that he survived his Heroic Sacrifice, he is particularly focused on regaining Flash's trust.
- Walking Spoiler: Episode 10, "The New Sinister 6, Part 1" is a Wham Episode that reveals that his hatred for Ock is a ruse, and he is the true mole for Ock as he betrays Peter to Ock and unmasked Peter in front of the villain, before pulling a Heel–Face Turn in Episode 11 and performing a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Wolverine Claws: His stingers function as these, much to Kraven's surprise.
- Wrong Side of the Tracks: He lives in an Absurdly-Spacious Sewer. As a result, he smells.
The Gwen Stacy of Miles Morales's universe, she was a friend of the late-Peter Parker. After the death of her universe's Peter, and Miles Morales going MIA at the start of the season, Gwen decided to fill the void left and became Spider-Woman.
- Adaptational Badass: Crossed with Adaptational Wimp, since she is a Composite Character of Earth-65 Spider-Gwen and the Gwen Stacy of Earth 1610. Earth-1610 Gwen Stacy was never a crime fighter, but Earth-65 Spider-Gwen actually has superpowers while this Gwen emulates them through technology.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: This version of Spider-Gwen doesn't have natural Spider-powers, they're all in her suit.
- Badass Normal: She's the only Spider that doesn't have powers of any kind.
- Composite Character: This version of Gwen Stacy is a mixture of both Spider-Gwen and Ultimate Gwen Stacy. She shares the former's costume while being from Miles' Universe like the latter.
- Legacy Hero: To both Peter and Miles, taking up the role of spider-themed superhero when the latter disappeared.
- Passing the Torch: When Miles and Rio opted to return to Peter's world, Gwen gets the go-ahead to watch over Miles's world.
- Powered Armor: Unlike Peter and Miles, Gwen's powers are all technology based and rooted to her Spider-Suit.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man/Blood SpiderThe last human superhero of a nineteenth century style New York, where the city has been taken over by the Lizard King and his army of vampires.
- Appropriated Appellation: He used to go by Spider-Man, after all the other superheroes were turned they started calling him Blood Spider because they saw him as food.
- Arch-Enemy: The Lizard King.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: He's dusted vampires that used to be his friends so many times that he actually wishes they'd stay dusted.
- Zombie Infectee: Downplayed, he gets bitten during the trio's first battle with the Lizard King and Wolf Spider, but has Peter and Miles use his blood to develop a cure.
Peter Parker/Web-Beard, the Sea LordA paranoid pirate from a zany cartoon world, he was marooned on an island after mutinying.
- Cloudcuckoolander: This coupled with his voice actor, you'd think he was Deadpool.
- Companion Cube: Coco a coconut he drew a face on.
- Talk Like a Pirate: Lampshaded, it's apparently not how he normally talks he just does it as part of the aesthetic.
- Token Human: The rest of his crew consists of his universe's versions of Howard the Duck, Rocket Raccoon and Cosmo the Space Dog, And Groot if you count the their ship.
Peter Parker/Web-SlingerNephew of the town's former sheriff and a vigilante outlaw fighting against the tyranny of the new sheriff Doc Ock Holiday.
- Cowardly Lion: Was ready to leave after his shooting hand was injured, but the knowledge that Uncle Ben would want him to stay and fight made him come back.
Aunt May Parker
- Adaptational Badass: She's significantly more energetic, combative and capable of defending herself than most versions of the character.
- Age Lift: She is noticeably younger looking then most portrayals.
- Badass Bystander: She saves Coulson and Spider-Man from the Beetle.
- Badass Normal: Not on the level of a superhero, but she can still keep up.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Both played straight and adverted. Here Aunt May is a real looker, very beautiful, and very cute, for a woman in her late 40's.
- Cool Old Lady: She has a job and does yoga, bowling, and cooking class.
- Mama Bear: Well, aunt technically, but when Peter (as Spidey) was in danger from The Absorbing Man in "Contest of Champions: Part Three", she jumped in with a series of martial arts blows to protect him. It didn't really do anything other than piss The Absorbing Man off, but she gets points for the effort.
- Never Mess with Granny: The Beetle learned the hard way that she doesn't make for a very good hostage.
- Nice Girl: May is very motherly, caring and sweet to her nephew.
- Parental Substitute: Peter will proudly proclaim her to be as good as, if not better than, anyone else's parents and Sam becomes attached to May due to never having had parents.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: In "Contest of Champions: Part Three", she reveals she knew Peter was Spider-Man.
- Silver Vixen: Here Aunt May is a real looker, and catches the attention of Agent Coulson. Of course, her somewhat younger look is at least based on her Ultimate comics counterpart.
Mary Jane Watson/Spider-Woman/Carnage Queen
- Adaptational Badass: This version of MJ is a host to the Carnage Symbiote and later a version of Spider-Woman.
- Angst? What Angst?: Her reaction to waking from destroying Carnage Queen and finding out three of her classmates (two best-friends and one possible crush) are heroes.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: As Carnage Queen and later as Spider-Woman, she turns her arms into swords, axe blades, and maces.
- The Bus Came Back: After gradually appearing less, she appears for the first time in "The Symbiote Saga" where she even gets the Ascended Extra treatment as Carnage Queen. She manages to tame the Carnage Symbiote to use heroically as Spider-Woman.
- Childhood Friend: To Peter.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Subverted. She and Pete jumped the gun when they were young and ended up being grossed out at the prospect of dating.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: No longer appears after Season 2. Averted in Season 4 as of "The Symbiote Saga", and she was saved for a rather important role.
- Composite Character: This version is a photographer, which is usually a trait given to Peter Parker. She later is a host to the Carnage symbiote, with the Carnage Queen taking traits from the Spider-Queen and the All-mother as a leader of a spider/wasp infestation, and Riot in using maces. She's lastly the show's version of Spider-Woman, although there are a few Alternate Universe comic versions that are Spider-Woman, most notably the Exiles storyline.
- Creepy Awesome: Her Carnage Queen persona is both frightening and badass.
- Deadpan Snarker: As Spider-Man notes in "The Spider Slayers, Part 1", Mary Jane knows how to dish out the sarcastic quips almost as well as Peter does.
- The Dreaded: As Carnage Queen, even Morbius and Crossbones seem freaked out by her.
- Expy: A lot of fans feel like she bears more similarities with a younger Lois Lane rather than her traditional portrayal.
- Fearless Fool: Played with. While documenting Spidey and Hulk fighting an electric monster, she is clearly terrified but it doesn't stop her from still filming the whole thing. Later she goes to a Intern Interview at the Daily Bugle despite knowing that JJJ has a very angry Beetle coming for JJJ. Even JJJ wasn't brave or foolish enough to do that, opting instead to do the interview via telecom.
- Fiery Redhead: It would be best for all involved to just let her have her way.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: In "The Symbiote Saga, Part 3", she overrides Carnage's obsession with chaos and starts breeding a hive of increasingly sophisticated and powerful symbiote-monsters.
- Groin Attack: Delivers one to poor Trapster in "I Am Spider-Man".
- Nice Girl: MJ is loads compassionate to other people, even Spider-Man.
- Out of Focus: Compared to Team Spidey, at least. See the number of tropes for her, and number of tropes on other characters.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: In "The Symbiote Saga, Part 3", she is taken over by the Carnage symbiote and calls herself Carnage Queen. She retains the color scheme as Spider-Woman but is more heroic.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In "The Spider Slayers, Part 1", when she reveals she's still bonded to the Carnage symbiote, her irises glow red.
- Refusal of the Call: In "The Spider Slayers, Part 1", she initially refuses Spider-Man's offer to join the Web Warriors and refutes his "With great power comes great responsibility" speech by pointing out that being a superhero isn't the only form of responsibility, and that becoming a hero wouldn't mesh with her life plans.
- Ship Tease: Despite the first episode stating they were grossed out as kids to be a couple, "The Symbiote Saga, Part 3" gives off quite a bit of this. The two even lock eyes for a brief moment that could qualify as an Almost Kiss. Maybe this couple might make it back into the series after all.
- The two are seemingly on a date at the start of "The Spider Slayers, Part One". With MJ being Spider-Woman, it's completely likely we may see more of this.
- Took a Level in Badass: As Carnage Queen, she was able to take on Morbius, Spider-Man, Agent Venom, Patrioteer, and Crossbones without doing much. She further manages to tame it and use its power to become Spider-Woman.
J. Jonah Jameson
- Adaptational Jerkass: This Jonah Jameson has been Flanderized to the point his Hidden Depths are practically gone, and unlike his comic book counterpart seems to have very little regard for the security of his employees. His hatred of Spider-Man also is a lot less justified and a lot more hypocritical.
- Alternate Self: Spider-Man's travels through the multiverse establish quickly that Jameson pretty much exists on every world to hate Spider-Man. In the The Spider-Verse episodes Spider-Man encounters: a hologram version in the year 2099, a gender swapped version named J. Joanna Jameson, one from Spider-Ham's world named J. Jonah Jackal,a version from Miles Morales' world, a version from Spider-Man Noir's world, and one from Spyder-Knight's world named J. Jonah James' Son. The Spider-Verse comic has Spider-Man briefly meet Jameson's counterpart from Earth-67.
- Blatant Lies: Regarding Spider-Man; Every. Single. Word. Since Spider-Man's reputation took a turn after joining the Avengers, everything Jameson says is very much now an invitation for death-threats. Or it would, if Loki didn’t ruin Spider-man’s reputation.
- Bullying a Dragon: Publically insulted and provoked the Beetle into coming and getting him, with a predictable reaction. Downplayed in that he was at least smart enough to not stay in the building at the time of the attack, but he still exposed all his employees to a rampaging terrorist in the process.
- Character Exaggeration: His obsession with Spidey is far greater in this series. In "Strange", he insults the webslinger while under Nightmare's sleeping spell (which Spidey acknowledges as unsettling). And the first thing he does when the spell is broken is yell out "Spider-Man stinks!"
- Doting Parent: To his son, John, proving that he's not all bad.
- Flanderization: In most versions he's simply a somewhat jerky newspaper man with a somewhat justified hatred to Spider-Man. Here all he does is go on for hours on various Bugle Jumbotrons about what a menace Spider-Man is despite knowing full well that he's now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. It also shown that his negative PR campaign is working better then normal and has turned almost the whole city against him. This is further shown in "Spider-Verse" where nearly every alternate Spider-Man has a similar Jameson berating him in the same manner.
- The Ghost: Played with; we do see him onscreen, but only as someone talking on TV. He's never been seen in flesh and blood by any of the characters so far. He only interacts with the main characters in an episode when his son was in danger, but he still doesn't interact with them in person.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He still shows that he's not simply an ordinary Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, either. A good example would be where he gave Mary Jane a new video camera.
- Hypocrite: As usual, he keeps yelling about how Spider-Man is a menace and should be stopped. Yet, he will praise any Spider-Man copycat or impersonator that will show up.
- Irrational Hatred: His rants against Spider-Man have become the stuff of legend. Throughout the series, Jameson blames Spider-Man for just about anything. His diatribes manage to get 99% of the city to hate Spidey.
- It's All About Me: In "Electro", he believed that the city-wide blackout caused by Electro was a distraction, with the villain and Spider-Man working together... to sabotage Jameson's new communications satellite.
- Jerkass: It wouldn't be J. Jonah Jameson if he weren't one.
- Large Ham: See No Indoor Voice.
- Malicious Slander: Jameson never stops claiming how Spider-Man is a criminal despite all evidence to the contrary.
- No Indoor Voice: Lampshaded by Spider-Man.
- "And a good morning to you, J. Jonah Loudmouth!"
- Pet the Dog: Even though Mary Jane made a scoop he didn't approve of, he still rewarded her by sending her a new camera.
- Strawman News Media: Once again this is a given, though here it seems to be taken to a ridiculous extreme.
- Stubborn Mule: Jameson never admits to being wrong about anything, in particular Spider-Man.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In "Spidah Man", one of the reasons Spidey spent most of the episode in Boston was Jameson offering ten million dollars to whoever unmasks Spidey. At the end of the episode, he was seen announcing the reward has been called off and claiming it had nothing to do with his newspaper's sales having decreased as a consequence of Spider-Man leaving New York.
- The Television Talks Back: Jameson has at various points directly addressed Spider-Man via the Jumbotron screens.
- Ungrateful Bastard:
- Spider-Man's team once protected him from the Beetle. Didn't stop him from yelling about Spider-Man being a menace.
- Instead of thanking Spider-Man for bringing his son back alive, Jameson was blaming him and SHIELD for turning John Jameson into a freak. Nick Fury was understandably pissed by how ungrateful he was and sticks it to him.
Skurge the Executioner
- Adaptational Heroism: Sort of. While his personality is more-or-less the same, here he's just hunting Spidey because of a misunderstanding caused by Loki, rather than a Mad Love for the Enchantress as in the comics. This is further downplayed in "Contest of Champions" where he's on the villain's team.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Was shocked to discover the pig he'd been hunting was a transfigured human.
- Graceful Loser: After the horn to call off the hunt is sounded, he calmly lets Spider-Man go and congratulates him for doing what no one else he hunted could do: outrun the Executioner.
- Physical God: It's something to be expected when you come from the same race as Loki and Thor.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He was only after Spider-Man until the horn sounded and ended the Asgardian Boar Hunt. After that, he wasn't one to hold a grudge.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Is part of the villains fighting for The Grand Master's in the Contest of Champions arc.
- Worthy Opponent: He sees Spider-Man as one, being the only one thus far to outlast him.
The kooky and random school janitor.
- Adaptational Badass: As far as being one of Stan Lee's many cameo characters goes. This one is a former founding S.H.I.E.L.D agent capable of going up against The Lizard. He even kicks ass alongside Spider-Man in a CMOA when defending the school from the Carnage Symbiote.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Stan By Me" has him help track down the Lizard.
- Almighty Janitor: Especially during "Stan By Me".
- Cool Old Guy: It's Stan Lee, what did you expect? Being a retired founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. helps, too.
- Creator Cameo: Of Stan Lee of course, the Trope Codifier.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Usually has a comic relief role, but has many Hidden Depths like being a founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Though he appears a little younger than the real Stan.
- Retired Badass: Comes with the territory when you're a retired and founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A young nanny who finds herself trapped in a museum with the kids she's supposed to look after. She ends up teaming up with Spider-Man to fight Morgan Le Fay.
All tropes pertaining to the original character go to the Jessie page.
- Adaptational Badass: She fought Morgan Le Fay head on, and on her own. That alone should say something. Anyone who has watched her series would know she has military training.
- Empowered Badass Normal: It's implied that the magic sword gives her the same aerobatic abilities as Spidey.
- Guile Hero: She tricks Morgan into thinking that's giving up the sword so she could get an easy blow. It wasn't enough to stop her, but you gotta hand it to Jessie. That was smart.
- Unfazed Everyman: With all the adventures she's been through prior to meeting Spidey, she isn't all that fazed by evil witches or museums exhibits coming to life.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Not as cheeky as Spidey's taunts, but she has her moments.Jessie: Maybe you haven't heard, but it's the 21st Century and you're just not hip anymore!
New Warriors/S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy
A boy who has the ability to warp anyone within a pocket-dimension inside him. Works alongside Dagger. Originally found by Taskmaster, but does a Heel–Face Turn once Spider-Man saved him from death by turbine.
- Another Dimension: This is his primary power.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Spider-Man saves him from a turbine blender, he joins SHIELD Academy with the rest of the recruits.
- In the Hood: How he's usually seen.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Dagger had to do this when Cloak was possessed by Dormammu.
A girl whose able to create daggers out of Hard Light, and partner to Cloak. Originally worked for Taskmaster, until Spider-Man saving Cloak convinced her to do a Heel–Face Turn.
- Adaptational Modesty: In her original costume, the grey portion was white, while the white part... wasn't.
- Flechette Storm: Well, Hard Light Dagger Storm, but one can't be too choosy.
- Hard Light: What her weapons are made out of.
- Heel–Face Turn: Worked for Taskmaster at first, but changed sides after Spider-Man saved Cloak.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: Her power allows her to create weapons and energy blasts and can also purify you of demonic influence with the right amount.
- Adaptational Dumbass: In the comics, Squirrel Girl, while not a genius, is of at least above-average intelligence. Here, she's The Ditz, which may go a long way to explain why she's also...
- Adaptational Wimp: Still not one to be trifled with, and a bit of a Lethal Joke Character, but compared to her comic book self she's far less successful and much easier to take out.
- Badass Adorable: A given for her: she may be a cute girl with a giant, bushy squirrel-tail, but make no mistake that she knows how to kick your ass seven ways to Sunday.
- The Beastmaster: She can talk to and command squirrels, and is usually accompanied by a number of them, including Tippy-Toe, Monkey Joe and Mr. Lieberman.
- Berserk Button: Do not make the mistake of calling her "Rat Girl."
- Borrowed Catchphrase: She states "I am just your friendly neighborhood Squirrel Girl" to Spider-Man just before heading off. Something Spider-Man calls her out on.
- Character Tic: She often adopts squirrel-like body language and gestures. Most notably Running on All Fours with squirrel-like hops.
- Destructive Saviour: Her methods of handling villains needs A BIT of work.
- The Ditz: This incarnation of Squirrel Girl can come across as... not very bright, and is often not quite on the same page as everyone else.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Cameoed a few times (like for an advertisement for perfume) prior to her debut in "The Next Iron Spider".
- Spared by the Adaptation: Monkey Joe, who in the comics was Squirrel Girl's original squirrel partner, but was killed and eventually replaced by Tippy-Toe. In this show, both Monkey Joe and Tippy-Toe, along with several other squirrels, are Squirrel Girl's constant companions.
- Speech Impediment: Has a bit of a lisp.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Of all possible characters, Monkey Joe and Agent Venom.
- The Swarm: Does this with her squirrels against Juggernaut.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He and Zabu are completely absent from season four.
- Fish out of Water: Downplayed, but still applies to Ka-Zar during his first visit to New York. He's a little overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds and smells.
- Papa Wolf: Ka-Zar is fiercely protective of Zabu, who he refers to as his "brother".
- Raised by Wolves: He's lived in the Savage Land all his life, although he's surprisingly adept with SHIELD's advanced technology and speaks fluent English.
- Younger and Hipper: He's an adult in the comics.
- Fish People: He has scales and a fin on his head like a fish.
- Foreign Exchange Student: He is said to be this at SHIELD Academy in his first major episode, 'Inhumanity'.
- The Unpronounceable: He calls Spider-Man 'Spitter-Man' due to having trouble pronouncing. However, he can still pronounce Spidey's usual nickname just like everyone else.
- Unusual Pets for Unusual People: Sort of as according to Nova in the episode 'Inhumanity', Triton's pet fish is his only friend, which lives in a fish bowl in his locker.
- Warrior Prince: He is a member of the Inhuman Royal Family, and one of the best fighters in their city of Attilan.