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Character sheet for the antagonists of Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. For the show's protagonists and supporting characters, see here. For Ultimate Spider-Man comics, see here.


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    Green Goblin/Iron Patriot/Norman Osborn 

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin/Iron Patriot

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Voiced by: Steven Weber

  • Abusive Parents: Zigzagged. Norman starts off as the neglectful but caring type to Harry Osborn. Then he finds out that his son is the Venom symbiote's host and is more willing to take advantage of that fact. But when Doc Ock goes after both him and his son, Norman shows concern for his son. As the Green Goblin, he not only does he shock his own son into being Venom again, he leaves Harry to drown when Harry rejects the Venom symbiote. Later, Goblin drops Harry from a great height. But as a human again, he's a more concerned loving father this time. But as the Goblin once again, Harry's on the list of people he plans to hurt just to spite Peter after learning he's Spider-Man.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Within the show, he's officially dubbed "The Goblin" rather than "The Green Goblin" like in every other depiction. Some characters still call him a green goblin, but most cases seems to be a description rather than his actual title. Promotional materials also tend to refer to him as "The Green Goblin", likely because he is otherwise the same character and the codename is more well-known.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Once he gets past his Chronic Villainy, he actually gets to be a decently standup parent for Harry and engages in some genuine heroism as the Iron Patriot. Even back when he was a villain unless he was the Goblin, he wasn't nearly as much of a Jerkass as his main 616 counterpart.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: While a hulking monster like the Goblin of the Ultimate Marvel comics, this version also uses pumpkin bombs and a glider.
  • Admiring the Abomination: His reaction when his son turns into Venom right in front of him.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Norman lost all memory of Goblin's last battle with Spider-Man, including knowledge of Peter's secret identity. He's been on the path of a Heel–Face Turn since that point. However, he later regains his memory from when he was Goblin, but thankfully, keeps Peter's identity secret rather than resume animosity.
  • The Atoner: In "Second Chance Hero" as the Iron Patriot. Unfortunately, it doesn't last due to Doc Ock injecting him with Goblin serum again.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Can be seen as one to Iron Man, the same ego, the same problem with villains using their tech, the same atoner mentality post a traumatic momment in their life. On the other hand, Norman was actively a Corrupt Corporate Executive instead of Iron Man's well-meaning arms dealer background, and the nature of the traumatic event, are the differing factors.
  • Bad Boss: Before he and Otto Octavius parted ways, was one to Otto. He may have saved Otto's life after the accident, but he then locked Doc Ock away from the rest of the world, verbally abuses Doc Ock, and tried to kill Doc Ock when possibly compromised.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Uh... Norman? Those symbiote-enhanced Spider-Mercenaries you wanted in Season 1? Otto finally got around to making them... and they're about to kick your ass in Season 2.
  • Berserk Button: After being cured the first time, he hates being called Goblin.
  • Big Bad: His efforts to replicate and weaponize Spider-Man's powers give him the main antagonist role at first, and his repeated appearances and personal attacks on peter's life combined with his more sinister plans allow him to keep it despite the more Monster of the Week format the show has. Until he's finally cured and not turn into the Goblin again, replacing him with Doc Ock as the main antagonist.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When interacting with Harry and Peter, he actually acts like a pretty nice guy. Behind closed doors, however...
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Goblin's sclera turn black when transforming into the Spider-Goblin, and he gets crazier than ever.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In "Venom Bomb", Spider-Man forces Doctor Octopus to cure Norman. It doesn't last long though.
    • It does happen again in "Spider-Verse" when Spider-Man get's Electro to zap him back from being the Spider-Goblin. To the point where he no longer remembers being him.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first episode, he actually gets angry at the Frightful Four and in turn Doc Ock for attacking the high school where his son is, showing that, while he is dismissive, he does care. Most later episodes drop this character trait, and he even attempts to manipulate Harry when he finds out that his son is the Venom symbiote's host.
    • Zigzagged later on: "The Iron Octopus" and "Second Chance Hero" have him go back to the neglectful but caring father but the episodes between? See Abusive Parents above.
  • Chronic Villainy: After being cured at the end of "Venom Bomb", he genuinely tries to atone for his act by being a better father to Harry and being a super-hero as Iron Patriot... only to have Doc Ock kidnap him a few episodes later and turn him back into the Goblin. He's once again cured at the end of "Spider-Verse", and it's implied the Goblin may be gone for good. He made himself immune to Goblin serum, but that doesn't mean someone else can't be the Goblin.
  • Composite Character:
    • He is similar in appearance to the Ultimate version's Hulk-like mutation and a part in Spider-Man's origin. On the other hand, he uses the same tech and glider as his mainstream incarnation which he stole from Curt Connors.
    • In-Universe, Spidey notes how his Iron Patriot persona is one of Iron Man and Captain America.
      • His Iron Patriot colors resembles the second Iron Patriot armor of the comics and the MCU design.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's Oscorp's CEO, but is interested in creating an army of Spider-Mercinaries. He's stopped doing that ever since.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has high-tech weapons hidden in his office in case someone tried to attack him.
  • Create Your Own Villain: He was working with Octavius when the explosion went off. He saved his life, but forced him away from the public eye, leading to resentment, and eventually him becoming The Starscream as Doctor Octopus.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: While he starts out as decently good at hiding his real motivations, he displays more and more signs of insanity and rage as the story goes on. Lampshaded in "The Reveal": when Spider-Man learns he was the one behind Octavius, Peter has a flashback of several scenes clearly hinting at Osborn's insanity and obsession with Spider-Man, resulting in realizing Peter should have seen it coming.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When the Frightful Four attack his son's school, he is genuinely worried for Harry. On the other hand, he's not adverse to taking advantage of the fact that Harry was the Venom symbiote's host and that a blood sample may still hold remnants.
  • Evil Feels Good: In the season 2 finale, Spider-Man demands to know why Goblin is so full of hate. He doesn't give an answer, but this could be the only reason.
  • Evil Is Hammy: As the Goblin, big time. Especially in season 2.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Goblin has a deep, raspy voice.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Goblin has all of Osborn's intellect in a Hulk-sized body.
  • Genre Blind: He actually didn't see Octavius's betrayal coming, despite how obvious he had it coming.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Mentions as the Goblin that he envied the power Spider-Man has.
  • Hand Blast: A bulky three-fingered gauntlet that delivers electrical pulses, which he later replaces as the Goblin.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In "Second Chance Hero", Osborn tries his hand at being a superhero as the Iron Patriot. Unfortunately, it doesn't last as Doc Ock turns him back into the Goblin in "Return of the Sinister Six".
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "Spider-Verse, Part 4", he's truly back. "HYDRA Attacks" reveals Osvorn decided to never be Goblin again by making an antidote that also vaccinates to prevent future transformations, proving himself immune when Doc Ock tries this again. As of "Iron Vulture" and "Anti-Venom", he now fights as the heroic Iron Patriot.
  • Hulking Out: The Goblin bulks up massively.
  • Hulk Speak: Initially, following his Goblin transformation, due to his head being messed up by the mutation. He's quick to develop the ability to speak properly again however, thanks to his brain being enhanced; later episodes show he can already express himself as clearly as before.
  • Humiliation Conga: In "Revealed", Doc Ock turn against him for the abuse he suffered by giving him the serum that transforms him into the Green Goblin. Ock also insulted Norman's genius by telling him that he never figured out himself that his own company practically created Spider-Man.
  • Karma Houdini: Osborn gets away scot-free with his schemes at season 1's end.
  • Kick the Dog: His treatment of Otto Octavius; the worst part is, he seems to believe he was doing the right thing.
    • The Goblin's treatment of Harry consists of this. Two major moments in particular are abandoning his son to drown in "Rise of the Goblin" because Harry rejected the Venom symbiote and telling Harry how proud he is of his son in "Carnage" only to drop Harry to certain doom right after. Also, in the season 2 finale, he threatens to kill Harry to spite Spider-Man.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Minus the comedy quirks, he is played dead serious as the Green Goblin.
  • Leader Wannabe: Tries to take charge of Spidey's team in "Return of the Sinister Six". It doesn't go well; When the Sinister Six have the team against the ropes, Osborn, rather then offer words of encouragement or a new strategy, yells at the group to "fight harder!"
  • Manipulative Bastard: Toward his son, definitely.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: In season 1; he's completely passive, usually leaving the Spider-Man hunting to Doc Ock while he focus on his society. He doesn't even turn into the Goblin until season 1's finale.
    • In "The Iron Octopus", he does fire a few shots at Iron Man's armor with a big gun but it doesn't last.
  • One-Winged Angel:
    • The Goblin formula changes him from a human into a bulky monster with green skin, fangs, and solid yellow eyes.
    • Absorbing the DNA from multiple incarnations of Spider-Man turns him into an arachnid-like abomination dubbed Spider-Goblin.
  • Parental Neglect: Unlike most versions, the version doesn't appear to have any Abusive Parent traits, but he's still neglecting Harry because of his work and his obsession with Spider-Man. It gets worse as the story goes on.
  • Powered Armor: Iron Patriot "borrows" some of Tony Stark's designs with Steve Rogers's colors.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: During the finale, he tells Spider-Man remembering learning Peter's true identity. He explains that he kept the secret as a way to atone for all the things he'd done as the Goblin.
  • Slasher Smile: His expression while short-circuiting Iron Man's armor is... unsettling... It's a permanent feature as the Goblin.
  • So Proud of You: In "Carnage", Goblin finally tells Harry how his father (Norman) would have been proud of what Harry did, only to only to drop Harry to certain doom right after.
  • Transhuman Treachery: As the Goblin, once he develops a personality again.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Massively so in Season 4. However, it doesn't last because he and Spider-Man have a huge falling out as Spidey promised to take care of his son, but failed by getting Harry injured. He's back to being kind again by the finale.
  • Villain Takes an Interest:
    • For Spider-Man, as usual. Though amplified here, since he actually wants to get Spider-Man in order to create a whole super-soldier program from his DNA.
    • He takes one in his son when he realizes the Venom symbiote's remnants might still be in Harry's blood sample, and tells Spider-Man that he no longer needs Spider-Man. He also loses his interest in his son for rejecting the Venom symbiote in "Rise of the Goblin".
  • Why Are You Not My Son?: Thinks this of Peter. Deconstructed majorly in that thinking of Peter as his son means injecting with the Carnage symbiote as we see in "Carnage".
  • You Have Failed Me:
    • Once threatened Doc Ock with this after the Frightful Four's failure with Spider-Man's capture (though it's possible he was merely threatening to fire rather than kill). Fortunately, Doc Ock was later able to get a sample of Spider-Man's DNA which gets used to create the Venom symbiote, a result Norman found satisfying enough to keep Doc Ock. He eventually does inflict this in "Me Time" with a murder attempt, though he had a logical (at least pragmatic) reason to do so: if he had not blown up Doc Ock's lab, SHIELD would have been able to track the communications back to him.
    • Deems his own son unworthy after rejecting the Venom symbiote.
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    Venom/Anti-Venom/Patrioteer/Harry Osborn 

Harry Osborn/Venom/Anti-Venom/Patrioteer

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Voiced by: Matt Lanter

  • Adaptation Name Change: He dons the "American Son" armor his comics counterpart briefly wore, but calls himself "The Patrioteer".
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: As in the film versions, Harry is good looking here as opposed to his nebbish look in the comics, Spider-Man: The Animated Series and The Spectacular Spider-Man.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: As stated above, this is possibly the nicest version of Harry to date. This is mostly shown after Peter reveals being Spider-Man. Other incarnations of him react with anger and put a rift in their friendship. This version is actually thrilled for Peter and is still very loyal to him. Even before that, he was able to work things out with Spider-Man faster than said incarnations and became more willing to help him.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This version of Harry appears to be more heroic and nicer than both his comic and previous animated counterparts. This version even becomes a superhero himself.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike Anti-Venom's comic counterpart serving as Eddie Brock's Good Costume Switch, this version is created by Hydra with Harry Osborn as an unwilling host and to defeat Agent Venom.
  • Anti-Hero: During his brief stint as Symbiote Spider-Man, he was a lot more aggressive than Peter. As Patrioteer, he gets rid of this trait and becomes a Hero.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II; Harry has absolutely no control over the Venom Symbiote and clearly has no intention of being evil. He's also forced to villainy as Anti-Venom.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Briefly gains these before fully transforming into Venom.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After being turned back to normal temporarly several times, he finally rejects the Venom Symbiote once and for all in the Season 1 finale, causing his father to take it and leave to find a new host.
  • Chest Insignia: As Venom sports Venom's classic logo andthe same as Anti-Venom.
  • Combat Tentacles: He employs these as Venom and Anti-Venom.
  • Composite Character: Of Harry Osborn (original and Ultimate) — being Peter and Mary Jane Watson's closest friend, and his grudge against Spider-Man for ruining his relationship with his father, and Angelo Fortunate/Venom — the Venom symbiote's host whose considered inferior by his father. He's also the Anti-Venom symbiote's host as well.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Unlike MJ after he becomes Out of Focus he still appeared semi-frequently, if at irregular intervals.
  • The Dragon: Anti-Venom was briefly this to Doctor Octopus.
  • Evil Counterpart: Anti-Venom is one to Spider-Man and Agent Venom.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Harry manages this in "Carnage", forcing the Venom symbiote off him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Played both the same as usual with him angry that his father seems to pay more attention to someone else, in this case Spider-Man, and differently when he feels neglected because Peter's hanging out with his "detention buddies" rather than him. The emphasis on the latter helped make him a very sympathetic character.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sort of. Anti-Venom is used to destroy Carnage's hive.
  • Light Is Not Good: He is colored white as Anti-Venom.
  • The Not-Love Interest: With MJ demoted to childhood friend, Harry appears to be (unintentionally) upgraded to this trope. Peter's constant ditching and inability to tell Harry the truth puts a massive strain on their friendship. Besides that, the spat the two have in "Venom" comes off as a girlfriend leaving her boyfriend only for the two to make up later on and get back together. Complete with a female friend helping out the hapless "boyfriend" and the "girlfriend" venting about the relationship to family.
  • Power Armor: Sports one as the Patrioteer, similar to his father's Iron Patriot armor.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He once apparently couldn't tell that the fabric side of a mop is the part you clean with.
  • Start of Darkness: His start began the day his dad ran away to be the Green Goblin, which he blamed Spider-Man for. However, his recently-cured dad then convinces him to forgive him before he actually get any further.
  • The Symbiote: His costume as Venom and Anti-Venom.

  • Puppeteer Parasite: The Anti-Venom symbiote takes over Harry as an unwilling host.
  • Transformation Trinket: In "Back in Black", Harry initially uses a watch-like device to call up the black suit whenever he wants, keeping the Venom symbiote contained when not in use. In the end, though, the Venom symbiote still manages to manipulate Harry even with the watch which he destroys.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As usual, all he wants is his father's acknowledgement and approval. Explored more, too. We get plenty of scenes of Norman brushing off anything Harry does good (blaming his good grades on Peter is frequent, despite Peter's protests), and generally acts so aloof that his son will do anything to get his attention.

Sinister Six

    Doctor Octopus/Otto Octavius 

Dr. Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Admiring the Abomination: At first, Doc Ock's ploy to enlist the help of the Ultimate Green Goblin was because he was the only Goblin to have killed any version of Spider-Man. Once the Goblin sees that Hydra (via Baron Mordo) is trying to turn the Goblin into a puppet, the Goblin is declared uncontrollable, making him Not So Different in Doc Ock's eyes, saying "a monster by [his] own heart". Despite the fact that the Goblin nearly destroyed his reality and tossed him around like a ragdoll, Doc Ock acknowledges in the sewers that neither of them particularly favor Hydra's thinking, and claims he merely wanted an ally to help eliminate Spider-Man; the Goblin subsequently agrees to join at least Doc Ock, if not Hydra.
    Goblin: You wanted to control me. I cannot be controlled!
    Dr. Octopus: Nor I. It is Hydra who wanted to be your master. Otto Octavius only needs an ally...one who despises Spider-Man as much as I.
    Goblin: An ally....
  • And I Must Scream: By the end of "The Iron Octopus", he ends up trapped in Oscorp again, this time with no tentacles and in a healing tank, presumably conscious, but his crippled body ensures he's not gonna be moving again.
  • An Ice Person: His Iron Octopus armor has an ice beam.
  • Arch-Enemy: Interestingly, he is both this to Peter Parker and Norman Osborn.
  • Ax-Crazy: Despite his claims to the contrary, he is certainly not stable.
    Dr. Octopus: I. Am. Not. Insane!
  • Badass Normal: Doesn't actually have any superpowers himself, but can more than hold his own with his mechanical arms.
  • Bald of Evil: After being captured in Season 1 by Norman again his head was shaved. His hair appears to have grown back by Season 2. When he joins HYDRA and uses Swarm to give himself a makeover in Season 4, he goes back to bald, but his head looks arguably worse.
  • Big Bad: He finally Season 4's main antagonist, along with Hydra. However, this doesn't last, and he's taken off the Big Bad seat in "The Symbiote Saga".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He was The Heavy for season 1's first half, and far more active in the field than Norman ever was. However, his plans are much more conservative and he lacks the genetic power versatility Norman has. Finally it's completely subverted now Osborn choose not to be the Goblin again, even if forced.
  • Bishōnen Line: His second nanite form looks more slim and attractive and is much more stronger than what he used to be.
  • Body Horror: This version was never dying, only crippled and unclean. After uniting with HYDRA, he has adopted a look (but not the health) of his 616 counterpart's Ends of the Earth look; he has the Powered Armor down, but lacks the Incurable Cough of Death. That doesn't stop Doc Ock from looking extremely wrinkled under his breathing mask, though. He's returned to his normal appearance after the Carnage symbiote is removed off of him.
  • Cassandra Truth: Tries to tell everyone that Osborn ruined his life in "The Iron Octopus", but they either don't believe him or just assume him to be a madman.
  • The Chessmaster: Assorted the Sinister Six's various members to be able to combat Spider-Man's team based on their skillsets. And had the foresight to expand that into a Sinister Seven by having Scarlet Spider as The Mole, counting fully on Spider-Man's compassion to allow on the team and perform an episode-long bout of Kick the Dog.
  • Composite Character: He is like his 616 iteration as the Sinister Six's leader but is also like his Ultimate version as he's a subcontractor for Ocsorp and behind The Clone Saga as the creator of a clone of Spider-Man.
  • Cool Shades: To be more specific, red tinted glases in Season 1. He later moves on to goggles with a "+" engraving in Seasons 2 and 3 but later adopts strapless goggles that attach directly to his eyes in Season 4. May also count as Red Eyes, Take Warning.
  • Creepy Monotone: His voice is creepily calm and as a robotic reverberating effect to it.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He eventually causes Osborn's transformation into the Green Goblin as a revenge for the treatment he got.
  • The Dragon: To Norman Osborn once the series begins. "Spider-Slayers" reveals he was also one to Arnim Zola while creating an army of Spider-soldiers.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Following the season one finale, Doc Ock strikes out on his own, ultimately being the Big Bad for season 4's first arc.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Unlike his original counterpart where he was an Evil Cripple through years of battles, this version was crippled as the result of the very accident that grafted the tentacles to him until season 4 when he uses nanites to repair him.
  • Enemy Mine: A few times with Spidey, thanks in part to the good doctor's screw-ups. He briefly allies himself in "The Lizard" with Spider-Man when the Lizard visits, and does so again in "Venom Bomb" to stop the Goblin and the Venom-infected SHIELD staff. Both times, he makes a hasty escape.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In "Spider Slayers, Part 2", Doc Ock proves Spider-Man's assumptions that he'll betray them wrong, proclaiming himself a man of honor.
  • Evil Cripple: Because of an accident, he lost the use of his limbs. He uses his metal arms to work, fight and move around. He's still menacing and rather creepy. In "Spider Slayers, Part 2", it's shown that he developed a nanotech serum that would heal him of those deformities, allowing him to use his limbs again.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Surprisingly, Doc Ock can be quite cordial in the right situations, which serves to highlight when he's not. One good instance would be in "Venom Bomb", where he actually complements Spidey for his scientific acumen... only to turn around and use Spidey as bait for Venom while he finishes the cure. Another instance would be in "Anti-Venom" when Zola introduces him to Michael Morbius who had read extensively on his papers and even asked a symbiote question. Doc Ock works together with Morbius to create the Anti-Venom symbiote, but being the Insufferable Genius that he is, takes sole credit but notes Morbius's "minor" contribution. Even when Morbius outs how to disable Anti-Venom, Doc Ock doesn't berate Morbius for it and instead says it's All According to Plan.
  • Final Boss: Of the series.
    • Starter Villain: As Carnage-Ock for "The Symbiote Saga", being the first person to be infected with the Carnage symbiote.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He is never seen without a pair of goggles with "+"-shaped lenses after building his battle suit.
  • Genius Bruiser: When he actually starts fighting, most definitely.
  • Glass Cannon: His tentacles are a powerful weapon, but get past them and he's just a paraplegic human.
  • Hair Reboot: As seen since Season 2. Reverted as of Season 4. And rebooted again when separated from the Carnage symbiote.
  • Handicapped Badass: For a cripple, he is sure quite skilled at fighting; when he finally decides to get out of his lab and capture Spider-Man himself, he succeeded on the first attempt. None of the villains he hired before this were ever that successful.
  • Heel Realization: After being defeated and saved by Spider-Man, Spider-Man helps him realize that they are Not So Different and that he has caused more suffering in his attempt to garner respect from others. He then surrenders himself to Iron Man.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: He hides Harry Osborn's identity as the Venom symbiote's host just as Norman comes into his office.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: In "Me Time", he laments his appearance in a hall of mirrors. As shown during a flashback sequence in "The Iron Octopus", he wasn't kidding.
    Doctor Octopus: ...I was handsome once...
    • His second upgraded form essentially returns him to his original appearance.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He turns Osborn into the Green Goblin who he believed he could control. It didn't work out the way he intended.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • His mocking of Curt Connors's transformation into the Lizard after taking one of his serums. And he later uses a remote that turns Connors back into the Lizard and forced to be a member of the Sinister Six.
    • In "Return of the Sinister Six", he turns the repentant Osborn back into the Goblin.
    • Does this to Peter repeatedly in "The New Sinister Six". From taunting Peter about Scarlet Spider's betrayal to attacking May Parker's home and family, all just to break Peter.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's got no comedic quirks (aside from a snide remark about having to pay for damages that Taskmaster caused), and when he's in an episode, there are signs that the episode will be just a bit more dark. When he's finally out of the lab, he's much more dangerous and frightening, even able to take down Spider-Man with no help.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Doc Ock may be insane, but he's not Mad Hatter crazy. As the Mêlée à Trois between himself and Mordo, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Kid Arachnid, and the Ultimate Green Goblin starts resulting in the Goblin using him to make craters, Doc Ock retreats into the sewers. It's not long before the Goblin finds him again once the battle ends, but Doc Ock chooses to pursue a Villain Team-Up with him instead of a forced alliance involving mind control (which he claims was his goal from the start), adding him to the roster of the new Sinister Six he begins organizing.
  • Lack of Empathy: He cares for no-one but himself. Even Scarlet Spider. Doc Ock shows no care or respect for Scarlet Spider at all, seeing his "greatest creation" only as a tool. Doc Ock feels that caring for anything else just bogs down his mind.
  • Mad Scientist: Wouldn't be Doc Ock if he wasn't.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • His armored appearances in the finales of Seasons 1 and 2 is based on his more recent look in the comics' Ends of the Earth arc.
    • During Season 3's premiere, Loki switches minds with Spider-Man as a part of their plan. Otto notes that the idea is brilliant and that he's "going to write that down". In the comic Superior Spider-Man, Otto takes over Peter's mind and life for some time.
    • When Otto comes under an alliance with HYDRA, he hacks into Swarm's nanobots, which begin refurbishing the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-carrier and also refurbish him. What look does he adopt? His Ends of the Earth battle armor but replaces the Incurable Cough of Death for a HYDRA logo. He's not dying, though; it's symbolic of his new allegiance. When he briefly takes control of HYDRA Island, he reforms every HYDRA logo with ones evocative of Carolyn Trainer (Lady Octopus).
    • Morbius forces a Grand Theft Me via Carnage symbiote on Doc Ock; the very notion of Doctor Octopus merged with a symbiote brings memories of Spider-Man (Monster-Ock with Carnage) as well as Spider-Man: Edge of Time (Atrocity with Anti-Venom).
    • In "Spider Slayers, Part 2", he augments himself with a perfected nano tech solution that restores the use of his legs and gives him an appearance evocative of his counterpart from Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Openly admitting that he doesn't care about Scarlet Spider (right in front of Scarlet Spider no less) ends up being the very thing that pushes the already-conflicted Been Reilly to turn against him.
  • Not So Different: In the Grand Finale, it becomes evident that he and Spider-Man aren't so different; they've been bullied their lives, always criticized by others, and do whatever it takes to gain others' respect. In the end, Doc Ock realizes that he and Spidey are more similar than they realize, leading him to stand down and turn himself in.
  • Not So Stoic: "Why I Hate Gym" shows him losing his temper for the very first time. And "Me Time" is basically one big bout of Tranquil Fury on his part.
  • One-Winged Angel: Takes a dose of octopus DNA to mutate into an enormous, Cthuhlu-esque monster that slowly begins losing its mind before being taken down and reverted by Spidey.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Briefly makes a snide remark in "Why I Hate Gym" about the damages that he'll have to pay for to Taskmaster who broke one of his machines.
  • Powered Armor: After his first defeat, he builds one of these styled off Iron Man armor, though with his tentacles still as free as ever. It helps him quite a bit, even to survive being punched through three buildings. Doubles as a Mythology Gag to his Classic counterpart who donned a suit after learning he was dying.
    • Has a third one in "Return of the Sinister Six".
    • And as of Season 4, has taken on his Ends of the Earth version's own armor, though it (once again) has nothing to do with him dying and instead represents his turn to HYDRA's side. This version only has his primary four tentacles instead of his eight, and it (like the source armor) has no other offensive capabilities. Loses this armor after being separated from the Carnage symbiote.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: The series finale eventually reveals that underneath the mask of the domineering, destructive, Control Freak is a man who wanted his intelligence to be respected.
  • Spider Limbs: His tentacles, natch.
  • The Starscream: Hinted by both the producers and his actions in the show. Confirmed in later episodes.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Norman finally tires of his failures in "Me Time" and torches his lab. Thanks to Spidey, he escapes death.
  • Vader Breath: When the air vents in his harness are clogged.
  • Villain Has a Point: It was dumb of Connors to test someone else's unfinished serum on himself.
  • Villain Respect: Is surprised and, though he does his best not to show it, impressed by Spidey's scientific ability, when one accounts for his ego.
  • Villain Team-Up: Becomes the leader of the Sinister Six.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Went to university with Connors and worked with Osborn.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Given a lot of his enemies are between the ages of 13 and 18, this would definitely qualify him. This can range from fighting them to experimenting on them. Heck, he gets even more sadistic towards Spider-Man after discovering Peter's identity and the fact that Peter's a teenager himself.

    Lizard/Curt Connors 

Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard

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"I'm just as smart as I were...Was-er."
Voiced by: Tom Kenny (early appearances), Dee Bradley Baker

  • An Arm and a Leg: The Green Goblin crushes his right arm in the Season One finale.
  • Lizard Folk: The serum he takes turns him into a bipedal reptilian monster.
  • Magic Pants: For some reason, while his labcoat and most of his uniform don't survive his transformation, his pants do.
  • The Medic: Seems to take up this role for the SHIELD Academy students. Especially since a lot of them are getting pummeled in Season Four.
  • The Mentor: Peter mentions that Connors has been a mentor for him, though we're told rather than shown this for the most part.
  • Mythology Gag: Pretending to only have one arm in the second episode, as his comic counterpart does. Then he actually loses it.
  • Mind-Control Device: Doc Ock uses one to control the Lizard as one of the Sinister Six villains.
  • Nice Guy: The only person who consistently treats Spidey with respect, as opposed to Spidey's team, Fury and Coulson (sometimes), who usually act unsympathetically and mean towards him.
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: In "Lizard", Even after being injected with the antidote to undo his Lizard transformation, it's later revealed he wasn't completed cured, as his eyes briefly glow green right before collapsing.
  • Red Herring: The Web Warriors were warned that there was a mole in S.H.I.E.L.D., and Connors was first believed to be The Mole working for Doc Ock, because he got turned into the Lizard again. However, the mole wasn't him, and he didn't inject himself and while Rhino was bribed then brainwashed during the incident, it was the Scarlet Spider who was the real mole.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He gets more and more aggressive as his Lizard transformation happens.
  • The Smart Guy: SHIELD's resident tech genius.
  • Split-Personality Takeover:
    • By the end of "Sinister Six", it seems like the Lizard persona has won out over Connors and chooses to remain as the Lizard, refusing Peter's offer to help him turn human again.
    • In Stan by Me, Peter accidentally erases Connors' remaining humanity while trying to save him, leaving only the Lizard personality and form. Subverted in Return of the Sinister Six, Connors' human personality actually survived and he subconsciously wrote a formula on the sewer walls for Spider-Man to find to cure himself from being the Lizard.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to be a match to both Spider-Man and Dr Octopus.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Over the course of three episodes, he loses his right arm, then gets turned into the Lizard, followed by getting kidnapped by Doc Ock, forced to transform into the Lizard again, fitted with a Mind-Control Device, and is now possibly stuck as the Lizard for good.
  • Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six as the Lizard.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He went to graduate school with Otto Octavius.

    Electro/Maxwell Dillon 

Electro

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"I HAVE THE POWER!"

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Much to his teammates' annoyance, he actually laughs at some of Spider-Man's jokes in The Sinister Six.
  • Bald of Evil: As Electro 2.0 he is completely hairless.
  • Composite Character: He wore the costume of the classic Electro, but his supercharged form resembles Ultimate Electro.
  • Diminishing Villain Threat: His Electro 2.0. form was basically unstoppable in his first appearance, taking over the whole city's electrical system, and had to be defeated by cunning. However, in "The Sinister Six", Electro 2.0 barely seems more dangerous than he was in his regular form.
  • Energy Being: After Spider-Man unknowingly supercharged him. He turns back to normal-ish at the end of the same episode, but come "Sinister Six" he has seemingly been permanently supercharged.
  • Evil Is Petty: Even after he got upgraded to the point of being able to absorb electricity all around the city, the best idea of a plan he can come up with is to ask all inhabitants to give him all their money. It takes Nova to point out that he can do more with that for him to figure it out.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was a fairly harmless villain that Spidey took as a joke until he accidentally supercharged him, turning him into a real threat.
  • Mythology Gag: When we first see Electro in his debut episode, he's in his classic green and yellow star-masked costume. After Spider-Man accidentally supercharged him, he turns into a new version of himself that looks closer to his Ultimate incarnation.
  • Powered Armor: Gets a suit in Return of the Sinister Six.
  • Power Incontinence: The heroes defeat him by exploiting his inability to process all the information he has access to.
  • Psycho Electro: Even more so after his upgrade.
  • Shock and Awe: Taken Up to Eleven after Spider-Man uses taser webbing on him.
  • Super Mode: After getting supercharged by Spider-Man.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As Electro 2.0 he's a lot more powerful and dangerous.
  • True Final Boss: In "Spider-Verse", after he shocks the Spider-Goblin back into Norman, he still wants revenge on him for his imprisonment, and becomes the last villain to face the Web Warriors.
  • Unexplained Recovery: It's never explained how he got his 2.0. form back after his introduction episode. Spider-Man doesn't even seem surprised about it.
  • Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He definitely snaps after getting upgraded.
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    Rhino/Alex O'Hirn 

Alex O'Hirn/Rhino

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"Nothing stops the Rhino!"
Voiced by: Daryl Sabara (Alex), Max Mittelman (Rhino)

  • Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, the Rhino's real name is Aleksei Sytsevich, with his original name, Alex O'Hirn, retconned into being an alias. In the cartoon, Alex O'Hirn is his real name.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: This version of the Rhino has much more angst issues about being mutated and bullied into becoming a criminal than his mainstream counterpart.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Flash Thompson/Agent Venom in his debut episode and half of "The Rampaging Rhino".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: At first it seemed like he was The Mole for Doctor Octopus after Ock joinied with HYDRA, but really, he was brainwashed into helping Ock escape and join the Six and it was the Scarlet Spider who was the mole.
  • Composite Character: Possibly; he has the same name as Rhino in the comics, but his personality and motivation make him closer to Charlie Weiderman, one of the Molten Men. He also looks strangely similar to the version of Seymour O'Reilly from The Spectacular Spider-Man, though that also may be a coincidence.
  • Cursed With Awesome: He's an unstoppable teenaged brute with incredible strength, durability, size and speed that gives even the Hulk trouble. As a downside though, his genius-level intelligence has been downgrade significantly as Rhino and can no longer return to his normal life due to his permanent mutation, much to his dismay.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Sort of; Peter tried taking his defense in front of Flash and offered his friendship to him. He declined, arguing that Peter was only noticing him because he pitied him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Granted, Flash did bully Alex and was a horrible Jerkass to him, even more so than he used to be to Peter. But going as far as destroying his car, his home, and even attempting to take his life is clearly overkill.
  • Dumb Muscle: Each time he drinks the mutagen that transforms him, Alex becomes dumber and more aggressive, to the point that he has difficulty putting words together into actual sentences. Surprisingly, it makes him creepier by showing how much effect the mutagen has on him.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was a nerd who was picked on by Flash, but when he drinks Oscorp chemical compound (rhino mutagen), he turns into a nigh unstoppable juggernaut that can even hurt Power Man.
  • Heel–Face Turn: During the climax of "The Rampaging Rhino", Spidey convinces Rhino to uses his angst-filled rage about being mutated forever towards something more beneficial: joining Spidey's New Warriors team and becoming a hero. He seals the deal by saving the Lincoln Tunnel from an oil explosion and officially accepting the offer. However, he betrays Spider-Man for Ock because he was promised a cure, only for him to be brainwashed. Alex is cured of both his brainwashing and his mutation in the finale.
  • Hulk Speak: As a result of the Mutagen his IQ and speach centres hits rock bottom.
  • I Am a Monster /I Just Want to Be Normal: Primary the reason for his rage during the episode "The Rampaging Rhino".
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight /Cooldown Hug: This tactic was used on him by Spidey during the climax of "The Rampaging Rhino" as a way of bringing out "the Alex side" back to Rhino.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Strong enough to seriously injure Power Man and fight evenly with the Hulk, ridiculously fast for his size, and almost impossible to injure.
  • Magic Pants: For some reason, his clothes remain undamaged and transform with him when he turns into the Rhino, and then back again. Even his watch reappears.
  • Motive Decay: He had a perfectly understandable motivation in his introduction episode. Come The Sinister Six, he is portrayed as nothing but a mutagen addict who agrees to join Octopus' team in exchange of more serum.
  • Mythology Gag: He looks like The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game version of the Rhino.
  • Nerd: His true identity, Alex, is one at Peter's school.
  • No, You: Spidey explaining to him the concept of He Who Fights Monsters gets the response of "I monster you!".
  • Not So Different: He's a Shadow Archetype to Peter/Spider-Man, of all people. Both are unpopular smart kids from the same school who got mutated by Oscorp Mutagen (though Spidey got luckier); both got bullied by Flash; And Rhino even admitted that he wanted to be like Spider-Man, hence why he started drinking the mutagen. The difference is that Peter went on to use his powers as a hero and tried to help Flash be a better person, while Alex took the path of revenge and raised his hatred of Flash to creepily psychotic levels.
    • Lampshaded by Spidey as he was trying to calm him down back into his Alex side.
  • Red Herring Mole: Rhino did betray SHIELD and free Doc Ock during the Lizard outbreak in Season 4, leading Spider-Man to believe that Rhino was The Mole, who was not a spider, that Vulture warned about. Turns out Vulture misled Spider-Man, and Rhino was only recently bribed before being brainwashed, and the mole was none other than Scarlet Spider.
  • Revenge: His main motivation is to get back at Flash for bullying him
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Rhino personally feels this towards the end of "The Rampaging Rhino", despite being given the chance to.

    Kraven the Hunter/Sergei Kravinoff 

Kraven the Hunter

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"I am Kraven the Hunter. What I hunt, I consume. And what I consume, I become."
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: To White Tiger; he is made her nemesis and the villain who killed her father.
  • Animorphism: When he finally gets his hand on the Tiger Amulet, he eventually ends up unable to control it, causing it to overwhelm him and turn him into a tiger-man. He turns back to normal after he lost it.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He seems to have a specific weapon, trap or gimmick for almost every enemy or situation, including weapons to deal with all of Spider-Man and White Tiger's teammates.
  • Drunk with Power: He clearly loses it when he gets the White Tiger Amulet and uses it on himself.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: A staple for the character.
  • In the Hood: His furcoat has a hood that he wears over his face the first time we see him.
  • Hero Killer: Aside from easily defeating all protagonists but Ava and Peter, he actually killed the previous White Tiger.

    Beetle 

Beetle

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Voiced by: Steve Blum

  • Adaptational Badass: Most versions of the Beetle are a joke or end up doing a Heel–Face Turn before they are treated seriously. This one is powerful enough to avoid both those categories.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: The beetle, obviously.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's later revealed to have a personal grudge against Agent Coulson, who was the only SHIELD agent ever able to catch him.
  • Attack Drone: Uses them against Hawkeye and Spider-Man, in large numbers.
  • Badass Normal: He only has a suit of powered armor when going up against an entire team of superheroes.
  • Beam Spam: His wrist blasters have a pretty impressive rate of fire.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He'll use sneak attacks, cloaking devices, overwhelming firepower, attack drones and anything else he can to gain the upper-hand.
  • Expy:
    • This guy has more than a few similarities with Boba Fett.
    • Possibly unintentional, but he bares an uncanny resemblence to Kamen Rider Garren.
  • Hired Guns: When he is first introduced Nick Fury informs Spider-Man's team that the Beetle is one of the best, if not the best, mercenaries in the world.
  • It's Personal: Surprisingly not against Spider-Man, but against Agent Coulson because he took him down one time. However, his first appearance in the second season shows he has now developed a grudge against Spider-Man due to his continued interference with his plans.
  • Invisibility Cloak: His armor is shown to have a cloaking device built-in during his attack on the unfinished helicarrier.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Wears heavy armor, carries lots of firepower, is able to hold his own in a fistfight with superheroes, and uses his jetpack to rocket into combat.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: The Beetle's combat philosophy seems to be that there's no problem that can't be solved with a missile launcher or twelve.
  • Mythology Gag: Abner Jenkins's Beetle Mark I, II, and III armors from the mainstream comics appear during the team's Imagine Spots. The armour he wears in the show itself is based off his outfit from the Ultimate Marvel comic.
  • Powered Armor: His suit is modelled after the one worn by the Ultimate comics Beetle, and is heavily armed.
  • Professional Killer: He is a mercenary and assassin.
  • The Quiet One: He only says four words in his debut appearance: "Missed?! I never miss!" He doesn't said a word in Season 2.
  • Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Judging from what little we've heard him actually say, he seems to have quite a high-pitched voice for such a Boba Fett-esque mercenary. Probably why he's so quiet. Has a much deeper voice in his second appearance.
  • Walking Armory: His armor has enough weapons to rival War Machine.
  • You Talk Too Much: Power Man states this about him right before knocking him out. Though it's obviously a joke as that was the first and only time in the episode that Beetle ever spoke a word.

    Scorpion 

Scorpion

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Voiced by: Dante Basco

Iron Fist's spirit brother from K'un-L'un. Decidedly more arrogant and violent than Danny.


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: To Iron Fist; in the comic, the two have nothing to do with each others, while here they were spirit brothers in this series.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Like you wouldn't believe... it eventually becomes his undoing.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: First begs Spider-Man to help him out of the illusion. Then after being curb stomped by Danny, he's reduced to begging for mercy. He gets exiled.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers, yet can fight evenly with both Spider-Man and Iron Fist.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: As a member of the Sinister Six, his Powered Armor has a scorpion tail like his namesake.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Danny's Abel.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Will dip his blade with poison to get the edge in battle.
  • Composite Character: He has many similarities towards the Iron Fist villain Davos than the Scorpion of the comics. He is also a hook weapon user like Maximus Gargan.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride, with a nice side helping of Greed.
  • Foil: To Iron Fist. Both are skilled martial artists, but where Danny is kind, humble, and has a sense of honor, Scorpion is an arrogant, self-centered blowhard who cares only for himself and will gladly fight dirty to get what he wants. He's a dark reflection of what Danny would be if he let himself be controlled by his pride.
  • Hypocrite: Constantly berates Danny for dishonoring K'un-L'un by consorting with outsiders. This from the guy who poisoned Danny to keep him from the contest.
  • In Name Only: Initially bears no resemblance (story or appearance wise) to any of the various Marvel villains named Scorpion. He does however have many similarities with the Iron Fist villain Steel Serpent/Davos. That said, the scorpion tail flail is lifted from Maximus Gargan, the Ultimate Marvel version of Scorpion (a Mexican mobster with unbreakable skin and aforementioned flail but no costume; more of a criminal than a super-villain) and later takes on similar armor to the original Ultimate Scorpion.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • He acquires a green suit of Powered Armor when he joins the Sinister Six.
    • At the beginning of "Agent Venom" he's been taken over by the Venom symbiote.
  • Poisonous Person: Uses a special poison that inflicts blindness.
  • Powered Armor: In "Return of the Sinister Six", he gets powered armor like the rest of them. It makes him look more like the the original 616 version.
  • Race Lift: This version is Asian instead of white or Mexican (like the second Ultimate Scorpion)
  • Revenge: Scorpion is exiled from K'un-L'un and seeks vengeance against Spider-Man and Iron Fist, clad in powered armor resembling his comic-book appearance.
  • Shout-Out: A ninja with a grappling hook that's named Scorpion? Hmmm...
  • Smug Snake: More like smug scorpion, but still...
  • Ungrateful Bastard: His response to Spider-Man rescuing him from the illusion? To flip out that an infidel dared to touch him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Spider-Man is declared the winner, he flips out and attacks Danny. After being beaten by Danny, he's reduced to begging. It's quite satisfying.
  • Villain Team-Up: He teams up with the Sinister Six.

    Ultimate Green Goblin 

Ultimate Green Goblin

Voiced by: Steven Weber

A version of the Goblin from Miles Morales' world.


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    Hydro-Man/Morris Bench 

Hydro-Man

A super-powered criminal, defeated and imprisoned by Nick Fury in the past.


  • Adaptational Badass: Like Sandman, he is far more dangerous than his comics counterpart. He almost managed to bring down the Triskellion with a massive wave.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When the Web Warriors stumbled upon him, he claimed to be an old friend of Fury's.
  • Making a Splash: He can turn himself into water, and use it as a weapon.

    Vulture/Adrian Toomes 

Vulture

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He was infused with vulture DNA.
  • Anti-Villain: In "The Iron Vulture", he took no joy in his assassination attempt on Norman Osborn. The only reason he did it was because Doctor Octopus offered to return his memories as payment.
  • Composite Character: He's Adrian Toomes, but in contrast his comic counterpart (who has no powers and relies on a winged flight suit), is an actual bird mutate like the Jimmy Natale version.
  • Criminal Amnesiac: A rather tragic variant as whatever Doc Ock did, he has no memory of his past and is forced to work with Taskmaster knowing who he was due to stealing data from Doc Ock's computer.
  • Emo Teen: He is very angsty and in his human form even has the stereotypical look down.
  • Fighting from the Inside: It was implied that he intentionally led Spidey and Amadeus to the island where Sand-Man was being held captive, so they could save Sandman from Doc Ock.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In "Iron Vulture", when Vulture couldn't find anything on himself, he turns on Doc Ock for seemingly lying to him, but Doc Ock infects Vulture with nanobots that rob him of his free will. The last thing he tells Spidey losing his will forever is that there is a mole in S.H.I.E.L.D. Thankfully, Spider-Man was able to depower Vulture, freeing him from Octavius's control.
  • In Name Only: Aside from his name and association with the Sinister Six, the Vulture has nothing in common with his comic counterpart and most versions.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His primary superpower aside from flight and talons is a screech so powerful it creates shockwaves.
  • Powered Armor: He dons an armored suit in "The Iron Vulture".
  • Tragic Villain: All he wanted was to remember who he was, and that led him to make some bad decisions. In "The Iron Vulture", he ends up having his will erased and made into a puppet for Doc Ock.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Doc Ock.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Spider-Man helped him in his debut episode, but he signed up with Taskmaster. Though after Spider-Man defeated Taskmaster in "New Warriors", he tells Vulture they don't need to fight anymore, and he flew away.
  • Younger and Hipper: His first name being Adrian hints that he's Adrian Toomes, but his comic counterpart is an old man.

Hydra

    Arnim Zola 

Arnim Zola

Voiced by: Mark Hamill

A scientist from WWII who has transferred his mind to a machine.


  • Arc Villain: For most of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy arc, especially since he was held in said facility for who knows how long and was a nemesis to one of the teachers there, the Whizzer.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He pretty much thinks of himself as the Big Bad of Ultimate Spider-Man vs the Sinister 6 with Ock as his lackey only for Ock to be the Big Bad and betrayed Zola. Ock later gloats to Zola's projected face about retrieving the "proper" nanotech research he had originally intended to use, which was held back and twisted by Zola for some reason.
  • Mad Scientist: As usual when it comes to the character.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Another of only a few villains to have nothing comedic about them.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Seems to have transferred his mind to a robotic body during World War II. He's also constantly switching bodies in the present day, from his classic body to an enormous tank-like body (which wins the Superpower Lottery big time), and finally to a more modernized and armored version of his original form.
  • Technopath: Is able to control technology freely.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He really should've kept his mouth shut while he was hiding in Spidey's communicator watch. It would've saved him from being thrown into the ocean while the heroes were flying over it.
  • Villain Team-Up: Allies himself for a relatively brief time with Doc Ock until Ock betrays Zola by taking over HYDRA Island. However, Spider-Slayers indicates that Doc Ock worked for him long before Season 4 began.

    Baron Mordo 

Baron Mordo

Voiced by: Danny Jacobs

A powerful sorcerer, in Hydra's employ.


    Michael Morbius 

Michael Morbius

Voiced by: Ben Diskin

One of Hydra's scientists.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: Before he became a vampire in the comics, Morbius was ill and his vampirism came from his attempts to cure himself. He isn't sick here.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: He has wings which he never had in most other versions, where he instead flies on his own.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He is never a member of Hydra in the original comics. He is also more sympathetic in other versions.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Doctor Octopus injects him with a vampire bat formula, causing him to become a humanoid bat. The next episode has him looking less gruesome.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When he first appeared, he was Doc Ock's underappreciated lab assistant. When he returns, he takes great pleasure in the captive Ock being forced to be his assistant.
  • Mythology Gag: Following his transformation, Flash calls him a "living vampire."
  • Took a Level in Badass: In his first appearance, he was just Ock's assistant. In his second appearance, he attacks Spider-Man and Venom himself using Powered Armor. Spidey himself even lampshades this.
  • Vampiric Draining: While he doesn't suck blood like traditional vampires, he can drain the life energy out of his victims. He doesn't even need to touch them to do it, just be in close proximity.

    Crossbones/Brock Rumlow 

Brock Rumlow/Crossbones

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A mercenary in Hydra's employ.


  • Dragon Ascendant: When Zola and HYDRA Island are absent, Crossbones takes this role; he's the one in charge of monitoring Ock and Morbius's activities... though he's not particularly good at enforcing his leadership. Then Ock hijacks him and turns him into the Lizard.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the "Symbiote Saga" arc, since he's the one backing Morbius's experiments and didn't appear at all except for a conference call.
  • Skull for a Head: His mask evokes this.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He's a firm believer in finishing off his enemies when he has the chance. He even mocks Doc Ock's habit of gloating to his captives rather than just killing them.
  • Opt Out: In the finale, after being cured by Spider-Man of being The Lizard, tells him that the final battle isn't his to fight, and just leaves entirely.

Other Supervillains

    Venom 

Venom

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Voiced by: Matt Lanter (major hosts), Steven Weber ("Venom", "Venom Bomb"), Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Avenging Spider-Man"), Dee Bradley Baker ("Agent Venom")
A black, artificial life form who can take over whoever is its host.
  • Adaptation Distillation: This version's origin is more like a mix between the Ultimate version of Carnage and the Marvel Adventures version of Venom. In addition, this is the first version (in animation) where his identity is Harry Osborn and Flash Thompson instead of Eddie Brock.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike Eddie or Flash, Harry was never able to use the Venom symbiote to be a (anti)hero, instead is a near mindless monster.
  • Adapted Out: Eddie is nowhere to be seen as the Venom symbiote's host.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II; Venom has absolute control over Harry and briefly Flash. His two major hosts clearly had no intention of being evil.
  • Body Horror: Has a hole blasted through him by Nova in "Venomous", closing it like it was nothing.
  • Chest Insignia: The Venom symbiote is initially without one but manifests a stylized white spider on its back and chest after bonding to Spider-Man and retains this feature when bonded to Harry and Flash, though its multiple hosts in "Venom Bomb" and "Avenging Spider-Man" lack one.
  • Combat Tentacles: The Venom symbiote's main means of ranged attack.
  • The Dragon: Harry-Venom was briefly this to the Green Goblin.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Venom symbiote is one to Spider-Man, being a creature made from Spidey's blood.
  • Hulking Out: Venom is a lot bulkier than Harry and Flash.
  • I am a Humanitarian: The Venom symbiote's first words upon bonding to Spider-Man were "Friends... yummy!" and later tried to take a bite out of Iron Fist.
  • I Am Legion:
    • Subverted for the first time in a long time. The justification is that Venom takes complete control of its host.
      Venom: "There is no-one else! Venom is all there is!"
    • Played around with in the episode "Carnage". The first thing Venom says when he bonded with Harry again is: "We are Venom." Venom then switches between using 'I' and 'we' depending on whether it's Harry talking or Venom.
  • Jagged Mouth: Sans host, the Venom symbiote has a jagged gash for a mouth.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Very few scenes with Venom are played for humor, with Imagine Spots becoming less frequent as a result. The episode "Venomous" makes him even more terrifying than usual.
  • Man Bites Man: Does not hesitate to use his tongue and teeth in combat.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: A staple of his design, although Flash-Venom sported a Jagged Mouth instead in "Venom".
  • More Than Mind Control: The Venom symbiote acted on Harry's negative feelings towards his father in seasons 1 and 2, and later Flash's former bullying personality in season 4.
  • Mythology Gag: Harry-Venom's form resembles Eddie-Venom's original design in season 1 and its look in Venom: Lethal Protector in season 2. Flash-Venom's look resembles the latter look in season 4.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Venom symbiote is seemingly Killed Off for Real in its debut episode; then it turns out that Osborn wants Dr. Octopus to create more like it, and Harry finds a sampl that survived. Harry appears in "Back in Black" with control of Venom. It lasted only a little while before Venom took control and was believed to be destroyed for good by Spidey... only to show later that some of Venom survived in Harry's ear, returning in "Venomous" and "Rise of the Goblin". It is seemingly Killed Off for Real again in "Venom Bomb" when Peter uses the Iron Spider armor to incinerate the organism. Subverted with a mass-produced Venom symbiote created by Doc Ock for Loki to which remnants bonded to Scorpion and Flash.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He has a long, prehensile tongue that he uses as a Combat Tentacle.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: The Venom symbiote takes over whoever is its host.
  • Rubber Man: Venom can stretch his arms and morph them into different shapes.
  • Significant Double Casting: Venom has the same actor as whoever is its host during an episode.
  • The Symbiote: An artificial life form made form a mutated sample of Spider-Man's blood.

    Taskmaster/Tony Masters 

Taskmaster

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Voiced by: Clancy Brown

  • Academy of Evil: His second appearance shows him at one of his facilities.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: As in the comics, he can perfectly mimic a person's movements by observing them in action once... unless that person is Deadpool.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice and is one of the show's Big Bads.
  • Badass Normal: If you exclude his photographic memory, he's just a regular man with a lot of equipment. Doesn't prevent him from easily defeating Iron Fist in hand-to-hand combat. Even Spider-Man and White Tiger had trouble against him and had to get him in the dark to defeat him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His first couple appearances aren't much to speak of, as he's Only in It for the Money. But come season 3, he takes a much more personal role in fighting Spider-Man's newer team, but as mostly normal guy, he's still outclassed by the more genius planners like the Green Goblin.
  • Bounty Hunter: In his first appearance, he's hired by Doctor Octopus to find out who Spider-Man is.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He revels in this.
    Spider-Man: Anyone ever tell ya copying is cheating?
    Taskmaster: I call it winning.
  • Cool Mask: His mask looks like a skull and gives him yellow eyes with black sclera.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Someone saw his face behind the mask? Turns out that it was a mask as well.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He is voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • Expy: His role in season 3 draws parallels to Slade "Deathstroke" Wilson. Particularly from Teen Titans.
  • If I Can't Have You...: A non-romantic example, as he was ready to kill Amadeus Cho so that no-one would get the Iron Spider armor (Then perform a Villain: Exit, Stage Left).
  • In the Hood: He's always seen wearing a hood.
  • Jet Pack: In rocket boot form.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's one of the villains that's a genuine threat.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Taskmaster realized Deadpool is nearby.
    Taskmaster: Deadpool... is HERE!?
  • Skull for a Head: His mask looks like a skull.
  • Villain Takes an Interest:
    • Towards Spider-Man; he sees potential in Spidey and would like to take as an apprentice, although he decides it's no longer worth it during their next meetings.
    • In "Agent Venom", Taskmaster notices the Venom symbiote bonded to Flash Thompson, remarking at Agent Venom dark potential and tries to recruit as well. When he offers, Agent Venom answers by striking back, so he decides to electrocute the Venom symbiote off of Flash and "give it to someone more worthy" before Spider-Man intervenes and the two knock him into the sea. He flees, but is later shown hacking and obtaining a copy of the file on the new teenage Heroes...
    • Also done in "Cloak and Dagger", where he has already successfully recruited both Cloak and Dagger, feeding into the two youths' general mistrust of others as a means of keeping away from Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • He ultimately failed in "The New Iron Spider" at recruiting Iron Spider when Iron Spider saw that Taskmaster was gonna shoot Spidey while Spidey was savng people.
    • At the end of the episode "The Vulture", he gets the Vulture on his side by revealing he knows the youth's name Adrian Toomes.
  • We Can Rule Together: Made this offer to Spidey. The webslinger refused.
  • Unknown Rival: To Norman Osborn, since both share an interest in Spider-Man. Notably, Taskmaster is unknown on purpose since he voluntarily hid his interest.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: During the episode "New Warriors", he constantly tells Cloak and Dagger that they can't trust anyone. When Spidey accidentally knocks Cloak between the Tri-carrier's turbines, Dagger begs Taskmaster to save Cloak, only for Taskmaster to repeat what he said and fly off. This leads to their Heel–Face Turn.

    Doctor Doom 

Doctor Doom

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"Look upon me and tremble, for my face is the last you shall ever see. I am Doom."
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

  • Actually a Doombot: The Dr. Doom that Spider-Man and the others captured turns out to be several Doombots nested inside each other - which proceed to trash the SHIELD Helicarrier.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the ruler of Latveria.
  • Powered Armor: His armor is a nuclear-powered chassis made from Vibranium.
  • Third-Person Person: He constantly speaks in the third person.
  • Xanatos Gambit: When the teen heroes attempt to attack Latveria in order to capture him, he sent them a Doombot and let it be captured so it could infiltrate the Helicarrier and destroy it. And even after the heroes destroyed it, it turns out that he took the opportunity to scan their moves and now knows all of their weaknesses. Even better, the heroes pulled a sneak attack with no planning, so he had no prep time.

    Loki 

Loki

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Voiced by: Troy Baker

  • Arch-Enemy: To Thor. Although he also developed a personal grudge against Spider-Man after their first encounter.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Is extremely fond of inflicting this upon others - with every episode he appears being centered around him turning someone into something in order to defeat/humiliate them.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Thor's Abel, obviously.
  • The Chessmaster: Manipulates the rules of the Asgardian Boar Hunt to get the Hunters to try to take out "Spider-Ham". He doesn't count on Thor and SHIELD going so far to defend Spidey, though.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He looks quite similar to Tom Hiddleston.
  • Denser and Wackier: The currently best-known version of Loki as portrayed in the comic, movie and cartoons is a vicious chessmaster whose plans typically involved very elaborated schemes to murder Thor, steal Odin's powers, world domination, and at least once genocide. While this one retain some of those goals, he usually rather focus on petty acts of revenge and relies on goofy Baleful Polymorph curses rather than large-scale manipulations.
  • Didn't Think This Through: At the end of the season 3 two-parter, he escapes using Heimdall's portal, not realizing that the portal does not lead to Asgard but to a realm where all the monsters who were under control of Venom were.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Does a rather ingenious one in the Season 3 two-part premiere, "Avenging Spider-Man". After gaining Spidey's body, he leads an army of Venom-powered monsters before then switching back to his own body (after Spidey inadvertently hurts his own body) and pretends to still be Spider-Man stuck in Loki's body just as the Avengers arrive. You gotta give it to Loki; that was smart.
  • If You Won't, I Will: In "Run Pig Run," after Spidey evades the boar hunters until sunset, when the hunt ends, Loki is so furious that he violates the Asgardian laws by trying to do Spidey in himself, only to get punched out and taken into Asgard's custody for his troubles.
  • Irony: Loki mocks Thor about his arrogance, but later Spider-Man uses Loki's own ego against him.
  • Master of Illusion: He disguises himself as a hot-dog vendor to get Peter to eat a hot-dog that turns Peter into Spider-Ham in "Run Pig Run" and spends the episode taking on many forms to help the hunters either find Spider-Ham or just give Pete a worse day than he already has.
  • Physical God: He is the Norse god of mischief.
  • Troll: Some of the things he does are purely For the Evulz, in particular his revenge gambit against Spider-Man.

    Sabretooth/Victor Creed 

Victor Creed/Sabretooth

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Voiced by: Peter Lurie

  • Arch-Enemy: To Wolverine. Parodied in a Cutaway Gag, where Dr Samson tries to have him and Wolverine in therapy, which ends up with the two of them fighting each other again.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: To quote Wolverine: "He eats anything he doesn't like. And he doesn't like anything."

    Nightmare 

Nightmare

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Voiced by: Mark Hamill

  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He thought Spider-Man saw his Uncle's death as his greatest failure, and failed to understand that this memory was precisely what motivated him into being a superhero in the first place.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Or at least he does until he's defeated. When he does, his voice basically reverts to Mark Hamill's Joker voice.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He appears vaguely human on the surface, but is an ancient demon that consumes dreams.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His episode was the one where Iron Fist's origins and major insecurities came to light.
  • One-Winged Angel: Gets Facial Markings and Flaming Hair after defeating Dr. Strange. He later becomes a full-fledged giant demon during Spidey's It's A Wonderful Life/Christmas Carol dream sequence in "Nightmare on Christmas".

    Scorpio 

Scorpio

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Voiced by: Phil Morris

    Sandman/Flint Marko 

Flint Marko/Sandman

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"DON'T CALL ME SANDMAN!"

  • Adaptational Badass: While mainstream Sandman never was a joke, this version takes it to new levels, as he's so dangerous that him reaching New York could actually cause a major crisis, and Fury had to imprison him on an island instead of sending him to a regular jail.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Like all previous incarnations of Sandman, he does have some shade of Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds; However, he's clearly much more crazy and psychotic than any of his previous incarnations, both in the comic and animated-wise.
    • The villainy part gets subverted when he started becoming a hero.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Like the previous versions Flint Marko is his real name rather than his alias, In the comics his real name is William Baker.
  • Berserk Button: "DON'T CALL ME SANDMAN!"
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Initially appears as one. He's also a Creepy Child, as lampshaded by Nova.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He is composed of and can freely manipulate sand.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Inverted; he wants to be called by his real name rather than Sandman.
  • Genius Loci: Becomes one with the island he was imprisoned on.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: He ended up completely nuts after being imprisoned alone on an island for years.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: He tried, and showed potential, but ultimately failed to redeem himself. It's a shame. Thankfully, Spider-Man saved him from Ock. He now lives peacefully as a man-made beach on the Triskelion (No pun intended), and battled against Hydro-Man, solidifying his turn to the good side.
  • I Am a Monster: Sort of, he declares the "Sand-monster" version of himself to be "Who I really am".

    Trapster/Paste-Pot Pete/Peter Petruski 

Trapster/Paste-Pot Pete/Peter Petruski

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"Why don't ya stick around?"
Voiced by: Steven Weber

  • Butt-Monkey: Out of the Frightful Four, he's the one who gets the worst of it.
  • The Chew Toy: Whenever he shows up he gets his butt kicked.
  • The Bus Came Back: After his long absence, he returns in the finale, only for Spider-Man to laugh him off.
  • Groin Attack: When he asks MJ how long she has until graduation after taking her hostage, she elbows him in the chin and then kicks him in the crotch.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He almost always gets covered by his own super glue.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Constantly makes ones about glue. You know how bad it is when even Spidey thinks they are lame.
  • Starter Villain: The first villain introduced to the show and part of the Frightful Four, who are altogether the first threat Spider-Man's team has to deal with.
  • Sticky Situation: All the time, thanks to his glue guns.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: In the finale he goes to catch Spider-Man again, but now that Spider-Man has more experience, his tricks are just so predictable now, and Spidey webs him before he can even do anything.

    Batroc the Leaper 

Batroc the Leaper

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"Forward, flip, flip."
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

  • Badass Moustache: Averted; if anything, his mustache just looks absolutely ridiculous.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is continually humiliated, if not by Spider-Man and his team than by another superhero or villain.
  • Gratuitous French: Constantly. He is French, after all.
  • French Jerk: He's a French thief who enjoys taunting his opponents.
  • Graceful Loser: At one point, when realizing he didn't stand a chance against Spider-Man, he willingly surrenders himself. Too bad for him, it actually was Venom he was fighting against...
  • Joke Character: He has a fairly ridiculous getup and his parkour skills are all he has going for him power-wise.
  • In a Single Bound: Pretty much his only ability.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In Electro, he takes advantage of the general lack of electricity in the town, and starts going around stealing everywhere with the heroes failing to stop him. Needless to say, Electro easily upstages him and as soon as electricity comes back, they pay him back.

    Carnage 

Carnage

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"CARNAGE IS CHAOS!!!"
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (humanoid form), Fred Tatasciore (various hosts and giant form), Tara Strong (Carnage Queen)

A red, artificial life form who later grows beyond the need for a host.


  • Adaptation Distillation: Though not a straight adaptation of the Ultimate iteration, this depiction retains a similar relationship with the Venom symbiote. To be precise, being more closely based on Peter's biology as well as being absorbed to return Venom to full strength.
  • Adapted Out: Cletus Kasady is nowhere to be seen as the Carnage symbiote's host.
  • The Berserker: The first thing that the first version does is attack, trashing the Green Goblin's lab.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: When about to attack Flash Thompson, the second version transforms his arm into a scythe-like blade, and later into an axe-blade to attack Spider-Man.
  • Catchphrase: "Carnage is chaos!"
  • Combat Tentacles: Projects black tentacles from his back that serve as his main means of offence.
  • Composite Character: The second version that appears in "The Symbiote Saga" arc is the Ultimate iteration's sentience with Kasady's personality.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: The second version constantly laughs maniacally, and dishes out good sadistic quips after cutting Spider-Man's web-line.
    Carnage: You ain't runnin'! You fallin'!
  • Fangs Are Evil: Like Venom, Carnage has More Teeth than the Osmond Family and is a villain.
  • Giggling Villain: The second version cackles constantly. Spider-Man gets sick of it pretty quickly.
    Spidey: What is so funny, there's nothing funny!
  • Gory Discretion Shot: It's easy to miss, but when a cloud of dust is stirred up, several SHIELD agents are dragged into and never come out. And if he's anything like other versions of Carnage...
  • The Heavy: Ths second version for "The Symbiote Saga" arc. Though he was created by Morbius, Carnage never comes into direct contact (at least until one possesses Mary Jane Watson as a "Carnage Queen") and acts on his own agenda.
  • I Am Legion: The second version allows himself to be destroyed in order to spread huge chunks of the Carnage symbiote across Manhattan to possess everyone.
  • Jagged Mouth: The second version has black teeth that blend into his face.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The second version has to this Up to Eleven when briefly bonded with Doc Ock as a dead silent attacker except some disturbing roars, and is much more feral with the tentacles.
  • Laughing Mad: The second version constantly hams it up with maniacal laughter.
    Spider-Man: What is so funny?! There's nothing funny!
  • Lightning Bruiser: Spidey's team notes that the first version has many improvements over Venom, and Carnage practically paints the walls with both many S.H.I.E.L.D. troops as well as the team itself.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The first version's fighting style appears to be lifted from the Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video-games—using tendrils from its back and shoulders to move around, a pouncing and charging attack pattern, bouncing off both surfaces and heroes themselves. Several moves it does (for instance, using the tendrils to sling itself forward into an enemy before bouncing off said enemy and back on its feet) are almost exactly the same as moves used in the videogame. Also a bit to Spider-Man: The Animated Series which likewise has an alternate verison of Peter was turned into Carnage.
    • The second version in "Symbiote Saga, Part 1" bonds to Doc Ock, like what happened at the end of Spider-Man. Just like the Venom Symbiote in Venom: Space Knight, it can take on a humanoid form without a host.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Carnage has a long, slavering tongue just like Venom.
  • Primal Stance: The first version maneuvered on all fours, emphasizing its animalistic aggression.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Carnage is red with black markings, though when the first version bonds to Peter where the red and black are inverted. The second version is identical to his original counterpart's appearance.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Can form spikes all over his body as a defense mechanism.
  • Spike Shooter: After watching Spider-Man shoot web-balls, Carnage replicates the technique to fire spikes.
  • Suddenly Voiced: All the first version in "Carnage" did was screech and snarl while the second version in "The Symbiote Saga" is fully voiced... with three voice actors.
  • The Symbiote:
    • The first version was created when the Goblin bonds an altered specimen of the Venom symbiote to Peter.
    • The second version is created by Morbius and Doc Ock from a sample taken from Agent Venom.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: To Peter Parker, when the Goblin bonds a sample of the Venom symbiote.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The original version had approximately three minutes of screen time before Harry stops Carnage to which Venom returns. A second version later makes a triumphant return with a persona closer to his comics appearance.

    Man-Wolf 

Man-Wolf

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Voiced by: Nolan North

An alien crystal turns John Jameson into a werewolf on the moon.


    Swarm/Michael Tan 

Michael Tan/Swarm

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Voiced by: Eric Bauza ("Swarm"), Drake Bell ("Sandman Returns")

A former researcher at Stark International. An attempt to mentally control machines resulted in his consciousness inhabiting Spider-Man's Spider-Tracers.


  • Ax-Crazy: How crazy he was before is debatable, but he gets crazier as Swarm.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Is created by both Tony Stark firing him and Peter using the latter's tech to upgrade his tracers. Lampshaded by Tony.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: After becoming Swarm.
  • I Am the Noun: Constantly refers to himself as the future.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a swarm of self replicating Spidey Tracers.
  • Race Lift: Goes from a German named Fritz to an Asian named Michael.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's the next big thing in science, even calling Tony Stark a "relic". In reality, he's just a researcher with an attitude problem.
  • The Sociopath: As Tony so eloquently puts it:
    Tony Stark: You're a self-centered egomaniac with no regard for the safety of others.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: As Swarm.
  • That Man Is Dead: An odd variation. He begins to say that Michael Tan no longer exists, but Spidey's the one who names him Swarm. Of course he gladly took the name.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Noted by Spider-Man when he briefly refers to himself as we.
  • The Worm That Walks: Though different from his usual body, as he's made up of Spidey-Trackers instead of bees.

    Deadpool/Wade Wilson 

Wade Wilson/Deadpool

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It's Ultimate Deadpool!
Voiced by: Will Friedle

The Merc With A Mouth.


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Wade and Taskmaster underwent this In the comics, they're BFFs, (Vitriolic Best Buds, but still rather close allies). In this, they're a lot less friendly towards each other as the fact that Wade has no prob "unaliving" him freaks Tasky out.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Al least compared to his actual incarnation in the Ultimate Marvel universe, who was an Ax-Crazy mutant hating bigot that just killed even if there was no money to be made.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Wade was no saint in the comics (especially in his original appearances), here he's pretty shameless in who he decides to help or harm as long as he gets paid in the end.
  • Bag of Holding: His pouches. Among the things I have stored in there are: a parachute, bombs, a laser gun, fish sticks, and more.
  • Bowdlerise: Yep, the writers had to tone down his character for the kids... but they really had you going, fooling you into thinking that a G-Rated Marvel Cartoon would actually tone down his whole sense of morality in general as much as they toned down his potty mouth.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: As per usual for Wade. He even fought Spidey in the 4-wall breaking, non-sequitor sequences!
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Spidey wouldn't let Wade see his identity even after they "bonded" so he decided to do a little "WMG" of his own with Barry Barrington...
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Well, this is Deadpool.
  • Confusion Fu: Even Taskmaster can't read his moves.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Deadpool only made one major appearance. Possible reasons as to why include the impending release of the 2016 Deadpool movie and the feud going on at the time between Marvel and Fox.
  • Dance Battler: He beat Taskmaster while break dancing, just like in the comics.
  • Deadly Euphemism: He says he doesn't kill people, but rather "Unalives" them. See "Never Say Die" for why.
  • Denser and Wackier: You read that right. They actually managed to do this to Deadpool of all people!
  • The Dreaded: Taskmaster was practically horrified when Spidey mentioned Deadpool was there.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was actually shown in a magazine cover and as a videogame character in episodes before his official appearance in the series.
  • Everything Is Better With Monkeys: He dressed a bunch of monkeys in smaller outfits of his own to mess with Fury.
  • Evil All Along: Or at the very least, Amoral All Along. He fooled Spider-Man and his team into thinking that he was a freelance hero, stole a drive containing encrypted S.H.I.E.L.D. files of various heroes secret identities, and was planning to sell it to the highest bidder before Taskmaster tried to bet him to the punch.
  • Foil: To Spidey. They crack jokes (a lot), talk to the audience, and have very similar costumes. But he's a merc who's got almost no moral compass while Spidey's a superhero who follows the hero code of responsibility. Heck, Peter even says that if it weren't for his aunt and uncle, he could've ended up like Wade.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: When he got an ass full of arrows, and a spleen full of swords.
  • Guttural Growler: He tends to lapse into this, twice simply to mock Wolverine.
  • Healing Factor: As usual, Wade has one of these, which he lampshades.
    Me: Heh, that's gonna leave a mark. Oh wait, healing factor! Yay me!
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": He did this when Spidey mwntioned "Booby Traps" — albeit at "TRAPS".
  • Katanas Are Just Better: As usual, Deadpool's primary weapons are two katanas.
  • Mad Hatter
    Spider-Man: Are you out of your mind?
    Deadpool: TOTALLY!
  • Man of Kryptonite: Ironically a non-powered version. As any hardcore Marvel fan would know, Taskmaster has a photographic memory so it allows him to mimic fighting styles of anyone he sees to counter them. But because Deadpool is so unpredictable, he can't replicate it.
  • Mind Screw: His existence in a nutshell.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: He gave at least three different backstories over the course of his episode.
    • From playing in a kiddie pool of radioactive waste as a kid and being given superpowers...
    • ...To having his mom stolen by ninjas shortly after he was born. Of course, since this is Deadpool and the summary of the rest of his "origin story"...
    • Eventually, the webhead grilled the closest you'll get to his real origin: Apparently, Wade was once a "weird special kid" (probably because of his healing factor) with a crapsack life being treated badly and/or hurt by bad people. Nick Fury found him and trained him, having once been with Spider-Man's teammates. Over time, though he learned to 'laugh at the pain' and 'to hurt those who hurt you times a thousand'. The third option is made even worse if you consider that the term "weird and special" could be referring to a mental disorder, rather than Wade's healing factor.
  • Never Say "Die": Since this is a kid's show, they had Wade parody this trope, claiming it as a tic. A weird mental tic that forbade him to say the "K" word out loud, he had to stick with "unalive" and "K-Word".
  • No Fourth Wall: Even more so than Spidey.
  • Nominal Hero: Big time. After all, He's...
  • Only in It for the Money: As long as he's paid, he's golden.
  • Only Mostly Dead: He promised the webslinger that if he gave him the list, he'd only partially "unalive" him. It doesn't do much besides make Spidey flinch (might've had something to do with the tone). Wade even offered Peter a nice chunk of change to forget that Wade's swords were swords, but Peter stuck to his guns.
  • Psycho for Hire: Extra emphasis on the psycho... give or take.
  • Remember the New Guy?: You would have thought Spider-Man's teammates would have mentioned sooner that there had been someone in their team before Peter arrived and who eventually left.
  • Shadow Archetype: Lampshaded by Spider-Man after hearing Wade's last and most plausible origin story. He claims that if matters have gone a little different, he would have ended up like Wade. This is also seen through the whole episode, regarding their similar quirks and the arguments regarding their differences.
  • You Can't Handle the Parody: He tries to lay this line on Spider-Man. However, Wade being Wade and the delivery causes Spidey to deliver a hilariously deadpan 'Really?'.
  • Younger and Hipper: This version of Deadpool is implied to still be a teenager. His skin is also smooth and free of the many cancer scars his comic counterpart has. He was a former member of Spider-Man's team prior to him joining, and the most believable backstory I give is that he was a strange kid who was taken in and trained by Nick Fury.

    Michael Korvac 

Michael Korvac

Voiced by: James Marsters

An insane galactic conqueror and ruler of the Chitauri.


  • In Name Only: Shares very little similarities to the Korvac of the comics.

    Dracula 

Dracula

Voiced by: Corey Burton

King of the vampires.


  • Dracula: He resents being referred to as a Count, as his proper title is the King of Transylvania.
  • Knight of Cerebus: One of the few villains with no funny quirks whatsoever.
  • Undeathly Pallor: His skin is bluish pale due to him being a vanpire.

    Morgan Le Fay 

Morgan Le Fay

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A powerful witch sealed inside a magic sword.


  • Affably Evil: She's a very outgoing and polite lady who just wants to engulf the world into eternal darkness.
  • Berserk Button: Being called evil she can handle, but hates being called old.
  • Child Hater: Just before she get's dragged of to her prison again, she remembers that she actually hates kids.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her arrogance becomes her undoing.
  • Friend to All Children: She claims to absolutely adore children, though it doesn't stop her from trying to kill them.

    The Grandmaster 

The Grandmaster

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

One of the Elders of the Universe, who specialises in playing games.


  • Big Brother Bully: To his younger brother, the Collector.
  • Sore Loser: He really doesn't like losing.
  • Smug Super: One of the most powerful beings in the universe, a fact he loves to flaunt.

    Shriek/Frances Barrison 

Shriek

Voiced by: Ashley Eckstein

One of the prospective recruits for Doctor Octopus's new Sinister Six.


    Wolf Spider 

Wolf Spider

An evil Spider-Man trying to get fragments of the Siege Perilous so that he can conquer the multiverse.


  • Actually Not a Vampire: While he's not a normal human, he's assumed to be a vampire due to working for the Lizard-King, avoiding sunlight, possessing superhuman abilities, and wearing a cloak. He's actually an evil version of Spider-Man.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: He initially wears a hooded cloak that further hides his identity.
  • Arc Villain: Wolf Spider is the main villain of Return to The Spider-Verse storyline.
  • Ax-Crazy: He reveals himself to be a murderous super villain who killed not only his universe's Miles Morales, but everyone who stood for heroism.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: He has black sclera and pupil-less red irises, highlighting how evil he is.
  • Canon Foreigner: He doesn't exist in any comic, being created for the Spider-Verse event in the series, although he appears to be partially based on Patton Parnell.
  • Composite Character: Being an evil, sociopathic Spider-Man with organic spider-limbs resembles that of Patton Parnell of Spider-Verse, but killing other Spider-Men to take their life force is the gimmick of the Inheritors, particularly Morlun.
  • Cool Mask: To hide the fact that he's an incarnation of Peter Parker, he wears a metal mask with large, opaque red lenses.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has pallid skin and black hair.
  • Expy: His nature as an evil counterpart to Spider-Man and his use of a (albeit organic) four-legged suit of Spider Armor establish him as one to the Superior Spider-Man, but his pale skin, Black Eyes of Crazy, and plan to travel the multiverse and absorb the life force of various Spider-Totems make him a counterpart to Morlun.
  • The Ghost: He is mentioned in the second part of the Return to The Spider-Verse saga, but doesn't make a physical appearance.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Absorbing the life force of several Spiders turned out to be a big mistake, as their pureness became like poison to him, utterly destroying his body.
  • Life Drinker: He tries to absorb the life force of the incarnations of Spider-Man encountered across the show's "Spider-Verse" arcs, using the Web of Life and Siege Perilous as a conduit.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: After the Spider-Totems start fighting from within, he overloads and shatters.
  • Meaningful Name: Wolf Spiders eat other spiders, making his name very fitting.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He leaves a swath of destruction in his wake while "fleeing" from the Web Warriors.
  • Spider Limbs: He has four spider-legs hidden under his cloak.
  • Super Mode: After absorbing the life force of multiple Spiders, his irises turn purple, he bulks up significantly, and gains the ability to fire purple energy blasts.
  • Supervillain Lair: He set up shop in the show's version of the Ultimate Universe, in a suitably creepy underwater cave.
  • The Worf Effect: In the first part of the Return to The Spider-Verse saga, he takes on three other incarnations of Spider-Man and handily holds his own. In the second part, he's mentioned to have been run out of town by Doc Ock Holliday and the Phantom Rider. And in the third part, he is easily repelled by Mr. Negative.

    Kaine 

Kaine

Voiced by: Drake Bell

A Synthezoid created using Spider-Man's DNA. Very creepy.


    The Spider-Slayers 

The Spider-Slayers

Bone Spider and Goliath Spider voiced by: Imari Williams
Ghost Spider voiced by: Roger Craig Smith

A team of Synthezoids based off of Spider-man's DNA. Scarlet Spider was created to be their leader. They consist of Bone Spider, Ghost Spider, and Goliath Spider.


    Mysterio I/Quentin Beck 

Mysterio I/Quentin Beck

Voiced by: Paul Scheer

An illusionist who turned to a life of crime. He made a deal with Dormammu to make his illusions real. His last fight with Spider-Man ended with him falling off a bridge and into the river.


  • Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with Dormammu to make his illusions real.
  • Disappeared Dad: Became one to his daughter.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once Spider-Man saves him from Dormammu he and his daughter Frances spend Christmas with Spider-Man and his family (and Moon Knight).
  • Never Found the Body: His last fight with Spider-Man ended with him falling into the river. Spider-Man dove in after him but only found his helmet. In actuality, due to the deal he made with Dormammu, he became trapped in it.

    Mysterio II/Frances Beck 

Mysterio II/Frances Beck

Voiced by: Mary Kate Wiles

Quentin Beck's daughter.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: A female Mysterio.
  • Canon Foreigner: Frances Beck does not have a direct comic counterpart. That being said, however, she does draw inspiration from several characters.
  • Composite Character: Being the second Mysterio is taken from Daniel Berkhart while her first name is derived from the third Mysterio Francis Klum. The concept of a female relative being out to avenge Mysterio was also probably based on Maguire Beck.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once she stops trying to avenge her dead father (who turns out to be alive) she joins the newest batch of S.H.I.E.L.D. academy students.
  • Revenge: Wanted revenge on Spider-Man and the city.

    Juggernaut 

Cain Marko, a very powerful criminal


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