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A Marvel/The Legend of Korra crossover fanfic made by Avatar Conner.

Spider-Man. One of earth's greatest heroes, he's saved countless people over the years and he's still doing if today. So if the big apple can have Spidy, why not add one to Republic City? A OC story, that takes place before Korra hitchhiked to the big city. Watch out, here comes the new Spider-Man.

The first fanfic in the "Legend of the Spider-Man" continuity. Proceeded by Legendary Spider-Man and Legendary Spider-Girl. Also possesses the non-canonical spinoff story Legend of the Spider-Man: Reign.


This fanfiction series contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the original comic, Venom was an alien symbiotic organism that latches onto Spider-Man. This incarnation of the symbiote was a type of dark spirit discovered by Jason's father.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Canon!Varrick did commit various crimes that landed him in prison (staging fake acts of terrorism and attempted kidnapping), here he is this universe's equivalent of the Green Goblin, having kidnapped and nearly murdered various people himself.
  • Aerith and Bob: In a world that has been so carefully engineered to be based on non-western sources, the main character is named... Jason.
  • Already Met Everyone: Jason is the nephew of Pema, who is married to Tenzin who is the son of Avatar Aang and Katara and also knows Avatar Korra. Akiko is old friends with Asami who happens to run into Mako who also happens to know Avatar Korra who runs into Spider-man and everything comes full-circle.
  • Composite Character: It is revealed that Tarrlock is The Kingpin.
    • Varrick is this universe's equivalent of Norman Osborn, including him being the Green Goblin.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: While the original Avatar does this periodically, throw Marvel into the mix and see what happens.
    • “The Captain” (because there is no “America”) was originally made for the 100-year war before he was frozen.
    • The Lizard is made with Dragon DNA.
  • Guilt Complex: Jason's primary motivation to be a hero is that he feels guilty over his mother's death, having noticed Lightning Bolt Zolt's goons with cans of kerosine and did nothing about it inspite of his new-found abilities, leading to the fire that burned down their home and killed his mother from exposure.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Jason obviously. He’s smart enough to make it to a Tech college and do his tests without his nerves getting to him, yet he has pecks. Something Akiko and Asami definitely notices. Guess superpower-inducing spiders definitely help.
  • Incest Subtext: Averted. Jinora possesses a Fangirl crush on Spider-man, completely unaware that Spider-man is actually her cousin Jason, not that it makes it any easier for him.
  • Inner City School: Jason once jokes in Chapter 3 that he could not imagine Avatar Aang going to public school, believing that it would turn him evil.
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople): Because there is no “America”, there is no “Captain America”. Instead he’s just “The Captain”.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Jason has saved Tenzin and his family multiple times as Spider-man until Tenzin’s wife Pema knocks on his door and tells him that she is his mother’s long-lost sister.
  • Meet Cute: Jason and Akiko first meet when Akiko accidentally slams a door in his face, nearly breaking his nose.
  • The Multiverse: Jason gets his powers from a radioactive spider curtesy of Madam Web and is taught the whole “power-responsibility” schpeel by Peter Parker himself from the original Marvel Universe.
  • My Parents Are Dead: Jason never knew his dad. Once his mother dies in Chapter 2, he is left without any family left. Until he finds out he has an aunt…
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Instead of the Daily Bugle, Jason works at the Daily Marvel.
    • Mr. Lee's son-in-law just so happens to be this universe's equivalent of J. Jonah Jameson. What makes this funny is that the original JJJ was based on Stan Lee.
  • Near-Death Experience: Green Goblin drops Akiko off of a bridge and Spider-man just barely catches her not unlike what happened to Gwen in the comics. Unlike the comics however, Akiko did in-fact NOT(!!!) die from the experience.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Stan Lee was very deliberately based off of Stan Lee.
  • Official Couple: Asami and Mako, then Mako and Korra
  • Orphaned Etymology: Somehow, Christmas and Santa Claus exist in this world despite the utter lack of Christianity existing within this world.
  • Original Character: Jason O-rou (while being this fanfic’s Spider-man, there is no “Jason O-rou” in Marvel Comics) and his girlfriend Akiko (who very mildly parallels Gwen Stacy).
  • Popcultural Osmosis Failure: A recurring gag in the "Spider-Verse" arc is when other incarnations of Spider-man tease Jaspn by referencing Harry Potter repeatedly. Because Jason lives in a Wutai Roaring Twenties New York City stand-in, this is understandable.
  • Secret Keeper: Akiko finds out his secret identity by accident while Katara figured it out.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Lightning Bolt Zolt has little to no presence in the original show itself - nor does he here - but he is essentially the one who killed Jason’s mother Ava by burning their apartment down.
  • Super Hero Origin
  • Would Hurt a Child: Early in Jason's hero career, he finds out that a little boy named An was viciously assaulted by gang members because Spider-Man talked to him, leaving various burned scars across his face and becoming partially blind in one eye (and nearly losing the other entirely). Naturally, Spider-Man does not take this lying down, tracking down the boss who gave the order and threatens him properly.
  • Wutai: The World as a whole is this just like in the show.


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