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No One Breaks My Heart Like You is a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse fanfic series written by danniellecj.

There is joy in rediscovery. A familiar recognition of all the parts of you. The you, in the old photographs, in long lines of hidden shelves, the taste of strawberries, the scent of flowers. For Mary Jane Watson, it starts when she opens to door to Peter Parker, a year and a half later.

This fanfic series can be read on FanFiction.Net here and Archive of Our Own here.

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  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Barbara can tell that Mary Jane is unhappy in her marriage to Peter, Mary Jane tries to assure her that they'e just going thought a rough patch. Barbara is not fooled, and Mary Jane admits her marriage troubles to her. While Barbara agrees that Peter's not a bad men, she asks Mary Jane if either of them are happy.
  • Downer Ending: The ending of the first chapter. After Peter and Mary Jane divorce, Mary Jane is sad and alone at a cast party, due to there being some gossip about her divorce. Barbara drives her home, and Mary Jane goes to bed sad and alone, missing Peter by her side and starting to cry.
  • Love Martyr: Deconstruction. Because of Peter's superhero career as Spider-Man, there's significant strain on his and Mary Jane's marriage. Mary Jane was willing to deal with it because she loves Peter and she's proud of the good he does as Spider-Man. However, Peter feels guilty for all the sacrifices she has made for him; the final straw was Peter learning that Mary Jane was unhappy. Feeling that he cannot put her first, he decides to end their marriage despite the pain it would cause the both of them.
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  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Barbara could tell that Mary Jane was unhappy and genuinely wanted to help her, so she talked with Mary Jane about her marriage problems. However, this talk was heard by Peter. Feeling guilty for the problems, Peter decides to end their marriage, feeling Mary Jane can't be happy with him.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Downplayed. Barbara Heinz, Mary Jane's friend, does not hate Peter or look down on him; she knows that Peter and Mary Jane love each other and that Peter is a good guy. However, she can tell that Mary Jane is unhappy and sometimes feels that he's weighing her down.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: As Peter moves into his new apartment, and Mary Jane talk to him. Peter says goodbye and tells Mary Jane he wish things could have been better, to which a disappointed Mary Jane tells Peter that they can be better, but "You just didn't want to try". She leaves him alone after saying that.
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