"Sometimes being a swinging bachelorette isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sometimes it's so hard to keep on my happy-go-lucky face all day...it seems like a hubby, a house, and 2 to 3 kids would be just the ticket. But you had a shot at that didn't you, M. J.—and you couldn't have asked for a better catch than Peter Parker. There was only one problem: I figured out that Peter was really Spider-Man—and once I realized that, I knew I could never marry someone who I never knew for sure would come home from work alive!...Oh, why does he have to have such a darn high sense of responsibility?...If only he were less altruistic — I would've accepted his proposal on the spot. But if he was different...he wouldn't be the same guy you loved, would he, M. J,? Face it, lady: Peter Parker and Spider-Man—two sides of the same coin."
— Mary Jane Watson's
thought bubbles, Web of Spider-Man
, Issue #6 Vol. 1, written by Danny Fingeroth
I mean, Peter Parker, but no Spider-Man. I thought that was what you always wanted, MJ. Mary Jane:
Hh. I thought so too, I guess. But leave it to this...very messed-up situation to make me believe otherwise, tiger
. I used to dream of a life where we could just be us
, you know? With no Green Goblins or Venoms making everything such a horror show. But here's the thing — that wouldn't be us, would it? Because it wouldn't be you. As much as it might scare me or frustrate me or, yeah — even endanger
me — I can't change that. I don't want
to change that. The guy I'm in love with is a hero. He puts on a costume and risks his life to help other people for no reason other than that it's the right thing to do. And yes, that burden he carries around is why I kept pushing him away. But now I'm starting to realize it's also why I kept coming back to him.
"You are not, by any chance, betraying your secret identity just to impress cute boys, are you?" "Doctor, here's a tip. When I am on a date, when that rare and special thing happens in my real life, do not- do not, under any circumstances, put the Pope in my bedroom!"
: How does that relationship not work? I cant remember, why does she end up not with him? CA
: At the end of the episode she basically says, "I like you a lot but youre the god damn Batman
and thats whack."
"In other words, duties before cuties."