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Trivia tropes for the TV Series:

  • The Danza: Stan Lee as Stan the janitor.
  • Fan Nickname: "Spider-Man and His Ultimate Friends" for the show because when it was first announced, fans expected the show to be an adaptation of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book, but the actual show turned out to be a team-up series similar to the earlier Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Christopher Yost denied rumors that The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! and Ultimate Spider-Man take place in the same universe. Jeph Loeb went on to confirm those rumors. Viewers have pointed out that if Loeb's word becomes true, it would open up a mess of contradictions.
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  • I Knew It!: The synopsis for the episode "The Sinister Six", which, well, introduces the Sinister Six, describe their members as being Lizard, Rhino, Electro, Kraven, Beetle and "a secret sixth member". Considering that 1) Dr. Octopus is the leader of the group in most incarnations and 2) This version of him is indirectly responsible for the creation of two of them, nobody really was surprised when the spoiler images confirmed it was him.
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  • Out of Order: While not as bad as one of its predecessors , this trope has taken affect at times. For example, in production order, the last 6 episodes of season 3 are the Halloween episode, the Christmas episode, and the 4 part Contest Of Champions finale. The former two aired on October and December 2014, while the finale aired in October 2015, over 10 months later, with episodes taking place before the Halloween episode airing between the Christmas episode and the finale.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Tom Kenny voices the aforementioned Doctor Octopus, who's incredibly quiet and menacing in this incarnation.
    • Will Friedle, who normally plays the hero, as the crazy and psychotic Deadpool.
    • Christopher Daniel Barnes, who's best known for voicing Spider-Man himself, as Electro and Wolf Spider.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The show is getting a comic adaptation called Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man starting in April.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Who knew that Nova was in the band, or that White Tiger was his childhood best friend?
  • Role Reprisal: J. Jonah Jameson is voiced by J. K. Simmons, who portrayed him onscreen in the Spider-Man Trilogy. He hasn't lost his edge. Or his hamminess.
  • Short Run in Peru: The UK Disney XD gets the episodes before its Us counterpart airs them.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Tom Kenny voices Doc Ock, Wizard, Curt Connors (before "The Iron Octopus") and Vulture.
      • "Iron Vulture" has frequent banter between Ock and Vulture.
    • Tara Strong voices Mary Jane and Thundra. There's even a brief exchange of dialogue between MJ and Thundra during the pilot.
    • Matt Lanter voices Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn. The episode "Anti-Venom" milks this trope for all its worth, similar to "Iron Vulture" with Tom Kenny.
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