Spider-Man – Everything You Need to Know

 The following post contains spoilers for Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Bitten by a radioactive spider at the age of 15, Peter Parker neglected a criminal who later murdered his Uncle Ben, driving Peter to design a costume and web-shooters and embrace a strong sense of responsibility as the crime-fighting Spider-Man.

Spider-Man has been operating as a superhero for 8 years in New York City, when the game begins he is serving an arrest warrant to long time criminal Wilson Fisk. A new gang quickly takes to the street known as the Demons who are seeking a powerful weapon called Dragon’s Breath.

Variety of web slinging abilities for traversal and combat

A ‘Spidey sense’ that warns Peter of incoming danger

Inventive and can design own gadgets or traps

Superhuman strength, agility and acrobatics gives Spider-Man the edge in combat

Mary Jane Watson

A skilled investigative journalist working for the Daily Bugle, Mary Jane Watson is a long-time friend of Peter Parker and Spider-Man. The pair previously dated until Mary Jane broke off their relationship due to Peter being too overprotective.

While investigating Wilson Fisk’s auction, Mary Jane runs into the demons and then Spider-Man. Mary Jane eventually decides to help Peter as a partner investigating Martin Li and the demon gang. She later infiltrates Oscorp and Norman Osborne’s penthouse.

Highly skilled investigative reporter working for the Daily Bugle

A knack for sneaking into restricted areas

Martin Li / Mr Negative

A philanthropist running the homeless shelter F.E.A.S.T., Martin Li is a respected figure in the community and Peter’s life. However Li hides a dark past and after Wilson Fisk’s incarceration sends his demon gang into the streets to claim control.

As his alter-ego Mr Negative, Li is obsessed with taking down mayor Norman Osborn who gave him his powers as a child and indirectly caused the death of his parents. Martin Li leads a dual life – in one life as a kind and compassionate individual who uses his wealth to help others and in the other a ruthless terrorist and criminal willing to hurt others to get what he wants.

Generates and controls a powerful negative energy

Leader of the Demon gang who are terrorizing New York City

Dangerous swordsman able to charge up weapons with negative energy

Able to grant a portion of his powers to his demon followers by corrupting them

 


Spider-Man Timeline

Fisk Defeated

Fisk Defeated
After an intense battle at Fisk Tower, Spider-Man apprehends Wilson Fisk working alongside the NYPD and police captain Yuri Watanabe.

Auction House Break In

Auction House Break In
Peter investigates a break-in at Fisk’s auction house where he runs into ex-girlfriend Mary Jane Watson. They encounter a gang called the Inner Demons who are all wearing demon masks and searching for a file detailing a secret project named Devil’s Breath.

Octavius Industries Shut Down

Octavius Industries Shut Down
New York City mayor Norman Osborn cuts funding to Octavius Industries forcing Otto and Peter’s work on prosthetic limbs to shut down.

Attack At Campaign Rally

Attack At Campaign Rally
At a re-election campaign rally for Norman Osborn, the Inner Demon gang threaten Osborn before attacking with suicide bombers killing officer Jefferson Davis, the father of Miles Morales, in the process. During the attack Peter spots Martin Li as the leader of the demons.

Miles joins F.E.A.S.T.

Miles joins F.E.A.S.T.
In the wake of the destructive attack by Martin Li and his followers Miles decides to join F.E.A.S.T. and quickly befriends Peter.

Osborn hires Sable International

Osborn hires Sable International
Osborn hires Sable International, a private military company led by mercenary Silver Sable to take back control of the city from the Inner Demons. Despite their shared goal, Sable International’s methods are more violent than Peter’s and the group makes things difficult for Spider-Man.

Attack at Grand Central Station

Attack at Grand Central Station
Martin Li steals Devil’s Breath, a bio-weapon inadvertently created by Osborn while searching for a cure for all disease. As Mr Negative, Li attempts to detonate the weapon in Grand Central Station but after joining forces Mary Jane and Spider-Man manage to capture Li who is arrested and sent to the high security prison, the Raft.

Dr Octavius’ Obsession Grows

Dr Octavius’ Obsession Grows
Dr Octavius’ obsession with getting revenge on Norman Osborn continues to grow and leads to further development of his artificial arms project creating tentacle-like constructs controlled by a neural implant. Peter quickly grows concerned that the implant may negatively affect Octavius’ mental state.

The Sinister Six

The Sinister Six
As ‘Doctor Octopus’ Otto attacks Ryker’s Island and the high security prison known as The Raft releasing dangerous criminals including Mr. Negative, Electro, Rhino, Shocker and Scorpion. He also steals the Devil’s Breath and unleashes it on New York City. Mayor Osborn declares martial law.

The Truth Behind Devil’s Breath

The Truth Behind Devil’s Breath
Mary Jane breaks into Osborn’s penthouse and discovers that her and Peter’s best friend Harry Osborn is terminally ill and the Devil’s Breath was intended to be a cure for his disease. After infiltrating a secret lab Mary Jane also learns that Martin Li was a test subject for Devil’s Breath as a child which sparked his powers and led to the death of his parents resulting in a

Doctor Octopus Strikes

Doctor Octopus Strikes
Spider-Man gradually rounds up the criminals that escaped The Raft including Martin Li. However, Peter is critically wounded when Doctor Octopus kidnaps Osborn and the only cure for Devil’s Breath.

Victory Atop Oscorp

Victory Atop Oscorp
In a dramatic and emotional confrontation atop Oscorp tower, Peter defeats his mentor wearing a new armoured suit based on Otto’s designs and retrieves the cure. Dr Octavius reveals that he knew Peter was Spider-Man.

Aunt May’s Death

Aunt May’s Death
As Aunt May suffers from the toxic effects of Devil’s Breath, Peter faces a difficult choice: use the small amount of cure to save his aunt or give it to the doctors to manufacture a mass cure. Peter chooses the latter and during a tearful farewell May reveals she knew about Peter’s secret life as Spider-Man.

Peter and MJ Reunite

Peter and MJ Reunite
Three months after the fight at Oscorp, Mary Jane has been promoted to Associate Editor at the Daily Bugle and after growing closer over time and overcoming their differences Peter and Mary Jane rekindle their relationship.

Two Of A Kind

Two Of A Kind
Miles visits Peter’s new apartment and reveals his spider powers after being bitten by an experimental spider that left Osborn’s lab with Mary Jane. Peter reveals his powers and his identity as Spider-Man to Miles.

Dr Octopus / Otto Octavius

Dr Otto Octavius is a passionate scientist and a mentor to his assistant Peter Parker, their work together on artificial limbs promises to change the world until Norman Osborn shuts their lab down.

With a burning hatred for Osborn for shutting him out of Oscorp, the company he helped start and now preventing his funding, Otto pushes his experiments too far creating an unstable neural link to control weaponized mechanical arms. As Dr Octopus, he terrorizes New York City kidnapping Norman Osborn, breaking other villains out of The Raft to form the Sinister Six and unleashing the bio-weapon Devil’s Breath. Distraught at his mentor’s fall from grace Peter creates a new suit to combat the villain as Spider-Man.

Highly durable mechanical arms controlled by telepathy.

A genius intellect as well as a skilled engineer and inventor.

Miles Morales

A 15 year old student from Brooklyn, Miles has an aptitude for working with technology. His life is turned upside down when his father, Jefferson Davis is killed by Mr Negative at an award ceremony intended to honour his bravery as a police officer.

Understanding the pain Miles is going through, Peter encourages Aunt May to offer Miles work at the F.E.A.S.T. shelter and he proves his worth by helping those suffering with the effects of Devil’s Breath after the breakout at The Raft. On a supply run for medicine Miles runs into Rhino and Scorpion but manages to sneak away and inform Spider-Man.

When Mary Jane meets Miles after escaping from Osborn’s penthouse a spider from Osborn’s lab bites Miles, granting him the same powers as Spider-Man. 

Proficient with technology, developed an app that can hack military-grade technology.

Same powers as Spider-Man

Norman Osborn

Norman Osborn is mayor of New York City and co-founder of the multinational corporation Oscorp Industries. He is also the father of Harry Osborn one of Peter and Mary Jane’s closest friends.

Osborn hides a dark past and used the experimental treatment GR-27, later known as the weapon Devil’s Breath on a young Martin Li which resulted the death of Li’s parents and his supernatural powers. During Li’s attack on New York City he hires Sable International and Silver Sable to protect himself. He is captured by Dr Octopus who blames Osborn for his financial trouble and thrown from Oscorp tower however Spider-Man saves his life.

After resigning in disgrace as mayor for his role in creating Devil’s Breath, Norman visits his son who is terminally ill and held in a medical support tank surrounded by a black substance and promises to find a cure.

Vast amounts of wealth and power due to his position as CEO of Oscorp.

A skilled politician, able to manipulate the truth.

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