What makes Spider-Man so special?

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#1 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

What does Spider-Man have that make him so appealing to you?

I love Spider-Man, don't read his comics anymore( FU Quesada and money), but he will always will have a special place in my Superman heart. He has always taught me about...well responsibility...Yes it sounds cheesy, but whatever :D I probably give a more detailed explanation later.

What about you?

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#2 Posted by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the most human superhero that has ever been created.

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#3 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact I can relate to him, his humour and his truly heroic personality are the things that make him appeal to me.

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#4 Posted by mk111 (3148 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care for Spider-Man, so I couldn't answer that.

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#5 Posted by PCN24454 (482 posts) - - Show Bio

He was originally special for his humanity and responsibility.

Nowadays, they just focus on the fact the he's loser with no money or girlfriend. Apparently, he expects normal people to be like that and not happy in any way shape or form.

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#6 Posted by Strider1992 (18206 posts) - - Show Bio

@mk111 said:

I don't care for Spider-Man, so I couldn't answer that.

And yet you are on a forum dedicated to him -.o

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#7 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

He pioneered the whole 'teenage hero with teenage problems' archetype. Much like how Batman is the blueprint for all no-powers grim vigilantes, Spider-Man is the original teenage superhero who isn't a sidekick.

I found him relatable in high school, but I don't know, I guess I've kind of outgrown that. For some reason, I find heroes like Captain America or Superman to be more relatable now. But I can definitely see the appeal.

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#8 Posted by LaserLambert (641 posts) - - Show Bio
@veshark said:

He pioneered the whole 'teenage hero with teenage problems' archetype. Much like how Batman is the blueprint for all no-powers grim vigilantes, Spider-Man is the original teenage superhero who isn't a sidekick.

I found him relatable in high school, but I don't know, I guess I've kind of outgrown that. For some reason, I find heroes like Captain America or Superman to be more relatable now. But I can definitely see the appeal.

I feel the same way, it makes me sad to think about it now how much I liked Spider-man, I have posters and action figures still, but now whenever I see anything with him anymore I just groan and do something else. I guess I just outgrew him.

I still think the idea behind him is still great. The responsibility angle all of it is really good.

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#9 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

@laserlambert

Present Peter in the comics left high school a long time ago - but the whole high-school hero is still a big part of the character, I feel. And it's also arguably the most compelling and innovative phase of the character, being continuously revisited in other media like the TV shows or movies. I can still enjoy the character, but on a personal level, I don't know - I just don't have that connection anymore.

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#10 Posted by w0nd (6667 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the whole teenage super hero aspect, i enjoy the fact this dorky kid from queens ended up becoming a super hero married to a super model.....When I was younger I enjoyed his quips, I was use to seeing heroes like super man and batman and here is this one who is all...mouthy and quick witted. he was just over all a fun character

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#11 Posted by SmashBrawler (6033 posts) - - Show Bio

He's one of the very few heroes I actually relate to. I've said it once and I'll say it again: relatability is overrated. However, when you relate to a character you relate to them. Plus he has a cool personality and costume, a great supporting cast and rogues gallery, and a lot of fantastic stories.

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#12 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3255 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the whole teenage hero thing he had, it also helps that he was a teen with these powers that are so unique. I enjoy all the quips and I think he is was a great character.

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#13 Edited by The Stegman (35923 posts) - - Show Bio

Originality:

-He was the first major superhero to be a teenager, that's right, not a sidekick, a full blown hero, with his own title.

-His costume was outstanding

-His powers are still the most unique powers in comics

-His fighting style is beautiful to watch

-His villains are the third greatest in comics (Besides Batman and Flash)

-He's hilarious

-He's likable

-He's an underdog, thus, must can see themselves in him

-Unlike a majority of Marvel characters, he actually has a well defined moral compass

-He is a good guy, making him extremely enjoying to read

-His inner monologues are gold

Spider-Man is without a doubt, one of the greatest heroes to ever be created.

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#15 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10191 posts) - - Show Bio

His haircut

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#16 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

Unique, funny, relate-able, an awesome rogues gallery etc etc.

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#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45342 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing I find relatable about Spider-Man is that he likes red heads

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#18 Posted by PunyParker (15616 posts) - - Show Bio

His white viscous fluid.......i'm sorry i'm terrible!

He's funny-relatable-everyday guy-problems-money-girls-teenager.....etc!

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#19 Posted by PunyParker (15616 posts) - - Show Bio

-His inner monologues are gold

They so are!...(depending on the writer,of cource)

He also established them as a unique comic book superhero aspects.

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#20 Posted by wrthreeh (71 posts) - - Show Bio

He's just one of those heroes who you know that you can easily approach to and know that he's a guy just like us.

There's something wonderfully special in that,

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#21 Posted by PCN24454 (482 posts) - - Show Bio

Originality:

-He was the first major superhero to be a teenager, that's right, not a sidekick, a full blown hero, with his own title.

-His costume was outstanding

-His powers are still the most unique powers in comics

-His fighting style is beautiful to watch

-His villains are the third greatest in comics (Besides Batman and Flash)

-He's hilarious

-He's likable

-He's an underdog, thus, must can see themselves in him

-Unlike a majority of Marvel characters, he actually has a well defined moral compass

-He is a good guy, making him extremely enjoying to read

-His inner monologues are gold

Spider-Man is without a doubt, one of the greatest heroes to ever be created.

Are you listing off of TV Tropes?

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#22 Posted by ms__omega (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is the quote "everyman" he has real world problems just like normal people do school, money issues, and dealing with his love life. Also its his attitude no matter how much life beats Peter down he still stands up for whats right and what he believes in that's why I find Spiderman the most relateable and one of the best heroes created.

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#24 Edited by Teerack (10369 posts) - - Show Bio

He's young, he's funny, he looks cool, his powers are actually unique, and there is a great mix of seriousness tragedy and comedy in his life, he gets all the hottest girls, and he started out as a nerd getting picked on. Spider-Man is the sum of what everyone wants to be.

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#25 Edited by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio
@primmaster64 said:

What does Spider-Man have that make him so appealing to you?

I love Spider-Man, don't read his comics anymore( FU Quesada and money), but he will always will have a special place in my Superman heart. He has always taught me about...well responsibility...Yes it sounds cheesy, but whatever :D I probably give a more detailed explanation later.

What about you?

Ms. Omega:Because he is the quote "everyman" he has real world problems just like normal people do school, money issues, and dealing with his love life. Also its his attitude no matter how much life beats Peter down he still stands up for whats right and what he believes in that's why I find Spiderman the most relateable and one of the best heroes created.

I think you hit the nail on the head. He is what I believe human are: Flawed individuals trying their best to be their best. We may not always succeed, but we damn well try. But I think this explains what Spider-Man means a lot better.

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P.S: God Bless Sam Raimi

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#26 Posted by The Stegman (35923 posts) - - Show Bio

@pcn24454: Nope, that was off the top of my head.

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#27 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1710 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: I think with this answer we can go home. Well said, well said.

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#28 Edited by Killemall (18928 posts) - - Show Bio

What makes Spiderman so special?

Nothing, which is the greatest thing about him. He is the most relatable, down to earth character i have read. Apart from spiderman powers and intellgence, he faces all the problems a normal man faces. Hard to find a job, boss treats you like crap, not enough money to support your family, world being very unappreciative of you and well "Parker Luck".

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#30 Edited by Billy Batson (59636 posts) - - Show Bio

What makes Spiderman so special?

Nothing, which is the greatest thing about him. He is the most relatable, down to earth character i have read. Apart from spiderman powers and intellgence, he faces all the problems a normal man faces. Hard to find a job, boss treats you like crap, not enough money to support your family, world being very unappreciative of you and well "Parker Luck".

So, he's basically Donald Duck.

BB

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#31 Posted by Nerx (15351 posts) - - Show Bio

He transformed into a Black Child

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#32 Edited by Killemall (18928 posts) - - Show Bio

@killemall said:

What makes Spiderman so special?

Nothing, which is the greatest thing about him. He is the most relatable, down to earth character i have read. Apart from spiderman powers and intellgence, he faces all the problems a normal man faces. Hard to find a job, boss treats you like crap, not enough money to support your family, world being very unappreciative of you and well "Parker Luck".

So, he's basically Donald Duck.

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hahah More or less yes...

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#33 Posted by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio

@punyparker: Yeah. The original Spider-Man trilogy is my favorite movie trilogy, with Spider-Man 1 being my favorite movie of all time.

They are great movies that show why not only Spider-Man is needed, but other superheroes as well.

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#34 Edited by PunyParker (15616 posts) - - Show Bio

@superguy0009e: It is good.....i like Garfield more,of cource,but as movies they're good.....('xcept 3....which i liked back then.)

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#35 Posted by 5pideyP00l (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider Man is special because he ALWAYS finds a way to solve his problem's even if by lucky, he can do things even the most amazing avenger can't just by struggling. Also I like to think that every average skinny boy like me as a child can relate to him.

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