Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, which he could have prevented, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became the Amazing Spider-Man!
The Venom symbiote bonded with Spider-Man during his adventure in the first "Secret Wars" on the Beyonder's makeshift planet called Battleworld. Initially, he thought the symbiote was just a costume. However upon his discovery that it was sentient, he rejected it. Since then, the symbiote has bonded with several different hosts, the most well-known being Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson.
During an experiment Dr. Curtis Connors accidentally turned into a ferocious reptilian monster who seeks to turn humans into lizards like himself. The Lizard is one of Spider-Man’s oldest and deadliest foes while ironically, his alter ego is a close friend and former teacher of Spidey’s alter ego Peter Parker.
Carnage is the offspring of the alien symbiote Venom. It bonded with the crazed serial killer, Cletus Kasady, thus creating one of Spider-Man's most murderous, brutal, and lethal adversaries.
Ben Grimm, better known as the Thing, is the original quintessential tough-guy of the Marvel Universe. But, because of his transformation, he's also the tragic member of the Fantastic Four. Ben was an ace test-pilot until exposure to intense cosmic radiation mutated him into a rock-skinned monster with immense superhuman strength. Ben's exterior is much harder than stone which gives him a rather gruff disposition; but deep down, he has a heart of gold.
The second and most successful clone of Spider-Man created by the Jackal. A superhero known as the Scarlet Spider, Reilly later replaced Peter Parker for a time as Spider-Man after he found out that all this time he was the original and not Peter. Ben met his ultimate demise in the fight against the Green Goblin which led to Peter becoming Spider-man once again, after he found out that he is the real Spider-man after all.
Eddie Brock bonded to the alien symbiote after it was discarded by Spider-Man, becoming the first Venom. Brock was later Anti-Venom, but the symbiote was lost during Spider-Island. Brock has also been forcibly bonded to the Toxin symbiote by the Crime Master, but has reluctantly given it up to stop Carnage. He has recently been rebonded with Venom.
Mary Jane Watson is a major love interest of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. She married him but didn't(!), now she's one of the few people who know who he is, and still supports him as a close friend and confidante. Currently, Mary Jane and Peter have reconciled their relationship and she no longer seems to work for Stark Industries.
Former chemist, manufactured designer drugs, sent to prison after being captured by Spider-Man. Later mutated and impersonated Spider-Man to frame him for deaths of his former superiors.
Originally idolizing Doctor Octopus, Ollie Osnick used his intellect to create a pair arms and become his sidekick. After a run in with the villain himself and being saved by Spider-Man, Ollie became a hero.
Cletus Kassady is a deranged and highly dangerous serial killer and long-time host to the Carnage symbiote.
Leader of Shadowforce Alpha. Came into conflict with Ben Reilly aka the Scarlet Spider.
Member of Shadowforce Alpha. Main weapon is a flamethrower.
He and his twin Brother Shot are members of the mercenary team Shadowforce Alpha.
He and his twin brother Shell are members of the mercenary group Shadowteam Alpha.
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