Anna Parker was born cursed with the mutant power to absorb memories, powers, and even DNA. Then, on a routine school field trip she was bitten by a radioactive spider. Now armed with super strength, speed, and the agility of a spider. And the abilities to climb walls, and create organic webbing, she fights crime between school and social life as....
The Spectacular Spider-Rogue.
"Ugh, how do you eat like that and maintain your figure?" Mary Jane Robbins asked with a combination of jealousy, and mild disgust, while she pointed at Anna Parker's chili fries.
"I have killer metabolism" Anna replied around a mouthful of food.
"Killer metabolism or not, greasy food kills" MJ replied, like she was the authority on such things.
"Quick, put that on a t-shirt. You'll be rich". Anna joked. "And I should be so lucky to die of cholesterol. Sinister Octopus will probably be the end of me."
"Shush, someone will hear you." She slapped Anna's hand, and looked around as if expecting to see spies all around them.
"Yeah for sure. Cause I'm so sure he employees high school students." Anna rolled her eyes.
"About as likely as a superhero in high school." MJ snapped back.
"Jeeze, what's got you so edgy today?"
"I'm, ah, trying out for the squad again." She stirred her yogurt, avoiding eye contact, and blushed slightly.
"Pep squad? Really? I could call you fat and worthless right here, and save you the effort." Anna offered helpfully.
"Mmmmm, yeah but your heart wouldn't be in it." MJ smiled. "So can you come by later and help me with my English paper? Its kicking my button. Or are you patrolling tonight?"
"I'm gonna make the rounds, but I could swing by your house first." Anna smirked.
"That joke has never been funny. Ever." She swiped a cold chilli fry from Anna's plate and popped it in her mouth.
"Greasy food kills" Anna said.
"Think I read that on a T-shirt somewhere." MJ replied, and they both laugh.
"Gee, robbing the jewelry store, now that's thinking outside the box." Spider-Rogue commented from the store front as the three goons hustled out.
"Its that Spider-Dame, shooter." One of them yelled, presumably the leader.
"Spider-Dame? Is this a 1940's gangster movie?" Spider-Rogue flipped forward from her perch, and kicked the thug in the face before he can get off a shot. "The foot bone connects to the....jawbone. the jawbone disconnects from the...face bone." She said in a sing-song voice, webbing the stunned crook to the ground. "Evening. I will be your superhero for tonight. The special is a serious butt-kicking, served with a side of embarrassment, and your choice of soup or salad." Spider-Rogue said, her hands planted on hips in what she hoped was a heroic, yet intimidating pose.
"Uh....what?" The big guy asked with an ape-like lack of comprehension. Which suited his ape like build very well.
"Its a joke. You know, kinda my thing. Thought y'all knew me. Uh, now then," She tried to recapture the moment "I'm going to give you two the chance to go ahead and give up now."
The two thugs exchange a look of disbelief.
"It won't make you guys any less villainous to quit now. I'm just saying, this is my whole night. I got a lot more thugs to thwart. So what do you guys say?"
The closest one pulled out a wicked looking knife. "I'm gonna peel you like a banana." He grinned.
"You peel bananas with a knife? That's kinda weird. You're weird man."
"Shut up!" He lunges at her swinging the knife wildly. Spider-Rogue blocks with one arm and slashes into the leather sleeve.
"Hey, this was on sale!" She yelled, and twisted the goons wrist with one hand. Her spider-sense tingled, and she ducked as the lead pipe swung over her head, and smashed knife guys nose, knocking him down.
"Vinnie you stupid mother--" He swore loudly, blood gushing from his nose. The big guy "Vinnie" looked stupidly at the pipe in his hand. Maybe that was his default expression.
"Hey thanks Vinnie" Spider-Rogue said cheerfully, as she webbed up knife guy with one hand. Vinnie charged at Spider-Rogue rather then running away, which would have the smart thing to do. "Criminals are the most optimistic people." Spider-Rogue commented as she dodged left, and drove a punch into his stomach. Spider sense tingled a little too late as the pipe smashed into the back of her head.
"Ow, okay. That, ow" Shes groaned from the ground.
"Now I'm gonna mess up yer pretty face."
"Well I'm gonna fix yours." She hit him in the face with both webs. "There! Already an improvement!" She sprung to her feet, and delivered a wicked uppercut that knocked him through the unbroken store front window.
"Ooopsie. Well, that's what insurance is for" She shrugged to herself, and swung up to a high place. She watched the scene until NYPD's finest arrive, then swung away, unnoticed by all but one....