@spideycarnage99: It wasn't really a punch. He punched one of his portals to hit him.
Actually it makes sense. He's a kid and he doesn't want to accidentally punch someone's head off. It's about character. The bad guys are still gonna kill people so it hardly has anything to do with sheltering kids from violence and if Tony is Iron Man he's still gonna be punching people. You're just triggered cause of battle forum logic... He might not even mean this in a literally sense... he may mean non powered people will not get punched...
Jeez, the vine is crazy sometimes. Think about Spidey's powers for one second. He is legitimately superhuman and his punches are pretty damn powerful. He even makes a note of it in the comics. At his age, I wouldn't be surprised if he's afraid of hurting people.
This makes sense if the character is a kid. Given his powerset and how spiders usually interact with the world, there is a lot of room to develop a punch-less fighting style. I also seem to be in the minority here but I also disagree with one of the premises stated in the quoted article: "Good guys have to stop the bad guys by beating them with pure strength."
I guess I never really thought about the fact that he didn't use his fists in that show. Kind of like how Wolverine never used his claws in X-Men: Evoltuion. THAT, I noticed and it bothered me.
The Fox Censors on the 90s Spider-Man show were ridiculously tight. No actual guns, using other words instead of implicit death or killing and apparently one censor wrote "When Spider-Man lands on the rooftop, be sure that he doesn’t harm any pigeons.”
Well, that's not so bad. But you know what else came to mind? They didn't use bullets either - when cops shot their guns, lasers of some sort came out. Ha!
I think that was something a lot of cartoons censored in the 90s. The Superman Animated series, Batman Beyond and Gargoyles also had cops and army weapons fire lasers instead of bullets. 90s censors were weirdly strict.
@nerevarine_11: The Superman NOT punching thing was tried in Superman Returns (where he used all his powers in the ways you described). It was about time we got to see Superman kicking ass with HIS FISTS in MOS!!!! And SpiderMan not punching is idiotic.
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