After receiving a half scholarship, Pavitr Prabhakar moves to Mumbai with his Aunt Maya and Uncle Bhim to study. At his new school the other students tease him and beat him for his studious nature and simple background with only Meera Jain, a popular girl from his school, befriending him. One day while being chased by bullies, Pavitr encounters a yogi who grants him the powers of a spider in order to fight the evil that threatens the world. While discovering his powers, Pavitr comes across a woman being attacked by several men but refuses to help. After he leaves, he hears his uncle cry out and decides to return, only to discover Bhim had been slain when he tried to help the woman. Pavitr then swears to use his powers for the good of others.
Sometime later, Pavitr is attacked by a multi-armed demon, the Earth-50101 version of Doctor Octopus. Making his public debut as Spider-Man he is able to defeat Demon Ock, but is labeled a threat by the newspapers. However, in retaliation for this defeat, Prabhakar's aunt was kidnapped by Nalin Oberoi, a local crime lord and the one responsible for creating the demon.
Spider-Man arrives at the a refinery outside Mumbai and discovers Oberoi had also kidnapped Meera. When Pavitr confronts the crime lord he drops both Maya and Meera from the top of the refinery. Spider-Man dives for his aunt, saving her, but fails to rescue Meera. However, she is saved by Demon Ock, who had been betrayed by Oberoi and blasted him into the ocean with a ray. Revealing his identity to Meera, Pavitr asks her to take his aunt to safety. Oberoi banishes Demon Ock for good, and touches Spider-Man with the amulet, releasing a Venom-like creature which tries to lure Spider-Man to the dark side. Remembering his uncle's saying about responsibility, Pavitr rejects the evil, shattering the link between the demons and Oberoi, reverting him back to normal. Spider-Man throws the amulet into the ocean and Oberoi is sent to a mental institution. Pavitr Prabhakar begins a romance with Meera and is shown celebrating the festival Diwali with his aunt.
Edge of the Spider-Verse
Recently, Pavitr was attacked by a being hunting down all the different Spider-Men. The Spider-Man of Earth-616 arrives and saves him, taking him back to 2099, revealing that he has already recruited several other Spider-Men.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
Pavitr Prabhakar appears as a supporting character in the sequel to 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and is voiced by Karan Soni.