The Way of the Spider opinions and feats

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#1 Edited by david07437 (19 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know Batman, Captain America, Deathstroke and Wolverine are some of the greatest fighters in all of comic books. There are multiple good fighters in Marvel, but one can't help but think that Spider-man is severely underrated in terms of his fighting ability seeing as he developed the Way of the Spider with Shang-Chi that makes him damn formidable when fighting an opponent. . Spider-man has stalemated Shang-Chi, who has fought and beaten better trained opponents such as Gorgon and Captain America. He's even (very briefly) knocked out Wolverine. Look at the scans below.

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So what do you guys think about the Way of the Spider? Post scans!

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#2 Edited by amazingfantasy (2497 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly I do not have scans, but way of the Spider was insane, it made Peter extremely OP. No wonder Slott stopped using it.

He got so good at fighting skill to the point it worked as a substitute for his Spider-Sense. Without spider-sense he already stomped several Spider-People (Who had Spider-Sense) in instants with it, someone who not only was a Spider-Person but could also see his every next move wasn't able to land a hit on him, then he merged the way of Spider with Spider-Sense (Something we already know how strong is lol) and it got even more powerful as you can imagine. With it he was able to easily handle yet another Spider-Powered person but this time one who was considerably stronger and faster than him (Spidey was pretty much stomped by him previously). Lastly, it is a fighting style especifically developed for Peter's Spider-Powers, and given that it's not lethal, it's just a perfect skill for Parker. It doesn't make sense to not just make him use something that is beneficial in every way in every fight, so yes I can definitely see why it just... Vanished. lol

Edit: Managed to get some scans:

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#5 Posted by blackspidey2099 (6734 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by Spidercide (33 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's what I have regarding Peter's fighting skills, but be forewarned some of them are before he even developed Way of the Spider.

Spider-Man develops the Way of the Spider art under the tutelage of Shang-Chi (Amazing Spider-Man 664)

Spider-Man can use his skills to fight evenly with Julia Carpenter (Madame Web) who has spider-powers and can see the future, despite having no spider sense himself (uncited)

Spider-Man is trained by Captain America to focus his chi and watch the world slow around him. (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 1)

Spider-Man uses his kung-fu skills to easily beat spider-powered enemies, even when they have spider sense and he doesn't (Amazing Spider-Man 669, 693)

Spider-Man defeats an amped Kaine (Peter's more powerful clone) who had studied his fighting techniques - he does this by using his Way of the Spider skills combined with Spider Sense (Amazing Spider-Man 671)

Spider-Man counters an attack from Iron Fist (uncited)

Spider-Man can fight like a spider against skilled opponents (Amazing Spider-Man 534)

But I wish Peter had kept using his skilled techniques in battles, it was nice seeing him NOT be an incompetent goof while fighting, lol.

EDIT: Looks like @amazingfantasy above already covered the most relevant ones, lol.

Pre-OMD he was routintely not an incompetent goof.

Like seriously he was never incompetent during his battle with Morlun, Kingpin or Shathra during JMS' run.

He was incredibly competent during his fight with Juggernaut and Firelord considering he didnt know their powers

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#7 Edited by blackspidey2099 (6734 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidercide said:
@blackspidey2099 said:

Here's what I have regarding Peter's fighting skills, but be forewarned some of them are before he even developed Way of the Spider.

Spider-Man develops the Way of the Spider art under the tutelage of Shang-Chi (Amazing Spider-Man 664)

Spider-Man can use his skills to fight evenly with Julia Carpenter (Madame Web) who has spider-powers and can see the future, despite having no spider sense himself (uncited)

Spider-Man is trained by Captain America to focus his chi and watch the world slow around him. (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 1)

Spider-Man uses his kung-fu skills to easily beat spider-powered enemies, even when they have spider sense and he doesn't (Amazing Spider-Man 669, 693)

Spider-Man defeats an amped Kaine (Peter's more powerful clone) who had studied his fighting techniques - he does this by using his Way of the Spider skills combined with Spider Sense (Amazing Spider-Man 671)

Spider-Man counters an attack from Iron Fist (uncited)

Spider-Man can fight like a spider against skilled opponents (Amazing Spider-Man 534)

But I wish Peter had kept using his skilled techniques in battles, it was nice seeing him NOT be an incompetent goof while fighting, lol.

EDIT: Looks like @amazingfantasy above already covered the most relevant ones, lol.

Pre-OMD he was routintely not an incompetent goof.

Like seriously he was never incompetent during his battle with Morlun, Kingpin or Shathra during JMS' run.

He was incredibly competent during his fight with Juggernaut and Firelord considering he didnt know their powers

I don't see how OMD has anything to do with Peter's fighting skills... LOL. Besides, it is the writer, not the era. Like Bendis and Waid and now Spencer make Peter an idiot, but Slott or JMS do Peter mostly competent.

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