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!
Peter Parker's aunt-by-marriage and one of the most important people in his life.
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.
Cousin of the late Gwen Stacy, and close friend to the Parker family.
J. Jonah Jameson is the former employer of Peter B. Parker and remains an aggravate of Spider-Man. He was once the chief editor and publisher of the Daily Bugle, a New York newspaper, and the mayor of New York before his resignation amidst scandal resulting from Superior Spider Man and the Goblin Nation. He now is a host of a show on the F.A.C.T. News Channel
A former nuclear physicist and atomic researcher, Otto Octavius' life changed forever when one of his experiments went horribly wrong. From that day forward, he has set out to prove his superior intellect in a number of ways, but these plans are usually thwarted by Spider-Man.
Secretary to J. Jonah Jameson.
Ezekiel Sims was a rich businessman who, in his younger years, ritualistically gained powers similar to those of Spider-Man. He wanted to use his powers to be a hero, but initially used them to found a corporation and became a member of the Spider-Society. He helped Spider-Man deal with Morlurn and many other beings who were after Spider-Totems.
Peter Parker's friend since college and Robbie Robertson's son.
Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Bugle, and perhaps the best friend to J. Jonah Jameson.
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.
Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, is the leader of the Fantastic Four. He can stretch his body to great distances due to his exposure to cosmic rays while in space. He is also considered to be one of the smartest men alive, using his brain to explore alternate dimensions and save the world alongside his family from science-based threats.
Stewart Ward is a human/Z'nox hybrid with connections to HYDRA.
The second most powerful member of the Fantastic Four and the younger brother of Sue Richards. Due to an accident caused by cosmic radiation in space, he can manipulate fire, turn his entire body into it and fly. While Johnny is known for his impetuous and sometimes reckless nature, he is also a loyal friend and fearless hero.
Thor is the All-father of Asgard /God of Thunder, offspring of The omnipotent Odin & the Elder Earth-Goddess Gaea. Combining the powers of both realms makes him an elder-god hybrid and a being of unparalleled potential. Armed with his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir which helps him to channel his godly energies.The mightiest and the most beloved warrior in all of Asgard, a staunch ally for good and one of the most powerful beings in the multiverse. Thor is also a founding member of the Avengers.
Gwen Stacy's uncle, investigator and ally of Spider-Man.
A member of the Inheritors, a race of beings that feed on totems, a fusion of humans and animals with powers of both. He is instrumental in Spider-Man's transformation, where he eventually "embraces the Other".
The amoral industrialist Norman Osborn was transformed by an experimental serum into the maniacal Green Goblin, and has endured over the decades as Spider-Man's most dreaded archenemy. Osborn is known for being the killer of Gwen Stacy, the architect of the Clone Saga, and the one-time director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers. Later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.
Dr. Stephen Strange was once a gifted but egotistical surgeon who sought out the Ancient One to heal his hands after they were wounded in a car accident. Instead, the Ancient One trained him to become Master of the Mystic Arts and the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.
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.
Susan Storm is a founding member of the Fantastic Four and later the Future Foundation. She is able to create invisible force fields of any shape she conceives and able to turn herself and anything she's in contact with invisible. Sue is the wife of Reed Richards and the mother of their children, Franklin and Valeria.
Marla Jameson is the second wife of J. Jonah Jameson. She was a scientist specializing in robotics and helped create weapons to be used against Spider-Man - specifically the Spider-Slayers. When Smythe came after Jonah and his family, Marla was unfortunately killed by him.
Jennifer is a homeless student of Peter Parker's at Midtown High School.
A man forced into servitude by and for Morlun. Ultimately though, he was the one to kill him.
Mattie Franklin was the third person to be a costumed super-heroine called Spider-Woman.
Daniel Berkhart was the second person to call themselves Mysterio and cellmate to the original Mysterio. After the supervillain's suicide, Berkhart took up the mantle of Mysterio.
Tony Stark was the arrogant son of wealthy, weapon manufacturer Howard Stark. Tony cared only about himself, but he would have a change of heart after he was kidnapped by terrorists and gravely injured. Pressured to create a weapon of mass destruction, Stark instead created a suit of armor powerful enough for him to escape. Tony uses his vast resources and intellect to make the world a better place as the invincible Iron Man. Stark's super hero identity led him to become a founding member of the Avengers.
The first X-Man, Scott Summers possesses the mutant ability to draw ambient energy from another dimension through his eyes which are actually portals to the dimension, he usually channels this energy into concussive force blasts. He is visually distinctive for the ruby quartz visor he wears to control his devastating power. A born leader, Cyclops succeeded his mentor Professor X to command the X-Men.
The very mention of his name makes lesser men tremble! The brilliant scientist with the iron mask which conceals his now scarred but once handsome face! Master of science and sorcery, Victor Von Doom is the monarch of Latveria and seeks the betterment of mankind through world conquest! Unequaled and unrivaled in every manner, Doctor Doom has had many conflicts with both earthly and cosmic super-beings; but he will always be known as the eternal nemesis of Reed Richards and his accursed Fantastic Four!
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