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Hey, do you guys realize that the acronym for "Anti-Spider Squad" is A.S.S.? So I can call you big A.S.S.!, and you dumb A.S.S. and if your team does a tie-in with Hershey's, you can each be a candy A.S.S.! - Spider-Man
SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER)
Base of Operations:
New York City, NY, USA
Avengers; Justice League; Outsiders; JLAXI
STRENGTH 9, STAMINA 6, AGILITY 8 , DEXTERITY 5, FIGHTING 9, INTELLECT 6, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 5
Acrobatics 2 (+10/+12/+18) [Accelerated Acrobatics, Agile Feint
], Athletics 0 (+9/+13) [Accelerated Climb, Fighting Climb
], Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 (+11/+13), Deception 2 (+7/+15) [Taunt
], Expertise [Photography] 1 (+7), Expertise [Science] 9 (+15), Insight 3 (+7), Intimidation (+5), Investigation 1 (+7), Perception 3 (+7/+15), Persuasion 4 (+9), Ranged Combat [Web Shooters] 6 (+13), Stealth (+10/+12), Technology 7 (+13)
ADVANTAGES: Accelerated Climb*, Agile Feint
, Deep Ties (1) (Responsibility), Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll (1), Defensive Strike (1)*
, Equipment (1), Evasion (2)
, Extraordinary Effort, Fighting Climb*, Improved Defense
, Inventor, Move-by Action
, Power Attack (1) (Unarmed), Ranged Attack (2), Redirect
, Takedown (1), Taunt, Uncanny Dodge
Enhanced Skills 4 (Deception 8 ranks, Flaw: Limited to Deception checks to feint/Taunt); 2 pts
Enhanced Advantages 13 (Agile Feint, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll, Defensive Strike*, Evasion 2, Fighting Climb*, Improved Defense, Move-by Action, Ranged Attack 2, Redirect, Uncanny Dodge), Enhanced Skills 4 (Acrobatics 6 ranks, Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 ranks), Enhanced Skills 4 (Perception 8 ranks, Flaw: Limited to Danger Sense checks), Enhanced Agility 2, Enhanced Dodge 2, Enhanced Parry 2, Senses 6 (Danger Sense [Mental, Ranged, Extra: Extended, Counters Concealment]); 33 pts
Enhanced Skills 2 (Athletics 4 ranks); 2 pts
Does Whatever a Spider Can:
Enhanced Advantages 1 (Accelerated Climb*, Leaping 2 (30 ft), Speed 1 (4 mph/60 fpr), Movement 2 (Wall-Crawling 2 [Normal speed]); 7 pts
38 pts Traits, Removable (-8 pts); 30 pts
Web Swinging: Movement 1 (Swinging), Speed 4 (32 mph/500 fpr); 6 pts
Web Slinging Array: 28 pt Array; 32 pts
Web Slinging: Ranged Cumulative Affliction 9 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Strength/Damage; 1st: Hindered and Vulnerable, 2nd: Defenseless and Immobilized; Extra: Extra Condition, Split, Flaw: Limited to two Degrees); 28 pts
Web Throwing: Move Object 9 (Extra: Split); 1 pt
Webbing over the eyes: Ranged Cumulative Affliction 9 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Strength/Damage; 1st: Visually Impaired, 2nd: Visually Disabled, 3rd: Visually Unaware, Extra: Split, Flaw: Limited to one sense [Visual]); 1 pt
Web Nets: Ranged Shapeable Area Movement 1 (Safe Fall, Extra: Affects others, Shapeable Area [30 ft volume], Attack, Quirk: Requires anchor); 1 pt
Web Spinning: Create 6 (Extra: Continuous, Stationary, Tether, Flaw: Permanent, Quirk 2 [No complex objects, Stationary requires anchor]); 1 pt
Feature 2 (Tracking, 5 Mile range; Linked to Spider-Sense); 2 pts
Feature 1 (Photography); 1 pt
Extra Web Fluid Canisters:
Feature 1 (Can eliminate Web Fluid Power Loss Complication at GM discretion); 1 pt
Close Attack +9
Unarmed +11 (+13 with Spider Sense) [Unarmed +9]
Ranged Attack +7
Web Shooters +13 [Web Slinging Affliction +9; Web Spinning Create +6; Web Throwing Move Object +9; Webbing Over the Eyes Affliction +9]
Dodge +13 (+15 with Spider-Sense) [DC23/25] Parry +13 (+15 with Spider Sense) [DC23/25]
Toughness +7 (+6 without Defensive Roll), Fortitude +8, Will +8
Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Sandman, Mysterio, Electro, The Chameleon, The Kingpin, Mr. Negative, Rhino, Kraven the Hunter and on and on...
He still has great guilt over the deaths of his beloved Uncle Ben and his first love, Gwen Stacy. He still tries to make up for them every day.
Sometimes the flu, a radiation drain or just his own mental state can cause him lose his powers. If he does, his stats change to STR 2, STA 2, AGL 2, DEX 1, and FGT 4.
Those web shooters seem to run out of fluid at the most inopportune times.
J. Jonah Jameson and those that he influences will NEVER accept Spider-Man. And thanks to JJJ, he still suffers from the "hero or menace" problem with the public.
The list is long, but includes, Mary Jane, Aunt May, Uncle Ben's memory, Spider Girl, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Scarlet Spiders Ben Reilly and Kaine, Robbie Robertson, Betty Brandt, Carlie Cooper, Flash Thompson and sometimes Harry Osborn.
With great power comes great…
He has his secret identity of Peter Parker which he guards fiercely thanks to his Rogues' Gallery.
Abilities 104 + Skills 20 (40 ranks) + Advantages 7 + Powers 75 + Defenses 13 = 219 / 219
I will never, ever, EVER doubt Dan Slott again. I was iffy on the whole Superior Spider-Man bit a couple of years back and it was awesome. It was so awesome and had such a great take on the “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” angle that I really began to root for Doc Ock/Pete, even though he was making some big mistakes. It all came back to haunt him in Goblin Nation and when they announced that the real Pete was coming back, I was actually kinda disappointed.
Then when I read the final issues of Superior and the restart of Amazing Spider-Man, I was back in with Pete completely. Slott has such a great grasp of what made both of them great, yet flawed heroes, its just marvelous. If any of you swore off Spider-Man after One More Day or Superior, rethink it. Slott took chances (well, he didn’t really have the final say on One More Day…) and they have paid off and the book is set to keep flying high.
As far as the build goes, not a lot of changes from my last Pete review. I started a test of him before I got to reboot the Thorpocaverse, so once I get his foe rebuilt, I will get it posted. Or I’ll just start another, Spidey is just fun as heck to play.
Peter Benjamin Parker was born to C.I.A. agents Richard and Mary Parker, who were killed when Peter was very young. After the death of his parents, Peter was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May in a modest house in Forest Hills, New York. While still in High School, Peter attended a science exhibition about radiology where he was bitten by a radioactive spider, granting him the proportionate strength and agility of a spider as well as a "Spider-Sense" that warns him of nearby danger. In order to test his new abilities – and earn some cash, Peter participated in a wrestling challenge against Crusher Hogan. He easily won the challenge and also gained the attention of the media.
Afterwards while backstage, Peter saw a burglar run past him but did nothing to stop him as it wasn’t his problem. Later that night when Peter arrived home, he was told by a policeman that his Uncle Ben had been murdered by someone who broke into their house. The cop mentioned they had tracked the killer to a warehouse. In his anger Peter put on his wrestling costume and went after the murderer himself. After arriving at the warehouse and easily defeating Uncle Ben’s killer, Peter saw that it was the same burglar he didn’t stop at the arena… thus learning that "with great power comes great responsibility".
The Story so Far:
Too much to cover…
For the time being, he is part of The Outsiders with Luke Cage, Nightwing, Wolverine and others. He is also trying to rebuild his life, trying undo the damage that was caused to his personal and superhero life by Otto Octavius, who controlled his body for months while Peter’s spirit was stuck in limbo.
He is currently dealing with the massive gang war in New York between The Kingpin, Mister Negative and The Hood. One benefit from Octavius’ time as Spider-Man is that Peter now his has doctorate.
Initially, Peter Parker was shy and timid, but the Spider-Man alter-ego was a form of liberation and heroism, and he used it to gain confidence. His aunt and uncle instilled a strong sense of morality in him, though some of his confidence and liberation remains, making him a sarcastic wise-guy.
He also has a very compassionate disposition that endears him to the superheroic community as a whole and most of the public that can see through J. Jonah’s years of slander against him. As Doctor Strange said, “Peter is the best of us.”
One thing he is well known for is his humor, something that has been known to greatly irritate his enemies (and allies at times) and has many times let him win the fight. His combination of moral obligation, compassion, and humor makes him one of the most trustworthy, good people to hang out with.
Friends and Foes:
Spider-Man has a large range of supporting characters in his life. After his parents died, Peter Parker was raised by his loving aunt, May Parker, and his uncle and father figure, Ben Parker. After Uncle Ben was murdered by a burglar, Aunt May is virtually Peter's only family, and she and Peter are very close.
J. Jonah Jameson is depicted as the publisher of the Daily Bugle and is Peter Parker's boss and as a harsh critic of Spider-Man, always saying negative things about the superhero in the newspaper. Despite his role as Jameson's publishing editor and confidant Robbie Robertson is always depicted as a supporter of both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.
Eugene "Flash" Thompson was initially Parker's high school tormentor and bully, but after they gradiuated he became a friend to Peter. Meanwhile Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, is most commonly recognized as Peter's best friend but has also been his rival, due to his mental issues that were caused by his sometimes abusive father.
Peter Parker's romantic interests ranged between his first crush, the fellow high-school student Liz Allan, to having his first date with Betty Brant, the secretary to the Daily Bugle newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson. After his breakup with Betty Brant, Parker eventually fell in love with his college girlfriend Gwen Stacy, daughter of New York City Police Department detective captain George Stacy, both of whom are later killed by supervillain enemies of Spider-Man. . Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, is a reformed cat burglar who had been Spider-Man's girlfriend and partner at one point.
However, his longest relationship has been with Mary Jane Watson, a model who eventually became Peter's best friend and then his wife.
In the superhero community, he has several close allies including Daredevil, Black Cat, Luke Cage, Captain America, Superman, Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel and others. Tony Stark has treated him like a little brother in recent years, offering him a job with Stark Industries before Peter got his job at Horizon Labs. He and Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, are also very close and he has been part of the Fantastic Four/Future Foundation on a few occasions.
Spider-Man has accrued one of the largest rogues’ gallery of supervillains in the superhero world, rivaled only by Batman. As with him, the majority of these villains' powers originate with scientific accidents or the misuse of scientific technology, and many have animal-themed costumes or powers. Early on Spider-Man faced such foes as the Chameleon, the Vulture, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Lizard, Electro, Mysterio, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, the Scorpion, the Rhino, the Shocker, and the physically powerful and well-connected criminal capo Wilson Fisk, also known as the Kingpin.
A key later foe is college professor Miles Warren, a genius in the field of cloning who becomes the Jackal. He would create the Parker clones who would become Ben Reilly and Kaine. After the Green Goblin was presumably killed, a derivative villain called the Hobgoblin came on the scene and has remained a key member of Spidey’s rogues’ gallery in various incarnations. After Spider-Man rejected his symbiotic black costume, Eddie Brock, a bitter ex-journalist with a grudge against Spider-Man, bonded with the symbiote (which also hated Spider-Man for rejecting it), gaining Spider-Man's powers and abilities, and became the villain Venom. Brock briefly became an ally to Spider-Man when Carnage, another symbiote-based villain, went on a murderous spree. At times these enemies of Spider-Man have formed groups such as the Sinister Six to oppose Spider-Man.
Of all his foes, The Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Venom are generally considered his archenemies