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Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Midtown Manhattan Magnet High Students

Gwen Stacy

Harry Osborn

Flash Thompson

Randy Robertson

Sally Avril

  • Alpha Bitch
  • Ascended Extra: In the comics, she appeared in two panels on the second page of the first Spider-Man comic, Amazing Fantasy #15, and doesn't show up again for over thirty years.
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: In the first episode, Peter has a big crush on her and asks her out. The results? They ain't pretty.
  • The Cheerleader: Mean as hell and none-too-bright, Sally does the stereotypes proud.
  • Dumb Blonde
  • Even Jerks Have Standards: She doesn't like Peter, but, after one dangerous incident, openly admits that she's glad he's alright and even hugs him out of relief. Also, back toward the end of the first season, it's mentioned that "even Sally" is worried for Peter when she heard that Aunt May had a heart attack.
    • Makes a point of laying off Peter if Liz asks her to.
  • Grey DeLisle
  • Jerkass: Most of the time.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Popular Is Dumb
  • Ship Sinking: Very against Liz/Peter. She got her wish when Liz broke up with Peter (but it was actually Peter who broke her up).
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Although considering that her comics counterpart dies as an adult and the series was canceled while she's still in high school...

Liz Allan

Mary Jane Watson

  • Blind Date: How she met Peter just like in the comics.

Glory Grant


Norman Osborn

  • Abusive Parents: Norman pushes his son very hard, often coming across as cruel.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit
  • Big Bad: Of Season 2 and arguably the whole show. Due to the fact that he was working with Tombstone to make supervillains and was responsible for Otto Octavius Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, he's got some connection to every major villain except for Venom.
  • Big Bad
  • Berserk Button: Spider-Man is one. Another is insulting his son Harry, although he's guilty of that all the time.
  • Catch Phrase: "Don't apologize. I never do."
  • The Chessmaster
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Don't Tell Harry: He initially tries to keep his identity secret from his son.
  • Evil Genius: Osborn is one of the smarter people in the Marvel Universe.
  • Evil Mentor: Once tried to be this to Peter. Nearly succeeded.
  • In a more subtle and parental way, he's this to Harry. Most of his son's negative traits stem from Norman's own and Norman does seem to be trying to cultivate these.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He secretly developed a trove of Halloween-themed weapons and equipment.
  • Genius Bruiser: Arguably subverted. He's incredibly intelligent, he's super strong, but he often can't do both at the same time because of his mental instability.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As in the early days, he veers closer to Affably Evil
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Subverted. Norman is (relatively) sane and the Green Goblin is crazy, but they're both evil.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Even he calls out Harry on blaming his problems on others like Peter not helping him with a test or Flash bullying him. Maybe it's far too petty for his taste.

Norman: Enough, you're parked in a no-whining zone. Take some responsibility. Peter's not the reason you failed. 'You wanna pass a test? Study. 'You wanna be popular? Be popular. Take control of your destiny, boy.

J. Jonah Jameson

  • Bad Boss
  • Da Editor
  • Daran Norris
  • Good Is Not Nice: Most notably, when Rhino asks for Peter, JJJ notices Peter and gestures for him to hide, then lies to Rhino - claiming that he's never met Peter, that everything is done through email - even though this could easily cost him his life.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Toward Spider-Man, as usual.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper:You do not want to get on Jonah's bad side. Unfortunately, it's hard not to.
  • Hidden Depths: From his verbal tirades against Spider-Man and his own staff, you'd never know how much Jonah loves his family or how much he values those that work for him.
  • Inspector Javert: He doesn't like or trust Spidey, thinking he should be arrest.
  • Irrational Hatred: Jameson hates Spider-Man with such a passion that no matter how many times the superhero has saved him and his loved one over and over again, Jameson is still stubbornly convinced that he is a menace.
  • Jerkass: It wouldn't be J. Jonah Jameson if he weren't one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When Aunt May has a heart attack, he feels it's his responsibility as Peter's boss to break the news to him. It backfires, but that's not his fault.
    • We also see that he is extremely affectionate to his son.
  • Mean Boss: He does care about his employees, but it's still hell working for him.
    • Not quite: most of his employers seem to honestly respect him and take his bellowing in stride.
  • Motor Mouth
  • Troll: Of Spider-Man naturally.

George Stacy

Jean DeWolff

Stan Carter

Ben Parker

Miles Warren

Emily Osborn

Dr. Bromwell

Martha Connors


Adrian Toomes/Vulture


Max Dillon/Electro

Electro: Don’t you get it? Until a cure is found, I’m not Max Dillon! I’m... What did you call me?
Spider-Man: Lightning butt?
Electro: No, not that. I’M ELECTRO!

  • Never My Fault: Max beats out Harry in terms of blaming others when he accuses his accident of being Curt Connors' fault even though it was Max's own negligence that caused it.
  • Power Incontinence
  • Psycho Electro
  • Sanity Slippage: In his first appearance, he goes from a cocky but mild jerk to a raving lunatic unable to listen to reason. As the series progresses, he gets even worse.
  • Shock and Awe
  • Tragic Villain: He is a dick, but he never asked to become an electric dynamo and his condition drove him completely off the deep end.
  • Trigger Happy: Much to the misfortune of everyone else in the vicinity, including his own teammates. For example, while Spider-Man gets into a car chase with him and the Tinkerer

Master Planner: Spider-Man’s on your tail.
Tinkerer: Don’t worry I can ditch him!
Electro: EAT LIGHTNING, WEB-HEAD! (Begins firing at Spider-Man wildly with bolts of electricity)

  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's a little bit more skilled than is typical for this trope, but he still barely uses one iota of his potential and never really bothers to train or expand upon what he can already do. He's still very powerful, but you wouldn't know it most of the time.
  • Villain Team-Up: Becomes a member of the Sinister Six.

Curt Connors/The Lizard

Flint Marko/Sandman

L. Thompson Lincoln/Tombstone

Green Goblin

 Tombstone: I don't know who you are-

Green Goblin: Of course you don't! That's the point of the mask, genius!

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Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopus

Eddie Brock/Venom

  • Badass
  • Badass Boast: "From now on, we are poison to Peter Parker and Spider Man. WE'RE VENOM!" 
  • Benjamin Diskin
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1 (along with Tombstone) and first half of season 2. In Season 1, aside from Peter's Character Development, Brock's increasing anger towards Peter and his eventual Face Heel Turn was one of the main plots of the season and eventually he turned into Venom in the final episodes of first season. And during the first half of season 2, Peter was mainly concerned about him. Also, his actions made Peter realize that he loves Gwen most and thus sets the Season 2 love triangle plot in motion.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Started as one to Peter, but obviously didn't stay as one.
  • Broken Ace: Was introduced as a Genius Bruiser liked by everyone, and as a frequent heroic bystander. Turns out that the heroism was because he was a Death Seeker, and he had some really deep-seated emotional problems. This explains his rapid Face Heel Turn when things go bad.
  • Composite Character: His Eddie Brock self shares a lot of characteristics with the Ultimate version of the character, being a scientist(along with Dr.Connor's lab assistant) and Peter's close childhood friend, while the symbiote retains the alien origin from the Mainstream version.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy
  • Death Seeker: According to Word of God, his frequent reckless heroics in earlier episodes were a sign of this on a subconscious level.
  • Evil Counterpart
  • Face Heel Turn
  • Genius Bruiser: Used to be a football star and was also Doctor Connors' lab assistant and a self-identified geek.
  • Giggling Villain: He has a very creepy laugh as Venom.
  • I Am Legion: As Venom, he refers to himself in plural terms. 
  • It's All About Me: Peter took photos of Dr. Connors as the Lizard? He's betraying Eddie's trust in him! The Connors have low funding and are forced to drop Eddie from their payroll? But how will Eddie pay for college! Spider-Man's destroying the Symbiote because its dangerous and evil? But that was Eddie's last chance at keeping his internship! And so forth. And all of this was from before he became Venom.
  • Large Ham: As Venom.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • Rival Turned Evil: though more like bestfriend turned evil, since he wasn't especially in rivarly with Peter at the beginning.
  • Shipper on Deck: Shipped Gwen/Peter.
  • Took a Level In Badass: Second season.
  • Took a Level In Jerkass: About the time Peter got the black costume and even moreso after he started wearing it.
  • Villain Ball
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one upon losing the symbiote.
  • Voice of the Legion: Venom speaks in two voices simultaneously; Eddie Brock's normal voice, combined with a more twisted and inhuman voice by the same voice actor. And the two voices aren't always even at the same pace, making it both brilliant and terrifying.
  • Xanatos Gambit

"Silver" Sable Manfredi

Silvio "Silvermane" Manfredi

Mark Allan/Molten Man

Alex O'Hirn/Rhino

  • The Brute
  • Dumb Muscle: Just like in the comics.
    • Somewhat subverted: he's no genius, but he does make some fairly intelligent deductions, including being the first one to realize that if Peter Parker takes Spider-Man's pictures, he can use Peter to find Spider-Man. "I ain't stupid" is practically his Catch Phrase.
      • Something similar in happened with Scorpion in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, a character largely considered a dullard is the first one to make this connection.
  • Evil Duo: With his partner in crime, Flint Marko, both before and after they got their powers.
  • Meaningful Name: "O'Hirn" is an anagram of "Rhino".
  • Nigh Invulnerable
  • Smarter Than You Look: He's actually not as dumb as he might seem, as seen in "Accomplices".


  • Badass Normal
  • Bad Guys Play Pool
  • Composite Character: Montana and the Shocker are two different people in the comics.
  • Career Killers: A seasoned professional of the hitman type.
  • Evilly Affable: He speaks in a polite, somewhat aphoristic way which is enhanced by his strong Texan accent, but he's definitely not a nice person by any means (outside of the whole "killing people for money" thing).
  • Hand Blast
  • Wisdom from the Gutter: In an early appearance, he speaks to Spider-Man about a man needing to follow his commitments and Spider-Man being one of his (i.e. it goes against his "code" to fail to kill a target). Peter later repeats this verbatim to Aunt May when offering to chip in to pay the bills.

Quentin Beck/Mysterio

  • Actually a Doombot: The first time Spidey caught him, the Mysterio that was captured turned out to be a robot double. The second time, Spidey is smart enough to pinch Beck to make sure he caught the real one... turns out that this Beck was also a robot double.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: The gremlin/gargoyle like robots he uses, which would also qualify as The Imp.
  • Badass Cape
  • Cape Swish
  • Doing It for the Art: Beck seems to view the disguises and special effects he uses for his crimes as akin to acting and is concerned about putting on a good performance.
  • Evil Genius
  • Evil Laugh: Adds to his villainous dramatics.
  • Evil Brit: See below.
  • Fake Brit: As Mysterio, he talks in a hammy pseudo-British voice.
  • Karma Houdini: At the end of the series, the Beck who was sent to prison turns out to be a robot double, and thus the real Beck is running around free somewhere.
  • Large Ham: As always with Mysterio.
  • Laughably Evil
  • Master of Illusion
  • Sissy Villain: Besides the costume and the accent as Mysterio, Beck out of costume is a wimpy actor with a bit of a lisp, and in his first appearance (before taking on the Mysterio identity), he's shown providing Room Disservice in a way (unintentionally?) evocative of Wint and Kidd in Diamonds Are Forever.
  • Science Versus Magic: Mysterio is introduced as an Evil Sorceror who looks down on technology and demands to worship him. But it's all an act and Mysterio's powers are purely technological.
  • Smoke Out: One of his main gimmicks.
  • Stage Magician: Compared to one, and it certainly explains the persona.
  • Third Person Person: Does this in his Mysterio persona.
  • Teleport Cloak: As part of his act, he often uses to cape to make himself "disappear".
  • You Fool!: Says this to people several times in his first appearance.


Felicia Hardy/Black Cat

Walter Hardy/The Cat Burglar

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