NAME: Peter Benjamin Parker CODENAME: Spider-Man AGE: Early 20's DATE OF BIRTH: PLACE OF BIRTH: MARITAL STATUS: Single SEXUALITY: Heterosexual AFFILIATION: Unknown
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Peter Parker - "Spider-man"
"We're not just our failures. As much as they hurt, we learn from them. Then we go out there and do our best to make up for them-- Even though we never will. We save people. We save as many as we can to make up for the ones we couldn't. That's all we do."
From a young age, Peter had been a shy and timid boy which was only magnified with the death of his parents in a plane crash. He withdrew into himself, becoming anti-social and only showing signs of resilience and personality around his Aunt and Uncle who worked hard at getting him to come out of his shell. He slowly gained confidence in himself but at a slow rate, which caused him to be the target of many bullies throughout his schooling. He was that bright student who always finished his homework and turned it in on time. He'd always be the first in his classes to finish a test and was happy to raise his hand and answer questions posed by his teachers. This didn't earn him many friends and his quiet ways made him come off as stuck up. This led him to develop an inferiority complex and he clung to the things he was good at as well as to his Aunt and Uncle rather than reaching out to make friends.
Despite being bullied and mocked in school, he didn't turn bitter because of the love and support he got from home. His Aunt and Uncle taught him the traits that would make him a good person; honesty, selflessness, and reliability to name a few. Because of his upbringing, he was able to be the loner and deal with it better than some others might have. Though his loneliness was often a sore spot for him, he made up for it by using the time that might have been spent with friends for studying and learning more than his school could teach him. He had an inventive spirit and learned quickly how to repair and enhance their home appliances and even made innovative gadgets for his own use.
After taking on the alter ego Spider-Man, Peter's confidence soared, though primarily while he was his alter ego and not so much as Peter Parker. But the confidence from having a masked identity and being able to create a new identity for himself began to rub off and he grew in courage and determination in his public life. Though he always had a sarcastic streak and a good sense of humor, possibly originally a way for him to cope with the loss of his parents as well as the treatment from his peers, it became more of a part of him as he grew into his own sense of self.
He struggles with doing the right thing all the time and discovering that even the right choices and actions can have negative results. Because innocent people have died during his crusade to protect the city, he has developed doubts about his actions even though they are meant for good. He was raised to be responsible for his self, which also meant that if there was good to be done and he was capable of it, then he should do it. With the troubles that have come from his antics as Spider-Man, he sometimes wants to leave that life behind; and has tried several times, and just live as a normal person. His sense if right and wrong will often force him to act when he might not think he can handle it.
The life of a loner is something that still continues to plague him, though he's made a few close friends and has found himself some allies through Spider-Man. He often will feel disconnected from it all, something that is magnified by the continued distrust and dislike from much of the public, and will dream of a life where he doesn't have to become Spider-Man anymore.
Upon arriving in Dystopia, Peter does not remember the things that have made him to be who he is but the attributes taught to him by his Aunt and Uncle remain with him. He has a deeply embedded desire to do what he can to help others.
When bitten by the radioactive spider, Peter obtained many spider-like attributes including proportionate strength (making him able to lift about 10 tons), super agility (15 times that of an average human), the ability to cling to most surfaces, and a sixth sense that alerts him to impending danger. He can avoid most any injury with the combination of his acrobatics and sixth sense that produce instant reflexes, but these can be overridden by his own cognitive thoughts and thus result in injuries.
Equipment from his own making include web shooters that he wears on each wrist, spare web cartridges that attach to his waist, and the webbing itself that is an adhesive substance that he can form into various objects. He also carries a compact camera and spider tracers; spider shaped tracking devices. In Dystopia it will be seen whether or not Peter recreates a form of any of the equipment he has previously been used to using.
Peter if very much the 'good guy' type and has always leaned that way. He can easily remain so here in Dystopia out of a desire to help others to survive. He's more sociable than he gives himself credit for and will easily want to stick with others as they attempt to carve out an existence.
On the other hand, he has doubts about himself and his abilities to do what's right simply because he doesn't quite believe he's the best for the job at times. Once committed, he will do all he can, but he isn't always able to see what he can do right away. Without the support and convincing of loved ones or those he cares about then he possibly could slip into feelings of inadequacy which would lead him to inaction thinking that others are far more capable and skilled to help than he is.