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You're a good cop, dad. You put on that badge and carry that gun because you know if you don't someone who shouldn't will. When I put on this mask, I only did it -- Because it freed me from responsibility. I thought I was special. And Peter Parker died because he tried to follow my example. I have to take responsibility for that. To make his death mean something. But I can't do it in a jail cell. This mask is my badge now. If I don't define what it means... monsters like this will. This is where I'm needed most.
~ Spider-Woman (Gwen) to her father.
As Spider-Woman I've traveled the Multiverse. I've stared down psychic vampires and psycho cops. Kicked in all the scary yellow teeth. And no, being caught or killed or found never truly scared me. No, what scares me is losing what I have in my hand now... what scares me is losing the people I love.
~ Spider-Gwen.

Ghost-Spider (real name Gwendolyn Maxine "Gwen" Stacy), commonly referred to as Spider-Gwen, is a fictional character and superheroine in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Created by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, the character debuted in Edge of Spider-Verse #2, as part of the 2014–15 Spider-Verse comic book storyline. This led to the ongoing series Spider-Gwen that began in 2015.

The character is a variant of Spider-Man and an alternate-universe version of Gwen Stacy. She resides in what Marvel official nomenclature dubs Earth-65, where, instead of Peter Parker being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy is bitten and becomes the superheroine Spider-Woman.

The character is featured in other alternate universes and appears in other Marvel media such as an animated television series and video games, and in merchandise such as action figures.

Biography

In the alternate reality, the radioactive spider bit Gwen Stacy rather than Peter Parker giving her the abilities of a spider. She goes by the name Spider-Woman and much like Spider-Man of Earth 616 used her newly found powers to for more personal gain rather than helping people by becoming a professional drummer. Peter Parker remained a weak individual that Gwen needed to save from bullying.

This made him develop an inferiority complex causing him to create a serum to make himself more like Gwen after she has revealed to him her powers. This causes him to become Earth 65's version of the Lizard and Gwen is forced to fight him. Unfortunately, due to the serum during the battle, Peter dies and she vows to use her powers for good. Additionally, Gwen is blamed for Peter's death and a campaign against her (spearheaded by J. Jonah Jameson) is started.

Gwen is the drummer of a band named the Mary Janes (Which includes Mary Jane Watson, Glory Grant, and an unknown third member) although she is often late for practices and concerts. While out fighting crime she is also targeted by the police force who is being commanded by her own father Captain George Stacy.

Due to Captain Stacy's success against organized crime he a hit is placed on him by the Kingpin who uses his lawyer Matt Murdock to hire hit man Aleksei Sytsevich (who in the regular continuity is the villainous Rhino). Aleksei tracks Captain Stacy down at a Mary Janes concert and attacks him there, Gwen steps in and is able to defeat him but is cornered by her own father. There she reveals to him that she is Spider-Woman and he allows her to escape.

Gwen is recruited to take part in the Spider-Verse event where Spider-Men from every reality is being hunted down by Morlun and his family. She is one of Spider-Man's (616) right-hand members but he is unwilling to risk her in dangerous situations since he couldn't save his own Gwen Stacy. They promise to look after each other's backs.

Powers and abilities

Spider-Woman is depicted as having similar powers of Spider-Man which originated from a bite by a radioactive spider. These power include sticking and climbing on walls, a sixth sense to danger (that she has yet to master) and being able to lift approximately 10 tons.

She owns web-shooters that were given by her and created by retired crime fighter and billionaire mogul, Janet van Dyne. The mechanisms help filter moisture from the air that help create an adhesive web-fluid that can create web nets, ropes and globs and many other shapes. They also help her swing building to building. The web-shooters do not require refill as long as moisture is present. She also has a possession of a wristwatch that helps her travel to other multiverses due to the "Spider-Verse" events. She is commonly depicted as using her smartphone for superhero equipment.

Being the daughter of police captain, George Stacy, she is depicted as having detecting skills and analytical thinking. She's untrained in fighting and only picked up on fighting from kung fu films. She's also depicted as being skilled at being a drummer.

Portrayals

Animated

  • As Spider-Woman in Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister Six and Ghost-Spider in Marvel Rising, Gwen was voiced by Dove Cameron, who also played Liv and Maddie Rooney In Liv & Maddie, and Mal in Descendants.
  • In Marvel's Spider-Man (2017), she is voiced by Laura Bailey, who also voiced Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Rayne in BloodRayne, Nadine Ross in the Uncharted series, Supergirl in Injustice 2, and Mary Jane Watson Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man series.
    • Bailey also voiced the character in Spider-Man: Unlimited, where Gwen is an unlockable character.
  • In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its films, she is voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, who voices Vi in Arcane and portrays Kate Bishop in the Disney+ series Hawkeye, and also played Charlie Watson in Bumblebee, and Mattie Ross in the 2010 remake of True Grit.

Video Games

  • In Marvel Heroes, she was voiced by Ashley Johnson, who also voiced Peter Shepherd in the Jumani tv series, Gretchen Grundler in Recess, Jinmay in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Terra in 2003s Teen Titans, Gwen Tennyson in Ben 10, Ellie Williams in The Last of Us series, and Petra in Minecraft: Story Mode.
  • In Marvel Avengers Academy, she as voiced by Catherine Luciani.
  • IN Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, she was voiced by Allegra Clark.

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Comics
Spider Family
Anya Corazon | Ashley Barton | Ben Reilly | Ezekiel Sims | Felicity Hardy | Ghost-Spider | Jessica Drew | Julia Carpenter | Kaine Parker | Lady Spider | Madame Web | Mattie Franklin | Mayday Parker | Miguel O'Hara | Miles Morales | Pavitr Prabhakar | Peni Parker | Peter Parker (Earth-1610) | Silk | Spiderling | Spider-Ham | Spider-Man Noir | Superior Spider-Man | Spider-Punk | Spider-UK | Takuya Yamashiro

Supporting Characters
Betty Brant | Black Cat | May Parker | Bluebird | Eddie Brock | Firestar | Flash Thompson | Ganke Lee | Green Goblin | Gwen Stacy | Harry Osborn | Jackpot | J. Jonah Jameson | Liz Allan | Lizard | Mary Jane Watson | Michelle Gonzales | Morbius the Living Vampire | Phil Urich | Puma | Prowler | She-Venom | Silver Sable | Venom | Vin Gonzales

Movies
Live-Action Movies
Spider-Man: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Norman Osborn | Harry Osborn | Aunt May | Uncle Ben | Betty Brant | General Slocum
Spider-Man 2: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | Aunt May | Betty Brant | Doctor Octopus | Curt Connors | Uncle Ben | Norman Osborn
Spider-Man 3: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | New Goblin | Gwen Stacy | Aunt May | Curt Connors | Betty Brant | George Stacy | Uncle Ben | Norman Osborn
The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | George Stacy | Aunt May | Curtis Connors (Video Game) | Uncle Ben
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Aunt May | George Stacy | Uncle Ben
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Spider-Man | Ned Leeds | Michelle Jones | Iron Man | Happy Hogan | May Parker | Betty Brant | Sue Lorman | Aaron Davis | Brad Davis | F.R.I.D.A.Y.
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Spider-Man | Ned Leeds | Michelle Jones | Skrulls (Talos & Soren) | Nick Fury | Maria Hill | Happy Hogan | Betty Brant | Sue Lorman | Brad Davis | May Parker | Iron Man
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Spider-Man | Ned Leeds | Michelle Jones | Earth-96283 (Spider-Man, Norman Osborn & Doctor Octopus) | Earth-120703 (Spider-Man & Lizard) | Doctor Strange | May Parker | Wong | Matt Murdock | J. Jonah Jameson | Eddie Brock/Venom | Iron Man

Animated Movies
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales | Peter Parker | Spider-Woman | Spider-Man Noir | Peni Parker | Spider-Ham | Aunt May | Ultimate Spider-Man | Jefferson Davis | Rio Morales | Prowler

Television
Spider-Man (1967)
Spider-Man

Spider-Man (1981)
Spider-Man

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Spider-Man | Iceman | Firestar | Aunt May

Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Blade | Black Cat | Daredevil | Nick Fury | Kraven the Hunter | Lizard | Doctor Strange | Wong | Madame Web | Morbius the Living Vampire | The Punisher | Abraham Whistler | Iron Man | War Machine | X-Men (Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey & Professor X) | Captain America | Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch & Thing | Aunt May | Flash Thompson | Harry Osborn

Spider-Man Unlimited
Spider-Man

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | Lizard

The Spectacular Spider-Man
Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | Liz Allan | Flash Thompson | J. Jonah Jameson | George Stacy | Aunt May | Curtis Connors | Betty Brant | Eddie Brock Black Cat

Ultimate Spider-Man
Spider-Man | S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury) | S.H.I.E.L.D. Team (White Tiger, Iron Fist, Power Man & Nova) | New Warriors (Cloak and Dagger, Squirrel Girl, Triton, Ka-Zar & Zabu) | Web-Warriors (Agent Venom, Iron Spider, Scarlet Spider & Kid Arachnid) | Alternate Spider-Heroes (Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Girl, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, Spyder-Knight, Blood Spider, Web Beard, Web-Slinger & Spider-Woman/Gwen Stacy) | Patrioteer | Spider-Woman/Mary Jane Watson | Aunt May | The Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon & Ant-Man) | Doctor Strange | Madame Web | Rio Morales | Wolverine | S.M.A.S.H. (She-Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar & A-Bomb) | Howling Commandos (Blade, Werewolf by Night, Frankenstein's Monster, N'Kantu the Living Mummy, Man-Thing & Invisible Man) | Moon Knight

Spider-Man (2017)
Spider-Man | Ghost-Spider | Spy-D | Spider-Girl | Hobgoblin | Doctor Octopus/Superior Spider-Man | Max Modell | Aunt May | Mary Jane Watson | Grady Scraps | The Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Hulk & Ms. Marvel) | Ironheart | Totally Awesome Hulk | Moon Knight | Lizard

Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021)
Spider-Man | Ghost-Spider | Spin | Aunt May | Rio Morales | Ms. Marvel | Black Panther | Hulk

Video Games
The Amazing Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge: Spider-Man | Captain America
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six: Spider-Man
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin: Spider-Man | Mary Jane
Spider-Man & X-Men: Arcade's Revenge: Spider-Man | X-Men (Storm | Wolverine | Gambit | Cyclops)
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage: Spider-Man | Venom
Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety: Spider-Man | Venom
Spider-Man (2000): Spider-Man | Mary Jane | Venom) | Black Cat | J. Jonah Jameson | Lizard | Daredevil | Captain America
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Lizard
Spider-Man (2002): Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man 2: Spider-Man | Harry Osborn | Mary Jane Watson | J. Jonah Jameson
Ultimate Spider-Man: Spider-Man
Spider-Man 3: Spider-Man | New Goblin | Mary Jane Watson | J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: Spider-Man| Kingpin | Black Widow | Black Cat | Vulture | Electro | Tinkerer | Rhino
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions: Spider-Man | Spider-Man Noir | Miguel O'Hara | Ultimate Spider-Man | Madame Web
Spider-Man: Edge of Time: Spider-Man | Miguel O'Hara
The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Man | Lizard | Gwen Stacy | Whitney Chang | Black Cat
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Harry Osborn | Black Cat
Marvel's Spider-Man: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Silver Sable | Yuriko Watanabe | Miles Morales
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Miles Morales | Spider-Man

See Also
Marvel Cinematic Universe Heroes | Sam Raimi Heroes | Sony's Spider-Man Universe Heroes

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