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I'm an investigative reporter. You know what that means? It means I collect facts, and I figure out the story. And when I determine who the bad guys in the story are, I punish them.
~ The Spider-Man
There are many threads, but time runs the same across all of them." That's what Karn said, which means he doesn't know what's happening here. Killer robots. Electric men. World-hopping vampires, end of the world threats, and nobody knows nothing. But I will watch, I will observe and learn. And when the time comes, I will be prepared.
~ Spider-Man Noir.

Spider-Man Noir, also known as The Spider-Man (real name Peter Parker) is a fictional character and superhero that appears in Marvel comics.

This alternate version of Spider-Man is a darker take on Spider-Man and the mythos is set in 1933 – during the Great Depression and is a part of the Marvel Noir universe. After the death of his uncle, Peter resolved to seek justice and decided to use his newfound abilities to fight against crime. Unlike the mainstream version of Peter Parker, this character uses a gun and does stick to walls but prefers to use parkour. Additionally, this iteration of the character has been a member of the Spider-Army where he met all of his mainstream counterpart, alongside their alternate counterparts.

Since his inception, the character has appeared in numerous media including the video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, as one of the main playable characters, and supporting character in Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

He was created by David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky, and Carmine Di Giandomenico, and first appeared in Spider-Man Noir #1 in December of 2008.

Biography

Early Life

This incarnation of Peter Parker was born and raised during the great depression during the 1930s, and was raised by his uncle Ben and aunt May. After finding his uncle's corpse, Peter learned that Ben was murdered by Norman Osborn due to his uncle starting a strike on sweatshops, and resolved to become a seeker of justice. Parker would become a protégé to Ben Ulrich, and was invited to act as a photographer for the Daily Bugle.

Becoming Spider-Man

Peter received a tip off that was meant for Ulrich, and went to a warehouse where Osborn's men were loading shipments of stolen antiques. One of the antiques was a spider idol, which broke and released several spiders that bit Peter, causing him to fall unconscious and dream of the spider god. Awakening, Peter realized that he had powers, and decided to use his newfound gifts to confront Osborn at his apartment. Peter confronted Osborn, but found that Ulrich was blackmailing the businessmen to deal with his drug habit, and Parker left in disgust. Returning home, he decided to create an costume to conceal his identity, and took on the name of "Spider-Man". He then went to Ulrich's apartment to confront him, but found Ben dead, and decided to avenge his mentor's passing.

Receiving the assistance of his aunt and Felicia Hardy, Spider-Man went on to fight against Osborn's criminal operations while also still working at the Daily Bugle. When the Bugle's head, J. Jonah Jameson, kept painting Spider-Man negatively, the vigilante decided to resolve the matter and visit Jameson. He found Jameson dead, but later learned that the real Jameson had been kidnapped as the Chameleon had taken his place. Going to Jameson's location, Peter battled against the Vulture and killed him to save his aunt from the villain. He then confronted Osborn, who was keeping Jameson and Felica captive, and revealed his plot on murdering Ulrich and anyone who was a witness. Defeating the villain, Peter decided to take aunt May's words to heart on killing, and decided to let him go. Despite his good act, Osborn would be killed by Kraven the Hunter.

Personality

Peter has oversaw the injustice into the harsh environment of the Great Depression. Because of this, he took a role of the vigilante named Spider-Man Noir, taking down any criminals as soon as possible. His cynical demeanor stems from having watched his uncle getting murdered by the Green Goblins and his cohorts. Likewise, due to his painful past, Peter becomes much more willing to kill. However, despite his aggression and violent tendencies, he is still noble and ultimately wants to make New York a better place.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Superhuman Abilities: After being bitten by a spider, Parker has gained the superhuman physical strength, mobility speed, highly acrobatic agility, accelerated healing and endurance.
    • Spider-Sense: He also posses a spider-sense which warns him of danger and allows him to predict enemy attacks and evade or counter them prior to the time of the attacks.
    • Wall Crawling: Like a spider, he can also magnetically stick to walls.
    • Webbing Generation: He can produce powerful organic webbing from his hands and he uses the webbing to both stun and capture his enemies.
  • Enhanced Athleticism: Unlike the traditional Spider-Man, he uses his acrobatic agility to maneuver about the rooftops.

Abilities

  • Experienced Detective: Spider-Man is a skilled investigative reporter who uses his investigative skills to determine the facts and discover the origins of a crime as well as the criminals.

Equipment

With his powers, Peter dons a black mask, gloves, and trench coat in order to take down Osborn in the disguise of the Spider-Man. He also brings a pistol.

Portrayals

Films

Television

  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, he was voiced by Milo Ventimiglia, who also played Peter Petrelli in Heroes.

Video Games

  • In Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, he was voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes, who also voiced Spider-Man in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, and Prince Charming in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
  • In Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, he was voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, who voices Spider-Man in Insomiac's Marvel's Spider-Man.

Gallery

Trivia

  • This is the second incarnation of Spider-Man to use firearms after Assassin Spider-Man.

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Comics
Spider Family
Ben Reilly | Felicity Hardy | Ghost-Spider | Jessica Drew | Julia Carpenter | Kaine Parker | Madame Web | Miguel O'Hara | Miles Morales | Peni Parker | Peter Parker | Silk | Spiderling | Spider-Ham | Spider-Man Noir | Superior Spider-Man | Ultimate Spider-Man

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

Movies
Spider-Man: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | 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
Spider-Man 3: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | New Goblin | Gwen Stacy | Aunt May | Curt Connors | Betty Brant | George Stacy | Uncle Ben
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 | Harry Osborn | Felicia Hardy | 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: 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
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 | Raimiverse (Spider-Man (Earth-96283) & Doctor Octopus (Earth-TRN926)) | Webbverse (Spider-Man (Earth-120703) & Lizard (Earth-TRN928)) | Doctor Strange | May Parker | Wong | Matt Murdock | J. Jonah Jameson | Eddie Brock/Venom | Iron Man

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, Swamp 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

See Also
Sony's Spider-Man Universe Heroes

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