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Spider-Man: A Tangled Web

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Author's Note: This is what I consider to be my own continuation of the events from Far From Home. It's partially an alternate universe fic as it retcons a few elements I consider embarrassing. Yet otherwise remains true to the ending of Far From Home.

The first change would be that Petey's fat comic relief friend gets put on a bus. He's out. He's not coming back. Because I hated the character with the burning fury of a billion suns.

One retcon I have in mind is that "MJ" will be named Jessica Drew. Why? Because the MCU missed out on a golden opportunity and this plays a part in a future arc down the road. Another retcon would be Tony Stark. Oh, he's still dead as Dillinger but he's in no way Pete's father figure. Cool mentor, sure but Pete already had a father figure in Uncle Ben.

Another retcon would be Mysterio. He's from the multiverse. If the MCU is going to do this arc then commit to it. Not every villain needs to connect to Tony Stark. Besides this to plays into a future arc I have planned. Especially as Mysterio was never dead. SHIELD managed to find him alive and he's held prisoner in a Super Max somewhere.

Timeline wise this takes place around a few months after the events of Far From Home.

I'm going to cherry-pick a few elements of classic Spider-Man, the PS4 version, and a few films. Tone-wise it's more close to Darkest Hours.

The rating of this will be PG-13.

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Peter Parker stands before the gravestone of his late uncle Benjamin Parker. It has been a routine tradition that he'd visit his burial site every year during his birthday. No matter what he has on schedule he'd always find a way to make time for the man whom he considered the closest he had to a father figure. Normally he'd just talk to him like he normally would. Tell him how he's doing at school or about his newfound path as a superhero. Now he just felt lost.

He has missed out on his conversations. That wasn't of his own choosing but that didn't make him any less guilty. Now, with his identity being known to the public, He couldn't feel anymore trapped as he is now.

"With great power, comes great responsibility"

His uncle's last words echoed in his mind. He closed his eyes and rubs them before putting his hand on Uncle Ben's gravestone. "I'm trying. It's just...I wish you were here"

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Sweet start to the series bro! A heartwarming yet tragic scene the kind of heart the MCU Spidey Movies have definitely been lacking. I like the idea of taking what has worked in the MCU Spidey Films, what little there is, while kicking out the things that really didn't work. Give it a more down to Earth and human vibe actually focusing on Peter rather than cringey comedy and Tony.

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https://i.imgur.com/iBIWl5x.jpg

Alright everybody! Lets run through this one more time!

My name is Peter Parker! I was an ordinary kid living with my aunt and uncle, then I got bit by a radioactive genetically altered super spider and gained super powers.

I made the mistake of treating them like a game and it cost me one of the most important people in my life. Since then I have dedicated myself to using my powers responsibly for the betterment of mankind and protecting my city.

I fought crime on my own for months before I received the chance of a lifetime to join the Avengers...by fighting the Avengers.

Then after all of that insanity died down I returned home and got my life back on track. I fought my first super-villain too! A Vulture named Adrian Toomes. I defeated him but it cost me my first crush Liz Allen.

After that? Life finally got back to normal, as normal as it gets for me anyway, until Earth got hit by another alien invasion, we get a lot of those, and I got swept up in a space adventure to defeat an intergalactic tyrant named Thanos!

It...uhhhh...it-it didn't go well. I...died. For a while. As did at least 50% of the Universe. Then when we all came back I had to rejoin the battle against him. We won this time but it cost Tony Stark his life. And unfortunately, Natasha Romanoff had to sacrifice herself just to get those...damned gems together so the rest of us could come back in the first place.

I tried to move on. I did. I tried to take a vacation to Europe only to get swept up in another super-villain scheme of a maniacal trickster from another universe. Quentin Beck. Mysterio. I defeated him too and stopped his mad plan to pose as a hero while destroying the city but now my secret identity has been leaked to the world.

The surviving Avengers are scattered.

My friends have split up.

The police are questioning everyone.

Criminals everywhere are looking for me.

There are sirens in the distance. Someone is in danger.

It's time to go to work. If I'm not helping, who will?

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

Peter Parker stands before the gravestone of his late uncle Benjamin Parker. It has been a routine tradition that he'd visit his burial site every year during his birthday. No matter what he has on schedule he'd always find a way to make time for the man whom he considered the closest he had to a father figure. Normally he'd just talk to him like he normally would. Tell him how he's doing at school or about his newfound path as a superhero. Now he just felt lost.

He has missed out on his conversations. That wasn't of his own choosing but that didn't make him any less guilty. Now, with his identity being known to the public, He couldn't feel anymore trapped as he is now.

"With great power, comes great responsibility"

His uncle's last words echoed in his mind. He closed his eyes and rubs them before putting his hand on Uncle Ben's gravestone. "I'm trying. It's just...I wish you were here"

"I miss him too, honey." A soft and kind voice spoke up behind him as May Parker approached her nephew from behind. "But, I mean, after everything you've done? Saving the world? Saving all those people? I know he'd be proud of you."

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

"I miss him too, honey." A soft and kind voice spoke up behind him as May Parker approached her nephew from behind. "But, I mean, after everything you've done? Saving the world? Saving all those people? I know he'd be proud of you."

Pete sniffled and wiped his face with his sleeve. "I know, Aunt May. And I believe he would. It's just...It's not like I wanted to keep my Spider-Man persona secret forever. I would've shown myself eventually but I suppose fate had a different plan in mind. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little scared right now"

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

Pete sniffled and wiped his face with his sleeve. "I know, Aunt May. And I believe he would. It's just...It's not like I wanted to keep my Spider-Man persona secret forever. I would've shown myself eventually but I suppose fate had a different plan in mind. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little scared right now"

May embraced him tightly. "I know, baby, I know. I wish I could be out there with you but the best I can do is give you the support and love you need." She lowered her head while her nephew hugged her back. "We can't always decide our fates for ourselves, sometimes we have to play with the cards we've been dealt. The best thing we can do right now is come up with a plan." She stepped back and knelt down holding his shoulders. "I know there's no way you'll ever stop helping people of course, and I am so, so proud of you for that, but sometimes the best thing you can do is step back, take a good look at the big picture and consider all of your options."

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

May embraced him tightly. "I know, baby, I know. I wish I could be out there with you but the best I can do is give you the support and love you need." She lowered her head while her nephew hugged her back. "We can't always decide our fates for ourselves, sometimes we have to play with the cards we've been dealt. The best thing we can do right now is come up with a plan." She stepped back and knelt down holding his shoulders. "I know there's no way you'll ever stop helping people of course, and I am so, so proud of you for that, but sometimes the best thing you can do is step back, take a good look at the big picture and consider all of your options."

Author's Note: Just want to take this moment by saying: THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD'VE GOTTEN FROM AUNT MAY! She's Peter Parker's moral anchor for a reason and the MCU never capitalized on it.

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

Author's Note: Just want to take this moment by saying: THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD'VE GOTTEN FROM AUNT MAY! She's Peter Parker's moral anchor for a reason and the MCU never capitalized on it.

Damn right! Aunt May is meant for more than just Hot Aunt Jokes. She should be one of the people Peter can really confide in whether its superhero life or just his normal life. It's about time we made up for all of that and did some course correction.  :glasses:

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https://i.imgur.com/iBIWl5x.jpg

Alright everybody! Lets run through this one more time!

My name is Peter Parker! I was an ordinary kid living with my aunt and uncle, then I got bit by a radioactive genetically altered super spider and gained super powers.

I made the mistake of treating them like a game and it cost me one of the most important people in my life. Since then I have dedicated myself to using my powers responsibly for the betterment of mankind and protecting my city.

I fought crime on my own for months before I received the chance of a lifetime to join the Avengers...by fighting the Avengers.

Then after all of that insanity died down I returned home and got my life back on track. I fought my first super-villain too! A Vulture named Adrian Toomes. I defeated him but it cost me my first crush Liz Allen.

After that? Life finally got back to normal, as normal as it gets for me anyway, until Earth got hit by another alien invasion, we get a lot of those, and I got swept up in a space adventure to defeat an intergalactic tyrant named Thanos!

It...uhhhh...it-it didn't go well. I...died. For a while. As did at least 50% of the Universe. Then when we all came back I had to rejoin the battle against him. We won this time but it cost Tony Stark his life. And unfortunately, Natasha Romanoff had to sacrifice herself just to get those...damned gems together so the rest of us could come back in the first place.

I tried to move on. I did. I tried to take a vacation to Europe only to get swept up in another super-villain scheme of a maniacal trickster from another universe. Quentin Beck. Mysterio. I defeated him too and stopped his mad plan to pose as a hero while destroying the city but now my secret identity has been leaked to the world.

The surviving Avengers are scattered.

My friends have split up.

The police are questioning everyone.

Criminals everywhere are looking for me.

There are sirens in the distance. Someone is in danger.

It's time to go to work. If I'm not helping, who will?

Spider-Man did a mad dash along with one of the apartment buildings, before shooting the webs to create a makeshift sling-shot to propel himself forward. The Spider-Sense is into high gear,, whatever the threat is, he's getting closer to the cause of the chaos. Spider-Man commands his suit to zoom in the moment he makes out the cause of the ruckus.

The suit is something that he personally designed. His apprenticeship at Stark Industries has inspired him to evolve his scientific knowledge and upgrade his superhero attire. The suit is more sleek and easy to maneuver. it resembles a clingy spandex costume but it's actually a nano-infused light armor. Spider-Man would personally credit Power Rangers as the source of inspiration behind the suit.

"Oh shit!" Spider-Man exclaimed when he got a good look at the criminal engaged in a stand-off with the police.

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He looked like he could be about as big as The Hulk and just as pissed off. Hefting a plethora of bags that he stole from the bank he challenged the police officers. "You think The Rhino is scared of your little pea shooters? I'll crush all of you!"

The Rhino picks up a nearby car and throws it at one of the police officers. Some of the braces themselves before the car was shielded by a massive webbing that stopped the car and held the car in place.

"Who dares?!" Rhino looked around and sees a tiny figure standing on top of the car that was thrown.

"If you're not going to play well with others then I'm going to have to put you in a time out"

Author's Note: Yup. Spidey designed the suit himself. I did have it where he learned a few things from Stark but it was Peter who designed the more upgraded version of the suit.

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

Alright everybody! Lets run through this one more time!

My name is Peter Parker! I was an ordinary kid living with my aunt and uncle, then I got bit by a radioactive genetically altered super spider and gained super powers.

I made the mistake of treating them like a game and it cost me one of the most important people in my life. Since then I have dedicated myself to using my powers responsibly for the betterment of mankind and protecting my city.

I fought crime on my own for months before I received the chance of a lifetime to join the Avengers...by fighting the Avengers.

Then after all of that insanity died down I returned home and got my life back on track. I fought my first super-villain too! A Vulture named Adrian Toomes. I defeated him but it cost me my first crush Liz Allen.

After that? Life finally got back to normal, as normal as it gets for me anyway, until Earth got hit by another alien invasion, we get a lot of those, and I got swept up in a space adventure to defeat an intergalactic tyrant named Thanos!

It...uhhhh...it-it didn't go well. I...died. For a while. As did at least 50% of the Universe. Then when we all came back I had to rejoin the battle against him. We won this time but it cost Tony Stark his life. And unfortunately, Natasha Romanoff had to sacrifice herself just to get those...damned gems together so the rest of us could come back in the first place.

I tried to move on. I did. I tried to take a vacation to Europe only to get swept up in another super-villain scheme of a maniacal trickster from another universe. Quentin Beck. Mysterio. I defeated him too and stopped his mad plan to pose as a hero while destroying the city but now my secret identity has been leaked to the world.

The surviving Avengers are scattered.

My friends have split up.

The police are questioning everyone.

Criminals everywhere are looking for me.

There are sirens in the distance. Someone is in danger.

It's time to go to work. If I'm not helping, who will?

Spider-Man did a mad dash along with one of the apartment buildings, before shooting the webs to create a makeshift sling-shot to propel himself forward. The Spider-Sense is into high gear,, whatever the threat is, he's getting closer to the cause of the chaos. Spider-Man commands his suit to zoom in the moment he makes out the cause of the ruckus.

The suit is something that he personally designed. His apprenticeship at Stark Industries has inspired him to evolve his scientific knowledge and upgrade his superhero attire. The suit is more sleek and easy to maneuver. it resembles a clingy spandex costume but it's actually a nano-infused light armor. Spider-Man would personally credit Power Rangers as the source of inspiration behind the suit.

"Oh shit!" Spider-Man exclaimed when he got a good look at the criminal engaged in a stand-off with the police.

He looked like he could be about as big as The Hulk and just as pissed off. Hefting a plethora of bags that he stole from the bank he challenged the police officers. "You think The Rhino is scared of your little pea shooters? I'll crush all of you!"

The Rhino picks up a nearby car and throws it at one of the police officers. Some of the braces themselves before the car was shielded by a massive webbing that stopped the car and held the car in place.

"Who dares?!" Rhino looked around and sees a tiny figure standing on top of the car that was thrown.

"If you're not going to play well with others then I'm going to have to put you in a time out"

The giant brute laughed as he took in Spider-Man's form. "I knew you were tiny bug man but I did not think you look this small and puny in person, , you think you hurt me with little girly hands?  I'm Rhino. I knock things down. I break them. That's what I do. That's who I am. If you wish to die, then come down here I can destroy you. I crush you, I kill you! I destroy you!"

"You want me to come down there so you can kill me?" Spider-Man asked curiously, making conversation so the police could finish guiding the civilians out of there.

"Da!"

"Okay, be right there." He flipped off of the car and landed in a crouch. "Now then.  On behalf of the fine people of New York and real rhinos everywhere, I ask you to put your mechanized paws in the air!"

"Gladly!" Rhino replied. "When I am breaking you over my knee, little bug!" Rhino kicked the ground a few times and then charged forward with his head down and horn at the ready.

(Thaaat's right, big guy, just stay focused on me.) "Toro, Toro!"

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He leaped over Rhino, running down the tall brute's back, and flipped off. Not before using his webs to ensnare the giant's arms. When Spider-Man lands he holds the villain in place. "I bet you're probably expecting a different scenario to happen in your head. Unfortunately, this is a David vs Goliath scenario. And I'm sure you must be smart enough to know how that story ends"

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

He leaped over Rhino, running down the tall brute's back, and flipped off. Not before using his webs to ensnare the giant's arms. When Spider-Man lands he holds the villain in place. "I bet you're probably expecting a different scenario to happen in your head. Unfortunately, this is a David vs Goliath scenario. And I'm sure you must be smart enough to know how that story ends"

"Good story. But am not Goliath. I AM RHINO!" He declared and stomped forward and pulled on the webs and yanked Spider-Man off of his feet, swung him around and tossed him away towards the buildings sending Spider-Man hurtling towards them head over heels! Fortunately Spider-Man was able to right himself up enough to launch weblines up the building and pull himself up vertically to avoid smashing through the windows. Instead he flipped and twisted in the air to get his feet out to stick onto the wall. (Ooookaaaay. This might be a little harder than I thought. Hornhead isn't much of a deep thinker but he's strong as hell. So it's back to using my wits here. Cool. That's more my field anyway.) His thoughts were interrupted by the car hurtling towards the upper levels of the building so Spider-Man flung himself forward at it, flipped over it, grabbed it with webs, yanked it down, caught it, flipped it, put his feet on it and rode it down towards Rhino. "Back at'cha hornhead!" Spider-Man called out and dropkicked the car at him only for Rhino to catch it and rip it in half! He laughed at Spider-Man right before two weblines struck his shoulders and Spider-Man yanked himself downward for a dropkick to Rhino's face! Rhino was kicked full force with a resounding *BOOOOM!* sound but remained standing so Spider-Man jumped off of him, yanked himself back over and delivered a few hard punches to Rhino's face before jumping away to avoid being swatted. Spider-Man did a few fancy flips and landed on his feet. Rhino smiled and rubbed his face.

"That was good. Do you have more? I haven't fought like this in years!"

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

"Good story. But am not Goliath. I AM RHINO!" He declared and stomped forward and pulled on the webs and yanked Spider-Man off of his feet, swung him around and tossed him away towards the buildings sending Spider-Man hurtling towards them head over heels! Fortunately Spider-Man was able to right himself up enough to launch weblines up the building and pull himself up vertically to avoid smashing through the windows. Instead he flipped and twisted in the air to get his feet out to stick onto the wall. (Ooookaaaay. This might be a little harder than I thought. Hornhead isn't much of a deep thinker but he's strong as hell. So it's back to using my wits here. Cool. That's more my field anyway.) His thoughts were interrupted by the car hurtling towards the upper levels of the building so Spider-Man flung himself forward at it, flipped over it, grabbed it with webs, yanked it down, caught it, flipped it, put his feet on it and rode it down towards Rhino. "Back at'cha hornhead!" Spider-Man called out and dropkicked the car at him only for Rhino to catch it and rip it in half! He laughed at Spider-Man right before two weblines struck his shoulders and Spider-Man yanked himself downward for a dropkick to Rhino's face! Rhino was kicked full force with a resounding *BOOOOM!* sound but remained standing so Spider-Man jumped off of him, yanked himself back over and delivered a few hard punches to Rhino's face before jumping away to avoid being swatted. Spider-Man did a few fancy flips and landed on his feet. Rhino smiled and rubbed his face.

"That was good. Do you have more? I haven't fought like this in years!"

(The good thing is, I've managed to get his attention. The bad news is, I've gotten his attention.)

"I'm not called The Amazing Spider-Man for nothing Big Guy. I have plenty more than you can dish out. If you don't think so then." Spider-Man quick draws a web and it clings on Rhino's face. "Catch me if you can!"

"Friday, pinpoint me to the nearest abandon building" Spider-Man commanded while he swings by a few city blocks, he could hear a faint battle cry from Rhino hot on his heels.

"Playing on their ego. That's what I do best" Spider-Man says to himself.

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

(The good thing is, I've managed to get his attention. The bad news is, I've gotten his attention.)

"I'm not called The Amazing Spider-Man for nothing Big Guy. I have plenty more than you can dish out. If you don't think so then." Spider-Man quick draws a web and it clings on Rhino's face. "Catch me if you can!"

"Friday, pinpoint me to the nearest abandon building" Spider-Man commanded while he swings by a few city blocks, he could hear a faint battle cry from Rhino hot on his heels.

"Playing on their ego. That's what I do best" Spider-Man says to himself.

"YOU CAN'T STOP RHINO!" He called up to Spider-Man while freely rampaging down the street as vehicles swerved to avoid him.

"Just keep your eye on the spider, you big lug!"

*Empty Acme Warehouse Located 4 Blocks To Your Left, Peter! Plotting our route now and factoring in Rhino Rampage.*

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Big Thanks Bro! :D

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

Big Thanks Bro!

You're welcome!  :D

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

"YOU CAN'T STOP RHINO!" He called up to Spider-Man while freely rampaging down the street as vehicles swerved to avoid him.

"Just keep your eye on the spider, you big lug!"

*Empty Acme Warehouse Located 4 Blocks To Your Left, Peter! Plotting our route now and factoring in Rhino Rampage.*

Spider-Man lead Rhino on a merry chase through the backstreets of New York while occasionally darting in and out to exchange fists with him and then swinging away to keep Rhino focused on him. Which was for the best as Rhino just kept right on smashing into and through everything in his way until they finally reached the way and Spider-Man stopped in front of it and put his thumbs on either side of his face and wiggled his fingers. "Come on, Hornhead, the Spider marks the spot! Come on, buddy, keep up now! Is that big fancy suit just for show?"

"Nowhere else to hide, bug man! The Rhino is going to squash you now!"

"By all means jumbo! Give me your best shot!"

Rhino smiled and lowered himself down and rushed towards him in a full speed charge right at the door! Spider-Man waited until he got close and then he crouched down and spray a web up into the air at his face and then he flipped over him and kicked him in the back and flipped over him again causing Rhino to break into and through the door. He kept running blindly across the warehouse until he smashed into a wall and it collapsed on him. It didn't take Rhino long to break out though and he looked around for him. Spider-Man drop kicked him again and bounced off of his face and landed on his feet.

"Come on, Rhiny, lets do this!"

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

Spider-Man lead Rhino on a merry chase through the backstreets of New York while occasionally darting in and out to exchange fists with him and then swinging away to keep Rhino focused on him. Which was for the best as Rhino just kept right on smashing into and through everything in his way until they finally reached the way and Spider-Man stopped in front of it and put his thumbs on either side of his face and wiggled his fingers. "Come on, Hornhead, the Spider marks the spot! Come on, buddy, keep up now! Is that big fancy suit just for show?"

"Nowhere else to hide, bug man! The Rhino is going to squash you now!"

"By all means jumbo! Give me your best shot!"

Rhino smiled and lowered himself down and rushed towards him in a full speed charge right at the door! Spider-Man waited until he got close and then he crouched down and spray a web up into the air at his face and then he flipped over him and kicked him in the back and flipped over him again causing Rhino to break into and through the door. He kept running blindly across the warehouse until he smashed into a wall and it collapsed on him. It didn't take Rhino long to break out though and he looked around for him. Spider-Man drop kicked him again and bounced off of his face and landed on his feet.

"Come on, Rhiny, lets do this!"

Rhino roared, slammed his hands into the floor and ripped a large chunk of it out of the ground that was twice his size! Rhino then flung it at Spider-Man like a frisbee! Spider-Man jumped clean over it, webbed it, yanked it back over to him, swung it around and flung it at Rhino's head. "Hey, Rhiny! What's grey but turns red?" The rubble smashed into Rhino but he pulverized it and the resulting burst of dust distracted him for a moment and then Spider-Man webbed up his face before closing in and delivering a series of punches onto his face. "An embarrassed rhinoceros!" Rhino grabbed at him only for Spider-Man to flip over on top of his head and knock on it. Rhino ripped the webbing off of his face and then tried to punch him with his other hand only for Spider-Man to leap back, stick to his back with one foot, stomp on his arm, web his arm to his head, jump over him, launch a web line on him, yank himself forward and drop kick his face again. "How about this one? Why did the Rhino cross the road? To prove to the possum it could be done!" Rhino's head jerked back but he managed to withstand it and swiped at Spider-Man with one hand but Spider-Man jumped back and webbed up his arm to his torso. Rhino stumbled backward trying to free his arms and then Spider-Man charged forward and tripped him so he fell on his back. Spider-Man then jumped onto his chest and began repeatedly punching him in the face. His head jerked back and forth from the force of Spider-Man's punches as he fought to free his arms so he could fight back until he finally ripped the webbing on his head and abruptly sat up and grabbed at Spider-Man. Spider-Man jumped backwards to dodge again only for Rhino to finally grab his leg! Rhino chuckled as the wallcrawler fought to free his leg. The Rhino stood up properly and freed his other arm.

"Good fight, little spider, but now I crush you to bits! I rip you apart! I will-" Spider-Man cut him off with a web ball to the face.

Rhino growled and swung Spider-Man back and forth and back and forth and then tossed him into the air and punched him across the warehouse! Spider-Man yelled out in pain as he flew through the air until he smashed into the wall, put a Spider-Man sized crater in it and nearly dropped to the floor before he shot a web line to the ceiling and saved himself. He held his stomach and wheezed in pain. (Okay....owwwww. Ow. Ow. Owwwwwch. Damn. Haven't....been hit like that...since...Thanos.) Spider-Man sucked in air and caught his breath. (Okay then, time to get serious.)

Rhino laughed and recovered from Spider-Man's own assault. He was standing tall but it was obvious that Spider-Man's beatdown was having an effect and wearing him down. "You're impressive. First time someone survive Rhino's punch. Not even Red Guardian remain conscious after that, eh? Come little spider! Let us finish this!" Rhino slammed his hands down on the floor hard enough to shake the entire warehouse and the area outside!

Spider-Man let go of the webline, dropped to the ground, shot weblines at the ground, yanked himself down at an angle, flipped a few times in the air, bounced off of the floor, leaped over the Rhino, webbed him up, pulled himself forward, leaped over Rhino's punch, pulled himself back over and drove a powerpacked punch into Rhino's face.

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That one actually rocked The Rhino, enough that his vision starts to blurr and he starts staggering back a little. He doubled over when he felt a kick to the gut but recovered enough to lift a copy machine and use it as a weapon against Spider-Man. "I thought I recognize you. Aren't you that Human-Spider fella?"

Spider-Man limbo'd back, just barely missed his foe's attack. "Back in the day"

"Oh damn! I watched that match you had against Bonesaw!"

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

That one actually rocked The Rhino, enough that his vision starts to blurr and he starts staggering back a little. He doubled over when he felt a kick to the gut but recovered enough to lift a copy machine and use it as a weapon against Spider-Man. "I thought I recognize you. Aren't you that Human-Spider fella?"

Spider-Man limbo'd back, just barely missed his foe's attack. "Back in the day"

"Oh damn! I watched that match you had against Bonesaw!"

"Oh really? Big wrestling fan, hornhead?"

Rhino swung the copy machine down on him only for Spider-Man to dodge it. The machine was broken to pieces and Rhino swiped with his other arm instead only for Spider-Man to jump on top of it and then on top of Rhino.

"It has its moments. Plus, I am big fan of spear move." He grabbed at Spider-Man only for him to jump off of him and kick him in the face again. Rhino recovered however and lowered his head. "Your match was quite enjoyable. Why switch from wrestling to hero though? There's less money and..." Rhino ran towards him at full speed. "Is much more painful!"

Spider-Man jumped over him. "I'm not sure if you'd get Rhiny, but with great power..." Spider-Man sprung over him into the air. "There must also come great responsibility!"

"I get it. But great power also gives great pain!" Rhino shouted as he suddenly stopped running and turned around and leaped into the air after Spider-Man with super strong legs and his lead lowered. Spider-Man turned back around, attached a web to him and yanked himself towards Rhino and raised his fist.

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A few minutes prior

Any news reporter would be insane to try and do news footage of that crazy fight between Spider-Man and Rhino. Calling Lois Lane crazy would be harsh, the correct word would be determined. At least that is how she views it.

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"Miss Lane, I'd follow you to the ends of the earth but don't you think this is extreme?" Katherine Pryde as most of the folks at the Daily Bugle would refer her said while she holds onto her camera as if it's a child while keeping herself steady in her passenger seat.

"I've reported that insane battle in New York awhile back, Kitten. This is a field trip for me." Lois says as she swerves her van to avoid traffic while following the two super-powered beings towards the abandoned ACME warehouse.

_

Lois and Kitty entered the building. They can hear the sounds of an intense battle, "We're not too far. Once we're at the battlezone start rolling"

"Will do" Kitty said

They made it up to the fifth level of the building, which just so happens to be the office section. The reporters hid behind a cubicle the moment they've entered the area.

"I thought I recognize you. Aren't you that Human-Spider fella?"

Spider-Man limbo'd back, just barely missed his foe's attack. "Back in the day"

"Oh damn! I watched that match you had against Bonesaw!"

Lois grimaced, "So the web-crawler just so happens to be a member of that fake wrestling organization?"

"Not fake. It's actually the first wrestling organization where wins and losses aren't predetermined." Kitty Pryde pointed out. "Plus he was popular with the kid demographic"

Lois raised an eyebrow

"Everyone has their guilty pleasure ma'am. Mine's that" Kitty says

"There is no guilt in what you enjoy Kitten" Lois signals her to start filming.

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A few minutes prior

Any news reporter would be insane to try and do news footage of that crazy fight between Spider-Man and Rhino. Calling Lois Lane crazy would be harsh, the correct word would be determined. At least that is how she views it.

"Miss Lane, I'd follow you to the ends of the earth but don't you think this is extreme?" Katherine Pryde as most of the folks at the Daily Bugle would refer her said while she holds onto her camera as if it's a child while keeping herself steady in her passenger seat.

"I've reported that insane battle in New York awhile back, Kitten. This is a field trip for me." Lois says as she swerves her van to avoid traffic while following the two super-powered beings towards the abandoned ACME warehouse.

_

Lois and Kitty entered the building. They can hear the sounds of an intense battle, "We're not too far. Once we're at the battlezone start rolling"

"Will do" Kitty said

They made it up to the fifth level of the building, which just so happens to be the office section. The reporters hid behind a cubicle the moment they've entered the area.

"I thought I recognize you. Aren't you that Human-Spider fella?"

Spider-Man limbo'd back, just barely missed his foe's attack. "Back in the day"

"Oh damn! I watched that match you had against Bonesaw!"

Lois grimaced, "So the web-crawler just so happens to be a member of that fake wrestling organization?"

"Not fake. It's actually the first wrestling organization where wins and losses aren't predetermined." Kitty Pryde pointed out. "Plus he was popular with the kid demographic"

Lois raised an eyebrow

"Everyone has their guilty pleasure ma'am. Mine's that" Kitty says

"There is no guilt in what you enjoy Kitten" Lois signals her to start filming.

https://i.imgur.com/l25mO0B.jpg

:D

"Oh really? Big wrestling fan, hornhead?"

Rhino swung the copy machine down on him only for Spider-Man to dodge it. The machine was broken to pieces and Rhino swiped with his other arm instead only for Spider-Man to jump on top of it and then on top of Rhino.

"It has its moments. Plus, I am big fan of spear move." He grabbed at Spider-Man only for him to jump off of him and kick him in the face again. Rhino recovered however and lowered his head. "Your match was quite enjoyable. Why switch from wrestling to hero though? There's less money and..." Rhino ran towards him at full speed. "Is much more painful!"

Spider-Man jumped over him. "I'm not sure if you'd get Rhiny, but with great power..." Spider-Man sprung over him into the air. "There must also come great responsibility!"

"I get it. But great power also gives great pain!" Rhino shouted as he suddenly stopped running and turned around and leaped into the air after Spider-Man with super strong legs and his lead lowered. Spider-Man turned back around, attached a web to him and yanked himself towards Rhino and raised his fist.

"Oh maaan this is gold." Kitty beamed as Rhino and Spider-Man leaped in for the dramatic final clash! Spider-Man pulled himself forward by his webline and pulled himself towards the giant rhino. Rhino timed it juuuust right and then struck forward with an insanely powerful haymaker that would have splattered anyone else but Spider-Man flipped in the air, grabbed his hand, flipped forward along his arm, got on his back, jumped back, thwipped out a webline on his back, yanked himself forward and drove a powerpacked punch to the back of his head! The result was a loud BOOOOMING noise that echoed off of the walls of the warehouse and sent Rhino crashing down to the floor hard enough to shake the warehouse! Kitty and Lois stumbled but they were able to find their footing.

"Did you get that? Did you get that?"

"Oh yeah. I got it. See? Still got the camera!"

"That's my girl."

They looked back to the fight to see The Rhino was still getting up, albeit unsteadily and shaking now. Spider-Man leaped over him, landed on his feet, kicked out Rhino's footing and delivered a powerpacked Spider-Uppercut that sent Rhino flying into an upper wall! Rhino crashed into the wall, cracked it and dropped to the ground.

Spider-Man walked over to him and crouched down in front of Rhino and tilted his head. "So? How you feeling, Rhiny? Want to go some more?"

Rhino chuckled. "Da. . I win next time, bugman, but now..." He nodded off. "The Rhino sleeps." Spider-Man caught Rhino as he passed out and then lowered him to the floor. Finally, Spider-Man sat down on him and took a breather. "Friday...contact SHIELD. Tell them...they're gonna need an extra large transport."

"You got all that, right?" Lois asked.

"Loud and clear, ma'am. Should we interview him? I mean he looks pretty tired."

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"That's even better. It'll show the public that he's human rather than a God Among The People" Lois reasoned, she sees Spider-Man getting up after his few minute's worths of a breather. She signal's Kitty to follow her with her camera ready.

When the Broken Masquerade occurred in Spider-Man's life there must have been several reporters that wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. But Lois had enough class to not hound a kid just for the sake of a story. She knew the boy behind Spider-Man had it bad enough as is. This is why she wants the public to know the hero behind the real identity. Show that there's more to Spider-Man than the smear campaign that JJ's producing.

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"That's even better. It'll show the public that he's human rather than a God Among The People" Lois reasoned, she sees Spider-Man getting up after his few minute's worths of a breather. She signal's Kitty to follow her with her camera ready.

When the Broken Masquerade occurred in Spider-Man's life there must have been several reporters that wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. But Lois had enough class to not hound a kid just for the sake of a story. She knew the boy behind Spider-Man had it bad enough as is. This is why she wants the public to know the hero behind the real identity. Show that there's more to Spider-Man than the smear campaign that JJ's producing.

The Spider Sense went off and Spider-Man looked up at the two lady reporters and then he backflipped from a sitting position to sitting on the wall. "Well hello there! Welcome to another episode of Rhino Wrangling! Starring Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! Is there anything I can help you with?"

"Nice intro Spider-Man. My name is Lois Lane. Talent Agent And Professional Reporter. This is my ever faithful and fearless Katherine Pryde."

"Please, call me Kitty!"

"Mr. Spider-Man, I assume you're more comfortable being called by your Superhero Alter-Ego when in costume, we would like to get the real story of what happened here today from your own lips. We want to know the man behind the mask. While yes, people know who you are, we want to know who YOU are. Who you really are at the end of the day? Who is the brave young man who risks life and limb to defend total strangers after everything? Help us help you tell your story, Spider-Man."

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He didn't fully show it but bit by bit that Friendly Neighborhood Persona gradually starts to fade. It's hard to tell by the mask but beneath it lies a very haunted individual.

"I've been asking myself that same question ever since I've first put on the suit. Why do I do what I do? From personal experience, it's not the most glamorous lifestyle in the world. With the neverending possibility that you might not live to see tomorrow or witnessing your close friends dying. Or trying to protect someone you care about. I'd get anxious just thinking about it."

"Then why do you do it, what drives you?" Lois asked Spider-Man

Spider-Man took a moment to collect himself before answering the question. "Because somebody has to save those who won't always have another superhero that will protect them. Ensure that they'd live to see the next day."

Note: This was the influence behind it.

This is also the part where you'd get to see just how must the previous events, plus being dusted and watching his fellow heroes die is starting to weigh him down. The issue with the MCU films is that you don't see this kind of character conflict. Compare that to the Marvel Netflix shows with heroes like Punisher dealing with PTSD or Jessica dealing with the trauma as a rape survivor or Matt having a crisis of faith. With the MCU it's showing all that drama and character conflict out the door just for the sake of a lazy joke.

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He didn't fully show it but bit by bit that Friendly Neighborhood Persona gradually starts to fade. It's hard to tell by the mask but beneath it lies a very haunted individual.

"I've been asking myself that same question ever since I've first put on the suit. Why do I do what I do? From personal experience, it's not the most glamorous lifestyle in the world. With the neverending possibility that you might not live to see tomorrow or witnessing your close friends dying. Or trying to protect someone you care about. I'd get anxious just thinking about it."

"Then why do you do it, what drives you?" Lois asked Spider-Man

Spider-Man took a moment to collect himself before answering the question. "Because somebody has to save those who won't always have another superhero that will protect them. Ensure that they'd live to see the next day."

Note: This was the influence behind it.

This is also the part where you'd get to see just how must the previous events, plus being dusted and watching his fellow heroes die is starting to weigh him down. The issue with the MCU films is that you don't see this kind of character conflict. Compare that to the Marvel Netflix shows with heroes like Punisher dealing with PTSD or Jessica dealing with the trauma as a rape survivor or Matt having a crisis of faith. With the MCU it's showing all that drama and character conflict out the door just for the sake of a lazy joke.

"I can only imagine how much hardship you have faced. We have read up on your history but that wouldn't even compare to the adversity you have faced on a day to day basis. I'm aware that some of our heroes were lost undoing The Blip and fending off the subsequent alien invasion. I don't know the specific details and we won't needle you for them today but I just want you to know that you do have people supporting you. People who are proud of you. People who are thankful for your efforts. I know that it's hard on you, I can see the wear and tear in your eyes even through your mask, but are a hero Spider-Man. Rest assured, we are grateful for all that you do."

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Valhalla Erikson wrote:

Author's Note: Just want to take this moment by saying: THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD'VE GOTTEN FROM AUNT MAY! She's Peter Parker's moral anchor for a reason and the MCU never capitalized on it.

8-)

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

"I can only imagine how much hardship you have faced. We have read up on your history but that wouldn't even compare to the adversity you have faced on a day to day basis. I'm aware that some of our heroes were lost undoing The Blip and fending off the subsequent alien invasion. I don't know the specific details and we won't needle you for them today but I just want you to know that you do have people supporting you. People who are proud of you. People who are thankful for your efforts. I know that it's hard on you, I can see the wear and tear in your eyes even through your mask, but are a hero Spider-Man. Rest assured, we are grateful for all that you do."

"Nice to have some fans."

"You're welcome. Are you ready to continue?"

"Sure. What's your next question?"

"What exactly is your webbing made out of? Is it organic?"

Spider-Man laughed. "It's artificial. Trust me, I was surprised as you are that I didn't get webbing powers but that might be for the best considering where real webbing comes from." He joked and sprung off of the wall, flipped in the air, shot a web up at the ceiling, caught on it and then hung upside down and waved to them. "It's all science! A little something I whipped up with a home chemistry set! Of course, the formula will have to remain top secret but it's stronger than steel and it can last for up to an hour before it dissolves."

"Is it a shear-thinning liquid?" Kitty asked. "I'm spitballing here but on contact with air, the long-chain polymer knits would form an extremely tough, flexible fiber with extraordinary adhesive properties. The web fluid's adhesive quality diminishes rapidly with exposure to air. After approximately 1 hour, certain imbibed esters cause the solid form of the web fluid to dissolve into a powder. However, given your previously limited access to industrial chemicals and the complex appliances used in top-level laboratories, it has to be very easy to mix and made out of relatively common materials. I would suspect we’re not exactly talking about household chemicals that you can buy at the local hardware store, but a formula that requires something a bit odd. Something that requires mixing some unexpected items. For example, you might pick up the adhesives from a carpet or tiling installer. Your webs show some sort of inflation capacity, so they probably use some sort of foaming agent applied to them as the string exits its storage cartridge. There’s also some sort of base item that makes the web stringy, so maybe some sort of pulp or microfiber? Lastly, you would need a way to pressurize it so it accelerates as it exits, so you would need equipment (and chemicals) to do that, too...."

Kitty trailed off and then looked up to see Spider-Man and Lois both looking at her in amazement. "Sorry, I'm rambling. Science is a hobby of mine."

Spider-Man actually dropped down from the web, landed on his feet and applauded Kitty alongside Lois. "Don't ever be sorry! You're incredibly smart and you should cherish and hone your talents. Remember, Doctor Otto Octavius said that intelligence is a gift to be used for all mankind."

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'Oh, man. The Doc just got a quote from Lois! That would be a huge confidence booster for anyone, can't wait to tell him that when I get back to the labs' Spider-Man smiled behind his mask. "I'm sure the good Doc would appreciate that quote. He has always been a fan of yours"

Note:
YUP! Personally speaking, I felt that using the Doc Ock arc from the game into here is a genuinely good call. Yes the Spider-Man 2 version in NWH was a nice yarn but I felt that it ruined his final redemption at the end of that movie. Establishing Doc Ock as a mentor figure here is a better option.

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'Oh, man. The Doc just got a quote from Lois! That would be a huge confidence booster for anyone, can't wait to tell him that when I get back to the labs' Spider-Man smiled behind his mask. "I'm sure the good Doc would appreciate that quote. He has always been a fan of yours"

Note: YUP! Personally speaking, I felt that using the Doc Ock arc from the game into here is a genuinely good call. Yes the Spider-Man 2 version in NWH was a nice yarn but I felt that it ruined his final redemption at the end of that movie. Establishing Doc Ock as a mentor figure here is a better option.

"Oh thank you! He really is a genius isn't he? His work with nuclear physics has been revolutionizing the entire field. You can let him know I'm a fan of his work too."

"Have you considered teaming up with him?" Kitty asked Spider-Man. "Two geniuses are better than one."

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

"Oh thank you! He really is a genius isn't he? His work with nuclear physics has been revolutionizing the entire field. You can let him know I'm a fan of his work too."

"Have you considered teaming up with him?" Kitty asked Spider-Man. "Two geniuses are better than one."

"I have considered it but with my identity being outed by Quentin Beck like it has been, I'm worried that I'd be putting a target on him and everyone else there." Spider-Man sighed. "My friends have been split for that same reason and my only remaining family has to live secured in a tower with heavy security. Because I trusted the wrong man. I can't make that mistake again." He explained. "Otto Octavius is an absolute genius who can change the world with his inventions. I cannot in good conscience put a great man like in danger."

"You're a good man, Spider-Man, and a very strong one. I understand your reasoning and your sense of responsibility. Your dedication and love towards protecting not just your loved ones but everyone else around you is inspiring. But if I may interject? No man is an island. Isolating yourself from human connections is just going to hurt you even worse in the long run." Lois told him gently.

"Hey don't get me wrong, I completely get where you're coming from, but I also have to take people's safety into account. If I know for certain that the bad guys are going to keep coming after me for constantly foiling them then the responsible thing to do is to take said conflict on my own shoulders while keeping them away from other people." Spider-Man reasoned. "Besides, I do have a support network. Their identities are going to need to be private of course but thank you for your concern."

"You're welcome. You're very noble Spider-Man." Lois complimented.

"Back at'cha. So what's your next question?"

As the interview continued on a police motorcycle roared up with a car in hot pursuit. The driver of the motorcycle took off her helmet, placed it on the bike and ran inside with backup right behind her. She raced inside and up the stairs towards the upper floor where she opened up the door and stepped inside. "NYPD! Nobody Mo-" She paused as she saw the two reporters chatting it up with Spider-Man who was standing next to the webbed up Rhino man.

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"Oh. I see you already have it all taken care of, webhead." She put the safety back on her gun and holstered it.

"Hello again Officer Watanabe." Spider-Man greeted her.

"Hello yourself Spider-Man." Yuri greeted him. "So I take it the situation's been resolved?"

"Yep. Hornhead's currently off in dream land. SHIELD's en route already and they'll be here soon to pick him up." His voice suddenly turned gruff. "All thanks to your favorite tough but lovable seen-too-much detective friend on the force!"

Yuri's eyes widened and she raised her hand. "What? No. No, no, no, no! You promised you wouldn't do that any!"

"Spider-Cop!"

"...Please, no."

"The chief never did understand Spider-Cop. Thought he was a loose cannon."

"You promised you would keep things professional." She reminded Spider-Man.

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

"I have considered it but with my identity being outed by Quentin Beck like it has been, I'm worried that I'd be putting a target on him and everyone else there." Spider-Man sighed. "My friends have been split for that same reason and my only remaining family has to live secured in a tower with heavy security. Because I trusted the wrong man. I can't make that mistake again." He explained. "Otto Octavius is an absolute genius who can change the world with his inventions. I cannot in good conscience put a great man like in danger."

"You're a good man, Spider-Man, and a very strong one. I understand your reasoning and your sense of responsibility. Your dedication and love towards protecting not just your loved ones but everyone else around you is inspiring. But if I may interject? No man is an island. Isolating yourself from human connections is just going to hurt you even worse in the long run." Lois told him gently.

"Hey don't get me wrong, I completely get where you're coming from, but I also have to take people's safety into account. If I know for certain that the bad guys are going to keep coming after me for constantly foiling them then the responsible thing to do is to take said conflict on my own shoulders while keeping them away from other people." Spider-Man reasoned. "Besides, I do have a support network. Their identities are going to need to be private of course but thank you for your concern."

"You're welcome. You're very noble Spider-Man." Lois complimented.

"Back at'cha. So what's your next question?"

As the interview continued on a police motorcycle roared up with a car in hot pursuit. The driver of the motorcycle took off her helmet, placed it on the bike and ran inside with backup right behind her. She raced inside and up the stairs towards the upper floor where she opened up the door and stepped inside. "NYPD! Nobody Mo-" She paused as she saw the two reporters chatting it up with Spider-Man who was standing next to the webbed up Rhino man.

"Oh. I see you already have it all taken care of, webhead." She put the safety back on her gun and holstered it.

"Hello again Officer Watanabe." Spider-Man greeted her.

"Hello yourself Spider-Man." Yuri greeted him. "So I take it the situation's been resolved?"

"Yep. Hornhead's currently off in dream land. SHIELD's en route already and they'll be here soon to pick him up." His voice suddenly turned gruff. "All thanks to your favorite tough but lovable seen-too-much detective friend on the force!"

Yuri's eyes widened and she raised her hand. "What? No. No, no, no, no! You promised you wouldn't do that any!"

"Spider-Cop!"

"...Please, no."

"The chief never did understand Spider-Cop. Thought he was a loose cannon."

"You promised you would keep things professional." She reminded Spider-Man.

"Admit it officer. Rolls right off the tongue!. Already have a t-shirt concept in mind" Spider-Man teased

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"Admit it officer. Rolls right off the tongue!. Already have a t-shirt concept in mind" Spider-Man teased

"We'll have to get you hired before I can call you that." Her smile returned. "Anyway. I saw some SHIELD Carriers overhead while I was riding in so I guess hornhead here will be taken care of soon." Yuri looked down at the groaning Rhino. "Where do these guys come from anyway?"


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