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Dr. Peter Benjamin Parker // Spider-Man| Age |
40| Character Differences |
Peter’s been Spider-Man for twenty-five years. He’s experienced, has Spidey down to a science – he knows what to do, has the skills and tools to do it, and that feeling of responsibility continues to burn hot, now more than ever, he’d say. He’s not that rookie kid eclipsed by the old guard anymore – he is the old guard. | Brief World Background |
Now, for the Parker half of his life. He’s married to Mary Jane, with whom he has two kids: Anna May (“Mayday”) and Benjamin (“Benjy”) – fifteen and ten years old. He works as a professor of biotechnology at his alma mater, Empire State University, having previously held a job as a science teacher at Midtown High while working on his PhD. Now, it may sound like Peter’s somehow managed to elude that annoying Parker Luck of his, but that’s not strictly true. It just manifests itself in different ways, as he struggles to juggle being a father, husband, hero, Avenger, and reliable employee all at once. The game’s still the same – the scenario’s just changed a little, is all.
Earth 15862 // “Home”| Brief Character Background |
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The old guard have, for the most part, given way to the new. Bucky Barnes is Captain America. Kate Bishop is the sole Hawkeye. Xavier’s School is run by Katherine Pryde, and Franklin Richards heads the Future Foundation alongside his sister with seldom guidance from their parents, who’ve hung up the blue spandex. Ben sits on the Avengers’ reserve list, while Johnny stands among the organisation’s seniority alongside the likes of Tony Stark, Logan, Luke Cage, and Jessica Drew (some more senior than others). Natalia Romanova is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. following Nick Fury’s passing. Steve Rogers is President of the United States. The Daily Bugle supports Spider-Man.
It’s a strange world.
You know the story. At fifteen, Peter Parker was bitten by a spider. He got powers. He was irresponsible, and his uncle died. Peter’s guilt led him to swing through New York’s streets as Spider-Man. Over the first few years, through plenty of trials, lessons and loss, Peter learned to move past that guilt. It no longer defined him. He helped people because it mattered, because it was the right thing to do. These convictions took a toll on his life, and many people, himself included, suffered for it. Spider-Man took precedence over Peter Parker, for better or for worse... usually for worse.
Eventually, Peter learned to strike a balance. He did his best to give himself at least some of the attention everyone kept saying he deserved, and distinguished himself as one of the best among his peers, earning their respect, and occasionally, their admiration. He had a daughter, got married (in that order), finally got that doctorate he’d been neglecting, became a legacy, found a job he loved, and had a son. He was a father, friend, hero, husband, teacher and mentor, and despite all the blows life kept dealing – and boy, were they dealt – he was happy.
He is Peter Parker. He is Spider-Man.
And he’s trying to find his way home.
Peter was abducted while swinging home to cook dinner.