| Character Identity |
Pete Grayson (Dark Web)| Age |
27| Character Differences |
The main difference with Pete is he’s an amalgam of Peter Parker and Dick Grayson. As such he possesses the acrobatic and martial training of Dick and the powers of Peter but a blend of their quippy yet sometimes struggling to not go total dark personalities.| Brief World Background |
Pete’s world is almost identical to the Amalgam DC/Marvel crossover world except this one didn’t come about by two gods smashing the universes together. This world has always been this way, so the characters were just born these amalgam versions. His mentor and adoptive father is Anthony Wayne, a combination of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark. He made a power suit
similar to both Iron Man’s suit and the Batman Beyond suit and is called Iron Bat or most often just The Bat. Anthony’s main enemy is The Jester
, a combination of The Joker and Green Goblin. Most of the other entities from the Amalgam verse exist in Pete’s world without much difference.| Brief Character Background |
Pete was born to circus folk. His parents were acrobats and partial owners of the circus itself. As far as money goes, the circus had little to none, and no bank in its right mind would approve a loan to keep the “business” afloat, so they turned to loan sharks in Gotham City; loan sharks employed by one Mr. Carmine Fisk. As these things go, when the circus couldn’t pay the loan back, the sharks came in. They started with basic scare tactics, breaking and damaging tents and other equipment the circus needed. When that didn’t seem to work, they came after the people. Pete’s parents were killed by Fisk’s men in front of the other performers. When the cops came asking questions, no one would talk except for Pete.
After he gave his testimony, the police placed him in witness protection in New York with a nice elderly couple, “Uncle” Ben and “Aunt” May. This arrangement didn’t last long before more of Fisk’s men tracked him down and killed Ben and May. Despite not really being related to them, Pete had grown attached to them, so losing them was like losing family all over again. He was at school when they were killed, so the police were able to find him before the hit men could and relocate him. After this he was taken in and adopted by the billionaire tech genius, Anthony Wayne. He eventually found out Anthony was the hero called the Iron Bat, and in the process snooped around in his lab where he developed his suits and gadgets. In Anthony’s lab, Pete was exposed to a radioactive spider and over time developed powers. From that point on, he trained and operated as the Bat’s sidekick, first called Sling or sometimes Spider-Boy. Eventually, Pete struck out on his own and became his own hero, Dark Web.
Prior to being abducted and taken to fight in the death battles, Pete recently helped Anthony in a fight against the Jester. The fight had been a diversion, as The Jester released a fighter bonded to a red symbiote. Anthony had a symbiote sealed up and had been studying it. Neither he nor Pete knew about others slinking around. The symbiote fighter, calling himself Hood, seemed to know every one of their moves and have something personal against the pair. After a hard fought battle, they managed to bring Jester down and put him away and then subdue Hood and his symbiote. Before anything could be learned about him, Pete was ambushed and captured.
He woke up in the death battles. At first he refused to kill and almost died several times, until he started hearing a voice and feeling overwhelming urges to kill his opponents. With no other option available to him if he wanted to survive he gave in to the black ooze symbiote that had attached itself to him in the fight with Hood and the Jester.