Spider-Man for Champions

Real name: Peter Parker
Other known aliases: Spider
Occupation: Full time hero and photographer, former student.
Current group affiliation: Reserve member of the Avengers, ally of the Fantastic Four.
Past group affiliations: Secret Wars Heroes, Army of the Goddess, Outlaws.
Major enemies: Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Shocker II, Lizard, Green Goblin, Sandman, Venom, Carnage.
First appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15
Origin: Amazing Fantasy #15
Description: Peter is a good looking man standing 5'10'' tall and weighing 165 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
   43     STR     33 
   26     DEX     48
   21     CON     22
   13     BODY     6
   18     INT      8
   10     EGO      0
10/18     PRE      0
   10     COM      0
   11     PD       2
    6     ED       2
    6     SPD     24
   13     REC      0
   42     END      0
   46     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 145

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 2     2/2 Damage Resistance     
 5     EC (5),"Spider powers."     
 5a)   +0 STR Clinging     
 6b)   20" Superleap                                               7
 4     Tracking Scent,"Spider-Tracers",Only vs those he plants a     
        small device on.(-3/4),Concentrate(-1/2),constant     
 3     Acrobatics 14-     
 3     Breakfall 14-     
 1     Criminology 8-     
24     13- Danger Sense,any attack     
 3     KS: Public super heroes. 13-,(INT based)     
 2     PS: Photographer 11-     
 3     SC: Chemistry 13-,(INT based)     
 3     Stealth 14-     
 1     Streetwise 8-     
57     MP (100),"Web shooter tricks.",Gestures(-1/4),OIF(-1/2)     
 4u    8D6 Entangle,Always dissipates after one hour.(-1/4),One     
        quarter range.(-1/4),17-32 Charges(+1/4)                    0
 1u    1D6 Entangle,stops sense,Sight Group,Does not work if first     
        Entangle is depleted.(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)                     0
 1u    12" Gliding,"Web parachute.",Does not work if first Entangle     
        is depleted.(-1/4)     
 1u    25" Swinging,Does not work if first Entangle is depleted.     
        (-1/4)                                                      5
 1u    13 STR TK,Only to grab and pull objects.(-1/2),Does not work     
        if first Entangle is depleted.(-1/4)                        2
 5     +8 PRE,"Famous costume.",OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 135


Base Points: 100
 5     DNPC,"Family and friends.",normal,useful skills,appear 8-
 5     Distinctive,"Guy in colorful suit.",easily concealable,minor
20     Hunted,"by a multitude of foes.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Gwen, Black Cat or Mary Jane.",
15     Psych Lim,"Wise cracking.",very common,moderate
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
20     Psych Lim,"With great power comes great responsibility.",
20     Rep,"The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!",occur 14-,
        extreme reputation
 5     Rivalry,"with the Human Torch II and Flash Thompson.",
15     Secret ID,"Peter Parker"
10     Watched,"by the press.",more powerful,non-combat influence,
        mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 30
Total Points: 280

Explanation of the conversion: I reasoned that using his web shooters to completely tie up his opponents (the 8D8 Entangle) is the only thing that really drains them significantly, the other uses, like simple swinging or blinding opponents works as long as he still has some Charges left. A gamemaster might consider penalizing him a Charge of his Entangle for excessive use of the Multipower's other slots.

History: Orphaned when his parents were killed in a plane crash, Peter Parker went to live with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Although extremely bright, his shyness and studious nature often caused him to be branded a social outcast.

Amazing Fantasy #15 Ironically, just such a scholastic pursuit made possible Peter's transformation into a wall-crawling, web-slinging extrovert. During a public exhibition on radiation, an irradiated arachnid fell on his hand, bit him and died. Peter left the demonstration in pain; soon he began to manifest strange, spider-like abilities. Rather than put his talents to just use, the teenager followed a path dictated by his late 20th-century upbringing: He created a costume and capitalized on his newfound powers to pursue TV stardom as the Amazing Spider-Man. Leaving the TV studio after a taping, Peter chose to mind his own business when he encountered a burglar fleeing the scene of a robbery. Though he could have stopped the man easily enough, Peter allowed him to pass, arrogantly believing that it was not his responsibility to chase criminals. He returned home only to discover that an intruder had murdered his uncle. Learning that police had cornered the hoodlum in a nearby warehouse, Peter donned his Spider-Man costume and rushed off to seek vengeance. Employing his amazing abilities to capture the burglar, he realized that it was the thug he had allowed to escape at the studio. Filled with remorse, Peter finally understood that with great power, there must also come great responsibility, and he vowed never to shirk his responsibilities again (Amazing Fantasy #15).

Ben Parker's death left Peter and Aunt May without a regular source of income, save Social Security. Peter attempted to pursue a career in show business, but was unable to do so because of a smear campaign mounted against Spider-Man by J. Jonah Jameson, influential publisher of the Daily Bugle newspaper. Making good on his vow, Peter began to use his powers to fight crime. Meanwhile, he would earn a living selling photographs of Spider-Man in action to the Bugle. Jameson's attempts to influence the public's perception of Spider-Man have waned due to positive word-of-mouth support for the wall-crawler's activities.

Marvel Team-Up #62 Spider-Man faced the Super-Skrull alongside Ms. Marvel and trapped him in the Van Allen belt (Marvel Team-Up #62).

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Spider-Man (Incredible Hulk #279).

Peter eventually married Mary Jane Watson.

Peter was among the heroes who were mentally compelled into joining the Goddess in her Infinity Crusade (Infinity Crusade #1).

He was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).

Trivia: In the alternate future depicted in the M2 comic book line Peter retired from being a super hero and had a daughter who would become the hero Spider-Girl.

Powers: Spider-Man possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift (press) 10 tons. In addition to strength, Spider-Man possesses superhuman reflexes and equilibrium, the ability to stick to most surfaces via electromagnetic adhesion, and a subconscious danger sense he calls his spider-sense. Spider-Man can move with superhuman speed, and is somewhat more durable then a normal human.

He also employs twin web-shooters of his own design that fire thin strands of web fluid. He has created special tracers which only he can track by feeling them with his spider-sense. He carries a conventional flashlight and camera normally.

For a short time Peter was exposed to bio-energy taken from the Hulk, which allowed him to transform into a more powerful if dimwitted form which was larger and had green skin.

Links to other Spider-Man pages:
  • http://pc59te.dte.uma.es/cdb/series/marvel/spiderman.htm
  • http://www.comicboards.com/smb/
  • http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Stargate/5981/spidey-bio.html
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/s/spiderma.htm
  • http://www.otherearths.com/dcfanatics/Characters/profile.asp?fldID=121

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Page setup by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - June, 2002

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