- "Okay, let's do this one last time, yeah. For real this time, this is it. My name is Miles Morales. I was bitten by a radioactive spider. And for like two days, I’ve been the one and only Spider-Man. I think you know the rest. I finished my essay. ... Saved a bunch of people. ... Got hit by a drone. I did this with my dad. I met my roommate... finally. Slapped a sticker where my dad's never gonna find it. And when I'm all alone, like, no one understands what I'm going through... I remember my friends who get it. ... I never thought I'd be able to do any of this stuff, but I can. Anyone can wear the mask. You could wear the mask. If you didn't know that before, I hope you do now. ... 'Cause I'm Spider-Man. And I'm not the only one... not by a long shot."
- ―Miles Morales
Miles Morales is a 13 year old Brooklyn teenager who took the mantle of Spider-Man after the death of the Peter Parker native to his dimension. He was a normal boy until he was bitten by the radioactive spider who gives him all the same abilities and powers as Spider-Man.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Miles Morales is a kid living in Brooklyn. He is first seen heading to his new school. He planned of walking there but ends up being with his dad (other students make fun of him due to his dad forced him to respond his words while dropping off). He got an essay to about his life while at school. Later after school, his uncle Aaron asked him to join painting graffiti on the subway station. After finishing his graffiti, Miles ends up getting bitten by a Radioactive Spider, causing him to have spider powers. The next morning, he meets a girl who claims to go by ¨Gwanda¨,when he accidentally gets his fingers stuck to her hair while trying to talk to her, forcing her to have part of her hair shaved off, which results in him being made fun of by others. As he returns to his dorm room, he unintentionally shows New York that he has all the same powers and abilities as Spider-Man.
The Death of Spider-Man[edit | edit source]
Kingpin is trying to use his collider to bring back his family, but in doing so, is destroying the universe. There to stop him is Spider-Man, who fights off Kingpin's henchmen/villains, Green Goblin and Prowler. Finding that Miles is like him, Spider-Man offers to train him if he sticks around, but Spider-Man is later badly beaten by the Goblin, who collapses part of the collider on the two of them, trapping Spider-Man. Miles goes to rescue Spider-Man, who tells him not to worry because he always gets back up. He then hands Miles a flash drive which can shut down the particle collider and tells him to do that while he distracts the villains. Miles goes to leave, but then witnesses Kingpin brutally kill Spider-Man out of rage at something he said.
Horrified and in shock at what he saw, Miles quickly flees with Kingpin sending Prowler after him and returns to his home instead of his dorm room, where he spends in the night. He overhears a news report detailing the death of Spider-Man, whose real name is revealed to be Peter Parker, a 26-year-old grad student married to Mary Jane Parker. News of the death of the beloved Spider-Man spreads throughout New York, and Miles, ridden with guilt, buys a Spider-Man dress-up costume and attends a speech by Mary Jane, where she states that everyone is Spider-Man in the end, which Miles takes to heart, as he has the potential to carry on Peter's legacy.
More Than One Wears The Mask[edit | edit source]
Miles finds Peter B. Parker at the grave of Spider-Man. After discovering new powers, and questioning Peter B. Parker, they travel to the advanced technology and research company, Alchemax, in order to download information about Kingpin's collider. Miles, in trying to gather this information, is caught by Olivia Octavius, who works for Alchemax. After temporarily losing the computer, they are saved by Gwen Stacy.
Gwen takes Miles and Peter to the house of Aunt May, which both Peter and May find difficult as Peter's Aunt May has already passed away and May's nephew of this universe has recently been killed. May leads the three Spider-People to the late Peter Parker's secret bunker, where they are introduced to the universe displaced Spider-Man Noir, Sp//dr, and Spider-Ham. The group decides to put an unwilling Miles's spider abilities to the test, but are disappointed when they find that he has mastered almost none of them, including his unique bioelectric and invisibility abilities. The group then assembles without Miles and formulates a plan to engineer a new flash drive to shut down the collider, with Peter B. Parker volunteering to stay behind to shut down the collider once the others have returned home. Miles is upset by this, stating that he belongs in the universe where they are and that he should be the one to send them all home and shut down the collider so Peter doesn't have to die, but his plan is shot down because he is viewed as an inadequate member of the team, and not yet a competent Spider-Man.
Pressured and alone, a crestfallen Miles leaves the bunker and visits his Uncle Aaron's apartment, only to find it empty. The window is soon opened by the Prowler, however, causing Miles to hide. Prowler searches the apartment but fails to find his target, as Miles turns invisible out of fear. The Prowler receives a phone call from Fisk, whereupon he unmasks and reveals his identity to be Aaron himself, terrifying the invisible Miles, who flees the apartment noisily. This draws Prowler's attention, who gives chase until the pursuit causes a car accident, allowing Miles to get away.
Miles returns to May's house, where he alerts the other Spiders to Prowler's identity. Each are shocked except Noir Peter who calls it a "hard core origin story". Peter tries to give Miles consolation, but Gwen instantly asks Miles if he has been followed, to which he responds that he doesn't know. Unbeknownst to Miles, however, Prowler has assembled several of Kingpin's other goons, including Octavius, Tombstone, and Scorpion, and trailed Miles to May's house. The other Spiders and May work together to battle off the intruders while Miles retrieves the newly created flash drive, after which he flees to the roof. He is intercepted by Prowler, however, who moves to kill him, but not before Miles can unmask himself. Horrified and ashamed to see that he has been hunting his own nephew, Aaron pulls Miles's mask back down and lets him go, but is quickly shot by an enraged Fisk. Miles panics as his uncle bleeds out and Peter, who witnessed the act, encourages Miles to escape, which he does.
Miles swiftly transports a mortally wounded Aaron to an alleyway, where Aaron apologizes to Miles and encourages him to keep doing what he knows is right before dying in his nephew's arms. Officer Jefferson Davis soon turns up to the scene and, witnessing the figure dressed as Spider-Man kneeling over Aaron's body, assumes the figure to be his brother's killer. Jefferson tries to force the young man, not knowing his identity, into surrender, but Miles turns invisible and runs away. Miles watches Jefferson mourn his brother before he puts out an APB on "the new Spider-Man."
Miles returns to his dorm room at the Visions Academy and is approached by the other five Spiders, who are preparing to launch their attack on the collider. Miles insists he should be the one to shut down the collider, which Peter refuses. Miles protests this, causing Peter to restrain him. Peter tells Miles that if he can activate his bioelectric ability or invisibility on command then he will let him go, but Miles proves unable to do either. Peter webs Miles up and gags him and the other five Spiders depart for Fisk's building.
While Miles is bound and gagged, his father knocks on the door, wanting to speak to Miles about recent events. Miles is unable to answer, which his father takes to mean that Miles is still upset with him. Jefferson apologizes for the things he had said and done before, and tells Miles that Aaron has been killed. When he receives no reply, Jefferson simply apologizes again and tells Miles that he is proud of him before leaving. Inspired, Miles manages to build up enough energy for a bioelectric blast and frees himself from his restraints.
The New Spider-Man[edit | edit source]
Miles returns to the bunker where May is expecting him. Here, he takes one of Peter Parker's old classic suits and spray paints it black, then uses red spray paint to recolor the lens frames and make his own spider logo and designs. Miles then tests out his abilities in the city and, feeling confident that he is ready to become Spider-Man, takes the "leap of faith" that Peter had described to him earlier. Now a competent Spider-Man, Miles travels to the collider and joins in the fight with the other Spiders.
Miles manages to send all the other Spiders home, with Gwen promising that they would find a way to keep in touch. Miles also encourages Peter to take a leap of faith back in his own universe. Miles then sends Peter home and fights an enraged Fisk throughout the collider. Fisk eventually manages to beat Miles down, but Jefferson Davis, who has arrived and seen the new Spider-Man fighting Fisk, realizes that Spider-Man is not the enemy, but an ally, and encourages him to fight back and beat Fisk. This gives Miles the strength to perform another bioelectric blast, called a venom blast, and incapacitate Fisk. Miles then manages to shut down the collider and end the battle.
While Fisk is arrested, Jefferson Davis thanks the new Spider-Man for his efforts and wishes him well. Miles, as Spider-Man, goes on to gain the public's approval, becoming New York's new beloved vigilante. Miles also formally introduces himself to his roommate at Visions Academy, including showing him his powers. As Miles prepares to go to sleep one night, a small portal opens and he is greeted by Gwen from her universe.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Miles is a promising kid with massive potential who just wants to be normal but often does amazing things while trying to avoid the spotlight. When he was accepted into Brooklyn Visions Academy, Miles tries to get himself kicked out by intentionally failing a science test. Miles is a nice and friendly individual, as he enjoys making his friends and family laugh. He also has a habit of making jokes whenever he is in awkward situations as a sort of a tension breaker. Miles has a big interest in hip-hop and graffiti cultures, constantly stamping his art around Brooklyn as a form of self-expression and an expression of love for his city, it seems.
While initially hesitant to become a superhero like Spider-Man, Miles accepted his role as New York's protector after witnessing Peter Parker's death and being inspired by Mary Jane Parker's speech at Peter's funeral about everyone being Spider-Man in the end. However, despite him already intrinsically knowing his responsibility, Miles found himself struggling to control his abilities due to fear and attempting to mirror Peter Parker's methods of being Spider-Man. Miles eventually comes to realize that he shouldn't be trying to copy Peter, but should instead use his own ideals and deeds as a launch point for his leap of faith. This caused Miles to finally change to his own traditional red and black suit, which is Peter's suit redesigned using the spray paint Miles uses in his graffiti art, making the idea of Spider-Man his own.
Like the other members of the Spider-Gang, Miles can be very stubborn. When he realized the stakes of the other spiders being in his universe, he was extremely determined to keep his universe's Peter Parker's promise to shut down the collider, despite not being fully experienced. He was also unwilling to let Peter B. Parker stay in his universe to shut down the collider, even going far as to stealing the USB drive and tripping him over, impressing Peter himself.
Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]
Powers[edit | edit source]
Spider Physiology: Having been bitten by a genetically-altered spider similar to Peter Parker himself, Miles possesses enhanced strength, speed, agility, spider-sense, and the ability to climb walls.
- Superhuman Strength: Miles possesses the proportionate strength of a spider, allowing him to lift heavy loads and combat foes that would otherwise overwhelm him. Using his strength, he can harm opponents such as Kingpin and Doc Ock with his strikes. He was able to crack a boulder in two after slamming his fist into it due to his frustration with Peter Parker. His physical strength also extends into his legs, enabling him to be able to jump great distances and heights.
- Superhuman Speed: Miles possesses the proportionate speed of a spider, therefore he can run and move at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. He is able to transverse at high amounts of paces while running and moving, as well as traveling while web-swinging.
- Superhuman Agility: Miles possesses great amounts of enhanced levels of agility that are far beyond the natural physical limits of an Olympic-level gymnast. While running on the sidewalk and into the road, Miles could land on his feet without harm after being ran over by a car. He can also perform any complicated sequence of gymnastic stunts such as flips, rolls, and springs.
- Wall-Crawling: Miles possesses the ability to cling onto any surface using just his fingertips and feet. Although he was unable to control this power at first, he has mastered it as of late. The extent is how much pressure he can stick to walls is less than perfect, considering how much focus he needs to handle lifting his own weight.
- Spider-Sense: When danger is present, Miles possesses a buzzing sensation in his head as a sort of a early warning system, allowing him to react accordingly. His spider-sense offers him near complete awareness of his surroundings, and in conjunction with his reflexes, allows him to instinctively dodge or counter nearly all attacks. His spider-sense also helps him recognize other individual with spider-powers, making them have some sort of connection.
- Spider-Camouflage: Miles, including his clothing, can blend into his surroundings, allowing him to sneak up or even flee from his enemies. The resulting effect closely resembles that of invisibility.
- Venom Strike: Miles is able to produce electricity through his hands to shock his enemies or to inflict damage to nearby devices. His venom strike can be used against an opponent at a distance by conducting it through a material in which Miles and his opponent are in contact. He was able to use this ability to knock Peter Parker unconscious, break out from his restraints after being webbed up by Peter, and later defeat Kingpin in their final confrontation.
- Superhuman Durability: Miles body is far tougher and denser than a regular human as he can withstand falls from extreme heights blunt Force trauma and superhuman blows with little damage though not invulnerable ( as weapons such as bullets or knives can pierce his skin ) Miles is still rather tough as he was able to endure getting slammed into a tree punches from Doc Ock mechanical arms getting slammed into a wall struck by scorpion and dropped from a tall building with no pain whatsoever despite the turbulence of such a height arguabl Miles greatest endurance feat is surviving multiple blows from Kingpin.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Skilled Combatant: Despite not having any training in combat, Miles' spider-sense and reflexes make him a capable melee fighter. He was able to fight Doctor Octopus with the help of Peter and Gwen, and engage Kingpin in a brutal one-on-one battle, although he was overpowered by Fisk's sheer strength and large size.
- Skilled Artist: Miles is a highly skilled graffiti artist, being able to utilize his talents to create his own art and even make his own Spider-Man suit.
- Gifted Intellect: Despite being accepted into Brooklyn Vision Academy via Lottery Scholarship, Miles is a highly gifted individual. This was noted by his teacher, who stated after Miles failed his entrance exam on purpose, that Miles had to know all the answers if he could get every question wrong. She also gave him a passing grade, while stating he was too smart for the class to lose. He was also able to deduce that Peter B. Parker was from another dimension.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Web-Shooters: Created by Aunt May, Miles was given web-shooters by her in his journey to become a Spider-Man of his own.
- Spider-Man/Kid Arachnid Suit: Created by himself, Miles wears a red and black suit that was previous worn by Peter Parker until Miles spray painted over it using his graffiti talents.