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This article pertains to a Pure Good with more than one version who is Pure Good!
You may be looking for his mainstream counterpart, his Amazing Spider-Man script counterpart, his Spectacular Spider-Man counterpart, his Marvel Cinematic Universe counterpart or his Marvel's Spider-Man counterpart.

NOTE: This article is for the film version of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. As the versions of him from the video games and novelizations were not voted Pure Good. Thus, only the film version's info and heroic deeds must be put here

Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied. But let me assure you, this like any story worth telling, is all about a girl. That girl. The girl next door. Mary Jane Watson. The woman I've loved since before I even liked girls. I'd like to tell you that's me next to her. Aw, heck, I'd even take him.
~ Peter Parker at the beginning of the first movie.
Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.
~ Peter Parker's ending narration of the first movie.
Not everyone is meant to make a difference, but for me, the choice to live an ordinary life is no longer an option.
~ Peter Parker to his variants.

Spider-Man (real name Peter Benjamin Parker) is the titular main protagonist of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy, as well as one two overarching protagonists (alongside his Webbverse counterpart) of the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home.

He was a high school student who was bitten by a genetically altered "super" spider while on a school field trip. Endowed with the proportionate powers and abilities of a spider and following his uncle's tragic death, he intended to use his abilities for good; thus, becoming the crime-fighting superhero known to the public, Spider-Man.

He was portrayed by Tobey Maguire.


This section is too long. Visit here for more details: Spider-Man (Spider-Man Films)'s Synopsis on the Heroes Wiki.

What Makes Him Pure Good?

In General

  • Though he initially had corrupting qualities such as his vengeful tendencies and his arrogance, he manages to subvert all of these corrupting qualities by the time of No Way Home, having become much more wise, mature and assisting MCU Peter in his problems and prevented him from going down the same dark and vengeful path he once did.
  • Despite the high admirable standard of the MCU, Peter easily passes it due to his more complicated life, less resources, and not having the help of the Avengers in the Spider-Man Trilogy or Tony Stark's technology to assist him.
  • From Spider-Man 3 to Spider-Man: No Way Home, he has at least been dedicated on his job saving countless lives in New York with little to no rest, likely doing his heroic job for over 20 years, as he was confirmed to be currently age 43 when meeting MCU and Webbverse Spider-Man.

Spider-Man (2002)

  • Had a very nice talk with Norman Osborn in the beginning of the film. Norman himself acknowledges Peter's potential future could be bright.
  • Told Harry that spiders change colors to blend with the environment as a defense mechanism. This led to Harry telling it to Mary Jane, thus starting the relationship between the latter two.
  • While he didn't help the promoter stop Dennis Carradine (who indirectly played a role in Uncle Ben's death), this was because the promoter cheated him out on the wins.
  • While he was shown to be rather rude and argumentative with Ben at first, it was because he was annoyed that he was trying to act like his father. One of the reasons he acted this way is because he was tired of being seen an inferior, weak individual among the crowd, like when he got bullied by Flash Thompson multiple times, and wanted to be bigger than that, though Peter felt great remorse over his behavior and eventually viewed Ben as his father. He even holds Ben's hand as he dies.
  • When he went to stop Dennis Carradine out of revenge, Peter showed to only injure him in self defense as when Peter had his guard down Dennis got smug and tried to kill him. Dennis ultimately brought his death on himself. Peter later admitted to MCU Peter that his death didn't make him feel any better, demonstrating that he lost his vengeful tendencies (Possibly, this is also because actual murderer of his uncle did it accidentally and felt remorse).
  • After his uncle's death, he remembers his words and chooses to use his powers for good and to protect the city.
  • Saved numerous New Yorkers to the point where citizens helped Spider-Man against the Green Goblin due to Spider-Man's reputation. Among them, he stopped people mugging grocers, muggers potentially stealing diamonds, and a mugger holding a gun to a woman.
  • During the Green Goblin's attack at the World Unity Festival, he saves Mary Jane from falling and stops the Green Goblin.
  • He saves Mary Jane from being sexually assaulted by a gang of men.
  • Saves a baby from a burning building. He attempted to save a grandma in the flaming house, only to realize it was Green Goblin.
  • Even though Goblin offered him a choice to join him, saying "Think of what we could accomplish. Think of what we could create", Peter refused to accept his offer and become a villain.
  • With help, he manages to save the lives of both Mary Jane and a trolley full of children from falling to their deaths, all while Goblin was trying to kill him.
  • Spared Goblin's life despite the fact that Goblin was torturing him and threatened to painfully murder Mary Jane.
  • He honors Norman's request not to tell Harry about his identity, and gently carries his body back to Harry's mansion.
  • As Spider-Man, he saves multiple lives and stops many criminals in New York City.

Spider-Man 2

  • Initially refused to take Aunt May's money until she insisted.
  • He does his best to be there for Mary Jane while juggling his life of crime-fighting.
  • When Dr. Octavius' fusion experiment begins to destabilize, he saves Harry from some crashing debris and cuts off the source of power, preventing the miniature-sun from growing any larger or potentially killing any more people.
  • Stopped Doc-Ock from robbing a bank and killing Aunt May.
  • Stopped a crime instead of going to Mary Jane's play.
  • He musters up the courage to reveal the truth to Aunt May about what happened with Uncle Ben and his role in his (Uncle Ben's) death.
  • Even after giving up his identity as Spider-Man and mostly losing his powers, he still chose to run into a burning building to save a little girl, and when he hears that there was someone who didn't make it, he feels incredibly guilty about not being able to save that civilian.
  • After talking to Aunt May and seeing the negative effect his absence was having on the city, he retakes his mantle as Spider-Man.
  • When Mary Jane asks if he loves her, Peter tells her he doesn't, sacrificing his chance at happiness with her in order to fulfill his role as Spider-Man. Then, he saves Mary Jane from being crushed by a car thrown by Doctor Octopus.
  • He saves the passengers from a runaway train from plummeting to their deaths, nearly dying in the process.
  • When the passengers decide to protect Peter when Doctor Octopus prepares to fight them again, he urges the other passengers to stay back so he can fight Doctor Octopus himself.
  • He reveals his secret identity to Doctor Octavius, reminding him of who he once was and convincing him to redeem himself and stop the fusion machine for destroying all of New York.
  • He saves Mary Jane from being crushed by a wall.
  • When the two are alone, he explains to her why they can't be together, since she'd be in danger against any of his future enemies.
  • When Mary Jane chooses to be with Peter and take the risks with him, Peter expresses his sincere gratitude towards her.

Spider-Man 3

  • When fighting with Harry, he attempts to reason with him and settle things peacefully, trying to explain the circumstances behind Norman's death. In addition, when Harry got injured he attempted to resuscitate him and got him to a hospital.
  • He saves Gwen Stacy from falling to her death.
  • Although he kissed Gwen as Spider-Man at a parade in his honor, he only did it as a stage performance for the public and had no intention of cheating on Mary Jane. He even tries to explain this to Mary Jane when she calls him out for reenacting "their kiss" with another girl. However, he does apologizes for it later on.
  • When he previously yelled at Mr. Ditkovich under the Symbiote's influence, he later apologizes to him for his behavior.
  • After accidentally hitting Mary Jane, he begins to see how much the Symbiote has changed him, then goes to a church to remove the Symbiote, freeing himself from it's control.
  • He calls Aunt May shortly after being released from the Symbiote's control, accepting responsibility for his terrible behavior and for hitting Mary Jane, giving back Aunt May's ring and telling her he wasn't ready.
  • When Mary Jane is captured by Venom and Sandman, he goes to Harry to ask him for his assistance, and when he refuses, still attempts to fight both villains by himself.
  • As he's restrained by Venom, he attempts to reason with Eddie and convince him to take off the suit.
  • He rips Eddie away from the Symbiote, then destroys it with one of Harry's bombs.
  • He attempts to save Eddie when he jumps back into the Symbiote, crying out his name in horror and is saddened when Eddie dies along with the Symbiote, despite all Eddie had done.
  • He forgives Sandman for accidentally murdering his Uncle Ben after learning the truth about what drove him to the act, somberly noting that he'd done terrible things as well, and allows Sandman to escape peacefully.
  • The fact he admits to having done terrible things means he responsibly recognizes he was in the wrong instead of putting all the blame on the symbiote's influence.
  • He sits beside Harry as he dies, sincerely apologizing for having fought and hurt him before, tearfully declaring Harry as his best friend.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

  • After being transported to the MCU and realizing that a different version of himself had his identity as Spider-Man exposed to the public, Peter sensed him in distress and set out to find and help him.
  • He and his Amazing Spider-Man counterpart comfort their MCU counterpart over the death of his universe's Aunt May, and tell him about their own mistakes, informing him that revenge is not the right path to follow and the importance of being Spider-Man from their deceased relatives. This convinces his MCU counterpart to not send the multiversal visitors back to their worlds to die.
  • Helps MCU Peter in his plan to cure all the Spider-Man villains instead of killing them.
  • He develops a successful cure for Norman Osborn, stating that he'd been "thinking about it for a long time". This indicates that he felt remorse over Norman's descent into villainy and his death and bears no hatred for his past actions as the Green Goblin.
  • When Amazing Spider-Man remarks that he's lame since the villains he fought aren't as cool as the other two, he assures Amazing Spider-Man that he's amazing and not to devalue himself.
  • He stopped MCU Peter from giving into his anger and killing the Green Goblin, even though it risked him getting stabbed in the back by the Goblin.
  • He and Webbverse Spider-Man hug MCU Peter before he goes to talk to Ned and MJ.


  • Originally, this version of Spider-Man was classified as Near Pure Good, but officially became Pure Good after stripping himself of all of his corrupting factors in No Way Home.
  • He is the second version of Peter to be Pure Good preceded by his comic book counterpart and followed by his Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel's Spider-Man versions.
  • Out of all Pure Good versions of Peter Parker, he is the only one not to go against a Pure Evil Villain.
    • The version of him from the first script of Spider-Man 2 does fight Doctor Octopus who was originally written to be Pure Evil before he was changed to a more sympathetic portrayal.
    • In the novelizations by Peter David, he does fight against a Pure Evil villain in the form of the Green Goblin, although ironically that version of Peter does not count as Pure Good due to retaining his corrupting factors from the trilogy. Coincidentally, this makes Spider-Man Pure Good in the movies but not in the novels, while the Green Goblin is Pure Evil in the novels but not in the movies.
  • It has yet to be decided if his video game counterpart qualifies as Pure Good.
  • This is also the only version of Peter that can shoot organic webs.
  • He, alongside his Marvel Cinematic Universe counterpart are the icons of Other Uses.

External Links


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Peter Parker

Theatrical Films
Spider-Man Trilogy: Peter Parker
The Amazing Spider-Man Films: Gwen Stacy
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Peter Parker
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales | Gwen Stacy

Animated Series
The Spectacular Spider-Man: Peter Parker

Video Games
Marvel's Spider-Man: Peter Parker

Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker

See Also
Marvel Cinematic Universe Pure Goods | Marvel Pure Goods

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The Avengers
Black Panther | Captain America | Falcon | Spider-Man | Vision

Sersi | Spider-Man (Raimiverse) | Star-Lord (T'Challa)

See Also
Marvel Pure Goods | Spider-Man Pure Goods

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