- "...with great power comes great responsibility, right? Oh, come on! Spider-Man?"
- —Connor Hawke to Mia Smoak[src]
"Spider-Man" is a fictional superhero character on Earth-1.
Spider-Man was a prominent superhero whose powers include sticking to surfaces, sometimes using webs. The character had a movie franchise on Earth-1, as Cisco Ramon is a fan of Spider-Man 2, in which Spider-Man fought a madman whose innovations warped his brain.
Spider-Man was known by the iconic phrase, "with great power, comes great responsibility", which continued to be referenced in 2040.
Powers and abilities
- "Okay, so do you want to tell me what's really bothering you?"
- "My Spidey-Sense is just tingling way off the charts."
- —Iris West-Allen and Barry Allen[src]
- Spider physiology: Spider-Man has the genetic abilities of a spider.
- Superhuman strength: Spider-Man is far stronger than an ordinary human, able to easily lift ten times his bodyweight.
- Wallcrawling: When making contact with surfaces, Spider-Man can make himself stick completely to the object without sliding off.
- Web generation: Spider-Man can shoot webs out of his subdermal wrist gland.
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man has an ability called "Spider-Sense" (sometimes also named "Spidey-Sense") that alarms him to incoming immediate dangers.
Behind the scenes
- The version of Spider-Man most frequently referenced is the Tobey Maguire version from Sam Raimi's 2000s franchise:
- Spider-Man can create organic webs, rather than rely on web-shooters.
- In "", Ralph Dibny refers to himself as "your friendly neighborhood superhero" as a reference to 2002's Spider-Man where the titular character referred to himself as "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."
- In "" Cisco Ramon references Spider-Man 2, in which the hero fought Doctor Octopus (who was explicitly mentioned by Ralph in "").