Rated as a mental power, Peter Parker's Spider-Sense rates as a 3 or 4 out of 7, depending on the card series.
There have been discrepancies in explanations of how it works exactly, with someone claiming it's everything from:
- a simple highly-developed synaptic function that makes him react with inhuman speed ("verging on precognition " as the first movie said),
- an extension of infrared-spectrum based awareness, to low level clairvoyance,
- a type of "personal energy field" which can detect minute changes and interpret them via his enhanced sensitivity,
- a type of omni-present awareness of his surroundings, to vastly enhanced mechanosensor which... well, let the video explain it here:
Honestly, there's no one canonical explanation for the Spider-Sense, but all basically function the same way: as a personal precognitive "early warning system" which informs his movements, reactions and engages him with his immediate environment. Its core purposes have always been:
- awareness based, as in feeding him a steady stream of information on his surroundings, and
- defensive, as in letting him know when danger most specific to him may be present, even if he can't see its source.
However, like any other mental power, wouldn't it be fair to say there may be some unexplored offensive capability to it, as well?
I don't mean it causing Peter to react to the danger and launch an attack, I mean literally if the sense itself has ever or possibly could be weaponized and used to attack an opponent directly?
If the Spider-Sense itself is perhaps signal-based, then could it not be used as some form of projected, focused mental attack?
The closest example I was able to find of this was in the 1980s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon, However, that was based on the fact that it was 2 people with the same signal of 6th sense essentially "jamming" each other. You can see it here:
I was wondering if there were any examples in comic of this being used on normal humans or of Peter's powers growing of their own accord and thus developing that way.
I know Kane had painful premonitions which stemmed from his more developed Spider-Sense, but that's about it.