Kingpin built the collider to bring members of his family back to life. Instead, alternative Spider-People have been sucked out of their respective dimensions.

How come only Spider-People seem to be affected by the collider, among all people and super-heroes populating the Marvel universe?

  • Spider-Verse seems to be a setting where Spider-Man and related characters are the only superbeings, which would at least explain why no other heroes came through.
    – Withad
    Mar 8, 2021 at 10:26
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    I thought it was because either Spider-Man or a spider was in the beam during a test, but I may have imagined that.
    – OrangeDog
    Mar 8, 2021 at 11:41

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As suggested by OrangeDog in the comments the device focuses on alternative versions of Spiderman because he gets his head shoved into the Beam.

Summary cribbed from here.

The portal opens and the Green Goblin, who’s fighting Spider-Man, shoves Spidey’s head through the portal causing an explosion. Spider-Man is severely wounded, and the Green Goblin dies.

As seen in this, very low quality clip.

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