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Why did Peter Parker work as a poor photographer given that he was a top science student who could earn much more in Silicon Valley?

Furthermore, he could easily earn big bucks with his super-powers as Spiderman. How did he end up as a poor photographer? Peter Parker tried earning money as Spider-Man. While being rooked out of ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Spider man has spidey-sense peter-tingle. There are also dramatic reasons why this would happen, but the best dramatic reasons are hung on the fabric of in-universe fiction.
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How was Spider-Man persuaded to join the side he did?

Because Tony Stark persuaded him. And not just with the promise of a new suit. There are two things that Tony does to convince Peter to come help. The first surrounds Peter's version of "With great ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Admittedly, I don't have any hard evidence for this, but I suspect this was an artistic decision on the writer/director's part. And I think it was done purely for the benefit of Tony. Tony's story ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Out of Universe From a meta/out-of-universe perspective, Tom Holland actually improvised his death scene. According to Screen Rant, based on a Redditor who had Joe Russo do a Q&A at their ...
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How was Spider-Man persuaded to join the side he did?

First thing first: Spider-man is not taking this fight seriously Please notice how he reacts in the fight: he keeps saying how "cool" are his opponents: [webbing comes down, grabs Cap's shield ...
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Which year does Spider-Man: Homecoming take place in?

tl;dr: The short answer is, if we go by the one single explicit date that appears in the movie, and we take Spider-Man as a stand-alone movie, then it's happening in September of 2017. The long ...
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Has J.J.Jameson ever found out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?

In the comics, Peter once willingly revealed his identity to JJJ. TL; DR. In Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man Issue # 6, Spider-Man agrees for a dinner/interview with J. Jonah Jameson. Long ...
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Why did Peter Parker work as a poor photographer given that he was a top science student who could earn much more in Silicon Valley?

Not everyone is as money oriented as you seem to be. So long as you have enough to live on then why would you want to be a billionaire? Big mansions and shiny cars are all well and good but you just ...
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Spider-man and the wrestling ring

Indeed, this goes all the way back to 1962 and the the first-ever Spider-man story, Amazing Fantasy 15. From comicbookresources.com: Peter decides to test out his newfound powers by taking part in an ...
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Has Black Widow ever been imbued with Spider-Powers?

Black Widow, along with half of Manhattan, receives viral spider powers in the animated series Marvel's Spider Man - Spider Island Part 2. We don't see her use spidey-sense, but she slings web, ...
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Why did Otto Octavius use tentacles mounted on himself instead of remote controlled robots?

In the 2003 comic Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure, Octavious reveals this to nobody in particular (unless you count DaVinci's ghost who isn't there). DaVinci's Vitruvian Man greatly inspired him, ...
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Who is Crocket?

Erm, more likely a reference to James "Sonny" Crockett, the rule-breaking detective of the 1984-1990 Miami Vice duo of Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs. Crockett is depicted as a rogue character, ...
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Why does J.Jonah Jameson hate Spider-Man?

J. Jonah Jameson's hatred of Spider-man is both personal and pathological. Some of it is understandable but over the decades, different writers and editors have either expanded or contracted that ...
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How did Superman and Spider-Man meet if DC and Marvel heroes don't exist in the same universe?

It turns out that this comic does not exist in normal continuity with either universe. Although they look identical to the DC Comics' Earth-One Superman and the Marvel's Earth-616 Spider-Man, they are ...
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How was Spider-Man persuaded to join the side he did?

I agree with Dr R Dizzle's answer that Tony persuaded Peter to his side of the conflict, but I also want to add one very important element: Spidey clearly wasn't expecting a real fight At the very ...
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Has Mary Jane Watson ever deviated from her standard appearance?

Two adaptations portray her without red hair. Supaidāman Hitomi Sakuma is Supaidāman's version of Mary Jane. Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark Mary Jane was portrayed by several actresses in this ...
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Why are there 2 Spider-Men in this picture?

This is not from an issue of any of the comics. It's from an episode of the 1967 cartoon. In the episode Double Identity (S01E19B), an actor turned crook named Charles Cameo is impersonating Spider-...
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Has Mary Jane Watson ever deviated from her standard appearance?

In the Comics By mistake in Daredevil #77 (Source) Mary Jane Watson with blonde hair (and Peter Parker with black hair). And yes, this issue of Daredevil was published BEFORE Gwen Stacy died. ...
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Is there ever any indication in the MCU as to how Spider-Man got his powers?

Peter was bitten by a spider and that’s what gives him his powers but not his web shooting ability. Ned: You got bit by a spider? Can it bite me? Well, it probably would’ve hurt, right? You know what?...
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How did Superman and Spider-Man meet if DC and Marvel heroes don't exist in the same universe?

This comic appears long before either DC or Marvel were regularly dealing with inter-dimensional chicanery on the order of naming different Elseworlds or dimension designations such as Earth-616. ...
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When Spider-man revealed his identity during Civil War, why did Osborn say he "broke the rules"?

The Green Goblin has, for a very long time, known Spider-Man's secret identity. He has been playing a "game" with Peter ever since: Peter knows that Norman could expose him at any point, and could go ...
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Why is Jefferson Davis-Morales working for PDNY (instead of NYPD)?

It's definitely a different universe. To quote the Alternate Universe TV Tropes entry for the movie: The Bland-Name Product(s) are this universe's equivalent to the brands they're clearly references ...
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Why did Peter Parker work as a poor photographer given that he was a top science student who could earn much more in Silicon Valley?

Because Peter Parker's background as a photographer was first established in 1962, a decade before Silicon Valley was even named as such, and subsequent updates and reboots have kept that aspect of ...
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Has Peter Parker ever eaten bugs?

Spiders-Man of Earth-11580 almost certainly has. Spiders-Man. Thousands of spiders that believe they are Peter Parker of Earth-11580.
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Has Black Widow ever been imbued with Spider-Powers?

Kind of. In the Ultimate Marvel universe/line of comics, the original (Natasha Romanova) Black Widow dies, and a couple of other characters take up the name while working for SHIELD. One of the ...
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What's the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin?

From the comics: They are two different villains. Hobgoblin was created because the writers didn't want to bring Green Goblin back to life in any way; so they created a new character that resembled ...
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Does Peter Parker ever cry in the comics, or the animated series?

Yes, Peter Parker is shown (multiple times) crying over the death of Uncle Ben. In fact, the very first time we see his famous line about great power and great responsibility, it's in a scene where ...
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Has Peter Parker ever eaten bugs?

Depending on how much you're willing to look into it, kinda? In The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter catches a fly (0'15 in the clip below), and is seen licking his fingers at 0'30. Might not be actual ...
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How did Doctor Octopus survive even one punch from Spider-Man in Spider-Man 2?

The answer is: He shouldn't have been able to. No human without some degree of superhuman resistance should normally be expected to come away unscratched from a solid punch, or even a glancing one ...
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