If you think about it...if Ben really die...he can never come back...even if they make another Peter Parker clone. Its not gonna be Ben Reilly, Ben had his own personality. The only thing he had in common with Peter was his appearance. If he where to come back it would probably be a doppelganger.
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I always thought that a piece of the Canrange symbiote still rested in his body and could've reanimated the ashes or goo or whatever. But this clone theory makes enough sense that it could work, but how much time has past since those events in-continuity? Two or three years maybe?
The only reason I could see Norman doing something like this is to brainwash Ben. If he was brought back for the sole purpose to be yet another spider themed villain for Spidey to face then it'd be lame. We've seen it already. Maybe Norman kept him alive to figure out the missing piece in how he was the perfect clone? It sounds better the more I think about it.
Ben could then escape and become the Scarlet Spider once again. But as much as I love the suit I'd want something new. I LOVE the new Ultimate Spidey redesign and wish that was made for Ben, but I'm sure somebody can come up another costume that's just as badass....
The Clones and the Scarlet Spider story line was the reason I stopped reading amazing Spider-Man. It took quite sometime before I wanted to read it again. I never liked the story or Ben's weird Flashdance looking sweater he wears over the spider suit. He looks like he's going to a 1980's gym... all that's missing is the crazy headband, leg warmers, a chair and a handle to pull for the water to splash on him. Whoever brings him back better be one heck of a writer. Especially now, with a whole Island of people with spider powers and a ton of other spider-like characters running around. Is one more knock off spider powered hero really necessary?
I Think they should do that the sandman was in place of Ben. or do something A-la Jason Todd in HUSH! Have Ben come back he had better fashion than Peter. I mean Peter had those horrible costumes in Ricochet, Hornet, Prodigy, and Dusk. They were shitty. I mean Ben had the Scarlet Spider and his version of the Spiderman costume which were bad ass.
I think it be great to have Ben come back. But, if he were to come back though, what would he look like? I mean he could be in chains in an basement somewhere, probably dying of food. Or he could be in suspended animation for all we know. If he is alive, then Norman could be plotting to use him in a grand master plan to kill Spider-man. For all we know, Norman might of kept Ben alive to have him brain washed & make become on of his New Dark Avengers.
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