Why didn't Kaine deteriorate?

#1 Posted by danhimself (21257 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if anyone else has wondered this but a thought struck me the other day.  Why didn't Kaine's body deteriorate immediately after his death?  We know that Kaine was a flawed clone of Peter Parker and that his cells were slowly breaking down due to the flaw in the cloning process.  However Ben Reilly was a perfect clone of Peter Parker with no such flaws.  But when Ben Reilly died he immediately deteriorated into dust.  So what was that caused Kaine's body to stay together and caused Ben's to break down?  Is this evidence that perhaps Ben's body was switched out and may still be alive?

 Ben Reilly's death

 Kaine's Death
#2 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself: I'm guessing the same force that turned him into Tarantula stopped him from disintegrating.
#3 Posted by danhimself (21257 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt:  that's probably it...still upsets me that Kaine lives and Ben is dead
#4 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself: I don't really want either of them to be alive. I hate the Clone saga lol
#5 Posted by danhimself (21257 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: you and your filthy mouth....the Clone Saga was where I started reading Spider-man and mainstream comic books...it holds a special place in my heart
#6 Posted by -Eclipse- (7650 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe it's just cause I've never read the clone saga, but I don't see the appeal of Ben Reilly. If he's a perfect clone of Peter, that means he's basically exactly the same character. So where's the appeal? 
Personally I prefer Kaine, because he's not a perfect clone and so, he's not the same character as Peter

#7 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself: Heh-heh, sorry. I like Peter and only Peter being Spider-Man, I'm fiercely defensive of Pete :P.
#8 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to suggest that it's because he was "imperfect".

#9 Posted by MTHarman (824 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine was a different clone from Ben Reilly because unlike Ben Reilly his physique and powers increased and it would possibly mean that he was made much more differently, but thats my theory from what ive read on the bio's and there could be more interesting theories to this gap that could be used for a storyline.
#10 Posted by KillerZ (2442 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually there was as issue where Kaine was shown to defeat his cell deterioration by the power of his mind. I guess Ben was just not that strong...or maybe the deterioration was retconned by Mephisto.

#11 Posted by leokearon (1939 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine's costume stops his deterioration    
#12 Posted by TheShame (511 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe Kaine was treated with Raptor's genetic expertise, whilst Ben wasn't.  Otherwise, beats me

#13 Posted by ComicMan24 (147411 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they wanted to close this storyline with no doubt that Peter was the real Spider-man because if Ben hadn't disintegrated, there would always be that doubt. Don't know just a guess.

#14 Posted by venomyak (1532 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that Ben is still alive.

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