How powerful IS Spider-man really?

#1 Posted by JonSmith (3995 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't mean in terms of pure physical strength, speed, or agility. I mean when the chips are down, when push comes to shove and Peter is just all out of ****'s to give, how powerful could he really be? If he stopped joking around, got deadly serious, what would he really be capable of?

#2 Posted by JonSmith (3995 posts) - - Show Bio

Sigh. Bump.

#3 Posted by Bluefox170 (382 posts) - - Show Bio

Utilizing his intellect and his abilities, If he truly tried I bet he could takeover a city. Anything more would probably be a stretch. Not to say that he would try to do that, but just to make a point.

#4 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

10 toner.

Can dodge a bullet at point blank rage.

climb-walls and minor healing

Really smart.

pretty much it.

#5 Posted by PunyParker (9371 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700 said:

10 toner.

Can dodge a bullet at point blank rage.

climb-walls and minor healing

Really smart.

pretty much it.

What he said....!

#6 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

For your answer, read Back In Black and Grim Hunt. In both arcs he kicked some serious ass against opponents he would usually have a lot of trouble under usual conditions.

Also, i can't remember exactly, if it was in the Gathering of the Five arc or another one related to it( it's been some time since i've read it ), Spider-man has shown incredible strength by supporting a part of the daily bugle even though he was highly injured. It's these kind of occasions where he push himself over his limits.

Of course there are more occasions, but i've mentioned some of my faves.

But to be more clear, a deadly spider-man, would be probably the most or at least one of the most powerful street levelers. Especially considering how much better he became after his training with Shang! :)

#7 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4164 posts) - - Show Bio

Really.. he's not that strong at all. After all he's just a drawing on a piece of paper.

#8 Edited by Enosisik (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

 It never fails...... He's a team buster and could take over some small cities but he could be easily stopped by normal human military weapons unlike most high end villains. I guess I'd put him around the same level as Omega Red although Spidy is the more powerful of these two I feel the next step up from this is just a bit to high. I just don't see Parker as being the same kind of genius that Dr.Doom is or else that would be my answer. ... Edit I'll just say he's somewhere between these two. At the high end he's Doom at the low end he's Omega.

#9 Posted by Skyfire (725 posts) - - Show Bio

He could trash a few streets. Could probably wreck a building.

#10 Edited by SpidermanWins (3982 posts) - - Show Bio

He's probably capable of wrecking a city, or completely taking over it maybe even trapping the citizens too like bane did with Gotham in TDKR but by himself (long duration, superstrong webbing barrier?), if he had prep and wanted to.

#11 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

If Spidey trained with gurus and martial artists, he could expand his Spidey sense and skills overall.

#12 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective: He already has! :)

#13 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

no I mean What If Spider vs Wolverine spider-sense and skills.

#14 Posted by The Stegman (23742 posts) - - Show Bio

He would just start wreckin' people.

#15 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a WHAT IF? where it was shown that if Pete spent more time training his spider-sense, he'd be far more effective. To the point of being insanely terrifying.

#16 Posted by Enosisik (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

 that's giving him a boost though. If we just take him as is and turn him evil he'd be a problem for most teams but he would still be far from unstoppable . He's not Magneto,Apocolyps,Thanos but he's above average.

#17 Edited by JonSmith (3995 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: Mind telling me what that What if was called? I'd like to read it.

Edit: Nevermind. Found it. I'm impressed.

#18 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

There was a WHAT IF? where it was shown that if Pete spent more time training his spider-sense, he'd be far more effective. To the point of being insanely terrifying.

Indeed, his spider sense was so fine tuned that it became an advanced Pre-cog.

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#19 Posted by Saren (25552 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

when the chips are down, when push comes to shove and Peter is just all out of ****'s to give, how powerful could he really be? If he stopped joking around, got deadly serious, what would he really be capable of?

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#20 Posted by Luster77 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

spiderman is a beast!!! if he was written to use his powers and intellect to the fullest, he'd give any character a good run for their money, not that he doesn't already. i'd bet my money he could challenge mr. fantastic and iron man, respectively. he probably could take the black panther and beast. utilizing his spidersense and intergrating it with his intellect along with his impressive strength, spiderman can become a powerful threat, street level or global.

#21 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

no I mean What If Spider vs Wolverine spider-sense and skills.

That story was great. Spidey was truly a beast there, but it would be stupid to make him so powerful in the canon series. That was just a what if, but in the actual series, it wouldn't make it any interesting to be so powerful. But he still is amazing even with they way his skills work now.

:)

#22 Posted by No_Trolling (653 posts) - - Show Bio

@Luster77 said:

spiderman is a beast!!! if he was written to use his powers and intellect to the fullest, he'd give any character a good run for their money, not that he doesn't already. i'd bet my money he could challenge mr. fantastic and iron man, respectively. he probably could take the black panther and beast. utilizing his spidersense and intergrating it with his intellect along with his impressive strength, spiderman can become a powerful threat, street level or global.

Spidey could already take Beast. Also without the vibranium suit he could take Black Panther too. Agree with you on the rest though.

#23 Posted by SpideyFan113 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith: I'd like to give that a serious read. Name?

#24 Posted by JonSmith (3995 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpideyFan113: What if Spider-Man vs Wolverine Vol 1. That would seem to imply there were OTHER volumes, or other issues, but I haven't looked for them.

#25 Posted by Just_J79 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait did spidey get his spider sense back? I always thought he was underrated because of him being too much of a good guy. But remembering some of my old comics form years ago, he was pretty vicious when he cut loose

#26 Posted by jonrobz96 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he strong? Listen bud, he's got radioactive blood.

#27 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8768 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man written properly has never been street level. Anything higher then Deathstroke without PIS or Heart-Shaped Herb BP is not street level.

#28 Posted by karetaker (1565 posts) - - Show Bio

saying spider man could be a global threat seems like a stretch to me

#29 Edited by CrimsonCake (2673 posts) - - Show Bio

@karetaker said:

saying spider man could be a global threat seems like a stretch to me

I think he could be a threat to a populated area atleast,

#30 Posted by karetaker (1565 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake: i can go with that

#31 Posted by SpideyFan113 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

When Spider-man gets super serious, he's one of the most powerful in Marvel. He's beaten Rhino (an 80 tonner) with just three punches (I assume it was 3 anyway) when he was mourning Cap's death back in Civil War, he kept the entire DB building from going down by replacing a balance beam, he's broken out of 4 of Doc Ock's carbonadium tentacles wrapped around him in Ends of the Earth when the world was about to end (and I also recall him ripping them apart when they were titanium), he's demolished an entire building within minutes that would've taken a normal construction crew six hours to demolish, and he's even demolished two sentinels all by himself in two panels. His base strength may be only 10 tons, but his "shit hits the fan" strength multiplies that immensely. <---- That right there should be proof enough most of the things people say about Spidey feats in comics being full of PIS is bulls**t. Lol :P

#32 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

he would be deadly, unpredictable and very formidable superhero. just like he is when he has the symbiote on him.

#33 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpideyFan113: The fight with Rhino you are talking about, occurred at the period when spidey had the other powers, that means his strength was even greater than it usually was. So the 3 punches thing, doesn't sound as impressive is it would if spidey had his regular strength. But to be fair, spidey has beaten Rhino in a few punches before when he was serious, so your point is still valid.

:)

#34 Posted by sammystorm75 (157 posts) - - Show Bio

If hé was super seriouse hé Will proubobly scare even the Hulk and hé Will Get the black suit and control it and one day defeat the marvel universe cause hé is not a killer

#35 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@sammystorm75 said:

If hé was super seriouse hé Will proubobly scare even the Hulk and hé Will Get the black suit and control it and one day defeat the marvel universe cause hé is not a killer

I hope you are just being sarcastic.

:)

#36 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (5491 posts) - - Show Bio

He's faster then a speeding bullet, (sometimes) more powerful then a Ford Explorer XLT, he can leap mid-sized buildings in a single bound.

#37 Posted by Ms. Omega (4420 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83 said:

He's faster then a speeding bullet, (sometimes) more powerful then a Ford Explorer XLT, he can leap mid-sized buildings in a single bound.

lol

#38 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5491 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ms. Omega said:

@Guardiandevil83 said:

He's faster then a speeding bullet, (sometimes) more powerful then a Ford Explorer XLT, he can leap mid-sized buildings in a single bound.

lol

It's soooo true. lol

#39 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that Spider-Man would be a great villain. at least, for the Avengers.

Mostly because of Spider-Sense. Use it in the right fight, and he'd rock!

#40 Posted by awesomeness12 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I think if peter was as serious like batman serious and trained his spidey sense to over the limit he could maybe he could fight Captain America, iron man, black panther, beast, Luke cage and maybe wolverine. two at a time

#41 Edited by JohnnyMassacre (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700:

You are forgetting the two rather large issues of:

A) A spider-sense (he knows what you're going to do before you do it).

B) Webbing; which can pretty much incapacitate anything and has a million uses; shield, swing, catapult, sticker, etc.

#42 Posted by SheenLantern (6453 posts) - - Show Bio

In the real world he would be the most powerful living thing on the planet

In the comic world he's simply the king of the street levelers.

#43 Edited by wolverine1610 (250 posts) - - Show Bio

Well i mean he did beat Firelord a herald of galactus, although that was mostly due to spider sense, agility and blitzing his opponent, but when spider-man gets serious (usually shown by putting on his spare black costume) he's pretty scary and possibly deadly

#44 Edited by heroesgold (608 posts) - - Show Bio

Well i mean he did beat Firelord a herald of galactus, although that was mostly due to spider sense, agility and blitzing his opponent, but when spider-man gets serious (usually shown by putting on his spare black costume) he's pretty scary and possibly deadly

Well said brother.

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