Is Spider-Man a legacy hero?

#1 Posted by spiderwebspidersling (11 posts) - - Show Bio

This has always bugged me. There have been so many people to take up the guise of Spider-Man other than Peter Parker but there are all from other realities. Like Miguel O'Hara, Spider-Man of the year 2099 (Earth 928) or Max Borne, Spider-Man of the year 2211 (Earth 9500). Even Miles Morales as the new Spidey from the Ultimate universe (Earth 1610). You could even argue Mayday Parker is carring the legacy of her father as Spider-Girl and who know's, maybe even Benjy Parker will become Spider-Man one day (Earth 982). So does all of this count Spidey as a legacy hero of not because they are from different realities?

#2 Posted by nickzambuto (12985 posts) - - Show Bio

Even in the regular 616 universe, Spider-Man has a legacy unlike any other hero. My answer is a definate yes, the legacy of Peter Parker cannot be denied.

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#3 Posted by JonSmith (3990 posts) - - Show Bio

Heroes come and go. A symbol is forever. And while he may not save the Earth or the world as often as other heroes, Peter still has given rise to a symbol that inspires hope. That symbol has been polluted, mocked, and insulted time and time again, yet it still inspires hope in the Marvel Universe. And if it inspires hope, then there will always be someone to use that symbol to inspire others. Yes, Spider-Man is a legacy hero. Not because other heroes imitate him, or take his name. He is a legacy because those who aren't heroes, those who pray to be saved when the walls come crashing down, believe those prayers answered when they say that symbol. And it's the stories of those people that will live on in history. It's their stories that will form his legacy.

So... yes. Yes he is.

#4 Posted by Strider92 (16136 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

Even in the regular 616 universe, Spider-Man has a legacy unlike any other hero. My answer is a definate yes, the legacy of Peter Parker cannot be denied.

Yep this!

#5 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

Heroes come and go. A symbol is forever. And while he may not save the Earth or the world as often as other heroes, Peter still has given rise to a symbol that inspires hope. That symbol has been polluted, mocked, and insulted time and time again, yet it still inspires hope in the Marvel Universe. And if it inspires hope, then there will always be someone to use that symbol to inspire others. Yes, Spider-Man is a legacy hero. Not because other heroes imitate him, or take his name. He is a legacy because those who aren't heroes, those who pray to be saved when the walls come crashing down, believe those prayers answered when they say that symbol. And it's the stories of those people that will live on in history. It's their stories that will form his legacy.

So... yes. Yes he is.

I couldn't have said it better myself. Peter is a great character, but in the Marvel Universe(s), Spider-Man will live long past Peter's tenure. He's created a symbol of hope that's everlasting.

#6 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Would add mattie franklin to that list, and even the new kid alpha.

#7 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12572 posts) - - Show Bio

Technically yes. Not because of the alternate universe characters though.

#8 Edited by CrimsonCake (2669 posts) - - Show Bio

I never saw him that way but now that you have mentioned it.

#9 Posted by SpideyPresence (1906 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

Even in the regular 616 universe, Spider-Man has a legacy unlike any other hero. My answer is a definate yes, the legacy of Peter Parker cannot be denied.

This.

#10 Posted by Sophisticated_Ignorance (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely,when you have other super heros saying one of your catchphrases " With Great Power..." you know you're never going to be forgotten lol.

#11 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

isn't a legacy character a hero or villain whose mantle passes down to a "next generation"?

From what i recall, Peter Parker has never given his name or his suit to anyone else to continue the legacy... they always either stole it, or it was given to them by someone else

so no... Spider-Man is not a legacy character

#12 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hunter114: He did let Ben Riley take over as spider-man before norman came back.

#13 Posted by kasino (1557 posts) - - Show Bio

legacy...no

legendary...yes

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