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#1 Posted by Dark_Moolahs (22 posts) - - Show Bio

1. did peter just grow new muscles when he was bitten?

2. how does his spider-sense work?

#2 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

1. He never really grew muscles, they explain it that he is strong, yet all of his muscles are condensed, so that's why he doesn't look big.

2. Spider-Man has many abilities but the most amazing of all is his uncanny Spider-Sense. It is a tingling sensation on the back of his skull that acts as a "sixth sense" and it manifests when he is around or targeted by incoming dangers. It's a precognition ability that is pheromone based and is similar to Daredevil's radar sense, increasing his reaction time and awareness. The spider-sense can manifest when Peter's secret identity is about to be compromised. It also manifests when he encounters someone who might pose a threat to him or to someone he cares about. For example, when Peter saw his roommate Michele Gonzales with one of her clients, his spider-sense warned him that the client was actually a thug who was participating in a super-villain gladiatorial contest. While the spider-sense cannot discern the specific nature of the impending threat, he can identify which direction it is coming from and the severity of the danger by the intensity of the spider-sense. Sometimes it becomes strong enough to be painful. When Spider-Man is blinded, the Spider-Sense works as another set of eyes to avoid bumping into objects. When Daken used his pheromones on Spider-Man, Peter closed his eyes and relied only on his spider-sense to defeat his foe because the pheromones corrupted his sight. A similar situation happened when Peter fought the new Vulture who blinded him with acid in the eyes. Spider-Man relied on this ability to survive this fight. Of course his Spider-Sense is a great help when he faces people in the dark. This has been proven in his fight with Iron Fist. The spider-sense can lose its effectiveness when Peter is too distracted, tired or when he chooses to ignore it although its difficult to do so because it is heavily linked to his reflexes. There are also times that his spider-sense cannot be very effective due to the fact that Spidey's lack of skills and proper training, make him unfocused while he is fighting. That affects the way that his spider-sense is being used. Under extreme circumstances, while fighting in the dark or against powerful characters, Spidey tries to use his spectacular spider-sense in a more effective and better way. The Spider-Sense gives him his own free-style of combat, allowing him to go head-to-head with the best martial artists in the Marvel Universe. Also, the Spider-Sense allows Spider-Man to detect certain radio frequencies on which his spider tracers' signals are based upon. During Spider-Man's first encounter with the Chameleon, the villain used a certain radio frequency to send a message to Spider-Man via his spider-sense. The Spider-Sense, combined with his agility and reflexes allows Spider-Man to dodge just about any attack, even speeding bullets. Due to the similar nature of their powers, Spider-Man is unable to sense other "Spyders", such as Ben Reilly, Ezekiel, and Kaine. During the Big Time story, Spider-Man used a device to block Alistair Smythe's minions' enhanced senses but also disabled his own Spider-Sense. After the events of Spider-Island, Peter regained this ability.(copied from the Spiderman page on this webiste)

#3 Posted by Strider92 (16284 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dark_Moolahs: Pete didn't actually grow new muscles.His existing muscles became more pronounced (hence the transformation from a normal guy into a muscular/athletic type) and they became more condensed allowing him to lift many times his own weight without making him cumbersome.

What Superguy said (^up there^) pretty much summed up Pete's Spider-sense.

#4 Posted by Dark_Moolahs (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks guys!

#5 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superguy0009e said:

1. He never really grew muscles, they explain it that he is strong, yet all of his muscles are condensed, so that's why he doesn't look big.

2. Spider-Man has many abilities but the most amazing of all is his uncanny Spider-Sense. It is a tingling sensation on the back of his skull that acts as a "sixth sense" and it manifests when he is around or targeted by incoming dangers. It's a precognition ability that is pheromone based and is similar to Daredevil's radar sense, increasing his reaction time and awareness. The spider-sense can manifest when Peter's secret identity is about to be compromised. It also manifests when he encounters someone who might pose a threat to him or to someone he cares about. For example, when Peter saw his roommate Michele Gonzales with one of her clients, his spider-sense warned him that the client was actually a thug who was participating in a super-villain gladiatorial contest. While the spider-sense cannot discern the specific nature of the impending threat, he can identify which direction it is coming from and the severity of the danger by the intensity of the spider-sense. Sometimes it becomes strong enough to be painful. When Spider-Man is blinded, the Spider-Sense works as another set of eyes to avoid bumping into objects. When Daken used his pheromones on Spider-Man, Peter closed his eyes and relied only on his spider-sense to defeat his foe because the pheromones corrupted his sight. A similar situation happened when Peter fought the new Vulture who blinded him with acid in the eyes. Spider-Man relied on this ability to survive this fight. Of course his Spider-Sense is a great help when he faces people in the dark. This has been proven in his fight with Iron Fist. The spider-sense can lose its effectiveness when Peter is too distracted, tired or when he chooses to ignore it although its difficult to do so because it is heavily linked to his reflexes. There are also times that his spider-sense cannot be very effective due to the fact that Spidey's lack of skills and proper training, make him unfocused while he is fighting. That affects the way that his spider-sense is being used. Under extreme circumstances, while fighting in the dark or against powerful characters, Spidey tries to use his spectacular spider-sense in a more effective and better way. The Spider-Sense gives him his own free-style of combat, allowing him to go head-to-head with the best martial artists in the Marvel Universe. Also, the Spider-Sense allows Spider-Man to detect certain radio frequencies on which his spider tracers' signals are based upon. During Spider-Man's first encounter with the Chameleon, the villain used a certain radio frequency to send a message to Spider-Man via his spider-sense. The Spider-Sense, combined with his agility and reflexes allows Spider-Man to dodge just about any attack, even speeding bullets. Due to the similar nature of their powers, Spider-Man is unable to sense other "Spyders", such as Ben Reilly, Ezekiel, and Kaine. During the Big Time story, Spider-Man used a device to block Alistair Smythe's minions' enhanced senses but also disabled his own Spider-Sense. After the events of Spider-Island, Peter regained this ability.(copied from the Spiderman page on this webiste)

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