The life of a hero, no matter the age, is hard physically and emotionally. It takes the resolve of an entire army for one man to be a hero, but what of a superhero? What does it take for one person in a mask to be a hero? Is it the powers? The mask itself? The Bonds of Justice and Duty? A hero is often glorified beyond themselves to something of a glinting legend like the old tales of Knights and Dragons, but the real story, the autobiography of a real hero, would cause nightmares to the adoring fans who idolize them. Superhero, a meaningless word to the person who bears it as a title. To them, what they do is a thankless service, conquering nightmarish evil for people who either hate or fear them. The newspapers slander their heroic alteregos, the citizens they save offer no gratitude, instead they are rendered as legends of vigilantism or misinterpreted to be criminals themselves or idiots who spend too much time in the comic book store. But what of the actual superhero, out of everything they face on a daily basis, why do they continue? Do they truly just enjoy the thrill of Life Threatening Danger or are they commited to their vocation of saving ungrateful people for another reason? Peter Parker, a joke of a boy, an orphan living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May and attending highschool in New York City, New York. He’s gifted with great intelligence, however he’s a rather unremarkable boy in every other regard, a scrawny fifteen year old outcast. Bullied and humiliated by the popular kids, and hopelessly infatuated with the prettiest girl in school, Gwen Stacy. Fate seemed content with having him stay the way he’s always been, until now...... Character Sheet: Name: Peter Parker Age: 15 (nearing his 16th birthday) Gender: Male Race: Meta-human Personality: An awkward, insecure boy. Kind and sweet but ridiculed by Flash Thompson and his friends because they feel superiority to him, being more attractive, bigger, stronger, wealthier. He’s used by the pretty girls for his brains, led on by them so he’ll do their homework or let them cheat off his tests. Shunned by others as a weirdo or a nerd, but even still, he has his one Best Friend, Harry Osborn, Son of Oscorp President and CEO, Norman Osborn. He’s a good young man who does what he can to help those he cares about. Peter is Everything you’d expect from a nerdy guy, and everything you wouldn’t expect him to be. History: With his parents killed at a young age, He lives in Queens, New York City with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. He’s always been gifted intellectually, having a knack for chemistry and applied mechanics, and because of his interests has been looked at as the weird nerd kid. Skills: Applied Mechanics and Chemistry prowess, though rather Intelligent in many categories Super Powers: Precognitive Sensory (Spidey-Sense for True Believers) Super Strength, Super Agility, Advanced Healing Factor, wrist based spinnerettes (Web shooters at first) Acrobatic Prowess and the ability to adhere to walls and cielings. Equipment: Wrist Mounted Webbing Launchers (Over time his body will mutate to have Organic Webbing of his own) Precognitive Sensory Frequency Ping Device (Spider Tracker, he develops it to bounce a signal on the same a frequency as his Spider Sense. Appearance: As Spider-Man Sign Up Information: Aunt May: An ederly Woman who takes care of Peter with her husband Uncle Ben, an old fashioned Lady who believes in being proper and civil Uncle Ben: (This Part is temporary as He dies) The wise uncle of Peter and Husband of May Parker, a real Grampa figure to Peter Harry Osborn/Hobgoblin: Peter’s Best friend, ambitious and driven to one day run his father’s Company. As Hobgoblin: A Psychotic Murderous superhuman hellbent on making Spiderman Pay for the death of Norman Norman Osborn/Green Goblin: A Laidback though at the same time stressed out and somewhat struggling Business Mogul, sees Peter as somewhat of a second son and treats him as such, laying opportunities down for Peter to help him be successful in his future. As Green Goblin: A vengeful super human murderer who views humanity as a slight who’ll never treat people of power as anything but freaks, quick Manipulative, and insane, he’ll go to any length to make his point accepted. Gwen Stacy: Up to you how you make her, Peter’s first love, (Gwen Stacy Dies at the hands of the Green Goblin) Mary Jane Watson: Peter’s Second love, also up to the player. (Is introduced as a new student some time after Gwen Stacy's death) J. Jonah Jameson: Callous and Cynical, despises Spider-man, but has a deep sense of duty and thus will run any story of truth, no matter if it benefits or detriments himself. Herman Shultz/ Shocker: a highschool dropout with a knack for inventing and engineering. Turned to crime instead of putting his talents towards legitimate means of making ends meet Kraven/ Sergei Kravinoff: A psychotic Superhuman Big Game Hunter who hunts Spider Man to prove that he is indeed the top of the top the best of the best. Venom/ Eddie Brock: An Alien Symbiotic Lifeform that bonds to human bodies (WILL BOND TO SPIDERMAN FOR A TIME then Venom will return later on using Eddie Brock’s Body) Dr. Otto Gunther Octavius/ Doctor Octopus: A Mad scientist that is obsessed with Proving his own Genius and Destroying Spider-man, Messy bowlcut, stocky and decked out in big shades also equipped with four cybnertically bonded robotic clawed tentacles. Miscellaneous: Character Sheet Skeleton Name Age Gender: Race: If applicable Personality: History: Skills: Super Powers: Equipment: If Applicable I know it’s a Spider-man fan Fiction, however, this is going to be different, as I want to see Spider-man’s life through a filter of Horror and Misery, a Dark Gritty and Realistic telling of the Spider-man I grew up with as a child. That means that these Super villains don’t all show up at once, in fact, no. I want their appearances and their subsequent struggles with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man to be spread out, to show just how arduous and harrowing his life as both Peter Parker and Spider-man is. Humor is welcome, sometimes you gotta "Turn off the Dark" (seewhatididthere?) I ALSO VERY MUCH WELCOME OTHER MARVEL SUPER HEROES TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE OR EVEN HELP SPIDER-MAN!!!!