Gwendolyn Stacy
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Alias(es) Gwen Stacy
Spider-Woman
Spider-Gwen
Appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Status Alive
Actor Hailee Steinfeld
"Alright, people. Let’s start at the beginning one last time. My name is Gwen Stacy. I was bitten by a radioactive spider. And for the last two years, I've been the one and only Spider-Woman. You guys know the rest. I joined a band. Saved my dad. I couldn’t save my best friend, Peter Parker. So now I save everyone else. And I don’t do friends anymore. Just to avoid any distractions."
―Spider-Woman[src]

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Stacy is the teenage superheroine known as Spider-Woman. She is a friend of Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man; albeit being a far younger counterpart to him who became the Lizard.

Biography

Early Life

In Gwen's universe Earth-65, according to her backstory, she was bitten by a radioactive spider and spent two years operating as Spider-Woman. At some point, she joined a band as a drummer, she then used her powers to save her father, who is a police officer, but she couldn't save her best friend, Peter Parker, who was the Lizard in her universe and died of his chemical exposure.

Gwen then stopped making friends to avoid any distractions and started saving everyone else.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Gwen was sucked into the portal that leads to a different dimension and somehow traveled back to one week earlier before the super collider exploded. She ended up in New York but it was not the New York that she knew and she saw a report of this world's Spider-Man's death.

Later on, her spider-sense had told her to go to Brooklyn Visions Academy where she met Miles Morales. In physics class, Miles sat down next to Gwen. Later, in the hallway, Miles bumped into Gwen, though beforehand you can see Gwen looking behind her, backing into Miles on purpose. She asked him why he was so sweaty, he awkwardly explained that it was puberty, but doesn't know why he said that. He introduced himself and Gwen told him her name was Gwanda. Miles was confused because he has never heard of that name before. Gwen then tells him in the middle of the shoulder touch that her name was Wanda no G, because that was crazy. Miles did the shoulder touch as his uncle taught him to try to charm her. Gwen tells Miles to relax, like Peter B. Parker tells him later on. After letting go of her shoulder, Miles got his hand stuck on the side of Gwen's hair. Later, at the doctor's office, the side of Gwen's hair is shaved off. Outside, she is irritated about her hair until she sees Miles walking on a wall, which confirmed her suspicions.

Later at Alchemax, Miles and Peter were stealing information to stop the collider while escaping from Olivia Octavius, who was Doctor Octopus in Miles' universe. Miles bumped into Gwen who was disguised but she decided to follow. Gwen saved Peter B. and Miles from falling and took on Doc Ock and stole the desktop computer. When she removed her mask, Miles recognized her from Brooklyn Visions and Gwen properly introduced herself. The trio escaped from Alchemax's grad students security. They got on a bus and Miles consoled Gwen on the loss of her best friend. He offered to be her friend if she was ready to start making friends again, something she kept in mind.

In Peter Parker's house in Queens, they met May Parker, who was shocked to see Peter but knew that he was from a different dimension. Aunt May led the trio to the spider-den where the original Peter had kept all of his Spidey suits as well as the photographs of the criminals that he had been pursuing as Spider-Man. After Miles brought up their small numbers, May introduces them to the other spider people from different dimensions; Peni Parker, Spider-Ham, and Spider-Man Noir. The group discussed which one of them should stay behind to stop the collider, Miles volunteered when the others start glitching. They tested him to see if he had what it takes to be a hero, but Miles was inexperienced. They discuss how they don't think Miles was ready, unaware that Miles, invisible, eavesdropped on the whole conversation and left to stop the collider regardless of what they thought. Gwen sadly noticed him leave.

After Peni completed the new override key, Gwen asked the others if they had heard from Miles, and Peter stuck up form before they were interrupted when a frantic Miles returned to inform them that his uncle, Aaron Davis, was the Prowler and working for Wilson Fisk while trying to kill Miles. Gwen was shocked to hear this and along with Peni was annoyed by Spider-Man Noir chalking it up to Mile's origin story. After Peter B. calms Miles, Gwen asked Miles if he was followed and he claimed he didn't think he had been. The heroes' spider-senses activated and they were confronted by the villains. Gwen fought the Scorpion.

Later, the heroes visited Miles' dorm room at Brooklyn Visions, where Miles was devastated over the loss of his uncle. The heroes tried to comfort him, telling him that they had all lost loved ones, with Gwen bringing up her lost best friend but Miles blames himself for what happened to Aaron.

Later, Miles' roommate, Ganke Lee, entered the dorm and the heroes were all hanging on the ceiling trying to avoid him while he was reading comics, Ganke passed out when Spider-Ham asked the heroes about animals talking in Miles' dimension. The heroes made the decision to stop the collider without Miles, due to his inexperience with his abilities. They arrived at Fisk's mansion, where Fisk claimed that he and the original Spider-Man were 'very close', but Gwen doesn't believe it and called him a pig to which Spider-Ham took offense. Spider-Man Noir pointed out how the waiters were dressed. They then enter the mansion wearing bow ties and web up two security guards on the way. The heroes entered the collider and Peter volunteered to insert the override key, but they are forced to fight the villains, who anticipated their arrival. Despite being outnumbered and glitching out, Miles, in his new suit, arrived to help the heroes.

Gwen was nearly bested by Doc Ock and fell into the portal, but was saved by Miles. She complimented him on his new suit. Gwen, Miles, and Peter teamed up to fight Doc Ock, but when Doc Ock recovered and advanced on them, she was hit by an interdimensional semi-truck. Miles volunteered to insert the override key, and Gwen and Peter watched him swinging perfectly. Miles opened the portal and the heroes bid farewell before returning to their own universes.

Before leaving, Miles asked Gwen if he got to like her hair-cut now, but she teases him by saying that she's fifteen months older than him, like in physics class, Miles quotes what Albert Einstein said about time being relative. He asked her if she wanted to be friends with him and she graciously told him that they are now friends. Gwen said goodbye to Miles and jumped through the portal to return to her universe.

Two days later with Miles Morales being the Spiderman of Earth's 1610 New York Gwen later appears at the portal in front of Miles and asked him if he got a minute. 

Character traits

Gwen Stacy is a calm, composed, and a confident young girl who shows no fear in fighting against super villains like Doc Octavius who is capable of handling at least a couple of the spider gang. Gwen was shown to be matured than most of the spider gang with her being more composed than Peter Parker when he saw MJ on Earth's 1610 which Peter resulting in apologizing to MJ even though Gwen said it's not his MJ. In her teenage years, Gwen joined a band which was explained in her backstory. She is also a trained dancer as shown in the film which she wore ballet shoes with her fighting style being graceful like a ballet dancer.

She had a best friend named Peter Parker but later died due to her killing him when he Peter transformed into a lizard. Later, she decided to avoid friends and save everyone else. She then enrolls in a private school after being transported to another universe because of the collider incident orchestrated by Kingpin and later encounters Miles Morales where he does the Einstein joke which results to Gwen laughing and liking his lame joke that she thinks it's smart, the two instantly took a liking to each other. After Miles gains spider-powers and is taken under the wing of Spider-Man, Gwen reveals that she also has spider-powers which in turn Miles ripping half of Gwen's hair much to her dismay. Gwen walked out of the school irritated and saw Miles walking sideways at the building which confirmed her suspicions that his like her.

The two met again on the Alchemax with Gwen rejecting Mile's compliment about her hair. The two reconciled in the bus with Miles asking if she is ready to do friends again his free which she kept in mind. Throughout the film, the two have bonded as friends with Gwen taking a selfie together after the incident at the Alchemax. In the finals parts of the film, Miles asked Gwen if he gets to like the hairdo now which in turn her teasing him by saying that her being 15 months older is significant as a joke for a callback, Miles later callbacks the Einstein joke. They later concur as friends with Miles rubbing Gwen's hand with affection in which Gwen reciprocates. Two days later with Miles Morales being the Spider-Man of Earth's 1610 New York Gwen later appears at the portal in front of Miles and asked him if he got a minute. While Gwen seems to have shown throughout the film that she feels the same way as Miles did, her feelings for Miles still remained ambiguous. Nonetheless, she shows care for Miles as she asked the Spider-Gang if anyone heard of him which shows her concern for him that he might be in a really bad spot.

Relationships

Appearances/Voice Actors

  • Canon (1 film)

Behind the scenes

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Trivia

  • Before Gwen got sucked through the portal, it appeared she was facing Doc Ock.

Gallery

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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