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"My name is Miles Morales. I was bitten by a radioactive spider, and for, like, two days, I've been the one and only Spider-Man. I never thought I'd be able to do any of this stuff, but I can. Anyone can wear the mask. You can wear the mask. If you didn't know that before, I hope you do now."
―Miles Morales[src]

Miles Morales is a teenager, hailing from Earth-1610, who becomes the second Spider-Man following the death of his predecessor, Peter Parker.

Biography[]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse[]

Miles Morales was a teenager with an affinity for spray-painting graffiti in his home city of Brooklyn, New York, which is protected by the beloved vigilante Spider-Man. Miles won a scholastic contest which enrolled him in Brooklyn Visions Academy, though in spite of this, he was reluctant to leave behind his friends and his old school where he was very popular. His reluctance surrounding his new school occasionally put him at odds with his father. He also tried to fail intentionally but his teacher saw through this and passed him, while giving him an essay on who he wanted to be. After a while, school began to stress Miles out and caused him to visit his paternal uncle Aaron Davis. Aaron led Miles to an abandoned subway terminal, which served as a canvas for Miles to freely graffiti and express himself as a way to release stress. While in the subway, Miles was bitten by a genetically modified spider labeled "42," which he simply smacked and killed.

The following day, Miles underwent a bizarre series of changes, including a growth spurt and the ability to adhere to materials and surfaces. He had an awkward encounter with a girl he was crushing on at his new school who claimed to go by the name "Gwanda" when he accidentally got his fingers stuck to her hair and she was forced to cut the part of her hair off. He found that he can walk on walls and the ceiling. When he returned to his dorm room, he found a comic book owned by his roommate which shows the origin of Spider-Man after he was bitten by an irradiated spider and began to experience similar things to Miles.

Determined to prove to himself that he had not developed the same powers, he revisited the subway terminal where the spider bit him and found that the spider exhibits bizarre traits even after its death. Surprised and confused, Miles was suddenly drawn to a mysterious subterranean lab where the Kingpin was trying to operate a particle collider to open a wormhole to another universe. There to stop him was Spider-Man, who fought off Kingpin's goons, including the Green Goblin, Tombstone and Prowler. In the midst of the fight, Spider-Man rescued Miles, who had fallen into the particle collider. Finding that Miles was like him, Spider-Man offered to train him if he stuck around, but Spider-Man was later badly beaten by the Goblin, who collapsed part of the collider on the two of them, trapping Spider-Man. Miles went to rescue Spider-Man, who told him not to worry because he always got back up. He handed Miles a flash drive which can shut down the particle collider and told him to do that while he distracted the villains. Miles went to leave, but witnessed Kingpin brutally kill Spider-Man out of rage at something he said.

Horrified and in shock at what he saw, Miles accidentally gave himself away and fled with Kingpin sending Prowler after him. Miles narrowly evaded the villain and returned to his home instead of his dorm room, where he spent the night. He overheard a news report detailing the death of Spider-Man, whose real name was revealed to be Peter Parker, a 26-year-old grad student married to Mary Jane Parker.

News of the death of the beloved Spider-Man spread throughout New York, and Miles, ridden with guilt, bought a Spider-Man dress-up costume and attended a speech by Peter's widow Mary Jane, where she stated that everyone was Spider-Man in the end, which Miles took to heart, as he had the potential to carry on Peter's legacy.

Later on, Miles attempted to master his new abilities but failed, damaging the flash drive in the process. He visited the grave of Peter Parker, lamenting he was failing him but was approached by a man wearing web-shooters and a Spider-Man suit. After inadvertently electrocuting the man with a new power, Miles saw the unconscious man looked like Peter Parker before he escaped the nearby cops while dragging the man through the city using his webs until they managed to get to safety in Aaron's apartment which is empty, where Miles tied him up.

Once he regained consciousness, Miles questioned the man who introduced himself as Peter B. Parker and after a few assumptions, Miles correctly guessed he comes from another universe. Miles was excited since he could teach him as his Spider-Man promised he would. However, this Peter was an older, more jaded, overweight and apathetic version of Miles' Spider-Man and refused to train him. Peter did give Miles his "first lesson" of not watching the mouth but the hands and escaped. He exhibited the effect of "glitching", which caused him pain, as a result of being universe-displaced by the particle collider. When Miles revealed that he had a way to destroy the collider with the flash drive, Peter stole the drive from him and left but returned when seeing it was broke and Miles guilted him into training him.

Peter took Miles to the advanced technology and research company Alchemax in order to download information about the particle collider. It was here where Miles discovered his super strength and actively helped after seeing Kingpin arrive and refusing to let another Spider-Man die, which left Peter touched. While sneaking, they were soon found by Dr. Olivia Octavius, whereupon Miles turned invisible, another unique ability of his, and, unable to gain access to Octavius's computer, stole the computer and monitor outright and fled. Octavius captured Peter, revealing herself to be this universe's Doctor Octopus. Peter temporarily battled her off and he escaped into the woods with Miles, where Miles received an impromptu web-swinging lesson using one of Peter's web-shooters.

While Miles struggled to master the art of web-swinging, Peter fended off attackers. Miles eventually got the hang of web-swinging and Peter caught up to him, but their escape was interrupted when Peter experienced another glitch, which Octavius previously explained would continue to happen as long as he was in Miles' universe until he slowly and painfully disintegrated atom by atom. Octavius managed to capture the two of them, but they were quickly rescued by another universe-displaced Spider-Person, who introduced herself as Spider-Woman and revealed herself to be none other than Gwanda, whose real name was Gwen Stacy.

Gwen took Miles and Peter to Aunt May's house, which both Peter and May found difficult as Peter's Aunt May has already passed away and May's nephew of this universe has recently been killed. May led the three Spider-People to the late Peter Parker's secret bunker, where Miles was amazed by the sights. He soon brought up Kingpin's numbers, until his group is introduced to the universe displaced Spider-Man Noir, SP//dr and Spider-Ham. When certain members want to stay behind to get the others home, Miles explained they couldn't and watched the glitch. Miles and Peter volunteered Miles to do the job, since he wouldn't glitch and die because it is in his own universe. The group decided to put an unwilling Miles's spider abilities to the test, but were disappointed when they found that he had mastered almost none of them, including his unique bioelectric and invisibility abilities.

The group assembled without Miles and formulated a plan to engineer a new flash drive to shut down the collider, with Peter B. Parker volunteering to stay behind to shut down the collider once the others had returned home. Miles was upset by this, stating that he belonged in the universe where they are and that he should be the one to send them all home and shut down the collider so Peter wouldn't have to die, but his plan was shot down because he was viewed as an inadequate member of the team, and not yet a competent Spider-Man.

Pressured and alone, a crestfallen Miles left the bunker and visited his Uncle Aaron's apartment, only to find it empty. The window was soon opened by the Prowler, however, causing Miles to hide. Prowler searched the apartment but failed to find his target, as Miles turned invisible out of fear. The Prowler received a phone call from Fisk, whereupon he unmasked and revealed his identity to be Aaron himself, terrifying the invisible Miles, who fled the apartment noisily. This drew Prowler's attention, who gave chase until the pursuit caused a car accident, allowing Miles to get away unaware this was allowed by Prowler who tracked him.

The next day, Miles returned to May's house, where he alerted the other Spiders to Prowler's identity and they were all shocked, save Noir who complimented his origin. Peter B. comforted him while Gwen instantly asked Miles if he had been followed, to which he responded that he didn't know. Unbeknownst to Miles, however, Prowler had assembled several of Kingpin's other goons, including Octavius, Tombstone and Scorpion, and trailed Miles to May's house.

The Spider-Gang and May worked together to battle off the intruders while Miles retrieved the newly created flash drive, after which he fled to the roof. He was intercepted by Prowler, however, who moved to kill him, but not before Miles could unmask himself. Horrified and ashamed to see that he had been hunting his own nephew, Aaron pulled Miles's mask back down and let him go, but was shot by an enraged Fisk. Miles panicked as his uncle bled out and Peter, who witnessed the act, encouraged Miles to escape, which he did.

Miles swiftly transported a mortally wounded Aaron to an alleyway, where Aaron apologized to Miles and encouraged him to keep doing what he knew was right before dying in his nephew's arms. His father Officer Jefferson Davis (who previously spotted him) turned up to the scene and, witnessed the figure dressed as Spider-Man kneeling over Aaron's body, assumed the figure to be his brother's killer. Jefferson tried to force the young man, not knowing his identity, into surrender, but Miles turned invisible and ran away. Jefferson then put out an APB on "the new Spider-Man".

Miles returned to his dorm room at the Visions Academy and was approached by the other five Spiders, who were preparing to launch their attack on the collider. Miles insisted he should be the one to shut down the collider, which Peter refused. Miles protested this, causing Peter to restrain him. Peter told Miles that if he could activate his bioelectric ability or invisibility on command then he would let him go, but Miles proved unable to do either. Peter webbed Miles up and gagged him and the other five Spiders departed for Fisk's building.

While Miles was bound and gagged, his father knocked on the door, wanting to speak to Miles about recent events. Miles was unable to answer, which his father took to mean that Miles was still upset with him. Jefferson apologized for the things he had said and done before and told Miles that Aaron had been killed. When he received no reply, Jefferson simply apologized again and told Miles that he was proud of him before leaving. Inspired, Miles managed to build up enough energy for a bioelectric blast and freed himself from his restraints.

Miles returned to the bunker where May was expecting him. Here, he took one of Peter Parker's old classic suits and spray painted it black, then uses red spray paint to recolor the lens frames and make his own spider logo and designs. May also gave him new web shooters to add to the costume. Miles tested out his abilities in the city, where now feeling confident that he was ready to become Spider-Man, took the "leap of faith" that Peter had described to him earlier. Miles then practiced with his powers and was excited at having overcome his ineptness and was now a competent Spider-Man, Miles traveled to the collider and joined in the fight with the other Spiders.

Miles arrived in time to save Peter B. from Doc Ock by going invisible and using his other abilities to his advantage. This display caused them to see he was now more skilled. Along with Gwen and Peter, he fought off Doc Ock until she was hit by a truck from the colliding dimensions, to his shock.

Miles took the "goober" from Peter B. after mastering his lesson of "watching the hands and not the mouth". He got control of the beam and managed to send all of the Spider-Gang to their home dimensions, with all voicing their approval of him and Gwen promising that they would find a way to keep in touch. Lastly, Peter B. was about to express pride in Miles until Kingpin arrived and Peter tried to hold him off. However, Miles refused to let him stay and die in his universe, eventually overpowering him with a move he taught him. Miles also encouraged Peter to take a leap of faith back in his own universe. Miles sent the proud Peter home and fought and enraged Fisk throughout the collider as Miles saw Fisk's alternate families disgusted by Fisk's acts. Fisk swore to ensure Miles would never see his own family, eventually managing to beat Miles down, but Jefferson Davis, who had arrived and seen the new Spider-Man fighting Fisk, realized that Spider-Man was not the enemy, but an ally, and encouraged him to fight back and beat Fisk. This gave Miles the strength to perform another bioelectric blast and incapacitate Fisk. Miles managed to shut down the collider and ended the battle.

From afar, he called and reconciled with his father before putting the mask on to greet him. Jefferson thanked the new Spider-Man for his efforts and wished him well. Miles returned the sentiment before he left while pointing out the defeated and webbed Kingpin to his father and the villain was arrested for his crimes against the city.

Miles, as the new Spider-Man, went on to gain the public's approval, becoming New York's new beloved vigilante. Miles also formally introduced himself to his roommate at Visions Academy, including showing him his powers.

After a day of hero work, Miles prepared to go to sleep that night, as a small portal opened and he was greeted by Gwen from her universe. Gwen asked if he had a minute, which he eagerly looked forward to.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse[]

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Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse[]

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Character traits[]

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles is a social and assertive teenager who is very popular in his neighborhood of Brooklyn. He is a promising kid with massive potential, who just wants to be normal, but often does amazing things while trying to avoid the spotlight. This is evident by him trying to get himself kicked out of his exclusive boarding school by intentionally trying to fail a science test. He is a nice and friendly kid, as he enjoys making his friends and family laugh. He also has a habit of making jokes whenever he is in an awkward situation. Miles has a big interest in hip hop and graffiti cultures, constantly stamping his art around Brooklyn as self-expression and an expression of love for his city.

After being bitten a radioactive spider and meeting Spider-Man, Miles' life took a drastic turn. While initially hesitant to become a superhero like Spider-Man, Miles accepted his role as New York's protector after witnessing Peter Parker's death. However, despite already intrinsically knowing his responsibility, Miles found himself struggling to jump into action and controlling his abilities, due to fear. He also proved too enthusiastic, something that was quelled by the Spider gang who pointed out how inexperienced he was.

It wasn't until his uncle's death and his father's words that he was finally able to take a leap of faith and gain the confidence and mastery of his powers. After defeating the Kingpin and saving the multiverse along with New York City, Miles embraced his role as the new Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities[]

Powers[]

  • Spider Physiology: After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles gained the proportionate powers of a spider including superhuman strength, speed, agility, etc. He can also cling to solid surfaces and has a "spider-sense", which alerts him to danger.
    • Superhuman Strength: Possessing the proportionate strength of a spider, Spider-Man possesses far more strength than normal humans. He can harm opponents that can knock them out such as Kingpin. He was also able to crack a boulder in two by slamming his fist into it.
    • Superhuman Speed: Miles is much faster than normal humans. He is able to transverse at high amounts of speed while running, as well as traveling while web-swinging.
    • Superhuman Agility: Miles is far more agile than normal humans. He is able to perform acrobatic and gymnastic moves, such as high jumps, somersaults, flips, etc. While running on the sidewalk and into the road, Miles could land on his feet without harm once he was ran over by a car.
    • Spider-Sense: Miles possesses precognitive danger senses and is able to quickly dodge any form of attacks just after sensing them. It also helps him identify if he is close to someone with similar spider powers.
    • Wall-Crawling: Miles is able to stick or grip onto any surface, much like any spider would, by using his fingertips and feet.
    • Camouflage: Miles can camouflage himself, making him effectively invisible to the human eye.
    • Venom Strike: A form of directed energy that can be conducted through Miles' hands and can be used against an opponent at a distance, by conducting it through a material in which both Miles and his opponent are in contact, managing to knock out Peter Parker himself.

Relationships[]

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Trivia[]

  • This is the third animated appearance of Miles Morales and his feature film debut.
  • Just like in the Ultimate comics, Miles takes up the mantle of "Spider-Man" after the death of Peter Parker.
  • When Miles takes out his phone, we see some of his contacts. They are Billy B (William Braddock), Cindy M (Cindy Moon), Dal, Dan Rock, Dinah L, EZ Ekiel, Hal, Hank Mboy, HH, Hudson Akitou, Jessica Drew, Jordan, Karn, Katty K, Lance, Larry, Levardis Bur, Liza, LL, Monica C (Monica Chang), B. Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Rayshaun (Rayshaun Lucas), Jason Reynolds and Pierre S. Many of these refer to characters and comic creators including writer Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, who illustrated Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man, and Jason Reynolds, who wrote the novel "Miles Morales: Spider-Man".

Behind the scenes[]

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