Spider-Man Super Powers You Didn’t Know About

We all know Spider-Man. Whether it’s from having appeared in five feature-length films, starring in countless animated and live-action TV episodes,

or being plastered all over your childhood bedroom, Spider-Man is one of the few elite superheroes that is recognizable to nearly everyone on the planet. His popularity and iconic status hasn’t faded since his character’s debut in August 1962 on the pages of Amazing Fantasy. He’s your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, he does whatever a spider can, and we know everything there is to know about him.

At least, that’s what we think. But like any character that’s been around for six decades, it turns out that Spider-Man can do a heck of a lot of stuff that barely anyone knows about. A result of having stories continually published and his character entirely reinvented between the covers of so many various comic book titles over the years, Spider-Man has steadily acquired an arsenal of exciting – and sometimes ridiculous – powers that we have yet to see in mainstream Spider-Man stories.

So to fill you in on everything there is to know about Spider-Man, we present you with 10 Superpowers You Didn’t Know Spider-Man Has.


So this explains why Peter Parker is always so skinny; he has a super-metabolism. And while being able to eat as much garlic bread as he wants without getting fat is undoubtedly something to throw in the plus column of being Spider-Man, it’s tricky to keep track of exactly how his metabolism affects certain parts of his life.

Some examples of this power in the comics include drugs that don’t have the same effect they would have on a human, which would require him to take a much larger dose to feel the appropriate effect. However, the same cannot be said for alcohol, as during one battle with the Hobgoblin, Spider-Man’s balance, coordination, and reflexes are severely limited because he had – without his knowledge – consumed spiked punch at a party he attended earlier.

So, while other toxins, poisons, and high-fat foods can quickly be crushed by Spider-Man’s super metabolism – including the effects of being bitten by a vampire – just don’t ask him to be any fun at a party; you know, in case he has to save New York later that night or something.

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