Spider-Man’s Powers You Didn’t Know About
5. HE CAN TURN INTO A MAN-SPIDER…
Actually, this may be one of Spider-Man’s more useless powers; but it’s one that’s come up more than once. Spider-Man has been known to mutate into a giant spider, doing away with his mechanical webbing in favor of organic webbing, and shedding his human body in exchange for… a spider body.
In “The Other” arc, Spider-Man creates a cocoon for himself, emerging from near-death totally healed. Essentially turning into a spider and fixing his broken bones, missing teeth, and even the eye that Morlun had ripped out of him and eaten, Spider-Man is able to heal himself, doing what Tony Stark called resetting his odometer.
While Spider-Man did not physically turn into a spider on this occurrence, in the 1994 animated series Spider-Man, Spider-Man mutates into “Man Spider,” a creature that he was unable to control – even with Doctor Connors’ help – and he ultimately had to go to another dimension to be cured.