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Name: Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Abbreviation(s): SV
Creator: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman (directors); Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman (writers); released by Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation
Date(s): 2018; 2023; 2024
Medium: Animated Film
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia - Into the Spider-Vere
Wikipedia - Across the Universe
Wikipedia - Beyond the Spider-Verse
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Spider-Verse is a Spiderman animated film franchise, based on The Amazing Spider-Man comic storyline of the same name. The franchise is comprised of the films Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and its sequel Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. The films follow the character Miles Morales and his adventures with other Spider-People from alternate universes.


Into the Spider-Verse

see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for full canon and fandom details

Miles Morales, an African African / Puerto Rican teenager living in New York is bitten by an experimental spider and receives spider-powers. After witnessing the death of his universe's Spider-Man, he tries to be the new Spider-Man, but an interdimensional rift, the Kingpin and Doc Ock make things complicated. Luckily, he has other Spider-people to help train him.

Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Gwen (Earth 65) becomes part of the Spider-Society and tracks The Spot back to Miles Morales' universe. Miles discovers he is an anomaly in the multiverse and uses this to try and save his father.

Beyond the Spider-Verse

To be determined - a continuation of Across the Spider-Verse.



  • Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Earth 1616)
  • Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man (Earth 616)
  • Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman: (Earth 65) An alternate universe version of Gwen Stacy.
  • Peni Parker/SP//dr: (Earth 14512) A young teenage Japanese-American girl from an alternative anime-like universe who co-pilots a biomechanical suit with a radioactive spider that she shares a telepathic link with.
  • Peter Porker/Spider-Ham: (Earth 8311) An alternate funny animal version of Spider-Man from an anthropomorphic universe, who was once a spider, bitten by a radioactive pig.
  • Peter Benjamin Parker/Spider-Man Noir: (Earth 90214) A dark and monochromatic alternate version of Peter Parker from a 1930s universe.
  • Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Earth-928): A "ninja vampire" Spider-Man of Irish and Mexican descent whose universe is set in the year 2099 and who is leader of the Spider-Society, a group of Spider-People from alternate universes tasked with protecting the multiverse. The only Spider-Man without a sense of humour[1].
  • Hobie Brown / Spider-Punk (Earth-138): A Black British, punk rock version of Spider-Man who uses his guitar as his main weapon.
  • Jess Drew / Spider-Woman (Earth-404): A pregnant African-American Spider-Woman who is O'Hara's right-hand and rides a motorcycle; she does not maintain a secret identity.
  • Pavitr Prabhakar / Spider-Man India: (Earth-50101) An Indian version of Spider-Man, who lives in Mumbattan (a portmanteau of Mumbai and Manhattan).

Other (Recurring)

  • Jefferson Davis: Miles's father and a member of the NYPD who initially disapproves of superheroes.
  • Rio Morales: Miles's mother and an EMT. Another version of her, from Earth-42, appears in the second film.
  • Aaron Davis / The Prowler: Miles' uncle who was a super-villain in the first film before changing sides and being killed by the Kingpin. Another version of him, from Earth-42, appears in the second film.



Tropes and themes explored in the Spider-Verse fanworks frequently include:

  • Family dynamics: either between Miles and his parents (particularly in the form of an identity reveal) and/or exploring the mentor/father-son relationship between Miles and Peter B. Parker
  • Other universes: fanworks frequently feature the six "spider-people" finding ways to communicate with and visit each other in their respective dimensions (sometimes resulting in chatfic) and then going on to discover other dimensions with other Spider-people.This has expanded even further with the second movie's exploration of the multiverse
  • Fix-it/denialfic: fix-its are common for the two main deaths in the film: the Peter Parker from Miles' universe, and Aaron Davis.

Crossover fanworks with other Spider-Man movieverses, including Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Amazing Spider-Man universe, are also popular - especially as the film universe has established the existence of parallel dimensions, giving an in-universe reason to incorporate these characters.


See List of Across the Spider-Verse Relationship Names for more





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