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What are the characteristics of Spider-Man?

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Spider-Man is a fictional comic book superhero characterized by his iconic red-and-blue webbed body suit. Spider-Man is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 167 pounds and has brown hair. Spider-Man was bitten by a spider and has obtained spider-like abilities. He has the ability to shoot web-like material from his wrists, to climb walls and to lift more than 100 times his body weight.

Spider-Man is the alter ego of Peter Parker, a teenager who attempts to balance normal adolescent struggles with the responsibilities of a costumed superhero. He has the spirit of a jokester and offers witty quips when facing villains and foes. Spider-Man’s abilities include enhanced agility, super strength, the ability to cling to different surfaces and enhanced reaction time to danger as a result of his "spider-sense." This sense allows him to detect villains and other potential hazards.

Spider-Man’s powers and abilities allow him to stop crime and save lives in the city of New York. However, he struggles on ways to improve his own life. He is viewed by many as a vigilante or a criminal. Spider-Man agonizes over the challenges that he faces when attempting to be a normal teenager versus being a superhero. Spider-Man lives by the saying uttered by his uncle Ben, which is that “with great power comes great responsibility.”


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