Marvel may have forgotten how powerful Spider-Man really is, but they haven’t forgotten that he was part of the Avengers. Spider-Man is one of the most recognizable superheroes of all time, so it’s no surprise that he’s part of one of the most recognizable superhero teams.
To be among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, a person must exhibit many traits, including heroism, bravery, and sacrifice. Through his various MCU quotes, Spider-Man has revealed more than just these attributes, proving why he’s the best Avenger.
Spider-Man to Bucky in Captain America: Civil War
Fans were thrilled when Spider-Man made his MCU debut via Captain America: Civil War, and for good reason. There was finally a comic-accurate representation of the web-slinger.
One of Spider-Man’s most notable traits is his humor. This reflects his age, as seen in the quote above. He’s so caught up in the moment that he can’t help but be starstruck (Falcon even points this out). Spidey’s humor makes him the perfect Avenger in that he brings levity to the team. While Thor became comic relief, Spider-Man made it first without being a parody of himself.
“Everyone she helped; they will continue. »
Peter Parker happy in Spider-Man: No Way Home
No Way Home was a milestone in Peter Parker’s character as Aunt May and her resulting death had a big influence on him.
Peter realized he had to accept that she would never come back. However, he can keep her memory alive by being as selfless as she was. He shows this by sacrificing his happiness with MJ and his friendship with Ned. Peter was ready to move on and change with the world. He learned from past mistakes, which led to his growth, not only as a person but also as a hero. Spider-Man’s selflessness is a true sign of an Avenger.
“I’m sick of Mr. Stark treating me like a child. »
Peter Parker at Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man is definitely the youngest member of the Avengers. He doesn’t like being reminded, as Tony Stark always seems to do. Peter, deep down, knows he’s the youngest and needs to prove himself to his fellow superheroes.
There are positives and negatives to the fact that Peter thinks this way. He was in over his head trying to capture Adrian Toomes’ associates on the Staten Island Ferry, and even more so when trying to take down the Vulture himself. Despite these missteps, Spider-Man’s bravery cannot be underestimated. The fact that he was just a high school student willing to risk his life and show bravery in the face of great adversity is often overlooked.
“I am not Iron Man. »
Peter Parker happy in Spider-Man: Far From Home
One of the most emotional moments Spider-Man faces is Far From Home. Peter knows he could be the cause of thousands of deaths by inadvertently helping Quinton Beck.
One of the scariest parts of the MCU Spider-Man movies is Peter’s over-reliance on Tony Stark (it was even assumed that Spider-Man would take over for Tony after Tony’s sacrifice in Endgame). Peter’s moment of disappointment showed he had to be Spider-Man and not Iron Man. This breaking point of realization made Peter stronger and more focused, as he knew he was the only one who could defeat Mysterio.
“So, to become an Avenger, is there a trial or an interview? »
Peter Parrker to Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming
From the moment Peter met Tony, he dreamed of becoming an Avenger. He officially became one in Infinity War. It’s his eagerness and enthusiasm that set Spider-Man apart from the other Avengers.
The original Avengers team was put together through the Avengers Initiative by Nick Fury. None of the members had the ambition that Spider-Man has to join the team, as they were already chosen. In fact, many of them were reluctant to the idea, because, as Bruce Banner said, they were a “ticking time bomb.” It’s much more rewarding to earn a spot on the team like Spider-Man does rather than being there already.
“I don’t want to brag, but I will. I was in The Avengers. »
Peter Parker 1 to Peter 2 and Peter 3 in Spider-Man: No Way Home
No Way Home was a crowd pleaser when the three Spider-Men teamed up to battle the respective villains of their universes. However, there is more to this than just a rash of applause.
Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is the youngest of the three, just like he’s compared to the rest of the Avengers. Unlike the Avengers, he supports the group. Peter takes everything he’s learned throughout the previous films and uses it to lead the trio, ultimately being able to save the villains from their inevitable doom. Due to the confidence Peter gained from being an Avenger, the urge to take matters into his own hands seemed almost natural.
“…They are happening because of you. »
Peter Parker to Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War
“When you can do the things that I can, but you don’t, and then the bad things happen…they happen because of you. »
The above is a variation of the quote “With great power comes great responsibility” said by Uncle Ben. Although Uncle Ben is never acknowledged in the MCU movies yet, Aunt May makes up for it with one of the saddest Phase Four quotes.
This is probably one of the most important lessons Peter was taught – accountability. It’s also a key attribute of being an Avenger, and Spider-Man captures that perfectly. When Tony asks Peter why Peter does what he does, Peter responds with the quote above. Tony instantly knew that Peter had the potential to become a worthy Avenger, as Peter recognized his own power, but was able to have the responsibility to control it.
“Come on, Peter. Come on, Spider-Man. »
Peter Parker to himself in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Of all the adversity Spider-Man has been through, one moment in particular stands out from Homecoming. After his failed attempt to stop the Vulture, Peter finds himself under rubble, unable to escape. He starts screaming for help, but to no avail.
Remembering Tony’s words about Peter having to “win the suit”, Peter had an epiphany. He had to dig deep within himself to free himself. Just thinking he was Spider-Man wasn’t enough – he had to say it out loud and really believe it. This self-confidence gave him the strength to lift the rubble.
“Thank you, Mr. Stark, but I’m fine. »
Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming
At the end of Homecoming, Peter finally got his chance to become an Avenger, complete with a brand new costume. However, he did something even Tony didn’t expect.
A new costume meant becoming an Avenger, and it was a major event in Spider-Man’s life. Tony offered the suit because Peter showed responsibility, but Peter showed maturity by turning it down. Although he became a hero (and even more), Peter felt that he was not quite ready and wanted to keep his feet on the ground for a little longer. Tony was pleasantly surprised at Peter’s maturity, even giving him back his old costume.
“You can’t be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there’s no neighborhood. »
Peter Parker to Tony Stark in Avengers: Infinity War
Peter attained the upgraded suit in Infinity War, but it didn’t change his perspective on how he approached helping people. Tony is angry at Spider-Man for siding with one of Thanos’ Q-Ships in order to save Dr. Strange from Ebony Maw. However, Peter defends himself with this quote.
Although it sounds cheesy, it says a lot about him. Spider-Man wants to fight for the “little guy” as he has said many times before. For that, you have to take risks. That’s the fundamental aspect of being an Avenger – the ability and the will to defend those who can’t defend themselves.