In accordance with his nickname, ‘The Friendly Neighborhood’ Spider-Man is a very friendly Marvel superhero. Even when fighting, the character whose real name is Peter Parker still has time to chat with his enemies. This is what later made Spider-Man famous as a kind and witty figure. Although in general the same thing applies to its variants in the multiverse, it turns out that there are also some of them that actually do the opposite, making the Spider-Man character better known as a very evil and terrible figure in his universe. Here are five evil versions of Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe.
Patton Parnel is a variant of Spider-Man from the alternate universe, Earth-51412. Although his initials are the same as Peter Parker’s, namely PP, Patton is a completely different character from the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. He is the evil Spider-Man who often does a lot of terrible things. Starting from experimenting with live animals. Then he also ate a small child who was looking for his dog. Even more disgusting is that he can transfer spider eggs through his bite. This psychopathic character appears because since childhood he was often abused by his uncle named Ted, an alternative version of Uncle Ben.
Initially, the Spider-Man variant that came from the Zombieverse was actually not evil. But after he was bitten by the zombie Captain America, he slowly began to lose his identity. Before changing completely, Spider-Man actually intended to save Aunt May and her lover Mary Jane. Unfortunately, while he was doing this, he turned into a vicious zombie who immediately ate MJ and Aunt May. Even though he regretted it in the end, the zombie Spider-Man never denied that the people closest to him were delicious.
This alternative version of Peter Parker from Earth-15 is a sociopath who has a very terrible hobby, namely killing. The Spider himself is a famous figure who is very cruel and likes to hurt other people. Even worse, he still has the same sense of humor as the main Spider-Man. Where he will continue to talk, even though he is in a critical situation, for example when he is killing his victim. The reason why he can be this scary is none other than because The Spider joined the symbiote Carnage which was evil from the start.
Pestilence is a variant of Spider-Man recruited by the mutant god Apocalypse in Age of Apocalypse. Where he was later appointed to be one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse whose task was to spread death, disease, and hunger on Earth. This is deliberately done so that Apocalypse can rule in the world of humans and mutants. With the additional power obtained from Apocalypse, Pestilence proved capable of being a very dangerous enemy for the X-Men. Where he has four extra hands on the side of his body.
Although in the end Superior Spider-Man repented, it didn’t just erase his evil history. In fact, he is actually Doctor Octopus who stole Peter Parker’s body in order to live longer. It all started with Doc Ock who almost died of cancer. To avoid death, he then lures Peter into his reach so they can switch bodies. As a result, Doc Ock can stay alive in Spider-Man’s body, while Peter dies. This act is enough to describe how evil Superior Spider-Man was before he repented. Even after repenting he still has an arrogant character.
Those are the five evil Spider-Man scattered across the Marvel multiverse. The existence of these evil variants has proven that even a character as good and friendly as Peter Parker can actually do something very evil in an alternate universe. Where their crimes are no different from the Spidey villains in the main universe, perhaps even worse. These evil Spider-Mans have also indirectly realized that the multiverse has very unlimited possibilities, including presenting Spider-Man whose character is very reversed from the original version.