Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Does he or doesn't he have enhanced powers?
Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 at 12:13:22 am EDT (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Does he or doesn't he have enhanced powers?
Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 at 02:31:08 pm EDT (Viewed 138 times)

    Then why the need to point it out? His enhanced healing ability seems more convenient than anything else.

The fact is it's always been there. Otherwise Spider-Man wouldn't be able to function with all the injuries he sustains or the energy he uses.

I don't see why it's bad to "point it out." It does exist, and it's been mentioned before. It isn't even one of those special new powers that happened during Spider-Man Dissasembled.

    There have been many stories where Peter gets his butt kicked a lot less severely, then shows up to work (especially when he was teaching) the next day with highly visible scratches and bruises which certainly would heal rapidly but haven't. Yet sometimes he gets gored and suffers injuries that bring him close to death and he's back on his feet equally as Peter Parker at work or where-ever.

Bruises and scratches are different than bones and sprained muscle and stuff like that. Like many powers, how it works exactly depends on the writer and/or the story, similar to Peter's spider-sense, or Wolverine's healing, or Superman's whatever.

    Which raises question, is he essentially immortal (hence I shudder to mention "The Other" storyline?) That would explain his restorative powers but those kicked in because of cancer or something that a healing power certainly would prevent in the first place wouldn't it? Plus Peter gets colds occasionally.

He's immortal in the sense that he's one of the most well known comic book characters to the average person so he'll never get killed off. But otherwise, no.

Again, his healing powers have likely been with him since Day 1. But instead of just ignoring how active he is in the MU like they did for the first 20 or so years, they just clarify that his power-set also includes accelerated healing.

    By the way, if one follows the logic,spiders are fragile creatures.

Spider-Man's powers haven't been 100% accurate to the powers of a spider for a very long time. It's kind of ridiculous to impose that limitation on him.

As Deadpool said, "When was the last time you saw a spider throw a knock out punch?"

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