Spider-Man is one of the most popular Superheroes of all time, and his good heart is just one of the many reasons as to why that is. We know Peter Parker mostly as a kid, so when reading the world of comics as children, it interests us to see someone similar to us becoming part of the world of heroes. This is especially true of the geek who becomes a hero. As time went on, obviously Parker would age here and there, which resulted in him going to college and doing other adult material.
Either way, we aged with the character but we all still love seeing how the younger Parker is able to handle life. It’s almost nostalgic to see how this goes down, especially in this generation. When Marvel and Sony agreed to terms on allowing Spidey to jump into the MCU, people could not have been happier. Tom Holland ended up being cast as the wall-crawling hero, and he has blended in with the MCU cast very well.
The new take on Spidey through the comics the last number of years, and even in recent cartoons, had him connected to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Tony Stark, when these were not as big in the past. Since Marvel liked this take, especially to introduce him to the MCU, they went with it. Stark would go on to make many suits for Peter, but none more awesome than the Spidey outfit we all know of from the recent movie and the pages of Marvel Comics in the latest generation of the character.
The outfit is known for having a ton of amazing things involved in it, but it starts Peter out in under a “training-wheels protocol” that has a lot of crazy things he has to pass through in order to unlock everything. Stark wanted him to be prepared for it all, so he’s being a bit overprotective with the suit. In this list, we’ll be going over twenty such things that Spider-Man cannot do in the training mode, especially things he truly needs to be able to do. We’ll be using MCU material as well as things through the comics. Enjoy!
20. X-Ray Spidey Vision
One of the things Spider-Man’s suit is known for would be the new look retractable eyes it has. These eyes on the suit are useful for a multitude of different things. Most importantly, it allows for Spidey to see certain things. From thermal to even randomly seeing through buildings to know if something is going on that he needs to look out for. Due to his age, X-Ray vision is limited in that he is seemingly able to see into the building using a version of it. However, he would not be able to look through clothing.
Stark put in Artificial Intelligence within the suit that helps Peter throughout the MCU film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. It is this part of the suit that sort of holds Parker back from using his suit’s abilities in a bit of a negative way. Similar to F.R.I.D.A.Y. in Stark’s Ironman suit, Peter has a female voice in his suit. However, her name is Karen. Why? We could not tell you. But she is the one that helps Peter with various things, including the use of the new suit.
19. Ice Webbing
It does not take a rocket scientist to know what the ice webbing does. Though it may take a scientist to make them. They are quite useful to Peter when involved with enemies, especially those who seem to be of the “heated” variety. When they first appeared in the comics for Spider-Man, they were used to take down the Human Torch of Fantastic Four fame, but you’ll have to read the story to find out the reason.
The webbing is able to hold someone like Human Torch for a temporary period of time. This is quite useful and amazing. This is a guy who can heat up to cause a supernova, so the fact that anything can hold him is amazing. While normal webbing could do the same thing as the ice webbing when it comes to holding people, the ice webbing is useful against the right type of target. Though a form of webbing that would not be in the training mode, it is one that he would likely use rarely anyway.
18. Web Splitter
Karen tells Peter that the suit has over 500 different web-shooting combinations. 576 to be exact. Obviously this is a lot, and Spidey has some trouble knowing which to go with. Due to having so many, there are some that can be quite dangerous as Parker does not know what he is doing. One of the shooters that has to be unlocked originally is the web splitter.
This model allows Spider-Man to take out multiple people at one time. While he still has to aim a certain way, and Karen can help some with this, she does not do much. He has to be accurate enough to hit people. If he misses, he could end up hitting an innocent person and dragging them into the fight accidentally. That’s exactly why he has to know what he’s doing before he just starts using these things.
17. Sonic Disrupters
The Sonic Disrupters that Spider-Man has can be pretty painful for anyone it is shot at, and can actually cause them deafness depending on how loud it goes. However, this is critical when facing off with a symbiote. It is the key way Spider-Man was able to defeat Venom and Carnage in the past, as the sonic disrupters were basically their form of kryptonite.
They work in an interesting fashion as Spider-Man uses them from his suit. He shoots them out like webs, but they are not in web form. They disrupt non-solid objects when shot out, and eject a condensed and localized sound frequency in the direction of the enemy he is trying to take down. Whether that be a symbiote or other type of target that Spider-Man might have that this could work on. Due to the danger of this, Stark may have added it to a future suit of Parker’s.
16. Webbed Wings
Spider-Man’s webbed wings are not really things he can use to fly, but more so glide. It’s pretty awesome, and one of the coolest parts of the Spider-Man movie trailer for sure. However, Parker cannot access them right away. Clearly they are of use at the right time in the MCU movie, but training wheels mode pretty much keeps him grounded outside of his normal web slinging. This is why Spidey cannot use them right off the bat.
Karen will employ some lifesaving measures if she needs to, in order to protect Peter. However, it’s ideally something she won’t have to do. Even in the movie, it is likely these wings only came to use to protect Parker and allow him to jump over the helicopter. They come out of the suit, so they are not automatically there as he raises his arms. That said, they must be unlocked to use continuously. Simply put, he likely would never have been able to use them more often if he did not break through the training mode.
15. Magnetic Webbing
This may sound like it does the same thing Magneto can do, but not exactly. This particular form of webbing from the suit is useful to Spider-Man for another reason. They are magnetized particles within the webbing that can be shot at or near something that is using remote control frequencies. This allows for things to be jammed, which keeps things quiet where Spidey can attack people without them alerting anyone.
It can also be of use to something like a bomb that has a remote controlled detonator attachment, as he could jam the signal that would send the bomb the okay to blow. The signal jam ability with these are quite useful. However, it appears that Spider-Man cannot access this feature in his suit automatically. It makes sense, as using this could be risky in some ways.
14. Taser Web-Shooter
The Spider-Man suit had a default of Rapid Fire web shooting to help in combat, as well as a few others. Though there are limited options there. One of the best things the suit can do, once it unlocks the feature, is the use of taser webs. The idea behind these webs is that they can easily put down an opponent without having to kill them in the process. They’re out of the way, and thus Spidey can resume what heroes do.
However, the feature is not a default unlocked option right away. It seems he has to prove he can use certain webs before he can use these. Though he is able to use them quicker than most options, a training mode for Spidey means he won’t have access to a lot of web-shooter types right off. The taser web-shooter is one of the least dangerous, which is why it can be quickly unlocked for Parker.
13. Web Grenade
Like so many forms of webbing that Peter has within his suit, the web grenade has to be unlocked. This form of web is quite interesting in that upon shooting it at an enemy, there is a charge that will land on something or someone. Think of it like a sticky grenade more than normal throwing type. In that it can stick on a random thing and Spider-Man can detonate it when he feels like it needs to be blown, allowing for more control over who it hits.
This isn’t so much a grenade like what you would see thrown in Call of Duty or something. Rather, it is exactly what it sounds like. Upon detonating, the web grenade releases a more powerful web that can shoot out a number of things. From shooting out more lines to stop someone in their tracks or a big net to stop someone as well. Which basically puts them in a big netted ball that usually sticks to a wall or floor. Both forms, and any other form of the web grenade comes in handy a lot more than people might think.
12. Camouflage Tech
In some stories, Spider-Man is able to change the way he appears in order to fit into the environment. Normally, it is involved in stealth versions of his suit. The Stark tech does not have many options with stealth past a few things within the training wheels protocol. But without it, the possibilities are endless. One of the prominent ones might be camouflage. The idea is that it works similar to the helicarrier that is used by S.H.I.E.L.D.
It does not make Spider-Man invisible, but allows him to blend into the environment he is in. The Helicarrier uses mirrors to push all over to have people assume they’re seeing the sky or darkness. This can be useful in a variety of conditions for Spider-Man, which comes to the shock of no one. Interestingly, Spider-Man using this tech does have its limits for the obvious reason. However, the multitude of ways it can help is enough to have it available when needed. Spidey fans know from comics that Miles Morales is most known for this ability, but Parker can do it too. Unlike Miles though, he needs his suit to do it.
11. Acid Webbing
Spider-Man superfans will tell you this invention first came to the comics from Peter himself inventing it. The original comics say the brilliant Parker come up with most of the things he used. However, in later forms like today, Stark’s suit has a lot of these things built in. The acid webbing consists of hydrochloric acid, meant for the likes of the Sandman due to how slippery he is to keep formed. It could break down superhumans that can do things similar to Sandman, in order to keep them in the human form and unable to get away with their powers.
While Spider-Man has used this webbing in the past for the likes of Sandman, he’s also used it against Rhino too. This proves that the acid webs can be helpful for many conditions. However, this is not something a new version of Peter Parker would know how to use right off. So it would likely be something he could never use in training mode. Considering it could end normal humans most likely, it’s a safe bet that misusing it could be pretty bad.
10. Web Foam
This is a particularly weird, yet somewhat useful tool for Spider-Man to utilize. The reason for it not being in training mode makes sense. The webbing works like any other type coming out of Spidey’s suit. However, it is a bit special in how it works compared to others you might see Peter utilize while saving the average citizen. The way it works is kind of interesting, in that unlike others, this webbing expands immediately upon being shot out of the cartridge.
The webbing turns to foam right as it comes out, and can expand enough that it becomes a safety measure for falls. Or it can trap people within it. This can be particularly useful when Spider-Man has multiple enemies at a time. If he shoots this web at them, it will expand in an unstoppable fashion to trap them. It can be quite useful yet also very complicated to use in the end.
9. Recon Drone
One of the coolest parts of the Spider-Man suit is the recon drone that you see in the trailer of the film and is a big use for the movie itself. The drone helps Peter see what is out of his sight. Spider-Man can see all the things the drone sees, and due to what it possesses, that’s quite a lot. The drone comes off the suit in a really cool fashion, allowing for it to be seamlessly part of the suit.
Upon coming off the suit, it immediately gets a high view of everything Spidey might need to see in order to accomplish his mission. There is even a lot it can hear, allowing for this drone to be of extreme use to Peter and find out critical information he’ll need going forward. Weirdly, it’s not something he immediately has access to in training mode.
8. Flame Webbing
In what can only be seen as webbing Spider-Man would only use in odd moments, he actually has webbing called the Flame web. This is something, like all others, he cannot access right away. Nor should he even be able to do it. This sort of webbing may sound like it bursts into flame the moment Spider-Man shoots it. That is not the case. It is made out of a chemical solvent that will burst into flame only upon hitting the intended target. This allows for Spidey to remain safe when shooting it, and a person or object gets the end result.
They will be hit with fluid that pretty much entraps them in a massive amount of fire that could take their life. Spider-Man rarely uses this, but it has been known to be successful against symbiotes like a Venom or Carnage. While other stuff works best against them, these particular enemies also have an issue with fire and can be hurt from it but not killed. This means Spider-Man will only use it on the people he knows won’t die from it.
7. Web Arrow
One of the things we never truly saw in the movie was the web arrow, but we know that Spider-Man can use it. In fact, we know the movie Spidey can because it is one of the choices he has to pick from out of the over 500 web-shooters. The web arrow is likely a name for something Spider-Man has used before that we’re just seeing a new name for. Similar to the Impact Webbing being pretty much the same as the Web Grenade. The web arrow does seem interesting to say the least, however.
Ideally, it would need to be a form of webbing that shoots like an arrow does with similar impact. However, it could not be the exact thing as an arrow. Likely, it shoots a longer distance than normal webbing and likely can disarm someone or take something away without sticking to someone like normal. These sort of newer inventions for Parker to use are likely just there to show options for us. However, it is pretty likely if it is used, it could not be out of training mode for sure.
6. Micro-Coiled Z-Metal
Spider-Man might be known for his webbing, but his webs come in many different forms. Throughout the Spider-Man universe, the things he can do with his suit only increase. One thing being the micro-coiled z-metal, which seems kind of weird, but this was used very similarly to that of a taser. Parker called them “bug zappers” as a nickname due to their use.
They are metallic-ish strips that can send a bio-electric current. It temporarily stuns opponents, to take them out for a short while in order for Spider-Man to accomplish his mission. They are mostly used to stun people if he has to get in quietly. They are often seen as being a taser, but this is not the case. A taser won’t be 100% efficient in stunning an opponent, but these are. They stick to the target, taking them out without having to get too close either. So they’re not only useful, but keep you out of harms-way.
5. Ricochet Webbing
Ricochet webbing is exactly what it sounds like. It’s basically a form of webbing that can be shot from Spider-Man’s wrist at a random object to then bounce off and hit something else. This basically allows for him to hit people certain ways when he knows he may not be able to hit them on an exact hit. This webbing allows for Peter to shoot at a much larger surface that can be aimed at with ease, with the science of it being simple.
In that, he could shoot the webbing at the big surface and hit a part of it perfectly. Which would allow him to hit this surface at an angle that, upon hitting, could bounce off to his opponent perfectly. Obviously Spider-Man is a smart man under that mask as Peter Parker. But even super geniuses know that they are not going to be perfect with things 100% of the time, so the Ricochet Webbing allows him to still be successful outside of perfection. Which is useful.
4. Quick-Dry Cement Webbing
This particular webbing can certainly be used against certain enemies, but some webbing Spider-Man has access to are not always for that purpose. Sometimes, he has access to webbing that can save people or structures that are not normally meant to take down an enemy. The perfect example of this is a form of webbing Spider-Man has that is a form of quick-dry cement. He does not use it all the time, but it has become quite helpful when he does.
The way it works is that he shoots it like he does with any other webbing, but he will shoot at a weak structure that needs to be held up. For example, a bridge might be going down. So in order to save both the structure and people on it, he will shoot this webbing at the structure to keep it together. In the past, this has come in handy for Spider-Man. It may not make sense that this is not in the training mode area, but this can be pretty crazy. If he does not master others, this particular type could do some damage for sure.
3. Recoil Strand Webbing
The recoil-strand webbing has become quite useful to Spider-Man over the years and you’ve likely seen this more often than you think. It is often forgotten about due to how normalized it has become in other forms. However, the recoil-strand webbing has proven to be one of the most essential parts of Spider-Man’s webbing yet, but it would never be in training mode. It would likely be one of the things he had to learn to use after mastering the basic forms of his webs.
The webbing is quite useful for Spider-Man, in that it causes the webbing as well as the target he intends to take down, to be knocked into the direction of the web-shooters. Basically, it is like Scorpion’s GET OVER HERE. It grabs the person and brings them back where Spidey can do more damage or trap them for the police to grab later on. It works very fast and has proven to be efficient for him over the years, but since it is a pretty advanced thing to use right away, it is not something he trains with immediately.
2. Lead-Lined Webbing
This particular webbing is considered to be one of the most important in the arsenal of Spider-Man’s suit. The reason is due to what it can do, and how it can be used. As the name suggested, it is webbing lined in lead. Now, this can be used in many forms but it is mostly used by Spider-Man to contain radioactive material. Bombs can especially be carried out of the city with this, and even held within the webbing. Even if it goes off, it’ll be less harmful as it has to break through the lead-lined, powerful webbing.
While it is mostly used to contain radioactive properties, the uses of it are pretty endless. However, lead is a type of webbing that is pretty bad to have around a person who does not understand things yet. If Peter does not understand the webbing he has in training mode, how could he be prepared for this type of webbing? On top of that, lead can be poisonous and if by chance Spidey misused it at the wrong time….he could bring harm over time to an area.
1. Instant ‘You’re Done For’ Mode
Possibly the most comical part of the latest Spider-Man film was his constant stopping of the instant kill mode in the suit, that seemed to be very open to using it once the suit was out of training mode. The instant kill mode is used mostly as a way for Spider-Man to use all lethal force in his suit. The eyes on Spider-Man’s suit turn red, and likely are used for aiming properly with weapons the suit has in it. However, Spidey fans and the man himself can rest easy.
While the mode sounds dangerous, it is really not considered to be as bad as it sounds. It is likely that Tony Stark would never hand over the ability to kill people to Spidey, even when he mastered the training wheels program. He’s not that type of guy. It is likely that this mode is used when Karen and Spider-Man come across a major enemy, and he has to use something forceful he normally wouldn’t have to use. It is likely given this name so that Spidey stays away from it when considering options to take on regular, normal human enemies.
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