Alias: Ben Reilly
Powers: Ability to stick to walls, superhuman strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, durability and agility, precognitive "Spider-Sense"
This Incarnation: Classic/Scarlet Spider
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #149
Ben Reilly was a clone of Spider-Man created by the Jackal. The Jackal created the clone to fight and defeat the original Spider-Man, but since the clone and Peter both shared the same memories, they confused themselves in the battle. The original Peter Parker emerged victorious and the clone was left for dead and dumped into a smoke stack of a factory. He managed to escape and assumed the alias Ben Reilly, a combination of his Uncle's first name and his Aunt's maiden name. He wandered around aimlessly for five years before returning to New York City, and found himself once again wanting to be a hero. He fashioned his own costume, and became the Scarlet Spider. He fought alongside his "brother" Spider-Man, and proved himself to be such a great hero, that Spider-Man asked him to watch over the city while he and his wife Mary Jane tried to start a family. When his name was smeared by a second, evil Scarlet Spider, he assumed the identity of Spider-Man, until his death at the hands of Norman Osborn. His body subsequently disintegrated, proving once and for all that he was the clone.
Superhero Squad Edit
Ben Reilly currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line four times:
- In his classic Spider-Man like costume in the Ben Reilly and Carnage 2-Pack and the Ben Reilly Single Pack
- In his classic Spider-Man like costume without the black webs in the Defeat of Dr. Doom 7-Pack
- As the Scarlet Spider in the Scarlet Spider and Bullseye 2-Pack