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A list of TV Tropes for Marvel's Spider-Man: Webbed Champion

TV Tropes

  • Action Girl: Very much every female superhero (Tigra, Ghost-Spider, Spider-Girl, Firestar, Wave, etc) featured in the show.
  • Adaptational Villainy - Compared to previous versions, J. Jonah Jameson has a far more antagonistic role, on which he is evidenced to hire Scorpion to kill Spider-Man and force Peter Parker to work for him again at the Daily Bugle. Worse, he is revealed to have witnessed the deaths of Peter's parents, and faked the truth about the incident for protection money. With those crimes exposed, Jameson ended up with nothing more than prison for the rest of his life.
  • Big Damn Heroes - The finale episode has this moment when several friends and allies of Spider-Man, including the crossover heroes, join him, the Champions and the Avengers in the battle against the Regent's army.
  • Broken Pedestral:
    • Mary Jane used to praise Flash Thompson for his performance in the Football matches. But (as shown in a flashback of "City of Heroes, Part 3: American Cats") she became disillusioned by him after hearing Flash refer to costumed party entertainers as "useless clowns" during an argument with Jason Macendale (who would soon become Jack O'Lantern), making Mary Jane assume that Flash was still the same arrogant bully who used to pick on Peter and decide to leave Midtown High to enroll at Horizon High.
  • Crossover: The third and final arc has the episodes crossing over with four different franchises: Lucasfilm's Star Wars, Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog, Hasbro's Transformers and Mirage Comics' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Harry Osborn makes one in "Sons of Fathers", on which he sacrifices himself to destroy the Oscorp facility to prevent his father's creations from falling at the hands of Hydra.
  • Meaningful Echo:
    • More notably Uncle Ben's words that "With Great Power, will come Great Responsibility", which Peter's friends take to the heart.
    • In "Legendary Universes, Part 4: Heroes in Disguise", before leaving back to his dimension, Peter overhears Optimus saying "Til all are one". Later in the finale episode, Peter repeats these same words after summoning countless rings which his allies from the parallel dimensions use for their entrance in the final battle.
    • In "Legendary Universes, Part 5: Of Spiders and Turtles", Spider-Man constantly overhears Michelangelo and Raphael shouting "Cowabunga!". Later in the end, Peter repeats the Turtles' catchphrase after showing his teammates the dozen of pizzas the Turtles sent for the Champions.
  • Mission Control: Carlie Cooper (going by the alter-ego of Alpha-Owl) plays this role for Spider-Man and his team, similar to Barbara Gordon / Oracle for DC Comics' Batman.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several occasions, such as:
    • In "City of Heroes, Part 3: American Cats", Peter, Gwen, Kevin, and Miles make their "That's gotta hurt" faces when they see Mary Jane angrily slapping Flash Thompson in his face while in the entrance of Horizon High.
  • Related in Adaptation:
    • Gwen Stacy is revealed to be a member of the Pym Family; she is one of Hank Pym's granddaughters, Hope Van Dyne's maternal niece and Cassie Lang's older cousin.
  • This Cannot Be!:
    • Harry Osborn shows this expression twice in "Sons of Fathers"; first after learning that his father Norman played a role in the deaths of Peter Parker's parents by the hands of Red Skull, and later after overhearing from Donald Mencken that Norman is alive.
    • Norman Osborn / Green Goblin also has this expression twice in "Seeds of Life"; first after spotting his son Harry's grave, learning of his death, and later after Peter's friends successfully expose his crimes, including his services with Hydra, and his villainous alter ego of Green Goblin to all New York.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Norman Osborn / Green Goblin develops this in the climax of "Seeds of Life" after learning that his son Harry is dead, and Spider-Man's friends continuously pointing Norman as the only one responsible for the tragedy.

Funny

Heartwarming

  • The "City of Heroes" arc has a great amount of heartwarming moments, with most centered around Peter Parker and his friends, who learned of his secret life as Spider-Man in "On the Tiger's Claws" and expressed support about it.
    • The most heartwarming of "On the Tiger's Claws" was during Peter's date with Mary Jane Watson, to whom he apologized for having brought her in danger because of his new ordeal with Venom, Scorpion and J. Jonah Jameson. Mary Jane forgives him claiming that she "only feels him" before they share a passionate kiss.
    • The ending of "Where There's Smoke" had one between Peter and Liz Allan, who (in her first day as the new heroine Firestar) thanked him for his encouragement and confidence in her and passionately hugged him.
  • Despite its hearbreaking moments, the ending of the "Family Business" arc was rather happy and heartwarming, on which Peter (after finishing his parents' projects and bringing Norman Osborn to justice) is reunited with his sister Teresa (a moment which brings Gwen and Anya to tears of joy), who is given encouragement to live with her brother and Aunt May.
  • One of the most heartwarming relationships was the one between Flash Thompson's estranged younger brother Jack and Gwen's little cousin Cassie Lang, whose friendship catches the eyes and "steals the hearts" of Peter's friends.
  • The "Legendary Universes" arc had a series of heartwarming moments between Spider-Man's teammates and the crossover heroes.
    • One of these moments is when Peter earns Rey Skywalker's sympathy and blessing in "Part 2: Webs of the Forces". Other moments in the episode involve Chewbacca being compassionate with Teresa whenever she is insecure, and (in the moment the Champions leave back to their dimension) Liz Allan sharing a farewell hug with her partner Jessika Pava. And finally, as in most Star Wars media, Rey bids Peter and his friends farewell by quoting the Jedi's famous lines: "May the Force be with you" in a compassionate way.
    • "Part 3: Unlimited Speed" has one between Mary Jane Watson / Tigra and Sonic the Hedgehog's girlfriend Sally Acorn (on which the two view each other as dedicated princesses, and appreciating each other's romance with their respective teams' leaders), and another between Michelle Jones / Wave with Sticks the Badger.
    • In "Part 4: Heroes in Disguise", we see Speed and Ant-Girl forming a very strong friendship with Dinobot leader Grimlock, while Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel forms one with Autobot scout Bumblebee.

Tear Jerker

  • A flashback featured in "City of Heroes, Part 3: American Cats" had a rather sad, heartbreaking moment. In the flashback, Mary Jane Watson was overhearing Flash Thompson refer to costumed party entertainers as "useless clowns" while kicking Jason Macendale (who would soon become Jack O'Lantern) out of the school's football team for dressing as a clown in a children's hospital. Assuming that Flash was also counting her as one of these "clowns", MJ (feeling upset and hurt, and believing that Flash was still the same loathsome bully who used to pick on Peter) is shown in the flashback shading very emotional tears while discarding her tiger costume and dropping out of Midtown High School to enroll at Horizon High. Later in present day, after MJ reprimands him for the event and angrily slaps him in the face, Flash (after finding out she heard what he said about the "useless clowns") dropped a some tears of guilt and regret.
  • The "Family Business" arc has the highest amount of tearful, heartbreaking moments in the season:
    • One of these moments is a flashback in episode "The Calm Before the Stormranger", on which Peter Parker's mother Mary (who was about to travel with her husband Richard for unknown places and leave their son to Uncle Ben and Aunt May, and acknowledged that they would both be away for a long time) was crying while confessing herself afraid that Peter may never meet his sibling (later revealed in present day to be Peter's long lost younger sister Teresa) in time.
    • "Sons of Fathers" had a rather tearful moment when Harry found out that his father Norman had turned Peter's parents over to the Red Skull. The episode also had a equally bittersweet ending, with Harry sacrificing his own life to destroy a Oscorp facility which was being taken over by Hydra and Yellowjacket. The funeral scene had some of Peter's friends who were close to Harry (including their former Midtown High School classmates, like Liz Allan) shading plenty of tears.

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