Biography

Biography

Gwen Stacy is the famous wall-crawler on Earth-65, an alternate universe, where she was bitten by the infamous radioactive arachnid and dubbed Spider-Woman or “Spider-Gwen.”

When Gwen's friend Peter Parker, who looked up to Spider-Woman, dies after a scientific experiment gone wrong, her alter ego is blamed and hunted as a criminal by her own father. Though she comes to terms with Parker's death, she wears her mask as a badge to honor his memory and go where she is needed most.

HERSTORY

On Earth-65, Gwen Stacy grew up in Forest Hills with parents Helen and NYPD Captain George Stacy. Her mother dies, and Captain Stacy raises her on his own.

She became close with her neighbor Peter Parker and they attended Midtown High School. There, she also bonded with Harry Osborn, Mary Jane Watson, and Betty and Glory Grant. The latter trio and Gwen formed a band called the Mary Janes.

Gwen’s life changed when she was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained arachnid-like powers. She juggled her newfound powers, keeping them secret from her friends and family, and continued to play drums with the Mary Janes. Gwen also butt heads with her dad, who wanted her to think more about the future and less about music.

Spider-Woman cradles an injured Parker

Tragedy struck when Parker, who idolized Spider-Woman, tried to induce a chemical transformation of his own – into a Lizard-like being. He lost control and attacked a school dance, dying in Spider-Woman's effort to stop him. She was unfairly blamed for his death and hunted by the law, including her own father who led the NYPD investigation to apprehend the killer vigilante.

During a Mary Janes concert, Hand leader Matt Murdock, on order of the Kingpin, sent assassin Aleksei Sytsevich (the Rhino) after Captain Stacy. Spider-Woman defeated him only to be held at gunpoint by her father. She revealed her identity and he left the investigation. Haunted by Peter's death and driven by a sense of responsibility, Gwen doubled her efforts to fight crime.

Gwen reveals her identity to her Father

Arachnid Abilities

After being been bitten by the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker on Earth-616, Spider-Gwen has all the powers of Spider-Man. She has the speed, agility, and proportional strength of a spider and can stick to walls. Gwen enjoys a heightened “Spidey Sense” when danger is near, and was given a suit and web-shooters by the retired crime fighter, Janet van Dyne.

Spider-Woman fights Harry Osborne

Buggy Bad Guys

Enemies are never far away from Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Woman, including corrupt lawyer and Hand leader Matt Murdock, whose incarcerated gangster client, the Kingpin, manipulates events from behind bars. It is Kingpin’s attempt to kill Captain Stacy that leads to Gwen revealing her dual identity to her father.

Spider-Woman being watched by her enemies

Mayor Norman Osborn of Battleworld seeks to use the Web of Life and Destiny for his own evil ends but Gwen never trusts him. She meets a long-lost Peter Parker from another universe and they help defeat him, alongside the Web-Warriors.

Friendly Neighbors

Gwen often teams up with other spider-beings within the Spider-Verse including Earth-616’s Spider-Woman Jessica Drew and Morales. She is one of the first spider-totems to join Spider U.K.'s Spider-Army to combat the Inheritors during the Great Hunt.

Spider-Woman with others in the Spider-Verse

Gwen also has the support of many of her hometown friends and family. Her father Captain George Stacy, after initially wanting to capture Spider-Woman, eventually sides with his daughter after discovering her identity. She also has close relationships with bandmates the Mary Janes, Peter Parker and Harry Osborn.

The Web-Warriors are a group of Spider-Totems from across the Multiverse with whom Gwen teams up to protect the fallen from the destruction of the universe. They work against Mayor Norman Osborn, and after the universe is restored, she uses a portal device to jump between universes when she needs advice from fellow Spideys.

height

5'3"

weight

125 lbs.

gender

Female

eyes

Blue

hair

Blonde

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  • Universe

  • Other Aliases

  • Education

  • Place of Origin

  • Identity

  • Known Relatives

  • Powers

Spidey's New Spin

Spider-Woman teamed up with the Spider-Army to defeat Morlun and the Inheritors, who roamed the Multiverse devouring spider-beings. After defeating them, she returned to her reality where she had no time for her band and a new villain, the Vulture, was on the loose.

Gwen talking with Peters from alternate Universes

Gwen's father Captain Stacy expressed his discontent for her activities as Spider-Woman and informed her he was replaced with the NYPD's tough-as-nails cop Frank Castle (aka the Punisher) on the vigilante investigation. During their conversation, Vulture attacked with gas incapacitating Gwen's senses. She followed him only to clash with Castle who unmasked her. To his shock that she was "just a girl" she rebounded and escaped his grasp.

She continued to save people but experienced a lot of distrust. Simultaneously, she struggled with the loss of Peter and having to face his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. When May expressed that she noticed Spider-Woman trying to help after Peter died, Gwen regained some faith in her crime fighting endeavors and rejoined her band. During an attack on Murdock at one of the band's shows, Murdock admitted his involvement in Vulture's attack on Captain Stacy and implied knowledge of Spider-Woman's identity.

When the Multiverse was destroyed, Gwen ended up on a patchwork planet known as Battleworld led by Mayor Norman Osborn. Her memories muddled, she fought crime as Spider-Gwen on this new world. Working alongside Spider-Totems from other worlds, Gwen joined them against the Sinister Six, they defeat Osborn and protect the Web of Life and Destiny. They called themselves the Web-Warriors and use their powers to fight for the fallen.

Gwen returned to Earth-65 and discovered the reappearance of the Lizard, making her doubt whether Peter Parker died. She uncovered that the real culprit was Dr. Curtis Connors and one of many other lizards. She battled them only to be arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D.'s representative Samantha Wilson/Captain America.

Gwen travelled to Earth-616 to learn about her counterpart and encountered Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman), who reminded her about lessons in responsibility. She returned to her Earth and found Harry Osborn had come back from the army and equipped with S.H.I.E.L.D. training. He revealed his vendetta against Spider-Woman for killing Peter.

Osborn consumed the same serum that Parker had and with increased strength, he unmasked Spider-Woman to reveal his friend Gwen. Captain America intervened but it was Gwen that ultimately halted the Green Goblin's revenge plot and offered him a second chance. In working alongside Captain America, she gained an ally.

Meanwhile, Gwen's father Captain Stacy still struggled with her double life but he eventually came to terms with it and quit his job to focus on being her dad.

Spider-Gwen then fought alongside Silk and a visiting Earth-616 Spider-Woman against Cindy Moon. Moon revealed she had created the spider that gave Spider-Gwen powers and then injected her with a formula which removed them. A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jesse Drew, who worked with Moon, defected and helped Spider-Gwen restore her powers temporarily.

While she battled the imminent loss of her powers, she reconnected with her friends. Castle, now knowing her identity, attacked her. Spider-Gwen was saved by her father, but he only temporarily protected her as Castle was unstoppable. He mounted another attack to kill Gwen but was halted when he turned himself in to the cops, admitting that he aided and abetted Spider-Woman.

Gwen and her father have a moment before he turns himself into the cops

When Miles Morales (Spider-Man) arrived on Earth-65 looking for his missing father, Gwen teamed up with him. They came across a future world where they are married with children and flirt with the idea of being a romantic relationship with each other but decide to remain friends.

After Gwen's father refused to claim innocence and deny the charges against him, she worked with Murdock to restore her powers and in so doing help Osborn. Murdock betrayed her and she ended up bonding with the Venom symbiote. She attacked Murdock, who revealed that her father was beaten into a coma by the Rhino. This news caused her to accept the bond and she became Gwenom seeking revenge on Murdock.

Gwenom, the Venom symbiote merged with Spider-Woman

She battled her allies as well, including Captain America, and faced the choice between defeating Murdock and the Kingpin or saving herself from Venom's hold.

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