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Miles Morales (also known as Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid) is a teenager of black-hispanic descent. Miles is the second Spider-Man from an alternate universe in which his world's version of Peter Parker died in battle.
He appears in Ultimate Spider-Man in Parts 3 and 4 of the Spider-Verse arc. He becomes a member of the main cast in Season 4, where Baron Mordo helps Doctor Octopus bring the Green Goblin of Miles' universe to combat his Spider-Man, and Peter brings Miles to assist him. Their fight results in Miles getting stuck in Peter's reality, and Peter's allies work to find a way to bring Miles back to his own dimension. He currently lives with the other teenage S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits and operates as "Kid Arachnid" to avoid confusion with having two Spider-Men in the dimension.
Powers and Abilities
Superhuman Strength: Kid Arachnid possesses superhuman strength; he can lift in max about twenty tons.
Superhuman Durability: Kid Arachnid possesses superhuman durability; he can take far more damage than a normal human.
Superhuman Agility: Kid Arachnid possesses superhuman agility; he very is agile and can easily do back flips in the air.
Superhuman Reflexes: Kid Arachnid possesses superhuman reflexes; he is able react much faster than a normal human.
Wall-Crawling: Kid Arachnid can crawl along surfaces much like a spider would.
Spider-Sense: Kid Arachnid can sense when danger is about to come before it does; this helps him counter attack the threat before it happens and helps him get ready for what's coming.
Superhuman Equilibrium: Kid Arachnid possesses superhuman equilibrium; he can balance himself on any object no matter small or narrow.
Accelerated Healing Factor: Kid Arachnid is able to heal much faster than a normal human.
Miles Morales' name and picture appears in the episode "I Am Spider-Man" on a list of understudies for the part of Spider-Man in Phil Coulson's high school play. He is the second to last choice, while Peter Parker is the last choice. In May 2014, the Sunday badge for the 2014 New York Comic Con was revealed, featuring the third season title Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors, and showing various incarnations of Spider-Man, including one wearing Miles Morales' costume. Web Warriors is a third season storyline in which Peter Parker travels through various parallel universes, and encounters those dimensions' versions of Spider-Man, including Miles Morales. It was later announced that Miles would return for the show's fourth season, Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6, under the alias Kid Arachnid. In the episode "Miles from Home", now voiced by Ogie Banks, Miles had a brief fight with his Green Goblin while getting his mother Rio (who in this reality knows Miles is Spider-Man) a birthday cake. Spider-Man brought Miles to his reality again to help fight Green Goblin. After Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus were defeated, Miles was trapped in Spider-Man's reality. Doctor Strange opened a temporal window so that Miles could let his mother know that he's all right and he will find a way back to her. Spider-Man then took Miles to the Triskelion where he met Agent Venom, Iron Spider, and Scarlet Spider. In the episode "Iron Vulture", Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and Agent Venom defeated Batroc the Leaper. Later on, Miles meets Harry Osborn and Norman Osborn before they are attacked by Vulture and Doctor Octopus. Due to a naming by Doctor Octopus, Miles Morales uses the alias of Kid Arachnid as he helps Spider-Man and Norman Osborn in his Iron Patriot armor defeat Doctor Octopus and Vulture.
Miles' decision to become his dimension's Spider-Man after the death of his Peter Parker was lifted from the comics. The only difference between this version and comic Miles is that his mother Rio knows he's Spider-Man and supports his actions, whereas the canon version didn't know Miles was Spider-Man until her death, but she was resurrected and her knowledge was retconned (though Miles' father, Jefferson Davis, knew).
This version's Jefferson Davis is hinted to be deceased when Rio referred to him in "Miles from Home". It is further implied in "Return to Spider-Verse Part 4", when Rio claims that Miles is the only family she has left.
Miles' first actor, Donald Glover, was one of the original inspirations for Miles' character from his unsuccessful attempt to be cast as the lead in the 2012 Amazing Spider-Man reboot.