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Whether a law is right or wrong, moral or immoral, is an idea, a personal philosophy... but it always seems that fights over ideas skip over the barrier into the real world and become battles of real violence.
~ Scarlet Spider
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Benjamin Richard Reilly

Current Alias:



Ben, Scarlet Spider, Scarlet, Spider-Carnage, Spider-Man


December 1, 2016


3 years (17 years physiologically)


October 16, 2018




Mutated Human/Clone


Familial Information


Miles Warren (creator);
Peter Parker (genetic template/"brother");
Jessica Drew (fellow clone, deceased);
Kaine (fellow clone, deceased);
Spidercide (fellow clone, deceased);
Jack (fellow clone, deceased);
Guardian (fellow clone, deceased);
Spider-Skeleton (fellow clone, deceased);
Tarantula (fellow clone, deceased);
Man-Spider (fellow clone);
Carnage (former symbiote);
Association Information

Marital Status:





Crime-Fighter, vigilante, adventurer, barista

Base of Operations:

New York City, New York


Identity: Known to Authorities
Nationality: American
Citizenship: American
Education: Through memories of Peter Parker, self-educated
Physical Description
Height: 5' 9"


176 lbs (80 kg
Eyes: Brown


Brown, (dyed Blond)
Skin: Fair
Physique: Muscular

Unusual Features:

Sticky body that allow him to adhere to walls and most surfaces
Origin: Human mutate clone;
Peter Parker's clone created by Jackal.
Universe: Earth-416274
Place of Birth: Laboratory of Miles Warren, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Background Information

Voiced By:

Ross Lynch

Ben Reilly is a genetic clone of Peter Parker, the super hero Spider-Man, who went on to determine his own identity as the Scarlet Spider. Ben was created by Miles Warren, the super villain known as the Jackal, to torment the hero, and seemingly died in their first encounter. The clone survived and exiled himself for five months, only returning to New York after learning that Parker's Aunt May was sick. After making amends with Peter, Ben fought alongside him as the Scarlet Spider. Peter later quit being Spider-Man, leaving Ben to pick up the mantle of Spider-Man. During a confrontation against Scorpion, Ben sacrificed himself and was impaled and died in Peter's arms.

Powers and Abilities


  • Spider Physiology: As a clone of Spider-Man, Ben Reilly possesses the same powers he does. His powers include:
    • Spider-Sense: Attributed as a clairvoyant ability, spider-sense refers to the extrasensory ability to sense immediate danger, a kind of "sixth sense" ascribed to Scarlet Spider. The "spider-sense" is represented as a "tingling" or "itching" sensation emanating from the base of Scarlet Spider's skull whilst simultaneously apprising him to personal danger in proportion to the severity of that danger. It thus implies some kind of intelligence, capable of parsing Scarlet Spider's surroundings, identifying and critically evaluating a potential threat at seemingly pre- or sub-conscious level operation and furnishing this information instantaneously to his conscious mind. However, both the temporal and spatial dimensions of his spider-sense are ambiguous, as it is represented alternately as functioning at close range and apparently within "normal" time, aiding Scarlet Spider to escape machine guns in combat, or avoid a police ambush and as working across immense distances. Provided with his extraordinary speed and wall-crawling, spider-sense permits Scarlet Spider to evade all manner of spontaneous dangers by an evidently instinctual exercise of some uncanny reflex. The connection between spider-sense and his superhuman reflexes is such that his spider-sense can even trigger a reaction when Spider-Man is temporarily stunned, such as by how he is briefly immobilized by a construction crane hook, only to promptly regain conscious and instinctively steady himself. Furthermore, his spider-sense outwardly possesses a directional component and can guide him to or away from concealed danger and disguised enemies. Despite being an invaluable asset to his powers, he is still susceptible to attack, should he let himself be distracted or not have sufficient time to elude the attack.
      • Immune to Spider-Man's Spider-Sense: Ben is immune to Spider-Man's Spider-Sense. Due to their sharing the same DNA, Spider-Man's Spider-Sense recognizes Ben as "self".
      • Superhuman Hearing: Ben is able to hear any danger, via spider sense while he hear that it also may warn him of any danger. hearing was superhumanly acute and enabled him to detect sound at virtually any frequency, and he possessed the potential to detect, sort out, and correctly identify sounds through thick steel doors, and across considerable distances.
      • Radio Frequency Detection: His spider-sense also enables him to track certain radio frequencies.
    • Wall-Crawling: Ben can adhere to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces in order to scale them and does not use any adhesive gloves or fabrics to do it. This ability allows him to stick to almost any surface when willing himself to, as physical contact with said surfaces creates a locking connection necessary to support his body, even when he is inverted above the ground. Alternatively, Ben could make individual portions of his body adhesive, which allowed him to stick his foot onto the chest of a citizen to fling him into a wall. This ability appears to be consciously used. Although can be be activated by stress or altered states of consciousness as seen twice when he awakens from a slumber. At one point, Scarlet Spider was able to prevent Carnage from taking his mask off by making it stick to his face.
    • Superhuman Strength: Scarlet Spider possessed the proportionate strength of a spider, granting him superhuman strength. He was capable of lifting 20 tons or more when under extreme stress. Scarlet Spider's strength extends into his powerful leg muscles which allows him to leap heights and distances far beyond human capability.
    • Superhuman Senses: His senses appear to be heightened, especially when used in conjunction with his spider-sense. He also has perfect aim, as his webs never miss, even when he's not looking. While using his spider-sense, he can sense vibrations to detect potential enemies much like most real spiders. His senses are so sharp, that he can detect a hollow area under a solid steel floor by walking over it.
      • Accelerated Vision: Ben's visual acuity is considerably beyond that of a normal human. Reilly can see objects at much greater distances, with perfect clarity, relative to an ordinary human. Reilly possesses this same level of clarity at night, enabling him to see in complete darkness. It is possible that he is able to see into the infra-red end of the electromagnetic spectrum, enabling him to see a person's body heat. the flicker-fusion horizon (the speed at which some objects appear as a blur) in his eyes is superior to other people. What appears as a blur to most people, he can see perfectly. Like his spider-sense, it also acts as a type of early warning, he is able to see attacks coming from far away.
    • Superhuman Speed: Scarlet Spider's physique is highly adapted to the rigors of high speed running. His cardiovascular and respiratory systems are many more times efficient than those of an average human being as he metabolizes a higher content of caloric energy. In fact, the chemical processes of his musculature are so highly advanced that his body does not generate fatigue poisons like lactic acid to accumulate in his muscle tissues so they can keep contracting more efficiently for 24 hours on end without hindrance. Therefore, Scarlet Spider has demonstrated to be quick enough to catch up to accelerating automobiles on foot (although his preference is inclined to web slinging), run up tall buildings in a matter of seconds, and move faster than the naked eye can follow, even appearing as a blur.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Scarlet Spider is able to exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair his performance.
    • Superhuman Endurance: Reilly has a level of resilience far greater than most humans. He once fell off a building and effortlessly walked to a hospital, where a doctor said that with massive fractures, it was amazing that he could even stand up.
    • Superhuman Durability: Reilly's body is harder and more resistant to certain types of physical injury than the body of an ordinary human, though he's far from invulnerable. His bodily tissues are conditioned to allow him to withstand great impact forces and he has resisted impacts, such as falling from a height of many stories and being repeatedly struck by a super-humanly strong opponent, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no injury to himself.
    • Superhuman Agility: Scarlet Spider was extraordinarily limber and his tendons and connective tissues were twice as elastic as the average human being's, despite their enhanced strength.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Scarlet Spider's reflexes were faster than an average human by about a factor of 15 (he was often able to dodge bullets only inches from hitting him). His practical reaction time was at least a dozen times that of a normal human. In combination with his spider-sense, the speed of his reflexes allowed him to dodge almost any attack, even bullets only inches away from his face.
    • Superhuman Equilibrium: Scarlet Spider possessed the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He seemed able to adjust his position by instinct, which enabled him to balance himself on virtually any object, no matter how small or narrow. He had developed a unique fighting style that made full use of his agility, strength, and equilibrium.
    • Advanced Healing Factor: Ben Reilly's enhanced physiology has a limited but advanced healing factor. When his body is breached, his outer layer forms a wound epidermis that releases growth factors to stimulate nearby cells. His body is able to reprogram fibroblasts, which are crucial to revitalization, to become "blastema", a ball of stem cells, which are in turn capable of dividing and differentiating to give rise to skins, bones, blood vessels, etc. Spider-Man's healing capabilities are accelerated thanks in large to his incredible control of his oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. As a result, his mutate genes can speed up the activity of his oncogenes to accelerate the regeneration process after temporarily deactivating his tumor suppressor genes, permitting him to heal most wounds in a couple of hours.
    • Contaminant Immunity: Due to his accelerated metabolism, Scarlet Spider has a higher tolerance for drugs and diseases than normal humans, and he can recover from the effects of larger doses rapidly. During an encounter with the Swarm, Scarlet Spider was incapacitated by thousands of bee stings, but recovered in less than 2 hours. His resistance and recovery time to other toxins and diseases varies, but is typically significantly higher than normal. however, Scarlet Spider has the normal human tolerance for alcoholic beverages.
    • Psychological Awareness of Environment: Scarlet Spider has psychological awareness of his environment as a whole, allowing him to traverse across any environment without fear, even when blinded or in extremely dark conditions. Spider-Man could ascertain non-threatening information, such as detecting the concealed presence of loved ones.
    • Vibration And Air Current Sense Via Hair And Webbing: Scarlet Spider's Body Gained Superhuman Sensitivity Via Touch, Allowing The Hairs On His Body To Sense Air Currents Around Him And Vibrations Via His Webbing.
    • Psychic Alignment with Arthropods: Scarlet Spider's spider-sense started creating a psychic alignment with his environment, specifically a more emphatic and sympathetic relationship with spiders and insects. While connected to the varying populations of spiders he was unable to communicate with them directly or command them.
    • Hibernation​ Healing: Ben is able to come back from near death due to making a cocoon with his webbing, and hibernating with in it. He also shed his skin to heal, as most spiders due once in their lifetime.

Former Powers

  • Red and Black Symbiotic Costume: Reilly possesses various superhuman attributes as a result of bonding with the Carnage symbiote, which covers his body in red and black biomass. although he possesses several unique abilities. For example he can see out of every bit of his symbiote.
    • Superhuman Strength: Originally able to lift 20 tons, after merged with symbiote, he could now lift about 80 tons.
    • Superhuman Speed: Spider-Carnage can run and move at speeds superior to those of any normal human being.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Reilly's musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his bloodstream begins to impair his function.
    • Superhuman Agility: Reilly's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Reilly's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete, and even superior to those of Spider-Man.
    • Superhuman Durability: The tissue the symbiote is composed of renders Reilly's body much harder and more resistant to physical injury than the body of an ordinary human. Reilly can withstand high caliber bullets, great impact forces, powerful energy blasts, and falls from great heights without sustaining significant physical injury.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite this, however, it is possible to injure him. Reilly is able to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissues much faster and more extensively than an ordinary human. he can fully regenerate severed limbs or missing internal organs. Reilly is also immune to the effects of all Earthly diseases and infections as long as he remains bonded with the symbiote.
    • Wall-Crawling: Much like Spider-Man, Reilly has the ability to cling to virtually any surface. He can rapidly crawl, walk, or run across even slickened surfaces.
    • Webbing Generation: Reilly can project a powerful, red organic web-like substance similar to the webbing Spider-Man has. He typically uses this webbing to swing from building to building or as a means of immobilizing someone. The webbing is exceptionally strong, much more so for even the finest human athlete to break.
    • Camouflage Capabilities: The symbiote possesses limited shape-shifting abilities in the sense that it can immediately change itself to appear as any type of clothing or garment that Reilly wishes.
    • Constituent-Matter Generation: Reilly can generate tentacle-like appendages from various parts of his body, which he often uses either in combat situations or to restrain someone.
    • Constituent-Matter Manipulation: Reilly can morph sections of his body, such as his hands or feet, into bladed weaponry such as spikes, blades, or axes. Reilly can also detach these bladed weaponry if he chooses to. For example, he often forms spikes that he expels from his body. The weaponry, however, disintegrates after being separated from his body after a period of about 30 seconds.
    • Immunity to Spider-Man's Spider-Sense: Due to the Carnage symbiote being a child of the Venom symbiote, Spider-Carnage can't be detected by Spider-Man's Spider-Sense.


  • Indomitable Will: Scarlet Spider has a strong force of will, completely free of evil and temptation.
  • Genius-Level Intellect: With an IQ north of 250, Ben is easily one of the most intelligent men on Earth.
  • Science Major: Ben is a brilliant individual, with exceptional skill in practically every field of science, and is an excellent inventor. He is an accomplished chemist and physicist.
  • Skilled Acrobat: Thanks to his great strength and phenomenal equilibrium, Ben is an excellent athlete, excelling in all gymnastic fields and being able to perform every acrobatic stunt ever performed, including others that can never be performed by even an Olympic acrobat. Due to his superhuman physical abilities, Scarlet Spider easily surpasses normal acrobats and is able to preform somersaults, flips, spins, cartwheels, etc.
  • Marksmanship: Scarlet Spider is a formidable and consummate marksman with meticulous precision and keen marking. Therefore, this has granted him a complete proficient mastery over his web shooters, validating him to prevent the stupendous collapse of the construction crane in Straw Meet Camel, by webbing up its individual sections, in mid-air, whilst simultaneously implementing this all in rapid succession.
  • Skilled Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Thanks to Ben's amazing superhuman physiology, acrobatic powers and spider sense, he is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant using a fighting style derived from his spider-like abilities, he made his own street style that could rival virtually any combatant out of sheer volatility to standard fighting techniques (e.g. webbing, wall crawling, super strength to lift heavy objects, etc.) Using a mixture of his superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, Jumping, Leaping, equilibrium, spider-sense, and web-shooters, Ben is able to utilize an devastating acrobatic fighting style that makes him a formidable opponent and allowed him to easily take down thugs, cops (be it regular officers or SWAT officers).


  • Spider-Sense Disruption: Scarlet Spider's Spider Sense can lose its effectiveness if it is blocked or temporarily weakened by specialized equipment or certain drugs. It also would not trigger if it detects something that is not registered as a threat, when deprived of his spider-sense, Scarlet Spider becomes vulnerable to surveillance and attack, and web-slinging requires most of his concentration.
  • Ethyl Chloride: Perhaps as a side effect of gaining his powers, Scarlet Spider is susceptible to the pesticide ethyl chloride. This chemical is frequently used as a weapon by the Spider-Slayers.



  • Web-Shooters: Ben possesses mechanical web-shooters that Peter created for him. The twin devices worn on his wrists are able to project synthetic webbing at high pressure. It also appears to be able to hold more than one web cartridge in case more is needed.
    • Synthetic Webbing: This web-like organic chemical substance is meant to emulate the silk created by the common spider, The web line’s tensile strength is estimated to be 300 pounds per square millimeter of cross section. Because the synthetic spider silk almost instantly melts from a solid to liquid when under shear pressure, and being adhesive in its anaerobic liquid/solid phase transition point, there is no clogging of the web-shooter’s parts. This synthetic spider silk is used by Reilly to help swing around Long Island City, bind and tie up enemies, steal weapons, and make other useful applications. Scarlet Spider combines this synthetic web with agile movements to dodge enemy attacks and often targets the enemies' arms and legs to break their balance and immobilize them.
    • Impact Webbing: Web pellets that upon impact, release tendrils the ensnare the target.
    • Stingers: Metal darts with a paralytic element that is used to temporarily incapacitate foes.


  • Web-Slinging: Ben uses his web-shooters to travel by swinging on web-lines. Combined with his spider abilities, he can move at amazing speeds throughout the urban chasms of Long Island City. It is unknown how fast but he seems to be able to cover much of the city in a considerable amount of time.


  • Ben was in love and currently in a romantic relationship with Kate Bishop.
  • Born December 1, 2016.
  • Ben, like all of Peter's clones, does not set off Peter's Spider-Sense and vice versa.

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