33 Facts About Miles Morales


Miles Gonzalo Morales is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, and is one of the characters known as Spider-Man.

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Miles Morales was featured in the Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man comic book series, and after Marvel ended the Ultimate imprint in 2015, Miles was made a character in the main Marvel Universe, beginning with stories under the All-New, All-Different Marvel branding that debuted that same year, with the older native 616-Morales ultimately being established as the character's archenemy: Ultimatum.

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Miles Morales was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli.

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In creating the visual look for Miles Morales, Pichelli followed her usual practice of approaching the design by giving thought to the character's personality, including the background that influenced it, and the distinctive traits that he would exhibit, such as the clothing he wears, his body language and expressions.

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Miles Morales was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the then-13-year-old son of an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother.

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Miles Morales later starred in the relaunched Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man series, written by Bendis and drawn by Pichelli, in September 2011.

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In 2012, Miles Morales appeared in the miniseries Spider-Men, in which he encounters the Spider-Man of the mainstream Marvel universe.

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Miles Morales was made a member of the eponymous team in All-New Ultimates, a series written by Michel Fiffe and drawn by Amilcar Pinna.

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Miles Morales wears a Spider-Man costume similar to Parker's, but considers changing it when spectators tell him it is in "bad taste".

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Days later, Miles Morales is bitten by the spider during a visit to Aaron's apartment.

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Miles Morales develops superhuman abilities similar to those Peter has, but does not tell his parents, due to his father's distrust of superheroes, confiding only in his best friend Ganke Lee.

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Miles Morales, who wants a normal life, is unhappy about having these abilities and resistant to the idea of risking his life to engage in superheroics, a reaction that Bendis wrote to further contrast Miles Morales with Parker.

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Miles Morales receives the blessing of the Earth-616 Peter Parker during the 2012 Spider-Men miniseries, in which Parker briefly visits the Ultimate Marvel universe and meets Miles.

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Miles Morales explains he had fled after learning Miles was Spider-Man because it stirred unresolved issues from that time, and tells Miles he no longer blames him for his mother's death, and regrets abandoning him.

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When Miles Morales reveals his secret identity to Katie, the Bishop family is revealed to be sleeper agents for the terrorist group Hydra who then kidnap Miles Morales, his father and Ganke, as part of a plan involving Dr Doom.

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Miles Morales survives the destruction by infiltrating an escape ship designed by the Cabal.

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Miles Morales joins the latest team of Avengers in the 2016 series All-New, All-Different Avengers,.

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Bitten by a genetically engineered spider known as specimen 42, which is slightly different than the one that granted Peter Parker superhuman powers, Miles Morales possesses abilities similar to the original Spider-Man's, including enhanced strength, agility, and reflexes, the ability to adhere to walls and ceilings with his hands and feet, and a "spider sense" that warns him of danger with a buzzing sensation in his head.

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Miles Morales has two abilities that the original Spider-Man does not have: the ability to camouflage himself, including his clothing, to match his surroundings, making him effectively invisible, and a "venom strike" that can temporarily paralyze almost anyone with just a touch.

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When Miles Morales employs this ability, his eyes glow with yellow energy, which then explodes outwards in a radiant burst that can not only repel a large group of opponents, but destroy thick ropes and chains that have been used to restrain him.

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Miles Morales is a reflection of the culture in which we live.

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Chris Huntington of The New York Times lauded the creation of Miles Morales, relating that it gave his adopted Ethiopian son Dagim a superhero who looks like him.

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Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, claiming that Miles Morales resembled President Barack Obama, argued that the new Spider-Man was a result of a comment from Michelle Obama about changing traditions.

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Miles Morales is largely a reactionary figure throughout the book as he confronts struggles like registering for a charter school or dealing with family squabbles.

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The version of Miles Morales became a close friend and confidant to the mob enforcer Wilson Fisk when he saved Fisk's life in prison, an event that resulted in the scars on Miles Morales' face.

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Miles Morales worked for Fisk following their time in prison, aiding him during Wilson's violent rise to crime boss in New York.

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Miles Morales establishes a crime partnership with Fisk, and floods the area with a drug derived from Green Goblin's blood that mutates people into monstrous slaves called Goblinoids.

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Miles Morales's origin is similar to the Ultimate version, in that after the death of Peter Porker, Miles Morhames was inspired to become a hero.

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Miles Morales accidentally brings the older version of Gwen Poole with him, which leads to her to encounter her younger self.

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Miles Morales is presumed dead along with most of the heroes after being killed by the Celestial.

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An elderly Miles Morales appears as the main protagonist of the one-shot Miles Morales: The End, which is set in a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn, and casts Miles as "the last bastion of civilization".

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Miles Morales stated he would donate his salary for the issue to the Brooklyn Book Bodega, and resolved to work toward effecting greater authenticity in his depiction of minorities.

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Miles Morales is the main character of Jason Reynolds' 2017 novel Miles Morales: Spider-Man.

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