The Avengers have always been the world’s mightiest heroes, but Spider-power Man’s even astounded Thor. Peter Parker may not be the strongest Marvel character, but his super Strength is still incredible, especially when he has a good reason to make the most of them. Spidey’s abilities appear to be almost limitless when he is called upon to aid those in need.

Powerhouses have never been lacking in the Avengers. Many pillars of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain America, possess some degree of super strength. Even though super strength has always been a part of his repertoire of abilities, one such Avenger, Spider-Man, isn’t particularly well known for it. Although Peter Parker has always had some superpowers, they are frequently overshadowed in stories by either his other skills, such as his agility and wall-crawling , or by his intelligence and the ways in which he uses it to outsmart his adversaries. When Doctor Octopus’ consciousness invaded Peter Parker’s body during the Superior Spider-Man era, it was one of the best demonstrations of his strength.

Chris Yost and David López’s Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 from 2013 features Doc Ock in Spidey’s body shocking Thor with a raw display of strength after the Hulk and the God of Thunder both restrain him during Octavius’s argument with the Avengers. Spider-Man doesn’t frequently need to use his full strength, which is likely one of the reasons why Thor is so shocked. Since so many of his enemies are common people, it would be risky for him to attack them with all of his might. Doctor Octopus, on the other hand, obviously wouldn’t feel the same way.

Doctor Octopus Had No Idea What Comes With Great Power

The most well-known instance of Spider-Man making use of his super strength takes place all the way back in the 1960s. One of the most famous Spider-Man moments ever can be found in Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s “The Final Chapter” story from Amazing Spider-Man #33. After a battle with Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man finds himself trapped beneath tons of fallen debris in a flooded underwater lab. He is powerless to move the large machinery that is trapping him even a fraction of an inch.

One of the best qualities of Spider-Man as a character in the Marvel Universe is demonstrated by both Thor’s underestimation of Spider-Man and his triumph in Amazing Spider-Man #33. Everybody, including Spider-Man himself, underestimates him, including his allies and adversaries. Even though Spider-Man is the consummate underdog, when it comes to saving lives, he will use every last bit of his abilities, at any cost to himself. When Spider-Man is burdened with significant responsibility, his great power always manifests. Spider-Man’s bravery and capacity to prevail in the face of overwhelming odds leave no doubt as to why he truly belongs on the Avengers, even though he may not be as intelligent as Iron Man or as strong as Thor.