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With great power comes great opportunities to be a jerk.

Marvel Comics

Spider-Man Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Unfortunately, it turns out that "whatever a spider can" sometimes involves the kind of shady activities you'd expect from a man who's superhero persona is modelled on Mother Nature's most terrifying mistake.

Yes, while the Webbed Wonder may have a reputation as one of the most noble heroes in comics, that hasn't stopped him from engaging in a list of criminal offences long enough to make even Carnage blush.

Now, Peter Parker has never been a perfect hero and even when he tries his best to save the day, sometimes it can go horribly wrong (As Gwen Stacy would no doubt tell you if she could). However, well intentioned mistakes are pretty easy to forgive and so this list is concentrating on the even darker side of Spider-Man.

These are the occasions where Spider-Man didn't just mess up, he seemed to go out of his way to be as big a tool as possible.

With all this dodgy activity (including a surprising amount of murder) piling up, it's enough to make you wonder if maybe J. Jonah Jameson was right about the Wall Crawler being a menace all along. Maybe.

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