SCARLET SPIDER (Ben Reilly)

Scarlet Spider

Real Name: Benjamin “Ben” Reilly
Aliases: Spider-Clone, Spider-Man
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Crime Fighter
Citizenship: United States Citizen with no criminal record.
Place of Birth: Unknown
Known Relatives: Jackal (Miles Warren) (creator), Ben Parker (clone of),Mary Jane Watson Parker (sister in law),Richard Parker (father), Mary Parker (mother) May Parker (Aunt), Ben Parker (Uncle)
Group Affiliation: Former New Warrior
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #149 (original Spider-Clone); Web of Spider-Man #117 (as Ben Reilly)
Final Appearance: Ben Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #75
History: After surviving the battle against Spider-Man, Reilly spent the next five years in exile from New York, believing himself to be a worthless clone until he met a friend, Seward Trainer, who inspired him with confidence to be his own person. Returning to New York when he found out about Aunt May’s failing health, Ben came face-to-face with Ben (Web of Spider-Man #117) and had to explain his reasons for returning.

After an initial distrust of each other, they became friends and worked side by side as Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider, until after some tests by Seward Trainer, it was revealed that Ben was the clone and Ben had been the real Ben Parker. This drove Ben almost insane and left Ben stunned. They agreed to keep their names, since Ben still didn’t feel like he deserved the name.

Ben soon gave up the webs when he found out that Mary Jane was pregnant, allowing for Ben to become Spider-Man. Ben enjoyed life as Spider-Man and had his own adventures, but meanwhile Ben was getting suspicious over the results that he was a clone. He began delving into Seward Trainer’s past in order to find out if he was to be trusted. Eventually, it was revealed that Trainer was working for Gaunt and Norman Osborn. Norman had survived the glider to his chest all those years ago (Amazing Spider-Man #122) and created the whole clone saga in order to drive Ben mad.

During a confrontation between the Green Goblin and the two Spider-Men, Norman impaled Ben Reilly with his glider and Ben watched as he disintegrated away, proving that Ben was the clone all along.

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown (Dyed Blond)

Powers: Scarlet Spider can cling to most surfaces, has superhuman strength and is roughly 15 times more agile than a regular human. He has been able to lift 15 tons under optimal conditions. The combination of his acrobatic leaps and web-slinging enables him to travel rapidly from place to place. His spider-sense provides an early warning detection system linked with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him the ability to evade most any injury, provided he doesn’t cognitively override the autonomic reflexes.

Accessories: Scarlet Spider designed and constructed several devices that he traditionally carried as part of his full costume. This included twin artificial web shooters worn at the wrists, spare web cartridges attached to his belt, spider-tracer devices attuned to his spider-sense. He has reconstructed his web shooters out of a high density plastic to avoid metal detectors, and has added modifications to detect low web-fluid levels, and propel spider-tracers.

Note: Ben is an accomplished scientist and inventor.