Peter experiencing a Spider-Sense moment
|Powers and Abilities||Allows near precognitive ability to sense danger|
|Family and Friends||Spider-Man|
Spider-Man (Mechanical Arms)
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Spider-Sense is one of Spider-Man's most unique and prominent powers. The power itself originates as a tingling feeling in the back of his skull.
Spider-Sense presents a psychological awareness of Spider-Man's surroundings. It allows Spider-Man to detect danger before it happens and warns him of it in no time. The greater the danger or how close the danger is increases the tingling sensation. It also helps Spider-Man to navigate when unable to see, hear, or if he's disoriented. It also helps Spider-Man fire his web shooters without having to concentrate every time he does so, greatly helping his ability to swing through the city with ease. Spider-Sense is precognitive in nature and Spider-Man always acts before realizing it. The tingling gets stronger when the danger becomes more imminent and more threatening and Peter is able to find out where the danger is coming from and how to avoid it.
Thanks to his Spider-Sense, Spider-Man can dodge physical attacks, energy blasts, weaponry, and even explosions. Spider-Man has also been known to use his ability to find hidden objects such as passageways. When Spider-Man fought The Spot he used his Spider-Sense to figure out which portal would allow him to hurt the Spot. It also warns Spider-Man when someone is watching him when he is about to change into either Spider-Man or back into Peter Parker.
Spider-Sense allows Spider-Man to physically fight those who have had more training than he. In fact, Spider-Man has had no combat training, but he has still managed to fight those like the Punisher, Blade and Wolverine.
Although Spider-Sense does not manifest itself outwardly, it can cause Spider-Man to do so. When Peter's Spider-Sense goes off, Jason Phillips, seeing Peter react physically, asked him if something is wrong.
Spider-Man sometimes ignores his Spider-Sense. Green Goblin once found out his identity because Spider-Man thought his Spider-Sense was acting up instead of warning him. At times, his Spider-Sense does not go off because he is fatigued or distracted. Spider-Man once got caught in an explosion due to focusing on Alistair Smythe, who had kidnapped Black Cat.
Spider-Sense does not go off to those that Spider-Sense does not believe to be a threat. It will not go off for Aunt May or Mary Jane Watson, but it has been known to go off to those that Peter does not think to be a threat, but really are, such as when Chameleon disguised himself as Anna Watson or when Peter met Jason Phillips, who was not yet revealed to be Hobgoblin.
Some people are completely immune to his Spider-Sense. Venom is known to act without setting off his Spider-Sense. This is because the symbiote acquired all knowledge of Peter's Spider-Sense and adapted to combat it. This immunity extended to Venom's "son" Carnage.