clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Spider-Man definitely isn’t murdering anyone

New, comments

We justify his more... murder-y fighting techniques

Spider-Man doesn’t murder. No way. Not possible. Spider-Man murdering would be like Bob Ross yelling: terrible and frightening.

To keep Marvel’s Spider-Man on the straight and narrow, Insomniac put in plenty of safety measures. If he kicks an enemy off of a building, they are automatically webbed to a nearby wall. When you go check on an enemy that’s stuck to nearby scaffolding, you’ll see them wiggling around. Even in the web cocoons, thugs are out-of-commission but still very much alive.

But what about when Peter Parker throws motorcycles at people? Or slams a man face-first onto the sidewalk from nine feet in the air? Surely that’s murder, right?

No. It isn’t. And I’m here to justify why not as well as I possibly can. Because Spider-Man is DEFINITELY NOT murdering anyone.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Spider-Man’s perfectly nonlethal combat, check out our other video about his fighting style. And make sure to subscribe to Polygon’s YouTube channel.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon