If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you probably know that Peter Parker’s parents haven’t appeared in many of the film adaptations.
Nevertheless, they’re Peter’s guardians in every way and have shaped him into the powerful hero that he is today.
Their presence raises questions about the true birth parents of Spider-Man. Let’s explore what happened to them across various storylines in Spider-Man’s comic book and film experiences.
They died in a plane crash
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Peter Parker was born to Richard Parker and Mary, scientists working together on superhuman capabilities.
When it was revealed that their enemies would kill them if they continued to work on the project, they decided to leave their son behind and go into hiding.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 5 revealed the truth about Richard and Mary, who posed as double agents in order to defeat Albert Malik (Red Skull), and his spy network.
They were soon discovered by Malik, who sabotaged their plane and killed them.
The MCU clearly shows that Peter Parker is still grieving the death of his parents.
He struggles with how to deal with it. Aunt May can offer support to Peter and teach him how to get over the painful memories.
Many questions remain unanswered because he cannot seem to recall what his parents did to him.
Their deaths were caused by a vehicle accident
Peter Parker lost his parents in the most devastating moment of his life. It’s a common explanation for why Peter lives with Aunt May and Uncle Ben, but what happened to them is a mystery.
Richard and Mary Parker were married CIA spies who worked for Nick Fury’s SHIELD agency. The couple served in the overseas military, saving Wolverine’s life and having their son Peter.
Albert Malak, a spy, infiltrated the operation to discover their real identities. Malak used the Red Skull identity to kill Richard and Mary.
The fire that destroyed their home caused them to die
The Amazing Spider-Man comics have finally addressed the question about Peter Parker’s parents with the story “The Return.”
In the story, Richard and Mary Parker had been murdered by Albert Malik, one of Johann Schmidt’s successors to the persona of Red Skull.
Their deaths were not clear, but they had an enormous influence on Peter Parker.
They taught him valuable lessons about power as well as responsibility. They were a major reason he was Spider-Man, and the hero he has become today.
Peter Parker was fortunate to have Aunt May as a part of his family.
She raised him when his parents died. Their relationship was strained at times, but the love that they shared helped them through it all and gave Peter Parker a solid foundation to build his career on.
They were killed in a robbery
Peter Parker’s parents vanished without trace when he was young. He was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, who taught him the importance of responsibility and power.
His sneaky exploits as Spider-Man later on caused marital problems for Mary Jane Watson. However, they were able to reconcile.
His uncle Ben enlisted Peter to defend New York City while he was still a teenager. He also taught him how to subdue petty criminals.
As a result of his work, he made enough money to buy himself an apartment. He also developed a romantic relationship with Gwen Stacy.
While she wasn’t the first love interest for Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy is a great character. She has a strong science background and is an intern for Dr. Curt Connors, who is also played by Rhys Ifans in this film.