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Out Of The Three, Which Peter Parker Was The Nicest?

Out Of The Three, Which Peter Parker Was The Nicest?

In the world of Spider-Man, where heroes and villains clash in battles that stretch the limits of imagination, there’s one question that continues to web-sling its way into fan discussions: Among Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland, which Peter Parker is the nicest?

It’s a question that invites us to look beyond the superhero spectacle to the heart of the character himself. So, let’s dive into this friendly debate, shall we?

The Core of Spider-Man: Moral Goodness

First things first, all our Spider-Men are fundamentally good guys. Stripped away from the dark influence of the Venom symbiote, they’ve consistently tried to do the right thing.

Each Peter Parker attempts to talk down his villains, preferring conversation over confrontation. It’s only when pushed to the edge that they resort to “stronger methods” to save the day. But even then, their moral compasses keep them from going all out.

Remember how Tobey’s Spider-Man stopped a runaway train, or Tom’s Spider-Man held together a splitting cruise ship? In some universes where Spider-Man isn’t holding back, knowing his strength could easily turn deadly.

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You can refer to this article, where I’ve discussed those times when Spider-Man stopped holding back.

What if Spiderman Killed All His Villains?

The Approach to Villainy

Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker is the one who walks a fine line; he avoids being the direct cause of his enemies’ demise, even if it means they meet their end as a result of their own actions.

His encounters with characters like Doc Ock and the Green Goblin highlight a reluctance to kill, placing the onus of fate on the villains themselves.

Spider-Man Defeats The Green Goblin | Spider-Man | Voyage | With Captions

Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man brings a different flavor to the mix, embodying the comic spirit of Spider-Man with a sharp wit that spares no criminal.

He’s all about the roast, using his humor as both a weapon and a shield. However, we have to mention that one time he literally ended the life of his adversary after pushing Electro to reach the maximum electricity.

Every Time Movie SpiderMan Jokes

Then we have Tom Holland, whose Peter Parker takes niceness to heroic heights. Holland’s Spider-Man risks his own life to save his enemies, embodying a profound belief in the power of redemption.

His efforts to save Vulture from a fiery death, and his conviction in “No Way Home” that villains can be redeemed, even in the face of personal loss, showcase a Spider-Man who believes no one is beyond saving.

Peter Cures Doc Ock: Villains' Redemption | Spider-Man: No Way Home (Tom Holland, Alfred Molina)

So, Who’s the Nicest?

While Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man is the iconic live-action portrayal, and Andrew Garfield’s version captures the comic book spirit with his witty banter, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man shines as the embodiment of niceness.

Holland portrays a Spider-Man willing to put everything on the line for both friends and foes alike. His belief in the inherent redeemability of even the most hardened criminals speaks volumes about his character.

Sure, all our Spider-Men are bound by their morals, showing incredible restraint and dedication to doing the right thing. All follow the famous quote “With great power comes great possibility”, which appears on all three Spiderveses, even Garfield’s Peter Parker in a cut scene.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deleted Scene: "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"

But when it comes to sheer niceness—compassion, empathy, and a belief in second chances—Tom Holland’s Spider-Man takes the superhero cake.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where heroes often face moral quandaries, Holland’s Spider-Man reminds us that at the heart of every hero, there’s a desire to save everyone, if possible. And that’s a pretty nice way to look at the world, don’t you think?

(J4F) Why Is Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker Definitely Not the Nicest?

Tobey’s Peter Parker used to beat an old lady with a stick to get just some cranberries.

I Had to Beat an Old Lady with A Stick to Get This!

He’s even gonna put some dirt into someone’s eyes.

I'm Gonna Put Some Dirt In Your Eye Spider Man 3 2007
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