Ben Reilly

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Ben Reilly (Scenesys ID: 874)
Name: Benjamin Reilly
Superalias: Scarlet Spider
Gender: Male
Species: Clone
Occupation: Pizza Delivery Guy
Residence: Various Abandoned Buildings in NYC.
Education: High School Senior (Sort of?)
Theme: Marvel (FC)
Apparent Age: 18 Actual Age: 18
Date of Birth 08 Feb 2002 Played By Tom Holland with Dyed Hair
Height: 5'10" Weight: 165
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
Theme Song: I think I'm a Clone Now - Weird Al Yankovic

Character Info


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Ben is a clone created by Norman Osborn to replace Peter Parker. But he refused and escaped. He lived his own life for a few months in Gotham before returning to New York when issues began to arise. He's now searching for answers and a cure to his degrading condition.


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*2019 - Ben wakes up in a hospital in a lab at Oscorp. His memories are a bit jumbled and scrambled due to a drug that Osborn used to supress certain parts of his memory.

2019 - Norman Osborn uses the drug and his disorientation as a means to manipulate him, making him think that he was injured and a copy cat took his place thinking him dead.

2019 - Using a suit provided by Osborn Ben follows the real Peter around the city spying on him, looking for his opportunity to take his life back. Instead he finds no proof at all that the man he's following is a copy cat.

2019 - During a confrontation with Osborn over the lack of evidence of the copycat Ben becomes convinced that Peter is not a copy but somehow Ben is. He escapes the lab and flees New York.

2019 - Ben takes up residence in Gotham for a time working as a pizza delivery guy while he tries to figure out what to do with himself.

January 2020 - During a fight with some low level villains Ben taxes himself and blacks out. He wakes up in his bed not remembering how he got there.

February 2020 - This happens a couple more times before Ben realizes what must be wrong. He's suspected that he was a clone, but now he knows he's an unstable clone.

March 2020 - Ben returns to New York to try to find answers, and a cure to his instability.

IC Journal

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Alike But Not the Same:
There are a lot of similarities between Ben and Peter but they are definitely not the same person. Ben is a little more cautious and a little more careful than the original. He takes a little more time to evaluate situations before going in. He's also a little more extroverted than Peter is, less shy when out of costume. Even though he is more outgoing he's also a little more serious than Peter when out of the costume. Jokes are still made but not with the same frequency.

Ben feels the same sense of duty that Peter does. A moment of selfishness cost Uncle Ben his life, and it's a lesson that Ben will never forget.

Ben does not give up. Ever. If there is life in his body he fights. This will probably get him killed one day, and that's okay. Because he will know that he went down giving his all and not holding back.

Living In Peter's Shadow:
Ben is conciouss of the fact that his very existence is a risk to Peter, and he makes an effort to be different. To dress differently, act differently, even his accent is different from Peter's. After all a risk to Peter is also a risk to those in Peter's life. And even if they're not actually a part of Ben's life his memories don't care that he's a clone.

Ben handles stress in battle with wit. Snarky one liners and quick comebacks. It might be a wasteful use of his formidable intellect but at least he doesn't get distracted by his own running commentary.

Character Sheet


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Enhanced Mobility:
Ben can crawl and walk up walls and ceilings on any surface. Or at least any surface he's so far discovered. His enhanced speed and strength also allow him to attain running speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, and this even carries over into running on surfaces that are not the ground.

Genius Intellect:
Ben like the man he is a copy of, posesses an incredible intellect on par with some of the greatest minds on the planet. With time he might very well stand amongst them with scientific achievements. He has near perfect memory recall and is capable of complex problem solving even in the midst of a battle.

Healing Factor:
Ben's healing factor heals him at an incredible rate. He will heal broken bones in no more than a few hours typically and flesh wounds in minutes. More severe damage can take longer but typically if it doesn't kill him it won't keep him down long. He also processes toxins and poisons out of his system within minutes or hours depending on the potency of the attack.

Spider Sense:
Ben posesses a sixth sense that warns him of danger before his concious mind is aware of it. It's range extends out to about a mile away from him and it warns him of any incoming danger that would directly effect him. It also gives him an idea of the direction and proximity which when combined with his agility and reflexes make him an incredibly difficult target to deal damage to.

Superhuman Agility:
Ben is incredibly agile, capable of feats of acrobatics that no human can come near. He is able to bend, twist and jump incredibly fast. This in conjunction with his superhuman reflexes make him an incredibly quick opponent to fight against.

Superhuman Disability:
Ben's body is tougher and more resistant to many types of damage. This gives him a high level of resistance to blunt force, but it also gives him resistance to piercing damage as well such as from blades and guns though not to the same degree.

Superhuman Equilibrium:
Ben has a perfect state of equilibrium at all times. No matter what position he finds himself in and no matter what he balances on his balance remains perfectly, allowing him to stick to and reside on any object that can bear his weight.

Superhuman Reflexes:
Ben's reaction times are fraction of the human norm. He reacts at speeds that would seem impossible for a normal person. This combined with his agility enable him to dodge attacks and objects moving at incredible speeds, including bullets. When further combined with his spider sense his ability to avoid attacks is preternatural, often dodging out of instinct before he even knows an attack is coming.

Superhuman Stamina:
Ben can perform at peak levels for hours before tiring and recovers from exhaustion quicker than a normal person. This combined with his healing factor means injuries, toxins and poisons don't keep him down long.

Superhuman Strength:
Ben posesses strength far in excess of what a normal human is capable of, even in excess of that of many other masked or caped heroes. At present he can lift around 15 tons with no issue. He can strain himself up to around 25 tons or so but risks self harm when pushing himself to those limits.

Web Shooters:
While technically not a super power they are a tool that enables him to perform at a heightened level. They enable an even greater degree of mobility than he already possessed, sticking to anything, as far as he knows. He can use them to swing through the city at high speeds, tie up opponents, the application of their use is as limitless as Ben's imagination. Unlike Peter's web shooters Ben has modified his to use a specific twisting motion of his wrist rather than the tap motion of Peter's. He also added stinger darts with a paralytic venom and pellets that release webbing upon impact.


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Ben, or well Peter rather is an accomplished computer programmer. Ben has all those memories and skills enabling to him write and modify programs as well as do his fair bit of hacking. When he needs to.

Ben retains the knowledge and expertise granted by Peter's memories. Despite his age he is well educated in both chemical and mechanical engineering. Both skills required to continue manufacturing web fluid and maintaining his web shooters.

Ben is an inventor. He's even made customizations and improvements to his web shooters seperate from Peter's design. He crafted web pellets that explode on impact and venom darts capable of delivering a variety of different toxins and poisons though they're usually armed with a powerful paralytic.


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Ben's primary asset are his memories he inherited from Peter Parker. They're what make him who he is. They're the guide to his moral compass. They're the drive and push behind being a crime fighter. They're the knowledge and skills he uses. He has made his own memories since his creation but he draws on his memories of Peter's life heavily.


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Bad Luck:
Ben seems to have inherited Peter's bad luck. Whether outside the suit or in, if something can go wrong it seems to. Murphy's law should be renamed Parker's Law.

Ben has to be very careful to avoid Norman Osborn. He's not sure why the man had a clone of Peter made or what his plans were. But he knows who Ben is, and knows what Ben is.

Ben is poor. He works as a pizza delivery guy, and currently doesn't have the money to get a place of his own in New York. It's an expensive city. It also means that the materials to create his web fluid are often creatively acquired. He hates doing it but until he figures out another way to acquire the materials he does what he has to.

Secret Existence:
His entire existence is a secret right now, let alone his identity. Sure he was spotted fighting crime in Gotham a time or two, but his costume is distinctly different from Spider-man's with the solid red suit and the blue hoodie he wears over it. He has not revealed who or what he is yet to Peter, and his own identity must remain a secret or it will also risk Peter's own identity.

Unstable Clone:
Ben is an unstable clone. At least for now. He's not sure how bad the instability is. He's not sure whether it's full cellular degredation or whether he's just an imperfect copy of Peter. All he knows is something is wrong with him. It's the entire reason he's returned to New York. To find answers and hopefully a cure. This instability can cause fluctuations in his powers and personality and over taxing himself can cause him to black out entirely with no memory of what transpires between the blackout and him waking up. Though he usually awakens in a safe place he has no memory of how he got there.

World On His Shoulders:
Sure it might not have /actually/ been him that failed to save Uncle Ben and Gwen but he feels the same weight and pressure on him that Peter does. He was created to replace Peter, but now he's just trying to live up to his example.



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Title Date Scene Summary
Beautiful Queens: Home of the Mets October 13th, 2021 Masks are taken off, identities are revealed, Ben admits to too much. All in a Spidery-Day
Busting chops in Brooklyn September 30th, 2021 June, Ben, and Gwen have sandwiches!
If It Ain't One Thing It's Another September 29th, 2021 In which Ben's buns are highly coveted.
Rain drops September 29th, 2021 Ben is kind of a creeper, unintentionally, but it works out in the end. Stephanie humors him.
What we leave behind September 28th, 2021 Ben was definitely not spying on Aunt May and June can say whatever she wants, but if she says he was she's lying because he definitely wasnt and he's not going to text her.
Rollercoasters July 16th, 2021 Vorpal returns the favor by showing the Scarlet Spider how you get around town, when you're the Cheshire Cat. Since nobody ended up throwing up or plastered across a building, the experiment is a success- and a celebration is in order, with the promise of hamburgers. Ben reveals his face to Terry. But - BURGERS!
Spider July 12th, 2021 Ben and Terry get to know each other, go on patrol and chat about false memories and not taking dares from Harley Quinn
We Are The Champions July 11th, 2021 A clandestine gathering of teen heroes on the rooftops of the Circle Q convenience store in Jersey City, New Jersey, results in an unlikely team-up. Look out, world, here come the #Champions!
Unnecessary Roughness! June 23rd, 2021 Scarlet Spider, Silk, Owari, Astro-Knight gather to stop a jewelry store robbery, though an unusual song bird inside keeps the situation from boiling over. Plus, a cameo from Ms. Marvel and Bruno!
Making a little History in the Museum June 22nd, 2021 Museum robbers are thwarted by a trio of spidery types, who then briefly and awkwardly catch up on various topics.
A Clone Comes Calling June 19th, 2021 Ben Reilly approaches Caitlin Fairchild for some medical advice. He ends up getting invited to stay in the Titan's guest quarters.
In Erebos: Pandora's Box June 5th, 2021 The Titans bust an underground sale of magical artifacts, and some of them get eaten by a box that sends them straight to hell. Or to be more accurate, Tartarus.
Post-Shopping Veggie Burger January 2nd, 2021 Tabitha and Ben grab a veggie burger and discuss a spy mission!
Delivery People December 31st, 2020 Ben and Tabitha meet with mutual deliveries for apartment 402 at the Dawnrise Apartment Complex. Ben shares the woes of pizza delivery and gets stiffed on his tip, but he does get a business card for Kord Industries from Tabitha. Oh yea, Russian Traffickers were totally exposed and likely to be robbed that evening. Take that bad tippers.
A Looming Shadow! December 31st, 2020 Tabs and Ben get away from some kidnappers.
Webs, Guns, and Blades. December 30th, 2020 The Scarlet Spider and Gwenpool chase down a U-Haul hauling a stolen tiger from the Bronx Zoo. They soon discover their differing philosophies on
COFFEEEEEEE September 10th, 2020 Ben gets a parfait and a little bit of hope from your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
Tracking down the Mori September 7th, 2020 Ben travels to NYU to thank Mori for her donations.
The Free Clinic August 24th, 2020 Ben, Mike, and Nyssa end up at the hospital. More insight into Ben's condition is revealed!
Gimme Shelter August 23rd, 2020 Mike surprises Ben at the shelter and it happens again.
Entering the place where the music is made August 21st, 2020 Ben swings by to drop of Mike's notebook
Dine and Dine Again August 19th, 2020 There are no spies at this diner. Nope.
Scarlet and Silver Spiders Meet August 16th, 2020 Silver helps Scarlet learn some about himself. Food makes friends.
Drinks Coming In Hot! August 16th, 2020 Talk of music, fires, and bad days PLUS a display of fast reflexes
Hellfire Purgatory Teen Club Grand Opening August 15th, 2020 The grand opening is a hit! Drinking, dancing, socializing, loads of fun... oh, and a cameo by a very annoyed one-eyed security goon.
Tangled Webs and Secrets August 15th, 2020 Ben wakes up in a dumpster and Nyssa is quite curious about it.
The Ice Palace: 'Friendly' Creatures July 16th, 2020 An innocent butterfly terrorizes bystanders near the ice palace.
Asgardians on Midgard June 6th, 2020 The Asgardians throw a party for their embassy opening!
Leftover Pizza May 22nd, 2020 Mori gets a pizza delievery from Ben and discovers he's a real person.
Plugging Into the Web May 1st, 2020 Spider-Man reaches out to Scarlet Spider with his own Spider-Comm rig. And it isn't even Christmas.
Woe to those who work in the shadows. April 9th, 2020 Mastermind crosses off a mark. Atlin retrieves some artifacts. Ben sticks a lot of guns to the roof. The Triad have a no good very bad day.
Caught in the Web April 4th, 2020 Two Spiders, a Pixie, and a Goth with a shiny spine give the Triad what-for.
Gifts of the Spiders March 20th, 2020 Scarlet Spider gives Spider-Man $5,000...and Spidey uses it to save a man's life. Just not in the way you might expect.
Punch Club March 14th, 2020 It's fight night in <Undisclosed Warehouse Location>! New Comers Kid Arachnid (Ben Riley) and Crush (Xiomara Rojas) fight in the ring while other faces look on with excitement!
Dirty Deals Done Dirtcheap March 13th, 2020 Ben tracks down some gun runners. Mystique gets some revenge. Ben tries to appeal to her humanity.
The Heat of the Night March 13th, 2020 The Scarlet-Spider stumbles upon Firebrand trying to break into a building that housed a Recording/Mixing studio called Eastside Sound. It's not known what Firebrand was up to or his motivation for trying to break in. The Scarlet-Spider drove Firebrand from the scene.
So many Spiders. A janitor's nightmare. March 13th, 2020 Things start tense and awkward, and end with the formation of The Spider Mafia.
Along Went A Spider March 12th, 2020 Scarlet Spider drops in on a jewel heist, and Illyana decides she's had enough of cops and robbers.
An Unquiet Night in Gotham March 12th, 2020 Rose picks a fight with some thugs and gets some unwanted help from Ben and Heather.
Kite Flying Weather In New York March 11th, 2020 Kite flying weather in Central Park turns out a host of people, local and otherwise
Another Drive-By March 10th, 2020 No description
Big Lots of heroes March 9th, 2020 There was a theft! D-List heroes are there to save the day!


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