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Biographical information
Real name

Mary Jane Watson

Alternative name(s)

Carnage Queen, Spider-Woman

Physical description






Personal information

Daily Bugle
Midtown High School
S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy


Carnage (her current symbiote)

Production details
First appearance

Great Power (as Mary Jane Watson)
The Symbiote Saga: Part 3 (as The Carnage Queen)
Spider Slayers: Part 1 (as Spider-Woman)

Voiced by

Tara Strong


Mary Jane Watson is Peter Parker's childhood female best friend. She has a heavy interest in journalism that may get her working for J. Jonah Jameson. One things for sure is that she always has Peter's back. In Season 4, she bonded with the Carnage symbiote and became the Carnage Queen, and later became Spider-Woman. [1]


Early Life

Mary Jane has been dear friends with Peter since they were kids and attempted to get serious when they turned 12. It proved to be too much for them and they became great friends.[1]

Season 1

After the battle with Trapster, Mary Jane reviewed a report by John Jameson, anxious to get her big break as a journalist. She told this to Peter, who isn't a fan of the idea. She would later be present when The Frightful Four (sans Trapster) attacked their school, when Harry took a blow for her.[1] She later informed Peter she wished to interview Spider-Man and Peter considered giving her an exclusive but feels she will determine already if it is him.[2]

Further on, she befriended Nova, Spider-man's superhero ally much to Peter chargrin. She called Peter (as Spider-Man) when he was battling Doombots, along with his other teammates. She called Peter again after the crisis was averted, demanded to give Nova his homework. Peter, tired after his battle, caved in and gave the phone to Nova.[3]

She went to Harry's party and was confronted by Peter, who invited his teammates, in disguise as their alter egos. She and Harry went after the Venom symbiote arrived to get a coverage much to Harry's dismay, she was saved by Spider-Man and his teammates.[4]

Mary Jane talked to Peter and Harry about Spider-Man. Mary Jane gave a reason on why Harry could possibly be Spider-Man, but, was shut down when Peter gave her a lecture about what Spider-Man's webbings were made from. She also was present when Principal Coulson made an announcement that there would be a new coach replacing the injured original one.[5]

Mary Jane finally got Spider-Man to agree to an interview, she went to school and recorded her friends asking questions about the interview. She interviewed Spider-Man on the rooftops and asked him several questions before Hulk seemingly attacked Manhattan. Spider-Man web-slinged her down with him. She watched as Spider-Man attacked Hulk and was bounced easily. Spider-Man saved her camera and took her underneath into a subway station. Spider-Man locked her out of the station via webbing the entrance. She then sacrificed her camera to save Manhattan from Zzzax. Spider-Man then cradled her after finding her under the rumble. She turned the footage into the Daily Bugle and was with Peter when they sent her a new camera.

In Peter's daydream, Mary Jane went to the movies with him only for various supervillians such as Wizard, to surround them in the theater. She then, questioned his reasoning for telling everyone his secret identity.

When Peter switched bodies with Wolverine, she asked who she thought was Peter if he was okay. Wolverine in Peter's body proceeded to try and flirt with her. Mary Jane was disgusted and quickly got away from him.

Mary Jane and Spider-Man after he saves her for the 2nd time

Mary Jane and Spider-Man after he saves her for the second time.

Mary Jane went to the Daily Bugle at the same time that Spider-Man, White Tiger, Nova, Iron Fist and Luke Cage were on stakeout for the Beetle to protect J. Jonah Jameson's life. She made her way past Iron Fist and Luke Cage by criticizing their attempt to stop her from going into the building. She got past Nova, by asking him to escort her out and then, pushing him out of the way, so that she and Peter could get through the elevator. The two went to the front office, Peter told her that the interview was to take place in a room.

He then lured her into a room, she was mad at first, but, it turned out that J. Jonah Jameson's monitor was in the room. She told him of several of her future plans and interest for the Daily Bugle, before the Beetle tried to shoot her. Spider-Man stopped him. After Beetle was stopped, J. Jonah Jameson criticized and nagged about Spider-Man before Mary Jane turned off the monitor. She thanked Spider-Man before he and his teammates left. After the ordeal was over, she told Peter that she finally got to do an interview with J. Jonah Jameson, making the trip, at least to her, worth it.

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Mary Jane called Peter for help when she and Harry, still recovering, were trapped by the Carnage symbiotes trying to get inside. Before Peter could reach them, the symbiotes managed to get in and pinned Mary Jane in one corner of the room, immediately awakening Anti-Venom. She asked Spider Man, not knowing he was Peter, to try not to hurt Anti-Venom because her friend was in it. Spider Man suggests her to hide but she refuses, wanting to help. Spider Man asks her to broadcast live and help the survivors to safely navigate through the city.

The Carnage symbiote reforms underneath Central Park and heads to Midtown High, where Mary Jane has been transformed into the Carnage Queen and has enveloped Midtown High. A ploy by Morbius to enslave Carnage Queen into a weapon for HYDRA, Harry Osborn (as Patrioteer), Agent Venom and Spider-Man are able to free her from the symbiote's possession and defeat Morbius, by revealing their secret identities to her. It is at this point that she finally finds out Spider-Man's secret identity. However, at the end, a close-up of her eye shows that the symbiote is still intact with her. Mary Jane later uses the symbiote to become Spider-Woman.


Mary Jane seems to be a caring person as she cares about both Harry and Peter both however there is a hint of romance between Mary Jane and Peter as a result of their history together and the time when they were 12 and decided to get "serious".[1]

She is also seen to be very commited to her strive to be a journalist going as far as putting her life and Harry's to get coverage of the battle between Spidey and his team against Venom and the enduring battle between Hulk and Spider-Man against Zzzax.[4]

Mary Jane seems to be seriously focused on her future and plans after high school. She has been shown to befriend people very quickly, such as when she befriended Nova shortly after he came to Midtown High School and has an abundant awkwardness when talking to the rest of Spider-Man's teammates.

Physical appearance

Mary Jane is a caucasian slender red-headed girl with green eyes and red lipstick, she is several inches shorter than Peter. She wears a black leather jacket over a pink hoodie and a white t-shirt keeping them tucked into her medium blue colored jeans with which she wears a large brown belt. Every-now-and-then she wears a dark green hoodie, a dark grey t-shirt, and light blue colored jeans.[1] When she is cooking she wears an apron.[3]

In season 2 she now wears a black shirt, a blue hoodie, blue jeans and brown shoes.

In season 3 she is redesigned and looks a little more animated and is wearing a blue striped shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Spider-Woman Mary Jane

Mary Jane as Spider-Woman

In season 4 she is still wearing a blue striped shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes. As transformed into the Carnage Queen, and is covered in a red-and-black symbiotic costume with four legs.

As Spider-Woman, Mary Jane wears a black spider-suit with a red spider symbol and matching red shoulder-length gloves and leggings


Peter Parker

Peter Parker is Mary Jane's childhood best friend, they grew up together and, according to Peter, have been best friend since they were kids. When they were younger, they decided to run away together but couldn't cross the street. At 12, they decided to get serious but it apparently seemed too weird for them. However, after Peter revealed to her that he is Spider-Man, they still appeared to realize their hiding feelings for each other (as shown when they stare deeply in each other's eyes).


Powers and Abilities

Mary Jane has no powers of her own but sure knows how to defend herself as she put the hurt on Trapster who tried to take her hostage, and flirted with her. 

As the Carnage Queen and as Spider-Woman, she can manipulate the rest of the excess Carnage biomass. 

  • Superhuman Strength: Mary Jane is vastly stronger than The team and S.H.I.E.L.D. combined.
  • Superhuman Durability: she is able to take multiple hits from his enemies.
  • Superhuman Agility: she is able to jump 30 feet and is more agile than Venom. 
  • Superhuman Reflexes: she shares Spiderman's enhanced reflexes and reaction time.
  • Organic Webbing: she can shoot strands of it's substance in the form of "webbing" 
  • Wall-Crawling: she is able to climb most surfaces like Venom and Spider-man
  • ESP (Spider-Sense): she possesses an extrasensory ability similar to Spider-Man's spider-sense.
  • Shapeshifting: she can change his size and shape.
    • Constituent-Matter Manipulation (Multiple Tendrils): This ability was the primary method of attack by Mary jane this was form her symbiotic costume into long whip-like tendrils that acted as limbs so as to be more effective against opponents, ensnaring and lashing them.
    • Spike Generation: she can generate a couple of spikes from his body. She can even launch them as projectiles (new form).
      • Limited Purging: It has absorbed a small amount of the Anti-venom's power, as its attacks were slightly toxic to Agent Venom.
    • Weapon Generation: In her second form, Mary Jane learns to form an axe with one of her arms. 
    • Biokinisis/Biological Manipulation: she alter the symbiotes genetic code to become carnage babies, carnage spider's and carnage wasps.


 Season  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 891011121314151617181920212223242526 Total
Season 1 c c c 13
Season 2 3
Season 3 f c 3
Season 4 8
Overall 27

c - cameo
f - flashback
m - mentioned

Background in other media

  • In the comics Mary Jane hasn't ever considered to be a photographer. In the comics it was Peter Parker who worked for the Daily Bugle.
  • This is Mary Jane Watson's sixth animated appearance. Previous versions include Spider-Man (1967), Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Spider-Man Unlimited, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series and The Spectacular Spider-Man.
  • Mary Jane is the second female to bond with a symbiote after Shriek.
  • Her role being Carnage is quite similar to Ultimate Marvel Comics' Gwen Stacy, whose in fact a clone of the original Gwen from Carnage symbiote portion, whom Carnage kill and absorb her life force.
  • While this is Mary Jane's first animated appearance as Spider-Woman, it is not the first time Mary Jane appears Spider-Woman in the comics. She has appeared as Spider-Woman in the Exiles comic series,as a female version of Spider-Man. Mary Jane also was Spider-Woman in the Mangaverse and Renew Your Vows continuities, as well as the Amazonia reality. Although her mainstream counterpart in the comics did become the female Iron Spider and temporarily developed Spider-Man's powers during the Spider-Island event.
  • This is the first incarnation of the Carnage Symbiote being used for good.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Great Power". Paul Dini (writer), Jeph Loeb (director). Disney XD. 1 April, 2012. No.1, season one.
  2. "Great Responsibility". Paul Dini (writer), Phil Pignotti & Tim Eldred (director). Ultimate Spider-Man. Disney XD. 1 April, 2012. No.2, season one.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Doomed". Man of Action(writer), Gary Hartle & Jef Allen (director). Ultimate Spider-Man. Disney XD. 8 April, 2012. No.3, season one.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Venom". Man of Action & James Felder(writer), Alex Soto (director). Ultimate Spider-Man. Disney XD. 15 April, 2012. No.4, season one.
  5. "Why I Hate the Gym". Man of Action & Joe Fallon(writer), Jeff Allen & Gary Hartle (director). Ultimate Spider-Man. Disney XD. 29 April, 2012. No.6, season one.

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