Have you ever wondered which Spider-Man villain you are? The zodiac can answer that question for you.
Peter Parker, AKA the amazing Spider-Man, jumped from the page to the screen for the first time in 1977. Flash forward to 2020, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe's resident superhero/photographer is a blockbuster powerhouse, starring in his own solo vehicles and standing out as one of the MCU's top draws.
As memorable as Spider-Man himself are the many, many villains he uses his spidey-sense to defeat. Depending upon the alignment of the stars when you were born, your inner Spider-Man foe could be made of sand, bonded to an alien Symbiote, or a misunderstood mad scientist. Scroll below to find out where you fit within Peter Parker's rogues gallery.
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Like the Fire sign Aries, Shocker communicates with brute force. Shocker is the alias of career heister Herman Schultz in the comic books, a man who wears giant gauntlets on his hands that release compressed air at high frequencies. Ruled by the planet Mars, Aries emits a fierce, aggressive energy that is similar to Shocker's weapons.
One of most beloved of Spider-Man's B-tier villains, Shocker is played by two actors in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Logan Marshall-Green plays Jackson Brice, the first Shocker, while Bokeem Woodbine plays Schultz, who becomes Shocker after Brice disobeys their boss. They rely on the physical power of the vibro-blasting gauntlets to square off against Spidey, much like how an Aries faces their rivals fists raised.
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Taureans are known for being powerful Earth signs symbolized by the ull. Rhinos are grounded and intimidating animals that, like bulls, are known to graze and protect. In the Spider-Man world, Rhino may not be the most intelligent villain, but what he lacks in smarts he makes up for with strength.
A member of the Sinister Six in the comics, Rhino is an Eastern European thug who agrees to be part of a scientific experiment that bonds an artificial polymer to his skin, giving him superhuman abilities. Paul Giamatti plays Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Giamatti's character - a Russian mobster named Aleksei Sytsevich - is gifted an animal-themed military surplus suit by Gustav Fiers. In the movie, Rhino charges through the streets of New York with the unstoppable determination of a true Taurus.
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Venom is an alien Symbiote that survives by attaching itself to living creatures. Venom is mercurial and shapeshifting, moving like liquid from host to host. Geminis are also mercurial. In fact, this Air sign is ruled by the planet Mercury, meaning Geminis adapt to new environments quickly. Venom moves from host to host over its story arc. Its most infamous host in both the comics and movies is Eddie Brock.
Topher Grace first played Eddie Brock as Venom in Spider-Man 3, but Tom Hardy's take on the character in the 2018 standalone film is the fan favorite. Hardy's Brock is an investigative journalist who becomes bonded to Venom while trying to expose suspicious experiments at the Life Foundation. Brock's struggle to comprehend his dual nature is the eternal struggle any Gemini faces. Geminis are symbolized by the Twins, after all.
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Sensitive and loyal to a fault, no Spider-Man villain captures the Cancer essence like Harry Osborn's Green Goblin. In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, James Franco plays Harry, Peter Parker's best friend who also happens to be the son of the original Green Goblin, Norman Osborn. Cancers are emotional Water signs ruled by the Moon. Their feelings often get the best of them, and they become as defensive as their symbol: the Crab.
Dane DeHaan also plays Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man series, but it's James Franco who truly captures the melodramatic, tragic nature of this foe. Driven to avenge his father's demise, Franco's Harry becomes the new Goblin. However, when he learns about the reality of his father's evil deeds, Harry ultimately sacrifices himself in order to save Spider-Man from Venom.