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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Kingpin is the ultimate crime boss of the Marvel world. When he isn't fighting Spider-Man, Kingpin often targets Daredevil and the Punisher to protect his underworld empire. Kingpin is a quintessential Leo. Leos love attention, and they love to be in charge. Fire signs ruled by the Sun, Leos rely on their authoritative appearance to get what they want.
In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Liev Schreiber voices Kingpin, the hulking head honcho orchestrating the action behind the scenes. Kingpin employs the likes of Green Goblin, the Prowler, the Scorpion, and Tombstone. Even if he doesn't have the lion's mane, Kingpin is still king of his domain.
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Flint Marko becomes a crook in order to make money for his wife and sick daughter. Thomas Haden Church brings Marko to life in Spider-Man 3, portraying him as a nervous, jaded person who transforms into Sandman after falling into a particle accelerator while on the run from the police. On top of all that, Marko is responsible for the demise of Ben Parker, Spider-Man's uncle. When Marko confesses to Spider-Man that Uncle Ben's demise was an accident, Spider-Man takes pity on him.
A reserved yet strong villain, Sandman literally comes from the dirt, making him the most modest Earth sign: Virgo. Virgos are ruled by Mercury like Geminis, which means they are quietly inquisitive and overly analytical. Critical Virgos tend to turn their sharp judgments inward, exemplified by Flint Marko's critical self-judgment over the trajectory of his life. Virgos are very attached to home, too, and it's Marko's love for his daughter Penny that ultimately saves him.
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Mysterio's journey from Stark Enterprises employee to villain is catalyzed by a quest for justice. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Quentin Beck, the scientist whose holographic technology is stolen by Iron Man himself, Tony Stark. After being fired, Beck dedicates his life to becoming a "better" superhero than Stark, schmoozing Spider-Man for his own gains.
There's no doubt Mysterio is a Libra, both in comic and cinematic form. These Air signs are represented by the Scales of Justice, meaning they value balance above all else. When they perceive imbalance, Libras will do whatever it takes to tip the scales back where they belong. Libras - ruled by Venus - are also moved by most creative endeavors, a trait reflected in the theatrical costuming and technology employed by Mysterio as he seeks universal acclaim.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Norman Osborn's Green GoblinPhoto: Spider-Man / Sony Pictures Releasing
The original Green Goblin - Norman Osborn - can only be a Scorpio. With his Halloween-themed get-up, gas bombs, and dangerous "Bag of Tricks," Green Goblin is the resident trickster in the Spider-Man universe. Scorpio is the most intense and emotionally possessive Water sign in the Zodiac, represented by the scaly and poisonous Scorpion.
Both Willem Dafoe and Chris Cooper play Norman Osborn on screen, but it's Dafoe's performance in Sam Raimi's trilogy that emphasizes the horror of Norman's transformation into the Green Goblin. As head of Oscorp, Dafoe's Norman is an ambitious scientist who tests a performance-enhancing chemical on himself, fostering both supernatural abilities and insanity. Norman swipes gear from his own lab and starts terrorizing New York.