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This character is non-canon to Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Do not categorize this page under Spider-Man: TAS Heroes, Spider-Man: TAS Villains, Spider-Man: TAS Characters or Earth-92131 characters.

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Tarantula was an assassin and enemy of Spider-Man.

History in the comics

Several months after the death of the original Tarantula, Captain Luis Alvarez was employed by the sme dictatorship of Delvadia, a South American country, to replace him as the country's counterpart to the United States' costumed champion Captain America. Alvarez was injected with drugs that gave him enhanced strength and fighting abilities. As Tarantula, Alvarez was sent to America to kill refugees from his country. Spider-Man was able to defeat Tarantula and he was deported back to his country.


Tarantula has enhanced reflexes and combat abilities; increased strength; retractable boot-spikes deliever drugs or poisons that kill or paralyze.


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  • In the X-Men: The Animated Series episode, Bloodlines, a child that is trick or treating during Halloween is dressed in a Tarantula costume.