Spider-Man: The Animated Series

The WORST episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Imagine being able to sense danger, crawl any wall, be strong enough to bend steel, and have more agility than any other human? For Peter Parker, this is a fact. Except he doesn't think of it as a gift. In his final year of High School, Peter Parker was bitten by an irradiated spider. After brief hallucinations, Peter wakes up with incredible powers--much like that of a spider. Thus, to make some extra cash, Peter takes on the persona of Spider-Man, and tries to pursue a career as a pro wrestler. When he witnesses a robbery, he lets the criminal escape, simply because "it's not his problem". Then, when his dear Uncle Ben is killed, Peter finds that the murderer is none other than the criminal he failed to stop before. Now, Peter uses his powers to stop crime, as he learns that "With great power, comes great responsibility".

Last Updated: 5/10/2022Network: FOX
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The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson
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6.98
183 votes

#1 - The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/19/1997

Mary Jane is back, and has got the lead role in a major film. But when filming starts, all hell breaks lose, and Mary Jane vanishes from the studio. Spidey must fight to ensure that he doesn't lose Mary Jane again, even if it means teaming up with Mysterio. And when it's all over, Peter has a secret to tell...

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Guilty
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7.00
222 votes

#2 - Guilty

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/1/1997

Spider-Man captures a gang of thieves, and it looks like Robbie Robertson is their leader! Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson must team up to try to clear Robbie's name. But while Jameson returns to the skills he had as an Investigative Reporter, Peter must keep him safe from Tombstone. At the bottom of the whole plot is Richard Fisk, but can Spidey find the right clues to clear Robbie in time?

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Rocket Racer
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7.05
198 votes

#3 - Rocket Racer

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/14/1996

While a gang of jet-pack wearing thieves run by Jackson Weele, an ex-pilot in a rampaging gyro-wheel plunder the city, Peter tries to deal with his alter-ego giving him competition with Felicia. Meanwhile, a good kid with a criminal record, Robert Farrell, tries to help his ailing mother by using his science-savvy and the gang's technology to arm himself as The Rocket Racer. Will the Rocket Racer return to his criminal past, or will he be an ally to Spidey? While Spidey's fighting crime, the mysterious "Jason Phillips" starts to make moves on Felicia...

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Lizard King
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7.06
189 votes

#4 - The Lizard King

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/26/1997

Peter and Mary Jane get engaged! The happy couple goes to ask Dr. Connors if he'll give away the bride, not knowing that he's been fighting against the return of the Lizard. While they are talking to him, three more humanoid lizards attack and kidnap Dr. Connors. With the Lizard taking over and Spider-Man captured, Margaret Connors, Mary Jane Watson, and Debra Whitman will have to save the day!

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Ravages of Time
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7.18
222 votes

#5 - Ravages of Time

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/10/1996

With the Tablet of Time, Silvermane's youth is restored, but he continues to grow younger until he finally becomes an infant.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Kraven the Hunter
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7.22
318 votes

#6 - Kraven the Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/1/1995

Robbie has set Peter up with a job interview with a researcher by the name of Dr. Mariah Crawford. However, when he gets to her lab, he finds her under attack by a monstrous man who deems himself Kraven the Hunter. Spider-Man leads Crawford away from Kraven to the roofs. There, Crawford tells Spider-Man that Kraven was not always that way, that in fact she loved him as Sergei Kravenoff. Crawford tells of an accident years back that would have killed Sergei had she not used a dangerous potion that saved his life and gave him the strength and instinct of an animal, but turned him mad. Meanwhile, while looking for Crawford at her apartment, Kraven learns of her connection to Robbie and kidnaps him. He then threatens to kill Robbie if Spider-Man does not come to him with Crawford.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Spider Slayer (1)
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7.26
478 votes

#7 - The Spider Slayer (1)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/4/1995

Norman Osborn hires Spencer Smythe to design a machine capable of destroying Spider-Man - the Black Widow Spider Slayer. But when Flash Thompson puts on a Spider-Man costume as a party gag, the deadly machine spots him, and he's carried off in Peter's place.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Secret Wars (1): Arrival
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7.28
168 votes

#8 - Secret Wars (1): Arrival

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/7/1997

Spider-Man is transported to an alien world, where he meets the Beyonder, a being who wants to see if good is stronger then evil. He then summons a group of the greatest villains from Earth to this world and tells Spider-Man to put together a group of heroes to fight them, and save the planet.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Return of Hydro-Man (1)
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7.29
157 votes

#9 - The Return of Hydro-Man (1)

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/24/1997

Mary Jane and Peter arrive in Niagara Falls for their postponed honeymoon, but it is soon interrupted when Hydro-Man returns and kidnaps MJ!

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Six Forgotten Warriors (1)
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7.30
180 votes

#10 - Six Forgotten Warriors (1)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/19/1997

After a visit from an "old friend" of the family, Peter travels to Russia to investigate the mystery of his parents disappearance, and runs into some old friends!

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Make a Wish
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7.31
261 votes

#11 - Make a Wish

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/4/1996

Tired of Jameson giving Spider-Man the rap for all the crime in New York, Peter decides to give up the superhero business once and for all, until he meets his biggest fan, a little girl named Tyina. Can she get Spidey to change his mind?

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Hobgoblin (2)
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7.34
288 votes

#12 - The Hobgoblin (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/27/1995

When Aunt May is slightly injured by one of the Hobgoblin's pumpkin bombs during the kidnapping of Harry, Spider-Man enters the fray with a vengeance. After several battles, the trail leads Peter to Oscorp and Harry's own father. For Peter, rescuing his friend is easy compared to explaining to Harry that his own father is involved.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Spot
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7.37
190 votes

#13 - The Spot

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/9/1996

Ex-employee of Stark Industries, Dr. Jonathan Ohn, invents a portable interdimensional technology that accidentally makes him the living embodiment of a portal. Calling himself the Spot, he tries to steal money to fund his research. But his unstable invention has created a vortex that threatens to engulf New York. How can Spider-Man fight that?

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Secret Wars (3): Doom
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7.39
218 votes

#14 - Secret Wars (3): Doom

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/21/1997

Dr. Doom reverts The Thing to his human form and holds the other heroes prisoner. In an attempt to free his friends, The Thing tells Dr. Doom about the Beyonder. Doom then steals the Beyonder's powers, but they begin manifesting themself in the form of creatures from Dr. Doom's dreams.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Sting of the Scorpion
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7.40
357 votes

#15 - The Sting of the Scorpion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/11/1995

J. Jonah Jameson hires Dr. Farley Stillwell who is a raining genius in genetic engineering, to make a new super hero that can match and defeat Spider-Man. With a willing participant, Mac Gargain, they engineer the DNA of a scorpion and him together to form a new hero, The Scorpion. However, when Mac thinks they have turned him into a freak, hero turns to monster and he goes on a rampage. Spider-Man is then forced to step in to stop creation from killing creator.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Hobgoblin (1)
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7.41
285 votes

#16 - The Hobgoblin (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/20/1995

Norman Osborn hires hitman and thief, the Hobgoblin, to take out Osborn's "silent" partner, Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin). When he fails in the attempt, the Hobgoblin changes sides, kidnapping Norman's son, Harry. Harry just happens to be best friends with Peter Parker.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Secret Wars (2): The Gauntlet of the Red Skull
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7.41
193 votes

#17 - Secret Wars (2): The Gauntlet of the Red Skull

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/1997

Spider-Man summons the Black Cat from earth, who despite her anger at being kidnapped, decides to help him fight the villains on the alien planet. The heroes must defeat the Red Skull, Doctor Octopus, and Allistair Smythe's robots while protecting a group of rebels, who are trying to take their planet back.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Hydro-Man
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7.44
283 votes

#18 - Hydro-Man

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/23/1995

Mary Jane is being stalked by her former boyfriend, Morris Bench, who's undergone an accidental metamorphosis and become Hydro-Man. Sweeping Mary Jane off her feet in a wave of water he insists she will love him. Spider-Man is nearly beaten by the semi-liquid culprit but with a little help from Mary Jane puts a stop to this villain by causing him to evaporate once drawn away from the water that feeds him.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Night of the Lizard
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7.45
738 votes

#19 - Night of the Lizard

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/19/1994

Peter Parker and his college science professor Dr. Curt Conners explore neogenics as a method of limb regeneration. But while experimenting on himself, Connors accidentally becomes the Lizard, a half-man, half-reptile monstrosity that terrorizes Manhattan and subsequently kidnaps his own wife. Spider-Man's task is doubly difficult because he doesn't want to hurt the good friend he knows is trapped inside...but he must stop the inhuman beast who is out of control.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Wedding
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7.48
201 votes

#20 - The Wedding

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1997

Peter and MJ's big day arrives, but things aren't going to go to plan if Harry Osborn gets his way. With guests including Flash Thompson, Liz, Aunt May, Anna Watson, Felicia Hardy, J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson and Wilson Fisk!? Along with gate crashers including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Alistair Smythe, the Scorpion, the Black Cat, Herbert Landon, the Mega-Slayer, Norman Osborn, and an army of robot Goblin Warriors, it'll certainly be a day to remember!

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Day of the Chameleon
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7.50
255 votes

#21 - Day of the Chameleon

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/11/1995

An international spy and hitman known as the Chameleon plans to assassinate two major diplomats on the brink of signing the peace proposal of the century. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury solicits J. Jonah Jameson's assistance in an effort to prevent the "human shape-shifter" from derailing the proposal signing. But only Spider-Man with his super keen "spider-sense" can discern who is really whom and stop the criminal before it's too late.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Return of the Spider Slayers (2)
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7.52
347 votes

#22 - Return of the Spider Slayers (2)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/11/1995

With Spencer Smythe dead, his son Alistair turns to the Kingpin to help seek his revenge on Spider-Man and others he deems responsible for his father's death. He captures, Eddie Brock, J. Jonah Jameson, Norman Osborn, and Flash Thompson. He then turns his sights on Spidey and sends three slayers after him. Spidey only manages to hold his ground while fighting them individually. However, he is not so lucky when they combine into a super slayer and carry him off to Smythe.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Framed
star
7.53
230 votes

#23 - Framed

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/21/1996

Peter is framed for a crime he didn't commit and it's up to blind lawyer Matt Murdock to prove his innocence, who is also known as the Man without Fear, Daredevil.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Vampire Queen
star
7.56
155 votes

#24 - The Vampire Queen

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/17/1997

There's a new Vampire in town, but Morbius is getting all the blame. Just as Spidey, Black Cat, Whistler and Morbius have the Vampire Queen trapped, Blade bursts in and prevents her destruction. His revelation sets the others against him, while the queen attempts to create an army of vampires. Meanwhile, Harry Osborn discovers Peter's spare Spider-Man mask!

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Tombstone
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7.58
221 votes

#25 - Tombstone

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/12/1996

Robbie Robertson is losing his son, Randy, to a gang of thugs lead by Tombstone. When this harder-than-stone hit man tries to use his history with Robbie to kill a story about his new boss, Alicia Silvermane, he runs afoul of Spider-Man. Both discover Robbie's bond with his child and his ethical resolve is mightier.

Directors: Bob Richardson
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