Indian Spiderman Pavitr Prabhakar: The second part of the Spider-Man animated franchise Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is about to release in less than two weeks worldwide. This movie will explore a whole lot of variants of Spider-Man from different universes. Where, Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and Miguel O’Hara are about to play the key role in the multiversal adventure, A new Indian Spiderman will also be introduced in the movie.
Pavitr Prabhakar was introduced in Marvel Comics in January 2005 in Spider-Man: India issue #1 as an alternate version of the original Spider-Man Peter Parker. He lives in Mumbai and has an almost similar origin story to Peter Parker. However, he is one of the versions of Spider-Man that did not receive his powers from a radioactive spider. His origin in the movie is expected to be different, as he lives in a fictional city Mumbaittan in the movie. However, it is important for us to know, what was the original idea behind creating this Indian Spiderman and what makes him special among all the versions.
Indian Spiderman Pavitr Prabhakar: Origin Story
Pavitr Prabhakar belongs to Earth- 50101 in a village from India. He moves to Mumbai with his aunt Maya and uncle Bhim for studies after getting a scholarship. His college mates used to bully him for his looks and dressing sense, as he came from a rural area. Meera Jain was the only girl from school to befriend him.
Meanwhile, Nalin Oberoi, a local crimelord and businessman, gets possessed by a demon. He performs a ritual using an ancient amulet to open the gets for other demons to enter the earth.
During a chase by bullies, Pavitr encountered an ancient Yogi who introduced him to the powers of spiders to fight Nalin Oberoi. Later that day, he refused to help a lady being attacked by goons and left. But he returned when he heard his uncle Bhim cry out, after being stabbed by the goons when he tried to help the lady. Pavitr gets his lesson of being the Spider-Man that with great powers come great responsibility.
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Next, Nalin Oberoi kidnaps Meera Jain and Aunt Maya to end Spider-Man as instructed by the demon. He takes them to the refinery outside Mumbai, where Pavitr fights Nalin. Here Oberoi touched Spiderman with the amulet to corrupt him but he remembers his uncle Bhim and rejects it with his willpower. In the process, the link between Nalin and demons also breaks and he becomes a human again.
Indian Spiderman: Powers and Abilities
- Abilities: He has abilities like every other superhuman from MCU including Superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, agility, durability, stamina, and ability to cling to solid surfaces.
- Accelerated Healing – Pavitr Prabhakar has a really fast healing factor. However, it’s nothing compared to Wolverine or Deadpool, but it’s better than most of the other Spider-Man versions.
- Genius Level Intellect: Pavitr Prabhakar is a born genius that helps him to get a scholarship in Mumbai.
- Precognitive Spider-sense: The spider-sense abilities are almost equal in most of the Spiderman and Pavitr is not different either.
Weakness of Indian Spiderman
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The character of Pavitr Prabhakar has played an important role in the spider verse story. However, his individual identity is yet to be explored in detail. As of now, his only weaknesses are Aunt Maya and Meera Jain. If a villain kidnaps two, then he can ask Spiderman to do anything he wants.