Monday, June 14, 2010

Gwen Stacy

Real Name
Gwendolyne "Gwen" Stacy

College student


Place of Birth
Unrevealed, presumably New York City

Known Relatives
George Stacy (father, deceased), Helen Stacy (mother, deceased), Gabriel Stacy (son), Sarah Stacy (daughter), Arthur Stacy (uncle), Nancy Stacy (aunt), Paul Stacy (cousin), Jill Stacy (cousin), Gwen Miles and other Gwen Stacy clones (genetic identicals, some deceased)

Group Affiliation

College educated (science major, incomplete)


130 lbs.




Gwen Stacy was a gifted scholar in the field of biochemistry

Other Info
Gwen Stacy was Peter Parker's first true love. Gwen came to Empire State University from Standard High School, where she had been the resident "beauty queen." Arriving at ESU, she and fellow science major Harry Osborn befriended Flash Thompson. Flash attempted to introduce Harry and Gwen to Peter (his high school classmate) during their first chemistry lab. When a preoccupied Peter unintentionally ignored Flash and his new friends, Gwen and Harry did not take kindly to the perceived snub. However, over time, Peter reconciled with Gwen, Harry, and Flash. Despite her friends' misgivings about the bookish Peter, Gwen knew there was more to Peter than met the eye. And over time, Gwen found in her heart a true romantic attraction to Peter and they started a relationship. (To learn about Gwen's friends, click on their highlighted names above.)

Their relationship was immediately tested by the arrival of Mary Jane Watson (the spunky glamorous niece of Aunt May's friend, Anna Watson). An aspiring model, Mary Jane quickly fell in with Peter's crowd and showed an interest in Peter which caused tension between Gwen and MJ for some time. However, Mary Jane was far too wild and free to settle her heart on any one man, and Gwen knew right away Peter was the one for her. The pair soon surrendered to their love for one another. (To learn about Mary Jane or Aunt May, click on their highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the low-cut outfit worn by MJ on a picture on her bio page.)

Unfortunately, because of Peter's hidden life as Spider-Man, it was clear that Gwen and Peter's love affair would never run smoothly: missed dates, unexplained absences, secrets he could never tell. But, Gwen's father, retired police captain George Stacy, warmly approved of Peter and did what he could to keep the two young lovers together. (To learn about Gwen's father, click on his name

Later, the Kingpin brainwashed Capt. Stacy into stealing police records. After Peter published pictures exposing George Stacy, the Kingpin kidnapped George and Gwen. Spider-Man and Norman Osborn (he was in amnesiac state of not remembering he was the Green Goblin) rescued the two, though the Kingpin escaped. Afterward, Gwen visited Norman to thank him for saving her and her father's lives. There, she found Norman powerfully alluring and charismatic. Feeling both sympathetic and attracted to Osborn, a spontaneous affair between the two ensued, leaving Gwen pregnant with twins. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the Kingpin or the Green Goblin.)

Tragically, Gwen's father was later killed protecting an innocent child during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus. A saddened Gwen held Spider-Man responsible for her father's death. Peter withdrew while Gwen raged against his alter-ego. With her relationship with Peter in turbulence, and lacking parents at home, Gwen accepted the invitation of her Uncle Arthur and Aunt Nancy to live with them in London. Unable to reconcile how to convince Gwen to stay knowing she would ultimately find out he was secretly the person she hated, Peter let Gwen leave, even though she silently hoped Peter would propose marriage to her. (To learn about the villain above, just click on his highlighted name.)

Later, heroic deeds convinced Arthur that Spider-Man couldn't be responsible for his brother's death, and listening to her uncle, Gwen realized she may have expected too much of Peter and returned home again, certain she could salvage her relationship. Gwen was met by Peter's welcoming arms. However, During her absence, Norman became the Green Goblin again, Harry turned to drugs, while Mary Jane (Harry's supposed girlfriend) blatantly flirted with Peter.

Now that Gwen was back, Peter began hinting towards marriage. Peter took Gwen with him on an expedition and photo shoot of the Savage Land in Antarctica, where she acted as his model. However, during their time there, Gwen was captured by the colossal beast, Gog (which took Gwen back to its master, Kraven the Hunter, to be his queen). Fortunately, Gwen was saved when Spider-Man and Ka-Zar showed up and defeated Kraven and Gog. (To learn about the different villains above, just click on their highlighted names.)

Sometime later, Gwen became aware of her pregnancy and fled to Europe where she secretly carried the twins to full term, giving birth to Gabriel and Sarah. Norman Osborn arranged to provide for the twins in Paris while Gwen returned home and reunited with Peter. But, Gwen argued with Norman that she should raise the children, assuming that Peter's love would enable him to overlook her infidelity and they would marry. Gwen confided only in Mary Jane, who had overheard the argument and she promised to keep Gwen's secret. (To learn about Gwen's children, click on their names above. Note: Beware of the tight-fitting outfit worn by Sarah Stacy on her bio page.)

Later, the Green Goblin kidnapped Gwen and carried her to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Spider-Man arrived and was horrified to find the woman he loved in the hands of his nemesis. Spider-Man blazed into battle, but his ferocity was not enough to prevent the Goblin from pushing Gwen off the bridge. In his last desperate act to save his beloved, Spider-Man fired a slender web-line that caught Gwen by her ankle, stopping her fall before she hit the water. However, her neck snapped. Raising her up, Spider-Man discovered she was already dead. The Goblin taunted him, saying that Gwen had been killed by the shock of the fall before he caught her. Either way, Gwen had died.

Peter recently used money he was paid to protect a corrupt mob boss to establish a memorial library in Gwen Stacy's name. When the Scarlet Witch's powers transformed the entire world into an alternate reality set under the rule of Magneto (the House of M), Peter and Gwen were married and had a child named Richard. Unfortunately, that reality was terminated, and life was returned back to the current time-line (aka Earth 616) with Gwen Stacy dead. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the character, event, and time-line above. Note: Beware of a revealing outfit worn by a character on the House of M bio page. Also, on one of the pictures of the House of M - Magneto bio page.)

There have some clones of Gwen Stacy, engineered by her college professor, Dr. Miles Warren (aka Jackal). However, the most stable, which went by the the name Gwen Miles, was married to a clone of Dr. Warren. There was a time when the clone saw photos of Spider-Man and Peter Parker and it triggered memories from the real Gwen Stacy. However, nothing became of this, and the true Gwen Stacy is still dead. (To learn about the Jackal, click on his name above.)

To learn more about Gwen Stacy, click on the following link,,_Gwen.


  1. Wow... the movies really did combine Gwen and MJ. I didn't know it was Gwen on the bridge, and it's sad how she really died.

    Also, in the movies Gwen's father is J. Jonah Jameson... who does NOT like Spiderman, or Peter all that much... what a twisted world the movie created.

  2. I know. It's crazy how they combined a lot of both Gwen and MJ's storylines for the movies.

    Not to correct, but Gwen is not J. Jonah Jameson's daughter in the movies. She is the daughter of the Police Captain in "Spider-Man 3." However, J. Jonah Jameson's son appears in "Spider-Man 2," and I might actually highlight him soon. :-)

  3. I didn't find anything on Marvel but is there a reason for the clones? Are they just an experiment with no living original to complain about having copies of themselves running around?

  4. Well, Dr. Miles Warren was in love with Gwen Stacy a bit. And at first, he used the clones to pester Spider-Man after Gwen Stacy had died. But, then later, one of his clones (aka Warren Miles) married one of the Gwen Stacy clones (aka Gwen Miles). However, the original Gwen was not alive when all the clones were running around. Does that answer you question? I hope so. If not, let me know. :-)

    Speaking of clones, it is very interesting to go through to see all the different type of Spider-Man clones that Dr. Warren created as well. There are Kaine, Scarlet Spider, Spidercide, and more.