"Great Power"
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date April 1, 2012
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Alex Soto and Tim Eldered
Episode Guide
"Great Responsibility"

"Great Power" is the first episode of the first season of the Ultimate Spider-Man television series.


After a fight with Trapster, Nick Fury approaches Spider-Man and offers him to join S.H.I.E.L.D. and become the "ultimate Spider-Man". Spider-Man refuses, but Fury still gives him a new web-shooters.

Later, at Midtown High School, while talking to Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn, Peter feels his spider-sense go off. Suddenly, the Frightful Four appear (excluding the Trapster) and start terrorizing the school, saying that they know Spider-Man is a student at the school. After a distraction, Peter changes into his costume and wonders how the Frightful Four were able to track him. He then looks under his armpit and sees that there is a tracker there. He realizes the the Trapster must have put it on him during their fight.

Spider-Man is able to defeat the Frightful Four, but at the cost of Harry being injured by Klaw. After talking to Norman Osborn, Spider-Man decides to make his way to the Helicarrier to accept Fury's offer. He is attacked by the security system, but Fury deactivates it, and the episode ends with Spider-Man saying, "Uh...to be continued."

Voice Cast

Role(s) Voice Actor/Actress
Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Cop Drake Bell
Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus, Bentley Wittman/Wizard Tom Kenny
Eugene "Flash" Thompson, Harold "Harry" Osborn, Ulysses Klaue/Klaw Matt Lanter
May Parker Misty Lee
Stan Stan Lee
Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury, Principal Chi McBride
John Jonah Jameson Jr. J. K. Simmons
Mary Jane Watson, Thundra Tara Strong
Norman Osborn, Peter Petruski/Trapster Steven Weber


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