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Real Name
Current Alias

Mary Jane




John Jonah Jameson (ex-almost-father-in-law) John Jameson (ex-almost=husband)






Marital Status

former waitress, former actress, jazz club singer

Peter Parker's girlfriend

Place of Birth
Somewhere in America

First appearance
Last appearance



In Spider-Man, Mary Jane is Peter Parker's childhood and high school crush and only sweetheart. At the time, she was dating the high school bully, Flash Thompson. Flash and MJ break up at their high school grad ceremony. Mary Jane begins to pursue a career of acting, but she secretly waitresses at a diner, after being rejected at an audition. Parker's friend, Harry Osborn, is her first boyfriend after leaving high school, but she falls in love with Parker and his alter-ego, Spider-Man. In arguably the film's most ionic scene, she shares a passionate kiss with Spider-Man while he is suspended upside down. Mary Jane begins to grow more distant from Harry, denying his advances. Her feelings for Parker grow when he tells her what he supposedly told Spider-Man about her. After Harry sees Peter and MJ holding hands in the hospital room of Aunt May, he gets angry and breaks up with her.

Harry's father Norman Osborn (who is also the Green Goblin) knows of Spider-Man's secret identity and finds out about his feelings for Marry Jane from his son. He kidnaps her and holds her over the Queensboro Bridge, telling Spider-Man that he must choose between her and a group of children of children caught in the Roosevelt Island tram car. Spider-Man manages to save both Mary Jane and the children. (In the comics, it was Gwen Stacy who was held over a bridge, and Spider-Man's attempt to save her failed). At the end of the film, Mary Jane tells Peter that she loves him and they kiss. She states that when she was over the bridge she thought about Peter. Mary Jane realized that he was always there for her. However, Peter shies away from her as he is afraid for her safety, and thus does not want to get involved with her. MJ is heartbroken by his rejection, but realizes that her kiss with Peter reminded her of the one she shared with Spider-Man and suspects that he is the hero.

In Spider-Man 2, Mary Jane want to start a relationship with Peter Parker. Peter backs away from a relationship with her even though he wants one because he fears for her safety. In her frustration Mary Jane goes on to have a relationship with John Jameson, the astronaut son of Daily bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, whom she tells him about at his birthday party. Prior to this, Harry said that she was waiting for him. Much to Peter's delight, he sees her billboard picturing her modeling for a perfume near the pizza place he works at.

Later, Peter decides that being Spider-Man is not what he wants and he attempts to start a relationship with her. Mary Jane pushes him away this time because she is getting married to John Jameson, but secretly does want a relationship with Peter, although she tries to convince herself otherwise. She is also agitated at Peter because he fails to see her star in The Importance of Being Earnest, which John, Harry, and Aunt May have seen, some of them more than once. Even her drunk verbally abusive father went backstage to ask for money. When Peter does arrive to see it for the first time, a snooty usher, named Waldo in the novelization of Spider-Man 2, stops him. The second attempt to see it, which is successful, is when he tries to reconnect with her. After Mary Jane kisses John, in a manner that is reminiscent of the upside-down kiss between her and Spider-Man from the first Spider-Man movie, she finds that she may want a relationship with Peter Parker.

She meets Peter in a coffee shop where she asks for a kiss to confirm her belief that he is Spider-Man. Just before Peter can kiss her, Doctor Octopus kidnaps her and runs away. Doctor Octopus takes her to an abandoned pier where Spider-Man confronts him. Spider-Man pulls his mask off in hopes of getting Doctor Octopus to come back to his senses, and Mary Jane sees that Spider-Man and Peter Parker are one and the same.

After Peter saves her and Doctor Octopus is killed, Mary Jane prepares to marry John Jameson, but she leaves him at the altar, goes to Peter's apartment, and expresses that she loves Peter.

In Spider-Man 3, Both Mary Jane and Harry Osborn now know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. In the film, Peter is intending to ask MJ to marry him. When he reports the good news to his Aunt May, she is delighted and asks Peter to give her engagement ring as a gift to Mary Jane. However, Peter becomes slightly overconfident due to Spider-Man's success. Meanwhile, Mary Jane's Broadway debut takes a turn for the worst when she fails to protect her voice and gain good reviews. Unaware to this incident, Peter accidentally pushes Mary Jane away, thinking he understands her situation. She also begins a rivalry with Gwen Stacy for Peter's affections. Having been replaced on Broadway by her understudy and then having to work at a jazz club, MJ and Peter's relationship worsens when Spider-Man is unexpectedly kissed by Gwen Stacy in front of a whole crowd of people the same way MJ kissed Spider-Man in the first film. When Peter attempts to propose to MJ that same night, the appearance of Gwen Stacy at the same restaurant prompts her to become upset and leave.

Mary Jane, feeling alone and despondent, calls Harry Osborn, who recently lost his memory and hatred of Spider-Man after being defeated in an aerial battle as the evil New Goblin. They renew their bond, and in a moment of joy, Mary Jane kisses Harry. Realizing what she is doing, Mary Jane quickly leaves, the emotional turmoil restores Harry's memories and his mission to destroy Spider-Man as the New Goblin. He confronts MJ in her apartment, and threatens to kill Peter if she does not break up with him. Following Harry's orders, she breaks up with Peter. Peter, heartbroken and upset, refuses to tolerate these tragedies, and turns to the Symbiote suit, which enhances his aggression.

One night, Peter decides to go to MJ's jazz club with Gwen Stacy to make MJ jealous. He shows her up on stage by playing the piano, and makes a big show of dancing with Gwen. Gwen, realizing that she is being used as a prop to make MJ jealous, apologizes and leaves. MJ is still visibly shaken when Peter decides to confront her at the bar, and he is assaulted by two of the club's bouncers. A fight ensues, and Mary Jane tries to stop Peter. Thinking she was another bouncer, Peter strikes her, only to turn around and realize that it was Mary Jane he just hit. Peter, realizing what the evil Symbiote is trying to do, leaves the club.

Peter tears the Symbiote off his body at a church bell-tower. During the struggle, it falls on Eddie Brock Jr. standing below and creates Venom. At his apartment, Peter fears that even though the Symbiote was responsible for current events, he may not be able to put MJ first, and gives his wedding ring back to Aunt May, who convinces him that if he tries his best, he can put things right. Meanwhile, Venom recruits an uneasy Sandman, and kidnaps Mary Jane, holding her hostage at a construction site, where a climatic battle takes place between the team ov Venom and Sandman against Spider-Man and his friend, Harry Osborn a.k.a. the New Goblin. In the fight, Harry defeats Sandman, but is impaled by Venom with his own glider. After Spider-Man defeats Venom, he goes to the wounded Harry, alongside whom Mary Jane is also present. Harry does not survive his injuries and dies in the arms of Mary Jane and Spider-Man.

After attending the funeral of their friend, Peter and Mary Jane renew their relationship.

Mary Jane in film

In all films to date, the character of Mary Jane Watson was played by Kirsten Dunst.


Mary Jane in Spider-Man

Mary Jane in Spider-Man 2

Mary Jane in "Spider-man 3"

Powers and Abilities




She is a skilled actress and singer

Strength level

Normal human female


None known


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