Film Theory: The Spiderman 2 Mystery! Why Spiderman Lost His Powers!

Am 10 Jan 2019 veröffentlicht
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We've seen a lot of Spider-Man lately. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and soon Spider-Man: Far From Home. Before that we saw Andrew Garfield slinging webs with Emma Stone for a couple movies, but I want you to think FURTHER back. That's right, I'm talking Tobey Maguire Spider-Man.
Remember how at the end of his first movie EVERYTHING had gone wrong? Norman Osborn - the Green Goblin - was gone, his best friend was fatherless, Uncle Ben did what all Uncle Ben's do, etc.. It was all very sad. In Spider-Man 2, we see a Spider-Man without his powers. I want to talk about WHY he lost his powers. What made our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man just plain, old Peter Parker?
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  • One thing you missed sandman didn't shoot uncle Ben, it was the robber


  • I guess Peter was "far from home"

  • OK before I actually watch the video, I never really thought the missing powers thing would warrant a theory video as when I first watched me and my brothers always thought it was psychological effect from you know... his life literally getting shat on up to that point. I thought the movie made it pretty clear with the tone the movie used, but meh could be wrong. Back to the video. EDIT * Aww I was hoping it would be like some different that caused the missing powers, oh well maybe next time

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  • 10:15 I thought that's called "network orientation" said Mr. Austin back at Game Theory on "Kris isn't evil" video

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  • I see that once again you are advocating for mental health issues. Way to go MatPat! Here's another idea: why is it that in the third film when the new evidence arises of his uncle's death, he seems to have no problem with his powers, but instead goes emo on us? It may actually be a theory worth exploring in a sequel episode down the road.

  • Can you make a ytp series of theory man? Please?

  • is anyone else having flash backs to the green-lantern suit Why green mat pat Whhhhhhhhhhhy.

  • 1:05 worst sound I have ptsd from that

  • Okay, but for real, that color scheme tho. If Amalgam Universe ever returns, Iron Lantern can fuck off. I want a GL Spider Man. XD

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  • I thought everyone knew this lol 😂

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  • 8:32 tho RAR XD

  • You could’ve added in the intro and stupid bears

  • No Pizza time could lead to PTSD too.. Just a friendly reminder..

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  • 11:12 well you're in luck cause they did that in spiderverse

  • When you can't watch a single thing without making a theory

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  • Why is it almost everyone in theories have PTSD? Too much PTSD!

  • Shit I might have PTSD I can't get one of my friends out of my head ever since she left me (told me to fuck off then blocked me) and I have all but the physical thing for PTSD every day

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  • I think that the spider man into the spider verse movie proves this to be true


  • theory man will join smash ;---;

  • *Y’all, I think I have PTSD*

  • This needs to be an intro.

  • Cause Thanos Snapped his finger

  • Spiderpig... Spiderpig.... Does whatever a spiderpig does.... :P

  • His comedy is so bad and unfunny like people only watch your channel for game theories not for failing comedy

  • 2:30 why doesn't Spidey have brain damage

  • 1:19 LUCUS THE SPIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :3:3:3:3:3:3

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  • Great video in so many ways . Great edition . Very funny and very well informed. Thankyou

  • I don’t know, I feel like the DNA change could have been a temporary thing to avoid serious genetic disorders, but instead of totally going away it goes into “ hibernation “ until he needs them most

  • Something new to ask my doctor about.

  • Can we agree MattPat that Spidey had a case of the Yipps?

  • Absolutely LOVE the intro

  • Spider-pig spider-pig, does whatever a spider big does

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  • I mean I watched those movies when I was like 14 and even I remember putting together that 'spiderman lost his powers because bad things are happening to him and the powers are somehow tied to his emotions and belief in himself' so i never really considered it a mystery that they stopped working u just have to,,,, not be stupid

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  • How is this theory worthy, because I can't be the only one who found this blatantly obvious the first time they watched it as a kid

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  • I have a theory about spiderman HOW DID HE COME BACK IN SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME

  • I thought (in my teenage years) he lost his powers because he was starting to stop loving Mary Jane. Think about it, the spider has bitten Peter when he was taking pictures of her, he was in love. When Mary got engaged the reality that he won't be able to be with her makes him lost his powers. And everytime he sees Mary with his friend the reality weighs like an anvil to the ground. That's why in the end of spider-man 2 his powers got back just to save her. And that's why at the end of SM2 Mary run away of her wedding to Peter's house, and Peter got back at the spider-man life full recovered.

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  • Ha I'm the meme guy and I'm going to make a meme

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  • I think everyone should watch this

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  • Got press that F for respects yo! I mean for neighbor girl. Rip neighbor girl romance.

  • Matt pat can u make a dexter theory (not dexters lab the serial killer)

  • I thought they explained it as psychosomatic because of his struggle to fit his human world with his hero world. He went to the doctor and everything.

  • At first I was cringing at the intro but then I remembered how bad/good the original was and got over it.

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  • Maguire's spiderman is the only spiderman

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  • Eee busted imune sistem when its "dangeros" unwanted I wont argue with you Good job

  • (Start) was soooo bad but i was lol

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  • Propably cause *he didn't feel so good*

  • Stop talking trash about my childhood hero

  • Pizza time

  • i really thought this was going to be about the new Spiderman movie

  • Real fans who actually pay attention to the moview knew why Peter lost his powers. The only thing that wasn't answered is why his powers returned at that very moment. Not slowly or one by one, like the way he lost them. All the powers came back at once with full strength right into that moment in restaurant. This is what wasn't answered.

  • It was obvious it was stress. I thought he was going to explain actual science why his specific powers failed due to chemical/psychological changes that occur in the body when under stress, but I guess not. Saying “he was stressed” could have been inferred from the movies - this is not a theory. Disappointed.

  • *rent?*

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  • I really like the video(and you for that matter) but while we are on the Spiderman topic you should dissect something from Spider-Man homecoming or even the new car from home trailer. Just a suggestion 🙂

  • That...... Actually makes scene in both real world and comic book world

  • Also this doesn't happen to any other heroes EVER!

  • I assumed his body "felt" he hated being Spider-Man & his body said "Fuck it, don't have powers then." & then when he did want to be Spider-Man again, his body gave powers back.

  • It is also important to note how Peter's loss and regaining of his powers has a lot to do with how he feels about Mary Jane. The first time his powers fail comes directly after he sees MJ kissing John. When he loses his powers later and ultimately gives up being Spider-Man, it comes directly after he witnesses MJ and John getting engaged. When his powers finally do come back, it is right when MJ gets captured by Doc Ock.

  • You didn't need a 12-minute video with ads. Are you at a say was Peter Parker and Spider-Man lives were Crossing Over. Thats it

  • *spider-man have crippling depression*

  • I kinda thought the reason was obvious

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  • Well in the 90s Spider-Man he loses his power because he was undergoing a mutation into the man spider so maybe there was a plan to do the man spider if they got past the 3rd movie

  • I, for one, love Turn Off The Dark. It is a technical marvel and is a living comic book. Sure, the Arachne subplot may have been a tad taboo and not needed but it added to the absurdity, which aided in the show's favor. It took one tone and ran with it

  • that beating in the background music is super fucking annoying

  • it's funny, I've actually always thought that he lost his powers because of the the things that happened to him and him doubting himself and his powers. Didn't make the full jump to PTSD, but I think I was pretty close.

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  • Sure, MatPat, You proved his link with the disorder, but i haven't got the connection of the disorder to the loss of his powers. Like do the symptoms of PTSD include loss of spidey-powers?

    • It is a theory they are connected. Loss of ability to focus. Or just changes in the chemicals in his body due to depression and PTDD causing an imbalance.

  • spidey didn’t kill osborne in the fight osborne killed himself trying to kill spiderman 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Spidy didn't kill Norman, Norman killed Norman. Matpat, you know the spirit of the situations of the two deaths are different.