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The Tarantula is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics. He is an enemy of Spider-Man and the Punisher. Three individuals have used the Tarantula persona. They are Anton Miguel Rodriguez, Luis Alvarez, and Miguel Santiago.

History

Anton Miguel Rodriguez was a revolutionary against dictatorship, but he loved killing too much and was forced out. He then joined those who he first fought. There he got the costume and a name Tarantula. But when he killed a fellow officer, he was yet again forced out. He escaped to United States, where he started his criminal career.

On his first job he met Spider-Man and the Punisher who foiled his plans. He was thrown into prison, where he escaped thanks to Jackal, who used him as tool against Spider-Man. He tried several kidnapping jobs, but ultimately failed them. Frustrated on his defeats he subjected himself to experiment to duplicate Spider-Man's power.

The experiment went bad when Will-O-The-Wisp trashed the machines. Anton was turned into eight-limbed spider hybrid. His intelligence waned and appearance turned more spider-like with moments. In the end he jumped down from the roof goading for cops to shoot him, thus ending his life.

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Spider-Man 3: Eddie Brock/Venom | Flint Marko/Sandman | Harry Osborn/New Goblin | J. Jonah Jameson
The Amazing Spider-Man: Curt Connors/Lizard | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief | Norman Osborn
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Max Dillon/Electro | Harry Osborn/Green Goblin | Donald Menken | Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino | Alistair Smythe | Ashley Kafka | Felicia Hardy
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Bestman Salvage (Adrian Toomes/Vulture, Phineas Mason/Tinkerer, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1, Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 & Randy Vale) | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis
Venom: Eddie Brock/Venom | Carlton Drake/Riot | Roland Treece | Cletus Kasady
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Wilson Fisk/Kingpin | Aaron Davis/Prowler | Olivia Octavius/Doctor Octopus | Norman Osborn/Green Goblin | Lonnie Lincoln/Tombstone | Maximus Gargan/Scorpion | Vanessa Fisk | Richard Fisk
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Quentin Beck/Mysterio | William Ginter Riva | Victoria Snow | Guterman | Janice Lincoln | Elementals (Molten Man, Hydro-Man, Sandman, Cyclone & Elemental Fusion) | Skrulls (Talos) | Obadiah Stane | J. Jonah Jameson

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