PL 3 (50)
ST 8 (-1) DEX 14 (+2) CON 12 (+1) INT 12 (+1) WIS 14 (+2) CHA 20 (+5)
Acrobatics 3 (+5)
Bluff 2 (+7)
Drive 2 (+4)
Knowledge (Pop Culture) 7 (+8.)
Perform (Acting) 2 (+7)
Perform (Dancing) 4 (+9)
Profession (Modelling) 8 (+9)
Sense Motive 4 (+6)
Toughness +1, Fortitude +2, Reflex +4, Will +5
Attack +3, Damage -1, Defense +4, Initiative +2
Abilities: 20 / Skills: 32--8 / Feats: 2 / Powers: 0 / Saves: 6 /Combat: 14 (50)
-Figured I'd stat some of the supporting cast. MJ was brought into the Spider-Man books after a long-running gag of Peter being afraid to meet what was surely Aunt May's friend's ugly neice. What he got, everybody knows. Originally a ditzy, brain-dead party-girl, MJ was portrayed as a total loon, and by far the worst offender of what Stan Lee thought 1960s teenagers talked like (Petey only called people "pussycat" 100 times an issue, MJ was EVEN WORSE). Though still not as bad as most of what DC was doing with teen characters. Eventually, they decided to have her partying ways a result of a crappy home life, and turned her into the best supporting character in comics, finally marrying Peter after years of them trying to make his bachelor ways a big, fun mess constantly. Marvel would of course try to break them up several times after this, as soon as certain people couldn't think of any more stories to write about a married man (ignore the fact that nearly every show on TV has married couples on it). We'll see if this last one takes.
-Obviously MJ is no combatant, nor are most of the supporting cast. She's got a lot of little talents, though nobody would mistake her for a great actress (most of the 90s were spent with her on a Melrose Place-inspired soap), she IS extremely hot, and that makes dancing and modelling one heck of a lot easier.
JOE "ROBBIE" ROBERTSON
PL 2 (47)
ST 12 (+1) DEX 12 (+1) CON 14 (+2) INT 14 (+2) WIS 16 (+3) CHA 12 (+1)
Bluff 4 (+5)
Diplomacy 4 (+5)
Drive 4 (+5)
Gather Information 4 (+5)
Investigate 7 (+10)
Knowledge (Streetwise) 4 (+6)
Knowledge (Current Events) 8 (+10)
Knowledge (Pop Culture) 4 (+6)
Notice 4 (+7)
Profession (Newspaperman) 8 (+10)
Sense Motive 5 (+8.)
Toughness +2, Fortitude +4, Reflex +2, Will +4
Attack +2, Damage -1, Defense +2, Initiative +2
Abilities: 20 / Skills: 56--14 / Feats: 1 / Powers: 0 / Saves: 4 /Combat: 8 (47)
-Robbie Robertson was added to the Spidey cast for a bit of racial equality (it was the 70s, which was also the decade that gave us the black kid on Charlie Brown, and Chuck 'n' Nancy from Archie Comics). He was the yin to Jonah's yang, a smart, wise old leader who was a bit more street-smart and knoweldgeable, as well as not being a giant hard-ass. It's been implied from time to time that he suspects Peter's been Spidey all along. I'd say he's my favorite of the supporting cast overall.
-Less capable at an older age than MJ (if only because he's slower), he's got a ton of skills, most benefitting his job as a newsman.
J. JONAH JAMESON
PL 2 (40)
ST 10 DEX 10 CON 12 (+1) INT 14 (+2) WIS 14 (+2) CHA 14 (+2)
Bluff 4 (+6)
Drive 5 (+6)
Gather Information 6 (+8.)
Intimidate 6 (+8.)
Investigate 5 (+7)
Knowledge (Current Events) 10 (+12)
Knowledge (Business) 8 (+10)
Profession (Newspaperman) 8 (+10)
Benefit (Wealth & Status in New York) 1, Well-Informed, Rage 1
Toughness +1, Fortitude +1 (+3 Rage), Reflex +1, Will +3 (+5 Rage)
Attack +2, Damage +0 (+2 Rage), Defense +2 (+0 Rage), Initiative +0
Abilities: 14 / Skills: 52--13 / Feats: 3 / Powers: 0 / Saves: 2 /Combat: 8 (40)
-J. Jonah Jameson's a classic, and one of the most famous supporting characters for a reason. Totally crazy and insane, he still has good reasons for hating Spider-Man (well, not so much good as understandable)- he views himself as a weaker man than Spidey, and thus resents him and feels he has to tear him down. Plus he thinks Spidey cock-blocked his son from fame during his second adventure.
-Jonah's the same PL as Robbie, but only because of his berserk rages.
PL 4 (50)
ST 16 (+3) DEX 14 (+2) CON 15 (+2) INT 10 WIS 10 CHA 14 (+2)
Drive 6 (+8.)
Intimidate 4 (+6)
Profession (Athlete/Gym Coach) 7 (+7)
Profession (Soldier) 5 (+5)
Survival 2 (+2)
Equipment 2 (Cool Car), Improved Aim, Precise Shot
Toughness +2, Fortitude +4, Reflex +4, Will +1
Attack +4, Damage +3, Defense +4, Initiative +2
Abilities: 19 / Skills: 24--6 / Feats: 4 / Powers: 0 / Saves: 5 /Combat: 16 (50)
-Flash has had a weird run in Spidey books. Initially a blowhard jock full of bravado, he pulled a classic Steve Ditko twist and started growing slowly less brash, until Romita & Lee fully fleshed him out as the son of an alcoholic, and a generally good kid with some bad habits. He even made up with Peter to the point of being best man at his wedding, and got his own story arc as a recovering drunk himself. Of course, recent years served to try to reinvent him as a nemesis again. The character has an unfortunate amount of baggage attached to him now (having dated Felicia Hardy, MJ AND Betty Brant over the years), but he's still one of the genuinely great things about Spider-Man comics, a bad guy who turned out to be decent after all.
-Flash is stronger and tougher than most of the other Spidey supporting people, being a big, tough jock who's also an ex-soldier. He's no match for any Spidey villains, or Peter himself as Spidey, but he could knock around someone like J.J. pretty easily.