THE Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with heroes and trilogies, Iron Man For Ant-Man and the Wasp. But, of all Marvel heroes, Peter Parker’s Spider Man saga is the franchise’s best trilogy. Since Peter Parker was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, his first independent film didn’t need to do the work for audiences to love it. Fans had already quickly grown to love Spider-Man during his time with Tony Stark and battling with the Avengers. Spider-Man: Homecoming could jump straight into character and story, which takes a relatable approach as Peter wants to be recognized for his abilities, but also wants to attend the school dance.

While each solo hero movie features supporting characters who become more critical in the franchise, such as Rhodey, Sam Wilson, and Bucky Barnes, Spider Man creates a solid trio of friends in Peter, Ned and MJ. Throughout the trilogy, Peter is never forced to fight Ned or MJ, and they serve as a strong support system for him. But, Spider-Man: No Coming Home also proved the trilogy was ready for massive sacrifices and devastating twists when Peter Parker said goodbye to all he had known to save the world.

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ten The development of Peter Parker is noticeable

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter is a horny kid desperate to get in on the action, if his constant texting Happy is any indication. He was excited to join the Avengers in Germany and wants to prove himself as a member of the team. In Spider-Man: No Coming HomePeter has been through so much because of Infinity War, EndgameAnd Far from home that what excites him the most is spending a few minutes away from prying eyes. While he wants to continue to fight crime, he understands the stakes, the risks and the losses much better.

9 The trio Peter, MJ and Ned

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Although Peter is competent, having people by his side never hurts. Ned and MJ become his most loyal followers once they discover his identity. In No coming home, Ned and MJ insist on helping Peter, and after he allows them to get more involved, the trio works perfectly together. They balance each other out and help each other deal with college rejection letters. MJ and Ned refuse to allow Peter to forget who he is, and their presence helps him remind Peter why he is fighting.

8 Homecoming reminds viewers that Peter is still a child

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After participating in an Avengers Civil War, it would be easy to determine that Peter is in cahoots with the rest of the group, as he might just be fighting back. Spider-Man: Homecoming makes the smart decision to prevent this from becoming a reality. Peter is still a teenager worried about girls, though his interest in becoming an Avenger has grown since meeting Tony Stark. At every turn, as Peter begins to understand what it means to be Spider-Man, the film also reinforces that Peter is still a child growing up in the world. He’s not an adult, and by the end of the film, he accepts that the best thing he can do is remain a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

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7 Far From Home is also a romantic comedy

    Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Zendaya as MJ in a scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home
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For viewers who don’t like action movies, Far from home doubles as a romantic comedy. While much of the plot revolves around Spider-Man helping Nicky Fury, the other central storyline follows. Peter wants to win MJ. Peter’s attempts at dating or showing his romantic interest in MJ most often go awry when he has to become Spider-Man. But that doesn’t take away from the fun and awkwardness that follows Peter’s attempts to tell MJ how he feels.

6 No Way Home has a tragic plot ending

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Thor: Ragnarok was perhaps the closest to a tragic end, as it features the destruction of Asgard. However, Peter’s massive sacrifice sweeps the rug from under him. From the moment Peter toyed with Doctor Strange’s spell, it was clear that it would only return to chaos. But there was no way of knowing how devastating the result would be. As holes in the multiverse tear their reality apart, Peter has only one choice to protect his world. Doctor Strange’s spell makes everyone remember Spider-Man, but forgets Peter Parker. Peter must lose everyone he loves because they forget who he is and his identity as Spider-Man. At the end of the film, Peter has no one.

5 Peter’s relationship with Tony Stark

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Tony takes on the role of father figure for Peter in a trilogy that never features an Uncle Ben. Peter looks up at Tony, and Tony misses Peter horribly when the Snap picks him up. Tony’s death plays a major role in Far from home. Not only does Peter have to deal with the grief of losing someone so close, but he also has to deal with the question of whether he is the new Iron Man. Tony’s death haunts Peter, but showing Peter cares deeply about him also helps the way Peter handles Mysterio.

4 Coming of Age Stories

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School dances, first relationships, and college applications are all part of the coming-of-age process, and all three are only featured in the Spider Man trilogy. No other trilogy in the MCU features all three stories, but the saga remembers Peter as a teenager and works from that. The use of coming-of-age stories makes Peter relatable, as everyone can remember when they were dealing with something similar. On the other hand, Tony Stark, the billionaire; Steve Rogers, the woke super soldier; and Thor, the God, are all slightly more difficult to understand.

3 Uses the multiverse to his advantage

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As the MCU moved into the Multiverse Saga, Spider-Man: No Coming Home arguably took the most significant advantage of what that could mean. The MCU used the previous Spider Man movies by bringing in old villains from when they were defeated and introducing them to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Bringing in Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield also helps solidify the ties between the three Spider Man franchises, while bringing everything together to allow the MCU to explore the multiverse.

2 An open ending that leaves room for more

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Since no one remembers Peter Parker, but he continued to be Spider-Man, his story can continue in many ways. Whether Peter reunites with MJ and Ned or gets more involved with other MCU heroes, the possibilities are endless. With Doctor Strange and Wong still around, there could always be a possibility that Peter could find a way to restore everyone’s memories, or at least everyone who knew the truth before Mysterio blew his life away.

1 They all work as standalone movies

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Each Spider Man The film tells a different story that never feels too tied to the identity of the previous film. Spider-Man: Far From Home does not rely on the events described in Back home, the only essentials being Peter mourning Tony and Ned knowing Peter’s identity. Go in No coming home, the most far-reaching consequence is how Mysterio reveals Peter’s identity. Otherwise, most of what happened in Far from home, aside from Peter and MJ getting together, is left in the past. Each film has its unique and essential story, which makes them all enjoyable to watch individually, rather than needing the background to figure out what’s going on.