- “Engineered from genetically-enhanced spiders, Oscorp's BioCable tensile strength is unparalleled. We're just beginning to understand all the potential industrial applications. A single pellet can safely store several hundred metres of the light weight cable.”
- ―A description of Oscorp's BioCable.[src]
Web-shooters are technology used by Peter Parker during his exploits as Spider-Man. They were created from Peter Parker's incredible intellect in order to further advance his spider-like abilities. Spider-Man uses the shooters for various purposes, such as deactivating multiple devices, immobilizing opposing enemies and even traveling through New York by swinging from building to building.
Peter came across the webbing technology that he was going to use as Spider-Man when he entered the "BioCable Development Unit" in Oscorp Tower, where he was also granted his spider like-powers. It is unknown how he managed to purchase the product, but he had a box of 24 of the biocable storage devices and managed to apply them to his needs by putting inside of his self-invented web-shooters. They featured a small web cartridge for Spidey to hold and reload his webs. The web-shooter appeared circular with a short tube emerging from the front for the web to exit. When activated, the cartridge flashed a small red light to indicate its function. In his climatic fight on the Oscorp roof-top with Lizard, Spider-man's original web-shooters were destroyed.
Following the originals' destruction, Peter re-created the web-shooters. The new designs were in the form of a 3-dimensional hexagonal shape and red in colour to match his suit. The web-shooters were later modified with Gwen Stacy's assistance as the webbing conducted electricity. He did this in order to defend himself from Electro. Peter also incorporated an MP3 player into his web-shooters so he could listen to music while swinging through the streets of New York.
The Amazing Spider-Man (video game)Edit
Spider-Man's web-shooters do not light up, and are only visible on his original suit.
- Peter's original intent for the shooters' designs were different from what they look like now.