Spoiler SEASON 05 - EPISODE 09: Secret Wars - The Arrival: Spider-Man is thrown down Madame Web's wormhole Madame Web: "Are you afraid?" Spider-Man: "No" Madame Web: " You will be, Spider-Man. You.. Will.. Be" She removes her goggles and says "Soon you will face the greatest challenge in your life. Look into my eyes" And she changes his costume colors to negative and paralyze him, he feels this was a trap (understandable). New male voice: "This.. is the one? This fragile being? I have great reservations that he could succeed" says Mr. glowing eyes in the sky. Madame Web: "Nevertheless... he is the one. He alone can make the difference between existence, and destruction. I'll wager that he may surprise you, put him to the test." Glowing eyes in the sky: "I shall, let us begin." And Spider-Man's colors are normal once more. He can move, he's dropped. "Web, what did you...?" Glowing eyes: "Greetings.. Spider-Man, Peter Parker." Spider-Man: "Who, or what are you?" "No doubts I startle you. Let me assume a more familiar form." (and he becomes Shang Tsung with Wolverine/Alistair Smythe hairstyle hybrid.) "Think of me as one from beyond. Call me.. the Beyonderrr." (I won't enter your apartment to request that you teach me how to use the lavatory) Beyonder: "My servant.. known as Madame Web.. and I, are beings that can take many forms. We have traveled a long way, and have seen many curiosities." Beyonder: "The concept of good and evil perplexed us, but since you are a force of good you were chosen" Spider-Man: "For what?" Madame Web: "The ultimate test; good against evil" Beyonder: "Yes. I want to know which side is stronger" (Haven't you seen enough in your observations?" Spidey: "You're crazy. You can't do that" Beyonder: "You're wrong. I have an experiment, look" (shows him a planet in a visual portal) "This planet has known peace for centuries. Their technology eliminated problems, evil is an unknown here. I shall introduce evil to this planet" Spider-Man objects and webs him, but Beyonder becomes a portal letting the web pass through him and levitates Spider-Man and drops him, does that Ermac attack to him. Beyonder's choices for evil are Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom, Alistair Smythe, Lizard, and Red Skull. "I'll introduce them to this heavenly haven, and make it Heavenly Haven from Judge Dredd the movie". Web rejects Spudey's pleas, and Beyonder shows him what the villains do as soon as they reach the planet. (nice and happy planet inhabitants immediately know fear as soon as Lizard is teleported in, they run away from the standing in his place reptile). Beyonder speeds time, and shows Spider-Man the results of villains being injected into this world. Spider-Man angrily asks "You have to wreck an entire civilization to prove evil is bad? You're insane" Beyonder: "Save this planet or die" and teleports Spider-Man to an isolated lab with a teleporter, and charges it to make Spider-Man able to summon a few allies. "You can only choose a fixed number of allies" (he doesn't tell him the limit) "This computer has data on heroes you need, use it wisely" and vanishes. Spider-Man looks at the chessboard showing the villains he's up against, and decides his allies based on what he can think of. Doctor Doom? Fantastic Four must be summoned. And Iron Man, the armored avenger to help against armored villain. Red Skull? Captain America Computer says he can summon one last person, he calls for data on the X-Men and chooses Storm. "Bring them here, now" And one big laser beam summons them all at once. Storm: "What's going on?" Spider-Man: "That's my fault, I guess. I brought you here" Thing demands an immediate explanation, Iron Man tries to calm him down but Ben is in a bad mood now and tosses him aside. The Golden Avenger pushes back, and the Human Torch joins in on the fight. Mr. Fantastic wants to calm Human Torch down, Spider-Man webs the human matchstick mid flight and that douses his flames. Reed grabs him and places him gently on the floor. Cap calms everyone and says "We've got to figure what's going on" And Spider-Sense tingles, Lizard breaks a door and squeezes Spider-Man, blames him for being caged. Cap tells the rest to form a perimeter around Lizard, he Iron Man, and Mr. Fantastic hold down the Lizard who tosses two of the biggest Avengers with ease, not mention one of them is one of the more powerful members, and then shoves the charging Ben Grimm with ease, and tosses elastic scientist aside. Iron Man stun blasts him, and it works. Spider-Man finally explains what's going on..... He can't say the name of the planet or the location of the Beyonder, both are mysteries to him. Iron man examines the equipment and is impressed by what he sees, whoever was here was able to restrain the Lizard. Reed wonders why this place in a planet controlled by villains is vacant, Ben and Torch are bent on wanting to fight Spider-Man, Lizard breaks a wall to leave. The heroes go after the Lizard and Spider-Man senses danger, Lizard was gone and is suddenly tossed out of sand A giant worm with no eyes gets out, and another one, and they are four. Spider-Man tells everyone to head back to the lab and they run. On worm attacks Cap and Spidey, other heroes attack it. Storm is grabbed by another worm as she attacks this one and is saved by Iron Man. They run, Lizard is unconscious, Spider-Man wants to save him, Iron Man is surprised at Spider-Man saying the creature is his friend, Susan Storm picks him up and they enter the lab. Susan forms a barrier to keep the giant worms out, Reed finds that Spider-Man was telling the truth, and this was a fortress against villains, the worms were protection against villains (how were they summoned to this area? Or how did the freedom fighters build nest in this dangerous area?) They figure this place had its own force-field generator, but it ran out of power cause Lizard smashed the generator. Susan is growing tired of keeping her force-field up with all the worms pounding. Spider-Man suggests that Storm should summon electricity to recharge this force-field, she does, and the barrier protects them and pushes the worms away. Lizard is on an operating table. Reed thinks he can revive him, and scan shows him there are two minds within this body, the savage one is unconscious, and Reed revives the mind of Connors to awaken him. Connors is awakened, briefed, and agrees to join the fight on the side of his friends. Amends are made, alliances are forged, they all agree to face the evil to show Beyonder that good can win. Madame Web and her master (they never met in the comics) view this thing, Web is pleased with Spider-Man, Beyonder is still not satisfied. Spider-Man records his memories of this battle, so this should not stick to being a Secret War. .................................................. There is some goofiness in Beyonder's plans, but this is a solid start. 4.25/5 Tremor worms This show did not run out of movie references yet.