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This character is non-canon to Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Do not categorize this page under Spider-Man: TAS Heroes, Spider-Man: TAS Villains, Spider-Man: TAS Characters or Earth-92131 characters.

Beetle was an enemy of Spider-Man and Iron Man.

History

Armor Wars

Sometime later Justin Hammer gave Beetle stolen Stark Enterprises weapons that he incorporated into his suit. Beetle then attempted to steal a Tibetan diamond from an auction at the Museum of Modern Art. Iron Man quickly took Beetle down and placed a negator pack on his armor which caused a short circuit in his armor. Beetle was then sent back to prison.

Non-canon history

Powers

No special powers but uses his beetle suit which has a built in jet pack and a variety of other weapons.

In the comics

Abner Jenkins was an ex-master mechanic that left his career to pursue life as an adventure seeking wealth and fame under the Beetle name. A defeat at the hands of the Fantastic Four sent Beetle into the direction of a life of crime. Several  years later, Jenkins joined the Thunderbolts, a choice that eventually took him on a more heroic pathway in life.

Appearances

Iron Man: The Animated Series

  • The Armor Wars, Part I
  • Empowered

Trivia

  • Beetle only appeared in the Spider-Man video game, the toy line and the Adventures of Spider-Man comic book but not in the series.
  • Beetle was voiced by John Reilly in Iron Man.
  • John Semper Jr. said on an online interview that he planned on using Beetle in Spider-Man: The Animated Series but he just never got around to using him in the series.
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  • A character design for the Beetle was made for Spider-Man: The Animated Series but as stated above the series was canceled before he could be used on the show.

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