in spider man 2 why did peter lose his powers?

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  • JING
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Peter's morale hits a nadir when Harry lashes at him in a drunken rage, M.J. and John Jameson announce their engagement and he loses his powers due to a form of burn-out syndrome. Peter temporarily gives up Spider-Man, shirking his responsibilities.

    As Peter has much more spare time now, not only does he excel at his physics courses, but at least one of his relationships improves. Peter and M.J. connect once again, but as M.J. is engaged, it seems too late. On the other hand, Aunt May is distressed by Peter's confession that he was somewhat responsible for Uncle Ben's death. Soon after though, she sees his bravery in admitting the truth and inadvertently inspires him to become Spider-Man once more, as she speaks of how he gives hope to others and that one must do things for the greater good in spite of their dreams.

  • 1 decade ago

    The plot is loosely based on The Amazing Spider-Man #50, an issue titled "Spider-Man: No More!" where Peter starts losing his powers and decides to abandon the Spider-Man alter ego to live a normal life. Through the course of the story we find out that the loss of Peter's powers are psychosomatic. If he doesn't believe in his powers, he simply won't have them. Peter has to WANT the abilities for them to work.

    Yeah, I thought it was a pretty corny storyline too. LOL!

  • 3 years ago

    He became purely telling the scientific expert a lie. He became pretending his buddy became having the objectives whilst he particularly became having them. The scientific expert advised him (no longer rapidly) he had to decide on between being Spider guy or being Peter Parker, he might desire to no longer stay peacefully being the two. So he decide directly to be Peter Parker and threw away something to do with Spider guy and for this reason threw away the spidey in shape! clean now? wish I helped! =P

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the makers of the movie wanted a way to show "great power comes with great responsibility". ALTHOUGH, in the comics he would never simply "loose" his powers in that manner. Another example of comic movies not holding true to the comics they come from.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think because he was so stressed out between work and school and Mary Jane... then living his double life at night. He had to pick one or the other, it was too hard to do both.

  • 1 decade ago

    He was really stressed out with school, work, sacrificing his life for his Spiderman duties, and not being with Mary Jane.

  • 1 decade ago

    it was all psychological. he was feeling depressed and guilty because of the involvement (though indirect) in the death of Uncle Ben. he was also depressed because of the close loss of MJ's friendship and because of college work. what do you want, the guy seems at times to be a failure.

  • 1 decade ago

    He didn't believe in himself, or his powers.

  • 1 decade ago

    He was confused over choice of lifestyle!!!

  • JAGC
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    it seems it was 'cause he was exhausted besides depressed.

    I think that also it's 'cause a phase of the mutation.

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