Benjamin "Ben" Parker
No dual identity
Place of Birth
Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000)
Several days later, the parents of Peter's classmate, Flash Thompson, called Ben and threatened to sue the Parkers because Peter had accidentally broken Flash's hand defending himself in a fight. Ben agreed to pay the hospital bill, even though he believed the altercation to be Flash's fault, as there was no way they could afford a lawyer. Their financial worries abated when they began receiving letters filled with cash, allegedly donated by Peter's teachers; in truth, the money was from their nephew, who was secretly earning it by wrestling.
As Peter took advantage of his newfound powers by joining the basketball team, his grades plummeted, causing a loud argument with Ben. Peter ran away from home, staying at classmate Kong Harlan's house. In his parent's absence, Kong threw a large party; arriving there, Ben pulled Peter outside for a heart-to-heart talk. Ben told Peter his father's philosophy on life, "if there are things you do better than anyone else, things you could do to help people, it is your responsibility to do them." Overcome with emotion, Peter ran away again.Dejected, Ben went home where he discovered a burglar, ironically a man Peter had refused to stop during another robbery just hours before. The burglar demanded money, but Ben joked with him saying, "you probably have more money than we do." Angered, the burglar shot Ben, killing him.