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|Real name:||Andrew Maguire|
|First Appearance:||Amazing Spider-Man #692|
|Created by:||Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos|
|Place of Birth:|
|Base:||New York City, New York|
|Affiliations:||formerly Spider-Man's sidekick, Horizon Labs' Spokesman|
Andy Macguire (of Earth-616), also known as Alpha, became Spider-Man's sidekick to coincide with his 50th anniversary (1962 - 2012) starting in The Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) 692 in August of 2012.
Andy's personality is radically different to Spider-Man's. He is confident and unpredictable, probably being that he is much younger than Spider-Man.
Not much is known about Andrew's early life except that he is a student at Midtown High, the same school Peter Parker attended, but unlike Parker, he was not a good student, who was completely ignored by everyone and his parents did not care of him too much.
Alpha & OmegaEditWhile on a field trip with his school visting Horizon Labs, and watching a demonstration of Peter Parker's newly created "Parker Particles" which are as Peter explains as "a hyper-kinetic form of energy tied into the forces of universal expansion itself." Creating clean, affordablenear-limitless power as he states.
After "too much of a residual charge" the machine producing the particles overloads, and starts spewing unstable eletricity/molecules all over the lab. Andy moves one of his classmates out of the way only to get hit by the unstable charge and gain powers of his own.
Peter Parker soon feels reponsible, so he takes the 15 year old under his wing as a superhero sidekick to hone his new powers, and teach him that with great power, there must also come great responiblity.
After he was called by Spider-Man to help the Avengers to battle Terminus, Alpha used his powers without care, provoking many aircraft to shut down, risking the lives of the passangers and people in the ground. After the Avengers managed to rescue everybody, and Spider-Man his Aunt May and her husband Jay Jameson from Jameson's malfunctioning private jet, Peter decided that Alpha was too irresponsible to wield the powers he had. He used Terminus' energy lance to ability to capavility to deflect Alpha's energy to build an engine which took a huge portion of Andy's power, returning him to his normal life with his parents and school.
Alpha: Big TimeEdit
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Energy Projection: Andrew can project a powerful energy blast which he can aim at will.
- Super Strength: Andrew can increase his strength, being able to lift at least 1 ton.
- Super Speed: Andrew can move at super speed, approximately at 88 mph.
- Force Field Generation: Andrew can create a force field around his body to protect himself from impacts.
Prior to his battle with Terminus, Andy could use only one ability at a time. During the battle with Terminus, Andy's powers were revealed to have evolved to the point were he could use any number of his powers at any given moment.
- Alpha broke the normal superhero sidekick tradition of the sidekick being less powerful than his mentor since Alpha was more powerful than Spider-Man.
- Andy's name is a reference to Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, who have both portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the reboot and original trilogy.