And sure, one could Arguing that posh Miss Honey, who grew up being constantly abused by Aunt Trunchbull herself, is all right. But did she do it anyway? Miss Honey doesn’t seem to have anyone in her life – her only friend is six and a half years old – and she clearly has some anxiety issues of her own. Not to mention that she probably has Stockholm Syndrome. In any case, it’s unwise to argue that because a person appears to have matured into a semi-functioning adult, everyone else will. Wait till all these kids hit puberty. Total carnage.
Wait, is Peter Parker an illegal alien now?
We won’t tell Spider-Man: No Way Home all ends happily – which leads to Peter Parker having to make the ultimate sacrifice and delete all of his social media accounts. It’s really a sad ending as Peter watches his best friends MJ and Ned talk about going to college and living their life without him because they don’t know who the hell he is. When Doctor Strange erased his existence from everyone’s memory, Peter Parker became just another young man roaming the streets of New York with a slick haircut.
When Strange used his memory inversion trick, he erased Peter from all memories. As in Everyone – which means the child likely no longer has a birth certificate or social security number. We see that he’s studying for a GED because his HS records don’t seem to exist. He made himself a homemade Spidey suit, so we know he doesn’t have access to it Stark’s fancy technology, because he has no known identity. And yet we see him move into a small apartment in New York. This immediately raises some concerns Red flags. Did Peter somehow forge the documents needed to sign a lease? Or does he now have a shady landlord wielding power over him since they bypass all the legalities involved? How does he have a bank account? Did Peter bury a secret stash of money somewhere in New York?
Some strange questions arise once you realize that Peter Parker’s identity has been annulled and that the young white boy, who up to that point was living comfortably with his Aunt May in her spacious New York apartment, must now feel what it’s like for an undocumented immigrant who finds himself in the Big Apple.
On the other hand, his privilege will likely work in his favor.
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