In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we learn that Kingpin wants to find a replacement for his wife Vanessa and son Richard by using their DNA in the machine that opens holes into other universes. He uses a hair from a comb that gets put into the machine.

When Peter Parker as Spider-Man is fighting during the machine's power up, his head is pushed into the beam. I assume this is why other Spideys were pulled here - they share the same (close enough) DNA. Even Peni Parker could be a distant future relative in her universe, and Spider-Ham (Peter Porker) I can accept as being close enough in his animal universe.

But as far as Gwen, Spider-Woman, how was she pulled into Mile's universe?

We learn that her Peter Parker was killed long before. Why did a portal/hole open up near her when she would not share any DNA with Peter at all?

It can't just be the randomness we see from other universes, because we would have to assume there would be other (normal) people pulled in as well, not just Spideys.

Maybe I missed something, but it just seems like they glossed over a valid reason.

  • Same spider DNA?
    – jejorda2
    Jan 14, 2019 at 21:43
  • Old one, but you can accept a pig being "close enough" to Spiderman's DNA, but not a human woman?
    – user25730
    Mar 15, 2021 at 3:25

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They share the DNA of the irradiated spider, which is why they were pulled from their respective universes. It's the one thing they all have in common and is why Doc Ock (Or Liv, if you are friendlier with her than I am) says that the fact these extra spider people are here proves her theory will work to retrieve Fisk's wife and son from another universe.

  • You are probably right. I've just downloaded the screenplay from Sony here, so I'll take a look first and see if there's anything else.
    – BlueGI
    Jan 15, 2019 at 18:37
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    I'm going to accept this as an answer. Though speculative, it makes sense due to the conversation you mention as well as all the intros where the spidey's say "I was bitten...", etc.
    – BlueGI
    Jan 16, 2019 at 16:52
  • Or, in Peter Porker's case, regular spider bitten by a radioactive pig.
    – user25730
    Nov 22, 2019 at 4:17

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