Film Theory: The Spiderman 2 Mystery! Why Spiderman Lost His Powers!

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We've seen a lot of Spider-Man lately. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and soon Spider-Man: Far From Home. Before that we saw Andrew Garfield slinging webs with Emma Stone for a couple movies, but I want you to think FURTHER back. That's right, I'm talking Tobey Maguire Spider-Man.
Remember how at the end of his first movie EVERYTHING had gone wrong? Norman Osborn - the Green Goblin - was gone, his best friend was fatherless, Uncle Ben did what all Uncle Ben's do, etc.. It was all very sad. In Spider-Man 2, we see a Spider-Man without his powers. I want to talk about WHY he lost his powers. What made our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man just plain, old Peter Parker?
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  • Mason Gassiott
    Mason Gassiott

    be me 3-10 years old with abusive father we leave start experiencing some phycological bad stuff put it off watch spiderman video with matpat lists symptoms of PTSD I check of more than half go to to brain doctors get a brainy checkup get diagnosed with PTSD my face when matpat helped diagnosed me with PTSD in a spiderman video

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  • Colt Kerchner
    Colt Kerchner


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  • Night Fire
    Night Fire


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  • random man
    random man

    The villain of the movie actually does explain this. Doc Ock says if you keep something as complicated as love stored up inside of you, it can make you sick. Which is what Peter is doing. He's keeping his love for MJ inside him because he doesn't want to risk her getting hurt due to him having enemies from being Spider-Man.

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  • Sam the Gamer
    Sam the Gamer

    2018 wasnt good stan lee died number one stefan died stephen hillenburg died spiderman died twice

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  • Gwen Stacy
    Gwen Stacy

    4:04 *Fuck You*

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  • Taiya001

    Aunt May's accent could be an indicator that she was a British spy and was relocated to America after her service with a new identity. Oh man imagine Agent May and Agent Carter. COOL

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  • Furrdom Cc3
    Furrdom Cc3

    De de de depression

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  • Tye Wilson
    Tye Wilson


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  • PennyPlayzComics

    I am begging for another hunger games theory please

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  • Tarik šabić
    Tarik šabić


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  • DrWhy


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  • Ekansh Lohani
    Ekansh Lohani

    Please, can we have a theory on LOST, the ending is especially a mystery, Really theory worthy

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  • Bridget Garcia
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  • Pixel Doge
    Pixel Doge

    Web shooters has joined the chat web crawling powers has joined the chat Super strength has joined the chat

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  • Dilan Girihagama
    Dilan Girihagama

    1 like = 1 respect for peter

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  • Sam Blansett
    Sam Blansett

    I think you're forgetting as well that there are different types of PTSD, and you are looking at the wrong type for Peter. The type most people know is connected to a singular event, where the type experience by Peter is a series of connected events that cause the person to see themselves as that connecting point. This is what's experienced by repeat survivors of abuse, those who dealt with extended childhood trauma, and those who were stationed in wartorn areas for long periods of time. Because the trauma is not linked to one specific event, it's much more nebulous

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  • TombstoneSMB

    With a dollop of madness? That's just Willem Defoe in his natural habitat

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  • Lucy McMaster
    Lucy McMaster

    Hey Mike myers I wonder are u going to rejoin hollywood

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  • Revan Star
    Revan Star


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  • Mirza Eken
    Mirza Eken


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  • Mary Achieng
    Mary Achieng

    One thing you missed sandman didn't shoot uncle Ben, it was the robber

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  • stormfall_1100

    I guess Peter was "far from home"

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  • Ryan Hopps
    Ryan Hopps

    OK before I actually watch the video, I never really thought the missing powers thing would warrant a theory video as when I first watched me and my brothers always thought it was psychological effect from you know... his life literally getting shat on up to that point. I thought the movie made it pretty clear with the tone the movie used, but meh could be wrong. Back to the video. EDIT * Aww I was hoping it would be like some different that caused the missing powers, oh well maybe next time

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  • silly kitten
    silly kitten

    Please subscribe to Stephanie Jimon she really needs it please just search that name

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  • Jane The Drawer
    Jane The Drawer

    10:15 I thought that's called "network orientation" said Mr. Austin back at Game Theory on "Kris isn't evil" video

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  • shadow fox
    shadow fox


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  • Cyranno Kelbrid
    Cyranno Kelbrid


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  • Jeron Mortensen
    Jeron Mortensen

    I see that once again you are advocating for mental health issues. Way to go MatPat! Here's another idea: why is it that in the third film when the new evidence arises of his uncle's death, he seems to have no problem with his powers, but instead goes emo on us? It may actually be a theory worth exploring in a sequel episode down the road.

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  • Grrgflipbra YT
    Grrgflipbra YT

    Can you make a ytp series of theory man? Please?

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  • Red 7
    Red 7

    is anyone else having flash backs to the green-lantern suit Why green mat pat Whhhhhhhhhhhy.

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  • Exxotic FSK
    Exxotic FSK

    1:05 worst sound I have ptsd from that

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  • Red Jack
    Red Jack

    Okay, but for real, that color scheme tho. If Amalgam Universe ever returns, Iron Lantern can fuck off. I want a GL Spider Man. XD

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  • Brn Berlowitx
    Brn Berlowitx


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  • Spetzy

    I thought everyone knew this lol 😂

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  • Edy Lai
    Edy Lai


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  • This Kid Can Draw
    This Kid Can Draw

    8:32 tho RAR XD

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  • BIG Dog
    BIG Dog

    You could’ve added in the intro and stupid bears

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  • Your Friend
    Your Friend

    No Pizza time could lead to PTSD too.. Just a friendly reminder..

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  • Storm Pooper on duty
    Storm Pooper on duty


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  • logan archibald
    logan archibald

    11:12 well you're in luck cause they did that in spiderverse

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  • Hazed Out
    Hazed Out

    When you can't watch a single thing without making a theory

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  • Ghost huynh
    Ghost huynh


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  • 3l3ctr0n YT
    3l3ctr0n YT


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  • Aspenit

    Why is it almost everyone in theories have PTSD? Too much PTSD!

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  • Mattman vlogs /games
    Mattman vlogs /games

    Shit I might have PTSD I can't get one of my friends out of my head ever since she left me (told me to fuck off then blocked me) and I have all but the physical thing for PTSD every day

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  • Antasha barberae
    Antasha barberae


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  • Packs On Packs
    Packs On Packs

    I think that the spider man into the spider verse movie proves this to be true

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  • {SleepyCakes}


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  • MEEPSALOT Rookie Anims
    MEEPSALOT Rookie Anims

    theory man will join smash ;---;

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  • Rainyy Day Productions
    Rainyy Day Productions

    *Y’all, I think I have PTSD*

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  • Natalie James
    Natalie James

    This needs to be an intro.

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  • Diamond Slasher
    Diamond Slasher

    Cause Thanos Snapped his finger

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  • SoulHuN7eR

    Spiderpig... Spiderpig.... Does whatever a spiderpig does.... :P

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  • Hi my name is jasper
    Hi my name is jasper

    His comedy is so bad and unfunny like people only watch your channel for game theories not for failing comedy

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  • Domino Stuidios X /Red Sheep Shorts
    Domino Stuidios X /Red Sheep Shorts

    2:30 why doesn't Spidey have brain damage

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  • River Lily
    River Lily

    1:19 LUCUS THE SPIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :3:3:3:3:3:3

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  • Alex 303
    Alex 303

    oh yeah yeah oh yeah yeah

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  • Eddie K
    Eddie K

    Great video in so many ways . Great edition . Very funny and very well informed. Thankyou

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  • Logannev Gaming
    Logannev Gaming

    I don’t know, I feel like the DNA change could have been a temporary thing to avoid serious genetic disorders, but instead of totally going away it goes into “ hibernation “ until he needs them most

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  • Michael Strouse
    Michael Strouse

    Something new to ask my doctor about.

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  • James Morris
    James Morris

    Can we agree MattPat that Spidey had a case of the Yipps?

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  • luisnava900ln

    Absolutely LOVE the intro

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  • rememberthisbruh

    Spider-pig spider-pig, does whatever a spider big does

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  • Derpster dumpster fire
    Derpster dumpster fire


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  • lera

    I mean I watched those movies when I was like 14 and even I remember putting together that 'spiderman lost his powers because bad things are happening to him and the powers are somehow tied to his emotions and belief in himself' so i never really considered it a mystery that they stopped working u just have to,,,, not be stupid

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  • Bruno Cardozo
    Bruno Cardozo


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  • Takai153

    How is this theory worthy, because I can't be the only one who found this blatantly obvious the first time they watched it as a kid

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  • Kailey Hamilton
    Kailey Hamilton


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  • Ethan Does Stuff
    Ethan Does Stuff


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  • Silent DylanYT
    Silent DylanYT

    I have a theory about spiderman HOW DID HE COME BACK IN SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME

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  • Leon

    I thought (in my teenage years) he lost his powers because he was starting to stop loving Mary Jane. Think about it, the spider has bitten Peter when he was taking pictures of her, he was in love. When Mary got engaged the reality that he won't be able to be with her makes him lost his powers. And everytime he sees Mary with his friend the reality weighs like an anvil to the ground. That's why in the end of spider-man 2 his powers got back just to save her. And that's why at the end of SM2 Mary run away of her wedding to Peter's house, and Peter got back at the spider-man life full recovered.

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  • Zohar Bowman
    Zohar Bowman


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  • tracy wisdom
    tracy wisdom

    Ha I'm the meme guy and I'm going to make a meme

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    Justin Bouchard


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    Michael Quirindongo


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  • Uma Lamešić
    Uma Lamešić

    I think everyone should watch this

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  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith


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    Ben Hagood


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  • LDiableo

    Got press that F for respects yo! I mean for neighbor girl. Rip neighbor girl romance.

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  • Stealthninja135

    Matt pat can u make a dexter theory (not dexters lab the serial killer)

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  • Hades Zero
    Hades Zero

    I thought they explained it as psychosomatic because of his struggle to fit his human world with his hero world. He went to the doctor and everything.

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  • Villain in Glasses
    Villain in Glasses

    At first I was cringing at the intro but then I remembered how bad/good the original was and got over it.

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  • The Gacha mermaid
    The Gacha mermaid

    Penny parker is my fav

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  • RoG Garo
    RoG Garo

    Just wow

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  • DeadRatStew

    Maguire's spiderman is the only spiderman

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  • save pewdiepie
    save pewdiepie


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  • samo cerv
    samo cerv

    Eee busted imune sistem when its "dangeros" unwanted I wont argue with you Good job

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  • samo cerv
    samo cerv

    (Start) was soooo bad but i was lol

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  • hack_slacks i
    hack_slacks i


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  • Thelazywire

    Propably cause *he didn't feel so good*

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  • jonathan cortez
    jonathan cortez

    Stop talking trash about my childhood hero

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  • John Nick
    John Nick

    Pizza time

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  • Dominic Brake
    Dominic Brake

    i really thought this was going to be about the new Spiderman movie

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  • Shabaz Khan
    Shabaz Khan

    Real fans who actually pay attention to the moview knew why Peter lost his powers. The only thing that wasn't answered is why his powers returned at that very moment. Not slowly or one by one, like the way he lost them. All the powers came back at once with full strength right into that moment in restaurant. This is what wasn't answered.

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  • Cute Jirachi
    Cute Jirachi

    It was obvious it was stress. I thought he was going to explain actual science why his specific powers failed due to chemical/psychological changes that occur in the body when under stress, but I guess not. Saying “he was stressed” could have been inferred from the movies - this is not a theory. Disappointed.

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  • Doctor Orange
    Doctor Orange


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