Your must-read guide to Spider-Man's villains before No Way Home

New Goblin Spider-Man 3 villain No. 3 is Peter's pal Harry Osborn (James Franco), who was left all twisted up inside by his dad Norman's emotional abuse and death. He follows in his father's footsteps after discovering his friend is in fact Spidey (gee golly), donning a paintball mask and flying around on a snowboard-style glider. Harry is haunted by visions of his late father, who pushes him into a misguided mission of vengeance against Spidey (and provides an excuse for more Willem Dafoe goblin' up some scenery, yesssss). After a couple of nasty battles with the wall-crawler, Harry turns around and helps his buddy rescue Mary Jane from Sandman and Venom. Pushing Spidey out of danger during the fight, he's impaled on his own glider by Venom -- similar to his father's death, but in an act of sacrifice rather than a sneaky murder attempt. He and Peter forgive each other before Harry dies.

Green Goblin In 2002's Spider-Man, the first film in the trilogy with Tobey Maguire in the lead role, stressed-out scientist Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe) tests an experimental performance-enhancing chemical on himself. This gives him superhuman strength and a homicidal secondary personality -- the Green Goblin. He dons a shiny, armored flight suit and hops on a glider to terrorize New York City.

New Goblin Spider-Man 3 villain No. 3 is Peter's pal Harry Osborn (James Franco), who was left all twisted up inside by his dad Norman's emotional abuse and death. He follows in his father's footsteps after discovering his friend is in fact Spidey (gee golly), donning a paintball mask and flying around on a snowboard-style glider. Harry is haunted by visions of his late father, who pushes him into a misguided mission of vengeance against Spidey (and provides an excuse for more Willem Dafoe goblin' up some scenery, yesssss). After a couple of nasty battles with the wall-crawler, Harry turns around and helps his buddy rescue Mary Jane from Sandman and Venom. Pushing Spidey out of danger during the fight, he's impaled on his own glider by Venom -- similar to his father's death, but in an act of sacrifice rather than a sneaky murder attempt. He and Peter forgive each other before Harry dies.

Doctor Octopus After a fusion power project goes wrong in 2004's Spider-Man 2, nuclear scientist Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) ends up with a set of artificially intelligent robotic tentacles fused to his spine and earns the tabloid moniker "Doctor Octopus." Not only does the tentacles' stupidly delicate inhibitor chip get smashed, but Doc Ock's wife also dies in the fusion accident. He's left with four extra metal limbs, a maniacal attitude and an intense determination to restart his experiment.

New Goblin Spider-Man 3 villain No. 3 is Peter's pal Harry Osborn (James Franco), who was left all twisted up inside by his dad Norman's emotional abuse and death. He follows in his father's footsteps after discovering his friend is in fact Spidey (gee golly), donning a paintball mask and flying around on a snowboard-style glider. Harry is haunted by visions of his late father, who pushes him into a misguided mission of vengeance against Spidey (and provides an excuse for more Willem Dafoe goblin' up some scenery, yesssss). After a couple of nasty battles with the wall-crawler, Harry turns around and helps his buddy rescue Mary Jane from Sandman and Venom. Pushing Spidey out of danger during the fight, he's impaled on his own glider by Venom -- similar to his father's death, but in an act of sacrifice rather than a sneaky murder attempt. He and Peter forgive each other before Harry dies.

Sandman One of three villains in 2007's Spider-Man 3, Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) turned to a life of crime to pay for his sick daughter's medical treatment. Falling into an experimental particle accelerator while escaping prison, he gains sand-based shapeshifting powers and returns to robbin' as Sandman. Peter learns that Marko was the guy who killed his beloved Uncle Ben (a controversial change to Spidey's comic book origin) and uses his new alien suit-enhanced powers to absolutely batter the villain.

Venom The second of Spider-Man 3's villainous trio is Peter's greasy rival photographer Eddie Brock (Topher Grace), who fakes an incriminating shot of Spidey like a big jerk. Peter, who's under the malign influence of the alien symbiote that turned his costume a moody black, exposes Brock and gets him fired. Some might say that's vindictive, but he totally deserved it. Peter rejects the symbiote and it finds Brock, imbuing him with Spidey's powers and awareness of his dual identity. (Peter is Spider-Man?!) He teams up with Sandman and kidnaps Mary Jane (again, sigh). Exploiting the symbiote's weakness to sound, Peter separates it from Brock and flings a bomb at the alien. A desperate Brock leaps into the symbiote's embrace in an attempt to bond with it again, but the pair are vaporized together. Status: Dead, and a pair of meanies to their fiery end. However, this won't be the last we'll see of the fanged fellow.

New Goblin Spider-Man 3 villain No. 3 is Peter's pal Harry Osborn (James Franco), who was left all twisted up inside by his dad Norman's emotional abuse and death. He follows in his father's footsteps after discovering his friend is in fact Spidey (gee golly), donning a paintball mask and flying around on a snowboard-style glider. Harry is haunted by visions of his late father, who pushes him into a misguided mission of vengeance against Spidey (and provides an excuse for more Willem Dafoe goblin' up some scenery, yesssss). After a couple of nasty battles with the wall-crawler, Harry turns around and helps his buddy rescue Mary Jane from Sandman and Venom. Pushing Spidey out of danger during the fight, he's impaled on his own glider by Venom -- similar to his father's death, but in an act of sacrifice rather than a sneaky murder attempt. He and Peter forgive each other before Harry dies.

Electro Lubriciously nerdy electrical engineer Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) is the first of the two major villains in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He suffers an electric shock at work and falls into a tank of genetically engineered electric eels (a danger we must all be mindful of), giving him electrical powers and fixing a gap in his teeth. As Electro, Dillon takes umbrage with Spidey after causing a blackout in Times Square and the web-slinger stops him. He then takes over the electrical grid, endangering the whole city. Spidey confronts the baddy and gives Gwen (the true hero of these movies) a chance to reactivate the grid and overload Electro, exploding him.