Earth-982 native Reilly Tyne is the son of Elizabeth Tyne and Spider-Man’s clone Ben Reilly. Orphaned as a young child, he was briefly placed with his maternal aunt and uncle, but they were abusive addicts and he soon moved through a succession of foster homes. Developing superhuman abilities at puberty, he used them to get out of small brushes with the law. Meanwhile, the Spider-Man clone Kaine watched over him as a guardian angel of sorts. At the age of 13, cellular degeneration related to his clone heritage led to debilitating pain. Kaine took the boy to his lair, placing him in suspended animation. Kaine visited often and told Reilly of his family’s history, impacting the sleeping boy’s subconscious.

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