Spider-Man: No Way Home is probably amongst the best Spider-Man movies that we have gotten to witness. There were various moments that will become quite significant in terms of the character of Spider-Man himself. But another essential thing that the movie plays is to introduce us to what the Multiverse could do to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is actually quite daunting to think that a spell was the reason that enabled such a massive level of chaos to unfold in the MCU. The effects of the spell will still be visible to us as was indicated with the teaser for Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker might have a bigger tragic turn due to the Doctor Strange spell in No Way Home than we might have seen.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The MCU handled the character of Spider-Man in a rather different way compared to the other renditions. They did not give us an origin story for the hero but straight-up set the character’s world with him taking on interesting villains. But the final movie in the trilogy of Spider-Man films took Peter Parker back to the basics with the final spell. Now he can have a completely new way to establish himself in the MCU as he is on his own. Peter lost his best friends – MJ and Ned as he did not introduce himself to them, but there is still a lot of consequences to the spell.
Doctor Strange’s First Spell
Peter goes to Doctor Strange for help in making everyone forget about his identity as Peter Parker. When Doctor Strange attempts to use the spell, Peter’s indecisiveness and continued interruption end up botching the spell. This leads to the failure of the spell initially but then we see the botch up actually led to people from the other universes who knew about Peter Parker showing up in the MCU. The characters who were brought in included Electro, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Lizard, and Sandman. At the same time, we also got to see the past two Spider-Men show up too.
Doctor Strange’s Second Spell in No Way Home
During the climax of the movie, we saw that the mystical box that was holding the spell was exploded by Green Goblin. This led to things getting out of control and people from various universes who knew Peter Parker started showing up. Strange tried every possible means at stopping the spell but failed. Finally, Peter suggests he cast the same spell but this time around uses it to make sure everyone forgets Peter Parker. This was the only possible solution as everyone appearing knew Peter Parker and their sole reason for arrival was that only. In one of the most dramatic moments from the movie, we see Peter deciding to not let MJ and Ned find out about him either.
Why Was The Second Spell Tragic?
Since the people appearing through the crack in the multiverse were from all the different universes, the second spell might have been for all the other universes. Only this would have prevented people from the other universes from appearing in the MCU. But doing this would have definitely meant the people from the other universe also forgot about Peter Parker. This might have some rather tragic consequences for the other Spider-Men in the other universes. Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man only had Aunt May and she might have forgotten about Peter. The same could have happened in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man universe with Mary Jane also forgetting about him.
These are consequences that were not told but upon consideration might indicate the terrible effect of the spell. Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker had mentioned trying to work things out with Mary Jane but the latter might have forgotten about the former. At the same time both the other Spider-Men had aunt’s who were rather aged and might have required Peter’s help. This is not a problem for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker as he clearly has no one left to depend upon or call family. This just ends up being an interesting lesson for Peter and it was a rather bold move to see Peter take the decision to do so.