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Flash Thompson
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Name: Eugene Thompson
Alias(es): Flash
Portrayed by: Joe Manganiello
First appeared: Spider-Man
Last appeared: Spider-Man 3
"I don't want to fight you, Flash."
"I wouldn't want to fight me neither!
Peter Parker to Flash Thompson[src]

Eugene "Flash" Thompson is a supporting antagonist in Marvel Comics’s Spider-Man series. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962. He was portrayed by actor Joe Manganiello in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series. His incarnation as Venom with the powers of the symbiote was not depicted.


Early Life

Flash was born in 1984 he is a star high school football player and classmate of Peter Parker who mercilessly bullies Peter and, to some extent, Peter's friend Harry Osborn. He is depicted as the ex-boyfriend of Mary Jane Watson, Peter's crush, at the start of the film.


Later on in the film, Peter accidentally uses a web string to splash Flash with a lunch tray of food. A fight between the two subsequently breaks out in the school's hallway, which Peter wins, albeit accidentally, by discovering his new powers and sending Flash down with just one punch. Mary Jane later tells Peter that Flash was grateful to Peter for not hurting him more or giving him a black-eye for his graduation photos. On graduation day he and Mary Jane break up after she refused an impromptu proposal, with Flash walking away in anger.

Spider-Man 3

Flash makes a cameo appearance towards the end of the film, where he attends Harry's funeral.


See Also

Raimi Film Series
Films: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw
Enemies: The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair
Video Games: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3