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Flash Thompson

Flash Thompson

"I don't want to fight you Flash."
―Peter Parker
"I wouldn't want to fight me niether!"
―Flash Thompson

Eugene "Flash" Thompson is a supporting character 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.

History in Spider-man (2002)

Flash is a star high school football player and classmate of Peter Parker who mercilessly bullies Peter and Peter's best friends, Harry Osborn and Yesenia Miller.

He's the boyfriend of Mary Jane Watson at the start of the film. Later, 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 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 photo's.

On graduation day, he and Mary Jane break up after she refused an impromptue proposal.

Spider-man 3 (2007)

Flash also makes a cameo at the end of Spider-Man 3 attending Harry's funeral.