Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse puts a lot of focus on Spider-Man 2099 who is positioned as one of the antagonists in the film. While Miguel O’Hara might believe he’s doing the right thing, he is standing in direct opposition to Miles Morales. To maintain his dominance, Miguel relies on plenty of futuristic gadgets.
The gadgets that Spider-Man 2099 is equipped with are useful in battle or integral to navigating the Spider-Verse. The character has even shared his resources with the other Spider-People. He has built a base in Nueva York, which is well-equipped with all the gizmos he could possibly need to maintain the canon.
9 Base Controls
Since it was Miguel O’Hara who created the base that the Spider-army have begun to work from, it makes a complete sense that he has control over the building. Spider-Man 2099 has a gadget that gives him complete access to systems throughout the base, from door control to platform movement.
Indeed, Miguel O’Hara seems to enjoy using this gadget to add some atmosphere and mystery to his presence. Upon his first meeting with Miles Morales for example he descends from high above on a slow-moving platform. This was clearly designed to intimidate Spider-Man. Overall, the base control is useful, but it still wasn’t enough to stop Morales from escaping.
Spider-Man 2099 went from ally to enemy for Miles Morales, and he needed to communicate with his team as he attempted to apprehend the web-slinger. Miguel O’Hara has built a useful telecom system, that appears to be attached to the watches every Spider-Person wears.
Miguel’s communication gadgets include speakers and mics, a recording device, and even a hologram. Miguel’s system also appears to work anywhere in the multiverse. When there are so many Spider-Men and Women to oversee, this is a vital gadget. Albeit one that can’t be weaponized.
7 Multiverse Wristbands
Miguel O’Hara has spent a lot of time getting to know the Spider-Verse. One of the gadgets he created was a visitor’s wristband that could be worn by those he didn’t trust with a proper Multiverse Watch. The band is simple in its design and prevents its wearer from glitching when traveling to a new reality.
Miguel O’Hara had already gifted one to Peter Parker’s daughter so that he could play in the Spider-Verse base without any issues. He also gave a wristband to Miles Morales to protect him. The ingenious tech could be the key to mass-scale multiverse travel.
6 Digital Webs
There are plenty of things that fans don’t know about Spider-Man 2099 and his webs might be one area of mystery for some. While other iterations of the web-head might use synthetic or natural webbing to swing across the city, Miguel has created a brand-new gadget.
Miguel O’Hara actually has digital webs, which he uses to travel with. Their full capabilities are unknown, but they have exhibited some of the same properties as a traditional Spider-Man web. Their red coloring acts almost like a warning sign. Anyone who these webs heading straight for them sees is sure to be filled with terror.
Miguel O’Hara’s use of digital technology is incredibly impressive. The character has started to use trapping gadgets to subdue his enemies. While plenty of villains from across the multiverse have been confined in these digital boxes, this tech is also portable.
Spider-Man 2099 suddenly trapped Miles Morales in one of the boxes just as he became a controversial villain of the web-head. Miles couldn’t punch through the design, showing its strength. However, Miles did manage to escape the trap with the use of his venom blast which demonstrated a notable weakness in the concept.
Miguel O’Hara can’t do everything himself, so he has started to use an AI system to help him in all aspects of his work. The Lyrate Lifeform Approximation or Lyla for short, is a hologram-like character who has become a bit of a gadget in her own right.
Spider-Man 2099 calls on Lyla to research him, hone in on locations, control the base, and solve problems that Miguel can’t begin to crack. Even though Lyla is loyal to Miguel and his mission, it does seem as if she is developing a personality of her own and could in theory turn on him. Thus, the AI support system might not be so supportive soon.
3 2099 Suits
Miguel O’Hara’s 2099 Spider-Man suit seems like the ultimate gadget and is an embodiment of who he is as Spider-Man. From a visual perspective, it’s a striking design. The reds and blues pay homage to the traditional Spider-Man uniform. However, the spikes and vicious detailing demonstrate Miguel’s no-nonsense attitude.
But Spider-Man 2099’s suit is a useful gizmo because of the gimmicks it boasts. The claws and spikes are useful for climbing. The mask boasts a visor system that helps Miguel see his surroundings in more detail. It’s also the perfect host for other gadgets, housing his laser webs and his AI for example.
The Go Home Machine is a gadget under Miguel O’Hara’s care that has become integral to his operation. It takes the DNA of misplaced multiverse variants and locates exactly what reality they should be sent to. It’s been used to transport extraordinary Spider-People like Miles and Gwen, but is mostly designed to remove anomalous villains.
Miguel O’Hara essentially owns a device that can send any person exactly where they need to be, no matter where that place is in the cosmos. It’s incredibly impressive and would have solved Peter Parker’s problems on Earth-199999. The gadget could be game-changing for organizations like the TVA.
1 Multiverse Watches
Miguel O’Hara has started to use a gadget so much smaller than the Go Home Machine, that is capable of even more incredible things. The Multiverse Watch allows the user to move throughout the Spider-Verse with absolute ease. Although it’s a big risk to travel across the multiverse, the watch seems to have mastered the art.
Spider-Man 2099’s watches have built-in comm systems and can stop the effects of interdimensional glitching. They may provide the answers to all the multiverse questions. However, if a watch is damaged or lost, a person could be stranded forever.
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