greg-parker

You just sort of see that Mary Jane really gets people. She can look at people and immediately size them up and realize what they are about in a way that Peter doesn’t. Peter is smart about a whole lot of things, but Mary Jane is smart about people.
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Greg Weisman on Mary Jane in’The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated Series’ Season 1 Episode 12 ‘Intervention’

Nailed it. 

Also backs up something I said a few days ago. And also sums up how MJ helps to balance Peter out and explains why she’s great in social circles. 

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“An eighteen year old girl’s dead and there’s nothing right about that. She was a brave girl, she deserved to live. And it is a tragedy that she’s gone. But she knew what she was doing. She was armed and she was an active shooter, and we have a code we have rules that when we are under pressure, we function as a team and we know what to do.” - 5x01 Broken Peace