Being a social outcast for being a nerd isn’t that accurate anymore, cause being a nerd is more socially acceptable and cool than 50 years ago. So, consider this: Peter Parker being a social outcast not only cause he is a nerd but also cause he is a trans boy
T'challa, a weary sibling, testing new gear: is this a prank
Shuri, ignoring the 42 hidden 360° cameras, 26 hidden audio recorders, her YouTube livestream, her Instagram livestream, the camera she hid in his shirt for a first person pov, Peter Parker on the ceiling, the camera in her hair, Nakia behind the door, and all the Dora Milaje staring through the window: no
hello i have seen homecoming three times now and i’m obsessed and in love with everything about the movie and the trans!peter headcanon
The first thing i heard about trans!peter was a post talking about how being bullied for being a nerd in school really isnt a common thing anymore, at least in america, and, if anything, in my experience, it tends to be the smartest kids that are actually the most popular. And the post raised the question: So what if peter is actually bullied because he’s trans? And that makes so much sense. And being a trans boy in high school myself and absolutely on board with the headcanon i thought i’d join in and add some things. Some of these other people may have talked about also.
“I am not a GIRL. IM A BOY. I mEAN IM A MAN.” peter gets very upset when donald glover’s character calls him a girl. his voice breaks and he gets visibly flustered.
Flash calls him “Penis Parker”. speaking from experience, high school bullies are not very creative with nicknames and will always go straight for the deepest insecurity they know. I personally think this is a dig at peter being trans.
Peter has proportionally quite small hands and feet.
He enjoys playing with things like Legos and Star Wars action figures. possibly because he didn’t get to when he was little.
He has quite a high pitched voice which he has difficulty controlling the depth of.
May’s comment about his body changing and him not feeling like he can fit in at a classmate’s party makes much more sense if you think of peter as trans.
Ned asks Peter if the spider venom gave him the ability to lay eggs, which is a bizarre question to begin with, but even stranger if being asked of an amab person. but this likely doesn’t have any substance as it was obviously just meant to be a funny moment, which it was, i laughed out loud all three times i heard it.
Peter doesn’t have much in the way of sideburns.
He’s pretty short.
The gym classes at Peter’s school are not separated by gender and they all wear the same uniform.
Most of his clothes are quite big on him. In my own experience, shopping in the men’s sections in stores doesn’t tend to go very well in terms of finding things that fit. Additionally, baggier clothes help to hide the chest and hip areas.
He doesn’t know how to tie a tie. Now this seems unimportant at first, but i actually think it could mean a lot, so hear me out. Considering how many clubs and extra curriculars he’s in (robotics, marching band, decathlon, etc.) he should have been to many recitals, concerts, competitions, etc that would require him to wear a tie throughout his intermediate and high school years. It’s weird that neither him nor may would know how to tie one. unless- he’s never done it before because he’d always worn the traditionally feminine uniform or formal wear.
Now, there’s those two shirtless scenes that some people have been using to discredit the headcanon where he’s clearly muscular and flat chested with no visible scars. Well, my doubtful friends, there’s the possibility of a keyhole surgery which leaves minimal scarring. Also, the spider venom increases muscle growth and metabolism, and also gives peter a mild healing factor. This could have caused any scars he had to heal and fade completely.
now obviously i realize not all of this inherently means he’s trans. cis guys can be short or have small hands and feet or high pitched voices or rounder hairlines, especially when they’re only 15 years old and everyone is growing at a different rate. These things just flesh out the headcanon a bit more.
tl;dr: Peter Parker is an endlessly adorable trans boy and the hero we all need.
Peter, in full Spider Man costume, dropped onto a roof and ducked behind an AC unit, holding his right arm tight to his chest.
It hurt, oh man it hurt and he could hardly draw a breath between the pain and his binder was too tight today and honestly he thought he might pass out if he couldn’t get laying down somewhere safe. But on this side of the city he was minimum twenty minutes of swinging, and close to an hour taxi ride from the safety of Aunt Mays apartment.
He dropped his head back against the AC unit and tried to suck in a deep breath, tried not to scream when everything seized up. His arm, his chest…this was a horrible day.
And he was late for his injection, which made everything worse. He was supposed to take it last night, and had passed out exhausted before he remembered and then had ran out the door late to school and now here he was several hours later.
“What’s up, Spidey?” A deep voice startled him, but not as much as the red and black masked face that poked around the corner. “I’m sensing a damsel in distress.”
“Go away, Deadpool.” Peter flinched behind his mask at the ‘damsel’ comment. “I’m fine.”
“Liar!” Deadpool crowed and moved to kneel in front of him. “Who knew our friendly neighborhood Spider Man lied like a little kid stealing cake?”
thor, dragging loki out of the ark by the hood of their coat: come on loki, lighten up! meeting the avengers won’t be so bad! you might even make some friends!
loki: lies. i don’t make friends, especially not with superheroes.
thor: what am i then?
loki: an inconvenience.
thor: you’re so mean. fine, be that way.
loki, standing in the corner while everyone else is catching up: *sulking*
peter parker, approaching cautiously: hi
loki, sighing, but smiling a little too: hello small child.
peter: i’m peter. and you’re loki, right?
peter: what are your pronouns?
loki: … what?
peter: i, uh, read some books on norse mythology, because i think thor is kinda cute, oh, no i just said that, oh no, i don’t mean it in a i want to date him way, he’s way too old for me, i just think he’s- uh, not relevant. anyways some of the books said that you weren’t always a guy, and i mean, that’s cool, awesome, i’m trans, it’s actually kind of cool to meet someone else who isn’t cis, oh, oh boy i’m rambling again anyways i just wanted to um. ask for your pronouns
loki: *tearing up* you… wanted to…
peter: SHIT! oh, fuck, i didn’t mean to swear. oh no. oh no. oh no i’m so sorry it probably wasn’t okay to ask you that it’s super personal and obviously you are very different from the mythology books i found i just thought that-