Spider-Man performer has a total backflip fail at a kid’s birthday party

According to Marvel lore, Peter Parker took on a spider’s abilities when bitten by a radioactive arachnid. And in the video below, a Spider-Man performer gets totally bitten by the floor and knocks himself out.

It starts out optimistically: The costumed gymnast executes a few impressive aerials without missing a beat. Here’s his most spider-like maneuver:


And here’s the moment where a crowd of Argentinian children celebrating a birthday learn that their heroes are fallible:

It takes several moments, but our Spider-Man appears to be moving and unharmed by the end of the video. We certainly hope he later got himself checked out by a doctor, but no bandage is enough to restore a child’s magic faith in superheroes after seeing an undeniable giant lose a fight with the floor.

Photo via vladeb/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Dylan Love

Dylan Love

Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.