When is rape not rape? When it’s a supervillain pretending to be Peter Parker and having sex with Parker’s roommate, who thinks she’s having sex with Parker himself, according to one of Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man writers.
The writer, Fred Van Lente, responds:
My understanding of the definition of rape is that it requires force or the threat of force, so no. Using deception to trick someone into granting consent isnâ€™t quite the same thing.
Which is not to say it isnâ€™t a horrible, evil, reprehensible thing that Chameleon did. He is a bad man.
He insults parapelegics[sic] and dips people in acid too.
‘ware rape apologism in the IO9 comments :-/