As effective as he is derivative
David was somewhat of a child prodigy when it came to science, especially chemistry. His love of comic books spurred him to find a way to give himself the powers of Spider-Man. By a freak coincidence David managed to do exactly that.
While rescuing his father from the demon-possessed Maelevolent Magician, David was magically cursed, transforming into a true human/spider hybrid. He can now generate his own webbing and some of his powers were enhanced. However, along with the new powers came a curse: David has to consume blood every day or his body begins to shut down. What’s more, he is severely weakened during the day. And if that weren’t enough, his webbing can burst into flames when exposed to sunlight.