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Otto Octavius

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Biographical information
Real name

Otto Gunther Octavius

Alternative name(s)

Doc Ock
Nut Job Employee
Man of Octopi

Physical description




Personal information

Oscorp (formerly)
Sinister Six
Sinister Six (tech)
Sinister Seven
Superior Sinister Six
HYDRA (using the organization's tech to take over the organization itself)


Genius-Level Intellect, Mechanical Tentacles, Life-Support Systems, Armored Suit, An army of Nano-Octobots under his mental control.


Super-Villain (formerly)


Leader of The Sinister Six (formerly)
Leader of the Sinister Seven (formerly)

Production details
First appearance

Great Power (as Otto Octavius)
Me Time (as Doctor Octopus)

Last appearance

Graduation Day: Part 2

Voiced by

Tom Kenny

For me? For me?! You treated me like a slave! Destroyed my lab with me in it! You turned me into this. All you've done for me is give me pain!
— Doc Ock to Norman Osborn in "Revealed"

Doctor Octopus (real name Dr. Otto Gunther Octavius) is a formerly crippled scientist. While working silently under Norman Osborn for Oscorp, and later as the leader of the first Sinister Six, the second Sinister Six, Sinister Seven and Superior Sinister Six he ends up being another one of Spider-Man's former arch-enemies. He is the secondary antagonist of Season 1, one of the main antagonists of Season 2 (along with the Green Goblin), a recurring villain in Season 3: Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors, and the main antagonist of Season 4: Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6 in collaboration with Hydra but he is then redeemed in the end. Doctor Octopus is regarded as one of Spider-Man's worst enemies.

Physical appearance

Doctor Octopus has a short height and is very pale and also hunchbacked. He has long black wet hair and wears red goggles. He wears a grey scientist suit, around his stomach, along with a mechanical device that enables him to breathe,[1] and four octopus arms attached to it.[2]

Before the accident, Otto Octavius was handsome once.[1]

When he was captured by Norman Osborn again, he was bald and his tentacles were removed and replaced with a green ball with cables on his head. He also had a new pair of goggles, which are silver in color with thin red lenses.[3]

Later on, his hair grew back and he had his tentacles again, but still has his current goggles, he also had a scar on his eye and a scar on his lip.[4]

Doctor Octopus is reconfigured by nanites into a new life-support armor (resembling his Ends of the Earth design) under Hydra's support.

Doctor Octopus once again used another nanite that transformed him into a healthy looking well-fit man with his classic green and yellow comic costume (resembling his Spider-Man: The Animated Series incarnation). In addition, his voice no longer has a voice modulator.

When he injects himself with octopus DNA he is turned into an octopus mutant monster.


Doctor Octopus is a mad scientist that experiments with dangerous subjects, as shown when he created the symbiote.[5] Although Doctor Octavius is always in his lab, after his first time of chasing and capturing someone, he enjoyed it and stated that he should have done it more often and that the thrill excites him.

Octavius has shown to have no fear of being killed, shown to still chase after Spider-Man even as large amounts of water leaks into his lab. Although being insane, he feels sadness after his accident, which caused him to change physically.[1]Like a real octopus, Doctor Octopus is always hiding in the shadows, concealed in the cracks of his lab.

Dr Octopus hates being told what to do even by other villains like Loki or Armin Zola or the former Green Goblin. His inferiority complex is the cause of this. It is revealed that Doc Ock has a vendetta against HYDRA for some reason on keeping Ock in even worst slavery treatment than in Oscorp, and soon he removed one of its main leaders, Arnim Zola, to cover his status as a traitor.

His ideology is to be respected by the world, by utilizing fear since no one would respect him for his brilliance alone. He believed that "with great power, comes great fear and with great fear, comes great respect". This obsession ended up nearly destroying him when he, out of intense anger and denial, injected himself with a serum that cause him to mutate into a giant mutant octopus with limited intelligence. After Spider-Man saves him by curing him, Spider-Man makes him realize the error of his ideology of using fear as an anchor to gaining respect and recognition.

Realizing the wisdom in Spider-Man's words, he takes it upon himself to help Spider-Man save the heroes and willingly turns himself in, thus possibly beginning his redemption.


Early career and accident

Dr. Otto Octavius was friends with Dr. Curt Connors at college, then started working for Oscorp. Dr. Octavius was later involved in a lab accident which caused him to be paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe on his own. Fortunately, Norman Osborn funded technology to let Dr. Octavius breathe through a harness equipped with mechanical tentacles that gave him mobility and Dr. Octavius started serving Norman since that day. He was put into an underwater lab under the Hudson River where no one can find him.

Season 1

Main article: History of Doctor Octopus (Season One)

Season 2

Main article: History of Doctor Octopus (Season Two)

Season 3: Web-Warriors

Main article: History of Doctor Octopus (Season Three)

Season 4: Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6

Main article: History of Doctor Octopus (Season Four)

Powers and Abilities

  • Genius-Level Intellect: As a former scientist, Otto Octavius has a genius-level intellect in the fields of sciences, genetics, strategy, & technologies.[5]
    • Bio-Engineering: He is also a a genetics, chemistry & DNA specialist, being able to identify that OsCorp technology was utilized in producing Spider-Man. He was also able to manufacture the infamous "Goblin Serum", the Anti-Goblin Serum, Venom & even Scarlet Spider's enhanced spider-based powers. He has created his Spider-Soldiers, Venom & the infamous Anti-Venom. He created the Lizard Serum, as well as an infectious version of the Lizard Serum, Rhino Serum, Vulture Serum & other animal based serums.
    • Cyber Robotics: He also displays an aptitude in robotics & mechanical engineering, being able to create technological enhancements for his mercenaries & other Octo-Bots used for combating Spider-Man. He was even able to create a suit of armor from most of Tony Stark's specs, as well as his new nano machines.
    • Master Strategist: He has displayed great skill in tactical analysis & various strategics, although his tactics always have a flaw at times.
    • Manipulation: He was able to manipulate the Web Warriors into freeing Hydro-Man for his Sinister Six. He was even able to manipulate Vulture into remaining loyal to him. this was before he took over his mind. He is also a master of manipulation & persuasion, being able to convince the un-negotioable, sociopathic Demonic Goblin, to join his Sinister Six as his "ally".
    • Psychological Warfare: Dock Ock does have very advanced skills relating to psychological warfare. He can pray on people's weaknesses and use them as leverage. He was able to threaten Spider-man into giving up his powers in exchange for him sparing Aunt May's life.
  • Resources: Doc-Ock always has a vast amount of resources, laboratories, possibly funding, and allies. He now has an even greater arsenal at his disposal after affiliating with Hydra.
  • Nanotechnosis: During the Spider Slayers saga, Ock managed to enter the entombed Hydra Island and retrieve his original nanotechnology, giving him a new set of powers and abilities.
    • Cellular Regeneration: These enhanced nanites are also in his blood. They managed to instantly heal Doc Ock's original physical deformities and lung damages. They even managed to restore his paralysis, enabling him the use of his arms and legs.
    • Peak-Human Condition: It appears that the regenerative nanites have healed him to peak-physical conditioning, restoring all of his physical functions and adding muscle mass.
    • Ferrokinesis: He can use the nanites to reshape metallic objects, as seen when he used two metal walls to create cages for the Spider Slayers.
    • Superhuman Strength: By wrapping his tentacles around his limbs, he has a certain degree of superhuman strength, enough to go toe-to-toe with the Goliath Spider.
    • Tentacles: His existing tentacles have also been enhanced by the nanites, having even greater superhuman strength.
    • EMP Device: He has an device in his nano-tech belt which can fire an electro magnetic pulse which disables high etch systems, such as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s prison cells.
    • Shielding Systems: It even has an invisible force field, protecting him from physical damage and most notably, electrocution.


  • Tentacles: His tentacles allow him to have superhuman strength & mobility. They also have various other weaponry.
  • Life-Support Systems: His suit has life-support systems responsible for his nourishment, by providing his body with the essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins or any other medications needed for his sustenance & survival. Its main function is supplying air to his damaged respiratory systems & making sure the oxygen is being circulated regularly through his circulatory systems. This also makes up for his paralyzed legs.
  • Nanotechnosis : During the first half of season 4, Doc Ock used an army of nano-octobots to upgrade his tentacles, armor, and breathing harness. He has absolute mental control over his nano-machines. He can even use these nano-machines to gain a new set of powers.
    • Tentacles: His tentacles have been enhanced, allowing him better superhuman strength, mobility, and durability as well as other various superior weaponry. The claws of Ock's tentacles now have the ability to infect other armors with his Swarm Octobots.
      • Advanced Strength: He is able to overpower & lift heavy weaponry with his tentacles. He was even able to pin Spider-Man down and harm the latter beyond his durability.
    • Armored HYDRA Suit: During the first half of season 4, he utilizes a nanotech upgraded shell, which is extremely durable & has the HYDRA insignia on it. It also has an improved breathing harness.
      • Life-Support Systems: His suit has life-support systems responsible for his nourishment, by providing his body with the essential vitamins, minerals & proteins or any other medications needed for his sustenance & survival. Its main function is supplying air to his damaged respiratory systems & making sure the oxygen is being circulated regularly through his circulatory systems. This also makes up for his paralyzed legs.
      • Advanced Durability: The HYDRA Armor is highly resilient to physical trauma. Even after being blasted by the Patrioteer, beaten by the Spider-men & vulture, it was still without a scratch. After falling from massive heights, as it did in HYDRA Attacks, Part 2, it suffered not significant damage.
    • Technokinisis/Technology Manipulation: He even utilized his nanites to grant him the ability to mentally control technology, via infecting technological equipment with his nano-machines.
      • Technological Assimilation: His nanites were able to "eat" & "rebuild" the S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-Carrier into a HYDRA Island.
      • Technological Upgrading: He utilized his nano-machines to enhance the Vulture's armor's capabilities as well as give it a brand new look.
      • Techno-Regeneration: The nanobots can be used to rapidly repair damage done to Doc Ock's cybernetic parts. It is unknown if the same "repairing" power applies to Doc Ock's biological organs. He can even utilize such an ability to repair the technological equipment of his allies. His techno-regenerative abilities were seen in The New Sinister 6: Part 2, when Spider-Man destroyed one of his tentacles in anger, he immediately regrew a new one instead.
      • Mind Control: By infecting someone's armor with his nanites, he is able to gain control over their mental faculties & can force them to do his bidding. An example is when he used this ability on Vulture after he started to rebel against Doc Ock's wishes.

Doc Ock`s Electrocuting taser and Saw blade


  • Inferiority Complex: He is always emotionally hurt if someone treats him like a slave. Spider-Man has exploited this many times. He even managed to trick him into turning on Loki, HYDRA & the Green Goblin because they treated him like a slave.


  • Respiratory Deformity: After the accident, Doctor Octopus injuries had affected his breathing and had to be fitted with a special harness to enable him to breathe. If the holes are blocked, Doctor Octopus can fall unconscious from the lack of air in his lungs. However, after gaining regenerative abilities via nanomachines, he managed to heal his respiratory deformities.
  • Paralysis: He also is incapable of using his legs for walking and arms as he is paralyzed from the neck down. However, he can still use his arms, as they are strong enough to rip out of Spider-Man's webbing after a small struggle.[1] However, after gaining regenerative abilities via nanomachines, he managed to heal his physical paralysis.


 Season  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 891011121314151617181920212223242526 Total
Season 1 m 9
Season 2 c 6
Season 3 m c f 9
Season 4 m f m i 17
Overall 41
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 Year  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89101112131415161718192021222324 Total
2015 c c 2
2016 c 1
Overall 3

c - cameo
f - flashback
m - mentioned
i - illusion

Background in other media

  • This is Doctor Octopus's twenty-fifth other media appearance and sixth animated appearance.
  • Monster Ock's first animated appearance since the video game appearance in Activision's Spider-Man 2000 game.
  • In the comics and other TV series, the tentacles were Doctor Octopus' own invention and he was never actually paralyzed either. Rather, a device that helped him control them mentally was fused into his spine during an accident.


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  • During Season 3's premiere where Loki and Doctor Octopus team up against Spider-Man, Loki switches bodies with Spider-Man as a part of their master plan. Doc Ock notes that the idea is brilliant and that he's "going to write that down", a nod to the Superior Spider-Man story line where he takes over Spider-Man's life for some time.
  • The Ultimate Universe counterpart of Doc Ock was mentioned in Miles From Home.
  • Doctor Octopus is the only villain to appear in the first episodes of the four seasons.
  • Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin are the only villains to find out Spider-Man's secret identity.
  • Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter and Rhino are the only villains to be on every incarnation of the Sinister Six.
  • Doctor Octopus' role as a HYDRA member working for Arnim Zola was adapted in Amazing Spider-Man #25 (2017) for upcoming Secret Empire comic book event in the mainstream Marvel comic book universe, but as Superior Octopus (a hybrid form of his former Doctor Octopus and Superior Spider-Man selves, but with a Proto Clone body created by a revived Ben Reilly).


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