Otto Gunther Octavius
Doc Ock, Iron Octopus
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Doctor Octopus (real name Otto Octavius) is a scientist that was left cripped in a lab accident. With Norman Osborn's help, he survived his injuries, and worked for Oscorp to capture Spider-Man's powers to use for weapons.
Doctor Octopus has a short height and is very pale and also hunchbacked. He has long black wet hair and wears red goggles. Hewearsa grey scientist suit, around his stomach he wears a mechanical device, which enables him to breathe, with four octopus arms attached to it.
Before the accident, Otto Octavius was handsome once.
Later on, his hair grew back and he had his tentacles again, but still has his current goggles.
Doctor Octopus is a mad scientist that experiments with dangerous subjects, as shown when he created the symbiote. 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.Like a real octopus, Doctor Octopus is always hiding in the shadows, concealed in the cracks of his lab.
Early career and accident
Dr. Otto Octavius was friends with Doctor Curt Connors at college, then started working for Oscorp. Doctor Octavius was later involed in a lab accident which caused him breathing problems. Fortunately, Osborn funded technology to let Octavius breath through other ways and Octavius started serving Norman since that day.
Norman Osborn ordered Otto Octavius to capture Spider-Man and to create equipment to sell. Octavius hired the Frightful Four to do the job. He received from Wizard footage of Spider-Man. After the Frightful Four were defeated, he was scolded by Osborn and decided to not fail again.
Octavius sent an Octobot after Spider-Man to get a blood sample from him. Spider-Man crushed the Octobot but a smaller octobot concealed inside escaped with the blood sample. Otto Octavius uses this blood sample to create a symbiote by taking its most dangerous aspects out of it. However, the symbiote escaped and Octavius was childed by Norman. He told Norman that the symbiote went back to Spider-Man. After the symbiote seemingly was destroyed, Norman ordered Octavius to create a stronger version of the symbiote, Otto promised that he would.
Otto knew that Harry Osborn was Venom and kept it a secret from his employer Norman Osborn. But, when Harry transformed into Venom and attacked his father, Octavius claimed to have never known. Osborn was still impressed with the symbiote and wanted Octavius to make more symbiotes like it. Octavius agreed and told Osborn he would need more time. Osborn objected, explaining that time was something he did not have.
Going after Spider-Man
Otto Octavius sent out Whirlwind to get some information from Spider-Man. In his lab, he was once again scolded by Norman Osborn for his failures. Octavius told him that he would go capture Spider-Man. Norman sent him mockingly off and shutted the communications off. Enraged by Norman, he destroyed the screen and went after Spider-Man. He found Spider-Man at an amusement park. During his fight against Spider-Man, the villain is dubbed "Doctor Octopus" by Spider-Man. Doctor Octopus enjoyed hunting Spider-Man, after getting a shock from his tazzer by Spider-Man, he threw him in the hall of mirrors. He saw a mirror reminding of his past self, interrupted by Spider-Man's remark, Doctor Octopus finally grabbed and electrocuted Spider-Man into unconscioussness.
Doctor Octopus brought Spider-Man into his underwater lab to dissect. He reported to Norman that he caught Spider-Man. After hearing Norman's mockings, Doctor Octopus decided that he would do it on his own and cuts the communications off. Before Doctor Octopus could dissect Spider-Man, the latter woke up and fought against the former. Doctor Octopus tried to attack Spider-Man, but to no avail as he dodged every attack. After Doctor Octopus failed to hold Spider-Man, Norman let his employee knew that he was fired. The lab blew up leaking the water in. The water level reached the two, Doctor Octopus drowned but was saved by Spider-Man.
Soon, Doctor Octopus returned in an armor similar to that of Iron Man's, with the addition of the mechanical arms. After a two-versus-one brawl with Spider-Man and Iron Man, Iron Octopus is defeated. Unbenknownst to the heroes, he's captured by Norman and "rehired" while restrained and refined to a recuperation tank.
Soon, Doctor Octopus was placed in a green, spherical, and moveable version of the recuperating tank and was given new goggles, with his tentacles removed and his head shaved. Doctor Octopus began his run by sending the Frightful Four at Spider-Man once again. However, it was later revealed to be a distraction, one of the Octobots attacking Spider-Man and his team taking him to his new lair. After revealing that Venom came from Spider-Man's DNA, Doctor Octopus became engulfed in his own monologue, providing Spider-Man with enough time to escape. They battled once again, with Osborn then tasing Spider-Man. Doctor Octopus retreated to a new battlesuit of squid-like design, and injected Norman with an experimental green serum. Spider-Man's team arrived in the middle of one of Doctor Octopus's monologues and he was forced to confront them as Osborn transformed. He set fire to his own lab in the scuffle, and witnessed his abusive employer's transformation into the Green Goblin. He attached a control collar to Green Goblin so that he would be in full control of him; unfortunately, Green Goblin was able to tear it off and in the process, incapacitated Doctor Octopus's battlesuit. He was then thrown around by the creature, his battlesuit being continually being smashed by Green Goblin's rage-filled fists. It was here that Green Goblin noticed that the team had retreated, and went after them, leaving Doc Ock for dead.
Doctor Octopus was revealed to be alive when he was going after his serums in one of his lab and he was foiled by Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. Later when Dr. Curt Connors transforms into the Lizard and went after him. Doc Ock told Lizard that he transformed into a monster. When Lizard attacks him, he tells Spider-Man that they have to team up to beat him. Right in the middle of the fight, Doc Ock betrays him and escapes leaving Spider-Man with Lizard.
He later recuited Beetle, Electro, Rhino, Kraven the Hunter and Lizard and caused Spider-Man to come to his lab and made him fight the Sinister Six. However, he was defeated when Lizard resisted his control and Spider-Man took out his tentacles. He was then locked away in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new headquarters along with the remaining Sinister Six members.
Powers and Abilities
- Genius-Level Intellect: As a former scientist, Otto Octiavus is very intelligent, capable of creating new and deadly creations like Venom.
- Iron Octopus Armor
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.
- 101. "Great Power"
- 102. "Great Responsibility"
- 104. "Venom"
- 106. "Why I Hate the Gym"
- 108. "Back in Black"
- 111. "Venomous"
- 112. "Me Time"
- 122. "The Iron Octopus"
- 125. "Revealed"
- 201. "The Lizard"
- 206. "The Sinister Six"
Background in other media
- This is Doctor Octopus's twenty-fifth other media appearance and sixth animated appearance.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Me Time". Man of Action & Jacob Semahn (writer) & Alex Soto (director). July 1, 2012. No. 12.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Great Power". Paul Dini (writer) & Alex Soto, Tim Eldred (directors). Ultimate Spider-Man. April 1, 2012. No. 1.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Revealed". Man of Action & Eugene Son (writers) & Alex Soto (director). October 28, 2012. No. 25.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "The Lizard". Roy Burdine & Man of Action (writers) & Jacob Semahn (director). January 21, 2013. No. 27.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Venom". Man of Action, James Felder (writers) & Gary Hartle, Jeff Allen (directors). Ultimate Spider-Man. April 15, 2012. No. 4.
- ↑ "Great Responsibility". Paul Dini (writer) & Phil Pignotti, Tim Eldred (directors). Ultimate Spider-Man. April 1, 2012. No. 2.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Why I Hate the Gym". Man of Action, Joe Fallon (writers) & Jeff Allen, Gary Hartle (directors). Ultimate Spider-Man. April 29, 2012. No. 6.
- ↑ "Venomous". Man of Action (writer) & Phil Pignotti (director). June 24, 2012. No. 11.
- ↑ "The Iron Octopus". Man of Action & Frank Tieri (writers) & Alex Soto (director). September 30, 2012. No. 22.
- ↑ "The Sinister Six". Man of Action & Scott Mosier (writers) & Tim Maltby (director). February 17, 2013. No. 32.