Otto Gunther Octavius
Genius-Level Intellect, Mechanical Tentacles, Life-Support Systems, Armored Suit, An army of Nano-Octobots under his mental control.
|“||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!||”|
Doctor Octopus (real name Dr. Otto 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 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.
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, and four octopus arms attached to it.
Before the accident, Otto Octavius was handsome once.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 leader, 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 Doctor Curt Connors at college, then started working for Oscorp. Doctor Octavius was later involved in a lab accident which caused him to be paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breath on his own. Fortunately, Osborn funded technology to let Octavius breath through a harness equipped with mechanical tentacles that gave him mobility 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 was seemingly 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.
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 shut 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 taser 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 unconsciousness.
Doctor Octopus brought Spider-Man into his underwater lab to dissect. He reported to Norman that he caught Spider-Man. After hearing Norman's mocking, 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. Unbeknownst 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 movable 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 battle suit 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 battle suit. He was then thrown around by the creature, his battle suit 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.
Season 2Doctor Octopus appears as one of the two primary antagonists of Season 2, sharing the role with Green Goblin. 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 recruited 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.
Spider-Man then went to Doctor Octopus cell to beg for help in curing Osborn. He refuses but becomes agitated when Spider-Man reveals the Goblin is on the Helicarrier. After the Green Goblin releases the symbiote on everyone, Green Goblin confronts Doc Ock ripping him from his cell. The Goblin tortures Doc Ock, but Spider-Man arrives in his armor and punches him and rescues the Doc. The two fly to create an Anti-Venom, while Osborn bonds with the symbiote himself. They recover Doc Ock's tentacles, much to his joy and begin to create the Anti-Venom, but Doc Ock is shocked by Spider-Man's scientific abilities and calls him a adequate assistant. But the Venom/Goblin burst in and attacks, so Spider-Man battles him while Ock finished the formula. Now twice as powerful Spider-Man in his armor struggles to fight him, but does allow enough time for Doc Ock to create the Formula. However the self destruct timer is about to go off giving them five minutes. The fight leads back to the lab and the formula is released in a blue gas like cloud spreading through the Helicarrier and curing everyone one, but the formula also return Norman back to his human form as Doc ock gets away in an escape pod.
Spider-Man and Norman Osborn in the Iron Patriot Armor battle Octavius who uses a Octobot to project a holographic image of himself. He attacks them with Spider-Soldiers, super soldiers based on the Venom symbiote Octavius developed from Osborn's stolen research. Spidey and Norman together put an end to Octavius' plans, earning the Iron Patriot S.H.I.E.L.D's trust in the process.
An armored Doctor Octopus and Lizard invades Ryker's Island and reassembles the Sinister Six by armoring up Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Rhino, and Scorpion. The Sinister Six give Spider-Man a hard time until Norman Osborn in the Iron Patriot armor and the rest of Spider-Man's team arrives. While Spider-Man fights Lizard, Iron Patriot fights Doctor Octopus while Spider-Man's team fight the other members of the Sinister Six. When the Sinister Six end up combining their attacks to take down Iron Patriot, Norman tells Doctor Octopus to finish him off but Doctor Octopus tells him that he prefers him as the monster he really is. Doctor Octopus plans to inject Spider-Man with the Goblin Serum. Despite his attempts to stop Doctor Octopus from turning Norman back into the Green Goblin, the Lizard keeps distracting him. After watching the Lizard getting cured back into Dr. Connors, Doctor Octopus then injects Norman Osborn with the Goblin serum. Spider-Man tells him that it was Goblin serum and what he has done. While watching Norman Osborn become Green Goblin, he tells him that he did what he did: he won. He knock the Green Goblin down and tells him that he will be destroyed by the Sinister Six but Green Goblin tells him that it is he who will be destroyed and attacks and defeats Doctor Octopus and Rhino. Green Goblin tells Doctor Octopus that he was wrong and that the Green Goblin has always been his master and rips off one of his tentacles and finding extra Goblin serums in it. Though Spider-Man has won against the Sinister Six, Green Goblin gets away with the captive members of Spider-Man's team. After the Sinister Six were defeated, Dr. Curt Connors thanks Spider-Man for saving him.
Loki springs Doctor Octopus from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-Carrier and reconstructs his underwater lab. Upon Loki providing Doctor Octopus with Asgardian armor, they both work together in a plot to recreate the Venom symbiote. Upon Loki abducting Spider-Man from Avengers Tower, Doctor Octopus harvests Spider-Man's DNA and recreates Venom where they use the symbiotes to possess Ulik, Fenris Wolf, and some Frost Giants, Trolls, and Ice Dragons in a plot to take over Manhattan. After the Venom-possessed Asgardian creatures are defeated, liberated from the Venom symbiote, and sent back to Asgard, Doctor Octopus goes on the attack. When Loki starts to treat Doctor Octopus like a henchman, Doctor Octopus attacks Loki only for Loki to make Doctor Octopus' Asgardian armor disappear. Spider-Man catches Doctor Octopus during his mid-fall. After Loki retreats back to Asgard, Doctor Octopus is taken back into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.
Vulture who turned out to be one of Doctor Octopus's animal serum experiments who had his mind wiped to make room for programming. When Spider-Man took him to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-Carrier to find some answers, Doctor Octopus turned him into the weapon he intended to, but Spider-Man was able to help him overcome it and they defeated Doctor Octopus.
Green Goblin leads several members of the Sinister Six (Doc Ock, the Beetle and the Scorpion) during an attempted prison break on board the S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-Carrier during a showdown between Taskmaster's team and the New Warriors. The three Sinister Six members were eventually defeated by the amateur New Warriors.
When Nick Fury is taken over by Doctor Octopus's Octobot-themed nanobots to get free from the Triskelion's brig, Ant-Man, Spider-Man and Power Man shrink down to remove the Octobots from Fury's body while the others pursue Doctor Octopus. While fighting their way though nanobots modeled after the Beetle, the Lizard, the Green Goblin and the Scorpion, Ant-Man, Spider-Man and Power Man make their way to the heart to get to Fury's brain. As Ant-Man and Power Man are left busy fighting the nanobots (where some combined into one robot), Spider-Man learns from Fury's conscious that Doctor Octopus has set the Triskelion's reactor to meltdown. Once the nanobots are destroyed, the reactor overload is averted and Doctor Octopus is defeated, Spider-Man and Ant-Man visit Fury in the Triskelion's infirmary where Ant-Man admitted that Spider-Man's recklessness stopped Doctor Octopus's plot.
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Season 4In the season premire "Hydra Attacks", Spider-Man, Iron Spider, and Agent Venom pursue Doc Ock, and defeat and detain him. However, this is actually part of Ock's plan, as he has a miniture Octobot break into Swarm's cell, and bonds to his nanites, causing him to explode, sending the Octobot nanites all over the Tri-Carrier, transforming it into Hyrda Island. Doctor Octopus is reconfigured into a new life-support armor (resembling his Ends of the Earth design) and reveals that he formed an alliance with Arnim Zola and HYDRA,and has created an army of Goblin Soldiers (Goblin-mutated versions of his Spider-Soldiers). Doc Ock then releases the supervillains aboard the Tri-Carrier (Batroc the Leaper, Boomerang and Kraven the Hunter among them). He informs them he intends to reform the Sinister Six, and offers that the first one to capture Spider-Man will be the first to join. Kraven takes up this offer, and he pursues Spider-Man and his aggressive partner Scarlet Spider. Ock also intends to transform Norman Osborn back into the Green Goblin to lead his Goblin Army, but after Osborn reveals he has inoculated himself with a cure that makes him immune to the serum, he attempts to inject Harry Osborn instead. However, Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider's timely interference saves the Osborns. After the spider-related heroes manage to send Zola and Hydra Island flying into space, Doc Ock escapes and sets out to find the former members of the team to reinstate it.
Doc Ock teams up with Baron Mordo and uses the Siege Perilous to summon the Ultimate Green Goblin to recruit instead. When the demonic Goblin learns of the Siege Perilous' capabilities, he attempts to destroy all of reality with it, but is stopped by Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Miles Morales, who uses his spider-sting to destroy the Siege Perilous, stranding him and his world's Goblin in the original universe. Doc Ock convince the Ultimate Green Goblin HYDRA wanted to recruit the most powerful villains like him into Sinister Six to destroy Spider-Man and his Web Warriors, not to make him a slave.
Doctor Octopus equips Vulture with special Hydra armor and sends him (reluctantly) to kill Norman Osborn in exchange for information containing Vulture's past. The two of them, alongside an Octobot, end up fighting Spider-Man, Miles Morales (who takes on the name Kid Arachnid), Norman (in his Iron Patriot armor) and Harry Osborn (in the American Son armor). Using Iron Patriot's helmet, Vulture found no records of his past in the Oscorps' files or Doctor Octopus's data files, causing Vulture to attack Doctor Octopus in rage. Wanting to keep Vulture as a weapon and potential recruit for his Sinister Six, Doctor Octopus used his nanites to change Vulture's armor, changing its color from green to black and red and causing him to lose his free will. Before he loses his free will, Vulture tells Spider-Man that Doctor Octopus has a spy in S.H.I.E.L.D. and then takes off.
Rhino is revealed to be a spy for Doctor Octopus, as he was the one to inject Dr. Connors with the Lizard serum and escape with Doctor Octopus with Agent Venom.
Doctor Octopus worked to remove the Venom symbiote from Flash Thompson. Following Kraven the Hunter's defeat and Spider-Man's group escaping, Doctor Octopus plans to cure Rhino of his loyalty problem. During the course of this episode, Arnim Zola was shown to be annoyed with Doctor Octopus' obsession with defeating Spider-Man.
Spider-Man and Iron Spider's pursuit of Vulture takes them to a nearby island where it was discovered that Doctor Octopus has captured Sandman and cloned him from his sand samples in order to find the "Ultimate Sandman" that would join his Sinister Six. When Iron Spider stumbles onto Doctor Octopus' lab, he ends up imprisoned by Doctor Octopus as one of Sandman's clones wears the Iron Spider armor. As Amadeus Cho and Sandman work to get free, Spider-Man fights Doctor Octopus, his Octobots, and the Sandman Clones. Upon Iron Spider uses an electrical disruption to deactivate Doctor Octopus' remote, the Sandman Clones are rendered inert as Sandman reabsorbs them while Doctor Octopus gets away.
Morbius is brought in by Arnim Zola to work with Doctor Octopus as they collaborate on creating the Anti-Venom symbiote. When Spider-Man, Agent Venom, and Harry Osborn in the American Son armor find where Doctor Octopus and Michael Morbius are working, Michael Morbius witnesses Doctor Octopus infect Harry Osborn with the Anti-Venom symbiote. As Agent Venom and Norman Osborn in the Iron Patriot armor fight Anti-Venom and Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man webs up Michael Morbius who tells him about an ion-powered inhibitor that would be used on Anti-Venom. After Spider-Man, Agent Venom, and Iron Patriot get away with Harry Osborn, Doctor Octopus finds Michael Morbius webbed up who states that Spider-Man forced the information out of him. Doctor Octopus states to Michael Morbius that he is always one step ahead.
Doctor Octopus has assembled his Sinister Six with Kraven the Hunter, Ultimate Green Goblin, Rhino, Hydro-Man, and Electro where they attack the Triskelion. After most of the Sinister Six was defeated by the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, Doctor Octopus revealed to Spider-Man that he actually formed the Sinister Seven when his spy on the inside is revealed to be not Rhino but Scarlet Spider who defeats and unmasks Spider-Man.
Doctor Octopus' true motive on obtaining SHIELD Key and its dangerous weapon, created by Dr. Connors, is to destroy HYDRA for keeping him into worst situation of being their slave than in Oscorp, and rebuilt it into his own HYDRA organization, OCTOPUS. He was stopped by Scarlet Spider but he escapes while the OCTOPUS island crashes.Doctor Octopus is still a HYDRA member, but able to cover his status as a traitor through destroying Arnim Zola from the previous last episode. Once Morbius got the sample of Venom symbiote from Agent Venom, he, Doctor Octopus and Crossbone plans to revive Carnage symbiote. When Spider-Man and Agent Venom (whose symbiote gets neutralized by the rebirth of Carnage symbiote), Doc Ock injects Morbius with a cross species serum of bat, but it became backfired when Morbius throws the Carnage symbiote sample on Ock in turn, and both men become monsters, with Morbius taking on a giant bat form and and Ock becoming Monster Ock at the same time. As Monster Ock is defeated and Carnage is removed from Ock's body, the reborn red symbiote somehow neutralizes the HYDRA upgrade tech, causing Doc Ock to revert to his original appearance, and initially leaves him in coma.
Later Doc Ock recovered from his coma and tried to find his researches that were taken by Arnim Zola. He was found by Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and Scarlet Spider and sent Scarlet Spider synthezoids to kill them. After the synthezoids were defeated, Scarlet Spider knocked Doc Ock down and demanded to know who he was. Doc Ock tells them that Arnim Zola brought him into HYDRA to create "Project Kaine". He tells them that Arnim Zola and HYDRA Island are still active at the bottom of the sea and that it contains the info to Scarlet Spider's past and the information that was taken from him. Scarlet Spider takes Doc Ock into a submarine to get to HYDRA Island.
On Hydra Island, Ock proves himself to be an honorable man by keeping Spider-man identity a personal secret and honoring their deal by even protecting the spidermen. Once inside Hydra Island, they accidentally awaken the Spider-Slayers Synthezoids. After a lengthy battle between Dock Ock and the Spiderman versus the Spider-Slayers, Ock confesses that Scarlet Spider is a synthezoid as well, albeit with more humanity than the Spider-Slayers due the immense amount of Spider-man's DNA. After retreating to a hidden lab, Dock Ock manages to retrieve a vail containing enhanced nanomachiens which not only heal his physical damages and deformities, but also enhanced his body with peak-physical abilities and even enhanced his tentacles. After helping the Spidermen in overpowering and imprisoning the Spider-Slayers Doc Ock revives Zola and makes him admit defeat to Doc Ock. Satisfied at his victory over Zola, Doc Ock escapes Hydra Island, telling the Spiderman that he honored their deal, but they must find their own means of escape.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Iron Octopus Armor
- 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. However, after gaining regenerative abilities via nanomachines, he managed to heal his physical paralysis.
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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.
- 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).
- Main article: Doctor Octopus/Gallery
|Kraven the Hunter • Rhino • Electro • Lizard (unwillingly) • Beetle|
|Sinister Six (tech)|
|Kraven the Hunter • Rhino • Electro • Lizard (unwillingly) • Scorpion|
|Kraven the Hunter • Rhino (unwillingly) • Electro • Ultimate Goblin • Hydro-Man • Scarlet Spider (betrayed)|
|Superior Sinister Six|
|Kraven the Hunter • Rhino (unwillingly) • Scorpion • Vulture (unwillingly) • Crossbones (unwillingly)|
- ↑ 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.