YMMV / Doctor Octopus

  • Complete Monster: The version from Spider-Man: Noir stands in stark contrast to his occasionally noble 616 counterpart. Born a cripple, Octavius used his genius to create mechanical limbs to compensate. Also a follower and worshiper of the Nazi philosophy, Octavius kidnaps innocent black men, knowing the police won't devote much effort to their disappearances and practices horrific experiments on them, that kill them or leave them drooling vegetables. He displays no remorse for this whatsoever, viewing them as less than human. He isn't above straight murder when it suits his purposes, either.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Dan Slott's interpretation during the latter part of the Big Time run and the entirety of Superior Spider-Man.
  • Magnificent Bastard: He's one of Spidey's smartest foes and while he's often too smug and arrogant for his own good, Octavious nonetheless has a number of feats under his belt that are both magnificent and bastardly. Story arcs such as The Master Planner and Ends of the Earth/Superior Spider-Man demonstrate that he is a true Chessmaster when he wants to be and the latter even sees him outright defeat Spider-Man and pull a successful Grand Theft Me on his arch-enemy. Beyond that, the man is a bona-fide genius inventor and world-renowned expert in the field of nuclear physics, as well as one of the toughest opponents for Spider-Man to beat in a fight- in fact, in their very first encounter he actually beat Spider-Man in a fight, and it wasn't the last time he'd do that either.