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* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''3'', he chastises Peter for recreating their upside down kiss with Gwen. In the previous movie, she did the exact same thing with her then-fiancé, John Jameson.

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* AdaptedOut: Like Gwen, he's also absent from the tie-in video game for the third movie.


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* AdaptedOut: Doesn't appear in the tie-in video games for the second and third movies.


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* AdaptedOut: As with her father, she isn't in the video game adaptations of the second and third movies.

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* CigarChomper: Introduced this way, and seen smoking later on as well.


* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: With MJ. Peter has had a crush on her since they were in grade school, and after having numerous ship-tease moments in the first two films, they finally become an official couple at the end of "Spider-Man 2".

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* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: With MJ. Peter has had a crush on her since they were in grade school, and after having numerous ship-tease moments in the first two films, they finally become an official couple at the end of "Spider-Man 2".''Spider-Man 2''.



* PlotIrrelevantVillain: An interesting example in that this isn't the case for "Spider-Man 2", where Otto has a very large and crucial role to play, but for the overall myth arc of the Spider-Man trilogy. Green Goblin in the first film and Sandman in the third film are both very strongly tied to the overarching story of the trilogy, and they (unknowingly) play a large part in shaping the men Peter and Harry become over several years. By comparison, Otto's arc in the second film is much more standalone, and the only long-lasting consequence of his actions is exposing Peter's secret identity to both Harry and Mary Jane. In "Spider-Man 3", the GrandFinale of the series, Otto is barely acknowledged compared to the other antagonists.

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* PlotIrrelevantVillain: An interesting example in that this isn't the case for "Spider-Man 2", ''Spider-Man 2'', where Otto has a very large and crucial role to play, but for the overall myth arc of the Spider-Man ''Spider-Man'' trilogy. Green Goblin in the first film and Sandman in the third film are both very strongly tied to the overarching story of the trilogy, and they (unknowingly) play a large part in shaping the men Peter and Harry become over several years. By comparison, Otto's arc in the second film is much more standalone, and the only long-lasting consequence of his actions is exposing Peter's secret identity to both Harry and Mary Jane. In "Spider-Man 3", ''Spider-Man 3'', the GrandFinale of the series, Otto is barely acknowledged compared to the other antagonists.


* NotGoodWithRejection: The novelization shows that he was furious with Mary Jane breaking up with him, as in it he secretly gets revenge on her by [[spoiler:having his Aunt, who works in the broadway industry, reject Mary Jane's acting audition, even though she actually nailed the part]].

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* NotGoodWithRejection: The novelization shows that he was furious with Mary Jane breaking up with him, as in it he secretly gets revenge on her by [[spoiler:having his Aunt, who works in the broadway Broadway industry, reject Mary Jane's acting audition, even though she actually nailed the part]].


* AxCrazy: The Goblin personality. He latches a body count of 22 people before his defeat. That puts him at Joker-''Film/TheDarkKnight'' territory ([[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k3f0SB8lIM8 36 people]]), if far below Bane in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' and Loki in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It makes him the deadliest of all on-screen ''Spider-Man'' villains, including the villains in the Andrew Garfield reboot and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''.

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* AxCrazy: The Goblin personality. He latches a body count of 22 people before his defeat. That puts him at Joker-''Film/TheDarkKnight'' territory ([[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k3f0SB8lIM8 36 people]]), if far below Bane in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' and Loki in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It makes him the deadliest of all on-screen ''Spider-Man'' villains, including the villains in the Andrew Garfield reboot and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. [[spoiler:Mysterio in ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'' matches his scale but even then none of his attacks apparently had civilian casualties, and all his attempts to kill people are foiled on-screen, making Dafoe's Norman still the reigning champion of the Spidey movie death toll]].


* AdaptationalHeroism: He is a more traditional TragicVillain than his comic book counterpart.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: He is a more traditional TragicVillain than his comic book counterpart. For most of his history, until TheNineties, Otto Octavius was a gangster and terrorist, who sought to control New York's underworld, fought gang wars with other superpowered gangsters (The Owl, Hammerhead), and once tried to bomb New York with a neutron bomb. This version makes that part of Otto solely the result of the AI tentacles overwriting his brain functions rather than his real self.


'''Jameson:''' Thanks for the good news.

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'''Jameson:''' Thanks for the good news.news!


* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Was this in the early drafts for the third film, which had him unknowingly bringing the Venom symbiotic back from his space mission.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Was this in the early drafts for the third film, which had him unknowingly bringing the Venom symbiotic symbiote back from his space mission.


* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappears after the second film, though he was present in earlier drafts.



* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: He always comes off as relatively calm and collected no matter the situation, a big contrast to how his father reacts to everything.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Averted, at least in the film's novelization. [[spoiler:While saddened, he's generally understanding with Mary Jane deciding to move on, as deep down he himself was feeling unsure if their relationship was going to work out.]]

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* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: He always comes off as relatively calm and collected no matter the situation, a big contrast to how his father reacts to everything.
everything. In one version of the script for the third movie, his father hired Eddie Brock to spy on MJ after she dumped him; John by contrast handled it quite well.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Averted, at least in the film's novelization. [[spoiler:While saddened, he's generally understanding with Mary Jane deciding to move on, as deep down he himself was feeling unsure if their relationship was going to work out.]]]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Was this in the early drafts for the third film, which had him unknowingly bringing the Venom symbiotic back from his space mission.


* StalkerWithACrush: After Gwen rejects him. This is much emphasized in the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original script]].

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* StalkerWithACrush: After Gwen rejects him. This is much emphasized in the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original script]].script, which also had Jameson hiring Brock to spy on MJ after she jilted his son at the altar.


* FlatCharacter: The symbiote. In the comics, it was a very much alive parasite organism with a full fleshed out origin and has clear motivations. It also tells Eddie who Spider-Man really is (in the movie, Eddie sees Peter unmasked before the symbiote lands on him). But due to juggling so many characters in the movie, the trilogy not fitting with the sci-fi style origin of the symbiote, or having the rights to characters in his debut story, it's simply an alien parasite.

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* FlatCharacter: The symbiote. In the comics, it was a very much alive parasite organism with a full fleshed out origin and has clear motivations. It also tells Eddie who Spider-Man really is (in the movie, Eddie sees Peter unmasked before the symbiote lands on him). But due to juggling so many characters in the movie, the trilogy not fitting with the sci-fi style origin of the symbiote, or having the rights to characters in his debut story, it's simply an alien parasite. The most it really shows is its [[spoiler:lack of hostility toward Eddie - once they are separated and the symbiote grows into a giant, it's staring, roaring at and even trying to attack Peter, and when Eddie desperately tries to rebond with it, the symbiote only briefly looks at him screeching before they're blown up.]]



* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Although the Venom of the comics also had a pitch-black suit, it had a huge white spider stretched across it.

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* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Although the Venom of the comics also had a pitch-black suit, it he had a huge white spider stretched across it.it. This one still does have a spider symbol, although it is smaller and darker than tradition.

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* CanonForeigner: Not Harry himself, but the New Goblin identity was created for the films.


* DeadpanSnarker: Not to the same extent as his [[MotorMouth comic counterpart]], but Spidey does throw out a fair share of quips over the course of the series.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Not to the same extent as his [[MotorMouth comic counterpart]], but Spidey does throw out a fair share of quips over the course of the series. He is considerably snarkier in the video game tie ins, where he is voiced by Maguire again.


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* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''Dr. Connors:''' Your paper on fusion is still overdue.
-->'''Peter:''' I know. I'm planning to write it on Dr. Otto Octavius.
-->'''Dr. Connors:''' Planning is not a major at this university.


* EverybodyHasStandards: In the third movie, he issues a full retraction after Peter proves Eddie faked the photos of Spider-Man committing a robbery and fires Eddie immediately.

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* EverybodyHasStandards: In the third movie, he issues a full retraction after Peter proves Eddie faked the photos of Spider-Man committing a robbery and fires Eddie immediately.EveryoneHasStandards:



** In the third movie, he issues a full retraction after Peter proves Eddie faked the photos of Spider-Man committing a robbery and fires Eddie immediately.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He's generally a sensationalist hell-bent on taking Spider-Man down, but when Eddie Brock's fake photograph debacle is exposed, he is genuinely pissed about it and fires Eddie immediately, though unlike the times he's "fired" Peter, ''he means it'', showing that he still cares about publishing the truth despite his yellow journalist colors.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He's generally a sensationalist hell-bent on taking Spider-Man down, but when Eddie Brock's fake photograph debacle is exposed, he is genuinely pissed about it and fires Eddie immediately, though unlike the times he's "fired" Peter, ''he means it'', showing that he still cares about publishing the truth despite his yellow journalist colors.OOCIsSeriousBusiness:


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** He's generally a sensationalist hell-bent on taking Spider-Man down, but when Eddie Brock's fake photograph debacle is exposed, he is genuinely pissed about it and fires Eddie immediately, though unlike the times he's "fired" Peter, ''he means it'', showing that he still cares about publishing the truth despite his yellow journalist colors.

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