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!!! '''Alter Ego:''' Dr. Otto Gunther Octavius
!!! '''Notable Aliases:''' the Master Planner, the Master Programmer, the Bowery Bum, the Superior Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the Superior Venom, the Superior Octopus, Dr. Elliot Tolliver, the Cosmic Superior Spider-Man, the Cosmo-Spider, the Cosmo Superior
!!! '''Species:''' Human Mutate (Later Clone Human Mutate)
!!! '''First Appearance:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #3 (July 1963) [[note]]As Doctor Octopus[[/note]]; ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #698 (November 2012) [[note]]As the Superior Spider-Man[[/note]]; ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' Vol. 4 #25 (May 2017) [[note]]As the Superior Octopus[[/note]]



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-> '''AKA:''' Doctor Otto Gunther Octavius in the body of Peter Benjamin Parker
-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #697

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-> '''AKA:''' !!! '''Alter Ego:''' Doctor Otto Gunther Octavius in the body of Peter Benjamin Parker
-> '''Debut:''' !!! '''First Appearance:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #697


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-> '''AKA:''' Doctor Otto Gunther Octavius in the body of Peter Benjamin Parker
-> '''Debut:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #697

-->"''Better yet, with my unparalleled genius -- and my boundless ambition -- I'll be a better Spider-Man than you ever were. From this day forth, I shall become... THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN!''"

After his master plan during "Ends Of The Earth" failed, Otto Octavius was at the end of his life. Before his inevitable end came, he put in motion his final plan, which was switching bodies with Peter Parker and taking all his memories, instincts, and powers in the process. At first Ock tried to use them as a way to get revenge on Peter, but after Peter showed him the ramifications of being Peter Parker include "the great responsibility", Octavius changed his ways and now tries to honor Peter's last wish by being a better hero than he ever was.
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: In almost all of his appearances in other comics especially in Alpha: Big Time and Avenging Spider-man, where he is using Alpha to upgrade himself and seems to be rebuilding the Sinister Six respectively. Not that this is surprising given that he's a somewhat reformed villain.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: It's a brand new Spidey, for better or worse. Sort of; even though it's Peter's body, Doctor Octopus is in control of it.
* AngelFaceDemonFace: As Superior Venom. If Otto is in control his eyes are smooth, the webbing motif neat and tidy, and nary a fang in sight. When he starts to get angry, however, he sprouts a maw full of fangs and both the eyes and webbing motif become distorted.
* AntagonistInMourning:
** After he kills Peter, he remembers everything that Peter went through due to the Freaky Friday Flip. It's enough to drive him to use his powers for good.
** Notably averted when he purges Peter from his mind -- he immediately celebrates that he's ''free''.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: As of the beginning of ''Superior'', NominalHero for the former and NobleDemon for the latter. While he becomes increasingly antagonistic and arrogant, he believes he's doing it for the good of the city (and his ego). When he ultimately realizes he's been doing more harm than good, he sacrifices himself to give Peter his body back.
* AntiHeroSubstitute: He lacks the aesthetics to be a proper NinetiesAntiHero, but certainly has the attitude and viciousness of one.
* TheAtoner:
** ''[[ExaggeratedTrope Much]]'' more so than Peter, which is saying quite a bit. He was so moved by learning about the original Spider-Man's past that he decided to use his powers for good instead of for selfish reasons. He's got plenty to atone for, too: nearly destroying the planet for starters, and pretty much every other heinous thing that he's done as Doctor Octopus. This is the only thing keeping him from being a KarmaHoudini from the conclusion of ''Amazing''.
** However, as the series goes on, his quest becomes more driven by his own ego than by any desire to do good, making this a SubvertedTrope.
* BaitTheDog: It sure was nice of him to perform a brain surgery to save a little girl. Too bad that he does it as a means to find Peter's remnant and try to kill him for good.
* BerserkButton:
** In ''Superior Spider-Man'' Issue #3, finding out that his old friend the Vulture was using children as mooks, drove Otto blind with rage, especially since he had hit one of them. Due to his father abusing him as a child, he abhors the idea of harming children, especially if he hurt them. He changed his mind from giving the Vulture money so he would stop his crimes, to trying to kill him.
** Bullies in general, and anything that triggers Otto's memories of being bullied cause him to react with DisproportionateRetribution.
* ButHeSoundsHandsome: Whenever Doctor Octopus is brought up.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: After Horizon Labs is destroyed he founds Parker Industries in order to keep developing weapons and equipment.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: In the ''Superior'' Issue #2. Ghost-Peter is pretty grossed out by this.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's most evident in ComicBook/TheAvengers, however he tends to be more on the deadpan side.
* DirtyOldMan: Although being in Peter's body does not make him physically old in the slightest, he is a middle-aged man, and a lot of issue 1 and 2 of ''Superior'' have him hitting on women of Peter's age, meaning women at least 20 years younger than he is. Then in issue four, when he reenters grad school, he flirts with one of the students there. Ghost Peter is very disturbed.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Taking on the Venom symbiote causes him to lose all self-control and start ranting like a madman and become obsessed with finding any lawbreaker he can find ([[AllCrimesAreEqual no matter how minor]]) so he can beat them up and demonstrate his superiority. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain This results in Peter resurfacing and convincing Ock to free himself from the Symbiote's control]].
* FairWeatherMentor: To Alpha.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: He's tricked out the outfit to have StatOVision and [[NightVisionGoggles Night Vision]], like Iron Man.
* GoodIsNotNice: Probably the defining difference between him and Peter. And the "good" part is stretching it.
* GoOutWithASmile: He smiles at Peter, recognizing that he's the hero New York City needs.
* GrandTheftMe: Pulled a Freaky Friday Flip on Peter after his battle with both Hobgoblins.
* GracefulLoser:
** In the end, Otto acknowledges Peter is the true Superior Spider-Man and willingly gives Parker his body back, even purging his memories to avoid distracting and confusing Peter.
** When Peter successfully trounces him during their fight in Spider-Verse, Otto admits defeat with begrudging acceptance.
* GhostMemory: One of his new "powers", in a sense. He got these memories from Peter, and it's what inspired him to go through his HeelFaceTurn in the first place. He loses them after purging the remnants of Peter from his body.
* HeelFaceTurn: Otto takes over as Spider-Man after Peter dies, overwhelmed by Peter's memories and thoughts. Of course, he's still an egomaniac, so he's also motivated by being a better Spider-Man than Peter was.
** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He sequesters and purges the remnants of Peter from his body, going back on his promise to protect Peter's friends by slaughtering mental representations of them. To be fair, it was because he only saw them as memories and all of Peter's had to go so that he could continue to be Spider-Man. [[JerkassHasAPoint Though Otto's point about how the mental representations are not actually Peter's friends]], [[VillainHasAPoint and "killing" them is not actually breaking the promise Otto made to Peter IS perfectly valid]].
* HeelRealization: He finally realizes all he has done wrong and all of his flaws in the Goblin Nation arc.
* HeroicSuicide: He erases himself to allow Peter back his body to save New York in ''Superior Spider-Man'' 30.
* HijackingCthulhu: He seizes control of the Venom symbiote and forces it to remain bonded to him when it tries to leave him for Flash. The symbiote quickly undermines his control and turns the tables on him fairly quickly, though.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In ''Spider-Verse'', when Otto and Peter face off for the final time, [[spoiler:Otto sneers at Peter for ganging up on him with Spider-Girl and Spider-Woman. Peter is quick to point out he has no right to judge, since he founded the Sinister Six with the same intent in mind]].
** During ''Mighty Avengers'', he yells at "Spider Hero" ([[RunningGag no hypen]]) for stealing his identity, and demands he remove his costume immediately. This'd be the same guy running around in someone else's body.
* IHatePastMe: When [[MyFutureSelfAndMe they come face to face]] in ''Spider-Verse'', Otto assumes Peter is from before his GrandTheftMe and mocks him lacking the ruthlessness to kill his enemies. Peter responds by punching him in the nose, then beats him by surrendering and telling [=SpOck=] to prove his superiority by killing him.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Why he splits up with Mary Jane. He also does this [[PetTheDog out of respect for Peter]].
* InsufferableGenius: About 90 percent of his thoughts are how much Superior he is to Peter, or how other the resident geniuses of the Marvel Universe are not as smart as him, like Reed flipping Richards.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Well, as if hijacking another man's body and stealing his life just so he could keep living wasn't a hint. Also, just in general. During ''Mighty Avengers'', he brings an army of minions to Luke Cage's doorstep just because he can't stand the idea of there being other heroes cutting into "his" turf. Only the threat of legal action in the form of She-Hulk gets him to go away.
* {{Jerkass}}: In terms of personality, he's really not someone you'd want to hang around with. [[DeconstructedTrope This trait nearly got him kicked off of the Avengers]].
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, he's also doing the right thing because he feels that it's what the real Spider-Man would do. Even still, the "Jerk" aspect of this can be stretched a bit, considering that part of the reason he's being good is due to simply outdo the original.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: His actions are increasingly less heroic and more extreme. This definitely kicks in by the time he erases Peter. He subverts this, though with [[RedemptionEqualsDeath his]] [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre final]] [[HeroicSuicide actions]].
* KarmicDeath: A ''self-inflicted'' example. Otto put Peter down for the count for a long time by erasing him from his own mind. When he realizes that the world needs Peter, he does the same thing to himself in penance, and so that Peter won't be distracted by Octavius' extra baggage.
* KillAndReplace: Previously, Dr. Octopus had swapped bodies with Spider-Man, leaving the hero to die trapped in Ock's broken body and leaving the villain in a healthy, heroic body with no one realizing anything. Doc Ock uses his new life to constantly try to prove himself a superior Spider-Man. [[spoiler: In the end of the series, Otto realizes Parker was better than him and lets him take control of his body once more.]]
* KillTheGod: In order to stop the Inheritors, [[spoiler:Otto kills the Master Weaver]].
* LargeHam: Good gravy, just look at the quote.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Getting sent back to Earth-616 erased his memories of the events of ''Spider-Verse''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Kicking Peter out of his head cost him Peter's memories, which becomes increasingly important as the story arc progresses.
* LegacyCharacter: Doctor Octopus is now Spider-Man after the aforementioned Grand Theft Me.
* LoveRedeems: Otto's love for Anna Maria leads to him giving Peter his body back in order to save her.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's manipulating pretty much everyone right now.
* MadScientist [[ScienceHero Hero]]: Like the original Spidey, only more fiendish.
* MetaGuy: In Hickman's run on the Avengers, oddly enough.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: As of ''#22'', Dr. Peter Parker is in the house.
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: For the most part, he doesn't act anything like either Peter or Spider-Man, although [[IdiotBall it takes a while for anyone to notice]].
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: His new suit has four cybernetic spider-legs, similar to Peter's old Iron Spider outfit.
* NotQuiteDead: In the ''Superior Spider-Man #32'' and ''#33'' [=SpOck=] is shown to have been [[http://www.comicvine.com/articles/go-back-to-the-future-with-superior-spider-man-32-33/1100-148745/ transported to the 2099 universe]], though this takes place during his fight with Spider-Man 2099.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[ZigZaggingTrope Sort of]]. His series starts off as a recovering villain that uses the methods of an AntiHero, seemingly becoming more heroic over time. Later on, he becomes more of a WellIntentionedExtremist and uses increasingly morally questionable methods to achieve his goals, and ultimately leaves many of those that are close to him alienated by his actions.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Ghost-Peter just before purging him.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: [=SpOck's=] second costume is based off of Alex Ross' concept art for ''Film/SpiderMan1'', and he becomes increasingly violent and antagonistic, taking cues from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: While he wasn't able to undo the damage he did to Peter's life, he did allow Peter to live to fight another day.
* SanitySlippage: After returning from being time-warped, Otto becomes more brutal and totalitarian than ever. [[spoiler:This is because while fighting the Inheritors, he learns that Peter will eventually regain control of his body.]]
* ScrewDestiny: When Otto figures out that Peter is going to get his body back in ''Spider-Verse'', [[spoiler:he tries to destroy the Web of Life thinking it will free him from his fate]].
* ShadowArchetype: He already was this as Doctor Octopus and now it's taken UpToEleven. His methods of crime fighting are more vicious and what would happen if Peter decided to be serious about protecting the whole city.
* TakingUpTheMantle: Becomes Spider-Man after Peter dies.
* TheUnfettered: He ''nearly'' kills someone during his first night on the town. Arguably {{Subverted|Trope}} due to the influence of Ghost-Peter. He later plays it straight: in issue five he uses a gun to point blank shot Massacre in the head, even after Massacre was able to feel emotion again.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: So Peter Parker, normally a good-natured quipster, suddenly to all his friends and family turns into an operatic jerkass, and no-one in the superhero community seems to suspect anything's up. ''Mighty Avengers'' gives the mild handwave that everyone assumes he's just been reading way too much Ayn Rand lately.
* VillainProtagonist: He becomes more and more of this as the series progresses.
* WalkingSpoiler: The identity of the character spoils the conclusion of the final arc of the ''Amazing'' series.
** LateArrivalSpoiler: That being said, anyone who opens up an issue of ''Superior'' is going to have the twist immediately spoiled for them.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Kaine, self-described "[[EvilTwin evil clone]]" of Spider-Man, berates Otto for [[BrokenPedestal how far he's fallen]].
** As do a ''lot'' of the other heroes that Otto has run into.
* WouldHurtAChild: Otto tries to stab Spider-Girl [[spoiler:when she tries to stop him from destroying the Web of Life]].
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* EvilGenius: A definite poster boy of this trope. Hell, in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' he drinks out of a coffee mug with this label on it.

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* EvilGenius: A definite poster boy of this trope. Hell, in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' he drinks out of a coffee mug with this label on it. Otto is an master strategist and manipulator and an expert in many scientific fields, including the study of radiation, which even [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] acknowledges is better than his own.


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* GeniusBruiser: When wielding his tentacles, he's a formidable fighter, despite his otherwise less than athletic physique. He regularly tangles with the likes of Spider-Man, so you better believe he knows how to fight.

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** He also plays this role in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' and [[spoiler:''VideoGame/SpiderManPS4'']].


* ArchEnemy: He used to compete with the Green Goblin and to a lesser extent Venom in this regard to Spider-Man. He held this most consistently in the first 100 issues and then only recovered that during that Dan Slott's time. Initially, he is the first villain to defeat Spider-Man, the creator and leader of the Sinister Six, the BigBad of one of Spider-Man's greatest stories, the Master Planner arc. Indirectly he killed Captain George Stacy and irreparably strained Peter's relation with Gwen Stacy. And he put Black Cat, Spider-Man's third great love in hospital. Then in Dan Slott's run, he managed to take over his body and live his life. However this experience would wind up changing Otto for the better and he would eventually become an anti-hero like Venom.

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* ArchEnemy: He used to compete with the Green Goblin and to a lesser extent Venom in this regard to Spider-Man. He held this most consistently in the first 100 issues and then only recovered that during that Dan Slott's time. Initially, he is the first villain to defeat Spider-Man, the creator and leader of the Sinister Six, the BigBad of one of Spider-Man's greatest stories, the Master Planner arc. Indirectly he killed Captain George Stacy and irreparably strained Peter's relation with Gwen Stacy. And he put Black Cat, Spider-Man's third great love in the hospital. Then in Dan Slott's run, he managed to take over his body and live his life. However this experience would wind up changing Otto for the better and he would eventually become an anti-hero like Venom.


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* ArchEnemy: He used to compete with the Green Goblin and to a lesser extent Venom in this regard to Spider-Man. He held this most consistently in the first 100 issues and then only recovered that during that Dan Slott's time. Initially, he is the first villain to defeat Spider-Man, the creator and leader of the Sinister Six, the BigBad of one of Spider-Man's greatest stories, the Master Planner arc. Indirectly he killed Captain George Stacy and irreparably strained Peter's relation with Gwen Stacy. And he put Black Cat, Spider-Man's third great love in hospital. Then in Dan Slott's run, he managed to take over his body and live his life. However this experience would wind up changing Otto for the better and he would eventually become a anti-hero like Venom.

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* ArchEnemy: He used to compete with the Green Goblin and to a lesser extent Venom in this regard to Spider-Man. He held this most consistently in the first 100 issues and then only recovered that during that Dan Slott's time. Initially, he is the first villain to defeat Spider-Man, the creator and leader of the Sinister Six, the BigBad of one of Spider-Man's greatest stories, the Master Planner arc. Indirectly he killed Captain George Stacy and irreparably strained Peter's relation with Gwen Stacy. And he put Black Cat, Spider-Man's third great love in hospital. Then in Dan Slott's run, he managed to take over his body and live his life. However this experience would wind up changing Otto for the better and he would eventually become a an anti-hero like Venom.


Dr. Octopus faded from view and prominence in TheEighties, with his major storyline, ''The Owl[=/=]Octopus War'' happening in the pages of the second series ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' (Issues #73-79) rather than the flagship title. In TheNineties, writer Creator/TomDeFalco in a number of stories established his backstory, and during the Clone Saga, briefly reworked him into an ally of Spider-Man only for him to be briefly killed off and replaced by Carolyn Trainer, who became Lady Octopus for a brief time, until Defalco brought Octopus back only with his memory of being allies with Peter removed. Dr. Octopus was back and here to stay. He returned to prominence in a series of stories starting from ASM #600 where Peter comes across Octopus' brain scanner and uses it in his attempt to stop a catastrophe. The problem is that the device gives Octopus a scan of Peter's brain. Repeated use of the device over the next 100 issues gives Octopus more and more information to plot the ultimate daring heist. In addition to this, [[RealityEnsues After years of fighting Spider-Man]], [[EvilCripple his body began to succumb to the injuries he had sustained over the years]]. In one storyline, ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'', Dr. Octopus briefly ascended to a global Marvel-wide threat needing Spider-Man and the Avengers to shut him down with Spider-Man dying and decaying in his body leading to the ''Dying Wish'' storyline. As a way to prevent his death, [[FreakyFridayFlip Otto switched bodies with Peter Parker]] using one of his robots and the information from the brain-scanning. Before dying in Otto's body, Peter urged Otto to change for good and succeed the Spider-Man mantle with his last breaths. Otto complied, swearing to both live up to Spider-Man's example but do it his way, i.e. doing good by proving that he's the [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan superior hero]], resulting a more brutal, but still trying-to-be-heroic Spider-Man. Unfortunately, he found himself [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil slowly slipping back into evil]], starting with his attempted erasure of a fragment of Peter Parker's soul and JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope from there. He eventually had a HeelRealization that he was doing more harm than good by the time Peter's soul fragment came BackFromTheDead, and relinquished control of Peter's body, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath erasing his own consciousness as penance]]. As Otto died, he told Peter that Peter [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre was a better Spider-Man and a better person]] than Otto (the self-proclaimed SuperiorSuccessor) could ever hope to be.

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Dr. Octopus faded from view and prominence in TheEighties, with his major storyline, ''The Owl[=/=]Octopus War'' happening in the pages of the second series ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' (Issues #73-79) rather than the flagship title. In TheNineties, writer Creator/TomDeFalco in a number of stories established his backstory, and during the Clone Saga, briefly reworked him into an ally of Spider-Man only for him to be briefly killed off and replaced by Carolyn Trainer, who became Lady Octopus for a brief time, until Defalco brought Octopus back only with his memory of being allies with Peter removed. Dr. Octopus was back and here to stay. He returned to prominence in a series of stories starting from ASM #600 where Peter comes across Octopus' brain scanner and uses it in his attempt to stop a catastrophe. The problem is that the device gives Octopus a scan of Peter's brain. Repeated use of the device over the next 100 issues gives Octopus more and more information to plot the ultimate daring heist. In addition to this, [[RealityEnsues After years of fighting Spider-Man]], [[EvilCripple his body began to succumb to the injuries he had sustained over the years]]. In one storyline, ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'', Dr. Octopus briefly ascended to a global Marvel-wide threat needing Spider-Man and the Avengers to shut him down with Spider-Man dying and decaying in his body leading to the ''Dying Wish'' storyline.

As a way to prevent his death, [[FreakyFridayFlip Otto switched bodies with Peter Parker]] using one of his robots and the information from the brain-scanning. Before dying in Otto's body, Peter urged Otto to change for good and succeed the Spider-Man mantle with his last breaths. Otto complied, swearing to both live up to Spider-Man's example but do it his way, i.e. doing good by proving that he's the [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan superior hero]], resulting a more brutal, but still trying-to-be-heroic Spider-Man. Unfortunately, he found himself [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil slowly slipping back into evil]], starting with his attempted erasure of a fragment of Peter Parker's soul and JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope from there. He eventually had a HeelRealization that he was doing more harm than good by the time Peter's soul fragment came BackFromTheDead, and relinquished control of Peter's body, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath erasing his own consciousness as penance]]. As Otto died, he told Peter that Peter [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre was a better Spider-Man and a better person]] than Otto (the self-proclaimed SuperiorSuccessor) could ever hope to be.


* DoubleConsciousness: a long-standing characterization attempting to resolve the varying depictions mentioned in DependingOnTheWriter. Somewhere between his traumatic childhood, the neurological damage from being fused to a malfunctioning BrainComputerInterface, [[GollumMadeMeDoIt the nebulous, possibly imagined, active influences of said system]], brain damage from years of fighting well beyond his organic body's capacity, his own megalomania, personal fixations, and countless other issues, Otto is in a constant state of identity crisis. He is torn between his identity as the confident, ruthless, and brilliant supervillain Doctor Octopus... and the insecure and troubled man [[IJustWantToBeSpecial desperately seeking vindication]], Dr. Otto Octavius. While not a true split personality, even Doc Ock has no idea what he really wants [[AndThenWhat beyond his latest scheme]], and what he'll do to get it.



* ScaryShinyGlasses: An iconic western example, both invoked and justified in many incarnations by having them do double-duty as prescription SinisterShades to deal with light sensitivity issues.



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* SwissArmyAppendage: Most incarnations of his tentacles have this capacity to some extent. Common alt-modes for his claws are spiked blades, [[BrainComputerInterface electronic interface devices]], SensoryTentacles, and [[ThisIsADrill dedicated drills]] or drill-like rotation of the claws.


** Subverting this is Invoked with the Superior Octopus storyline; Otto wants to use his new body and his new costumed identity to start over and become a hero, having developed a taste for it during his time as the Superior Spider-man.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: After having the tentacles fused to his spine he turned evil.

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** Subverting this is Invoked with the Superior Octopus storyline; Otto wants to use his new body and his new costumed identity to start over and become a hero, having developed a taste for it during his time as the Superior Spider-man.
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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: After having the tentacles fused to his spine spine, he turned evil.



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Prior to the Death of Spider-Man in the UltimateUniverse, he tries to back out of the Green Goblin's latest scheme, declaring he always wanted to be a scientist not a villain, he wants to go back to science, and he'd rather take pride in the fact it was his genetic engineering experiments with spiders that ultimate created Spider-man. The Green Goblin promptly kills him.

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Prior to the Death of Spider-Man in the UltimateUniverse, he tries to back out of the Green Goblin's latest scheme, declaring he always wanted to be a scientist not a villain, he wants to go back to science, and he'd rather take pride in the fact it was his genetic engineering experiments with spiders that ultimate created Spider-man.Spider-Man. The Green Goblin promptly kills him.



* MoralMyopia: The whole "blaming Spider-man for beating him to near-death" thing in the build up to the Superior Spider-man storyline really falls into this. Doc, if you don't ''want'' to get bashed around by the super-strong vigilante, then maybe you should, y'know, ''not commit crimes''? Especially not crimes that involve ''trying to kill said vigilante in the first place''?

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* MoralMyopia: The whole "blaming Spider-man Spider-Man for beating him to near-death" thing in the build up to the Superior Spider-man Spider-Man storyline really falls into this. Doc, if you don't ''want'' to get bashed around by the super-strong vigilante, then maybe you should, y'know, ''not commit crimes''? Especially not crimes that involve ''trying to kill said vigilante in the first place''?



** In the UltimateUniverse, part of what prompts him to try and give up on villainy is because he decides Spider-Man is so impressive that he ought to be proud of having created him, even if by accident.

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** In the UltimateUniverse, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, part of what prompts him to try and give up on villainy is because he decides Spider-Man is so impressive that he ought to be proud of having created him, even if by accident.


A highly intelligent MadScientist, Doctor Octopus is one of the greatest foes Franchise/SpiderMan has ever faced.[[note]]He's almost universally considered Spidey's all-time #2 foe after the Green Goblin.[[/note]] He is typically portrayed as a stocky, myopic man who utilizes four powerful, mechanical appendages and is obsessed with proving his own genius and destroying Spider-Man (and not necessarily in that order). The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games and is portrayed by Creator/AlfredMolina in the 2004 film ''Film/SpiderMan2'' as the film's main antagonist. In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' [[spoiler:he gets a GenderFlip to become villainous scientist Dr. Olivia Octavius, voiced by Creator/KathrynHahn]]. In 2009, Doctor Octopus was ranked as IGN's 28th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

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A highly intelligent MadScientist, Doctor Octopus is one of the greatest foes Franchise/SpiderMan has ever faced.[[note]]He's almost universally considered Spidey's all-time #2 foe after the Green Goblin.[[/note]] He is typically portrayed as a stocky, myopic man who utilizes four powerful, mechanical appendages and is obsessed with proving his own genius and destroying Spider-Man (and not necessarily in that order). The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games and is portrayed by Creator/AlfredMolina in the 2004 film ''Film/SpiderMan2'' as the film's main antagonist. In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' [[spoiler:he gets a GenderFlip An AlternateUniverse version of the character appears in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', but to become villainous scientist Dr. Olivia Octavius, voiced by Creator/KathrynHahn]].say anything else would be a spoiler. In 2009, Doctor Octopus was ranked as IGN's 28th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: ''Superior Spider-Man'' vol.2 ends with [[spoiler:Otto Octavius's original body and personality being restored, his efforts to be a hero as the Superior Spider-Man now considered irrelevant and all knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity being lost]].


** In some of his iterations, he protects civilians, or at least refrains from harming them but his most notable battles, such as the Death of George Stacy, and ''The Owl/Octopus War'' shows him sociopathically indifferent to collateral damage, in the climax of the latter he attacks a hospital and at one point cuts an elevator carrying runaway patients and hospital workers which Spider-Man has to stop.

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** In some of his iterations, he protects civilians, or at least refrains from harming them them, but his most notable battles, such as the Death of George Stacy, and ''The Owl/Octopus War'' shows him sociopathically indifferent to collateral damage, in the climax of the latter he attacks a hospital and at one point cuts an elevator carrying runaway patients and hospital workers which Spider-Man has to stop.


* AffablyEvil:
** In the first annual, he kidnapped Betty Brant and Aunt May Parker, and then gave them tea and cookies while apologizing for neglecting his guests.
** He also once rented a room from Aunt May and behaved like a perfect gentleman, even helping her around the house. He also came very near to marrying her after she somehow inherited a nuclear plant.
** In some of his iterations, he protects civilians, or at least refrains from harming them but his most notable battles, such as the Death of George Stacy, and ''The Owl/Octopus War'' shows him sociopathically indifferent to collateral damage, in the climax of the latter he attacks a hospital and at one point cuts an elevator carrying runaway patients and hospital workers which Spider-Man has to stop.



* AffablyEvil:
** In the first annual, he kidnapped Betty Brant and Aunt May Parker, and then gave them tea and cookies while apologizing for neglecting his guests.
** He also once rented a room from Aunt May and behaved like a perfect gentleman, even helping her around the house. He also came very near to marrying her after she somehow inherited a nuclear plant.
** In some of his iterations, he protects civilians, or at least refrains from harming them but his most notable battles, such as the Death of George Stacy, and ''The Owl/Octopus War'' shows him sociopathically indifferent to collateral damage, in the climax of the latter he attacks a hospital and at one point cuts an elevator carrying runaway patients and hospital workers which Spider-Man has to stop.

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