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  • Superior Spider-Man #3, JJJ creates a Spider Signal, as a way to summon Spider-Man. Otto promptly destroys it, saying it was a test, as it would be an incredibly stupid idea, since it would tell every villain in the city where he is. JJJ just shuts up and nods.
  • From his team-up with Daredevil. "Thank God for Stilt-Man!"
  • Issue 16 of Avenging Spider-Man sees him unwillingly team up with the X-Men, where he deals with a human/spider hybrid pretty brutally (but non-fatally). When Wolverine challenges him, Otto simply puts him down HARD - leading to his trying to talk his way out of getting mind-scanned by Rachel Grey to explain his out-of-character behaviour. We get multiple gems here:
    • Otto identifying Wolverine's super-senses as "badger senses, or whatever you've got."
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    • His pointing out that at least when he acts out of character, he doesn't set the world on fire, unlike every Phoenix comic ever.
    • His final sally, where he explains beating up Wolverine as... well, can they honestly say they haven't thought about doing it at some point?
    Shadowcat: Good point.
    Storm: True.
  • Issue 4 was funny from start to finish, from Otto learning with displeasure that Peter is not a doctor to Ghost Peter snarking about Otto's age.
  • Also in Issue 4 when Modell and Jackson check up on Otto's mad science experiment, his Robot Buddy — a reprogrammed Living Brain — asks if they want tasty beverages which they decline, a few pages later:
    The Living Brain: Tastier beverage?
    Jackson: Tastier?
    The Living Brain: Added sugar, humans like sugar.
  • Issue 6. Otto still laughs like a good old-fashioned supervillain, which creeps out Peter's coworkers.
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  • The Green Goblin is back in fine form, and his Snark-to-Snark Combat with the Hobgoblin is epic.
  • The Splendiferous Spider Hero (No Hyphen).
    • Does whatever a mysterious stranger can.
  • Superior Venom insanely yelling at a person for texting while driving.
  • Ghost Peter's reaction to Parker Industries. Otto's reaction to it is even more hilarious.
  • At one point during a team-up in A+X #14 Otto responds badly to Magneto's pop-psychoanalysis by screaming that perhaps Magneto hasn't experienced tragedy on the scale that Spider-Man has... revealing himself as completely unaware that Magneto is a Holocaust survivor. When Magneto simply deadpans his reply, a wide-eyed Otto only stares before hanging his head in shame.
  • After Peter regains control of his own body, the Green Goblin notes that he is going to leave him (thinking he's talking to Otto) with nothing. The way the real Spider-Man reintroduces himself is hysterical.
    Green Goblin: When it all goes boom, you'll have nothing left! hahahaha!
    Amazing Spider-Man: Except the dignity of knowing I never carried a man-purse.
    Green Goblin:It's you.
    Amazing Spider-Man: The one and only.
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  • Peter running into Miguel O'Hara after regaining control of his body - Peter's confused at Miguel's presence in 2014, whilst Miguel starts tearing into Peter over leaving the battle so he could change his costume. Peter promptly sums up the whole "Freaky Friday" Flip and Miguel's response is to note that the situation sounds "just stupid enough to be right."
  • The Superior Spider-Man introducing himself to Black Cat, in a Crosses the Line Twice way.
  • Otto's meeting with Nick Fury Jr.:
    Otto: And just who are you, exactly?
    Nick: ...Fury. Nick Fury.
    Otto: Right. And I'm Samuel L. Jackson.
  • In #9 of the Team-Up series, Otto misremembers what Anna Maria told him about "the bullet that killed someone named "Two Packs" that apparently kicked off some bi-coastal wrapping war."
  • While he was chastising the then-new second Nova (Sam), Otto attempts to channel Peter's usual quips and pop culture references. He ends up sounding like... well an old man struggling to grasp "youth culture", with a failed attempt to reference Justin Beiber and then a brief rant on teen pop stars. Sam's reaction to SpOck's behavior in general.
    Nova: Wow! Spider-Man's kind of a D@*$.

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  • Anna Maria’s realization that Otto Octavius is the only hero around to save San Francisco from a rampaging cosmic terror in #2, after being reminded that the avengers are off-world at the moment:
    Anna Maria: Okay, call Peter Parker. Even if he can’t get here in time, he knows who can. Captain Marvel. The X-Men. Hell, even Deadpool
    living Brain: I am unable to reach Mr. Parker or any of the enhanced first responders.
    Anna Maria: Oh God. Please don’t tell me that the only thing standing between San Francisco and agonizing death is Otto freakin’ Octavius?
  • Everything about Otto as Eliot Tolliver’s date in #5
    • Since Anna Maria told him to be honest in his relationships, and Ock has no idea how to people, he tells her that he is secretly Otto Octavius in the middle of their first date. It goes about as well as you’d think.
    • After his date gets possessed by a demon forcing him to fight and restrain her.
    Superior Spider-Man: I am beginning to reconsider dating.
  • San Francisco is being invaded by frost giants. Seeing as Superior Spider-Man cannot make contact with any legitimate heroes, he has chosen the West Coast Avengers to aid him (his words). So he proposes a plan to take the fight to the giants' realm, and defeat them there.
    Gwenpool: Whoa. Hold on. That's not how this works. It's a crossover event. And we're an ancillary tie-in. We do our little part of the story, score a small victory and then go back to our regular narratives.
    Superior Spider-Man: This woman is quite mad.
    Fuse: Ignore her. She thinks this world is fictional and she's the only "real" person here.
    Gwenpool: Trust me. This is how you want it. The other option is we die tragically to show how high the stakes are. But I don't think we have anything to worry about. That usually happens to newer characters the writers didn't grow up with, or legacy characters whose freshness has worn off.
    Superior Spider-Man: At the risk of encouraging your insanity, what, pray tell, is a "legacy character"?
    Gwenpool: You know. Ones who were created as hipper, edgier versions of previously existing characters, but just end up making fans want the originals back. So, uh... maybe we should go hide!
  • Issue #9 and the return of Z-list nobody villain Turner D. Century, and his crusade to return the world to the ways of the 19th Century. Otto has zero patience for him, pointing out that he's barely old enough to recall the Twentieth Century.

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