Doctor Octopus
Doctor Octopus
Personal Info:
Real Name: Otto Gunther Octavius
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Schenectady, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Spiderman Vol.1 3
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former leader of Sinister Six I-III and Masters Of Evil V, Former leader of own crime gang
Base Of Operations: New York
Grudges: Spider-Man
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Tentacles: Otto Octavius can mentally control a harness with four tentacles worn at the waist. This device is usually made of titanium steel, although for a number of months wore a device constructed from pure Adamantium, the strongest metal known on Earth. Octavius uses the tentacles for a variety of effects, mostly for offensive purposes but also for bracing himself, enhanced travel both along the ground and vertically (by punching handholds in buildings.) Octavius is in constant mental contact with his tentacles, and may command them from great distances.
Otto Octavius was a brilliant mild-mannered atomic researcher who designed and constructed a chest harness to which four artificial tentacle-like arms were attached to enable him to manipulate radioactive substances from a safe distance. Because of his invention Octavius was nicknamed Doctor Octopus. In a freak laboratory accident, volatile radioactive organic liquids exploded, bombarding the scientist with radiation. The accident bonded his harness to his skin and nervous system. Octavius received brain damage in the accident, causing him to become criminally insane.
Octavius has sought to amass wealth and power through various criminal activities, and has formed gangs with which he has attempted to dominate crime in New York City.