Doctor Octopus And Spider-Man Come To A Truce
Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus have been circling one another ever since Otto Octavius took over Peter's body in Superior Spider-Man. Since then, Otto has tried his hand at being a hero, transferred what's left of his consciousness to a clone of Peter's body in Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy, and also joined Hydra for Secret Empire.
But even with all his baggage, Otto managed to pick up some of Peter's good qualities during their body-switching period, and a perfect example of that is how loyal Otto is to the people in his life. There was a time when Otto had romantic feelings for Aunt May, which is part of the reason why she's under his protection when Normie Osborn -- possessed by a piece of the Red Goblin symbiote -- comes to kill her.
"There's a lot of bad blood between the two of us, Otto," Spider-Man said after Otto saved Aunt May's life. "But this -- in my book, it just bought you a clean slate. Where you go next? That's up to you." It sounds like for the time being, Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus are no longer enemies. And as for Otto's future, well, we'll get back to him further down on our list of changes.
The Goblin Childe Is Born
Earlier we mentioned how Norman gave his grandson, Normie, a piece of his stolen Carnage symbiote, creating a mini version of the Red Goblin. This is quite possibly the worst thing Norman has ever done, perhaps even topping the death of Gwen Stacy. Remember, this is an innocent child Norman has chosen to corrupt, who is only looking for someone to love him.
It's during his attack on Aunt May that we learn Normie has taken the liberty of giving himself an evil moniker: Goblin Childe. Seeing as he's an Osborn, Normie has decided to keep the word "Goblin" in his new name. Whether or not the name sticks is a question for later.