If a Spider-Man story is going to have a character named “Otto Octavius,” it’s only a matter of time before that character embraces his destiny and becomes the villainous Doctor Octopus. Thus far on Marvel’s Spider-Man, Octavius has been portrayed as a young genius and class advisor at Horizon High — a bit cranky, but not a supervillain.
That looks to change this weekend with Sunday’s two-part episode, “The Rise of Doc Ock.” The episodes are set to depict the infamous accident that permanently fuses Octavius with his four robotic arms — which has been the basic set-up for Doc Ock’s origin since 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #3 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. While at first Octavius will attempt a heroic life a “The Octopus,” it’s surely only a matter of time before he takes his place as one of Spidey’s worst enemies.
CBR has the first look at a clip from “The Rise of Doc Ock,” featuring a pivotal moment in Otto’s transformation:
Marvel’s Spider-Man debuted Aug. 19 of last year on Disney XD, and tells stories of high school-age Spider-Man with a twist — instead of Midtown, Peter Parker attends Horizon High, a science magnet school for child prodigies headed by Max Modell. The “Rise of Doc Ock” episodes of Marvel’s Spider-Man are set to air at 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Disney XD this Sunday, Jan. 21. Episode synopses follow below:
“The Rise of Doc Ock – Part One”: When OTTO OCTAVIUS is caught in an explosion that fuses his robot arms to his body, SPIDER-MAN sees the opportunity to recruit “The Octopus” into becoming a hero.
“The Rise of Doc Ock – Part Two”: Having convinced Otto Octavius to become the hero known as The Octopus, Spidey invites him to patrol the streets alongside Kid Arachnid and himself until it becomes clear that Otto isn’t exactly a team player.
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