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Very impressive, Electro.
~ Kafka talking to Electro.

Dr. Ashley Kafka is a minor character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He was the founder and head of Ravencroft Institute who experimented on Electro. He was later put in the same large harness that Electro was in when Harry Osborn came to help Electro escape. The harness later kills him, due to the electricity it contained and the fact that he was drowning in the water underneath.

He was played by Marton Csokas.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

After Max Dillon was sent to Ravencroft Institute, and put in a large harness containing energy, Dr. Kafka came, and said that he wanted to help and study him to know what he is. He then uses a device that shocks Max, in order to get results of what he is, he keeps on doing this until Max tells him he make sure he kills him this time, and that he is Electro. He then causes Kafka's glasses to break. Later on, Harry Osborn attempts to free Electro from Ravencroft, however, he is soon caught by some Ravencroft guards and Kafka. Electro, however, manages to free himself, and knocks out everyone except Harry. Kafka later gets up and tries to escape, but gets caught by Electro, and he is later placed in the same harness that held Electro. The electricity inside the harness kills Kafka, drowning him and electrocuting him to death.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (video game)

At some point in the game, Cletus Kasady was captured and sent to Ravencroft. Dr. Kafka later appears in the game where he is shown to be experimenting on Kasady with the Symbiote, however, something goes wrong as Kasady breaks free as Carnage, and grabs Kafka by the neck. Kafka is no longer seen after this event.

Trivia

  • In other Spider-Man media, Ashley Kafka is a female psychiatrist and good character. In the The Amazing Spider-Man films, however, Ashley Kafka is a male mad scientist and villain.
  • His first name appears only in ending credits of the movie.
  • Marton Csokas expressed his interest in reprising his role as Ashley Kafka in future films, but these films were cancelled.
  • In an interview with Vanity Fair, Frayda Kafka, the real life inspiration for Ashley Kafka in the comics, reacted negatively to the film's portrayal of the character.

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