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(Electro: You wanna know how powerful I am?!)
Yes!
~ Electro and Kafka
Hello, I'm Dr. Kafka and I'm here to study you, to help you! Very impressive, Electro.
~ Kafka to Electro

Dr. Ashley Kafka is a minor antagonist in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He was the founder and head of Ravencroft Institute who experimented on Electro and presumably on other prisoners. He was also in alliance with Donald Menken. He was later put in the same large harness that Electro was in when Harry Osborn came to help Electro escape. This 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 who also portrayed Yorgi and Teddy.

History

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 regains consciousness and tries to escape, but gets caught by Electro, and he is placed in the same harness that held Electro before. The electricity inside this 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, presumably killing him. Kafka is no longer seen after this event.

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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.
  • Like Norman Osborn, he never interacts with Spider-Man.

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          Spider-Man Movie Villains

Sam Raimi series
Spider-Man: Norman Osborn/Green Goblin | Dennis Carradine | General Slocum
Spider-Man 2: Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus | Harry Osborn/New Goblin
Spider-Man 3: Eddie Brock/Venom | Flint Marko/Sandman

Marc Webb series
The Amazing Spider-Man: Curt Connors/Lizard | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief | Norman Osborn
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Max Dillon/Electro | Harry Osborn/Green Goblin | Donald Menken | Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino | Alistair Smythe | Ashley Kafka | Felicity Jones

Marvel Cinematic Universe series
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Adrian Toomes/Vulture | Phineas Mason/Tinkerer | Jackson Brice/Shocker #1 | Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis