As an art form Revenge is nothing if not beautiful.
~ Doctor Octopus

Doctor Octopus (real name: Otto Octavius) is the secondary antagonist of the first season, one of the main antagonists of the second season (along with Green Goblin), a recurring villain in the third season and the main antagonist in the fourth season of Ultimate Spider-Man. Because of being the primary antagonist from the later seasons, Doctor Octopus is the overall main antagonist of the entire series.

He is voiced by Tom Kenny who also voices Spongebob Squarepants.


In Ultimate Spider-Man, he is the partner of Norman Osborn and they are working together against Spider-Man and want to take his blood and create an entire army of Venom creatures and to take over the entire world. He is hiding in his secret hidden lab where he controls his plans from his lab and talks with Osborn.


Dr. Otto Octavius was friends with Doctor Curt Connors at college, then started working for Oscorp. Doctor Octavius was later involed in a lab accident which caused him breathing problems. Fortunately, Osborn funded technology to let Octavius breath through other ways and Octavius started serving Norman since that day.

Norman Osborn then ordered Octavius to get a sample of Spider-man so he could create an army of genetically enhanced spider-soldiers. Octavius hired the Frightful Four to do the job for him but were ultimately defeated by Spider-man, he was then scolded by Osborn for his failure. Octavius then returned after sending an Octo-bot to retrieve a sample of Spider-man's blood. Otto later used this sample to create a symbiote, however the symbiote escaped and headed towards Spider-man. After Spider-man and his team mates seemingly destroyed the symbiote, Osborn the ordered Octavius to create a newer and more stronger version.

Otto then assigned Taskmaster to find Spider-Man and bring him back to him. When Taskmaster came back from his failed mission, Otto went into a violent destructive rage.

Otto later knowing that Harry Osborn is Venom hid this information from his employer Norman Osborn.


Otto's personality introduced as villainous and wrathful . He seeks to kill Spider-Man and to then to gain enough power to take over the world.


Powers and abilities

  • Genius-Level Intellect: As a former scientist, Otto Octiavus is very intelligent, capable of creating new and deadly creations like Venom.
  • Scientific Genius: As a former scientist, he is extremely experienced with making serums, creating Venom and building the Iron Octopus armor.


  • Tentacles: Those tentacles invented by him giving him:
    • Super Strength
    • Super mobility
    • Electrocuting tasers
    • Saw blades
  • Iron Octopus Armor


Otto posses a suit that allows him to breath normally since the accident.

If the suit's holes were to be covered then he would suffer from lack of oxygen.


Doctor Octopus has a short height and is very pale and also hunchbacked. He has long black wet hair and wears red goggles. Hewearsa grey scientist suit, around his stomach he wears a mechanical device, which enables him to breathe, with four octopus arms attached to it.

Before the accident, Otto Octavius was handsome once.

When he was captured by Norman Osborn again, he was bald and his tentacles were removed. He also had a new pair of goggles, which are silver in color with thin red lenses.

Later on, his hair grew back and he had his tentacles again, but still has his current goggles.

Episodes and Appearances

Ultimate Spider-Man

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3: Web-Warriors

Season 4: Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6

Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Season 1


  • Tom Kenny voices Doc Ock in the series.
  • Because he appears a lot as the main villain of the fourth season which makes him primary antagonist of the entire series,thus he may be considered the Big Bad of the series.
  • He is the only villain to appear in all the season premieres.

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