The son of an overbearing mother&bullying father, Otto Octavius grew up to become a reclusive in school. His dad would roar at him to use violence when dealing with those who picked on him while his mom always put him off using violence. Octavius’s hard work payed off when he graduated at the top of his class&became a researcher at the Atomic research center. To help manipulate radioactive substances from a safe distance, he constructed a chest harness controlling four mechanical tentacle-like arms, earning him the nickname Dr. Octopus. He met fellow researcher Mary Anders, impressed her with his invention, and fell in love. When he pronounced his intentions to marry her, his mother was against it, saying nobody was good enough for her son. When he discovered his mom was dating behind his back, he blew up in rage. During the argument, she died of a heart attack, leaving him with bitter feelings. In a lab accident, volatile liquids exploded, bombarding the scientist with radiation, leaving him capable of mentally controlling the arms, but the accident also caused irreversible brain damage, transforming the respected scientist into a megalomaniacal criminal. In a fight with Spidey, who was suffering from a severe virus attack, Doc Ock defeated&unmasked him. Falsely realizing that the weak Peter Parker could not be a hero, Doc Ock went on a rampage, releasing zoo animals&finally confronting the “real” Spidey, and was beaten. Imprionsed again&believed to be normal&without power, Octavius had his tentacles placed in another part of the facility. It was at this time he showed he had mental control over his arms, even when separated, so he summoned them to escape. He deduced that to defeat Spidey, he could not do it alone, so he created a team of villains to destroy him, assembling the first Sinister Six.
Doc Ock, by Tom Bernardes.