"Doctor Octopus/Otto Octavius"
|Base of Operations||His mansion|
|Relatives||Harry Osborn (Son)|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- People who have great power are the ones who should rule over the others. Harry can't see that, but I can. Your father saw that, Peter. Curt saw that. I'm hoping you can too.
- Norman Osborn as Doctor Octopus
After graduating college and getting engaged, Norman invested all of his savings, as well as most of his family's fortune, into creating Oscorp, the company of tomorrow. He recruited Otto Octavius, a man he had recently met, as the top scientist, and Norman was confident that with his help, Oscorp would be big.
Like all companies, Oscorp started off small. After a small amount of advertising, Oscorp was getting much more attention, which caused Norman to hire a much larger staff, including Curt Connors and Richard Parker. However, he was forced to go on hiatus from Oscorp after his wedding, which he instantly starting regretting, but he needed the publicity, so he pretended to love his wife.
Only a few days after returning to Oscorp, he discovered his wife had become pregnant. He couldn't care less about his child, the only thing he cared about was carrying on the Osborn family name, and of course, the publicity. He didn't take time to think about it, he instantly announced to the press that he was going to have a son, which put him and his wife under constant media scrutiny, but he preferred it this way.