|Affiliation||Science Community (Formerly)|
|Base of Operations||His Lab|
|Eyes||Black (formerly brown)|
|Hair||Bald (formerly brown)|
|Skin||Pinkish-White (formerly Caucasian)|
|Unusual Features||Upper half of his body is an octopus|
|Place of Birth||Off the shore of Florida|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
Crimes Against Nature
Otto Octavius was very famous for his scientific discoveries, especially his studies on animals such as marine life and arachnids. However, a jealous competitor named George Tarleton later discovered that Otto was not just studying the animals, but he was torturing them and stealing their DNA to illegally breed new animals. when George reported Otto, his lab was raided by police, but he managed to grab his flash drive and get out just before the police arrived. He then began running, swearing revenge on Tarleton, as well as the rest of the science community.
Works in Secret
Before he could come up with a plan of revenge, he decided to continue his work illegally. He would still kidnap animals to combine their DNA, but he eventually got tired of doing the same thing, so he decided to mix animal DNA with human DNA, but not his own. He did not want anything to happen to him. So, he opted to use a pistol to kidnap George Tarleton. He experimented on George, injecting animal DNA into his bloodstream, which eventually killed him. Otto was both disappointed and pleased because George was dead, but he continued to perfect the animal DNA so that it could safely be injected into a human.
Otto still managed to keep up with the public, and he discovered a young man named Ryder Parker was the smartest kid in Midtown high, so Otto opted to kidnap Ryder in order to experiment on him. After taking Ryder back to his lab, Otto decided if his plan was successful, he would use Ryder as his means of revenge. After mixing Ryder's DNA with multiple animals, it had the most positive correlation with spider DNA, so he injected it into Ryder's bloodstream, giving him the abilities of a spider. However, Ryder used his newfound powers to break out of his pod and escape from Otto's lab.