|Affiliation||Sinister Six (Earth-52161)|
|Base of Operations||His Lab|
|Hair||Bald (formerly black)|
|Unusual Features||Burned skin, no legs|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- My superior intellect has devised a plan that will keep me functioning. I will transfer my mind into the body of Norman Osborn, leaving him to die in my cold, hollow shell.
- Dr. Octopus
Meeting Norman Osborn
Just after graduating college, Otto crossed paths with a man named Norman Osborn, who was just starting up his business. When Otto asked about it, Norman told him that Oscorp would be the world's greatest source for technology, clean energy, and the doorway to the future. Otto was fascinated, and before he could even ask for a job, Norman offered him the position of head scientist, to which he immediately accepted.
When Oscorp first got started up, Otto had great faith in what Norman was planning to do. His first couple of inventions went great, but after a few failures, he decided to switch to studying animal genetics, which he discovered was much better than working with Norman's complicated machines. Otto created a pair of robotic tentacles in order to help himself around the lab, but his progress started to become even better than Norman's, and everyone was starting to notice it.
When Norman began thinking like a criminal, he designed a miniature explosive which he would be able to plant in Otto's lab after he left. When Norman discovered Otto would be working over time, he waited until his back was turned, and he made a risky decision. He set the explosive and threw it onto one of the computers. He jumped away and Otto was caught in the explosion, which burned him instantly, but his tentacles survived the damage.