Real Name: Peter Parker
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-11983) human mutate
Group Membership: Formerly Spider-Men
(Scarlet Spider of Earth-98311/Ben Reilly, Spider-Man of
Earth-31198/Peter Parker, Spider-Man of Earth-38119/unidentified actor, Spider-Man of Earth-39811/Peter Parker, Spider-Man of Earth-92131/Peter
Affiliations: Beyonder of Earth-92131, Madame Web of Earth-92131, Spider-Man of Earth-616 (Peter Parker), Spider-Men, numerous other alternate reality Spider-heroes (including a Spider-Hulk and a Spider-Man that resembled Iron Fist)
Enemies: Doctor Octopus, Hobgoblin
of Earth-98311, the Inheritors of Earth-001 (Bora, Brix, Daemos, Morlun), Kingpin of Earth-98311, Spider-Carnage of Earth-98311
(Peter Parker), unidentified corrupt government officials
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Earth-11983
First Appearance: Spider-Man toyline (1996)
Powers/Abilities: Octo-Spidey possessed the
same spider-like powers, including superhuman strength, agility and
danger-warning spider-sense, that his Earth-616 counterpart had. In
addition, he also wore a mechanical harness equipped with four
mechanical tentacles that he could mentally control.
He was seen projecting web and web-slinging and while
this was presumably due to mechanical web-shooters like his Earth-616
counterpart, it is possible that the web was organic in nature,
generated and projected as a superhuman power.
Height: 5'10" (presumably)
Weight: 167 lbs. (presumably)
History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter I: I Really, Really Hate Clones" (fb) -
BTS) - Spider-Man fought Doctor Octopus, defeating the villain, whose
tentacled harness was taken.
(Spider-Man toyline - Octo-Spidey action figure card back (fb) - BTS)
- When corrupt government officials sought to control Doctor Octopus'
four-armed octopus-like harness, Spider-Man intervened to prevent the
harness from falling into the wrong hands. To keep the harness from the
corrupt officials, Spider-Man donned the harness himself and used them
to evade his government attackers
(Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter I: I Really, Really Hate Clones" (fb) - BTS) - Spider-Man decided to keep the tentacled harness as a souvenir from his battle with Doctor Octopus and became known as Octo-Spidey. At some point, Octo-Spidey was tested by the Beyonder and Madame Web of Earth-92131 to determine if he was worthy to lead a group of multiversal Spider-Men against Earth-98311's Spider-Carnage.While not determined worthy enough to lead the group, Octo-Spidey was nonetheless later summoned from Earth-11983 to assist Spider-Man-92131, who had unknowingly passed the Beyonder and Madame Web's "Secret Wars" test, against Spider-Carnage.
(Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter I: I Really, Really Hate Clones") - After
Spider-Man-92131 was transported to Earth-98311 to witness
Spider-Carnage's destruction first-hand, he was transported into the
abandoned business of that reality's Madame Web, where Spider-Man
requested aid from his home reality's Madame Web and weakened Beyonder.
Madame Web-92131 replied that Spider-Man must first help himself but
assured him he was not alone as she introduced a grouping of Spider-Men
from across various realities, including Earth-11983's Octo-Spidey.
Earth-31198's armored Spider-Man immediately announced that he should
be the leader of the group, as he was the true Spider-Man but
Spider-Man-92131 unmasked, proclaiming himself to be the real
Spider-Man, only to watch as Earth-39811's six-armed Spider-Man and
Octo-Spidey unmasked to reveal themselves as Peter Parker also.
Octo-Spidey lightheartedly explained that they were also as real as
Spider-Man-92131 was but a confused Spider-Man-92131 asked how that
could be possible, prompting Spider-Man-31198 to explain that each of
them were from different dimensions. Assuring Spider-Man-92131 not to
worry about his octopus-like mechanical tentacles, Octo-Spidey smiled
and explained to Spider-Man-92131 that they were merely a souvenir he
had picked up following his last fight with Doctor Octopus. Octo-Spidey
then watched as Scarlet Spider-98311 revealed the story of his
reality's Spider-Man, who had bonded with the Carnage symbiote to
become Spider-Carnage and destroyed New York. When Spider-Man-31198
asked what the others' stake in stopping Spider-Carnage was, the
Beyonder showed Octo-Spidey and the other assembled Spider-Men an
illusion of Spider-Carnage destroying all realities, events that had
already occurred. Octo-Spidey then listened as Spider-Man-31198 asked
what the Spider-Men could if the events had already occurred and the
Beyonder-92131 informed them all that, together with Madame Web-92131,
he had rolled back time to allow the Spider-Men a chance to stop
Spider-Carnage before he could detonate his matter-destroying bomb.
Upon hearing this, Octo-Spidey asked why the Beyonder and Madame Web
could not just use their powers to go back and prevent the events from
occuring themselves but the Beyonder revealed that his powers were
limited while outside his home reality of Earth-92131. When the
Beyonder and Madame Web revealed that Spider-Man-92131 had passed their
"Secret Wars" test to lead the Spider-Men, Spider-Man-92131 opted to
own up to his responsibility and lead the team to save the entire
Multiverse but Octo-Spidey asked about Spider-Man-38119, who had
already admitted that he had no superhuman powers. Spider-Man-92131
agreed that Spider-Man-38119 would need to stay behind to not risk his
life before ordering the Spider-Men into action. Octo-Spidey jumped out
the window alongside his fellow Spider-Men and web-swung alongside them
to Kingpin-98311's offices, where Octo-Spidey and his allies took out
the Kingpin's guards and entered the building. Attempting to sneak up
on an unsuspecting Spider-Carnage, who was allied with Kingpin,
Octo-Spidey and the other Spider-Men disabled Kingpin's security just
as Kingpin learned of their presence within his building. As
Spider-Man-31198 continued disabling the security systems, Octo-Spidey
questioned the armored Spider-Man-31198's wrist laser projectors and
Spider-Man-31198's admitted the lasers were his own design and wished
that he could've brought his giant spider-robot. When Kingpin summoned
the Green Goblin and Hobgoblin to deal with the Spider-Men, Octo-Spidey
and his allies were forced to scatter when Hobgoblin and a swarm of the
Kingpin's guards caught them. During the ensuing battle, Octo-Spidey
climbed up a pillar and used his tentacles to pull Hobgoblin from his
Goblin Glider, only to be hit by the Glider moments later. To stop the
Hobgoblin, the armored Spider-Man-31198's fired a gas bomb at
Hobgoblin, taking down the villain but also seriously injuring
Octo-Spidey. As team leader Spider-Man-92131 chewed out
Spider-Man-31198 for not being responsible, Octo-Spidey was teleported
back to Madame Web and the Beyonder, where the powerless actor
Spider-Man-38119 rushed to Octo-Spidey's aid.
(Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter II: Farewell Spider-Man") - Octo-Spidey
greeted the returning Spider-Man-92131, Scarlet Spider-98311 and
Spider-Man-38119, who had been teleported in to assist his allies,
after they had stopped Spider-Carnage from destroying the Multiverse
and forced him to flee into another dimension. Octo-Spidey soon learned
that Spider-Carnage had based himself out Earth-31198 and resumed his
attempt to destroy the Multiverse from the armored Spider-Man's home
reality. Spider-Man-92131 immediately asked Madame Web if she could
send the Spider-Men to Earth-31198 (as the armored Spider-Man had been
previously injured battling Spider-Carnage and his allies) but Madame
Web admitted she only had enough power to send one Spider-Man.
Octo-Spidey volunteered first but Spider-Man-92131 volunteered himself
instead, prompting Octo-Spidey to wish Spider-Man-92131 good luck
before Spider-Man-92131 was teleported to Earth-31198. From Madame
Web's base on Earth-98311, Octo-Spidey and the other Spider-Men watched
as Spider-Man-92131 stopped to think of a way to defeat Spider-Carnage,
who had kidnapped the Gwen Stacy of Earth-31198 during their battle.
After Spider-Man-92131 stopped Spider-Carnage yet again by confronting
Spider-Carnage with Ben Parker-31198, forcing Spider-Carnage to flee
yet again, he returned to Madame Web and the Spider-Men, where
Octo-Spidey congratulated him on defeating Spider-Carnage. Octo-Spidey
then watched as Madame Web informed Spider-Man-92131 that he still had
one reality to visit, Earth-38119, where Spider-Man was merely a
fictional character created by Stan Lee.
(Amazing Spider-Man III#9 (fb) - BTS) - Octo-Spidey was presumably returned to his home reality of Earth-11983.
(Amazing Spider-Man III#9) - When the vampiric Morlun of Earth-001 returned with Spider-Man-9105 for his family, the Inheritors, to feast on, his father Solus asked their Master Weaver which reality Morlun's Spider-Man came from and Octo-Spidey was seen without his headset among the realities the Master Weaver searched through to locate Earth-9105.
(Amazing Spider-Man III#14 (fb) - BTS) - At some
point, Octo-Spidey was recruited to aid other Spider-heroes from
numerous realities against the Inheritors.
(Amazing Spider-Man III#14) - Octo-Spidey joined the
other Spider-heroes in a final battle against the Inheritors, where he
used his tentacles to strangle the Inheritor Brix.
(Spider-Man toyline - Octo-Spidey action figure card back) - On Earth-11983, Spider-Man eventually destroyed the tentacled harness, unaware of how Doctor Octopus might react to the destruction of his tentacled arms.
Comments: Created by an uncredited writer and artist.
It should be noted that Octo-Spidey first appeared as an action figure in the 1996 waves of Spider-Man action figures by Toy Biz. His card back provided background info on the character and he later appeared in the "Spider Wars" two-part series finale of the Spider-Man animated series as well as 2015's Spider-Verse comic event. Since the action figure's card mentions Spider-Man ultimately destroying the arms. The cartoon episodes and his appearance in the Spider-Verse event either had to happen prior to the harness' destruction or Spider-Man somehow obtained or built a new octopus-armed harness. For the sake of this profile, I chose to place the harness' destruction after those events but if a specific timeline is ever confirmed, I will adjust the profile as needed.
Octo-Spidey's height and weight is presumed to be the same as his Earth-616 counterpart.
Octo-Spidey sometimes wore a headset. When first looking through his
appearances, I had made the assumption that the headset is what allowed
him to control the mechanical arms but during his appearances in the
Spider-Verse comic event, he did not wear the headset and upon taking a
second look at his animated appearances, there was a scene in which
Octo-Spidey removes his mask to show that he is Peter Parker but he is
moments later shown flexing the octo-arms while stating that they were
a souvenir from a battle with Doctor Octopus. He still has his mask off
at that point and was therefore, still controlling the mechanical arms
without the headset so apparently, the headset was purely cosmetic and
I guess Octo-Spidey just thought it was a cool addition to his costume.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-11983's Octo-Spidey has No KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter I: I Really, Really Hate Clones" (Octo-Spidey full body & headshot)
Spider-Man toyline - Octo-Spidey action figure card front (Octo-Spidey supplemental image)
Amazing Spider-Man III#9, p26-27, pan1 (Octo-Spidey without headset)
Spider-Man toyline - Octo-Spidey action figure card (1996) - uncredited writer and artist
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter I: I Really, Really Hate Clones" (January 31, 1998) - John Semper (story, teleplay, producer, story editor), James Krieg, Mark Hoffmeier (teleplay), Dell Barras (character design), Wayne Schulz (prop design), Donn Greer, J.C. Ponce, Moon Choi (additional character & prop design), Lawrence Kim, Enzo Baldi, Brad Morris, Fred Carrillo (background design), Floro Dery, Gary Graham, Bill Riling, Dick Sebast, Bob Souza, Clint Taylor, Rick Hoberg, Jim Janes, Ken Laramay, Hank Tucker, Kuni Bowen (storyboard art), Jerry Eisenberg, John Ahern, Jason So (additional storyboard art), Dennis Venizelos (art director, background painter), Kronos Digital Entertainment Inc. (3D computer backgrounds), Hae-Sang Jung (layout art), Richard Bowman, Mike Svayko, Frank Andrina, Bob Treat, Bob Kirk, Joe Morrison (animation directors), Yeun-Byung Kim (episode director), Mark Deimel (editor)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Spider Wars, Chapter II: Farewell Spider-Man" (January 31, 1998) - John Semper (writer, producer, story editor), Dell Barras (character design), Wayne Schulz (prop design), Donn Greer, J.C. Ponce, Moon Choi (additional character & prop design), Lawrence Kim, Enzo Baldi, Brad Morris, Fred Carrillo (background design), Floro Dery, Gary Graham, Bill Riling, Dick Sebast, Bob Souza, Clint Taylor, Rick Hoberg, Jim Janes, Ken Laramay, Hank Tucker, Kuni Bowen (storyboard art), Jerry Eisenberg, John Ahern, Jason So (additional storyboard art), Kronos Digital Entertainment Inc. (3D computer backgrounds), Dennis Velizelos (art director, background painter), Richard Bowman, Mike Svayko, Frank Andrina, Bob Treat, Bob Kirk, Joe Morrison (animation directors), Chul-Ho Sung (episode director, layout art), Mark Deimel (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man III#9 (January, 2015) - "Spider-Verse: The Feast" story - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man III#14 (April, 2015) - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli, Olivier Coipel (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger, Cam Smith, Livesay (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Last updated: 09/20/17
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