doctopoids-gasmDOCTOPOIDs race

Classification: Mechanoid, cephalopod extraterrestrial race

Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed

Known Members: None identified

Affiliations: Tentaclones

Enemies: Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men (Father Spider, Longlegs Secundus, Nurotox, Orb Weaver, Psider-Man, Spider-Mech, 'Spinner, others), humanity, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) 

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (November, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: Doctopoids have eight green tentacles originating from the base of their mechanical heads. Presumably these tentacles are used both for locomotion and for grasping, binding, crushing, etc.

    They can fly and/or float on air. Their range, speed, etc. is unrevealed.
    At the center of their tentacles is another structure glowing with energy, presumably the source of their propulsion (or perhaps it is the terminal point of their digestive tracts...if they have one).

    They wear graduation style caps and tassels.

    They utilize the Tentaclones as advance scouts.

Traits: They were described as soulless machines with multiple advanced degrees, the latter part indicating they are scholarly.

    They apparently invaded and conquered other worlds.

Type: Radially symmetric mechanoid, cephalopods
Eyes: Two (on head; solid red color seen)
: None (8 tentacles)
: None
Skin color: Green tentacles, mechanical bodies
Average height: Unrevealed (they were shown from a distance, and their size cannot be estimated; they could be giant or tiny...)
Other distinguishing features:
Doctopoids have eight green tentacles originating from the base of their mechanical heads. Their faces include a pair of glowing eyes and a mouth-like slot.

    At the center of their tentacles is another structure glowing with energy, presumably the source of their propulsion.


(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - The Doctopoids obtain multiple advanced are long-time foes of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Preparing to invade Earth, the Doctopoids sent (at least) one of their Tentaclones to infiltrate the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Man. The Tentaclone posed as Spider-Mech of neighborhood#4301.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3) - As Doctopoids approached Earth, they were detected by Father Spider who revealed this invasion to the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 - BTS) - As the Galactic Alliance prepared to travel through the warp to Earth to oppose the Doctopoids, Earth's Spider-Man, who had been brought there by the Tentaclone impersonating Spider-Mech, stopped them, insisting that he be the one to save his world.

   As the false Spider-Mech volunteered to return Spider-Man to Earth, Spider-Man apparently detected something was off with Spider-Mech, and he tore off the false Mech's mask, revealing him to be a Tentaclone.

   While the Galactic Alliance engaged the Tentaclone, Spider-Man was knocked back through the warp to Earth.

    Awakening back in his apartment, Spider-Man assumed he must have dreamed the whole experience, but the subspace spider-signal device the false Spider-Mech had used to transport Spider-Man to the Galactic Alliance (or another such device) could be seen underneath the couch...

Comments: Created by Stuart Moore, Clayton Henry, and Mark Morales.

    It's somewhat questionable in the story whether the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men story took place in Reality-616, or whether it was a dream, but the device seen on the ground would argue against automatically discounting them, so I'm including them for now until we see definitive evidence to the contrary. If it was "only a dream" for Spider-Man-616, then there's some reality in which they do exist.

    If the Doctopoids are mechanoids, it is possible that they are part of the Turgentine Technnium (see Skeletron).

    The Doctopoids were shown in a single panel, and...I did way more with this profile than I needed to...

Profile by Snood.

The Doctopoids are obviously an homage to:

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Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3, pg. 6, panel 5 (Doctopoids invading Earth)

Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (November, 2007) - Stuart Moore (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)

First posted: 12/10/2019
Last updated: 12/10/2019

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