Doctor Otto Octavious worked for Oscorp for man years, until he discovered one of Norman Osborn's dangerous secrets, and Osborn hired the Shocker to kill him and his wife. Octavious' wife died, but Octavious lived, but was crippled from the waist down and suffered from amnesia. Osborn held him prisoner for years, until he gave him a set of robotic arms and sent him to steal the Oscorp Hexagon from Mendel Stromm. During a fight with Spider-Man, the hexagon exploded, fusing his arms to him, as he was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and imprisoned in the Raft. He was later freed by a team led by Beetle, and helped them attack the city. He broke into Oscorp and confronted Osborn, but was attacked and knocked unconscious by Shocker and Jack O' Lantern. He was later freed again by the Crime Master to help him attack the city. After the Crime Master's death, Octavious escaped into the sewers. He later hunted down and attempted to kill Shocker, but was defeated by Spider-Man and Steel Spider.