The Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius)Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (The Amazing Spider-Man #3)
Otto Octavius was Spider-Man’s greatest enemy, but years of being punched in the face by superheroes left him a broken man waiting to die. As a last gasp of revenge against his enemy, he swapped minds with Peter Parker leaving his foe to die a crippled old man, but as Peter died, he forced Otto to experience all of his trauma and heartbreak, causing the villain to understand that with great power comes great responsibility.
Otto vowed to carry on Peter Parker’s work as The Superior Spider-Man, and although brash, cocky and quick to anger, he was a surprisingly effective Spider-Man. He created many inventions that improved Spider-Man’s efficiency, going so far as to create a network of henchmen and a base off the coast of Manhattan, essentially putting supervillain tactics to work for good.
As Spider-Man, Otto is more ruthless and kills several villains; just one of the the differences that make people begin to suspect that something is not quite right with Spider-Man. He found love with Anna-Maria Marconi, but all of that was threatened by Norman Osborn — now The Goblin King — who proved to be too much for Otto to handle.
In order to save the city and the woman he loved, Otto Octavius willingly sacrificed himself so that Peter Parker could return as Spider-Man and defeat the Goblin. However, in secret, Otto backed up his mind into Spider-Man’s mechanical assistant The Living Brain, and lies in wait, plotting once again.