I don't think there'll be the two personalities in one body thing...
With the added "dark and weird" tone, It'll feel like I'm reading a Deadpool comic.
Precisely. And----this is something that I think has gotten lost since Wednesday----the really big story/status quo change hits in #700. Seems a lot of people on these boards think the ending of #698 was "the big moment" that Slott has been referring to when it is but the opening shot fired for what should be a shitstorm of WTF coming in #700. So anyone who is sniffing "bah, a mind/body switch----seen if before", I don't think this is the biggest moment coming in this arc. Not by a long shot.
"What oldschool said"
The Shadow, 2008
1) Pete kills Ock--in his own body, no less! This would be a big shift. Everyone would think Pete was dead. If they really want to twist the knife, Pete sticks around in a different form. So he's got all these people he knows and loves but they don't feel the same connection.
2) Ock's connection to Peter's memories manifests itself in the form of the conscience he's been lacking. Ock could have his 'I will not die a monster' moment ala SM2, or even continue on in Peter's body trying to do right (but still being a bit of an ass). That would bring things full circle, as you'd have a character who's not so far removed from Peter's 'looking out for#1' attitude. Slott would have his cake and eat it, too--a character who is intimately connected to the Spider-Man mythos, and is similar yet so terribly different than Peter Parker. This would have the added benefit that Peter's greatest triumph wouldn't be defeating his enemy, but giving them a shot at redemption.
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton
Doc Ock - I'm Peter Parker.
Peter Parker - Not anymore Spider-Man. From now on I'm Peter Parker.
Good post Ryan. - Oldschool
I cannot recommend Scarlet Spider enough, but here's trying.
No doubt something bigger is coming, the question is rather if one wants to read on after 700 or if it's time to quit. The same question as before 698, in other words.
Dr. Octopus will be the Superior Spider-Man. However, I don't believe for a second that Peter Parker is gone forever. He will come back eventually, but I could see this being the status quo for at least a year. However by the time the real Spidey come back, Otto will have completely ruined Peter's life in every conceivable way. This will be the worst thing that has happened to Spider-Man... ever!!
I would think Otto would like to live Peters life, not ruin it.
Prediction: Doc Ock tells Aunt May what happened, leaving out afew key details, and she's happy to see him again. :P
Hello! Welcome to me! -- Homestar Runner
Well, he's kind of, sort of a homicidal sociopath so ruining Peter's life may not even be intentional.
And since he's criminally insane, would this situation eventually cure his insanity?
Johnny Storm was dead; who is this resurrected Johnny Storm?
"Here, hold my Annihilus…" Johnny Storm, Fantastic Four #601
The best panel in the whole issue was the creepy rape wink Dr. Petepus gave those girls at the club