"What oldschool said"
The Shadow, 2008
Trouble is all of that is not what Doc Ock is about. He's the bad guy, he's not Mega Mind. He's never wanted to be heroic, he's never thought of being heroic. He's not Lex Luthor wanting to be Superman. Nothing in his past tells me that he wants to be Spiderman. I'd find it far more convincing if he got himself a new set of arms (or added two to the old pair) and became Spiderman the villain. If he finds Peter's conscience bothering him then the Doc Ock I knew would just zap that part of his brain.
And really the villain forced to take an heroic journey? Again?
In the Year 2525
“Talk is cheap, bub. Show me!”
I don't think anyone expects this to stick for longer than two years, but come on. It's a new direction and I think people should at least try it before condemning it to hell or something along those lines.
We kind of already see that in Daredevil and the team up with the X-Men where he clocks Wolverine. Now I know he once hit him so hard he flew out of the "unbreakable" glass of Avengers tower during the JMS run, but that was different circumstances. Peter was upset about Tony and MJ and Logan was begging for it.
Doc Ock - I'm Peter Parker.
Peter Parker - Not anymore Spider-Man. From now on I'm Peter Parker.
Good post Ryan. - Oldschool
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