Whether he redeems himself or not is a matter of the arc. We might see Otto come to the cusp of it, but be unable to make the self-sacrifice necessary to truly achieve it. To redeem himself, Otto must confront, and accept, his own death, instead of the coward he confronted it as before.
So it's certainly possible. He's pretending to be someone else and anyone who's done undercover work will tell you that who they pretend to be is sometimes hard to escape. In this case, pretending to be a better man might result in Otto becoming one. It's a trope that's been explored in Thunderbolts, of course, but this is pretty different than what has gone before in other villain redemption arcs and it has the potential for some great internal conflict between 'Otto' and 'Parker' that delivers some great insight into what made both of them tick, and what made them enemies.
Last edited by Tendrin; 12-27-2012 at 07:44 PM.
Yeah isn't this the truth about all popular Super hero deaths?
Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.
im very excited for heros for hire
Bah, forget it. Rage, rage, rage, etc.
Last edited by Neutrino; 12-27-2012 at 09:42 PM.
“Talk is cheap, bub. Show me!”
Peter Parker IS Spider-man. There I said it....I won't call Slott a hack writer, or even poke fun at Wacker.
I have enjoyed most of Slott's run and I can appreciate the fact he is trying to open the gate for new story ideas and characters. But dammit Peter Parker IS my Spider-man.
I have been collecting Spider-man for 38 years, I escaped into another world with Peter Parker. One that I loved and went back to time and time again. He is the definitive super-hero....to have Doc Ock be Spider-man is a slap in the face.
To me it seems the bad guy won....
I miss Peter Parker already.
I miss Spider-man
Last edited by ASM78; 12-28-2012 at 04:12 PM.
What??? No Ben Reilly in Heaven? Something strange is going on!
I'm disappointed in the whole thing, but I realize that there are other comics to catch up on. I'm still a Marvel fan, just not a Spider-Man fan for the time being...
We're supposed to all be okay with this outcome moving forward into MARVEL NOW? Doc Ock has killed Peter Parker, while in Ock's body. He's a puppet master using Parker's body. He's a murderous supervillain who Parker tried to imbue, in his final moments, with some of Peter's own moral code....So great, new Spidey?
Frankly, that sucks. That is truly one of the crappiest ways I can think of to move on. Worse, it's sort of already been done when Kraven 'killed' Spidey and took over as Spiderman.
I have no problem with a character dying. I think it's a good thing and a worthy story and idea. These guys risk their lives, and sooner or later it's going to bite them. But dying in a decrepit old body and having your body still leaping around is crap. I won't enjoy a book that has Doc Ock as SPiderman. I just won't. This is a horrible insult to the character and a terrible idea.
I agree with you completely. As a short series, like the Kraven series (with almost the same idea) would be okay. But if they think they'll keep Doc Ock in Pete's body for an actual ongoing book...No Way, man.