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Dying in Dr. Octopus' body, Spidey confronts Ock (in his body) one last time. Peter is unable to transfer his consciousness back, but as his life flashes before his eyes Ock receives them as well via their mental link, with himself in place of Peter in them.



Ock (still in Spidey's body) tells Spidey he doesn't want this, and asks how he can do what Spidey does. Spidey (in Ock's body) tells him that he has to, because with great power...



But "Ock" is dead.





While this will probably last as long as Captain America's death did, I actually like the idea of a (reformed?) Ock as Spider-Man. I think there's a lot of potential with this idea and I'm definitely on board for Superior Spider-Man.

So I'm surprised to say this, but kudos to Slott. I'm looking forward to see where Ock!Spidey goes from here.

EDIT: There's an interesting write-up here.

Date: 2012-12-27 04:29 am (UTC)
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What gets me about that is that Ock's essentially been brainwashed. So to me, he's not becoming a hero because he's genuinely had a good long think and decided to reform, he's doing it because his brain was actually rejiggered by Peter. He's not doing it because he wants to, even if he might think that's why he's doing it, but because he's been programmed to, and underneath he's still the same criminal asshole that he's always been.
Come to think of it, I kind of expect that to come up at some point in Superior Spider-Man (which I don't plan on reading) the idea that maybe Doc Ock's reform isn't as straightforward as it might seem could be pretty interesting.

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