Doctor Octopus is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A intelligent mad scientist, Doctor Octopus is portrayed as a stocky, myopic man who utilizes four powerful, mechanical appendages, is a prominent enemy and ally of the superhero Spider-Man as Doctor Octopus and the Superior Spider-Man, his first brief appearance as the Superior Spider-Man was in Daredevil vol. 3 #21 and his first full appearance of the same character was in Avenging Spider-Man #15.1. Though portrayed as a supervillain, some depictions of him in the 2000s have indicated that he harbors more noble and honorable character traits, including those seen in the film Spider-Man 2, in the action-adventure video game Marvel's Spider-Man, in the Superior Spider-Man comics series. In the mainstream comics universe, Octavius has been portrayed as struggling to redeem himself, firstly as the antihero Superior Octopus, before reclaiming the title of the Superior Spider-Man; the character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man animations and video games, is portrayed by Alfred Molina in the 2004 film Spider-Man 2.
In 2009, Octavius was ranked as IGN's 28th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Comics journalist and historian Mike Conroy writes of the character: "Created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Doc Ock, as he became known, has become one of the web slinger's most persistent and dangerous foes." IGN rated him as the greatest enemy of Spider-Man. The character of Doctor Octopus first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #3, was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Lee recounted: "usually in creating a villain the first thing I would think of was a name, I would try to think of,'Well, now that I've got the name, who's the character going to be and what will he do?' For some reason, I thought of an octopus. I thought,'I want to call somebody Octopus, and I want him to have a couple of extra arms just for fun.' But I had to figure out how to do that." The character soon appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #11-12, again in #31-33. Doctor Octopus is regarded as one of Spider-Man's most infamous enemies.
He has been cited as the man Peter might have become if he had not been raised with a sense of responsibility. He is infamous for defeating him the first time in battle and for marrying Peter's Aunt May, he is the core leader of the Sinister Six and has referred himself as the "Master Planner". Depictions revealed him in Peter Parker's body where he was the titular character from 2013-2014. In 2018 it was announced that he would return as Superior Spider-Man again in a series written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Mike Hawthorne. Born in Schenectady, New York, Otto Octavius had a turbulent upbringing, his father Torbert Octavius, a factory worker, was abusive and violent towards both Otto and his mother Mary Octavius. Young Otto's shyness and good work in school got him labeled as a "teacher's pet" and targeted as a subject for bullying. Torbert did not appreciate having a bullied son, roared at Otto to use violence in dealing with the bullies. Mary Octavius would defend her son from Torbert's tirades, saying Otto was a gifted thinker who would use his brain to solve problems, not his fists.
Due to his mother's insistence and her disgust towards men who worked in manual labor, Otto was determined not to become like his father and threw all his efforts into his education scoring top marks. Otto's devotion to study paid off with him being awarded a university scholarship. During Otto's freshman year of college, his father's death due to an industrial accident pushed Otto towards the study of, obsession with, physical science. After graduating from college, Otto found work in an engineering firm. Otto became a brilliant and respected nuclear physicist, atomic research consultant and lecturer, he designed a set of advanced mechanical arms controlled via a brain–computer interface to assist him with his research into atomic physics. The tentacle arms were resistant to radiation and were capable of great strength and precise movement, attached to a harness that fit around his body. In his criminal career, he claimed the inspiration for the device came from the Vitruvian Man, the famous pencil sketch by Leonardo da Vinci, one of his idols.
Though his relationship with co-workers was hostile, a fellow researcher named Mary Alice Anders befriended him when Otto impressed her with a demonstration of his harness, the two began a courtship. In due time, Otto proposed marriage to Mary Alice. However, Otto's mother did not approve. To please her, he ended his engagement; when he discovered that his mother had begun dating a librarian, he rebuked her, causing her to have a fatal heart attack in the heat of their argument. With the death of his mother and Mary Alice Anders out of his life, Octavius' disposition towards nearly everyone became mean-spirited, he had become more distracted from paying attention to detail and safety precautions in his work, his co-workers called him "Dr. Octopus" behind his back, a pun on his actual name inspired by the four-armed apparatus. During an accidental radiation leak that ended in an explosion, the apparatus became fused to Otto Octavius's body, it was revealed that the radiation had mutated his brain so that he could control the movement of the arms using his thoughts alone.
The tentacles have since been surgically removed from his body, although Octavius retains the power to control them telepathically from a great
Hanna Rovina Robina, was an Israeli actress. She is referred to as the "First Lady of Hebrew Theatre". Hana Rovina was born in Byerazino, in the Igumensky Uyezd of the Minsk Governorate of the Russian Empire, she trained as a kindergarten teacher at a course for Hebrew-speaking kindergarten teachers in Warsaw. She had a daughter, born in 1937, with the Hebrew poet Alexander Penn, she began her acting career at the "Hebrew Stage Theatre" of Nahum Tzemach. She joined Habima theatre in 1917 just as it was being launched, participated in its first production, a play by Yevgeny Vakhtangov, she became famous for her role as Leah'le, the young bride, possessed by a demon in The Dybbuk by S. Ansky. In 1928, Rovina and the other actors of Habima immigrated to Mandate Palestine. Habima became the flagship of the new national theatre movement, Rovina was recognized as the movement's leading actress; the image of Rovina in her role as Leah in the Moscow performance of The Dybbuk, in a white dress, with her long black braid, became an icon of the emergent Hebrew theatre.
Rovina took her acting seriously and tried to live the life of the character, as prescribed by the Stanislavski School. Nisim Aloni wrote a play, Aunt Liza for her and Rovina played the lead. Rovina made high demands of her audience, she stopped a play in the middle if she felt that the audience was not attentive enough. In one instance, she stopped the play Hannah Senesh in the middle of a scene and told the teenagers in the hall to stop eating sunflower seeds. Rovina was awarded the Israel Prize for theatre in 1956, she remained active on stage until her death, in 1980. She died in Ra'anana, aged 91. Theater of Israel
Brian William Robinson was the second last person executed in Western Australia at Fremantle Prison, on 24 January 1964. On 9 February 1963 Robinson shot and killed police constable Noel Isles, who had attended a domestic incident. Robinson fled to the Gnangara Pine Plantation, causing one of the biggest manhunts in Western Australia's history. Isles, though going off duty at the time, had responded to a phone call to the Belmont police station about a domestic argument; the incident between Robinson and his father occurred because Robinson had heard a rumour that his mother was his sister. As Isles arrived and entered the front gate he was shot by Robinson from a front window. Robinson went outside and shot Isles again before fleeing. Robinson tried to get into another car and wrestled with a passenger, Andrew McDougall, who tried to prevent the attempt. Robinson fatally shot him. Robinson flagged down a passing taxi and forced the driver to take him to the Gnangara Pine Plantation, where the car was abandoned after becoming bogged.
The taxi was found along with its driver shortly afterwards. Police continued to search, every police officer, whether on duty or not, was called into the area; the search continued into the evening with help from the Royal Australian Air Force, who brought in mobile search light units. At 9pm the search was called off, with a cordon around the area maintained overnight, all police officers were instructed to report in at 3am