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#1 Posted by payno (1356 posts) - - Show Bio

This was my entry for Superhero of the Month's recent Doctor Octopus redesign contest.

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It's actually more of a re-imagining than a redesign. I wanted to give Doctor Octopus a more inhuman look, so I imagined that he received major injuries in the explosion that created him; in particular losing his legs, scorching his lungs and receiving serious burns to his face and arms.This version of Doctor Octopus replaces his legs with the mechanical tentacles and utilizes breathing apparatus, making his hi-tech costume a kind of life support system.

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#2 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't that lessen his effectiveness? Given how he usually carries himself, his normal legs are usually redundant, but when he goes into battle mode and uses all four, he stands on his normal legs. This design you propose forces him to stand on minimum of three legs, due to two alone lacking the necessary balance and stability to maintain his weight and position while attacking. Not to mention that this redesign displays all six legs coming out of his abdomen, which would be impossible if he was using them when he still had legs.

All of that said, this is AWESOME, and really impressive. I'm just weird and think about these sorts of things.

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#3 Posted by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#4 Posted by ARMIV2 (10055 posts) - - Show Bio

Dang, that's coooooool.

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#5 Posted by M.S. Feather (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Ock as a butterball and the fact that you kept him as one even after becoming 90% machine is awesome. :D

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#6 Posted by AweSam (7527 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

Wouldn't that lessen his effectiveness? Given how he usually carries himself, his normal legs are usually redundant, but when he goes into battle mode and uses all four, he stands on his normal legs. This design you propose forces him to stand on minimum of three legs, due to two alone lacking the necessary balance and stability to maintain his weight and position while attacking. Not to mention that this redesign displays all six legs coming out of his abdomen, which would be impossible if he was using them when he still had legs.

All of that said, this is AWESOME, and really impressive. I'm just weird and think about these sorts of things.

You're not familiar with how comics work, are you?

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#7 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam: I was under the impression they worked with slave labor, multiple beatings every hour, and magic.

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#8 Posted by Uncanny_XFactor (912 posts) - - Show Bio

Too many thoughts come to mind when I think of this design. That's a good thing. :)