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Superior Spider-Man vs. Massacre

I just want to say that Otto is in the right here, even if he is busy destroying every relationship Peter had and no one seems to have put two and two together that something is seriously wrong with him.

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I love the Superior Spider-Man series.  Not just because we’re getting brand new Spider-Man stories never told before, but because though Doc Ock loses the joking and gains the ego/abrasiveness — he really is a better Spider-Man.  And it’s fascinating the way writer Dan Slott shows that.

If you aren’t caught up, Peter Parker and Doctor Octopus (real name Otto Octavius) switched bodies. Doc Ock’s body died with Peter’s mind still in it, giving the former supervillain Peter’s body, memories, and life.  If you want more, I chronicled the whole one-hundred issue lead up in a previous article. Think of if Doctor Octopus decided to devote his entire genius and massive ego to fighting crime instead of causing it.  Just with Spider-Man’s tools, friends, and resources.

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Yes, Otto’s better at being Spider-Man, but that doesn’t make him a better person.  Or team player. Or basic all-around nice guy.  Still…

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RWBY Episode 10: The Badge and the Burden Part 2


 

This episode continues from the last, which has Weiss going against some kind of boar Grimm. She handles it, but her intolerance of Ruby reaches its breaking point afterwards with her flat-out stating that Ruby wasn’t fit to be the leader when it should have been her. Note that at this point it has only been a day after the forest trials.

As Weiss leaves to sulk Ozpin appears from behind Ruby to give her some advice befitting the wise mentor role, while Weiss meets with the teacher who calls her out on her sense of entitlement and seemingly reaches her. When night falls and Weiss returns to the dorms she seems to have cooled her head a little while Ruby has been studying and gives her some coffee to continue, amending the earlier argument.

All-in-all, progress is made in both team dynamics and character development. I approve, so I give this episode a 4 out of 5.