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Origin

The man only known as Mr. Wipple is older than he appears. He was much intellect at an early age and having an outlet to play his games with him turning to crime. He served as something of a mentor and father to Antonio Seghetti, who would eventually grow up to become the brutal OverLord, leader and founder of the Vicious Circle.

Creation

Octopus created by Erik Larsen

Character Evolution

Image Universe

Octopus (Image Universe)

Octopus grew frustrated with the method of leadership employed by OverLord and set about working with his fellow scientist OpenFace, on finding a way of removing him from power. The duo broke into the main warehouse of Donner Electronics in search of a device that could grant them command over CyberFace, recently resurrected by the United States government’s Project: Born Again.

Savage World Universe

Octopus (Savage World)

In the reality that Dragon ended up in after his confrontation with Damien DarkLord, Octopus had been one of those villains that refused to pledge loyalty to CyberFace. This rebel faction of the Vicious Circle joined Dragon’s rebellion against the King of the World, only for them to apprehended by the new Liberty League.

Major Story Arcs

Image Universe

Overthrowing Overlord

Although OpenFace taken into custody, Octopus managed to avoid arrest and eventually located and enslaved CyberFace. Dragon tried to find the elusive villain, but it was not until Howard Niseman got abducted after getting too close to Octopus that Dragon could finally confront his prey. Octopus was arrest and sent jail. While in jail he tried to assassin CyberFace who also same jail, but assassination failed.

Taking Down CyberFace

Octopus is let's out

Octopus remained locked up in Stronghold Penitentiary, until Alex Wilde and Howard Niseman sought his assistance in taking out CyberFace. The villain had seized control of Chicago following the Martian invasion and it thought that Octopus could bring him under control once more. Instead, Octopus broke free whilst in transport; coming across CyberFace’s severed head (blown free from his body when Dragon struck his dangerously unstable body).

The head of CyberFace was graft to BrainiApe’s gorilla body in order to revive the villain. Octopus then joined forces with PowerHouse (and later OpenFace and Baby Boom) to form a rebellion to Horde’s rule over the Vicious Circle. They forced Dragon into eliminating their rival under threat of Alex Wilde’s murder. CyberFace killed once and for all by Hitler’s Brain, leading ultimately to the rebirth of both BrainiApe and OverLord.

The New Vicious Circle

PowerHouse masterminded the defeat of both of these new rivals and took over the leadership of the Vicious Circle, with Octopus and OpenFace as his lieutenants. The two scientists worked alongside a shrunken Dataman to restore the miniaturized Vicious Circle members using a recovered Martian weapon.

The End of Octopus

Octopus is last seen at Lab. with OpenFace and some other freaks when Nega-Bomb goes off, which took way Octopus powers and he turns back into a normal man.

Savage World Universe

The Death of Octopus?

The Vicious Circle later reformed with SkullFace as their leader and he had a vendetta against his fellow veteran members. He ordered Octopus and OpenFace to eliminate Dragon, but the duo refused to take part in the murder of a man who had saved the entire planet more than once. They instead faked their own deaths and remained hidden for several years, plotting their own rise to power.

OverLord Attacks

When the OverLord armor fell down from space and recovered by the Chicago Police Department, Octopus and OpenFace used remote control to take possession of it. They fired off a photon blast that annihilated the precinct and killed all of the human police officers present. Their plan to take over the Vicious Circle using the armor as a proxy failed when Dataman betrayed them to someone who became OverLord II.

After their laboratory destroyed by the new OverLord, Octopus and OpenFace fell in line as the lieutenants of the Vicious Circle’s new leader. They oversaw creation of the Dragon Army which brought the villains to attention of Dragon’s newly restored original Emperor Kurr persona. He went after OverLord and looked set to kill him before Octopus and OpenFace joined the fray, meeting their ends at the hands of Kurr.

Powers & Abilities

Longevity

He has super-humanly strong tentacles.

Invulnerability

He is bulletproof.

Other Versions

Other Media

Television

Octopus (Savage Dragon Cartoon)

Octopus appeared in several episodes of Savage Dragon animation show, he voice by Rob Paulsen

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