Doc Ock: Of Dreams and Dust (Info)

STATUS: Work in Progress

AUTHOR: AnonGrimm = (@MET_Fic) (

NOTICE: No part of this story is to be posted anywhere without the author’s permission. Thanks. Feedback and constructive critiques are welcome, too. Just email or tweet me.

CATEGORY: Angst, Hetero Erotica

PAIRING: Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) / Original Character

RATING: NC-17 for explicit language, drug references, graphic and violent sex, hate sex, non-consensual sex, and extreme violence.

WARNING: This story deals with madness, rape, abuse, underage sex, torture, and attempted acts such as suicide, murder, and self-mutilation. Doc Ock has always been my favorite Spidey villain, and once Alfred Molina played him in the movie, I fell in lust with him all over again. This is my unrepentant fantasy of how to make him an anti-hero, and I should mention that in a couple of the warnings, Doc Ock is actually the victim in the situation. If the warning hasn’t sent you packing, I hope you enjoy my tale.

SUMMARY: Doctor Octopus attempts to reclaim his dream of solving the world’s energy problems, two years after he fails to die in the destruction of his fusion reactor. That sacrifice, which saved New York City, was presumed to be the death of him. Shocked to find himself alive after all, he slips off to Chicago and creates a new persona but the drive to continue the dream is barely alive in him. Tortured by memories of his dead wife, and the deaths of others he killed in New York, he flounders – until he meets a young mutant girl as troubled as himself, as wounded as himself, who needs his help… and may hold the key to his dream.

TIMELINE: This story occurs in movieverse after Spider-Man 2, and runs concurrent with my Wolverine tale “Shattered Silence”, and Sabretooth tale “Redemption”. In comics, this takes place during Magneto’s tenure as ruler of the mutant nation Genosha, before the ‘Eve of Destruction’ storyline, which begins in Uncanny X-Men # 392.

NOTES: This story is based loosely on the movie, ‘Spider-Man 2’, but heroes in the conventional sense will be generally absent (with the noted exception of a cameo by the X-Man, Wolverine). Comics fans might notice a reference or two, but otherwise, I’m basing Otto on the movie version, not the comics.

I refuse to get bogged down with too much science here. Otto is the genius scientist, not me. I’ll be alluding to his brilliance, not trying to show detailed examples of it. ‘Rosie’ is Otto’s deceased wife, from the movie. Big love, big loss, and her death was his fault. He hasn’t handled it well. Rooke is a mutant seventeen-year-old, turned into a cyborg by Spiral. I won’t be getting into Spiral’s history here, but she is a dimension-hopping multiple-armed mutant who, among other things, is very talented at making super-strong cyborgs out of damaged people. She is not noted to be sane.

HISTORY: Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doctor Octopus, a scientist destined for a Nobel Prize who falls into madness. Doomed to a symbiotic existence with four sentient ‘tentacles’ which at times either influence or dominate his mind, he struggles between an attempt to reclaim his humanity and a will to end his life.

DISCLAIMER: None of this is real, it didn’t happen. The characters and things (except for Rooke, Paul, Hollis, other minor players, and the Octagon company and skyscraper) locations, situations, terminology and history involved here, I am borrowing from Marvel Comics and the creators of the Spider-Man and X-Men movies. No disrespect is meant to their work. All poetry is credited to the individual authors. The poet W.R.R. is a close friend of mine, his poems appear with permission. If you want to read more of his work, his blog can be found here: Trigger warnings apply for a lot of his works, as he is a rape survivor. No money has or will be made with this.

FEEDBACK: Please post a review/comment if you enjoy the story. Also, if you have any questions or suggestions in your comment, I will respond as soon as I can via comment reply, email, or tweet. Thanks for Reading! – AnonGrimm (@MET_Fic) (


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Table of Contents

  1. Fractured Souls
  2. Prisons of the Mind
  3. Through a Glass Darkly
  4. The Lotus and the Thorn
  5. Fallen Sun Rising
  6. Broken Things
  7. Roses and Wrath
  8. Webs We Weave
  9. Canker on the Rose
  10. Magnus
  11. Titans
  12. Dreams from Dust