In this edition of TMV we have our third of six ties, and the second of three Ultimate Characters.
160. Demon Bear/Sidewinder (7 points each)
"A childhood nightmare come to life through Bill Sienkiwicz's artwork changed my perception of comics forever."
The Demon Bear was originally an entity that haunted the dreams of Danielle Moonstar, threatening that he would eventually come and kill her. He was seemingly responsible for the deaths of her parents. At first, Dani assumed that the Demon Bear was just a nightmare brought on by Professor Xavier's possession by the Brood Queen, when he gradually began attacking his students in an attempt to implant them with Brood embryos. It turned out that the Bear was neither a manifestation of her powers nor the Professor's mental control.
In earlier issues of the New Mutants, Danielle kept the Demon Bear's presence in her dreams secret from her team. The Demon Bear revealed his plan to destroy Danielle when the New Mutants returned to Xavier’s School, which was during Secret War hence no X-men being there when the Demon Bear finally attacked. With the help of her teammates, and the power of the Soulsword the Demon Bear was beaten. Though, most recently this pissed off Teddy Ruxpin has shown up in X-Force.
Originally an employee working for Hugh Jones, Seth Voelker was chosen to become the field leader of the Serpent Squad due to his intelligence. As a former college professor, Sidewinder proved to be a formidable foe for the Thing during his first mission with the Serpent Squad. His group managed to obtain the mystical object known as the Serpent Crown, and returned it to Jones. Sidewinder later propositioned his former teammates, along with several other snake-themed villains, to join his new organization, the Serpent Society.
As founder of the Serpent Society, Sidewinder promised its members the ability to never stay imprisoned. If they were caught by the authorities, he would simply teleport them out later that night, as he proved when he teleported Anaconda out after a battle with Captain America. Sidewinder was eventually betrayed by the majority of his allies in favor of Viper. During the invasion, Sidewinder was injured and taken to a hospital, where Viper's forces searched for him. He survived the encounter, but abandoned the Serpent Society.
Later, he aided Diamondback in her escape after she betrayed the Society, though he wanted nothing else to do with her after that. He also sprang Cobra from prison, though the authorities immediately took him back in. Although he gave up crime, Sidewinder began stealing to pay for his daughter, Amelia's, medical bills. He was apprehended by Captain America.
159. Ultimate Doc Ock
Dr. Otto Octavius is a scien
tist working for Norman Osborn, but is really a spy employed by Justin Hammer. When a lab accident turned Norman into the Green Goblin, Otto was also got caught in the accident, merging his body with metal appendages. He seeks to avenge himself by confronting Justin but was stop by Spider-Man, but the confrontation lead Justin to have a heart attack, thus killing him.
Together with the Green Goblin, they formed the Ultimate Six along with Electro, Kraven The Hunter, Sandman, and an unwilling participant, Spider-Man. In a fight with the Ultimates, Doc Ock was taken down by Wasp. It is also revealed that he was behind the clones of Spider-Man. all the clones and Spider-Man fought Doc Ock, but two of the clones were killed (the Ultimate Tarantula and Kaine) and in the end, Spider-Man and Spider-Woman defeated Doc Ock. When Norman was trying to escape the Ultimates' prison, Triskelion, Otto stops him and beat him to a pulp. Until Electro zapped him, knocking him unconscious.Discuss