Looking back at the most defining moments of Otto Octavious' career as Spider-Man
3. Owning J. Jonah Jameson ("Superior Spider-Man" #13)
For years, one of Peter's greatest conflicts had been with once publisher of the Daily Bugle and current Mayor of New York City, J. Jonah Jameson. When Ock took over Peter's body, Jonah noticed a change in his mortal enemy, and found himself approving of Spider-Man's darker approach to crime fighting. Ock felt a kinship with Jonah because they both suffered Peter's pranks and insults for years. When Alistair Smythe, the Spider-Slayer and the man who murdered Jonah's wife, was scheduled for execution, both Jonah and Spidey were there. Of course, Smythe had an escape attempt ready to go and was able to enhance the powers of Vulture, Scorpion and Boomerang, three villains the Superior version of Spidey previously beat within an inch of their lives, to assist Smythe in his daring escape. For a moment, it looked like Smythe would succeed, and Jonah begged Spidey to find the murderer and end him once and for all.
Spidey defeated all three villains with a little help from some of his friends, including a Curt Connors-controlled Lizard, and stopped Smythe, destroying him in the process. When Jonah thanked Spidey, the hero's response was to play a recording of the Mayor calling for the unlawful death of a human being. Now, Spidey flat-out owned Jonah, paying him back for years of humiliation and lies. Peter was never able to get a real upper hand on Jonah, nor would his morality have allowed him to exploit this situation, but Octavius happily seized upon the moment to gain the use of a mayor as a puppet. This also allowed Ock to take control of the prison Smythe was held in as his own Spider Island. Jonah -- and the City of New York -- now bankrolls Spidey's operations thanks to Ock's masterful manipulations. It may not be moral, but Spidey's control of Jonah allowed Spidey to function as a more capable and well-equipped hero, which benefited the city both Spidey and Jonah had sworn to protect.