Genius Teenager (And Potential Future Supervillain) Creates Doc Ock Arms With A 3D Printer

Marvel Comics


As much as I’d love to give this kid the benefit of the doubt, a teenage genius who made millions through bitcoin inventing Doctor Octopus arms is not necessarily the best start. First of all, Gen Zers just frighten me in general — growing up in the age of the internet makes them different. Imagine having a cell phone from the time you can remember… remembering things.

And don’t even get me started on 3D printers, may as well be magic as far as I’m concerned. Same thing with bitcoin. I guess my point is that 19-year-old Erik Finman here is a wizard, and if we don’t keep an eye on him, that wizardry can wade into super-villainy real quick.

The suit, which is really more of a wearable robotic prostheses, is modeled on the four-armed contraption belonging to Doctor Octopus in the Spider-Man comics. The idea is that these highly advanced mechanical arms can give their wearer the ability to augment their abilities with the addition of four extra limbs.

The suit, which is really more of a wearable robotic prostheses, is modeled on the four-armed contraption belonging to Doctor Octopus in the Spider-Man comics. The idea is that these highly advanced mechanical arms can give their wearer the ability to augment their abilities with the addition of four extra limbs. [via Digital Trends]

To Finman’s credit, though, the suit was not made for his own shenanigans, but rather, a 10-year-old boy named Aristou Meehan, the son of one of Finman’s mentors that suffers from hypermobility issues.

“He was incredibly strong because of that,” he said. “He came up with this idea — because he’s a huge comic book fan, a huge Spider-Man fan — of having his own Doctor Octopus suit. He said that would solve my problems. I thought that was such a smart idea and sweet. For me, it would have been so great if someone had helped me at that age. So I felt like a kindred spirit in a lot of ways.” [via Digital Trends]

Okay, that’s fair play — good on him. But if I remember correctly, the O.G. Doc Ock also started out as a well-intentioned man trying to improve the world, so we must not let our guard down.

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Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him eric@brobible.com

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