Gallery: Potential Villains For The Next Spider-Man9.07.12 # Top Ten # 23 Comments
Otto is a respected nuclear physicist and lecturer who designs a set of mechanical arms to assist him with his research. A lab accident fuses the apparatus to his body and the radiation leak mutates his brain so he can control their movement through mind power. Without the arms he is portly and near-sighted, in poor physical shape.
A escaped prisoner flees to a nuclear testing site on a beach where he comes into contact with sand that had been irradiated by an experimental reactor. His body and the radioactive sand bond, which changes his molecular structure into sand. Sandman is able to mould himself, including transforming his arms into weapons like maces or sledgehammers. He is vulnerable to water.