Octavius, also known as The Oracle, or his full name, Octavius Cloptimus, is the oracle of Skylands in Skylanders: Giants. He is the mystical being the Molekin in Molekin Mountain are closely connected to.
Octavius was visited by the Skylander, Flynn, Cali, and Ermit, and knew what they were seeking. He helped the group reach the Lost City of Arkus, provided that the Skylander pass a series of trials for Octavius for his research that he wished to study about the choices the Skylander makes in the challenges.
When the Skylander passed his trials, Octavius gave them the coordinates for a shortcut to the Lost City of Arkus, as well as an Arkeyan Copter, as his magical way of saying thanks. He then offered the Skylander to return to his lair at any time, with his many doors always open for them.
Octavius isn't a normal being. In fact, he's not from Skylands, or from anywhere, necessarily. To meet with The Oracle himself, players have to believe in him. But most people don't; although they have heard about an Oracle, they never see him since they don't believe in him. The Molekin, however, can't see anything, so to them, it's quite normal to believe in things they can't see. So by believing in the Oracle, they were the first to meet him. The Molekin have had a special relationship with the Oracle ever since.
- Octavius bears a slight resemblance to Marvel comics' Shuma Gorath.
- His trials may seem to vary and change each time the level is played, however, they do follow a set pattern. They change depending on which doors are chosen.
- When first met, depending on which Skylander is used, he says his/her specific name.
- He is the first NPC character to call all of the Skylanders by their names, as.at the beginning of Spyro's Adventure, Hugo will call Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy by their names.
- An oracle is a person who is considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.
- Although Octavius is all-knowing, and can see into the past, and in some degree, the present, but he has yet to see into the future, which is the nature of his current research.
- Despite the fact he is not an enemy, Sprocket's turrets will fire at him if assembled near him. This is because nobody knows what Octavius really is despite being an ally, but his intentions are never evil. Sprocket however, is not one to take chances. When she designed her turrents, she designed them so that if they could not detect a foreign entity's evilness or goodness, the turrets defaults to evilness, just in case. While this could end with some unfortunate accidents, Sprocket takes her job as Tech defender of the Skylands seriously.
- Octavius has a remarkable similarity to the character Flex from the XBox 360 game Kameo: Elements of Power . Given the differences in studios, it is unclear if this resemblance is intentional or coincidental.