Personal Info:
Real Name: Arnold "Lefty" Donovan
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 245
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
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Enhanced Abilities: After taking an experimental formula the Hobgoblin gained enhanced Strength and endurance.
Goblin Glider: The Hobgoblin employs a turbo-fan powered flying sled.
Glove Blasters: The Hobgoblin wears gloves that discharge pulses of high-frequency electricity.
Pumpkin Bombs: The Hobgoblin uses explosive devices shaped like pumpkins that caused damage to anything within 20 feet.
Smoke Bombs: The Hobgoblin employs smoke bombs that he used to obscure areas.
Incendiary Bombs: The Hobgoblin uses Incendiary devices that release a volatile substance that induces fires.
Arnold "Lefty" Donovan was a petty criminal. He thought he found his big break, when the first Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley) approached him to enlist him on his payroll. Kingsley had taken a beating from Spider-Man, and decided he needed the Goblin-Formula that Norman Osborn (The original Green Goblin) had developed in order to beat Spider-man. Kingsley sent Donovan to steal the chemicals he needed to create the formula. Being well aware that the formula had driven Osborn insane, Kingsley would not try it until he had tested it on someone else. Kingsley got Donovan to mix the Goblin-Formula, which blew up in his face, leaving him disfigured. Kingsley dragged him to the front yard of the house, and blew it up. The firemen found the disfigured Donovan, and sent him to Hospital. 3 weeks later, he awoke. He escaped and stole a doctor's car and drove to the ruins of the house. Kingsley had placed hypnotic suggestions in his mind and these began taking effect. He went to a secret basement, hidden under the ashes of the burned house, and found the Hobgoblin paraphernalia. Donovan donned the costume and sought out Spider-Man.