Iron Patriot
Iron Patriot
Personal Info:
Real Name: Norman Osborn
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 14
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Dark Avengers, H.A.M.M.E.R., Thunderbolts; Former leader of the Sinister Twelve
Base Of Operations: Avengers Tower, New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
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Norman Osborn is a master marksman, hand-to-hand combatant, leader and politician.
Genius: The Goblin Formula has enhanced Osborn's mental capacities and creative talents.
Enhanced Abilities: After taking an experimental formula Osborn gained super human strength, agility and endurance.
Healing Factor: If Osborn does sustain injury, his body's increased metabolism allows him to heal damaged tissue much faster and more extensively than a normal human is capable of.
Iron Patriot Armour: Norman Osborn currently wears the Iron Patriot armour it grants superhuman strength, enhanced durability (via a pliable crystalline material with a molecular structure that can collimate into super-hard planes upon the application of an electrical field), a "repulsor flight system", magnetic repulsor blasts, heat seeking missiles, miniaturized lasers, flamethrowers and a communications system housed in his helmet which allows interface with any U.S. controlled satellite or computer network.
Norman Osborn was originally the ruthless co-owner of a leading chemical manufacturing firm based in New York City, which also had research divisions that dealt in other areas, including robotics. After having his business partner, Professor Mendel Stromm, imprisoned for embezzling, Norman Osborn tried an experimental formula of Stromm that blew up in his face. He nearly died, but discovered that the formula increased his intelligence and, presumably, his strength. It also drove him insane. Plotting to become leader of the underworld, Osborn created his Green Goblin personae and decided to establish his reputation by killing the hero Spider-man.
Recently Norman Osborn became the government appointed new director of the Thunderbolts and was prescribed medication to stabilize his personality. He remained unbalanced, however, and prone to maniacal laughing fits. Along with the Thunderbolts he saved the capital city, and was able to successfully manipulate the media to promote himself and the team as patriotic heroes, as well as undermine the CSA and his former industrial rival Tony Stark, who appeared to retreat in the heat of battle. He subsequently led the team to New York, joining the final battle. His heroic status was exemplified when numerous TV cameras captured his gunshot killing the Skrull Queen Veranke. When the President of the United States shut down S.H.I.E.L.D. and indicted Tony Stark, Norman was given the role of running the SHRA and the Avengers Initiative.
Osborn's next order of business was setting up his new team of Avengers. Osborn recruited villainous versions of former Avengers and was able to use the Ghost to break into Tony Stark's armour vault and create his own suit, becoming the Iron Patriot.