Norman Osborn
Norman Osborn
Personal Info:
Real Name: Norman Virgil Osborn
Also Known As: Green Goblin, Iron Patriot, Overlord, Goblin Lord, Director Osborn, Scrier
Place Of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #14 (1964) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: H.A.M.M.E.R, Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, The Cabal, Sinister Twelve, Sinister Six, Enforcers, Victoria Hand
Group Affiliation: H.A.M.M.E.R., leader of the Dark Avengers; formerly Thunderbolts, The Cabal; Former leader of the Sinister Twelve, Sinister Six
Base Of Operations: H.A.M.M.E.R. base
Grudges: Spider-Man and the Avengers
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
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Norman Osborn is a skilled unarmed combatant that is capable of using most weapons proficiently. He is a skilled sharpshooter with various firearms and an expert with thrown weapons.
Genius: Norman Osborn is a genius, who is especially skilled with mathematics and science, possessing a wide spectrum knowledge of chemistry.
Enhanced Abilities: Norman Osborn has super human strength, agility, durability and endurance.
Regenerative Healing Factor: If Norman 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.
Mimicry: Norman Osborn recently acquired Super-Adaptoid powers and can copy the powers, of any super powered individual, who he manages to touch. He then becomes a duplicate of that being, visually indistinguishable from it. Given the opportunity, he can copy up to eight different beings at one time.
Iron Patriot Armour: Norman Osborn at one point wore a unique full battle-suit cobbled together from StarkTech that had been confiscated from Tony Stark's armoury at Avengers Tower (see Iron Patriot)
Green Goblin: As the Green Goblin Norman Osborn utilised a Goblin Glider to fly, Razor Bats, Pumpkin Bombs, Incendiary Bombs and electrical gauntlet blasters. (see Green Goblin)
Norman Osborn was just a child when he first became obsessed with acquiring wealth and power after his father, a failed business inventor who claimed that he was swindled out of his inventions and personal fortune, took out his rage on Norman. Norman realized that he could not depend on his father for financial security, so he began working after school and saving every cent he earned. He would not allow himself to become a failure like his father. Norman studied chemistry and electrical engineering in college. He also took a number of courses in business administration. One of his teachers was Professor Mendel Stromm. They became good friends and later formed a business partnership. Since Norman put up the bulk of the financing, they called their company Osborn Chemical, or Oscorp.
Norman married his college sweetheart and they had a son: Harry. Unfortunately, his wife became ill. After she died, Norman buried himself in his work and rarely had time for young Harry. As the brilliant co-owner of a chemical manufacturer known as Oscorp, Norman Osborn, loving wealth and power, decided to take control and had his partner Stromm arrested when he found he was committing embezzlement, granting him complete control over the company and making Norman the official CEO of Oscorp. While going through Stromm's notes, he found a secret formula that would make him superhumanly powerful. However, his son, Harry, who was tired of always being ignored and rejected by his father, switched the chemicals in the serum, which turned it green and caused it to explode in his face. The formula worked, however Osborn was now completely insane!
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