Grey Goblin
Grey Goblin
Personal Info:
Real Name: Gabriel "Gabe" Stacy
Also Known As: American Son
Place Of Birth: Paris, France
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #509 (2004) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Sarah Stacy, Norman Osborn
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr.
Enhanced Abilities: After taking an experimental formula the Grey Goblin gained super human strength, agility, endurance and durability.
Regeneration: The Grey Goblin regenerates his health at a greatly accelerated rate.
Goblin Glider: The Grey Goblin employs a turbo-fan powered flying sled.
Glove Blasters: The Grey Goblin wears gloves that discharge pulses of high-frequency electricity.
Pumpkin Bombs: The Grey Goblin uses explosive devices shaped like pumpkins that cause damage to anything within 20 feet.
Smoke Bombs: The Grey Goblin employs smoke bombs that he uses to obscure areas.
Incendiary Bombs: The Grey Goblin uses Incendiary devices that release a volatile substance that induces fires.
Bat-Shaped Razorblades: The Grey Goblin utilises throwing blades, shaped like bats.
Norman Osborn fathered twins, a boy named Gabriel and a girl named Sarah, with Gwen Stacy to whom she gave birth while in France. Gwen vowed she would raise them with Peter Parker and refused to allow Norman access to them. Seeing her as a threat to his potential heirs, Norman killed Gwen as the Green Goblin and then raised the two children as their 'uncle'. Due to Norman's enhanced blood, the twins aged about 2-3 times faster than normal and became adults within the span of a few years. Norman lied to them saying that Peter was really their father and was responsible for their mother's death.
Once they were old enough, the twins set out to kill Spider-Man. Peter Parker received an unsent letter written years ago by Gwen Stacy. He could tell that there were faint traces of writing on the other side, so he had tests performed on it by a forensics lab. The tests revealed text stating that Gwen had been pregnant and had twins. He collected DNA from Gwen's grave and proved that the twins, Sarah and Gabriel were her children. Mary Jane Watson then revealed that she had known for years that the twin's father was Norman Osborn.
Attempting to set them straight (and stop their assassination attempts), Spider-Man met Sarah and Gabriel at the place of their mother's death on the Brooklyn Bridge, to tell them that their father had been manipulating them. Sarah began to believe Spider-Man, but Gabriel remained convinced that Spider-Man was their father, and became outraged that Spider-Man had abandoned them and was attempting to pawn them off on Norman. Gabriel attacked, but Spider-Man refused to fight back, not wanting to hurt him. Police became involved, shooting at them and wounding Sarah. Gabriel escaped and found a base Norman had told them about. There, he discovered that Peter had been telling the truth and injected himself with the Goblin Formula and donned a grey version of the Green Goblin costume, becoming the "Grey Goblin" in an attempt to gain the strength to finally kill Spider-Man.
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