Red Goblin
Red Goblin
Personal Info:
Real Name: Norman Virgil Osborn
Also Known As: Commander Osborn, Director Osborn, Green Goblin, Goblin King, Hobgoblin, Iron Patriot, Mason Banks, Overlord, Super-Adaptoid, Carnage
Place Of Birth: Hartford, Connectucut
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #798 (2018) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Doctor Octopus, Goblin Knight, Menace, Monster, Mendell Stromm
Group Affiliation: Formerly Goblin Army, Oscorp, Alchemax, Leader of the Goblin Nation, H.A.M.M.E.R., leader of the Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, The Cabal; leader of the Sinister Six, partner of Mendell Stromm, the Crime Master, Doctor Octopus, employer of the Enforcers, Hellfire Club, Commission on Superhuman Activities, Initiative (leader/P.R. teacher), Brotherhood of the Scriers/Order of the Goblins
Base Of Operations: Symkaria
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen
Enhanced Abilities: After taking an experimental formula Norman Osborn gained super human strength, agility, endurance, durability and Intelligence.
Regeneration: Norman Osborn regenerates his health at a greatly accelerated rate.
Carnage Symbiote: Norman Osborn has bonded with the Carnage Symbiote, a species of inorganic, amorphous, symbiotic extraterrestrial from the Andromeda Galaxy, and an offspring of the Venom Symbiote. The Symbiote has granted Osborn super human strength, agility, speed, endurance and durability. A regenerative healing factor, the ability to wall crawl, create webbing, camouflage himself, create tendrils from any part of his body, create various constructs (most often blades, axes, and razor-sharp talons) and an immunity to Spider-Man's Spider-Sense.
Ruthless industrialist Norman Osborn was the co-owner of a leading New York firm, Osborn Industries, which specialized in chemical manufacturing via Osborn Chemicals, as well as other areas of research and development, including robotics. His wife Emily died within a year after the birth of their son Harry, leaving Norman embittered. The product of an oppressively stern upbringing by an alcoholic father who lost the family fortune, Norman raised Harry dispassionately, often devoid of fatherly warmth, being chafed by Harry's failure to demonstrate academic excellence or a competitive drive. Despite living in reacquired opulence, Harry felt depressed and neglected by his father. Unbeknownst to Harry, Norman had risen in power by participating in a collusion enabling the creation of powerful opponents to challenge the super-hero community, thereby offering corrupt corporations a means to distract the heroes from probing into their affairs. One failure in this regard involved using Osborn Industries employee Nels Van Adder as a human test subject, transforming him into the disfigured "Protogoblin." Osborn dodged accusations of wrongdoing from his head of security, Arthur Stacy, and his brother Detective George Stacy. He discovered the notes of his business partner, Professor Mendel Stromm, for a strength-enhancing serum. Stromm was jailed after Norman had him arrested for embezzling funds, allowing Osborn to gain full control of the firm. Osborn tested the serum upon himself in his private lab, but the unstable concoction exploded in his face leaving him hospitalized for weeks. He emerged smarter and superhumanly strong, but at the cost of his sanity. 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.
Spending years in pursuit of the death of Spider-Man, Osborn was eventually cured of his insanity after being injected with the Goblin Serum antidote by Spider-Man. Osborn then pursued power by any means in order to gain revenge on Spider-Man. Osborn had two henchmen rob a Lock Box of the Carnage symbiote, where it was being stored. The mercenaries were successful in stealing the symbiote and Osborn quickly bonded with it to become the new Carnage. Though the symbiote initially asserted its dominance, Osborn gave Carnage a taste of the joys of torture and killing after the symbiote forced him to kill two of his henchmen. Norman agreed to let the symbiote savour more if he was given control. After making the symbiote eject the nanites that prevented him from regaining his powers from his body, Osborn decided to use the Goblin Formula to become a goblin/symbiote hybrid, the Red Goblin was born!
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