Green Goblin
Green Goblin
Personal Info:
Real Name: Norman Virgil Osborn
Also Known As: Goblin Lord, Overlord, Commander Osborn, Director Osborn, Iron Patriot, Super-Adaptoid, Goblin King, Octo-Goblin, Goblin Kingpin of Crime, Hobgoblin, Mason Banks
Place Of Birth: Hartford, Connectucut
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, Mendell Stromm, Crime Master, Doctor Octopus, The Enforcers
Group Affiliation: Leader of the Goblin Nation, H.A.M.M.E.R., leader of the Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, The Cabal; Former leader of the Sinister Twelve, Sinister Six, partner of Mendell Stromm, Crime Master, Doctor Octopus, employer of the Enforcers, Hellfire Club
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: After taking an experimental formula the Green Goblin gained super human strength, agility, endurance, durability and Intelligence.
Regeneration: The Green Goblin regenerates his health at a greatly accelerated rate.
Goblin Glider: The Green Goblin employs a turbo-fan powered flying sled.
Glove Blasters: The Green Goblin wears gloves that discharge pulses of high-frequency electricity.
Pumpkin Bombs: The Green Goblin uses explosive devices shaped like pumpkins that caused damage to anything within 20 feet.
Smoke Bombs: The Green Goblin employs smoke bombs that he used to obscure areas.
Incendiary Bombs: The Green Goblin uses Incendiary devices that release a volatile substance that induces fires.
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.
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