Queen Goblin
Queen Goblin
Personal Info:
Real Name: Ashley Kafka
Also Known As: Dr. Fromme, The Queen
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.5 #88 (2022) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Kraven the Hunter
Group Affiliation: Ravencroft Institute, Beyond Corporation
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man and the Gold Goblin
Creators: Frank Tieri and Angel Unzueta
Enhanced Abilities: The Queen Goblin has super-human strength, agility, endurance and durability.
Goblin Gaze: Exclusive to the Queen Goblin, the Goblin Gaze is a psychic attack that enables her to use the negative thoughts of her targets against them, choking out their free will in the process.
Pumpkin Scepter: The Queen Goblin wields a high-tech mace with two spherical striking heads in each extremity. The weapon's handle can change from a rigid form to a chain retractable one, making the weapon function and look like a three-section staff. Its two heads resemble jack o'lanternís and can fire "bomb blasts." The heads can also burn the Queen Goblin's victims from the inside out if touched.
Goblin Glider: Like most of the other Goblins before her, the Queen Goblin makes use of a high-tech glider as her main way of transportation. It can split itself into two, enabling both parts to act as independent drones.
At some point after the real Dr. Ashley Kafka died in the cloned body the Jackal (Ben Reilly) gave to her, Norman Osborn found and released a second clone of her that had been stored in an old laboratory of Professor Miles Warren. Knowing that John Jameson had feelings for Dr. Kafka, Norman convinced her clone to go to the Ravencroft Institute so he could use her to manipulate John and turn him into an asset for J.A.N.U.S., the organization that helped him recover his wealth. Upon arriving at Ravencroft, Kafka's clone was submitted to a series of tests which were secretly forged by Dr. Karl Malus, another accomplice of Norman, to make John think she was the real deal. Eventually, Norman was able to accomplish his mission for J.A.N.U.S. and Kafka's clone became the new chief scientist for Ravencroft.
When the Sin-Eater and his followers attacked Ravencroft to get Norman, its newly appointed director, Dr. Kafka was tricked into leaving the facility's panic room by a security guard who had been corrupted by the Sin-Eater's touch. The Sin-Eater then used his corrupting touch on Dr. Kafka as well and had her open the Juggernaut's cell, enabling him to absorb the avatar of Cyttorak's sins and powers, like he had done with Mister Negative and other Super Villains before him.
After Norman was also cleansed of his sins, Dr. Kafka and other members of the staff found him in the ruins of a hidden sublevel of the Institute and rescued him. Stricken by guilt over his past actions, Norman convinced Dr. Kafka to not hand him over the authorities so he could stop Kindred, the person behind the attack on Ravencroft. As Norman wanted to save Kindred, believing he was his son Harry, Dr. Kafka advised him to seek someone to act as an intermediary between them. Norman ended up recruiting Mary Jane Watson for that role, as she was one of Harry's closest friends.
Dr. Kafka was later approached by the Beyond Corporation's Super Hero Development division about rehabilitating their newest asset: Ben Reilly, her creator and fellow clone. Accepting the offer right away, Dr. Kafka ended Beyond Corp's memo-surgeries on Ben, since the procedure could cause the accidental erasure of his formative memories, and negotiated total autonomy as a condition of her employ, meaning Beyond could neither interfere nor monitor her work. During her therapy sessions with Ben, which happened whenever he returned from his missions as Spider-Man, Dr. Kafka used a special device to help him recover his erased memories without Beyond Corp's knowledge.
Having discovered the Beyond Corporation's involvement with Super Villains during an encounter with Doctor Octopus, Ben tried to share his findings with Dr. Kafka during a therapy session, unaware that they were being watched by Maxine Danger, Head of Super Hero Development. Consequently, the session was interrupted by Beyond Security and Ben was taken away to have his memories wiped out again. Dr. Kafka was then forcefully bonded to the sins of Norman Osborn for being unwilling to cooperate with the company. Mutating grotesquely into a creature Maxine dubbed the Queen Goblin, Dr. Kafka was equipped with some tech and programmed to intercept Janine Godbe, Ben's girlfriend, before she could use a data drive in her possession to expose Beyond's darkest secrets to the public.
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