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Characters : Green Goblin I (Norman Osborn)
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Appearance
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish Brown
Features: Huge Chest Scar Tissue

Summary
Created By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Real Name: Norman Osborn II
Current Aliases: The Goblin-Lord
Former Aliases: None
Dual Identity: Once secret, publically revealed
Current Occupation: CEO of Oscorp, professional supervillain, leader of the Order of Goblins
Former Occupation: Unknown
Citizenship: U.S.
Legal Status: Criminal record
Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut
Marital Status: Widowed
Known Relatives: Harold "Harry" Osborn, son(deceased); Norman Osborn III, grandson; Norman Osborn I, father(presumedly deceased); Emily Osborn, wife(deceased),Liz Osborn (daughter-in-law), Gabriel and Sarah (children by Gwen Stacy)
Known Confidants: The Scriers, Mendel Stromm (Robot Master / Gaunt), Spider-Man, Donald Menken, Kolina Frederickson
Known Allies: The Crime-Master, Kraven the Hunter, the Scriers, Gaunt, the "Host"
Major Enemies: Spider-Man
Usual Bases: New York City and unidentified European locations
Former Bases: none
Current Groups: leader of the Order of Goblins (derivative from the Cabal of Scriers)
Former Groups: The Enforcers, the Scriers
Education: College

Powers & Paraphenalia
Strength Level: Somewhat less than Spider-Man's (lift (press) 10 tons)
Powers: The Goblin formula dramatically increased Osborn's intellect, although not to superhuman levels. His reflexes, and coordination are heightened. His strength is superhuman.
Abilities: Adept at organization. A genius when it came to chemistry and mechanical gadgets.
Equipment: The vertical-thrust goblin glider, which was powered by a miniature turbo-fan. It could go up to 90 miles per hour and support 400 pounds.
Weapons: Concussive, smoke, gas and incendiary bombs. Gloves capable of conducting pulses of electricity upwards of 10,000 volts. Gas and chemicals able to numb Spider-Man's spider-sense.
Limitations: Not quick enough to avoid malfunctioning goblin gliders. Insanity (mitigated by medicated dermal patches)

Background
After having his business partner, Professor Mendel Stromm, imprisoned for embezzling, industrialist Norman Osborn experimented with one of Stromm's formulas in an attempt to increase his intelligence. The formula had not been tested thoroughly, and blew up in his face. Norman nearly died, but discovered that the formula increased both his intelligence and strength. It also drove him insane. Plotting to become leader of the underworld, Osborn created his Green Goblin personae and decided to establish his reputation by killing Spider-Man. He came close but failed many times. Devising a compound that would weaken Spider-Man's spider-sense, he followed the Web-slinger undetected. Snatching Spider-Man while he was in his civilian identity of Peter Parker, the Goblin carted him back to a secret hideout. There he revealed to Peter his own secret identity. During the battle, the Goblin came in contact with live wires, which seemed to jolt him into partial amnesia. Since Osborn had no memory of his criminal past, Spider-Man let him go.

The amnesia, however, proved temporary. Osborn several times regained the memories of the Green Goblin and, knowing Spider-Man's own secret identity, came after Parker each time. For what would be the "final" time, deciding the direct approach wasn't working, the Goblin kidnapped Gwen Stacy, Parker's girlfriend, and killed her throwing her off of the Brooklyn Bridge. Although Spider-Man came close to exacting the ultimate revenge for this act, he pulled back before killing the Goblin. The fight may have continued, but the Goblin was accidentally impaled by his own goblin glider.

Numb with shock after witnessing the event, his son Harry Osborn removed the Goblin's costume so that the arriving authorities found industrialist Norman Osborn, not the Green Goblin, dead. His secret identity was thus preserved for many years after his apparent death.

Though he was in the morgue, Norman Osborn's tale did not end there. According to his journals, the chemicals that altered Norman Osborn's strength, intelligence, and sanity also gave him superhuman healing ability. Despite being impailed through the chest, Norman regenerated, and escaped the morgue replacing his body with that of a drifter he murdered (and impaled through the chest). To cover-up the shame of his father's alter-ego, Harry bribed the coroner to fake the autopsy ensuring there would be no record of the Goblin formula in his blood.

 
 

For seven years Norman was in hiding - planning, plotting, waiting for the day to arrive when he would strike back. He joined a legendary society, the cabal of Scriers. There, he quickly rose up the ranks, and made an "unorthodox hostile takeover," expanding his powerbase.

After Harry disgraced the Osborn family name, ending up in a mental institution, Norman sent a Scrier to one of Parker's college professors, Dr. Miles Warren (aka, the Jackal). The Scrier promised Warren with recreating his beloved student, Gwen Stacy, while funding his cloning research. One of Warren's assistants, Seward Trainer, was caught stealing files by the Scrier. The Scrier promised to keep Trainer's secret in exchange for a future favor.

Norman saw that the Jackal's plans for revenge were interfering with his own plans. After the explosive conclusion during the battle between Spider-Man and his clone at Shea Stadium, the Jackal retrieved his clone and put who he thought was the real Peter Parker into a state resembling death. Actually, Norman's Scrier called in his favor from Trainer, having Trainer tinker with the Jackal's equipment such that the Jackal had the identities reversed. Norman allowed the real Peter Parker to walk away from the battle, and dump his clone (in the near-death state) into a smokestack in Brooklyn. The Jackal retrieved the clone's body, and replaced it with the corpse of a earlier failed Parker clone. The clone wandered the country calling himself Ben Reilly.

Later, hearing of the return of his old partner, Mendel Stromm, Norman sent his Scriers to investigate. Althought this "Stromm" was just a robot, the Scriers checked the corpse of the real Stromm and discovered he was decayed, withered, yet still alive. Stromm had used the original "Goblin" formula upon himself before his "death". Norman revived Stromm, and outfitted him in a life-support suit where he became known as "Gaunt". Through Gaunt, Norman gained technology that allowed his Scrier to appear as a single mystical being.

Norman became infuriated over news of the Hobgoblin's aquision of his equipment and journal notes. But before acting, he remained in the shadows, sending a Scrier and a team (the Host) to befriend criminal psychologist and deranged mutant, Dr. Judas Traveller.

Upon the death of his son, Harry, from the toxic effects of an updated Goblin formula, Norman accelerated his revenge against Parker. When Ben Reilly returned to New York and the Jackal resurfaced, Norman returned to New York as well. Norman had Gaunt coerce Trainer to tamper with the Jackal's equipment again, so that Ben Reilly will think he was the original Peter Parker.

After the Jackal's second apparent death, and the true Parkers (with Mary Jane pregnant) moving to Seattle, Ben Reilly became the new Spider-Man. Norman was not pleased with the happy ending. In Revelations, Norman returned as the Green Goblin revealing himself as the mastermind behind the clone saga. Ben Reilly was killed by the Goblin, and disintegrated revealing that he was truly the clone. Mary Jane was poisoned into a premature labor by Osborn employee Alison Mongrain. It appears Norman somewhere still has custody of the child.

Later, Norman revealed that he had Aunt May held captive, admitting that he had sent a genetically transformed actress to take her place (and die in spiderman_amazing.400). Norman organized and participated in an ancient ritual called "the Gathering of the Five" where he hoped to obtain ultimate power - but instead received insanity.

In The Final Chapter, Norman was defeated as the Green Goblin by Spider-Man once again, though in his madness, he believed he had triumphed. He was taken off to jail, but rescued by the Scriers. His sanity maintained by medicated dermal patches, Norman has since organized the Order of the Goblin, fell in love with his nurse, Kolina Frederickson, and attempted to brainwash Peter Parker into becoming his rightful heir to the Goblin legacy.

After many years of evading justice, Norman finally went to jail. In the first story arc of The Pulse, people have been disappearing at Oscorp. New hire to the Daily Bugle, Terri Kidder, thinks she finally has her first break when she sneaks her way into an interview with Norman Osborn where she asks him about the disapperances. Norman kills her with his bare hands, and dumps the body into a reservoir in Central Park. The Bugle sends a dragnet of reporters to find out what happened to one of their own. Thanks to Ben Urich, after receiving confirmation of Osborn's alter-ego from Spider-Man, the police gain enough evidence for an arrest. At Oscorp, the Green Goblin explodes out of Norman's office, killing several police officers. Spidey at Jessica Jones persue, but the Goblin escpaed. When Osborn is next seen with his lawyer denying his involvement, Luke Cage stops his car from driving off. Norman donned his Goblin mask, and tried to escape the car, but was met with a crushing fist from Cage. Later, unseen in the comics, Norman escaped arrest again, holds a church full of people hostage, only to be captured by Spider-Man and sent to prison.

While imprisoned, two of his children, Gabriel and Sarah, attempted to kill Peter Parker, thinkng he to be their wicked father who killed their mother Gwen Stacy, and abandoned them to Europe. They had been raised by their true father, Norman Osborn, who fed them lies as they rapdily aged, thanks to the Goblin Formula's alteration of their DNA. In a flashback it was revealed that Norman had an affair with Gwen Stacy, who was drawn to him out of sympathy and attraction to his internal power. Gwen gave birth in Europe after only 7 months of gestation. Both Gwen and Mary Jane kept this a secret from Peter Parker. When Gwen sparred with Norman to raise the children, assuming Peter Parker would marry her, Norman chose to kill her on the Brooklyn Bridge on that infamous day, and raise the children as his heirs.

Characters : Green Goblin II (Harry Osborn)
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Appearance
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish Brown
Features: Apart from wearing a green latex outfit and jetting around on a goblin glider, none.

Summary
Created By: Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, Frank Giacoia, David Hunt
Real Name: Harold "Harry" Osborn
Current Aliases: None
Former Aliases: None
Dual Identity: Known at time of death; secret for many years before.
Current Occupation: deceased
Former Occupation: Owner and president of Osborn Industries, Inc.
Citizenship: U.S.
Legal Status: No known criminal record
Place of Birth: New York City
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Norman Osborn II, father (deceased); Liz Osborn, wife; Norman Osborn III, son
Known Confidants: Harry at times confided in his best friend, Peter Parker.
Known Allies: Spider-Man, the Molten Man
Major Enemies: Hobgoblin II, Spiderman, and himself
Usual Bases: New York City
Former Bases: None
Current Groups: None
Former Groups: None
Education: College graduate

Powers & Paraphenalia
Strength Level: For most of his career, Harry had normal human strength. Near the end of his life, he was able to go toe-to-toe with Spider-Man without either winning a clear victory.
Powers: None
Abilities: Harry ran his company efficiently
Equipment: The vertical-thrust goblin glider, which was powered by a miniature turbo-fan. It could go up to 90 miles per hour and support 400 pounds.
Weapons: Concussive, smoke, gas and incendiary bombs. Gloves capable of conducting pulses of electricity upwards of 10,000 volts.
Limitations: Prone to crippling self-doubts and recriminations.

Background
Harry Osborn was the college roommate of Peter Parker. He worshipped his domineering father, and tried to live up to what he thought his father's exceptions were. The pressure got to him, however, and he began taking drugs. It was a long, slow road to recovery, replete with backslides. It was during such a period that Harry witnessed the battle between his father, the original Green Goblin, and Spider-Man, that resulted in his father's death. The shock started to drive Harry towards insanity.

After discovering Spider-Man's costume in Peter Parker's room, Harry assumed the identity of the Green Goblin and tried to do in his roommate. Peter defeated Harry. The arriving authorities refused to believe either that Peter was Spider- Man, or that Harry himself was the Green Goblin. They handed Harry over to a psychiatrist, Dr. Barton Hamilton, who successfully treated Harry's insanity but who also learned everything Harry knew about the Green Goblin. Dr. Hamilton eventually went on to become the third Green Goblin -- but that's another story.

Just like his father, Harry suffered from a sort of selective amnesia and often didn't remember either his father's other life or Spider-Man's secret identity. This amnesia began to erode when the original Hobgoblin offered him proof that Norman Osborn was his father. Harry tried to use some of his father's weapons on the original Hobgoblin, with dismal results.

Harry stayed away from super-powered types for a while. During the Inferno crisis, he became the Green Goblin again and battled the second Hobgoblin. He thought about becoming a super-hero, but was forcefully dissuaded by Spider-Man.

Harry began to imagine his father's spirit, goading him to revenge. He obtained and used a modified version of the original Green Goblin's strength formula . He taunted Peter and Peter's wife, Mary Jane, with his knowledge of Peter's secret identity. He openly jetted about in his Goblin attire, even publicly confronting J. Jonah Jameson. His determination to extract vengeance caused him to try and blow up the Osborn Foundation with himself and Spider-Man inside. However, the presence of Mary Jane and his son, Norman, shocked him into a semblance of sanity. He got everyone out safely before collapsing. He died shortly thereafter, apparently from an unexpected side-effect of the Green Goblin formula.


Characters : Green Goblin III (Dr. Hamilton)
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Appearance
Height: 6'
Weight: 195 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Features: Dr. Hamilton had a full-face beard.

Summary
Created By: Len Wein, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Tony DeZuniga
Real Name: Dr. Barton "Bart" Hamilton
Current Aliases: None
Former Aliases: None
Dual Identity: Secret
Current Occupation: deceased
Former Occupation: Psychiatrist and professional criminal
Citizenship: U.S.
Legal Status: No known criminal record
Place of Birth: Scarsdale, New York
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Known Confidants: None, although he taunted the captive Harry Osborn with what he was going to do next
Known Allies: None
Major Enemies: Spider-Man and Green Goblin II
Usual Bases: New York City
Former Bases: None
Current Groups: None
Former Groups: None
Education: Doctorate

Background
Dr. Bart Hamilton was the psychiatrist of the second Green Goblin, Harry Osborn. Under hypnosis, Osborn revealed many of the Goblin's secrets to Dr. Hamilton, including the identity of Peter Parker. Kidnapping Osborn, Hamilton assumed the personae of the Goblin and attempted an underworld takeover. He tangled several time with Silvermane and with a reluctant Spider-Man, who believed it was Harry Osborn under the Goblin's mask. After Silvermane was severely injured in a fall, Spider-Man managed to unmask Hamilton. Osborn, freeing himself, suited up as the Goblin and charged into the fray. During the struggle, Hamilton was killed by an explosion. Injured, Harry once again lost his knowledge of his Goblin exploits and no longer remembered Spider-Man's identity.

Powers & Paraphenalia
Strength Level: Normal human strength
Powers: None
Abilities: Dr. Hamilton was a competant psychiatrist
Equipment: The vertical-thrust goblin glider, which was powered by a miniature turbo-fan. It could go up to 90 miles per hour and support 400 pounds.
Weapons: Concussive, smoke, gas and incendiary bombs. Gloves capable of conducting pulses of electricity upwards of 10,000 volts.
Limitations: Self-delusional; he bought into the Goblin mystique and thought merely being the Goblin was enough to defeat Spider-Man. The only reason he lasted any length of time against the Web-Slinger was because Spidey thought it was Harry he was fighting and pulled his punches