Having become the Goblin, he generally views other people as dim-witted pests, lacking in creative vision, unworthy to be graced by his presence. During his final battle with Parquagh (in which Osborne uses exploding spherical vials as projectiles in combat) he is killed by a crossbow bolt fired by Fisk's first mate, the Bull's Eye, who has also been hunting Parquagh. However, the Carnage symbiote was attached to Norman when Peter destroyed it, and he wonders what sort of effect that might have had on his old foe's mind. [82] When Harry finds a cure for Lily Hollister's Goblin condition for their baby's safety, Lily reveals that it is a ruse to coerce Harry into taking the American Son armor, whom Norman had plotted would die in a tragedy to increase sympathy for Norman and his Dark Avengers. The Flying Broomstick did not last long, however, and was improved upon, creating the Goblin Glider. In an alternate reality, Osborn acquired the Infinity Gems after manipulating an army of villains to do the work for him and used them to reassemble the Infinity Gauntlet, defeating most of the heroes while trapping Spider-Man in a time loop where he witnesses/"causes" Gwen Stacy's death over and over again. However, this narrative was rejected by newly-promoted editor in chief Bob Harras,[17] and eventually Norman was chosen to be the mastermind. Willem Dafoe portrayed the character in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy and Chris Cooper portrayed the character in the 2014 film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. [104] However, a mysterious man with a bandaged face is soon shown to be selling Goblin-based weaponry globally to attack Parker Industries. [88] Using his staged persona as a voice for the 'disenfranchised', Osborn plans to regain the Iron Patriot armor and creates a new team of Dark Avengers, this time substituting June Covington for Scarlet Witch, Ai Apaec for Spider-Man, Barney Barton for Hawkeye, Skaar for Hulk, Superia for Ms. Marvel, Gorgon for Wolverine and the A.I.M.-rebuilt Ragnarok for Thor. Anna Watson meets The Punisher whilst he is visiting a graveyard. Norman is last seen incarcerated at Ravencroft and believes that Spider-Man is Osborn and he is Kasady. This fueled his ambitions in earning his "respect" by becoming the major Crime Lord in New York. [207] Osborn also appeared in other print forms besides the comics, including novels, children's books, and the daily newspaper comic strip The Amazing Spider-Man, which debuted in January 1977, with the earliest installments written by Stan Lee and drawn by John Romita, Sr.[208] Osborn has been adapted to other media including games, toys, collectibles, and miscellaneous memorabilia, and has appeared as the main character in numerous computer and video games on over 15 gaming platforms. Norman reveals to Spider-Man he infected some of Peter's friends and family with slivers of the Carnage symbiote which he could send to their brain to kill them. [94] With Menace's help, Osborn later releases Phil Urich from a prison transport and upgrades Urich's Goblin armor and weapons, asking in return only that Urich's only identity from here on shall be Goblin Knight. [113] Peter is able to contact various allies like Human Torch, Clash, Silk, Miles Morales, and Agent Anti-Venom to watch over his loved ones. The character's popularity has seen him appear on a variety of merchandise, inspire real-world structures (such as theme park attractions), and be referenced in a number of media. In college, where he studied chemistry, business administration, and electrical engineering, Norman meets his college sweetheart, eventually getting married and have their son Harold "Harry" Osborn. On his way home, Peter sees a real crook...but before he can change into Spidey, the Human Torch has arrived and quickly takes care of the criminal. [233] Complex ranked him as seventh in the 100 greatest comic book villains of all time. Keeping his true identity a secret, he promises Harry that he will see his father soon if he becomes the next Green Goblin. While mentioning that Ravencroft is in bad shape, Kafka is told by a remorseful Norman his suspicion that Kindred is Harry Osborn. Those words caused Norman to remember that Spider-Man is Peter Parker. [225] IGN then ranked Osborn as the 13th greatest Marvel Comics supervillain in 2014. [172][173], In the Marvel: 1602 Pocket Universe, Norman Osborne appears as a major villain, attempting to find "the Source", which is guarded by the Natives of Roanoke Island, and utilize it to gain unimaginable power; to achieve his goal, Osborne allies with King James I of England and makes several attempts to create conflict between his fellow American colonists and the Natives. [89] In the team's first fight with the New Avengers, Osborn reveals himself as the Super-Adaptoid, declares himself the head of world security, and orders that the Avengers be arrested for war crimes. [80], Harry is approached by Norman with the offer of a job within the Dark Avengers. storehouse while Spider-Man is occupied with the return of Zodiac. ", "The 25 Greatest Comic Book Villains of All-Time", "The 25 Greatest Comic Book Villains of All Time", "100 Greatest Comic Book Villains Of All Time", "12 Best Spider-Man Villains Of All-Time", "Rogues' Gallery: Spider-Man'S Top 10 Villains", Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. However, when Norman uses the Gauntlet's power to resurrect his abusive father to show him what he has accomplished, his father dismisses him as a petty tyrant and a monster until Norman uses the Gauntlet to change his father's opinion. The company was hugely successful, and Norman re-gained the wealth that he had lost during his childhood. Having endured as Spider-Man's archenemy, Osborn has been part of the superhero's defining stories as well as being the father of Harry Osborn and Gabriel Stacy, the grandfather of Normie Osborn, and the killer of Gwen Stacy, Ben Reilly and Flash Thompson. He was also limited in how many powers his body could hold, as the A.I.M. [123] As Sin-Eater uses his abilities to steal the powers of Mister Negative to corrupt the guards, Norman takes Spider-Man to a bunker in his old cell and finds the items within them gone as the footage as he sees a corrupted Kafka be used to free Juggernaut so that he can steal his powers. on 05/31/18 Torch and Spidey do battle against the highly dangerous Green Goblin until Spider-Man gets swatted down to the floor. I'd characterise him as a bipolar psychotic with concurrent aspects of psychopathic megalomania and malignant narcissism. The Terrigen Mists have shaped his face into a saner version of his Goblin mask. is disbanded. ยป In 1977, the still imprisoned Norman convinces Harry to suit up as the Black Goblin to steal "The Gemini Project" from Miles Warren, which is revealed to be a clone of himself. Comics journalist and historian Mike Conroy writes of the character: "Of all the costumed villains who've plagued Spider-Man over the years, the most flat-out unhinged and terrifying of them all is the Green Goblin." The plan was for Spider-Man to break Osborn out of prison in exchange for Parker's aunt's life. When Otto finds being unable to win against Osborn's resources, having had various allies abandoned, and with faith in his own abilities gone, Otto sacrifices himself to restore the original Spider-Man's mind in order to save Anna Maria Marconi. [184], After discovering a living twin of May Parker (kept in suspended animation) among his grandfather's possessions, Normie Osborn wondered whether it was a clone or whether the original Goblin had put the real May in suspended animation and arranged for her parents to receive a clone of May to raise. And I felt that that would be wrong. Spider-Man - The Return of the Green Goblin (Animated Series): Amazon.sg: Movies & TV Shows. No longer suffering from bouts of amnesia, Norman escapes to Europe, where he can move freely and unnoticed (later revealed he was in France for some time). Skip to main content.sg. The Goblin's reputation earned him as a freelancer from among New York City's politicians and businessmen in hired to commit illegal acts such as suppressing public protests and even acts of assassinations on public objectors. [109] Osborn's efforts to control the Carnage symbiote initially backfire when he merges with it and finds himself overwhelmed by the urge to kill rather than his own prior plan to direct its power against Spider-Man specifically,[110] but he is able to convince it to let him have control in favor of trying something other than its usual mindless slaughter. I felt, in a sense, it would be like cheating the reader. [167] Marvel 2099 depicts the Goblin as a radical trickster who wants to prove that Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara) is in the pay of a megacorp. Spider-Man confronts Norman at Times Square as Red Goblin gains the upper hand. Elsewhere, the Green Goblin has also spotted the ad. While Harry was taking care of his father, Norman lost control and bit Harry, passing the curse to him. He thinks he's the hero. [111] While interrogating a captive Jameson for information on Spider-Man, Osborn takes a brief interval from the torture to kill the self-proclaimed Goblin King who tried to raid one of his old storehouses. When an OZ-injected spider bites Peter Parker on a field trip,[195] and develops amazing abilities, Norman theorizes that if the OZ combined with spider DNA were behind Parker's abilities of a spider, then Norman with OZ combined with his own DNA would become a heightened version of himself. [137], During the events of the "Dark Reign" storyline, Osborn created the Iron Patriot identity (an amalgam of Iron Man and Captain America) to cement his standing as a hero. When Thanos appears, killing the rest of the Dark Avengers while taunting Osborn about the hollow nature of his father's current approval, Osborn destroys him, but when his altered father only says that he loves Norman as a son, Osborn erases him in a fit of anger as he wanted to be praised for his accomplishments, realizing too late that erasing his father automatically erases him as well. He's clearly fiercely intelligent and a natural born leader, with the ego and competitive drive to succeed against all odds. Norman is eventually released from prison and feigns his old age affecting his mental state before disappearing from the public. While initially fearful of Osborn getting his memory back and revealing his secret identity, Peter later gives an anonymous tip to the police to get Osborn arrested and prevent the Green Goblin from hurting anyone. Norman is the prime economic power and de facto ruler of the country. 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