Green Goblin
Biographical information


Birth Name

Norman Gil Osborne


July 17, 1957
Auburn, Massachusetts

Physical description






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Family information

Ambersen Osborne (father)
Suzie Osborne (mother)
Newman Osborne (brother)
Roderick Osborne (half-brother)
Emily Osborne (wife)
Harreigh Osborne (son)
Nelson Osborne (nephew)
Roxanne Osborne (adopted niece)
Franco Osborne (adopted nephew)
Martha Osborne (sister-in-law)
Graziella Osborne (sister-in-law)

Political information
"My name's Norman Osborne. This is my office you trashed and my people you smacked around. Would you like to have a drink and talk about it?"
―Norman Osborne[src]

Norman Osborne (also known as Green Goblin, the Goblin, Hob Goblin, Goblin King and Green Meanie) was a superpowered human businessman and crime lord who co-founded the multi-billion dollar company Osborne Industries, as well as a member of the Council of Evil.


Early lifeEdit

Norman Osborne was born in Auburn, Massachusetts on July 17, 1957.

Battles with the Spider ArmyEdit

"He's hunting down a bunch of criminals that all look the same, like he's got some sort of personal vendetta, but he's not protecting innocent people, Mr. Nashton."
―Norman Osborne, to Kaine Nashton[src]

Personality and traitsEdit

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Norman Osborne

"You can make fun of me all you want, but you know this is true. I was right. The world is a mess and the world needed us to fix it. This world is a madhouse of terrorists, aliens, mutants, psychotics, and monsters. All of them clashing and crashing into each other at every second of every day. People just decide, all by themselves, that they are the savior of this world. That it's okay for them to go and do whatever the hell they want, to whoever however they want. Well, I am telling you, the world is going to end, one day soon. All of this, all of it will have been for nothing. All I wanted was to stop it. All I wanted to do was fix the problems before they happened, okay? I know that Pavan will one day kill the wrong person and set off a chain of events that will lead to another World War. I know that the 08 Hulk will one day decide to destroy everything he sees. I know the terrorists of this world will rise up and kill us. I know these heroes will dive head first into something they do not understand and end up doing such insane damage to the world that humans can no longer live on it. I know this is true. I know it. And we could have stopped it. If not for the fact that you kept standing in our fuckin' way..."
―Norman Osborne[src]

Norman was a fan of the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox and the Green Bay Packers.




Emily OsborneEdit

Powers and abilitiesEdit


Artificially Enhanced Physiology: Norman possessed no superhuman powers, although as a result of the Goblin Formula, his strength, durability, speed and agility were enhanced and his aging was slowed down.

  • Superhuman Strength: Norman, after drinking the Goblin formula, became superhumanly strong hence he possessed an extreme strength capacity potential. Norman, as the Green Goblin, could easily overpower humans by sending them flying and lifting them up with one hand or by hurling them around, and could also lift extremely heavy objects, crush and break through wood panels and templates, could bend metal, and could punch through glass without gaining injury. Norman's strength as the Green Goblin could match that of all the Spider-Man's.
  • Superhuman Speed: Norman could, thanks to the Goblin formula, run and or exercise as well as operate at superhuman speeds hence his overall body equilibrium was also heightened although he wasn't nearly as fast as speedsters. With his speed, he could outrun vehicles.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Norman could, thanks to the Goblin formula, operate or maintain continuous physical motion in activities or simply in his movements for prolonged periods of time without getting tired or weary in the process.
  • Superhuman Durability: The formula also fortified all of Osborne's bodily tissues, making them far tougher and more resistant to injury than normal humans. While Osborne could be injured by something along the lines of a knife or small conventional bullets composed of conventional material, he was very resistant to great impact forces and blunt trauma. He could withstand powerful impacts, such as falling from several stories or being repeatedly struck by a superhuman enemy, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no injury to himself.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: If Osborne did sustain injury, his body's increased metabolism allowed him to heal damaged tissue much faster and more extensively than a normal human was capable of. While not nearly as efficient as the healing powers possessed by Wolverine, he could heal from injuries that would prove lethal to an ordinary human. For example, Osborne survived being impaled by his Goblin Glider and made a full recovery with only a scar left on his chest.
  • Superhuman Agility: The Goblin's agility, balance, and bodily coordination were enhanced to levels beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: His reflexes were similarly enhanced and were superior to those of the finest human athlete.


Genius Level Intellect: Aside from his physical advantages, the serum also greatly enhanced Norman's already highly above average intellect, making him a true genius capable of making progress in advanced areas of genetics, robotics, engineering, and applied chemistry that most professional scientists could scarcely comprehend.

Expert Marksman: As the Green Goblin, Norman used various hand-held throwing weapons such as explosives and razor projectiles which he would throw with great aim rarely ever missing his target. He was also a skilled sharpshooter with various firearms. And we would have. I could have.

Skilled Combatant: He was a skilled unarmed combatant that was capable of using most weapons proficiently.


Insanity: A downside to the increased intellect and physical capabilities afforded by the Goblin Formula was responsible for Osborne's insanity. While always mentally unstable, the formula greatly diminished his already fragile grip on reality. His increased mental instability caused him to sometimes be extremely impulsive, not thinking before plunging into a potentially dangerous situation, making it relatively easy to lure him into a trap. Osborne also suffered from the delusion that he was invincible, claiming that "not even death could defeat him" this caused him to fight when at a severe disadvantage, often resulting in his defeat.


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