Norman Osborn / Green Goblin

Norman Osborn / Green Goblin

    Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Living… in Manhattan where he runs the highly successful military contracting company he founded, OSCORP. Norman originally had good intentions with his use of science at his company: "Forty thousand years of evolution and we've barely even tapped the vastness of human potential."

Profession… scientist and head of OSCORP. He had been working in the nanotechnology labs on a new serum that is aimed at creating a super soldier. However, when test results reveal that some subjects became insane, he decides to test the serum himself, which turns him into the uncontrollable, evil Green Goblin.

Interests… eliminating his competition after the military decided to go with a rival company instead of OSCORP. He is not afraid to resort to deadly tactics to beat his rivals.

Relationship Status… none. His wife died not too long after the birth of his son, Harry. Norman can be particularly hard on his son, holding him to a standard of academic excellence that he can't reach. Harry becomes jealous when Norman forms a bond with his best friend, Peter Parker.

Challenge… trying to get Spider-Man to join his evil forces. Little does he know that his web-shooting adversity is actually Peter Parker, his son Harry's best friend. When Spider-Man refuses him, he makes it his goal to kill him.

Personality… distant and volatile after his failed super soldier serum makes him go insane. Nevertheless, he is a determined man who is hellbent on destroying Spider-Man.


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