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Harry Osborn

Real Name: Harold "Harry" Osborn
Occupation: Owner and president of Osborn industries, Inc.
Identity: Secret
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Other Aliases: Green Goblin (II)
Place of Birth: New York City
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Norman Osborn (Green Goblin I, father), Elizabeth "Liz" Allan Osborn (wife), Mark Raxton (stepbrother-in-law), Norman "Normie" Osborn (son)
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: (as Harry) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31 (as Goblin) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #136

History: Harry Osborn is the son of Norman Osborn, the ruthless owner of Osborn Industries, Inc., a leading chemical manufacturing firm based in New York City. At first, Harry did not know that Norman had been driven insane by a chemical accident and led a criminal career as the original Green Goblin.

Harry went to college at New York City's Empire Stare University, where he became the friend and eventual roommate of his fellow student, Peter Parker. Unknown to Harry, Parker was secretly the Green Goblins nemesis, the costumed crime fighter, Spider-Man. During his college years, Harry began taking addictive drugs in an attempt to escape from the pressures of his life. At the time of his father's death, he was mentally unstable due to the effects of the drugs he had been taking. He witnessed the final battle between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, which resulted in the Goblin's seemingly demise. While no one was watching, Harry removed the Goblin's mask and costume so that the police would find Norman Osborn's body without any evidence that he was the Green Goblin.

Harry held Spider-Man responsible for Norman Osborn's death and, sometime later, Harry discovered that Peter Parker, his roommate at the time, was Spider-Man. Now insane, Harry became the new Green Goblin and battled Spider-Man, who defeated him.

Spider-Man removed Harry's costume and the police, who refused to believe Harry's clam to be the Green Goblin, took Harry into custody. Only Harry and Spider-Man knew that the original Goblin was dead, and the police thought that Harry was too young to have been the Goblin, who had been active for several years. Since the police did not believe Harry was the Goblin, they did not believe his claims that Parker was Spider-Man either.

Harry was placed under the care of Dr. Barton Hamilton, who successfully cured Harry of his insanity and even induced him into forgetting about his life as the Goblin and hence his knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity.

However, under hypnosis, Harry told Hamilton all about his being the Goblin, his secrets, and his knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity. Coveting the Goblin's power, Hamilton eventually decided to become the Green Goblin himself. Taking Harry prisoner, Hamilton then infiltrated New York's criminal underworld as the Goblin and subsequently encountered Spider-Man.

During their conflict, Harry escaped captivity and again assumed the identity of the Goblin in order to get revenge on Hamilton. After catching up with and battling Hamilton, Harry rejected his own Goblin identity. Hamilton knocked Harry unconscious, but was then killed by the explosion of a bomb with which he had tried to murder both Harry and Spider-Man. Upon reviving, Harry had again lost the memory of being the Green Goblin, as well as his knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity.

Soon afterward, Harry became president of his father's company. He eloped with his college sweetheart, Liz Allan, and they moved to a large house in Englewood, New Jersey, where they had a son. But the legacy of the Green Goblin continued to haunt Harry. Reporter Edward "Ned" Leeds came into possession of the Green Goblin's journals and equipment and used them to become the costumed criminal known as the Hobgoblin. He used the knowledge he gained from the journals to blackmail Harry by threatening to expose the activities of him and his father in their respective roles as the Green Goblin. Spider-Man thwarted this plan.

After Leeds was murdered, the identity and methods of the Hobgoblin were adopted by Jason Philip Macendale Jr., the mercenary formerly known as Jack O' Lantern. During the time called "Inferno" when demons from the dimension Limbo invaded New York, Macendale threatened Harry and his family, seeking the secret to the original Green Goblin's enhanced strength. However, the black magicks being manipulated in the area affected the dark part of Harry's soul, creating flashbacks to his activitiesas the Green Goblin. Portions of Harry's repressed memory emerged (not including his knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity) and Harry once again assumed the mantle of the Green Goblin. For the most part, however, Harry maintained his sanity as he confronted the Hobgoblin to protect his family.

With the help of Spider-Man he managed to defeat the Hobgoblin. When Spider-Man asked Harry if be would like to become a "super hero," Harry scoffed and said that he had other responsibilities as a husband.

The Osborn family has recently moved to the first floor of a loft they own in the Soho district of Manhattan to be closer to Harry's place of business. They have also invited Peter and his wife, Mary Jane Watson Parker, (a former girlfriend of Harry,) to be their tenants on the third floor. Soon after that the Parkers moved to their own appartment for personal reasons.

More recently, Harry Osborn died, apparently an unexpected side-effect of the Green Goblin formula.

Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Weight: 170 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish brown

Strength Level: Harry Osborn possesses the normal strength of a man his age, height and build that engages in moderate regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weapons: As the Green Goblin, Harry used a variety of weaponry, which, the original Goblin designed. He utilized various concussive and incendiary grenades, constructed in the form of miniature jack o' lanterns. Each of the incendiary grenades ignited almost soundlessly and released enough heat to melt through a three-inch thick sheet of steel. He also carried a variety of smoke and gas-emitting bombs, which were each surrounded by a light plastic mantle that fluttered like a wraith when the bomb was thrown. He carried his weaponry in a shoulder bag, which, he refers to as his "bag of tricks."

The Green Goblin's groves were interwoven with microcircuit conducting filaments capable of channeling pulsed discharges of 10,000 volts of high frequency electrical power from rechargeable power packs in both his glove cuffs and costume tunic. They had the capacity to discharge for up to five minutes of sustained fire before depleting their power supply.

Transportation: As the Green Goblin, Harry Osborn rode through the air on a "goblin-glider" designed by his father. It was capable of great maneuverability and speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The glider was capable of supporting about 400 pounds; including the Goblin's own weight, aloft. (For very brief moments, the goblin-gilder could support far more weight aloft. In all instances, whatever weight the goblin-glider carried had to be balanced properly or else it would complicate steering the glider.) Top speed and normal full load of weight would exhaust the glider's fuel supply in about one hour. The main microprocessor assisted manual controls were in the "head" of the glider. The Green Goblin's boots locked into the stirrups of the gilder electro magnetically.

Note: James Franco played him in Spider-Man the movie.

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