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Hobgoblin (Earth 1610)
Hobgoblin
Full Name: Harold Osborn
First Appearance: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol.1 #1
Created by: Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley, Bill Jemas
Home Universe: Earth-1610
Alignment: Neutral
Status: Deceased
Place of Birth: Somewhere in America
Citizenship: American
Base: New York City, New York
Affiliations: Oscorp
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman Strength, Speed, Durability, Agility, Reflexes, Pyrokinesis, and Regenerative Healing Factor
Height: 5' 7" (Harry);7' (Hobgoblin)
Weight: 151 lbs (69 kg) (Harry);900 lbs (Hobgoblin)
Hair Color: Brown, (as Harry Osborn), None (as Hobgoblin)
Eye Color: Blue, (as Harry Osborn), Red (as Hobgoblin)
Unique Features: Monster-like appearance in Hobgoblin form


"It's time to STOP, Dad!"
— Harry Osborn


Harold Osborn (of Earth-1610), better known as the Hobgoblin, is the best friend of Peter Parker and the son of Norman Osborn.

HistoryEdit

Harry Osborn (Earth-1610)

Harry's human form

Harry Osborn was a rich kid who met Peter Parker in public school. Despite their differences, the two bonded; Harry improved Peter's social status, and Peter helped Harry with his homework. He also had a brief romance with Mary Jane Watson.

Harry's father, Norman Osborn, was an industrialist who created the Oz Formula, an experimental serum intended to turn ordinary humans into super soldiers. When a spider injected with the Oz Formula had bitten Peter, he gained superhuman abilities and secretly became Spider-Man. Under the pretense of fearing for Peter's health, Norman took sample of Peter's blood, and realized that the Oz had made him stronger. Norman subjected himself to the Oz Formula, becoming a huge demonic monster; known as the Green Goblin.

Norman attacked his family and destroyed his house, killing his wife and almost killing his son in the process. The next day, the Goblin attacked the school but was stopped by Spider-Man. Peter believed that the Goblin had come for him, but Harry said that his father had come to kill him. Harry was then taken into custody and sent to live with his uncle.

When Harry later came back, he was once again living with his father and was brainwashed by Miles Warren into believing that his mother had died in a freak accident. He later walked in on a fight between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man, and literally stabbed his own father in the back with a shard of glass from a shattered window pane, reverting the creature back into his father. Harry was taken into custody again, but this time by S.H.I.E.L.D. Later, Norman once again escaped and teamed up with Spider-Man's old rogues to siege the White House. Harry was used by Nick Fury to negotiate with his father. It almost worked as Harry reached out to his father, but a trigger-happy Iron Man blasted Osborn with his cannon. His genetic structure rapidly went out of control. Norman lashed out in blind fury only to be gunned down by soldiers right in front of Harry.

Harry vengefully promised to Peter, "All of You. I'll kill all of you for this." (Referring to everyone Harry knew to be involved in the incident.) Harry returned to school, seemingly back to normal, but Peter was still suspicious. Harry blamed Peter for stealing his girlfriend Mary-Jane and later told her that Peter killed his father.

Through hypnotic therapy he had Harry under for years, Norman Osborn had planted a post-hypnotic suggestion in the form of his henchman, Shaw. 'Shaw' took Harry to an OsCorp bunker in New Jersey, where there were reserves of the Oz Serum.

Harold Osborn (Earth-1610) Ultimate Hobgoblin cover

As the Hobgoblin.

Later, Peter (as Spider-Man) confronted Harry, demanding to know why he had told Mary Jane that he killed his father. Shaw then provoked Harry to unleash his hidden abilities. Harry burst into flame, transforming into the Hobgoblin. 'Shaw' ghosted the mutated Harry into battling Spider-Man, but after a lengthy battle the Hobgoblin broked down and begged Peter to kill him. Peter tried to help Harry, when the 'Shaw' persona took over again and attacked Peter.

S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived and Harry attacked them, trying to provoke a lethal counterattack. He was promptly shot down, to Peter's horror. Spider-Man then attacked Nick Fury before leaving. It later turned out that Harry was not dead. It was later revealed that Harry was caught in the same accident that created both The Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, with Norman grabbing him by the throat. Whether this or the Oz bunker caused the transformation is uncertain.

Ultimate Hobgoblin vs Ultimate Green Goblin

Goblin vs. Gobiln

He reappeared the wake of his father's escape and returned to the pubic spotlight. Carol Danvers used him as a tool broadcasting a staged press conference to Peter's house, where his father currently was, where he stated that his father was a cruel, vicious monster, and a murderer to which Norman was not pleased. Norman changed into the Green Goblin and made his way to the Triskelion before Harry could be taken to safety, Peter followed him later on. Harry changed into the Hobgoblin to protect himself and the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives. He viciously fought his father, but was cruelly beaten, reverting him to human form. Norman did not notice this, however, and promptly beat him to death. Norman was shocked by what he had done and changed back to normal. Shook by the lifeless body of his son, he then asked the S.H.I.E.L.D. soldiers to kill him, which they gladly did.

The next day, Peter gave a speech in school honoring Harry and saying that he was a true friend and a hero.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

PowersEdit

  • Superhuman Strength: The Hobgoblin possesses tremendous strength after injecting the formula. He can easily overpower humans and lift extremely heavy objects.
  • Superhuman Durability: The Hobgoblin can withstand attacks that are super humanly strong and survive explosions unharmed.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: The Hobgoblin has shown a remarkable healing factor and can grow his skin within minutes.
  • Retractable Claws: Hobgoblin has clawed hands and regrow his teeth.
  • Pyrokinesis: The Hobgoblin can generate fiery bolts of energy from his hands. He is also able to immolate himself in flames.

TriviaEdit

  • Like the 616 version, the Hobgoblin conceived his powers via an acquaintance showing him the Green Goblin's 'Hideout', and he is marginally less insane than the Green Goblin.
  • As an inside joke, all three versions of the Green Goblin face; the classic, the movie version, and the Ultimate one were present in Harry's bunker.
  • Norman Osborn explained that subjects of the OZ Formula are given immortality that revive them from death. Meaning Harry has the same ability and could still be alive.

See AlsoEdit

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