Green Goblin (ICONS Writeup)

Green Goblin
aka Norman Osborn

Prowess 6
Coordination 6
Strength 7
Intellect 6
Awareness 6
Willpower 6

Stamina 13

Powers
*Goblin Formula – In addition to boosting his physical attributes, the Goblin Formula also gives the Green Goblin Regeneration 5.
*Body Armor – Damage Resistance 5
*Goblin Grenades 7 (Extras: Plain Smoke, Knock-Out Gas, Explosive, Spider-Sense Clouding)
*Razor Bats – Strike 4
*Glove Blasters 6
*Goblin Glider: Handling 6, Speed 6, Structure 4, does Strike Damage 6 when used for charging with horns

Specialties
Aerial Combat (Expert +2), Business (Expert +2), Medicine, Occult, Pilot – Goblin Glider (Mastery +3), Psychiatry, Science (Expert +2), Stealth

Qualities
*Obsessed with Spider-Man
*Insanity (at various times in his life he has suffered from amnesia about his actions as the Goblin)
*Hates weakness of any kind

Background: Ruthless industrialist Norman Osborn was the co-owner of a leading New York firm, Osborn Industries, which specialized in chemical manufacturing via Osborn Chemicals, as well as other areas of research and development, including robotics. His wife Emily died within a year after the birth of their son Harry, leaving Norman embittered. The product of an oppressively stern upbringing by an alcoholic father who lost the family fortune, Norman raised Harry dispassionately, often devoid of fatherly warmth, being chafed by Harry’s failure to demonstrate academic excellence or a competitive drive. Despite living in reacquired opulence, Harry felt depressed and neglected by his father. Unbeknownst to Harry, Norman had risen in power by participating in a collusion enabling the creation of powerful opponents to challenge the super-hero community, thereby offering corrupt corporations a means to distract the heroes from probing into their affairs. One failure in this regard involved using Osborn Industries employee Nels Van Adder as a human test subject, transforming him into the disfigured “Protogoblin.” Osborn dodged accusations of wrongdoing from his head of security, Arthur Stacy, and his brother Detective George Stacy. He discovered the notes of his business partner, Professor Mendel Stromm, for a strength-enhancing serum. Stromm was jailed after Norman had him arrested for embezzling funds, allowing Osborn to gain full control of the firm. Osborn tested the serum upon himself in his private lab, but the unstable concoction exploded in his face leaving him hospitalized for weeks. He emerged smarter and superhumanly strong, but at the cost of his sanity. Plotting to become leader of the underworld, Osborn created his Green Goblin personae and decided to establish his reputation by killing the hero Spider-man.