GREEN LIGHT SPECIAL
on Aisle 2!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 me to fix it. And I would have. I could have. This world is a madhouse of mutants, terrorists, psychotics, aliens, and monsters. All of them clashing and crashing into each other at every second of every day. ... I know the mutants of this world will rise up and kill us. I know that the Hulk will one day decide to destroy everything he sees. I know the Punisher will one day kill the wrong person and set off a chain of events that will lead to nuclear holocaust. 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 I could have stopped it. If not for the fact that you kept standing in my @#$@# way... - Norman Osborn
Oh Norman...Norman, Norman...Stop kidding yourself. I'm here. I'm always here. - The Green Goblin GREEN GOBLIN (NORMAN OSBORN)PL:
10 (193 pts) - OPL:
10 ; DPL:
STRENGTH 8, STAMINA 8, AGILITY 6, DEXTERITY 4, FIGHTING 10, INTELLECT 6, AWARENESS 3, PRESENCE 4 SKILLS:
Acrobatics 3 (+9), Athletics 3 (+11), Deception 9 (+13) [Taunt]
], Expertise [Business] 6 (+12), Expertise [Science] 7 (+13), Insight (+3), Intimidation 9 (+13) [Startle
], Perception 2 (+5), Persuasion 4 (+8) [Connected
], Stealth 4 (+10), Technology 7 (+13) [Inventor
), Vehicles 8 (+12) ADVANTAGES:
Benefit (4) (Wealth 4 [Multimillionaire]), Close Attack (2), Connected, Equipment (15), Favored Environment (Glider Flying), Favored Foe (Spider-Man), Improved Initiative (1), Inventor, Move-by Action, Quick Draw, Ranged Attack (7), Startle, Taunt POWERS:Goblin Physiology:
Regeneration 2 (1/every 5 rounds, Extra: Persistent), Enhanced Advantages 1 (Diehard); 5 ptsGoblin Costume:
16 pts Traits, Removable (-3 pts); 13 ptsChain Mail: Protection 2; 2 pts
Goblin Mask: Immunity 2 (Chemicals); 2 pts
Electro Gloves: Electrical Damage 8 (Extra: Reach 4 [20 ft]); 12 pts EQUIPMENT:(75 pts)Bag of Tricks: (32 pts)Pumpkin Bombs:
Ranged Area Burst Heat Damage 9, Extra: Area Burst (30 ft radius); 27 ptsIncendiary Bombs:
Ranged Heat Damage 9, Linked (Weaken); Ranged Weaken Toughness 9, Linked [Damage], Flaw: Affects Objects Only; 1 ptKnockout Bombs:
Ranged Burst Area Affliction 9, Resisted by Fortitude; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Stunned, 3rd: Incapacitated, Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius]); 1 ptAnti-Spider Sense Bombs:
Cloud Area Concealment 1 (Spider-Senses), Extra: Area Cloud [15 ft radius], Duration [Continuous]); 1 ptSmoke Grenades:
Cloud Area Concealment 4 (Visual), Extra: Attack, Cloud Area [15 ft radius]; 1 ptRazor Bats:
Ranged Multiattack Slashing Damage 3, Dangerous; 1 ptVehicle: (43 pts)Goblin Glider:
Size - M, Str - 3, Flight - 6, Def - 10, Tou - 9, Features - Remote Control, Smokescreen, Heat Seeking Missiles (Ranged Burst Area Ballistic Damage 8, Extra: Area Burst 4 [30 ft radius], Homing 2), Glider Blade (Piercing Damage 6, Flaw: Limited to when charging), Machine Guns [Ranged Multiattack Ballistic Damage 6]); 43 pts OFFENSE:
Close Attack +12 [Unarmed +8; Electro Gloves +8]
Ranged Attack +11 [Pumpkin Bombs +9, Burst Area
; Incendiary Bombs Damage/Weaken +9; Razor Bats +3, Multiattack
], Knockout Bombs Affliction +9, Burst Area
Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +10 [DC20]
Toughness +10, Fortitude +10, Will +8 COMPLICATIONS:Arrogance:
Norman is supremely confident in his intelligence and abilities and this can often be his downfall.Enemy:
Norman wants power and fame more than just about anyone.Mental Instability:
The usage of the Goblin formula made his manic depressive issues even worse, resulting in vicious mood swings and split personality disorder where he sees himself and The Goblin as different people.Obsession:
Either killing Spider-Man or bringing him to his side.Power Loss:
If his Goblin serum wears off or is nullified, his stats drop to STR 2, STA 2, FGT 5 and INT 4 Abilities 98 + Skills 31 (62 ranks) + Advantages 37 + Powers 16 + Defenses 11 = 193 / 193Build Comments:
Ah, yes, one of the best villains ever, Norman Osborn, The Green Goblin. I don't think after that quote I really need to go into any more. He made the most of his start turn in Dark Reign and I look forward to his return.Secret Origins:
Norman Osborn was the son of the wealthy business man Amberson Osborn. He had a decent childhood until Amberson lost most of the family fortune after the failure of his invention company, which had Amberson becoming alcoholic and violent. Young Norman and his mother would often be the targets of physical and psychological abuse by Amberson to compensate for his failures. This abuse had Norman realize that only the strong survive and that he will never be weak. This realization caused him to kill the family's dog, seeing it as one less problem in his life.
On one stormy and thunderous night, in order to cure his son's fear of the dark, Amberson locked Norman alone in one of the family's dark empty houses where Norman encountered and feared a "green, goblin-like" monster stalking him. Alone in the dark, Norman feared the monster would eat him once the darkness is replaced by the light, so he came to grip with the darkness, wishing it would never leave him. That night, he realized that the Darkness is better than the light.
Encounters like these made Norman develop a need for power and wealth so he would not become a failure like his father. He sought to regain the wealth he once had and he would stop at nothing to reach his goal.
Norman attended Empire State University with a science scholarship and received degrees in chemistry and electrical engineering. While at ESU, he met and fell in love with a young woman named Emily. Despite his hunger for power and wealth, Emily was able to provide some balance in the young man and bring out the best in him. The two would marry and have a son, Harold Osborn. Norman loved Emily tremendously, but the good times would not last and Emily died shortly after Harry's birth. Norman was left a miserable, misguided, insane, single father. Without Emily there to give his life any light, he re-dedicated himself to wealth and power, neglecting Harry in the process.
After graduating in business and chemistry majors, Norman founded his own company, OsCorp, with his old science professor, Dr. Mendel Stromm. He would become successful and wealthy yet a ruthless businessman and always power hungry. When Stromm borrowed money from the company accounts, Osborn seized the opportunity and turned Stromm over to the police for embezzlement, leaving Norman the sole owner of the company.
With Stromm now in jail, Osborn decided to continue working on the strength-enhancing formula Stromm had been working on in order to sell it to the highest bidder. Osborn tried to re-create the formula following Professor Stromm's notes. In order to perfect the formula, Osborn used his employees as test subjects. One of those employees is Nels Van Adder, who went on a killing spree as the red, goblin-like monster called the "Proto-Goblin" who attempted to kill Osborn at his laboratory but was saved by Arthur Stacy and George Stacy. After the failed attack, Norman found more of Stromm's notes in his old desk.
He is certain the new notes are the missing piece to the formula, however when Osborn used the new information, the mixture turns bright green and explodes in his face. He is hospitalized, but recovers at an incredible, super-human rate. He realizes the explosion not only increased his strength, but also his intelligence. This pushes the megalomaniac Norman Osborn over the edge, and his sanity is lost.The Story so Far:
The Green Goblin first appeared as a villain determined to rule the underworld and in order to do that he needed to prove himself by defeating New York's newest hero, Spider-Man. The Goblin first appeared using a jet powered flying broomstick which was later replaced with the now iconic Goblin Glider. He would prove himself as a worthy foe for Spider-Man during several clashes.
The Green Goblin became even a bigger villainous threat when he became the first villain to uncover Spider-Man's secret identity as Peter Parker. He was also revealed as Norman Osborn, the father of Peter's best friend Harry Osborn, further adding a sense of drama to their conflict. However, he would lose the memory of being a super-villain and would often make appearances as Harry's kindhearted father but eventually, he would return to his villainous role.
Spider-Man's arch-enemy had always been Doctor Octopus until the Green Goblin killed Peter's girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, elevating the Goblin to the status of being Spider-Man arch-enemy who has hurt Spider-Man more than any other villain. After Gwen's death, Osborn would seemingly die as well and would disappear for two years.
During his absence, his son Harry would follow in his father's footsteps and become the Green Goblin himself. Also, Harry's psychiatrist Bart Hamilton would take up the mantle. Also, the Hobgoblin, a Green Goblin copycat, would become Spider-Man's arch-enemy. Osborn would return when it wass revealed that he had been manipulating everyone from the start. His rivalry with Spider-Man became even more intense when he killed Ben Reilly, Peter's "brother". Norman would return to the role of "evil businessman" and would torture Peter with the fact of being one of the few people to know of his dual identity.
Osborn's insanity would be explored as well as his affinity and respect for Peter as an opponent. Norman's would show that despite the mutual hatred he has with Spider-Man, he does possess a sense of respect and admiration for Spider-Man in his own twisted way. He would grow to consider Peter as his own son and attempts to have him carry on his legacy as the Goblin Heir. He later attempted to have Peter kill him in an epic battle after continuously provoking Peter and invading his life. Norman's attacks on Peter would become personal as he attacked Peter's friends and family, intensifying their mutual hatred.
During the Civil War, Norman distances himself from Spider-Man when he becomes the Leader of the Thunderbolts and his role as leader becomes explored as well as his constant fight against his insanity. He would be portrayed as being considered by himself a hero doing the right thing and shaping a world in his own vision of righteousness and perfection. This portrayal is further explored in Dark Reign where Osborn became the leader of the world's main super-hero team and tried to use his power to shape the world as he sees it fit. He truly believes that he deserves public adulation and he is annoyed that other so-called "heroes" are receiving it instead.
After The Siege, thanks to the behind-the-scenes manipulation of Lex Luthor, Osborn was cleared of all charges and returned to rebuild OSCORP, setting him as a rival to his benefactor. Luthor’s reasons for assisting Osborn remain unclear, but he and Norman are supposed to have a summit in the near future.Characterization:
Norman Osborn possesses great skills in manipulation as he has showcased over the years, most notably in Dark Reign. He often manages to bend others to his will or direct them in ways which benefit him in the long run. The value he places in others is directly related to his personal opinion of their usefulness. Evidence of this is found in his long running feud with Spider-Man, who he once considered a worthy heir to his legacy, and who he sees as a worthy nemesis. On the flip-side, an example of his ruthlessness is seen in how he used his son Harry.
Although a scientific genius, Osborn's mental condition is unstable. The Goblin formula greatly increased his intelligence but cost him his sanity, resulting in excessive arrogance and delusions of grandeur. Thus, it can lead him to make irrational decisions.
Osborn's insanity has weakened his overall thought processes and views on reality. He believes that he cannot be defeated and often underestimates his opponents. An example of this is once, when Osborn captured Spider-Man, he revealed that he knew that Spider-Man was planning to escape. However, to prove his superiority, he decided to allow Spider-Man to escape so that Norman could fight him head to head. This ultimately resulted in Osborn's defeat.Friends and Foes:
He has garnered several allies in the supervillain community during his time as “top cop”, and there are still factions of former HAMMER agents that are loyal to him.
His relationship with Harry seems to have been damaged beyond repair, but recently Norman has been reaching out to him, although Harry and Peter believe it’s just another one of his manipulations.
Although he has come into conflict with many superheroes over the years, without a doubt his greatest rivalry is with Spider-Man. They have a mutual hatred for each other than spans a decade.Clean Up 12/20/13:
Norman gets an update. I took him down a PL, but tightened up his abilities where he should still give Spidey fits.