POSITION: Science genius COMIC-BOOK CREDENTIALS: Norman first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-man way back in 1964 as the mysterious alter-ego of Spidey’s archenemy the Green Goblin. From there on he became responsible for many of the most traumatic events in Spider-man’s life, which not only made him one of Marvel’s most prolific super villains, but also made him cooler than an ice sculpture of the Fonz. As well as this Norman has appeared countless times in other Marvel titles and even managed to convince everyone that he was a really nice chap after saving the world from a Skrull invasion. This led Norman to adopt the guise of the Iron Patriot, a super-badass version of Iron Man, who he became after he took charge of the secret government agency H.A.M.M.E.R.
He has an intense hatred for Spider-man (which has caused him to get very involved in the accursed arachnid’s life), he has a fetish for dressing up as a goblin, is a manic depressive with psychotic tendencies and he has a very weird hair style. Norman has also had his ass handed to him by Spidey on several occasions and with his unstable personality he’s not the sort of fellow that you’d invite out for dinner with your wife.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Norman is very intelligent and is a whiz when it comes to science; having invented numerous ways to (try and) kill Spider-man! However depending on what day of the week it is…
..as Green Goblin Norman has increased strength, stamina and agility, as well as the ability to heal from serious injury (including death!). He also has access to the Goblin Glider, an aircraft that contains high-tech weaponry, as well as Pumpkin Bombs and a variety of boomerang style weapons.
..as Iron Patriot, Osborn has access to a super powered battle-suit, similar to the armour worn by Iron Man, that is fully loaded with lasers, missiles and lots of other wonderful (and deadly) gadgets!
REASON FOR RECRUITMENT:
Osborn has been instrumental in ruining Spider-man’s life, as well as the lives of many hardworking, taxpaying US citizens; so for this reason alone he deserves a place on the Ultimate Super Villain Team-Up.
POTENTIAL RISK: Norman’s nuttier than a squirrel’s pantry… which could pose many problems.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: Very high! Norman’s cheated death on many occasions. He’s practically a one-man survival story.
IN EVENT OF DEATH BEFORE MISSION... LIKELIHOOD OF REPLACEMENT WITH DEADPOOL: Unlikely. Norman maybe a bit of a loon, but he’s a genius!