77 Facts About Harry Osborn


Harold Theopolis "Harry" Osborn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Spider-Man.

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Harry Osborn is the second character to assume the Green Goblin alias while one of his clones was amongst the many users of the Iron Patriot armor as the superhero American Son.

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Harry Osborn is the creator of Gabriel and Sarah Stacy who are both later to be operating as his demonic revenant Kindred.

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Several years later, the Spider-Man writers made plans to reveal that the mysterious villain Gaunt was Harry Osborn, who was still alive and had orchestrated the entire "Clone Saga", but an editorial edict prevented this from coming to fruition.

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The circumstances of Harry Osborn's birth weakens Emily, and she dies after a long illness.

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Unbeknownst to him Norman had traded his son's soul to the demon Mephisto in exchange for wealth and power, and Harry Osborn would be cursed for the rest of his life while Norman forgot the deal.

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Harry Osborn has a clique of rich, popular students around him; one of these is the lovely Gwen Stacy.

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Harry Osborn takes a dislike to Parker; he resents the attention Gwen pays to Peter, and he assumes that Peter's standoffishness is snobbery.

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Harry Osborn had experimented with drugs in his teens; but he escalates his usage, as well as trying ever-harder substances.

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Harry Osborn is dumped by Mary Jane Watson due to being fed up with his self-destructive lifestyle.

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Harry Osborn recovers at home instead of at a hospital, as Norman wanted to keep the matter quiet, and a doctor diagnoses him with schizophrenia.

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Harry Osborn is put in the care of criminal psychologist Dr Bart Hamilton to extract the Green Goblin secrets from Harry through hypnosis, and buries the knowledge deep within Harry's mind.

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Harry Osborn sustains a concussion that makes him forget his knowledge of Spider-Man's identity and he and Peter rekindle their friendship.

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Harry Osborn gives his blessing to the marriage of Peter and Mary Jane Watson.

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However, Harry Osborn starts regaining his memories when he is blackmailed by the original Hobgoblin with a package which contains evidence that his father was the original Green Goblin.

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Later, Harry Osborn is forced to act as Green Goblin a few times, once to defeat the second Hobgoblin .

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Harry Osborn uses Peter's trust in him to capture him, and subjects him to hallucinogenic gases to psychologically torment him.

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Harry Osborn finds himself unsatisfied with this revenge and decides to kill Spider-Man.

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Harry Osborn investigates his father's old hideouts and notes, and finally uncovers and ingests the formula for the original Green Goblin's superhuman strength.

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Spider-Man pushes for Harry Osborn to get psychiatric treatment from Dr Ashley Kafka, but he is ultimately transferred to the Vault.

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Harry Osborn discovers that his father developed an advanced version of the Goblin Formula, but was unable to test it before his final battle with Spider-Man.

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When he spies Spider-Man investigating his townhouse, Harry Osborn loses his temper and attacks him as the Green Goblin.

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Harry Osborn injects Peter with a drug that leaves him immobile and, in a fit of depression, activates timed explosives that he had planted throughout the townhouse, planning to kill both himself and Peter.

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Harry Osborn belatedly realizes that he did not test the new formula diligently enough, and that it is, in fact, lethal before he dies holding Peter's hand.

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Sometime before his death, Harry created a computer system with copies of his and Norman Osborn's minds programmed into it; after Harry's death, the computer system activates and abducts Normie Osborn with the intent of subjecting him to the Green Goblin Serum to make into the newest Green Goblin.

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Sometime before his final confrontation with Spider-Man, Harry Osborn had employed the Chameleon to construct Life Model Decoys of Peter's parents to play with his emotions.

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Harry Osborn then explains to Normie that Spider-Man is not an enemy and thanks Peter for all his help over the years.

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At some point, Harry Osborn is released from rehab and reunites with his friends.

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However, because Peter recruited Dr Strange, Mr Fantastic, and Iron Man to help him wipe out all evidence and memory of Spider-Man's secret identity, Harry Osborn recalls his actions as the second Green Goblin but no longer remembers that Peter Parker is the web-slinger.

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Harry Osborn engages in a string of relationships, several of which result in Harry Osborn marrying and divorcing in rapid fashion.

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Harry Osborn is one of the leading suspects for the secret identity of a new Goblin.

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Norman calls Harry Osborn, who realizes from Norman's distorted voice that Norman is wearing the Green Goblin suit.

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Harry Osborn angrily confronts his father, who wants Harry Osborn to follow his legacy and become a greater man.

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Harry Osborn is claimed to be the one responsible for the atrocious acts, although he attempts to plead innocence.

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Harry Osborn later goes to her place to check up on her, and as he enters the room he is surprised to discover Lily wearing the Menace costume.

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Harry Osborn's found a hidden door in his closet and one of his old journals.

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Harry Osborn's begins giving him a hard time about whining so much about his father.

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Harry Osborn's continues to tell him she uncovered one of Norman's secret rooms described in the journal.

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Harry Osborn's explains that she discovered Menace's attacks against her father gives him more public support.

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Harry Osborn is approached by Norman with the offer of a job within the Dark Avengers.

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Harry Osborn is shown to have an ulterior motive based on his compulsion to protect Lily and his child.

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Harry Osborn finds a cure for Lily's condition that will be safe for both Lily and the baby, but Lily pushes him away.

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In retaliation for this, Harry Osborn dons his American Son armor, and fights Norman in his Iron Patriot armor.

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Spider-Man cautions Harry Osborn that killing Norman will cause Harry Osborn to "become the son Norman always wanted".

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Harry Osborn is next seen in a psychiatrist's office, claiming to be getting over the effects of a medical treatment he received.

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Harry Osborn is then shot in the chest by Gabriel Stacy, claiming that Norman gave Harry Osborn a better life.

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Still attempting to understand Gabriel's plans, Harry Osborn determines that, in order for Gabriel to truly hurt him, he will attempt to abduct an innocent person and lay a trap.

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Harry Osborn manages to sneak in through one of his father's secret tunnels and confronts his half-brother.

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Troubled by what she finds, Norah concludes that Harry Osborn has a drug problem and resolves to help him through it.

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MJ asks Harry Osborn to help Lily Hollister who has gone into labor, but they are held captive by Doctor Octopus.

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Soon thereafter, Harry Osborn prepares to leave New York with the baby named Stanley.

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Months later, Harry Osborn is shown in Seattle, Washington living with his son.

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Harry Osborn is shown to have completely changed his appearance, having shaved his head and grown a beard.

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Later in the storyline "Go Down Swinging", Harry returns, using the Osborn name after his father again terrorizes the city as the Red Goblin using the Carnage symbiote before being imprisoned once more, even after Emily Osborn turns up alive.

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Harry Osborn is determined to redeem his family's name from his father's villainous legacy and to be a responsible parent to his sons.

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Harry Osborn's soul is kept in hell tortured by demons while the clone version maintains a life on Earth.

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Norman is able to capture Kindred with the help of Kingpin and speaks to it believing it to be the true Harry Osborn, voicing regret over having birthed the sickness in Harry Osborn's mind.

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Harry Osborn's finds the non-demonized Harry Lyman is her cellmate, and he tells her that they have no chance of escape.

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Harry Osborn tells her this is not the first time he has failed them, and that no matter how happy he is, how hard he tries to put things right, something is always there to remind him that none of it is real, and that none of it will ever last.

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Harry Osborn reveals to his father that his half-siblings Gabriel and Sarah Stacy are not in reality Norman's children, and that he never had an intimate relationship with Gwen Stacy.

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Now both twins have become host bodies for the AI Harry Osborn, which is why they have been taking Harry Osborn's form and have his memories, and it is revealed there were two Kindreds all along.

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Harry Osborn had been influenced by Mephisto the entire time and apologizes to Harry Osborn for selling his soul.

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Harry Osborn then tells Peter he "made up" the twins and fights with his friend against them.

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Harry Osborn's clone had temporary access to the American Son armor.

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Ultimate Marvel incarnation of Harry Osborn is the rich son of Norman Osborn and Martha Osborn as well as the best friend and tutoring subject of Peter Parker at Midtown High, who is one of Peter's few friends in high school and briefly dates Mary Jane "MJ" Watson.

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Harry Osborn is placed into a relative's custody, but he eventually returned to his father and is brainwashed by Dr Miles Warren to forget the previous events.

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Harry Osborn is later used as Nick Fury's bargaining piece to negotiate with Norman.

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Harry Osborn begins to blame everyone around him for the situation, and his second personality Shaw begins to take control.

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Harry Osborn eventually turns into the Hobgoblin creature, gaining super strength, pyrokinesis and orange Goblin-like super skin.

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Harry Osborn's plans include the cloning of his deceased father, who apparently was killed by his Goblin Glider in this reality.

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The Norman clone, who is not insane due to not being exposed to the Goblin Formula, tries to convince Harry Osborn to stop before sacrificing himself by jumping in front of the moving Goblin Glider .

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In 1977, Harry Osborn is engaged to Mary Jane, but shows signs of a drug addiction brought upon by the stress of his position and his father's imprisonment.

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Harry Osborn realizes Norman cloned Peter because Norman still considered Peter the more worthy heir and attacks him.

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In 1995, Otto Octavius breaks into Oscorp and threatens Harry Osborn into letting him use equipment to study Peter and his clone, Ben, to find a way to clone himself.

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Harry Osborn becomes the new Goblin by Night and runs away, leaving Peter and a now cured Norman to vow to find a cure for him.

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Harry Osborn has been adapted to other media including cartoons, films, games, toys, collectibles, miscellaneous memorabilia, and has appeared as a supporting character in numerous computer and video games.

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Harry Osborn will appear in the Disney+ animated series Spider-Man: Freshman Year .

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