Green Goblin in other media

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Created by Stan Lee
Original source Comics published by Marvel Comics
First appearance The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964)
Films and television
Film(s) Spider-Man (2002)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Spider-Man (1967)
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1981)
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)

Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Video game(s) Spider-Man (1982)

The Green Goblin is a fictional Marvel Comics character that has appeared in a range of media, usually as Spider-Man's nemesis. The most notable incarnations are Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn.


Spider-Man (1967)[edit]

The Green Goblin appears in the 1960s animated television series voiced by Len Carlson. The character is depicted as a dimwitted, spoiled robber who is obsessed with magic and the supernatural - fields of expertise that the Goblin in the comics is never interested in, preferring to use technology to commit crimes. Neither Norman Osborn nor Harry Osborn appear in the show.

A new weapon Green Goblin uses is gremlin dust, which briefly blinds people. He appears in the episodes "The Witching Hour", "Magic Malice" and "To Catch a Spider". He first steals a magician's book of spells and tries using Jameson as a medium to summon demons of the Underworld. Spider-Man stops the summoning in a graveyard, the Green Goblin is webbed and jailed. Next, in a similar episode, he steals from Blackwell the Magician's House, and uses his magic powers to commit robberies. While he is in Blackwell's House again, Spider-Man stops him with Blackwell's help, and he is webbed up. In his last appearance the invisible scientist Dr. Noah Boddy breaks him out of jail along with Electro and Vulture. He is the first of the group to encounter Spider-Man, using a special pumpkin bomb with a formula created by Dr. Noah Boddy to weaken Spider-Man's senses. He is defeated finally with the other villains when they have a showdown at midnight with Spider-Man when Spider-Man uses ventriloquism to make them fight each other. The Goblin knocks out Electro with a pumpkin bomb, then Spider-Man knocks him out by deflecting one of his own pumpkin bombs.Grace is beautiful. He then webs him up and the Green Goblin is jailed along with the other villains.

Spider-Man (1981)[edit]

The Green Goblin appears on the 1980s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon show voiced by Dennis Marks. This incarnation is depicted as something closer to the Lizard with a serious medical problem of physically and uncontrollably changing into the Green Goblin. The character has a niece Mona Osborn that had no knowledge of her uncle's double identity. When she was held captive by the Green Goblin so he could discover the location of a formula, she stated that he looked familiar. Osborn is cured by lightning and send back to Medical Institute. Mona appears in the episodes "The Triumph of the Green Goblin" and "The Quest of the Red Skull."

The version that appears on the concurrent, solo Spider-Man series is closer to the comic book original, with Osborn suffering from amnesia and wearing a Goblin costume instead of physically transforming into the villain. He appears in the episode "Revenge of the Green Goblin." In the episode's continuity, Spider-Man first faced and defeated the Green Goblin three years earlier, during which the opponents were unmasked to each other. Having regained his memory during a train accident at the start of the episode, Osborn resumes his Goblin persona and equipment, and threatens to reveal Spider-Man's true identity to the world.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series[edit]

The Green Goblin in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

The original Green Goblin appears in the 1990s Spider-Man: The Animated Series voiced by English actor Neil Ross using a high, giggling voice. This version later on in the series is one of the most recurring villains of the series, along with the Kingpin. Unlike his comic counterpart, he is not an insane version of himself and has instead developed a multiple personality disorder. His Green Goblin personality acts on destroying everyone who has hurt his original persona throughout his life. But though ruthless businessman, he gets caught up in the Kingpin's affairs. This incarnation is also a responsible father and inventor, caring deeply for Harry Osborn and told him nothing about his criminal dealings. In this series, the Green Goblin came after the Hobgoblin's persona.

For the first two seasons of the show, Norman Osborn appeared as a corrupt industrialist, pressured into supplying the Kingpin with weapons and chemicals against his will. In the episode "Enter the Green Goblin," Osborn is exposed to a toxic gas that greatly increases his physical strength but also drives him insane and awakens the evil inside that is the Green Goblin. The gas also somehow alters the Hobgoblin's equipment into green-color equipment which had been created at OsCorp and Norman dons it, becoming the Green Goblin. However it is assumed Osborn has been killed in the accident. He then kidnaps various OsCorp stockholders like Kingpin, J. Jonah Jameson, and the mother of Felicia Hardy that had tormented Norman. Spider-Man suspects Harry may be the Green Goblin. The Green Goblin captures Mary Jane Watson when he finds her in the remains of the building and takes her to his underwater base. He gives a mock trial of the stockholders. After the fight with Spider-Man, Osborn lost his memory. He then says he will stop making chemical weapons.

In the episode "Goblin War!", Norman Osborn, once again tormented by the Kingpin, sees the Green Goblin in all reflections and becomes him again, defeating the 'imposter' Hobgoblin and stealing his Time Dilation Accelerator, a machine capable of generating portals. In the episode "Turning Point", the Green Goblin finds out Spider-Man's secret identity, kidnaps Mary Jane Watson, and fights Spider-Man atop the George Washington Bridge. In the end, the Green Goblin gets stuck in another dimension, after his glider pushes him through a portal and Mary Jane also falls through a portal. In the episode "The Return of the Green Goblin," the Goblin appears in Harry Osborn's nightmares and lures his son into becoming the new Green Goblin. Among the promises to kill Spider-Man, he promised the boy to reveal what happened to his father. He finally reveals this, but Harry is placed in a mental hospital. In the episode "The Wedding," the Goblin appears again to convince Harry to break out and become the Green Goblin again when he hears that Peter Parker and Mary Jane are going to get married, but Liz Allan convinces Harry that his real friends are Mary Jane and Peter, not the Green Goblin. With his connection to Harry broken, Osborn remains trapped in limbo.

In the series finale "I Really, Really Hate Clones," alternate reality versions of fhe Green Goblin and Hobgoblin make an appearance where they are working for Spider-Carnage and a Kingpin of an alternate reality.

Spider-Man Unlimited[edit]

A Counter Earth version of the Green Goblin appears in the Spider-Man Unlimited animated series voiced by Rino Romano. He is portrayed as a hero, mistaking Spider-Man for an enemy during their first encounter. Instead of a glider, he wields a backpack that sprouts wings. By the end of his first appearance, after saving Naoko Yamada-Jones and Shayne Yamada-Jones from one of Venom and Carnage's plans with the help of Spider-Man and after the Green Goblin lets Naoko and Shayne go, he whispers to himself about calling Naoko his love. It is revealed in the next episode, which the Green Goblin himself does not appear in, that Naoko has a jealous ex-husband who works for the rebellion against the High Evolutionary. Naoko's ex-husband, who is standing in the shadows by the end of the episode, reveals that he is jealous, suspecting that Naoko and Peter Parker, the man who pays the rent while living at Naoko's home, are having an affair. He punches a wall that bricks fall down thus confirming Green Goblin is indeed Naoko's ex-husband.

Green Goblin's next appears when he finds out that both Spider-Man and Peter Parker are the same person. He also learns that Spider-Man is from the original Earth, and his intentions on Counter-Earth are to rescue John Jameson. Since Jameson, working with the rebels against the High Evolutionary, does not agree to come and lets Spider-Man go off on his own, Green Goblin decides to help by getting a ship the High Evolutionary has, which was originally Spider-Man's. Spider-Man and the Green Goblin team up with the Rejects, a group of Beastials that the High Evolutionary got rid of since they proved useless, and they get to Solaris II, the ship Spider-Man once had. Spider-Man has more heart and has Solaris II crash into one of the High Evolutionary's towers, which presumably kills Green Goblin in the explosion. However, by the series finale, it is revealed he survived the explosion and joined the Rejects. He leaves them to help Spider-Man and the rebels fight against the High Evolutionary. By the end of the episode, he is one of the characters who ran off when thousands of symbiotes spring to Counter-Earth according to Venom and Carnage's plans.

The Spectacular Spider-Man[edit]

The Green Goblin in The Spectacular Spider-Man


Both Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn appear in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series as the Green Goblin, with Harry voiced by Steven Blum and Norman voiced by Alan Rachins. Norman Osborn is a ruthless businessman, inventor, gifted chemist, the head/founder of OsCorp, and the father of Harry Osborn. Norman coldly disapproves and neglects his embittered son, Harry, for not getting offered the ESU lab internship that was given to his friend Peter Parker and lashes out at him in fury saying to man up to get what he wants. Bent on getting more power and money, Norman embezzled the designs of the aerodynamics engineer named Adrian Toomes' flight tech and later tipped off the crime boss known as the Big Man of crime to the TRI-CORP technology shipment. Osborn also becomes involved in the creation of the Sandman and Rhino as part of a deal to create enemies for Spider-Man to fight. The Green Goblin first appears threatening to overthrow the Big Man in order to become the reigning crime boss in New York and trying to kill Spider-Man, following an argument between Norman and Hammerhead, in which Hammerhead threatened Norman with exposure for his involvement in Dangerous Experiments. In Spider-Man initially suspects Norman is the Green Goblin when he sees the Goblin returning to the Osborn residence, but is shocked to find Harry wearing the suit following a fierce confrontation. Spider-Man and Norman Osborn conclude that Harry's theft and consumption of Gobulin Green, a highly addictive performance enhancer, resulted in Harry creating the Goblin persona in order to fight the Big Man. Spider-Man agrees to keep Harry's secret on the condition that the Goblin never reappears. Norman embarks on a tour to Europe with Harry so he can relax and forget about his addiction to the formula.

The Green Goblin later resurfaces as a crime lord and is responsible for many events that occur in the second season. He manipulates Hammerhead into arranging a conference between the leaders of the three major criminal factions, each controlled by Tombstone (formerly the Big Man), Silvio Manfredi and Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man eventually takes down all three crime lords. Now the reigning crime boss in New York, the Green Goblin once again tries to kill Spider-Man, first through the creation of Molten Man, and then by trapping Spider-Man in the Vault, a prison intended for most of Spider-Man's many enemies. In the season two finale, Spider-Man finally learns the truth of the Green Goblin's identity: Norman Osborn was behind the mask all along, and framed Harry for his crimes to avoid prison. He then has Chameleon pose as Osborn to stay ahead of Spider-Man. Following a grueling battle across the city, Norman is believed to have been killed when Spider-Man damages his glider and sends him crashing into a stash of pumpkin bombs. However, Osborn is shown to have survived, leaving the country under a false identity.

Ultimate Spider-Man[edit]

Norman Osborn appears in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series, voiced by Steven Weber.[1] This version is a corrupt industrialist fascinated with Spider-Man, has a strained relationship with Harry Osborn, while the Green Goblin is amalgam of the Ultimate Marvel version's green-skinned monster and the original incarnation's glider and pumpkin bombs that he never created in this incarnation. In the first season, Norman's master plan is to obtain Spider-Man's DNA in order to create an army of genetically modified Spider Soldiers who are imbued with Spider-Man's powers, therefore make Oscorp Industries the leading weapon industry in the world. Doctor Octopus's first attempt at this results in the living armor Venom. After discovering Harry's connection to the symbiote, Norman becomes intrigued by his son's new abilities. In the season finale's first part "Revealed", Osborn conducts a plan to lure Spider-Man to Oscorp. After revealing his plan to Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus betrays Norman by injecting him with a serum mixed with both Venom's and Spider-Man's DNA, resulting in Norman's transformation into a large, green-skinned, goblin-esque monster. At first, Green Goblin is only a savage beast, intent on destroying everything in his path. However in the season finale's second part "Rise of the Goblin", Green Goblin gradually begins to regain intelligence and psychopathy. In the second season, Green Goblin tries to find a host for the Venom symbiote. The first attempt involved finding a better son. After Goblin attacks and seemingly destroys Spider-Man, he later captures and injects Peter Parker with an enhanced symbiote sample, hoping Peter will become a more perfect version of Venom as well as a better son than Harry. But being unaware that Peter is Spider-Man, the sample becomes imperfect and Peter is transformed into Carnage. Ordering Carnage to bring Spider-Man, he is surprised when Harry arrives as Venom once more. Green Goblin and Venom battle, but thanks to Peter, Harry rejects the symbiote's control. The second attempt involves an attack on several enemies. Green Goblin allows himself to be brought aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-carrier, so that he can release the symbiote in hopes of turning all of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents into Venom soldiers. Eventually, Green Goblin bonds with some of the symbiote transform into Goblin-Venom. He battles Spider-Man, while Doc Ock develops an Anti-Venom antidote for the Venom-infected agents. After releasing the cure, Goblin is not only relieves of the symbiote but is also turned back to normal. Wanting to amend for his actions, Osborn tries to be a hero as the Iron Patriot. Iron Patriot teams up with Spider-Man to stop Doctor Octopus's new army of Spider-Soldiers. Later, Iron Patriot assists Spider-Man's team is stopping a prison break, caused by an armored Sinister Six. While they manage to fend off the villains, Doctor Octopus tries to turn Iron Patriot back into Green Goblin. While Iron Patriot attempts to prevent this, Spider-Man curing the Lizard serves as a distraction, allowing Doc Ock to inject Iron Patriot with the Goblin serum, transforming him back into Green Goblin. Green Goblin manages to defeat and incapacitate Doc Ock, but retreats with Spider-Man's team, with the intent of making them his minions. In the season finale "Ultimate", Green Goblin injects Power Man, Nova, Iron Fist and White Tiger with the Goblin serum, transforming them into Goblin-like versions of themselves and reactivates the original S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. He then reveals his plan to Spider-Man to unleash the Goblin serum across the world, creating an army of Goblins to serve as his army. He is defeated by Spider-Man and his cured team and imprisoned in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Tri-Carrier. In the third season, Green Goblin is freed from his prison unintentionally by Agent Venom and Iron Spider. With help from Taskmaster, Green Goblin steals the Siege Perilous from S.H.I.E.L.D and escapes through a portal.

In the "Spider-Verse" miniseries, Green Goblin imprisons Electro in the Siege Perilous to act as a living power source so he can travel the Marvel Multiverse to acquire DNA samples from the alternate reality versions of Spiderman for a "very special purpose". with Spider-Man pursuing him, Green Goblin first arrives to Marvel 2099 to get a blood sample from a futuristic successor to Spider-Man, then a gender-swapped universe where he enlists his female counterpart Norma Osborn (voiced by Wendie Malick), who is based on the original Green Goblin incarnation, to help him with Spider-Girl in return for a vial of his Goblin serum for her use. Goblin then gets a blood sample from Spider-Man Noir, a chin-hair from Spider-Ham, and another blood sample from Spyder-Knight. Goblin finally arrives to an alternate version of his universe where he attempts to get the blood of Spider-Man (Miles Morales) while finding himself being attacked by the winged and more demonic version of himself (also voiced by Weber). During this, Goblin finally figures out Spider-Man's identity as Peter Parker by looking at the deceased Peter's gravestone. After Green Goblin returns to the Helicarrier, he uses the serum he created from the DNA of all of the alternate Spider-Men to gain spider-like abilities. As he engages Spider-Man while taunting him, Goblin reveals he knows Peter's secret identity, and joyfully begins threatening Peter's Aunt May and his friends. After he mentions Harry, Peter attempts to appeal to Norman Osborn, trying to deter him from harming his son, but Goblin has become so deranged that he no longer sees himself as Norman Osborn, and angrily states that love is a weakness, and that he has no weaknesses "because [Goblin] loves no one". Gradually, the serum further mutates him, transforming him into an Man-Spider-like form as he rechristening himself the Spider-Goblin. Recruiting the help of all of the alternate Spider-Men as the Web-Warriors to battle Spider-Goblin. With Electro's help, Spidey manages to turn Green Goblin back to his human form again. Norman is last seen in a retirement home, having lost his memories from the last few years, including his time as Goblin and having learned of Spider-Man's identity, and happily greets Peter and Harry as they come to visit him.

The Goblin makes an appearance in the episode "A Nightmare on Christmas", in an alternate reality that Peter wished for where he gave up being Spider-Man and became rich. But Peter learns that Goblin is now ruling New York when Nova and Hawkeye appear at his penthouse, fighting two members of Goblin's Spider-Soldier army. After the soldiers defeat and kidnap Hawkeye and Nova, Peter dons his costume and arrives at a much bigger and threatening Oscorp tower, and encounters a horned, suited version of Goblin, who now calls himself the Goblin King . Having defeated and presumably killed most of the Avengers, and having taken their equipment (i.e. Iron Man's armor, Black Widow's gauntlets, Captain America's shield, Falcon's wings, and even Mjolnir) he attacks Spider-Man. After a short yet intense battle, Spider-Man defeats Goblin King and learned this reality was an illusion created by Nightmare.

Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers[edit]

The Green Goblin makes a cameo appearance in the first episode of Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, where he is shown as one of the many supervillains imprisoned by the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. He is, however, later freed by Loki's subordinates and engages Iron Man in battle. He attacks War Machine as well, but abandons the battle with the armored heroes when he spots his archenemy, Spider-Man. He ignores Loki's plans, and the pleas for aid of fellow villain Cottonmouth, who was webbed up by Spider-Man, for a chance to settle the score with his most hated foe. Spider-Man defeats the Goblin off-screen, and later uses one of his pumpkin bombs against Loki.

Non-traditional appearances[edit]

  • The Green Goblin appears in the Robot Chicken episode "In a DVD Factory." He is shown exercising on an exercise machine that resembles his glider.[2]
  • In the Marvel/DC YouTube videos by ItsJustSomeRandomGuy, the Green Goblin is shown wearing the armor-like costume he wore in Spider-Man, though he wears his original costume in promos for conventions. He is loud and sarcastic, and enjoys alcoholic beverages. In story arcs in the videos, the Goblin (or "Gobby") became an anti-hero, and fell in love with Harley Quinn. He also got a spin-off series called Goblin Bloggin in which he answers fan mail and talks about his fictional life in the continuity of the videos, his obsession with Willem Dafoe, and other topics. His son Harry Osborn makes off-screen cameos. In Season 3, "Zero Hour", the Goblin's differed personality from the comics is addressed, and Darkseid captures him and Deadpool, due to the both of them being unique from the others (Deadpool can see his fictional existence while the Goblin was different from his comics counterpart). At the climax of the arc, the Goblin is confronted by Stan Lee and the latter tells him he is the only one of the characters to have free will, allowing him to defeat Darkseid by making him realize that he was an action figure. To undo Darkseid's effects on the multiverse, the Goblin sacrifices himself to reboot it. He and Harley are completely rebooted in the process, with no memories of their romance.
  • The Green Goblin appears in the MAD episode "Al Pacino and the Chipmunks / That's What Super Friends Are For" where he advertises his "Green Goblin Green Beans." He also threatens that if the customer dislikes them, he will throw their loved ones off a bridge.


Sam Raimi series[edit]

The Green Goblin for the film Spider-Man played by Willem Dafoe.

The Green Goblin appears as a recurring character in the Spider-Man films played by Willem Dafoe in the 2002 film Spider-Man and cameo appearances in subsequent films.

  • In the 2002 film, Norman Osborn is portrayed as a strong-minded yet troubled head of Oscorp who has a distant relationship with his son Harry and a deep respect and admiration for Harry's best friend. Peter Parker. Osborn is threatened that he will lose a military contract should a super soldier formula he is working on not receive proper human testing, which will bankrupt and possibly even destroy his company. Desperate, Osborn tests the formula on himself, which drives him insane and transforms him into the Green Goblin. The Goblin is depicted as a separate personality from Osborn. The "Goblin personality" kills the military contractors who threatened to pull out of their deal with Oscorp, and then kills Norman's board of directors in an attempt to protect Norman's best interests. After forming a begrudging respect for Spider-Man, the Goblin attempts to seduce Spider-Man into joining forces. However, Spider-Man denies this request, resulting in the Goblin vowing to kill him. After he discovers Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker, the Goblin attempts to destroy Parker's "heart"- injuring his Aunt May, and kidnapping Mary Jane Watson, whom Parker had long been in-love with. During a final confrontation, the Goblin accidentally kills himself with his own high-tech glider. Before dying, he tells Peter with his last breath: "Don't tell Harry"- not wanting his son to realize the monster he had become. In grief and frustration, Harry later holds Spider-Man responsible for his father's death, not realizing Norman was the villain that had been terrorizing the city.
  • In Spider-Man 2, a vision of Norman Osborn appears after Harry Osborn's brief alliance with Doctor Octopus leads his son to find out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Inside of a mirror, Norman demands that his son avenge his death. When Harry shatters the mirror, he discovers his father's hidden lair, making him realize that his father was the Green Goblin.
  • In Spider-Man 3, Harry Osborn has finally taken up the New Goblin mantle like his father. When Harry suffers from amnesia and briefly forgets his vendetta, a new vision of Norman returns in a successful attempt to sway him back to destroying Spider-Man by one purpose: "Attack his heart." After their confrontation, Osborn's butler Bernard reveals to him that, unbeknownst to Harry's late father, that he had witnessed the true circumstances which led to his employer's death. This convinces Harry to help Peter rescue Mary Jane Watson from the Sandman and Venom. Mary Jane is saved in the end, but at the cost of Harry's life, who ends up impaled on his glider like his father.

Marc Webb series[edit]

Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, played by Dane DeHaan.
  • Harry Osborn appears in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, played by Dane DeHaan, while the Green Goblin makes an appearance during the film's finale. After coming home from boarding school, Norman informs Harry that he is dying from a fictitious condition known as retroviral hyperplasia and that since it is genetic, Harry learns he also has the disease. After Norman left behind all his research, Harry learned that Peter's father and Norman were working on a cure using the genetically-altered spiders. Realizing that a cure exists in the form of Spider-Man's blood, Harry asks Peter for help to find Spider-Man. Spider-Man visits Harry and tells him that he is afraid that if he gives him a blood sample that it could either kill him or he could end up like Dr. Connors. His assistant Felicia tells him that before the spiders were destroyed, the venom was extracted and was stored in the Special Projects division of Oscorp. Donald Menken frames Harry for Max Dillon's accident and the experiments performed on him at Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, and Harry is kicked out of Oscorp. Harry goes to Electro and the two join forces to attack Oscorp. Electro helps Harry get into Special Projects, and Menken takes Harry to the spider venom. Menken injects the venom into Harry, but although it initially appears to have worked, it instead accelerates Harry's condition, mutating him into a goblin-like creature. He steals a prototype suit and a glider. Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy defeat Electro at the Power Plant and as they celebrate their victory, the Green Goblin arrives and he learns Peter's identity when he sees Gwen at the scene. He swears vengeance against Peter saying that he takes away hope and that he is going to do the same to Peter. The Goblin then snatches up Gwen, takes her atop of the power plant's clock tower and drops Gwen through the glass roof. Peter and the Goblin battle as Gwen watches on, though ultimately Gwen is killed when the gears of the clock tower fall apart. The Goblin is knocked unconscious and later imprisoned in Ravencroft, where he meets Gustav Fiers and arranges for a team to be assembled, starting with Aleksei Sytsevich.
  • Dane DeHaan was set to reprise the role in the The Sinister Six and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, however, since a new version of Spider-Man is set to appear in a future Marvel Studios film and his own film in 2017, those films have been postponed and canceled respectively.[3]

Other appearances[edit]

Video games[edit]

Spider-Man games[edit]

  • The first video game appearance of the Green Goblin is in the 1982 Atari 2600 Spider-Man game. Furthermore, the character makes his first live action appearance in the television commercial for the game.
  • Originally, the Green Goblin was meant to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man for the Game Boy but was replaced by Hobgoblin. The change was presumably a last minute one as the Goblin appears in the game's printed manual.
  • The Green Goblin is a boss in the Spider-Man arcade game. Though not the final boss, he is often acknowledged as being the hardest.[5]
  • The Green Goblin is also a boss in the 1995 video game adaptation of the Spider-Man Animated Series.
  • The Green Goblin appears as a boss in the Super Famicom game The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes.
  • In the 2000 PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast Spider-Man video game, a crane depicted donning a picture of a pumpkin and the word bomb next to it. When the player has Spider-Man investigate the crane, he will find pumpkin bombs, a Goblin Glider, and a Green Goblin poster inside. Upon seeing this, Spider-Man muses to himself; "Gee, I wonder who those pumpkins bombs belong to?", referencing to the numerous hideouts of the Goblin; the Green Goblin himself does not appear in this game.
  • The Green Goblin appears in the 2002 Spider-Man video game voiced by Willem Dafoe. The Green Goblin's genesis in the game parallels that of the film, with Norman Osborn and his scientists attempting to capture Spider-Man in order to study his genetics to perfect their own contracted super soldier serum. After a number of failed attempts to capture Spider-Man using Oscorp robots, the Oscorp board terminates Norman. Enraged, he then subjects himself to the serum and becomes the Green Goblin, killing Mendel Stromm. In this guise, he offers Spider-Man a partnership but is refused. In the Xbox version of the game, he subsequently hires Kraven the Hunter to go after Spider-Man. Upon seeing a picture of Mary Jane Watson kissing Spider-Man, he abducts her as bait for a final battle with Spider-Man, ending with Norman impaled on his glider much like in the comics and film. Unlike the film, Osborn has no fight against Green Goblin.
  • Ultimate Green Goblin briefly appears in the 2005 Ultimate Spider-Man video game voiced by Peter Lurie. He is held captive by S.H.I.E.L.D. since he is such a dangerous threat, but the villain Beetle has sneaked into the headquarters and frees the Green Goblin, having him go on a rampage throughout New York. Spider-Man confronts the Goblin after he escapes from the Latverian embassy, the two fighting throughout the city until the battle ends in a conference house where Spider-Man finally beats the Green Goblin to a pulp, knocking him unconscious. Shortly after the villain's defeat, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents led by Sharon Carter arrive in the warehouse and take Norman Osborn back into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody without thanking Spider-Man, which upsets the hero. This probably takes place before Ultimate Six, since after overdosing on Oz at the end of the story arc preceding Ultimate Six Norman Osborn once again became an out of control, rampaging beast in a bigger form. It was not until Ultimate Six that this third Goblin form gained control of his senses.
  • Ultimate Green Goblin makes a major appearance in the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance exclusives of the 2006 game Spider-Man: Battle for New York. He is one of the two playable characters (the other being Spider-Man) and the game is a retelling of his origin.
Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe.
  • The Green Goblin appears in the Nintendo DS version of Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. Black Cat informs Spider-Man that the Green Goblin is setting up bombs as part of a plot to defeat the symbiotes. In the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii versions, the first appearance of the glider-bound armored enemies called Tech Flyers has Spider-Man mercilessly mocking them for their lack of originality by saying things like, "You're not the Green Goblin or the Hobgoblin, you're just a lousy knock-off!", "You're more like a Goblinette!", and "Really! Green Goblin is soooo six years ago".
  • The Green Goblin appears in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe voiced by Roger L. Jackson. Outside of the opening cinematics, he is among the supervillains brainwashed by Mysterio's Control Amulet. Spider-Man fights him on the helipad at Oscorp's Japanese branch. After being defeated, he joins Spider-Man on his quest to obtain the meteor shards, mainly to stay out of prison.
  • The Marvel Noir version of the Goblin appears in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions voiced by Jim Cummings. When Norman Osborn gets a piece of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, he decides to see if it would enhance him like it did for Hammerhead and the Vulture. He uses it and becomes monstrously powerful. After chasing him through his carnival hideout and defeating him, Spider-Man Noir recovers the tablet from him. During the credits, the Goblin is restored to normal and is shown working in the carnival.
  • The Green Goblin appears in the Spider-Man virtual pinball game for Pinball FX 2 released by Zen Studios.[6]
  • Several variations of the Green Goblin appear as bosses in the Spider-Man Unlimited video game, including the mainstream Green Goblin, the Gold Goblin, the House of M Goblin, the Grey Goblin and Menace. In the game, the other Goblin characters are alternative reality versions of the mainstream Green Goblin.
  • The Green Goblin appears in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes as a playable character, He has his appearance from Ultimate Spider-Man.

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  • The Green Goblin appeared in the 2011 musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. This version of Norman Osborn has a wife named Emily who is alive instead of having died previously. During an attempt to test a mutagenic machine he becomes the insane Green Goblin while Emily is killed. He creates the Sinister Six out of former scientists who he believes used his technology to create Spiderman. He is killed when he falls off a building.


Various Green Goblin figures from the Spider-Man: The Movie toyline.
  • The Green Goblin was released in 1994 as part of Series 3 of Toy Biz's Spider-Man: The Animated Series Line. An interesting note is that while the figure is based upon the character's animated counterpart, it features a glider molded after the one used by then current Green Goblin from the comics, Harry Osborn.
  • Toy Biz released a total of eight Green Goblin figures for their Spider-Man: The Movie toy-line. Including a highly detailed super poseable figure, which was sculpted by Gentle Giant, LTD.
  • The Green Goblin is the eighth figurine in the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection.
  • The Green Goblin has been featured twice as the Twelfth and Sixty-Sixth figure Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select line.


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