Green Goblin
Universe Marvel Comics
Appears in Super Smash Bros. Tourney 2: The New Challengers
Availability Starter
Bonus Costume No Bonus Costume
English voice actor Steven Jay Blum
Japanese voice actor Kunihiko Yasui
French voice actor Michelangelo Marchese
German voice actor Bernd Vollbrecht
Arabic voice actor Adel Abu Hassoun
Mandarin Chinese voice actor Xiao Tan

How Green Goblin joined the Tourney

Norman was born in New Haven, Connecticut as the son of wealthy industrialist Amberson Osborn. Amberson, a brilliant student in the fields of science, became an alcoholic after losing control of a manufacturing company and fortune, and became physically abusive toward the family. Norman quickly came to despise his father, resolving to be a better breadwinner while developing early homicidal tendencies as a means of relieving the stress of his father's abuse.[41]

In college, where he studied chemistry, business administration, and electrical engineering, Norman meets his college sweetheart, eventually getting married and have their son Harold "Harry" Osborn. In his adulthood, with the help of his college professor Mendel Stromm, he co-founds the chemical company Oscorp Industries and establishes himself as CEO and President. The company was hugely successful, and Norman re-gained the wealth that he had lost during his childhood. However, his wife becomes ill and dies when Harry is barely a year old,[42] the stress of which pushes Norman to work harder, leading him to emotionally neglect Harry.

Hoping to gain more control of Oscorp Industries, Osborn accused Stromm of embezzlement and has his partner arrested and shares in his company sold to him. Searching his former mentor's possessions, Norman discovers an experimental strength/intelligence enhancement formula, but in attempting to create the serum, it turns green and explodes in his face. The accident greatly increases his intelligence and physical abilities as intended, but also has the side-effect of driving him into self-destructive insanity, just like his father from years ago.[43]

Norman adopts the Green Goblin identity with the goal of being the leader of organized crime in New York City, and intends to cement his position by defeating Spider-Man. Acting on his own as the Goblin, or through his employment of other super-criminals such as the Headsman,[44] he would harass Spider-Man many times, but fail to achieve his goal.[45] Soon, Stromm returns from prison, and attempts to exact revenge on Osborn using an army of robots, but Norman is saved by Spider-Man, and Stromm apparently dies of a heart attack.[46]

In order to discover his nemesis's secret identity, Osborn exposes Spider-Man to a gas that nullifies the hero's spider-senses. This allows Osborn to stalk Spider-Man until he learns that his nemesis is Peter Parker, a college student and his son's classmate. While Parker is going about civilian life, Osborn surprises and knocks Parker out with an asphyxiation grenade, taking the youth to his waterfront base. After unmasking himself to Parker, the latter goads him into recounting how he became the Goblin, and uses the time to break free. In the ensuing battle, Spider-Man accidentally knocks Osborn into a mass of electrical wires, wiping out his memory. Feeling sorry for his nemesis, and wishing to avoid the shame that would befall the Osborn family (especially Parker's best friend Harry), Spider-Man destroys the Goblin costume in the resulting fire and tells the authorities that Osborn lost his memory while helping to defeat the Goblin.[47]

At the start of the second Tourney, the Green Goblin is targeted by a man known as the Judge.

Character Select Screen Animation

When highlighted

Stands on his glider.

After the announcer calls his name

Green Goblin loops on his glider, then sprays machine gun fire from the glider as the camera zooms to him. He then says "Let's make a deal; Give me the Spider, and you keep your LIFE!"

Special Moves

Goblin Shock Bolt (Neutral)

Green Goblin shoots a bolt of energy out of one of his gloves at his opponent.

Glider Machine Gun (Side)

Green Goblin uses his glider to shoot bullets at his opponent.

Glider Loop (Up)

Green Goblin loops into the air using his glider.

Pumpkin Bomb (Down)

Green Goblin throws a pumpkin bomb at his opponent. 7 seconds later, it explodes. It can be thrown back, but the bomb will explode if held in the opponent's hands for too long.

Glider Ride to Hell (Hyper Smash)

Green Goblin cackles "Happy landings!" then flies forward while shooting machine gun pellets, and throwing razor bats.

Goblin Judgment (Final Smash)

Green Goblin flies his glider at his opponent. If he hits, he says "Not that you'll live long enough to matter!" then carries the opponent tied to the glider around the stage, fracturing the opponent's bones. Green Goblin cackles madly while using a razor bat to cut the opponent's face. He then finishes while shooting one of his shock gloves and says "Now you know what a real goblin is like!" The opponent is blown away by the shock.

Victory Animations

  1. Green Goblin flies around on his glider and says "This bout of insanity brought to you by the fine folks at Oscorp."
  2. Green Goblin cackles and throws his razor bats and pumpkin bombs saying "Life is tough, but I've always managed to glide right on through!"
  3. Green Goblin dismounts from his glider and swings his hands then shows one of his razor bats saying "And they called me the crazy one!"

On-Screen Appearance

Green Goblin flies in on his glider and says "Normally, I'd ask what took you so long... but today I've got a little extra time on my hands. Too bad yours is about to run out!"


  • Green Goblin's rival is leader of Lindenfeld, the Judge.
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