Quote1.png You've worked so hard, Harry, to do the right thing in your life...You risked everything...to save me...a man you hate...Kill him, and everything you've built in your life goes away. I promise you. Quote2.png
-- Spider-Man


Appearing in "American Son: Conclusion"

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Synopsis for "American Son: Conclusion"

A badly beaten, bleeding, and weakened Spider-Man regains consciousness to the sounds of Harry and Norman Osborn fighting in full American Son and Iron Patriot armor, respectively. As he slowly crawls to his feet, Peter remembers the aftermath of a frat party he and Harry attended. Harry had gotten drunk and belligerent after a visit from his father where Peter had been all Norman wanted to discuss. Harry had taken out his jealousy and anger on a random frat boy. Pete had promised him they would always be brothers and he’d never have to deal with his father alone.

As a now-maskless Peter hides out of sight, Harry tells his Norman that he knows Norman is the father of Lily Hollister’s baby. Norman begins to gloat, but Harry hits his father with the American Son suit’s inertia hammer and launches Norman out of Avengers Tower and down to Central Park below. Menace races after Norman to make sure he survived. Harry then tells Spider-Man he doesn’t care who he is, but that he needs to go home and leave Norman to him.

Harry follows Norman down to Central Park and demands Norman explain himself. Norman tells Harry he was always a disappointment and that he tried many times to have another child to replace him. Amid a barrage of Iron Patriot missiles, Norman says that after Lily was exposed to the goblin serum, he saw the perfect opportunity, and that Lily was a more than willing participant. Norman punches Harry across the face, destroying the American Son helmet, and as he grabs him by the throat, tells Harry that he is no longer his son.

Before Norman can land the killing blow, Spider-Man - using a piece of his sleeve as a mask - shows up and tosses the Iron Patriot aside. Menace then slams into Spidey with her goblin glider, breaking his ribs and carrying him into the air. As Menace turns back towards the fight, Peter webs her feet and takes her glider out of commission before falling painfully to the ground.

Harry rips his father’s Iron Patriot mask off and begins to beat Norman with the American Son shield. Harry raises the jagged edge of the shield above his head, but hesitates. Spider-Man tells Harry that if he’s going to kill Norman, he needs to aim for the neck. But he also says that if he does this, he’ll become the son his father always wanted him to be. Harry sheds the American Son armor and turns his back on his father.

Later, Peter receives a visit from Aunt May and Jay Jameson, having checked himself into the hospital as the victim of a hit-and-run. Harry, meanwhile, gets a prescription for oxycontin to deal with his body rejecting the super-soldier compound.

Norah Winters is on the phone with Ben Urich discussing her upcoming Osborn story when she receives an untraceable e-mail. She opens the file and sees video of herself with a stolen key card and the Avengers Tower security guard she’d flirted with being tortured. Shaken, she tells Urich that her story might not be ready yet after all.

In Avengers Tower, Norman speaks to Lily’s pregnant belly. He tells their unborn baby that it is his only son, that it won’t be afraid of anything, and calls it his Goblin Prince.

Solicit Synopsis

AMERICAN SON CONCLUDES! It’s the ultimate battle between friend and family as Spidey’s battle against the Iron Patriot and his Dark Avengers leaves one man with a choice too painful to contemplate. Plus, with wedding plans at high-fervor, Pete’s identity stands revealed to the person who stands to be most changed by the information.

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