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Quote1.png Take a look, Parker--a good, long look--it's the last face Spider-Man will ever see--it's the real face of the Green Goblin--the face of Norman Osborn! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 39
Quote1.png How did someone like me ever have a sniveling weakling of a son like you?!! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 40
Quote1.png Parker! You dare come here? You'll never leave alive! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 96
Quote1.png Did you expect the Green Goblin to let Spider-Man live? Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 98
Quote1.png I'll become the equal of Spider-Man-- --no, the superior! All I need-- --all I need is the right face to present to the world-- --the right identity-- Quote2.png
Untold Tales of Spider-Man Vol 1 8
Quote1.png Fool! Your power is nothing compared to mine! Your strength is nothing, your intellect is NOTHING! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 441
Quote1.png It wasn't me in the costume, Peter. It wasn't me who terrorized your friends and loved ones. It was all you, m' boy! You all along! Come now. Enter the darkness. Be a man. Be an Osborn. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 25
Quote1.png But now, I've made you look at your reflection, and you don't like what you see in the shadows. One of these days, one of us is going to inevitably kill the other. It's coming, Parker... Sooner than you think. And when it does, you're going to have to choose. Quote2.png
Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol 1 25
Quote1.png What did I do? Oh, nothing much... I kidnapped his girlfriend. And killed her. Right in front of him. It was a blast! Quote2.png
Spider-Man's Tangled Web Vol 1 13
Quote1.png Wrong, Spider-Man. You're my family, whether you like it or not. And in the good old Osborn tradition... ...I'm inviting you to a reunion. Quote2.png
Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol 1 44
Quote1.png Ego. You got me with ego. Quote2.png
The Pulse Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Tell me, in your profession, is there a story if no one lives to tell it? Quote2.png
The Pulse Vol 1 5
Quote1.png They have Osborn blood, and Osborn blood... is SPECIAL blood. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 512
Quote1.png Look familiar, mister Parker? Quote2.png
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Vol 1 11
Quote1.png You broke the rules! Quote2.png
Civil War: Front Line Vol 1 2
Quote1.png You wrote lies about me, Urich. We're going to set the record straight. Quote2.png
Civil War: Front Line Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Everyone knows ME, Bullseye. I'm the director of the Thunderbolts. I'm Norman Osborn. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 110
Quote1.png Oh, yes. The Steel Spider. Man. Steel Spider, man. No. Steel Spider. The Steel Spider. The Steel Spider Man. Steel. Spider. Man. Spider. Man. Heh. Spider. Man. Spider-Man. Heh. Spider-Man. Spider-Man. Oh God. Heh. Spider-Man. Heh. Ha. Ha ha ha ha. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 112
Quote1.png You are going to study Spider-Man and devise a battle plan that does NOT embarrass me again. Is that clear? Steel Spider. You are going to study Steel Spider. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 113
Quote1.png I want you all to listen very carefully. I'm not going to kill you. I'm not even going to arrest you. Because you work for me now. Not the Thunderbolts. ME. But know this. If you ever - EVER - interfere with me again...I will murder your families, your friends, your loved ones. I'll kill them in ways that will make even sociopaths like you WEEP. And then I will torture you to death. Slowly. And I will enjoy every last moment of it. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness Vol 1 1
Quote1.png There's a space monster and a mad swordsman loose in the base--shall we trust the huge security complement and the team of superhumans to deal with it? Oh, no. Let's make a complete dog's breakfast of the whole operation. So Norman has to clean things up. I'm a fricking martyr to my own innate heroism, is what I am. Norman Osborn, America's last hero. That's what I am. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 120
Quote1.png My name's Norman Osborn. This is my office you trashed and my people you smacked around. Would you like to have a drink and talk about it? Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 122
Quote1.png Well, well, well...Parker. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 568
Quote1.png Cute...and whose little boy are you? Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 570
Quote1.png What? This old thing? You see, I'm expecting company... and I thought I'd dress for the occasion. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 572
Quote1.png My friends! These creatures think Earth belongs to them! That they can come here - to our home - and make us kneel! But this is our world! This is our country! While a single breath remains in our bodies, we will fight and die to keep it! Stand with me! Show them! Let us shout it with one voice! my country. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 124
Quote1.png For every life you save... there's a million new ways to die. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 573
Quote1.png I don't give a crap about effort. You want a pat on the back, or some words of inspiration, dig up Steve Rogers and see what he says-- Quote2.png
Moon Knight Vol 5 23
Quote1.png Bullseye! They say that in your hands a mundane object becomes a weapon. Let's find out what a weapon becomes. The Zeus' armory. Take anything you want. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 125
Quote1.png It's a new day. So listen carefully... This is how it's going to be. As you all know, I, Norman Osborn, have been given the keys to the kingdom. Tony Stark is out. S.H.I.E.L.D. is no longer. I am heading a new world peacekeeping task force that includes the Initiative and the Avengers franchises. And as far as I am concerned, that is good news for all of you. ... You'll tell me what it is you need, and I'll do that thing. And in return? ... In return, loyalty. Camaraderie. Brothers in arms. ... However, if any of you would sink to your basest must know that whatever you have gained from this relationship...can easily be taken away. Like that. By force. Quote2.png
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Soon every eye in the world will be on the lookout for Tony Stark. Quote2.png
Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 9
Quote1.png I am the Iron Patriot. I will lead these new Avengers into battle against anyone who would threaten our way of life. My name is Norman Osborn and I approve these Avengers!! Quote2.png
Dark Avengers Vol 1 1
Quote1.png We're calling it H.A.M.M.E.R. I think it gets the message across ... That this time, we're taking no prisoners. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 128
Quote1.png I think this belongs to you. It was found on your person when the police took you into custody. I believe it belonged to my wife...which, if I'm not mistaken, would make you my daughter-in-law. Let me be the first to say...welcome to the family. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 588
Quote1.png I'm authorizing your request to "visit" Elektra. Quote2.png
Dark Reign: Elektra Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Aren't you supposed to be the god of war? Doesn't that also mean being the god of not questioning chain-of-command? Quote2.png
Incredible Hercules Vol 1 128
Quote1.png Have fun. Oh, and Hawkeye? One last thing... Screw this up for me, and I'll have the Sentry throw you into the heart of the sun. Quote2.png
Dark Reign: Hawkeye Vol 1 2
Quote1.png I made Harry... and I can do any damn thing to him I want. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 595
Quote1.png Fired? Heh. I'm afraid you misunderstood. I'm not firing you. Quite the opposite, in fact. would you like to run the Initiative? Quote2.png
Avengers: The Initiative Vol 1 24
Quote1.png Then a job well done all around, Ms. Marvel. Job well done. Quote2.png
Ms. Marvel Vol 2 39
Quote1.png Ladies and gentlemen. My Avengers of tomorrow. Welcome to the future of the Initiative. Camp H.A.M.M.E.R! Quote2.png
Avengers: The Initiative Vol 1 25
Quote1.png Oh Norman...Norman, Norman...Stop kidding yourself. I'm here. I'm always here. Quote2.png
Dark Avengers Vol 1 6
Quote1.png If Rogers' body disappeared during the transfer...where, exactly, did he go? Quote2.png
Captain America: Reborn Vol 1 1
Quote1.png If you want to know where the bodies are buried, Victoria, just ask me. Because I bury them so deep no one ever finds them. Quote2.png
Dark Reign: The Goblin Legacy Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Clint Barton, you're under arrest. That's one down... Quote2.png
Dark Reign: The List - Avengers Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Now...just between me and you, here's my little secret. Here's what it all means... The bad guys always win. Me killing you is just perfect symbolism for the times. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 135
Quote1.png I'm sending him you. He made my list... and all your Christmases have come at once. I want you to kill Daredevil. Quote2.png
Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Rhodes, this is ridiculous! You can't seriously want to let that thing look inside my head! Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 2 9
Quote1.png I know you, Reaper. I didn't just pick your name out of a phone book, you know? In the'll always do what's in your best interests to do. Everyone else be damned. Quote2.png
Dark Reign: Lethal Legion Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Wasn't Skaar's big plan to kill his father? Quote2.png
Dark Reign: The List - Hulk Vol 1 1
Quote1.png We never know what chain of events we've set in motion as we perform our daily tasks. Wings of a butterfly and all of that. We suit up, show up, screw up. The results of those screwups don't surface for months...maybe years. Breathe in some asbestos on a job site. Twenty years later -- lung cancer. Send a man to jail. A few years later he becomes ruler of the Earth...he uses your best friend to kill you. Quote2.png
Thunderbolts Vol 1 137
Quote1.png I considered a major celebrity death. Maybe just a few shark attacks. But in the end, I dedided that the most enjoyable distration of all...would be the war crimes trial of the terrorist and traitor James Rhodes! Quote2.png
War Machine Vol 2 10
Quote1.png What can I say? I've saved the best for last. Tonight I'm going to kill the Amazing Spider-Man. Quote2.png
Dark Reign: The List - Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 1
Quote1.png So we need an incident. An Asgardian incident. Quote2.png
Siege: The Cabal Vol 1 1
Quote1.png The only person who gets to talk to me like that is myself, in the mirror. I'm Norman Osb -- okay. Quote2.png
Dark Avengers: Ares Vol 1 3
Quote1.png You hunt and kill Captain America...and Luke Cage...and Ms. Marvel...and Iron Fist...and Clint Barton...and Mockingbird...and Daredevil...and Spider-Woman...and Doctor Strange...and this Doctor Voodoo and all the others. You are my new storm troopers. My new black guard. You hunt them and you kill them. I don't care how. You bring me their heads. And you're off the hook with me. We're square. All sins forgiven. ... Spider-Man too. But I want him alive. Quote2.png
New Avengers Vol 1 60
Quote1.png Osborn's mind? You really have dialed the wrong number. I'm glad it's a mistake though. And not a rescue attempt. I mean, I'd hate to have to be indebted -- to those I'm about to kill! Quote2.png
Dark X-Men Vol 1 4
Quote1.png That's enough. You don't get to do 'one day.' Tomorrow belongs to me. Quote2.png
Dark X-Men Vol 1 5
Quote1.png He's dead. You're dead. You're all dead. He's going to kill you all. I was the only one who could stop him...I was the only one who knew what he really was. How -- how powerful he was. I was saving you all from him. You don't know what you've... Oh, no... I was saving you. Quote2.png
Siege Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Today we learn to wait. Quote2.png
Osborn Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Striking when the opportunity presents itself does not belie a lack of character. It demonstrates a good deal of sense. It fills his belly and that of his pup. The hyena isn't a villain; he's as noble a beast as any. A wise general only fights a war he can win. Quote2.png
Osborn Vol 1 2
Quote1.png I have been delivered here -- for you and for our brethren on the outside -- to burn this hellhole to the ground! Quote2.png
Osborn Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Let me know as soon as he is ready. He'll be the crown jewel! So... Does anyone know where I can get a decent suit of armor? Quote2.png
New Avengers Vol 2 18
Quote1.png A Hulk. Well ⚞cough⚟, I've got to thank you. What a gift. I wonder what this will feel like. Quote2.png
Avengers Vol 4 24
Quote1.png No. He won't. Spread the word. There's someone who can keep you all safe from the Spider. Someone who knows his every trick. And how to crush him once and for all. And that would be me. Quote2.png
Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Oh. Sir, you wound me. We are not a gang. We are so much more. We're a family. An empire! A pantheon! And I? I am your daddy, your God... I Am the Goblin King! Quote2.png
Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 10
Quote1.png Gather round, my subjects. We have wonderful news. As Wilson Fisk's former minions join our ranks, and we gobble up his infrastructure... ...we've passed the tipping point. 52% of all organized crime in this town is under our control. And for that, we owe a very special thanks to the Spider-Man. For cutting off the heads and leaving us the bodies. As of right now, your Goblin King is now the Goblin Kingpin of Crime! Hee Hee! Without even lifting a finger... ...I'VE ALREADY WON! NEW YORK IS MINE! Quote2.png
Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 14
Quote1.png Good answer, boy. Now rise. Rise out of Kingsley's shadow. And bask in ours. The Hobgoblin is dead. Rise, my Goblin Knight! Quote2.png
Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 16
Quote1.png What did Cornell tell me I should say...? Oh, that's right... I need some respek on my name. Quote2.png
Marvel New Year's Eve Special Infinite Comic Vol 1 1
Quote1.png This time the Goblin gets -- his just desserts! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 32
Quote1.png Another time, boy. Daddy's got some family bonding to take care of. Hee hee hee! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 799
Quote1.png You're strong. We can feel you trying to fight back. But it's no use. It's time for you to become what you really are... a perfect little monster. Quote2.png
Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales Vol 1 1
Quote1.png I always did hate kids. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 31
Quote1.png How could I allow this to happen? All this death and destruction. For what? For respect? For control? For fear? For revenge. For destruction. For the death of Spider-Man. For great power. HAHAHAHAHA! Quote2.png
Red Goblin: Red Death Vol 1 1
Quote1.png No, no. You're quite right. It's laughable, really... a middle-aged desk jockey like me... throwing punches with Spider-Man. Ha ha ha! Quote2.png
Gwen Stacy Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Nor will I be carried out of it by the likes of you, pretending to be my rescuer. After all, you're not terribly good at saving anyone when it really matters-- at least not in my experience. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Everything he has become is a reflection of me and my own evil. The sins of the father, the sins of the son. I can no longer even tell where one ends and the other begins. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 50.LR
Quote1.png I -- I understand why you hate me -- I deserve it -- but, Mary Jane, you must believe me -- this isn't about me. This is about Peter and Harry. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 52.LR
Quote1.png That man's no hero, but he'll make a hell of a warden. Quote2.png
Michael Pointer (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Who is this X-Man? He's from the alternate reality... He styles himself as a "Mutant Shaman", identifying entirely with that cause. Precognition. Telepathy. Telekinesis. Energy manipulation powers on a vast scale... A certain unpredictability... A certain wildness of thought... And a Summers, too. He could go one-on-one with the Sentry, which has always been how I judge who's too dangerous... Quote2.png
Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)
Quote1.png Nothing keeps me down, Kingsley. Not death. Betrayal. Even the entire world against me! Every time I rise back up! Stronger than before! Every time! Quote2.png
Norman Osborn (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Goblin King. Hobgoblin. Green Goblin. Never made a name for yourself, did you, boy? Want to know why? It's your heart, Phil. It just wasn't in it. Quote2.png
Phillip Urich (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Why are we still talking about Norman Osborn, and his pathetic costumed attempts at killing Spider-Man? Quote2.png
Marvel Ultimate Comics: Absolute Carnage Season 1 1
Quote1.png Norman Osborn kills for reasons, it might not always seem like he does but they're always there. Whether it's power, revenge, or just pure hate, there are reasons. Why do you think his buzzing prevented us from killing his pitiful son? He didn't see the reason. Not me, though, it honestly makes no sense why I kill the people I do. That's why you and I have so much fun together! I'm just so... unreasonable! Quote2.png
Marvel Ultimate Comics: Absolute Carnage Season 1 3

You're nuts, Goblin! The Enforcers don't take orders from anyone!!
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Green Goblin
Correction, Ox! I'm not anyone! I'm the Green Goblin!!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 14
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Green Goblin
After today, you'll never again interfere in any of my plans!
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Peter Parker (Earth-616).jpg
Why? Did you decide to go straight?
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 23
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Norman Osborn
Swordsman has killed the security detail and is on the move.
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We should go in there.
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Norman Osborn
No, hold on...he's headed right towards Venom.
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Melissa Gold (Earth-616) from Thunderbolts Vol 1 117 001.jpg
They'll kill each other.
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Norman Osborn
If we're lucky. Worst case scenario, we take the wounded survivor. I say we let them run right into each other and see what happens. I wonder if we can get a security camera on the fight. And perhaps some popcorn.
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Thunderbolts Vol 1 119
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No way! You know how much I could get for a real Iron Man breast plate on eBay? Let's just use the time to come up with more jokes about Osborn's hair, okay?
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Deadpool's inner voice
It looks like it was grown in a Petri dish.
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Haw! Nice one! His hairline isn't receding-- it's running away from his face!
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Norman Osborn
Who the hell is he talking to..?
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That boy's got a doo-doo head!
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Deadpool Vol 4 8
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Norman Osborn
Remember. I'll be watching you. Everyone will be watching.
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Don't I know it.
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Dark Wolverine Vol 1 78
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Iron Patriot
So, still slapping women around?
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Henry Pym (Earth-616) from Secret Invasion Requiem Vol 1 1 0001.jpg
You still throwing 'em off bridges?
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Mighty Avengers Vol 1 32

Sondra Muffoletto
Such a waste. A mind like yours, Norman Osborn...You could have saved the world.
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Norman Osborn
I may yet, Senator. I'm not through...As long as I draw breath, I shall never be through.
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Osborn Vol 1 5
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Norman Osborn
Jessica have you been?
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Jessica Jones
Better than you.
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Norman Osborn
How is motherhood treating you?
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Jessica Jones
Yeah, that's what I want to do: Talk to you about my kid.
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Norman Osborn
You know I'm going to kill that baby.
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New Avengers Vol 2 16.1
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Goblin King
The police? You brought the police down to our secret lair?
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Lily Hollister (Earth-616) in Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 16 001.jpeg
Oh, she's more than that. See, I've been keeping tabs on her. And my little Carlie-Bear's been branching out. She's working on a book. Non-fiction.
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Goblin King
Oh ho ho! This is rich!
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Lily Hollister (Earth-616) in Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 16 001.jpeg
Trust me, it's a real page-turner!
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Goblin King
Shh! Stop. Don't tell me another word. After all, you wouldn't want to spoil the ending. Hahaha
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Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 21
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If you think reactivating them will intimidate me--
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N-no! I'm not doing this! How is Jameson--
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Norman Osborn
Jameson? You poor saps. Surely you've figured out by now that Norman Osborn runs this city... and everything in it. Hahahahaha!
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Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 29
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Goblin King
Aaand here he is at last! The hero of our little drama. Just in time for the thrilling climax! But wait-- a twist! The "hero" isn't one at all. In fact, he never was. Really, Otto, you're just embarrassing yourself with this charade. Granted, you were never on my level, but being a bad guy suited you. Saving that little lady is your last remaining achievement as Spider-Man. When it all goes boom, you'll have nothing left! Hahahaha!
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Peter Parker (Earth-616) from Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 30.jpg
Except the dignity of knowing I never carried a man-purse.
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Goblin King
It's you.
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Peter Parker (Earth-616) from Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 30.jpg
The one and only.
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Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 31
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Green Goblin
His girl off the bridge. For years I couldn't... remember. The itch I could never scratch. But now... of course. Peter Parker is Spider-Man! The greatest weapon I ever had against the wall-crawler! It's mine again! And I owe it all to you, old friend... J. Jonah Jameson!
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J. Jonah Jameson
What have I done?
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