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Quote1 Always remember, Normie... I'm doing this for you. This is all for you. Quote2
Liz Allan[src]


Elizabeth "Liz" Allan was the daughter of restaurant and hotel owner Wilson Allan and an unnamed mother.[7] Her father later remarried, getting together with Doris Raxton, becoming Liz's stepmother and as a result her son Mark Raxton became Liz's stepbrother.[8]

Midtown High[]

Liz Allan was a high school classmate of Peter Parker when they attended Midtown High School together, and a minor love interest of both Parker and Flash Thompson.

Initially, Peter liked Liz. However, she was Flash Thompson's girlfriend and initially considered Peter Parker something of a loser, even taking part in the general ridicule that Pete endured on a daily basis.[9] She was flighty and rather thoughtless -- not outright cruel, but lacking the empathy necessary to detect Peter's good points. At one point, paradoxically, she developed a crush on Spider-Man, blowing off both Flash Thompson and Peter Parker because she believed the costumed hero would call her.[10]

Over time, however, she began to admire Peter's intelligence and developed some degree of affection for the former "bookworm".[11] By this time, ironically, Peter's interest had waned considerably: noting that Liz never showed any real interest in him until he began dating Betty Brant,[12] Pete assumed that Liz's feelings were little more than a schoolgirl crush. Amusingly, Betty and Liz clashed several times over Peter; Betty thought of Liz as a blonde tramp.


Peter and Liz graduated from high school. At the graduation ceremony, Liz admitted her feelings to Peter, but told him that they couldn't be together and left shortly afterwards. Meanwhile, Peter in his guise as Spider-Man battled Liz's stepbrother who by this time had become the Molten Man.[8]

Harry Osborn[]

Liz dated and later married Harry Osborn, whom she met at Betty Brant's wedding to Ned Leeds,[13] becoming Liz Allan-Osborn. Liz became pregnant with their child but was attacked by Hobgoblin. This caused Liz to go through a difficult labor, but thankfully she managed to give birth to a son, Normie Osborn.[14] Their family history turned tragic; however, after Harry Osborn followed in his father's footsteps becoming the Green Goblin and later died.

Liz became the new head of Oscorp, since she was an Osborn. Harry attempted to pass the legacy of the Green Goblin down to Normie Osborn but failed due to the efforts of Spider-Man, Mark Raxton, and Ben Urich. When her father-in-law, Norman Osborn, returned he retake his position as head of Oscorp from Liz.[15]

Foggy Nelson[]

Later, Liz dated lawyer Foggy Nelson, the legal partner of Matt Murdock,[16] but the couple broke up after Mysterio manipulated Foggy into having an affair in a plot to drive Daredevil insane. Like so many of the men in her life, Liz felt like Foggy had let her down and ended their relationship.[17]

Civil War[]

Liz was extremely upset when Spider-Man unmasked, blaming Peter for bringing so much death into her family's lives, to the point that she agreed to work with Molten Man and the Exterminators to tell Peter that Normie had been kidnapped by Molten Man so as to lure him to her home and allow the villains to try and kill him. When Peter defeated the villains, Liz tried to rationalize her actions to him, claiming that she only went along with what they demanded out of fear for her son's safety, but Peter was unconvinced and simply told Liz she should leave before the authorities arrived so she wasn't mistaken for a villain.[18]

Brand New Day[]

When Mephisto erased all knowledge of Peter's marriage to Mary Jane, it left multiple repercussions in the timeline, including the knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity, and Harry now being alive - and divorced from Liz.[19]

Necessary Evil[]

Over the next year or so, Liz Allan would become a huge success in the science and development industry, creating and becoming CEO of a company known as Allan Chemical with her son and several other people.[20] Eventually, she merged the company with Horizon Labs and Oscorp, creating Alchemax.[21]

Goblin Nation[]

During the war in New York City between Spider-Man and the Goblin King, Liz was revealed to be allied with the latter, who was using the alias "Mason Banks" as one of the chief investors of Alchemax in order to produce an empire for his grandson to inherit. Upon the defeat of the Goblin Nation, Liz aided her ex-father-in-law in evading capture by Spider-Man once again.[22]

Spider-Man 2099[]

Following a confrontation between Spider-Man 2099 and an agent of a time travel organization from 2211 in the Alchemax Building, Liz had deduced that the 'new' Spider-Man must work in the company and was determined to enlist him to her cause, foreshadowing the time traveler's claims that Liz Allan and Spider-Man 2099 will have some significant impact on future history.[23]


Eddie Brock entered Liz's office and brought her an experimental dinosaur he captured. She revealed that Stegron the Dinosaur Man was responsible and made a deal with Eddie: Liz would help him find a cure for the Venom symbiote while he deals with Stegron.[24]

Secret Empire[]

Not long after that, while Manhattan was encased in a Darkforce dome during Hydra's short-lived empire, Liz rekindled her relationship with Harry Osborn.[25] They began living together, with Liz now taking care of Harry's second son Stanley, and hiring a nanny by the name of Emma to look after their sons while the couple were at work.[26]


Being blackmailed into collaborating with the Life Foundation and the Friends of Humanity by Meridius, Liz had Dr. Steven and Dr. Zhi among others of her employees experiment on Symbiotes in hopes of using them to improve lives. With the assistance of Archer Lyle, Alchemax kidnapped Eddie's son Dylan to perform experiments on him since he was a human and symbiote hybrid, only for him to escape.[27] Despite this setback, the experiments continued and eventually resulted in the creation of a new symbiote created from a fusion between the Carnage and Anti-Venom symbiotes.

After getting rid of the Goblin Armor, Glider and Pumpkin Bombs following Harry's death for her children's safety and recruiting the help of Dr. Zafar Hakam, Alchemax was attacked by former Guardsman Corwin Jones who was paid to steal contained strains of the Toxin, Agony, Lasher, Riot, Scream, and Phage symbiotes. During the attack, Liz quickly hid Stanley in a safe room before attempting to secure the symbiotes, only to be face to face with Jones. He managed to steal the symbiotes before setting off a bomb. Thankfully, both Liz and Steven managed to survive, but her flask containing the symbiote fusion was broken, allowing it to envelop Liz and bond to her.[2]

Growing accustomed to her new symbiote, Liz began researching Jones' background, learning that he suffered from a terminal illness. She managed to track down Jones, but upon confronting him, he revealed that he had amalgamated the symbiote strains into a powerful gestalt symbiote.[28] This new symbiote allowed Jones to easily take Liz down and bring her to a secret Life Foundation base in a secluded island. There her unconscious body was placed inside a vat in order for Life Foundation scientists to study her.[29]

In her subconsciousness, the Misery symbiote began going through Liz's memories, finding a particular issue on how Liz didn't hold any grudge against Harry's mistreatment of their family. Liz tried to justify that Harry wasn't in his right state of mind and couldn't be blamed for what he did. Her symbiote rebuffed her, telling that she should had done something and acknowledge that what Harry did was inexcusable and had negatively affected her and her family. From this, Liz accepted at last that Harry had abused her, and blamed herself for failing to actually help with his situation. Misery comforted her, telling that she shouldn't blame herself, but needed to move on now and make herself a better person because of this. Coming to terms with her past, Liz regained her consciousness and broke out of the vat, only to find Lily Hollister, who had been going under the alias of Queen Cat.[30]

Despite Queen Cat having come to rescue her, Liz became antagonistic towards Hollister, having figured out that she had been stalking her and Stanley. Liz demanded Hollister to leave them be, but the latter told her that she was still Stanley's mother and had the right to meet him as she supposedly had improved herself. As the two women prepared to leave the facility, Jones, now going by the name of Madness, attacked them, making quick work of Queen Cat before confronting Liz. However, Liz was able to defeat by using her own gestalt symbiote to compromise him, forcing Jones to retreat, allowing Liz to make her way to Carlton Drake's office. Having figured out that Drake had employed Jones to help him in his plan to takeover Alchemax, Liz threatened him to stop with his plan, or else he would be sorry. Left with no other choice he relented, and in that moment Spider-Man arrived, having just killed the Life Foundation's Symbiotechs after accompanying the now dead rescue team sent by Alchemax.

Immediately retracting her symbiote to hide her new capabilities, Liz told Spider-Man that everything was fine and there was nothing to worry about. With the matter pertaining to the Life Foundation now settled, Liz returned to her normal life, but this time she became determined to improve her company for the better in order to help people. Leaving an injured Hollister in the care of Hakam, Liz decided to put her past behind and pursue a new relationship with him.[31]


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Misery Symbiote: As a fusion between the Carnage and Anti-Venom symbiotes, the Misery symbiote granted Liz the following abilities:




  • Liz's last name has been frequently misspelled as "Allen".[citation needed]
  • In Amazing Spider-Man #28 (page 2, panel 3), Liz's last name is given incorrectly as "Hilton".
  • Liz is a Chicago Cubs fan.[32]
  • Liz appears to be Christian.[33]

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