Emily was Norman Osborn's wife and Harry's mother. Norman was very devoted to her and the only person he ever showed love to, but she saw him for the monster he was and faked her own death to get away from her husband, making it look like their son's birth had weakened her.[3][4]

Emily Lyman (Earth-616) from Spider-Man Revenge of the Green Goblin Vol 1 1 0001

Decades later, she was able to get hired under the alias "Emma" by her ex-daughter-in-law Liz Allan to be the nanny to her grandchildren Normie and Stanley, becoming only known as Emma.[2] During her tenure as nanny, she took blood samples from her grandchildren for unknown reasons.[5]

Knowing that her ex-husband Norman Osborn would try to go after the grandchildren, Emily decided to kidnap Normie and Stanley to prevent that from happening.[6] However, Liz had tracking chips placed on the grandchildren, allowing her, her stepbrother Mark Raxton, and Harry to find Emily and the grandchildren quickly. As Liz confronted Emily, Norman Osborn appeared, having bonded to the Carnage symbiote to become the Red Goblin. When Norman became distracted by several attacking superheroes, Liz, Harry, Mark, and Emily escaped with the grandchildren but were later found by Norman who kidnapped Normie and merged him with the Carnage symbiote.[7]

Harry tasked his mother with protecting Stanley, and they later reunited at an Alchemax facility where he forgave her for abandoning him and reclaimed the Osborn name, stating he would work to make it mean something good.[4]

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