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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 Emily 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

Wanting to get her son away from Norman, Emily approached ex-Oscorp employee Nels van Adder who had been transformed into a monster by Norman. She offered to help him with his situation if he successfully kidnapped Harry.[5]

Decades later, Emily 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.[6]

Knowing that her ex-husband Norman would try to go after the grandchildren, Emily decided to kidnap Normie and Stanley to prevent that from happening.[7] However, Liz had tracking chips placed on the boys, allowing her, her stepbrother Mark Raxton, and Harry to find them quickly. As Liz confronted Emily, Norman 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 Normie and Stanley but were later found by Norman, who kidnapped Normie and merged him with the Carnage symbiote.[8]

Harry tasked his mother with protecting Stanley, and they later reunited at an Alchemax facility, where Emily was forgiven by her son for abandoning him. Harry reclaimed the Osborn name, stating he would work to make it mean something good.[4] Following "Harry"'s death, Emily would mourn his loss alongside Harry's close friends.[9]

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