Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Green Goblin's Lair


Norman Osborn, as the Green Goblin, used his considerable financial means to set up a series of high-tech lairs across New York City. The lairs are equipped with advanced computer systems, full-fledged chemistry and electronics laboratories and a series of reinforced restraining mechanisms for experimentation on life subjects. They often contain Green Goblin gear, vehicles, or goblinesque androids invented by Osborn. Osborn’s portfolio of property investments allowed him to construct bases all over the city. Most of the lairs are hidden behind secret doors, booby-trapped passageways and protected by automated electro-chemical cannons, dubbed Goblin Cannons. Some of the lairs are protected by security systems that recognize Osborn DNA. Entering these sites seems to have the unfortunate effect of triggering the emergence of the Goblin persona in Norman – or occasionally other members of the Osborn family. Known Goblin lairs are located behind the walls of Osborn’s original lab in an old warehouse, at former Osborn Industries, in the area of the NYC Waterfront, in the basement of a theatre just off Broadway, or beneath a townhouse owned by Osborn. Some of these were discovered by the likes of Harry Osborn, Lily Hollister, Roderick Kingsley, or Ben Urich, but there are many more, their location only known to the original Green Goblin Norman Osborn.

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