Hobgoblin (Marvel)(03 - Jason Macendale)
Real Name: Jason Phillip Macendale
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Hobgoblin IV originally possessed no superhuman powers, but used similar paraphernalia to the first. After his attempts to force Harry to give him the Goblin formula, (which Harry didn't have) he made a deal with a demon during Inferno that turned him into a demon with super strength, speed, and agility, as well as hellfire powers. However, the human and demon later split into two beings, resulting in the loss of those powers for Macendale. Later he managed to acquire the performance enhancing formula of Kraven the Hunter instead, which enhanced his athletic abilities and senses, but the serum may have soon worn off like it did with Kraven. Kraven himself, an olympic level athlete, was only about half as strong as Spider-Man when using the formula so it is unlikely that Macendale was any stronger. Macendale later had his body augmented cybernetically.
Macendale did have superior military training in hand-to-hand combat, espionage, and knowledge of conventional weaponry than any other individual to bear the goblin mantle. He used conventional military weapons more often than his predecessor. He was able to make improvements to the maneuverability to the goblin glider. Macendale had masters degrees in both mechanical engineering and physics.
The next Hobgoblin (after Kingsley), Jason Macendale, was an enemy of Spider-Man formerly known as Jack'O'Lantern. Originally, he had no superhuman powers, then later gained them at the cost of his sanity, lost them, and then gained different superhuman powers only to be assassinated in prison by Roderick Kingsley.
Macendale was obsessed with finding the secret formula of super human strength of the original Green Goblin. However, he did not have the scientific expertise of the Green Goblin or the original Hobgoblin to recreate or complete the formula, whilst his attempts to steal it from Harry Osborn failed as the latter did not have it at the time. After Osborn had donned the identity of the Green Goblin and beaten Macendale in a fight, the latter sought alternative means to gain similar abilities. During a demonic incursion on New York City, Macendale foolishly offered to sell his soul to N'astirh in exchange for the power of a demon. N'astirh refused the offer, considering Macendale's wretched soul to be worthless to him. However, in return for amusing the demon's twisted sense of humor, N'astirh fused a demon to Macendale anyway, just for making him laugh.
Macendale went insane as a result of this transformation, and became convinced that he was appointed by God to kill sinners. It was in this state that the Hobgoblin joined the temporarily reassembled Sinister Six. However, the two identities of Macendale and the demon fought fiercely over control of the body. Shortly thereafter, the demonic presence physically separated itself from Macendale and continued its purge of the city, calling itself the Demogoblin. The Demogoblin also wanted to destroy Macendale, and Spider-Man found himself in the middle of the two clashing Goblins. In a final battle in a cathedral, the Demogoblin was destroyed when it moved to protect a child, which it deemed an innocent, and was crushed by a falling pillar.
Powerless once more, Macendale obtained the strength formula of Kraven the Hunter. Subsequently, he had himself outfitted with cybernetic implants, but he still was unable to best Spider-Man and was incarcerated. While in prison he was murdered by the original Hobgoblin. The character appeared in Secret War storyline as a prisoner of S.H.I.E.L.D., but this was part of a flash back sequence to provide history for the story. It was later stated explicitly that the character had indeed been killed by the original Hobgoblin.
Formerly known as Jack'O'Lantern.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #289
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Alpha Flight (1983)
#121 Darkhawk (1991)
- 'The Return of the Brass Bishop!'
#1 Deathlok (1991)
- 'Dawn of the Darkhawk'#2
- 'Goblin's Prey!'#3
- 'Power Play'
#26 Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'The Detriment of Heroics'
#11 Ghost Rider (1990)
- 'The Hobgoblin of Little Minds'
#16 Ghost Rider Poster Magazine (1992)
- 'You've Got to Have Faith!'
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
#5 Green Goblin (1995)
- 'Chasing Shadows'#6
- 'Spirits of Venom Part 4 of 4: Last Rites'
#4 Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
- 'Haunted by the Hobgoblin!'
#31 Marvels: Portraits (1995)
- 'Scarlet Redemption: Epilogue'#32
- 'Half Life'#33
#20 Spider-Man (1990)
- 'Mindfield! part 2: Split Decision!'#21
- 'Mindfield! part 3: Mistaken Identities'
#6 Spider-Man Adventures (1994)
- 'Masques Part 1'#7
- 'Masques Part 2 of 2'#18
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part One'#19#20#21
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part Four'#22
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part Five'#23
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Conclusion'#24
- 'Double Infinity'#44
- 'The Anniversary Syndrome'#48
- 'Beware the Rage of a Desperate Man!, Part 3: Demons of Our Past'#49
- 'Beware the Rage of a Desperate Man!, Finale: Cold Hearts'#68
- 'Blood Brothers, Part 3 of 6: Into the Depths'#69
- 'It Begins With A Bang Not A Whimper!'
#11 Spider-Man Interactive Comic Book (1996)
- 'The Hobgoblin: Bad Luck & Trouble!'#12
- 'Takin' It To The Streets'
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
#9 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus (1995)
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 5 of 5: Unholy Alliances!'
#1 Spider-Man: Grim Hunt - The Kraven Saga (2010)
- 'Funeral for an Octopus, Part One: Eight Arms Beyond the Grave'#2
- 'Funeral for an Octopus, Part Two: Armed and Dangerous'
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997)
#1 Spider-Man: Jackal Files (1995)
- 'Back in Business'
Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda (1994)
#1 Spider-Man/Badrock (1997)
- 'The Mutant Agenda!'#2
- 'Caught In The Act'#3
- 'Mutanthood's End'
1B The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Crossing Over Part 2'
Annual 26 The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
- 'The Hero Killers, Part One: Fortune and Steel'TPB
- 'The Saga of the Alien Costume'#289
- 'The Hobgoblin Revealed'#311
- 'Mysteries Of The Dead'#312
- 'The Goblin War'#335
- 'Rites and Wrongs'#338
- 'Death From Above'#339
- 'The Killing Cure'#353
- 'When Midnight Strikes!'
#7 The Complete Spider-Man (1990)
- 'Double Trouble! The Return of Menace and Freak!'#27
- 'Friend or Forgotten?'#83
- 'COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION!'#84
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back In Black Handbook (2007)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
#146 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Demon Night'#147
- 'When the Bugle Blows'#161
- 'The Demon and the Dead Man'#163
- 'The Carrion Cure'#234
- 'Blood Brothers, Part 4 of 6: Leap of Faith'
#29 What If...? (1989)
- 'The Wages of Sin'#38
- 'Moving Up'#47
- 'The Face in the Mirror'#48
- 'Eyes of the Demon'#84
- 'Family Ties'#85
- 'Three the Hard Way'#86
- 'The Dark Within'#87
- 'The Best Defense'#88
- 'The King Makers'#89
- 'A Rose By Any Other Name...'#93
- 'The Test'#94
- 'Target Two'#95
- 'Storm Shadows'#96
- 'Enemies: A Hate Story'
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