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The MOnocle
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Mr Honey Bunny

Subj: Re: Thanks a lot for the answers !
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 11:21:35 pm EST (Viewed 102 times)
Reply Subj: Thanks a lot for the answers !
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 09:52:57 pm EST (Viewed 130 times)


> > There's nothing in particular that's happened in Thunderbolts that has made Norman more popular (in fact, if the Marvel universe public knew what happened in there he'd become infinitely un-popular).
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> > But it appears they're using the events spinning from the climactic Showdown with the Skrulls where it looked like Tony Stark was "running away" while Norman was "heroically" continuing to fight the good fight, to have Norman become an American hero and move his crazy Goblin butt up the government power ladder.
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> > As for why he seemed such a lovable guy in front of the New York crowds in ASM's "New Ways to Die", I can only theorize that he used his many government and business connections to clean up his image while he was running the Thunderbolts (like how Dexter says the Daily Bugle "said [Norman] was the Green Goblin" and also issuing a full retraction and apology on behalf of the new DB).

Also another reason why Osborn is popular is that once the T-Bolts left Colorado, they immediately went to Wasington. TV camera crews captured the team (including Osborn, wielding a gun) fighting off the Skrulls. Osborn noticed this, and saw this as a perfect opportunity to play up the fact that he and his team went to protect the President while other heroes were in NYC. Plus, he also mentioned that his Colorado base had no Stark tech (it had Osborn tech).
As for the whole murder thing, I'm sure he afforded the best lawyers and had them convince a jury that he was innocent and that he was framed by someone.





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