Gabriel Stacy

 In: Characters
 Posted: 2007
 Staff: Dave Sippel (E-Mail)
 Staff: Keith Moore (E-Mail)
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5' 11"


185 lbs


Very agile and strong.


Gabriel is completely insane due to his expose to the Green Goblin Formula.


Gabriel is highly skilled at close combat.

Strength Level:

At least as strong as Spider-Man. Was born with Green Goblin Formula in his DNA, but was exposed to the Formula for a second time.


All of the weapons of the Green Goblin.



Created By:

J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato

Current Aliases:

Grey Goblin

Current Occupation:


Dual Identity:

Not publically known


Private tutors.

Former Bases:

As above.

Former Occupation:

Drug runner.

Known Allies:

Norman Osborn

Known Confidants:

Norman Osborn, Sarah Stacy

Known Relatives:

Norman Osborn (father), Gwen Stacy (mother), Sarah Stacy (sister), Harry Osborn (half brother) Liz Osborn (sister in law), Normie Osborn (nephew)

Legal Status:

Sought by Interpol

Major Enemies:

Spider-Man, Sarah Stacy, Monsier Pupres, Interpol

Marital Status:


Place of Birth:

Paris France

Real Name:

Gabriel Stacy

Usual Bases:

Paris France


”Sins Past”

The story of the Stacy twins is told in the Sarah Stacy section. Gabriel is much more dangerous and unstable than his sister. This was true even before he was exposed to the Green Goblin Formula for the second time. While Sarah only wanted to kill Peter Parker for what they thought he had done to them and their mother, Gabriel wanted to kill his entire family and everyone he knew.

While Sarah and Gabriel grew up in France, their "uncle" Norman Osborn (who was really their father) taught them to be strong and to be rightful heirs to the Osborn Legacy. Norman favored Sarah over Gabriel, whom he considered "unpredictable," "unfocused" and ironically, the less responsible of the two. Norman proved to be right.

When Gabriel and Sarah left the mansion in Paris at night as children, they became the gullible servants of the local drug merchants. Then their original employer was removed and replaced, Gabriel decided to steal $1.5 million worth of their new boss's drugs, which he and Sarah would sell on their own. Sarah was against the idea, but Gabriel did it behind her back. After the Grey Goblin was defeated after his first encounter with Spider-Man, Sarah took him back to France.

”Sins Remembered”

Unfortunately, their problems with the French underworld were waiting for them. Monsieur Dupres wanted his money back, but Gabriel was fully psychotic after taking the Goblin Formula and becoming the Grey Goblin. Sarah defended her brother, becoming the target of Monsieur Dupres. Spider-Man, Sarah and Interpol captured the drug dealers, but Mary Jane (who came to France to check on Peter after he had been gone for so long) became the target of Gabriel.

MJ arrived at the Paris mansion that Peter and Sarah were staying at, only to find a dangerously unhinged Gabriel. In his delusional state, Gabriel believed MJ to be his sister and tried to protect her from Spider-Man. Spidey got MJ away from him, only to leave a very confused Gabriel to fly away on a glider. He has not been seen since, but Sarah and Interpol are looking to capture and cure him.

”American Son”

He turned up in New York, with a grudge against his half brother, Harry. He believed that Norman had always cared more for Harry than for him and that he had to eliminate his competition. (I'm sure that Harry would not have agreed with Gabe's assessment of Norman's feelings. This also takes place after Mephisto erased the world of all knowledge of Peter's ID, so Gabe didn't know that Peter was Spider-Man.) Harry had renounced his father and all claim he had to the Iron Patriot armor, which Norman had built for him after he became the head of H.A.M.M.E.R. As the suit could only be activated by someone with Osborn blood, it was fairly clear who was suddenly appearing as Iron Patriot.

Gabriel had shifted from a split personality between Gabriel and the Grey Goblin to a split personality between Gabriel and the Iron Patriot. He was being controlled by the jailed Norman Osborn, via a radio in the armored suit, letting Gabe think that the suit was talking to him. Harry, despite having a broken arm from when Gabriel shot him in a murder attempt, managed to defeat him by using the suits self destruct switch. It had been built for him after all, and Gabriel hadn't bothered to reprogram it. Gabriel ended up in jail, with a new Iron Patriot suit being delivered to him.

Image Gallery


Cover Date Appearance Information
Aug 2004 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #509
  Attacks Peter, identity not revealed.
Sep 2004 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #510
  Attacks Peter again. Identity revealed.
Oct 2004 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #511
  Attacks Peter yet again. Gwen confirmed as mother.
Nov 2004 FB: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #512
  Peter learns Norman was father. Twins appear as babies in FB.
Dec 2004 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #513
  Twins learn that Norman was father. Sarah injured in fall from bridge.
Jan 2005 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #514
  Sarah saved. Gabriel becomes Grey Goblin, defeated by Spider-Man, loses memory.
Apr 2005 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #25
  Gabriel returns.
May 2005 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #26
  Sarah stays in Paris. Gabriel's fate unclear.
Aug 2010 App: Age of Heroes #2 (Story 2)
Jul 2010 App: American Son #1 (Story 1)
  Gabriel shoots Harry
Aug 2010 App: American Son #2
Sep 2010 App: American Son #3
Oct 2010 App: American Son #4
  Harry and Spider-Man defeat Gabriel, who is then sent to Rochester Psychiatric holding facility

Thanks To

 The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

 Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.

 In: Characters
 Posted: 2007
 Staff: Dave Sippel (E-Mail)
 Staff: Keith Moore (E-Mail)