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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

Other Identities:
Demogoblin (Marvel)(N'Astirh)
Jack O'Lantern (Marvel)(01 - Jason Macendale)

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Issue Appearances:
Alpha Flight (1983)
Darkhawk (1991)
Deathlok (1991)
Die Spinne (1980)
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Ghost Rider (1990)
Ghost Rider Poster Magazine (1992)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
Green Goblin (1995)
Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvels: Portraits (1995)
Sleepwalker (1991)
Spider-Man (1990)
Spider-Man Adventures (1994)
Spider-Man Interactive Comic Book (1996)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus (1995)
Spider-Man: Grim Hunt - The Kraven Saga (2010)
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997)
Spider-Man: The Jackal Files (1995)
Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda (1994)
Spider-Man/Badrock (1997)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2015)
The Clone Conspiracy (2016)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1989)
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 Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If...? (1989)

Group Affiliation(s):
Sinister Seven (Marvel)
Sinister Six (Marvel)(01 - Doctor Octopus's Team)

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