9. THAT TIME NORMAN OSBORN AND GWEN STACY HAD SECRET BABIES
We all know that Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, threw Gwen Stacy from a bridge (which bridge though is still in contention) and killed her (or did he?) but few people know about the very peculiar relationship between the two of them that blossomed prior to her death and apparently was the cause of her murder.
Starting in 2004, there was an arc written by J. Michael Straczynski titled “Sins Past.” This story arc told the untold story of the love affair between Gwen Stacy and Norman Osborn, a love affair that spawned not one but two children, twins, a boy and a girl named Gabriel and Sarah. Apparently their love affair started in Paris just before her death and lasted long enough for her to have the kids and tell Norman she planned to raise them with Peter, thus giving Osborn plenty of motivation to kill her. The only problem with those kids, since Norman Osborn is their father and he has an altered genetic make up, was that they became full grown adults when their ages were that of just children.
Not only did this giant ret-con happen, but when Peter told Mary Jane about the secret-grown-up-babies, she already knew about it. Gwen told her before her death and made MJ promise to never tell Peter.
You can see how this would prove to be unpopular with Spider-Man fans, but apparently it wasn’t all Straczynski’s idea. Originally he wanted Peter to be the father of the twins, but the editorial staff shot it down and insisted that Osborn be the father. Later on, Stracynzki tried to ret-con this ret-con in the even more controversial arc “One More Day” but his idea was also shot down, again by the editorial staff. So yes, the Norman Osborn/Gwen Stacy babies are still technically canon.
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