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Note: This article is only about Hobgoblin's Earth-98311 counterpart in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, as his prime counterpart within the same series was not voted Pure Evil. Thus, only his Earth-98311 version's info and crimes should be listed here.

Jason Phillip Macendale Jr., best known as the Hobgoblin, is one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Green Goblin) of the Spider-Man: The Animated Series episode "I Really, Really Hate Clones".

He is an alternate version of the Hobgoblin from Spider-Carnage's universe. After joining forces with him, the Hobgoblin partners with the Green Goblin in ravaging New York City, and the two inadvertently assist Spider-Carnage in his plans to wipe out all of reality.

He was voiced by Mark Hamill, who also played the Joker in the DC Animated Universe and the Arkham games, Malefor in The Legend of Spyro, Colonel Muska in Castle in the Sky, Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Maltruant in Ben 10: Omniverse, the Trickster in The Flash and Kavaxas in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012).

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • Likely shares the same unsympathetic backstory his prime counterpart has, as well as his moral agency and lack of redeeming qualities, given that his universe mainly differed when Peter Parker was cloned.
  • Allies alongside the Green Goblin with Spider-Carnage to bring chaos, death and destruction to New York City, essentially turning the city into a hellish wasteland.
  • Assists Spider-Carnage in building a machine capable of destroying all reality, though Hobgoblin was tricked into believing that it would be used to strip everyone from their free will, something he gladly accepted.
    • In an alternate timeline, Spider-Carnage succeeds in his plans of destroying the multiverse, which makes Hobgoblin indirectly responsible for the destruction of all reality.
  • Threatens to drop J. Jonah Jameson’s co-worker and friend Robbie Robertson from the roof of The Daily Bugle to his death, if Jameson doesn't help him and the Green Goblin break the microwave broadcaster's security system to retrieve the necessary equipment for Spider-Carnage's machine. Though Jameson helps them, Hobgoblin ends up dropping Robbie anyway, though he is fortunately saved by the prime universe's Spider-Man.
  • Blows up The Daily Bugle to stop Spider-Man from rescuing Jameson, nearly killing Spider-Man in the process and insulting Jameson when he laments the loss of his workplace.
  • Tosses Jameson to the side of the building holding the device after using his hand print, which could have killed Jameson had he fallen off.
  • Tries to kill Spider-Man and his alternate counterparts from other worlds.
  • Though he seems to get along with the Green Goblin, it's not stated that they care for each other or may just get along due to their mutual depravity.

Trivia

  • Only the Hobgoblin of Spider-Carnage's universe counts as Pure Evil, while his prime universe counterpart doesn't due to mostly committing standard villainy and holding back on his resources, with the worst things he did was opening a dangerous black hole just to steal stuff with.
    • While blackmailing Herbert Landon, another Pure Evil, into giving him weapons to allow Landon to commit genocide on the entire mutant race could make him count, he's more indifferent to the crime itself which is solely on Landon.
  • He is the only characterization of the Hobgoblin to be Pure Evil.

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Movies
Venom: Carlton Drake/Riot
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Mysterio
Venom: Let There Be Carnage: Carnage

Television
Spider-Man (1981): Red Skull
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: Red Skull
Spider-Man: The Animated Series: Herbert Landon | Carnage | Baron Mordo | Dormammu | Spider-Carnage | Hobgoblin
The Spectacular Spider-Man: Green Goblin | Venom
Ultimate Spider-Man: Wolf Spider | Abomination | Ultron

Novelizations
Spider-Man: Green Goblin

Video Games
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin: Kingpin
Spider-Man 3: Mad Bomber
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: Venom
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions: Mysterio
Marvel's Spider-Man: Hammerhead
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Simon Krieger

Scripts
Amazing Spider-Man: Otto Octavius

See Also
Avengers Pure Evils | Disney Pure Evils | Marvel Cinematic Universe Pure Evils | Sony Pictures Pure Evils | Venom Pure Evils

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