Jason Macendale Jr. was a former MIT undergraduate who got recruited by the CIA during his time at the college. He enlisted in the Marines and became a fighter pilot. Upon discharge from the Marines, Macendale began active service as a field agent in S.H.I.E.L.D.. However, his methods and tactics soon provided too brutal and extreme for his superiors to tolerate. Seeking employment elsewhere, Macendale embarked on a career as an international mercenary. Eventually evaluating his craft to a precise science, he adopted distinctive costuming and weaponry-tech as the second Hobgoblin during the first one's brief retirement to help promote his accomplishments to prospective employers, such as HYDRA, Oscorp's Sinister Initiative, and the Kingpin's branch of the Hand.
Powers and Abilities
- Macendale possesses no superhuman abilities, but is a military trained to master of most known forms of hand-to-hand combat and the martial arts.
- Extremely agile, Macendale is an above average gymnastics ability, strength, and endurance.
- Macendale has received extensive CIA sponsored flight training, which includes single and multi engine propeller and jet aircraft, a helicopter, gyrocopter, and hang gliding qualifications.
- Also has extensive training in the fields of electrical engineering and physical sciences.