The Hobgoblin is Jason Macendale. He is a supervillain.
He was a former CIA agent.
Macendale was obsessed with finding the secret formula of superhuman strength of the original Green Goblin. However, he did not have the scientific expertise of the Green Goblin to recreate or complete the formula, while 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.
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.
He has all the powers and weapons of the original Green Goblin.