The Brief: An image macro featuring the Green Goblin saying "you and I are not so different" to Spider-Man highlights scenarios where people try to find common ground.


Memes of the Green Goblin on a rooftop telling Spider-Man “you and I are not so different” portray scenarios where people try to find something to relate to, even when they’re drastically different from each other.

This meme format comes from a screenshot of the 2002 film Spider-Man, in a scene where the Green Goblin tries to recruit Spider-Man to join him in doing evil, saying “you’re an amazing creature, Spider-Man. You and I are not so different,” to which Spider-Man replies “I’m not like you. You’re a murderer.”

Variations of these memes are popular on Reddit where captions use Spider-Man and the Green Goblin to represent two very different people or entities. Typically, the Green Goblin’s character tries to relate to the one represented by Spider-Man, even though their experiences and traits are actually quite dissimilar.

We’re criminal
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Both lost it because of his parents
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literally the same pain
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