History Characters / Venom

15th Jun '17 11:08:20 AM Arawn999
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* ReformedButNotTamed: The symbiote actually prefers Flash Thompson as a host, or so it said just before ditching him for Eddie - it ''did'' return to him, though - but that doesn't stop it from taking him over and eating people when it gets mad.

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* ReformedButNotTamed: ReformedButNotTamed:
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The symbiote actually prefers Flash Thompson as a host, or so it said just before ditching him for Eddie - it ''did'' return to him, though - but that doesn't stop it from taking him over and eating people when it gets mad.mad.
** After reuniting with Eddie, the symbiote ''wants'' to be heroic, but its re-corruption is interfering with this and conflicting with Eddie's insistence that they not relapse into "Lethal Protector" mode.



** In ''Venom'' #150, when Eddie tells the symbiote they need to trust each other, the symbiote reveals it knows Eddie was the one behind Spider-Man's betrayal in ''Venom'' Vol. 3 #6 and chews him out for it.

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** In ''Venom'' #150, #151, when Eddie tells the symbiote they need to trust each other, the symbiote reveals it knows Eddie was the one behind Spider-Man's betrayal in ''Venom'' Vol. 3 #6 and chews him out for it.



* {{Yandere}}: The symbiote really can't stand the idea of any of its favorite hosts -- namely Peter Parker and Eddie Brock -- not wanting to be with it, and jumps at almost any opportunity to rebond with them when it isn't trying to kill them for rejecting it.

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* {{Yandere}}: The Both before its purification and after its re-corruption, the symbiote really can't stand the idea of any of its favorite hosts -- namely Peter Parker and Eddie Brock -- not wanting to be with it, and jumps at almost any opportunity to rebond with them when it isn't trying to kill them for rejecting it.it, and is more-than willing to kill ''anyone'' who even tangentially threatens to undermine its bond.
14th Jun '17 10:48:41 AM Arawn999
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* AsteroidsMonster: In ''Venom'' #150, the symbiote starts leaving still-living pieces of itself behind, similarly to the Carnage symbiote's former ability to create duplicates of itself.



* RedemptionFailure: The symbiote's cleansing by the Agents of the Cosmos is undone when it bonds to Mercurio, causing it to relapse back into its evil state. While it later comes to its senses, ''wanting'' to be good but struggling to suppress its violent urges, bonding to Lee Price and being tricked by Spider-Man causes it to mostly revert back to its bloodthirsty, villainous self when it returns to Eddie Brock. It still wants to do good but will now kill anyone that would in any way threaten to undo its bond with Eddie.

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* RedemptionFailure: The symbiote's cleansing by the Agents of the Cosmos is undone when it bonds to Mercurio, causing it to relapse back into its evil state. While it later comes to its senses, ''wanting'' to be good but struggling to suppress its violent urges, bonding to Lee Price and being tricked by Spider-Man causes it to mostly almost completely revert back to its bloodthirsty, villainous self when it returns to Eddie Brock. It still wants to do good good, but will now kill anyone that would in any way threaten to undo its bond with Eddie.



* StarfishAlien: As a symbiotic shapeshifting blob from outer space, definitely qualifies. This is especially the case in ''Venom: The Hunger'', where the forms the symbiote takes while running around on its own ran the gamut from a "serpentine monster" to "thing with a bunch of faces" to "[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15659/4166039-venom-the_hunger%232.jpg a spider-like monser]]".

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* StarfishAlien: As The exact nature of its species varies DependingOnTheWriter, but as a symbiotic shapeshifting blob from outer space, it definitely qualifies. This is especially the case in ''Venom: The Hunger'', where the forms the symbiote takes while running around on its own ran the gamut from a "serpentine monster" to "thing with a bunch of faces" to "[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15659/4166039-venom-the_hunger%232.jpg a spider-like monser]]".



* SuperPoweredEvilSide: The symbiote functioned as one for Flash, taking over him if he got angry and being more than happy to chow down on whoever had the misfortune of pissing him off. Retcons have it functioning as one for Peter too, making him more aggressive and callous the more it bonds with him.

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* SuperPoweredEvilSide: The symbiote functioned as one for Flash, Mac Gargan (initially) and Flash Thompson, taking over him them if he they got angry and being more than happy to chow down on whoever had the misfortune of pissing him them off. Retcons have it functioning as one for Peter too, making him more aggressive and callous the more it bonds with him.



* WhatTheHellHero: The symbiote has occasionally berated Spider-Man for rejecting it when it only wanted to help him and make him stronger. VillainHasAPoint, Parker. It also accuses Flash of this when he confronts it in ''Venom'' #41, and outright attacks him for keeping it chemically suppressed in ''Superior Spider-Man'' #25.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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The symbiote has occasionally frequently berated Spider-Man for rejecting it when it only wanted to help him and make him stronger. VillainHasAPoint, Parker. It also accuses Flash of this when he confronts it in
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''Venom'' Vol. 2 #41, it accuses Flash of rejecting its help when he confronts it, and outright attacks him for keeping it chemically suppressed in ''Superior Spider-Man'' #25.#25.
** In ''Venom'' #150, when Eddie tells the symbiote they need to trust each other, the symbiote reveals it knows Eddie was the one behind Spider-Man's betrayal in ''Venom'' Vol. 3 #6 and chews him out for it.
13th Jun '17 1:59:53 PM TheSwordsman
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* TenLittleMurderVictims: The premise of ''Separation Anxiety'': A depowered Eddie and a reporter are held captive in an AbandonedWarehouse by the Life Foundation symbiotes, and someone starts killing them off one by one...
6th Jun '17 2:22:16 AM DreamerCynist2
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* NoBiologicalSex: Has no sexual characteristics or gender idenentity. The default third-person pronoun for the symbiote is "it", though a number of characters refer to the symbiote using male pronouns. In addition, Spider-Man has [[DeadpanSnarker joked]] that Venom's obsession and jealously makes it come off as a psychotic ex-girlfriend, much to the entity's annoyance.

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* NoBiologicalSex: Has no sexual characteristics or gender idenentity.identity. The default third-person pronoun for the symbiote is "it", though a number of characters refer to the symbiote using male pronouns. In addition, Spider-Man has [[DeadpanSnarker joked]] that Venom's obsession and jealously makes it come off as a psychotic ex-girlfriend, much to the entity's annoyance.
4th Jun '17 9:32:07 PM Arawn999
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* MagicEnhancement: The ''Grim Hunt'' and ''Venom'' Volume 2 arcs imply that the symbiote's bonding to Spider-Man connected it to the Web of Life, the supernatural force that empowers all spider-themed superheroes and villains. However, an FAQ in ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' officially jossed this, stating that the symbiotes' DNA is incompatible with the Web of Life.[[note]]That incarnations of Venom and Carnage are later seen in the Web of Life calls this into question, as the IRL reason is that Marvel had to draw the character inclusion line ''somewhere''.[[/note]] The symbiote also bargained with Mephisto to receive demonic powers via the Hell Mark and attempted to absorb [[ComicBook/GhostRider Zarathos]], but neither panned out as well as it would have liked.

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* MagicEnhancement: MagicEnhancement:
** Remnants of the Venom symbiote in Eddie's body were altered and fused with his leukocytes by Martin Li's Lightforce powers to become the Anti-Venom symbiote. The Anti-Venom symbiote could produce Lightforce-infused antibodies capable of curing any malady under the Sun, and was immune to traditional symbiote weaknesses -- only being vulnerable to Mister Negative's Darkforce powers and a super-venom made specifically to kill it by Norman Osborn; though it did not possess a mind or will of its own.
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The ''Grim Hunt'' and ''Venom'' Volume 2 arcs imply that the symbiote's bonding to Spider-Man connected it to the Web of Life, the supernatural force that empowers all spider-themed superheroes and villains. However, an FAQ in ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' officially jossed this, stating that the symbiotes' DNA is incompatible with the Web of Life.[[note]]That incarnations of Venom and Carnage are later seen in the Web of Life calls this into question, as the IRL reason is that Marvel had to draw the character inclusion line ''somewhere''.[[/note]] The ** During the ''Circle of Four'' arc, the symbiote also attempted to absorb [[ComicBook/GhostRider Zarathos]] and bargained with Mephisto to receive demonic powers via the Hell Mark and attempted to absorb [[ComicBook/GhostRider Zarathos]], Mark, but neither panned out as well as it would have liked.



** When the Danny Ketch version of Ghost Rider first used his Penance Stare against Venom, it worked for a few seconds, but then the symbiote's presence somehow disrupted it, causing an explosion that briefly incapacitates Danny. The next time he tried it, Danny made sure to use his Hellfire to force the symbiote to retract first, leaving Eddie defenseless.

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** When the Danny Ketch version of Ghost Rider first used his Penance Stare against Venom, it worked for a few seconds, but then the symbiote's presence somehow disrupted it, causing an explosion that briefly incapacitates incapacitated Danny. The next time he tried it, Danny made sure to use his Hellfire to force the symbiote to retract first, leaving Eddie defenseless.



* NoBiologicalSex: Has no sexual characteristics or gender idenentity. The default third-person pronoun for the symbiote is "it", though Flash occasionally refers to the symbiote using male pronouns. In addition Spider-Man has [[DeadpanSnarker joked]] that Venom's obsession and jealously makes it come off as a psychotic ex-girlfriend, much to the entity's annoyance.

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* NoBiologicalSex: Has no sexual characteristics or gender idenentity. The default third-person pronoun for the symbiote is "it", though Flash occasionally refers a number of characters refer to the symbiote using male pronouns. In addition addition, Spider-Man has [[DeadpanSnarker joked]] that Venom's obsession and jealously makes it come off as a psychotic ex-girlfriend, much to the entity's annoyance.



* NotGoodWithRejection: The symbiote's reaction to Peter rejecting it was to break free of the Fantastic Four's containment and impersonate his original costume in order to rebond with him. Subsequently it alternates between [[IfICantHaveYou trying to kill past hosts who spurned it]] and [[PuppeteerParasite forcing itself on them]] if the opportunity presents itself.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: ''Venom #41'' reveals it's not nearly as brain-dead as Flash likes to think it is.
* OffingTheOffspring: Instinctually hates Carnage, its spawn, and Toxin, its... grand-spawn. The ''Venom[=/=]Carnage'' miniseries states this is the norm, and that a symbiote having anything other than an antagonistic relationship with its offspring would be weird.

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* NotGoodWithRejection: The symbiote's reaction to Peter rejecting it was to break free of the Fantastic Four's containment and impersonate disguise itself as his original costume in order to rebond with him. Subsequently it alternates between [[IfICantHaveYou trying to kill past hosts who who've spurned it]] and [[PuppeteerParasite forcing itself on them]] if the opportunity presents itself.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: ''Venom #41'' ''Venom'' Vol. 2 #41 reveals it's not nearly as brain-dead as Flash likes to think it is.
* OffingTheOffspring: Instinctually hates Carnage, its spawn, Carnage (its spawn), and Toxin, its... grand-spawn.Toxin (its... grand-spawn). The ''Venom[=/=]Carnage'' miniseries states this is the norm, and that a symbiote having anything other than an antagonistic relationship with its offspring would be weird.



* OutsideGenreFoe: Of all of Spidey's rouges gallery, mostly science and technology related but still more or less Earth based, the Venom symbiote stands out by being an alien lifeform.

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* OutsideGenreFoe: Of all of Spidey's rouges gallery, who are mostly science and technology related technology-related but still more or less more-or-less Earth based, the Venom symbiote stands out by being an alien lifeform.



* UnwantedFalseFaith: The symbiote lashing out at Kraven for mentioning Spider-Man's name awed him into revering it as a dark predatory spirit, the Spider's Black Spirit.

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* UnwantedFalseFaith: The symbiote lashing out at Kraven for mentioning Spider-Man's name awed him into revering it as a dark predatory spirit, deity, the Spider's Black Spirit.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform into clothing and [[ChameleonCamouflage turn invisible by blending in with the background.]]

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can form tentacles and pseudopods, transform into clothing and [[ChameleonCamouflage turn invisible by blending in with the background.]]background]]. It can also transform its host's limbs into wings to enable gliding, or into bladed or blunt weaponry -- though it does not do this as frequently as its progeny.



* {{Yandere}}: The symbiote really can't stand the idea of any of its favorite hosts not wanting to be with it, and jumps at almost any opportunity to rebond with them when it isn't trying to kill them.

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* {{Yandere}}: The symbiote really can't stand the idea of any of its favorite hosts -- namely Peter Parker and Eddie Brock -- not wanting to be with it, and jumps at almost any opportunity to rebond with them when it isn't trying to kill them.them for rejecting it.



* {{Expy}}: For the duration of the "Shiver" arc, it was one to [[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]].

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* {{Expy}}: For the duration of the "Shiver" arc, it was one to [[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]].Thing]], taking over and impersonating the members of an Arctic military installation while killing them one by one.
4th Jun '17 3:31:59 PM TheSwordsman
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* RedemptionFailure: The symbiote's cleansing by the Agents of the Cosmos is undone when it bonds to Mercurio, causing it to relapse back into its evil state. While it later comes to its senses, ''wanting'' to be good but struggling to suppress its violent urges, bonding to Lee Price and being tricked by Spider-Man causes it to fully revert back to its bloodthirsty, villainous self when it returns to Eddie Brock.

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* RedemptionFailure: The symbiote's cleansing by the Agents of the Cosmos is undone when it bonds to Mercurio, causing it to relapse back into its evil state. While it later comes to its senses, ''wanting'' to be good but struggling to suppress its violent urges, bonding to Lee Price and being tricked by Spider-Man causes it to fully mostly revert back to its bloodthirsty, villainous self when it returns to Eddie Brock. It still wants to do good but will now kill anyone that would in any way threaten to undo its bond with Eddie.
2nd Jun '17 12:40:13 AM Arawn999
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* RedemptionFailure: The symbiote's cleansing by the Agents of the Cosmos is undone when it bonds to Mercurio, and it ultimately reverts back to its bloodthirsty, villainous self.

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* RedemptionFailure: The symbiote's cleansing by the Agents of the Cosmos is undone when it bonds to Mercurio, causing it to relapse back into its evil state. While it later comes to its senses, ''wanting'' to be good but struggling to suppress its violent urges, bonding to Lee Price and being tricked by Spider-Man causes it ultimately reverts to fully revert back to its bloodthirsty, villainous self.self when it returns to Eddie Brock.



* TookALevelInBadass: In conjunction with TookALevelInJerkass: the symbiote was once the ''least'' violent member of its species, and was content with playing the part of a shape shifting costume. Three hosts later, the symbiote is considered a top-tier threat by SHIELD, will seize total control of its host's body unless chemically suppressed, can tank explosions and fire-blasts, and has shown that it is not afraid of abandoning unsatisfactory hosts and surviving prolonged periods on its own.[[note]]An experience which nearly killed its purportedly more powerful progeny, the Carnage symbiote.[[/note]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: In conjunction with TookALevelInJerkass: the symbiote was once the ''least'' violent evil member of the corrupted faction of its species, and was content with playing the part of "playing superhero" as a shape shifting costume. Three hosts later, the symbiote is considered a top-tier threat by SHIELD, will seize total control of its host's body unless chemically suppressed, can tank explosions and fire-blasts, and has shown that it is not afraid of abandoning unsatisfactory hosts and surviving prolonged periods on its own.[[note]]An experience which nearly killed its purportedly more powerful progeny, the Carnage symbiote.[[/note]]


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* YouNoTakeCandle: When the symbiote figures out how to speak, its grammar isn't exactly the best although it later learns how to speak articulately. ''Venom'' Vol. 3 portrays the symbiote lapsing back into this as its corruption worsens.
20th May '17 10:06:58 PM ImSpidey2
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After parting ways with Flash Thompson, the Venom symbiote searched for a worthy replacement host. It comes across Lee Price, an Army Ranger discharged from service following the loss of part of his left hand. To its chagrin, Price turns out to be a sociopath who uses it to start a career as a super villain; which was incredibly short-lived, as Eddie manipulated Spider-Man into containing the symbiote, rekindling its hatred for him. Eddie then broke the symbiote out of containment, and thus, the original Venom was born again.

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After parting ways with Flash Thompson, the Venom symbiote searched for a worthy replacement host. It comes across Lee Price, an Army Ranger discharged from service following the loss of part of his left hand. To its chagrin, Price turns out to be a sociopath who uses it to start a career as a super villain; which was incredibly short-lived, as Eddie Eddie, now a member of the FBI, manipulated Spider-Man into containing the symbiote, rekindling its hatred for him. Eddie then broke the symbiote out of containment, and thus, the original Venom was born again.
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After parting ways with Flash Thompson, the Venom symbiote searched for a worthy replacement host. It comes across Lee Price, an Army Ranger discharged from service following the loss of part of his left hand. To its chagrin, Price turns out to be a sociopath who uses it to start a career as a super villain.

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After parting ways with Flash Thompson, the Venom symbiote searched for a worthy replacement host. It comes across Lee Price, an Army Ranger discharged from service following the loss of part of his left hand. To its chagrin, Price turns out to be a sociopath who uses it to start a career as a super villain.
villain; which was incredibly short-lived, as Eddie manipulated Spider-Man into containing the symbiote, rekindling its hatred for him. Eddie then broke the symbiote out of containment, and thus, the original Venom was born again.
18th Mar '17 4:54:14 PM Arawn999
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* BenevolentBoss: Despite being callous and stoic, there were no indications he was cruel to his employees at Treece International. The same maid has also been working for him since at least Eddie's early childhood.

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* BenevolentBoss: Despite being callous and stoic, there were no indications he was cruel to his employees at Treece International.employees. The same maid has also been working for him since at least Eddie's early childhood.



* HonestCorporateExecutive: He's implied to be the CEO of Treece Internationals, or at least a high-ranking official, but there's no indications he's corrupt.

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* HonestCorporateExecutive: He's implied to be the CEO of Treece Internationals, or at least a high-ranking official, but there's no indications he's corrupt.
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