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** In ''Absolute Carnage'' #3, [[spoiler:the Venom symbiote calls the symbiote that Norman is bonded to "[its] spawn" despite Norman being bonded to the Grendel symbiote, not the Carnage symbiote]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** A massive horde of symbiote-infected people and animals was shown converging on Avengers Mountain in the "Everyone is a Target" page included in ''Invaders'' #7. This received no follow-up, and we're just left to assume that the swarm was dealt with off-panel by the Avengers.
** While Doppelganger eventually resurfaced as an inmate of the rebuilt Ravencroft, Demagoblin's fate following Dark Carnage's defeat has so far been left unrevealed, with the character last being seen in the tunnels beneath Ravencroft.


** Cletus Kasady's portion of the Carnage symbiote -- not seen since 2015's ''Carnage'' Vol. 2, was confirmed to have sacrificed itself saving him in ''Web of Venom: Carnage Born''.

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** Cletus Kasady's portion of the Carnage symbiote -- not seen since 2015's ''Carnage'' Vol. 2, was confirmed to have sacrificed itself saving him in ''Web of Venom: Carnage Born''. Donny Cates' ''Venom'' indicates that it used its codices to reconsititute itself by assimilating the Grendel symbiote, like it did to the Negative Zone symbiote that Cletus bonded to in ''Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man''.



** Lee Price -- not seen since 2017's ''Venom Inc.'' -- was killed off by Carnage in ''Free Comic Book Day Vol 2019 (Spider-Man/Venom)''.

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** Lee Price -- not seen since 2017's ''Venom Inc.'' -- was unceremoniously killed off by Carnage in ''Free Comic Book Day Vol 2019 (Spider-Man/Venom)''.



** In ''Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool'' #2, C-list villains Will O' the Wisp, Conundrum, and Freak are Carnagized and sent after Deadpool, [[spoiler:who proceeds to kill -- or at least incapacitate -- them]].


* BadassBoast: Carnage gets a bone-chilling one in Issue #3.
-->'''Carnage:''' Did you know that my mother went through electroshock treatments when she was pregnant with me? [[WorstAid This was before they would sedate you for that kind of thing.]] And then, you know... [[TragicStillbirth I died minutes after I was born]]... [[AntiChrist went to Hell... came back]]... [[ItsALongStory That's a whole thing.]] I've had therapists try to tell me these "early traumas" [[FreudianExcuse led to me being the way I am.]] I've heard it all, you know... I'm this way because of abuse, [[NewMediaAreEvil because of video games, or sex and violence on TV]], [[SocietyIsToBlame because of guns and knives and the wickedness of this mean old world]]. [[CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure But what none of them get]]... [[ForTheEvulz is those things didn't]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac make me what I am.]]'' I am made... ''of them''. [[IAmTheNoun I am abuse. I am sex and violence. I am the guns and the knives and the wickedness of this whole sick @#$%#&% world]]... You ''know'' my ''name''. ''Now'' '''''SCREAM''''' ''it.''


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* BadassBoast: Carnage gets a bone-chilling one in Issue #3.
-->'''Carnage:''' Did you know that my mother went through electroshock treatments when she was pregnant with me? [[WorstAid This was before they would sedate you for that kind of thing.]] And then, you know... [[TragicStillbirth I died minutes after I was born]]... [[AntiChrist went to Hell... came back]]... [[ItsALongStory That's a whole thing.]] I've had therapists try to tell me these "early traumas" [[FreudianExcuse led to me being the way I am.]] I've heard it all, you know... I'm this way because of abuse, [[NewMediaAreEvil because of video games, or sex and violence on TV]], [[SocietyIsToBlame because of guns and knives and the wickedness of this mean old world]]. [[CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure But what none of them get]]... [[ForTheEvulz is those things didn't]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac make me what I am.]]'' I am made... ''of them''. [[IAmTheNoun I am abuse. I am sex and violence. I am the guns and the knives and the wickedness of this whole sick @#$%#&% world]]... You ''know'' my ''name''. ''Now'' '''''SCREAM''''' ''it.''

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* MetaOrigin: If the Hulk's theory is correct then Knull is a manifestation of the One-Below All making him responsible for every Hulk and every symbiote.

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** In ''Venom'' #20, [[spoiler:the Maker is tasked with restoring Earth-1610, which -- as revealed in ''Spider-Men II'' and Miles Morales' ongoing -- is already restored]].


** The crossover itself ends with a big one, as [[spoiler: Knull has been released and is coming to Earth]].

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** The crossover ''Absolute Carnage'' miniseries itself ends with a big one, as [[spoiler: Knull has been released and is coming to Earth]].Earth]].
** The entire crossover proper ends with ''Venom'' #20, which has one as well -- Ultimate Reed Richards [[spoiler: is revealed to be trying to restore the Ultimate Marvel universe, and use symbiotes to travel to it, as part of his initiation in joining the Council of Reeds]].


** ''Absolute Carnage'' #5 ends with [[spoiler:Cletus Kasady being killed again, and Eddie both reclaiming the Venom symbiote and assimilating the Grendel symbiote into himself to become more powerful than ever. However, in doing so Knull is awakened, and he promptly destroys Klyntar, turns it into a massive fleet of symbiote-dragons, and sets out to destroy the cosmos once again. Oh, and Dylan finds out that Eddie is actually his father]].

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** ''Absolute Carnage'' #5 ends with [[spoiler:Cletus Kasady being killed again, and Eddie both reclaiming the Venom symbiote and assimilating the Grendel symbiote into himself to become more powerful than ever. However, in doing so Knull is awakened, and he promptly destroys Klyntar, turns it into a massive fleet of symbiote-dragons, and sets out to destroy the cosmos once again. The Maker is still out there, and Norman Osborn managed to get away (sans symbiote, thankfully). Oh, and Dylan finds out that Eddie is actually his father]].father]].
* DumbassNoMore: While never portrayed as downright ''stupid'', Cletus Kasady was always something of an impatient BookDumb crazed killer, whereas this story shows him organizing an operation that is massive in its scope and goals in real TheChessmaster fashion. Lampshaded when he shares a scene with Norman Osborn-as-Cletus Kasady, and is clearly exasperated at his former self's short-sightedness.



* DumbassNoMore: While never portrayed as downright ''stupid'', Cletus Kasady was always something of an impatient BookDumb crazed killer, whereas this story shows him organizing an operation that is massive in its scope and goals in real TheChessmaster fashion. Lampshaded when he shares a scene with Norman Osborn-as-Cletus Kasady, and is clearly exasperated at his former self's short-sightedness.



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: Whatever Dylan actually ''is'', Sleeper's attempt to bond with him results in the symbiote's tendrils suddenly turning to dust. He later [[MindControl bends Sleeper to his will]] to fight the Maker.]]

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: Whatever Dylan actually ''is'', Sleeper's attempt to bond with him results in the symbiote's tendrils suddenly turning to dust. He later [[MindControl bends Sleeper to his will]] to fight the Maker.Maker, and later still eradicates Norman Osborn's Grendel symbiote with a wave of his hand.]]


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* VillainExitStageLeft:
** [[spoiler:The Maker somehow slips away from the Hybrid symbiotes as they're being incinerated, taking his leave for parts unknown.]]
** [[spoiler:By the end of the story, Norman Osborn managed to escape after his clash with Spider-Man while the web-slinger was unconscious, though Dylan destroyed his part of the Grendel symbiote.]]


* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind:
** Or rather, bickering in the center of the mind, with Bruce Banner, Joe Fixit, Savage Hulk and Devil Hulk all discussing what to do when bonded to the Venom symbiote. After a vote, Bruce decides to side with it.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind:
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BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Or rather, bickering in the center of the mind, with Bruce Banner, Joe Fixit, Savage Hulk Hulk, and Devil Hulk all discussing what to do when bonded to the Venom symbiote. After a vote, Bruce decides to side with it.


** Or bicker in the center of the mind, with Bruce Banner, Joe Fixit, Savage Hulk and Devil Hulk all discussing what to do when bonded to a symbiote. After a vote, Bruce decides to side with it.

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** Or bicker rather, bickering in the center of the mind, with Bruce Banner, Joe Fixit, Savage Hulk and Devil Hulk all discussing what to do when bonded to a the Venom symbiote. After a vote, Bruce decides to side with it.


* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Or bicker in the center of the mind, with Bruce Banner, Joe Fixit, Savage Hulk and Devil Hulk all discussing what to do when bonded to a symbiote. After a vote, Bruce decides to side with it.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind:
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Or bicker in the center of the mind, with Bruce Banner, Joe Fixit, Savage Hulk and Devil Hulk all discussing what to do when bonded to a symbiote. After a vote, Bruce decides to side with it.



** ''Absolute Carnage: Scream'' ends with one. Instead of going to confront Carnage, the Scream symbiote [[spoiler: and its new host, Andi Benton, decide to call it quits when they fail to do anything to Norman Osborn's Carnage form, never mind Cletus' more powerful Dark Carnage, and bail]].

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** ''Absolute Carnage: Scream'' ends with one. Instead of going to confront Carnage, the Scream symbiote [[spoiler: and its new host, Andi Benton, decide to call it quits when they fail to do anything to Norman Osborn's Carnage form, never mind Cletus' more powerful Dark Carnage, and bail]].



** In ''Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel'', Dark Carnage is drawn with a spider emblem when he first appears, but that's subsequently corrected to Knull's dragon emblem.



* SwallowedWhole: In ''Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel'', Carol is swallowed whole by the Carnageized Chewie and ends up inside her stomach dimension, where she and Dark Carnage duke it out.



* TookALevelInBadass: According to Donny Cates, Carnage -- already one of the strongest street-level supervillains, and more than capable of fighting some of Marvel's stronger heroes -- has clawed his way further up the ranks to become a viable threat to some of Marvel's heaviest hitters thanks to bonding to the Grendel symbiote. Issue #4 cements this by having him [[spoiler:overpower even the Venomized Hulk, and the combined efforts of Captain America, Wolverine, and the Thing.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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According to Donny Cates, Carnage -- already one of the strongest street-level supervillains, and more than capable of fighting some of Marvel's stronger heroes -- has clawed his way further up the ranks to become a viable threat to some of Marvel's heaviest hitters thanks to bonding to the Grendel symbiote. Issue #4 cements this by having him [[spoiler:overpower even the Venomized Hulk, and the combined efforts of Captain America, Wolverine, and the Thing.]]
** In ''Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel'', Carol notes she's taken one compared to when Venom took over her in ''Siege''. [[spoiler:When the portion of the Grendel symbiote bonded to Chewie tries to take over her, she retorts that she's stronger than she was before and immolates it with her Binary powers.
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* AntiHero: The series reaffirms Venom as one; Despite his hard efforts to save the world, Eddie isn't above [[PragmaticHero taking advantage of Spidey's sense of guilt]] to trick him into protecting Dylan, and during the climax of the story [[spoiler: willingly kills Carnage and awakens Knull to save Dylan. It is worth noting that at that point Carnage had basically made it so that [[HeadsIwinTailsYouLose Knull would be awakened either way]], so Eddie merely decided to take the option that saved his son's life -- even if that means, be it on a technicality, that he himself released a HumanoidAomination.]]

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* AntiHero: The series reaffirms Venom as one; Despite his hard efforts to save the world, Eddie isn't above [[PragmaticHero taking advantage of Spidey's sense of guilt]] to trick him into protecting Dylan, and during the climax of the story [[spoiler: willingly kills Carnage and awakens Knull to save Dylan. It is worth noting that at that point Carnage had basically made it so that [[HeadsIwinTailsYouLose [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose Knull would be awakened either way]], so Eddie merely decided to take the option that saved his son's life -- even if that means, be it on a technicality, that he himself released a HumanoidAomination.HumanoidAbomination.]]


* SequelHook: ''Absolute Carnage: Scream'' ends with one. Instead of going to confront Carnage, the Scream symbiote [[spoiler: and its new host, Andi Benton, decide to call it quits when they fail to do anything to Norman Osborn's Carnage form, never mind Cletus' more powerful Dark Carnage, and bail]].

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* SequelHook: SequelHook:
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''Absolute Carnage: Scream'' ends with one. Instead of going to confront Carnage, the Scream symbiote [[spoiler: and its new host, Andi Benton, decide to call it quits when they fail to do anything to Norman Osborn's Carnage form, never mind Cletus' more powerful Dark Carnage, and bail]].bail]].
** The crossover itself ends with a big one, as [[spoiler: Knull has been released and is coming to Earth]].

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* ThanatosGambit: Cletus Kasady stages one in [[spoiler:the final issue of ''Absolute Carnage'' by manipulating Eddie into bonding to the codices extracted by the S.C.I.T.H.E. and putting him in a HeadsIwinTailsYouLose situation where he has to choose between letting Dark Carnage kill his son or killing Dark Carnage to save Dylan, with either choice resulting in Knull awakening]].


* ANtiHero: THe series reaffirms Venom as one; Despite his hard efforts to save the world, Eddie isn't above [[PragmaticHero taking advantage of Spidey's sense of guilt]] to trick him into protecting Dylan, and during the climax of the story [[spoiler: willingly kills Carnage and awakens Knull to save Dylan. It is worth noting that at that point Carnage had basically made it so that [[HeadsIwinTailsYouLose Knull would be awakened either way,]] so Eddie merely decided to take the option that saved his son's life-even if that means, be it on a technicality, that he himself will release an EdritchABomination.]]

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* ANtiHero: THe AntiHero: The series reaffirms Venom as one; Despite his hard efforts to save the world, Eddie isn't above [[PragmaticHero taking advantage of Spidey's sense of guilt]] to trick him into protecting Dylan, and during the climax of the story [[spoiler: willingly kills Carnage and awakens Knull to save Dylan. It is worth noting that at that point Carnage had basically made it so that [[HeadsIwinTailsYouLose Knull would be awakened either way,]] way]], so Eddie merely decided to take the option that saved his son's life-even life -- even if that means, be it on a technicality, that he himself will release an EdritchABomination.released a HumanoidAomination.]]



* ApocalypseCult: ''Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage'' finally puts a name to the symbiote-worshipping doomsdays cult: the Church of the New Darkness. [[spoiler:Shriek seems to take her role as spokesperson very seriously, managing to procure a cathedral in the shape of Knull's dragon emblem, as well as artwork and decorations depicting Knull's spiral emblem. [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter No explanation is given as to how she obtained these in a matter of weeks]], but given that the cult existed long before to Carnage's takeover it's possible they were pre-existing.]]

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* ApocalypseCult: ''Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage'' finally puts a name to the symbiote-worshipping doomsdays doomsday cult: the Church of the New Darkness. [[spoiler:Shriek seems to take her role as spokesperson very seriously, managing to procure a cathedral in the shape of Knull's dragon emblem, as well as artwork and decorations depicting Knull's spiral emblem. [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter No explanation is given as to how she obtained these in a matter of weeks]], but given that the cult existed long before to Carnage's takeover it's possible they were pre-existing.]]



* DumbassNoMore: While never portrayed as downright ''stupid'', Cletus Kasady was always something of an impatient BookDumb crazed killer, whereas this story shows him organizing an operation that is massive in its' scope and goals in real TheChessmaster fashion. Lampshaded when he shares a scene with Norman Osborn-as-Cletus Kasady, and is clearly exasperated at his former selfs' short-sightedness.

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* DumbassNoMore: While never portrayed as downright ''stupid'', Cletus Kasady was always something of an impatient BookDumb crazed killer, whereas this story shows him organizing an operation that is massive in its' its scope and goals in real TheChessmaster fashion. Lampshaded when he shares a scene with Norman Osborn-as-Cletus Kasady, and is clearly exasperated at his former selfs' self's short-sightedness.

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