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Hosts: Donna Diego, Patricia Robertson, Andrea Benton

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First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4

One of five symbiotes forcibly spawned from the Venom symbiote, Scream is yellow and red, and focuses on Prehensile Hair -like tendrils as its Weapon of Choice.

Scream's first host was Donna Diego, a security guard selected by the Life Foundation to serve as a superpowered bodyguard. The de-facto leader of the group, Donna, alongside Agony, Lasher, Phage, and Riot, attacked Eddie Brock, but were defeated and seemingly killed by Venom and Spider-Man. Donna and the other Life Foundation mercenaries returned, having somehow survived, and begged Eddie for training to control their symbiotes. Venom refused, believing them to be lost causes like Carnage, and his prediction eventually came true: Donna had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, which was made worse by her symbiote's bloodlust, and ultimately suffered a psychotic breakdown, killing the other symbiotes' hosts before going into hiding. When the Xenophage attacked, Donna resurfaced, having regained her sanity and control over her symbiote, and helped Venom defeat it. Afterward, she discovered the creature's ship, the tracker of which brought her an alternate dimension where Venom and Wolverine were in the middle of battling supervillains Chimera and Dirtnap. Scream aided the two in defeating the villains, freeing those Dirtnap had previously absorbed in the process, and she and Venom left on amicable enough terms. Some time later, however, Eddie, on a crusade against the symbiotes, lured her into a trap that disabled her symbiote, allowing him to stab her in the head with a heated dagger, killing both her and her symbiote.

Years later, the Scream symbiote was resurrected by Knull and — still bonded to Donna's skeleton and having imprinted her consciousness into itself — began rampaging. Separated from Donna's corpse by Patricia Robertson, it bonded to her and succumbed to Knull's control, attacking Andi Benton. After Patricia sacrificed herself in order to protect Andi from Carnage, the Scream symbiote bonded to her. While Andi initially resented being bonded to the symbiote, they eventually developed a sense of camaraderie and came to accept one another as found family.

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  • Adaptational Villainy: Tries to attack a daycare in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, which also gave her a Make Me Wanna Shout attack.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the video game Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety, her attack pattern is quite predictable compared to other Symbiotes, and thus she is arguably the easiest Symbiote boss to defeat.
  • All There in the Manual: The name Scream came from an action figure and the tie-in comic to The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, while Diego is from Civil War: Battle Damage Report. Both became 100% canon when she came Back for the Dead.
  • Back from the Dead: 7 years after dying at the hands of Eddie, the Scream symbiote was resurrected by her "grandfather" Knull during the events of Absolute Carnage.
  • Big Good: Decided to be this for any symbiote-bonded people still around after Planet of the Symbiotes. The only two she found (Zeena and George) were eaten by the Xenophage.
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  • Body Surf: In Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 it's revealed that the Scream symbiote imprinted Donna's psyche into itself, akin to what the Tyrannosaurus symbiote did to Rex Strickland, though this is abandoned by Scream: Curse of Carnage.
  • Breakout Character: Was originally just one of the Life Foundation symbiotes but was easily the most popular. She was brought back for Absolute Carnage, completely separate from her siblings, and would get an ongoing spinning out of the event. Not bad for a character who debuted with no name!
  • Breakout Villain: The only one of the Life Foundation symbiotes to appear in a main Spider-Man title, she was also included in the Universal Studios ride, and a game based on the 1990s animated series (despite never appearing in it).
  • Dark Action Girl: The most proactive of the Life Foundation team.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of its "father" Venom, like Venom Scream seeks to have a true symbiotic bond with its host and started as a super villain before mellowing out into a anti-hero alongside its host.
  • Enemy Mine: Scream teamed up with Venom against the Xenophage, Chimera, and Dirtnap.
  • Evil Redhead: More as Donna than Scream, who is mostly yellow.
  • Hearing Voices: After being resurrected, the symbiote had its own consciousness, Donna Diego's consciousness/codex, and Knull's will fighting for control, leaving Patricia Robertson overwhelmed when it bonded to her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By The Hunger and Tooth & Claw, though she disappeared at the end of those miniseries, so any heroics she went on to perform are left to the imagination.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Unlike most of its siblings Scream was able to become a anti-hero with its original host. However, being resurrected by Knull left it in a similar fate to its siblings, luckily Patricia and Andi helped it fight back against Knull's influence, keeping it as a Face.
  • Ironic Nickname: Referenced in Marvel: Avengers Alliance:
    Spider-Man: You know what's weird? She calls herself Scream even though symbiotes don't like sonic weapons.
  • Meanwhile, Back at the…: Didn't really become involved in the plot of the Tooth & Claw until the third and final issue. Until then, she spent the story stuck in the Xenophage's abandoned ship with a pair of teenage skateboarders. It was uncomfortable.
  • Most Common Superpower: Donna was quite busty, and the symbiote accentuated her figure. Both Patricia and Andi Benton continued this trend.
  • Multicolored Hair: The Scream symbiote has red and yellow "hair" — actually tendrils emulating the appearance of hair. In Absolute Carnage: Scream it appears black and yellow when the symbiote first bonds to Andi.
  • Not So Different: Eddie's rationale for killing Scream mirrors Donna's own rationale for killing the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts.
    Scream: (while killing Riot and Lasher) It had to be. We were corrupted by them! I had to kill Leslie... Carl... before their others took over. They want to spawn... to multiply... I can't let that happen.
    Eddie: (while killing Hybrid) Scott's been using Hybrid to suppress crime in his neighborhood. Done a fair job. But the demon will turn. Will become another spore. When the time comes it will spawn. I helped spread this alien plague. But I know now. And I know the cure.
  • Prehensile Hair: As Scream her hair was a mass of tendrils.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In human (at first) and symbiote form, Donna possesses very long hair..
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Sinister Syndicate in Universal's The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
  • Swallowed Whole: Dirtnap attempts to eat Scream and Venom, but they turned out to be indigestible.
  • Ten Little Murder Victims: The premise of Separation Anxiety: A depowered Eddie and a reporter are held captive in an Abandoned Warehouse by the Life Foundation symbiotes, and someone starts killing them off one by one...
  • To Serve Man: The Scream symbiote ate some civilians while Knullified during Absolute Carnage.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Scream had this dynamic with Agony during their time with the Life Foundation, being the only symbiotes to take female hosts.

Hosts of Scream

    Donna Diego 

Donna Diego

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Alter Ego: Scream

Host To: Scream

First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4

"I can hear it! I've always been able to hear mine. Even before I was united with it. The voices! The voices told me they were coming. Told me to be quiet about them. Told me what I had to do!"

A mercenary hired as private security by the Life Foundation, Donna Diego was bonded to the Scream symbiote — one of five offspring forcibly extracted from the Venom symbiote. After the Life Foundation's plots were foiled, Donna and the others — Lasher, Riot, Agony, and Phage — attempted to solicit Eddie Brock's help in learning to use their symbiotes for good. Succumbing to her schizophrenia, Donna had a psychotic breakdown and murdered the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts. Some time later, she returned in the wake of the Symbiote Invasion having dedicated herself to helping the symbiotes that wanted to peacefully coexist with their hosts, and teamed up with Venom to kill a Xenophage that had come to hunt them.

Donna was ultimately murdered by Eddie Brock in much the same way she'd killed her one-time comrades, and her body was dumped in an unmarked grave. Years later, the Scream symbiote was resurrected by Dark Carnage using the power of Knull, and puppeteered Donna's corpse until it bonded to Patricia Robertson.


  • Alliterative Name: Donna turned out to be the case when her surname was revealed.
  • Ambiguously Trained: After learning that she was schizophrenic, it was questioned how she ever passed muster as a PMC.
  • The Atoner: Tried to make up for murdering her teammates by helping those still bonded to symbiotes in the aftermath of Planet of the Symbiotes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her schizophrenia led her to murder the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts.
  • Back for the Dead: After a hiatus of 15 years, Scream was brought back solely to be killed by Eddie Brock.
  • Big "OMG!": When the china cabinet in her apartment turned out to be the Xenophage.
  • Dark Action Girl: The most proactive of the Life Foundation team.
  • Enemy Mine: Scream teamed up with Venom against the Xenophage, Chimera, and Dirtnap.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Donna got shorter hair to go with her newfound sanity post-Separation Anxiety.
  • Hearing Voices: Even before acquiring a symbiote, Donna suffered from schizophrenia. When her madness is revealed, Lasher outright wonders how she managed to pass the Life Foundation's psychological evaluations. In Absolute Carnage: Scream, the symbiote is shown to have inherited Donna's psychosis due to imprinting her consciousness into itself.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Turned kind of good, vanished, and was brought back to be killed by Eddie.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Donna was originally a villain, being a mercenary hired by the evil Life Foundation. After recovering from her psychotic episode, she dedicated herself to redeeming herself by helping people. Unfortunately Eddie Brock killed her in a manner resembling how she killed her one-time comrades.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: During a psychotic break, Donna became convinced symbiotes and all those who associated with them were evil, and it was her duty to slay them, resulting in her killing her "siblings" and very nearly Venom.
  • Karmic Death: Eddie killed Donna for the same reason she killed her teammates, and in almost the exact same way.
  • Knife Nut: Donna created a knife specifically designed to exterminate symbiotes. Ironically, it only succeeded in killing the hosts.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Donna was revealed to suffer from severe schizophrenia, which eventually led to her having a psychotic breakdown and murdering the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Yeah, she appears to have been designed with this in mind.
  • Power Born of Madness: Donna's psychosis enabled her to create a "Sonic Knife" that she used to kill the other Life Foundation symbiotes.
  • Prehensile Hair: Donna mainly used the symbiote to form prehensile hair-shaped tendrils.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Green eyes, red hair and the most significant of the Life Foundation symbiote hosts.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the original Life Foundation hosts, until Eddie killed her.
  • Swallowed Whole: By Dirtnap, but she turned out to be indigestible.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Like Venom she couldn't be properly digested by Dirtnap, so he eventually puked her back up.

    Patricia Robertson 

Patricia "Trish" Robertson

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As Scream

Alter Ego: Venom, Scream

Host To: Venom Clone (Later known as Mania), Scream

First Appearance: Venom #1; Venom #10 (as Venom); Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 (as Scream II)

"I was only Venom for a short time. But long enough. Long enough to do some damage. Long enough to earn some debt. Long enough to miss it."

Patricia Robinson was a communications specialist for the US Army, stationed in Antarctica. When a clone of the Venom symbiote was unleashed, it killed all of the personnel at her base, but Patricia fended it off, leaving her the sole survivor of the incident. She escaped with the aid of a nanorobotic alien known as the Suit, who, after implanting her with cybernetic augmentations, tricked the symbiote into bonding with her, the cybernetic implants allowing her to control it. Patricia was tricked into travelling to New York, many assuming her to be Venom, where her cybernetics malfunctioned and she lost control of the symbiote and fought Spider-Man and the real Venom before her cloned symbiote re-merged with the original Venom symbiote.

Years later, Patricia resurfaced, having trained to hunt down symbiotes using a small arsenal of anti-symbiote weaponry. Coming across the resurrected Scream symbiote, Patricia was taken over by it, and was sent to hunt Andi Benton before wrestling control back from the symbiote. Calling herself Scream, she attempted to save innocents while Carnage and his symbiote forces attempted to resurrect the symbiote god, Knull.


  • Bald Women: Patricia's head was completely shaved to give her the implants necessary to control the clone.
  • Body Horror: Patricia is knocked out, and wakes up bald, collared, and with a tube sticking out of the back of her skull. She is understandably upset.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps her hair cut short in the "Shiver" arc of Venom Vol. 1 and Absolute Carnage: Scream.
  • Cyborg: The Suit turned Patricia into one to enable her to control the symbiote.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Absolute Carnage: Scream focuses on her for its first two issues before shifting to Andi Benton in its last, the Scream symbiote bonding to Andi after Patricia's death.
  • Evil Is Bigger: As Venom, she is depicted to be at a very large size.
  • Expy: In the "Shiver" arc of the Venom series, the Venom clone was a carbon copy of the Thing, to go with the Whole Plot Reference.
  • Fan Disservice: There are a lot of creepy scenes involving Patricia and the Venom clone, which get so much worse after Patricia loses her hair and has metal things stuck in the back of her head.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies while trying to protect the injured Andi Benton.
  • Legacy Character:
    • Patricia was one of many hosts of the Venom symbiote's clone, Mania — and Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 reveals that she has a grudge against Andi Benton for "stealing" the symbiote and then losing it to Lee Price.
    • After stripping the Scream symbiote from Donna Diego's skeleton in Absolute Carnage: Scream #1, Patricia is taken over by it and has a brief mental dialogue with the symbiote — which had imprinted Donna's psyche into itself — before they're taken over by Knull.
  • Most Common Superpower: As revealed in Venom Vol. 1 #15, she's very busty, though it didn't show under her arctic gear.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
  • Out with a Bang: Patricia seduces Agent Whitaker, kills him, and impersonates him the following day. Whether they had sex is left ambiguous.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: When a rowdy, drunk Shield Agent groped her at a dive bar, she knocked him out by flicking a golf ball into his face, then hit another lecher with a pool cue.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Her Venom form is coloured as being purple-black in comparison to Eddie's blue-black Venom form.
  • Put on a Bus: Patricia hasn't been seen since the ending of the series, aside from a brief pseudo-cameo.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Spider-Man mistook Patricia for Eddie due to their Venom forms being nigh-identical.
  • Scary Teeth: While struggling to control the symbiote through sheer force of will, she undergoes a Partial Transformation that turns her teeth into fangs.
  • Ten Little Murder Victims: The Shiver arc has the symbiote's clone infiltrate the Christmastown military base, taking over and killing the inhabitants one by one with Patricia and the Suit trying to stop it.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Pat disappeared for a good decade-and-a-half after the miniseries ended in 2004. Up until her return in Absolute Carnage, the only reference to her subsequent to the series has been in the rundown of all the pre-Mac Gargan Venoms given in Mighty Avengers #8.

    Andi Benton 

Andrea "Andi" Benton

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As Mania
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As Scream
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As Silence

Alter Ego: Andrea "Andi" Benton

Host To: Mania, Scream, Silence

First Appearance: Venom Vol. 2, #31; Venom Vol. 2, #38 (as Mania); Absolute Carnage: Scream #3 (as Scream III), Extreme Carnage: Lasher (as Silence)

"Venom? Puh-leeze! Let'cha in on a lil' secret, asswipes. I'm nastier. Angrier. And way scarier than Venom. He's a big softie. I'm Mania. I'm the vicious cat, and I came to scratch out some eyes."

A teenage girl who lived in the apartment above Flash's and goes to the high school where is an assistant gym coach, Andi noticed something was unusual about her teacher and learned that he was Agent Venom. Shortly afterwards, her family was attacked by Jack O'Lantern in an attempt to get to Flash, her father dying in this attack. When Flash extended the Venom symbiote in an attempt to protect Andi, the cloned portion it had previously reabsorbed separated and bonded to her, and she would go onto dub herself Mania.

She also later learned that the portion of the symbiote she possessed contained the hell mark bestowed upon Venom by Mephisto and possibly the demon Daimon Hellstrom had possessed him with. She later lost her symbiote, but would retain her hell mark and its demonic powers and continued to fight crime in Philadelphia.

After being hunted by Carnage during his quest to resurrect Knull, Andi ran into Patricia Robertson while she was bonded to the Scream symbiote. The two worked to protect innocents before Patricia was killed by Cletus Kasady, her symbiote bonding to Andi and turning her into the third Scream. Alone and stranded in New York, Andi struggled with depression and PTSD before being dragged into a new conflict with another primordial symbiote, Grendel's Mother, which sought to claim the Scream symbiote as her surrogate daughter.

When Cletus Kasady returned from death, he put out a call to the Life Foundation symbiotes and others stranded on Earth to give in to their darker impulses and unite with him in Washington, DC. Scream tried to fight off her "brother's" influence, but eventually gave in, forcing Andi to use her Hellmark on her own symbiote before being captured. The remnants of Scream were given to Dr. Steven, who, in a bid to save it, infused Scream with a sample of Flash Thompson's Anti-Venom symbiote. This created a new symbiote that then bonded to Andi, which introduced itself to her with a name meant to signal the absence of Scream — Silence.


  • Alternate Self:
    • One of the alternate timelines or futures glimpsed by the Rigellian Recorder in Deadpool & the Mercs for Money #5 showed Mania as a member of a team that included Valkyrie, Adam Warlock, a female Vision, and what looked like the Superior Spider-Man.
    • A grown-up Andi was shown in the "Venom Beyond" arc of Donny Cates' Venom as one of the Sym-Soldiers working under Agent Venom.
  • Ambiguously Gay: In Scream: Curse of Carnage, Andi encounters a fellow homeless girl named Guinevere who acts flirtatiously towards her; and despite her best efforts to be standoffish and push Guinevere away Andi finds herself being playful towards her, confusing both the Scream symbiote and herself. The series being Cut Short kiboshed the development of any relationship between Andi and Guinevere, and when Clay McLeod Chapman was asked whether he'd planned to make Andi a lesbian or bisexual he teasingly replied that he would never tell.
  • Anti-Hero: Andi is more than willing to mow down any crook who gets between her and Lord Ogre. Flash tries to restrain her, but isn't very successful.
  • Anime Hair: As Mania, Andi gains a spiky hairdo resembling Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • The Apprentice: Venom tells Spider-Man that Mania is his protégé. According to Cullen Bunn, Toxin (Eddie Brock) also took her under his wing before being apprehended by the FBI.
  • Badass Boast: Mania threatened to stomp a mud-hole through Mephisto, and when she made her debut gave a group of Lord Ogre's henchmen a chilling little introduction.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Can transform her arms into scythe or sword-like blades.
  • Breath Weapon: After first bonding to the Scream symbiote she blasts Dark Carnage with a torrent of hellfire exhaled from her jaws.
  • Brought Down to Badass: While the Mania symbiote was stolen by Lee Price at the beginning of Venom Inc., Andi still had the Hell-Mark's demonic powers.
  • The Bus Came Back: Despite Flash essentially adopting her and promising to help rid her of the Hell Mark at the end of Venom Vol. 2, he joined up with the Guardians of the Galaxy with nary a mention or thought of her, leading to fans fearing she'd been Killed Offscreen by the DOA or Toxin. It's revealed that Flash told her he was leaving, but he essentially forgot all about her after going into space and that the Hell Mark subsequently corrupted both her and her symbiote.
  • Call-Back: Andi was bonded to the clone of the Venom symbiote created way back in 2003's Shiver arc.
  • The Corruption: Venom: Space Knight reveals that the Hell-Mark has corrupted her symbiote, causing it to take complete control of her and slaughter criminals. It then transferred to her and turned her evil until she was injected with an elixir that suppressed its influence.
  • Dark Action Girl: A female Kid Anti-Hero who kicks ass and takes names with a demonically-enhanced alien parasite for a costume.
  • Demon of Human Origin: In Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre, she uses the Hell-Mark to turn into a demon in order to even the odds against Carnage. It doesn't work.
  • Demonic Possession: Bears Mephisto's hell mark and possibly Daimon Hellstrom's demon.
  • Depending on the Artist:
    • Declan Shalvey intended her to be in her early-to-mid teens and an aversion to the Most Common Superpower trope, and was unhappy with how she was drawn by R.B. Silva and Gerardo Sandoval — who left out her facial piercings and greatly increased her bust size starting with Venom: Space Knight.
    • In her first appearance as Scream, Andi was initially drawn with black hair and a red lower jaw to distinguish her from Donna and Patricia's appearances; though in Scream: Curse of Carnage she's drawn as identical to them.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Scream: Curse of Carnage opens with her in the middle of one, being alone in New York with everyone she cares about either having abandoned her or having been killed. It gets so bad that she tries to kill herself by jumping off the top of a bridge, only for the Scream symbiote to save her.
  • Discard and Draw: Aside from blasting Carnage with a torrent of hellfire in Absolute Carnage: Scream #3, she's pretty much never shown using her symbiote and Hell-Mark together, which makes them seem mutually exclusive. 'King in Black'' reveals that's not the case.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Andi's eyes glow red when her Hell-Mark activates.
  • Horrifying the Horror: The Mania symbiote is revealed to actually be afraid of the Hell Mark-corrupted Andi in Venom: Space Knight #12.
  • I Work Alone: Owing to a combination of PTSD and abandonment issues, Andi tries her hardest to push everyone away from her, afraid that if she makes friends or falls in love those people will only end up dead.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Mania sees Eddie Brock as being an inferior Venom to Flash Thompson in Venomverse, sneering that he's not her Venom.
  • Interrupted Suicide: At the beginning of Scream: Curse of Carnage, Andi gives in to despair and throws herself off a bridge but is saved by the Scream symbiote.
  • Kid Hero: While her age has never been stated, she attends high-school and Declan Shalvey envisioned her as being in her early-to-mid teens.
  • Kid Hero All Grown Up: By the time of Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre, Andi has graduated from or dropped out of high school and is struggling to adjust to civilian life while coping with the loss of her symbiote and the death of her mentor/father-figure. In Scream: Curse of Carnage, she falls on hard times after having her remaining family killed, being stranded in New York, and bonding to the Scream symbiote.
  • Kid Sidekick: As Mania she played this role to Agent Venom, initially with great reluctance.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Despite promising Flash that she'll wait for him to get back from checking up Daimon Hellstrom, she goes on a rampage the moment he boards the plane.
  • Legacy Character: She's the third Scream, after Donna Diego and Patricia Robertson.
  • Little Miss Badass: When she was only a high-school student, she threatened Mephisto, a powerful demon-lord.
  • Mark of the Beast: Her Hell-Mark manifests as a flaming pentagram either on her chest or forehead.
  • Mind Manipulation: Can take control of demons using the Hell Mark.
  • Missing Mom: Andi's mother left when she was young, forming the root of Andi's abandonment issues.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: When pissed off she manifests a mouth full of fangs. When rampaging against the fake Jack O'Lantern, her whole face becomes a massive Lamprey Mouth out of sheer hatred and bloodlust.
  • Most Common Superpower: Andi was originally designed by Delcan Shalvey as a deliberate aversion to this, being flat-chested. To Delcan's dismay, beginning in Venom: Space Knight she was drawn with an increasingly large chest, with her Scream form being just as busty as Donna and Patricia's.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Andi comes to her senses and sees the destruction she caused as a result of succumbing to the Hell-Mark in Venom: Space Knight, she's horrified.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: Leaving aside her choice of alias, as Mania Andi sports a loose belt, knee-pads, vambrace, bangles, and army boots, all studded with spikes. She's also more vicious and unrestrained than Flash is.
  • Oh, Crap!: When she realizes Lord Ogre wasn't bluffing about the dead man's switch-rigged bio-bomb.
  • Out of Focus: She disappeared for the majority of Venom: Space Knight, and only returned in Venom Inc. so that Lee Price could steal her symbiote.
  • Playing with Fire: One of the powers granted by the hellmark, and one she retains after being separated from her symbiote. She later uses it against Lee Price and Hybrid to great effect.
  • Possession Implies Mastery: One of the things that tipped Flash off to the fact that something was off about Mania was how fast she mastered the symbiote's abilities.
  • Prehensile Hair: As Scream, Andi's hair initially wasn't nearly as long as Donna's and Patricia's, but she can still extend it into tendrils.
  • Put on a Bus: Andi was left to fill in for Flash on Earth while he served with the Guardians of the Galaxy, to the point Flash literally forgot about her and had to return after being informed her symbiote was corrupted. She's been put back on the bus after Venom Inc., going back to Philadelphia to act as its protector while Flash stayed in New York to "keep Brock and Spidey from killing each other".
  • Rebellious Spirit: She has numerous facial piercings, dyes her haeswir purple, and routinely cuts class.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When the fake Jack O'Lantern kills her father, Andi tried to tear him apart and smother him with the symbiote, even though she knew he'd been hypnotized by the real Jack O'Lantern, until Flash called her off. She also swore revenge against Lord Ogre and was even willing to detonate the dead man's switch he had connected to a bioweapon powerful enough to take out half of Philly, reasoning that the symbiote would make her immune to the fallout.
  • Rubber Man: She can stretch her limbs to attack foes at a distance.
  • The Slacker: Was this before Jack O'Lantern paid her and her father a visit. In Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre she's revealed to be chronically late for work, and jokes that if her boss thinks she's lazy now he should've seen her in high-school.
  • Speak in Unison: Does this with Agent Venom to annoy him while they're threatening Crossbones and Master Mayhem.
  • Street Urchin: After Venom left for space, Andi ended up living in the sewers. After being stranded in New York in the wake of Absolute Carnage, she's stuck living at the F.E.A.S.T. shelter and spends most of her nights invoking Mugging the Monster by hunting would-be rapists to vent her anger and despair on.
  • Summon Magic: Andi can use her Hell-Mark to summon demons, which lands her on a suspect list in Monsters Unleashed #2 when giant monsters start popping up.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: When the corrupted Mania symbiote retracts from her after a night of violence, Andi huddles into a fetal position, crying and begging for help.
  • Vague Age: It's never made expressly clear how old Andi is at any point, just that she was in high-school in her first appearance and had been graduated for some time by the events of Absolute Carnage.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: At the beginning of Scream: Curse of Carnage, Andi hated being bonded to the Scream symbiote and rejected its attempts to help and protect her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Has been on the receiving end of several from Flash regarding her less-than-heroic behaviour. She responds with You're Not My Father, but in the end they share a heartfelt hug.
  • You're Not My Father:
    • When Flash starts getting overly protective of her and disrupting her Roaring Rampage of Revenge, Mania yells at him that he is not her father. This is enough to shock Flash out of his monstrous Venom form, though they later reconcile with a hug, and it's clear that she does view him as a surrogate father.
    • In Scream: Curse of Carnage, when she's confronted by an undead symbiote-monster impersonating her mother for a second time, she doesn't fall for it and angrily rips it to shreds. She also repudiates Big Mother's attempts to claim the Scream symbiote as her "daughter".
  • You Killed My Father: The reason she wanted Lord Ogre dead was that the bounty he put on Flash got her father killed.
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