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    Billy 

Billy

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Alter Ego: Phage

Host To: Phage

First Appearance: Absolute Carnage: Speration Axiety

A young boy taken over by the Phage symbiote after it was corrupted by Knull.


  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name was never revealed.
  • Spider Limbs: One of the hallmarks of his Phage form was that the symbiote's customary back-spikes extended into blade-tipped arachnoid limbs.

    Buck Cashman 

Buck Cashman

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Alter Ego: Bullet, Phage

Host To: Phage

First Appearance: Daredevil Vol. 1 #250 (January 1988)

A covert operative from an unnamed government agency, Buck Cashman tells his autistic son that he's a James Bond expy that is doing his part to prevent World War III (which his son is irrationally afraid of). In reality, Cashman receives most of his orders from a corrupt Pentagon official with ties to the Kingpin, and most of his missions are False Flag Operations designed to protect Fisk's criminal interests. Having clashed with Daredevil numerous times, Bullet is one of the few villains Matt cannot truly bring to justice, as his position in the agency grants him immunity from prosecution even when he is captured.


See Marvel Comics Organized Crime

    Carl Mach 

Carl Mach

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Alter Ego: Phage

Host To: Phage

First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4

A mercenary hired as private security by the Life Foundation, Carl Mach was bonded to the Phage symbiote — one of five offspring forcibly extracted from the Venom symbiote. Ostensibly the leader of the group, after the Life Foundation's plots were foiled, Carl and the others — Lasher, Riot, Agony, and Scream — attempted to solicit Eddie Brock's help in learning to use their symbiotes for good. When Donna Diego (Scream) succumbed to her schizophrenia and had a psychotic breakdown, Carl was murdered alongside the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts.


    Changmire 

Changmire

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Alter Ego:

Host To: Emperor N'Jadaka's symbiote

First Appearance: Black Panther Vol. 6 #2


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    Claire Dixon 

Claire Dixon

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Alter Ego: Raze, Special Agent Claire Dixon

Host To: Raze

First Appearance: Carnage Vol. 2 #1

"No one controls me, Brock. I get it now — the symbiote is a tool. It makes us who we truly are. That's why I never trusted you. The symbiote exposed you as the killer you were born to be. Me? I'm a weapon!"

An FBI Agent assigned to hunt down Carnage as the leader of the Anti-Symbiote Task Force, and Eddie Brock's handler as Agent Toxin. She was infected with the Carnage symbiote's Darkhold-spawned offspring and became Raze, but was freed from his control and sacrificed herself to save her team from him. She was later resurrected by the Darkhold's eldritch magic, and returned to leading the Anti-Symbiote Task Force after Eddie went AWOL.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Victoria Montesi cuts off her right arm to free Toxin when she and Carnage grab him. Claire regenerates it thanks to her symbiote.
  • Back from the Dead: She died in Eddie Brock's arms, but the power of the Darkhold resurrected her and is implied to be influencing her behavior.
  • Bad Boss: She is condescending and downright hateful towards Eddie Brock, and was more than happy to kill him if it meant Carnage would die as well. She also had Mac Gargan outfitted with a taser powerful enough to knock him out, in case he went AWOL like he'd done with the Thunderbolts and Dark Avengers.
  • Badass Back: A Broodling of Chthon tries to attack her from behind while she's preoccupied with reading a journal left behind by 19th century whalers. The Raze symbiote promptly impales it on a dozen-odd tendrils without Claire even reacting.
  • Depower: She's stripped of her symbiote by Jubulile, but she retains a measure of eldritch power courtesy of the Darkhold.
  • Face–Monster Turn: She starts out as a but well-intentioned but prejudiced FBI agent, but is transformed into one of the very monsters she loathes... and outwardly embraces it. Inwardly, however, she suffers an existential crises as she tries to figure out where Claire Dixon ends and where Raze begins.
  • Fantastic Racism: She thinks Eddie Brock is just as much a monster as Cletus Kasady because of his actions as Venom, and because she thinks he willingly bonded to the Toxin symbiote.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When facing off against Spider-Woman, her eyes glow yellow as she draws on the Darkhold's power.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When Carnage attempts to impale the task force members with a flurry of tendrils, Claire shields her former team with her body and refuses to be healed afterwards.
  • Jagged Mouth: As Raze, she has black teeth that blend into the rest of her face, to the point where it appears she has No Mouth.
  • Just Following Orders: After returning from the dead she bears no ill-will to Eddie himself, capturing him because she was ordered to obtain his symbiote's latest offspring. Despite having a concussion, she saves Eddie from being killed by the Scorpion, and when told Venom's spawn was stillborn she sincerely apologized to him for his loss.
  • Living Weapon: She describes herself as being one after bonding to the Raze symbiote.
  • Only a Flesh Wound:
    • She's injured in a cave-in, but prioritizes putting a stop to Carnage over receiving medical treatment.
    • Despite suffering from a major concussion, she makes her way to Alchemax's xenobiology lab in order to stop the Scorpion from killing Eddie before passing out from her injuries.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Brock." It's also her last words until her resurrection.
  • Reforged into a Minion: She's captured by Carnage, who uses her as a guinea pig to test his eldritch symbiote powers, turning her into Raze.
  • Start X to Stop X: The FBI's plan was to use monsters (Man-Wolf and Toxin) to stop a monster (Carnage). Dixon isn't very gung-ho about it, especially viewing using Toxin as an absolute last resort.
  • Transhuman Treachery: After becoming Raze, she declares herself to be a weapon. Her true thoughts on the matter are more complex, as she suffers an existential crisis due to Carnage's influence over her.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Claire pops back up in NYC helping the FBI recapture Eddie, who had since returned to being Venom. After she captures him, Eddie speculates that her exposure to the Darkhold's eldritch power through the Raze symbiote had something to do with it, and that she's not entirely who or what she was prior to her death.
    Eddie: You died. On that island. You died in my arms.
    Claire: Think about your lifestyle, Brock. Who do you know who hasn't died and turned up again? Didn't you die once?
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Eddie helped save her from being trapped in the mine, and she repays him by trying to bury him.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: She develops an interest in Jubulile van Scotter, who is also bonded to one of the Carnage symbiote's Darkhold-altered spawn.

    Cortland Kasady 

Cortland Kasady

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Alter Ego: Plague

Host To: Plague

First Appearance: Ruins of Ravencroft: Carnage #1

The ancestor of Cletus Kasady, Cortland was a 17th century English settler whose lover — Mary Ravencroft — was captured by a symbiote-worshipping cult. While attempting to rescue her,note  Cortland was captured and bonded to a symbiote, turning him into a bloodthirsty serial killer.


  • Beard of Evil: A full red beard and after becoming a symbiote worshipper, very evil.
  • Evil Redhead: Just like his distant descendant Cletus.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Prior to his run-in with the Others, he was an all-around decent person who dearly loved Molly Ravencroft. Afterwards, he became a bloodthirsty symbiote-worshipping cannibal.
  • In the Blood: Cortland being forcibly recruited into the symbiote-worshipping cult is implied to be the reason why his descendants Roscoe and Cletus were a violent abuser and a serial killer of unprecedented bloodlust respectively.
  • Life Drinker: As Plague, Cortland is able to drain the life-force from others.
  • Revenant Zombie: During Planet of the Symbiotes, Knull reanimates Cortland in the same way he did Cletus, bringing him back as symbiote-possessed corpse capable of absorbing the life-force of others.
  • Serial Killer: Cortland became the first American serial killer after being corrupted by the symbiote-worshipping cult.
  • Wingding Eyes: After being forcibly recruited by the symbiote-worshipping cult, he's shown with red spirals for irises.

    Donna Diego 

Donna Diego

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Alter Ego: Scream

Host To: Scream

First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4

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 one of the 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.

    Edward "Eddie" Brock 

Edward "Eddie" Brock

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Alter Ego: Venom

Host To: Venom, Mania, Anti-Venom, Toxin, Sleeper, Tyrannosaurus, Carnage

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man #18 (September, 1986)


See Venom: Main Hosts

    Erik Killmonger 

Erik Killmonger

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Alter Ego: N'Jadaka, Killmonger

Host To: Emperor N'Jadaka's symbiote

First Appearance: Jungle Action Vol. 2 #6


See Erik Killmonger
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    Eugene "Flash" Thompson 

Flash Thompson

Alter Ego: Agent Venom, Agent Anti-Venom

Host To: Venom, Anti-Venom II

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15


See Venom: Main Hosts

    Ego the Necroworld 

Ego the Necroworld

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Alter Ego: Egros, Ego the Living Planet

Host To: All-Black

First Appearance: Mighty Thor #700


  • Black Eyes of Crazy: While corrupted by All-Black, Ego's remaining eye is shown with a black sclera and pupilless red iris.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: While Loki spent almost a century whispering words of madness into Ego's ear, Ego almost tore himself apart trying to kill him. Ego finally gave up All-Black, whereupon Loki promptly used it to rip Ego to shreds.
  • Eye Scream: Black Galactus smashed a planetoid into Ego's right eye, which the All-Black symbiote didn't bother healing.
  • Eating the Enemy: He ate Black Galactus, the Kree'ar Empire, the Celestials, and the last of the Acanti space-whales.

    Frances Barrison 

Frances Barrison

Alter Ego: Frances Louise Barrison, Shriek, Sandra Deel, Demagoblin

Host To: Scorn

First Appearance: Spider-Man Unlimited #1

See Spider-Man: Rogues Gallery, I to Z


    Galactus 

Galactus

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Alter Ego: Galan, Old Galactus, Black Galactus

Host To: All-Black

First Appearance: Thor: God of Thunder #19.NOW


See Galactus

    Gemma Shin 

Gemma Shin

Alter Ego: Agony

Host To: Agony

First Appearance: Extreme Carnage Alpha #1 (July, 2021)

Gemma Shin was the Deputy Communications Director of Senator Peter Krane who became bonded to the Agony Symbiote.


    Gorr 

Gorr

Alter Ego: God Butcher; God of God Butchers

Host To: All-Black

First Appearance: Thor: God of Thunder #2


See The Mighty Thor Enemies

    Howard Ogden 

Howard Ogden

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Alter Ego: Riot

Host To: Riot

First Appearance: Carnage, U.S.A. #2 (January, 2012)


  • Ceiling Cling: Howard's symbiote-augmented legs allow him to stick to surfaces.
  • Guns Akimbo: Howard's preferred method of attack.
  • Handicapped Badass: Like Flash Thompson, Howard is missing his legs and uses the symbiote as a prosthetic.
  • Knife Nut: Howard's weapon of choice is a knife.
  • The Quiet One: Howard is explicitly described as such.

    James "Logan" Howlett 

James "Logan" Howlett

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Bonded to Tyrannosaurus

Alter Ego: Wolverine

Host To: Tyrannosaurus, Mania, Carnage

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk #180


See Wolverine

    James Murphy 

James Murphy

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Alter Ego: Agony

Host To: Agony

First Appearance: Carnage, U.S.A. #2


    J. Jonah Jameson 

J. Jonah Jameson

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Alter Ego:

Host To: Dark Carnage

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #1


See Spider-Man: Daily Bugle

    John Jameson 

John Jonah Jameson III

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Alter Ego: Man-Wolf

Host To: Carnage, Dark Carnage

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #1


See Spider Man: Supporting Characters

    Jubulile van Scotter 

Jubulile van Scotter

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Alter Ego: Jubulile van Scotter

Host To: Unnamed symbiote, Toxin, Raze

First Appearance: Carnage Vol. 2 #6

A teenager from South Africa who had a chance encounter with Carnage while trying to circumnavigate the globe in her late father's boat, and was infected with an offshoot of his symbiote. Joining the Anti-Symbiote Task Force, Jubulile used her new psychic link to Carnage to help them track him. Absorbing the Toxin and Raze symbiotes into her own, Jubulile battled and defeated the eldritch god Chthon, returning to South Africa once the ordeal was over.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Cletus calls her Jujubee, initially by accident and later just to annoy her.
  • Attack Backfire: Cletus bonds her to a part of the Carnage symbiote to turn her into a minion. Instead it empowers her and enables her to escape him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When she's attacked by a Broodling of Chthon, she easily defeats it using her symbiote-augmented strength.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Jubulile almost literally does so, blasting the evil Elder God Chthon with a massive beam of light magic.
  • Failed a Spot Check: She failed to notice that Cletus's body had fully healed and his legs reappeared a few hours after she discovered him badly burned and legless.
  • Light 'em Up: After her symbiote manifests, one of its powers is firing beams of light energy.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jubulile is understandably terrified when the man she rescued turns into a monster right in front of her.
  • Protectorate: Eddie Brock seems surprisingly protective of her, considering she's bonded to a symbiote.
  • Psychic Link: As a result of having been bonded to the Carnage symbiote's Darkhold-corrupted spawn, she can sense Cletus's emotions and presence, view his memories, and shares his pain when he's hurt.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After she's infected by the Darkhold-altered spawn of Carnage symbiote, her eyes turn solid red when she taps into its power.
  • Super Mode: When empowered by the Darkhold, her symbiote takes on the form of an angelic knight.
  • The Symbiote: Jubulile is infected with a Darkhold-augmented spawn of the Carnage symbiote, which she amalgamates Hybrid-style with the Toxin and Raze symbiotes to create a pink flight-capable symbiote. When further empowered by the Darkhold, it transforms into a white angelic knight, but disperses into wisps of pink and gold smoke after Chthon is vanquished, leaving the Toxin symbiote's status up in the air.
  • Tagalong Kid: She's a sixteen year-old girl with no combat experience, accompanying a team comprised of a Badass Normal soldier, a soldier-turned-alien werewolf, a symbiote-augmented former serial killer, and the half-human child of an Eldritch Abomination. Her navigational skills and ability to sense Carnage keep her from being The Load.

    Knull 

Knull

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Alter Ego:

Host To: All-Black, Unnamed Symbiote, Grendel (through remote piloting)

First Appearance: Thor: God of Thunder #6 (unnamed)


See Venom: Rogues Gallery

    Lasher (War Dog) 

Lasher (War Dog)

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Alter Ego: Lasher, Hybrid

Host To: Lasher, Hybrid

First Appearance: Carnage, U.S.A. #2 (January, 2012)

A comatose German Shepherd war-dog, made the host of the Lasher symbiote. The sole surviving member of the Mercury Team after Carnage butchered them, she became the host of the Hybrid symbiote amalgam. With her symbiote corrupted by Knull, she was seemingly killed when they abandoned her to bond to a dysfunctional suburban family.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The dog has been referred to as male and female.
  • Handicapped Badass: The German Shepherd that serves as the symbiote's second host was in a coma, but that didn't stop her from putting the run on the Doppelgänger. As of Deadpool vs. Carnage, she's fully awake and active.
  • Heroic Dog: The German Shepherd, especially now that she's become the new Hybrid.
  • Jagged Mouth: In her first appearance, the Lasher Hound's mouth was lined by green fangs that blend into her snout.
  • Sole Survivor: The dog was the sole survivor of Carnage's massacre of Mercury Team, at least until Absolute Carnage: Seperation Anxiety.
  • Stock Animal Diet: After taking a chunk out of the Doppelgänger, Lasher settled down to finish off a half-eaten cow and was seen chomping down a huge bone.
  • Super Senses: The symbiote-augmented German Shepherd could scent any target in a five-hundred mile radius.
  • Team Pet: The Lasher hound, even though it's the actual host of the symbiote.
  • Third Eye: The Lasher hound has an eye in the middle of her forehead.
  • Uncertain Doom: It's implied the Hybrid symbiote killed her in Absolute Carnage: Seperation Anxiety, as she isn't seen after they separate from her.

    Leslie Gesneria 

Leslie Gesneria

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Alter Ego: Agony

Host To: Agony

First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4

A mercenary hired as private security by the Life Foundation, Leslie Gesneria was bonded to the Phage symbiote — one of five offspring forcibly extracted from the Venom symbiote. After the Life Foundation's plots were foiled, Leslie and the others — Lasher, Riot, Phage, and Scream — attempted to solicit Eddie Brock's help in learning to use their symbiotes for good. When Donna Diego (Scream) succumbed to her schizophrenia and had a psychotic breakdown, Leslie was murdered alongside the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts.

    Loki Laufeyson 

King Loki

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Alter Ego: Loki the Necrogod

Host To: All-Black

First Appearance: Loki: Agent of Asgard #1


See Loki

    Marcus Simms 

Marcus Simms

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Alter Ego: Lasher

Host To: Unnamed symbiote

First Appearance: Carnage, U.S.A. #2 (January, 2012)


  • The Leader: Marcus was the leader of the Mercury Team.
  • Too Many Mouths: Marcus issues commands to the Lasher hound through a mouth on his forearm, created by the tendril "leash" that connects him to the dog.

    Mary Jane Watson 

Mary Jane Watson (Earth-65)

Alter Ego: Carnage

Host To: "MJarnage"

First Appearance: King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #1


See Spider-Gwen

    Miles Morales 

Miles Morales

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Alter Ego: Spider-Man

Host To: Dark Carnage

First Appearance: Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 (August, 2019)


See Miles Morales

    Mitch 

Mitch

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Alter Ego: Phage

Host To: Phage

First Appearance: Extreme Carnage: Phage #1 (July, 2021)

Mitch is Buck Cashman's hunting dog, at some point the Phage symbiote bonded with him.


    M'lanz 

M'lanz

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Alter Ego: Sleeper

Host To: Sleeper

First Appearance: Venom: First Host #1

See Skrulls


    Neiro Shinichi 
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Alter Ego:

Host To: "Kuro-chan"

Debut: Deadpool Samurai Vol. 1 #3

A sixteen-year-old idol singer from Kumagaya City, Gunma Prefecture, she is secretly the host of a symbiote she calls "Kuro-chan". Obsessed with fame and being adored, she is the first person Deadpool and Sakura Spider are sent to recruit into the Samurai Squad, but is brainwashed by Loki instead.
  • Attention Whore: Neiro is obsessed with being adored by her fans, and strictly forbids her symbiote from harming anyone who fawns over her, even if they're trying to kill her.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the fourth chapter, she's fitted with a Hydra mind-control collar and brainwashed by Loki, trying to eat Deadpool in Chapter 5.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Niero calls her symbiote "Kuro-chan" — a nickname it detests.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Sakura Spider blushes and smiles lecherously when talking about Neiro resting in the changing room after a performance, leading to Deadpool calling her out on being a pervert.
  • Expy: Much like how Sakura Spider is a deliberate off-brand gender-flipped ripoff of Spider-Man, Neiro is an off-brand gender-flipped ripoff of Venom. Her monstrous form resembles the 2018 movie version of Venom, which Deadpool lampshades when he fights her.
  • Game Face: Only transforms her face when dealing with a fan who tries to commit a murder-suicide with her, though she keeps her face hidden so that her fans don't notice.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Neiro sports a pair of hip-length pigtails, accentuating her (usually) super-cute appearance. Even her symbiote form has them.
  • Idol Singer: Neiro is a teenaged girl who works as a popular idol singer, and happens to be the host of a not-so-evil symbiote.
  • Made a Slave: She's brainwashed by Loki, who intends to recruit her into his new team of super-villains; though Loki is helped by a slovenly overweight otaku who he promised could use Neiro as a Sex Slave once she was brainwashed.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: When devouring her Loony Fan, her symbiote transforms her head into a massive set of fang-lined jaws resembling the Beast of Darkness from Berserk.
  • Multicolored Hair: She has predominantly white hair with a few black streaks.
  • Only Six Faces: Deadpool hangs a lampshade on the prevalence of this trope in manga by pointing out that aside from their hair Sakura Spider and Neiro look fairly similar.
  • Secret Identity: Her fans are unaware that she's hosting a symbiote, and her bodyguards might be unaware given their surprise when the man attacking her suddenly vanishes. Regardless, Neiro makes an effort to keep people from seeing her face while it's transformed.
  • Skewed Priorities: In Chapter 4, Neiro tells her symbiote she doesn't care who it eats so long as they're not her fans — completely disregarding that one of said fans tried to murder her. When Loki approaches her, she goes from threatening to tear him apart to cheerfully offering him a Pocky when he calls himself a huge fan of hers.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: Her monstrous form has a huge muscular body and a comparatively tiny head.
  • To Serve Man: When a Loony Fan pulls a knife and attacks her in Chapter 3, Neiro's symbiote promptly swallows him whole before anyone notices what's happened. Judging by her argument with the symbiote in Chapter 4, it's not the first time this has happened.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Niero and her symbiote argue continually with each other when she's not on-stage, but have each others' backs.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In Chapter 4, her symbiote implies that the reason why Neiro Desperately Craves Affection as an idol singer is because she wants her Missing Mom's approval, with Chapter 5 implying that her mother was Driven to Suicide.

    Emperor N'Jadaka 

N'Jadaka

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Alter Ego: Emperor N'Jadka, Erik Killmonger

Host To: Emperor N'Jadaka's symbiote

First Appearance: Black Panther Vol. 7 #2

Renowned as a hero by the people of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda, N'Jadaka was betrayed by the emperor he served and sent into an ambush - only surviving by bonding to a symbiote. Returning, he usurped control of the Empire and became a cruel tyrant - erasing T'Challa's memories and enslaving him when the Black Panther came to investigate the Empire. Despite draining the divine power of the Panther Goddess Bast to empower himself, he was killed by T'Challa... though his symbiote imprinted his consciousness into itself.
  • God-Emperor: He first usurped the throne of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda, and then attempted to kill the Panther Goddess Bast, draining a significant portion of her divine power into his symbiote.
  • Sharing a Body: Emperor N'Jadka — indwelling his former symbiote — intended to possess Erik Killmonger's resurrected body, but they wound up having to share control.

    Norrin Radd 

Norrin Radd

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As Void Knight

Alter Ego: Silver Surfer, Carnage Cosmic, Void Knight

Host To: Carnage, Void Knight

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #48 (March, 1966)

See Silver Surfer


    Patricia Robertson 

Patricia "Trish" Robertson

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As "Venom"
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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.

    Patrick Mulligan 

Patrick "Pat" Mulligan

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Alter Ego: Toxin

First Appearance: Venom Vs. Carnage #1; Venom Vs. Carnage #2 (as Toxin I)

Patrick "Pat" Mulligan was an NYPD police officer who had the misfortune of running across the supervillain Carnage, who had just spawned a baby symbiote. Too weak to kill them, Carnage bonded the infant symbiote to Patrick and left, intending to kill them once he regained his strength. When the symbiote matured, Venom named it Toxin, but when he realized that not only was it more powerful than both himself and Carnage combined but that it was unlikely to aid him in his crusade against Spider-Man, he joined with Carnage in trying to kill it. Pat accepted his bond with the symbiote and joined forces with Spider-Man and Black Cat in defeating them, and on a number of other occasions, leaving his family behind in order to tame the symbiote, eventually succeeding after stopping himself from killing Razorfist, who had killed Pat's father. Pat made a deal with the infantile symbiote: in exchange for complete control of its powers, it could take over his body for two hours a day, provided it didn't commit crimes. Pat was listed as one of the Civil War Initiative's potential recruits, but was ultimately beaten to death in a gutter by Blackheart, who stole the symbiote.


  • Angel Face, Demon Face: When Pat is calm he has No Mouth, but when angry he manifests More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
  • Arch-Enemy: Razor Fist, despite the hilarious power difference.note  He killed Pat's father, and tortured one of his friends nearly to death.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Pat's strict law-abiding nature has led to some friction with Black Cat and his symbiote.
  • Chain Pain: His "web lines" look like chains.
  • Costume Copycat: When the symbiote was calm, Pat looked a lot like Spider-Man sans the webbing motif.
  • Consulting a Convicted Killer: When Patrick decides to help bring in the villains that Electro broke out of the Raft, he visits the imprisoned Mr. Hyde to get information on Hyde's ex-partner King Cobra.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Dished these out regularly, victims including a Venom and Carnage tag team, and half of the Wrecking Crew. He was later on the receiving end of one from Blackheart, who killed him and took the symbiote.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Patrick really didn't want to become host to what was the most powerful symbiote ever at the time.
  • Disappeared Dad: Patrick abandoned his family to take care of the infant symbiote.
  • Driven to Suicide: Pat tried to kill himself by jumping in front of a subway train, but the symbiote saved him.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Pat was beaten to death in an alley by Blackheart, who took his symbiote and ate his family - all off-panel to boot.
  • Expy: Patrick is comparable to Hybrid.
  • Fast Tunnelling: Stopped a bank robbery by burrowing into the building.
  • Heroic Build: As Toxin, Patrick was given an athletically muscular figure somewhere between Spider-Man's and Venom's.
    Meadows: S-so this is your infamous symbiote. N-nice six-pack, pal. Not that six-packs turn me on or anything.
  • I Have a Family: Patrick tried this on Carnage after first meeting him. It didn't work.
    Pat: If you can understand me... please, please don't kill me! I-I've got a young wife—with a baby on the way.
    Carnage: Correction. Ya got a young widow—with an orphan on the way!
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Pat left his wife and newborn to protect them from Venom, Carnage, and himself.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Patrick would go with this whenever he or the symbiote came close to eating someone.
  • Killed Offscreen: Patrick disappeared for some time, and the symbiote resurfaced sans host in 2012. It was eventually revealed Blackheart had beaten him to death in a gutter to get his symbiote. And then there's what supposedly happened to his wife and baby.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Was faster and stronger than Venom and Carnage combined.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Can spawn Combat Tentacles and shapeshift his limbs into weapons.
  • Odd Friendship: Patrick's main confidante was Black Cat, a thief.
  • One Steve Limit: Patrick's son's name? Edward.
  • Painful Transformation: Patrick turning into Toxin rarely looked comfortable, what with all the wincing and grimacing and him exclaiming, "Aaghh!"
  • Phlegmings: Patrick's drool was black.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: As long as he had something to go off of, like an article of clothing, he can track it.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Patrick arranged with the symbiote that they could alternate control of his body for two hours as long as it didn't kill anyone or commit any crimes.
  • Super Reflexes: While still in human form, Patrick blocks all of Black Cat's attempts to knock him out, without even intending to.
  • Symbiotic Possession: Toxin had a unique relationship with Patrick where they alternated control over his body.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Patrick gave one to Razor Fist, claiming that he uses blades instead of prosthetic hands because it makes him feel disassociated from his crimes, and because he wants others to tend to his every menial need like a helpless child.
  • To the Pain: In his first superhero outing, he nearly loses it on a gang of bank robbers who have surrendered.
    Toxin: You are heartless killers. You killed a cop. Who no doubt had a family. Who'll be heartbroken. You deserve to die. In the most painful and heartless way imaginable. Your brains, maybe. Soft and eggy, no doubt. Evolved over thousands of years so you can waste them. I'll suck them out through your eye sockets.
  • You Killed My Father: Patrick's father was murdered by Razor Fist. When Toxin goes after him, he tells Spider-Man that if he were to cross the line and kill Razor Fist, Spidey should "put me in Ryker's along with the other bad guys".
  • Whole Costume Reference: When under control, Patrick as Toxin looks almost identical to Spider-Man, but without a webbing motif or spider emblems.

    Ramon Hernandez 

Ramon Hernandez

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Alter Ego: Lasher

Host To: Lasher

First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (May, 1993)


  • Combat Tentacles: Ramon usually had a half-dozen of these sprouting from his back.
  • Covered in Gunge: Ramon's tentacles could secrete a heavy slime.
  • Dashing Hispanic: Ramon was a villainous example.
  • No Mouth: Unlike the others Ramon didn't manifest a mouth when bonded to the symbiote.
  • The Smart Guy: Ramon was the most levelheaded of the quintet, and tried to act as the voice of reason.
  • Tentacle Rope: If he didn't whip his enemies with his tentacles, Ramon would ensnare them.

    Raza Longknife 

Raza Longknife

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Alter Ego:

Host To: Zzzxx

First Appearance: X-Men #107

See Starjammers


    Reed Richards (Earth-1610) 

Reed Richards (Earth-1610)

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As Hybrid

Alter Ego: The Maker

Host To: Hybrid, Venom (Earth-1610)

First Appearance: Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1 (August, 2011)

See The Maker


    Rex Strickland 

Rex Strickland

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Alter Ego: Tyrannosaurus

Host To: Tyrannosaurus

First Appearance: Venom Vol. 4 #1

A 19-year-old soldier in the Vietnam War, Rex Strickland was critically wounded by the Việt Cộng. Selected for the Sym-Soldier Program by Nick Fury, Rex was bonded to an offshoot of the ancient Grendel symbiote dragon's living abyss and codenamed Tyrannosaurus. Not long after deployment Rex and his comrades lost control of their symbiotes, which went on a feeding frenzy. Teaming up with Nick Fury and Logan to put a stop to the Sym-Soldiers, Rex was killed by Fury to cover up S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dark secret - though his symbiote assumed his identity and impersonated him for decades afterwards.
  • Dead All Along: Venom Vol. 4 #5 reveals that the real Rex Strickland died during the Vietnam War, and was being impersonated by his former symbiote.
  • He Knows Too Much: Rex was killed by Nick Fury in order to cover up S.H.I.E.L.D.'s involvement in the disastrous Sym-Soldier program.
  • Punny Name: Rex Strickland was given the codename Tyrannosaurus... as in Tyrannosaurus rex.
  • Precursor Heroes: He is one of a team of symbiote-augmented supersoldiers who preceded Flash Thompson.
  • Sole Survivor: He is seemingly one to the the Sym-Soldier Project, the other recruits having lost control of their symbiotes, been cryogenically frozen, and killed by the Symbiote God. It turns out that Rex was killed by Nick Fury and impersonated by his symbiote, though after Knull reabsorbs the other Sym-Soldier symbiotes into Grendel he's the only one to retain his individuality.
  • Super Soldier: He was a member of a team of symbiote-augmented supersoldiers recruited by the Sym-Soldier Project — the precursor to Project Rebirth 2.0 — decades before Flash became Agent Venom.
  • To Serve Man: Under the control of their berserk symbiotes, Rex and his comrades ate countless Việt Cộng and American soldiers.

    Rico Axelson 

Rico Axelson

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Alter Ego: Phage

Host To: Phage

First Appearance: Carnage, U.S.A. #2


    Sadie 

Sadie

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Alter Ego: Lasher

Host To: Lasher

First Appearance: Absolute Carnage: Speration Axiety

A young girl whose suburban family was on the verge of a messy divorce, Sadie lamented to a passing stray German Shepherd that she wished they could be happy together. The German Shepherd granted her wish by disgorging the Hybrid symbiote, which separated into the Agony, Riot, Phage, and Lasher symbiotes and took over her and her family. Bonded to the Lasher symbiote, Sadie was sent after Normie Osborn but separated from the symbiote by the Maker.

    Sadie's Dad 

Sadie's Dad

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Alter Ego: Riot

Host To: Riot

First Appearance: Absolute Carnage: Speration Axiety


  • No Name Given: His name was never revealed, he's only referred to as "Sadie's dad".

    Scott Washington 

Scott Washington

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Alter Ego: Hybrid

Host To: Hybrid

First Appearance: Venom: Along Came a Spider #2 (February, 1996)


Working to help himself and his brother escape the dangers of the ghetto, Scott Washington caught a break when he became a Guardsman at the Vault and was assigned to guard the Agony, Riot, Lasher, and Phage symbiotes. Developing compassion for them, in the wake of the Planet of the Symbiotes he let them escape when they merged together and broke containment. Losing his job, he returned to the ghetto and was crippled by thugs from the Easy X gang, who murdered his brother. Scott became consumed by vengeful anger, and when the gestalt symbiote sought out and bonded to him he tried to use it to seek revenge as Hybrid. The symbiote tempered his desire for vengeance, and Scott became an antihero working to clean up the crime-infested neighborhood. Years later, Scott was lured into a trap by Eddie Brock, who murdered him despite admitting he'd been doing good as Hybrid.
  • Angry Black Man: He wants revenge for the murder of his brother and it's the symbiotes who have to restrain him.
  • Anti-Hero: As much as Scott wanted to be a Sociopathic Hero, the symbiotes wouldn't let him, so he settled for being The Cowl.
  • Back for the Dead: After a 16-year hiatus was brought back to be killed by Eddie Brock.
  • Badass Cape: He has one made of Combat Tentacles.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason the Hybrid symbiote bonded to him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He viewed it as his duty to keep his little brother Derek on the straight and narrow.
  • Cool Mask: His looks a lot like Wolverine's.
  • Expy: As Hybrid he is one of Spawn.
  • Guilt by Association Gag: An overzealous ally of the Jury wanted to hold him accountable for everything that occurred during Planet of the Symbiotes.
  • Handicapped Badass: Was confined to a wheelchair after being beaten by a thug.
  • Hero of Another Story: Scott's tale was told through backup stories featured in The Hunted and Along Came a Spider.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: The symbiotes use this argument to keep Scott from committing murder.
  • I Work Alone: Scott was offered the chance to join the New Warriors, but turned it down in favor of being a solo act. He also turned down joining Mercury Team for this reason, but the military appropriated the symbiotes after his death.
  • Let Off by the Detective: He helped the newly formed Hybrid symbiote escape and didn't tell his colleagues, which cost him his job.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After experiencing the pain and suffering the Life Foundation symbiotes endured, much of which was at the hands of the experimentation he oversaw, Scott tries to defend them and loses his job.
  • Only in It for the Money: The reason he agreed to oversee the experiments on Life Foundation symbiotes was because the bonus it offered would help him get his family out of the ghetto.
  • Powered Armor: He wore a suit of green armor derived from Iron Man's as a Guardsman at the Vault.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When his brother was murdered and he was crippled, Scott went from being a Nice Guy to an Angry Black Man bent on vengeance. The Hybrid symbiote was quite put off by this, and tried to act as his voice of reason, a stark contrast to the other symbiotes.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: The symbiote enforced this policy on Scott, as when he tried to kill a gang member it left him until he was endangered.
    Symbiotes: cannot allow murder Scott. we are permanently bonded with you Scott. but we are not Venom. we are not Carnage. we will not kill.
  • Tracking Chip: By inserting a part of the symbiote's biomass into someone, Scott could track their location.
  • Twofer Token Minority: A black paraplegic.
  • You Are Number 6: As a Guardsman his designation actually was Number 6.

    Tanis Nieves 

Tanis Nieves

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Alter Ego: Doctor Tanis Nieves

Host To: Carnage, Scorn

First Appearance: Carnage #1; Carnage #2 (as Carnage); Carnage #5 (as Scorn)

Tanis Nieves was a psychologist working to rehabilitate Frances "Shriek" Barrison, "wife" of the presumed-dead serial killer Cletus Kasady. When the Doppelganger attempted to free its mother from captivity, Tanis lost her right arm due to a stray blast, and was given a prosthetic courtesy of Hall Industries. However, it turned out that the prosthetic had been engineered from the Carnage symbiote, which Hall Industries had been experimenting on. The symbiote remotely seized control of Tanis' arm, forcing her to break it free and bonding to her in an effort to relocate its original host, who was still alive even after being torn in half and spending a year in orbit. After the Carnage symbiote had returned to Cletus, Tanis discovered it had left a spawn that had merged with her prosthetic. Initially terrified, she ultimately embraced it, dubbing it "Scorn", and used it to help Spider-Man and Iron Man repel Carnage. Under the direction of the military, Scorn joined the Mercury Team and trained her symbiote's unique ability to assimilate any technological object. When Carnage resurfaced in Doverton, Scorn was dispatched alongside the other members of Team Mercury, and with the help of Agent Venom succeeded in capturing her "father".

Years later, Tanis became a member of the Church of the New Darkness — a cult worshiping the symbiotes and the dark god Knull — and facilitated Cletus Kasady's resurrection as Dark Carnage, for which he repaid her by ripping out her spine and eating it to absorb her symbiote codex.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Tanis lost her right arm during a shootout between the Iron Rangers and the Doppelgänger. She later cut off the replacement upon realizing it was "infected" by Carnage's spawn, though she allowed it to return to her.
  • Arm Cannon: Can fuse her arms to guns to give herself these.
  • Back for the Dead: Scorn reappears for the first time since Carnage USA as the head of the apocalypse cult worshipping Carnage. Carnage's first action upon his resurrection is to rip out her spine and devour it.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Engaged in one with the Carnage symbiote.
  • Brainy Brunette: When not in symbiote form. Otherwise, there's no way to tell.
  • Children Are Innocent: Implied with the symbiote, as it left Shriek because she frightened it, and it actually asked Tanis's permission to return to her.
  • Chrome Champion: The symbiote has a silver-colored right arm and constantly shifting metallic silver markings.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Easily thrashed Shriek and Doppelganger in her debut appearance.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The events of the Carnage miniseries were this for her.
  • The Engineer: While the Mercury Team scours Doverton, Scorn stays behind to work on a machine that will separate the Carnage symbiote from Cletus and the residents of the town.
  • Evil Hand: The Carnage symbiote escaped captivity by taking control of Tanis's prosthetic arm.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In Web of Venom: Carnage Born, Scorn makes her return for the first time since 2011's Carnage USA having become the leader of a cult worshipping the dark god Knull. She uses the stolen sample of the Grendel symbiote to resurrect Cletus Kasady... and promptly gets her spine ripped out and eaten.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Due to the symbiote being able to interface with technology.
  • Genetic Memory: The Scorn symbiote instinctively dislikes Spider-Man, despite having had no extended interaction with him.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: The symbiote was initially red-orange, but became purple and silver after bonding with Tanis.
  • Military Superhero: Was drafted into being one, and is currently categorized as still in-training.
  • Most Common Superpower: As Scorn, Tanis' bust is emphasized more than in her human form.
  • No Mouth: The Scorn symbiote has yet to manifest its species' trademark More Teeth than the Osmond Family while bonded to Tanis.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Looks quite different from the other symbiotes, due to the smaller eyes, and not yet displaying fangs or Lovecraftian Superpowers.
  • Organic Technology: Her right arm was a prosthetic formed from the Carnage symbiote.
  • Psycho Psychologist: As She-Carnage.
  • Purple Is Powerful: The Scorn symbiote is purple, and even stronger than its "father" Carnage.
  • Sarcasm Mode:
    General Duggan: Doctor Tanis Nieves, I'm General Brandon Duggan. You were the victim of a prolonged psychic assault by the Carnage symbiote, resulting in a permanent bond with its alien progeny.
    Scorn: Oh yeah, thanks. It totally slipped my mind.
  • Shoot the Dog: She explicitly compared putting Shriek in a coma to this.
  • Sixth Ranger: For the Mercury Team, being the only one of the group to not have a military background or Life Foundation symbiote.
  • The Smart Guy: For the Mercury Team.
  • Spock Speak: While building the anti-symbiote sonic weapon, the symbiote speaks using a sophisticated manner that comes across as a Machine Monotone bordering on Robo Speak.
  • Technopath: Because it spawned from Tanis' symbiote prosthetic, the Scorn symbiote doesn't distinguish between itself and technology, allowing it to merge with anything composed of metal.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When Tanis rejected the symbiote, it joined with Shriek, but it soon left her and returned to Tanis because Shriek terrified it.
  • Tron Lines: The symbiote has silvery vein-like markings on it.
  • Warrior Therapist: Before her encounter with Carnage, she was The Shrink. Whether the army is continuing to let her practice is left unstated. Probably not.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Originally was one to the point where she almost got herself killed saving the Doppelgänger.
  • Winged Humanoid: Due to being augmented by her prosthetic the Carnage symbiote could form wings.

    Tel-Kar 

Tel-Kar

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Alter Ego:

Host To: Venom, Sleeper

First Appearance: Venom: First Host #1 (October, 2018)

See Venom: Rogues Gallery


    Tess 

Tess

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Alter Ego: Agony

Host To: Agony

First Appearance: Absolute Carnage: Speration Axiety


    Thor Odinson 

Thor Odinson

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Alter Ego:

Host To: All-Black

First Appearance: Venus #11


See The Mighty Thor The Character

    Trevor Cole 

Trevor Cole

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Alter Ego: Riot

Host To: Riot

First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (May, 1993)

A mercenary hired as private security by the Life Foundation, Trevor Cole was bonded to the Riot symbiote — one of five offspring forcibly extracted from the Venom symbiote. After the Life Foundation's plots were foiled, Tervor and the others — Lasher, Riot, Agony, and Scream — attempted to solicit Eddie Brock's help in learning to use their symbiotes for good. When Donna Diego (Scream) succumbed to her schizophrenia and had a psychotic breakdown, Carl was murdered alongside the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts.

    Wade Wilson 

Wade Wilson

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Alter Ego: Deadpool

Host To: Venom, Hybrid

First Appearance: New Mutants #98

See Deadpool


    Zak-Del 

Zak-Del

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Alter Ego: Wraith

Host To: Unnamed Exolon Symbiote

First Appearance: Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1

See Guardians of the Galaxy (Modern)



Alternative Title(s): Symbiote Hosts

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