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This is a Character Sheet for the new incarnations of Venom introduced in Venomverse, as well as any supporting characters important to them.

For other incarnations, please see the Alternate Incarnations of Venom page.

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Incarnations of Venom

    Venomized Wolverine

Debut: Edge of Venomverse #1

A version of Laura Kinney who bonded to the Venom symbiote while escaping the Facility.

  • Anti-Hero: Laura detests violence, but fights because it's the only thing she can do to keep herself and her friends safe.
  • Asteroids Monster: The Venom symbiote distributes pieces of itself to Laura's friends, enabling them to fight back when the Facility comes calling. In order to fight at full strength, it calls these pieces back to itself.
  • Determinator: Laura made four unsuccessful bids at escaping the Facility, and only succeeded on the fifth because she found the Venom symbiote.
  • Get Out!: When Kiden, Bobby, Tatiana, and Lil' Bro hide from Zebra Daddy in her lair, Laura tells them to get out.
  • Go Through Me: She tries to do this to protect her friends from the Facility's soldiers... just before being warped away.
  • Kubrick Stare: Laura is a Perpetual Frowner who constantly sports a menacing glare... even when eating French fries in an elevator full of dead security guards.
  • In Spite of a Nail: In the main Marvel Universe, Laura was given her name by her mother, Sarah Kinney, after Laura was forced to fatally wound her with the trigger scent. Sarah appears not to exist (or doesn't play the same role in her escape) in Venomverse, but Laura still comes by her name regardless. Her Venom costume is also inexplicably similar to Earth-616 Laura's All-New Wolverine costume, despite this Laura having never joined the X-Men or even met the original Wolverine of her universe. It for some reason even has an "X" belt buckle.
  • Older Alter Ego: She looks like a preadolescent, yet her Venom form has the appearance of a fully-grown adult.
  • Professional Killer: As with the mainstream X-23, she was trained to be an elite assassin as a child.
  • Talking to Themself: The symbiote communicates to Laura via thoughts and impulses, but Laura talks back to it out loud, confusing and alarming the street kids whom she is trying to dissuade it from eating.
  • To Serve Man: The symbiote suggests eating the homeless kids who wander into her lair — especially Kiden, whom it finds annoying — though Laura refuses and tries to intimidate them into leaving instead.
  • Wolverine Claws: Like other versions of X-23, she has two retractile claws in each hand and one in each foot.

    Captain Venom/Poison Captain America
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Debut: Edge of Venomverse #1

A version of Steve Rogers who bonded to the Venom symbiote, going by the alias Captain Venom.

  • Deadpan Snarker: When Old Man Logan is teleported in the middle of his Anguished Declaration of Love and says "I love you..." to him, Captain Venom quips that that's sweet of him, but they have a war to win.
  • Face–Monster Turn: He's consumed by a Poison impersonating Sharon Carter, though he sees through the illusion.
  • Frontline General: He leads the charges against the Poisons, in some cases barely escaping with his life.
  • Heroic Host: Captain Venom is a stoic super-soldier who is doing his best to lead his team in a losing battle against the Poisons.
  • Kiss of Death: The Poison who consumes him inpersonates Sharon Carter in order to give him one of these, and when he berates it the Poison indignantly remarks it was trying to make being assimilated as painless as possible.
  • The Leader: He is the tactician of the Venomized heroes and antiheroes, leading them into battle and personally greeting the new recruits when they're teleported over.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His iconic vibranium shield has been augmented by symbiote biomass.
  • Quit Your Whining: When X-23 Venom lashes out over being taken from her friends, who are defenceless against the Facility's soldiers, he tells her to suck it up because they have a war to win.
  • Supersoldier: He is a World War II veteran who is both augmented by the super soldier serum and bonded to a version of the Venom symbiote.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can alter the eyespots on his mask to make them solid white, rather than with black lenses over his eyes; cover his helmet in chitinous spines, and can transform his mouth into a fang-lined maw.

    Venomized/Poison Gwenpool
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Debut: Edge of Venomverse #2

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Venpool fights the Hand's ninjas standing back-to-back with Daredevil.
  • Code Name: Gwen still hasn't decided what she wants to call herself, having come up with "Venpool", "Gwenom", "Gwenompool", and a number of others.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gwen's Venom has a venomous wit, and is fond of wryly poking fun at her.
  • Genre Savvy: Being a person from the "real world" trapped in a comic, she is familiar with how tropes work and enjoys exploiting them.
  • Face–Monster Turn: She's consumed by a Poison impersonating Daredevil, reappearing in issue 4 as a member of the Poisons' army of assimilated heroes and villains.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gwen mentions that she used to not care about whether anyone except herself lived or died, knowing that everyone around her was a fictional character and thus not "real", until she got to know people and care about them.
  • Heroic Host: The symbiote's appetite for human flesh aside, Venpool wasn't a bad person and aspired to be a true hero.
  • I am a Humanitarian: She eats several Hand ninjas when ambushed by them, but not enough to satiate the symbiote.
    Venpool: Aww... all gone.
    Gwen: You're not full?
    Venom Symbiote: Eh.
  • The Intern: Gwen's day job is as an assistant for a corrupt lawyer who is revealed to be a member of the Hand.
  • Medium Awareness: Gwen is aware that she is in a comic book, and by extension the symbiote possesses unique knowledge about the nature of the multiverse, pointing out that the reason Daredevil is a lot younger than she thought he'd be is because they're in an "What If?"-style alternate universe, not Earth-616. This bites her in the butt twice: first when she accidentally hands a doodle revealing Matt Murdock is Daredevil to her boss, a cantankerous corrupt lawyer, and second when she's assimilated by a Poison impersonating Daredevil — contravening her belief that as the protagonist of her own comic she has Plot Armor.
    Venom Symbiote: Listen to what I'm saying... you know the people of this world aren't real. It's even more sure because we know that something is wrong. You aren't meant to have me. This isn't canon. You can kill anyone and it doesn't matter.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: She is a comic book nerd who is familiar with how tropes and cliches work, citing the Inverse Ninja Law when fighting a group of ninja to explain why they don't stand a chance against her.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Poison Gwenpool gives one to Eddie Brock, dismissing him as being "sort of a plain Jane" and "the boring friend who gets invited to the party out of pity" in comparison to the Venomized heroes.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Of the five protagonists of Edge of Venomverse, she's the only one not to survive her debut issue, being consumed by a Poison masquerading as Daredevil.
  • Shipper on Deck: Despite scolding Gwen for going soft and being disdainful towards her crush, the symbiote (poorly) replicates the scent of a very tasteful Givenchy perfume for her when she meets Matt Murdock, and suggests they kill her boss for being mean to him.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: Gwenpool was the only one of the Poisons shown using guns, and entirely normal-looking ones at that. No explanation for why is given, but it was probably because Gwen was a baseline human with no powers beyond what the symbiote gave her, making her weaker and more reliant on weapons than the other Poisons.
  • Tail Slap: In both her Venomized and Poisoned forms, she has a tail that she can use as a weapon.
  • Villainous Crush: While not evil per sae, Gwen is a borderline sociopath bonded to a carnivorous alien parasite, and has the hots for Daredevil.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: When fighting alongside Daredevil, she transforms one hand into a giant mallet, and turns the other into a cartoony gloved fist. Her concept art also shows that she has the ability to shapeshift the top half of her body into a shark.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She's consumed by a Poison at the end of her debut issue, and also only has a brief appearance as a Poison before being offed by Poison Deadpool, who dismisses her as a "knockoff of a knockoff."

    Host Rider/Poison Ghost Rider
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Debut: Edge of Venomverse #3

  • Abstract Eater: Uses his Penance Kiss to drain and devour the sins out of his victims.
  • And I Must Scream: The Symbiote and the Spirit of Vengeance found a natural synergy, and teamed up against Robbie for control of the body. He's stuck inside them repeating "Don't harm innocents" endlessly. They call themselves the "Host Rider" for a reason.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: While Robbie Reyes was a good person who sought to use his demonic powers for good, the addition of the Venom symbiote to the equation upset the balance. The demon and the alien united to overcome each others' weaknesses, and took over Robbie to become a new super-villain.
  • Breath Weapon: When Carnage impales Poison Ghost Rider from behind, he rotates his head 180 degrees and blasts Carnage with a point-blank torrent of hellfire before dying.
  • Chain Pain: One of his weapons is a symbiote-augmented chain covered in spikes.
  • Demonic Possession: Host Rider is the result of Robbie Reyes bonding to the demonic spirit of Eli Morrow and the Venom symbiote. Unfortunately for Robbie, Eli's ghost and the symbiote united against him and have seized control.
    Host Rider: Do you know what it'sss like, Doctor, to be at war with yourssself? One part shrieking from the flames... another stifled beneath ssstarborn ssskin?
  • He Had a Name: When Carnage casually mentions killing him during an after-battle headcount, Mania indignantly declares "His name was Robbie!"
  • Mechanical Abomination: Robbie's car is demonically and symbiotically augmented, and has a fully-functional fanged mouth for a grille, which it uses to eat two mutant chimpanzees, Crossbones, and Dr. Hyde.
  • Mythology Gag: The panel where Robbie bonds to the Venom symbiote is identical to the panel where Eddie Brock bonded to the symbiote in Amazing Spider-Man.
  • Nominal Hero: Host Rider is a Sociopathic Hero who hunts other villains to feed on their sins, with no care to the innocents who get caught in the crossfire.
  • Playing with Fire: Despite the Venom symbiote normally being weak to fire, Host Rider's symbiote has no problem with Eli Morrow's hellfire. It's first appearance lampshades this, and it's a part of the synergy the two parasitic beings have.
  • Sssssnake Talk: He draws his S's out into a sibilant hiss.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Host Rider is the only outright villainous member of the main team, being a Serial-Killer Killer who doesn't care how many innocents get caught in the crossfire.
  • Too Powerful to Live: Poison Host Rider. God only knows what kind of havoc he would have wrought had he not been killed by Carnage seconds after being "born."
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: His Poison form, at any rate, since Carnage kills him immediately after he's consumed.


    Venom Logan

Debut: Edge of Venomverse #4

  • Alternate Self:
    • The Mania symbiote — a clone of the Venom symbiote — briefly took over the Logan of Earth-616.
    • The Old Man Logan of Earth-807128 temporarily bonded to an incarnation of the Venom symbiote that had become a Horseman of Apocalypse, though his appearance was completely different.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Even after Hulk Jr. tries to kill him and declares his intent to take over his father's criminal empire, Logan can't bring himself to kill him and stops the symbiote from doing so, saying that he still loves him. Unfortunately, he's teleported before he can finish, resulting in him accidentally saying "I love you..." to Captain Venom.
  • Betrayal by Offspring: Logan adopted and raised Bruce Banner Jr. — whose father he killed — for fifteen years before revealing the truth, prompting him to beat Logan to a pulp and storm away. Banner Jr. subsequently meets up with Spider-Bitch and Archangel and concocts a plan to kill Logan to avenge his father, her criminal organization, and the X-Men respectively.
  • Body Surf: After the Venomized T. rex eats Logan, the symbiote immediately separates from the dinosaur and forces itself down its throat to bond to him.
  • Cloning Blues: When Archangel, Spider-Bitch, and Hulk Jr. reveal they plan to kill him and clone an army of symbiote hybrids, he's shocked and tells them that cloning him is hardly a unique plan.
  • Cool Old Guy: Old Man Logan is over 200 years old and is starting to look his age, but he can still kick ass.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After breaking free, Logan feeds Spider-Bitch to the Venomized T. rex, then takes the Venom symbiote and kills the dinosaur from the inside. With his augmented powers he kills Archangel with his own Feather Flechettes, and effortlessly defeats Hulk Jr., though he stops the symbiote from killing him.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He gets annoyed when Eddie Brock at one point refers to him as "Wolverine."
  • Eaten Alive: He's swallowed whole by the Venomized T. rex, but the symbiote promptly transfers to him and he rips his way out of its stomach.
  • Power Degeneration: Logan's healing factor has weakened in his old age, although bonding to the symbiote helps him overcome that.
  • Uncertain Doom: He's not shown being returned to his home dimension, making it unclear if Strange sent him back to his home dimension or if he died when the Poisons' ship exploded.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Captain Venom is captured, Logan Venom takes over the Resistance. However, Venompool derides his leadership and ultimately defects to what he thinks is the winning team, and Earth-616 Venom leads the final charge.

    Venompool/Poison Deadpool
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Debut: Edge of Venomverse #5

  • Alternate Self: The Deadpool of Earth-90211, the Deadpool of Earth-616, and the Deadpool seen in Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again have all bonded to the Venom symbiote. This Venompool more closely resembles the first one's appearance in Deadpool Kills Deadpool, though his mask is all-black with red eyes.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When extracting prehistoric tapeworms from Deadpool, the symbiote grabs one with its tongue and snarls at it to leave its host alone.
  • Continuity Nod: This Deadpool spent some time as the host of the Venom symbiote previously, as when he bonds to it he sings a spoof of "The Sound of Silence" about how nice it is to reunite with it.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Giving in to despair and hypothesizing that the Poisons' human hosts aren't as erased as the others think, he leaves the group and offers himself to the Poisons. Ultimately averted as he maintains his individuality and helps the Venoms anyway. Then he seemingly loses control and attacks them to capture Carnage.
  • Fighting from the Inside: He is able to retain control of his body due to his insanity, using this to pass info on to the Venoms. However, Deadpool doesn't know how long he'll be able to hold out or how often he can do so.
  • Heroic Host: Venompool gleefully goes about St. MacReady's performing tasks like delivering babies, entertaining sick children, and transporting patients to colonoscopy appointments... oblivious to the fact that he's terrifying them. He's also the only heroic member of the Poisons.
  • It Has Been an Honor: When fighting alongside Carnage to buy time for the Resistance to rescue Strange, Poison Deadpool tells him that as disgusting as Cletus is, there's no-one else he'd rather die fighting alongside.
    Carnage: #$%& you.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: The spikes protruding from Venompool's back are the hilts of his symbiote-augmented katanas. Prior to bonding to the symbiote, he uses his swords to effortlessly decapitate the tapeworm-controlled scientists at Ripley Diagnostics, but it doesn't stick.
  • Spikes of Villainy: As a Poison he has a pair of curved, jagged grey spikes protruding from his back — which are the hilts of his crystalline katanas.
  • Take That, Us: The solicit for issue 5 pokes fun at the already-large number of "Deadpool + Venom" variants.
  • Traitor Shot: He gets one of these when the other Poisons announce that they've captured Doctor Strange.

    Venomized Black Panther (T'Challa)

AKA: T'Challa
Debut: Venomverse #1

  • The Good King: He is the ruler of Wakanda, and was summoned into the war against the Poisons just as he was about to deliver a speech announcing a new accord before an international summit. Mania is impressed, due to having been in detention when she was summoned.
  • Heroic Host: He is a superhero and the benevolent ruler of his country, Wakanda, as well as the host of his world's version of the Venom symbiote.
  • Only Sane Man: He tries to stop Carnage's summoning, but Eddie belays his order.


Debut: Venomverse #1

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He takes the ant motif further than most incarnations of Antman by having mandibles in place of a mouth.
  • Mercy Kill: A Poison impersonating his daughter snares him, forcing Wolverine to put him down before he can be fully consumed.
  • Sizeshifter: He can shift from being normal-sized to being tiny to being gigantic at will.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He leaps headlong into the arms of a Cassie Lang who randomly appears on the Poison's ship, despite knowing that the Poisons specialize in impersonating people's loved ones. Rocket (who reluctantly forgoes helping Scott in favor of continuing to work on making the ship self-destruct) even yells "Damn! You know better than this! You know—" at him.

    Venomized Doctor Strange

Debut: Venomverse #1

  • The Archmage: Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme, the most-powerful magic user of his dimension. However, even he has been left burnt-out by the Poisons' constant attacks.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself to send the Venoms back to their home dimensions just as the Poisons' ship explodes.
  • The Leader: While Captain Venom is the de facto leader, Doctor Strange is the one who discovered the Poisons and began assembling the army.
  • Living MacGuffin: The Poisons want to use him to summon more Venoms for them to consume, and capture him with the intent of wearing down his magical barriers and then consuming him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Poison Scarlet Witch and Poison Doom point out that all he's done by assembling the Resistance is give the Poisons more symbiotes to consume and alert them to the existence of the Multiverse, Strange is horrified.
  • Redshirt Army: He tells Captain Venom they need an army of cannon fodder to hold the Poisons at bay, but Captain Venom rejects this strategy.
  • Thinking Up Portals: He's responsible for recruiting Venoms from across the multiverse, but laments he doesn't have the strength to recruit more than a few at a time and that the Poisons are eating them faster than he can recruit.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Constantly having to scan the multiverse to summon new Venoms has left him utterly exhausted.


    Venomized Rocket Raccoon

AKA: Rocket Raccoon
Debut: Venomverse #1

  • Bounty Hunter: He accepts a Kree bounty on Carol Danvers shortly before getting teleported away.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Cullen Bunn stated that something tragic happened in this Rocket's past leading up to him becoming Venom. A few line of dialogue reveals that the other Guardians of the Galaxy had their own symbiotes but were consumed by the Poisons, forcing him to kill them to escape.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's an engineering genius, and is shown tinkering with a high-ordinence weapon.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: He's stored dozens of high-power weapons inside his symbiote.
  • Impact Silhouette: When Carol Danvers — having taken over as Captain America — shield-bashes him through a wall, Rocket leaves a silhouette-shaped hole.
  • Motor Mouth: During his fight with Captain America he simply does not shut up, though she doesn't express anything beyond mild annoyance until he refuses to stop trashing her house.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His Venom symbiote is purple instead of the usual black.

    Venomized/Poison Spider-Man
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AKA: Peter Parker
Universe: Earth-28424
Debut: Venomverse #1

  • Alternate Self:
    • The Peter Parker of Earth-9811 remained bonded to the Venom symbiote after being stranded on Battleworld and was assimilated by it until only his bones and psyche remained.
    • The Peter Parker of Earth-70134 was overtaken by the Venom symbiote after rejecting the Other's offer of resurrection, with the symbiote snuffing out his psyche and renaming itself Poison.
  • Critical Hesitation Blunder: He hesitates when attacked by Venomized Spinnerette, stammering her name. Venompool overhears this and theorizes that the human hosts aren't completely erased by the Poisons.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Poison Spider-Man easily trounces Venom at the beginning of the second issue, showing off just how much more powerful he is than the normal or even Venomized Spider-Man.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Just as it seems like Spider-Man and Venom will become Fire-Forged Friends, a Poison impersonating Aunt May consumes and assimilates Peter.
  • Heroic Host: While more bitter and aggressive than the mainstream Spider-Man, he remains dedicated to fighting the good fight and is opposed to recruiting a man who — on his Earth — was an unrepentant sociopath.
  • Killed Offscreen: Poison Spider-Man challenges Venom to a rematch, but how Venom defeated him isn't shown.
  • Light Is Not Good: Once assimilated by a Poison, he is white with black spider emblems made of symbiote biomass, contrasting Venom and giving him an uncanny resemblance to Anti-Venom.
  • Noodle Incident: In an interview with The Venom Site, Cullen Bunn revealed that this Spider-Man's animosity with his universe's Eddie Brock escalated to the point where something happened that led to him reclaiming the Venom symbiote, with the implication being that he killed Eddie.
  • The Rival: This version of Spider-Man had a long, antagonistic relationship with his version of Eddie Brock, who never progressed beyond being an outright villain, and assumes Earth-616 Eddie Brock is the same. This leads to a terse confrontation that is broken up by Agent Venom. Tragically, Spider-Man is assimilated by a Poison just as Venom proves him wrong by saving him from Poison Doctor Octopus.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's assimilated by a Poison at the end of the first issue.

    Venomized Spinneret

  • Canon Immigrant: She's the Mary Jane from Renew Your Vows (where she and Peter remained married and had a daughter) during the period when she accepted a biotechnological suit provided by Liz Allan, which turned out to be the Venom symbiote.
  • Combat Tentacles: She restrains Poison Spider-Man by transforming her fingers into tendrils, but he easily breaks free.
  • Heroic Host: MJ dominated her symbiote through sheer willpower, and while she has a very low opinion of Eddie Brock she still helps save him when he's attacked by Poisons.
  • You Remind Me of X: She tells Poison Spider-Man that Spider-Venom reminded her of her husband, and apologizes for not being able to save him.

    Venomized Black Panther (Ngozi)

AKA: Ngozi
Debut: Venomverse: War Stories #1

  • Affirmative Action Legacy: She succeeds T'Challa as the Black Panther and ruler of Wakanda after he is killed by the Rhino.
  • Amicable Exes: While she is initially enraged and vengeful towards Olu for robbing her aunt's wedding, after calming down she realizes he had a point and apologizes for nearly eating him and his friends. She's also disgusted when the government tears down the slum Olu and his friends were living in out of superstitious fear.
  • Animal Motifs: Despite taking on the Black Panther moniker, she chose grasshoppers as her animal motif, transforming her legs into insectoid limbs and growing wings.
  • The Bus Came Back: She's the star of the final issue of Black Panther: Long Live the King.
  • Cincinnatus: Black Panther: Long Live The King #6 reveals that this is the case for her — she's only the interim Black Panther until the next member of the Wakandan royal family is ready to inherit to position.
  • Dirty Coward: Ngozi's symbiote is something of a wimp, being utterly terrified of the Rhino to the point of trying to abandon her when she wants to stand and fight, and even wanting to flee from the Dora Milja when they come to recruit her. It's implied to grow past this as they learn to fight together as one.
  • Game Face: Her normal appearance as Venom resembles her human form with white eyes and lips, but when enraged over T'Challa's death and later on after becoming the Black Panther, she sports a Jagged Mouth.
  • Handicapped Badass: She was a runner who lost the use of her legs in a bus crash, and after bonding to the symbiote — which let her walk again — she trained with the Dora Milja and was infused with the heart-shaped herb.
  • Heroic Host: She was a handicapped young woman who went on to become the protector and interim Queen of Wakanda.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Having spent a couple of years in the technologically-advanced Wakanda, Ngozi dismisses the belief in Lagos that mutants are people who sold their souls to the Devil as a cruel superstition.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: She's a Bruce Lee fangirl, and kills Rhino with a flying kick to the face. The Dora Milja note she's a natural when it comes to combat, completing the Black Panther training in only a few weeks.
  • One-Winged Angel: When her ex-boyfriend Olu and his friends Setan and Adoro raid her aunt's wedding to steal the food and distribute it to the starving poor, Ngozi is so enraged by the theft that she loses control of the symbiote and transforms into a dragon-like monster.
  • Original Generation: She's currently the event's only completely new character, not just an alternate version of an existing one with a Venom symbiote or Poison. She's also the only one of the Venomized characters in the spinoffs not to be summoned by Doctor Strange.

    Venomized/Poison Punisher

Debut: Venomverse: War Stories #1

  • Abnormal Ammo: The Punisher's symbiote guns fire teeth as bullets.
  • Alternate Self: The Frank Castle of Earth-92164 entered Our Lady of Saints Church a few minutes before Eddie Brock and became the Venom symbiote's host. It initially dominated him, but he managed to overcome it and used it as a weapon in his one-man war on crime.
  • Costume Evolution: When he initially bonds to the symbiote he sports a coat with a Venomized version of his emblem and a skull-like mask, but over time he ditches both for an appearance more evocative of Symbiote Spider-Man's.
  • Deal with the Devil: He frames his bargain with the symbiote — he gets to use it as a Living Weapon in his one-man war on crime in exchange for carrying out a single hit of its choice — as such. While it upholds its end of the bargain, Castle refuses to uphold his when it demands he kill Spider-Man.
  • Killed Offscreen: Venomverse leaves his fate unknown due to him being whisked away by Doctor Strange at the end of his War Stories entry, but entirely absent from the main series. Venomized reveals he was consumed by the Poisons at some point prior to Eddie Brock being inducted into the Resistance.
  • One-Man Army: Castle notes he was once feared as the Punisher, but eventually ran out of resources, ammo, and luck. The Venom symbiote allows him to return to being this and achieve his goal of slaughtering all of New York's organized crime syndicates.
  • Skull for a Head: As Venom, Castle's mask is initially evocative of a skull, featuring a nasal cavity and four vertical lines instead of a mouth.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Castle uses the symbiote to Dual Wield biomechanical assault rifles that fire teeth, and later transforms it into a biomechanical sniper rifle.

    Venomized/Poison Doctor Doom
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Debut: Venomverse: War Stories #1

  • Big Bad: As Poison Doctor Doom, he is the field commander of the Poisons and is following the "Gospel of the Spawning", which prophesies that the Poisons will consume all the incarnations of Venom in the Multiverse. The final issue reveals that he's nothing but the servant of a Greater-Scope Villain, specifically a Poison Thanos, with Venomized establishing them as Co-Dragons.
  • Determinator: When the symbiote tries taking over him, Doom crushes it with his will, leaving it completely subservient to him.
  • Expy: His role in Venomverse strongly parallels Solus' role in Spider-Verse, right down to following a prophecy that promises his kind will eradicate their prey.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: Doom maintains that he has done this to the Venom symbiote, but the symbiote disagrees. When it asks why he resists it, Doom replies that he does so out of principle and because he refuses to be a puppet to satiate its bloodlust. When the symbiote tries to take over him, he enslaves it. However, Doom was unable to do the same to the Poison that consumed him, becoming a loyal servant of the Hive.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: While it's unclear if Doom's offer of a peace treaty was genuine, the symbiote wants him to use this to blindside the Avengers.
  • Killed Offscreen: The circumstances behind Venom-Doom being consumed by a Poison are never shown.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: He implodes with the death of the Poison Queen, reduced to a few fragments of crystalline exoskeleton and a puddle of symbiote biomass.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He has three tongues made of symbiote biomass that are always hanging out of his mouth.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He evacuates in an escape shuttle when it becomes clear the Poisons are going to lose.
  • Slouch of Villainy: He has a Throne Made of Crystals that he enjoys doing this on.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Even without the Venom symbiote, Doom is a powerful sorcerer and the ruler of his own country. Unlike the others, he's not summoned to fight the Poisons by Doctor Strange, but senses what's going on and ditches a battle with the Avengers to investigate of his own accord.
  • To Serve Man: When Doom offers a unilateral peace treaty between Latveria and the Avengers, the symbiote demands he use this to get their guard down and eat them.

Supporting Characters


Debut: Venomverse #3

  • Alternate Self: He's not the Carnage from Earth-616, hailing from a world where he succeeded in killing Eddie Brock.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Carnage was summoned to invoke this on the part of the Poisons. He doesn't care about their illusions, is able to attack the host-less Poisons without risking being consumed by using symbiote projectiles, and his greater strength lets him slash through the Poisons' crystalline exoskeletons with ease.
  • Ax-Crazy: Cletus Kasady was a nihilistic, chaos-worshipping sociopath long before he bonded to the Carnage symbiote, which only amplified his bloodlust and savagery.
  • Blood Knight: Carnage is delighted to have the opportunity to battle so many different versions of Venom all at once. He gets even more delighted when he learns that they summoned him to kill an army of twisted super heroes, even agreeing to a truce with the Venoms because of how much fun the enemies the Venoms attract are for him to kill.
  • Enemy Mine: Eddie tries to convince him to set aside their enmity and sate his bloodlust fighting the Poisons. Carnage would rather enjoy himself fighting all the Venoms at once. He only joins the Venoms when he realizes they wanted him to fight an army of monstrous superheroes, and repeatedly makes it clear that this alliance is temporary at best.
  • Kill Steal: He gets annoyed when he's "robbed" of the chance to kill the Poison versions of Sabretooth and Gwenpool.
  • Last Stand: He and Poison Deadpool die fighting side-by-side, taking on as many Poisons as possible.
  • Outside-Context Problem: None of the Poisons besides Doom were aware of the existence of other symbiotes besides the Venom one, so they freak out a bit when confronted by one who is stronger and faster, has more powers, and is able to shred them like cheesecloth.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Carnage symbiote is red and black due to having merged with Cletus's blood, and Cletus himself is an Ax-Crazy chaos-worshipping sociopath whose idea of a good time is killing everyone he comes across. Doctor Strange even compares his soul to the feeling of blood flowing through his fingers.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Carnage makes the worst member of the Resistance, the sin-eating Serial-Killer Killer Host Rider, look like a boy scout by virtue of being a nihilistic serial killer.
  • Scary Teeth: He has a Jagged Mouth with a huge underbite when his mouth is open, and is drawn without teeth on the side of his mouth, making him look strange even compared to other versions of the character.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He offhandedly remarks that he killed the Venom of his world.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Carnage is fond of transforming his limbs into weapons — usually a Blade Below the Shoulder — in contrast to Venom, who can do this but prefers to use his fists and claws.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: He's bound to one by the Poisons, who make clear their intention to vivisect him in the hope of discerning how his symbiote works so that they may assimilate it like they do Venom ones.



  • Alien Blood: Both the unbound Poisons and the Poisons who have consumed a symbiote have green blood.
  • Alien Invasion: The Poison Fin Fang wanted to use Kid Kaiju as the conduit for a Poison invasion of Earth-616, but was thwarted. Unfortunately, the other Poisons still found a way there anyway and with Haze-Mancer's help plundered the Klyntar homeworld as the first step in their plan to overrun the Earth.
  • Appearance Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Poisons can psychically impersonate their target's loved ones as a defence mechanism. For example, the Poison that consumed Venpool impersonated Daredevil — who she had a crush on, while the Poison that consumed Spider-Venom impersonated Aunt May.
  • The Assimilator: They assimilate symbiotes — consuming the memories, bodies, and powers of their host — to become more powerful, and for this reason they are traversing the multiverse targeting incarnations of Venom.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Certain characters — Deadpool, Marvel Girl, and Carnage — are able to resist being consumed and turn against the Hive, with Jean Grey killing the Poison Queen and bringing about its destruction.
  • Bio-Armor: The Poisons take on the appearance of their hosts' costumes, but in a way that resembles crystalline, chitinous exoskeletons with sections of exposed symbiote biomass.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In place of lower arms, they have sword-like blades.
  • Combat Tentacles: Poisons who have consumed a symbiote are able to use its biomass to form tentacles and tendrils.
  • Death of Personality: Poisons inflict this on the symbiotes they consume, reducing it to nothing more than an extension of their bodies.
  • Dem Bones: In their base forms, they are small crystalline skeletal creatures.
  • Dimensional Traveler: They're capable of interdimensional travel, but however they do it is apparently slow and tedious, which is why they wanted to capture and use the Summon Magic of Doctor Strange and Kid Kaiju.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Poisons are the polar opposites of the Klyntar symbiotes, which they assimilate to become more powerful. The one similarity is that they require hosts and mimic the appearance of their costumes.
  • The Faceless: Their heads consist solely of a huge mouth with no other visible sensory organs.
  • Healing Factor: They can recover from a severed limb or a punctured throat, but not from being stabbed through the heart or from having their head severed or destroyed.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: An almost-literal case, as Venomized shows that they apparently have a Poison Shuma-Gorath amongst their ranks.
  • Gem Tissue: Their bodies are comprised of a white crystalline material that — in their natural forms — is quite brittle, but once they consume a symbiote becomes extremely hard.
  • Glamour Failure: Their illusions tend to have an Undeathly Pallor and a duller color scheme than the people that they're impersonating.
  • Grand Theft Me: The Poisons pull this on both the symbiotes and the hosts they consume, causing them to cease as individuals while assimilating their memories. Even gods like Thor and eldritch abominations like Shuma-Gorath are susceptible, and only powerful psychics or people with severe psychological instability are capable of withstanding the process.
  • Jagged Mouth: In their default forms they have radial mouths that comprise the entirety of their heads. When bonded to a host, they have armor-plated mouths.
  • Let Them Die Happy: When he sees through its impersonation of Sharon Carter, the Poison that consumed Captain Venom tells him this is why they impersonate their targets' loved ones.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: They claim to have been nothing but weak prey animals for the entirety of their existence, hence their obsession with using symbiotes to become a race of "apex predators".
  • Mind Hive: The Poison Queen can speak and act through her offspring.
  • Soul Eating: Poison Host Rider existed only briefly, but a Poison being able to assimilate Host Rider at all indicates that they're somehow able to consume or at least suppress metaphysical entities like Eli Morrow's demonic ghost. Venomized reveals that the Poison Queen absorbs the life force of those consumed by unbound Poisons, and can speak through them and access their powers.
  • The Speechless: They never vocalize in their natural forms, only through their illusions and hosts.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: While they can assimilate any symbiote, they so far appear to only care about hunting Venoms. The reason for this is because the Poisons only recently discovered the symbiotes through encountering a Venom, and were largely unaware of the existence of other, more powerful symbiotes like Carnage.
  • Touch of Death: In their base forms, if they so much as touch a symbiote they will bond to it and consume its host. Conversely, so much as poking Anti-Venom causes them to shatter.

    Poison Hulk

Debut: Venomverse #1

  • Back for the Finale: He's MIA for a while after seemingly being blown up by Rocket, but then reappears for the final battle... where he's he blown up by Rocket again.
  • Big Dumb Body: The Hulk tends to be the Dumb Muscle of any team he's on, and with a Poison controlling him he isn't any different.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: As tempermental and dangerous as the regular Hulk is, the Poison version is a malevolent monster with black sclera and green irises.
  • Face–Monster Turn: He's presumably the same Hulk who Captain Venom mentioned losing to the Poisons in Venomverse: War Stories.
  • One-Hit Kill: He kills Agent Venom with a single punch.
  • Shockwave Stomp: He uses the Hulk's signature Ground Pound to knock over Symbiote Spider-Man, Venom, and Host Rider.

    Poison Doctor Octopus

Debut: Venomverse #1

  • An Arm and a Leg: Venom bites off one of his tentacles during their fight.
  • Combat Tentacles: He has four segmented vertebrae-like tentacles with claws made of symbiote biomass.
  • Cthulhumanoid: He has tentacles of symbiote biomass protruding from beneath a skull-like face.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He catches Spider-Venom off-guard and easily defeats him, but then gets a brutal beatdown inflicted on him by Venom in return.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Venom skewers his head with a rebar beam.
  • Mauve Shirt: He's killed in a single issue, but still got more lines and personality than most of the other Poisons.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: He morphs the symbiote biomass on the end of one of his legs into a spike and impales Venom with it.

    Poison Fin Fang Foom

Debut: Monsters Unleashed Vol. 3 #6

  • Big Bad: He's this for the Monsters Unleashed tie-in to the storyline, psychically manipulating Kid Kaiju into bringing him to Earth-616 so that he can capture the boy and use him to bring the rest of the Poisons over for a full-on Alien Invasion.
  • Extra Eyes: This version of Fin Fang Foom has four eyes.
  • Good Lips, Evil Jaws: Unlike the normal Fin Fang Foom, who has lips, this malevolent version has fang-lined jaws.
  • Mirror Match: After his own monsters get pummeled, Kei brings in Fin Fang Foom to help combat Poison Foom.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He is a Makluan — essentially an alien dragon — taken over by a Poison, making him an even greater threat.

    Poison Thanos

Debut: Venomverse #5

  • Co-Dragons: He serves as the Poison Queen's general, alongside Poison Doom.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: He easily decimates Captain America's team of heroes, but is pushed back and stalemated by Kid Kaiju's monsters.
  • Eye Beams: He can fire powerful energy beams from his eyes.
  • Killed Offscreen: He presumably crumbles alongside most of the other Poisons after the Queen's defeat.

    Poison Queen 

Debut: Venomized #2

  • Glamour: She appears to others — even those her spawn have consumed — in the form of their loved ones.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Poison Doom and Poison Thanos are her Co-Dragons, making her this for Venomverse and Poison-X.
  • Hive Queen: She is a massive multi-legged unbound Poison who controls the Hive, and killing her causes most of the Poisons to implode or shatter.
  • King Mook: The Poison Queen resembles her unbound spawn, but is much larger and more powerful.
  • Life Drinker: The Poison Queen absorbs the life force of those her spawn consume, increasing in power as she does so. In Venomized, Jean Grey is able to resist being consumed using her psychic powers and absorbs this stolen life energy to resurrect herself and kill the Poison Queen.


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