Venom (Marvel)(01 - Eddie Brock)
Real Name: Edward Charles Alan 'Eddie' Brock
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Though it requires a living host in order to survive, the Venom symbiote has been shown on some occasions to be able to fend for itself with its own set of unique powers.
The symbiote is telepathic and does not require physical contact in order to influence the minds of others. In Planet Of The Symbiotes, the creature, after being rejected by its host, emits a psychic scream which has the effect of driving nearby humans to states of extreme depression. Later, with the assistance of Eddie Brock, it emits an even more powerful variant of that power which results in the mass suicide of an invasive force of symbiotes.
Though the symbiote has rejected its species habit of consuming its hosts, it still requires certain chemicals found in living brain tissue (most likely phenethylamine) in order to survive. When starved of these chemicals, the symbiote develops a mutable exoskeleton, allowing it to form its own solid body which it uses to hunt and kill prey without the assistance of a host.
Eddie Brock was a reporter who blamed Spider-Man for debunking his prize story, the Sin-Eater case, humiliating Brock and ruining his career, forcing him to find work with dirt-sheet gossip magazines. Attracted by his intense hatred of Spider-Man the symbiote bonded with Brock. When bonded, Venom speaks using the first person plural case (we), signifying that Eddie Brock and the symbiote are two separate entities joined together - although, on occasion, Eddie refers to it as 'My symbiote and I'. When he had devoured the original Carnage symbiote, he even referred to himself as '...one big, happy family'. They fought Spider-Man many times, and came close to winning on several occasions. As well as fueling Brock's rage against Spider-Man, the symbiote allowed him to indulge in a sporadic career as a vigilante. After switching back and forth a number of times-either helping Spider-Man or fighting against him, Brock sold the symbiote to Don Fortunato after he discovered he had a brain tumor.
The creature that would ultimately become Venom was born to a race of extra-terrestrial parasites, which lived by possessing the bodies of other lifeforms. The parasites would endow their victims with enhanced physical abilities, yet at the cost of fatally draining them of adrenaline.
According to the Planet Of The Symbiotes storyline, the Venom symbiote was deemed insane by its own race after it was discovered that it desired to commit to its host rather than use it up. The symbiote was then imprisoned on Battleworld to ensure it didn't pollute the species gene pool.
The symbiote made its first appearance in Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (1984).
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #299
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100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man (2014)
#1 Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! (2008)
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Amazing Spider-Man: Toy Fair Special (1999)
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (1991)
Avenging Spider-Man (2012)
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Code of Honor (1997)
#321 Darkhawk (1991)
#13 DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
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#219 Dream Team (1995)
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Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
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OverPower Game Guide (1995)
#4 Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
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#9 Pro Action Magazine (vol. 2) (1994)
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HC The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
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- 'The Fourth Wall -- and Beyond!'
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- 'Patterns. Part 1'#14
- 'Twist. Part 1'#15
- 'Twist. Part 2'#16
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- 'Twist. Part 4'#18
- 'Twist. Part 5'
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#15 Venom Poster Book (2006)
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- 'Savage Six: Prologue'#18
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- 'The Unwanted'#33
- 'Monsters Anonymous'
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#1 Venom vs. Carnage (2004)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes Part 3'
#1 Venom: Along Came a Spider (1996)
- 'A Child is Born, Part 1: Baby Please Don't Go!'#2
- 'Cops and Monsters'#3
- 'The Monster Inside Me'#4
- 'Do the Right Thing'
Venom: Carnage Unleashed (1995)
TPB Venom: Dark Origin (2008)
- 'Venom: Carnage Unleashed'#1
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- 'There's Too Much Confusion!'#4
- 'Can't Get No Relief!!'
#1 Venom: Deathtrap: The Vault (1993)
- 'Venom: Dark Origin, Chapter 1'#2
- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 2'#3
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- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 4: The Ties That Bond'#5
- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 5'
OGN SC Venom: Funeral Pyre (1993)
- 'Deathtrap: The Vault'
#1 Venom: Lethal Protector (1993)
- 'Turning On The Heat'#2
- 'High Tension'#3
- 'Feed The Pyre'
#1 Venom: License to Kill (1997)
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 1: Darksoul Drifting'#1 (Gold Edition)
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 1: Darksoul Drifting'#2
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 2: War and Pieces'#3
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 3: A Verdict of Violence'#4
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 4: Deadly Birth'#5
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 5: Symbiocide'#6
- 'Lethal Protector, Conclusion: `Frisco Kill!'#6 (Toy Biz Reprint)
- 'Lethal Protector, Conclusion: 'Frisco Kill!'
#1 Venom: Nights of Vengeance (1994)
- 'Dr. Yes'#2
- 'From Russia with Blood Lust'#3
- 'Cold Finger'
#1 Venom: On Trial (1997)
- 'Reprisals In Blood'#2
- 'Hunter's Moon!'#3
- 'The Hunt!'#4
- 'Stalked No More'
#1 Venom: Seed of Darkness (1997)
- 'Law & Order'#2
- 'Disorder in the Court'#3
- 'Trial and Error'
-1 Venom: Separation Anxiety (1994)
- 'Krobaa, The Abyss That Walked!'
#1 Venom: Sign of the Boss (1997)
- 'Lost Souls'#3
- 'Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow'#4
#1 Venom: Sinner Takes All (1995)
- 'Sign of the Boss'#2
- 'Sign of the Boss Act 2'
#1#2 Venom: The Enemy Within (1994)
- 'Redeemable Upon Request'#3
- 'Eve of Destruction'#4
- '...So Shall Ye Reap!'#5
#1 Venom: The Finale (1997)
- 'Part One: Down and Dirty!'#2
- 'Part 2: King of the Goblins!'#3
- 'Part 3: Blood Tide'
#1 Venom: The Hunger (1996)
- 'The Spider Stratagem'#2
- 'Slaughter on Fifth Avenue'#3
- 'What Counts in the End'
#1 Venom: The Hunted (1996)
- 'City of Dreams'#2
- 'In The White Room'#3
- 'Love and Death'#4
#1 Venom: The Mace (1994)
- 'He Who Eats'#2
- 'The Stalking'#3
- 'Take the A Train'
#1 Venom: The Madness (1993)
- 'Part One: Hard Hits'#2
- 'Part Two: Fatal Flaws'#3
- 'Part Three-- Deadly Dealings'
#1 Venom: Tooth and Claw (1996)
- 'Toxic Kisses'#2
#1 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Into The Jaws of Death'#2
- 'Vollied and Thundered'#3
- 'To Do and Die!'
Annual 08Super Special 1 What If...? (1989)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes, Conclusion: Mortal Victory'#94
- 'Target Two'#95
- 'Storm Shadows'#96
- 'Enemies: A Hate Story'#101
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 2 of 14: Darklight'#102
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 6 of 14: Sinking Fast'#103
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 10 of 14: Sin City'#105
- 'Crisis of Conscience, Part 2 of 3: Soul Gauntlet'#118
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 1 of 4: Memories'#119
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 3 of 4: Echoes of Silence'
#31 What The--?! (1988)
- 'What If Spider-Man Had Not Lost His Cosmic Powers?'#34
- 'What If... No One Was Watching The Watcher?'#44
- '...What If Venom Had Possessed The Punisher?'
- 'All Mutant Parody Issue'
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Marvel vs. Capcom : Clash of Super Heroes (1998)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 : New Age of Heroes (2000)
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994)
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety (1995)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995)
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Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"We Are Venom!"
""I will eat your BRAINS!!!""
"I being angry, ... it makes me happy!"
"I like being angry....it makes me happy!"
"I want to hear you SCREAM!!!"
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