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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.

He's weak to sonic blasts or vibrations and fire.

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 ' 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

Other Identities:
Anti-Venom (Marvel)(01 - Eddie Brock)
Toxin (Marvel)(04 - Eddie Brock)
Venom Symbiote (Marvel)

Favorite Characters:
Venom (Marvel)(01 - Eddie Brock) is a favorite character of 120 users

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Issue Appearances:
100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man (2014)

Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! (2008)
Amazing Spider-Man: Toy Fair Special (1999)
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (1991)
Avenging Spider-Man (2012)
Backlash/Spider-Man (1996)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
Carnage (2010)
Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
Code of Honor (1997)
Daredevil (1964)
Darkhawk (1991)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DC/Marvel (1996)
DC/Marvel: All Access (1996)
Deadpool: Back in Black (2016)
Defenders (2001)
Die Spinne (1980)
Dream Team (1995)
Essential X-Men (1995)
Franklin Richards: Happy Franksgiving! (2007)
Gemini/Euroforce: Europa (1996)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
Guiding Light (2009)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Homem-Aranha (2002)
Hot Shots: Spider-Man (1996)
Humberto Ramos Toxic Waste Sketchbook (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Kid 'n Play (1992)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Annual & Quarterly Reports (1992)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Crossover (1992)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004)
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
Marvels Companion (2014)
Marvels: Portraits (1995)
Mini Marvels: Rock, Paper, Scissors (2008)
Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion (2009)
Nightwatch (1994)
Nova (1999)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2004 (2004)
OverPower Game Guide (1995)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
Pro Action Magazine (vol. 2) (1994)
Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe (1995)
Punisher kills the Marvel Universe (2001)
Quasar (1989)
Ramos art-n-out Hip Sketchbook (2010)
Rune Vs. Venom (1995)
Scholastic Spider-Man Encyclopedia (2006)
Secret Defenders (1993)
Shame Itself (2012)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Spider-Girl (1998)
Spider-Man (1990)
Spider-Man (2007)
Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man (1995)
Spider-Man Adventures (1994)
Spider-Man and Power Pack (2007)
Spider-Man Family (2007)
Spider-Man Holiday Special (1995)
Spider-Man Presented by GoodNites (2014)
Spider-Man Saga (1991)
Spider-Man Special Edition (1992)
Spider-Man Special: Black and Blue and Read All Over (2006)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man Unmasked (1996)
Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (2007)
Spider-Man: Brand New Day Yearbook (2009)
Spider-Man: Clone Saga Omnibus (2016)
Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project (1994)
Spider-Man: The Clone Journal (1995)
Spider-Man: The Jackal Files (1995)
Spider-Man: The Parker Years (1995)
Spider-Man: The Venom Agenda (1998)
Spider-Man: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (2011)
Spider-Man/Badrock (1997)
Spider-Man/Red Sonja (2007)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Superior Carnage (2013)
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
The Adventures of Spider-Man (1996)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1999)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2015)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Infested (2011)
The Avengers (1963)
The Exploits of Spider-Man (1992)
The Incredible Hulk vs. Venom (1994)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
The Sensational Spider-Man (2006)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2003)
Thunderbolts (2013)
Timestorm 2009/2099 (2009)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny Origins (1996)
Veneno: Protector Letal (1994)
Venom (2003)
Venom (2005)
Venom (2011)
Venom (2017)
Venom Poster Book (2006)
Venom Super Special (1995)
Venom vs. Carnage (2004)
Venom: Along Came a Spider (1996)
Venom: Carnage Unleashed (1995)
Venom: Dark Origin (2008)
Venom: Deathtrap: The Vault (1993)
Venom: Funeral Pyre (1993)
Venom: Lethal Protector (1993)
Venom: License to Kill (1997)
Venom: Nights of Vengeance (1994)
Venom: On Trial (1997)
Venom: Seed of Darkness (1997)
Venom: Separation Anxiety (1994)
Venom: Sign of the Boss (1997)
Venom: Sinner Takes All (1995)
Venom: The Enemy Within (1994)
Venom: The Finale (1997)
Venom: The Hunger (1996)
Venom: The Hunted (1996)
Venom: The Mace (1994)
Venom: The Madness (1993)
Venom: Tooth and Claw (1996)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If...? (1989)
What The--?! (1988)

Movie Appearances:
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 (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)

Group Affiliation(s):
Daily Globe (Marvel)
Klyntar (Marvel)
Savage Six (Marvel)
Sinister Six (Marvel)(01 - Doctor Octopus's Team)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"We Are Venom!"

""I will eat your BRAINS!!!""

"I being angry, ... it makes me happy!"

"I like being makes me happy!"

"I want to hear you SCREAM!!!"

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