Making both Doggy Venom AND Cthulhu Venom possible earns Lasher a special place in the symbiote hall of fame. Going by the name Agony, the newly bonded symbiote was bright purple and black, with sharp claws and teeth and a shock of long purple hair. Originally latching on to a gorilla, of all things, the Klyntar-based life form was first seen in Fantastic Four #359. Spider-Man, seeing the good in Toxin, helped fend off its “father” and “grandfather,” and Mulligan left the police force -- and his wife and child -- to dedicate his time to fending off the symbiotes base urges and become a force for good. As a reverse to the regular Klyntar symbiotes, Anti-Venom is immune to sound, fire or heat based attacks. As it turns out, Mr. Li was actually the super-villain Mister Negative! Let’s start with our main man first, Venom. Venom is easily stronger than Carnage. This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 12, 2012 - Meryl Streep gives an extraordinary performance as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady As it turns out, the Life Foundation is able to save the symbiotes and their hosts from being turned to dust, but this remained hidden from Venom and Spider-Man so that the group could recover. Riot, who latched onto a security guard well trained in armed and hand-to-hand combat as his host, made … Mayhem only exists in a 1998 "What If?" So, it's pretty close, but it has been stated that Carnage is stronger than Venom. He was immune to this disease that they call, The Melting. Carnage was the spawn of Venom, and that made him stronger than his father. Carnage began his story of what he is. Even after being defeated as a part of the being Hybrid, Lasher lived on in the form of the War Dog, who worked for the U. S. Army. They are fairly weak in their unbonded state, and rely on subterfuge and disguise in order to protect themselves and to lure in their prey by imitating friends of loved ones. Agony, Riot, Phage and Lasher were all simultaneously bonded to Scott Washington to become the new being called Hybrid. Kron Stone was the older half-brother of Miguel, as they both shared the same father in Tyler Stone, the Executive Vice President of the all-powerful Alchemax Corporation. But is Carnage still stronger than new Venom and is stronger than Anti Venom? When the Thing punches the gorilla symbiote, the act of touching it causes it to transfer to Ben Grimm, and from there he moves onto the Human Torch and the two heroes fight. This fear was never more fully realized than with Riot, by far the most violent of the Guardian Symbiotes the Life Foundation created. The Ultimate universe was at times a darker place than its 616 counterpart. With all of the apocalyptic fiction out there, along with the general state of the world we live in, The Life Foundation doesn’t sound so crazy at first. Venom needn’t have been concerned, however, as for once in this article, we’re looking at a symbiote that’s actually a good guy. The Marvel vs. DC event may have given fans a few answers to their "what if" questions regarding what might happen if the two worlds clashed for a few issues, but it also gave us some pretty weak versions of our favorite characters. The symbiote had spent the last century evolving into a far more powerful being, one with poisonous blood and saliva and the ability to transform its host’s molecules into malleable liquid, allowing him to shapeshift more easily. Defined as Porker’s number 2 villain (behind the Green Gobbler, obviously) the Venom symbiote in this world was the Austrian villain known as Pork Grind, a wild boar with all the same characteristics as the Venom in the 616. After Hernandez was killed, Lasher and the other symbiotes formed one united being called Hybrid. The clone proved to be highly unstable, ending every human it encountered and bonding to Patricia Robertson in order to become the second She-Venom. Ranked as IGN's 90th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time, Carnage is undetectable by Peter Parker's spider-sense, is essentially Venom's progeny and is much more powerful than his predecessor. While it’s common to see so many symbiotes in the Marvel universe these days, there was a time when there was just Venom and Carnage. She became Flash’s sidekick of sorts, aiding him in his adventures and becoming generally good, if sometimes corrupt. I know that in a fight, it could go either way, but altogether, who's stronger? Because she was a perfect mix of symbiote and human, April Parker, or Mayhem as she came to be known, had all of the strengths of both Spider-Girl and a symbiote, with none of the weaknesses, such as split personality. He can lift over 50 tons , and he never seems to tire. When Carnage escapes from his cell, he looks set to cause, well, carnage, until The Sentry reveals himself and flies the symbiote into space, ripping him in half and showing just how powerful he is. He found himself singing "Every Time You Go Away" when he forgot a bit of himself in Dr. Tanis Nieves, which caused the good doctor to remove her arm out of disgust, another villain to usurp the arm and symbiote power before the symbiote would eventually make its way back to its chosen host, Nieves, becoming Scorn. In addition, Riot is the main villain in the motion picture Venom starring Tom Hardy in Sony’s Marvel movie universe. The hype for 2018’s Venom movie is now well underway, with a trailer, cast list and poster giving us the best look we’ve had of the Tom Hardy led picture than we’ve had before. As insane as Carnage was, his "brother," Riot, was one of the most dangerous of the Guardian Symbiotes of the Life Foundation's creations. 0:11. For a short time, Zzzxx became obsessed with bonding to Lilandra Neramani, the Princess-Majestrix of the Shi’ar royal family. Ultimate Spider-Man introduced two versions of Carnage, the first version being a symbiote-infected Peter Parker mixed with his spider-powers, created by the Green Goblin.The second was created by Michael Morbius as a completely separate creature. Trevor was picked from the organization'… The full extent of Agony’s powers were never fully realized however, because it, along with the other Guardian Symbiotes were murdered by one of their own: Scream, aka Donna Diego, who had gone insane and went about murdering the hosts of symbiotes as she had declared them all inherently evil. To save her life he shot a part of the suit at her to protect her, unknowingly bonding her with the clone symbiote, transforming Andi into the new Mania. If you're basically an inanimate object, you can't be stronger than Venom, right? The Poisons can take on the powers, strengths and abilities of the host, consuming the body for nutrients, and then use the absorbed symbiote as a weapon or defense, converting it into blades or tentacles etc. Created in 1991 by David Micheline, Eric Larson and Mark Bagley, we’re first introduced to Carnage through Cletus Kasady, a psychopathic serial killer that would eventually become the symbiote’s deadly host. Riot, who latched onto a security guard well trained in armed and hand-to-hand combat as his host, made his first appearance in the series Venom: Lethal Protector. The symbiote enhances your strength and Brock was easily benching huge amounts of weight before he had it. We've had pig Venom, zombie venom, Bizarro Venom... Lasher made Cthulhu Venom possible. He was initially designed by Micheline to be the new host for Venom, killing off Eddie Brock in the process, but this plan was scrapped by Marvel due to Venom’s popularity. It turns out that Bob is descended from a colony of robot alien spiders that want to eliminate all life on Earth (because of course he is), and he clones Venom from a portion of the symbiote’s tongue. Despite this apprehension, the trailer goes a long way to assuaging those fears, with a suitably scary look at the Lethal Protector himself in the final few seconds. Pork Grind could fight “toon-style,” having attended Toon U and learned the skills there. Marcus is a cyborg Centaur from ancient Greece bitten by a werewolf and possessed by a symbiote. abkjsm (Topic Creator) 9 years ago #2. The Riot symbiote went to appear in subsequent Marvel releases, including Deadpool vs. Carnage, Carnage, U.S.A. and Venom: Separation Anxiety. Zzzxx’s final fate was sealed when the galaxy fought against the Fault, a tear in the fabric of space between the regular universe and the hell-dimension of the Cancerverse. While other symbiotes have demonstrated this desire too, Zzzxx feeds off brains exclusively. We got a slightly different version of the character in the film. It turns out that Norman Osborn cloned May as a baby, placing the clone in stasis for years and manipulating her DNA with that of a symbiote to create the first ever human/symbiote hybrid. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, when Matt's not reading comics he's writing about them and hosting podcasts about them. Since it's a hybrid, not a parasite, it also doesn't carry Venom's weaknesses, either, making it more indomitable. Carnage is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually depicted as an enemy of Spider-Man and the offspring and archenemy of Venom.The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (Apr 1992), and was created by writer David Michelinie and artist Mark Bagley, although the first published artwork of Carnage was penciled by Chris Marrinan. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Venom is the only symbiote in the Marvel universe, but you’d be wrong. Goopy and goofy-looking, Krobaa appears to belong in a campy episode of Tales From the Crypt than in our nightmares. A more apt title might be Symbiotic Amalgamation of Doom. Not only do The Poisons take on the powers of their hosts, but they can also transform their hosts into weapons to use and carry out inter-dimensional travel. And diabetes. His cell mate was Cletus Kasady, a psychotic murderer serving eleven life sentences, with whom he developed an antagonistic relationship. Mayhem had all of the strengths of both Spider-Girl and a symbiote, with none of the weaknesses! What was great (in a completely bonkers kind of way) was what followed. With the former security guard Trevor Cole as its host, Riot was trained in many forms of hand-to-hand combat, firearms and combat tactics. The problem with being Venom is that everyone wants a piece of you. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Which symbiote would you want to see next on the big screen? Related: Why Carnage is The Most Un-Killable of Marvel's Symbiotes Introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #344, Cletus Kasady was originally Eddie Brock's cellmate at Ryker's Island prison. Yes. In a fight with Shriek, however, the symbiote abandoned the villain and returned to Dr. Nieves where she bonded with it and became Scorn. Following that, Zzzxx, as a member of Vulcan’s Imperial Guardsman was sent after the Starjammers, the team of intergalactic pirates led by Vulcan’s father Corsair. The first symbiote to follow in Venom’s footsteps, Carnage is the example of what happens when a symbiote bonds with the most vile human being on the planet. Scream’s host, Donna Diego, was, like the other four hosts, a volunteer of the Life Foundation, who gave herself over freely to becoming a symbiote protector of the imagined rich people utopia. Bizarnage was one such character, being the amalgamation of DC’s Bizarro and Marvel’s Carnage. SSS13: Through out the years two things have haunted humanity. Eddie Brock and Peter Parker were childhood friends, brought together by their fathers who were working together on Project Venom, a scientific experiment to create a symbiotic biosuit that would heal the wearer and cure all illnesses. Looking like a monster from a ‘50s B-Movie, Krobaa was a giant blob-like monster that could potentially have hailed from Klyntar -- the homeworld of the Venom symbiote -- although it’s never fully made clear. The Carnage symbiote used Dr. Nieves to escape from Michael Hall and then abandoned her once it had rescued Cletus Kasady. She wasn't the original leader of the team but her powers, greater than all of the other symbiotes, earned her the top billing spot pretty quickly. When you first describe Marcus the Centaur Werewolf, he sounds like a character a two-year old made up in a fever dream, but when you discover he comes from a Deadpool comic, somehow that makes more sense... kinda. With poisonous blood and saliva, enhanced shapeshifting abilities and tricks learned after inhabiting more powerful beings, this Venom is among the most powerful in Marvel history. A one-stop shop for all things video games. With the character ready to target the entire Marvel Universe in Absolute Carnage , CBR is taking a look back at the history of Carnage's powers and just how he became so much stronger than Venom. Although some Marvel media has previously touched upon symbiotes, most notably the third and worst installment of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man series, this week we'll get to see an entire film devoted to Venom, one of the most popular symbiotes. Agony’s unique abilities were centered around acid generation, as it was able to spit acid that could burn through most substances. Despite fans seemingly wanting nothing more than to find out who would win in a fight between the heroes of Marvel and DC, the crossover itself was not as great as you would expect it to be. The origins of Anti-Venom are a little complicated. From the wince-worthy to the scary, the messy blobs to the sleek and evolved, these symbiotes could either take on Venom or perish trying. The kind of spawn that an evil, twisted demon like Carnage would create, however, was enough to scare Venom into trying to protect and raise the upcoming spawn himself, especially since Carnage was determined to kill his “child.” Venom had also figured out that this new symbiote would have been the 1000th in their line, and was concerned over genetic degradation. However, because Carnage's symbiote gestated on Earth rather than the planet Klyntar, it's stronger and more unstable. The main drive for Brock in the comics was to get revenge on Spider-Man for destroying his career and sending him into a downward spiral. SSS13: And Pennywise, The Demon stalker of Derry. “Toon-Style” basically meant he could fight like Roger Rabbit or Daffy Duck, with all of the ridiculous, physics-defying imagery that conjures up. (Mutually Assured Destruction) fallout of the Cold War and sought to provide a comfortable life for their wealthy clients after the impending nuclear holocaust. That's likely partly because it took on a Shi'ar host, much to the disgust of the Empire, and its ultimate goal was to latch onto Lilandra Neramani herself. Mayhem has the coolest look of any of the "She-Venoms" as well as the most fun name. Throughout Marvel comic history, symbiotes have plagued the universe, presenting some of the most powerful and dangerous adversaries and anti-heroes of all time. Carnage has been known to over power both Spidey and Venom at the same time on more than one occasion. First introduced in 2017’s Venomverse event, the Poisons are a predatory alien race that feeds off Klyntar symbiotes and their hosts. They were all seemingly killed at the end of the series but would make a return in Venom’s follow-up series Separation Anxiety from 1995. That made it a fabulous weapon against the creatures of the Cancerverse, which is where the Starjammers shot the symbiote. 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