Eddie Brock was a journalist who tried to expose the identity of a serial killer only for the real killer to be caught by Spider-Man, thus he ended up accusing the wrong man. Disgraced, he came into contact with an alien Symbiote, rejected by Spider-Man. The Symbiote bonded with him and they became Venom.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least Low 7-C
Name: Edward "Eddie" Brock, Venom
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: In his 30s or 40s
Classification: Alien symbiote bonded to a human host
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Transformation (Can restructure the Symbiote in various different ways, such as tentacles, growing spikes or even wings, and can form a variety of disguises and shapeshift to resemble clothes), Camouflage, can produce organic webbing, can adhere to and climb nearly any surface, the Symbiote can transmit itself through technology and wiring, Immunity to earthly diseases, and poisons, can negate the Spider-Sense, Regeneration (Mid; regenerated from having his head bisected. Low-High for the Symbiote; scaled to Carnage). Healing (Can cure cancers, most pathogens, substance addictions, and symbiotes with a touch) as Anti-Venom. Can track anything with a trace of the target's scent, Memory Manipulation (Can drain others' memories with a touch) as Toxin.
Attack Potency: At least Small Town level (Consistently shown as being superior to Spider-Man in physical strength, to the point where the Symbiote, even without a host, is stronger than him)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic combat speed (Comparable in speed to Spider-Man)
Lifting Strength: At least Class M
Striking Strength: At least Small Town Class
Durability: At least Small Town level
Range: Standard melee range. Tens of meters with webbing.
Standard Equipment: Symbiote
Intelligence: High (Able to keep Spider-Man and his genius level intellect on his toes) but restricted by mental instability and tendency to go feral when agitated.
- Mental Instability: Eddie has been repeatedly shown relapsing into his unstable "lethal protector" mindset. Recently as Anti-Venom he's seemingly reverted back to this persona, killing criminals just as offhandedly as before despite the obvious option of curing them of their drug addictions and actually helping them with his powers.
- Sonic and Heat: The symbiote can be weakened and forcibly removed from its host if exposed to powerful sound vibrations or high levels of heat. The extent of this weakness has been wildly inconsistent throughout his comic history. In some cases, he's incapacitated by a simple lighter or the sound of lockers vibrating while in others he's shown to be capable of withstanding building fires and blasts from the Human Torch as well as Mr. Fantastic's sonic gun. This weakness is much less profound with the Toxin symbiote, which is superior to both Venom and Carnage.
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