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Ben Reilly was an African American lab assistant at Empire State University, working with Curt Conners. He was involved in the creation of Carnage by combining DNA from Curt Conners with that of Spider-Man, blended with ingredients from "The Suit" (better known as Venom), making "Carnage" something of a clone of Spider-Man. Incidentally, he refers to Carnage (before its escape) as "Little Ben". At the end of the arc, he stole a second Spider-Man blood sample from the lab.

After Ben took the blood sample, he and Doctor Octopus managed to create five Spider-Man clones while under the employment of the CIA. However, a clone of Carnage escaped the lab and four of the clones freed.


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  1. Never revealed to be named 'Benjamin', only 'Ben'.
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