Unnamed Symbiotes

Abigail Brand's Symbiote

Abigail Brand (Earth-616) from Spider-Man and the X-Men Vol 1 5 001.jpg Appearances: Spider-Man and the X-Men #4, Spider-Man and the X-Men #5

A horde of malicious symbiotes took over a group of Brood and used them to attack S.W.O.R.D.. Draining their Brood hosts of vitality, the symbiotes took over the human personnel of S.W.O.R.D. - including Abigail Brand - and devoured the corpses.

Confronted by Spider-Man and his class of young mutants, Abigail was confronted by her lover at the time, Beast, who managed to force the symbiote off her after a lengthy fight; containing it and jettisoning it into space with the others.[1]

Angel's Symbiote

Warren Worthington III (Earth-616) from X-Men Blue Vol 1 21 001.jpg Appearances: X-Men: Blue #21, Venom #162, X-Men: Blue #22 and Venom #163

Abducted from the planet Klyntar by the alien arms-dealer Haze Mancer, this symbiote was about to be sold as a bioweapon when it was accidentally freed by Angel and bonded to him.[2] Following an altercation with the Poison Hive that led to Marvel Girl being consumed,[3] Angel was forced to immolate his symbiote to avoid being consumed when an unbound Poison latched onto them.[4]

Beast's Symbiote

Henry McCoy (Earth-616) from X-Men Blue Vol 1 21 001.jpg Appearances: X-Men: Blue #21, Venom #162, X-Men: Blue #22 and Venom #163

Abducted from the planet Klyntar by the alien arms-dealer Haze Mancer, this symbiote was about to be sold as a bioweapon when it was accidentally freed by Angel and bonded to Beast.[2] Following an altercation with the Poison Hive that led to Marvel Girl being consumed,[3] the Young X-Men had the Starjammers return their symbiotes to Klyntar.[4]

Cable's Symbiote

Nathan Summers (Kid Cable) (Earth-616) from S.W.O.R.D. Vol 2 2 001.jpg Appearances: King in Black #2, S.W.O.R.D. (Vol. 2) #2, S.W.O.R.D. (Vol. 2) #3, S.W.O.R.D. (Vol. 2) #4

When Knull invaded Earth, Storm was dispatched alongside several other members of the X-Men by the Quiet Council of Krakoa to assist in combatting the dark god's assault; substituting herself for Thor. Bored after effortlessly killing the Sentry, Knull infected the assembled heroes - including Cable - with symbiotes.[5]

Knull remote-piloted Cable in order to attack Krakoa after the symbiote-dragon he'd sent was slain.[6] Cable defeated the X-Men and Knull metastasized the symbiote-dragon's living abyss into a carnivorous tree, deciding which of the mutants he deemed worthy of enslaving as soldiers and which of them he would feed to the symbiote-tree.

When Manifold returned to Krakoa, Knull used Cable to battle him -- delighting in the mutant's psionic powers. However, Manifold was able to free Cable from Knull's control by conjuring a miniature star and using it to immolate his symbiote.[7]

Captain America's Symbiotes

Captain America's First Symbiote

Steven Rogers (Earth-616) and Captain America's Symbiote (Earth-616) from Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special Vol 1 1 0001.jpg Appearances: Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1

The unnamed symbiote was one of countless Klyntar that came to Earth after the Symbiote Hive responded to Venom's psychic scream after Eddie Brock's rejection.[8] The symbiote bonded to Captain America and took control of him.[9] The symbiote presumably died when Venom rebonded with Eddie Brock and let out another psychic scream that caused it and its fellow Klyntar to commit suicide.[10]

Captain America's Third Symbiote

Steven Rogers (Earth-616) and Dylan Brock (Earth-616) from King in Black Vol 1 3 001.jpg Appearances: King in Black #2, King in Black #3, King in Black: Captain America #1

When Knull invaded Earth, Captain America spearheaded the Avengers and various other heroes in combatting his assault. Bored after effortlessly killing the Sentry, Knull infected the assembled heroes - including the Thing with symbiotes.[5] The "Knullified" Captain America was eventually freed from Knull's control by Dylan Brock,[11] though Rogers was haunted by hallucinations through the codex it had left within him.[12]

Carmilla Black's Neo-Symbiote

Carmilla Black (Earth-616) 0002.jpg Appearances: Spider-Man Family (Vol. 2) #3

During the first Superhuman Civil War, Carmilla Black engaged in visible superhero activities as part of a S.H.I.E.L.D. operation to get her recruited by anti-registration heroes. Instead, she attracted the attention of Mac Gargan, the former Scorpion, who had recently acquired the Venom symbiote but was still protective of his old name and outraged she was using it. Though physically outmatched, her stinger created a neo-symbiote from Venom's webs and proved very harmful to the Venom symbiote itself, allowing her to quickly turn the tide and send him fleeing. The neo-symbiote rapidly died as her body was too toxic to sustain it for more than a few minutes.[13]

Colossus' Symbiote

Colussus symbiote (Earth-616) and Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) from Venomized Vol 1 1.jpeg Appearances: Venomized #1 and Venomized #4

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth, this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. It was sealed in a bullet and was used to shoot Colossus when he shielded Katy Pryde. Later at the At the Xavier Institute, Colossus and Nightcrawler try to strangle Poison Feral and Poison Domino. [14]. It is later seen bonded to Colossus when the poisons found them at Alchemax. [15]. It was presumably seperated from Colossus by Alchemax and retuned to Klyntar along with its brethren.

Conan's Symbiote

Conan's Symbiote (Earth-616) from Savage Avengers Vol 1 3 001.jpg Appearances: Free Comic Book Day (Vol. 2019) #Avengers, Savage Avengers #1, Savage Avengers #2, Savage Avengers #3, Savage Avengers #4, Savage Avengers #5, Savage Avengers #17, Savage Avengers #18 and Savage Avengers #19

The symbiote came to earth thousands of years ago during the Hyborian Age. Before it could find a host, it was captured, imprisoned in an enchanted bottle meant for holding genies, and went through several hands before it was obtained by a merchant who thought it was an ancient jinn. The merchant used the symbiote as a marketing ploy to attract customers, but it was eventually purchased by Mekri Ra, the Sorcerer Supreme at the time. Although Mekri Ra refused to bond with the symbiote, he still wanted to learn from it and they became friends. One day, the evil sorcerer Kulan Gath attacked and killed Mekri Ra for his power, and then tried to consume the symbiote for its power.[16]

Failing to do so, Kulan Gath then re-imprisoned the symbiote and tortured it for so long that it went insane from isolation. When Gath relocated to the City of Sickles, he brought the symbiote with him intending to use it as bait to attract Venom. When Conan of Cimmeria attempted to steal the Third Eye of Agamotto and was attacked by Kulan Gath, he smashed the bottle and unleashed the symbiote. The symbiote vengefully attempted to bond to Kulan Gath, but was repelled and tortured using Hellfire, letting out a scream of agony that alerted another of its kind, the Venom symbiote, to its suffering.[17]

Escaping and recovering, the symbiote heard Kulan Gath torturing Logan and set out to save him. Coming across Conan having been impaled through the chest by Kulan Gath, the symbiote bonded to him and healed his wounds, covering his right arm and manifesting a Necrosword similar to All-Black and the Symbio Sword/Venom Blade. The symbiote commanded its new host to kill their enemies, Conan mistaking its mental voice for that of his patron deity Crom and obliging - thereby providing Kulan Gath with the means of summoning the eldritch god Jhoatun Lau to Earth.[18] While the symbiote assisted Conan for as long as it could,[19] it ultimately perished while trying to heal his wounds.[20]

Several months later, Conan's symbiote was resurrected when he was was attacked by a symbiote dragon during the symbiote-god Knull's invasion of Earth; the symbiote dragon's living abyss interfacing with the codex the lesser symbiote had left within its host. The symbiote demanded Conan rebond to it so that they could seek revenge against Kulan Gath for the centuries of torture he had subjected them both to, though he was wary of it.[21] The symbiote told Conan its backstory and why it desired revenge on Kulan Gath. Too old to fight on its own, the symbiote asked Conan to help it get revenge on Kulan Gath in exchange for using it as a weapon. Conan agreed to be the symbiote's partner until Kulan Gath was dead.[16]

Cyclops' Symbiotes

Cyclops' First Symbiote

Scott Summers (Earth-616) from X-Men Blue Vol 1 21 001.jpg Appearances: X-Men: Blue #21, Venom #162, X-Men: Blue #22 and Venom #163

Abducted from the planet Klyntar by the alien arms-dealer Haze Mancer, this symbiote was about to be sold as a bioweapon when it was accidentally freed by Angel and bonded to Cyclops.[2] Following an altercation with the Poison Hive that led to Marvel Girl being consumed,[3] Cyclops had the Starjammers return his symbiote to Klyntar.[4]

Cyclops' Second Symbiote

Scott Summers (Earth-616) from Savage Avengers Vol 1 19 001.jpeg Appearances: King in Black #2, King in Black: Marauders #1, Savage Avengers #19 and King in Black #3

When Knull invaded Earth, Cyclops was dispatched alongside several other members of the X-Men by the Quiet Council of Krakoa to assist in combatting the dark god's assault. Bored after effortlessly killing the Sentry, Knull infected the assembled heroes - including Cyclops - with symbiotes.[5] The "Knullified" Cyclops was eventually freed from Knull's control by Dylan Brock.[11]

Deathbird's Symbiote

Cal'syee Neramani (Earth-616) from Spider-Man and the X-Men Vol 1 5 001.jpg Appearances: Spider-Man and the X-Men #4, Spider-Man and the X-Men #5

A horde of malicious symbiotes took over a group of Brood and used them to attack S.W.O.R.D., one of which bonded to Deathbird seeking to claim her unborn child.

Confronted by Spider-Man and his class of young mutants, Deathbird managed to force the symbiote off herself through sheer willpower to protect her child. The symbiote and its ilk were subsequently jettisoned into space.[1]

George Strickland's Symbiote

Appearances: Venom: The Hunted #2

One of the few members of the Symbiote Hive's first invasion of Earth to survive the Venom symbiote's psychic scream of despair, the symbiote bonded to a man named George Strickland opted to give up its kind's bloodthirsty ways and sought to live in harmony with its host.

George and his symbiote were sought out by Donna Diego, host of the Scream symbiote, who sought to redeem herself for her murder of the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts by finding as many survivors as she could and helping them adapt. Unfortunately, the Symbiote Invasion had drawn a Xenophage to Earth, who ambushed George and devoured him and his symbiote.[22]

Hercules' Symbiote

Hercules Symbiote (Earth-616) and Hercules (Earth-616) from Venomized Vol 1 1.jpeg Appearances: Venomized #1, Venomized #2, Venomized #3 and Venomized #4

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth,[4] this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. After Hercules exited the Leprechaun Irish Bar along with Thor. He was shot with a symbiote by Posion Crossbones. The Symbiote bonded to him. Later at Our Lady of Saints' belltower Hercules and Thor meets up with a symbiote agumented Spider-man. Hercules along with Thor later moved to intercept a ship. [14]. Both Hercules and Thor are later seen joining the fight on Manhattan Bridge. To his horror, the symbiote along with Hercules witness Symbiote Thor get consumed by a Poison. [23].

Iceman's Symbiote

Robert Drake (Earth-616) from X-Men Blue Vol 1 21 001.jpg Appearances: X-Men: Blue #21, Venom #162, X-Men: Blue #22 and Venom #163

Abducted from the planet Klyntar by the alien arms-dealer Haze Mancer, this symbiote was about to be sold as a bioweapon when it was accidentally freed by Angel and bonded to Iceman, greatly augmenting his cryogenesis.[2] Following an altercation with the Poison Hive that led to Marvel Girl being consumed,[3] the Young X-Men had the Starjammers return their symbiotes to Klyntar.[4]

Ironheart's Symbiote

Appearances: Venomized #1

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth, this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host.

This symbiote was bonded to Ironheart and merged with her armor.[14] Presumably it was separated from her by Alchemax following the defeat of the Poisons and returned to Klyntar.[24]

Iron Man's Symbiote

Anthony Stark (Earth-616) from King in Black Iron Man Doom Vol 1 1 010.jpg Appearances: King in Black #2, King in Black: Iron Man/Doom #1, King in Black #4 and King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #3

Originally one of an army of Symbiote Dragons brought by the symbiote god Knull during his invasion of Earth, this symbiote was targeted by Iron Man when the Armored Avenger was attempting to collect a symbiote to save the life of Eddie Brock, who had been near-fatally injured by Knull after being stripped off the Venom symbiote. Using a dose of the techno-organic virus Extremis, Iron Man attempted to rewrite the symbiote's DNA to sever its connection from Knull's Hive. In the process of subduing the symbiote, the creature infused itself into Iron Man's armor. Iron Man would then attempt to bond Eddie Brock to a portion of the symbiote, but the gambit failed since the symbiote remained connected to Knull, and Brock died.[25]

Eddie's son Dylan Brock was able to sever the symbiote's connection to the Hive-Mind, granting Iron Man full control over it. When Knull - wounded by Thor Odinson - ordered the symbiote-possessed Celestials to raze Manhattan, Iron Man used his symbiote to hijack control of one of them.[11]

Jimmy Hudson's Symbiote

James Hudson Jr. (Earth-1610) from Venomized Vol 1 3 001.jpg Appearances: Venomized #4

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth,[4] this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host.

When Poison Carnage led an attack on Alchemax, Jimmy Hudson was bonded to a symbiote and almost immediately afterwards consumed by a Poison.[15]

Jubulile van Scotter's Symbiote

Jubulile van Scotter (Earth-616) from Carnage Vol 2 16 001.jpg Appearances: Carnage (Vol. 2) #16 and Carnage (Vol. 2) #6

An offshoot of the Darkhold-augmented Carnage symbiote bonded with the South African teenager Jubulile van Scotter,[26] this symbiote established a psychic link between her and Cletus Kasady that enabled her to help the Anti-Symbiote Task Force track him.[27]

Empowered by the Darkhold

Jubulile was initially unable to manifest the symbiote beyond it imbuing her with superhuman abilities, but when Carnage summoned the eldritch god Chthon she assimilated the Toxin and Raze symbiotes into it. Due to Jubulilie lacking any hatred or malice in her heart, once manifested the symbiote - unlike its progenitor and siblings - lacked the fangs and claws customary of its ilk.

Further empowered by the psychic energies of the world through the Darkhold's eldritch magic, Jubulile's symbiote transformed into an angelic knight and became powerful enough to banish Chthon back into K'lay, but the symbiote and its absorbed siblings seemingly perished immediately afterwards - dissolving into pink smoke.[28]

Killer Thrill's Symbiote

Killer Thrill's Symbiote (Earth-616) from X-Men Blue Vol 1 21 001.png Appearances: X-Men: Blue Annual #1, Venom #162, X-Men: Blue #21 and X-Men: Blue #22

Taken from its home planet by the biological arms dealer Haze Mancer and implanted with a tracking device,[29] this symbiote was sold to Killer Thrill's space pirate crew and bonded to Killer Thrill herself.[30]

With their strength enchanced by these symbiotes, Killer Thrill's crew assaulted the Starjammer, capturing its crew with the intent to auction them off to the highest bidder.[2]

Just prior to their schedule meeting with the Brood, Killer Thrill's ship was attacked by the time-displaced X-Men, who had bonded to their own symbiotes. As the two klyntar-enhanced teams came into conflict, a third ship approached.[3]

Killer Thrill believed this to be her buyers and ran to the cargo bay, followed closely behind by the X-Men's Marvel Girl. Unfortunately for the two, the third ship belonged to the Hive and a representative, Kraven the Hunter explained to them the Poisons' goal, before forcefully bonding the symbiote and its host to their own Poison, killing Killer Thrill and silencing the symbiote's consciousness.[3]

Logan's Third Symbiote

Logan's Third Symbiote (Earth-616) and James Howlett (Earth-21923) from Venomized Vol 1 1.jpeg Appearances: Venomized #1

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth,[4] this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. When the Poisons attacked Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Logan lunged towards the intruders before getting shot by them and bonded to the symbiote. Soon after Symbiote Logan would brawl with Poison Wolverine. Logan is later seen at Avengers HQ. Where he remarked that the ones who attacked the school resembled the members of X-Force, even had a Wolverine. [14]. The symbiote was then seen alongside Logan fighting against the Poisons in Alchemax with the other symbiote-augmented heroes. [15] The symbiote was presumably separated from Logan by Alchemax and sent back to Klyntar along with its brethren.

Lucius Marius' Symbiote

Appearances: Carnage: Black, White & Blood #1

In the time of Ancient Rome, a symbiote arrived on Earth and was obtained by a wicked sorceress. When the bloodthirsty Roman soldier Lucius Marius attacked the city where the sorceress had settled, she disguised the symbiote as a baby and tricked him into bonding to it. With the symbiote's power, Lucius went on to become a warlord, the sorceress at his side as his lover and lieutenant.[31]

Marcus' Symbiote

Marcus' Symbiote (Earth-616) from Deadpool The Gauntlet Infinite Comic Vol 1 8 001.jpg Appearances: Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #8, Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #10, Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #9, Deadpool & Cable: Split Second Infinite Comic #4, Deadpool (Vol. 4) #28, Spider-Man/Deadpool #15 and Deadpool (Vol. 4) #29

At some point, a symbiote bonded to Marcus - a lycanthropy-afflicted diabetic centaur from Ancient Greece.[32] Marcus and his symbiote were recruited by Count Dracula as a mercenary to hunt down Deadpool.[33] Following their failure to do so, Marcus and his symbiote defected and moved to the Monster Metropolis.[34]

Marvel Girl's Symbiote

Jean Grey (Earth-616) from X-Men Blue Vol 1 21 001.jpg Appearances: X-Men: Blue #21, Venom #162 and X-Men: Blue #22

Abducted from the planet Klyntar by the alien arms-dealer Haze Mancer, this symbiote was about to be sold as a bioweapon when it was accidentally freed by Angel and bonded to Marvel Girl, augmenting her psionic abilities.[2] During an altercation with Killer Thrill and her symbiote-augmented space-pirates, the Poison Hive attacked. Jean was ambushed by an unbound Poison and consumed, giving rise to Poison Marvel Girl.[3]

Miles Morales' Symbiote

Absolute Carnage Miles Morales Vol 1 2 Textless.jpg Appearances: Absolute Carnage #2, Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1, Absolute Carnage #3, Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #2, Absolute Carnage #4 and Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #3

Bonded to Miles.

Angered by Miles Morales interfering with his attempt to harvest the Scorpion's codex, Carnage infected him with an offshoot of the Carnageized Grendel symbiote.[35][36] The symbiote overwhelmed Miles' will and seized control of his body, transforming him into a unique six-armed Carnage Doppelgänger. Attacking and initially overpowering Venom, Carnagized Spider-Man was knocked aside, though Eddie prevented the angry Venom symbiote from killing him.[37]

Taken to Dark Carnage - acolyte to the symbiote god Knull - Carnagized Spider-Man was sent alongside a four-armed Carnage Doppelgänger born from Dan Andrews to kill J. Jonah Jameson, though Silver Sable's intervention allowed Miles to overpower the symbiote's will and lead the Dan Andrews Carnage Doppelgänger away. However, when Silver Sable attacked them Miles succumbed to the symbiote's bloodlust, and Carnagized Spider-Man easily beat Silver Sable before attempting to eat Jameson.[38]

Rebonded to Miles, now in full control.

Miles managed to force the symbiote off himself with a Venom strike, and it bonded to J. Jonah Jameson; attempting to return to Dark Carnage so that he could reabsorb it and devour its host's codex. However, Miles managed to separate it from Jameson and willingly rebonded to it in order to use it against Dark Carnage - managing to overcome its will with his own and causing it to adopt a less monstrous appearance.[39]

Miles apparently succumbed to the symbiote again, attacking Eddie Brock during the Cult of Knull' assault on Rex Strickland's warehouse. However, the symbiote was killed when Eddie channeled a surge of electricity through Captain America's shield, freeing Miles.[40]

Ms. Marvel's Symbiotes

Ms. Marvel's First Symbiote

Appearances: Venomized #3

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth, this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host.

This symbiote was bonded to Ms. Marvel when she and the Champions attempted to assist the Avengers in evacuating civilians.[41] Presumably it was separated from her by Alchemax following the defeat of the Poisons and returned to Klyntar.[24]

Ms. Marvel's Second Symbiote

Appearances: King in Black #2, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #23

When Knull invaded Earth, the Thing joined the rest of the Fantastic Four in combatting his assault. Bored after effortlessly killing the Sentry, Knull infected the assembled heroes - including the Ms. Marvel with symbiotes.[5] The "Knullified" Ms. Marvel attacked Miles Morales before being freed from Knull's control by his bioelectric Venom Touch.Miles Morales: Spider-Man #23

N'Jadaka's Symbiote

N'Jadaka's Symbiote (Earth-616) from Black Panther Vol 7 15 001.jpg Appearances: Black Panther (Vol. 7) #2, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #4, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #6, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #7, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #10, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #12, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #14, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #15, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #16, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #17, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #19, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #20, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #21, Black Panther (Vol. 7) #23 and Black Panther (Vol. 7) #24

At some point, the Klyntar established a colony in the Matrix of Mamadou; coming into conflict with the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda as it spread across that galaxy. Thought to have been wiped out, a single symbiote survived and bided its time.

When N'Jadaka, the greatest warrior in the Empire, was betrayed and sent into an ambush, the symbiote bonded to him and gave him the power to slaughter the Between that were trying to kill him. N'Jadaka and his symbiote returned to the Empire's throneworld, Bast, and committed regicide; usurping the throne and becoming the new emperor.[42]

For several years, N'Jadaka wore his symbiote as a uniform and regalia;[43] though its true purpose was to serve as an instrument of vengeance against the Gods of Wakanda, whom he felt had betrayed him. N'Jadaka used the symbiote to mortally wound Bast and drained much of her divine power into himself, usurping her place as the Panther deity.[42]

After Emperor N'Jadaka's death,[44] the symbiote imprinted his personality and memories into itself - enabling him to live on.[45] Stowing away on T'Challa's ship, it began plotting to take revenge by conquering the Wakanda Prime of Earth.[46] To this end, it took the anti-monarchical Changamire as its host and recruited the revolutionaries Zenzi and Tetu.[45] While the army of the empire attacked Wakanda, they retrieved the coffin of Erik Killmonger, and went to the Altar of Resurrection.[47] However, they were then attacked by T'Challa and his friends, but the symbiote bonded to the corpse, which was resurrected by N'Jadaka's followers - allowing the soul of its host to possess Killmonger.[48] However, the symbiote - controlled by N'Jadaka - and the resurrected Killmonger did not see eye-to-eye, with it mocking him for thinking he could control it and threatening to return him to death if he refused to comply.[49]

Nightcrawler's Symbiote

Nightcrawlers Symbiote (Earth-616) and Kurt Wagner (Earth-616) from Venomized Vol 1 1.jpeg Appearances: Venomized #1 and Venomized #4

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth, this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. This symbiote was sealed in a gun that was used by Poison Domino to shoot Nightcrawler in the back after he threw off Poison Cable's Aim. Nightcrawler along with Colossus tried to strangle Poion Feral and Poison Domino. [14] It was later seen with Nightcrawler and Magik teleporting young mutants to safety. [15]. It was presumably seperated from Nightcrawler by Alchemax and sent back to Klyntar along with its brethren.

Rune's Symbiote

Rune (Earth-93060) from Rune vs. Venom Vol 1 1 001.jpg Appearances: Rune vs. Venom #1

Enraged by the Venom symbiote's betrayal of its own kind during the first symbiote invasion of Earth, one surviving symbiote bonded to Rune - a vampiric dark god from another universe - to seek revenge.

Rune eventually regained control of his body from the symbiote and tore it off before vengefully devouring it.[50]


Spider-Man's Symbiotes

Spider-Man's Second Symbiote

Spider-Man's Second Symbiote (Earth-616) from Spider-Man & the X-Men Vol 1 5 001.jpg Appearances: Spider-Man and the X-Men #5

A member of the corrupted Symbiote Hive that had broken away from the Klyntar Hive-Mind,[51][52] this symbiote and several of its brethren bonded to a swarm of Brood and attacked the S.W.O.R.D. space station, aiming to seize Deathbird and her unborn child in order to expedite the Symbiote Imperium's conquest of the galaxy.

Having secured Deathbird, the symbiote began to consume its Brood host from the inside-out, attacking Beast, Spider-Man, and the Special Class when they infiltrated the space station. When its Brood host died, the symbiote was captured alongside its brethren by Hellion and contained in a psionic bubble.

Possessing Spider-Man.

Outmatched by Symbiote Deathbird, Spider-Man ordered Hellion to release one of the captured symbiotes and bonded to it. Possibly as a result of combining with the remnants of his original symbiote still left in his body, it took an appearance identical to his Black Suit.[53]

The symbiote immediately attempted to seize control of Spider-Man's body, but was opposed within his subconsciousness by the disembodied telepath No-Girl. The symbiote easily defeated her, washing over her and Peter's mental replica of Queens like a tsunami of darkness; and then seized control of its host. Before it could do anything more than sprout claws and a fanged maw, the symbiote was blasted off Spider-Man by Beast, re-contained by Hellion, and jettisoned into space alongside its brethern.[1]

Spider-Man's Fourth Symbiote

Spider-Man's Fourth Symbiote (Earth-616) from Venomized Vol 1 1.jpg Appearances: Venomized #1, Venomized #2, Venomized #3, Venomized #4 and Venomized #5

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth,[4] this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. It was sealed in a grenade used by Poison Punisher, becoming the third of its kind to bond to Spider-Man.[14] Having possibly reactivated the remnants still left in his body of the two previous symbiotes that had bonded to him, this one took an appearance identical to his Black Suit.[54]

Based on his negative past experiences with symbiotes, Spider-Man immediately attempted to use the bell at Our Lady of Saints Church to remove it in the same way he had his original symbiote, but was surprised when no matter how much pain he inflicted on it the symbiote refused to leave him. Despite being unable to directly communicate due to its inability to speak, the symbiote transmitted its emotions to Spider-Man, helping him deduce that something had been done to it that prevented it from separating from him.[14]

Spider-Man wore the symbiote during the battle against the Poisons, and it saved his life when he was impaled through the abdomen by Poison Carnage and set adrift in space. Following the end of the conflict, it was removed from him by Alchemax and presumably returned to Klyntar with the rest of its abducted brethren.[55]

Storm's Symbiotes

Storm's First Symbiote

Storms Symbiote (Earth-616) and Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) from Venomized Vol 1 1.jpeg Appearances: Venomized #1

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth,[4] this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. After Storm blasted a hole trough the Xavier Insitute she was promtly shot by Poison Cable, making the symbiote bonded to her.[14] It was presumably seperated from Storm by Alchemax and sent back to Klyntar along with its brethren.

Storm's Second Symbiote

Appearances: King in Black #2, King in Black: Marauders #1, Savage Avengers #19, King in Black: Return of the Valkyries #3 and King in Black #3

When Knull invaded Earth, Storm was dispatched alongside several other members of the X-Men by the Quiet Council of Krakoa to assist in combatting the dark god's assault; substituting herself for Thor. Annoyed, Knull grabbed her in a fist made of living abyss and infected her with a symbiote.[5] The "Knullified" Storm battled Conan, Deadpool, and Hildegarde before being freed from Knull's control by Dylan Brock.[56][57][11]

Tarna's Symbiote

Tarna (Earth-616) from Venom Space Knight Vol 1 2 001.jpg Appearances: Venom: Space Knight #2 and Venom: Space Knight #7

Presumably born on the Planet Klyntar, this symbiote was bonded to Tarna when she became an Agent of the Cosmos. As they came to trust each other, Tarna helped her symbiote master the ability to manifest a humanoid form without being bonded to her.[58]

The symbiote acted as an extension of its host until it was directed to seperate from her so that she could speak to Flash Thompson, a new recruit who she had been assigned to train, in private. While Tarna explained her reason for approaching him, her symbiote tried to do the same with Flash's, Venom. However, both Flash and the Venom symbiote misinterpreted Tarna and her symbiote's statement that it would be "returned to the Cosmos" as a death threat. While Flash challenged Tarna to a fight, the Venom symbiote went berserk and incapacitated her symbiote before attempting to immolate it using the thrusters of her ship.

Tarna's symbiote survived, albeit barely, and was brought to the heardquarters of the Agents of the Cosmos on Klyntar to recover from its injuries. When asked what would become of it following her defection, Tarna said it would be assigned a new host and hoped it would be able to find its own path, like she did.[59]

Thing's Symbiotes

Thing's Second Symbiote

Appearances: Venomized #1 and Venomized #3

Abducted from the planet Klyntar alongside millions of its brethren by the Poisons in preparation for their conquest of Earth,[4] this symbiote was genetically altered using research obtained from the symbiote arms dealer Haze Mancer in order to hasten its bonding process and make it more difficult to separate from its host. Bonded to the Thing by the Poisons,Venomized #1 it was eventually removed by Alchemax and returned to Klyntar.[24]

Thing's Third Symbiote

Appearances: King in Black #2, Fantastic Four (Vol. 6) #29 and King in Black #3

When Knull invaded Earth, the Thing joined the rest of the Fantastic Four in combatting his assault. Bored after effortlessly killing the Sentry, Knull infected the assembled heroes - including the Thing with symbiotes.[5] The "Knullified" Thing attacked 4 Yancy Street before being freed from Knull's control by Dylan Brock.[60][11]

Wraith's Exolon Symbiote

Zak-Del (Earth-616) from Web of Venom Wraith Vol 1 1 001.png Appearances: Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1, Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #2, Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #3, Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #4, Annihilation: Conquest #1, Annihilation: Conquest #2, Annihilation: Conquest #3, Annihilation: Conquest #4, Annihilation: Conquest #5, Annihilation: Conquest #6, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 5) #1, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 5) #2, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 5) #3, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 5) #4, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 5) #5, Annihilation - Scourge Omega #1 and Web of Venom: Wraith #1

A member of the Exolon - imperfect symbiotes created by the dark god Knull and discarded in the Exoteric Latitude billions of years in the past.[61] A young Kree named Zak-Del was stranded in the Exoteric Latitude and captured by the Nameless, who stabbed him in the heart in order to let the Exolon bond to him and purportedly consume his soul.[62] Clinging to his identity, Zak-Del eventually killed the leader of the Nameless and absorbed his Exolon into his own.[63] Obsessed with avenging his murdered parents, Zak-Del left the Exoteric Latitude and used the powers his Exolon granted him to become the intergalactic gunslinger eventually known as Wraith.[63]

Resenting his bond with the entity, Zak-Del learned of the existence of the dark god Knull and began searching for him to rid himself of it and regain his soul.[64] When Wraith arrived on Klyntar, his Exolon sensed its kindred's presence and revealed the ersatz planet's true nature to him, showing him a vision of Eddie Brock. Before Zak-Del could process its vision, Knull awakened immediately afterwards, destroying Klyntar. Zak-Del confronted Knull, who revealed the true origins of the Exolon. When Zak-Del attacked him, Knull ripped the imperfect symbiote from Zak-Del's body, integrated it into his hive-mind by absorbing it into his symbiote armor,[11] and used its living abyss to manifest All-Black's Necrosword form.[61]

Zeena Hodges' Symbiote

Appearances: Venom: The Hunted #2

One of the few members of the Symbiote Hive's first invasion of Earth to survive the Venom symbiote's psychic scream of despair, the symbiote bonded to a woman named Zeena Hodges opted to give up its kind's bloodthirsty ways and sought to live in harmony with its host.

Zeena and her symbiote were sought out by Donna Diego, host of the Scream symbiote, who sought to redeem herself for her murder of the other Life Foundation symbiotes' hosts by finding as many survivors as she could and helping them adapt. Unfortunately, the Symbiote Invasion had drawn a Xenophage to Earth, who ambushed Zeena and devoured her and her symbiote.[22]

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