History

The history of the Venom symbiote of Earth-TRN848 presumably mirrors that of its counterpart from Earth-616 up until it bonded to Spider-Man. Brought to Earth, it attempted to forge a stronger bond with him; and this, coupled with the stress Peter Parker was being subjected to, led to him becoming increasingly short-tempered. Tormenting Spider-Man with chronic nightmares, the symbiote attempted to wear down his resolve to not use lethal force when fighting crime, making him more brutal in combat. When Spider-Man attempted to bring it to the Fantastic Four for analysis, the symbiote refused to comply - afraid it would be separated from him. In a battle with the Hobgoblin, the symbiote unsuccessfully attempted to pressure Spider-Man into killing the supervillain; and after Peter unmasked the Hobgoblin the symbiote influenced him into terrorizing him.

Upon taking it to the Fantastic Four, the symbiote communicated with Spider-Man via his nightmares and urged him to accept he couldn't protect his loved ones without hurting those who got in his way. Upon learning the symbiote was alive and trying to bond to him, Spider-Man accepted it and rebuked Mister Fantastic for wanting to imprison and experiment on it.

After the Hobgoblin discovered Spider-Man's civilian identity and set fire to his Aunt May's house, the symbiote prevented its host from running into the inferno to rescue her. Apologizing for his aunt's death, the symbiote directed Peter's grief and rage towards the Hobgoblin, assuming a more monstrous form as they vengefully crushed the supervillain's skull.[1]

The symbiote continued to influence Peter's actions while slowly increasing its hold over him in an attempt to make their bond permanent to him, reassuring him that it was now their responsibility to keep the innocent safe. After Peter witnessed a newspaper by Jameson on his killing of the Hobgoblin, he gave in to the symbiote's suggestion that they instill fear into the people. This culminated in an angry Spider-Man storming the Daily Bugle and threatening Jonah, breaking his hand and threatening to break the other one if he stepped out of line again.

Mary Jane confronted Peter over killing Hobgoblin, but by then it was too late. The symbiote had successfully influenced Peter to use lethal force and Peter had already referred to himself in the plural sense. Still, Peter was troubled that she found out, but the symbiote argued that other humans wouldn't understand. Peter responded that he is still human, but the symbiote countered that they were so much more than that now.

They were both interrupted by Shocker and the Scorpion, who attacked Spider-Man not believing he had started killing. Scorpion caught him, but the symbiote effortlessly killed Gargan by suffocated him to death with its biomass. The Symbiote Spider-Man killed the Shocker before confronting the Kingpin, bringing their severed limbs. As Fisk revealed he had figured out Spider-Man's civilian identity and mocked him for having lost everyone who cared about him, Spider-Man furiously kill the Kingpin.[2]

Under the symbiote's influence, Peter continued killing various supervillains and criminals - eventually learning of an ambush being planned by the Sinister Six. The symbiote making him immune to Mysterio's illusions, Spider-Man attacked and killed all of them except Kraven the Hunter and Eddie Brock - who had murdered Doctor Octopus and stolen his arms. Using a Spider-Slayer, Jameson - who had allied with the Sinister Six to put an end to Spider-Man's reign of terror - shoved Spider-Man into a burning barn, forcing the symbiote to separate from Peter.

While Jameson took Peter to safety, assuming the symbiote - which he blamed for Spider-Man's violence - was dead, Peter sensed it had survived. Angry and vengeful, the symbiote made its way to the Baxter Building and took over Reed Richards, blaming him for Peter having questioned their bond. It then proceeded to extract several offspring from itself, forcibly bonding one of them to the Thing.[3]

Personality

The symbiote is aggressive and callous, tormenting Peter with nightmares in order to push him into being more ruthless towards his enemies, and urging him to terrorize and kill the Hobgoblin. However, it also possesses a caring side, as it apologized for not letting Peter rescue his aunt.[1] The symbiote genuinely wants to help Peter and believes that it's their responsibility to protect the innocent. Even if it means instilling fear and killing any villains that step out of line.[2] After being separated from Peter, the symbiote was left angry at Mr. Fantastic for interrupting its bond with Peter. Still, the symbiote cherished Peter and held onto Spider-Man's values of saving everyone.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Seemingly those of the Venom symbiote of Earth-616.

Abilities

Seemingly those of the Venom symbiote of Earth-616.

Weaknesses

Sonic and Heat: The Symbiote is extremely sensitive to sonic and thermal attacks.[1]

Paraphernalia

Weapons

The Venom symbiote can manifest claws and tendrils from its constituent living abyss.[1]

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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