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After being exposed to a strain of the Jackal's Carrion Virus, Dr. William Allen was given all of the Jackal's memories and a variety of powers, mutating into the newest Carrion. He became a major threat to New York City civilians until Spider-Man stopped him.[2]

Put in stasis at a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, Carrion escaped at some point[3] and was used by the demon known as the Hive in a plot against the mutant hero Nightcrawler.[4] Caught again,[3] Carrion was sent to the Negative Zone's Prison 42. When Blastaar's forces started to overrun the prison, Carrion was forced to send a telepathical message to the Guardians of the Galaxy by Jack Flag and Star-Lord.[5] Having somehow escaped captivity again, Carrion joined the Shadow Council's Masters of Evil in Bagalia.[6][7]

Carrion later allied himself with the Jackal to wreak havoc in Manhattan. He planned to possess a superhuman and permanently bond with them, but the Superior Spider-Man prevented him to do so every time he tried after detecting his presence. When the Superior Spider-Man was confronted by the Avengers about his current behavior, Carrion managed to infect Hyperion and almost bonded with him permanently if not by the combined efforts of the heroes. He was thought to have been destroyed by Spider-Man, but he recomposed himself and returned to the Jackal's lair.[8]

Along with the Mutant-Powered Spider-Clones and the clones of Miles Warren and Gwen Stacy, Carrion helped the Jackal capture both Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider[9] to take some fresh tissue samples to use in his future clonages. They were ultimately defeated by the duo, with both the clones and the collected tissues being destroyed in the explosion of the Jackal's hideout. Carrion was later seen collecting a sample of Kaine's DNA with the Jackal, who wanted to use said sample to create a new Spidercide.[10]


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In addition to those of the original Carrion,[2] Allen also has the power of possessing other people, "infecting" them like an airborne virus.[8] His low-level telepathy is stronger than the original's.[1]


  • Originally, Carrion was able to control other human beings by infecting them with the Carrion Virus.[2] The mind control was later attributed to his use of telepathy in conjunction with the red dust.[1]
  • Otto erroneously thought the Carrion was a sentient virus when they fought for the first time[8] and presumed he had been cloned when they faced each other again.[9]

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