Venom 1998




A Few Facts About Venom
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 260 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish Blond
Other Distingushing Features: As Venom, Brock has an elongated jaw, teeth, and tounge which are really part of the alien costume


It all stared with a simple mistake. While participating in the first SecretWar,Spider-Man really trashed his costume. He comes across two other heroes who earlier had similar problems and was told that ther is a wonderous machine the can make any article of clothing you can think of. Unfortunatly for poor Spidey, they neglected to tell him where to find it. Spider-Man did find a devise that he thought looked like "it wants to make a costume". It produced a small, black ball that initially set off his spider-sense as he picked it up. The ball oozed over the confused hero and became the black costume. Spider-Man wore the costume for a few months, enjoying the fact that it produced its own webbing and could change to mimic his civilian cloths. This all came to an end when Spider-Man discovered his niftey new threds were actually an alien symbiote trying to bond to him permenently. Mr. Fantastic seperated the two with his "sonic blaster" and captured the symbiote for study. It should be noted that during the period that Spider-Man wore the alien costume there was evidence that the symbiote somehow fed on his adrenline. The costume escaped and reloined Spider-Man briefly, but the hero tried to kill the symbiote useing the bell tower of a church. The plan worked too well and the symbiote saved Spidey's life before hiding itself in the church.
The other half of this future combo, Eddie Brock, was the star investigative reporter for the Daily Globe. Eddie was a particularly driven man; driven to seek the approval of his stone hearted father. So it stands to reason that when his biggest scope, a man confeesing to be the then active Sin-Eater, was exposed as a fraud when the real Sin-Eater was captured by Spider-Man that Brock went a little over the edge. The paper fired him, his father disowned him, and his marriage ended. Brock's mind locked onto Spider-Man as the source of all his woes and thus began Brock's burning hatred of the Wall-Crawler. But life continued to deal harshly to Brock and soon he decided to comitt suicide. Stopping by a church to pray before he did the fateful deed, Brocks intense hatred of Spider-Man was noticed by the symbiote who had been hidden there since its last confrontation with Spider-Man. The two bonded and became Venom.
Venom has battled Spider-Man, & anyone else who gets in his way, numerous times since then. Brock sees himself as a hero, protecting innocents from the "evil" Spider-Man. In truth Venom has acted as a hero on several occassions, but he believes anyone he sees as "evil" should die, and this puts him in the same dubbious category as the Punisher. He still hates Spider-Man, but now reguards him as a nessecary evil since the Wall-Crawler also protectsthe "innocent". Venom desperately hates his "son", Carnage, who he sees as a perversion of all that he is. Venom serves a homeless community of "under people" in San Fransisco as their "protector". Make no mistake that Venom is insane. But recent signs in Brock's behavior during their recent seperation at the hands of the Scarlet-Spider would indicate that the symbiote is pushing Brock to be more violent.


Biographical Data


Real Name: Edward "Eddie" Brock
Other Current Aliases: None
Former Aliases: None Dual
Identity: Known to local authorites
Current Occupation: Vigilante
Former Occupation: Journalist for the Daily Globe
Citizenship: United States of America
Legal Status: Criminal record in U.S.
Place of Birth: San-Fransico, California
Marital Status: Divorced
Known Relatives: Carol Brock(father), Anne Weying(ex-wife)
Known Confidants: "Beck"
Known Allies: Spider-Man, Morbius, Vengence
Major Enemies: Spider-Man, Carnage, Life Foundation, Juggernaut, Scarlet-Spider
Usual Base of Operations: San-Fransico, California
Former Base of Operations: New York City
Current Group Membership:None
Former Group Membership: None
Extent of Education: BA in Journalism

Powers & Paraphenalia

Strength level: 11tons under optimal contditons
Powers: Brock's powers stem from his symbiotic relationship w/ the alien that serves as his costume. The symbiote can mimic any type of clothing whatsoever, as well as blending Venom in their surroundings, rendering them invisible. The symbiote has augmented all of Brock's physical abilities too superhuman levels equal to, and in some cases greater than, Spider-Man's.
Abilities: Venom also possesses the ability to adhere to most sufaces. Venom can animate any part of the costume and can fire a web-like substance from their hands. In some unknown way, Venom can sheild themselves from Spider-Man's spider-sense.

Weapons: None
Limitations: The symbiote is extremely sensitive to sonic and thermal attacks.  Back to the main page


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