NAME: Eddie Brock
APPEARANCE: Venom has the same basic appearance of The Alien Symbiote Costume with the addition of a rather large mouth complete with numerous teeth, a large tongue and occasionally green drool. The
costume also retained it's ability to change color and appearance to resemble all types of clothing, or it's surroundings.
POWERS: Venom is considerably more bulky than Spider-Man and considered to be stronger. His strength is increased geometrically
by the symbiote that he merged with, i.e. the stronger Eddie Brock's body, the more it is enhanced by the symbiote. Some of
Venom's powers are copied from Spider-Man including a supply of organic webbing that he can fire from his wrist without the
aid of web shooters, and the ability to cling to walls and surfaces. Venom has the abilty to block himself from Spider-Man's
VULNERABILITIES: The symbiote's main weakness is sound. Sonic blasts and very loud noises send it into a state of severe
shock. The symbiote is completely merged with Eddie Brock and it is unknown whether it can be completely removed via sonics.
Venom is also vulnerable to fire, and to his own twisted code of honor which prevents from harming those he deems to be innocents.
ORIGIN: Eddie Brock was a reporter for the Daily Globe. While investigating recent crimes by a masked man know as the
Sin-Eater, Eddie believed that he had discovered the Sin-Eater's identity. After publishing the story, Sin-Eater was captured by Spider-Man and revealed to be a different man than Eddie had suspected. Eddie lost his job, and gained an
intense hatred of Spider-Man, whom he felt was to blame for his mistake. Eddie Brock's life hit a downward spiral which culminated
with Eddie comtemplating suicide in an empty church. As fate would have it, this was the same church were Peter Parker was
finally able to rid himself of the Alien Symbiote. Sensing Eddie's weakness, the symbiote attacked and was finally able to completely bond with it's host. The Symbiote's hatred
of Peter-Parker combined with Eddie's hatred of Spider-Man to create Venom, a villain that has continued to terrorize Peter
Parker and his family for years.