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Real Name
Edward Brock Jr.
Current Alias



Edward Brock Sr. (father), Janine Brock (mother) (deceased)


Base Of Operations
New York City




Unusual Features


First appearance



Growing up Eddie Brock became an aggressive over-achiever to try and impress his cold and distant father. He would become a cop, feeling the compulsion to try and become a hero. Though there's ambiguity as to whether it is more because he wants to help people or attain renown. He early on became Spider-Man's first ally in the precinct whilst others like Capt. George Stacy at first thought of him as no more than a vigilante who started interfering in police business and thus decided to hunt him down.

Eddie eventually became desperate to track down a gruesome serial killer known as the "Carnage Killer" that was terrorizing New York. It became all the more personal and intense for him after a friend of his went missing and was believed to have been taken by the Carnage Killer. He tracked down who he thought the killer was, a man named Emil Gregg. He came to the belief it was Gregg after he discovered that a reporter was in correspondence with a man claiming to be the killer after getting suspicious of where his information was coming from and tapping his phone.

Brock confronted Gregg and whilst interrogating him horribly beat him in his attempt to get a direct confession and to find his friend. The injuries putting Gregg into a catatonic state. Spider-Man would discover this, and Peter became tormented with the decision of whether or not to turn him in after discovering that Gregg was an innocent man who was merely a "compulsive confessor" rather than the true Carnage Killer. However, after the death of Uncle Ben Peter swore that he would never turn a blind eye to a crime ever again. And so he decided to turn Brock in.

And Eddie's life thus came crumbling apart. His father decided to fully cut ties with him, his fiancée Anne Weying left him, and he wound up getting kicked off the force. Leaving him feeling vindictive towards Spider-Man. Not only because he blamed him for ruining his life, but also because he felt a deep sense of personal betrayal given how they had become allies and friends whilst taking on crime together that he supported when no-one else would, as well as feeling that what he did was flagrant hypocrisy in how he was a masked vigilante that regularly broke the law in his attempts to supercede it to fight crime and thus was no different than him.

Powers and Abilities


Eddie Brock was the first individual to truly bond with the symbiote, seeing as Peter Parker did not allow it to complete the process, gaining many of the same powers Spider-Man possessed in conjunction with the symbiote's natural abilities.

Black Symbiotic Costume: The alien costume, which had grafted itself to the nervous system of Eddie Brock, somehow absorbed the powers of Spider-Man during its brief symbiotic relationship with him. These powers had been transferred to Brock, so long as he wore the costume, and combined with Eddie's natural bulk made Venom physically stronger than Spider-Man. The symbiote also kept Brock's cancer in check until they separated. Ultimately the costume's influence hurt more than helped Brock's psyche, and when he finally realized this himself he decided to auction it. The symbiote grants Eddie the following powers: ◾ Superhuman Strength

◾ Superhuman Durability

◾ Superhuman Stamina

◾ Superhuman Speed, Agility, and Reflexes

◾ Accelerated Healing Factor

◾ Webbing Generation

◾ Wall-Crawling

◾ Offspring Detection

◾ Genetic Memory

◾ ESP (Spider-Sense)

◾ Immunity to Spider-man's Spider Sense

◾ Constituent Matter Generation

◾ Camouflage Capabilities

◾ Stretching and deforming

◾ Poisonous Fangs


◾ Excellent detective abilities

◾ Skilled hand-to-hand combatant

◾ Above average marksman

◾ Adept knowledge of science including forensics

Strength level



None known.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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