Why Did Mulligans Eyes Turn Blue?
- Pieter Maas
Film – A variation of Patrick Mulligan appears in the live-action Sony’s Spider-Man Universe film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, portrayed by Stephen Graham, This version is a detective for the San Francisco Police Department who wears a hearing aid due to a past encounter with Frances Barrison while working as an officer.
How does Mulligan become Toxin?
Venom 2 ending: Comics explain what happens to Patrick Mulligan – Toxin in Venom vs. Carnage Vol.1 #4, published in 2004. Marvel Comics While Carnage is defeated in the Venom sequel, it is not entirely deceased. During the final battle, Carnage left a piece of itself in detective Patrick Mulligan.
- The last time we see Mulligan, he’s lying on the cathedral rafters, with his eyes glowing bright blue.
- In the comics, Patrick Mulligan also becomes Toxin, the third biggest symbiote in the Marvel Universe.
- Toxin is an offspring of Carnage, who made his first appearance in the 2004 series Venom vs. Carnage,
After Carnage births Toxin in that series, the newborn symbiote supplants itself in Mulligan, similar to what we see in the film. However, Carnage doesn’t die in the comics and instead teams up with Venom to destroy Toxin. Knowing how powerful Toxin could become in time, Venom and Carnage were concerned that Mulligan’s position as a cop would make Toxin a hero, not a villain.
What does Mulligan’s eyes turning blue mean?
Venom 2: Blue Eyes Sets Up Another Symbiote For Potential Sequel We know. You’ve seen Venom: Let There Be Carnage, or have read about the mid-credits scene, where Venom, along with Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) are set up for a multiversal collision with everyone’s favourite neighbourhood superhero, but if you paid close attention, the end of the movie teases a new character for a potential sequel.
- * Spoilers ahead *
- At the end of the film, after a church showdown between Venom, Carnage (Woody Harrelson) and Shriek (Naomie Harris), the Lethal Protector departs the city, but not before the film reveals the final fate of Detective Pat Mulligan – the cop responsible for Shriek’s bad eye and the one hunting down serial killer Cletus Kasady.
- After suffering a beatdown at the hands of Shriek, we see Mulligan’s eyes glow blue.
One likely reason for this, is that a symbiote has been implanted in him. somehow. In the comics, Detective Patrick Mulligan is host to the third symbiote introduced in Spider-Man lore, Toxin, As the spawn of Carnage, this new symbiote is half red (from the waist up) and black (from the waist down), sharing the colour scheme of his genetic elders.
- Toxin also happens to be the 1,000th symbiote of this particular genetic line, with the potential to become more powerful than Carnage and Venom combined, though there is fear that this new symbiote can potentially become psychotic and violent as well.
- While Toxin has played both ally and villain to Spider-Man in the comics, audiences should know that when first bonded with Patrick Mulligan, Toxin was young and naive, and subscribed to Mulligan’s more heroic tendencies.
- Since the end of the original Venom introduced and teased Carnage, it seems lazy and repetitive that the end of this sequel would tease yet another symbiote, but given that the first symbiote was somewhat neurotic and the second was psychotic, it puts a different spin to actually have a heroic symbiote grace the big screen.
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Why is Venom afraid of a red symbiote?
Why Venom Fears Carnage – This fear may stem from Carnage’s origin in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which is somewhat similar to how it was in the source material. In the comics, Kasady was cellmates with Eddie Brock, who was separated from the Venom symbiote at the time. When the symbiote came to Eddie’s rescue and united with him, it left behind a small, insignificant segment of itself.
This segment then bonded with Kasady, creating Carnage, but it did so in a different way than how Eddie bonded with Venom. Whereas the Venom symbiote simply “covered” both Spider-Man and Eddie, the Carnage symbiote combined with Kasady by working through his bloodstream. This stronger bonding with Kasady resulted in Carnage being more physically formidable than Venom was.
This joining together through the blood is also the explanation for Carnage’s red color scheme. It could be that in the universe of the Venom movies, this type of strong bond is already known among the symbiotes to result in stronger specimens. This could explain why Venom is so fearful of facing an enemy with a ruddy hue.
Eep in mind also that, while the circumstances of their unity are a bit different, Kasady is also exposed to the symbiote in Venom: Let There Be Carnage through blood. It’s sure to be explained once and for all when the movie finally comes out later this year, but until then, fans have only the source material to possibly explain why the biggest, baddest anti-hero turned into such a scaredy-cat.
Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters Sept.24. KEEP READING: Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Trailer, Plot, Release Date & News to Know
Is Toxin stronger than Venom?
Powers – Toxin possesses the powers of its parent, but to a greater extent. In addition, it seems to have a much stronger resistance to sonic waves and intense heat than Carnage. When bonded to Patrick Mulligan, it had a slim and streamlined appearance closely resembling Spider-Man, complete with a red and dark blue or black coloration.
- When upset or aggressive, it becomes much larger and he gets even stronger, growing vicious fangs and long, curving claws.
- When bonded to Eddie Brock, Toxin initially appeared all-red and massive, but after recovering from being burnt, it became red and black.
- Following Eddie being recruited by the FBI, the Toxin symbiote has taken on the appearance of black and red body armor, apparently in emulation of Agent Venom,
After bonding to Bren Waters, it took on a mixture of Patrick and Eddie’s forms.
Superhuman Strength : He possesses vast superhuman strength, and at the time of its birth it was stronger than Carnage and Venom combined were. Depending on how angry or upset he gets, he can grow to a much larger size, with large claws and vicious fangs. His strength extends to his legs allowing him to leap heights and distances impossible for a normal human. Superhuman Speed : He can move or run at speeds greater than any normal human being. Superhuman Stamina : He can exert himself at peak capacity for at least 48 hours until fatigue impairs him. Superhuman Agility : His agility is superior to any normal human being. Superhuman Reflexes : His reflexes are far superior to those of any normal human being. Superhuman Durability : He is much more resistant to injury than Spider-Man, Venom and Carnage combined but still has the traditional symbiote weaknesses, although to a much smaller degree. The tissue the symbiote is composed of renders Brock’s body much harder and far more resistant to physical injury than the body of an ordinary human. Brock can withstand high caliber bullets, great impact forces, powerful energy blasts, and falls from great heights without sustaining physical injury. He is durable enough that he can withstand multiple barrages of high caliber weapons such as machine guns from close range completely unperturbed, can withstand blows from superhuman beings such as Wrecker, Spider-Man, Carnage, etc. unharmed. He also possesses an extreme resistance to pain, and seems to feel it only to a certain extent. Genetic Memory : The symbiote possesses some limited psychic ability, making it capable of obtaining information from its hosts and even other people and symbiotes simply by touch. It can, however, be forced to forget information if the symbiote is inflicted with heavy trauma. Offspring Detection: The symbiote is capable of psychically detecting its offspring, however, with effort, this ability can be blocked. Spider-Sense : Brock is also granted an extrasensory ability similar to Spider-Man’s spider-sense. This response is not as complicated as Spider-Man’s inherent sense since the alien costume can detect danger from every direction and conduct Brock in plenty of time. It’s a lot more efficient than Spider-Man’s spider-sense because it is more specific as to where the danger is. Immunity to Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense : Due to Spider-Man being a host to the Toxin symbiote’s predecessor, Toxin is able to bypass Spider-Man’s spider-sense. As such, he is capable of attacking Spider-Man without alerting him, making him a very deadly opponent. Constituent-Matter Generation: Toxin can also use the same substance comprising the symbiote in the form of constituent black matter, and he can generate tentacle-like appendages from various parts of his body, which he often uses either in combat situations or to restrain someone. Shape Alteration : Toxin can manipulate his matter to enlarge or stretch his body in order to augment his attacks. He can morph sections of his body, such as his hands or feet, into spikes, blades, axes or a shield. Toxin also has the ability to manifest wings in order to fly.
Stretching and deforming: Although it’s widely known that the symbiote can stretch and reform itself, recently it was able to perform this ability whilst bonded with a human host.
Regeneration : He is capable of healing injuries in the host at an exceptionally fast rate. The symbiote is even capable of healing injuries and illness that current human medical care cannot such as cancer. Camouflage : The symbiote is capable of mimicking the appearance of any form of clothing, camouflaging with its surroundings, and even mimicking other people. Wallcrawling : Much like Spider-Man, Toxin has the ability to cling to virtually any surface. He can rapidly crawl, walk, or run across even slick/wet surfaces. Organic Webbing : Toxin can project an unlimited, powerful, organic web-like substance similar to the webbing Spider-Man has (which takes on a shape of thick red and blue tendrils like the chains of Ghost Rider ). He typically uses this webbing to swing from building to building or as a means of immobilizing someone. The webbing is incredibly strong. Poisonous Fangs : An ability developed by Brock when he bonded with the symbiote. Toxin’s fangs not only intimidate foes but deliver a powerful, toxic bite. Tracking : Toxin can track anyone, not just other symbiotes, as long as he has something to pick up a scent.
Is Toxin the strongest symbiote?
9) Venomsaurus Rex – Image via Marvel Comics A symbiote enhances the physical strength and resistance of a host, giving them superpowers. Unfortunately, most symbiotes also increase the hunger and the rage of a host, transforming it into a killing machine. So what if a symbiote is attached to something other than a human? What if a symbiote decides to choose a carnivorous dinosaur as its host? That’s precisely what happens in the Old Man Logan storyline when we see the powerful Venomsaurus Rex for the first time. Image via Marvel Comics During the Venom: Lethal Protector storyline, Eddie Brock tries to lead an honest life when seeds of Venom are extracted by the evil organization Life Foundation and forced to grow into five new symbiotes. The most powerful of Venom’s first offsprings is Scream, an unstable creature attached to Life Foundation’s mentally disturbed security agent Donna Diego. Image via Marvel Comics The youngest son of Venom, Sleeper, was allowed to develop in a safe environment before attaching himself to a host. While Sleeper is still prone to brutality, this symbiote didn’t become a mindless killing machine like all other of Venom’s offspring. Image via Marvel Comics The Anti-Venom symbiote was created when Venom bonded with Eddie Brock after the man was cured of cancer by Mister Negative. Thanks to Mister Negative’s healing powers, the particular antibodies developed by Brock dissolved Venom and gave birth to a new kind of symbiote. Image via Marvel Comics The son of Carnage, Toxin, was believed to be the most powerful symbiote ever created. The raw power of Toxin was so great that he was feared even by the King in Black, Knull, creator and leader of the symbiotes. However, trained by Venom and bonded with a New York City cop named Patrick Mulligan, Toxin’s powers remained restrained and focused on doing good. Image via Sony Pictures Venom’s most dangerous offspring became one of Marvel’s most vicious villains after bonding with serial killer Cletus Kasady. Carnage is more violent, unpredictable, and some would say more powerful than Venom. As Cletus was already a blood-lusting serial killer before becoming Carnage, the increased aggressivity caused by the bonding with a symbiote only made him more cruel and dangerous. Image via Marvel Comics Grendel is a symbiote-dragon created by the King in Black himself. Determined to destroy the light spreading in the universe, Knull gave birth to the first symbiote-dragons, powerful beings capable of crossing the galaxies and laying waste to everything in their way. Image via Marvel Comics Born from the primordial void, Knull is the eldritch god of darkness that created the symbiotes. As soon as the Celestials brought light into his dark kingdom, Knull forged the All-Black, a blade that bounds with its host much like all symbiotes do.
- For a while, Knull struck fear into the universe, waging war all alone against the Celestials.
- However, after the All-Black was lost, Knull decided to create an army of symbiote-dragons connected to him through a hive mind to conquer the universe while sitting at his dark throne.
- Besides having the powers of a God, Knull can manipulate the abyss that existed before creation, bringing life out of the darkness.
He can control symbiotes, is virtually immortal, and has even the ability to manipulate time itself. Knull is one of the biggest threats in the entire Marvel universe, and his dark empire extends for billions of years. Image via Sony Venom and Eddie Brock are not the most powerful symbiotes when we measure raw power. Nevertheless, no other symbiote has so much determination as Venom. Time and time again, Venom was tested against more dangerous symbiotes and always comes up on top because he’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep the world a safer place.
- While Venom has the killing impulses of all symbiotes, which were created from the void to be killing machines, he proved he can conquer his urges and become a force for good.
- Because of his unbreakable spirit, Venom was recently powered up by the God of Light itself, allowing him to defeat Knull once and for all.
Eddie Brock is currently the new King in Black, using his connection to the Hive to repair some of the damage caused by Knull. As for the symbiote Venom, it has recently bonded with Eddie’s son, Dylan Brock, and they are both acting as a hero on Earth.
Is there a yellow symbiote?
- In the comics the symbiote Phage is also referred to as the Yellow Symbiote, has identical colors, and originates from the Life Foundation. Phage was only named decades after the its debut, after years of not having an offical name. It is likely that this symbiote either is or was inspired by Phage.
- Most fans believed that yellow symbiote was Scream while claiming she was going to be the main antagonist of Venom 2018 since she the only one to be a fan favorite after Carnage, But unfortunately only Riot became the main antagonist while the only female symbiote was She-Venom instead.
Is Mulligan a Carnage?
In the comics, Patrick Mulligan was a former NYPD police officer who became bonded to a Symbiote known as Toxin the symbiote who was the offspring of Carnage, and the first symbiote who was an ally of Spider-Man.
Why Venom fear Carnage?
Carnage Lives a Life That Venom Can Only Dream of in ‘Venom 2’ > > By Oct.4 2021, Published 1:34 p.m. ET Now that or Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in theaters, we get to see the titular character in action once again with its host Eddie Brock. This time around, the duo is still trying to get used to living with each other, but they’re going up against their most difficult opponent yet.
- Article continues below advertisement In Venom 2, when Venom sees another symbiote named Carnage, it gets scared and goes back into Eddie’s body.
- It’s not looking to fight at all.
- In fact, Eddie has to agree to let Venom eat “everybody” before Venom agrees to come back out.
- But why is Venom afraid of Carnage? The two have a lot in common, but there is one key difference that sets them apart.
When Venom first sees Carnage and hides in Venom 2, all it has to say for itself is, “That is a red one,” when Eddie asks where Venom went. There’s no more context that helps understand what this means. But one clear difference between the two aliens — besides their color and the fact that Carnage has way more arms — is their hosts. Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment The movie doesn’t clearly state why, but Venom is probably afraid of Carnage because Carnage doesn’t have the moral restrictions that Venom does. They are alien symbiotes. This means they need another living host to bond with if they’re going to survive long-term.
- Because of this, Venom has bonded with Eddie and the two have agreed to co-exist in Eddie’s body.
- But this arrangement also means that Venom is not allowed to do everything it wants, like destroy things and eat most people.
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Its host is a serial killer so it doesn’t have the same moral standards that Venom has to abide by. Because of this, Carnage is much more dangerous and reckless even though it and Venom have similar abilities. Article continues below advertisement Eddie has clearly been holding Venom back from doing a lot of what it wants to do which is probably why Venom was so quick to reappear after Eddie agreed to let it eat people.
But that also shows that Venom is willing to listen to Eddie and keep its urges in check at least most of the time. Carnage is the result of one of Venom’s offspring bonding with the serial killer Cletus Kasady. According to the, Eddie shared a prison cell with him. After Eddie and Venom broke out, the alien symbiote left a piece of itself behind and didn’t say anything to Eddie about it.
Article continues below advertisement The offspring then bonded with Cletus through a cut, and Carnage was born. In the comics, we see that Cletus is not the only host Carnage has had. Over time, it’s been able to separate itself from Cletus and bond with other people including and a doctor named Karl Malus.
Why Venom hates Spider-Man?
The Venom/Spider-Man feud began years ago due to bad journalism, Spider-Man’s heroism, and the mutual hatred of one angry symbiote. Though the Lethal Protector has become an anti-hero since the ’90s, Venom is still widely regarded as one of Spider-Man ‘s most well-known and iconic villains. Their feuds may now be the stuff of legend, not to mention numerous adaptations, but exactly why the two come to blows is a bit more esoteric.
This is especially the case now that Venom is a “good guy” on the big screen, as well. Venom debuted backed in the late 1980s, and it was here that he swore to destroy Spider-Man and Peter Parker. This led to countless battles between the two and the birth of another symbiote, and it all stems from sloppy journalism.
Here’s why Venom originally had it in for Spider-Man in the Marvel comic book universe.
Is there a blue symbiote?
Blue and Yellow Symbiotes in Venom? Blue and Yellow Symbiotes in Venom? I have wondered for a while now as to the identity of the other two Symbiotes who joined Riot and Venom in coming to Earth as part of the initial Symbiote invasion force. Though both of these Symbiotes died their presence in the Life Foundation does bare some resemblance to the comics that inspired the movie, and that being said I thought that maybe it might be possible to evaluate the identity of the two Symbiotes.
- After looking through the list of all the identified Symbiotes as of today, I believe I have found some likely candidates: Yellow Symbiote (1) (Scream): In the comics Scream was one of the symbiotes forcibly spawned from Venom alongside several others by the Life Foundation.
- For a time she served as an enemy of both Venom and Spider-Man, but she was eventually killed by Eddie Brock.
Because Scream is one of the few yellow symbiotes and it was long rumored that she might appear in the film, I’ve decided to make Scream my prime candidate for the identity of the yellow symbiote. The fates and tales of Scream and the yellow symbiote have similar parts of their stories, because each symbiote have ties to the Life Foundation and each met an untimely demise.
Yellow Symbiote (2) (Phage): In the comics Phage was one of the symbiotes forcibly spawned from Venom alongside several others by the Life Foundation. I’ve decided to make Phage a likely candidate for the Yellow symbiote – (Even though in the comics Phage is more of an orange color) – because both share similar ties to the Life Foundation and each have similar colors.
Blue Symbiote (1) (Mayhem): In the comics Mayhem was a biologically reengineered being as a human and symbiote hybrid. The character April gave herself the name Mayhem to operate under in her superhuman activities, but she died in an explosion while fighting Spider-Girl.
Because Mayhem is one of if not the only blue symbiote, I’ve decided to make Mayhem my prime candidate for the identity of the blue symbiote. The fates and tales of Mayhem and the blue symbiote have similar parts of their stories, because each symbiote was experimented on in labs and each met an untimely demise.
Blue Symbiote (2) (Agony): In the comics Agony was one of the symbiotes forcibly spawned from Venom alongside several others by the Life Foundation. I’ve decided to make Agony a likely candidate for the blue symbiote – (Even though in the comics Agony is more of a purple color) – because both share similar ties to the Life Foundation and each have similar colors.
What is the weakest symbiote?
If Venom is the weakest symbiote, how does he always defeat the other sybiotes? (pls no spoiler from the movie) Because sometimes you don’t have to be stronger to win the fight. For example in the 1st movie, he blew it up in a space ship. He didn’t overpower it.
Is Venom scared of Toxin?
10/10 His First Appearance – Toxin first appeared in the Venom VS. Carnage miniseries, where Carnage spawned Toxin in the second issue of the story. Both Venom and Carnage feared the potential power of Toxin, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with. The character was created by writer Peter Milligan and artist Clayton Crain.
Why was Carnage red?
Why Is Carnage Red? Symbiote Species Explained – Many of the Symbiote species have their own unique colours, Anti-Venom is white, Sleeper is green, Scream is Yellow, Venom is Black, and Carnage is red. But there is a specific reason as to why Carnage is red in Venom: Let There Be Carnage and it relates to his origin story in the comic books.
Eddie Brock (Venom) once shared a prison cell with Cletus Kasady (Carnage), but when Brock’s symbiote returned and re-attached to him it managed to leave its spawn in the cell with Cletus Kasady. The spawn of the Venom symbiote then attached itself to Kasady through his bloodstream. Carnage achieves this by entering Kasady’s body through a cut on his hand.
This is the reason why Carnage appears as the colour red, as he entered through the bloodstream, which is of course red. However, this is the origin story of Carnage in the marvel comic books. Although the upcoming movie will likely follow the comics closely, the story may differ.
Why is a red symbiote stronger?
Why is Carnage so powerful? – The Venom symbiote eventually found Eddie and reunited with him, unknowingly leaving behind its offspring. This offspring eventually bonded to Kasady’s blood through a small cut, making the Carnage symbiote have its red appearance, which resulted in Carnage being more powerful than Venom. |
Who is God of Light Venom?
Venom just received a massive power upgrade in his battle against the King in Black that made him the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe. Warning! Spoilers for King in Black #5 below! Venom just became the most powerful hero in the entire Marvel Universe, as the King in Black finale gave him a power upgrade courtesy of Mjolnir, Silver Surfer, and the God of Light. In the event’s epic conclusion, Venom took on Knull, the God of Symbiotes, but did so while hosting the powerful Enigma Force, Thor’s hammer, and Silver Surfer’s sword – turning the three weapons into something even greater.
- Venom has come back from the dead thanks to the Enigma Force, an extremely strong force that is the King in Black’s one true counter.
- As Knull seemingly was winning his battle against the Avengers and just about every hero and villain on Earth and across the galaxy, the Silver Surfer brought the Enigma Force back to the planet where it bonded with Brock.
Venom became the new God of Light and the final showdown with the King in Black was set. Now, readers know just how powerful Brock became. In King in Black #5 by Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin, the Avengers and Silver Surfer prepare to battle Knull one last time.
- Venom appears glowing yellow as the new God of Light but it’s not the only power he chooses to use.
- He summons both Silver Surfer’s board (which was turned into a sword) and Mjolnir from Thor himself – in a scene that’s similar to Cap wielding the God of Thunder’s hammer in the final climax of Avengers: Endgame,
Venom takes things a step further and combines the Enigma Force and two weapons and creates a battle axe that easily destroys Knull’s army. With the combination of powers, Venom decimates the King in Black’s forces. He easily kills his symbiote dragons, while he chases down Knull and brutally stabs the axe into his chest. Once Knull’s darkness has been stripped of his body, Venom flies into space and throws Knull into the sun.
In doing so, he frees everyone from the King in Black’s hold and saves the day. While the Enigma Force would leave Eddie Brock, for the entire fight, Venom was the strongest person in the entire Marvel Universe. Knull’s army beat just about every hero and villain across the galaxy – with ease. With the combined powers, he took out the King in Black like it was nothing, making one of Marvel’s most powerful villains ever look like a plaything.
The powers didn’t last, but with them, he was an unbeatable cosmic force that could unquestionably go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Marvel Universe. The King in Black just found out the hard way, Next: King in Black’s Ending Launches ‘Extreme Carnage’ in Marvel Comics
What is Venom’s most powerful form?
10/15 Hybrid – The Hybrid Symbiote was considered the strongest of the Venom-spawn created at the Life Foundation. It was created after the Symbiote Scream destroyed the other four Life Foundation creations Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony. The remaining four merged into one to become the Hybrid and bonded with a prison guard called Scott Washington.
What is the oldest symbiote?
|Two most enduring symbiotic characters, Venom (below) and its offspring Carnage (above), battling each other in the textless cover from Venom vs. Carnage #1 (July 2004). Art by Clayton Crain|
|First appearance||Black Costume, The Amazing Spider-Man #252, The Spectacular Spider-Man #90, and Marvel Team-Up #141 Symbiote, The Amazing Spider-Man #258 (May 1984 )|
|Created by||Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco, Mike Zeck, David Michelinie|
|Place of origin||Gorr ‘s unnamed planet; later moved to Klyntar|
|Notable members||See List of symbiotes|
|Inherent abilities||Symbiosis with a host provides superhuman strength, speed, agility, and endurance; gains characteristics of host; amplifies original powers and traits of hosts|
The Klyntar ( colloquial : symbiotes ) are a fictional species of extraterrestrial symbiotes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with Spider-Man, The symbiotes form a symbiotic bond with their hosts, through which a single entity is created.
- They are able to alter their hosts’ personalities and/or memories by influencing their darkest desires, along with amplifying their physical and emotional traits and personality and thereby granting them super-human abilities.
- There are more than 40 known symbiotes in the Marvel Universe,
- The first and most well-known symbiote is Venom, who originally attached itself to Spider-Man during the 1985 Secret Wars miniseries.
After Spider-Man rejected it upon discovering its true evil nature, the symbiote bonded with his rival, Eddie Brock, with whom it first became Venom. The character has since endured as one of Spider-Man’s archenemies, though he has also been occasionally depicted as an antihero,
Other characters have later merged with the Venom symbiote, including the villain Mac Gargan, and Flash Thompson, who became the superhero Agent Venom. Other well-known symbiotes are Carnage, an offspring of Venom who, when merged with its most infamous host, Cletus Kasady, has served as an enemy of both Spider-Man and Venom; and Anti-Venom, which originated when the Venom symbiote re-merged with Brock after a long split, gaining a new white appearance and additional powers as a result of Martin Li using his powers on Brock to cure his cancer.
Since their conception, the symbiotes have appeared in various media adaptations, including films, television series, and video games. Venom has been the most featured one, appearing in the 2007 film Spider-Man 3, and as the titular protagonist of the 2018 film Venom,
Is symbiote asexual?
Powers – Symbiotes feed on their host’s adrenaline, usually released into the bloodstream during the fight-or-flight response. They have also been shown to depend on their hosts for a steady supply of phenethylamine, a chemical found as a neurotransmitter in the human brain.
While this has been known to lead some symbiotes to consume the brains of others, the chemical can also be ready found in processed chocolate. While the symbiotes are connected to a host, they raise their host’s dopamine levels. They can apparently be killed, or at least forced into some sort of death-like state, by an overdose of dopamine-inhibitor.
Symbiotes aren’t able to bond with hosts who have high levels of vitamin C in their blood streams. There are several levels of biological symbiosis, or “bonding” that can be achieved between a symbiote and its host, each with different biological consequences.
Symbiotes have some ability to sense the thoughts and emotions of sentient creatures, though to what extent remains unclear. The Venom symbiote was able to pattern itself after Spider-Man’s thought, and respond to his mental commands even without significant bonding. The psychic scream of the Venom symbiote was able to draw the attention of space-faring symbiotes, while powerful feelings of emotional anguish were able to actually kill many symbiotes.
Symbiotes have a genetic memory, allowing them to exploit their parents’ knowledge through ancestral recall. On Earth, this allows Venom’s descendants to benefit from the symbiote’s former bond with Spider-Man by gaining spider-like powers. Certain memories seem to be more readily accessible than others.
For example, the trauma of Galactus devouring a world populated by symbiotes so scarred the surviving members of the species that it still invokes an intense reaction in all symbiotes today. Symbiotes are genderless, reproduce asexually, and generally produce only one offspring in a lifetime. In the case of Venom, seeds were forcibly extracted to produce more offspring.
There is no family structure, and in fact it seems to be common for parent and offspring to hate each other. However this observation is taken mostly from the relationship between Venom and his children. Venom hates Carnage because of his murderous nature (not to mention that when they were cell mates they had an antagonistic relationship).
When his other “children” were born he thought that they would end up like Carnage so he placed his hatred of him on them. However, recently the Venom symbiote was pregnant after absorbing a clone of itself and wanted to rebounded with Spider-Man because bounding with Brock would kill the child because he had cancer.
While they have a latent ability to sense the proximity of their progeny, they usually have no interest in them. The one exception comes once every 1,000 generations, when a symbiote is born with a high risk of psychotic breakdown, and must be guided by older symbiotes, or else destroyed.
- Their unique properties make the symbiotes immune to most conventional weapons.
- They are dense enough to absorbed the force of powerful blows and stop bullets before they reach the host being.
- They are able to process breathable gases for the host when it would otherwise be unable (underwater, for example).
They seem to confer a weak healing factor on strongly-bonded hosts, but that bond can also send host and symbiote alike into shock if they are forcibly separated.
Symbiotes seem to have some latent psychic abilities, allowing them to respond to the thoughts of their hosts, and each other. When Venom’s symbiote was in anguish, it let out a psychic scream that effected sensitive humans worldwide, causing many suicides and an overpowering doleful emotion affecting globally. This psychic scream was received by symbiotes in a nearby star system. The symbiote amplifies the strength of its “wearer”, so that a reasonably fit human (such as Brock) can compete and even exceed even Spider-Man’s strength. It also confers improved speed and agility on the host. By virtue of having partially bonded with Spider-Man, Venom and its descendants all have spider-like powers, including the ability to cling to surfaces and produce organic webbing. Most can also avoid detection by Spider-Man’s “spider sense”.
What is Venom’s real name?
Eddie BrockVenom. Bonding with an unearthly symbiote, Eddie Brock is given amazing powers and an unstable psyche.
When did Patrick Mulligan become toxic?
|First appearance||As Patrick Mulligan: Venom/Carnage #1 ( September 2004 ) As Toxin: Venom/Carnage #2 (October 2004) As Eddie Brock: Venom #17 (May 2012) As Bren Waters: King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #3 (April 2021)|
|Created by||Peter Milligan Clayton Crain|
Does Detective Mulligan become Toxin?
Mulligan Becomes Toxin – That’s right we’re about to get a third major symbioted character. Or fourth when you count Riz Ahmed’s Riot from Venom (2018). While the how’s and why’s of this occurring in Venom: Let There Be Carnage remain frustratingly opaque, Toxin is actually Carnage’s son, just as Carnage is Venom’s.
- In the comics, Toxin was the third major symbiote character introduced on the page after Venom and Carnage, first appearing in Venom/Carnage #2 in 2004.
- This red and blobbier looking symbiote is created reluctantly when Carnage (both the symbiote and its host Cletus Kassady) realize they’ve become pregnant.
Far more vain and narcissistic than even Venom, and with the memories of Kasady’s broken home, Carnage has no desire to give birth to a spawn which could become more powerful than himself, just as Carnage became more powerful than Venom. So he resigns himself to killing it as soon as it’s born.
Asady even goes so far as to bond the symbiote to a hero cop who happens to be stumbling by, Det. Patrick Mulligan, so he can easily kill both while they’re disoriented. Luckily, Venom sought this event out, hoping to raise his grandchild symbiote. It is Venom who even names the new creature Toxin—after himself.
The two characters, however, have a falling out because Brock in the comics is still kind of unhinged while Mulligan wants to be a real good guy. So instead of becoming Venom’s partner, Toxin turns out to be the first symbiote to be a true ally to Spider-Man and a real superhero, as opposed to a partner of convenience, as is often the case with Venom.
Presumably, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is setting Graham’s Mulligan up to be a possible partner (or rival) to Venom in a new movie down the road. And similar to how Venom inexplicably gave birth to the Carnage symbiote without even realizing it in Venom 2, we’re left to deduce that Carnage’s symbiote likewise “infected” Mulligan with its his spawn when that tendril was wrapped around the lawman’s face earlier in the church.
Join our mailing list Get the best of Den of Geek delivered right to your inbox! It makes sense though to hire an actor of Graham’s caliber—he truly is phenomenal in Boardwalk Empire and The Irishman —to be more than just “the copper” in your superhero movie.
How did Toxin become Toxin?
Toxin (Eddie Brock) After being left symbioteless due to the events of Spider Island, which killed his symbiote. Brock decided that symbiotes were a plague on earth and needed to destroy them. However Brock was captured and forcibly bonded to the Toxin Symbiote, becoming the new Toxin.
How did Mulligan get his powers?
What Happened to Detective Patrick Mulligan? – Detective Patrick Mulligan was seemingly left for dead by Shriek during the final battle, but a brief shot of Mulligan shows him gasping awake with glowing blue eyes. But what exactly happened to Mulligan? Does he have powers now? In the comics, Mulligan gets a symbiote of his own and operates as the anti-hero known as Toxin,
- So it seems that movie-Mulligan got powers, just different ones than we were expecting.
- But how did that even happen? There didn’t seem to be any transfer of power from Shriek to Mulligan as she was beating him up, at least that we could tell.
- Regardless, our best guess is that Mulligan’s eyes glowed the same blue as Shriek’s discolored eye because he somehow absorbed Shriek’s super-sonic powers.
This twist does make a certain amount of sense because it means Mulligan would now have the power to fight symbiotes and take them down using one of their greatest weaknesses. Not a bad tool for a symbiote-hunting detective to have in a potential third Venom movie! There’s plenty more to be said about where Mulligan could go next along with Eddie and Venom, so check out our theories on where the Venom franchise may go from here,