|Citizen of the United States declared criminally insane.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Brooklyn, New York|
|Base of Operations|
|Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, New York, New York|
Alien symbiote enhanced human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.
The symbiote grants the ability to scale walls, mimic any type of clothing, create snares, swing lines and bladed weapons which can be used as an appendage or thrown from any point of the body. The symbiote also has the ability to create camouflage rendering itself visually invisible, dampen Spider-Man's sixth sense and track its offspring.
The symbiote is extremely vulnerable to both sonic and heat attacks.
Note: The Symbiote may not be inherently evil, but instead mimics the emotions of its host.
Symbiote: Alien being whose parentage originated in another galaxy.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1
Peter Parker Spider-Man Vol. 1
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #360 (March, 1992)
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #361 (April, 1992)
|David Michelinie & Rick Parker|
Serving eleven consecutive life sentences in prison, Cletus Kasady came into contact with fellow prisoner Eddie Brock (Venom), who had become separated from the alien symbiote Spider-Man brought back to Earth from the Secret Wars.
Draw to its host, the symbiote freed Brock from prison, but left behind a spawn that bonded with Kasady, creating the homicidal menace known as Carnage.