If there was such a thing as the environment truly taking to the molding of the personality and actions of a person, then Carnage would be the perfect test case. Given the environment that he grew up in, Cletus Kasady witnessing or even committing various acts of violence, and murder to first family members then to other innocent parties, the inclusion of an insidious, and opportunist symbiote known as Venom found the perfect breeding ground in this psychotic human Carnage.Created by writer David Michelinie and artist Mark Bagley and first appeared as Cletus Kasady in The Amazing Spider-Man #344 (March 1991)and as Carnage in The Amazing Spider-Man #360.
Inheriting Venom’s ability to resurrect himself, through a blood incision just as a starfish is able to regenerate a lost limbs, the only real vulnerability that can slow down Carnage is that of heat. High pitched sounds were mainly an annoyance that would further enrage him.Carnage is a much more darker version of Venom who he got the Symbiote offspring from “Eddy Brock” in prison as a result of Eddy re-bonding with the Symbiote.
Carnage also inherited many of the abilities of Venom including being able to adhere to walls and surfaces, have appendages that are able to act independently for mobility, entanglement, and defensively for him. Although not fully able to chameleon his presence, Carnage is able to soften the detection skills of Spiderman.
As a true psychotic, his loyalties cannot be trusted as the real rush comes from the homicidal acts of total mutilation of victims, regardless of being friends, foes, or innocents.
Although Spiderman is his arch foe he had run ins with the Silver Surfer,and some of the Avengers.Carnage is one of Marvel’s most popular villains.
The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (Apr 1992), and was created by writer David Michelinie and artist Mark Bagley, although the first published artwork of Carnage was penciled by Chris Marrinan.
POWER and ABILITIES
As Eddie Brock explained, the Carnage symbiote was born with abilities even more singular than those of its progenitor—due to the fact that it gestated in an environment alien to it—Earth. The alien symbiote endows Kasady with physical strength greater than that of Spider-Man and Venom combined and shape-shifting abilities, allows him to project a web-like substance from any part of his body including the formation of weapons, and enables him to plant thoughts into a person’s head using a symbiote tendril.
When Eddie Brock’s Venom symbiote soon returned to be bonded again, allowing Venom to escape prison, the symbiote left its offspring in the cell; due to its alien mindset, the symbiote felt no emotional attachment to its offspring, regarding it as insignificant, and thus never communicated its existence to Brock via their telepathic link. The new symbiote then bonded with Brock’s cellmate Cletus Kasady through a cut on his hand, transforming him into Carnage. The bond between the Carnage symbiote and Kasady was stronger than the bond between Brock and the Venom symbiote. Cletus Kasady was also a serial killer and thought of as insane. As a result, Carnage is far more violent, powerful, and deadly than Venom.
ENEMIES & ROGUES
Carnage is an agent of chaos and attacks anyone. He is a rogue to Spider-Man.
He is usually partners with Venom, but also includes himself in smaller organizations like the Carnage Family, Frightful Four, and the Goblin Nation.