These two have a long, complicated history and every time they meet it’s always a coin toss to see how they’re going to react. Will they fight? Will they work together? Keep watching to learn more about the bizarre relationship between Spider-Man and Venom.
In 2007’s Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker’s bonding with the Venom symbiote does more than change the color of his costume and enhance his powers, it makes him a jerk. The symbiote boosts destructive emotions in Peter, like anger and jealousy.
Among other things, he hunts and attempts to kill Sandman and brings Gwen Stacy to a nightclub in a manipulative plan to make Mary Jane jealous. He even gets in a fight with the club’s bouncers, which ends with him accidentally hurting Mary Jane. It’s this last act that makes Parker realize what’s happening and finally take action to get rid of the symbiote.
In the comics, however, things worked out a little differently. While the symbiote made Spider-Man do things against his will, it didn’t do so by turning him into an evil version of Peter Parker. Rather than finding the costume on Earth like he did in the film, Peter picked it up out in space during the events of Secret Wars, and shortly after he returned to New York with his new suit, the symbiote apparently decided that its host was a little too lazy. Most nights, the symbiote waited until Parker was asleep, took over his body, and went out to find more crime to fight, all the while controlling its human host’s unconscious body like a puppet. One of the first clues Parker has that something is wrong is when he constantly wakes up exhausted even though, as far as he knows, he’s been asleep in bed for hours.
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The Dark Passenger | 0:14
Breaking up is hard to do | 1:36
The one that got away | 2:53
Never leaving his circle | 3:52
Spider-Man → Family | 5:13
Best frenemies | 6:41
Miles | 8:36
This… Space Vampire?! | 9:59 https://youtu.be/uKPdlm3UDPM