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Symbiotes are an alien race that feeds on the negative emotions of its host. Also referred to as the Synoptic. They exist in a near liquid form.

The Symbiotes were scattered across the galaxy after their home planet was devoured by the world-eater Galactus. For some reason, Galactus could not siphon the life-force from the symbiotes themselves; however, this event left all the symbiotes psychologically traumatized. The race is now nomadic and lives on various worlds throughout the cosmos.

Symbiotes often have a give and take relationship with their hosts, but usually take more than they give. When Spider-Man was first bonded to the Venom symbiote during the Secret Wars, it seemed too good to be true: he no longer needed web shooters or web-fluid, he was stronger, and he could morph the symbiote at will between street clothes and his costume. The negatives quickly became apparent, however, as Spider-Man became more violent and was constantly exhausted. He discovered that this was because the alien was taking his body out on patrol in his sleep. Spider-Man rejected the alien and it found its way to Eddie Brock. Since then there have been numerous other symbiotes; most are relatives of the Venom symbiote who were born on Earth.

Symbiote biology is a bit conflicted between generations, but the seemingly undisputed facts (except in the case of Anti-Venom) is that they amplify the physical strength, agility, and healing of their hosts, are vulnerable to sonics and fire, reproduce asexually, and seemingly grow stronger with each generation. Symbiotes also have an amazing camouflage ability, and it seems they can absorb the abilities of previous hosts (having bonded with Spider-Man, it gave later hosts wall-climbing abilities). They are empathic, usually drawn towards negative emotions, and feed heavily on the brain-produced chemical phenethylamine. The loss of phenethylamine is the very thing that leads the hosts of the symbiotes to become violent and mentally unstable, and is the largest drawback to being the host of one.

In-Game Members[]

Heroes[]

Agent Venom Icon 1
Anti-Venom Icon 1
Hybrid Icon 1Hybrid Icon 2Hybrid Icon 3Hybrid Icon 4Hybrid Icon 5
Spider-Man Icon 2

Former Host

Superior Spider-Man Icon 1

Former Host

Villains[]

Carnage Icon
 Carnage
Hybrid Icon
 Hybrid
Scream Icon
 Scream
Venom Icon
 Venom

Mentioned Characters[]

Marvel Avengers Alliance Season 2 Teaser

Teaser Image showing Agony

Agony, Lasher, Phage, and Riot were killed by the Circle of 8 in MAA, not that different from their hosts being killed by Scream in the comics, in the comics the symbiotes merged to become the hero Hybrid, only for Hybrid to be murdered by Eddie Brock, the 4 symbiotes then became Mercury Squad.

  • Agony (the original female host, the current host being a male Mercury Squad soldier, from Venom: Lethal Protector, and Venom: Seperation Anxiety comics, was shown on the teaser art for MAA: Season 2, this foreshadows her being deceased as a Circle of Eight victim)
  • Lasher (host deceased as a Circle of Eight victim)
  • Phage (host deceased as a Circle of Eight victim)
  • Riot (host deceased as a Circle of Eight victim)

Non-Game Canon[]

Former/alternate reality Venom hosts:

  • Ms. Marvel (once bonded to Venom)
  • Red Hulk (once bonded to Venom)
  • Wolverine (once bonded to Venom)

Others:

  • Captain America (bonded to a symbiote during planet of the symbiotes)


Team-Up Bonuses[]

Children of Venom Agent Venom and Hybrid Agent VenomHybrid
Tangled Web Former or current hosts of the Venom Symbiote Agent VenomAnti-VenomHybridSpider-ManSuperior Spider-Man


Symbiotes-Related[]

Effects[]

Name Name Name
Breaking Bonds - Vulnerable to Fire and Sonic attacksBreaking Bonds - Vulnerable to Fire and Sonic attacks
 Breaking Bonds
Danger-Sense - Chance to avoid incoming attacks; Pre-emptively counters Stealthy enemy attacks; This is not triggered by attacks made by SymbiotesDanger-Sense - Chance to avoid incoming attacks; Pre-emptively counters Stealthy enemy attacks; This is not triggered by attacks made by Symbiotes
 Danger-Sense
Darkforce Symbiote - Attacks against Symbiotes deal extra damage; Chance to restore Health, Stamina, and remove rebuff each round; Attacks that would reduce health to 0 have a chance to reduce health to 1% insteadDarkforce Symbiote - Attacks against Symbiotes deal extra damage; Chance to restore Health, Stamina, and remove rebuff each round; Attacks that would reduce health to 0 have a chance to reduce health to 1% instead
 Darkforce Symbiote
Hyper Awareness - Attacks against this character cannot be StealthyHyper Awareness - Attacks against this character cannot be Stealthy
 Hyper Awareness
Pass Interference - Applies Bleeding and Burning to other targetsPass Interference - Applies Bleeding and Burning to other targets
 Pass Interference
Permanent Bond - All single-target attacks gain a follow-up attackPermanent Bond - All single-target attacks gain a follow-up attack
 Permanent Bond
Sonic Blast - Emits a sonic blast when used, calibrated to weaken symbiotesSonic Blast - Emits a sonic blast when used, calibrated to weaken symbiotes
 Sonic Blast
Spider-Sense (1 round) - Evades the next single-target attack; Grants an extra turn on a successful Spider-Sense dodge; This is not triggered by attacks made by SymbiotesSpider-Sense (1 round) - Evades the next single-target attack; Grants an extra turn on a successful Spider-Sense dodge; This is not triggered by attacks made by Symbiotes
 Spider-Sense
Symbiogenesis - Reduces damage from most fire and sonic attacks by 50%; Immune to Bleeding, Burning, Poison, Pyrophoric, and RadiationSymbiogenesis - Reduces damage from most fire and sonic attacks by 50%; Immune to Bleeding, Burning, Poison, Pyrophoric, and Radiation
 Symbiogenesis
Symbiote Sense - Chance to perform a preemptive attack when attackedSymbiote Sense - Chance to perform a preemptive attack when attacked
 Symbiote Sense
Symbiote Shield - Has a chance to block attacks, taking reduced damageSymbiote Shield - Has a chance to block attacks, taking reduced damage
 Symbiote Shield
Symbiotic Synergy - All allies with a Symbiote gain an increase to Accuracy, Attack, Defense, and EvasionSymbiotic Synergy - All allies with a Symbiote gain an increase to Accuracy, Attack, Defense, and Evasion
 Symbiotic Synergy
Symbiotic Synergy - All Symbiotes increase Accuracy, Attack, Defense, and EvasionSymbiotic Synergy - All Symbiotes increase Accuracy, Attack, Defense, and Evasion
 Symbiotic Synergy
Symbiotic Relationship - Gradually restores Health during combat; Chance to remove debuffs each round; Attacks that would reduce health to 0 have a chance to reduce health to 1% insteadSymbiotic Relationship - Gradually restores Health during combat; Chance to remove debuffs each round; Attacks that would reduce health to 0 have a chance to reduce health to 1% instead
 Symbiotic Relationship
Symbiotic Relationship - Gradually restores Health during combat; Chance to remove debuffs each round; Attacks that would reduce health to 0 have a chance to reduce health to 1% insteadSymbiotic Relationship - Gradually restores Health during combat; Chance to remove debuffs each round; Attacks that would reduce health to 0 have a chance to reduce health to 1% instead
 Symbiotic Relationship
Ultimate Spider-Sense - 20% Chance to cloak, avoiding attacks and then countering themUltimate Spider-Sense - 20% Chance to cloak, avoiding attacks and then countering them
 Ultimate Spider-Sense
Silk-Sense - Preemptively Counters enemy attacks; Attacks countered in this way are evaded; This is not triggered by attacks made by SymbiotesSilk-Sense - Preemptively Counters enemy attacks; Attacks countered in this way are evaded; This is not triggered by attacks made by Symbiotes
 Silk-Sense

Gear[]

Icon Name Icon Name
Crooked Grin Crooked Grin Power Cell Mk III Power Cell Mk III
Sonic Blaster Sonic Blaster


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