By Smart_Dork_Dude 27 Comments
I always felt sorry for the symbiote really. Yes it made Peter a little edgier, but did it truly deserve to be cast aside like it had no feelings? Yes finding out you've been wearing a LIVING creature is something that would scare anyone, but if Peter had THOUGHT about things before going
"GET IT OFF ME! GET IT OFF ME!"
He would've realized something. First, the symbiote wasn't REALLY doing anything bad or harmful to him. Taking his body for a spin while he was asleep? Yeah that's a little much, but if he had tried to REASON with it I'm sure they could've worked something out. Making him more irritable? Again this is something Peter should've been able to overcome pretty easily. He has more reasons to snap at people than anyone, but he keeps himself in check so having a little bit of a temper would've been a pretty small con in contrast to everything else the symbiote could do for him.
What I'm saying is that Peter didn't THINK. He didn't stop to think that if this creature was smart enough to do things involuntary to his will, most of those things helpful, then it might be intelligent enough to communicate with and reach an understanding.
Another prime reason is that he wouldn't have made one of his most dangerous villains. Now I know Pete couldn't have thought about the symbiote surviving the amount of sound it did, but again he wouldn't have been in that situation if he had THOUGHT. Peter is supposed to be intelligent, he's a scientist for crying out loud. If anything he should have wanted to keep it for study!
I have Venom in my Top Favorite Villains list, but I always think of how the symbiote could've been a hero if Peter had given it a REAL chance.