How much has Venom been nerfed?

#1 Edited by Strider92 (16476 posts) - - Show Bio

First off I don't read the current Venom series as i'm not really a fan so i've probably missed something but I happened to pick up a few issues and cross-overs and I noticed that Venom doesn't seem to be anywhere near the level ability he was at. So what exactly is Venom's current powerset and level? He doesn't look to be a 25tonner anymore.

#2 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

The Venom symbiote has effectively been lobotomized. It lacks it's previous level of sentience. Such was done to lower the risk of it bonding with it's host, who is currently Flash Thompson, double amputee and veteran. Currently, it has all the powers of Spider-Man, looks like it still has some super strength on a higher level than Spidey, and can now create firearms from the suit. However, when Flash becomes panicked, the suit slightly bonds and they both go berserk, becoming a bit crazier than I ever recall seeing Gargan, with two mouths on either side of his neck. Which he makes use of. On people. That said, even lobotomized as it is, with Flash's skillset and arsenal, Flash is, at least in my opinion, a far more effective Venom than his predecessors. With it, he was able to slap Carnage around with ease. Well, to be more accurate, Cletus. He disabled the Carnage symbiote with sonic shrapnel ammunition.

#3 Edited by Strider92 (16476 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith: So at the moment he's essentially just like Spider-man except more durable and slightly stronger (15tonner to Spider-mans 11tons?) apart from when he "vulks out" making him more like the old Venom? He laso seems to be more susceptible to stabbing attacks from what i've seen as well. Has his healing factor been nerfed too?

#4 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

@JonSmith: So at the moment he's essentially just like Spider-man except more durable and slightly stronger (15tonner to Spider-mans 11tons?) apart from when he "vulks out" making him more like the old Venom? He laso seems to be more susceptible to stabbing attacks from what i've seen as well. Has his healing factor been nerfed too?

Most likely. Again, the symbiotes lobotomized, can't stress that enough. So it is definitely possible that it's durability and healing factor are gone. Both of those traits could be attributed to it's bond with a host. Given that it doesn't really have that here, those traits weakened if not gone make sense.

#5 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92: From what I've seen, he's far weaker than Gargan was with the symbiote.

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#6 Posted by venomsapprentice (631 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

First off I don't read the current Venom series as i'm not really a fan so i've probably missed something but I happened to pick up a few issues and cross-overs and I noticed that Venom doesn't seem to be anywhere near the level ability he was at. So what exactly is Venom's current powerset and level? He doesn't look to be a 25tonner anymore.

I'd say he's still a 25-40 tonner when Vulked out. He was trading blows with Anti-Venom, who was kicking gargans butt.

#7 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@Strider92: From what I've seen, he's far weaker than Gargan was with the symbiote.

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