Do you prefer the symbiote as it is from OTL or in Ultimate universe, synthetic?



OTL. Although, TBH, I’m not really into the whole symbiote planet thing. 

Is it because of Conservation of Ninjutsu? One symbiote is an enigmatic and interesting threat. An entire planet’s worth is just a bunch of disposable goons.

It was always a rather wonky retcon – why did this machine on Battleworld use it to make clothing, exactly – but yeah, the planet thing is largely out of a desire by Marvel to make Venom more of a franchise than the idea can hold. Hence – deep breath – Carnage, Toxin, Anti-Venom, Scream, Hybrid, Riot, Phage, Agony, Lasher, Scorn, Mania, the Poisons, Payback, ZZXX, Marcus, Karl Malus, the Agents of the Cosmos, Raza, All-Black, Grendel, Sleeper, and the symbiote versions of the O5 X-Men, and on and on.

In the same way that photocopies of photocopies gradually lose fidelity, each iteration on the original is less novel and less interesting than the one before it, and keep in mind the original was a pretty meh Nineties Edgelord to begin with.

Not every concept has the load-bearing capacity to support a franchise. 


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