In the Venom comics, under the alias of Lethal Protector, the symbiote has been fighting and humiliating Spider-Man’s villains.
Since its creation, Venom has searched for his own identitywhich often means that he walks the path of the villain, but also the path of the antihero. It is impossible to pigeonhole this villain with any of these labels, because, although he is Spider-Man’s sworn enemy, he still retains heroic instincts and has not hesitated to face villains.
When Spider-Man confronts the villains, he usually does so by always worrying not to hurt them, but to catch them to help them. But this it doesn’t happen with venom who, when fighting these, don’t hesitate to humiliate them whenever it can, as it happened in the Venom Comic #2: Lethal Protector. In this post we tell you all the details. But you should know that it contains some spoilers from the aforementioned comic.
Venom doesn’t hesitate to humiliate Spider-Man’s villains when fighting them.
It is possible that this search for Venom’s identity is related to his origins, because as you should know, the first one he merged with was Peter Parker and during their adventures together, the symbiote became convinced that he was a hero. Therefore, after what this life form considered “Spider-Man’s betrayal” by abandoning him, he merged with Eddie Brock.
Both characters wanted to take down Spider-Man, so their integration was perfect. However, the time that the symbiote shared with Peter Parker made him convince himself that this was a hero, so repeat these attitudes even being Venombut with a clear difference.
When Venom fights Spider-Man’s villains does not worry about hurting them or humiliating them. In fact, this is his intention, as we have seen in the Venom Comic #2: Lethal Protectorcreated by David Michelinie and Ivan Fiorelli.
In this comic, Venom, whose design has changed over the years, crosses paths with Hydro-Man, a villain who has the ability to turn into water. Immediately the Lethal Protector, as he calls himself Venomattacks the enemy, but realizing that his attacks have no effect, he looks around and finds the solution: detergent.
Venom discovers that he can combine detergent with Hydro-Man’s liquid composition and pop the bubbles to beat him or, directly, humiliate him and lose him down the city drain.
The Lethal Protector is an anti-hero who represents the opposite of Spider-Man.
As we mentioned before, Spider-Man fights bad guys, but always tries to help them, while Venom doesn’t it is so A clear example is his fight against Hydro-Man in which he humiliated him until he went down the drain.
But there is also another example and it is from the era in which Venom was part of the Sinister Six. On one occasion, the Death Protector attacked Sandman savagely and with a bite so powerful that it prevented the character from rejoining.
Venom is a more complex character than one could imagine, as his motivations and duality give the character depth. Hero, villain or anti-hero? These are questions that the symbiote often asks itself. Also, it is impossible to compare his sense of justice with that of Spider-Man, since the latter tries to rescue everyone as a responsibility, while Venom does not think so.
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