Venom Reveals How Giving Up On Being a Good Guy Made Him a Better Hero

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The Marvel Universe has never lacked for ethically dubious characters on either side of the struggle; nevertheless, very few, if any, are as torn as Eddie Brock is between his two identities. When he originally appeared on the scene, he was, at best, a bully; but, the Venom symbiote took that aspect of his personality to a deadly new degree. As a direct result of his change, Eddie evolved into the most despicable of villains in virtually every conceivable way. We can give thanks that it wasn’t too much longer after that when Eddie and his alien companion set out on a fresh quest. Of course, this does not imply that Venom moved from being a villain to a hero in a single day, despite the fact that the rationale behind this transformation is astonishingly sound.

Eddie Brock is in the fight of his life in Venom: Lethal Protector #5 (written by David Michelinie, Ivan Fiorelli, Bryan Valenza, and VC’s Travis Lanham), which pits him against the legions of villains who have decided to join in the hunt for Venom’s head. The issue was written by David Michelinie, Ivan Fiorelli, Bryan Valenza, and VC’s Travis Lanham. Naturally, it doesn’t matter how many robotic minions or superpowered adversaries try to stop Venom from winning the fight; he will prevail anyway. However, what they do offer is some useful insight into how quickly a person’s selfish impulses may corrupt them just as easily as their self-doubt can corrupt them. In spite of all the bravado that has been displayed in recent times, the most significant factor that put them in danger was the fragility of other people. Eddie was aware of this fact, and as a result, he made up his mind to be courageous whenever there were vulnerable individuals around. And it all begins with the fact that he is as cruel as he possibly can be.

Eddie’s first appearance was in Web of Spider-Man #18 in 1986, which was written by David Michelinie and Marc Silvestri. Ever since then, Eddie has been a negative influence in the lives of the majority of people who know him. This was largely the result of Eddie’s seemingly insurmountable personal and professional challenges, not to mention the trauma he endured as a child as a result of his extraordinarily violent upbringing. When Eddie and Venom first joined, the symbiote intensified all of Eddie’s existing negative emotions and impulses while also adding a few of its own to the mix. This caused Eddie to become increasingly unstable and dangerous. Even though they were ultimately successful in overcoming those early challenges, the character that they developed as a result of the process was difficult to abandon, particularly given the fact that it turned out to be such an effective tool.

It’s possible that Eddie had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world for putting him in the position he was in at this point in his life. On the other hand, the events in Venom: Lethal Protector #5 highlight how meticulously he cultivated his image as an antihero. Instead of the crazed, ranting tirades that he had been renowned for in the past, Venom resorted to much more planned techniques. Eddie did not spare any effort in reestablishing Venom as a new breed of monster. This included putting more thinking into the battles he would engage to leverage his reputation as a cannibalistic criminal, and he also did not spare any effort.

Eddie’s choice to disregard all sensitivity produced results that exceeded his wildest expectations for a time period of time. As long as he stayed in his lane, he didn’t have to worry about any of the world’s heroes making him a target because even though the rest of the world’s inhabitants with superpowers considered him a serious threat, he wasn’t going to be a target for them. After spending so many years isolating himself, Eddie would eventually build new relationships, the most important of which was the one between him and his son, Dylan. These new connections assisted Eddie in breaking out of the barrier that he had erected around himself.

Even though Eddie had already made significant strides toward a more positive outlook prior to meeting Dylan, the two of them still got off to a difficult start in their relationship. This was fortunate for both of them. Even though it was an eye-opening experience for Eddie, the fact that Dylan was virtually an exact reflection of Eddie’s early years was not helpful at all. This was despite the fact that it was an illuminating experience for Eddie. Eddie was able to turn his life around and become a truly empathetic King in Black thanks to everyone who continued to put up with him even when he purposefully made himself as unappealing as possible. In the end, Eddie was able to become a King in Black who was infinitely imposing despite his genuine empathy. It may be difficult to believe, but turning his back on his humanity and becoming a villain was the smartest thing Venom could have done in his entire life.

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