Facts about Carnage:
We all love Woody Harrelson and there is no way he can disappoint us. He’ll play the role of the Deranged Serial Killer Cletus Kasady, who is also the host of Carnage, the craziest and most sadistic Marvel Villain. His entry into the Venomverse is definitely exciting as Venom and Carnage have a big history and the only thing which can make the whole thing better is if Tom Holland joins the sequel of Venom as Spider-Man.
#1: Creation and Debut
Carnage first appeared in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #359 and David Michelinie, Mark Bagley created the character whereas the first published artwork of Carnage was published by Chris Marrinan. The most popular host of Carnage is Cletus Kasady, who is possibly one of the most deranged characters in the entire Marvel Universe.
#2: The Writers wanted to kill off Eddie Brock
David Michelinie wanted to kill off Venom’s human alter ego, Eddie Brock in the Amazing Spider-Man #400 as he wanted to do something different with this concept, but due to Eddie’s rising popularity, Marvel did not let David do it. So, David decided to bring in a new symbiote named Carnage, and he intended Carnage to be completely evil.
#3: Carnage’s host was modeled after Joker
Erik Larsen modeled Cletus Kasady after the DC Comics Supervillain The Joker. Kasady is a complete Sociopath and a homicidal sadist who later turned into a Serial Killer. Cletus is a deeply disturbed individual with a dark past. Cletus was born in the psychiatric prison Ravencroft. When he was young his heart stopped for a few minutes, until he was revived by the villain Knull.
#4: Carnage is Venom’s offspring
Eddie Brock and Cletus Kasady shared a cell when they were in Ryker’s island prison and when Brock’s symbiote returned to bond with him, Venom unknowingly left its offering in the cell. The new symbiote then merged with Kasady, transforming him into Carnage in the process. Venom, being an other-worldly entity did not have any compassion for its offspring.
#5: Stronger than Venom and Spider-Man combined
The Bond between Kasady and Carnage is much stronger than that of Eddie and Venom, which made Carnage far more violent, powerful and deadly. Carnage has all the powers of Venom’s first host, Spider-Man, and it can shapeshift and camouflage. It has high-level regenerative abilities and Spider-Man cannot detect him with his Spider-sense. In the comics, Carnage defeated both Spider-Man and Venom together.
#6: Cletus was a sadistic killer since he was a child
Cletus Kasady has been a deranged human being since he was a child. As a child, he killed his grandmother by pushing her down a flight of stairs and he even tried to murder his mother by throwing a hairdryer into her bathtub, when he failed in killing his mother, he tortured her dog with a drill. Cletus’ addition would definitely make the Venomverse darker.
#7: Carnage has a Bloody bond with Cletus
Some of you must be wondering about the reason behind the difference in looks of Venom and Carnage, well as it turns out, Carnage is bright red unlike Venom because it’s not bonded to Kasady’s body, but his bloodstream. It’s Kasady’s blood that gives Carnage its color. It fits the character perfectly as the color red and Carnage both define blood and violence.
#8: Bonded with Silver Surfer
In the comic Amazing Spider-Man #430, Carnage got the cosmic entity Silver Surfer as a host and turned into the “Carnage Cosmic.” But that did not last for long as Silver Surfer managed to free himself from the grips of the symbiote. Silver Surfer encountered Carnage in a faraway galaxy and tried to destroy it, but failed.
#9: Became a Hero once and sacrificed its life
In the Axis storyline 2014, after Doctor Doom and Scarlet Witch altered the moralities of heroes and villains, Carnage became a hero. Carnage faced the Evil Avengers and X-Men along with Spider-Man and Steve Rodgers and sacrificed its life in the end to contain a blast. Spider-Man described it as the worst man he ever knew doing the noblest thing he’d ever seen.
#10: Carnage teamed up with Joker
During the Spider-Man and Batman Disordered Minds #1, the DC and Marvel heroes came together for a brief time. In this storyline, Carnage teamed up Joker to wreak havoc on people but Carnage turned against Joker at the end as Carnage disliked Joker’s theatrics and Joker branded Carnage as a boring creature who kills without fun. Carnage even fought Batman, but he was defeated by the caped crusader.