Total Nerd The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked  

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Venom is arguably one the best villains in all of Marvel Comics. He's certainly one of Spider-Man's greatest foes. There are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been used in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions in comic books, The Venom symbiote is in virtually every form of pop culture in one way or another. But which version of Venom is the best?

We've decided to compile some of our favorite interpretations, renditions, and versions of Venom here. Do you like playing as him in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 2? Or do you prefer him in Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage? Do you enjoy seeing him in animation form on Ultimate Spider-Man, or prefer him in the '90s animated series? Is Eddie Brock the only true Venom, or do you like Flash Thompson in the suit?

Here's the chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Venom ever? Make sure to vote up all your favorites and vote down the versions of the lethal protector that weren't interpreted well.

(And yes, one could argue that Carnage himself is an interpretation of Venom but that's a whole other conversation...)

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Maximum Carnage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Maximum Carnage Comic Book Series

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Venom: Lethal Protector is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Venom: Lethal Protector Comic Book Series Venom: Lethal Protector was a six-issue comic book limited series featuring the Eddie Brock Venom, published by Marvel Comics from February 1993 to July 1993. It was written by David Michelinie ...more

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Black Suit Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Black Suit Spider-Man Fictional Character

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Anti-Venom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Anti-Venom Fictional Character

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Todd McFarlane's Venom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Todd McFarlane's Venom Fictional Character

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more

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Flash Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character Corporal Eugene" Flash" Thompson is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics. He is a star high school football player who mercilessly bullies classmate Peter Parker but greatly ...more

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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Comic Book Series Ultimate Spider-Man is a superhero comic book series that was published by Marvel Comics from 2000 to 2009. The series is a modernized re-imagining of Marvel's long-running Spider-Man comic book ...more

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Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing video game developed by Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios. Characters such as Iron Man, Captain ...more

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is a video game title encompassing three versions: a full-3D action game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360; a 2.5D sidescrolling beat em up ...more

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Venom: Along Came A Spider is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Venom: Along Came A Spider Book

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Venom: Sinner Takes All is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Venom: Sinner Takes All Comic Book Series

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Planet of the Symbiotes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Planet of the Symbiotes Comic Book Series "Planet of the Symbiotes" is a five-issue comic book story-arc written by David Michelinie and published by Marvel Comics in 1995. The arc spanned the five "Super Special #1" ...more

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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensio... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a video game featuring Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions blends together four universes from the Marvel Comics multiverse, ...more

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Mac Gargan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a villain of Spider-Man's, the character originally ...more

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Patricia Robertson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Patricia Robertson Fictional Character

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a 2000 fighting game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sixth game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. With the sixth installment, Capcom ...more

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Ann Weying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Ann Weying Fictional Character

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action role-playing game developed for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 by Raven Software and published by Activision. The game was simultaneously ...more

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Computer Game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is a 2009 action role-playing video game, the sequel to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. The game was jointly developed by Vicarious Visions (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), ...more

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Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game for the Super NES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, developed by Software Creations and published by LJN in 1994. The game, ...more

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Spider-Man (Miles Morales) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character Miles Morales is a fictional comic book superhero who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular the monthly series Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. The character was created by ...more

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is the fifth Marvel Comics-licensed fighting game by Capcom and the third game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. The game was developed in late 1997 and ...more

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Venom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Film Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.

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The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes Video Game The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes is a 1995 Japan-exclusive action game for the Super Famicom based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. This game was based on a storyline used by Marvel ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, and the 2014 film of the same name, and is a sequel to 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man. ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game The Amazing Spider-Man is an action-adventure video game, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, and a continuation of the 2012 film. It was published by Activision and developed by ...more

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Angelo Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character

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Venom 2099 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character Kron Stone is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics Supervillain from the Marvel 2099 era. The character, created by Pat Mills, Tony Skinner and Tom Morgan, first appeared in The Punisher 2099 ...more

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Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is a Spider-Man video game based on the comic book series and Spider-Man movies. The game was released on October 2, 2007. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe was originally ...more

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Spider-Man Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program Spider-Man Unlimited is a short-lived American animated series featuring the Marvel comic book superhero Spider-Man. Unlimited premiered in 1999, but, although it had fair ratings, was ...more

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Lego Marvel Super Heroes is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Games and published by Disney Interactive Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2013 for the ...more

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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program

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LittleBigPlanet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game LittleBigPlanet, commonly abbreviated LBP, is a puzzle-platformer video game, based on user-generated content, for the PlayStation 3 first announced on 7 March 2007, by Phil Harrison at the 2007 ...more

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maxi... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Video Game

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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game

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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In ...more

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Venom/Spider-Man: Separation A... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety is a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game and sequel to Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage, released for Sega Mega Drive and Super NES and then ported to ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Spider-Man is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game based on Marvel's Spider-Man Universe. It was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision for the PlayStation in 2000. The game ...more

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Marvel Avengers: Battle for Ea... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, also known as The Avengers: Battle for Earth, is a video game based on the "Secret Invasion" storyline in Marvel comic books. The game was developed ...more

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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Im... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is a fighting game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, DS, and PSP, which ties into the "Marvel Nemesis" comic book series.

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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Ultimate Spider-Man is a video game based on the comic book of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. The game was released on most sixth generation consoles, including Nintendo ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game Spider-Man 3 is an action game loosely based on the Spider-Man 3 film and released for the Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3 on May 4, ...more

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Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marv... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk enter Danville after Dr. Doofenshmirtz's latest "inator" scheme accidentally removes their powers and immobilizes them. Now it's up to Phineas and ...more

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Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. is an animated series featuring the incredible Hulk as he fights threats of a supervillainous nature alongside fellow gamma-mutated heroes A-Bomb, Red Hulk, ...more

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X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 is a 3D fighting game for the PlayStation video game console; it is the sequel to X-Men: Mutant Academy and predecessor to X-Men: Next Dimension. Like its predecessor, ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Film Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program Ultimate Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics, including some elements of Marvel's Ultimate line of books. The series is ...more

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Online is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Video Game

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Truth in Journalism is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Truth in Journalism Film