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The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked

List RulesVote up your favorite rendition of Venom

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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    Fictional Character
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    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 admires Spider-Man,  ...more
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    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    TV Program
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    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 terms  ...more
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    Maximum Carnage

    Comic Book Series
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    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

    Video Game
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    Venom: Lethal Protector

    Comic Book Series
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    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 and  ...more
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    Venom (2018)

    Film
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    Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the  ...more
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    Black Suit Spider-Man

    Fictional Character
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    105
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    Spider-Man (1994)

    TV Program
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    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, 1994,  ...more
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    Anti-Venom

    Fictional Character
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    Ultimate Spider-Man

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    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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    Todd McFarlane's Venom

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    Marvel Heroes

    Video Game
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    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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    Venom: Sinner Takes All

    Comic Book Series
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    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Video Game
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    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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    Venom: Along Came A Spider

    Book
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    Planet of the Symbiotes

    Comic Book Series
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    "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" editions of the  ...more
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    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

    Video Game
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    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 action  ...more
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    Ann Weying

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    Mac Gargan

    Fictional Character
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    MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a supervillain of Spider-Man, the character originally appeared as  ...more
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    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    Computer Game
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    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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    Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

    Video Game
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    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 first  ...more
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    Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (Video Game, 1994)

    Video Game
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    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, based  ...more
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    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    Video Game
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    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 vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

    Video Game
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    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 simplified  ...more
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    Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man

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    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 writer  ...more