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14 Times Other Characters Hosted The Carnage Symbiote (Other Than Cletus Kasady)

List RulesVote up the most interesting hosts for the evil symbiote.

"We're gonna paint the whole damn world red!" - Carnage

As a duo, the symbiote Carnage and his host Cletus Kasady create one of the deadliest villains in all of the Marvel Universe. Deranged, demented, and deadly, the duo complement each other with aggressive tendencies and vile behavior. But Kasady isn't the only being to host the Carnage symbiote. Throughout the years, the being has bonded with several other creatures, but always comes back to Kasady. Here is a look at just a few of the different hosts to bond with Carnage. Vote up the most interesting.  

  • The son of newspaper mogul J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson is unknowingly infected by Carnage, who uses the former astronaut as a puppet in an attempt to finish off Spider-Man and Venom.

    While under Carnage's control, Jameson goes on a rampage, leaving the man with PTSD after the symbiote leaves him. 

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    Ben Reilly (AKA Spider-Carnage)

    Peter Parker's clone is created to be a foe for Spider-Man, but ends up both an ally and a hero. Known as the Scarlet Spider, Ben Reilly takes over for Spider-Man when Parker temporarily retires from his superhero duties. 

    Reilly bonds with the symbiote after the being escapes Cletus Kasady and the Ravencroft Institute. The only way to separate is through an almost-lethal dose of radiation, which blasts the Carnage symbiote off Reilly.

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    Dr. Karl Malus (AKA Superior Carnage)

    Dr. Karl Malus, Marvel's resident mad scientist and sociopathic megalomaniac, is obsessed with creating his own special brand of metahumans, no matter the consequences. This leads him to team up with underworld gangsters and supervillains in an attempt to create his own superhumans.

    While experimenting with the symbiote, Dr. Malus is used by the Frightful Four to become a host for Carnage after they find the symbiote too difficult to control. 

    He is eventually eaten by Carnage once the two separate, but is swiftly reborn as a human/symbiote hybrid.

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  • Photo: Spider-Man: The Animated Series / Fox

    In an alternate universe, Peter Parker/Spider-Man combines with the Carnage symbiote to create Spider-Carnage. Set on ultimate destruction, this version of Spider-Carnage bonds with a version of Peter Parker who had a bit of a tougher life.

    His nihilist attitude manifests in Spider-Carnage, who then makes it his mission to destroy reality.  

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