We all know Spiderman, the friendly neighborhood but picture this, villains that look almost the same as Spidey! How did that even happen? Randy Schueller couldn’t have guessed what would happen when he wrote Marvel Comics in 1982 to suggest that Spider-Man wear a new stealth black outfit.
After the concept was accepted into the comic, the most significant change to Spidey’s appearance in 20 years would eventually morph into the now-famous alien suit known as Venom, which then snowballed into an entire species of symbiotic organisms. The extraterrestrial symbiotes, technically called the “Klyntar,” have grown in number over the years, forming a unique corner of the Marvel Universe in their own right.
In the Marvel Comics universe, the Symbiotes (formerly known as Klyntars) are a race of alien parasites. Symbiotes encase their hosts like garments, forming a parasitic relationship that allows them to control their hosts’ minds. Symbiotic organisms are also fully conscious and sentient beings.
So here 7 of the most powerful Symbiotes in Marvel comics.
Sleeper is the eighth spawn of Venom and shares many of its progenitor’s skills, including webbing creation and concealment, according to Marvel Comics. The Venom Symbiote kept its pregnancy a secret from host Eddie Brock, and after spawning, insisted that Sleeper be kept safely under supervision at the research facility Alchemax.
While under observation, it was discovered that the Sleeper Symbiote possessed its own unique chemokinesis skills, allowing it to create liquids and gases for a variety of purposes, including psychologically influencing and modifying the emotional state of others in its vicinity. The symbiote became determined to stay near to its father after the events that led to Sleeper’s escape from containment, and it merged into Eddie Brock’s civilian life, adopting the shape of a housecat.
Mania began as a portion of the Venom Symbiote that was severed in battle and was not a symbiote being in and of itself. This fragment was collected by the mysterious Ararat Corporation and utilized to construct a clone of the original. The Venom clone was finally consumed by the original Venom after terrifying the corporation’s facilities and destroying the scientists within.
While the Venom Symbiote was connected to Flash Thompson in order to become the secret operation Agent Venom, the clone split up and bonded to high schooler Andi Benton, who was one of Flash’s students when he was a gym teacher at Midtown High School in his civilian guise. As a clone of the original, the Mania Symbiote has all of Venom’s abilities, albeit to a lesser extent, and is also far more difficult to control for its victims.
Following a horrible adventure with its mom, Carnage’s second child, Scorn, was left connected to Dr. Tanis Nieves as a horrifying parting gift. When the Carnage Symbiote was isolated from its long-term host, serial killer Cletus Kasady, it was chemically lobotomized and collected in the hopes of developing a new line of prostheses.
The symbiote, which had been attached to Dr. Nieves in place of her missing arm, would soon acquire consciousness and forsake her, leaving Scorn bound to Nieves in its place. The Scorn Symbiote, being a symbiote developed from an experimental merger of extraterrestrial biology and Earth technology, can connect with computer systems and absorb and adapt all types of cybernetic modifications and weaponry.
When the doomsday-obsessed Life Foundation kidnapped Eddie Brock and separated him from his symbiote, the organisation forcibly plucked five gestating offspring from the alien organism. Riot, Phage, Lasher, Agony, and Scream would then become symbiotes. Despite the fact that Scream and its host Donna Diego escaped, the remaining four were eventually combined into the gestalt entity Hybrid.
Scream was the only one of the five Life Foundation Symbiotes who was not assimilated into the composite creature Hybrid. Instead, it and the host, Donna Diego, went their separate ways. Donna’s mind, along with the symbiote’s inexperience and immaturity, gradually turned Scream into an unpredictable and volatile entity.
After Donna was killed by Eddie Brock, the symbiote remained in control of Donna’s animated body for a while as Scream. The Scream Symbiote went on to merge with Andi Benton, the former host of Mania, after it was finally dislodged from her bones.
After being separated from the Venom Symbiote, Eddie Brock met Mr. Negative, a criminal gang leader who triggered the remnants of the extraterrestrial in Eddie’s bloodstream, resulting in the creation of a “negative symbiote” known as Anti-Venom. Brock revealed a number of new skills as Anti-Venom, including the ability to heal wounds and cure diseases, which were significantly different from those he possessed as Venom.
Furthermore, because this new symbiote had no mind of its own, Brock was able to maintain complete control over it while wielding it. During the “Spider-Island” incident, the Anti-Venom Symbiote was destroyed after it was used to treat The Jackal’s epidemic mutant virus.
Toxin, the Carnage Symbiote’s first progeny, was pushed into the long-running rivalry between its parent and grandparent right away. Carnage wanted to eliminate Toxin because he was scared of another symbiote that could be stronger than him, whilst Venom wanted to mentor and train the new addition to their lineage in the hopes of creating another alien-powered hero.
When it linked with its first host, NYPD officer Patrick Mulligan, his abrupt and unexpected involvement in the ongoing extraterrestrial feud utterly turned his life upside down, forcing him to abandon his wife and infant kid. Toxin was anticipated to gain skills greater than Venom or Carnage as the 1000th in their line, but the symbiote and its host’s inexperience prevented it from ever attaining this potential.
(Video) Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ Recreates The First Issue of The Original Comic
You may think there’s no room for new series based on DC’s huge comic book library, but you’d be mistaken. With its adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Netflix is taking on one of the most critically regarded DC publications of all time. We finally got our first peek at footage from the new series thanks to Netflix’s Tudum event, where we saw Tom Sturridge as Morpheus for the first time. The sequence depicted is a meticulous replica of the original comic.
The Sandman was first published on December 1, 1988, by DC Comics’ Vertigo brand, and was created by Gaiman, Kieth, and Dringenberg. After issue #5, Kieth left the title, with Dringenberg taking over as penciler and Malcolm Jones III as inker.
Morpheus, a.k.a. Dream of the Endless, is an unimaginably old entity who is also the living personification of dreams, as told in The Sandman. He resides in The Dreaming, a region dedicated to the REM state of existence throughout the cosmos; of course, this means he spends a lot of time near Earth courting gods, inspiring idiots to become authors, and occasionally arousing waking terrors. A weary Morpheus is caught by an immortality-seeking magus when the series begins in 1916. In 1989, he manages to flee and sets out to restore order to his shattered realm.
Dream seeks vengeance on his captors after escaping and begins to restore his kingdom, which had nearly crumbled in his absence. Last summer, Gaiman announced that Netflix’s version of The Sandman will take place in 2021, implying that Dream had been held captive for 105 years rather than 70 years in the world of the show.
The Sandman was published for 75 issues and ended in March 1996. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, which ran for four issues in 1999, and The Sandman: Overture, which ran for six issues from 2013 to 2015, were its successors. The story has also generated a number of spinoffs, including Death of the Endless comics starring Dream’s sister, as well as a 75-issue solo series starring Lucifer Morningstar. Lucifer, a TV show based on Vertigo’s portrayal of the Devil that starred Tom Ellis as the lead character and aired on Fox for three seasons before being picked up by Netflix for three more.
In January 2021, Netflix announced the first of the cast and their roles:
- Tom Sturridge is DREAM, Lord of the Dreaming
- Gwendoline Christie is LUCIFER, Ruler of Hell
- Vivienne Acheampong is LUCIENNE, chief librarian, and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm
- Boyd Holbrook is THE CORINTHIAN, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store
- Charles Dance is RODERICK BURGESS, Charlatan, blackmailer, and magician
- Asim Chaudhry is ABEL and Sanjeev Bhaskar is CAIN, the first victim and the first predator, residents, and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.
Jenna Coleman, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, David Thewlis, and Joely Richardson were among the new cast members announced by Netflix in May 2021. “There are more sections to be announced,” Gaiman wrote in a blog post. And I thought it could be interesting to tell you about a few of them, as well as the reasoning behind them.
The Sandman, a Netflix original series, however, does not yet have an official release date, but it is expected in 2022.
Vaccination For Homeless Begins In Kuala Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 27 — After the prisoner and Orang Asli groups, the Terengganu government began extending the vaccination programme to the homeless in the state last night.
State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee deputy chairman Ahmad Shah Mohamed said 18 homeless people from around Kuala Terengganu received the single-dose CanSino vaccine.
“The response received from the group was very encouraging as they had been briefed on the importance of getting the vaccine by several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that had been in close contact with them.
“The vaccine administration went smoothly, except for the few who fled, probably because they were not comfortable seeing so many strangers. We will track them down so that they will not be left behind in the vaccine roll out,” he told reporters after checking on the vaccination process for the homeless last night.
Also present were personnel from the Terengganu State Health Department, Social Welfare Department, National Registration Department, Community Social Association and the police.
To date, it is estimated that there are 50 homeless people in the Kuala Terengganu district.
Meanwhile, Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Rani, 50, from Kerteh, Kemaman said he was thankful that the government has not sidelined the group in the vaccination programme.
“I am aware about the vaccine after watching television at the restaurants near this bus stop … I was not afraid because the NGO members who had been helping us have reminded us to cooperate with the doctors.
“Anyway, the process did not take long, it was painless and over within minutes. The doctor too was kind to us just like the NGOs who have been providing us with food and other needs,” he said.
Add To Your To-Do-List! These Are 5 Best Theme Parks In Malaysia To Try!
A theme park is actually a type of amusement park that bases its structures and attractions around a central theme, often featuring multiple areas with different themes. They are more elaborate than city parks and also playgrounds, usually providing attractions that cater to a variety of age groups. These places are the ones to go for some enjoyment.
Recently, the government of Malaysia has announced that nationwide theme parks are expected to reopen and be back in business in the month of November. Theme parks across the country are expected to reopen to the public after the nation’s vaccination rate reaches 90 percent of the adult population. These are the 5 best theme parks in Malaysia.
1) LEGOLAND Malaysia
Legoland Malaysia Resort is Malaysia’s first international theme park, which opened in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia on the 15th of September 2012 with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It is the first Legoland theme park in Asia and sixth in the world upon its establishment.
2) Lost World Of Tambun
The Lost World of Tambun is a theme park and hotel in Sunway City Ipoh, Tambun, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. Managed by the Sunway Group, the 40-acre park opened on 11 November 2004 and is officiated by Sultan Azlan Shah. The theme park is known for its natural hot spring, also features other attractions including wildlife and rides.
3) Sunway Lagoon
The Sunway Lagoon is an amusement park in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia owned by Sunway Group. The park began operations in 1992 and was officiated by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad, on 29 April 1993.
4) ESCAPE Theme Park
The founder of ESCAPE wanted to build a theme park that would provide kids and adults with the most natural form of fun and adventure. Thus, the theme park was born, set amidst nature, surrounded by lush green, and with so much for you to explore all in one space.
5) Splash Out Water Theme Park
Splash Out Water Theme Park is the best theme park in Langkawi. There are 12 exciting attractions for you to try out while you’re here, ride 5-foot waves at the Wild Water, plunge down twisting water slides, or catch a barrelful of water at the Big Splash Kingdom.
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