Venom, Earth’s first Symbiote, and Anti-Venom, one of the race’s best-known members are two of the most popular Symbiotes in the Marvel Universe. The two have fought on several occasions in comics. So, how is stronger, Venom or Anti-Venom?
Anti-Venom could defeat Venom in a fight. Although they are very similar for the most part, Anti-Venom is actually an evolved form of Venom with greater powers and more abilities, which makes him more powerful than Venom, even if only slightly. Venom is one of the strongest Symbiotes, but he has yet to reach Anti-Venom’s level.
Now that you have the short version of the answer, the rest of the article is going to tell you, through several categories, exactly who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is. In the end, we’re going to give our final verdict and explanation on why we think that Anti-Venom would be able to defeat Venom.
Even without a host, the Venom symbiote is able to freely spread its biomass in tentacles and tendrils, and often manifests a fanged mouth and large white eye points. It can also manifest a humanoid head, torso, and arms, and after being cleaned it is capable of assuming a humanoid form without a host for brief periods.
When attached to a host, he can shapeshift to mimic any type of clothing, as well as blend Venom with his surroundings, rendering him invisible. The symbiote has increased all of its host’s physical abilities to superhuman levels equal to, and in some cases superior to, Spider-Man’s.
The Symbiote can imitate any type of clothing, as well as blend the Anti-Venom into its environment, making it invisible. The Symbiote has increased all of its host’s physical abilities to superhuman levels equal to, and in some cases higher than, Spider-Man’s.
This has given Anti-Venom the following abilities: superhuman strength, superhuman durability, superhuman stamina, an accelerated healing factor, genetic memory, offspring detection, webbing generation, constituent-matter generation, immunity to Spider-Man’s Spider Sense, camouflage capabilities, external symbiote rejection, constituent-matter manipulation, internal bodily cleansing, Spider-Power negation, fire immunity, and sonic immunity.
Anti-Venom has managed to develop additional powers that make him much stronger than Venom, especially the two immunities he has, that make him immune to the Symbiote’s classical weaknesses. This is why we give this point to Anti-Venom.
Points: Venom 0, Anti-Venom 1
The symbiote has allowed its hosts to lift up to 70 tons at normal size in the past, this was not its true limit as its strength increases with its variable muscle mass. With progressive mutation and variable host changes adding to Venom’s power, a host’s current strength level is unknown.
Brock as Anti-Venom is capable of lifting 70 tons at his normal size, but this is not his true limit as his strength increases with his variable size and muscle mass. Before the symbiote was created, Brock had conditioned himself to lift (press) 700 pounds.
Once created, the symbiote added Spider-Man’s superhuman strength to Brock’s massive human strength, allowing him to lift more than 70 tons. However, this is not his true limit, as his strength increases with his varying muscle mass.
In this category, as you can see, both these characters are – more or less – identical. Now, how large their potentials actually are remains unknown but we cannot really know that for certain, which is why we have to divide the points here.
Points: Venom 1, Anti-Venom 2
Venom’s body produces specific antibodies that can help the host with their medical issues; this is how Eddie Brock managed to prolong his cancer issues, as the Venom symbiote helped him.
The TheAnti-Venom symbiote likewise produces antibodies that can “cure” a person affected by radioactivity, parasites, disease, and drugs.
In this category, as you can see, both characters are identical and we have to, once again, divide the points.
Points: Venom 2, Anti-Venom 3
The symbiote is extremely sensitive to sonic and thermal attacks, making it vulnerable, although the degree of sensitivity has varied over time and the symbiote has created resistance.
The Venom symbiote, like others of its kind, is susceptible to its host’s negative emotions – particularly anger and hatred. At worst, the symbiote is a bloodthirsty predator that seeks to corrupt or control its hosts, forcing them to quench their voracious hunger.
Anti-Venom suits are toxic to the Venom symbiote. Touching him is very painful for Venom and his host, and prolonged contact will eventually kill him. However, the original Anti-Venom died when Eddie used it to cure the Spider-Virus and the replica died alongside Flash Thompson when the Red Goblin killed him, although both Flash and the replica were eventually revived.
There is also the threat of the Anti-Venom Serum that Doctor Steven created in Alchemax and mass-produced despite its apparent destruction.
The symbiote is extremely vulnerable to a Venom made by Norman Osborn using the powers of Freak and Mr. Negative. The Venom destroys the symbiote for a time, and Mr. Negative’s powers stop the symbiote’s healing powers until his dark energy is no longer in contact with the symbiote.
Additionally, overuse of the symbiote’s healing abilities weakens him to the point that he can potentially be overwhelmed and destroyed by another symbiote.
As you can see, the Anti-Venom is among Venom’s weaknesses, which is why we simply have to award this point to Anti-Venom, thereby concluding our analysis.
Points: Venom, Anti-Venom 4
Venom Vs Anti-Venom: Who Wins?
The numbers are clear, as well as our analysis – Anti-Venom is the absolute winner in this clash. Not only is he more powerful in his fundamental aspects, but he is also a weakness of Venom’s, which means that he has a very lethal effect on him. This is why Anti-Venom is the winner in this clash.