Personal Info:
Real Name: Mac Gargan
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Dark Avengers Vol.1 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Dark Avengers; formerly Thunderbolts, Sinister Twelve, Masters of Evil
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: New Avengers and Spider-Man
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Enhanced Abilities: Spider-Manís strength, endurance, reflexes and durability are all enhanced by the alien symbiote.
Webbing: Spider-Man can fire parts of the symbiote like webbing from his wrists. Venom uses the webbing to make swing lines, ensnare opponents and fashion shields.
Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man can adhere to vertical and upside down surfaces.
Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man can adhere to vertical and upside down surfaces.
Blending: The symbiote can change itís appearance to mimic any other garment.
Invulnerability: Spider-Man is completely invulnerable to Spider-Manís danger sense. He never triggers the sense when he fights Spider-Man.
Teeth: Spider-Man has a set of teeth which he can use as an offensive weapon.
Macdonald "Mac" Gargan was a former private investigator hired by J. Jonah Jameson to, at first, discover the connection between Peter Parker and Spider-Man, and later as a means to destroy Spider-Man. In this capacity, Gargan was used as a test subject for a process that would endow him with the useful characteristics of a scorpion.
Over the years, Gargan was one of the foes Spider-Man regularly fought from his rogues gallery. Although he would square off against other heroes, Gargan would always return to his fixation on Spider-man and Jameson.
Recently, Gargan has traded his Scorpion costume for the Venom symbiote and was asked to become the new Spider-Man in Norman Osbornís Dark Avengers.