Personal Info:
Real Name: MacDonald "Mac" Gargan
Also Known As: Scorpion, Spider-Man, Venom
Place Of Birth: Yonkers, New York
First Appearance: Venom Vol.4 #25 (2020) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Alistar Smythe, Norman Osborn, Justin Hammer, Sandman, Electro, Rhino Doctor Octopus, Shocker, Vulture, Mister Hyde
Group Affiliation: Savage Six, Sinister Six, Masters of Evil, Thunderbolts, Dark Avengers, H.A.M.M.E.R., Alchemax, Black Cat's Gang, Inklings, Anti-Symbiote Task Force, Slayer Swarm, Roxxon Energy Corporation, Tarantula's Organization, Cartels, Ravencroft Institute, The Hive
Base Of Operations: New York City, New York
Grudges: Venom
Creators: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Donny Cates and Mark Bagley
Enhanced Abilities: Virus super human strength, agility, speed, durability and endurance.
Body Armour: Virus has a jury-rigged suit of War Machine Armor with a wide array of anti-symbiote weaponary. The suit provides protection from physical and energy attacks.
Flight: Virusís armour is able to fly. He also has access to a Goblin Glider.
Weapon Systems: Virus has a number of weaponís including: pumpkin bombs, sonic cannons, and Shocker gauntlets provided by the Tinkerer.
Mac Gargan was a private investigator that J. Jonah Jameson hired to keep tabs on Peter Parker and Spider-Man to see if the two had any connection. But Peter's spider-sense alerts him and allows him to repeatedly evade Gargan. Eventually, J. Jonah Jameson paid Mac Gargan to undergo a procedure by Dr. Farley Stillwell to defeat Spider-Man. The procedure was designed to endow his human subjects with the powers of a particular animal. J. Jonah Jameson chose for Mac to gain the proportionate abilities of a scorpion, as it would be the perfect arachnid predator to Spider-Man. Following genetic modifications, Stillwell outfitted Gargan with a mechanical power-suit, granting him a durable exoskeleton with a cybernetic stinger. The Scorpion emerged.
Over the years Gargan has participated in many criminal enterprises and has played host to the Venom symbiote. During a battle between Venom (Eddie Brock), Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and the symbiote-infected Norman Osborn, Gargan was crippled and left a paraplegic, blaming Venom for having ruined his life, he spent all of his money on buying an old suit of War Machine Armour. Jury-rigging the suit for the sole purpose of killing Venom, Gargan painted it in mockery of his nemesis and dubbed his new persona "Virus".
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