Personal Info:
Real Name: Carl Mach
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Venom: Lethal Protector Vol.1 #4 (1993) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Carlton Drake, Agony, Scream, Riot, Lasher
Group Affiliation: Life Foundation
Base Of Operations: Mojave Desert, California
Grudges: Venom and Spider-Man
Creators: David Michelinie and Ron Lim
Enhanced Abilities: Phage's strength, endurance, reflexes and durability are all enhanced by the alien symbiote.
Invulnerability: Phage has a degree of invulnerability to physical and energy attacks.
Wall-Crawling: Phage can adhere to vertical and upside down surfaces.
Webbing: Phage can fire parts of the symbiote like webbing from his wrists. Phage uses the webbing to make swing lines, ensnare opponents and fashion shields.
Healing Factor: Phage is capable of healing injuries at a faster rate than normal human healing allows.
Immunity - Spider Sense: Phage is completely immune to Spider-Manís danger sense. He never triggers the sense when he fights Spider-Man.
Blending: The symbiote can change itís appearance to mimic any other garment.
Constituent-Matter Manipulation (Bladed Weapons): Phage's primary method of attack is to form his symbiotic costume into long serrated blades and slash or stab his opponents. Another but unique ability is that he can throw pieces of his of his suit at enemies and it is highly acidic and can even melt through metal.
Carl Mach was a mercenary who worked for a sinister corporation called the "Life Foundation." The Foundation was preparing for the M.A.D.(Mutually Assured Destruction) fallout of the Cold War and sought to provide a comfortable life for their wealthy clients after the impending nuclear holocaust. The Life Foundation experimented with the Venom symbiote in the hopes of developing superhuman peacekeepers to watch over their imagined fallout shelter utopia, and Carl was one of the three men chosen as hosts for Venom's forcibly-extracted spawn.
Once the Life Foundation had captured Venom, who was in San Francisco at the time, they brought him to their lab in Mojave Desert California. There, they forcibly extracted five ďseedsĒ from Venom and hatched them to give rise to a yellow-and-red symbiote, a green symbiote, a dark grey symbiote, a yellow-and-black symbiote, and a purple symbiote. Carl played host to yellow-and-black symbiote. Together the yellow-and-black symbiote and Mach along with the other four hosts, would become the Life Foundation's Guardian Symbiotes.
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