Carnage is one of Marvel’s most controversial villains. Some fans love him and the chaotic, brutal energy he brings to a story. Other fans, however, see him as nothing more than just a cheap cash-in on Venom’s popularity. Eddie Brock’s villainous alter ego had been a huge hit in the early ’90s, and Marvel was eager to capitalize on him. Unfortunately, this meant making him less of a villain and more of an anti-hero. Carnage was created by David Michelinie, Erik Larson and Mark Bagley, and was intended to be a darker version of Venom, a complete psychopath with no morals.
Cletus Kasady was first introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #344 (1991) as Eddie Brock’s cellmate. When the Venom symbiote eventually freed Brock, it left behind a spawn. This new symbiote formed with Kasady, creating Carnage. Over the years, he would rack up one of the highest body counts in all of Spider-Man’s rogue’s gallery. The character has appeared in cartoons, video games and is even set to be featured in Sony’s upcoming Venom movie starring Tom Hardy. The character has been portrayed in vastly different ways in each interpretation, but the one thing that’s certain is that when Carnage shows up, he’s going to live up to his namesake.
Carnage fights Spider-man and to distract him grabs a baby and throws it out of a window. Carnage has done awful, awful things but one of the first things he ever did was to kill a guy just for having a funny name. Carnage has even brutally beaten up his son just because.