Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Do Devs Have Plans for Carnage

Published 10/21/2023, 2:24 PM EDT

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Among the many enemies that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 brings in, the main problem seems to be the symbiote. While Harry takes the role of Venom, other characters get their hands on the Symbiote too. For one mission, even Peter Parker used its powers, until it started taking a toll on him.

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While Venom is the main user of the Symbiote, there is another infamous villain who is a part of the Spider-verse, Carnage. In other media, Carnage eventually joins forces with Venom. In the new Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, there is a side mission where Peter and the Wraith fight Cletus Kasady. This mission later reveals that Cletus gets his hands on the Symbiote, which raises the question, whether Carnage will be included in the next Insomniac game.

Let There Be Carnage in Marvel’s Spider-Man

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Let There Be Carnage is a side quest in Spider-Man 2. For this quest, players take on The Flame. The quest concludes with Peter Parker and The Wraith confronting The Flame’s henchmen. The Flame successfully executes his true plan despite their efforts. The Flame’s ultimate objective is to obtain the Venom symbiote by derailing an Oscorp train and stealing the sample. This aligns with The Flame’s grand scheme to acquire the symbiote.

The significant plot twist is the revelation of The Flame’s true identity. He is revealed as Cletus Kasady, a well-known character in Spider-Man comics. Cletus is infamous for transforming into the supervillain known as Carnage. The Flame comes with a plan to destroy the city. Being a criminal before getting the Symbiote, Cletus always had ill intentions that were directed towards the law and the people who put him in prison.

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In Spider-Man 2, the portrayal of Cletus Kasady’s transformation into Carnage differs from some traditional depictions in the Spidey mythos.

Many versions of the story show Cletus becoming Carnage through his connection with Eddie Brock, the host of Venom, bonding with an offshoot of the symbiote. In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Insomniac has changed the back story of Venom. And so it only makes sense that they work on how Carnage comes into the picture.

The inclusion of Cletus Kasady and the setup for Carnage’s emergence in Spider-Man 2 clearly hint at future Spider-Man content. It is still unknown if Carnage will be a major antagonist in a future DLC or a brand new sequel. The revelation of The Flame’s true identity and the potential arrival of Carnage in the game’s universe set the stage for exciting developments and confrontations in the Spider-Man series. The game’s storyline has yet to disclose the exact nature and timing of Carnage’s involvement. This has left fans eager to witness the unfolding of this plot thread.

Carnage’s origin: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Vs Venom 2

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Comparing how Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Venom 2 depict Carnage’s origin story is interesting. In the movie, Venom 2, Eddie Brock takes on the power of the Symbiote to unleash the power of Venom. In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the game changes things by making Harry Osborn the host of the alien lifeform. The game reveals that this time it’s Norman Osborn who gets the Symbiote to Harry, to help him with his disease. This significantly departs from the traditional lore.

In Venom 2, Cletus Kasady becomes the host of the Carnage symbiote. Cletus bites Eddie Brock during an interview, obtaining a portion of the Venom symbiote. Venom then mutates within his bloodstream, resulting in the birth of Carnage. In the film, Cletus transforms into Carnage while still being in prison. Once the Symbiote gets active, it takes over Cletus’s body and unleashes the Carnage on everyone in the prison.

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In the latest game, Spider-Man and The Wraith attempt to ruin The Flame’s plan of stealing a sample of the symbiote. While the game does not give a direct indication that The Flame will take on the role of Carnage, Cletus ominously proclaims his intent to unleash Carnage using the symbiote’s power. This sets up the possibility of Carnage being the main villain in the future DLC content or a sequel to the game.

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Viren Mirpuri

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Viren is an eSports Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Mass Media degree in one hand and a gaming controller in another, he is determined to document every milestone in the gaming industry. As an eSports journalist, he previously covered close to 500 articles with Sportskeeda about what is fresh in the scene.
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Garima Yadav

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