Our favorite superheroes don’t need an upgrade – but once in awhile a symbiote comes along and makes them even better. Especially their already-awesome costumes. But what exactly is a symbiote?
Symbiotes are parasitic entities that bond with a host, thereby creating a symbiotic link and acting as one. They grant their host enhanced abilities like superhuman strength and flight, and most of the time even change their host’s behavior, hence why most symbiotic entities are considered villains.
In Marvel Comics the Symbiotes are mostly tied with the extraterrestrial race known as the Klyntar, from which both Venom and Carnage derive from. They were first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 252 …
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