Venom’s phrase “We are Venom” is something unforgettable, especially after the new Venom movie.

In the Venom (2018) movie, when Eddie has his first conversation with the symbiote,

Eddie: Who are you?

Venom: I am Venom, and you are mine.

In the comics, has the Venom symbiote (with and/or without its host) ever addressed himself/itself as “I” and not “WE”?

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    “Venom’s phrase “We are Venom” is something unforgettable, especially after the new Venom movie” — ironic, as everyone involved in the movie is now desperately trying to forget it. – Paul D. Waite Oct 19 at 13:15
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    Also is this strictly about the Venom symbiote? Because I can think of at least one other symbiote referring to the duo as "I" ("I am the ultimate insanity! I am Carnage!", Maximum Carnage #1, 1994). Granted though, Carnage has a whole other psychology than Venom... – Jenayah Oct 19 at 13:43
  • @Jenayah I too remember Carnage addressing himself as I (from Spider-Man the animated series). I was looking for Venom specifically. – Shreedhar Oct 19 at 13:47
  • On a side note, I restricted my answer below as to only "I am Venom" occurences; it turns out Venom uses the first person a whole lot more than one would imagine. – Jenayah Oct 22 at 21:17
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Yes, on at least two occasions.


Know what happens when a character who is most known for only saying "I am Groot" gets Venomized? Well, Guardians of the Galaxy #21 (2014) has your answer.

He says "I am Venom".

Groot is Venomized

Another time was in Venom: Along came a Spider #1 (1996). Eddie Brock disguises himself as detective Clark from the NYPD (using the Symbiote), and drops the mask, revealing himself as "I'm Venom".

Clark/Eddie: Don't pull down on the little twerp - he's not Venom!
Steen: How do you know, Clark?
Eddie: Because I'm Venom!

Because I'm Venom

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    Man... I never got into reading comics, but that is awesome. – Broots Waymb Oct 19 at 14:06
  • So in the recent film this venom is actually Groot/venom? Interesting.... – Lio Elbammalf Oct 19 at 15:11
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    @LioElbammalf - No, this was a short-term thing; Venom was temporarily separated from his host at the time, and they were reunited by the end of the storyline. – RDFozz Oct 19 at 16:54

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