mercredi 10 juin 2009


A symbiote is a living, sentient, extraterrestrial organism that bonds with other living organisms in order to survive. Since it has no classifying name, it is referred to as a symbiote because of its symbiotic relationships. Often symbiotes are called "living costumes" because of the way the amorphous creatures envelop their hosts. They have incredible adaptive attributes and quickly gain similar powers to the superhuman they bond to. They are extremely deadly and have murderous urges on a regular basis. Some symbiotes are known to threaten to eat their victims' brains, among other organs.
The symbiote enhances the physical attributes of its host, commonly increasing their strength and speed to superhuman levels as well as granting them a range of other powers such as transformation and mass-alteration.
Symbiotes were originally an unfeeling, conquering race, taking over any species they came in contact with to feed off their emotions; this mainly involved adrenaline rushes from death-defying feats and, as a consequence, the hosts tend to be short-lived. It is unclear where the symbiotes actually originated, but it is known that their species existed for millions of years. Galactus, devourer of worlds, consumed a world which they had taken over and where they had thrived.
Most symbiotes have been shown to be capable of great feats of violence and deception. In a strange twist of nature versus nurture, it seems that a symbiote's personality may be based on an amalgamation of the memories and thoughts that have been collected from the various hosts and stored within its genetic memory.

Symbiotes are naturally weakened by intense sounds and intense heat - especially large fires. Additionally, they are also weakened by magnesium. However as a symbiote spawns a child, a natural evolution seems to not only increase their strengths, but also reduce their weaknesses. Even already existing symbiotes can mutate and develop these resistances.
Symbiote are beleived to require certain chemical (most likely phenethylamine) to stay sane and healthy, which has been said to be found abundantly in two sources: chocolate and human brain tissue. Thus, the host is forced to steal/buy large amounts of chocolate or become an unwilling cannibal who devours the brains of those he kills.
Symbiotes empower the natural abilities of a host to the point where they far exceed that of normal members of the hosts' species. These abilities include the following:

* Superhuman strength.
* Superior speed and agility, enhances other physical attributes as well.
* Enhanced durability and resistance to damage.
* Genetic memory, recalling information from previous hosts.
* Enhanced healing ability.
* Can expand to any size as long as they have something to grow on such as a host or an object. Symbiotes can get inside of small areas such as electric wires and the insides of cars and completely disable them. The symbiote also reacts to the thoughts and will of the host.

The following are functions that have been demonstrated from various hosts' wills:

* The ability to form fangs or simple bladed weapons out of their limbs.
* The ability to form tendrils from their body
* The ability to shape-shift, from mimicking clothing up to and including complete change of appearance and stature.
* The ability to stick to walls.
* The ability to produce webbing from its own mass.
* The empathic ability to project desires and needs into the thoughts of its host or potential hosts.
* Can sense the presence of other beings within a certain distance.
* The ability to create storage portals inside of them.
Source: Marvel Universe, Edited from the Wikipedia Entry

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