Venom’s greatest defence is his immunity to telepathic attacks

Published : 12 Dec 2021 09:09 PM | Updated : 17 Dec 2021 12:13 AM

Especially in his current run, there aren’t many Marvel Comics characters that can match the one-time Spider-Man villain ‘Venom’, including telepaths because his greatest defense is his immunity to psychic attacks. Venom is the current King in Black in Marvel continuity, the ruler of the symbiote hive and is traveling the universe taking care of anyone or anything that is a threat to the collective. Years before he harnessed his inner Knull, Venom was still one of the strongest Earthbound antiheroes that very few wanted to mess with. At one point, however, the X-Men crossed paths with the Lethal Protector, an encounter that gave fans a look into Venom’s greatest telepathic defense. 

In ‘Venom’ & ‘X-Men: Poison-X’ by Cullen Bunn, Edgar Salazar, Ario Anindito, Jacopo Camagni, and Will Robson, Cyclops’ father Corsair and his space pirate crew the Starjammers were being attacked by a gang of symbiote-powered attackers, so Cyclops sprung into action to save him. To help his father, Cyclops and the X-Men track down Venom with the hope that the Lethal Protector will assist them in their upcoming battle. During their initial encounter, Jean Grey attempts to enter Venom’s mind, and it doesn’t go the way the X-Men member thought. 

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While trying to look into the mind of Venom, the antihero felt Jean Grey’s telepathic presence immediately. When Venom felt the mental intrusion, he told Jean that trying to enter his mind is pointless since his head consisted of Eddie Brock, the Venom symbiote, and a connection to the larger hive. That mental labyrinth within Venom’s head makes him immune to psychic attacks, an immunity that has assuredly only gotten stronger since this run-in with the ‘X-Men’. 


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