Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 3 Episode 11

Sins of the Fathers (10): Venom Returns (1)

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Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 02, 1996 on FOX
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Sins of the Fathers (10): Venom Returns (1)
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Under the psychiatric care of Dr. Kafka, Eddie Brock has come to believe that Venom is a figment of his imagination. Then Baron Mordo tempts Eddie -- reunification with the alien symbote that makes him as powerful as Venom.

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  • Venom returns, and a new symbiote, Carnage appears.

    9.0
    The show starts with the police trying to catch Cledus Kassidy, a madman criminal. Spider-Man destroys the bomb that Kassidy had and the police arrest him. He's thrown into the prison that Eddie Brock, AKA Venom, is in.

    Connors has a new invention that can transport things from one place to another. While in prison, Brock becomes Venom again with help from Baron Mordo and Dormammu. Venom begins to attack the city. A new person, War Machine, comes to aid Spider-Man in his fight. He almost succeeds in defeating Venom when Kassidy, now a symbiote called Carnage, stops him. He came to be Carnage by the help of Mordo and Dormammu. The episode ends with Carnage holding Spider-Man up with one hand while his other hand has taken the form of an axe. (That information probably isnt accurate, but I tried the best I could.)



    This was a great episode. I've been waiting to see Carnage for a while. He's insane. It is revealed that Mordo and Dormammu helped to send the rocket that the symboite Venom was on back to Earth and that the symbiote reproduced into Carnage. This episode had a lot of action and a suspensful ending. The character development in this episode was great, as Kassidy has become Carnage. Venom and Carnage might fight in the next episode. The plot was very good, too. Overall, great action, good character development, and good plot.

    9/10.

    ~Pharaoh2.moreless
Scott Cleverdon

Scott Cleverdon

Cletus Kassidy/Carnage

Guest Star

James Avery (I)

James Avery (I)

Jim Rhodes/War Machine

Guest Star

Tony Jay

Tony Jay

Baron Mordo

Guest Star

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson

Recurring Role

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

Aunt May Reilly-Parker

Recurring Role

Robert Hays

Robert Hays

Tony Stark/Iron Man

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Venom: There's no more Eddie, no more symbiote, only Venom!!!

    • Carnage: Call us, Carnage!!
      Spider-Man: Carnage? There another symbiote? Sorry to interrupt the reunion but...
      Carnage: We hoped we would meet you again!
      Spider-Man: You know me? [Carnage opens his face to reveal his identity]
      Spider-Man: Kasady!!
      Carnage: Think of the damage we can do now, man AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    • Venom: This wasn't your fight!! It is now, little man of iron!
      War Machine: Iron Man's the other guy, but thanks for the compliment.

    • Madame Web: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    • Carnage: Dad, ready for some father-son quality time! Between the two of us, there won't be enough of Spider-Man to fit into a matchbox, but we'll try, won't we?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Official debut of Carnage in a Spider-Man cartoon.

    • Robert Hays and James Avery reprise their roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and James Rhodes/War Machine from the Iron Man series. Avery was replaced on the show by Dorian Harewood partway through season one, but returns to the role because Harewood already plays Tombstone in the Spider-Man series.

    • This is Iron Man's third appearance on a Marvel cartoon (other than his own). The first was an episode of "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends", the second was a non-speaking role on a "Fantastic Four" episode and the third was an episode of the "Incredible Hulk." However, this is Tony Stark's fourth appearance, since he didn't show up as Iron Man in the previous episode, "The Spot."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Madame Web: A warrior keeps his friends close... and his enemies closer.

      Madame Web's advice to Spider-Man is a reference to the dialogue from The Godfather: Part II when Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) tells Frank Pentangeli (Michael V. Gazzo) that his father taught him to "keep your friends close... and your enemies closer."

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