The first appearance of the symbiote was in Marvel's Secret Wars comic line, in which the alien suit bonded to Spider-man, granting him greater power. After awhile, Spider-man learned that the suit was alive and taking over his life, so he had it removed a few times, as it kept coming back to him.Eventually the symbiote found another host: frustrated, angry newspaper reporter Eddie Brock. The symbiote bonded with him, and together they became the super-villain known as Venom, who had the same powers as Spider-man, but stronger. Because the symbiote and Spider-man were allies for so long, Spider-man spider sense never registers Venom as a threat, making him even more dangerous. The symbiote-infected human always referred to themselves in the plural first person, saying "We" instead of "I".