So I noticed it's been TWO YEARS since my last symbiote related submission...so I figured I was overdue. Once more we have Naomi Kenshi, now no longer calling herself She-Venom but rather 'Venomiss' (both a portmanteau of Venom and Miss, as well as a homonym of Venomous)
Given the length of time since my last She-Venom submission I also figured it was time to update the character's story a little as well, so it fits in better with current Marvel story lines. So here goes:
This current incarnation of Naomi Kenshi is somewhat different than the original. She is the step-daughter of a corrupt and powerful Japanese businessman who has links to the Yakuza. As a child she and her family moved to the United States after her step-father's company transferred him to manage their New York office. Once there, his corruption only worsened. He began orchestrating his own rise within the company using his Yakuza connections.
At age 14, Naomi and her mother became aware of her step-father's misdeeds. He ordered they both keep the information to themselves, or else he would kill them. For the next two years, Naomi lived under a constant fear of death in her own home. One day, her mother is killed after a rival Mafia family does a drive by of their house, attempting to kill Naomi's step-father. Blaming him for her death, Naomi runs away from home, stealing several thousand dollars of her step-father's money. Enraged, he orders her hunted down.
Using the stolen money, Naomi is able to evade capture from her step-father's associates for several months. Unfortunately, the cash pool begins to dry up, and Naomi is forced onto the streets. She is eventually tracked down and cornered by several men working for her step-father. As she attempts to fight back, she is stabbed repeatedly. Her assailants deposit her body in a dumpster and leave her to die. She is not alone in the dumpster. Itself clinging to life due to prolonged separation, the Venom symbiote (since unbonded from its latest host Flash Thomson due to reasons you can speculate over) rapidly bonds to the dying girl. The joining saves both of them.
Together, they fuel each others rage- Naomi's fury over her mother's death combined with the symbiote's inherent madness create a new Venom creature. Initially calling herself 'Venom', Naomi begins her one-woman crusade to take out her step-father's associates and then eventually him.
In this incarnation, Naomi is not as heroic as she was in the original story. Rather she is driven purely by her desire to kill the man responsible for her mother's death. After killing him, her bloodlust still not satisfied, she turns her attention to the Yakuza who attempted to kill her, and then to the Mafia family that actually assaulted her house. She eventually draws the attention of a number of Super Heroes, including Spider-Girl (the current one) and the Media, who are the ones to dub her 'Venomiss'. The name sticks, despite Naomi and the symbiote's dislike for it.
FYI - the quote in the upper right corner is from the song 'Bad Reputation' by Joan Jett. It illustrates this version of Naomi's 'don't give a shit' attitude regarding her actions.
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