Eddie Brock/Venom

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Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom
Alternative name(s): Symbrock, Veddie
Gender category: Non-binary, Interspecies
Fandom: Venom, Marvel Comics
Canonical?: Canonical in comics,
Debatable in films
Prevalence: Popular
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Eddie Brock/Venom is the pairing of reporter Eddie Brock, and the alien symbiote known as Venom.





Half of Venom fandom: “What if you had a sentient doggie who loved you and could talk?”
The other half of Venom fandom: “What if it could eat your enemies and fuck your brains out?”[1]

Eddie/Venom is the dominant ship in the Venom (film) and Venom (comics) fandoms, based on works on Ao3. In fanworks it is sometimes categorized as M/M, but sometimes not due to interpretation of the symbiote as non-male.

Common Tropes & Storylines

A post by Tumblr user iasmelaion, Why Tumblr loves Venom uses a venn diagram to illustrate how Symbrock encompasses Angst, Smut, Fluff and crack to become a ship that has something for everyone. Many of the tropes referenced in this post are also common in Symbrock works; including:

Other common tropes and story lines include:

  • Negotiation, specifically in relation to sharing a body, and issues of consent.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • Brunch on Laguna by menocchio, Dan had thought the Brock Report was great and that Eddie Brock was the coolest man in San Francisco. He still, painfully, kind of thinks this.
  • intra-personal negotiation by Wildehack (tyleet), How fucked is that, that a compromise that ended with eating raw shark liver under the Golden Gate Bridge in the dead of night is probably the most interpersonally mature he’s ever been?





  • Symbiosis, a Venom fanzine focusing on the Symbrock relationship. (2019)

Archives & Fannish Links


  1. originally posted by petymology on Tumblr, Oct 2018.