purified symbiote bio-mass provides superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance, reflexes, wall-crawling, can absorb physical punishment, blend in with surroundings, rearrange into different clothing, animated pseudopods, mimic webbing, or replace his lost legs, purge poisons and toxins or heal injuries to itself and others
Recruited by Captain America in Secret Avengers (1st series) #23.
Flash Thompson was mistaken for Spider-Man by Doctor Doom in Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) #5 and framed as the Hobgoblin in #275. He bonded with the Venom symbiote in #654.1 as Venom or Agent Venom. He was separated from the symbiote prior to Venom (3rd series) #1 and became the new Anti-Venom in Amazing Spider-Man: Venom, Inc. Alpha. He was killed by Norman Osborn in Amazing Spider-Man #800, but was resurrected through the symbiote codex in Venom (4th series) #34.