|Affiliation||Peter Parker (Earth-52161) (formerly)|
|Base of Operations||His Lab|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- The symbiote is the key to curing all disease, Peter! Why can't you see it? Venom is the messiah and we will save the world!
- Curt Connors
When Curtis Connors first got a job at Oscorp, he was partnered with a man named Richard Parker, and the two of them became good friends. It wasn't long until Norman Osborn assigned the two of them to develop a cure for cancer, but Richard's idea was much more radical. When Curt asked what it was, Richard was cryptic for the first couple of days, promising he would tell Curt once he had everything sorted out.
The next week, Richard finally revealed his plans. He dreamed of creating a suit that could bond with the patient, and after a short period of time, it would exterminate the sickness within them, curing them completely. Curt loved the vision, but when they proposed it to Norman, he rejected it and told them to find a different way to make it. This made Richard very angry, and it just happened to be in that same week that Richard's plane crashed, killing him and his wife, Mary.
The death of his best friend made Curt very distraught. He wanted to retire, but Norman bribed him with a bump in pay, as well as a promotion. Curt's wife, Martha, encouraged him to take the opportunity. He reluctantly did, and Norman even told him he could begin production on the suit, which made Curt happy, believing he would honor Richard's memory by bringing his last creation to life.