Who would win in a fight? Venom verses a full squad of Imperial Space Marines?

For those of you who don’t follow this sort of thing, Warhammer 40,000 just got their 6th Edition rulebook last week.  In the world of miniatures this is kind of a huge event, and as a fan of the game and a huge fan of the 40K backstory I have been following it closely.

So I came up with this scenario and am wondering who would win.  Space Marines are incredibly tough, with reflexes, strength, and training to put the hurt on almost anything.  Furthermore, they are to a man encased in advanced battle armor and armed with very destructive weapons (bolters, for the most part).  Finally, they would see the alien symbiote part of Venom as a xenos abomination and Eddie Brock as a heretic for consorting with xenos.

On the other hand, I honestly believe that Venom would be able to force itself in through the respirators of the power armor and choke to death or even spike the brains of the Marines inside.  His ability to enhance Eddies already high strength makes him capable of throwing a Rhino around.

It would be close, and I think it boils down to equipment.  If the Space Marine squad were armed with one or more flamers I think it would go badly for Venom.  I’m going to give this one to the Marines.

The Venom face I got from Dave’s Marvel Comic t shirts by the way.


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