Superior carnage

Karl Malus is a high ranking HYDRA scientist who was fascinated by superhuman powers ever since he first read a newspaper article about the Avengers and their abilities. Malus was one of Baron Strucker's top scientists during the Miracle project and was provided with a supply of human test subjects for him to experiment upon - with his subjects typically being individuals HYDRA sought to turn into enhanced soldiers. However only two subjects of the early tests managed to survive his experiments. Through the twins Wanda and Pietro, Karl began to use their DNA to advance his research.

When the Avengers attacked Strucker's HQ, Karl managed to escape and delete all of his research before he left. Karl then went on to serve as one of Oscorp's prime genetic researchers who assisted in the creation of the Cross Species, and arranged for HYDRA operatives Stegron, Mad-Dog, and Armadillo to be subjected to the experiments in order to show his worth to the organization.

While the Carnage symbiote was temporarily locked up at Oscorp, Karl stole a sample and enhanced it with his own unique methods which he later injected himself with. The results transformed him into a Superior Carnage.

Powers and Abilities Edit

Doctor Karl Malus has no superhuman powers, and is physically a quite average human being with little to no combat training or capability. Mentally however he is well above average - he is a brilliant surgeon with great knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry, genetic manipulation, and radiology. Malus even has a working knowledge of Pym Particles and ionic energies. He is highly experienced at instilling superpowers in others, especially strength augmentation. However after receiving an augmented version of the Carnage Symbiote, Karl received the following abilities:

  • Superhuman Agility
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Claws
  • Superhuman Healing
  • Invulnerability
  • Longevity
  • Radar Sense
  • Superhuman Stamina
  • Super Speed
  • Unarmed Combat
  • Wall Clinger
  • Webslinger