Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
Zod I get, but when talking about a strategic mind and raw strength, that combo doesn't really come to mind when I think of Venom. I only think of raw strength when thinking of Venom; but for both...imo, I would think Doc Ock fits the role. His strength comes from his tentacles and we know how intelligent Otto is.
I think the Venom comparison works to a degree. Both are kind of like evil dopplegangers of the hero (in their respective movies especially), both know the hero's secret identity and stalk them, Eddie Brock is usually drawn as a hulking mass in the comics, like Bane...heck, Bane even uses a drug called Venom, though that's just a happy coincidence. Bane definitely edges Venom out in the intelligence department though.