In the mainstream Marvel universe, the name Carnage most often refers to psychopathic serial killer Cletus Kasady.
However, the name "Carnage" may also refer to the Carnage Symbiote, the spawn of the Venom Symbiote, which bonded to Kasady while he was serving eleven life sentences in prison.
Because symbiotes do not exclusively bond to one being, a number of people have worn the symbiote over the years, taking along with it the name "Carnage". These hosts can be found in the Others section. The Alternate versions listed below are those of Cletus Kasady.