If you’re a fan of Greek mythology then you’ve probably heard of the Sirens, perhaps best known from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, wherein the Sirens — hideous, terrifying and dangerous creatures with the ability to mask their appearance into something beautiful through their mesmeric singing voice — lured many of Odysseus’ crew en route to Ithaca to their deaths through the aforementioned means.
We get the feeling that this Mary Jane Carnage cosplay by Jannetincosplay is the modern day equivalent of the sirens. She’s both alluring and terrifying and we’re ensorcelled by how brilliant of a job she did. The following gallery contains our favorite images from Jannet’s Mary Jane Carnage cosplay.
If you’re wondering what this crazy amalgam cosplay represent, first let’s consider the Mary Jane aspect. Mary Jane, of course, is Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s love interest and later his wife in many Spider-Man continuities. She’s famous for her “Face it, Tiger — you just hit the jackpot!” phrase, her vibrant red hair, her successful career as a supermodel and her overwhelming popularity with Spider-Man fans.
Carnage, on the other hand, is the fusion of serial killer Cletus Kasady (ironically also a redhead like Mary Jane) and the Venom symbiote. Carnage has gone on to become a major villain and nemesis for both Spider-Man and Venom since his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #359 (1992).
Mary Jane became bonded with the Carnage symbiote in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series as well as during the King in Black crossover, specifically the King in Black: Carnage vs. Gwenom series, where she becomes the Carnage of Gwenom’s reality.
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