It’s been announced that Naomie Harris will play the Marvel Comics villain Shriek in
Shriek first appeared in
They soon recruited several other murderous and insane villains, and began to see themselves as a sort of twisted family, with Shriek and Carnage taking on the roles of “Mom and Dad.” Shriek clearly had feelings for Carnage, although it is unknown if the serial killer could honestly return those feelings in any real way.
During this event, Shriek used her mental abilities to fill thousands of New Yorkers with rage in an effort to get them to kill one another. Luckily, Spider-Man and the other Marvel heroes were able to stop her before anyone was seriously hurt. Still, this incident showed off just how deadly Shriek’s powers could actually be. Going forward, Shriek would break out of Ravencroft fairly regularly, operating both as a solo villain as a member of groups like the Sinister Six. And even the Sinister Sixteen!
Over the years, Shriek’s tragic backstory would be revealed slowly. She was born Francis Louise Barrison, she grew up in an abusive household. Her mother often tormented her for being overweight, which led to serious psychological damage. She turned to drugs to cope with the pain of her childhood, eventually becoming a drug dealer herself. Later on, she was shot in the head during an altercation with the police.
As a result of her head injury, Louise found herself in a coma, where her essence wandered into a place known as the Dark Dimension. This is the same Dark Dimension from which the hero known as Cloak (of
It was never been made clear, but it seemed as if her time in the Dark Dimension is what activated her latent mutant powers. After this encounter, she could manipulate sound waves to cause destruction on a large scale. Furthermore, she could manipulate people’s emotions, allowing for their darkest impulses to take control. She also learned that she could control sound waves to fly.
Aside from fighting Spider-Man several times over the past 25 years, Shriek became an enemy of Venom/Eddie Brock. In fact, an argument can be made that she hated Eddie even more than she did Peter Parker. Given this fact, and her love for Cletus Kasady/Carnage, it makes sense that
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