All this Flash vs Eddie talk. Not enjoying both
They bring two different flavours to things and I love them both (Mania’s got lots of potential too, so it’s always nice to see her). I loved when Brock was Anti-Venom cause that was a great advancement to his character. While I was sad to see that go, now that Lee isn’t the main character and it’s back to Brock, I’m happy. Flash and Eddie are going to meet and clash and then team up against Lee Price this December so that should be fun.
My ideal situation would be Eddie as Anti-Venom and Flash back as Agent Venom.
On the topic of gun users. I think the way to include Punisher and an Agent Venom type would be the focus on the soldier aspect rather than just gun. Frank is violence personified, he’s great with hand-to-hand, small arms, knives, etc.
To keep him unique, I’d make him a walking tribute to the arcade game, you could have him pick up weapons like Cody, but also have him using knife attacks, submission holds, bone breaking throws, trip wires, hell, even the battle van and stolen weapons from villains that he used for a time.
With Flash/ Agent Venom, you can have a ton of fun. Sure give him a gun special or two, but make him use symbiote tendrils for whips, grabs, grenade specials, and play up the acrobatics, he’s Spider-man if he became a Shield agent and would be willing to use lethal force (but isn’t bloodthirsty), use some football tackles and give him a “Hail Mary” gamble lvl3 super where if you pull off additional button presses the damage and moves get more impressive.
my tl;dr: If Venom’s the Ralph, make Flash the Clark – similar visual aesthetic, different approach to fighting.