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BELOW: Eddie Brock ("Venom") was moved by Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" to renounce villainy, sell The Symbiote, and donate the money to charity: The Terrible Tinkerer conducts an auction for super-villains in which Eddie Brock is auctioning off the alien symbiote that transforms him into Venom - selling the symbiote to the highest bidder. Note how Mysterio questions whether Eddie Brock's actions are truly "Christ-like." It is not every day you see a super-villain question whether somebody's actions are "Christ-like." But Eddie Brock's spiritual motivations in this case are very sincere, and hearken back to the earliest beginnings of this Catholic character, who first merged with The Symbiote after a sincere prayer in a Catholic church. Note how the Tinkerer refers to Eddie Brock's "crisis of faith." This term is usually used to describe as a period of doubt that causes one to question one's beliefs. In this case, Eddie Brock has come to doubt his life as a villain, and is actually turning back to his religious faith.

Eddie Brock (Venom) was moved by Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ to renounce villainy, sell The Symbiote, and donate the money to charity

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 23, panels 2-4. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson. See also: charity; Christ-like; faith; repentance; crisis of faith; Catholic; Venom (Eddie Brock); Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth); Tinkerer (Phineas T. Mason); The Symbiote; Mysterio (Daniel Berkhart); Mel Gibson

BELOW: Hershel's strong ethical and religious beliefs prompt him to "do what he can to help his fellow man": Hershel Greene has been tremendously kind to Rick Grimes and Rick's band of zombie apocalypse survivors. Hershel used his medical skill to save Carl's life after Carl was shot by Otis. Plus, Hershel has allowed Rick's entire group to stay on his farm and has shared his food and resources with them.

Hershel's strong ethical and religious beliefs prompt him to do what he can to help his fellow man

Rick: Still, I just wanted to let you know that I really do appreciate all you've done for Carl, and you allowing us to stay here.

Hershel: Don't mention it, I'm just doing what I can to help my fellow man.

Source: The Walking Dead #11 (Aug. 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 5", pg. 8-9. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: charity; Rick Grimes; Hershel Greene