Characters : Carrion
Yellow skin and a generally dead and decaying appearance.
Can repel living matter, levitate, destroy living matter with a touch, generate Red Dust, adjust his density at will
Pouch of Red Dust
Vulnerable to creatures of similar origin
Red Dust, can render victims unconscious, act as a super-acid, act as a mutant flesh-eating bacteria
Not generally known
Dr. Miles Warren (clone)
The true origin of the original Carrion have been someone confused by much of the reconstruction of history which was performed during Maximum Cloneage and the Return and subsequent death of The Jackal, a.k.a. Dr. Miles Warren. What seems fairly certain is that the Carrion body was a clone of Dr. Warren which he created of himself shortly before Spider-Man met his Spider-Clone for the first time.
The original story lead that, following the death of Dr. Warren, the clone-casket 'malfunctioned' and super-aged the Dr. Warren clone into death - and beyond. What emerged then was the super-powered incarnation of evil known as Carrion. Carrion had the power to create a Red Dust which could spread disease, incapacitate, or even cause a body to just whither and die.
A later, alternative writing of events holds that Dr. Warren created the Carrion clone deliberately to contain his lethal Carrion Virus.
What is absolutely certain is that Carrion possessed great power and no conscience. His guiding force was the memories of Dr. Warren which were contained in his RNA. These memories lead him to seek the painful and humiliating destruction of Spider-Man.
Similarly, the Carrion Virus is deadly in all its various strains. One strain was responsible for creating Carrion II (Malcom McBride) and Carrion III (William Allen). Equally as lethal is that strain which Miles Warren, The Jackal, intended to use to destroy all of humanity - as portrayed in Maximum Cloneage.
The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.
Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.