Venom is the official name of the final boss in Gradius V. It's unconfirmed if this is the brain of Dr.Venom, Gofer, or Bacterion even though he said that he was a part of what was once known as Venom.
To be honest, this hive mind unit doesn't attack, but due to the small space, you may ram into an eye.
- It's possible that Venom could be born from Gofer because of the official story of Gradius V said that "Bacterion" was destroyed and his body broke into pieces in the past events of Gradius IV. Bacterion wasn't the final boss of Gradius IV but Gofer was. Then again, Gofer could be a part of Bacterion which means Venom could be born from Bacterion.
- It's also possible that Dr. Venom was finally assimilated into the Bacterion Empire which could explain why there are multiple Zelos Forces at the end of the first level of Gradius V, and why some of the enemies that show up inside the Bacterian mothership look familar to Brain Golem.
|Ships||Vic Viper T-301|
|Stages (Arcade)||Stage 1 • Stage 2 • Stage 3 • Stage 4 • Stage 5 • Stage 6 • Stage 7 • Stage 8|
|Bosses||Big Core Rev. 1.2 • Venom (Lower) • Death MK III • Tetran • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK IV • Ground Spider • Huge Heart • Blaster Cannon Core • Rolling Core • Circle Core • Big Core MK III • Covered Core MK II • Beacon • Keeper's Core • Elephant Gear • Venom (Upper)|
|End Bosses & Major Enemies|
|Major Recurring Foes||Gofer • Bacterion • Dr Venom • Zelos Force (Zeros) • Lars Empire • Gofer Sisters|
|Minor Enemies||Brain • O.V.U.M. • Eleos Brain • Mother Computer Z • Guardian Core • Central Server • Genocide Core • Outer Limits / Metal Slave • Zelos Barrier • Doom • Dark Force|