|Appears In||Gradius V|
|Previous Boss||Elephant Gear|
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.
Attack Pattern Edit
To be honest, this hive mind unit doesn't attack.
- 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.
- Venom could also be an evolved O.V.U.M.