This stuff is a goey allian substence that made hosts like Eddie Brock Spiderman himself and In Web of Shodows all of his freinds and enemies. This stuff gives the host a verity of Abilits but when it attached to Spidey it absorbed some of his Spider DNA and gave the next host Eddie Brock Looks and abiltys simler to Spider-Man.
The Symbiote with out hits host can still be abell to defend its self
It is able to slash and punch its enemies even with out the host it still packs a punch
Some times the teeth of the Symbiote can inject venom.Now thats got to hurt
The skin of the symbiote can assume any form.