@Retired Are you sure? Venom has been his own anti-hero without Spider-Man before. Like in the movie or Agent Venom. This would basically just be that except I like Gwen Stacy's aesthetic and character more than I do Eddie Brock. I think having both could work, though it's up to the GM of course but this seems to be a personal preference on your part.
I mean I suppose I will apply anyway but I think both Spider-Man and Venom could co-exist at the start of this RP.
edit: I guess he wouldn't get to be an NPC villain unless something happened to my character.
By a technical standpoint there wasn't only one spider to begin with as someone else was bitten by the same spider as Peter right around the same time. In which case you don't necessarily need to compete with the line of guys already on Parker if you just wants a spider character. That would mean you could apply as Cindy Moon.