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Venturestein is an experiment created by Dr. Venture. He was originally a henchman for The Monarch but after being killed by Brock Samson, he was resurrected into a undead zombie that had no verbal skills only being able to scream. However, in "Venture Libre" his intelligence increases and he is now a revolutionary leader attempting to found his own Abomi-Nation.
Venturestein was a henchman of Monarch's Fluttering Horde and referred to as "Texas" by Henchman 21. He was introduced as a new recruit to the Monarch's henchman he is given a pep talk by 21 about how they'll be successful but this is rebuked by Henchman 24 who states that the new guys always end up dead. Texas then listens to The Monarch's long boring speech before taking part in the failed raid on the Venture Industries compound and after trying to retreat he was killed by Brock Samson, who snapped his neck.
Birth of VenturesteinEdit
His body was experimented on by Dr. Venture as part of his plan to reanimate the dead and using them for menial labor. "Texas" was successfully reanimated but after seeing his new face he immediately attacked Dr. Venture before being bashed to death, a second time, with a fire extinguisher by Brock Samson. Dr. Venture reanimated him again (this time restraining him and having to replace the top of his skull in the wake of his second death) and dubbed him "Venturestein". Afterward, Venturestein was placed in Hank Venture's learning bed to be educated on his new life purpose as a menial laborer. Once his learning was finished, Venturestein burst out of the bed and began searching for prostitutes - having fixated on the idea since hearing Dr. Orpheus mention the word offhandedly. He soon came into contact with The Groovy Gang, who trespassed into the compound, and accidentally killed their dog Groovy (and eventually making a shoe out from the dead dog). After The Groovy Gang were dispatched, Venturestein was compensated by a remorseful Brock Samson, who felt guilty for killing Venturestein as he believed that the former henchman was innocent, by taking him on a ride in search of prostitutes. He finally let's go of his fear against the body guard who promised to get him some good prostitutes causing Venturestein to state "Brock good !!!" while accidentally breaking the top of the car off while chanting with his arms.
A Zombie RevolutionaryEdit
Venturestein along with many other zombies, instead of being purposed for labor, were eventually made into expendable soldiers by General Manhowers. During this time, Venturestein greatly improved in many ways as the army taught him how to salute, make a bed, kill and greatly improved his diction (though not syntax). He and the zombie soldiers were sent to Puetra Bajia to infiltrate a worker's uprising, but their cover were blown and, per instruction, some of the zombies were self-destruct by implanted bombs. Venturestein disobeyed this order and saved a laborer, Jorge, the little boy (now adult) from the Venture educational video about the benefits of globalized menial labor. Jorge was very scared of being hugged by a zombie but soon got over it and taught Venturestein Marxist revolutionary thought, which inspired him to leave the army and head to the jungle to form his own revolutionary army and establish a nation for mistreated test subjects created through evil super-science known as "Abomi-Nation". Venturestein and his revolutionary army consisting of the surviving zombies from the military began a march through the jungles of Central America, finding and attacking secret laboratories run by evil scientists, while liberating and recruiting the test subjects into his army. Venturestein's large army grew which now consisted of zombies, animal humanoids and other abnormal creatures soon set up base in an abandoned Meso-American temple and continued their actions of freeing their brethern.
Reunion With "Father"Edit
Venturestein's actions soon caught the attention of General Manhowers, who called Dr. Venture to retrieve, or destroying, the rogue Venturestein. Dr. Venture, Sergeant Hatred, and Hank traveled to Puetra Bajia by the X-1, but were intercepted by one of Venturestein's companions, a Pteranodon. Dr. Venture and Hatred were captured, and Hank escaped. The Pteranodon was killed, causing Venturestein's comrades to demand revenge on Dr. Venture and Hatred but Venturestein refused to harm them and tried to convince Dr. Venture to tell the evil scientific community to stop their cruel experimentation and free his people. Dr. Venture in turn tries to convince Venturestein to return with him after hearing Venturestein's account of his life since joining the military, but was caught in the act of attempting to blow up Venturestein with an army-supply J-pad tablet. Venturestein imprisoned Dr. Venture and Hatred, but still refused to kill them due to valuing them as a family and knowing Venture is better than other scientists.
Broadcasting his messageEdit
Realizing Dr. Venture was no longer of any help, Venturestein upon learning that the J-pad had internet decided to use the tablet to transmit a message to the world that the "abominations" created through evil super-science should rise up against their masters and join his "Abomi-Nation" - U.R.G.H.: United Regressed Grotesque Humanity: where they would be accepted for their appearance and permitted to be able to make a home for themselves with their brethern. However, this causes some further internal conflict in Venturestein's organization, who believed that because they do not have any infrastructure that the massive influx of immigrants could not be supported, and opposed Venturestein's leniency with Dr. Venture wanting justice for the Pteranodon killed earlier. The most concerning act was the fact that Hank, who, after eating a massive amount of coffee beans, has deliriously modeled himself after Batman, had been surprisingly successful in attacking Venturestein's army while out on patrol. Venturestein's army soon rebelled due to no longer seeing Venturestein as a leader and had made a promise to killing Dr. Venture and Hatred, but only to be defeated by Hank. Venturestein later caught Hank stealing the J-pad and trying to get the keys to the cell, in which he then puts on his Batman mask and allowed Hank to go and free the human prisoners by giving him the keys to the cells, showing his sympathy to his "family".
Growth of Abomi-NationEdit
Much later, Venturestein arrived at the beach just as H.E.L.P.eR. and other science experiments who viewed his speech arrived on the island which stopped his comrades from killing the Ventures and Hatred. Venturestein was rejoiced to see several boatloads of other abominations who have answered his call heading toward the island calling it the new dawn that he had spoke of earlier. Marsha Backwood, a congresswoman who has come by helicopter to negotiate for Doctor Venture's release in a political ploy, arrived on the scene. Backwood accidentally blows herself up with the tablet, but Dr. Venture brought her back as a Venturestein. This act appears to aid Venturestein's cause considerably as Backwood is then seen testifying on the "Abomi-Nation's" behalf to the United Nations saying they are a proud and strong people.
Not much is known about venturestein's original personality as he never had any lines until he is revived. After his first revival Venturestein was hostile as he immediately attacked Dr.Venture upon seeing his new zombie face. Upon his second revival he is not very intelligent as he was only able to blurt a few words such as "Father, Prostitoos, Batman, etc". He was very scared seeing the man that killed him and stated "Brock bad" but at the end of the episode Brock having felt guilt over killing venturestein had arranged some time for the two find prostitutes causing Venturestein to get over his fear and proclaimed "Brock Good !!!".
After his time in the army Venturestein became more intelligent gaining higher speech, learning how to do the basic things such as saluting and killing. It was shown that Venturestein was deeply affected by the miltary orders to committ suicide if discovered by factory workers in South America as he saw many of his fellow zombie's die he could not go through with the order most likely foreshadowing his future actions.
Upon meeting and saving Jorge (a former factory worker), venturestein was taught in the tactics of Guerilla Warfare and this inspired him to leave the army and head to the Jungle and free all mistreated science experimentations in hopes of creating their very own society. Venturestein displayed real prowess as a leader as he led a band of zombies through the jungle and was able to recruit as many followers that made a force so strong that they were recognized as a threat. Venuturestein was very serious about his crusade in building what he called an "Abomi-Nation" and he showed no mercy to the scientists hurting his brethern and wanted his people to be allowed to live in peace in a place they made their home. Venturestein was very loyal to his people going as far broadcasting a message across the world and offering positions in his army to the science victims and referring to them as comrades and expressing concern when learning one of them had died.
Venturestein is also very loyal to his "family" as he did not hesitate to refer to Dr. Venture as "father" and immediately apologized for accidentally strangling him. His love for the scientist was shown when he refused to kill him despite one of his comrades dying and his army rebelling against his command. He also showed his compassion to Hank (or the bat at the time) by putting on his old batman mask and giving him a key to Venture and Hatred's cell.
- In A Very Venture Halloween one of the henchman zombies reanimated by The Brimstone Assembly appears to be missing the top of its head. He was likely the source of Venturestein's "African American" replacement head-top.