History ComicBook / ThePunisher

10th Sep '16 12:22:07 AM Arawn999
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** When Frank walks in on Anti-Venom busting a Mexican crime syndicate in ''New Ways to Live'', they team up until he realizes Anti-Venom is his old adversary [[Comicbook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]]. Castle promptly shoots Anti-Venom -- who was in the process of thanking him -- [[ChunkySalsaRule point-blank in the face with a shotgun]], and when the last surviving thug takes the ex-drug addict Anti-Venom had been using as an informant hostage, Frank coldly states, "That's not a girl... [[ItIsDehumanizing it's]] a junkie" and takes aim, causing Anti-Venom to pull his head back together, ''severely'' pissed off, and smash Frank through a wall.

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** When Frank walks in on Anti-Venom busting a Mexican crime syndicate in ''New Ways to Live'', they team up until he realizes Anti-Venom is his old adversary [[Comicbook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]]. Castle promptly shoots Anti-Venom -- who was in the process of thanking him -- [[ChunkySalsaRule point-blank in the face with a shotgun]], and when the last surviving thug takes the ex-drug addict Anti-Venom had been using as an informant hostage, Frank coldly states, "That's not a girl... [[ItIsDehumanizing it's]] a junkie" and takes aim, causing Anti-Venom to [[HealingFactor pull his head back together, together]], ''severely'' pissed off, and smash Frank through a wall.wall. Frank reluctantly agrees to a truce, but spends the rest of the series trying to catch Eddie with his symbiote retracted, rebuking Eddie pointing out they're NotSoDifferent, and makes no secret of his intent to kill Eddie the moment he lets his guard down.



*** [[HilariousInHindsight And then]] Wolverine's BastardBastard son ComicBook/{{Daken}}, who killed Castle.

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*** ** [[HilariousInHindsight And then]] Wolverine's BastardBastard son ComicBook/{{Daken}}, who killed Castle.
4th Sep '16 11:40:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* GasStationOfDoom: Frank Castle runs into one in Louisiana, that's actually a front for an inbred CannibalClan.
30th Aug '16 6:42:20 AM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/ThePunisherPC The Punisher]]'' (1990) -- A TopdownVideo action game for computers.

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* ''[[VideoGame/ThePunisherPC The Punisher]]'' (1990) -- A TopdownVideo TopdownView action game for computers.
30th Aug '16 6:35:47 AM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/ThePunisherNES The Punisher]]'' (1990) -- A RailShooter for NES.
* ''[[VideoGame/ThePunisherPC The Punisher]]'' (1990) -- A TopdownVideo action game for computers.
28th Aug '16 10:41:36 AM erforce
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-->-[[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]], [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19589_the-6-most-unintentionally-hilarious-superhero-reinventions.html The 6 Most Hilarious Superhero Reinventions]]

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-->-[[Website/{{Cracked}} -->-- '''[[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]], com]]''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19589_the-6-most-unintentionally-hilarious-superhero-reinventions.html The 6 Most Hilarious Superhero Reinventions]]




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* ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' (2012-2014) -- The Punisher was one of the anti-heroes recruited by General Ross (aka ComicBook/RedHulk) for his version of the team.



* NonLethalWarfare: Generally averted; however, the Punisher has been known to carry less-lethal weapons around. In the earlier stories, he often used "Mercy Bullets" when teamed up with other superheroes so as not to violate their no-kill rules; with no explanation as to what they were. Modern stories will sometimes explicitly mention him using rubber bullets. He'll usually only use non-lethal weapons grudgingly. For instance, in the ''Omega Effect'' crossover with Spider-Man and Daredevil:
-->'''Punisher:''' We'll need forty minutes to prep the action.\\

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* NonLethalWarfare: NonLethalWarfare:
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Generally averted; however, the Punisher has been known to carry less-lethal weapons around. In the earlier stories, he often used "Mercy Bullets" when teamed up with other superheroes so as not to violate their no-kill rules; with no explanation as to what they were. Modern stories will sometimes explicitly mention him using rubber bullets. He'll usually only use non-lethal weapons grudgingly. For instance, in the ''Omega Effect'' crossover with Spider-Man and Daredevil:
-->'''Punisher:''' --->'''Punisher:''' We'll need forty minutes to prep the action.\\



* SinisterMinister: The Rev, a CaptainErsatz of Jim Jones, and one of the few villains to survive his initial run-in with Frank.

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* SinisterMinister: SinisterMinister:
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The Rev, a CaptainErsatz of Jim Jones, and one of the few villains to survive his initial run-in with Frank.



* TakeThat: [[http://www.slashfilm.com/fantastic-four-movie-cast-killed-comics/ Marvel NOW!'s Punisher #12]] opens up with CaptainErsatz versions of the cast of ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' being blown to smithereens. NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, of course, but the characters themselves weren't so lucky. Though the writer of the issue [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial denied actually killing the characters off, and claimed he was looking forward to the movie]].

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* TakeThat: [[http://www.slashfilm.com/fantastic-four-movie-cast-killed-comics/ Marvel NOW!'s Punisher #12]] NOW!'s]] ''The Punisher'' #12 opens up with CaptainErsatz versions of the cast of ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' being blown to smithereens. NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, of course, but the characters themselves weren't so lucky. Though the writer of the issue [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial denied actually killing the characters off, and claimed he was looking forward to the movie]].
27th Aug '16 8:20:02 AM SilentStranger
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* AuthorAppeal: Garth Ennis' run prior to the MAX series. His distaste for Catholicism is shown with the psycho priest, while his dislike for popular masked super heroes is shown in a fight with Frank vs. The Russian where ComicBook/SpiderMan steps in; all Spidey does is [[TheWorfEffect get the shit kicked out of him]] and act like a human shield for Frank.

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* AuthorAppeal: Garth Ennis' run prior to the MAX series. His distaste for Catholicism is shown with the psycho priest, while his dislike for popular masked super heroes is shown in a fight with Frank vs. The Russian where ComicBook/SpiderMan steps in; all Spidey does is [[TheWorfEffect get the shit kicked out of him]] and act like a human shield for Frank. Wolverine gets even worse treatment, as he's written like a goofy buffoon who Punisher unloads all manner of weaponry on since he'll just regenerate. Surprisingly, Daredevil of all people is given a good deal more respect.



** Punisher used an unconscious Spiderman as a shield while fighting the resurrected Russian. When Spidey came to, he had one hell of a headache.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Frank: (Looking down at a merc who'd just fallen into a pit full of sharpened stakes that Castle had dug for him) "Two through your chest. One through the groin, it looks like. You'll die if you don't get medical attention soon." Merc proceeds to tell Castle everything he wants to know. When he's finished, he asks weakly "...that medical attention...?" Frank: "''No.''"

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Frank: (Looking down at a merc who'd just fallen into a pit full of sharpened stakes that Castle had dug for him) "Two through your chest. One through the groin, it looks like. You'll die if you don't get medical attention soon." Merc proceeds to tell Castle everything he wants to know. When he's finished, he asks weakly "...that medical attention...?" Frank: "''No.''"''" Of course, said merc was already dying, even if Frank wanted to, he couldnt have saved him.



--> ''* after blasting Bushwacker through a wall* '' I don't smile much. Don't smile ever. But if I did, [[SlasherSmile this would be one.]]

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--> ''* after blasting Bushwacker through a wall* '' I don't smile much. Don't smile ever. But if I did, [[SlasherSmile this would be one.]]]] This was especially prevalent in Garth Ennis 2000 and 2001 runs on the title, which made it extremely funny when something truly bizarre happened, and Punisher only made a slight facial change in surprise, such as the return of the Russian, who was now packing Double G breasts, or the mobster who's killed by a giant squid in the New York Harbor.
27th Aug '16 7:53:22 AM Ma35tro
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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Chuck Dixon has stated he regrets not introducing one during his run, noting in hindsight that throwing flamboyant rogues at Frank and seeing if any of them would stick did not create a compelling conflict. Garth Ennis deconstructed and subverted this trope with the character of Martin Soap. The 2016 relaunch plays this trope straight with Agent Ortiz.
16th Aug '16 11:48:24 AM pepsimax
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** ''The Punisher'' (TBD)

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** ''The Punisher'' (TBD)
''Series/ThePunisher'' (2017)
13th Jul '16 12:39:39 AM Commander808-2
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* {{Badbutt}}: Any animated version of him will inevitably wind up as this, with the exception of ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'', which shows him killing a group of terrorists and acting more like his comic book depiction.

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* {{Badbutt}}: Any animated version of him will inevitably wind up as this, with the exception of ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'', which shows him killing a group of terrorists and acting more like his comic book depiction.this.
10th Jul '16 1:40:11 AM StarTreker
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*** Actually, Castiglione was established as his birth name in the first comic that his name was mentioned in at all. It was said that his parents changed it from Castiglione to Castle when he was six years old. It's not uncommon for imigrants to Americanize their surnames so maybe it was just to give some extra backstory originaly.
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