History Comicbook / ThePunisher

16th Mar '18 7:50:36 PM jormis29
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When his film rights reverted back to Marvel in the early 2010s, many wondered if The Punisher ever officially join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Outside of a reference in the Film/{{Marvel One Shot|s}} ''All Hall the King'', there weren't any immediate plans to reintroduce the character. In June 2015, it was announced that The Punisher would make his MCU debut during the second season of ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'', played by Creator/JonBernthal. After months of speculation following the release of ''Daredevil'', it was later confirmed that The Punisher would later spinoff into his own series.

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When his film rights reverted back to Marvel in the early 2010s, many wondered if The Punisher ever officially join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Outside of a reference in the Film/{{Marvel One Shot|s}} ''All Hall the King'', ''Film/AllHailTheKing'', there weren't any immediate plans to reintroduce the character. In June 2015, it was announced that The Punisher would make his MCU debut during the second season of ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'', played by Creator/JonBernthal. After months of speculation following the release of ''Daredevil'', it was later confirmed that The Punisher would later spinoff into his own series.
4th Mar '18 2:32:26 AM Chabal2
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* IrishExplosivesExpert: The "Kitchen Irish" arc has one ... though his face is mangled from a bomb that blew up in his face, so either he had a bad day or the "Expert" part of the trope name doesn't quite fit. To be fair, homemade explosives are volatile at the best of times, and being an expert wont keep them from backfiring on you.

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* IrishExplosivesExpert: The "Kitchen Irish" arc has one ... though his face is mangled from a bomb that blew up in his face, so either he had a bad day or the "Expert" part of the trope name doesn't quite fit. To be fair, homemade explosives are volatile at the best of times, and being an expert wont won't keep them from backfiring on you.


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* JobMindsetInertia:
** One story has Frank go undercover as Santa Claus in an orphanage. To set up a booby trap, he tells the kids to make snowmen, but ends up barking out orders as if he was still in the armed forces, telling the kids the exact height and spacing to give the snowmen so the grenades will be more effective.
** In a broader sense, Frank's consistent edge on the mobsters is that he still thinks like a soldier, whereas the mobsters are rarely used to facing anything tougher than another gang.
24th Feb '18 2:55:51 PM bulmabriefs144
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* DoomedFellowPrisoner: Inverted. Anyone who winds up in a cell with him tends to wind up dead.
9th Feb '18 6:25:44 AM Chabal2
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* ContemptCrossfire: Frank often ends up creating these (with himself as the extremist regarding bringing criminals to justice) when another superhero (usually Daredevil or Spiderman who just want the criminals arrested) tries to prevent him from killing a criminal. [[UngratefulBastard Said criminal usually ends up shooting at both of them, even knowing going with the super means he'll live, albeit in prison]].



* DecapitationStrike: The Punisher often pulls these off, as disorganized crime is easier to deal with.

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* DecapitationStrike: The Punisher often pulls these off, as disorganized crime is easier to deal with. Averted where the Kingpin is involved, the usual justification being that taking him out will cause gang wars that ''will'' hurt civilians.
4th Feb '18 4:02:12 PM Cortez
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** Most notably, the Kingpin. The biggest gang boss in New York, but it's been explained that Frank can't kill him because if he does, New York will be devastated by gangs trying to take his place.[[note]]The Punisher's [[ComicBook/ThePunisherCircleOfBlood first miniseries]] actually had Frank claim to have killed Fisk, who was not in New York at the time. He spends the following issues trying to stop the resulting gang war from spiraling out of control.[[/note]] Also Jigsaw, who Frank has let live numerous times [[spoiler:except in [[Film/PunisherWarZone the 2008 movie]], where Frank impales him with a metal rod, then pushes him onto a large torch]]. [[spoiler: Frank finally kills Kingpin, along with Bullseye, Green Goblin, and several other villains for real just before the Incursion that destroys Earth-616.]]

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** Most notably, the Kingpin. The biggest gang boss in New York, but it's been explained that Frank can't kill him because if he does, New York will be devastated by gangs trying to take his place.[[note]]The Punisher's [[ComicBook/ThePunisherCircleOfBlood first miniseries]] actually had Frank claim to have killed Fisk, who was not in New York at the time. He spends the following issues trying to stop the resulting gang war from spiraling out of control.[[/note]] Also Jigsaw, who Frank has let live numerous times [[spoiler:except in [[Film/PunisherWarZone the 2008 movie]], where Frank impales him with a metal rod, then pushes him onto a large torch]]. [[spoiler: Frank finally kills Kingpin, along with Bullseye, Green Goblin, and several other villains for real just before the Incursion that destroys Earth-616.Though this undone post Secret Wars, ultimately playing the trope straight. ]]
4th Feb '18 9:00:50 AM nombretomado
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* NewYorkCityCops: Whenever the NYPD show up, they are usually put into three groups; [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist honest cops who truly believe that the Punisher is a danger to society]], {{Dirty Cop}}s who end up becoming more victims of ThePunisher, or cops that secretly approve of the vigilante's activities and don't put that much effort into arresting him.
26th Jan '18 5:30:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FalseReassurance: If you're a criminal and The Punisher promises you something like "''scratching your name from his list''"... you better talk anyway, even if you are sufficiently GenreSavvy to recognize what that means, as being shot right after giving him the necessary information is still preferable to his [[ColdBloodedTorture other methods]] [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique of loosening tongues]]. Frank might feel generous if you're a random thief or dealer, but if you're a killer, you're basically already dead.

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* FalseReassurance: If you're a criminal and The Punisher promises you something like "''scratching your name from his list''"... you better talk anyway, even if you are sufficiently GenreSavvy to recognize what that means, as being shot right after giving him the necessary information is still preferable to his [[ColdBloodedTorture other methods]] [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique of loosening tongues]]. Frank might feel generous if you're a random thief or dealer, but if you're a killer, you're basically already dead.



* GenreSavvy: Frank always knows when he is being manipulated or played and ''always'' refuses to play along.
10th Jan '18 12:34:29 PM Goukenimaru
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* PlotArmor: Once resisted Ghost Riderís Penance Stare, under the reasoning that Frank doesnít feel guilty about his innumerous murder cases, it was against unrepentant criminals and the like so for Frank it was justice at work, not a collection of sins; that contradicts many instances where the Penance Stare is said to work on absolutely any living being who has ever sinned, taking a life regardless of the motivations behind it, i.e: Galactus can be affected by the Penance Stare even if he is a natural force of the universe who doesnít consider his planet-sized killings as something evil.
1st Jan '18 1:08:02 PM Chabal2
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* BlackLikeMe: One arc has Frank go to a BackAlleyDoctor after Jigsaw slshes up Frank's face. The doc's treatment heals the scars but also turns Frank black, allowing him to fight alongside Luke Cage for a while.



* EatTheRich: Copycat vigilante Mr Payback, who targeted corrupt businessmen and other rich people who prey on the poor. A good deal more sympathetic than his fellow copycats The Holy and The Elite. However, he killed atleast four innocent people during his killing sprees, because, as Frank points out, he doesnt bother to actually PLAN anything, he just bursts in and goes nuts. As such, he's just as bad as the people he killed (not helped by him trying to justify himself that "losses has to be expected", something Elite and the Holy also tries).

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* EatTheRich: Copycat vigilante Mr Payback, who targeted corrupt businessmen and other rich people who prey on the poor. A good deal more sympathetic than his fellow copycats The Holy and The Elite. However, he killed atleast at least four innocent people during his killing sprees, because, as Frank points out, he doesnt doesn't bother to actually PLAN anything, he just bursts in and goes nuts. As such, he's just as bad as the people he killed (not helped by him trying to justify himself that "losses has to be expected", something Elite and the Holy also tries).try).



* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Frank went from being a marine in his back story to a VigilanteMan who serves as JudgeJuryAndExecutioner on other criminals. He's also encountered a number of criminals who were in the military before turning to organized crime.

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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Frank went from being a marine in his back story to a VigilanteMan who serves as JudgeJuryAndExecutioner on other criminals. He's also encountered a number of criminals who were in the military before turning to organized crime.crime (some of which even started dealing drugs while still in the armed forces).



* TheGreatestStyle: PlayedForLaughs in one story where a martial arts assassin is sent to take out the punisher. After commenting on how many styles the guy's mastered, Frank introduces him to one doesn't know: CarFu.

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* TheGreatestStyle: PlayedForLaughs in one story where a martial arts assassin is sent to take out the punisher.Punisher. After commenting on how many styles the guy's mastered, Frank introduces him to one doesn't know: CarFu.
19th Nov '17 2:55:58 AM LordGoatKing
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** Nick Fury is well aware of Frank's capabilities, and despite him having no superpowers, he states that Frank's training, fighting skills, use of weaponry, and ability to carefully plan his attacks make him the equal of many supers. He even goes so far as to tell his people that if they ever really needed to take out Doctor Doom, part of the plan would be to drop both the Hulk ''and'' the Punisher into Latveria and turn them loose. This actually makes very good sense, as Doom would likely focus all his efforts on the Hulk and not have the time to realize how much Frank was fucking things up under the radar or the resources to spare in order to deal with him.

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** Nick Fury is well aware of Frank's capabilities, and despite him having no superpowers, he states that Frank's training, fighting skills, use of weaponry, and ability to carefully plan his attacks make him the equal of many supers. He even goes so far as to tell his people that if they ever really needed to take out Doctor Doom, part of the plan would be to drop both the Hulk ''and'' the Punisher into Latveria and on opposite ends of Latveria, turn them loose.loose, and watch to see which one would reach the center of the nation (and Doom) first. This actually makes very good sense, as Doom would likely focus all his efforts on the Hulk and not have the time to realize how much Frank was fucking things up under the radar or the resources to spare in order to deal with him.
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