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->''"Who are you? You're no strolling citizen packing that hardware...."''
->''"I'm the Punisher... and you're '''deadware!'''"''
-->-- The first issue

The ''Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}'' take on ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'', that ran for 38 issues from 1993 to 1995.

When Jake Gallows' mother, brother and his sister-in-law were killed and the guy responsible got off easy, he decides take the law on his hands as the new Punisher. Since it is a [[CyberPunk dystopian future]], NinetiesAntiHero tropes are abound.

In 2004 a one-shot alternate version was published as part of ''Marvel Knights 2099'' which centers on Frank Castles's daughter Cossandra who has taken up his mantle as The Punisher. An alternate version of Jake himself is the catalyst of ''2009-2099: Timestorm''.

!!This comic has the examples of:

* AbortedArc: There were hints that Jake's vigilante actions were a case of SplitPersonalityTakeover early on, but that went nowhere.
* AccompliceByInaction: The villain Public Enemy targets exclusively people who just stand by and do nothing when crimes and such are happening.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: At first, Jake's killing murderous scum in reaction to his Mom and sister being murdered by crooks who got away with it. At the end of the series, sponsored by a new regime, he's gone around the bend. Among many things, the age at which someone can be tried as an adult is now in the single digits and pretty much everything is a crime punishable by whatever the hell he wants it to be (and brain scanners are used to cover [[{{Thoughtcrime}} bad thoughts]]). At one point, he expresses the desire that [[ConsentingAdults consensual adult sex]] should be punished.
* AscendedFanboy: Jake was obsessed with Frank Castle's war journal even before he became his successor.
* BadassBoast:
** Jake gives one when facing down against the new Aesir:
-->(immediately after [[KillItWithFire crispifying two of the Aesir with a Plasma Cannon]]) "When you're a god, you have no one to pray to."
** He gives out another one when he dives after a criminal who has a jetpack:
-->"I don't need a jetpack... All I need is ''[[ThePowerOfHate hate]]''!"
* BatterUp: Jake's signature melee weapon was the Power Bat, a club with an adjustable hardness setting ranging from "rubber" to "titanium"; he never uses the lower settings.
* DeaderThanDead: One story had Jake killing one perp's ''very soul'' with a MagicalParticleAccelerator so he wouldn't turn into a god upon normal death.
* DependingOnTheArtist: The design of Jake's power bat varies slightly. At first it's drawn as having a small head with a single row of spikes running across it. A later artist drew it with a much larger head, with spikes covering the surface in no particular pattern.
* DistaffCounterpart: Vendetta, the "Lady Punisher".
* {{Expy}}: Jake Gallows seemed a bit similar to [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd an earlier character co-created by Pat Mills]] when he was introduced. When he was put in charge of the Punishment Police, this identification became certain.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: While not a direct use of this trope, it is subverted in one story. The Punisher runs across a female copycat vigilante of him, who prefers to kill crooks using painful methods and weapons. The Punisher looks down on her for this, saying that he prefers clean kills and doesn't take pleasure in killing. She sneers at him because he uses lasers. According to her, lasers burn into flesh and boil the blood. The wound always go septic and the nerves rarely regrow. They may look nice in the "Holo-dramas", but they're just as nasty as what she uses.
* FightingFingerprint: Jake is fighting a supervillain villain named Hotwire, who can digitize himself to interact with electronic systems. Jake performs a PunchCatch on him, which he counters by turning his arm and ramming his elbow into Jake's face. Jake is shocked because it's a move he made up himself and there's only one other person he taught it too--his son, Dean Gallows.
* FreudianExcuse: Kron Stone claims his family never loved him, leaving a robot to care for him but never bothering to program it, causing it to default to veterinarian mode.
--> '''Kron:''' Do you know what it's like to be fitted with a collar, live in a kennel, and be fed on dog meat?!
--> '''Jake:''' No, but I know what it's like to have your family butchered by a crazy with a sob story.
* HandCannon: Jake's main firearm is the circa-2015 manufactured Smith & Wesson .54 Magnum full-automatic [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]]. It's belt-fed and can fire 6 rounds a second.
* HookHand: Multi-Fractor's (a.k.a. Jigsaw 2099) cybernetic right arm ends on a huge hook.
* TheJailer: The Punisher didn't kill all criminals he came in conatct with, he locked some of them in his self-made jail.
* LawEnforcementInc: Public Eye, Jake's civilian identity's workplace.
* MeaningfulName: Real name of The Punisher 2099 is Jake ''Gallows''.
* MirroredConfrontationShot: The cover of [[http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090216151709/marveldatabase/images/thumb/1/13/Comic-punisher2099-22.jpg/308px-Comic-punisher2099-22.jpg issue 22]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Instead of outright killing Kron Stone, Jake severely wounded him, and threw him into a sewer... which happened to contain to the dormant ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote.
* RedRightHand: Fearmaster is a literal example; his right hand is a red, three-fingered stump that can transform any body part it touches into anything. [[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Unfortunately, said right hand]] [[WeaksauceWeakness works on him, too…]] ]]
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Subverted in the first issue. According to Public Eye, Jake once tracked down a techno-shaman who had encased himself in an impenetrable force field to protect himself. Jake figured out that it still had to be able to exchange heat through the field, and fried the guy inside the force field by showering it with hot plasma.
* SarcasticConfession: Public Eye's shrink Kerry strongly suspects that Jake Gallows is the Punisher (spoiler: he is) and barges into his home for a surprise visit/inspection/psych evaluation. When she starts questioning him, Jake confesses that he's the Punisher, and he has a bunch of criminals locked up in his basement, and he's just been down there beating one of them half to death for kicks. He even offers to show her the Punisher costume he keeps in the bedroom. Of course she brushes all this off as misplaced anger over the death of his family. Little did she know that [[RefugeInAudacity ''every word of it was true''.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: The reason Kron Stone got off so lightly after murdering Jake's family was because his father was the head of Alchemax, one of the [[MegaCorp Mega Corps]] that effectively ran the world.
* ShoutOut: For a while Jake had a motorcycle with an artificial intelligence, which also looked very similar to the bike of [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd a certain another officer of the law in a dark future]].
* StealthParody: Writers managed to sneak in several tongue-in-cheek stuff [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/Robos_A_Go_Go/PunishmentDay.jpg like this]].
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler: Fearmaster turns the Punisher’s girlfriend, Kerry, to glass. When Gallows grabs her, she then shatters completely.]]
* TakenForGranite: The Fearmaster had a whole collection of women turned to statues with his molecular engineering powers. Each of them is a different material, you know, so it doesn't get boring. Gold, diamond, that sort of thing. He calls it the "Endymion Room", after a poem by John Keats about eternal youth and beauty (more or less).
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Subverted. Kerry, an actual psychiatrist with Public Eye, deduces by the third issue that Gallows is a little ''too'' well-adjusted to his family's death. Her superiors (and Gallows, at first) simply brush her concerns off.
* {{Thoughtcrime}}: When the Punisher is made into leader of SHIELD, he has his men hunting anyone who displays criminal or otherwise negative thoughts.
* TitleByNumber: Like all the other books in the ''2099'' line.
* VillainProtagonist: Jake gradually turns into one by the end of the series.
* VirtualRealityInterrogation: Jake has captured Multi-Fractor, the underboss of his archnemesis Fearmaster. He puts him under a nasty look contraption with various blades in an attempt to pump him for more information on Fearmaster. After Jake gets what he wants, the machine disappears. It turns out that Jake was using his virtual reality room to interrogate Multi-Fractor.

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