YMMV: The Punisher 2099
- Designated Evil: After Jake becomes director of SHIELD, he eventually employs technology designed to track thoughts to detect malicious intent, so they can stop crimes before they happened. This is treated as a sign of how far Jake has gone over the edge, and it is the kind of thing you'd see in a lot of dystopia fiction. The problem is, the only times we see it being used are on people who were very clearly about to commit murder. Instead of coming off as a horrible device that will cause people to be arrested for having nasty thoughts, it instead comes off as an effective way to prevent serious crimes.
- So Bad, It's Good: They combined The Punisher with Judge Dredd and made it as over-the-top gritty as possible.