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    Agent Orange (Bill Rawlins) 

William J. "Bill" Rawlins III

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"Men like me make the plans, men like you shed the blood."

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Paul Schulze

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

"I've watched friends die and I've left good men behind in shitty countries because that was the home they were born to. I don't know a single operative with any years under their belt who hasn't had to do something that gave them nightmares. But we endure those nightmares, embrace them even, so that the rest of America can sleep peacefully."

The CIA's Director Of Covert Affairs, involved in Frank's activities in Afghanistan.


  • Adaptational Job Change: He's a well-connected field officer in the comics, but in the show he's director of Covert Ops, and comes close to being Deputy Director.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: By comparison only. Both comic and show versions are amoral villains, but comic Rawlins was also sexist and racist.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Compaired to his roguish-looking comic incarnation who slept around with men and women, the show's Rawlins is very plain, balding and a little overweight. Instead of the badass-looking eyepatch of the comics, MCU Rawlins openly displays his injured eye.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, Rawlins was a deep-cover CIA operative with absolutely uncanny skill in intelligence work and utterly lethal when pressed; among his accomplishments were subverting a Middle Eastern terrorist cell to carry out a Suicide Attack on demand and killing a Spetznaz and a Russian Army general — at the same time — with nothing but a pocketknife. In comparison, "Agent Orange" is not only such an incompetent analyst he gets most of Frank's team killed by sending them into an ambush Frank saw coming just from pictures of the target, he's completely incapable of fighting anyone who's not restrained; after rescuing his team from the ambush, Frank is able to permanently blind him in one eye with a single telegraphed blow, and Frank ultimately kills him with his bare hands despite injuries received from several hours of torture by Rawlins.
  • Age Lift: He looks older than his comic counterpart.
  • Asshole Victim: Frank punches him in the face, leaving him permanently blind out of one eye, because he ordered Castle's unit to walk straight into an ambush because he didn't interpreted his intelligence correctly and refused to hear everybody else's warnings out of spite. When Frank finally gets his hands on him and tears him apart, everybody else is more sickened (or in the case of Russo, amused) at Frank's brutality than the fact Rawlins has died.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not as evident at first, since he acts (for the most part) calm and collected. But after his Villainous Breakdown, he promptly goes batshit lunatic, complete with maniacal cackling and Slasher Smile. Even before his Villainous Breakdown, he had a disturbing taste for Cold-Blooded Torture. This dude makes Benjamin Poindexter look sane and very fine in comparison!
  • Bald of Evil: A war criminal with a penchant for Cold-Blooded Torture who has a shiny dome.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate:
    • During the backstory he was this with Colonel Schoonover, as the leaders of Operation Cerberus, a death squad funded by trafficking heroin into the United States.
    • In The Punisher Season 1, along with Billy Russo. Rawlins is the one who originally set up the Blacksmith's heroin operation, using it to finance illegal CIA operations to eliminate threats to American interests (or people who got in their way; Rawlins doesn't really seem to see much of a difference between the two). Rawlins arrogance leads him to believe that he is the sole Big Bad who makes the plans and Russo is The Dragon who does the dirty work, but it's clear that Russo is an equal partner at this point.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Bugs Dinah's office to silence any leads she may find.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He treats the murder of Frank's family as just another thing he had to do to cover his ass.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Based on his character's uncharacteristic enthusiasm in the scene where Rawlins tortures Frank, Paul Schulze clearly got a kick out of being hammily evil.
  • CIA Evil, FBI Good: Rawlins participated in a variety of atrocious war crimes overseas, took part in the smuggling of heroin in the corpses of fallen soldiers and ordered the assassination of Frank and his family when he thought Frank was going to go public about them.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: A specialty of his and something he really enjoys.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Inverted. He has a codename he didn't have in the comics, "Agent Orange."
  • Composite Character: With Robert Bethell, another CIA officer from the MAX series who tried to forcibly recruit Frank to hunt terrorists as part of a deep-black program... financed by drugs smuggled in the body bags of dead servicemen. He was also utterly pathetic in combat and intel work. The "Agent Orange" alias comes from the codename of two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
    • In truth, this version of Rawlins is all but identical to Bethell; he's behind a drug-smuggling through dead servicemen plot, and he's far less competent and lethal than Rawlins, who was a serious threat in three separate story arcs.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Frank's punishment, although well-deserved, is exceptionally brutal. First, he cuts into his side using the same knife he had just used to stab Frank, then he follows it up by stabbing him in the chest thirteen times in quick succession, twisting the knife high up, slashing across his throat, and before he bleeds out, repeatedly punching him in the face before finally finishing him off by gouging his eyes out with his thumbs.
  • Dirty Coward: Russo comments to Rawlins about this at one point, noting Frank goes berserk on him he notes that Rawlins had the same fear that his torture victims had, and that the "only reason that you ever wanted Frank dead was so that you could pretend that he never made you feel like a man about to die".
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • Russo suggests the entire reason Rawlins targeted Frank and his family is revenge for Frank giving him his milky eye and making him feel genuine fear for his life.
    • Then there's the fact that he ordered the massacre in Central Park, which resulted in the murder of several people, children included... all for his hatred towards Frank Castle.
  • Eye Scream: He lost the sight in his left eye when a pissed off Frank punched him after the ambush. Rawlins later lies about how he got his injury, saying that he was "wounded in the line of duty", receiving a medal for it. Later on, Rawlins meets his end by Frank gouging his eyes out.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can pretend to be a polite, humble patriot as a cover for the selfish, egotistical monster he is.
  • For the Evulz: He is determined to make sure that Frank has an utterly agonizing demise rather than a quick death. He also makes sure to wear weighted gloves during his torture sessions to make his blows hurt more.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: To the Punisher arc in Daredevil Season 2, as he targeted Frank Castle in an attempt to kill him, believing that he was the one who leaked the murder of Zubair to Micro and he was also part of Schoonover's heroin operation.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a permanent dent in his face below his injured left eye from where Frank punched him.
  • Hate Sink: He seems to have been written to be as loathsome as possible.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He gives Frank a shot of adrenaline to make sure he doesn't pass out and avoid being tortured. It ends up giving Frank the boost he needs to attack and brutally kill Rawlins.
  • Hypocrite: The man tries to make it look like everything he's done is for the sake of America's security. Emphasis on tries; it's completely blown away by his taking part in his own country's drug trade and doing so by desecrating the bodies of dead servicemen in what may be the most horrific way possible.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His speech to some CIA agent initiates is pretty much that not only is he a living example of the "evil CIA Agent" archetype, but he's proud of being so because protecting America requires the occasional hard decision and he expects them all to become this as well and use this mentality to stave off the nightmares.
  • In Name Only: Played with. There were a few characters in the comics with the codename of Agent Orange; a telepathic S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who specialized in Mind Manipulation, a pyrokinetic Avengers, and a Powered Armor user. In the show, the name is likely inspired by the source of the name of those characters; a chemical herbicide used by the US military during the Vietnam War, infamous for its effect on both local population and US servicemen.
  • It's All About Me: His career and reputation.
  • Jerkass: In addition to being a murderous scumbag, Rawlins treats everyone he sees as beneath him, which is pretty much anyone he meets, with disdain as though they're barely deserving to share his air.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: He went to Yale, then attended Harvard Business School.
  • Karmic Death: He gets done in by the guy whose family he had murdered and, in his final moments, he goes from a smug, confident man in charge to a desperate, panicking mess who is completely helpless against Frank.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Fitting as he led the Cerberus Squad, but every time he shows up in the show, Rawlins is a dangerous and unhinged opponent that rivals how Frank was on Daredevil Season 2, and is easily one of the more frightening villains of the MCU Netflix serieses, right up there with Kilgrave and Salinger.
  • Lack of Empathy: Rawlins shows little concern for the soldiers under his command, at one point writing off Frank's (accurate) suspicions that their mission is an ambush. When the traumatized and wounded survivors return, Rawlins only looks at them with a bored expression and asks if they neutralized their target. When he sends some of Russo's operatives after Gunner and Frank in the forest, he watches through their helmet-cams and shows no emotion when they're picked off, only switching feeds to still living soldiers.
    • He's so uncaring towards others that he seems to forget that people can have unselfish motivations; when James agrees with his idea to pin all the blame on Russo for the sake of the agency and America's international standing, but demands that he retire immediately afterwards, he replies "But that hardly motivates me to make this go away", sounding honestly confused. Since he's talking to someone who genuinely has a Necessarily Evil I Did What I Had to Do mentality, as opposed to using it as a flimsy justification for her own self-interest, this response just provokes her to promise that if he refuses she'll have him arrested, her own career be damned.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He claimed he lost the sight in his eye in the line of duty rather than due to Frank hitting him for his stupidity. In general, he's also pretty big on making himself out to be a brave CIA veteran rather than the coward he is.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His "Agent Orange" codename, which is named after the infamous chemical used for herbicidal warfare by the United States during the Vietnam War, which has caused severe health problems in millions of individuals over the course of decades.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If he fulfilled Russo's promise of giving Frank a quick death and hadn’t called Russo as nothing more than a goon, then he wouldn’t have died.
  • Never My Fault: He blames Frank for losing his career and not his own corrupt actions.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He's one half of the first season's Big Bad Duumvirate but unlike the other half, Rawlins only relies on his "grunts" to handle the field work. The only time he gets his hands dirty is when it's time to torture prisoners, which he takes disturbing enjoyment in.
  • Not So Stoic: He tortures and reacts to an assassination attempt with a really composed manner except when he sees Frank, as Frank is the one that gave him his milky eye.
  • Race Lift: He was half-Egyptian in the comic, enabling him to pass as a native when he worked in the middle east. In the show, he's caucasian.
  • Red Right Hand: If it wasn't for his injured eye, he'd pass as an example of They Look Just Like Everyone Else!.
  • Rich Bitch: Because Upper-Class Twit doesn't cover how much of a jerk he is, and he come from a wealthy background, bordering on Aristocrats Are Evil.
  • Sadist: He takes disturbing pleasure in torturing people.
  • Sex Is Violence: Russo accuses him of actually getting off on beating prisoners with his bare hands. At first it just seems like an insult, but when Rawlins is torturing Frank later on, he does seem to be deriving way too much pleasure from it.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: His links to the CIA, Homeland Security, and others let him set up Schoonover's heroin operations, to the point that the authorities could not only not stop them, they didn't even know about them. Even working outside the law made little impact; not only were Daredevil and the Punisher barely able to make a dent in the operation, but not even Madame Gao, one of the founders of the Hand, could do much to rival their operation.note 
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He comes from very old Virginia money.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's really high up on himself and imagines himself as being much smarter and more impressive than he really is, treating everyone else as being worthless in comparison.
  • Smug Snake: He is a true-blue scumbag that cares nothing about the opinions of other people even if hearing them could prevent deaths, especially not from 'grunts', as he believes that he himself is far above them and sees soldiers as nothing more than weapons to point and dispose of once used (even saying as much to their faces multiple times). Russo also at one point gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech where he says that Rawlins seemed to get borderline sexual pleasure out of the torturing he did as part of Task Force Cerberus, but when Frank attacked him and he had to confront his own mortality, he was just as afraid of dying as those he tortured. Its shown during his torture sessions with Frank later that, while he's a sadist who loves dealing out damage and pain, he can not take any himself as, whenever Frank gets just a little bit free, he turns into a screaming, begging mess, powerless to stop him.
  • The Sociopath: One of the biggest examples in the MCU, right up there with Kilgrave and Salinger. He absolutely lacks empathy, morals or remorse and delights in torturing and killing his victims.
  • Torture Technician: A very good one, his preferred method being simple fists.
  • Too Dumb to Live: To an almost suicidal degree, it's a miracle that he even became a CIA agent to begin with. While he probably couldn't predict the incident involving his eye, there is no excuse for insulting Russo to his face and calling him a grunt right when they have Frank at their mercy. Even if Russo didn't unleash Frank on him (Which to be fair to Rawlins, likely wouldn't of given Frank adrenaline if he knew the restraints had been cut), Russo is still a highly unhinged and homicidal marine who could of easily taken down Rawlins himself if he really wanted to, so this is already a dumb move on Rawlins' part. Nevermind the fact that Russo was actually doing him a very generous favour that would of benefited both of them note , so Rawlins was not only ungrateful, but he's not even pragmatic.
  • The Unfettered: There don't seem to be any limits to how low Rawlins will sink to get what he wants.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Deputy Director Marion James learns about his illegal operations, she informs him that his name will be kept out of official inquiry, and Schoonover and Russo will take the blame for the deaths that happened, but Rawlins will be forced to retire. And then James warns him that if he doesn't go along with this, she will turn him over to Homeland Security herself. Having lost his entire career, Rawlins also loses all traces of sanity, and settles for just gaining petty revenge against Frank for taking his eye.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: As far as the CIA is concerned, Rawlins is a respected operative with years of experience and a highly respectable family name. No one suspects what a corrupt, sadistic and treacherous scumbag he is.
  • Weapon of Choice: Frank notes that he always uses sap gloves when pummeling prisoners.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He has Russo kill Colonel Bennett once his usefulness as bait has come to an end, as well as a prostitute he was using as a spy to alert him of Frank's presence. He later plans on throwing Russo under the bus to save his career.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Rawlins was the one behind the deaths of Frank's wife and two children, and he later kidnaps and threatens to kill Micro's son.

    The Blacksmith (Colonel Schoonover) 

Colonel Ray Schoonover / The Blacksmith

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"Alright, they call you the Punisher. Prove it; prove you don't need me anymore."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Clancy Brown

Appearances: Daredevil (2015) | The Punisher (2017)

"This is who we are now. This is Operation Cerberus and you are my dogs of war. The enemy operates without regard to honor or rules. So neither will we. Our mission is simple. We capture, interrogate and execute high-value targets."

A member of the United States Marine Corps who was Frank Castle's commanding officer, whom he deeply respected for his determination and loyalty in the battlefield.


  • Ascended Extra: His counterpart in the comic books was a one-shot villain unconnected to the massacre of the Castle family.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He lost his right arm after leading his men into an ambush that Frank had to save them from, due to him and Rawlins disregarding Frank's protests.
  • ...And That Little Girl Was Me: Throughout his testimony, he makes reference to an idiotic commanding officer who foolishly endangered his men. When Reyes questions how he could know such details without being there, he comments that he was the idiotic commanding officer.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside William Rawlins, aka Agent Orange, he was one of the leaders of Operation Cerberus, a death squad funded by trafficking heroin into the United States.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With the Hand in Daredevil Season 2, though the Blacksmith plays a fairly passive role compared to them. Its Frank's search for him to avenge his family that drives the plot.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He is the only person Karen can find who has nice things to say about Frank Castle during the trial. Then it turns out that he was the one responsible for the death of Frank's family.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he meets his end at Frank's hands.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Inverted. In the comics he doesn't go by the Blacksmith alias.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's seemingly a deep-voiced war veteran who takes responsibility for his past mistakes and is the only person to have something nice to say about Frank.
  • Defiant to the End: Spends his last seconds mocking Frank and daring him to kill him.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: After being Frank's commanding officer, he's one of the players who ordered the death of his family.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Stick. Both are mentors to seasoned killers (Frank and Elektra), both get killed by said apprentice, and both have mutilated right arms (right arm for Schoonover, right hand for Stick).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: A given with Clancy Brown; he has a deep gravely voice.
  • A Father to His Men: After Karen realizes Schoonover is the Blacksmith, he says he is very upset that Frank killed one of his loyal soldiers. One of his underlings, Gosnell, served under him during the war and had such fierce Undying Loyalty for Schoonover that he requested to serve him again as enforcer for his drug trade.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When Karen meets him at his house for a chat, he is very warm and courteous. It glides down after Karen notices a photo of Schoonover posing with a soldier she recognizes as one of the bodies she saw getting zipped up at the docks, and realizes Schoonover is the Blacksmith that Frank is looking for.
  • Foreshadowing: Before the Punisher kills him, he alludes to Frank's actions in Kandahar being the reason his family died. In Frank's series, it's shown that in Khandahar, Frank and Schoonover were involved in an illegal wetworks program, Cerberus. After a firefight turned bad, Frank brutally punched out Agent Orange's left eye. So they ordered the death of Frank and his family to keep him quiet about the illegality of Cerberus, as well as Rawlins wanting revenge for being at someone else's mercy.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: Before turning to crime, Schoonover was a decorated Marine colonel and Frank Castle's commanding officer. The whole time, he was also illegally smuggling heroin into the United States.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He doesn't actively drive the plot for most of the season, but he was indirectly responsible for the death of Frank's family, making him the very reason the Punisher exists to begin with.
  • Hidden Villain: The Blacksmith's identity is kept in the dark for the majority of the season, until it's discovered by accident by Karen Page, and in the same episode he meets his demise.
  • In Name Only: There is a character who goes by the name "Blacksmith" in Marvel comics, but he's an alien with no relation to the MCU version whatsoever.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: He is about to call Frank a "stupid son of a bitch", but Frank shoots him in the head.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Despite Schoonover being responsible for killing Frank's family, it's actually rejoicing to see Samantha Reyes getting hailed by gunfire from the window in her office even though it was actually meant to frame Frank, but seeing how she had a hands in being responsible for the deaths of innocent people as well as Frank Castle's family when she botches the sting operation, it's actually no surprise that she had it coming for awhile. Karma's utterly a bitch when she never really owns up to her mistake when she tried to have Castle killed or put in prison to keep her own dirty secrets buried.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He implies this was the reason he walked his men into an ambush, rather than admit he was forced into it by Rawlins. He was just lying to cover the wetwork his squad was doing.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: He is a retired US Marine colonel with no qualms about murder. The same counts for his men.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Considering the fact that Frank saved the lives of his men, and himself, when Rawlins' disregard for Frank's concerns almost got them all killed - and cost Schoonover his right arm - and he not only caused the deaths of Frank's family and proceeded to mock him when cornered he definitely counts.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He holds Karen at gunpoint once she realizes he's the Blacksmith and makes her drive away in her car. Until Frank suddenly shows up and crashes a truck into the car.

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    Gosnell 

Gosnell

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Nicholas Tucci

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

"After a war, some men turn their backs on you, they want to forget, not Gosnell, no. Took the worst part of an IED on a recon, left half his face on a dirt road, spent the better part of a year in hospital. That kid never gave up, never gave in."
Ray Schoonover

A former member of the United States Marine Corps who is now an enforcer for Colonel Schoonover, AKA the Blacksmith.


  • Adaptation Name Change: He's pretty much the comic villain Sniper in all but name (Gosnell instead of Rich van Burian).
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Karen sees his corpse being zipped up in a body bag after the Blacksmith's boat is blown up. Later, while interviewing Colonel Schoonover, she sees a wounded Gosnell posing with Schoonover in a photograph and realizes that Schoonover is the Blacksmith.
  • The Dragon: He leads the team of men sent by the Blacksmith to kill Frank Castle.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: From a marine fighting in Iraq to a drug dealer and criminal enforcer in his home country.
  • Kill It with Fire: He's killed in an explosion after falling into Frank's trap.
  • Semper Fi: He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in the same unit as Frank Castle.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: He's a retired Marine with no qualms about murdering a former member of his unit.
  • Two-Faced: A villain that got half of his faced badly burned in an explosion.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite his injuries, he remained loyal towards his former commanding officer, which leads him to become his enforcer in his criminal organization.

    Chaney & Speed 

Chaney & Speed

Species: Human

Speed Portrayed By: Adam John Hart

Chaney Portrayed By: Michael Kenneth Carey

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

Two hitmen working for the Blacksmith.


  • Defiant to the End: Chaney tries defy Castle, but in the end he cracks and reveals the location of the drugs transport boat.
  • Diner Brawl: Frank lures them to the diner, unbeknownst to Karen. Once they enter, he savagely beats and kills them. Karen is horrified.
  • Facial Horror: The beating Frank gives Chaney after shooting him is pretty graphic, with broken bone sticking out of his cheek.
  • Foreshadowing: One of them shouts, "It's been a long time, hasn't it Frank?", the first hint that Castle knows the Blacksmith and his men.

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    Billy Russo 

    Colonel Bennett 

Colonel Morty Bennett

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Andrew Polk

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

The Colonel in charge of Fort Bryant, in on Rawlins, Russo, and Schoonover's criminal activities.


  • Bald of Evil: A balding man in league with a Government Conspiracy.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Bennett entertains every Saturday night at home like clockwork. When Frank finds Bennett, he's in the middle of being "punished" by a dominatrix. His preferences are subject to much mockery.
    Frank Castle: Well shit, Morty. Looks like I got here just in time.
  • The Coroner: Used to work in an army mortuary in Afghanistan.
  • Desecrating the Dead: He, Rawlins and Schoonover smuggled heroin by stuffing it inside the bodies of KIAs.
  • Dirty Coward: The reason Rawlins doesn't warn him that Frank is after him is because he has "the instincts of a rat and the courage of a rabbit." Judging from his reaction when Frank comes calling, it wasn't an inaccurate assessment. Of course, Bennett isn't too happy with Russo and Rawlins for keeping him in the dark.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: Courtesy of Russo, who kills him by stabbing him in the stomach several times. As well as the dominatrix who had been used by Russo as a spy.
  • Meaningful Name: He worked in the mortuary and his name "Mort" means "Death."
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Russo murders him on Rawlins's orders after Frank went after him and he's no longer useful as bait.

    Others 

Anvil Security

    Billy Russo 

    Isaac Lange 

Isaac Lange

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jordan Mahome

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A fellow member of Curtis Hoyle's support group who is recruited into Anvil.


  • Boom, Headshot!: Lewis shoots him through the door of his apartment.
  • Mauve Shirt: He gets a few appearances before he is killed off.
  • Mugged for Disguise: Lewis kills Isaac and steals his uniform so he can infiltrate the hotel for his assassination attempt on Karen Page and Senator Ori.
  • Private Military Contractors: Recruited into Anvil by Billy Russo, though not used for any dirty business.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike the other Anvil mercenaries, he never gets involved in any criminal or unethical activity. He's listed in this page only because of his affiliation with Anvil.

    Jack 

Jack

Species: Human

Portrayed by: René Ifrah

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

The leader of a team of Anvil mercenaries sent to kidnap Micro's family.


Former Anvil personnel

    In General 

A group of former Anvil mercenaries and fugitives, recruited to capture and eliminate Frank.

  • Private Military Contractors: They used to be until they were shown shooting civilians.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: In-universe, they were fired from Anvil and became fugitives wanted for murder after the appearance of YouTube footage of them shooting unarmed civilians in Iraq in the course of providing diplomatic security for the State Department surfaced.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: It's the discovery of their connections to Anvil that lead to Dinah learning of Russo's betrayal.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Former soldiers with no remorse over having murdered innocent civilians.

    Thomas Weems 

Thomas Weems

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Graham Wolfe

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)


  • Boom, Headshot!: Weems is wounded by Dinah and Sam trying to escape. Russo finishes him off by headshotting him with a pistol.
  • He Knows Too Much: Russo executes him to keep him from being put into custody and interrogated and possibly selling Russo out.

    Spencer Geiger 

Spencer Geiger

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Quincy Chad

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)


  • Scary Black Man: He's an African-American mercenary responsible for the deaths of civilians showing no signs of remorse over his actions.
  • Token Black: He's the only black man among the team assembled by Russo for the SWAT team ambush, and the only one in Anvil besides Issac Lange.

    Jim Pruitt 

Jim Pruitt

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Patrick Michael Walsh Jr.

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)


  • Beard of Evil: An unrepentant murderer of civilians with a big bushy beard.

    Mike Bashille 

Mike Bashille

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Kage Yami

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)


Department of Homeland Security

For other DHS agents check out MCU: United States Government page.

    Carson Wolf 

Special Agent in Charge Carson Wolf

Species: Human

Portrayed by: C. Thomas Howell

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security's New York City field office.


  • Asshole Victim: No one sheds a tear when Frank kills him. Even Dinah and Sam seem more curious about who killed him rather than the fact that he died at all.
  • Beard of Evil: Wolf has a goatee and he's pretty much a glorified hitman disguised as a Homeland agent for a Government Conspiracy.
  • Dirty Cop: Rawlins and Russo paid him to murder David. He later coerced Mitchell Ellison into burying the story about David, and he was one of those who planned out the Central Park deal that ultimately killed Frank Castle's family.
  • Evil Old Folks: Wolf appears to be in his 50s or 60s, but still proves himself to be a tough opponent for Frank.
  • Jerkass: Ignoring what he did to David and Frank (Especially what he says to the later), he's also just a jerk to both his coworkers and regular people. All these traits make it so you don't feel too bad for Wolf when Frank kills him off.
  • Neck Snap: Frank snaps his neck at the end of his torture session.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: One of his first actions onscreen is shutting down Dinah's investigation into her partner's death, and he also pressured Ellison to lock away the story he had on David. And unlike his much more reasonable and genuinely confused coworker Rafael, Wolf is just trying to cover his tracks and possesses no redeeming qualities.
  • Suspicious Spending: His house is rather luxurious even for a man of his position. After his death, Madani and Stein discover he had millions in offshore holdings.
  • Villainous Valor: Fights the younger and more skilled Frank, manages to resist torture, break free, and disarm Frank. When Frank reveals the gun is empty, Wolf's first reaction is to attempt to pistol whip Frank, before getting his neck broken.
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