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Crime Syndicates

The Yangshi Gonshi

    In General 

The Yangshi Gonshi

Appearances: Iron Fist | Luke Cage (2016)

A crime syndicate formed by Chinesnie and Chinese-Americans.


  • An Axe to Grind: Similar to real-life Chinese criminal gangs, hatchets are their signature weapon.
  • Enemy Mine: They briefly ally with Danny Rand to carry out an attack against the Hand.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: They are also known as the "Hatchet Men" or the "Hatchet Gang".
  • Pragmatic Villainy: If someone is trying to attack them, there's always one to offer himself up to let the others live. When Harold visits them to kill the one who struck Joy, the guy who did it steps forward so Harold can split his head open. In the ninth episode of season 2, one of them directs Sherry and the others out of Baird and then fights Davos to give them time to flee, in spite of knowing he will die doing so.
  • Triads and Tongs: They are a Chinese crime syndicate.

    Hai-Qing Yang 

Hai-Qing Yang

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Henry Yuk

Appearances: Iron Fist | Luke Cage (2016)

The leader of the Yangshi Gonshi clan.


  • Affably Evil: Despite being a gangster, he can be fairly reasonable and respectful and only resorts to violence to protect his business interests.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: He's afraid to go after the Hand, knowing what they are capable of.
  • Bald of Evil: He's a crime lord with a balding head.
  • Enemy Mine: Danny and Colleen work with him to attack a Hand base and get Radovan, but are too late to save Radovan's life.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's a crime lord well over 70 years.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a nephew whose death in an armored car robbery that Danny thwarted is prompting him to go to war with the Golden Tigers. He also loves his wife Sherry, who takes over the crew after his death.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Davos kills him this way.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Gangster: When compared to the likes of the Hand, he comes off as far more civilized.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Mariah is pitching her sale to him, he comments about how he's old enough to remember Mama Mabel and Buggy Stokes and their insistent refusal to enter the drug game.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He appears in Iron Fist season 1 and Luke Cage season 2, and finally bites the dust after a couple episodes in Iron Fist season 2.

    Sherry Yang 

Sherry Yang

Portrayed by: Christine Toy Johnson

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

Hai-Qing Yang's wife, who later becomes matron of the Yangshi Gonshi after her husband's death.


  • Enemy Mine: The threat that Davos poses to them is how Sherry's able to get a peace talk with the Golden Tigers settled.
  • Lady of War: She leads the Hatchets and Tigers in the alliance against Davos.
  • Neighborhood-Friendly Gangsters: She does charity events for Chinatown.
  • The Queenpin: She becomes the sole leader of the Hatchet Men after the death of Hai-Qing.
  • You Are in Command Now: She takes over leadership over the Hatchet Men after the death of Hai-Qing

    Liu 

Liu

Portrayed by: Andrew Cao

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

Sherry Yang's security chief.


  • Blood Knight: He constantly argues to employ violence against any threat.
  • The Dragon: Fills this position to Sherry Yang, as her head of security and topmost enforcer.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: The camera cuts away and doesn't show the result of Davos driving the Iron Fist through his head.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears an elegant suit - which he takes off to fight Davos - and suspenders.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Sherry.
  • You Shall Not Pass!/Heroic Sacrifice: When Davos attacks the Bayard community center, he volunteers to make a stand against Davos alone.
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The Golden Tigers

    In General 

The Golden Tigers

Appearances: Iron Fist

Another Chinese crime organization.


  • Knife Nut: Just like the Yangshi Gonshi carry hatchets as their signature weapons, Golden Tigers employ knives
  • Mob War: They are involved in one with the Hatchet Men in the second season of Iron Fist. And this is not the first time its happened.
  • The Rival: They are rivals of the Hatchet Men for control of Chinatown.
  • Triads and Tongs: Like the Hatchet Gang, they are a Chinese and Chinese-American criminal organization.

    Ho 

Ho

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Marcus Ho

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

The leader of the Golden Tigers.


    Chen Wu 

Chen Wu

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Funan Chien

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

A member of the Golden Tigers.


  • Becoming the Mask: Chen Wu originally only sided with Davos to save his own ass, appeasing him in the hopes that it would spare him from his wrath. As the season progresses he comes to sincerely believe in Davos's cause and serves him out of ideological devotion.
  • Does Not Like Guns: Exclusively fights with hand-to-hand arts. After snatching Misty's gun from her hand mid-battle, he looks at it with disdain and tosses it away instead of using it against her.
  • The Dragon: He was one to Ho and ultimately becomes Davos' .
  • The Driver: After Davos recruits him, he functions as Davos' driver.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is vocally disturbed when Davos goes from killing Triads to offing a bunch of junkies.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one after he joins Davos's service. Before that he was simply wearing a simple patch of linen.
  • Eye Scream: Sherry Yang stabs him in the left eye with a pin to stop him from killing Colleen.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: The minute he sees Davos killing many Golden Tigers, including his boss, Chen Wu offers to aid him in his crusade to wipe out the Triads.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: Alluded to with Chen Wu's notebook. Davos assassinates anyone whose name is written down in the book, giving Chen Wu some form of control over who Davos targets and therefore a tremendous amount of power. He threatens to add Joy's name to the list when she crosses him.
  • Mercy Kill:Walker shoots him after he's heavily wounded by Ward, arguing he would have bled out before paramedics arrived anyway.
  • The Quisling: He allies himself with Davos to save his own skin, but ultimately becomes a true believer in his philosophy.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He constantly makes sarcastic comments to himself regarding Davos' uptight code.

    Frank Choi 

Frank Choi

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Les J.N. Mau

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

The owner of Frank Choi's Furniture and documents forger for the Golden Tigers.


  • The Ghost: For most of the second season of Iron Fist', which has Colleen looking into his whereabouts.
  • The Stool Pigeon: He's under the custody and protection of the FBI in exchange of information against the Golden Tigers.
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Rynho's Gang

    Ryhno 

Ryhno

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jason Lai

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

The leader of a teenage gang .


  • Big Bad Wannabe: Ryhno is constantly boasting of how he and his gang are gonna become top players in Chinatown. But in reality they are little more than hoodlums preying on those unable to fight back or scavenging whatever is left behind by the Hatchets and Tigers and are way over their head with regards to the Hatchets or the Tigers.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even though he has no problem with assaulting and stealing money from Henry Yip, he is genuinely shocked when Davos murders him.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam : Just when he realizes how messed up Davos truly is and decided to quit, he gets killed by Crank.
  • Slashed Throat : How Crank kills him.

    Crank 

Crank

Species: Human

Portrayed By:

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

A member of Ryhno's gang.


  • Mook Lieutenant: After killing Ryhno, he becomes the unofficial leader of the gang
  • The Starscream: He betrays and murders Ryhno when the latter decides to quit Davos' cult.

    BB 

BB

Species: Human

Portrayed By:

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

A member of Ryhno's gang.


  • Token Good Teammate: He's not the only one of Ryhno's gang who is reluctant to engage in violence but he's the most prominent one.

The Gnucci Crime Family

    In General 

The Gnucci Family

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

An Italian-American crime family and one of the major criminal societies based in New York City.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comic they did manage to put up a fight before being wiped out in a matter of minutes, in the series they lasted only a couple of seconds getting steamrolled by Frank. That being said, they were blindsided by Frank.
  • Den of Iniquity: They run periodical private poker games in which its members and associates.
  • The Mafia: They are an Italian-American crime family, and some of its members look like stereotypical mobsters.
  • Mugging the Monster: They fit the trope because the only gun during their poker games is the one with the guard outside the door.

    Tony Gnucci 

Tony Gnucci

Species: Human

Portrayed By: James J. Lorenzo

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A caporegime of the family.


  • Boom, Headshot!: How Frank Castle takes him out.
  • Villainous Valor: He remains cool as he and his colleagues are mugged because he notices they are amateurs, specially Donny, who drops his wallet in the course of the robbery

    Moose 

Moose

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Christopher R Ellis

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A member of the family.


  • Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Frank Castle.
  • The Brute: He's employed as a guard of the poker games due to his imposing size. Being a member of a crime family, it is obvious he can do some serious violence.
  • Meaningful Name: "Moose" is an stereotypical nickname for large sized men, particularly mobsters, in fiction.

The Blacksmith's Organization

The Rivals

    In General 

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

A now-defunct gang led by Shades, Comanche and Romeo - the father of Zip, who would grow up to become a gangster working for Cottonmouth and Diamondback.


  • Catchphrase:
    - Rivals?
    - We ain't got none.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics they had a bigger role. In the MCU they are just part of Shades' and Comanche's backstory
  • Gangbangers: They were a gang operating in New York.

    Shades 
See the Harlem's Paradise page

    Comanche 
See the Harlem's Paradise page

    Romeo 

Romeo

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016) (mentioned)

Zip's father. A member of the Rivals along with Shades and Comanche. Also an ally of Turk Barrett.


The Yardies

    In General 

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

A Jamaican-American gang based in Brooklyn, planning to expand into Harlem.


    Neville Barnwell 

Neville Barnwell

See the Harlem's Paradise page

    Nigel Garrison 

Nigel Garrison

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"Who you think you talking to? Me from the Rock too, y'know!"

Portrayed By: Macc Plaise

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

The head of the Yardies following the death of his brother Neville. He has a considerable turf that encompasses Crown Heights and Jamaica, Queens.


  • Decapitation Presentation: Nigel's head is placed in one of the satchels of money Bushmaster delivers to Shades.
  • Eye Scream: Bushmaster kills him by slicing across his eyes with a knife.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Inverted. He and Neville Barnwell are siblings despite their different surnames.
  • Threat Backfire: What gets him killed.
    Nigel Garrison: Who you think you talking to?! Me from the Rock too, y'know!
    Bushmaster: I AM the Rock. [attacks Nigel and his guards]
  • Trespassing to Talk: On the victim end of this from Bushmaster.
  • You Are in Command Now: Nigel took over from Neville Barnwell after his brother's death at Diamondback's hands.

Carbone Crime Family

    Rosalie Carbone 

Rosalie Carbone

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Annabella Sciorra

Appearances: Luke Cage | Daredevil

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"You don't know your price yet."

A criminal leader with an eye on Harlem and Hell's Kitchen.


  • Advertised Extra: She was announced early on for the second season of Luke Cage along with Bushmaster and Tilda Johnson, but she only appears in the last two episodes. Likewise, her role in the third season of Daredevil is also a very minor one.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, Rosalie Carbone was in her mid twenties. Here, she's in her late 50s.
  • Casting Gag: Guess Gloria Trillo moved out of Jersey to be become a crime boss elsewhere after being threatened and traumatized by Tony's goons.
  • Cultural Posturing: Engages in a skewed version of this in her first appearance, extolling the greater competence of the Italians for organized crime when compared to African Americans.
  • The Don: She is one of the most important and influential crimeladies in Manhattan.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She's set up for her role in Daredevil season 3 through her appearances in the last two episodes of Luke Cage season 2.
  • The Mafia: She's a mob boss of Italian origin.
  • Nerves of Steel:
    • She watches Luke Cage rip through her office and guards and never even flinches, despite watching Luke get brutal and knowing how easily he could do the same or worse to her. She stares him down and calls his bluff, getting Luke to make a deal with her instead.
    • When Fisk has Dex kill a mouthy boss at his forced meeting of crimelords he's extorting protection money from, Rosalie barely flinches, compliments Fisk on his ability to put on a show, and inquires on how to transfer money to him.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She has a very low opinion of African Americans' competency vis-à-vis organized crime, and no scruples about telling Mariah Dillard this to her face.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: After Mariah goes to jail and the Stokes empire starts to crumble Rosalie provides backing for Anibal Izqueda and the Puerto Rican mafia to assassinate Eric Hong and make a move on Harlem. She later becomes an associate of Fisk's empire when he gets out of prison.
  • The Queenpin: She's the boss of her own The Mafia crime family.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: In the comics, she's an enemy of Punisher. In the show, she's not involved with Frank in any form, instead getting tangled with Luke Cage, and Mariah Dillard, and, later, with Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk.
  • Villainous Crush: She wants to have coffee with Luke.
  • Villainous Legacy: Shades claims that her main motivation for making moves on Harlem is to accomplish the conquest of the area that her father attempted and failed to complete back in the day due to the opposition of Mama Mabel.
  • Woman Of Wealth And Taste: She is always dressed in fashionable clothes and lives in a massive loft full of exquisite artwork and so impeccably furnished that even Luke is impressed.

Colon Crime Ring

Leadership

    Domingo Colon 

Domingo Colon

See the Harlem's Paradise page

    Salvador Colon 

Salvador Colon

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Luke Cage

A leader of the Colon crime family during the time of Mama Mabel and Pistol Pete. Older brother of Domingo Colon


  • The Corrupter: He sought to get Pistol Pete and the Stokes into the drug business.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead by the first season of Luke Cage, with Domingo as his sole successor.

Members

    Ernesto & Ricardo 

Ernesto & Ricardo

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Roberto De Felice (Ernesto) & Edward Torres

Appearances: Luke Cage

Two Puerto Rican thugs working for Domingo Colon as his bodyguards.


  • Beard of Evil: Both are bearded criminals, with Ernesto having the thicker beard and Ricardo having a thinner and lighter one.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They are seen together all the time. They also both agree that Domingo must take out Diamondback to become the rulers of Harlem.

Korean Mob (Kkangpae)

    Peter Hong 

Peter Hong

See the Harlem's Paradise page

    Eric Hong 

Eric Hong

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Marcus Choi

Appearances: Luke Cage

A Korean mobster, brother of the late Peter Hong and an ally of Rosalie Carbone.


Puerto Rican Mob

    Anibal Izqueda 

Anibal Izqueda

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Louie Gasparro

Appearances: Luke Cage

A leader of the Puerto Rican mob.


Albanian Syndicate

    Vic Jusufi 

Vic Jusufi

Species: Human

Portrayed By: James Biberi

Appearances: Daredevil

The leader of the Albanian Syndicate, currently incarcerated at Ryker's Island.


  • Bald of Evil: He's bald mob boss.
  • Enemy Mine: Helps Matt escape the prison riot so he can help him take down Fisk.
  • The Leader: Of the Albanian Syndicate.
  • The Rival: One of Wilson Fisk's rival mob bosses.
  • Tattooed Crook: A criminal with a number of tattoos on his arms and chest.

    'Mother Theresa' 

"Mother Theresa"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ron Fehmiu

Appearances: Daredevil

A high-ranking member of the Albanian Syndicate, dubbed "Mother Theresa" by the FBI.


  • Bald of Evil: He's bald mob boss.
  • Hookers and Blow: One of his criminal enterprises is a whorehouse, which caters to a number of corrupt New York city officials.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: His name isn't mentioned in the episode, just the nickname given to him by the FBI.
  • Tattooed Crook: He sports a large tattoo of Mother Theresa on his back, hence his nickname.

Jewish-American Mafia

    Latimer Zyl 

Latimer Zyl

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Stephen Axelrod

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

The leader of the Jewish-American Mafia in New York.


  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Latimer Zyl in the mainstream comics.
  • Kosher Nostra: A Jewish-American mob boss. He even wears the trappings of the Haredi, a fundamentalist branch of modern Judaism.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: He's one of the mob bosses blackmailed by Fisk into his "protection tax" scheme.

Russian Mafia

For the Russian Mobsters that collaborate with Kingpin, see the Fisk Crime Ring article

    Kazan 

Kazan

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ilia Volok

Appearances: The Punisher

A member of the Russian Mafia with ties to Nikolai Poloznev.


  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's a criminal but is genuinely concerned about his nephew, Sergei.
  • He Knows Too Much: He gets killed by John Pilgrim because he knows the secret Anderson and Eliza Schultz are tryuing to keep hidden.
  • Large and in Charge: He leads a group fo Russian mobsters and is large sized and strong.
  • The Mafiya: A mobster of Russian origin.

    Sergei Konchevsky 

Sergei Konchevsky

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Alex Notkin

Appearances: The Punisher

A nephew of Kazan, also involved with the Bratva.


Jigsaw's Gang

    In General 

Jigsaw's Gang

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A bunch of US military veterans, who band together under the leadership of Billy Russo to become a powerful criminal gang.


  • Badass Crew: A bunch of ex-military guys with high-end weaponry. It's not surprise that they manage to quickly establish themselves in the New York underworld, and nobody except Frank Castle himself is much of a threat to them.
  • Band of Brothers: Due to their shared experiences both in war and in civilian life, they form a very strong bond, seeing each other as brothers.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: The crew is composed by veterans of many races.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: They are all disaffected veterans who have turned to crime as a reaction to being forgotten by their governmet despite their military service.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: At first they take to wearing Halloween latex masks and such during their robberies. Later on, they all take to wearing White Masks of Doom like Russo.
  • Replacement Goldfish: For Billy, they fill the emotional role fullfilled by Anvil, his defunct PCM, a private army/family under his command.
  • The Resenter: Many of them are resentful that they have been left out by society at large despite their service and believe they deserve better.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Some of them are members of Curtis' support group and have had trouble adjusting to civilian life away from war.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: They are military veterans with no qualms about injuring or killing civilians, even though they are the very people they were supposed to be protecting with their service.

    Billy Russo 

William "Billy" Russo

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"Who's pretty now?"
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"This face... has everything that I ever did wrong written all over it."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ben Barnes

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

"If you beat a dog long enough, it goes crazy. Doesn't matter how good it was before. After that happens, the dog that you knew is never coming back."

A former Marine lieutenant and best friend of Frank Castle who initially runs Anvil, a private military contractor firm.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: In his first appearances, the comic version of Jigsaw had to wear a neck brace. This is not the case with the show's version, although he conversely gets a lot more harm done to his psyche.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Billy's face as "Jigsaw" is nowhere near the horrific scarring of his comic counterpart, with his mask being more akin to that look. At most he has a few deep cuts on one side of his face, which have the overall effect of making him look intimidating, but not grotesque. This is explained In-Universe as the result of several reconstructive surgeries he underwent following his disfigurement at the Punisher's hands
  • Adaptational Badass: Billy is a former marine as opposed to starting out as a petty thug.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Billy is a mob hitman who abused his wife and son, and then gets even worse when Frank turns him into Jigsaw. In some incarnations, it's also Billy who set up the shootout that got Frank's family killed. Here he was part of Frank's Marine unit and he thought highly of their fraternity to the point he was treated like a Honorary Uncle by the Castles and had no part in the actual killing of Frank's family, and he even says that he felt sorry that it happened. That said, he knew of the upcoming massacre and deliberately kept his mouth shut for the sake of self-preservation and he's showcased to be pretty atrocious in other ways, like the manner he treats the mother that abandoned him. His differences are played up in Season 2 once he is scarred and goes by the name Jigsaw: genuinely Affably Evil and having a fondness of sorts for Frank, this version of Billy Russo is much nicer than the Ax-Crazy criminal he usually is, and even falls into Even Evil Has Standards on multiple occasions.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Billy Russo of the comics was a mob assassin with no connection to Frank outside of being hired to kill him after the massacre in Central Park. In the show, Billy and Frank have a shared background of serving together in the Special Forces.
  • Affably Evil: Billy is a rather unusual example of this trope as his politeness and affection for people are often completely genuine as is his code but none of them stop him from carrying out or going along with despicable actions for his own benefit, even against people whom he sincerely cares about such as Frank and his family.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He was a pretty sick bastard, but by the time he died he was alone, had nothing, lost most of his memories, and generally has little to no idea what he did to Frank way back when. It can be hard not to feel sorry for him when Frank kills him mid-sentence.
  • Ax-Crazy: While in Season 1 he was more stable but wasn't above brutally murdering someone in cold blood he somewhat changed in Season 2 where he's pretty much lost mind and becomes an unhinged psychopath that has taken his killing spree way to far.
  • Bad Boss: He kills Tom Weems, one of his own mercenaries, to keep him from getting arrested by Dinah Madani and risk getting exposed.
  • Beard of Evil: Sports a five o'clock shadow.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in the Season 1 finale when he is hideously scarred by the Punisher. Played straight in Season 2, where the scars aren't nearly as bad as the Season 1 finale would have had viewers believe, and he still looks very good, albeit intimidating, in spite of them.
  • Berserk Button: He takes pride in his good looks, and completely loses his cool in the fight with Frank the first time his face is seriously damaged. In fact, his rage over his face seems to be a major part of his beef with Frank in Season 2.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Of The Punisher Season 1, along with Agent William Rawlins of the CIA, as he helped Rawlins set up the Blacksmith's drug smuggling operation in Kandahar, and is working with Rawlins to help silence anyone who could expose their illegal and corrupt activities. Interestingly, Rawlins believes 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 it's a partnership.
  • Big Bad Friend: Russo really did consider Frank a friend, to the point where Frank's kids considered him their Honorary Uncle, but he did nothing to stop the assassination attempt on Frank's life which ended up killing Frank's entire family. He does claim to regret what happened, but that doesn't stop him from trying to kill Frank anyway for his own self-interest.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In the present day, his signature weapon is a retractable blade on his right arm.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Nearly always goes for a headshot to finish off his enemies. Not surprising, given that he's a former Scout Sniper.
  • Character Death: In season 2's finale, he gets in a brutal final fight against Madani, who shoots him three times, leaving him dying even with help from a Back-Alley Doctor. Cruel Mercy is not on Russo's side this time; when Frank tracks him down, the Punisher just guns him down for good so that the nightmare can be put to rest.
  • Cold Sniper: A former Scout Sniper with many confirmed kills.
  • Composite Character: Russo is a combination of the comics Billy Russo as well as Von Burian, a member of Frank's unit in Punisher War Journal: Sniper (the comics arc that most directly inspired the backstory for the show) that was close friends with Frank.
    • The red and blue details in his mask that evoke the USA flag are reminiscent on Nuke's facial tattoo, which also depicts the USA flag. Nitro, like Russo in the MCU, is a black ops operative.
  • Cop Killer: He kills Sam as well as numerous other DHS agents in the shootout that follows Madani's attempt to smoke him out.
  • Cruel Mercy:
    • His mother was abusive and neglectful before she finally decided to give him up for adoption. Now that she's sickly and bedridden, he keeps her alive but constantly sedated in a hospital as a way to exert control over her.
    • At the end of Season One, rather than simply killing him, Frank decides to hand him over to the government after severely mutilating him so that he has to live with the pain.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Abandoned by his mother before the age of 10. Placed in a group home where he was attacked by a child molester. With a childhood like that, it's no wonder he has so many issues.
  • Darker and Edgier: After being scarred, he doesn't look nearly as bad as his other interpretations, but its obvious he tangled with something bad. With his mask on, he's hanging out in the uncanny valley. With the mask off, his appearance isn’t “over the top” or hammy. Rather than seeing a comic book villain, you’re seeing a deeply disturbed individual, with intimidating scars, who is getting progressively worse.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: This version of Jigsaw got brain damage from his mutilation, giving him amnesia.
  • Dragon Ascendant: In the first season's penultimate episode, Rawlins tries to kill a subdued Frank for ruining his career. But since Billy had promised Frank just moments ago he'd kill him himself, Billy lets Frank loose on the man and becomes the primary antagonist for the final episode.
  • Dual Wielding: In his final fight with Frank, he uses both is Blade Below the Shoulder and Frank's own knife against him.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Served together with Frank in the same Marine Force Recon company, then later, the same CIA-sanctioned Special Forces squad.
  • Enemy Mine: As effective as their alliance is, him and Rawlins are ultimately this as Russo actually dislikes him and disapproves of some of his actions, such as the assassination attempt on Frank that killed his family. The moment Rawlins insulted him is the moment where he finally loses his patience with him. Then Russo cuts off Frank's binds and then waits for Frank to unleash hell on him.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Subverted. At first it appears to be a straight example since Billy pays for his bed-ridden mother's care in hospice. Then it turns out he only does this to mock and abuse her as revenge for abandoning him as a child.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: A zigzagged example in that he genuinely cared about Frank, Maria and the kids and it broke his heart that they died but he still did nothing to save them, even though he knew. Billy can sincerely care about people but that won't prevent him from selling them out if he has to.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He prides himself on always keeping his word. Rawlins disregarding his promise to give Frank a quick death gets him to set Frank free for revenge, and he lets Curtis live after it was part of the arrangement for his final showdown.
    • Russo says he refused to take any part in the assassination attempt on Frank which resulted in the death of Frank's entire family. Russo claims he regrets what happened, but Frank obviously still despises him since he knew about it and said nothing.
    • In general, he seems to really dislike Rawlins and finds his behavior and personality repulsive. He even says he should have let Frank kill him back in Afghanistan.
    • In Season 2, he develops genuine affection for the other veterans-turned-criminals in his gang, and at the end he disbands the gang rather than drag the survivors to their deaths on his quest for revenge against Frank.
    • He also stops Moke, a member of his crew, from sexually harassing one of the women at one the gang's parties.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Frank. He has the same skills and dogged determination to survive that Frank has. What makes them different is that Russo has none of Frank's morals or code of honor. In essence, he is what the Punisher could be if he ever truly went off the deep end.
  • Evil Former Friend: Once Frank's best friend, now one of his greatest enemies.
  • Facial Horror: Frank drags his face across a mirror, pressing hard enough to break it, all while Billy gives one of the most realistic screams of agony you'll ever hear. He then keeps shoving his face into the mirror until chunks are sticking out of his face as a way to make him feel the same pain Frank has been in since his family's death. The damage ends up so bad that he's rendered comatose with doctors unsure if he'll ever regain higher brain function. Come Season 2, the damage is admittedly pretty minimal, but treated as horrific anyway.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was abandoned by his mother as a child, giving him severe self-worth issues and a desire for advancement to prove he's a somebody.
  • Foil To Grant Ward. Both were presented as heroic characters before revealing themselves as villains in the first season of their respected shows, had a Freudian Excuse relating to their families, had sex with major female protagonists in order to manipulate them, had genuine feelings for one of the lead protagonists, both of them were friends to the lead protagonists before betraying them, and were brutally defeated in their shows' season finales. The differences however, are that while Ward was a Canon Foreigner, Russo was a Canon Character All Along; Ward only helped Garrett because he felt he owed him his life, while Russo only helped Orange for fame, fortune and success; and while Ward was The Dragon to the Big Bad John Garrett, Russo was a part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with Orange.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: Since leaving the Marines, he became the head of a PMC with a very shady contract to Rawlins.
  • Get It Over With: After Frank mutilates his face, and possibility out of guilt over his own betrayal or despair over losing everything, Russo begs Frank to just kill him. Frank opts to spare him so he'll have to live with the pain and horror of what his life's become, just like what Frank does everyday.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: His slicked back hair is quite a noticeable tell.
  • Good-Looking Privates: Russo is quite the womanizer. Frank even nicknames him "Billy the Beaut".
  • The Heavy: Rawlins may objectively be the bigger threat to Frank's livelihood and is more directly responsible for the death of the man's family, but Russo is a much more personal foe to Frank because despite being his closest friend, he knew what Rawlins' plans were and yet said nothing at all purely to spare himself from the eyes of the law.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Frank were this a long time ago. Needless to say, things have changed and not for the better.
  • Honorary Uncle: He was this to Frank's kids who treated him like he was part of the family and it's clear he cared about them too.
  • I Gave My Word: Russo promises Frank a quick death if he gives him and Rawlins the code to shut down David's computers. When Rawlins remains adamant that he gets to kill Frank slowly for revenge, Russo covertly cuts Frank's bonds. He later spares Curtis's life after making a deal with Frank to let him go.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Billy is pretty full of himself but it's a cover for the trauma of being abandoned and later sexually abused as a child.
  • Informed Deformity: A lot of characters act like he is severely disfigured or his scars could only come from a dark past when he is not only still handsome but people attacked by domestic animals can look worse off.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: When Frank asks Billy if he had something to do with the death of his family, Billy is actually taken aback for a bit before he admits that he wanted no part of, and ultimately played no direct role in, their assassination...but since he also knew Rawlins planned to have Frank's family killed and yet never once warned Frank himself about it, it still doesn't do him any favors.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Shot twice in the chest in the middle of telling Frank he apologizes for "whatever he did".
  • Knife Nut: While he goes for guns first, Russo loves his knives, even having a hidden blade on his right wrist, which he uses to kill Colonel Bennett and Sam Stein.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Russo exhibits some traits of this in the relationship he forms with Madani as they use each other for information. Of course, Russo probably isn't a practitioner of this trope most of the time, as when Frank suggests he settle down and pick "quality over quantity," he playfully protests, "God made me this way for a reason. I mean, it'd be wrong not to share the wealth, you know what I'm saying?"
  • Love-Interest Traitor: Russo gets into a relationship with Dinah Madani, but later turns out to be Rawlins's partner in crime and murders her partner, Sam Stein. When Dinah finds out, she makes it her mission to bring him down for what he's done.
  • A Man Of Wealth And Taste: As a way to distance himself from his humble background, Russo is noted for his three-piece suits, his expensive Rolls Royce Wraith, and pursue of pleasure. All paid with the blood money of Operation Cerberus.
  • Moral Myopia: In Season 2, even after learning that he betrayed Frank and played a part in the death of his family, he acts as if what Frank did to him in return was worse and that he is entitled to get revenge.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Episode 8 opens with a close-up of his personal grooming in Mundane Made Awesome mode and his post-coital scenes with Madani show him off even more than her.
  • Murder by Inaction: His role in the deaths of Frank's family amounts to this. He had no actual part of it, but he did nothing to stop it or warn Frank.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: As he explains in his Motive Rant to Frank while the latter is being tortured, he doesn't surround himself with luxury just because of simple Greed. Instead, this is his method of distancing himself from the Parental Abandonment and sexual abuse that defined his childhood.
  • Nouveau Riche: He flaunts his wealth as a way to distance himself from his humble origins.
  • Obviously Evil: Hair slicked back, sharp clothing and head of a mercenary company as his legal venture, Billy doesn't inspire confidence.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother abandoned him when he was a child, giving Billy some severe self-worth issues.
  • Pet the Dog: While he's definitely an unrepentant asshole, he does seem to have a soft spot for fellow military veterans. He admitted that he bore Curtis no ill will and planned to spare him, and after finding out about Lewis' instability making him unfit for Anvil (see below), he still offered to find Lewis some (admittedly menial) work.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He dismisses killing Afghans to Curtis as nothing wrong, claiming that they're already doing that among themselves.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He refuses to hire Lewis at Anvil upon learning how unstable Lewis is from Curtis.
  • Pretty Boy: Frank calls him "Billy the Beaut". Sam makes fun of Madani's relationship with him by calling him "pretty." When Russo murders Sam, he quips, "Who's pretty now?"
  • Private Military Contractors: Russo is now the head of Anvil, a private military contractor funded by the illegal heroin smuggling and assassination program that he was a part of in Afghanistan.
  • Rags to Riches: He grew up in an orphanage and is now very wealthy.
  • Rape as Backstory: He was molested as a child.
  • Self-Made Man: Russo's parental abandonment resulted in him developing a strong desire to prove himself. He takes pride in how he rose up from an orphan child to the head of Anvil. It turns out he isn't completely self-made as he relied quite a bit on Rawlins to help him advance, something Rawlins isn't keen on letting him forget.
  • Semper Fi: He's a former Marine Lieutenant.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: It is when it makes you vulnerable to sexual assault at a very young age. This is probably why he's so sensitive over being complimented for his looks, and why he's so hungry for power - he's desperate to be known for something other than what got him exploited as a youth.
  • The Sociopath: Played With. He claims to have truly cared for Frank and his family, but in the end was willing to keep his mouth shut on the fact that Rawlins planned to assassinate them all. There's also the fact that killing a man's as easy to him as breathing, and that he was willing to smuggle heroin from Afghanistan into the USA by way of stuffing the drugs into the bodies of those who were KIA.
    • Ben Barnes more or less describes him as one in an interview, noting that even if Russo does have a fondness or admiration for someone or something, at the end of the day he doesn't really understand how relationships or love "work" because he values himself above all else, and thus he'll throw anyone under the bus at the first opportunity to either save himself or acquire power.
    • The tell-tale signs are when he plays Madani's grief like a fiddle and accidentally outs himself by not quite gauging the emotions and information right, all for adding a bit of of "I know and you don't" risk. And, truly not grocking why admitting to his deliberate inaction would never, ever work as an explanation for Frank.
    • He also develops genuine feelings for Doctor Dumont, to the point that he was bringing her flowers, disbanded his gang so he could safely get her out of the country, and launches a brief Roaring Rampage of Revenge when she's thrown out of a window while fighting Madani.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's over six feet tall with dark hair and he's very good-looking.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: For a large part of Season 2, Billy has amnesia due to the physical trauma of his battle with the Punisher.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As Frank undoes Russo's plans time and again, the latter gradually grows more unhinged and his calm demeanor begins to give way to unbridled hatred. This culminates to him going completely off the rails when Frank manages to shoot him square in the cheek with a bullet.
    Billy: Alright, that's enough Frank! I SAID THAT'S ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT!
  • Villain Respect: He and Frank are honor-bound as ex-Marines, so while they may want each other dead by the end of the first season, both Billy and Frank give each other their dues even during their climactic fight.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Russo was Frank Castle's best friend back in the Marines, but he was actually working to further the goals of Operation Cerberus and profit from them.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kidnaps Micro's son and is willing to kill him unless Frank and Micro hand themselves over. He later uses two teenagers as hostages in his showdown with Frank.

    Jake Nelson 

Jake Nelson

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jordan Dean

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

An Shell-Shocked Veteran in Curtis Hoyle's support group who introduces Billy to a number of like-minded veterans.


    José 

José

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Samuel Gomez

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A United States Army veteran who joins up with Jigsaw's Crew, and quickly becomes Billy's most trusted comrade.


  • Beard of Evil: A criminal with a thick black beard.
  • It's Personal: After Frank kills a large number of them and later escapes police custody, Jose wants to avenge his fallen brothers.
  • Karma Houdini: Gets away scot-free due to Billy providing him with a new identity and enough money to start a new life and urging him to leave town, so that Frank doesn't kill him.
  • Number Two: To Billy.

    Bobby 

Bobby

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Charles Brice

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Another ex-veteran and member of Billy's group, who participates in the groups robbery of the ReadyQuick Check Cashing .


  • Boom, Headshot!: How he meets his end at the hands of Billy, after questioning his leadership.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He tries to leave the gang out of fear for the Punisher.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really, he should have known better than to mouth off to Billy like that, after clearly seeing that he was a deeply unstable individual.

    Anton Reed 

Anton Reed

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Brendan Ryan

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Another veteran who joins up with Jigsaw's crew. He's also an employee of Ready Quick Check Cashing


    Phillip 

Phillip

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Brett Bartholomew

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Another veteran and member of Billy's group, who tries to kill Curtis.


  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Doesn't get any deeper characterization before Curtis kills him in self-defense.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Gets shot and wounded by Curtis and then bleeds out in his arms while the latter is trying to save him, causing Curtis great pain.

    Moke 

Moke

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Brendan Ryan

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Another veteran who joins up with Jigsaw's crew.


Miscellaneous New York Criminals

Crime Bosses

    Dutton 

Dutton

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"Those you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: William Forsythe

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

"Cut the shit, fat man. I've known guys like you my whole life, I killed most of 'em. You ain't never seen a throne you didn't want to sit in. So I'm here to make myself crystal clear: there's only room for one of us in this prison and it ain't gonna be you, not ever. Because I'm the kingpin of this bitch."

A successful drug dealer and an inmate at Rikers Island Correctional Facility who quickly becomes an enemy of Fisk's upon his arrival.


  • Bullying a Dragon: He has the great idea to try intimidating Wilson Fisk. Because his prison contraband ring totally outdoes Fisk's street smarts.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no crime boss or Kingpin's enemy named Dutton in the comics.
  • Dying Alone: Averted; after being mortally wounded by Frank Castle, he's left by prison doctors to die in a hospital bed but Wilson Fisk decides to stay by his side and gloat while eating his meal.
  • Evil vs. Evil: His conflict with Fisk boils down to a ruthless prison kingpin facing down a new, even smarter challenger.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Dutton comes to Fisk with a smile and "friendly" advice, but it's blatant intimidation tactics.
  • Number Two: The long haired henchman who accompanies him when he greets Fisk and is seen in his cell when they are killed by Castle.
  • The Rival: One of Wilson Fisk's rival mob bosses.
  • Smug Snake: He believes that with his limited resources he can overthrow the criminal empire of Wilson Fisk. Unfortunately for him, his arrogance gets in the way of him giving Fisk as much credit as he should.
  • Villain Has a Point: He observes that Frank Castle's mission of revenge will never end. Frank, true to his nature, knows this, but doesn't care.

    Arturo Gomez III 

Arturo "El Rey" Gomez III

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"Who are you supposed to be, the short arm of the law?"

Portrayed By: Otto Sanchez

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

A Latino drug-runner and the owner of Merlin Discount Furniture. He uses his furniture chain to smuggle heroin.


  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Following the death of Domingo Colon at Diamondback's hands, El Rey takes over the Colon Crime Family drug business.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Shades shoots him in the head when he begins insulting Mariah and threatens to go to Misty with everything he knows.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Yes Arturo, insulting Mariah to her right-hand and acknowledged lover's face was going to end well, said no one ever.
  • Canon Foreigner: While the Diablos also appear in the mainstream comics, Arturo hasn't.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's using his chain of furniture stores as a front for a drug trafficking operation.
  • Gangbangers: He used to be a member of a Dominican gang called the "Diablos" (The Devils).
  • I Have Many Names: He goes by the aliases of "El Rey" (The King) and "El Tercero" (The Third). He was born Arturo Gomez III but had it legally changed to Arturo Rey III
  • Theme Naming: The fact that the names of his legal and illegal businesses are connected to the King Arthur legend helps Luke to identify him.
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: The alias he is known by as the source of the "Luke Cage" heroin is "El Tercero", which is just a part of his name in Spanish: Arturo Gomez The Third.

    Don Rigoletto 

Don Rigoletto

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

A "retired" mafia boss who preceded Wilson Fisk. In the past, Fisk's father owed him money.


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Silvio mentions he was cut to pieces.
  • Deadly Euphemism: When threatening Farnum into carrying out a hit on Karen, Wesley claims that Rigoletto "retired". Because yeah, that's totally what being hacked to pieces constitutes.
  • The Don: He was a mafia boss until Fisk had him killed.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was a member of the old-school mafia that believed in leaving made members' wives and kids out of the business.
  • Loan Shark: Bill Fisk borrowed money from him for his city council run. When Farnum is approached by Wesley to be strongarmed into the first attempt on Karen, he thinks Wesley is an enforcer of Rigoletto's come to check on the $30,000 he owes in gambling debts, to which Wesley replies "Mr. Rigoletto has retired. His books have been acquired by my employer."
  • The Ghost: He's never seen, just mentioned. Justified, partially, because he has already been Killed Offscreen by the time he's first mentioned.
  • The Mafia: He's a mob boss of Italian origin, even called "Don".
  • Posthumous Character: Its implied he's already dead by the time Wesley mentions he's "retired".

    Prohashka 

Prohashka

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"This is how he negotiates, huh?"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Peter Claymore

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

A mobster active in Hell's Kitchen.


  • The Mafiya: His surname indicates he's Eastern European.
  • The Rival: To the Ransakhov brothers, who take over his front taxi company, which competed with their own, after he's killed.
  • Villains Out Shopping: His only scene is while he's bowling with his crew.
  • Villainous Valor: When Healy easily defeats his guards and comes at him, Prohashka puts up one hell of a fight. Even after getting his arm gruesomely broken, he just rams his forehead into Healy's nose.
  • Your Head Asplode: Prohashka gets his head smashed into pieces by a bowling ball.

    Everett Starr 

Everett Starr

Portrayed By: Ned Van Zandt

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

An aged crime boss.


  • Bald of Evil: A balding crime boss.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he gets killed by Benjamin Poindexter.
  • Evil Old Folks: A mob boss in his sixties.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Thinks Fisk is simply a pampered informant, and refuses his proposed "protection tax", thinking Fisk will squeal on them to stay in the FBI's good graces. At this point Fisk has the FBI under his thumb and can prosecute them at his leisure. Fisk has Starr killed as a lesson to the other crime bosses, and as an excuse to jack up the tax rate.

    John Hammer 

John Hammer

Portrayed By: Ezra Knight

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

An African-American crime boss and owner of a chop-shop.


  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: He's one of the crime bosses who is arrested by Kingpin's co-opted FBI taskforce and blackmailed into handing him 20% (then 25%) of all their profit in exchange of protection from federal prosecution. Later, he's also coerced into attending Fisk's wedding to Vanessa.
  • Bald of Evil: A bald gang leader.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no John Hammer in the comics.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with regards to the overall MCU. He shares the surname (and even the J.H. initials) with Justin Hammer.

    Sophia Carter 

Sophia Carter

Portrayed By: Cori Dioquino

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

A crime boss operating in New York City.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Her ethnicity is not exactly clear.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: She's one of the crime bosses who is arrested by Kingpin's co-opted FBI taskforce and blackmailed into handing him 20% (then 25%) of all their profit in exchange of protection from federal prosecution.
  • The Queenpin: She's a crime boss in her own right, which is why she's arrested by Fisk's FBI cronies to be subjected to the Kingpin's extortion scheme.

    Nikolai Poloznev 

Nikolai Poloznev

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Dikran Tulaine

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A Russian oligarch and former policeman with ties to the Russian Mafia.


  • Dirty Cop: To rise from the police to an oligarch industrialist he had to be one.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: He has kept his daughter ignorant of his criminal activities and nurtures her dreams of becoming a violinist.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's an oligarch and businessman who seeks influence over the United States government by blackmailing the Anderson and Eliza Schultz, and their son through them.
  • Completely Missing the Point: When he was a 12 years old boy, Poloznev's father took him to the woods to teach him about justice by killing a rapist. Poloznev instead learned about power and vowed to never be the man facing the barrel of a gun.
  • Face Death with Dignity: After being kidnapped by Frank Castle, he remains stoic and collaborative despite being certain his time has come. Later when John Pilgrim appears before him and executes his bodyguards, he calmly accepts his fate.
  • Not in the Face!: He asks Frank not to shoot him in the face so he can be properly identified by his family.

    Kusack 

Kusack

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kevin Chapman

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

The leader of a white supremacist gang and former friend and ally of John Pilgrim.


  • Tattooed Crook: He sports a number of neo-nazi symbols tattooed, which he keeps hidden under his suit.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He's a white supremacist gangster.

Minor Gangsters and Criminals

    Lewis Wilson 

Lewis Wilson

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"All I know is that we risked our lives and we did terrible things and it meant nothing when we got home."

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Daniel Webber

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

"I don't have nightmares out here. I should never have discharged, Curtis. None of it, the heat, cold, sand, noise, fifty guys stinking up a dorm it never kept me up. Never bothered me. I slept good."

A young veteran struggling to adjust to civilian life.


  • Accidental Murder: Nearly shoots and kills his dad reflexively after waking up from a bad PTSD-induced dream.
  • Bad Dreams: Suffers from these after returning home. A symptom of his PTSD. It's not a stretch to infer hallucinations while hypnogogic: it certainly explains his almost-fatal misfire.
  • Blood Knight: Frank deduces that Lewis joined the Army because he wanted to fight and had a taste about how it feels, more than just serving the country.
  • The Corruptible: Lewis was not in a sound enough headspace to resist O'Connor's spiel. However, this doesn't mean corrupting vulnerable veterans is a safe pastime for would-be manipulators. PTSD is not a toy.
  • Dirty Coward: He is accused by Frank face-to-face, and by Karen on the radio, of rank cowardice for bombing innocent civilians from a safe distance.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: O'Connor lying about his service and using it to belittle actual combat veterans suffering from PTSD is heinous to be sure, but Lewis probably didn't need to stab him to death over it. Then again, O'Connor did reach for the knife first.
  • Driven to Suicide: Lewis ultimately blows himself up after Frank gets him away from Karen and locks him inside a freezer. Lamp Shaded by him reciting the Kipling poem 'The Young British Soldier' which is about a soldier in Afghanistan being encouraged to kill himself to spare himself from a worse fate.
  • Foil: To his corrupter O'Connor, who is undeniably racist. Lewis himself isn't actually racist, but it looks as if he was one since some of his victims are minorities. He also at least recognizes that Curtis was trying to help on the behalf of Lewis's own father no less, even if Lewis stubbornly refuses the help.
  • Hypocrite: For somebody talking so much about rights (including his freedom of assembly when he's arrested on the steps of the courthouse), Lewis seems pretty set on killing Karen because "she should not be allowed to write what she did."
    • What makes this hypocrisy especially galling is that all military personnel have to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, which includes the First Amendment, which explicitly covers both Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, making him as Un-American as such "Patriots" get.
  • Insane Troll Logic: After realizing that O'Connor had lied about everything, one would think Lewis would re-evaluate his belief in O'Connor's "white Christians are oppressed, the government is coming for our guns" rhetoric. But no, after O'Connor was exposed, Lewis became even more dedicated to the views that he espoused, to the point of becoming a Mad Bomber.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: The result of his crummy life as a veteran, PTSD flashbacks, and O'Connor's toxic influence and right-wing rethoric.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: For all his flaws, his killing of O'Connor is very damn satisfying.
  • Mad Bomber: He sets off several bombs targeted at law enforcement and then mails a manifesto to Karen. Later, he tries to target Karen and Senator Ori during an interview.
  • Madness Mantra: Begins to recite poems to try and keep his mind in balance the more unhinged he became.
  • Men Don't Cry: He refuses to take the real help when offered it. Staying with the group and taking Curtis' "touchy-feely" advice to work on himself would have been the better thing to do than Just Blame Everybody.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Frank explains to Lewis that his crimes have ensured his father's life will be ruined, it reduces him to a complete breakdown capped off by suicide.
  • Never My Fault: Frank remembers him as a kid who blames everyone else for his problems.
  • Not So Different: Lewis tries pulling this on Frank, even saying they should be working together. Frank's having none of it, since he considers Lewis to be a coward for using bombs and injuring civilians, and at the moment holding Karen hostage, while Frank is rather more meticulous about choosing his targets, and tries to keep collateral damage to a minimum.
  • Not So Similar: Despite claiming to Frank that they're Not So Different, Lewis never truly suffers real loss like Frank had and never takes responsibility for his actions.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lewis appears to be heavily inspired by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Frank is actually able to convince him to tell him which wire to cut so he can save Curtis' and his own life.
    • After he kills an Anvil employee at his home, he notices two budgies in a cage and spends a good while trying to convince them to fly away to freedom.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Lewis's subplot is, on the face of, very detached from the main story arc of the first season which centers on Frank's revenge against a Government Conspiracy, with just a few interactions with the A-plot. However, it does illustrate what Frank maintained in Daredevil — his is not simply a case of willfully-ignored PTSD gone terroristly ballistic.
  • Prefers Rocks to Pillows: One of the early signs he's becoming unhinged is that he cannot sleep well on his home's bed, so he digs a ditch on the backyard and sleeps there (even if it's November and it's freezing outside, as Curtis points out when he finds him there).
  • Right-Wing Militia Fanatic: His entire subplot is his road to becoming one of these, from regular "something is not right with my life" pitiful veteran through "loose-cannon risk" veteran (which prevents him from being hired by Anvil) and straight to "the system is shit and it's best I kill everything that I think is corrupt" veteran.
  • Sanity Slippage: He grows more and more unhinged on account of his PTSD, eventually becoming a mass murdering terrorist who's convinced himself he's a freedom fighter.
  • Shadow Archetype: The entire purpose of his subplot seems to be an answer to the accusations of fascism that the Punisher has long faced, letting Frank himself refute this ideology and show what makes him someone worth rooting for on some level.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's having difficulty getting readjusted to life back home, and is attending Curtis Hoyle's support group. He eventually loses his chance to work for Anvil because Curtis sees all of the signs of severe (as in "on the road to becoming a Sociopathic Soldier") PTSD and warns Russo of it.
  • Shout-Out
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Lewis begins believing O'Connor's rhetoric about the decline of their country and the need to change it. Word of God even says things might've turned out differently for him if he hadn't met O'Connor.
  • Western Terrorists: He eventually becomes one, hoping to use fear to tear down what he views as a corrupt system.

    Jace Montero 

Jace Montero

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chaske Spencer

Appearances: Jessica Jones

A real estate developer and arsonist.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He begs after Trish begins to beat him.
  • Asshole Victim: An arsonist responsible for the deaths of fourteen people and gets beaten to death by Trish Walker
  • Batter Up!: He uses a baseball bat to defend himself from Trish.
  • Beaten To Death: Courtesy of Trish Walker.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Jace Montero in the comics.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Through his company, Jace Montero Properties, he purchases buildings and secretly sets them in flames, disregarding who gets killed in the process, to then develop new projects.
  • Villainous Gentrification: His M.O. is a minor version of the same plans Wilson Fisk had for Hell's Kitchen. One of the buildings he burned down was a landmark building.

    Sal Blaskowski 

Sal Blaskowski

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Barbara Tirrell

Appearances: Jessica Jones

A bookie and loan shark to whom Erick Gelden is indebted.


  • Evil Old Folks: She's in her sixties and a sadistic criminal.
  • Evil Redhead: She's a redheaded criminal and loan shark.
  • Fat Bastard: She's an overweight criminal who has those indebted to her weighed down into a pool to get tortured or murdered.
  • Loan Shark: She's a bookie but operates like a loan shark when her gamblers fail to pay their debts to her.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She gets accidentally impaled on her own crowbar when Trish defends herself from Sal.

    Reid Pearson 

Reid Pearson

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Spencer House

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A rapist represented by Hogarth and Associates.


  • Date Rape: He's doing a six-years stint on date rape after Trish Walker trashes him and has his would-be-victim, Birdie, denounce him at the police.
  • Serial Rapist: Birdie wasn't his first victim. Prior to that, Hogarth and Associates had him avoid prison on a technicality.

Brooklyn

    Lance 

Lance

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chris Critelli

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A construction worker who needlessly antagonizes Frank Castle.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Being hit with a sledgehammer crushes bravado too.
  • Asshole Victim: He and his crew are brutally beaten to death by Frank, but their actions across the episode showed they deserved it.
  • Bald of Evil/Beard of Evil: A jerk thief and petty criminal willing to kill his own a accomplices, with a bald head, dark beard.
  • Big "NO!"!: Shouts one right before Frank finishes him off.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Even without knowing "Peter Castiglione" was really a mass-murdering vigilante, he did know that Peter spent entire workdays tearing down concrete walls with just a sledgehammer. In fact, that is one of the things he chooses to pick fights with him over.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and his men are very easily beaten and killed by Frank, even when one of them gets his gun back and tries to shoot him.
  • Dirty Coward: He talks big but fold easily when he is in trouble.
  • Jerkass: Just a bullying dick and petty criminal, with no shown redeeming features.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Is perfectly willing to kill one of his own partners in order to cover his tracks. Is also on the receiving end of this when his surviving henchmen attempts to abandon him to die at Frank's hands.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ends up receiving a very nasty one from Frank after attempting to murder Donnie, getting his legs, arms and spine broken before Frank finally kills him by smashing his head in.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has two of them, first when Donnie accidentally drops his wallet while robbing the Gnucci's, and later when he's beaten within an inch of his life by Frank and is seconds away from being murdered by him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Though he's killed by the end of the first episode of the Punisher series, his actions lead to Frank killing the Gnucci's in order to protect Donnie, which catches Micro's attention and kicks off the plot for the rest of the season.
  • Smug Snake: He is an asshole who thinks he can rip off the criminals he owed money to.
  • Stupid Crooks: Decides to rip off a bunch of Mafiosi in a badly-managed hold up, then tries to Kill All The Witnesses when that goes south.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Stealing from a poker game hosted by the Gnucci crime family probably would have qualified, had Frank Castle not run into them first.

    Paulie 

Paulie

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Tyler Elliot Burke

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A co-worker of Lance who joins his plot to steal off the Gnucci Crime Family.


  • Boom, Headshot!: Gets one from Frank.
  • Dirty Coward: While Paulie was unlikely to kill off Frank, the fact is that he was still willing to let his friend get killed by the vigilante while he rushed to his car in a vain effort to get away. Thankfully, Frank wasn't letting him get off that easy.
  • Evil Redhead: He shares many of the same character tropes as Lance, being a jerk thief and petty criminal that goes along with the attempted murder of Donny Chavez, but he's a redhead instead of bald.
  • Friend in the Black Market: His cousin is the one who gets the guns for the robbery of the Gnucci poker game.
  • Jerkass: Same as Lance. He laughs his ass off when Lance needlessly harasses and teases Frank at the construction site in which they all work.
  • Lean and Mean: Paulie is the skinniest of Lance's gang.

    Leo 

Leo

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jason Hite

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Another co-worker of Lance who joins his plot to steal off the Gnucci Crime Family.


    Otto Mink 

Otto Mink

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"The time for money has passed. No one crosses me."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Gregory Sporleder

Appearances: Agent Carter

"Well, Mr. Mink is a greedy, black-market smuggler, sure, but he got me back into the country, and he's predictable in his greed."
Howard Stark

A smuggler hired to sneak Howard Stark back into the US. After Peggy and Jarvis defy his demand for a higher ransom, he goes hunting for them.


  • Bad Boss: Mink executes his own men for failing him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He's a fairly intimidating criminal, but he's in way over his head when it comes to Carter's world of spies and subterfuge. In the end, he's killed off before Carter is even aware he's after her.
  • Canon Foreigner: He has no known counterpart in the comics.
  • Gatling Good: Carries a weapon that resembles an old-fashioned pepperbox revolver but functions like a miniature Gatling gun.
  • Greed: It's what prompts him into Moving The Goal Posts. Howard Stark comments on his greed.
  • Honor Before Reason: He's more concerned with the issue of personal pride than money.
  • Moving the Goalposts: Demands more money than what was agreed upon after getting Stark into the country.
  • Neck Snap: How he's killed by Dottie.
  • You Have Failed Me: He kills two of his own men for getting beaten by Howard and Carter.

    Jerome Zandow 

Jerome Zandow

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"I'm not afraid to kill a woman!"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Rob Mars

Appearances: Agent Carter

Jerome Zandow was hired by Leet Brannis to guard The Heartbreak as it contained the inventions that Brannis stole from Howard Stark's mansion. He was killed alongside Ray by the Hidden Killer.


  • Death by Secret Identity: Just after he started to reveal that Peggy was at The Heartbreak before the S.S.R., he and Kreminski were shot.
  • Giant Mook: He was the biggest and strongest crook Peggy had fought up till that point, and so strong he completely overpowered her. It took Jarvis distracting him and Peggy using the Constrictor afterwards to take him down.
  • His Name Is...: Almost revealed who attacked him to Ray until the Hidden Killer showed up.
  • He Knows Too Much: Was killed for this reason; can't let someone who guarded The Heartbreak live.
  • Mythology Gag: Jerome is based on Zandow the Strong-Man, a circus performer in 40s Marvel Comics who was hired by the Nazis. When arresting him, Thompson mentions that Jerome used to work as a strong-man performer at Coney Island.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Only known as "Zandow" in the comics.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He boasts to Peggy that he's not afraid of fighting a woman.
  • You Have Failed Me: He frantically claims to his would-be-killer that he didn't tell Ray anything. It doesn't save him.

    Arthur Walsh 

Arthur Walsh

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Thomas Waites

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A former caretaker at Ray of Hope Group Home, who sexually abused the boys there.


  • Asshole Victim: Arthur Walsh, Billy's abusive (and heavily implied to be child-molesting) baseball coach, gets murdered by him after one too many taunts. Even Frank doesn't care that Russo killed him and if anything, seems glad that he did his job for him.
    Frank: I'm not gonna lose sleep over a goddamn child molester.
  • Bullying a Dragon: After meeting Billy Russo, who broke his arm as a child and is now a trained Marine, he taunts him about the way he abused him and the other boys. He ends up skewered on a plunger for troubles.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Arthur Walsh, who initially seems like a decent guy turns out to have not changed since his days as an abusive coach at all.
  • Karmic Death: Years later after having his career in tatters, Arthur gets killed by the same kid who broke his arm and whom before getting scarred, had a much more successful career than Arthur ever did.
  • Never My Fault: Arthur Walsh apparently sees himself as being the victim for ending up in prison and losing his pension, going on at some length about how wronged he was by the kids telling people what he did to them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: What Arthur thinks the kids (including Billy) he molested are, after everything he's done for him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: What he did throughout his career before Billy and the other kids thankfully ended it.

Manhattan

Greenwich Village

    Clint 

Clint

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Clyde Baldo

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

A pawn shop owner based in Greenwich Village.


Harlem

    Turk Barrett 

Turk Barrett

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"I guarantee this baby will not jam or my name ain't Turk Barrett."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Rob Morgan

Appearances: Daredevil (2015) | Luke Cage (2016) | The Defenders (2017) | The Punisher (2017) | Jessica Jones (2015) | Iron Fist (2017)

"That tin in my trunk couldn't kill a rabbit."

An independent low-to-mid level criminal in Hell's Kitchen and Harlem crime circles. Turk is an opportunistic bastard who has the uncanny (and unlucky) habit of running into super-powered people and getting beat up by them.


  • Agony of the Feet: The Hand takes to trying to cut off his foot once they find Karen has activated his ankle monitor that allows for their position to be tracked, and they make some progress before Matt intervenes.
  • Arms Dealer: He sells firearms illegally out of his car trunk. They don't work.
  • Bald of Evil: A bald man who's a criminal.
  • Beard of Evil: It goes with his beard.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • After the introductory episode, a lot of his appearances involve things going south for him.
    • His guns don't work properly, he gets beaten up by Matt really thoroughly twice, and then the FBI arrests him. Given what he gets up to, it's deserved.
    • This continues in the Jessica Jones (2015) prequel comic, where Jessica pays him a visit in the hospital where he's recuperating from being beaten up by Matt yet again. Jessica pulls out his IV and takes money from his wallet to pay off his child support.
    • Right after making parole, he's reduced to selling twenty-gauge shotguns out of his car. He doesn't last long before Matt breaks his hand and then throw his car keys in the water.
    • He gets kidnapped by the Hand for being connected to Matt, and his foot is almost cut off when they discover his tracking anklet.
    • In a matter of hours, he simply loses a game of chess to Bobby Fish. Then he's immediately threatened by Misty Knight to stay out of the neighborhood, and then, after snitching Chico out, he gets chased off by Cottonmouth without the money that Tone had promised, due to Cottonmouth killing Tone in front of him.
    • Luke interrogates him by crushing a dumpster with Turk inside and leaves him shut in there overnight, with baby diapers for company.
    • He gets roughed up by Luke behind an uptown bar for information on murders the Hand have been committing in Harlem.
    • Frank Castle goes to see him to get some guns for his one-man war on crime, only for Turk to have nothing since his supplier decided to go with a different distributor. Well, nothing but a bright pink Ruger rifle intended as a "sweet sixteen" present for a gangster's daughter. Turk actually gets out of this one surprisingly easily, considering who he's dealing with, as Frank apparently considers Turk too pathetic to be worth killing. But when he does return to the lair, Frank makes clear to David he won't be using the pink Ruger anytime soon.
    • Miraculously averted for the very first time in Jessica Jones Season 2, where he simply provides Jeri Hogarth with a gun, without any kind of humiliation whatsoever.
    • Back to it in the second season of Luke Cage, as he's now reduced to running a cannabis dispensary. Luke breaks one of his more expensive bongs for information.
    • Ward mocks his swing and the fact he sells guns from a van by the river.
    • In the second season of the Punisher, Turk finds Frank sitting in the back seat of his car. "Oh, hell no." is the first thing he says, and really, is pretty much the story of his life. Proceeding this, Turk is blackmailed, threatened, held at gunpoint at the mercy of the Russians, nearly beaten, nearly killed, then used as bait all within the span of a single episode.
  • Characterization Marches On: He was introduced as a cruel man involved in human trafficking and sexual slavery. Later appearances depict him as a mostly Affably Evil ineffectual criminal and even a Friendly Neighborhood Gangster that hangs with Bobby Fish.
  • Chronic Villainy: No matter how many times he gets beaten up by superheroes and arrested, Turk somehow always finds his way back into crime, just in time to run into another (or the same) heroes again.
  • Disappeared Dad: He has multiple baby mommas, and yet despite being a moderately successful crook he hasn't paid child support to any of them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While he's willing to work with guys like Diamondback and Fisk, even Turk views Zip as a disappointment compared to Romeo.
  • Foil:
    • He's the Defenders' criminal version of Phil Coulson, constantly appearing in the background and getting up in the heroes' business, and somehow able to survive their actions. He works alone, while Coulson leads a team, he's a coward while Coulson's brave, a liar while Coulson is largely direct, constantly saddled with crappy devices while Coulson has cool gadgets, nearly loses a foot while Coulson actually loses a hand, willing to harm others out of selfishness while Coulson tries to protect humanity...
    • Even more closely, he could be a male Evil Counterpart to Claire Temple. Claire constantly supports the various Defenders, while Turk is a reoccurring annoyance to them. Much like Claire, things always go south for Turk in each of his later appearances. Also, both of them persistently stick to their jobs, despite the obvious inconveniences associated with them, but for opposite reasons (Claire wanting to selflessly help others, while Turk still trying to selfishly make a living off others misfortunes).
  • Hidden Depths: He's somehow actually able to sense Danny's chi and see his aura, instantly recognizing him as the one who fought Madame Gao. He actually catches Danny's interest for a second before Luke interrupts and shuts him up.
  • Hollywood Healing: You would never know Turk nearly had his foot cut off by the Hand, not even so much as having a limp, when Luke interrogates him for information on Diamondback's base. Note that this was an attack that seemed to have occurred fairly recently, as Claire came to Harlem shortly after the attack on the hospital.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Turk assures Healy that his black market guns will work perfectly (Healy's jams). Shown again in the Season 2 premiere, when Matt interrupts Turk while he's trying to sell a bunch of shotguns to potential customers, overly praising them, only to then admit to Matt they couldn't even kill a rabbit.
  • Humiliation Conga: Turk's entire life-story, back-to-front bound in leather. He exists solely to give out important pieces of information to the main characters at the cost of a humiliating, and usually painful, experience. The second season of The Punisher pretty much takes everything bad that's happened to Turk throughout the MCU, and resells it within the span of a single episode.
  • Jive Turkey: His demeanor, if not his lingo.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite all the humiliations he goes through, he always gets away unscathed in the end. Given that he was involved in things like human trafficking or Pop's death, the audience can get a tad bit annoyed by this.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly nicknamed after the Turk, a chess-playing automaton of the late 18th century. It was a hoax, actually controlled by a secret operator. After all, Turk plays chess, and frequently lies to people.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he gets the crap kicked out of him and proves to be a pretty incompetent arms dealer, Turk is still an unsavory criminal who gets involved in human trafficking and ends up being a vital part of Fisk's plan to wipe out the Russians. And while being a joke for Luke, Matt, and Misty, he remains stoic dealing with the likes of Cottonmouth and Diamondback and even has the nerve to get past Cottonmouth's office in Harlem's Paradise to ask for his money back.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Turk has an uncanny ability to pretty much appear anywhere. Cornell Stokes calls him out on this as he randomly and brazenly shows up during a tense scene demanding his money.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: Turk tends to take dirty jobs rather than spearhead any plans himself. This is why he'll betray criminals to dangerous bosses, like selling the Russians out to Fisk, or ratting out Chico to Cottonmouth.
  • Overarching Villain: He is the only villain, let alone character to appear in all the Netflix MCU shows, with each of his appearance having some influence to the shows plots.
  • Pet the Dog: Offers Vladimir his condolences for Anatoly's murder.
  • Plot Armor: If Frank won't kill you after finding you dealing weapons, chances are nothing will.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's introduced trafficking young women. On top of that, he's a neglectful father.
  • Recurring Extra: While the Hand are the Greater-Scope Villain of the Netflix MCU, Turk is the only villain that appears in all the Defenders shows.
  • Reformed Criminal: By Luke Cage season 2, he's apparently left his arms dealing business and has opened up a head shop.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Turk plays. Badly.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • Turk is one of the many with ties to Matt who get kidnapped by The Hand. After some coaxing from Karen, Turk activates his parole bracelet to notify the cops.
    • Turk accidentally stumbling into the barbershop while Pop and Luke are talking to Chico triggers a chain of events that gets Pop killed, Luke going all out against Cottonmouth, and a gang war between Cottonmouth and Domingo.
    • The infamous Tone incident also marks Turk as one of only five people who knew Cornell threw him off a rooftop. Given Turk's reputation, he's instantly ruled out as the snitch which ultimately means Comanche was Ridenhour's CI - all of which culminates into tragedy.
  • The Stool Pigeon: He has enough connections to know what's going on in New York's underworld and cowardly enough to talk under pressure from Matt or Luke.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He gets Pop killed by ratting out Chico and thus kickstarts a gang war in Harlem.
  • Villain Cred: He's pretty impressed when Wesley explains the plan that led to the destruction of the Russians and their operations.
    Turk: Got mad respect for a smart move.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Sometimes he just wants to relax and play chess.
  • Wicked Cultured: Is versed in Greek mythology, as he has to explain to Zip who Icarus was.

    Shameek Smith 

Shameek Smith

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"Yo, I made a decision. I'm gonna be rich."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jermel Howard

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

One of the boys who robbed Cottonmouth in the series premier of Luke Cage, friends with Dante Chapman and Chico Diaz. He is the one who shot first, and he shoots Dante when it looks like Dante might snitch.


  • Conspicuous Consumption: After stealing from Cottonmouth, he immediately starts spending copious amounts of cash at a local strip club. This gets him caught.
  • Defiant to the End: Spat in Cotton's face, which meant that he could start beating him like a man.
  • False Friend: He chose money over friendship and killed Dante when the latter freaked out, fearing Cottonmouth would realize the robbery was an inside job.
  • Jerkass: The first thing we see of him is him insulting Luke and getting into a petty argument with him, giving Luke a chance to show how noble he is in comparison. Specifically, he viewed himself as a successful rapper in New York City and often mocked Luke for his job, which he viewed as a lesser career than his own. A middle-class (if not low-class) young man with dirty job doing a Kick the Dog (not to mention Bullying a Dragon) to an older man with honest job? That's rich.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He robs from Cottonmouth, which is suicidal in of itself. He then starts spending his money foolishly and conspicuously, which gets him caught.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If not for his pulling his two friends into a plan to rob Cottonmouth, and his needlessly violent and traceable way of doing the job, he, his friends and Pop would've still been alive. Luke wouldn't have had a reason to get involved and so Cottonmouth and Mariah's rises to power may have gone on unabated - with Cottonmouth still alive - and Diamondback would never have found Luke and had a reason to inflict his swath of destruction upon Harlem. He dies quickly, but the entire plot happens because of him.
  • Young Gun: He did pull his heist and killed a few people but he isn't wise enough to survive the consequence.

    Dante Chapman 

Dante Chapman

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Hugues Faustin

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

A bartender at Harlem's Paradise who overheard of the arms deal between Cottonmouth and Domingo Colon and decided to rob it along with Shameek Smith and Chico Diaz. He freaked out that he realized Cottonmouth would find him out and is shot by Shameek.


  • The Bartender: His day job at Harlem's Paradise.
  • Deathbed Confession: After getting lethally shot by Shameek, he sends word to Tone about who are responsible for the robbery.
  • He Knows Too Much: Shameek kills him to keep him from confessing to Cottonmouth.
  • Inside Job: He overheard his employer about the guns deal and decided to rob it.
  • Oh, Crap!: He freaks out, fearing Cottonmouth would realize it was an inside job, so Shameek kills him to keep him from squealing.
  • Taking You with Me: Indirectly by selling out Shameek and Chico after being shot.

    Wilfredo "Chico" Díaz 

Wilfredo "Chico" Díaz

Species: Human

Played By: Brian "Sene" Marc

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

Son of the late Wilfredo Diaz, an associate of Pop and Cottonmouth in his gangster days. He joins the robbery of Cottonmouth's gun sale along Dante and Shameek.


  • Disappeared Dad: His dad walked out on his family when he was nine years old.
  • He Knows Too Much: Is garroted by Scarfe's necktie to leave no witnesses alive.
  • Police Brutality: Is strangled to death by Scarfe.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Pop couldn't save him and his attempt at repenting himself ends with him being killed and giving Luke's name to Cornell.
  • Too Dumb to Live: While hiding in Pop's Barber Shop from gangsters he comes out to look at the TV, and inadvertently gives his location away to Tone.
  • Young Gun: Scarfe even mocks him when he thinks that being a "man" he can take care of himself when he is half naked, unarmed and has gangsters gunning for him.

    Mamba 

Mamba

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Alsharik Sejour

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

A thief in Harlem who threatens Luke Cage while the latter is staking out the Crispus Atticks complex.


    "Cockroach" Hamilton 

Dontrell "Cockroach" Hamilton

Portrayed By: Dorian Missick

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

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A recently released criminal in Harlem and a gun buyer from Mariah.


  • Abusive Parents: He's abusive to his girlfriend and their son.
  • Asshole Victim: He's guilty of several murders, though not the one Scarfe framed him for. He's also decapitated by Bushmaster.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Along with Higgins and Ray-Ray, his severed head on a pike is sent to Mariah as a message.
  • I Call It "Vera": Has a six-barreled shotgun he calls "Josh".
  • Off on a Technicality: He was put away by Scarfe. In light of Scarfe's death and corruption, Dontrell's conviction has been overturned.
  • Smug Snake: He also gets off on verbally putting down Misty when he feels he's got the upper hand.
  • Would Hit a Girl: See above; this makes him unusually repulsive even by the standard of other street-level criminals.

    Mortimer "Mr. Fish" Norris 

Mortimer "Mr. Fish" Norris

Portrayed by: Hakim Callender

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

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"No, I'm right where I need to be."

A gangster in Harlem with a grudge against Misty Knight.


  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics, Mortimer Norris was mutated into a fish-like humanoid. In the MCU he seems like a regular human.
  • Bar Brawl: He and his men try to pick a fight against Misty and Colleen while they're having drinks at a bar. Despite Misty only having one arm, she's still able to disarm him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He hates Misty because she put his brother in prison several years ago.

    Raymond "Piranha" Jones 

Raymond "Piranha" Jones

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chaz Lamar Shepherd

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

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"A $20 million investment could be worth billions."

A Wall Street broker with ties to Harlem.


  • Anti-Villain: Despite being an unrepetant criminal, he is still presented in a somewhat sympathetic light, being a good and dutiful son and actually encouraging Luke to reconnect with his father.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his irritating, clownish behavior and propensity towards Alcohol-Induced Idiocy, he is an extremely competent financier, earning Mariah hundreds of millions of dollars in one move.
  • Childhood Friends: He and Mariah have been friends since he was 10 years old.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's a shady Wall Street broker helping Mariah and Shades with insider trading.
  • Decapitation Presentation: His severed head is placed in a fish tank for Luke and Misty to find.
  • Meaningful Name: He explains that his nickname comes from his career as a ruthless but comparatively small-scale financier, and that he's succeeded where the "sharks" have failed.
  • Motor Mouth: When he's got something to sell, invest in, or partake of, every word out of him is one, long breathless sales pitch hyping it up. He's a little more subdued in private, but not by much.
  • Shrine to Self: An entire wall of his office is covered in photographs of himself shaking the hands of prominent politicians from the Democratic Party, like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
  • Son of a Whore: His mother was one of Mama Mabel's prostitutes.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Leaves Reverend Lucas's church to go call his mom, gets scooped up by Bushmaster's crew.
  • White Collar Crime: The only time he touches a gun is for private entertainment. All his criminal activities involve money laundering or insider trading.

    Spider Raymond 

Spider Raymond

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Andre Royo

Appearances: Agent Carter

The owner of a club called La Martinique and criminal fence targeted by the Strategic Scientific Reserve as a suspect of dealing with one of Howard Stark's stolen inventions.




Hell's Kitchen

    Roscoe Sweeney 

Roscoe Sweeney

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"Well, I hate to break it to you son, but I killed a lot of guys' dads."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kevin Nagle

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

A corrupt box promoter of Irish origin.


  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Matt brings up his father's death at Roscoe's hands, Roscoe says he has killed the fathers of many people.
    • Subverted when Matt reveals to him that he hit hard... "like this!" Matt then punches him several times, after which Sweeney remembers him and vows revenge.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: There's no mention of his comic alias "the Fixer", though he does fix boxing matches.
  • The Irish Mob: A well-connected mobster of Irish origin.
  • The Ghost: Some time after the murder of Matt's father he vanished, leaving no trace. Turns out he was living under the alias of Al Marino and never left New York.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: By the time Matt's in college he's grown rich enough to buy himself a luxurious mansion. His kitchen is full of champagne and fine wine.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Is subjected to this by Matt, in revenge for his father's murder. It's not pretty.
  • Not Worth Killing: Despite killing Matt's father, Matt ultimately lets Sweeney live, albeit brutally beaten into unconsciousness, and to be arrested by the police.
  • You Killed My Father: He killed Matt's father for winning a match in which he was supposed to fake the fall.

    Samuel Silke 

Samuel Silke

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Peter Gerety

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

An associate of Roscoe Sweeney involved in his rigged box fights scheme.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Inverted, as both Silkes from the comics are more conventionally handsome.
  • Composite Character: Seems to be a composite of both Sam Silkes from the comics, who are father and son.
  • Demoted to Extra: Appears in a single scene whereas one of his comic books counterparts appeared in several storylines from 2001 to 2003.
  • Number Two: To Sweeney.

    Silvio 

Silvio

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jack O'Connell

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

Another retired mobster and one of Urich's sources.


  • Canon Foreigner: Unless he's supposed to be the MCU counterpart of Silvio Manfredi, aka Silvermane, with whom he shares the first name and gray hair, then he doesn't have a comics counterpart.
  • Due to the Dead: He shows up in the first season finale, coming back to New York for Urich's funeral.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Unlike the "new breed" of mobsters and criminals, which is why he's hoping to get out of the business.
    Silvio: Used to be when you killed a man you sent his wife flowers. Now? Now you send his wife with him!
  • Friendly Enemy: While he wasn't necessarily an enemy of Ben's, he was still a retired criminal that was still involved enough in the scene to act as Ben's informant. However, he was a good enough friend of Ben's to act as a pallbearer at his funeral.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Gangster: When compared to the likes of Fisk or Wesley, he's a downright chummy criminal.
  • Only One Name: His surname is never mentioned.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the death of Rigoletto he decides to flee New York City.

    Len Sirkes 

Leonard "Len" Sirkes

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"You rough up my employees, that hurts my professional reputation. That's all any businessmen has."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Brett Azar

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A loan shark operating in New York City who encountered Luke Cage and Jessica Jones while hunting a young man who had not repaid him.


  • Adaptational Wimp: His comic book counterpart is actually a mutate with shark-like features(A literal Loan Shark). In the MCU he's a regular human.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Goes by "Len" instead of "Lenny" in the MCU.
  • Badass Normal: He's skilled enough to hold his own against Luke Cage, who defeats him because of his enhanced strength and unbreakable skin.
  • Loan Shark: The criminal activity he's involved with.
  • Punny Name: A loan shark named Len Sirkes.

    Wyatt 

Wyatt

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Evan Hall

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A lowlife from whom Jessica's boyfriend Stirling is borrowing money to establish a nightclub.


  • Framing the Guilty Party: He and his friends get arrested for Stirling's murder. They are guilty of shaking him down for money, and Stirling was last seen alive with them. The truth though is that Stirling was killed by Jessica's mother, who had eavesdropped on Wyatt and his pals talking about pimping out Jessica.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He hangs out with a pair of thugs as that work as his muscle
    Jessica Jones: And "Humpty" and "Dumpty"?

    Gregory Sallinger 

Gregory Sallinger

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"I am asserting fairness in an unfair world."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jeremy Bobb

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

"All I am is a man with my feet on the ground and a brain in my head. And yet, I can bring pain to power just by getting close."

A Serial Killer who ends up in a feud with Jessica Jones. He has an obsession with people he thinks are getting more than their due.


  • The Ace: He's got degrees in four different fields, is a skilled wrestler and fighter, a master manipulator and deceiver, and just generally seems to be great at everything.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the comics, Gregory Salinger tends to go after supervillains and other odious people. In the show, his victims seem to be guilty of nothing worse than getting more praise than he thinks they deserve. This does make him more in line with the previous Foolkillers in the comics.
  • Adaptation Name Change: A one-letter change switches his surname from "Salinger", as it is in the comics, to "Sallinger".
  • Armoured Closet Gay: Implied. One of his former targets is a gay chef, who thought that Sallinger had tied him up and beat him as part of a BDSM role play. When the chef kissed him, Sallinger freaked out so bad that he fled the scene immediately, and never came after the man again, leaving him as the only one of his victims to ever survive.
  • Asshole Victim: His death by Trish was well-deserved, and is easily one of the most deserved deaths in the MCU Netflix shows.
  • Ax-Crazy: The epitome of this. He's easily one of the most deranged enemies Jessica Jones had to face, and that's saying a lot!
  • Badass Normal: He has no special powers beyond normal training, education, and intelligence. He still gives several different superhumans a run for their money. In fact, it is the fact that he is normal that makes him feel superhumans have an unfair advantage, and are thus worthy of being his targets.
  • Berserk Button: Being told how much killing people gets him off, not because of some righteous crusade. When being called out for killing an innocent like Dorothy Walker, he furiously held a knife to Jessica's throat, saying that he killed Dorothy to punish Jessica and Trish.
  • Big Bad: For Jessica Jones Season 3. He first directly targets Jessica and her trying to indict him is what drives most of the plot. He is also responsible for Trish's Face–Heel Turn by murdering her mother.
  • The Chessmaster: He's usually two steps ahead of everyone else and is skilled at predicting people's reactions.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never referred to as "Foolkiller," his supervillain name from the comics.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To both the preceeding ones.
    • Kilgrave and Alisa were both superpowered people, while Sallinger is a Badass Normal who hates superpowered people.
    • Kilgrave was spoiled and entitled due to always having gotten everything he wanted due to his powers, while Alisa had tremendous brute force and no self-control, both of which are attributes Sallinger ascribes to all supers.
    • Kilgrave was suave and charming and Alisa had a tragic backstory that elicited sympathy, while Sallinger is a sullen Jerkass with no redeeming features.
    • Kilgrave and Alisa both didn't officially exist, while Sallinger uses the fact that he's a citizen in good standing to his advantage.
    • Finally, both Kilgrave and Alisa were haunting figures from Jessica's past, while Sallinger is just a random Serial Killer that she ran into due to a chance meeting.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is the Big Bad for the 3rd season right up until the penultimate episode where Trish kills him. She then takes for as the main antagonist for the season finale.
  • Evil Counterpart: Unintentional, but he has a lot in common with Frank Castle, aka the Punisher. Both men are very intelligent, very strong physically, and live under their own philosophy and morals to punish those who deserve it according to them. However, the big difference is that while Frank Castle is a Vigilante Man who only kills criminals, Salinger is a perfectionist defined by envy and spite towards anyone he feels has more than him and considers the slightest imperfection proof of being a fraud.
  • Evil Genius: He's undeniably brilliant while also being an absolute monster.
  • Evil Is Petty: He often goes the extra mile to be needlessly unpleasant to people who annoy him.
  • Fantastic Racism: He despises superpowered people, considering them the epitome of unearned privilege.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being an unfavorite compared to his brother who didn't really accomplish anything, and takes it out on anyone he considers frauds.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's both very intelligent and physically strong.
  • Hypocrite: He claims to be trying to expose people's true motivations. The hypocrisy comes from the fact that that is not his true motivation - he kills people because he gets off on it, and then dresses it up as a righteous crusade.
  • Hate Sink: There’s something truly despicable about how Sallinger has crowned himself the decider of who deserves what they have. His gloating as he gets away with his truly monstrous actions makes this even more pronounced.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: One of Sallinger's favourite methods when going against Jessica and Trish is to bug his apartment, then play the victim as the two super-powered women's attempts to stop him are caught on tape. Jessica eventually gets him sent to jail by using the exact same trick to get an Engineered Public Confession out of him when he makes a final attempt on her life.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's implied that his arrogance hides a very fragile ego that wants to drag other accomplished people down to keep them from overshadowing him.
  • Insufferable Genius: Is very smart, having gained a wide range of diplomas from diffrent fields, and won't hesitate to reminde you at any given opportunity.
  • Meaningful Name: He kills those he deems "frauds" and surname is the same as J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye, a book about a character who hates those he deems "phonies".
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Sallinger is clearly not right in the head. In "I Wish," he is seen talking to himself weepingly at the beginning of the episode.
  • The Perfectionist: A twisted version. He holds people to an impossible standard and considers the slightest imperfection proof of being a fraud. For example, he targets a renowned chef for execution because his steak is slightly too well done.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Never does he not have a little smirk on his face. It only adds to his insanity.
  • Refuge in Audacity: His first victim was a close high school friend. He buried the boy in his parents' back yard, helped them construct a gazebo over the grave, and aided the parents in searching for the son he had murdered.
  • Sadist: One of the most horrific examples of the MCU. His favorite hobby is killing and torturing people while mocking them with the moment of their despair.
  • Serial Killer: He kills people he considers to be "frauds", from those who make even the slightest mistake to Differently Powered Individuals.
  • Smug Snake: Despite his undeniable skill and genuine menace, his childishness and the fact that he just won't stop gloating even when things are objectively going badly for him keeps him from being truly magnificent.
  • The Sociopath: He gives off this vibe, between his creepy stares, complete lack of empathy and exaggerated self-image. Unlike Benjamin Poindexter in Daredevil, he doesn't even bother with hiding it either. He is so bad that Erik Gelden feels significant pain from just being near him, to the point of Tears of Blood and a Psychic Nosebleed.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Never does he raise the tone of his voice to anyone; even when he about to kill someone, Sallinger keeps his cool. The only time he does emote and lose his cool is with Jessica when he gloats about killing Dorothy and when he knows Trish is about to attack him, ultimately killing him.
  • The Unfavorite: To his brother Donny, who he considered to be far inferior to him. This apparently started his obsession with people getting undeserved praise.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: One of the chilling things about Sallinger is how he looks like an average middle age man complete with thinning hair. One telling scene happens in an early episode. After he cleans up the crime scene of his latest murder victim, he leaves the man's apartment with his chopped up body in a carrying case and seamlessly blends into the New York crowd as he is leaving the area almost disappearing out of sight.
  • Villain Has a Point: He's genuinely good at seeing through the lies people tell themselves and spotting their hidden flaws and hypocrisies.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's got no criminal record and everyone who's met him (and lived) describes him as a Nice Guy.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem in killing women.
  • Would Hurt a Child: One of Salinger's first victims was a boy.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: One of his go-to strategies. He's got a knack for presenting himself as the injured party.

Queens

    Aaron Davis / "Prowler" 

Aaron Davis / "Prowler"

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Donald Glover

Appearances: Spider-Man: Homecoming

"You gotta get better at this part of the job."

A low-level crook who approached Vulture's gang to buy a gun only to find out that they offer weaponry of an entirely different nature.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While still a criminal, he's clearly a decent guy and is shown to care about his nephew. In the Ultimate Marvel comics, Davis was quite a piece of shit (trying to exploit and eventually murder said nephew alone), and served as a case of Adaptational Villainy for the traditionally heroic Prowler of the mainstream Marvel Universe, Hobie Brown.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In spite of being known as "The Prowler" by the time of Homecoming, he lacks any of the technology and elite skills that his comic book counterpart has... Although he's got plenty of time to learn.
  • Affably Evil: He is actually a decent man trying to make a living through crime, and develops an Odd Friendship with Peter.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Spider-Man saving his life is partially the reason why Aaron told the superhero where he could find Toomes.
    Aaron Davis: You said, "If you want to shoot somebody, shoot me." That's pretty ballsy.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Helps out Spider-Man in the third act after his brief earlier appearance, but on a grander scale, he seems to exist to slowly plant the seeds that may or may not someday lead to Peter's successor appearing in the MCU.
  • Composite Character: While he has the namesake and appearance of Aaron Davis from the Ultimate Marvel line, his character traits are much more in-line with Hobie Brown.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's a long way from becoming the Prowler, yet he has a supporting role in the first standalone Spider-Man movie in this continuity and the alias has already been mentioned.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: While he's got a criminal record and was looking to buy a gun so he could rob people, he's also concerned for his family's safety and doesn't want Toomes's superweapons on the streets of New York any more than Spidey does.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • There was a large internet debate/campaign over making Donald Glover the new Spider-Man during pre-production for The Amazing Spider-Man circa 2010 (which resulted in the creation of Miles Morales in the first place), thus meaning that Donald's role in this movie could be considered one big mythology gag.
    • He briefly mentions that he wants the Vulture's gang to keep their weapons away from Queens because he's worried about his nephew's safety. His nephew, of course, is heavily implied to be Miles Morales, who has been confirmed to exist in this setting. A deleted scene shows him calling Miles to explain his absence.
    • One of his aliases is Brian Pichelli, which are the first and last names of his creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.
    • The only one of the gadgets he shows interest in is one that would let him climb up walls. This was his main gimmick in comics.
    • Davis mentions having worked with Mac Gargan before, a nod to their Ultimate comics counterpart's brief partnership.
  • Odd Friendship: Who would think that Spider-Man and a down-on-his-luck criminal would turn out to have a degree of respect for one another?
  • Papa Wolf: Besides gratitude for saving his life, Davis snitches on Toomes and his gang to Spider-Man once he realized the danger they and their alien weapons presented to his nephew.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Demonstrates this when dealing with the Vulture's gang. As a small-time crook, Aaron was only looking for easily concealable small arms, and the Imported Alien Phlebotinum portable artillery Brice is hawking frightens and disturbs him. Seeing square acres of forest getting vaporized is what compels him to tell Spider-Man everything he knows about the operation — he may be a crook, but he saw city blocks getting turned into blue mist back when the Chitauri invaded, and it is not something he wants to see on a regular basis in the city that he and his family call home.
    Aaron Davis: I just need something to stick up somebody. I'm not trying to... shoot them back in time!
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He is only a small-time crook trying to make a living for his family.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: He briefly derails Spidey's interrogation to talk about his favorite sandwich shop in Queens. Mainly though, it's further testing by Davis to see if Spidey's really on the up and up, and the two end up bonding a little more with this random discussion.
  • Two First Names: "Davis" can also be a first name.

    "Mac" Gargan 
See the Vulture's Gang page

Northeastern Correctional Facility

    Sissy Garcia 

Sissy Garcia

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Charleigh E. Parker

Appearances: Jessica Jones

An inmate at the Northeastern Correctional Facility. She's hired by Hope Shlottman to get assaulted so Kilgrave's offspring is aborted.


  • Butch Lesbian: She's heavyset and tough, with a rather crude personality, and enjoys her fellow inmates.
  • Prison Rape: It is implied she engages in it when she desires a fellow inmate.

    Shane Ryback 

Shane Ryback

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Eden Marryshow

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

An inmate imprisoned for assault that Inez Green claims was given the power to heal others by IGH.


  • Beard of Evil: has a thick beard and is a con man
  • Con Man: While he's not imprisoned on those charges, he's one.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For conning Jeri, Jeri replies by conning Inez Green into murdering Shane.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's the one who gets the idea of conning Hogarth into believing he will heal her from her ALS only to ransack her apartment once she's distracted.

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