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    Anderson Schultz 

Anderson Schultz

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Corbin Bernsen

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

The co-head of Testament Industries and the husband of Eliza Schultz.


  • Asshole Victim: His one redeeming trait was caring for his son and John Pilgrim's kids. When he holds Pilgrim's kids hostage and kills himself because he's so ashamed of his son, that one redeeming factor disappears and nobody misses him.
  • Big Bad: One half of a Big Bad Duumvirate with his wife Eliza, and the two of them are part of a Big-Bad Ensemble with Billy Russo, in The Punisher Season 2.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He knows all too well what Frank Castle is capable of, and he still thinks it’s a good idea to berate and threaten him.
  • Canon Foreigner: He has no counterpart in any of the comics.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He uses the wealth his company provides him to buy politicians and outright murder anyone who stands in the way of his family.
  • Driven to Suicide: He shoots himself with a pistol, using a bullet and gun Frank left behind for that exact purpose after Frank shoots Eliza and drives him into despair in The Punisher's Season 2 finale.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite how much of a monster he is, he truly loves his wife.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: Self-righteous and extremely disapproving of their son's orientation.
  • Hiding Behind Religion: In public, he is a deeply religious conservative Evangelical Christian and uses this to manipulate John Pilgrim. In private, however, he values power and his own family’s status and image above all else.
  • Leave Behind a Pistol: Frank leaves a pistol and one bullet with him in the Season 2 finale after killing Eliza, telling him he needs to die and end his influence over his son. Anderson obliges and shoots himself as Frank and Amy leave.
  • Unholy Matrimony: He is one half of an evil power couple.
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    Eliza Schultz 

Eliza Schultz

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Annette O'Toole

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

The co-head of Testament Industries and the wife of Anderson Schultz.


  • Big Bad: The other half of a Big Bad Duumvirate with her husband Anderson, and the two of them are part of a Big-Bad Ensemble with Billy Russo, in The Punisher Season 2.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Frank shoots her in the head before she can stab Amy with a table knife in the Season 2 finale.
  • Canon Foreigner: She has no counterpart in any of the comics.
  • Churchgoing Villain: In contrast to her husband, she appears to actually believe in her conservative Evangelical Christian faith. This does not stop her from ordering horrible crimes.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: She uses the wealth her company provides her to buy politicians and outright murder anyone who stands in the way of his family.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite how much of a monster she is, she truly loves her husband.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: Self-righteous and extremely disapproving of their son's orientation.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: While Anderson is by no means a pushover, Eliza is significantly more ruthless, as well as being more likely to keep her cool.
  • Unholy Matrimony: She is one-half of an evil power couple along with her husband Anderson.

Enforcers

    Robert/John Pilgrim 

Robert/John Pilgrim

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Josh Stewart

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A born-again hitman who does the dirty work for the Schultz family.


  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. His comic counterpart is much larger and better built.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Mennonite was a mafia hitman in the past, while Pilgrim was a white supremacist. Following their respective Heel–Faith Turn, the Mennonite became a pacifist for years who only took a job for the mafia as his wife was dying, and even then tried to adhere to his religious edicts to not use firearms, while Pilgrim was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood before working for the Schultzes.
  • As the Good Book Says...: He's fond of quoting and referencing scripture. He tends to paraphrase or draw comparisons more often than outright speak the gospel verbatim.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Billy Russo in Season 2. While John is merely The Heavy working for a Greater-Scope Villain, he poses the greatest danger to Frank and his associates in the first 6 episodes of the season and remains in the shadows as Russo becomes more and more of a threat in the later episodes. They are more or less on equal footing as the season draws to a close.
  • Churchgoing Villain: Despite committing horrible crimes in service of the Schultz family, he is very sincere in his faith.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Par for the course for the series, Pilgrim is quick to fight dirty.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: With Billy Russo. Russo is handsome and charismatic, whereas Pilgrim is plain, soft-spoken, and somewhat awkward. Russo is defined by his close relationship with Frank, while Pilgrim was a total stranger with no connection to him at all. Russo used to be a good person before turning bad, Pilgrim is a Retired Monster trying to make amends. And while Russo is unable to give up on his vendetta with Frank, ultimately costing him his life, Pilgrim eventually makes a Heel–Face Turn and parts ways with Frank amicably.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As dark as his work for the Schultz family can get, it is still peanuts compared to the life he used to live before his conversion.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: There's one of the moments when Pilgrim is annoyed to have the police lieutenant clean up the mess at the bar when Marlena caused an unnecessary bloodbath while she was suppose to retrieve Amy; also, he seems to be sincere when he offers to spare the Sheriff and Deputies if they handed Amy over.
  • The Determinator: On a level rivaling the likes of Frank and Billy. He seeks and chases leads for his mission relentlessly and patiently, and takes a beating nearly as well as the Punisher to boot.
  • The Dragon: He is Anderson Schultz's main enforcer and hitman, and the one who is sent after Amy and Castle.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is entirely devoted to his wife Rebecca and his sons Michael and Lemuel.
  • The Heavy: Of the Testament Industries conspiracy portion of the plot. He may simply be a hitman on retainer, but his masters remain in the background and keep their hands clean. Pilgrim does the legwork, the information gathering, puts out the bounties, and does all of the dirty work.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He had one when he found religion, and has another when Frank spares his life and rescues his children.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Zig-zagged. He has no qualms with maiming or killing anyone in his way, yet he seems to find doing so unpleasant. He does not enjoy or take pride in his work, but accepts his lot and makes no excuses for it. He only does the work he does for the love of his family, and tells both Curtis and Amy that he'd prefer not to have to hurt them, and if he had a choice, he would be leaving them alone.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite all the bodies he left behind, Frank lets him go in the end to look after his two sons.
  • Nothing Personal: He holds no animosity for his targets, let alone the people he interrogates along the way, and often says as much. He is completely civil and non-violent with anyone who cooperates or stays out of his way. But when he finds his targets or meets opposition, he doesn't hesitate to harm or kill.
  • Off the Wagon: He is heavily implied to be have been pretty wild in the past, but now is clean, sober, and faithful in marriage. But after a serious beating, a confrontation with his past demons, and the mounting stress of his line of work and his wife's condition, he goes on a bender with booze, cocaine and prostitutes.
  • One-Man Army: Pilgrim may be one of the few people capable of matching Frank Castle in sheer lethality and badassery.
  • Named by the Adaptation: He is based on the Mennonite, who was never named. His real first name is given as Robert, and has taken the name John after his religious rebirth.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He was a member of the neo-Nazi gang known as the Aryan Brotherhood.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's only hunting down Frank and Amy because he was ordered to. He takes no pleasure in it, holds no grudges against the two, and even says that he doesn't want to do this. He also has a family back home and wants to be reunited with them after he completes his mission.
  • Reformed Bully: He was once a proud white supremacist and Blood Knight, and admits more than once that he used to hate people for the color of their skin and hurt others for his own desires. He may still be a killer, but he takes no pleasure in it and only wants to get his work over with.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: When he runs into his old friends from the Aryan Brotherhood, he tells them he put that life behind him. Unfortunately, that answer doesn't sway the Brotherhood's intolerance for defectors.
  • Retired Monster: The fact that he still qualifies despite doing wet work for the Schultz family is a clear indication of just how bad he was back in the day. Even moreso since Pilgrim used to be a member of the Aryan Brotherhood before he found religion.
  • The Stoic: Nothing really phases him, even injuries and wounds he has sustained.
  • Straight Edge Evil: Since his conversion, he gave up alcohol, drugs and random sex.
  • Stronger Than They Look: He has an unassuming physique, somewhat paunchy and slim compared to other fighting men like Frank, Curtis, and Billy. But he can take down an entire gang single-handedly and go toe-to-toe with Frank while severely wounded.
  • Suppressed Rage: When Eliza insists that he continue his mission of hunting Frank instead of returning home to his family, John has an Imagine Spot where he trashes the room in a blind rage while in reality he is quietly agreeing with Eliza.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Prior to his conversion, he was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood.

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Associates

    Marlena Olin 

Marlena Olin

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Teri Reeves

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A mercenary tasked by John Pilgrim to search for Amy Bendix.


  • Asshole Victim: No one's gonna miss her when Pilgrim murders her sorry ass after she broke free from her jail cell.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nothing seems to go well with her when she was brutally beaten by Castle in a fistfight, knocked out by again by Castle, and shot in the leg outside of the Motel. By the time she was broke free from her jail cell, she ends up getting choked to death by Pilgrim due to her failures.
  • The Brute: She leads the mercenaries hired by Pilgrim.
  • Dark Chick: Better-than-average skills in gunfighting and close combat, though not as good as she thinks she is. The only reason she survives the Tides Motel ambush is that Frank needed a live prisoner to question.
  • It's Personal: After going up against Castle on two separate occasions she develops a personal animosity towards him.
  • Jerkass: "Arrogant bitch" is putting it mildly.
  • Moral Myopia: She has the audacity to say Pilgrim and his methods give her the creeps, and she'd much rather solve the "Castiglioni" problem on her own so she doesn't have to involve him, even if it means turning a bar into a bloodbath.
  • Private Military Contractors: After leaving the United States Army she became a mercenary and isn't particularly picky about choosing her employers.
  • Smug Snake: Thinks she can tango with Frank when she is way out of her league and overestimating her usefulness given her failures to deal with Frank and capture Amy, which ends up getting herself killed in the process. She is thoroughly condescending to everyone she meets in an "I can kill you if I feel like it" kind of way.
  • You Have Failed Me: She really doesn't seem to know her place when she's been given a specific task when she was suppose to retrieve Amy unscathed, but ends up getting into a fight with Castle and causing a massive shootout within the bar that killed several innocent bystanders, and failed to retrieve her the second time which landed her in a jail cell and the moment she got free, just as she is planning on going to get a third round against Castle, she ends up being unceremoniously killed by Pilgrim, who has had it with both her failures and her messy collateral damage.

    Marlena Olin's crew 

Marlena Olin's crew

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Adrian Alvarado (Eddie), Todd Jones (Davy)

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A team of mercenaries under Olin's command.


  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Marlena hires both men and women in her crew.
  • Knife Nut: While members like Eddie and Davy seem to have a preference for guns, most of them use or at least possses a knife on their person as seen in their fights at Lola's Roadhouse.
  • Mooks: Their purpose in the story is to give Frank a bunch of nobodies to fight and kill.
  • No Name Given: There's no mention of a particular name, so they are identified as Marlena Olin's crew because she's their leader.
  • Private Military Contractors: Their job.

    Ferrara 

Ferrara

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michael Pemberton

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A Michigan police detective that collaborates with John Pilgrim to cover up his and Olin's string of dead bodies.


  • Bald of Evil: No hair on his dome and he is complicit in the cover-up of several murders committed by Pilgrim as well as other hired killers.
  • Dirty Cop: He's a corrupt police detective helping with the cover up the string of murders carried out by a hitman and a group of mercenaries.
  • Karma Houdini: He never gets any comeuppance or punishment from his collaboration with Pilgrim.

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