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Citizens of New York

    Jen Cooke

Debut: The Punisher Vol. 7, #26

"The horror , the unspeakable fucking cruelty just keeps happening — and nothing gets done about it, they just keep on getting away with it... And it makes me want to not be a social worker anymore, it makes me want to burn the world clean like an angel with a fiery sword...! But there are no angels are there?"

A liberal activist and social worker, who is currently investigating the Eastern European sex slavery trade, and begrudgingly helps Castle go after the Romanian gang behind the operation.

  • Butt-Monkey: The poor woman genuinely means well, but her luck just never lets up.
  • It's All My Fault: Her well-meaning but inexperienced advice got Viorica's baby murdered.
  • Motor Mouth: Being a comic series, it's unclear how fast she talks, but Frank describes her as someone who never shuts up.

    Paul Budiansky

Debut: The Punisher Vol. 7, #44

A hard lined NYPD cop who gained notoriety when he responded to a school shooting.

  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The man bears a striking resemblance Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Cowboy Cop: Deconstructed to hell and back. He disobeys orders and kills a teen aged school shooter to save a gym full of kids but while the media loves it the department does their best to punish him for it, sending him to therapy where a condescending therapist implies that he sees himself as this trope, which he denies. He feels no remorse for what he did and wonders if that makes him similar to the Punisher. Near the end of the story his wife is grievously and he tries to take the law into his own hands, but rather than being a badass vigilante he is simply acting out of range and helplessness. In the end, a brief encounter with Frank proves to him that they are nothing alike.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Played with. Although he did kill a teen killer to stop him from harming other children, he doesn't feel the least bit bad about it, and regrets nothing. During a therapy session his therapist tries to guilt him for this only for him to rebuff her with this: "That wasn't a child. He might have been when he woke up that morning, but the first time he pulled the trigger he grew up goddamn fast".

    Sal Buvoli

Debut: The Punisher: The Tyger

One of Frank's old neighborhood friends and something of a big brother surrogate. He's also a U.S. Marine and older brother of one Frank's closest friends, Lauren.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is a genuinely nice guy who loves his family, likes Frank and approves of Frank's close friendship with his sister. Harm his loved ones in any way and no power on Earth can protect you from his wrath, as Vincent Rosa finds out the hard way.
  • Big Brother Instinct: A downplayed example, that is until he learns what Vincent Rosa did to his sister. Then this trope is in full effect.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Towards a young Frank Castle. In fact he was partly responsible for the reason Frank decided to join the Marines later in his life.
  • Death Seeker: It's theorized by Frank that he may have developed into this after his sister's death. Which would explain why he continued going back for numerous tours of duty in the Vietnam War until he was eventually killed in action.
  • Posthumous Character: Like many of the characters from Frank's old life, he's already been dead for years before the main series begins.
  • Semper Fi: At the time of the story, he's an enlisted member of the Marine Corps.

    Lauren Buvoli

Debut: The Punisher: The Tyger

A girl belonging to Frank's "past life," as well as his closest and quite possibly most meaningful childhood friend.

  • Driven to Suicide: Following her traumatic rape at the hands of Vincent Rosa, she decides to slit her wrist while in the bathtub. Much to her family's horror.
  • Girl Next Door: Her wholesome appearance and personality gives off this vibe.
  • Nice Girl: Easily one of the nicest characters in a series that is otherwise known for shady or morally depraved individuals.
  • Posthumous Character: Sadly, she's already long dead before the main series begins.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: By far one of the sweetest and most innocent characters in the entire series. Lacking any form of angst or moral baggage. So naturally it doesn't end well for her...

Family Of Frank Castle

    Maria Castle
Pictured holding her son, Frank Castle Jr.

Debut: Born #4

Deceased wife of Frank Castle.

  • Death by Origin Story: Just like her mainstream incarnation. Here she is killed off during the retelling of Frank's origin.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and by far and of the few characters that could be considered a "good person"
  • Morality Pet: She served as this to her husband Frank. Which would explain why he went off the deep as badly as he did when she was killed.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Just like her mainstream counterpart, she exist so that her death could serve as catalyst for her husband's descent into vengeance induced rage.

    Frank Castle Jr.

Debut: Born #4

Deceased son of Frank Castle.

    Lisa Castle

Debut: Born #4

Deceased daughter of Frank Castle.

  • Sudden Name Change: In this continuity she is given the name Lisa, when previously she had been referred to as either Barbara or Christie.

    Mario Lorenzo Castiglione

Debut: The Punisher: The Tyger

The father of Frank Castle. An Italian-American who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, where he fought against the Japaneses in Iwo Jima. For the bravery he showed during his service to his country. He was awarded the Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.Sadly he passed away on the day that Frank considered enlisting in the Marines. Years before the series officially begins

  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: He shows an alarming amount of callousness towards rape victims, stating that they "should learn to keep they're legs closed". His wife immediately calls him out on this.
  • Posthumous Character: Like the rest of Frank's family, he's long dead before the series begins.
  • Semper Fi: Just like his son, he too was a Marine, difference being is that he fought in the Pacific Theater of WW2. Specifically in Iwo Jima against the Japanese.

    Louisa Castiglione

Debut: The Punisher: The Tyger

Mother of Frank Castle.


    Paris Peters

A conman from Syracuse who was placed in D-Block of Sing Sing. When World War Three breaks out, Paris and a few other inmates (including the Punisher) took shelter in a bunker beneath the prison. After a year went by, Paris and the Punisher left the bunker, and venture out to what remains of New York.

  • Alliterative Name: This being a Marvel book, it's only natural that he would have one.
  • Audience Surrogate: His every-man qualities make him an obvious example.
  • Wham Line: "How does a small-time con-artist end up in D-Block?" By setting fire to some empty buildings for an insurance scam, and the fire spreading out of control and burning a dozen children alive.

    Oswald Angelone

Debut: The Punisher Presents Barracuda #1

"My name is Oswald. Not Hemo. Oswald."

Son of big time Mob boss Chris Angelone and eventually successor to the Angelone family.

  • Boom, Headshot!: He finishes off his old man with a magnum round to the cranium. Much to the delight and shock of Barracuda.
  • Hand Cannon: Despite his scrawny build, he picks up and uses a badass Smith & Wesson Model 500 to blow a hole through his dads head.
  • Famous Last Words: Right after killing and usurping his father, he gets caught up in the moment and repeats to himself; "I'm a hardcore motherfucking gangster". Then Barracuda playfully slaps him on the back with so much force, it causes him to bleed from the mouth and quickly die from the massive blood loss.
  • Morality Chain: He serves as one to Barracuda of all people.
  • Nerd Glasses: He has a very typical nerdy appearance thanks to his thick glasses that cover almost half of his face.
  • Older Than They Look: Would you believe that this scrawny little geek is actually twenty years old. Even 'Cuda seems surprised by this revelation.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The meek, sensitive blue to Barracuda's brash and voracious red.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Near the very end of the miniseries. While aboard a helicopter, after his father Chris Angelone, has learned of Barracuda's betrayal, he plans on killing 'Cuda on the spot only for little Oswald to blow a hole through his head with a S&W Magnum. Thus usurping him as the head of the Angelone family.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He's a haemophiliac, meaning that he'll die instantly if he gets as much as a paper cut. Or as Barracuda crudely assess: "bleed to death if he play with his dick to hard".

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