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Punisher (MCU)
I'm smack-dab in the middle of my right goddamn mind, and any scumbag, any... any lowlife, any maggot piece of shit that I put down, I did it... because I liked it! Hell, I loved it! I'm sitting here, I'm... I'm just itching. I'm itching to do it again. And you think... What, you think you're gonna send me to a nuthouse? Some doctor, they're gonna get me to stop from doing what I want to do? Well, that ain't happening! Not on my watch! You people, you call me the Punisher, ain't that right? The big bad Punisher. Well, here I am! You want it, you got it! I am the Punisher! I'm right here! You want it, I'll give it to you. And anybody who came here today to hear me whine, to hear me beg? Well, you can kiss my ass! Do you hear me? I'm guilty. Come on, please, Judge! I'm guilty, you hear me? I'm guilty! I'm guilty!
~ Frank Castle
If you had asked me once, I would've told you I was pretty much just like anyone else. And all I really gave a shit about was that my family was healthy or happy. But I lost them. Everything changed. I thought... I thought I became something different. But last night... I had a little chat with my wife. I sat by her grave, and I realized something. This is always who I was.
~ Punisher


Francis "Frank" David Castle Sr. is a violent vigilante and former member of the United States Marine Corps, who had joined Cerberus Squad while he was serving in Afghanistan. Fearing he was slowly losing his honor under the command of Agent Orange, Castle returned to his family, only to lose them all during a brutal shooting. Castle became the Punisher, as he aimed to clean up New York City of crime by any means necessary. While seeking to avenge his own family's deaths, Castle came into conflict with Daredevil. Castle was soon arrested and, despite the efforts of Nelson and Murdock, was sentenced to life within prison. However, Castle was freed with the help of Wilson Fisk, and discovered the Blacksmith was the one who was responsible for his family's murder.

Abandoning his identity, Castle attempted to live a quiet life before he was found by Micro who revealed to him that more people had been involved in his family's death, and they were involved in the illegal Operation Cerberus he had performed in Afghanistan. While hunting down all those involved, Castle came back into contact with his friend Billy Russo, who he eventually learned was working with William Rawlins to try and assassinate Castle. Having discovered the truth, Castle allowed himself to be captured by Russo and Rawlins, until he eventually killed Rawlins and, in a brutal showdown, managed to disfigure Russo's face beyond repair. Having at Rawlins' crimes, Castle was finally allowed to gain freedom by the CIA and looked to begin a new peaceful life for himself.

Castle's attempts at a peaceful life were shattered when he discovered Amy Bendix being hunted down by John Pilgrim, before then learning that Billy Russo had also escaped from custody. With Bendix by his side, Castle returned to New York City with Dinah Madani as they attempted to stop Pilgrim and Russo from causing chaos, with the assistance of Madani and Curtis Hoyle. The Punisher eventually managed to uncover the conspiracy linking Bendix to Anderson and Eliza Schultz, while also fighting back against Russo's Crew. Once he was certain that Bendix was safe from harm, the Punisher tracked down and finally executed the now mortally wounded Russo, before then dedicating his life to the Punisher cause, tracking down criminals wherever he could and executing them.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-A

Name: Frank Castle, "Pete Castiglione", The Punisher

Origin: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Gender: Male

Age: In his 30's

Classification: Human, former United States Marine

Powers and Abilities:

  • Superhuman Physical Characteristics
  • Weapon Mastery (Castle graduated from Marine Corps Base in Quantico of class 307. A former scout sniper and marine, Castle is an extremely skilled and accurate marksman, with tremendous expertise and experience in handling many firearms, including pistols, revolvers, automatic rifles, shotguns, submachine guns, sniper rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers)
  • Martial Arts (As a former United States Marine Corpsman with years of experience, Castle is an extremely skilled, fierce, and lethal martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant. His fighting style includes martial arts disciplines from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, such as Krav Maga, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Wrestling, Combat Hapkido, Savate, Kung Fu, Kickboxing and Taekwondo)
  • Supernatural Willpower

Attack Potency: Small Building level (Held his own against Daredevil,[1][2] as well as knocked him unconscious.[2] Snapped a man's neck. Cut off a man's head with a knife. Physically took down a military soldier while badly injured. Smashed a bathroom stall door and demolished a bathroom sink during a fight. Stated that he could kick a metal door down. Can also stab through Kevlar. Can easily break bones. His weapons can easily penetrate walls, high-tech Kevlar armor, send heavily armored soldiers flying into the air and blow up huge chunks of human skulls)

Speed: Subsonic travel speed with Massively Hypersonic+ combat speed and reactions (Comparable to Daredevil. Blitzed a group of thugs, disabling one of them before the others could react. Dodged handgun fire easily. Evaded a special forces soldier's aim). Subsonic to Supersonic+ with firearms (Uses weapons ranging from the M1911 to the M249 SAW)

Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Comparable to Daredevil. Can snap necks with minimal leverage[3][4])

Striking Strength: Small Building level (Traded blows with Daredevil)

Durability: Small Building level (Took hits from Daredevil. Survived injuries that would kill most people. Endured a brutal beating from Kingpin. Was shot by a sniper rifle, and was kicked off a water tower by Daredevil. Survived a massive beating by Valhalla members with crowbars and rubber bullets. Comparable to Curt, who survived being slammed hard enough to break a table and then getting bashed with a prosthetic leg)

Stamina: Superhuman (Has a high tolerance to pain and can fight even while injured)

Range: Standard Melee Range. Hundreds of Meters with most weaponry. Several Kilometers with sniper rifles (Uses the Barrett M82)

Standard Equipment: His arsenal of firearms and a bulletproof vest.



  • Smith & Wesson Model 327 Performance Center TRR8[2]
  • Smith & Wesson Model 327 Night Guard[2]



Submachine Guns

Sniper Rifles

  • Nemesis Arms Vanquish[14]
  • Knight's Armament SR-25[1]
  • Desert Tactical Arms Stealth Recon Scout[1]
  • Barrett MRAD[24]
  • Accuracy International AWSM-F[18][25][21]

Machine Guns


  • Flamethrower[19]
  • Sage Control SL-6 Rotary Launcher[21]

Intelligence: Gifted (Castle is a highly skilled, effective and experienced military tactician, since notably, during the seemingly hopeless extraction of his unit, Castle assumed command, and single-handedly cleared a helicopter landing zone of enemy combatants while the rest of his men hunkered down. Is able to go toe-to-toe against the enormously skilled Daredevil, even briefly gaining the upper hand against him in their first encounter. With his devastating use in firearms, he made many criminals and police officials believe his attacks were the work of a group or "army")

Weaknesses: None notable.

Notable Matchups





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Daredevil, S2E2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Daredevil, S2E3
  3. Daredevil, S2E9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The Punisher, S1E2
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 The Punisher, S1E3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Daredevil, S2E11
  7. The Punisher, S1E9
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Punisher, S1E10
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 The Punisher, S1E11
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Punisher, S2E2
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Punisher, S2E6
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Punisher, S2E8
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Punisher, S2E10
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Daredevil, S2E1
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Daredevil, S2E4
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 The Punisher, S2E9
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 The Punisher, S2E13
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 The Punisher, S1E1
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 The Punisher, S1E4
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 The Punisher, S1E5
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 The Punisher, S1E13
  22. The Punisher, S2E3
  23. 23.0 23.1 The Punisher, S2E1
  24. 24.0 24.1 Daredevil, S2E13
  25. The Punisher, S1E7


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