“They laugh at the law. The rich ones who buy it and twist it to their whims. The other ones, who have nothing to lose, who don’t care about themselves, or other people. All the ones who think they’re above the law, or outside it, or beyond it. They know all the law is good for is to keep good people in line. And they all laugh. They laugh at the law. But they don’t laugh at me”.
After his family was brutally murdered in a mob war in Central Park , US Marine Special Forces veteran Frank Castle declared a war on crime and decided to kill every criminal. With a distinct death’s-head symbol on his armour, Frank Castle became the vigilante known as The Punisher.
Here are some Uknown Facts About The Punisher You Never Knew :-
1. The Punisher can withstand The Penance Stare
The Punisher does not have any specific superpower but still he is the coolest vigilante out there , and offcourse he is BADASS! But the fact that Ghost Rider was unable to beat him with his most powerful weapon (Penance Stare) is unbelievable and also awesome. Ghost Rider has the ability to incapacitate victim(s) by locking eyes with each other. After doing this, the Ghost Rider is able to make the victim feel all the pain the victim has ever caused to any innocent person in their life. But did not even blink.
The Punisher can withstand the Penance Stare which means he does not feel any guilt and which also means that he is immune to powerful magic.
2. The Punisher have Superhuman Tolerence
Punisher has pain tolerance above than of a normal human being. The amount of injuries and blood loss he suffers in day to day life will send most human beings into shock, but The Punisher has the ability to endure a lot of pain.
In the Marvel Universe both Nick Fury and Tony Stark have commented on how extraordinarily high his pain tolerance is. He does not take painkillers, because he feels that their benefit of dulling pain is not worth the side effects of drowsiness and slowed reflexes.
3. He is resisted to psychics
Most of the superheroes are vulnerable to psychic attacks. They can be mind controlled, but Frank Castle is resisted to all kind of psychic attacks.
4. Powers of The Punisher
The Punisher has no superhuman powers. Although, Nick Fury’s intel classified him as being power level 6 or greater due to his fighting skills, his weaponry, and his use of lethal force.
- Skilled in military and guerrilla tactics, marksmanship, close quarters combat, infiltration, and demolitions.
- Special operations training.
- Peak human condition
- Expert Pilot
- Interrogation Expert
5. The Punisher is a fan of Captain America
The Punisher has a lot of respect for Captain America. During the Civil War mini series, The Punisher sided with Captain America’s team, but he committed an error in the cap’s eyes by killing two criminals.
Angry on Frank, Cap beat the sh*t out of him and demands that he fights back, but the punisher refuses. “Not against you,” he says. He has too much respect for the Cap and he also joined US Marine Special Forces inspired by Captain America. Cap was his childhood hero.
After the Cap’s death at the end of the series, the Punisher wore a Captain America costume to commemorate Steve for a some time, his suit prominently featured his iconic skull.
6. The Punisher’s Kill Count
The Punisher has been active since 1970s. According to Marvel comics editor Stephen Wacker, from 1970-2011 (He wrote these figures in 2011) Punisher had killed 48,502 people. He is a killing machine.
7. The Punisher’s Skull Symbol
His skull symbol is a real-life symbol in the fight against terrorism. Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers wear The Punisher’s signature skull on their gear. It’s their symbol to fight against ISIS.
8. The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe
Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe is one-shot comic book in which Frank Castle kills every superhero and supervillain in the Marvel Universe. This happened in an alternate universe, Earth-95126.
In this story arc Frank Castle’s wife and kids are killed during a battle involving the Avengers, the X-Men, and an alien race called the Brood. After which he kills every superhero and villain in The Marvel Universe. He is helped by the people who had been handicapped and disfigured in the collateral damage of superhero fights. This organization helps him to kill every one of them.
9. Punishers before 2016
Frank Castle’s character has been played by three actors onscreen before 2016. Every film was unrelated with each other. The first film was released in 1989 starring Dolph Lundgren, the second film was released in 2004 starring Thomas Jane and the third film was released in 2008 starring Ray Stevenson.
10. THE PUNISHER 2016 and Beyond
The latest Punisher is Jon Bernthal and everybody loves him after his first appearence in the second season of Marvel Television’s Daredevil. The Punisher is also getting his own series. The trailer have already been released online and the fans are eagerly waiting for THE PUNISHER.
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