Punisher

History

Frank Castle was a horrible kid — an only child of too-old parents, he ran wild and rough in Hell's Kitchen. He was, however, an exceptional Marine. Force Recon, cross-training with other elite units, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, and other awards. On one of his leaves, he met a woman named Maria, started dating her, and got her pregnant. He proved to be a slightly-less-exceptional father and husband, but not a bad one, when he was around. He ended up with two children, a boy and a girl. Frank was assigned to Cerberus Squad, working with an anonymous CIA Agent they called Agent Orange.

Cerberus Squad killed, tortured, destroyed, and maimed their way across Afghanistan, putting fear into the hearts of their enemies, work that was hard on even a tough soul like Frank's. A mission went wrong, leading to the death of many of Cerberus Squad, and to Frank clearing a path to extraction for them. He nearly killed Agent Orange when the spook asked about the mission's target rather than the wounded men. He had to be pulled off Orange by his friend Billy Russo, who confided that he was leaving the Corps and striking out on his own. Frank decided he couldn't abandon the Corps like that, and signed up for one more tour, although he left Cerberus Squad.

Toward the end of his last tour, Frank was on leave with his wife and children when they were caught in a gunfight. Frank took a bullet to the head, but survived. His family did not. They were gunned down before his eyes before he faded into unconsciousness. He almost didn't wake up, as a fake Do Not Resuscitate note was put in his file to try to ensure he wouldn't wake up from the attack. Despite this, he recovered and left the hospital almost immediately.

Before he was even fully-healed, he discovered that several gangs were implicated in the deaths of his family, and he began hunting down and executing them, striking up new horror in the criminal underworld of New York.

Recent Events

Over the course of several months, Frank Castle killed several dozen members of the Kitchen Irish, Mexican Cartel, and Dogs of Hell gangs operating out of Hell's Kitchen. His story has appeared on the podcast VigiWatch, and he is wanted by the NYPD as a suspect in a score or more of murders, including DA Samantha Reyes and Doctor Gregory Tepper. He is wanted by the GCPD as a suspect in the death of a dozen GCPD officers at the Tri-Cities Law Enforcement Convention.

The Punisher has continued to be seen around New York, and occasionally in Gotham, but strangely enough, he's been spending more time asking questions than killing criminals over the last month or so.

Personality

Gruff, direct, military-proper.

RP Hooks

Veteran Marine: It's not hard to tell another service-person, and Frank's always happy to talk to them, especially if they're a veteran Marine too.

Driven: Frank has a purpose at the moment, and he's doing his best to shake down the Underworld (figurative, not literal) to find it. Frank's likely to run into other people involved with crime, especially in NYC.

Defenders-Adjacent: Frank has connected to many of the Defenders, and can sometimes be found around Luke's in Harlem.

Birds-Adjacent: For someone living in New York, Frank finds himself in Gotham with surprisingly regularity. It likely has to do with his friendship with several of the Birds of Prey.

Relationships

{$page} Bill
My brother, not in blood born, but in blood shed. Right now I'm trouble you don't need, Bill, and damned if the idea of seeing you and remembering all the good times doesn't hurt, man.
{$page} Curtis
I'm pretty sure I'd trust you with anything, man. You might even be the best man I know. I got your back, and I know you got mine, but I'm trouble you don't need right now.
{$page} Red
At first, I thought you were just another nosy mask come to shut me down. Then you were an ally. Now, you're part of this weird-ass family that I've found.
{$page} Luke
The Corps would be a whole lot different if we were all bulletproof like you, man. Can't think of anyone better to be the heart of this weird-ass family.
{$page} Twitch
Reliably unreliable. You might be more messed up than me. But your heart's in the right place, even if other parts of you ain't all the time. I got your back.
{$page} Dinah
I'm glad you and Red got each other to watch your backs. You're a real kick in the pants, and that's a good thing. Welccome to the family.
{$page} Nelson
Thought you were the Cowardly Lion, but there's a spine in there after all. We got a deal, and it's a deal I mean to follow through on.

 

Character Sheet

None.

Miscellaneous

"One batch, two batch, penny and dime."
"I don't want this city. I don't want any city."
"You put them down, they get back up again. I put them down, they don't get back up again."

Gallery

Appearances

February 01, 2019. Two Birds on a Wire

Soldier brothers reconnect. Billy talks out of both sides of his mouth.

Posted On: 02 Feb 2019 23:50 (Related Tags: billy-russo punisher)


January 08, 2019. The Punished Punisher

Frank brings Max down to visit Dinah and Babs, even though he shouldn't be moving.

Posted On: 10 Jan 2019 04:04 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary punisher)


January 06, 2019. Midnight in the Alley of Good and Evil

The Punisher falls for a trap and Daredevil… helps him?

Posted On: 10 Jan 2019 03:57 (Related Tags: daredevil punisher)


January 06, 2019. In Which Frank Tries to Pay It Forward and Makes Michael Paranoid

What it says on the tin.

Posted On: 07 Jan 2019 04:42 (Related Tags: punisher rule-britannia)


January 05, 2019. Coffee With A Cop

Frank meets with Dick. Perhaps surprisingly, it goes swimmingly.

Posted On: 06 Jan 2019 05:11 (Related Tags: nightwing punisher)


January 05, 2019. Billionaires and Blackmailers?

Danny meets "Pete," and discusses a problem with Luke.

Posted On: 06 Jan 2019 05:04 (Related Tags: iron-fist power-man punisher)


January 04, 2019. A Stubborn Hellraiser

Clint and Frank are both watching the same group of Hellraisers. They decide to do a team-up.

Posted On: 05 Jan 2019 08:52 (Related Tags: hawkeye-barton punisher)


January 04, 2019. Snow White and Rambo Launch a Buddy Cop Movie

Frank Castle and Jessica Jones begin an uneasy case collaboration.

Posted On: 05 Jan 2019 04:57 (Related Tags: jessica-jones punisher)


January 03, 2019. The Big J.O.B.

Luke has an offer for Frank — erm, Pete.

Posted On: 04 Jan 2019 07:48 (Related Tags: power-man punisher)


January 02, 2019. Therapy Dog

Max (and Frank) help Babs with some of her anger issues, or at least with a temporarily-better mood.

Posted On: 04 Jan 2019 23:24 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


January 02, 2019. The Spice Boys

Psylocke and the Punisher run into a couple of suspicious characters — and not just each other.

Posted On: 03 Jan 2019 06:03 (Related Tags: psylocke punisher)


January 01, 2019. World Peas

Frank plays corpsman for Colleen after a rough New Year's Eve.

Posted On: 02 Jan 2019 23:23 (Related Tags: colleen-wing punisher)


The Punisher
Full Name: Francis "Frank" David Castle, Sr
Code Name: The Punisher
Occupation: Line Cook at Luke's/Vigilante
Aliases: Pete Castiglione
Reg. Status: Human
Alignment: Neutral
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: Defenders
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Species Detail: Marine
Age: 37
Height: 5'10"
Build: Broad
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Jon Bernthal
Theme Song: "Born in the USA," Bruce Springsteen
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: punisher
Played Since: Nov 18, 2018

Last Posted Activity: 02 Feb 2019 23:50

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