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

July 14, 2019. Ego Cleanup, Aisle One

Frank and Helena are helping around Sherwood Florist when a customer arrives.

Posted On: 17 Jul 2019 01:39 (Related Tags: black-canary hellcat huntress punisher)


July 11, 2019. Another Night of Dancing

Another night for folks to dance their cares away at The Punchline, Gotham's new premier nightclub!

Posted On: 12 Jul 2019 22:18 (Related Tags: angel batgirl batman black-canary dazzler harley-quinn norah-walker power-woman punisher vixen)


July 09, 2019. No Debriefs After Brooklyn

After the raid on the metahuman trafficking center, four vigilantes talk about just about everything BUT their recent mission.

Posted On: 11 Jul 2019 07:20 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary huntress punisher)


July 09, 2019. No Sleep Til Brooklyn

The Birds of Prey — and Domino, Spider-Man (2), and Doctor Fate! — infiltrate and rescue metahumans from mob-funded traffickers. Unfortunately, the news doesn't spin that well for our heroes.

Posted On: 10 Jul 2019 05:02 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary domino fate-nassour hawkgirl jessica-jones punisher spider-man-morales)


July 07, 2019. Intel (AKA Vacation)

Babs and Frank take a "vacation" to Atlantic City to track one of the traffickers dealing in metahumans.

Posted On: 10 Jul 2019 05:15 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


July 07, 2019. Boys and Their Toys

Batgirl baits Rocket for a conversation, but really we're just here to watch a friendship bud between Rocket and Frank.

Posted On: 08 Jul 2019 17:53 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher rocket)


July 01, 2019. The Cavalry Regroups

Dinah, Babs, and Frank regroup at the Lance house and talk about WTF just happened.

Posted On: 04 Jul 2019 06:49 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary punisher)


July 01, 2019. The Cavalry is Late

Frank arrives in Gotham to find Babs and Dinah have made it out of trouble on their own (for certain definitions of "made it out" and "on their own").

Posted On: 04 Jul 2019 03:03 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


June 30, 2019. Near-Tears in the Rain

Frank and Babs have dinner at a Gotham diner in the midst of a storm. A familiar cop stops by, and Frank gets emotional.

Posted On: 02 Jul 2019 00:32 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


June 26, 2019. You Do You, Babs

After Frank gets his van, he stops by the Birbhouse to see if Babs is around; she shares with him a new goal she has and does the "girlfriend thing" by checking in on what he thinks about it. He is Frank about it.

Posted On: 29 Jun 2019 01:15 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


June 26, 2019. Gotham Junk

Frank goes looking for a van and finds one at Serenity's junkyard

Posted On: 27 Jun 2019 04:00 (Related Tags: punisher serenity)


June 17, 2019. Breakfast for the Birds

Frank cooks breakfast for Dinah and Babs.

Posted On: 18 Jun 2019 05:59 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary punisher)


June 15, 2019. Poor Tommy

Frank finds someone lurking outside Punisher Keep.

Posted On: 18 Jun 2019 06:16 (Related Tags: punisher)


June 14, 2019. GAARD

Babs installs Frank's new security system, and he meets his own AI — GAARD.

Posted On: 12 Jun 2019 16:30 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


June 11, 2019. Super-Bad Advice

Maybe Frank isn't the right one for Supergirl to ask for advice.

Posted On: 13 Jun 2019 06:33 (Related Tags: punisher supergirl)


June 10, 2019. Road Trip!

Frank and Babs take a two-day road trip. It involves relaxation, feelings, and a bar-fight.

Posted On: 11 Jun 2019 06:47 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


June 05, 2019. Punisher Keep

Babs sets up Frank in a new home that just so happens to be part of Falcone's warehouse acquisitions in Jersey City.

Posted On: 08 Jun 2019 22:37 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


June 05, 2019. Back to the Grind

Babs has something for Frank to help her with.

Posted On: 07 Jun 2019 05:30 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


May 28, 2019. Frank's Back in Gotham

Frank Castle returns to Gotham for work, but not the bloody kind, and Barbara Gordon catches up with him.

Posted On: 02 Jun 2019 02:34 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


May 27, 2019. A Couple of Leathernecks Catch Up

Frank's back in town, and he catches up with Luke.

Posted On: 13 Jun 2019 06:28 (Related Tags: power-man punisher)


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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: 17 Jul 2019 01:39

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