The Punisher

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.
~ The Punisher

I leave this as a declaration of intent, so no one will be confused. One: "Si vis pacem, para bellum." Latin. Boot Camp Sergeant made us recite it like a prayer. "Si vis pacem, para bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war. Two: Frank Castle is dead. He died with his family. Three: in certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue... natural justice. This is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response. No, not vengeance. Punishment."
~ The Punisher in the 2004 movie

Those who do evil to others - the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists - you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me The Punisher.
~ The Punisher in the 2004 movie

Para bellum. Si vis pacem, para bellum. Every dawn, the boot camp sergeant made them recite it, like a prayer. A litany. A declaration. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

I've no idea how things will end up. Chances are, I won't be around to explain myself later. So I'm making this journal, starting here, as a declaration of intent, so that no one will be in any doubt. Point one: Frank Castle is dead. However, the message has yet to reach his body, and so it continues to twitch. Who can say what it might do before it stops moving? Point two: Sometimes the law is helpless to act, even when it identifies the guilty. It follows therefore, that sometimes it is necessary to act outside the law, to shame its inadequacy, to pursue a natural justice. I'm not talking about vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive. It's a tawdry, emotional response no better than the act that provokes it. I'm talking about... punishment. Point three: I am up to the task. When I do my job, it gets done. No screw-ups, no errors, no mistakes. Point four: Consider this motto, 'Si vis pacem, para bellum.' 'If you want peace, prepare for war.''

~ Frank Castle, The Punisher: Year One

They hated that old man so much they shot him through my family. The world went crazy on a summer's day in Central Park, In the time before UZIs and Berettas, before nine millimeter popguns ruled the streets. It was a Thompson, like the ones our fathers carried, and I recognized its rattle even as its big, man-stopping forty-fives punched blood and breath from my lungs. I hit the ground besides my daughter. She's been gutshot, badly, and when she saw the things that boiled and wriggled from her belly the expression on her face was not a little girl's. My wife bled out later on the operating table, her heart a gaping hole her life drained through. Whenever I get careless, that yearning in her eyes creeps up and brings me to my knees. Right then the old man's soldiers started shooting back. My son dropped wordlessly, without a mark on him. I took a breath that cut like glass, spat blood, rose to my knees, picked up the boy and searched in vain for entry wounds. The bullet had entered through his open mouth. That was our picnic in the park. And now every night I go out and make the world sane.
~ Frank Castle, The Punisher #1, "In the Beginning"

The Punisher is a character from Marvel Comics.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far

Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 2
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents


Born in Queens, New York, Frank Castle serving four years in the Vietnam War, Castle's life was changed forever after his family was gunned down by mobsters. He dedicated his life to using his skills as a Marine to wage war against the criminal underworld.

Death Battle Info


  • Real Name: Frank "Castle" Castiglione
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 91 kg / 200 lbs
  • Former US Marine Captain
  • 4 year Vietnam Veteran
  • Age:45 (during his peak in popularity during the 1990s)
  • Is of Italian-American descent.


  • Ka-bar & Gerber Mark 2 knives
  • Basically any real-life gun you can think of (Kid-friendly versions of Punisher use laser or plasma guns but are functionally the same).
    • Assault rifles
    • Grenade launchers
    • Shotguns
    • Pistols
    • Mini-Gun and Machine Guns
    • Sniper rifles
    • Uzis
    • RPG
      • Sometimes carries special ammunition
        • Non-lethal "mercy"
        • Armor-piercing
        • Adamantium-tipped
  • Various torture and execution methods.
  • Heavy bulletproof chest plate.War Machine
  • War Machine Armor

Fighting Styles

  • Nash Ryu Jujitsu
  • Ninjutsu
  • Shorin-Ryu Karate
  • Hwarang-Do
  • Chin Na
  • On par with superhuman martial artists in terms of skills including Spider-Man, Kraven the Hunter, Kingpin, Daredevil, and Captain America.


  • Martial artist
  • High Pain Tolerance
  • Peak Human Conditioning
  • Peak Human Strength
  • Excellent reflexes
  • Marksmanship


  • Regularly defeats hordes of other human gunmen all by himself.
    • This includes fighting hordes of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. [1]
    • Included a gang of 42 in one sitting
  • Thrown off 8 attackers at once
  • Consistently shown to be able to lift individuals with one hand
  • Decapitated a man with a cleaver
  • Blocked Captain America's shield.
  • Killed Vulture (Jimmy Natale) and The Russian.
  • Survived an encounter with Electro.
  • Tranquilized Daredevil.
  • Killed the Kingpin in PunisherMax (Non-canon).
  • Fought evenly with Moon Knight before the fight was interrupted.
  • Is so dangerous not even S.H.I.E.L.D can't find him or protect an important guy from him.
  • Stole a bomb from the military.
  • Tanked a blast from a very old Iron Man Armor.
  • Held his own against Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Captain America and much more.
  • Beat several superhumans including The Russian (Superhuman immune to bullets and knives).
  • Resisted Ghost Rider's Penance Stare by in his own words, "regretting nothing".
  • Tracks down Captain America's Rebel HQ.
  • Survived multiple encounters with Wolverine
    • Ran over Wolverine with a steamroller. [1]
  • Captures Spider-Man.
  • Easily defeated Deadpool.
  • Fell off a building top onto his back, got back up
  • Lost a rib to a shotgun, kept fighting
  • Got back up after rifle butt hit his head and broke the rifle stock
  • Caught piece of glass in hands and broke it
  • Removed knife after being stabbed
  • Walked off a car crash despite broken bones
  • Intentionally took shrapnel from a claymore mine to use it as a weapon later
  • Hit by two tasers, yet still managed to draw and fire both guns
  • Saved Deadpool and Spider-Man from the Wrecking Crew
  • Systematically took down Wolverine (hit with RPG), Spidey (lured him into mine trap), and Daredevil
  • Once killed the Marvel Universe (both of every heroes and villains) (in a one-shot format comic)


  • Is still 100% human with no actual superpowers.
  • While his chest is normally armored; his limbs and face rarely are so.
  • Mentally unstable, sadistic, violent, temperamental and a psychopath. His vengeful nature made him infamous for his brutal methods of torture and mutilation.