The Punisher (Frank Castle) is one of the most underrated and badass anti-heroes of the Marvel Universe. Imagine if Batman used guns and all sorts of weapons freely, and had no problem killing criminals – that's basically The Punisher. However, there are some moments which were just too awesome. Here are the top 5 moments where Punisher was just pure awesomeness.
5. Punisher goes back in time to kill Al Capone
Frank Castle's family was murdered by a bunch of mobsters, leading him on the path to becoming the Punisher. Since then, he's fought crime and given the criminals a dose of their own medicine. In order to completely abolish organized crime, he decided that the only way was to destroy it from the roots.
So obviously, he went back in time to kill Al Capone. It gets better though, because he once...
4. Hunted down criminals during the Apocalypse
After a nuclear holocaust destroyed most of the world, Castle set out to find the people who were responsible for it. After finding them alive, he mercilessly massacred them on the spot. And he was pretty old at that time. Afterwards, he just walked off as if everything were normal. Man, that's cool. But it wasn't as awesome as the time when...
3. He had The Joker begging for mercy
Not even kidding. It's nearly impossible for anyone to scare Joker, a feat which almost no one has managed to accomplish over the years. However, Punisher was so intimidating that Joker felt really scared for the first time in his life. If you don't believe me, check out the following panels:
Thankfully for Joker, Batman intervened, and he was able to escape with his life. However, this is nothing compared to the time when Punisher and Doctor Strange joined forces as...
2. The Sorcerer Extreme
What's more powerful than the most dangerous vigilante in the Marvel Universe? The most dangerous vigilante with the powers of the most powerful sorcerer! Imagine using all that power hunting down criminals and the amount of destruction it could cause, especially as Punisher does not hesitate to kill. He killed heroes like Hulk and Ghost Rider with but a snap of his fingers, and also Wolverine and Spider-Man in the same issue. Seriously. Here, see for yourself.
All of the things I mentioned above are highly badass. However, the most epic thing Punisher has ever done has only ever been done by one other hero. Guesses?
1. The Punisher kills the Marvel Universe!
Set in a time before Punisher existed, it redefined his origin, showing that his family died in a crossfire between some superheroes and villains. Enraged, he committed himself to destroying every single superhero or villain out there. Some, like Cyclops and Spider-Man, were given a quick death. Others were not so lucky. However, Victor von Doom, a.k.a Dr. Doom, one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe (he survived Thanos's attack, even when Thanos had the Infinity Gauntlet) was especially unlucky.
Daredevil was the last to go. After killing him, Frank Castle decided to finish the whole job, and shot himself as well. Check out the panel below.
So there you have it, five of the most badass Punisher moments. I seriously hope this article made you curious about how awesome The Punisher actually is. You can check him out in the upcoming Season 2 of the Daredevil Netflix series!
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