Punisher is a vigilante who considers killing, kidnapping, extortion,
coercion, threats of violence and torture to be acceptable
crime-fighting tactics. Driven by the deaths of his family, who were
killed by the mob when they witnessed a gangland execution in New York
City'sCentral Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all
criminals in general by using all manner of weaponry. A war veteran,
Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, hand-to-hand
combat, and a wide variety of weapons.
the '70s, when
I was writing comics at DC and Marvel, I made it a practice to sketch
my own ideas for the costumes of new characters — heroes and
villains — which I offered to the artists as a crude
representing the image I had in mind. I had done that with the Punisher
The Punisher has fought virtually every known criminal organization
including the Italian Mafia, the Russian Mafia, the Japanese Yakuza,
the Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, the Aryan Brotherhood, the
Chinese Triads, Jamaican Yardies, the Irish Mob, biker gangs, street
gangs, gunrunning militias, muggers, killers, rapists, psychopaths,
violent racists, sadists, pedophiles, thieves, and corrupt city
officials. He also assaults criminal business enterprises such as
drugs, weapons smuggling, money laundering and human trafficking. The
Punisher has been fighting organized crime for long enough that he
knows their modus operandi and can often predict their actions. Many of
these organizations have tried to kill the Punisher, using both their
own men and hired contract killers.
Punisher is a seasoned combat veteran of exceptional skills. A former
U.S. Marine Captain with a distinguished combat record, Castle
underwent Reconnaissance, Force Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper
training while in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attained dockets that
permitted him to train with the U.S. Army Airborne School and the U.S.
Navy Underwater Demolition Team, becoming qualified as a Navy SEAL.
List of Frank Castle training/schools