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With Jon Bernthal's powerful portrayal of The Punisher in Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, fans wanted more and a solo-series was fast tracked to released in November 2017 to countless fans excitement. Yet his lack of superpowers has always led many to dispute his status as one of the most powerful, but once you look through the comics you find dozens of instances where The Punisher goes toe-to-toe with some of the most well-known heroes in the Marvel Universe. Although these interactions are often in alternate universes, the fact remains that The Punisher has gone through the heroes of Marvel like a hot knife through butter.
The Fall of Spider-Man
Lights Out For Cyclops
Cyclops is the first hero to interact with Frank and tries to console him by explaining that there was no time for an evacuation. This is when The Punisher is "born" and he shoots Cyclops in the head before shooting at the remaining heroes killing Jubilee and Hawkeye before being subdued by Wolverine and Colossus.
Wolverine Is Shocked To Death... Literally
Toward the end of the Punisher's warpath in the Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe saga, Frank encounters a drunk Wolverine. With Wolverine already out of sorts, it doesn't take The Punisher long to gain the upper hand in the fight and toss Wolverine into an electrical generator.
This is the sort of flexibility that an alternative universe allows, since Wolverine has survived similar near-death experiences before. But in this venture, Wolverine is left as nothing more than a skeleton and allows The Punisher to move on to his final targets.
Captain America Surrenders
Early on in this story line, The Punisher is given one of his greatest tests: killing his hero, Captain America. It's here that The Punisher teams up with Captain America, Wolverine and Deadpool to stop the enraged and infected Hulk. While searching, the team splits up to face the growing mob of cannibals and search for Hulk - Captain America stays with The Punisher to focus on the mob, but in the middle of the fight it appears that Cap starts showing signs of infection.
While still in control of his own actions, Captain America begs The Punisher to kill him.
Captain America ... Again
Although it appears that Cap has the upper hand in their scuffle, Captain America calls Frank a disgrace to the military. Frank's resolve is only hardened as he points out that Captain America had no idea what sort of war Frank had been waging as he had thought their entire fight through and stashed a pistol. As Frank reveals the pistol, he pulls the trigger and shoots Captain America in the head, leaving only one more hero to be hunted down.
Daredevil Tries To Sway The Punisher, But Fails
Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock, is one of The Punisher's closest allies - even though Frank doesn't know Matt's true identity. Throughout the comics The Punisher has killed Daredevil a couple times: cannibal Daredevil on purpose, and accidentally by shooting him with a tranquilizer dart that causes him to fall from a building. Yet, in the Punisher Kills story line, we find that The Punisher saves Daredevil to be his final foe.
As the battle rages, Daredevil tries to sway The Punisher, but his words fall on deaf ears as The Punisher stabs Daredevil. Yet, with his final, Daredevil reveals that his true identity was Matt Murdock - teaching Frank that every person he has killed was a real person behind the mask.