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Reverend Meteor

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Iron Man Unit 007

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Subj: Re: Anyone watching the Netflix Punisher series?
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 at 08:53:37 am EST (Viewed 43 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Anyone watching the Netflix Punisher series?
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 at 12:02:45 am EST (Viewed 46 times)




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    I think he has always been a soldier from day one, but I may be wrong.



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    At first he was a Vietnam vet then with the sliding timeline he's been retro'd into a Desert Storm/War on Terror vet.


I really don't think he was back in those old ASM issues. He debuted during the Vietnam war not after.



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    But his skill set is the same, counter terrorism, hand to hand combat, weapons master, ace sniper, etc etc.



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    As to Punisher being a hero or a nutcase, I've always felt that depends completely on the reader's point of view, much like what they did in Daredevil Season 2. In the show, they showed evidence that Frank may have some "drain bamage" from the bullet to the head he took when his family was killed. DD season 2 even had someone state that he was dead for a full minute before his heart started back up on his own......thus showing will power/determination and perhaps a slight touch of the mystic given that in the 90's he was briefly an agent of heaven (bad story!)



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    Yet both DD Season 2 and the Punisher series would also indicate that Frank's brain is physically working quite well and that he has mental issues from the war, plus the covert ops work he did plus his family being killed.



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    Evil?



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    "Drain bamaged"?



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    PTSD?



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    Supernatural?



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    Or in full possession of his faculties and is simply determined to avenge his family?



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    Or a combination of the above?



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    Now on the other hand, in the Punisher series that kid soldier who basically became a new version of the uni-bomber was a walking case of PTSD who just couldn't handle what he did overseas and couldn't adjust back to being a civilian. The comparison between him and the Punisher stops and starts with them being ex-soldiers, but Frank doesn't go around blowing up innocents. he only targets the ones that killed his family and other criminals that may cross his path. The kid however was blowing up anyone and everyone, he was no hero just a tormented soul and a murderer of innocents.






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