Welcome to the Marvel's Franken-Castle Thread. Here is also a Link to both the Morbius the Living Vampire, Dracula, and the Werewolf by Night threads. I always been a fan of Punisher. Always liked him, and owned a small portion of his comics too. One of my favorite heroes growing up. Sadly I lost track of this great character over the years, and my Marvel character taste was more toward the Marvel Horror kind of comics. How delightful I was to see a Frankenstein version of Punisher having misadventures with the Legion of Monsters. I was thrilled, so here is my respect thread on this instant Marvel monster.
The story of Punisher is well known enough. Fraken Castle is Punisher with a twist. In his badass last stand against HAMMER and Daken, Punisher was killed.
Punisher while still wounded from past battle takes down HAMMER attempts to ambush him, and the stretches out a close combat fight vs Daken himself till finally overwhelm. Punisher was cut into pieces, and left for dead. However, that is when Morbius decided Punisher would be very useful to help with the Bloodstone problem, and played Frankenstein to make the Punisher better than ever.
Punisher is reborn stronger, tougher, and undead. He is also given the Blood Stone, a powerful magical relic that will heal anyone who holds it while adding more power. With these tools in place, Franken Castle was damn near unstoppable.
Quick bio on Punisher before becoming Franken-Castle.
Some examples of weapons commonly used by Franken Punisher.
Hand canons blow skulls into paste with a shot. Punching fist size holes in bodies.
Laying traps with C4.
Using Hand Grenades to take out several soldiers.
Highly explosive heat base TH3 grenade used on Daken.
Laying traps with Claymore Mines against Lady Gorgon.
Minigun cuts through cyber samurai armor like a hot knife through butter.
Minigun also has unique ammo that drills into a foe.
RPG launcher going to work.
This version of Franken Castle has a high level of Durability thanks to his Frankenstein made body.
Stabbed in the throat or organs means nothing to Frank.
Brushing off being eviscerated with a buzzsaw.
Chainsaw through the body and lifted in the air on its blades to no real effect.
Stabbed over and over Daken and Wolverine and barely slows down.
Hit by Semi Truck, then thrown into an armored Swat Van, then thrown into a explosive sign that collapses on Frank, and finally smashed through block walls. All this after the multiple stabs and slashes from Daken and Wolverine before hand. After all this, Frank was still not KOed.
Flamethrowers show no damage to Frank's body.
The grip of a lava monster fails to show any burn damage to Frank.
Thanks to the Bloodstone, Frank is granted a power healing factor. Powerful enough to turn his dead stitch body into a healthy whole body in months time.
As stated, the Bloodstone that Morbius puts into Franken Castle to heal him of his death regenerates Frank of damage.
Heals his slashed out eyes in panels.
All the damage and claws stabs seen in the first Panel by Wolverine was nearly fully healed after their fight. With Franken Castle feeling better than ever in the last panel.
As a Frankenstein monster, Franken-Castle is insanely strong to his normal human self.
Rips off an Cyborg's arm with one hand.
Overpowers and face plants Deadpool through the stone floor.
Slams Yammato through a thick block wall.
Slams Daken with one hand through an building floor to the one below it.
Kicks Daken through several block walls.
Kicks Daken through several building floors into the rebar.
Overpowers Daken, mangling his body, and breaks his bones with ease with his hands alone.
KOes Wolverine with a few head slams.
Franken-Castle retains all the speed of his human self.
1-2) Fast enough to cut a man in half and in delay fashion body does not fall apart right away.
Keeps up fine with bullet timer Cyborg Samurai that is Yammato fine.
We all know how fast Captain America's shield is when thrown. Cap himself stated it was impossible to think anyone could react and counter it like frank did with his speed and skill.
Daredevil is as fast as Spider Man, with his Radar sense which is as good as Spider Sense honestly. Punisher gets the needed shot in close combat fine.
Here is Daken. A guy who is as fast as Spider Man, way more skilled, and has Pheromones benefit to through people off every fight. Punisher has a decent battle with Daken, and even after being stabbed twice before hand, reacts to Daken fine. Catching Daken's one stab attempt with his left hand, and pumping him full of lead with the other hand.
Punisher dodges Spider Man's bullet speed webbing, and blasts him with the shot gun that Spidey was unable to dodge or avoid
As expected of Punisher, Franken-Castle retains the same skill and abilities as his human self. A incredible marksmen.
Punisher knows how to handle "Speedsters" and what tactics to use on them as seen with this Speedster who moves at Mach 2.
We all know Daredevil swings the Billy Club fast enough to outpace bullets. Frank not only reacts but shoots it in half.
Punisher tags easy a dodging Wolverine. A guy as fast as Peter and way more skilled.
Insane feat here as Punisher is being punched and jumps on by Spider Man. All the while some crooks escape in a car. Punisher not only has the speed, and accuracy to make a shot past Spidey, but Punisher time the shot with the falling sign to perfectly land on the crooks car as they drove off. He made this impossible shot on a cable wire, with a inaccurate at this range handgun, all the while having Spider Man on his ass!
Frank knows Spider man style and limits. He has tag Spider Man trying to dodge him already.
Frank is so good and accurate to dodge Spider Man's webbing while shooting off both Web Shooter off Spider Man's wrist.
Frank here again reacts to Spider Man's speed and Spider Sense fine in close combat, and has the skill and accuracy to pin Spider Man to the wall with two throwing knives without harming Spider Man.
Punisher is highly train and skilled fighter. A master of military tactics, and expert in all real world weapons. A proven prep genius too.
As stated in his own bios, Punisher is highly skilled in multiple forms of combat, and a expert strategist, expert sharpshooter,, and a expert in various firearms, explosives, and bladed weapons.
Punisher was trained by Captain America himself in boot camp.
Punisher was always shown to train himself non stop everyday in new ways.
Punisher proves his worth as a fighter to always find a edge no matter the skill of the opposition.
Punisher trained hard every chance he could with Elektra to improve his fighting.
Punisher tactical skill is so good that even Captain America during the Dark Reign time frame was asking Punisher to help plan ops for the New Avengers.
Some great fights that Franken-Castle had in his short run.
Castle taking on this cyborg samurai army and there leader. Comments on the skill and speed of the leader but wins anyway.
Franken Castle takes down a army of ghouls and cyber samurai to only be sneak attack by Hellsgarrd. Hellsgaard is strong and versatile enough to fight Marvel Dracula on even footing, and Castle here takes everything Hellsgaard has and more even though Castle is mentally impaired during this fight.
Franken Castle while mentally hindered fights Deadpool.
Franken Castle faces Lady Gorgon and her Hand army. Castle easily shows high degree of stealth, skill, and durability to just walk over her best efforts.
In this epic long war, we have four battles one after the other in non stop gauntlet. Franken Castle first fight has him for the most part matching Daken fine. During the fight his mental ability started to affect him, and lead Daken into his booby traps while popping brain pills for focuse. Second round of fighting is Punisher dominating Daken in the subways. Daken lands in Frank's traps, but then Daken hacks and slashes Frank when in close combat, but to no avail. Punsher again like the first fight keeps up fine in both speed, and skill. In this fight, Daken is overwhelm by the added gear, strength, durability, and minor healing Punisher now has. Daken cannot keep Punisher down, and Punisher just overwhelms Daken's healing factor. Daken tries to escape to heal only for Punisher to continue to wreck him till Daken is KOed. Then Wolverine steps up in the third fight. Short live fight as Punisher flat out KOes Wolverine after a scuffle, but not before Logan adds more damage to Frank for the Bloodstone to keep up with in healing. Now we hit the fourth fight where Daken runs away again, with Frank in pursuit. Punisher at this point is damage pretty good and still chugging on. Daken this time uses a little prep to get the jump on Frank with a semi truck. Punisher while pinned and heavily damage then has the Bloodstone cut out of him, and then is in turn ragdolled by Daken with new found strength and healing powers. After the ragdoll beating that Punisher takes, is nearly KOed till Wolverine hits Frank with some electricity. Which recharges Frank. After this they team up to easy beat Daken together. It took three previous separate fights to wear Punisher down with the two Wolverines, and only by the fourth fight does Daken figure a cheap way to win, and even then Castle is back in the fight for the final round five and beats Daken yet again.
Franken-Castle takes out all these giant monsters with just his machete. Collapses from the damage taken though.