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#1 Posted by Harryman (432 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I know he was a gangster and cold-blooded man, however, Fisk never struck as a particularly evil individual compared to Osborn, Doc Ock, Carnage, Venom, Shocker, Lizard, etc, etc and probably had a lesser body count than them. He also didn't orchestrate atrocities. Fisk was more on the lines of a corporate figure who cared less to kill innocent civilians and cause mayhem like the maniacs on Spider-Man's rogue list.

In all Fisk through society's cruelty was forced to live of crime and is one of the least 'evil' villains in comic history.

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#2 Posted by Referee (11636 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Fisk was the man who hired Osborn, Doc Ock, Carnage, Venom, Shocker, Lizard, etc, to do all their evil deeds.
  2. and would you consider Lex Luthor evil,? He's the DC version of Fisk
  3. Plus old school Fisk was a lot more hands on against Spiderman

Just food for thought!

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#3 Posted by Harryman (432 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, referencing fisk's hired thugs wasn't good at all to make a valid observation.

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#4 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

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#5 Posted by Harryman (432 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

All that aside...Fisk wasn't that demented compared to Osborn and other superhuman thugs..

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#6 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (17376 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman said:

@danhimself said:

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

All that aside...Fisk wasn't that demented compared to Osborn and other superhuman thugs..

so Fisk isnt evil just because there are worse villains? i dont mean to be rude but thats kinda stupid

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#7 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman said:

@danhimself said:

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

All that aside...Fisk wasn't that demented compared to Osborn and other superhuman thugs..

You don't have to be demented to be evil.

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#8 Edited by TrueMoonchilde (1842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman said:

Yes, I know he was a gangster and cold-blooded man, however, Fisk never struck as a particularly evil individual compared to Osborn, Doc Ock, Carnage, Venom, Shocker, Lizard, etc, etc and probably had a lesser body count than them. He also didn't orchestrate atrocities. Fisk was more on the lines of a corporate figure who cared less to kill innocent civilians and cause mayhem like the maniacs on Spider-Man's rogue list.

In all Fisk through society's cruelty was forced to live of crime and is one of the least 'evil' villains in comic history.

Very bad comparisons.

Fisk maybe doesn't (or at least rarely) gets his own hands dirty, but he is doubtless responsible for many deaths over the years. If I recall correct, he's the one that hired Bullseye to kill Elektra for example. He also put the hit on Aunt May, and those are just name characters that we know about, he is doubtless responsible for dozens, possible hundreds, more. Kingpin may not be the one that pulls that trigger, but he's the one that gives the orders to do so, you could actually argue that makes him worse then the average supervillain.

Additionally, your comparisons are pretty bad.

Ock & Lizard were both originally scientist that were trying to better humanity. The accident that gave them their powers also warped there minds, but in both cases aspects of their former selves occasionally seep through. Villains sure, but not really evil in my mind,

Shocker is the least evil one there. He's just a guy who made a cool weapon and decided to use it to pull a heist. The guy actually tries not to kill, and wont take assassination type jobs. He's more a guy that made some really poor life decisions then a true villain.

Venom's an odd one, he himself thinks of himself as a good guy, and is occasionally a vigilante type character. He's definitely responsible for several deaths though. Certainyl a villains regardless of how he sees himself, not sure if really evil though.

Osborn and Carnage are the only two that you named that are genuinely evil, and are probably the only two that have caused more death's then Fisk. (Maybe also Ock).

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#9 Posted by Inverno (13756 posts) - - Show Bio

Hum... Yes he was a villain. He just doesn't have more impact than the likes of Doctor Doom, Loki and Apocalypse, but he was still head of criminal organization.

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#10 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Harryman said:

@danhimself said:

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

All that aside...Fisk wasn't that demented compared to Osborn and other superhuman thugs..

so Fisk isnt evil just because there are worse villains? i dont mean to be rude but thats kinda stupid

I think he just meant that he wasn't as bad of a villain.

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#11 Posted by tupiaz (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

According to The Man without Fear (some see it as canon other doesn’t) Fisk earns money on child pornography I think that says a lot about Fisk. In general Fisk cares about money first then human life and that is real only the ones that a close to him like Vanessa (even though he has also shown a kind a respect for Daredevil. After all he is helping Daredevil to safe Elektra in Issue #190 (if I remember correctly) Fisk is smart business man and know how to get the job done without getting his own hands dirty. You could say that because of this he is more cowardly because he doesn’t do it himself).

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#12 Posted by duderkyle (190 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

I wasn't Fisk who hired the thug..it was I think Tombstone.

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#13 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

@duderkyle said:

@danhimself said:

of course he was....he's the guy who hired the hitman to kill Aunt May

I wasn't Fisk who hired the thug..it was I think Tombstone.

in Back in Black? no...Kingpin hired a hitman to either kill Peter or if failing that one of his loved ones

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#14 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17181 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought so...I know in The Punisher back in the day he always seemed pretty ruthless.

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#15 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn said:

I thought so...I know in The Punisher back in the day he always seemed pretty ruthless.

Isn't he leading the Hand now as well?

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#16 Posted by joshmightbe (27519 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingpin may not qualify as a Super villain, but he has done some fairly evil things, for a long time he pretty much ran all the organized crime on the east coast and ordered hundreds of murders and assaults

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#17 Posted by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

Fisk was evil to the bone.

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#18 Posted by Juniorducksong (927 posts) - - Show Bio

Not as bad as Doc Ock or Dr. Doom.

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#19 Edited by Quinlan58 (315 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a mob boss. Just because he is not attempting genocide every other week doesn't mean he is not evil af.

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#20 Posted by Spambot (7850 posts) - - Show Bio

Fisk also got a crazed Vietnam era super soldier to literally lay waste to an entire block in hell's kitchen and kill hundreds of people in the process without thinking twice just to get Daredevil out in the open. Fisk has zero morals and is pretty much as evil as any other super villain out there imo if not more so.

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#22 Edited by BlindingLights (923 posts) - - Show Bio

He was kind of sympathetic in Daredevil. He was wanting to go straight before he lost his wife.