is punisher peak human?

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Posted by IAMtheHERO (397 posts) - - Show Bio

????

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#1 Edited by PumpkinBomb (501 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but he is in terrific condition for a guy his age. His real advantage is his sheer amount of combat experience - at least twice as much as Captain America!

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#2 Posted by weaponxxx (429 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely not, guys like Captain America and Daredevil are peak human, Frank Castle.... while badass .... isn't exactly doing a floor routine at the 2012 Olympics.

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#3 Posted by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio
@PumpkinBomb said:
"No, but he is in terrific condition for a guy his age. His real advantage is his sheer amount of combat experience - at least twice as much as Captain America! "

What?!?  Twice as much combat experience?  How so?
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#4 Posted by batman_is_god (1192 posts) - - Show Bio

No. He's in great shape, but "peak human condition" is something comic summaries throw around too much
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#5 Posted by mikezeta (14 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought he had peak human strength and maybe durability but his agility and speed were only above average

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#6 Posted by robokungfu (183 posts) - - Show Bio

Castle was Marine RECON in Vietnam during its worst period for Americans.  He's seen it all on the battle field.  He didn't have the luxury of being injected with super-soldier serum to get his skills.  He just doesn't possess superhuman abilities though I think he could still wipe the floor with plenty of the meta-humans on wits alone.

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#7 Posted by PumpkinBomb (501 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc:  
Cap saw maybe four years of service in WWII, and thirteen or fourteen after been pulled from the ice. Frank Castle has been fighting continuously since the Vietnam War!
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#8 Posted by Jotham (4577 posts) - - Show Bio

No, he's not peak, but he's in pretty good condition. He does seem to heal faster than normal, though.

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#9 Edited by jamesewelch (677 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends if you followed the Franken-Castle story arc. At the end of that arc, he was magically restored to "peak" condition. And he's age was supposedly reset to like 30s. I dunno, I just read that in an interview or review soemwhere and I didn't follow the Franekcastle story arc.

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#10 Posted by spidey 15 (17883 posts) - - Show Bio

His durability and pain tolerance is peak. As for his strength or speed, i have no idea. I always wonder what were his physical conditions. 
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#11 Posted by saiyan_earthling (5902 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure, but he's definitely in good health and condition.

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#12 Posted by daredevil21134 (15939 posts) - - Show Bio
@saiyan_earthling said:
"Not sure, but he's definitely in good health and condition. "
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#13 Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon (2265 posts) - - Show Bio
@PumpkinBomb said:
" No, but he is in terrific condition for a guy his age. His real advantage is his sheer amount of combat experience - at least twice as much as Captain America! "
yup. 
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#14 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7186 posts) - - Show Bio

he'sfit and strong but still way below catain americawho is probably the only true peak human in comics
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#15 Posted by kheranlord12 (1304 posts) - - Show Bio

 low end peak human  

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#16 Posted by Omertalvendetta (509 posts) - - Show Bio

Can someone please educate me or maybe point me to the right direction?  What exactly is peak human condition, as in, what are the factors that fit into that description... it seems it'd be self-explanatory, but I don't like to assume.  Please help?

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#17 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (921 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think so, due to the fact that he is portrayed as being outclassed and having to retreat, at least in Remender's run.

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#18 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio
@fenixREVOLUTION said:
" I don't think so, due to the fact that he is portrayed as being outclassed and having to retreat, at least in Remender's run. "
Are you referring to his fight with Daken?
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#19 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (921 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123: That was one point, but when he ended up running from that SWAT team and and when he was facing all the villains that the Red Hood resurrected he was getting knocked around if I remember, but only when he was outnumbered. Daken is the only example I remember of him being outclassed one on one, but he isn't peak human for sure.
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#20 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio
@fenixREVOLUTION said:
" @InnerVenom123: That was one point, but when he ended up running from that SWAT team and and when he was facing all the villains that The Hood resurrected he was getting knocked around if I remember, but only when he was outnumbered. Daken is the only example I remember of him being outclassed one on one, but he isn't peak human for sure. "
Fixed.
Anyway... I don't recall the SWAT thing.
 
To be fair, he wasn't at his a-game when he fought Daken. (Having to murder your own family with a flamethrower can do that).
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#21 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (921 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123: I guess I'm always in Batman mode. I believe it might have been a SHIELD team, but I believe it took place in the same issue or the issue before his fight with Daken, I think it was leading up to it. It took place in the sewers I believe, it has been a while since I read it. 
 
I can understand that, but I liked Remender portraying him as not being unstoppable against terrible odds.

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