Main spoiler warning for anybody who hasn’t but watched the whole thing of The Punisher Season 1. Don’t learn on if in case you have episodes left to go.
With the 5 exhibits comprising Marvel’s Defenders-verse, Netflix proved it was greater than high quality with making the widely cheery comedian e book world as darkish, harmful and sanguinary as potential. It is seemingly few had been shocked to see The Punisher is on a whole other level relating to the brooding brutality, each with and with out lethal weapons concerned. (Although something is technically a lethal weapon in Frank Castle’s presence.) Carrying on the custom that Daredevil set just a few years in the past, The Punisher delivered a full season of feral fist-fights, garish gunfights and one notably memorable brawl involving a sledgehammer. Without any superpowered teammates, too.
Since Frank is the type of many who would not put an entire lot of inventory in “additional ado,” let’s leap proper into the most important and most badass fights of The Punisher Season 1. And do not forget that all of the season’s battles and brawls had been up for rivalry right here, not simply the fisticuffs-only fights.
11. The Ball-Gag Bonanza – Ep. 7
The Punisher was largely extra targeted on hyper-violence and its conspiratorial plotline than it was in its characters getting down and soiled between the sheets, however Billy and Madani carried on a sexual relationship, and Micro completely pulled his dong out for Frank. Then there was this pre-coitus interruptus showdown, which began with Colonel Morty Bennett seeking to calm down together with his dominatrix for a relaxed night time of floor-licking and spankings. Frank spoiled the temper together with his have to hack Bennett’s cellphone, and the Anvil safety staff confirmed as much as take Frank out (full with pink laser lights), however our hero made quick work of those troopers in non-lethal methods. He additionally added some insult to the shameful Bennett’s damage by slapping and punching him proper within the face.
10. The Resort Showdown – Ep. 10
A simple standout for the season, The Punisher‘s “Advantage of the Vicious” heist plot aimed for heightened dramatic impact by messing with the hotel-centered timeline of Senator Ori and Karen’s gun management convo. Daniel Webber’s militant bomber Lewis single-handedly infiltrated the Anvil staff, managing to take Karen hostage for some time earlier than lastly blowing himself up. However earlier than that, Frank bought to point out off simply how seemingly unbreakable he’s taking out cops in a stairwell, and by leaping down the center of a stairwell utilizing a firehose as a half-ass bungee wire. (He additionally hung a corpse on his again to dam bullets, which additionally scored factors.) Admittedly, the episode’s fractured timing break up the motion up, thus making the episode’s placement right here challengeable. However I am sticking with it.
9. Lewis Vs. Curtis – Ep. 9
In The Punisher‘s first season, two characters on reverse ends of the identical spectrum had been the PTSD-ridden Lewis Walcott and the extra comfortably acclimated Curtis Hoyle. And although Curtis solely needed to assist the youthful soldier, Lewis was too far gone by the point Curtis found O’Connor’s corpse. Fast because it was, the following home brawl between the 2 males was properly choreographed, and it instantly went from a cheer-worthy struggle to one thing rather more horrifying, with Lewis utilizing Curtis’ personal prosthetic leg to beat his face right into a swollen pulp. I felt barely sickened throughout that scene, pondering that Curtis was certainly lifeless by the tip of it, however he positively lived. And I probably had a repeat feeling of nausea every time we noticed his jacked-up face once more.