The Punisher: Characters and stories we won’t see on Netflix

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Up is Down, Black is White

The best way to take on the Punisher is to get him off of his game. This is easier said than done. Frank Castle doesn’t get rattled easy. Mobster Nicolas Cavella found a way to do it. He filmed himself peeing on the bones of Castle’s dead family and sent the footage to the news. When Punisher saw this, he still doesn’t go crazy. He just ups his kills. he remained calculated. Every crime scene he leaves a message to bury his family or the slaughter continues.

Up is Down, Black is White” shows one of the worst villains in any Punisher story. Most of his enemies have some skills. Nicolas Cavella just uses people and rarely gets his hands dirty unless he has to. Even then he tries to find a way to weasel out of things. He wants to be hardcore, but he’s just soft and scared. His death was perfect and the way Punisher told Nicky he wasn’t special was perfect. Right before he kills him Castle says, “You made it personal, Cavella. But all that buys you is a little more pain than most.”

The best part of this story was Kathryn O’Brien. She was a bad-@$$. She could fight, shoot a gun, and was smarter than almost anyone she encountered. Her and Castle had a very weird relationship. She was infatuated with him from the moment she saw him and despite her past, it seemed like Castle loved her. She is someone who could have been just as interesting as Amy was in season 2 of Punisher.