How come despite killing thousands of criminals, Frank Castle does little to nothing to change anything?

How come despite killing thousands of criminals, Frank Castle does little to nothing to change anything? Cartels and gangsters never go away even with him trying to scare them.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's a fraud. He doesn't kill any major supervillain. Dude shoot some low gangsters and think his job's done.
    Even in a universe where there is no super villains he is still ineffective.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Superhero logic. Villains that die and stay dead aren't important and popular. And any that do get replaced by someone else. When it comes to normal criminals, Frank can kill them but then some more take their place. He could nuke Gangstertopia and it'll be repopulated next story.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because status quo, same reason why Spider-Man and Batman got their moronic no kill rule as an excuse, to avoid this kind of problem

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Killing criminals is like using buckets of water to try and unscuttle a ship. More criminals always flow in.

    >why doesn't he kill anyone important
    There's no watsonian explanation for this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm almost certain he explains as to why he doesn't go after super villains in one of his comics. He just leaves them to the Avengers since they're more capable to deal with that size of a problem.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So even he knows he's a fraud?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        several important villains are just normal people like Norman and Kingpin, others are not a threat to him with the right weapons like Purple Man

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Kingpin
          MAX showed that die Frank would die in the act

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because punisher MAX is canon and frank doesnt actually give a shit as long as he has an excuse to continue being at war with something. if they solved crime on earth hed just go to space but cosmic punisher is to fun of an idea for modern marvel to keep around

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Punisher isn't trying to scare away crime, he's just murdering criminals until he dies. Given his MO of "murder the frick out of a criminal ring, then move on" the likelihood of you being affected by him is pretty low, he's not systematically trying to dismantle every criminal ring in the world and the most due diligence you get is he circles back. The sole demographic of people he targets is "yeah I'm willing to die for this shit" so majority will probably assess the risk of the boogeyman showing up one day is worth it.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    None of it is real

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why I appreciate Nolan's take on Batman. He envisioned a story where Batman was just a temporary mission for him (He was only Batman for canonically 2-3 years) and he succeeded at his goal at stopping organized crime in Gotham and it would probably me alot harder to do that if Super Villains attacked Gotham every week.
    Punisher works better when you put him into more "real world" settings where someone like Frank would really shake things up. Plop him into the GTA universe and he would be a force to be reckoned with and it would create a rippling effect to all the in-universe Crime syndicates

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Frank Castle does little to nothing to change anything?
    He kills criminals, he's not trying to do anything else.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a comic

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still better than Bat-enabler

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Mystic Earther

    The thing is that originally Frank Castle (30-50 years ago) would take out specific "worst of the worst" just to give the world some peace - a new criminal always take their place, but some were monsters. He only failed to nail Kingpin. I guess modern writer's just put him in a Sysiphian endless loop.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    isn't that basically the drug war in a nutshell?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Actually in the mid 90s in a warzone or war journal issue iirc there’s an issue where he actually did so much work that the gangs just stopped out of fear and he had to go on vacation

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