Frank Castle

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Name: Frank Castle
Occupation: Vigilante, Former Marine
Relationships: Maria Castle (Wife, Deceased),
Karen Page (Love Interest)
Fandom: Marvel Comics - Punisher
MCU - Daredevil (TV series), Punisher (TV series)
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Frank Castle is a Marvel Comics character, who has appeared in several live-action adaptations. Most recently Frank Castle has appeared as The Punisher in the Daredevil and Punisher TV series, which are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.



TV Series

Frank Castle first appears in Daredevil season 2. He is determined to kill everyone associated with the deaths of his family. This puts him in conflict with Matt Murdock's Daredevil. Frank is arrested, put on trial and convicted for his crimes. He escapes from prison with help from the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, and begins to realise that his family was murdered by his former commanding officer, Ray Schoonover (Blacksmith) to cover up his crimes in Afghanistan. Castle kills the Blacksmith, alienating his last friend Karen Page in the process.

In the Punisher season 1, Frank Castle is presumed dead and trying to live a normal life. He is approached by Micro, a hacker who knows why Frank and his family were targeted. Frank is initially mistrustful and approaches Karen Page to find out more about Micro. He kidnaps Micro, interrogating him, before the two eventually agree to work together.

Other Appearances



TV Series


Based on works currently on Ao3, Frank Castle/Karen Page is the most popular pairing for Frank, as is known by the ship name Kastle. The most popular slash pairing is Frank Castle/Matt Murdock. The gen pairings of Frank Castle & Karen Page and Frank Castle & Matt Murdock are also quite common.[1]

Some fics are tagged Frank Castle/Maria Castle, pairing Frank with his deceased wife. Many of these works show this pairing as a past relationship, and focus Frank's grief or guilt, often as he begins a new relationship. Others works are Everybody Lives AUs or pre-canon works.

With the release of Punisher (TV series) on Netflix, new pairings for Frank appeared, including Frank Castle/Micro and Frank Castle Billy Russo.[2]





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  1. ^ Works in the Frank Castle character tag on Ao3 as of 7/2/2018, Frank Castle/Karen Page (1066) Frank Castle/Matt Murdock (420) Frank Castle & Karen Page (292) Frank Castle/Reader (117) Matt Murdock/Karen Page (68) Frank Castle/Maria Castle (56) Matt Murdock/Franklin "Foggy" Nelson (52) Frank Castle & Matt Murdock (38) James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers (31) Matt Murdock/Elektra Natchios (29)
  2. ^ Works in Punisher (TV series) fandom on Ao3 as of 7/2/2018,Frank Castle/Karen Page (450) Frank Castle & Karen Page (118) Frank Castle/Reader (44) Frank Castle/Matt Murdock (44) Frank Castle/Maria Castle (33) David "Micro" Lieberman/Sarah Lieberman (24) Frank Castle/Billy Russo (21) Frank Castle/Original Female Character(s) (16) Frank Castle/David "Micro" Lieberman (13) Frank Castle & Curtis Hoyle