I don’t think the argument is really about whether or not he should, but whether the show wants us to think about it. I thought it did, for a second or two when it showed the faces of the soldiers who were being cut down, but I read it as Siede reads it: sometimes the show starts to do it, then backs away entirely. Read more
Comics Frank Castle isn’t a terribly interesting character so we lucked out in having showrunners and an actor who wanted to do more with the concept.
These days, there have been so many takes on the Punisher that it’s kind of a choose your own adventure of head cannon for writers and fans. The Punisher who just rains down bullets with a skull shirt isn’t really the character that Marvel put out, and is more of a function of how he’s viewed by main characters when… Read more