For today's edition of Fantasy team-Up, I' pairing up what I feel would be a very natural pairing in the Punisher and The Vigilante.
This one's seriously a no-brainer, and I've brought it up before, especially in a skit, as seen here:
I brought this one up because I see Frank and Adrian having somewhat of a bromance, seeing as how they both have A LOT in common.
Let's take a brief look at the main things they have in common:
- They both lost their families to Mob violence
- They both kill criminals
- They both work outside the law
- They've both worked with and worked against other superheroes and superhero teams
Now of course the there are some slight differences though.
See Adrian seemed to constantly struggle with his actions as the Vigilante.
At first he used non-lethal methods to fight crime. Then after accidentally killing a corrupt cop, he changed his mind on the whole non-lethal thing, and started popping caps in criminal asses.
This quickly lead to his mental state unraveling more and more, where he'd alternate between bouts of intense anger and paranoid, to intense remorse and guilt for his actions. In the end he couldn't handle it anymore and killed himself.
Frank doesn't really suffer from these mental bouts, well not anymore. While it can be debated whether or not he has mental issues (he probably does as well as well as an extreme case of PTSD)
he's never really felt guilt over killing criminals. That's really his therapy.
Regardless of all that, in a perfect setting, I can see both of these guys working VERY well together, killing criminals, swapping stories about their kills, discussing and exchanging weapon-cleaning tips.
And if Adrian is still working as an attorney, he could become a defense attorney strictly to help keep or get Frank out of jail.
I guess Frank would finally meet a lawyer he'd actually like for a change;)
Something to think about....