10 Facts You Need To Know About The Punisher

2. The Point Of The Skull

When you think of The Punisher, your mind immediately goes to the iconic skull that he paints on his chest. The origin of the skull can be traced to a storyline in which Frank is chasing an enemy sniper in Vietnam named The Monkey.

After being captured and escaping, Punisher paints the skull on a fellow prisoner’s chest as well as on his own. He then kills The Monkey, returns home and keeps using the badass symbol.

It is also a strategic move, hoping that it will draw attention and enemy fire to his chest, which is often bullet proof, and away from the rest of his body.