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Old 12-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #34
Respectfully disagreeing.
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Default Re: Is it time for Frank Castle to punish Iraq instead of Nam?

Absolutely not. Viet Nam is what shaped the Punisher and gave birth to the level of brutality and darkness in which the character thrives. Without trying to offend anyone, our wars in the Middle-East are/were not as serious as the depravities and horrors experienced by soldiers in the Viet Nam "conflict". You can't really compare Jarhead to Apocalypse Now or Platoon. The wars are apples and oranges.

Additionally, being a Viet Nam vet may age the character but it's essential to granting the character the experience and wisdom to combat threats that are, for all intents and purposes, outside of his league.

Could a 25 year old veteran of Afghanistan with 5 years of combat experience go head to head with Daredevil? Probably not.

Could a 50 year old veteran od Viet Nam with 25 years of combat experience give Daredevil a run for his money? The odds are better.

Thus, the character NEEDS the decades of combat experience to maintain his threat level in the Marvel Universe.

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