In the vein of the "What if..." comics Marvel puts out, I offer one of my own. In an alternate reality, Tony Stark is caught without his Iron Man armor and is nearly killed. Lucky for him, the Punisher caught wind of this and came to his aid. During the rescue, Frank takes a couple hits himself, fights through it, and saves Stark. Tony decides it's time to retire, but wants someone to carry on the work. As a show of appreciation and respect for the Punisher, Stark offers him the armor. Frank, realizing this could be the ultimate weapon in his arsenal, accepts. But first, he needs to customize it.
There is an issue titled "What if... Captain America had formed the Avengers" that has an Iron Punisher in it. Inspired by that, and by a cosplay outfit I saw online, I came up with this version. I've been working on this guy for a while, in between other projects. I love coming up with variants of my figs. This one combines two of my faves.
The helmet and mini shoulder rockets, aka darts.
The skull with ARC reactor, and seeker rockets.
Forearm belt-fed machine guns with shotgun attachment, darts on the hands, and palm repulsor.
Thigh mounted swiveling grenade launchers, and lower legs.
War Machine style backpacks. First, anti-aircraft artillery cannon, and prototype railgun.
Second, the "12 Pack". Dual pod retractable guided missiles.
Now that would be a scary thought! Scary great!!! Love him John. Brilliant idea. I wonder about some more abstract character combinations. The Beast from X-men and the Spleen from Mystery men? Just a disgusting thought. XD