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Jigsaw (Marvel)


From now on, call me Jigsaw.
~ Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a vicious criminal from the Marvel universe who is the archenemy of sorts to the violent vigilante known as the Punisher. He is one of the very few criminals that the Punisher has faced several times without being able to kill. Jigsaw's name is derived from the horrendous scars that cover his face, due to a previous run-in with the Punisher.

Prior to his conflict with the Punisher, Jigsaw was actually considered an attractive man and was used as an assassin for the Maggia (Marvel's version of the mafia). He would not let his scars deter him and actually used them to his advantage, renaming himself "Jigsaw". Quite understandably, he has a strong hatred towards the Punisher and has tried to kill him, frame him for crimes and generally made his life miserable for what he did to him.


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Billy Russoti / Jigsaw

Jigsaw is the main antagonist in the 2008 film Punisher: War Zone. He is portrayed by Dominic West.

In the film, Jigsaw's real name is Billy 'The Beaut' Russoti. While attending a meeting, Frank Castle (also known as the Punisher) attacks and kills a mob family, but Billy escapes and is pursued by Castle. Later, Billy accidentally falls into a glass crusher and Castle turns the machine on, grinding Billy against the broken glass bottles. Although Billy does not die, his face is horrifically mutilated, leaving him permanently disfigured. His plastic surgeon is unable to restore his face, stating that Billy's facial muscles, tendons and skin were damaged beyond repair, leavig him with his trademark disfigurement. After killing the surgeon, he chooses to remain focused on killing the Punisher and adopts the name 'Jigsaw', claiming that Billy is now dead.

Jigsaw soon breaks his mentally unstable brother, James 'Loony Bin Jim' Russoti, out of a mental hospital and they plan their revenge on the Punisher. They then confront a group of criminals and convince them to help take down Castle, to which they agree. Jigsaw and his army then travel to the Brad Street Hotel where they battle Castle, who kills all of the criminals before finally facing Jigsaw and Loony Bin Jim. Castle shoots Loony Bin Jim in the head before fighting Jigsaw, eventually stabbing him through the chest with a sharp pole and throwing him onto a fire, where he is promptly burnt to death.

Punisher (video game)

Jigsaw appears as the main antagonist in the Punisher video game, and serves as the final boss. His real name is John Saint, who originally Castle thought he killed him with a claymore. However, he survived but it messed up his face. He then becomes known as Jigsaw. He fights Castle with a stolen Iron Man suit on the roof of Ryker's Island.


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