You don't want to hurt me, do you, Punisher?
~ The Persuader mind-controlling the Punisher.

Persuader, AKA, Ronald Rayburn is a villain in the Marvel Universe and an enemy towards the Punisher and Spider-Man.


Ronald Rayburn was a Wall Street trader that was unaware of his mutant ability to persuade others to do as he wished. Some time afterwards, Kingpin found out about Rayburn's mutant ability and abducted him. Kingpin then brainwashed him into working for him, as the criminal; Persuader. Eventually, he died at the hands of the Punisher against Spider-Man's will to let him live.


Persuader has the ability of mind control. He can control others to do as he wish. He also has elevated adrenaline levels.



  • The Persuader was created by Gerry Conway and Alex Saviuk for Web of Spider-Man #35.