Kingpin (Marvel)

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The Kingpin in Civil War II: Kingpin v1 #4.

Kingpin is a male comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Wilso Fisk in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #51.

Wilson Fisk

At some point, Vanessa bore him a son who was named Richard Fisk. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #83)

Kingpin of Crime

Return

He later came to operate as the Chief Operating Officer of Fujikawa Enterprises where he became their representative in Hong Kong. Fisk during this time took control of the fractured remains of Fu Manchu's criminal empire and lay claim to the mastermind's Elixir Vitae. (X-Men v2 #63)

Shadowland

He attended the meeting of the Universal Bank consisting of the richest and most influential forces on the planet where they had come to discuss the secret actions of Dario Agger. The head of Roxxon Energy Corporation had forged an alliance with the Dark Elf King Malekith the Accursed allowing him to plunder the resources in the Ten Realms of Asgard. Upon learning of this, the Bank had asked him to explain his actions but he refused to do so as he wanted to have a sole claim for his newfound wealth. This resulted in Shingen Harada challenging Agger by first staging a corporate attack against Roxxon before turning into the Silver Samurai to fight. With Dario distracted, he was ambushed by Exterminatrix with her and Silver Samurai departing the meeting with the captive Agger. (Mighty Thor v2 #8)

Mayor Fisk

Mayor Fisk in Secret Empire v1 #9.

One of his henchmen stole a USB drive containing encrypted documents in an attempt to blackmail Fisk. This led to the Kingpin dispatching Bullseye to recover the drive where he killed Nicky but not before he passed the information to Old Man Logan who, in turn, passed it to a reporter Sarah Dewey. She was injured by the assassin who recovered the drive but Old Man Logan defeated him and confronted Fisk who revealed that the USB only contained pictures of Wilson's dead wife Vanessa that he kept to remember fonder times. He blackmailed Old Man Logan by threatening to destroy the life of Sarah Dewey unless he backed away with Logan reluctantly agreeing of walking away but warned Fisk that he would be watching for him to make a mistake. (Old Man Logan v2 #37)

The critically wounded Fisk was taken for surgery to the hospital for treatment where he was expected to make a full recovery except he needed time to rest. City's Hall charter led to the line of succession falling to the Deputy Mayor with Matt Murdock thus becoming Acting Mayor. Fisk's aide Wesley Welch attempted to oppose the appointment but was fired by Murdock whereupon he was kicked out of City Hall. (Daredevil v1 #601)

He next attempted to call his favour on Boomerang who had been a mayoral pardon for his past crimes due to his aid to the superheroes against the global takeover of the nation by Hydra. However, Myers felt he was not getting respected by Wilson Fisk and shut the phone on him. Thus, Mayor Wilson secretly sent out a bounty on Boomerang that was high enough to cause the supervillains gathered at the Bar With No Name to turn on Myers even though there was a rule of no fighting within the building. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #6)

During the War of the Realms, the forces of the Dark Council invaded the Earth with New York City falling to the invaders. Malekith the Accursed then had Mayor Fisk captured where he wanted to interrogate him to find a weakness in Daredevil who had acquired the sword of Heimdall thus taking over his role as guardian of the Bifrost. The Dark Elf intended to find a means of defeating Daredevil with Fisk instead offering a deal whereby Malekith gave him a magical Elf-hammer and would personally fight the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. They drew out Daredevil with Fisk battling him though Wilson had no intention of killing his foe as he simply wanted to be seen on cameras protecting the city thus securing his powerbase among the civilian populace. (War of the Realms: War Scrolls v1 #2)

With Daredevil seemingly dead, Fisk came to find that he was much more content in his life and decided to distance himself from being the Kingpin of Crime. Thus, he decided to dissolve his criminal empire and scatter its resources though retained being Mayor where he had the crime bosses continue to pay him for continued operations in New York so long as their activities were at a manageable level. (Daredevil v6 #7)

Overview

Personality and attributes

He kept a USB filled of pictures of his wife Vanessa as he missed her and looked at them to remember happier times. (Old Man Logan v2 #38)

With Vanessa, he had a son named Richard Fisk with the Kingpin believing that no son of his would be weak or spineless. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #83) He came to adopt the daughter of a former associate who he was the ginger haired Princess Fisk. (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur v1 #32) Wilson considered the girl's biological father a low-life and never knew what her mother saw in him but he had made a promise to the girl's dying mother to care for her leading to him adopting Princess. (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur v1 #33)

Powers and abilities

At some point, he became a member of the prestigious Century Club where he was among the various rich patrons that made up the group. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #249)

His power and wealth meant that he was a member of the Universal Bank that consisted of the biggest corporate forces on the planet. (Mighty Thor v2 #8)

Notes

  • Kingpin was created by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr. where he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #50 (July, 1967).

Alternate Versions

  • In Daredevil 2099 v1 #1 (2004), an alternate reality was shown that was designated as Earth-2992. On this Earth, Wilson Fisk was successful in killing Daredevil with this being regarded as the Fisk Family Triumph. By the year 2099, he had a grandson named Samuel Fisk who grew up on stories of the Kingpin's achievement and was disgusted at the killing of a superhero. By adulthood, Samuel was married to his wife Elaine with the two having a nine year old child named Sebastian. Samuel sought to undo the actions of his crime lord grandfather and used the family fortune to build an advanced battlesuit and operated as Daredevil 2099 as he secretly fought crime in the city.
  • In Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher v1 (2010), an alternate reality was shown that was designated as Earth-11080. On this world, a plague turned the planet's population into cannibals with the Kingpin being one of the many infected. The infected survivors divided and formed their own tribes with Fisk forming his own territory where he changed his name to the King of Death.
  • In Armor Wars #½ v1 (2015), an alternate version of the Kingpin was shown to inhabit the Technopolis domain on Battleworld in a reality designated Earth-15513. This version like most of the inhabitants of that Earth were forced to wear armour to protect them from a virus in the atmosphere that killed those without the Iron Man Armor systems. Fisk was shown as being the Kingpin of the criminal underworld where he was secretly allied with Arno Stark.

In other media

Television

  • In Spider-Man, the Kingpin made regular appearances as an antagonist in the 1990s animated television series where he was voiced by actor Roscoe Lee Browne. This version was originally born as Wilson Moriarty.
  • In Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, the Kingpin appeared in the animated television series in the episode "Royal Scam" where he was voiced by actor Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • In Daredevil, Wilson Fisk appeared in the live-action Netlfix television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he was portrayed by actor Vincent D'Onofrio.

Films

  • In The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, Wilson Fisk appeared in the 1989 live-action television film where he was portrayed by actor John Rhys-Davies.
  • In Daredevil, the Kingpin appeared in the setting of the 2003 live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Kingpin appeared in the setting of the animated film where he was voiced by actor Liev Schreiber.

Video games

  • In Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, the Kingpin appeared in the setting of the video game where he was voiced by actor Gregg Berger. During the story, New York City became infested with Symbiotes that started possessing people leading to a crisis with a quarantine. The Kingpin attempted to leave the city but was stopped at the blockade where he claimed he intended to go to his country estate but was barred from leaving via the bridge with him returning to his office.
  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, the Kingpin appeared in the setting of the Facebook video game.
  • In Marvel Heroes, the Kingpin appeared in the setting of the MMORPG where he was voiced by actor Jim Cummings.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Kingpin appeared in the setting of the video-game tie-in to the live-action film where he was voiced by actor JB Blanc.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, the Kingpin appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.
  • In Marvel: Contest of Champions, the Kingpin appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.
  • In Marvel's Spider-Man, the Kingpin appeared as an early boss level antagonist where he was voiced by actor Travis Willingham.
  • In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, the Kingpin appeared as a boss level antagonist in the setting of the video game. He came to acquire the mysterious cosmic material known as Iso-8 which he used to increase his own strength. The heroes of the world mistakenly believed he had acquired one of the Infinity Stones that had scattered across the planet. This saw them attacking his territory in Shadowland and battling the Hand before they had a confrontation with Fisk himself who was ultimately defeated.

Appearances

  • Amazing Spider-Man v1: #50 (1967)
  • Daredevil:
  • X-Men v2:
  • Daredevil:
  • Old Man Logan v1:
  • Thor:
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur v1:
  • Amazing Spider-Man v5:
  • Daredevil:
  • Captain America:
  • War of the Realms: War Scrolls v1:
  • Daredevil v6:

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