Portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio
Full Name Wilson Fisk
Age 52
Height 6'4"
Build Massive
Eyes Brown
Hair Bald
Skin Caucasian


Fisk has gone out of his way to avoid having one.


Among the highest echelons of the underworld he is known as one of the most dangerous men alive. But as of right now, his reputation is completely unknown to the general public.


Raised by an abusive father and a beleaguered mother in a crappy Hell’s Kitchen apartment. His father had huge dreams he never could quite realize, and he took his frustration out on his overweight, gentle son on a near daily basis. When abuse didn’t cause strain, poverty and financial troubles did. Anxious, fat Willie lived his life in a state of sick terror.

Then, one day, his father lost it on the father of a boy who dared to poke fun at his failed city council campaign. He forced Willie to participate in a brutal assault crime. Something inside the boy snapped.

The next time the elder Fisk tried to attack Willie’s Mom, the “toughen up and be a man” strategy backfired in a big way. Wilson took a hammer to his father’s skull in a fit of rage. He and his mother disposed of the body in grisly fashion.

Life got better. Freed from his anxiety under the care of his beloved mother, bound by secrets, and burning with new purpose, Wilson threw himself into the hard work of making something out of himself. He learned everything there was to know about making money and managing people…including the inner workings of the gangs that were so very familiar to him from his home town.

One day, he stepped out of the shadows and began taking control of those gangs one by one: buying loyalty here, issuing pressure there, creating alliances where nobody would have ever thought to create them before.

Today, he is one of the most dangerous figures in organized crime.

Character Details

Ask Wilson Fisk who he sees when he looks in the mirror, and he will tell you that he sees a hero: a man who intends to do what must be done to make the world a better place.

His methods may be dark, but the criminals will ever be with us, to paraphrase the Bible. Which is better, to let them run amok, or to guide them with a strong and paternal hand towards constructive ends? And in the end, the wheat shall be separated from the chaff and the vast majority of those he controls shall be consigned to the fires. Only a remnant of a remnant shall be saved: those who are as intelligent and necessary as he.

He has risen from nothing to become a man of culture, a man of quality. He wishes to build a world where culture and quality might flourish, sweeping away the trash to make room for the treasure. It’s a lonely life, but the life of a true genius often is.

Underneath it all is a deep undercurrent of rage. Everything he’s built, everything he’s doing, everything he cares about is an attempt to erase his father and men like his father from the world.



"Gold" - Imagine Dragons

First comes the blessing of all that you've dreamed
But then comes the curses of diamonds and rings
Only at first did it have its appeal
But now you can't tell the false from the real
Who can you trust?
(Who can you trust)
When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold
When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold

"You Know My Name" - Poets of the Fall

I've seen diamonds cut through harder men
Than you yourself
But if you must pretend
You may meet your end

Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
The odds will betray you
And I will replace you
You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you
It longs to kill you
Are you willing to die?

The coldest blood runs through my veins

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