Maria Castle was the wife of US Marine Frank Castle who was killed (with their children Lisa and Frank Jr.) when she and the children witnessed a gangland execution in New York City's Central Park. This lead to Frank becoming the Punisher. Since then, she and the children appeared many times as ghosts or in Frank's dreams.
Years later, the Hood made them appear to Frank to tempt him. Microchip was working with the villain in order to resurrect his son but the price was to kill a government agent, a price that he payed with no hesitation by killing G.W. Bridge. When Frank, Micro and the Hood came to a last stand when Frank's family and Micro's son were resurrected through soul sacrifice. Frank believed they belonged to the dead, grabbed a flamethrower and burned them down.
Sometime later Frank fought a woman in black leather suit with burnt skin, who called him "Angel". It appeared that Maria had been kept alive after her resurrection; Frank's attempt at burning her to death seemed to have failed and was working with the Jigsaw Brothers. But it was all a plan to catch Frank as it was revealed that Lady Gorgon was the burnt woman.
- Maria loved jigsaw puzzles and could spend days on them.
- 24 appearance(s) of Maria Castle (Earth-616)
- 20 minor appearance(s) of Maria Castle (Earth-616)
- 37 mention(s) of Maria Castle (Earth-616)
- 3 image(s) of Maria Castle (Earth-616)