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Quote1.png People don't want to be special. I do think that. It is my philosophy. They- people want to be told what to do and how to live and they want men like me to tell them. They want to go to work and do as little as they can possibly get away with, and they want a big cookie at the end of the day for doing it. And they want men like me to give it to them. And if it wasn't me it would be someone else. Quote2.png
The Kingpin[src]



Wilson Fisk started off as a nameless but ambitious crook making his way through the New York tri-state area's criminal activity and making a feared name for himself among the government and even S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fisk managed to muscle in on local crime boss Turk Barrett's territory and ran him out of town, hiring Jefferson Davis as his muscle along with the Enforcers to spread his influence across the eastern seaboard. Fisk's business came to a brief halt when he was caught in a Mutant Growth Hormone drug trade, selling the blood of captured catatonic mutants to the highest bidder to create superhuman thugs, before the trade was shut down by Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.[3] Fisk was jailed for sometime but was eventually freed and went on to become New York's Kingpin of Crime and leading crime lord for more than fifteen years, squeezing out his predecessor, Silvio Manfredi. Though his true criminal activities were known to the police and press, he had never been successfully convicted for his activities and convinced much of the public he was a wealthy entrepreneur who supported various charities. The only thing Fisk cared about was his wife, Vanessa Fisk, who was in a coma for as yet unknown reasons and fiercely protected by Fisk during her comatose state.[2]

Wilson Fisk later learned of a relic in Egypt which granted its holder unimaginable power. When he obtained the Zodiac Key, it killed everyone around him. Rather than using it to enforce his power, he learned that simply having it in his possession created enough fear in his rivals that he could remain as the Kingpin of Crime with little opposition.[4]

Kingpin of Crime

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The Kingpin served as an affluent crime boss, characterized as a large, thick set bald man who usually wore a white suit and carried a cane. He was the head of New York corporate crime, a ruthless murderer and notorious for bribing his way out of any prosecution. He had a reputation for simply owning many parts of New York, such as the McDonalds in Times Square. His employees included Electro, Elektra, and The Enforcers.[5][6]

The Kingpin later tried to remedy his wife's comatose condition with an ancient tablet that he had stolen. Unfortunately for the Kingpin, it was stolen and lost by the Black Cat as revenge for betraying her father Jack Hardy who later died in prison thanks to Fisk. He also found competition in another crime lord called Hammerhead, and managed to play his enemy against Spider-Man, Black Cat, Moon Knight, Iron Fist, and Shang-Chi.[7]

Jean De Wolfe

Captain Jean De Wolfe was secretly working for the crime lord before being killed by the Punisher. The Kingpin was seen mourning her death, possibly indicating an affair. Her death came at the end of a play for territory by another crime boss, the Kangaroo, who was taken into custody.[8]

The Kingpin purchased the holding firm GG Enterprises, which owned the company that carried the licensing rights of the Spider-Man movie franchise. By purchasing the GG, Kingpin technically owned Spider-Man's likeness.[9]

The Knights

After Iron Fist betrayed the Knights team's intentions to him, he had Spider-Man captured and waved this information in front of him, citing it as the only reason he would allow Spider-Man to continue to roam free. At the same time, he had Moon Knight assaulted and taken away, and torched Daredevil's offices.[10]

In retaliation, a crazed Daredevil broke into Fisk's offices and threatened to murder his comatose wife by snapping her neck. As Kingpin plead with Daredevil not to turn something that he only saw as "business" into something personal, Spider-Man and the rest of the Knights persuaded Daredevil to let her go on the condition that Fisk left the country. Daredevil grudgingly agreed.[11]

Fisk, furious that the heroes had broken into his house and threatened his wife, ordered their deaths and that Spider-Man's school be blown up while class was in session. Unfortunately for Fisk, Moon Knight (whom Fisk had ordered killed) escaped death from the Kingpin's men and turned himself in, saying the Kingpin ordered his kill. As such, Fisk was arrested as he tried to leave the country.[11]


After the Ultimatum wave was finished, Fisk was able to come back to New York, since all records of him were washed away. Preparing to restart his crime business, he was interrupted by the unknown foe Mysterio, who used an unknown energy to blast Kingpin out of the window of his building. Falling many stories, Wilson Fisk was undoubtedly killed.[12] The news media confirms Fisk's death, but mistakenly ruled the cause of death as suicide until it was then clarified by Mysterio himself through online-video.[13]


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  • Peak Human Strength: Although Kingpin rarely likes to get himself, the Kingpin is strong enough to crush a normal man's skull with his bare hands.[2]
  • Criminal Genius: Fisk is a criminal genius and a highly skilled planner and organizer. He employs numerous henchmen, scientists, and even superhumans, almost all of whom are fiercely loyal to him due to dedication, fear, or both.[citation needed]

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