It's The Punisher, no doubt about it. I'm guessing it will be a 5* though (when Black Suit Spider was released they intentionally made the Unknown character a 4* so nobody had a clue about it... i think this is also the case here... or another typo which I'm already used to see).
Well I hope this is not another variant. As I said earlier fix the one they have don't add another variant of character we already have in game. I'd much rather get new content or features then the repeat of the same character with different abilities.
Damage/Stun - 10 AP - Stuns allies for 2 turns and deals damage to the enemy team plus extra damage for every downed enemy.
(Kinda of a hail mary, isn't it? It could finish off a fight quick, but I'm not looking forward to this character's 4*DDQ Crash of Titans fight.)
I'm not a big fan of the Punisher, so I don't know a lot about the character, but this seems awfully team-focused for what I know of him. He always struck me as a huge lone-wolf. Maybe people are putting too much stock in the timing. One character that came to mind for me was Black Bolt. He's a leader and a bit aloof, but definitely a team-player. His power is massive but not directional enough to spare his allies. Here's also a quote from Wikipedia:
"Because of this limitation, Black Bolt must be constantly vigilant of even the softest of utterances lest he destroy anything or anyone in its path."
Don't think this hurts my case either:
Black Bolt is a limited-time unlockable character in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Black Bolt appears as a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
Black Bolt is a playable character in the mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions.
Black Bolt also appears as a playable character in the mobile fighting game Marvel's Mighty Heroes.
Black Bolt is a playable character in the mobile game Marvel: Future Fight.
Black Bolt is an upcoming character in Marvel Heroes.
See my comment above.
I don't know why I would think this, but the stun your allies thing I thought would trigger a secondary power for his black.
Maybe that thing I thought is why he's now a 4 and not a 5, but I still think there's something left out.
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I dunno if the new team character is THAT much of a team player. I mean look at him, he creates his own strike tiles, buffs strike tiles, has an ability that does more damage based on friendly strike tiles, AND an ability that actually cripples his team. I'd call that a lone wolf.
I'd say the team stun is either going to be like I said earlier, the team standing in stunned silence because the ability is so violent, or else something along the line of him just running recklessly off ahead, guns (or whatever) blazing, leaving the rest of the team behind for a bit.
Black Bolt should really be a 5*, though.
I still think there's something left out.