|“||Billy Russo is dead... from now on, call me Jigsaw.||„|
|~ Billy Russo deciding to call himself "Jigsaw".|
|“||So the guy - the guy who kills so many, so often - me he decides not to kill. Me he decides to just put through a window again and again and again. Frank Castle just kinda drives me a little crazy, see?||„|
Billy Russo, better known as Jigsaw, is a vicious criminal mastermind from the Marvel universe. He mainly appears as the archenemy to the violent vigilante known as the Punisher.
Jigsaw is one of the very few criminals that the Punisher has faced several times without being able to kill. Jigsaw's name is derived from the horrendous scars and stitches that cover his face, due to a previous run-in with the Punisher, where the former threw Russo through a window pane, mutilating his face beyond normal repair.
Prior to his conflict with the Punisher, Jigsaw was actually considered an attractive man, nicknamed "Billy the Beaut" and was used as an assassin for the Maggia (Marvel's version of the mafia).
Billy would not let his scars deter him and actually used them to his advantage, renaming himself "Jigsaw". Quite understandably, he has a strong hatred towards the Punisher and has tried to kill him, frame him for crimes and generally made his life miserable for what he did to him.
In Other Media
- Main article: Jigsaw (Punisher: War Zone)
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Main article: Jigsaw (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Billy Russo, later known as Jigsaw, appears as the main antagonist in the Netflix series, Marvel's The Punisher, being one of the two main antagonists (along with Agent Orange) in the first season and one of the two secondary antagonists (along with Eliza Schultz) in the second season. He is portrayed by Ben Barnes, who also played Dorian Gray.
Jigsaw appears as the main antagonist in the Punisher video game, and serves as the final boss. His real name is John Saint, who originally Castle thought he killed him with a claymore.
However, he survived but it messed up his face. He then becomes known as Jigsaw. He fights Castle with a stolen Iron Man suit on the roof of Ryker's Island.
The Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone