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John Genovese is the main antagonist of the first Kick-Ass graphic novel and the posthumous antagonist in its sequel.
John Genovese is the leader of a crime organization that has targeted by Big Daddy and Hit-Girl. Although it is said that both vigilantes followed inspiration from Kick-Ass, John hints that the two have been targeting him for a much longer and killing his men ruining his operations in the process.
He is however a family man, with a wife and a son. Genovese's son convinces him to fund his own superhero identity, Red Mist, designed to lure Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Big Daddy out of hiding. The plan works, and both Kick-Ass and Big Daddy are tortured. By this point, John knows that Kick-Ass is not to blame for Big Daddy or Hit-Girl's actions but since nobody knows who Big Daddy is, he wants to kill Kick-Ass as an example.
Hit-Girl intervenes but fails to save her father from death. She and Kick-Ass take on John and Chris. In the struggle John comes close to killing Hit-Girl but Kick-Ass manages to save her after he shoots off John's testicles. Hit-Girl then murders him with a butcher knife.
- Main article: Frank D'Amico
In the movie series John's character goes through drastic changes and becomes the much more athletic Frank D'Amico, he also appears to be a loving father to his son Chris in spite of finding him annoying when he tries to involve himself in gang activity.
He appears as the main antagonist in the 2010 film adaptation of Kick-'Ass. He was portrayed by Mark Strong.