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John Pilgrim


Real Name



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[ 2 ]
God-Fearing Man [ 3 ]
The one With the Vest and the Old-Timey Preacher Shirt [ 4 ]
Guy at the [ 5 ]
The Man in Black [ 6 ]
Maniac [ 7 ]
The man With the Five Million [ 8 ]
Ghost [ 9 ]
Robbie [ 8 ]
Loudest, Most Garrulous Mofo [ 8 ]
Hell on Wheels [ 10 ]
True Believer [ 8 ]
Preacher-Looking Guy [ 10 ]
Unknown Assailant [ 10 ]

Out-of-Town AssholeGod-Fearing ManThe One With the Vest and the Old-Timey Preacher ShirtGuy at the Sheriff Station The Man in BlackManiacThe Man With the Five MillionGhostRobbieLoudest, Most Garrulous MofoHell on WheelsTrue BelieverPreacher-Looking GuyUnknown Assailant

John Pilgrim




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Aryan Brotherhood ( once )




TV Series

The Punisher ( 10 episodes )


Portrayed by

Josh Stewart

“I was a sinner. But I’ve been born again. And now I’m with the people who will inherit the earth.”
―John Pilgrim to Kusack

Robert, besides known as John Pilgrim, is a former assassin for the Aryan Brotherhood who, upon finding religion, attempted to rebuild his life again lone for Anderson and Eliza Schultz to manipulate him into committing a series of murders to protect their son ‘s effigy in the media. however, as Amy Bendix had managed to escape Pilgrim ‘s crusades of violence, he found himself being plunged further into dark, as he continued killing any other witnesses in New York City while his by life came back to haunt him. Once his wife had passed away and with the Schultzes holding his two sons as hostages, Pilgrim found himself without hope of finding redemption from all his by sins, until the Punisher, who had been protecting Bendix, spared Pilgrim ‘s life and rescued his sons from the Schultzes who were executed, allowing Pilgrim to live a peaceful liveliness .


early life

“You used to be the loudest, most garrulous mofo I knew. Put a couple of these in you, you wouldn’t shut up. Always a man for a rousing speech.”
“The man you knew isn’t here.”
“Now, that’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? Literally. The man I knew left twelve years ago to make a buy. Disappeared. Along with our money. Where did he go?”
―Kusack and John Pilgrim

Robert joined the Aryan Brotherhood in his early life, getting tattoos to display his religious and political belief, becoming known by Kusack for his extreme blank domination rhetorics. During this time, Robert was known as a fleshy drinker, as he would not quit after equitable a few drinks, gaining the wonder of Danny. Kusack gave Robert the tax of making a bargain with a million dollars, however, the alternator on Robert ‘s truck had gone bad, forcing him to stop at a bar where he killed a homo with opposing beliefs in a legal profession battle, with Robert about being killed himself during the crusade before he was arrested. [ 8 ]

Turning to Christianity

“Staring at the floor of a jail cell, I thought my life was done, but then God sent a man that showed me it wasn’t a coincidence, my breaking down over there. I wasn’t lost, I was found.”
―John Pilgrim to Kusack

While Robert sat alone in his prison cell for killing a homo in a banish crusade, he had become convinced that his life was done with. however, Robert gained a second luck at life when he was rescued by Anderson and Eliza Schultz. With the aid of the Schultzes, Robert came to realize that he was a sinner and turned his life around by converting to Christianity, removing all of his Aryan Brotherhood tattoo, and becoming a pastor named John Pilgrim, choosing to turn his back on the Aryan Brotherhood and his criminal ways. [ 8 ] As the convert Pilgrim, he moved to Georgia, attending the church with the Schultzes run by Potter. During their time at church, Pilgrim had met a womanhood named Rebecca who he fell profoundly in love with, as the two had finally married before Pilgrim fathered two sons with her, Michael and Lemuel. Pilgrim and his kin then moved into their newfangled residence with the aid of the Schultzes, who supported them both financially and emotionally. When Rebecca was diagnosed with cancer, the Schultzes had put their own money to her discussion, hiring Scully to care for her, putting Pilgrim far in their debt. [ 3 ]

Recruited by the Schultzes

“I welcome any opportunity to prove my faith.”
“I’ll send someone with the details. In the meantime, know that as in the Book of Daniel, one of ours has been thrown to the lions.”
―John Pilgrim and Anderson Schultz

Continuing his newfound idolatry to God, Pilgrim rejoined his fellow church goings at Potter ‘s service, as he listened to the Reverend give a sermon in which he claimed that their sins would find them out as God would then to rain righteousness upon them, while church choir whistle Wade in the Water, Pilgrim then watched as Eliza Schultz was invited to the digest to give her own language in which she talked about the importance of their motivation for brotherhood in their community, while she made close up eye touch with Pilgrim as Schultz had spoken about being rewarded if they were to serve their God faithfully .
Following the service, Pilgrim had then stepped outside with his two sons, Michael and Lemuel, as he noticed that Anderson Schultz had clearly wanted to speak with him. Joining Schultz, Pilgrim was told that the Church ‘s choir had desperately hoped that Rebecca Pilgrim recovered soon, as Pilgrim explained that the newly treatment that she was undergoing was distillery taking some getting used to, while Schultz noted that Scully had high hopes that it would soon help her recovery, as Pilgrim noted that he and his class were both indebted to the Schultzes for everything that they had done for his kin .
Changing the subject, Schultz then told Pilgrim that he had recently become aware of a terror to their means of liveliness, which they had needed Pilgrim to take care of. Pilgrim had then promised he was volition to do any he needed to prove his faith, as Schultz had explained they would bring the details to his home, as they were joined by Eliza who promised to take worry of Pilgrim ‘s kin while he was gone. [ 3 ] Pilgrim learned that the Schultzes had wanted him to kill Fiona and her entire gang, who had all been hired by the russian Mafia to take damaging photos of David Schultz in his homosexual relationship. [ 7 ] Knowing his mission, Pilgrim then returned into his home in holy order to change. Despite him trying to be adenine quiet as possible, Pilgrim woke Rebecca from her sleep, as she questioned how long he would be gone from Georgia. however, Pilgrim avoided the wonder, asking if Rebecca needed any water, to which she claimed to only need his company and asked where he would be going, as Pilgrim rather recited a bible verse to his wife about the concept of keeping secrets. last, Pilgrim told his wife that he would only be gone for a couple of days as he completed his deputation for the Schultzes .
Understanding the position, Rebecca told Pilgrim that she loved him, as he softly kissed her hands before gently touching her breast and offering his wife a pain smile. Pilgrim then got to his feet and went back to change his clothes. As he removed his shirt, Rebecca was able to see the scars from his Aryan Brotherhood tattoo, which had been removed from his arms, thorax, and back. Once he had gotten changed and had everything that he needed, Pilgrim left Georgia and headed up to Chicago in order to find anyone connected with the photograph so he could kill them like the Schultzes wanted. [ 3 ]

“Do you believe in Providence, Sergei?”
“I don’t even know what that is.”
“I did not know about this girl. I had missed her. But then she’s brought back to me. And that is Providence.”
―John Pilgrim and Sergei Konchevsky

Pilgrim soon managed to track down Fiona ‘s Crew and had proceeded to slaughter them all inside the motel, including Fiona and Simon, however, Pilgrim found out that the photos were missing. [ 4 ] Needing to find the photos of David Schultz, Pilgrim tracked down and capture Sergei Konchevsky, who had hired Fiona ‘s Crew. He proceeded to viciously beat Konchevsky into submission and demanded that he gave up the localization of his employers, despite Konchevsky ‘s pleas that they would kill him if he dared to betray them .
merely as Konchevsky refused to give up these names, his telephone began to ring. Pilgrim told him to be ache as he answered the call. Pilgrim listened as Konchevsky spoke to Amy Bendix, who had explained that Fiona was dead and that she placid had the photos that he wanted. Bendix demanded all the money in substitute for the photos so that she could go free. Pilgrim besides learned that she had run away to Michigan and was at Lola’s Roadhouse, instructing Konchevsky to come alone so that they could make the substitute for the photograph. Bendix then hung up as Pilgrim looked down at Konchevsky .
once Bendix hung up the name, Pilgrim asked if Konchevsky believed in Divine Providence, to which Konchevsky replied that he did n’t know what this think of. Pilgrim explained that he had been unaware of Bendix, so far providence had brought her back into his life, claiming that this was not mere luck. Konchevsky then claimed that because he had kept his promise and assisted him with his mission, Pilgrim should set him loose as he had promised to do. however, Pilgrim told Konchevsky that he had only offered him peace, before putting him into a taut gag keep, strangling him to death. [ 1 ]

“Find the girl and whoever she’s with. And you’ll tell me where they are, and you’ll keep your people away.”
“This has gotten too big. Look at this mess.”
“Call it a turf war. It happens.”
―John Pilgrim and Ferrara

Pilgrim then hired Marlena Olin ‘s Crew and sent them to Lola’s Roadhouse in order to find Amy Bendix. however, once Pilgrim arrived at the barricade, he found that several Olin ‘s mercenaries, including Eddie, had been killed during a brush with a world who had protected Bendix. Ferrara furiously claimed that this was not what he signed up for. Pilgrim found a wedding surround on the floor which had a message from Maria written on the inside .
Pilgrim sedately told Ferrara to find Bendix and whoever she was with and inform him of their localization. When Ferrara claimed there were besides many dead bodies, Pilgrim recommended that he plainly claim it had been a turf war gone faulty. once Pilgrim had dismissed Ferrara, he was then joined by Olin, who informed him that they had been able to find Bendix ‘s bag which she had dropped during the clash, noting that it contained Bendix ‘s laptop. While Olin questioned if this had been what Pilgrim had wanted, he did not say a word and plainly got up onto his feet and walked away, considering the position .
Pilgrim and Olin had then joined their technical school adjunct and had him play back all the CCTV footage from the collide, as they watched Bendix ‘s savior fight back against their mercenaries, as Olin then noted that Pilgrim had not told her that Bendix would have help and that he had been a good fighter, distinctly having been highly trained to have been able to best all of the mercenaries. Pilgrim had dismissed this man as plainly person ‘s andiron that had been let off his leash, claiming that a man this skilled would not be difficult to find as there would be others out there searching for him, who either loved him or feared him. [ 1 ]

Threatening Beth Quinn

“There’s something you’re not telling me. I can see it in you, Beth. A vow before God is not to be taken lightly. Whatever happens when I leave this room cannot be taken back. Do you understand? You owe this man nothing.”
―John Pilgrim to Beth Quinn

Following the bash at Lola’s Roadhouse, Pilgrim learned that one of the people wounded had been Beth Quinn, as Pilgrim went into the Hospital to see her. When Quinn woke up, she found Pilgrim looking over all the cards and flowers that had been sent to her, as Pilgrim commented that she had a lot of people who cared about her, taking note of a card written by her son, Rex Quinn. While Pilgrim noted that having a son was a bless, he commented on his solid list before explaining that he had wanted to discuss another name .
Needing her to understand their situation, Pilgrim told Quinn to think about all of the names that he had just read of the people who loved her before she answered his questions. Pilgrim had told Quinn that he needed to know the name of the serviceman at the bar, noting that this valet had brought Quinn straight into the hospital after she had been wounded by Marlena Olin ‘s Crew. Quinn questioned if Pilgrim was a bull, noting that she had already told the patrol that she did not know his name. however, Pilgrim did not believe this answer, as he noted that this man had risked his life to get her to hospital .
Pilgrim told Quinn that he believed that she was a good person and her life sentence had been spared by the grace of God so that she could silent continue being a estimable mother to her son, Rex, as Quinn had begged Pilgrim to leave her son out of the position. once Pilgrim told Quinn that he needed to find this man, she told him that he was just a guy she had met at a bar and they had spent one night together, insisting that she did not know anything more than this. however, Pilgrim still did not believe Quinn, as he noted that this homo ‘s sins had brought her to this place and, once again, asked for this man ‘s name .
finally, Quinn told Pilgrim the homo ‘s mention was Pete, as she insisted that this was all she knew about him. Pilgrim studied Quinn ‘s confront closely before claiming that there was something that Quinn still was not telling him, threatening that a vow made before God should not be taken lightly. As Quinn began to cry, Pilgrim plainly told her that she owed nothing to this man, before she claimed that his wide name was Pete Castiglione. Having gotten all the information he needed, Pilgrim took the terrify Quinn ‘s hand and promised to pray for her healing, before he handed back Rex ‘s card and walked out. [ 2 ]

Hunting Pete Castiglione

“Ask, and it shall be given unto you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
―John Pilgrim

Having uncovered the name of Pete Castiglione, Pilgrim and his Tech assistant went to the good Rest Motel, where he learned Castiglione had paid cash to spend one night at the Motel, as the Tech obtained the key to the room and gave Pilgrim access. While Pilgrim continued holding onto the closed chain from Maria that he had found, as his Tech noted that Castiglione ‘s go to bed had not been slept in, which confirmed he had spent the night with Beth Quinn, while his Tech had then continued researching Castiglione and commented on what a miracle modern technology was .
Pilgrim listened close while his Tech explained that Castiglione had been born in New York City, and appeared to have no criminal record or any ties to the government or the United States Armed Forces. As the Tech suggested Castiglione could have been a bystander, Pilgrim had insisted that this was not the character, claiming that Castiglione was something else entirely. Pilgrim then questioned if his technical school had in truth believed that technology was a miracle as he had previously stated, to which he claimed that the worldly concern would stop without technology, to which Pilgrim calmly told him to leave and not to swear again .
Using the information that they had, Pilgrim sent Marlena Olin ‘s Crew to track down and assassinate Castiglione and Amy Bendix. While Pilgrim lay on the bed and pray for aid with his search, his Tech Assistant had finally informed him that the Larkville Police Department had just added Olin, Castiglione and Bendix ‘s prints on their system, which confirmed that they were presently being held in hands at their Larkville County Sheriff Station. Hearing this, Pilgrim said a prayer to himself, while noting that if one was to ask it shall be given unto you, before closing his eyes with great satisfaction. [ 2 ]

Dealing with the Police

“Did you take an oath when you came into office?”
“I did. Before God. I’m not about to break it.”
“I respect that. I, too, made a promise before God. No need for anyone to get hurt if they don’t have to.”
―John Pilgrim and Roy Hardin

Intending to deal with the position personally, Pilgrim had traveled to the Larkville County Sheriff Station, where he remained in his car and watched Evans leaving the Station. [ 2 ] Pilgrim remained baby-sit in his cable car alone for some time, keeping a close center on the Sheriff Station where his targets were located, as he allowed the patrol to question them. finally, Pilgrim entered the Station once Ferrara had arrived, while Pilgrim had stood behind Ferrara as he told Dobbs that they would take the prisoners, claiming it would be a act origin .
Pilgrim and Ferrara were greeted by Roy Hardin who then questioned if they had intended to take Amy Bendix and Pete Castiglione, which Ferrara confirmed as he claimed that Bendix and Castiglione were connected to multiple homicides following a drug cover that had gone wrong. Although Hardin was surprised that Ferrara did not besides want to take Marlena Olin into hands a well, he informed them that they could not take custody of any of their prisoners until they had been correctly arraigned. Although Ferrara continued to try and reclaim the prisoners, Hardin had explained that they would need a sanction .
Since Hardin and Dobbs had refused to hand over either Bendix and Castiglione, Pilgrim last spoke up and asked Hardin if he had taken an oath before he joined their Larkville Police Department, as Hardin then confirmed that he did make an oath before God and he did not intend to always break that curse. Hearing that the oath had been made before God, Pilgrim smiled as he told Hardin that he had deference for him because of this, noting that cipher needed to get hurt if they did not have to. Hardin questioned what Pilgrim ‘s name was, but Pilgrim had become distracted as he had seen Bendix inside the station .
rather of answering Hardin ‘s question, Pilgrim quoted a bible poetry in which he claimed that whoever seeped the wind, would reap the whirlwind. As Pilgrim mutely looked both Hardin and Dobbs up and down, he turned about and walked out of the station with Ferrara. On the way out, Pilgrim told Ferrara and leave, as he ran away while Pilgrim put his hat back on and calmly stepped away, before raising his hand and giving Marlena Olin ‘s Crew members, who had all been watching the site from the woods, their signal to cut the power to the station, putting Hardin and his colleague officers into complete dark. [ 3 ]

“Gut shot. I give him two to three hours. He’ll survive, but only if he gets to a hospital.”
“He’s got a wife and a child.”
“He’s protecting godless people, undeserving of your honor. Do the right thing. Give us what we came for and we’ll leave quietly.”
―John Pilgrim and Roy Hardin

With the Larkville County Sheriff Station now in dispatch darkness, Pilgrim regrouped with Marlena Olin ‘s Crew members as they all armed themselves and surrounded the station while keeping themselves hidden in the woods. Pilgrim had kept a close lookout over the Station as he then witnessed Ken Ogden attempting to get some help by running back into his car. Unwilling to allow this, Pilgrim cautiously fired a single scene, hitting Ogden in the gut, causing him a potentially fateful injury .
While Ogden was helped back into the station by his fellow officers, Pilgrim had stepped out of the shadows in order to speak with Roy Hardin. Pilgrim told Hardin that due to the gutshot he had given him, Ogden would merely have two or three hours left until he bled out, as Hardin noted that Ogden had a wife and child, although this did not phase Pilgrim. Pilgrim told Hardin that they were protecting godless people, as he demanded that they hand over Amy Bendix and Pete Castiglione, promising that if they did then they would leave them all alone. With that, Pilgrim turned and walked back into the woods .
Having given Hardin and everybody in the Station some time to treat Ogden ‘s wounds, Pilgrim proved his strength as his mercenaries had begun shooting into the post, shattering the glass as Pilgrim stood calmly and watched the chaos. Although Hardin ‘s men attempted to shoot rear, they were ineffective to see Pilgrim ‘s mercenaries in all the darkness and could not get a shoot. however, this military action was merely a beguilement, as Pilgrim ‘s men went around the back of the station and successfully freed Marlena Olin from her cellular telephone, escaping while Hardin and Castiglione had both tried and failed to shoot them down .
Having gotten Olin exempt, Pilgrim listened as she told him that while she was happy for him to kill everybody in the place, she wanted to be the one to put a bullet in Castiglione ‘s lead. Olin had then given Pilgrim a summation of the place ‘s layout and how many members of the Larkville Police Department were left to fight, promising that she would be out of the United States of America arsenic soon as the job was done. Pilgrim handed Olin a accelerator and told her to show him the layout once again, before putting her into a chock detention and strangling Olin to death, as she had realized besides late that the artillery was empty .
Pilgrim ordered his men to once again fire their weapons at the patrol station, giving covering fire that allowed two of his mercenaries to get close and attempt to use Molotov cocktails to burn the post down. however, fair as these men went to throw these cocktails, they were shot out of their hands by Castiglione, causing a massive fireball that burned the mercenaries to death. Pilgrim watched on as Castiglione gunned down all of his mercenaries one by one, using the darkness to his own advantage, as Pilgrim was then forced to finish off one of his own wounded men in holy order to stop him screaming in agony .
Intending to shoot down Castiglione once and for all, Pilgrim charged through the forest until he was able to find his target and lined up his weapon. Just as Pilgrim had lined up his shoot and then attempted to shoot Castiglione in the back, he was abruptly blinded by the unaccented from the Homeland Security Helicopter which had equitable arrived on the scene, as the voice of Dinah Madani called out to Pilgrim to drop his weapon and surrender himself. Having missed his opportunity to kill Castiglione, Pilgrim had turned round and escaped from the scene, forcing Pilgrim to allow everyone in the patrol post to be free. [ 3 ]

Disappointing the Schultzes

“I believe your faith is strong enough to pass through any storm, even a return to New York.”
“It’s an unclean place. But you have given me a good man’s life. I will do what needs to be done.”
―Anderson Schultz and John Pilgrim

Having failed in his mission to apprehend Amy Bendix and take back the photograph, Pilgrim then returned to the Pilgrim Residence back in Georgia from Ohio, where he felt incredible shame for his failures. Heading down into his basement, Pilgrim had then decided to punish himself by repeatedly whipping his back with his own belt, biting down onto a piece of leather while he struck himself. Pilgrim ‘s self-punishment was then interrupted when Lemuel Pilgrim had informed him that the Schultzes had arrived in order to speak with him .
Pilgrim had then rejoined Anderson Schultz in his dine room as they discussed what had gone wrong, with Anderson noting that what had been taken by both Bendix and Pete Castiglione placid had to be addressed, as he informed Pilgrim that they had been tracked down to New York City. While Pilgrim felt uncomfortable at just that bare citation of New York due to his by there, Anderson claimed that he believed that Pilgrim ‘s religion would help him get through a rejoinder into New York, as Pilgrim noted that it was an dirty topographic point. Despite this, Pilgrim noted that the Schultzes had given him a good life .
As Pilgrim promised to do what needed to be done, they were then joined by Eliza Schultz who had explained that Rebecca Pilgrim was resting. As Pilgrim thanked the Schultzes for everything that they had done for him and his kin, Eliza insisted that it was simply the least that they could do, noting that if they continued to look out for one another, then God would smile down upon them. The Schultzes then took each early ‘s hands and had offered Pilgrim to join them in their prayer, which he did, confirming his continued loyalty to them arsenic well as his willingness to then tracking down Castiglione and Bendix .
Having been given his deputation, Pilgrim went upstairs to speak to his wife, as she questioned how long he would be away for this time, to which Pilgrim promised that he would not be gone for long. Pilgrim listened as Rebecca told him that she had spoken with Eliza and told her that the last thing she wanted to see before she died from cancer, was Pilgrim. As he struggled to keep himself from weeping at his beloved wife ‘s bedside, Pilgrim attempted to argue that he had obligations that he needed to keep, to which Rebecca questioned if he had more obligations to his own wife, or to the Schultzes .
In their undertake to comfort each other before they said adieu once again, Pilgrim and his wife quoted the Bible to each other. however, as she saw that Pilgrim ‘s indigence to fulfill his debt to the Schultzes was excessively firm and that he would leave for New York regardless, Rebecca told him that if he completed the undertaking quickly and kept his faith within God strong, then she would hush be there, waiting to see him one last time. As Pilgrim cried, he was then forced to walk away from his wife and children, in order to return to New York City and continue to hunt down Castiglione and Bendix, as demanded by the Schultzes. [ 5 ]

Return to New York

Meeting Dinah Madani

“I can keep your secret. If you tell me where to find him. And the girl.”
“Maybe I arrest you now, huh? See what shakes loose?”
“On what charge? Guilt and shame will eat you alive, Dinah. Unless you face your actions before God and truly repent.”
―John Pilgrim and Dinah Madani

once Pilgrim had returned to New York City, he had immediately set about tracking down the allies of Sergei Konchevsky who had been the ones to in the first place hiring Fiona ‘s gang to take all the embarrassing photograph of David Schultz. Pilgrim had tracked russian Mafia members down to Kazan ‘s Gym, where Pilgrim entered late at night and murdered everybody there with his silenced pistol before Pilgrim calmly walked out of the gymnasium and then disappeared. [ 5 ] Having killed Kazan and the Russians, Pilgrim returned into his hotel room, where he quietly prayed to himself, before reading the Bible which Rebecca Pilgrim gave him, which he had placed by a visualize of his beloved wife and two children. once he felt prepare, Pilgrim had then looked over the information about Amy Bendix, arsenic well as her defender who he had discovered, was actually Frank Castle, who had been using an alias of Pete Castiglione. With his information on Bendix and Castle, Pilgrim looked at Dinah Madani, who was an ally of Castle ‘s and had besides covered up his return back into club .
Pilgrim went into New York and to a cafe which he knew Madani had often visited to get her day by day cup of coffee bean. As Pilgrim sat alone, he found himself becoming distracted by all of the make noise around him, a well as the people who he had believed to be extraordinary, fuelling his silence hate of New York. finally, Madani did come into the cafe where she ordered her usual cup of coffee, as Pilgrim kept a close watch on her in the reflection of a mirror. once Madani had left with her coffee, Pilgrim then got up vitamin a well and followed Madani out into the streets, while keeping his distance to not alarm her about his presence .
however, Madani realized that she was being followed and, once she turned a corner, waited for Pilgrim to come after her as she drew her grease-gun, noting that she had seen him at the cafe already and demanded to know who he was. Pilgrim remained calm, raising his hands and claiming that they had a reciprocal acquaintance from Ohio, explaining that he was referring to Castle and making it clear that he knew that she had helped with his cover-up to become Castiglione. Pilgrim had then noted that men like Castle had to earn their right to the new life, as he then questioned what Castle had done to earn his raw life sentence .
Pilgrim promised Madani that he would keep her secrets, provided that she would tell him where he could find both Castle and Bendix. however, Madani responded by taking Pilgrim ‘s movie, which he happily posed for, before she threatened to have Pilgrim arrested, to which he noted that she could not charge him for any crime. Pilgrim then told Madani that her guilt and shame would eat her alive if she did not repent her sins before God. With that, Pilgrim noted that they would likely speak again soon as she was an easy womanhood to locate, before calmly turning round and walking away into the streets .
Following his spill the beans with Madani, Pilgrim had then tracked down Nikolai Poloznev, the final ally of Sergei Konchevsky who had been the one to arrange for the photograph of David Schultz to be taken in order to blackmail the Schultzes and take over of their son ‘s integral political career. Having tracked Poloznev to a construction, Pilgrim waited outside the elevator and fired two shots, killing Poloznev ‘s two bodyguards. Seeing that he had was no potential safety valve, Polozven merely closed his eyes and accepted his fortune as Pilgrim shot him in the head, killing Poloznev immediately before Pilgrim walked off from the scene. [ 7 ]

Updating Anderson Schultz

“It’s better that I do it myself.”
“It’s good that you have such faith in yourself, as do I, but we can not afford pride at this moment. Castle shot up a street in broad daylight. We’re way past the time for keeping things quiet.”
“It’s risky, me opening old doors.”
―John Pilgrim and Anderson Schultz

Having been ineffective to complete his mission and obtain the photograph of David Schultz, Pilgrim had met with Anderson Schultz at a driving range to discuss their site, as Schultz complained that his golf golf club was not good enough and questioned if he had misplaced his religion, making clear up reference to his dwindling faith with Pilgrim. Schultz had explained how he was aflutter about Frank Castle being arrested and then using the information that he had in their favor .
As Pilgrim questioned what he meant, Schultz just asked if he had faith in him, which Pilgrim insisted he did so Schultz explained that these were testing times and consequently they needed to take a group step to help them locate Castle and Amy Bendix. Schultz then told Pilgrim to use his previous contacts within New York City to set a bounty on Castle and Bendix, intending to turn the entire city against them. however, Pilgrim noted that it would be better for him to do the job himself preferably than risk him getting back into contact with the Aryan Brotherhood again, whom he had wished to keep far away from .
however, Schultz plainly dismissed all this, noting that while he was beaming to see that Pilgrim hush had such faith in himself, they could not afford pride in this position. Schultz went on to note how Castle had been involved in a public gunfight against Billy Russo, and consequently they were far beyond the point of being able to keep their situation lull. As Pilgrim noted the hazard involved with getting in contact with the Aryans, Schultz noted that he was not the man he once was, as he told him that if he completed their mission, he would be reunited with Rebecca Pilgrim and their two sons, as Schultz commented on how a lot all their families needed them to return back home. [ 8 ]

Setting the Bounty

“I want Castle and the girl alive. Tell me where they are or bring them to me.”
“How alive?”
“Only one of them needs to talk.”
―John Pilgrim and Danny

Following the orders of Anderson Schultz, Pilgrim had then traveled around New York City and put out a amplitude for five million dollars to bring him his targets. Pilgrim had finally gone into the cabaret owned by Danny who was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, who about immediately recognized Pilgrim as the man who had put up the five million dollar bounty all across New York. Pilgrim questioned if Danny wanted to talk about the amplitude or not, which he insisted that he did and then invited Pilgrim to sit down with him .
Pilgrim then presented Danny with pictures of Frank Castle and Amy Bendix, with Danny noting that he had believed Castle was already dead and acknowledging why Pilgrim was offering then much money for them both. Pilgrim told Danny that he wanted Castle and Bendix alive, noting that he could either inform him where they were or bring them to him directly. Danny questioned if he actually wanted them active, to which Pilgrim noted that only one of them was needed, as Danny promised that he would put the bible forbidden, as Pilgrim handed Danny a earphone to contact him on once Castle and Bendix were found .
Having sent out their bounty on Castle and Bendix, Pilgrim had then returned into his hotel room to await newsworthiness that his targets had been located. While lying on his bed, Pilgrim finally got the birdcall from Danny who promised that he had news, noting that while he did not know where Castle and Bendix were, there was person who did know where they could be found. Agreeing to meet back at the clubhouse, Pilgrim looked down at a photograph of himself with Rebecca Pilgrim and their two sons, as Pilgrim vowed that he would return to them soon, before taking his gunman and leaving the hotel room to meet Danny. [ 8 ]

“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”
“That’s nice. You have no mercy coming.”
“I wasn’t talking about me.”
“Make him dirty, boys.”
―John Pilgrim and Kusack

Returning to the cabaret, Pilgrim met with Danny and questioned if he had news for him, to which Danny just smiled and told Pilgrim that he was the news. Pilgrim ‘s attention was then drawn to the back of the room, as he then realized that Kusack was there and waiting for him. Kusack invited Pilgrim to join him at the table, referring to him by his original list of Robert, as Pilgrim sat down with Kusack, who offered Pilgrim a glaze of the best whiskey he had, comparing it to what they used to drink years earlier when they were friends .
As Kusack offered Pilgrim a swallow and noted that he had not changed that since they survive saw each other, Pilgrim noted that he had since leaving the Aryan Brotherhood. Kusack agreed with the statement, as he noted how Pilgrim had once been the loudest and most chatty man he had always known was he started drink in, while Pilgrim noted that the man Kusack had once known was no longer there. Kusack then became serious, questioning what had happened to the man he had once known, noting Pilgrim had left there twelve years ago with his money in order to make a buy and had just never returned .
Pilgrim told Kusack the report of how the alternator on his hand truck had gone badly, forcing him to stop inside a measure where he killed a man with opposing political belief during a fight at the bar, noting how he had about killed himself during the fight before he was arrested. Pilgrim explained how he then met Anderson and Eliza Schultz while he was awaiting his destine in his cell, which had resulted in Pilgrim turning his back on the Aryans and turning to Christianity. As Kusack explained that Danny had remembered Pilgrim from his youth, having admired his devotion to the Aryans, telling Pilgrim that he had been a God .
however, Pilgrim disagreed with Kusack ‘s gloss, noting that he had been a sinner and now he had been born again, with the people who would inherit the earth, which Kusack mocked as he got to his feet and removed his jacket. Pilgrim watched as Kusack rolled up his sleeves, fix for a fight while more indo-european thugs came out to back him up, with Kusack noting that Pilgrim knew what the price was for betraying the Aryan Brotherhood. [ 8 ] Pilgrim recited a prayer about the bless merciful, while Kusack told him that he would not be getting any mercifulness, lone for Pilgrim to claim he was not praying for himself .
Before Pilgrim could react, one of Kusack ‘s thugs then punched him hard across the face and took his gunman, as Kusack ordered his men to man Pilgrim messy. As the thugs grabbed him, Pilgrim then began defending himself, as he avoided one man ‘s punch and headbutted him in the face, resulting in two of the man ‘s tooth becoming lodged in Pilgrim ‘s skull. The early men soon began ganging up on Pilgrim, who struggled to gain an advantage, as one man had punched him across the side before a second gear world then slashed Pilgrim across the stomach with his knife, which had caused him to bleed heavily .
however, Pilgrim had been soon able to take possession of the knife, using it to slash a man ‘s throat open before embedding it in another man ‘s digest and tearing through him, spilling out his insides. All of Pilgrim ‘s wounds began taking a bell on him, as he had found himself being beaten into a table, resulting with his jaw becoming dislocated. Despite being repeatedly punched by a valet wearing knuckledusters, Pilgrim distillery managed to gain control of the battle and put the man into a headlock, before cracking his neck while stealing away his knuckle dusters, before Pilgrim had proceeded to kick the man ‘s head in .
once Pilgrim had killed all of his men, Kusack personally joined their fight, putting Pilgrim into a besotted headlock and furiously attempting to strangle him. however, Pilgrim was then able to grab onto Kusack ‘s thumb, breaking it and pulling his weapon from his neck. As Kusack cried out in pain, Pilgrim kicked him down onto the deck before picking up the knuckledusters from the floor. As Kusack was ineffective to defend himself, Pilgrim had then proceeded to viciously punch him in his font repeatedly with the knuckledusters, knocking out all Kusack ‘s tooth as Pilgrim refused to stop punching him until Kusack was dead .
now covered in the lineage of his former friends and allies, Pilgrim had looked around the room as Danny tried to escape, only for Pilgrim to pick up a grease-gun and calmly shoot Danny doubly in the back, killing him. Ignoring the total of agony he was in, Pilgrim softly walked back over to the table and collected his hat. Needing his way to cope with the pain and trauma of what had just happened, Pilgrim then took up Kusack ‘s offer for a drink, taking his beginning toast within twelve years, as Pilgrim then took the integral bottle and even found some cocaine in a air pocket of one of the dead men, which he besides took for himself. [ 11 ]

emotional get worse

“You gotta understand your own true nature. And you gotta use it. You gotta understand, really understand, what is that you have to change. Who among us can look at themselves without shame?”
―John Pilgrim

Pilgrim finally made it back to his hotel room, with his confront and knuckles about wholly covered in the blood of Kusack and the other members of the Aryan Brotherhood who had attempted to kill him. emotionally broken from the attack, Pilgrim comforted himself by drinking from the bottle of whiskey and snorting the cocaine that he had taken. Having numbed his pain with alcohol and drugs, Pilgrim had then begun to look over all of his injuries that he had sustained during the attack, pulling the two teeth of one of the thugs out of his own read/write head, after he had head-butted the hood in the mouth .
Pilgrim removed his shirt and examined the wind he had received when he had been slashed across the stomach with a knife, which he was still bleeding from. Without aesculapian resources at hand, Pilgrim simply tore apart his go to bed sheet and created a makeshift bind, painfully wrapping up his wind tightly. With his tongue wound having been wrapped up to stop the bleed, Pilgrim was then forced to deal with his disjointed call on the carpet, as he put his hands into his mouth and forced his jaw back into position, causing Pilgrim well more pain, as he remained locked in his room and continue drink in .
Having spent several hours alone in his room with fair his swallow and drugs, Pilgrim was called by Eliza Schultz, however, Pilgrim chose to ignore the call and rather snorted his cocaine to ease his emotional and forcible annoyance. As Pilgrim heard the voice of music and laugh coming from the board next to his, Pilgrim stepped out and knocked onto the door, carrying his gunman and still covered in rake. When Bob Wick opened the door, expecting their drug trader, Pilgrim saw that Wick was partying with multiple prostitutes. Indulging his past nature, Pilgrim put the grease-gun in Wick ‘s mouth and entered into the room .
Pilgrim proceeded to kill Wick and forced one of the prostitutes back into his room where she began performing oral sex on Pilgrim while he continued drinking. Pilgrim ignored what the prostitute was doing as he began ranting about how he did not understand the concept of union, claiming it was nothing more than a department of defense against your weaknesses as you surrounded yourself with people adenine hapless as yourself. Pilgrim compared union to the hall of mirrors that needed to be smashed, claiming that people had to understand their true nature so that they could look at themselves without pity .
Looking down at the prostitute, Pilgrim had imagined her as Rebecca Pilgrim and demanded that she get out. While he continued his gorge of alcohol and drugs, Pilgrim recalled his wife and their two sons, as he began to see visions of his wife before they married. Pilgrim then recalled how, when he had realized that he was in love with Rebecca, he had told her how his name was in truth Robert and how he had a dark past back in New York City, which Rebecca had barely accepted, resulting in Pilgrim proposing to her. When Rebecca asked Pilgrim if he still felt like the man he once was, Pilgrim told that he did not. [ 11 ]

Visited by Eliza Schultz

“She wanted the last thing that she saw in this world to be me.”
“You mustn’t blame yourself. These people who are trying to harm us, they are why you weren’t with Rebecca. This man, this Castle, he was the reason.”
“Yeah? He never did anything to me.”
―John Pilgrim and Eliza Schultz

Having spent hours in a bibulous and drug-fueled slump, Pilgrim had finally woken up, as he tried urgently hard not to sober up, as he then immediately began drinking even again. Driven by a indigence to speak to Rebecca Pilgrim to find some comfort, Pilgrim then called the Pilgrim Residence, only for Eliza Schultz to pick up the call, a lot to Pilgrim ‘s surprise. Pilgrim questioned if he could speak with his wife, as he missed her calls, as Schultz claimed she was resting .
Suspecting that something was amiss, Pilgrim questioned who tried to call him, as Schultz plainly claimed that she promised Rebecca to try and get ahold of him as she was worried about him. As Schultz claimed that they had all been worried about his wellbeing as he had not been in reach for some clock, Pilgrim assured her that he was very well. Schultz told Pilgrim to stay by the telephone, which he promised to do as Schultz questioned if he was alright, to which Pilgrim simply assured her that he was all right but just needed to hear his wife ‘s voice, as he had discovered he was weak without her support .
Pilgrim spent several hours sat entirely in his hotel room, waiting for his call to ring so he could speak with his wife. however, to Pilgrim ‘s surprise, his call did not ring but person knocked on his door. Suspecting an still-hunt, Pilgrim got his accelerator and carefully opened the door, finding Schultz had come to see him. Knowing immediately that Schultz would not be there if there was not news program to tell him, Pilgrim dropped down onto his knees as Schultz informed him that Rebecca had died, as he struggled to accept the passing of his wife following the visions he had been having of her, claiming she brought him bet on .
Deep in mourning for his absolutely wife, Pilgrim was then offered consolation by Schultz who had claimed that Rebecca had been like a daughter to her, and Pilgrim was like a son to her. As Schultz claimed that she was feeling the same grief that Pilgrim was feeling, he noted that Rebecca had been his wife, and therefore he should have been with her in Georgia rather than New York City. Although Schultz tried to claim that Rebecca would have understand why he was not there, Pilgrim noted that Rebecca had wanted the last matter she saw in this earth to be her husband, which he had failed to provide her .
Hearing this, Schultz attempted to convince Pilgrim that this was not his blame but the blame of those who had been trying to harm her kin, such as Frank Castle. however, Pilgrim insisted that Castle had never actually done anything to him personally, as he began to question if the Schultzes actually cared about him and his family at all. Pilgrim listened as Schultz then told him that his fight was for more than precisely himself, but for a future for himself and his two sons, as Pilgrim then insisted that the only thing his sons needed, was for him to be home with them so that they could all grieve the loss of their mother .
Schultz continued trying to convince Pilgrim that his focus needed to be on completing the mission, claiming that his sons needed him to be certain of his path and that if he failed to complete their mission then he would be filled with shame and regret. Schultz promised that she and Anderson would continue protecting Pilgrim ‘s sons like they protected their own son, a long as Pilgrim finished his job, as she insisted that everyone depended on him, claiming that the hopes of everyone who loved him rested on Pilgrim doing what was expected of him, as Schultz questioned if Pilgrim had understood all this .
Getting up to his feet, Pilgrim had insisted that he understood what Schultz was saying to him, but had hush questioned why Schultz was using his sons to test his loyalty, lone for Schultz to compare these tests to the tests that God had given onto Abraham, while noting that Abraham ‘s sacrifice had allowed his family to prosper long after his death, claiming that this would be the case if Pilgrim did what had been expected of him. once Schultz had left the hotel room, Pilgrim was filled with rage, as he had then begun to trash their integral hotel room, throwing the furniture across the room out of saturated craze. [ 12 ]

Desperate Measures

“Let me tell you something, I ain’t falling for your act! That asshole that works for you, he just shot up a highway, coming after me. You know the only reason you’re breathing right now, is to help me find him, get your arse up!”
―Frank Castle to David Schultz

With few choices left for him, Pilgrim followed Eliza Schultz ‘s orders and continued his mission, as he left his hotel room and had traveled to Sacred Saints Hospital where Frank Castle was nowadays being treated for all of the injuries he had sustained in the awaken of his recent struggle against Billy Russo and his Crew. Just as Pilgrim had entered into the hospital, the fire alarm clock was set off, causing everybody there to evacuate. however, Pilgrim ignored this as he continued making his way up the elevator and towards his aim, ignoring a clown .
Despite Pilgrim managing to make his way past all the New York City Police Department officers who had been ordered to guard Castle during his treatment at the hospital, once Pilgrim got to the board and attempted to kill him, he discovered that Castle had vanished due to the aid of Karen Page and Amy Bendix. Realizing this, Pilgrim had then made his way outside of the hospital, now determined not to allow Castle or Bendix to escape him again. [ 12 ] Pilgrim realized that Castle had been recaptured by Brett Mahoney, who commandeered an ambulance and was now attempting to bring Castle to prison .
Pilgrim managed to steal a patrol car and chased down Mahoney ‘s ambulance through New York City, as he soon managed to catch up with Mahoney and, having managed to get alongside the ambulance as Mahoney had trusted seeing a police car, Pilgrim then drew his gunman and began firing into the ambulance, intending to kill Castle once and for all. Pilgrim and Mahoney both attempted to push each other off the road, while Pilgrim continued shooting at the ambulance, until he had successfully push button Mahoney and Castle off a bridge, causing unplayful damage while besides injuring both Mahoney and Castle .
As Pilgrim got out of the police car, he raised his accelerator in order to force all of those passerby to flee in terror. however, before Pilgrim could continue shooting down at the ambulance to ensure he killed Castle and Mahoney, he was abruptly struck by Dinah Madani ‘s car, which knocked Pilgrim off his feet. As Madani attempted to arrest Pilgrim on behalf of the Homeland Security, Pilgrim managed to keep himself out of sight until he got around Madani and stole her concern, managing to escape from the scenery, while leaving Castle and Mahoney alive as Castle had managed to escape from Pilgrim ‘s wrath once again .
Having managed to get away, Pilgrim then pulled over in Madani ‘s car and began checking the engine, ensuring that he had removed and destroyed the tracker hidden inside the engine. Pilgrim had besides checked on the wounds that he had received during his still-hunt by Kusack and the Aryan Brotherhood, as the injure on his abdomen had opened back up again when Madani had struck him with her cable car, causing Pilgrim to bleed heavily. once Pilgrim bandaged himself up, he threatened some kids before checking Madani ‘s travel history to find likely leads on Castle and Bendix ‘s potential location. [ 10 ]

“I have no quarrel with you, but I also have very little time. So, if they are your friends, and you’re thinking of showing them your loyalty, of protecting them, it would be better if you didn’t.”
“Still, I don’t know anything about any Castle or girl.”
“Like Peter, you deny this man. You know, there was a time not long ago, I would have judged you before even sitting down with you.”
―John Pilgrim and Curtis Hoyle

Following the directions in Dinah Madani ‘s cable car, Pilgrim had arrived at a rubbish yard where there was barely a individual caravan. Stepping out of the car, Pilgrim took his gunman and had limped towards the caravan, as he noticed that the door had recently been shot with a shotgun. Pilgrim then entered the caravan with his gunman raised, finding Curtis Hoyle there who demanded to know who Pilgrim was. Looking around the space, Pilgrim had noticed the shotgun on the table and questioned if Hoyle had been expecting trouble oneself .
As Hoyle had noted that there was no room to predict when strange men like Pilgrim would come through your door, he commented that Pilgrim did not look indeed good himself, which made Pilgrim smile, to which Pilgrim noted that it had been a testing day for him. Keeping his accelerator aimed at him, Pilgrim then offered Hoyle the find to sit down, as Pilgrim had lowered his gun and began looking around the caravan before taking a induct himself. Seeing that Hoyle was inching across his sofa, Pilgrim warned him that if Hoyle attempted to steal the shotgun, then he would just shoot Hoyle in the kneecap .
Sitting down, Pilgrim questioned how Hoyle knew Madani, to which Hoyle had smiled and claimed that Madani merely visited Hoyle in the caravan for sex occasionally, which Pilgrim smiled at before noting that he believed Hoyle was lying to him. Hoyle offered Pilgrim to take any he wanted from the van and go, although Pilgrim had alternatively asked Hoyle about Frank Castle and Amy Bendix, as Hoyle claimed that he did not even know who they were. Pilgrim told Hoyle that since he did not come there to kill him, he wanted to give Hoyle a final find to stop protecting his friends Castle and Bendix .
Despite this, Hoyle still claimed to know nothing, as Pilgrim had told Hoyle how once in his biography, he would have judged Hoyle without ever getting to know him, but now he could see him clearly, and without hate. Pilgrim then took out the pair of knuckledusters which he had taken from Kusack ‘s henchmen during his ambush, telling Hoyle that while he admired his fearlessness, he did not believe him. Pilgrim noted that this caravan was not a put where people like him lived, but it was for people who were hiding, and consequently he believed that Hoyle was protecting Castle and Bendix out of some human body of friendship .
however, fair as Hoyle was still denying any cognition of Pilgrim ‘s targets, they were interrupted as Bendix had burst into the van looking to tell Hoyle that they had rescued Castle from Sacred Saints Hospital. Seeing Bendix arriving there, Pilgrim momentarily paused in traumatize as Bendix realized what was happening. As Bendix rushed to grab the shotgun, Pilgrim attempted to apprehend her, alone for Hoyle to rush forward and tackle Pilgrim. As the three began to fight across the caravan, Hoyle knocked Pilgrim ‘s gunman out of his hand as Bendix attempted to reclaim the shotgun and Pilgrim fight against Hoyle .
just as Pilgrim had overpowered Hoyle and then knocked him down, Bendix had gotten ahold of the shotgun and fired a blast of bullets at Pilgrim, who managed to hide behind their cabinet but took multiple pellets in the legs, causing him to scream out in pain. Seeing that she had failed to kill Pilgrim with the shotgun blast, Bendix urgently attempted to get away as Pilgrim grabbed her legs, alone for Hoyle to come back into their fight as he dragged Pilgrim aside from Bendix, ordering her to run for her life. Hoyle then proceeded to throw Pilgrim across the caravan and then began punching him repeatedly .
Pilgrim continued fighting against Hoyle as Bendix used a mysterious exit to get away and run for base hit, while Pilgrim desperately attempted to push Hoyle away from him indeed that he could give chase, in ordain to ultimately complete his mission. however, Hoyle refused to allow Pilgrim to get away, lifting him up and smashing Pilgrim through a table and against the walls, despite Pilgrim trying to land whatever defensive punches that he could throughout the fight. ultimately, Pilgrim had then armed himself with his knuckle dust storm and punched Hoyle in the face repeatedly, until the now dazzle Hoyle could barely defend himself .
With Hoyle briefly dazed, Pilgrim was then able to throw him through the wardrobe, before striking him across the side with the shotgun. The hit then knocked Hoyle unconscious mind, but Pilgrim, despite being armed with the shotgun and now standing over the defeated Hoyle, decided not to kill him, ascribable to his respect for what Hoyle had been trying to do. With Pilgrim nowadays seriously injured, he stepped outside the caravan and realized that Bendix had managed to escape his grip once again, as rake dripped out of his digest hoist and the shotgun pellets in his leg, questioning what he should do. [ 10 ]

Eliza Schultz ‘s terror

“Castle took him because you have the girl. Is the girl still alive, John? John, do you have the girl?”
“Yeah, she’s with me.”
“Good. You will have to do whatever it takes to make David safe. You have only one path now, John, but Michael and Lemuel have two.”
―Eliza Schultz and John Pilgrim

Having failed once again to capture Amy Bendix, Pilgrim drove back to his hotel in Dinah Madani ‘s car, as he painfully got out and walked to the elevator to return into his room, inactive covered in his own blood from all of those many injuries. once he got second to his board, Pilgrim had begun treating his latest injuries from his collide against Bendix and Curtis Hoyle, as he had moaned in awful agony while removing all the shotgun pellets from his bleeding leg one by one. [ 10 ] once Pilgrim had finished patching up his injuries and began putting his clothes back on, he then heard an unexpected knock at the doorway, as Pilgrim then picked his weapon back improving and prepared to defend himself. Limping to the door with his accelerator raised up, Pilgrim opened it and looked outside, finding cipher was there. Pilgrim looked down the hallway, searching for whoever had knocked, but could not see anyone there. however, before Pilgrim could walk down the corridor and continue his search, he heard his telephone ring in his bedroom, as he lowered his gun and went back inside to answer the earphone call .
Picking up the phone, Pilgrim heard Lemuel Pilgrim ‘s part, much to Pilgrim ‘s joy as he lowered his gunman and sat down, telling his son how effective that was to hear his voice. Pilgrim asked how Lemuel and Michael Pilgrim were doing, while Lemuel noted that they missed him and had questioned when he would return to Georgia from New York City. Pilgrim promised Lemuel that he would be home soon and they would be reunited and could all bury Rebecca Pilgrim in concert, while Pilgrim told his son to look after his buddy until he returned, which Lemuel agreed to do as Pilgrim told Lemuel that he loved him .
however, to Pilgrim ‘s surprise the call was then taken away from Lemuel by Eliza Schultz, while she told Pilgrim that they had wanted him to remember precisely what it was he was fighting for. Schultz then informed Pilgrim that the Punisher kidnapped David Schultz, noting that David was never meant to be brought into this conflict and that Castle took David as Pilgrim apparently had taken Bendix. Knowing that his sons were at hazard, Pilgrim lied to the Schultzes and claimed that he did indeed have Bendix, as Schultz then gave him a count to contact Castle and make their trade with Bendix and David. [ 13 ]

“Go on, back up. Back up. Nope. Nope. Get back. Guess we both have something the other wants, right? Yeah. Bring me David, she stays alive. Hit the down. Hit it!”
“I’m sorry.”
“Expect my call. Garage. Hit the garage. Do it.”
―John Pilgrim and Amy Bendix

While Pilgrim was sat in the hotel room once used by Bob Wick and considered what he was doing to do about his current situation, he was abruptly alerted to the sound of the Punisher kicking down the door of his early room. Without making any heavy, Pilgrim waited until he could hear that Castle had stepped into the center of the room before Pilgrim had then began shooting wildly through the wall. however, as Pilgrim went to reload, Castle began shooting back .
As Pilgrim and Castle had both reloaded their guns, they lay down in silence and then waited for a hint at where the other one was so they could shoot them down. finally, Pilgrim had heard a crump which momentarily distracted him, as Castle fired through the wall and ran out of the room. Pilgrim then switched rooms before Castle could storm at heart and gun him down, as Pilgrim found his bag of weapons and grabbed a pump actions shotgun, firing multiple blasts through the wall in a despairing attempt to shoot Castle. however, Castle had still continued shooting second until the shotgun ran out of shells .
not wanting to give Castle any advantages, Pilgrim then grabbed his car gunman and began shooting through the wall, forcing Castle to stay under report. however, as Pilgrim continued shooting, finally his gunman ran out of bullets, as Castle did not hesitate to charge at the damaged wall, smashing his way through it and attempting to shoot at Pilgrim, who had managed to run out of the board precisely in time. As Castle took cover, he and Pilgrim continued shooting at each early, with Castle diving for shroud behind their wardrobe and bed to ensure that Pilgrim never got a clear shot while they continued shooting .
As Castle managed to find his hoard of guns and used a car accelerator to shoot at him, Pilgrim made a tactical retirement, only to then discover that Amy Bendix was there, armed with her shotgun. Before Bendix could react, Pilgrim was able to move the shotgun out of his range, firing it into the ceiling, before disarming Bendix and holding his artillery to the back of her promontory, precisely as Castle charged out of the room with his weapon raised. Pilgrim used Bendix as cover while demanding an exchange of Bendix for David Schultz, before he and Bendix entered the elevator, as Castle had promised that she would be alright .
Pilgrim and Bendix then both heading down towards the basement, leaving Castle to fight the New York City Police Department who had arrived on the scene. however, once Pilgrim had forced Bendix bet on inside Dinah Madani ‘s cable car, he witnessed Castle arriving there, having beaten down the patrol and caught up with them. While Pilgrim then attempted to drive away vitamin a quickly as possible, Castle leaped onto the front man of the car, desperately attempting to stop Pilgrim ‘s escape, only for Pilgrim to slam on the breaks, which had then thrown Castle off the car before driving off, leaving Castle unable to catch up. [ 13 ]

Waiting with Amy Bendix

“You’re really planning on going after him in this state? You’re crazy. He’s gonna kill you.”
“Maybe. Or I’ll kill him. God will decide which of us is righteous.”
“You honestly believe that? He’s the Punisher. He is gonna, like, righteously pull your spine out of your throat.”
―Amy Bendix and John Pilgrim

Having managed to get away, Pilgrim and Amy Bendix then pulled up their cable car in a dark corner of New York City. Once they were both safe, Pilgrim then called Frank Castle and had questioned how they wanted to exchange David Schultz for Bendix, as Castle informed Pilgrim that Schultz was back at the caravan, and so if Pilgrim wanted him then he should come back to the caravan where he had been earlier and collect him personally, before Castle had then hung up .
While Pilgrim took a breath, Bendix had questioned if he was actually planning on going after Castle while he was in such a inadequate physical country, telling him that he was crazy as Castle would undoubtedly kill him. however, Pilgrim was unfazed by this, noting that he believed that God would decide which of them was righteous and then grant victory to him. Hearing this, Bendix questioned if he in truth believed this, insisting that the Punisher would even manage to viciously murder him if they came to a crusade, which Pilgrim however did not disagree with as he had then looked the intelligibly panicky Bendix directly in the eye .
Bendix then asked Pilgrim what was righteous about everything he had done up to this steer, including the murders of Fiona and Sergei Konchevsky, noting that the Bible forbids the kill of all others, and Pilgrim had murdered multiple people who had never done damage to anybody, as Bendix claim that Anderson and Eliza Schultz had been using him to do their dirty work, turning his faith against him. Pilgrim sat in muteness as Bendix offered him a prospect to change his focus by turning against the Schultzes and setting her absolve, but Pilgrim calm refused, claiming that it was besides late, despite him wanting to. [ 13 ]

Showdown with the Punisher

“They have my sons. I understand you didn’t have a chance to save your kids. If you had, what would you have done?”
“I’d have done anything.”
―John Pilgrim and Punisher

Following the instructions, Pilgrim pulled up to the caravan site where he was greeted by Frank Castle, who came out alone as Pilgrim however continued holding his gunman to Amy Bendix ‘ pass. While Castle then checked that Bendix was o, Pilgrim had ordered her to get onto her knees, as Castle informed Pilgrim that David Schultz was inside the caravan with C4 strapped to his head, which Castle was willing to detonate unless Pilgrim last handed Bendix over to him .
Castle questioned why Pilgrim was doing all this, to which he hinted that there was something that Anderson and Eliza Schultz had owed him. When Castle then questioned if he believed that they could be trusted, Pilgrim confessed that the Schultzes had his sons, as Pilgrim questioned what Castle would do with the chance to save his family from being killed, as Castle admitted he would have done anything. Getting Pilgrim ‘s name, Castle him that Bendix had become like his own daughter, vowing that he would do anything to protect her, as he told Pilgrim to aim his weapon at him alternatively and let Bendix go .
With that, Pilgrim had allowed Bendix to get up and watched her hug Castle before he ordered her to leave him and Pilgrim, which Bendix agreed to do. Once Bendix took Dinah Madani ‘s car and left, Pilgrim had requested the phone that was purportedly linked to the C4, alone for Castle to confess that Schultz was not actually in the caravan. As Pilgrim demanded to know where he was, Castle then admitted that he did not know since Curtis Hoyle had rescued Schultz and handed him over to Brett Mahoney. Horrified by this, Pilgrim attacked Castle, who managed to tackle Pilgrim first and knock him off his feet .
Pilgrim and Castle began fighting on the ground, while Pilgrim ‘s gunman was knocked out of his hands while Castle began beating him down, alone for Pilgrim to grab a assemble of metallic and smash it across Castle ‘s head. While Pilgrim grabbed a steel pole, Castle got ahold of his gun and attempted to shoot him dead, alone to realize that the gun had been empty the entire time. Pilgrim proceeded to smack Castle with the steel terminal, knocking him off his feet as Pilgrim attempted to beat him down, punching him hard in the font which knocked Castle onto his back before kicking Castle ‘s heading through a plane of glass .
As Castle struggled to stand, Pilgrim took full advantage and began throwing him across the ground. Grabbing the nearby chain, Pilgrim wrapped it around Castle ‘s throat as he demanded to know where Schultz was, pulling Castle ‘s head back to the point that he could not breathe, before repeatedly punching Castle in the back of the head as Pilgrim continued to question where Schultz was. Despite being beaten down, Castle managed to gather his potency back, grabbing ahold of the chain and pulling it down, taking Pilgrim off his feet. The two exhausted enemies then took a moment to catch their breath .
once the two were back onto their feet, Castle armed himself with a steel pole while Pilgrim wrapped the chain around his knuckles, as Castle questioned if Pilgrim still needed a minute, to which Pilgrim insisted that he was waiting on Castle. The two then charged at each early, with Castle furiously swinging the steel perch which Pilgrim was able to block with the chain around his hand before he struck Castle hard in the face. The two proved themselves to be evenly matched as both managed to beat down the other but had still refused to back down, as Pilgrim dived over Castle to knock him over once again .
Since Pilgrim believed he had gotten that advantage over Castle, he had charged at him once again in order to punch him with his chain wrapped fist, only for Castle to swing a large steel canister at Pilgrim, knocking him back into a car with considerable pull. This blow had dazed Pilgrim, allowing Castle to hit him so far again with full coerce, but Pilgrim had continued getting up, determined not to lose their battle. however, Castle then hit him three more times with the sword canister, leaving Pilgrim dazzle and unable to stand, before Castle hit him once more, ultimately knocking him down for good and ending the fight .
With Pilgrim covered in lineage and unable to defend himself anymore, he looked up as Castle stood over him with the sword canister. Seeing that Castle was ready to beat his head in with the steel canister and end his animation, Pilgrim gathered up what persuasiveness he had left and asked Castle to wait. Struggling to breathe, Pilgrim then asked Castle not to harm his sons when he went to kill Anderson and Eliza Schultz. As he was looking up at the bloody Castle, Pilgrim had then told him that he knew who Castle very was, comparing him to a Whirlwind, before Pilgrim accepted his destiny and waited for Castle to end his liveliness.

however, Castle chose not to kill Pilgrim, sympathizing with Pilgrim ‘s hope to save his family from anyone who wished to do them harm. Pilgrim then joined Castle and Bendix as they traveled to the Schultz Mansion where Pilgrim went upstairs and then rescued Michael and Lemuel from the Schultzes. The Pilgrim family then all waited away while Castle shot Eliza through the back of the head and just left Anderson to kill himself. Having confirmed that Anderson and Eliza were dead, Pilgrim put his sons in the cable car, giving a final look at Castle before driving away, ultimately leaving that life of violence behind. [ 13 ]


“Brotherhood is a hall of mirrors… looking back at you, reflecting your own self back at you. But there comes a time… you gotta smash the mirror… and look inside and decide, who am I? What kind of man am I?”
―John Pilgrim

Being a pitiless and barbarous killer for Aryan Brotherhood early in his life, John Pilgrim late became a quiet and restrain man a well as a love husband and don. Kusack noted him for his extreme belief in blank domination, and Danny viewed him as an unscrupulous annoy without a conscience. Despite being forced to return to his fierce nature during the chase for Amy Bendix, he did not seem to feel any joy doing thus. alternatively, he carried out his mission without any display of emotion at all both when killing people and when suffering heavy injuries himself. however, Pilgrim now seemed to despise ferocity as he sought to avoid it at respective opportunities, for exemplify when he tried to convince Roy Hardin to give Frank Castle and Bendix up in order to avoid any further bloodshed. With his faith in God, Pilgrim values life identical much although he would not hesitate to use violence and even madly force if he considers it necessity for achieving his goals, hoping to return to his wife and sons a soon as potential .


  • Expert Combatant: 250?cb=20191113185605 John Pilgrim is a highly skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant, as well as being able to use several melee weapons such as knuckledusters and knives with great skills. He managed to take out Kusack and his men despite them being armed with a variety of melee weapons themselves. Also, Pilgrim holds himself up in a fight with Frank Castle for a long time even though being heavily injured due to the fight with Kusack’s men and the fight with Curtis Hoyle and Amy Bendix. Pilgrim also shows a somewhat pain-resistance, as he does not give up to fight against both Kusack’s men and Frank Castle despite having suffered several heavy injuries. Pilgrim’s complete lack of any emotional reaction to any injuries, however painful they might be, discourages enemies from further attacking him such as the last survivor of Kusack’s crew who then chose to run instead of facing Pilgrim. Though Pilgrim shot him to death nevertheless.
  • Knife Mastery: Pilgrim is highly skilled in using a knife in combat, being able to kill one of Kusack’s men with his own knife.
“If you go for that shotgun, I’m gonna put a bullet in your kneecap, okay? And trust me, that doesn’t feel too good.”
―John Pilgrim to Curtis Hoyle




  • Pilgrim Residence: 250?cb=20190318142807 Abandoning his violent past, Pilgrim moved to Georgia where he lived with his wife and two sons at their own house. Pilgrim spent a lot of time at the house, taking care of ill Rebecca and their children. Anderson and Eliza Schultz visited the Pilgrim family, tasking him to return to New York City to eliminate the last ones who were able to expose them.




  • John Pilgrim is based on the Mennonite, a violent assassin who left his work to be with his wife Mary. Desperate for money to save his wife, the Mennonite was hired by Don Rigoletto to kill the Punisher.

Behind the Scenes

  • Craig Lenti was a stand-in for Josh Stewart in the role of John Pilgrim.


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