Barracuda is a fictional American comic book character owned by Marvel Comics who opposes the Punisher. He is a mercenary gangster of great physical strength, endurance, fighting ability, and exceptional intelligence. He shows an incredible sense of optimism and "glass half full" thinking (even maintaining a cheerful attitude as the Punisher cut off all the fingers on his right hand), profane humor, and a tendency to betray anyone if he can benefit from it. He first appeared in The Punisher vol. 6, #31 (May 2006).
At a panel at the 2008 Philadelphia Wizard World comic convention, Garth Ennis stated that the basis for the character of Barracuda was the song "Stagger Lee", especially the version recorded by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Although his first appearance was in the closing panels of The Punisher vol. 6, #31, he became a primary character in the ensuing story arc in the following issue #32. After a six-issue story arc in The Punisher, Barracuda starred in an eponym 5-issue mini-series in the MAX title Punisher Presents: Barracuda (2007).
Barracuda grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, the eldest of two brothers and a sister. His father was an alcoholic who, in the night before he abandoned his family, burned Barracuda's hand on a grill while telling him to be "hard as the motherfucking world itself." He got into a fight in elementary school where he shoved his thumbs into a classmate's eyes.
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