When a plague turned the world's population into cannibals, Kingpin was among the many villians that succumbed to it. Not long afterward, the world fell to pieces and the infected started forming their own tribes. The Kingpin, having changed his name to the King of Death, manipulated turf wars between the tribes, thinning the herd and killing the uninfected in the process. When the war ended, the remaining tribes left the city, leaving Manhattan to Patient Zero's tribe. The King of Death took every other part of New York City. Over the course of several months, the King of Death and his tribe decimated the other tribes, enslaving the weak and forcing the strong to join his tribe. Eventually, the King of Death used his resources to enter Manhattan.

He started putting pressure on Patient Zero, killing many in his tribe and kidnapping his mate, Mary Jane Watson. Patient Zero went to the Punisher, who had been hunting him for years, for help, offering him the location of many uninfected survivors. Despite much reluctance, the Punisher agreed to help and snuck into the King's lair. However, he was ambushed and taken prisoner.[1]

The King of Death restrained and tortured him for information on Patient Zero's location, but he wouldn't surrender his location believing the survivors Patient Zero mentioned would be found as well. King soon threatened to kill the pregnant Mary Jane. Deadpool, a member of Patient Zero's tribe, came to his rescue and fought King's men while Mary Jane freed the Punisher. After obliterating the King's tribe, the Punisher shot him in the head.[2]




The King of Death is composed almost entirely of muscle that has been developed to enormous size, much like a sumo wrestler, and he possesses peak human strength. His vast bulk shields him from many forms of injury, either providing padding or causing penetration wounds to only strike him relatively superficially. He has extraordinary skill in hand-to-hand combat, specializing in a number of martial arts, including sumo wrestling, Judo, and hapkido. The King of Death is a criminal genius and a highly skilled planner and organizer. He employs numerous henchmen, scientists, and even superhumans, almost all of whom are fiercely loyal to him due to dedication, fear, or both. And due to his exposure to Survivor 118, the King of Death was capable of adapting to extreme changes in his environment.

Strength level

the King of Death possesses the peak human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise. The King of Death is virtually as strong as it is possible for a man of his age, height, and weight to be without having superhuman strength. His great bulk does not consist of fat but of muscles that have been developed to enormous size, as in a sumo wrestler. The King of Death can lift (press) approximately 650 pounds.

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