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"It wasn't your fault. You were protecting your mother."
"I didn't do it for her; I did it for me. That's why I still wear these; to remind myself that I'm not cruel for the sake of cruelty! That I'm not my father! That I'm not a monster!"
Vanessa Marianna and Wilson Fisk[src]

The Assassination of Bill Fisk was Wilson Fisk's retaliation against his father. After another fight between his parents, Bill and Marlene Fisk, resulted in Bill beating his wife, Wilson stepped in, smashing his father's head in with a hammer.

Background

Bill Fisk was a proud and hardworking man, running to be councilman. He often drank too much and often abused his wife, Marlene Fisk, and son, Wilson Fisk.

Bill Fisk loses his campaign for the Third District Council. Later, he is told by his son that a young man named Bernie Walker was knocking down the signs for his campaign and calling both of them losers. Fisk takes his son to confront the bully. Once they find him, Fisk asks Walker why he was hitting the signs and insulting him. Walker replied that he was only repeating his father's statements. Fisk then beats Walker with a bat and orders his own son to kick him and not stop.[3]

Assassination

"When I was a boy I beat my father's skull in with a hammer. I was twelve years old. Young for my age, in fact. Terribly inexperienced. I'd never been to a dance with a girl or stayed up past midnight. Never been out of the city or even taken the subway on my own. Yet there I was, twelve years old, standing over my father's body watching him die by my hand."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Later that night, Bill Fisk told Wilson to sit in a corner and stare at a wall to make him think about his future. As Fisk was about to leave to talk with Don Rigoletto, he is stopped by his wife. Having been drinking, Fisk begins to beat his wife, with Wilson listening. Having occurred numerous times before, Wilson gets tired of these beatings and finally decides to put an end to them. He grabs a nearby hammer and repeatedly hits his father over the head with it, killing him.[3]

Aftermath

"When I was in prison, my mother passed away. Among her effects was a shoebox with my name on it. A keepsake box of sorts. It was full of happy relics from my life. The gifts that I made her when I was young. The odd news clipping. And the hammer. The instrument of my father's death. I thought that she had thrown it away. But she was proud of what I had done, of who I was. She accepted me, without shame."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Wison and his mother Marlene cut up Fisk's body and spent the next week dumping his body parts into a river. All who knew that Fisk owed Don Rigoletto's money assumed that Fisk had left town to avoid him. Marlene then send her son to live with relatives on a farm.[3]

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