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Matthew Michael Murdock
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Daredevil [ 2 ]
Masked Man [ 3 ]
Devil of Hell’s Kitchen [ 4 ]
[ 1 ]
The Nut in the Mask [ 1 ]
Mike [ 3 ]
The Guy in the Mask [ 3 ]
Heckle and Jeckle ( with Foggy Nelson ) [ 5 ]
The Mask [ 5 ]
The Devil [ 6 ]
The Man in Black [ 6 ]
The Masked Idiot [ 6 ]
The man in the Mask [ 7 ]
Houdini [ 7 ]
Собака в Маске [ 7 ] [ 8 ]
Sexual Rain Man [ 7 ]
Black Mask [ 9 ]
Child [ 9 ]
Hero [ 9 ]
Mother Teresa [ 10 ]
Devil Man [ 11 ]
D [ 12 ]
Red [ 13 ]
Doc [ 13 ]
Sunshine [ 13 ]
Altar Boy [ 14 ]
Blind Bastard [ 15 ]
Magoo [ 15 ]
悪魔さん [ 16 ] [ 17 ]
Saint Matthew [ 18 ]
Mutual Friend [ 18 ]
The Horny One [ 19 ]
The Loyal One [ 20 ]
A Blind man Who Can See [ 21 ]
Blind Ninja [ 22 ]
Counselor [ 23 ]
Devil Boy [ 22 ]
The Costume Guy [ 24 ]
Pro Bono Lawyer [ 25 ]
Blind Lawyer [ 22 ]
Unidentified Assailant [ 26 ]
Franklin Nelson [ 27 ]
Facilitator [ 21 ]
Hell ‘s Kitchen ‘s celebrated Vigilante [ 28 ]
The Hero of Hell ‘s Kitchen [ 28 ]
A man Without Fear [ 29 ]
Mr. Daredevil [ 29 ]
Mooch [ 29 ]
Semidecent Lawyer [ 29 ]
A Really Good Lawyer [ 30 ]
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Date of Birth
Mid-1980s [ 1 ] [ 3 ]
Columbia University ( once )
Landman and Zack ( once )
Nelson and Murdock ( once )
Defenders ( once )
Nelson, Murdock and Page
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Daredevil ( 39 episodes )
Jessica Jones ( mentioned )
Luke Cage ( mentioned )
Iron Fist ( mentioned )
The Defenders ( 8 episodes )
The Punisher ( mentioned )
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law ( unreleased )
Echo ( unreleased )
Daredevil: Born Again ( unreleased )
Jessica Jones ( flashback )
Skylar Gaertner ( young )
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- “I realize that if my life had turned out any differently, that I would never have become Daredevil. And although people have died on my watch, people who shouldn’t have, there are countless others that have lived. So, maybe it is all part of God’s plan. Maybe my life has been exactly as it had to be.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Maggie Grace
Matthew Michael “Matt” Murdock is a lawyer who had been blinded as a young boy by a radioactive means that fell into his eyes from a crash vehicle. even though he lost his sight, his other four remaining senses were heightened to superhuman levels. After mobsters killed his church father, Murdock was trained by Stick to become a warrior, using his disability as an advantage to fight for the Chaste. however, Murdock ‘s compassion for Elektra led him to be rejected by Stick. He then returned to Columbia University with Foggy Nelson to gain his law degree. Murdock dedicated his life to fighting injustice where he could find it in New York City ; by day, as a lawyer with his law tauten Nelson and Murdock, and by night, as a vigilante known as the Masked Man. Murdock ‘s actions as a crime combatant had finally put him into battle with a crime lord named Wilson Fisk. Murdock used his skills to expose Fisk ‘s criminal activities and then have him arrested with Murdock nowadays being known as Daredevil. Daredevil ‘s actions in New York City and his rigorous moral code soon put him into conflict with the Punisher, a vigilante who believed that end was the only punishment for crime as he caused chaos across the city. While dealing with the Punisher, Daredevil was besides thrown into more personal tumult by the sudden return of Elektra and Stick, who had both attempted to recruit Daredevil to join into their conflict against the Hand. Murdock finally managed to find a middle ground with the Punisher while defeating the Hand ‘s member Nobu Yoshioka. however, Murdock loses Elektra in the process, and Nelson and Murdock falls apart as Foggy Nelson struggles to cope with Murdock ‘s double life as both a lawyer and a crime-fighting vigilante. Following the death of Elektra and his law firm falling apart, Murdock then retired from his vigilante activities as Daredevil and attempted to live a regular life as a lawyer, telling Karen Page his privy identity in the hope of repairing their relationship. however, once the Hand began their attack on New York City and successfully managed to resurrect Elektra, Murdock began investigating, becoming the lawyer of Jessica Jones in club to find out what she knew. Murdock and Jones joined forces with Luke Cage and Iron Fist to destroy the Hand. Murdock besides reclaimed his Daredevil identity. however, the conflict with the Hand claimed Stick ‘s animation. In a final campaign to redeem Elektra, Daredevil stayed behind with her as the Midland Circle collapsed around them. Murdock managed to survive the building end and was taken to the concern of Paul Lantom and Maggie Grace ; his body was broken, and his judgment disillusioned. During his convalescence at Saint Agnes Orphanage, Murdock had learned of Wilson Fisk being released early from prison and once again made it his mission to defeat him. This prison term, Murdock turned away his friends and family and made his time as a vigilante his alone precedence, putting his liveliness as Matt Murdock behind him. however, Fisk had thought of many contingencies to his plans, such as blackmailing Ray Nadeem and using Benjamin Poindexter to impersonate and frame the Daredevil. Murdock finally managed to gain the upper handwriting over Fisk and defeated him, blackmailing Fisk with his threats to Vanessa Marianna if Fisk ever revealed Murdock ‘s on-key identity or targeted his friends. Afterward, Murdock, Karen, and Foggy created a new law firm to continue fighting injustice. Seven years late, Murdock represented Peter Parker, who was accused of murdering Mysterio and had his identity as Spider-Man exposed to the world, as his defense lawyer. Murdock successfully freed Parker of his condemnable charges and advised Happy Hogan to secure legal protection due to a union probe into missing Stark Industries technology .
Raised by Jack Murdock
- “Be careful of the Murdock boys. They got the devil in ’em.”
- ―Matt Murdock’s Grandmother
Matt Murdock was born in January 1985 to Maggie Grace, a nun, and Jack Murdock, a done for packer. curtly after Matt ’ s parentage Maggie returned to the church after being ineffective to properly care for Matt with her Post-Partum Depression and as a consequence, Matt was raised entirely by his forefather. [ 31 ] Jack systematically urged his young son to study hard and make something of himself, so Matt would not end up like him. When Jack returned from boxing matches, Matt would stitch his injuries. During one of these sessions, Jack allowed Matt to have a drink of scotch, to keep a brace hand. [ 3 ] Matt stayed alert at night listening to sirens, trying to know what they were, creating stories for them. [ 10 ]
- “I can’t see! I can’t see!”
- ―Matt Murdock to Jack Murdock
When he was nine years old, Murdock saved an aged man from being hit by a RAND Oil & Chemicals hand truck, causing an accident. hazardous chemicals from the interchange truck splashed on his face and came in contact with his eyes, and Murdock was blinded. The last view he had was of his don trying to comfort him. He screamed in trouble and fear when he realized he would never see again. He woke up in the hospital where he found he could hear every fathom in the nearby area, which caused him annoyance. His father tried urgently to comfort him. He let his son touch his expression so he could recognize that it was him, which seemed to calm him down. [ 1 ]
Over the next few months, Murdock learned to read Braille and began to control his sharpen senses, although he kept them a mystery from everyone, even his don. His beget continued to work as a boxer despite losing about all his fights. One day, he returned home while Matt was reading in Braille with severe bruises on his face. Jack let Matt touch his boldness and made him promise not to be a boxer like him. One day, while Matt was reading in Fogwell ‘s Gym, he catch Jack being offered money to lose his upcoming fight with Carl Creel .
Matt listened to his founder ‘s competitiveness with Creel on the television and cheered when Jack overcame the odds and won the match. He waited at family for his father ‘s return, but became worry when he did not arrive. Matt ran to Fogwell ‘s Gym and was stopped by a patrol military officer. Matt managed to push his way past the officeholder and found his father lying on the street, having been murdered by local anesthetic mobsters. Matt fell to his knees and begged his father to wake up before crying over his don ‘s lifeless torso. [ 3 ]
Living at the orphanage
- “He came to us right after he lost his father. His only family. He was alone in the world. In his private darkness. Surrounded by strangers. Yet he seemed fine during the day. He’d eat with the others attend his classes, go to mass. But he was plagued by awful nightmares.”
- ―Maggie Grace to Karen Page
Following the death of his father, Murdock moved into Saint Agnes Orphanage, where he experienced awful nightmares, causing him to wake up in his sweat screaming. To help him deal with this, Maggie Grace would sit and hold his hand until he fell back asleep. This had worked until one night, after he called for help after another nightmare, cipher came, due to Grace tending to other children. It was this event that caused Murdock to never ask for aid again. At some distributor point, Murdock held the phonograph record for the most Hail Mary ‘s for five years in a rowing. [ 32 ]
Trained by Stick
- “Connection, mind, body.”
“The mind controls the body, the body controls our enemies, our enemies control jack shit by the time we’re done with them.”
- ―Stick and Matt Murdock
While however at the orphanage, Murdock was visited by an previous blind homo named Stick. Stick knew about Murdock ‘s enhanced senses and how they makes him suffer, so he took him outside for ice cream. While they sat in concert, Stick asked Murdock what he could understand about nearby people just from listening to them. Stick promised to train Murdock to control and master his “ endowment. ” Murdock kept the wrapping from his ice cream, planning on giving it to Stick as a present .
Stick began a harsh training regimen with Murdock, frequently pushing an emotional answer from him to teach him to control his anger. Over the next few months and years, Murdock became a mighty fighter with about complete dominance of his blindness. During one of their train sessions, Murdock gave Stick the negligee from his ice cream, having made it into a bracelet. Stick crushed it in his hand and told him he could nobelium retentive train him. Stick left and Murdock would not see him again for many years. [ 4 ]
Conversations with Paul Lantom
- “How many fights have you been in this week?”
“How many guys complained?”
“None. ‘Cause no one wants to admit they got their butt kicked by a blind kid.”
“So you can’t prove that I did anything.”
- ―Paul Lantom and Matt Murdock
One day while practicing twirling his cane, Paul Lantom approached him, commenting on his “ fancy moves. ” Murdock asked if Sister Dora had informed Lantom of Murdock fighting again, he explained that he ‘s supposed to be studying the catechism for his confirmation in the jump, and crusade because he felt Sister Dora could n’t defend original sin. Lantom sat and asked Murdock how many fights he had been in that week, Murdock asked how many people complained, Lantom informed him cipher had because they embarrassed about being beaten by a blind kid. Lantom explained that Murdock being so argumentative was a sign that he ‘s angry .
Murdock tried to avoid his affirmation by retorting that Sister Dora should stick to teaching mathematics. Lantom responded by telling him that arguing and denying that he ‘s angry at others was something he would one day have to deal with, to find a way to harness it. Murdock replied that if that ‘s God ‘s plan for him, then possibly that ‘s precisely how it ‘s supposed happen. Lantom explained that Adam and Eve were n’t puppets and neither were human beings and God gave them loose will. Murdock explained that God does n’t talk to him, despite praying all the time. Lantom asked if he was upset because he felt that he was being neglected by God. He explained that if he wanted to hear God, then he would have to listen more carefully because he speaks in whispers. [ 33 ]
Meeting Foggy Nelson
- “Most people dance around me like I’m made of glass. I hate that.”
“Yeah you’re just a guy, right? A really, really good-looking guy. I mean girls must love that, the whole wounded handsome duck thing, am I right?”
“Yeah, it’s been known to happen.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson
As a young adult, Murdock gained a place at Columbia University Law School. He arrived in his room and introduced himself to his fresh roommate, Foggy Nelson. Nelson had heard of Murdock, as he remembered what had happened to him as a child. Murdock and Nelson immediately formed a potent friendship and Nelson much joked about his blindness while Murdock would tease Nelson about many of his poor people life choices, such as his decision to take a run in Punjabi plainly to get close to a daughter. [ 10 ]
Escapades with Elektra
- “I think the games just beginning, because despite your tequilas and charm school manners, despite being richer than God and having the whole world at your fingertips, you’re just bored.”
“Bored enough to spend your time studying a stranger’s shoes.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Elektra
Murdock and Foggy Nelson decided to sneak into the debutante ‘s ball, through the kitchen, where they were welcomed by the disgruntled waiters. late, Murdock decided to check out the party, where he sensed a very attractive woman. Before he could meet her, he was approached by one of the bodyguards, who discovered that he was a gatecrasher. however, before he could kick Murdock out, the woman, Elektra Natchios, declared that he was with her .
During their conversation, Elektra assumed Murdock to be weak and anserine, by judging him by his wing-tipped shoes, whereas Murdock countered her assumptions by detecting that she was a bore, rich female child who wanted agitation, all by perceiving why she stopped the bodyguard from kicking him out. shanghai that Murdock was able to deduce all of this, Elektra invited him to spend more clock time with her, noting he was not adenine dazed as she had initially assumed he would be. Stepping outside the build up, she then stole an expensive car before she and Murdock left the party .
Elektra and Murdock broke into Fogwell ‘s Gym, where Murdock complained that they would probably get arrested and he would have to pay for the damages, much to Natchios ‘ amusement as she promised to pay the fines. As Elektra began asking questions about his past, Murdock explained, without going into detail, that he was not born blind and that his church father was a boxer who had died many years early at the hands of Roscoe Sweeney, noting that although he did not know if Sweeney himself killed his founder, he did know that Sweeney had at least given the order to kill him .
As Murdock continued to discuss his one time attack to find and confront Sweeney, Elektra facetiously fought him to figure out that Murdock was not precisely blind. Murdock admitted that his blindness was a fiddling more complicated than it foremost seemed. They had first gear a small competitiveness, in which they proved themselves equally matched. As the fight continued the sexual tension between them grew until they could not help themselves and pulled off each other ‘s clothes and made passionate love in the call, with Murdock gently wrapping his bridge player around Elektra ‘s throat much to her delight. [ 19 ]
Confronting Roscoe Sweeney
- “You don’t remember me? You killed my father.”
“Well, I hate to break it to you, son, but I killed a lot of guys’ dads.”
“Then let me help you… he hit hard, like this.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Roscoe Sweeney
As they strengthened their relationship, Elektra Natchios led Murdock to a mansion that she claimed belonged to an associate of her father. Once they arrived Elektra joked that she should let Murdock drive despite his blindness. As Elektra explained her founder ‘s consociate was abroad, Murdock picked her up before realizing she did not actually have the keys and consequently, they had to break the window in ordain to get inside, a lot to their entertainment as Murdock carried her inside .
once inside, Murdock lay devour on the kitchen anticipate while Elektra cut cheese on his chest and discussed their future once they were married and had houses across the area. Murdock then asked Elektra if she truly enjoyed the life style of being a rich woman, to which she explained that while it was fantastic, she would happily trade it all in for a life with precisely him and smelling his arouse during sex, demonstrating this by smashing the expensive glasses which contained expensive champagne that they had poured for themselves, claiming that she did not care about this damage at all .
however, they were interrupted when Murdock heard the audio of a car pulling up outside which Elektra claimed was the owner of the house and promised to speak to him herself so he would not be huffy about them breaking in. But when Murdock went to investigate, he discovered the entire trip to the family had been a apparatus by Elektra to make Murdock confront Roscoe Sweeney, the man responsible for his founder ‘s mangle years earlier and the owner of this house, who was now pinned under Elektra ‘s list much to Murdock ‘s confusion and horror as this surprise took him wholly napping .
Elektra explained that she had last tracked down Sweeney in Monte Carlo where he had been living under several different aliases. Under the advice of Elektra, Murdock revealed his own identity to Sweeney and proceeded to beat him to a bloody pulp in retaliation for his father ‘s murder, but he then refused Elektra ‘s proposal to kill Sweeney by cutting his throat. Elektra expressed her own sudden disappointment in Murdock and, while Murdock called the police to report Sweeney as a want criminal, Elektra then vanished, leaving Murdock, and not seeing him again for ten years. [ 19 ]
Avocados at Law
- “Me and you, pal… We’re gonna do this. We’re gonna be the best damn avocados this city has ever seen.”
“Best damn avocados.”
- ―Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock
After a beer ladder, Murdock and Foggy Nelson curse to work together for many more years once they had finally graduated from Columbia University. Nelson asked about Elektra but did n’t remember her name and Murdock declared that their relationship ended because “ it did not work out. ” Nelson and Murdock then joked about their future as lawyers, with Nelson mistakenly saying they ‘d be “ avocado ” rather than saying the compensate spanish give voice leading Murdock to tease him, using the like word .
When Murdock revealed to Nelson that he had his first alcoholic drink when he was nine, because he had to stitch his dad up after a fight, Nelson comforted him, saying that if he could see him nowadays, his father would be proud of the man he had become while Nelson noted his whole family were coming to his gradation. They then continued to talk about their future as Murdock noted that they should call their future law firm Nelson and Murdock as it sounded better that way, joking that while he was blind his hear was calm excellent before they then got up to continue their night of drink in together and discussing a future of working together. [ 10 ]
Landman and Zack
- “Is this what you want? To be a part of that? Protecting corporations from people who need help?”
“It doesn’t have to be like that, we get a toll hold, make partner…”
“And then in ten, fifteen years we what? Change the system from the inside? On our way to work in our Bentleys?”
- ―Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson
Both Murdock and Foggy Nelson were able to work as interns at the successful and potent law firm, Landman and Zack, during which time they found themselves being forced to defend many large and highly profitable corporations, such as the Roxxon Corporation, against innocent people whose lives were being destroyed under the orders of parish Landman who ran the company, something which had disgusted Murdock personally, as he watched while an older man who had been poisoned by Roxxon lost his case to them .
finally, the match were both offered permanent jobs inside the firm, which Nelson showed great enthusiasm about, but believing that working for such a soulless party was not the right direction for them to go in, Murdock managed to convince the disbelieving Nelson not to take the job offer and alternatively start up their own law firm, Nelson and Murdock where they could in truth help innocent people and make a difference to New York City. Although he was highly diffident, Nelson finally agreed and quit Landman and Zack with Murdock in order to pursue their dream of working together. [ 10 ]
No Sleep for the Devil
- “He spent the next month in a hospital, eating through a straw. And I never slept better.”
- ―Matt Murdock
The night after he and Foggy Nelson drop out Landman and Zack, Murdock would have perturb sleeping because he kept hearing his neighbor ‘s daughter crying at night, as her forefather was abusing her while her mother was asleep. Murdock contacted Child Protective Services to have the man arrested but he was able to get away with the crime, being fresh adequate not to leave a mark. Seeing that the man would not face justice, Murdock donned an eyeless masquerade and hoodie and ambushed him at a train yard where he worked. Murdock beat him up hard and threatened that if the man ever touched his daughter again, he would know about it. Murdock then left him bally and unconscious .
Murdock belated joined Nelson for a beverage at Josie ‘s Bar where Nelson expressed his concern as Murdock had claimed to have tripped causing his switch off on the lip. Nelson interim invited Murdock to feel the draw he had done of Nelson and Murdock ‘s sign which would go outside of their Law Office in the future. Although Nelson made it clear that he was highly anxious about what their future held, he claimed that because he trusted in Murdock ‘s judgment, he was with him for whatever came following and believed that they make Nelson and Murdock a achiever by working together. [ 10 ] During his vigilantism, Murdock caused nine break bones when he stopped three men from robbing tourists. A few days by and by, Murdock heard a woman screaming in an alley and saved her life from kidnappers. [ 3 ]
The Masked Vigilante
confession to Paul Lantom
- “Perhaps this would be easier if you told me what you’ve done.”
“I’m not seeking penance for what I’ve done, Father. I’m asking forgiveness, for what I’m about to do.”
“That’s not how this works. What exactly are you going to do?”
- ―Paul Lantom and Matt Murdock
Years late, Murdock chose to take his vigilante career to the next level in order to protect the people of New York City. He bought a black outfit on-line, including a new black eyeless mask, which covered the circus tent half of his face, and wore it when fighting crime. later, Murdock went to confession at Clinton Church, telling stories about growing up with his beget before claiming he was not there to seek forgiveness for what he had done, but was asking forgiveness for what he was about to do. Murdock refrained from telling Paul Lantom his intentions. [ 1 ]
- “Head towards 48th. Stay in the lights. Flag down the first officer you see. Now!”
- ―Masked Man
The lapp night, Murdock tracked Turk Barrett, who was now leading a group of russian Mafia gangsters engaged in both kidnap and sex traffic under the orders of Vladimir and Anatoly Ranskahov. They planned on transporting a group of young women into a embark container and threatened to torture them if they resisted in any direction. Seeing this severe act, Murdock snuck up behind Barrett ‘s men and attacked, knocking down many of the guards and avoiding Barrett as he attempted to shoot him, having heard the gun clicking before it was fired, before subduing Barrett by throwing a steel beam at his head, which knocked him unconscious to the land .
With all the gangsters now defeated, Murdock then threw a sword glow at the bribe watchman, who was merely sitting and observing the fight, and knocked him into the river before focusing his efforts on the hostages. He freed the women and ordered them to head towards the city in the light and flag down the first NYPD officeholder they found, banging on the container door to make them leave faster. As the women ran to freedom, Murdock dodged out of the way of Barrett ‘s gunfire before punching his face multiple times and leaving him to be found and arrested by the patrol when they arrived. [ 1 ]
Renting the Law Office
- “This office was barely touched by the incident, which is why it’s on the market already. The neighbors weren’t so lucky.”
“‘The incident’? Is that what we’re calling it now?”
“It sounds so much better than ‘death and destruction raining from the sky, nearly wiping Hell’s Kitchen off the map’.”
- ―Susan Harris and Matt Murdock
The identical next morning, Murdock was awoken in the early hours by a phone call from Foggy Nelson who ordered him to get out of bed so they could view the newfangled offices, ready to ultimately open their own law drill Nelson and Murdock, while teasing him about Murdock having possibly spent the night with a charwoman. Before they went, Nelson joked that he was going to bribe Brett Mahoney, much to Murdock ‘s frustration despite Nelson claiming that he was only joking in case the NSA were listening into their conversation .
Murdock and Nelson met with Susan Harris to talk about the agency and teased her about which one of them would get the room with a view, with Nelson laughing when Harris awkwardly curtsied in front of Murdock which he then had to explain. Harris told Murdock that the build had been barely damaged at all during the crushing Battle of New York involving the Avengers which was why it was on the marketplace for such a low price. Murdock made her an propose on the agency which was soon accept and he and Nelson both agreed to move in. Nelson initially protested as he felt they were not making adequate profit as a jurisprudence firm to even consider buying office spaces like these, although Murdock insisted it was the correctly move. [ 1 ]
Defending Karen page
- “I am telling you we met at the bar, we had a few drinks, and I don’t know what happened after that. It wasn’t me, please, please you have to believe me. I didn’t kill him.”
“I believe you, Miss Page.”
- ―Karen Page and Matt Murdock
curtly after moving into their office, Foggy Nelson received a call from Brett Mahoney, who informed him that Karen Page had been found in her apartment having apparently murdered her colleague Daniel Fisher with a knife. Nelson and Murdock met Page and offered to represent her. When she asked how long the pair had been practicing police, Murdock told her it had been seven hours so they were actively seeking clients. Murdock listened to Page ‘s heartbeat while she told them what had occurred ; hearing that her affection rate was not changing, Murdock knew she was telling the truth .
Murdock convinced Nelson that they should take on her case, and cursorily told him that he believed that Page was innocent of her crime which Nelson was highly doubting of. Murdock, however, noted that it was foreign that the police were not taking her straight to test as the evidence seemed so obvious, therefore he felt that there was something amiss with this case. Nelson proceeded to lecture Murdock about his history with beautiful and dangerous women, but had agreed to back Murdock ‘s theory. They began work on finding who had actually committed the violent mangle and if Page was being wholly honest .
former that night, they learned that page was about assassinated in her prison cell by officer Clyde Farnum, so they managed to have her freed on bail. Murdock and Nelson personally confronted christian Blake and Carl Hoffman to ensure that foliate was released from their detention, much to their annoyance. Blake finally agreed but made a point to threaten Murdock, noting that he did not care that he was subterfuge as if he used the same tone with him again, he would be volition to beat him nitwitted. once Blake and Hoffman left, Murdock noted that this case made no legitimate sense .
back in their own offices, Nelson stole some tea without any milk to make page feel comfortable as he and Murdock began to question her about who would try to kill her and why ; she finally revealed that she had discovered an illegal money laundering system inside Union Allied Construction, who she had worked for, and had been found out by her boss, McClintock. As it was clear that Page should not stay in her own apartment, Murdock allowed her to stay at his apartment in decree to keep her safe as she was distinctly panicky for her own condom and the safety of anyone close to her .
once dwelling, Murdock explained that he would be sleeping on the sofa as a large sign outside his window caused the populate room to be constantly filled with lightly, so Page would only get a good night ‘s rest in his bed. Murdock then gave her newly clothes, and Page briefly asked him if he had always been blind, to which he explained his history. Murdock asked her more questions about what had happened with her and Union Allied. When he asked if she still had the criminative files she had discovered, Page lied and told him she did not. however, he could hear her heart rush and secretly realized she was lying. [ 1 ]
- “I’ll get this into the right hands.”
“You can’t, you can’t take it to the police. You can’t trust anyone!”
“Then we tell everyone.”
- ―Masked Man and Karen Page
During the showery night, Karen Page snuck out of Matt Murdock ‘s Apartment, unaware that he was still alert and had followed her to her home where she was collecting the hard-drive she had taken from Union Allied Construction. Murdock discovered Page moments before she was attacked by Rance, who slammed her head against a rampart and prepared to cut her throat. Murdock engaged Rance in a fight, throwing himself and his enemy out the window .
Although Rance proved to be a highly dangerous foe, using his knife to attempt to cut Murdock ‘s flesh and kill him, Murdock was able to use his sharpen senses to predict when the attacks were coming and fight back against Rance. Murdock finally used his potency and determination to defeat the assassin, wrapping a chain around his neck and knocking him out with a concluding recoil in front man of the shock page. Murdock first promised to take the hard-drive to the New York City Police Department, but Page warned him that this would not work as the patrol were clearly far excessively corrupt .
Believing that page was right, Murdock took the assassin to the offices of the New York Bulletin along with the hard-drive in ordering to expose Union Allied Construction ‘s corruption to all of New York City in one crack. This induce page to be set free and all charges against her to be dropped, for which she thanked Nelson and Murdock by cooking them a meal that was a family secret recipe. Both Foggy Nelson and Murdock then happily agreed to hire page to work as a secretary for their new law firm as she promised she would work for detached to begin with at least, which pleased them all greatly. [ 1 ]
Meeting Claire temple
- “I tracked the Russians to a warehouse not far from here. Thought I was being smart, how fast I found them. Turns out, I wasn’t.”
“They were waiting for you.”
“And I walked right into it.”
- ―Masked Man and Claire Temple
Having trained at Fogwell ‘s Gym for a while, Murdock put on his suit and resist on his rooftop, where he heard the cries of a kidnap male child. [ 1 ] however, Murdock was surprised by an ambush arranged by russian Mafia, who had lured him into a warehouse, where they ambushed him. Despite putting up his best contend while escaping, Murdock hush came out with several knife wounds and ended up falling unconscious mind into a dumpster, unable to move from his injuries sustained in their fight .
Murdock remained shroud inside the dumpster, bleeding out from his wounds, until he was found by Santino, who called Claire Temple for help. Temple took Murdock upstairs into her apartment and tried to help him. Being a nurse at Metro-General Hospital, Temple quickly diagnosed all of Murdock ‘s knife wounds and tended to them while she cursorily discovered that he was blind by shining a ignite in his eye. Murdock woke and tried to leave, claiming the Ranskahovs would kill everyone to get to him, but Temple still insisted that he had to stay as his wounds were excessively dangerous .
Before he could leave, however, Murdock collapsed on the floor and lost awareness, recalling memories of his own father as he slept. finally, Murdock awoke on the sofa to find synagogue watch over him, who introduced herself as the “ lucky ” girl who had pulled him out of the drivel. While Murdock was horrified that Temple had seen his face, she questioned how a blind man had now ended up in this discipline. Noting that most people would have called the New York City Police Department upon finding him, Murdock questioned why Temple had helped him, which she did not answer .
As Murdock refused to give her his name, Temple called him “ Mike ” before advising that he got some sleep to try and recover from his wounds. While dreaming of the night he had been blinded, Murdock abruptly awoke to find himself ineffective to breathe. desperately calling on Temple for serve, she discovered he had publicize in his chest of drawers and managed to expel it, saving Murdock ‘s life. Temple demanded a reason to keep him there, so he explained how Veles Taxi had kidnapped a boy whom he had merely failed to save, admitting he had walked into the Ranskahovs ‘ trap, deeming himself stupid .
After a while, Murdock smelled person wearing potent aftershave and cologne coming up the stairs looking for him. While Murdock got a kitchen knife, Temple told him to not attack the world coming and let her speak to him, as he was not firm adequate to stand straight, let alone crusade. Temple answered the door while Murdock hide against the wall, and the man claimed to be a police officeholder looking for the fishy of a looting, in which a masked man was responsible. temple, however, told the man that she had not seen anything like that .
The gangster left, but Murdock heard him on the telephone and knew that he had not believed her and was presently informing the Ranskahovs of where he believed the Masked Man was hiding. Seeking to stop the gangster ampere soon as he could to ensure Temple ‘s safety, Murdock chased him down and used his enhance senses to precisely drop a fire fire extinguisher devour onto the gangster ‘s head, knocking him out without killing him. Murdock noticed that Santino had witnessed the assail and ran away back into his own apartment. together, both Murdock and Temple dragged the unconscious mind gangster up to the roof. [ 3 ]
- “You’re right what you said before. I kill you, somebody takes your place, but they’ll end up back here just like you, and sooner or later, one of you is gonna tell me what I need to know. This is important. Listen, I need you to know why I’m hurting you. It’s not just the boy. I’m doing this ’cause I enjoy it.”
- ―Masked Man to Semyon
once onto the roof, Murdock tied up Semyon for interrogation while asking Claire synagogue if she had found anything on his earphone. temple explained the phone had been smashed when Semyon was hit with the fire extinguisher. Murdock and Temple debated why she chose to help him, with Temple explaining that she had tried to help a man in want and found a man distinctly adequate to of much more than a normal man. Murdock quipped that his ability to take punishment without complaining was more likely ascribable to his catholicism .
When Murdock noted that cipher would take in person like him strictly out of religion, Temple admitted that while working at Metro-General Hospital as a harbor, she had been hearing even more stories recently of the New York City Police Department bring in criminals who had been stopped by a disguise man, equally well as a nineteen-year-old waitress who had been saved from an try rape. While Temple claimed to want to believe in Murdock ‘s mission, he confessed to knowing that she was afraid. He encouraged temple that she must not give into the fear that she was feeling or the men like Semyon and those he worked for would win against them .
Murdock provided Temple with a mask and began questioning the gangster on the location of the missing boy, threatening that he would hurt him when he lied. Murdock demanded to know where Anatoly and Vladimir Ranskahov were keeping the kidnapped son, to which Semyon claimed the male child was dead. Murdock then hit Semyon for lying but calm failed to get the truth from him, with Semyon mocking Murdock for falling for his plan. Desperate to find the male child, Temple suggested that Murdock should stab Semyon precisely above his eye-socket, causing him incredible pain .
When that however did not work, Murdock admitted that Semyon was correct in that if he killed him, then another russian hood would take his set. however, he promised that oklahoman or late, one of them would talk. Cutting Semyon loose, Murdock then dragged him across the roof and threatened to throw him off the edge. As Murdock claimed to enjoy the fear this put in him, Semyon finally gave in and told him precisely where the male child was : underneath the Troika Restaurant in New York City which was controlled by the Russians. Semyon claimed the Ranskahov brothers would kill Murdock a soon as he arrived at the restaurant .
Sick of hearing his mockeries, Murdock still threw Semyon off the roof, letting him fall into the lapp dumpster he had been pulled out from earlier. When Temple asked if Semyon was active, Murdock assured her he was, having heard his faint pulse. Murdock advised Temple to temporarily relocate from her apartment as when Semyon wake up, he would be binding with more enemies. As temple confirmed she had somewhere to go, Murdock requested the address in encase he needed her aid late on. As he prepared to leave, Temple stated she did not believe Murdock enjoyed what he did. [ 3 ]
- “Hi. I know you’re scared. But I’m here to help you. Okay? You don’t have to be scared anymore. Okay. Okay. Let’s get you home to your dad.”
- ―Masked Man to Kidnapped Boy
Murdock then went to Troika Restaurant where the male child was being held hostage, mutely getting past any guards and preparing to fight to protect the boy from any damage. He arrived and immediately began walking down the hallways and began listening close to get a feel of where all the Veles Taxi mobsters were positioned, ensuring that he had the best tactical placement to try and help the male child however he could, hearing multiple men in two unlike rooms who were within the hallway .
Despite all of the pain he was still in, Murdock gathered all of the force he had left and began fighting the mobsters hired by Anatoly and Vladimir Ranskahov, while using the element of surprise to his advantage. Charging into the board, Murdock was sure to disarm the men from the guns first, forcing them to fight with their fists where Murdock was at a clear advantage, easily subduing the men during the brawl. even when the other room came out to help in the crusade, Murdock heard them coming and then threw a large safe at one world, knocking him unconscious as the fight continued in the hall .
Despite more mobsters coming out and trying to stop his attack, Murdock continued fighting with all of his might against the criminals, determined to beat them back so that he could rescue the child Semyon had told him they were planning on selling. Murdock came out as the achiever with all the mobsters lying unconscious on the floor or in excessively much pain to move as Murdock got to his feet and unlocked the kidnapped male child ‘s doorway. Murdock then removed his masquerade and freed the male child, telling him that he was now safe. Murdock carried him from the restaurant and by and by returned him to his kin. [ 3 ]
conversation with Father Lantom
The following good morning, Murdock had visited Clinton Church and spoke to Paul Lantom. Lantom told him that he was mindful he was Jack Murdock ‘s son but assured him that through the navy seal of confession he could not tell anyone what they had spoken about. He asked if Murdock was there for confession, but he told him he was not. Lantom then suggested that Murdock should join him for a cup of coffee, but Murdock said they would do it another time. [ 5 ]
Meeting James Wesley
back at the Law Office, Murdock and Foggy Nelson were visited by James Wesley, who asked them to represent his customer John Healy, who had just viciously murdered Prohaszka. When Wesley left the agency, having insulted Karen Page, Murdock followed him, tracking him by the tick of his watch. Murdock heard Wesley figure a limousine, where he spoke to his employer, before being driven away. Murdock considered following him, but had felt a pain in his side and felt blood running from an open wound. Although he showed initial uncertainty towards the case, Murdock decided to take the case in an attempt to learn who was behind the criminal activity in Hell ‘s Kitchen. [ 5 ]
Defending John Healy
- “A man is dead, a man is dead and my client, John Healy, took his life, this is not in dispute, it is a matter of record, of fact and facts have no moral judgement they merely state what is, not what we think of them, not what we feel, they just are. What was in my client’s heart when he took Mr. Prohaszka’s life, whether he is a good man or something else entirely is irrelevant.”
- ―Matt Murdock
Meeting him at the 15th Precinct Police Station, Murdock and Foggy Nelson had cross-examined John Healy, who clearly was experienced in court proceedings. They began working out a strategy to get Healy off by claiming self-defense. During the trial, Murdock noticed a female juror ‘s heart begin to beat faster when James Wesley entered. Murdock late found Oscar threatening her and forced him to leave her alone. Murdock subsequently gave a actor’s line during the trial claim that there was not enough attest to convict Healy. As the result was being read out, Murdock noticed that another juror ‘s heart raced as Wesley entered ; the jury announced a hang jury, resulting in Healy ‘s freedom. [ 5 ]
John Healy ‘s Suicide
Murdock by and by tracked down and confronted John Healy. The match began to fight, Healy using objects around him to attack Murdock. After an exhaust battle, Murdock came out as the victor and began questioning Healy on who his employer was. finally, Healy told him the name : Wilson Fisk. Healy told Murdock that now that he had revealed his identify, he, his family and his friends would all become targets. Seeing no alternative, Healy called Murdock a coward for not killing him before he slammed his own confront into an iron spike, killing him immediately. Murdock could only listen in repugnance. [ 5 ]
Pursuing the Russians
- “You really need to get some kind of body armor or something.”
“It would slow me down too much.”
“So will a bullet.”
- ―Claire Temple and Matt Murdock
Murdock former attacked Anatoly Ranskahov and his men. Although Anatoly escaped with only minor injuries, Murdock was able to throw one of his men out of a window and onto his cable car. After escaping, Murdock went to Claire Temple to treat his injuries. subsequently, he received a call address from Temple good as she was being kidnapped by russian Mafia. Murdock ran to her aid but was besides late. He spoke to Santino who was able to reveal that she had been taken away in a cab driven by the Russians .
Murdock arrived at the taxi ‘s firm where he found Temple being beaten and tortured by the Russians. Murdock switched off the lights in the room and managed to fight off the Russians in the dark and rescue Temple. He took her binding to his apartment and tried to comfort her. Temple asked him to feel her affection and tell her how she was feeling ; Murdock knew then that she was terribly afraid for her life. however, Temple assured him that he could do something about that fear. Murdock then revealed to her his real first appoint. [ 6 ] Murdock tended to Temple ‘s wounds and explained that his early senses, such as libra and steering, were enhanced, allowing him to detect micro-changes in atmosphere density, vibrations and temperature, which made his impressionist radar/sonar-like sense. He asked her to stay at his apartment for her base hit and they ended up sharing a snog. The next night, Murdock followed a taxi carrying a subterfuge man to a warehouse. once there, he attacked the Russians guarding the man, although the blind valet was killed after being shot in the cross-fire, Murdock was able to catch one of the gangsters, Piotr .
now confronting Piotr and closely picked him up while he was on the reason, Murdock tried to learn the localization of Vladimir Ranskahov, who Temple had heard about when she was captured, but Piotr begged him not to cut off his head. Confused on the note of killing him, Murdock asked what Piotr entail for having his capitulum decapitated and was told that everyone knows that the masked man had took the head of Anatoly. Before he could learn any more, Murdock threatens Piotr on the accusation of cutting heads before the patrol arrived, leading Murdock to make his escape and leaving Piotr to be arrested .
back at the function, Murdock began to ask Foggy Nelson and Karen Page whether they had heard about a russian gangster having his head cut off before they were interrupted by the arrival of Elena Cardenas. Cardenas explained that she needed legal help as her landlord was attempting to kick her out of her place and demolish her home after failing to finish repair work to the property. They agreed to take the case and Murdock told Cardenas that Nelson would speak to her landlord ‘s lawyer while he went to the NYPD. Nelson complained, knowing that the landlord was represented by their early employers Landman and Zack .
Murdock arrived at the 15th Precinct Police Station and spoke to Brett Mahoney. Murdock explained the situation to Mahoney and asked to see the complaint files against Armand Tully, who owned Cardenas ‘ home. Mahoney agreed and asked Murdock to wait. While he was waiting, Murdock overheard the question of Piotr, the gangster he had attacked the nox before. Using his enhance earshot, Murdock heard Piotr asking for a hand in exchange for information on his employer, Wilson Fisk. however, christian Blake and Carl Hoffman turned out to be under Fisk ‘s pay and pretended to be attacked by Piotr, killing him before Murdock could do anything .
Knowing that the detectives were working for Fisk, Murdock tracked down and attack Blake. Blake tried to stick to his report that Piotr had attacked his partner, until Murdock began breaking his arm. Murdock asked him why Fisk had Prohaszka murdered ; he refused to answer, so Murdock knocked him out and stole his phone. Murdock later called Temple and had her avail him look at the call. Temple told Murdock the phone had a list of four locations which Murdock recognized the addresses as locations under the control of the russian Mafia. Murdock went to go after the locations, but Temple told him that she could not fall in love with person who puts his life in danger. [ 7 ]
Final Days of the Russians
- “Я сожгу свое сердце, блядь, и нападу…”“That sounds bad but I don’t speak asshole.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Vladimir Ranskahov
Murdock traveled to a placement from the tilt on Blake ‘s telephone and found a copulate of mobsters standing by the door. Murdock began fighting them. During the fight he overheard panic inside the build and knew a fail was about to be set off. Murdock was shielded by his opponent as the door was blown off towards them as the construct exploded, killing the Russians inwardly. When he awoke, Murdock caught Vladimir Ranskahov attempting to escape the wreckage. He attacked him and knocked him out, but before he could do anything, the police arrived and attempted to arrest him. Murdock was able to fight off the patrol, who mentioned killing them as they were “ told ” to leave “ no witnesses, ” meaning that they were corrupt. He was unable to stop Ranskahov from being shot in the side, although he managed to escape with Ranskahov ‘s unconscious body. [ 7 ]
Murdock carried Ranskahov to an Abandoned Building and began questioning him. Ranskahov claimed that Murdock was responsible for the murder of his buddy and that he had been working with Wilson Fisk. Murdock told him that he had been played by Fisk, who was responsible for Anatoly ‘s murder and the destruction of his warehouses. Murdock offered to help him escape from Fisk ‘s men, in exchange for data that would help him make Fisk yield for everything he had done, Ranskahov artlessly refused before losing consciousness .
Knowing that Ranskahov would die without aesculapian attention, Murdock called Claire Temple for aid. Murdock explained the situation to Temple and asked her to walk him through saving Ranskahov ‘s life, but when he explained who it was they were helping, Temple was angered. Temple agreed to help and asked Murdock to tell her what tools he had available. Murdock used his heighten senses to detect a flare in the warehouse. Under Temple ‘s education, Murdock lit the flare and used it to burn Ranskahov ‘s open wound, sealing it. Ranskahov screamed in agony until he lost consciousness again. [ 9 ]
Murdock heard Sullivan arriving in the warehouse, after hearing Ranskahov ‘s screech. Murdock attacked him and began questioning him. Murdock realized that the officeholder was a new hook who had not been paid off by Fisk. Murdock ordered the man to call off stand-in, but alternatively, the policeman told them that he had been taken hostage. Murdock was unable to knock him out in prison term to stop him. Murdock tied up the policeman before pulling the officer ‘s gunman apart and throwing it away. Murdock began questioning Ranskahov again, who asked him about his morals on not killing people but being bequeath to let people die .
Murdock reminded Ranskahov that Fisk had taken down his mathematical process and had adequate patrol in his pocket to ensure that Ranskahov was killed before he could leak data. Ranskahov agreed and told the man about his first find with Fisk and how their operation first came about. Murdock learned that Fisk was working with the Chinese. Ranskahov told him there was one mention he needed to know, the diagnose of Fisk ‘s money man. When Murdock leaned in to hear it, Ranskahov attacked him, causing them to fall through the floorboards. [ 9 ]
Wilson Fisk ‘s threat
- “You’re feeding off this city like a cancer.”
“I want to save this city, like you, only on a scale that matters.”
“Now tell that to the people you’ve hurt.”
“Young man, life is not a fairy tale. Not everyone deserves a happy ending.”
- ―Daredevil and Wilson Fisk
The match survived the fall and Murdock told him that it was not a bright thing to do. Vladimir Ranskahov then lost awareness again, and this time, he went into cardiac arrest, before Murdock performed CPR and saved his life. Afterwards Murdock began to look for a way out, finding a sewage manhole cover but finding it was excessively hard to lift alone. He was interrupted when Wilson Fisk used Sullivan ‘s radio to contact them. Murdock picked up the radio and spoke to his enemy for the first clock. Fisk told him that they had a lot in common, but Murdock assured him that they did not and would brought down .
Fisk told Murdock that his depart in the play would end that night, as he would be blamed for the bombings. Fisk had then offered Murdock the prospect to kill Ranskahov and go absolve, noting all of the crimes Ranskahov was guilty of. When Murdock refused, Fisk ordered his men to open fire at the New York City Police Department and release footage of Murdock attacking patrol. Fisk then hung up his radio receiver liaison, believing Murdock to be killed that night. Murdock called Claire Temple to say goodbye and began searching for a way out. however, Ranskahov helped Murdock to show him the direction through the sewer .
once in the sewer, they were attacked by a small team of ESU officers, Murdock was able to beat them but found the hurt Ranskahov had taken one of their guns and was aiming it at him. Ranskahov told him that he planned on staying behind and fighting to the death, as his testimony would not lead to Fisk ‘s catch and only death would stop Fisk. Murdock insisted that he was not a killer whale. Ranskahov told him that Fisk would destroy his life and his family. He then told him that Fisk ‘s money man ‘s name was Leland Owlsley. Murdock then escaped as Ranskahov fought until his death. [ 9 ]
Discussing the Masked man
In the offices of Nelson and Murdock, Murdock, Foggy Nelson and Karen Page discussed the recent events in Hell ‘s Kitchen, including the footage of the masked man apparently attacking the New York City Police Department and helping Vladimir Ranskahov during the Bombing of Hell ‘s Kitchen. Nelson had become convinced that the mask man was a terrorist while page insisted he was not and while Murdock claimed to not have much of an opinion on the matter, he noted that while he was angry about Nelson and Elena Cardenas being hurt, he did not wish to condemn the actions of vigilantes straight away, keeping repose about his own confidential identity. [ 4 ]
reunion with Stick
- “You wanted a father and I wanted a soldier.”
“Then I guess we were both disappointed.”
- ―Stick and Matt Murdock
Murdock later tracked down and attack Leland Owlsley who had just had a meet with Nobu Yoshioka about transporting something secret that night. Murdock pinned Owlsley against his own car and demanded to know for whom he worked ; when Owlsley lied and claimed he worked for Silver & Brent, Murdock punched him and explained that he knew he worked for Wilson Fisk and demanded to know what Fisk ‘s approaching plans were for New York City. Before he could get any more data from him, however, he was distracted by the sound of a man with a pin set about ; Owlsley used this moment to stun Murdock with a taser before escaping .
As Murdock lay on the ground and recovered from the shock of the taser, the man with the walking joint revealed himself to be Murdock ‘s own early mentor Stick, who arrived and berated him for being beaten by an old man despite all the aim they had done when Murdock was a child. Murdock rose to his feet and questioned what Stick was doing in Hell ‘s Kitchen to which he claimed that he was there to save Murdock and everyone else in New York City from a atrocious death, although Murdock remained slightly doubting of his true motives for returning to the city and seeking him out .
Murdock brought Stick back to his apartment, where Stick began to immediately insult his comfortable life style. Murdock argued that Stick was just pissed off he had made something of his life without his help. Stick told him he should abandon his life and survive as a warrior, but when he insulted Jack Murdock ‘s bequest, Murdock attacked him but was only able to break his deem. Stick revealed he was there to continue his war by fighting the Japanese and wanted the weapon Nobu Yoshioka was transporting, known as the Black Sky. Murdock agreed to help if Stick promised not to kill anyone. [ 4 ] The copulate arrived at the bobtail that same night and soon discovered Yoshioka and his soldiers moving a Asano Robotics container from a cargo ship. Stick had Murdock identify how many soldiers were there and if they were armed with guns or not, which Murdock cursorily confirmed that they were by listening and smelling all the senses around the area. Having worked out the position, Stick sent Murdock down to the docks in order to mutely subdue as many of Yoshioka ‘s guards as he could arsenic swiftly as he could while Stick remained on the rooftop and awaited his signal to move down and join him there .
Stick sent Murdock depressed to fight off Yoshioka ‘s soldiers ; he went gloomy and mutely knocked out a few of the guards without raising the alarm. When the container was opened, Murdock realized that Black Sky was, in fact, a young child. Sensing that Stick was preparing to shoot the child with an arrow, Murdock then leaped into legal action and deflected the arrow, alerting the guards to his presence. Yoshioka escaped with Black Sky and Murdock fought off the guards. When the guards were defeated, Murdock realized Stick was gone. [ 4 ]
confrontation with Stick
Returning to his apartment, Murdock found Stick waiting for him there. Upon being confronted about lying about what was hidden inside the container, Stick revealed that he had hunted down and murdered the Black Sky. Furious at the realization, Murdock attacked his former mentor ; during the fight, most of Murdock ‘s apartment was damaged or destroyed. Stick was able to maintain the upper hand during the majority of their battle as he even began kicking Murdock as he lay wounded on the shock, but in the end, Murdock managed to defeat him. Murdock threw Stick ‘s bag at him and demanded that he leave his home and never return to New York City again .
As Stick collected his belongings and got to his feet, he derisively claimed that there was promise for Murdock yet to join the Chaste and that it had been decent to catch up with him. once Stick had gone, Murdock was cleaning up his apartment when he found the bracelet he had made for Stick as a child, which he believed Stick had destroyed when he had left him as a child during their prepare together. Upon finding his keepsake of his love for his mentor, Murdock sat in silence and tried to consider what Stick ‘s motif ‘s were for tracking him down after so many years being apart. [ 4 ]
Meeting Ben Urich
- “I want you to expose the man responsible. The man who’s tearing this city apart, piece by piece.”
“You got a name?”
- ―Matt Murdock and Ben Urich
The following morning, Murdock awoke in his wrecked apartment and went to work. Arriving, Murdock overheard Foggy Nelson and Karen Page discussing their secret probe of Union Allied Construction. Murdock tried to convince them to leave it alone for their own commodity, but Page was insistent. They told him they were working with Ben Urich, who would break the report for them. Murdock agreed to help them, adenine retentive as they promised, they would bring down Union Allied through the legal system. While they investigated the encase, Page told them Detective Christian Blake had precisely woken up in hospital after being snapshot .
When Murdock arrived at Blake ‘s hospital ward, he found Carl Hoffman injecting him with poison. Murdock put Hoffman in a stranglehold and knocked him out before turning his attention to Blake. He locked the doorway and informed Blake the poison had already reached his heart ; there was nothing anyone could do to save his life. The vigilante told Blake to tell him everything he knew about Wilson Fisk. Once Blake had given him the data he needed, Murdock escaped the room moments before the patrol kicked down the door and found Blake lying dead .
Murdock tracked down Ben Urich, the diarist that Page had been speaking to. Murdock insisted he was not the one creditworthy for the explosions in Hell ‘s Kitchen and wanted Urich to expose Fisk. Urich was initially uncertain about this claim and pressed Murdock for proof, but was unable to provide any. however, Murdock did reveal to Urich the details of Fisk ‘s operation, including Leland Owlsley ‘s participation and Fisk ‘s separate in the mangle of Detective Blake. Urich ultimately agreed to write the article. however, Fisk made a public announcement which contradicted everything Urich would have said. [ 35 ]
Questioning ethical motive
- “Do you believe in the Devil, Father?”
“You mean as a concept?”
“No, do you believe he exists, in this world, among us?”
- ―Matt Murdock and Paul Lantom
Considering the recent events, Murdock went to Paul Lantom for advocate and accepted his offer for a caffe latte. once Lantom had poured his chocolate, Murdock asked him if he believed in the Devil and if it walked among them. Lantom told Murdock the fib of a holy valet he had met while working oversea ; Lantom had witnessed the serviceman and his entire family murdered by a military commanding officer. Lantom claimed that he had seen the Devil in the eyes of the man who had murdered his acquaintance .
Murdock arrived binding at the offices of Nelson and Murdock to find Ben Urich was having a meeting with Karen Page and Foggy Nelson about what to do about bringing down Fisk. Murdock joined the debate, agreeing with most of Urich ‘s points as they both wanted to keep everyone angstrom safe as potential ; they discussed tracking down Armand Tully who was responsible for moving tenants from their homes under Fisk ‘s orders. When Page commented on how “ bad american samoa ” the serviceman in the mask was, Murdock could not help but smile, despite Nelson hush claiming that the homo was a terrorist .
As their leads proved more and more bootless, they were visited by Elena Cardenas, who revealed that Wilson Fisk had doubled the offer to get the tenants to move from their homes. They agreed to refuse the offer and to continue to fight back. After she had gone, however, Murdock argued that it was besides dangerous to fight Fisk this way as he was sure to win. He told them to continue digging as he believed they would find some lost document somewhere. Murdock then went out to look for the woman who appeared with Fisk at his weigh event ; Page confirmed which art gallery she worked and Murdock left. [ 36 ]
Meeting Wilson Fisk
- “This city and its future, seeing Hell’s Kitchen to its fullest potential, is very important to me.”
“I feel the same way.”
- ―Wilson Fisk and Matt Murdock
Murdock arrived at the Scene Contempo Gallery where he was soon approached by Vanessa Marianna. Murdock facetiously explained the reasons for a blind man looking to purchase art as he claimed his guests would much state his home was a snatch stark and he wished to warm it up. Marianna began describing some of the pieces of artwork for Murdock to imagine. He then asked her if she was seeing anyone, claiming to wish to know what a serviceman who won her heart appreciated in art .
barely as they were speaking, Wilson Fisk then arrived in the build ; although he had to control his anger, Murdock greeted him heartily. Fisk claimed that if he wished to purchase art, he should buy whatever Marianna suggested ; Murdock, however, then reminded him that they should not be speaking as they were on opposing sides of a jurisprudence event involving Elena Cardenas and Armand Tully. The copulate then briefly discussed their own hopes for the future of New York City, with Fisk claiming that its future meant a capital hand to him, until Murdock left claiming he needed to consider the monetary value of the artwork work .
Seeking moral guidance, Murdock went to visit Paul Lantom again. Murdock told Lantom that he had been to visit person stopping point to the devil and had merely learned that Fisk now had person he loved, who loved him. Lantom tried to convince Murdock to leave the judgment to God, as he did not wish for Murdock to commit mangle. Murdock and Lantom discussed if it was better to commit murder or allow person to cause injury without being stopped. Lantom then posed the question if Murdock was struggling that he had to kill the Devil but did not want to, or that he did not have to but wanted to. [ 36 ]
Losing Elena Cardenas
- “Just doesn’t feel right does it? Think it was a coincidence? Elena decides to stay and fight, to rally what’s left of her neighbours, and this happens.”
“You think Fisk had something to do with this?”
- ―Matt Murdock and Karen Page
Returning to the Nelson and Murdock Law Office the following good morning, Murdock informed Karen Page that he had not gotten the information he had wanted from Marianna while Page revealed that they had identified Stewart Schmidt and Joseph Pike as her attackers from the early night. Foggy Nelson then arrived and changing the capable, presented Murdock with an official sign for Nelson and Murdock that they had designed years earlier when the firm was precisely a dream of theirs and they shared a laugh as they teased each other. While they were celebrating, however, Page received a call that Elena Cardenas had been murdered .
They went together to identify the body and Brett Mahoney revealed that a addict had stabbed Cardenas multiple times while stealing her purse outside her apartment door and she had died at the fit. As Mahoney noted that his mother who had been a acquaintance of Cardenas ‘ had informed him that her family were all dead, Murdock and Nelson promised that they would take consign of all funeral arrangements. While Nelson comforted the brokenhearted Page, Murdock stood in hush and gripped his blind stick tight as he planned his own retaliation against those creditworthy for his supporter ‘s insensible murder .
The group went to Josie ‘s Bar to drown their sorrows with alcohol, with Josie giving them the drinks for free ; there they discussed the idea that Cardenas ‘ end was not a random act of violence but a plan character assassination. While they were talking, Wilson Fisk appeared on the Television claim to be mourning Cardenas ‘ end. Murdock and Page then discussed religion where Murdock revealed his own Catholic impression and how they helped him cope with aroused pain. Murdock then claimed to have had enough and left the bar to head back home, promising Fisk would get what he deserved. [ 36 ]
Hunting the drug addict
- “I’ve hurt a lot of people tonight to get what I need know, the asshole who killed Mrs. Cardenas shoots up at this address, likes cheap mentos, thinks it covers the stench of his rotting teeth, it doesn’t. Who paid who? Was it Fisk? Was it Wilson Fisk?”
“I don’t know! Please stop! I don’t know their names!”
- ―Masked Man and Junkie Jake
Returning to his apartment, Murdock pulled out the box containing his bootleg suit and prepared himself to go out into New York City in his search for judge. Pausing for a while to consider what he was bequeath to do and what it would mean for his own soul, Murdock decided this was the right thing for him to do and, putting on his black suit, Murdock hunted down the drug addict who had murdered Elena Cardenas. Finding all those with the Steel Serpent heroin, Murdock demanded to know where the man was who had killed her was living, threatening to break a man ‘s weapon .
finally, Murdock ‘s interrogation skills paid off and he found the man who kills Cardenas high on drugs before he violently questioned him, throwing him into broken glaze which cut both of his hands. As Junkie Jake claimed not to know the names of the men who hired him, stating he had been taken to Pier 81 Warehouse and given his orders by a valet in a suit and that he did not want to commit the mangle but he was sick from his want for drugs. Having gained the data he needed, Murdock then ordered the man to go and surrender himself to Brett Mahoney at the patrol station. [ 36 ]
- “I’m gonna kill you.”
“Take your shot.”
- ―Masked Man and Wilson Fisk
Arriving at the Pier 81 Warehouse, armed with his escrima sticks, Murdock was confronted by Nobu Yoshioka, who was wearing an all red ninja suit. Murdock complimented Yoshioka on his ability to slow his blink of an eye and reduce his own body temperature to ensure the meet was a surprise. Murdock noted he remembered Yoshioka from the sale of the Black Sky which he and Stick had stopped, although Murdock insisted he was not a part of the war between the Chaste and the Hand while Yoshioka noted his displeasure at what had occurred .
As the two fought a violent conflict, Murdock was vastly outmatched and was cut and stabbed repeatedly by Yoshioka ‘s Kyoketsu-Shoge. As it appeared that Murdock would not be able to fight anymore and was close to death, Yoshioka commented that Murdock was a desirable opponent and that he considered it to be an respect to claim his life. finally, Murdock, scantily able to stand, managed to kick Yoshioka, which caused a damaged fuel tank to leak onto Yoshioka ‘s feet, which got ignited and immolated him when Murdock deflected his blade into a lamp that showered sparks down upon Yoshioka .
The sparks ignited causing Yoshioka to burst into flames and, despite inactive attempting to continue the fight, the ninja quickly died from his wounds, falling to the establish as his body continued to burn. however, before he could escape, Murdock was confronted by Wilson Fisk, who was accompanied by James Wesley and one of his guards. Fisk claimed he had used Murdock to murder Yoshioka, although he had wished that they had killed each other as he besides wanted Yoshioka dead, and admitted to organizing the death of Elena Cardenas in order to draw him to this localization for this concluding battle .
Murdock told him he would kill him for everything he had done and although his men threatened to shoot Murdock, Fisk confidently ordered them to stand down and invited him to take his shoot. As the two began fighting, but the injure Murdock was no match for Fisk and was viciously beat. During the fight, he tried to cut Fisk using Yoshioka ‘s Kyoketsu-shoge and learned he was wearing Melvin Potter ‘s body armor within his suit which protected him. This close find only enraged Fisk far as he proceeded to violently beat Murdock into submission, smashing his body against a mesa .
As Murdock lay wounded and the fight finally over as it appeared that the Masked Man had no more energy to defend himself, Fisk noted that he was disappointed at the fight ‘s decision before he ordered both James Wesley and Francis to shoot him and put an end to his vigilante activities. Refusing to give up, however, Murdock threw one of his sticks to block Wesley ‘s gun and then managed to dodge the bullets before he leapt from the window into the water and swimming spinal column to New York City and to guard before Fisk and his men could find him and finish the job of ultimately killing him as was planned .
Despite his many life threatening injuries, Murdock finally made it back to his apartment where he crashed into respective items which alerted Foggy Nelson who was at the door. Nelson managed to break inside the apartment to check on his conclude friend ‘s well being and discovered Murdock stood in the become before he collapsed from his wounds. As Murdock lay on the prime, he was unmasked by Nelson who first suspected that the Masked Man had kidnapped his friend but then was mortified to discover his ally was actually the vigilante of Hell ‘s Kitchen the whole fourth dimension without him knowing. [ 36 ]
Nelson five Murdock
- “If you weren’t half dead I would kick your ass, Murdock; am I lying about that?”
- ―Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock
Needing some avail, Foggy Nelson called Claire Temple who arrived and treated all Murdock ‘s injuries from Nobu Yoshioka ‘s Kyoketsu-Shoge. When he regained consciousness, Murdock found Nelson distillery in his apartment, angry about having been lied to for all the years of their friendship. Nelson questioned if Murdock was the one responsible for the bombing and shooting police officers. Murdock told him that Fisk was responsible for everything. When Karen Page called Murdock ‘s telephone, Nelson turned the telephone off. When page called Nelson, he answered and told her that Murdock was in a car accident. He then demanded that Murdock tell him everything about his abilities and his history .
Murdock told him how he was trained by Stick and how he had been taught to use his blindness as an advantage. Later, Nelson received a call from Brett Mahoney informing him that the addict who killed Elena Cardenas had apparently committed suicide by jumping off a ceiling. Murdock told Nelson that he had never killed anyone but wanted to after Cardenas ‘ death, telling him how he had gone to the warehouse with the intention of killing Wilson Fisk. Murdock then told Nelson how his abilities actually developed as he was a child and how he tried not to become a fighter to make his father proud, but was left with no option when he heard about a little daughter being abused by her father, leading him to attack the father, putting him on the path to wearing the mask. During their retain arguments, Nelson compared Murdock to Fisk and told him he would not have kept this a secret from him before storming out. [ 10 ]
Mental and Physical Recovery
Seeking Friendship and Guidance
- “Why do I feel it in my heart and my soul clawing to be let out if that’s not all part of God’s plan?”
“Maybe you’re being called to summon the better angels of your nature.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Paul Lantom
Karen Page arrived the following dawn to check on Murdock, believing him to have been in a car accident. Murdock opened a bottle of beer for himself and skirted around the questions Page threw at him. page started to suspect there was not a car accident and Murdock had endangered himself, making an foe of Wilson Fisk after meeting Vanessa Marianna. She asked him if person had broken in and beaten him up and Murdock said nothing. page then told him that they had discovered that Fisk ‘s mother was still alive and living under the mention Marlene Vistain and Fisk had murdered his father as a young boy. Murdock reminded doubting as he did not believe it would make a difference. page left after giving Murdock a balloon .
When Murdock tried to move excessively much he pulled out his stitches, so he called Claire Temple, who returned to stitch up is wounds again. They spoke about how Murdock used meditation to help heal his wounds gained from Nobu Yoshioka ‘s Kyoketsu-Shoge. Temple suggested that Murdock should invest in body armor to protect himself. He told her how he had sensed that Wilson Fisk wore a special light body armor. Temple then announced that she was planning on leaving the city for a few months. She told him that she believed he had been killed the night the Russian Mafia members were blown up and they knew that they could only be in concert if Murdock stopped wearing the mask, which he never would. She left after telling him she would constantly be there to patch him up and comparing him to a martyr .
With little assurance, Murdock returned to the church service to seek guidance from Paul Lantom. Murdock told him that he did not kill the man he had told him about, but that he had wanted to. He explained how Claire Temple had told him that if he continued what he was doing, he would end up bloody and alone. Lantom revealed that he knew that Murdock was indeed the man in the mask who was attacking criminals at nox, although he did not know how he did it. Murdock asked why God had put the Devil within him and they discussed what the Devil actually represented. [ 37 ]
Designing the Red suit
- “What do you want me to make?”
- ―Melvin Potter and Masked Man
Murdock returned home and tried to meditate to calm his mind and recover his body, but he continued to suffer from the memories of his crimson fights with Nobu Yoshioka and Wilson Fisk. Putting his befit back on, he tracked down and pursued Turk Barrett and disarmed him. He threatened that if he went for any of his stand-in weapons, he would throw him off the ceiling. Murdock demanded to know where Fisk got his armored suits from. Barrett initially claimed to not know but quickly revealed that it was Melvin Potter when Murdock closely threw him off the roof .
Arriving at Melvin Potter ‘s Workshop, Murdock explored the Workshop and noticed the designs and blueprints on the tables. Murdock was soon interrupted by the arrival of Melvin Potter, appeared as confused and frighten. Claiming that no one should be there, Potter then attacked Murdock with his animal persuasiveness and used diverse items around the workshop including chains and buzzsaws. finally, Murdock managed to overpower Potter with a strangle hold and spoke to him. Murdock cursorily realized that Potter was a mentally fluid world who was being forced to work for Wilson Fisk under the threat that his health professional Betsy Beatty would be killed. Murdock promised he would protect Potter and Beatty if he designed a suit for him. [ 37 ] Murdock arrived back at the Nelson and Murdock Law Office and found Foggy Nelson and Karen Page speaking to each other. After an awkward meet with Nelson as he was leaving in which neither said a bible, Murdock spoke to Page. Page told him that Nelson believed that he was creditworthy for the death of Elena Cardenas. Page tried to convince Murdock to repair his relationship with his supporter. Murdock suspected that Page was hiding something. When he asked if something had happened, she told him that the populace had fallen aside. [ 38 ]
Bringing Down the Drug Trade
- “They blinded themselves.”
“Why would they do that?”
“Because they have faith.”
“In you and your drugs?”
“In something beyond the distractions of your world. You have taken that from them. Now, they will have nothing.”
- ―Masked Man and Madame Gao
Murdock met with Ben Urich outside his office and asked him for information regarding the heroin he had taken from the addict who had killed Elena Cardenas. He told Urich that he believed since the Russians had been wiped out, Wilson Fisk would have likely taken over distribution of the heroin and he wanted to disrupt that trade to throw Fisk off balance. When Urich revealed he was working on something he believed could help, Murdock told him to keep his head down, using Anatoly Ranskahov ‘s end as an model. Urich told him about the chinese drug craft using blind people to deliver the heroin. Urich jokingly told Murdock he needed a newfangled kit and Murdock assured him he was working on it .
Waiting on the street where Ben Urich told him he had seen the blind men delivering the drugs, Murdock used his heighten listen. He waited to hear the taps of a cane. Murdock followed a blind womanhood until she was picked up by a car. Murdock followed the car using the classical music it was playing to keep chase of its localization, running and using acrobatics to move across rooftop until it stopped outside a warehouse. Murdock listened and memorized the secret knock to gain entrance and returned home. While stitching up his wounds again he called Karen Page to tell her he would not be coming into the position as he claimed he was working on something that could help the casing .
Murdock used the secret knock to gain entry into the taiwanese drug hideout. Once inside, he took out the guards. He noticed that the workers did not take any notice of him, and he realized they all been blinded. He was spotted by the womanhood in commit, Madame Gao, who ordered the workers to attack him, resulting in them grouping up on him while he said he was trying to help them. Murdock survived the attack, however, and confronted Gao. Gao revealed that all her workers had blinded themselves preferably than her blinding them because they had faith in her. When Murdock tried to ask her about Wilson Fisk, she pushed him to the floor and sent him sliding a few feet .
When he looked up, Murdock discovered that Gao was nowhere to be seen, much to his confusion. With the build burning down, Murdock ordered one of the guards to help the blind workers escape. Once the police had arrived, Murdock hid off from their observation and moved on from an alley. As Murdock was leaving he was confronted by Brett Mahoney who attempted to arrest him. Murdock knocked him down and told him that Christian Blake and Carl Hoffman were dirty cops before escaping .
Murdock returned to his office and found Karen Page had locked the door. Page asked him if the company had become three people who never speak to each other. In reaction Murdock quoted Stick ‘s manner of speaking that he should push the people he cared about away, and told her that although he tried to ignore that advice, he intelligibly had listened to those words and taken them to kernel. Murdock told Page that he had a atrocious night in which he seen the worst of world and learned that he could n’t do what he did alone anymore. As Murdock broke down crying, Page hugged him, telling him that he was not alone and never was. [ 38 ]
- “How are you holding up?”
“Like a good Catholic boy.”
“That bad huh?”
- ―Paul Lantom and Matt Murdock
After Ben Urich was found murdered in his home, Murdock and Karen Page attended his funeral, led by Father Paul Lantom. He listened as Page spoke to Ben ‘s widow Doris Urich. Lantom approached Murdock to ask how he was holding up after the death of his friend. Murdock told him he felt that it was his fault that Urich had died, as he had not stopped Fisk. Back at the position, foliate expressed her anger that Urich ‘s early party boss Mitchell Ellison had attended, as she believed he had been taking money from Wilson Fisk. They then discussed Foggy Nelson, who had failed to turn up to the funeral. page told Murdock she was excessively afraid to return home in case Fisk ever found out she was with Urich when they spoke to his mother. Murdock trust to protect her .
Murdock attempted to question Ben Urich ‘s former bos Mitchell Ellison but failed. While training at Fogwell ‘s Gym, Murdock was visited by Foggy Nelson. When Murdock asked how he had found him, Nelson told him he had constantly known about the gymnasium but assumed it was something to do with Murdock ‘s church father then he had never questioned it. They spoke about Karen Page ‘s reactions to Nelson not attending the funeral and their own kinship. Nelson revealed that he had been working with Marci Stahl, who had been copying files concerning Landman and Zack ‘s dealings with Wilson Fisk and Leland Owlsley, Murdock told him to leave it alone as this is what killed Urich. Nelson desperately tried to convince him not to go after Fisk in the masquerade again, and to use the law alternatively. They agreed to work together again. [ 2 ]
Defeating Wilson Fisk
- “Where are you with the investigation? Any leads?”
“You know I can’t be talking to you about that.”
“Story Ben was working on was about Wilson Fisk.”
“Yeah, the man in the mask talked about him. He said half the cops in the 15th are in his pocket.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Brett Mahoney
The pair met with Brett Mahoney who spoke about the warehouse fire at Madame Gao ‘s base. He told them about his meet with the mask serviceman and how he was starting to believe that Wilson Fisk was the enemy, mentioning that there was not a unmarried fingerprint at the scenery of Ben Urich ‘s death. During their conversation, Murdock catch two officers talking about hunting down Carl Hoffman. They continued their research back at the Nelson and Murdock offices where Karen Page commented on how nice it was to be back together. They looked through the files given to them by Marci Stahl to try and find anything in the money movements that could lead them to where Leland Owlsley could be keeping Hoffman. finally Page worked out that there was a property missing from the record and there was no profit from selling it, meaning it was being hidden from the records .
Murdock went down to the building and found a team of corrupt patrol officers had killed Owlsley ‘s guards and were preparing to shoot Hoffman. Murdock was able to save Hoffman and take out the corrupt officers. He sat diametric Hoffman and convinced him to give evidence against Fisk preferably than sit and wait for person to kill him. He told him to turn himself in to Brett Mahoney and use Nelson and Murdock as his lawyers. Murdock followed him to ensure he did as instructed and watched as Hoffman arrived at the 15th Precinct Police Station and gave himself up to Mahoney. Nelson and Murdock were hired as his lawyers and sat with him as he gave evidence against Fisk, exposing his integral operation and leading to the arrests of Turk Barrett, the defile cops, Senator Randolph Cherryh and Fisk himself .
With Fisk being taken to prison, Murdock celebrated with Foggy Nelson and Page. They raised their glasses in tribute to everyone Fisk had hurt, including Elena Cardenas and Urich. however, during their celebrations, a news report card came on the television usher that the armored vanguard carrying Fisk was being hijacked. They decided to get home promptly before they became endangered, but Murdock decided to leave them and get his own taxi. Nelson tried to convince him not to endanger himself, but Murdock convinced him that he knew what he was doing. He took a cab to Melvin Potter ‘s Workshop where he collected his new armored become. Standing on a rooftop, Murdock listened to the police sirens to try and locate Fisk. [ 2 ]
- “You were right. What you told me over the radio that night. Not everyone deserves a happy ending.”
- ―Daredevil to Wilson Fisk
Finding the van transporting Wilson Fisk, Murdock threw one of his batons at the window, causing the driver to crash. Murdock then confronted Fisk and told him that not everyone deserved a happy ending. While Murdock fought his guards, Fisk attempted to escape on infantry. After knocking out the defend with his batons, Murdock cornered his enemy. Fisk roared at Daredevil, telling him that he was going to kill him ; Murdock repeated what Fisk had told him after his competitiveness with Nobu Yoshioka and confidently told him to take his shot at killing him .
The couple engaged in a fierce and brutal battle, where Fisk ‘s own animal strength and determination was equally matched with Murdock ‘s speed and agility. Although Murdock ‘s new armored suit offered extra protection, Fisk was hush able to beat him closely to death by throwing him at walls and hard onto the grind before beating him repeatedly with a metallic element pole, all the while ranting about how the city did not deserve heroes but deserve people like himself and his father and should be burned to the crunch and rebuild in his visualize as the people in it were scum who deserved to drown and die .
Determined to bring Fisk down once and for all, Murdock disarmed Fisk and used his own batons to beat him into submission, telling him that New York City was his home and he would not allow Fisk to destroy it. barely able to stand ascribable to the exhaust he had received, Fisk mocked Murdock ‘s attempts to make a remainder to the city all on his own while wearing what he had called a pathetic small costume. however, Murdock used these insults to fuel his rage and launched himself through the atmosphere and, with a final hard punch to the face, Daredevil knocked out Fisk and left him on the ground .
however, before Murdock could leave the sphere without being caught, Brett Mahoney then arrived on the scene and even threatened him, confused by seeing a man in a red suit in the middle of a black alley. Murdock, however, remained absolutely composure despite being threatened and explained the site to Mahoney, who called the rest of the New York City Police Department to inform them that the fugitive had been found. While Mahoney arrested Fisk, he asked what he should now call Daredevil, who escaped by climbing up assorted fire escapes to the rooftop. [ 2 ]
Protecting New York
- “That is a serious upgrade.”
“I don’t know, I think the horns are a little much.”
- ―Karen Page and Foggy Nelson
The future dawn, Karen Page read the New York Bulletin article regarding Wilson Fisk ‘s catch at the hands of Daredevil and joked about the diagnose and the costume. Foggy Nelson finished attaching a sign to the outside of the Nelson and Murdock offices. They discussed how long it could take for Fisk to go to trial. Murdock then spoke to Page alone, commenting that there was still something in her voice that told him she was distillery frightened ; she told him that putting Fisk behind bars would not bring back Ben Urich or Elena Cardenas or erase the injury they had been through. He told her all they could do was move forward .
That lapp night, Murdock put on his new befit again, overlooking the city. Hearing the belly laugh of a women in danger, Daredevil readied his batons and ran off the roof to save them. [ 2 ] During the future few months, Daredevil continued fighting crime, tracking down and ambush Turk Barrett who had now escaped Seagate Penitentiary. [ 11 ] Daredevil besides helped Zuly Almeida, a node of Nelson and Murdock, whose husband attempted to kill her. Daredevil viciously assaulted him, which resulted in Almeida sustaining two broken arms and waking up in Metro-General Hospital with a restrain ordered base hit pinned to his chest by Murdock himself, ending the abuse. [ 12 ]
- “Mr. Almeida walked out of his apartment with the intention to hack Mrs. Almeida into many bloody pieces, starting by taking off her head. Guess what, it never happened, instead he woke up in a hospital with two broken arms and a restraining order safety pinned to his chest. If I take a night off, people get hurt.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Foggy Nelson
Daredevil chased down four robbers in New York City. He subdued the first one who was about to kill a patrol military officer. The second one, he cornered and viciously beat in the kitchen of a restaurant ; the third one, who was interrupted by a man who about drove him over and whose cable car he was about to steal, he knocked out and told the driver to call 9-1-1. The final one took a adolescent female child hostage and held himself up in a church service .
Daredevil soon tracked the condemnable devour and cornered him where he threw his truncheon golf club in such a way that he managed to knock out all of the lights in the board, causing the criminal to panic. Daredevil then revealed himself in the darkness of the church and, after a abbreviated stand off, he managed to subdue the robber and secure the girl ‘s base hit as officers arrived, while Daredevil took his side on the roof of the church where he could not be discovered. As he watched from above, more officers arrived to the view, Daredevil smiled happily, having now amply immersed himself in his vigilante life style. [ 12 ]
The “ Devil ” problem
- “We’ll manage, I don’t know how but I know we will.”
“Great, well in the meantime I guess we have lots of pastries and fruit.”
“Yeah, and fans.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Karen Page
The next dawn, Murdock and Foggy Nelson walked towards the Nelson and Murdock Law Office together with Nelson telling him about his date the previous night. As the two joked, Nelson noticed rake coming from the back of Murdock ‘s head from his latest out as Daredevil. While Murdock insisted they did n’t have to talk about it, Nelson insisted, and told Murdock that he was having a intemperate prison term making excuses for his injuries, and pointed out that he would be arrested, or at the very least, disbarred from practicing jurisprudence, only for Murdock to claim that Nelson would precisely continue to run the firm without him if it came to it .
Murdock then proceeded to tell him the story of Zuly Almeida and insisted that if he took a night off as Daredevil people would get hurt. Nelson told Murdock that he did n’t want to lose him and Murdock assured him he would n’t. Arriving at the function, the two met up with Karen Page, who proceeded to lay out the cases they had today, including Jacinto, Marino and Maxwell before telling them in individual that while they had more clients then ever, they were break. Murdock insisted they would get by somehow, noting he did not know how, and they moved on to focus on their current clients. [ 12 ]
A New Criminal Client
- “If you’re the only one who survived your good fortune is going to rub some powerful people the wrong way.”
“No shit! I got a pack of killers gunning for my men, my people think I’m a traitor or a rat.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Grotto
belated, Murdock, Foggy Nelson and Karen Page went to Josie ‘s Bar where they shot pool. When Nelson went to get some more drinks, Page helped Murdock try to shoot. He then heard her heart racing. Murdock picked up another rapid heartbeat adenine well, mentioning it to Nelson along with the fact that the man had his finger on the trigger of a gunman. Murdock went to confront the homo named Grotto, a low extremity of the Kitchen Irish, who was actually looking for both him and Nelson .
Taking a seat at their table with Nelson, Murdock, and Page, Grotto described a massacre in which every irish penis was killed by some kind of united states army. After listening to his heart exhaust, Murdock knew he was telling the truth and warned that he would become a prey for going to them for help. Grotto then claimed that he merely wanted to be placed in witness protection. Grotto then told them he would give the patrol anything if he could get out of New York City, and he told them all he wanted was a second casual to do right. He then collapsed, from a wind he had sustained during the gunfire .
Murdock and Nelson went to the scenery of the slaughter which was now being investigated by the New York City Police Department. Meeting up with Brett Mahoney, who refused to tell them anything, Murdock used his superhuman hear to listen in on the cops who revealed that the gangsters were wearing body armor. Mahoney relented and told the lawyers that this wasn ’ t the beginning huge crowd hit, and that the patrol thought a paramilitary outfit of some classify was behind the attacks. Mahoney then warned them to keep their witness away. Murdock decided to investigate foster, as Daredevil. [ 12 ]
Confronting Turk Barrett
- “The Irish had a whole squad massacred tonight.”
“That’s a damn shame cause I’m fresh outta sympathy cards.”
“There’s talk about an army in town, military grade firepower, high volume, whose the supplier, Turk?”
- ―Daredevil and Turk Barrett
Daredevil disrupted the softwood going on between Turk Barrett involving firearms. After defeating the thugs and Barrett, Daredevil interrogated Barrett, asking about who had supplied the weapons that had caused the Massacre at the Burren Club. When Daredevil literally twisted his branch, Barrett told Daredevil that the Mexican Cartel might be behind the attack before he was then knocked out by Daredevil and left for the police to arrive and arrest him once again .
Daredevil then went to the localization given to him by Barrett where the mexican Cartel were hiding out, only to discover most of them dead and hang on kernel hooks. As he sensed over the scenery, Daredevil discovered that only one person was still being active, clinging to life despite being injured horrifically and left to die on the hook. Daredevil cautiously took the man off the kernel bait and then asked what had happened. As the tested to stay alive while lento bleeding to death from his injuries, the crowd member finally revealed that it was not a whole united states army targeting the gangs, but merely one man. [ 12 ]
Finding the Punisher
- “Blood is being shed, Foggy.”
“And you’ve donated more than your fair share to the cause.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson
Daredevil located the perpetrator who was about to kill Grotto with a sniper plunder outside Metro-General Hospital. The two engaged in a barbarous battle where Daredevil found himself surprised by the man ‘s beastly brutality and persuasiveness. Daredevil finally seemed to ultimately gain the upper hand, only for the shot to take out a pistol and fritter Daredevil in the head, knocking him off the build up. [ 12 ]
The gunfire knocked Murdock unconscious, but did not penetrate his helmet, which was damaged. Murdock remained unconscious until the stick to dawn, when Foggy Nelson found him. Nelson managed to get back to Murdock ‘s home without being noticed. Nelson once again expressed anger and aggravation at Murdock ‘s vigilantism, but Murdock made it open that he did not trust the New York City Police Department to handle the taw. Although he was suffering from a headache and clearly silent recovering from the gunfire hurt, Murdock wanted to join Nelson and Karen Page at the 15th Precinct Police Station to help get a witness protective covering agreement for Grotto. however, Nelson insisted that Murdock stay home and recover, and asked him to trust him to do his job .
Some time late, Murdock attempted to get a glass of water from his sink when his listen became distorted. Sounds were indeed brassy that they were painful. The sound of an aspirin hitting the tabletop disturbed him so much that he dropped his glass of water. To his shock, he realized that the glass made no sound when it shattered on the floor. He panicked, realizing that he now could nobelium longer hear nor see. After some clock time, he meditated, and his learn returned in time for him to hear person knocking at the door .
He opened the doorway to let in Karen Page, who was placid precarious after fleeing the shot the night before. Seeing the break glass on the floor, she assumed that Murdock had been drinking. When she questioned him about his injuries, he facetiously reminded her that he was blind. She sarcastically replied that she was not an idiot. Backing off, she told him that she would be there for him whenever he felt comfortable telling her what is going on .
She then changed the subject, filling him in about Grotto ‘s case, including the fact that DA Samantha Reyes personally met them at the precinct. She besides told him that the shooter was being called “ The Punisher ” and mused if the people of the city had helped create him by cheering on Daredevil. Murdock promptly pointed out that Daredevil had never killed anyone, but she replied that they simply never heard about him killing anyone. Before leaving, she told Murdock that she and Nelson cared about him and that he was worth keeping around .
arsenic soon as page left, Murdock brought the damaged helmet to Melvin Potter in his workshop and asked him if he could repair it. Potter was not affirmative, saying that it would be best if he could construct an entire new helmet, as the damage was severe. Murdock convinced him to repair the damaged helmet as better he could so he could go after the Punisher ampere soon as possible, and then create a new one belated .
Wearing a black hoodie, Murdock clandestinely inspected the Burren Club where the Kitchen Irish had been massacred. Outside the golf club, he found a dog ‘s chain and picked up the odorize of the cad, who had been injured. He was able to track the chase ‘s movements until he came across a load of sidewalk that was being washed, eliminating the scent. Standing on the street, he picked up the audio of a police radio, and traced the strait back to a small apartment, where a chain frank began barking at him. Murdock calmed the chase with a handful of nearby frank food and listened to the police radio. He catch plans to draw out The Punisher using Grotto as bait. [ 39 ]
Round Two with Punisher
Murdock returned to Melvin Potter ‘s Workshop and donned his newly repaired helmet and suit. He went to the placement where the New York City Police Department had set their trap for the Punisher. however, Punisher discovered the trap and attempted to kill several Dogs of Hell members so as to distract the Police Department, he then aim at Grotto in order to kill him. fortunately, Daredevil found him on the nearby roof and attacked him ; the two brawled while the police blastoff at the Punisher. After a drawn-out fight between the two combatants, they crashed through a skylight into the build below. Arising, Daredevil ‘s hearing began to fail him again and he became confused. Punisher used this to his advantage, knocking Daredevil unconscious. [ 39 ]
Debating with Punisher
- “I’m guessing you’ve done this, what ten, maybe 20 times? How long’s it been? Six months, a year or your whole life? Something tells me you don’t take breaks. You know, no one else has to die. You could stop now. Walk away.”
“Walk away? Could you do that? Could you walk away?”
- ―Daredevil and Punisher
Daredevil wake up from a pipe dream in which a conical buoy was tending to him while he was a boy. Upon awakening, he discovered that he was chained to a chimney on a rooftop. As he struggled against the chains and tried to free himself, the Punisher wished him a good morning. When Daredevil asked him why he did n’t remove his mask, he responded that he did n’t care about his identity. Daredevil deduced that the homo was a soldier and tried to get him to reveal information about himself, asking if he was a Catholic and if he was from New York City but the man warned him not to dig .
Daredevil heard person approaching the roof from inside the build, and asked the Punisher not to hurt him. The Punisher warned Daredevil that if he called attention to himself again, the person approaching the ceiling was going to get hurt. Daredevil overheard the Punisher talk to an older man, introducing himself as Frank. The old man and Frank bonded over being veterans in the United States Armed Forces, with Frank revealing he had served as a marine in both Iraq and Afghanistan, while the older man served in Vietnam years earlier .
During the conversation, Daredevil strained against his chains, attracting the seasoned ‘s attention, but the Punisher just told the old man the noise was a rat and pressed a gun to the door leading inside the build in a way that the old valet could n’t see it. Satisfied that Frank was merely on the roof to have a fume, the old man left and returned to his apartment, sharing one concluding joke with Frank as he walked away. alone with the man who called himself Frank, Daredevil accused him of threatening an innocent man, but the Punisher replied that the gun was for Daredevil ‘s benefit .
The two began to argue about their differ methods of judge. Daredevil argued that all human beings had a spark of good in them and that there was always hope they would find redemption and change their ways to become better people, while the Punisher argued that the criminals Daredevil put away constantly got out of prison again, and continued to hurt innocents, consequently, Daredevil ‘s methods were worthless. The Punisher claimed that the entirely direction to stop the motorbike was to kill them. Daredevil then told the Punisher that he would never stop coming after him, because he was harebrained and needed to be stopped, so the Punisher knocked Daredevil unconscious by hitting him with his gunman. [ 13 ]
A fateful test
- “You don’t do it, his death’s on you. Either way, you’re a killer.”
“What kind of choice is that?!”
“The kind I make every time I pull the trigger.”
- ―Punisher and Daredevil
When Daredevil regained awareness, he was horrified to find that the Punisher had duct-taped a gunman to his hand. Frank informed him that there was only one beat in the chamber and that he was wearing body armor, so the only room to stop him was to shoot him in the headway. The Punisher then dragged Grotto into Daredevil ‘s scene, explaining that he was going to kill him, and the merely way Daredevil could stop him was to shoot the Punisher .
The Punisher coerced Grotto into telling Daredevil that he had performed hits for the Kitchen Irish while he was working for Nesbitt, while being beaten, Grotto last admitted to killing an old charwoman who had witnessed one of the hits. Despite hearing all this, Daredevil refused to shoot Grotto. The Punisher said that he would do it himself, and the merely way for Daredevil to stop that from happening would be for him to shoot the Punisher. Murdock, however, found another way – he used the one bullet in the artillery to shoot through his chains and free himself .
now exempt, Daredevil charged forward and attacked the Punisher, but was unable to stop him from fatally shooting Grotto. As Daredevil tried to comfort the dying Grotto, the Punisher took aim at motorcycles parked outside the Dogs of Hell headquarters. With Grotto now dead having bled out from his fatal scent, Daredevil launched himself at the Punisher, but he was still able to take the shoot, causing a large explosion, alerting Jimmy the Bear and his men. Daredevil fight and finally subdued the Punisher, taking him inside the build up and placing him in a freight elevator to make their escape quickly. [ 13 ]
Fighting the Dogs of Hell
- “Get in your apartment, lock the door.”
“What about you?”
- ―Daredevil and Jerry
just as Daredevil was about to leave the construction in the elevator with the even unconscious Punisher, bikers from the Dogs of Hell arrived led by their drawing card Jimmy the Bear, angry at the destruction of their bikes. The old man from the rooftop emerged from his apartment. Daredevil, knowing the valet was in risk, left Frank inside the elevator and grabbed Jimmy, threatening him with the empty gunman. Once the man was safe, Daredevil pulled the trigger and chuckled before beginning the competitiveness .
This began a long, protracted battle between Daredevil and the Dogs of Hell, in which Murdock used his superior active skills along with the chain he was calm trailing to defeat them, smashing out the ceiling lights to force the bikers to fight in the dark where he had the clear advantage over them as Daredevil did not require abstemious to see. Going down the stairway, Daredevil fought apparently endless waves of the bikers but kept using his chain as a long-range weapon while he fought handwriting to hand while constantly ensuring that he never fatally wounded anybody during his brutal takedowns of the bikers .
Despite the apparently dateless wave of Dogs of Hell fighters attacking him with whatever weapons they had in their hands, Daredevil finally made it down the stairs having knocked out about all of his attackers. As he entered the ground floor lobby, Daredevil discovered alone three bikers remained, keeping him from exemption. As he was then exhausted, Daredevil was ineffective to dodge one punch to the head which dazed him and allowed his enemies to gang up and beat him repeatedly in the breast and head, but he promptly recovered and knocked out all but one of the bikers remaining .
In the end, one final biker remained, the largest of the group, who used his forte to throw Daredevil across the long hallway and attempted to strange him to death and even came cheeseparing to breaking the exhausted Daredevil ‘s back, but he was able to free himself and knocked him out by slamming his drumhead repeatedly against the difficult concrete floor before performing a flip and landing one final hard kick back against his skull. however, once he returned to the freight elevator, he noticed that Frank had escaped into New York City during the chaos of the fight without Daredevil notice. [ 13 ]
Grotto ‘s Funeral
- “I did everything I could to protect my client.”
“That work is done, Matthew.”
“Because I failed.”
“At least you tried.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Paul Lantom
back at his apartment, Murdock put on his suit and got quick for the funeral for Grotto. He was visited by Karen Page who helped him with his affiliation and asked if he was well after taking days off ghastly, while he had actually been out as Daredevil. They flirted with each other and Page revealed that she had a brother who she had never mentioned before. Once he was ready, Murdock and Page left for the funeral .
Meeting Foggy Nelson, the group went to Clinton Church and listened as Father Paul Lantom explained that was Grotto was a deeply flawed person who had made many mistakes throughout his life while working for the Kitchen Irish. Lantom besides revealed, however, that Grotto had spent his every Sunday coming to the church and praying while on his own ahead handing over all of his money, and once a Rolex watch, into the contribution plate in the hopes of finding redemption for his many sins, despite knowing redemption would never come for him, with Lantom pointing out that there was cipher to mourn his death, but the three of them who sat alone .
As they left, Murdock noted that Grotto had not, in fact, died alone, with Nelson adding that he was surrounded by the Dogs of Hell. Murdock let everybody leave while he spoke alone with Lantom, complimenting him on his service. Murdock insisted that Grotto ‘s death was not his fault, explaining about the Punisher ‘s violent actions and asked for forgiveness for not saving him, asking why he felt such guilt for failing Grotto. Lantom explained however that guilt could be a good thing as it could bring him to military action, noting that while he likely could not have done more, the guilt meant his work was not finished .
back at Nelson and Murdock Law Office, Murdock and Nelson listened as page explained that she had found tell that Frank Castle had been shot in the head during the Massacre at Central Park and that Samantha Reyes had this evidence that Blake Tower had given to Page, explaining that they should try and find Castle. As Nelson left to answer the phone, Page then asked Murdock if she was harebrained while Murdock was distracted considering this fresh information before Murdock asked her if she truly cared about what happened to Castle .
Murdock teased Page, claiming that she was insane before laughing and noting that he loved her compassion which he told her was a capital timbre to have. however, Murdock was pulled away by Nelson who reminded him that Nelson and Murdock still had clients they had to deal with, noting DiPesta was being sued by his landlord for damaging an elevator and advised that they take the shell. When they called out to Page, they discovered she had left and taken the Punisher files, Murdock left to look for her while Nelson told him to find Castle first. [ 14 ]
Hunting the Punisher
- “Was this the Punisher?”
“Jesus, the Irish okay, to find the Punisher. They put a bounty on his head now all over the Kitchen people are getting hurt. It’s the goddamn Wild West out there.”
- ―Daredevil and Brett Mahoney
Donning his Daredevil ‘s Suit, Murdock traveled to Melvin Potter ‘s Workshop and requested his newfangled helmet, which Melvin Potter noted was basically durable and would well withstand a bullet to the head. Potter noted that he had been getting requests from criminals for new body armor always since the Punisher had begun his massacres, which he had refused to provide as he was entirely protecting Betsy Beatty, Daredevil and himself from nowadays onwards .
Daredevil traveled to the Burren Club where he caught the attention of Brett Mahoney who was gathering evidence from the slaughter. Daredevil questioned what had happened there, but Mahoney refused to help, noting that although he had helped them catch Wilson Fisk they were not allies, although he finally admitted that it involved the Kitchen Irish. Mahoney then accused Daredevil of causing them problems with the patrol ‘s regard in New York City before getting a call about a gunfight in Central Park, so Daredevil quietly left the club to investigate on his own .
Daredevil traveled to Central Park where he found respective members of the Kitchen Irish had been shot and killed during a crimson collide, with the exception of Rory, who was now attempting to cruel aside despite several bullet train wounds in his catgut. Rory attempted to shoot Daredevil, however, he missed his shot and had his arm twisted the wrong way as Daredevil demanded to know what had happened. As he was in agony and lento bleeding out ascribable to his wounds, Rory finally revealed that Finn Cooley had taken found and kidnapped the Punisher and, upon hearing police cars coming his room, finally gave up where Cooley and his men had taken the Punisher. [ 14 ]
Saving the Punisher
- “Sometimes I think you just might really be the devil.”
“Sometimes I think I might be, too.”
- ―Punisher and Daredevil
Traveling to the Kitchen Irish ‘s hideout, Daredevil ambushed respective of the thugs sent by Finn Cooley. Using the darkness and his own speed to his advantage, Daredevil knocked out one defend and used the here and now of confusion to take out the second. When more thugs were called to investigate, Daredevil attacked and easily subdued them all using his body armor and truncheon baseball club before continuing his search .
Daredevil soon found Frank Castle engaged in a photograph out with the Irish having killed Cooley and survived being tortured by Cooley ‘s irish mobsters. Daredevil saved Castle and promised that the Irish would pay for everything that they had done, although he insisted that they not kill anyone there. As they fought more thugs, Daredevil constantly had to ensure that Castle did not use any weapons to kill the Irish, knocking a gun and a hammer out of his hands, with Castle insulting him for this. once all the thugs were defeated and knocked unconscious, Daredevil then helped the run down Castle to his feet and they escaped into New York City from the hideout .
They soon made it to Saint Michael ‘s Cemetery, however, Castle found himself unable to keep walking due to his many injuries and sat down by a grave. Although Castle insisted he was dying, Daredevil stayed by his side and listened as Castle explained his time with the United States Armed Forces and his incredible joy at ultimately being reunited with his beloved family upon returning to New York City. however, Castle besides explained the emotional agony he had felt on the day that his family were viciously murdered at the hands of criminals during a gunfight .
finally, members of the New York City Police Department arrived to arrest Castle, with Brett Mahoney aiming his gunman at Daredevil while his collaborator put Castle in handcuffs. As he was being arrested, Daredevil recommended to Mahoney that he take the credit for Castle ‘s capture in order to give the people of New York faith in the patrol department again. Mahoney reluctantly accepted this mind as his best move and let Daredevil go unblock, with Daredevil late watching from a safe outdistance as Castle was loaded into an ambulance to recover from his wounds in hospital. [ 14 ]
Night with Karen page
- “Can I take you to dinner?”
- ―Matt Murdock and Karen Page
Murdock joined Foggy Nelson and Karen Page for a drink at Josie ‘s Bar as they watched a news report on the capture of the Punisher, celebrating the fact that Officer Brett Mahoney was getting all of the recognition for the halt. page noted that now Castle was in hands, Samantha Reyes would find it easy to use him for her gain. Nelson went to get more drinks to distract them while Murdock and Page discussed her brother .
As they left Josie ‘s Bar, Nelson teased Murdock that if he continued with Page then he might end up actually being glad which he joked would be frightful for person Catholic like him. While Nelson left to get a taxi, Murdock offered to walk Page family in the rain. Once the rain died down, Murdock stopped and used his feel to gently wipe away a individual drop of water from Page ‘s arm. The couple then kissed each other before Murdock offered to take page to dinner the future day. She eagerly agreed before Murdock wished her good night and let her catch a taxi while he then walked home. [ 14 ]
Elektra ‘s return
The Surprise Visit
once Murdock stepped into his apartment, he got himself a swallow and smiled thinking about his kiss with Karen Page. however, fair as he relaxed, Murdock heard a noise that alerted him that person else was there. Drawing a tongue, Murdock realized the other person was Elektra, who greeted him with an amuse smile. [ 14 ] Murdock scolded her, asking her what she was doing in his apartment. At first, she stated that she missed him. She apologized for leaving him all those years ago, but told him she was in New York to be at a meet. She revealed that her late father invested a fortune of money in the Roxxon Corporation and requested that Murdock represent her for an approaching meeting with the board of directors. Murdock mocked her and refused the offer, even when she went arsenic far as to pay him. He then ordered her to leave. [ 19 ]
The next sidereal day, Murdock went to his function and Foggy Nelson offered him a piece of smasher pie, calling it their last requital. Murdock apologized, blaming himself for the firm doing ailing and being excessively distracted as Daredevil. Nelson stated that he was merely glad to be safe and was relieved that Castle was behind bars. When Karen Page arrived, she began to talk about the Punisher. She showed them newspaper articles that did not report on Castle ‘s military service nor the tragic death of his family. Murdock asked how she knew all this, and she confessed that she broke into Castle ‘s sign of the zodiac, much to Murdock and Nelson ‘s disapproval .
After Nelson suggested forgetting about Castle and finding actual clients, Page apologized to Murdock about not letting go of the Punisher event and Murdock reassured her that he precisely wanted her dependable. page began to talk about the night after Josie ‘s Bar, but Murdock joked that he did n’t remember anything happening. He confirmed that they were however on for a dinner date, late. then, Nelson came out of his position, informing them that they received a huge deposit in their report. Murdock knew it was from Elektra, but stated that it was from a likely customer, then he left. [ 19 ]
Spying on Elektra
Murdock went to the Yakatomi Building as Elektra entered and met with the Roxxon Corporation ‘s control panel of Directors. He snuck up on the rooftops and began to listen. however, he was unaware that Elektra saw him during her meeting .
While Elektra talked to the board, she pulled out a write, placing it on the mesa. Murdock, however, heard a low voice emanating from it. abruptly, the phones began to ring and a few members of Roxxon claimed that the servers were hacked. As the members began to reschedule their meeting with Elektra, Murdock left. [ 19 ]
dinner with Karen page
late, Murdock joined Karen Page at a restaurant for their date. He was trying to decide what kind of wine to get and tried to ask how her day went. When page had to excuse herself from the postpone, the waiter approached him stating that he had a earphone call. When he picked up, he found out it was Elektra, revealing that she knew he was at the Yakatomi Building. She told him that he was fired ; she then hung up .
by and by, Page returned, wondering why Murdock had left their table, but he claimed that he did n’t like the restaurant. They went to a more low-budget indian restaurant alternatively, toasting to “ the brassy stuff. ” They started talking about what they loved about New York City. then, Murdock and Page walked to her home, where they began to kiss. She invited him inside, but he declined the offer, telling her that he wanted to keep the nox perfect. They said goodnight and Murdock left. [ 19 ]
- “Someone’s coming. The elevator’s moving. There’s a silencer in the lobby. Who is it, Elektra?”
“If I had to guess, Yakuza.”
“No. No, that’s impossible. I took care of the Yakuza.”
“Clearly, you didn’t.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Elektra
late that evening, Murdock went to Elektra ‘s Penthouse, as he had begun questioning her about why she took him to Roscoe Sweeney ‘s sign of the zodiac when they were in college. She stated that she saw inwardly of him “ glorious darkness ” and she wanted to see if he could kill Sweeney .
then, Murdock heard person ‘s footsteps, Elektra stated that it was the Yakuza, as she went into another room and changed clothes. Murdock realized that she tricked him into fighting with her, telling her that she did n’t know him. In reception, she opened a bulge that contained his Daredevil ‘s Suit inside. Elektra then pulled up her hood, getting fix to fight. [ 19 ] Murdock suited up, then shroud. by and by, the assassins broke in, looking for Elektra. Later, Daredevil and Elektra revealed themselves and then began to fight. After a retentive struggle, they well knocked out all the supposed Yakuza soldiers. As Elektra caught her breath, she pulled down her cowl and asked if Murdock was hungry, but Murdock was still angered. [ 15 ]
breakfast with Elektra
The adjacent dawn, Murdock and Elektra began to eat at a diner. He demanded to know why the yakuza was after her and she told him that she hacked into Asano Robotics ‘s servers, and they had connections to the Yakuza organization. She stated that flush though he took down Wilson Fisk, the Yakuza merely hide and bid their time. He then asked her how she knew he was Daredevil. She answered that she recognized his ass on the news, even with the costume on .
Elektra asked Murdock to help her trope out the connection between the Yakuza and the Roxxon. He reluctantly agreed to help, on the condition that she wo n’t kill anyone and that she leave New York angstrom soon as they were finished. He then told Elektra that he was dating person else, and had no desire to rekindle their past relationship. [ 15 ]
Discussing the Punisher
Murdock arrived the office recently, in prison term to hear Castle ‘s public defender, Christopher Roth, explain to Foggy Nelson and Karen Page that Samantha Reyes was trying to extradite Frank Castle into Delaware, a state of matter which had the death prison term. After that, Roth left the office, leaving foliate and Murdock trying to convince Nelson to take on Castle as their client .
furiously, Page informed both Nelson and Murdock how defeated she was with how Reyes was handling Castle ‘s case. Murdock told Nelson that they did n’t have to defend his actions, but merely negotiate a supplication bargain that took extradition off the table. Nelson refused. When foliate left sol that Nelson and Murdock could talk in secret, Nelson made it known that he was storm that Murdock would want to help Castle after he held him hostage. Murdock told Nelson that he felt his actions were not deserving the death penalty. reluctantly, Nelson last agreed, telling page to pack her things as the three left to meet Castle in the hospital. [ 15 ]
Meeting with Frank Castle
When they entered Metro-General Hospital, they found the integral place filled with security system guards and police. Having shown their IDs, they were allowed to pass through. Brett Mahoney, now appointed as Detective Sergeant for his actions, informed them that Castle already got a lawyer and was against them from speaking to Frank Castle, knowing it would be against Samantha Reyes ‘ wishes. Murdock, Karen Page, and Foggy Nelson convinced him that they had a right to consultation a prospective node, and he sent them into Castle ‘s room. When they entered, Mahoney warned them to not cross the tape that surrounded his go to bed .
Murdock was the foremost to confront Castle, introducing himself, but Castle stated that he knew who they were, and criticized how they defended scumbags that deserved to die. Murdock talked to Castle about possibly negotiating a plea, but Castle rejected his offer. however, Page, ignoring Mahoney ‘s rule about the tape, stormed towards Castle and showed him the photograph of his wife and two children, telling him that if he got the death penalty, then he would be ineffective to find answers to his family ‘s murder .
however, Reyes then arrived in Castle ‘s room, angry that Nelson and Murdock were talking to Castle without Christopher Roth, accusing them of transgress of ethics. however, Murdock chimed in, stating that they had a right to find potential clients. Reyes found it odd, noting that they represented Grotto before, causing a battle of interest. then, Mahoney came out of Castle ‘s room and delivered the news that that Castle had asked to have Nelson and Murdock represent him in woo .
The three entered an empty room and began to strategize the case, feeling the need to use all their files on Castle, until a drive around arrived, asking for Murdock. Murdock knew that the chauffeur had been sent by Elektra, but told Nelson and Page that he had scheduled a suffer with a affluent customer and, with that, he left. [ 15 ]
Spying on the yakuza
Murdock entered a car with Elektra, who then presented him with a newly dinner jacket, much to his annoyance. As he put on the dinner jacket, she revealed that they were heading to a gala being held by the Roxxon Corporation in order to steal a key card from Stan Gibson and enter a mystery room that should contain a ledger that describes the Yakuza ‘s activities with Roxxon .
As they entered the gala, Murdock took note that Elektra was turning many heads and raising many heartbeats. They were met by a cryptic man named Hirochi, who greeted them both. They finally located Gibson, but when Elektra was about to steal the key, Murdock stopped her, noting that Gibson was being watched .
rather, Murdock spilled red wine on Gibson ‘s egg white befit, which caused Gibson to be angry. Gibson calmed down when he saw that Murdock was blind. He walked to the men ‘s room to clean up. Murdock followed him, attacking both Gibson and his bodyguards, knocking them out and stealing his key wag. He went back to Elektra and they both went to the thirteenth floor .
Murdock and Elektra went past security and got to the secure room. Murdock used his enhance senses to crack a dependable, however, the daybook was not inside. then, Murdock used his senses to locate a mystery room and Elektra found a room to open it. last, they found the ledger. however, the build up went on lockdown. As they left, they fought the security that got in their way .
once they hit a board on the 11th floor, they pretended to be a match looking for a private room. The security guards saw that Murdock was blind and allowed both of them to leave. Murdock and Elektra got back into the car and began to read the daybook. however, Elektra became confuse, stating that depart of the ledger was written in code, making it impossible to read. Murdock, being glad that it was over, left the vehicle and went to his apartment. [ 15 ]
The People vs The Punisher
As Murdock settled in, Foggy Nelson stopped by, annoyed that he missed his calls. He informed Murdock that Frank Castle had pleaded not guilty, with Samantha Reyes requesting a fast racetrack for the trial. Murdock thought it best if they filed for an extension, however, Nelson told him that Castle agreed to the fast-tracked trial. With that, Nelson told Murdock to clear his calendar, because the trial of the People vs. Frank Castle would begin the pursuit week. [ 15 ]
back at their Law Office, Murdock strategized with Karen Page and Nelson about Castle ‘s defense. Nelson believed the best way to go about the encase was to a supplication that Castle had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, causing him to commit the crimes. Murdock stated that ampere long as Castle agreed, he would make an opening statement based on PTSD. page decided to visit Castle to see if he would agree .
late, in his office, Murdock started practicing his open argument, but then he received a name from Elektra. She informed Murdock that she found out who decrypted the daybook of the Yakuza, but he informed her that he was besides busy with the test on Castle. then, Nelson came into his function and asked Murdock to look up witnesses from the Dogs of Hell. Murdock informed him that he would angstrom soon as he was done with his call. After that, he reluctantly agreed to help Elektra. [ 40 ]
Reconnecting with Elektra
Daredevil and Elektra entered the apartment of Philip Cabroni, who was dealing with two korean prostitutes. After they left his board, Daredevil and Elektra revealed themselves, shocking Cabroni. They demanded that he decipher the codes in the ledger, which, after a few threats, he agreed to. He revealed that the daybook detailed a list of shipments coming into Hell ‘s Kitchen. One, in finical, was arriving by and by in the evening. Daredevil threatened Cabroni, telling him to end his dealings with the Yakuza, and Elektra mocked his decorator, then knocked him out. After that, they left .
Daredevil and Elektra arrived at a dragoon station, where they found the car that Cabroni mentioned in the daybook. They opened the door and scandal rushed out of it, confusing the both of them. then, the Yakuza attacked them both .
Daredevil and Elektra fought together in a warehouse, but they finally split up. Daredevil and Elektra both managed to fight off the Yakuza easily and finally, they found each other. Once they finished of the Yakuza, Daredevil saw that Elektra was injured and took her to get stitched. [ 40 ]
Catching up with Elektra
They went to Murdock ‘s apartment, where he stitched up Elektra ‘s neck. Elektra, looking at Murdock ‘s scars, asked him people said about them, considering that he has seen a bunch of women. He joked that the women would be besides busy enjoying themselves .
As they began to show each other their scars, he pointed out one given to him by a serviceman named Nobu, using his Kyoketsu-Shoge. Elektra pointed out that his diagnose was Nobu Yoshioka. Murdock asked Elektra what happened to her the nox after they went to Roscoe Sweeney ‘s house, she stated that she went as far off from him as possible, stating that he deserved better. They both, then, went to sleep in the live room. [ 40 ]
The next dawn, Murdock started to panic, noting that he overslept and had to be at Frank Castle ‘s sheath. As he was getting dressed, Elektra told him that she would figure out why the rail car was full of scandal, wishing him beneficial luck in court as he left. Murdock finally arrived at the court, equitable in meter to hear the middle of Foggy Nelson ‘s open argument .
Murdock caught up with Nelson and Karen Page in the hallway and apologized to both of them. They were both defeated that he was so late, but he complimented Nelson on his open affirmation. To make it up to them both, he agreed to question Gregory Tepper about the autopsy the adjacent day. Nelson reluctantly agreed to this. Murdock requested that Page get him caught up on everything he ‘s missed in court, former that nox. [ 40 ]
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talk with Karen page
late that evening, Murdock and Karen Page went to his apartment, looking through the autopsy files from Gregory Tepper, trying to figure out a way to get Tepper to confess that the reports were false. While they did that, they began to talk about the beginning prison term they met, talking about Page being saved by Daredevil that one night. however, she began to connect Daredevil ‘s vigilante action to the actions of Frank Castle ‘s. however, Page confessed that she felt that Castle was doing the right thing, causing silence between the both of them. Murdock decided to end the session and promised Page a actual date, as she left .
Murdock went upstairs, where Elektra was and scolded her for eavesdropping on their conversation. He told her how much page and his job meant to him. She explained that she complied with a list of structure sites in Hell ‘s Kitchen that could account for the cryptic track car full moon of dirt. Murdock remembered one of the sites as the one which Nobu Yoshioka had blueprints for. He assumed that Yoshioka used that web site for Wilson Fisk ‘s personal use, but now realized that Yoshioka might have an alternative motif. however, Murdock told Elektra that he had to be in court for the Castle trial the follow dawn, then she left. [ 40 ]
Gregory Tepper ‘s testimony
former, during the court casing, Gregory Tepper was questioned by Murdock about the autopsies of the victims that Frank Castle killed. During cross-examination, Murdock asked him how many autopsies he has filled out in the past. however, Tepper then asked if he could make a statement about something he did in the past. Judge Cynthia Batzer asked the jury and spectators to clear the room .
once all was unclutter, Tepper confessed that the autopsy of Castle ‘s family and the John Doe were false. He revealed that he was coerced into falsifying the reports. He then revealed that the previous night, a woman with a foreign accent and a mask threatened to kill him if he did not tell them the truth, which shocked Murdock. Samantha Reyes had then accused Nelson and Murdock of threatening the witness. With that, the judge ordered Tepper ‘s testimony stricken from the phonograph record .
Murdock followed Foggy Nelson into the toilet as Nelson was angry, filled with incredulity that Reyes would threaten a witness like that. however, Murdock confessed that it was not Reyes, and that Elektra was the perpetrator. Nelson did not understand, as he only remembered Elektra as a debutante, while Murdock told Nelson that she came back to Hell ‘s Kitchen and had become dangerous .
Murdock, then, confessed that he and Elektra were now spying on the Yakuza and trying to figure out why they were back, confessing that she was the affluent customer that he was talking about and that she was the one who deposited money into their account. Before he could tell Nelson more about what was going on, Nelson lashed out angrily at Murdock, pointing out that he has lied to him again. He angrily claimed that he would no long trust him, telling Murdock to tell Karen Page about Elektra, and left .
page, curious about the yell, asked Nelson what was going on. He ignored her and then she asked Murdock, but he told her that he has to leave. however, he promised to talk to her the future day, although she muttered under her hint that she doubted it. [ 40 ]
Daredevil met Elektra outside of the Midland Circle construction site and let her know that she ruined Frank Castle ‘s case by threatening Gregory Tepper. She responded that she was following his own rules : you do n’t get what you want by day, you take it by push at night. Furious, he warned her to stay out of his convention life and, stating that Matt Murdock ‘s life was bore, she agreed. Daredevil fought guards at the entrance locate, then she arrived after the struggle, sarcastically remarking that he did n’t want her avail .
They went inside the construction site, where he confirmed that they were alone. however, he was shocked to find a large hole. He took her flashlight and dropped it down the hole. After a long pause, she asked if it had hit the bottom. When he responded that it had n’t, she asked him to tell her when it did. [ 40 ] After another long pause, Daredevil heard the flashlight hit the bottom and told this to Elektra. They were then ambushed by cryptic ninjas. Daredevil tried to find them but discovered that he could n’t because they were somehow hiding their heartbeats. Elektra warned Daredevil that they were using swords, and he found he could track the sounds of their weapons .
The two of them fought off the ninja and during the struggle, Elektra was badly injured. Before one of the ninja could attack, they were saved by Stick, who finished off the others, telling Murdock that they should get out. They got in a car driven by a serviceman named Quinn. They were followed and attacked by the ninja, with Stick using a crossbow to take them out. Murdock claimed that he could sense Elektra dying. Stick ordered Quinn to drive them to Murdock ‘s apartment. [ 41 ]
Learning of The Hand
- “When you were hurt, when I thought I might lose you, I felt hollow. Now, I have no reason to trust you. You’ve lied to me more times than I can count. But if you leave Stick be with me. Fight this war by my side. My way. Our way.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Elektra
When they ultimately arrived, Stick asked for a few items to use to heal Elektra. Murdock does as he is instructed, gathering the items and praying for Elektra to heal, as Stick combines the items. ultimately, Murdock begins to hear a heartbeat from Elektra, relieved by her quick convalescence .
belated, in the surviving room, Murdock and Stick discussed Elektra as she is recovering in the bedroom. Stick casually mentioned that he ‘s known her to recover from worse things. This surprise Murdock, and he demanded that Stick explain how he knew her .
Stick talked about an organization of ninja warriors called the Hand, whom he described as an ancient malefic. He explained that they were plotting their malefic sour in New York City. then, he described their enemy organization called the Chaste, of which Stick and Elektra were both members. Murdock, annoyed, was ashamed that Stick would bring up a pathetic fairy narrative. Stick told him that this was all actually happening, warning that the Hand would bring chaos to New York .
late, Murdock checked on Elektra while she recovered in seam, and she confirmed everything that Stick had said. When he asked her if the two of them meeting was planned by Stick, she admitted it was. Although she said regardless of her orders, she truly did fall in love with Murdock. Murdock admitted that he feared to lose her while she was dying, and suggested she leave Stick and fight the Hand with him alternatively .
then, Murdock realized that person came into his apartment, and Stick came in and told him that he had a visitor. Karen Page came in and was shocked to see Elektra in Murdock ‘s sleep together. Murdock told Page that he could explain everything, but she became distant from him as she told Murdock that Foggy Nelson needed his help for the Castle font. Although Murdock suggested they go somewhere to talk, she left promptly, with Stick sarcastically calling after her that it was courteous to meet her. [ 41 ]
- “This city been sick and the cops, they can’t fix it alone. They need, we all need, men and women who are willing to take the fight themselves. The kind of people who risk their lives so we can walk safe at night in our own neighborhoods. The ones our esteemed District Attorney here is trying so hard to destroy. New York needs these people, we need heroes.”
- ―Matt Murdock
Murdock went to the court as Karen Page had requested. He tried speaking to Page, but she ignored him. He spoke to Foggy Nelson, who, hush angry and demanded that Murdock get Frank Castle to retell his narrative. Castle came to the stand and Murdock heard a guard whisper to him, asking him to think about what he wanted. Murdock tried to get Castle to describe the sidereal day his syndicate was killed, but Castle did not respond. Murdock asked Cynthia Batzer for permission to treat Castle as hostile .
Murdock claimed that Castle was just the kind of man his city needed in the wake up of Wilson Fisk and then went to the jury and told them about heroes and how New York City needed more men and woman like Castle who were bequeath to find justice themselves ; describing how Castle took it excessively far by murdering the crooks, noting that Samantha Reyes was trying to stop heroes from taking action. He argued that Castle needed help and not punishment. Despite that, Castle asked to speak and told everyone that he knew what he did and was glad, embracing his claim as the Punisher as he was dragged aside. Outside the court, Murdock claimed that person influenced Castle, but both Page and Nelson ignored Murdock. Nelson angrily exclaimed that he was glad that they lost the case, and Page told Murdock that while she agreed with Murdock about heroes, he was not one of them. She told him she was done with him before storming off. [ 41 ]
Murdock returned to his apartment, noticing that Stick had left, but was relieved to find Elektra in bed and that she had decided to fight the Hand by his side. She guessed correctly that he lost the case and Karen Page, but he told Elektra that he was glad he did not lose her, making his decision to spend his life with her. As Murdock left to give Elektra some rest, he was attacked by a Hand ninja .
The fight was long and Murdock was, late, hit by a poison arrow. Murdock was able to subdue and confront the ninja. He took off his hood and realized that he was young, hearing his blink of an eye. Elektra came behind the ninja and slit his throat with a kitchen knife, much to Murdock ‘s horror. He shuddered as Elektra told him that this was who she was, asking if he placid wanted her. Murdock began to shake from the poison, and Elektra embraced him as she prepares to save him. [ 41 ]
exchange of Heart
later, Elektra tended to Murdock ‘s wounds, having removed the poison arrow from his shoulder, and ensured that his life was no longer in danger. When Murdock had ultimately recovered, he looked approximately and found no evidence of the battle from the previous night. He asked Elektra what she did to the male child ‘s cadaver, to which Elektra responded that she took care of everything, implying that she disposed of the body, much to Murdock ‘s shock .
Murdock, still in shock from Elektra ‘s killing, noted that her epinephrine spiked when she killed him, just like at Roscoe Sweeney ‘s house those many years ago. She told Murdock about the beginning person she killed when she was twelve, not for self-defense, but through saturated use, which had horrified Murdock. He told Elektra that there was a time when he was in beloved with her, but he would have no more of her killings, as this went against his impression. Murdock had then demanded that she leave his apartment, stating that he would fight against the Hand by himself. With that, Elektra reluctantly left .
late that day, Foggy Nelson had arrived at the apartment to visit Murdock, taking eminence of his injuries. Nelson had informed Murdock that he had thought it best that Nelson and Murdock shut down, to which Murdock reluctantly agreed. however, Nelson begged Murdock to quit being a hero, as clearly his life as Daredevil was putting him at hazard of being killed, but Murdock told Nelson that he would no longer apologize for who he was and that he would resume the mantle of Daredevil, no matter what Nelson thought. With that, Nelson left him, leaving Murdock with less allies than ever. [ 16 ]
Fighting the Hand
The Return of Nobu
- “Wait… you’re dead!”
“There is no such thing.”
- ―Daredevil and Nobu Yoshioka
by and by in the Yakatomi Building parking lot, Daredevil located Stan Gibson, taking out his bodyguards. Having knocked out and subdued his guards with comfort, Daredevil revealed to Gibson that he found out that the Hand had infiltrated the Roxxon Corporation and told Gibson to tell him what they are doing. Gibson revealed that the Hand was keeping his son, Daniel Gibson, hostage. Gibson revealed that the Hand had a heavily guarded facility that they called The grow. Daredevil then demanded that the clearly terrify Gibson take him to that place .
Gibson took Daredevil to the Farm, leaving him outside. Daredevil knocked out the guards and found Hirochi. Daredevil could hear the lineage drip in another room and he demanded Hirochi take him to the source .
When Hirochi showed him the inner workings of the farm, Daredevil was horrified to find young kids caged like animals and being drained of their blood through a tube. The tube went into a huge pit Sarcophagus. Daredevil went to free the children and Hirochi escaped. Gibson entered the farm and was horrified to see his son in one of the cages. then, one of the ninja ambushed Daredevil, letting him know that the draining was n’t arrant, as he took out an all excessively familiar Kyoketsu-Shoge .
Daredevil fought the ninja vitamin a long as he could, but the ninja became victorious. The ninja pushed the sarcophagus into an elevator ; then, Daredevil figured out who the ninja was : Nobu Yoshioka. Daredevil was shocked, stating that he should be dead, however, Yoshioka took off his dissemble and replied that there was no such thing. [ 16 ] Daredevil went outside of the construct and called Brett Mahoney. angstrom soon as he arrived, he told him about the cage children and that they needed medical attention, warning him about the Hand trying to get them. Daredevil told him to take them to Metro-General Hospital and to put them under the wish of Claire Temple .
a soon as Mahoney took the kids to Metro General, Murdock met Claire Temple in the hallway. He warned her that their blood was drained by a ninja named Nobu Yoshioka, who, somehow, came back to life after he burned to death. He warns her that she may be in trouble from the Hand ninja, but promised to protect her and the hospital from them. suddenly, using his enhance listen, Murdock listened to a police radio warn that Frank Castle escaped from prison. [ 18 ]
The Punisher Escapes
- “I have to find him, Foggy. I know where to start.”
“You always know where to start. You just never know when to stop, Matt.”
“I’m not asking for your permission.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson
Following Frank Castle ‘s escape from Ryker ‘s Island, Murdock was summoned to meet Samantha Reyes along with Karen Page and Foggy Nelson. Upon arriving at the courthouse, Murdock was soon greeted by page who commented on the sum of security now salute there, as Murdock apologized for getting Nelson and Murdock involved with the case in the beginning place. While Murdock attempted to make modest speak with page, she was called away for security system reasons, leaving fair standing Murdock entirely outside .
They were taken through security and then entered Reyes ‘ office. While they walked in they discussed Castle ‘s escape from Ryker ‘s with Murdock asking page if he had said anything at all to her, but Page insisted he had not mentioned any evasion plan. Nelson took note that Castle escaped Cell Block D. Murdock remembered this as the lapp cell barricade in which Wilson Fisk was incarcerated, noting that he liked to track of anyone who may want them dead. He then gravely told Page and Nelson that this was not a coincidence, telling them that he believed Fisk orchestrated Castle ‘s escape .
As they sat down in Reyes ‘ office, she and Blake Tower requested their help in locating Castle. Murdock told her that they would only help if she told them what happened between her and Castle. Reyes confessed that the Massacre at Central Park that killed Castle ‘s family was a sting operation that went confederacy. The District Attorney ‘s office had been trying to convict a cryptic drug dealer known as the Blacksmith. Reyes and Tower explained that while they were tracking him they learned of a softwood involving the Blacksmith, Dogs of Hell, Kitchen Irish and Mexican Cartel and decided to act .
Reyes then revealed that she chose to not clear the park of civilians to make it look less leery and risk the Blacksmith getting away, but it resulted in multiple civilian deaths, due to a gunfight that broke out between the gangs, with victims including Castle ‘s own wife and children. then, Reyes showed them an x-ray of a skull that she took from her daughter ‘s backpack, worried Castle had now chosen her own daughter as his adjacent victim. She informed them that although her daughter was dependable in a unavowed placement in upstate New York, the Punisher must be found before he could harm anyone else .
While Reyes begged them to tell her if Castle ever contacted them, Murdock heard a gun being cocked from across the street, in an clamant Murdock then demanded that everyone got down, covering page with his own body as an unknown assassin began shooting at them. The bullets destroyed everything in view, wounding Nelson in the weapon. Once the bullets stopped hitting the room, everyone slowly raised to their feet. Although about everyone had survived, they discovered that Reyes had been hit multiple times in the back and was killed, much to Tower ‘s talk shock and repugnance .
As a leave, the New York City Police Department and the FBI all then swarmed the courthouse, desperately searching for the Punisher who they blamed for the murder. Murdock, Nelson, Page and Tower left the courthouse ; as Nelson was being treated by an Emergency Medical Technician, Murdock let him know that he would go after the Punisher and get to the bottom of all this, although Nelson was hush doubting that he would always be able to find him. Murdock, however, insisted he knew where to start looking, before Nelson noted he may know where to start, but not how to ever stop. [ 18 ]
Kingpin ‘s threat
- “I can break you without breaking a single law. You may have expensive lawyers, but with one envelope and $6 postage I can make sure Vanessa never sets foot on American soil again. One letter to the right office and I get her visa pulled. I can prove she was an accomplice to every one of your crimes.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Wilson Fisk
Seeking answer directly from his chief fishy, Murdock visited Ryker ‘s Island, where he was greeted by Benjamin Donovan who gave him a contract written in out Braille for Murdock ‘s appliance, stating the terms of the meet between him and Wilson Fisk. Donovan warned that if Murdock came into physical contact with Fisk or discussed their meeting with the media then he would be sued, Murdock signed the contract and was brought to Fisk .
Fisk noted how he and Murdock had met once earlier at the Scene Contempo Gallery before they went to court, but Murdock ignored this and commented on the shoot at the New York State Supreme Court Building which had killed Samantha Reyes. Murdock accused Fisk of setting up Frank Castle ‘s escape, but Fisk told him that it never happened while Murdock argued that Fisk ‘s seeming lack of motif kept the misgiving away from him and allowed him to unleash Castle upon New York City to cause chaos. Fisk decided that enough was enough and called over Donovan to end their meet .
rather of back down, Murdock threatened to make indisputable that Fisk ‘s beloved fiancée, Vanessa Marianna, could never come back to New York, for acting as his accomplice, ensuring Fisk would never see her again, apart from the odd tripper to Morocco but he would never be able to live with her again. Upon hearing that, the immediately enrage Fisk released himself from his chains attacked Murdock, slamming him into the table. Defending himself, Murdock managed to punch Fisk ‘s mouth, but the distillery ferocious Fisk kept ahold of his suit and remembered how Murdock was the son of a boxer .
Murdock realized that Fisk had taken master of Ryker ‘s Island and had indeed orchestrated Castle ‘s scat, which Fisk then confessed to but noted that cipher would back up Murdock ‘s history. Fisk threatened to get retaliation on Nelson and Murdock by destroying the lives and loved ones of Murdock and Foggy Nelson, arsenic soon as he got out. Fisk threw Murdock back onto his seat and promised that his wrath would be worse than anything the Punisher was going to do to the city. Murdock was escorted out of the prison by Donovan, horrified and shaken from what just transpired. [ 18 ]
The Invasion of Metro-General
Murdock went to the rooftop of Metro-General Hospital. Claire Temple met up with him, wondering why he was n’t visiting Foggy Nelson. Murdock said that he sensed Nelson and that he was fine, blaming himself for getting Nelson shoot in the arm. Temple updated Murdock about the patients, noting that a mysterious organic means was coursing through their bloodstream, which led her to believe that the Hand were incubating a means that was then drained .
Murdock, forlorn, told temple that he felt everything he did got undone. He told her he was quitting the law and his friends. He let her know that he felt that they were a beguilement and that he would put them in damage ‘s way. Temple tried to make him change his mind, but he ignored her and still refused to visit Nelson. After she left, Hand ninja began to scale the english of the hospital. Murdock heard this and put on his helmet. [ 18 ] good after the ninja killed Louisa Delgado, Daredevil arrived, saving Temple and fighting the ninja. The struggle was long, as the ninja tried to reclaim their victims. Temple tried her best to fight, but one of the ninja knocked her out of a window. Daredevil jumped out and saved her, using one of the ropes from the Hand had used to scale the building. The Hand, unfortunately, escaped with Daniel Gibson and the others .
Afterwards, Murdock got changed into his street clothes and explained to Temple about the Hand and what they wanted. Temple was against Murdock going after the Hand alone, saying this might be his downfall, but he he stated that he had it handled. then, Brett Mahoney called Murdock, explaining that Karen Page was attacked and was at the 15th Precinct Police Station. [ 42 ]
Figuring Out the Blacksmith
Murdock, outside the fifteenth Precinct Police Station, waited for Karen Page. When she saw him, she revealed that Frank Castle saved her when person shot up her apartment. She revealed that she may be the Blacksmith ‘s target, because she was researching the Massacre at Central Park. Murdock wanted to follow her when she was about to leave, but she told him, coldly, that she was not his to protect .
late in the evening, Daredevil confronted Blake Tower, who was trying to leave township. Daredevil demanded that Tower tell him all that he knows about the Blacksmith, but Tower revealed that he had very short information, except a code name. Tower then suggested that the one person who might know more would be the Blacksmith ‘s rival : a drug dealer in Chinatown .
Daredevil infiltrated a dry cleaner that was serving as the drug godhead ‘s lair. He fought and knocked out the guards before going to the basement. There he found Madame Gao, who was busy painting. Daredevil warner her to call off her men or he would break their legs, and she she stated that once he was satisfied that they were alone, they would talk .
Daredevil demanded information about the Blacksmith. She told him that his identity and identical nature was a mystery. however, she knew that he sold arrant heroin that was brought in by transport .
Daredevil arrived at the pier and stopped Castle from killing a man whom Castle idea was the Blacksmith. After that, the two began to fight. Castle was ferocious at Daredevil, blaming him for ruining his consequence of peace. however, Daredevil warned him that killing the incorrectly valet would mean his retaliation would be false and that, on some floor, he knew that .
again, Castle stated that Daredevil ‘s direction of department of justice did n’t help end crime and killing the Blacksmith was the best solution. Daredevil admitted that his way was n’t working and suggested that just this once, they do things Castle ‘s way. Castle then stated that once person kills another person, they can never go back from what they did. Daredevil warned Castle about men he heard approaching. He told Castle they needed to get off the embark, and in response, Castle pushed Daredevil into the water system. The men shot at the boat, which exploded from the gunpowder held below decks. Daredevil, later that even, went back to dry kingdom, hearing both Brett Mahoney and Karen Page arrives on the picture with the police .
Murdock went back into his apartment and heard a car screeching out of control. He walked outside, noticing a car crashed into the side of the street. He found out that the driver was one of Stick ‘s soldiers of the Chaste, who informed Murdock that Elektra planned to kill Stick. [ 42 ]
The New Black Sky
Daredevil found Stick ‘s concealment rate, and before the fight between him and Elektra continued, Daredevil steps in and breaks it up. then, Hand ninja ambush the three, who fight Daredevil and Elektra, vanish and take Stick with them. Daredevil is confused, not being able to locate a trail, but calm plans on saving Stick. Elektra chimed in that she will kill Stick, and threatens to kill him if he stands in her means. With that, she kissed him and left .
late, Murdock entered his agency, reading a Braille metro map. Foggy Nelson was at heart, as well, packing his things from his office. Murdock told Nelson that he thinks the Hand are using underpass tunnels to secretly move throughout Hell ‘s Kitchen without being detected. Nelson had an mind, referring to his bootlegging grandfather during Prohibition, that it may be abandoned railroad track tunnels, encouraging Murdock to look through them. Nelson and Murdock pause in there office for the last time, feeling a sense of sadness and relief that Nelson and Murdock was over .
late, Daredevil went inside the abandoned railroad track burrow and, no sooner as he enters, is ambushed by Hand ninja. He is easily able to fight them off, listening to the metallic element of their swords weapons, but the ninja catch on and sheathed their weapons, while attacking him with their fists. Daredevil became helpless, not being able to defend himself from the ninja .
then, suddenly, Daredevil heard the soft whisper voice of Stick, being tortured by Hirochi, instructing him to listen to the ninja ‘ exhalations. Daredevil does as instructed and, as a solution, is able to knock out all of them. After that, he continued down the tunnel for Stick .
Daredevil finally finds him and is attacked by Hand ninjas, who were guarding Hirochi. Hirochi thought he was condom, but Stick bites Hirochi on the neck. Daredevil freed him, then Stick told him how proud he is. however, Elektra arrived, wanting to kill Stick. then, Nobu Yoshioka appeared, demanding that Stick tell them why they are all here .
Daredevil demanded that Yoshioka take him alternatively of Stick and Elektra, but Yoshioka states that he barely wants Elektra, revealing that she is the Black Sky, the weapon of the Hand. Stick is aggravated that she found out about the truth, but Daredevil denies it as true, pleading with Elektra she must be the one to define herself. Yoshioka and the Hand knelt down and offers his sword to her ; she accepts and demands Daredevil to leave .
She continued to recall how she fought her violence nature her entire liveliness, but now as the Black Sky, she can embrace it. then, heartbroken, Daredevil tells her that it would mean killing him, for he is the Hand ‘s enemy. She puts her sword to his neck, but she hesitates. He, then, grabbed Elektra ‘s sword and held it up to her neck, giving her one last find to fight off the Hand with him and Stick. He releases her and they both fight them off .
In the center of the battle, Elektra stops fighting and grab Stick so they can both escape. He states he still wants her dead, but he wo n’t for Murdock ‘s sake, revealing that Murdock was trying to save Elektra from a tune that she ‘d never come back from. Daredevil, then, fought with Yoshioka for a while and then escapes with Elektra and Stick while the ninja watched. [ 20 ]
back at his apartment, Murdock tied Stick to a chair, stating that he and Elektra will be the only ones fighting the Hand, stating that he even does not have a design. Before Stick could make a snarky remark, Murdock taped his mouthpiece. then, he met Elektra on the rooftops. The both of them decided the best course of action was to expose Nobu Yoshioka as a fraud to his followers. [ 43 ]
Melvin Potter ‘s Upgrades
- “Melvin, I… I don’t know what to say.”
“Don’t say anything. I mean, the papers might not report it, but some of us in Hell’s Kitchen, we know who’s really looking out for us.”
- ―Daredevil and Melvin Potter
then, Daredevil took Elektra to Melvin Potter, where he fitted her in special body armor. He, then, gave Daredevil a newfangled truncheon club made of a extra design. Daredevil told Potter that he could not thank him adequate, but Potter merely stated that he is glad that there are some people in Hell ‘s Kitchen who was looking out for them. [ 43 ]
Daredevil and Elektra then went back to his apartment, as they began to look for the whereabouts of Nobu Yoshioka. then, Foggy Nelson called him from the 15th Precinct Police Station. He told him that Brett Mahoney had been forced to give men information about Daredevil. He hung up and left .
Murdock met up with Mahoney near the fire escape at the precinct, as he was quick to joke that, at this point, he can alone trust the vigilante. He informed him that he was forced to give mysterious people the files on Daredevil ‘s actions or they would kill his mother. Mahoney told him that the files had the names of all the people he has saved, Murdock put the pieces together and left for Karen Page ‘s apartment, alone to find it wholly empty. [ 43 ]
Tracking Down the hand
Daredevil was on the rooftop, trying in truth hard to hear the location of the Hand ‘s hostages, but becomes incredibly frustrated. Daredevil informed Elektra that he unable to listen through all the other noises going on. Elektra suggested blocking all early noises and to listen for the hostages. Daredevil does just that and, last, hears the bus topology that is transporting them .
Daredevil and Elektra last arrives at the Hand ‘s hideout. They are about to enter, but Elektra thought it was best to stay behind, thinking it a trap and stating that it would be best that the Hand did not retrieve the Black Sky, particularly if it meant complete destruction to thousands, compared to a few. With that, Daredevil descends to the hideout. [ 43 ] Before the Hand could cut off Turk Barrett ‘s ankle, Daredevil crashed inside and knocked them out. He frees all the hostages and asks Karen page if she is all right. After page answered, he freed her .
however, more Hand ninja appeared and began to fight him. As one was about to attack, Elektra stabbed the ninja in the back, claiming she got bored waiting for him. They found out that the only manner out was on the ceiling, as they head upstairs. They stopped near a door, where Daredevil claimed that he could sense an army of Hand ninjas ; they both took a moment, acknowledging that this might be their last battle .
Elektra states that she is ready to meet her destine, but Daredevil removed his Helmet, stating if they get out alive, he wants to leave New York City with her. She states that he belongs in New York, but he responds by saying she made him feel more alive than the city .
Daredevil and Elektra last make it to the clear and conflict Hand ninja. A distribute of the Ninjas were easily defeated, but Nobu Yoshioka was much more a superior champion, able to knock Daredevil ‘s helmet off. Yoshioka was about to stab Daredevil with his Kyoketsu-Shoge, but Elektra attacked him, which caused Yoshioka to stabs her by accident with her own Twin Sai. She gave her final farewell to Daredevil and died in his arms, claiming that this was not the end .
Yoshioka was enraged that he lost the Black Sky and he ordered his men to finish him off. Daredevil, filled with wrath, fights then, but finds out that the ninja were being shot down. He senses the Punisher, who was sniping the Ninjas down for him .
Daredevil walked away, letting the Punisher finish off the rest of the ninja, and battled Yoshioka. After a moment of a struggle, he used his new truncheon club to fling him off the roof and win the battle. The Punisher looked at Daredevil and said “ see you about, red, ” then left. now alone, Daredevil could only walk over to Elektra ‘s lifeless body, take her hand and mourn her demise. [ 43 ]
confession to Karen Page
- “I have… I have something…”
“No, I don’t want it.”
“I have something that I need you to see… I’m Daredevil.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Karen Page
With the threat of the Hand apparently dealt with for the time being, Murdock and Stick visited Elektra ‘s grave. Filled with excessively much grief, Murdock could not find any words to say, so Stick wondered if Murdock thought it worth it to love her, to which Murdock said that even though Stick opposed it, it was. Stick smiled and called Murdock the toughest person he knew, then they left, with Stick returning to the Chaste while Murdock remained in New York City to continue his own competitiveness .
Making his mind up about what was best for the people around him, Murdock asked Karen Page to meet him at the erstwhile Nelson and Murdock Law Office, which she reluctantly agreed to. As Murdock walked down the streets of New York and entered the build, he found Page waiting there for him. Murdock nervously told her that he had something to show her, though Page told him that she did not want any it was. Murdock, however, insisted and finally pulled out his Daredevil helmet. page looked at the modern disclosure in shock and Murdock revealed that he is Daredevil. [ 43 ] After reeling from the revelation, Murdock was met by Page again in his apartment, after she went for a walk. Murdock invited Page in his node room and she asked if he can see her. Murdock told Page that he can not precisely see Page, and that it was different and possibly effective. As page further questioned Murdock ‘s abilities, he explained that could sense people without seeing them, such as knowing where page visited the amerind restaurant when they first dated due to the curry he smells off her clothes and the drink under her hint, noting that it made Page uncomfortable as he could hear her pulse. [ 44 ] After Murdock explained his abilities to Page and proved it by stating her late activities plainly through his senses, he told page that she had every mighty to be angry and should have told her from the very beginning of their relationship. While foliate however felt angry about Murdock ‘s activities and late demeanor, she admitted that she could n’t stay angry at person who saved her. Understanding Page ‘s instruction, Murdock agreed her justification on her anger for breaking the trust of a friend who saved her life doubly. Murdock then offered Page a drink and she nodded, which he could sense, much to her surprise. [ 44 ] Getting Page a drink from his kitchen and offering her upfront, Murdock was told that his act of being blind was fake, agreeing with the affirmation and apologize afterwards. Page then asked for where the lawsuit was, and he pointed at his cupboard. While page looked at Murdock ‘s suit, he expressed that he ‘ll leave Daredevil behind for good and that he did n’t need Daredevil in his life anymore. As page was in incredulity in Murdock ‘s statement, he placed Page ‘s hand on to his thorax where his heart was beating and told that he does n’t Daredevil to be apart of him, but Page was not surely Daredevil was the trouble. [ 44 ]
return to Normality
- “Maybe you will walk again. I hope so. But maybe you won’t. But your ability to get through it, as this gets harder, that is a hundred times more powerful than just slapping a smile on your face and pretending like everything is just fine. Do you understand?”
- ―Matt Murdock to Aaron James
Mourning Elektra and blaming himself for her death, Murdock depart being Daredevil and decided to refocus his efforts of helping people through the judge system as a lawyer. Months after his battle against the Hand, Murdock worked on a case for Aaron James a male child paralyzed by the the chemicals used in Berkowitz ‘s companies subway. Murdock won the encase and gained the class an eleven million dollars settlement .
Before going to meet the wardrobe, Murdock had a lecture with James about his well being. As he accepted that he was fine, Murdock told James how a lot the money would help his parents, telling him that it will only get harder once he realized everybody ‘s going to tell him how to feel. Wanting to have his life back, Murdock told James that the people around him would not help him regain what he already lost. Telling him the possibility of walk, Murdock told James that having the lastingness from his recovery is a hundred times more herculean than just putting up a smile .
After advising to get James ‘ animation binding in concert, Murdock was then greeted by Karen Page who had came to congratulate him on the case. Once Murdock was happily accepting the gratitude, Murdock was stunned by the sight to see her again. Being told it was okay to feel gallant, Murdock took it as pride in his solve and was late asked if he could be joined for lunch for a statement. Stuttering his words, Murdock gladly accepted Page ‘s offer to consultation him ampere well as conversant each other during their feast. Upon accepting his invitation, Murdock went over to the press for an interview. [ 45 ]
Catch up with Karen foliate
- “You know, as complicated as I feel about all this stuff, I just I feel like you should know. The NYPD is prevailing. I report on it every day, and the crime rate’s down. I really think that Daredevil may have made the city a safer place.”
“He might have. But right now, the city’s better off without him.”
- ―Karen Page and Matt Murdock
Getting lunch, Murdock told Karen Page how much of a big floor about the school board scandal, agreeing how much her speculate as a reporter at the New York Bulletin was doing well for her. Murdock then told Page about what he has been doing as a pro bono lawyer was making him feel happy. After the waitress pours coffee for them and left the table, Page asked Murdock if he regretted telling her about his Daredevil Suit, to which he declined and stated that he could n’t lie to her anymore. Page then asked Murdock if he missed being Daredevil which he declined, telling her it was a chapter in his life sentence that was closed .
Although he claimed that he did n’t regret being Daredevil, Murdock expressed how he was unable to figure things out with his friends, despite Page ‘s assurance of their relationship could n’t affect her and Foggy Nelson. page then told Murdock that despite the complications, Daredevil might have made New York City safer due the sum of New York City Police Department ‘s inference in crime ; while Murdock agreed, he claimed that the city was better off without him. Murdock was then offered about his statement for the New York Bulletin about the court case of Aaron James, accepting it afterwards. [ 45 ]
confession with Paul Lantom
- “This other life you led, is your heart still with it or is your heart with one who walked through it by your side?”
“Elektra. Yeah. I do miss her. But how do I know that the things she brought out of me were wrong?”
“From what you told me about her, I think she’d be happy about how well your doing.”
- ―Paul Lantom and Matt Murdock
Murdock went for a confession at Clinton Church and told Paul Lantom that he lied to person he cared about. Murdock admitted that he missed the other animation that he left behind. Lantom reasoned that Murdock ‘s lie could lead him to the truth and that it might be a polarity of Murdock ‘s indecisiveness. Lantom far asked if he felt guilty due to his hanker for his other life sentence or because of Elektra ‘s death. Murdock admitted that he greatly missed her, despite knowing that the things she brought out of him were incorrectly. Lantom told Murdock that he must move on and find peace within him. [ 45 ]
tremor and chaos
- “Don’t do it, they’re just kids.”
- ―Matt Murdock
Murdock returned home after a day of cultivate. He went to grab a beer when he sensed an approaching brandish of chaos in the city. not long after, an earthquake began shaking over the entire city. Murdock braced himself in his apartment and waited for the tremor to pass. Once it passed, Murdock listened and heard all of the miserable and chaos that the earthquake had caused over the city. unable to ignore it, Murdock went out of his apartment to see if he can help. [ 45 ]
On the rooftop, Murdock began listening to the city. finally, Murdock heard a group of youths who went to steal a television screen from a memory. They were discovered by the shop owner who then pulled a gunman. Hearing the noise, Murdock was going to leave but decided to go rescue the children before things could escalate. Murdock leap onto rooftop to rooftop, until he made his way to where they were. Murdock managed to reach them in time to witness the shop class owner begin shooting at them .
Upon arriving, Murdock cursorily threw a pipe at a sparkle informant to confuse the store owner and let the kids promptly escape. Murdock responded quickly and dispatched the patronize owner. When his armed assistant arrived, Murdock pleaded him to let the youth go. When the adjunct began firing at him, Murdock dispatched and disarmed him arsenic well. Murdock was questioned by the assistant about who he was but promptly left the sphere. Murdock returned home in the dawn and took a deep breath after entering the apartment .
Murdock went to the kitchen to wash the blood on his hand that he received from the competitiveness that he had. Murdock then equipped himself a medkit in rate to treat his bruises on his hand until he then pushes it to the side with anger and frustration. Murdock took a deep breath again and hopes to clear his judgment for this incident of what happened. Murdock felt conflicted about his vigilante act and looked at an erstwhile briefcase that had not opened in while. Murdock opened the encase and briefly contemplated to put on the suit once again before he was called by Foggy Nelson. [ 25 ]
reunion with Foggy Nelson
Murdock met to have a drink in with his old ally at Josie ‘s Bar, as they talked about their study. Foggy Nelson congratulated Murdock on winning the case and asked if he intended to remain pro bono, to which Murdock replied that he intended, excessively. Nelson was doing well working at Hogarth, Chao & Benowitz, and having a relationship with Marci Stahl. Their conversation soon turned to Murdock ‘s vigilantism because Nelson had noticed the bruises on his hands. Nelson offered files of cases that could keep Murdock busy from doing his vigilantism again, as Murdock accepted the files and thanked his ally. [ 25 ]
Representing Jessica Jones
- “Jessica Jones, stop talking. Hi. This is over.”
“Who the hell are you?”
“I’m Matthew Murdock, your attorney.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones
Murdock was contacted by Foggy Nelson to be an lawyer for Jessica Jones. During the evening, Murdock arrived in fourth dimension to stop Misty Knight ‘s interrogation and introduced himself as Jones ‘ lawyer. once Knight left the board, Murdock set his bag down and took off his jacket before he had to have a spill the beans with Jones. Asked by Jones if she was a public defender, Murdock told her that a acquaintance of Jeri Hogarth had recommended her in case of any trouble oneself .
not knowing that Hogarth did diversity hires, Murdock told Jones that he was independent and does not work for Hogarth ‘s firm. Jones told Murdock that she would not be paying him but Murdock would then express that she does n’t have to. As Jones assumed that Hogarth had already paid him, Murdock accepted that estimate and told her that he was a Catholic and had a soft topographic point for hopeless causes. Murdock asked Jones about how long she was a individual detective but she rejected to expose that information, proving to be disobliging. Murdock began telling Jones if she was always natural towards the people trying to help her, irritating Jones afterwards .
Being told that she would find her own lawyer, Murdock claims that she does n’t need one since after talking to Knight about the mess she has been in the way of, the New York City Police Department does n’t have anything to hold her on, further explaining that Jones was part of an active crime scene, resulting into follow up questions. Murdock then started bring himself closer and started to stumbling tell her about Kilgrave, abruptly being told that it has nothing to do with the incident. Murdock then proceeded to ask if there is anything out of the ordinary, but Jones dismisses his question .
As the conversion became apparent, Murdock told Jones that she was free to leave the station. once Jones got out of the board, Murdock heard her telephone with Malcolm about what happened last night. Murdock began following Jones to learn about what she knew but during his following in the streets, he lost path of her, resulting into Jones following Murdock. Realizing that he was being followed, Murdock headed to an alley and promptly made his get off, leaping up the side of the build and climbing up the fire escape that allowed him up onto the roof, believing that he had not been seen doing so. [ 46 ]
“In the penthouse.”
“How do you know?”
“I just do. This is exactly what I was trying to avoid.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones
finally, Murdock managed to resume following Jones when she was entering Midland Circle. Grabbing her branch and pulling her to the side, Murdock told her to leave the build, being told afterwards that she ‘ll harm him for touching her, Murdock told Jones that he has been in Midland Circle before and is in serious danger, knowing that her casing had lead to her into something in truth baleful. Having her in unbelief, Murdock told her talk somewhere else but Jones refused and revealed that she had witnessed and photographed him escaping from the bowling alley, leading Murdock to smash her camera .
Before they could continue, Murdock heard a gunfire fired off from the penthouse, being asked about how he could hear that by Jones. Answering her interview, Murdock told Jones that he can hear danger from far aside and took her scarf as a improvised masquerade. Going inside at the spinal column of the build, Murdock avoided the obstacles in the stairways with workers doing their jobs, going vitamin a fast as he could upstairs. last reaching up on the floor she ‘s going through, Murdock reached into the location with Jones using an elevator. As they walk together, Murdock was told that he looked like an asshole which he responded that it was her scarf .
soon after, Luke Cage smashed through a nearby wall and was followed closely behind by Danny Rand. As both cage and Jones introduced each other and Rand advised them to escape the build, Murdock warned them that person was coming, revealing to be Elektra. Once she arrived, Jones advised them to leave only for more Hand fighters appear from behind and began attacking them. Daredevil began fighting against one of the Hand fighters and aggressively subdued him. not long after, Daredevil began fighting against Elektra after she snuck up behind him .
During the fight, Daredevil kicked Elektra and dodged her attacks but was punched into another room with glass windows, where he continued his crusade. As the competitiveness began, Elektra used her sword against Daredevil but was fast enough to dodge the many swing she can try to kill him. As they damaged the many objects surrounding the room, Daredevil began to avoid her attacks for sol long that her sword had revealed to be in two. Dodging the many attempts to slice up him up, Daredevil was finally subdued and was forced to the floor by his adversary .
While lying on the land, Daredevil then heard Elektra ‘s breathing patterns and to his daze, he had realized that it was Elektra who was fighting him. Looking confused of this revelation before she could kill him, Daredevil was rescued by Rand who came to check up on anyone else in the build and smashed through Elektra ‘s swords, blowing her out away with the Iron Fist. With her out of the means, Daredevil was given a hand by Rand, getting up on his feet after a battle. Moving on from the picture, Daredevil ran through the hallway with Rand and retreated second onto an elevator in order to escape Midland Circle build up. [ 46 ]
- “I know who you are.”
“No, you don’t. Trust me.”
“Yes, I do. You’re the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.”
- ―Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock
During the night, Murdock escaped Midland Circle and entered into the Royal Dragon restaurant with the others. After Danny Rand convinced the owner to let them stay, in rejoinder for paying for six months of economic rent and ordering food, Murdock listened on how the Hand had gained influence on certain groups around the world, as Luke Cage and Jessica Jones began to ask questions, Murdock explained that they are up to something more hidden and evil. once Rand expressed that they needed to find him because of his Chi, Murdock asked him again about it to which the group began to dismiss his identity .
once Cage asked Rand about Elektra was, Rand expressed that he had no theme but had fought her in Cambodia and Jones told him that person went after her customer. Having raised any suspicions, Murdock asked about what had happened to her customer, Jones accepted and asked if he knows the cause of death, to which Murdock lied about not knowing her. Realizing he does n’t want to be aside of the situation, Murdock attempted to leave, but was stopped by Cage who demanded to reveal more information but dismisses his request .
Murdock was then threatened by cage to take off the masquerade, but decided to threaten him back for contend. When Jones demanded to have a word with Murdock, he took Cage ‘s hand off his shoulder before things got physical and started privately lecture. As he was getting cook to leave, Murdock told Jones to lose his card and has been through the same road before. Jones told Murdock that she knows who he is and before he moved on, she told him that he was the Devil of Hell ‘s Kitchen. Rejecting her accusation, Jones told him that it was her subcontract to realize that and had photographic evidence that was destroyed .
Asking what she wanted, Murdock listened on about how she needed to complete her character and have nothing to do with the Hand, giving him the choice to fight with the group. Contemplating, Murdock then he took off Jones ‘ scarf, as he walked over to the group, giving the scarf back, and revealed his identity. Once they were settled down, the team decided have a meal together. Murdock was asked how he was Daredevil to which he responded that it was a hanker narrative and rather not tell but he needed to keep it a secret to protect the people he cares about .
As Rand expressed that he had the recommend to fight back, Murdock remained adamant that they could n’t fight the Hand. As Rand had to far explain that he needed to fight them together, Murdock was surprised at the revelation and expressed that he means well, but needed to be rational about they proceed towards them. They were soon greeted by the arrival of Stick. Murdock was hostile when his old master arrived and warned his allies that they should n’t trust him. Stick revealed that he was now the last member of the Chaste and the only one who could stop the Hand were the four of them. Stick aggravated Jones and made her leave. Murdock chose to remain to listen to what Stick had to say .
once Stick finished his narrative, the Defenders began preparing themselves for the Hand ‘s arrival. Murdock talked to his old mentor about Elektra ‘s resurrection. Stick warned him that Elektra was no longer the womanhood he knew. She was only Black Sky now. finally, the Defenders were interrupted by the arrival of Alexandra Reid. Reid tried to convince Rand to join her only to be refused. Reid summoned Elektra but before they could fight, she was interrupted by the render of Jones who smashed a cable car through the restaurant and hit Elektra. Jones rejoined the Defenders as they all prepared themselves to fight. [ 22 ] once Murdock and the Defenders were prepared to fight against Elektra, they were soon met with the arrival of the Hand reinforcing stimulus led by Murakami, Madame Gao and Sowande. During the fight, Murdock and Rand personally fought against Murakami and swiftly dodged his attacks that resulted into defeating him in close combat. When more reinforcements arrived to surround them, Murdock had to think closely and fought the close to him. once Murdock subdued one the reinforcements, he broke away from the group to personally fight against Elektra. After a western fence lizard fishing gear, Murdock spoke to Elektra about having to talk to her but taken out from his compass and began to kick him out of the restaurant .
now outside of the dining car, Murdock tried to make Elektra reelect to her senses by fighting against her by using grappling techniques to get her to think. As he explained how she died, Murdock was close defeated until he managed to make her hesitate when he spoke her list, asking what had the Hand had done to her. Once Murakami began confronting him, Murdock moved out the way as Elektra escaped after she punched the man digression. Murdock rejoined his allies and retreated to Chikara Dojo. The group was soon joined by Cage, who had been separated during the struggle and captured Sowande. [ 24 ]
Questioning of Sowande
- “You know nothing of the power of the Hand. You are mice who fell into a well. Believe me, this will drown you.”
“What do you want with our city?”
“Your city? This place belongs to the Hand. It always has.”
- ―Sowande and Matt Murdock
now that Sowande had been blindfolded and strapped to a chair, Murdock and the others took him to an abandoned field where he was tied up as they waited for him to regain consciousness. once Jessica Jones had woken Sowande up with a slap, Sowande was questioned about why the Hand were now in New York City, lone for Stick to confirm about the information wo n’t be given up sol well due to being trained in K’un-Lun to never give out any secrets .
Demanding any answers, Murdock asked Sowande what he wanted with New York, only for Sowande to tell him that the city had constantly belonged to the Hand for centuries, with Jones noting that she had traced them over back to 1820. When Danny Rand questioned what the Hand wanted with him, Sowande mocked Rand for his refusal to always serve them. As they listened to him, Sowande told the group that the Hand wanted the Iron Fist, not Rand himself before proceeding to mock all the group and threatened to kill all their friends, leading to Jones knocking him out. [ 24 ]
Protecting his Allies
- “It’s after midnight.”
“Yeah. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t important.”
“I’m gonna need a little more than that.”
“It’s the Hand. They came for you before, Karen. I can’t let that happen again.”
- ―Karen Page and Matt Murdock
once the Defenders left Stick to guard Sowande, Murdock managed to find Karen Page inside of the New York Bulletin Building and proceeded to talk to her about something crucial about the Hand, noting that they came before her and ca n’t let that happen again. Having page in unbelief of what he is doing, Murdock had to express his concerns with her and had decided to return as Daredevil, with Page understanding his decisiveness but not his argue. once foliate tries to not be apart of Daredevil ‘s liveliness, Murdock told her that the Hand will come after his and needed page to be protected. As foliate decided to go along with him, Murdock grabbed and dressed Page ‘s jacket and told her that she deserves better .
finally, Murdock was joined by Stick who had returned from taking Page into the 29th Precinct Police Station where she would be safe alongside the rest of their friends. As Stick claimed to be trying to protect him from his two worlds colliding, Murdock told him that this was merely Stick ‘s latest undertake to manipulate him into joining the Chaste and get into the battle which he had no hope to be a region of despite his handling. Stick then told Murdock to lead the Defenders, claiming that the Iron Fist was not a desirable drawing card for them .
With Stick ‘s attack to persuade his scene, Murdock claimed that he had no desire to lead anybody into any kind of competitiveness, but Stick noted that he should have more religion in God ‘s plan for him, annoying Murdock over his faith being used against him. Noticing that Stick was trying to manipulate him by reminding of his duty to protect New York City, Murdock decided to leave and demanded that Stick to not try and tell him who he was, already knowing what he ‘s amply mindful of the kind of man he in truth was. [ 24 ]
- “Scarf looked better… Nice ears.”
- ―Jessica Jones and Daredevil
After having his abbreviated talk with Stick, Daredevil donned on his suit once again and managed to follow Jones to a location where she retrieved her adopted baby, Trish Walker, who was talking about the late New York City Earthquake with a team of producers on her express. As Jones tried to escort Walker out of the build, they were ambushed by Murakami. As Jones was confronted by Murakami, the two dueled each other, with Murakami gaining the advantage before pulling a dagger out from his crown, Jones was saved by Daredevil used his billy club to disarm the dagger out of his handwriting .
Having taken the advantage, Daredevil was discovered by Murakami and both he and Jones worked together to defeat their opposition. Murakami was then overpowered by the combination of Daredevil ‘s speed and agility combined with Jones ‘ noteworthy strength. Before Murakami was beaten down, Daredevil witness him getting knocked over the railing by Jones, only to vanish. Once they were done crusade, Daredevil was then told by Jones that scarf was better looking and sarcastically complimented his horns before correcting her. [ 24 ]
- “Her name is Elektra. She was raised by him. Trained to fight the Hand. Which she did, with me. Until they convinced themselves she could serve another purpose and killed her.”
“She looked pretty alive back there.”
“I know, but I was there when they… I was holding her when she died.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones
finally, the Defenders returned to the abandoned build, Daredevil used his truncheon club to wrap a wire tightly around Sowande ‘s neck as he began questioning the Hand ‘s schemes while Sowande struggled to breath. Sowande continued to taunt Murdock, calling him by his normally used diagnose of the Devil of Hell ‘s Kitchen, while claiming that he could not kill him, and even if he did, he would still come back fight, promising that the Hand would hush win. When Sowande briefly mentioned Elektra, Daredevil tightened his grip around Sowande ‘s throat, demanding to know why they had dug up her grave accent and wanting to know what they had turned her into .
As Sowande claimed that Elektra was dead and that she was the Hand ‘s own weapon now as the Black Sky, Daredevil then asked Sowande about the Black Sky, demanding to know what they had done to her and tightening the telegram when Sowande refused to answer. Daredevil then told Sowande that Elektra had been given a chance to kill him and refused, calling her a bad weapon ; however, Sowande claimed that if this was the case, then the Hand would be forced to execute her, which enraged Daredevil. As the group check on Sowande, Murdock was forced to tell the truth about Elektra .
As the group decided to ask for what had happened between him and Elektra, Murdock explained that she was raised by Stick and taught her how to fight fair like himself but soon left the Chaste to assume another determination. unfortunately, once Elektra had rejected being the Black Sky, Daredevil witness her being killed. Just as Stick insisted that on killing Elektra, Murdock decided to spare her. As Luke Cage argued with Murdock, Sowande woke astir and held Rand hostage. Sowande revealed that now that they had the Iron Fist, they could complete their goal, alone for Stick to behead him, freeing Rand. [ 24 ]
Fighting Iron fist
- “Fine. I’ll go back to doing this without you if I have to. I’ve already lost one city. I’m not losing another.”
“Really? You’re gonna try and keep me here against my will?”
“I hear what you’re saying, Danny, and no one loves this city more than I do, but you can’t leave this room.”
- ―Danny Rand and Matt Murdock
After Stick decapitated Sowande with his sword, Murdock insisted that he did n’t need to kill him but Stick told him that it was better than them to capture the Iron Fist. As Stick immediately believes that Rand ‘s Chi could be some kind of key to giving the Hand what they need, Rand remained unconvinced that he is a weapon and not a key ; however, Murdock began to believe that this could be what the Hand was in New York City. Rand then tried to argue that Sowande was likely lie down to them but Murdock told him that his heartbeat did n’t waver for a second, leading to Rand to become greatly angry at the team .
As Rand kept arguing against the team about how the Hand is letting them fall for their trap, the team decided to think about hiding Rand from them, causing him frustratingly decided to fight the Hand on his own. Murdock then insisted Rand stay against his will, knowing what he was arguing about but wo n’t lose New York. As Rand tried to leave the field, Murdock stepped in his tracks, letting Rand to furiously threaten the team as they went closer to him. once he told Rand that he will be condom aside from the Hand, Rand swiftly punched him in the face before he threatened him for being told to calm down .
Becoming angry after getting hit in the face, Murdock landed a blowback towards Rand ‘s grimace and pushed him across the room. As the fight started, Murdock tried to land a punch on Rand, dodging and blocking his attempts on harming him until Luke Cage tried to grab him. Recovering from his attempt upon Cage ‘s grip, Murdock went for flipping back complain on Rand, furthering their battle with continuing to fight with each other. As Rand kept trying to gain the upper berth hand, Murdock countered his attacks and punched him across the face, causing Jessica Jones to intervene and stopping Murdock .
once Jones attempted to calm him down, Murdock was kicked down by Rand before he recovered and pushed Jones out of the way. As the fight took a change state at Jones harming Rand, the battle resulted in Rand using his qi against his team only for a concussive shockwave to erupt the field ‘s area, causing Murdock ‘s hear to go temporarily balmy. once Rand attempted to use the opportunity to escape, Murdock stopped him by grabbing his leg and tripping on the footing, resulting into Jones to punch Rand in the grimace and letting him become unconscious before the team tied him up. [ 23 ]
Taking Down Midland Circle
- “So you wanna tell me how a pro bono lawyer can afford a loft like this in New York City?”
“You can’t tell now, but there’s a neon billboard across the street. Keeps most people up at night. Not me.”
“Plus, I occasionally help the landlord out. Not proud of it, but I put on the suit and rough up people late on rent.”
“I hope that’s a joke.”
- ―Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock
once Danny Rand was tied up, Murdock noted the group that the rope is a constrictor knot so that he could n’t escape thus well. Stick talked to the others about Midland Circle ‘s involvement with Hand as it ‘s headquarters, leading to Murdock to explain that he had been there with Elektra while it was being constructed and found a boastfully hole in the center of it. As the remaining Defenders accused him of keeping vital information from them, Murdock insisted that the information he provided was n’t authoritative but as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage kept stammering him, he understood that it was a mistake .
As Murdock argued against Jones about opening up their past, Stick insisted on focusing on the mission before fourth dimension runs out. As stick wonders about going back to Midland Circle, Jones suggested that her node ‘s conserve designed the construct, leading to both agreeing to arrive at Raymond Residence. Moving into Matt Murdock ‘s Apartment, Jones waited for him to remove his Daredevil Suit. As Jones questioned his life style ‘s fiscal profit, Murdock commented on the neon billboard across the street and even helped his landlord by beating people astir for not paying lease .
Having Jones to sarcastically hoping that his comment about beating people was a joke, Murdock apologized for the batch he made upon the New York City Earthquake, leading Jones to be accepting of his messy room compared to her family. Jones then asked Murdock about what he worked for, as Murdock replied that he used to have a collaborator and an function but immediately he does n’t. As he began putting away his become, Murdock noticed that his reserve was left on the flat coat without his bookmark intact, leading into suspicions. Once Jones asked if he was ready to leave, Murdock told her that he was ultimately prepare, gathering his walking cling and jacket. [ 23 ]
Discovering the construction
- “This isn’t for the building. No, this is something else. This is something below the building.
“No. Whatever this is, it’s at the bottom of the hole.”
- ―Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock
As Murdock and Jessica Jones walked into the streets of the city, Murdock was told if they reached they ‘re location but was told that all the buildings look the like before she realized that he was blind. Accepting her apology, Murdock asks Jones about the architect, being told that his wife hired her to find John Raymond despite not knowing that a hole was give in Midland Circle. Jones noted that Raymond had said the Hand was going to take down the city, leading to Murdock ask if he worked for the Hand to which she was uncertain since he told her that Raymond was one of the good guys .
Arriving at the Residence, Murdock and Jones introduced themselves to Lexi Raymond before she told them that her ma is n’t home. Once Jones told Lexi that she needed to talk to her, Murdock told Lexi that her beget was working for something and that there ‘s more to her don ‘s history. Asking if she could answer a match of questions, Murdock and Jones enter the apartment and sat down in the guest room. Settling down, Murdock and Jones asked a interrogate about what happened to his forefather upon killing himself, as Lexi was diffident what happened .
As Jones kept telling Lexi about what happened to her father was n’t her blame, Murdock listened to her about how her mother cries herself to sleep every night. Murdock asked Lexi about her don having an agency in her house and was told that he kept his exploit and life break. Leading to Jones to personally talk to Lexi, Murdock listened to Jones about a friend ‘s dad was a boxer who got himself killed and her acquaintance thought his founder abandoned him until he learned the accuracy that his don was killed because he wanted his son to be proud of him, trying to say that Lexi ‘s father was a dependable ridicule .
Being told that her forefather was nice to the point where he was boring, Murdock laughed at Lexi ‘s antic, a lot to Jones ‘ discerning taste for his chortle. As Lexi far told them that her father had changed from acting convention to acting foreign, Murdock asks Lexi if she played piano before being told that her church father did at some point. Murdock told Lexi that he used to play piano at church and asked if he could play to which she accepts. Stumbling upon the instrument, Murdock played a tone that was played but hit a note that was rustling on the strings, leading to Jones to open the top of the piano and looked at the plans to Midland Circle. [ 23 ]
“You don’t have to do this. All right? You don’t belong to them. This is not who you are.”
“It’s good to see you.”
- ―Elektra and Matt Murdock
once Jessica Jones realized that a plan to blow up Midland Circle, Murdock was noted that a hole was below the building and something buried underneath. After knowing the structure of Midland Circle, Murdock and Jones left the Raymond Residence, knowing that John Raymond wanted the build to flop. After being told about how bass the hole in the build was, Murdock asked Jones about how she knew about his father, to which she discover his background as a crime fighter, thinking if they work together, they would trust each early. Murdock told Jones that it was the nicest matter she said to him before being told to not get used to it .
As they went back into their hideout, Murdock heard something was ill-timed inside, causing him to run after the noise before the situation could get worse. Getting close to their location, Murdock used his acrobatic skills to jump onto many boxes that reached over to the ceiling floor. Murdock hurriedly ran inside the room and found Elektra fighting against Stick and both Danny Rand and Luke Cage was unconscious. Noticing Elektra was near his bearing, Murdock told her to stop any she was doing, telling her that she does n’t belong to the Hand and was n’t who she was earlier .
Despite Murdock ‘s attempts, Elektra told him that she was felicitous to see him before Jones entered into the room. Murdock witnessed Elektra murdering Stick with her katana, landing into his affection. Feeling completely contrite, Murdock tried to stop Elektra but was kicked across the room, leaving him unconscious. once Murdock was knocked down, Elektra defeated Jones with her victor crusade skills american samoa well as Luke Cage, leading Rand to be kidnapped and taken into the Hand ‘s detention. [ 23 ]
- “Look, Jess and I have been talking, and no matter what it takes no matter what we have to tell these cops, we gotta get to Midland Circle.”
“Okay. So long as we’re on the same page. Here is my official legal advice.”
- ―Luke Cage and Matt Murdock
once the New York City Police Department had been reported into the abandoned theater, Murdock was captured and changed invest for attest of any lineage they find. After being unconscious for hours, Murdock woke up to find himself at the 29th Precinct Police Station and was freaked out from the blunt injury he endured. As he settled down, Murdock was greeted by Foggy Nelson arrived and was told where he was and how he looked horrid, promote explaining that the patrol took his shirt for blood samples .
Sitting down to think about the position, Murdock told Nelson that he needed to go so that the Hand wo n’t use Danny Rand for something they ‘ve been planning. Taking a moment to mourn the personnel casualty of Stick, Murdock took his jacket to leave but was stopped by Nelson, claiming that he had no position to save anyone. Murdock then noted that Elektra had kidnapped Rand, much to Nelson ‘s incredulity that his ex-wife was placid animated. not caring of Nelson ‘s impression, Murdock expressed that he needed to stop the Hand in orderliness to figure out what their plans to do with New York City .
just as he was done expressing what he was doing with the Hand, Murdock was introduced to Misty Knight who came to ask the many questions from their clients being past out and two of them dead. As Knight told them about the murders, she told him if he was accountable, letting Murdock joke describing how they sounded, much to Knight ‘s discretion. Despite that Knight wanted to ask what he witnessed, Murdock noted that he wanted to help, but ca n’t disclose any information despite telling that Rand was way over his steer .
once Knight was told Murdock that he needed to figure out his situation, Murdock was then taken into a private position with Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and asked them if they were okay from the incident. Being told by Jones if they had a flask on them, Murdock chuckled at her common sense of wit before asking how the group was getting out of the station. The group was met with Strieber and Knight and had told them that they should give out any information as witnesses .
Murdock proposed that his two clients needed to go home due to emotional distress but Strieber had decided to lead on and asked them if there any gaps between what the Hand was doing. As Cage told them that they kidnapped Rand and can protect him, Strieber proceeded that the police have jurisdiction and was fix to call Blake Tower before Murdock told him that he needed to privately talk to his clients. Letting him proceed to do what does, Murdock was warned by Strieber to not intervene with his clients but Knight had persuaded him to let him talk with his clients .
once they were escorted out of the office and into another room, Karen Page told Knight to have a here and now with Murdock, to which she agreed. Murdock was privately asked what he was doing and noted that it is hard to explain. Page told Murdock that soon the patrol will know of his Daredevil identity, much to his disagreement. foliate noted that Murdock was rebuilding his life but told her that the situation he had brought himself into is his animation and left her in the board. Murdock entered a room with his clients equitable ahead Cage had a brief moment to talk with Knight .
As the group had settled down to talk, Murdock told them that they do n’t have enough time, being told that Elektra about had them killed and had no idea what she did with Rand. Noting what Stick has said, Murdock proposed that Rand may still be alive and had suspicions of what John Raymond had known what to do with what the Hand was planning to do. As cage asked Murdock about where the Hand took Rand, Murdock proposed that they would take him to Midland Circle and as Jones was asked what Raymond was doing, she expressed that there was a hole .
once Cage told the group that they needed to do something without getting arrested, Murdock heard Nelson knocking down the door and opened it, being told that they needed to talk privately. Murdock then hurriedly agreed to talk to Nelson from across the hallway and was told that his life and his vigilante life style are close up to colliding. Being mindful of it, Murdock was noted that he needed to be safe before the police could press charges along with Nelson. As Murdock told him that he ‘ll leave something important, Nelson gave him his bag of clothing before telling him to aware of being seen as a lawyer .
once the two friends hugged each other, Murdock was curious enough to look at what ‘s under his bag and realized there was his Daredevil Suit, giving him an idea for his escape. Going inside the other room, Cage and Jones had come up with the mind to agree on getting into Midland Circle, letting Murdock know that they were on the lapp page, he decided to tell their official legal advice. Murdock assisted the group to escape the room by breaking the walls, leaving the precinct. [ 47 ]
Traveling to Midland Circle
once they had left the precinct and walk down the streets, Murdock had heard the sirens of the patrol and prompted the group to hide beside a container as one of the cars drove by. Remained undetected, Murdock catch from afar that the police think that Jessica Jones and Luke Cage had kidnapped him, a lot to their passive voice wrath. Letting them know they should avoid walking in the streets, Murdock was asked by Jones had told them if they should take a cab, but as he and Cage looked for their wallets, they realized that the police had took it all. As Jones looked inside Murdock ‘s base, she proposes to use her MetroCard for a ride on the train .
once they agreed on using the poster for getting a ride on the populace train, Murdock, Jones, and Cage went inside the train and waited for their finish. As Murdock was waiting, Jones had noticed a case of beer from a dispossessed man while he was sleeping. Taking an opportunity, to take on of his beer and drink it, Murdock had listened to her as she made an excuse for it. Once they arrived at Midland Circle, Murdock had to secretly don his Daredevil become before they had entered inside. As Jones and Cage had talked about the late few days they had endured, Murdock ultimately wore his suit and prepared to confront the Hand from the back ally .
As they went inside the entrance of a parking fortune, Daredevil had warned the group of anything that could threaten them. As he noticed that another group of three had waited for their arrival, Daredevil and his team had confronted Madame Gao, Murakami, and Bakuto and told them that they ‘re in the build up to retrieve Danny Rand. Gao, however, informed them that the Iron Fist nowadays belonged to them, leading to a draw as both teams prepared all of their weapons for their conflict .
As the struggle began, Gao launched a container of concrete blocks at the Defenders which Daredevil jumped over and engaged in conflict with Murakami and Bakuto, using his truncheon clubhouse to block and counter their moves. Despite being two of the Hand ‘s greatest warriors, both Bakuto and Murakami both struggled to fight with Daredevil, using both his strong strikes and noteworthy accelerate to avoid their deadly strikes and kept knocking them spinal column, all while Gao fought against Jones and Cage alone. Being briefly outmatched by Bakuto, Daredevil dodged the many attacks being thrown .
Daredevil managed to regain command as he threw Bakuto away from him, smashing him into even another sheet of methamphetamine before they continued the fight, managing to knock Murakami aside as he then engaged in a fight against Cage, leaving him to fight Bakuto alone. As colleen Wing appeared at the scene, Daredevil engaged in struggle with her as they fought against him, managing to land painful strikes against Bakuto in quick succession. once Daredevil kicked Bakuto toward bricks and others were losing the battle, the Hand ignited sparks that hit a gasoline pipe, retreating from the battle .
once Cage took care of the gas escape and crush the shriek to extinguish it, Daredevil witnessed the Hand members who escaped before Wing was gaining suspicion over the bag she was carrying. Just as Misty Knight had driven her car to Midland Circle with Claire Temple, Daredevil and the group were told what they ‘re doing around the construct until she suggested how farseeing she ‘ll have to stall the border on authorities that are after them. Once they know the police are coming, Daredevil went over to the back entrance of the build up and told the group to follow him. Entering in the front of the Midland Circle build up, Daredevil took his time to rest and focus .
once they grew concerns over Rand ‘s location, Daredevil hears the land floor and noticed that there was a structure belowground, knowing he could be there. As Jones asked him how to get under the social organization, Daredevil was diffident of what to do however merely to figure out what they need to go inside the elevators to reach beneath the ground. Wing then proposed an idea by opening her bag full of C4 explosives from the Police Station, knowing that John Raymond had a plan to bring the Hand down. Daredevil informed their suspicions of being the only ones to fight their leaders and not anyone else. Despite not agreeing with the plan, Daredevil suggested on bringing down the build. [ 47 ]
- “This is what we get, isn’t it? For ever thinking we could make it work.”
“Who says we didn’t? We’re together. Something I’ve wanted since I first laid eyes on you.”
- ―Daredevil and Elektra
As the group had settled in a set, Daredevil tells Luke Cage about how colleen Wing ‘s plan to destroy Midland Circle was correctly, noting that it will shut down the Hand for good. once Cage disagreed with the theme of bringing the building down, Daredevil told Cage that more people had suffered from the Hand such as Jessica Jones and Cole Miller. Despite being told that those people had nothing to do with the Hand, Daredevil pointed out that it will help the people in the future .
As Cage still refused to go along with the design, Claire Temple decided to agree with Daredevil on his point about ending the Hand. Knowing that the situation was harebrained, Temple noted that the group had been affected in some way due to their violent attacks. Daredevil then noted if they do n’t destroy the Hand the more people will perish, as Wing told Temple that if they take down the Hand, they ‘re actions wo n’t take down New York City. With Jones persuading cage to go along the design, Daredevil went along with a plan which Cage ‘s agreement of not hurting any innocent civilian in the process .
Moving about to the front counter, Daredevil had noted that the build ‘s hole is located in the geomorphologic plaza. As Wing had pointed out where the solid was with John Raymond ‘s map, Cage handed out one of the explosives as a distant detonator to Temple, prompting Daredevil to tell Wing that once the group is done fighting the Hand, they will detonate once the team gets out of the building. Despite Wing not wanting to stay behind, Temple persuaded her that they should stay behind. As the plan settled, Daredevil prompted to tell the team to follow him before the police could catch up .
As the team went along with him to check up on where the place had access of the hole, Daredevil had found that the place wholly empty, guessing their was bodily process below the construction. Finding any odd structure inside the walls, Daredevil used his sense of touch to detect the thinly walls that activates as a door. Telling cage to open the door, Daredevil and the team had discovered the elevator rotating shaft that Hand had been closely working on. Knowing well how deep the hole was, Daredevil commented upon the group by saying that he ‘s glad to find them before the awkward lecture had ended .
Despite their unpreparation of fighting the Hand, Daredevil and the team walked inside the elevator and waited upon arrival. Hearing any screen of motion, Daredevil noted the team that they ‘re ten stories far before they arrived. With Cage asking who were waiting for them, Daredevil told them that thirty henchmen are inside the hole, including Madame Gao, Murakami, and even Elektra before Jones had negatively asked. Daredevil noted that this struggle was a bigger threat then they faced before, leading Jones to ask the group about how to handle the situation .
With Cage nowadays thinking of a plan, the team had decided to leave behind Jones entirely and have Cage and Daredevil hide before the Hand had been surprised. Once Jones had arrived inside the trap, she kept them distracted long adequate for Daredevil to use his billy club to grapple the ceiling and kicked two goons with firearms. once a contend had broken out, Daredevil began to fight against a confederate and switched over to fighting two other goons simultaneously. Running over the room, Daredevil defeated multiple henchmen before they could attack .
As the other Defenders kept fighting against multiple men, Daredevil used his skills and enhanced senses to get through many henchmen as they kept running into him. As the team defeated multiple henchmen, Daredevil was confronted by many of them as they keep walking towards them. With Danny Rand now out the Hand ‘s compass, Daredevil asked him where was Alexandra Reid, being told that Elektra killed her. expediently being asked by Jones if the elevator was the only way out, Daredevil told her that it was. Knowing the entirely way out of the building is in concert, Rand used his chi to punch the Hand out of the way .
As multiple Hand members were charging at the team, Daredevil fought them before they land a single botch at him. With one lout using a blunt weapon against him, Daredevil swiftly fought him and switched over to other two goons with knives, proceeding to front kick them in the boldness. As Rand began to lose the upper hand, Daredevil began charging against the lout and defeated him promptly. As two goons began shooting their guns at Cage and Jones, Daredevil and Rand knocked them out. ampere soon as Cage and Jones were battling Elektra, Daredevil attacked her but was proven to be a challenge .
As Elektra tried to hold on her own, Daredevil would finally gain the upper handwriting lone to hear a brassy beep from the detonator, causing him to get sweep under his feet by Elektra. Trying to trade blows with her, Daredevil was enduring her punches until her down onto her before being letting Jones take her off her feet and threw her across the room, temporarily knocking her out. Daredevil then told the team to get back into the surface, noting he will stay with Elektra. As the group had disagreed, Daredevil told them that they should bring Rand back as they already promised .
As the team agreed to leave, Daredevil stopped Rand from moving and whispered in his ear, telling him to protect his city. Once the team was gone, Daredevil was confronted with Elektra and was asked if he was done hiding behind his team, responding that alone she was hiding behind herself. Knowing that he lost her once, Daredevil remained composed before Elektra began attacking him. Daredevil grappled her and told her that he loved her only to be thrown across and onto the ground. Daredevil told Elektra that he does n’t want to hurt her but was told that his love will be his fall .
As Daredevil holds his own, he was thrown down once again by Elektra to the point before spitting out rake. As he endured the pain, Daredevil tried to reconnect with Elektra and touched her face, telling her that they could walk out of the building. As Elektra was telling him that before she ‘ll be able to die, Daredevil was caught off guard and had been sliced by one of her Twin Sais. As he laid on the ground, Daredevil told Elektra that the Hand took her life aside and how she was not the Black Sky. Despite Elektra ‘s disagreement, Daredevil told her that there was good in her when she was alive .
With Elektra telling him that she never been so hale, Daredevil told her that they can inactive manage to get out of the build. once Elektra threw her sword into the elevator shuttle, the team was temporarily stuck. just as his team survived, Daredevil continued to fight against Elektra, trying to keep her from using her weapons. deoxyadenosine monophosphate soon as he used his Billy Club against Elektra, Daredevil asked her about killing him already entirely to get an suffice of being fun but equally soon as he gain the upper berth pass she taunted him for being aboard him when she ‘ll died .
Becoming tired with throwing Elektra around, Daredevil was soon been grabbed by her from buttocks and as they grew fatigued, he commented on how they tried to make their relationship work being responded with having to be together constantly. Removing himself out of her appreciation, Daredevil attacked Elektra and once he was grabbed by her, she apologize about the manner she handled their relationship but Daredevil retorted that they ‘re going to die. Being told that their death is what leaving feels like, they both shared a kiss before the construct had collapsed above the hole. [ 48 ]
Waking Up in St. Agnes
- “Get Maggie. Tell her he’s awake.”
In the aftermath of the fiery crash of Midland Circle, Murdock managed to survive the cave-in when his unconscious body was swept by the waters of an belowground gutter. heavy injure and his suit destroyed by the wrong it sustained, he found himself at one of New York ‘s docks having been swept out there via sewer drain. Briefly regaining consciousness, Murdock began crawling away from the web site before he lost awareness again due to his injuries. The following good morning, a man in a taxi discovered Murdock. Briefly waking up to grab the man, Murdock pleaded him to take him to Paul Lantom. The driver managed to get into contact with Lantom who then brought Murdock to Clinton Church .
Briefly regaining his consciousness, Murdock overheard Lantom arguing with Maggie Grace about bringing the hurt Murdock to the orphanage. Grace wanted to call the hospital, but Lantom urged her not to do then because Murdock would get arrested for being a vigilante. Lantom managed to convince her not to call the hospital by revealing him to be Jack Murdock ‘s son. Murdock lost his consciousness again and entered into a coma. [ 44 ] Spending weeks unconscious due to his wounds, finally, Murdock woke up and heard the nuns, who were watching over him, say to inform Grace that he was awake. [ 48 ]
- “I’d rather die as the Devil than live as Matt Murdock.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Maggie Grace
Murdock woke up with Grace and Lantom by his bedside when he asked about Elektra, Lantom reminded him that they had a funeral for her alone for Murdock to reveal that Elektra was alive and by his side when Midland Circle collapsed but Lantom told him that he was the only one to escape the debris. Murdock was asked by Lantom for this confession which Murdock refused .
During his recovery, some children found Murdock and asked him questions before Grace interrupted telling them to leave sol she could clean his wounds. One day, Murdock, who was lento regaining his enhanced abilities, was taken in a wheelchair by Paul Lantom to meet with Maggie Grace as they wanted to put Murdock to go to bed. Murdock requested to stay up for a spot, he would then be wheeled by Grace to his bed. The two would have a discussion which ended with Grace giving Murdock her thwart necklace .
by and by, Murdock regained his enhance abilities, which drove him to start prepare again in the basement of the church. Murdock worked out by punching a bag. Grace asked Lantom to bring a boxer in for discipline, something that Murdock appreciated. Although getting the upper hand on the boxer, his senses were still subdued heavily and ceased wholly once the boxer managed to land a devastating blow which led to Murdock being defeated by the boxer. After the crusade, Murdock decided to take some clothes from the basement and reelect to the streets as Daredevil again. [ 44 ]
retort of the Devil
- “Thank God for you!”
“He didn’t help you. I did.”
- ―Neda Kazemi and Daredevil
That night, Daredevil would return to the streets where he would save Rostam Kazemi and his daughter Neda Kazemi from kidnappers. As Daredevil was battling one of the kidnappers, the other kidnappers tried to strangle him but were beaten out of the hand truck. Getting up after the perplex as the kidnappers tried to abduct Kazemis again Daredevil then shut the truck and fought the kidnappers again as the Kazemis managed to escape .
The kidnappers were able to beat Daredevil hard gloomy, ascribable to him having so far recovered from his injuries. While Daredevil laid on the ground, The kidnappers decided to leave him rather of killing him. then Daredevil threw them a stick and got down on his knees and waited for them to beat him, wanting to die. Before they could do something, New York City Police Department arrived and they decided to run away. Daredevil then did the like. [ 44 ] Murdock would return to the church where he was met by Grace, who tried to get through to him about being Daredevil again but Murdock refuses her help and goes back on the streets to find the kidnappers that tried to kidnap Rostam Kazemi. Murdock managed to track down the kidnappers to Chris French Cleaners, where they were located. Murdock would then return with his black mask and managed to successfully beat them. Murdock then called the NYPD to let them know about the undertake kidnapping of Rostam. Murdock would then head to the hospital to tell her to testify against them at the 15th Precinct Police Station. Murdock would then change from his Daredevil costume to his street clothes and left the hospital where he would hear polices and ambulances say that they had let Wilson Fisk is out of Ryker ‘s Island having finally gained his senses back wholly. [ 33 ]
Reuniting with Nelson
- “I’ve had a rough couple of months, Foggy. Questioning a lot of the point of it all. And last night, everything became clear. I’m going after him, Foggy. I’m gonna find a way to bring Fisk down. But I can only do that if I know you and Karen are safe.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Foggy Nelson
Murdock arrived at the Presidential Hotel where there were many protesters, who want Wilson Fisk to go back to prison. Murdock began imagining Fisk who taunted him. Murdock decided he would have to find a discerning way in the hotel, avoiding the FBI agents. Murdock would disguise himself as an employee of the hotel where he would head to the cafe where he is met by the imagine Fisk which continued tease Murdock. Leaving the Cafe, Murdock encountered Benjamin Poindexter who asked for ID, Murdock then decided to leave to avoid a confrontation .
Donning his befit, Daredevil attacked Benjamin Donovan to get information on why the albanian Syndicate wanted to kill Fisk. Before he can get the information he needs, the FBI agents arrived in the parking distribute where Donovan called out for avail which caused the FBI to shoot at Daredevil. He managed to defeat the FBI and escape back to the church service to talk with Grace where they had another anger laced philosophic discussion on God, paths are chosen in animation and whether human beings do truly change .
In a bar, Murdock met with Foggy Nelson and revealed to him that he is alive and hiding but only to inform of his refusal to join regular liveliness, as his only goal now was to bring Fisk down by any costs. He warned him and Karen Page to stay aside, before stealing Nelson ‘s wallet while leaving. [ 26 ]
- “Not the Albanians. Not since Fisk ratted your people out to the FBI.”
“What’s it to you?”
“Fisk hates me as much as he hates your people. I helped get him locked up. And I’m gonna do it again.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Vic Jusufi
Murdock would return to his apartment, where he would change into a befit and would catch a cab to Ryker ‘s Island. When he arrived at the prison, Murdock told the taxi driver to wait for him. As he headed inside the prison, Murdock used the ID that he has stolen from Nelson to impersonate him .
Murdock asked to see Michael Kemp who was a early node of Nelson and Murdock. once he met up with him, Murdock asked Kemp why the albanian Syndicate attacked Fisk. He besides asked for an introduction with Vic Jusufi. Murdock noticed that this caused Kemp to become nervous and everyone in the room began watching them. then the panicking Kemp punched Murdock without warning which caused guards to restrain him. As Kemp got dragged aside by the guard, he obstreperously declared that he had n’t said anything. Murdock was asked by a guard to get a health check which he reluctantly agreed to. Following the guard to the medical agency, Murdock was told to wait for the harbor. When the nurse arrived, he checked Murdock to see if he had a broken jaw which he did n’t. The nanny was going to check Murdock ‘s eyes to see if he had a concussion which Murdock refused to not reveal that he was blind. Murdock asked for the paperwork and the harbor complied. While the nurse prepared the wallpaper. Murdock noticed a television camera in the room. on the spur of the moment the nurse attacked and attempted to inject Murdock with some kind of drug he partially succeeded but was n’t able to inject the broad dose. After knocking the nurse unconscious, Murdock felt his senses getting dulled by the drug .
Finding himself in a interlock room, Murdock tried to look for a way to escape until the phone in the room ring. Answering the telephone, Murdock was answered by Fisk. His adversary complimented on his impressive reflexes despite his blindness, revealing that he was the one watch Murdock through the television camera. Fisk reminded him of their previous interaction about how Murdock threatened to prevent him from reuniting with Vanessa Marianna. coldly, his adversary stated that this was something he could not forgive .
Before Murdock could respond, Fisk ended the call and unlocked the door so Murdock could leave the medical board. When Murdock left the room, he was confronted by prison inmates who were there to kill him on Fisk ‘s orders. A unmanageable battle took place as the unprepared and partially drugged Murdock fight against his attackers. Despite his weaken state of matter due to the drug injection, Murdock managed to defeat his opponents and began heading toward the exist. As he reached another hallway, he was approached by two armored guards. Despite Murdock ‘s plead for avail, he realized that the guards were under Fisk ‘s determine and immediately began fighting them .
After knocking out the guards, Murdock resumed his attempt to escape from the prison. As the prison began initiating a lockdown and the prisoners began rioting, Murdock was attacked by another convict. After forcefully leading him to another room, it turned out that the inmates were working for Jusufi who was waiting for Murdock in the room. Jusufi demanded to know who Murdock was and why Fisk wanted him dead. Jusufi chastised Murdock ‘s recklessness by coming to the prison by himself as Fisk still controlled half of the prison and the guards. Murdock explained the position to Jusufi about how he imprisoned Fisk and that Fisk went after Jusufi ‘s crowd. Murdock followed the clues to the prison because the albanian Syndicate tried to kill Fisk in the prison. Jusufi clarified that he nor his men tried to assassinate Fisk while he was in prison. He explained that Fisk bribed person to stab him to convince the feds, in return the attacker was freed from prison. Murdock managed to convince Jusufi that they have a park enemy in Fisk and he promised that if he helped him, Fisk will return back to prison. Agreeing to help, Jusufi ordered his men to disguise themselves as one of the guards, Jusufi told Murdock to find Jasper Evans, the convict who stabbed Fisk and make sure their adversary render back to prison, otherwise he will come after him .
With one of the Albanian disguised as guard escorting him, Murdock traversed through immediately the carouse prison. Using his enhanced senses, Murdock aided his escort by warning him of approaching guards and which path to go. Managing to avoid the pursue corrupt guards and fighting off the rampage prisoners, Murdock ‘s escort was able to lead him to the entrance where Murdock was guided out of the prisoner by other guards who were n’t under Fisk ‘s payroll. Protected by the guards as the riot kept ensuing outside the prison, the guards opened the gate for Murdock. Once Murdock was out of prison, he managed to find his way spinal column to the taxi that was waiting for him. Telling his driver to start drive, Murdock allowed himself to fall unconscious due to exhaustion and the drug last taking effect. Hours former, Murdock woke up to find a cab distillery driving. Murdock asked his driver to stop, but to his horror, he discovered that this was a unlike driver, another agent of Fisk. Before Murdock could stop him, the driver jumped out of the cab. The car was being driven toward the docks. Despite Murdock ‘s attempts to leave, he found himself locked inside the cab. He was unable to do anything as the cab drove off the dock. [ 27 ]
Reuniting with page
- “Fisk staged the attack on himself in prison. That’s how he tricked the FBI into moving him to a hotel. Got some lifer named Jasper Evans to shank him and then arranged for him to walk out of prison. On the books, Evans is in solitary. In reality, he’s been set free.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Karen Page
Murdock managed to survive, however, he promptly discovered that he was framed by Wilson Fisk as a criminal. Murdock returned to his apartment where he heard the FBI agents led by Ray Nadeem coming into his apartment which caused Murdock to escape to the rooftop. After the FBI left, Murdock returned to his apartment and changed into his black befit. [ 21 ] He then went to Karen Page ‘s home where he was met by Page herself .
Murdock explained the reason he stayed away from her and Foggy Nelson was to protect them from Fisk. Murdock then asked Page for help to find Jasper Evans which she initially refused. Murdock would belated save page from Evans and the two would take Evans to the Bulletin. Page besides explained that she and Nelson needed him to turn himself in to the FBI so that he could have his name cleared. Murdock returned to the Clinton Church, where he would meet Maggie Grace who helped clean his clothes and the two would talk about page. [ 32 ]
- “Who are you?”
- ―Daredevil and Benjamin Poindexter
Murdock met with Foggy Nelson at the New York Bulletin Building, however, while they were waiting, Murdock heard that person was attacking the staff of the Bulletin. Suiting up, Murdock charged upstairs and found an assassin assail and killing several staff members of the New York Bulletin while wearing his Daredevil Suit. Murdock arrived precisely in time to grab the billy baseball club thrown at Nelson before it could kill him. Surprised by the arrival of this new adversary who was dressed in his Daredevil suit they both took a moment to observe one another. When Daredevil asked the imposter who he was, the imposter sarcastically replied that he was Daredevil. The two combatants immediately began battling on the function floor. At first, Daredevil immediately proved to be superior in close combat .
Despite the imposter ‘s best attack, he was ineffective to truly gain an border over Murdock in hand-to-hand. Deciding to play to his strengths using his eldritch accuracy, Daredevil would go to cover as the imposter would throw objects at him this would prove effective against his opposition. Daredevil was distanced, with the imposter used everything he could find in the office and threw them at Daredevil with deadly captive. This would keep him on edge, with the talk through one’s hat Daredevil continuing to hurt him from a outdistance and forced to stay behind cover on the defensive. As the fight kept escalating with Daredevil continuously trying to get in close and the fudge Daredevil keeping the distance, Daredevil ultimately managed to get in close and once again overpower the imposter. Putting him in a sleeper hold. however, before he could be defeated, the imposter grabbed nearby scissors and pierced his opponent ‘s shoulder. Daredevil then got a shelf thrown down on top of him and was kicked unconscious. When Murdock awoke up, he was forced to make his escape from the FBI who were still confused over what had happened and who was creditworthy. [ 32 ]
Raid on Melvin ‘s
- “It’s the FBI, Melvin. Why would Fisk send–”
“They’re supposed to find you with the suit.”
“Oh, God. He’s framing me for being Daredevil.”
- ―Daredevil and Melvin Potter
Following the massacre at the New York Bulletin Building, Murdock returned to the church to heal up and feeling angry and guilty he furiously explained to Maggie Grace that he failed to stop the juke Daredevil and save Jasper from being murdered. Grace, however, managed to calm and made him think : His Daredevil befit was a matchless of a kind and for person else to be wearing an demand replica for it Fisk must have had person make it for the imposter. Daredevil then sought out Melvin Potter who said adieu to Betsy Beatty his parole officer. Daredevil was informed by Potter about the second suit. Daredevil was taken to Potter ‘s new workshop who locked Daredevil in a cage with another copy of the suit, revealing that it was Fisk ‘s design to have him caught with the suit .
Daredevil broke loose of the cage, however, and the two men fought as FBI SWAT teams closed in around them. Realizing their at hand danger the two men fought in concert against the heavily arm agents until Potter was cornered by several agents and their machine guns. Daredevil used this opportunity to escape and left Potter to be taken into custody for parole irreverence and assaulting union agents while he cried out for Beatty. Daredevil would meet up with Beatty informing her that she should leave New York because Fisk would be looking for her Beatty accused him of being no better than Fisk for using Potter for his own agenda. After warning Beatty, Daredevil headed to Ray Nadeem ‘s house to warn Nadeem about Fisk and to inform Nadeem that the juke Daredevil is a man in the FBI. [ 28 ]
- “We’re gonna slip into his place. Look for any evidence that ties him to the Bulletin attack or Fisk. If we find any, we leave it where it is and we set off his fire alarm on our way out.”
“Fire department arrives and you circumvent a search warrant.”
“But if we don’t find anything… the guy goes on with his life.”
- ―Daredevil and Ray Nadeem
Meeting with Nadeem the following day, Daredevil learned that the potential identity of the imposter is Benjamin Poindexter. Nadeem suggested that they headed to his apartment and expect for clues to see if there were any ties to the attack on Bulletin. With Nadeem making certain that Poindexter stayed at the office, Daredevil and his new ally sneaked into Poindexter ‘s apartment and began looking for clues. Inside, Daredevil caught the perfume of the suit and frankincense confirming that Poindexter was the imposter. however, without any concrete proof, Daredevil ‘s claim was useless. They continued to investigate the apartment and Daredevil opened Poindexter ‘s safe but found no bearing of the suit except weapons and tapes. finally, Daredevil was alerted to the presence of Poindexter and he quickly retreated with Nadeem to the apartment above through the fire escape .
Above the apartment, they began discussing what to do with Poindexter. But before they could talk about it far, Poindexter shot them by ricocheting the bullets. With Nadeem injured by the tear, Daredevil urged his ally to escape. After making sure Nadeem left the apartment, Daredevil confronted Poindexter at the arouse elude before he made his own safety valve. He deflected most of the glaze pillars that his enemy threw at him before escaping to the roof. While they did n’t found any proof on Pointdexter, Daredevil managed to grab the tapes about Poindexter ‘s therapy sessions. [ 49 ]
- “You saw me struggling as you chose to hide the one thing that could have changed everything for me. Please, Father, help me understand why you would do that.”
“I prayed for Maggie to find it in herself to tell you years ago.”
“She couldn’t find it in herself to walk nine blocks to visit me as a kid. Or to comfort me when my father was murdered.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Paul Lantom
Returning back to the church, Murdock kept listening to the tapes as he continued his coach. Murdock talked to Grace about Poindexter ‘s by and his background resembled him. Murdock talked to the sister about his miss opportunities to catch him. Grace assured him that he did what he thought was right and he kept his promise to Nadeem to not hurt him. But Murdock piercingly replied that more people will die because of his decision. While Murdock trained, he heard about Grace ‘s pray. As he trained, he heard Grace ‘s prayers, in which she revealed that he was the son she sired with Jack Murdock. Murdock was shocked by the disclosure that she was the mother he never knew, and that such a secret was kept from him. [ 49 ] Looking for answers, Murdock found Paul Lantom playing pool with Mark at a browning automatic rifle and asked if his old acquaintance knew about Grace being his mother. Murdock realized that Lantom knew about the secret and demanded to know why he would keep that a secret from him during his childhood, when he needed kin the most. Lantom stated that he wished that Grace would tell Murdock the truth herself, but Murdock gratingly retorted that she did n’t visit him or comforted him when his church father died. Lantom told the history to Murdock about how Grace and Jack met and how after being afflicted with postnatal depression she left them to return back to the church. After listening to the report and still angry for his mentor ‘s hypocrisy about truth, Murdock left the barroom. After briefly returning back to the church and retrieve what he had, Murdock took recourse at Fogwell ‘s Gym .
not long after, he received a phone call from Nadeem who warned him to be ready because Fisk was planning something. While in solitude inside the gymnasium, Murdock imagined having a conversation with his church father, Jack. In his heed, he confronted his church father about both of his parents leaving him, accusing him of choosing his own pride over being with his son, while his imagine forefather tried to make him forgive his beget. Murdock then decided he would n’t let people get hurt over a moral code anymore and declared that he was going to kill Fisk. Later during the day, Murdock received a earphone birdcall from Nadeem who gave him the address to Fisk ‘s location. As he continued to have his conversation with his founder, his think conversation turned dark when his father was replaced by Fisk who began taunting him. In his mind, Murdock killed Fisk by snapping his neck. Leaving the gymnasium, alternatively of heading to the location where Nadeem has texted, Murdock headed to the hotel alternatively. Shutting down the light of the hotel and avoiding Fisk ‘s guards, Daredevil entered Fisk ‘s penthouse and found a confidential step leading to a surveillance room. Finding Shelby and reassuring her that he was n’t there to kill her, he asked her when Fisk will return and was informed that he will return soon. Before Daredevil could prepare, he heard from the radio that Karen Page was located at Clinton Church and he learned from Shelby that Fisk wants her killed. [ 31 ] profoundly conflicted about his desire to kill Fisk and to protect Page, Daredevil wrestled with his choice. Shelby warned him that if he leaves nowadays, she must inform Fisk about his appearance and that he will triple the security system. After one more here and now of hesitation, Daredevil told her to do what she has to do and immediately left the hotel and keep open Page. [ 50 ]
- “What does Fisk want with Karen?”
“He wants her killed.”
- ―Daredevil and Shelby
Rushing toward the church service, Daredevil arrived just moments after Poindexter began his attack on the innocent participants in the church. He began battling his enemy. however, weakened by his fatigue from reaching the church, Poindexter managed to catch him off guard and momentarily got Daredevil off of him. Using the unfold, Poindexter threw his baton at Page. At that here and now, Lantom blocked the truncheon aimed at Page and was impaled by the weapon. Enraged at what Poindexter did to his ally and mentor, Daredevil began furiously beating him. During the fight, he stopped when Lantom used his last words to ask for Murdock ‘s forgiveness before dying. Poindexter used this consequence of opening to regain his foothold and both combatants continued battling in the church service .
During the struggle, Daredevil ensured that Page led the participants out of the church service while besides preventing any attempts from Poindexter to kill her. Despite Daredevil ‘s superiority in close up fight, the auspices gained from the suit prevented Daredevil from dealing with any serious damage on his opposition and finally, Poindexter was able to wear him down. Poindexter managed to get Daredevil off him and continued his pastime on Page. Daredevil managed to catch up to him at the balcony. unfortunately, Daredevil was excessively weakened by his exhaustion to be able to fight his adversary. After knocking Daredevil down to the deck, Poindexter went for the killing blow before he was knocked off the balcony by Page. [ 50 ]
Reuniting with Friends
- “It’s called having faith in the system. Something you used to have.”
“It’s called facing the reality that some people are so rich and powerful, the system simply can’t handle them, that they actually are above the law.”
- ―Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock
After waking up from being unconscious, Murdock was informed by page that the authority was coming and that she intended to surrender herself to know and explain the position. He urged Page not to surrender herself to the authorities as the imposter was an FBI agent and the FBI was working for Fisk. They retreated down to the church basement and Murdock locked the gates. As they hid down the basement, Murdock asked page about her presence in the church and she revealed that she came to warn him about Fisk knowing his identity. Murdock replied that he already knew and he told page that he gave up his gamble to kill him in decree to save her. Before they could continue, Murdock heard Poindexter and Nadeem approaching the basement. They were forced to hide inside a sarcophagus. Thanks to the diversion of Maggie Grace, they were able to avoid getting caught. They continued their discussion as they waited for the FBI to leave. Murdock learned about Page ‘s fail plan to provoke Fisk at his penthouse and she revealed that she killed James Wesley. Murdock admitted his own plan to kill Fisk. Page border on and urged Murdock not to go through with it. Having experienced it before, Page advised him not to tread that way as that would change everything about him and that he could never atone from it. not long afterwards, they were approached by Grace who has come to help them. calm hurt by his mother ‘s past choices, Murdock made an campaign to reconnect with her. More problems came when Murdock sensed that the FBI brought in search dogs. While Grace diverted the FBI away, Page confronted Murdock about his leaning to wall himself off from everyone. While they argued, she reminded him that despite his late demeanor toward Foggy Nelson, his ally is still willing to stand by him. Realizing that they could use Nelson ‘s aid, he called him. Devising a plan together with Nelson, they planned to use Nelson to help surrender Page to the NYPD under Brett Mahoney who was n’t under Fisk ‘s influence. While listening to the plan coming to fruition, Murdock heard Nadeem advising Mahoney to take page far aside from the FBI, thus Murdock realized that he was trustworthy and that his action put him in danger .
Meeting with Page and Nelson subsequently, Murdock apologized to his friends about the way he treated them. They began discussing what to do following. Murdock remained adamant that killing Fisk was the merely way to put him down for dependable while Nelson maintained his religion in the organization. finally, Murdock agreed to Nelson ‘s design to use the jurisprudence against Fisk. Knowing that Nadeem had everything to lose and that he was now being hunted by Fisk, Murdock immediately went to save him. Arriving at Nadeem ‘s residency barely when Fisk ‘s men attacked Nadeem, Daredevil promptly dispatch the attackers. Nadeem held Daredevil at point, not believing that he was there to help him after he betrayed him. Daredevil admitted that he ‘s trusting Nadeem and that he was grateful that he helped saving Page. As a signboard of confidence to convince him, Daredevil pulled off his mask and revealed his identity. [ 51 ]
Protecting Agent Nadeem
- “You need to trust me. You pretend to lead me, but you do what I say.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Ray Nadeem
once again working in concert with Nelson as lawyers, they made surely that Nadeem and his class got to safety at Brett Mahoney ‘s residence. They used Fogwell ‘s Gym as a irregular agency and hideout. While they waited for Nelson to arrive with Blake Tower, Murdock confronted Nadeem about allowing Fisk to leave prison and letting himself be corrupted despite his morals. When Nadeem defended his action that Fisk ‘s intel saved lives, Murdock furiously replied that it only allowed Fisk to reclaim his baron. He foster confronted Nadeem about his inaction when his foreman killed an agent or he did n’t intervene when Poindexter murdered Paul Lantom. Nadeem admitted his mistake and was contrite that his action caused him to lose his syndicate and liveliness. Softened, Murdock urged Nadeem to tell that to Tower. soon after, Nelson arrived with Tower and they begin negotiating. After listening to Nadeem, Tower stated that he could convene a limited deluxe jury on the current sidereal day. however, despite Murdock and Nelson ‘s attempts to defend Nadeem ‘s actions, Tower refused to grant him immunity and the best offer he could give was five years. Nadeem agreed to Tower ‘s condition and to testify for the jury. While Nadeem called his son, Nelson expressed his desire to work together with Murdock again to which Murdock agreed .
soon NYPD came to escort Nadeem to the courthouse. Murdock decided to go with him. Using a cloaked van as their conveyance, they headed to the courthouse. Along the manner, they were ambushed by Fisk ‘s agents. With their driver killed by the initial gunfire, Murdock and Nadeem were forced to fight through their attackers. Using his enhanced senses for any approaching attackers, Murdock guided Nadeem as they fought off their attackers. After dispatching their attackers, they used an abandoned taxi to head toward the courthouse. Getting Nadeem to the courthouse, Murdock and his friends could entirely wait for the jury to make their opinion. unfortunately, despite their efforts, Fisk had already prepared for this. Murdock heard the juror being threatened by having one of them begin reciting their addresses. With their lives being threatened, the juror has elected not to indict Fisk. Defeated, Murdock and his allies try to find another means to stop Fisk. however, while Murdock was out to talk to Tower, Nadeem made his elude. late at night while they were at Fogwell ‘s Gym, they learned from Mahoney that Nadeem was killed. ferocious that their design failed and the bankruptcy of the system, Murdock left his friends at the gymnasium and intend to pursue his original plan to murder Fisk. [ 52 ]
- “Preparations for some big event. What is it?”
“What Fisk will do to me is infinitely worse.”
“Things are about to get very bad for you. What is Fisk planning?”
- ―Daredevil and Felix Manning
In order to get to Fisk, Daredevil pursued Felix Manning and managed to catch him. At night, he aggressively interrogates him and learned that Fisk planned to have a wedding with Vanessa Marianna and to charm Hell ‘s Kitchen into loving him again. Through Manning, Daredevil learned that Marianna ordered the murder of Nadeem. He besides claimed that he could testify that Fisk ordered the deaths of Winn and Julie Barnes. Learning about Barnes and her connection to Benjamin Poindexter, Daredevil found a way to turn him against Fisk .
Stealing Manning ‘s telephone, he used that to call Poindexter the next sidereal day. Using all the cognition that he has gained from listening to Eileen Mercer ‘s tapes and Barnes ‘s connection to Poindexter, Daredevil was able to lure Poindexter to the disclose placement where he Barnes ‘ cadaver was located and was able to convince Poindexter that Fisk had her killed. Having successfully convinced Poindexter to turn against Fisk, Daredevil prepared his rape. [ 29 ]
- “Come on! Kill me!”
“No! God knows I want to, but you don’t get to destroy who I am. You will go back to prison and you will live the rest of your miserable life in a cage, knowing you’ll never have Vanessa, that this city rejected you. It beat you. I BEAT YOU!”
- ―Kingpin and Daredevil
Using Poindexter to pave the way for him, Daredevil followed him until they finally reached Fisk who was at the dance floor with Marianna. He arrived in time to prevent Poindexter from killing Marianna. The marriage erupted into chaos. While Fisk and Marianna cursorily retreated, Daredevil pursued them as Poindexter found himself occupied with fending off Fisk ‘s corrupted FBI agents. Heading to the surveillance room, Daredevil quickly dispatch Fisk ‘s men and ordered Shelby to shut down the elevators so they could n’t stop him .
Heading up the stairs leading to Fisk ‘s penthouse, Daredevil finally faced his despised enemy, emerging into a ferocious crusade inside the penthouse. While they fought, Poindexter arrived at the penthouse. His arrival turned the fight into a beastly tripartite struggle. During the fight, Daredevil protected Marianna from Poindexter ‘s attacks to kill her while besides fighting off both Kingpin and Poindexter. finally, Poindexter was defeated when Kingpin broke his back. immediately facing each other alone, both nemesis immediately resumed their battle. Having gained more experience and battle-hardened since their last fight, Daredevil managed to defeat the Kingpin. Having him at his mercifulness, Daredevil began viciously beating his foe. Marianna pleaded for Daredevil not to kill him. Daredevil held Kingpin ‘s neck but scantily managed to stop himself from snapping his neck and stopped his assault .
Kingpin warned him that he will never stop hunting Karen Page and Foggy Nelson and he will tell the earth who Daredevil actually is. Daredevil realized that Kingpin wanted him to kill him. His enemy stated that no prison can hold him and once again baited him to kill him. Daredevil defied his attempts to taunt him and refused to take the bait. Despite his desire to kill him, Daredevil firm stated that his foe will never destroy who he is. finally regaining his conviction and impression in the law, Murdock declared his victory over his adversary and that Kingpin will spend the lie of his life in prison. Showing his face and defiance to Fisk, Murdock warned Fisk to stop hunting his friends and to keep his privy, differently, he will make sure that Marianna will spend the rest of her life in prison for ordering the death of Nadeem. Defeated, Kingpin agreed to the consider with Daredevil. soon Brett Mahoney arrived to arrest Kingpin. They besides arrested Poindexter and Mahoney made certain that the police knew that he was an imposter. From atop the hotel, Daredevil observed as Kingpin and his agents got taken away by the authorities. [ 29 ]
A man Without fear
- “If Father Lantom had an enemy, I would say it was fear. For me, personally, he spent many years trying to get me to face my own fears. To understand how they enslaved me, how they divided me from the people that I love. He counseled me to transcend my fears, to be brave enough to forgive… and see the possibilities of being a man without fear.”
- ―Matt Murdock
Days passed, the day for Paul Lantom ‘s funeral arrived. Murdock took the time to privately speaking with his mother. He told her about his last conversation with Lantom and regretted the bible he said to his previous friend. He told her about Lantom ‘s last plead to forgive them. Murdock further told his mother about how he was angry at God for blinding him and giving him so much trouble. But he admitted that despite his asperity, it was the lapp life that turned him into Daredevil and he would n’t have been able to save people. Murdock forgave his mother and asked her to guide him when he needed her. To which, Grace accepted .
During Lantom ‘s funeral, Murdock held a encomium to his friend. Murdock spoke about the people present for Lantom ‘s funeral and expressed how the priest influenced sol many people. Murdock talked about the ideas that Lantom spread to Hell ‘s Kitchen about helping the residential district and the people within it. He talked about how he stood up against person who used fear as a tool to hurt people. Murdock expressed his admiration for his erstwhile mentor and urged everyone to live by his example ; to be a man without fear. [ 29 ]
A New Beginning
- “We go back to helping people out of a crappy office, getting paid in chickens?”
“I think Theo would let us work out of here, to start.”
“At least we’d have a place to sell the chickens.”
- ―Karen Page, Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock
Following the funeral, Murdock headed to Nelson ‘s Meats to spend a sidereal day having awake there with Nelson and Page. Murdock informed his friends that he intends to move back into his apartment and return back to work as a lawyer. Excited, Nelson wrote on a diaper and proposed that their newly firm will be called Nelson, Murdock and Page. Both Murdock and Page agreed to their acquaintance ‘s proposal. With his life reclaimed, his reputation restored and his adversary back in prison, Murdock looked forward to a life working with his friends. [ 29 ]
Aiding Peter Parker
- “Peter, you may have dodged your legal troubles, but things will get much worse. There is still a court of public opinion.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Peter Parker
In 2024, Murdock acted as the refutation lawyer of Peter Parker in the case of his allege murder of Mysterio. Murdock met with Peter, Happy Hogan and May Parker at the Parker Residence to inform Peter that the legal charges against him would not hold up in court. Murdock besides warned Hogan that, due to his close relationship and loyalty to Tony Stark, he would require a strong lawyer in regard to his likely accountability in the missing Stark Industries engineering as partially of the ongoing federal probe .
Murdock then warned Peter that the situation would continue to escalate as, despite being clear of any legal troubles, populace public opinion of Parker would however affect him. At that moment, Murdock sensed a pro-Mysterio athletic supporter throwing a brick through the Parkers ‘ window and caught it backhanded, preventing it from injuring May, Peter, or Hogan. Peter, stunned, asked Murdock how he could catch a brick, despite being blind ; he simply said that he was “ a truly good lawyer ” and May then told Peter and Hogan that they needed to relocate. due to a spell cast by Doctor Strange, Murdock ‘s memories of Peter Parker were late erased. [ 30 ]
- “He believes that everyone deserves a shot at redemption.”
“Everyone. It’s a Catholic thing. That’s why he doesn’t kill people.”
- ―Foggy Nelson and Karen Page
Matt Murdock, for miss of a better term, is complicated. As a child, he felt huge guilt and loss : blame himself for the death of his forefather ampere well as feel lost after losing his sight. He was both epic and selfless even as a child, as was shown best when he saved an aged man from being hit by a truck, at the monetary value of his own vision. Murdock has “ dad issues ” with both his actual father Jack Murdock and his subsequent beget calculate Stick, having lost both either to death or from being abandoned. Stick tried to raise him to be coldblooded but abruptly abandoned him when Matt started expressing filial affection ; this abandonment and rejection has left Murdock with difficulty forging real emotional connections, despite his determination to not let Stick define him. Though it is discernible that by the time of meeting the remainder of the Defenders that he was starting to open up and accept help from others. This was besides prove when he asked Danny Rand to protect his city before his apparent death. Murdock has a high desire for judge and doing the good thing. He convinced his friend Foggy Nelson to quit their internship at Landman and Zack to start their own firm which would work for the common man. During the start of their tauten, he aimed to help only barren people. unable to allow injustice, he got frustrated when the patrol or judicial system failed to help. He decided to work as a vigilante to save people and help where the department of justice organization could not. During this, he demonstrated extreme altruism as he kept risking his life for others, even after he barely made it out of dangerous situations and ended up badly wounded multiple times. While fighting crime, he can be very brutal and heavily injures criminals in such a manner as breaking their bones. He has hospitalized multiple criminals in this see, with the first base man he beat up having to eat through a straw for a calendar month. however, he has avoided intentionally killing anyone then far and limits himself to hand to hand battle and sticks so as to not inflict deadly injuries, even if this results in himself getting injured during fights. When the Steel Serpent warehouse started burning, he used a gunman to try and scare everyone into leaving and ordered a devour guard to evacuate them, showing great concern for even his enemies, as both the guards and the workers there had attacked him. He normally attempts to avoid killing people, and has so far to kill anyone so far, as he believes he ‘s on thin internal-combustion engine as it is and that doing indeed will make him no better than the people he ‘s fighting. His refusal to kill earns him heavy criticism from Frank Castle, who kills criminals without hesitation or compunction and considers Matt a coward who ca n’t finish the occupation. Matt believes that the people he ‘s up against deserve a second gamble, to try again. As he believes that there is good in people. Despite his reluctance to kill, Matt has, on affair, when sufficiently infuriated or when the situation is awful, thrown away his concern for the wellbeing of his opponents, such as when he used a kitchen knife when Semyon came for him, tortured him with it and even threw him off of a rooftop, though he knew he would live because of the dumpster positioned under where Semyon fell. The harm or kill of impeccant people, such as Elena Cardenas, makes him even more uncoerced to kill, as he told Elena ‘s cause of death that he would not stop beating him if he did not go to the police. later on, his fight with Nobu Yoshioka resulted in the latter ‘s accidental immolation and apparent death, though he was angry when he learned that Wilson Fisk actually wanted Nobu to die and did not lift a finger to save him when he had the casual. When the resurrect Yoshioka ended up killing Elektra, his resulting ferocity made him able to easily beat Yoshioka and knock him off a build with a wire from his billy cabaret, apparently not caring if Nobu came back to life or not. He has besides threatened to kill Wilson Fisk and has acknowledged that he meant it at the time, while he besides did slash Fisk with one of Yoshioka ‘s cast-off blades, merely to find that his suit was concealing body armor. so far he has been lucky that during these lapses in his sense of ethical motive he has failed to follow through on his intent, however, even his temp willingness to kill still feeds his smell of guilt when he reflects on it. His most complex relationship is arguably is the one with Elektra. When Elektra first reentered his life, Matt was not effective please to see her, as the two had parted on less than favorable terms. Before long, he began to consider her a nuisance, due to her constantly involving him in her battles with the Hand, when he already had his hands wax dealing with the Frank Castle encase. He had to tell her that his life did n’t stop every time she called him. Over prison term, however, he got more and more involved in her struggle, and his relationships with Karen and Foggy became more distant as a leave. finally, he came to realize that he actually loves Elektra and that she makes him more alive than anything else. finally, these feelings would lead Matt to re-enter the collapsing Midland Circle caves in an attempt to rescue her, but ultimately was unable to do sol and was about killed as a resultant role of being crushed under the debris. As a Catholic, Murdock experiences a distribute of guilt and soul-searching over his actions when he allows his anger and contempt for fierce criminals to cause him to enjoy beating them bally, and he frequently wonders whether he is doing the right field matter in the eyes of God or whether he is allowing evil into his heart. When he feels this way, he approaches his local priest, Father Paul Lantom, for apparitional steering and advice, however, he asks his questions in a carousel way to conceal his identity as Daredevil, though Lantom has managed to figure out the truth. Either way, Lantom is bound by the seal of confession not to divulge what they discuss. After Murdock met his mentor Stick again, he started to doubt his ways and even considered killing Wilson Fisk as he doubted he could stop him any early room. This created an inner clamber as his best supporter and others did not want him to act as a vigilante. In the final confrontation against Fisk, he kept true to his vow and ultimately did not kill Fisk. His vigilante activities have besides been the source of his falling out with Karen, Claire, and Foggy and throughout the series have caused problems between him and the latter. For a clock time he even retires as Daredevil trying to work as an mugwump lawyer and receive outsource work from Nelson to keep him busy. This was after the Hand ‘s come back and the formation of the Defenders, he comes to embrace and defend his animation as a crime-fighting vigilante ; discernible when page commented that he was just getting his biography back to which he replied, “ This is my life, Karen. ”
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After Midland Circle had collapsed on him and Elektra ‘s disappearance, Murdock starts to forsake the religion he had followed for thus long by outwardly expressing that he was nobelium longer fighting for God but quite for himself or that he now understands where him and God stand. While he did berate God directly, he placid does prayers and asked for forgiveness although meagerly. Murdock showed a despiteful attitude to the nun who had tended to him who believed that Murdock had merely lost his faith. He had shoved away all his friends, loved ones, and his own career by not telling anyone of his whereabouts or that he was hush active for a while. These actions have resulted in him embracing his vigilante persona more than always. Murdock ‘s reluctance to become a lawyer again shows his incredulity in the court system is honest ; that sometimes people can get away from their crimes if they are that brawny. It enhances his rationale that killing off Fisk is the best way to beat because he believes he would equitable escape prison if he got turned in. But all that in mind, it showed Murdock had been left mentally broken. due to the events of Benjamin Poindexter ‘s assault on innocent people and Fisk ‘s domination over the FBI, Murdock realized he needed to be able to trust and rely on others again, specially his friends. He was willing to bring in Fisk through the law suggested by Nelson. It did seem that he was going back to his original self but the death of Ray Nadeem reimbursed his cold tactic to kill Fisk off for the good of the city. But at that when he had the luck to do so, he hesitated and ultimately refused, saying to Fisk that he wo n’t let him destroy who he is. The end of Father Lantom besides helped him get bet on into his religious religion and empowered Murdock to be more like him ; to be a man without fear .
Powers and Abilities
- “Yeah, the accident blinded me. It just also sharpened my other senses.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Maggie Grace
- Enhanced Senses: Despite being blinded as a child, Murdock’s remaining four senses are enhanced to a superhuman level, resulting in them becoming radar-like. He claims to constantly feel numerous things, including balance, direction, minuscule changes in air density, vibrations, and blankets of temperature variations, that are usually imperceptible to human beings. That, combined with his acute hearing and olfactory senses, allows Murdock to evaluate his surroundings in what he describes as an “Impressionistic painting” of the world around him, which, according to him, looks like “the world on fire.” His superhumanly enhanced senses grant him tremendous awareness of his surroundings on a wide range, thus makes him extremely alert to danger. In fact, Murdock’s senses are so great, they rival Spider-Man’s, as the two reacted at the same time when a brick was hurled into the Parker Residence.
- Enhanced Hearing: Murdock’s hearing is sharper than a bat’s and is extremely acute, he can clearly hear conversations, heartbeats and even breaths from several meters. During the Rescue of Kidnapped Women, he heard Turk Barrett pulling back the slide on his sidearm. He was able to hear and memorize the sound of James Wesley’s watch ticking, and hear Claire’s bones shifting as she breathed. Murdock can focus on what he hears; in a crowded courtroom with the judge speaking, Murdock heard a juror’s heartbeat accelerate when James Wesley entered the room. Hearing the changes in people’s heartbeats allows Murdock to predict how they feel and what actions they’ll take, such as attack or run. He was also able to memorize the pattern of Wesley’s watch so he could follow the latter. When forced to improvise while fighting extremely stealthy Hand ninjas, Murdock was able to effectively keep track of their movements by listening to their breaths and the sound of their swords cutting through the air. Murdock’s hearing also makes him an adept thief, as he was able to skillfully bypass Benjamin Poindexter’s combination safe.
- Echolocation: Murdock possesses an exceptionally advanced form of human echolocation. He is able to detect objects in his environment by sensing echoes from those objects, by actively creating and listening for sounds – for example tapping his cane, stomping of his enemies’ feet, raindrops, ticking from a watch, tumbling of a safe’s locks, rattling chains or even a person’s heartbeat. He can interpret the sound waves reflected by nearby objects, accurately identifying their location and size.
- Lie Detection: Murdock’s hearing is so acute, that he can tell whether people are lying or not, based on the rate of their heartbeats.
- Enhanced Smell: His incredible olfactory senses which are even sharper than a dog allows him to detect the scent of stale cigarettes and cheap cologne three floors above him and through several walls. When he was a boy, his sense was already so acute, he could smell that an old man sitting at a bench across from him had cancer. By smelling an old cigarette, Murdock could tell that whoever smoked it previously had rotten teeth. He was even able to smell that Foggy Nelson had onions in his lunch, the current time, but two days ago. Murdock was able to find The Punisher’s secret hideout by following the scent of blood, left behind from an injured dog Frank Castle had rescued earlier. 
- Enhanced Taste: Murdock was able to tell that Claire Temple had ripped open some of the stitches on her back, due to tasting copper in the air from the blood of her open wound. Stick taught him how to train this sense, which allowed him to pick out every individual ingredient of the ice cream he was eating, including that the milk used came from three different dairy farms, and that the man who served him used a certain type of soil in his garden. From across his apartment, Murdock was able to taste the exact brand of alcohol off Karen’s lips, from a drink she had a half an hour ago.
- Enhanced Touch: Murdock can feel the presence of those around him through vibrations, air currents, and body temperatures. He can dodge attacks and projectiles by feeling them cut through the air, creating ripples of currents only detectable by him. He locates enemies through walls and from different floors by feeling the vibrations they make from moving, such as their footsteps. While in exile and temporarily powerless, Murdock was soon able to feel the vibrations from the subway lines running deep under the church. He used these vibrations to track and scan his environment, and to regain some of his strength and balance.
- Thermoreception: Murdock can sense changes in heat in the environment. Murdock could even feel the heat generated from the blood spilling from the gunshot wound on Vladimir Ranskahov; to one-half of a degree, he was able to distinguish the difference in temperature.
- Electroreception: Murdock is able to detect electric fields, similar to a shark. When out on a mission with Elektra, Murdock was able to find a hidden room by feeling an electrical current coming from behind the wall. He could hear the electricity buzzing inside the wall and felt a stop in the current where the mechanism for unlocking the secret room was. He was also able to find Wilson Fisk’s secret room in his hotel room by feeling the electrical current running beneath the floor.
- Enhanced Balance: Murdock’s sense of balance is superhuman, giving him excellent equilibrium, coordination, dexterity, and agility, resulting in high levels of acrobatic and gymnastic ability.
- Enhanced Reflexes: Murdock’s reflexes are enhanced to superhuman level. Even before his training with Stick, he could effortlessly catch keys thrown to him while hearing the sound they made. He can instinctively react to oncoming blows nearly effortlessly with the use of his other senses, such as avoiding attacks with a sharp weapon at close quarters by hearing the noise of its approach, and even dodging bullets fired at close range. Because his reflexes are enhanced by his hyperawareness, Murdock is capable of reacting to objects being thrown in his direction with lightning-fast reaction time. He was able to react to and catch a brick hurled from behind him into the Parker Residence, backhanded. His reaction time was proven to match Peter Parker, who reacted at the same time when this happened.
- Enhanced Hearing: Murdock’s hearing is sharper than a bat’s and is extremely acute, he can clearly hear conversations, heartbeats and even breaths from several meters. During the Rescue of Kidnapped Women, he heard Turk Barrett pulling back the slide on his sidearm. He was able to hear and memorize the sound of James Wesley’s watch ticking, and hear Claire’s bones shifting as she breathed. Murdock can focus on what he hears; in a crowded courtroom with the judge speaking, Murdock heard a juror’s heartbeat accelerate when James Wesley entered the room. Hearing the changes in people’s heartbeats allows Murdock to predict how they feel and what actions they’ll take, such as attack or run. He was also able to memorize the pattern of Wesley’s watch so he could follow the latter. When forced to improvise while fighting extremely stealthy Hand ninjas, Murdock was able to effectively keep track of their movements by listening to their breaths and the sound of their swords cutting through the air. Murdock’s hearing also makes him an adept thief, as he was able to skillfully bypass Benjamin Poindexter’s combination safe.
- “He’s one of the most naturally skilled fighters I’ve ever known.”
- ―Stick and Iron Fist
- “Besides, you leaping around the city like a Russian gymnast didn’t exactly help.”
- ―Jessica Jones to Matt Murdock
- Master Acrobat: Murdock’s years of training and experience have made him an extremely skilled acrobat, gymnast, and aerialist. He could already do several agile flips as a child. He is highly skilled with parkour and free-running and able to quickly move over rooftops and climb buildings, managing to keep up with a car this way. Even when handcuffed, Daredevil performed an agile backflip, bringing his hands back in front of his torso. He also utilized his agility to successfully gain the upper hand against Stick. His agility also allowed him to gain the upper hand on the Punisher during their fight. He could even able to use his supreme agility to dodge bullets even at close range.
- “I’ve thought about it… but it’s a fortress. It’s impossible to get inside.”
“Take me there.”
- ―Stan Gibson and Daredevil
- Master Spy: Murdock is extremely skilled in moving quietly and staying hidden. His agility helps him become hard to find as he clings on to wall corners to stay hidden and hides atop of things and strikes when necessary.
- “You have a reputation of being a smart man, Mr. Murdock.”
- ―Samantha Reyes to Matt Murdock
- Gifted Intellect: Murdock is a very accomplished and smart man possessing an extremely high level of intelligence, which allowed him to earn a law degree from Columbia University and be considered as one of the best lawyers in the world.
- “I’m a really good lawyer.”
- ―Matt Murdock to Peter Parker
- “‘Cause the Iron Fist can’t lead ’em like you can.”
- ―Stick to Matt Murdock
- Expert Tactician: Murdock is a great strategist, he was able to formulate plans which successfully dismantle Fisk’s organization and imprison Fisk, and even completely dismantle the Hand which have been established over four hundred years with the help of the Defenders. Murdock is also a skilled leader and he has demonstrated charisma and leadership skills. Murdock was recognized as the leader of the Defenders by Stick, Jessica Jones and eventually Luke Cage and Danny Rand. He successfully led the initial assault on Midland Circle and defeated the Hand.
- “I can’t call a crew to crack that. What, you can do that?”
“Not if you keep talking, I can’t.”
- ―Ray Nadeem and Daredevil
- Expert Thief: To be added
- Physician: As a boy, Murdock would stitch his father’s wounds sustained from boxing matches; although his hands were shaky and required whiskey to make his hands more steady. This would later enable him to stitch Elektra’s neck wound. He was also able to restart Vladimir Ranskahov’s heart.
- Musician: To some extent in his youth, Murdock is able to play the piano with his enhanced sense of touch to guide him through.
- “You meditate?”
“I learned when I was a kid. Helps with the pain… and healing faster.”
- ―Claire Temple and Matt Murdock
- Meditation: After years of training in martial arts, Murdock was an expert at meditation of extreme levels that allowed him to hone his enhanced senses to function at their peak, and accelerate the healing process of his body. For example, his meditation has been so honed that he was able to help heal his wounds gained from Nobu Yoshioka’s Kyoketsu-Shoge, after meditating.
- Multilingualism: Murdock is fluent in his native English, as well as Spanish, having studied the latter at college. This allowed him to provide translation for Elena Cardenas when Karen Page could not. As a blind person, he learned to read Braille. He also knows some French, able to speak it with Elektra. Murdock identified a mosque choir singing an Arabic song and recognized convicts speaking Albanian.
- “It’s been a long time since you used Muay Thai ropes, Matty.”
“That guy in my suit kicked my ass. I can’t beat him from a distance. I gotta draw him in close and do more damage.”
- ―Illusion Jack Murdock and Matt Murdock
- Muay Thai Ropes: After his return to vigilantism, while wearing his vigilante suit again, Murdock lost a fight against Benjamin Poindexter. While preparing to kill the Kingpin and possibly confront the fake Daredevil, he started wearing Muay Thai ropes, as he believed that this allowed him to do more damage than boxing wraps.
- Vigilante Suit: Murdock bought a black suit with red stitching online to wear in his vigilante activities. He also wore a black mask over his head, eyes, and nose, leaving only his mouth uncovered. This suit also had padding which he wore underneath the suit so that the beatings would not hurt as much, but they did not stop him from being seriously injured. He would ultimately discard this suit in favor of a much more durable armored one. Once his senses started to come back, Murdock equipped himself a new black suit at Saint Agnes Orphanage and returned to his vigilante activities, wearing a black mask with white stitching cloth underneath.
- “I don’t want the suit anymore.”
“You don’t like it?”
“I’ve outgrown what it stood for.”
- ―Matt Murdock and Melvin Potter
- “.357, one round in the chamber. Some things, they just… they feel right in your hand, huh?”
- ―Punisher to Daredevil
- “Smart man. Columbia education really paid off.”
- ―Elektra to Matt Murdock