History Characters / Daredevil

20th Sep '16 5:24:25 AM Ma35tro
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An ancient organisation of Japanese nationalist ninja, The Hand were corrupted from the inside by the Snakeroot, a clan of demon worshippers who aimed to bring their master, The Beast, into the world. They have opposed Daredevil on many occasions, aiming always to increase their own power and free The Beast from its imprisonment.

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An ancient organisation of Japanese nationalist ninja, The Hand were corrupted from the inside by the Snakeroot, a clan of demon worshippers who aimed to bring their master, The Beast, Kemono (The Beast), into the world. They have opposed Daredevil on many occasions, aiming always to increase their own power and free The Beast from its imprisonment.










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A covert operative from an unnamed government agency, Buck Cashman tells his autistic son that he's a James Bond expy that is doing his part to prevent World War III (which his son is irrationally afraid of). In reality, Cashman receives most of his orders from a corrupt Pentagon official with ties to the Kingpin, and most of his missions are False Flag Operations designed to protect Fisk's criminal interests. Having clashed with Daredevil numerous times, Bullet is one of the few villains Matt cannot truly bring to justice, as his position in the agency grants him immunity from prosecution even when he is captured.
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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Wades hip deep in toxic waste just so he can drown a target in said sludge. Suffers no ill effects.
* BadassMoustache: Occasionally lets it grow into a BadassBeard.
* FalseFlagOperation: Most of his assignments fall into this category.



* LightningBruiser

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* LightningBruiserLightningBruiser: Has superhuman agility despite his size.



* ProfessionalKiller
* StoutStrength: He is pretty fat, but also very strong.

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* ProfessionalKiller
PunchClockVillain: Harbors no real hatred for Daredevil, and only fights him when his job necessitates it.
* StoutStrength: He is pretty fat, but also very strong.ProfessionalKiller: Has even worked for the Assassins Guild.
* StoutStrength: That considerable bulk is mostly muscle, and he is capable of lifting 1000 lbs.







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5th Sep '16 1:46:13 PM rafi
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* BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Touching her without permission. In any way.

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* BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Touching her without permission. In any way.
BadassNormal: She has no apparent superhuman powers, but she in an expert martial artist. It has been noted that she is faster than both Bullseye and the Kingpin. However, she is also less powerful.



%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast

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%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DarkActionGirl: She is a master of several martial arts and a proficient hand-to-hand combatant, and specializes in using both a katana and shuriken.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As young girl, she was imprisoned by the Yakuza, who planned to sell her and many others into sexual slavery. However, Bullseye, on an unrelated errand, arrived to slaughter the mobsters. The sight of Bullseye effortlessly killing her captors inspired the girl to escape and become a killer.



%%* DoesNotLikeMen

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%%* DoesNotLikeMen* DoesNotLikeMen: The side effect of her past where she has risked to become a sexual slave.



* HatesBeingTouched: Touching her without permission is her BerserkButton. In any way.



* ManipulativeBitch

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* ManipulativeBitchManipulativeBitch: As lawyer, she targeting Daredevil by assisting the parents of Murdock's mentally-ill wife Milla Donovan in gaining custody of her.



* SecretIdentity

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* SecretIdentitySecretIdentity: Her alter ego is a lawyer, opposing Matt Murdock in the courtroom, thereby attacking Daredevil on two fronts.



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5th Sep '16 10:37:38 AM rafi
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* IntangibleMan
* KilledOffForReal: And notable for being one of the very few Marvel super villains to actually stay dead!

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* IntangibleMan
IntangibleMan: He was trapped in a dimension partially connected to Earth's dimension, and while naturally invisible and immaterial, could become visible and intangible, invisible and tangible, or visible and tangible for a few hours at a time.
* KilledOffForReal: And In the last fight with Daredevil in a cemetery. Unable to overcome Death-Stalker's superior abilities, Daredevil knocked out the nearby street light, thus enclosing the cemetery in darkness. Fighting blindly, Death-Stalker dematerialized, unknowingly fell into a tombstone, and materialized while his waist was still intersecting with the tombstone. The impact cut Death-Stalker in half, killing him instantly. He is notable for being one of the very few Marvel super villains to actually stay dead!



* TouchOfDeath

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* TouchOfDeathTouchOfDeath: His "cybernetic death-grip" device, stolen from AIM, was worn in his gloves, which emitted a dose of microwave radiation when activated by mental command, crippling or killing (depending on the duration of contact) any living creature in contact with it. This self-described "touch of death" energy has been described as microwaves, but seems to have properties of both lightning and truly intense cold.
5th Sep '16 10:30:50 AM rafi
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* DemonicPossession: Was possessed by a demon in the Dealogue story.

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* DemonicPossession: Was possessed by a demon in In the Dealogue story. story, he allows himself to be host to a demon, gaining great strength in the process. When the demon leaves him, Powers is apparently left comatose.



* {{Frameup}}: In his civilian guise as Jonathan Powers, he stages his own murder at the hands of Daredevil. However, Daredevil clears his name by defeating and then unmasking the Jester on live television, demonstrating that his "victim" was still alive.



* KillerYoYo: His favorite weapon

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: During ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Powers apparently retires from his former role until he is arrested as part of an entrapment operation set up by undercover police officers despite the fact that all he was doing was talking about his old days rather than actually planning a crime. Despite She-Hulk making a passionate argument about the need to believe in redemption and not condemn someone for their thoughts, Powers is sent to prison where he is stabbed during a riot a couple of days later.]]
* KillerYoYo: His favorite weaponweapon. A yo-yo with a weighted knob and steel cable which emits earsplitting sounds when whirled at high speed.
* LegacyCharacter: Jonathan was the first of several costumed criminals to use the identity of the Jester.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Waid is actually following up on a similar use of the character in the 1970s, where he got the citizens of New York City so worked up with false newscasts that he could tell them to shoot policemen on sight and nearly lynch Daredevil himself in Times Square.
* ThePrimaDonna
* VillainousHarlequin: He wears and act like a classic jester.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Waid is actually following up on SmallNameBigEgo
* ThePrimaDonna: Male example. He was
a similar use struggling actor of huge ego who finally got his lead break as the leading character in the 1970s, where an off-Broadway revival of ''Cyrano de Bergerac'' that end in a flop and Powers was fired after one performance. He turned down suggestions that he got the citizens of take actual acting classes, insisting that he already had more raw acting talent than anyone who'd ever lived. Still, Powers was only able to find employment as a stooge in a children's television show taped in New York City so worked up with false newscasts that he could tell them to shoot policemen on sight and nearly lynch Daredevil himself in Times Square.
* ThePrimaDonna
this lead to the criminal road.
* VillainousHarlequin: He wears and act like a classic jester.
jester. He used a variety of modified toys and gimmicks as weapons.
5th Sep '16 10:12:14 AM rafi
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* TenMinuteRetirement: Matt had been contemplating retiring the Daredevil persona (assumed killed in a battle with Death-Stalker), as Foggy Nelson's running for district attorney provided a more conventional means to fight crime. One of Nelson's political rivals hired Jester to assassinate him (or at least harass him until he dropped out of the race), prompting Matt to suit up as Daredevil again to take him down.






* {{Expy}}: Of TheJoker

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* {{Expy}}: Of TheJokerComicBook/TheJoker, but more silly and less dangerous.



* HeelFaceTurn: Retired from crime for a while in the 80s. It didn't last and he became a villain again in the early 2000s.

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Retired from crime for a while in the 80s. It didn't last and he became a villain again in the early 2000s.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Matt had been contemplating retiring the Daredevil persona (assumed killed in a battle with Death-Stalker), as Foggy Nelson's running for district attorney provided a more conventional means to fight crime. One of Nelson's political rivals hired Jester to assassinate him (or at least harass him until he dropped out of the race), prompting Matt to suit up as Daredevil again to take him down.
* VillainousHarlequin

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* TenMinuteRetirement: Matt had been contemplating retiring the Daredevil persona (assumed killed in VillainousHarlequin: He wears and act like a battle with Death-Stalker), as Foggy Nelson's running for district attorney provided a more conventional means to fight crime. One of Nelson's political rivals hired Jester to assassinate him (or at least harass him until he dropped out of the race), prompting Matt to suit up as Daredevil again to take him down.
* VillainousHarlequin
classic jester.
5th Sep '16 8:00:43 AM Ma35tro
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->'''AKA:''' Lester

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->'''AKA:''' LesterLester; Benjamin Poindexter



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We've never found out his real name.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We've Has used the alias "Ben Poindexter" numerous times, but we've never found out his real name.name.



* GreaterScopeVillain: The Beast, their evil master. He has only appeared in two stories, and most of the time he uses DemonicPossession rather than his true form (a large, green, ogre-like monster with a bit of a hunchback).

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[IHaveManyNames The Beast, aka Jakkaru No Musuko (Son Of Jackal)]], their evil master. He has only appeared in two stories, and most of the time he uses DemonicPossession rather than his true form (a large, green, ogre-like monster with a bit of a hunchback).




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Phil Sterling began his career as The Exterminator, using his [[AppliedPhlebotinum time displacement blaster]] to "disintigrate" victims without actually killing them. After [[HoistByHisOwnPetard falling victim to his own technology]], Sterling became trapped in the void between realities, but was able to manifest in our reality as a phantom-like figure.


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* LegacyCharacter: A female Death-Stalker showed up working for the Purple Man, but her identity is unknown.
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Jonathan Powers wanted to be an actor, but lack of natural talent, [[SmallNameBigEgo combined with a ridiculously high opinion of himself]], made him a laughingstock of the industry. Powers assumed the mantle of the costumed criminal Jester to seek revenge on all who mocked him.


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* TenMinuteRetirement: Matt had been contemplating retiring the Daredevil persona (assumed killed in a battle with Death-Stalker), as Foggy Nelson's running for district attorney provided a more conventional means to fight crime. One of Nelson's political rivals hired Jester to assassinate him (or at least harass him until he dropped out of the race), prompting Matt to suit up as Daredevil again to take him down.
4th Sep '16 1:36:32 AM rafi
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3rd Sep '16 10:00:51 PM Ma35tro
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A priest who abandoned his vows after the drug related deaths of his parishoners, Carl Burbank volunteered for a CIA experiment that with replaced his skin a malleable plastic that can stretch into a variety of shapes. With the ability to mutate his arms into any weapon he desired, Burbank became a mercenary, becoming a recurring foe to both Daredevil and the Punisher, among others.

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A priest who abandoned his vows after the drug related deaths of his parishoners, Carl Burbank volunteered for a CIA experiment that with replaced his skin with a malleable plastic that can stretch into a variety of shapes. With the ability to mutate his arms into any weapon he desired, Burbank became a mercenary, becoming a recurring foe to both Daredevil and the Punisher, among others.
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A priest who abandoned his vows after the drug related deaths of his parishoners, Carl Burbank volunteered for a CIA experiment that with replaced his skin a malleable plastic that can stretch into a variety of shapes. With the ability to mutate his arms into any weapon he desired, Burbank became a mercenary, becoming a recurring foe to both Daredevil and the Punisher, among others.



* CyberneticsEatYourSoul

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoulCyberneticsEatYourSoul: Looks like a bio-mechanical monstrosity, though some of his injuries also have a hand in that.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Disfigured after a fight with Wolverine.



* PsychoForHire

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* PsychoForHireTheFundamentalist: At times.
* MadeOfIron: Plastic, actually, but it's helped him survive numerous encounters with the Punisher, so whatever works.
* PsychoForHire: Has worked for Baron Zemo, Kingpin, and the Hood.



* TheFundamentalist: at times

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* TheFundamentalist: at times
ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Can turn his arm into any weapon he wants, but usually goes this route.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Bullseye.
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