History ComicBook / DareDevil

22nd Jan '18 7:40:01 PM Malady
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Part of the reason for the character's relative lack of popularity may lie in the fact that, Bullseye, Elektra, The Hand, and The Kingpin (and possibly Mr. Fear and Mr. Hyde) aside, he has been lumbered with arguably the least impressive RoguesGallery in comics, including such threats to Western civilization as Shotgun (a guy with a gun), Ammo (a guy with ''lots'' of guns), The Jester (a bargain-bin [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]] knockoff), The Owl (a gang boss who can fly -- v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y), the Matador (whose entire gimmick revolves around [[ShootingSuperman making you unable to see him]] [[note]]keep in mind that Daredevil '''is ''blind''''' and his other senses are extremely sharp, making invisibility useless against him[[/note]]), Leap Frog (who is a man in a frog suit who's able to jump [[InASingleBound very high]]), and Stilt-Man (who unfortunately is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what he sounds like]]). Luckily, in recent years the writers have been working to remedy this (see Echo, Purple Man, Bushwhacker, Gladiator, Bullet, Nuke and Typhoid Mary). Keep in mind that some of these villains were merely RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. Purple Man, Bullseye and Gladiator were created before Frank Miller took over the title but subsequently managed to become much more threatening in later years. Even Owl is now one of Daredevil's most dangerous rogues thanks to him being given an extra dose of NightmareFuel, while MarkWaid has actually made Jester a relevant antagonist with his current take on the character.

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Part of the reason for the character's relative lack of popularity may lie in the fact that, Bullseye, Elektra, The Hand, and The Kingpin (and possibly Mr. Fear and Mr. Hyde) aside, he has been lumbered with arguably the least impressive RoguesGallery in comics, including such threats to Western civilization as Shotgun (a guy with a gun), Ammo (a guy with ''lots'' of guns), The Jester (a bargain-bin [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]] knockoff), The Owl (a gang boss who can fly -- v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y), the Matador (whose entire gimmick revolves around [[ShootingSuperman making you unable to see him]] [[note]]keep in mind that Daredevil '''is ''blind''''' and his other senses are extremely sharp, making invisibility useless against him[[/note]]), Leap Frog (who is a man in a frog suit who's able to jump [[InASingleBound very high]]), and Stilt-Man (who unfortunately is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what he sounds like]]). Luckily, in recent years the writers have been working to remedy this (see Echo, Purple Man, Bushwhacker, Gladiator, Bullet, Nuke and Typhoid Mary). Keep in mind that some of these villains were merely RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. Purple Man, Bullseye and Gladiator were created before Frank Miller took over the title but subsequently managed to become much more threatening in later years. Even Owl is now one of Daredevil's most dangerous rogues thanks to him being given an extra dose of NightmareFuel, while MarkWaid Creator/MarkWaid has actually made Jester a relevant antagonist with his current take on the character.



* DisabilitySuperpower: He's got the most advanced case known, though. His touch is so sensitive, he can read normal print by feeling the ''ink''. With ''gloves on''. His hearing is so sharp, he's bothered by the ''Les Miserables'' production across town. Often considered the UrExample of this trope, though [[Creator/DCComics DC's]] Doctor Mid-Nite precedes him by over 20 years. Even so, he's certainly the most iconic example - right down to the ''dis'' in his ability; loud noises seriously disorient him, and he has trouble handling currency because it's stamped too flat for him to feel the impressions -- the movie shows that he folds different denominations in different ways to distinguish them (TruthInTelevision, this is a standard technique of the blind for keeping their cash organized).

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* DisabilitySuperpower: He's got the most advanced case known, though. His touch is so sensitive, he can read normal print by feeling the ''ink''. With ''gloves on''. His hearing is so sharp, he's bothered by the ''Les Miserables'' production across town. Often considered the UrExample of this trope, though [[Creator/DCComics DC's]] Creator/{{DC|Comics}}'s Doctor Mid-Nite precedes him by over 20 years. Even so, he's certainly the most iconic example - right down to the ''dis'' in his ability; loud noises seriously disorient him, and he has trouble handling currency because it's stamped too flat for him to feel the impressions -- the movie shows that he folds different denominations in different ways to distinguish them (TruthInTelevision, this is a standard technique of the blind for keeping their cash organized).
5th Jan '18 3:07:16 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''The Seventh Day'', a priest concedes that God made the evils in the world: dead puppies, natural disasters, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway…
20th Dec '17 3:42:07 PM NightShade96
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Despite his book having been home to some of the most respected writers (Creator/StanLee, Creator/FrankMiller, Creator/AnnNocenti, Creator/KevinSmith, BrianMichaelBendis, EdBrubaker, and MarkWaid) and artists (Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr, Alex Maleev, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mazzucchelli) in the business, Daredevil has never really succeeded in making the breakthrough into mainstream popular culture in the way that stablemates such as Franchise/SpiderMan and the Comicbook/XMen have, and he was generally considered to be at best a C-list character until Creator/FrankMiller took over the title in 1981 and introduced what are now considered to be some of the defining elements of the Daredevil mythos, including the characters of ComicBook/TheKingpin (originally a ''Spider-Man'' villain), Bullseye, and ComicBook/{{Elektra}}.

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Despite his book having been home to some of the most respected writers (Creator/StanLee, Creator/FrankMiller, Creator/AnnNocenti, Creator/KevinSmith, BrianMichaelBendis, EdBrubaker, Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, Creator/EdBrubaker, and MarkWaid) Creator/MarkWaid) and artists (Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr, Alex Maleev, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mazzucchelli) in the business, Daredevil has never really succeeded in making the breakthrough into mainstream popular culture in the way that stablemates such as Franchise/SpiderMan and the Comicbook/XMen have, and he was generally considered to be at best a C-list character until Creator/FrankMiller took over the title in 1981 and introduced what are now considered to be some of the defining elements of the Daredevil mythos, including the characters of ComicBook/TheKingpin (originally a ''Spider-Man'' villain), Bullseye, and ComicBook/{{Elektra}}.
22nd Nov '17 9:53:06 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is never acknowledged, but his symptoms match those of Sensory Processing Disorder, right down to the inconsistencies – except for the part where he has no trouble processing what his senses tell him, largely due to training.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is never acknowledged, but his symptoms match those of Sensory Processing Disorder, right down to the inconsistencies – except for the part where most of the time he has no trouble processing what his senses tell him, largely due to training.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''The Seventh Day'', a priest concedes that God made the evils in the world: dead puppies, natural disasters, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''The Seventh Day'', a priest concedes that God made the evils in the world: dead puppies, natural disasters, the Brooklyn-Queens ExpresswayExpressway…
22nd Nov '17 9:51:51 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''The Seventh Day'', a priest concedes that God made the evils in the world: dead puppies, natural disasters, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
22nd Nov '17 9:33:34 AM LavonPapillon1
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* ForgotTheDisability: Characters will frequently forget that Matt Murdock is blind, immediately apologizing afterwards for being insensitive. Though Matt always casually brushes it off while acting amused by the mistake.
29th Oct '17 1:45:01 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''The Seventh Day'', a priest concedes that God made the evils in the world: dead puppies, natural disasters, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway…
29th Oct '17 12:48:43 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''The Seventh Day'', a priest concedes that God made the evils in the world: dead puppies, natural disasters, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway…
28th Jul '17 9:30:57 AM VagabondPeafowl
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A [[Film/{{Daredevil}} Daredevil film]] was released in 2003, starring Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/JenniferGarner, but despite being one of the most faithful comic-to-screen adaptations ever made -- it lifted whole scenes and even entire chunks of dialogue from Miller's run -- and some strong (if [[RaceLift idiosyncratic]]) casting, it was a critical failure, in no small part due to being a vehicle for [[Music/{{Evanescence}} nu-metal]] and having severe ExecutiveMeddling done to it; the director's cut is far better received. Some people prefer to believe that it [[FanonDiscontinuity never happened]], though many liked Colin Farrell as Bullseye and Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan as Kingpin. Despite it making back more than double its budget at the box office, they did not do a direct sequel, but a spin-off starring Garner as ''Film/{{Elektra}}''. It didn't go over well. On a lighter note, Garner and Affleck (who met on the first film) later married in real life, have had three children, though in June of 2015 they announced that they were divorcing. As the film property's future, the rights have reverted to Marvel.

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A [[Film/{{Daredevil}} Daredevil film]] was released in 2003, starring Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/JenniferGarner, but despite being one of the most faithful comic-to-screen adaptations ever made -- it lifted whole scenes and even entire chunks of dialogue from Miller's run -- and some strong (if [[RaceLift idiosyncratic]]) casting, it was a critical failure, in no small part due to being a vehicle for [[Music/{{Evanescence}} nu-metal]] and having severe ExecutiveMeddling done to it; the director's cut is far better received. Some people prefer to believe that it [[FanonDiscontinuity never happened]], though many liked Colin Farrell as Bullseye and Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan as Kingpin. Despite it making back more than double its budget at the box office, they did not do a direct sequel, but a spin-off starring Garner as ''Film/{{Elektra}}''. It didn't go over well. On a lighter note, Garner and Affleck (who met on the first film) later married in real life, have had three children, though in June of 2015 they announced that they were divorcing. As for the film property's future, the rights have reverted to Marvel.
28th Jun '17 3:13:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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WouldHitAGirl: Daredevil keeps having to tangle with female enemies at a remarkable frequency. He is GenreSavvy not to underestimate them due to gender. Especially when most of them are equally or more super-powered than he is.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Daredevil keeps having to tangle with female enemies at a remarkable frequency. He is GenreSavvy He's savvy not to underestimate them due to gender. Especially when most of them are equally or more super-powered than he is.
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