History Comicbook / DareDevil

18th Jun '17 2:56:43 AM Silverblade2
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Well. [[TheAce I know people look up to me.]]\\

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Well. [[TheAce I know people look up to me.]]\\\\



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 [[SelfDemonstrating/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 [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[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.



** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} was not all that impressed with Daredevil on hearing about his first meeting with (the girl who would become) Typhoid Mary.

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} was not all that impressed with Daredevil on hearing about his first meeting with (the girl who would become) Typhoid Mary.
16th Jun '17 6:46:11 PM Trooper924
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* RealityEnsues: Lampshaded by DD himself when receiving a house call from a horde of Yakuza Mooks. He notes that when somebody is serious about wanting you dead, they wont bother with fancy comstumes and theatrical Supervillain schemes. They will simply show up on your doorstep at odd hours and shoot you. However, that plan does not turn out quite as well as expected (see OneManArmy).

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* RealityEnsues: Lampshaded by DD himself when receiving a house call from a horde of Yakuza Mooks. He notes that when somebody is serious about wanting you dead, they wont bother with fancy comstumes costumes and theatrical Supervillain schemes. They will simply show up on your doorstep at odd hours and shoot you. However, that plan does not turn out quite as well as expected (see OneManArmy).
11th Jun '17 11:02:04 AM tubgoat
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* CombatParkour: An integral part of DD's fighting style.
11th Jun '17 10:56:25 AM tubgoat
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** ... as well as any weapon of opportunity he comes across. Although not as elaborate as [[UpToEleven Bullseye]], Matt does tend to weaponize most stuff that isnt nailed down at one point or another. Whether it be trash cans, coins, traffic signs, government issue mailboxes, pool ques, couches, free weights or [[GrievousHarmWithABody unfortunate opponents]].
11th Jun '17 8:16:58 AM tubgoat
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* NINJA: A major part of Frank Miller's makeover of the series consisted of turning Matt into this trope, as well as using it as a reoccuring theme.


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* FragileSpeedster: his standing habit of taking on opponents far above his own weight class makes Daredevil this trope. He tends to prevail through his formidable agility, speed and fighting skill... and its usually by the skin of his teeth.


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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.
11th Jun '17 7:53:05 AM tubgoat
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* OneManArmy: most famously shown when the Yakuza send 100 mooks to Matts adress, decked out with guns, swords and nearly half of them being hopped up on an imitation of the Super Soldier Serum. It does not end well... for the Mooks.


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* RealityEnsues: Lampshaded by DD himself when receiving a house call from a horde of Yakuza Mooks. He notes that when somebody is serious about wanting you dead, they wont bother with fancy comstumes and theatrical Supervillain schemes. They will simply show up on your doorstep at odd hours and shoot you. However, that plan does not turn out quite as well as expected (see OneManArmy).
8th May '17 1:26:42 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* FirstNameBasis: Curiously averted with his longest-term girlfriend, whom he still thinks of by her full name, Karen Page.
12th Apr '17 2:11:48 PM MikeW
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* BeneathSuspicion: Basically, the whole reason Matt is able to get away with being Daredevil for so many years and passing Daredevil off as just an ally. Who would ever consider a ''blind man'' being a costumed crime-fighter?
12th Mar '17 9:58:16 AM RichardX1
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In 2015 Marvel released Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} exclusive to {{Creator/Netflix}}, as part of [[Series/TheDefenders2017 a multi-series deal]] including Series/LukeCage2016, Series/IronFist, and Series/JessicaJones2051. The series is part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and stars Creator/CharlieCox as Matt Murdock. So far it has garnered rave reviews, with many considering it to be among the best, if not ''the'' best, works in the MCU.

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In 2015 Marvel released Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' exclusive to {{Creator/Netflix}}, as part of [[Series/TheDefenders2017 a multi-series deal]] including Series/LukeCage2016, Series/IronFist, ''Series/LukeCage2016'', ''Series/IronFist'', and Series/JessicaJones2051.''Series/JessicaJones2015''. The series is part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and stars Creator/CharlieCox as Matt Murdock. So far it has garnered rave reviews, with many considering it to be among the best, if not ''the'' best, works in the MCU.
8th Mar '17 8:44:39 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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