History YMMV / DareDevil

12th Dec '17 8:59:11 AM ACW
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** The third Mister Fear, Larry Cranston, assumed the identity of Mister Fear after the deaths of the first two holders. A college rival of Matt's, Cranston resents Matt Murdock for having done better in law school than he did, and tries to ruin his life, using fear gas to induce panic attacks in his victims. Following his return in the 90s after a lengthy hiatus, Mister Fear III triggered a prison riot with his fear gas and escaped, leaving numerous dead. He also freed SerialKiller Charles Burroughs and supervillain Molten Man, and caused them to both go on rampages, while framing Karen Page, Matt's then LoveInterest for murder to boot (he later executed Burroughs for "[[ControlFreak going off script]]"). It was during Creator/EdBrubaker's run, however, that Fear III showed just how low he could go. He provided Lily Lucca with a perfume that permanently altered her body chemistry the men around her to go insane and kill each other, promising to fix her if she aided him (he lied; there is no cure). He then used his fear gas to drive reformed supervillain Melvin Potter/Gladiator into a psychotic break, leading to the deaths of dozens after a rampage through Chinatown. While all this is going on, he takes the place of Milla Donovan—Matt's wife's—psychiatrist, and drives her into a paranoid breakdown, leaving her institutionalised. This is without getting into his discovery that he can use his fear gas (which he now secretes from his pores) to [[SerialRapist force women to sleep with him]], something he does many times through the arc. Effectively impossible to punish, Mister Fear III was last seen in prison, forcing the other inmates to do his work, and raping a female prison guard.

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** The third Mister Fear, Larry Cranston, assumed the identity of Mister Fear after the deaths of the first two holders. A college rival of Matt's, Cranston resents Matt Murdock for having done better in law school than he did, and tries to ruin his life, using fear gas to induce panic attacks in his victims. Following his return in the 90s after a lengthy hiatus, Mister Fear III triggered a prison riot with his fear gas and escaped, leaving numerous dead. He also freed SerialKiller Charles Burroughs and supervillain Molten Man, and caused them to both go on rampages, while framing Karen Page, Matt's then LoveInterest for murder to boot (he boot; he later executed Burroughs for "[[ControlFreak going off script]]").script]]". It was during Creator/EdBrubaker's run, however, that Fear III showed just how low he could go. He provided Lily Lucca with a perfume that permanently altered her body chemistry the men around her to go insane and kill each other, promising to fix her if she aided him (he lied; him, [[ILied despite there is being no cure).cure]]. He then used his fear gas to drive reformed supervillain Melvin Potter/Gladiator into a psychotic break, leading to the deaths of dozens after a rampage through Chinatown. While all this is going on, he takes the place of Milla Donovan—Matt's wife's—psychiatrist, and drives her into a paranoid breakdown, leaving her institutionalised. This is without getting into his discovery He discovered that he can use his fear gas (which gas, which he now secretes from his pores) pores, to [[SerialRapist force women to sleep with him]], something he does many times through the arc. Effectively impossible to punish, Mister Fear III was last seen in prison, forcing the other inmates to do his work, and raping a female prison guard.
12th Dec '17 8:55:01 AM Anddrix
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The movie is either an underrated and faithful adaptation, or an insult to not only Daredevil fans, but to the general moviewatching audience (who generally didn't like it.) Although the movie has gotten more love thanks to the director's cut.
12th Dec '17 7:57:45 AM ACW
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** Purple Man, born Zebediah [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Killgrave]], he might not have the most intimidating moniker, but he more than makes up for it with his sheer depravity. During his first outing, Killgrave used his powers of persuasion to take control of [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]'s girlfriend, Karen Page, and tried to rape her, a [[SerialRapist trend he continued through the years]]. Later [[RoguesGalleryTransplant revamped]] by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis in his series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' into an amoral [[TheSociopath sociopath]], Killgrave defeated the young superheroine Jessica Jones and [[MindRape made her his mental slave]], forcing her to watch him commit crimes, date rape women, and assist him throughout it all with her unable to do anything to stop him. While heaping physical, verbal and mental abuse on Jessica, stopping short of outright rape because she "wasn't worthy" of him, Killgrave later massacred an entire restaurant by ordering everyone to stop breathing for nothing more than being too loud, and followed this up by ordering an entire street of people to kill each other. In his latest appearance, Killgrave is revealed to have continued his penchant for raping women, purposefully impregnating several of them so they will give birth to children with his abilities, who Killgrave later recruits to his side after eliminating their parents, hoping to use the children to amplify his abilities and allow him to take his mental control powers global. Killgrave is what happens when you give someone who thinks ItsAllAboutMe is a code to live by, remove any empathy for other beings, and give them mind control powers and a serious desire to hurt others.
12th Dec '17 5:53:15 AM ACW
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** Besides ComicBook/TheKingpin, Daredevil’s ArchEnemy is [[PsychoForHire Bullseye]]. One of the world's most talented, famous and feared [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]], [[AxCrazy Bullseye]] has revealed he rarely spends the money from his assassinations, preferring to kill [[ForTheEvulz because of the fun involved]]. Bullseye led a string of murders and assassinations that culminated in the death of his nemesis Daredevil's lover ComicBook/{{Elektra}}. Consumed with hatred after being defeated by Daredevil, Bullseye made it a mission to murder any of Daredevil's friends or loved ones, including his later girlfriend Karen Page. After Bullseye was [[BackFromTheDead killed by Daredevil and revived]], he was rendered a paralyzed invalid in a metal case. In retaliation, Bullseye recruited several killers to his cause and began a systematic campaign to drive Matt insane by threatening the lives of his friends, lovers, ex-wife and anyone he held dear, proving that even being a [[EvilCripple cripple does nothing to stop his evil]] or his willingness and ability to destroy whatever Matt loves. When recruited by ComicBook/NormanOsborn, Bullseye took advantage of his position on the Dark Avengers to torment and kill innocents on a whim. Even when not on the job, Bullseye takes great glee in random acts of cruelty, from slaughtering an intersection of people—[[ImprobableWeaponUser using]] mainly [[ImprovisedWeapon paper clips]]--to alleviate boredom, to starting a gang war that will lead to countless deaths just to bask in the suffering of others. Combining {{sadis|t}}m with [[ItsAllAboutMe twisted narcissism]] and LackOfEmpathy for anyone, Bullseye sets the standards of evil for hitmen in the Marvel-verse and serves as an inspiration to many of its killers and monsters.
** Purple Man, born Zebediah [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Killgrave]], he might not have the most intimidating moniker, but he more than makes up for it with his sheer depravity. During his first outing, Killgrave used his powers of persuasion to take control of [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]'s girlfriend, Karen Page, and tried to rape her, a [[SerialRapist trend he continued through the years]]. Later [[RoguesGalleryTransplant revamped]] by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis in his series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' into an amoral [[TheSociopath sociopath]], Killgrave defeated the young superheroine Jessica Jones and [[MindRape made her his mental slave]], forcing her to watch him commit crimes, date rape women, and assist him throughout it all with her unable to do anything to stop him. While heaping physical, verbal and mental abuse on Jessica, stopping short of outright rape because she "wasn't worthy" of him, Killgrave later massacred an entire restaurant by ordering everyone to stop breathing for nothing more than being too loud, and followed this up by ordering an entire street of people to kill each other. In his latest appearance, Killgrave is revealed to have continued his penchant for raping women, purposefully impregnating several of them so they will give birth to children with his abilities, who Killgrave later recruits to his side after eliminating their parents, hoping to use the children to amplify his abilities and allow him to take his mental control powers global. Killgrave is what happens when you give someone who thinks ItsAllAboutMe is a code to live by, remove any empathy for other beings, and give them mind control powers and a serious desire to hurt others.

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** Besides ComicBook/TheKingpin, Daredevil’s ArchEnemy is [[PsychoForHire Bullseye]]. One of the world's most talented, famous and feared [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]], [[AxCrazy Bullseye]] assassins, Bullseye has revealed he rarely spends the money from his assassinations, preferring to kill [[ForTheEvulz because of the fun involved]]. Bullseye led a string of murders and assassinations that culminated in the death of his nemesis Daredevil's lover ComicBook/{{Elektra}}.Elektra. Consumed with hatred after being defeated by Daredevil, Bullseye made it a mission to murder any of Daredevil's friends or loved ones, including his later girlfriend Karen Page. After Bullseye was [[BackFromTheDead killed by Daredevil and revived]], he was rendered a paralyzed invalid in a metal case. In retaliation, Bullseye recruited several killers to his cause and began a systematic campaign to drive Matt insane by threatening the lives of his friends, lovers, ex-wife and anyone he held dear, proving that even being a [[EvilCripple cripple does nothing to stop his evil]] evil or his willingness and ability to destroy whatever Matt loves. When recruited by ComicBook/NormanOsborn, Norman Osborn, Bullseye took advantage of his position on the Dark Avengers to torment and kill innocents on a whim. Even when not on the job, Bullseye takes great glee in random acts of cruelty, from slaughtering an intersection of people—[[ImprobableWeaponUser using]] using mainly [[ImprovisedWeapon paper clips]]--to alleviate boredom, to starting a gang war that will lead to countless deaths just to bask in the suffering of others. Combining {{sadis|t}}m sadism with [[ItsAllAboutMe twisted narcissism]] narcissism and LackOfEmpathy for anyone, Bullseye sets the standards of evil for hitmen in the Marvel-verse and serves as an inspiration to many of its killers and monsters.
** Purple Man, born Zebediah [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Killgrave]], he might not have the most intimidating moniker, but he more than makes up for it with his sheer depravity. During his first outing, Killgrave used his powers of persuasion to take control of [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]'s girlfriend, Karen Page, and tried to rape her, a [[SerialRapist trend he continued through the years]]. Later [[RoguesGalleryTransplant revamped]] by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis in his series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' into an amoral [[TheSociopath sociopath]], Killgrave defeated the young superheroine Jessica Jones and [[MindRape made her his mental slave]], forcing her to watch him commit crimes, date rape women, and assist him throughout it all with her unable to do anything to stop him. While heaping physical, verbal and mental abuse on Jessica, stopping short of outright rape because she "wasn't worthy" of him, Killgrave later massacred an entire restaurant by ordering everyone to stop breathing for nothing more than being too loud, and followed this up by ordering an entire street of people to kill each other. In his latest appearance, Killgrave is revealed to have continued his penchant for raping women, purposefully impregnating several of them so they will give birth to children with his abilities, who Killgrave later recruits to his side after eliminating their parents, hoping to use the children to amplify his abilities and allow him to take his mental control powers global. Killgrave is what happens when you give someone who thinks ItsAllAboutMe is a code to live by, remove any empathy for other beings, and give them mind control powers and a serious desire to hurt others.
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** Copperhead [[FromNobodyToNightmare started off]] as Lawrence Chesney, son of a man who modeled for the cover of a pulp magazine called Copperhead. Lawrence's father felt the publishers cheated, so after his death Lawrence took the mantle of the Copperhead character and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge enacted his revenge]]. Copperhead began [[VigilanteMan killing criminals]] and [[CopKiller killed a cop]] who [[{{Hypocrite}} tried to stop him]], but quickly establishes himself as a creepy SerialKiller, who puts pennies on the eyes of the victims he just killed. After Copperhead killed one of the publishers for revenge, he was stopped from killing the other publisher by Daredevil, and died while fighting him. Copperhead went to hell after he died and made a DealWithTheDevil, returning to Earth as an [[OurLichesAreDifferent undead lich]]. At this point, Copperhead, who lost any of his KnightTemplar qualities or possible love for his father, and was fueled by a burning hatred of Daredevil, gathered other B-list Daredevil villains (Owl, Gladiator II, and Stilt-Man), and began a violent [[MobWar turf war]] with ComicBook/TheKingpin, which cost the lives of many people. Copperhead used those deaths as sacrifices to the Devil, gathering power from those deaths and using it transform part of New York into a version of Hell. Copperhead plans to sacrifice Dardevil and Spider-Man to open a portal to Hell and cause the downfall of mankind. Copperhead also torments his [[BadBoss allies]] with [[MindRape nightmarish illusions]], intending to do the same the rest of the world.
** Coyote [[FromNobodyToNightmare started off as a small time unnamed criminal]], who volunteered for an experiment that would [[PowerParasite duplicate]] the powers of the [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Spot]], a D-list [[VillainTeleportation teleporting]] [[Characters/SpiderManRoguesGalleryIToZ Spider-Man villain]]. [[PoweredByAForsakenChild This experiment involved putting Spot into a contraption that causes him pain, in order to power the machine that gives Coyote his powers]]. Coyote uses his new powers to become a [[PsychoForHire professional criminal contractor]]. He assassinates a drug lord by [[CruelAndUnusualDeath teleporting the blood out of his body]]. He is hired by a Middle Eastern warlord to open up a weapons supply route, which he does by teleporting a moving truck through a blocked off tunnel, killing several of the warlord's men in the process, just [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]]. Bullseye hires Coyote to mess with Daredevil, so Coyote plays [[MindRape mind games with Daredevil and tries to drive him insane]], by teleporting his dead father's skull into his desk drawer. Daredevil soon discovers Coyote's most depraved scheme: Coyote manages to use his powers to remove people's heads without killing them, leaving their bodies intact and able to perform tasks. Coyote kidnaps several people and removes their heads, sending out these headless bodies to be [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slaves]]. The male bodies are sent off to perform manual labor, while the female bodies are sent out to be {{sex slave}}s. [[AndIMustScream This process causes extreme pain to Coyote's victims]]. When Daredevil manages to free the slaves and Spot, [[TheDogBitesBack Coyote's former victims want to get revenge and try to kill Coyote]].

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** Copperhead [[FromNobodyToNightmare started off]] off as Lawrence Chesney, son of a man who modeled for the cover of a pulp magazine called Copperhead. Lawrence's father felt the publishers cheated, so after his death Lawrence took the mantle of the Copperhead character and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge enacted his revenge]]. Copperhead began [[VigilanteMan killing criminals]] criminals and [[CopKiller killed a cop]] cop who [[{{Hypocrite}} tried to stop him]], him, but quickly establishes himself as a creepy SerialKiller, who puts pennies on the eyes of the victims he just killed. After Copperhead killed one of the publishers for revenge, he was stopped from killing the other publisher by Daredevil, and died while fighting him. Copperhead went to hell after he died and made a DealWithTheDevil, returning to Earth as an [[OurLichesAreDifferent undead lich]]. At this point, Copperhead, who lost any of his KnightTemplar qualities or possible love for his father, and was fueled by a burning hatred of Daredevil, gathered other B-list Daredevil villains (Owl, Gladiator II, and Stilt-Man), and began a violent [[MobWar turf war]] war with ComicBook/TheKingpin, The Kingpin, which cost the lives of many people. Copperhead used those deaths as sacrifices to the Devil, gathering power from those deaths and using it transform part of New York into a version of Hell. Copperhead plans to sacrifice Dardevil and Spider-Man to open a portal to Hell and cause the downfall of mankind. Copperhead also torments his [[BadBoss allies]] with [[MindRape nightmarish illusions]], illusions, intending to do the same the rest of the world.
** Coyote [[FromNobodyToNightmare started off as a small time unnamed criminal]], who volunteered for an experiment that would [[PowerParasite duplicate]] duplicate the powers of the [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Spot]], Spot, a D-list [[VillainTeleportation teleporting]] [[Characters/SpiderManRoguesGalleryIToZ Spider-Man villain]].villain. [[PoweredByAForsakenChild This experiment involved putting Spot into a contraption that causes him pain, in order to power the machine that gives Coyote his powers]]. Coyote uses his new powers to become a [[PsychoForHire professional criminal contractor]]. He assassinates a drug lord by [[CruelAndUnusualDeath teleporting the blood out of his body]]. He is hired by a Middle Eastern warlord to open up a weapons supply route, which he does by teleporting a moving truck through a blocked off tunnel, killing several of the warlord's men in the process, just [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]].kicks. Bullseye hires Coyote to mess with Daredevil, so Coyote plays [[MindRape mind games with Daredevil and tries to drive him insane]], by teleporting his dead father's skull into his desk drawer. Daredevil soon discovers Coyote's most depraved scheme: Coyote manages to use his powers to remove people's heads without killing them, leaving their bodies intact and able to perform tasks. Coyote kidnaps several people and removes their heads, sending out these headless bodies to be [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slaves]].slaves. The male bodies are sent off to perform manual labor, while the female bodies are sent out to be {{sex slave}}s. [[AndIMustScream This process causes extreme pain to Coyote's victims]]. When Daredevil manages to free the slaves and Spot, [[TheDogBitesBack Coyote's former victims want to get revenge and try to kill Coyote]].Coyote.
11th Dec '17 12:54:50 PM ACW
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** ''ComicBook/WhatIf...Daredevil Lived in Feudal Japan?'': The Giant Shogun, an adaptation of the canon character ComicBook/TheKingpin, is the [[FatBastard massive]], hedonistic boss of the {{Yakuza}} who simultaneously runs Japan through manipulating the Emperor. The Shogun regularly orders assassinations, forces innocents into slavery, and often blackmails warriors into doing his bidding, notably [[EyeScream blinding]] the [[WouldHurtAChild infant son]] of Old Devil to force him into servitude in exchange for the cure for the blindness. Forcing Old Devil to massacre an entire ship of Americans so as to allow one of his spies to steal weapons plans, the Shogun [[NeckSnap snaps his spy's neck]] when [[YouHaveFailedMe he fails]], has the man's wife murdered, then begins transforming their child daughter Elektra into his personal killing machine, tormenting and raping her along the way. Years after murdering Old Devil, taunting him about the fact that there was never a cure for his son, Masahiro's, blindness, the Shogun poisons his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Stick to prevent any power struggles, murders one of his own men to steal his horse when he comes under attack, and leaves the Emperor of Japan to die to cover his escape. When confronted by a now-grown Elektra and Masahiro, the Shogun orders them both be incapacitated by a marksman, wanting to draw their deaths out painfully in public later as a show of what happens to those who defy him. A sadistic, greedy scumbag who cares for no one but himself, the Giant Shogun was nowhere close to his counterpart the Kingpin in nobility, honor, or grace, substituting these for depravity and malice tenfold.
11th Dec '17 11:08:13 AM BeastC
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** The ColorWash feels pretty Zack Snyder-y too, doesn't it?
13th Nov '17 10:38:41 PM DuelMark
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* IronWoobie:
** Matt lost his father as a child, runs a failing law firm due to his refusal to support guilty clients and [[spoiler:failed to save his girlfriend]]. Yet he still goes on to protect New York City, [[spoiler:[[DramaticIrony unaware of what happened to Elektra]]]].
** Elektra lost her mother as a child, [[spoiler:saw her father murdered in front of her, wrongfully assaulted her boyfriend and, when she tries to get revenge, is humiliated and is given a TakeThatKiss when Bullseye kills her]]. Her spin-off never lets her get the retribution she deserves.



* ValuesDissonance: Now that we have {{Action Girl}}s aplenty in all kinds of entertainment, it's pretty weird to see Matt be so utterly mystified at the concept of a woman who knows martial arts when he meets Elektra. Though, its very likely that Matt wasn't so much amazed that a girl could fight so much as he was that ''anyone'' could fight as well as she did, given how well she did during their fight.

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* ValuesDissonance: Now that we have {{Action Girl}}s aplenty in all kinds of entertainment, it's pretty weird to see Matt be so utterly mystified at the concept of a woman who knows martial arts when he meets Elektra. Though, its it's very likely that Matt wasn't so much amazed that a girl could fight so much as he was that ''anyone'' could fight as well as she did, given how well she did during their fight.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Elektra attempts to [[spoiler:catch the sai Bullseye throws at her]] instead of getting out of the way.
25th Oct '17 12:48:07 PM cwf123
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** Early on, Bullseye jokingly states [[NotWearingTights "I want a bloody costume."]] Characters not visually resembling their comic book counterparts would become a prevalent complaint throughout later Marvel films.

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** Early on, Bullseye jokingly states [[NotWearingTights "I want a bloody bloody/fucking costume."]] Characters not visually resembling their comic book counterparts would become a prevalent complaint throughout later Marvel films.
20th Sep '17 9:42:34 PM Migaman55
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*** Not to mention fans of Mark Waid's run may go down as the LighterAndSofter run of the series were disappointed to see a return to a DarkerAndEdgier tone, uprooting a relatively stable life for Matt in exchange for more tragedy and brooding.

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*** Not to mention fans of Mark Waid's run may go down as the LighterAndSofter run of the series were disappointed to see a return to a DarkerAndEdgier tone, uprooting a relatively stable life for Matt in exchange for more tragedy tragedy, brooding and brooding.darkness.
20th Sep '17 9:35:23 PM Migaman55
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** Mark Waid's run, while it was well received critically and seen as a breath of fresh air for Matt, many longtime Daredevil fans ''loathed'' the changes Waid made, as they felt the lighter tone fit other heroes better than Matt. Many aspects of the run-the snarkier Matt, the storyline dealing with the Sons of the Serpent, the reveal of his identity, Foggy's cancer subplot, and several others are simultaniously beloved for their handling by some and hated for being ill-fitting for Daredevil.
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