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Awesome: Dare Devil

Marvel Comics Series

  • In the "Man Without Fear" miniseries by Frank Miller, Matt deflects not one, but two gunshots with a stick, and one of them was struck back at the shooter. With. A. Stick.
  • Born Again, what does Daredevil do when his girlfriend turns into a drug-addicted porn actress, who tells Daredevil's secret identity to the guy's worst enemy, enemy who uses all of his influence and conections to make sure Matt's life becomes a living hell? He. Fights. On. That's what.
  • Every fight with Bullseye:
    • At the end of the Elektra Arc when Matt breaks Bullseye's back
    • Shortly after getting married, when he scars the cross-hair into the psycho's forehead
    • During the Murdock Papers arc, when he threw him in front of a bus
    • Shadowland #1, when Bullseye makes the ultimate Oh crap face.
  • At the end of the Hardcore storyline, when he beats the holy crap out of the Kingpin, thows him through a bar's window and proceeds to tell the next speech to every crook in attendance:
    Daredevil: This is the Kingpin! Your Kingpin! This is Wilson Fisk! And I beat him with my bare hands! And this man is going to rot in jail for the rest of his life for the hell he has made of this city! And if I could do this to him, imagine what I could do to you, any of you! If, from this second forward, you sell your drugs! Rob! Or whore! Anywhere near my city - if you can't control yourselves, if you can't figure a way to be productive in this life... Find somewhere else! Far from here! Far, far from here! I am here to say: if you people so badly need some sort of Kingpin, someone to lord over you - Well, from now on... it's me! I am not protecting this city anymore. I am running it! And I say: the people of Hell's Kitchen are my people. This is my territory now -And I say GET OUT OR CHANGE! Tonight! You think you know me? You think you know who I am? These are the new rules. This is how it will be from now on. Spread the word. And if you think I'm kidding... Look at the carcass in front of you— LOOK AT HIM!
    • Earlier in that same issue, Matt gives Kingpin a final warning before commencing the beatdown.
      Matt: It's over, Wilson.
      Kingpin: It's over, when I say it's over!
      Matt: No Wilson, it's over [proceeds to beat seven shades of crap out of him].
  • That one time when he detected a sniper in the next rooftop by feeling the laser of the rifle's laser scope against his skin.
  • During the non-canon oneshot Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe, The Punisher has, as You may have guessed, killed every hero and villain in the MU, including Hulk, Spider-man, Iron Man, X-Men and others. Frank kills some of the most powerful and most intelligent people in all of comics but Matt manages to survive right to the end and even tries to still reason with Frank. It pretty much cements his status as "The Man Without Fear" that he is able to calmly speak to a man who has murdered Godlike heroes and villains without panicking. In fact, Matt nearly stopped him and only died because he tried to reason. That is truly Badass.
  • His return in Daredevil: Reborn.
    Matt Murdock: I have faced my fears and came out the other side!! I AM NOT AFRAID!!
  • This wonderful Take That aimed at everyone who believes that True Art Is Angsty.
    Cole: "You know what gives me the strength? The loss. We're alike that way, I imagine. Admit it: nobody's who a stranger to that particular pain could ever be as driven as us."
    Daredevil: "Never - (throws his staff at her face, purposefully missing it by mere millimeters) - don't you ever say that to me ever again. That is a repellent statement. It's a vomitous insult to every cop - every fireman - every soldier alive who steps up to fight for those who can't! I am sorry for your loss! But if you genuinely believe that only the death of a loved one can motivate a human being to take up a cause... then get your pathetic, cynical ass out of my way so I can do my job!"
  • How does DD deal with six assassins with automatic weapons and night-vision goggles storming an apartment? By turning on the lights and beating them up while They are stunned.
  • The moment in Hardcore when he is pushed over the edge by Bullseye's attempt to murder Milla and proceeds to beat about the everloving shit out of him whilst delivering the mother of all "The Reason You Suck" Speech's to him, telling him that he is a worthless waste of space and will die unmourned. Then he carves a bullseye into his head and lets the police take him in. If ever there was a reason not to piss off Matt Murdock, this was it.
  • The Absorbing Man is a guy who can absorb the physical properties of anything he touches. Daredevil is a Badass whose powerset consists of heightened senses and a personal radar. You'd think it'd be a Curb-Stomp Battle, right? Wrong - when the Absorbing Man goes on a rampage in downtown Manhattan, Daredevil takes him on and takes a serious beating, but then we see why Matt Murdock's been able to triumph over villains who completely outclass him in power. The Absorbing Man absorbs the properties of the diamonds he's stolen, and suddenly becomes as hard and strong as diamond. This gives a badly wounded Daredevil the opportunity he needs, as he uses his radar sense to find all the little flaws that appear in the Absorbing Man's diamond body and start chipping away at them. Eventually, the Absorbing Man literally falls to pieces from all of Daredevil's attacks, even though DD is just about ready to collapse. Keep in mind that the Absorbing Man is a regular dance partner of both The Mighty Thor and The Incredible Hulk.
  • Matt's ruining of Kingpin's plan to escape from The Raft. Following Fisk's plan would require letting Fisk go and relying on Bullseye's help. So Matt, with the assistance of the warden, who he had befriended, and the Punisher, who had snapped him back to his senses, he leaves Bullseye and Fisk injured and makes it out, while simultaneously making himself appear to be Castle's hostage, which works towards clearing his name.
  • Vanessa Fisk's plan to get back at Matt and Wilson. She offers to fix Matt's Secret Identity problem under condition that Matt get Wilson out of prison. He turns her down. She does it anyway. This makes Matt feel morally obligated to uphold his end of the deal, and Fisk gets out of prison. As last acts go, it's pretty up there...
    • Also, Matt spins it pretty well. He makes Wilson give up his American citizenship and tells him to live a good life for Vanessa.
  • Daredevil confronts Ikari, a new villain with his same power-set. At first, DD thinks it'll be an easy fight, since he's had his powers far longer than Ikari. However, as the issue goes on, DD begins to doubt this. They are evenly matched, battered, and exhausted, DD moves the fight to an abandoned sporting goods store. DD hides and turns on the fire sprinklers, which dulls their senses. DD moves to grab a baseball-bat, thinking that Ikari has no way to know he's right behind him. Until Ikari turns around, looks at him and says "Try the red one." DD makes the sudden realization Ikari isn't blind, just before Ikari beats him within an inch of his life, telling him the only reason he didn't kill him is that his master wants DD to be afraid first.
  • Foggy Nelson in the 2012 series. DD has just received the thrashing of his life from Ikari. Meanwhile, Foggy is in the hospital, having been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. DD rushes to his side and rescues him from being killed by the still-unknown Big Bad. Foggy insists that his BFF has to calm down. By now, Matt is totally frazzled, facing an enemy who has all his heightened senses plus sight. And he doesn't know who's pulling Ikari's strings either. So Foggy takes the lead and helps DD figure out the identity of whoever's behind all these attempts to kill him. Surpriiiiiise! It's Bullseye. Foggy does all this while battling cancer. Which is...actually kinda badass.
  • After a confrontation with Bullseye, Bullseye is left blinded, essentially a prisoner in a flesh and bone coffin — his mind works, but he's paralysed and blind. Foggy asks Matt if he tried to save Bullseye's sight, and his response is made even better because it isn't a boast; it's a simple statement.
    Matt: I did what was right.
    Foggy: Of course you did.
  • Daredevil is essentially holding Bullseye hostage as Ikari comes at him. However, Bullseye says he has agents targeting Matt's loved ones, and we see people watching Matt's employees, Foggy, Kirsten and Milla. Bullseye says that, if Matt doesn't battle Ikari to the death and lose, those people will die... Que the reveal that Matt actually had his superhero friends watch over those same people. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.

2003 Film

  • Bullseye is very much this. His demand when he's told to kill Elektra and Daredevil?
    Bullseye: I want a fucking costume.
    • Plus when he kills Elektra... It's so hammy.
    Bullseye: You're good, baby. But me... I'm magic.
    (Bullseye flicks out an Ace of Spades and slices Electra's throat with it. Then he catches her thrown sai and grabs her.)
    Bullseye: And for my next trick...
    (He stabs her, making the sai 'disappear'.)
  • Young Matt effortlessly humiliating the trio of bullies who were getting their kicks by picking on a blind kid.
    • To elaborate, before Matt's accident, they beat him up after goading him into a fight. After Matt's left blind, they find him in the same alleyway & mock him for his accident, before challenging him to fight. As they start to walk away, Matt calmly responds "okay" and proceeds to repeatedly slap the lead bully across the face with his cane, before tripping him up after he throws a punch. A second kid runs at Matt, only for him to move & send the kid running into the garbage, and then Matt promptly knocks the final kid on his ass with a backflip kick.
  • The dialogue at the end pretty much tells us viewers of the end of Kingpin's Career.
    Kingpin: You hear that blind man? They're sirens, they're coming for you
    Dardevil: For me? Didn't you hear? The word's out on the Kingpin, they're coming for you. I can hear the police radios from here.
    Kingpin: No...I swear I'll tell them who you are.
    Daredevil: Go ahead, tell them. Tell the guys at Riker's all about how you got beat by a blind man. It'll be like blood in the water.
    Kingpin: Don't you worry about that, because I'll get out.
    Daredevil: I know, and I'll be waiting. Justice is served.
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