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* AdaptedOut: Unlike his comics counterpart, his skeleton is not laced with Adamantium due to those rights being with Fox's ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' at the time that ''Daredevil'' Season 3 was filmed.

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* AdaptedOut: Unlike his comics counterpart, his skeleton is not laced with Adamantium due to those rights being with Fox's ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' at the time that ''Daredevil'' Season 3 was filmed. Nevertheless [[spoiler:TheStinger in the final episode shows him getting Cogmium steel reinforcements for his broken vertebrae.]]


!!Wilson Fisk's protection detail


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!!Wilson !!!Wilson Fisk's protection detail

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* CruelToBeKind: She divorced her husband to ensure that Fisk can't hunt him down.

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* CruelToBeKind: She divorced her husband to ensure that Fisk can't couldn't hunt him down.

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* {{Foil}}: When finally joining Fisk, Dex becomes a contrast to James Wesley. Both served as Fisk's right hand man and chief enforcer, with Dex even telling Vanessa to consider him the "new" Wesley when they meet. However, Fisk and Wesley's friendship was entirely genuine on both sides, with Fisk [[BerserkButton being infuriated]] when he learns of Wesley's death and [[ItsPersonal ordering Karen's murder when she confesses her guilt]], while Dex is merely a tool he is perfectly willing to manipulate and later discard. While Wesley was far less of a physical threat than Dex, he was more mentally stable and competent with enforcing Fisk's demands, while Dex is more impulsive and becomes increasingly desperate and accident-prone as he struggles to gain Fisk's approval and avoid his wrath, which further leads to his downfall.


!!!'''Appearances:''' ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' | ''Film/TheConsultant''[[note]]Archive footage from ''The Incredible Hulk''[[/note]] | ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' | ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' | ''Film/AvengersEndgame''

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!!!'''Appearances:''' ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' | ''Film/TheConsultant''[[note]]Archive footage from ''The Incredible Hulk''[[/note]] | ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' | ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' | ''Film/AvengersEndgame''
''Film/AvengersEndgame'' | ''Black Widow''



* HateSink: In all his appearances, he's made to be thoroughly unlikeable and despicable as possible. The fact that he is a GeneralRipper, TheNeidermeyer, ObstructiveBureaucrat and InspectorJavert all rolled into one is already bad enough, but the fact that he's supposed to be on the side of the heroes makes this even worse. He repeatedly calls the Avengers out for their inability to mitigate damage control, while refusing to take accountability for his own faults. He also obstructs the heroes from doing their job; as best seen when Stark tries to deal with Zemo, and orders Rhodey to arrest the fugitive Avengers despite them being the only hope of stopping Thanos. While Zemo and Thanos are the main threat, they at least have sympathetic qualities that make it hard for audiences to root against. Thus, Ross is made the perfect punching bag for audiences to jeer at.

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* HateSink: In all his appearances, he's made to be thoroughly unlikeable and despicable as possible. The fact that he is a GeneralRipper, TheNeidermeyer, ObstructiveBureaucrat and InspectorJavert all rolled into one is already bad enough, but the fact that he's supposed to be on the side of the heroes makes this even worse. He repeatedly calls the Avengers out for their inability to mitigate damage control, while refusing to take accountability for his own faults. He also obstructs the heroes from doing their job; as best seen when Stark tries to deal with Zemo, and orders Rhodey to arrest the fugitive Avengers despite them being the only hope of stopping Thanos. While Zemo and Thanos are the main threat, they at least have sympathetic qualities that make it hard for audiences to root against. Thus, Ross is made the perfect punching bag for audiences to jeer at. He loses this trope in ''Avengers: Endgame'' by gaining some sympathy points, as by the time of that film, [[spoiler:the Sokovia Accords no longer take effect, and he also attends the funeral of Tony Stark]].


* AssholeVictim: After her screen time was spent being blatantly racist toward Inhumans, annoyingly smug toward the Team Coulson, killing [[KickTheMoralityPet her own brother for being a Inhuman]], and generally getting away at every turn, it's really hard not to cheer when she gets blown up.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Presents a law-abiding if strident voice to the American people, while she is secretly aiding and abetting the Watchdogs' campaign against Inhumans. Daisy even lampshades this.

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* AssholeVictim: After her screen time was spent being blatantly racist toward Inhumans, annoyingly smug toward the Team Coulson, killing [[KickTheMoralityPet her own brother for being a Inhuman]], and generally getting away at every turn, it's really hard not to cheer when she gets blown up.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Presents a law-abiding if strident voice to the American people, while she is secretly aiding and abetting the Watchdogs' campaign against Inhumans.
up. Daisy even lampshades this.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Presents a law-abiding if strident voice to the American people, while she is secretly aiding and abetting the Watchdogs' campaign against Inhumans.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played with. She almost has her own brother killed by the Watchdogs for becoming an Inhuman, but after he begs for his life, she decides not to go through with it. She finally follows through with it personally at the end, but if they were in each other's shoes he would've done the same to her--after all, they had made a promise to each other.
* {{Expy}}: Her anti-Inhuman demagoguery and extremist attitude make her a very close DistaffCounterpart for Senator Robert Kelly from [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the X-Men film series]].

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
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Played with. She almost has her own brother killed by the Watchdogs for becoming an Inhuman, but after he begs for his life, she decides not to go through with it. She finally follows through with it personally at the end, but if they were in each other's shoes he would've done the same to her--after all, they had made a promise to each other.
** She genuinely loved her mother and was devastated by her death.
* {{Expy}}: Her anti-Inhuman demagoguery and extremist attitude make her a very close DistaffCounterpart for Senator Robert Kelly from [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the X-Men film series]].series]] (although Kelly was much more sympathetic than her and eventually changed his views about superpowered people).


* AbsenteeActor: He is no where to be seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', though his absence from that film is justified as the CIA has no need to be involved when Thanos and the Black Order invade Earth. He also doesn't appear in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' either.

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* AbsenteeActor: He is no where to be seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', though his absence from that film is justified as the CIA has no need to be business being involved when Thanos and the Black Order invade Earth. He also doesn't appear in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' either.

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* AbsenteeActor: He is no where to be seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', though his absence from that film is justified as the CIA has no need to be involved when Thanos and the Black Order invade Earth. He also doesn't appear in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' either.


* TheDragon: Fisk crafts him into his personal enforcer and hitman for season three, and he spends most of the season posing as Daredevil to tarnish his reputation.

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* TheDragon: Fisk crafts him into his personal enforcer and hitman for season three, 3, and he spends most of the season posing as Daredevil to tarnish his reputation.


!!!'''Appearances:''' ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' [[note]](mentioned in "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E4FaceMyEnemy Face My Enemy]]")[[/note]] | ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''

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!!!'''Appearances:''' ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' [[note]](mentioned in "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E4FaceMyEnemy Face My Enemy]]")[[/note]] | ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''
''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' | ''[=WandaVision=]''


* ArchEnemy: Dex becomes this for Matt when Dex murders [[spoiler:Father Lantom]] in front of him.



* EvilCounterpart: To Matt, probably even more so than Fisk. Orphans (of both parents, at least during most of their lives), who were very skilled in different ways and trained to fight, and who in adulthood went into law enforcement - in different ways - while ultimately ending up living double lives. Their double life even involves the same costume.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Matt, probably even more so than Fisk. Orphans (of both parents, at least during most of Matt Murdock -- All the way. Both lost their lives), who were very skilled in parents at a young age albeit through different ways circumstances, both of them work for law enforcement, and trained to fight, they constantly suffer life crisis'. However, Matt found other parental figures in [[GoodShepherd Father Lantom]] and who in adulthood went into law enforcement - in different ways - [[GoodIsNotNice Stick]], whom while none of them were perfect, did care for Matt in their own ways. Whereas Dex [[spoiler:lost both his parents, killed his own mentor in a fit of rage, and everyone else he cared about died off, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth none of whom were nearly as sketchy as Matt's famial ties.]]]] Matt is also a respected lawyer and despite defending a few questionable clients, stays true to his morals, is mostly well liked by the authorities, and does the right thing for the most part. Dex however is an FBI agent who is constantly looked down upon by his superiors for his brutality [[spoiler:until they are all either killed off or turned dirty by Fisk]] and [[GreenEyedMonster expresses fierce jealousy towards vigilantes]], which ultimately ending up living double lives. Their double life turns him dirty and corrupts him into Fisk's [[ProfessionalKiller personal hitman.]] However, their fighting styles are completely different: Matt [[CloseRangeCombatant focuses on his fists]], specializing in close quarters combat and [[BoxingBattler uses boxing]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon just like his late father]], and even involves the same costume.though he does show he have some long-range skills, it's more of an improvised backup and even then, it's limited and he's only decent at it. Dex meanwhile [[LongRangeFighter is more of a marksman]] and unlike Matt, can use pretty much anything he grabs his hands on as a weapon, and while he is more than capable of holding his own during a brawl, [[CripplingOverspecialization he is at a significant disadvantage]] and has to resort to more defensive measures via constant blocking or find something he can throw. In many ways, Dex is what Matt Murdock would have become if he wasn't able to control his bloodlust and became a sociopathic killer instead of a fighter for justice.



* {{Foil}}: To Matt Murdock. Both lost their parents at a young age albeit through different circumstances, both of them work for law enforcement, and they constantly suffer life crisis'. However, Matt found other parental figures in [[GoodShepherd Father Lantom]] and [[GoodIsNotNice Stick]], whom while none of them were perfect, did care for Matt in their own ways. Whereas Dex [[spoiler:lost both his parents, killed his own mentor in a fit of rage, and everyone else he cared about died off, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth none of whom were nearly as sketchy as Matt's famial ties.]]]] Matt is also a respected lawyer and despite defending a few questionable clients, stays true to his morals, is mostly well liked by the authorities, and does the right thing for the most part. Dex however is an FBI agent who is constantly looked down upon by his superiors for his brutality [[spoiler:until they are all either killed off or turned dirty by Fisk]] and [[GreenEyedMonster expresses fierce jealousy towards vigilantes]], which ultimately turns him dirty and corrupts him into Fisk's [[ProfessionalKiller personal hitman.]] Their fighting styles are also completely different. Matt [[CloseRangeCombatant focuses on his fists]], specializing in close quarters combat and [[BoxingBattler uses boxing]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon just like his late father]], and even though he does show he have some long-range skills, it's more of an improvised backup and even then, it's limited and he's only decent at it. Dex meanwhile [[LongRangeFighter is more of a marksman]] and unlike Matt, can use pretty much anything he grabs his hands on as a weapon, and while he is more than capable of holding his own during a brawl, [[CripplingOverspecialization he is at a significant disadvantage]] and has to resort to more defensive measures via constant blocking or find something he can throw.

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* {{Foil}}: To FinalBoss: He's one of the final enemies Matt Murdock. Both lost their parents at a young age albeit through different circumstances, both of them work for law enforcement, and they constantly suffer life crisis'. However, Matt found other parental figures must defeat in [[GoodShepherd Father Lantom]] and [[GoodIsNotNice Stick]], whom while none of them were perfect, did care for Matt in their own ways. Whereas Dex [[spoiler:lost both his parents, killed his own mentor in a fit of rage, and everyone else he cared about died off, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth none of whom were nearly as sketchy as Matt's famial ties.]]]] Matt is also a respected lawyer and despite defending a few questionable clients, stays true to his morals, is mostly well liked by the authorities, and does the right thing for the most part. Dex however is an FBI agent who is constantly looked down upon by his superiors for his brutality [[spoiler:until they are all either killed off or turned dirty by Fisk]] and [[GreenEyedMonster expresses fierce jealousy towards vigilantes]], which ultimately turns him dirty and corrupts him into Fisk's [[ProfessionalKiller personal hitman.]] Their fighting styles are also completely different. Matt [[CloseRangeCombatant focuses on his fists]], specializing in close quarters combat and [[BoxingBattler uses boxing]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon just like his late father]], and even though he does show he have some long-range skills, it's more of an improvised backup and even then, it's limited and he's only decent at it. Dex meanwhile [[LongRangeFighter is more of a marksman]] and unlike Matt, can use pretty much anything he grabs his hands on as a weapon, and while he is more than capable of holding his own during a brawl, [[CripplingOverspecialization he is at a significant disadvantage]] and has to resort to more defensive measures via constant blocking or find something he can throw. final showdown, [[BigBadEnsemble along with Wilson Fisk]].



* ShadowArchetype: Dex is what Matt Murdock would have become if he wasn't able to control his bloodlust and became a sociopathic killer instead of a fighter for justice.

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* ShadowArchetype: Dex is what To Matt Murdock would have become if he wasn't able to control his bloodlust and became a sociopathic killer instead of a fighter Murdock. See EvilCounterpart for justice.more details.


* TragicVillain: He knows that he's an apathetic killer, which causing him immense self-loathing so he become an FBI agent to only targets bad people, but Wilson Fisk influence causes him to snap and become an insane killer willing to target innocent people.

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* TragicVillain: He knows that he's an apathetic killer, which causing him immense self-loathing so he become breeds an intense self-loathing. He later became an FBI agent to only targets target bad people, but [[TheCorrupter Wilson Fisk Fisk's]] influence causes him to snap and become an snap, transforming him into a fully insane killer willing to target innocent people.and guilty alike.


* UncertainDoom: His fate after Thanos's snap is left unknown.

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* UncertainDoom: His fate after Thanos's snap is left unknown. Although may be a moot point, considering the snap was later undone.

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* TheDragon: Fisk crafts him into his personal enforcer and hitman for season three, and he spends most of the season posing as Daredevil to tarnish his reputation.


* BigBadEnsemble: With Fisk under house arrest and unable to take direct action, Dex acts as TheHeavy for most of season three. When Manning has [[MoralityPet Julie]] murdered, Dex completely snaps and turns on Fisk, becoming an independent threat for the finale.

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* BigBadEnsemble: With Fisk under house arrest and unable to take direct action, Dex acts as TheHeavy for most of season three. When Manning has [[MoralityPet [[MoralityChain Julie]] murdered, Dex completely snaps and turns on Fisk, becoming an independent threat for the finale.


* BigBadEnsemble: Upon discovering Julie's dead body in "A New Napkin", Dex turns against Fisk and goes on the warpath against him, becoming an independent threat that Matt has to deal with in conjunction to Fisk.

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* BigBadEnsemble: Upon discovering Julie's dead body in "A New Napkin", With Fisk under house arrest and unable to take direct action, Dex acts as TheHeavy for most of season three. When Manning has [[MoralityPet Julie]] murdered, Dex completely snaps and turns against Fisk and goes on the warpath against him, Fisk, becoming an independent threat that Matt has to deal with in conjunction to Fisk.for the finale.

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