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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bullseye_61.jpg]] ²%% [[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]²²'''Bullseye''' is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Marv Wolfman and John Romita Sr., first appearing in ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' #131 (dated March 1976).²²Similarly to the [[Creator/DCComics distinguished competition]]'s [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]], Bullseye's true origin isn't known, and his [[MultipleChoicePast multiple-choice past]] is part of the character's appeal. In the past, he's answered to the names Lester, Leonard, and Benjamin Poindexter, but none of them have ever truly been established as his real one. Instead, he's defined by his trademark skill: [[ImprobableWeaponUser the ability to use anything as a projectile weapon]].²²He's also well-known as one of Daredevil's most frequent rogues, often antagonizing the Man Without Fear, and he infamously killed both ComicBook/{{Elektra}} ''and'' Karen Page -- two of Daredevil's most prominent love interests. After the [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrull invasion of Earth]], he even (briefly) became the "new" ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, as part of ComicBook/NormanOsborn's ComicBook/DarkAvengers.²²As one of Marvel's most popular villains, Bullseye has appeared frequently in other media. He was portrayed by Creator/ColinFarrell in the 2003 ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie, and Creator/WilsonBethel plays him in the third season of Creator/{{Netflix}}'s ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}''.²²----²!! Bullseye appears in:²[[folder:Notable Comic Books]]²* ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' (various runs)²* ''Bullseye: Greatest Hits'' (2004 -- 2005)²* ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'' vol. 1 (2009 -- 2010)²* ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' vol. 2 (2010 -- 2011)²* ''Bullseye'' vol. 1 (2017)²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' (2003), portrayed by Creator/ColinFarrell²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Television]]²* ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'' (2018), named '''Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter''' and portrayed by Wilson Bethel²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Video Games]]²* ''VideoGame/{{The Punisher|NES}}'' (1990)²* ''VideoGame/SpiderManVsTheKingpin'' (1991)²* ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'' (2005), voiced by Steven Blum²* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' (2006), voiced by Peter Lurie²** ''Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2'' (2009), voiced by Creator/BrianBloom²* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' (2012)²* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' (2013), voiced by Dave Boat²* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'' (added in 2014)²* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' (2015)²* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes2'' (2017)²[[/folder]]²----²!! He provides examples of:²* AbusiveParents: One of the few constants to his MultipleChoicePast is that one or both of his parents beat him when he was a kid. Another constant is that they stopped doing it because [[SelfMadeOrphan he murdered them]].²* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:As of Daredevil 27, he's blind as well as totally paralyzed. He has lost all five senses and is now, in the words of Daredevil, "a living brain in a flesh and bone coffin."]] He has gotten better thanks to the Hand.²* AntiHeroSubstitute: To Hawkeye during his time in the Dark Avengers.²* ArchEnemy: While Murdock and Fisk have drifted into WorthyOpponent territory at times, [[HateSink only pure hatred will ever exist]] between Murdock and Bullseye.²* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Murdered by Daredevil [[KarmicDeath the same way he killed Elektra]] in ComicBook/{{Shadowland}}. He came back, but see AndIMustScream above. He has since been healed, thanks to the Hand.]]²* AxCrazy: One of the single most psychotic characters in the MU. [[UpToEleven Even being doped out on anti-psychotics didn't do much]], if anything, to curb his homicidal sadism.²* BadassBiker: An element from his film appearance filtered its way into the comics.²* BadassLongcoat: In his modern appearances.²* BadassNormal-->EmpoweredBadassNormal: He is at the absolute peak of human physicality and possesses astonishing skill with weapons, but had no real powers until part of his skeleton was laced with adamantium.²** However, the emphasis here is on ''normal,'' and he knows it. He is, as American Eagle put it before beating him into paralysis, a cowardly piece of crap who is very careful to avoid opponents who are out of his weight class. Daredevil and the Punisher are pretty much the upper limit of what he can safely handle. You won't see him going after any of the heavy hitters in the Marvel Universe.²* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Lady Bullseye resurrected him and he returned to seek revenge on Daredevil.]]²* BaldOfEvil: Currently, now with a bonus bullseye that was once [[TattooedCrook tattooed]] but is now [[GoodScarsEvilScars scarred]] onto his forehead.²* BrooklynRage²* CardCarryingVillain: He even states that his childhood ambition was "to be the bad guy." And then there's the fact that he enjoys his AxCrazy psychopathy.²* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: While weaker than Daredevil, he is actually quite close to him in strength, and at times has showings like [[NeckLift neck lifting]] people easily with one hand and breaking their necks, and impaling them with him fingers, or impaling a Swat helmet with a truncheon, in addition to throwing his improvised weapons with extreme piercing power²* CrazyPrepared: The two issue comic '' Bullseye: Perfect Game'' showed that Bullseye can go to ridiculous extremes in preparing for a job. A job required him to go undercover as a baseball player, so he hired Satana to make his soul look different in case Doctor Strange or some other magic user was in the audience and he hired Taskmaster to teach him how to move and even pitch differently. ²* CutLexLuthorACheck: He had tremendous potential as an athlete and baseball player due to his expert marksmanship, but his psychopathic nature came out and he killed a player. He actually does make a lot of money as an assassin, but he never spends any of it (He believes he may have more money than Norman Osborn from his jobs).²* DeadpanSnarker: On a good day or when he is hanging out with Deadpool, otherwise he is more psychotic than deadpan.²* TheDragon: To Kingpin. [[note]]Bit of PopculturalOsmosis, though, as he had the post only (very) briefly during Miller's run (crippled in a fight with Daredevil, he's put out of commission and gets super pissed on finding out that Elektra has taken over -- this does not end well for her).[[/note]]²* TheDreaded: At the start of Brubaker's run, he is transferred from the Raft to Ryker's Island. Absolutely ''everyone'' in Ryker's -- even a guard and a prisoner in the middle of a savage brawl - -[[MassOhCrap drops what they're doing and stares blankly in horror when they find out.]]²-->''"I know something is wrong that morning, because a silence spreads through the prison. It starts at the transfer gate and then moves through the cell blocks, level by level... No matter where they are, slowly all the convicts in Rykers stop what they're doing... They stop yelling, they stop playing ball, they stop hurting each other... They just stop. But their pulses start racing. That's how I know that Bullseye had come to Rykers."''²* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the "Shadowland" arc. He got better.²* EnemyMine: Forced to team up with Matt when the two of them and Kingpin stage a breakout from Ryker's in Brubaker's run. Neither he nor Matt is happy about it.²* EvilCounterpart: One of the most iconic examples of this to Daredevil, if not the main one. He's a crazed killer with nearly perfect aim, contrasting the blind hero with superhuman senses. In addition, Daredevil himself is not immune to feeling a little crazy from time to time. ²* EvilCripple: [[spoiler:Since coming back, he has been confined to an iron lung. Eventually, it gets even worse. Then in the third volume of Elektra's book, he got completely better.]]²* EvilVsEvil: His own limited series has him bringing down a Colombian drug cartel led by a BadBoss drug lord with a penchant for torture.²* FauxAffablyEvil: He loves acting friendly and humorous to taunt Matt, whom he knows won't kill him.²* {{Foil}}: Post "Shadowland", he becomes one to Daredevil himself. [[spoiler:While DD has all senses and capabilities ''but'' his sight, Bullseye has ''only'' his sight left, stuck inside of an iron lung and can only watch everything before him. And then he loses even that, until the Hand comes in to fix him up.]]²* ForTheEvulz: Bullseye is a paid mercenary and earns a sizable fee for his murders.... But he recently revealed he barely ever spends it since he'd rather spend his time killing ''even more'' people. He even states that he's gotten so much cash over the years for his various jobs [[{{Fiction500}} he's probably richer than Norman Osborn.]]²** Once it's even established that one of the reasons why his services are so sought out by the criminal underworld is because he kills so many people "off duty" that it's next to impossible for the police to discern whether his latest victim was a hired hit or not. ²* FBIAgent: The Netflix version of the character is a LawmanGoneBad character.²* FreudianExcuse: His parents were abusive drunks. When Matt finds out, he uses it to taunt him in a fight and throw him off.²* GeniusBruiser: He's fiendishly intelligent and an excellent planner. For example, he once fired on Daredevil with a revolver which he then discarded after one shot. When Karen Page thinks she has an advantage and tries to shoot him, he reveals that it intentionally only contained one round. Furthermore, he's also a very adept hand-to-hand combatant, which has caught more than a few people by surprise.²* ImprobableAimingSkills: They don't call him "Bullseye" for nothing. Certain heroes, primarily Daredevil, do give him trouble in this department however.²* ImprovisedWeapon: Things that Bullseye has used as weapons include, but are by no means limited to, playing cards, paperclips, toothpicks, paper airplanes, golf balls, peanuts, and [[SerialEscalation several of his own teeth]].²* ImprobableWeaponUser: Listing all the things he can kill you with would take up this entire page. To quote when he was in prison once:²-->'''Bullseye:''' They have me on stool softeners and liquid food because they're afraid that if I have a solid bowel movement I'd kill someone with it. [[ProperlyParanoid And I would, too.]]²* KickTheDog: Where to even begin? In the interest of saving time, we'll only mention his murder of a church full of nuns and Karen Page in Kevin Smith's run.²* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Bullseye may be crazy, but he's not stupid. He knows when it's time to retreat. He was also was the one to tell Osborn that his plan to invade Asgard was insane.²* KnifeNut: He's an expert marksman and uses firearms on occasion but prefers to use blades and improvised weapons instead.²* MultipleChoicePast: Ask him for his backstory and he'll give a different story each time. The only thing that ever remains consistent any time he talks about his past is that he had AbusiveParents, that he kills his parents, and that he was a baseball player before becoming a Killer for Hire. ²* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the Netflix show, his common alias Benjamin Poindexter is changed to be his official name. ²* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: He's been on the receiving ends of some absolutely devastating ones from Matt. Taken up to eleven in Bendis' run when he not only beats him nearly to death, but carves a bullseye symbol into his head and gives him a vicious ''ReasonYouSuckSpeech''. This was when Bullseye tried to kill Milla and caught Matt at the end of his tether.²* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Bullseye is known to turn down jobs if he thinks killing the target will be too easy or simply no fun at all. This trope is also the reason why he quit playing baseball -- because his skills made the game too easy.²* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Has used the alias "Ben Poindexter" numerous times, but we've never found out his real name. The Netflix show made this official name. ²** He does respond to "Lester," but it's unknown if this his name or a frequent alias.²* NotWearingTights: He originally wore the blue spandex costume pictured above. In more recent years, however, he has donned a costume based on his appearance in the film, consisting of motorcycle clothes, a trenchcoat, and a bullseye symbol on his forehead. He'll still use his costume depending on the story.²* PracticallyJoker: With his insanity, MultipleChoicePast and very personal attacks on Daredevil, he's considered Marvel's answer to the Joker.²* PragmaticVillain: One of the Marvel Universe's most triumphant examples. While Bullseye is a sociopath, he lacks the delusions of grandeur and lofty ambitions that crop up in his employers like Norman Osborn or Wilson Fisk, and sticks exclusively to his interest in murdering people for money. As mentioned elsewhere on this page, he cautiously avoids fighting anyone outside his weight class, and when his job starts to take him places that are clearly outside his pay grade, [[KnowWhenToFoldEm he'll happily bail.]] This can make him often ''more'' dangerous than his employers, since he knows when to lay low if that'll get the job done, and never making the classic supervillain mistake of letting his reach exceed his grasp. ²* ProfessionalKiller: Probably the best assassin in the Marvel Universe.²* PsychoForHire: At one point, he reveals that he has spent basically none of the money he has made from his assassinations over the years. Money is just a handy way to keep score.²* {{Sadist}}: To the point where he'll still murder and torture people even when he's not on the job.²* ScarilyCompetentTracker: He will find you even if it takes him to the ends of the earth.²* SelfMadeOrphan: Details about where and when vary, but he does often state how he murdered his parents.²-->'''Psychologist''': And you say your father beat you?\²'''Bullseye''': Yes, until I was fourteen. \²'''Psychologist''': Hmmm. I see. And what happened then?\²'''Bullseye''': (kills psychologist with [[ImprobableWeaponUser a voice recorder]]) [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I killed him.]]²* SlasherSmile: Almost his default expression²* TheSociopath: The most obvious example among Daredevil's rogues, with his short temper, need to hurt people, and malignantly antisocial behaviour.²* StuffedIntoTheFridge: He's done some stuffing in his time. Running tally of hero's girlfriends gruesomely murdered: [[spoiler:Daredevil - 2 (Elektra and Karen Page), The Sentry - 1 (Lindy Reynolds)]]. He also attempted to do this to Milla Donovan.²* VillainousCrush: Varies on writer, but Bullseye seems to have an attraction to Elektra since her resurrection.²* VillainWithGoodPublicity: When he was "Hawkeye" of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers.²* VitriolicBestBuds: With SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. He has admitted that Deadpool is the only person he likes, and he even attended his funeral and ''mourned'' him in secret. They're still perfectly okay with the idea of killing each other, though they tend to have more fun doing it to each other than anybody else. ²* WouldHurtAChild: And has.²----

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