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Introduced in Daredevil

    Matt Murdock/Daredevil 
Played By: Ben Affleck

  • Amazon Chaser: He's more interested in Elektra when he realizes how capable a fighter she is.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Bullseye's murder of Elektra put an abrupt end to their romance. Even though she's brought back to life, he's unaware of that and she never reconnects with him.
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    Elektra Natchios 
Played By: Jennifer Garner

  • Adaptational Dye Job: Elektra Natchios in comics has black hair and blue eyes. Jennifer Garner uses her natural brunette hair, though she wears contacts to change the color of her brown eyes. However, instead of blue, they're green.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This incarnation of Elektra was never a villain for Daredevil. Even when she attacks him and gets into a fight with Bullseye, they're for more sympathetic reasons and has no desire to do harm to innocent people. Even when she becomes an assassin in her spin-off film, it's implied she goes after wanted criminals and refrains from harming her latest target, a father and daughter.
  • Badass Normal: She lacks a superhuman ability and is skilled enough in combat to trade blows with Daredevil and Bullseye. Gains magical abilities in her spin-off.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wear black leather in her fights with Daredevil and Bullseye, but she's closer to the former in morality than the latter.
  • Dude Magnet: Matt, Foggy, Bullseye and Mark are all attracted to her.
  • Hates Being Touched: By her own admission when Matt touched her hand (admittedly without permission). She also has this with Bullseye, ranging from enraged to visibly uncomfortable.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a black leather top and pants during her two final battles in Daredevil as opposed to the red leotard of the comics. Her outfit in Elektra is a bright red but is still leather.
  • You Killed My Father: Both her parents were murdered and becomes hellbent to murder their killers. She comes after Daredevil when she mistakenly believes he killed her father. Due to her unfocused mindset, Bullseye took full advantage during their fight. At the least, she avenged her mother.

    Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin 

  • Adaptational Jerkass: This incarnation of Wilson Fisk has fewer redeeming qualities and is far more callous.
  • Big Bad: The primary villain of the film and the one Bullseye listens to.
  • Lack of Empathy: To him, nobody is innocent. When he targets you, he has your whole family killed. To him, it's just business.
  • Race Lift: The first depiction of the character who is not Caucasian.

    Bullseye 
Played By: Colin Farrell

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He makes it clear pretty fast he finds Elektra rather attractive. Before fighting him, she shows some discomfort after he gives a Wolf Whistle and his acting flirtatious towards her only angers her more.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: While he is still Elektra's killer, he is not the one who killed her father in the comics.
  • Amazon Chaser: He seemed pretty excited that his target is not only attractive, but is capable of scratching his cheek with her sai.
  • Berserk Button: Dodging him or making him miss, making him have a personal desire to kill Daredevil for avoiding one of his throwing stars.
  • Carved Mark: Bullseye has a set of crosshairs carved into his forehead between his eyes.
  • The Corruptor: His defeat of Elektra, as well as murdering both her father and then her in a sadistic manner, may have contributed to why she became so aloof and merciless in her spin-off.
  • The Dragon: While more active than his boss, he's just following Fisk's orders.
  • The Dreaded: He's one of the reasons people are afraid to turn on the Kingpin.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts playful to his victims and, around attractive women like the stewardess and Elektra, he acts suave and flirtatious. This barely hides how violent he is.
  • Forceful Kiss: In the Director's Cut, Elektra gives him a scathing Death Glare for kissing her.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He takes his time with Elektra, treating their fight as sexual pleasure. When holding her close, he tries to kiss her and whispers to her in an almost loving manner before impaling her. Even hours after, he recalls her with a lustful sigh.
  • The Sociopath: He's a very low-functioning variation, having little patience, unable to really hamper down or try to interact calmly with various people, and treats physical harm to people as an enjoyment.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He pulls no punches with women. For Elektra, hitting her seemed almost sexually euphoric to him.

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