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Leadership

    Wilson Fisk 

    Vanessa Marianna 

Vanessa Marianna Fisk

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"We've been sitting here talking for hours and you're going to insult me like I have no idea what you really do?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Scene Contempo Gallery (formerly)

Portrayed By: Ayelet Zurer

Appearances: Daredevil

"People always ask me how can we charge so much for what amounts to gradations of white. I tell them it's not about the artist's name or the skill required, not even about the art itself. All that matters is 'How does it make you feel?'"

An art gallery owner who becomes romantically involved with Fisk.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, she has always been against Fisk's criminal activities, but here, she encourages him, and orders Ray Nadeem's murder.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She decides that the fact that Fisk is dangerous is actually a plus. If nothing else, it means he will definitely keep her safe.
  • Ambiguously Evil: She doesn't do anything particularly evil by herself, but she's not against encouraging Fisk to fulfill his vision to gentrify Hell's Kitchen by any means necessary. By season 3, the ambiguity falls away as she is the one to order Ray Nadeem's death.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seems perfectly nice and sane, but some of her suggestions and encouragement of Fisk's criminal behavior certainly don't fit a sheep.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Borderlined Unusually Uninteresting Sight, she reunites with Fisk, who has taken over Manhattan's organized crime and a chunk of the feds (while a "prisoner"), in part, to get her back. Their reunion is surprisingly unemotional. Its even implied, once she leaves the room, they don’t have contact again for the rest of the night. Justified on account of her being jet-lagged and needing to rest.
  • Karma Houdini: As part of a deal with Fisk, she is allowed to remain free, as long as her husband stays in custody.
  • Lady Macbeth: Shows aspirations of becoming one. While Fisk's inner circle believes she makes him weak, this is only partially the case: Fisk neglects his business when her safety is threatened, but is otherwise spurred on by her. She fully becomes this by season 3, where she insists that Wilson allow her to fully be part of his life (including the criminal side), and one of the first things she does is order the assassination of Ray Nadeem.
  • Love Interest: To Wilson Fisk.
  • Morality Pet: Subverted, it initially seems like she's going to humanize Fisk, but if anything, their relationship and his desire to protect her from his criminal activities lead him to committing even more violent acts, which she encourages. Made clearer in Season 3, when Fisk, upon learning that Vanessa is going to be facing criminal charges as an accessory to his crimes, becomes an informant to Agent Nadeem, and agrees to rat out other criminals in exchange for her protection. However this is later revealed to be a long-term gambit by Fisk, and when they are reunited, she calls for the assassination of Nadeem to show she is fully committed to becoming Fisk's partner in crime.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: She fancies herself Fisk's partner, and to her credit, Fisk considers her as such, but whereas he's a lifelong criminal mastermind she's merely a particularly savvy art dealer. Her first action as part of Fisk's criminal empire is to order that Ray Nadeem be killed. The fallout from Nadeem's death (his confession video going viral, and Matt indirectly finding out both Vanessa's role in the murder by torturing Felix Manning, as well as information that allows him to turn Dex against Fisk) dismantles Fisk's entire operation within a matter of days. Had she not been so bloodthirsty or eager to prove herself, Fisk would have gone ahead with his original plan to discredit Nadeem, a tactic which was working...but killing Nadeem meant that his dying confession video became admissible evidence in court.
  • Put on a Bus: Fisk arranges for Francis and some of his bodyguards to safely get Vanessa out of the country as he's being arrested. During Season 2, she's hiding out overseas, living off a special protection fund Fisk has set up for her with what assets of his weren't seized.
    • The Bus Came Back: She comes back towards the end of Season 3 as soon as Fisk's conviction is overturned.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Her character is mainly a way to humanize Fisk or to be his biggest weakness. Besides she is Out of Focus.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's only in the last two episodes of season 3, yet she's also the biggest motivation for Fisk's actions throughout the entire season. And her decision to order Ray Nadeem's murder ends up undoing Fisk's criminal empire.
  • They Do: Marries Fisk in the Season 3 finale.
  • Yoko Oh No: Owlsley strongly dislikes the distracting effect she has on Fisk and tries to have her killed for it. invoked

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Lieutenants

    James Wesley 

James Wesley

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"I'm curious about your...clientele. Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder or just the pretty ones?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Toby Leonard Moore

Appearances: Daredevil

"I mean, if he had an iron suit or a magic hammer, maybe that would explain why you keep getting your asses handed to you."

Fisk's right hand man during Season 1. He is very much the face of the organization for a long time, but never lets anyone forget that he's not actually in charge.


  • Affably Evil: Wesley is even-headed, calm and soft-spoken and he doesn't hurt people unless he has to.
  • Aloof Leader, Affable Subordinate: Wesley is much more approachable than his boss. This is both because of how socially awkward Fisk is, but also because it allows Wesley to act as a buffer insulating Fisk from the grunts who carry out the dirty work on the street.
  • Ambiguously Gay: His interactions with Fisk can come across like this. He speaks very highly of his employer, goes out of his way to please him, and even gets personally involved after finding out Karen Page spoke with Fisk's mother. He's never explicitly shown to be into women either.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: He regularly threatens peoples' loved ones to get their cooperation.
  • Artistic License – Gun Safety: He leaves a loaded gun unattended and within arm's reach of Karen as an Implied Death Threat. This ends up causing his death instead.
  • Ascended Extra: His comic counterpart is a rather minor character from the "Born Again" story. Here, Wesley is practically the beating heart of Fisk's entire operation.
  • Bookends: Wesley's first scene has him ordering a guard who owes money to Fisk to carry out a hit on Karen Page by threatening the guard's family. In his last scene, Karen Page kills him after he threatens her friends.
  • The Chessmaster: He might not be the guy at the top, but he largely serves as the brains behind Fisk's operations and is heavily responsible in orchestrating events and manipulating other characters.
  • Completely Unnecessary Translator: He's always present to act as translator during meetings of the heads of the crime ring. Fisk speaks both Japanese and Mandarin fluently while Nobu and Madame Gao can both speak English, Wesley's "translating" is really just for show. He looks very annoyed when Gao calls Fisk out on the deception in "Shadows in the Glass".
  • Composite Character: He also carries role of Oswald Silkworth, also known as the Arranger, who would arrange Wilson Fisk's day in order to give Fisk free time.
  • The Consigliere: Besides serving as Fisk's mouthpiece, Wesley also handles Fisk's personal affairs, like his scheduling.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Wesley could fill a whole book.
    • He dryly jokes to Vladimir and Anatoly that their issues would be more understandable if some guy in an iron suit or magic hammer was beating the shit out of their goons, instead of some guy in a mask.
    • When ordering Hoffman to kill Blake:
      Hoffman: Out of turn? You shot him.
      Wesley: Technically, we paid someone else to shoot him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Wesley has Karen sedated and threatens her with a loaded gun he leaves on a table between them. While he keeps the pistol closer to him than to her, he focuses on her friends and family rather than the immediate risk of him killing her. He is overly reliant on her partial sedation and her fear keeping her still, and never considers that she would attempt to grab the gun and shoot him.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's completely calm and composed even while Fisk beats Anatoly to death. Leland finds him unsettling half the time.
  • The Dragon: Wesley is Fisk's personal assistant, organizing his empire, meeting with business partners, and even doing dirty work without being asked to. He and Felix Manning are also Fisk's only actual friends (outside of Vanessa), as Fisk takes it really hard when Karen kills him.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: When Wesley pretends not to know where Anatoly is, he asks Vladimir whether his brother might have "a girl - or a boy - he might be celebrating with" without any apparent prejudice. Of course, in the same conversation he also pretends with a smile on his face that his boss didn't just murder Anatoly with his bare hands and a car door, so whether his words have anything to do with his convictions is another question.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Wesley is introduced by walking up to Clyde Farnum, who owes money to a boss recently "retired" by Fisk. He sits down, casually rattles off the amount of money Farnum owes them, shows him a live feed of his daughter on a tablet and the assassin sitting not ten yards from her, and gets Farnum to carry out a hit on Karen Page in exchange for his debts being forgiven. Not once does his voice raise above casual talk and he stays very polite about the entire affair.
  • The Face: He's the one who specifically goes out and does Fisk's dirty work for him. Up until Fisk comes out of the shadows, it's likely most of those in Fisk's organization have only spoken to him and not Fisk.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He doesn't even raise his voice or break into a nervous sweat when Karen gets ahold of his gun.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wesley's flat tone of voice, his flat expressions, and his glasses, are used to great effect.
  • The Heavy: In the first three episodes, Wesley is the more present antagonist than Fisk. While he makes very clear from the onset that he's only Fisk's mouthpiece, he is the one setting most of the story's plot points in motion. Many things are, in fact, a result of Wesley's own individual decision-making.
  • Honest Advisor: At times. Fisk trusts him to tell it like it is and even do what's best for his organization in situations where he cannot.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Played with. Fisk is by no means incompetent, but Wesley is typically the one who runs his business being exceptional at taking charge and manipulating people. While Fisk is quite cunning and tactical in his own right, he isn't as good with people as Wesley is and has a habit of losing his temper, while Wesley keeps his cool at all times.
  • Insistent Terminology: He's very insistent on only ever referring to Fisk as "my employer" in conversations with underlings so they don't know who the real shotcaller in charge is. It's such an engrained habit he even finds himself needlessly using this terminology well after Fisk has gone public.
  • Karmic Death: He's introduced threatening Farnum into trying to kill Karen in her jail cell. It's Karen who kills him in the end.
  • Large and in Charge: Not as much as Fisk, but he's 6'2" and has a fairly muscular build.
  • Last-Name Basis: People primarily address Wesley by his last name.
  • Like a Son to Me: Fisk drops the trope name word-for-word when revealing to Dex that this is how he felt about Wesley, before dispatching Dex to kill Karen and avenge him.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He transmits orders from Fisk early on, and most people have only ever spoken to him, never meeting Fisk at all.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Only his last name was known in the comics. In the 2003 film, Wesley was his first name rather than his last (the full name being Wesley Owen Welch, which actually was a plot point).
  • Nerves of Steel: Credit where it's due, even after Karen gets ahold of his gun, he doesn't even blink. He calmly tries to bluff her into thinking it's not loaded. It doesn't save him.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: He's Fisk's closest, if not only friend.
  • Non-Action Guy: He speaks several languages, can do accounting as well as handle criminal affairs, break people by talking to them and he serves as a very capable personal assistant. He also can fire a gun, as he and Francis do when Matt is escaping from them after his bouts with Nobu and with Fisk. But he makes the mistake of lowering himself to grunt work by abducting and subsequently threatening Karen without taking guards with him. Leaving a loaded gun on the table within her reach is a mistake few of his more battle-hardened subordinates would have made and she kills him as a result of this.
  • Not So Stoic: Actually looks shocked when Karen shoots him.
  • Only Friend: From what we see, Wesley is the only genuine friend Fisk has. Enough that Fisk is willing to order a revenge hit on Karen when she rubs the details of how she killed Wesley in his face.
  • Only Sane Man: Everyone in Fisk's organization has some vendetta or shade of insanity; even Fisk gets caught up in romance more than business. But Wesley? Pragmatic to a tee. It helps that he's very savvy.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: On behalf of Fisk, to Anatoly-
    "He'd like a word with you."
  • Sacrificial Lion: His death signals the point Fisk is truly desperate and is resorting to increasingly brutal methods as a result.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: On and off, especially when he threatens Karen from the shadows.
  • Shipper on Deck: Encourages Fisk's relationship with Vanessa, such as recommending good wines to impress her and bringing her to Fisk when Fisk is in a bad mood after being threatened by Madame Gao. He is noticeably the only other person in Fisk's organization who approves of it.
  • The Sociopath: While Wesley does have people he cares about, such as Fisk, he has a very cold detachment that makes it chillingly easy for him to do terrible things.
  • The Stoic: While Wesley can come across as even-tempered and friendly in a business-like way, in reality, there's a disquieting lack of emotion to him. Scenes where he's watching graphic violence or even when he's threatened with death, are met with a calm unemotive demeanor.
  • Tactful Translation: Quite often with Nobu and Gao such as "he does not like the accommodations" after a long and angry sounding rant. Nobu eventually threatens to cut his tongue out the next time he tries to water something down.
  • Two First Names: James and Wesley are both employed as first names.
  • Verbal Tic: He has such a habit of insisting that Wilson Fisk is referred to as his "employer" rather than by name that he finds himself doing it in needless situations, long after everyone knows who he is.
  • Undying Loyalty: Wesley's loyal to a fault to Fisk, and won't admit betrayal.
  • Villain Ball: Leaves a loaded gun within hand's reach of Karen, and is surprised when she ends up grabbing it when he's distracted by an incoming phone call and shooting him with it after he makes death threats towards Matt and Foggy.
  • Villainous Friendship: He legitimately cares about Fisk's well being on a friendly level, to the point of playing Shipper on Deck because he knows Vanessa makes him happy.
  • Wicked Cultured: Recommends excellent wines to his boss. Also sports a fancy Cartier wristwatch.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Is introduced strong-arming Farnum into carrying out a hit on Karen, and later kidnaps Karen trying to intimidate her.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He trips up when dealing with Karen. He believes that she's someone who can be cowed with threats and promises. Having been framed up, attacked, and almost killed (the latter two on Wesley's orders), Karen grabs his gun and shoots him to death.

    Big Ben Donovan 
See the New York City page

    Stewart Finney 

Stewart Finney

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Korey Jackson

Appearances: Daredevil

A former accountant who was arrested and housed with violent offenders after pissing off the wrong person. He helps Fisk get the lay of the land and assists him in consolidating power on the inside.


  • Commonality Connection: He connects with Fisk by appealing to him as a businessman and their shared belief that they are superior to the violent criminals they're incarcerated with.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He was a mortgage analyst on the outside who skimmed from his clients.
  • The Dragon: Becomes one for Fisk in jail, keeping tabs on the other inmates and providing him with information.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Well he does sport glasses, which makes this trope seem to be in place.
  • Mugging the Monster: He ended up locked in with hardened murderers like Fisk and Dutton because he double-crossed the brother of a very influential Justice Department official.
  • Put on a Bus: Or rather, left behind on the bus. He isn't seen at all during Season 3 despite being Fisk's prison Number Two; it seems Fisk left him behind.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Given what he used to be on the outside, he is more or less a replacement for Owlsley.

    Felix Manning 

Felix Manning

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"Answer my question, please. Do you understand your situation?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed by: Joe Jones

Appearances: Daredevil

“Off the record, you are incorrect. About what I do for a living. I don't fix problems. I make them disappear.”

Fisk's outside fixer in Season 3.


  • Ascended Extra: Like James Wesley before him, Felix Manning was a very minor character in the "Born Again" story, who stood out for his overly eloquent pattern of speaking, and both were killed in a shootout with Karen's pimp Paolo outside Foggy's apartment. Here, Felix is a high-ranking member of Fisk's empire.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Felix in the original comics was American. Felix in the show is British.
  • Affably Evil: Felix is rarely anything other than perfectly polite.
  • Dirty Coward: Subverted, he tries his best to remain uncooperative when Matt hunts him down after Nadeem's death, but finally cracks once Matt subjects him to the extreme torture of a High-Altitude Interrogation.
  • Evil Brit: He's a Brit with the looks of an elderly Daniel Craig, and he works for Fisk.
  • The Fixer: He works as one for Fisk, but Felix doesn't seem to like the term all that much. He says that he doesn't fix Fisk's problems; he makes them disappear.
  • The Handler: Among the many jobs that Fisk assigns Felix to do, he serves as Dex's handler. He picks Dex up from his apartment to take him to Melvin Potter's for outfitting and is also the one to report Dex's activities to Fisk.
  • High-Altitude Interrogation: Matt dangles him from a roof to get him to admit that it was Vanessa who ordered Nadeem's assassination.
  • Morally Bankrupt Banker: He moves Fisk's money through Red Lion National Bank.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Dialogue between Fisk and Felix implies that Felix had been working for Fisk before he was arrested, and had been looking after Vanessa while Fisk was in prison, though had not been so much as mentioned in seasons 1 or 2.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Serves Fisk as one to both Wesley and Owlsley, having taken up Wesley's duties of relaying orders to Fisk's underlings and threatening people to get their cooperation, as well as laundering Fisk's money through Red Lion Bank, which used to be Owlsley's job.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He dresses in crisp three-piece suits, as befitting a man of such a high position in Fisk's organization.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's one of the few people in season 3 who are loyal to Fisk out of respect and not thanks to intimidation or bribery.
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    Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter 

Henchmen

Law Enforcement

FBI

    Tammy Hattley 
See the United States Government page under Federal Bureau of Investigation

NYPD

    Detectives Blake & Hoffman and Officers Corbin & Farnum 
See the New York City Police page under 15th Precinct.

Department of Correction

    Officer Olsky 
See the New York City page under New York City Department of Correction

Criminals

    Turk Barrett 

    John Healy 

John Healy

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"I had issues. I'm better now."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Alex Morf

Appearances: Daredevil

"That's not a client. It's a shark in a skin suit."
Foggy Nelson

A contract killer hired by Fisk to kill Prohashka.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Seems to be the MCU version of Alvin Healy aka Tenpin, a juggler who used bowling pins as blunt weapons.
  • Bald of Evil: Not quite, but he's got a clearly receding hairline.
  • Beard of Evil: He's a bearded assassin with a long career.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: He commits suicide after revealing Fisk's name to spare his loved ones from the retaliation.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: If the assumption under Adaptation Name Change is true. The only thing related to bowling pins he does is deliver his finishing blow at the start of the episode with a bowling ball.
  • Composite Character: Of the two villainous Healy brothers, Tenpin and Oddball. The assassination he is hired for occurs in a bowling alley and he finishes the job with a ball.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: Though Healy gets away on self-defense, Matt certainly makes sure to word his closing statement in a way that makes it entirely clear that regardless of the jury's ruling, he intends for this to occur. He winds up killing himself for unrelated reasons.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: To judge from his reaction after revealing Fisk's name to Daredevil.
  • Eye Scream: He rams his eye into a broken piece of metal to kill himself.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After he tells Matt about Fisk, he points out that Fisk will have his family killed, and he subsequently impales his head on a fence spike to cover the thing up.
  • Improbable Weapon User: After his gun jams, he resorts to bashing the target's head in with a bowling ball.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Instead of using bowling balls or pins as a modus operandi like his comic book counterparts, he simply used a bowling ball as a weapon out of convenience when his gun failed to fire.
  • Professional Killer: He commits murders for money.
  • Psycho for Hire: It is clear he enjoys his job.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Believes in this because they don't jam up, unlike the gun his arms dealer sells him.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: The Healey brothers are enemies of Hawkeye and Captain America in the comics.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in one episode and isn't missed by anyone after biting it, but his one contribution to the plot - revealing Wilson Fisk's name to Matt Murdock - is extremely significant.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Though Matt has had his ass handed to him at least once before this point, it was because he was greatly outnumbered and led into a trap. Healy is the first individual to give him a hard time on equal terms.

    Oscar 

Oscar

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Devin Harjes

Appearances: Daredevil

A thug operating in Hell's Kitchen on behalf of Fisk.


  • The Brute: He's a thug used to intimidate those who may interfere in Fisk's plans.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: He blackmails one of the juror's in Healy's trial with a video she made when she was 19.
  • You Have Failed Me: He's subject to this if he fails in the jobs he's charged with.

    Rance 

Rance

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Craig Henningsen

Appearances: Daredevil

An assassin in the employ of Wilson Fisk.


  • Death by Irony: Farnum tried to kill Karen and make it looked like she hanged herself in her jail cell, a crime Rance participated in by threatening Farnum's daughter. He later meets the very same fate for failing to kill Karen.
  • He Knows Too Much: Is killed for being subdued by the man in the mask.
  • Knife Nut: When Wesley is threatening Farnum with having his daughter killed by Rance, he explains that he personally finds Rance's methods are "unpleasant." Based on the way Rance handles that knife during his fight with Matt, Wesley was making an understatement.
  • Never Suicide: Allegedly hangs himself in his cell. Karen quickly sees through it.
    Karen Page: [to Ben] What about Rance? Do you really believe that he just—just up and hung himself in jail? I mean that guard tried to do the same thing to me. Why don't you ask him?
  • Starter Villain: The first of Fisk's guys that Matt engages in a fight.
  • Would Hit a Girl: The threat of using his knife on Farnum's daughter is used by Wesley to get Farnum to carry out that first hit on Karen. When this fails he is sent to take out Karen in her apartment.

    The Valdez Brothers 

The Valdez Brothers

Species: Humans

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Lawrence Bingham (Miguel); Jose Guns Alves (unnamed brother)

Appearances: Daredevil

Two brothers that become Fisk's top muscle at Rikers Island.


    Jasper Evans 

Jasper Evans

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Matt DeAngelis

Appearances: Daredevil

A lifer who Fisk hires in season 3 as part of his plans to get out of prison.


  • Boom, Headshot!: Dex shoots him in the head with Karen's gun.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Fisk has threatened his son's life to ensure his cooperation.
  • False Flag Operation: Fisk pays him to shank him and make it look like the Albanians retaliating for Fisk snitching on them, so the FBI will move him to the Presidential Hotel. He is killed as the end goal of a different false flag operation when Fisk sends Dex to kill him at the Bulletin.
  • He Knows Too Much: Matt, Foggy, and Karen get him to tell them all he knows about Fisk arranging his own shanking in prison, and do get to tell other people like Ellison and Nadeem about this; however, Dex attacks the Bulletin and kills him before he's able to officially say anything more than his own name on tape.
  • I Have Your Wife: Fisk is threatening his son's life.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite only being in three scenes, Jasper's death is what finally convinces Nadeem to realize that Fisk is manipulating the FBI.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He's doing life in prison after he killed an old grandmother and a clerk during a convenience store robbery in 1991.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After being integral to Fisk's plan to get himself out of prison, Fisk is quick to have him disposed of by Dex.

    The Cleaning Crew 

Cleaning Crew

Species: Humans

Citizenship: American

Appearances: Daredevil

Two assassins recruited by Felix Manning to carry out hits on Kingpin's behalf.


The Tracksuit Mafia

    In General 

The Tracksuit Mafia

Appearances: Hawkeye

A primarily Russian gang working for Kingpin, known for their gimmick of all their members wearing (mostly) red tracksuits.


  • AM/FM Characterization: In the fifth episode, two members of the Mafia are listening to Run–D.M.C. and chatting about the band as they drive the Trust a Bro moving company. Another guy also talks to Kate Bishop about his enjoyment of Imagine Dragons and Maroon Five.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: While most of the gang is comprised of Slavic men, they also include the Lopez family, who are Native American, Enrique, who seems Hispanic, as well as a few Mook women.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: These guys do present a threat. To Kate. To Clint, though, they're nothing. He tears through all of them with ease, with the exception of Maya and Kazi, who slow him down a little. In the final episode of Hawkeye, they're a Redshirt Army and Kate joins Clint in being able to mow them down with ease.
  • Husky Russkie: An organized crime group that has primarily Russian members, led by Maya Lopez.
  • Hypocrite: One of the brutes of the Tracksuit Mafia complains that Kate Bishop talks too much while they have them captured in their headquarters. He doesn't exactly have much room to talk, since the group he's part of is practically incapable of shutting up.
  • Iconic Outfit: Their red tracksuits with yellow markings.
  • Inverse Ninja Law: In earlier episodes a half-dozen or so of them pose a fairly significant threat to Clint and Kate. In the season finale, an entire army of them show up to be trick arrow fodder.
  • Laughably Evil: With their incessant motor mouths and constant usage of the word "bro", the Tracksuit Mafia are probably the least deft criminal groups seen in the MCU thus far, with Clint himself looking more exasperated at having to see them again than worried. Even Laura Barton is dismissive of them to the point of calling them "idiots".
  • The Mafiya: One of New York's most notorious gangs in the criminal underworld... albeit for comedic reasons.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Maya's "Uncle" is the one that they answer to, while she focuses more on their day-to-day operations.
  • Mook Horror Show: They're subjected to this by Ronin during the Snap. And again in Episode 6 by Clint and Kate who unleash some disturbing trick arrows upon them.
  • Motor Mouth: Once the gang confronts one of their victims, they constantly start trying to talk tough and fast to intimidate them.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently Clint had encountered the group during his tenure as Ronin, which is why they recognize his costume in Hawkeye. It's implied that Clint's had run-ins with them even before that, as Laura shares his exasperation with them.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Downplayed. While the Tracksuit Mafia isn't exactly a group that inspires fear in the hearts of men, they are still a criminal organization, and act as such. Some of their acts include breaking into and stealing things from an underground auction, and trying to kill Kate Bishop to the point of burning her apartment down. Their real strength comes in the form of their significant numbers over the protagonists, although it does take quite a bit of them to make an impact.
  • Verbal Tic: They're known to have one of these, bro.

Lieutenants

    Maya Lopez / Echo 

Maya Lopez / Echo

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"Remind me. Who's in charge?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Tracksuit Mafia (formerly)

Portrayed By: Alaqua Cox, Darnell Besaw (young)

Appearances: Hawkeye | Echo

"You know what my father meant to me."

A high-ranking member of the Tracksuit Mafia and a deaf martial artist who holds a deep grudge against Ronin.


  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Maya is the last person to participate in the final battle against the Tracksuit Mafia at the Rockefeller Center.
  • Action Girl: Years of training in martial arts make her the most competent fighter in the Tracksuit Mafia.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the comics, her father was directly killed by Wilson Fisk, who later lied to her that it was actually Daredevil who did it. In the MCU, her father was killed by Clint Barton, who later confesses that Maya's boss wanted her father killed when Ronin was given a lead by one of his men, making him indirectly responsible instead.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, she becomes a superheroine after learning about how her uncle, the Kingpin, murdered her father. In the MCU, she is one of the main antagonists of Hawkeye, with Clint Barton having killed her father in front of her, leading her down a path of villainy. However, the last episode of Hawkeye implies that she wants to turn over a new leaf and have a better life away from the Kingpin, who was indirectly responsible for leading Ronin to kill her father.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Her father tends to call her "little dragon".
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Maya's mother is never seen nor mentioned.
  • Artificial Limbs Are Stronger: During one fight, she roundhouse kicks her opponent and sends him flying a dozen feet. Note: roundhouse kicks don't work that way. Fisk may have given her something special.
  • Badass Biker: Maya rides a motorcycle that she uses as a weapon against the Tracksuit Mafia following her Hazy Feel Turn.
  • Badass Driver: Maya drives a 1972 Dodge Challenger while pursuing Clint Barton and Kate Bishop through the streets of New York, evading most of their trick arrows until it gets wrecked at the end of the chase.
  • Bullying the Disabled: An unusual case. Upon meeting Clint face-to-face, Maya berates him for using a hearing aid, feeling that he would do better without it, and makes it a point to smash it in front of him once she knocks it out (although, this is more to hinder Clint rather than bully him so that she can subdue him more easily). Seeing as though she herself is completely deaf, Maya's criticisms are less about Clint suffering from hearing loss, and more that he's reliant on a hearing aid to help him in day-to-day life.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Having trained in martial arts at a young age in spite of her deafness, Maya proves to be a very tough enemy for Clint in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Co-Dragons: Played With. She's the clear leader of the Tracksuits and is held with higher regard by her boss, but her own Dragon, Kazi, helped him arrange the death of her father, putting him on somewhat equal authority.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Maya has never been referred to as "Echo" throughout her appearances in Hawkeye.
  • Cool Car: She owns and drives a 1972 Dodge Challenger that both Clint Barton and Kate Bishop admire. Unfortunately, it gets banged up quite badly after an intense car chase.
  • Create Your Own Villain: She holds a vendetta with Ronin after the latter killed her father, and it is later revealed that it was all orchestrated by her boss Wilson Fisk.
  • Daddy's Girl: Hawkeye reveals that Maya had an extremely close and loving relationship with her father, who encouraged her to be more than just her disabilities. It was him that inspired her to become the woman she is now and she was heartbroken by his death. Much of her motivation throughout the show is to track down Ronin, who she knows killed her father. As Clint later confirms, he did indeed kill him, but under the direction of Kingpin.
  • Dark Action Girl: Maya is a martial artist and a high-ranking member of the Tracksuit Mafia who tends to wear dark clothing, even until she decides to turn against them.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Although Maya is a dark-haired criminal who is often seen in black clothing, she has a moral compass, which is proven when she decides to fight against the Tracksuit Mafia after learning that Kingpin is the true mastermind of her father's death.
  • Death by Origin Story: Her father was killed by Ronin during the Snap.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Maya is not an amputee in the comics, but is one here. This is due to her actress actually having a prosthetic leg in real life.
  • The Dragon: To the actual leader of the Tracksuit Mafia, the Kingpin. It also fits figuratively with her nickname "little dragon".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: "Evil" might be too strong of a word, but she is a hardened criminal who still adored her father and clearly cares for her second-in-command, Kazi.
  • Foil:
    • To Kate Bishop. Kate was raised as Old Money, lost her father while she was still a child, looks up to Clint Barton as Hawkeye, and is new to being a hero. Maya, on the other hand, was poor enough as a child and her desire to be able to afford to go to a special deaf-only school was up in the air, lost her father as an adult, hates Ronin (and therefore unknowingly Clint) for killing him and is an experienced criminal.
    • To Yelena Belova. Both of them are competent female martial artists who were trained and raised by shady organizations, and they are both seeking to avenge the deaths of their beloved family members by killing Clint Barton. However, Yelena learns that Clint did not kill Natasha and leaves her grudge behind. Maya's case is slightly more ambiguous since Clint did kill her father through Kingpin's manipulation. Yelena is a more professional assassin who is equipped with high-tech gadgets to help her in her missions. Maya does not have such luxuries so she tends to rely on her subordinates to do her bidding. Also, Yelena is a blonde with a short to average stature while Maya is dark-haired and taller.
  • Handicapped Badass: She is a deaf martial artist who can mimic the physical movements of others. Just like her actress, she is also an amputee who uses a prosthetic leg.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Maya turns against Wilson Fisk upon learning he pinpointed Ronin to kill her father and drive her to a life of crime under his employment. It's unknown if she really did have a change of heart, but she tries to convince Kazi to leave New York with her to start a new life, but he refuses purely out of fear. In the end, Maya finally gets her closure by confronting an injured Fisk with a pistol pointed at him.
  • Heartbroken Badass: A force to be reckoned with in any scenario and provides a genuine challenge even for Clint and Kate, but it's clear she's still heartbroken by her father's death and wants nothing more than to find closure for it. She's later also devastated at having to kill her only friend Kazi because he refused to leave his life of crime in fear of Fisk.
  • The Heavy: Fisk is the Big Bad behind the Tracksuits, but Maya escalates the conflict of Hawkeye through her obsessive hunt for the Ronin.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She sports a leather jacket and riding pants in her first appearance.
  • Morality Pet: To Fisk. He may be a ruthless crime lord but he's genuinely fond of Maya and can't bring himself to harm her even when she has him at gunpoint.
  • One Steve Limit: She shares her first name with Maya Hansen.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: She begs her father to not die on her. Unfortunately, he signs back that he's already gone. She later does this to Kazi, but he's too scared of the Kingpin to leave their life of crime with her.
  • The Queenpin: She is a high-ranking member of the Tracksuit Mafia, but defects after learning her boss manipulated Ronin into killing her father.
  • The Quiet One: She's deaf and never speaks, using ASL to communicate.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Kazi says as much when he tries to get her to stop going after Ronin - he's an incredibly dangerous man, and it doesn't matter how good a reason she has for trying to kill him, she's going to cost a lot of people their lives in the process.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: In the comics, she is more of a Daredevil villain-turned-hero. In the MCU, she faces off against Hawkeye, with her hero status still in the air.
  • Silent Antagonist: Justified, as Maya has been deaf all her life, and thus has little reason to talk. She does communicate through ASL though, with Kazi translating for Clint and Kate.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: She has no involvement with the Tracksuit Mafia in the comics.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Threefer. She's Native American, deaf, and an amputee.
  • Tyke Bomb: Maya was raised and trained by the Tracksuit Mafia and its leader Wilson Fisk to become one of the organization's strongest enforcers.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was an adorable child who believed in dragons and grew up to be a formidable martial artist. Then she saw Ronin kill her father...
  • Would Hurt a Child: Strongly implied when Clint Barton and Kate Bishop discover that after their fight with Maya, she has been listing the names and ages of Clint's wife and children. Clint later decides to personally confront Maya about potentially targeting his family.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Maya Lopez in the MCU so far lacks the white handprint across her face that she had in the comics. However, her father did give her a temporary handprint across her face with his own blood shortly before dying in her arms on the night when Ronin killed him.
  • You Killed My Father: The one reason why she wants to kill the Ronin. She later learns that her boss, the Kingpin, is the true perpetrator, and shoots him in the face for it.

    Kazi 

Kazimierz "Kazi" Kazimierczak

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"We got 90 seconds to find the watch. Everything else is secondary."

Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Fra Fee, Phoenix Crepin (young)

Appearances: Hawkeye

"This is my life, Maya. My life! It was never supposed to be yours!"

A high-ranking member of the Tracksuit Mafia.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: Appears perfectly normal, as far as hardened criminals go, going as far as restraining Maya when she goes too far. His comic counterpart was a hired assassin who went around killing people while dressed as a clown.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: A blonde in the comics, but a brunette in the MCU.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, he was a dangerous hitman who deafened and almost killed Clint, as well as paralyzed his brother. While competent on the show, he's nowhere near as dangerous and gets bested by an inexperienced Kate more than once. Clint later calls him a doormat.
  • Alliterative Name: Kazimierz Kazimierczak.
  • Arrow Catch: He successfully catches one of Clint's arrows that is aimed at him in the Hawkeye season finale.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Downplayed, but he appears to be in charge of the common rankers and was the one who put up most of a fight against Kate in the wine cellar fight. He later fights Clint in Episode 6 with some degree of competence and even catches one of his arrow midflight.
  • Co-Dragons: Played With. While he's subservient to Maya, he's high-ranking and trustworthy enough that Fisk assigned him to the orchestration of her father's murder, and he takes over as the Tracksuits' field leader after Maya betrays them.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He never takes on his comic book persona, the Clown. Instead, he's just another Tracksuit who acts as Maya's right hand.
  • Commander Contrarian: Challenges Maya after her vendetta against the Ronin gets several Tracksuits hurt or killed. However, he remains loyal to her until the Kingpin tells him otherwise.
  • The Dragon: To Maya Lopez. He clearly holds a leadership position of some kind in the Tracksuit Mafia, seemingly being the highest-ranking member in the group's pecking order to appear outside of Maya herself.
  • Extreme Doormat: Clint's opinion of him, though it's more of an Informed Flaw. Kazi is willing to challenge Maya, though only in private. However, he's a genuine doormat to the Kingpin.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Maya, as shown in the photo showing Kazi with Maya and William, with Kazi in the middle.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Far more composed than Maya, frequently reining her in when she gets too focused on revenge.
  • In Name Only: Borders on this, having next to nothing in common with his comic book counterpart aside from being called Kazi and working with the Tracksuit Mafia.
  • Only Sane Man: The most serious member of the Tracksuit Mafia, in contrast to the others' buffoonery. When being "interrogated," Clint notices Kazi quietly observing him in the background and remarks that he's the most likely to be in charge.
  • Redemption Rejection: Kazi refuses to run away with Maya to start a new life, mostly out of fear of Fisk, and attacks his Only Friend. Maya stabs him mostly out of self-defense and he warns her that Fisk will be coming for her.
  • Repetitive Name: Kazimierz Kazimierczak.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His status as a translator, being one of Fisk's most reliable and dependable underlings, and one of his few trusted confidants brings to mind James Wesley.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has Russian mob-style tattoos on his neck and the back of one hand.
  • Translator Buddy: He acts as Maya's translator because apparently none of the other Tracksuit Mafia have learned American Sign Language yet.
  • Uncertain Doom: We never see Kazi directly die, with the last time we see him being wounded on the ground after being stabbed with a tiny knife by Maya and warning her about Fisk. We never see a body either, making it possible for him to come back in Echo.

    William Lopez 

William Lopez

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"I'm already gone. Fly away from here, little dragon."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Zahn McClarnon

Appearances: Hawkeye

A high-ranking member of the Tracksuit Mafia and Maya Lopez's father.


  • Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, Maya Lopez's father is Willie "Crazy Horse" Lincoln.
  • Anti-Villain: We don't really see him doing anything evil. He just so happened to work for a criminal organization in order to provide for his daughter.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in Maya's arms during her origin flashback after being mortally wounded by Clint as Ronin.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Killed by Clint as Ronin, rather than the Kingpin. Although it's implied that the Kingpin arranged his death.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: "Evil" is stretching it, but he was a criminal, and nevertheless a doting father to Maya.
  • A Father to His Men: Kazi says as much when he tries to invoke Will's focus on his men's wellbeing to get Maya to stop going after Ronin.
  • Good Parents: He dotes on Maya and clearly loves her very much.
  • Justified Criminal: It's implied that he only worked for the Tracksuit Mafia because it was the only way he could financially support Maya.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Working for the Tracksuit Mafia was just a job he took to provide for Maya.

Underlings

    Ivan Banionis 

Ivan Banionis

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Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Aleks Paunovic

Appearances: Hawkeye

A member of the Tracksuit Mafia.


  • The Brute: At 6'5, he's the biggest member of the Tracksuit Mafia.
  • Captain Obvious: His only response to Kate, their current target, crashing through the Tracksuits' warehouse is a deadpan "Bro, I found her."
  • Only Sane Man: Acts significantly more on the ball compared to the other rank-and-file Tracksuits.
  • Uniformity Exception: He is the only member of the Mafia whose Tracksuit is black.

    Tomas 

Tomas

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Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Piotr Adamczyk

Appearances: Hawkeye

A member of the Tracksuit Mafia.


  • Friendly Enemy: Asks Kate for relationship advice, and is receptive when Kate points out he is to blame. When they meet again, he openly thanks her for helping him with his relationship.
  • Gift-Giving Gaffe: Bought his girlfriend tickets to see Imagine Dragons as a Christmas present even though he knows she doesn't like them. Kate tells him to apologize for getting her a present that was really for him.
  • Is That the Best You Can Do?: He challenged Clint Barton and Kate Bishop to throw more things at him even after Clint tossed one of the Tracksuit Mafia's Molotov cocktails back at them and after Kate accidentally launched a fire extinguisher towards their faces.

    Enrique 

Enrique

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Carlos Navarro

Appearances: Hawkeye

A member of the Tracksuit Mafia.


  • Bullying a Dragon: Enrique has a habit of mocking Clint Barton and Kate Bishop with his words when they are captured. Fortunately for them, he is more bark than bite.

Other Henchmen

    Francis 

Francis

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Tom Walk

Appearances: Daredevil

The head of Wilson Fisk's security detail.


  • Mook Lieutenant: Is the highest placed of Fisk's bodyguards, and is given more responsibility when Wesley is killed.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after Fisk savagely beats him after Wesley's death, he is kept on and remains dedicated to Fisk's every order. Owlsley ask why Fisk still trusts him, and it's because Wesley did, to the point that Fisk trusts him enough with getting Vanessa out of the city after Fisk's escape attempt is thwarted.

    Mrs. Shelby 

Mrs. Shelby

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Kelly McAndrew

Appearances: Daredevil

A computer technician forced into working for Wilson Fisk.


Allies and Associates

    Randolph Cherryh 

Silver and Brent

    Leland Owlsley 

Leland Owlsley

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"Heroes and their consequences are why we have our current opportunities."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Bob Gunton

Appearances: Daredevil

"What, you think I'm a doddering pencil pusher who moves enormous amounts of money with no clue as to what it's connected to? The numbers are like tea leaves. Nobody reads them like I can."

A ruthless financier and associate of Wilson Fisk who laundered money for Fisk and his associates in their crusade to remake Hell's Kitchen.


  • Adaptational Wimp: His comic-book counterpart is a crime lord called The Owl, who has low-level superpowers and is a dangerous fighter; this guy is just a regular old human man with no fighting ability at all. A Downplayed example mind since before becoming a ruthless superhuman crime lord the character really was just a ruthless businessman with no special powers, so he is actually a mostly faithful (if somewhat older) adaptation of Leland Owlsley before he became The Owl.
  • Action Survivor: Despite the dangerous, younger people that surround him, Leland remains unfazed, even holding his own with a sneak attack and a taser when Matt tries to jump him. His luck eventually runs out when he tries to blackmail Wilson Fisk, however.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, the Owl is middled aged at the oldest, instead of elderly.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: He might not be the Owl but he is the one able to put Fisk in the ropes by stashing Detective Hoffman, and his reaction to Matt attacking him is to use a taser while he is distracted by the arrival of Stick, then call him an asshole as he walks away.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Thinks that he can essentially push around Fisk, even demaning half of his money before disappearing even after making an attempt of Vanessa's life. This goes very, very badly for him...
  • The Chessmaster: Moving money is not the full extent of his Machiavellian methods, as exemplified by his dealings with Madame Gao.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Because he doesn't don a costume, he isn't called "the Owl".
  • Dead Man's Switch: He blackmails Fisk by stashing Hoffman away, checking in every 24 hours. If he fails to do so, Hoffman will rat Fisk out. That doesn't stop Fisk from killing him, though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very sardonic sense of humor. Every other line is a sharp quip at the expense of someone or a dark commentary on how wrong things have been going.
  • Death by Adaptation: His comics counterpart is alive and well.
  • Did Not See That Coming: Thought that by securing a witness against Fisk's operation, he'd be able to walk away free and clear after almost killing Vanessa and with half of Fisk's money. He had no clue that Fisk would rather burn everything to the ground that give up taking vengeance upon those who tried to kill the woman he loved.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Thinks that he can deal with Fisk as he does with any other businessman, devoid of emotion and simply offering a deal that will benefit both of them, forgetting that Fisk is far different than any type of criminal who came before.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a son named Lee who he clearly cares for. He's very pissed off that he has to postpone a visit with him. It is thought that his son will eventually become the Owl in a future season, as Daredevil season one showrunner Steven DeKnight said his inspiration for the character of Leland Sr. was that he knew in the comics The Owl's father worked in finances.
    Leland Owlsley: I'm afraid to go anywhere with that masked psychopath running around. My son was coming to visit. I had to tell him, "Nope, stay out of New York, Lee. Shit's going on". I'm seventy three years old. You know how many times I have left to see him?
  • The Evil Genius: With the exception of Wilson Fisk himself, he's the smartest criminal about with a head for numbers.
  • Evil Old Folks: 73 years old, and age hasn't impeded his greed or his ruthlessness.
  • False Friend: Starts working with Madame Gao to undermine Fisk and steal his money. Played with inasmuch as he only does so to try to get his boss's head "back in the game" after his dalliances with Vanessa start negatively impacting his business.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: His thick glasses mask the eyes of a white collar sociopath.
  • Foreshadowing: Sets up his son multiple times, who has been all but stated by showrunner Steven S. DeKnight to be the one who will become The Owl, possibly in revenge for Fisk taking his father's life, which would make sense due to the history between the two characters in the comics.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Spends most of his time on screen bitching about things.
  • Hypocrite: Leland calls Fisk out on his relationship with Vanessa, thinking Vanessa is a distraction to Fisk. Fisk eventually reminds Leland that he has a son too (who he's mentioned on several occasions), which means, Leland found a woman in his life too.
  • Jerkass: Every single line out of his mouth is a scathing jab on some level. At his absolute best behavior he's merely insensitive and self-centered.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Tries to make off with a large chunk of Fisk's money and murder Vanessa, then has the bright idea of gloating to Fisk's face about it. Fisk beats the crap out of him, then throws him down an elevator shaft.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: He's quick to call for Healy to be hanged in jail rather than go through the rigors of a rigged trial. Wesley has to talk him out by reminding him that they can't afford more dead bodies what with the number of people they had killed to cover up the Union Allied matter. He also is against using Nelson & Murdock to defend Healy and would rather use one of the shady attorneys he knows.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He takes in Hoffman and hides him out in the city as a precaution so if Fisk were to ever figure out that both he and Gao were conspiring against him, he won't retaliate against him and let him walk with half of Fisk's money. It doesn't work out well for him but it does work out for Matt, Foggy and Karen to expose and take down Fisk and his entire criminal organization.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: The pilot shows he believes in Interchangeable Asian Cultures, though he's hesitant to flat out say that.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Not to Stick's level, but he's 73, and is sarcastic and insulting to everyone around him, including the other crime bosses.
  • Wicked Cultured: He seems very fond of the finer things, aside from paintings; he thinks that "Art" was a guy Fisk was meeting.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He's an experienced and accomplished white-collar criminal surrounded by supervillains, and completely unaware of it. He's in charge of their money, and spends the entire first season convinced that this makes him protected and indispensable. Fisk kills him when he puts him in a no-win situation after admitting to trying to kill Vanessa. Leland knows that a businessman would take the deal... but Fisk is a gangster, not a businessman.

Triads and Yakuza (The Hand)

    Madame Gao 

    Nobu Yoshioka 

Landman & Zack

    Parish Landman 

Parish Landman

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Richard Bekins

Appearances: Daredevil

One of the senior partners at Landman & Zack. His firm represents Fisk and is part of its criminal activities.


  • Amoral Attorney: Demonstrated when his firm sues a poor, old man who became severely sick for working for Roxxon Oil, a company represented by Landman & Zack. They sue for "damages" after the man told his doctor about his work to find out what had made him sick. Landman invokes that the man had violated confidentiality agreements by sharing this info with his doctor.
  • Evil Old Folks: Not as old as Owlsley but he's over sixty and protects the interest of powerful white-collared criminals and corporations regardless of crushing the poor and humble.
  • Foil: A wealthy, older corporate Amoral Attorney? He's the opposite of Foggy and Matt.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As befits a wealthy lawyer and head of a powerful firm.

Ranskahov crime syndicate

    In General 
A gang lead by a pair of brothers, formerly members of the Russian Mafia, trying to make a name for themselves in America.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: After Prohashka is killed they take over his taxi company.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: While undoubtedly a dangerous threat, they make the mistake of inadvertently angering Fisk.
  • Canon Foreigner: They are completely original characters.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They're very close to each other.
  • Evil Virtues: Love, Loyalty, Determination and Valor. Vladimir, especially, for all his many faults, displays admirable traits for such a scumbag, leading to a temporary alliance with Matt Murdock.
  • Human Resources: They escape from their Siberian prison using weapons crafted from the bones of their dead cellmate.
  • The Mafiya: Used to be 'Princes of Moscow' before being imprisoned in Siberia, and escaped from there to the United States.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Anatoly's diplomatic blue to Vladimir's volatile red.
  • Russian Guy Suffers Most: From having to fashion shivs out of a dead cellmate's bones to escape torture in a Russian prison, all the way to their grisly deaths, the brothers do not get a break.
  • Siblings in Crime: They're brothers, and Vladimir takes it hard when Anatoly is killed.
  • Starter Villain: They serve as Matt's main opposition for the first half of season 1, until Fisk takes them out.
  • Thicker Than Water: Despite being ruthless criminals and murderers, they clearly love and worry about each other.
  • The Worf Effect: Collectively, they are the first real threat that Matt has to deal with. But despite the ambushes and kidnappings that Matt has dealt with, they don't match up to Fisk's threat level. Fisk not only kills Anatoly with his bare hands, he sets in motion the machinations to eliminate the rest of the Russians, including Vladimir.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Have no problem kidnapping a random child from the streets just to lure Matt into a trap and then sell the kid off to slave traders.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Fisk believes this, and the rest of the group don't take much convincing, thus both brothers and practically all of their underlings are dead just shy of the halfway point.

    Vladimir Ranskahov 

Vladimir Ranskahov

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Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Nikolai Nikolaeff

Appearances: Daredevil

The younger of the two Ranskahov brothers.


  • Celebrity Paradox: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. reveals Power Rangers series exist In-Universe. Nikolai Nikolaeff portrayed Rhino Ranger (Dominic) in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Vladimir has his moments.
    Vladimir: [seeing Matt discard Officer Corbin's gun] We could have used that.
    Matt Murdock: Not big on guns. [picks up his staves]
    Vladimir: Great, little stick, much better.
  • Determinator: Vladimir is a solid badass capable of fighting through intense amounts of agony.
    Vladimir: This is not how I die. This is not how it happens.
  • Enemy Mine: Matt and Vladimir are forced to work together to escape the corrupt cops surrounding the warehouse.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a nasty scar across his right eye.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Vladimir gives Matt enough time to escape while he faces Fisk's corrupt ESU team alone while bleeding heavily.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Vladimir is perfectly justified on being angry at Wilson Fisk killing off Anatoly, but assumes that Fisk did so by hiring the Man in the Mask as a mercenary to eliminate Anatoly, rather than doing it personally with his own bare hands.
  • Sinister Shiv: Vladimir makes two out of their dead cellmate's rib bones.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Vladimir's dialog is utterly obscene in both English and Russian.
  • Worst Aid: Under guidance by Claire, Matt cauterize Vladimir's wound using a road flare. It REALLY hurts.

    Anatoly Ranskahov 

Anatoly Ranskahov

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Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Gideon Emery

Appearances: Daredevil

The older of the Ranskahov brothers.


  • Affably Evil: Anatoly is far calmer and more polite than his brother, and often acts as the diplomat of the pair. When they realize they do need Fisk after all, Anatoly is the one who goes to accept his offer.
    Vladimir: I will not bend my knee to that man!
    Anatoly: Then I will go and bend my knee for the both of us.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: They're drug dealers, human traffickers, and overall terrible human beings, but Anatoly's death is nasty, even for this show, and his brother's grief is uncomfortably pitiful.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When Wesley pretends not to know about Anatoly's death while talking to Vladimir, he asks whether Anatoly has "a girl - or a boy - he might be celebrating with". Since Wesley is unfailingly polite and would probably not risk insulting a Russian's beloved brother by insinuating him to be bisexual without cause and Vladimir lets it slide without comment, there may be some truth to it.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Fisk massacres him with both his bare hands and a car door.
  • Off with His Head!: Fisk kills Anatoly by beating him unconscious then decapitating him with a car door.
  • Shoot the Messenger: Anatoly wants to tell Fisk in person that he and Vladimir are accepting of Fisk's new terms, but makes the mistake of interrupting Fisk's date in the process. He loses his head for it.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When Anatoly decides to accept Fisk's help, rather than just call Wesley to say they accept the offer, he decides to do so in public by forcing a meeting with Fisk, despite knowing that Fisk values his privacy, ruining his date with Vanessa in the process. Fisk does not take the lack of respect well.

    Sergei 

Sergei

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Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: David Vadim

Appearances: Daredevil

A high ranking mobster working under the Ranskahov brothers.


  • Boom, Headshot!: He's found by corrupt officers who are eliminating witnesses, and Officer Corbin shoots him in the head.
  • The Dragon: He's the Ranskahov brothers' second in command, as he's seen accepting orders directly, relaying them to the rest of the gang, and leading them when the brothers are absent.
  • Hope Spot: He's one of the only mobsters to survive the bombings, and escapes with Vladimir. They're attacked by Matt, and then cornered by corrupt cops. While Matt and Vladimir escape, Officer Corbin shoots Sergei in the head.
  • The Mafiya: He's a Russian gangster.
  • Nothing Personal: He says to Claire that they need information, and though he's causing her pain, it's not just for the sake of it.
    Sergei: This gives me no pleasure, it really doesn't... But I have been given a job to do. So please, answer the questions that I was told to ask, or I will begin breaking you, a piece at a time.
  • Undying Loyalty: He, like the rest of the Russian gang, is very loyal to his leader. After Fisk blows them up he's seen limping, and supporting Vladimir to help him escape.
  • Would Hit a Girl: As he says to Claire, talk, or get hurt.

    Semyon 

Semyon

Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Alex Falberg

Appearances: Daredevil

A henchman for the Ranskahovs.


  • Eye Scream: Matt tortures him, with Claire's guidance, by putting a sharp object through his eye socket, without touching the actual eye itself, and started cutting the soft, tender parts protecting his brain. One step short of a transorbital lobotomy.
  • Fake American: In-Universe, he sports an American accent while posing as an NYPD detective to search Claire's building.
  • Impersonating an Officer: Poses as a police detective looking for a robbery suspect while looking for Matt in Claire's building
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His telling Anatoly and Vladimir about Claire starts a chain of events that ends with Wilson Fisk killing Anatoly, and in the long run, Fisk's own downfall.
  • Uncertain Doom: Vladimir and Anatoly wake him up with epinephrine to get him to report on what happened but they also mention that this might be lethal or put him in a coma. He's never seen afterwards but it's never mentioned where he's still alive or not.

    Piotr 

Piotr

Species: Human

Citizenship: Russian

Portrayed By: Paul Mann

Appearances: Daredevil

Another henchman for the Ranskahovs.


  • Boom, Headshot!: Detective Blake shoots him in the head.
  • He Knows Too Much: Blake and Hoffman kill him because he knows Fisk's name.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes that the police detectives he just told Wilson Fisk's name to are also on Fisk's payroll, and are about to kill him.
  • Police Brutality: Executed in cold blood by Detective Blake for speaking Wilson Fisk's name
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Piotr is partially responsible for Anatoly's death, due to telling him and Vladimir about the restaurant where Fisk was on a date with Vanessa. Also contributes to Fisk's downfall, as Matt's interrogation of Blake over Piotr's murder leads to Blake getting shot, Hoffman being forced to kill Blake, and Hoffman turning on Fisk.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He tries to give up Fisk as a plea bargain when facing a 20-30 year jail sentence, even though Fisk's name is quite taboo. The detectives questioning him turn out to be on Fisk's payroll and have orders to kill anyone who speaks his name.

Union Allied Construction

    McClintock 

McClintock

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Daredevil note 

Karen Page's former boss at Union Allied.


  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's responsible for managing Fisk's money laundering through Union Allied.
  • The Ghost: Never appears onscreen, but is mentioned repeatedly by Karen and other characters.
  • He Knows Too Much: After Karen leaks the pension file, Fisk has him killed.
  • Never Suicide: His death by overdose.
  • The Scapegoat: He's used by Wesley and Fisk to take the fall for the Union Allied scandal.

Westmeyer-Holt Contracting

    Armand Tully 

Armand Tully

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Daredevil note 

The owner of a number of buildings in Hell's Kitchen. He seeks to force his tenants out to sell his properties to Fisk to turn it into luxury condos.


  • Fat Bastard: If what Elena says is any indication, Tully is both fat and a pretty deplorable person as well.
  • Jerkass: Foggy describes him as a sleazebag.
  • The Ghost: He's never seen and flees the United States after selling his property to Fisk.
  • Karma Houdini: He's one the few of Fisk's associates that manages to escape without answering to justice. He purchases a small island in a country without an extradition agreement with the United States.
  • Villainous Gentrification: His plot is to buyout his tenants with US$ 10,000 or force them out and then sell the property to Fisk to turn them into luxury condos.

    Joseph Pike and Stewart Schmidt 

Joseph Pike and Stewart Schmidt

Species: Humans

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Kevin McCormick (Joseph Pike), Bryant Carroll (Stewart Schmidt)

Appearances: Daredevil

Two of Tully's "handymen" who are sent to damage Elena Cardenas' building as part of Tully's efforts to intimidate his tenants into leaving their homes and later to harass and intimidate Karen Page.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, they are a pair of low-level crooks. In the MCU, they are thugs for their criminal employer and much more intimidating.
  • Ax-Crazy: Some of the things Schmidt says to Karen suggests that he's...not entirely stable and seems pretty eager to harm her in rather painful ways.
  • Bald of Evil: Pike has a shaved head that accentuates how menacing he looks.
  • No Name Given: They are not named in the episode they appeared. A later episode has their names as a Freeze-Frame Bonus on their contractor's licenses.
  • Tattooed Crook: Schmidt's defining feature is his body tattoos that are visible on his arms and neck, and he's a hulking brute of a man that works for a landlord that is aligned with Fisk, making him a crook by default.

Alternative Title(s): MCU Criminals Fisk Crime Ring

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