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The Chaste

Appearances: Daredevil (2015) | The Defenders (2017)

"Some say it was just a kid, Hand comes into his village, kills everyone, almost. Kid pulls the knife from the breast of his dead mother, and goes to work. He cuts down some of the Hand's finest warriors, they're lying dead, kid's standing. They give him a name, the Chaste. Kid grows up, rounds up every warrior he can, men, women, young, old, doesn't matter as long as they kick ass and they do, without mercy."
Stick

A clan of warriors formed centuries ago when the Hand's leaders were expelled from K'un-Lun, swept across Asia killing all who stood in their way. A single boy who survived the massacre of his village managed to slay many members of the Hand and he became known as the Chaste, whom the organization was later named after. In Daredevil Season 1, their presence is hinted when Stick travels to New York in search of something known as the Black Sky, which is highly sought by their enemies. In the following season, their background and role are fully unveiled.


  • Arc Welding/Connected All Along: The Defenders reveals The Chaste serves the Order of the Crane Mother, actively fighting the Hand while the Iron Fist defends the city of K'un-lun.
  • Ancient Tradition: They have operated in secret for centuries.
  • Child Soldiers: They recruit and train prepubescent boys and girls. This also prevents its members from developing personal attachments.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: By The Defenders, all of its members have been wiped out, except for Stick, and he dies towards the end too. Unless Stick was mistaken or someone decides to rebuild it (which is unlikely), it's the end of the Chaste.
  • Foil: To K'un-L'un. Both factions are sworn enemies of the Hand and are absolutely ruthless in their methods. The difference is that the Chaste are far more proactive in hindering their enemy's plans, while K'un-L'un is content to sit back and let the Hand overrun the world as long as they leave them alone. Later subverted when it's revealed they're the foot soldiers of K'un-Lun.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Their training is brutal and they are willing and expected to carry out assassinations, but are ostensibly on the side of good.
  • McNinja: Their fighting styles are ninja-like, and they are multi-racial.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Some of the members' name appear to be just a nickname, such as Stick, Stone, Star, and Shaft.
  • Secret War: Involved in one with the Hand.
  • The Spartan Way: Apart from the brutal training, they are expected to sever and avoid personal or sentimental attachments and devote entirely to the fight against the Hand.
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Leaders and Trainers

    Stick 

Stick

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"You know what they call stuff like that? Gifts. The special kind. The kind that very few people have. Or deserve."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Scott Glenn

Voiced By: Paulo Castro (Latin-America Chilean Spanish dub)

Appearances: Daredevil | The Defenders

"You gonna spend your life crying and rocking yourself to sleep at night? Or are you gonna dig deep and find out what it takes to reshuffle those cards life dealt you?"

A blind man who trained a young Matt Murdock to fight after realizing the boy has Super Senses.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: Stick in the comics, for all his rough talk and behavior, believed in the sanctity of human life and only killed when necessary. This Stick advocates killing as a matter of course, and even tries to kill Iron Fist at one point as he knew the Hand needed him for a purpose.
  • Affectionate Nickname: As much as an asshole that he is, Stick does care a great deal about Matt and Elektra and calls the both of them, Matty and Ellie respectfully.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In The Defenders, he chops off his hand in order to escape The Hand.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Alexandra. The two have been waging war for a very long time and have a very personal animosity. Alexandra taking his surrogate daughter Elektra and turning her into the Black Sky is just the icing on the cake.
  • Badass Baritone: A superb fighter and assassin with a deep voice.
  • Badass Normal: A master fighter in a world of superhumans. He doesn't even have the chemicals that enhanced Matt's other senses, but he's still taking Matt to school in the main narrative. And according to him, he was killing immortal Hand ninja as a child while armed with nothing but a knife and pure rage. Of note, he was able to get the upper hand on the resurrected and superpowered Elektra, with one hand, and only lost the fight because he hesitated when he had her at his mercy.
  • Big Good: He's a lead authority figure for the Chaste, the one organization that has kept the Hand at bay. He also acts as a wise mentor/Nick Fury type character for the Defenders, informing them off their purpose.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Matt notes that his sense of morality is strange. For instance, befriending a nurse that can be both The Medic and a Secret Keeper is bad because relationships of any kind are weakness; cotton sheets feeling like sandpaper is good because it keeps the sleeper tough.
  • Broken Pedestal: Between abandoning him and his contrasting world view it'd be an understatement to say Matt no longer looks up to him.
  • Character Death: Is killed by Elektra in Episode 6 of Defenders.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His own incredible physical abilities and those he passed on to Matt were entirely gained through training, unlike Matt, who was seeminlgy mutated by the chemicals that blinded him. And he's been killing the Hand since he was a child.
  • Child Soldiers: Every trope that applies to Stick's interactions with Matt, applies to Elektra as well. Matt even accuses Stick as being a Cult leader that picks up lost and hurt children to train them in his made up war.
  • Composite Character: Uses the general attitude of the comics version of Stick, but the weapon and attitude toward killing of Master Izo, a similar character who is also a sensei to Matt Murdock and associated with the Chaste. The combination make for a significantly darker take on the character. (In the comics, Stick is a foul-mouthed, abusive asshole, but he believes that all life is sacred and considers the loss of even one life, no matter whom, to be a tragedy. Not that this stops him when he deems it necessary.)
  • Cool Old Guy: Said by his actor to be in his late 90s but still has the strength of a man in his 20s.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Much to Matt's annoyance, Stick can never seem to be clear when he talks about the "oncoming war".
  • Cynical Mentor: He is upfront in letting his student know that the world is unfair and dangerous, and certainly doesn't mollycoddle Matt despite his youth.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was a petty crook in his youth and spent some time in jail (and points out how being blind made it even worse), before the Chaste took him in.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oh yes.
    Young!Matt: (Sensing a woman on a date) Her skin's too hot, Her heart's beating fast. Is she sick?
    Stick: Worse. She's in love.

    Sowande: That army you used to fight alongside...the Chaste. They captured me once. This was years ago. Long before you were born. I had been captive three days when they heard my soldiers approach. The fortress fell silent. The gate remained locked. The Chaste couldn’t comprehend it, but the soldiers outside, they were following my orders. They sealed the gates, allowed no one in or out. On the third day, your soldiers turned on each other. By the fourth, they’d run out of water. By the sixth, no food. I believe it was the tenth day when they knelt before me. Begging to make it stop.
    Stick: Well...if I kneel before you right now, shithead, will you shut up?
  • Death by Disfigurement: He loses one of his hands in Defenders and is killed in it too.
  • Determinator: The other thing Stick shares with Matt, after teaching Murdock to use his Super Senses. After Matt stops him from killing the Black Sky, Stick tracks the boy down and finishes the job off screen. An ancient blind man with a bow and arrow manages to catch up with a caravan of automobiles on foot and assassinates a human weapon being guarded by half a dozen yakuza with machine guns. Then he escapes without a scratch.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Maiming, coldly threatening and subsequently beheading a Yakuza boss all while complaining he's a disgrace for his weakness. That's how we first meet Stick.
  • Fake Guest Star: He's more or less a member of the Defenders in all but name. He's with them one episode after the Defenders first meet, continues fighting alongside them and guiding them all the way until his death. The only reason he isn't an official Defender is because he didn't have his own show and backstory to build up until The Defenders (2017).
  • Fatal Flaw: His all-or-nothing attitude is repeatedly shown to be so detrimental to his mission and his well-being that it's basically self-destructive. Best shown when the Hand captured him, he resorted to cutting off his right hand at the wrist to escape. This action was not only rash but rather unnecessary, as breaking - or, more drastically, cutting off - his thumb would have allowed him to escape and not risk shock or blood lose or, y'know, lose a limb. This bites him in the ass later when he faces a brainwashed Elektra, and he doesn't have his other hand to rely on.
    • Granted, he had very little time to attempt either of those maneuvers as he would have died before then. And anyway, it is not this act that gets him killed, but ultimately his compassion.
  • Fingore: After being captured by the Hand members, he is tortured by having little bamboo sticks being shoved under his fingernails.
  • Foil: To Nick Fury. Both serve as mentors to their respective Super Teams, both have eyesight disabilities, both are in charge of organizations that directly fight the main villainous force (SHIELD for Nick Fury, The Chaste for Stick), and both have resorted to morally questionable means. Nick Fury personally visits and recruits the Avengers one by one, while Stick only had history with one of the Defenders. Nick inspires the Avengers to be heroes by reaching for their inner goodness, while Stick pushes them to be hardened soldiers who must do what is necessary to fight a war.
  • Graceful Loser: Once Matt manages to inflict a significant amount of damage on him, he backs down and grins, commenting maybe Matt isn't entirely lost yet.
  • Handicapped Badass: He is blind, and unlike Matt he was born that way, using it to show him there are some people less lucky than he. He later loses a hand in The Defenders and is still capable of putting up one hell of a fight, including getting the upper hand on the resurrected and superpowered Elektra.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's been traveling the world killing bad guys linked to some mysterious plot involving the Black Sky.
  • Hyper-Awareness: He has the same degree of awareness as Matt only without Matt's Super Senses.
  • Hypocrite: For all his talk to Matt about severing emotional attachments because they make a person, Stick lets his fondness for Elektra get the better of him, and his hesitation when she comes to capture Danny allows her to kill him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Elektra finishes him off with her sword.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: A blind archer is going to have these by default, and it's best displayed when he ricochets a bottle cap around the room and into the bin. He's also incredibly capable with a crossbow while in a moving car, killing a Hand ninja while shooting ''behind'' him.
  • Inspirationally Disadvantaged: Strongly believes in averting this trope, and teaches Matt to do the same.
  • Jerkass: He really is quite an asshole, and even Matt can barely stand him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Broke off training with Matt when Matt gave him a bracelet he made, showing that Matt was growing too attached. When he turned up 20 years later, he and Matt got into a fight and trashed Matt's apartment. After Stick left, Matt found the bracelet in the wreckage, showing that Stick had carried the bracelet around for all those years and that the feeling was mutual after all. He also seemed to sound impressed with the whole fight before leaving.
    • Comes up again in The Defenders. For all his talk that Elektra wasn't Elektra anymore and needed to be killed, he hesitated when he had her at his mercy. This gets him killed.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His Establishing Character Moment has him cleanly cutting off a man's hand and head with his katana.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: You will not find a savior with less faith in humanity than Stick.
  • Knight Templar: He's dedicated to a his own cause on behalf of an order, with talk of an upcoming ominous war and the need for soldiers.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: He cuts off his right hand to escape Alexandra's imprisonment.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Doesn't really seem bothered by the loss of his hand at all. Jessica's a little unnerved by this.
  • Master of Your Domain: uses meditation to heal injuries and live longer than he has any right to.
  • McNinja: A Caucasian martial arts expert and stealthy assassin.
  • Mentor Archetype: A grizzled fighter who trains Matt from a young age to use his gifts.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Elektra ends up killing Stick.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Murder is often his first solution, which puts him at odds with Matt a lot. He comes to the conclusion that killing Danny is the only way to keep the Hand from using him and the Iron Fist to achieve their goals. He also thinks that the resurrected Elektra can't be saved and must be put down. To his credit, his hesitation to kill Elektra when he gets the chance to do so ends up getting him killed.
  • No Name Given: Everyone just calls him "Stick", even the show credits.
  • Older Than They Look: According to Scott Glenn, Stick is in his late 90s yet has the strength and physicality of a twenty two year old.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Just call me... Stick," he says when he talks with Matt. And true to his words, everyone does.
  • The Order: Stick belongs to the Chaste, an order of warriors dedicated to stop the Hand and had waged a long war against them.
  • Papa Wolf: While he has a bad way of showing it, he is extremely protective of both Matt and Elektra. When a Chaste member realizes what Elektra is and says she needs to be killed, Stick kills him instead.
  • Parental Substitute: Unwittingly becomes one to Matt. When he finds out about this, he leaves because it interferes with his spartan method of teachings. He was also one to Elektra too, only much nicer to her than he was to Matt.
  • Pet the Dog: When he and young Matt started having genuine affection for each other, he decided to stop training Matt to be one of the Chaste and leave him to grow up semi-normally.
    • Stick displays some genuinely fatherly affection towards Elektra when she is a child. He is the only one among the Chaste to show her kindness, while everyone else fears and is repulsed by her due to Elektra being a Black Sky. After she kills one of the students in self-defense, the Chaste sentences her to die and Stick saves her by delivering her to a wealthy Greek couple to keep her safe. Unfortunately, his hesitation to kill her after she's brought back by the Hand leads to her killing him instead.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: It's entirely possible that he was always an asshole and just happened to eventually become a senior. Either way, he's full of vicious insults, cynicism and obscenities.
  • Shadow Archetype: By the end of his self-titled episode, it's clear that he's what Matt is afraid of becoming; a pure soldier with no trace of humanity.
  • Sherlock Scan: Best demonstrated when he deduces the contents of an ice cream right down to how many different dairies the milk came from and the habits of the guy who sold it to them, and he teaches Matt to do the same.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He doesn't go easy on Matt - what we see of his training it could qualify as Training from Hell. To his credit, Matt adapts quickly to his style.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: A significant number of his lines contain the word "shit" or "asshole" in some way.
    Stick: (to Sowande after a Breaking Speech) Well...if I kneel before you right now, shithead, will you shut up?

    Stick: (moments after revealing he serves the Iron Fist) Because, this one, the immortal Iron Fist, living weapon and protector of the ancient city, is still a thundering dumbass.
  • The Southpaw: He is seen using his sword and bow left-handed.
  • So Proud of You: In Season 2, he tells this to Matt after learning how to detect the Hand ninjas with their breathing and managing to save him just in time.
  • The Spartan Way: He's a believer in this, and even stopped training Matt when the kid started looking at him as more than a combat instructor. He even mentions the Spartans when criticizing Matt's current life.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: He employs a bow and arrow when he needs to kill someone from a distance.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the end of Season 2, his relationship with Matt improved after working together to bring down the Hand in New York.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's every bit the remorseless killer for his cause that Matt isn't.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Indeed, he would. In fact, he would kill one.

    Stone 

Stone

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jasson Finney, David Sobolov (voice)

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

"Will he be ready when the doors open?"

Another member of the Chaste, working with Stick.


  • Adaptational Badass: Is traditionally Stick's second-in-command in the comics, but his single appearance implies him being senior in this incarnation.
  • Badass Baritone: Due to being voiced by David Sobolov, whose voice is deep enough to voice talking gorillas.
  • Covered in Scars: His back is covered in lots of scars.
  • The Un-Reveal: His face is never shown onscreen.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?? Shows up at the end of the seventh episode of the first season of Daredevil; is never seen or even heard of again. In The Defenders, Stick claims that all the Chaste aside from himself are dead, meaning it's possible he was Killed Offscreen.

    Star 

Star

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Laurence Mason

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

A member of the Chaste who helped Stick oversee Elektra's training.


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Warriors and Operatives

    Elektra Natchios 

Elektra Natchios

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I don't care about good or bad. Truth is, I've never felt more whole, more alive, than right now."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Élodie Yung, Lily Chee (young)

Voiced By: Judith Noguera (Latin-America Chilean Spanish dub)

Appearances: Daredevil | The Defenders

"The battle has begun, Matthew. There's nothing we can do now but fight."

Matt's old flame from college, who also happens to be a Greek assassin hunting members of a criminal organization known as "the Hand".


  • Adaptational Badass: Comics Elektra is undoubtedly formidable and dangerous, but the MCU version is given the status of a Black Sky, a prophesied Living Weapon that is sought by the Hand, making this depiction of her far more dangerous.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Elektra's pre-resurrection outfit has pants and some more covering on the torso. Post resurrection, she gets the iconic leotard/bathing suit-type costume she usually wears in the comics, but often also wears a long black coat over it for more modesty.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: In the comics, Elektra was born to Hugo and Christina Natchios, her biological parents. While in the MCU, she is Conveniently an Orphan, then taken in by Hugo and Christina at Stick's request, and they raised her as their daughter.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: This Elektra is a lot more flirty and cheekier than her usual portrayal, who is typically quite calm and composed.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Stick calls her "Ellie".
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She wasn't well liked by the other initiates of the Chaste. Because she was a Black Sky, and they knew it.
  • Anti-Hero: She's an assassin, but is hunting members of a criminal organization that doesn't care if they destroy entire cities.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: She's the Black Sky that the Hand have been hunting down for years.
  • Back from the Dead: The Hand brings her back to life in The Defenders.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Goes from fighting the Hand to becoming its leader.
  • Becoming the Mask: She dated Matt in college on Stick's orders, with the intention of drawing him back into the fold in the war against the Hand, but instead fell in love with him.
  • Big Bad: Becomes this for the final two episodes of The Defenders after killing Alexandra.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Played With. It's clear that Murakami, Madame Gao and Bakuto aren't too happy with Elektra's takeover and plan to kill her once she has used Danny to get them the substance. It's also quickly clear that Elektra doesn't give a shit about the Hand either and really just wants to give in to her darker impulses and be free... and, of course, she wants to get the attention of Matt.
  • Big Eater: We see her constantly eating and drinking. When she and Matt eat at a diner following a fight with ninjas, she has an entire plate of food, pie, coffee, and a glass of water. When Matt takes away her pie, she has a moment of actual anger.
  • Came Back Wrong: When she is revived by the Hand, she has amnesia and doesn't even remember who Matt is... which isn't really an example, since the Hand specifically resurrected her to be exactly like that and tell her she should act like the person she was before is basically dead. Played straight later on when she does get her memories back, and turns on them for her own end.
  • Child Soldiers: Her role as the Black Sky would have been a child soldier turned human killing machine. Even both The Hand and The Chaste took interest in her when she was a little girl, training her to become that weapon. Only Stick didn't see it that way and gave her a good life.
  • The Corrupter: While Matt was in college she tried to make him a killer by presenting him with the man who ordered his father's death. On Stick's orders, it turns out.
  • Costume Evolution: Before their final showdown with Nobu on the roof, Matt personally has Melvin Potter tailor Elektra an upgraded suit. After Elektra is resurrected by the Hand, she gets her iconic comics costume.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's seen beating up dozens of criminals, leaping off rooftops, and generally going toe-to-toe physically with a highly trained vigilante like Matt. After resurrection, she becomes Alexandra's main assassin, until she kills Alexandra and declares herself in charge of the Hand.
    • Even in the flashback scenes that show her early relationship with Matt show signs of this. If her facial expressions are anything to go by, she appears to be getting a sexual thrill from the idea of Matt executing his father’s murderer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's got a bit more "snark" than "deadpan", considering how she loves getting under peoples' skin like this.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: In Season 2, she reveals to Matt that Nobu's group, the Hand, never left New York. They just froze their operations and waited for Matt to take out the competition. Now, with Fisk in jail, Madame Gao leaving, and everyone else dead; Hell's Kitchen is ripe for the taking.
  • Dual Wielding: Her weapons of choice are a pair of sais.
  • The Dragon: To Alexandra. Until she kills her and takes over anyway.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Referenced via flashback in "Nelson v. Murdock" by Foggy as that "Greek chick" Matt dated in college. In season two we see some of their college dating life.
  • Evil Brit: Elektra sports an RP accent that's blended with Elodie Yung's natural accent. The "evil" part kicks in after she's revived by Alexandra.
  • Evil Is Easy: Part of her wants to be good if only because Matt wants her to be good, but her darker nature means that she can't help but enjoy fighting and killing and this ends up leading to her taking over the Hand even after her memories return and she breaks free of Alexandra's control and kills her.
  • Foil:
    • To Karen Page. Both are love interests for Matt, both have very troubled childhoods, both have a "my way is the right way" attitude towards what they do, and both have killed people. Where they differ is that while Karen is wracked with guilt over killing James Wesley, Elektra has no remorse and actually enjoys killing.
    • To Danny Rand. Both are skilled warriors trained since childhood and command considerable wealth. Elektra was raised as an orphan before Stick arranged for her to be adopted by Hugo Natchios and his wife. Danny was born rich and became an orphan. Both were seen by their masters as nothing more than weapons, called "The Iron Fist" and "The Black Sky" instead of their names. But, where Elektra is amoral and self-serving, Danny is altruistic and social. Fittingly, while the rest of the Defenders fight the remaining Fingers of the Hand, Danny and Elektra face off, and Elektra even tries to manipulate Danny over to her side by using their commonalities.
    • To Colleen Wing. Both began as a love interest of a main character (Matt; Danny) and both are very influential on that character. Where they differ is that Elektra was a negative influence on Matt and caused him to neglect his actual friendships with Karen and Foggy, whereas Colleen provided moral support that made Danny a better person. Likewise, Colleen started Iron Fist as a recruiter for the Hand, but broke ways with them after getting a crash course on how terrible they truly are; Elektra started her arc in Daredevil as a member of the Chaste, but then died at the hands of Nobu and was resurrected by the Hand as an assassin.
  • Foreshadowing: The color scheme of her outfit (black with red highlights) is very similar to the Hand ninjas outfits in season 2.
  • The Gadfly: She really enjoys getting under Matt's skin.
  • Good Feels Good: Says as much when she's dying.
  • Gorgeous Greek: Naturally, it wouldn't be Elektra without this trope. While she is still very beautiful, she is ethnically Asian from indeterminate origin that is only Greek by adoption.
  • The Heavy: Serves this role for the Hand during The Defenders as she serves as the most active member of the group and is directly responsible for the Hand getting access to both Danny Rand and the dragon bones needed to create the Substance. Fittingly she ends up becoming the Big Bad of the final two episodes after killing Alexandra.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Nobu, leading to her death.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Elektra seems very... excited by Matt's beatdown on Roscoe Sweeney after the man taunts him about killing Matt's father. She also gives an exhale of satisfaction when killing Alexandra.
  • Instant Expert: Because she is a Black Sky, Alexandra says that she will master any weapon she chooses.
  • Kick The Bitch: She mortally stabs Alexandra in the chest while she's in the middle of arrogantly boasting about having captured Danny.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: She decapitates Alexandra's fresh corpse after claiming her leadership of the Hand.
  • Love Redeems: It is ultimately Matt's love that convinces her to go against the Hand instead of joining them.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She was a very dark version of this for Matt in college, and still is to a degree.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: She wears black clothing with touches of red, rather than her completely red comics getup, when doing assassination work. Post-resurrection, she gets her iconic red comics costume, paired with a long black cloak.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Basically any time Elektra is in her costume counts, not to mention the flashback scene in which she's dressed in formfitting black and when Matt visits her at her penthouse, she's wearing a red silk dressing gown, and then proceeds to get changed, resulting in the audience getting a moment of toplessness from behind.
  • Mythology Gag: Kills an assassin sent to kill her with his own sais, referencing her own death in the comics. Unfortunately, she takes his sais for herself, and her comics fate comes to pass. Her traditional comic outfit gets one during Daredevil in the form of the red dress she wears while infiltrating the Yakuza party. It's not the exact same as her classic Hand outfit, but it's close, and the resemblance is punctuated when she intentionally rips the side of it to move more easily, mirroring the open sides her comic outfit has. Then she gets that traditional comic outfit for real once she is resurrected by the Hand.
  • Neck Lift: Grabs John Raymond in this way when she tracks him down to Jessica's apartment, but John shoots himself rather than let her strangle him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She tries to help Matt out by strong-arming the crooked medical examiner into admitting that he falsified the death certificates on Frank Castle's family. However, because she got him to confess under duress, his confession (and thus Matt's best chance of getting a mistrial) are inadmissible, causing Matt and Foggy to have a fight because Foggy believes Matt was behind Elektra's actions. Matt is EXTREMELY pissed at Elektra for this.
  • Omniglot: She's fluent in Greek, English, Japanese and French. She also took Spanish classes at Columbia University.
  • One-Woman Army: As The Black Sky Electra is established as being one of the best fighters in the world to the point that Alexandra tells her that she has more power and skill in combat then anyone can learn in a single lifetime. This is proven in The Defenders as she can take on all four members of the Defenders, both individually and as a group, and that by the time of the Final Battle she is considered the most dangerous opponent the group has to beat.
  • Professional Killer: She works as an assassin, killing the enemies of the Chaste.
  • Race Lift: Élodie Yung is French-Cambodian, but Elektra's characterization firmly establishes her as being Greek. In this continuity, Elektra was an Asian child who was adopted by Ambassador Natchios and his wife, so she's only Greek by adoption.
  • Rich Bitch: How Matt sees her at first.
  • Safety in Indifference: She acts pretty nonchalant about everything, and working with Matt seems to be more of a game then anything else. But as we learn more about her it comes increasingly obvious this is just a mask she uses to prevent herself from being hurt. She genuinely loves Matt but knows he could never love the real her, and also like Matt, Stick managed to give her some abandonment issues.
  • Sai Guy: She is one in the comics, but uses other weapons in the show. Until later on in the season, that is, when she takes a pair from a would-be assassin. Post-resurrection, she again starts out using bladed weapons, but as her memories start returning to her she once again gravitates towards the sais.
  • Sociopathic Hero: She's willing to refrain from killing for Matt's sake, but it's made clear she quite enjoys killing. This is the first clue that she is the Black Sky, and she was like this even while being trained.
  • The Starscream: In The Defenders, she eventually kills Alexandra and forcefully takes over The Hand. The surviving leaders allow her to do as she wants while plotting to deal with her when the time comes.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Subverted in that, after her resurrection, she seems to fight Luke and Jessica with ease, yet fights on par with the Badass Normal ones, but ultimately gets the better of Danny during their fights and holds back when fighting Matt.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Matt helps her fight bad guys, but he isn't happy about it due to their past and her attitude toward life.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She's actually a Black Sky child whom Stick abducted and tried to raise on the side of good.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Elektra kills Stick and Alexandra, seeking to be free from any restraints and obligations. She even tries to appeal to Danny and persuade him to follow suit.
  • Uncertain Doom: She's last seen getting caught in the collapse of Midland Circle in The Defenders, but as Matt survived, she may well have too.
  • The Unfettered: She has no problem with killing, unlike Matt, and in fact is willing to kill him too if he gets in the way of her mission.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Not above threatening Matt's witnesses to help him or killing anyone who attacks him.
  • Weapon of Choice: Later in Season 2, she takes a liking to Dual Wielding a pair of Sais she takes off a rival assassin.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets one from Matt after she ruins Frank Castle's trial by threatening a witness.
  • Working with the Ex: She teams up with Matt to fight the Hand, despite the two of them having dated and then broken up while in college.
  • Yandere: After regaining her memories after her resurrection, Elektra wants to remain immortal, but also still wants to be with Matt. However, she also continues to fight him because "the game is fun". By their final fight in "The Defenders", the confrontation descends from fighting to flirting. By the time the bomb goes off, Matt and Elektra are actively making out.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Matt seems to be the only one who thinks this, and in the end it's his belief in her that keeps her from joining the Hand after being revealed as the Black Sky.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Elektra notes that even if they defeat Nobu, the Hand will keep coming after her. Matt decides that if Elektra is going to spend the rest of her life on the run, he'll go with her, because despite his love for New York, Elektra is the only one who can understand Matt and his world. It doesn't work out that way.

    Jacques Duchamps 

Jacques Duchamps

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Gilles Marini

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

An agent of the Chaste sent to kill Elektra after she goes rogue.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Fights Elektra in a suit.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Jacques Duchamps in the comics.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed with his own sais.
  • Honor Before Reason: Chooses to fight Elektra head on instead of stabbing her in the back when he has the chance.
  • Race Name Basis: Other Chaste members call him the Frenchman.
  • Sai Guy: Uses them against Elektra, who takes them after she kills him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Has Elektra convinced that he's just some rich French guy looking for a girlfriend. Instead of taking her off somewhere and killing her when she doesn't expect it, he ANNOUNCES that he knows who she is and that he's there to kill her. This ends predictably for him.
  • Villain Ball: Despite having all but seduced her already, he decides to reveal to Elektra who he is and that he is going to kill her, which ends in his own death.

    Quinn 

Quinn

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ben Thompson

Appearances: Daredevil

A member of the Chaste operating in New York under Stick's guidance.


  • Almost Dead Guy: He's mortally injured by Elektra but manages live long enough to to drive and crash outside Matt Murdock's apartment.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no member of the Chaste named Quinn in the mainstream Marvel Comics.
  • Those Two Guys: He appears alongside a nameless member of the Chaste who perishes alongside him.

    Shaft 

Shaft

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Marko Zaror

Appearances: The Defenders

A member of the Chaste operating in Cambodia.


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