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Daredevil
Nick Name

Angel of Hell's Kitchen

Horn Head

Man Without Fear

Scarlet Swashbuckler

Sightless Swashbuckler


Civilian ID

Matthew Michael "Matt" Murdock


Aliases

Jack Batlin

Laurent LeVasseur

Mike Murdock


Note: To deflect suspicion that Matt Murdock was Daredevil, he created the alter-ego of a sighted twin brother named Mike.


Occupation

Attorney

Crime Fighter


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York
Group Affiliation

Avengers

Marvel Knights

S.H.I.E.L.D.


Base of Operations
Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York
Height
6'
Weight
200 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

Radioactive isotope causing blindness but resulting in a mutation heightening the other four senses: smell, taste, hearing and touch to superhuman levels. Mutation also resulted in a sixth sense of radar enabling ability to perceive objects and movement with a 360 degree radius.


Olympic level athlete and gymnast, possessing extraordinary agility, endurance, skill and balance.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant, skilled in Ninjitsu, Judo and American-style boxing.


Above average intelligence with skills in case law and criminal justice.


Accessories

Billy Club: Segmented club with an extended grappling cable, which can be converted into a walking cane.


Note: Early in Daredevil's career he utilized a billy club integrated with a more extensive array of devices including; a sound amplifying microphone, miniature tape recorder, grappling cable, telescoping flexi-shield, chamber for various projectiles and the ability to convert into a short-range ballistic weapon.



Daredevil Costume: Uniform used to disguise Murdock's identity and afford a minor level of physical protection.


Note: Early in Daredevil's career he utilized a yellow and brown costume which closely resembled a boxers uniform from the mid Twentieth Century, as an homage to his father, who was a professional boxer. This costume was equipped for a short time with a satchel pouch over the shoulders used for storing civilian clothes, but it proved cumbersome.


When Daredevil began to utilize his better know red costume, he equipped the cowl with a radio receiver to function as a police scanner and augment his radar. The receiver utilized the horns on the top of the cowl as antennae. It is not clear if Daredevil still utilizes this technology, but it appears to be unlikely.


Both the yellow and red costumes were equipped with a holster to store Daredevil's billy club.


For a short period of time Daredevil utilized a black armored uniform. He carried two short clubs which were stored on his forearms that could be converted into a long-staff.



Lock Pick: Device used for gaining access to locked doors, stored in a glove pouch.


Common Enemies

Beetle I

Black Spectre I

Bullet

Bullseye

Bushwacker

Coyote

Death-Stalker

El Jaguar

Elektra

Enforcers

Gladiator I

(The) Hand

HYDRA

Ikari

Kingpin I

Klaw

Lady Bullseye

Leap-Frog

Masked Marauder

Micah Synn

Mr. Fear

Mr. Hyde

Mysterio I

(The) Organizer

Owl

Plunderer

Punisher II

Purple Man

Shotgun

Silver Samurai

Stilt-Man I

Stunt-Master

Typhoid Mary


Regularly Appearing

Daredevil Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Daredevil: Yellow

Marvel Knights Vol. 1 & 2


First Appearance
Daredevil Vol. 1 #1 (April, 1964)
Creator
Stan Lee & Bill Everett
Origin

Young Matt Murdock hurled himself into the path of an oncoming truck to rescue an elderly blind man about to be run down. Ironically Murdock was himself blinded when a barrel of radioactive waste fell from the truck splashing into his eyes. As a side effect, the radiation mutagenically heightened his remaining senses and activated a strange radar sense.


After his blinding, Matt was mentored by a mysterious blind man known only as 'Stick', who taught him to use his newly augmented senses and trained him in the fighting arts of Ninjitsu and Judo.


Pressed by his father, a Hells Kitchen boxer named "Battling" Jack Murdock, Matt went on to college and then law school. When Jack was killed by mobsters after refusing to throw a fight against a much younger boxer, Matt sought justice in vain. Disillusioned by the legal system, he assumed the guise of the man without fear, Daredevil.


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