Team

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Marvel Knights
Nick Name
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Founding Members

Daredevil

Black Widow II

Dagger

Master of Kung Fu

Punisher II


Common Members

Daredevil

Black Widow II

Cloak

Dagger

Master of Kung Fu

Moon Knight

Power Man II

Punisher II


Former Members
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Occupation
Loose affiliation of super-powered and non-super powered heroes and vigilantes.
Legal Status
Not sanctioned by the United States government, some members are wanted criminals.
Nation or Planet of Origin
New York, New York
Group Alliances
None
Base of Operations
New York, New York
Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Ulik the Troll

Zaran


Regularly Appearing
Marvel Knights Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance
Marvel Knights Vol. 1 #1 (July, 2000)
Creator
Chuck Dixon & Ed Barreto
Origin

Planning a warehouse hit on the Russian mob, the Punisher discovers that someone or something mysteriously killed them before he had a chance, leaving only a large tunnel leading into the floor. Not wanting to get involved in the affairs of the super-human community he contacted his only super-hero associate, Daredevil, hoping he will call in the "big guns" to deal with the problem.


Circumstances lead to Daredevil meeting with his ally the Black Widow and her new associate Dagger. The three heroes resolve to investigate, to the disappointment of a spying Punisher. Meanwhile Kung Fu master, Shang Chi is attempting to rescue a ransomed girl from the Asian Mafia, when she is abducted once again by unidentified creatures burrowing up from the ground. Pursuing the creatures, Shang Chi joins Black Widow and Dagger, who had become separated from Daredevil fighting the same kind of creatures.


The Punisher and Daredevil discover that the creatures are Asgardian trolls under the command of Ulik. The troll Ulik is in pursuit of an Asgardian artifact known as the Horn of Auohumla, which is owned by a Manhattan businessman. Failing to acquire the artifact by conventional means of threat, Ulik resolved to attack that which the businessman values most, his building, as well as the rest of Manhattan. The Russian and Asian mafias were located at points where Ulik had his troll minions tunnel to weaken the basement structure of the building so that he could topple it by destroying the support beams.


Daredevil goes to convince the owner of the building to give up the Asgardian artifact, while the Punisher attempts to distract Ulik from his task of destruction. Daredevil perseveres, the Punisher survives, and Ulik returns to Asgard.


Disaster averted, the group (minus the Punisher), form a lose alliance. Although not officially a team, the otherwise loner heroes tacitly agree to join forces to fight the battles that normally go un-noticed by other super-hero teams. Although no official name exist for this alliance, these stalwarts met out justice as Marvel Knights.