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Daredevil (Matthew Murdock)

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| citizenship = U.S.A.
| citizenship = U.S.A.
| education = Daredevil possesses a high school diploma and a Juris Doctor (doctorate of law) from Columbia University.  He also possesses the equivalent of a self-taught masters of applied sciences in mechanical engineering.
| education = Daredevil possesses a high school diploma and a Juris Doctor (doctorate of law) from Columbia University.  He also possesses the equivalent of a self-taught masters of applied sciences in mechanical engineering.
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| aliases = Michael Murdock
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| aliases = Captain Universe, Michael Murdock
| relatives = Jonathan "Battling Jack" Murdock (father, deceased), Grace Murdock (mother, deceased), [[Donovan, Milla|Milla Donovan]] (estranged wife)
| relatives = Jonathan "Battling Jack" Murdock (father, deceased), Grace Murdock (mother, deceased), [[Donovan, Milla|Milla Donovan]] (estranged wife)
| height = 6'0"
| height = 6'0"
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| powers = In compensation for his lost sight, Daredevil’s other four senses have been preternaturally enhanced.
| powers = In compensation for his lost sight, Daredevil’s other four senses have been preternaturally enhanced.
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His sense of touch is sensitive enough to detect the faint impressions of ink on paper, allowing him to read by touch.  He is also able to feel minute changes in temperature and pressure, enough to sense a human body at a distance of five feet, due to body heat and air disturbance.  His sensitivity to heat allows him to sense the temperature of people and objects in order to determine whether a person is alive, how long they have been dead if they are not, and other changes in body temperature such as blushing or the heating up associated with various emotional states, as well as residual body heat on an object, or how recently a machine has been in use.  His advanced tactile and heat sensitivity allows Daredevil to easily detect pressure points and other areas of weakness in an opponent.
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His sense of touch is sensitive enough to detect the faint impressions of ink on paper, allowing him to read by touch.  He is also able to feel minute changes in temperature and pressure, enough to sense a human body at a distance of five feet, due to body heat and air disturbance.  His sensitivity to heat allows him to sense the temperature of people and objects in order to determine whether a person is alive, how long they have been dead if they are not, and other changes in body temperature such as blushing or the heating up associated with various emotional states, as well as residual body heat on an object, or how recently a machine has been in use.
Daredevil’s sense of smell is enhanced enough to distinguish individuals by their natural odors, and remember and identify them no matter how they attempt to mask their scent, as well as track that individual scent through a crowd of people at a distance of roughly 50 feet.
Daredevil’s sense of smell is enhanced enough to distinguish individuals by their natural odors, and remember and identify them no matter how they attempt to mask their scent, as well as track that individual scent through a crowd of people at a distance of roughly 50 feet.
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Daredevil’s enhanced sense of hearing enables him to detect an acoustic pressure change of 1 decibel at a pressure level of 7, whereas the average human can only detect a sound as low as 20 decibels.  He can even hear people speaking through a standard soundproofed wall.  Daredevil is also able to hear a heartbeat from 20 feet away, as well as identify people by their individual beat rhythm, or detect whether they are lying or not by the changes in their heartbeat, though a pace maker or self control will confuse his reading.  Not only does Daredevil’s hearing allow him to be constantly aware of his own heartbeat, blood circulation, breathing, physical movements, etc, but he is also able to hear and sense the same attributes in other people.  One of the primary ways he does this is by hearing the reverberations made by ambient sounds on objects and people, giving him a sonar-like sense of where things are, and how dense they are.  And while he is able to block out a good amount of background noise, he can also be excessively disoriented by unexpected loud noises and can be confused when immersed in the wash of sound from a busy crowd.
Daredevil’s enhanced sense of hearing enables him to detect an acoustic pressure change of 1 decibel at a pressure level of 7, whereas the average human can only detect a sound as low as 20 decibels.  He can even hear people speaking through a standard soundproofed wall.  Daredevil is also able to hear a heartbeat from 20 feet away, as well as identify people by their individual beat rhythm, or detect whether they are lying or not by the changes in their heartbeat, though a pace maker or self control will confuse his reading.  Not only does Daredevil’s hearing allow him to be constantly aware of his own heartbeat, blood circulation, breathing, physical movements, etc, but he is also able to hear and sense the same attributes in other people.  One of the primary ways he does this is by hearing the reverberations made by ambient sounds on objects and people, giving him a sonar-like sense of where things are, and how dense they are.  And while he is able to block out a good amount of background noise, he can also be excessively disoriented by unexpected loud noises and can be confused when immersed in the wash of sound from a busy crowd.
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The acute advancements in Daredevil's hearing (combined with his athletic prowess) quip him with a nigh super human balance.  On many occasions Daredevil has run across telephone/electrical wires with ease, even jumping up and down on a single wire without losing his footing.
 
Along with the enhancement of Daredevil’s normal senses, he has gained another sense which he calls his Radar Sense.  According to one theory, this sense reacts to an emission of electromagnetic energy a mutation in his brain has caused, reading the reverberations of this energy as a 360º, 3-D map of objects.  This “sight” is not perfect, and can only give Daredevil an impression of the exact physical shape of objects, not a literal one.  Closely overlapping objects can also confuse this sense.
Along with the enhancement of Daredevil’s normal senses, he has gained another sense which he calls his Radar Sense.  According to one theory, this sense reacts to an emission of electromagnetic energy a mutation in his brain has caused, reading the reverberations of this energy as a 360º, 3-D map of objects.  This “sight” is not perfect, and can only give Daredevil an impression of the exact physical shape of objects, not a literal one.  Closely overlapping objects can also confuse this sense.

Current revision as of 18:05, 8 May 2010

 

Universe
Marvel Universe

Real Name
Matthew Michael Murdock

Aliases
Captain Universe, Michael Murdock

Identity
Revealed in a tabloid newspaper, but denied by Murdock

Citizenship
U.S.A.

Place of Birth
New York City

First Appearance
Daredevil #1 (1964)

Origin
Daredevil #1 (1964); Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 (1993-1994); Daredevil: Yellow #1-6 (2001-2002)


Abandoned by his mother, Matt Murdock was raised by his father, boxer "Battling Jack" Murdock, in Hell's Kitchen. Realizing that rules were needed to prevent people from behaving badly, young Matt decided to study law; however, when he saved a man from an oncoming truck, it spilled a radioactive cargo that rendered Matt blind while enhancing his remaining senses. Under the harsh tutelage of blind martial arts master Stick, Matt mastered his heightened senses and became a formidable fighter. He also attended Columbia University Law School alongside his best friend, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson; but before Matt earned his Juris Doctorate degree, his father was murdered by agents of the Fixer (Roscoe Sweeny) for refusing to throw a fight. Enraged when the legal system failed to bring the Fixer to justice, Matt donned a costume made from his father's boxing robe and went into action as "Daredevil," savagely beating his father's killers and frightening the Fixer himself to death. Establishing a small New York law firm with Foggy, Matt vowed to serve the law as Matt Murdock and to fight evils beyond the law's reach as Daredevil. Over the years, he has fought many super-criminals, including Mister Fear,
Stilt-Man, Gladiator, Purple Man and Jester (Jonathan Powers), as well as crime lords such as the Kingpin and the Owl. He has loved and fought alongside both the Black Widow and Elektra.

Although Daredevil and the Punisher both fight crime, they often clash over the Punisher's lethal tactics. During an early encounter, Daredevil shot the Punisher to prevent him from killing drug-dealer Peter "Hogman" Grunter. Since then, Daredevil has worked with the Punisher when necessary, but has also attempted to bring him to justice. Daredevil formed the "Marvel Knights" to apprehend the Punisher, who escaped police custody thereafter. Later, Daredevil teamed with Spider-Man and Wolverine in a failed attempt to take down the Punisher, who told Daredevil that the only way to stop him was to kill him.

Recently, Daredevil's secret identity was exposed by a tabloid and he definitively defeated the Kingpin in public, declaring himself New York's new kingpin. To avoid disbarment, Murdock has been forced to publicly and legally deny his dual identity, though the public remains unconvinced. He was incarcerated by the FBI which had been publicly embarrassed by Murdock and placed in a population comprised of many of his enemies in the hope that Murdock would be killed while in prison. Murdock, aided by the Punisher, escaped shortly thereafter.



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