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Daredevil (Matthew Murdock)

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   universe = [[Marvel Universe]]
   universe = [[Marvel Universe]]
| real_name = Matthew Michael Murdock
| real_name = Matthew Michael Murdock
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| identity = once known, Secret
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| identity = Revealed in a tabloid newspaper, but denied by Murdock
| occupation = Crimefighter, lawyer
| occupation = Crimefighter, lawyer
| place_of_birth = New York City
| place_of_birth = New York City
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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"
| weight = 200 lbs.
| weight = 200 lbs.
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| eyes = White
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| eyes = Blue
| hair = Red
| hair = Red
| 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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| debut = Daredevil #1 (1964)
| debut = Daredevil #1 (1964)
| origin = Daredevil #1 (1964); Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 (1993-1994); Daredevil: Yellow #1-6 (2001-2002)
| origin = Daredevil #1 (1964); Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 (1993-1994); Daredevil: Yellow #1-6 (2001-2002)
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| significant_issues = First donned red costume (Daredevil #7, 1965); established "Mike Murdock" identity (Daredevil #25, 1967); faked death of "Mike Murdock" (Daredevil #41, 1968); revealed secret identity and proposed to Karen Page (Daredevil #56-57, 1969); began relationship with Black Widow (Daredevil #81, 1971); moved to San Francisco with Black Widow (Daredevil #87, 1972); first battled Bullseye (Daredevil #131, 1976); secret identity discovered by reporter Ben Urich (Daredevil #163-164, 1980); first encountered Kingpin (Daredevil #170-171, 1981); unable to prevent Bullseye from killing Elektra (Daredevil #181, 1982); allied with Kingpin to take down Micah Synn (Daredevil #212-214, 1984-1985); life nearly destroyed by Kingpin after secret identity revealed by Karen Page (Daredevil #227-233, 1986); plagued by Typhoid Mary, left New York City (Daredevil #260-266, 1988); instrumental in the  fall of the Kingpin, got law license back (Daredevil #297-300, 1991-1992); faked death, adopted new costume and alias of Jack Batlin (Daredevil #325, 1994); adopted multiple alter egos while battling inner demons (Daredevil #344-347, 1995); revealed secret identity to Foggy Nelson (Daredevil #348, 1995); unabled to prevent Bullseye from killing Karen Page (Daredevil #5, 1999); secret identity exposed by tabloid (Daredevil #32, 2002); suffered nervous breakdown, replaced Wilson Fisk as New York's new kingpin (Daredevil #50, 2003)Mathew's identity is once again secret (Daredevil #93, 2007)
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| significant_issues = First donned red costume (Daredevil #7, 1965); established "Mike Murdock" identity (Daredevil #25, 1967); faked death of "Mike Murdock" (Daredevil #41, 1968); revealed secret identity and proposed to Karen Page (Daredevil #56-57, 1969); began relationship with Black Widow (Daredevil #81, 1971); moved to San Francisco with Black Widow (Daredevil #87, 1972); first battled Bullseye (Daredevil #131, 1976); secret identity discovered by reporter Ben Urich (Daredevil #163-164, 1980); first encountered Kingpin (Daredevil #170-171, 1981); unable to prevent Bullseye from killing Elektra (Daredevil #181, 1982); allied with Kingpin to take down Micah Synn (Daredevil #212-214, 1984-1985); life nearly destroyed by Kingpin after secret identity revealed by Karen Page (Daredevil #227-233, 1986); plagued by Typhoid Mary, left New York City (Daredevil #260-266, 1988); instrumental in the  fall of the Kingpin, got law license back (Daredevil #297-300, 1991-1992); faked death, adopted new costume and alias of Jack Batlin (Daredevil #325, 1994); adopted multiple alter egos while battling inner demons (Daredevil #344-347, 1995); revealed secret identity to Foggy Nelson (Daredevil #348, 1995); unabled to prevent Bullseye from killing Karen Page (Daredevil #5, 1999); secret identity exposed by tabloid (Daredevil #32, 2002); suffered nervous breakdown, replaced Wilson Fisk as New York's new kingpin (Daredevil #50, 2003)
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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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