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Real Name
Matthew Michael "Matt" Murdock
First Appearance
Daredevil #1 (April, 1964)
Stan Lee, Bill Everett
Team Affliations
S.H.I.E.L.D., The Chaste, Nelson & Murdock, The Defenders, The Hand, New Avengers
Mike Murdock (for a brief time when he pretended to be his own twin brother), Jack Batlin, Kingpin of Crime, Laurent LeVasseur, Scarlet Swashbuckler, Nameless One, Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen, The Man Without Fear, The Guardian Devil, DD, Red, The Daredevil, Hornhead, Cooper Peyton, formerly Captain Universe, Scarlet Avenger
Base of Operations
Hell's Kitchen, New York City
Heightened Senses, RADAR sense
Skills and Abilities
Excellent athlete, Detective Expertise, Marksmanship Expertise, Master martial artist, high-level gymnast and acrobat
Tools and Weapons
Billy Club Disguised as a Cane (which also acts as a rope for swinging)

Daredevil (Matt Murdock) is a blind superhero in the Marvel Universe.


Matt Murdock was blinded as a boy in an accident, only to discover his other sense have been heightened to a superhuman level. When his father, a boxer, refused to take a dive in a fight, he was killed by mobsters, which inspired Murdock to use his powers to defend the innocent and fight crime both as a lawyer and as the superhero Daredevil.



Matt Murdock was born to Jack and Maggie Murdock in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.  He was raised single-handedly by his father "Battlin'" Jack Murdock. Jack was a boxer of some reknown. Murdock's mother left him at a young age, and the two did not meet until much later in life, as Jack lied on her behalf, claiming she was dead. Jack, in need of money, began working for a criminal named "The Fixer", often taking dives for him to rig bets on various boxing matches, as well as ofther criminal activities.

Even at a young age, Matt was given by his father a strong sense of right and wrong.  His father suffered from alcoholism but wanted to make his son a better man than him and in doing so, his son supported him getting sober and becoming a better boxer.


Matt first acquired his powers at the age of 11 when a passing vehicle containing a highly acidic radioactive substance nearly crashed into an elderly man. The young man dove and pushed the old man out of the way, only to get the toxic substances in his eyes, blinding him forever. The substances also effected his body, causing him to gain super-human senses and a radar sense that makes him aware of his surroundings. This massively increased his senses making them become superhuman. His hearing in particular had increased above all others and being so good that his hearing tells him where everything is conjuring an imaginary image and a rough outline of everything in his surroundings in his head indicated by the precision of his hearing. His touch also being so extremely increased as of his hearing that he can run his fingers over the page of a normal book and know what it says by just feeling the immensely thin layer of printed ink.

A couple of years after the accident of Matt's blindness, when Matt was a teenager after watching one of his father's fights. His father was mugged by a gang of thug’s outside the building and they murdered him leaving Matt to live until adulthood orphaned. From the day his father died he swore to protect the innocent and fight for justice preventing others from suffering the way he did. He then trained himself testing his senses and training his agility while also training himself in hand to hand combat.

Once becoming an adult and trained himself to maximum potential he became Dardevil. In his early comics he wears a yellow and black suit but soon developed to red. He fought crime and was known by the public gaining the nickname "The Man Without Fear". He suit features two devil horns and a logo baring two D's connected by the bottom and top corner. He is also seen holding a guide stick (Although not needing one) showing the logo along the side and can convert to a grapple and the stick shortening to a handle. He also is seen holding two short red sticks used for combat. Matt is a lawyer and lives in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York.


Daredevil has appeared in numerous amounts and forms of media. He first animatedly appeared on television in "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends". Matt Murdock appears in the 1989 television movie: The Trial of The Incredible Hulk. Where David Banner is arrested and Matt tries to prove his innocence and is later followed by a policeman inspiring him to become a hero. He has also appeared in a television series of "The Fantastic Four" and "Spider-Man: The animated series". Daredevil has also appeared in his own movie "Daredevil" starring Ben Affleck as Daredevil and Elektra played by Jennifer Garner. (2003) Daredevil has also featured in many Marvel universe video games.