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Daredevil

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Real name
Matthew Murdock
Current alias
Daredevil
Aliases
Mike Murdock
Alignment
Relatives
Battling Jack Murdock (father, deceased); Maggie (mother)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Origin
First appearance

History

Young Matt Murdock was blinded as a child when he pushed an elderly man out of the path of an out of control truck carrying radioactive waste, to which he was exposed. Matt discovered that the radiation had in some way compensated for his loss of vision by making his other senses incredibly acute, and giving him a kind of "radar sense" that was in some ways better than vision! Matt studied to become a lawyer whilst simultaneously training his body to the peak of human perfection. When his father, a boxer, was killed for refusing to throw a fight, Matt adopted the identity of Daredevil in order to avenge him, and now operates as both a crusading lawyer and, secretly, a masked vigilante. Because there's no ethical conflict there, at all...

At one point, not content with having a double life, Matt expanded it to a triple life, inventing a spurious twin brother named Mike Murdock, who was supposedly Daredevil. In theory, this was a ploy to protect his secret identity. In fact, it seemed to be little more than an excuse for Matt to prank his friends while acting like a complete tosser.

Powers and abilities

Powers

Radar sense

Abilities

Incredibly acute senses (supposedly, he can taste every individual grain of salt on a pretzel, and read a newspaper by feeling the indentations of the ink on the page); superior agility and acrobatic ability. He can also sort out your divorce for you.

Weaknesses

He's blind

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Billy club

Notes

Daredevil has appeared in numerous titles published by Odhams, Marvel UK and Panini, including Mighty World of Marvel, Marvel Super Adventure, The Daredevils and Captain America (Marvel UK Weekly), as well as his own Daredevil Winter Special. Most, but not all, of these appearances have been reprints of American material.

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