Monday, May 25, 2015

5 Facts You Didn`t Know About Daredevil (possible spoiler alert)

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

Dare Devil First hit the circuit in 2003 with Ben Afleck playing the lead role.Daredevil was then adapted for Netflix and became a worldwide hit. A fire burns deep within Matt Murdock,( Dare Devil). He was raised by a single father, an over-the-hill prizefighter with one last chance to make it good - a chance that cost him his life. Taunted and tormented by children while growing up, Matt's life was irrevocably altered after he was blinded by radioactive materials while saving the life of an old man. The payoff? An unbreakable will and a keen intelligence, helping focus the super-senses he was blessed with during the accident. His story is one of love, pain, disappointment, and strength.Although the series and the movie were both phenomenal, it barely touched on the infamous stunt maniac`s true character and the story line.Some of which are:


1. Hes not averse to murder
Daredevil Kills Bullseye
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Fans of Netflix’s Daredevil saw the titular character walking a familiar heroic line. He’s unwilling to kill someone, no matter what they have done. What’s interesting, though, is that the comic book Daredevil is not above murder, at least when it comes to his nemesis, Bullseye.

2.His girlfriend sells him out 
Karen Page
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Remember the part about Miller making everything darker and grittier? One of the side effects of this is that he ignored a great deal of the comic’s continuity before he started as the writer. When he did bring in older characters or reference older stories, they were often very different.
Karen Page is a prime example. She was the first real love interest for Daredevil, following the Lois Lane model of falling in love with the hero before the man and then finding out that they are one and the same. However, the relationship didn’t last, and she went out to Los Angeles to become a TV star.

Over a decade later in real years (as opposed to always-fuzzy comics years), Miller brings Karen Page back into the story, revealing that she had become a porn star instead of a TV star, all to finance her crippling heroin addiction. It was so crippling that when she got low enough, she told her drug dealer Daredevil’s real name so she could score some drugs. The dealer, in turn, tells the Kingpin, and this event starts unraveling Daredevil’s life in different ways for years afterward.

3.Dare Devil becomes the kingpin
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Daredevil has always had a tempestuous relationship with The Kingpin at best. This usually involves Daredevil on the defensive, warding off attacks and navigating fallout from Kingpin, who is exploiting his knowledge of Daredevil’s secret identity. However, enough eventually became enough for the old horn head, and during Brian Bendis’s run on Daredevil, he had the hero beat Kingpin to within an inch of his life and then do the unthinkable: Daredevil declared himself the new Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen. 

4.Dare Devil and Black Widow were an item
Daredevil and Black Widow
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For moviegoers waiting for Marvel to resolve the mutual affection between Black Widow and The Incredible Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it may be surprising that she and Daredevil were once quite hot and heavy. The two shared frequent adventures, from fighting Mr. Kline to Matt Murdock volunteering to defend her in a trial that she feels will be unfair (due to her being Russian). Before you know it, the two are not only dating, but living together, although to appease the Comics Code Authority, the comic makes it quite clear that the two are living and sleeping on different floors of their shared domicile.

5.He becomes the leader of the hand
Daredevil Leads The Hand
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As far as superhero hobbies go, becoming the leader of evil organizations has to be one of the worst. However, the heart wants what the heart wants, and just as Daredevil once became the Kingpin, he later became the leader of a ninja group known as The Hand. The group was previously led by Elektra, but it turned out she was a shape-shifting alien known as a Skrull.
The Hand inexplicably decides that Daredevil should be their new leader, but he refuses. This causes the group to bring The Kingpin back to New York to make him the leader. Daredevil then accepts the job to keep it out of Kingpin’s hands.

Its not certain that netflix will follow the comic book story line however it will be interesting to see which direction they go.

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