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Appearing in "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1.

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  • Jack Murdock (First appearance chronologically) (Death)
  • Stick (First appearance chronologically)

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Synopsis for "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1.

Matt Murdock grows up in Hell's Kitchen. A police officer is lecturing a number of children in the neighborhood because they were using a fire hydrant to cool down. Matt, wearing a mask, rides by on his skateboard and steals the cop’s nightstick. He hides it in the gym his father, “Battlin’” Jack Murdock, trains in. His father is a boxer, but tonight he is alone. He is holding a photograph crying over a woman named Maggie. Matt helps him to bed.

At the gym Jack is being beaten up by Slade. The Fixer is trying to offer him a job as an enforcer, but Jack refuses. Jack tells them they can kill him, but he won’t work for them. Fixer tells him he won’t only kill Jack, but he will kill his son Matt as well. Jack continues to box, but when he isn't in the ring, he is collecting for the Fixer.

Jack wants his son to study and make something out of himself, not to be anything like him. Matt comes home from school one afternoon proud of himself. A boy was picking on him and he stood up for himself and fought back. Jack is upset and hits Matt. This sends Matt down a path to learn the rules and laws. To see people held accountable for their actions. Matt spends his time studying. When he is picked on at school, he just stands there and takes it. Though he doesn't fight, he spends the time he isn't studying at the gym training.

On a picture perfect day, Matt sees the last thing he will ever see. A blind man is crossing the street and there's a truck heading straight to him. In a second, Matt reacts and jumps to push the man out of the way. The truck swerves and the barrels in the back crash to the street, spilling the contents into Matt’s eyes. Matt is rushed to the hospital in much pain. Eventually the pain goes away, but he is blind. The rest of his senses are heightened to superhuman levels. He is visited by a nun while in the hospital.

Back at home he overhears his father talking with representatives from the company whose chemicals ended up into Matt’s eyes. They threaten him with exposing his connection with the Fixer. Matt is pitied by all except for one, Stick. Stick, who is also blind, begins to train Matt on how to use his other senses. Matt excels and begins to be able to do things he couldn't do when he could see.

Jack is jogging, training for his next fight. He is stopped by the Fixer. The Fixer tells him that he hadn't earned any of his knockouts. That he had been fixing his fights for a while now. Setting him up for a big fall. He wants Jack to take a dive in his next fight so that he can make a bundle. During the fight Jack is in his corner and one of the Fixer’s men comes up to him and tells him to take a fall. He decides he’s not going to and Jack knocks out his opponent. He knows his son is watching and he wants to show him to never quit.

Jack walks out of the arena into an alley. Waiting for him is Fixer and a number of his men. They beat Jack to within an inch of his life. He is bloodied and toothless, but he still offers up a smile. Fixer puts his gun in Jack’s mouth and pulls the trigger.

Appearing in "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #2.

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Synopsis for "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #2.

Matt must identify the body of his father. He is able to get the scents of the killers. McHale and Gillian are drunk walking the streets. Matt taunts them and lures them into a dark alley. An hour later a cop is standing over their beaten and bloody bodies. One of them mumbles to the cop that they were attacked by Jack Murdock, but that they had killed him.

Next, Marcello and Slade are at the gym. Slade is training, hitting the heavy bag. The lights go out and Slade tries to find Marcello. He trips over his body, beaten on the floor. A spotlight shines down in the middle of the boxing ring and Matt Murdock is standing there with a mask on. He tosses his bat aside and Slade steps into the ring. Slade towers over him, but Matt takes out his knee and, with a roll of pennies in his hand, punches him in the face continuously. Slade is out. The door opens and Fixer sees what is happening. He makes a run for it, telling his driver Angelo to get them out of there. Matt follows the car from the rooftops.

Matt jumps on top of the car, and the car crashes. Fixer jumps out and runs into the subway. Matt follows him. Fixer has his gun out and pointed at Matt, but Matt just keeps walking towards him. Matt can hear the Fixer’s heart. It’s pounding and fluttering, and then it stops. Fixer is dead and Angelo is the only one left.

Matt tracks Angelo to a brothel. Matt jumps through the window and onto Angelo. Matt is attacked by a number of the women there. Matt thrashes trying to get free and one of the women goes flying out of the window to her death. Matt runs of horrified at what he had just done. He runs back to the gym yelling for Stick, but Stick isn’t there. Stick is a few blocks away talking with Stone. He tells Stone that after the nights events Matt has failed and is of no use to them.

One year later Matt is attending Columbia University. He is consoling his roommate and friend Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, who has been picked on by another student named Brad. The next night Brad is found naked and tied up on the tennis courts with a warning to leave Foggy alone. The next morning Brad apologizes to Foggy for the way he had been acting. A girl named Cathy hits on Matt, but he will have nothing of it and walks off to class.

Later that night, after Foggy has fallen asleep, Matt gets dressed and takes to the rooftops. He is running wild up there, dancing with the night. Suddenly he catches a scent of a woman up there with him. She takes off and he chases. He follows her through the park. She has left articles of clothing as a trail. The cops arrive and detain him. He remembers the woman who fell to her death and decides to follow the rules and not run. They see no girl and realize that he is blind. Elektra is getting dress, watching on and smiling. The cops tell him it was dumb of him to be walking through the park at that time of night alone.

The next day Matt is walking with Foggy. Elektra pulls up in her car and without a word from either her or Matt, he jumps into the car leaving Foggy behind, who is upset that she almost ran them over. She’s driving like a maniac and Matt likes it. It makes him feel alive. She stops and they get out. They are standing at the edge of a cliff. She tells Matt that they are two of a kind, different from everyone else. They live on the brink, drawn to the edge, and sometimes over. She leans back over the cliff and Matt is again reminded of the woman who he knocked to her death.

Appearing in "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #3.

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Synopsis for "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #3.

Elektra is falling from the cliff. She crashes through the ice and into the water. Matt jumps in after her. He is trying to find her underwater, but cannot. He rushes to the surface to get a breath. As he does he can hear Elektra laughing as she speeds away in her car. Matt gets home, drenched and pissed. Foggy tells him where she lives.

Matt show up at Elektra’s mansion. There is a party going on and security is tight. Matt manages to sneak through the grounds and gets into Elektra’s room. He feels all of her first place trophies for swimming, track, aikido, kendo, karate… Matt starts down the hall and a dog charges him. He kicks the dog and then kicks a guard through the window. Beneath the window is a room of glass where the party is being help. Elektra is playing the piano. The guard crashes through the glass ceiling and right onto the piano. Elektra never stops playing. The guards take aim and fire up at the window where Matt is standing. He takes off running. Matt is upset with himself for breaking the rules again. Matt is shot as he makes his mistake.

Matt is back at his apartment. He is cleaning up his gunshot wound blocking out his senses to keep conscious. When he stops the bleeding and lets the world back in, he realizes he isn't alone, and it isn't Foggy. Foggy is at the door locked out. Matt says to give him a minute. Twenty minutes later Foggy is sitting at the door and Elektra walks out. Foggy walks in and the place is a mess and Matt is sitting on the floor with a smile on his face.

Elektra is in the city. She sees a group of 5 gangbangers who she overhears them bragging about what they've done to innocent women. She lures them into a dark alley. The block off the way out and she begins to undress. She promises not to scream. Two of them go to hold her while another pulls out a knife to cut off what little clothes she has left on. She kicks him in his junk and knees him in the jaw, snapping a vertebrae and killing him instantly. The others attack but eventually she kills all of them.

Elektra and Matt are training together, falling more and more in love. Matt can’t even concentrate in class. One night Stick wakes Matt up and threatens him. Tells Matt to stay away from Elektra, that she is dangerous. Matt doesn't listen though. Unfortunately, not long after, Elektra's father is killed and she must leave Matt. He doesn't understand, he only knows his heart is broken.

Don Rigoletto is meeting with his men. They are complaining that they are being out competed. Rigoletto refuses to murder children, or cater to unholy perversions, nor will they flood their streets with crack cocaine. He is upset and sends his men away. Wilson Fisk comes up behind him and begins to give him a massage as Rigoletto tries to relax. Kingpin then snaps his neck and takes his place ready to become the Kingpin of the city.

Appearing in "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #4.

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Synopsis for "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #4.



Appearing in "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #5.

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Synopsis for "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #5.



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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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