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Real Name Matthew Murdock
Alternate Identity Daredevil
The Man Without Fear
Powers and Abilities Sonar-Like Sense
Allies Fantastic Four
Family and Friends Jack Murdock (Father)
For the uproduced series see Daredevil.

Matthew Murdock is a blind lawyer who fights crime as the superhero Daredevil.


Daredevil was blinded at a young age by radioactive chemicals that fell from an oncoming vehicle.

Matt Murdock's father, Jack Murdock, was a boxer. However, in order to support Matt, he began working for a mobster. When Matt discovered this, he was unable to deal with the shame of it, and was blinded after carelessly crossing the road by an oncoming vehicle full of radioactive chemicals, in which was being smuggled through the city under the crime lord Kingpin's orders. Subsequently, his father vowed revenge. It so happened that this was the same mobster that Matt's father was working for. As he attempted to turn the criminal mastermind in to the police, Matt's father was discovered gathering evidence, and was therefore killed by Kingpin's men. Matt then vowed to avenge his father's death. Even though he was blind, Matt's other senses seemed to be enhanced as of the accident, and upon meeting a mysterious man named "Stick", was mentored to control these senses, and took on a crimefighting secret identity, the Daredevil, as well as taking on a regular career as a lawyer.

Daredevil and Spider-Man

When Matt became Peter Parker's lawyer, who had been framed by the Kingpin's son, Richard Fisk, of selling government secrets. As the Daredevil he teamed with Spider-Man to clear Parker's name. When Daredevil and Spider-Man eventually managed to clear Parker, Kingpin allowed his son to be imprisoned.

Daredevil also assisted the Fantastic Four when they lost their powers.


Daredevil was voiced by Bill Smitrovich on Fantastic Four and Edward Albert on Spider-Man.

Daredevil's appearance on Fantastic Four was based on his earlier, slightly campier appearances. His appearance on Spider-Man was based on his later, grittier appearances.

A photo of Daredevil appeared in the X-Men episode, "No Mutant is an Island". However, No Mutant is an Island ran into problems with the animation and shots in the episode had to be redone. In the revised version of No Mutant is an Island, Daredevil's picture was removed.

His appearances on Spider-Man were a back-door pilot for a series that was never produced.

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