Real Name: Matthew Michael Murdock
Weight: 200 lbs
Hair Colour: Red
Eye Colour: Blue
First appearance in Daredevil #1, 1964.
Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett.
While walking down a street one day, Matt noticed a blind man was about to
get hit by a truck. He ran in front of the truck, and pushed the blind man
out of the way. However, the truck was carrying radioactive waste, and some
spilled out directly onto Matt's eyes. Matt couldn't see anymore.
Matt's remaining senses became heightened, and he was able to 'see' using
a 'radar' sense, that showed outlines and shapes. His hearing became so acute
that he could hear heartbeats. He could smell the faintest odor in a room.
He could touch a newspaper to 'read' it.
After the accident, a mysterious blind man named Stick offered to help the
boy develop his new found powers, and train him in martial arts.
During this time, Jack Murdock was enjoying some success in the boxing ring.
However, he soon found out that all his matches were fixed, and he was to
throw his next fight. Jack didn't want to lose his match in front of his
son in the audience, so he went against his orders and won the match.
He was murdered by the Fixer's men that night.
Matt, using his new training and abilities, sought revenge against his father's killers.
After a few years, Matt went to Columbia University and studied law with
friend Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson. It was here that both men received their
degrees, and they started up their law firm 'Nelson and Murdock' in New
York City afterwards. Karen Page was their secretary.
Matt adopted the identity of Daredevil to begin his crusade against all the
injustices he saw in the courtroom. The major villains he has had to contend
with are the Kingpin, Bullseye, the Hand, Mr. Fear, Cobra, Mr. Hyde,
Stilt-Man and others.
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