Hand Size 5 (30)
Boxing, Brawling, Clubs
Acrobatics, Fast Exit, Martial Arts, Ricochet
Intimidation, Law Enforcement, Observation, Politics
Enhanced Senses (all but Vision) 16 – Lie Detection
Invulnerable to all visual attacks
Radar Sense 5
Billy Club +2 – Web-Slinging 9
Young Matt Murdock’s life changed forever the day he pushed a blind man out of the way of a speeding truck. A container filled with radioactive liquid from that truck struck Matt, destroying his sight but enhancing his other senses to superhuman levels. Growing up blind in New York City’s crime-ridden Hell’s Kitchen, he was determined not to let his situation hinder him. He trained his body at the gym and his mind in the classroom. The blind martial artist, Stick, taught Matt to master his enhanced senses and hone his fighting skills.
Eventually, Matt became a top law student, and his future looked bright, until the mob murdered Matt’s father, prizefighter “Battlin’ Jack” Murdock, for refusing to throw a fight. Unable to get justice in the courts, Matt donned a costume and took down the killers as “Daredevil, the Man Without Fear.” After this tragedy, Matt devoted his life to the pursuit of justice, both in the courtroom and on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. As Daredevil he has fought numerous criminals and killers, chief among them the Kingpin’s mob, the master assassin Bullseye, and the villainous ninja cult known as the Hand. As Matt Murdock, he has become a crusading attorney aiding the defenseless.
Daredevil’s life has been full of trials and tragedy. He has loved and lost many times, most notably ex-secretary Karen Page and the Greek assassin Elektra. The Kingpin has targeted him and his loved ones several times, nearly destroying the hero’s sanity and reputation. More recently, Daredevil’s true identity has leaked to the press, endangering the lives of everyone Matt Murdock holds dear.
Daredevil’s confidence and calm, even when faced with overwhelming odds, fuels his reputation as the Man Without Fear. In truth, Murdock does feel fear but refuses to be ruled by it. In either identity, he is a passionate defender of the weak and enemy of the corrupt. He is more stoic and less wordy than most, preferring to let his reputation and abilities speak for him.
Abilities & Resources
Daredevil is blind, but compensates with superhumanly heightened senses of smell, touch, hearing, and taste. He also possesses a radar sense that lets him detect objects and people. His senses are acute enough that he can read newsprint by touching it and detect lies by listening to someone’s heartbeat. Daredevil is a master hand-to-hand combatant, trained in boxing, ninjitsu, and various other martial arts. He is an incredible acrobat and uses a specially designed billy club equipped with a swingline. As Matt Murdock, he is one of the world’s most gifted defense attorneys.
Daredevil is not a great team player, but has many friends. He has worked closely with Spider-Man, Moon Knight, Captain America, and even the Punisher. At different times in his life, he has been a partner, romantically and otherwise, to Elektra and the Black Widow. He is also close to his law partner, Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, and reporter Ben Urich. Daredevil is a licensed attorney in the State of New York and a respected member of that profession.