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On the surface, Matt Murdock is a sensible and mild-mannered defense attorney. He can be stubborn and a little prickly, but he has a powerful sense of empathy, an everyman's charm, and a wry, self-effacing wit. He is selective in taking on clients, but once he does, he zealously defends their interests. You could say the same about his friendships.

Below the surface, Matt is driven by bottomless grief, raging abandonment issues, and worlds of guilt. His accident gave him powerful new ways of making sense of the world, but it also drew a thin red line of division between himself and just about everyone in it. That secrecy and sense of isolation was reinforced by a series of staggering personal losses and some hard lessons imparted by his mentor Stick.

The product of a Catholic orphanage and a Jesuit education, Matt has a marytr's desire to solve the world's wrongs by his lonesome. He also has a tendency to push away those closest to him, whether to protect himself from abandonment or to protect others from the chaos and danger invited by his second life. A small but persistent band of friends and associates has repeatedly challenged that impulse. Results vary.

Matt's life is defined by a powerful sense of justice that drives him to protect those who can't protect themselves, whether it's in the courtroom or on the streets of New York. That drive often manifests itself as fury, and he's not always sure it's the righteous sort. 'Daredevil' has built a reputation as one of the city's more brutally effective vigilantes, and the psychic toll of that violence weighs heavily on him. He asks himself constantly whether he's gone too far, or not far enough.

He's courageous, and in his short career as a viglante has gained city-wide renown for death-defying feats. But for all that the papers call his red-clad alter-ego the "man without fear," Matt Murdock is full of them. Most of all, he's scared of letting the world, his dead father, God, and himself down.

RP Hooks

Lawyer for hire: In their short but eventful legal career, Matt Murdock and law partner Foggy Nelson have represented everyone from tenants facing eviction to people accused of capital crimes to multi-billion dollar corporations. Their small (but mighty!) firm could be especially helpful for mutants and metahumans navigating New York's new registration law.

A son of Hell's Kitchen: Matt is the product of one of New York's roughest neighborhoods, and he zealously defends it with both sides of his double life.

Anti-registration advocate: Have a bone to pick with metahumans, or with laws registering and regulating them? Matt's staked out a public position on the issue, and frequently appears on cable news arguing against New York's new registration law.

Enemies in high places: When Nelson & Murdock helped the Defenders bring down Wilson Fisk and stop his plans to remake Hell's Kitchen, a lot of luminaries of finance and city politics saw their careers take a hit. Some are sure to have long memories.




Character Sheet


Thing about red, they can't tell how much you're bleeding.

— Battlin' Jack Murdock

Another man's evil does not make you good, Matthew.

— Father Paul Lantom

When I was a kid, before the accident, I'd lay awake at night listening to the sirens. I liked to put stories to them. Trying to figure out what they were for, ambulance or cops, robbery or fire. I don't know, just a stupid game. But after I lost my sight, after my abilities developed, I realized how many sirens there actually were, how much this city suffered every single night.

— Matt Murdock



October 25, 2019. A Little BE Never Hurt Anyone

Dani Carolus, Jess and Daredevil converge upon the scene of the crime and investigate what really happened to Ali and Warren

Posted On: 26 Oct 2019 13:56 (Related Tags: archangel atlas daredevil jessica-jones moonstar)

January 01, 2019. Badwill Hunting

Daredevil begins to put together how Wilson Fisk got himself out of jail, and what the Kingpin plans to do with his newfound freedom.

Posted On: 10 Oct 2019 02:05 (Related Tags: daredevil)

September 19, 2019. Star Witness

Matt Murdock listens to Sloane Albright's story, and makes a pitch.

Posted On: 29 Sep 2019 20:07 (Related Tags: daredevil equal-protection merrow)

September 10, 2019. Exclusive

Matt Murdock offers Lois Lane a big story on the fight against New York's registration law.

Posted On: 29 Mar 2019 00:43 (Related Tags: daredevil equal-protection lois-lane)

July 23, 2019. Sorry About Your Friend

Daredevil and Barbara Gordon look into the death of independent journalist Zane Oldman, each in their own way.

Posted On: 02 Oct 2019 21:29 (Related Tags: batgirl daredevil)

July 10, 2019. Due for a Fight

Matt and Kinsey meet up for their weekly sparring match and talk about the latest on the Defenders, her new job, and what it means for both of them.

Posted On: 25 Aug 2019 21:23 (Related Tags: daredevil six)

July 08, 2019. A Place in Hell's Kitchen

Jessica Jones calls Matt Murdock for help when bad news sends her spiraling to the brink of an alcoholic binge.

Posted On: 09 Jul 2019 04:49 (Related Tags: daredevil jessica-jones)

July 03, 2019. Sidebar

Matt & Foggy discuss their upcoming second trial of the century — and the direction of their firm — over drinks.

Posted On: 24 Jul 2019 01:52 (Related Tags: daredevil equal-protection foggy-nelson)

May 23, 2019. Punchbug

Four Defenders try to help a frightened unregistered meta leave the state. It gets messy.

Posted On: 24 May 2019 02:43 (Related Tags: boomerang daredevil defenders jessica-jones power-man)

May 15, 2019. Bearers of Bad News

Bucky and Jane tell Matt about Wilson Fisk's quiet takeover of the Raft.

Posted On: 25 Aug 2019 20:14 (Related Tags: daredevil jane-foster winter-soldier)

April 02, 2019. Of Penance and Inflection Points

After months of freeloading, Matt Murdock is finally vacating Danny Rand's mansion. But first he has a conversation with Emery about family, faith, and the fate of the world.

Posted On: 03 Apr 2019 01:25 (Related Tags: daredevil samael)

March 24, 2019. A Really God Damn Bad Day

When the Trike crumbles, Dani and Luke get trapped inside. Winter Soldier, Daredevil and Jessica Jones hurry to free them before the air runs out.

Posted On: 25 Mar 2019 04:49 (Related Tags: daredevil jessica-jones moonstar power-man winter-soldier)

March 13, 2019. Counteroffers

Luke, Foggy, and Matt discuss next steps in their negotiations with SHIELD. Immediately follows Devil's in the Details.

Posted On: 20 Mar 2019 00:49 (Related Tags: daredevil foggy-nelson power-man)

March 13, 2019. Devil's in the Details

Peggy Carter comes to Nelson & Murdock to discuss SHIELD's deal with Luke Cage.

Posted On: 14 Mar 2019 04:38 (Related Tags: agent-carter daredevil foggy-nelson power-man)

February 11, 2019. Shaken, Not Stirred

With the Registration deadline looming, Luke Cage is far from in the clear. Matt Murdock floats a solution.

Posted On: 12 Feb 2019 05:08 (Related Tags: daredevil jessica-jones power-man)

February 07, 2019. A Few Favors Between Spies and Vigilantes

Daredevil sees a way for Luke to get out of his conundrum, but it involves making a big ask of Agent Carter.

Posted On: 26 Mar 2019 01:20 (Related Tags: agent-carter daredevil)

February 04, 2019. Domiciles and Dual Citizenship

Betsy Braddock consults Matt Murdock about registration

Posted On: 07 Feb 2019 16:46 (Related Tags: daredevil psylocke)

January 25, 2019. Suits

Following the directives of the Maximoff twins, Tabitha Smith applies for a clerkship at Nelson & Murdock, but what happens when an experienced con artist meets a walking lie detector?

Posted On: 28 Jan 2019 02:08 (Related Tags: boom-boom daredevil)

January 21, 2019. Lies and Ommissions

Danny brings Matt to the Merit Center to get his read on Colleen. No one is particularly good at keeping their secrets.

Posted On: 28 Jan 2019 03:23 (Related Tags: colleen-wing daredevil iron-fist)

January 21, 2019. Regarding Navi

Matt Murdock stops by Alias Investigation to touch base about several cases, and the latest young woman Jessica Jones has taken under her wing.

Posted On: 22 Jan 2019 10:08 (Related Tags: daredevil jessica-jones)

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Matt Murdock is Daredevil
Matt Murdock is Daredevil
Full Name: Matthew Michael Murdock
Code Name: Daredevil
Occupation: Attorney
Aliases: The Devil of Hell's Kitchen, the Man Without Fear
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: The Defenders
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Mutate
Age: 28
Height: 5'10"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Dark
Eye Color: Hazel
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Charlie Cox
Theme Song: Blindness by Metric
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: daredevil
Played Since: Nov. 2018

Last Posted Activity: 26 Oct 2019 13:56

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