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"I'm a really good lawyer."
―Matt Murdock[src]

Matthew "Matt" Murdock is a blind lawyer by day and masked crime-fighter by night from New York's Hell's Kitchen. He is the masked vigilante Daredevil.


Spider-Man: No Way Home

After Peter Parker's identity as Spider-Man is exposed and he is framed for the murder of Quentin Beck, Murdock comes to his defense and gets the charges dropped.


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Character traits

Matt has a strong sense of morality and justice, which he carries with him in his work as a lawyer and a vigilante. While professional, Matt is not without a sense of humor, and is very easygoing with his friends. Quips about his blindness don't bother him, and he even frequently jokes about it himself.

Powers and Abilities


  • Superhuman Senses: As a result of exposure to chemicals that blinded him, Matt Murdock's other senses were permanently enhanced to superhuman levels. Daredevil has control over his senses and uses them perfectly at optimal finesse, without trouble.
    • Superhuman Hearing: Daredevil's hearing is so acute that he can clearly hear individuals converse from great distances and hear individuals' heartbeats. Through practice, Daredevil is able to control his hearing acuity, mentally blocking out specific sounds like his own breathing and heartbeat, all ambient sounds to a normal human level of perception or all sounds but a particular sound he is concentrating upon. Daredevil also utilizes his hearing as an aid to actually give him a three-dimensional picture of his surroundings. Daredevil's superhuman hearing gives him tactical advantages; such as awareness of individuals hiding and makes it impossible to blindside Daredevil.
      • Lie Detection: Daredevil can always tell whether individuals are lying or not by listening to their heartbeat.
    • Superhuman Smell: Daredevil's sense of smell is heightened.
    • Superhuman Taste: Daredevil's sense of taste is heightened.
    • Superhuman Touch: Daredevil can feel the presence of those around him through vibrations, air currents and body temperature, he can dodge attacks and even bullets by feeling them cut through the air, creating ripples of currents only detectable by him.
    • Superhuman Agility: Daredevil is far more agile than normal humans.
    • Superhuman Equilibrium: Daredevil's equilibrium is far more greatly developed than normal humans. He is able to adjust his position by instinct, allowing him to balance himself on any object, no matter how small or narrow.
    • Radar Sense: Daredevil is able to perceive the world around him through a radar-like sense. This is not exactly true sight to him, everything looks orange and red as if "the world's on fire".
    • Weakness Detection: Daredevil can sense the weakness of anything, including people, objects, etc.
    • Danger Sense: Daredevil can sense nearing dangers and sense unwanted or hectic threats to his well-being, acute danger, potential immediate danger, evade danger and impending danger. 
    • Superhuman Sensory Adaptation: Daredevil is immune to any effect that damages or influences the senses. Though his senses are super-humanly acute, they can withstand greater amounts of sensory stimuli, with no reduced sensitivity.  
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Daredevil's reflexes are much faster than normal humans. He was able to catch a brick that was thrown through Peter Parker's window before it hit him.
    • Enhanced Endurance: By controlling the Nociceptors in his body, Matt can control how his body reacts to pain. This gives him incredible tolerance to pain and can even be used to help healing.


  • Master Lawyer: Matt is an excellent lawyer.
  • Master Hand-To-Hand Combatant/Martial Artist: Daredevil is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, as he was trained in hand-to-hand combat and martial arts.
  • Master Stick-Fighter: Daredevil is an excellent stick-fighter, as he was trained in stick fighting from a young age.
  • Indomitable Will/High Tolerance for Pain: Matt is fearless, under no situation has he ever given up or succumbed to the pain of his injuries. He continues to function despite having endured catastrophic damage to his body, and a number of personal losses.
  • Peak of Human Physical Condition: Daredevil rigorously trains his body to maintain his physical fitness and skills. He possesses strength, speed, stamina and endurance that is at the peak of human capability, and his agility, reflexes, senses and dexterity are amplified to a superhuman capacity. Due to Daredevil's superhuman hearing, he also has excellent balance giving him perfect equilibrium, increasing his agility and refining his movements.
  • Master Acrobat: Daredevil is capable of scaling down buildings and running from rooftop to rooftop easily.
  • Master of Stealth: Daredevil is extremely skilled in moving quietly and staying hidden. His agility helps him become hard to find as he clings on to wall corners to stay hidden and hides atop of things and strikes when necessary.
  • Multilingual: Matt is capable of fluently speaking English, French and Spanish.


  • Daredevil Suit: Matt wears a protective suit as his superhero alter-ego, Daredevil, to hide his identity from his enemies, when he goes out fighting crime. Matt initially put together a suit of form-fitting black garments, rounded out by a mask and sturdy gloves and boots. This crude suit was replaced by a resilient black and red suit that offers full body protection against moderate abrasions and impact trauma without trading away flexibility.
  • Expandable Batons: It functions as a a multi-purpose cane with different modes; such as two short sticks or a larger staff.



  • Marvel Cinematic Universe (1 TV series)

Behind the scenes

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Spider-Man: No Way Home

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