Matthew “Matt” MurdockHeight:
(14), DEX: +5
(20), CON: +3
(14), WIS: +3
(16), CHA: +1
(12)Tough: +3/+8, Fort: +7, Ref: +15, Will: +10Skills:
Acrobatics 10 (+15
), Athletics 13 (+15
), Bluff 11 (+12
), Concentration 7 (+10
), Diplomacy 9 (+10
), Disguise 9 (+10
), Escape Artist 7 (+12
), Gather Information 9 (+10
), Intimidate 11 (+12
), Knowledge (civics) 8 (+10
), Knowledge (streetwise) 8 (+10
), Notice 9 (+12
), Profession (Attorney) 7 (+10
), Search 8 (+10
), Stealth 9 (+14
All-Out Attack, Attack Specialization (Billy Clubs (Device 2)), Bank Shot, Dedication (Ending Kingpin's Reign), Defensive Roll 5, Dodge Focus 4, Fearless, Improved Critical 2 (Billy Clubs (Device 2)), Improved Disarm 2, Improved Initiative 2, Power Attack, Precise Strike (2.5 ed.) 2 (Both cover and concealment), Quick Draw 2, Takedown Attack 2, Uncanny Dodge (Hearing), Withstand DamagePowers:Billy Clubs (Device 2)
(Easy to lose)
• Super-Movement 1
• AP: Thrown Club (Damage 3)
-Mighty (+1 to damage),
-Ricochet (1 bounce)
-Power Loss (Disarmed after miss)
• AP: Bo Club (Damage 3)
-Extended Reach (5 ft.), Mighty
• AP: Dual Clubs (Damage 3)
-Mighty, Split Attack (2 targets)
• AP: Nun Chaku (Damage 4)
-Mighty (+2 to damage)Enhanced Trait 1
(Feats: Uncanny Dodge (Hearing))Super-Senses 9
•counters concealment: Hearing
•extended: Hearing 1 (-1 per 100 ft)
•ultra-hearingAttack Bonus: +12
(Ranged: +12, Melee: +12, Grapple: +14)Attacks:
Melee Attack: +14 (Bo Club: Damage 3)
Melee Attack: +14 (Dual Clubs: Damage 3)
Melee Attack: +14 (Nun Chaku: Damage 4)
Ranged Attack: +14 (Thrown Club: Damage 3)
Melee Attack: +12 (Unarmed Attack, +6 (DC 17)Defense: +12
(Flat-footed: +4), Knockback: -4Initiative: +13Languages:
Abilities 32 + Skills 34 (135 ranks) + Feats 28 + Powers 15 + Combat 40 + Saves 21 + Drawbacks 0 = 170
Matthew Michael Murdock was born to Jonathan 'Jack' Murdock and Grace Murdock in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Murdock’s parents separated, as Grace grew tired of the violent nature of Jack’s professional life, that of a boxer with the ring name of ‘Battling Jack Murdock.”
Eventually, Matt’s father became caught up with the crime boss, Wilson Fisk. Unbeknownst to Jack, Fisk had bookies working the boxing circuit. Fisk, through these men, began arranging matches in favor of an unwitting Jack. In this way, Fisk built Jack up as a heavyweight contender and, as Jack was the perpetual underdog in his fights, made a mint on him through his network of bookies.
Despite his career of choice - or, perhaps, because of it – Jack impressed upon Matt the value of an education, and pushed him toward his studies, driving him to be more and more successful in his education.
Though Matt loved his father and excelled in his studies, he harbored some resentment towards his father as a result of the neighborhood bullying that accompanied such success. As a result of his spurning childhood games in favor of his studies, Matt gained an unfair reputation for cowardice. The local children labeled him, derisively and sardonically, as the ‘Daredevil.’ Needing a release for the frustration it built within him, Matt began to secretly train in his father's gym.
Despite this, Matt continued to lead a fairly normal life, until, one day, fate intervened. A blind man began to cross the road, unaware that a garbage truck was bearing down on him. Matt altruistically moved to save the man by pushing him out of the way. The truck swerved, losing some of its cargo. One piece of the cargo, containing radioactive isotopes, struck Matt across the face. As a result of the accident, Matt tragically lost his sight. However as he regained consciousness, Matt found that in place of his lost sight, he had gained a super-human level of enhanced non-visual senses.
Eventually, Fisk arranged Jack’s title shot. As a result of Jack’s string of wins, he had long since lost his 'underdog' status; he was now the clear favorite. Fisk approached Jack telling him that he must throw the match. Jack was confused and ashamed that his streak was a fix and refused. He won the fight by knockout and was murdered for it.
Now orphaned, Matt sleepwalked through his formative years. While he still managed to get high grades, he could no longer see any point in such pursuits. Matt lacked purpose, until he met a man named Stick, a martial arts master, who would train him to make true use of his abilities.
Matt’s new training did not, in his mind, invalidate the promise he had made to his father to make something of himself. He graduated college and enrolled at Columbia Law School.
There he met a woman named Elektra Natchios. They dated for a time until a string of violent occurrences at the school tore would prove to tear them apart.
One of Elektra's friends, Melissa ‘Mel’ Beckerman, was raped by a rich and connected student named Calvin “Trey” Langstrom III. Despite Beckerman pressing charges, Langstrom’s father used his influence to cover up the incident.
Unable to accept the cover-up, Elektra resolved to confront Langstrom. On a mission to threaten Langstrom, she encountered Matt in disguise. Despite Matt’s interference, she went through with her plan to threaten Langstrom. This only resulted in more pain for her friends and family, as he responded by hiring thugs to burn down Elektra’s family business.
Matt managed to discover evidence that revealed the arsonists connection to Langstrom, having him arrested again. The charges were once again dropped.
Deciding that Langstrom would never stop, Elektra manipulated him into a confrontation. Matt learned of her plan and, in disguise once again, intervened. Trying to stop Elektra from crossing the line and killing Langstrom, Matt revealed his true identity and powers.
Unfortunately, rather than making her trust him, Elektra viewed his lie of omission as a betrayal. Elektra cut Langstrom’s femoral artery and fled, leaving Matt a choice; go with her, or save Langstrom’s life. Matt chose his conscience and saved Langstrom effectively ending his relationship with Elektra.
While Elektra withdrew from the college, Matt stayed on and eventually, his friend, Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson, and he had the opportunity to intern for renowned lawyer William Savage.
Elektra’s and Matt’s paths soon crossed once again.
Elektra in a desperate attempt to help her father recover the family business turned to her cousins Paul and Leander Natchios. The Natchios brothers used the business to launder money.
After a time, the brother’s bookkeeper, decided to betray them. He stole their ledger containing information on not only Paul and Leander, but the Wilson Fisk and others. When Fisk learned of this he confronted Leander. He told him that he must recover the ledger or forfeit his life.
Elektra saw this development as a way to have her father released from his obligation to the Natchios brothers. Leander agreed to release her father if she recovered the ledger. Fisk did not trust Leander, and sent an assassin of his own to take care of the bookkeeper.
Benjamin Poindexter, also known as Bullseye, was that assassin. Both he and Elektra tried to steal the ledger at the same time. Bullseye killed the bookkeeper and very nearly Elektra. He then left an anonymous phone call, intending to frame Elektra for the bookkeeper's murder. Instead, Elektra’s father was arrested for the crime.
Despite the rift between them, Elektra called on Matt to help clear her father’s name. As luck would have it, William Savage was also the bookkeeper's lawyer. Savage had a second copy of the ledger, as well as a series of incriminating documents and tapes. Savage foolishly tried to profit from returning this evidence to Fisk. Fisk responded by having Bulls-eye kill the lawyer.
Elektra managed to get the ledger before Bulls-eye could, and double crossed Matt, knocking him unconscious and leaving with the evidence. She gave the ledger and the rest to Fisk and in exchange he arranged for her father to be exonerated.
Later, Matt confronted her once more. Having run through what was left of Savage's notes and tapes, Matt told Elektra about them. He told her that they alone would have been more than enough to clear her father's name and that she could have saved him without selling her soul to Fisk.
Having stolen both his father from Matt, and as far as Matt's concerned, Elektra's soul, Matt's made it his life's work to take down the Kingpin and to keep Hell's Kitchen safe.
Over the course of his career, he has encountered Spider-Man multiple times. One such occurrence happened while he was pursuing the killer vigilante known as the Punisher. At this time, Matt, grizzled by his time as a hero, dismissed Spider-Man as too immature to be a crime-fighter.
Months later, Daredevil reluctantly teamed with Wolverine and Spider-Man to protect Hell’s Kitchen from rogue Weapon X agents.
Still later Matt meets Spider-Man, Shang-Chi, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange and Iron Fist and agrees to be part of the “Knights.” However, Iron Fist tells Fisk about the group’s plans in order to protect his family, who Fisk has threatened.
Moon Knight creates the Ronin persona and poses as Fisk’s bodyguard. This persona becomes dominant and attacks Midtown High School, incapacitates Kitty and knocks out Spider-Man, taking him to Fisk. Fisk tells Spider-Man that Daredevil is his informant.
Believing Fisk, he accuses Matt. However, Matt refutes this and uses his heightened senses to pin-point Iron Fist as the informant, which he admits.
Later the group manages to distract Fisk, so Matt has time to slip into his wife’s bedroom. Fisk enters the room only to see Matt holding his comatose wife. Matt angry at all Fisk has taken from him, threatens to kill her.
Spider-Man somehow persuades Matt to release her, but he and the other Knights order Fisk to permanently leave the country.
Meanwhile, Moon Knight is shot in the head and left to die in a river, but he manages to survive through his alter-egos and turns himself in, implicating Fisk. As a result Fisk is finally brought to justice and arrested.
Sometime later Matt represents Bruce Banner in his murder trial. Although Matt loses the case and Banner is sentenced to death, he tries the case well.