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Nathan Summers

Member Since: Fri Dec 26, 2014
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Subj: Daredevil's rogues gallery
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 at 06:48:06 am EDT (Viewed 151 times)


I've noticed recently a few greatest Daredevil villain lists and Mysterio sits in the top ten. Now I'm not sure if anyone has thought about this, but what was Kevin Smith thinking!? That is, unless Mysterio was 100% aware of Matt's blindness, how is a villain only shown as previously capable of creating visual 3D illusions a threat to Matt Murdock?

Surely the better villainous threats for him possessing illusion-generating powers would be Angar the Screamer and Screaming Mimi!?

I've avoided suggesting Klaw as he's much more suited to bigger threats (and Mark Waid obviously put him to good use during his run)!

Banshee or Siryn would work if they weren't so powerful (and in the mutant corner).

Black Bolt is obviously going overboard;)

But if looking for another sonic villain, perhaps this is how the Jester could be revamped, his power being laughter that is able to manipulate people's hearing so as to cause not only visual but auditory hallucinations.

This highlights that Daredevil’s rogues gallery, his opponents, should really be made up of antagonists who, like Matt, have worked hard enough to make their other senses compensate for their disabilities, thus developing the innate potential they have always had. This is why I felt Elektra was such a wonderful foil to Matt, her own power seemed to be that of intuition, in that she was able to anticipate her opponent’s every move, sensing what her opponent wanted before they did it.

So who would others nominate for inclusion on the above basis?


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