Previous to Quantity 5, Matt Murdock had publicly admitted he was Daredevil. Before this, Matt denied he was Daredevil even after a newspaper revealed his id. This is a listing of people that know (or knew) Matt is Daredevil previous to the relaunch with Quantity 5.
This checklist is compiled with help from William Koenig, Kurt Anthony Krug, John Jakala, Lance Visser, Daniel Hanks, Dwight Williams, Jack Rockley, Jr., and the many others who mentioned Matt’s identification issues in the R.A.C.M.U. newsgroup. Additionally due to Robert Orme, Greg Preece & Tobias Palmer for current additions and corrections.
Within the Fall From Grace storyline, DD had convinced everyone he WASN’T Matt Murdock. After one paper ran a speculative story, various reporters saw MM’s condominium and concluded he was an atypical blind man. Regardless of that, MM faked his own demise.
What number of occasions has DD’s identity been blown? Let’s attempt to rely.
9 Dr. Van Eyck, famous eye surgeon, found out Matt’s secret. Van Eyck had examined Matt Murdock and later noticed DD in action. Van Eyck died disabling an atomic pile.
24 Spider-Man sends MM a letter stating that he (Spidey) knows DD’s identification however won’t tell anybody. Foggy and Karen read the letter ‘cuz Matt has disappeared and they’re nervous. Leads to the creation of the Mike Murdock id (points 25-forty one). DD and Spidey tell one another their secret identities within the Sin-Eater storyline in Spectacular Spider-Man later on.
27 Matt “tells” the Masked Marauder that Mike Murdock actually is Daredevil (part of a gambit to defeat the villain, naturally). The Masked Marauder appears to die in this story but comes back a number of years later in Iron Man and still later in Spectacular Spider-Man (in a story that features the very first time Frank Miller drew DD). In neither look, does he ever make any reference of this “information.” If he hadn’t been killed, you’d suppose he would have sought revenge on Nelson & Murdock.
Fifty one Starr Saxon, a villain, discovers Matt is DD.
52 The Black Panther discovers Matt is DD.
54 MM fakes his personal dying to keep away from blackmail by Starr Saxon. Spidey concludes he was silly to have written that letter back in challenge 24.
57 DD tells Karen Web page he’s DD.
84 The Black Widow discovers Matt is DD.
Eighty five Ivan, Natasha’s sidekick knows Matt is DD, presumably having been instructed between points.
Eighty five? Matt and ‘Tasha have been on a flight which was skyjacked by the Gladiator. During the course of the ensuing melee, a passenger on the plane, Nathanial Taggart, discovers that Matt is DD. His help allows DD to avoid wasting the folks on-board and he pledges to maintain Matt’s secret.
Ninety two His identification is blown by a San Francisco Tv station. Television stories go out saying that Matt is Daredevil. Matt solves the issue by having the Black Panther dress up as Daredevil and combat a battle whereas Matt appears on for the Television cameras. Matt explains that the unique Daredevil was Mike Murdock and the brand new Daredevil is someone else. This problem ties up many of the unresolved identification tales from the issues before it.
149/50? Matt tells Heather Glenn his secret.
154/55? The Purple Man discovers Matt is DD.
158 The Demise Stalker is aware of. He’s toast by the top of the difficulty, though.
164 Ben Urich figured issues out.
168 Elektra is aware of Matt is DD.
195 A drunken Heather Glenn spilled the beans on Matt’s ID to Tarkington Brown. Brown had died of cancer by problem #200.
209 Johnny Squarejohn, a man who grew up with Matt, makes the connection, but dies at the top of the difficulty when one among Mrs. Sterling’s robots explodes. Mrs. Sterling in fact was Demise-Stalker’s mother. So, she might have known Matt was DD, or she simply programmed the robots using information Death-Stalker collected about where DD often was and so on. and what he seemed like.
210 Micah Synn makes use of his sense of smell to determine that a scarf worn by Matt Murdock has the identical scent as a chunk of Daredevil’s costume.
223 The Beyonder tries to know Matt’s motivation to be DD.
227 Kingpin finds out by means of Karen Page.
254 Typhoid Mary is advised by the Kingpin.
298 S.H.I.E.L.D. lets Matt know they know he is DD.
319-325 Matt’s id is revealed in a tabloid, however he manages to persuade reporters he’s not DD. Nevertheless, a number of individuals in the “Fall From Grace” arc know for certain… Eddie Passim probes DD’s thoughts and realizes DD is blind. Erynys, Snakeroot, and John Garrett all know, by means of Elektra’s ‘essence’. 348 Foggy Nelson finds Matt in his costume.
352 Mastermind methods Matt in order to save Foggy.
371 X-Man Cecelia Reyes sees Matt without his mask on.
Vol. 2 #1-eight We be taught that Gwyneth, the woman who offers Matt the little one, is aware of he’s DD. She’s killed in later points though. We additionally be taught that Mysterio is aware of, as does Mr. Gabriel and the rest of Mysterio’s henchman. But all of the henchman are killed by Mysterio too, and Mysterio takes his personal life whereas combating DD.
Vol. 2 #15 Echo (Maya) lastly realizes Matt and Daredevil are the identical individual when she notices DD’s blood on his cheek types a query mark, like Matt had in earlier issues.
Vol. 2 #30 Richard Fisk and Kingpin’s males inform Silke that they’ve identified that Matt and DD are one and the same for a long time. All are killed in later points.
Vol. 2 #32 FBI finds out, but are ordered to keep it beneath wraps. Yet, the data is leaked by one of the agents and the Each day Globe prints that Matt Murdock is Daredevil. Matt holds a press conference in later issues denying he is Daredevil, however many people nonetheless consider the rumours. Subsequently, Vanessa Fisk lets Matt know who sold out his identification.
Vol. 2 #38 Luke Cage and Iron Fist verify their suspicions whereas trying to persuade Matt to defend the White Tiger in a trial.
Vol. 2 #forty one Milla Donovan is aware of that Matt and DD’s voice are from the identical person… and her good friend Lori clues in as nicely.
Vol. 2 #50 Patrons at Josie’s Bar get an earful from an unmasked Daredevil as he proclaims he is now the ‘Kingpin’ of Hell’s Kitchen. Wilson Fisk lays unconscious on the ground, after DD drove him via the window after their battle earlier.
Who else? Ben Reilly, Peter Parker’s clone.
Kaine must additionally know as properly, since he is a Parker clone.
Nyla, from Matt’s ‘amnesia’ days in all probability does know however she knew Matt as ‘Jack Murdock’.
Reed Richards definitely knows, as was shown in DD II#56
Wolverine in all probability knows by his sense of odor, but it is by no means been proven.
Bullseye has made the connection, dismissed it, and now positively knows (see Vol.2 #49)
Captain America has seen Matt (during Born Once more) out of costume, and now he is aware of for sure (difficulty #65)
Dr. Strange also is aware of, having probed Matt’s thoughts in one of the Annuals.
Sister Maggie clearly is aware of.
Stick and the rest of The Chaste know, as does The Hand.
Mr. Fear (III) (Larry Cranston) discovered Matt’s identification while working as a law companion of Murdock’s in S.F..
Underground Dwellers from the Humanity’s Fathom storyline all know.
Falcon, Tork and Black Cat, in the course of the Gang Struggle story in Superb Spider-Man, all saw Matt without his mask on.
Captain Marvel (I) knew as effectively.
Crossbones unmasked DD during the Streets of Poison storyline in Captain America.
Moondragon knows from subject 105.
Mandrill and Nekra both know from difficulty a hundred and ten.
Mephisto most certainly knows from DD’s adventure into Hell.
Timmy, Leap-Frog’s son sees DD with out his mask on, from the ‘Get up’ storyline by Bendis/Mack.
Batman is aware of from the crossover one-shot.
The Watcher clearly is aware of.
Doctors from the Inferno storyline have seen Matt without his mask on, after they assist him heal from his beating at the hands of Bullet, Bushwacker, etc.
Mary Jane Parker has probably made the connection, but it is by no means been proven.
Voodoo Priest Mambo from 243-244 knew as effectively. Her data is confirmed when she has the Nameless One leave Matt’s glove, dripping with blood, hanging in Matt and Karen’s residence. It’s unclear if the Nameless One knew, or was just following orders.
Jessica Jones reveals to the reader that she knows Matt is DD (in _Alias_), and is upset that Matt never informed her whereas she was his bodyguard.
Yakuza strive their best to take over Hell’s Kitchen, satisfied that Matt Murdock is DD.
Jessica Jones and Dakota North each know, having labored for Matt
The Daredevil movie additionally had its share of people that know Matt is Daredevil: Elektra, Kingpin, Ben Urich and Father Everett all know, while Foggy Nelson, Bullseye, Jose Quesada and the youngsters in the playground would have to be really naive to not make the connection. The Daredevil Tv present also has shown that Foggy, Claire and Karen from the present season all know, as does Stick and Elektra. If there is anybody else, please let me know!