Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: In The Debate Over Daredevil’s Guilty Plea, #WeStandWithDaredevil

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UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

In 'Daredevil' (2021) #28, Daredevil feels guilty for prosecuting Neil Rivate in prison.
In ‘Daredevil’ (2021) #28, Daredevil feels guilty for prosecuting Neil Rivate in prison. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
Universe

Earth-616.

Heroes

Daredevil, Elektra Natchios.

Villains

Mayor Wilson Fisk, Mary Walker.

Creators

Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto.

IN REDEMPTION

#WESTANDWITHDAREDEVIL AND THE INCARCERATED

In ‘Daredevil’ (2021) #25, Daredevil accepts responsibility for his actions. Previously, Daredevil killed a man and is now serving a two-year term for manslaughter. In appearance, Daredevil’s act is meant as an example for other superheroes. In ‘Daredevil (2021) #24, the hero pled guilty because of Elektra’s bid for Hell’s Kitchen. Successfully, Elektra won the bid for Hell’s Kitchen with the money she stole from the Stromwyns.

With the assurance that Hell Kitcken’s is safe, Daredevil accepted responsibility for his actions. Though The Man Without Fear has proven time and again his commitment for justice. At the same time, Daredevil has shown he struggles with the morality of his actions. Nevertheless, #WeStandWithDaredevil and the incarcerated. Furthermore, we commend his example to hold superheroes accountable for their actions.

In 'Daredevil' (2021) #25, Daredevil serves a two-year sentence for manslaughter in order to serve as an example to Hell's Kitchen and superheroes.
In ‘Daredevil’ (2021) #25, Daredevil serves a two-year sentence for manslaughter in order to serve as an example to Hell’s Kitchen and superheroes. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

DAREDEVIL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NEIL RIVATE’S DEATH IN PRISON

According to online debate, Neil Rivate’s death is Daredevil’s reckoning. Serving his two-year sentence, Daredevil befriends Neil Rivate. Later, Daredevil protects the smaller Neil in the shower from three inmates. The following day, his therapist Doctor Hayes summons him. Tragically, the hero finds out Neil was found dead in his cell from suicide. Unfortunately, Daredevil feels responsible for the death since he put him into prison. However, Doctor Hayes states Spider-Man is the one who apprehended Neil.

In “Supreme” (2017), Matt Murdock successfully argued for superheroes to be a legal identity. Hence, they could testify in court. During that time, Matt changed from a defense to a prosecution attorney. No longer the champion of the oppressed, Matt prosecuted ciminals, including Neil. Thanks to a new law by the Supreme Court, Daredevil was granted legal status. When Daredevil was prosecuted for his crime, his secret identity was protected by his cowl. Nevertheless, as Daredevil or Matt Murdock, the hero has not stopped fighting for justice.

In 'Daredevil' (2021) #28, Daredevil feels guilty for prosecuting Neil Rivate in prison.
In ‘Daredevil’ (2021) #28, Daredevil feels guilty for prosecuting Neil Rivate in prison. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

AGAINST DD: RECKONING FOR SWITCHING TO PROSECUTION OF CRIMINALS

In "Supreme" (2017) Matt Murdock changes from defense to prosecution.
In “Supreme” (2017), Matt Murdock changes from defense to prosecution. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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FOR DD: SUPERHEROES FINALLY GRANTED A LEGAL IDENTITY

Moving forward, Daredevil’s prison term can be a positive example. Essentially, with his trial, other superheroes may be granted legal identity. Importantly, this helps protect their civilian identity, friends, families and loved ones.

Furthermore, it may eventually help solve the problem of collateral damage. In a sense, property damage and losses of lives can hold superheroes and villains more financially liable. Similarly, Juggernaut‘s attempt at reformation addressed the matter in his series.

In "Supreme" (2017) Matt Murdock changes from defense to prosecution.
In “Supreme” (2017), Matt Murdock changes from defense to prosecution. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Daredevil Vol 6 28 in Marvel Database.
Daredevil Vol 6 25 in Marvel Database.
Daredevil Vol 6 24 in Marvel Database.
Daredevil’s Most Controversial Twist Is Finally Being Called Out in ScreenRant.
Daredevil: Matt Murdock Saved His Identity With a Court Case in CBR.com.
Juggernaut Vol 3 (2020–2021) in Marvel Database.

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