The TV show I'm most excited to see! Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 28th CRAVE article: The Daredevil Villains we CRAVE! I'm extremely excited to bring you an article about the phenomenal Daredevil, because he is indeed one of my favorite heroes ever. So lets suit up, pull out our walking stick and get started!
No no no, not that one! Not that weird and odd...thing!
Very little is known about Bullseye's past. He claims to have grown up in the Bronx with a brother and an abusive father. The only time they spent with one another as a family was when they would shoot air rifles together. Even at a young age, Bullseye had excellent accuracy. This was demonstrated when he killed a pigeon by throwing a yo-yo.
Later, he and his brother, still at a young age, attempted to kill their father by setting the apartment on fire. As a result, the two were split up placed in foster homes. While in high school, Bullseye became a talented pitcher and was offered a college scholarship. He instead chose to join minor league baseball. With a perfect pitching record, it is possible that he was on his way to be a Major League Baseball player.
Eventually, however, he became bored and killed a batter who mocked him. This was a watershed moment for Bullseye, revealing the pleasure that killing brought him.
Now I'm not saying Colin Farrell's Bullseye was bad, it was just...weird. So, Marvel not only needs to redo this amazing villain, but they need to make him better. And with the Marvel we have today, I can only imagine that they would do a great job if they decide to add him in (which they 100% should). Not only he is the crazy, awesome villain people love, but, like Batman's Joker, he pushes Daredevil to the limit with a smile on his face! A lot of people now like that kind of villain (thanks to Heath Ledger), so it would be smart if Marvel introduced their other crazy villain (the first being Loki), and show him off like a boy shows off his first chest hair. So, c'mon Marvel, get on that ball, you already got Kingpin, add that other great Daredevil villain!
Lawrence "Larry" Cranston was a law school classmate of Matt Murdock who also became his employer for a while.Cranston happened to overhear Saxon killing Drago, and after learning that Saxon himself had died, he decided to take on the guise of Mister Fear.
Cranston went mad during his first effort against Daredevil in San Francisco, jumping off a building, assuming that he was wearing a rocket pack which he had previously worn in battle with the hero, and seemingly died due to injuries sustained in a fall.
Cranston survived the fall and returned years later. He masterminded a series of campaigns meant to discredit Daredevil with the aid of the current Enforcers, the Eel, and a sleepless woman named Insomnia. Daredevil defeated them and Cranston abandoned the Mister Fear identity.
Cranston later resurfaced, along with the Enforcers at his side, providing the criminals of Hell's Kitchen a drug that causes the user to become psychotic and completely unafraid of death. In an attempt to make Daredevil's life miserable, Cranston also gave the drug to Milla Donovan, the Daredevil's wife. This ultimately lead to a decisive battle between him and an enraged Murdock, where Cranston was quickly overpowered. However, with Milla seemingly in a permanent state of psychosis, his ultimate goal was complete. And, knowing Daredevil would not kill him, he surrendered to the police, confessed all his wrongdoings and was sent to Ryker's Island. Immediately after his imprisonment, however, he became the "King" of the prison, due to his ability to unknowingly instill fear into anyone he met. This made him able to control anyone. His last appearance had him surrounded by bodyguards, saluted by prison guards, and entering a lavish cell with a female officer waiting to greet him. Cranston also came into conflict with The Hood and his crime empire during his attacks on Daredevil and his wife.
Oh yes, oh yes! Mr. Fear is a must have in the [Daredevil](movie:47230) series, but sadly he just won't due in the first season. Mainly because he is so bad-a**, that he deserves to be the main villain of at least one entire season (Kingpin leading the first), which I'm sure I have some followers on.
If you are a fan of Mr. Fear, you may know that there have been multiple versions of him (the most popular in my mind being Larry Cranston). But, after Larry's death, his nephew, Alan Fagan, took up the mantle, and others before Larry and Alan have done the same. I didn't just tell you that to show how nerdy I am, it's because that could really play out in Daredevil. In season two, we could have the first Mr. Fear (Zolton Drago) be killed in the show and then later we get the second (Starr Saxon), then third (Larry Cranston) and finally the last (Alan Fagan), which could be great for the series. It could show the struggle Daredevil has when he keeps on fighting and fighting Mr. Fear over and over again, which in my mind would make for some high quality TV!
The story begins 800 years ago, in feudal Japan. Seeking autonomy from the oppressive class system of the time, a few citizens fled into the mountainous regions of Iga and Kōga. There they developed ninjitsu, a stealthy martial art perhaps inspired by Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Over a period of centuries, they refined their art in secluded camps. Students trained and practiced the art from birth, playing children's games designed to impart expertise in unarmed combat, swordplay, weaponry, camouflage, escape, and evasion. Ninjitsu was also designed to encourage spiritual growth by pushing oneself physically and mentally beyond normal human limits. The ninja were experts in espionage and assassination, and offered their specialized services to samurai warlords and others who could afford them.
Masters of every form of subterfuge, the ninja were the most efficient and deadly warriors on the face of the Earth and became feared throughout Japan. Hearsay gave rise to the myth that ninja were the spawn of the Tengu, and that their divinity gave them extraordinary abilities. These myths were likely spread by the ninja themselves. However, it would seem that an ancient ninja clan known as the Snakeroot can and does trace their bloodline back to these demons.
In 1588, Kagenobu Yoshioka became sensei of the Ishiyama Sword School located in the Japanese village of Kyushua. Facing growing frustrations with the corrupt government that had been tainted by foreign influence, Yoshioko transformed the school into a training ground for samurais whose goal was to put power back in the hands of the Japanese people. Thus, the Hand was born. Just as a hand has five fingers, members of the inner circle of the Hand were leaders of organizations which each operated from one of Japan's five islands.
Upon the mutinous murder of Yoshioka, the Snakeroot ninja clan took control of the Hand and corrupted it by imposing the cult of a demon known as The Beast, which imparted them with dark magic. One of these black spells causes a Hand ninja's lifeless body to return to dust and prevent another from directly gazing at the Beast itself. Unlike the other factions of ninja, this “new” Hand both worked as mercenaries and sought power themselves. The Hand sought dominance over all others, worked for allies of convenience while seeking to eliminate their enemies.
Along with Mr. Fear, this evil organization could fit perfectly with the Daredevil show. It could be like The League of Assassins in Arrow, but you know, with more Daredevil! Not only would it be awesome to see them, but it could introduce a TON of characters to the Daredevil world: Elektra, Black Tarantula, Lady Bullseye, Tombstone, White Tiger, and many more. Just imagine all the possibilities they would have, and all the awesome characters that could be added to the MCU! I believe Marvel will indeed add them in eventually, which, of course, would be another great move by Marvel.
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