Daredevil's origin is shown in the comic first matter. Bookish Matt Murdock pushes a man clear of an oncoming truck but is blinded when he lands within an unknown radioactive material. Matt is the son of fighter"Battling" Jack Murdock, who's trying to rebuild his career with the support of a crooked promoter referred to as the Fixer. Matt participates in an extreme training program, aided by increased senses which were triggered, while attending law school. When his dad is killed after refusing to throw a fight, Matt dons a costume and becomes Daredevil, vowing to bring his dad's killers. Upon being confronted by Daredevil, the Fixer promptly dies so establishing the effect that the protagonist has on criminals.
The live-action film Daredevil (2003) starred Ben Affleck in the title role and showcased Jennifer Garner as Elektra and Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin. It was greeted with middling reviews, but it was powerful enough in the box office to spur the evolution of the spin-off job Elektra (2005). Much more warmly received was Daredevil (2015), a tv series created for Netflix, which introduced the protagonist to Marvel's hugely profitable cinematic world.