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"The FBI, the army before that... they helped keep me on the straight and narrow path. But now, without that it's all... I'm drowning in deep water, and I don't know whether I'm swimming for the surface or the bottom."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Julie Barnes[src]

Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter is a mentally unstable, former FBI agent and United States Army veteran with an uncanny talent for accuracy. Born with a mental illness, Poindexter needed structure and rules to suppress his psychopathic tendencies and maintaining his sanity. His world came crashing down when he gained the attention of Wilson Fisk who manipulated and ruined Poindexter's rigid life. Without his rules, Poindexter was manipulated to become Fisk's personal assassin and was tasked to impersonate Daredevil in order to turn the public against the vigilante. Poindexter turned against Fisk when Daredevil revealed to him about Kingpin's manipulation and went on a killing spree in an attempt to kill him. He was stopped by Daredevil and defeated by the Kingpin who broke his spine, leaving him in the care of Kenji Oyama.

Biography

Early Life

Losing his Parents

"I mean, most kids, they have moms or dads to teach them right from wrong, to show them how to behave."
"My parents mostly got mad at me."
"Yes."
"Then they died."
"And there were things that you never learned."
Eileen Mercer and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Benjamin Poindexter was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. At an early age, he lost his parents under unknown circumstances. Poindexter recounted that his parents were often upset with him.[1]

First Act of Murder

"We like honesty around here. When you hit Coach Bradley, was that an accident? Whatever you say stays between us. That's the law."
"No. It wasn't an accident. Am I in trouble?"
"No. No. It wasn't your fault."
"But I just told you, I did it on purpose."
Eileen Mercer and Benjamin Poindexter[src]
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Poindexter is visited by Coach Bradley

As an orphan, Poindexter was raised at the Lyndhurst Home for Boys, where spent most of his childhood without any close relations with anyone. Soon, Poindexter joined a baseball team and was discovered to have an uncanny talent of pitching the ball with perfect accuracy. As his talent grew, Poindexter excelled at Baseball and became the most favored player of Coach Bradley. During the evening, Bradley noticed Poindexter throwing his baseball at a chimney that he made a hole at the center of it.

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Poindexter begging not to be benched during a baseball game

Feeling sorry for him, Bradley told Poindexter that no matter how much he'll try to distance himself it won't bring his parents back, understanding, he then stands up and prepares to win a game but not long after he was gifted a new baseball glove. During a game, Poindexter won so many games that nobody was able to beat him, however, he was then asked to switch places with other teammates. Completely upset that he was not being used this time, even after winning so many games, Poindexter was eventually benched. Furious and believing that he was being treated unfairly, Poindexter ricocheted a ball off a pole and into his coach's head, killing him.[1]

Therapy Sessions

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Poindexter confesses to Bradley's murder

"I want... I want to kill you."
"Say more. Why do you want to kill me? To put me out of my misery?"
"To punish you."
"I'm not quite sure what I've done wrong."
―Benjamin Poindexter and Eileen Mercer[src]

After the incident, Poindexter was assigned with a psychiatrist named Eileen Mercer. Poindexter was questioned by Mercer about his parents and later explained that they were always upset or angry at him. While drawing a sketch and accidentally breaking his pencil, Poindexter admitted that he intentionally killed his coach and that he was not saddened by his death, asking if he was in trouble but was told that he wasn't and that his incident wasn't his complete fault.

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Poindexter threatens to kill Eileen Mercer

Teaching him about the act of empathy, Mercer was eventually able to connect with Poindexter, advising him on control of his psychopathic tendencies. Poindexter became attached to her and managed to gain some stability in his life. However, Mercer was diagnosed with cancer and her health began deteriorating. During a later session where it was revealed that Mercer may not live much longer, Poindexter attempted to kill her, unable to accept her upcoming death and believing he was being abandoned again. Mercer was able to calm him down and advised him to listen to their tape recordings if he felt troubled and to find a person who can keep his moral compass in check.[1]

Finding Structure

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Poindexter photographed with his co-workers

"You were taught to hide beneath many fictions. You fashioned yourself into something the world would tolerate. A soldier doing his patriotic duty. A sniper in the FBI."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Poindexter joined the United States Army, and after leaving the military, he went to work at a Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center. Working there for a year, he developed an infatuation and obsession with his co-worker Julie Barnes. After leaving the work, Poindexter was recruited into the FBI after graduating from Quantico.[2] Poindexter was stationed at the FBI New York Crime Division under the direct orders of Tammy Hattley, working as a field sniper. Poindexter eventually built a rigid and structured life for himself and kept his sanity in check through his work, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stalking Barnes at a distance.[1]

Working for the FBI

Guarding Fisk

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Poindexter ready to kill the Albanian Syndicate

"It's Special Agent Poindexter, isn't it? You saved my life last night."
"Yeah, we all make mistakes."
Wilson Fisk and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

When Wilson Fisk managed to make a deal with the FBI, in exchange for providing them with information on the crimes organizations of New York City that he will be moved from Ryker's Island to the Presidential Hotel, Poindexter was assigned to be among the agents escorting him to the location. During the escort, they were attacked inside by the Albanian Syndicate, with Poindexter being injured.

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Poindexter apprehends Wilson Fisk

Despite the death of several agents, Poindexter single-handedly managed to eliminate all of the attackers. Using his great accuracy with firearms, Poindexter killed all of the Albanians. When two of the attackers attempted to surrender and pleaded for mercy, Poindexter unhesitatingly killed them, not long after he was ambushed by a couple of Albanians from behind, he threw magazines at both them with fatal accuracy, further displaying his ability to kill with almost any average item. Despite initially being in a state of panic, Fisk took note of Poindexter's actions and grew curious. After checking if his teammates were alive, Poindexter unhesitatingly approached and apprehended Fisk.[3]

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Poindexter tells Matt Murdock to move away

After successfully escorting Fisk to the hotel where he will be staying, Ray Nadeem asked Poindexter to report to Tammy Hattley. Hattley then assigned Poindexter to monitor Fisk and guard him. The next day, while Poindexter watched over Fisk on the hotel's monitors with Lim, he was asked by Benjamin Donovan and Nicholas Lee to turn off the cameras and allow them to talk to their client. Poindexter reluctantly obliged.

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Poindexter listens to Wilson Fisk's admiration

Later, while securing part of the hotel, Poindexter encountered Matt Murdock who was attempting to get access to Fisk, pretending to be lost and confused. Murdock chose not to take the risk and left the area before Poindexter became suspicious. During the day, Poindexter was charged to watch over Fisk while he eats his meal. Fisk attempted to make conversation by expressing his gratitude for Poindexter saving his and his sympathy for the agents that did not survive, but Poindexter was unsympathetic. Then Fisk began expressing his respect and admiration for Poindexter's skills, but having heard enough from Fisk, Poindexter took the untouched meal and left.

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Poindexter talking about the ambush

At his psychological evaluation, Poindexter had a talk with Myman about the ambush that happened while guarding Fisk. Poindexter talked to him about Fisk and when he was questioned about using lethal force against the attackers, lashing out in anger, claiming that if he wore a mask the press would call him a hero instead of talking about how he should protect himself. Calming down and being asked about if he had a support system, Poindexter lied about having a girlfriend and talked about their relationship.

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Poindexter spying on Julie Barnes in his car

Having answered to the Myman's satisfaction, Poindexter was allowed to leave, with the psychologist advising him that he should always talk about his feelings to with his girlfriend as it would do him good. Later that evening, Poindexter followed and observed Barnes from his car as she went to buy pizza, taking his medication before spying on her. While eating her pizza slice, Poindexter watched her and ate his own slice of pizza in his car, strangely appearing to believe he was on a date with her.[4]

Growing Troubles

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Poindexter closely watches over Wilson Fisk

"The press is labeling the attack on my life as an FBI disaster. And now they're investigating you for doing your job. They're questioning you for your exceptionalism. You saved my life! And the lives of honorable federal agents. Did they report that? No. Instead, they vilify and demean your act of courage. The world is changing. The real heroes are ridiculed and dismissed. And for that, I offer my sympathy."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Over time, Poindexter continued to monitor Wilson Fisk. When suspicions were reported, Poindexter and Lim entered Fisk's penthouse, checking his room for any suspected weapons and frisking him.

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Poindexter antagonizing Wilson Fisk by eating some of his food.

While preparing to give Fisk his lunch, Poindexter looked through the food for anything suspicious and, in an attempt to antagonize Fisk, took a bite of the burger, and dumped the food in front of Fisk, messily. Moving over to the monitor room, Poindexter and Lim waited for Fisk to react to the unfair treatment of the food, only to be disappointed that Fisk was calmly eating his food with a spork.

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Poindexter watches Wilson Fisk's reaction

Poindexter became concerned when Tammy Hattley and Winn arrived to question Fisk, asking Poindexter to wait outside. Ray Nadeem informed Poindexter that the OPR wanted to interview Fisk about the attack as a discrepancy has been discovered between Poindexter's official report and the analysis by the forensics. Nadeem tried to reassure Poindexter that it was likely nothing, but this only caused Poindexter to become more worried.

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Poindexter furiously confronting Wilson Fisk

After convincing his co-worker to get coffee for them, Poindexter used the chance to watch the recordings of the OPR's interview with Fisk, discovering that Fisk had covered for him. Confused about Fisk's intentions, Poindexter shut down the cameras and went into the penthouse to question him, making it clear that he didn't want favors from him. Fisk replied that it was due to sympathy, showing Poindexter a copy of the latest New York Bulletin where the attack was deemed an FBI disaster. Fisk pointed out that they had omitted Poindexter's heroism, leaving Poindexter to consider this further when he was alone.[5]

Psychosis

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Poindexter reading the newspaper

"You worked at the hotline for three years. I think you of all people would believe everyone deserves a second chance."
"How did you know I worked there for three years? You were only there for one."
"You mentioned it earlier. You quit doing ballet."
"Did I also mention ballet earlier? Specifically?"
―Benjamin Poindexter and Julie Barnes[src]

Early the next morning, Poindexter prepared for his day, showing potential signs of a mental illness along the lines of OCD. He focused on setting his newspaper on a straight pile, cleaning excessively, and setting the picture portrait of his group photo in the Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center straight, before leaving his apartment.

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Poindexter looks over Wilson Fisk's stare

After getting back to the hotel, Poindexter continued to watch over Wilson Fisk, standing guard while Ray Nadeem negotiated with Fisk's lawyer, Benjamin Donovan. During the discussion, Fisk made sure to show appreciation towards the agents that were protecting him and grieved over their loss. He untruthfully informed the FBI that Matt Murdock helped him launder money, leaving the FBI to hunt for Murdock. Meanwhile, Poindexter continued monitoring Fisk while also maintaining his structured life.

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Poindexter meets Julie Barnes at the hotel

While taking a break at the Presidential Hotel's bar, Poindexter was approached by Julie Barnes, who was recently employed at the hotel. As they talked, Barnes appeared to recognise him and asked if he worked at the suicide hotline, to which Poindexter admitted that he did. After a brief but pleasant conversation, they planned to meet after she was finished with her shift.

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Poindexter admits to stalking Julie Barnes

At dinner, they talked about their past and their current work. However, the conversation turned sour when Poindexter accidentally revealed information that he shouldn't have known about Barnes, eventually leading to Julie becoming uncomfortable and deciding to leave. Realizing that he may have ruined his chance with her, he panicked and unintentionally made aggressive movements towards Barnes. Barnes shouted at Poindexter to let go of her, and Poindexter chose to let her go, so as not to upset her further.

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Poindexter listening to his tapes to calm down

Returning home after a ruined date, Poindexter settled down in his table and began to hear voices inside his head. As the voices grew increasingly louder and his mental state growing fragile, Poindexter had a breakdown inside his apartment, violently taking out his frustration on the furniture and the walls, even throwing a knife onto his precious group portrait. Poindexter eventually calmed himself down by listening to Eileen Mercer's tape recordings.[1]

Working for Fisk

A Broken Life

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Poindexter listens to his tapes after his sleep

"The hammer. The instrument of my father's death. I thought that she had thrown it away. But she was proud of what I had done, of who I was. She accepted me, without shame. And that's what I want for you. Someone to accept you, without shame. I do. And I've sent you a gift, an opportunity to become your true self. And if you accept this, unlike everyone in your life, I will never abandon you. The decision is yours."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Still reeling from the aftermath of his disastrous date with Julie Barnes, Poindexter awakened from his slumber as the voices in his head started to continue upon his head. Once he awoke from his sleep, Poindexter grabbed his personal tapes and listened to Eileen Mercer's recording about finding his moral compass, letting himself relax on his bed and get back to work.

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Poindexter attempts to intimidate Wilson Fisk

Heading back to the monitor room at the hotel, Poindexter found it hard to concentrate due to the voices in his head. After asking for coffee for him and his co-worker, Poindexter took over from her turn to watch over the feed of Wilson Fisk. After shutting down the camera, he headed back into the penthouse to talk to Fisk. Confronting him inside the room, Poindexter told Fisk that whatever he has planned to do against him it did not work. Despite his attempts to appear confident and unfazed, Poindexter lashed out in rage as Fisk continued to stay silent and let him breathe out his emotions.

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Poindexter listening to Wilson Fisk's story

Fisk explained that when he killed his father as a child and that this feeling that Poindexter was experiencing was something that he was familiar with. Fisk told Poindexter that he hides behind many fictions to be something that the world would tolerate. Poindexter told Fisk that he should of let him die and blames Fisk for destroying what he had with Barnes to which Fisk retorted that it if he had been honest and countered that neither Barnes or society would have understood him and that they punished people like him. Poindexter left the area and went over to the monitor room with his mind became distracted.

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Poindexter giving up his badge to the FBI

As he continued to monitor Fisk, Poindexter was informed by a co-agent that he was being targeted for investigation and the New York Bulletin newspaper has put his name on the front cover. Because of the press has made his name on the front line, Poindexter was put on leave from the FBI by his superiors, while the incoming of the voices in his head had started to come back. Despite Ray Nadeem's assurance that he had nothing to worry about, Poindexter was too distressed by the loss of his job but was assured that he had nothing to worry.

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Poindexter considers on committing suicide

Back home, Poindexter's sanity continued to deteriorate as the voices of Barnes and Mercer continued to haunt him. With Mercer's voice trying to reassure him and Barnes taunting him about his lonely life, Poindexter pulled out his gun and commit suicide until he received a phone call from Fisk. Poindexter listened to Fisk's time in Ryker's Island and getting a gift from his deceased mother, finding the hammer that he killed his father with. Fisk explained that just like his mother was proud him, promising to accept Poindexter's true self, delivering a gift and that if he accepted it, he'll never abandon him.

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Poindexter is greeted by Felix Manning

After the phone call with Fisk had abruptly ended, Felix Manning knocked on the door, startling Poindexter from the sudden noise. As he equips his gun for any sudden attack and slowly moving across the room, Poindexter finds Manning in front of the doorstep and was told to accompany him on the car that was waiting for his arrival. Together, they arrived at new workshop where Melvin Potter created a perfect replica of Daredevil Suit to put on so that he could frame the real Daredevil for the assassination on Jasper Evans inside the New York Bulletin Building.[2]

Impersonating Daredevil

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Poindexter killing the New York Bulletin staff

"Who are you?"
"I'm Daredevil."
Daredevil and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Receiving the Daredevil Suit, Poindexter donned the outfit and headed to the New York Bulletin Building, where he began a bloody massacre inside the building as he searched for Jasper Evans to kill him before leaking information about Fisk. Killing numerous staff members using his innate accuracy to throw the Billy Club with lethal force, Poindexter reached the floor where Evans was located.

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Poindexter first encounters the real Daredevil

After killing all of the workers in his sight, Poindexter encountered Foggy Nelson, listening to the voices in his head, reveling in the violence that he was causing and finally having the voices silent, Poindexter smirked as he attempted to kill Nelson with the club, only to have it be grabbed by the real Daredevil. Surprised by the arrival of this new adversary, they both took a moment to observe one another. When Daredevil asked who he was, Poindexter sarcastically replied that he was Daredevil.

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Poindexter calmly hunting down Daredevil

Standing off for a brief moment, the two combatants immediately began battling on the office floor. At first, Daredevil immediately proved to be superior in close combat. Despite Poindexter's best efforts, he was unable to truly hurt him in hand-to-hand. Deciding to play to his strengths using his uncanny accuracy, Poindexter began throwing objects at Daredevil which proved effective against his opponent. Keeping himself at a distance, Poindexter used everything he could find in the office and threw them at Daredevil with lethal intent. Keeping his opponent on the edge, Poindexter continued to hurt him as Daredevil was forced to stay behind cover.

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Poindexter defeats Daredevil in combat

As the fight kept escalating with Daredevil continuously trying to get close and Poindexter keeping his distance, Daredevil managed to distract him and put him on a sleeper hold, struggling to keep each other to out of their way. Before he could be defeated, Poindexter managed to grab a nearby scissor in front of him and pierced in his opponent's shoulder. Using the moment of distraction, he turned a shelf down on Daredevil, looking at him on the ground, Poindexter to this opportunity to kick Daredevil in the face, leaving him unconscious.

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Poindexter shoots Jasper Evans in the head

Hearing the sirens from outside, Poindexter had to quickly do his job before he'll get caught, leading him to continue his hunt for Evans. Breaking and entering a locked door, Poindexter arrived at the room where he was hiding, where he encountered Nelson, Karen Page and Mitchell Ellison. Poindexter quickly disarmed Page's gun, dispatched Nelson after taking a few blows, and stabbed Ellison with his Billy Club. Taking the gun on the ground, Poindexter shot Evans in the head, as he unloaded the gun, he approached Page and mockingly said that it was nice to see her again.

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Poindexter escapes from the crime scene

Once he had left the room that Page was held hostage, Poindexter had to make his way to escape from the building. Poindexter left the floor and entered a hallway where staircases had been taken place in his escape plan, only to be encountered by a team of FBI agents that were led by Ray Nadeem. Having no choice to dispatch his colleagues, Poindexter quickly defeated all of them and escaped from the building with his mission successfully completed.[2]

Attempts to Rebuild

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Poindexter vacuuming his apartment floor

"I am so, so sorry about how things ended the other night. I'm sorry for scaring you. I just wanted to explain myself. When we worked together at the suicide hotline, I saw the way you were with other people. Patient, compassionate, and I... I really need that right now. My life is out of control. I have no family, and I'm about to lose my job. Please. I just want to talk."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Julie Barnes[src]

Returning home after his massacre at the New York Bulletin,[6] Poindexter managed to regain some semblance of conscious, listening to Eileen Mercer's tape recording on how he'll need to build his life on structure and order. Knowing that he did something outside his rules, Poindexter cleaned his messy apartment from his last mental breakdown as an attempt to return his life back to stability.

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Poindexter makes amends with Julie Barnes

While on the same route during his morning runs, Poindexter managed to find Julie Barnes, running very fast to the point where he bumps into another runner on purpose in order to catch up with Barnes. Poindexter caught up with Barnes, freaking her out but calmed her down by saying that he'll talk in public so she would feel safe. Expressively, Poindexter told Barnes that when they worked together at the suicide hotline, he saw how kind and compassionate she was and really needed that as his life went on a downward spiral. Despite her fear of him, Poindexter managed to convince her to give a chance on getting along with him.

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Poindexter explains his deal with the FBI

Going to a cafe to talk, Poindexter paid two cups of coffee for him Barnes and explained to her that he wasn't trying to stalk her but mainly just wanted to be like her, only for Barnes to tell him how creepy that sounded. Sitting down at a table, Poindexter told Barnes that she was a good person at heart, but she rebuttal by saying that he saves lives. Poindexter explained that working at the FBI and the United States Army before that, helped him keep on the straight and narrow path and without that he'll drown, not knowing whether he'll swim through the surface or the bottom, breathing heavily on sight.

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Poindexter promises Julie Barnes for her help

Unable to breathe normally, Barnes told Poindexter to that needs to breathe, as he started to do himself. Poindexter told her that he needed her to write himself just as she does with other people, having her understanding that part of him. Barnes questions what happened at the FBI, Poindexter told her that the Bureau needed a scapegoat, letting out goat sounds afterward, As they share a laugh, Barnes told Poindexter that needs a new therapist, however, expressed that he had one until she died. Barnes agreed to help Poindexter, graciously promising her that he won't mess up. During their talk, Poindexter was informed by Ray Nadeem to return back to his workplace.

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Poindexter thanks Ray Nadeem for his help

Heading to the offices, Poindexter went up to Nadeem to ask him about the text to which he was escorted into another room, where he was introduced to an attorney named Andrea Morales, who can help him with his job situation by suing the FBI for his wrongful suspension. Grateful for his consideration, Poindexter thanked Nadeem for the help on getting his job back, replied back with a remark on not having to be thanked since saved so many people in his line of work, staying at the office, unaware that this was a diversion to keep him from his home.

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Poindexter listens to the process of his case

Listening head-on with his lawyer, Poindexter was told that if he won the case with a speedy trial, he would get his job with no regards, becoming amazed by this revelation and later asked when will it take to back to work as an agent. Morales explained that since this was a lengthy process, it would take about six months to get back to work but he will get back pay. Disappointed, Poindexter was disappointed that he'll have to wait, questioning what he will do months ahead of time, but was calmed down by Morales that he'll have a bright future at the Bureau and that its only time that he doesn't need to worry about.

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Poindexter is devastated on Julie Barnes' text

Learning that it will be six months before he can return back to work, Poindexter tried to talk to Barnes by texting her on his phone, leaving a message about talking to each other in person, only to get a message by her that resulted in rejection, telling him that she doesn't ever want to see him again, texting her back that made him plead with worrying, only to get a subsequent block from her. Panicking, Poindexter started to mentally spiral down even further, calling Barnes to see if she'll explain but it went straight to a voicemail telling him that he's calling a blocked phone number, leaving him devastated.[7]

Becoming Corrupt

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Poindexter prepares for his home invasion

"Dex, rage cannot stay inside. It needs to go somewhere or it becomes a poison. It will kill you from within."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Heading back home, Poindexter felt completely distraught with his last message with Julie Barnes as he walked upstairs to his apartment but heard a disturbance inside the room, listening to someone talking. Grabbing some small glass pillars from a nearby lantern, Poindexter entered his home to find it empty, as he looked around to see if they ever took anything from his guest room and kitchen.

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Poindexter shoots Daredevil and Ray Nadeem

Going inside his bedroom, Poindexter went to the vault, discovering that it was unlocked, he found out that his cassette player was stolen as well as one of his tape recordings. Arming himself with his handgun and grabbing his sniper scope, Poindexter looked out of his open window to search for his targets. Looking at the reflection of the floor above, Poindexter shot at his target by ricochet the bullets on metals from the building across his apartment. His invaders turned out to be Ray Nadeem and Daredevil as Poindexter managed to shoot and wound Nadeem.

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Poindexter burning all Eileen Mercer's tapes

As his enemies attempted to make their escape, Poindexter tried to give chase only be barred by Daredevil. On the fire escape, the two enemies entered into another fight as Poindexter tried to hit Daredevil with the glass pillars and his foe block them with a grill plating. Poindexter was stopped from this assault when the New York City Police Department arrived and explained his situation to them. Once the police left his apartment, Poindexter reflected the situation and made his decision. Tired of the rules and of Mercer, he gathered all of Eileen Mercer's tape recordings and burned them. Not long after, Felix Manning knocked on his door again and asked to follow him.

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Poindexter follows Felix Manning in the Presidential Hotel

Heading back to the hotel, Poindexter followed Manning to the suite and went inside the elevator, as he stood silently and pondered on his life, letting his insanity get to him, hearing incoming voices inside his head. Heading inside the hallway where a Cleaning Crew, who were secretly working for Wilson Fisk fixed up the complex, Poindexter was escorted into a room where the Fisk was located. In completely out of loss, Poindexter was surprised to discover that Fisk was outside his penthouse and had monitors on the agents and other locations to spy on.

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Poindexter listens to Wilson Fisk's advice

No longer caring about the FBI, Poindexter informed Fisk about his problem, saying that Nadeem knows about his crime. Fisk assured Poindexter that they will solve the problem and that he has nothing to worry about. Noticing his frustration, Fisk advised Poindexter to not let all his rage be bottled up inside him or it will kill him from within, telling him that in order to let out his anger he would let it out a primal scream, as the only satisfaction of release. Poindexter did as what Fisk was told and with that, Fisk embraced him with a hug, becoming firmly loyal to him, as well as Fisk's agent.[7]

The Kingpin's Assassin

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Poindexter arrives in the Nadeem Residence

"We only refer to him by his code name."
"What code name?"
"Kingpin."
―Benjamin Poindexter and Ray Nadeem[src]

Now answering to Wilson Fisk, Poindexter visited Ray Nadeem on Kingpin's orders after he failed to report to the FBI about Fisk. He was welcomed inside of the Nadeem Residence by Seema Nadeem and greeted Sami Nadeem. As Ray Nadeem was in the shower, Poindexter gave advice toward Sami on how to throw a curve ball while playing baseball to before Nadeem arrived. Poindexter was thanked by Sami and was asked by Ray about his reasoning to have come inside of his house. Poindexter responded that he needed to taste Seema's cooking to which she was flattered and invited him for breakfast.

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Poindexter privately confronts Ray Nadeem

Poindexter then asked Seema that if he could have a talk with Ray and was given space before being told when breakfast was ready. Heading outside to talk, Poindexter confronted him about his betrayal and luring him away from his home. Poindexter furiously answered that Fisk wanted Nadeem to be alive and was informed that Daredevil whom Nadeem had worked with was the person who trespassed his apartment. Despite being told of not knowing his location, Poindexter refused of his knowledge before being interrupted by Seema in the other room. He told Nadeem that he was bleeding and that he'll cover Seema once he changed his shirt.

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Poindexter is assigned on a mission

Arriving inside of the New York City FBI Office, Poindexter instated that Nadeem needed to call Daredevil and help them prepare for a trap against the vigilante. Not long after, thanks to Fisk, Poindexter was reinstated by Tammy Hattley who was also under Kingpin's influence. He later joined a meeting with the other corrupted FBI agents. He smugly informed Nadeem that they will only refer to Fisk about his code name. The meeting was to plan for an aggressive arrest of all the influential criminals that Kingpin has listed.

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Poindexter arrests Everett Starr in public

Among the criminal figures that FBI arrested, Poindexter arrived at the workshop of John Hammer, as his team arrived to apprehend him through aggressive measures. Driving to Everett Starr's residence, Poindexter arrested Starr on the spot with Nadeem being suspicious of his actions as he handcuffs Starr. Poindexter then arrived towards Rosalie Carbone's ceremony, Pondexter was ready to apprehend her but was told Nadeem that he will be the one to do it. As the public had celebrated, Carbone was then lead away for Poindexter and Arinori to take Carbone into custody.

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Poindexter mandates to take over the room

Going to the Presidential Hotel, Poindexter returned to the monitor room and ordered the reaming agents to be removed despite being their in a short amount of time. Poindexter made an excuse to have Tammy Hattley to told to leave the perimeter and let it be handled by him and the other agents. As the agents were ready to leave, Poindexter grabbed a cup of coffee and made a passive joke about his suspension, smiling at prospective motive once he was done drinking his coffee. Poindexter was tasked for the time being he will be manned by corrupted agents.

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Poindexter listens to Wilson Fisk's orders

Knowing that Nadeem had contact with Daredevil, Fisk had him call up and informed him that Fisk had just left the Hotel, having turned up at the Red Fish Blue Restaurant and try to capture him, at which point, Fisk and his own team of corrupt agents that will ambush and finally kill him. Having caught their targets and brought them to a disclosed location, Poindexter was told by Fisk that he should be ready, noting that Daredevil would know this would be a trap but would still likely come regardless, so Poindexter would have to be ready by dressing up on his own suit.

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Poindexter standing next to the Kingpin

Poindexter joined Fisk on the meeting after a brief talk about what he will do before it starts. The Kingpin held his meeting and negotiate with them about paying him in protection money by twenty percent of all of their earnings in exchange. When Starr showed great disrespect to Fisk, before telling him that he would not be contributing to his demands, Poindexter promptly killed him with his Billy Club and stood by Kingpin's side. Once the crime bosses looked in horror, Fisk raised the price to twenty-five percent, which Carbone and the others agreed to.

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Poindexter threatening Ray Nadeem's actions

As the meeting continued, however, it quickly became apparent that Daredevil had still failed to make an appearance, Poindexter went over to the other room to see if Daredevil had arrived. Poindexter searched for Daredevil inside the Restaurant and found nothing, which caused Fisk considerable anger as he barely managed to remain seated without launching into a murderous rage. Before leaving the meeting with Kingpin, Poindexter questioned Nadeem if he was actually the one who had warned Daredevil, but Nadeem insisted that they had all heard him on the phone and therefore he had no chance to warn Daredevil.[8]

New Target

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Poindexter agrees on killing Karen Page

"I want you to kill Karen Page."
"Consider it done."
Kingpin and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Once they left the Red Fish Blue Restaurant, Wilson Fisk was informed by Wellers that they had located Karen Page in Clinton Church. While in the car, Poindexter was told by Fisk that he rarely allowed people to know him personally, but used to have a friend named James Wesley, who was one of those people who became a surrogate son to him before Page had murdered him. Fisk informed him that when he sent Poindexter to attack the New York Bulletin Building, he was not aware that Page was the one who killed him. Poindexter asked Fisk if there was something he wanted him to do, to which Fisk immediately asked him to murder Page, as Poindexter dutifully accepted and told Fisk to consider it done, before stepping out of the car to kill his target.

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Poindexter arriving at Clinton Church

Arriving at the church while wearing the Daredevil Suit, Poindexter was preparing himself with the upcoming attack that he was about to bestow upon. Being taken for a ride, Ray Nadeem was questioning Poindexter about what he was about to do to which he told to drive straight and park at the side of the street. As he was at the address of the church, Poindexter told Nadeem that he should wait for him after he was finished, before he was told about what he'll do, responding that he will make the team proud. Soon as the sermon conducted by Father Paul Lantom was interrupted, Poindexter yelled at the auditorium for Page's name.

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Poindexter confronts and greets Karen Page

When his call for Page went unanswered, Poindexter began to equip his Billy Club and made rippling noises with the seat of the church. As he called out Page's name out loud in the church, Poindexter was confronted by three bystanders in front of him and decided to attack the innocent participants of the sermon with his Billy Club. Before he could start killing them, Page revealed herself, as Poindexter approached her and happily greeted, saying it was nice to see her again. Before he could kill her, Poindexter was attacked by Daredevil from behind who has arrived to save Page.

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Poindexter aggressively kills Paul Lantom

Poindexter got back from the ground and briefly brawled with Daredevil, as they trade blows, he was beaten out before he used a bystander to shield him, only for Daredevil to attack him directly and letting the bystander go. As he was kicked by Daredevil, Poindexter threw a glass at him and grabbed his leg so he could force Daredevil to the side and punched him the face. Using this opportunity, Poindexter walked in front of the crowd and threw his Billy Club at Page only for Lantom to be stabbed while he was protecting her.

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Poindexter fighting against Daredevil

As Daredevil heard of Lantom's death, Poindexter was pushed and dragged from his place and the fight escalated as Daredevil drove Poindexter away from Page and the civilians. Despite Poindexter attempts to kill his target, he was prevented by his enemy. Poindexter managed to get Daredevil of him and continued his pursuit of Page before his opponent could recover. Following her up the church balcony, he began looking for her. However, he was distracted by the arrival of the exhausted and wounded Daredevil.

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Poindexter is defeated off from the balcony

Tired of the continued interference of his enemy, Poindexter began to throw a punch only for him to be hit, as he continued to fight, he savagely beats Daredevil and punched him multiple times in the face. Knocking him unconscious, Poindexter grabbed a piece of wood and prepared for the killing blow. As he began to kill Daredevil, Poindexter was caught off guard by Page who was hiding away from him and knocked him off the balcony by using a pole. Defeated, Poindexter made his retreat and moved away from the church before Page could identify him.[9]

Continuing with the Pursuit

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Poindexter escapes the church after his defeat

"You need to assume command of the scene from the NYPD. Daredevil is a federal fugitive. Lock down the church. Lock down the entire area. We cannot let them escape."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Ray Nadeem[src]

Poindexter quickly retreated from Clinton Church and headed to a nearby alleyway to recover. Infuriated by his failure to kill Page, Poindexter took off his helmet and punched a few boxes nearby him. Poindexter held onto the side of a staircase and took a breathe while his sanity was being out of control. Having been spotted, Poindexter looked over to two nearby workers and proceeded to kill them with a couple of bottles from the garbage, walking away afterwards.

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Poindexter orders Ray Nadeem to drive away

Poindexter headed back into the car and took off his Daredevil Suit, ordering Ray Nadeem to head to the church that has now become a crime scene and take the command away from the New York City Police Department. While taking off his suit, Ray Nadeem questioned his actions only for him to aggressively talk down to him and ordered him that his and Nadeem's job was not done. Once they arrived, Poindexter and Nadeem took the command away from Strieber. Knowing that Karen Page and Daredevil are still inside the church, Poindexter ensure that the building will be searched, before Maggie Grace had filed for witness by his side.

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Poindexter argues Ray Nadeem about his job

Poindexter began his hunt for his targets inside the church, but as Nadeem looked over Paul Lantom's body being stabbed, he questioned him for what had happened. Poindexter ignored his question and despite being told that Nadeem never signed up for this kind of work, he proceeded to tell him that he did. Poindexter looked over to Maggie Grace and told her that he had access from the crime scene inside the church. As soon as Grace understand that Nadeem needed to find Daredevil, she had got up and escort Poindexter and his squad to the other room where Murdock and Page are hiding away.

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Poindexter looks on over for his investigation

As soon as Grace had drooped her keys from her attempt to open the doorway, Poindexter told his squad to bust down the door with a chainsaw. Once the door was opened, Poindexter went inside the room and tried to find Daredevil. Using a flashlight, Poindexter looked over the room and as soon as he looked closely, he was stopped by Grace's sudden appearance. Grace would then gave Nadeem and Poindexter directions to the rooftop of the church and proceeded to go out of the room. Despite his efforts to look on over, Poindexter couldn't find them in any possible way of the church's structure.

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Poindexter arguing with Ray Nadeem

Poindexter waited outside as his sanity began to deteriorate while talking to Arinori about his investigation. Poindexter was told that someone needs to call Kingpin about Daredevil and Page's escape but he proceeded to not let them and told Arinori that he will fail him. Once he was aggressively agitated, Poindexter was interrupted by Nadeem and told him to call Kingpin but he demanded not to and go along until he finds them. With his understanding, Nadeem decided to let Poindexter stay for a few more hours to which he was glad and walked along into the crime scene.

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Poindexter arguing with Brett Mahoney

Once Foggy Nelson arrived at the scene, he revealed that Page was still in the church as Nelson informed agent Nadeem that he would now be surrendering Page over to the New York City Police Department, as Brett Mahoney led his own team of police officers to arrest Page who had willingly surrendered to them. Poindexter went over to question Mahoney about Page but was argued that she was an accomplice according to state law. Enraged, Poindexter refused to allow Mahoney to take Page, as the tensions between them had risen, Nadeem told Poindexter that they should be working on the same side to finish their investigation.

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Poindexter screaming inside of a nearby van

Poindexter was disappointed after Nadeem had talked with Mahoney, leading to him telling Nadeem that he had messed up with a plan to kill them. Poindexter went back into the room that he suspected Daredevil and Page to be and found traces of blood on the coffin and proceeded to walk out of the church. Enraged, Poindexter was about to confront Grace for her prevention only to overhear a police officer's comment about the murder of Lantom which made a turn away. With his sanity becoming worse, Poindexter went inside a van and closed the backdoors, knowing he failed Kingpin's request, he roared in fury.[10]

Regaining Fisk's Favor

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Poindexter waiting for Wilson Fisk's arrival

"Where did you find it?"
"Some lady had it. Wilson couldn't get her to sell it."
"Well, that must have been very disappointing for him. It's the painting in his collection that means the most to us."
"I figured that so I thought I'd ask her just one last time."
Vanessa Marianna and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

As Wilson Fisk and Vanessa Marianna had arrived on their floor of the Presidential Hotel, Poindexter was waiting for them at the lobby. As Fisk continued to walk away, Poindexter tried to reconcile with him about his recent mission with Ray Nadeem. Fisk simply dismissed him despite Poindexter claiming to have something important to say, letting his sanity run rampant.

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Poindexter tries to regain Wilson Fisk's trust

Disappointed with his failures, Poindexter arrived inside of Fisk's penthouse, along with his breakfast. After asking if he could get him anything else, Poindexter gave his apology for his failure of killing Karen Page and blamed Ray Nadeem's interference with Brett Mahoney for Page managing to get away from him with her life. Despite his promise of taking care of Nadeem and Page, Poindexter was rejected by Fisk in his attempts to apologize and didn't want to have a huge burden on his shoulders. Facing rejection, Poindexter became more determined to regain Fisk's trust.

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Poindexter happily greets Vanessa Marianna

Knowing that Kingpin failed to buy his favorite painting from Esther Falb, Poindexter killed Falb and brought the painting back to the penthouse where he formally met with Kingpin's betrothed, Marianna. Poindexter introduced her as the new James Wesley and told her that if she needed anything, she could just ask. As they look at the painting, Poindexter told Marianna that Fisk always had great taste in art and tried to get the person who owned it to sell but she rejected the offer. With Marianna feeling bad for Fisk, Poindexter asked for not to worry as he offered the lady one last time. Marianna asked Poindexter to hang up the art to which it would be his pleasure.

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Poindexter watches Karen Page on television

While the New York State Supreme Court had filed testimony on Nadeem for working on Fisk's behalf, Page had been broadcasted into television where she would expose Fisk's action. Upon knowing this, Poindexter watched the television program where Page had told the press about Fisk lying to the public and working for the person who dressed as Daredevil and attacked the New York Bulletin. While watching the program with Arinori, Poindexter grew furious with Page and how she was continuing on before the press had rejected Nadeem's request for prison time.[11]

Killing Ray Nadeem

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Poindexter finds Ray Nadeem in his backyard

"I'm more than a fed now. I feel more myself than I have in my whole life. Fisk gave me that."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Ray Nadeem[src]

Later, after Ray Nadeem failed to inform the grand jury about Kingpin's activities, he retreated back to his now abandoned Residence, and Fisk tasked Poindexter to kill him. When he arrived, he found his former friend in the garden where a hole has been dug for a pool for his family. Poindexter tried to speak to Nadeem by going inside his house but Nadeem rejected his offer. Poindexter ridiculed Nadeem for his decision saying he was in a tough spot and how must have been really hard for him. Nadeem tried to convince Poindexter that Fisk will discard him after he was done with him.

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Poindexter shoots and kills Ray Nadeem

Once he listened to Nadeem, Poindexter remained unconvinced and informed Nadeem that he is more than a federal agent and that he had never felt more than himself in his whole life ever since he worked for Fisk. Knowing that he would not be able to convince him, Nadeem told him as long as he is alive his family is at risk and Poindexter continued to offer him once to leave with him. Nadeem told Poindexter that whatever needs to do he'll do it where they are standing. Nadeem pulled a gun and tried to shoot him, as Poindexter unhesitatingly shot and killed him, leaving his body in the hole.[11]

Learning the Truth

Covering Up

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Poindexter participates in a press conference

"Suck it up."
"I'm only doing this because I have to."
―Benjamin Poindexter and Tammy Hattley[src]

Upon the news of Ray Nadeem's sudden death, the FBI were called for press conference on the behalf of the public outcry and report it for the news channels. Poindexter participated with Tammy Hattley on the stage that press conference was held, saying she had condolences for the loved ones of Nadeem and other agents as she reported him as a mentally unstable and committed suicide on his residence.

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Poindexter speaking to Foggy Nelson

As Foggy Nelson was called by the FBI to meet with them, he walked into the New York City FBI Office. Poindexter greeted him and jokingly told him that he won him fifty bucks since some of the agents were betting that he wouldn't show up. Once Nelson had told him that he'll come for the FBI if they need any help, he took a picture of with Poindexter and post it to his campaign web page and police officers to know he was there. Poindexter told Nelson to relax upon being asked why he was there, Poindexter told Nelson that he was Nadeem's lawyer and shared his condolences before escorting him to another room.

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Poindexter talking to Seema Nadeem's loss

Once Poindexter had brought Nelson to another conference room where Seema Nadeem was sitting in, she informed him that she wanted to be part of the investigation of her husband. Poindexter had added in by saying that Nadeem fooled a lot of people and doesn't blame the people in his life such as her son, Sami Nadeem and despite her being upset she is still part of the FBI family. Sitting along with Seema, Hattley told her to take all the time she needs and left the room with Nelson along Poindexter. After they left the room, Poindexter told Hattley told her to suck it up but was told that she is only doing it because she has to.[12]

Revelation

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Poindexter is contacted by Daredevil

"Have you heard from your friend Julie lately?"
"You wanna talk to Dr. Mercer, asshole? Keep talking."
"What do you think she'd say if she knew about the innocent people you killed? I bet she'd be disappointed, Dex. If she were still alive."
"If you... If you hurt Julie–"
"Fisk had her killed. He killed Julie, so he could replace her as your North Star."
Daredevil and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

After leaving Foggy Nelson and Seema Nadeem alone to talk about Ray Nadeem, Poindexter received a phone call from Felix Manning and called him up from his cell phone. Unexpectedly, Poindexter was contacted by Daredevil about being confronted for his actions and his suit. Daredevil told Poindexter about him killing birdies with rocks to which he was confused as he continued on about Eileen Mercer and how she would be disappointed about his murders. Poindexter was unfazed by Daredevil's attempts to angering him but became furious when Daredevil mentioned Julie Barnes, being told about how she would have been disappointed if she was still alive. Affected by this revelation, Poindexter told Daredevil to stop saying her name after claiming that Wilson Fisk had her killed.

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Poindexter enters in a abandoned building

As the phone continued, Poindexter was given an address to locate whatever Daredevil had planned for him to see before he hung up. Heading to 16th Canal Place, Poindexter entered in an alleyway and accessed into an abandoned building and found himself in a kitchen. Checking the freezer, Poindexter found several frozen bodies, as well as Barnes' corpse, and was horrified by the discovery of her fate. After being done with his mourning, Daredevil called Poindexter and as he picked it up, he began to threaten him, believing that he was the one who killed her. Daredevil stated that Fisk was the one who killed Barnes.

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Poindexter finds Julie Barnes' frozen corpse

Despite his initial refusal to believe him, Poindexter could not deny the facts when Daredevil explained Fisk's manipulation on him, such giving Barnes the job at the Presidential Hotel or knowing he stalked her, as he continued on that how he made Fisk his North Star than Barnes. Before hanging up, Poindexter questioned Daredevil on why he is telling him this information to which he was told that Fisk was getting married that night and he doesn't think that Fisk deserves a happy ending. Realizing that Fisk had fooled him and killed Barnes, Poindexter continued to mourn as his sanity began to get worse.[12]

Battle at Presidential Hotel

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Poindexter threatens Lim to walk away

"Julie and I wish you the absolute best."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Kingpin[src]

In an awake of Fisk's manipulation, Poindexter brought along the frozen corpse of Julie Barnes and used an FBI branded vehicle, donning the Daredevil Suit. Driving towards the Presidential Hotel where Wilson Fisk was holding his wedding, Poindexter was approached by Lim and greeted him accordingly as he freaked out for a moment. Poindexter began talking to Barnes as he acknowledged Lim as one of the good agents. Once Lim began to question him, Poindexter warned his former friend to retreat but when they proved nonnegotiable, he proceeded to dispatch them before continuing his hunt for Fisk.

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Poindexter crashing Wilson Fisk's wedding

Using his knowledge of the security protocols, Poindexter managed to get by easily and interrupted during Fisk's and Vanessa Marianna's dance. Holding a mic, Poindexter mockingly made a toast to Fisk and sarcastically giving his well-wishes to the bride and groom, throwing the mic towards Marianna only to have it blocked by Daredevil at the last moment. Becoming angered, Poindexter looked at Daredevil for his mistake as chaos ensued in the party as Fisk's security arrived to fight him. Poindexter took to cover and threw a plate at one of the FBI agents and then took hostage with one of them confronting him.

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Poindexter shooting at Tammy Hattley

Unbeknownst, Poindexter was hit by Daredevil while taking hostage. Poindexter continued on as Daredevil pursued the Fisk before he escapes. Poindexter kills Arinori and Mockta with forks and knives, walking up towards one of them and grabbing their gun. Poindexter discovers Tammy Hattley crawling over to her pistol and shot in her abdomen, coming closer to shoot her dead, the bullets had run out of bullets. Poindexter had enough fighting and threw his gun as Hattley's face, resuming his hunt for Fisk and Marianna. As he moved on to the floor that Fisk is living in, Poindexter killed Markham before entering the lobby.

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Poindexter confronting Vanessa Marianna

By the time he arrived at Fisk's penthouse, Poindexter found Marianna attempting to escape and his two enemies fighting each other. Smiling at the prospect of killing Marianna, Poindexter approached her but was stopped by Daredevil. Once he was down, Poindexter got back up and threw a bowl at Daredevil to knock him down. Poindexter was interfered by Fisk as he began to attack him while dodging his punches and throwing a bowl at him. Poindexter was knocked down by Fisk and thrown out from his feet and landed onto the ground.

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Poindexter being challenged by Daredevil

As he got up, Poindexter picked up a piece of glass and threw at a chandler, resulting in Daredevil and Fisk being retreated from their fight. Poindexter fought against Fisk by throwing forks, spoons, and knives at him before Daredevil challenged by equipping two light poles from the chandler. Poindexter threw the utensils at Daredevil only to be reflected several times during the fight, much to his irritation. Poindexter tried to throw more only to apprehended by Daredevil and continued to fight outside of the balcony. Poindexter managed to beat Daredevil and threw him out of the windshield and used the broken glass to throw at Fisk, stabbing him at the thigh.

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Poindexter becomes paralyzed by Wilson Fisk

As soon as Daredevil got back up, Poindexter was beaten by him as endured the number of attacks being thrown at him until he landed on a chair. Poindexter looked up at Marianna and took the opportunity to kill her by using a golden object only to be reflected back by the prevention of Daredevil. Eventually, Poindexter was picked by Fisk for his attempt and was defeated by him once he crashed into the edge of the chimney, breaking his back and becoming unconscious during the battle. With Poindexter out of the fight, Daredevil managed to defeat Fisk and began to make a deal with to not interfere with his life.

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Poindexter being arrested by the police

Not long after Daredevil defeated Fisk, a team of police officers from the New York City Police Department had arrived at Fisk's penthouse. Brett Mahoney and his team arrived to arrest Fisk and Marianna, Poindexter was paralyzed by his lower body and announces his legs couldn't move before he was taken into custody as Mahoney acknowledged Poindexter was not the real Daredevil. Once everyone was arrested, Poindexter was hospitalized for his injuries upon his three-way confrontation with Fisk and Daredevil.[12]

Paralyzed

Spinal Surgery

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Poindexter getting surgery on his broken spine

"Doctor, if this fails, he'll be permanently paralyzed. T8 and T9 are falling apart. Even using cadaver material, reconstruction is hopeless."
"I disagree. The Cogmium steel reinforcing framework is–"
"Can't replace pulverized vertebrae, Dr. Oyama."
"The patient knew the risks. We continue."
―Spinal Surgeon and Kenji Oyama[src]

Once he got medical treatment, Poindexter came into contact by Kenji Oyama who offered him surgery that could potentially fix his paralysis. Poindexter accepted his offer despite the risk going into it.

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Poindexter wakes up from his spinal surgery

Once Poindexter agreed to go through an experimental surgery on his broken spine, while being aware of the risk that it could make him permanently paralyzed, the doctors continued on with their surgery, as Oyama had informed them that his work with the vertebrae will be reinforced with Cogmium steel. Upon the surgery had been taken placed, Poindexter had awakened up and his iris began to turn into a bullseye.[12]

Personality

"The neighbor brought home a box of stray kittens. They were in the yard. I killed them with rocks, Dr. Mercer. I tried not to, but I liked it."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Eileen Mercer[src]

Benjamin Poindexter is a psychopathic man who was born without a conscience, or the ability to empathize or feel remorse. Despite this, presumably due to his Borderline Personality Disorder and abandonment issues, he was very emotional and desired to be loved. However, because he was such a psychopathic and sadistic individual, he was largely incapable of this. Poindexter never truly loved anyone, including his parents, his coach, his therapist, and Julie Barnes, only used them for his own selfish needs and desires, and hated them when they tried to leave him. However, when Wilson Fisk killed Julie Barnes, his current North Star, it left him enraged and anguished and prompted him to try and murder Fisk and accept that his true self was a murderous psychopath.

Homicidal from the beginning, Dex murdered animals at a young age and enjoyed it. Matt Murdock called him a killer even as a child when he listened to his files. After Dex murdered his baseball coach, his psychopathic tendencies began to escalate as he got older despite receiving therapy, characterized by hallucinations of the sound of swarming insects. He would frequently murder people on the job and claim to have to use lethal force when in reality, he just enjoyed it. Unlike most psychopaths, Poindexter has outbursts of extreme and uncontrollable rage. That being said, this is very common with people with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, at his core, Poindexter is a completely unempathetic man who enjoys hurting and killing people, claiming that it was his real self.

His psychopathy came to a head when his structured life and routine centering around an obsession with a former coworker and his career collapsed. His mental instability became even more evident when his "crush" became aware of his "feelings" and rejected him and he lost his job.

Abilities

"I've known extraordinary people. But I've never seen a talent like yours."
Wilson Fisk to Benjamin Poindexter[src]
  • Master Marksman: Poindexter has extraordinary, near-inhuman talent in marksmanship; he could wield firearms with superior accuracy and precision, even ricochet bullets to hit the intended targets. As a child, he could drill a hole into a brick wall by repeatedly throwing a baseball in the same spot. He can use practically any object as a lethal projectile, such as stationery supplies in the New York Bulletin Building and the deconstructed parts of his gun that he used to kill two Albanian Syndicate members. He was able to use chandelier crystals to hurl at Daredevil and Ray Nadeem with extreme velocity and deadly precision, threw a pair of scissors into Daredevil's chest easily outpace the perception of the latter's superhuman senses. He also threw edible forks, spoons, and knives at several agents at Wilson Fisk's wedding. Poindexter is also able to pull off curve-shots and trick shots with an unerring amount of accuracy.
"He found someone as fast and as skilled as I've ever seen, and I couldn't take him."
Matt Murdock[src]
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Poindexter effortlessly defeats two bystanders

  • Expert Combatant: Due to Poindexter's training in the United States Army and the FBI he became a highly skilled fighter, allowing him to fight opponents such as Daredevil, Kingpin, and a group of FBI agents. However while skilled, Poindexter was unable to beat Murdock at hand-to-hand combat due to the latter's greater training, and thus during their fights required his marksmanship and ranged attacks to even the odds.
  • Master Assassin: Poindexter is a dangerous master assassin due to his deadly talent in marksmanship. While still a child, he could easily kill an adult such as Bradley using nothing but a baseball. Poindexter was ordered by Wilson Fisk to kill Ray Nadeem and Jasper Evans which he did successfully. Poindexter has also killed many other hostiles on behalf of the FBI and the United States Army working as a sniper.

Equipment

Weapons

"I'm familiar with the M11. Did a couple years in the Army. Got real cozy with the M11. It's reliable."
―Benjamin Poindexter to Craig[src]
  • M11: During his time with the United States Army, Poindexter was equipped with an M11 semi-automatic pistol due to its reliable use.
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Poindexter aiming his gun at Wilson Fisk

Other Equipment

  • Bulletproof Vest: While on his missions with the FBI, Poindexter wears a bulletproof vest under his jacket or FBI SWAT uniform, able to withstand ballistic impact from many calibers.
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Poindexter wearing the Daredevil Suit

  • Daredevil's Suit: After being recognized by Wilson Fisk, Poindexter was given Daredevil's impermeable armored suit and decided to take it in order used in the New York Bulletin, in an attempt to shut down any plan to expose Fisk. The suit was created by Melvin Potter, who made Fisk's suit, Potter was persuaded by Fisk to make another suit by replicating it in case Daredevil will infiltrate him. The second suit that Poindexter equips is a red and black suit with a mask and helmet resembling the Christian Devil, leading to taking the name and slandering it. This suit is highly durable, allowing him to be nearly unfazed by an opponent's attacks and recover more quickly from being hit, such as taking hits in the head with a punch by the real Daredevil.
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Poindexter armed with Daredevil's Billy Club

  • Billy Club: When Poindexter was asked by Wilson Fisk to put on the armored suit for him, Poindexter also utilized Daredevil's special Billy Club. It can be used as a short staff, or two individual sticks joined by a high tensile wire for grappling. It can also be split into two individual short sticks for close quarters combat. It is kept in a holster on the suit's left thigh.
  • Baseball: As a child, Poindexter used his masterful pitching skills to kill Bradley with a baseball. Pointdexter later used a baseball during his first fight with Daredevil.

Facilities

"Suicide Prevention, this is Dex. Who am I speaking with?"
―Benjamin Poindexter to Craig[src]
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Poindexter working at the Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center

  • Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center: Poindexter formerly worked for the Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center, an organization that answers suicide hotline calls around New York City. While working at the suicide hotline, Poindexter met Julie Barnes which resulted into him into having her full attention throughout the workplace.
  • Benjamin Poindexter's Apartment: Poindexter's hotel apartment was his former residence that he keeps it tightly neat and clean. However, when his date with Julie Barnes went completely wrong, Poindexter began breaking his furniture due to his sanity. Eventually, Poindexter would later clean his floor from the aftermath of his rage.
  • New York City FBI Office: Poindexter's workplace was the New York City FBI Office, where he spent his time as an FBI agent such as socializing with his fellow co-workers and talking to many suspects that walk into their headquarters.
  • Presidential Hotel: While monitoring Wilson Fisk, Poindexter had watched him from the security room and take orders for his routine. Once he worked for Fisk, Poindexter had visited him from time to time such as bringing his food into his penthouse.

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Family

  • Father †
  • Mother †

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Appearances

Appearances for Benjamin Poindexter

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Trivia

  • In the comics, Lester, is a psychotic assassin and mercenary commonly known as Bullseye and the arch-nemesis of Daredevil, who worked as the right-hand henchman of Kingpin, and caused the deaths of both Elektra and Karen Page.
  • Benjamin Poindexter adopting Daredevil's suit and persona is a loose reference to the Daredevil: Born Again storyline, where the Kingpin let a mental patient loose in Daredevil's costume in order to kill Foggy Nelson.
  • Benjamin Poindexter's apartment number is 131, a reference to Bullseye's first appearance in Daredevil #131.
  • The black baseball cap with a white target worn by Poindexter in the episode The Perfect Game is a reference to Bullseye's symbol on his original costume.

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