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A list of trivia related to Daredevil.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agent Carter

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References to Marvel Comics

Marvel Characters

Daredevil

  • Daredevil's first outfit is inspired by one of Frank Miller's stories, The Man Without Fear.
  • Matt Murdock's alias as "Mike" is an homage to the storyline where he had to pose as his own twin brother "Mike Murdock" to deflect suspicion from him being Daredevil.
  • Ben Urich mentions having investigated Karen Page's past activities, which in the comics involve drugs and pornography.
  • The colors of the vest that Melvin Potter creates for Leland Owlsley are the same ones used by his Owlsley's comic counterpart as Owl.

Kingpin

Elektra

Bullseye

Punisher

  • Punisher was originally set to be introduced in a post-credits scene at the end of Daredevil, where he kills Leland Owlsley, with the character's face unseen but his skull insignia appearing. But the idea was dropped because the way Netflix airs its series episodes
  • In Dogs to a Gunfight, Frank Castle and an elderly man named Jerry, both former members of the United States Marine Corps, have a chat about their military carriers. While Castle served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jerry talks about his military service in the Vietnam War. This is a reference to the original Punisher from the comics, who served in Vietnam as well before his backstory was updated in recent times.
  • The first four digits of Frank Castle's trial are 1986, the year of the release of the first Punisher comic book series.
  • The term Warzone is used multiple times throughout the second season to describe Frank Castle's actions, a reference to The Punisher War Zone comic book series.

Spider-Man

Companies

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Episode Titles

  • The title of episode 1.01, Into the Ring, is a reference to Matt Murdock's rise as a vigilante opposite to Wilson Fisk and his allies, being compared to a new boxer stepping into the ring against his opponent and also Jack Murdock, a boxer himself.
  • The title of episode 1.02, Cut Man, is a reference to the wounds Daredevil sustains during the episode, and also to the assassination of Jack Murdock for not giving up his fight against Carl Creel, thus being cut from Roscoe Sweeney's schemes.
  • The title of episode 1.03, Rabbit in a Snowstorm, is a reference to the painting that Wilson Fisk starred at the end of the episode, that was described for him by Vanessa Marianna.
  • The title of episode 1.04, In the Blood,
  • The title of episode 1.05, World on Fire, is a reference to the way that Matt Murdock uses to describe how he sees the world, and also to the series of explosions in Hell's Kitchen that are caused in the episode.
  • The title of episode 1.06, Condemned, is a reference to the hunt of Daredevil and Vladimir Ranskahov by the police throughout the episode.
  • The title of episode 1.07, Stick, is a reference to Matt Murdock's old mentor, Stick, who reappears in his life during the episode.
  • The title of episode 1.08, Shadows in the Glass, is a reference to the reflection of the past that hunts Wilson Fisk, and that often sees reflected in his own mirror as a younger and bloodied version of himself.
  • The title of episode 1.09, Speak of the Devil, is a reference to the idiom Speak of the devil and he doth appear, used when an object of discussion unexpectedly becomes present during a conversation. It could be a reference to the sudden appearance of Wilson Fisk after the duel between Daredevil and Nobu Yoshioka. Fisk was also referred to as "the Devil" in a conversation between Matt Murdock and Father Paul Lantom, during the episode.
  • The title of episode 1.10, Nelson v. Murdock, is a reference to the conflict between Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock brought in the episode, and written in the same style as used in trials.
  • The title of episode 1.11, The Path of the Righteous,
  • The title of episode 1.12, The Ones We Leave Behind, is a reference to Ben Urich's death by the end of the episode, and possibly to all the other friends and allies of Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson and Karen Page whose lives were forsaken in their search for justice, like Daniel Fisher and Elena Cardenas.
  • The title of episode 1.13, Daredevil, is a reference to how the newspapers and the general public decided to call the man in the mask after he defeated Wilson Fisk. It also references the first time in the series Matt puts on his red suit, which is closer in appearance to the classic Daredevil suit from the comics.
  • The title of episode 2.01, Bang, is a reference to the first word spoken by the Punisher in the series, when he shoots Daredevil in the forehead at the end of the episode.
  • The title of episode 2.02, Dogs to a Gunfight, is a play to the idiom "don't take a knife to a gunfight", usually referred when someone enters a fight without being adequately equipped. This is a reference to the New York City Police Department's ambush to the Punisher, that whose easily outmatched by the vigilante. It also a reference to the Punisher's dog, Max, who also appears in the episode.
  • The title of episode 2.03, New York's Finest, is a slang term referred to the New York City Police Department, usually in a depreciative way, as a group of people who put themselves above the Law. This definition applied to both Daredevil and the Punisher.
  • The title of episode 2.04, Penny and Dime, is a reference to "One Batch, Two Batches, a Penny and Dime", Lisa Castle's favorite nursery rhyme repeated by the Punisher before every shot.
  • The title of episode 2.05, Kinbaku, is a reference to a japanese style of bondage used for artistic or sexual purposes. In the episode's flashbacks, Roscoe Sweeney was tight by Elektra following the principles of the Kinbaku.
  • The title of episode 2.06, Regrets Only,
  • The title of episode 2.07, Semper Fidelis, is a reference to United States Marine Corps's motto.
  • The title of episode 2.08, Guilty as Sin,
  • The title of episode 2.09, Seven Minutes in Heaven, is a reference to the party game "Seven minutes in heaven". In the episode, Frank Castle had seven minutes to move in Block A in Ryker's Island to gain the information he wanted from Dutton.
  • The title of episode 2.10, The Man in the Box,
  • The title of episode 2.11, .380,
  • The title of episode 2.12, The Dark at the End of the Tunnel, is a play to the idiom "the light at the end of the tunnel"
  • The title of episode 2.13, A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen, is a reference to the play a Cold Day in Hell, indicating something that would never happen under any circumstances. The title also referred to the episode ending on Christmas Day, and it forms a symmetry with the beginning of the season, who started in a 100 F°-hot day.
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