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"I didn't want my son to see me as just an average federal employee. I messed up. I destroyed my life. My family's life. And I would do anything to take it all back again."
―Ray Nadeem to Matt Murdock[src]

Special Agent Rahul "Ray" Nadeem was an FBI agent whose attempts to provide a comfortable life for his family had led to him to taking on the case of Wilson Fisk, supplying Fisk with all of his demands in exchange for damning evidence on other crime syndicates. However, as Nadeem's investigations had led him to looking into Benjamin Poindexter's true connection with Fisk, he then discovered that Fisk had already taken over much of the FBI, and forced Nadeem to become an unwilling pawn. In his final efforts to bring down Fisk's criminal empire, Nadeem turned to Nelson and Murdock to give up evidence in court, however as this failed, Nadeem recorded a confession which leaked online, before allowing Poindexter to kill him.

Biography

Early Life

Ray Nadeem was born and raised in New York City in an Indian-American family. As a child, Nadeem was a neighbor of Jack Kem, known by everyone from their block as Jiggy. Kem proved to be a very generous man who supported a lot of his neighbors what made Nadeem see him as his personal hero. However, much to Nadeem's disappointment, Kem turned out to be a criminal who used his neighbors to cover his crimes.[3]

Many years later, Nadeem fell in love with a woman named Seema. With Seema's father's blessing, they married and gave birth to a child named Sami Nadeem.[2] In order to provide for his family, Nadeem joined the FBI New York Crime Division as a Special Agent and was stationed under Tammy Hattley's direct commands. Due to his service within the FBI, Nadeem and his family befriended with several agents, such as Benjamin Poindexter.

Saanvi's Diagnose

"There's no way out, Ray. Fisk's had you marked for more than a year."
"What do you mean, had me marked?"
"Why do you think your sister-in-law lost health coverage? He made you desperate for this job."
Tammy Hattley and Ray Nadeem[src]

Much to his horror, Nadeem was informed by his brother Nihar that his wife Saanvi was diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, Saanvi's health coverage was denied for unknown reasons and they had no money to pay for medical treatment. Nadeem financially supported his brother what eventually buried his family in debt. For several months, Nadeem was requesting for promotion at the FBI, however, for some reason, his performance reviews were deferred by Tammy Hattley.[4]

Deferred Reviews

"Your reviews have been deferred for reasons having nothing to do with scheduling or restructuring or whatever bullshit I fed you at the time. It's because I'm trying to protect you."
"Protect me?"
"Do you have any idea what your FICO score is? 557. Your FICO score is 557."
"So it's not stellar. You know, I–"
"You're buried in debt, and that makes you a recruitment target. It's Bureau policy not to promote someone with that level of vulnerability."
Tammy Hattley and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Protecting Wilson Fisk

Fisk Detail

"You tell D.C. that none of this could have happened without the unexpected connection between me and Wilson Fisk. Because that's the truth. And then none of the other shit in my file will matter. Come on, Tammy. How am I supposed to get out from under?"
"Okay, he's yours. But you need to keep him talking, Ray."
―Ray Nadeem and Tammy Hattley[src]

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Interrogating Karen Page

"Well, instead of letting Fisk use you and the FBI to retaliate against innocent lawyers who put him in prison, why don't you ask him if he hired a fixer named Felix Manning to launder money through Red Lion? Ask him if he's the true owner of a shell company called Vancorp."
"Why would I do that?"
"Because it just bought the Presidential Hotel."
"Where are you getting this from?"
"I ask questions for a living. I just ask better ones than you do."
Karen Page and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Interrogating Foggy Nelson

"With all due respect, I think you have Matt Murdock all wrong."
"Yeah, well, I don't think I do. I think Matt Murdock is hiding a double life. Lawyer by day and criminal by night. And you and Ms. Page both know all about it. It makes you uncomfortable. And complicit. And that's why you're no longer law partners or friends. Because once he's finally caught, you know you're on the hook as an accessory to his crimes. Or, if you're lucky, simply aiding and abetting."
Foggy Nelson and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Promotion

"Congratulations, Ray."
"What?"
"You were right. Your work with Fisk trumped your credit issues. The EAD approved your promotion."
Tammy Hattley and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Attack on the New York Bulletin Building

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Nadeem is informed of an attack on the New York Bulletin Building

"What the hell happened? Who did this?"
"It was Daredevil."
FBI Agent and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Realization

"There's a damn good chance that Fisk is manipulating us."
"If it's true, every asshole we put away with Fisk's help will be back on the street by morning. Everything we've done, the people we've lost, it will all be for nothing. You can't unring that bell. Just give me a chance to figure out if it's true."
Tammy Hattley and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Meeting Daredevil

"Who are you?"
"I'm Daredevil. The real one."
"You don't look like–"
"I buried the red suit. The man who attacked the Bulletin, he resurrected it."
"You do, however, match the description of a guy who's been tuning up FBI agents."
"Which is the last thing I ever wanted, but you people haven't left me any choice. If you'd just wake the hell up instead of playing right into Fisk's hands. He's using you, and I think you know it."
―Ray Nadeem and Daredevil[src]

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Kingpin's Enforcer

Investigating Poindexter

"We're gonna slip into his place. Look for any evidence that ties him to the Bulletin attack or to Fisk. If we find any, we leave it where it is. And we set off his fire alarm on our way out."
"The fire department arrives, and you circumvent a search warrant."
"But if we don't find anything... the guy goes on with his life."
"Spit it out. Who is he?"
"Special Agent Ben Poindexter."
Daredevil and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Forced into Subordination

"Do you understand your situation now? Ray? You get this?"
"Yeah, boss. I understand."
"I'm not your boss anymore. Wilson Fisk is."
Tammy Hattley and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Offer with the Crime Syndicates

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Nadeem feigns arresting Rosalie Carbone

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Duel at Clinton Church

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Exposing Kingpin's Conspiracy

Betraying Kingpin

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Nadeem asks Brett Mahoney for a private talk

"Listen to me very carefully. If we take Karen Page into custody, she'll be dead before she reaches HQ. No, don't react. Just get her the hell away from us."
―Ray Nadeem to Brett Mahoney[src]

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Allying with Daredevil

"If we're gonna get your family someplace safe, you're gonna have to trust me."
"I can't trust anybody."
"Well, I trust you. You saved Karen Page's life tonight. So I owe you one."
Daredevil and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Deal with Blake Tower

"I took the damn bait! Because I didn't want my son to see me as just an average federal employee. I messed up. I destroyed my life. My family's life. And I would do anything to take it all back again."
"Good. You tell that to the DA, and I can help you."
―Ray Nadeem and Matt Murdock[src]

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Targeted by Fisk

One Last Shot

Nadeem and Murdock evade Kingpin's thugs

"We stick together. Understand?"
"I know what I'm doing. I'll get us to the courthouse."
"Stop, Ray. Listen to me. You need to trust me. You pretend to lead me, but you do what I say."
Matt Murdock and Ray Nadeem[src]

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Testifying Against Fisk

"You do affirm that all the testimony that you are about to give in the case now before the court will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? This you do affirm under the pains and penalties of perjury?"
"I do."
―Court Bailiff and Ray Nadeem[src]

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A Dying Declaration

"My name is Special Agent Ray Nadeem of the FBI, and under federal law, I swear that the testimony I'm about to give is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and should be considered my dying declaration. I'm guilty of a number of criminal acts, and I was in no way acting alone. Wilson Fisk coerced me and a number of fellow FBI agents into aiding and abetting a criminal conspiracy to extort protection money from New York crime organizations."
―Ray Nadeem[src]

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Murdered by Poindexter

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Nadeem speaking with Benjamin Poindexter

"As long as I'm alive, my family's at risk."
"Let's go, Ray."
"I'm not going anywhere with you, Dex. Whatever you need to do, you do it here."
―Ray Nadeem and Benjamin Poindexter[src]

Recording his declaration, Nadeem grabbed the bottle of beer and went to the backyard of his house where he was waiting for whoever Kingpin will send for him. Finally, Nadeem spotted Benjamin Poindexter, armed with a handgun, who told him to enter the house for a proper talk. Poindexter's lie was too unconvincing for Nadeem, so he easily guessed that Poindexter simply wanted to kill him inside the house which would be much easier.

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Nadeem tries to convince Benjamin Poindexter to turn against Kingpin

Poindexter ridiculed Nadeem for his decision saying he was in a tough spot and how must have been really hard for him. Nadeem then told Poindexter that as soon as he becomes no longer useful for Fisk, he will be discarded too. Nadeem's words did not convince Poindexter but Nadeem insisted and tried to convince him to turn away from Fisk who manipulated Tammy Hattley and their colleagues within the FBI. Nadeem proposed Poindexter to cut a deal with Blake Tower and testify against Fisk, as the FBI agents.

Assassination of Ray Nadeem

Nadeem is shot by Benjamin Poindexter

However, Poindexter rejected Nadeem's offer and informed Nadeem that he is more than an FBI agent and that he had never felt more than himself in his whole life. Understanding that he would not be able to convince him, Nadeem told Poindexter that as long as he is alive his family is at risk, while Poindexter continued to offer him once to leave with him. Nadeem told Poindexter that whatever needs to do he will do it where they are standing. Nadeem then pulled a gun and attempted to shoot him, only to be shot and killed by Poindexter who left his body in the hole.[2]

Legacy

Fisk's Downfall

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Personality

"You confident this FBI agent can be trusted?"
"Nadeem's a ball breaker, but he seems genuinely interested in the truth. Yeah. I trust him."
Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson[src]

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Abilities

  • Expert Marksman: To be added
  • Bilingualism: Nadeem fluently speaks his native Hindi and English.

Equipment

Weapons

  • Glock 17: Nadeem used his handgun for self defense and protection as an FBI agent, working outside of the agency.

Other Equipment

Facilities

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Ray Nadeem

In chronological order:

Behind the Scenes

References

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