Universe Marvel Universe Real Name Matthew Michael Murdock Aliases Michael Murdock Identity Revealed in a tabloid newspaper, but denied by Murdock Citizenship U. He also possesses the equivalent of a self-taught masters of applied sciences in mechanical engineering. Place of Birth New York City First Appearance Daredevil #1 (1964) Origin Daredevil #1 (1964); Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 (1993-1994); Daredevil: Yellow #1-6 (2001-2002) First donned red costume (Daredevil #7, 1965); established "Mike Murdock" identity (Daredevil #25, 1967); faked death of "Mike Murdock" (Daredevil #41, 1968); revealed secret identity and proposed to Karen Page (Daredevil #56-57, 1969); began relationship with Black Widow (Daredevil #81, 1971); moved to San Francisco with Black Widow (Daredevil #87, 1972); first battled Bullseye (Daredevil #131, 1976); secret identity discovered by reporter Ben Urich (Daredevil #163-164, 1980); first encountered Kingpin (Daredevil #170-171, 1981); unable to prevent Bullseye from killing Elektra (Daredevil #181, 1982); allied with Kingpin to take down Micah Synn (Daredevil #212-214, 1984-1985); life nearly destroyed by Kingpin after secret identity revealed by Karen Page (Daredevil #227-233, 1986); plagued by Typhoid Mary, left New York City (Daredevil #260-266, 1988); instrumental in the fall of the Kingpin, got law license back (Daredevil #297-300, 1991-1992); faked death, adopted new costume and alias of Jack Batlin (Daredevil #325, 1994); adopted multiple alter egos while battling inner demons (Daredevil #344-347, 1995); revealed secret identity to Foggy Nelson (Daredevil #348, 1995); unabled to prevent Bullseye from killing Karen Page (Daredevil #5, 1999); secret identity exposed by tabloid (Daredevil #32, 2002); suffered nervous breakdown, replaced Wilson Fisk as New York's new kingpin (Daredevil #50, 2003)Daredevil possesses a high school diploma and a Juris Doctor (doctorate of law) from Columbia University.In compensation for his lost sight, Daredevil’s other four senses have been preternaturally enhanced.His sense of touch is sensitive enough to detect the faint impressions of ink on paper, allowing him to read by touch.
Daredevil’s enhanced sense of hearing enables him to detect an acoustic pressure change of 1 decibel at a pressure level of 7, whereas the average human can only detect a sound as low as 20 decibels.He can even hear people speaking through a standard soundproofed wall.Daredevil is also able to hear a heartbeat from 20 feet away, as well as identify people by their individual beat rhythm, or detect whether they are lying or not by the changes in their heartbeat, though a pace maker or self control will confuse his reading.Not only does Daredevil’s hearing allow him to be constantly aware of his own heartbeat, blood circulation, breathing, physical movements, etc, but he is also able to hear and sense the same attributes in other people.
One of the primary ways he does this is by hearing the reverberations made by ambient sounds on objects and people, giving him a sonar-like sense of where things are, and how dense they are.
And while he is able to block out a good amount of background noise, he can also be excessively disoriented by unexpected loud noises and can be confused when immersed in the wash of sound from a busy crowd.