Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil
Costume/Appearance: Daredevil's costume is fantastic. Particularly in the recent series with the darker tone of red. It's just a perfect, attractive suit, which I think is made more attractive by the fact that you can tell he thinks he looks pretty hot in it. Even though he can't see himself...he just knows.
The little horns are a tad ridiculous, but he makes them work. I mean, they are far more subdued than Batman's pointy ears. I am also a big fan of the red fabric covering his eyes in the mask. I'm a fan of the red-on-red colour choice for the uniform as a whole. And of that sexy thigh holster where he stores his billy clubs.
Daredevil strikes more awesome poses than any other superhero. And I'm not even talking about his action poses, which are always rad. I'm talking about when he's just standing around talking to people.
Look at him! Every pose is like "Want a taste?"
And let's talk about Matt Murdock! Dude is a stone fox. This is why it hurts so much that Ben Affleck played him in the movie. Matt Murdock is way sexier than Ben Affleck. Matt Murdock is way more Matt Damon.
Personality: I think Daredevil may be one of the most challenging characters in comic books as far as rating personalities goes. He's kind of all over the place. On one hand, he is very emo and is constantly feeling bad for himself.
This is mostly because his life is often total shit, so you can't really blame him. But pre-Miller, he was a lot more charming and funny when he was out fighting crime. He was quick with a joke and smiled a lot. His sense of humour was a little condescending, but at least it was there. Then his life filled with tragedy and increased violence and hardship. This has left him where he is today: bitter, humourless and basically insane. He is practically Batman, where he used to be like a more grown-up, sexy Spider-Man.
And the ladies love him.
Of course the Miller Daredevil stuff, and the current Daredevil stuff, are both fantastic. But when I read those old DD comics I can't get over how much I love that guy. He's just...cool. He's blind but he's like, "Whatever, I'm awesome!"
He's not going to let blindness stop him from jumping off rooftops, taking down bad guys, or driving cars.
But we have to consider where he is today. And that is miserable and insane. But oddly, still sexy.
Day Job: Matt Murdock is a lawyer. He's Law AND Order! Plus, lawyers make a lot of money so he's rich. Usually. But they are also kinda boring.
Sexiness of Superpowers: Oh man. He can't see but all of his other senses are super-sensitive? Yeah. That's hot.
Daredevil's powers are totally neat. I think he might have my favourite powers. And he's an awsome fighter and acrobat. So he's getting full marks for this one.
He also seems to love what he does, and I like that in a hero.
Cons: Let's talk about Daredevil's track record with women. Because it ain't great. To begin with, a considerable percentage of the women he dates end up dead. Or addicted to something. Or porn stars. Or all three. And often it's more or less his fault.
Matt Murdock loves the ladies, but it's almost in a self-loathing way. Whatever it is, it isn't healthy.
He's also just generally weird.
I'm taking off five points for the trail of dead girlfriends and the complete emotional breakdown that is lurking just below Matt's surface, threatening to erupt at any moment.
As an aside, I feel like Daredevil says more unintentionally dirty things than any other superhero. Let's roll the clips:
Alright, I'm done.
Final Score: 31/40
Decent, DD. I really am very attracted to this guy. Even though I know it will only lead to heartbreak, heroin, and suicide.