Daredevil (TV series)

From Fanlore
Jump to: navigation, search
Fandom
Name: Daredevil
Marvel's Daredevil
Abbreviation(s):
Creator: Drew Goddard
Based upon: Daredevil by Stan Lee and Bill Everett
Date(s): April 10, 2015
Medium: TV series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia
Click here for related articles on Fanlore.

Daredevil is a Netflix television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Charlie Cox as the titular character, Daredevil aka Matt Murdock.

Canon

Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of New York City's Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as Daredevil.

Main Characters

  • Matt Murdock/Daredevil, a blind lawyer who has heightened senses
  • Foggy Nelson, Matt's close friend and law partner.
  • Karen Page, a quest for justice sends her crashing into Matt's life; becomes Nelson & Murdock's secretary
  • Wilson Fisk, a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell's Kitchen
  • Vanessa Marianna, an art gallery employee and Fisk's love interest.
  • James Wesley, Fisk's right hand man.
  • Ben Urich, a investigative journalist for the New York Bulletin.
  • Claire Temple, a night nurse that helps Matt with various injuries.
  • Brett Mahoney, a police officer that knows Matt & Foggy
  • Marci Stahl, a lawyer and ex-girlfriend of Foggy

Fandom

The Netflix television series has also introduced many new fans to the series and boosted fannish activity within the Daredevil fandom community. In the first month after the series' appearance, nearly 850 related works were created or updated on AO3, as well as innumerable dedicated Tumblr blogs.

The series' fandom is mainly focused on slash but het is just as popular, but to see "Shipping" for more information.

Fan Call for Visual Description Audio

When the series first appeared on Netflix, the show wasn't accessible to all fans - the show didn't feature a "visual description" audio that would make it accessible for blind fans. A petition was made for it do be done (Tag: #dare2describe), which was successful five days later[1] with only 3,666 signatures. (Given the time frame required to create descriptive audio for a television show, the work was likely already well underway before the petition surfaced. Netflix chose to roll out the service for Daredevil first, possibly because of the petition or because of the association with a blind leading character.)

Tumblr Fandom

Photosets and gifsets are common on Tumblr. Some highlight particular episodes, themes, characters, or relationships within the show. Others draw parallels between the televised and comic-book versions. A number are also dedicated to the show's exceptional use of visual imagery, silhouette, and scenery.

Examples:

Common Tropes & Fanon

Connections with Other Fandoms

As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series takes place in the same world as The Avengers Movieverse and their related film and television works, effectively canonizing the potential for a wide range of crossover art and fics. In addition, the series' stars are familiar to fans from other properties - Deborah Ann Woll from True Blood, Elden Henson from The Hunger Games, Charlie Cox from Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey - opening up even more crossover possibilities as well as the potential for fannish drift.

Shipping

Many fans are multishippers. There is a lot of gen fanworks focusing on Matt, Matt & Foggy, Matt, Foggy & Karen.

The main slash pairing is Matt Murdock/Foggy Nelson; Matt Murdock/Vladimir Ranskahov and James Wesley/Wilson Fisk are fairly common.

Top het pairings are: Matt Murdock/Claire Temple, Matt Murdock/Karen Page, Vanessa Marianna/Wilson Fisk, Foggy Nelson/Karen Page, and Foggy Nelson/Marci Stahl.

The threesome of Matt/Karen/Foggy is one of the larger threesome pairings in the fandom.

Crossover ships are mainly: Matt Murdock & Clint Barton, Matt Murdock/Laurel Lance (Arrow), Matt Murdock & Skye, Matt Murdock/Natasha Romanoff, etc.

The vast comic-book history of course offers much more shipping opportunities.

Terminology

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fics

Artwork

Vids

Archives & Fannish Links

Tumblr

Resources

References

  1. Victory! (Apr 15, 2015).
  2. Clint Barton being thrown into a dumpster only to by punkbuckies. Posted April 12, 2015. (Accessed April 15, 2015)