The Man Without Fear, Matt Murdock, aka
the Daredevil, today acts as self-appointed guardian of Hell's Kitchen,
the same streets which a generation prior was home to Nick Fury. This
small shared detail has often placed both men together in unusual circumstances.
HYDRA's involvement with various elements of the NYC underworld, including
Murdock's nemesis Kingpin, have brought Fury and Daredevil together on
united and sometimes not so united fronts.
not really an ally or even less a friend, Daredevil holds a generous
amount of respect for Fury's position and has cooperated with him when
necessary. Hydra's activities in New York City and the Kingpin's relationship
with the former organization have often put SHIELD and the Man
With No Fear on
the same battleground. Fury's occasional jaunts back into his old stomping
protection, however the episode involving the Punisher's misdirected
vendetta against Fury found the Daredevil too late to prevent Fury's "death".
Daredevil's close relationship with the Black Widow also offers occasions
for him and Nick Fury to cross paths and in fact Daredevil played a vital
part in Widow and Fury's ploy against the new upstart Black Widow. With
two good references in the form of Black
Widow and Elektra, its no surprise that following the recent public
revelation of Murdock as Daredevil prompted
Fury to offer him a chance to disapear and even join SHIELD. Although
Murdock declined, it can be counted on that if the cause is just, Daredevil
is willing to stand by Nick Fury.
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