|Matt Murdock is (sightless) wrote,|
@ 2020-03-05 09:26:00
Source work and author: Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert’s 1602
Door: Various, primarily Marvel.
Character Journal name: sightless
Character Name: Matthew Murdock
Character Age: Probably somewhere around 25; actual age unknown.
Character Played By: Charlie Cox
Character History and Personality:
Born in the last 1500’s in a small village on the coast of Ireland, a young Matthew was one of many siblings, so many that undoubtedly there are some he has never even met, and more that never reached majority before dying of sickness or malnourishment. Fearless even in a world filled with countless dangers, Matthew found his way into a coastal cave during low tide, and discovered wet walls painted with a strange glowing substance. Finding the peculiar plant bitter and without much use as a foodstuff, he felt his way around the cave for several hours until he made his way out again--into a night that never lifted.
Matthew recovered from several months’ fever, and it was an indication of the closeness of his family that they didn’t give up on him, especially in the face of the astronomical cost of caring for a child who seemed to have no hope of lending a hand toward the support of the family. Though his sight never returned, upon recovery Matthew found that he was gifted with an additional sense to supplement his others, one that provided him with an accurate sense of distance and space around him thanks to echoes of sound and additional sharpened perceptions. Matthew also found himself stronger and faster than most men, and possessed of superhuman balance. Not wishing to be labeled one of the witchbreed threats to society so loudly discussed toward the end of Elizabeth’s rule, Matthew left home at a very young age to make his way in the world.
And he did very well, did Matthew Murdock, masquerading as a blind beggar and less-than-talented bard. Thanks to his abilities, Matthew made an excellent spy-for-hire, and moved efficiently through the dark in the service of many important men of the period, including Nicholas Fury, England’s spymaster, and even a diplomat or two out of Spain and France. As a son of Ireland, Matthew had no particular loyalties to any of these countries, but once purchased he stayed that way until the job was complete, and it was this reputation as well as the near suicidal fondness for risk-reward that kept him successful.
An old student of the spy game, Matthew half-expected his betrayal at the hands of the woman known as Natasha, a dangerous woman who proved to be in the service of Count Otto von Doom. Captured along with an aged Templar hiding an ancient weapon, Matthew escaped with the unknowing assistance of Count Doom’s other prisoners, including the occupants of the Fantastick and a few of Carlos Xavier’s witchbreed, all recently aligned with Nicholas Fury and the Queen’s former court magician, Dr. Strange. The old Templar turned out to be a very powerful immortal and enough of a weapon himself (what with the thunder and lightning), and after they won that day, Matthew parted ways with the peculiar alliance as they departed Latveria for the New World.
Left behind, Matthew took it upon himself to put the fear of God into Elizabeth’s successor, James, a sniveling little bastard who didn’t know what he owed Nicholas Fury.
A few weeks later, at the end of a dark alleyway, Matthew found a new world. As it turned out, it was the New World, just a few centuries later. Always adaptable, however, Matthew discarded the lute and found his way through the fast and bizarre streets of New York, learning the language and the customs there. He is just now beginning to connect the dots, finding the people that he knew in 1602 and the ones that currently inhabit New York are different versions of the same people, and not descendants at all.
Journal/Key: Matthew’s journal speaks to him through his hands; quite a feat, as he certainly didn’t spend very much time in petty school, and he is not able to read normal pages. His key is small and tipped with a tiny, unfinished diamond.
External Door items: A handful of diamonds, many adventures’ fees from the last few years.
Roommate: Matthew is new to the modern world, but he has a decent amount of money thanks to a pocketful of unfinished diamonds. He’s found an apartment near the somewhat gentrified Hell’s Kitchen, and is currently in need of a roommate or two to make rent. Said people can help interpret the new world for him as well.
Lurve interests: Fairly self explanatory. This Daredevil is a rather more merry, fly-by-night type of fellow than most people may expect.
Associates from the Past: 1602 versions will be fun! I promise!
Avocado at Law: Give me this thing.