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Daredevil, Elektra, and Kirsten McDuffie were plunged into a misguided romance

Daredevil has had a variety of love interests during his tenure as Daredevil. But recently, he may be in for a love triangle that is his downfall.



The information that follows contains spoilers for Marvel Comics’ current release, Daredevil #2.

Throughout his time as Daredevil, Matt Murdock has dated a few women, but managing a love life with a superhero persona isn’t exactly simple. He has encountered several attractive women who have been open to his love advances while working as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. Daredevil #2 reveals that Matt’s most recent involvement with two of his prior love interests has produced an unanticipated love triangle (by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, Matthew Wilson, and others). The Hell’s Kitchen hero might have let his emotions to doom Kirsten McDuffie and Elektra Natchios as well as himself given his track record for relationships tainted by tragedy and loss.

The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen has returned to working with Elektra during Chip Zdarsky’s current run on Daredevil, and the two have become closer than ever. Natchios, who is now Matt’s companion in crime and prospective wife, has adopted her own interpretation of the legendary role. Murdock bids farewell to New York and people he will be leaving behind, including ex-girlfriend Kirsten McDuffie, as the two get ready to take over the Hand. Though Elektra and Daredevil undoubtedly have a lengthy and complicated love story, Kirsten’s romance with The Man Without Fear is unquestionably legendary in and of itself. Matt Murdock unintentionally established a love triangle by confessing his feelings to McDuffie before starting his new adventure. This could put the two women he cares about the most in jeopardy.

When they were both in college, Elektra Natchios first encountered Daredevil, whom she had been sent to enlist in The Hand. Instead, she fell in love with him, which led to their legendary on-again, off-again romance, which was recently reignited during Devil’s Reign (by Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, Marcio Menyz, and Clayton Cowles). The two are set up to be married as part of their fate with The Hand as the female Daredevil, but their future is prophesied to end in tragedy. This might very easily relate to Kirsten or, in true Daredevil fashion, suggest that one of the vigilante heroes has passed away.

Even though his ex-girlfriend doesn’t remember him, Daredevil confessed his love to her after learning that Kirsten wasn’t slain as he had previously imagined. Given that she only knows Matt as the Man Without Fear, this alone complicates matters, but Murdock’s dedication to Elektra makes it even trickier. Murdock first ended their relationship in order to protect McDuffie, but in light of his confession, he might be considering doing so once again. His intention in telling Kirsten about his thoughts was to put things to rest, but he has instead turned their relationship into a triangle involving Elektra.

While they are waiting for Daredevil to arrive, Stick prophesies a fate that will bring about death for either one or both of the parties. This makes the love triangle exceedingly difficult and maybe dangerous for all parties. It’s possible that Kirsten’s escape from Murdock’s new foe Goldy was little more than a ploy to give the hero hope before it was all destroyed. The two most significant ladies in Matt’s life may be the villain’s next targets because he appears to be working many steps ahead of him.

The wedding arrangements and The Hand’s infiltration may both be affected by Matt’s latest discovery. Elektra is not gullible, and when she learns what Murdock has done, everyone involved is likely to be devastated, if not worse.