Rating the Super Hunks #15: Daredevil

It's time to rate another super hunk. I haven't been giving adequate attention to the boys of Marvel, and it isn't because they don't have any hunks. The Marvel universe is jam packed with hotties, so let's take a look at one of my favourites

Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil

 I am so in love with this panel.

I am so in love with this panel.

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.

 That's not the only place he stores his elegant weapon!

That's not the only place he stores his elegant weapon!

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.

 "Oh no, you did NOT walk away from me, Miss Thang."

"Oh no, you did NOT walk away from me, Miss Thang."

 He has held that pose for 3 hours waiting for them to walk through the door.

He has held that pose for 3 hours waiting for them to walk through the door.

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.

 Portrait of a Sad Blind Man

Portrait of a Sad Blind Man

10/10

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.

 Well, that's too bad because no one enjoys your company.

Well, that's too bad because no one enjoys your company.

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.

 Who is he talking to?

Who is he talking to?

And the ladies love him.

 Things will not end well for her.

Things will not end well for her.

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!"

 Something about working out while wearing shades...

Something about working out while wearing shades...

He's not going to let blindness stop him from jumping off rooftops, taking down bad guys, or driving cars.

 I'll bet he doesn't have insurance.

I'll bet he doesn't have insurance.

But we have to consider where he is today. And that is miserable and insane. But oddly, still sexy.

 "I hope this is the right window."

"I hope this is the right window."

7/10

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.

 That guy in the purple striped shirt is checking Matt out.

That guy in the purple striped shirt is checking Matt out.

9/10

Sexiness of Superpowers:

Oh man. He can't see but all of his other senses are super-sensitive? Yeah. That's hot.

 He's picking up XM Radio.

He's picking up XM Radio.

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 can do a back flip while changing.

He can do a back flip while changing.

He also seems to love what he does, and I like that in a hero.

 Another day at the office.

Another day at the office.

10/10

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.

 Just before he breaks into his solo musical number.

Just before he breaks into his solo musical number.

Matt Murdock loves the ladies, but it's almost in a self-loathing way. Whatever it is, it isn't healthy.

 "And then she's going to pay some more, and then I'm going to pay, and then another loved one is going to pay..."

"And then she's going to pay some more, and then I'm going to pay, and then another loved one is going to pay..."

He's also just generally weird.

 Is it?

Is it?

 "Yeah, no sweat man, haha..."

"Yeah, no sweat man, haha..."

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.

- 5

As an aside, I feel like Daredevil says more unintentionally dirty things than any other superhero. Let's roll the clips:

 "Just grip onto that pole and yourself..."

"Just grip onto that pole and yourself..."

 I'll bet he does.

I'll bet he does.

 "And I've got some seed to plant...hey, come back!"

"And I've got some seed to plant...hey, come back!"

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.

 Just gonna have to try harder, Murdock.

Just gonna have to try harder, Murdock.