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The Best Marvel Easter Eggs in Netflix's Daredevil

Updated July 13, 2020 4.4k votes 805 voters 739.5k views25 items

Marvel consistently creates some of the biggest and most entertaining movies in theaters and now they've decided to take over television as well. With Daredevil they entered the small screen landscape with 13 hour-long episodes introducing us to The Man Without Fear! They'll follow this up with AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and an eventual team all of these heroes in The Defenders!  

In addition to being some of the best storytellers around, they're also incredible at laying little Easter eggs for the hardcore fans. Sometimes these Easter eggs and hidden features are just great little nods to the comics, but sometimes they're a hint at things to come. With Daredevil, Netflix and Marvel certainly don't disappoint on the hidden Easter egg front. Be it a small piece of dialogue, a nod to a character's comic wardrobe, or a sign hidden in the background, DD is chock-full of sneaky comics goodness. 

Below we've gathered the very best Easter eggs in the Daredevil TV show on Netflix. Vote up your favorite Daredevil Easter eggs below, and head over to the comments section to let us know if you spotted any others! You can also check out our list of other great shows like Daredevil.

  • 5. Elektra!

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    In a flashback between Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock, Foggy mentions a “Greek girl” who Matt Murdock tried to win over. This is an obvious reference to Elektra Natchios, the love of Matt’s life, who fled from Columbia University after the death of her father to become an assassin and enact her revenge. 

    Their relationship “didn’t work out,” but now we know she exists in the Netflix DD Universe.

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  • 6. Before There Was Marvel, There Was Atlas Comics

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    Across the hall from Nelson and Murdock, barely visible, is a very distinct logo familiar to some of Marvel's longtime fans. Atlas, as in Atlas Comics, bearing the same symbol it did all those years ago before it became Marvel Comics.
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  • 7. There Are Constant References to the Final Battle in The Avengers

    Nearly all the characters refer to "The Incident," the giant battle at the end of The Avengers, which essentially caused the collapse of Hell's Kitchen, causing rampant crime. 

    It's expressly mentioned that Kingpin’s rise has been made possible by the appearance of new heroes stealing attention away from lower level crime. The first major indication that this is part of the shared MCU, and that it’s all very clearly heading towards Civil War. 

    (Also check out that HULK image from The Incredible Hulk on Urich's newspaper on the Left.)
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  • 8. The Hand

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    We still can't believe it. The Hand! We live in a world where a Netflix show features not just ninjas fighting Daredevil but THE HAND themselves! 

    Nobu is revealed to be the leader of this extremely powerful crime syndicate and though we only have Nobu as a member of The Hand for that one episode we're sure they will be a huge part of season two and Elektra's introduction.
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