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The Best Marvel Easter Eggs in Netflix's Daredevil 

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Updated July 9, 2020 5.1k votes 800 voters 738.9k views 25 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.

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Stan Lee DID Make a Cameo!
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Sure, we were all looking for Stan Lee to pop up at some point - this is the Marvel Universe after all. However, he never seemed to. But wait! Who's that highly decorated officer out of focus during a hugely important scene in the finale? Yup, Officer Stan the Man Lee!
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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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St. Agnes Orphanage and S.H.I.E.L.D.
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The orphanage in which Matt Murdock is placed after the death of his father (where Stick finds him), is St. Agnes, which is the same orphanage where Agent Skye grew up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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There Are Constant References to the Final Battle in The Avengers
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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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