Despite the fact that “Daredevil” was one of Netflix’s most popular shows when it first aired, it was canceled after the third season. Despite this, “Daredevil” has been a huge hit, having 195 million minutes of viewing time not long after the character’s unexpected debut in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer with superpowers who becomes a vigilante, is evidently incredibly appealing.


Daredevil was not the only character from the show to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently. In the season finale of the “Hawkeye” series, Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) played a modest but significant role as the one who was secretly controlling all of the criminal procedures. As a result, some fans have argued that the existence of these figures presents a more sad picture of “Daredevil” and the incidents that could have occurred following Season 3’s conclusion.

Daredevil: Victim of the Blip

Because of Kingpin aka Wilson Fisk’s comeback as a criminal, well, kingpin, u/GuingeAndProud  proposed the theory that Matt Murdock was a victim of Thanos’ snap, formally known as “the Blip.” They support this with events from the Season 3 finale of “Daredevil,” in which Kingpin was defeated by Matt and sent to prison on the provision that his spouse Vanessa (Ayelet Zurer) face no legal consequences. It’s a watershed moment for Matt and his friends, but it also appears to be the end of Kingpin’s empire.

Vincent D'Onofrio- Daredevil
Vincent D’Onofrio on Kingpin’s fate

As per this theory, Matt and his team’s victory was short-lived due to the Thanos catastrophe, which caused half of the universe to vanish for five years. “With Daredevil out of the picture,” u/GingeAndProud said, “Kingpin was free to re-establish his criminal empire.” This argument makes a lot of sense, assuming that Clint is rather well informed of who Kingpin is in “Hawkeye.” This is especially true given Clint’s period as Ronin, during which he ruthlessly killed criminals.

It’s another checkmark in support of Matt, Karen (Deborah Ann Woll), and Foggy (Elden Henson) being victims of the Blip, given that Kingpin’s desire to stay imprisoned was predicated on what Matt and his friends knew about Vanessa’s culpability in Kingpin’s own misdeeds. This makes “Daredevil” heartbreaking because it utterly undoes all of Matt’s good work in Season 3 — particularly his difficult decision to let Kingpin live rather than kill him as he had planned in the Season 3 climax.

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