Five Daredevil Villains We’d Like To See On TV

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4. The Owl

At first glance, the Owl seems like just another animal-themed supervillain like so many others that have sprung from comics over the years. Yet there’s more to him than it may appear, beginning with the fact that Leland Owlsley originally got his moniker not just as an obvious play off his surname but because of his Wall Street wizardry. It wasn’t until after he was busted for his shady dealings that he turned to crime, and the idea of an investment advisor who goes bad plays as well in the 21st Century as it did when the Owl was created in the 1960s.

On top of that, he’s a self-made man in the sense that he turned to experimental surgeries, drugs and gadgets to give himself his super powers. This fits in a fictional universe that already includes Captain America and Iron Man, and it offers both a contrast and a comparison to Daredevil, who gained his radar sense and other heightened sense by accident but became a skilled combatant through hard work.

He’s also just plain creepy, something that writer Mark Waid is successfully getting across in recent issues of the Daredevil comic. The Owl would be great presented as someone that maybe law enforcement underestimates because of his gimmick until it becomes apparent he’s both smarter and more formidable that anyone suspected. Kingpin has shown a willingness to work with him for mutual gain, so it wouldn’t be hard to incorporate him as a hurdle Murdock needs to overcome in order to get to Wilson Fisk.