Type: Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably Vibrational Attunement

Dominant Life Form: Humans

Significant Inhabitants: Becky (Blake?), Bullseye, Daredevil, the Kingpin, Elektra Natchios, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Eric Slaughter

Significant Locations: Hell's Kitchen, New York

First Appearance: (first glimpse) What If? I#34/24 (August, 1982), (full story) What If? I#35 (October, 1982)

(What If? I#34/24) - After surviving an attempt on her life by Bullseye, Elektra contemplated settling down and giving her life of crime and adventure.

(What If? I#35) - During the time in which the assassin Elektra was hired to assassinate Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Bullseye (another assassin) was attempting to escape from prison. In the attempt, Bullseye was shot down by a prison guard. Elektra eventually spared the life of Foggy Nelson when she recognized him from college, gaining the wrath of her employer, the Kingpin. Foggy went straight to his best friend and closest confidant, Matt Murdock, who was secretly the superhuman known as Daredevil. Due to Elektra's betrayal, a hit was placed on her head by the Kingpin. In her absence, the elderly assassin Eric Slaughter sent wave after wave of hitmen after her in an attempt to gain the Kingpin's favor and therefore gain more work. Elektra battled a good number of hitmen before retreating to her former lover's apartment, which also happened to be Daredevil himself. Returning to his apartment after a night of searching for Elektra, Daredevil came face-to-face with Elektra herself, who had badly injured her arm. Daredevil told her that he was taking her in, to which she revealed that the Kingpin had ordered her death. After three days had gone by, Foggy came to Matt Murdock's apartment only to find it empty and for sale. What he did not know was that Matt and Elektra had traveled halfway around the world to escape the Kingpin and start a new life together.

Comments: Created by Allen Milgrom, fleshed out by Frank Miller and Terry Austin.

This reality diverged from the events in Daredevil I#181, in which Bullseye escaped from prison and killed Elektra. She got better, though.

John McDonagh pointed out that this reality was first seen in What If? I#34.

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Daredevil was, for the most part, the same as his Earth-616 counterpart, with the exception that once he took Elektra in and cared for her, the two were able to start a life together in another part of the world.

-- What If? I#35


Elektra was also very similar to her Earth-616 counterpart. The only difference was that Bullseye never killed her, like he did her 616 counterpart. After surviving Bullseye's attack, Elektra considered going straight and maybe getting married. With her survival however, Elektra was constantly pursued by Eric Slaughter's men on the Kingpin's orders until she fled to Matt Murdock's apartment. Seeing her injured, Matt vowed to take care of her and the two ran halfway across the world where they started a new life together.

--What If? I#34 (#35




What If? I#35, front cover (Daredevil and Elektra embracing)
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Other appearances:
What If? I#34 (August, 1982) - Al Milgrom (writer/artist), Tom DeFalco (editor)

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Last Updated: 06/18/05

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