Type: Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Humans

Significant Inhabitants: Brubaker (court bailiff), Bullseye, Luke Cage, Captain America, Daredevil (Matthew Michael Murdock), Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, Iron Man, Jessica Jones, the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Mister Fantastic, Mysterio (Quentin Beck), Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Karen Page, Peter Parker, Rucka (court bailiff), S.H.I.E.L.D., Ben Urich

Significant Locations: Hell's Kitchen, New York

First Appearance: What If Karen Page Had Lived? (February, 2005)

History: (What If Karen Page Had Lived? (fb)) - During a battle between Bullseye and Daredevil, Karen Page was stabbed by one of Daredevil's billy clubs, thrown by Bullseye. Following her injury, Daredevil discovered that the entire battle was part of an elaborate plan by the suicidal Mysterio, who had gotten Daredevil's identity from the Kingpin.

 (What If Karen Page Had Lived?) - As Daredevil kept a vigil at Karen Page's hospital bedside, he thought to himself how the problems in his life were always caused by the Kingpin. Angered by Karen's near-death, Daredevil confronted the Kingpin that night in his penthouse and asked why the Kingpin had aided Mysterio. When the Kingpin commented that it was just good business to get paid for something he would have paid someone else to do, Daredevil angrily tossed his billy club into the Kingpin's neck, cutting his throat. He then unmasked himself as the Kingpin died on his own penthouse floor. Following the Kingpin's death, Matt Murdock was outed as Daredevil due to a contingency plan by the Kingpin should he perish at Daredevil's hands. With Daredevil's identity public knowledge, Matt was soon arrested for the murder of Wilson Fisk and appeared in court to defend his case, where he was found guilty of the murder. During his prison term of fourty-four years, Matt never saw Karen Page again, but was frequently visited by his friend "Foggy" Nelson, as well as Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., who often asked his opinion on other cases. For his help to S.H.I.E.L.D., Matt's sentence was shortened to fifteen years, after which he gave up his life as Daredevil.

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Lark.

The divergent point for this reality was Daredevil II#5.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the bailiffs, Brubaker and Rucka, were an homage to comic professionals, Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka.

Profile by Proto-Man


Earth-Karen Page Had Lived had no known connection to:


Brubaker was a court bailiff who was present at Matt Murdock's court date.

--What If Karen Page Had Lived?


Daredevil was the same as his Earth-616 counterpart up until Karen Page was almost killed by Bullseye. After seeing her near death, he fell into a fit of rage and confronted the Kingpin, killing him. Unfortunately, the Kingpin had a plan should he ever be killed by Daredevil and the next day, Daredevil's identity was made public by the Kingpin's lawyers. Matt Murdock was quickly arrested and sentenced to forty-four years in prison for murder. While in prison, Matt helped Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. on other cases, reducing his sentence to fifteen years, after which he gave up being Daredevil.

--What If Karen Page Had Lived?


Wilson Fisk was the same as his Earth-616 counterpart up until he aided Mysterio in planning an attack on Daredevil by Bullseye. His help almost killed Daredevil's lover, Karen Page, which prompted Daredevil to confront the Kingpin and kill him for his constant attempts to ruin his life.

--What If Karen Page Had Lived?


Karen Page was the same as her Earth-616 counterpart up until she survived a brutal attack by Bullseye. After the attack, she was hospitalized, prompting Daredevil to kill the Kingpin for almost causing Karen's death. Matt Murdock was soon arrested and was sentenced to prison for murder, while Karen yelled about how Matt was good man. During the tenure of his prison term, Karen never visited Matt.

--What If Karen Page Had Lived?


Rucka was a court bailiff who was present at Matt Murdock's court date.

--What If Karen Page Had Lived?

images: (not counting ads)
What If Karen Page Had Lived?, p11, pan5 (Main Pic)
 p12-13, pan11 (Daredevil)
 p14, pan1 (Kingpin)
 p21, pan3 (Karen Page)
 p21, pan4 (Brubaker & Rucka)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 11/20/05

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