CONSTANCE

Real Name: Constance (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Attorney;
former intern

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsKenneth Anderson, Adrienne Bowen, Joy Bowen, Saul Bowen, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Davey, Stan Finley, Amos Flood, Daniel Flood, Emily Flood, Joel Flood, Karla Faye Gideon, Walter Griffin, Marvin, Henry Mayhew, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Jack Ollsen, Randall, Daniel Shawcross, James Spregner, Ruby Stevens, Sheriff Stonehouse, Arthur Woods

EnemiesHoward Gideon

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Redemption Valley, Alabama

First Appearance: Daredevil: Redemption#1 (April, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: Constance is a skilled attorney.

History:

(Daredevil: Redemption#1 (fb)) - Matt Murdock and his new intern Constance debated a case of a man named Randall who had defrauded his employers to pay for medical treatment for his nephew. Murdock explained that much of the law operated in shades of grey. Murdock's partner, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, showed in Emily Flood, who was seeking legal services for her son, Joel Flood, and his friends Adrienne and Saul Bowen, who'd been accused of murdering Bradley Gideon in Redemption Valley, Alabama. Emily tried showing Murdock a newspaper article, learning he was blind, and then shared her theory that Joel had been framed by the police for being different. Constance got Emily coffee while Murdock contemplated, and he soon agreed to take the case. Murdock, Constance, and Emily flew into Huntsville and took a cab back to her house. The cabbie was ranting about how wicked Joel was before he realized Emily was Joel's mother. Murdock and Constance walked over the red graffiti that littered their porch. Inside, they met Adrienne and Saul's mother, Joy Bowen. Joy enthusiastically greeted the lawyers, told Emily that Amos had messed himself, then left. Emily showed Murdock and Constance to their rooms, then went to clean Amos up.

(Daredevil: Redemption#1 (fb)) - Constance then told Murdock that Saul had apparently confessed to the murder. Davey, for getting home late. Murdock, as Daredevil, rushed off to help an abused child named Davey.

(Daredevil: Redemption#2 (fb)) - Emily attached Amos' feeding tubes the next morning, explaining to her guests that Amos was able to hear everything, but unable to move or communicate on his own except to tap his finger. Emily was worried about Saul having confessed and thought that Sheriff Stonehouse was behind it. Murdock asked Constance to go through some things he'd found at Joel's church headquarters, including a plastic skull and a journal. Emily drove Murdock and Constance to the police station in her van, which had been marked with graffiti in scripture verses. Murdock and Constance met with Jack Ollsen, who informed them that the judge had agreed to let Murdock practice in Alabama for the case, that Henry Mayhew had been assigned as counsel for Adrienne and that Saul had been given Stan Finley, who was a corporate lawyer and did not care much about the case. Ollsen pulled out the tape and transcript of Saul's confession. As they listened to Stonehouse's questions, they noticed a few discrepancies in the report and believed that Saul was coached. Constance soon interviewed Adrienne, who told her of the sheriff's actions. Adrienne learned about Saul's withdrawn confession. She offered her statements and told Constance about the pregnancy.

(Daredevil: Redemption#3 (fb)) - As they left their temporary office, they saw a crowd of people lead by Howard and Karla Faye Gideon and including police standing outside. Howard verbally accosted Murdock, claiming he'd brought Daredevil with him to town, but Murdock refused to give in and departed peacefully. As they drove, Murdock apologized to Constance for not telling her about Daredevil being there before. They picked up the pictures from Stonehouse, who described the grisly contents of the photos, including the stab wounds, mutilation, and tearing off of the genitals. Stonehouse claimed that Joel Flood was just born bad. Emily found Murdock in the prayer room and invited him downstairs, where Constance had discovered bite marks on the body. She figured that a forensic orthodontist could check them. They also ordered a voice simulator that would allow Amos to speak through a machine. The next day, Constance got a call from Nelson, who confirmed the bite marks and suggested dental casts be made of the suspects. After she fended off Nelson's flirting, she accepted Murdock's compliment on her job well done.

(Daredevil: Redemption#4 (fb)) - When Howard's teeth were all pulled out, he claimed Daredevil did it. Stonehouse angrily questioned Murdock about whether Daredevil was in his employ, but Murdock and Constance expressed that he was not. Constance asked Murdock if he could send Daredevil away as he wasn't helping. The next day, the voice simulator arrived and Amos learned how to use it, being taught by Marvin. He immediately started quoting scripture, expressing the punishment of sinners. When Murdock questioned Amos, he claimed he had no son. Emily left the room, ashamed. Constance decided to attend the book burning that night, and Murdock warned her to be careful. When Howard noticed Constance there, he spit on her and planned to harm her further, but Daredevil jumped in and the crowd began casting stones. He grabbed Constance and jumped to the roof for safety. The next day, the trial started and a protest crowd gathered around.

(Daredevil: Redemption#5 (fb)) - Joel, Adrienne, and Saul sat at the trial while attorneys Constance, Murdock, Sprenger, Finley, Ollsen, and Mayhew questioned witnesses Kenneth Anderson, Daniel Shawcross, Sheriff Stonehouse, Ruby Stevens, Walter Griffin, Arthur Woods, Howard Gideon, and Joel. They soon received the verdict.

(Daredevil: Redemption#6 (fb) - BTS) - Joel, Adrienne, and Saul were found guilty; while Adrienne and Saul were given life in prison, Joel was given the death penalty due to aggravating circumstances.

(Daredevil: Redemption#6 (fb) - BTS) - Constance became Joel's attorney and tried to appeal the court's decision more than once, but never successfully. Over the following years, Constance was able to get five innocent people freed from death row, though she tended to count her failures only.

(Daredevil: Redemption#6) - Murdock (who'd been accused of being Daredevil in the tabloids) heard from Emily, who invited him to the upcoming execution. Murdock soon arrived and met up with Emily and Constance, who shrugged off his compliments and confessed that she still found Daredevil against the legal system. Emily hosted family visits before the execution and Daniel saw his father for the last time. After Joel's execution, Howard Gideon was found guilty of the murder.

Comments: Created by David Hine and Michael Gaydos.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Constance, Davey & Randall have no known connections to


Davey

(Daredevil: Redemption#1 (fb)) - Constance then told Murdock that Saul had apparently confessed to the murder. In New York, a drunk man slapped his son, Davey, for getting home late. When Davey started crying, his father moved to hit him again, but Daredevil (Matt Murdock) rushed in and stopped him, knocking him to the ground. Davey got a baseball bat and threatened Daredevil, claiming he wouldn't be put into foster care and that Daredevil couldn't understand his dad's problems. Daredevil threatened Davey's father if he ever hit him again and then departed.

--Daredevil: Redemption#1 (fb)






Randall

(Daredevil: Redemption#1 (fb) - BTS) - Matt Murdock and his new intern Constance debated a case of a man named Randall who had defrauded his employers to pay for medical treatment for his nephew. Murdock explained that much of the law operated in shades of grey.

--Daredevil: Redemption#1 (fb) - BTS


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Daredevil: Redemption#6, p5, pan1 (main)
Daredevil: Redemption#1, p9, pan5 (2nd)
Daredevil: Redemption#1, p5, pan1 (Davey)


Appearances:
Daredevil: Redemption#1-6 (April-September, 2005) - David Hine (writer), Michael Gaydos (penciler/inker), Jennifer Lee (editor)


Last updated: 07/21/08

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