HAROLD DRIVER

Real Name: Harold Driver

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: FBI agent

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsTurk Barrett, Mr. Davis, Angela Del Toro, Henry Dobbs, Milla Donovan

EnemiesMr. Anad, Bullseye, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Waldo Dini, Richard Fisk, Vanessa Fisk, Riley Jenkins, Kingpin, Dean Martini, Sano Orii, Owl, Samuel Sanchez, Sammy Silke, Frank Sloane, Sykes, Typhoid Mary

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil II#31 (April, 2002); (identified) Daredevil II#32 (May, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Harold Driver was a trained FBI agent.

History:

(Daredevil II#31) – Agents Driver and Dobbs received Sammy Silke, a known mobster, who came to them for protection. Though he wanted a deal with them, they refused unless he gave them information. Though Silke refused to give up his father, he did spill that Daredevil is really Matt Murdock.

(Daredevil II#32 (fb)) – Silke shared how he, Richard Fisk, Dean Martini, Frank Sloane, and Samuel Sanchez had tried assassinating the Kingpin, but that they’d failed.

(Daredevil II#32 (fb) – BTS) – Driver and Dobbs learned that Fisk, Martini, Sloane, and Sanchez had been professionally murdered, and suspected Vanessa Fisk and Waldo Dini. They also investigated the complex Murdock/Daredevil/Kingpin connection.

(Daredevil II#32) – Driver and Dobbs met Davis, who was still in his pajamas, at 3 am and explained all they’d learned. Davis ordered them to keep the information quiet and to incarcerate Silke.

(Daredevil II#33 (fb)) – Driver and Dobbs settled the bet they’d made on Davis’ reaction, Dodd collecting cause he’d won. Davis invited Dodd to breakfast, but Dodd had to go home to see the wife. Driver checked in on Dodd the next day.

(Daredevil II#45) –The FBI, led by Agent Harold Driver, rushed into the Owl’s warehouse in a raid. The lawyer, Mr. Anad tried stepping up, but Driver silenced him. Driver questioned the Owl, explaining that another dealer, Riley Jenkins, had been killed and that Owl was the primary suspect. Driver sarcastically told Anad that Kingpin had been much smarter about his business, then recognized Dr. Sykes, a doctor known for tending to criminals. They told the men that Sammy Silke, who’d been under their protection, had been murdered, shocking Anad and Sykes. Driver sarcastically offered Anad the same protection. Owl then leapt up and attacked the agents. Driver was knocked down, firing his gun. Owl tried running for it but Daredevil defeated the Owl with a series of punches as the FBI watched. Driver chose to let Murdock go, and wished he’d warned Daredevil that he’d heard the Kingpin was back.

(Daredevil II#47) – Driver took agents with him when he heard that the Kingpin was making a play for his old territory. He entered Josie’s Bar, where Fisk was receiving a payment, and taunted Fisk with all he had lost and even challenging him to have enough guts to commit suicide. Fisk offered Driver a disk of incriminating evidence against the Owl, but Driver didn’t take it, not willing to take a gift. Fisk then told Driver that he was ungrateful and that he didn’t realize that men like Fisk were necessary to keep the city up and running. An angry Turk Barrett then rushed in with a weapon to kill Fisk and Driver saw him arrested. Driver left, promising to get Fisk, and noticing Typhoid Mary standing nearby.

(Daredevil II#48) – Later, Driver approached Murdock after hearing about Typhoid Mary attacking him. He recognized Murdock’s techniques of healing as they discussed the FBI investigation into the Kingpin. He wanted to question Murdock’s new girlfriend, Milla Donovan, but Matt dissuaded him. Driver told him that Typhoid Mary had been arrested and Jessica Jones was okay, then thought about pushing issues until Murdock revealed he was willing to pursue the professional relationship Driver was hoping for.

(Daredevil II#49) – Driver received a call from a panicky Milla, who told him that Bullseye and Daredevil were battling in the street. Driver arrived to see Bullseye savagely beaten. He took him into custody, knowing that this would give him major credit with his boss.

(Daredevil II#59 (fb) – BTS) – After Daredevil took down the Kingpin, Driver got chewed out by his bosses. He began to trust Daredevil less and was put in charge of the team investigating Daredevil.

(Daredevil II#56 (fb)) – Nearly a year later, Driver was still monitoring Murdock. From their surveillance van, Driver told him men to stay calm when Murdock walked too close.

(Daredevil II#57 (fb)) – Driver saw Murdock get attacked by 100 Yakuza men, led by Sano Orii, and called for backup. Three minutes later, the FBI rushed in to make arrests, but Murdock was nowhere to be found.

(Daredevil II#58) – Agents Driver and Del Toro questioned Sano, but he claimed to have been peaceably leaving a dinner when a man attacked him. The agents grew frustrated and promised to charge Orii with a concealed weapon charge at least. Before leaving, Driver insulted Orii, claiming that he was a disgrace to his father and his name.

(Daredevil II#59) – Driver and Del Toro watched as Orii and the others were let free, and Driver was highly annoyed. He and Del Toro were only recently assigned as partners and still getting to know each other. Del Toro wondered why they didn’t go to Daredevil for help, but Driver said no and that he expected the Yakuza to just back off now. Just then a van pulled up and opened fire on them, hitting Driver with several shots. As Del Toro leapt out of the car, it exploded, killing Driver.

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Harold Driver has no known connections to


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Daredevil II#32, p3, pan1


Appearances:
Daredevil II#31-33 (October-December, 2002) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (penciler/inker), Stuart Moore (editor)
Daredevil II#45, 47-49 (May, July-September, 2003) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (penciler/inker), Kelly Lamy (editor)
Daredevil II#56-59 (March-June, 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (penciler/inker), Stuart Moore (editor)


Last updated: 12/10/07

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