LYNN

Real Name: Lynn (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Housing commission worker

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsBob Cumeo, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Milla Donovan, Doris, Archie Meyers, Jennifer Norton

Enemies"Demon Baby", Jester (Jonathan Powers), Lawrence

Known RelativesDaughter (name unrevealed)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil II#71 (May, 2005); (identified) Daredevil II#74 (August, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: None.

History:

(Daredevil II#74 (fb) - BTS) - Single parent Lynn took a job at the Hell's Kitchen Housing Commission, where she worked for a year with a blind woman named Milla Donovan. Uncomfortable around handicapped people, Lynn never got to know Milla until Milla helped save Lynn's job after Lynn made an accounting mistake. They went out to lunch together several times per week after that, confiding in each other, and Milla listened to Lynn's stories about her daughter. Milla started dating a man she couldn't talk about.

(Daredevil II#74 (fb)) - After months of keeping it a secret, Milla told Lynn that she was dating Matt Murdock, and Lynn was shocked. Milla told Lynn about their plans to use Matt's money to build the new library they'd been fighting for, and denied that Matt was the kingpin. Milla then told Lynn that she was planning on marrying Matt, and asked Lynn to stand in at their ceremony. Lynn was shocked at all this news, but agreed.

(Daredevil II#74 (fb)) - In their simple wedding ceremony, Foggy Nelson and Lynn stood by as the witnesses for Matt Murdock and Milla Donovan.

(Daredevil II#56 (fb) - BTS) - Founding a neighborhood program and putting Milla in charge, Matt saw buildings salvaged and a new library built, much of the money being matched by the mayor. Matt and Milla lived happily for a time, and Matt was even invited to run for mayor.

(Daredevil II#74 (fb)) - While at work, Lynn got a call that her daughter was being held hostage by the Jester (Jonathon Powers). Milla called Matt for help, then took Lynn home, comforting her for hours while Lynn frantically searched for news about her daughter's situation. Finally Daredevil brought the daughter home. Lynn, not knowing what to do, offered her daughter comfort, but her daughter simply said she needed quiet time in her room. Lynn later delivered her tea and found her daughter dead, having slit her own wrists and cut out her own eyes after drawing a picture of an evil demon baby.

(Daredevil II#74 (fb) - BTS) - In deep mourning, Lynn quit her job and tried to figure out the meaning of the drawing. She wondered if her daughter had been trying to draw Daredevil.  

(Daredevil II#71 (fb) - BTS) - Reverend Bob Cumeo decided to hold a support group for residents of Hell's Kitchen at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday nights. He titled it the Devil Among Us, hoping to get people talking about the recent problems Daredevil had been causing in the city.

(Daredevil II#71) - At the first support group meeting, several attended, including Archie Meyers, Jennifer Norton, Doris, Lawrence, and Lynn. Bob opened the discussion as Lawrence commented on how crowded it was getting and Archie commented on Daredevil's arrogance. A blond woman recounted her story on how Daredevil had changed her life after she'd seen him declare a ban on all crime, calling himself the new kingpin. Doris asked if Daredevil really was Matt Murdock as the tabloids and the girl stated that she wasn't sure. After she told her story, two of the support group left as the others asked questions. Archie felt that the costume represented nothing while Doris struggled to understand why he'd dress as a devil. Lawrence shocked them all by claiming he knew Daredevil's secrets.

(Daredevil II#72) - Lawrence refused to share Murdock's secrets as he'd then expose his own, and he laughed madly as he taunted Archie into revealing his own secrets, but Archie remained quiet.

(Daredevil II#73) - Soon, Jennifer Norton, holding a cross, introduced herself and explained that her husband was in prison for the murder of several women. Bob asked her if she'd had any sign that her husband was a murderer and Doris demanded Jennifer answer, so she explained that she'd seen a demonic baby whisper in her husband's ear one night. Doris furiously attacked Jennifer, slapping her and explaining that Jennifer's husband had attacked Doris on the night he was beaten by Daredevil. Doris, horrified that Jennifer would claim a demon was responsible for her husband's actions, continued screaming, but Jennifer said it was true. They all started yelling as Lawrence smugly watched until Lynn pulled out a drawing of the baby from her purse.

(Daredevil II#74) - Lynn claimed she'd been at the wedding of Matt Murdock and Milla Donovan and shared more of her story, though Archie was truly freaked out by the demon baby and Lawrence only watched smugly. She explained that her daughter had been held hostage by the Jester (Jonathan Powers), who Lawrence identified easily, and that later her daughter had committed suicide after drawing this picture. Lynn helplessly asked Bob for help when Lawrence started laughing hysterically and told everyone that they should be afraid of Daredevil, who was sitting in the room as Matt Murdock.

(Daredevil II#75) - Murdock identified himself, shocking everyone, and he demanded that Lawrence stay in his seat or Murdock would hurt him. Murdock let anyone leave who wanted to, and one old man did, as Murdock explained that they all deserved the answers to their questions. He explained that Lawrence had been responsible for summoning the baby initially and had now been possessed by it. Lynn threatened to kill Lawrence, but Matt held her back while Lawrence ran from the room. Murdock pursued him, asking the others to wait, and they did so over the following 45 minutes. Bob denied the existence of demons, but Murdock returned, explaining that you have to believe in demons if you believe in angels. Murdock explained that they should all have closure now and Archie wanted to know why he'd shared his secrets. Murdock told them that they deserved to know answers and that they should be prepared to be questioned by the FBI. He explained that he was only trying to make the city a better place to live and then left.

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Lynn has no known connections to


Lynn's daughter

(Daredevil II#74 (fb) - BTS) - The single teenaged daughter of Lynn entered a bank when Jester held it hostage.

(Daredevil II#75 (fb)) - Daredevil (Matt Murdock) rushed in and fought Jester off, allowing all the hostages to escape, but Jester held a knife to the throat of the girl. Just when she thought she was going to die, Jester fell to his knees and vomited up a demonic baby, horrifying the girl. It crawled toward her, seeking to possess her, but Daredevil knocked it aside.

(Daredevil II#74 (fb)) - Daredevil took the girl home, where Lynn and Milla Donovan met her. She simply rushed off to her room, needing quiet time, she said.

(Daredevil II#74 (fb) - BTS) - After drawing a picture of the demonic baby, the girl gouged out her own eyes and slit her wrists, killing herself. Her mother found her minutes later.

--Daredevil II#74 (Daredevil II#74 (fb) - BTS, 75 (fb), 74 (fb), 74 (fb) - BTS




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Daredevil II#74, p10, pan5 (main)

p5, pan2 (2nd)
p17, pan3 (daughter)


Appearances:
Daredevil II#71-75 (May-September, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (penciler/inker), Axel Alonso (editor)


Last updated: 01/01/08

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