ECHO

Real Name: Maya Lopez

Identity/Class: Human (Native American, Cheyenne)

Occupation: Adventurer; former operative of Kingpin, playwright, dancer, performance artist

Group Membership: Daughters of Liberty (Sharon Carter, Dryad/Peggy Carter, Gladiatrix, Dr. Toni Ho, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Misty Knight/Mercedes Knight, Mockingbird/Barbara Morse, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, White Tiger/Ava Ayala); formerly Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange, Hawkeye/Ronin/Clint Barton, Iron Fist/Daniel Rand, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Mockingbird/Barbara Morse, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)

Affiliations: Paul Anselm, Avengers (Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Luke Cage, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Spider-Man/Peter Parker), Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Blind Al, Danielle Cage, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Mrs. Deaner, Defenders (Luke Cage, Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Iron Fist/Daniel Rand, Jessica Jones), Elektra, Eric, Garland, Hazmat (Jennifer Takeda), Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Invaders (Bucky/James Barnes, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Human Torch/Jim Hammond, Sub-Mariner/Namor McKenzie, Toro/Thomas Raymond, Vision/Aarkus), Edwin Jarvis, Jessica Jones, Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder), Misty Knight (Mercedes Knight), Buck Lime, Mighty Avengers (Ares, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Sentry/Bob Reynolds, "Spider-Woman"/Veranke, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne), Moon Knight (Marc Spector), Night Nurse, Monica Rambeau, Rogue (Anna Marie), Ripley Ryan, Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna O'Hara), Som, Tigra (Greer Nelson), White Tiger (Ava Ayala), Colleen Wing, Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett), Wong, Zabu;
formerly Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)

Enemies: Beast of the Hand, Count Nefaria (Luchino Nefaria), Diamondback (Willis Stryker), D'Spayre, Fixer (Paul Norbert Ebersol), the Hand, Hiroim, Hood's Army (Answer/Aaron Nicholson, Blackout (Linin), Blood Brother, Brothers Grimm/Percy & Barton Grimes, Bulldozer/Henry Camp, Bushwacker/Carl Burbank, Centurius/Noah Black, Chemistro/Calvin Carr, Corruptor/Jackson Day, Crossfire/William Cross, Cutthroat/Daniel Leighton, Deathwatch/Stephen Lords, Doctor Demonicus/Douglas Birely, Griffin/Johnny Horton, the Hood/Parker Robbins, Jigsaw/Billy Russo, Living Laser/Arthur Parks, Madame Masque/Giuletta Nefaria, Mandrill/Jerome Beechman, Piledriver/Brian Calusky, Purple Man/Zebediah Killgrave, Razor-Fist/Douglas Scott, Scarecrow/Ebenezer Laughton, Shockwave/Lancaster Sneed, Slug/Ulysses X. Lugman, Thunderball/Eliot Franklin, Vermin/Edward Whelan, Wizard, Wrecker/Dirk Garthwait), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Hydra, Elloe Kaifi, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Klaw (Ulysses Klaw), Madame Hydra (Ophelia Sarkissian), Madame Masque, Metal-Men, Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Munition Militia (Ammo, Black Powder, Steeljacket, Slug/Simon Slugansky, Tracer), Night Shift (Digger/Roderick Krupp, Dansen Macabre, Needle/Josef Saint, Tick-Tock), Nuclear Man (Mahkizmo), Silver Samurai (Kenuichio Harada), Skrulls, Snapdragon (Sheoke Sanada), Titania (Mary MacPherran), Yakuza

Known Relatives: William "Crazy Horse" Lincoln (father, deceased), Ms. Lopez (mother)

Aliases: Ronin, Crazyhorse

Base of Operations: New York City, New York; formerly Japan

First Appearance: (As Maya Lopez) Daredevil II#9 (July, 1999); (as Echo) Daredevil II#10 (August, 1999); (as Ronin) New Avengers I#11 (November, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: Echo possesses photographic reflexes, much like Taskmaster and Finesse, and is capable of perfectly duplicating any physical movement or action she sees with perfection after watching it only once. Echo is an Olympic-level athlete in peak physical shape. Among the skills Echo has learned by watching are piloting a plane, classical piano performance, ninja fighting skills, martial arts, dancing in various genres, marksmanship, proficiency in multiple types of weapons, and she has specifically studied the fighting moves of Daredevil, Battlin' Jack Murdock, and Bullseye extensively. Though deaf, Echo is an expert lip reader, and speaks both American and Indian Sign Language; being deaf has made her immune from villains who used sound or voice based attacks. She has used billy clubs, hand guns, ninja stars, tranquilizers, nunchukus, a battle staff with a Vibranium strip in it, swords, and other weapons. Echo has died and been brought back to life at least twice. She has also been subjected to mind control by the Hand, and once to Sakaarian obedience discs. She was briefly changed into a symbiote form when the symbiote bomb went off. There have been several battles that Echo has won specifically because she was deaf, and every other hero was affected by some sort of sound corruption.

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:
(Daredevil II#10 (fb) - BTS) - A man who called himself Crazy Horse became business partners with Wilson Fisk. He moved to New York and fathered a child, Maya Lopez.

(Daredevil II#52 (fb) ) - Maya was non-responsive as a baby and rarely made sounds, causing the doctors to think she was mentally challenged for a time. Maya's mother, unable to handle Crazy Horse's life of crime, left early in Maya's life.

(Daredevil II#51 (fb) - BTS) - Maya learned to communicate by drawing pictures. She never knew her mother. She took to playing the piano early on. After going to a special school, she learned to read lips and sign language. She asked her father questions constantly, even as other children saw her as mentally challenged. Crazy Horse sometimes took Maya to the reservation, where she interacted with other Native Americans. A shaman taught her Native Sign Language, and told her it was her calling to be a storyteller.

(Daredevil II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Crazy Horse took Maya to a small park frequently, and she loved her time with him there.

(Daredevil II#52 (fb) ) - Crazy Horse told Maya his real name was Willie Lincoln, and he told her many stories from her heritage.

(Daredevil II#54 (fb) - BTS) - Maya heard Crazy Horse tell a story about a man having two dogs inside of himself, one good and one evil, and he had to choose which one to feed.

(Daredevil II#53 (fb) - BTS) - Wilson Fisk killed Crazy Horse.

(Daredevil II#10 (fb) - BTS) - Crazy Horse was murdered. Young Maya was at his side and he left a bloody handprint on her face as he died.

(Daredevil II#51 (fb) - BTS) - Maya was 9 years old when her father died.

(Daredevil II#9 (fb) - BTS) - After the death of her father, Maya was sent to a private school by Fisk. When her teacher Mrs. Deaner took the class to hear a classical pianist, Maya was able to replicate the man's music on the first try, so Fisk sent her to a school for prodigies instead. They realized she could mimic physical movement exactly if she saw it once.

(Daredevil II#11 (fb) - BTS) - Maya was placed in the Special Olympics and she won three times before they realized she should be performing with regular athletes.

(Daredevil II#9 (fb) - BTS) - Maya began performing regularly. She loved watching Gene Kelly movies before dance performances.

(New Avengers II#13 (fb) - BTS) - Maya trained with a sensei, who helped teach her about the history of the Hand in Japan.

(Daredevil II#10 (fb) - BTS) - Maya wrote a complex play in three acts for herself to dance to.

(Daredevil II#9) - Maya, having studied Liberace before her performance, played for an adoring crowd, including Fisk. Later, Maya, using the name Crazyhorse, won a boxing match. Fisk called Maya in for a meeting, telling her that her father would be so proud of her performances. After taking a call, he told her that he needed a favor.

(Daredevil II#10 (fb) - BTS) - Fisk told Maya that an attorney named Matt Murdock, a good man, believed that Fisk was bad. He asked Maya to speak to Murdock on his behalf.

(Daredevil II#10) - Maya went to visit Murdock. At his office, she briefly met Foggy Nelson and Matt (who was in a bathrobe), tinkered on his piano, saw a body outline on the floor from a recent murder, then invited Matt to her performance the following night, on behalf of Wilson Fisk. While rehearsing dance later, Fisk dropped by, and she asked him to tell her about her father again. Fisk told her that her father had sacrificed himself to save Fisk's life twenty years before, and that Daredevil was responsible for Crazy Horse's murder. He pulled out a gun and gave it to Maya, telling her that Daredevil had recently left it in his office, and that it was the gun used to kill her father. Fisk left a video of Daredevil fighting Bullseye behind, inviting her to study the hero's fighting style. Maya scrapped the play she had written and rewrote one about Native American myths, using stories from her childhood. She called it Echo, and performed that night with a white handprint on her face. She planned to go after Daredevil the next day as Echo.

(Daredevil II#11) - Echo studied the Daredevil/Bullseye tape as well as other fighting styles (including Battlin' Jack Murdock), and she prepared to go after Daredevil. Later, she met Matt Murdock for coffee and they talked for hours; she spoke warmly of Fisk. They walked in the park, had dinner together, and saw a movie before they ended up kissing. After going to a jazz club, they promised each other a second date. That night, Maya put on a costume, including a white handprint on her face, and she attacked Daredevil, using ninja stars and billy clubs against the hero. Echo then pulled out the gun Kingpin had given her.

(Daredevil II#12) - Echo and Daredevil battled across the rooftops.

(Daredevil II#13) - When civilians surrounded the fight, Echo chose to leave the wounded Daredevil behind. Echo later returned the movies to the video store. Later, on the news, she saw that the Kingpin had been shot, and she saw Daredevil holding a gun, vowing she'd go after him.

(Daredevil II#14) - Maya met with Matt in a park where she spent time as a child. She said she had family matters to take care of and that she hoped to see him again. Echo later attacked Daredevil, after tranquilizing the Black Widow. Daredevil defeated Echo with ease after knocking out the lights, then he rushed to get Widow help. Grieving, Maya set fire to the playground she loved.

(Daredevil II#15) - Daredevil rushed to the scene of the fire and he realized that the smoke as well as the noise of the city were dulling his senses, evening the fight against Echo as she'd planned. When she saw his familiar wounds, Echo realized Daredevil was Murdock and swiftly realized that he couldn't have killed her father as he wasn't old enough. Taking the gun, Maya found Kingpin, wounded but still alive, in a boxing ring. Maya shot him, an injury which ended up temporarily blinding the Kingpin, then she left town on an airplane.

(Daredevil II#51 (fb) ) - Maya traveled the world, going to museums and renewing her interest in art.

(Daredevil II#52) - Maya returned to visit Daredevil, but he told her it was best if she stayed out of town. Maya wanted to try things again with Matt, but he said he was with someone else now (Milla Donovan). Frustrated, Maya left him alone on the rooftops. Maya went to see Fisk in prison.

(Daredevil II#53) - Fisk stated that he cared for Maya in his own way, though he had manipulated her and killed her father. Maya simply walked out. After trying out self-portraits for a time, Maya returned to the reservation, where the medicine man she knew as a child sent her on a vision quest. On her four-day quest, she saw animals (wild dogs, a rabbit, an owl) and a thunderstorm before Wolverine walked into her path.

(Daredevil II#54) - Echo briefly sparred with Wolverine before the two sat down to talk.

(Daredevil II#55) - Wolverine helped Echo remember the story of the two dogs. She left her vision quest feeling free and reported back to the medicine man.

(Daredevil II#55 - BTS) - Echo opened new shows in New York, telling the stories of her childhood through dance and music. One was called "Parts of a Hole", the other "the Echo Story".

(Daredevil II#55) - Echo saw Matt, who told her he had seen one of her shows. She kissed him goodbye.

(New Avengers I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Echo spent time learning about the Yakuza and the Hand, working with Daredevil a bit.

(New Avengers I#11 (fb) ) - At Daredevil's recommendation, Captain America (ignoring his reservations about Maya's former connections to the Kingpin) recruited Echo to look into the Silver Samurai's relationship with the Yakuza and the Hand. Echo chose to disguise herself as the Ronin, a male warrior identity formerly used by Clint Barton, Hawkeye. Ronin spent days gathering intel.

(New Avengers II#27 (fb) - BTS) - Echo partially built her Ronin identity by following Daredevil's example, honored that he had thought so highly of her as to recommend her to Captain America. She established herself as a vapid party girl in the Tokyo night life scene, and disguised herself as Ronin, a mysterious man that no one could place, during her heroic adventures.

(New Avengers I#28 (fb) - BTS) - Ronin developed a reputation as "the scourge of the Japanese underworld".

(New Avengers I#11) - In Osaka, Japan, Ronin savagely fought criminals, using nunchukus, and demanded intel. Ronin infiltrated the Yashida citadel, and saw Hydra and Madame Hydra meeting with the Silver Samurai. After a savage battle with the Hand, Ronin went to Stark Enterprises in Osaka to reach out to the outlaw Avengers (Captain America, Luke Cage, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman) for help. After apologizing for failing them, Ronin was hit by multiple weapons from behind when the Hand attacked.

(New Avengers I#12) - After they got Edwin Jarvis to safety, the Avengers did battle with the Hand, with the wounded Ronin helping them. After the Hand retreated, the team defeated Madame Hydra, then Silver Samurai stood before them.

(New Avengers I#13) - After settling affairs with Silver Samurai in Osaka, the Avengers took Madame Hydra and Ronin aboard their ship to go home. After the others questioned Ronin about her true identity (and she couldn't respond to Spider-Man, unable to read his lips behind his mask), they saw Madame Hydra dramatically escape from an airlock; Ronin was able to fly the ship safely, having watched Iron Man do it before. Back in New York, Ronin unmasked as Echo before Iron Man, and she vowed to use her assets and energy to keep things safe in Japan. The Avengers told her to call if she ever needed them.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 - BTS) - Echo was considered a potential Initiative recruit by Tony Stark.

(New Avengers I#27 (fb) - BTS) - Ronin continued fighting crime and gathering intel in Japan while a super hero civil war broke out in New York. As Captain America and Iron Man warred on opposite sides, Ronin found herself forgotten by the Avengers. She wrote a letter to Daredevil in case she was ever killed, and she wanted him to avenge her if the Hand tried resurrecting her.

(New Avengers I#27) - Ronin fought the Hand, but Elektra overpowered and killed her with a Sai to the chest. Elektra then brought Echo back to life, using the Hand's demon, the Beast, to power the spell, hoping to turn her to their cause. The Avengers (Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Ronin (Hawkeye), Iron Fist, Wolverine, Spider-Woman) soon arrived and saved Echo.

(New Avengers I#28) - The Avengers discovered Echo had been poisoned then went to Clan Yashida, where Silver Samurai was shocked to learn that Ronin was a woman. As Doctor Strange tried to stabilize Echo, Elektra and the Hand attacked.

(New Avengers I#29) - With Echo held by Elektra, the Avengers struggled against the forces of Elektra and the Hand.

(New Avengers I#30) - The Avengers continued their battle with the Hand as Elektra took control of Echo, turning her against the Avengers.

(New Avengers I#31) - Echo continued fighting for Elektra until Strange freed her mind with a spell. The Hand kept attacking until Echo killed Elektra with a sword through the chest. Elektra then reverted to a Skrull form, shocking everyone there.

(Daredevil II#112 (fb) ) - Echo and the Avengers were watched by a member of the Hand while standing over the Skrull Elektra's corpse.

(New Avengers I#32) - The Avengers flew home to New York City with Echo as they discussed the threat of the Skrulls. The plane lost power and Wolverine tossed Spider-Woman out of the plane because she cuold fly. Echo and the others survived the plane crash, but Spider-Woman took the Skrull corpse with her (to Iron Man's Avengers team...an elaborate scheme of Spider-Woman aka. Skrull Queen Veranke).

(New Avengers I#33) - Echo interacted with the Avengers as they discussed the Skrulls and other recent threats they had faced. Back at the Sanctum Sanctorum, she met Wong, Jessica Jones, and Danielle Cage, then she gave Hawkeye the Ronin identity, saying she didn't need it anymore.

(New Avengers I#34) - Echo continued interacting with the Avengers at the Sanctum Sanctorum, as they discussed the Skrull threat. Doctor Strange cast a spell to show each person as the true selves they saw themselves as, to prove they weren't Skrulls, and Echo had a vision of herself as Daredevil, revealing he was her motivation for being a hero. The team approached Avengers Tower and found symbiotes in the streets.

(New Avengers I#36/Mighty Avengers I#8) - Echo and the other Avengers were briefly changed into symbiotes due to a symbiote bomb that had gone off. After a battle with the Mighty Avengers (Ares, Black Widow, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Sentry, "Spider-Woman", Wasp), who were pro-registration in the Civil War, the bomb's effects were reversed and Echo and the others cured.

(New Avengers I#36) - After the team tracked down the Hood and his army, who had liberated a Deathlok cyborg, the Avengers attacked, and Doctor Strange cast a spell to make it look as if more heroes were there.

(New Avengers I#37) - Echo and the Avengers battled the Hood's army, with Echo focusing mostly on Madame Masque. They left the villains for the police, but the bad guys soon escaped.

(New Warriors IV#2) - Echo and the Avengers saw footage of the new New Warriors team.

(World War Hulk I#2) - When the Hulk and his forces attacked the city, Echo and the Avengers discussed methods of killing the monster, and Doctor Strange began putting spells together.

(World War Hulk I#3) - When Elloe and Hiroim attacked the Sanctum Sanctorum, Echo, Ronin, and Iron Fist fought back, but they were swiftly defeated and briefly controlled by obedience discs.

(World War Hulk Aftersmash: Damage Control#2) - Echo was one of the heroes who saw Damage Control arrive to clean up the streets after the Hulk battle.

(Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way#1/6) - Echo and the outlaw Avengers heard Spider-Woman and Iron Fist arguing in the next room.

(New Avengers Annual I#2) - The Avengers returned to the Sanctum Sanctorum and Night Nurse tended to Echo's wounded arm. The Hood's army attacked, and during the fight, Echo was hit hard by Griffin. In the end, Doctor Strange defeated the villains and healed the heroes (including Tigra, who had joined the fight) with spells.

(New Avengers I#38) - Iron Fist provided a new headquarters for the Avengers in an apartment building he owned, in a space formerly occupied by the Leader.

(New Avengers I#39) - After discussing Skrulls with Wolverine, Echo went out patrolling and met with Daredevil, but quickly realized it was a Skrull. Echo savagely attacked, and Wolverine joined her in the battle. The Skrull, demonstrating several super powers, fought savagely before escaping. Wolverine surmised that the Skrull had been there to try and replace Echo on the team. Back at base, after a conversation with Hawkeye about her place on the team, Echo and Hawkeye slept together.

(Avengers/Invaders#2) - Spider-Man informed Echo and the outlaw Avengers that the Mighty Avengers had apprehended and imprisoned a team of time-travelling Invaders, who had arrived in the present coming from World War II. The outlaw Avengers were determined to free them.

(Avengers/Invaders#4) - While the outlaw Avengers confronted the Mighty Avengers to free the time-travelling Invaders, Echo remained with Doctor Strange, and he realized that the Cosmic Cube was being used to alter history. Aarkus the Vision revealed himself to Doctor Strange and Echo.

(Avengers/Invaders#5) - The outlaw Avengers returned, having freed half of the Invaders team (including Toro, Bucky, and Human Torch), and Doctor Strange, with Echo, told them about the dangers to the timestream.

(Avengers/Invaders#6) - Echo, the outlaw Avengers, and the liberated Invaders sought out a soldier from WWII that had been brought to the present, Paul Anselm, who was in an apartment with the present-day version of himself. Doctor Strange inquired about the Cosmic Cube.

(Avengers/Invaders#7) - In the tunnels under Manhattan, Echo saw Anselm, Toro, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Bucky, Ronin, and Wolverine contained by the demon D'Spayre, who was holding the Cosmic Cube, but she remained hidden, unaffected by the demon as she couldn't hear his words.

(Avengers/Invaders#8) - Echo leapt down and seized the Cosmic Cube from D'Spayre, and Doctor Strange used it to defeat him. Aarkus the Vision revealed he was there to aid the Cosmic Cube. Echo and the others rejoined the other Avengers, and a group of them ended up getting sent to the past.

(Young Avengers Presents#6) - Maya was reading a book at the Avengers' current apartment headquarter while Spider-Man and Luke Cage were playing video games.

(Secret Invasion#1) - When a Skrull ship crashed in the Savage Land, Spider-Woman called in the outlaw Avengers, including Echo, for help. The outlaw Avengers stole a Quinjet from Avengers Tower, then traveled to the Savage Land, where their ship crashed due to a dinosaur fight. The Mighty Avengers showed up to arrest the outlaw Avengers and a fight nearly broke out as they wondered who was a Skrull. Edwin Jarvis revealed himself as a Skrull and made Iron Man's armor malfunction. A ship opened up seemingly containing a few dozen heroes, many from different eras, and the Avengers automatically wondered which of them were Skrulls.

(Secret Invasion#2) - Echo and the two teams of Avengers battled the Skrull heroes, with a few of them being exposed as Skrulls officially.

(Secret Invasion#3) - In the Savage Land, Spider-Woman revealed herself as a Skrull and attacked, leaving Echo unconscious.

(Secret Invasion#5) - After being scattered, the two Avengers teams reunited with Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, and Zabu, as they still struggled to know which of the other heroes were Skrulls.

(Secret Invasion#6) - The Avengers teams gathered and escaped the Savage Land in a Quinjet. Back in New York, they found the Skrulls had invaded, and joined with other heroes and even the Hood's army to repel the aliens.

(Secret Invasion#8) - With the other heroes, Echo saw the Skrull conflict end, though Wasp was seemingly lost in battle. Several heroes, who were captives of the Skrulls, returned to Earth from captivity.

(New Avengers I#48) - Echo was present during the Skrull battle aftermath, and she saw Hawkeye reunited with his former wife, Mockingbird.

(Heroic Age: Heroes#1 - BTS) - Captain America wrote about Echo in his field report on various heroes and villains.

(New Avengers II#7) - Echo was annoyed when Jessica Jones and Luke Cage contacted her to see if she wanted to be the nanny for their daughter Danielle.

(Moon Knight VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - Echo went undercover in California, infiltrating a criminal organization run by Count Nefaria by getting a job as a stripper working for Snapdragon.

(Moon Knight VI#2) - As Snapdragon gave a speech to all the new strippers, Moon Knight entered the room dressed as Spider-Man and attacked, but he was shot and defeated. Echo broke her cover to knock Snapdragon aside and get Moon Knight to safety.

(Moon Knight VI#3) - Marc Spector (Moon Knight) called and asked Echo to meet him, and against her better judgment, she considered it, though she worried he was crazy.

(Moon Knight VI#4) - Echo called Avengers Mansion and asked Ms. Marvel for information on Moon Knight, wondering if he was crazy; Ms. Marvel said that Captain America vouched for Moon Knight himself. Against her better judgment, Echo went to meet Moon Knight, but they were quickly approached by the Night Shift (Tick-Tock, Dansen Macabre, Digger, Needle) and a fight broke out. Echo took a gun from Tick-Tock and shot Dansen Macabre to save Moon Knight. After Echo knocked out the Needle, she and Moon Knight saw the police surround them.

(Moon Knight VI#5) - As Moon Knight rushed from the police, Echo tried surrendering, but one of the cops tased her. Echo fought her way free and stole a cop car to escape. Moon Knight joined her and she was initially angry with him for leaving her, but he helped her realize the Night Shift had been after her. After they ditched the car, Moon Knight kissed Echo, and she angrily punched him for it.

(Moon Knight VI#6) - Echo showed up at Spector's home, finding he lived in a giant mansion by himself. After she apologized for punching him, she admitted the kiss hadn't been unwelcome, and she offered to team up with him if he let her stay there. Atfer returning from the shower, she found the Avengers (Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Widow) there, seeking to retrieve an Ultron head that Marc had acquired. Moon Knight told the Avengers he was going after a local kingpin, and he had it under control.

(Moon Knight VI#7) - To expose the head of the criminal organization, Moon Knight triggered a fight with Snapdragon and her boss, Count Nefaria. Echo watched from afar and realized that Moon Knight talked to himself and heard voices.

(Moon Knight VI#8) - Echo joined Moon Knight and met his aide, Buck Lime, who put a Vibranium strip in her battle staff, allowing her to destroy things when she hit them. Echo and Moon Knight disrupted several of Count Nefaria's headquarters, burning his money and defeating his men. After Echo kissed Moon Knight, Nefaria himself attacked.

(Moon Knight VI#9) - Despite recognizing they were way out of their league, Moon Knight and Echo battled Count Nefaria, with Echo using her staff against him. Echo was instantly killed when Count Nefaria hit her with a laser blast that went clean through her abdomen.

(Moon Knight VI#10) - Echo lay dead in the streets as Moon Knight finished his fight with Count Nefaria. Later, during Echo's autopsy, Madame Masque broke in and stole her Vibranium staff.

(Deadpool IV#45/8) - At a roast for Deadpool, Echo (back to life, see comments) was seated next to Blind Al.

SECRET WARS III HAPPENED

(Daredevil Annual IV#1) - In Hell's Kitchen, Maya went to a rock concert with Eric, where they heard Garland play, but as the rock musician hit the keyboard, everyone in the crowd transformed into mindless sound zombies, but Echo wasn't affected. Realizing the sound plague was spreading, she rushed out and called out for Daredevil, who soon revealed himself, then she quickly put headphones on his ears to stop him from being transformed. Assuming the villain behind it all was Klaw, Daredevil and Echo followed the crowd of zombies, going to the headquarters of the Emergency Broadcast System. There, Echo replicated the song she'd seen Garland play, and machinery created a counter-frequency to Klaw, releasing all of the zombies just as Daredevil had succumbed. Echo's abilities saved the city.

(Daredevil V#21 (fb) - BTS) - Daredevil recruited Echo to help him and Luke Cage take down a villainous gang. Echo spent time learning Daredevil's fighting style.

(Daredevil V#21) - Echo, Daredevil, and Luke Cage battled the Munition Militia (Ammo, Black Powder, Steeljacket, Tracer), but their fifth member, Slug (Simon Slugansky) had set a bomb downtown that the heroes only narrowly stopped from exploding.

(Defenders V#9) - Echo joined other heroines, including Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, White Tiger, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Black Cat, and Elektra, in aiding the Defenders (Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Daredevil) in taking down Diamondback, Fixer, Moonstone, and Titania.

(Defenders V#10) - Echo showed up with the Defenders and other heroes to help fight the Hood's gang.

(Daredevil I#599) - Daredevil assembled Echo, Moon Knight, Misty Knight, Spider-Man, and the Defenders for help with taking down the Kingpin, who'd been elected mayor.

(Daredevil I#600) - Echo and the other heroes attacked some of the Kingpin's criminal assets.

(Daredevil I#601) - The heroes, including Echo, were apprehended and held at Ryker's Island, but Matt Murdock soon had them freed as they learned he was the new mayor, that the Kingpin had been badly wounded, and that the Hand had invaded the city.

(Daredevil I#602) - Echo and the other heroes fought against the Hand.

(Captain Marvel X#2 (fb) - BTS) - When Nuclear Man attacked New York City, he created a portal behind which a few civilians and heroes became trapped in, including Echo, who had a new costume and a sword. Echo teamed with Hazmat and Spider-Woman, as well as Som, the only man known to have escaped Nuclear Man's base at his citadel. They formed a bunker base for all the women refugees and spent weeks fighting off Nuclear Man and rescuing civilians. In raids on the citadel, Echo discovered that armored men, called Metal-Men, were there as guards, and she worried that her own powers and will were being sapped, a concern the other heroes shared.

(Captain Marvel X#2) - Echo, Spider-Woman, and Hazmat aided Captain Marvel in her battle with Nuclear Man, helping save civilian Ripley Ryan.

(Captain Marvel X#1) - Captain Marvel stood with her team of revolutionaries, including Echo, Spider-Woman, and Hazmat. Echo directed Captain Marvel to the base, introducing her to Som, then the heroines took the fight back to the Metal-Men before Hulk (Jennifer Walters) jumped through the portal to help them, then she lost her powers and fell.

(Captain Marvel X#3) - Behind the dome, Captain Marvel, Hazmat, Echo, Spider-Woman, Som, and new recruit Hulk (without powers) battled the Metal-Men, then Som revealed he was the son of Nuclear Man, and his father wanted Captain Marvel as his bride. Carol sent Echo to trail Som and watch for signs of betrayal. They spent the following days preparing for war.

(Captain Marvel X#4) - Spider-Woman and Som returned with news that Nuclear Man had utilized Rogue to capture Captain Marvel. They planned a rescue, and Echo was asked to lead the aerial assault. They also realized that the Metal-Men were mind-controlled civilian men, and that Nuclear Man intended to make Carol his bride. The rebellion rushed in to the citadel, with Echo in an air-ship, and they saw that Carol had taken over Rogue's form to fight back. Then Nuclear Man revealed he had a hidden bomb.

(Captain Marvel X#5) - With Carol back in her own body, Echo revealed that she thought Som had the bomb hidden within his genetic structure, and just then Som started to glow. Rogue drained Som's energies, and the others all got their powers back as the barrier fell. Nuclear Man was defeated.

(Captain Marvel X#8) - Echo joined Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Monica Rambeau, Hazmat, Jessica Jones, and Spider-Woman at a party in Harpswell, Maine to cheer Captain Marvel up.

(Captain America IX#7) - The Daughters of Liberty (Dr. Toni Ho, Invisible Woman, Misty Knight, Mockingbird, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, White Tiger) gathered to help Captain America.

(Captain America IX#9) - Echo and the Daughters of Liberty (joined by Gladiatrix, Sharon Carter, and the Dryad/Peggy Carter) discussed ways to break Captain America out of the Myrmidon jail.

(Captain America IX#12) - Freed from prison, Captain America met the Daughters of Liberty, including Echo, and asked for their help.

Comments: Created by David Mack (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler) and Jimmy Palmiotti (inker).

It's likely that Maya Lopez got her last name from her mother. Her mother is likely still alive out there somewhere. It's never been explained how Echo came back to life after Count Nefaria violently killed her, but there are many easy explanations: a Hand resurrection, a Life Model Decoy, a Skrull...until it shows up in-continuity, this remains a pretty mystery.

Echo has handbook profiles in Marvel Encyclopedia: Marvel Knights (2004), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Daredevil (2004) and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#3 (2008).

I personally chalk up her Deadpool IV#45 appearance to the usual Deadpool craziness and her appearance in the Daredevil Annual as one of the many unexplained post-Secret Wars resurrections.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Echo should not be confused with:


Crazy Horse

(Daredevil II#10 (fb) - BTS) - A man who called himself Crazy Horse became business partners with Wilson Fisk. He moved to New York and fathered a child, Maya Lopez.

(Daredevil II#52 (fb) ) - Maya was non-responsive as a baby and rarely made sounds, causing the doctors to think she was mentally challenged for a time. Maya's mother, unable to handle Crazy Horse's life of crime, left early in her life.

(Daredevil II#51 (fb) - BTS) - Maya learned to communicate by drawing pictures. She never knew her mother. She took to playing the piano early on. After going to a special school, she learned to read lips and sign. She asked her father questions constantly, even as other children saw her as mentally challenged. Crazy Horse sometimes took Maya to the reservation, where she interacted with other Native Americans. A shaman taught her Indian Sign Language, and told her it was her calling to be a storyteller.

(Daredevil II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Crazy Horse took Maya to a small park frequently, and she loved her time with him there.

(Daredevil II#52 (fb) ) - Crazy Horse told Maya his real name was Willie Lincoln, and he told her many stories from her heritage.

(Daredevil II#54 (fb) - BTS) - Maya heard Crazy Horse tell a story about a man having two dogs inside of himself, one good and one evil, and he had to choose which one to feed.

(Daredevil II#53 (fb) - BTS) - Wilson Fisk killed Crazy Horse.

(Daredevil II#10 (fb) - BTS) - Crazy Horse was murdered. Young Maya was at his side and he left a bloody handprint on her face as he died.

(Daredevil II#51 (fb) - BTS) - Maya was 9 years old when her father died.

--Daredevil II#10 (10 (fb) - BTS, 52 (fb), 51 (fb) - BTS, 14 (fb) - BTS, 52 (fb), [54 (fb)], 53 (fb) - BTS, 10 (fb) - BTS, 51 (fb) - BTS


Mrs. Deaner

(Daredevil II#9 (fb) - BTS) - Mrs. Deaner took her class of students, including Maya Lopez, to hear a classical pianist. Maya could shockingly replicate the man's song on the first try.

--Daredevil II#9 (9 (fb) - BTS


Eric

(Daredevil Annual IV#1) - Eric went to a rock concert with Echo to see Garland perform, but Garland, manipulated by Klaw, turned everyone there into a sound zombie. Echo and Daredevil later saved the day.

--Daredevil Annual IV#1


Garland

(Daredevil Annual IV#1) - Rock performer Garland played a song for a gathered crowd in New York City, but Klaw manipulated the sound waves and turned everyone there into sound zombies. Echo and Daredevil soon saved the city.

--Daredevil Annual IV#1


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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Daredevil 2004 I#1, p14, pan1 (main)
Daredevil II#10, cover (face)
Daredevil I#11, p16, pan1 (Echo, first costume)
New Avengers I#11, p3, pan1 (as Ronin)
New Avengers I#34, p19, pan1 (vision of Echo as Daredevil)
Captain Marvel X#2, p8, pan1 (with sword)
Daredevil II#52, p14, pan2 (Crazy Horse)
Daredevil Annual IV#1, p1, pan2 (Eric)
Daredevil Annual IV#1, p1, pan4 (Garland)


Appearances:
Daredevil II#9-11 (July-November, 1999) - David Mack (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Daredevil II#12 (June, 2000) - Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Quesada (writers), Rob Haynes (artist), Bob Joe Quesada (editor)
Daredevil II#13-15 (October, 2000-April, 2011) - David Mack (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Joe Quesada (editor)
Daredevil II#51-55 (November, 2003-March, 2004) - David Mack (Artist), Joe Quesada (editor)
New Avengers I#11-13 (November, 2005-January, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (May, 2007) 0- Anthony Flamini, Ronald Byrd (writers), Scott Kolins (artists), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
New Avengers I#27-32 (April-September, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Warriors IV#2 (September, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
World War Hulk I#2 (September, 2007) - Greg Pak (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
New Avengers I#33 (October, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
World War Hulk I#3 (October, 2007) - Greg Pak (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
New Avengers I#34 (November, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#36 (January, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers Annual I#2 (February, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jeff Huett (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#37 (February, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Mighty Avengers I#8 (April, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#38 (April, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Michael Gaydos (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
World War Hulk Aftersmash: Damage Control#2 (April, 2008) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Salva Espin (artist), Nathan Cosby (editor)
New Avengers I#39 (May, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Mack (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Invasion#1-2 (June-July, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Young Avengers Presents#6 (August, 2008) - Matt Fraction (writer), Alan Davis (penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers/Invaders#2 (August, 2008) - Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (writers), Stave Sadowski (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Secret Invasion#3 (August, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers/Invaders#4 (October, 2008) - Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (writers), Stave Sadowski (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Secret Invasion#5-6 (October-November, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers/Invaders#5 (December, 2008) - Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (writers), Steve Sadowski, Patrick Berkenkotter (artists), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Daredevil II#112 (December, 2008) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Guadiano (inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Avengers/Invaders#6 (January, 2009) - Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (writers), Steve Sadowski, Patrick Berkenkotter (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Invasion#8 (January, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers/Invaders#7 (February, 2009) - Alex Rose, Jim Krueger (writers), Steve Sadowski, Patrick Berkenkotter (pencilers), Stephen Wacker (editor)
New Avengers I#48 (February, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Billy Tan (penciler), Matt Banning (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers/Invaders#8 (March, 2009) - Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (writers), Steve Sadowski, Patrick Berekenkotter (artists), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way!#1/6 (May, 2010) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Christian Nauck (penciler), Terry Ausitin (inker), Jordan Waite (editor)
Heroic Age: Heroes#1 (November, 2010) - various writers, Jeff Youngquist (editor)
New Avengers II#7 (February, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade Von Grawbadger (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Moon Knight VI#2-10 (August, 2011-April, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool IV#45/8 (June, 2015) - Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan (writers), Scott Koblish (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Daredevil Annual IV#1 (October, 2016) - Charles Soule (writer), Vanesa Del Ray (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Daredevil V#21 (August, 2017) - Charles Soule (writer), Goran Sudzuka (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Defenders V#9 (March, 2018) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil I#599 (April, 2018) - Charls Soule (writer), Ron Garney (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Defenders V#10 (April, 2018) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil I#600 (May, 2018) - Charles Soule (writer), Ron Garney (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Daredevil I#601-602 (June-July, 2018) - Charles Soule (writer), Mike Henderson (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Captain America IX#7 (March, 2019) - Ta-Nehisi Coates (writer), Adam Kubert (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Marvel X#1-3 (March-May, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Carmen Carnero (artist), Sarah Brunstad (editor)
Captain America IX#9 (June, 2019) - Ta-Nehisi Coates (writer), Adam Kubert (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Marvel X#4-5 (June-July, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Carmen Carnero (artist), Sarah Brunstad (editor)
Captain America IX#12 (September, 2019) - Ta-Nehisi Coates (writer), Adam Kubert (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Marvel X#8 (September, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Carmen Carnero (artist), Sarah Brunstad (editor)


First Posted: 11/09/2019
Last updated: 11/09/2019

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