Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lawrence Benson, Bullseye (Lester), Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Lady Bullseye, Larry

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Kirsten McDuffie, Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff), "Foggy" Nelson, Shroud (Maximillian Coleridge)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Daredevil III#25 (June, 2013)

Powers/Abilities: A trained warrior, Ikari is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and in the use of the Kusurigama blades. After being exposed to the same toxic waste that gave Daredevil his powers, Ikari (who maintained his sight) developed enhanced senses of hearing, taste, smell and touch, as well as a radar sense.

Ikari can be sensitive to extreme loud sounds or pitches that can overwhelm his heightened senses.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Daredevil III#25 (fb) – BTS) – Bullseye (at the time paralyzed and living in a stasis container) had scientists recreate the toxic waste that gave Daredevil his powers and he began experimenting on vagrants. When he perfected the process, Bullseye then recruited a deadly warrior who took the name Ikari, which was Japanese for "fury." Subjected to the toxic waste, Ikari received a radar sense and enhanced senses but never lost his own sight as Daredevil had. Ikari put on the robe of Daredevil's father, Battlin' Jack Murdock, in order to taunt him. He grabbed Kusurigama blades to use in battle. Ikari then saw Larry sent to confront Daredevil and lure him back.

(Daredevil III#25) – When Larry returned to the warehouse with Daredevil, Ikari killed Larry then Ikari revealed himself to Daredevil and the two sparred across the city with Daredevil holding his own and trying to overwhelm Ikari's radar sense before the hero realized Ikari could see. Ikari was then able to defeat Daredevil, leaving him bleeding and broken. He promised to return when Daredevil least expected it.

(Daredevil III#26) – Ikari reported back to Bullseye and Lady Bullseye about Daredevil's defeat. Ikari sent Lawrence Benson to Matt's office to keep him on his toes and Matt initially thought Benson had been hired by his assistant Corrine. Matt then got a call from Nurse Ayers at the hospital and he went rushing outside, where Ikari continued to stalk him. Ikari left a deadly syringe in "Foggy" Nelson's room to drive him further mad. At the hospital, Matt evaded Ikari by dressing like a doctor and then putting adrenaline in his own heart, changing the beat to avoid detection. Daredevil soon defeated Lady Bullseye and found Bullseye in his iron lung as Ikari closed in behind him.

(Daredevil III#27) – Ikari launched himself at Daredevil, who threatened to kill Bullseye unless Ikari backed off. Daredevil soon turned the fight on Ikari, leading it into the room containing barrels of radioactive waste, where Ikari's radar sense was overwhelmed. Daredevil sparred with both Ikari and Lady Bullseye until Bullseye's container tipped over and he was nearly drowned in the radioactive waste. Ikari was later arrested.

(Daredevil IV#17 (fb) – BTS) – After Ikari escaped from jail, Kingpin hired Ikari to kidnap "Foggy" Nelson and Kirsten McDuffie.

(Daredevil IV#16) – Ikari snuck aboard a boat on the shores of San Francisco, going after "Foggy" Nelson and Kirsten McDuffie.

(Daredevil IV#17 (fb) – BTS) – Ikari took "Foggy" and Kirsten back to Kingpin.

(Daredevil IV#17 (fb)) – The captive Julia Carpenter was soon placed with "Foggy" and Kirsten. When Matt arrived, Ikari held a blade to the throats of his loved ones and Kingpin ordered Ikari to fight Murdock to the death, promising Murdock that if he won the fight, one of his loved ones would be killed.

(Daredevil IV#17) – Ikari battled Murdock for hours on the rooftops of San Francisco. When the police fired on them and grazed Ikari with a bullet, Ikari disarmed the police but Daredevil stopped him from killing them. As Daredevil donned his costume again, Shroud intervened in the fight, knocking Ikari aside. Ikari sliced Shroud with a blade and Shroud responded by impaling Ikari on a Darkforce spike and tossing him off the roof.

(Daredevil IV#18) – Daredevil, wearing Ikari's costume, returned to the Kingpin claiming to have killed Daredevil. Later, when Matt went to find Ikari's body, he found it missing.

(Captain America VIII#697) – In the mansion of Kraven the Hunter, Captain America saw a number of severed heads mounted on the walls, including that of Ikari.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.

Ikari was likely killed by that Darkforce outburst from the Shroud then his body tossed off the roof. Daredevil later noted that the body went missing then Ikari's head appeared on Kraven the Hunter's wall. So, there is clearly an untold story there (both stories were written by Mark Waid). Or maybe Ikari is still alive somewhere.

Profile by Chadman.

Ikari should not be confused with:

Nurse Ayers

(Daredevil III#26 – BTS) – Nurse Ayers called Matt Murdock to inform him that "Foggy" Nelson's chemotherapy had begun.

--Daredevil III#26  - BTS

Lawrence Benson

(Daredevil III#26) – Sent by Ikari, Lawrence Benson posed as a job applicant at the office of Matt Murdock, saying he was there to replace "Foggy" Nelson. Matt, who was beat up after a fight with Ikari, questioned Benson, who pretended to be innocent as he rushed out, only dropping Ikari's name at the last second.

--Daredevil III#26


(Daredevil III#26 (fb) – BTS) – An assistant at the office of "Foggy" Nelson and Matt Murdock, Corrine was given paid time off when the office was attacked.

--Daredevil III#26 - BTS


(Daredevil III#25 (fb) – BTS) – Larry and other homeless men were recruited, promised to be paid for medical testing, but Larry watched other men doused with chemicals, blinded and killed. Larry was forcibly given a pacemaker to allow him to lie to Daredevil.

(Daredevil III#24) – Larry found Matt Murdock and asked him for help.

(Daredevil III#25) – At the bedside of "Foggy" Nelson, Larry told Matt Murdock that he had escaped the experiments and now needed help. Daredevil took Larry back to the warehouse, having realized he was lying the entire time. Larry was then shot in the head and killed by Ikari.  

--Daredevil III#25 (fb) – BTS, 24-25

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Daredevil III#25, p7, pan2 (Ikari, main)
Daredevil III#27, p15, pan1 (Ikari, headshot)
Daredevil III#26, p4, pan2 (Lawrence Benson)
Daredevil III#24, p20, pan1 (Larry)

Daredevil III#25-27 (June-August, 2013) – Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Daredevil IV#16-18 (August-November, 2016) – Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Captain America I#697 (March, 2018) – Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 01/05/2020
Last updated: 01/05/2020

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