Real Name: Rosalind Sharpe
Group Membership: Unrevealed; formerly Sharpe, Nelson and Murdock law firm
Affiliations: Liz Allan, Niomi Brinke, Carlton, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deuce the Devil-Dog, William Gatz, Bert Gilmore, Graham Grayson, Billy "The Grip" Grippo, Everett Halstead, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Misty Knight, Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo), Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Molten Man (Mark Raxton), Anna Nelson, Candace Nelson, Normon Osborn, Oscar, Karen Page, Paul, Reggie, Renaldo, Kathleen Rond, Sunny Sitka, Twin Killer (Murphy Brothers), Venom (Eddie Brock)
Enemies: Deadpool (Wade Wilson), Eel (Edward Lavell), Mysterio (Quentin Beck), Garrison Peabody
Known Relatives: Franklin "Foggy" Nelson (son), Edward Nelson (ex-husband), Debbie Harris (former daughter-in-law)
Aliases: Razor Sharpe, Rose Sharpe
Base of Operations: New York City, New York;
formerly Boston, Massachusetts
First Appearance: Daredevil I#353 (June, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Rosalind Sharpe is an experienced attorney and a shrewd businesswoman. She's had many high-profile clients over the years, including members of the mob, Mr. Hyde, and the Kingpin. She is an expert at manipulating media opinions, making hard business decisions, and keeping employees loyal to her. Rosalind has had Sunny Sitka running her office for years.
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair: Black (with white streaks); sometimes dyed red or brown
(Daredevil I#360 (fb) - BTS) - Edward Nelson married Rosalind Sharpe and they had a child, but Rosalind left while Foggy was young. Edward remarried, to Anna, the woman who raised Foggy as her own. Foggy only had passing connections with his biological mother as he grew up.
(Daredevil I#362 (fb) - BTS) - After divorcing her husband and refusing any help from him, Rosalind moved to Boston to launch her own law practice. She struggled until mobster Billy "The Grip" Grippo formed a partnership with her. Over the following years, she worked for Grippo, making a name for herself.
(Daredevil I#353 (fb) - BTS) - As a prominent attorney in Boston, Rosalind developed the nickname Razor Sharpe among the local professionals.
(Daredevil I#356 (fb) - BTS) - Sunny Sitka began working for Sharpe, running her office and providing security.
(Daredevil I#362 (fb) - BTS) - Realizing she could now make it on her own, Sharpe sought a way out from Grippo's grasp. A key figure turned up dead and Rosalind was believed to have killed him, but the death was ruled a suicide. Rosalind held on to her files, threatening to expose Grippo's crimes if he ever came after her again.
(Daredevil I#368 (fb) - BTS )- Among her acquaintances in Boston was William Gatz, a brilliant tech developer.
(Daredevil I#356 (fb) - BTS) - Sharpe represented Graham Grayson, who had a DWI, and got him free. Months later, Grayson killed a woman in a drunk-driving accident.
(Daredevil I#353) - Hearing about the dramatic return of Matt Murdock to Foggy's law partnership, Sharpe, while in New York City, had her aid call and invite them both to dinner that evening. Foggy and Matt ran late for the meeting that evening, passing doorman Gus on their way up, and Sharpe met them with champagne and showed them an empty office that she was converting into her own firm, and she offered them both partnerships. Foggy immediately accepted, but Matt turned Rosalind down, but she pulled Matt to the side and said she found him astounding while Foggy was merely adequate. She threatened to let Foggy go unless Matt came with the deal.
(Daredevil I#354 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. Hyde contacted Sharpe about representing him in a capital murder case, as he was being charged with the murder of Angela Parish. Sharpe took the case.
(Daredevil I#354) - Rosalind was yelling at the construction crew in her office when Murdock stopped by to accept the job. They traded wits again in a power struggle before Sharpe assigned Murdock to represent Hyde.
(Daredevil I#355) - Rosalind met with Foggy to discuss cases when a surly Matt came in, saying he would help defend Hyde as he believed he was innocent. Sharpe encouraged Matt to show a bit more enthusiasm for the cameras.
(Over the Edge#10) - Seeing footage of political candidate Everett Halstead saving lives, Sharpe announced that she wanted Halstead as a client. Halstead soon arrived and Sharpe told Matt and Foggy she would handle this case herself.
(Daredevil I#356 (fb) - BTS) - Matt chose the corner office with the alley view, and Sharpe saw Sunny arrive to provide security for her new business. Sharpe also investigated Matt's past and discovered his girlfriend Karen Page had been an adult film star who had left that life behind her and was now seeking a new career.
(Daredevil I#356) - Sharpe saw Karen Page embracing Murdock in his office, and she introduced herself to Karen, telling her how much she admired her life transformation and she hoped they could be good friends. Liz Allan met with Sharpe, Foggy, and Murdock to discuss the Parish case, as the body had been found in her warehouse, and they discussed legal strategies to defend Hyde. Sharpe was enthusiastic to learn that Foggy had a working relationship with Daredevil. Sitka knocked, saying there was a call from Foggy's mother, and Sharpe told him to tell her hello, with disdain. A man pretending to deliver a package pulled out a gun and opened fire on Sharpe, identifying himself as the brother of the woman Graham Grayson had killed, but Matt seemingly stumbled and knocked her out of the way of the bullets. Private investigator Misty Knight then knocked the man down and arrested him, and Sharpe hired Knight and her company, Knightwing Restorations, to help investigate the Parish murder.
(Daredevil I#357) - When Matt failed to show up for Hyde's jury trial, Sharpe was furious. She yelled at Foggy for eating a candy bar, and said she planned to dismiss the case and blame it all on Matt, but Foggy shocked her by claiming in court that the entire firm was behind Matt. Soon, Daredevil showed up in court with the captive Eel, who confessed to the murder of Parish.
(Daredevil I#358) - When many of New York's super heroes, including the Fantastic Four, disappeared, Rosalind assigned Matt to look into ownership of the Baxter Building. Matt initially ripped up the assignment she gave him, but Rosalind threatened to fire Foggy unless Matt got into line, and Matt reluctantly agreed to follow orders. Rosalind showed up at the Plaza that night for a party held by Citadel Insurance, showing up even when Foggy didn't invite her. After she traded barbs with Liz Allan, Rosalind and the others saw Onslaught seemingly attack, and Daredevil rush in to fight back, exposing Onslaught as Mysterio, and revealing that Garrison Peabody was behind the crime.
(Daredevil I#359 (fb) - BTS) - Rosalind left the office late. That night, she heard Karen Page as Paige Angel on her new radio show talking about Daredevil.
(Daredevil I#359) - Sharpe called Foggy at home and apologized for being distant lately. After commenting on how Mrs. Nelson was visiting Foggy, Rosalind called in to Karen's show, identified Foggy as Daredevil's best friend, then connected Foggy to the show.
(Daredevil I#360) - Sharpe saw Karen arrive at the office, and she wondered what Karen saw in Matt, then invited Karen to call her Rose. After telling Sunny to have Knightwing investigate WFSK, Sharpe saw Foggy enter with his mother and immediately began bickering with her until the media arrived for Foggy. When he chose Rosalind to help him, Anna rushed away in tears.
(Daredevil I#361) - Outside the firm, Rosalind saw Foggy and Matt giving an interview to Kathleen Rond of WFSK. When Sharpe heard Matt saying something positive about mutants, she interjected, saying that her firm didn't trust mutants. Inside, she chastised Matt, then warned doorman Oscar to keep media away. Sitka showed them in to the visiting Mark Raxton, the Molten Man, brother of Liz Allan. Raxton explained (as he accidentally burned a table that someone was committing robberies at Osborn Chemical and he needed Daredevil's help; Sharpe promised the hero would help, and Matt reminded her that Daredevil didn't work for the firm. Later, Sharpe saw Matt and Foggy with a dog, Deuce, and Matt claimed that Daredevil had given Deuce to Foggy as a gift. She agreed to let Foggy keep Deuce if he took care of him.
(Daredevil I#362) - Rosalind was annoyed to see Liz Allan and her son Normie Osborn at the office before she pulled Foggy Nelson away, telling him privately that she'd been receiving multiple media interview requests for Foggy due to his being Daredevil's best friend; she told him there were many opportunities available for him but that she wanted him to dump Liz Allan first. After chiding Matt for not being at work much lately, Sharpe saw a gunman enter, saying he was there for Billy "The Grip" Grippo. The man opened fire on Foggy and Rosalind before Sunny and Deuce held him off, then Daredevil arrived, defeating him. The gunman said Grippo was dying and asked Rosalind for help. She evaded questions from the others and took Karen to lunch, where she told Karen that she respected her and would always be there for her. When Karen asked Rosalind to ease up on Matt, saying he was distracted with an old girlfriend, Rosalind told Karen she could do much better than Matt. Rosalind went to the hospital to see the dying Grippo and she found the gunman at his side; she reminded him that if anything happened to her, worse would happen to him, and said she planned to press charges. Outside, Daredevil grabbed Sharpe and, swinging through the air, confronted her with the truth of her relationship with Grippo. She entreated Daredevil not to tell Foggy the truth about her past.
(Venom: On Trial#1) - Sharpe called Matt Murdock to represent Eddie Brock, Venom, pro bono, feeling it would be good for public relations.
(Daredevil I#363 (fb) - BTS) - Supermodel Niomi Brinke was being stalked and called Rosalind for representation. Sharpe developed a plan to manipulate Foggy.
(Daredevil I#363) - Lounging at home (with her hair strangely orange-red) Rosalind called Foggy to meet Niomi at the Luna Lounge, then she took a call from Liz Allan and told her where to find Foggy.
(Daredevil I#364 (fb) - BTS) - Rosalind was called by Niomi, who had seen her stalker again.
(Daredevil I#364) - Rosalind and Niomi went to Foggy's apartment and found that he'd been up all night trying to get a hold of Liz, who was upset about seeing Foggy with Niomi. As Deuce growled at her, Rosalind told Foggy that he shouldn't choose a woman (Liz) who was more focused on being a mother than running a company, and Foggy chastised Rosalind for hating Liz just for not being like her. Niomi's stalker then burst in with a gun and Deuce leapt at the man, while Foggy attacked him, breaking his ribs and disarming him. As the stalker was arrested, Niomi asked Foggy out, but he said he wanted to see Liz, then he told off Rosalind for interfering. Rosalind told Foggy he could date whoever he wanted.
(Daredevil I#365) - Rosalind yelled at Foggy at work when Matt was late again. When Liz Allan came in for business, she was cold toward Foggy. Foggy tried explaining that nothing had happened with Niomi, but Sunny then brought in flowers that Niomi had sent. Rosalind laughed as Liz dumped Foggy, then Matt arrived and headed off to a meeting at Osborn Chemical with Liz.
(Daredevil/Deadpool Annual '97) - When Deadpool came into the office disguised as a delivery man, he insulted Rosalind and said he was looking for Foggy. After knocked Sunny Sitka back, he demanded Foggy take him to Daredevil. When Matt entered, Deadpool jumped out the window with Foggy in tow as Rosalind screamed.
(Daredevil I#368) - Sharpe and Matt Murdock met with the paranoid William Gatz, who was the head of tech company Americorp; he said Russians were trying to infiltrate his company, and Sharpe assigned Matt to the case, despite his hesitations. Sharpe said she refused to be involved with anything to do with Boston. Soon, Rosalind told Foggy she was sorry he'd lost Deuce, but she threatened to withhold food if he didn't get back to work.
(Spider-Man/Kingpin: To the Death#1) - Seeing headlines about Spider-Man in the paper, Rosalind demanded that Foggy have Daredevil connect her with Spidey, wanting to represent him to bolster her own fame.
(Daredevil I#371) - Karen showed up at Rosalind's apartment majorly hungover and wanting to vent, so Rosalind took her shopping with salesman Renaldo at Tiffany's. After Karen turned down an invitation to dinner and thanked Rosalind, Rosalind got right back to work, getting WFSK opened back up for business, thus getting Karen her job back. Rosalind called Karen to give her the news, and told Matt to show up for work bright and early.
(Daredevil I#372) - Rosalind sent flowers to Karen at WFSK. When Matt got to work, he found Rosalind smiling, and she assigned him to represent WFSK and Karen in the lawsuits with the city.
(Iron Man III#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Tony Stark returned to life, Rosalind and Foggy represented his complex legal battles in reclaiming his identity.
(Iron Man III#1) - At a party, Tony personally thanked Rosalind and Foggy for their great work, then Rosalind asked him for future business. He said he'd consider it.
(Daredevil I#373) - Her hair brown, Rosalind showed up at Foggy's apartment, pushing past the doorman Carlton and into Foggy's apartment to discuss business. She saw Foggy's sister Candace there and reacted with scorn, then offered Candace a job as her secretary.
(Daredevil I#374) - Having purchased one herself, Rosalind offered to buy Karen a gun to help her deal with her stalker at WFSK, but Karen turned her down.
(Daredevil I#375 (fb) - BTS) - Karen was arrested for murder after she allegedly shot and killed police officer Charles Boroughs, a killer she claimed had been stalking her, with a gun that Rosalind had helped her buy. Matt, Foggy, and Rosalind acted as her defense.
(Daredevil I#375) - Rosalind and Foggy stood at Matt's side during Karen's trial, and Rosalind hushed reporter Paul for his salacious questions. At the office, Rosalind brought coffees for Matt and Foggy while they worked the case, but Matt left the room, angry about the gun purchase. Rosalind was questioned by Blake Tower during the trial about the gun purchase. Karen was later found not guilty.
(Daredevil II#1) - Sharpe saw that Matt Murdock had been left with a baby at the office.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#438) - Bert Gilmore, of Gilsoft Games, hired Sharpe's firm to help him secure rights to his materials. When Matt gave him a warning, Rosalind shot Matt a Sharpe look to silence him; Foggy could tell she was frustrated.
(Daredevil II#3) - Hearing that Foggy had been arrested for murder, Rosalind called Matt in to her office, passing office worker Reggie on the way in. Sharpe, though she was agonizing over the decision, felt she had to protect her firm's reputation, and she informed Matt that she had to let Foggy go and that Matt wouldn't have any of the firm's resources if he chose to defend Foggy; Matt quit the firm.
(Daredevil II#8 (fb) - BTS) - Rosalind refused to visit Foggy in jail.
(Daredevil II#8) - Rosalind attended the funeral of Karen Page, after she was killed by Bullseye.
(Daredevil II#8 - BTS) - After Foggy was cleared of all charges, Rosalind called to offer him his job back, but he refused to take the call.
(Daredevil II#13 (fb) - BTS) - When the Kingpin was arrested for murder (having commanded Murphy to kill Lenny Cebulski), he hired Rosalind Sharpe to represent him. She soon heard that Foggy Nelson was representing the witnesses in the case.
(Daredevil II#13) - Sharpe argued that Foggy didn't connect Murphy to Kingpin, so Nelson called Fisk to the stand himself. Foggy thoroughly questioned Fisk but couldn't make anything stick, with Sharpe objecting from time to time. Sharpe presented counter-evidence and questioned Murphy (one of the notorious Twin Killer) himself, and the judge ruled in her favor. Shortly after leaving the courtroom, Fisk was shot multiple times by Larry Cebulski.
(Daredevil II#83 (fb) - BTS) - Rosalind got word that Foggy Nelson had been stabbed to death, shortly after Matt Murdock had bene publicly revealed as Daredevil. (Foggy was secretly alive but in hiding and would later be revealed as alive).
(Daredevil II#83) - Rosalind attended Foggy's funeral. While there, she yelled that it was all Matt's fault.
Comments: Created by Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler) & Matt Ryan (inker).
Rosalind Sharpe has an entry in Daredevil's section in Marvel Encyclopedia Vol.5: Marvel Knigths (2004).
Profile by Chadman.
Rosalind Sharpe has no known connections to:
(Daredevil I#363 (fb) - BTS) - Supermodel Niomi Brinke was being stalked, so she called attorney Rosalind Sharpe for representation. Sharpe assigned Foggy Nelson to the case, as he was close friends with Daredevil.
(Daredevil I#363) - Foggy met Niomi at the Luna Lounge and was overwhelmed with her beauty. As she flirted with him, Foggy's girlfriend Liz Allan walked in on them, furious.
(Daredevil I#364 (fb) - BTS) - Niomi found her stalker waiting outside the club for her and she called Rosalind for help.
(Daredevil I#364) - Rosalind and Niomi showed up at Foggy Nelson's apartment, where she met his dog, Deuce the Devil-Dog. Niomi was asking Foggy to call Daredevil for help when her stalker burst through the door, revealing himself as Niomi's obsessed ex-boyfriend. The stalker drew a gun, but Deuce leapt at him, then Foggy punched the man, breaking some ribs and disarming him. Niomi asked Foggy out, but he said he had plans with his girlfriend, Liz.
(Daredevil I#365 - BTS) - Niomi sent flowers to Foggy to thank him.
(Daredevil I#370 - BTS) - Niomi called to make sure Foggy got the flowers, leaving him a message.
--Daredevil I#363 ([Daredevil I#363 (fb)], 363, 364, [364 (fb)], 364, , 
(Daredevil I#356 (fb) - BTS) - Graham Grayson was arrested on a DWI charge, but Rosalind Sharpe got him acquitted. A few months later, he was driving drunk and killed a woman.
--[Daredevil I#356 (fb)]
(Daredevil I#353) - Doorman Gus took a message from Misty Knight for Colleen Wing as Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson walked by.
(Daredevil I#361) - Oscar, the doorman at the law office of Rosalind Sharpe was instructed to keep all media out of the building by the three law partners, Sharpe, Matt Murdock, and Foggy Nelson.
(Daredevil I#375) - Reporter Paul asked questions of attorney Matt Murdock during the trial of Karen Page, but Rosalind Sharpe hushed Paul.
(Daredevil II#3) - An employee at the law offices of Rosalind Sharpe, Foggy Nelson, and Matt Murdock. When Foggy was arrested for murder, Matt told Reggie to prepare a defense, but Rosalind told Reggie to stop.
(Daredevil I#371) - Renaldo, a salesman at Tiffany's, sold jewelry to Karen Page and Rosalind Sharpe.
(Daredevil I#361) - Reporter Kathleen Rond for WFSK questioned Foggy Nelson about the recent assassination of Graydon Creed, and she wondered what Daredevil's stances on mutants were. Foggy, Matt Murdock, and Rosalind Sharpe all gave conflicting statements before rushing inside.
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Daredevil II#3, p6, pan3 (Reggie)
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Daredevil I#353-355 (June-August, 1996) - Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Over the Edge#10 (August, 1996) - Joe Kelly (writer), Stephen Jones (penciler), Mike Witherby, Al Milgrom, Justin Bloomer, Tom Palmer (inkers), James Falder (editor)
Daredevil I#356-357 (September-October, 1996) - Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil I#358 (November, 1996) - Joe Kelly (writer), Pasqual Ferry (artist), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil I#359 (December, 1996) - Karl Kesel (writer), Larry Hama, Cary Nord (pencilers), Matt Ryan (inker), James Felder (editor)
Daredevil I#360-362 (January-March, 1997) - Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), James Felder (editor)
Venom: On Trial#1 (March, 1997) - Larry Hama (writer), Josh Hood (penciler), Derek Fisher (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil I#363 (April, 1997) - Karl Kesel (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Cam Smith, Paul Neary (inkers), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil I#364-365 (May-June, 1997) - Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil/Deadpool Annual '97 (September, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Bernard Chang (penciler), Jonathan Holdredge (inker), Matt Idelson (editor)
Daredevil I#368 (October, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), James Felder (editor)
Spider-Man/Kingpin: To the Death#1 (November, 1997) - Stan Lee, Tom DeFalco (writers), John Romita (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#371-372 (January-February, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ariel Olivetti (penciler), Pier Brito (inker), James Felder (editor)
Iron Man III#1 (February, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Sean Chen (penciler), Eric Cannon (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Daredevil I#373 (March, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Richie Acosta (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), James Felder (editor)
Daredevil I#374 (April, 1998) - Joe Kelly, Jonathan Barron (writers), Ariel Olivetti (penciler), Pier Brito (inker), James Felder (editor)
Daredevil I#375 (May, 1998) - Joe Kelly, Chris Claremont (writrs), Cary Nord, Ariel Olivetti, John Paul Leon, Tom Lyle, Brian Denham, Rick Leonardi (pencilers), Mark Lipka, Pier Brito, John Paul Leon, Robert Jones, Chris Carlson, Scott Hanna (inkers, Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil II#&frac1/2; (June, 1998) - Kevin Smith (writer), J.G. Jones, Steve Dillon, David Mack, Jimmy Palmiotti, Kevin Nowlan, John Romita Sr., Jae Lee, Amanda Conner, John Cassaday (inkers), Jimmy Palmiotti (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#438 (September, 1998) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Scott Kolins (penciler), Gary Martin (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil II#3 (January, 1999) - Kevin Smith (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Nanci Dakesian (editor)
Daredevil II#8 (June, 1999) - Kevin Smith (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Jimmy Palmitto (inker), Nanci Dakesian (editor)
Daredevil II#13 (David Mack (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Nanci Dakesian (editor)
Daredevil II#83 (May, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Gaudiano (inker), Warren Simons (editor)
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Last updated: 09/10/2019
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