Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human magic user (World War I, World War II, 1945-1959, pre-modern to moder era)

Occupation: Sensei, pool hustler; former leader of the Chaste

Group Membership: None;
formerly the Fist, the Hand, "Red Team" (Ares, Gamora, Guillotine/Jeannine Sauvage, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Maestro/Bruce Banner of Earth-9200, Night Thrasher/Dwayne Taylor, Outlaw/Nigel Higgins), the Chaste (Claw, Flame, Shaft, Star, Stone, Wing, others)

Affiliations: Ancient One (Yao), Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Blindspot (Samuel Chung), Collector (Taneleer Tivan), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Elektra, Filch, Heather Glenn, Master Izo, Nina McCabe, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Karen Page, Joseph "Wall-Eyed" Pike, Symbioids, Ultimates (Black Panther/T'Challa, Blue Marvel/Adam Brashear, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Ms. America/America Chavez, Pulsar/Monica Rambeau), White Fox (Ami Han), Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)

Enemies: Turk Barrett, Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), the Hand (Kirigi, Kuroyama, others), Ogun, "Yellow Team" (Bullseye/Elektra, Joe Fixit, Madame Hydra, Punisher/Jake Gallows of Earth-928, Sentry/Void, Venom/Peter Parker (all alternate reality versions))

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife (presumably deceased), unidentified daughter (presumably deceased)

Aliases: "Rick Jones", Master, Teacher

Base of Operations: Mobile; frequently at the Chaste's headquarters on top of the Wall in Japan

First Appearance: Daredevil I#176 (November, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Though blind, Stick has developed superhuman senses of touch, smell, taste, and hearing, as well as a "proximity sense" (rather like Daredevil's radar sense). He can communicate telepathically with other members of the Chaste. A trained warrior, Stick is a deadly ninja with advanced fighting skills in multiple weapons, but he most frequently uses a long stick in combat. He also possesses advanced agility. Stick seems to have mastered the power of life and death itself, and can seemingly move the life force of something into something else. Since his own mortal death, he has returned to life many times, sometimes as a seeming ghost (or perhaps a telepathic visit to Daredevil or Elektra most frequently), and it appears he can either turn invisible or phase through matter when he wills it (though he may perform a telepathic trick to cause others to perceive this ability). Stick has at times led Daredevil and Elektra on mental quests to confront their darker natures or doubts. Stick also once wielded the displaced energies of the Iso-Sphere to make himself appear as an elderly Rick Jones, then he used the life force of the Void in some symbiote creatures to recreate an alternate Sentry.

Stick is an expert pool player, and he loves a good hustle. Stick may be the reincarnated soul of the Japanese warrior Yamato-Take, and it was hinted that Stick's soul was reborn in the baby Karen.

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eyes: Blue (frequently all white, no pupils)
Hair: White

(Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#1 (fb) - BTS) - According to his own account the man who would become Stick was born blind and in the street.

(Daredevil: Ninja#3 (fb) - BTS) - According to Stone, Stick may have been the reincarnated soul of the legendary warrior prince, Yamato-Take. He also stated Stick chose his name and his weapon because "the stick symbolized his feelings about his place in things. He used a weapon of simplicity and one that was born from the Earth. Not man-made, he said. From the Earth."

(Wolverine II#113 (fb)) <ca. 1919> - By his mid-teens Stick apprenticed under the Ancient One and sought to retrieve a mystic artifact from the Japanese military in Shanghai, China with Stick wielding a bo-staff in the fight. Confronted by soldiers, they were rescued when a drunk Logan (James Howlett) intervened. Impressed by Logan's bravery, military officer Ogun allowed the three to depart. Stick was tempted by Logan's wandering life, and the Ancient One predicted Stick would eventually stray from his current disciplined life, only to renew his dedication. On this day though the Ancient One entreated Stick to remain with him, reminding him he had a lot left to learn.

(Daredevil II#114 (fb) - BTS) - Master Izo trained Stick in the martial arts.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#20 - BTS) - In his training, Stick developed acuteness over the senses of smell, hearing, touch, and taste, as well as a "proximity sense" (seemingly like Daredevil's radar sense). As a member, and eventual leader, of the Chaste, he developed the ability to communicate telepathically with other members of his order.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#2 (fb) - BTS) - Stick left his wife and daughter behind to dedicate himself to the ways of the Chaste.

(Elektra II#19 (fb) - BTS) - After World War II, the Chaste was able to recruit many former soldiers into their ranks, including an American named Drake. After training with them, Drake returned to America.

(Elektra II#19 (fb) - BTS) <1953> - Drake returned to the Chaste with his children, a boy named James and a girl. The Chaste began training James while expecting the girl to do the cleaning, but Stick recognized significant potential in the girl and didn't intervene when James secretly started training his sister.

(Daredevil I#500 (fb)) <1954> - In the Chaste's base on top of the Wall Stick informed Izo that he was being ousted as the leader of the Chaste due to his frequent trips to the mortal world. Izo left willingly.

(Elektra II#19 (fb) - BTS) - Three years later Stick "discovered" James training his sister and pitted the brother and sister against the rest of the Chaste, telling them that the last to fall may stay among the Chaste, and the girl won. She trained hard for years until her anger got the better of her and she accidentally killed another initiate, causing Stick to kick her out, and she ended up in the ranks of the Hand.

(Daredevil I#188 (fb) - BTS) - Stick trained each of the initiates to the Chaste, and eventually all members of the Chaste's leadership known as the Seven were former trainees of Stick.

(Daredevil I#190 (fb) - BTS) - Stick led the Chaste, training them in a remote home at the top of a nearly impenetrable mountain. They conducted their war with the Hand and searched for new warriors to train. At one point, Stick kicked one trainee out, and he became a Sensei in Japan, eventually training Elektra and telling her about the Chaste.

(Daredevil: The Woman Without Fear#1 (fb)) - Stick harshly trained the 12-year old Elektra, knocking her down in the snow and making her want to prove herself.

(Elektra II#19 (fb) - BTS) <1972> - The Chaste fought the Hand in Luxembourg, and the girl Drake killed both her father in battle.

(Daredevil I#500 (fb)) - 18 years ago, after Matt Murdock was blinded and received super-powers, Izo visited the boy in the hospital, then called Stick to inform him about Matt.

(Daredevil I#501 (fb) - BTS) - Izo warned Stick that only one of two souls would be capable of taking down the Hand once and for all, and one of them was Matt Murdock.

(Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#2 (fb) - BTS) - Stick and Stone argued about how to continue the cause of the Chaste, moving it forward to the future, as they sensed Elektra could have a darkness within her. Stick sensed another adept in America, a young Matt Murdock, who had been blinded in an accident but received super-sensory powers. Stick went to America to train the young man.

(Daredevil I#500 (fb)) - After Matt's accident, Stick showed up in his hospital room as Matt cried from sensory overload. When Matt sensed Stick, Stick smiled and told him that was good, then he rushed from the room.

(Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#1) - As the blind Matt Murdock returned to the streets, Stick followed him, having no pity for the boy, then approached him in a gym and told the boy he would be training every spare hour of every day in an attempt to make him a warrior, because Stick was desperate. He used violence, intimidation, and combat knowledge to get Matt to learn to get around being blind, using his enhanced senses, as well as training him to defend himself and attack. Months passed, and they moved on to using a bow and arrow and running across the rooftops, even as Matt did his best in his studies.

(Daredevil VI#1 (fb) - BTS) - Stick taught young Matt that "half measures are for half a life."

(Daredevil I#254 (fb)) - Stick took Matt to a high ledge and told him to step carefully, one step leading him to safety and the other to possible death.

(Daredevil I#254 (fb) - BTS) - Stick put Matt in many dangerous and compromising positions over the years.

(Daredevil VI#29 (fb) - BTS) - Stick taught Daredevil about poisons during his training.

(Daredevil I#190 (fb) - BTS) - Stick realized that Matt could not control his passions and knew he didn't belong among the Chaste.

(Daredevil I#211 (fb) - BTS) - Stick helped Matt learn how to slow bleeding in the body. He told Matt that he was going to have to choose one path, the hero or the lawyer, because he wouldn't be able to do both.

(Daredevil I#213 (fb) - BTS) - Stick told Matt to not confuse his map with his territory, in reference to choosing how to battle others.

(Daredevil I#225 (fb)) - While training with Matt, Stick reminded him that fighting was important, but the law he was studying was just as important.

(Daredevil I#226 (fb)) - Stick counseled Matt that he needed to learn how to master both the attorney side and the fighter side of him.

(Daredevil II#91 (fb)) - Stick taught Matt how to shut out most of the noise his enhanced hearing through meditation.

(Daredevil I#349 (fb)) - Stick ran Matt ragged through the streets, pushing him to his limits while challenging him to go farther.

(Daredevil III#25 (fb)) - Stick taught young Matt how to use his radar sense to be able to jump off a building.

(Daredevil: Ninja#2 (fb) - BTS) - Stick taught Matt about the origins of Japan itself.

(Daredevil: Ninja#3 (fb) - BTS) - When Matt asked Stick about the origins of the Chaste and the Hand, Stick told him about ancient wars that resulted in the creation of the ninja.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#1 (fb)) - When twelve-year-old Elektra climbed the mountain to find the Chaste, she was overcome by the snowstorm. When she first saw Stone and Stick standing there, she pictured them as the Tengu, ninja demons that she had heard of, but they snapped her out of it and brought her inside.

(Elektra: Assassin#1 (fb) - BTS) - Young Elektra trained hard with the members of the Chaste: Stick, Stone, Claw, Wing, Shaft, Flame, and Star. She wanted to be called Sai, but Stick simply called her Snot throughout her training.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#2 (fb)) - While training in the harsh winter, Elektra briefly mentally communed with Stick, sensing his old pain of leaving behind his family to join the Chaste. Reliving her old pain as well, she tried connecting with Stick, but he just focused back on her training. Elektra heard the group call themselves "Crusaders for Decency" once.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#3 (fb)) - Stick forced Elektra to train in a dark cave, one that Stone had warned her meant death. Elektra yelled that Stick was trying to punish her because she'd learned about his wife and daughter, but he made her go in anyway. Eventually, she was kicked out of the Chaste as they found her soul too dark.

(Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#2) - When Matt Murdock's father (Jack Murdock) was killed, he chose a path of violence. Stone visited Stick, encouraging him to keep training the boy, but Stick argued that Murdock was too undisciplined after nearly killing a young prostitute (that would later become Typhoid Mary BTW) by accident.

(Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#3/Elektra I#-1) - Hearing that Matt, now in college, was romantically involved with Elektra, Stick showed up and woke Matt one evening, warning him to stay away from Elektra and that she was evil, then he put Matt back to sleep.

(Elektra I#-1) - After Elektra's father (Hugo Natchios) was murdered, she went looking for his killers, and Stick tried to stop her, warning her to return to Europe instead; she seemingly didn't know who Stick was. Later, Stick followed her as she attacked her father's killers, and he saw a member of the Hand use a sai to save Elektra, killing one of the men. Elektra assumed Stick was responsible for saving her, and that Matt had sent him, never seeing the ninja who'd thrown the sai.

(Daredevil I#190 (fb)/Elektra: Root of Evil#2 (fb)) - After the murder of her father, Elektra, now 19 years old, tried climbing the mountain to the Chaste again, but she fell short. They carried her among them and Stone felt she didn't belong, but Stick pushed Stone to let her try and become one of them. They trained her for a full year and she excelled. Just as Stone began to believe in her, Stick realized Elektra's pain was too great and she was not learning to find peace and could never be one of the Chaste. He asked her to leave and threatened to kill her if she ever returned. Stone worried that the enemy might recruit her, and Stick realized it was likely.

(Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#5) - Stick sat in a bar while Matt and Foggy Nelson discussed opening their law clinic.

(Daredevil I#176 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Stick moved to New York City, likely to keep an eye on Daredevil. He frequented pool halls, drinking and gambling mostly.

(Daredevil I#176 (fb) - BTS) - Stick stiffed Joseph "Wall-Eyed" Pike for two hundred dollars.

(Daredevil I#176) - Stick was at Duke's hustling locals, like Filch, at pool when Heather Glenn and Daredevil arrived at the same time, both looking for him. Daredevil knocked back the goons. Stick was chastising Daredevil for his actions when Turk Barrett busted through the wall in a mech-suit, and Daredevil easily defeated him.

(Daredevil I#177 (fb) - BTS) - Sensing Daredevil (who'd lost his powers) needed deep training to get his radar back, Stick took him to an old space, where he trained Matt as a child, and he kept him awake for three days straight.

(Daredevil I#177) - Stick, using force and focus, kept pushing Matt at training. Matt briefly hallucinated about his childhood. After Matt faced his demons he got his radar sense back. Stick made him shoot arrows into a target to prove himself, then Stick fired an arrow directly at Matt, who was able to deflect it, proving his powers were back.

(Daredevil I#187 (fb) - BTS) - With people growing wise to his game, Stick moved his pool hustling from Duke's to Josie's. He arranged a game of pool with Pike.

(Daredevil I#187) - A group of Hand assassins attacked Stick at Josie's, but he easily defeated them. Stick called the seven of the Chaste to a meeting at Matt's apartment, but only four of them showed up, leading Stick to believe the Hand had hunted the others down. He reasoned that Matt Murdock could be made one of them. Just then, Matt entered the room as Daredevil and collapsed, begging for help as his super-senses were out of control.

(Daredevil I#188 (fb) - BTS) - Stick placed Matt in an isolation chamber.

(Daredevil I#188) - As the Chaste waited nearby, Stick communicated telepathically with Matt, learning he'd been hit with radiation that was setting his super-senses awry. Stick taunted Matt for being weak and pressured him to get out of the tank, and he ignored Matt's questions about his origins while telling him that the Hand was coming. He reassured the Chaste that Matt had what it took to be one of them, reminding them that he'd trained each of them.

(Daredevil I#189) - Even when the Chaste protested that involving two outsiders in their quest was too many Stick oversaw Stone resurrect Black Widow by using the powers of the Chaste after she died from poison. Dozens of the Hand then attacked and the Chaste killed as many as they could, with Daredevil and Black Widow aiding in the fight. When Claw was killed in combat, Stick and Shaft touched hands and used their powers to kill the remaining dozens of Hand members, but Stick and Shaft were overcome with the energy and dissolved, leaving only Stone with Daredevil and Black Widow.

(Contest of Champions III#4 (fb)) - On the night Stick died, he thought to himself about how coming back to life was just a matter of shifting energy around.

(Daredevil: Ninja#3 (fb) - BTS) - After the death of Stick, the soul of Yamato-Take was believed released and, Stone believed, reborn later into the body of the baby Karen.

(Daredevil I#348 (fb) - BTS / Wolverine II#105 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Daredevil 2004) - Having ascended to metaphysical planes beyond most mortal minds in life, Stick retained this transcendant state even in death, surviving as neither mortal nor ghost but an undefined, perhaps undefinable, amalgam of the two, able to interact with the physical world as easily as ever.

(Daredevil I#348) - Stick showed up at Karen Page's home and knocked Matt down, telling him he would do it again if he had to.

(Daredevil I#349) - Stick taunted Matt for a bit, then disappeared through the window. Later, Matt found Stick on the streets, and Stick reminded Matt that he was always trying to leave his human responsibilities behind when he went out to train or be a hero. Stick inspired Matt to climb a high tower, where he then knocked Matt out. In his own mind, Matt faced past versions of himself at Stick's command.

(Daredevil I#350) - Stick guided Matt in a vision where he faced his fears and the different parts of himself. Stick departed, saying he'd be back. Later, Stick helped Matt realize all the lives he'd been responsible for, all the consequences of his actions, and Matt fought against him in pain. Stick had Matt face off against the Chaste until his student stood triumphant, but then Matt fled again when faced with past versions of himself. Finally, Matt stopped running, accepted all parts of himself, and bid Stick farewell. Stick watched Matt on patrol as Daredevil later.

(Wolverine II#100) - In a base on top of a remote mountain, Stick sensed Wolverine (who had transformed into an animalistic version of himself) from far away. Whacking Elektra on the head, and interrupting her meditation, Stick told her that Wolverine was fallen, but he could have been one of their own if he had climbed the mountain years before. Elektra vowed to go find Wolverine.

(Wolverine II#105) - Stick sought out Wolverine, finding him saving civilians in a building fire. Stick guided him through the flames to safety, then Stick sparred with Wolverine in the flames. Wolverine asked Stick how he was there if he was dead, and Stick hinted that he wouldn't let death stop him from fulfilling his destiny.

(Elektra I#1) - Elektra ran across the rooftops of New York City, taunted by her memories, and Stick followed her, pushing her to accept responsibility for her own ghosts and bad decisions.

(Elektra I#2) - As Elektra was overwhelmed by her battle with Bullseye, Stick appeared to her and told her this battle was her fault due to her own stubbornness.

(Wolverine II#111) - Ogun mentally assaulted Logan, offering to resurrect Mariko Yashida, but Stick broke the illusion and told him that the threat of Ogun was why Wolverine had been drawn back to the path in the first place. Wolverine committed to doing right.

(Elektra I#7) - As Elektra was hunted by assassins, Stick taunted her for thinking she could have a normal life.

(Elektra I#8) - Stick showed up to taunt Elektra, calling her a killer, but she simply walked away from him, impressing him.

(Elektra I#14) - Grieving over the death of her protégé Nina McCabe, Elektra sought out Stick and found him warming his hands over a barrel fire in an alley. He told her to go back and finish what she started.

(Elektra I#17) - When Nina was resurrected by the Hand and sent to battle Elektra, Stick appeared to Elektra and encouraged her to let Nina die so she could reclaim herself, then Nina could find her own path, but Elektra refused, choosing to try and save her friend.

(Elektra I#18) - Elektra took Nina to the mountain of the Chaste and she climbed to the base, where Stick knocked Elektra back to the ground while allowing Nina to stay.

(Elektra I#19 (fb) - BTS) - Stick and the others began training Nina, but she soon betrayed them, allowing the Hand and Kuroyama to breach their gates, killing many of their initiates.

(Elektra I#19) - Stick appeared to Elektra in a spectral form, then he pointed toward a wounded member of the Chaste who had just arrived. Stick warned Elektra about her near future. Elektra vowed to restore the Chaste.

(Deadpool IV#45/8) - At a roast for Deadpool, Stick was seated at a table with other blind heroes, including Blindfold, Destiny, Daredevil, Madame Webb, and Shroud. (see comments)


(Contest of Champions III#4 (fb)) - Stick was resurrected officially by the Collector and the Maestro, to be a contestant in their Contest of Champions in Battlerealm.

(All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One#1) - Working for the Collector in a cosmic wager, Maestro summoned Stick to join a team of operatives (on a red team) that would face off against others, working for the Grandmaster (on a yellow team). Stick was sent to face against an alternate reality Venom, and Stick triumphed.

(Contest of Champions III#5 (fb)) - Stick proposed an alliance with the Sentry (who was working for the Grandmaster's team), and he agreed.

(Contest of Champions III#1) - At the Collector's order, Maestro summoned Iron Man to join Stick, Guillotine, Outlaw, and Gamora.

(Contest of Champions III#2) - The Collector summoned Ares from the afterlife. As the others sought to turn against Maestro and the Collector, Stick advised them to wait until they were ready for the fight, but his concerns were mostly ignored.

(Contest of Champions III#3) - Stick stood with the Collector's team and they prepared to face off in Battlerealm against the Grandmaster's team, including Venom, the Void, Bullseye (Elektra), and Joe Fixit, in order to win Iso-8. When Iron Man complained, Collector seemingly killed him, then he sent the rest of the team to battle. Stick, Ares, Gamora, and Guillotine were sent into an arena that represented an apocalyptic New York. Stick disappeared at the beginning of the battle.

(Contest of Champions III#4) - Stick reappeared to battle Bullseye (Elektra) and quickly got the upper hand. The Sentry attacked Stick, who seemingly defeated him, telling his teammates he would reveal how when it was time. Stick knocked out the human form of Venom after Guillotine defeated him, and the entire yellow team was defeated. Maestro recalled the team (minus Gamora) and introduced their new member: Night Thrasher.

(Contest of Champions III#5 (fb)) - Stick had actually convinced Sentry to pretend defeat to aid in their long-term plot.

(Contest of Champions III#5) - Maestro and the Collector sent the red team into another battle, this time in the setting of the Wastelands, and they discovered the yellow team had new member Madame Hydra. During the fight, Stick and Sentry prepared to execute their plan, to open a portal and send everyone back home, but Punisher 2099 discovered them and seemingly disintegrated them.

(Contest of Champions III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Stick drew upon life energies Maestro was channeling with the Iso-Sphere and used it to disguise himself as an elderly Rick Jones, who Maestro believed he had created to be his muse.

(Contest of Champions III#7) - "Jones" watched over Maestro as he made plans for conquest. As the Maestro considered what reality to pull his next operatives from, the Ultimates (Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Captain Marvel, Ms. America, Monica Rambeau) and White Fox attacked. Then they were overwhelmed by Symbioids (symbiote/Void mutates).

(Contest of Champions III#8) - "Jones" watched as the heroes fought the symbiote/Voids, but Maestro ultimately banned the heroes back to Earth while keeping White Fox. He prepared for a new series of contests.

(Contest of Champions III#9) - "Jones" continued to manipulate Maestro and Punisher 2099 as they engaged in their contests, wielding the Iso-Sphere. Maestro briefly threatened to crush "Jones'" skull.

(Contest of Champions III#10) - As Maestro faced defeat, "Jones" revealed himself as Stick, and then he manipulated the energies of the Void/symbiotes to reform his ally the Sentry. A massive battle broke out with heroes form other realities, Maestro was defeated, and Stick returned to England with White Fox, Guillotine, Ares, and Outlaw.

(Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing word of a nefarious Hand plot, Stick contacted Elektra to help him find out more.

(Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers#1/2) - Elektra took Stick to a tomb in Cairo, with Stick pretending he was a dead victim. The Hand recipient there revealed he had the Third Eye of Agamotto and a symbiote there, and that Stick's corpse would be used to lure Daredevil in. After the Hand ninja revealed the plot would expand in the City of Sickles in the Savage Land, Stick revealed he was alive, and Elektra killed the warrior then went on to investigate.

(Daredevil VII#9 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Stick was killed and resurrected in the control of the Hand.

(Daredevil VI#25 (fb)) - Elektra and Stick went on an adventure outside of Jericho, finding an ancient tome that referred to the Fist, a group that had been created to counter the Hand even before the Chaste had been created.

(Daredevil VI#25 (fb) - BTS) - Stick had the text translated, learning more about the Fist prophecy.

(Daredevil VI#25 (fb)) - Stick helped Elektra revive after a near death encounter, then he told her about the text.

(Daredevil VII#12 (fb) - BTS) - Stick sought out Blindspot and appointed him with watching the Siege Infernal, a tunnel in Japan, through which the Beast of the Hand would one day emerge.

(Daredevil VII#1/2) - Elektra, now sharing the identity of Daredevil with Matt Murdock, with both of them now running the Fist, visited Stick on the island of Makanrushi, where the Fist had first formed. When Russian soldiers attacked, Elektra defeated them, but Stick killed them, and Elektra argued they could have been kept captive and alive. Stick made fun of Elektra for her new morals, then they battled. When Elektra bested him in the fight, Stick wondered if these changes were right for her.

(Daredevil VII#4 (fb) - BTS) - Stick took a position working for Elektra, training new recruits (like Muni and Jab) for the Fist.

(Daredevil VII#4) - When Matt arrived with Foggy Nelson and Cole North, he was furious to see Stick there. Matt briefed Stick on the threat of the Hand, led by Aka and the Punisher and teamed with Quinn and Una Stromwyn. Stick countered that while Aka had her own prophecies, he had others, and he believed that Matt and Elektra would chase hell from earth if they could survive the coming trials. After Matt and Elektra defeated the souls of the dead, Stick proclaimed them husband and wife, and the king and queen of the Fist.

(Daredevil VII#5) - Stick explained to the two Daredevils that the Book of the Fist was now giving revelations, and that the Hand was now resurrecting and controlling world leaders.

(Daredevil VII#6 (fb) - BTS) - Daredevil broke several criminals out of prison and brought them to be trained as members of the Fist.

(Daredevil VII#6) - Stick oversaw the physical training of the criminals, and wondered how far the Hand's plans had advanced.

(Daredevil VII#7) - Stick showed Matt and Elektra how the book continued to give new information on the activities of the Hand.

(Daredevil VII#8) - The Fist went to war with the Hand to save Lance Cashman, but Bullet had been killed and resurrected to serve them. Stick condemned Aka for how low she had fallen.

(Daredevil VII#9) - Stick oversaw the intense healing of both Daredevils and other members of the Fist when they were wounded during a battle with the Hand. Then both Stick and Foggy Nelson were revealed to have been plants under the control of the Hand. As they faded away into ash, the Hand attacked.

(Daredevil VII#13 (fb) - BTS) - Stick's soul was trapped in Hell alongside Foggy Nelson and others.

(Daredevil VII#13) - Daredevil arrived in Hell and saved Stick and Foggy, sending them back to the surface to live, as he remained behind to kill the Beast and his demon sister, the Wild.

Comments: Created by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.

It has never been clearly explained why Stick is still alive. He is surrounded by mystic forces with the Chaste and the Hand, and people are resurrected by the Hand all the time, so it doesn't take much to bring Stick back to life, but the story has never been clearly explained. Stick may have simply brought himself back, as he once brought Black Widow back to life.

Some of Stick's origins are difficult to piece together. The mention of him being born blind, of his choice to leave his wife and daughter, of him potentially being the reborn spirit of Yamato-Take (and thus reborn himself as the baby Karen), and of his training at the hands of Master Izo are all belated additions to his origins. The purpose of the Chaste itself, which moves from two members to hundreds, depends on the storyteller as well.

Elektra's origins have been retconned a few times, placing her training with the Chaste after the murder of her father in one account, and as a young child before college in a second account; I think both stories can belong here and Elektra: Root of Evil actually did a decent job at showing both accounts in one story.

There is also the problem with Elektra not even remembering who Stick was when she should actually know him from her first time with the Chaste as a young teenage girl due to retcons. The Chaste (or at least Stick) probably screwed with her mind after she was kicked out the first time.
--Markus Raymond

Stick also appeared in visions to Daredevil in Daredevil I#262 (January, 1989) during the Inferno crossover and in Daredevil I#288 (January, 1991). It is possible that Stick's spirit actually guided Daredevil in these issues, but I am not so sure about that.
--Markus Raymond

Stick shifts haphazardly from the tough teacher who has no faith in Elektra or Daredevil to live up to their promised potential, to the fallen warrior who places his sole hope in the hands of Elektra and Daredevil over and over again.

Stick's inclusion in the Contest of Champions series was particularly shocking. He was a total badass there and basically single-handedly saved the day.

I personally chalk up his appearance in Deadpool IV#45 to the usual Deadpool craziness.
--Markus Raymond

Thanks to additional images and a lot of extra work to Markus Raymond (and some of it still feels off).

Stick has handbook profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#20 (February, 1988), Marvel Encyclopedia: Marvel Knights (2004), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Daredevil (2004) and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#11 (2009).

Profile by Chadman.

Stick should not be confused with:

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#20, p1, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#350, p24, pan6 (face)
Wolverine II#113, p8, pan3 (young, with Ancient One)
Daredevil I#500, p8, pan3 (young, in white)
Daredevil I#190, p6, pan5 (old master)
Elektra I#18, p5, pan3 (life after death)
Contest of Champions II#5, p18, pan3 (glowing with energy)
Contest of Champions II#9, p13, pan2 (posing as "old Rick Jones")

Daredevil I#176-177 (November-December, 1981) - Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#187-190 (October, 1982-January, 1983) - Frank Miller (writer), Klaus Janson (artist), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#225 (December, 1985) - Denny O'Neil (writer), David Mazzucchelli (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#226 (January, 1986) - Frank Miller, Denny O'Neil (Writers), David Mazzucchelli (penciler), Dennis Janke (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Elektra: Assassin#1 (August, 1986) - Frank Miller (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (artist), Jim Shooter (editor)
Daredevil I#254 (May, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#1-3 (October-December, 1993) - Frank Miller (writer) John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear#5 (February, 1994) - Frank Miller (writer) John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Elektra: Root of Evil#1-3 (March-May, 1995) - D.G. Chichester (writer)Scott McDaniel (penciler), Hector Collazo (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#348 (January, 1996) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Bill Reinhold (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Daredevil I#349 (February, 1996) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Daredevil I#350 (March, 1996) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Ron Wagner (penciler), Bill Reinhold (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#100 (April, 1996) - Larry Hama (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#105 (September, 1996) - Larry Hama (writer), Val Semeiks (penciler), Chad Hunt, Vince Russell, Harry Candelario (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Elektra I#1-2 (November-December, 1996) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (artist), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#111 (March, 1997) - Larry Hama (writer), Anthony Winn (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Elektra I#7 (May, 1997) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Wolverine II#113 (May, 1997) - Larry Hama (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (penciler), Edgar Tadeo (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Elektra I#8 (June, 1997) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Elektra I#-1 (July, 1997) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Elektra I#14 (January, 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler), Scott Koblish (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Elektra I#17-19 (April-June 1998) - Larry Hama (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (penciler), Scott Koblish (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Daredevil: Ninja#1-3 (December, 2000-February, 2001) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Rob Haynes (artist), Joe Quesada (editor)
Elektra II#19 (February, 2003) - Greg Rucka (writer), Carlos Meglia (artist), Joe Quesada (editor)
Daredevil II#91 (January, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Gaudiano (inker), Joe Quesada (editor)
Daredevil I#500/1 (October, 2009) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano (pencilers), Klaus Janson (inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Daredevil III#25 (June, 2013) - Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Deadpool IV#45/8 (June, 2015) - Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan (writers), Scott Koblish (artit), Jordan White (editor)
All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One#1 (December, 2015) - Al Ewing (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Contest of Champions III#1-6 (December, 2015-May, 2016) - Al Ewing (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Contest of Champions III#7-8 (June-July, 2016) - Al Ewing (writer), Richard Marcelius (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Contest of Champions III#9-10 (August-September, 2016) - Al Ewing (writer), Paco Medina, Rhoald Marcelius (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Daredevil VI#1 (April, 2019) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Free Comic Book Day: Avengers 2019#1/2 (July, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil VI#25 (January, 2021) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#29 (May, 2021) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil: The Woman Without Fear#1 (March, 2022) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Rafael De Latorre (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VII#1/2 (September, 2022) - (Chip Zdarsky (writer), Rafael De Latorre (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VII#6 (February, 2023) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Rafael de Latorre (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VII#7 (March, 2023) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Rafael de Latorre, Marco Checchhetto (artists), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VII#8 (April, 2023) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VII#9 (May, 2023) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Manuel Garcia (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VII#13 (September, 2023) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)

First Posted: 01/21/2020
Last updated: 09/19/2023

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