Daredevil Season Two Speculation: Will the Punisher kill Elektra?
Daredevil was one of my favorite shows of 2015. I’ve watched it several times, even with the audio commentary for blind viewers(think GraphicAudio, only a little less descriptive). For this article I’ll be examining some speculation regarding the upcoming second season. I’ll be spoiling at least some major plot points of Season One so if you’re not caught up, come back later.
The inaugural season took big chances and killed off some very promising characters(Wesley and Ben Urich in particular), but those flirtations with danger worked out and we were given some high quality entertainment. In the event that the show was poorly received, things were resolved well enough for us to be able to visualize Matt, Foggy and Karen moving on to an entirely new chapter of their lives together. Thankfully that didn’t happen and we’ll be along for the ride with these characters for a while longer.
The trailers for Season Two have been incredible, and they introduce a number of new characters. The two biggest additions are John Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher, and Elodi Yung as Elektra Natchios, two well known characters who have seen their fair share of tragedy in the comics.
There’s been speculation that not only will Elektra die this upcoming season, but that the Punisher might be the one to kill her off. Although Elektra does die in the comics a number of times it’s been at the hand of Bullseye, one of Daredevil’s biggest enemies, and The Hand among others. Having the Punisher kill her is a pretty bold move which fits with what they’ve been doing with the series so far, but I don’t think it’ll go down like that. John Bernthal is a fantastic actor and there are already rumors of him being tapped to reprise Frank Castle in a standalone series.
The Punisher is clearly NOT a straight up hero, but he does have a code. I guess you could compare it in a way to Dexter’s “Code of Harry”. Guilty people get it. Innocent people don’t.
This brings us back to Elektra herself. Going by the comics she’s no saint either, and I fully expect her to be played very close to that in this series. She and Frank will almost certainly come to blows, but will they be murderous for either of them? Again, my opinion is no.
Still, what if they are? What is The Punisher does indeed kill Elektra? Let’s mess around with the idea for a while…
There are a couple of ways this could happen:
Frank could kill her as retribution for a murder or murders she commits. It would be in line with his character’s “code” Chances are Daredevil wouldn’t accept this unless he saw her commit murder and was resigned to the fact that she had to die. Anything other than that, and he probably goes after The Punisher.
Someone else, perhaps even The Hand, kills her and Frank is framed for her murder. The character then goes on to hunt down the real killer in his own series. This would be pretty entertaining and certainly lead to cameos from Daredevil. From the trailers for Season Two, we already know Frank and Matt throw down at least once, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen again, right?
She could be killed by Frank by accident, serving as the impetus for him to reexamine his methods. We saw him somewhat unhinged during one of the trailers, telling a beaten Daredevil “You know you’re only one bad day away from being me.”
She might even manage to survive this season, who knows? Personally, I think it might be a resurrected Nobu who ends up doing the deed. That’s all for my thoughts here, what are yours? Leave a comment down below!