November 19, 2017

Bullseye

Bullseye

Bullseye

Real Name: Lester (No known last name)

First Appearance: Daredevil #131

Powers: No real powers. Possesses the ability to use anything as a deadly projectile.

Affiliation: Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, Kingpin’s criminal organization

Enemies: Daredevil, Elektra

Did You Know: Bullseye was portrayed by Colin Farrell in 2003’s Daredevil.

A Little History

Making his first appearance in Daredevil 131 in 1986, Bullseye is shown to be a deadly assassin who has the unique ability to throw any projectile with pinpoint accuracy.

Bullseye grew up in the Bronx, New York. He was raised by his abusive father and lived with his brother. He had such a hatred for his father that he actually started a fire at his home with the purpose to kill him. As a consequence of his failed attempt at murder, he was placed in a foster home.

While there he took to the sport of baseball. Upon throwing a few pitches, he realized that he possessed natural ability in the sport. He was so good that he was offered a chance to play in the Majors. In his first outing, he nearly pitched a perfect game but just as he was facing the final batter, he asked to be taken out of the game. When asked why he replied by saying that it was too easy. The coach, unwilling to grant his request kept him in the game. The opposing batter mocked Bullseye, even going as far as to call him a coward.

He then threw the pitch directly at his skull, killing the batter.

Throughout his existence as an assassin, he would garner a reputation for perfect accuracy and his desire to kill without emotion. It was at a circus that he would meet his mortal enemy, Daredevil. Their battle resulted in a victory for Bullseye, however, unlike many other targets, he did not kill Daredevil.

This semi-victory hurt his ego and credibility as an assassin. To gain it back, he issued a challenge to Daredevil. This time, instead of winning the battle, he lost.

Because he could not defeat Daredevil like his many other targets, he became his personal obsession. He lived, breathed, and dreamed thinking of ways to exact his revenge. Looking to bring closure to his obsession, after learning that Elektra was the former lover to Daredevil, he made it his mission to kill her. And he did just that.

Title Image © Marvel
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