Heroes Unmasked: How secret are secret identities?

The Devil's Overdue

Oh well, there's always paralegal work.
Oh well, there's always paralegal work.
Photo courtesy Marvel Comics

Comic book hero: Daredevil

Secret identity: Matt Murdock, lawyer

Allies aware of his secret identity: The Black Cat, The Black Panther, The Black Widow, Luke Cage, Captain America, Dr. Strange, Milla Donovan (girlfriend), Echo, Elektra, Falcon, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Lora (friend of Milla Donovan), Moondragon, Nick Fury, Foggy Nelson, Ivan Petrovitch (Black Widow's mentor), Cecelia Reyes, Reed Richards, Sister Maggie (Daredevil's mother), Spider-Man, Stick, Nathanial Taggart, Tork, Ben Urich

Enemies aware of his secret identity: Bullseye, Crossbones, Vanessa Fisk (Kingpin's Wife), John Garrett, Kingpin, Mephisto, Micah Synn, Mr. Fear, Silke, Typhoid Mary, Voodoo Priest Mambo

Total: 36

Chances of being exposed in the near future: Inevitable. A tabloid once exposed Matt as Daredevil which led to him eventually faking his own death. Recently, the villain Silke revealed that Matt Murdock is Daredevil in order to cut a deal with the FBI. While the government military organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. is attempting to keep this information secret, a desperate agent sells out Daredevil to the Daily Bugle Newspaper. In response to a front page outing, Matt Murdock held a press conference stating that he is not Daredevil and continues to deny that he is the man without fear. With the list of high caliber villains that know DD's identity and the number of times he's been publicly unmasked, it's going to take a deal with the devil to keep the law offices of Murdock and Nelson open much longer.

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