- From: Marvel Comics
We request that you try to not think about Elektra’s appearances in movie form. Perhaps you could think of her use in the Daredevil and Defenders show though. In those shows, like in the comics, Elektra is often portrayed as a well-trained assassin. She often wields a twin pair of sai as her primary weapons but is known to use several others. She does appear first as the primary love interest of Matt Murdock (Daredevil), but they are usually portrayed as romantic partners that simply do not work. There is an attraction due to both being gifted, well-trained fighters. Along with their shared history as kids.
However, Daredevil might be willing to beat down thugs to near death. Yet Elektra does not mind ending lives at all. Her overly violent nature makes working with her nearly impossible for Daredevil. Yet it also sometimes puts them in direct conflict with one another. Elektra is also someone who uses her gifts to take on odd mercenary jobs too. This routinely puts her in the crosshairs of many powerful people but also results in death wherever she goes. Of course, she is not a monster and does do a lot of good. How she goes about it is the problem, which is why she ranks as one of the best comic book antiheroes in comic book history.