Elektra is a character in Marvel universe who has been portrayed as both a villain and anti-hero.
Elektra began as a villain and love interest of the Marvel hero Daredevil. She has grown in popularity appeared in numerous titles and two movies. Her full name is Elektra Natchios but is known by her first name. Elodie Yung will play Elektra in season 2 of the Daredevil Netflix series.
Elektra was played by Jennifer Gardner in the film Daredevil as well as the follow up picture Elektra. Neither film was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Frank Miller created and ironically killed off Elektra during his famous run on Daredevil. He has asked for the character not to be brought back or used. Marvel obeyed this wish for a time keeping the character dead for many years however has since resurrected the character.
First Appearance: Daredevil #168
Elektra's mother is killed by assassin as she is born. She is raised by her well to do father Hugo Natchios along with her older brother. As a child she is attacked by assassins and this time they are killed by her brother who is a martial artist. Her Father decides that Elektra must learn to defend herself and places her in intensive martial arts.
The family moves to NY when her father lands an ambassador position. Elektra goes to college in NY and begins dating fellow student Matthew Murdoch. Unknown to her Matthew moonlights as the street crime fighter known as Daredevil.
|Elektra and Stick|
Hand. They train her into one of their best operatives. However, when leaves the group to become a solo mercenary the Hand want her dead.
She becomes one of the assassins of the Kingpin. She battles Bullseye to decide who will become the Kingpin's primary assassin and he kills her (Daredevil #181).
Elektra remained dead for a quite awhile. It is said that Frank Miller the creator and writer of the Daredevil series never wanted her to come back. She has now came back numerous times however.
Elektra died again in the New Avengers series and this time her body reverted into the form of Skrull. This was the revelation that reveals that Skrulls are on Earth posing as Earth heroes.
Elodie Yung will play Elektra in season 2 of the Daredevil Netflix series. Elodie had previously played the ninja Jinx in G.I. Joe Retaliation.
|Image of Elodie Yung as Elektra in Daredevil S2|
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