The 10 Best Easter Eggs From Daredevil Season 3

Season 3 of the Marvel/Netflix series that started it all, Daredevil, has finally arrived! Of course, that means plenty of clever winks and nods to not only the comic book source material but to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well.

We here at Epicstream have compiled a list of what we feel are the 10 best Easter eggs from Daredevil Season 3. Check them out, and then let us know in the comments section if you caught all of these.

  1. Wilson Fisk Becomes the Kingpin

    The evolution of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk has been one of the most fascinating aspects of Daredevil to date. However, in Season 3, we finally witness Fisk transform into the Kingpin proper, both in appearance and in name. As early as Episode 3, we see Fisk sporting a comic-book-accurate white suit, albeit in a hallucination, and in Episode 9, Dex reveals that Fisk has adopted the “Kingpin” moniker as his new codename. 

  2. Hallway Beatdown

    Epic, knock-down-drag-out fights in hallways have become a staple of the Marvel/Netflix series, beginning all the way back in Daredevil Season 1. In Episode 4, though, the show dials things up to 11 with a prison corridor melee that lasts just over 11 minutes, all shot in one single take!

  3. Taxicab Coffin

    After surviving the aforementioned prison fight, Matt takes respite in the backseat of a taxicab. However, when he comes to, he realizes the driver isn’t the same man who brought him to the prison in the first place. The man, clearly one of Fisk's agents, then jumps out of the moving vehicle as it crashes into the East River with Matt still in the back, which is a moment that’s ripped straight from the pages of the acclaimed “Born Again” storyline that Season 3 borrows many plot points from.

  4. A Nod to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    The framed article clippings on the walls of the New York Bulletin have always been a source of connective tissue that ties the Marvel/Netflix shows to not only each other but to the MCU films. When we see Karen’s office this season, though, there’s a new headline hanging on the wall; one that reads, “Blackout Cripples NY.” This, of course, appears to be a nod to Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which saw the Watchdogs use EMPs to cause blackouts in major metropolitan areas in an attempt to frame the Inhumans.  

  5. Spider-Men

    Spider-Man and Daredevil have a long and storied history with one another in the comics, but because we have a Spider-Man in the MCU films and a Daredevil on Marvel Television, the likelihood of them crossing paths in live-action is questionable, at best. Nevertheless, in Episode 12, we do get a slight nod to not just one Spider-Man but two. Hanging on the wall of Fogwell’s Gym is a sign promoting a boxing match between “Parker” and “Morales,” which is most definitely a reference to Peter Parker and Miles Morales.

  6. Daredevils

    In Episode 6, we get our first real encounter between Daredevil and Bullseye. However, while Matt is sporting his black costume from Season 1, Dex is decked out in a full replica of the red suit Melvin Potter originally made for Matt. This concept has a two-fold connection to the comics because not only has Bullseye masqueraded as the Man Without Fear in the past but in “Born Again,” Fisk hired a different man to dress up as Daredevil and fight Matt. In fact, the person who commissioned Potter to make the duplicate costume was Felix Manning, much like we see in the show. And speaking of Potter…

  7. Shades of Gladiator

    In the comics, Melvin Potter is the villain known as Gladiator, who wears gauntlets fitted with large, titanium, circular blades. Since Season 1, we’ve seen nods to Potter’s comic book counterpart in the form of circular saw blades in his workshop, but in Season 3, he puts them to use more so than ever before in his fight against Matt, as both handheld and projectile weapons.

  8. Father Lantom’s Death

    The fight between Daredevil and Bullseye in the church in Episode 10 results in arguably the most tragic moment of the entire season: the death of Father Lantom. However, while this scene is highly evocative of the “Guardian Devil” storyline, the show takes some noticeable liberties. For instance, in the comics, it’s Karen who’s killed by Bullseye in the church, and the scene where she cradles Matt in her arms after the fight is actually a reversal of what takes place in the source material. Nevertheless, it’s still a brilliant homage to “Guardian Devil.”

  9. Bullseye Born

    After Daredevil and Bullseye’s final brawl, the latter is left paralyzed due to a shattered spine. This happens in the comics, as well, after Daredevil allows the villain to fall from a rooftop after he murdered Elektra. After the fall, though, Bullseye has Adamantium surgically grafted to his bones to help him recover, which we get a hint of when we see Dex being operated on in the final episode. As a matter of fact, that brings us to our final Easter egg…

  10. A Surprising X-Men Connection

    In the comics, the man who performs the aforementioned surgery on Bullseye is the X-Men villain Lord Dark Wind, whose real name is Kenji Oyama. That being said, can you guess the name of the surgeon we see operating on Dex? That’s right – Dr. Oyama.

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