20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Daredevil

19. Daredevil Inspired The Creation Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

When Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Daredevil was their main inspiration. Not only did the duo take inspiration from Miller's style, but their origin story depicted a young boy saving an old man and being blinded by radioactive chemicals, an almost shot for shot retelling of how Matt Murdock became Daredevil. One of those containers would of course spill into the sewer, thereby creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their sensei Splinter (who was named after Daredevil's mentor, Stick). Even the foursome's main foes The Foot Clan were inspired by The Hand. Despite all of this, various inter company politics have meant that they've never once teamed up.
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