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Daredevil Season 4 Theory: Matt is Slowly Losing His Superhuman Senses

Matt is Slowly Losing His Superhuman Senses

Earlier this week, reports of a fourth season of the critically acclaimed Daredevil series took the internet by storm. With Charlie Cox reprising his role as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, fans couldn’t be any happier than this. Moreover, it has also been reported that the series will be helmed by Covert Affairs writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman.

Daredevil Season 4 possibility
Daredevil Season 4 possibility

After having a critically acclaimed run on the streaming platform Netflix, Daredevil, and other related Marvel shows had their exodus to join the larger MCU via Disney+. While it is yet to be seen if Disney+ can recreate the grittiness of the previous seasons, an exciting fan theory has emerged regarding Daredevil’s failing superhuman senses.

Why Daredevil’s Superhuman Senses Are Failing?

Daredevil season 3
Daredevil season 3

During the first season, we saw Daredevil doing some amazing things with his senses. He could even tell if someone was lying based on their heart rates. But during Daredevil season 2 the Punisher shoots him in the head. Though his helmet saves him,  it temporarily throws his senses off. After that shot to the head, he seems to never replicate his abilities in season one. The shot to his head is assumed to be permanent damage. This resulted in his loss of senses and not being as sharp as they were in season one and being wildly inconsistent. What do you think about it?

Daredevil’s origins follow a childhood car accident that gave him special abilities. To protect himself, Matt started training to sharpen his physical abilities and superhuman senses. Daredevil’s origins follow a childhood car accident that gave him special abilities. Daredevil can also identify someone by their unique body odor. And he can remember it for future use. He even used the power to determine the difference between twins. He can also use a person’s body odor to track them for days, even weeks.

Daredevil lost senses
Daredevil lost senses

Kevin Feige has confirmed that Charlie Cox will stay on as Matt Murdock in the MCU. He previously played Daredevil on Netflix. In the wake of the finale, EW had many questions about what the ending meant for Matt. Including the show’s future, and more. Erik Oleson answered most of them:

“One of the goals I had for season 3 was I wanted the audience to experience, not watch the show. What I me

Daredevil losing his senses in fourth season
Matthew Murdock/Daredevil

an by that is I wanted to employ the techniques of deep point of view, where you are in the head of the characters and experiencing the events and the decisions the characters make as if you are the character. You’re not watching it from a distant crane shot that’s beautiful graphically but is all about the spectacle. I wanted that to be the approach for season 3, to really get into the characters’ heads.”

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Written by Shreeparna Das