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Netflix Defenders-Verse Characters Most Likely To Never Join MCU

While the Kingpin and Daredevil did hint at the MCU integrating the Netflix Defenders-Verse, not every character could be that lucky. Some of the Defenders-verse characters will never join the MCU.

Ben Ulrich

Ben Ulrich

An ace reporter with a penchant for seeking the truth, Ben Ulrich is one of the good guys. He was actually so good that the Kingpin personally paid him a visit. When Ultrich refused to relent, Wilson Fisk strangled Ulrich with his own hands. As much as we would want Ultrich to join the MCU, it looks like his death is permanent in the Defenders-Verse. Now that Matt Murdock is a part of the MCU via No Way Home, the Netflix shows and their events have been quietly integrated into the MCU manifest. If that is the case, Ulrich’s death is permanent and we will never see that legendary Ultrich-DFaredevil interaction in the MCU in the future.

Kilgrave

Kilgrave

Purple Man is arguably the best Netflix Defenders-Verse villain after Wilson Fisk. His ability to literally get under people’s skin is uncanny. The actor even had an incredible screen presence. Kilgrave was the one who almost pushed Jessica over the edge. In the season 1 finale of Jessica Jones, Jessica kills Kilgrave, ending his reign of terror. With the Purple Man now dead, the only way he could return now is in a flashback or as part of Jessica Jones’ psyche. He could be a hallucination, coaxing Jessica from inside her mind. But that is most likely never going to happen so Kilgrave is out of the picture.

The Punisher

Frank Castle

To be frank (no pun intended), there are a lot of rumors about jon Bernthal becoming a part of the MCU. The popular Defenders-Verse hero has a very loyal fan following. But there are factors that are preventing the Punisher from making his MCU mark. Frank Castle plays judge, jury, and executioner in the Netflix show. And even by Moon Knight standards, the show is still too violent for Marvel Studios’ target audiences’ tastes. With the recent change in the Punisher logo and symbol in Marvel Comics, chances are very bleak for Frank Castle coming to the MCU.

Stick

Stick

Now that Daredevil is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we wonder what other tales and characters from the Netflix Defenders-Verse show could be incorporated. Stick was a vital part of Matt Murdock’s childhood post his father’s death. Stick is the closest thing he has had to a father. He is also the link that connects Daredevil with The Hand, the evil organization Matt Murdock fought tooth and nail in season 2 of Daredevil. Stick was killed by Elektra in the second season but it would be interesting how the MCU integrates the character into their fold.

Elektra

Elektra

A dangerous friend/enemy of Matt Murdock, Elektra is a deadly fighter and martial artist. She was trained by the same guy who trained Matt – Stick. There is no doubt that true Marvel fans would want Elektra Natchios to come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But her death in the Defenders-Verse would prevent that from happening. Elektra died at the end of The Defenders Season 1. She has already been resurrected once in the defenders-Verse. The MCU will most likely not do it again because that story element would get repetitive. It is such a crying shame we would not be able to see this master assassin at work in the MCU.

Misty Knight

Misty Knight

Mercedes “Misty” Knight was once an obscure Marvel character. She was pushed to the frontlines after the events of Luke Cage. By the time the second season aired, Misty Knight became one of the most layered and well-developed Defenders-Verse characters. She was supposed to get her own show but Netflix canned that project. That was because they had to cancel all their Marvel content. Misty Knight could have made for a good addition to the MCU but the relative obscurity of the character means Marvel would probably look the other way.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!