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Drawing Crazy Patterns - Daredevil's Dead Girlfriends

4. Glorianna O'Breen

Introduced in Daredevil #205 (by Denny O'Neil, William Johnson and Danny Bulanadi), Glorianna O'Breen shows up and stays in Matt's place...

He helps her get her own place, and he asks her out...

They have a pretty chaste relationship...

Their relationship began to taper off at the end of O'Neil's run, but they officially break up in the first part of Born Again, as Matt's life is falling apart around him (She ends up getting together with Foggy)...

She eventually leaves the book during Nocenti's run to pursue her photography career. She is gone for nearly a hundred issues, before she is brought back to be killed off in D.G. Chichester's final storyline, a story so bad that he used a fake name (Alan Smithee) for it, where Kruel, who is perhaps the least memorable Daredevil villain ever, just throws her out of a window...

That is a messed up death.

5. Maya Lopez

Introduced in Daredevil #9 by David Mack, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti, Maya Lopez has the ability to copy other people's abilities, which makes her a piano virtuoso...

as well as a boxing champ...

The Kingpin killed her father and then kept track of her since she was a kid. She begins to date Matt Murdock...

But then the Kingpin lies to her and convinces her that Daredevil killed her dad, so she fights him as the vigilante known as Echo (because she can "echo" people's abilities). She wears a handprint on her face in honor of the bloody handprint her father left as she died.

When she learns that Matt IS Daredevil, she realizes Kingpin must be lying to her, so she turns on Kingpin (she ends up blinding him). She leaves Matt at this time, though, as she has to find herself now that her father has been avenged...

She ends up as a member of the New Avengers. She drifts away from superherodom after a while and ends up in Los Angeles. Once there, she gets sucked back into the superhero game by Moon Knight. The two of them take on Count Nefaria, and he kills her in Moon Knight #9 (by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev)...

Matt's ex-wife Milla Donovan had to go to a mental institution to avoid being killed! She and Black Widow are the only MAJOR girlfriends of Matt's to still be alive (he's had a few minor girlfriends here and there, like Foggy Nelson's sister and I guess Typhoid Mary sort of counts). Currently, Matt is dating his fellow lawyer Kirsten McDuffie and writer Mark Waid is having a little fun with Matt's constant worrying over her safety (although, as it turns out, she sometimes gets into trouble based on people wanting revenge on HER for what she did as an assistant district attorney, as someone strikes out at Daredevil to get to HER. It's a cute bit).

Okay, that's it for this installment! If YOU have a suggestion for a future Drawing Crazy Patterns, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com! Don't make suggestions in the comments section.

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