"No one can escape from destiny."
Nobu Yoshioka[src]

The Attack on the Hand was an open confrontation that pitted the organization known as the Hand against Daredevil and Elektra.


For years, the Hand had attempted to find the Black Sky, a person considered to be their future leader. Their rivals, the Chaste, were forced to declare war in order to prevent them from achieving their goal.[2]

Several members of the Chaste went on to recruit future soldiers. One of those members was the martial arts master Stick, who trained Matt Murdock[3] and Elektra Natchios.[4]

Several years later, Murdock embarked on a one-man crusade against the crime syndicates who had taken advantage of "the incident" and ruled Hell's Kitchen[5].

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The Devil of Hell's Kitchen

Meanwhile, Elektra stayed behind to help Stick find the Black Sky. At one point, the two tried to enlist Murdock's aid, but he refused.[6]

When Stick was kidnapped by the Hand's leader Nobu Yoshioka, the latter revealed that Elektra was the Black Sky.[4]

After Murdock and Elektra helped Stick escape, Yoshioka decided to lure Elektra into a trap by abducting citizens Murdock helped as Daredevil.[7]


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Springing the Trap

Alerted by Detective Brett Mahoney about the abductions, Daredevil successfully managed to track down the hostages to a remote location. Before he could rescue them, however, Hand ninjas attacked him.

Elektra arrived to help her former lover, but the two were forced to make their way to the roof after being severely outnumbered.

Certain that they would not survive, Daredevil declared his love for Elektra and promised her that, if they survived, he would help her elude the Hand.[7]

The Final Showdown

"This time, you piece of shit, stay down."
Stick to Nobu Yoshioka[src]

Facing their destiny, Elektra and Daredevil went to the rooftop in order to fight Yoshioka and his group of Hand ninjas. While Daredevil fought Nobu, Elektra killed any ninja that who stood in her way. Daredevil and Elektra fought Yoshioka, but were easily subdued by the master assassin. 

Yoshioka attempted to stab Daredevil with Elektra's sai, but inadvertently killed her and was forced to watch as she died in Daredevil's arms.


Stick stabs and beheads Nobu Yoshioka

Blinded by rage, Daredevil attacked Yoshioka only to be restrained by arriving ninjas. Suddenly, Punisher appeared and used his rifle to kill the ninjas before watching as Daredevil and Yoshioka fought each other.

Daredevil eventually overpowered Yoshioka and used his billy club to throw Yoshioka to his death. Yoshioka survived but was confronted by Stick, who proceeded to behead and kill his nemesis.[7]


Stick and Matt Murdock staged a private funeral for Elektra, which they both attended. Castle, meanwhile, decided to leave his past behind and continued his path as the Punisher.

Unbeknownst to all, the Hand exhumed Elektra's body and dressed it before placing the corpse in a stone coffin designed to resurrect her.[7]


  1. This event cannot be much longer than a month before Christmas, December 25th, as Murdock still has cuts and bruises from the battle then, so at the earliest it is November. However, Just to Get a Rep has to be after the Attack on Metro-General Hospital, which is 3 nights before this event. DWYCK shows the date to be December 1st, and Just to Get a Rep is a while before that, so at the latest as well this is November.
  2. Daredevil: 2.08: Guilty as Sin
  3. Daredevil: 1.07: Stick
  4. 4.0 4.1 Daredevil: 2.12: The Dark at the End of the Tunnel
  5. Daredevil: 1.13: Daredevil
  6. Daredevil: 2.09: Seven Minutes in Heaven
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Daredevil: 2.13: A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen