- "I'll call in the DA, but you take that tone with me again, I don't care if you're blind, I'll kick the shit out of you."
- ―Christian Blake to Matt Murdock
Christian Blake was a corrupt detective who worked for the New York City Police Department. Stationed in the 15th Precinct Police Station, he secretly worked for Wilson Fisk, but was later assassinated by Fisk in an attempt to publicly discredit Daredevil.
Working for Wilson Fisk
- "That's what I pay them for, isn't it?"
- ―Wilson Fisk
Blake and Carl Hoffman were put in charge of a murder case in which Karen Page had been found after seemingly murdering her co-worker Daniel Fisher in her apartment. Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson were assigned as her lawyers. Page was released from prison when a prison guard attempted to murder her in her prison cell. Blake and Hoffman were left with no choice but to allow Nelson and Murdock to take her from the prison; although Blake threatened to beat up Murdock if he continued talking down to him. It was later proven that Page was innocent.
A few days later, Piotr was being interviewed by Blake and Carl Hoffman after he was arrested, trying to kill the man in the mask. Blake and Hoffman told Piotr that he was going to be in prison for life because they had discovered the body of a shot blind man in a nearby taxi cab. Blake told him that he needed to reveal some detailed information to avoid persecution. Piotr revealed that he worked for Wilson Fisk; upon hearing this, Blake and Hoffman debated on who was going to take the hit. Hoffman was chosen and Blake struck him in the face. Hoffman watched as Blake then killed Piotr, while he called on his police radio that Piotr tried to take his gun.
James Wesley sent Blake a text with the locations of the warehouses owned by the Russians that would be exploded, in order for Blake and his unit to arrive shortly afterwards and kill any survivors. Blake was confronted by the masked man for the death of Piotr; as the masked man began to break his arm, Blake alerted him that the Russians believed he was responsible for the death of Anatoly Ranskahov. The masked man then knocked Blake out, stole his cellphone and later used it to try to find Vladimir Ranskahov.
War with the Russians
- "You find anyone alive, shoot 'em in the head."
- ―Christian Blake
Blake and Carl Hoffman inspected one of the four buildings destroyed in the Bombing of Hell's Kitchen. He found a Russian thug critically injured but alive; Blake asked him where Vladimir Ranskahov would go, since Ranskahov was not killed in the destruction. The thug knew nothing, even after Blake tortured him. Blake then shot him in the head and ordered all other police officers there to shoot in the head all Russian survivors.
Blake later responded to Officer Sullivan's distress call when he was attacked by the man in the mask in a warehouse. Blake ordered his men to surround the warehouse where the man, Ranskahov, and Sullivan were holed up. They were approached by Ben Urich who had arrived to investigate the story; he asked Blake and Carl Hoffman for a statement but they gave him nothing but sarcasm. When Urich asked if it was true that the masked man had taken the young officer hostage, Blake demanded to know where he got his information from; however Urich did not betray any of his sources.
When the television film crews arrived, Blake mocked Urich by telling him that his breed of journalism no longer mattered in the world of television. Urich remained confident and claimed he still had a lot of good stories in him and Blake and Hoffman would likely end up in one of them soon. Blake called for a S.W.A.T. team to stand ready outside the building to execute Sullivan and the masked man, only to be questioned by Urich, who noted that there made been no hostage negotiations. While Blake tried to push Urich out of the area, he was shot in the shoulder by a sniper under Wilson Fisk's ordersn.
Betrayed and Murdered
- "I need you to listen to me, we may not have much time. Whatever your partner just injected you with has already reached your heart, you're going to be dead soon. But you can make the man responsible for this pay for what he has done. Tell me everything you know about Wilson Fisk"
- ―The man in the mask to Christian Blake
Blake fell into a coma after his shooting and eventually woke up in the hospital a few days later. Fearing he would be assassinated, Blake was put under armed guard while he stayed at the hospital. Carl Hoffman came to visit him, but in reality he had been sent by Wilson Fisk to assassinate him to ensure Blake did not reveal Fisk's part in his shooting. Hoffman injected Blake with poison but was attacked by the masked man moments afterwards. As Blake felt the effects of the poison quickly killing him, he revealed to the masked man Fisk's plans and vital information to bring down his organization before dying.
As shown in “Into the Ring”, as well as the likes of “A World on Fire” and “Condemned”, Blake could be a truly and sincerely extremely obnoxiously rude, aggressive, defensive, short-tempered, easily-agitated, easily-set-off, arrogant, pompous, prideful, derogatory, derisive, disrespectful, impatient, eccentric, insulting, sarcastic and vulgar individual. Whereas Carl Hoffman initially simply remained calm, quite, polite and respectful during Murdock and Nelson’s verbal confrontation occurred in which Murdock offered to ensure that he and Nelson would hopefully persuade Karen Page to not share to all media within New York City about how she was almost killed in exchange for her release into the custody of Murdock and Nelson, Blake tried to outsmart the two lawyers by asking them how they knew she was not being charged - to which Murdock irritatedly explained how so along with his at-the-Time-partner Nelson - and whilst at least Carl Hoffman politely suggested that Murdock wait until morning to speak to Farnum, it was when Murdock irritatedly made clear his desire to not have to ask again for his client Karen Page to be released into his and Nelson’s custody along with the two law officers’ attempts to outsmart them with questions and comments, etc., whilst Carl Hoffman managed to quietly whisper something into Blake’s ears, that Blake gave Murdock an angry look - and after whatever was so Was respectively whispered into his ear by his partner Hoffman, had seemingly yet still somehow yet seemingly reluctantly agreed to call a DA in but threatened that if Murdock were to “take that tone” with him again, he would beat up Murdock without care about whether or not Murdock was blind whilst using vulgarity in the process. This also seems to be what would suggest that despite being under payroll of The Kingpin Birthname Wilson Fisk, even before becoming so, Blake had a severe case of Power Complex - issues involving a mentality leading Blake to think that just because of his detective rank as a law officer combined with his badge to prove it along with his position and position’s title he therefore had the freedom to do whatever he liked to do and get away with It in the process - including ignoring law officer protocols. Also furthermore, in regards to Blake having an extremely short temper, he seemed to be prone to often being set off by even the slightest of even just self-perceived types of slightest of criticisms, when he even perceived he was being condescended, etc., and would lash out at anyone in front of him - even his partner Carl Hoffman when the latter described a few minor things to Ben Urich whilst reminding Hoffman to not speak of such things they were expected to keep secret whilst vulgarly asking what was wrong with him. Blake verbally lashed out at Urich when the latter spoke of him not bringing up any hostage negotiations when the former and his partner attempted take over of the building the at-the-time-unnamed-and-dressed-completely-in-black-masked man and Vladimir Ranskahov were in, and whilst Hoffman simply described Urich as a “funny guy” Blake took the likes of it to the extreme by badmouthing, derogating and deriding Urich and telling him of how things were so like Urich not mattering anymore whilst implying the likes of him were on the verge of extinction in the fashion of the dinosaurs before the K-12 Extinction Event, sarcastically condescending Urich, etc., and as he, Hoffman and their groups secured building perimeters, etc., Blake proceeded to sarcastically, insultingly and vulgarilly tell one of the law officers outside his and Hoffman’s groups, teams, etc., to “try not to” wet himself. Despite these qualities, Blake did not take kindly to the fact that The Kingpin Birthname Wilson Fisk for his arranging for the former to be wounded upon being shot at by a sniper hired to do so under the latter’s orders and the latter’s coercion and bribing of the former’s partner Hoffman into injecting poison in his hospital bed’s hospital tubes, as indicated when the at-the-time-unknown masked vigilante knocked Hoffman out despite it being too late for Blake by then and asked for everything Blake knew of the at-the-time-plans of Wilson Fisk AKA The Kingpin - which was what Blake exactly did before he died. Blake’s death was what would later influence his partner Hoffman into confessing of their involvement in The Kingpin Birthname Wilson Fisk’s activites during those events.
- SIG-Sauer P226: The SIG-Sauer P226 is one of the standard weapons of the New York City Police Department, and Blake carried it as his service weapon. He used it to kill Piotr during an interrogation for revealing Wilson Fisk's name, tried to grab it when the man in the mask attacked him outside the 15th Precinct Police Station, and used it again to kill any Russians that survived the Bombing of Hell's Kitchen.
- New York City Police Department
- Wilson Fisk - Employer
- James Wesley †
- Ben Urich †
- Piotr † - Victim
- Ivan † - Victim
- Nelson and Murdock
|Appearances for Christian Blake|
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