"Well, the name they gave me at the orphanage was 'Mary Sue Poots,' so..."

The Saint Agnes Orphanage was the orphanage where both Skye and Matt Murdock took up residence in during their respective childhoods.


Daisy Johnson's Childhood

Daisy Johnson was discovered by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team in Hunan, China, and was herself an 0-8-4. The entire village and nearly the whole S.H.I.E.L.D. team was killed protecting her. Back in the United States, the remaining members started being systematically eliminated. Fearing for the child's safety, one of the surviving agents, Linda Avery, dropped her off at the orphanage.

S.H.I.E.L.D. had an arrangement with the orphanage to keep her safe by transferring her to different foster homes after certain periods of time. One foster home she liked belonged to the Brody's, but, as per the arrangement, she was not allowed to stay.[1]

The people at the orphanage gave her the name Mary Sue Poots, though she later gave herself the name Skye.[2]

Matt Murdock's Youth

Overwhelming Gifts

Matt Murdock was also placed in the Saint Agnes Orphanage after the death of his father. While living there, his heightened senses developed so much they frequently overwhelmed him, especially all the things he heard.

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Matt Murdock overwhelmed by sounds

One day, a man named Stick arrived at the orphanage, as one of the nuns was able to locate him, having heard about his work with special children. The nun explained that Murdock's problems were less severe at first, but they were becoming worse and causing him pain.

Both doctors and clergy had no idea of what happened to Murdock, and Stick explained he could help him, but not for free. The nun assured Stick that his father left a large inheritance, and Stick asked about Murdock's mother. The nun only said that she was not dead, but it was another story.

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Stick arrives at Murdock's room

Stick and the nun arrived at Murdock's bedroom, and he got rid of the nun asking her to cash his check. Stick then spoke to Murdock, saying that while everyone else believed the boy was getting worse, he was actually getting stronger. To demonstrate it, Stick threw his keys to Murdock, who easily caught them, and then told him to start with his training.[3]


Appearances for Saint Anges Orphanage

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