It was the moment that made us shudder, the dawn of The Hand, a fearsome ninja clan who have battled and come close to destroying Daredevil’s life more than once….and they’re on their way to season two.
While we briefly saw them in season one with the appearance of blind ninja master Stick, and the clandestine weapon known as ‘Dark Star’, the first real taste that audiences got was in the showdown that occurred between Daredevil and Yakuza gangster, Nobu. Although defeated, he definitely left his mark on the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen in what was perhaps season one’s most blood curdling and vindictive fight scenes.
With the appearance of femme fatale and noted assassin Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung), The Hand are also on their way, as seen in the latest trailer.
Originally created by legendary Daredevil writer and artist Frank Miller in 1981, The Hand made their first appearance in issue #174, and have continued to terrorise the Marvel Universe ever since. With a vast history that extends back to the 1500s, The Hand have also had many notable members including The Kingpin, Lady Bullseye, Kirigi, Mystique and Typhoid Mary.
While showrunners are keeping pretty tight-lipped about just how much The Hand will be involved in season two, the suggestion of an event known as ‘The Rising’, and the notable presence of a number of sharpened katanas, has us excited for the carnage that is sure to come on March 18.