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Echo

Echo.
Art by Joe Quesada and David Mack.
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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Daredevil Vol. 2, #9 (Dec. 1999)
Created by David Mack
Joe Quesada
In story information
Alter ego Maya Lopez
Team affiliations New Avengers
The Hand
Notable aliases Ronin
"Crazy Horse", after her dead father
Abilities Photographic reflexes
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Echo, also known as Ronin, is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine and a supporting character of Daredevil. She debuted in Daredevil Vol. 2, #9 (Dec. 1999), and was created by David Mack and Joe Quesada. She is a Hispanic Native American and one of the very few deaf comic characters. This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... David Mack at Heroes Con 2006. ... Joseph Joe Quesada (born December 1, 1962), colloquially known as Joe Q, is the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and a comic book writer and artist. ... New Avengers is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... The Hand is a group of fictional supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Taskmasters mastery of varied weapons is due to his photographic reflexes. ... For other uses, see Ronin (comic). ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... David Mack at Heroes Con 2006. ... Joseph Joe Quesada (born December 1, 1962), colloquially known as Joe Q, is the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and a comic book writer and artist. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... For other uses, see Native Americans (disambiguation). ... The word deaf can have very different meanings depending on the background of the person speaking or the context in which the word is used. ...


When she dons her "Echo" guise, she is easily recognizable by a white hand stain which covers most of her face.

Contents

Fictional character biography

Maya Lopez. Art by David Mack.
Maya Lopez. Art by David Mack.

When she was a small girl, Maya Lopez's father was killed by the Kingpin. As he died, he left a bloody handprint on Maya's face. Image File history File links Mayalopez1. ... Image File history File links Mayalopez1. ... The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics villain who has battled many Marvel crime-fighters; most often Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Punisher. ...


The last wish of Maya's father before dying was that Fisk raise the child well: a wish the Kingpin honored, caring for her as his own.


Believed to be mentally-disabled, Maya was sent to an expensive school for people with learning disabilities. There, she managed to completely replicate a song on the piano. After that, she was sent to another expensive school—for prodigies. She would soon become a gifted woman.


One day, upon visiting her father's grave with Fisk, she asked how he died. Fisk told her that Daredevil had killed him.


Echo

Maya was sent by the Kingpin to Matt Murdock to prove Matt's weakness. He told her that Matt believed he was a bad person, and that she was the only way to prove him wrong. (As Maya believed him, it would not appear to be a lie when she told Matt.)


Matt Murdock and Maya soon fell in love. She later took on the guise of Echo, hunting Daredevil down. On her face she painted a white handprint, similar to how her father left his dying handprint on her when she was young. Having watched videos of Bullseye and Daredevil fighting, she proved more than a match for Daredevil. She took him down and nearly killed him, refusing only when she found out Matt and Daredevil were one and the same. Matt managed to correct the Kingpin's lies. In revenge, Maya confronted Fisk and shot him in the face, blinding him and starting the chain of events that would lead to his eventual downfall. (Kingpin would later partially recover his eyesight through reconstructive eye surgery.) Bullseye is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


After realizing the horror of her actions and the lies she has grown up with, Maya fled the United States to do some soul-searching. When she came back, she tried reuniting with Matt Murdock, only to find out he was now with a blind woman named Milla Donovan, and that the Kingpin was still alive (despite Maya's attempts to kill him). Leaving Matt, Maya visited the Kingpin in prison, who told her that he didn't blame her for what she did, and that despite all that had happened, he still loved her like a daughter. Milla Donovan is a character from Daredevil. ...


Unsatisfied and still needing peace, Maya turned to the Chief, her father's old friend, noted for his wisdom. The Chief sent Maya on a Vision quest to calm her soul. On her quest, she met and befriended Wolverine who helped her recover and passed on his knowledge of Japanese culture and Japanese organized crime. Soon enough, Echo made peace with her past and was back doing performance art. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ...


Ronin and the Avengers

Echo as Ronin.
Echo as Ronin.

Recently, after being unable to join the New Avengers due to his refusal to tarnish the reputations of heroes such as Captain America by working with him, Daredevil recommended Maya to Captain America to aid the Avengers in seizing the Silver Samurai in Japan.[1] She donned a suit that conceals her identity as well as her gender and rechristened herself as Ronin. The word is Japanese for 'Masterless Samurai'. Image File history File links Roninecho. ... Image File history File links Roninecho. ... ... This article is about the superhero. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


After joining the Avengers, Maya returned to Japan to keep an eye on Elektra Natchios, a dangerous assassin rumored to be leading the Hand, check on the Silver Samurai from time to time, and hopefully solve the conflict between The Hand and Clan Yashida. As Ronin, around the conclusion of the Civil War between the pro- and anti-registration factions in America, Maya fought Elektra and was killed, but was soon resurrected by the Hand with the same process used to raise Elektra. They took Maya captive with the intent of turning her into an assassin for The Hand. Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Spider-Woman, Iron Fist, and the new Ronin rescue her and escape, leaving a furious Elektra to send the Hand after them. During a brief lull in the fight with the Hand, where Luke Cage tried to negotiate with Elektra to buy time, it was revealed that the Hand had been successful in brainwashing Maya, as she subsequently stabbed Dr. Strange with a sword given to her by one of the Hand[2]. She continues to fight the New Avengers until Dr. Strange is able to release his Astral Form, with Wong's help, and frees Maya from the brainwashing. Maya then charges straight for Elektra, who is fighting Luke Cage, and brutally stabs and slices her with a sword. It is revealed afterwards that Elektra is a Skrull warrior in disguise.[3]. Having returned to New York (And after Spider-Woman's apparent betrayal of them when she steals the corpse of the Skrull Elektra)[4], the Avengers hide in a hotel room, (Strange's magic making it appear that Echo is the only person in the room) before returning to Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, Echo officially handing the Ronin identity over to Clint Barton after they arrive[5]. After Strange confirms their identities by casting a spell that shows everyone their true nature- Echo appearing dressed in a female variation of Daredevil's costume- the team head to Stark Tower to stop the Hood's attack on the building, only to encounter the Mighty Avengers locked in battle with an army of invading symbiotes, one of which latches on to Echo[6] before Iron Man manages to cure those infected. Elektra Natchios, usually known only by her first name Elektra, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Hand is a group of fictional supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Civil War is a Marvel Comics summer 2006 crossover event, based around a core limited series of the same name written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven. ... Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Marvel comics superhero. ... Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is a superheroine, a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Iron Fist (Daniel Rand) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, and a practitioner of martial arts. ... Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ... Wong is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Hood (Parker Robbins) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artists Kyle Hotz and Eric Powell. ... A symbiote, in Marvel Comics fictional universe, is a living, sentient, alien organism that bonds with other living organisms in order to survive. ... For the upcoming film and video game based on the superhero, see Iron Man (film) and Iron Man (video game). ...


In World War Hulk, Echo attempts to defend Rick Jones from Hiroim and Elloe of the Hulk's Warbound during their attack on the Sanctum Sanctorum to capture Doctor Strange. She, along with Iron Fist and Ronin, is defeated and captured[7]. World War Hulk is a comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics beginning in May 2007. ... Richard Milhouse Rick Jones is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


After the defeat of the Hood's criminal organisation[8], Echo remains on the team as Doctor Strange departs to the astral plane to heal himself, setting up base in a building owned by Iron Fist's company but technically leased to Samuel Sterns for the year[9]. Shortly after, it is implied that Maya and Wolverine were involved in a romantic relationship at an unspecified time before the founding of the present New Avengers team. After a brief run-in with a Skrull disguised as Daredevil, Clint Barton admits being attracted to her, and the two begin a relationship.[10] The Hood (Parker Robbins) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artists Kyle Hotz and Eric Powell. ... The Leader (Samuel Sterns) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the Hulk. ...


Powers and abilities

Maya Lopez is an Olympic-level athlete possessing "photographic reflexes" or the uncanny ability to perfectly copy other people's movements, similar to the Taskmaster's photographic reflexes. Just by watching other people, she has become a concert-level pianist, a strong martial artist, a highly skilled acrobat and a gifted ballerina (and on one occasion even piloted a Quinjet for a few minutes). Aside from those, she has also gained Bullseye's uncanny aim and Daredevil's acrobatic abilities after watching tapes of their fights. Taskmasters mastery of varied weapons is due to his photographic reflexes. ... Taskmaster is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. ...


Although with great potential, deafness gives Maya Lopez great drawbacks. Her absolute reliance on visual cues renders her helpless in the dark, and her ability to communicate by reading lips prevents her from taking oral commands and communicating with people who are wearing masks or are not in direct visual contact; when she initially met the Avengers, Captain America had to repeat all of Iron Man's questions for her. However, she has been incorrectly depicted as being able to hear and respond to voices despite not seeing the person's mouth due to standing away from them [11] or the person talking right behind her [12].


Trivia

  • The character of Echo as presented in Parts of a Hole is very similar to that of Elektra from the Daredevil film, particularly in the belief that Matt Murdock killed their fathers. Some fans believe that she may have been an inspiration but the film's writers have not officially commented.[citation needed]
  • The identity of Ronin was an attempt by New Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis to create a mystery after the apparently-male character was depicted on several comic book covers, including issues of New Avengers, and one Pulse issue. Fan speculation was high, with the most common guess that Ronin was Daredevil (despite Bendis intially denying that this was the case, he eventually revealed this to be the original intention). However, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide, a DK Press book, revealed Ronin to be Echo weeks before the release of New Avengers #13, where Ronin's true identity was belatedly revealed. This was due to the chronic lateness of New Avengers, which plagued the title until the Civil War crossover issues.[citation needed]
  • Maia and Elektra are both stars in the Pleiades.
  • Maya Lopez appears as a PSP exclusive playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance voiced by Marabina Jaimes. Two of her alternate costumes are Ronin (one with the mask, one without).

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Elektra Natchios, usually known only by her first name Elektra, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... Brian Michael Bendis (born August 18, 1967) is an American comic book writer and erstwhile artist. ... The Pulse is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, written by Brian Michael Bendis, about the people who work on The Pulse, a weekly section in the fictional Daily Bugle newspaper, focusing on superheroes. ... Dorling Kindersley (DK) is an international publishing company specialising in reference books for adults and children. ... A shorter exposure shows less nebulosity. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...

References

  1. ^ New Avengers #11
  2. ^ New Avengers #30
  3. ^ New Avengers #31
  4. ^ New Avengers #32
  5. ^ New Avengers #33
  6. ^ New Avengers #34
  7. ^ World War Hulk #3
  8. ^ New Avengers #37
  9. ^ New Avengers #38
  10. ^ New Avengers #39
  11. ^ http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/517/echoisaskrullym5.jpg
  12. ^ http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6664/echoisevenmoreaskrullfm5.jpg

External links

  • Echo (Ronin) on the Marvel Universe Character Bio Wiki
  • Echo (Ronin) on Writeups.org
For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... Bill Everett (May 18, 1917 – February 27, 1973) was a comic book writer/illustrator most famous for the creation of Namor the Sub-Mariner and co-creating Daredevil for Marvel Comics. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... This article is about the Marvel Comics characters. ... The way of the ninja dawned more than 800 years ago in Japan, flourishing during feudal times. ... Milla Donovan is a character from Daredevil. ... Elektra Natchios, usually known only by her first name Elektra, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Franklin Foggy Nelson is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, part of the supporting cast of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Foggy is Matts best friend. ... History Dakota North is the daughter of Samuel J. North, a retired agent of an unnamed American intelligence agency. ... Karen Page is a fictional character in Marvel Comics Daredevil series. ... The mysterious Stick is a sensei who trained the young Matt Murdock (Daredevil) to control his senses and taught him the acrobatic martial arts that would make him so formidable. ... Ben Urich is a Marvel Comics character, usually appearing in comic books featuring Daredevil and Spider-Man. ... Black Tarantula is the name of a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Bullseye is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Bushwhackers (disambiguation). ... Death-Stalker was a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Gladiator (Melvin Potter) is a reformed supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Hand is a group of fictional supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Jester is the name of two Marvel Comics supervillains. ... The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics villain who has battled many Marvel crime-fighters; most often Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Punisher. ... Kirigi is a fictional ninja assassin in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Enter the Leap-Frog! Art by Gene Colan (1967). ... Man-Bull is a fictional character, a supervillain from Marvel Comics. ... Categories: | ... Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo) is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... The Owl, real name Leland Owlsley, is a supervillain who frequently menaces Daredevil and other heroes in Marvel Comics universe, notably Spider-Man and the Black Cat. ... The Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave) is a recurring Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Stilt-Man, aka Wilbur Day, is a Marvel Comics supervillain, most commonly associated with Daredevil. ... Typhoid Mary (real name Mary Walker), also known as Typhoid and Bloody Mary, is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe, most commonly associated with Daredevil as a supervillain. ... The Trial of the Incredible Hulk is a 1989 TV movie sequel to the 1970s Incredible Hulk television series, featuring both the Hulk and fellow Marvel Comics character Daredevil. ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... Elektra is a 2005 action movie directed by Rob Bowman. ... Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra is a four issue comic book mini-series published by Marvel Comics. ... In addition to his mainstream incarnation, Daredevil has had been depicted in other fictional universes. ...

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