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Kingpin, the ultimate Daredevil villain, and the Trump connection

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27.10.2018

I just can’t seem to get away from US President Donald Trump these days, no matter where I turn for distraction and relief from the news.

A case in point is the excellent third season of Daredevil, which I just finished watching on Netflix. While it’s hands-down the best TV/film adaptation of a superhero comic book series so far – forget Iron Man, Thor, or any other two-dimensional, pop-culture fantasy; this is grippingly smart and multilayered storytelling – what spoiled it for me was arch-villain Wilson Fisk’s resemblance to Trump.

Vincent D’Onofrio’s towering portrayal of Fisk, the best bad guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, evokes Trump in many ways – minus the Kanye West moments, childish tantrums, pettiness, and overall lack of dignity of the real-life presidency.

Like Trump, the villain nicknamed the Kingpin is physically imposing, if overweight, but he sports a bald head instead of a complex comb-over. And he’s a cold, calculating, evil genius who’s always a dozen steps ahead of everyone – which doesn’t quite sound like Trump.

Donald Trump is no comic book hero, only a crude bully

Whatever the differences, the similarities are intended, as Daredevil........

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