Chaste (Marvel Comics)

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The Chaste
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Daredevil #187 (1982)
Created by Frank Miller
In-story information
Member(s) Stick
Daredevil
Stone
Shaft
Claw
Star
Wing
Flame

The Chaste is a fictional mystical martial arts enclave led by Stick, that was created by Frank Miller in the pages of Daredevil for Marvel Comics.[1]

History[edit]

The Chaste live in a remote wilderness location that can only be accessed by climbing "The Wall," a sheer cliff. The climb also serves as an entrance exam – those who fail the climb are not considered worthy. The primary function of The Chaste is to combat The Hand, an evil ninja group dominated by a demon. The Chaste's first appearance is in Daredevil #187.

Members[edit]

In the story arc detailing Elektra's death and resurrection, the members of The Chaste are listed as:

  • Master Izo – Founder of the Chaste. Immortal martial artist, known to be more than 500 years old.
  • Stick – Leader of The Chaste. He is known for his use of the (staff).
  • Daredevil – Blind apprentice of Stick and former lover of Elektra. He is known for his use of his batons and heightened superhuman senses including hearing, touch and taste. He also possesses a radar sense.
  • Stone – Stick's second-in-command. He can withstand any physical attack, as long as he is aware of it in advance. In Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra, Stone is an elderly woman who taught Elektra martial arts.
  • Shaft – Uses a bow and arrow.
  • Claw – Uses handheld metal blades (similar to Wolverine's adamantium claws) in combat.
  • Flame – Power of pyrokinesis.
  • Star – Uses shuriken.
  • Wing – Power of levitation.

In other media[edit]

Film[edit]

  • The Chaste appear in the film Elektra.

Television[edit]

  • Members Stick and Stone both appear in the Netflix show Daredevil. Stick is portrayed by actor Scott Glenn,[2] and Stone is portrayed by actor Jasson Finney.[3] Their first appearance is in the show's seventh episode, appropriately named "Stick". Stick plays an integral part in the episode, while Stone's appearance is far more minor, having occurred within the last few minutes, and during which his face is not seen. Stick reappears in Season 2, which explores his ties with Elektra Natchios and Chaste's war against the ninja clan known as The Hand, led by Nobu. In flashbacks, it is revealed that Elektra is the Black Sky, a living weapon worshipped and coveted by The Hand. After disagreeing with Star (portrayed by Laurence Mason) over Elektra's future, Stick kills him and flees with her.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Leah (March 19, 2016). "Marvel Easter Eggs In 'Daredevil' Season 2 Connect The Dots In Ways You Wouldn't Expect". Bustle. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Perry, Spencer (November 2, 2016). "Scott Glenn, Rachael Taylor, and Rosario Dawson Confirmed for The Defenders". ComingSoon.net. Archived from the original on November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ David Sobolov [@volobos] (July 29, 2015). "Here's my 'secret' scene from last year's season @Marvel's @Daredevil – I'm the voice of Stone." (Tweet). Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016 – via Twitter.