Stick was a martial arts master and Chaste member. During a war between Chaste and Hand , Stick recruited Elektra , only to abandon her, as she proved too dangerous, and trained Matt Murdock instead. Years later, Stick and Elektra had attempted to recruit Murdock, now working as Daredevil , but Murdock still refused as he instead convinced Elektra to change sides.
With The Defenders coming out at the end of the week, we're looking at all the possible angles the show could take, and which characters we need to know about before settling in to binge. With the Hand looking to play a major role in the new series, war might be coming. And that's why we weren't surprised when a clip surfaced, featuring Matt Murdock's mentor Stick. But who is Stick , and why does he matter in this coming war against the Hand? We first met Stick in Daredevil Season 1, when he appeared into Matt Murdock's life at an inopportune moment. Stick too is blind, and he taught Murdock everything he knows about using his other heighten senses. He also trained Elektra, Matt's lover, and even tried to use her to get Matt to join his side in this "upcoming war" he keeps going on about. But what else is important about Stick, and why is he going to be in The Defenders? And what is important about the clip he turned up in? Alexandra Reid, played by Sigourney Weaver, is as far as we know the "big bad" in this first season of the Defenders.
Not only does the miniseries see the return of Daredevil , Jessica Jones , Luke Cage , and Iron Fist — drawn together to form the eponymous superhero team — but also several of the supporting players from each of their respective series. He might have been around for over 35 years, but Stick has kept his cards fairly close to his chest, revealing very little about his past during this time. What was his childhood like? Has he ever been in love? Exactly when did he start referring to himself as a fallen tree branch?
Very little has been revealed about the past of the man known as Stick. He was blind, but developed the acuteness of his other senses to levels far beyond those experienced by most human beings. These heightened senses, including his so-called "proximity sense," compensated for his inability to see. Stick became the master of an elite order of warriors known as the Chaste , who made their base atop a mountain in an unidentified location. Stick himself was a brilliant master of martial arts and took his name from the long stick that he utilized in combat. The Chaste's members also developed mental abilities of either a psionic or mystical nature, such as the power to communicate telepathically. It was required of the Chaste that they rid themselves of destructive emotions, such as hatred. For years, Stick's warriors battled against the Hand, a Japanese-based criminal organization of ninjas who acted as mercenaries and assassins and who served the demonic entity known as the Beast. A number of years ago in New York City , Matthew Murdock , who was then not yet an adult, was accidentally bombarded by radiation from a canister of radioactive waste materials. This unknown radiation blinded him, but also heightened his other senses.