Alexander Bont (Marvel)
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Alexander Bont first made a name for himself when he killed the hero known as the Defender. After that, he soon rose up the ranks and became the head of organized crime.
The Fixer, the man who ordered the hit on Jack Murdock, paid up to Bont. When Daredevil found this out, he confronted Bont and got him arrested. Bont got out on bail. He later asked Matt Murdock for legal help, but was refused.
When he got out, he paid a visit to the Gladiator who had worked for Bont in the past. He ordered Potter to kill Daredevil. "I made my rep on the blood of one masked mystery man...I'm not--I am not going to lose it over another one."
The Gladiator attacked Daredevil, but was defeated. Daredevil found out that Bont had hired him, and told Bont that he'd see him in jail for this.
Bont was found guilty and sent to prison. The last thing he saw before being loaded into the bus was Daredevil perched on top of a nearby building, smirking at him.
When Bont was released from jail, he was now a bitter old man. He had found out that Daredevil was really Matt Murdock from The Globe and had acquired a possession of Mutant Growth Hormone.
The world had changed a lot in his absence. Places had changed and his beloved wife died while he was emprisoned. Furious, Bont set out to get revenge on Daredevil.
He met up with Melvin Potter again, who refused to work with him. Bont threatened him with the death of his daughter. "I've arranged for the murder of your four-year-old daughter. She's never met you, but she'll die because of you. You do what I say."
Potter kidnapped Matt Murdock, and was forced to beat him while Bont videotaped it. He then dragged Matt out (in his Daredevil costume) to show the public. When the new White Tiger arrived on the scene and defeated Melvin Potter, Bont took some MGH and threw Matt into a window, savagely beating him and telling him that this was where his father was killed.
However, the action, coupled with the overdose of MGH, proved to be too much for Bont. His heart exploded, killing him.
First Appearance: Daredevil (1998) #66
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#2 Daredevil (1998)
- 'Benny Beckley to Crazy Eight'
#66 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Golden Age: Part 1'#67
- 'Golden Age: Part 2'#68
- 'Golden Age: Part 3'#69
- 'Golden Age: Part 4'#70
- 'Golden Age: Part 5'
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