SPOILER WARNING: Marvel’s The Defenders and Daredevil plot points discussed below.
When you write a eulogy, the subject of said eulogy is usually dead. Except it’s not every day that you eulogize a superhero.
Matt Murdock’s animated prayer card posted on the Daredevil Twitter account is one of those things that makes you look twice. First of all, anything “in loving memory of” anyone assumes they have left this mortal coil. But until you scroll down and see the full tweet, you might have already started mourning him. Forunately, Daredevil himself says, “I’m fine.”
The prayer card, which was printed with a quote from the Book of Proverbs that mysteriously converts to braille and back in memory of the blind lawyer-by-day, is meant to confuse fans eager for Daredevil Season 3. Murdock's grieving friends might be convinced otherwise, but no matter how much rubble he was buried under after Midland Circle imploded in the Netflix finale of Marvel’s The Defenders, the one place he apparently didn’t end up buried was six feet under.
In the final moments of Season 1, Murdock is covered in wounds and laid up in a convent. You can’t even tell if he’s breathing for about ten seconds, until he moves his hand, then opens his eyes.
Obviously, there won’t be any funeral.
The scene that reveals Daredevil hasn’t flatlined is straight out of the Marvel storyline appropriately named Born Again. He’s anything but fine though, as he's wrapped in bloody bandages. But while the dead often unnerve the living with those creepy post-mortem twitching movements, they don’t semi-consciously open their eyes to see where they are.
Even if that doesn’t convince you, the fact that Netflix ordered a third season of Daredevil should. How Murdock actually survived the catastrophe without any superhuman powers remains shrouded, however.
Nevertheless, it looks like someone is going to be resurrected soon.