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Quote1 Always showin' me up, ain't ya, Devil? Always makin' me look stoopid. Quote2
-- Turk Barrett src

Early Life

Turk Barrett was a small-time crook a operating in Hell's Kitchen. The Fixer (Roscoe Sweeney) sent young Turk to pay Jack Murdock his fee for working for him. Jack did not want to take Turk along with him on his next job which angered Turk.[3]

Thunderbolts Gang

He was a member of the Thunderbolts Gang. They thought themselves as revolutionaries, they were merely common criminals.[4] The group had ties to the Zodiac Cartel.

The gang attempted to force war veteran Billie Carver to join the gang. When he refused, they nearly beat him to death. Lonnie Carver, Billie younger brother was a student of Luke Charles who asked him for help. Luke was really the Black Panther and defeated them in time to save Billie. Panther teamed up with Daredevil to investigated the gang which Billie had joined. They found the gang but Turk managed to catch the Panther at gunpoint, forcing them to surrender.

However, Billy pulled a gun on Turk. Daredevil used the distraction to knock the gun from Turk's hand, but he had another gun shooting Billie in the arm before Daredevil could knock him out.[4]

Eric Slaughter

Turk was kicked out of the gang and gained employment with assassin Eric Slaughter. Bullseye hired them to kill Daredevil, knowing they would fail so he could monitor his skill. They told Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock, that they needed to meet Daredevil at the pier. Hoping to trap Daredevil in an ambush however he ambushes them, taking them out one by one.[5] At Josie's Bar, Turk saw investigating the location of Bullseye, Turk attempted to rob him, but Josie pulled a gun on him instead. Matt warned him to tell Bullseye, that Daredevil was looking for him.[6] Turk went to warn Eric, but this allowed Daredevil to follow Later, Bullseye during the ordered Eric and his men to kill Daredevil but he refused due to his growing respect for the hero.[7]Turk was homeless on the streets posing as a blind man, he was confronted by Daredevil, who wanted information on Alarich Wallenquist. But before he could say anything someone throw an explosive at them and Daredevil gets them both to safety.[8] After the Wallenquist affair, Slaugher fires Turk from his gang.[9]

The Kingpin

Turk has spent quite a bit of time at Josie's Bar in New York City. His primary associate is "Grotto" who often reluctantly participates in Turk's schemes. Daredevil met with him again at Josie's beating him to find out about about the contract on the Kingpin's life.[9] Matt returned to the bar again and Turk and Turk and Grotto took him to the Kingpin at gunpoint.Fisk agreed to hire the men, he told them to shoot Matt and throw him in the river. But they left him alive and dumped him in the sewer instead. [10] Daredevil interrogated him again about the Kingpin.Turk then went to the Fisk telling him Daredevil was after his files. Fisk had his men move fake files, which Daredevil stole.[11]


Turk Barret (Earth-616) as Mauler from Daredevil Vol 1 176

Mauler armor

Barrett once stole the Mauler Armor to unsuccessfully confront Daredevil.[1]

Randolph Cherryh

Turk and Grotto dressed as clowns tried to captue Sheldon, a man who had copies of checks paid from the Kingpin to crooked mayoral candidate Randolph Cherryh. They chased Sheldon on top of a parade balloon, but Daredevil leaped from above and bounced Sheldon off the balloon, where he was caught by a waiting Luke Cage.[12] Turk debated cutting the Kingpin out of the share of the money, but decided against as he would surely hunt him down and kill him. Daredevil showed up with a leg cast and a crutch, but was knocked out by Daredevil.[13]


He was imprisoned on Ryker's Island, and was present when the Punisher came to interrogate Bullseye. He warned him to stay away from Bullseye, but upon recognizing the Punisher he ran off.[14] Turk and Grotto broke out of Ryker's Island the same night the Punisher did. Turk saw as the Punisher made his way to a rope ladder dropped from a helicopter. Grotto decided to surrendered, but Turk grabbed onto the end of the rope ladder. He tried to convince the Punisher that they should join forces, but the Punisher severed the ladder, and Turk crashed into the water below.[15]

Guts Nelson

He tried to get his old job back from Slaughter, but he refused. After Daredevil made it appear that Guts Nelson; Foggy in disguise had taken out all the goons, Slaughter offered Turk his old job back if he killed Nelson. Turk instead sided with Nelson and then brought him to the Kingpin, proposing him to be his next master assassin. Guts Nelson got out of the situation with Daredevil's help, and then he took Turk with him on a plane bound for Chicago. Nelson got off the plane just before it took off.[16]


Turk Barrett (Earth-616) as Stilt Man from Daredevil Vol 1 186


Turk later stole Stilt-Man's Suit. He offered his services to the Kingpin but was declined. The Kingpin contended that he did not employ "idiots". The original creator of the Stilt-Man armor, Wilbur Day, contacted Daredevil with knowledge of how to defeat Barrett.[2]

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Iron Man

Turk tried to mug a drunk on a subway platform, but it was revealed to be Daredevil, who questioned him about the location of a woman trying to evidence against the Kingpin. After he left Iron Man arrived trying to find Dr. Octopus. Turk claimed to know nothing, but as Iron Man left he shouted he called Doc Ock a four eyed creep, however he did not realise the pole he was leaning on was actually on of Doctor Octopus' Tentacles.[26]


Turk once mugged a "Santa" at Christmas and intended to use the Yuletide attire to swindel charitable donations from others. In this instance when he was confronted by a disoriented Matt Murdock, Turk stabbed Murdock seriously, almost fatally, wounding him.[27][28]

Rescuing the Mondat's

Daredevil interrogated Turk at Joise Bar, forcing him to give him information on the Mondat. Daredevil then used him to rescue them Mrs Mondat from Victor. Daredevil then used Turk as a distract the Kingpin's men as he tried to rescue Dr. Mondat. As Daredevil knew Turk would betray him, and had the goons fire into the elevator but he escaped. Allowing him to rescue Dr. Mondat.[29]

Blowing up Josie's Bar

He later attempted to take on Daredevil, but ended up getting thrown through the window of Josie's Bar. He however used a grenade, which he tossed at Daredevil, however he swatted it back blowing up Josie's. Matt had it arranged for Damage Control to rebuild the bar.[30]

Night Thrasher

Night Thrasher questioned him regarding the deaths of the Walker family who were killed in a gang shootout. He revealed them to have been runners for the Queens borough Concrete Dragons gang. Thrasher dropped him in a dumpster, but still paid him for his help.[31]

After the death of Karen Page; Daredevil searched out Macabes by pumping Turk for information, who provides him an address. [32]

Bullseye was freed by Turk on Kingpin's orders.[33]

Civil War

He continued working for the Kingpin, and took a point beating from the Enforcers who were now working for Hammerhead. He had his baby momma meet with Michael "Man Mountain" Marko & Typhoid Mary for him. Turk had to meet with Tony Stark when the Kingpin refused meet him after tricking him into taking out Hammerhead's criminal army.[34]


Turk later went on to work with Mr. Fear, he sent his men to pick up the Gladiator so he could go on a killing spree throughout Chinatown. He then had his men send a delivery Mr. Fear's drug's all over Hell's Kitchen.[35] Turk began to worry that Mr. Fear had gone to far and caused Daredevil to become more violent. Turk subsequently allied with The Hood. The Hood decided to let Daredevil lead him to Mr. Fear so he and his guys could finish whichever of them was still standing.[36] Turk was on the phone when Daredevil threatened to hurt him, wanting information on who was running the docks. He reported to laughter he was doing so.[37]

Kingpin's Return

When the Kingpin returned he had Turk show him to the new Josie's Bar, which had moved to a new underground location. They tried turn him away until they saw Fisk. The Kingpin appointed Turk his lieutenant. He was sent to approach Murdock, who demanded who wanted to learn the location of the Kingpin.[38] In a Hand warehouse full of bodies, he warned Kingpin that the cops but when asked how the Kingpin was doing, Fisk seized him by the throat and warned him to never ask that again.[39] Turk caught the Kingpin talking to himself when he Turk showed the Owl in to his office. On a run to pick up donuts for the Kingpin, he thought how lucky Grotto was to be in prison.[40] After Fisk and Owl captured Dakota North, they sent him to deliver a message to Murdock's doorstep. After all he had seen Turk was convinced Kingpin had lost his mind and gone crazy so he told Matt were Dakota was.[41][42]

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Power Grid [53]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Heightened stats represent powered suit ratings


  • Stilt-Man's Suit:
  • Mauler Armor: the armor provided protection from physical and energy attacks, boosted the wearer's strength and stamina to superhuman levels, and slightly boosted the wearer's reflexes/coordination. Internal life support systems could keep a wearer functional for several days. Electric, air-breathing turbines in the calves allowed the wearer to fly. On the right arm, a solid state laser cannon was mounted, as well as an electron particle gun (which used the laser cannon in short-pulse mode as a guide). The left palm could generate a high-frequency electric shock.

Discover and Discuss


  1. 1.0 1.1 Daredevil #176
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daredevil #186
  3. Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock #1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Daredevil #69
  5. Daredevil #159
  6. Daredevil #160
  7. Daredevil #161
  8. Daredevil #168
  9. 9.0 9.1 Daredevil #170
  10. Daredevil #171
  11. Daredevil #172
  12. Daredevil #178
  13. Daredevil #180
  14. Daredevil #181
  15. Daredevil #182
  16. Daredevil #185
  17. Daredevil #190
  18. Amazing Spider-Man #237
  19. Daredevil #196
  20. Daredevil #200
  21. Daredevil #202
  22. Daredevil #203
  23. Elektra Saga #1
  24. Daredevil #220
  25. Daredevil #223
  26. Marvel Fanfare #23
  27. Daredevil #229
  28. Daredevil #230
  29. Marvel Graphic Novel #24
  30. Marvel Comics Presents #19
  31. Night Thrasher #2
  32. Daredevil Vol 2 #6
  33. Daredevil Vol 2 #86
  34. Civil War: War Crimes #1
  35. Daredevil Vol 2 #98
  36. Daredevil Vol 2 #101
  37. Daredevil Vol 2 #109
  38. Daredevil Vol 2 #117
  39. Daredevil Vol 2 #118
  40. Daredevil Vol 2 #119
  41. Daredevil #500
  42. Daredevil #501
  43. Daredevil: Cage Match #1
  44. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #1
  45. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #10
  46. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #14
  47. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #2
  48. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #6
  49. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #8
  50. Mighty World of Marvel Vol 3 #9
  51. Marvel Super-Heroes Megazine #3
  52. 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time #1
  53. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 12

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