Whoever watches Daredevil in action, surely wonders how does Daredevil see. Well, Daredevil was blinded by a radioactive substance while saving a man, right? Consequently, he lost his sight forever, but his other senses were heightened to superhuman levels. That’s how he can fight so well despite being blind.
Daredevil’s Heightened Senses Helps Him See and Fight
Indeed, loss of eyesight didn’t incapacitate Matt, instead, it led to the enhancement of his remaining senses to superhuman levels. While Daredevil cannot see in the conventional sense, he has developed a unique way of “seeing” that goes beyond human comprehension. His superhuman senses work in harmony, creating a mental image of the world around him. This includes a radar sense, which operates as a form of echolocation, emitting low-frequency radio waves that bounce off objects and return to his brain. This is how he get a detailed map of his environment in his mind.
Moreover, Daredevil’s hearing became incredibly acute, allowing him to perceive even the faintest sounds. His sense of touch enabled him to read printed material by feeling the ink on the page. His senses of taste and smell also became finely tuned, granting him an unparalleled awareness of his surroundings.
Daredevil’s radar sense, sonar sense, and proximity sense provide him with real-time information about the location and movements of his opponents. This, coupled with his superhuman agility and reflexes, allows him to engage in acrobatics, hand-to-hand combat, and even navigate complex environments such as rooftops and narrow alleyways.
However, while Daredevil’s “vision” is extraordinary, it has its limitations. He can perceive the outlines of objects and people but lacks the ability to see colors or two-dimensional details. His ability to recognize individuals based on unique characteristics such as heartbeat, scent, and body temperature compensates for these limitations. In many situations, Daredevil’s unconventional vision proves to be an advantage, especially in the dark or when facing stealthy opponents.