Faces of the Assassin: The Best Elektra Fan Art Ever
Season Two of Daredevil drops on Netflix this Friday, and it features Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Matt Murdock’s ex-girlfriend who also happens to be a ninja assassin. Yung is the second actress to play a live-action Elektra, but nobody really wants to talk about Jennifer Garner’s two outings as the character in the less than fondly remembered Daredevil and Elektra films from 20th Century Fox. But if the first season of Daredevil is any indication, this promises to be a far more interesting take on the character.
So what better time than now to look at some of the internet’s best Elektra art? Some of these images feature Daredevil (heck some of them might just feature Psylocke or Hellboy), but the focus is always on Elektra herself. In some of the best ones, she’s in action, whether with her trademark sai or a katana.
Her costume varies quite a bit if you pay attention, but bare thighs and strips of red cloth are the unifying motifs. Some of my favorites are the images done in a cartoony, animation-inspired style, but there are also some strikingly lifelike paintings that work really well.
Elektra was created by Frank Miller during his celebrated Daredevil run, and actually managed to stay dead for 13 (real world) years after Miller killed her off, which is an extraordinarily long time for a popular Marvel character. Twenty years after her initial resurrection, however, it’s clear that she’s in the Marvel Universe to stay, and soon to be a TV star.
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