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NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of the Bullseye from the Marvel Cinematic film series. For the mainstream version, see Bullseye (Marvel). For the incarnation from the 2003 film "Daredevil", see Bullseye (Daredevil).
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FBI and the army before that, they helped keep me on the straight and narrow path. But now... without that, it's all... I'm drowning in deep water and I don't know whether I'm swimming through the surface or the bottom.
~ Dex wrestles with his inner demons.

Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter is a major antagonist in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Appearing as a major antagonist of The Netflix TV series, Daredevil, serving as the secondary antagonist of the third season.

He is a disturbed and psychopathic FBI agent who is manipulated by Wilson Fisk/Kingpin into becoming his right-hand man and also a dummy Daredevil in order to incriminate the real one.

He is portrayed by Wilson Bethel.


On the surface, Benjamin seemed to be a dedicated, hardworking, and dilligent man who was eager to please his superiors in his FBI career. However, while he was a determined person, he also had difficulties in trying to maintain direct interaction with others and, as a result, came off as socially awkward towards others. Even so, Benjamin retained a measure of respect with his peers by being incredibly competent and successful in whatever tasks he was given to take part in. This compulsive desire of wanting to prove his worth was also extended to Wilson Fisk once Poindexter was appointed to look after and serve him as a personal enforcer.

However, his outwardly demeanor, while somewhat genuine in trying to blend in with society and to impress his FBI workforce and be seen as a commendable contributor, was actually a psychological mask, for Benjamin held a far darker impulse that had been inside of him since childhood. In reality, he was mentally and emotionally unstable and irate, a sociopath who implicitly had an urge to harm and kill others as doing so meant that Benjamin would be able to assert a degree of superiority as well as entertain himself with his actions. Like a usual sociopath, Benjamin feels absolutely no shred of remorse for what he has done, such as during a therapy session when he admitted that he killed a baseball coach because he denied him another turn at the pitching table and chose to throw a ball at him, despite the two having befriended one another.


Early life

No... it wasn't an accident.
~ A young Benjamin Poindexter admits to murdering his baseball coach.

Benjamin Poindexter was the child of parents who were implied to have been abusive/poor caregivers. When they died when Benjamin was young, he was put in an orphanage. The early loss of his parents instilled Ben with a deep sense of emptiness and unhappiness, with him pining for his lost parents to come back to him. However, it also ensured that he was unable to be properly taught right and wrong, as well as becoming dangerously ill mentally and emotionally. When he was informed by a baseball coach who had befriended him that he needed to step down from the pitching plate to give other kids a try, Benjamin spitefully threw the baseball he was given at a metal pole. The ball ricocheted off of it and hit the coach in the side of the head with enough force to kill him, exactly what Benjamin had intended.

Following his first murder, he was put in psychiatric care. Despite admitting to his therapist that his throwing the ball at his coach's head was indeed intentional, she chose not to have him incarcerated, instead resolving to teach him empathy and hoping that she could curb his murderous and sociopathic impulses.

The two saw each other for many years, but eventually, as Benjamin's therapist got older, she became sick and weak, and he was no longer able to keep seeing her. Before her death, she urged Benjamin to always have a "North Star" in his life, to guide his internal compass; a good person who would always be there to give him the moral guidance that he needed and ensure that he would not be alone again.

FBI Agent

As an adult, Ben had become an FBI agent in the hope that it would bring order and structure to his life, though he still had murderous impulses that would occasionally manifest, such as when he murdered members of New York's Albanian criminal empire who had already surrendered and then lied about it, or when he lied again that he was coping with his use of lethal force on targets when in fact he was doing no such thing. During this time, Wilson Fisk (then a prisoner of the FBI), became interested in Benjamin, who had earlier saved his life and began making efforts to sway the young man to his side. After digging into Ben's past and learning of his unsavory childhood acts, Fisk inserted himself as a mentor figure in Benjamin's life and began steadily corrupting him and galvanizing him into fully embracing his murderous impulses.

During this time, Benjamin was secretly stalking a young woman named Julie who he had a history with as part of a suicide prevention group. Dex was obsessed with her but unable to express it in a healthy manner, and Kingpin, determined to ensure that Dex remained loyal to him and not to a woman who could potentially steer him away from murder, secretly arranged for her murder before tricking Dex into believing that she had abandoned him due to not wanting to see him again. Kingpin later had a copy of Daredevil's suit made by Melvin Potter after blackmailing the latter and giving it to Dex, so that he could become a new in Kingpin's pocket.

Kingpin's Man

I'm Daredevil.
~ Bullseye impersonating Daredevil.

As the fake Daredevil, Dex murdered anyone Kingpin wanted to be eliminated, from a man who stabbed him in prison so that Fisk could be moved into a penthouse to be under house arrest, to journalists, to criminals who were unwilling to let Fisk blackmail or bribe them. He did, however, fail to kill Karen Page (who Fisk wanted dead for her killing Wesley). He fought the real Daredevil twice, both at The Bulletin and in Hell's Kitchen's local church, and both times Dex was able to defeat him. He also later killed the owner of a painting special to Wilson Fisk who had acquired it after his imprisonment, returning it to Vanessa, who was by then aware of Dex's violent nature.

However, Daredevil learned of Julie's death and her connection to Dex in life and called Dex to tell him that Kingpin had had her killed. He told Dex to go to where her body was being kept on ice, verifying his claims and throwing the betrayed Dex into a murderous rage. Again suiting up as Daredevil, Dex crashed Fisk's wedding to Vanessa and tried to kill them both, engaging him and the real Daredevil in a three-way fight that ended with Kingpin arrested again and Dex defeated and with a damaged spine. Unmasked and exposed, Dex's reign of terror as a false Daredevil was over, and the real Daredevil was exonerated for the many murders Dex had committed in his costume.

Afterward, Dex volunteered for an experimental surgery to try and save his spine overseen by Doctor Oyama, who intended to graft experimental metals and seeming cybernetics into Dex to save his life and, possibly, finally his open his eyes appears its symbolic iconic in them, make him a more dangerous villain than before.


  • Coach Bradley
  • Amber
  • Jasper Evans
  • Everett Starr
  • Father Paul Lantom
  • Esther Falb
  • Special Agent Ray Nadeem
  • Agent Arinori
  • Agent Mockta
  • Agent Markham
  • 12 Albanian Crime Syndicate members
  • 5+ New York Bulletin Staff members
  • 2 Unnamed civilians
  • Several FBI agents
  • Unnamed Presidential Hotel Employees


  • This is the second live-action take on Bullseye, after the first in the 2003 movie.
  • "Benjamin Poindexter" is the true name of Bullseye in the Ultimate Marvel Universe (Earth-1610) as well.
  • Benjamin's baseball cap as a child is black with a white target in the center, a visual nod to his 616 costume's trademark mask. His black outfit worn while jogging is also possibly a reference to his Bullseye costume.
  • His impersonating Daredevil on Kingpin's behalf is adapted from the comic story Born Again in which Kingpin has a mentally ill man dress up as Daredevil in an attempt to discredit and incriminate the real Daredevil (and also kill Foggy Nelson).
    • Likewise, his fight with Daredevil in a church while trying to kill Karen Page is a nod to the death of Karen Page in the comics, in which Bullseye killed Karen on Mysterio's behalf despite Daredevil's best efforts to protect her. It also bears some similarities to the fight between Bullseye and Daredevil in the 2003 movie.
  • His damaged spine that is then reconstructed with special metals is directly adapted from a story in the comics in which Bullseye's backbone was damaged and then rebuilt with adamantium. In both cases, the one responsible for it was Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama)'s father.


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