- Well... If you think about it, kid... Anything's a weapon... So... In this sense, I am one...
- -- Bullseye
- -- Bullseye
None is known about Lester's mysterious past life, except for the time when he admitted to Daredevil that even once, he was captured and interrogated in a highly secure U.S. prison, and related many details about his early life, about shooting his drunk step-father in the head with latter's own personal handgun, several months after his mother's unfortunate death. At first, Lester admitted that he felt killing him, only to progressively and willingly embrace the darkness that has been trying to supress him since that life-changing moment, later on.
While in high school, the man who would become Bullseye in the far future eventually became a talented pitcher throghout his years in high school and was finally offered a college scholarship. He instead chose to join minor league baseball. With a perfect pitching record, it is possible that he was on his way to be a Major League Baseball player. Eventually, however, he became bored and annoyed, causing him to intentionally kill an arrogant and egotistical batter who continuously mocked him out of impatience.
This was a watershed moment for Bullseye, revealing the pleasure that killing brought him, along with him showing his apathetic and sadistic side towards taking others' lives, most especially those who he usually hates the most. After the following incidents, Lester was put into rehabilitation in order to treat him psychologically before he served a sentence juvenile hall and prison, and finally he joined the army, momentarily serving during the phase known as the UNOSOM II of the Somali Civil War.
He later went on working for the United States National Security Agency, according to both himself and his personal database going by the identity of Benjamin Poindexter, and then went on to become a freelance killer for hire after having excellent talents of marksmanship and perfect accuracy that even surpasses every other agents in the organization, where he coincidentally earned the name of "Bullseye," in which he and his subordinates had been using to him ever since until his mysterious departure from the agency.
His slow but progressive rise to notoriety came in New York City where he wanted to make a name for himself by defeating the brutal vigilante and hero known by many as Daredevil. He was regularly hired by Kingpin such as when he shot on civilians in order to blame Daredevil. He then lured Daredevil into a closed park and defeated him again, in which he threw a grenade at the hero, and quickly defeated him, almost leaving him to die in an alleyway near the park they first encountered. The Devil of Hell's Kitchen later returned the favor and bested Bullseye several times during their repeated encounters, making Bullseye become one of Daredevil's most notorious threats across the city of New York.
At some point in time a year before the Chitauri Invasion, Lester was able to know and figure out the Devil's identity through several methods including information from the Kingpin himself when he was temporarily imprisoned, revealing that the blind lawyer Matt Murdock is indeed Daredevil himself. Aside from Daredevil, Bullseye had also gone to face several other heroes in and out of New York, including the likes of the Spider-Man, Elektra, Punisher, Defenders, Young Avnegers, and at least one time being the whole roster of the Avengers and the heroic mutant X-Men themselves, and despite him being defeated a few times by the heroes, the mercenary was able to escape full custody from the authorities.
During the days of Ultimate War, Bullseye was an independent participant who joined the secretly emerging Movement Alliance, although he was still acknowledged and considered by several other villains as be a member of Kingpin's Criminal Empire, having to be known with his past ties with Wilson Fisk in his crusade against both the Daredevil and Matt Murdock himself, by trying to scar his life forever.
During the days of the conflict, Bullseye used the devious advantage of being without having to be present at the few main headquarters of Fisk's criminal organization across the city of New York, with Daredevil and the rest of the Defenders not immediately realizing that the sadistic mercenary had his own personal vengeful agenda against the vigilante without the need to face him, by hunting down each and every one of Murdock's loved ones.
Assassination of Karen Page
During Bullseye's personal vendetta against Murdock, he intentionally planned to track down the hero's closest allies (Maggie Murdock, Claire Temple, Foggy Nelson) one by one and murder them in cold blood, only for his original plans to "fail" when the hero was able to figure out his plans and surpass all the traps he had set for the Guardian Devil in an attempt to slow him down, before he could have even executed any single one of them. Unfortunately, Daredevil was also too late to realize the latter was never Lester's true intentions, but it was instead to hunt down Murdock's long-time love interest and former fiancee, Karen Page.
When the mercenary later finds the vigilante finally protecting Karen and some of his heroic allies inside her own apartment in Manhattan, Bullseye still victors another battle against Daredevil and was agile enough to evade and counteract the attacks of the Defenders and succeeded in his short mission for vengeance, having to sadly kill Karen by the last second using the hero's own billy club when she sacrificed herself for Matt from getting hit by the club to the chest, without any signs of hesitation or mercy to what he just did.
Murdock, immediately filled with uncontrollable anger and grief, the latter furiously fought Bullseye alone and as the fight had continuously reached across the rooftops of him and Karen's apartment in Manhattan. After a bit of a struggle battling the skilled mercenary, he used his bloodied billy club to fling him off the highest roof and win the duel plummeting thirty-five stories below, finally avenging Karen's unfortunate death.
Arrival of The Good Samaritan
Despite not having to feel any sort of pain after he fell, Bullseye knew that his spine was severely shattered and he was left completely paralyzed. Unbeknownst to everyone else, Bullseye was then taken to hidden laboratory found at an unknown location (somewhere in Hokkaido, Japan) by a mysterious man calling himself Lord Dark Wind, where the man had put him into cryostatis chamber for months, while he progressively replaced various bones of Lester's body with adamantium and laced a portion of his skeleton.
From his spine, fists, to his skull, most of his body have been laced with the strongest known metallic alloy on Earth. Before the recovering Lester could have gotten the chance to meet the man who saved his life even further, he was drugged after his recovery, wherein the stranger had put him on a roof of a random building somewhere in Brooklyn. Despite his moment of confusion, Lester was able to get back up once again and move on as he figured out that he was in Brooklyn at the moment, months after the infamous Ultimate War had already been ended by the heroic Ultimate Alliance.
Following the aftermath of the notorious Secret Skrull Invasion, Bullseye eventually operated under the mantle of the heroic persona of Hawkeye in Norman Osborn's new team of Dark Avengers. Using an advanced version of the Photostatic Veil, Lester masqueraded as the identity of Clint Barton when the known heroes in the United States were eventually labelled as fugitives after a framing incident was made against them, making the public believe the real heroes were impostors, since the end of Skrull Invasion. A public press conference was later held at the reopened Avengers Tower where Norman unveiled this newest incarnation of the Avengers. Unbeknownst to everyone in the public, these team was formed by Osborn for achieving his self-ambitious visions and his mad quest for power.
During the Dark Avengers' first official assemblies by the authoritative organization H.A.M.M.E.R., they were called by the government to deal with different threats, including the likes of other notorious villains, from the aggressive and bloodthirsty mysterious mutates from the Savage Land to the powerful interdimensional warlock from an alternate reality known as Mysterium, along with intentionally framing most heroes as dangerous criminals and fugitives of the country, so only he and his enforcers would be left to "protect" the innocent ones from other evil forces.
The Terror of Hell's Kitchen
During his time as the famous purple shooter, he was hired by many different private rogue organizations connected to H.A.M.M.E.R., most notably the last one being the Kingpin's Criminal Empire after Wilson Fisk himself went after to confront and hire him as Lester once more in order to hunt down Daredevil within Hell's Kitchen, now as the Dark Avenger. In this way, Kingpin had guaranteed that no one and nobody else would get the chance to trample down his powerful system of crime within the city of New York, especially his "home" in Hell's Kitchen. Feeling bored of his everyday duty as an Avenger, Bullseye decided to agree with this particular mission. Using the permission from Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. altogether to publicly declare Daredevil as a fugitive and an enemy of the state, along with a few staged incidents that involved framing the Guardian Devil even further, Bullseye finally wore the Photostatic Veil posing as Clint Barton and suited up as Hawkeye and began his hunt for Daredevil, who was now on the run, with the assistance of H.A.M.M.E.R.'s tactical forces by searching the entirety of the city in case they spot him in the process.
Later on, Bullseye eventually manages to track down the current hideout of Daredevil and the Guardian Devil himself afterwards, to which they battle it out across the streets of Hell's Kitchen. During the duel, Daredevil was able to figure out that it was not the real Clint Barton he was facing, but was actually an impostor posing both as Barton and Hawkeye, learning through the familiar moves of his current adversary. Realizing an opening for him to execute his strategy, Daredevil kept on counteracting the shooter's moves until he punches the rogue Avenger's face, immediately breaking the nano mask, showing Lester's face.
Despite having his real identity exposed, Bullseye hysterically tells him that it was a relief for him to "have his face back" when he smashed the veil, and still continues to fight Daredevil in the streets of Hell's Kitchen, ending with his momentary victory. Gaining the upper hand against Murdock, Lester claimed to have already gotten the hero's head placed in his room at the H.A.M.M.E.R. headquarters, if it wasn't for Fisk's orders to capture him alive.
At first, Bullseye's mission was seemingly a full success at first, only for all the progress that he's made was ruined when Daredevil's defeat was all a set up, so the troops of the NYPD, led by a redeemed Jean DeWolff could intercepted Bullseye's mission and apprehend his fellow H.A.M.M.E.R. soldiers. Filled with disappointment and loss his patience, Lester went in a fit of rage, which subsequently caused the sudden demise of DeWolff when he shot her through another officer, and several other officers who perished during the warzone, until he was finally given a final strike to the face by Daredevil, defeating him once gain. Bullseye was able to abandon his H.A.M.M.E.R. associates to be arrested and escape the scene, returning to the H.A.M.M.E.R. headquarters to report his failure to the superiors and teammates, including Osborn.
Siege of Asgard
The idea of the Dark Avengers's replacement role over the Avengers was thankfully and eventually prevented by the new reformed and secret incarnation of the Avengers even before it was meant to happen, dismantling H.A.M.M.E.R. and reabsorbing its faction back to S.H.I.E.L.D. once again, returning Jeffrey Mace's position as secret co-directors along with Phil Coulson, which extremely enrages a now-fugitive Osborn and causes him and his Dark Avengers to rely on his back-up plan, the Siege of Asgard.
Having part of the Dark Avengers, Thor's diabolical cyborg clone, Ragnarok conveniently suggested Osborn and his teammates into leading an all-out assault on the city of Asgard, since he knew a secret way to enter the realm. The Ultimates then led a rebellion against Osborn's schemes that finally defeated them in the end, but at the cost of several casualties, including Loki, along with the half of the city's destruction at the hands of Osborn.
In the aftermath of the Asgardian Siege, a ravenously insane Osborn was imprisoned within the Raft, with Sofen, Bullseye, and Gargan being imprisoned in several other maximum prisons throughout the United States, with the exception of Noh-Varr, who was honored by the authorities and his allies for helping them betray and fully defeat his own evil team.
In the wake of every heroes' victory against the Mad Titan Thanos, the second roster of the Dark Avengers have subsequently dismantled by itself since they have no other reason of reforming at all and they couldn't risk being detected by the public, though most of its members were still able to evade returning to custody, either starting a new life or continuing their diabolical ways as criminals. In this case, Lester had no intentions of changing his ways and unhesitatingly continued his long-time career and sadistic passion as an elite mercenary-for-hire, usually across several states within the United States.
Powers and Abilities
- Adamantium Enhancements
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Durability
- Daredevil Sense
|Power Grid |
|* Empowered by the adamantium-laced enhancements|
- Olympic Physical Conditioning
- Master Acrobat
- Expert Marksman
- Expert Assassin
- Master Martial Artist
- Weapons Proficiency
- Expert Escapologist
- Stealth Master
- Paralysis (formerly)
- Adamantium Laced Bones
- Avengers Identicard (formerly)
- Photostatic Veil (formerly; destroyed)
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: Any object held in Bullseye's hands is a "potential weapon." However, he will often use guns and knives, as well as a number of throwing weapons such as shuriken or even just playing cards.
- No special notes.
- ↑ Modern Comics: Avengers Vol 1 89
- No trivia.
- Appearances of Lester (Earth-61615)
- Character Gallery: Lester (Earth-61615)
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