Has Daredevil's blindness ever actually inhibited him?

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Daredevil is blind.

Like, technically.

But he can see. He has a 360 range of "vision", can tell exactly where everything around him is with extreme precision, and has so much awareness of his surroundings that he sees far, far more than your average sighted person. He can read ordinary print by feeling the ink on pages. He can feel colors by the different levels of heat they emit.

So my question is, what can't Daredevil do? Are there any ways in which he is actually disabled compared to an ordinary sighted person? Any notable examples from comics? Not to say there are none; I'm just curious what examples there are.

By the way, I'm not talking about instances where he was depowered or had his senses dulled so that he became a normal blind person. Nor am I talking about instances where his enhanced senses were too strong and made him overly sensitive to loud noises or somesuch thing. What I'm asking is, what instances are there (if any) of a healthy Daredevil being inhibited by his blindness?

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@amendment50: here and there in older comics but not in recent. But haven't read Daredevil in long time

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His blindness has not really hampered him much, all it really does is stop him from seeing very specific things based on color.

ex. he could not read a magazine because there is no indention from the printing process and he can't see the color.

Daredevil's main hindrance is his enhanced other senses constantly having to be kept in check.

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He hates being underwater because his senses are useless until he reaches the surface. Scary shit, seriously.

From Superior Iron Man, Issue #2
From Superior Iron Man, Issue #2

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@t6 said:

He hates being underwater because his senses are useless until he reaches the surface. Scary shit, seriously.

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That sucks...

Poor Matt.

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"Try the red one."

Even though I guess that falls under your stipulations about his senses being dulled at that point.

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He can't read via touch if the page or document if laminated and is unable to see stuff on a phone or computer screen. But again, this is writer pending.

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He's a horrible driver lol

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He cannot see Bullseye being cooler than him that's all

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@rockette said:
@t6 said:

He hates being underwater because his senses are useless until he reaches the surface. Scary shit, seriously.

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That sucks...

Poor Matt.

Yeah that's messed up.

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#12  Edited By force_echo

A lot. He can't see colors so he can't watch TV or movies or use the internet or see anything on any kind of electronic screen. Not only that, his echolocation (or radar sense depending on the writer but I prefer to think of it as an advanced form of echolocation) can be overwhelmed or confused.

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@anthp2000 said:

@rockette said:
@t6 said:

He hates being underwater because his senses are useless until he reaches the surface. Scary shit, seriously.

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That sucks...

Poor Matt.

Yeah that's messed up.

I actually remember reading that issue of Superior IM now that you bring it up. Really good (and creepy, yeesh) example.

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He can't see colors. Although, he has proven to be capable of seeing things on computer screens as he blatantly did back in Daredevil vol.1 #321 when he was ordering supplies for a new heavy-duty suit.

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#15  Edited By force_echo

@ghostravage said:

He can't see colors. Although, he has proven to be capable of seeing things on computer screens as he blatantly did back in Daredevil vol.1 #321 when he was ordering supplies for a new heavy-duty suit.

In Mark Waid's Daredevil run someone held up a tablet to his face and he couldn't read what was on it. It could be in DD 321 he was using an audio interface like real life blind people to access the internet.

Also, in DD vol. 5, Matt gets into a situation where he couldn’t read the electronic countdown timer to a bomb planted in an apartment complex or see the colors of the wires for the bomb, leaving him unable to disarm it

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Once he was in a room with a bomb, and due to his blindness, he couldn't tell how much time was on the detonator, nor could he tell which wire to cut.

He had to leave the room, capture one of the enemy's henchmen, and get him to disarm it.

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He can't see things

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Yeah. Every time his Radar Sense gets messed up from water or loud noises.

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He can't see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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He's a horrible driver lol

Wait, really? o.o

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@mrmonster said:

Once he was in a room with a bomb, and due to his blindness, he couldn't tell how much time was on the detonator, nor could he tell which wire to cut.

He had to leave the room, capture one of the enemy's henchmen, and get him to disarm it.

Do you know what issue? That's really neat actually.

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Being in the rain screws with his radar sense. There's also been a few instances where he's had to relearn how to use his radar sense and was unable to control it along with his senses.

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@mrmonster said:

Once he was in a room with a bomb, and due to his blindness, he couldn't tell how much time was on the detonator, nor could he tell which wire to cut.

He had to leave the room, capture one of the enemy's henchmen, and get him to disarm it.

Do you know what issue? That's really neat actually.

I remember it was a fairly recent issue. It was part of Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 1 Chinatown. It was towards the end, so probably issue 4 or 5. I normally wait for the graphic novel to come out before I buy comics, so I don't really keep up with individual issues that much.

http://marvel.com/comics/collection/56284/daredevil_back_in_black_vol_1_-_chinatown_trade_paperback

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Yeah when people asked him whether the dress was blue and black, or white and gold, he couldn't tell which it was, so he felt pretty bad, and missed out on some pretty riveting online debating.

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#27  Edited By brucerogers

@amendment50: That bomb thing happened in Daredevil vol 5 #4.

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I wonder if he only found out about pornography after he went blind. Poor guy if that's the case. X3

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He will never know how hot he is...

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Either than being underwater or rain, nothing else really.