The Chaste
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceDaredevil #187 (October 1982)
Created byFrank Miller
In-story information

The Chaste is a fictional heroic mystical martial arts enclave appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The organization was depicted as being led by Stick, who was created by Frank Miller in the pages of Daredevil.[1]

The Chaste appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Daredevil and the miniseries The Defenders.

Publication history

The Chaste was created by writer/artist Frank Miller, and first appeared in Daredevil #187 (October 1982).[2]

The Chaste live in a remote wilderness location that can only be accessed by climbing "the Wall," a sheer cliff. The climb also serves as an entrance exam – those who fail the climb are not considered worthy. The primary function of the Chaste is to combat the Hand, an evil ninja group dominated by a demon.[volume & issue needed]


In the story arc detailing Elektra's death and resurrection, the members of the Chaste are listed as:

In other media


Members Stick and Stone both appear in the Netflix show Daredevil. Stick is portrayed by Scott Glenn,[3] and Stone is portrayed by Jasson Finney.[4] Their first appearance is in the show's seventh episode, appropriately named "Stick". Stick plays an integral part in the episode, while Stone's appearance is far more minor, having occurred within the last few minutes, and, during which, his face is not seen.[5] Stick reappears in Season 2, which explores his ties with Elektra Natchios and Chaste's war against the ninja clan known as the Hand, led by Nobu. In flashbacks, it is revealed that Elektra is the Black Sky, a living weapon worshipped and coveted by the Hand. After disagreeing with Star (portrayed by Laurence Mason) over Elektra's future, Stick kills him to protect Elektra and flees with her.[6]

The Chaste return in The Defenders. The Chaste are revealed to be an army loyal to the Iron Fist, and serve K'un-Lun in their war against the Hand. Danny and Colleen are introduced trying to get information from a Chaste soldier named Shaft (portrayed by Marko Zaror) in Cambodia, but Elektra attacks them and kills him before he can give them anything.[7] On their return to New York City, the two follow a trail that leads them to an empty warehouse littered with dead bodies, later revealed by Stick to have been the last members of the Chaste.[8]


The Chaste appear in the 2005 film Elektra.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ DeFalco, Tom; Sanderson, Peter; Brevoort, Tom; Teitelbaum, Michael; Wallace, Daniel; Darling, Andrew; Forbeck, Matt; Cowsill, Alan; Bray, Adam (2019). The Marvel Encyclopedia. DK Publishing. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-4654-7890-0.
  3. ^ Perry, Spencer (November 2, 2016). "Scott Glenn, Rachael Taylor, and Rosario Dawson Confirmed for The Defenders". Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Sobolov, David [@@volobos] (July 29, 2015). "Here's my 'secret' scene from last year's season @Marvel's @Daredevil – I'm the voice of Stone" (Tweet). Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Turner, Brad (director); Douglas Petrie (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Stick". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 7. Netflix.
  6. ^ Lyn, Euros (director); Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Douglas Petrie (writer) (March 18, 2016). "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 12. Netflix.
  7. ^ Clarkson, S.J. (director); Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez (writer) (August 18, 2017). "The H Word". Marvel's The Defenders. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  8. ^ Abraham, Phil (director); Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez (writer) (August 18, 2017). "Royal Dragon". The Defenders. Season 1. Episode 4. Netflix.