Place of Birth
Ambassador Hugo Natchios (father, deceased)
Former member of The Hand
Columbia University (did not graduate)
Elektra is an Olympic-level athlete and gymnast, possessing strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and endurance at the pinnacle of human performance. She is a superb hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist.
Elektra Natchios, the daughter of a Greek ambassador, studied the martial arts as an adolescent. She went to college in New York at Columbia University where she studied political science. This is where she met fellow student, Matthew Murdock, who would later become Daredevil. Murdock revealed to Elektra that he had superhuman senses that compensated for his blindness, and they fell in love. About a year later, Elektra and her father were held hostage by terrorists in a building on campus. Murdock, with Elektra's help, defeated the terrorists. However, a policeman thought Elektra's father was one of the terrorists and shot him dead. Emotionally shattered, Elektra decided she no longer believed in the law and wanted to withdraw herself from the world, so she left America and Murdock. (To learn more about Daredevil, click on his name above.)
She eventually studied martial arts with a sensei in Japan. She left studying with that sensei to join the secret organization of martial artists, headed by Stick, known as the Chaste. (It is interesting to point out that Stick was also Daredevil's sensei.) She spent a year with the Chaste and greatly developed her martial arts skills. But, Stick asked her to leave the group because she was still filled with pain over her father's death and hatred for the world she blamed for it. (Elektra, the movie, did a pretty good job at keeping this part of the storyline.) Since Elektra had to leave the Chaste, she returned to her previous sensei in Japan. Determined to prove herself to Stick, she infiltrated the Hand, a secret order of ninjas devoted to assassination and domination through fear. She intended to subvert their activities, but the Hand instead tricked her into killing her sensei. Taking advantage of Elektra's fragile psyche, the Hand turned Elektra to their dark ways. Later, Elektra was able to break free and escape their control. (To learn more about these different groups, along with their leaders, click on their highlighted names above.)Elektra spent years as a bounty hunter and assassin for hire. While working in New York City, she crossed paths with Daredevil, whom she discovered was Matt Murdock, her old love. Daredevil strongly opposed her activities, but the two still cared deeply for one another. They fought the Hand together, but then Elektra was hired by Kingpin as his chief assassin. In this role, she even had to fight Daredevil. Later, she fought and was killed by the Kingpin's former chief assassin, Bullseye, who sought to reclaim his former position with the Kingpin. Elektra died in Daredevil's arms. (Daredevil, the movie, didn't really keep to this storyline.) Elektra was later resurrected by a member of Stick's order, and once again became a hired assassin. She did not reveal herself to Murdock for many years, but the two have crossed paths numerous times since, with Elektra helping him in times of great need. But, they have not rekindled their love interest as Murdock is now married. (If you would like to learn more about Kingpin or Bullseye, just click on their names.)
Elektra’s primary weapons are her twin sais. She can throw them with deadly accuracy. She is also skilled with the katana, three-sectioned-staff, and other martial arts weapons.
Elektra does not have any powers. In the movie Elektra, they gave her a power that made it so she could see what will happen in the near future. I thought it was kind of interesting how they gave Elektra a power that she doesn't have in the comics.