Karla Faye Gideon
Place of Birth
Howard Gideon (husband); Bradley Gideon (son, deceased)
Karla Faye Gideon lived with her abusive husband, Howard, and the two had a son named Bradley together. One day, when Bradley was a teenager, Karla's husband found their son looking at inappropriate magazines. This resulted in her husband beating their son to death. Not realizing the truth of what had happened, Karla soon found out that the blame of her son's murder fell on three local teenagers named Joel, Saul, and Adrienne.
Soon after, it was Matthew Murdock who visited the home of the Gideons and talked to Karla about
what had happened to Bradley; however, she refused to talk to him. (To learn about Daredevil, click on the highlighted name above.)
One morning, soon after, Howard woke up having seen a "devil" in his tree. Afterward, Karla and Howard gathered a group of people, including police, to the temporary office of the attorneys Constance, Murdock, and others. Karla was there when Howard verbally assaulted Murdock,
claiming he'd brought Daredevil with him to town; however, but Murdock refused to give in
and departed peacefully. On Sunday, Murdock, Constance, and the Gideons were all at
church, where the pastor lectured on the evil of the devil. The pastor then called for the town to collect every evil thing from their
homes and burn them in a large bonfire later. Again, Howard shouted out at Murdock that
Daredevil didn't scare him at all, but Murdock responded stating that they wanted teeth casts from Howard. Later that night, Howard yanked out most of his teeth
himself. Immediately afterward, Howard called the police, claiming that Daredevil had
done that to him and his teeth. Karla believed her husband that Daredevil had done that to him.
For the month long trial, Karla was present at the Kramer County Courthouse, while the attorneys Constance, Murdock, and others questioned witnesses including Sheriff
Stonehouse and Howard Gideon. Unfortunately, in the end, the verdict was reached and Joel, Saul, and Adrienne were found guilty--Saul and Adrienne were
given life in prison and Joel was given the death penalty due to aggravating
It was seven years later, the night before Joel was scheduled to
be executed, that Karla Faye Gideon was
packing when she heard Howard downstairs. When she looked in her husband's cupboard, she found inappropriate magazines
and Bradley's missing shoe. Karla suddenly realized that
her abusive husband was actually the one that killed their son; therefore, she called Matthew Murdock for help. However, Howard hung up the
told her that he never meant to hurt their son. After Joel's execution,
Daredevil rushed to the Gideon home and found Karla sedated and Howard gone. When Karla woke, she told Murdock what she had discovered. Later, Howard returned home with a plan to kill Karla, but he
found Daredevil there instead. The hero pinned Howard down just as Sheriff
Stonehouse came in to arrest Howard. Stonehouse let
Daredevil go free, saying that he never saw him there. And Karla finally agreed to testify against her husband. Soon after, when Howard Gideon was convicted for the murder of Karla's son, Adrienne and Saul were released from prison.
More recently, Karla Faye Gideon's current whereabouts are unknown.
There is nothing there, but here is the Marvel.com bio link for Karla Faye Gideon, http://marvel.com/universe/Gideon,_Karla_Faye.
Karla Faye Gideon appears in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the comics, Karla Faye Gideon doesn't have any superpowers. However, in the TV version, she has metallic fingernails on each hand who joins Calvin Zabo (Mr. Hyde) to go up against Agent Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. whom she has a grudge against.