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14SHE REMEMBERED BEING ABUSED BY HER FATHER

Elektra as a child in Elektra Assassin 1

In 1986, Marvel published Elektra: Assassin, which portrayed an adult Elektra recalling vague memories of her father raping her when she was only five-years-old. It was revealed that she also heard voices and experienced hallucinatory visions so she began to cut herself as a means of treatment.

An interesting side-effect of her

self-harm was the development of some psychic abilities (Kids, do not try this at home). Her abilities didn't fully develop until she came into contact with the Hand much later.

Elektra wasn't able to determine whether or not she was really raped by her father. The pain caused by the memory and visions was difficult for her to overcome and because of her actions as a child, her father felt there was no recourse but to submit her for psychiatric evaluation and treatment. It seems unlikely that she was actually raped, but the memories plagued her.

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