In season 1 of Daredevil,

Stick kills a child which we understand is a Black Sky and it is implied that there are many.

But then in season 2, and then in The Defenders

It is implied that the Black Sky is a unique being, foretold by some sort of prophecy, and that one of the Hand's main missions was to fulfil that prophecy.

So which one is it?

  • I'm pretty sure that it is anyone who has those killing tendencies. Let me just find the relevant sources and answer this.
    – sudhanva
    Nov 26, 2018 at 9:33
  • @Edmund Dantes A Black Sky is an entity and so the correct plural form appears to be Black Skys. I don't know for sure though.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Nov 26, 2018 at 10:30

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Spoilers below for Daredevil and possibly Defenders

In Season 1 of Daredevil, it is revealed that the much feared Black Sky is a little boy. After he is killed by Stick, Nobu says to Fisk,

It will be difficult to locate another Black Sky. They are extremely rare.

We also see that Elektra is revealed to be the second Black Sky in Season 2 of Daredevil.

These two points are pretty much conclusive that Black Sky is not a single entity, but there are others who are simply too difficult to find.

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    I presumed that any and all persons identified as a "Black Sky" were really just a potential vessel to bring about the prophecy of the "Black Sky", after the proper training, brainwashing, etc, similar to how The Oracle in The Matrix had multiple potential "ones" in her apartment, but there was only one actual "The One". They were just searching for the actual "Black Sky" among all the potential "Black Skys"
    – vynsane
    Nov 26, 2018 at 17:10

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