Karen chooses her own life and the people that she wants in it.
Love triangles are some of the most popular relationships in the media, two corners of the triangle vying for the attention of one. Love triangles might be popular because of the incessant drama that it induces, and for most love triangles, there is almost nothing more to the story than the struggle of picking one or the other. When Karen Page is introduced in the first season of Daredevil, she buds from a victim to Foggy and Matt’s adorably intelligent aide to the very adept and detective-like reporter.
Matt and Karen’s pairing off is inevitable and ultimately less cringe-worthy, as there is no unnecessary frustration of figuring out if Karen will choose him or Foggy, causing a relieved sigh from the audience. Matt seems the obvious choice for her, the way their ideas and thoughts align. Then, the second season of Daredevil introduces the antithesis to Matt and the seeming villain, Frank Castle. Fostered by Karen’s belief in him and stemming his trust in her, a blossoming of a relationship forms, fracturing the idea she’s created with Matt. The love triangle emerges, but perhaps in an entirely different way, and that is because of Karen Page’s autonomy.
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