The New York mobs are run by Rigoletto. He refuses to “cater to unholy perversions” even though there is money to be made preying on children and dealing crack cocaine. He wants to stick to the old rackets, saying, “We may be criminals, but we are not monsters.” There is unrest among the lower bosses. Rigoletto has a silent, nameless body guard, a giant of a man. He is the only one Rigoletto trusts. After the meeting, the man massages Rigoletto’s temples, then quickly and efficiently snaps his neck. He quietly takes the rose from Rigoletto’s lapel and places it on his own to become the new Kingpin of crime.
Shortly after he has taken control, two junkies try to run a ransom scheme with a girl they abducted for the Kingpin’s child pornography ring. He sends his assassin, Larks, to make an example of them. By the end of the night, Larks is dead and rumors of a “Daredevil” reach the Kingpin’s ears, leaving him to wonder, “Who is he? And why does he worry me so?”