Agent Harlan

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Name: Agent Harlan

Other Names: Harlan

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #376 (June 1998): "Flying Blind, Part 1"

Creators: Scott Lobdell, Cully Hamner, Jason Martin

Number of Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D.

Enemy of: The Kingpin

Ally: Daredevil

Occupation: intelligence agent

Gender: male

Note: set up Operation: Flying Blind, Daredevil going undercover

Agent Harlan was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was the principal coordinator of "Operation: Flying Blind."

Agent Harlan used technology to reprogram Daredevil's mind so that he no longer remembered his old life, but thought he was a French man named Laurent LeVasseur. Operation: Flying Blind even restored Matt Murdock's sight temporarily.

The purpose of sending Daredevil undercover was to prevent a plot by the Kingpin to organize a criminal empire under his control within Europe, partially by selling a list of all undercover agents in the region to local crimelords.

Unfortunately, before Agent Harlan could work with Daredevil's new identity, Agent Harlan was killed by the Kingpin's people, leaving Daredevil somewhat adrift in Europe with a new identity and no direction. Another SHIELD agent (Tia Senyaka), tried to take over for Harlan, but nobody else really knew the details of this top-secret project.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Daredevil (vol. 1) #376 (June 1998): "Flying Blind, Part 1"

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