Okay, some people are going to hate me for this, but… having a heightened sense of touch does not allow you to bend steel unless you also have superhuman strength. Daredevil does not. I think he actually only did this a few times, but I know it’s one of those abilities that people consider to be kinda cool. I say it’s wacky! It’s makes two erroneous assumptions: 1) that every bar of steel even has a weakness in it and 2) that knowing about this weakness is enough to be able to use it. Personally I don’t even buy that having a heightened sense of touch is enough to even feel the weakness (you might have to get some X-rays for that), but that’s just me. 😉
Below is a panel form Daredevil #3, where he rescues Karen from the Owl. Wacky, but cute!
Description: Daredevil is locked inside a large bird cage together with Karen page, and is seen bending the bars with his leg. Caption: “And so, the incredibly responsive muscles of Daredevil are again brought into play! Bracing himself in order to get maximum leverage, feeling the exact pressure points of the bar with his sensitive touch, he exerts just the right amount of pressure, until…” Daredevil says “There! Enough space for you to squeeze through! When you’re free, hold onto my shoulders and I’ll swing us to the door!”
I would like to know one thing, though. How on Earth did Matt sneak out of his cell during The Devil in Cell Block D? We know he didn’t bend the bars, so maybe he just has a very soft and squishy head. Any ideas?