Maya Lopez was the daughter of a crime boss who was killed by his partner in crime, Kingpin, who adopted her and raised her to believe that Daredevil was responsible for her father's death. She was originally thought to be mentally disabled, but she was later revealed to have a photographic memory much like Taskmaster's. As she grew older, she took upon the guise of Echo to kill Daredevil and subsequently developed a crush on his alter ego Matt Murdock, unaware that they were the same person. Upon finding out Daredevil's identity and the truth about her father's demise, she turns against Kingpin. In order to have peace within herself, she goes on a vision quest and encounters Wolverine, who helps her accept her past and gives her his knowledge of Japanese culture. She later went on to join the New Avengers, temporarily under the alias of Ronin.