Franklin "Foggy" Nelson is Matt Murdock's best friend and associate, sharing with him the Nelson & Murdock, a law firm. He likes his job, but complaints with Matt because of the choices he does about the assisted ones, since his partner always accepts to defend innocent people, which are almost everytime poor, and pay the two lawyers with anything they can afford to, thus including cheese and other food, furniture and toys, which Foggy's office is full of. During an exclusive dinner, Foggy tried to put Nelson & Murdock in Wilson Fisk's list of lawyers, but Matt firmly refuses, declaring that he'll never defend guilty ones, with Foggy's disappointment at he loss of money his friend caused.
He often takes a coffee with his partner, debating on everything, from work to urban legends, which Foggy loves. Matt usually mocks his friend because of his faith in the existence of sewer's gators or urban "myths" like Daredevil. In one occasion, Foggy tries to put mayonnaise in Matt's coffee, but eventually the blind lawyer gives him his cup and Foggy ends up drinking it. When Elektra Natchios is killed, Foggy proves to be sensitive to his pal's grief and tries to make him cheer up.
Foggy Nelson is a smart and able lawyer and a good person, although he can be greedy and childish. He's always ready to help his friend Matt Murdock and they share a deep friendship, even if they spend most of the time playing and jocking.
Behind the scenes
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- Many of Foggy's scenes were cut from the final release of the movie, but they're available in the Director's Cut.
- Favreau would later appear in more Marvel movies, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 as Tony Stark's friend and driver, Harold "Happy" Hogan.