In Season 1 Episode 10 Nelson asks "have you killed anyone before?". Matt said no.

But Matt actually killed Nobu!

Why is he lying?

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Nelson asks "did you killed anyone before?"

That's not quite what Foggy asks.

The conversation goes something like.

Foggy Are you telling me the truth?

Matt I didn't kill him, Foggy. (referring to the murdered junkie)

Foggy So, you've never, you've never gone that far?

Matt No. But I.. I wanted to after Elena after everything Fisk had done. I... I went to a warehouse I thought he'd be at. I went to kill him.

Foggy: It's not enough playing judge and jury? You gotta add executioner to the list?

So Foggy isn't actually asking if he's "killed before" but rather has he murdered someone while he's acting like a vigilante.

Nobu "dies", sure, but it was an act of self-defence not murder or an execution.

The emphasis isn't on "never"...it's on "that far". As far as murder.

It's a fine distinction, perhaps, but still the truth.

  • thanks for your answer. "So you've NEVER gone that far?" What it means?? Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 7:54
  • Nice answer, can't relate with downvote and I do remember that conversation from my memory too.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 6:24
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    @AravindhGopi: Foggy and Matt were discussing the morality of someone who is willing to murder. While Nobu did die, Matt did not plan to murder him. This difference doesn't change the fact of Nobu's death, but it does mean that Matt's actions were not morally reprehensible. Foggy and Matt are talking about something that is morally reprehensible, so Nobu's death is not relevant to the discussion.
    – Flater
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 10:15

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