Monday 15 August 2016

The Iron Fist

As promised we'll be posting about the Iron Fist today. Not only is he yet again a fascinating character but he will also get his own Netflix series. You might have heard about this but after they've made his adaption there also will be a team up with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil which will be the first known super hero team up in a Marvel TV series. 

Daniel Rand is the son of Wendell Rand. His dad had an interest in the city K'un-Lun, which is an ancient city in the Himalayas that is founded by an alien race. The city was ruled by aliens called the Dragon Kings and they were subjects to their supreme ruler, the godlike Master Khan. Daniels father once saved one of the rulers of the city called Lord Tuan. The master was so thankful that he adopted Wendell and made him heir to the throne. The true son of Lord Tuan called Yu-Ti wasn't happy about this. Rand married his first wife Shakari and had a daughter called Miranda. Later on he was attacked by the jealous son Yu-Ti and his wife was killed. Filled with grief Wendell returned to civilization and lived a normal life where he later married Heather Ducan and fathered Daniel. Meanwhile in K'un-Lun Lord Tuan died and his son Yu-Ti became ruler.

Later when Daniel was about nine Wendell decided to travel to K'un-Lun with his family. Daniel, his mother, father and the business partner of his father called Harold Meachum made the journey to the Himalayas. One day Wendell fell but was able to grab the edge of the cliff. Screaming for Meachum's help he tried to get back on top but Meachum was a evil man and wanted the company he and Wendell owned for himself so he threw the man to his death. Later Heather gives her life trying to save her son from a pack of wolves and Daniel gets found and taken in by a few K'un-Lun locals. 

Vowing to avenge his parents Daniel studied material arts under his trainer and mentor Lei Kung. At the age of nineteen he requested a chance to fight Shou-Lao the Undying and thereby gaining the power of the Iron Fist. He did what no man ever did before and slew Shou-Lao. He gained mystic powers that made him more deadly than ever. 

Later he returned to New York for revenge but didn't got what he was looking for since Meachum got slain by a ninja servant of the Master Khan. He faced many different enemies among them is the Steel Serpent and the Cult of Karakai. He became a known crime fighter and even a Defender later on. 

I'm excited about what Netflix is going to do with this character but we can already see a little sneak peak below!

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