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The Ch'i-Lin are mystic beasts which seek to kill an Iron Fist on their 33rd birthday and use their heart to gain access to the dragon's egg, which they wish to consume.

After saving the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven from a Hydra plot to destroy them, Iron Fist returned to New York City to fight against a Ch'i-Lin at the Rand Building, and looked into Xao, learning he was descended from the Lightning Lords of Nepal.[1] They later helped Iron Fist against the Ch'i-Lin's host, Zhou Cheng.[2]


  • The Ch'i-Lin are probably based upon the mythical qilin (same pronounciation). However, unlike their Marvel counterparts, the qilin are so kind and pure-hearted that they refuse to kill any being.

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