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Quote1.png I am the Iron Fist. I hold back the storm when nothing else can. Quote2.png
Daniel Rand[src]


Early Life

Daniel Rand was the son of businessman Wendell Rand, who had once lived in the fabled city of K'un-Lun, which exists in another dimensional realm. Wendell Rand-K'ai, as he was known there was the adopted son and heir of Lord Tuan, who ruled K'un-Lun in the guise of Yu-Ti, the August Personage in Jade. However, Wendell was driven from K'un-Lun by his brother, Nu-An, who not only wanted to rule K'un-Lun himself, but who was Wendell's rival for the love of a woman named Shakirah.[13] It was Wendell that Shakirah chose, and she bore him a daughter, Miranda. Wendell found refuge outside K'un-Lun and became a successful businessman in the United States. In his absence, Tuan died and Wendell's brother succeeded him as Yu-Ti, the August Personage in Jade. Wendell married a woman named Heather, who bore him a son, Daniel.[14]

Wendell sought to return to K'un-Lun, which ordinarily was only accessible from Earth through an interdimensional nexus that opened once every ten years. When Daniel was nine, his father traveled to Tibet along with Heather and his business partner Harold Meachum in search of the nexus to K'un-Lun. Toppling off a treacherous mountain passage, Daniel dragged his mother and father over the ice shelf with him. While he and his mother landed on a ledge below, his father dangled over the sheer drop of the mountainside and called to his partner for help. Hoping to take over Rand's share of the business, Meachum instead caused him to lose his grip and plunge to his death. Though Meachum offered to help Heather Rand and her son, they spurned him. Attempting to make it back to camp on their own, Heather and her son spied a long suspension bridge as a pack of wolves attacked. Heather tried to hold them off long enough for her son to get to safety and was killed in the effort.[1]

Soon thereafter, denizens of K'un-Lun found the boy and took him to their city. There Daniel was brought before Yu-Ti, who had secretly plotted the murder of both Wendell and Heather. Yu-Ti apprenticed Daniel to the martial arts master Lei Kung the Thunderer.[15]

Rand's training under Lei Kung was rigorous. At the age of sixteen, Rand earned the Crown of Fu-Hsi, king of the vipers, vanquished four foes in the ritualistic Challenge of the Many, and defeated Shu-Hu, a mechanical being whose name means "Lightning."[1] Rand diligently conditioned his hands by thrusting them into tubs of hot sand, then gravel, and finally rock.[15]

Iron Fist

At age nineteen Rand was given the opportunity to gain the power of the Iron Fist. He was sent to battle the enormous fire-breathing serpent called Shou-Lao the Undying which lived in a cave outside the city and which ferociously guarded a brazier containing its heart, which had mystically been removed from its body. In their battle, Rand grabbed the serpent's body, which bore a scar which imprinted itself upon Rand's chest. Killing the serpent, Rand plunged his hands into the now unguarded brazier containing Shou-Lao's molten heart when his hands shone with a quasi-mystical force and he earned the title "Iron Fist," for he could now summon superhuman energy to reinforce the power of blows struck by his hands.[15]

Danny Rand, Iron Fist

Declining to stay in K'un-Lun eternally, Rand returned to America when the nexus reopened in order to take vengeance on Meachum for his father's death. While recovering from severe frostbite in the Himalayas, Meachum learned of Rand's training at K'un-Lun and returned to America as an invalid to await Rand. Clad in the ceremonial garb of Iron Fist, Rand finally confronted Meachum, but took pity on the invalid and spared him. Minutes later, however, a mysterious ninja murdered Meachum.[16] Blamed for the murder by Meachum's daughter Joy, Iron Fist undertook the mission of finding the ninja and clearing his own name. Eventually, Iron Fist succeeded in both tasks. During the same time, he accompanied a woman named Jade to Feng-Tu, K'un-Lun's afterlife, where he met his mother, who had taken on the name Silver Dragon and been enslaved by the sorcerer Dhasha Khan. While in Feng-Tu, he was killed by the Bowman so he could fight Khan as a spirit. After defeating him, Rand was restored to life by Jade.[17]

Heroes For Hire

Iron Fist was befriended by Professor Lee Wing and his daughter Colleen, a private investigator. When she was kidnapped by Master Khan, he and Colleen's partner Misty Knight tracked leads about her whereabouts to England, where Iron Fist clashed with Radion[18] and Scimitar.[19] He finally discovered Colleen in Khan's fortress in Halwan, where she attacked him under the influence of Angar the Screamer. Iron Fist managed to free her from the mental control by using his powers to bridge their minds.[13] Together, they managed to defeat Angar and Khan, but not before Danny learned the truth about his adopted uncle Nu-An: that he had driven his father from K'un-Lun and that he was responsible for his mother's death.[20]

Iron Fist was then framed for the supposed death of Bill Hao by his brother, the crime-lord Chaka Khan.[21] With the help of Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, he managed to clear his name and defeat Chaka.[5] Eventually, Danny Rand became the lover of Misty Knight. At the request of her friend Blackbyrd, he teamed up with Shang-Chi, Jack of Hearts and White Tiger (Hector Ayala) to take down the Corporation.[22]

Although Harold Meachum's daughter Joy and his brother Ward long mistakenly sought vengeance on Iron Fist for Harold's death, Daniel finally made peace with Joy Meachum. Daniel claimed his inheritance as a full partner in Rand-Meachum, Inc., thus becoming a millionaire.[23] However, Rand allowed Joy Meachum to manage the business. His activities as Iron Fist had led him to become a crime fighter, and eventually he chose to devote his time to acting as the partner of Luke Cage, alias Power Man, in their firm Heroes for Hire, Inc. Through this firm Cage and Rand accepted jobs as special bodyguards or detectives.[24]

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Iron Fist was one of the many heroes kidnapped by Professor Soos to participate in his fighting festival against his own creations. Iron Fist was the second participant and was pitted against Mr. Monkey, who was too fast for Iron Fist and even though he attempted to unleash his chi energy on Mr. Monkey he was eventually knocked out.[25] He was later of the many heroes who was present at Luke Cage's surprise party after Luke defeated Professor Soos.[26]

During a return visit to K'un-Lun, however, Rand was exposed to deadly radiation and was diagnosed with cancer. Almost immediately after, he was kidnapped by the H'ylthri, ancient alien enemies of K'un-Lun who planned an invasion of Earth. A plant-matter clone of Rand briefly took his place in the real world, unknown to his friends.[27]

One day "Iron Fist" used his superhuman healing power to try to cure a young boy named Bobby Wright of his terminal disease. The disease was a side effect of the exposure to radiation that enabled Wright to transform himself into an adult superhuman being who called himself Captain Hero. Iron Fist went into a trance outside Wright's hospital room in an attempt to rest after the effort of trying to heal him. In another attempt to help Wright, duplicates of Kree Nega-Bands were placed on his wrists. As a result Wright suffered intense pain. Transforming into Captain Hero, he struck Iron Fist repeatedly, desperately trying to bring him out of his trance. Misjudging his superhuman strength, Captain Hero instead seemingly killed Iron Fist before disappearing himself. Luke Cage was blamed for the murder, and went on the run instead of facing the law. The hero-for-hire business was effectively dismantled.[28]

Some time after this, the alien Super-Skrull duplicated Rand's likeness and fully assumed his identity so as to use the Rand Corporation as well as gain economic control of the Antarctic paradise known as the Savage Land. This conflicted with the plans of another company, Oracle Inc., owned by Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner. Namor, Namorita, and Misty Knight then confronted Super-Skrull, who, with his plans ruined, abandoned Rand's identity and fled. The assembled heroes soon set out on a search for the real Danny Rand, eventually freeing him from the H'ylthri with the help of Namor and the sorcerer Dr. Strange. Rand then found himself cured of his cancer on account of his chi meditations while in stasis with the H'ylthri.[29]

Following the seeming deaths of most of Earth's heroes at the hands of the sentient psionic menace known as Onslaught, the duo decided to expand the membership of Heroes for Hire. The agency merged with Oracle Inc. - the corporation owned by Prince Namor, the Atlantean Sub-Mariner - to protect the world from danger, for a price. The original Human Torch, Jim Hammond, lined up the jobs; Iron Fist acted as field commander. The team rarely collected its fee, however, and eventually disbanded when Namor saw fit to diffuse Oracle Inc.[30]

Hoping to share the wisdom of his other-dimensional homeworld with humanity, Iron Fist initiated a summoning spell to call K'un-Lun to Earth. Tied to his heartbeat, the kingdom eventually would materialize - merging with whatever city he occupied at the time. But Junzo Muto, teenage leader of the secret cult of martial artists called the Hand, forcibly seized the power of the Iron Fist prior to K'un-L’un's arrival. He then drew the hero to Japan so the kingdom would materialize in the midst of modern-day Tokyo. Aided by the feral X-Man known as Wolverine and a number of the planet's mightiest heroes, Iron Fist put down Junzo's plan and halted the amalgamation of the two cities. However, he was unable to reclaim the power of the Iron Fist.[31]

Black Dragon

Later, one of Iron Fist's and the Black Panther's enemies, Nightshade, resurrected the Black Dragon in the hope that they could control and use it against the Black Panther. She set the dragon on a mission to capture Panther's U.S. State Department handler, Everett K. Ross. However, the Black Dragon had plans of his own. Instead of capturing Ross, he switched bodies with Ross, for his own purposes. When this was discovered by the Black Panther, the Panther set out to destroy the Dragon's eggs. Not wishing to engage the Panther directly, the Dragon confronted Iron Fist, restored the power of his iron fist by using a small favor borrowed from the Dragon's gods and creating an imbalance in his psyche that would brainwash Iron Fist into fighting the Panther. By a narrow margin, the Panther was able to render him unconscious, which helped restore him to his right mind. The Dragon then battled both heroes directly and was ultimately defeated.[32]

Iron Fist continued to work with Luke Cage. The two investigated a virus attack on the Rand Corporation, leading to a confrontation with the BAD Girls, Cable, and Deadpool.[6]

New Avengers and Daredevil

The existence of Orson Randall, the previous Iron Fist, was revealed, and Danny and Orson were mysteriously able to share the power of the Iron Fist. Randall taught Danny how to use his powers in different ways than how he has previously.[33][34][35]

Rand disguised himself as Daredevil to convince the media and the public that Matt Murdock was not the masked vigilante. Rand believed that he had been hired to pose as Daredevil by Foggy Nelson. In reality, Nelson had been forced into witness protection and Rand was being manipulated.[36]

He was opposed to the Superhuman Registration Act, and joined Captain America while still pretending to be Daredevil. While posing as Daredevil, Rand was apprehended by Pro-Registration forces, calling Tony Stark 'Judas' and giving him a silver dollar. He was later freed from the Negative Zone Prison, joining Captain America's team for the final battle with Iron Man's forces.[37]

After the final battle, Rand returned to his role as Iron Fist and joined the underground New Avengers alongside fellow former Hero for Hire Luke Cage. He remained in the public eye and in control of Rand-Meachum while, at the same time, in defiance of the Superhuman Registration Act. When Iron Man's registered Avengers had a confrontation with the underground team, they attempted to arrest Danny at work. Jeryn Hogarth defended his client, challenging Stark to produce evidence that Danny was under the Iron Fist mask when they saw him. He also challenged Danny's need to register under the law, claiming he had already registered his hands as deadly weapons due to his kung fu training, and the Superhuman Registration Act was therefore redundant. Legally outmaneuvered, the Avengers initiative were forced to leave Danny alone unless they caught him in the act of breaking the law.[38]

During World War Hulk, he, alongside his teammates Echo and Ronin, tried to protect Rick Jones from Elloe and Hiroim of the Hulk's Warbound. They were briefly defeated and imprisoned.[39]

During the Secret Invasion, Iron Fist, along with the reunited Avengers and a myriad of other heroes, took a final stand against the Skrulls in an all out battle in New York City.[40]


With Power Man... joining the Thunderbolts?

Later, as Danny attended a meeting concerning Rand Corp's crumbling state, he was ambushed by Norman Osborn and the Thunderbolts. After a short lived battle, Danny was defeated, drugged and kidnapped. He found himself somewhere in the Thunderbolts base being brainwashed by Ghost and the Iron Patriot to be a member of the Thunderbolts. Osborn used new technology to brainwash Danny, using mentally-induced simulations in which Rand would kill nearly all the New Avengers but couldn't bring himself to kill Luke Cage. Ghost then suggested completely mind-wiping Rand, but Osborn did not want him to lose his skills so he forced Danny to undergo a dangerous procedure in which his mind was further tampered with. Iron Fist assisted in capturing Luke Cage, who later escaped thanks to the Ghost's tampering. Iron Fist soon attacked Luke (who had been assisted in his escape by Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), whom he had previously swallowed) and then made it appear that he had killed Cage, allowing the two to escape by surprise.[41]

Immortal Weapons

Immortal Weapons

Davos' powers were restored by the Crane Mother, in which he then started working with Hydra while planning to stop Rand-Meachum Inc.'s plan to build a Randrapid train tunnel through the K'un-Lun mountains. Davos then found Orson Randall in Bangkok.[42] He escaped to New York and sent agents disguised as N.Y.P.D. to pick him up from the airport, but Randall was able to determine the truth and broke free.[43] Davos sent another group after Danny and Orson.[44][33] Davos then attacked Danny and Orson at the Rand Building.[34] However, during the fight, Orson gave his Chi to Danny increasing his powers against Davos. But Lei-Kung and Yu-Ti appeared before them saying that it was time for the Tournament of the Heavenly Cities.[35]

At the Heart of Heaven, the Immortal Weapons are the champions of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven. The warriors consisted of the Prince of Orphans, Fat Cobra, Bride of Nine Spiders, Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, and Dog Brother #1. Each would face each other in various arenas.[45] Davos revealed that he was now known as the Steel Phoenix.[46][47] Rand then joined the other Immortal Weapons in defending the cities from Hydra.[48] Working together, they easily defeated the invading forces.[49]

The Immortal Iron Fist

Later, after saving the Celestial Cities from Hydra's plot to destroy them, Rand came to New York in order to fight against Ch'i-Lin, a mystic beast that kills the Iron Fist on his 33rd birthday and uses his heart to gain access to the dragon's egg, which he attempted to consume at the Rand Corporation. Danny then looked into Xaos and learned that he was descended from the Lightning Lords of Nepal.[50] The other Immortal Weapons soon arrived to help Iron Fist against Zhou Cheng, the host of Ch'i-Lin.[51] At Cheng's penthouse apartment, they found a partial map to the Eighth City, but were nearly killed by a bomb.[52] At the gates of the Eighth City, the Weapons focused their chi energies to open the gateway. Due to being weakened by the process, they were unable to fight off a group of monstrous creatures. The Weapons were then brought before their master Changming. There, they were forced into gladiatorial combat and were rescued only when they were on the brink of death.[53] The only way they could communicate with each other is through Morse code.[54] While the Immortal Weapons witnessed a fight between Danny and Changming, who claimed he was the first Iron Fist Quan Yaozu, Tiger's Beautiful Daughter escaped and freed the others. The Weapons then attempted to escape.[55] Working together they opened the gateway, but that was Changming's plan all along. By teaming up, the Immortal Weapons were able to escape while trapping the creatures in the Eighth City.[56]

Fear Itself

During the Serpent's War, the doors to the Eighth City were on the verge of being opened again forcing Danny Rand, Fat Cobra, and the other Immortal Weapons to reunite once again in Beijing with the addition of War Machine, who had accompanied the Prince of Orphans from Washington, D.C. in order to close the gate.[57] However, after being defeated by Titania and Absorbing Man, when the Immortal Weapons started the ceremony, Iron Fist had come under the possession of Agamotto which was creating a mystical interference that prevented the Immortal Weapons from closing the gate.[58] After Iron Fist overpowered the other Immortal Weapons, a reluctant War Machine fought him and, due to Doctor Strange infusing some magic to War Machine's gun, defeated Iron Fist by knocking him out, thus ensuring that the ceremony was completed.[59]

Iron Fist was part of the team of Avengers that attempted to escort Norman Osborn to a new prison. Norman escaped and re-organized his Dark Avengers. Together with Spider-Man, Danny battled and defeated Ragnarok, the clone of Thor.[60]

Avengers vs X-Men

Danny sided with the Avengers and was part of the team sent to attack Utopia and extract Hope Summers. He later traveled to Wakanda to search for Hope after she fled. After the Phoenix Force split into five pieces Danny was confronted by Lei Kung the Thunderer and Master Yu Ti about the role of the Phoenix in the history of the Iron Fist. Danny decides to bring Hope to K'un Lun as a safe place to train for her role as the Phoenix. He told her the story of a red haired Earth girl who became the Iron Fist and mastered the power of the Phoenix centuries prior. Iron Fist participated in every major battle against the Phoenix Five. After the Phoenix Five were defeated, Luke Cage disbanded the New Avengers.[61]

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon

After the events of the Avengers/X-Men War, Danny entered into a relationship with Brenda Swanson, a reporter who interviewed him about his family. After having sex with Brenda in the Rand Building, Danny was attacked by a cadre of undead ninjas. Moments later, a young monk named Pei stumbled into his apartment and collapsed before telling Danny to return to K'un-Lun.[62]

Danny later found a portal to K'un-Lun under one of the elevators in the Rand Building. As he made his way back to K'un Lun, he found the city engulfed in flames, destroyed by a mysterious hooded figure.[63]

One of the survivors blamed him for not being there as K'un-Lun's champion to defend it from invasion. Danny later grabbed the man and angrily demanded to be taken to Lei-Kung. Another survivor lead him to the Tree of Immortality, where Danny finds the Prince of Orphans waiting for him. He warned Danny not to go near Lei-Kung, but Danny ignored his pleas and found Lei-Kung decapitated. The Prince of Orphans later offered him the choice of life or death, but Danny angrily destroyed the Tree and engaged him in combat. He later recovered and was shocked to learn that the mysterious hooded figure was his own father.[64]

Danny was forced to use the Iron Fist against his father, but this didn't stagger him and the force broke his hands. He later realized that the mysterious figure wasn't his father and that his identity is the One.[65] The undead ninjas later surrounded him, but a mysterious man arrived on a sled and pulled him to safety.[66]

Danny awoke in a cave, where he met Fooh, a monk from K'un-Lun, and his old friend Sparrow. She tells Danny to stop Davos and the One as they have declared New York City as the New K'un Lun.[67]

Sparrow and Fooh nursed Danny back to health, and Fooh used some of K'un-Lun's forbidden technologies to forge metallic fists to compensate for the loss of his chi, and sent him to confront the spirit of his mother.[68] The two of them reconciled and together with Sparrow and Fooh, the three of them went back to New York to finally confront the One.[69]

They arrived at the Rand Building, where Sparrow faced against Davos and Danny faced the One once again, but was defeated. To counter this, the dead spirit of Fooh told Danny to use the chi of the citizens of K'un-Lun, thus empowering him once again.[70] Danny again fought the One, but the One utilized the chi to break the barriers of life and death to bring Heather Rand back into the living, but something else came out.[71]

The mysterious figure was revealed to be Zhu-Kong, the God of Fire and Universal Order. Zhu-Kong tried to punish everyone within New York but the One convinced Danny to merge with him, creating a giant robot. Zhu-Kong and the merged Danny battled it out through the streets of New York. Meanwhile, Davos killed the last incarnation of Shao-Lao and Danny's chi once again was depleted. However, the One gave him his last remaining ounce of chi and Rand once again engaged in combat against Zhu-Kong and defeated him as well.[72]

Three months later, Brenda and Danny were still dating, and Pei, who had gained the power of the Iron Fist from Shou-Lou's resurrected adolescent form, "Gork", was living with them and being trained by Danny. When he asked Brenda to move in with him over dinner, Brenda attacked him. As they fought, Danny revealed he had fallen in love with her, prompting Brenda to share her story with him. Despite revealing her family history and hatred towards the Rand family, Brenda couldn't bring herself to kill Danny and tried to shoot herself in the head to force him to have to watch someone he loves die, but he managed to stop the bullet from hitting her. After their devastating date, she left.[73]

All-New All-Different

After dealing with former Heroes for Hire employee Jennifer Royce turned evil, Luke and Iron Fist reverted to crime-fighting as the Heroes for Hire.[74]

Heart of the Dragon

The dragons of the Heavenly Cities are being targeted by armies of undead ninjas for their hearts, resulting in the deaths of many dragons and Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, Danny recruited Luke, Pei, Gork, Fooh and the remaining Immortal Weapons to save the other dragons. At the urging of the Xian goddess of Mercy Quan Yin, Danny and the others used Fooh's portals to manifest the Heavenly Cities on Earth so that other heroes could join in the defense against the hordes of zombies. When the zombies proved too much for them, Iron Fist and the group retreated to the Heart of Heaven, where they came across Okoye slaying the Hidden Dragon and Spider Dragon. Okoye explained that she was instructed by Quan Yin and the Hidden Dragon to kill him in order to secure the cosmic balance, thus gaining the power of both dragons. Brenda, now going by Yama Dragonsbane, appeared in the Heart of Heaven and revealed herself to be behind the dragon slayings in order to use their hearts to empower her master, the Hierophant, who is also summoned to the Heart of Heaven. While Fooh distracted the Hierophant, Danny and the others traveled to the Eighth City to destroy the Hierophant's undead army but were attacked by the Ghost Dragon. When the Ghost Dragon proved impossible to harm, Pei and Gork reluctantly allowed Okoye to kill Gork for his heart, knowing that he and the other dragons can be revived if she defeated the Hierophant. With Gork's heart and Pei's Iron Fist powers, Okoye slayed the Ghost Dragon and claimed his power. When the Hierophant arrived, Danny transferred his Iron Fist powers to Okoye, granting her the full power of the Heavenly Cities. Okoye used her combined dragon chi to defeat the Hierophant and Brenda while Danny and the others defeated the zombies. The Hierophant's death released the hearts of the all the slain dragons back to their respective Cities, although Danny's and Pei's Iron Fist remained with Okoye. Okoye attempted to return the Iron Fist back to Danny, who declined, declaring that Okoye was the new Iron Fist. Due to her obligations to Wakanda, Okoye refused and instead transferred the Iron Fist to Shou-Lao's newly reborn egg, leaving the title and power vacant. Despite being powerless, Danny told Luke that he will "live [life] to the fullest"[75]

Meeting His Successor

Iron Fist: No More

While meeting up with Luke and Pei for lunch in Flushing, Danny came across several demons attacking a Chinese antique shop for a mysterious green shard. As Danny struggled against the demons, a young man dressed in the ceremonial attire of the Iron Fist appeared and helped defeat the demons with green energy protruding from his hands and the chi of Shou-Lao and took off with the shard. Danny tracked down the youth meditating on a nearby rooftop and questioned him about his background while offering to help him. The new Iron Fist rebuffed him but Danny provoked him into attacking him by revealing he took the shard from him. As they fought, Danny confirmed that the youth was trained in K'un-Lun but lacked the experience to properly control the Iron Fist. Despite this, the new Iron Fist reclaimed the shard and fled through a portal to K'un-Lun in a nearby subway.[76] After more footage of the new Iron Fist and his companion emerged on social media, Danny discussed with Luke, Colleen, Misty and Pei on his sucessor's identity. When Danny wondered how the two were able to create portals to K'un-Lun despite the city being sealed off, Pei and Luke suggested either enlisting Fooh or capturing the new Iron Fist; Danny had another idea instead[77]


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Peak Human Physical Conditioning: Rand is an Olympic-level athlete and gymnast.[citation needed]

Meditation: Rand is a master of meditation and relaxation techniques.[citation needed] He can enter a trance-like state to ignore pain and slow his heart rate.[citation needed]

Master Martial Artist: Rand is a master of K'un-Lun's martial arts,[citation needed] and is proficient in many of Earth's martial arts, including but not limited to: Kunlunquan,[citation needed] Shaolinquan,[citation needed] Fujian White Crane,[citation needed] Judo,[citation needed] Aikido,[citation needed] Wing Chun,[citation needed] Ninjutsu,[citation needed] Muay Thai,[citation needed] Karate,[citation needed] Boxing,[citation needed] and even loose street fighting tactics.[citation needed] Recently, he has gained access to the knowledge, experience, and skills of all the Iron Fists before him.[citation needed] When temporarily blinded by Sabretooth, he was able to still defeat the lethal mutant, without even using his chi powers.[citation needed] He is also skilled in unique chi based techniques, such as the "Drunken style" that masks him from such things as Spider-Man's Spider-Sense and Mister X's telepathic reflexes.[citation needed] The Iron Fist is trained to be a "Living Weapon," making them one of the best martial artists in the world;[citation needed] having held his own against Wolverine,[91] as well as Captain America.[citation needed] Rand also fought and holds notable victories over Gorgon,[citation needed] Sabretooth,[92] Batroc,[93] Black Dragon,[94] Black Panther,[95] Nightshade,[citation needed] Spider-Man,[citation needed] Daredevil,[96] Colossus,[citation needed] and Nightcrawler.[citation needed] He also possesses infinite ways to kill a man,[45] such as the Black-Black Poison Touch, which uses his chi to kill anyone in the close vicinity.[45]

Weapons Master: He has been trained in the use of almost all martial arts weapons.[citation needed]

Nervous System Control: Rand has near-complete control over his nervous system, enabling him to deaden himself to pain, but not during a fight, as it takes a lot of concentration.[citation needed] He can also resist the effects of drugs or poisons, slow down the rate at which he bleeds, as well as is able pass lie detector tests.[citation needed]

Pressure Point Locator: Rand can locate different pressure points on a human's body to incapacitate, paralyze, severely injure, or kill a person.[97] He has shown himself to be capable of landing pressure point attacks on the likes of Spider-Man.[98]

Master Acrobat: Rand is an extremely skilled acrobat capable of many difficult feats.[99]

Multilingual: He can speak fluent in K'un-Lun,[citation needed] English, Chinese,[citation needed] and has a limited vocabulary in Japanese.[citation needed]



Iron Fist's Suit: When he was transported to another dimension together with the Eye of Agamotto, Doctor Strange's mentor, the Ancient One appeared to him. Iron Fist was then sent back to Earth, with a new outfit that was provided by the Ancient One and gave the Iron Fist immunity to magic.[citation needed]



  • Iron Fist was selected by Rolling Stones in their list of Hottest Avengers. He omits the fact he was #77.[101]
  • The idea of the alien costume that would become Spider-Man's famous black suit and later his enemy Venom was originally conceived by Iron Fist penciler John Byrne for Danny Rand. Byrne intended to introduce the concept of a self-healing alien suit because of how often Iron Fist's costume was damaged in battle, and he didn't particularly envision Danny as a the type of character that would sit down to sew up his torn costumes or patch them over.[102]

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  3. 3.0 3.1 White Tiger #1
  4. Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 #3
  5. 5.0 5.1 Iron Fist #10
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cable & Deadpool #21
  7. Daredevil Vol 2 #82
  8. Amazing Spider-Man #587
  9. Civil War #3
  10. Contagion #1
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  27. Power Man and Iron Fist #118-119
  28. Power Man and Iron Fist #125
  29. Namor the Sub-Mariner #22
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