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Original Immortal Weapons

The champions of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven, each are skilled in martial arts and able to manipulate Chi energy in various ways.[1] In the Heart of Heaven they battle each other as representatives of their cities in the Tournament of the Heavenly Cities held every 88 years when their cities merge.[2] The original Immortal Weapons used their Chi energy to open the gateway to the Eighth City to trap the evil of the world, Iron Fist (Quan Yaozu) stayed behind to lock the gates trapping him inside.[3]


In the 1920's the cities merged, but one of the Immortal Weapon; Iron Fist (Orson Randall) refused to fight in the tournament, having been changed by seeing too much blood and violence in his time out of the city. When confronted by his would be opponents, attempting to strip him of his station, he lashed out, killing the Crane Champion of K'un-Zi. The Crane Mother swore revenge on the Iron Fist, as she could not produce another warrior for another 300 years.[1]

Modern Day

The cities merged again and the the warriors were all called by to compete.[2] Davos powers were restored by the Crane Mother in exchange for becoming the Champion of the mystical land of K'un-Zi.[1] Each would face off in various arenas.[1] He revealed that he now was known as the Steel Phoenix.[4] During his match with Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, he beats the girl soundly and she is about to yield, but Davos wanted her death not her submission. His left hand was cut off by her war fan but it did not stop him from defeating her and demonstrating his new powers. Lei Kung interrupts the fight and stops his son from killing the girl.[5][6] Steel Phoenix was defeated by John Aman the Prince of Orphans. After the tournament had ended, he was able to rejoice for a while and even listen to the other Immortal Weapons' stories but it was short lived when John Amon revealed to them the Yu-Ti's activities and intentions.[7]


Later, after saving the Celestial Cities from a Hydra plot to destroy them, he came to New York with Iron Fist like the other Weapons, where he fought with the Iron Fist 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 attempts to consume. At the Rand Corporation, and looked into Xaos learning he was descended from the Lightning Lords of Nepal.[8] They helped Iron Fist against Zhou Cheng , the host of Ch'i-Lin.[9] At Cheng's penthouse apartment they find a partial map to the Eighth City. But were nearly killed by a bomb.[10] At the gates of the Eighth City Weapons focused their chi energies to open the gateway. Weakened through the process they were unable to fight off a group of monstrous creatures. They are brought before their master Changming. They were forced into gladiatorial combat and only rescued on the brink of death.[3] The only way they could communicate with each other is through Morse code.[11] The witnessed a fight between Danny and Changming claimed was the first Iron Fist, Quan Yaozu Tiger's Beautiful Daughter escaped and freed the others. They then attempted to escape[12] Working together they open the gateway, but was Changming's plan all along. Working together they are able to escape trapping the creatures in the Eighth City.[13]

Fear Itself

During the Fear Itself event, the doors to the Eighth City were on the verge of being opened again forcing the Immortal Weapons to reunite once again in Beijing with the addition of War Machine who had accompanied Prince of Orphans from Washington D.C. to close the gate. 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 in preventing the Immortal Weapons from closing the gate. 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, it allowed for Iron Fist to be knocked out, allowing for the ceremony to be completed.[14]


They helped battle the mutated citizens of Manhattan during the Spider-Island outbreak.[15] However the Bride of Nine Spiders turned against her allies attacked and kidnapped her teammates. When Shang-Chi is tried to figure out what his recurring dream means, he learned from Silver Sable that she has found possible locations in Manhattan for Bride of Nine Spider's lair.[16] Although Shang-Chi defeated Bride of Nine Spiders and freed Iron Fist, he discovered that the person who was responsible is the demon Ai Apaec who wanted to feed off the Immortal Weapons. As Shang-Chi confronted Ai Apeac, Iron Fist desperately rushed to free the other Immortal Weapons. Shang-Chi mutated into a spider during the battle, but Iron Fist uses his Chi force to cure Shang-Chi, leaving Iron Fist weakened. After Iron Fist and the rest of the Immortal Weapons are evacuated, Shang-Chi collapses the hide-out on top of Ai Apaec.[17]


In a timeline where Iron Fist joined the Defenders, the Prince of Orphans foresaw a disaster and tried to kill his allies. However, the Prince assumed he was working with the Immortal Weapons and killed them. The Prince of Orphan's prophecy came true, but Dr Strange used the chaos of the disaster to create a new timeline, in which the Defenders never reformed.[18]

Heart of the Dragon

When the Hierophant and his allies attacked the Capital Cities of Heaven to acquire the hearts of its dragons, resulting in the slaughter of many dragons and the death of Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, the remaining Immortal Weapons reunited to save the remaining dragons. At the urging of the Xian goddess Quan Yin, the Immortal Weapons used Fooh's portals to manifest the Heavenly Cities on Earth so that other heroes could join in the defense against the hordes of the Hierophant's zombies. When the Hierophant's forces proved too much to handle, the Immortal Weapons allowed Okoye to take the hearts of the Hidden Dragon, Spider Dragon, Gork and the Ghost Dragon, giving her the same chi manipulation abilities as the Immortal Weapons. During the final battle against the Hierophant at the Eighth City, Iron Fist transferred his own powers to Okoye, turning her into an Iron Fist and granting her the full power of the Heavenly Cities to combat against the Hierophant's own acquired dragon chi. After the Hierophant's death, the hearts of the slain dragons returned to their respective Cities although the Iron Fist remained with Okoye. Despite being named the next Iron Fist, Okoye refused to take the title and transferred the Iron Fist to Shou-Lao's reborn egg.[19]

The New Iron Fist

Fat Cobra and the Bride of Nine Spiders encountered Rand's successor as Iron Fist, Lin Lie, and his friends Mei Min and Yang Yi in Gansu when the latter three arrived from K'un-Lun to travel to Chiyou's second tomb.[20]


  • Iron Fist: Danny Rand, 66th in the line of living weapons of the city of K'un-Lun.
  • Bride of Nine Spiders: Her heart pumps the coldest blood imaginable, and horrors inconceivable to mortal men. She hails from the Kingdom of Spiders located at the entrance in the Valley of Gates.
  • Tiger's Beautiful Daughter: Many a man has found his doom at her hand, or in her bed. Tiger Island is a tropical paradise.
  • Fat Cobra: His size and strength are only outclassed by his speed. Cobra Warrior of Peng Lai Island.
  • Dog Brother #1: Hero to all the strays on all the streets of the world, a prankster assassin who rules the Under City.
  • Prince of Orphans: Mysterious, even to those who cultivate unending mystery. He is the oldest living Immortal Weapon having participated in a past Tournament of the Heavenly Cities. Hails from the jungle city of Z'Gambo.
  • Crane: Davos the Steel Serpent was known as the "Steel Phoenix" while serving as the honorary champion in the Tournament of the Heavenly Cities for the Mystical City of K'un-Zi, which had lacked an Immortal Weapon since Orson Randall killed the previous Crane and Crane Mother only gives birth to a new one once every 300 years. Since the tournament the title of The Crane has remained unfilled.



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  • Each of the Immortal Weapons possesses great mastery of Chi and their own unique abilities, each handed down from their predecessors.

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