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Real Name
Daniel Thomas Rand-K'ai
Current Alias

Danny Rand, Destroyer of the Hand, The Living Weapon, The Immortal Iron Fist, Billionaire by Birth, Ninja Guy, Kid With A Glowing Fist, Tony Stark Wannabe



Defenders; formerly Order of the Crane Mother, Chikara Dojo, and Rand Enterprises (by birth-right; formerly CEO)

Wendell Rand (father; deceased), Heather Rand (mother; deceased), Colleen Wing (long-time lover)


Base Of Operations
Mobile across New York, formerly K'un-Lun, Himalayas





Unusual Features
"Heart of the Dragon" insignia on chest that resembles a dragon


Marital Status

Vigilante, adventurer; former businessman

High school Equivalent of K'un-Lun

Daniel Rand defeated the "undying" dragon Shou-Lao, gaining the power of Iron Fist.

Place of Birth

First appearance

Modern Comics: Defenders Vol 1 1


Quote1 I became one in a long line... of Immortal Iron Fists... Quote2
-- Iron Fist

Early Years

Daniel Thomas "Danny" Rand-K'ai was the only child of the owners of Rand Enterprises. Rand tragically lost his parents in a plane crash (a plot that was secretly concocted by his father's business partner and one-sided rival, Harold Meachum) which resulted with the young Rand being rescued by mysterious monks and taken to the interdimensional city of K'un-Lun, where he was trained for several years both alongside and against his brother-in-arms Davos, in order to face the dragon known as Shou-Lao the Undying. With his victory, he eventually took the title of the Immortal Iron Fist during the great modern age of heroes.

Return to New York

Rand returned to New York City to reclaim his name, and soon fell into conflict against the diabolical Hand when he had learned that a mysterious elder woman by the name of Madame Gao was using his company to sell her own heroin. Rand challenged Gao and soon joined forces with his father's ally Harold Meachum and the Hand warrior and commander Bakuto. However, both Meachum and Bakuto soon turned against Rand, wishing to use the power of the Iron Fist for their own purposes. This forced Rand to defeat them both with the help of his newfound allies; his new friend and lover Colleen Wing, to his old friend and eventual nemesis Davos.

Having at last fulfilled his mission to defeat the Hand, or at least a small portion of it in actuality, Rand returned to K'un-Lun with Colleen Wing, only to discover that the gate to the city has been closed while he was gone, not knowing that the city had fled due to a massive attack led by the Hand themselves.

The Defenders

Despite the sudden mysterious disappearance of K'un-Lun, Danny and Colleen would begin their new quest to investigate the Hand and its possible return, searching the globe for any new leads to the ancient organization, only to find few traces of their recent remnants. While he was on a mission to confront and deal with a group of triad criminal organizations, he came across the assistance of the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Cat, Punisher, Power Man, Moon Knight, Cloak and Dagger.

In the wake of the heroes' first assembly, the small team, now dubbed as the Defenders, somehow gained recognition among several communities in New York, but eventually, due to some confrontations with the authorities, the team went into a momentary hiatus and every member of the team went off into solo heroics, at least for the time being.

Battle of New York

Danny, along with the founding founders of the Defenders, had eventually managed to reform in the meantime, and have come to help the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. defeat Loki and the invading Chitauri Army, despite their situation against the lawful authorities. With the best efforts of both parties, the Chitauri Invasion was thwarted once and for all, and the Earth was saved, thanks to its mightiest and most fearless heroes who bravely helped defend it.

The Hand's Return

A few years later, the Hand suddenly made their return by using the last known samples of the resurrection substance to bring back the recently-deceased Elektra and a few more individuals, in order to serve the Hand as their new "Black Sky." In order to find more of this mysterious substance, the five "fingers" of the Hand had gathered once more in New York City and tried to catch Danny so he would open the gates for the substance. However, the Defenders arrived at the scene, just in time, in order to stop them from chaotically destroying the city in the process.

As the Hand reached for the substance, Elektra unexpectedly betrayed the Hand for her own purposes, ultimately leading them to their doom, when the Defenders successfully buried the rest of the leaders underground. The Defenders, with the help of Elektra, were successful once more in their heroic objective, saving New York once again from ashes, and the Hand was seemingly dismantled. However, unknown to these heroes, the remaining superiors of the Hand survived the crumbling collapse caused by the Defenders, and even managed to collect some of the resurrection substance to continue starting over again, to rebuild a better Hand, under the influence and guidance of their returning ancient founder, Gorgon.

Ultimate War

To be added.

Immortal Weapons

To be added.

Powers and Abilities


Chi Augmentation: Through concentration, Rand can harness his mystical chi to augment his physical and mental capabilities to superhuman levels. Danny Rand defeated the mystical dragon Shou-Lao in combat, thus branding himself with the dragon's mark on his chest. He then plunged his fists into the dragon's molten heart, absorbing its chi which he can wield for various purposes in his role as the immortal weapon, the Iron Fist. After further study with the Book of the Iron Fist, he has since reached truly superhuman levels of physical activity.

  • Chi Manipulation
    • Iron Fist Punch
    • Hypnotism
    • Mind Meld
    • Energy Absorption
    • Heightened Awareness
    • Enhanced Senses
    • Empathy
    • Enhanced Speed & Reflexes
    • Enhanced Durability
    • Enhanced Healing
    • Environmental Adaptation
Power Grid [1]
Energy Projection*
Fighting Skills
* Heightened stats when empowered


  • Peak Human Physical Conditioning
    • Peak Human Strength
    • Peak Human Speed
    • Peak Human Stamina
    • Peak Human Durability
    • Peak Human Agility
    • Peak Human Reflexes
  • Master Martial Artist
    • Pressure Point Locator
  • Weapons Master
  • Meditation
    • Nervous System Control
  • Skilled Acrobat
  • Multilingual

Strength level

Class 25+


None known.


Equipment: None known.

  • Rand Enterprises Private Jet (formerly)


  • Nunchaku (formerly)
  • Orson's Handguns (formerly)
  • Colleen Wing's Katana (temporarily)


  • No special notes.
  1. Modern Comics: Avengers Vol 1 15


  • No trivia.

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