Danny Rand is a male comic superhero who features in Marvel Comics.
He remained trapped within the illusionary world of the feeder pod until Misty Knight and her allies came upon him. Though her comrades were captured, she managed to briefly free herself but was unable to fight off the H'ylthri where she begged for Danny to wake up. He came to hear her words and managed to break free from the feeder pod where he used the last of his strength to defeat the H'ylthri around him before collapsing. (Namor the Sub-Mariner v1 #23)
In the aftermath, he came to join a new incarnation of the Avengers assembled by Luke Cage and which were going to be based at Avengers Mansion. (New Avengers v2 #1) At that point, the Eye of Agamotto appeared with Cage being possessed by a force looking to claim the relic as it had similarly taken control of Doctor Strange and Daimon Hellstrom. (New Avengers v2 #2) After grabbing onto it, Iron Fist was transported into another dimension where he met the Ancient One. (New Avengers v2 #3) The Ancient One seemingly told Rand that Strange had stolen the Eye with its rightful owner looking for its return. Thus, he returned Danny back to Earth where he was gifted a new costume in order to confront Strange over his deception regarding the Eye of Agamotto. (New avengers v2 #4)
He was later involved in a fight against the Wrecker with an incident occurring whereby a child fell to their death despite Iron Fist's attempt to save the boy. This led to him falling into grief over his perceived failure with him resorting to drinking and hook-ups with random women in order to alleviate the pain he felt. During this time, he came under attack from a demon named Mo Wang who was King of Yaoguai who was wearing the slain boy's body as a physical vessel with him intending to claim the Chi of the Iron Fist. The demon called Rand Gwai Lo (Ghost Person) and wanted to take his body for his own beginning with by severing one of his hands that was animated and taken by Mo Wang leaving Rand badly wounded. (Iron Fist - Marvel Digital Original v1 #1) Rand's right arm was claimed by the demon who sought to use his chi and power to build his own kingdom among mortals. Mo Wang later came to possess Luke Cage as his host body and sent Danny Rand into Hell where demons intended to punish him for his sins. It was after fighting them that Rand convinced their King Yama that Mo Wang had abandoned his duties and needed to be returned to Diyu. Thus, they aided in Rand's return so that the Iron Fist could battle Mo Wang and return him for punishment. (Iron Fist - Marvel Digital Original v1 #4) Armed with dark chi stolen from his twisted reflection, Danny returned to the living world to stop Mo Wang who still remained in Luke Cage's body. Despite his efforts, the dark chi he stole from his own reflection was unable to defeat Mo Wang. To save Luke, Danny offered his body to the demon who possessed it in exchange for leaving Cage’s form. (Iron Fist - Marvel Digital Original v1 #5) The demon king Yama then arrived on Earth having grown impatient at Mo Wang not being returned to the underworld. He then demanded Mo Wang surrender himself for judgement but the demon refused as he intended to make his own kingdom among the mortals. The two battled with Cage assisting to free Danny where he managed to tell Rand to use his chi to force the demon out of his body. Their plan succeeded and Mo Wang was defeated whereupon Yama abided by the terms of the agreement with Rand in returning every to life including he boy Danny had failed to save. Thus, Danny was returned back to normal but felt different due to having stolen the dark chi from his other self that was beginning to influence his actions. (Iron Fist - Marvel Digital Original v1 #6)
Personality and attributes
One of his titles he was referred to was the Young Dragon. (Iron Fist v1 #2)
Unknown to him initially, the blonde haired Miranda Rand-K'ai was actually his half-sister with the two sharing a father. (Iron Fist v1 #2)
Powers and abilities
He was familiar with the art of Imori Gakure that was a ninjutsu art of blending with the rocks to avoid detection. (Iron Fist v1 #2)
- Danny Rand as Iron Fist was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane where he made his first appearance in Marvel Premiere v1 #15 (May, 1974).
- In Master of Kung Fu v2 #1 (2015), an alternate version of Danny Rand was shown to reside on Battleworld in the domain of K'un-Lun. In this realm, he was Rand-K'ai where he was a warrior under Emperor Zheng Zu and part of the Thirteen Chambers.
- In Secret Wars: Secret Love v1 #1 (2015), an alternate version of Danny Rand was shown to reside on Battleworld within the Walled-City of New York. It was shown that within that domain that he and Misty Knight had been together leading to them having a daughter named Lucy Rand.
- In Deadpool v4 #19 (2016), an alternate future version of the Immortal Iron Fist was shown in a world identified to be in the year 2099. This version had ad an aged master in a neighbourhood in New York City where he commanded martial artist warriors bearing his emblem. He was said to be the oldest living friend of Deadpool with the two surviving into this era.
- In Captain Marvel: The End v1 #1 (2020), an alternate reality was shown where a great cataclysm devastated the Earth killing most of its population. On this world, Danny Rand and Mist Knight had a daughter named Lucy who grew up alongside Danielle Cage. The two eventually became romantically involved and were married where they lived on the devastated Earth. In 2051, they sent out a signal to call Carol Danvers back to Earth to help them defeat a creature that was preying on the survivors.
In other media
- In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Danny Rand as Iron Fist appeared in a number of times in the animated television series starting in the episode "To Steal an Ant-Man" where he was voiced by actor Loren Lester.
- In Ultimate Spider-Man, the Danny Rand Iron Fist appeared as a cast member in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Greg Cipes.
- In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Danny Rand made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
- In Iron Fist, Danny Rand made his first appearance in the live-action television series where he was portrayed by actor Finn Jones. Daniel Thomas Rand was the son of Wendell Rand and Heather Duncan where as a child he grew up as an acquaintance of the Meachums.
- In Defenders, Danny Rand appeared in the live-action television series where he was once more portrayed by actor Finn Jones.
- In Avengers Assemble, Danny Rand as Iron Fist appeared in the animated television series fourth season Secret Wars where he was voiced again by actor Greg Cipes.
- In Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage, the Iron Fist appeared as a non-playable character in the 1994 16-bit video game where he was a support ability called by the player in the Super NES and Genesis consoles. When the player was Spider-Man, Iron Fist was a special ability summon where he arrived to heal the player back to full health. In contrast, when playing as Venom then Iron Fist arrived to attack all enemies on screen with a series of flying jump kicks.
- In Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, the Danny Rand Iron Fist appeared as a playable character in the video game where he was voiced by actor John Rubinow.
- In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the Danny Rand Iron Fist appeared as a playable character in the fighting video game where he was voiced by actor Loren Lester. Among his fighting techniques included Rising Fang, Crescent Heel and Dragon's Touch. One of his special moves was the Wall of K'un-Lun and another was the Twin Snakes.
- In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, the Danny Rand appeared as a playable character in the Facebook video game with his own Dossier profile entry.
- In Marvel Heroes, the Danny Rand Iron Fist appeared in the MMORPG video game where he was initially a non-playable character voiced by actor JP Karliak then became a playable character where he voiced by actor Johnny Yong Bosch.
- In Marvel Contest of Champions, the Danny Rand Iron Fist appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.
- In Marvel: Future Fight, Danny Rand as Iron Fist appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.
- In Marvel Puzzle Quest, Danny Rand as Iron Fist appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.
- In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Danny Rand as Iron Fist appeared as a playable character in the video game where he was voiced again by actor Johnny Yong Bosch.
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