IRON FIST is a master of martial arts and a wielder of a mystical force which enables him to control his chi. But that’s not the fascinating part.
Born out of the ’70s kung-fu craze, the character is filled with familiar tropes — white-guy savior, avenging the death of a parent, overcoming an internal struggle by doing something physical, training in a foreign land only to return a hero in his hometown. Heck, his name is even a combination of several kung-fu movies at the time. What’s fascinating is how Marvel has evolved the character into who he is today. Appearing in the Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers cartoons and with a brand new Netflix show in the works, Iron Fist is more popular than ever. It’s really cool to see new Marvel fans enjoying Iron Fist, as I always thought he was a pretty cool character.
With all that said, i hope you enjoy this tutorial! Let me know in the comments what you’re looking forward to about the Netflix Defenders!
Daniel Rand was born in New York City, the son of wealthy entrepreneur, Wendell Rand. After an accident causing the death of his parents while on an expedition to the mystical city of K’un L’un, he sought martial arts training. At 19, Daniel is given the chance to attain the power of the Iron Fist by fighting and defeating the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying, who guards the molten heart that had been torn from its body. During the battle, Daniel throws himself against the scar of Shou-Lao, which burns a dragon tattoo into his chest. Having killed Shou-Lao, he enters its cave and plunges his fists into a brazier containing the creature’s molten heart, emerging with the power of the Iron Fist. It is later revealed that Daniel is part of a long lineage of Iron Fists. (Source)
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