For other uses, see Iron Fist (disambiguation)
"In 1948, a group of Chinese soldiers got lost in the mountains during a mission being recorded for propaganda purposes. They were headed into a remote area, but someone was there protecting this passage. And, as you can see, he had no interest in letting them pass. That's where you're headed, Danny. That's what you could be. That's what an Iron Fist is."
Bakuto to Danny Rand[src]

Iron Fist was a master martial artist loyal to the Order of the Crane Mother and protector of K'un-Lun.


Iron Fist was trained by the Order of the Crane Mother in K'un-Lun in the ways of martial arts. He later defeated the dragon Shou-Lao and won the power of the Iron Fist. With his new abilities, the Iron Fist guarded the secret pass to K'un-Lun.

1948 Iron Fist

A video showing the Iron Fist protecting the entrance of K'un-Lun in 1948.

In 1948, Chinese soldiers filmed a propaganda film near to the pass to K'un-Lun. The Iron Fist, while being recorded, charged towards the soldiers and killed them all with his powers.

68 years later, the footage of the Iron Fist came to the hands of Bakuto, who showed it to Danny Rand, the new Iron Fist.[1]

Powers and Abilities


  • Chi Manipulation: After gaining the power of the Iron Fist, the Iron Fist can harness his chi to augment his physical and mental capabilities.
    • Iron Fist Punch: By channeling his chi and focusing it into his fists, the Iron Fist can make his fists inhumanly powerful and resistant to injury and pain. With his fists in this state, the Iron Fist can exert superhuman strength and force.
    • Chi Blast: He was able to send two soldiers flying backward just by pushing his hands towards them.


  • Master Martial Artist: His martial arts prowess, combined with his mystical power of the Iron Fist, allows him to overpower his enemies effortlessly, having been trained by the Order of the Crane Mother.





  • His clothes are a reference to the Iron Fist's more traditional clothes in the comics.


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