- "I was just out of law school. No one here took me seriously. They had every right not to. The job just didn't come naturally to me like it did for you. So I worked my ass off to learn this business. And then, I... I won the respect of my colleagues. And, yes, part of me wants to stay because I feel connected to Dad. But the other part wants to stay for me. For what I achieved. I earned my position. I'm not gonna just walk away. Not without a fight."
- ―Joy Meachum
Joy Meachum is the daughter of Harold Meachum, who, together with her brother Ward, spent her life building Rand Enterprises to its current position. However, upon Danny Rand's return, the Meachum siblings saw their work put in jeopardy as Rand planned to claim his birthright within the company.
Along with her brother, Ward Meachum, Joy was brought up into a business world by their father, Harold, groomed to take over the company someday. As such, she and her brother became associated with Danny Rand, the child of Harold's colleague, Wendell Rand. While Joy became Danny's close friend, Ward was abusive towards him and would often bully him.
Running Rand Enterprise
Danny Rand's Return
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Walking into Ward Meachum's office, Joy meets eyes with the stranger that claimed to be Danny Rand. Visibly disturbed, she shied away from him when he attempted to embrace her. After asking to speak with Harold Meachum, she and her brother informed him that he had passed away from cancer and demand that he leave the premises. Becoming frustrated, she was frightened by his movement before security escorted him out. Later, she conversed with her brother about the incident and went home.
Arriving at Rand Enterprises Building and into her office, she is surprised by the appearance of Danny Rand. When asking him how he managed to get inside without being detected, he responded that he knew all the entrances and exits, perceiving it as his second home. She agreed to speak with him but warned him that she was aimed with mace and had a button to alert security. Pouring him a cup of water, Joy explained that while Ward was persistent that he was not Rand, she partially believed that he was Rand by appearance but accepted that he died in the crash. Rand began to divulge his experience during the day of his parents' death, but soon, found himself becoming faint and dizzy. As he tried to stand, he collapsed on the floor, stood over by Joy and Ward. Now unconscious, the two had him transported and enlisted as a patient at Birch Psychiatric Hospital for treatment.
Joy, later, regretted the decision to drug him; however, Ward reassured her that she did the right thing and that they could have reproted him directly to the police.
Assisting her brother with a business situation with Raj Patel, Joy joined the two for an approaching dinner. Dress formally, the two appraoched a limo, inside Patel awaited them with champagne and glasses. They traveled to Metro-General Hospital, where Joy told him about Kevin Kennedy, a dying boy whom was an organ donor that possessed O-negative blood. Upon his death, she informed him that his liver would go directly to Patel's nephew Terence Patel, but only if he were te sell Red Hook Pier to Rand Enterprises.
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Removal of the Meachums
Reviewing the story written in New York Bulletin by Karen Page, Joy experessed admiration for what published but was quickly taken aback when Lawrence Wilkins arrived in her office with security, telling her that the Board had an emergency meeting and voted the Meachums out of Rand Enterprises.
Meeting Her Father
Ward's Initial Interaction
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Deal with the Devil
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Upon learning that her father had once more died for good, Meachum met with Davos, whom persuades her that the return of Rand has altered her life twice, spiraling everything downwards. She is quickly convinced that it would be best if he was removed from existence.
Joy is a woman who feels she has no control over her own destiny. Given a company in her father's will and forced to work a job she was terrible at, she fought tooth and nail to climb the ranks and gain respect from her co-workers, learning business solely for that reason.
In the business room, she has a steely strong personality, but outside of it she is constantly searching herself, prone to bouts of staring and hesitation. She can also be quite timid around others, and will only believe someone when shown definitive proof. She even regretted drugging Danny Rand and leaving him to be taken to Birch Psychiatric Hospital, since she held a strong belief in who he really was. In truth, Rand became a reminder of the family members she had lost and the goodness in herself that she suppressed and the morality that she tries to ignore for the sake of business.
On the bright side, she is an expert detective and extremely resourceful. Every time she wants something done, she proves that she is more capable of it than even her brother Ward, proving to her father that she was a far more worthy successor to his legacy.
She is abhorrent of dishonesty, which caused her to push away her brother and Danny for lying about Harold being alive, even when they explained that they were doing so to keep her away from the Hand. Despite walking out on her father after discovering his ruthless and manipulative nature in betraying Danny after the latter had helped him escape the Hand, she later came to regret turning her back on her father right before his death. Leaving the company, she would grow to harbor a deep resentment to Danny Rand for "ruining her life", more than eager to accept Davos' offer to kill him whereas before she would have been repulsed at the very thought, such as when she would not approve of her father and Danny's plans to kill Bakuto and the Hand.
- Expert Businesswoman: To be added
- Wendell Rand †
- Heather Rand †
- Toro - Pet
- Rand Enterprises
- Raj Patel
- Colleen Wing
- Jessica Jones
- Bakuto †
- Yangsi Gonshi
- Lawrence Wilkins † - Colleague turned Enemy
- Danny Rand/Iron Fist - Childhood Friend turned Potential Target
- In the comics, Joy Meachum was a brilliant business woman who was set to take control of Rand-Meachum, Inc. one day.