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"I want you to leave me alone. I don't want any part of Rand or any of this insanity. I want my own life away from you."
―Ward Meachum to Harold Meachum[src]

Ward Meachum is the son of Harold Meachum, who, together with his sister Joy, spent his 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.

Biography

Early Life

Becoming CEO of Rand Enterprises

As a child of Harold Meachum, Ward was brought up in a business world and groomed to someday take over the company. The Rands and the Meachums were close friends, and so Ward and Joy were always around Danny. During his youth, he often bullied Rand and would play cruel pranks on him, such as locking him in a freezer at the Rand Enterprises cafeteria and putting a dead frog in Rand's sandwich. After the Rand family were all presumed to have died in a plane crash, and Harold Meachum was diagnosed with cancer, Ward and Joy were the only ones left to take over the company.[2]

The Return of Danny Rand

Turning Away Rand

Joy and Ward were in their office the morning Danny Rand visited, dirty and barefoot. They were taken aback by his appearance, Ward insisting that he could not be the child that died fifteen years ago. They concluded that the person was not mentally stable despite the constant proclamation that he was Danny and stalking Joy at her house, which was his former home. He schemed the plan to have him sedated and admitted at Birch Psychiatric Hospital; when Joy began to feel remorseful for her actions, Ward reassured her that she did the right thing and that they could have turned him over to the police.[2][3]

Chikara Dojo

After the man made a call to Colleen Wing, Harold requested that Ward visit Chikara Dojo. With her class ending, he walked inside the dojo and introduced himself to its owner, questioning her about the presence of the man that identified as "Danny Rand." Though she told him she has never made contact with him, Meachum offered her a deal that would keep him away. He gave her time to think about the cash reward despite telling him that she did not feel threatened or uncomfortable about him.[3]

A Change in Plans

As Ward walked back to his office, he stared at Wing leaving through the elevators. He went into his sister's office to find her excitingly weeping over M&M candies. Though he asked why Wing was on the premises, Joy informed him that the M&Ms provided her definitive evidence that the man was Danny Rand, as he was the only one that knew about the removal of the brown ones. Ward does not believe this to be strong enough proof and continued to perceive him as a threat. Frustrated, she rediculed his attitude, comparing him to their father; Ward sighed and left the room.

Later, in the Rand Enterprises Building, Ward held a meeting with Joy and the executives. It was interrupted by a call from Frank N. Stein, leaving Ward to retreat to his office. During the conversation, Harold was convinced that their patient was, in fact, Danny Rand and requested that he be moved to a safer location. Ward, however, felt he was not Rand and protested on her father's behalf to have him coddled in a safer environment. Harold repeated that he thought Rand would be an essential asset in taking down the Hand. Though Ward agreed to have him moved, he ended the call and informed Birch Psychiatric to assault Rand.[3]

Rand's Escape

With alerts of Rand's escape, Ward tasked Shannon and his men to guard Chikara Dojo.

Paying the Penthouse another visit, Ward informed Harold of Rand's escape from the hospital.[4]

Covering for Harold

Hiding the Bodies

"Either the cops or the Hand will find them eventually, but hopefully we'll be finished by then. They'll find it difficult to identify 'em without their teeth. I'm almost ready to wrap these guys up. Then you can put 'em in your car."
Harold Meachum to Ward Meachum[src]

Ward was called by Harold Meachum, and refused to answer the phone for a long while and when he finally did, Ward was told that he needed him to come to the Penthouse immediately, despite the late hour, for something important. When Ward expressed his desire not to come, Meachum told him that he needed him in an attempt to emotionally manipulate his son. When Ward arrived, he was horrified to see his father smashing in the faces of two Hand soldiers using a hammer to destroy their faces and teeth and cutting off their fingers in order to make them harder to identify. Ward threw up, although Harold remained calm, questioning what had happened to Ward's broken hand. Harold told his son to take the bodies to Pelham Bay Park and dump them in the lake, noting that the Hand or the New York City Police Department would eventually find them but hopefully they would be in the clear by then.

Ward furiously confronted his father about calling him in the middle of the night to dump bodies for him, but Meachum argued that there was nobody else he could call to help him with this and that Ward always came when he needed him. Meachum compared this action to them going deer hunting when Ward was a child, although Ward noted that they had never been hunting together, with Meachum questioning if he had taken Joy Meachum hunting instead then. Meachum then continued smashing the faces while Ward looked on in disgust and horror at all of the violence.[5]

Assassination of Harold Meachum

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Manipulation and Cleaning

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When Meachum returned to the penthouse, he was surprised by the arrival of Rand, whom immediately slammed him against the wall. As Rand questioned Meachum about his father, he had given him the lie that he had not seen his father and saw the blood in the mats. As Rand expressed sorrow and remorse for his actions in Anzhou, Meachum continued to lie, placing blame on him for having to mourn his father's death a second time. He soon began to clean the blood after Rand left the penthouse.[6]

His Unexpected Return

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Trapped

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A Deal with the Devil

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Calm and asleep in his room, Meachum is visited by a stranger, whom walked to his IV stand. He awakened and asked who they were; they answered that his name was Bakuto and that he wished to be friends, administering an antidote to the heroin. Bakuto informed Meachum that he was Hand, which led the patient to quickly draw conclusions that any deals made with him had strings attached and asking what he wanted. Continuing on, he told Ward that he wanted Harold gone, as he had become too bolden in his actions. Bakuto also mentioned that he wanted to hold Madame Gao's former position in Rand Enterprises and sell the antidotes to the heroin that has been sold and distributed around the world. He requested from Meachum that he bring him Iron Fist while free, to which Meachum accepted.

Arriving at the penthouse, Ward is greeted by Joy, elated to see him again since his previous breakdown.[7]

Framing Danny Rand

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Battle at Rand Enterprises

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Two months after the battle, Meachum was on vacation away from the business.[8]

Personality

"I don't know anyone as brilliant or as fearless. You come up with these crazy ideas and you stand your ground, even when the entire board tries to fight you on it. Then you prove them wrong, every single time."
Joy Meachum[src]

Ward carries himself with an arrogant, condescending, and confident air and can come across as spiteful and and mean. During his youth, he often bullied Rand and would play cruel pranks on him. Not much has changed by the time he became an adult. When Rand returned, Ward showed fear that Rand would come to try and take back the company and cause more problems in his and sister's lives, ultimately refusing to believe Rand's identity. He was willing to have Rand killed to get him out of the picture, which he attempted twice, and later nearly killed Rand himself by pushing him out a window when he came close to entering Harold Meachum's Penthouse.

Behind his smugness, Ward is in truth weak-willed and suffers from an inferior complex. His sister Joy constantly proves to be better than him with business. His father, Harold showed him no love or praise despite Ward's best attempts to aid him, only forcing him to perform participate in more horrific and morally dubious acts. His inferior complex only got more intense when Harold blatantly showed his favoritism toward Joy over him. He also felt pressure from Joy, who idolized and wanted approval from her brother, which felt as being put on a pedestal by her.

Combined with the stain of secrecy to his father, this led Ward to continuously take drugs to calm his nerves and inner pain. The combined stress of Harold manipulating his life, keeping Joy in the dark about their father being alive and his drug abuse started to affect his sanity, enough to cause him to kill his own father and dispose of his body while making Danny think that the Hand did it because of Danny's fight with them. His sanity was also affected by his fear and guilt over what he had seen, enough to cause him to talk to the corpses of Alexi and Vando, whose bodies he disposed of on behalf of his father, hallucinating King's head after finding King's severed head with Danny, and imagining blood around him after having killed his father.

He wasn't without his virtues. Ward genuinely care and love his sister, Joy. He was conflicted by his secrecy to Joy, having been forced to keep Harold's secret for her own safety. After learning the danger his father was becoming due to his resurrection, especially towards Joy, he became devoted to finding a way to destroy his father, even dealing with Bakuto to do so in his desperation.

After torturous experiences dealing with his drug withdrawal and Harold's schemes, Ward has become more humble and confident. Realizing that Harold's scheming would lead to no good for him and his sister, Ward allied with Rand to take him down. After dealing with Harold, Ward made his peace with Rand and even offered him to run the company together.

Abilities

  • Expert Businessman: To be added

Equipment

  • Handgun: Ward is in possession of one handgun that he keeps stored in wall safe. He eventually uses this to kill Harold Meachum on the rooftop of the Rand Enterprises Building.
  • Prescribed Medication: Suffering with some amounts of nervousness and anxiety, Ward typically takes some form of medication to alleviate the building stress. He, however, mixes the medication with alcohol.
  • Steel Serpent: When Ward began to suffer from severe anxiety and paranoia and unable to obtain another perscription of anti-anxiety medication, he came in contact with the heroin drug manufactured by Madame Gao's faction.

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • In the comics, Ward Meachum is the brother of Harold Meachum, and plot revenge against Iron Fist with his niece Joy Meachum, hiring the Steel Serpent to kill him. He was also responsible for creating Shades' laser-shooting sunglasses and providing Comanche some Trick Arrows. Ward Meachum was later killed by a Super-Skrull.
  • In Episode 9 of Iron Fist, "The Mistress of All Agonies", Harold Meachum gains access to Rand Enterprises using Ward's birthday '091986' on the Keypad of a Service Door. That makes Ward's birthday September 19, 1986.

Behind the Scenes

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