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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

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Becoming CEO of Rand Enterprises

As a child of Harold Meachum, Ward was brought up into a business world, groomed to take over the company someday in the future. The Rands and the Meachums were very close in friendship, and so Ward and Joy were always around Danny. After the Rands got into a plane crash, and Harold Meachum diagnosed with cancer, Ward and Joy were the only ones left to take over the company.

The Return of Danny Rand

Turning away Rand

Joy and Ward were in their office, the morning Danny Rand appeared on their floor, barefooted. They were taken aback by his appearance and Ward explained that that couldn't be Rand, he'd supposedly died in the plane crash 15 years ago. They concluded that the person was not mentally stable after Rand kept insisting that he was Danny, and also stalking Joy to her house, which was his former home.

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 and confident air. He can come across as spiteful and mean. During his youth, he often bullied Rand. Not much has changed by the time he became an adult. When Rand returned, Ward refused to believe his claims and can come off as condescending.

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. His inferior complex only got more intense when Harold blatantly showed his favouritism toward Joy over him. The stain of secrecy, his own inferiority and weak-will has led Ward to continuously take drugs to calm his nerves and inner pain.

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 torturous experiences dealing with his drug withdrawal and Harold's schemes, Ward has become more humble and confident. Realizing that Harold's scheme 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.

Equipment

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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 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.

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Preceded by:
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CEO of Domani Architecture
Ward Meachum
2002 - 2004
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Harold Meachum
CEO of Rand Enterprises
Ward Meachum
2004 - 2016
Succeeded by:
Ward Meachum/Danny Rand



Preceded by:
Ward Meachum
CEO of Rand Enterprises
Ward Meachum/Danny Rand
2016
Succeeded by:
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