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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. 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 put a dead frog in Rand's sandwich. 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.


Hiding the Bodies

"Either the cops or the Hand will find them eventually, but hopefully we'll be finished this 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.[2]

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. His inferior complex only got more intense when Harold blatantly showed his favoritism toward Joy over him. Combined with the stain of secrecy to his father, this 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.

Abilities

  • Expert Businessman: To be added

Equipment

To be added

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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