The final Defender arrives.
Not too much to say here other than “YES.” I’m happy to report that even the street level Marvel superheroes of The Defenders are going to get into some mystical elements. Specifically the mystic energy of the Shou-Lao from the city of K’un-Lun.
Here’s a breakdown of Iron Fists abilities:
Through concentration, Iron Fist can harness his spiritual energy, or chi, to augment his physical and mental capabilities to peak human levels. By focusing his chi into his hand, he can tap the superhuman energy of Shou-Lao and temporarily render his fist superhumanly powerful, immune to pain and injury; however, this process is mentally draining, and he usually needs recovery time before he can repeat it. Iron Fist can heal himself of any injury or illness and project this power to heal others.
He can sense mystic energy, particularly that which is related to K’un-Lun. Capable of fusing his consciousness with that of another person, enabling each to perceive the other’s emotions and memories. He has unusually keen eyesight, but it is unclear if it extends to superhuman level. His entire body is oriented to combat, enabling him to adapt to any environment with minimal exposure. At times, he has absorbed energy directed at himself and channeled it to augment his own power. Under certain circumstances, he can even focus his chi to create nexus points between dimensions.
Iron Fist will bring back some Marvel Netflix regulars such as Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth from Jessica Jones, Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao of The Hand from Daredevil, and the constant through-line Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Iron Fist was set to be the last series to air before The Defenders premieres, but with The Punisher currently filming it’s likely that Frank Castle could slip in before the street level team-up series makes its debut.
“A child touched by fire, destined to be our greatest warrior.”
— Iron Fist (@MarvelIronFist) October 8, 2016
I love the humor of Jessica Jones even through her social media.
You can watch Iron Fist on March 17, 2017.