Midtown High School (formerly)
|Occupation|| Midtown High School student (formerly)|
S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy student
|First appearance||"Great Responsibility"|
|Voiced by||Gregory Michael Cipes|
Daniel "Danny" Rand is the heir to Rand Industries, the leading corporation in the development of aerospace technology in America. When Danny was a child, he left his luxurious lifestyle to study the mystic and martial arts of K'un-Lun. Raised and trained by the elders of K'un-Lun, Danny learned that he would one day "usher in an era of peace as the king of K'un-Lun" if he proves himself worthy of the power of the Iron Fist. After defeating the dragon Shao-Lao, Danny earned the power of the Iron Fist and was given a year to settle his affairs with the outside world. However, Danny chose to gain more worldly knowledge and utilize his skills in a beneficial manner. To this end, Danny joined S.H.I.E.L.D. to learn how to become a superhero known as "Iron Fist".
When the time came when Danny had to compete with his fellow acolyte Scorpion for the throne of K'un-Lun, Danny was secretly blinded by Scorpion with poison during the test and nominated his team leader, Spider-Man, to be his champion. When Spider-Man prevailed against Scorpion and exposed his deceit, Danny won the throne via proxy. Upon realizing that the outside world were not as dishonorable as they originally believed, the elders of K'un-Lun allowed Danny to remain with S.H.I.E.L.D. for one more year. Danny graciously accepts this, and promises to return to K'un-Lun to claim the throne once another year has passed.
Abilities and Powers
- "Hydra Attacks (Part 1)" (cameo)
- "Hydra Attacks (Part 2)" (cameo)
- "Iron Vulture" (mentioned)
- "Agent Web" (no lines)
- "The Symbiote Saga - Part 2"
- "Return to the Spider-Verse - Part 1"
- "The Spider Slayers - Part 3" (no lines)
- "Graduation Day - Part 1"
- "Graduation Day - Part 2" (no lines)
- "Avengers Disassembled" (cameo)
Season 4: Secret Wars
- "The Immortal Weapon" (mentioned)
- Gregory Michael Cipes, Iron Fist's voice actor, reprised his role as Iron Fist in Avengers Assemble, which shares a loose continuity with the Ultimate Spider-Man series.