The Living Weapon
"I am the Iron Fist. I hold back the storm when nothing else can."Name:
Former Co-Owner of Rand Corporation, billionaire-playboy-philanthropist
(Face claim - Ed Skrein)
Blonde hair, blue eyes, dragon tattoo on chest. Established Relationships:
Known Associate and friend of Power Man (Luke Cage) - The Heroes for Hire, Known associate of Colleen Wing, Misty Knight and DaredevilDesired Ons/Wishlist:
Women in heels, lingerie, stockings, tattoos, piercings, dyed hair, smart, bold, courageous, confident (or at least faking it until she makes it)Absolute No-Nos:
Talk to me in PM; we'll figure it out.
Daniel Rand was the son of businessman Wendell Rand, who had once lived in the fabled city of K'un-Lun, which exists in another dimensional realm. Wendell Rand-K'ai, as he was known there was the adopted son and heir of Lord Tuan, who ruled K'un-Lun in the guise of Yu-Ti, the August Personage in Jade. However, Wendell was driven from K'un-Lun by his brother, Nu-An, who not only wanted to rule K'un-Lun himself, but who was Wendell's rival for the love of a woman named Shakirah. It was Wendell that Shakirah chose, and she bore him a daughter, Miranda. Wendell found refuge on Earth and became a successful businessman in the United States. In his absence, Tuan died and Wendell's brother succeeded him as Yu-Ti, the August Personage in Jade. Wendell married a woman named Heather, who bore him a son, Daniel.
Wendell sought to return to K'un-Lun, which ordinarily was only accessible from Earth through an interdimensional nexus that opened once every ten years. When Daniel was nine, his father traveled to Tibet along with Heather and his business partner Harold Meachum in search of the nexus to K'un-Lun. Toppling off a treacherous mountain passage, Daniel dragged his mother and father over the ice shelf with him. While he and his mother landed on a ledge below, his father dangled over the sheer drop of the mountainside and called to his partner for help. Hoping to take over Rand's share of the business, Meachum instead caused him to lose his grip and plunge to his death. Though Meachum offered to help Heather Rand and her son, they spurned him. Attempting to make it back to camp on their own, Heather and her son spied a long suspension bridge as a pack of wolves attacked. Heather tried to hold them off long enough for her son to get to safety and was killed in the effort.
Soon thereafter, denizens of K'un-Lun found the boy and took him to their city. There Daniel was brought before Yu-Ti, who had secretly plotted the murder of both Wendell and Heather. Yu-Ti apprenticed Daniel to the martial arts master Lei Kung the Thunderer.
Rand's training under Lei Kung was rigorous. At age sixteen Rand earned the Crown of Fu-Hsi, king of the vipers, vanquished four foes in the ritualistic Challenge of the Many, and defeated Shu-Hu, a mechanical being whose name means "Lightning". Rand diligently conditioned his hands by thrusting them into tubs of hot sand, then gravel, and finally rock. 
At age nineteen Rand was given the opportunity to gain the power of the Iron Fist. He was sent to battle the enormous fire-breathing serpent called Shou-Lao the Undying which lived in a cave outside the city and which ferociously guarded a brazier containing its heart, which had mystically been removed from its body. In their battle Rand grabbed the serpent's body, which bore a scar which imprinted itself upon Rand's chest. Killing the serpent, Rand plunged his hands into the now unguarded brazier containing Shou-Lao's molten heart when his hands shone with a quasi-mystical force and he earned the title "Iron Fist," for he could now summon superhuman energy to reinforce the power of blows struck by his hands.
Danny Rand, Iron Fist
Declining to stay in K'un-Lun eternally, Rand returned to America when the nexus reopened in order to take vengeance on Meachum for his father's death.
Powers(( Note - Depending on situation and current physical state of Danny; not all abilities are simply available to him. I plan on writing a more toned down version of him. ))Chi Augmentation:
Through concentration, Rand can harness his mystical chi to augment his physical and mental capabilities to superhuman levels.Iron Fist Punch:
By summoning his chi and focusing it into his hands, he can draw upon the superhuman energy derived from the heart of the mystic serpent Shou-Lao and make his fist inhumanly powerful and super humanly resistant to injury and pain on a superhuman scale. This "iron fist" technique does not involve a physical transformation of any kind, simply a psychic channeling of concentrated natural energy. With his fist in this state, Rand can shatter wood and brick, rip through steel, and punch his opponents with extraordinary concussive force without sustaining injury to himself. The force of this technique has rendered incredibly durable Super humans such as Colossus unconscious.Nervous System Control:
Rand has complete control over his nervous system enabling him to deaden himself to pain, resist the effects of drugs or poisons, and slow down the rate at which he bleeds. He also is able pass lie detector tests.Energy Generation:
Iron Fist can project his Chi into a ranged attack, sort of like an energy blast. Enhanced Speed & Reflexes:
He can increase his speed allowing him to dodge or catch bullets. Enhanced Healing:
If he sustains injury or illness, Rand can focus his chi for the purposes of healing his injuries. He can also channel this energy into other people.Superhuman Longevity:
Possibility of a slowed aging process much like his predecessor Orson Randall.Environmental Adaptation:
Through focus and meditation, Danny can sustain himself for extended periods of time in extreme temperature environments.
AbilitiesPeak Human Physical Conditioning:
Daniel is an Olympic-level athlete and gymnast.Meditation:
Daniel is a master of meditation and relaxation techniques. He can enter a trance-like state to ignore pain and slow his heart rate.Master Martial Artist:
Daniel is a master of K'un-Lun's martial arts and is proficient in many of Earth's, including but not limited to: Kunlunquan, Shaolinquan, Judo, Aikido, Ninjutsu, Karate, Boxing and even loose street fighting tactics. Recently, he has gained access to the knowledge, experience and skills of all the Iron Fists before him. When temporarily blinded by Sabretooth, he was able to still defeat the lethal mutant, without even using his chi powers. He is also skilled in unique chi based techniques, such as the "Drunken style" that masks him from such things as Spider-Man's Spider-Sense and Mister X's telepathic reflexes. He is one of the greatest martial artists on Earth; having held his own against Wolverine and Captain America. Rand also holds notable victories over Gorgon (Tomi Shishido), Sabretooth, Batroc, Black Dragon, Nightshade, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Colossus, and Nightcrawler. Weapons Master:
He has been trained in the use of almost all martial arts weapons.Pressure point locator:
Daniel can locate different pressure points on a human's body; incapacitate, paralyze, severely injure, or kill a person. He has shown himself to be capable of landing pressure point attacks on the likes of Spider-Man.Skilled Acrobat:
Rand is a skilled acrobat capable of many difficult feats.Multilingual:
He can speak fluent in K'un-Lun, English, Chinese and has a limited vocabulary in Japanese.Strength level
Without increasing his strength with chi, Danny possesses the peak human level of strength a man of his age, height, and build that exercises intensively. He is capable of lifting at least twice his body weight and can press lift at the very least 350 lbs but no more than 800 lbs.