Iron Fist (Daniel Thomas “Danny” Rand) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Iron Fist first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974). The character is a practitioner of martial arts and the wielder of a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to summon and focus his chi.
This ability is obtained from the city of K’un-Lun which appears on earth every 10 years. He starred in his own solo series in the 1970s, and shared the title Power Man and Iron Fist for several years with Luke Cage, partnering with Cage to form the superhero team Heroes for Hire. The character has starred in numerous solo titles since, including The Immortal Iron Fist, which expanded on his origin story and the history of the Iron Fist.
Iron Fist has been adapted to appear in several animated television series and video games. Finn Jones portrayed the character in the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Netflix television series Iron Fist (2016–2018), The Defenders (2017), and the second season of Luke Cage.
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|Danny Rand, Iron Fist|
|Wounds||21 WP Vitality 210 VP (20d8+100)|
|AC||29 (+7 Dexterity, +12 defense) touch 29, flat footed 29|
|Attack||Unarmed Strike +37 melee (2d10+18/ 19-20)|
|Full Attack||Flurry of Blows +37/+37/+37/+32/+27/+22 melee (2d10+18/ 19-20)|
|Special Attacks||Stunning Fist 20/day (DC 26), The Iron Fist|
|Special Qualities||Chi Focus, K’un Lun Training|
|Saves||Fort +17, Ref +19, Will +18|
|Abilities||Strength 23, Dexterity 24, Constitution 21, Intelligence 15, Wisdom 22, Charisma 18|
|Skills||Balance +32, Bluff +9, Climb +24, Concentration +30, Diplomacy +10, Escape Artist +15, Hide +17, Intimidate +16, Jump +31, Knowledge (religion) +12, Knowledge (streetwise) +7, Move Silently +17, Search +7, Sense Motive +11, Spot +16, Tumble +32, Swim +11, Treat Injury +11|
|Feats||Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Deflect Arrows, Dodge, Eagle Claw Attack, Fists of Iron, Greater Weapon Focus (unarmed strike), Greater Weapon Specialization (unarmed strike), Improved Critical (unarmed strike), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Sunder, Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike, Mobility, Power Attack, Roundabout Kick, Snatch Arrows, Weapon Focus (unarmed strike), Weapon Specialization (unarmed strike)|
|Climate/Terrain||New York City|
When he defeated the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying, Rand plunged his fists into its’ molten heart. This allows him to focus his chi and enhance his natural abilities to extraordinary levels.
Rand may spend a full round action to focus his Chi which provokes an attack of opportunity. He must succeed at a Concentration check (DC 22) to obtain focus. Upon doing so he receives a +4 enhancement bonus to his Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. He can also instead choose to receive a +8 enhancement bonus to Listen, Search and Spot checks by enhancing his senses. He can enhance multiple attributes at a time. Each enhancement will last for 5 rounds.
Rand may also focus his chi to allow him to heal himself or others. By concentrating as a full round action which provokes an attack of opportunity and succeeding on a Concentration check (DC 22) he may choose to heal himself or another or 4d8+6 points of damage. If he holds his Concentration for 20 rounds he may also remove disease. Rand must touch any target to be healed.
Danny can also use his chi to establish a telepathic link with another person’s mind. This allows him to communicate over any distance with them through mental speech. The meld will last until Rand breaks it or a week passes. He can do this as a move-action which does not provoke an attack of opportunity and touching the desired target.
The Iron Fist
The ultimate expression of Rand’s chi focus it the Iron Fist. He focus’ all his energy into his fist for a single blow which can inflict earth shaking damage to the target. Summoning the Iron Fist is a full round action which provokes an attack of opportunity. Upon doing so on
his next strike he resolves as a melee touch attack which inflicts direct wound damage. He also bypasses all DR and hardness on the attack inflicting it directly upon the target.
After using the Iron Fist, Danny is unable to focus his chi in anyway until 10 minutes have passed because it leaves him physically and mentally drained.
K’un Lun Training
Danny was trained since the time he was a child by the Lei Kung, the Thunderer. By the age of 16, he had attained the Crown of Fu-Si, the Kign of Vipers, overcome the Challenge of the Many, and defeated Shu-Hu the Lightning. His martial arts skill is exceeded only by only a few such as Shang Chi.
- Full Attack Bonus
- Full Defense
- Iron Fist retains his Dexterity bonus when flat-footed and is never considered to be flanked.
- Bonus fighter feats as a fighter of his HD
- Unarmed Attack as a monk of his HD
- When unarmed he receives a +8 bonus to strike and damage.
- Flurry of Blows and Stunning
- Blow as a monk of his HD
- Defensive Roll
- Rand may use his deflect or snatch arrow feat up to 6 times in a round.
- A +8 training bonus to Balance, Climb, Concentration , Jump, and Tumble