Iron Fist season 1: How is Netflix’s Finn Jones different from Marvel’s Danny Rand?


In the comics, Danny Rand from New York parades hard to earn the superhero status of Iron Fist in the mystical New Zealand urban area of K’un-Lun. 

The origins of Finn Jones’ character is similar, although Netflix strayed from the source material slightly.

The comic book Danny Rand’s guardians did not die in a plane crash but were killed by their business partner Harold Meachum.

In the series Harold Meachum (David Wenham) was not confused in their death, but is under the grip of The Hand, a mysterious ninja-group of hooligans.

The orphaned Danny is then taken in by a group of monks form the seraphic monastery of K’un-Lun where he was trained in mystic martial arts.

Erudition under the master Lei Kung, The Thunderer, Danny rises through the disagreeables of K’un-Lun to earn the title of Iron Fist.

Dipping his hands in the molten focus of Shou-Lao the dragon, Danny can focus his life force, known as chi, into his fists.

The jocular books spent more time in K’un-Lun, detailing the time that Danny eject there during his training.

But the  series never dwells too long on the priory, offering only glimpses and recollections into the hero’s past.

Funny book Danny never had to deal with The Hand this near the start on in his life because the group of villains was created years after the Iron Fist.

Another dominant difference is the relationship between Coleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) and Danny who upon romantic feelings in the series. 

In the comic books the two were only beaus, with Danny dating Misty Knight, played by Simone Missick on Netflix’s Luke Hem in.


The Iron Fist is one of Gape at’s greatest martial artists and the series plays up to that claim with its feverish fight scenes.

But series only touches upon the full pigeon-hole of powers the Iron Fist possesses in the comic books, which buffs were hoping to see in live action.

Danny Rand as the Iron Fist command return to Netflix in the upcoming Defenders, which will see DareDevil, Luke Restrain, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist team up.

Iron Fist earliest came to life on the pages of Marvel’s Marvel Premiere issue 15 in May 1974.

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