Iron Fist season 1: Who is Netflix's mysterious Madame Gao? Is she Marvel's Crane Mother?


The Netflix series hinged on the Marvel comic books sees Danny Rand (Finn Jones) edify to become the martial arts superhero Iron Fist.

While distressing to fulfil his duty as the Iron Fist, the hero tries to down the villain Madame Gao during a be incompatible full of mysticism and dark magic.

Who is Madame Gao?

Wai Ching Ho, 73, returned to Netflix to engage in Madame Gao in the first season of Iron Fist.

Ever since her premier appearance in DareDevil season one, Marvel fans have been be astonished questioning who she really is.

In the series, she is the leader of The Hand — an enigmatic group of ninjas and heroin stockists in New York.

Not much is known about her origin, but as one of the crime bosses of New York she is a petrifying foe for Marvel’s heroes.

Iron Fist somewhat lifted the lid on her character when she animadvert oned she lived through the 17th century.

She also manages to put down Danny Rand with a unattached blow, suggesting there is more to her than meets the eye.

Is Madame Gao Crane Mother?

Devotees have suggested that Madame Gao could be the Crane Mother because she recognizes about about K’un-Lun — the heavenly city where Danny be informed his superpowers. 


In the comics, the Crane Mother is the leader of a K’un-Zi — a city much not unlike K’un-Lun — and holds a personal vendetta against the previous Iron Fist which imparts to Danny.

But Madame Gao seems to be interested in Danny’s powers for her own gain. There is no conclusive bear witness to say Madame Gao and the Mother Crane are the same person.

Iron Fist neither here nor there a uprights with Davos (Sacha Dhawan) discussing with Joy Meachum (Jessica Stroup) his aims to take out Danny, while Madam Gao listens to the conversation.

While the reveal introduced Davos as Danny’s friend from K’un-Lun, in the comic orders Davos is a warrior from K’un-Zi, much like the Iron Fist himself.

This could procure been the biggest hint suggesting Madam Gao’s connection to Crane Overprotect. So far all the hints suggest Madame Gao cold be a reimagined version of Crane Mama.

There is also the possibility that Madame Gao is simply an original courage created for the purpose of the show. Marvel fans will probably include to wait until The Defenders comes out for more answers.


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