MCU Danny Rand Week: Day 2

A Favorite Quote

Danny: “I have a vision of total victory and nothing else. It’s the reason I’ve gotten this far. Defeat has no place in my mind.”

    We’re going to cheat a little and also include: “I was a warrior. Only in the middle of a fight did I fully come alive” as a similarly-themed runner-up. We’ve talked a bit about how much we love the show’s approach to Danny’s identity as a warrior, and will be exploring the badassery aspect of his character in-depth later this week– but this is one of the reasons we are Iron Fist fans. It’s awesome to follow the adventures of a character who is just very, very good at what they do. Danny is a fighter. That’s pretty much the entirety of his world and identity (the businessperson and rich guy elements have been inflicted upon him, but they are far from who he actually is). He doesn’t have an ego, he doesn’t brag, he’s not a jerk about it– but he is confident, and realistic about his abilities.       

Danny: “I think you’d better give up.”

Punk: “I heard of you– you’re Iron Fist! A kung fu guy! You got quite a rep! In this neighborhood, I got the rep!”

Danny: “One difference. I probably deserve my reputation. You don’t.”

Power Man and Iron Fist vol. 1 #91 by Steven Grant, Greg LaRocque, and Christie Scheele  

    Danny’s confidence, as comes through in this quote, is vital and ties into his origin story. It requires a strength of will to take on a dragon and win– or even survive. In the comics, we see two contrasting Iron Fist candidate failures: Davos, who is overconfident (enough so that he illegally challenges Shou-Lao after losing the qualifying tournament), and Wendell Rand, who is not confident enough and wimps out at the last minute. Danny is able to win because he genuinely believes he can, and has the skills to back it up. This is a mindset that Lei Kung tries to instill in all of his students, and while there have been past Iron Fists who lacked this confidence (e.g. Li Park, who was forced to fight Shou-Lao because everyone else was sick…), it is presented as usually being essential for victory.

    We see again and again in the show that though everything else may be falling apart around him, Danny always approaches his fights with confidence and conviction. He even manages some snappy banter– something he’s terrible at in the comics. He may lose everything else, but he will always have his warrior status, his kung fu, and the knowledge that he can kick pretty much anyone’s butt.     

DANNY WEEK Day 2: Favourite Quote.

That scene when Danny was right af but everyone listened to Stick and then you know how all that fucked up.

And then that Danny’s face when he saw that no one supports him. I bet here in this moment he missed Claire and Colleen who could support him and suggest some advice and compromises.

And let’s all be honest, if they would do this together since the beginning less harm would be made and the gates would be closed.

Danny: “The one person in the world who can probably take me down in a kung fu battle… and he’s got himself possessed by some sort of supernatural Jim Jones who wants me dead. If I want a chance of walking away from this… I have to stop thinking of Shang-Chi as a friend. When I get my hands on that creepy bastard… he’s going to pay for making me do this.”

Iron Fist (2017) #7 by Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins, and Andy Troy

Marvel Solicitations for January 2018

DAREDEVIL #597
CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEFANO LANDINI (A)
Cover by DAN MORA
MAYOR FISK Part 3
When Mayor Fisk makes Matt Murdock an offer he can’t refuse…the city’s most famous lawyer joins up with the Fisk Administration?! But surely Daredevil would never give up on taking the Kingpin down…

JESSICA JONES #16
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MICHAEL GAYDOS (A)
Cover by DAVID MACK
RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN PART 4
Never in the history of Marvel Comics has a horror so true and all-encompassing found its way to the door of one of our heroes. How can Jessica Jones and family survive the return of the Purple Man?

IRON FIST #76
ED BRISSON (W) • MIKE PERKINS (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
SABRETOOTH ROUND TWO PART 4
Choshin’s gotten his way and K’un-Lun is in peril… And even the combined forces of Iron Fist and Sabretooth may not be enough to stem the tide of invaders! The action and the stakes reach new heights in the heavenly city!

LUKE CAGE #169
DAVID F. WALKER (W) • GUILLERMO SANNA (A)
Cover by RAHZZAH
CAGED Part 4
Luke is rescued from the collapsed mine, but he’s out of the frying pan and into the fire! What horrors await him in Ringmaster’s prison hospital?

DEFENDERS #9
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A/C)
KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 4
Harlem burns as the Defenders push back against the bloodiest gang war in Marvel history. Some will rise, some will fall, and there will be new Defenders…

SPIDER-GWEN #28
JASON LATOUR (W) • ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (A/C)
GWENOM Part 4
Every road in Earth-65 leads to Matt Murdock. Gwen takes the fight to the man who’s orchestrated so many of her problems.

starknesskenobi  asked:

So I now have a nickname around my house my family members call me Ward and anytime I mess up at doing something they just say "your such a disappointment ward" and my answer last time this happened was " well ward and me deserve better than this shit". Then a family member said this " this is why you ward because you back talk and are 100% done with everything". Then i just gave this smug little smile and began cackling and I said " you got me there ".

I hope you give lots of looks just like this, because that’s amazing. I loved that story.

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Marvel’s Defenders: A Summary

Luke: Danny no
Danny: DANNY YES

Claire: Colleen no
Colleen: COLLEEN YES

Matt: Elektra no
Elektra: BLACK SKY YES

Misty: Defenders no
Defenders: DEFENDERS YES

Everyone: Matt no
Matt: MATT YES