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    Sure! Since Danny left Earth at the tender age of nine, and since there are no motor vehicles of any kind in K’un-Lun, he never learned to drive.  

Danny: “Oh, no! Luke, we didn’t have any machines in K’un-Lun. I don’t know how to drive this thing!”

[Power Man and Iron Fist vol. 1 #70 by Mary Jo Duffy, Kerry Gammill, and Ben Sean]

    However, at a certain point this skill gap becomes a major hindrance to Heroes for Hire, and so Luke gives Danny some private lessons. Credit where credit is due– Danny learns to drive in two days.   

Danny: “[…] I don’t know how to drive.”

Luke: “No sweat. I’ll give you a crash course.”

Danny: “Some other kind of course… please.”

[Power Man and Iron Fist vol. 1 #85 by Denny O’Neil, Keith Pollard, and Christie Scheele]

    Though it’s very likely that he still, after all these years, doesn’t actually have a driver’s license…

Luke: “…I wouldn’t have fallen out if that thing had seat belts, and if you weren’t flying like a maniac. Do you even have a license?”

[Power Man and Iron Fist vol. 3 #5 by David Walker, Flaviano, and John Rauch]

    Since (barring huge changes in the MCU’s K’un-Lun worldbuilding) the same situation applies to MCU Danny, we’d assume that he also wouldn’t know how to drive yet. In which case, we hope that picture is from the Power Man and Iron Fist driving lesson episode of The Defenders


Jessica Capshaw’s daughter, Josephine Kate, was born on May 2, 2016

Kerry Washington’s son, Caleb Kelechi, was born on October 5, 2016

Audra McDonald’s daughter, Sally James, was born on October 19, 2016

Caterina Scorsone’s daughter, Paloma Michaela, was born on November 8, 2016

Ellen Pompeo’s son, Eli Christopher, was born on December 29, 2016

And Camilla Luddington announced in 2016 that she is expecting a baby in the spring

So many new Shondaland Babies 😍

Iron Fist Countdown: 7 Days

Danny’s Superpowers

    Danny is the most powerful member of the Netflix Defenders team. Or at least, he has the greatest power potential. In addition to his mad kung fu skills, the uses for the chi of Shou-Lao could (and, in fact, do) fill an entire book, and the vast power it grants its wielders is ever-evolving. Even Danny hasn’t yet learned everything he’s capable of. Here are some of the highlights of what various Iron Fists have achieved over the years, and of what we might possibly see in the show.  

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Iron Fist Countdown: 1 Day

Danny Rand: Accidental Superhero

Alan: “Why’d you get involved…? You some sort’a flippin’ super-hero?

Danny: “No. I mean… I… I mean, he… that is, Scimitar, he… Wow. I never thought about it before. A superhero… I guess I am.” 

[Iron Fist vol. 1 #5 by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Phil Rache] 

    So far, the Marvel Netflix shows have given us three variations on a particular type of superhero: someone who gains powers against their will, and then decides, for whatever reason, to go out and use those powers to help others. With Danny, we’re getting something a bit different… 

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It's more than just "Dacey".

Response to Tuesday’s episode:

I’m a hardcore Dacey fan, so yeah, I’m pissed. But I’m also a 16 year old black girl in America. Lacey and I have plenty of similarities, I live in a quaint town and go to school with a bunch of white kids, which I’m fine with. I have many friends, I like having a good time, I might come off as a bitch to some. But there’s way more to me than that. And there’s way more to the character Lacey Porter. I wanted this series to show change from the traditional pattern you see in the media today.

My whole life I’ve aspired to be an actress. I’ve done many plays and productions. When performing I truly, truly feel amazing. I want to make people think when I perform, I want my effect left on others to be bigger than my character. Film, and any media, has the power to have that type of impact.

Recently though, I have stopped participating in the drama program at my school…something I never imagined I’d do. Why? Because every production, EVERY, production focuses around classic themes and stories you learn in school that have leads for only white people. I never had a chance. I’ve played very small characters with one to none number of lines. I’m humble, don’t get me wrong. Start small. But I started to see a reoccurring theme. I went to the director and told her it was hard to get a part like Juliet Capulet or Belle/Cinderella in that program. She said it wasn’t intentional. I believed her, but nothing changed. So I stopped auditioning.

I still have my passion for acting that I had years ago, I’m not worrying. I also understand displaying diversity and highlighting PoC in productions at my school might not be so easy since the few ones that do attend my school aren’t into theatre.

But ABC Family is not my school…they had—still have—a chance to showcase a plot that doesn’t revolve around Caucasians, we have enough of those. Does Kylie know what she’s apart of? She gives me what Halle, Zoe, Kerry, Nicole, and Lupita ALL give me—hope. Hope that the struggle I feel at my high school will stay there and won’t follow me into adulthood. Hope that I have the same amazing opportunity and that skin color won’t play such a huge factor in casting and character development.

I like how Jo’s developing in 1B. Don’t get me wrong, I like Jo. I want her to find her way and her Prince Charming, but it does not have to be cliche.

The character development—or the lack thereof—Lacey has is unacceptable. Where’s Lacey’s parents? Where is her family? Having one episode about her gay father in 1A is not enough. Leaving these elements out makes her ONE DIMENSIONAL. No wonder Lacey doesn’t stand a chance, it’s because she’s never been given one.

However, don’t give up on this series. Have hope for change, for Lacey to get her deeper elements in the plot, and for their relationships to be sensible to the show, not forced.

It’s bigger than ships and tv romance, y’all. There are other girls just like me.