Born into privilege, Danny Rand’s life was forever changed when his parents were killed by a family friend. Fueled by a desire for revenge, Danny traveled to the mystical city of K’un-Lun. There, he trained under Lei Kung the Thunderer who turned him into a living weapon. As a final test, Danny challenged the dragon Shou-Lao and defeated him. Plunging his fist into the dragon’s molten heart, Danny became the bearer of the Iron Fist. After avenging his parents, Danny turned his life to serving others, becoming inseparable friends with Luke Cage as a Defender, Avenger, and a Hero for Hire.