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Iron Fist vs. Richard Dragon – Marvel vs. DC #42

The martial artists of their respective universes will face each other in an epic battle.

Origin: Iron Fist

One day Wendell Rand took his son to a secret home city called K’un-Lun along with his business partner. On the way there they were attacked by a storm which  killed Wendell, by his business partner who wanted to take over the company for himself (SPOILER: like in the Lion King). The son was lost, but was soon taken in by the residents of the mystical city. There, he trained and years later when he grew up he promised justice for his father.

  • Identity: Daniel “Danny” Rand
  • Superhero Name: Iron Fist
  • Team Affiliations: Heroes for Hire, Defenders, New Avengers, Thunderbolts
  • 1st Appearance: May 1974

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Origin: Richard Dragon

Attempting to steal a valuable Richard was stopped by an older man named, O-Sensei, who would take the kid into training. Over the next 7 years Dragon would become a different, better man who became DC universe’s best martial artist.

  • Identity: Richard Drakunovski
  • Superhero Name: Richard Dragon
  • Team Affiliations: G.O.O.D.
  • 1st Appearance: May 1975

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Powers & Abilities: Iron Fist

  • Martial Artist Master
  • Chi Manipulation
  • Iron Fist Punch
  • Proficient Awareness
  • Enhanced Senses
  • Superhuman Speed/Reflexes
  • Energy Projection
  • Nervous System Control
  • Mind Fusion – seek or connect with another’s mind
  • Healing
  • Pressure Point Master
  • Acrobat
  • Peak Human Condition- environmental adaptation, longevity

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Powers & Abilities: Richard Dragon

  • Master Martial Artist
  • Combat Adaptator – can adapt to any circumstance put in; even fought on horseback
  • Katana
  • Dragon’s Claw – can be used to channel concentration and inner chi

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Battle!

What happens when you wanna pit Marvel’s best martial artist fighter against DC’s best martial artist? You realize how DC is lacking with powerful martial artists. Don’t get me wrong Richard Dragon is one of the best fighters in DCU that has mastered a series of martial arts and taught the likes of Batman, Renee Montoya, Oracle, Huntress, Question and Lady Shiva, but Iron Fist is so much better on every single level. In Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1 Danny proved his above average senses by being able to hear a sweat move down someone’s head along with his great sight. In the same issue without the use of chi he can run up to 35mph, and with the use of it he can catch bullets. Call me crazy, but those are some fast reflexes. On top of all that he has his actual iron fist punch that can knock out Colossus (Contests of Champions II #3) by channeling his chi. He can use the same tactic for chi blasts in long range clash. In Immortal Iron Fist #17 Daniel Rand showed the ability to predict an incoming hit out of nowhere.

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Even if Richard Dragon manages to get in one hit Iron Fist can control his nervous system so, that means less bleeding, resistance to pain and drugs/poisons/toxins. If not that he can use the chi to heal. Not only can Rand control his own chi, but also the one of others. Even if Richard pulls out his Dragon Claw to generate his own chi Iron Fist can weaken it if he wanted to. Just shows how much of a powerhouse this guy is. Richard Dragon is probably considered to be in top 5 if not 3 of DC’s fighters by many and that’s all we get.

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WINNER: IRON FIST (Marvel Comics)

Image result for iron fist marvel comicsThat was very easy to determine. Well at least now you know the true power of Iron Fist so get excited for that Netflix series. As for the next battle it will take place in the wild, wild west and in the time of the wild, wild west! Playing a classic game.

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Olaf Lesniak View All

I am a comic book geek! I love comic books! #1 fan right here.

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