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Grey Gargoyle

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: The problem of the appearance of K'un-Lun classic villains in the Netflix Defenders "subverse" ...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 at 05:48:32 am EDT (Viewed 5 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Many thanks, Reverend Meteor & Ancient One. It may explain why ...
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 at 01:12:22 pm EDT (Viewed 129 times)

    The problem is I don't think much of K'un L'un mythology was really developed or consistent until it got the upgrade in Immortal Iron Fist.

I think that it was consistent, even a long time before Immortal Iron Fist, but the main problem is that K'un-Lun mythology doesn't really fit a "street-level" NY City superhero ... Iron Fist foes from K'un-Lun were an immortal sorcerer (Master Khan), a werewolf (Fera/Ferocia), dragons (Chiantang) and sentient vegetables (H'ylthri).

... but "The Ninja from K'un-Lun", one of Iron Fist first archfoes, may have been replaced by the Hand in the Netflix series \:\-\)

    Personally I think the reason for the K'un L'un/The Hand mythology merger is because of whoever the big bad is in Defenders. I think we'll find out Sigourney Weaver's character will somehow be the Beast the Hand worships and the Iron Fist will be the heroic counterpart to the Beast. Her character's name is supposedly Alexandra which makes me wonder (ok I stole the theory from someone else) if she might be a retooling of Wilson Fisk's kingpin predecessor Alexander Bont. So I'm wondering if Sigourney's character is the synthesis of those 2 ideas...the Beast AND a female Alexander Bont.

It may be a simple coincidence or a red herring but Alexandra's Topkapi Cabaret is the secret base of operations of Master Khan in Power Man & Iron Fist #66.
A few issues later, in Power Man & Iron Fist #74-75, it was revealed that the Ninja worked for Master Khan.
Still, the one Netflix character who reminds me Master Khan is Madame Gao and not Sigourney Weaver ...

    The show is ok but it has some fundamental flaws. Danny comes off at times as a white college student who just got back from a semester abroad in a foreign culture that now thinks himself the newest expert in said culture.

Another problem might be that the concept is too close to the Green Arrow series ?

Maybe, they should have made a 'Heroes For Hire' series from the start, centered around the Nightwing Restorations Ltd agency , with Misty Knight & Colleen Wing as bounty hunters and Iron Fist, Shang-Chi & Vienna as secondary protagonists ...

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