Within a year, he became a successful businessman and married Heather Duncan.In his absence, Lord Tuan died and became ruler of Feng-Tu, abode of K'un-Lun's departed spirits, leaving Yu-Ti to rule K'un-Lun, while Lei Kung, shamed by Davos' defeat, banished his son to Earth.When Daniel Rand was nine, at roughly the time K'un-Lun was scheduled to materialize, his father decided to bring him and Heather to K'un-Lun.Accompanied by Rand's business partner Harold Meachum, they traveled to the Himalayas, but Wendell fell from a mountain ledge; clutching the edge, he called to Meachum for help, but Meachum, hoping to control Rand's business shares, caused Wendell to plunge to his death.He is a master of all of K'un-Lun's martial arts and many of Earth's, trained in the use of virtually all martial arts weapons.He has near-complete control over his nervous system, enabling him to deaden himself to pain.Iron Fist eventually overcame Meachum's defenses, but on seeing Meachum was an invalid, he spared the broken man.
Nonetheless, Iron Fist often had hostile relations with his new business partners, Meachum's brother, Ward, and daughter, Joy.
Ten years after coming to K'un-Lun, Rand was showing Shakari the restored nexus when Yu-Ti's men attacked them.
Shakari was slain, and the grief-stricken Rand returned to Earth.
He is capable of fusing his consciousness with that of another person, enabling each to perceive the other's emotions and memories.
He has unusually keen eyesight, but it is unclear if it extends to superhuman level.
His entire body is oriented to combat, enabling him to adapt to any environment with minimal exposure.