Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It can always get worse.

"Don't be so optimistic. You're an Iron Fist. It can always get worse." - Iron Fist

Both Iron Fists (Danny and his grandfather) prepare to stand off against an army of assailants. The modern Iron Fist, Danny, comments how things "can't get worse" but his grandfather, the elder Iron Fist, corrects him before they are hit by a ton of nastiness. I loved this Iron Fist revival storyline which really brought character to Danny and helped elevate him from the stereotypical "kung fu" character who was generally written purely for combat scenes.

What I love about this quote is how the more mature Iron Fist knows that they've been equipped with a great gift for a reason. They're meant to go up against insurmountable odds and come out despite those odds and past experience teaches you that things generally get worse when you least expect them to. Especially in the superhero business!

References: Taken from The Immortal Iron Fist: The Last Iron Fist Story HC (ISBN: 0 7851 2854 9) by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction (writers), and David Aja (artist). Published by Marvel Comics.

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