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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You know that the solicts are written by marketing people, right? Not the actual writers from the book.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm taking that in addition to the whole thing where Danny says "One dude survived"
    Paraphrasing of course
    And the fact that we know Orson was older than dirt
    And the fact that we don't know why he survived which will presumably be explained soon

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    this argument is going nowhere, so I want everyone to just shut up about it already

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=17583
    Swierczynski confirmed that the Immortal Weapons would have a role in the remaining chapters of “The Mortal Iron Fist,” part two of which its stores in August.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    WOOOOOO

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  • spudlyff8fanspudlyff8fan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    So yeah...I think everyone's making much ado about nothing when it comes to this bidness 'bout all the Iron Fists dying at 33. We already know of at least two who didn't in Orson and Bei Bang Wen. And it's looking like Kwai Jun Fan's gonna do the same. It's just gonna be one of those things that gets mentioned that one time and will never get brought up again.

    Plus, I mean, we already know there's gonna be more of those little issues like #7 and #15. I doubt they're going to all end with the dude from the eighth city showing up and ruining them.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Geebs said no more discussing the dying
    Stop it
    And I doubt the dying is going to be a one time thing since he's FIGHTING THE THING THAT KILLED 32 FISTS

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I want to know why 33 is so important to the Iron Fists, since they didn't always win the contest, and so Kun L'un would not have always appeared every 33 years, and so 33 would not always be significant.

    Note: Not about the dying, about the number

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Hm. Hadn't thought of that.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Who knows
    It could be the dragon dude was just like
    OK 32 is too young, but 34? Come on
    I got it. 33. Perfect.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I bet it has something to do with Chinese numerology.

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  • spudlyff8fanspudlyff8fan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Or it fits conveniently into being able to kill three Iron Fists every 100 years.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, numerology's a tad bit more popular and ingrained in the culture--one that the IIF authors seemed to have acquainted themselves with quite well--than, Let's make sure to kill three per century. Especially since IIRC that isn't a good omen itself to do such a thing in threes.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    "Bad things happen in threes" is a fairly common superstition

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yes, but three is a symbol of Life in China. Four represents Death.

    Ironically, eight is Luck. Hence the rather obsessive attention to eights being played today in Beijing.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, until Orson broke the cycle, every Fist had to die in order for the next to be "born"
    And they're dying between the day they turn 33 and the day the turn 34
    So life and death
    Or something
    I'm just gonna continue talking out of my ass and babbling

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yes, but three is a symbol of Life in China. Four represents Death.

    Ironically, eight is Luck. Hence the rather obsessive attention to eights being played today in Beijing.

    what's ironic about eight being a lucky number in china?

    lol wiggin

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Wiggin may have a point in the whole bridging life and death. By "doubling" 3 into 33 it could be that 33 represents dual life, or an eternal life of Earth and Heaven.

    As for the irony, it's that 4+4 = 8. So since numbers can be manipulated multiple ways Death + Death = Fortune/Prosperity/Wealth. Two wrongs may not make a right, but two deaths makes a rather blessed motherfucker in China.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Hm. I see. Interesting things to think about.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    But it's not like they have another guy waiting in the wings to immediately become Iron Fist. As shown previously, it takes a while to train / vet the guy.

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  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    But it's not like they have another guy waiting in the wings to immediately become Iron Fist

    Davos

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    after all the shit he did last arc, i imagine he has quite a bit of therapy or something to go through before he is allowed to do anything at all, much less be considered for the role of iron fist

    it would be neat to see him reform though
    actual character growth and evolution
    i doubt it will happen, but it would be neat

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Davos isn't going to be the Iron Fist
    Especially not now that Lei Kung is in charge of K'un-L'un

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  • übergeekübergeek Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Lei Kung

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Shhhh

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    But it's not like they have another guy waiting in the wings to immediately become Iron Fist

    Davos

    I'm not talking about the current Iron Fist, I mean with every Iron Fist - there's clearly a period of time between the death of an old Iron Fist and the 'birth' of a new Iron Fist.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    Also, you aren't born an Iron Fist, or at least you aren't born with the title. They get killed on their 33rd birthday, not their 33rd anniversary of service as an Iron Fist

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    I don't think it's on their birthday
    Just at the age of 33
    So they get a year to squirm

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    What if you take on the mantle of Iron Fist when you're 34?

    D:

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Stop it
    Stop being dumb

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    stop talking to yourself wiggin.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Here's an Iron Fist fan film from youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktbxAJzC6eo

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  • NabobNabob Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    That was pretty bad... The acting were terrible, those must've been the cheapest porn actors in all of Hollywood!

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2008
    that was like brutally bad.

    my favorite part is how iron fist just lets the bad guy meander away. he beats up the thug, then just decides "aww, get outta here you knucklehead crimelord."

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    When in the fuck did Danny Rand sound like Ricardo?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_6Ka8in35c

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    That first vid was so funny. I loved how fast he was running at the beginning... Like "Ohshitshitshit!"

    And the Acting was so bad - I really did wonder if I was about to witness some Electra/Iron Fist porn.

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  • spudlyff8fanspudlyff8fan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    So yeah. This last issue revealed how to live a long life as an Iron Fist.

    Do lots and lots of heroin.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Let me guess: It disrupts his chi, and thus his connection to the Iron Fist, which is how he and Danny and the others were tracled down.

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  • spudlyff8fanspudlyff8fan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Let me guess: It disrupts his chi, and thus his connection to the Iron Fist, which is how he and Danny and the others were tracled down.

    They didn't really elaborate. They just implied that Orson's love of drugs was what kept him off the "I kill you" chart of mister two face.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I though Orson was into Opium. Note heroin.

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