Iron Nail
Iron Nail
Personal Info:
Real Name: Ran Shen
Also Known As: Iron Nail of the Nian
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Captain America Vol.7 #12 (2013) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Doctor Mindbubble, Nuke
Group Affiliation: Formerly Nuke,S.H.I.E.L.D. (Europe Division)
Base Of Operations: Gungnir
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Rick Remender and Carlos Pacheco
Gallery: Click
The Iron Nail is a trained S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
Enhanced Abilities: The Iron Nail has super human strength, endurance and durability.
Body Transformation (Self): The Iron Nail is able to transform into a dragon like humanoid, he can also form parts of his body into weapons.
Body Armour: The Iron Nail's super-dense scales provide some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Energy Blasts: The Iron Nail is able to fire powerful energy blasts.
Tendrils: The Iron Nail has tendrils in his chest. He is able to use them as limbs. The are tipped by spikes and were able to remove the super soldier serum from Captain America.
Ran Shen was a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who quickly climbed the organizational ladder and was neck and neck with Nick Fury as top spy. He was eventually selected as a deep cover spy to infiltrate China, causing very few people in S.H.I.E.L.D. to know of his existence.
In 1968, while Ran was on Mount Everest where he awakened the spirit of what appeared to be a Makluan called Nian. The dragon pierced Ran's chest with its claw giving him the power to fulfil his wishes. Shen showed up years later calling himself the Iron Nail.
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