Junzo Muto
Junzo Muto
Personal Info:
Real Name: Junzo Muto
Also Known As: Iron Fist
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: New Warriors Vol.2 #5 (2000) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: The Hand
Group Affiliation: The Hand
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: New Warriors and Iron Fist
Creators: Jay Faerber and Karl Kerschl
Junzo is a world class master martial artist, having defeated Iron Fist at all of their meetings as well as Night Thrasher and Steel Serpent, he is easily one of the most skilled practitioners of unarmed combat.
Iron Fist: After stealing the power of the Iron Fist, he gained the ability to summon and focus his chi (or natural energy) and enhance his natural abilities to extraordinary levels. His strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes and senses can all be astronomically intensified, making his already formidable martial arts skills even more so. The ultimate expression of this focus is the ability to concentrate his body's natural energies into his hand, manifesting as a supernatural glow around his clenched fist, making his fist "like unto a thing of iron." So concentrated, this "iron fist" can smash into its target with superhuman hardness and impact, while his hand becomes impervious to pain and injury. However, the feat of summoning the power required left Rand physically and mentally drained, but Junzo was able to use this ability for extended periods of time and even repeatedly.
Magic: By killing his uncle Hiromitsu, he has gained magical abilities of teleportation and elemental control.
Little is known of the early years of the martial arts prodigy known as Junzo Muto; what is known is that he showed a natural affinity for the martial arts in all its forms from a very young age. Whether it was his genius or his childlike innocence which brought him to the attention of family friend Hiromitsu is unknown but unbeknownst to him, his parents were killed by Hiromitsu who recruited him in the service of a splinter cell of the world class assassin guild known as the Hand.
As the years progressed, he blossomed into a cold and ruthless assassin who learned martial arts quickly and developed an appetite for power second only to his mentor Hiromitsu. He soon surpassed his sensei and even those with more combat experience than himself; soon he became undisputed leader of the Hand.
Junzo Muto at Marvel Universe: The Appendix
Junzo Muto at Marvel Database