DEFENDERS and Identity: Why IRON FIST’s Danny Rand Failed Where Other Defenders Succeeded

After a series of consecutive critical hits, Marvel Studios has reached its first true dud in IRON FIST, the final member of the upcoming DEFENDERS series. But where did this series go wrong where so many others went so right? In order to answer this question, let us look at how the other Marvel Netflix shows explored its central theme of identity, as well as how IRON FIST struggled to narrate that same theme.