Reality-14116

Type: Alternate Reality (Reality-14116)

Environment: Presumably standard Earth-like;
    only K'un-Lun was glimpsed (and only its periphery was shown)

Usual means of access: Vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Presumably similar to Reality-616

Significant Inhabitants: Harold Meachum, Danny Rand, Heather Rand, Wendell Rand, Sparrow

Significant Locations: Earth;
    K'un-Lun: "Tree of Immortality" (unidentified)

First Appearance: Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (November, 2014)

History:
(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Wendell Rand brought his wife, Heather, his son, Danny, and his business partner, Harold Meachum, with him as he scaled the Himalayan mountains in search of the legendary city of K'un-Lun.

    Wendell Rand fell down into a crevice; and Danny, at least, thought he had died.

    K'un-Lun's guards apparently observed Wendell's fall, and they sent down a team to save Harold, Heather, and Danny and bring them to K'un-Lun; they also recovered Wendell and brought him to K'un-Lun.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - Sparrow awakened Danny, telling him that his father would be excited to see him. Surprised that his dad had lived, Daniel ran to him, where he sat under the "Tree of Immortality" (what it was called in Reality-616's K'un-Lun). Ecstatic, Wendell picked Danny up over his head, telling him they had found "forever." When Danny asked about his mother, Wendell directed him where to find her.

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    As Danny approached the room where his mother was, he heard her cry out and thought she was in pain, but he opened the door to find his mother and Harold in a passionate embrace.

Comments: Created by Kaare Kyle Andrews.earth-14116-approach_wendell

    In this reality, unlike -616, both Heather and Wendell Rand survived and were brought to K'un-Lun, as was Harold Meachum.

earth-14116-bloodtrail    This reality was glimpsed as a dream by Iron Fist (Daniel Rand-K'ai) as he was recovering from a beating at the hands of the One robot.

    As always, even though this was a dream, in an infinite multiverse, there would exist a reality that mirrors it. So, either Danny just had a dream, and the profile is on the reality that mirrors that, or, he somehow glimpsed Reality-14116 during his dream.

    When Wendell sent Danny to see his mother, he told Danny to "follow the trail." This looked to be a trail of blood, representing how, in Reality-616, Heather had been devoured by wolves.

    The room in which Harold and Heather were hibbity-dibbitying appeared externally as solitary door a couple feet above the snow-covered ground with no visible building around it (you can see the door in Danny's sub-profile).
    Additionally, growling wolves were present in the room as Harold and Heather made...snoo-snoo.
    I think these odd images are likely just a part of Daniel-616's dream, rather than what occurred in Reality-14116, but we'll probably never know for certain. The snow would represent the snow-covered mountains outside the portal to K'un-Lun where Heather died in Reality-616, and, obviously the wolves would represent the wolves that killed Heather.

    Further, presumably just in the dream, Danny went from being shirtless when he left Sparrow to instantly wearing a parka as he went through the snow to find Wendell, and then instantly transitioning into pajamas (with a teddy bear) as he approached Wendell.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:


K'un-Lun of Reality-14116
    No significant images of K'un-Lun were shown...there was minimal background in Danny's dream version

    K'un-Lun is a legendary city of immortality.

    Sparrow is the only native shown, but a "team" that rescued the Rands and Harold Meachum are referenced.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Wendell Rand brought Heather and Harold, as well as his son, Danny, with him as he scaled the mountains in search of the legendary city of K'un-Lun (see comments).

    Wendell Rand fell down into a crevice.

    K'un-Lun's guards apparently observed Wendell's fall, and they sent down a team to save Harold, Heather, and Danny and bring them to K'un-Lun.

    K'un-Lun's guards also pulled Wendell up from the crevice.

    Recovering, Wendell greeted much of K'un-Lun's population.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - After Sparrow told him of his father's survival, Danny rushed to greet Wendell, who explained his survival and sent Danny to check on his mother.

--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: Sparrow noted that "it seems like <Wendell> knows everyone already," presumably indicating he had previously been to K'un-Lun, like his Earth-616 counterpart.

    Presumably the history and natives of K'un-Lun-14116 are similar to those of K'un-Lun-616, but I'm only covering those confirmed in-story.

    If the guards were truly always watching in each reality, then that would indicate that they let Wendell and Heather die, which might just indicate they didn't want intruders, or they only wanted visitors who could prove their worth by making it through the perils and reaching K'un-Lun...or, perhaps, that Yu-Ti (Nuan) had instructed them not to save either of them as he still saw Wendell as a threat to his power.

    In Reality-616, there was/is portal to K'un-Lun on the Himalayan Kunlun mountains, named for their portal to that realm.

    See the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe entry on Iron Fist for more information.


earth-14116-heatherHarold "Harry" Meachum of Reality-14116

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Harold Meachum was having an affair with Heather Rand, the wife of his business partner, Wendell, who apparently had some knowledge of this affair.

    Apparently due to Heather's wishes, Harold accompanied Wendell, Heather, and their son, Danny, on a mission to scale the Himalayan mountains in search of the legendary city of K'un-Lun. Wendell apparently brought Harold because Heather wanted this.

    Wendell Rand fell down into a crevice.

    K'un-Lun's guards apparently observed Wendell's fall, and they sent down a team to save Harold, Heather, and Danny and bring them to K'un-Lun.

    K'un-Lun's guards also pulled Wendell up from the crevice.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - As Harold and Heather engaged in some passion, Daniel heard Heather cry out and, thinking she was in pain, opened the door. Oblivious to this, Harold told Heather that she deserved a man who would take of her...all of her...and that it could be like this forever.

--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: In Reality-616, Harold caused Wendell to fall down the crevice. In this Iron Fist series, it was hinted that there was an affair between Harold and Heather, but it was not confirmed. Heather cursed him for his betrayal of Wendell and made Danny promise to punish Harold, who never reached K'un-Lun, and instead lost both of his legs to frostbite.
    See Harold Meachum-616's profile for further detail

    See the main profile's comments regarding the wolves...

    See Harold Meachum-616's profile for further detail on the mainstream version.


earth-14116-dannyDanny Rand of Reality-14116

 (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Young Danny Rand accompanied his parents, Heather and Wendell, as well as Wendell's business partner and Heather's illicit lover in scaling a mountain in search of the legendary city of K'un-Lun.

    Wendell Rand fell down into a crevice, and Danny, at least, thought he had died.

    K'un-Lun's guards apparently observed Wendell's fall, and they sent down a team to save Harold, Heather, and Danny and bring them to K'un-Lun.

    K'un-Lun's guards also pulled Wendell up from the crevice.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - Sparrow awakened Danny, telling him that his father would be excited to see him. Surprised that his dad had lived, Daniel ran to him, where he sat under the "Tree of Immortality" (what it was called in Reality-616's K'un-Lun). Ecstatic, Wendell picked Danny up over his head, telling him they had found "forever." After Wendell explained how he had been saved, Danny asked if the trip was so dangerous, why he had brought Danny and Heather; Wendell answered that he hadn't planned on coming back.

    Danny then asked why Mr. Meachum had come along, and Wendell tried to explain that it was because of him and Danny's mother; however, Wendell developed an intense headache (presumably from the concussion from his fall), and he told Danny to ask his mother.

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    As Danny approached the room where his mother was, he heard her cry out and thought she was in pain, but he opened the door to find his mother and Harold in a passionate embrace.

--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: In Reality-616, both of Danny's parents perished, with his mom sacrificing her life to save him from wolves, allowing him to reach K'un-Lun. Danny went on to become the legendary Iron Fist and sought vengeance on Harold. See the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe entry on Iron Fist for more information.

    His full name was presumably "Daniel," but he was only called "Danny" in the few pages of this reality.

    A few other images of Danny are seen in Sparrow's sub-profile.

Heather Rand of Reality-14116
see the Harold Meachum sub-profile for the only images of this reality's Heather

 (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Heather Rand was having an extramarital affair with Harold Meachum, the business partner of her husband, Wendell, who apparently had some knowledge of this affair

    Heather accompanied Wendell and their son, Danny, as well as Harold, in scaling a mountain in search of the legendary city of K'un-Lun. Wendell apparently brought Harold because Heather wanted this.

    Wendell Rand fell down into a crevice.

    K'un-Lun's guards apparently observed Wendell's fall, and they sent down a team to save Harold, Heather, and Danny and bring them to K'un-Lun.

    K'un-Lun's guards also pulled Wendell up from the crevice.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - As  Heather and Harold engaged in some passion, Danny heard Heather cry out and, thinking she was in pain, opened the door.

    Oblivious to this, Harold told Heather that she deserved a man who would take of her...all of her...and that it could be like this forever. He advised her to think about it, but she told him she didn't want to think, but just needed to feel...and she instructed "Harry" to shut up and make her feel something, as a tear ran down her face.

--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: In Reality-14116, it is not 100% confirmed that Heather and Harold had consummated their relationship prior to their encounter in K'un-Lun, but it seemed like their relationship was the reason Heather wanted him to be there.

    In Reality-616, I'm not sure there was a real relationship between the two, but I'll cover that as I update Heather and Harold's profiles with information from this series.

    See the main profile's comments regarding the wolves...

    See Heather Rand-616's profile for further detail on the mainstream version.


earth-14116-wendell-faceWendell Rand of Reality-14116

 (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Wendell's wife, Heather, was having an extramarital affair with his business partner, Harold Meachum. Wendell apparently had some knowledge of this affair.

    Wendell Rand brought Heather and Harold, as well as his son, Danny, with him as he scaled the Himalayan mountains in search of the legendary city of K'un-Lun. Wendell apparently brought Harold because Heather wanted this. earth-14116-wendell-headache

    Wendell Rand fell down into a crevice, and Danny, at least, thought he had died.

    K'un-Lun's guards apparently observed Wendell's fall, and they sent down a team to save Harold, Heather, and Danny and bring them to K'un-Lun.

    K'un-Lun's guards also pulled Wendell up from the crevice.

    Recovering, Wendell greeted much of K'un-Lun's population.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - Sparrow awakened Danny, telling him that his father would be excited to see him. Surprised that his dad had lived, Daniel ran to him, where he sat under the "Tree of Immortality" (what it was called in Reality-616's K'un-Lun). Ecstatic, Wendell picked Danny up over his head, telling him they had found "forever." After Wendell explained how he had been saved, Danny asked if the trip was so dangerous, why he had brought Danny and Heather; Wendell answered that he hadn't planned on coming back. Danny asked why Mr. Meachum had come along, and Wendell tried to explain that it was because of him and Danny's mother; however, Wendell developed an intense headache (presumably from the concussion from his fall), and he told Danny to ask his mother.

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--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: Sparrow noted that "it seems like <Wendell> knows everyone already," presumably indicating he had previously been to K'un-Lun, like his Earth-616 counterpart.

    Sparrow commented that Wendell was handsome and that Danny had his father's eyes.

    See the main profile and the Tree of Immortality sub-profile for more images of Wendell.

    See Wendell Rand-616's profile for further detail on the mainstream version.


earth-14116-sparrow-closerSparrow of Reality-14116earth-14116-sparrow

Sparrow was a resident of K'un-Lun

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Sparrow encountered and befriended Danny Rand after his arrival in K'un-Lun.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Sparrow encountered Wendell Rand after he was rescued and brought to K'un-Lun. She thought Wendell was very handsome and that he had the same eyes as Danny. She also felt like it seemed like Wendell already knew everyone in K'un-Lun.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - Sparrow awakened Danny, telling him that his father would be excited to see him. She also offered him a cake (biscuit). Danny swiftly rushed off to find his father.

--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: In Reality-616, Sparrow was the adopted daughter of Lei Kung. I'm not certain, but I believe it was implied that she was an orphan from Earth. After Lei Kung's death, she became the new Yu-Ti (ruler) of K'un-Lun.

    In the dream, because Danny had been close friends with Sparrow as a youth in K'un-Lun, he seemed very familiar with her. In Reality-14116, it is not specified how long Danny was in K'un-Lun before he was told of his father's survival, but it's hard to believe it would have been more than a day or so.

    Like her Reality-616 counterpart, Sparrow liked to carry a bucket of her "cakes" on her head...or maybe it held water, I forget.

    I'm working on a profile of Sparrow-616, but it will likely be a year or more before it is complete.


earth-14116-tree.jpg"Tree of Immortality" of Reality-14116

    The Tree of Immortality apparently bears the fruit that allows the people of K'un-Lun to achieve virtual immortality.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (fb) - BTS) - Wendell rested beneath the "Tree of Immortality" after being saved from falling down into a crevice.

(Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6) - After learning his father had survived, Danny found him resting under a tree. Ecstatic, Wendell picked Danny up over his head, telling him they had found "forever."When Danny asked about his mother, Wendell sent him off to find her.

--Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6

Note: The tree was not identified in the few panels in which it was shown.


images: (without ads)
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6, pg. 7, panel 2-3 (Sparrow distant and closer, with Danny);
          panel 4-6 (Danny approaching Wendell);
       pg. 8, panel 1 (Wendell holding Danny aloft under tree) THAT ONE!--------------------------------->;
          panel 4 (Wendell face, too close);
          panel 8 (Wendell headache);
       pg. 9, panel 1 (bloody trail);
          panel 3 (Danny full, with door in air visible);
       pg. 10, panel 1 (Harold and Heather);
          panel 2 (Heather face)


Appearances:
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#6 (November, 2014) - Kaare Kyle Andrews (writer and artist), Jake Thomas (editor)


Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 10/05/2019
Last updated: 10/05/2019

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