The Hand is the main antagonist in Marvel’s: The Defenders. The Hand is a criminal organization that has remained quite active in some of the other connected series Daredevil and Luke Cage. Now in this latest show, The Hand once again is the center of attention and there are also reports that its origins might also be explained.
The Hand has evil has roots in the city of K’un-Lun as well, even though the city is in another dimension and appears on earth every 15 years. Warrior monks reside in the city and are quite open in teaching their martial arts to other people from different cultures and societies.
However, there were some among their students and went astray and followed a path in destruction by forming the criminal organization The Hand. Batuko, Sawande, Alexandra, Murakami and Madam Gao were among the ones that went rogue. These people learnt new and mystical ways of controlling their chi’s and resurrecting themselves.
Here’s a brief origin story of the Hand.
“Centuries ago, millennia, it doesn’t matter, but a long time ago, the elders of K‘un-Lun gathered to study how to harness their chi. The energy of life itself. They wanted to use it to heal. But there were five heretics among them. people with darker intentions. They didn’t want to heal. They wanted immortality. Power. To never face death. To regenerate themselves again and again. The elders saw this as an aberration and so like Lucifer from heaven the five were banished from K’un-Lun forever. They became the five fingers of the Hand.”
The members of the Hands initially found it difficult to unite but after some consideration decided to join ways. The Defenders, like the Hand, also had their differences but finally decided to join in the end. The first season of Defenders may thus offer an epic battle between good and evil and is clearly something you don’t want to miss.
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