|Nick Fury:||Agent, meet Daniel Rand, better known as Iron Fist. Danny, what have you got?|
|Iron Fist:||Someone's organizing the local criminal element. They're tracking and hitting energy signatures before I can get there.
Jack O'Lantern is in charge of some of them, but he's taking orders from someone else.
|Nick Fury:||Then let's find out who.|
Mini-Boss - Jack O'Lantern
|Iron Fist:||What's in this for you, Jack? The demon in your soul doesn't want Iso-8.|
|Iso-8 isn't just about science, Danny boy.
There are other worlds... and other worlds. Know what I mean? The Hood does.
|Iron Fist:||What was that about other worlds? Did he mean what I think he meant?|
|Tony Stark:||First the Hand, now the Hood. Things are getting mystical.
I hate it when things get mystical.
|Nick Fury:||We'll find out from the Hood. But I don't think we're going to like the answer.|
Boss - The Hood
|Danny Rand, seeker of mystery.||The Hood:|
|Iron Fist:||The mystery here is what you want with ore from space.|
|It's much more than that. Iso-8 can do things you and S.H.I.E.L.D. cannot even begin to imagine.
Step a little closer and I'll show you what I mean.
|Maria Hill:||Where did he go?|
|Iron Fist:||As soon as we had the upper hand he opened some kind of portal and vanished.|
|Nick Fury:||Dammit. Well, at least we've got Jack O'Lantern. Crack that pumpkin and make him lead us to the Hood.|
Mini-Boss - Bullseye
|Aw, it's not the blind guy!||Bullseye:|
|Iron Fist:||I did pretend to be him for a while. That'll have to do.|
|Perfect! I'll pretend you're him while I kill you!||Bullseye:|
|Iron Fist:||The power of Shou-Lao has subdued Bullseye.
As well as some fine work from your Agent, Nick.
|Nick Fury:||Both good to hear.|
Mini-Boss - Jack O'Lantern
|Iron Fist:||We have another obstacle here: Jack O'Lantern.
I can feel the ritual gathering power. We must hurry. Jack O'Lantern is much more attuned to the dark rituals the Hand is performing. He may let something slip.
|Too late, Danny boy. You're too late.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Iron Fist:||Then why are you still here?|
|This isn't a Mets game. I'm hanging around to see the big finish.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Iron Fist:||Everything worthy I have ever done, someone told me I didn't have a chance to do.|
|Eventually one of them is going to be right.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Iron Fist:||That day is not today.|
|Iron Fist:||Jack O'Lantern has escaped using some magical means.|
|Tony Stark:||I registered that. He's got some Iso-8... spell? Is that the right word? That's what he did, anyway.|
|Nick Fury:||You've cleared the way to get into the Gansevoort Hotel. That's where the real show is happening. Get there.|
Boss - Elektra
|Iron Fist. Come to join the winning team? We could use you.||Elektra:|
|Iron Fist:||The chi does not flow in your direction, Elektra.|
|Chi? Danny, Iso-8 is much more powerful than your chi. And the doors Iso-8 can unlock?
They lead to more power yet. Last chance.
|Iron Fist:||No. Stop or I will stop you.|
|Let's see what your chi can do, then!||Elektra:|
|It's a little sad, breaking the spirits of sentimental fools.||Elektra:|
|Iron Fist:||Never mistake discipline and belief for sentiment and foolishness. That's what fools do.|
|Iron Fist:||I have captured Elektra.|
|Nick Fury:||Helluva job, Danny. You too, Agent. Did the ritual... ?|
|Iron Fist:||Impossible to tell from here. Perhaps Dr. Strange would know more.|
|Tony Stark:||You got him, Danny?|
|Iron Fist:||I got him.|
Mini-Boss - Whiplash
|Iron Fist:||Tony. I have just observed Whiplash receiving a stolen artifact from a group of Hand ninjas.|
|Tony Stark:||Whiplash? Working with the Hand? Go figure.
You could drive yourself crazy drawing up a chain of command for this Syndicate.
|Nick Fury:||Or you could tell the Agent and Danny to get the damn artifact back and worry about drawing later.|
|Iron Fist, your dragon isn't going to help you here. I rust your Iron Fist! Ha!||Whiplash:|
|Iron Fist:||You got the story all wrong, Whiplash. The dragon never helped me.|
|I tell the story how I want! And when you die, you won't care anymore!||Whiplash:|
|Iron Fist:||Iron rusts. Will does not.|
|Tony Stark:||Now that's chi in action. Nicely done, Danny.|
|Iron Fist:||Your Agent deserves the credit.|
|Nick Fury:||There's enough credit to go around. Now keep moving. Chinatown's still lousy with ninjas.|
Boss - Constrictor
|Iron Fist:||Nick, the Constrictor is guarding this location.|
|Nick Fury:||Another one of my past mistakes bites me in the ass. Again.|
|Iron Fist:||I believe the artifacts are being delivered here.|
|Nick Fury:||Then you're in the right place. Agent, make the drop and finish the job.|
|Iron Fist, you know S.H.I.E.L.D. will turn on you one of these days. Just like they did me.||Constrictor:|
|Iron Fist:||You made your own choices, Constrictor. I make mine.|
|Then you can live with the consequences. Or die with them!||Constrictor:|
|Come to hire on?||Constrictor:|
|Iron Fist:||I do not hire on.|
|Join the cause?||Constrictor:|
|Iron Fist:||My only cause is justice.|
|Okay, I give up. I'll just kill you.||Constrictor:|
|Iron Fist:||He had an escape plan in place. But it looks like we have disrupted whatever the Hand was planning.|
|Tony Stark:||Mission accomplished, then.|
|Maria Hill:||What was the Hand planning?|
|Iron Fist:||I can sense the remnants of a portal. They were transporting artifacts from here to whoever intends to use them.|
|Nick Fury:||This smells like the Hood.|
|Agent Coulson:||Iron Fist, we've got some fluctuations in mystical energies near your location.
Could just be ripples from Dormammu's appearance, but we'd like you to make sure.
|Iron Fist:||I'll check it out.|
|Iron Fist:||I found a stray Mindless One. Taken care of.|
|Agent Coulson:||Only one?|
|Iron Fist:||So far. I'll keep looking.|
|Maria Hill:||Turns out we didn't eradicate the Hellfire Club presence in London after all. Iron Fist, fill us in?|
|Iron Fist:||I've been pursuing leads related to the Circle of 8. They led to London, and now to the Hellfire Club.
I don't know if the Hellfire Club is controlling the Circle of 8 or not, but they sure know more than they're letting on.
|Tony Stark:||Does this have something to do with whatever happened to She-Hulk?|
|Iron Fist:||That's one more thing I'll try to find out.|
|Tony Stark:||So the Hellfire Club might have its hands on the strings controlling another enemy group. Shocking!
It would be enough to make us suspect the motives of all Hellfire Club personnel, if we weren't so open-minded and trusting.
|Emma Frost:||Don't blame me.|
|Tony Stark:||Nobody said a word about you, Emma.|
|Emma Frost:||One of you was about to. I won't say who.|
|Nick Fury:||I will. It was me. How come we're finding out about this from Iron Fist instead of you?|
|Emma Frost:||Nicholas, I hate repeating myself, but for you, darling, I will: A lot happens on the Black side of the Hellfire Club that I don't know about. Sebastian and I aren't close.|
Mini-Boss - Dark Wolverine
|Tony Stark:||Daken. That's Daken, isn't it?|
|Iron Fist:||That's right. I'm looking right at him.|
|Tony Stark:||I never pegged him for the sort of social climber who would want to get into the Hellfire Club.|
|Emma Frost:||Easy for you to say, Mr. Hereditary Membership. Danny, do me the favor of clearing Daken out while I check if Sebastian is in the area?|
|Iron Fist:||Happy to help. Come on, Agent. Let's go.|
|Iron Fist:||I know the Hellfire Club is a perfect place for a homicidal nut to go incognito, but Emma Frost sent me to kick you out. Sorry.|
|You will be sorry when I leave your guts on the floor.||Dark Wolverine:|
|Iron Fist:||Daken's on the run. I'll go after him.|
|Tony Stark:||Stick with the mission, Danny. We need to know what connections there are between the Hellfire Club and the Circle of 8. Stay on that.|
|Iron Fist:||Okay, but somebody better chase Daken down before he cuts his way across London.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're on it.|
Mini-Boss - Dark Widow
|Tony Stark:||Yelena Belova. There's an infestation of Dark Avengers around here.|
|Maria Hill:||She and Daken are the only ones left, I think. The others have moved on to new opportunities for mayhem.|
|Tony Stark:||Get after her. Whether or not the Hellfire Club's tied up with the Circle of 8, we don't need the help of a bunch of crazed misanthropes.|
|A martial-arts challenge. I have heard of your chi powers, Iron Fist. Now I will tell my friends how I bested them.||Dark Widow:|
|Iron Fist:||You're a brainwashed mercenary assassin. You don't have any friends.|
|Iron Fist:||Emma's busy, but she asked me to throw you out of the Hellfire Club for her.|
|Iron Fist:||Now I know what to expect if I ever fight you, Natasha.|
|Black Widow:||Don't be insulting. I'm better than she is.|
|Agent Coulson:||Any Circle of 8 materials there, Iron Fist?|
|Iron Fist:||It looks like a training facility. Not much to gather in the way of intel. I'll keep looking.|
Boss - Dark Hawkeye
|Iron Fist:||It's the Dark Hawkeye... or Bullseye, or whatever we're supposed to call him. Did we decide? That's three of the one-time Dark Avengers skulking around London.|
|Professor X:||But Sebastian Shaw is not here. Nor are any of the other mutants who might be expected to make a play for control of the Hellfire Club. Unusual.|
|Tony Stark:||I'm starting to think we're looking at a new sheriff in Hellfire-ville.|
|Agent Coulson:||I think it's more likely the Dark Avengers are attacking the Hellfire Club to keep them from controlling the Circle of 8.|
|Tony Stark:||Maybe. We'll find out soon enough.|
|I hear you can heal yourself. True?||Dark Hawkeye:|
|Iron Fist:||I have the great honor of bearing the powers bestowed upon the Iron Fist.|
|Gonna dummy up, huh? Guess I'll have to find out by experiment.||Dark Hawkeye:|
|Iron Fist:||I love experiments... especially the ones with unexpected results.|
|Iron Fist:||Any experiment needs to be run at least twice to confirm the results.|
|Iron Fist:||With them out of the way, we can resume clearing the Hellfire Club's fighting forces out of here.|
|Maria Hill:||That we can. The Circle of 8's sacrifices aren't stopping, though. Spymaster is the latest.|
|Tony Stark:||Seriously? Which Spymaster was it? There were several of them, you know... and they all wanted a piece of me.|
|Maria Hill:||We've just gotten word from teams in the museum that they found the remains of Captain Ultra and Darkoth.|
|Agent Coulson:||I'm wondering if it's possible that the sacrifices are related to the hammer.|
|Tony Stark:||Don't jump to conclusions, Coulson. For all we know, the hammer came from an Incursion.|
|Agent Coulson:||We know the Circle of 8 are connected to this hammer somehow. A.I.M. confirmed as much.|
|Maria Hill:||Then we need to break up the Circle of 8. Fast. If Coulson is right, and the Circle of 8 are still out there making kills, then there could be more hammers on the horizon. Let's get to work.|
Epic Boss - Green Goblin
|Tony Stark:||Dammit. I wish I'd placed a bet on this.|
|Maria Hill:||On what?|
|Tony Stark:||On seeing the Green Goblin ride his little scooter toward a known Hellfire Club safe house.|
|Maria Hill:||So, you knew all this ahead of time.|
|Tony Stark:||Knew? Nope. Guessed? You damn bet I did.|
|Tony Stark:||Danny, I know you were looking forward to a night on the town, but we'll need you to um fight the Green Goblin first.|
|Iron Fist:||Oh, man. I had tickets to Gilbert and Sullivan.|
|Iron Fist:||Tony suspected you'd try to start something with the Hellfire Club.|
|Stark? He's not stupid, I'll admit, but he isn't as smart as he thinks he is.
Though the obvious tends to occur to him sooner or later.
|Iron Fist:||I'll relay the compliment.|
|Oh, please do.||Green Goblin:|
|Iron Fist:||Well, that's it. He's gone.
There's a ton of Hellfire Club stuff around here. Weapons, files... all kinds of bizarre crap.
|Maria Hill:||We're coming in to sift through it.|
|Agent Coulson:||So Osborn was trying to keep the Hellfire Club from joining with the Circle of 8, or maybe he just wanted them for himself.|
|That nutcase Deadpool gave me an opening. I'm gonna go right through it, and Fisk won't be able to do a damn thing.
Stay out of my way, and I'll make it worth your while to take the day off.
|Iron Fist:||Not today. The Heroes for Hire are working for free.|
|Luke Cage:||Funny what happens when the world's about to end.|
|Chumps. I didn't know S.H.I.E.L.D. needed charity. Maybe I'll write them a check to them once I'm through with you. Get 'em, boys!||Hammerhead:|
|Iron Fist:||At it again? Well, it's not an exaggeration when people call you hard-headed.|
|Hardy har har.||Hammerhead:|
|Iron Fist:||One less Maggia problem to deal with.|
|Luke Cage:||Temporarily, at least. He never stays gone for long.|
|Agent Coulson:||Being a crime boss takes perseverance. And pinstripes.|
|Nick Fury:||Iron Fist, we think there are Circle of 8 elements in the crowds following these Jotun around.
Wear something that covers that dragon tattoo and see if you can blend in long enough to learn something about what they're doing.
|Iron Fist:||How will I know them?|
|Nick Fury:||Believe me. You'll know them.|
|Iron Fist:||Nothing those people do makes any sense, Fury. Whatever this Circle of 8 is, the only thing in their minds is madness and chaos.|
|Nick Fury:||Well, what is the Circle of 8? Maybe you're our guy to find out.|
|Iron Fist:||I will see what I can learn.|
|Iron Fist:||There are mystical truths that shed light on the weaknesses of the darker powers.
Perhaps I can find a way to trap Blackheart.
|Tony Stark:||Here's hoping, Danny. Good luck.|
|Iron Fist:||Mephisto and other powers are protecting Blackheart.|
|Nick Fury:||Mephisto? I thought...|
|Iron Fist:||Yes. But until he decides to confront and destroy Blackheart himself, Mephisto will make use of the chaos Blackheart sows.|
|Nick Fury:||Demons. I hate demons.|
|Maria Hill:||Danny, if you want to help Spider-Man, maybe you ought to zip over to Brooklyn real quick and check on his family.|
|Iron Fist:||Yeah, he'll be more focused if he knows they're okay.
But at some point I want in on the symbiote hunt.
|Iron Fist:||All of Spidey's loved ones are hunkered down and doing just fine.
So where are the symbiotes?
|Maria Hill:||We'll keep you posted. Stay ready.|