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Daughters of the Dragon was a 2006 limited series by Marvel Comics, starring the bounty hunters Misty Knight and Colleen Wing.

A number of C-list villains break into the house of Ricadonna, a rich woman, and steal the contents of her safe. Knight and Wing go after the villains, but find out that some other villains are seeking and killing them. That was arranged by Ricadonna herself, as the villains also stole a chip (ignoring its real value), and she wants to retrieve it at all costs. She finally got it from Misty Knight, cutting her bionic arm with an adamantium blade in the process.

Tony Stark gave her a new bionic arm, and they go after Ricadonna. The chip contains a virus that may destroy any financial or security software, and will sell it to the best buyer. With the aid of Iron Fist, they cancel the sale and detain her.

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Misty and Colleen both appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed there by Simone Missick and Jessica Henwick, respectively. Introduced separately (Misty in Luke Cage and Colleen in Iron Fist), the two finally meet in The Defenders, and become friends during the events of that series. While the Daughters of the Dragon are not officially formed, Misty has been confirmed to be appearing in Iron Fist season two, suggesting further developments between them.

A new series written by Jed Mackay began in 2018.


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Daughters of The Dragon contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Achilles in His Tent: Misty and Colleen need help from the Punisher, but why would he lend them any weapon? Because they are cute? Forget it. Because they are going after a number of criminals, gangsters, ninjas and some costumed weirdos? Hm. That's something else. He may even help himself, if it wasn't something personal.
  • Big Good: Tony Stark. He built Misty Knight's bionic arm, has no problem to provide a new one, provides them with other stuff they may need, and may even help as Iron Man if so required.
  • Book-Ends: The story begins with Misty Knight and Colleen Wing detaining the fugitive Rhino, and Collen destroys Misty's car in the process. It ends the same way.
  • Car Fu: Colleen Wing stopped Rhino with Misty's car. Two times. Misty is not pleased.
  • Combat Pragmatist: As master ninja told Colleen Wing that a warrior will use anything at his disposal to win. She opened her clothes, revealed her boobs, and attacked him in the brief moment he got Distracted by the Sexy.
  • Fanservice Pack: Misty Knight and Colleen Wing were first introduced in the 1970s, but they did not look like their modern versions. Back then, they looked like this.
  • It's Personal: Ricadonna cut off Misty Knigth's bionic arm. This is not a fight for Iron Man or Punisher. Only her friends, Colleen and Iron Fist, may help. And when they get to Ricadonna, only Misty can defeat her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Misty and Ricadonna, to the point that we saw them both right after taking a shower.
  • Priceless Ming Vase: What's the point of detailing how much does Misty loves her new car? That we crack some jokes when Colleen destroys it, of couse.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Loads and loads. Including the Mad Juglar, who fought against the Champions one... several times!
  • Spiritual Successor: Heroes for Hire is a successor of this limited series, starred by Misty Knight and Colleen Wing. Stark, Humbug, Orka, Otis and Ricadonna, have all appeared there as well.
  • Spy Catsuit: Colleen Wing used one of those, but contrary to tradition, it's pure white.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Colleen Wing is not a fan of villains talking during fights.
    Hey, shut it, this isn't an audition for a Shaw Brothers movie. Fight or surrender, just pick one and let's go!
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Ricadonna thought that she could play this on Misty Knight, and said that she had committed no crime, so she can't do anything to her. She was mistaken: selling intelligence to terrorists is a crime.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Misty Knight is the most violent and "masculine" of the two, and Colleen always stays positive.
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