In "The Defenders" (Marvel's The Defenders, S01E08), there is a scene in which Detective Knight shoots Bakuto with a gun but nothing happens to him.


As far as we know, none of the five fingers of The Hand are impervious to damage. They can be cut so I assume they can be shot, too.

How was Bakuto able to survive the gunshot?


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We're kind of speculating but Bakuto is different from the other leaders of the Hand in that he's already died.

Bakuto was killed by Davos in Iron Fist S1E12 Bar the Big Boss.

The others, apparently, have extended lives rather than being resurrected...certainly Alexandra wouldn't be that worried about her illness if she was invulnerable.

What we know of resurrected beings comes from Nobu who was killed by Stick in Daredevil and, again, it seems the only way to kill a resurrected person (in this universe) is to decapitate them (Nobu, Harold Meachum) as Colleen does shortly thereafter.

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    Alexandra clearly states in an early episode that she has died several times. Her worry now is because they are out of the substance that allows them to resurrect and she fears they won't be able to acquire more before her impending death. Aug 24, 2017 at 20:45
  • It's implied, you might be right...although she never actually says she's died..just that she's seen the darkness on the other side any times.
    – Paulie_D
    Aug 24, 2017 at 21:00
  • she said she died, also she said that she had a daughter in early life, she said elektra that they both have seen the darkness after death. so this means she had died, several times,
    – Vishwa
    Aug 25, 2017 at 10:04
  • Alexandra also states (I'm paraphrasing) that even if you're immune to being killed, you can still end up rotting from the inside (hinting at the unnamed disease she has that is killing her) out
    – Dave
    Sep 5, 2017 at 14:14

In that event it could be that Bakuto was wearing some kind of armor inside his clothes. when Misty shots him, it seems bullets hit Bakuto, but didn't do much impact as bullets normally would.

Bakuto comes forward while he gets shots and it shows that he just couldn't need to think about that. He wasn't worried it seems, plus the reason he may knew that hand would end that night and he wants Coleen to be with him. Maybe just escape from other hand members at that time, let them die and rebuild his own hand later with Coleen.

I know, all these are speculations. Hope this may helps at least a bit

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