Being a long known fact in the storyline, why did Danny Rand break the wall that guarded the long hidden elements from the Hand?

In the fight with Elektra, he should know that fight near the wall could accidentally break it.

But knowing that he uses the iron fist and breaks it at some point.


  • I really just want to say "because the script told him to." The plot really was that thin :/
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 9:28
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    Elektra tricks him into it - she goads him by pretending to try to recruit him, and that gets him, the boy with the short temper, frustrated enough that he will fight her, and she outclasses him, making him angrier until he resorts to his one cheat - the iron fist, which she then, through choreograpy, manipulates to miss her and hit the wall Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 9:51
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    @GhotiandChips seems like a potential answer
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 10:26
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    Did anyone else think this was a GoT question from the title?
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 12:04
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    Because he's the worst Ironfirst ever. ;-)
    – userLTK
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 20:43

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He's tricked and manipulated into it by Elektra.

She tells him that she killed the monks of K'un-Lun and pretending to try to bring him into the Hand all to get him angry.

She taunts him and beats him in a fight until he turns to the one weapon he has that he thinks that will beat her....the one weapon that he knows she wants and he does it anyway even after telling her that he wouldn't give it to her.

Danny Rand has shown himself to be childish, impetuous and unable to control his emotions and Elekta plays him like a fiddle.

When he finally commits she uses footwork, positioning and martial arts moves to trap the iron fist and turn it to the target she wants.

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    He was trained to avoid situations like in his whole life. why couldn't he prevent it from happening? His whole training and purpose is to prevent events like this. Is this means he fails big time as an iron fist?
    – Vishwa
    Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 12:05
  • He ignores his training because he can't control his emotions. Tha's the point. ...and yes, I'd call it a failure. He doesn't protect K'un-Lun or destroy the Hand...those were his two primary missions and he fails at both.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 12:10
  • His training is incomplete at this point. He's still young and impetuous, he got angry and made a mistake that Elektra was goading him into.
    – Dave
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 14:11

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