– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Watching Misty Knight do anything in the past two seasons of television (Luke Cage, Defenders) was a bit like watching an old episode of South Park. As I used to wait to see how Kenny would be killed in that particular episode, I was waiting to see what event would lead to Misty Knight’s bionic arm.

Near the end of Season 1 of Luke Cage, I was waiting on pins and needles for her to get shot in the arm, for some aspect of the film to lead to its removal altogether. Sadly, that didn’t come. Luckily for us, it did come at the end of The Defenders, when one Finger of the Hand inadvertently sliced right through her arm. That would have been enough for me, but it was revealed that Danny Rand owned a company that made bionic arms, and we were in business.

So how long would it be before we saw this in action? Not long at all. As early as next year — whenever Luke Cage Season 2 hits — is when we’ll get to see it in the actual context of the show, but EW managed to snag an exclusive photo of her new arm.


Admittedly, if you were hoping to see something more along the lines of the Winter Soldier, you’ll be disappointed. As we already know, everything in the Defenders world is more on a street level, and while Danny Rand is all kinds of rich, we couldn’t expect the same kind of arm-weaponization that we’d get the MCU flicks, or out of Stark Industries.

That being said, it’s still very much in keeping with the source material, and so long as the arm can hold a can (which as we can see, it can), then we’re in business.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.