Biography

Biography

All Harold Meachum wanted to do was kill his business partner Wendell Rand, take over his part of the business, and marry his widow Heather. To accomplish this, he traveled with Wendell, Heather, and their son Danny on an expedition to the mystical city of K’un-Lun. Meachum succeeded in killing the father, but made an enemy of the wife and son. He lost his legs on the ensuing journey, heard that Danny had made it to K’un-Lun, and returned to New York City where he fortified himself against Rand’s vengeance.

Living in Fear

Harold Meachum’s greed and lust led him to kill his business partner Wendell Rand and attempt to marry Heather Rand. He may have succeeded in the former, but failed in the latter, leading to a life of fear as he waited an entire decade for Rand to return and exact his revenge.

Harold Meachum

Scheming Skill

Harold Meachum is an average human, but fit enough to survive the frozen trek to K’un-Lun with the Rands. A schemer and shrewd businessman, Meachum devotes the next ten years to growing the Rand-Meachum company, building his paranoia. Along the way, he spends a great deal of money turning part of his building into a death trap, while hiring various villains to fend off Danny Rand’s eventual attack.

Bad Business

Harold saw himself in such direct competition with his business partner Wendell Rand, that he felt the need to kill him. He also wanted to marry his partner’s widow and become a father to his son.

Meachum's greatest nemesis

Meachum's greatest nemesis

Harold Meachum

Once Danny, as Iron Fist, decides not to murder the shell of the man he’d been thinking about killing for the past decade, a mysterious ninja— later revealed to be Master Khan—appears and stab the businessman to death with a sword.

Hired Help

Harold Meachum hires Scythe and Triple-Iron to not only kill Iron Fist, but also keep him safe until Rand is dead. After Harold himself dies, he is survived by his brother Ward and his daughter Joy, who would both go on to take Iron Fist on as an enemy.

Joy Meachum finds father dead

Joy Meachum finds father dead

Harold Meachum
 

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Reaping What He Sowed

Businessman Harold Meachum made a terrible mistake while on an expedition with his business partner Wendell Rand, his wife Heather, and son Danny. Instead of focusing on their search for the mystical city of K’un-Lun, Meachum intended to kill Wendell and take Heather as his new bride.

Harold lets Wendell Rand fall

Harold lets Wendell Rand fall

Harold Meachum

When Danny and Heather fell to a lower part of the mountain and Wendell attempted to save them, Harold took the opportunity to stomp on his partner’s reaching hand, sending him to his death below.

Meachum then confessed that he’d come on the expedition to kill Wendell, which did not sit well with Heather, who threw rocks at Harold instead of accepting his offer to live with him, saying she’d rather face the elements alone than be with him.

Seeing that Heather had no love for him, Harold carried on, assuming they would succumb to the cold. The self-described ruthless and strong man then wandered without knowing where he was going and blacked out on the fifth day.

A young woman found him and asked a group of sherpas to bring him to a mountain village in Katmandu Valley where she nursed him back to health in her father’s home. Only after demanding a way out of the valley did Harold realize the chilling truth: he’d lost both legs below the knee to frostbite.

Harold wakes up to frostbite

Harold wakes up to frostbite

Harold Meachum

While Meachum waited for a cart to come from another village to get him closer to home, a Tibetan monk stopped by with news of an American entering K’un-Lun and training with Lei Kung, the Thunderer. Overhearing all this, Meachum knew that revenge now fueled young Danny Rand.

During the next ten years, Meachum lived a life of paranoia and fear. Realizing that he had a decade to shore up his own defenses against Danny Rand, he turned part of the Rand-Meachum building into an elaborate death trap. He also hired the Scythe and Triple-Iron to keep Iron Fist away.

When Iron Fist showed up, he could not bring himself to kill this man who had become a husk of his former self. As Rand walked away, Meachum pulled a gun on the costumed hero, but missed when a masked ninja hit his hand with a throwing star. Without knowing his assailant, Harold Meachum died with a sword through his chest.