The real origin of Shou-Lao the Undying...

#1 Posted by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a little late but...
 
I just read Immortal Iron Fist #22 and I think the origin of Shou-Lao has been retconned. #22 revelead that in the early days of K'un-Lun's history, a trickster named Changming had risen to power during a time of moral decadence in the city. Changming had been the one who had originally summoned all of the demonic creatures that had once plagued K'un-Lun into the city, including Shou-Lao the Undying, and used them to quickly conquer the city. One day, however, a lone warrior had entered the dragon's cave to challenge it thereby claiming its power and becoming the very first Iron Fist.
 
 
But in the previous volumes Shou-Lao a man transformed into a mystic serpent over a thousand years ago by the Dragon King Chiantang. This now gives discrepancy. But nonetheless, I like the version told in issue #22. 
 
What do you think?

#2 Posted by Lion_Heart22 (446 posts) - - Show Bio

Mmm I don't quite remember very well... was the story about Changming bringing Shou-Lao into K'un Lun told by the old man who was in the cell next to Danny Rand's?
#3 Posted by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio

yep that's the one! i think its all a hoax bec Changming/Quan imprisoned the real Changming and forced him to tell his story, well part of it actually...

#4 Posted by PrinceIMC (5421 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that not a lot of people remember or care about the original origin just goes to show that a retcon might have been needed. Course with all the lies told in K'un-Lun it could just have been misinformation before.
#5 Posted by Hyperlight (4339 posts) - - Show Bio

@Brit: so shou lou is evil? i thought he was benevolent ( well.. as much as a imprisoned dragon could be). I always though so because he let all the warriors gain access to his chi

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