Look out, true believers – there are some spoilers for Marvel’s The Defenders beneath this picture of Luke Cage.
During the climactic final episode of The Defenders, all our protagonists are fully invested in the fight to save New York. While Daredevil and Co. are hundreds of feet underground battling Elektra and a cavalcade of ninjas, Colleen Wing, Claire Temple, and Misty Knight are setting up some bombs to take down the building the Hand has built. Colleen’s former mentor Bakuto shows up, sword in hand, to interrupt them, and the two battle. He has Colleen on the ropes when Misty interferes. To show his appreciation, Bakuto lops her arm off.
It’s a shocking moment, but not a shocking development – Misty Knight has had a metal arm in the comic books for ages. Thankfully, Misty lives in a post-Iron Man world and knows some very rich people, so she won’t have to go without for very long. In fact, we have our first shot of her new limb via Entertainment Weekly.
It looks like Misty doesn’t spend the whole season getting used to her new gear, either. She’s already holding a pistol here, so she’s clearly back in action pretty early on.
This all potentially sets up the Heroes for Hire team that includes Misty, Luke, Danny Rand/Iron Fist, and other characters, and any number of other storylines that have involved her over the years.
We’ll see Misty again when Luke Cage returns to Netflix next year.