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Quote1 We never should have been heroes for hire, Misty. We should have just been heroes. Quote2
-- Colleen Wing src

Early Life

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Colleen Wing

Colleen Wing was the daughter of Professor Lee Wing, a professor of Oriental studies at New York's Columbia University. Her mother, Azumi Ozawa, was apparently killed by an unknown assailant while Colleen was still a child. Colleen grew up in the mountains of northern Honshu in Japan, where she was raised by her grandfather, Kenji Ozawa. Kenji's other children died in World War II. Kenji trained his only grandchild in the arts of the samurai, which his own ancestors had been in the time of the daimyo. Kenji had also been a member of Japan's secret service.Colleen made her home in New York City where her father lived. Caught in the midst of a gun battle on Manhattan's West Side, she was saved from being killed by police officer Misty Knight, who soon became her best friend.[citation needed]

Nightwing Restorations, Ltd

After Misty lost her arm, Colleen encouraged Knight to rise above her depression and return to an active role in life. Knight's right arm was replaced with a bionic steel arm.Colleen and Misty formed a partnership as private investigators and called their firm Nightwing Restorations, Ltd. Due to Wing's samurai training and both partners' expertise in the martial arts, they were dubbed "the Daughters of the Dragon".[1] The two specialized in missing persons cases, and teaming up with Iron Fist on many missions.[2] They battled the Wrecking Crew[3] and Boomerang.[4]

Professor Wing learned from a monk that Iron Fist was arriving from K'un-Lun. He calculated when Iron Fist would come to New York and sent Colleen to meet him.[5] Professor Wing and Colleen befriended Iron Fist, and Colleen acted as his ally in many of his exploits.

She was kidnapped by Master Khan who used Angar the Screamer to brainwash her into killing Iron Fist.[6] When he arrived to free her, she attacked him, but Iron Fist managed to free her from Angar's influence by bridging their minds.[7] She then defeated Angar in a duel, severely injuring him with her sword.[8]

She helped Iron Fist clear his name when he was framed for the supposed murder of Bill Hao.[9]

Colleen was romantically involved with actor Robert Diamond, one of the Sons of the Tiger.

Scott Summers

She once briefly dated Cyclops while Jean Grey was presumed to be dead by her fellow comrades. Colleen even gave Scott her apartment keys hoping to hook up with him later, but it didn't happen since Jean and Scott were reunited.[10]

Heroes for Hire

The Daughters of the Dragon frequently teamed up with Iron Fist and Luke Cage, when they formed the Heroes for Hire.[11] Together they battled Nightshade,[12] Living Pharaoh,[13] El Aguila,[14] Alan Cavenaugh,[15] Princess Azir,[16] Caesar Cicero,[17] Man Mountain Marko,[18] Sabretooth, Constrictor,[19] Bushmaster,[20] Angela Freeman,[21] Arthur Nagan,[22] a phony modeling agency,[23] Supremo,[24] Kingpin,[25] Golden Tigers,[26] Dire Wraiths,[27] aster Khan,[28] Warhawk,[29] Ninotchka,[30] The Dredlox,[31] Warhawk,[32] and Sabretooth again.[33]

They also took down Unus the Untouchable,[34] Hammerhead,[35] Chemistro,[36] Fera,[37] Ward Meachum,[38] Master Khan again,[39] Doombringer,[40] Firefly,[41] Whirlwind,[42] Hammer of Judgment,[43] and Firebolt.[44][45]

They took on Master Khan again,[46] Control 7,[47] John Lumus,[48] and Black Dragon.[49] Iron Fist was replaced with a H'ylthri duplicate[50] who takes over his identity.[51] The duplicate impersonating Iron Fist was killed without letting everyone believe he was dead.[52]

Heroes for Hire (Oracle Inc.)

She teamed up with the new Heroes for Hire who were working with Oracle Inc.[53][54][55]

She along with other heroes teamed up against Technet.[56] She teamed up with X-Force.[57] She helped Black Panther fight Nightshade and Black Dragon.[58]


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Daughters of the Dragon

She continued working with Misty reforming the Daughters of the Dragon becoming bail bondsman lending bail money to apprehended criminals until their cases work their way through the criminal justice system. However, if they missed their court date, they would hunt them down and bring them to justice. They also hired Otis Johnson to work in the office. They investigated Celia Ricadonna a wealthy New York publishing magnate and crimelord suspected of involvement in the deaths of some of their clients.[59] Criminals Freezer Burn, Humbug, 8-Ball and Whirlwind were hired to steal a microchip containing a computer virus capable of taking down the global economy.[60] She attempted to kill all the criminals involved in the heist.[61] When Misty confronted she sliced off her her bionic arm. Tony Stark, however, was able to provide and upgraded version.[62] Teaming up with Iron Fist and one of their client Humbug, they found the auction for the microchip, and brought Ricadonna and took her into the authorities.[63]

Civil War/Initiative

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During the Civil War; Coleen and Misty were contacted by Iron Man, Reed Richards, and Spider-Man to reform Heroes for Hire in order to track down superhumans refusing to comply with the Superhuman Registration Act. Initially hesitant, Colleen accepted, but only with the conditions that they would hunt criminals not registering, get Stark level resources, and she would get to pick the team. the pair eventually created a team including Shang-Chi, Humbug, Orka, Black Cat, Paladin and a new Tarantula.[64] Colleen was one of the 142 registered superheroes who were part of the the Initiative.[65]


Able to focus her chi to perform exceptional feats of strength, and to enter a Zen trance which allows her to speed healing, burn out foreign poisons in her system and resist temperature extremes.[citation needed]


Colleen is skilled in the ways of the samurai. She is an accomplished martial artist and detective.[66]

Strength level

Colleen Wing possesses the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.[66]


Colleen carries a katana to use it for melee combat.[66]

Discover and Discuss


  1. Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #29
  2. Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32-33
  3. Iron Fist #11
  4. Iron Fist #13
  5. Marvel Premiere #19
  6. Iron Fist #5
  7. Iron Fist #6
  8. Iron Fist #7
  9. Iron Fist #10
  10. X-Men #118-121
  11. Power Man and Iron Fist #50
  12. Power Man and Iron Fist #51-53
  13. Power Man and Iron Fist #57
  14. Power Man and Iron Fist #58
  15. Power Man and Iron Fist #59
  16. Power Man and Iron Fist #60
  17. Power Man and Iron Fist #61
  18. Power Man and Iron Fist #62
  19. Power Man and Iron Fist #66
  20. Power Man and Iron Fist #67
  21. Bizarre Adventures #25
  22. Power Man and Iron Fist #68
  23. Marvel Team-Up #105
  24. Power Man and Iron Fist #70
  25. Marvel Team-Up Annual #4
  26. Power Man and Iron Fist #72
  27. Power Man and Iron Fist #73
  28. Power Man and Iron Fist #74-75
  29. Power Man and Iron Fist #76
  30. Power Man and Iron Fist #78
  31. Power Man and Iron Fist #79
  32. Power Man and Iron Fist #83
  33. Power Man and Iron Fist #84
  34. Power Man and Iron Fist #90
  35. Power Man and Iron Fist #92
  36. Power Man and Iron Fist #93-96
  37. Power Man and Iron Fist #97
  38. Power Man and Iron Fist #98-99
  39. Power Man and Iron Fist #100
  40. Power Man and Iron Fist #101-104
  41. Power Man and Iron Fist #105
  42. Power Man and Iron Fist #106
  43. Power Man and Iron Fist #107
  44. Power Man and Iron Fist #108
  45. Power Man and Iron Fist #110
  46. Power Man and Iron Fist #113
  47. Power Man and Iron Fist #114-115
  48. Power Man and Iron Fist #117
  49. Power Man and Iron Fist #118
  50. Power Man and Iron Fist #121
  51. Power Man and Iron Fist #122-123
  52. Power Man and Iron Fist #125
  53. Heroes for Hire #10-11
  54. Heroes for Hire #13-14
  55. Heroes for Hire #18-19
  56. Fantastic Four Vol 3 #6
  57. X-Force #80
  58. Black Panther Vol 3 #38
  59. Daughters of the Dragon #1
  60. Daughters of the Dragon #2
  61. Daughters of the Dragon #3
  62. Daughters of the Dragon #4
  63. Daughters of the Dragon #5-6
  64. Heroes for Hire Vol 2 #1-2
  65. Mighty Avengers #1
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #14
  67. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 13

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