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Misty Knight

Misty Knight

Mercedes 'Misty' Knight

Misty Knight's powers and abilities

Super Strength:

Her bionic arm is superhumanly strong, and she can punch a target with incredible force, or crush objects as tough as steel in her vise-like grip. Since the rest of her body is not cybernetically enhanced, she cannot lift objects heavier than her back, shoulders, and legs can physically support. Her arm's advantages as a weapon are limited to kinetic crushing and impact forces. Her original bionic right arm was constructed from steel, and designed by Stark International. Her new arm was built by Stark Industries and is an alloy of Antarctic vibranium and diamond; at close range it can liquefy all known metals, including adamantium.

Gravity Control:

Her arm now able to generate a wide anti-gravity repulsor field similar to Iron Man's armor.

Cryogenisis: It can apparently release a concentrated beam of cryogenic energy, which can cover a target in a blanket of ice from a distance. This cold seems to make the target much more fragile, allowing otherwise durable materials to be broken or rended when frozen.

Technopathy: Iron Man revealed the arm also displays technopathic capabilities, teaching Misty how to control a horde of robots.

Force field: The arm now has an energy shield to ward off incoming assaults with, a force field which she can expand over a marginal radius to help protect multiple people if need be.

Energy Blast: The arm can emit strong concussive blasts of energy.

Magnetism: The arm was upgraded by Danny Rand to control magnetism.

Martial Arts:

Misty Knight is a highly skilled combatant who, in addition to her police-combat training, is proficient in martial arts. she received intensive training in the martial arts (presumably Ozawa-ryu jujitsu and/or an Okinawan karate style) from her bestie, Colleen Wing. After her accident, Misty trained to fight and shoot using her left arm. Much of this training was done with Colleen, but Misty still includes left-handed practice in her routine.


She was a top student at the police academy, including in handgun operation, and possesses near-perfect aim with firearms.


She is a superb detective, having graduated at the top of her class at the police academy and earned a degree in criminology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.Misty is still on a first-name basis with an improbable number of NYPD members. The “fuzzforce”, as she affectionately calls them, treats her as if she were still one of them, unless that would too blatantly break regulations. This is of course super-useful in her job as a P.I..Or just as somebody associating with a super-hero. She also has street contacts in New York City. In particular, she seems to have done undercover work among prostitutes. Several such sex workers decided that she was okay for a cop, and will tell her what’s on the grapevine.


Misty knows first aid and driving.It’s not clearly demonstrated on-page, but it’s impossible for her not to know these skills given her Police Academy scores. She also knew how to operate a speedboat. Furthermore, Misty knew how to operate computer terminals, for instance to query police databases.This certainly wasn’t common back during the 1970s.