Ironfist has been under a lot of criticism even before the show Defenders and it was justified. The character simply was not as appealing as the other characters and in Defenders this trend continues. Ironfist does improve when it comes to his fighting and the use of his iron-fist attack but still falls a bit short as a personality. He still comes across as a bit annoying and naive, but his powers will always ensure him a passing grade.
3) Jessica Jones:
Jessica Jones stayed true to herself in Defenders and it made for some hilarious moments. Her interaction with the cast, and the lack thereof, provided a healthy dose of realism that the show needed. She surprisingly did well in the fight sequences and even made jokes about “being the only one that doesn’t know kungfu”. Still, the character didn’t get to showcase her private investigating skills all that much and that is what she is all about.Grade: B+
2) Luke Cage:
The Luke Cage character blended well into the Defenders conflict, he had a healthy balance throughout the show. He was able to maintain his “neighborhood-hero” persona on one end and still showed he has the powers/skill set to take on a huge threat like “The Hand”. Producers did a really good job at showcasing his strength at proper moments and his physical response to ninjas were authentic. So many times he implemented furious punches and body slams, representing the character's comic book strength well.Grade: A-
The most complete of characters and even the solo shows, Daredevil was clearly the most entertaining fighter in the show. His fighting moves and his inner conflicts were portrayed perfectly by actor Charlie Cox. Audiences were able to feel this character's pain in and out, it was a very personal story. The Daredevil suit and weaponry also shined on screen and was a welcomed break from the “casual” look of the other cast. Grade: A+