The first season of Marvel’s premiered on Netflix on Friday, which means there’s no need to make plans this weekend. is the culmination ofandwho come together in order to defend New York City against the evil order of The Hand. Unfortunately, that’s sort of hard to do, because the members of The Hand have figured out a way to cheat death with something they call the substance. So what is the substance on ?
Well,we know that it has some kind of reviving ability. And we also know that it’s scarce. From the one time we saw what it looked it, it kinda looked like baking powder. Or cocaine. Maybe it’s cocaine?
In Episode 3, members of The Hand mixed the substance with some kind of blood-like liquid. They placed the body of Elektra (played by actress lodie Yung, who is reviving her role after Elektra died in) into a coffin filled with the blood-substance mixture, and then a few minutes later Elektra is roaring back to life. So clearly whatever the substance is, it’s very powerful stuff.
Now, apparently the substance that Sigourney Weaver’s character used on Elektra was the Hand’s last supply. Now Alexandra is desperate to find some more of it before she kicks the bucket (again) due to some mysterious fatal disease.
So what is the substance? It seems like it’s the bones of dragons.
In Episode 8,Madame Gao explains how there used to be dragons in K’un-Lun, and apparently the dragon bones are right there under Midtown Manhattan. She makes it sound like the substance is dragon bones. (Is anyone else getting majorvibes right now?)
Unfortunately (spoilers!) the Defenders blow up the building that the dragon bones are on top of at the end of Episode 8. So for now, it seems like bye-bye to the substance.
At least until the unconfirmed Season 2!