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The Mandarin

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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: I think of them as a set of rogues tools/tricks/traps
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 at 10:39:13 am EDT (Viewed 97 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I think of them as a set of rogues tools/tricks/traps
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 at 10:00:19 am EDT (Viewed 110 times)



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    ... thus, that's why I was thinking about tao & the fundamental forces of nature ...



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    Besides the obvious light & darkness and cold & heat, the electrical & impact rings could be an equivalent for the Vajra (thunderbolt).



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    The vortex ring also reminds me the yin-yang spiral.



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    Of course, it is also possible to say that the rings are the fundamental tools which allowed the ship to work.



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    For example, the vortex ring might be some kind of gyroscope.


A gyroscope, I can see it. Good idea. Or maybe something designed to keep the actual gyroscope spinning. Regardless, something that originally had a utilitarian, non-violent use until The Mandarin found them and reposed them as weapons. He's very imaginative in a monstrous sort of way, the sort of man who could find a ray that produces endless food to feed the hungry, and immediately thinks of zapping people and causing them to explode as hundreds of pounds of food suddenly appears inside their stomachs.