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Grey Gargoyle

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The Mandarin

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Subj: At least, protected from being harmed by his own Makluan tech ?
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 at 03:11:11 am EDT (Viewed 133 times)
Reply Subj: Re: On a different note ...
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 at 08:25:31 am EDT (Viewed 127 times)

    I do not think that the Mandarin should be the only one able to use the rings. Anyone should be able to use the rings. Just as anyone could use Joker's acid-shooting lapel-flower. That flower is just one more weapon in the arsenal of a brilliant master of chemistry, engineering, stealth, and psychological manipulation. Joker isn't diminished in the slightest if other people can use his lapel-flower to shoot acid at people. It is not his root-n-spine, and should never become such.

Perhaps, at least, Mandarin could have protected himself from the rings when he tinkered with them ? .... a built-in safety mechanism preventing that somebody else uses the rings against him or or uses the rings without his consent ... perhaps, thanks to the Mento-Intensifier being permanently linked to Mandarin's mind ?
It would have been in continuity since at least the 1973-1977 story about the Mandarin using the headband to download his consciousness into his rings.
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Joker is immune to his own "venom" and, when Mandarin created a sword for the Swordsman ... the weapon couldn't be used against the Mandarin.

The dialog between Mandarin & Swordsman suggests that Mandarin has such a knowledge of Makluan tech that he was able to build a "Makluan tech-based sword" which was inspired by the rings' abilities.

Bonus :

Mandarin & Gun Fu

(by Mike Deodato Jr and Rain Beredo)