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The Mandarin

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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 at 02:45:31 pm EST (Viewed 78 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 at 02:00:00 pm EST (Viewed 72 times)



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      Yeah, I got the impression that that was intended to make him a Muhammed analogue, and so I immediately hated the idea. I have a great deal of affection for Stan Lee's story of a rich kid whose aunt squanders his father's money turning him into a super-soldier and then he goes Christopher Columbusing. So I didn't enjoy at all this notion of him as an ancient religious figure inspiring terrorist cells. "All Hail The King" was groan and eyerollworthy.



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    I think that "All Hail the King" is problematic.
    It is supposed to say to the watcher : the "true" Mandarin might still be around ... or he might be some kind of ancient religious figure used as a symbol by the Ten Rings group.
    Still, it doesn't change anything to Iron Man 3.



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      What I want is for Stan Lee's origin to be expanded in a way that sort of combines X-23's story of a tortured super-soldier with the "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice" story of an aristocrat raised by those who hate him.



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    Imagine if Mandarin was born in the future and went back to the past to become one of the advisors of the Mongol emperor of China, Kublai Khan himself.



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    He would train to become one day a super-warrior and the future conqueror of the world.



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    And what if he is the future black sheep of the Stark family ?


That sounds dry compared to Stan Lee's origin.






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