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Leonard

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MysteryMan

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Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 at 03:16:41 am EST (Viewed 137 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 at 08:54:01 pm EST (Viewed 166 times)

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        1. He is unquestionably the world's greatest martial artist. He can fight Iron Man with his bare hands. 'Nuff said.



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      I think Shang Chi and Iron Fist would dispute that...



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    When they fight Iron Man with their bare hands, their dispute will carry more weight. Seriously, I hesitated to be so blunt in my statement, but I can't get around the plain fact of the Mandarin using karate chops to fight Iron Man to a standstill. This is the greatest display of martial arts supremacy ever depicted in a Marvel comic. It just is.



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      Bad idea. Considering he's only half-Chinese. Making the guy who isn't fully Chinese the master of their mystical arts or their military expertise implies the full blooded Chinese aren't up to snuff.



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    Maybe the Legacy weirdness can reset the Mandarin so he isn't half English. I never understood why he was half English in the first place. Why not just make him fully Chinese? Weird decisions like that make me shake my head. It needs to be retconned. The Mandarin needs to be the ultimate Chinese warlord sorcerer. Either that or just don't use him any more.


They cant make him full Chinese...because then he can not be a villain.


I have always found him the more interesting for it.



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