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JesusFan


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008


Chang with his 10 rings facing down "matrix jesus"


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The Shuruku Demon


Member Since: Sun Jan 04, 2009


This battle can't happen in an organic way, since (as far as I know) Neo only has his godlike powers within the VR environment of the Matrix, while the ten rings are physical items which can't be brought into the Matrix. (I've avoided the trailer/s for the fourth film, so please don't spoil anything for me if that changes or confirms anything one way or the other.)

Perhaps Shang could be plugged into the Matrix, and wield simulated versions of the rings there. But in that case, the fight would effectively be taking place on Neo's home turf -- a world he can bend to his will, to some extent -- which would potentially give him the edge, unless the ten rings are so overwhelmingly powerful that Shang would have the advantage regardless.

It's not obvious to me that the rings are that overwhelmingly powerful, but then we haven't necessarily seen the full extent of their capabilities yet. The mid-credits scene in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings suggests that more will be revealed about the origin and nature of those items in a later film. Right now though, they're still very mysterious.




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JesusFan


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008


How about having say Mxy and Grandmaster having a wager, and Mxy brings both to neutral world, where both full capabilities now allowed?


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UName


Member Since: Tue Mar 10, 2015
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Haven't seen Shang Chi yet, but those ten rings would not happen to be the Mandarin's rings would they?


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The Shuruku Demon


Member Since: Sun Jan 04, 2009


They were inspired by the Mandarin's rings, but the filmmakers decided to go with hung gar style rings worn on the forearms -- like the ones worn by the protagonist in the opening sequence of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin -- rather than finger rings. Also, the rings in the movie seem to have different powers than the ones in the comics.

https://thedirect.com/article/shang-chi-avengers-infinity-stones-mcu-ten-rings-design-exclusive




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