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Subj: I thought about it because Kang is a Chinese surname :-) [more speculations than spoilers]
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 at 06:24:39 am EST (Viewed 255 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 at 04:20:14 am EST (Viewed 282 times)
Many thanks for your enthusiasm about the idea.
I thought about it because Kang is a Chinese surname (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Kang) and, of course, because Gengis Khan (Mandarin's claimed ancestor) was known as the "Conqueror of the World".
So, why not merge the Mandarin with the Conqueror in the MCU ?
Let's replace Ancient Egypt by Ancient Asia. He was known as Kang when he was one of the advisors of the Great Khans of the Mongol Empire. Kang earned the nickname "The Mandarin" when Kublai Khan became the Chinese emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.
I also remembered Iron Lad, Iron Maniac, Iron Man 2020, Iron Man 2093/2099, Teen Tony, Hatap the Mad Pharaoh, Iron Age's Donald Birch and the fan favorite Doomquest.
It seems to me that, even in comics, Iron Man has been involved in a lot of time travels (he even met ... Cleopatra).
What if one of the Stark descendants mastered time travel in the future ? Perhaps, a descendant of both the Stark & Fujikawa bloodlines (thus Eurasian) ?