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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: Mon Nov 06, 2017 at 03:31:26 pm EST (Viewed 115 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 11:01:11 am EDT (Viewed 127 times)







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    If Mandarin is revealed to be a chrononaut, it would explain why he has been a legend for millennia:

    According to the 'All Hail the King' DTV short film :
    "So, you mean to tell me that you don't know the history of the Mandarin himself? He was a warrior-king. Inspired generations of men through the Middle Ages, perhaps even further back in time."

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.

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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