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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: ... IMO, the group is based on the decimal structure used by Turkic & Mongol peoples to organize their armies :-)
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 at 05:45:07 am EST (Viewed 280 times)
Reply Subj: And roll it all up into their hidden spy network....The Ten Rings? *nt*
Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 at 01:02:49 pm EST (Viewed 279 times)

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    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) ?


The Great Khan and his Nine Ministers were at the top of the Mongol Empire.

The army was organized in groups of 10 (Arban), 100 (Zuun =100 arbans), 1000 (Mingghan) and 10000 (Tumen).

IMO, the Ten Rings could have been created centuries ago by the Mandarin from the remnants of the Mongol Empire.

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