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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 at 09:14:07 am EST (Viewed 94 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 at 05:45:58 pm EST (Viewed 99 times)





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    I like the perspective that the Mandarin has already won, but not in the particular ways you describe, which frankly just aren't fun.



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    I would present the Mandarin as having already won in the sense that he has already conquered in four areas:



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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.


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


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    2. He can be presented as the supreme financial oligarch of the planet. I don't think he has quite been presented precisely like that, but Marvel has come pretty close. I would take it to the extreme and be explicit about it.



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    3. He can be presented as the supreme master of Chinese mystical arts. Again, I don't think he has been presented precisely like that, but he has been involved with mystical artifacts and such. I would take it to the extreme and be explicit about it.


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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    4. He can be presented as the supreme master of Chinese military strategy. Take it to the extreme and be explicit about it.





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    Present it that he is already at the top. He is already the best.



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    Now imagine this beast coming after Tony.







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