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The Mandarin

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Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 10:06:02 pm EST (Viewed 181 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 01:00:33 am EST (Viewed 173 times)




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      But to my knowledge he's never been a crime lord. And making him one now would make him too much like too many other villains. I don't have a problem with re-tooling his concept, but the aim of that should be to show how he's not like all the other villains we've seen.

    He's actually been outright called a crimelord in at least two issues that I can recall. Though it's generally been utterly vague what these crimes where supposed to be. In my headcanon, it would be weapon-smuggling. Going by those books, though, he's a crimelord because he... stands around with some thugs being a crimelord? That version of him would get along well with Jack Sparrow, who's a pirate because he stands around being a pirate.


Thanks for the clarification. It's still hard for me to think of him as a crimelord if I don't know what sort of crime he runs. I agree that connecting him with weapons is a step in the right direction, (it fits better than most other crimelord jobs that come to mind) but for all we know he's a drug dealer.




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