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The Mandarin

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Subj: Re: On the subject of arrogance
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 at 11:40:23 pm EST (Viewed 200 times)
Reply Subj: On the subject of arrogance
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 at 02:09:17 pm EST (Viewed 271 times)


    Stark's entire speech in the above video is incredibly arrogant, but it also makes the audience cheer, because he is allowed to back it up with righteous fury, cunning, and results. Arrogance isn't Stark's problem. It's that most comic writers don't like him, and so immediately follow up him saying something like that with him getting emasculated.

He also needed to stall for Jarvis to finish his new armor. (He may have told Loki he wasn't stalling, but he couldn't very well tell Loki what he was really doing could he?) His speech had a lot of bravado, but it's possible to look at the speech as stopping just short of being truly arrogant.

If I'm not mistaken, the same director of that scene also had Batfleck be what would usually be uncharacteristically humble during Justice League; just to make up for the arrogance and murderous tendencies he (Batman) was showing during Batman v Superman. The point being that at least Joss Whedon is aware that arrogance can be overdone in a character.

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