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The Mandarin

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Has Justin Hammer Ever Been Fleshed Out Or Given Anything Of A Backstory? For Such A Major Villain
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 at 02:34:04 pm EDT (Viewed 239 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Has Justin Hammer Ever Been Fleshed Out Or Given Anything Of A Backstory? For Such A Major Villain
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 at 02:03:25 pm EDT (Viewed 216 times)



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    Good point. Why don't Iron Man villains connect with the audience like Batman or Flash's rogues tend to do.


How often have writers even tried? Roman Sionis/Black Mask is a batvillain who shares a very similar origin to The Mandarin, but Roman gets an entire in depth story devoted to his life from childhood to supervillain that is very humanizing. https://smile.amazon.com/Batman-Arkham-Unhinged-Derek-Fridolfs-ebook/dp/B00A8P8734/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524507861&sr=8-1&keywords=arkham+unhinged+35 No one has done that for The Mandarin since Stan Lee's five page origin almost sixty years ago.

Hell, even Gorilla Grodd, a character who shares major themes with The Mandarin, has real efforts made to at least focus on what makes him cool. The Mandarin just gets flanderized to ever more being about his rings, which are the least interesting thing about him.




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