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Except for Mandarin after what Punisher did to him.

I almost hope that a new Mandarin will arise in his place, but even if that happens it won't last

I wouldn't want Mandarin replaced, and it's not because of some loyalty to him. Rather, it's because the way most writers would do it would be to just give the rings to someone else. Which is so lame it makes me facepalm just thinking about it.

The Mandarin is not his rings. The Mandarin is someone who was raised as super-soldier from almost the day he was born. He has a specific upbringing that is both twisted and amazing, like a blend of Roman Sionis and X-23. You can't just give the rings to someone like that replacement guy in Punisher and have that be the Mandarin.

But most writers, by far, wouldn't see that. If I thought a writer was going to recreate that blend of Roman Sionis and Iron Fist to be the new Mandarin, I could roll with it. But since most writers would just give the rings to some bland terrorist and call it a day, I'm not interested.

I'm still hoping for something like "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice" to be done with The Mandarin.

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