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Old 02-04-2011, 12:07 AM   #41
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Default Re: Iron Man needs to stop fighting evil Iron Men

Originally Posted by Iron_Stark View Post
Wait what? Mandarin is and always has been tech based. Alien tech but still tech based. There was never anything magical or mystical about him. .
That's not completely true. He's been said to use magic to enhance his tech a few times, and his martial arts are mystic. However, it's always been subtle, and never remotely to the extent that he could be called a wizard type of character.

Rather, it would be more accurate to call him the ultimate opportunist and predator. He'll use a piece of tech taken from aliens here, a bit of stolen starktech there, a stolen spell here, a bit of mystic chi martial arts he conned a wiseman into teaching him there, and put it all together in a soup of stolen badassery.

That's the key to understanding him, he's a thieving oppurtunistic bastard who will use anything, science, alien junk, magic, mystic martial arts, whatever to advance himself.

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