Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Rings with Arabic writing on them definitely rules out the Makluan/alien angle, if anyone still harbored doubts about that. My question now is who *did* make the rings? Did Mandarin himself just have them designed as an affectation in recent years (pre-IM, anyway), and is each symbol then just meant to represent a code word for each member of his Ten Rings organization? Or are the rings going to turn out to be mystical and ancient after all?
I really really hope the rings are mystical and ancient or even alient...i just want the rings to have powers. Mandarin's power rings are one of his defining qualities. I'm going to be disappointed if he just wear the rings and they do nothing.