Originally Posted by divan
Obadiah is not a better villain than The Mandarin. Both have simple motivations but The Mandarin's is more interesting as it echoes Stark's own character arc. Stane was only in it for the money and nothing more.
That's your opinion. I think Obadiah is a far better villain because he's the inner personal threat Tony never saw coming. The guy he grew up with, worked with, was best friends with his father, and then turned out to be a snake in the grass who ordered him to be killed, duplicated and stole his technology, and tried to take the entire Stark legacy from him because he felt he was owed it.
I found that more interesting than