Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1
Seen it four times, and I still love, love, love the twist. It's daring, innovative, unexpected, and best of all, it does create a whole new enemy for IM, namely Killian (who I'm not convinced is dead). They took a stereotype and unmasked him to replace him with a nearly unkillable, firebreathing, smokin'-hot badass. What's not to like?
Seriously, Iron Monger was adapted. Whiplash was an amalgamation of two characters. The Mandarin we got was an amalgamation of the Mandarin and Mallen (with shades of Fin Fang Foom). If the first two were okay, where the hell is the problem now?