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Old 05-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #87
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

Originally Posted by jmc View Post
That's an unintentional outcome, not a creation.
Which villian did the government create here? Iron Patriot was only rebranded, and wasn't a villain. The Mandarin wasn't a creation of government either.

That being said, the threat of technology used in the wrong hands is the central theme of the Iron Man mythos. Governments are major buyers, especially the defense industry which is why Tony frequently encounters enemies from that world. There's nothing overtly political in that. It speaks more to a philosophy that brilliant minds have a responsibility for their creations. Betraying that responsibility can make one a villain to those affected.

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