Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1
Originally Posted by MichaelChen
No. Just get rid of the rings. He's not Ring-Man. He's a mad scientist and schemer with superhuman martial arts abilities that allow him to karate-chop the armor to pieces. Simplifying that into him being mad scientist who mad scienced himself into being able to karate-chop the armor to pieces is fine.
You're putting for more importance on the rings than I am. They're just an obstacle to overcome; a weapon to be mastered and applied to the Mandarin's philosophy. That doesn't make him Ring-Man.
"I defeated your uncle Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, turncloak, what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?" - Stannis Baratheon