Originally Posted by Upset Spideyfan
Are you sure you're not getting Fraction's IM story mixed up with the Knauf's?
Because what he is trying to accomplish in Haunted is going to very much kill him in the process. He's very clear about what his goals are and why he's doing it. He's trying to do something that he considers beneficial to mankind, its his villain morality which makes his plan heinous. If you want to dispute that you're welcome to of course but you're going to have give examples from that story to back up your argument.
Yeah that is what he told Maya but you seem to be implying he actually believed he was doing it to make the world a better place. Forced Darwinism, makes him some kind of reformed humanitarian that doesn't have an ego and isn't arrogant?
That sounds more like Doc Ock in Spider-Man 600, whose plan in that issue was genuinely him trying to do a good thing for the city with his intelligence after failing so many times. (And even then his subconscious hate for Spider-Man ruined his plan). I don't recall Mandarin busting out of that Chinese prison for similar reasons.
And as representations of the Mandarin in the book to film this one is obviously the closest. Especially with Mandarin fronting a company under a fake persona to misdirect his opposition.