Originally Posted by Shikamaru
The problem is not that they deceived us by not having the Mandarin of the comics, but by not having the Mandarin of the trailers.
I'm ok with having a Mandarin not like the comics and more like a terrorist figurehead as seen in the trailers. At least that guy still retains the key essential core character elements to who he was. I mean didn't we all think Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins was a great interpretation and we all thought we were going to get a formidable villain just like that for Iron Man?
This plot twist is a cop-out and reduced Iron Man's worth as a superhero.