Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 2
Its plausible, IMO. Not *certain*, but plausible. What it definitely did do, though, was mess him up badly enough for him to be completely incapacitated. This means that, dramatically speaking, it'd be best if his revival be accompanied by various obstacles, like only being able to keep his body together with a grueling effort, forcing him to rely on minions to do Stuff in order to restore him fully.