Originally Posted by TheHeatKitchen
Ok... But what does that have to do with the Mandarin? You changed the subject. They could have still done ALL of that as well as they did if the Mandarin was portrayed as we were led to believe in the trailers. Or if he had alien rings. Or if he was the owner of a car dealership. The fact that Tony was alone at Christmas had nothing to do with the character of the Mandarin.
So a Mandarin with alien rings would still create a situation where the threat to Tony didn't come from an unearthly source?