Originally Posted by Orphix
The thing I picked up on when Drew Pearce was talking about the 10 Rings is that it is an ancient organisation. So just how old?? Who has led it in the past? What has it been up to in years gone by? Are any of the previous still alive? Does it have any current leaders??
The Mandarin may be a modern construct but the organisation itself isn't - which opens the possibilities for all sorts of stuff.
Well as much as I hate the "ALDRICH ISN'T THE MANDARIN LOL" crap that goes on here, the ten rings could be formed from a mythological/terrorist threat, imo, from one line in IM1:
something something something "the man whose ring I wear."
So there could have been some sort of A
Mandarin threat in the past feat the 10 Rings, but Aldrich is THE Mandarin. As much as I adore IM3, they should yolo'd it and made Aldrich the man behind everything since IM1.