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Old 04-19-2013, 01:01 AM   #295
MichaelChen
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - - - - Part 13

The Mandarin in the comics is an aristocrat who spends all of his fiefdom's money turning himself into a perfect ubermensch warrior. He bankrupted himself and by extension all the people he ruled to do this. He's a metaphor for the industrial-military complex. That's his origin and that's what defines him. Finding the rings is almost an aside with that character.

If you make him an actor who finds the rings, you destroy the most important part of his origin.

He is not Ring-Man.

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