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Old 05-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #102
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - - - - - - Part 15

Originally Posted by divan View Post
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The twist works much better if you accept the fact that Aldrich Killian is The Mandarin, not just it's creator. Him yelling it aloud in the third act was not a revelation, but a character moment. He accepts he's always been The Mandarin much like Tony Stark accepts he is Iron Man. The line 'I am The Mandarin' is basically an echo of Tony Stark's last line in both this film and the first one: I am Iron Man.
Precisely. Killian was the Mandarin the entire time. Kingsley's character was just an extension of this. In essence, Kingsley's Mandarin was just a puppet, and Killian was working the strings.

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Also, Killian kinda reminded me of Syndrome from The Incredibles, as he was also a fan of the hero until said hero disappointed him completely.
Very true! Tony inadvertently created The Mandarin (Aldrich Killian), who created the facade of the Mandarin (Trevor Slattery) and the Ten Rings, who inadvertently created Iron Man, who in turn destroyed them all!

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