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Old 06-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #728
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

I will just say this: Iron Man 3's Ten Rings retcons Iron Man's Ten Rings.

You can't have a terrorist ring that actually felt like a terrorist ring become such a falsehood that was just created only to hide failed attempts at a program, as Killian used to hide his Extremis mistakes and only create this Mandarin mock up to be the leader of said terrorist organization. The Ten Rings were known already as going into villages and ransacking them and now the only bombings they are involved in are where failed Extremis projects exploded. IM3's version has nothing to do with the first film's version except for the logo.

I'm not a fan of that either, and it's a slap to the face that resembles Flint Marko being Uncle Ben's real killer.

And I too have a problem with Killian calling himself the true Mandarin. Yes, he created the character, but he also created a caricature of The Mandarin, while Killian himself is this businessman/scientist.

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