Originally Posted by drod1985
The brains (Killian) outfits the mouthpiece (Mandarin) with tech that is used to arm the muscle (Savin).
This could be Extremis tech, giving Savin the ability to take over the Mk47 and/or steal the War Machine/Iron Patriot suit. Or, Savin could steal that suit under totally normal circumstances, and Mandarin's powers could stem from the Killian-supplied Extremis tech, as opposed to the mystical origins of the 10 rings.
Don't forget Ashley Hamilton's portrayal of Firepower.