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mjyoung

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The Mandarin

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Which super villains do you think are broken and how would you fix them?
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 at 04:39:46 pm EST (Viewed 194 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Which super villains do you think are broken and how would you fix them?
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 08:32:50 pm EST (Viewed 219 times)



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    They've already given him an excellent motivation: social darwinism. He believes that the strong should thrive and the weak should perish and that the world should work in a way that promotes this.


So he's Apocalypse?


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    Making him all about getting rich would not work for this character, because it would contradict what we already know about him: he loves to fight, he is obsessed with achieving perfection of mind and body, and he despises weakness. Being all about getting rich implies laziness, and works better for a character with a more slothful visual and abilities like the Slug. The Mandarin has an athletic visual, and his abilities, genius intellect and inhuman martial arts ability, lend themselves much more to a social darwininian character than to a greedy character.


Even with your answer, and I think it's safe to assume that you are big fan of the character, you can't give a consistent or even good answer to what his motivations are. Nor did you really give a reason why he's a natural fit to be Iron Man's main foe. And that's part of the reason why the character is such a B-lister.


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