Marvel Universe >> View Post
Post By
The Mandarin

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 7,017
In Reply To

Subj: Re: Which super villains do you think are broken and how would you fix them?
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 02:02:30 am EST (Viewed 215 times)
Reply 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 199 times)


      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?

He was created decades before Apocalypse.


      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.

In your opinion.

Posted with Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13 on Windows Vista
Alvaro's Comicboards powered by On Topic™ © 2003-2022 Powermad Software
All the content of these boards Copyright © 1996-2022 by Comicboards/TVShowboards. Software Copyright © 2003-2022 Powermad Software