• Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic best Iron Man run: Kurt Busiek or Daniel Knauf & Charles Knauf. on the Iron Man board

    The Knaufs, easily. Fraction was garbage. I got sick of the constant alcoholism metaphors very quickly.

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic The Leader vs The Mandarin. on the Battles board

    The Mandarin wins a random encounter.Prep match could go either way. Leader probably has better science, but the Mandarin always seems to have unlimited money and resources. I could see Leader simply...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic The Thing vs The Mandarin. on the Battles board

    The Mandarin matter-rearranges him into an egg-roll and eats him.

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Which movie is better? Iron Man or Iron Man 2?. on the Iron Man board

    The first Iron Man is waaaayyyy better. It has a better characte-arc with subtle, yet powerful emotional moments. Iron Man II replaces subtle and emotionally powerful acting with dumb sitcom yelling....

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic When he'll finally return to comics?. on the Mandarin board

    Well, with him appearing in Shang-Chi's movie, they will likely bring him back relatively soon. I suspect that they will wait until word comes down to them about what his origin will be in the movie...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Favorite and least favorite Mandarin look. on the Mandarin board

    I was actually referring to the version on the cover. The leopard scarf and tie adds that touch of hypermasculine flash that makes it perfect. It really hits that perfect mid-point between supervill...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Favorite and least favorite Mandarin look. on the Mandarin board

    My favorite would be the business suit from X-Men 256. It looks cool and badass. It looks like something someone would plausibly wear, yet little colorful touches like the leopard scarf and tie mark ...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Which ring does the Mandarin use the most? Least?. on the Mandarin board

    How does the rings being more powerful and effective on nobodies make The Mandarin look good? If anything, it makes him look incompetent, because he can't even use rings to maximum effect that are so ...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Which ring does the Mandarin use the most? Least?. on the Mandarin board

    Are you kidding me? He spent almost the entire story except for the end running Stark ragged, succeeding at every part of his plan and torturing Stark in the process. His scientific prep and political...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Which ring does the Mandarin use the most? Least?. on the Mandarin board

    Oh, bullshit! He's a villain, so he ultimately loses like all villains, but the idea that this is why some writers focus on the rings is nonsense. The rings lose too, after all. In fact, his worst los...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Which ring does the Mandarin use the most? Least?. on the Mandarin board

    Hard to say simply because he's the sort of mastermind who uses the rings in generally relatively sparingly. A lot of his stories are about schemes in which he uses political manipulation, robots, mu...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic My problem with iron man villains. on the Iron Man board

    I'd like to see The Mandarin battle the Avengers, though I prefer that he do it with schemes rather than the rings. The rings shouldn't be a team-wrecker threat. He's not some boring herald of Galactu...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic SHANG-CHI FILM RUMOR RELATED TO THE MANDARIN (POSSIBLE SPOILER). on the Mandarin board

    That's similar to a theory I had myself: that they would make the rings themselves the villain, and make them possess Shang-Chi's dad. Thus, it will be about Shang trying to save his noble father from...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Mandarin's coolest feats. on the Mandarin board

    There's a huge difference between studying alien tech and then inventing something based on the science you've learned, and just waggling your fingers and having it happen because your jewelry is just...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Mandarin's coolest feats. on the Mandarin board

    @noone1996 said:Gallery So he's got this kind of tech on his rings and in his laboratory. There's no "and". He originally could...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic Mandarin's coolest feats. on the Mandarin board

    The Mandarin breaks Iron Man's arm.

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic In your opinion is mandarin a Tech Villain or a magic Villain?. on the Mandarin board

    @zhangthong12 said:I think a good case could be made for him being a money villainNo, it's not true. In fact, it's completely false. Mandarin throughout his history was haunting a different goals and...

  • Tem Borjigin posted a message in the forum topic What is more powerful? . on the Mandarin board

    @noone1996 said: The spin/spectral ring decelerates time around you and grants you Quicksilver level speed. It bends the air around the user to make them appear ghastly. That is Fraction's bullshit. ...