compound said:Yes (assuming that nothing incredibly drastic happens to Tony by the end of Ultimates 2). Give me 24 hours and i'll tell you how and why.
The only problem I forsee with a more 'realistic' take on Mandarin is him ending up being too similar to the Batman Begins version of Ra's Al Ghul. But there are ways around this. Just you wait and see...
Not an entirely bad idea, actually. But no more super soldier-related plots, please.The Overlord said:Well you could just make the Mandarin the director of the Chinese Super Soldier program, altering the genetic makeup of Chinese test subjects to give them super powers, like Dr. Chen Lu (the Radioactive Man in 616 MU). eventually he Mandarin develops a meglomania complex and decides to use the program to alter his own genetics and get super powers.
ourchair said:Not an entirely bad idea, actually. But no more super soldier-related plots, please.
Nurhachi!!!The Overlord said:Does anyone know the name of a really great Chinese warrior (historical or mythical) that the Chinese super soldier program could be named after?
And if you really, really wanted to, you could believably work that into existing continuity... that perhaps Ultimate Melvin Potter is not as much of a crackpot as everybody believes he is.Pandrio said:Doesn't he have Gladiator as a servant .
The Mandarin is one of Marvel Earth's greatest scientific geniuses. Not only has he made himself into an authority on Makluan science, but he has also built upon this knowledge by making further discoveries based upon it. From Wikipedia.Random said:Wasn't Mandarin anti-technology or am I remebering that wrong? In that case he would most likely take on a Ras Al Ghul thing. Being a terrorist who has it out for Stark
Make him a Scientologist that takes the religion to the extreme, which explains the alien aspect.X2727 said:Well they could make Mandarin a new recruit in the reserves for Ultimates. They give him ten rings that have different powers and he goes crazy thinking that Aliens are trying to talk to him through a neural headband that he controls the ring with. He could fight Iron Man and be taken into custody.