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This article is about The Mandarin. For other characters who use the same title, see The Mandarin (disambiguation).
- “He was a warrior king. He inspired generations of men through the Middle Ages; Perhaps even further back in time.”
- ―Jackson Norriss on the history of The Mandarin[src]
The Mandarin was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.
The Mandarin appears, portrayed by Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.
The Mandarin has a brief cameo in "The Breakout" among the escaped prisoners.
- In the novelization of Iron Man, Raza claims he is wearing one of the Mandarin's rings. This may suggest a mark of leadership to all of the lieutenants in the Ten Rings hierarchy.
- According to Jackson Norris, the Mandarin's origins claim him to be a warrior king who goes as far back in recorded history as the Middle Ages. This would imply the Mandarin is either immortal or it is a title given to every leader of the Ten Rings.
- The Ten Rings terrorist group in the original Iron Man is a reference to the magic rings the Mandarin possesses in the comics.
- Trevor Slattery and Aldrich Killian stole the Mandarin's identity and the identity of the Ten Rings. All Hail the King reveals that the Mandarin and the Ten Rings are real, with the real Mandarin making his first on-screen appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (the real Ten Rings having previously appeared in Iron Man and Ant-Man).
- In the comics, Shang-Chi's father was Fu Manchu. This was changed due to the racist connotations of the character, as well as legal red tape preventing Fu Manchu from being used.
- In the comics the Ten Rings were worn on each of the Mandarin's fingers and each possessed their own special power. This was changed in the Shang-Chi film by producer Jonathan Schwartz to avoid any comparison or similarity to the Infinity Gauntlet as the Infinity Stones play a similar role. Instead they are worn on his wrists based on the Hung Gar Iron Rings as a reference to Chinese culture in order to re-enforce the image of the film as a martial arts film.
- It's unknown if the Mandarin was "blipped".