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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 is the legendary leader of the Ten Rings, and a villain from Marvel Comics.

The Mandarin was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.

Appearances

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Animated Universe

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

The Mandarin has a brief cameo in "The Breakout" among the escaped prisoners.

Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers

The Mandarin appears in the anime, where he is visited by Rosetta Riley, who asked his help against the Avengers and Nova.

Trivia

  • 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).



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