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The Mandarin by Art-Calavera The Mandarin by Art-Calavera
You'll never, EVER, see him coming, so deal with it!!

The Mandarin, also known as Tem Borjigin, also known as Zhang Tong, also known as Krishna Pandit Bhanji, also known as Ben Kingsley, also known as Trevor Slattery.
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WDCain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
That is such a great "not giving a shit" stride.  Fantastic.  Personally, I really liked that twist.  My 2 biggest grievances with Ironman 3 is that Guy Pierce's army is composed solely of wounded US veterans and that is incredibly insensitive.  And the second is Guy Pierce's character itself.  He's doing all this just because Tony snubbed him at a party 10 years ago?  That is so stupid and petty.

That type of character is explored in Jane Austin's super hero book "Soon I Will be Invincible" with the villain Dr. Impossible.  Everything he does is based on the hero Corefire stole his girlfriend back in high-school.  15 years later, he confronts Corefire and reveals it and the best part is the guy has no recollection of it or him!  Dr. Impossible has been wasting his life on petty revenge!  Picture that scene where Guy Piece is telling Tony is origins and imagine his reaction if Tony stated that he had absolutely no memory of him.

At least according to the Ironman 3 mobile game, Guy Piece is now MODOK, the most stupidly awesome villain ever.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
This guy is in my top twenty favorite fictional characters of all time. Right up there with Coulson. I desperately hope Mr. Kingsley has a nice long future with Marvel.
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Clockworkalien Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Nice depiction of the Mandarin! I can practically hear the quote: "Well, I did panic...then I handled it." *cracks open another beer* 
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ABartproductions Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
i love it hahahahhahaah
Very good composition ^-^
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StevetheDawg Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished watching Hail to the King today and when I saw this I said to myself, "Aw Yeah". Could totally imagine Trevor doing this in the prison cafeteria.
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Soul-of-Silesian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Great take of funny character

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CommandantHelgeland Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Turns out he is not the Manderian...at all. All Hail The King shows that there is a real Manderian the The Ten Rings are pissed...so..he is about to lose his life.
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was plesently surprised with this take on the Mandarin for a few reasons. One, Ben Kingsley is hilarious in this role. Two, it was a good twist. And three, the Mandarin in the comics has never struck me as a villain for Iron Man. Iron Man on his own tends to take on foes like him who use advanced technology and science. While the Mandarin does have some of that element he's also a mystical eastern villain who seems more like a foe for Dr. Strange or Iron Fist.
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Devon-X Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I love it.
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Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GCWarri0r Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome
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BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This movie was amazing. I like how they treat the cinema Marvel universe like a separate to the comic Marvel universe like they're supposed to.
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DarthDestruktor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I liked the twist, for the sake of the twist, but the movie...was terrible.

And they ruined the original Mandarin. What will you feel, when (for example) in Amazing Spider Man the guy who shoot Ben was the "real Lizard" or something?

I just wanted badass Mandarin from the trailers (not even a Chinese Asian guy, Kingsley was fine) with technological rings. Damn - If you do not want rings, give him Extermis virus instead! Was that a big deal?

But Kingley actor skills still were amazing. And your art is great also. And funny.

PS: Sorry for my bad English. I am not native english speaker.
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GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional
I SWEAR this was Ben Kingsley's best role....I love everything he does, but that top knot just got me. 
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Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The man is a true master of method acting, that's for sure.
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, him being a drunken washed up stage actor and fall guy ? Now THAT we  didn't see coming ! :D
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Neyebur Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Este cambio no gustó a mucho, pero a mí me gustó y me hizo gracia, me pareció una buena forma de adaptarlo
Y esta imagen lo refleja muy bien ^^
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Darkwilliam1973 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
You know what I don't get why are people saying the Manadarian is named after a fruit when really the dude was named after one of two dialects of Chinese with Cantonese as the other dialect in China?

My biggest question is does the Manadarian have a brother named the Cantonese?
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absent-reality Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Even though I dislike what they did to the Mandarin this is pretty awesome.
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141188 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I enjoyed the movie and Ben Kingsley did great as both "Mandarin" and Trevor. Still wish the though it would have had the intimidating villain trailers promised. :D FAVE
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
[link] < the REAL Mandarin. The Mandarin made the absolute worst transition to film in superhero history. The Donnerverse Lex Luthor was done better. Even Schumacher's Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy were better. EVEN BANE FROM THE SAME MOVIE WAS BETTER! Iron Man 3 should be remade by someone who actually knows the comics.
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Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It would appear that you did not like the movie.
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:iconlaharl234:
Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nope
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PostmodernD Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Still mad about this.
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chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
[link]

Give me your tears.
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I liked the plotwist, and Killian seemed to be the best villain in the movie (BREATHING FIRE FTW!!), since he wanted revenge against Tony and the government to finance his experiments (A.I.M is responsible for create M.O.D.O.K). Dont get me wrong, i LOVED Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin a lot!!
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He wasn't the Mandarin. Nobody in the shit heap of a movie was the Mandarin. You want the Mandarin? Here's the fucking Mandarin! [link]
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Sure...

Killian was the Mandarin the whole time.(I loved Kingsley performance by the way)
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No he wasn't. Killian was Killian. The Mandarin is a guy with ten rings that each have a different power. He's not just a stupid corrupt businessman like their version of Killian. You want to know what happened to Killian in the comics? He shot himself after realizing what Extremis was doing.
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Yes, i know.
But in the movie, Killian was the Mandarin.
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In the movie Killian was Killian. He was not the Mandarin, no matter what the morons who made it say.
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Well... he says "Im the Mandarin!!" so, yeah...
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:iconlaharl234:
Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And that doesn't really make him the Mandarin. Since he doesn't even come close to being an adaptation of the Mandarin, he doesn't deserve to be called that in any way.
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AnikaLunaStVladimir Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Trevor! You just crack me up! :3
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Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, he's such a nice guy
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chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like how this is the most popular Mandarin picture on all of DA.
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, it is!
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Neyebur Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Gran representación de la peli xD
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lintushadow Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Hahahahaha que genial!!
me encanta!
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:iconart-calavera:
Art-Calavera Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me alegro!
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GuyverSnake Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
"It's complicated..."
Great picture. Real comical pose :)
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Hallpen Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
lolololo what an awesome art!:love:
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BatboyEXE Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
to be fair, I'm glad they went in this direction with the mandarin

the movies usually have a theme of advanced technology and the mandarin, a user of magic (or alien technology, damn retcons) would throw this off (Imagin Trigon in a Batman movie for example). plus hey, he's right. you don't see the mandarin coming.
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Mad-Plot-Bunny Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This guy. XD
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angelo033 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
mandarin: you'll never see me coming
me: yup that was spot on
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aRobonianguy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I lol. Good job.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pose, can of soda and the "spring in his step" give this picture a lot of attitude :XD:
Not a huge fan of the movie myself but I do enjoy the this artwork :nod:
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Art-Calavera Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well thanks then!
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem =)
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DeadPegasus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I felt fucking gyped.
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