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Real Name
Unknown; has been called Khan, which may be his real name or another alias
Current Alias

Master Khan



Tong Triad (leader)

Genghis Khan (father, deceased);

unnamed mother (deceased);

Shin Zhang (step-father; deceased)


Base Of Operations






Marital Status


Fanatical scientific and martial arts training from birth.


First appearance


Mandarin was the son of one of the wealthiest men in pre-revolutionary mainland China, who was the son of Genghis Khan and a noblewoman. Khan died upon their son's birth, and he was raised by his mother, who was passive for the West. She married a man named Shin Zhang, who was abusive and despised Mandarin's mother. One day, Mandarin stumbled upon an abandoned Makluan spacecraft, and found the crew's project for their government back on the Makluan homeworld: the Makluan rings.

Once Mandarin returned home with the rings: Zhang had killed Mandarin's mother. Putting on the rings, Mandarin killed Zhang. Since the rings were apparently not finished, Mandarin went insane with world domination as his only mindset.

Iron Man

Years later, Mandarin formed a terrorist group: the Tong Triad. Gaining news of the Jericho missile funded by Stark Industries, Mandarin orders Tony Stark captured. Stark is critically wounded by a gunshot during the capture. Mandarin offers Stark freedom in exchange for building a Jericho missile for the group, truly planning to enslave Stark.

Suspicious of Stark, Mandarin had the Tong investigate, and out of the cave came out Stark in the Iron Man MK1 Armor. Battling his forces, he managed to damage the armor, though Stark escaped.

Mandarin goes into a rage about Stark's escape and orders his men to initiate a revenge plan. He has a squad of Tong to distract Stark, while Mandarin constructs the Jericho missile. He makes an announcement that he'll launch the missile at New York City if the United Nations not surrender. Stark arrives and a battle ensues between the hero & villain. Rhodes secretly infiltrates the compound and shuts down the launch. However Mandarin incapacitates Rhodes & Stark, and initiates the launch. Stark manages to fire his repulsor blasts at the missiles, blowing it up. He then fires his the untested "Unibeam" at the Mandarin, knocking him out. Mandarin and the Tong taken in by S.H.I.E.L.D.

Powers and Abilities


The Mandarin possesses superhuman physical prowess. The Mandarin can survive for years without food and water by living on stored Chi.


The Mandarin is a superb athlete with tremendous skill in the various Oriental martial arts. The Mandarin is one of the world'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.

The Mandarin is extremely knowledgeable on ancient history, specifically that of Asia and China.

Strength level



None known.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: The Makluan Rings of Power

  • Purple Makluan Ring: Allows Mandarin to teleport and manipulate energy for various purposes. Mandarin uses this ring most often.
    • Teleportation: The Mandarin can teleport himself and others anywhere he wants. His range of teleportation increases with the more rings he holds, even to other dimensions.
    • Vacuum Explosions: He can create explosive waves around himself. He can attack his opponents with pure force with this ring.
    • Force Fields: Mandarin can use force fields in battle. He can use them to shield himself from stronger attacks. They also reflect his opponents attacks against them. Mandarin can also project a localized field around a person, crushing him down to the ground.
    • Energy Blasts: fiery orange blasts of energy.
  • Yellow Makluan Ring: It allows him to emit destructive blasts of lightning.
    • Lightning Generation: The Mandarin can generate strong lightning from this ring. He can generate lightning strong enough to cripple the Iron Man Armor.
  • Blue Makluan Ring: This has power over water and intense cold.
    • Water Field: Creates a barrier-field of water around a target. The Mandarin can control this field however he wants either to crush the target or peel off any covering it has.
    • Ice Projection: This ring can generate intense cold to freeze his enemies.
  • Red Makluan Ring: This ring gives the Mandarin the ability to control fire in any way he wishes.
  • Brown Makluan Ring: This ring can manipulate the earth.
    • Earthquakes: This ring can cause earthquakes to occur, crushing cities.
  • Orange Makluan Ring: Has the ability to alter matter.
    • Acid Cloud: It can produce an acid cloud that is capable of eating through any material. This includes the Iron Man Armor.
  • Pink Makluan Ring: This grants the Mandarin enhanced mental power.
    • Hypnosis: It can influence the minds of others to control them and cloud their memories.
    • Clairvoyance: All hidden knowledge can be accessed through this ring.
    • Knowledge Transference: This ring can transfer knowledge from his mind to the targeted mind. It can be used to replay memories in another person's mind.
  • Green Makluan Ring: This ring grants the user biokinesis to an unknown extent.
  • White Makluan Ring: Grants the power of wind to the Mandarin.
    • Wind Manipulation: Can start and stop strong winds and vortexes at any time.
    • Super Speed: Allows the Mandarin to move as fast as the wind.
  • Black Makluan Ring: Can control darkforce power. This ring is the strongest of all the ten rings.
    • Darkforce Manipulation: It can unleash powerful energy waves and erect barriers of darkforce. It also has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions.


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