Iron Man, arguably the most popular superhero in the Marvel Universe, has been on several adventures since his debut in the comic books in March 1963. He’s also possessed a great deal of very powerful armor. Some he was compelled to create against his choice due to the Mandarin. This is the event that will be discussed.
Real Power Of The Ten Rings
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to entertain millions of fans around the world as the most profitable film series in history. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been the focus of attention recently, Phase IV has brought many new heroes, Shang-Chi was one of them, and he was the one who got his hands on the Ten Rings at the end of the 25th film in the series.
The Mandarin, an Iron Man nemesis, has long wielded these Rings in the comics. Iron Man came close to arming him with a tiny army of armored robots. And guess what? That has something to do with the Ten Rings. In the “The Future” arc of the Iron Man comic book series, written by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, the Mandarin does indeed control them all.
Then we discover that these are actually receptacles storing the memories and powers of ancient extraterrestrial warriors known as the Makluans who seek to have their consciousness transferred into bodies that will allow them to leave Earth. When the Mandarin finds out, Tony Stark’s problems begin.
Iron Man Against Ten Rings
The Mandarin seeks to create 10 armors capable of withholding the Ten Rings, assuming that this will allow him to expand his power tenfold. It is for that reason he attacks Tony Stark, whose technology modules he manages to hack and implant in his body after physically and emotionally exhausting him. As a result, he is able to transport it to Mandarin City, where he begins the manufacturing of these “Titanomechs” armors. Stark had already developed prototypes of this incredibly powerful armor before quitting the project.
However, he loses control of himself and completes three of them, which turn out to be among the most dangerous armors he has ever built. Indeed, they are enhanced versions of the armors he researched but it also appears that once attached to a Ring, the alien spirit residing within may transfer both his consciousness and his powers to the Titanomech. Fortunately, the other prisoners (Stane, Whirlwind, Blizzard, and the Living Laser) who were trying to make the armors along with Stark manage to regain consciousness and control of their bodies. After allying with Iron Man they defeat all the armored robots.
However, the Earth is only saved after a violent fight, as the aliens’ departure would have resulted in a cataclysmic catastrophe for the planet. To defeat the Mandarin and all the three Titanomechs, Iron Man needed the support of his partner Stane and the super villains, as well as future technology powered by billions of nanobots. However, there were only three of them, and stopping all the Makluans would have been nearly impossible if the Ten Rings had all worked at the same time. Luckily for Iron Man that wasn’t the case.