Marvel’s The Mandarin has had a convoluted record from horror mastermind to international bogeyman and, more recently, as the practically immortal master of the criminal organization in Marvel’s newest punch, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Yes, this reputation has been around in some formation or another since the very start of the MCU.

But it’s been a confusing and gale street for The Mandarin, a.k.a. Wenwu, so let’s trace his footpath from the beginning…

In 2008 ‘s Iron Man, a strife of the gunman group the Ten Rings is behind the abduction of Tony Stark in Afghanistan. We learn later in the film that it was Stark’s partner and mentor Obadiah Stane who engineered the entire thing, but it was the Ten Rings who carried it out. By Iron Man 3, a Mandarin imposter known as Trevor Slattery( Ben Kingsley) likewise entered the fray, all under the control of Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian – who seemed to be the real “Mandarin” labor behind the scenes.

But now, in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Tony Leung’s Xu Wenwu is revealed to be the is chairman of a shadowy international structure dating back to the Middle Ages. The Mandarin is just one of the mentions be submitted to him over the centuries…

Watch the video for the full legend of the MCU’s Mandarin and how he has evolved over the years!

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