Characters: Marvel Cinematic Universe
aka: MCU Heroes
This page lists characters that appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
films, including Marvel One-Shots
and The Avengers
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Scott Edward Harris Lang / Ant-Man II
"One question... Is it too late to change the name?"
A professional thief who is seeking to make amends for his crimes. He is approached by the original Ant-Man, Dr. Hank Pym, who tells him to use his technology in order to pull off a major heist that can save the Earth. He is able to shrink in size, gain enhanced strength, and communicate with insects using his suit.
Portrayed By: Chadwick Boseman
The King of the African nation of Wakanda, and the inheritor of the title of "Black Panther" from his father, T'Chaka. His powers include enhanced senses, superhuman strength, speed, and durability, heightened reflexes, and the knowledge of the Black Panthers who served before him.
- Super Reflexes: He has heightened agility.
- Super Senses: All of his senses have been enhanced and he can recall anything he has smelled or heard for a long time afterwards.
- Super Speed: He's faster than any recorded human athlete.
- Super Strength: T'Challa is far stronger than even an Olympic weightlifter, though not to the level of Hulk or Thor.
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange / Doctor Strange
An expert surgeon whose career ended abruptly when a car crash destroyed the nerves in his hands. He eventually sought out the Ancient One in search of a cure for his condition, and he became the Sorcerer Supreme once he proved himself worthy. He regained the ability to use his hands once more - and as long as he can use them and speak, he can utilize a slew of magical abilities.
- Alliterative Name: Steven Strange.
- The Archmage: It comes with the territory of being the Sorcerer Supreme.
- Badass Bookworm: He's able to know quite a lot about the magical world while still being able to kick enough ass to protect it.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Of a sort - Jasper Sitwell mentions him as being one of Project Insight targets in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Word of God states that this was before he became Sorcerer Supreme, though.
- Fingore: He lost all control of his hand nerves in a car accident.
Peter Benjamin Parker / Spider-Man
Portrayed By: ???
An Ordinary High-School Student
who received superpowers as a result of a bite from a scientifically-altered spider. He can now crawl walls, spin webs, sense nearby threats, and had the proportionate strength and speed of a spider.
- Badass Bookworm: Not only is he highly intelligent, but he's also the strongest street-level hero.
- Kid Hero: He's still in high school when he's introduced, making him the youngest superhero in the setting.
- Nephewism: His parent died and left him in the care of his aunt and uncle.
- Ordinary High-School Student: A fašade he has to keep up for a while.
- Secret Identity: One of the few characters in the setting to have one and actively maintain it.
- Spiders Are Scary: Not really, considering that he's fairly outgoing.
- Spider-Sense: But of course. He's able to sense a threat quickly enough to be able to dodge it almost instantly.
- Teen Genius: A bright mind in the MCU, and he's not even out of high school.
- Unexpected Character: With Sony having an iron grip on the film rights to the character, no one expected him to appear in any Marvel Cinematic Universe films. The fact that Marvel managed to get them to deal at all came as shock to just about everybody.
- Wall Crawl: One of his most well-known abilities.
Portrayed By: ???
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A woman that came into contact with the alien species known as the Kree, granting her super-powers. Her powers include extremely improved strength, speed, and durability, along with flight, the ability to anticipate the moves of her opponents, photonic blasts, and energy absorption.
- The Smurfette Principle: So far, she is the only female character in the MCU to lead her own movie.
- Spider-Sense: She has precognitive powers, but they aren't as reliable as Spider-Man's.
Portrayed By: ???
A hidden race of superhumans. The alien race known as the Kree once visited the planet Earth in its infancy and granted enhanced intelligence to a select group of primitive humans. The Kree later abandoned their creations, who now resided on an island called Attilan. On Attilan, these humans discovered Terrigen Mist, which gave them superpowers and altered their appearances. They remained hidden throughout history, but were eventually called upon to deal with a threat that would not only endanger their own species, but the human race as well.
Eventually, two unaware Inhumans gained powers upon exposure to Terrigen Gas: Daisy Johnson
. See those respective pages for details on those characters.
- Badass Family: The royal family of Inhumans are related to one another in addition to kicking ass.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Their first appearance - in the second season of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. - came in 2014, a whole four years before their movie was slated to release. Then it was taken even further when Inhumans got delayed another year to make room for Spider-Man.
- Expy: Their roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem to be based on those of the X-Men, which Marvel Studios can't use in their movies until they work out a deal with 20th Century Fox, who own the rights.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: The royal family that rules over Attilan will fight to protect their race.
- Super Empowering: Inhumans gain their powers through Terrigen Mist.
- Ultraterrestrials: The Inhumans are all born on Earth, but only exist because of Kree influence.
Matthew "Matt" Murdock / Daredevil
Portrayed By: Charlie Cox
A lawyer from Hell's Kitchen who saved the life of a blind man as a child. The man was about to be met with exposure to a dangerous chemical, but Murdock stepped in to shield him - which ironically ended up blinding him
. While the chemicals took away his sight, his other senses were enhanced greatly, and he was able to become a Living Lie Detector
in addition to gaining an echolocation ability. He became an extremely versatile gymnast and martial artist as well, and he decided to take the law into his own hands when the traditional justice system failed.
- Alliterative Name: Matthew Murdock.
- Anti-Hero: Unlike most Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes, he is firmly established as being morally ambiguous from the get-go.
- Boxing Battler: He takes a bit after his father, who was a professional boxer.
- Brooklyn Rage: He lives in Hell's Kitchen. He will raise Hell in battle.
- Cane Fu: His cane also serves as a pair of billy clubs.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: As mentioned, his superpowers don't necessarily help him in combat so much as they help him maintain heightened awareness. Everything else is the result of pushing an otherwise-normal human body to the limit.
- Cool Shades: As Matt Murdock, he wears a pair to get by with blindness.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In spite of wearing all black, and later donning a devil outfit, he's a heroic character.
- Empowered Badass Normal: His only powers are his super-senses; otherwise, he's as vulnerable as any other human. Nonetheless, he's able to put up quite a fight when push comes to shove.
- Genius Bruiser: He's a capable lawyer in addition to being a skilled combatant.
- Handicapped Badass: He can kick your ass in a fight and in the courtroom.
- Living Lie Detector: He's able to figure out if the person he's talking to is lying based on sensing their heartbeat.
- Movie Superheroes Wear Black: His first outfit is made up of black cloth. However, it should be noted that this is a Homage to a costume that the character wore during Frank Miller's run rather than getting rid of the color in the process of adaptation; the red costume is said to make an appearance eventually.
- Red-Headed Hero: Just like in many adaptations, Matt is redheaded.
- Sunglasses at Night: Because he's blind.
Jessica Campbell / Jessica Jones / Jewel
A detective who had a car accident as a child that doused her in chemicals and left her comatose. When she awoke, she realized that her family had perished, and she was adopted soon thereafter. She later discovered that she had superpowers - specifically, flight and enhanced strength/durability. She became a low-key superhero for a brief period of time, until she was kidnapped by Zebediah Killgrave, who subjected her to mental torture. Eventually, she escaped, but she started a detective agency dealing with superhumans, in part to continue protecting the law, and in part to get revenge on the man who put her through torment.
Carl Lucas / Luke Cage / Power Man
Portrayed By: Mike Colter
A "hero-for-hire" from Harlem who had been convicted of a crime he did not commit. When offered parole in exchange for working under an experiment, Cage took the opportunity, which allowed him to gain a Healing Factor
along with improved strength, durability, and stamina. Later on in his life, Cage became romantically involved with Jessica Jones, and joined forces with Iron Fist on several occasions.
Portrayed By: ???
Appearances: Iron Fist | The Defenders
The head of the Rand Corporation who sought out the mystical city of K'un-Lun after his parents. While his mother and father both died on the expedition, he was adopted by the monks of the city and was taught a number of martial arts. Pushing the power of his own fists to the limit, he harnessed the power of ki in his attacks, and learned to use it to accomplish a number of other superhuman feats. He returned to New York after a decade of training, seeking justice for the deaths of his parents.
A mysterious race of cyborg aliens in the employment of Loki and the Other. They invade Earth in The Avengers
"We look beyond the Earth to greater worlds the Tesseract will unveil."
Portrayed By: Alexis Denisof
An alien who acts as the liaison between the master of the Chitauri and Loki.
- Back for the Dead: Appears in Guardians of the Galaxy in a couple of scenes, acting as a middleman between Ronan and Thanos. When Ronan goes to see Thanos in person, he grows annoyed with the Other constantly arguing with him, and kills him.
- Black Cloak: He wears a black robe that covers the top half of his face.
- Canon Foreigner: Created for Marvel Cinematic Universe. However...
- The Dragon: Appears at first to be working for Loki, but is quickly revealed to be the intermediary for the even more powerful Thanos. After his untimely death, it appears the Titan's adopted daughter Nebula will take his place instead.
- Easily Conquered World: Believed Earth would be one of these, and that the entire Earth would surrender the minute the Chitauri landed.
- Of Emperor Palpatine, a nasty-looking, cloaked and evil benefactor of someone else, who often speaks in a hammy, raspy voice. Though it turns out he's The Dragon to the MCU's true counterpart to Palpatine, Thanos.
- Given as noted above, the Chitauri are expies if the parademons and Thanos is triadtionally a expy for Darkseid, he could be one for Dessad.
- Flanderization: In The Avengers The Other was much more subdued compared to his mostly shrieking role in Guardians of the Galaxy. His constant harping about respecting Thanos gets him killed by Ronan.
- Humanoid Aliens: He has the same general shape as a human (and of course is played by a human actor), but the details are very different. For starters, he has two thumbs on each hand. It's not really clear if he's of the same race as the Chitauri.
- In the Hood: His hood helps to further obscure his face. You get to see his surprised eye when Ronan kills him.
- Malevolent Masked Man: A servant of Thanos who hides half of his face.
- Mouth of Sauron: Serves as the mouthpiece for his master.
- Nightmare Face: Though we only see some of it.
- Neck Snap: Ronan kills the Other using a blast of force from his hammer, not only breaking his spine but twisting his head nearly 180░.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Something of a given for anyone who willingly serves Thanos.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: In Guardians of the Galaxy, he only appears briefly before Ronan kills him.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: From the start of The Avengers, he shows annoyance over working with Loki. Though, it was ultimately up to Thanos to make that decision. In Guardians of the Galaxy, he also doesn't like working with Ronan the Accuser much either, chastising him for talking to Thanos without the proper respect. This provokes Ronan into killing him.
- Undying Loyalty: To his master, Thanos.
- The Worf Effect: James Gunn acknowledges doing this with him on the commentary for Guardians, saying seeing the guy who Loki was submissive towards killed so easily was meant to drive home how dangerous Ronan was.
"Technically, we're not even sure it works, but— well, let's face it, I invented it, so it works." Portrayed by:
Gerard Sanders, John Slattery, Dominic Cooper
The founder and CEO of Stark Industries, and Tony Stark's father. During World War II, he was America's biggest military contractor, and one of the leading scientists behind the Super Soldier
project. He occasionally assisted Rogers in several missions during his tenure before returning to Stark Industries.
After the war, he became a founding member of SHIELD.
- Ace Pilot: The best civilian pilot in the USA during WWII, skills he uses to fly Steve Rogers 30 miles behind enemy lines.
- Always Someone Better: In the second film, it seems Tony thinks his father was this to him. Quite aside from Howard Stark's apparent lack of parenting skills, he's been "dead for almost twenty years...still takin' [Tony] to school".
- The Atoner: Eventually he get fed up with all the destruction his inventions cause. It's implied he founded SHIELD as way to make amends.
- Ambiguously Bi: Some choice lines from Agent Carter point to Howard having it pretty bad for Steve:
- Howard Stark: "I know how much Steve means to you because I know how much he means to me!"
- Peggy Carter: "Howard, I know you loved him because I loved him too!"
- Ambiguously Jewish: In the fourth episode of Agent Carter, Howard relates several details of his background that hint at this.
- Cursed with Awesome: His technical genius becomes this when he sees the destruction his inventions can cause especially the ones that weren't even suppose to be weapons.
- Bigger Stick: Working on a Super Soldier project either led to this kind of thinking or is his reason for being there in the first place. In any case, he's the page quote.
- Brains and Bondage / Casual Kink: In Agent Carter, Peggy finds a closet of female fetish clothes Stark uses to add a "theatrical element" to his private life in his... personal penthouse.
- Brainy Brunette: He built Stark Industries on technology and arranging military contracts.
- Break the Cutie:
- Strongly implied - in CA, Howard's cheerful, optimistic, and outgoing, as opposed to the bitter, emotionally-distant drunk he's shown to be in other films. Steve's "death" was likely a Cynicism Catalyst - Tony claims Howard couldn't stop talking about him decades later.
- Having to confront all the destruction his inventions also helped him along the way
- The reveal in Winter Soldier that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been taken over from within by HYDRA, and Howard knew about it, may have also had a lot do with his emotional turn later in life.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: An odd example. Even he can't remember every woman he's gone out with.
- Butt Monkey: To some degree, inventions wise. His hover car appears to work until it falls down to the ground, and when he's studying the Cube, he's Blown Across the Room.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Played with. Jarvis says that he has frequent "private entertaining" sessions but during the war he becomes quite professional while maintains his image on stage.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not quite as snarky as his son, but he's no slouch.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?:
- In Agent Carter it appears Peggy is the only SSR agent who doesn't jump to believing the frame job on him.
- During WWII he had to contend with officers who thought they knew how to use his inventions better than he did. And many innocent people died because of it.
- Of Howard Hughes, specifically Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator, especially apparent in the Agent Carter short.
- Of his son, Tony (he has a mustache but no beard, like how Tony was drawn for many years until the Heroes Reborn introduced the bearded look)... and Walt Disney. Check out the plan for his expo!
- For Science!: His main reason for creating his inventions. He's not pleased when his partner Anton Vanko is Only in It for the Money. This is probably why he looks and sounds very hurt when Peggy suggests that he's Only in It for the Money where Steve's blood and all the cures that it could lead to are concerned. He even outright asks her, "What kind of man do you think I am?"
- Insufferable Genius: Like father, like son. Though with a strange sense of modesty.
Howard Stark: Speaking modestly, I'm the best mechanical engineer in this country, but I do not know what's inside this [HYDRA submarine] or how it works.
- It Runs in the Family/Like Father, Like Son: Technological genius and playboy with a streak of showmanship who dresses very well and becomes involved with superheroes.
- Both Tony and Howard eventually become disillusioned with the weapons business after seeing all the chaos it causes and wish to make amends by doing something good (Tony became Iron Man, Howard founded SHIELD) while still having to deal with politicians and General Ripper characters who keep wanting them to make weapons.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tony may not know about this until after he's dead, but he's very loyal and benevolent to Steve Rogers; not that it helps Tony's case.
- Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Hinted at in Winter Soldier. When Natasha questions why S.H.I.E.L.D. never caught on to HYDRA's infiltration, Zola smugly remarks "Accidents will happen." News clippings of the Starks' deaths then appear onscreen.
- Mad Scientist: He's got the tendencies, even if he doesn't have the attitude.
Howard: Seems harmless enough. Hard to see what all the fuss is about.
(touches energy bit, massive explosion blows him back)
Howard: (dazed, yet unconcerned) ...Write that down.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: In The Winter Soldier, it's revealed that the car accident that killed him and his wife was in fact an assassination arranged by HYDRA.
- My Greatest Failure: Not finding Steve after he crashed the Valkyrie into the Arctic. It was how Ivchenko was able to put him under hypnosis.
- Mr. Alt Disney: Richard Sherman (who with his brother Robert composed and wrote songs for Walt Disney) wrote the Stark Expo Jingle in Iron Man 2. And compare the video footage of Slattery's Howard in Iron Man 2 with episodes of Disneyland, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney, particularly ones about "The Florida Project" and "Epcot." The resemblance is deliberate and eerie.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In Agent Carter, his inventions end up causing mass death and destruction once Leviathan finally gets their hands on them. In many cases, his inventions were actually not weapons and were intended to be used as defensive equipment for soldiers, but severely flawed prototypes meant that they could end up accidentally causing mass death. Much more vile characters then make use of these "weapons". Even Jarvis said his inventions as "Mr. Stark's bloody inventions" while losing most of his usual Servile Snarker tone in his voice, indicating even he's horrified with his boss' work.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Doing your patriotic duty to help your home country defeat the Nazis by becoming a military contractor? All well and good until a General Ripper steals one your untested dangerous prototypes and it causes nothing but innocent deaths when it turns out it induces a Hate Plague.
- Non-Action Guy: He's an excellent pilot and a genius weapon's designer, but no fighter.
- Parental Favoritism: The fact that Howard, always a distant and hard-to-please dad, "never shut up" about Steve Rogers is a thorny point with Tony by the time The Avengers rolls around, fuelling his initial dislike of Steve.
- Parental Neglect: Howard was proud of Tony and left him the map to creating a new element, but it sounds like he was as bad at communicating his feelings as Tony.
Tony: He was cold, calculating, never told me he loved me, didn't even tell me that he liked me, so it's a bit hard for me to digest that he said the whole "future is riding on me" thing. You're talking about a man whose happiest day of his life was shipping me off to boarding school.
- Possibly Fridge Brilliance: He knew he was in danger, and Tony being far away from him and safe may have been why he was happy about it.
- Platonic Life Partners: Deconstructed with Peggy. Howard genuinely respects her skills (unlike most men in the tie period) and Peggy is one of the few women he doesn't flirt with (aside from friendly teasing). However, because of his history as a notorious playboy, many people (including Peggy's co-workers) assume that they have a romantic relationship or Peggy is attracted by the playboy's sex appeal.
- The Pornomancer: Much like his son, Agent Carter shows this is a running trait. And as shown in the episode "A Sin to Err", he appears to be even better at it than Tony.
- Posthumous Character: Averted in The First Avenger, Agent Carter, and the one-shot he appears in, due to their taking place in the 1940's, but in the modern-day setting of most of the films, Howard has been deceased since December of 1991.
- Redemption Equals Death: Stark shows shades of believing this in "Agent Carter", believing that setting himself up as bait in a trap is the best way to make up for the damage done by his weapons. "This is the only way to redeem myself!"
- Reed Richards Is Useless: Howard Stark had access to the Tesseract but was unable to do anything with it beyond building the Arc Reactor, which was "never cost-effective." It is implied that this was due to the fact that Stark was limited by the technology of his time (he knew how to make it work but he didn't have the tools and equipment to implement what was necessary to make it work). It is also possible that the Tesseract wasn't putting forth the same power that it was before. note He also developed an antigravity car in 1942, but was never able to "iron out the kinks" by the modern day, apparently for the same reasons.
- The weapons stolen from him in Agent Carter have a level of this. He makes a personal massager that paralyzes people and a heat source that blows up. So much for "I invented it, so it works," huh?
- Apparently he is fully aware that this trope is in effect when it comes to those devices stolen from him as seen in Valediction.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: While on the run in Agent Carter, he calls his butler Jarvis for assistance in preparing his favorite drink.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections! And Money: Howard develops weapons for the military, which is why he wasn't punished for helping Steve with his Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right.
- Self-Made Man: Howard claims his parents were working class people from Manhattan's Lower East Side, so he had to fight his way to the top and his millions.
- The Smart Guy: In-charge of improving Cap's shield and costume.
- Stepford Smiler: Underneath is cocky showy persona he harbors deep feelings of guilt for his failure to to find Steve and all the death and destruction his inventions bring.
- Time-Shifted Actor: Played by a total of three actors corresponding to the different ages at which the character appears: by Dominic Cooper in the 1940s, by John Slattery in the 1960s and 1970s, and by Gerard Sanders in various flashback photos in Iron Man.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Over the years he's becoming this, especially when he started to become a father for Tony. He didn't exhibit any real Jerkass tendencies during World War II; only a very mild dig at Rogers not noticing the radioactivity of a cube fragment.
A pioneer of the comic industry, and the creator or co-creator of most of the characters so far featured in not only the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also the X-Men
and other non-Disney film and franchises. Much like Alfred Hitchcock, it has become a tradition for Stan Lee to make cameo appearances in most movies or TV series based on Marvel Comics, MCU and otherwise.
- A Lady on Each Arm: Appears with them in Iron Man and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- As Himself: Except perhaps in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, where he may or may not have been Hugh Hefner and Larry King. Definitely not himself in Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter, since he would been about 60 years younger at that point in time. Also not himself in Guardians of the Galaxy unless he's mastered interstellar space travel.
- Badass Mustache: Present in every single one of his appearances.
- Butt Monkey: Mistakes a Senator's aide for Captain America, Tony Stark can never get his name right, gets sick from a gamma radiation laced soft drink, has the back of his truck ripped off, and misses all of The Avengers' action in New York. By Thor: The Dark World, he's in an asylum. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he's a Smithsonian guard who's going to lose his job after Steve breaks in and takes his WWII uniform to wear in the climax of the film. In a deleted cut of Guardians of the Galaxy, he somehow ends up becoming one of The Collector's collection.
- Creator Cameo: With the exception of his appearance in Captain America. He did not create that character but was responsible for bringing him into the Silver Age, as well as creating Cap's now-iconic shield throwing. He also appears in Guardians of the Galaxy despite only having a hand in creating Groot. Even then, Stan's original characterization of Groot was incredibly different from what is seen in the modern comics and the film.
- Cool Old Guy: Some are less cool than others; A Lady on Each Arm at a party? Cool. Drinking soda tainted by Hulk blood and collapsing? Not cool.
- Cool Shades: They add to his Cool Old Guy.
- Dirty Old Man: In Iron Man 3, when he gave a Christmas beauty pageant competitor in a skimpy bikini a perfect ten, and is hitting on a much younger woman in Guardians of the Galaxy, with Rocket calling him a "Class-A prevert" and wondering where his wife is.
- The Ditz: In his appearances from Thor onward he's not bright.
- Flat Earth Atheist: In The Avengers: "Superheroes? In New York?"
- General Failure: In Captain America: The First Avenger: "I thought he'd be taller."
- Human Alien: The Stan Lee lookalike seen in Guardians of the Galaxy is Xandarian.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: From 1940s to post 2000, he's even seen on another planet.
- The Pornomancer: When he appeared in Iron Man, where he was mistaken for Hugh Hefner.
- Shipper on Deck: In a deleted scene for The Avengers, after hearing Steve Roger's exchange with a waitress he tells him, "Ask for her number, you moron."
- Weirdness Magnet: If a superhero is in the area, so will he.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Delivers one to a disguised Agent Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. regarding his parenting skills.
Spoiler Character (Marvel One Shots)
Portrayed By: N/A
The Mandarin is the mysterious leader of the Ten Rings terrorist organization that menaced Tony Stark in Iron Man
. Though Aldrich Killian's scheme to use the Mandarin's image in Iron Man 3
made it seem that he was a mere fabrication, the Marvel short All Hail the King
reveals that he is indeed real. Jackson Norris claims he was ordered by the Mandarin to break Trevor Slattery, the fake Mandarin, out of prison, evidently so the Diabolical Mastermind
can punish his impostor personally.
- Bigger Bad: He's behind the Ten Rings, but hasn't yet stepped into the spotlight with any evil plans.
- The Ghost: So far, he's only been referenced by name in Iron Man 3 and All Hail the King, without appearing personally.
- Meaningful Name: The word "Mandarin" comes from an ancient Chinese name for an "advisor to the King". Indeed, he's said to have advised powerful figures throughout human history.
- Really 700 Years Old: Apparently, he's been around since before the Middle Ages. Though he could just be a Legacy Character, like some other versions.
- Walking Spoiler: Revealing his existence gives away The Reveal from Iron Man 3 that the Mandarin appearing in that film is nothing but a Red Herring for Aldrich Killian, not to mention that Killian was lying about being the Mandarin all along.
- Warrior Prince: He's described as a warrior king who's "inspired generations of men".
- We Wait: Jackson Norris notes that his organization has been dormant for some time.