Re: Iron Man 3 Villain?
The Mandarin is Iron Man's arch-nemesis. He is to Iron Man as the Joker is to Batman, or Lex Luthor to Superman.
In the comics the Mandarin has 10 rings and each ring gives him a superpower. Now people,...this will CLEARLY be re-done to fit the trend of the Iron Man films. In the comics the Mandarin's power is more mystical than anything else but with the way the Iron Man films have been going it's pretty obvious that he won't be depicted the same way as in the comics. Either his rings will be somewhat tech-based, or they won't really be "rings".
The Extremis Virus
The Extremis Virus is a nanotech-based virus that was meant to create stronger soldiers. It was basically a tech-approach to the Super Soldier Serum that Captain America took. In the comics, Tony gets fcked up by a villain and ends up having to take it to save his life. When Tony takes the virus it melds his suit to his body and stores it in his bone marrow. He gains the ability to summon his suit at will. Again, this all seems a bit OP so we should expect some differences in the movie.