Somehow, the Mandarin fell off the radar and I haven't been able to find much information on where is currently is in Marvel 616.
I am planning on creating a heroic version of the Mandarin and found the 10 rings on the marvel wiki.
There are a LOT of powers and effects, so obviously I would need to scale back. HOWEVER, if I were doing an "Old School Mandarin" with all 10 rings, how would I handle all of the Power Traits assuming the Power Set is "The Rings of the Mandarin", or "Alien Makluan Rings"?
1. Ice Blast Ring (Left Little Finger): This ring allows the Mandarin to project waves of up intense cold and ice, including trapping foes in ice blocks and sheaths. (Ice Blast)
2. Mento-Intensifier Ring (Left Ring Finger): This ring magnifies the Mandarin’s psionic energies, allowing him to mentally manipulate the thoughts and actions of others. (Mind Control)
a. Mental Illusions – The Mandarin may psionically generate illusions within the minds of others. These illusions are very realistic and are capable of affecting all of the senses (vision, hearing, taste, touch and smell).
b. Mental Paralysis – The Mandarin may psionically manipulate the minds of others, temporarily paralyzing them.
3. Electro-Blast Ring (Left Middle Finger): This ring allows the Mandarin to project blasts of Electrical Energy. (Electric Blast)
4. Flame-Blast Ring (Left Index Finger): This ring allows the Mandarin to project blasts of infrared to produce flame or ignite combustible materials. (Flame Blast)
5. White Light Ring (Left Thumb): This ring allows the Mandarin to generate and manipulate various forms of electromagnetic energy. (Energy Control and Energy Blast)
a. Light Burst – The Mandarin may generate bursts of high intensity light to blind opponents.
b. Gravity Field – The Mandarin may encase opponents in a field of heavy gravity, pinning them to the surfaces.
c. Magnetic Levitation – The Mandarin may utilize electromagnetic fields to levitate and manipulate objects.
d. Image Projection – The Mandarin may project holographic illusions. He can also produce multiple images to confuse an opponent, or make a substantially larger version of himself.
6. Black Light Ring (Right Little Finger): This Ring allows the Mandarin to create an area of darkness, presumably using Darkforce energy to do so. (Darkness Control)
7. Disintegration Beam Ring (Right Ring Finger): This ring allows the Mandarin to project a beam of energy capable of destroying the bonds between the atoms and molecules, causing inanimate objects to disintegrate. This ring must recharge for 20 minutes after each use. (Transmutation)
8. Vortex Beam Ring (Right Middle Finger): The ring causes the air to move about at high speed in a vortex. The vortex can be used as an offensive weapon, as a means of levitating objects, or as a means of propelling the ring's wearer through the air. (Air Control, Air Blast)
9. Impact Beam Ring (Right Index Finger): This Ring allows the Mandarin to generate and project various beams of concussive force. (Kinetic Blast and Sonic Blast - Both operate on moving molecules)
a. Force Blast (Electron Beam, Neutron Beam) – The Mandarin may project blasts of concussive energy.
b. Sonic Beam – The Mandarin may project waves of high-intensity sound.
10. Matter-Rearranger Ring (Right Thumb): This Ring allows the Mandarin to manipulate the atomic and molecular structures of matter. It cannot transmute elements or affect objects encased in force or energy fields. (Transmutation)
a. Poison Gas – The Mandarin may transform the surrounding air into a Toxic gas.
b. Solidify Gas – The Mandarin may solidify the air around opponents, encasing them in blocks of cement-like material.
c. Rearrange costume and/or alter appearance.
So all told I have:
Mind Control (Illusion/Paralysis)
Energy Control (Light (Hologram)/Gravity/Magnetic) (Energy Blasts)
Transmutation (Disintegration Ray)
Air Control (Air Blast)
Kinetic Blast (Force and Sonic)
Transmutation (Matter Transmute)
With these he obviously has Afflict (+D6 and +1 Effect when using Rings to create Complications) since he is creating ice blocks, mental illusions and paralysis, darkness fields and transmuted poison gas.
How would I actual put these into a power set for the "Main" Mandarin? Would they all just be power traits in his Ring Power Set?