Mandarin asks his Ironed men to go and get some resources for Tony to build his super weapon. Our masked Tron-like iron man tries to stop them. Pepper shows up to help in her suit. Mandarin is watching Tony as he does a surgery on Zeke and Tony realizes the file is wrong and it's the wrong person. I guess Mandarin falls for that? Anyway Mandarin tells Tony about how he got the rings, which is strangely similar to Green Lantern. Anyway, he says they aren't actually rings, the human just views them as such. They are actually the souls of fallen alien warriors. Weird. Zeke wakes up from surgery and he's no longer mentally handicapped and ready to help Tony out. His giant machine is nearly done…the plan is set.
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Anyone else think Mandarin's retelling is strangely like Green Lantern. Maybe I'm just forgetting my Iron Man lore.