Origins

Temugin was the son of the Mandarin and was raised in a temple in the Himalayans separate from the outside world in order to develop an inner peace. The Mandarin first made use of him soon after the formers first meeting with Iron Man by bending the will of Temujin to do his bidding by going to work for Stark Industries with the intent to assassinate Tony Stark. After witnessing Anton Vanko's death at the hands of the second Crimson Dynamo, Temujin began to feel regret at the actions he must take but could not resist the Mandarin's commands. Later that night he snuck into Stark's Office and shot Tony's chest plate, uncovering the truth about Iron Man and Tony Stark.

Before a second shot could be fired Tony escaped with the armour and a chase ensued into an elevator shaft, where Temujin fell and the armour fell out of its case which Tony proceeded to detonate. When no body was found they assumed Temujin had died, when in fact he returned to his father who berated Temujin for his failure, Temujin then did not tell The Mandarin the truth about Stark that he had discovered before the former removed his memory of the entire incident and sent him back to the Himalayas.[3]

After which, Temugin had little contact with the outside world until he was delivered his father's rings and a note explaining that he must avenge his father's death at the hands of Iron Man.[citation needed]

Against Iron Man

He confronted Iron Man while the latter was investigating some illegal activity. He removed his rings to make things 'fair' and was able to severely damage the armor by attacking its 'stress points.'

Stark's countermeasures after their first encounter had limited success in their next fight. Temugin claimed that Stark's technology was a lifeless force and thus no match for the power of chi. Temugin prepared to deliver a finishing blow, but Stark revealed that the monk's order had become corrupt and were committing atrocities. This obviously clashed with Temugin's sense of honor. After their activities had been exposed by Iron Man, one of the monks literally stabbed Temugin in the back.[4]

MODOK's 11

Temugin still hoped to do his father's memory proud. He was contacted by the Spot about a powerful device that M.O.D.O.K. had hired him and others to steal, and which he offered to sell to Temugin at a higher price. Temugin took the device, which he planned to use to power the Makluan Starship and spread his father's ashes from, and used his darkforce ring to send the Spot to another dimension for his treachery, in case he should also attempt to double cross him.

Living Laser attempted to steal the device back but Temugin was able to fight him off. Puma and Nightshade arrived to help their teammate and Temugin became distracted enough by Nightshade's threats to shoot his father's urn, that Puma was able to break free from the ice he had been encased in and claw off one of Temugin's hands. Temugin attempted to continue the fight despite his injury by the group were attacked by the Ultra-Adaptoid under the control of Monica Rappaccini who was also seeking the power source. Temugin was further injured by gave advice on how to stop the Adaptoid.[5]

Atlas Foundation

Temugin was later recruited by Mr. Lao, an agent of the Atlas Foundation, to be Jimmy Woo's second-in-command, fearing Woo was too soft for what the Foundation needed, and putting Temugin in place to succeed Woo as head of the Atlas Foundation.[6]

Powers

Temugin demonstrated the ability to greatly increase the force of his blows in a method presumably similar to that of Iron Fist. He could 'focus' in on a flaw or weak spot similar to Karnak. He also was able to strike many times in a second.

Temugin seemed to possess superhuman durability, perhaps using what certain martial arts style call an 'iron body'. Even when Iron Man managed to injure him, he was able to use his body's chi to heal.

Abilities

Temugin displays martial arts skill that rivals that of other elite martial artists such as Shang Chi and Iron Fist, even Karnak. He also showed a high level of proficiency in using his father's rings.


Equipment

  • Makluan Power Rings In contrast to his father, Temugin prefers using his rings in melee rather than ranged beams.

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