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"You will never see me coming."
―(Iron Man 3) The Mandarin to Tony Stark.

The Mandarin, also known by his real name as Trevor Slattery, is one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Eric Savin) of Iron Man 3.

The Mandarin / Trevor Slattery is portrayed by actor Ben Kingsley.

His identity as the Mandarin was created by Killian and was used as a puppet to hide Killian from being suspected by the US Government. The real mystery behind this, is that The Mandarin is not an actual villain in the movie, but instead is a masked identity to hide Aldrich's true intention. When Tony Stark and James Rhodes find the so-called "Mandarin", it is actually a drunk state of the art actor named Trevor Slattery, who portrayed The Mandarin character in the movie. He was only acting for Aldrich on television and doing terrorist acts plus  threats. The reason is to show as if he was a real villain and threat. Though, all the things he did on television were never true with all the other events that happened were planned by Aldrich and tasked by Extremis Soldiers. Trevor was also featured in the short film The Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King.


Trevor is dressed up in Chinese-like clothes and a dark-green robe with dragon markings.


Trevor used to be a rich person until he got addicted to drugs and became poor. As his life in portraying the infamous Mandarin, Trevor grew to be a simple minded person, but a very serious and great actor when filming for the televised threats to the world.


Years Before Iron Man 3

Slattery was a struggling actor with a drug problem, when Aldrich Killian's organization offered him even more drugs, job and luxury.

Iron Man 3

To cover up the explosions of his Extremis Soldiers, Aldrich Killian hired Slattery to pose as "The Mandarin," the new leader of the Ten Rings terrorist group. As "The Mandarin" Slattery makes several threatening broadcasts to the President, pretending to kill a man as a "lesson."

Tony Stark eventually tracks him down in Miami, Florida with help from J.A.R.V.I.S. and Harley Keener and discovers the truth about Slattery who reveals he is doing this for many nice amenities including drugs, women and a speedboat. Slattery tells Tony the truth, but activates a silent alarm that leads to his capture. Afraid for his life, Slattery claims he told Tony nothing. After escaping, Tony and James Rhodes force Slattery to tell them where to find Killian and lacking a method of transportation, take his speedboat. After everything is over, Slattery is arrested for his role in the threat.

All Hail The King

After being imprisoned at the Seagate Prison, Trevor was interviewed by a documentary filmmaker named Jackson Norris.


"You'll never see me coming."
―(Iron Man 3) Trevor as the Mandarin in a broadcast to America threatening them.
"Lesson number one: Heroes, there is no such thing!"
―(Iron Man 3) The Mandarin about Tony Stark.


  • Ben Kingsley portrayed the role for The Mandarin in Iron Man 3.
    • Kingsley also reprised the role in the Marvel One-Shot, All Hail The King.
    • Kingsley also reprised the role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RIngs.


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