Fin Fang Foom was an alien from planet Maklu IV, or Kakaranathara, who hibernated close to his spaceship while his crewmates infiltrated Earth society, and awakened from time to time to threaten humanity and its heroes. The first time was when teenager Chan Liuchu awakened him and aided him in fighting back the Chinese Communist Party. He was later awakened by Mandarin, who stole the ten rings, and whom had been directed to the Valley of Dragons by a Chen Hsu, who was one of Fin's crewmates in disguise. Mandarin then proceeded to threaten the Chinese government with him, taking over one third of China. Chen and Fin then started to summon their other crewmates, who had been disguised as humans for centuries. Mandarin, realizing he had been tricked, then teamed up with Iron Man and War Machine to defeat the creatures. Though he had been destroyed, his spirit was then put into a dragon statue who then urged teenager Billy Yuan to steal the statue telepathically. Fin then took over Yuan's body and summoned thousands of lizards from the sewers to recreate his own form. He was defeated again by Iron Man and the last remnants of Billy's mind.