I was originally aiming for Ming the Merciless, but then I thought to myself, “Who is kind of like Ming, but more outrageous? Mentok the Mindtaker, of course!”
I should have plotted the letters first, then constructed the figure, but this all came together on the fly. I was just fiddling with poses and ended up with this before I knew what was happening. It was as though someone had taken my mind. MINDTAKER!