Mandarin is a member of the O'rangers, a team of five siblings from the southeast of North America. The five come from the O'Marbles family, who run an orange farm close to the city of Orlango and also specialize in bull-wrangling and off-road racing. Mandarin, the current patriarch of the family, founded the O'rangers with his brothers Clementin, Kinnowin, Tangerin and his sister Orangin in 2006, and participated in local competitions.
Over the first two years of competing, the O'rangers performed well enough to be noticed by Greg Woods, owner of the Fruit Circuit. In 2008, Woods visited the O'Marbles farm to verify that the O'rangers are a fruit-based team before inviting them to join the Fruit Circuit. The team accepted, and went on to compete in the Fruit Circuit for eight years before it shut down in 2016 due to the rise of the Marble League. In the final year of the Fruit Circuit, the O'rangers managed to earn enough points in the final race to beat the Raspberry Racers for the third spot. The team, along with the Limers and Mellow Yellow, qualified for Marble League 2016.
Initially, the O'rangers were skeptical of Marble League 2016, and so went to the first event, Balancing, under the names O1, O2, O3 and O4, coming in 9th. The team saw the seriousness of the competition. The four decided to reveal their true names before participating in the next event, the Relay Race. In said event, they finished 15th, but got a consolation point because of a construction defect in their lane. They earned their first points by finishing 5th in Event 3, Collision.
In Event 5, the Long Jump, Kinnowin broke the pre-existing Marble League record by 10 centimeters, winning the event and earning the O'rangers their first medal ever, a gold, and 10 points. They did not win any medals in the remaining events, but still finished strong with five top half finishes in a row. In this time Mandarin finished 8th in Event 6, the Water Race. This helped the team end Marble League 2016 in 5th overall with 31 points. Of course they were happy with the results, but wanted more. Mandarin decided to build the team's very own training ground close to the farm.
The O'rangers qualified for Marble League 2017 in third. They started the main competition in the upper half of the field, scoring two 7th places and a 5th place finish in the first three events (Mandarin came 5th in the Long Jump). The O'rangers won a bronze medal in Event 5, Hurdles. The team had continued their training even during the Marble League, but they eventually decided to stop so they could conserve their energy. However, the O'rangers had a few shaky performances in the first half of the season. As of Event 6, the Relay Run, the team had dropped to 9th in the overall standings.
But the O'rangers would soon make up for it by breaking a Marble League record and earning themselves a gold medal in Event 7, Block Pushing, moving up five spots in the standings into 4th place. Their fans were so ecstatic that they attempted to run onto the pitch to celebrate, only to be blocked by a security marble. This marked the start of the team's dominance in the remainder of the season as the O'rangers, boosted by the sheer energy of their fans who convinced them to keep pushing, proceeded to finish on the podium in three of the remaining five events.
In Event 8, the High Jump, Mandarin performed exceptionally, claiming a silver medal as he came in second behind Yellah of Mellow Yellow (who broke the Marble League record). In the second-to-last event, the Underwater Race, Kinnowin beat the Marble League record in the semifinal and, in the final, finished 2nd behind Wospy of the Midnight Wisps. This was enough to close the gap to the overall leaders and their rivals for the title, the Savage Speeders, to just 10 points.
In the final event, the Sand Rally, Swifty of the Savage Speeders was eliminated in the first heat, leaving the door to the championship wide open for the O'rangers. In fact, Clementin comfortably finished in the top 4 in his Heat race. Even though he finished second to Starry of Team Galactic, the O'rangers were able to steal the lead in the overall standings from the Savage Speeders to win Marble League 2017. But that's not all, they also automatically qualified for Marble League 2018. The team followed this up with a world victory tour. It was such a big deal that they closed the O'Marbles farm for a month and invited their entire family on the trip, causing a month-long decline in orange production.
Orangin joined the team as the reserve in 2018. The year started with the Friendly Round, where the O'rangers came in third. That didn't matter much as the team emerged as the most consistent of all competing teams in Marble League 2018, finishing within the top half in ten out of the twelve events. In the first nine events, they only scored a bottom half finish once in Event 3, the Halfpipe. During this time Mandarin came 4th in Event 2, the Ski Jump, and 5th in Event 8, the Snowboard Cross. Just like the previous year, the team used the strategy of conserving their energy. They eventually claimed their only medal of the season, a silver, in Event 10, the Biathlon, taking them to 2nd place overall.
Unfortunately, the O'rangers could not keep it up in the final event, the Sand Mogul Race. The team still had a chance of winning the League, but Kinnowin came in third in his heat and was thus eliminated. The team dropped to 4th overall at the end of Marble League 2018 and were nine points behind the Oceanics, seemingly missing out on pre-qualifying for Marble League 2019, despite their consistency throughout the season.
During the offseason, the O'rangers trained at their O'raceway track and participated in the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race. Mandarin couldn't replicate his previous success in the water, coming in 20th, but the team managed to come in second in the maze.
The team had put in a bid to host Marble League 2019, which they lost to the Oceanics. But this left open one pre-qualifying spot for the O'rangers to claim. The team managed to come second in the Friendly Round, just one point behind the first-placed Oceanics.
The O'rangers started Marble League 2019 with a new coach: Rango. Kinnowin, who was now the captain of the team, started the competition off poorly with a 14th place finish in Event 1, the Underwater Race. This was followed by Clementin crashing into the wall at the start of the next event, the Funnel Race, leading him to stop due to head trauma. He was unable to finish, and the team dropped to dead last overall for the first time in their history. The doctors confirmed Clementin's injury was minor, and recommended him to stay off the roster for a couple of events.
The O'rangers followed this up with three middle of the pack finishes. However, in Event 6, the Relay Run, the team earned a silver medal after beating the Pinkies in a tiebreaker race-off in the semifinals, moving the team up to 9th overall. Despite their strong performances in the next three events, including a 5th place finish for Mandarin in the Summer Biathlon, the team fell to eleventh. After Event 10, the Hubelino Maze, the team rose back to ninth, but a streak of poor results followed. In Event 13, the Elimination Race, Mandarin crashed out of his heat, making the team fall back to 11th. However, they did earn an extra two consolation points due to a track defect.
Unfortunately, a disappointing 11th place finish in Surfing confirmed the O'rangers would no longer be able to finish in the top three. The next event was Collision, where the team admittedly had never got past the quarterfinals. However, they impressed the fans by winning the event, earning their first gold medal since 2017. The team jumped to 7th place overall. Along with this gold medal, they had a strong end to the season with a fourth place finish for Kinnowin in the final event, the Sand Rally, finishing in 6th place overall. Through the struggles, the team had grown even stronger.
While training for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, the O'rangers received an invitation to participate in Marbula One Season 1. Interested, they accepted it, and chose Clementin, "Our Darling", and Orangin, "True Orange", to represent them. The O'rangers quickly became a much-favored champion candidate in Marbula One as the fans believed that their strong overall performance in Marble League could be extended here. The team would be hosting the second Grand Prix at the O'raceway in Orlango. The O'rangers finished in third overall, setting three out of eight of the fastest laps.
|Marble League 2016||Balancing||Team||9th||244 cm||0|
|Relay Race||Team||15th||25.09 sec.||1|
|Team Pursuit||Team||4th||26.68 sec.||4|
|Precision Slalom||Team||5th||23 pts||3|
|Quartet Diving||Team||4th||36.68 pts||4|
|Marble League 2017 Qualifiers||Relay Race||Team||3rd||10.11 sec.||10|
|Block Pushing||Team||6th||63.3 cm||7|
|Marble League 2017||Long Jump||Individual||5th||70.3 cm||11|
|Fidget Spinner Collision||Team||7th||Quarterfinal Loss||9|
|Relay Run||Team||14th||12.42 sec.||2|
|Block Pushing||Team||1st||82.6 cm (MR)||25|
|High Jump||Individual||2nd||37.5 cm||20|
|Marble League 2018 Friendly Round||Curling||Team||1st||-||5|
|Marble League 2018||Ski Jump||Individual||4th||119.1 cm||12|
|Team Pursuit||Team||7th||31.69 sec.||9|
|Snowboard Cross||Individual||5th||53.25 sec.||11|
|Curling||Team||4th||3rd Place Loss||12|
|Ice Hockey||Team||5th||Quarterfinal Loss||11|
|100 Meter Water Race||Water Race||Individual||20th||4:51.16||-|
|Amazing Maze Marble Race 2018||Maze||Team||2nd||Runners Up||-|
|Marble League 2019 Friendly Round||Block Pushing||Team||1st||97.0 cm||7|
|Relay Run||Team||4th||11.03 sec.||1|
|Marble League 2019||Balancing||Team||9th||226 cm||7|
|Gravitrax Slalom||Team||13th||9.92 sec.||3|
|Relay Run||Team||2nd||9.823 sec.||20|
|Block Pushing||Team||5th||63.2 cm||11|
|Summer Biathlon||Individual||5th||32.8 sec.||11|
|Hubelino Maze||Team||6th||49 pts||10|
|Marble League 2020 Qualifiers||Balancing||Team||18th||244 cm||2|
|Block Pushing||Team||4th||65.9 cm||16|
|Marble League 2020||Balancing||Team||10th||265 cm||6|
|Long Jump||Individual||12th||80.80 cm||4|
|Block Pushing||Team||3rd||82.40 cm||15|
- Mandarin is the current patriarch of the O'Marble family.
- Mandarin lives outside of Orlango on the O'Marbles orange farm.
- Mandarin was one of the founding members of the O'rangers alongside his brothers Clementin, Kinnowin, Tangerin, and his sister, Orangin.