“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king,” according to an old adage that’s been referenced countless times.
As part of brainstorming for fantasy story ideas, I made a quick list of the most powerful magical abilities. And then I imagined an evil genius character, and how he could achieve world domination if he were the only one with that ability.
My favorite pick? Teleportation. It would need to be strong: long-range, frequent use, and maybe an area-effect. Also, no materializing into solid objects (Whoops! Ow! Urk!) But given that, here are fantasy routes to TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
1) Express Transit Man Forget that luxury jet/car/yacht. The highest bidders pay through the nose for instant, unstoppable transit, and he buys his way to the top.
2) Cat-Burglar Nonpareil Steal enough loot from enough vaults, and buy his way to the top
3) Secret Agent of Doom Infiltration and Assassination, ruthlessly clawing his way to the top
4) Ultimate Paratrooper Transport His otherwise mediocre henchmen always get the drop on the enemy until no one wants to fight them
P.S. Here is the disclaimer, which I hope is completely unneeded, that I’m just kidding!
P.S.S. The author does not endorse any violent or criminal behavior or use of teleportation powers in any way whatsoever. Nor does the author possess any such teleportation ability.
P.S.S.S. Please teleport responsibly!
P.S.S.S.S. Teleportation may be hazardous to your health. Alcohol or certain prescription medication may interact with teleportation magic. Always consult your doctor before beginning a teleportation routine.
P.S.S.S.S.S. Side effects of teleportation may include dizziness, sleep disorders, or sudden death. If side effects persist or become severe, you’ll probably be stuck in a wall.