Screw The Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers! YKTTW Discussion
|Screw The Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!|
Exactly what the title says, magic or weird abilities being used to flaut the law or some other obstacle. Examples:
- Sliders had a world in which a group that could kill through dreams flagrantly breaking the law and killing people right in front the the police with their powers.
- Gary Mitchell in Star Trek: The Original Series.
- The Diana Tregarde novel Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey, a Vain Sorceress uses her magical powers to rule the local high school.
- The second page quote for Masquerade illustrates a problem with this train of thought. That said, vampires in Requiem (and most supernaturals, for that matter) can get away with a lot considering both the Crapsack World they live in means people just don't care about most crimes, and their Masquerade clean up is top notch. (Provided you have the expertise/pull to have the clean up done for you without getting staked, mind you.)
- "Mark Milton", aka Hyperion in Supreme Power gets this revelation along with some basic ‹bermensch / The Unfettered philosophy when he learns he's an alien and was lied to since birth to make him a tool of the government.
- The main character uses his ability to rob banks in Jumper.
- I don't know if it counts as "Supernatural" but The Doctor uses a combination of advanced technology (psychic paper) and Bavarian Fire Drill / Impersonating an Officer to get past obstacles.
- Older Than Dirt: The Greek myth of Gyges (most well known from Plato's Republic) is about a man who finds a ring of invisibility and uses it to commit all sorts of crimes, culminating in seducing the queen and killing the king.
- The protagonist in The Invisible Man also uses invisibility to steal and tries to plunge England into a reign of terror.
- The telekinetic guy from the movie Sidekick begins using his powers for little practical jokes and stuff like that, but by the end, he's murdering people left and right.
- Used all the time in Yu-Gi-Oh!, partly to make the games very Serious Business.