"If I have learned anything as a wizard it is this: never fight your own battles."
— Waffa, sorcerer of Nyomba, Magic: The Gathering
"You're just a microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan
"Tavros, at this point it should 8e o8vious. I am the unseen hand 8ehind every major event in their session, and to some extent, their whole lives. At least those events not happening 8y the volition of their own natural incompetence! Don't you think this is how it should 8e? Shouldn't the greatest player leave her fingerprints on every step of the rise to power of her ultim8 nemesis?"
Loki: I've seen worlds you've never known about! I have grown, "Odinson", in my exile! I have seen the true power of the Tesseract, and when I wield it -
Thor: Who showed you this power? Who controls the would-be King?
"You got this "pulling the strings from the shadows" act down to an art: there isn't a single decision-making body left in the country where The Illuminati don't have any representatives, and yet nobody knows who you are! If you don't like something, you get someone to change it; if you can't change it, you buy it and then change it anyway! Kudos, my friend- it's the American way."
Senator Cicero, The Secret World