(Oh can you force others to here everything once you tape in to their mind. It would be a pretty cool power. You could call it “System Meltdown”.)
Well if it was me I would probably never use my power. I'd try to get rid of them. Or find away to avoid any trouble. While protecting my mind from others probes .
From a writer stand point that not that interesting.
So here my thoughts on what I do. So I guess I would probably start off like that but slowly become more and more paranoid. This will cause me to sit down and try to reassess my new found powers. This would lead me to start to dig deep with in my own subconscious creating fire walls and suppressing memories in my mind. I wouldn't stop their, but rather I would continue onward to plant subliminal messages with in my own mind to force myself to become better than the state I‘m in. Once I feel that I've gotten a handle on my personal life I would move on to manipulating others. I would start off with little animals. I’d read animals minds then start controlling them to do special task. I’d do this till they become the equivalent to a “slave pet”. This means I wouldn't have to manipulate them to do thing, but I could control them by my voice alone and have them do complex task. After that I would plant thoughts in people minds and I would do it till they think it something coming from their own subconscious. All in good fun of course to see how far my power could span.
Being that there our people out there with stronger minds or wills then my own I’d have to make a safety measure. I’d create a small suppress bundle of thoughts of all the bad things that I have done or have been done to me. This would be like a small bomb hind in my mind, which I could use to upload it in to people to shut them down due to a system overload. In other word either they will enter a coma or have a serve migraine.So if they try to enter into my mind their mind will be smash first. It would be my last defense of course.
By this time I would slowly become more and more insane. So either I would wrestle with my own insanity or accept it or have it consume me. My insanity probably would manifest it self in a form of an alter ego. This new being would be impositions of all my bad traits and all of my good traits use for all the bad reasons. Other then that I would probably join the department of defends that deals with my kind. All for the purpose of understanding the system from the inside out and later control the department. Then I’d move on to politic then slowly taking over the world. I would of course have to a mass a powerful syndicate of telepathic people because the different political parties have a bunch of them. I would then start a project that would help me increase my own power while blocking out other people. While doing all that I would start a secret a cult so I can send out my hit man to do my binding. The “Slave pet” would be apart of that group. Also if any found out what my powers were I'd have them assassinated.
now for the answers:
I would work for the secret part of the government, like CIA or FBI (they must actually use mind bending in the gov. somewhere, right?). Once getting a thorough education in a related subject (like psychology) I would find a secret org./school to get training for my powers so that I can be able to function at my full potential. Once getting a spot in the gov. i would work my way up and be the right hand of someone important (not directly to the prez but someone important to someone important to the prez so that he doesn't know my face.) and influential. Doing jobs for the gov. would allow me a bit of slack with useing my powers so that if i did something illegal i could be let off the hook. I would eventually become more detached to the people around me because i would tell no one of my powers.
if you need any clarification on my ideas on a certain subject related to this, just read 'death note' (manga) and that would be what i would do! (if you haven't already)
I walk down an alley with my eyes swerving in all directions. I'm not worried about the government agencies who would normally punish someone like me...I have allied with them in previous years. What I am scared of is that I'll miss the target I have been searching for as long as I can remember. I have a gift of controlling the mind, but it won't help me in this case. This man's mind is like the punch of a boxer. Strong, mighty. It makes my will look as weak as a twig. He may be strong, but like I said I have the police and the government on my side. As I think of my past, I notice a suspicious man in a fedora that covers half his face. Although the criminal doesn't look like this that I have seen, I know that the man I am looking for has a strong enough mind to change his physical appearance...in more than just clothing.
And more stuff along those lines...unless I was against the government in which case it would go something more like this:
My eyes seem to swivel in every direction. I am being very cautious, trying not to cause attention to myself, although I may be doing just that. You see, just a few days ago my stretch as a heroine abruptly turned to criminal. I don't know what changed. All I know is that the law is not on my side.
I wish I had eyes in the back of my head, because in all the directions I managed to look I did not manage to look behind me. I felt a strong grasp on my right shoulder. I jumped high up in my surprise. I was roughly turned around by the strong hand that I now realized was the General of the army. I didn't know I was so outlawed as to be chased by the General himself, but I did know I had to shove respect to the side for a minute or two. When I had looked at the two soldiers on either side of me, I turned my eyes to the General. "Hello Mister General." I said with as confident a voice as I could muster, "I think you might have the wrong person."
"Soldiers, give me a moment alone with this...insolent criminal." the General replied. The two soldiers that had before surrounded me quickly ran in a direction, to where I didn't pay attention to.
"So, why do you THINK I am chasing you?" The General asked me.
"I don't know, sir." I said with a fakingly-innoscent voice. I slowly moved my eyes to the eyes of the General, trying not to arise suspicion.
"Well," the General said, his eyes moving towards mine, as I had planned, "you should know by now after all of the warning you have been told."
'The warnings you have been given?' The words rang through my mind like a bell as I, although it was not apparent to me in my wonder, stared the General in the eye. 'What warnings?' The General fixated his eyes on mine and I realized that I had just messed up my chance of escape...
“You just did it.”
“Did what?” I said with that fake innocent voice again.
The General just raised his weapon and pointed it at me. His hand were on the trigger and he was surely ready to shoot me for my disobedience. 'Drop the weapon' my mind told his. He threw the weapon on the ground like a dog does with a toy. 'Now run.' He ran, but I saw him start turning back very quickly. 'Now forget.' I quickly added. I hopped in a trash can for cover, but kept the top a tiny bit open so I could hear any more conversation and make sure he had truly forgotten.
“Now where's the criminal? We have to find her.” I heard the General say.
“We just saw her.” said what seemed to be one of the soldiers. He had a confused tone.
“No we didn't.” the General said.
“Yes sir?” said what sounded like a different one of the soldiers.
“What did you say?” the General asked.
“Yes sir!” both of the soldiers said at the same time.
I was giggling in my stinky hiding spot.
Yay, finally time to answer this question! <3. Been using this as motivation to get work done lol.
Been thinking about this one for a while, but I think that different characters will have different lives and each person will have many sides of them. As a story freak, I can't pick one definite answer. So......... MUAHAHAHA, this is what I would do if I was several characters, (so it's in first person)
As a "Dark" Artist:
If art was the medium of the message, then I would do anything to create that Art. It has been a while since I have used my power, but the time is ripe for the final show. As I walk down an dark ally, with the moon leading my trail, I wonder what had brought me to this stage. Strange, I was against this in the beginning, but actions speak louder than words but only when actions are seen. I guess that is why I decided I needed a bigger stage. Will I be caught and punished? Probably. I am fine with that though. The one laughing in the end will be me.
I put my heavy baggage down to take a breath, although I do not have much time. I have planned for the show for years, where justice will finally obtained for the millions without a voice, but for some reason, my heart feels heavy of dread and pain. Was this revenge or justice? There was no clear line anymore. But I can't live how I lived before anymore. I don't want to be shut away, powerless in an attic in a forgotten cottage far away. Something has to be done, or I will never be able to face myself.
Funny, I'd used to think this power that I had was a curse. Now I don't know what it is. Control another's mind or be controlled. Did it always have to be like that?
Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong.... Ding Dong.
It is 12 now, I must move. I heave my baggage over my shoulder and walk up the steps to the government building.
"Excuse me, I am a lost traveler," I say to the guard, "May I ask where I get to May-field Hotel?"
"Um, it's down..." the guard begins and will him to get a map, "I'll go get you a map. Wait here please."
After he leaves, I turn to the last remaining guard. Move. My eyes tell him; I control his movements like a doll. I enter the government building and look back at the last guard before hell again. Now forget.
...... I don't know the context of the story so I just made that up and didn't go into too much detail.
As a Government agent:
For the country I serve, and the country will serve me. Now who is the master? The truth is both thinks it is the master but no one actually is. Which side am I on? The government, it is the more powerful of the two, providing that I keep the people calm and "happy". Happiness, is such a strange thing. Sometimes I regret it though. But never-mind that, I owe the government my service, after all they are the ones that pardoned me for my crimes and allowed for me to live.
"Hey, Lian [random name] put your feet back on the ground and get to work!" Boss's irately voice buzzed in my earpiece.
"How annoying," I mutter to myself and stare at the endless work behind my feet.
Buzz “Lian, never mind!” Buzz “You have a job. Check your email.” Buzz *Boss out.
I open my email and grab a mind-bending deterring gun. I pop a couple pieces of gum into my mouth and head to the street with my coat over my shoulder.
It never made sense to me. I mean the secret jobs I do. It’s nothing more than an eye for an eye and the irony haunts me… mind bending in order to punish mind bending…
I guess I never learn. I laugh bitterly.
For the country I will serve.
As an outcast:
It’s quiet today. As usual. I like silence and peace so I don’t mind. I can’t stand the city, so I move into the most isolated place I can find. It’s so much better when I wasn’t tempted to use my powers. Why do I even have them? Why do people have them? Those powers can’t do anything but harm! I sip my tea. Peace, peace, I tell myself. Never again do I have to worry about the problems of others, I can live in my own world, my own interpretation. I will have as little to do with others as much as possible. Although I have to admit… it is a little lonely sometimes.
Oh well, I am good at being lonely. As I open the door of my house lost within mountains and forests, sunlight blinds my eyes for a few seconds. It’s a good day to be doomed, I think as I check my vegetable. Guess it’s snow-pea soup today
As a dealer
Money. It’s all about the money. If I can get my hands on money, I will do the job. Those little government scums think they can catch me, but I am uncatchable. I don’t live underground. I AM THE UNDERGROUND! I smile as I enter a coffee shop. “One black coffee please, extra strong,” I lean against the counter smirking at the cashier.
“Right away sir…”
I scan the café as I wait for the coffee. Where is my target? Ah, over there, sitting alone in the corner. I roll my eyes, this is almost too easy.
Or it seems.
Holding the coffee in my left hand I walk towards the target. As I approach him I fake trip.
“Oh, I’m sorry”, I smile at the target, “Why don’t I buy you a new coat after I ruined the one I just ruined?” I do not give him the option to refuse, “Follow me.” The game is on.
As I lead him into a dark alley, I search his mind for what I need. “Yo,” I turn to him, “I changed my mind, reach into your right pocket and hold out that item with the dragon engravings.”
He does that, just in time when my mind bending breaks from his mind. “Too late,” I grin heartlessly with the item in my hand as the target pulls out the mind-bending deterring gun, “I’ll see you later!” I disappear in a fury of smoke.
“I am the underground”
XD XD XD I have so many characters but I think this is getting too long so I’ll leave it at this….
So fun thou XD
An eagle that flies over the mountain, a fox howling in the distance, a mole sneaking into a narrow hole. I let myself fill with the stream of others feelings.
Somehow, it results quite smooth and tranquilizing after the incomprehensible madness of human minds, back in the city.
I take a moment to remove the strings of fear that still tangled the thoughts of that little animal under ground, but not enough for him to decide to come out yet. Though it’s far away now, the eagle hasn’t given up on the search.
It’s my tenth day in the mountains. I make sure the coals aren’t smoking anymore and I am preparing to leave, when I notice something with a sudden shiver. I focus on the eagle's tiny blue mind up there and forced it to turn in the direction that interests me. And yes, there they are: humans. My persecutors are faster than I’ve expected. I released the bird and turn myself off completely. Focalize on my basic instincts and try to think as little as possible, mingling in the psychic tangle of trees, plants and animals. With luck, they won’t spot my presence.
Running. Branches scratching my face. The smell of wet earth. Rays of sun that slip between the leaves. The mud on my feet. All that exists for me while I'm trying to increase the distance between them and me.
It is dusk when I stop to catch my breath. I am hungry and it’s cold here by the river. I don’t really care about that and dive my head into the icy water. Wash my arms and hands, and stay still for a moment.
Slowly expand my field, hesitantly, trying to perceive in some close minds signals of abnormal presences in the forest. I’m glad to know that the only presence that disturbs the place is my own.
I don’t have a lot of supplies, and a fire is more than I'm willing to expose myself. So I chew on my last cookies, already hard and funcy.
They'll never catch me again.
Well, that was fun!
Sorry for my english, hope not too much big mistakes
For the most part I believe myself to be a good person and do the right things.
I would use my powers to help the poor, kinda like a modern RobinHood. Any crime around my location I would try to assist.. Kinda like the Incredibles when it became illegal to save/help people but they still helped only incognito.
With people knowing I had these powers.. I would vow to them that I only use my powers for good. It would be like I am a Superhero in the shadows since it is illegal by law.
Because if you can read the mind of almost everybody you have one problem.
You will recognize that lies, half-truths and such things are a basement of social contact.
You need lies, people need lies.
Think about it.
In the end, all of this is quite natural - and the easiest and best way to handle this are lies.
"I can resist everything but temptation."
What I would use my abilitie of "mindbending" for?
well, instead of using it on other people I would use it on myself. I would force myself to do things, to become better. It would be the ultimate way to change yourself. To become something greater.
And then? I don't know what the "future me" in this scenario would do - because it would have changed.
I don't know.
I guess you would have to learn to deal with it or, as you said, become distrusting of mankind.
Or you get rid of your "gift".
Have you ever seen "watchmen" or read the graphic novel?
You should take a look at Dr. Manhatten there, I think you gould get a lot out of that.
Bending minds would probably make it so that I myself would never let anyone see my true self and make me turn less and less like how I was before and through that slowly loose myself more and more
Not believing in myself enough I would naturally assume my mind power is weaker than basically everyone around me and I would cut myself off from 'trust'
I would probably attempt to hide myself so much i would get drunk with the use of my powers causing my own insanity
Then I would get careless after that point not caring anymore and get caught mind bending by someone get reported by the police attempt to fight then get thrown in some mental physility
Thank you for reading this
But then, the paranoia starts to set in.
You have a hidden ability which is illegal. Does anyone know that you have it? Is there someone listening to your thoughts this very instant? Could you be exposed? Are you safe?
There's even the possibility that you are in fact being manipulated into thinking that you have this ability. And if it were true, by whom? The authorities, trying to see if you are a "loyal citizen", or a criminal sadistically having fun at your expense?
Eventually, after a while, your confidence builds up.
Still being careful, you start to think that maybe nobody knows, that you are under the radar, that you're safe.... that you ARE in control.
And so, the temptation to... "try it out" starts to take over.
You notice someone's acting a bit strange, maybe a little shifty, you think they might be lying about something...
Maybe you think that your girlfriend/boyfriend might be cheating on you or that maybe they didn't lose your parcel by accident at the post office.
And so you... take a little peek inside their mind.
A small bite, a little nibble of the cake that is the ability you hold in your grasp.
A mind-read here, an involuntary-action there... The temptation of using your power becomes greater after each usage.
In the end, it starts to become second nature. Oh, you're still careful not to get noticed and you don't do anything that could get anyone's attention.
But then something will happen that will change your world.
Something that might convince you to use your power for good, or for worse, or even something that will get you into reaaal trouble.
Trusting would be nigh impossible since those with higher mental skill can deceive me to gain my trust and manipulate me. I'd only bend the thoughts of some people making laws, to change laws in my favour, so anything I want to do will not be illegal. Since it will have a legal loophole that the people I manipulated through their thoughts and mine, won't know about.
EX: I have them make racial powers legal, and then reveal to be of an ancient race they didn't know about, where killing people with my mind is a racial ability. Which will be legal the same way them killing people with guns is legal. Except I won't be using guns thanks to my racial ability.
Then I'd use the other loopholes to form a special aristocratic elite of these ancient races, with powers I will awaken in them using my racial powers. Then I'd use more loopholes to secretly invade other countries to the point we create wars that will destroy either government. If the country's government is destroyed, then we'll manipulate the soldiers of their army to destroy the other country's govt. also, so either way the laws against mind powers will be useless in containing my Master Plan.
The aristocracy will then use their mental powers to restore peace in both countries or all the countries engaged in that war, and promise an age of peace, during which the criminals will be brainwashed into becoming slaves so crime will dissappear. Then I'll spread propaganda that the former gvmnts were evil part of some world conspiracy that payed mercenaries to do criminal acts to terrorize it's citizens, by posing as "criminals". Say that crime doesn't exist and all criminals were mercenaries of evil former governments, and rally them to "save the World" of evil criminal governments and their terrorist against disguised as "crimes", and arm them for the purpose of dominating the entire known world.
Or rather, liberating them from governments that are scared of mental powers enough to ban them. Then I'd say people without mind powers cannot lead, they are meant to be independent but haven't the insight to meddle in other people's lives. I'd increase the privacy & intimacy lives, to the point there will be no more society, and everyone will be divided into castes. Which will be easier to control and predict since the laws will be shaping their evolution enough to make them harmless to destroy other people's evolution.
But all of this is impossible because I'm insane. And in your scenario lunatics cannot use their mind powers. *le tear*
The first five minutes gives a plausible even that may occur if one were born with telepathy. And of course, if their writer is a troll.
THIS IS A TOTALLY HAPPY AND FUNNY ANIME THAT WILL NOT MAKE YOU CRY!
Well this is an imagination world like the Earth in reality, but with some difference.
They have two groups of people: Normal people and "Next", a group of people with different superpowers
Although the Next can live like a normal people and bounded by the normal law, but some people don't like them and will actually do harm to them
There is a special job for them: "Eliminators", a special unit direct to the government, only for those who have superpowers ( they have to go through a bunch of tests first)
" Let the game starts..."
I am Inoha, aged
18 24, American people with Brownish Black hair, speaks English with no accents at all, no hobbies, no favourites, no special skills, no full job, live in a small apartment my parents left for me... yep, that's all, nothing special about me. I am a really normal people with a normal life. Yes, its real! Please believe me! I am not lying you know! Huh? What? This contest (?) is about someone with a superpower? NG? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-------
Fine, NG that is. I give up.
I am Inoha, aged 42, no, 24... sorry, American people with Brownish Black hair, speaks English accents with Indian accent (?) at all, have hobbies ( playing video games), have a full job of doing a civil server, living in a small apartment my parents left for me... Something like that, yep, that's my self introduction. Wait, what? Special skills? Alright, I will tell you later in my story, just wait and see. ( Too lazy to continue to write... Sleep a while before I continue please, huh? Keep sleeping? ( keep going) Ok, I will try my best to sleep! Thank you for reading my self introduction! I will continue later! ( 30 seconds before the deadline)
One, is there a range/distance for this power. In other words would I be able to use this power to lets say read the mind of someone on the moon right now, and would I be able to know that they were on the moon. Would I be able to see/experience what they experienced.
Two, would having this power only work on humans, or on beings that are relatively "human" does everybody include every living thing, If so, then would I be able to understand them and finally would they know that someone's in their head. This combined with the range parameters could mean that one could use this to discover life on other planets then find a way of linking to a scientist to point us in the right direction or them to us should circumstances be good for all parties involved.
Three, is being able to "hear" voices is this sort of like being in a crowd where the voices come at you like "white nose" If that's true then its possible to sort of "switch" between what one wants to hear and manipulate if one is careful in doing so. One could drop in a "word" here or a suggestion amid the "white nose" and could end up helping people get to know another better, or say if you walk by and you see people who look like a couple but aren't because they haven't found the words to express or know the other well enough, you could help them "share" the same thought to one another.
Four, how does one define "insanity" is it hearing voices in your head? If that's the case, if you suddenly were just another voice, a very cunning, and persuasive voice then wouldn't you be able to control people like that fairly easily. Or take for example people with imaginary friends or those who believe a god or deity has or is communing with them, would they be under the "insane" faction, imagine all the control one could get from that, you could start up cults that all eventually come into/under one banner by just passing on "suggestions" to people like this and the rest will work itself out (a bit like Kira in death note). Only it would simply appear to be a movement based on your suggestions the movement could be one towards peace, building the world up for those who might not have much of it right now, giving them a voice.
In all honesty I would probably, if I was strongly inclined, do things to improve and increase my mental capacity. Then use a combination of the above. That said wouldn't using your powers more be something that further increases your mental capacity and strength too. Who's to say there aren't aliens, computers, beings on this or another plane, or seemingly average day people doing this already and they're the explanation for the "hearing voices" in my head affliction, or perhaps they have a power akin to this one but can't filter it at all. Speaking of filters I would try to filter out some things and use my power less on the people around me. As it might take away some of the fun or surprise in life, doing so might cause troubles too, say a friend is having a rough time and wants to do something crazy, but appears normal on the surface. If you/I shut/filter out hearing their thoughts we would never know and might not be able to help them in time should they need help.
3 big things you could do.
One, as others have mentioned take over the world, but that's too much so instead try righting the world by persuading first corporate leaders to become more transparent after finally discovering for myself their secrets. Using scientists and their data to give the world and other potential life forms and beings a better look and our greatest deeds of good or ill, if/when ready. Or just as easily ruin it further.
Two, give true voice to all the other life on earth and perhaps beyond. Plants, animals, insects, bacteria and or just getting a sense of our world from their perspective, think what the Marinas Trench is or could really be like. Or simpler a birds or bug eye view of the world, the world from atop everest or inside a volcano, is there life on/in stars and comets. Another possibility along a similar line of thought would be to relate experiences of human suffering in developing countries and around the world in the hopes that as we can finally "relate"to them we can now be more involved to helping them, or a way of getting others to relate to one another means disputes and things like war should be on their way out (hopefully).
Three, become the biggest human "OS" communication system on the planet. Think of all the data and ways of sharing and relating ideas that could arise from this. Scientists might try to explain this mysterious activity (if you're stealthy enough) and end up coming up with their own version of all the powers you have either in bits that come together to form the first true catch all "human" OS communication system, as experiences could be related too think of all the amazing stories and the presentation of stories and how "real" they would feel as your "mind" is now the medium for communication, beyond having to use any other tool beyond one that activates that as a function in your mind.
3 smaller things.
One, become a love/human/guidance counsellor which works similarly to the "human comm OS" system, not to mention think of all the erm, "experience" you could gain from hearing "experiencing" others thoughts relationships, if one dug deep enough.
Biggest thing you could do with this power is to do nothing.
Here's how I would see it:
Its starts out depending on how the parents view it, since I'm pretty naive especially when I was younger. I wouldn't have been aware that powers like that were illegal, I would have thought it was something wonderful and show it off to my parent. Would have planned to show it to my friends (cause I actually had some when I was younger |D) but then my parent would have taken my hand gently telling me never to show anyone and the seriousness of what it meant. Since my parents are kind and caring they wouldn't want the law to find out and they're the type who tell me the truth even if it is painful...especially my mother.
From there on out I would grow-up keeping it a secret from others, but since I'm curious and like to experience new things I would practice and secret so I would be growing stronger, yes? The daily experiences would be the same, I grew up feeling isolated from others already because I've always been different. I would be even more isolated because I would be even more different, but I still care for others so I would use my powers from time to time to help them out. Like if somewhere were sad I would read their minds to help figure out what was wrong and what I could do to help them feel better, you know?
Of course, that kind of naive will to help others even if you don't really know them could lead to trouble. I would probably end up helping the wrong person. It probably would have been a person who's job it is to seek out those with power, and rather I knew it or not I helped them. If I did know, I probably still helped them in hopes it would show them that those with power aren't all bad. I would have been good intended, but from there things would have spiraled out of control. The person who I helped would have been scared of me, and people tend to destroy what they fear so I would have been sought after; pursued.
I was different
People fear what is different
People destroy what they fear
If they had come after me and found me out, my parent of course would tell me to run away. I couldn't be with them anymore for my own safety...but more importantly the safety of them and my siblings. As I was on my own afterwards I would be filed with regret wishing I hadn't had the power, wondering why me, and trying to figure out what exactly I was supposed to do from there.
Maybe I would meet up with others like me, who understood me and the problems I faced. Maybe in meeting them it would lead into an all out war, us agaisnt the society who made us illegal out of fear (my theory anyways). It could be a life that started out in innocence but then lead to something much more complex that would end up changing society for maybe through the efforts the group displayed those with power were no longer illegal.
Or maybe there wasn't a group at all, maybe after I got run out of my home I fled the country and created a new identify for myself. I would have lived alone and wrote for the rest of my life. Creating stories of those who were different but found a way to get society to accept them. Maybe as I lived my life alone I came across some like me and settled into a sweet romance sort of life; livign happy until I one day died of old age or whatever.
I don't know, there's many ways I could think of it. When it comes to thinking up a story a lot depends on the type of personality the character has and the what was around them as they grew up. Considering my personality, the above is what I came up with.
I hope you like it, thank you for reading~
However, there would only be an exception where I would use my power without asking. I would do it, if the person was suicidal and trying to kill themselves, so we can talk. I'd "open their mind", or at least try to. Plus, I would also do that if the person was about to hurt another person. I'd hold the assailant back mentally.
Think that's all I can come up with
First, I'll use my powers to read the thoughts of the most powerful men of a country with nuclear power. Digging through their thoughts, I find some nice 'material' to blackmail them. Forcing them to keep on paying me and dumping the cash into campaigning, I'll climb up the political ladder until I am eligible to have an audience with the president.
And then I'll mind bend the president into doing my bidding. First thing's first, I'll make him threaten the entire world to bow before him by making him nuke every country in the world into submission. After that, when all the countries are oppressed by his dictatorship, I'll erase every memory in his brain and leave him to die as a thoughtless potato, after of course, signing a certain contract that makes ME the dictator of the oppressed world!
And then I'LL RULE THE FRICKIN' WORLD! Sure it's post-apocalyptic, but I have all the power I need! Everyone'll be my bitch! And no can stand up to oppose me! I won't even need my powers after that! I'll have an entire army at my beck and call! So to say, I can do whatever the hell I want! THE WORLD WILL BELONG TO ME! RAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
I'll be dancing on the ashes of what's left of the world!
And that, my friend, is what I would do. Being a villain feels sooooo much better than being a hero.
But to each their own.