Assemble a Team of Villains to Take Over the World and We’ll Reveal if You Won or Not

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Zoe Samuel

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What evil genius will you choose as your second-in-command?

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An excellent bodyguard is required to be at your side. What villain do you pick for this job?

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Who would you task with causing a volcano to erupt under Los Angeles?

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Every emperor needs a "left hand" to make their enemies disappear. Which villain do you pick for this important job?

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What mad scientist will you bring on board to design your giant robots?

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What villain would you choose to seize power on your behalf in Japan?

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Your task is to infiltrate the U.S. Department of Defense. Who do you charge with this task?

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You need to convince the United Nations to make some bad strategic choices. Who do you ask to influence their policy?

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The American president has caught wind of your evil plans. What villain do you send to capture and impersonate this POTUS?

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Someone needs to take on the Baltic States so you can control that corner of the world. Can you see which of these is the best?

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You need to inundate a coastal city with a massive flood. Which villain do you charge with this task?

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What villain has what it takes to seize power for you in California?

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A major capital must burn in order to crush the resistance. What villain would you choose for this?

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Who do you task with infiltrating the fire department of a major capital so your fire bug can work?

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A group of Arctic commandos is at the gates of your secret compound under a glacier! Who do you pick to defend your lair?

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Your military conquests are funded with conflict diamonds. What villain do you ask to ensure these jewels do not raise any eyebrows?

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Someone needs to take control of the United Kingdom for you! Who would you choose?

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The natural resources of a tropical country are required for your war engines. Will you choose the right villain for the job?

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Who would you pick to make the French surrender to you?

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A group of superheroes headquartered in New York try to fight back. Which villain would you pick to take them on?

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You need an expert in all things science. Which villain would you pick for this?

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Your retinue is lacking a psychic to watch your back, mentally speaking. What villain is right for this job?

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A military is attacking your personal airplane with F-16s! Which villain do you call upon to come to your aid?

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The free people of the world have formed an alliance against you, and they have a satellite-borne death-laser. Which of your villains do you send to destroy it?

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A continent has rebelled and you need to decimate their population to show them who is boss. Pick a villain for the job. Which one will it be?

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Someone on your team needs to patrol the shipping lanes in the South China Sea. What villain would you call upon for this?

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Having secured Western Europe, it has fallen to you to put a lieutenant in charge. Whom do you deputize?

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Africa is securely in your control. Who do you choose to oversee this corner of your empire?

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You chose Iceland as the seat of your power. What super-villain team do you keep on hand to patrol Iceland for you?

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Running an evil army requires an evil logistics person. Who do you ask to do it?

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About This Quiz

It only follows that since running the world is a big job, taking over the world would be a big job. Seizing power across the globe would take coordination, persuasion, strategy and an iron fist or two. In fact, seizing power could require a number of things, from subtle influence campaigns to outright military coups. Throughout history, power-mad dictators have attempted to take over the world, from Alexander the Great to Napoleon to Doctor Evil, with various degrees of success. In the end, every one of these people fell short because of some personal foible and because they relied too much on their natural area of expertise.

What if one were to expand one's base to include a selection of villains? There would be tasks better suited to mad scientists than to shape-shifting cat burglars or driven arch-criminals or ordinary villains one reads about in papers like The Daily News, as opposed to The Daily Bugle. Moreover, assuming one successfully conquered the world, could one hold on to it? How would sustaining global domination be affected by the way one achieved it in the first place?

Weigh your ambition, cast aside your conscience and enlist your evil allies. It's time to play the great game.

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