B = Blackmail, D = Depopulation, G = Global Dominance, N = New Dark Ages

Method Best for Effectiveness Practicality Degree of control Relative cost factor Requires secret lair? Exemplars As seen in Notes
Topple U.S. missiles B XXX XX XX XX yes Julius No Dr. No What's the point?
Steal NATO A-bombs B XX XXX XX XX yes Erno Lazlo Thunderball very 60s
Death-beam satellite B XX XX XX XXXX yes Ronald Reagan Goldeneye problem: budget overruns
Provoke nuclear war D XX X X XXX yes Eric Stromberg The Spy Who Loved Me causes headaches
Killer virus D XXX XXX X X no Brad Pitt 12 Monkeys Ebola-a-go-go
Psycho-pharma-cology G X XX X XX no Timothy Leary THX-1138 correct dosage a problem
Control military computers G, B XXXX X XXXX XX no Kevin Mittnick Colossus: The Forbin Project requires UNIX and C++
brain-altering nanobots G XXXXX X XXXXX XXXX no K Eric Drexler Cubby: Call my agent
—A.C.
causes headaches
psychic warfare G XX X XX X no Amazing Kreskin Scanners causes headaches
military conquest G XX XX XX XXXX no Napoleon, Hitler War and Peace labor issues
political ideology G, N XX XXXX XX X no Jefferson, Lenin, Mao 1776 requires charisma
television G, N XXXX XXXX XXX X no Jerry Seinfeld Network causes headaches


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