I'm not asking for an exhaustive list, or even a list at all. The man certainly thinks himself capable of causing some sort of doomsday or apocalypse, but the movie's onscreen portrayal of magic is much more mundane. Absent some sort of widespread existential crisis (billions of people just despairing and giving up), it seems as if conventional weapons would make him dead long before he could complete the job.
Between him and his protoge (Swann), we only see the following:
- The ability to cause people to see the world around them in "bad acid trip" mode (requires close proximity, even physical contact)
- Levitation of themselves, and other objects (up to car size/mass)
- Breathing fire (no farther than 10ft, other limitations)
- Surviving some wounds that would be fatal in others, but still weakened
- The ability to astral project as bad 1990s CG
- Survive buried for 10 years (but still subject to putrefaction)
- Open a bottomless pit in the ground (but with a bottom)
- Make it rain indoors
- Make it a hot summer day indoors
I'm just not impressed. So I'm wondering what it is that I'm not getting... this looks like an Armageddon that the Air National Guard could clear up in about an hour's time. What gives?