A man’s brave actions at war are praised, and he’s given a prediction of righteous power ahead. Mesmerized by the prediction’s promise, he rashly abandons the righteous path and seizes power violently, his actions repudiating everything he has lived to honor: family, duty, brotherhood, esteem. In destroying, he is destroyed. What mix of imagination, hubris, divine intervention, and delusion does it take to envision invincibility? When the rewards seem to be ours for the taking, what are the risks of ambition?