Vincent Ingram La Ine, the famous clairvoyant villain-for-hire, has decided after his most recent prison break (for plot reasons, clairvoyance isn't constant, and requires a crystal ball and lizard tails.) that he no longer likes being hunted. He sets off looking for ways to pursue contracts, and stumbles upon an idea: abuse chaos theory to his advantage to produce the desired effect. Upon receiving his next contract, V.I. La Ine drops his water glass, causing his mark to (through an indirect and convoluted process) drop dead of a stroke in a month. The heroes are obviously distraught. Nothing can prove Vincent guilty, because technically he didn't do anything illegal. The heroes still need to beat Vincent, though. They know the following about their foe:
- Vincent has a vindictive personality. If a hero approaches him with the intent to kill or imprison him, Vincent will set events in play to destroy a significant percent of the world's population
- Vincent isn't perfect. Seeing the future in such a way as to affect (and/or effect) future events is based on how many future events Vincent is in the process of orchestrating. For each event, seeing the future takes an additional hour.
- The chance of an event happening decreases with how far in the future it is. Events a week away are guaranteed. Events a month away have a 90% chance. Events a year away have a 50% chance, and events 5 years away have a 10% chance of occurring.
- Vincent could have his apocalypse planned already, a sort of dead-man switch. Probably, he doesn't, but keep it in mind.
- Vincent can't immediately drop all of his future events, un-planning an event (so to speak) takes an hour.
- The uncertainty in Vincent's predictions is due to quantum fluctuations.
Given that Vincent is a dangerous criminal that needs to be stopped; how best might we quarantine and end the clairvoyant, while still avoiding the apocalypse?