The time want by, the technology advanced, dave (still with a lower case D) became noting more then a story told to kids before bed, but despite it all the power of awesomeness magic remained to our modern day.
In the story a gang of robbers needs an inside man, luckily their target HQ has a job opening that will allow one of them to become that insider, the only problem is that awesomeness in this world is easily testable, a potential employer can just ask a candidate to make the biggest fireball possible & as the size of the fireball is directly related to the person awesomeness he will immediately know if his awesome or not.
It's common for companies to ask you to make a light-ball while the interview goes on, lie (which is not awesome) and the light intensity goes down (similar to RL lie detection test only cheap and without the hassle so it's a lot more common).
Now being a bad guy the selected thief is of course not as awesome as hard working men & women so how do I make our thief pass the magic lie detection test & still get the job?
- Aside from that the thief is qualified enough to pass all the other "normal" tests for the job and will be the one picked of all candidates if he can just pass this magical job screening issue.
- The job in question is in a field where this kinds of lie detection tests are mandatory due to regulatory reasons (and yes the politicians who decided about that aren't awesome but politicians are never awesome).
- There is no way to fake awesomeness, that would not be awesome.
- Other then awesome magic being common the world is pretty much like our own.