As you watch Hannibal, which is a groundbreakingly excellent series, it is important to remember that Dr. Lecter is not only a flawless, brilliant mastermind when it comes to psychiatry. He is a master of the human condition. He can smuggle a corpse out of an active crime scene. He can escape from a maximum-security facility designed specifically to contain him. Plan to ambush him with thugs, and he’ll put on an art history presentation designed specifically to mess with your head, and then he will kill the thugs and kill you in the same way depicted in the slideshow that he just displayed.
Dr. Lecter has the skill-set of a superhero. He is a paragon of competence.