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12th May '16 9:52:00 PM RighteousFury
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Sonic SatAM}}'' incarnation of Dr. Robotnik flirts between this and DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans. While the "Blast to the Past" two-parter showed that Robotnik took pleasure in the polluted wasteland he was about to create, in the present, he seems to be mostly concerned with being the one ruling over Mobius.
18th Apr '16 9:02:27 AM Stormtroper
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* A rare main character example in ''[[Videogame/ThreadsOfFate Threads of Fate]]'' with Mint's main goal being world domination. She never elaborates on what she would do with the world, but we do know she wants to go back to her former princess life and get back at her sister for taking her place as the heir.
13th Apr '16 3:55:09 PM Saber15
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* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', the Succession Wars that followed the collapse of the Star League were a mass case of despotism. The rulers of each of the five Successor States wanted to be the ruler of a reborn Star League, and were willing to do ''anything'' to claim the title. The end result was 35 years of total warfare and [[LeaveNoSurvivors war]] [[OrbitalBombardment crimes]] that utterly devastated the scientific and technological base of humanity, leading to LostTechnology and a sharp decline in quality of life across known space, and ended up accomplishing nothing in the end beyond a total stalemate. Another [[ForeverWar two hundred years of war]] followed a brief interlude.
13th Apr '16 2:17:12 PM intastiel
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* [[spoiler:Elan's father]] Tarquin in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' believes in this, despite paying lip service to the notion of people needing a strong orderly society imposed on them for their own good. He maintains [[spoiler:a rotating system of brutal puppet states in constant war, with himself and his allies as TheManBehindTheMan for disposable {{Decoy Leader}}s]], just so he can live the high life until some hero finally kills him.
12th Mar '16 10:31:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/NemesisTheWarlock'': Torquemada unveils his back-up WeaponOfMassDestruction to destroy all extra-terrestrials at once in the final arc. He {{handwave}}s why he hasn't used it before by admitting to Nemesis that to secure his rule over Termight he needed to keep the Terrans in permanent fear and give them an enemy to fight.

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* ''Series/NemesisTheWarlock'': ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Torquemada unveils his back-up WeaponOfMassDestruction to destroy all extra-terrestrials at once in the final arc. He {{handwave}}s why he hasn't used it before by admitting to Nemesis that to secure his rule over Termight he needed to keep the Terrans in permanent fear and give them an enemy to fight.
12th Mar '16 10:30:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', Spider Jerusalem says that The Smiler has no reason to claim the presidency beyond the fact that he wants to be the President. He has no agenda he wants to push, he just wants to be in power. And he's willing to do anything, up to and including murdering his own closest people for extra sympathy ratings, to get there.

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* In ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', Spider Jerusalem says that The Smiler has no reason to claim the presidency beyond the fact that he wants to be the President. He has no agenda he wants to push, he just wants to be in power. And he's willing to do anything, up to and including murdering his own closest people for extra sympathy ratings, to get there.there.
* ''Series/NemesisTheWarlock'': Torquemada unveils his back-up WeaponOfMassDestruction to destroy all extra-terrestrials at once in the final arc. He {{handwave}}s why he hasn't used it before by admitting to Nemesis that to secure his rule over Termight he needed to keep the Terrans in permanent fear and give them an enemy to fight.
31st Jan '16 6:49:38 PM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gave us Nightmare Moon who wanted to rule because [[IJustWantToBeSpecial she felt unappreciated]], Discord who wanted to rule so he could [[RealityWarper tear shit up]], and Queen Chrysalis who wanted to rule to [[EmotionEater feed herself and her subjects]], and then it gave us Tirek who firmly fit this trope. He wanted to drain the magic out of every single pony in the world, both making him absurdly powerful as well as giving him full control over weather, seasons, plant life, and basically ''everything'' the ponies do ([[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows since they can't do it any longer]]). He seemed to have no grand plans above and beyond "Get power, get control, ????? PROFIT!!!"
28th Dec '15 3:42:47 PM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': ComicBook/LexLuthor has occasionally tried to conquer the world, and unlike DoctorDoom, he usually doesn't care quite so much that the world might be better off under him anyway.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': ComicBook/LexLuthor has occasionally tried to conquer the world, and unlike DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, he usually doesn't care quite so much that the world might be better off under him anyway.
23rd Aug '15 2:25:11 PM nombretomado
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** [[DarkMessiah Paptimus Scirocco]] of ''ZetaGundam'' might talk like a VisionaryVillain, but it's very clear that, at the end of the day, he just wants to TakeOverTheWorld, and is willing to use KlingonPromotion, MindRape, and under the table deals with the Federation's enemies to get what he wants. Given that he's likely a pathological {{narcissist}} this isn't particularly surprising. [[DeceptiveDisciple His]] former boss, [[DiscOneFinalBoss Jamitov Hymem]] was not much better in this regard.

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** [[DarkMessiah Paptimus Scirocco]] of ''ZetaGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' might talk like a VisionaryVillain, but it's very clear that, at the end of the day, he just wants to TakeOverTheWorld, and is willing to use KlingonPromotion, MindRape, and under the table deals with the Federation's enemies to get what he wants. Given that he's likely a pathological {{narcissist}} this isn't particularly surprising. [[DeceptiveDisciple His]] former boss, [[DiscOneFinalBoss Jamitov Hymem]] was not much better in this regard.
5th Jul '15 12:48:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': LexLuthor has occasionally tried to conquer the world, and unlike DoctorDoom, he usually doesn't care quite so much that the world might be better off under him anyway.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor has occasionally tried to conquer the world, and unlike DoctorDoom, he usually doesn't care quite so much that the world might be better off under him anyway.
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