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24th Aug '16 12:59:38 PM MattP5557
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** Daimyo Kubota was a pretty extreme example, he wanted to take Lord Shojo's place as ruler of Azure City and him [[spoiler:losing the city to Redcloak]] didn't change anything, apparently [[EvilIsPetty a now meaningless title is still worth killing for to him.]]
4th Aug '16 7:44:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The Didacts primary goal is to restore the Forerunners former glory, and ensure that they alone wield the Mantle of Responsibility. By eliminating Humanity and the Flood. [[spoiler:This is due in part of his MindRape by the Gravemind.]]
** The three Prophets commanded the Covenant Empire to wipe out humanity, because humans are the rightful inheritors of the Forerunners legacy, and this revelation would shatter the Prophets rule over the Covenant. They are willing to glass entire worlds to eliminate every last human, and have no problem in disposing their own forces, or backstabbing one another.

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The Didacts Ur-Didact's primary goal is to restore the Forerunners Forerunners' former glory, and ensure that they alone wield the Mantle of Responsibility. By eliminating Humanity and not just the Flood.Flood, but humanity too. [[spoiler:This is due in part of his MindRape by the Gravemind.]]
** The three High Prophets of Truth, Regret, and Mercy commanded the Covenant Empire to wipe out humanity, because they found out that humans are the rightful inheritors of the Forerunners Forerunners' legacy, and this revelation would shatter the Prophets Prophets' rule over the Covenant. They are willing to glass entire worlds to eliminate every last human, and have no problem in disposing of their own forces, or backstabbing one another.each other.
14th Jul '16 1:04:04 AM PaulA
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** Rumpelstiltskin, the BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After'', takes it even further; in the AlternateReality where he rules Far Far Away, the entire city is a derelict, rotting mess of a town, and both Shrek's friends and the ogre population are used as slaves.

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** Rumpelstiltskin, the BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After'', takes it even further; in the AlternateReality AlternateUniverse where he rules Far Far Away, the entire city is a derelict, rotting mess of a town, and both Shrek's friends and the ogre population are used as slaves.
17th Jun '16 12:43:43 AM Doug86
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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', one of the villain races of the fourth expansion, [[AbusivePrecursors The]] [[LivingStatue Mogu]], have this motivation. This in contrast to fellow villain races, the [[EldritchAbomination Sha]] who want to [[TheCorruption corrupt]] or [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone]], and the [[BeePeople Man]][[ProudWarriorRaceGuy tid]] who seek to become stronger as a race, via {{training from hell}} and [[SocialDarwinist the culling of their weak]], to better serve their [[GodofEvil Old God Master]]. Nope, clearly they just want to be the ones in charge, and consider every other race to be [[FantasticRacism unfit to rule and that they should be enslaved]], even tough [[GenreBlind many of them have proven to be strong enough to fight them in equal standing]]. Even within their own society, this ideology is what drives them, and for a ruling dynasty to be replaced requires an aspirant to succesfully perform a {{Klingon Promotion}} on them.

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one of the villain races of the fourth expansion, [[AbusivePrecursors The]] [[LivingStatue Mogu]], have this motivation. This in contrast to fellow villain races, the [[EldritchAbomination Sha]] who want to [[TheCorruption corrupt]] or [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone]], and the [[BeePeople Man]][[ProudWarriorRaceGuy tid]] who seek to become stronger as a race, via {{training from hell}} and [[SocialDarwinist the culling of their weak]], to better serve their [[GodofEvil Old God Master]]. Nope, clearly they just want to be the ones in charge, and consider every other race to be [[FantasticRacism unfit to rule and that they should be enslaved]], even tough [[GenreBlind many of them have proven to be strong enough to fight them in equal standing]]. Even within their own society, this ideology is what drives them, and for a ruling dynasty to be replaced requires an aspirant to succesfully perform a {{Klingon Promotion}} on them.
14th Jun '16 10:57:34 PM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': While every person who falls to Chaos has a different motive (some genuinely want to reform the corrupt and dying Imperium, some want to make their lives better, some want to save their families...), in the end those who don't go insane pretty much all angle for ascension to daemonhood, becoming immortal and carving out their own corner of the Warp as their personal playground for eternity.
12th Jun '16 2:02:17 PM Ramidel
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** [[DarkMessiah Paptimus Scirocco]] of ''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.
7th Jun '16 1:53:42 PM nmn3r3
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}}'s ultimate goal in all ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games is to rule over the whole world. In most games, he aims to rule the Mushroom Kingdom by forcing Princess Peach to marry him, but in the ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' series and ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'', he aims to rule the universe. To be fair, in the RPG games, it's made clear he also has a weird crush on Peach. Anyway, ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' show what he will do with the Mushroom Kingdom once he has it: turn it into a classic World 8 LethalLavaLand, much like his home kingdom.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}}'s ultimate goal in all ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games is to rule over the whole world. In most games, he aims to rule the Mushroom Kingdom by forcing Princess Peach to marry him, but in the ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' series and ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'', he aims to rule the universe. To be fair, in the RPG games, it's made clear he also has a weird crush on Peach. Anyway, ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' show shows what he will do with the Mushroom Kingdom once he has it: turn Turn it into a classic World 8 LethalLavaLand, much like his home kingdom.
7th Jun '16 1:52:10 PM nmn3r3
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}}'s ultimate goal in all ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games is to rule over the whole world. In most games, he aims to rule the Mushroom Kingdom by forcing Princess Peach to marry him, but in the ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' series and ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'', he aims to rule the universe. To be fair, in the RPG games, it's made clear he also has a weird crush on Peach.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}}'s ultimate goal in all ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games is to rule over the whole world. In most games, he aims to rule the Mushroom Kingdom by forcing Princess Peach to marry him, but in the ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' series and ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'', he aims to rule the universe. To be fair, in the RPG games, it's made clear he also has a weird crush on Peach. Anyway, ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' show what he will do with the Mushroom Kingdom once he has it: turn it into a classic World 8 LethalLavaLand, much like his home kingdom.
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.
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