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15th Feb '18 7:02:14 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Eggman seems to have this attitude towards his world conquest schemes. The BadFuture levels of ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' are nothing but derelict, post-apocalyptic ruins, while in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', when he makes his move after Sonic takes out the Deadly Six, he remarks that, while it's a pity that the Six have largely destroyed the world below, at least there's still enough of said world left for him to conquer.

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* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'': Baron Praxis will do anything to stay in power as ruler of Haven City, up to and including [[MonsterProtectionRacket bribing]] the Metal Heads to attack the city so he can justify his brutal, fascist rule as necessary.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Eggman seems to have this attitude towards his world conquest schemes. The BadFuture levels of ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' are nothing but derelict, post-apocalyptic ruins, while the opening of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has him use a WaveMotionGun to ''crack the Earth open'', and in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', when he makes his move after Sonic takes out the Deadly Six, he remarks that, while it's a pity that the Six have largely destroyed the world below, at least there's still enough of said world left for him to conquer.conquer. It's taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', where he's plotting to ''completely annihilate Sonic, all his friends, and possibly everyone else who isn't on his side [[spoiler:'''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill by dropping an artificial star on them]]''''']] in order to retain control of the world.
-->'''Eggman''': The world will be nothing but ashes, [[InTheirOwnImage from which a glorious Eggman Empire will rise!]]
8th Feb '18 4:09:53 PM nombretomado
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* The [[GodOfEvil Dark Powers]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are motivated mainly by a desire to be the shaper and de facto ruler of the next world. Since there's three of them and only ''[[AllOrNothing one]]'' Elder Power can do this per cycle of the universe, this puts them at each others' throats as much as it pits them against the forces of Good.

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* The [[GodOfEvil Dark Powers]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' are motivated mainly by a desire to be the shaper and de facto ruler of the next world. Since there's three of them and only ''[[AllOrNothing one]]'' Elder Power can do this per cycle of the universe, this puts them at each others' throats as much as it pits them against the forces of Good.
2nd Feb '18 8:56:26 PM Uyyy
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* [[BigBad Lord Voldemort's]] ultimate mindset in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', summed up by the possessed Quirrell at the climax of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'': ''"There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it."''
2nd Feb '18 4:12:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Palpatine orchestrates a civil war (between two armies of "disposable" soldiers with plenty of civilians caught in the crossfire) and commits a Jedi genocide on his way to becoming the evil Emperor.

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** Palpatine orchestrates a civil war (between two armies of "disposable" soldiers with plenty of civilians caught in the crossfire) and commits a Jedi genocide on his way to becoming the evil Emperor. As he [[EvilIsHammy so delicately put it]], he's just in it for "UNLIMITED POWAHHH!". The tyrannical oppression of TheEmpire isn't an end in itself for him, though being a particularly evil Sith he just can't help himself.
2nd Feb '18 4:08:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Palpatine from ''Franchise/StarWars'' orchestrates a civil war (between two armies of "disposable" soldiers with plenty of civilians caught in the crossfire) and commits a Jedi genocide on his way to becoming the evil Emperor.

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Palpatine from ''Franchise/StarWars'' orchestrates a civil war (between two armies of "disposable" soldiers with plenty of civilians caught in the crossfire) and commits a Jedi genocide on his way to becoming the evil Emperor.
25th Dec '17 10:02:33 PM JackG
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* Servalan, the BigBad of ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Although she makes the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans appropriate speeches to justify the Terran Federation's tyranny]], her own schemes are invariably about advancing her own power and some even harm Federation interests.
8th Dec '17 7:30:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser 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'' shows 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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* [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser 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'' ''VideoGame/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'' shows 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.
24th Nov '17 6:37:36 AM Saveelich
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* Palpatine from ''Franchise/StarWars'' orchestrates a civil war (between two armies of "disposable" soldiers with plenty of civilians caught in the crossfire) and commits genocide on his way to becoming the evil Emperor.

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* Palpatine from ''Franchise/StarWars'' orchestrates a civil war (between two armies of "disposable" soldiers with plenty of civilians caught in the crossfire) and commits a Jedi genocide on his way to becoming the evil Emperor.
18th Nov '17 7:10:37 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': BigBad Durand Durand plans to use the positronic ray that he clandestinely invented to conquer the universe.
22nd Oct '17 5:42:14 AM HeyFella
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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'' shows 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 [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser 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'' shows 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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