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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.
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.
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