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15th Aug '17 2:45:38 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', who wishes to create a "world without rules" (or, as Alfred puts it, "watch the world burn"). He believes that, deep down, everyone is just as rotten and evil as he is, and he intends to rip away the "facade" of do-goodiness and create a world where, essentially, everyone acts like a violent criminal.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', who wishes to create a "world without rules" (or, as Alfred puts it, "watch the world burn"). He believes that, deep down, everyone is just as rotten and evil as he is, and he intends to rip away the "facade" of do-goodiness and create a world where, essentially, everyone acts like a violent criminal.
12th Aug '17 12:31:12 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': The Maoh King has ruled over a devastated Earth for millennia and had fathering several half-breed children (often [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with unwilling women]]) just to have them fight each other and engineer countless conflicts over the ages to stave off his boredom. This was actually enforced [[spoiler:by Maoh's real master, the Great Genma King, who had originally drove Earth's society (roughly our modern times) to the ground just before destroying it altogether with nuclear war]] all just to create stronger breeds of Genma.

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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': The Maoh King has ruled over a devastated Earth for millennia and had fathering fathered several half-breed children (often [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with unwilling women]]) just to have them fight each other and engineer countless conflicts over the ages to stave off his boredom. This was actually enforced [[spoiler:by Maoh's real master, the Great Genma King, who had originally drove Earth's society (roughly our modern times) to the ground just before destroying it altogether with nuclear war]] all just to create stronger breeds of Genma.
11th Aug '17 12:37:37 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': The Maoh King has ruled over a devastated Earth for millennia and had fathering several half-breed children (often [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with unwilling women]]) just to have them fight each other and engineer countless conflicts over the ages to stave off his boredom. This was actually enforced by [[spoiler:Maoh's real master, the Great Genma King, who had originally drove Earth's society (roughly our modern times) to the ground just before destroying it altogether with nuclear war]], all just to create stronger breeds of Genma.

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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': The Maoh King has ruled over a devastated Earth for millennia and had fathering several half-breed children (often [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with unwilling women]]) just to have them fight each other and engineer countless conflicts over the ages to stave off his boredom. This was actually enforced by [[spoiler:Maoh's [[spoiler:by Maoh's real master, the Great Genma King, who had originally drove Earth's society (roughly our modern times) to the ground just before destroying it altogether with nuclear war]], war]] all just to create stronger breeds of Genma.
11th Aug '17 12:31:06 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': The Maoh King has ruled over a devastated Earth for millennia and had fathering several half-breed children (often [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil with unwilling women]]) just to have them fight each other and engineer countless conflicts over the ages to stave off his boredom. This was actually enforced by [[spoiler:Maoh's real master, the Great Genma King, who had originally drove Earth's society (roughly our modern times) to the ground just before destroying it altogether with nuclear war]], all just to create stronger breeds of Genma.
4th Jul '17 8:41:14 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Once King Piccolo takes over the world, he says that he has no desire to rule over his subjects. Instead, he abolishes all laws and lets everyone do whatever they want, including robbery and murder. Later, he decides to hold a lottery to destroy one region of the world per year. His goal is to make everyone live in fear for the rest of their lives.
2nd Jun '17 8:24:01 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Pain's plan for the Tailed Beasts is a rare tragic example that subverts UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. He wanted to create and give free access to a FantasticNuke so powerful [[SwordOfDamocles its use would deter future wars, seemingly forever]]. But he eventually explains that he doesn't expect this peace to ''last'', just create a ViciousCycle that alternates between mass annihilation and living in fear thereof. In essence, Pain became so obsessed with bringing peace [[HeWhoFightsMonsters that he went past]] UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans to aiming for a world technically at peace, but worse off for it.
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2nd Jun '17 7:50:52 PM thatother1dude
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* In first ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' movie, Timmy's maniacal teacher Mr. Crocker manages to gain his wish of capturing a fairy godparent by eating a magic muffin that grants whoever eats it one rule free wish. Upon doing so, he takes over the world and turns it into a dystopia in every sense of the word. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He also often has the people inflicted with shrimp puffs for his amusement]].

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* In first ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' movie, Timmy's maniacal teacher Mr. Crocker manages to gain his wish of capturing a fairy godparent by eating a magic muffin that grants whoever eats it one rule free wish. Upon doing so, he takes over the world and turns it into a dystopia in every sense of the word. word: [[{{Mordor}} the whole world becomes a wasteland]], all the people live in poverty, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He also often has the and he makes people inflicted with eat shrimp puffs for his amusement]].
10th May '17 3:03:11 AM Shadowgazer
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Compare with DespotismJustifiesTheMeans, which depicts the dystopia as a mere side effect, not as an end in itself. The type of villain pursuing Dystopia Justifies The Means will not be satisfied just with obtaining ultimate power; they will desire to use that power towards a particularly vile end - to remake the world into a place of suffering for its own sake, valuing it more than their own power. Compare also with ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil - this trope is to that what LawfulEvil is to ChaoticEvil.

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Compare with DespotismJustifiesTheMeans, which depicts the dystopia as a mere side effect, not as an end in itself. The type of villain pursuing Dystopia Justifies The Means will not be satisfied just with obtaining ultimate power; they will desire to use that power towards a particularly vile end - to remake the world into a place of suffering for its own sake, valuing it just as much, if not more than their own power. Compare also with ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil - this trope is to that what LawfulEvil is to ChaoticEvil.
9th May '17 3:52:58 AM Shadowgazer
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This trope can occasionally overlap with UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans; in such cases, the deluded villain has an idea of a "better" world that the majority regard as NightmareFuel. In general, however, this trope refers to characters who wish to create a {{Dystopia}} and have no illusions or expectations that people will be happier or better off under it, and in fact would absolutely enjoy it if people are miserable and/or worse off under it.

Compare with DespotismJustifiesTheMeans, which depicts the dystopia as a mere side effect, not as an end in itself. The type of villain pursuing Dystopia Justifies The Means will not be satisfied just with obtaining ultimate power; they will desire to use that power towards a particularly vile end - to remake the world into a place of suffering for its own sake. Compare also with ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil - this trope is to that what LawfulEvil is to ChaoticEvil.

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This trope can occasionally occasionally, very rarely, overlap with UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans; in such cases, the reaally deluded villain has an idea of a "better" world that the majority regard as NightmareFuel. In general, however, this trope refers to characters who wish to create a {{Dystopia}} and have no illusions or expectations that people will be happier or better off under it, and in fact would absolutely enjoy it if people are miserable and/or worse off under it.

Compare with DespotismJustifiesTheMeans, which depicts the dystopia as a mere side effect, not as an end in itself. The type of villain pursuing Dystopia Justifies The Means will not be satisfied just with obtaining ultimate power; they will desire to use that power towards a particularly vile end - to remake the world into a place of suffering for its own sake.sake, valuing it more than their own power. Compare also with ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil - this trope is to that what LawfulEvil is to ChaoticEvil.
4th May '17 12:01:18 AM tenthyr
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* In ''Literature/HaloSilentium'', this turns out to be the goal of [[TheVirus the Flood]], or more accurately [[spoiler:their former identity the {{Precursors}}. They were so angered by one of their own created races, the Forerunners, nearly wiping them out]] that they vow to create a new universe where they will be able to create and destroy as they see fit.

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* In ''Literature/HaloSilentium'', this turns out to be the goal of [[TheVirus the Flood]], or more accurately [[spoiler:their former identity the {{Precursors}}. They were so angered by one of their own created races, the Forerunners, nearly wiping them out]] that they vow to create a new universe where they will be able to create and destroy as they see fit.fit, and where their creations will suffer to much to even conceive of rebellion.
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