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13th Apr '17 10:14:40 AM TheNerevarine
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* Megatron from the various ''{{Transformers}}'' canon.
* ComicBook/KhaalTheChroniclesOfAGalacticEmperor is ExactlyWhatSaysOnTheTin, but granted he doesn't start out as one in the comic proper: he is introduced as a fearsome warlord in a prison spaceship that gets invaded by superior aliens, but Khaal manages to kill their leader and take control of the invaders. He turns his attention to the rest of the galaxy and aims to conquer every world in his way. [[spoiler:The comic ends with him finding and conquering ''[[DownerEnding Earth]]'']].

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* Megatron from the various ''{{Transformers}}'' ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' canon.
* ComicBook/KhaalTheChroniclesOfAGalacticEmperor ''ComicBook/KhaalTheChroniclesOfAGalacticEmperor'' is ExactlyWhatSaysOnTheTin, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, but granted he doesn't start out as one in the comic proper: he is introduced as a fearsome warlord in a prison spaceship that gets invaded by superior aliens, but Khaal manages to kill their leader and take control of the invaders. He turns his attention to the rest of the galaxy and aims to conquer every world in his way. [[spoiler:The comic ends with him finding and conquering ''[[DownerEnding Earth]]'']].
13th Apr '17 10:12:44 AM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/KhaalTheChroniclesOfAGalacticEmperor is ExactlyWhatSaysOnTheTin, but granted he doesn't start out as one in the comic proper: he is introduced as a fearsome warlord in a prison spaceship that gets invaded by superior aliens, but Khaal manages to kill their leader and take control of the invaders. He turns his attention to the rest of the galaxy and aims to conquer every world in his way. [[spoiler:The comic ends with him finding and conquering ''[[DownerEnding Earth]]'']].
8th Apr '17 7:54:24 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has Veniczar Arcadius, the [[MalevolentMaskedMan masked dictator]] of the galactic superpower PACT. He already controls a good chunk of the galaxy in this capacity and is keen on taking over the rest, steamrolling the independent worlds of the Neutral Rim with his overwhelming military might.
17th Mar '17 1:10:21 AM sasagane_alan
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** Don Armage, the ruler of the Space Shogunate Jark Matter, who has conquered prety much the entire galaxy, including earth, in ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''.

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** Don Armage, the ruler of the Space Shogunate Jark Matter, who has conquered prety pretty much the entire galaxy, including earth, in ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''.
17th Mar '17 1:08:50 AM sasagane_alan
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** Don Armage, the ruler of Jark Matter, who has conquered prety much the entire galaxy, including earth, in ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''.

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** Don Armage, the ruler of the Space Shogunate Jark Matter, who has conquered prety much the entire galaxy, including earth, in ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''.
17th Mar '17 12:50:52 AM sasagane_alan
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** Don Armage, the ruler of Jark Matter, who has conquered prety much the entire galaxy, including earth, in ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''.
15th Mar '17 4:12:01 AM Hanz
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* Aku of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has not only conquered Earth, but the galaxy at large, which is why the BadFuture he rules over is filled with aliens.
22nd Feb '17 2:24:43 PM Yozzy
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** The most successful was undoubtedly [[MessianicArchetype the Emperor of Man]], founder and god of [[TheEmpire the Imperium]], the setting's "good guys".
** The other "good guys" of 40k, the Tau Empire, also have this as a goal. Most of the other races are more interested in some combination of killing, raping, torturing, or just eating everyone. BlackAndGreyMorality indeed.
** Not to mention Abaddon the Despoiler. Warmaster of Chaos. Blessed by all the Chaos Gods. He led thirteen Black Crusades including his [[TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic 12th to the Gothic Sector]] against the Imperium ([[GeneralFailure and failed for now]]). He is now trying to amass all the Chaos armies and unleash his horde on the most prized Imperium worlds, such as Terra, to finally succeed in what Horus didn't.
** While each of the Chaos Gods qualify as eldrich abominations, they also struggle against one another for control of the galaxy and the souls and minds of all that live within it in the manner of Galactic Conquerors.
** The Eldar dream of retaking their former place as the masters of the galaxy. The more realistic ones know that the odds of them ever doing so are almost zero, but keep fighting anyway since it beats laying down and accepting extinction.

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** The most successful was undoubtedly [[MessianicArchetype the Emperor of Man]], founder the founder, and later god of [[TheEmpire the Imperium]], the setting's "good guys".
[[BlackAndGrayMorality "good" guys]]. The Imperium had been the at its most reasonable and expanded most rapidly under his direct rule, growing from the solar system to spanning most of the galaxy in just a few short centuries (in spite of their life extending technologies, the Emperor was already immortally youthful, purportedly ''38,000 years old'' when he founded the Imperium). It was also secular, reasonably tolerant of mutants and nonhostile aliens, and presumably had reasonably efficient governance. The the Horus Heresy happened and the Emperor was interred into the [[ImmortalityInducer Golden Throne]] to survive and lost most ability to communicate; he more or less as a figurehead and his Imperium became a psychotic, dystopian, totalitarian, theocratic empire. The Imperium never fully recovered after that, while it still makes some gains in territory and technology from time to time, it sits somewhere between stagnant and failing by inches. Between most of its resources being sucked up by wars on all sides, including the occasional civil war between parts of it and the occaisional galactic crisis, the Imperium, and humanity's last hope (suchas it is), tottering on between a lasting victory and permanent collapse has been a lasting theme of [=40K=].
** The other [[ALighterShadeOfGrey "good guys" guys"]] of 40k, the [[TheFederation Tau Empire, Empire]], also have this as a goal. Most goal, believing it to be a part of their manifest destiny. Though they have a long, long way to go. They currently sit have a tiny, yet densely packed empire on the opposite side of the galaxy, preferring to use diplomatic, economic, and political means to bring other species into their empire, including Human-held worlds left behind or left to their own devices. However, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on who you listen to]], they might be the optimistic, hopeful beacon of reason and tolerance they present themselves as, or they might be an Orwellian, authoritarian society ruled by a caste of scheming, charismatic masterminds [[CrapsaccharineWorld given a bright coat of paint]]. A recurring theme is that the Tau are naive and overly eager to extend a hand of friendship, sometimes to their own peril. However, most of the other races are more interested in some combination of killing, raping, torturing, or just eating everyone. BlackAndGreyMorality indeed.
** Not to mention Abaddon the Despoiler. Despoiler, Warmaster of Chaos. Blessed The foremost of Chaos Lords, and blessed by all the Chaos Gods. He is recognized by the Imperium as an existential threat, and they devote a great deal of resources and manpower to keeping him and the rest of the hordes of Chaos contained to the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]]. He led thirteen Black Crusades which broke out including his [[TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic 12th to the Gothic Sector]] against the Imperium. He'll show up to harass the Imperium ([[GeneralFailure once in a while, and failed for now]]). He is every now trying and then he'll launch a Black Crusade to amass all collect superweapons and to weaken and undermine the Chaos armies and unleash his horde on the most prized Imperium worlds, such around the Eye as Terra, part of the LongGame. ({{Fanon}} likes to think of these as [[GeneralFailure repeated failures]], though it wasn't until relatively recently [[{{Revision}} that we learned about them in detail]]. And before that point, any permanent, meaningful victories against the Imperium was [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption outside the bounds of allowed narrative]].) Now, he's gathering up his weapons and unifying the forces of Chaos at a level unprecedented for nearly 10 millennia for the [[13IsUnlucky 13th Black Crusade]] to make an assault on Terra after all this time, to finally succeed in what Horus didn't.
** While each of the *** That said, [[GreaterScopeVillain Chaos Gods qualify as eldrich abominations, itself]] hopes to engulf the galaxy, and would if they're mortal followers ever succeed in bringing down the Emperor. Chaos is broken up into four major gods, each representing it's own unique portfolio and domain, and possibly lesser gods of an unknown number. Hypothetically, they also struggle could take over realspace ''right now'', but such is the nature of Chaos is that their energy and attention is mostly spent against one another for control of the galaxy and the souls and minds of all that live within it in the manner of Galactic Conquerors.
Great Game, a war that, by definition, is [[ForeverWar destined to never end]].
** The Eldar Craftworld [[SpaceElves Eldar]] dream of retaking their former place as the masters of the galaxy. The more realistic ones know that the odds of them ever doing so are almost zero, but keep fighting anyway since it beats laying down and accepting extinction.extinction.
** Surprisingly {{Averted}} with the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Dark Eldar]], the most vicious and sadistic of the factions ([[CrapsackWorld which is saying something]]) and the only Eldar faction who has managed to thrive, who don't want to bother with conquering the galaxy. Yes, they do make regular raids into realspace for [[VampiricDraining food]] and [[MadeASlave slaves]] (often one and the same), and will occasionally make a grab for resources or territory. But they don't bother since being in realspace for an extended period is a hazard for them: the Chaos God Slaanesh is constantly "sipping" out their souls, the effect is strongest in realspace, and dying out there carries the most risk against revivification should they fall in battle. That aside, they're having too much fun or too occupied in their home city of Commorragh, where murder and intrigue is rife and the kabals (something between a noble house and a pirate syndicate) are too busy competing to undermine or exterminate one another. The other subgroups of the Dark Eldar, [[MadScientist Haemonculus covens]], [[GladiatorGames wych cults]], [[HoverBoard Hellion gangs]], and the [[EliteMooks Incubus shrines]] typically lack the resources to go out into realspace and attach themselves to kabal raids as mercenary cohorts.
21st Feb '17 3:17:57 AM rafi
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* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse's ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan has embodied this trope in the past, with his obsession with ultimate power and Death being his primary motivations. His first appearance had him conqueroring his home planet of Titan with similar plans for Earth. CharacterizationMarchesOn, however, and he is now simply a GeniusBruiser [[OmniDisciplinaryScientist Omni-Disciplinary]] MadScientist whose motivations range from ItAmusedMe to OmnicidalManiac, the latter to impress his girlfriend (or, currently, because she dumped him and he's going to take it out on everyone else).
** And when we mean "Obsession with Death" we mean the StalkerWithACrush kind of obsession. Said girlfriend ''is'' Death.
* This is a general characterization for most cosmic-centric supervillains within the Marvel Universe. Some prominent terran-centric supervillains like Doctor Doom and Kang The Conqueror occasionally branch off into this trope, when their ambition exceeds their normal boundaries.

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* Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
** This is a general characterization for most cosmic-centric supervillains within the Marvel Universe. Some prominent terran-centric supervillains like Doctor Doom and Kang
The Franchise/MarvelUniverse's Conqueror occasionally branch off into this trope, when their ambition exceeds their normal boundaries.
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ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan has embodied this trope in the past, with his obsession with ultimate power and Death being his primary motivations. His first appearance had him conqueroring his home planet of Titan with similar plans for Earth. CharacterizationMarchesOn, however, and he is now simply a GeniusBruiser [[OmniDisciplinaryScientist Omni-Disciplinary]] MadScientist whose motivations range from ItAmusedMe to OmnicidalManiac, the latter to impress his girlfriend (or, currently, because she dumped him and he's going to take it out on everyone else).
** *** And when we mean "Obsession with Death" we mean the StalkerWithACrush kind of obsession. Said girlfriend ''is'' Death.
* This is a general characterization for most cosmic-centric supervillains within the Marvel Universe. Some prominent terran-centric supervillains like Doctor Doom and Kang The Conqueror occasionally branch off into this trope, when their ambition exceeds their normal boundaries.
Death.



** ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}.

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** Across countless worlds, for countless eons, not a voice is raised in hope or joy. Across these worlds, these infinite lands throughout the cosmos, there is only ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}.



** Mongul (both of them).

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** Mongul (both of them).them), the despotic ruler of War World. Galactic domination has always been his end game.
21st Feb '17 2:56:00 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Ming the Merciless from the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' film is referred to as the Emperor of the Universe and the Galaxy. The fact that he can casually cause moons to collide with planets and rain down "natural" disasters on every solar system when he wants to test them definitely places him on the level of Galactic Conqueror.

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* Ming the Merciless from the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' film is referred to as the Emperor of the Universe and the Galaxy. The fact that he can casually cause moons to collide with planets and rain down "natural" disasters on every solar system when he wants to test them definitely places him on the level of Galactic Conqueror. However, he only exercises direct control over his homeworld and it's moons.
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