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31st Jan '16 11:08:52 PM Adept
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* Alduin in ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. His backstory states that he's a god that takes part in the destruction of the world so a new one can be born, but he never displays any significant personality traits beyond his {{Pride}} and being evil. * Dark Force from ''PhantasyStar'' series is an chaotic monster sealed within some sort of containers as the "Pandora's Box" which corrupts and attacks people who find it. Profound Darkness in ''PhantasyStarIV'' is a one-upped version of Dark Force, coming out of nowhere as the BiggerBad while being described as an origin of evil itself.
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* Alduin in ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. His backstory states that he's a god that takes part in the destruction of the world so a new one can be born, but he never displays any significant personality traits beyond his {{Pride}} and being evil. * Dark Force from ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series is an chaotic monster sealed within some sort of containers as the "Pandora's Box" which corrupts and attacks people who find it. Profound Darkness in ''PhantasyStarIV'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' is a one-upped version of Dark Force, coming out of nowhere as the BiggerBad while being described as an origin of evil itself.

* Hades Izanami from ''BlazBlue'' is often considered one due to her lack of any real motivation other than "kill everyone because she's a GodOfEvil", and is somewhat of a ReplacementScrappy for [[OmnicidalManiac Hazama/Terumi]] and [[AGodAmI Relius]]. Not to mention that in the [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction sequel]] she spends Act 1 of the [[EpisodicGame three-part Arcade]] [[PutOnABus in the backstage without any further development]], leaving her Dragon, Phantom/Nine, to do most of the fighting and guess what, [[DragonWithAnAgenda the first part turns out to be Nine's plan which can be considered deeper than her generic doomsday.]] [[PromotedToPlayable This has started to change with the release of Act 2]], though time will time if she will be fleshed out in motivation [[NightmareFuel as much as fighting ability]].
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* Hades Izanami from ''BlazBlue'' ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is often considered one due to her lack of any real motivation other than "kill everyone because she's a GodOfEvil", and is somewhat of a ReplacementScrappy for [[OmnicidalManiac Hazama/Terumi]] and [[AGodAmI Relius]]. Not to mention that in the [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction sequel]] she spends Act 1 of the [[EpisodicGame three-part Arcade]] [[PutOnABus in the backstage without any further development]], leaving her Dragon, Phantom/Nine, to do most of the fighting and guess what, [[DragonWithAnAgenda the first part turns out to be Nine's plan which can be considered deeper than her generic doomsday.]] [[PromotedToPlayable This has started to change with the release of Act 2]], though time will time if she will be fleshed out in motivation [[NightmareFuel as much as fighting ability]].ability]]. * All the {{Big Bad}}s that has appeared in the ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' series have rather vague motives for doing what they do. Why does Ahriman wants to destroy the world? Why does the Snow Queen [[spoiler:or rather, Heptitus,]] want to freeze the world? Why does Gyendal want to enslave the humans? Why does Qetesh wants a Mist Wraith sacrifice? Well, because reasons, and that's all you'd get from them.
28th Jan '16 8:25:05 PM Prometheus117
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** Grima at least has the excuse of being non-human, and hinted to have become a GodOfEvil of sorts. Less forgivable is the ultimate human antagonist [[TheDragon Validar]]. In a game featuring many memorable and well-written characters, he's essentially a walking cliche. Furthermore, it's never really explained how his plan to resurrect Grima will benefit him in any way. He's part of the country-wide ReligionOfEvil dedicated to worshipping him, but really, if your god is going to turn the world into a uniformly shitty place filled with zombies, it's time to find a new one.
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** Grima at least has the excuse of being non-human, and hinted to have become a GodOfEvil of sorts. Less forgivable is the ultimate human antagonist [[TheDragon Validar]]. In a game featuring many memorable and well-written characters, he's essentially a walking cliche. Furthermore, it's never really explained how his plan to resurrect Grima will benefit him in any way. He's part of the country-wide ReligionOfEvil dedicated to worshipping him, but really, if your god is going to turn the world into a uniformly shitty place filled with zombies, it's time to find a new one. Though it's revealed he's the just the latest in a long line of sorcerers [[{{Cult}} trained and taught from birth to believe they are destined to become the Fell Dragon's vessel and see to his revival]], so it's {{justified}}.

* Hades Izanami from ''BlazBlue'' is often considered one due to her lack of any real motivation other than "kill everyone because she's a GodOfEvil", and is somewhat of a ReplacementScrappy for [[OmnicidalManiac Hazama/Terumi]] and [[AGodAmI Relius]]. Not to mention that so far, in the [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction sequel]], she seems to be once again, [[PutOnABus be in the backstage without any further development]] (though this might be rectified once the console version comes out), leaving her Dragon, Phantom/Nine, to do most of the fighting and guess what, [[DragonWithAnAgenda the first part turns out to be Nine's plan which can be considered deeper than her generic doomsday.]]
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* Hades Izanami from ''BlazBlue'' is often considered one due to her lack of any real motivation other than "kill everyone because she's a GodOfEvil", and is somewhat of a ReplacementScrappy for [[OmnicidalManiac Hazama/Terumi]] and [[AGodAmI Relius]]. Not to mention that so far, in the [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction sequel]], sequel]] she seems to be once again, spends Act 1 of the [[EpisodicGame three-part Arcade]] [[PutOnABus be in the backstage without any further development]] (though this might be rectified once the console version comes out), development]], leaving her Dragon, Phantom/Nine, to do most of the fighting and guess what, [[DragonWithAnAgenda the first part turns out to be Nine's plan which can be considered deeper than her generic doomsday.]]]] [[PromotedToPlayable This has started to change with the release of Act 2]], though time will time if she will be fleshed out in motivation [[NightmareFuel as much as fighting ability]].
14th Jan '16 3:20:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Established Complete Monsters are exempt from this trope.


* Kefka Palazzo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is an interesting deconstruction; initially he acts and looks like a Saturday morning cartoon villain out to destroy the world because he can. [[spoiler: Not only does he succeed and rule over the world's ashes as a God for a year, but his driving motivation comes from an almost unthinkable level of sociopathy. He is so crazy that he literally does not understand concepts like goodness and morality, and doesn't get why people live and create things because the end result is always going to be destruction and death at some point or another. He lives to destroy things because nothing has any meaning for him, including his own life.]] He is basically the perfect example of what type of person you'd have to be to become this trope.

** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': Zant plays this straight at first, but later averts it, [[spoiler:when it's revealed to be a facade, and he's actually a PsychopathicManchild who is upset over his people's imprisonment and not being chosen as their ruler, and usurped the throne after being granted by power by Ganondorf.]]
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': Zant plays this straight at first, but later averts subverts it, [[spoiler:when it's revealed to be a facade, and he's actually a PsychopathicManchild who is upset over his people's imprisonment and not being chosen as their ruler, and usurped the throne after being granted by power by Ganondorf.]]

** Keep in mind that [[{{Hypocrite}} this is the same]] Wiki/SCPFoundation that has SCP-682. A monster who's sole defining characteristics are "Hates everything" and [[GodModeSue "Cannot be killed ever."]] * Mecha Sonic from ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ''. Even when he was just Metal Sonic, Eggman didn't give him a personality beyond "make Sonic dead" and "blow up anything in my way", so he's running off nothing but what he's known how to do all along.
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** Keep in mind that [[{{Hypocrite}} this is the same]] Wiki/SCPFoundation that has SCP-682. A monster who's sole defining characteristics are "Hates everything" and [[GodModeSue "Cannot be killed ever."]] * Mecha Sonic from ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ''. Even when he was just Metal Sonic, Eggman didn't give him a personality beyond "make Sonic dead" and "blow up anything in my way", so he's running off nothing but what he's known how to do all along."
14th Jan '16 2:37:12 PM portaljumper339
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* Kefka Palazzo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is an interesting deconstruction; initially he acts and looks like a Saturday morning cartoon villain out to destroy the world because he can. [[spoiler: Not only does he succeed and rule over the world's ashes as a God for a year, but his driving motivation comes from an almost unthinkable level of sociopathy. He is so crazy that he literally does not understand concepts like goodness and morality, and doesn't get why people live and create things because the end result is always going to be destruction and death at some point or another. He lives to destroy things because nothing has any meaning for him, including his own life.]] Henis basically the perfect example of what type of person you'd have to be to become this trope.
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* Kefka Palazzo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is an interesting deconstruction; initially he acts and looks like a Saturday morning cartoon villain out to destroy the world because he can. [[spoiler: Not only does he succeed and rule over the world's ashes as a God for a year, but his driving motivation comes from an almost unthinkable level of sociopathy. He is so crazy that he literally does not understand concepts like goodness and morality, and doesn't get why people live and create things because the end result is always going to be destruction and death at some point or another. He lives to destroy things because nothing has any meaning for him, including his own life.]] Henis He is basically the perfect example of what type of person you'd have to be to become this trope.
14th Jan '16 2:36:20 PM portaljumper339
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* Kefka Palazzo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is an interesting deconstruction; initially he acts and looks like a Saturday morning cartoon villain out to destroy the world because he can. [[spoiler: Not only does he succeed and rule over the world's ashes as a God for a year, but his driving motivation comes from an almost unthinkable level of sociopathy. He is so crazy that he literally does not understand concepts like goodness and morality, and doesn't get why people live and create things because the end result is always going to be destruction and death at some point or another. He lives to destroy things because nothing has any meaning for him, including his own life.]] Henis basically the perfect example of what type of person you'd have to be to become this trope.
12th Jan '16 9:52:53 PM ANewMan
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These are Complete Monster examples that do no count as this trope.
* Diavolo easily comes off as this in Part 5 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. His goals are two-fold: erase all traces of his existence, and use the power of one of the Stand Arrows to become the ultimate Stand User and [[TakeOverTheWorld "Future Emperor of the world."]] He's given little to no motivation for either of these, and in fact his pride over his sheer power and paranoia that leads him to hide himself seem to contradict each other. * Yami Marik from ''Manga/YuGiOh'', the utterly psychotic split personality of Marik Ishtar. He is a CombatSadomasochist who delights in slowly torturing his opponents (and himself) with twisted Shadow Games. Even the cards in his deck have a distinct 'torture' theme. His ultimate goal is to gather the God Cards and reign as Pharaoh over a world of darkness and pain. He does have an explanation for his actions, however: Yami Marik isn't a person, per-say, but childish cruelty and hatred made manifest. [[TheHeartless He was born of Marik's displaced rage and pain]]; without Marik holding him back, the [[SanitySlippage motivation gradually deteriorated]] from "Kill and hurt those who hurt me!" to "Kill and hurt everyone who gets in my way!" and then finally "KILL! KILL! KILL!"

* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': ** Zemus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' wants to destroy all life on the Blue Planet. There's some handwaved justification that it's so the Lunarians can move in, but none of the other Lunarians want the humans killed to make room for them (they were "sleeping" in suspended animation waiting until the humans are advanced enough for the Lunarians to join them), so it's still pretty pointless. Zemus seems to have concluded that if the humans are all dead, it wouldn't matter if the other Lunarians liked the outcome: they'd still have no reason not to just go down to the Blue Planet. And Zemus [[AGodAmI thought he was too powerful to be in any danger of punishment]]. ** From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', Exdeath. While he manages to at least [[KnightOfCerebus come off as a threat in an otherwise lighthearted game]], he wants to use [[MemeticMutation THE VOID]] to TakeOverTheWorld because, really, he can. Granted, his backstory reveals that he's essentially MadeOfEvil, so that could give some justification.
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': ** Zemus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' wants to destroy all life on the Blue Planet. There's some handwaved justification that it's so the Lunarians can move in, but none of the other Lunarians want the humans killed to make room for them (they were "sleeping" in suspended animation waiting until the humans are advanced enough for the Lunarians to join them), so it's still pretty pointless. Zemus seems to have concluded that if the humans are all dead, it wouldn't matter if the other Lunarians liked the outcome: they'd still have no reason not to just go down to the Blue Planet. And Zemus [[AGodAmI thought he was too powerful to be in any danger of punishment]]. ** From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', Exdeath. While he manages to at least [[KnightOfCerebus come off as a threat in an otherwise lighthearted game]], he wants to use [[MemeticMutation THE VOID]] to TakeOverTheWorld because, really, he can. Granted, his backstory reveals that he's essentially MadeOfEvil, so that could give some justification.

** Unalaq is a lesser example of this. His motives for wanting to merge with Vaatu and become the Dark Avatar were not explained very well. *** Because of this, Varrick's segment in the RecapEpisode "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS4E8Remembrances Remembrances]]" made a RunningGag out of Unalaq being a boring villain who is unpopular among the other characters, including the aforementioned Vaatu. Given how complex all of the other villains in the series are, Unalaq stuck out like a sore thumb.
11th Jan '16 6:50:06 PM WillKeaton
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* Discussed on ''The Editing Room'' in [[http://www.the-editing-room.com/x-men-first-class.html ''X-Men: First Class: The Abridged Script'']]. Robert Downey Jr. cameos and mentions how supervillains would probably have something in their lives that would make them think twice about blowing up the planet.
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* Discussed on ''The Editing Room'' in [[http://www.the-editing-room.com/x-men-first-class.html ''X-Men: First Class: The Abridged Script'']]. Script.'']] Robert Downey Jr. cameos and mentions how supervillains would probably have something in their lives that would make them think twice about blowing up the planet.
11th Jan '16 6:49:52 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Parodied|Trope}} by ''Blog/HowToWriteBadlyWell'': [[http://writebadlywell.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-your-villain-genuinely-evil.html Make Your Villain Genuinely Evil]].
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* {{Parodied|Trope}} by ''Blog/HowToWriteBadlyWell'': [[http://writebadlywell.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-your-villain-genuinely-evil.html Make Your Villain Genuinely Evil]].Evil.]]
11th Jan '16 6:49:33 PM WillKeaton
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* Hades Izanami from BlazBlue is often considered one due to her lack of any real motivation other than "kill everyone because she's a GodOfEvil", and is somewhat of a ReplacementScrappy for [[OmnicidalManiac Hazama/Terumi]] and [[AGodAmI Relius]]. Not to mention that so far, in the [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction sequel]], she seems to be once again, [[PutOnABus be in the backstage without any further development]] (though this might be rectified once the console version comes out), leaving her Dragon, Phantom/Nine, to do most of the fighting and guess what, [[DragonWithAnAgenda the first part turns out to be Nine's plan which can be considered deeper than her generic doomsday.]]
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* Hades Izanami from BlazBlue ''BlazBlue'' is often considered one due to her lack of any real motivation other than "kill everyone because she's a GodOfEvil", and is somewhat of a ReplacementScrappy for [[OmnicidalManiac Hazama/Terumi]] and [[AGodAmI Relius]]. Not to mention that so far, in the [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction sequel]], she seems to be once again, [[PutOnABus be in the backstage without any further development]] (though this might be rectified once the console version comes out), leaving her Dragon, Phantom/Nine, to do most of the fighting and guess what, [[DragonWithAnAgenda the first part turns out to be Nine's plan which can be considered deeper than her generic doomsday.]]
11th Jan '16 6:49:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Alduin in ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. His backstory states that he's a god that takes part int he destruction of the world so a new one can be born, but he never displays any significant personality traits beyond his {{Pride}}, being evil, and the motive he ever displays is that he's evil.
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* Alduin in ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. His backstory states that he's a god that takes part int he in the destruction of the world so a new one can be born, but he never displays any significant personality traits beyond his {{Pride}}, {{Pride}} and being evil, and the motive he ever displays is that he's evil.
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