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18th Nov '17 7:52:19 AM StFan
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* You like the destruction they cause, but don't much care about them? Sounds like a C-list {{Kaiju}}. The better ones [[MonsterIsAMommy have]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge some motivation]] and / or [[TheWoobie are oddly sympathetic]], but the ones that never appeared in more than one movie are pretty much this. Whether it's a bad trope, of course, depends on how cool the destruction is.
** The [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla original Mecha Godzilla]] is a justified case: it's a robot built for destruction, and thus doesn't have a personality besides being programmed to follow orders and come up with the best plan to win a fight.
* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' gives us The Enchantress - an ancient EldritchAbomination who [[EvilLuddite hates how mankind prefers machines to gods]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe wants to be worshipped again]]. That's all there is to her. She has no personal vendetta against any of the protagonists, except Amanda Waller for having control of her heart (another, Flagg, has something against Enchantress because she's using his lover as her physical body). She spends most of the film sitting around making an army and some vague doomsday device that only starts working when the title squad are about to reach Enchantress.

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* You like the destruction they cause, but don't much care about them? Sounds like a C-list {{Kaiju}}. The better ones [[MonsterIsAMommy have]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge some motivation]] and / or [[TheWoobie are oddly sympathetic]], but the ones that never appeared in more than one movie are pretty much this. Whether it's a bad trope, of course, depends on how cool the destruction is.
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is. The [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla original Mecha Godzilla]] is a justified case: it's a robot built for destruction, and thus doesn't have a personality besides being programmed to follow orders and come up with the best plan to win a fight.
* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' gives us The Enchantress - -- an ancient EldritchAbomination who [[EvilLuddite hates how mankind prefers machines to gods]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe wants to be worshipped worshiped again]]. That's all there is to her. She has no personal vendetta against any of the protagonists, except Amanda Waller for having control of her heart (another, Flagg, has something against Enchantress because she's using his lover as her physical body). She spends most of the film sitting around making an army and some vague doomsday device that only starts working when the title squad are about to reach Enchantress.



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* In ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn'' the villain's motivation is never really explained. He's just doing… evil, well… because he's evil.
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* In ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn'' the villain's motivation is never really explained. He's just doing… evil, well… because he's evil.



* The reason why the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/eldritch-application refuses to take]] WebOriginal/{{Zalgo}} as SCP.
-->''"You're overpowered, you don't have a hook, and quite frankly, you're boring."''
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The reason why the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' Foundation [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/eldritch-application refuses to take]] WebOriginal/{{Zalgo}} as SCP.
-->''"You're --->'''"The Director":''' You're overpowered, you don't have a hook, and quite frankly, you're boring."''
--> -- '''"The Director"'''
16th Nov '17 3:38:55 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Nov '17 3:05:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The High Priest of Hel claimed to be this when Roy asked him why he wanted to destroy the world -- he's Evil, therefore he wants to destroy the world. Roy didn't buy it, on the grounds that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tarquin]], [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]], and [[BigBad Xykon]] are all Evil characters who ''don't'' want the world destroyed.

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** The High Priest of Hel claimed to be this when Roy asked him why he wanted to destroy the world -- he's Evil, therefore he wants to destroy the world. Roy didn't buy it, on the grounds that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[GenreSavvy Tarquin]], [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]], and [[BigBad Xykon]] are all Evil characters who ''don't'' want the world destroyed.
14th Nov '17 8:55:36 PM JoeMerl
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** The High Priest of Hel claimed to be this when Roy asked him why he wanted to destroy the world -- he's Evil, therefore he wants to destroy the world. Roy didn't buy it, on the grounds that Tarquin, Belkar, and Xykon are all Evil characters who ''don't'' want the world destroyed.

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** The High Priest of Hel claimed to be this when Roy asked him why he wanted to destroy the world -- he's Evil, therefore he wants to destroy the world. Roy didn't buy it, on the grounds that Tarquin, Belkar, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tarquin]], [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]], and Xykon [[BigBad Xykon]] are all Evil characters who ''don't'' want the world destroyed.destroyed.
1st Nov '17 4:37:22 AM miraculous
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** Dark Spectre from PowerRangersInSpace is one of the only examples of this trope in the PowerRangers franchise as he just shows up, wants to take over the galaxy and does not have a personality. Most other villains are given a personality and motivation, so it comes off as odd when even MonstersOfTheWeek do have a personality, while the GreaterScopeVillain does not.

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** * Dark Spectre from PowerRangersInSpace is one of the only examples of this trope in the PowerRangers franchise as he just shows up, wants to take over the galaxy and does not have a personality. Most other villains are given a personality and motivation, so it comes off as odd when even MonstersOfTheWeek do have a personality, while the GreaterScopeVillain does not.


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*''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' has Sulphur who isn't so much a character as he is a plot device needed to move the story along. He has no backstory, no explained motivation, no personality, and doesn't even talk.
1st Nov '17 4:32:57 AM miraculous
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29th Oct '17 8:41:01 PM wingedcatgirl
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* The Snarl from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Not a major player in the story, but ready to obliterate everything if it ever gets loose. At least that's the original story we heard about it.

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The Snarl from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.seems to be this. Not a major player in the story, but ready to obliterate everything if it ever gets loose. At least that's the original story we heard about it.it -- there are reasons to question whether this story is complete, or accurate.
** The High Priest of Hel claimed to be this when Roy asked him why he wanted to destroy the world -- he's Evil, therefore he wants to destroy the world. Roy didn't buy it, on the grounds that Tarquin, Belkar, and Xykon are all Evil characters who ''don't'' want the world destroyed.
27th Oct '17 8:30:53 PM miraculous
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** Some seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', especially the first few seasons, to the point where some episodes involved the villains trying to conquer Earth, and others involved their attempts to destroy it... either possibility seemed to satisfy them equally.

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** Some seasons Dark Spectre from PowerRangersInSpace is one of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', especially the first few seasons, to only examples of this trope in the point where some episodes involved PowerRangers franchise as he just shows up, wants to take over the galaxy and does not have a personality. Most other villains trying to conquer Earth, are given a personality and others involved their attempts to destroy it... either possibility seemed to satisfy them equally.motivation, so it comes off as odd when even MonstersOfTheWeek do have a personality, while the GreaterScopeVillain does not.
27th Oct '17 8:37:00 AM miraculous
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' features Xande, who has the motivation that he's angry with his own mortality. After killing him, Cloud of Darkness appears, who wants to destroy everything because she's dark.Exdea

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' features Xande, who has the motivation that he's angry with his own mortality. After killing him, Cloud of Darkness appears, who wants to destroy everything because she's dark.Exdea
27th Oct '17 8:33:40 AM miraculous
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' features Xande, who has the motivation that he's angry with his own mortality. After killing him, Cloud of Darkness appears, who wants to destroy everything because she's dark.
** Exdeath from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is frequently criticised for this. While he manages to at least [[KnightOfCerebus come off as a threat in an otherwise lighthearted game]], he wants to use the PowerOfTheVoid 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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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' features Xande, who has the motivation that he's angry with his own mortality. After killing him, Cloud of Darkness appears, who wants to destroy everything because she's dark.
** Exdeath from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is frequently criticised for this. While he manages to at least [[KnightOfCerebus come off as a threat in an otherwise lighthearted game]], he wants to use the PowerOfTheVoid 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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