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9th Oct '17 3:33:52 PM LancelotG
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Night Out," a disguised Lord Dominator fleetingly altered her usual goal of total galactic destruction to simply taking over an urban planet where she and an unwitting Sylvia had been painting the town red. She quickly reverted to type after Sylvia refused her [[WeCanRuleTogether offer]].
6th Sep '17 9:26:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* As for the other Saban {{Toku}} series, Crossworld City is the location of the dimensional rift in ''Series/VRTroopers''. Dregon's got no good reason to focus on Leawood but the Series/MaskedRider would follow him anywhere so it doesn't matter what city he strikes first; he's also got the secondary goal of getting his hands on the Rider powers. The first ''{{Beetleborgs}}'' villains, the Magnavors, had no reason to focus on one city but the second batch, the Crustaceans, had the 'no real ability to attack the rest of the world' issue.

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* As for the other Saban {{Toku}} series, Crossworld City is the location of the dimensional rift in ''Series/VRTroopers''. Dregon's got no good reason to focus on Leawood but the Series/MaskedRider would follow him anywhere so it doesn't matter what city he strikes first; he's also got the secondary goal of getting his hands on the Rider powers. The first ''{{Beetleborgs}}'' ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'' villains, the Magnavors, had no reason to focus on one city but the second batch, the Crustaceans, had the 'no real ability to attack the rest of the world' issue.
4th May '17 9:41:21 AM Hanz
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** The first two ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games has you taking over Stillwater not once, but twice. ''Saints Row: The Third'' focuses on a new city, Steelport.

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** The first two ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games has you taking over Stillwater not once, but twice. ''Saints Row: The Third'' ''Videogame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' focuses on a new city, Steelport.
13th Apr '17 10:40:03 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''Series/LazyTown'', Robbie Rotten has no interest in meddling in affairs anywhere beyond the titular burgh of [=LazyTown=]. In one installment, he even briefly manages to install himself as mayor by dressing up as the town's real mayor, Mayor Meanswell, and hiding him away.
9th Apr '17 8:00:16 PM Caswin
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* Discussed in the 1960s ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' where, upon learning that four different rogues have teamed up to "take over...", Chief O'Hara wonders if that means Gotham City, and Batman impatiently says that any ''two'' of them would try that. "the whole country" would supposedly account for three. Four: [[TakeOverTheWorld The entire world.]] At least. (Though in practice, their goal ends up being holding the oblivious world leaders for a straight cash ransom.)
12th Mar '17 6:57:13 PM PhantomRider
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** Divatox of ''Turbo'' and Astronema of ''Space'' were after the Rangers to begin with.
** In ''Lost Galaxy,'' Scorpius wanted the Lights of Orion hidden on Terra Venture, Trakeena wanted to take out the Rangers for taking out Scorpius, and Captain Mutiny enslaves the population of ''any'' ship or station that ends up in his territory and the Terra Venture just happened to be unlucky enough to find itself in his path.
** In ''Lightspeed Rescue,'' the demons can only regain their full power if their palace is recreated upon their sacred ground. That means the human city that now resides there is out of luck!
** In ''Time Force,'' the prison was teleported back in time by a device suffering from ItOnlyWorksOnce. It's not mobile like past villain bases, so they're limited to the city they landed nearest.
** In ''Wild Force,'' everything's ''not'' limited to one city. Orgs can arise from pollution anywhere, but the Rangers have a flying island. However, the city of Turtle Cove is an important recurring location (that turtle-shaped lake is where the turtle-shaped flying "island" was separated from the Earth, and was the site of the last battle between Animaria and the Orgs, meaning it's a good place for hidden zords, sealed villains, etc.
** ''Ninja Storm'' is another series where getting rid of the Rangers is a main goal from the start. Lothor wants to wipe out all the secret ninja academies, so the city closest to the last one is in for a rough year.
** ''Dino Thunder'' has a formerly-human villain and teleports via portals that have to be established in a certain place (only visible when used.) He'd have a hard time putting them worldwide.
** ''SPD:'' ...Good question. However, battles have taken place outside the main city a time or two.
** ''Mystic Force:'' The rift between dimensions is in a forest outside the city, making it ground zero for a battle for ''three'' worlds. We do see several locations in the mystic dimension, though.
** ''Operation Overdrive:'' Explicitly not limited to one city, with a lot of globetrotting from beginning to end. It's not until mid-season that we find out the name of the city the Rangers are based in. If it gets targeted, it's usually for the explicit purpose of drawing the Rangers out.
** ''Jungle Fury:'' Another situation where the villains don't have the means to target any place on Earth whenever they want.
** ''RPM:'' In this DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse series about protecting the last humans of a PostApocalypse Earth, the reason Venjix only attacks Corinth is that ''it's the only one,'' after all else was razed to the ground.
** ''Samurai:'' Another with little justification. The lack of transportation for the Rangers (who don't have anything like teleporters or super-vehicles, though presumably the Samurai Battlewing MechaExpansionPack makes them much more mobile) means that attacking a city ''not'' within walking distance from the Shiba house should give Master Xandred a blank check to wreak as much havoc as he likes.
** ''Megaforce:'' No reason here; maybe it's the MMPR homage. Villains who've overrun the galaxy won't try to overrun the next city over.
** ''Dino Charge:'' This is another one where the Rangers ''are'' the objective. They're powered by six of the ten Energems, the bad guys want the Energems. When it comes to looking for the remaining four, though, that can take place away from the main city.
** ''Ninja Steel:'' The Rangers are again powered by the artifacts the villains have come seeking. No point in attacking some random town that ''doesn't'' have the Ninja Power Stars, the Ninja Nexus Prism, or Ninja Steel (the substance.) Unfortunately, that means you keep running into Ninja Steel (the team.)

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** Divatox **Divatox of ''Turbo'' and Astronema of ''Space'' were after the Rangers to begin with.
** In **In ''Lost Galaxy,'' Scorpius wanted the Lights of Orion hidden on Terra Venture, Trakeena wanted to take out the Rangers for taking out Scorpius, and Captain Mutiny enslaves the population of ''any'' ship or station that ends up in his territory and the Terra Venture just happened to be unlucky enough to find itself in his path.
** In **In ''Lightspeed Rescue,'' the demons can only regain their full power if their palace is recreated upon their sacred ground. That means the human city that now resides there is out of luck!
** In **In ''Time Force,'' the prison was teleported back in time by a device suffering from ItOnlyWorksOnce. It's not mobile like past villain bases, so they're limited to the city they landed nearest.
** In **In ''Wild Force,'' everything's ''not'' limited to one city. Orgs can arise from pollution anywhere, but the Rangers have a flying island. However, the city of Turtle Cove is an important recurring location (that turtle-shaped lake is where the turtle-shaped flying "island" was separated from the Earth, and was the site of the last battle between Animaria and the Orgs, meaning it's a good place for hidden zords, sealed villains, etc.
** ''Ninja **''Ninja Storm'' is another series where getting rid of the Rangers is a main goal from the start. Lothor wants to wipe out all the secret ninja academies, so the city closest to the last one is in for a rough year.
** ''Dino **''Dino Thunder'' has a formerly-human villain and teleports whose minions teleport via portals that have to be established in a certain place (only ("invisiportals" are only visible when used.someone's actively entering/exiting one so it can look like the usual teleportation, but it's not.) He'd have It's a hard time putting them worldwide.
** ''SPD:'' ...
long walk to anyplace beyond the PortalNetwork.
**''SPD:'' ...
Good question. However, battles have taken place outside the main city a time or two.
** ''Mystic **''Mystic Force:'' The rift between dimensions is in a forest outside the city, making it ground zero for a battle for ''three'' worlds. We do see several locations in the mystic dimension, though.
** ''Operation **''Operation Overdrive:'' Explicitly not limited to one city, with a lot of globetrotting from beginning to end. It's not until mid-season that we find out the name of the city the Rangers are based in. If it gets targeted, it's usually for the explicit purpose of drawing the Rangers out.
** ''Jungle **''Jungle Fury:'' Another situation where the villains don't have the means to target any place on Earth whenever they want.
** ''RPM:'' **''RPM:'' In this DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse series about protecting the last humans of a PostApocalypse PostApocalyptic Earth, the reason Venjix only attacks the city of Corinth is that ''it's the only one,'' after all else was razed to the ground.
** ''Samurai:''
ground. It's also established that in the rest of the Venjix-occupied world, he's got lieutenants other than the usual villains. He ''does'' have the rest of the world covered. At the least, we know there are facilities that use human slave labor, and we know mid-season addition Kilobyte and team-up villain Professor Cog were doing ''something'' before their onscreen debuts.
**''Samurai:''
Another with little justification. The lack of transportation for the Rangers (who don't have anything like teleporters or super-vehicles, though presumably the Samurai Battlewing MechaExpansionPack makes them much more mobile) means that attacking a city ''not'' within walking distance from the Shiba house should give Master Xandred a blank check to wreak as much havoc as he likes.
** ''Megaforce:'' **''Megaforce:'' No reason here; maybe it's the MMPR homage. Villains who've overrun the galaxy won't try to overrun the next city over.
** ''Dino **''Dino Charge:'' This is another one where the Rangers ''are'' the objective. They're powered by six of the ten Energems, the bad guys want the Energems. When it comes to looking for the remaining four, though, that can take place away from the main city.
** ''Ninja **''Ninja Steel:'' The Rangers are again powered by the artifacts the villains have come seeking. No point in attacking some random town that ''doesn't'' have the Ninja Power Stars, the Ninja Nexus Prism, or Ninja Steel (the substance.) Unfortunately, that means you keep running into Ninja Steel (the team.) )
*As for the other Saban {{Toku}} series, Crossworld City is the location of the dimensional rift in ''Series/VRTroopers''. Dregon's got no good reason to focus on Leawood but the Series/MaskedRider would follow him anywhere so it doesn't matter what city he strikes first; he's also got the secondary goal of getting his hands on the Rider powers. The first ''{{Beetleborgs}}'' villains, the Magnavors, had no reason to focus on one city but the second batch, the Crustaceans, had the 'no real ability to attack the rest of the world' issue.
12th Mar '17 6:45:03 PM PhantomRider
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* While after world domination and despite the fact they were on a moonbase capable of transporting their monsters anyplace they wanted, the first {{Big Bad}}s of the ''PowerRangers'' series always and without exception attacked Angel Grove.

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* While after world domination and despite the fact they were on a moonbase capable of transporting their monsters anyplace they wanted, the first {{Big Bad}}s of the ''PowerRangers'' series always and without exception attacked Angel Grove. At one point, when the Rangers were going to Australia, Lord Zedd (before beginning a recharge process) lamented missing the chance to attack Angel Grove without Ranger interference, even though there's no real reason to prioritize that one city. Later series give reasons:
**Divatox of ''Turbo'' and Astronema of ''Space'' were after the Rangers to begin with.
**In ''Lost Galaxy,'' Scorpius wanted the Lights of Orion hidden on Terra Venture, Trakeena wanted to take out the Rangers for taking out Scorpius, and Captain Mutiny enslaves the population of ''any'' ship or station that ends up in his territory and the Terra Venture just happened to be unlucky enough to find itself in his path.
**In ''Lightspeed Rescue,'' the demons can only regain their full power if their palace is recreated upon their sacred ground. That means the human city that now resides there is out of luck!
**In ''Time Force,'' the prison was teleported back in time by a device suffering from ItOnlyWorksOnce. It's not mobile like past villain bases, so they're limited to the city they landed nearest.
**In ''Wild Force,'' everything's ''not'' limited to one city. Orgs can arise from pollution anywhere, but the Rangers have a flying island. However, the city of Turtle Cove is an important recurring location (that turtle-shaped lake is where the turtle-shaped flying "island" was separated from the Earth, and was the site of the last battle between Animaria and the Orgs, meaning it's a good place for hidden zords, sealed villains, etc.
**''Ninja Storm'' is another series where getting rid of the Rangers is a main goal from the start. Lothor wants to wipe out all the secret ninja academies, so the city closest to the last one is in for a rough year.
**''Dino Thunder'' has a formerly-human villain and teleports via portals that have to be established in a certain place (only visible when used.) He'd have a hard time putting them worldwide.
**''SPD:'' ...Good question. However, battles have taken place outside the main city a time or two.
**''Mystic Force:'' The rift between dimensions is in a forest outside the city, making it ground zero for a battle for ''three'' worlds. We do see several locations in the mystic dimension, though.
**''Operation Overdrive:'' Explicitly not limited to one city, with a lot of globetrotting from beginning to end. It's not until mid-season that we find out the name of the city the Rangers are based in. If it gets targeted, it's usually for the explicit purpose of drawing the Rangers out.
**''Jungle Fury:'' Another situation where the villains don't have the means to target any place on Earth whenever they want.
**''RPM:'' In this DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse series about protecting the last humans of a PostApocalypse Earth, the reason Venjix only attacks Corinth is that ''it's the only one,'' after all else was razed to the ground.
**''Samurai:'' Another with little justification. The lack of transportation for the Rangers (who don't have anything like teleporters or super-vehicles, though presumably the Samurai Battlewing MechaExpansionPack makes them much more mobile) means that attacking a city ''not'' within walking distance from the Shiba house should give Master Xandred a blank check to wreak as much havoc as he likes.
**''Megaforce:'' No reason here; maybe it's the MMPR homage. Villains who've overrun the galaxy won't try to overrun the next city over.
**''Dino Charge:'' This is another one where the Rangers ''are'' the objective. They're powered by six of the ten Energems, the bad guys want the Energems. When it comes to looking for the remaining four, though, that can take place away from the main city.
**''Ninja Steel:'' The Rangers are again powered by the artifacts the villains have come seeking. No point in attacking some random town that ''doesn't'' have the Ninja Power Stars, the Ninja Nexus Prism, or Ninja Steel (the substance.) Unfortunately, that means you keep running into Ninja Steel (the team.)
12th Mar '17 1:24:32 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'': Megabyte's primary goal is to simple conquer the city of Mainframe and convert it into [[{{Egopolis}} Megaframe]]. He'd ''prefer'' to take over the Super Computer, but until he gets access, he'll take what he can get.
11th Feb '17 3:44:55 PM Caswin
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* Dr. Eggman tries to demand this with the power of a HumongousMecha in the third episode of ''Anime/SonicX'', but is frustrated by the Main/{{Ash Face}}d Mayor telling him that there's really not a way to ''give'' him control of the city in the town charter or anything.
15th Jan '17 11:07:49 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' had one MadScientist who tried that.

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* ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' had one MadScientist who tried that.
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