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6th Aug '16 9:34:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[spoiler: takes this UpToEleven, holding ''all'' of Gotham City, blowing all but one bridge, and warning that any one that leaves or comes will detonate an [[NiceJobBreakingItHero improvised nuclear bomb]]. (ContinuityNod to ĎĎBatman: No Manís Landíí.) [[BigBad Bane]] and cohorts donít really want anything than the eventual and total destruction of Gotham--but not before [[BreakTheBadass torturing a crippled Bruce Wayne by letting him watch his city fall apart.]] Bruce gets better.]]

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[spoiler: takes this UpToEleven, holding ''all'' of Gotham City, blowing all but one bridge, and warning that any one that leaves or comes will detonate an [[NiceJobBreakingItHero improvised nuclear bomb]]. (ContinuityNod to ĎĎBatman: "Batman: No Manís Landíí.Man's Land".) [[BigBad Bane]] and cohorts donít don't really want anything than the eventual and total destruction of Gotham--but not before [[BreakTheBadass torturing a crippled Bruce Wayne by letting him watch his city fall apart.]] Bruce gets better.]]
6th Aug '16 9:32:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': There have been several villains who have tried to take over Mega-City One as their main goal. Some have succeeded, albeit temporarily. However, because the Mega Cities are so massively huge it's more Take Over The Country in practice.
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* ''Film/JudgeDredd'': Judge Griffin allies himself with Dredd's EvilTwin Rico to depose the ruling Chief Judge Fargo and dismantle the Council of Five so he can rule Mega-City One alone. [[spoiler:Until Rico betrays Griffin and plots to replace all the Judges with his own clone stock.]]
3rd Jul '16 1:39:50 PM gewunomox
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* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles was the first to fall following Jasmineís birth on ''{{Series/Angel}}''. Since anyone who gazes upon her immediately becomes her devoted servant, it didnít take long for her to realize the enormous potential of live television. L.A. is later declared the "First Citadel of Jasmine". This particular example is an InvertedTrope, since [[CrapSaccharineWorld life under Jasmineís iron fist isnít so bad]]. (Angelinos are seen wearing pink, listening to "Wouldnít It Be Nice" by TheBeachBoys, and even rich pricks in [=BMWs=] are happily giving pedestrians the right of way.)

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* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles was the first to fall following Jasmineís birth on ''{{Series/Angel}}''. Since anyone who gazes upon her immediately becomes her devoted servant, it didnít take long for her to realize the enormous potential of live television. L.A. is later declared the "First Citadel of Jasmine". This particular example is an InvertedTrope, since [[CrapSaccharineWorld life under Jasmineís iron fist isnít so bad]]. (Angelinos are seen wearing pink, listening to "Wouldnít "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by TheBeachBoys, Music/TheBeachBoys, and even rich pricks in [=BMWs=] are happily giving pedestrians the right of way.)
5th Jun '16 3:00:07 PM Ogodei
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* The limited geographic scope of the series meant that this was the limit of the ambition of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' villains. Aside from Mutilor who came from space and therefore introduced a larger scale of action. Even Turmoil who was from some unnamed other country limited her sights to Megakat City.
4th Jun '16 10:30:03 PM nombretomado
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** The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series had you conquering either Liberty City or Vice City. Though ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' upped the ante and gave you three cities to conquer. Interestingly, this is only true of the PS2 trilogy; earlier titles (and the ones to follow) focus on just scraping by in the criminal underworld, usually resulting in fleeing town altogether.

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** The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series had you conquering either Liberty City or Vice City. Though ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' upped the ante and gave you three cities to conquer. Interestingly, this is only true of the PS2 [=PS2=] trilogy; earlier titles (and the ones to follow) focus on just scraping by in the criminal underworld, usually resulting in fleeing town altogether.
14th May '16 11:34:47 AM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Dr. Doofenshmirtz's primary goal is to TAKE OVER THE [[TriStateArea TRI-STATE AREA]]! (Secondary goals: Get his daughter's approval, [[EvilIsPetty humiliate his popular brother]].)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Dr. Doofenshmirtz's primary goal is to TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE [[TriStateArea TRI-STATE AREA]]! (Secondary goals: Get his daughter's approval, [[EvilIsPetty humiliate his popular brother]].)
22nd Apr '16 5:03:34 PM Hourman
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** Although predating Third-Person Sandbox Games. ''VideoGame/{{Gangsters}}'' for many PC gamers in the late 90's get to play as mobsters in the TheRoaringTwenties. The very whole game and concept is to TakeOverTheCity by any means necessary.
1st Dec '15 5:24:06 PM sgamer82
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* ''{{Series/Daredevil 2015}}'': Wilson Fisk wants to do this to Hell's Kitchen in particular and all of [[TheBigRottenApple NYC]] in general; justified in that he is from Hell's Kitchen himself and honestly believes his brand of ''organized'' crime and corruption is better than the WretchedHive he perceives his old 'hood to have become.

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* ''{{Series/Daredevil 2015}}'': Wilson Fisk wants to do this to Hell's Kitchen in particular and all of [[TheBigRottenApple NYC]] New York City]] in general; justified in that he is from Hell's Kitchen himself and honestly believes his brand of ''organized'' crime and corruption is better than the WretchedHive he perceives his old 'hood to have become.
1st Dec '15 8:40:05 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'': Wilson Fisk wants to do this to Hell's Kitchen in particular and all of [[TheBigRottenApple NYC]] in general; justified in that he is from Hell's Kitchen himself and honestly believes his brand of ''organized'' crime and corruption is better than the WretchedHive he perceives his old 'hood to have become.

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* ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'': ''{{Series/Daredevil 2015}}'': Wilson Fisk wants to do this to Hell's Kitchen in particular and all of [[TheBigRottenApple NYC]] in general; justified in that he is from Hell's Kitchen himself and honestly believes his brand of ''organized'' crime and corruption is better than the WretchedHive he perceives his old 'hood to have become.
25th Nov '15 10:02:29 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* The protagonists of ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' develop an effective plan to take over Hampden town, the bucolic locale of Hampden College -- but itís all just a chilling

intellectual exercise.

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* The protagonists of ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' develop an effective plan to take over Hampden town, the bucolic locale of Hampden College -- but itís all just a chilling

chilling intellectual exercise.



** {{Lampshaded}} in C.S. Lewisís ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Space Trilogy]]''.

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** {{Lampshaded}} This is a major plot point in C.S. Lewisís ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Space Trilogy]]''. The reason God focuses so much on earth is because none of the other planets fell; all the others are still aligned with God and it's explicitly stated that if Satan attempts to go further than the moon's orbit, the other ''unfallen'' angels would force him back in. The second book in the trilogy revolves around Satan's attempt to spread his influence to another planet by [[DemonicPossession piggybacking on a space traveler]]. In the ''third'' book, [[spoiler: it turns out that Satan got HoistByHisOwnPetard by doing that. The unfallen angels are forbidden to interfere directly in Earth's affairs... unless the demons were to provoke them, in which case they are allowed to respond.]]
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