History Main / TakeOverTheWorld

26th Mar '17 9:18:56 AM nombretomado
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* "Rule the world" is the key phrase that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys in ''{{Nodwick}}''.

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* "Rule the world" is the key phrase that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys in ''{{Nodwick}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''.
10th Mar '17 6:37:51 AM GM_3826
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'': Like in the anime, Team Rocket's goal is world domination. [[spoiler: Giovanni confirms this when you encounter him in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' after bringing Celebi to the Ilex Shrine]].
9th Mar '17 6:10:22 PM DLC1
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* Historically and culturally, Russia in all its myriad forms (Imperial Russia, the USSR, modern Russia) has been characterised as being bent upon World Domination. While Imperial Russia certainly tended to be ''expansionist'', this was actually driven by fears of Russian weakness and the strength of the outside world - 'defensive Imperialism' - and not thirst for glory or power, let alone designs upon World Conquest. This deeply paranoid outlook has often being counterproductive, leading to unnecessary conflicts and creating enemies where there didn't have to be any. A well-known modern example is the seizure of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, which although sensible from a narrowminded national security outlook was an incredibly bad move in diplomatic terms: today, all of Russia's neighbour's - ''all of them'' - fear and hate Russia with the sole exception of China, who just hate them (but like their money).

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* Historically and culturally, Russia in all its myriad forms (Imperial Russia, the USSR, modern Russia) has been characterised as being bent upon World Domination. While Imperial Russia certainly tended to be ''expansionist'', this was actually driven by fears of Russian weakness and the strength of the outside world - 'defensive Imperialism' - and not thirst for glory or power, let alone designs upon World Conquest. This deeply paranoid outlook has often being counterproductive, leading to unnecessary conflicts and creating enemies where there didn't have to be any. A well-known modern example is the seizure of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, which although sensible from a narrowminded national security outlook was an incredibly bad move in diplomatic terms: today, all of Russia's neighbour's - ''all of them'' - fear and hate Russia with the sole exception of China, who just hate them (but like their money).
8th Mar '17 10:15:50 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Momonga in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord2012}}'' more or less ends up ''accidentally'' beginning a campaign to conquer the New World when his subordinate Demiurge takes an off-hand remark too seriously. His subordinates, without his knowledge, have dedicated themselves to delivering the New World to him. Momonga just wanted to make his guild famous in the New World hoping to find fellow Yggdrasil players. [[spoiler:He only finds out what his minions are really doing in volume 8 of the light novel. To save face, he goes along with it.]]
* Sadao Maou (Great Overlord Satan) from ''TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' tries to do this twice. Prior to the events of the series he nearly conquers Ente Isla with his four demon armies before being hurled into an AlternateDimension on the eve of his final victory. During the series he intends to take over modern Earth by ... rising through the ranks at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]].

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* Momonga in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord2012}}'' ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'' more or less ends up ''accidentally'' beginning a campaign to conquer the New World when his subordinate Demiurge takes an off-hand remark too seriously. His subordinates, without his knowledge, have dedicated themselves to delivering the New World to him. Momonga just wanted to make his guild famous in the New World hoping to find fellow Yggdrasil players. [[spoiler:He only finds out what his minions are really doing in volume 8 of the light novel. To save face, he goes along with it.]]
* Sadao Maou (Great Overlord Satan) from ''TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' tries to do this twice. Prior to the events of the series he nearly conquers Ente Isla with his four demon armies before being hurled into an AlternateDimension on the eve of his final victory. During the series he intends to take over modern Earth by ... rising through the ranks at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]].
5th Mar '17 7:00:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Marvel}} GraphicNovel ''Emperor Doom'' Doctor Doom succeeds in taking over the world. [[spoiler:He hits the ResetButton himself when he realizes he didn't want the world, he just wanted the quest to take it over.]]

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* In the {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} GraphicNovel ''Emperor Doom'' Doctor Doom succeeds in taking over the world. [[spoiler:He hits the ResetButton himself when he realizes he didn't want the world, he just wanted the quest to take it over.]]
8th Feb '17 2:16:42 PM LordBlackdeath
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* Since ''VideoGame/{{Warlight}}'' is an [[IndieGame Indie]] Risk adaptation to browser and phone, its makes sense that the objective of any and all players is to literally take over the world (or [[EmergentGameplay not]]).
18th Jan '17 3:50:48 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert has taken over the world a few time. In one arc he does so through hypnosis, but abdicates after he gets bored. He's also taken over the company frequently, usually becoming obscenely wealthy and retiring within a matter of days.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert has taken over the world a few time.times. In one arc he does so through hypnosis, but abdicates after he gets bored. He's also taken over the company frequently, usually becoming obscenely wealthy and retiring within a matter of days.



* ComicBook/LexLuthor's original goal was to take total control of Metropolis as a foundation for taking over the world, and from there the rest of the universe. Then ComicBook/{{Superman}} showed and started ruining all of his plans. Now his goal is to get rid of Superman so he can get back to his original goal and soothe his massive ego.

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor's original goal was to take total control of Metropolis as a foundation for taking over the world, and from there the rest of the universe. Then ComicBook/{{Superman}} showed up and started ruining all of his plans. Now his goal is to get rid of Superman so he can get back to his original goal and soothe his massive ego.
18th Jan '17 3:46:54 PM margdean56
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The results of world domination is sometimes subverted, parodied or deconstructed when the villain [[TheBadGuyWins actually succeeds]], and it turns out that ruling the world [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving isn't nearly as gratifying as they thought it would be]] -- exactly [[AndThenWhat what does one do]] with the world once one has it, after all? As any [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal]] would tell you, ideas to try for the world (whether utopian or dystopian) can be limited. Plus, once you're ruling the world, you literally have to be in charge of '''''everyone''''', and [[BizarreAndImprobableGiraffeHerdingTechniques that's like herding giraffes]]. Seven ''billion'' giraffes, as a matter of fact. You actually have to run things, and make sure it works, and dang, DystopiaIsHard. You will end up snapping or getting crushed under the workload of [[FascistButInefficient trying to dictate everything]]. If they did it with MassHypnosis to get rid of TheEvilsOfFreeWill, then it'll be considerably easier to rule... and so dreadfully boring they undo the whole thing just to have someone to talk to. No wonder that "illogical" [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum world destruction]] has an appeal that competes with world domination.

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The results result of world domination is sometimes subverted, parodied or deconstructed when the villain [[TheBadGuyWins actually succeeds]], and it turns out that ruling the world [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving isn't nearly as gratifying as they thought it would be]] -- exactly [[AndThenWhat what does one do]] with the world once one has it, after all? As any [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal]] would tell you, ideas to try for the world (whether utopian or dystopian) can be limited. Plus, once you're ruling the world, you literally have to be in charge of '''''everyone''''', and [[BizarreAndImprobableGiraffeHerdingTechniques that's like herding giraffes]]. Seven ''billion'' giraffes, as a matter of fact. You actually have to run things, and make sure it works, and dang, DystopiaIsHard. You will end up snapping or getting crushed under the workload of [[FascistButInefficient trying to dictate everything]]. If they did it with MassHypnosis to get rid of TheEvilsOfFreeWill, then it'll be considerably easier to rule... and so dreadfully boring they undo the whole thing just to have someone to talk to. No wonder that "illogical" [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum world destruction]] has an appeal that competes with world domination.
9th Jan '17 9:21:08 AM Game_Fan
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* Sadao Maou (Great Overlord Satan) from ''TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' tries to do this twice. Prior to the events of the series he nearly conquers Ente Isla with his four demon armies before being hurled into an AlternateDimension on the eve of his final victory. During the series he intends to take over modern Earth by ... rising through the ranks at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]].
3rd Jan '17 4:18:15 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Olaf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has this as his goal in life. However, [[HarmlessVillain he's not very good at it]].
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