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11th Dec '17 10:41:47 AM TheSinful
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* Xander and Willow in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286952/37/And-Yet-Again-Still-Even-More-Fragments The Beginning of the End]]'' reveal that for over a decade they've been plotting to TakeOverTheWorld, not because they want to rule, but because they think the world would be a better place united under a pair of just rulers.
2nd Dec '17 1:03:51 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc. Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan allegedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc.bloc (read: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring crushing]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956 independence movements]]). Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan allegedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
2nd Dec '17 1:02:10 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc. Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasianOfAfghanistan allgedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc. Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasianOfAfghanistan allgedly]]--though domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan allegedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
2nd Dec '17 1:01:35 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc. Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination, though it did play a very active role in supporting anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc. Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination, though domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasianOfAfghanistan allgedly]]--though it did play a very active role in supporting "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
10th Nov '17 1:20:58 PM ACW
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*This is ComicBook/DoctorOctopus's entire goal in ''Literature/SpiderManGlobalWar''.
10th Sep '17 2:03:53 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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** And by ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', [[TheBadGuyWins he actually]] ''[[TheBadGuyWins accomplishes]]'' [[TheBadGuyWins this goal]]!
27th Aug '17 1:05:35 PM RedScharlach
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* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. The titular charcter, who is a supervillain, actually ''succeeds'' in taking over the world. However, he quickly becomes bored and decides to create a new enemy, which backfires.

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* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. The titular charcter, character, who is a supervillain, actually ''succeeds'' in taking over the world. However, he quickly becomes bored and decides to create a new enemy, which backfires.



* The primary goal of ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest''- given it's even in the title- but for the purposes of having a united world against a common foe that's powerful enough to destroy them all.

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* The primary goal of ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest''- given ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest''--given it's even in the title- but title--but for the purposes of having a united world against a common foe that's powerful enough to destroy them all.



* According to [[CardCarryingVillain Rhea,]] in ''Webcomic/ToPreventWorldPeace'', "Born mages have a manifest destiny . . ." (To destroy all {{Magical Girl}}s and take over the world, presumably.)

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* According to [[CardCarryingVillain Rhea,]] in ''Webcomic/ToPreventWorldPeace'', "Born mages have a manifest destiny . . .destiny..." (To destroy all {{Magical Girl}}s and take over the world, presumably.)



** Parodied: Dr. Doofenshmirtz restricts all his evil schemes to the Tri-State Area for no obvious reason. The first episode even has him seemingly about to announce that he's going to take over the world, only to pull out a magnifying glass and finish with "Tri-State Area!" It's later revealed that [[OneDegreeOfSeparation he used to date Phineas's mother]], who encouraged his set more realistic goals than "take over the world," so at her suggestion he scaled back to "the ''entire Tri-State Area!''".

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** Parodied: Dr. Doofenshmirtz restricts all his evil schemes to the Tri-State Area for no obvious reason. The first episode even has him seemingly about to announce that he's going to take over the world, only to pull out a magnifying glass and finish with "Tri-State Area!" It's later revealed that [[OneDegreeOfSeparation he used to date Phineas's mother]], who encouraged his him to set more realistic goals than "take "taking over the world," so at her suggestion he scaled back to "the ''entire Tri-State Area!''".



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'': In The Medusa Bug", the chaotic villianess Hexadecimal fabricates a viral bug that gradually converts all of Mainframe and its occupants to [[TakenForGranite stone]]. The only character that manages to avoid this fate is Bob, the Guardian, who eventually convinces Hexadecimal that while she may have perfect control over their world, life would be awfully dull with everyone frozen. And, really, the last thing Hex would want is predictability, so she terminates the bug and the system returns to normal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'': In The Medusa Bug", the chaotic villianess villainess Hexadecimal fabricates a viral bug that gradually converts all of Mainframe and its occupants to [[TakenForGranite stone]]. The only character that manages to avoid this fate is Bob, the Guardian, who eventually convinces Hexadecimal that while she may have perfect control over their world, life would be awfully dull with everyone frozen. And, really, the last thing Hex would want is predictability, so she terminates the bug and the system returns to normal.



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the episode that introduced the villian Moliatry.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the episode that introduced the villian Moliatry.villain Moliarty.



* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': The goal of every main villian. Three of the four actually ''do'' rule the earth for a few hours before they're stopped by the heroes of the show. [[spoiler: [[UnpopularPopularCharacter Jack]] [[HarmlessVillain Spicer]] rules the longest, for entire decades.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': The goal of every main villian.villain. Three of the four actually ''do'' rule the earth for a few hours before they're stopped by the heroes of the show. [[spoiler: [[UnpopularPopularCharacter Jack]] [[HarmlessVillain Spicer]] rules the longest, for entire decades.]]



* Vilgax of the ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise wants to obtain the Omnitrix, mass produce it, and use it's power to conquer the universe.

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* Vilgax of the ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise wants to obtain the Omnitrix, mass produce it, and use it's its power to conquer the universe.
9th Jul '17 9:07:55 AM nombretomado
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* Since the end of WorldWarTwo, the practice of large states attacking their neighbors in order to take territory for themselves has become obsolete.

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* Since the end of WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the practice of large states attacking their neighbors in order to take territory for themselves has become obsolete.
27th Jun '17 9:37:56 PM JM1982
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* In ''TabletopGame/Dragonlance'', this has always been the goal of [[BigBad Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness]].
* The explicit goal of more than one BigBad in ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'':

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* In ''TabletopGame/Dragonlance'', TabletopGame/Dragonlance, this has always been the goal of [[BigBad Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness]].
* The explicit goal of more than one BigBad in ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'':TabletopGame/Greyhawk:
27th Jun '17 9:34:47 PM JM1982
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