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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]].
28th Dec '16 3:49:53 PM ZimFan89
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* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadows'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force.

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* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadows'', ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force.
28th Dec '16 3:49:32 PM ZimFan89
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* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadows'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force.
11th Dec '16 12:45:11 AM Az_Tech341
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* Dr. Gangreene's reason for creating killer tomatoes in the first place in ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.
* Overlord's plan in ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' is to conquest the world creating spiral-shaped zones on Earth (thus the name of the show) that turn people into zombies.

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* Dr. Gangreene's reason for creating killer tomatoes in the first place in ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.
* Overlord's plan in ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' is to conquest conquer the world creating with spiral-shaped zones on Earth (thus the name of the show) that turn people into zombies.
10th Dec '16 7:01:03 PM DocJamore
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* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, which has generally always been a concept people in the post WWII era have entertained, especially in the post UsefulNotes/ColdWar world with USA being the sole hyper power.

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* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, which has generally always been a concept people in the post WWII era have entertained, especially in the post UsefulNotes/ColdWar world with USA being the sole hyper super power.
10th Dec '16 6:57:56 PM Luppercus
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* Overlord's plan in ''''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' is to conquest the world creating spiral-shaped zones on Earth (thus the name of the show) that turn people into zombies.

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* Overlord's plan in ''''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' is to conquest the world creating spiral-shaped zones on Earth (thus the name of the show) that turn people into zombies.
10th Dec '16 6:57:08 PM Luppercus
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* Dr. Gangreene's reason for creating killer tomatoes in the first place in ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.
* Overlord's plan in ''''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' is to conquest the world creating spiral-shaped zones on Earth (thus the name of the show) that turn people into zombies.
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