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19th Jun '16 2:55:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]. All right, in his first-written appearance what he wanted to do was crush the Rebellion and rebuild the Empire in a [[ALighterShadeOfGrey slightly less evil format than it had previously done]], but later-written works and a bit of ArcWelding say that he knew that the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]] were coming. By waging war against the [[strike:New Republic]] ''[[InsistentTerminology Rebel Alliance]]'', he could either crush them and have time to set up the Empire to rebuff the extragalactic invaders, or he'd force them to toughen up to defeat him. Either way, the victors would be far, far less inclined to rely on superweapons or lone heroes (which Thrawn regarded as excessively impractical and romantic, respectively), and much more likely to respond in a truly military manner when the galaxy was threatened again. [[GenreSavvy Covering his bases]], he had a [[CloningGambit clone]] set up in [[HandOfThrawn a secret base of his]], just in case. Luke and Mara [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally killed that clone while fighing off the base's defenses]], but in ''[[OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'' they find evidence that very strongly hints that ThereIsAnother, and this time he's not their enemy.

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* [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]. All right, in his first-written appearance what he wanted to do was crush the Rebellion and rebuild the Empire in a [[ALighterShadeOfGrey slightly less evil format than it had previously done]], but later-written works and a bit of ArcWelding say that he knew that the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]] were coming. By waging war against the [[strike:New Republic]] ''[[InsistentTerminology Rebel Alliance]]'', he could either crush them and have time to set up the Empire to rebuff the extragalactic invaders, or he'd force them to toughen up to defeat him. Either way, the victors would be far, far less inclined to rely on superweapons or lone heroes (which Thrawn regarded as excessively impractical and romantic, respectively), and much more likely to respond in a truly military manner when the galaxy was threatened again. [[GenreSavvy Covering his bases]], he had a [[CloningGambit clone]] set up in [[HandOfThrawn a secret base of his]], just in case. Luke and Mara [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally killed that clone while fighing off the base's defenses]], but in ''[[OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'' they find evidence that very strongly hints that ThereIsAnother, and this time he's not their enemy.
17th Jun '16 6:08:15 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' has Bobo Del Rey, the [[BigBad leader]] of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent revenants]]. He is driven and determined to find a way for his kind to escape their [[SealedEvilInACan imprisonment]] inside the Ghost River Triangle, and nothing will deter him from it. He even considers the ongoing battle with the [[TheChosenOne Earp Heir]] to be a sideshow that he doesn't have to pay attention to, as it's not as important to him.
8th Jun '16 1:43:37 PM WillKeaton
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* VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}} has Andrew Ryan. Some of the other old holdouts down in Rapture count in their [[MadArtist respective]] [[MadDoctor fields]]. Though Ryan takes the cake for building an underwater city for purely ideological reasons, going to rather ludicrous ends to preserve it, and fully planning to build it back up to its glory days again even after its become a leaky, ruined mess.

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* VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}} ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has Andrew Ryan. Some of the other old holdouts down in Rapture count in their [[MadArtist respective]] [[MadDoctor fields]]. Though Ryan takes the cake for building an underwater city for purely ideological reasons, going to rather ludicrous ends to preserve it, and fully planning to build it back up to its glory days again even after its become a leaky, ruined mess.



* StarcraftII: Kerrigan claims that this is one of the most important traits to have if a tyrant wants to outsmart his enemies in seconds. Her potential BastardUnderstudy has a lot of trouble understanding this.

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* StarcraftII: ''StarcraftII'': Kerrigan claims that this is one of the most important traits to have if a tyrant wants to outsmart his enemies in seconds. Her potential BastardUnderstudy has a lot of trouble understanding this.








* WhateleyUniverse: Several, with [[WellIntentionedExtremist Dr Diabolik]] being the most prominent. In seeking his goal of human space migration, intelligence increase, and extended lifespan, he has killed over 17,000 people (most inadvertently as a side effect of his actions, but he is not at all bothered by simply killing opponents when needed).

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* WhateleyUniverse: ''WhateleyUniverse'': Several, with [[WellIntentionedExtremist Dr Diabolik]] being the most prominent. In seeking his goal of human space migration, intelligence increase, and extended lifespan, he has killed over 17,000 people (most inadvertently as a side effect of his actions, but he is not at all bothered by simply killing opponents when needed).
8th Jun '16 1:42:33 PM WillKeaton
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* VideoGame/MegaMan music projects seem prone to this: one of Wily's goals as told by TheMegas is to replace humans with robots, which he believes are superior.

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* VideoGame/MegaMan ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' music projects seem prone to this: one of Wily's goals as told by TheMegas is to replace humans with robots, which he believes are superior.
8th Jun '16 1:41:52 PM WillKeaton
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* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade's goals are simply to gain power so she can do as she pleases, and to prove to Jackie how she never got the recognition she feels she deserves from all the times she helped him in their adventures.

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* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade's goals are simply to gain power so she can do as she pleases, and to prove to Jackie how she never got the recognition she feels she deserves from all the times she helped him in their adventures.
8th Jun '16 1:41:14 PM WillKeaton
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* In Manga/{{Drifters}}, the Black King seeks a world without humans. Which he intends to create by annihilating them and teach the magical creatures how to live in society, giving them religion, knowledge and the means to survive in a single, unified front.

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* In Manga/{{Drifters}}, ''Manga/{{Drifters}},'' the Black King seeks a world without humans. Which he intends to create by annihilating them and teach the magical creatures how to live in society, giving them religion, knowledge and the means to survive in a single, unified front.
2nd Jun '16 1:54:51 PM Willbyr
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* Hattori from ''NabariNoOu'' is portrayed as a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans rewrite history to fix the corrupt world]]. Thanks to his charisma, about half of the ''good guys'' are on his side at one point.

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* Hattori from ''NabariNoOu'' ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is portrayed as a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans rewrite history to fix the corrupt world]]. Thanks to his charisma, about half of the ''good guys'' are on his side at one point.
24th May '16 2:54:32 PM ZimFan89
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** Damien Darhk, the BigBad of Season 4, takes the Dark Archer's plans to their logical extreme, intending to [[spoiler: destroy the world in a nuclear bombardment]], and then rebuild from his ashes with his chosen followers.


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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': [[HumanoidAbomination Hive]], the BigBad of Season 3, ultimately reveals his EvilPlan is to transform the entire human race into Inhumans, whom his [[PuppeteerParasite powers]] will allow him to [[MoreThanMindControl control]], thus bringing about [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans world peace]].
15th May '16 12:05:00 PM nombretomado
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* {{Magneto}}, at his most AntiVillain, wants only to prevent mutantkind from undergoing the same persecution he did in WWII. Sometimes this means creating a private island / satellite for mutants, other times it means actively subjugating the human race to ensure they will never be a threat.

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* {{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, at his most AntiVillain, wants only to prevent mutantkind from undergoing the same persecution he did in WWII. Sometimes this means creating a private island / satellite for mutants, other times it means actively subjugating the human race to ensure they will never be a threat.
5th May '16 10:08:25 PM TSBasilisk
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** Coil laid out a plan for taking control of the villains, heroes, and civilian government within Brockton Bay so he could minimize conflict. He would then have his first villain recruits be "forced out" and set up shop in other cities to establish similar regimes.
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