Why Shouldn't He Rule The World?
Frequently we are not given reasons why having the villain's plan succeed would be a bad thing.
I will foster happiness throughout my empire so no-one will want to overthrow me. After all my interest is in power, not being a dick.
-- The Evil Overlord list.So there's the Big Bad, and he's a got a villainous scheme. It's big, it's ambitious, it'll make their name in villainous history. But for all we can tell, it wouldn't actually be such a bad thing. This guy might actually make quite a good job of ruling the world. It's often just left to be inferred otherwise. If the villain isn't even evil, more blatantly self-interested, this is especially evident. If all they stand to gain out of it is riches and/or fame, there's not much really to worry about for everyone else. Punch-Clock Villain and Generic Doomsday Villain characters may be suspect to this, depending on their nature. General ways that this issue is avoided is that:
- The villains plan requires him to kill a lot of people in the process.
- The villain wants to destroy the world.
- The villain explicitly states that they intend to re-make the world into a planet of darkness and suffering etc.
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