A bad guy considered ugly by the general public tries to make everyone as ugly as he.
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- In The Incredible Hulk, the Leader has on at least two occasions attempted this. One time he went back in time to seed the world with gamma radiation, and another time he nuked an entire city with a gamma bomb.
- Kind of a weird reverse version--In a Popeye comic book, the Sea Hag is particularly ticked off at Olive Oyl for some reason, so disguises herself as a beautiful woman to lure Popeye away from his sweetheart. It doesn't work. So the Sea Hag ups the ante by making every woman in the world except Olive Oyl conventionally beautiful. Popeye has eye only for his one true sweetie.
- In Batman, The Joker uses Smilex cosmetics to give people permanent grins, like him.
- Played with in Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors: A king orders to only make mirrors in which he looks beautiful. He doesn't care that they make others look ugly.
- A variation occurs in the first X-Men film. Magneto tries to turn the world leaders into mutants in order to stop anti-mutant hysteria.
- The Amazing Spider-Man had the Lizard plot to turn people into humanoid reptiles, like himself.
- Variation: Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants has the eponymous professor try to force everyone on the planet to change their names to ones as ridiculous as his.
- The first episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends had Green Goblin plot to turn everyone into goblins.
- The "Gamma World" episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes featured The Leader turning people into gamma-irritated monsters.
- This plot would get recycled twice in the second season: "Ultron Unlimited" had Ultron replace humans with emotionless robots, and "Code Red" had Red Skull disfigure some people to look exactly like him.
- The Phineas and Ferb episode "Jerk De Soleil" had a B-plot in which Dr. Doofenshmirtz made a machine that could give people high-pitched voices, making his high-pitched voice sound low and intimidating by comparison.
- In the Challenge of the Superfriends episode "Wanted: The Superfriends", the Legion of Doom turns all the men in the world into Bizarros, and all the women into Cheetahs.