->''"Now, the world shall be my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious!"''
-->--'''Dr. Eggman Nega''', ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic Rush Adventure]]''

{{Omnicidal Maniac}}s want to destroy the world, and just like them, villains who want ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil want to destroy the world too... but in another way. Rather than blow it up or kill everyone on it, they much more content to simply turn it into the most horrible and messed up place possible - their own personal playground, in other words. Villains who intend on this goal are likely doing it ForTheEvulz.

Compare DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* This is revealed to be King Piccolo's ultimate plan in ''Manga/DragonBall'':
-->''"First, I will tell you the two words I hate the most. They are 'justice' and 'peace'. Let me just say that I do '''not''' plan to bind you all into slavery or anything like that. Not at all. In fact, I want you to do anything you want. I'm going to abolish every law enforcement agency. You can steal, destroy, injure, and murder! No one will stop you! Evil shall be unfettered!! Those who brandish the sword of justice shall be exterminated by my demons! This will be a glorious world of terror and hate!!"''
* [[PsychoForHire Ali Al-Saachez]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' wants to help create a world of endless warfare, so that his slaughter will never end.
* The Major in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' wants a world of perpetual warfare. "Gentlemen... [[WarForFunAndProfit I love war.]]"
* This is essentially the BigBad's goal in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'', since he basically sees all humans as evil deep inside and actively tries to bring out their "true natures".
* Tendou Jigoku at the end of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' intends to, upon gaining complete immortality, kill most of the humans on the planet, but leave enough alive for them to repopulate. And then start killing again, leading to an endless cycle of slaughter.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Bruno Manheim's sect of [[ReligionOfEvil The Church of Crime]] in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' planned to turn Gotham City into new [[NewGods Apokolips]].
* The Joker's basic goal in ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', and indeed a lot of his storylines.
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[[folder:Film]]
* This seems to be the goal of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. He wants to drive everyone in Gotham City as crazy as himself by plunging it into absolute chaos.
** Alternately, it's to prove that he's NOT crazy -- by showing that everyone else ''is''.
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': [[spoiler:When Kruger finds out about the codes in Max's head and gets tired of Delacourt's scolding him for his violent antics, he goes ahead to initiate his plan to turn Elysium into one of these.]]
--> '''Kurger''': [[spoiler:Elysium is about to receive its first proper prison!]]
* After Lord Naritsugu in ''Film/ThirteenAssassins'' sees the carnage of war, he admits he would like to turn the lands into a never ending battlefield of strife.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The cult in "[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Call of Cthulhu]]" seems to have aspects of this:
-->''Then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and reveling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.''
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', when Harry visits one of the [[HornyDevils White Court's]] [[VampiresOwnNightClubs nightclubs]], he muses that this would be their ultimate goal if they ever had the chance:
-->''The music, the light, the sweat, the smoke, the booze, the drugs-it all combined into a wet, desperate miasma that was full of needs that could never be sated.''
-->''Thatís why the place was called Zero, I realized. Zero limits. Zero inhibitions. Zero restraint. It was a place of perfect, focused abandon, of indulgence, and it was intriguing and hideous, nauseating and viscerally'' hungry''.''
-->''Zero fulfillment.''
-->''I felt a shudder run through me. This was the world as created by the White Court. This is what they would make of it, if they were given the chance. Planet Zero.''
* Satan seeks to do this to the world in ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' in order to get RevengeByProxy against its Creator.
* Two of the possible {{Bad Future}}s that [[GodOfEvil the Dark One]] shows that might happen if it wins are like this in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''; the first is close to a literal HellOnEarth, while the second is more subtle, with humanity altered to all be completely devoid of conscience or empathy (just like the Dark One itself), but also rendered completely unaware that anything is wrong. The third possibility is [[OmnicidalManiac void]][[note]]though Rand speculates that the Dark One would ultimately be unable to go through with destroying the world for good, since it likes torturing people too much[[/note]]. Of course, in ''none'' of these visions do the bulk of the Dark one's human followers [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness actually get what they want]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Presumably The Beast's motive on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' for blocking out the sun. His [[WellIntentionedExtremist boss]] on the other hand, was just using the chaos created as a distraction.
** Holland Manners of ''Wolfram & Hart'' claims that the world [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters is already this and always has been since the first caveman clubbed his neighbor]], and that is the source of Wolfram and Hart's power. The law firm's purpose is to make sure the world stays that way.
* Several villains in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' want to open the Hellmouth for reasons somewhere between this and worship of the True Demons sealed inside.
** Also, the reason Sunnydale was deliberately built on top of the Hellmouth - the founder (who's still the Mayor [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld a century later]]) made a lot of [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] to get to where he is, and providing demons with an all-you-can-eat buffet is part of his payment.
** Toward the end of Season 2, the vampire Spike decides to help Buffy stop the OmnicidalManiac Angelus from releasing a demon that will destroy the world because he believes the world is already a playground of evil for vampires with humans being "little happy meals on legs", and thus destroying the human world would mean destroying the world for vampires too.
* Nearly every ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' villain who doesn't want to cause an EarthShatteringKaboom, though [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce exceptions]] exist.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Ebon Dragon's ultimate goal in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is basically to screw over reality in such a way that his will determines reality, by usurping the position of the shinma that defines existence. It remains to be seen whether he actually can or if it's just another excuse for him to be a dick.
* The followers of Chaos in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', especially [[AntiChrist Archaon]], who want to turn the whole world into another Realm of Chaos, a very messed up ChaoticEvil EldritchLocation.
** In Warhammer 40,000, the Chaos Gods sparked the Horus Heresy to turn the materium into a tortured hellscape so that they could laugh and feast upon the agony of all sentient life.[[CrapsackWorld They succeeded]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* At the end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' early trailer, it is revealed that our resident {{Troll}} [[FauxAffablyEvil Terumi Yuuki]], now with the pesky time loops out of the way, plans to troll the trope description above by erasing the distinction between Omnicidal Mania and Evil Playground Architecture. That's to say, he wants to kill everyone, but not the old fashioned personal way where he does all the killing himself. No, He wants to make the world into a place where everyone kills each other for his own amusement. That's his kind of playground.
* [[spoiler:Dimentio]] of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.
* In [[AlternateContinuity Hero Mode]] of ''[[VideoGame/DragonballZBudokaiTenkaichi Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi]]'', the BigBad used the Dragon Balls to make the world a hellhole, purely for his own amusement. At one point, your character meets the Androids, who like the world as a hellhole and in fact are looking for the Dragon Balls so they can make it even ''worse''.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank: A Crack In Time'', Dr. Nefarious has noticed that the good guys always wins, and he's tired of it. He wants to use The Great Clock not just to reverse his own defeats, but the defeats of every supervillain who's ever lived.
* ''Franchise/SilentHill''[='s=] cult fits the bill. They call it [[InfernalParadise Paradise]].
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Edel Bernal]] from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' doesn't really have a plan other than to turn the world into the most chaotic and war-ridden place he can to be his personal playground.
** Similarly, the Shadow Mirror faction of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 2'' are trying to create a world of perpetual warfare, believing it will lead to greater technological and evolutionary progress for mankind.
* The true BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', [[spoiler: Porky Minch]].
* Shao Kahn of ''Franchise/MortalKombat''.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Satan just wants to corrupt everyone. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-15 As when he tries to grow more stripper poles.]]
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* When [[RealityWarper Discord]] is unleashed in ''WesternAnimation:MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', he turns the world into a chaotic mess of inverted gravity, roads of soap, cotton candy clouds, and chocolate milk. Then he claims those are only his ''first changes'', and if the stained glass image of him [[HellOnEarth throwing ponies into the flames is anything to go by...]]
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