->''"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 are 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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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott in ''LightNovel/DateALive'' play with this. His desire is to make the whole world upside down, in order to fill the world with pure chaos, destruction, panic and fear for his "fun" and "self-satisfaction".
* 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.
* In ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' Mean Mr. Mustard turns Heartland into a mustard-themed wasteland full of evildoers.
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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]].
* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', the Triatic Wyrm wants to conquer and corrupt all of Gaia, and in one Time of Judgment scenario, it succeeds. Averted with the original Wyrm of Balance, which simply wants to escape from the Weaver's web.
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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''.
* The BigBad of ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' succeeds in doing this. [[spoiler:Kickstarting The Tragedy leaves the entire world spiraling down a path of constant warring and hatred, where people kill and destroy without reason and all law and societal structure has collapsed, all in the name of despair. In Junko's words, it isn't a philosophy or set of ideals or even instincts that motivate why she did it: the pursuit of despair [[GenericDoomsdayVillain simply defines ever fiber of her being]]]].
** In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'', the plan is to [[spoiler:upload herself into the bodies of the dead students, take down the future foundation from the inside, and then go from there, with her consciousness infecting people all around the world to spread despair with glee, making sure The Tragedy never ends]].
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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...]]
* ''InspectorGadget'': Some of Dr. Claw's more subtle plans concern this. In "The Infiltration," he has an impersonator take Inspector Gadget's place at a law-enforcement conference. The goal: Keep MAD ahead of the police's plans for a full year and "make the world safe for crime."
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