Quotes / Generic Doomsday Villain

"What does he have to gain? Or to lose?"
A precocious child, Invader Zim, "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever"

"This is the worst kind of villain, folks! He has no motivation, no credible backstory, no emotional connection that makes us sympathize or understand why he does the things that he does; he's just some asshole who wants to kill the hero because he's the villain!"

"The vanilla villains (The Fisher King, the Space Viking, the Lion Man) of series nine have another member on their team. Monsters that are made out of the evolved gunk in your eye. We're really scraping the barrel now."

"The aliens in Battleship are typical antisocial movie xenomorphs. They exist exclusively to destroy things. There's no motivation. They just show up, play a giant game of "Battleship" (yes, they find a way to shoehorn in a few rounds), help our hero to grow up, then fall prey to a Deus ex Machina."

Anubis: Silence! Now, after 5000 years of waiting, I'm going to challenge you to a children's card game! And then I'll destroy the world!
Yami: Why would you want to do that?
Anubis: What?
Yami: What's the point in destroying the world? What do you gain from it?
Anubis: I... don't understand the question.
Yami: Look, you must have some reason for wanting to destroy the world. Otherwise, this whole movie was just pointless bickering!
Anubis: Of course I have a reason!
Yami: Oh, goodie! Do you feel like sharing it with the class?
Anubis: No. It's a secret.
Yami: You're the most disappointing movie villain since General Grievous.

Dave: So let me get this straight. Your plan was to spend decades of your life and a bajillion dollars to build a time machine so you could go back and steal experimental metatechnology from new genesis just so you could build a machine that brings badfic characters to life? Seriously dude what the fuck???
Monarch: Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Dave: Oh right I forgot. You're a one dimensional cardboard cutout masquerading as a supervillain.
Monarch: And don't you forget it!

"Unicron is given no backstory (until season 3) or justification; he simply exists, is very dangerous, and is afraid of the Matrix, all for no adequately explained reason."

Mythra: Malos wants one thing: To wipe out humanity.
Emperor Niall: What reason could he have for such a thing?
Mythra: I'm not sure he has a reason. I think it's more like... an instinct.