[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->I will find my own purpose and purge this planet of all who oppose me, human and Pokémon alike. The world will heed my warning! The reign of Mewtwo will soon begin!
-->-- '''Mewtwo''', ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' (English dub)


[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->I, Mojo Jojo, have a town to take over! I have a world to rule! I need to seize control of an area, and force its inhabitants to follow ''my'' way of thinking!
-->-- '''Mojo Jojo''', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie''


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->But [[InadequateInheritor Scott]], who's going to take over the world when I die?
-->-- '''Dr. Evil''', ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''

->'''President of India:''' What is it you want?\\
'''Cobra Commander:''' ...I want it ''all.''
-->-- ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''

->''Aut Caesar aut nullus.'' Emperor of the world. My world.
-->-- '''Adenoid Hynkel''', ''Film/TheGreatDictator''

->With a ring like that I could, dare I say it? Rule the world!
-->--'''Professor Foot''', ''Film/{{Help}}''

->World Domination. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The same old dream.]] Our asylums are full of people who think they're [[NapoleonDelusion Napoleon.]] [[AGodAmI Or God.]]
-->-- '''Film/JamesBond''', ''Film/DrNo''

->"You're missing the point. There is no 'throne'; there is ''no'' version of this where you come out on top!"
-->-- '''Tony Stark''' on Loki's AlienInvasion, ''Film/TheAvengers2012''


->''So what's this all about, Cudgeon? And please don't say world domination.''
-->-- '''Foaly''', ''Literature/ArtemisFowl and the Arctic Incident''

->[[TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]] desired to be [[AGodAmI a God]][[GodEmperor -King]], and was held to be this by his servants; if he had been victorious he would have demanded divine honour from all rational creatures and absolute temporal power over the whole world.
-->-- ''The Letters of Creator/JRRTolkien''

->#203: "To conquer the earth with an army of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz flying monkeys]]" is a bad long-term goal to give to the re-enlistment NCO.
-->-- ''Literature/SkippysList''

->What does it mean to conquer the world? Is there really a way to do it? Do you have to be the richest one, or the smartest one, or to beat everyone in a fight? Or just to know you could? Is it to be invincible? ... Does it just mean to get the girl you really wanted?
-->-- ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler wants to take the world, and keep it. All for himself.
-->-- Trailer for ''Series/{{Danger5}}''

->Ahh, [[SealedEvilInACan after ten thousand years I'm free!]] ''It's time to conquer Earth!''
-->-- '''Rita Repulsa''', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

->All the others before me have failed! Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! ALL OF THEM ARE DUST! But I will triumph! I will make THE ULTIMATE CONQUEST!
-->-- '''Garth Of Izar''', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E14WhomGodsDestroy Whom Gods Destroy]]"



->And I want to conquer the world,\\
Give all the idiots a brand new religion,\\
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil,\\
[[HypocriticalHumor Promote equality in all my decisions]]\\
With a quick wink of the eye\\
And a "God you must be joking!"
-->-- '''Music/BadReligion''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8aK4xbJOqQ "I Want to Conquer the World"]]

->I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing\\
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing\\
Be my mirror, my sword and shield\\
My missionaries in a foreign field\\
For some reason I can't explain\\
Once you go there was never\\
Never an honest word\\
And that was when I ruled the world"
-->-- '''Music/{{Coldplay}}''', "Viva la Vida"

->All for freedom and for pleasure\\
Nothing ever lasts forever\\
Everybody wants to rule the world
-->-- '''Music/TearsForFears''', "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->It is said that no one man can command the world, Dimitri, but I say nothing is impossible...
-->--'''Tsar Vladimir I Nikolaievich''' to the Grand Prince of Kiev, St Petersburg, 1866, ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars''

->"So, Wilson, how in the frack did you know the fileset was secret plans for world domination?"\\
"'Cause it was labeled Secret Plans for World Domination."
-->-- ''TabletopGame/{{Netrunner}}'', "World Domination"

->We shall inherit the earth, have no doubt of that. When the last twitching [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Garou]] has been [[BattleTrophy made into a rug]] to rest in front of a crackling fireplace; when the last [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension mage]] has been [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]], the pages of his grimoires serving as kindling; when the last [[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion restless]] ghost has been laid in its grave - then will the earth belong to our kind.
-->-- ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade - Clanbook: Lasombra''

->There are countless worlds beyond the void of Chaos, endless kingdoms to conquer, cities to sack, forests to burn, warriors to slay in their millions. But by Khorne, I have chosen this world to conquer, and conquer it I shall, even if it takes a thousand millennia.
-->-- '''Khastarax''', Daemon Prince of Khorne, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->There is always some fool who wants to rule the world!
-->-- '''Asura''', ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''

->Nonsense; it makes me feel great! Smarter! More aggressive! I feel like I could... like I could... ''like I could...'' TAKE ON THE WORLD!
-->-- '''Purple Tentacle''', ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle''

->'''Mr. Zero''': Tell us why you want to control the world.\\
'''Zoda''': [[CardCarryingVillain It's every bad guy's dream, of course!]]
-->-- ''[[VideoGame/FZero F-Zero GX]]''

->Rulin' the world sounds like it would just a huge pain in the neck to me, man. I mean, have you ever seen the world? It's freakin' huge! Seems like a lot of responsibility to shoulder.
-->-- '''Rufus'''' win-quote against M. Bison, ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->The world is a mess, and I just need to rule it!
-->-- '''Dr. Horrible''', ''WebVideo/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->Every villain needs an evil plot. Take Drakken. His plot? Always taking over the world. ''Always.''
-->-- '''Shego''', ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

->(If I ruled the world)\\
I would make sure my clones don't give any slack\\
(If I ruled the world)\\
I would treat people bad,\\
That's well known fact\\
Imagine that!
-->-- '''Evil Doctor Carver Clone''', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily Movie''

->'''Marco:''' What kind of madman are you?\\
'''Sparks:''' Oh, you know, the regular kind. World domination, the usual.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', "Happy Cake"

->Just as the world will be reborn in fire, I shall be reborn as the supreme ruler of the world. From this moment on, I will be known as the Phoenix King!
-->-- '''Fire Lord Ozai''', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->I wanted to rule the world - who wouldn't have, in my place?
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte'''

->The [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Führer]] has expressed his firm belief that [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Reich]] will one day control all of Europe. From there the road to world rule is practically laid bare. He who owns Europe has leadership of the world within his grasp.
-->-- '''[[ThoseWackyNazis Joseph Goebbels]]'''

->With Heaven's aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you.
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan''''s last address to his successors

->Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.
-->-- '''Yelu Chucai''' to the above