"I lacked vision?! He's the fool with no vision! Destroy everything in his path, no goal, no plan? I would have united worlds. That... is vision!"
— Nerissa, W.I.T.C.H., "X is for Xanadu"
"This Fontaine fellow is somebody to watch. Once, he was just a menace, to be convicted and hung. But he always manages to be where the evidence isn't. He's the most dangerous type of hoodlum... the kind with vision."
— Andrew Ryan, BioShock1
Rin: If word got out that machina pose a danger, people would fear them and stop using them.
Paine: So Yevon's not alone in sweeping things under the rug.
Rin: I firmly believe that machina are an indispensable part of Spira's development. Even if there is another incident, I intend to conceal the evidence.
Yuna: You really think people will follow you that way?
Rin: I am not alone in my thinking.
—Final Fantasy X-2, The Mi-Hen Highroad Conspiracy (Rin outcome)
"I k-killed them... two of them... It's a life...the consequences can't be light. Do I have the right to pass judgement upon others? But wait... it's not like that. This is what I've always thought. This world is rotten. Those who are rotten deserve to die. Someone... someone has to do it! Sacrificing their own life and soul, just because the world can't continue like this! If someone else had picked up this notebook, someone else could erase all the unnecessary people from this world... but is there someone who could do that? No, there isn't! But I can. In fact, I'm the only one who can do it! I'll do it. I'll use the Death Note... to change the world!"
— Light Yagami, Death Note, making his decision to become Kira.
"We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood. The truth is, I like this world. You've got... (ponders that) ...dog racing. Manchester United. And you've got people. Billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs. It's all right here. (sigh) But then someone comes along with a vision. With a real passion for destruction. Angel could pull it off. Good-bye, Picadilly. Farewell, Leicester-bloody-Square, know what I'm saying?"
— Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Becoming, part 2"
"Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"
"Because the bad people know how to plan.It's part of the specification, you might say. Every evil tyrant has a plan to rule the world. The good people don't seem to have the knack."
— Havelock Vetinari, Guards! Guards!
''"That's a loser's reasoning! A winner has to look at the world not as it is, but as it should be!"
And then Skitter waltzes in andÖ itís like, she slithers right past your defenses. I canít even put it into words. You run into her, and you canít even look straight at her without feeling your skin crawl. Like when someoneís got something wrong with their eye and your own eye starts wateringÖ only with her itís because of the bugs. And then she talks, and she sounds so idealistic, and naive. I donít know how you sound idealistic and naive with a swarm of cockroaches and bees crawling over your face, but she does. And so you let your guard down. And then she starts making sense.
Can you not feel,
That we could have a life forged in steel?
I only ask that you see what I see.
This is the answer,
Why wonít you believe?
— "Look What You've Done/Dr. Wily", The Megas