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*Another Jimmy Jacobs example, from the other side. At ''Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} King of Trios 2014 Night III'', September 21, 2014, The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster, Blaster [=McMassive=] and Flex Rumblecrunch, w/manager Sidney Bakabella) defeated The Golden Trio ([[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/chikara/chikara-g.html CHIKARA Grand Champion]] Icarus and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/chikara/chikara-t.html CHIKARA Campeones de Parejas (tag team champions)]] The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti) in the final. The Corporation were part of The Wrecking Crew, who were part of The Flood, the amalgamation of {{Heel}} groups out to destroy CHIKARA. Jimmy Jacobs, TheDragon to The Flood's BigBad Deucalion, stole Icarus' belt and handed it to Wrestling/EddieKingston, since earlier in the year Jacobs had convinced King, who Icarus had defeated for the belt at the return show ''You Only Live Twice'' on May 25th, that if King joined him he'd be able to get "her" back. Icarus told Kingston that the belt would be meaningless without CHIKARA. ''That'' proved to be all King needed to turn against The Flood and rejoin the regular CHIKARA side.


* Heel factions such as the Aces and Eights in ''Wrestling/{{TNA}}'' often have the goals of winning all of the titles, 'taking over' the company and destroying the careers of the babyfaces. What exactly do they think is going to happen if they ever actually achieve that? If they successfully crush all opposition then they will have no one left to fight and the show will likely become so boring that it will be cancelled, ruining their own careers.

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* Heel factions such as the Aces and Eights Wrestling/NewWorldOrder in ''Wrestling/{{TNA}}'' Wrestling/{{WCW}} often have the goals of winning all of the titles, 'taking over' the company and destroying the careers of the babyfaces. What exactly do they think is going to happen if they ever actually achieve that? If they successfully crush all opposition then they will have no one left to fight and the show will likely become so boring that it will be cancelled, ruining their own careers.

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'', Sougo asks Another OOO/Kuruto Dan what he'll do after he becomes a king and conquers the world. Dan retorts that he'll make people bow to his will, but otherwise it's clear that he doesn't actually have anything concrete in mind, confirming to Sougo that Dan is truly unfit to be a ruler.

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** In "Evil Council 4", Yugi tells Melvin that killing him won't change the past or solve any of his problems. Unfortunately, [[AxCrazy Melvin]] considers the round of maniacal laughter he'll have afterwards to be a good enough accomplishment.

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** During the Cell Saga, Cell freely admits to Piccolo that once he obtains his Perfect form, he has no idea what he'll do afterwards. After he does obtain it, when he's asked again, he decides he'll entertain himself by [[OmnicidalManiac wiping out all life in the universe]].


* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has a knight lecture an evil dragon about the [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/treadmill "hedonic treadmill,"]] warning that once he's conquered all the fantasy races there will be nothing left for him to do, leaving him in a boring, depressing steady state. The dragon doesn't listen, and [[DistantFinale epochs later]] he slumps on his hoard as a thoroughly miserable master of the universe.



* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has a knight lecture an evil dragon about the [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/treadmill "hedonic treadmill,"]] warning that once he's conquered all the fantasy races there will be nothing left for him to do, leaving him in a boring, depressing steady state. The dragon doesn't listen, and [[DistantFinale epochs later]] he slumps on his hoard as a thoroughly miserable master of the universe.

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has a knight lecture an evil dragon about the [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/treadmill "hedonic treadmill,"]] warning that once he's conquered all the fantasy races there will be nothing left for him to do, leaving him in a boring, depressing steady state. The dragon doesn't listen, and [[DistantFinale epochs later]] he slumps on his hoard as a thoroughly miserable master of the universe.


* In an early ''Manga/DragonBall'' arc, Emperor Pilaf's mook Shu once asked him what he was going to do after acquiring his wish of controlling the world. Pilaf shrugged off the question.
* During the Saiyan Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', after killing Goku and Raditz, Piccolo reflects that he got no satisfaction from Goku's death given [[HeroicSacrifice the circumstances]], and realizes that he has no idea what to do with his life now. Training Gohan for the next year brings about his HeelFaceTurn.

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In an early ''Manga/DragonBall'' arc, Emperor Pilaf's mook Shu once asked him what he was going to do after acquiring his wish of controlling the world. Pilaf shrugged off the question.
* ** During the Saiyan Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', after killing Goku and Raditz, Piccolo reflects that he got no satisfaction from Goku's death given [[HeroicSacrifice the circumstances]], and realizes that he has no idea what to do with his life now. Training Gohan for the next year brings about his HeelFaceTurn.


* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Mimi asks what exactly Ogremon would do if he beat Leomon. Ogremon seems baffled by the question--he'd never actually thought of it, and eventually dismisses it as a pointless question. As far as he's concerned, the two of them are just going to keep fighting, forever coming to standstills.
** In his defense, the ''Adventure'' continuity is one where all dead Digimon are reborn as Digi-Eggs and hatch into the same characters, so Leomon and Ogremon can beat the snot out of each other as long as they like without needing a long-term plan.

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In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', "[[Recap/DigimonAdventureE46TheCounterattackOfMetalEtemon Etemon's Comeback Tour]]", after Ogremon explains how his entire life revolves around fighting his rival Leomon and trying to defeat him, Mimi asks what exactly Ogremon he would do if he beat Leomon. Ogremon seems baffled by the question--he'd question -- he'd never actually thought of it, and eventually dismisses it as a pointless question. As far as he's concerned, the two of them are just going to keep fighting, forever coming to standstills.
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standstills. In his defense, the ''Adventure'' continuity is one where all dead Digimon are reborn as Digi-Eggs and hatch back into the same characters, life, so Leomon and Ogremon can beat the snot out of each other as long as they like without needing a long-term plan.


* ''FanFic/ConnectingTheDots'', a Franchise/{{Naruto}}[=/=]DCAU crossover, has ComicBook/TheSpectre asking Naruto what he'll do when he becomes Hokage. This shuts him up enough for the Spectre to explain how sometimes it's better to fail than to succeed because A) there's nothing to do after a goal has been completed and B) sometimes what we've been working for really isn't that great.

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* ''FanFic/ConnectingTheDots'', a Franchise/{{Naruto}}[=/=]DCAU Franchise/{{Naruto}}[=/=]Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse crossover, has ComicBook/TheSpectre asking Naruto what he'll do when he becomes Hokage. This shuts him up enough for the Spectre to explain how sometimes it's better to fail than to succeed because A) there's nothing to do after a goal has been completed and B) sometimes what we've been working for really isn't that great.

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* ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'': When you defeat one of the (otherwise redeemable) villains, one of your party members, Murmina, wants to finish him off. However, the protagonist stands between them to stop Murmina and asks her what exactly she plans to do after her revenge. He is trying to see whether she truly only lives for vengeance and whether she is as consumed by hate as she claims.


** In "To Where and Back Again", the first phase of Starlight Glimmer's plan to go back in time and prevent the Mane Six from getting their cutie marks goes off without a hitch, but she clearly didn't think much about what would happen afterward. When Twilight shows Starlight what will result from mucking around with time - namely, some scenario where [[TheBadGuyWins an entity that Starlight can't possibly hope to stop alone wreaks havoc over the land]] - Starlight decides to not go through with it and surrenders herself to Twilight.

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** In "To Where and Back Again", the first phase of Starlight Glimmer's plan to go back in time and prevent the Mane Six from getting their cutie marks goes off without a hitch, but she clearly didn't think much about what would happen afterward. When Twilight shows Starlight what will result from mucking around with time - namely, some scenario where [[TheBadGuyWins an entity that Starlight can't possibly hope to stop alone wreaks havoc over the land]] - Starlight decides to not to go through with it and surrenders herself to Twilight.


** This was a long-running aesop for the series in general. Aside from when the villains were in it ForTheEvulz, the Planeteers could convince some villains, or average people who were being influenced by the villains (or even, in Captain Pollution's first appearance, a whole mercenary army of enemy mooks) that [[EarWorm looting and polluting was not the way]], because it would just leave the world a lifeless waste, and then what? It actually stuck with two of the villains, Hoggish Greedly and Sly Sludge (both of whom were more profit-motivated and less overall evil), who underwent {{Heel–Face Turn}}s by the final season.

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** This was a long-running aesop for the series in general. Aside from when the villains were in it ForTheEvulz, the Planeteers could convince some villains, or average people who were being influenced by the villains (or even, in Captain Pollution's first appearance, a whole mercenary army of enemy mooks) that [[EarWorm looting and polluting was not the way]], because it would just leave the world a lifeless waste, and then what? It actually stuck with two of the villains, Hoggish Greedly and Sly Sludge (both of whom were more profit-motivated and less overall evil), who underwent {{Heel–Face Turn}}s [[HeelFaceTurn Heel–Face Turns]] by the final season.


** This was a long-running aesop for the series in general. Aside from when the villains were in it ForTheEvulz, the Planeteers could convince some villains, or average people who were being influenced by the villains (or even, in Captain Pollution's first appearance, a whole mercenary army of enemy mooks) that [[EarWorm looting and polluting was not the way]], because it would just leave the world a lifeless waste, and then what? It actually stuck with two of the villains, Hoggish Greedly and Sly Sludge (both of whom were more profit-motivated and less overall evil), who underwent {{Heel Face Turn}}s by the final season.

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** This was a long-running aesop for the series in general. Aside from when the villains were in it ForTheEvulz, the Planeteers could convince some villains, or average people who were being influenced by the villains (or even, in Captain Pollution's first appearance, a whole mercenary army of enemy mooks) that [[EarWorm looting and polluting was not the way]], because it would just leave the world a lifeless waste, and then what? It actually stuck with two of the villains, Hoggish Greedly and Sly Sludge (both of whom were more profit-motivated and less overall evil), who underwent {{Heel Face {{Heel–Face Turn}}s by the final season.

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