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*** ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'': [[ArmsDealer Sonny Burch]] wants to get ahold of the Pym's research into the quantum tunnel, convinced that quantum energy will be the next big gold rush. Ghost also wants the Pym's quantum tunnel [[spoiler: because she's desperate to cure her quantum instability and is willing to sacrifice Hope van Dyne if it will cure her.]]


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*** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': Thanos [[spoiler: from arround the time of the begining of ''Guardians of the Galaxy'']] revises this plan [[spoiler: after seeing that his future self had succeeded, but not only are the heroes unappreciative of it, but also about to undo everything. Now instead of half, he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] and remake it into a new one that would know nothing of what was lost.]]
** ''Film/CaptainMarvel'': Talos and the Skrulls are in search of a scientist on Earth who might have cracked FTL travel, which would allow them to expand their conquest of the galaxy. [[spoiler: Only this isn't the case. The Skrulls (at least the ones in this film) are actually refugees on the run from the Kree, looking for others of their kind that the scientist, who was actually a Kree defector, was haboring. The real villains are Yon-Rogg and the Kree, who want to exterminate the Kree, secure the Teseract that the scientist was studying, and prevent Carol Danvers from learning about her past/coming into her full power.]]

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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14997911/chapters/34760702 The Horsewomen Of Las Vegas]]'', the EvilPlan that brought Wrestling/CharlotteFlair to Las Vegas is "Project Andre", a plan that called for the top four criminal empires (the Flairs, the McMahons, the Sammartinos and the Yakuza) working to together to strongarm their way into owning four of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, and more or less bringing the city back to its Mafia roots.


* In ''The World's Greatest {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', Mxyzptlk tries a scheme in a deliberate WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' with {{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, and WonderWoman. The imp makes the big mistake of letting his victims get back together after their individual adventures, compare notes and realize their experiences were suspiciously similar. As a result, the heroes deduce the common element of the scheme, sabotage it, and then sucker Mxy with some BriarPatching into banishing himself.

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* In ''The World's Greatest {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', Mxyzptlk tries a scheme in a deliberate WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' with {{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, and WonderWoman.ComicBook/WonderWoman. The imp makes the big mistake of letting his victims get back together after their individual adventures, compare notes and realize their experiences were suspiciously similar. As a result, the heroes deduce the common element of the scheme, sabotage it, and then sucker Mxy with some BriarPatching into banishing himself.


* ''TakeOverTheWorld'': [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Of course!]] This is the most popular villainous scheme of all. The scale of conquest can vary depending on the setting or the villain -- some warlords are content to settle with conquering a city, a kingdom or nation, while ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} overlords will go for nothing less than [[GalacticConqueror galactic]], [[DimensionLord universal]] or even [[MultiversalConqueror multidimensional]] domination.
* ''TheEvilsOfFreeWill'' is a popular means to this end: by robbing everyone of their free will, they will have no choice but to serve their rightful ruler!
* ''AssimilationPlot'': Let's turn everyone into a single entity, whether they wish it or not!
* ''EarthShatteringKaboom'': Why take over the world when you can blow it up? Like TakeOverTheWorld, the scale of destruction also varies depending on the setting -- some villains are content with merely destroying a city or kingdom (particularly if they feel the city or kingdom has somehow wronged them -- see ''Revenge''), while {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s may well wish nothing less than to destroy the entire universe or multiverse.
* ''KillAllHumans'': No one's going to miss [[HumansAreBastards the little bastards]], right?
* ''OmnicidalManiac'': Why stop with just the humans?
* ''TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt'': Not so much destroying the world or humanity as really screwing up civilization; though the former two may be involved in the bargain.
* ''AGodAmI'': Force everyone to acknowledge your godhood! (god-like powers optional).
* ''ImmortalitySeeker'': Pursue the quest for eternal life, no matter what [[ImmortalityImmorality foul deeds]] are needed to make it happen.
* ''MacGuffin'': Steal an ancient artifact with untold powers. This is usually done in the pursuit of one of the other Evil Plans.
* ''SealedEvilInACan'': Release the source of all Evil from its prison. [[EvilIsNotAToy This rarely goes well for the villain attempting it]].
* ''{{Revenge}}'': You know that guy that wronged you in the past? It doesn't matter how [[DisproportionateRetribution petty]] or misplaced your grievance is, it's payback time! Time to kill the bastard, or make his life a living hell!
* ''GetRichQuickScheme'': If you're already rich, get richer. Any scheme is fair game in the pursuit of the profit margin, be it theft, blackmail, or auctioning the world off to hungry demons. Unfortunately, this lust for wealth falls prey to poor planning.
* ''UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans'': You know how people keep hurting themselves and each other? Make them stop, by whatever means are necessary. [[WellIntentionedExtremist No ill will required]]! Just like in TakeOverTheWorld, TheEvilsOfFreeWill often gets put into play here.
* ''DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans'': People hurting each other? That's exactly what your society needs! Use all the means at your disposal to create a nightmarish {{dystopia}} where [[VillainWorld the forces of evil run rampant]] and [[CrapsackWorld people live in constant terror and corruption]].
* ''PokeThePoodle'': [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ...Wait, what?]]

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* ''TakeOverTheWorld'': [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses TakeOverTheWorld: Of course!]] course! This is the most popular villainous scheme of all. The scale of conquest can vary depending on the setting or the villain -- some villain--some warlords are content to settle with conquering a city, a kingdom or nation, while ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} overlords will go for nothing less than [[GalacticConqueror galactic]], [[DimensionLord universal]] or even [[MultiversalConqueror multidimensional]] domination.
* ''TheEvilsOfFreeWill'' TheEvilsOfFreeWill is a popular means to this end: by robbing everyone of their free will, they will have no choice but to serve their rightful ruler!
* ''AssimilationPlot'': AssimilationPlot: Let's turn everyone into a single entity, whether they wish it or not!
* ''EarthShatteringKaboom'': EarthShatteringKaboom: Why take over the world when you can blow it up? Like TakeOverTheWorld, the scale of destruction also varies depending on the setting -- some setting--some villains are content with merely destroying a city or kingdom (particularly if they feel the city or kingdom has somehow wronged them -- see them--see ''Revenge''), while {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s may well wish nothing less than to destroy the entire universe or multiverse.
* ''KillAllHumans'': KillAllHumans: No one's going to miss [[HumansAreBastards the little bastards]], right?
* ''OmnicidalManiac'': OmnicidalManiac: Why stop with just the humans?
* ''TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt'': TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Not so much destroying the world or humanity as really screwing up civilization; though the former two may be involved in the bargain.
* ''AGodAmI'': AGodAmI: Force everyone to acknowledge your godhood! (god-like (actual godlike powers optional).
* ''ImmortalitySeeker'': ImmortalitySeeker: Pursue the quest for eternal life, no matter what [[ImmortalityImmorality foul deeds]] are needed to make it happen.
* ''MacGuffin'': MacGuffin: Steal an ancient artifact with untold powers. This is usually done in the pursuit of one of the other Evil Plans.
* ''SealedEvilInACan'': SealedEvilInACan: Release the source of all Evil from its prison. [[EvilIsNotAToy This rarely goes well for the villain attempting it]].
* ''{{Revenge}}'': {{Revenge}}: You know that guy that wronged you in the past? It doesn't matter how [[DisproportionateRetribution petty]] or misplaced your grievance is, it's payback time! Time to kill the bastard, or make his life a living hell!
* ''GetRichQuickScheme'': GetRichQuickScheme: If you're already rich, get richer. Any scheme is fair game in the pursuit of the profit margin, be it theft, blackmail, or auctioning the world off to hungry demons. Unfortunately, this lust for wealth falls prey to poor planning.
* ''UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans'': UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: You know how people keep hurting themselves and each other? Make them stop, by whatever means are necessary. [[WellIntentionedExtremist No ill will required]]! Just like in TakeOverTheWorld, TheEvilsOfFreeWill often gets put into play here.
* ''DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans'': DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: People hurting each other? That's exactly what your society needs! Use all the means at your disposal to create a nightmarish {{dystopia}} where [[VillainWorld the forces of evil run rampant]] and [[CrapsackWorld people live in constant terror and corruption]].
* ''PokeThePoodle'': PokeThePoodle: [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ...Wait, what?]]
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* ''TakeOverTheWorld'': [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Of course!]] This is the most popular villainous scheme of all. The scale of conquest can vary depending on the setting or the villain -- some warlords are content to settle with conquering a city, a kingdom or nation, while ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} overlords will go for nothing less than [[GalactiConqueror galactic]], [[DimensionLord universal]] or even [[MultiversalConqueror multidimensional]] domination.

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* ''TakeOverTheWorld'': [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Of course!]] This is the most popular villainous scheme of all. The scale of conquest can vary depending on the setting or the villain -- some warlords are content to settle with conquering a city, a kingdom or nation, while ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} overlords will go for nothing less than [[GalactiConqueror [[GalacticConqueror galactic]], [[DimensionLord universal]] or even [[MultiversalConqueror multidimensional]] domination.


* ''TakeOverTheWorld'': [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Of course!]] This is the most popular villainous scheme of all. The scale of conquest can vary depending on the setting or the villain -- some warlords are content to settle with conquering a city, a kingdom or nation, while ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} overlords will go for nothing less than galactic, universal or even multidimensional domination.

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* ''TakeOverTheWorld'': [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Of course!]] This is the most popular villainous scheme of all. The scale of conquest can vary depending on the setting or the villain -- some warlords are content to settle with conquering a city, a kingdom or nation, while ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} overlords will go for nothing less than galactic, universal [[GalactiConqueror galactic]], [[DimensionLord universal]] or even multidimensional [[MultiversalConqueror multidimensional]] domination.


* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': What do you think [[Creator/JeffreyCombs Weyoun]] and all his Cardassian underlings talk about in all those staff meetings? Yamak sauce recipes?
* The [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Cylons']] plan in (what else?) "The Plan".
* Series/{{Sherlock}}:
** The whole episode 3: [[spoiler:Every case Sherlock has to solve ends up having been orchestrated by Moriarty, looking for a fun challenge. It's implied that he, as a consulting criminal, has been arranging a vast array of crimes all over the place.]] [[spoiler:Subverted in that the [[KansasCityShuffle whole thing was to distract Sherlock from the plans]]. Revealed that the plans were a McGuffin, and double-subverted, when Moriarty tosses them away.]]
** The entirety of episodes 4 and 6 were also extremely convoluted plans [[spoiler:orchestrated by Moriarty as 'levels' in The Game he's playing with Sherlock.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': What do you think [[Creator/JeffreyCombs Weyoun]] ''Series/AgentCarter'': The BigBad of Season 1, [[spoiler: Dr. Fenhoff]] is ultimately revealed to be planning to steal a chemical HatePlague called Midnight Oil and all his Cardassian underlings talk about in all those staff meetings? Yamak sauce recipes?
* The [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Cylons']] plan in (what else?) "The Plan".
* Series/{{Sherlock}}:
** The whole episode 3: [[spoiler:Every case Sherlock has to solve ends up having been orchestrated by Moriarty, looking
release it on New York [[spoiler: as revenge against Howard Stark (who invented it) for a fun challenge. It's implied that he, as a consulting criminal, has been arranging a vast array of crimes all over the place.]] [[spoiler:Subverted in that the [[KansasCityShuffle whole thing was to distract Sherlock from the plans]]. Revealed that the plans were a McGuffin, and double-subverted, when Moriarty tosses them away.Midnight Oil-caused death of Fenhoff's brother.]]
** %%* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': The entirety of episodes 4 and 6 were also extremely convoluted plans [[spoiler:orchestrated by Moriarty as 'levels' Cylons' plan in The Game he's playing with Sherlock.]](what else?) "The Plan".



* A tradition in Franchise/PowerRangers and their source material, SuperSentai
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Rita wanted to celebrate escaping her pod by [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over The World]].
** ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': The Machine Empire was more business like in their conquests.
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Astronema and Dark Specter had [[UpToEleven larger aspirations]] and wanted to take over ''everything''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'': Divatox was motivated by a grudge with her sister (the BigGood for that season) as much as she was by evilness.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'':For Ransik it's revenge and hatred towards non-mutants.
** In Mesogog's case from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', he was motivated by racism, believing dinosaur DNA to be superior, and attempted to return the planet to its prehistoric roots by turning humans into mutant dinosaurs with him as the supreme ruler.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is unusual in that it had a series of villains with individual plans ranging from [[SealedEvilInACan escaping a can]] to {{Revenge}} to TakeOverTheWorld.
* In an episode of ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle'' one of the villains has a plan that involves taking the occupants of the security room of the university hostage, then taking advantage of the evacuation and access to the security cameras to use the 3-D Printer lab to run off a single copy of her gun design. All of this to prove that her gun works so she can sell the schematics.

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* A tradition ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoofs it adorably in Franchise/PowerRangers and their source material, SuperSentai
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Rita wanted to celebrate escaping her pod by [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over The World]].
** ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': The Machine Empire was more business like in their conquests.
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Astronema and Dark Specter had [[UpToEleven larger aspirations]] and wanted to take over ''everything''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'': Divatox was motivated by a grudge with her sister (the BigGood for that season) as much as she was by evilness.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'':For Ransik it's revenge and hatred towards non-mutants.
** In Mesogog's case from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', he was motivated by racism, believing dinosaur DNA to be superior, and attempted to return
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler "The Time Meddler"]] when renegade Time Lord the planet to its prehistoric roots by turning humans into mutant dinosaurs with him as the supreme ruler.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is unusual in that it had a series of villains with individual plans ranging from [[SealedEvilInACan escaping a can]] to {{Revenge}} to TakeOverTheWorld.
* In an episode of ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle'' one of the villains
Monk has a his evil plan that involves taking written out in a list on a poster on the occupants of the security room of the university hostage, then taking advantage of the evacuation and access to the security cameras to use the 3-D Printer lab to run off a single copy of her gun design. All of this to prove that her gun works so she can sell the schematics. wall.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoofs it adorably in "The Time Meddler" when renegade Time Lord the Monk has his evil plan written out in a list on a poster on the wall.
* ''Series/AgentCarter'': The BigBad of Season 1, [[spoiler: Dr. Fenhoff]] is ultimately revealed to be planning to steal a chemical HatePlague called Midnight Oil and release it on New York [[spoiler: as revenge against Howard Stark (who invented it) for the Midnight Oil-caused death of Fenhoff's brother.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoofs A tradition in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and their source material, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Rita wanted to celebrate escaping her pod by [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over The World]].
** ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': The Machine Empire was more business like in their conquests.
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Astronema and Dark Specter had [[UpToEleven larger aspirations]] and wanted to take over ''everything''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'': Divatox was motivated by a grudge with her sister (the BigGood for that season) as much as she was by evilness.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'':For Ransik it's revenge and hatred towards non-mutants.
** In Mesogog's case from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', he was motivated by racism, believing dinosaur DNA to be superior, and attempted to return the planet to its prehistoric roots by turning humans into mutant dinosaurs with him as the supreme ruler.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is unusual in that
it adorably had a series of villains with individual plans ranging from [[SealedEvilInACan escaping a can]] to {{Revenge}} to TakeOverTheWorld.
* In an episode of ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle'' one of the villains has a plan that involves taking the occupants of the security room of the university hostage, then taking advantage of the evacuation and access to the security cameras to use the 3-D Printer lab to run off a single copy of her gun design. All of this to prove that her gun works so she can sell the schematics.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** The whole episode 3: [[spoiler:Every case Sherlock has to solve ends up having been orchestrated by Moriarty, looking for a fun challenge. It's implied that he, as a consulting criminal, has been arranging a vast array of crimes all over the place.]] [[spoiler:Subverted
in "The Time Meddler" that the [[KansasCityShuffle whole thing was to distract Sherlock from the plans]]. Revealed that the plans were a McGuffin, and double-subverted, when renegade Time Lord the Monk has Moriarty tosses them away.]]
** The entirety of episodes 4 and 6 were also extremely convoluted plans [[spoiler:orchestrated by Moriarty as 'levels' in The Game he's playing with Sherlock.]]
%%* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': What do you think [[Creator/JeffreyCombs Weyoun]] and all
his evil plan written out Cardassian underlings talk about in a list on a poster on the wall.
all those staff meetings? Yamak sauce recipes?
* ''Series/AgentCarter'': ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'': The BigBad villains of Season 1, [[spoiler: Dr. Fenhoff]] 1 spend the whole season building up towards the mysterious Project Myriad. In the final episodes, this is ultimately revealed to be planning to steal a chemical HatePlague called Midnight Oil and release it on New York [[spoiler: as revenge against Howard Stark (who invented it) for the Midnight Oil-caused death of Fenhoff's brother.[[TheEvilsOfFreeWill enacting global mind control in order to bring about world peace]].]]



* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': The villains of Season 1 spend the whole season building up towards the mysterious Project Myriad. In the final episodes, this is revealed to be [[spoiler: [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill enacting global mind control in order to bring about world peace]].]]



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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. The Emperor seeks to take over all of reality, so he baits Firion into killing him, splitting his soul in two and allowing him to conquer both Heaven and Hell in addition to the rest of the world.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Zemus sought to create a new world for the Lunarians to live in after their planet was destroyed, so he tried to raze the Blue Planet but was sealed away. He brainwashes Golbez and uses him to unseal him so he can continue his work.


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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Kefka goes along with the Emperor's plan so that he can gain more magical power, before eventually becoming a god and throwing the world out of balance. This succeeds. After getting bored, he wanted to simply destroy the world, but that was swiftly stopped.


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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. Vayne Solidor, [[AffablyEvil though not wholly an evil entity]], seeks to become Ivalice's next dynast-king by expanding the reaches of the Archadian Empire, but more importantly, by removing the control over the world's future from the hands of the Occuria.


** Only the third book of the ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' trilogy has an evil plan (the first two are nasty, but typical criminal enterprise). ''Mastiff'' has a wide-ranging conspiracy of mages and noble houses wanting to take over the kingdom and install Prince Baird as a PuppetKing [[spoiler:by assassinating King Roger and Queen Jessamine through a magical link with their abducted son]].

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** Only the third book of the ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' ''Literature/BekaCooper'' trilogy has an evil plan (the first two are nasty, but typical criminal enterprise). ''Mastiff'' has a wide-ranging conspiracy of mages and noble houses wanting to take over the kingdom and install Prince Baird as a PuppetKing [[spoiler:by assassinating King Roger and Queen Jessamine through a magical link with their abducted son]].


** Etc.



* Manga/{{Bleach}}'s [[BigBad Sousuke Aizen]] either wants to "[[AGodAmI fill the unbearable vacancy in heaven]]" or create a WorthyOpponent for himself. Either way, he steals the Hougyoku and plans to use it to create the Royal Key, as the first step toward attacking the Spirit King.
* Manga/{{Kekkaishi}} The first BigBad wanted to take over Katasumori to restore his IllGirl princess back to life.

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* Manga/{{Bleach}}'s ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s [[BigBad Sousuke Aizen]] either wants to "[[AGodAmI fill the unbearable vacancy in heaven]]" or create a WorthyOpponent for himself. Either way, he steals the Hougyoku and plans to use it to create the Royal Key, as the first step toward attacking the Spirit King.
* Manga/{{Kekkaishi}} The first BigBad ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'': [[DragonInChief Byaku]] wanted to take over Katasumori to restore his IllGirl princess back to life.



* Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater features Gargoyle, another TakeOverTheWorld villain. It's a popular goal.
* Two {{Big Bad}}s with seperate goals in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', depending on the source. In the manga and ''Brotherhood'', Father wants to [[AGodAmI become a god]] by eating Truth. In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]], Dante wants to [[ImmortalitySeeker live forever]];

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* Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' features Gargoyle, another TakeOverTheWorld villain. It's a popular goal.
* Two {{Big Bad}}s with seperate goals in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', depending on the source. In the manga and ''Brotherhood'', Father wants to [[AGodAmI become a god]] by eating Truth. In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]], Dante [[spoiler:Dante]] wants to [[ImmortalitySeeker live forever]];forever]].



* Manga/CardcaptorSakura: Invoked by Eriol. He pretends to be a shadowy villain with a devious agenda to give Sakura opportunities to transform the Clow Cards.

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* Manga/CardcaptorSakura: ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Invoked by Eriol. He [[spoiler:He [[StealthMentor pretends to be a shadowy villain with a devious agenda to give Sakura opportunities to transform the Clow Cards.Cards]].]]



* ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'': The plot to abduct Emperor Domaric in the third game [[spoiler:is a rare villain-on-villain EvilPlan, perpetrated by Domaric himself. When he hears that one of his sons is plotting to have him killed, blame it on the breakaway republic of Aspinia, and use the resulting war to seize the throne and conquer the rest of the continent, Domaric sends his own agents to infiltrate his son's conspiracy and allows himself to be kidnapped. Then, when the empire's armies are geared up to invade, Domaric has his mole "free" him, takes control of said army, and marches on Aspinia - just as he's wanted ever since the country seceded 20 years before. He even corners his son's partner in the whole plan, to force him to use an ancient superweapon to break down Aspinia's walls for him.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' often has WellIntentionedExtremist s but the plot's have the same narrative purpose
** VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia: [[spoiler: Mithros wishes to revive his sister and end discrimination, and to do that he splits a world in two and makes them fight over {{Mana}} while his evil army antagonizes the dying one.]] The first part is UnwittingPawn and the rest of the game is the heroes unraveling the plan and how to foil it.
** VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: The BigBad and his minions are more upfront about their goal of ending [[BecauseDestinySaysSo The Score]] but unraveling the details and creating a counter measure still drives the bulk of the plot
** VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia: Has ''three'' {{BigBad}}s and each has their own plot to either TakeOverTheWorld or KillEmAll.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' likewise has a series of [[ManBehindTheMan Men Behind The Man]] whose plans drive the plot. From Emperor Doel's plan to usurp his homeland to Lloyd's manipulation of that war to collect {{Macguffin}}s to the final BigBad's AGodAmI ambition.

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* ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'': The plot to abduct Emperor Domaric in the third game [[spoiler:is a rare villain-on-villain EvilPlan, perpetrated by Domaric himself. When he hears that one of his sons is plotting to have him killed, blame it on the breakaway republic of Aspinia, and use the resulting war to seize the throne and conquer the rest of the continent, Domaric sends his own agents to infiltrate his son's conspiracy and allows himself to be kidnapped. Then, when the empire's armies are geared up to invade, Domaric has his mole "free" him, takes control of said army, and marches on Aspinia - just as he's wanted ever since the country seceded 20 years before. He even corners his son's partner in the whole plan, to force him to use an ancient superweapon to break down Aspinia's walls for him.him]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' often has {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s as villains, but their plots have the same narrative purpose.
** VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia: [[spoiler:Mithos]] Yggdrasil wishes to [[spoiler:revive his sister and end discrimination, and to do that he splits a world in two and makes them fight over {{Mana}} while his evil army antagonizes the dying one]]. The first part is being his UnwittingPawn and the rest of the game is the heroes unraveling the plan and how to foil it.
** VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: Mohs wants to cause a war between the local kingdom and empire [[BecauseDestinySaysSo because Thr Score]] says so. [[spoiler:Van Grants and his minions are more upfront about their goal of ending The Score, but unraveling the details and creating a counter measure still drives the bulk of the plot.
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* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' often has WellIntentionedExtremist s but the plot's have the same narrative purpose
** VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia: [[spoiler: Mithros wishes to revive his sister and end discrimination, and to do that he splits a world in two and makes them fight over {{Mana}} while his evil army antagonizes the dying one.]] The first part is UnwittingPawn and the rest of the game is the heroes unraveling the plan and how to foil it.
** VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: The BigBad and his minions are more upfront about their goal of ending [[BecauseDestinySaysSo The Score]] but unraveling the details and creating a counter measure still drives the bulk of the plot
** VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia: Has ''three'' {{BigBad}}s and each has their own plot Vaclav Bolud who wants to either TakeOverTheWorld or KillEmAll.
[[spoiler:and Nerifes who wants to KillEmAll]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' likewise has a [[spoiler:a series of [[ManBehindTheMan Men Behind The Man]] Man]]]] whose plans drive the plot. From Emperor Doel's plan to usurp his homeland to Lloyd's [[spoiler:Lloyd's manipulation of that war to collect {{Macguffin}}s to the final BigBad's AGodAmI ambition.ambition]].



* [[VideoGame/WildArms5 The fifth Wild Arms game]] has Volsung plan to reformat the planet so it will stop rejecting veruni and making them sick. Unforunately this process will kill every human on the planet.

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* [[VideoGame/WildArms5 The fifth Wild Arms game]] ''VideoGame/WildArms5'' has Volsung Volsung’s plan to reformat the planet so it will stop rejecting veruni and making them sick. Unforunately this process will kill every human on the planet.



* In the past, [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Flowey the Flower]] tried to convince [[FinalBoss Asgore]] to show him the six human Souls, hoping he could just nab them while Asgore's guard was down... That didn't work... So, these days he has a rather impressive plan laid out: [[spoiler: Wait until [[PlayableCharacter another human]] falls down into the Underground, wait for them to reach the end of their journey where they'll be forced to confront Asgore who, in turn, will be forced to bring out the other human Souls, at which point Flowey can nab them admist the chaos of the battle. This plan works out flawlessly... almost. When Flowey [[YourSoulIsMine tries to steal the Soul of the PC]], the other six human Souls rebel against him... Should the Player choose to spare Flowey after this, he'll pull an impressive XanatosSpeedChess: He encourages the Player to go for the GoldenEnding and then convinces the Playable Character's friends to interfere with the PC's battle against Asgore. This way he can not only nab the six human Souls, but the Souls of everyone else as well. With this power he gains complete control over the Save Files and will be able to Reset the game itself so that [[GroundhogDayLoop he and the Player can play with each other forever]]]].

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* In the past, [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''’s backstory, [[FinalBoss King Asgore]] [[spoiler:was approached by Flowey the Flower]] Flower, who tried to convince [[FinalBoss Asgore]] the king to show him the six human Souls, hoping he could just nab them while Asgore's guard was down...down]]. That didn't work... So, these days he has a rather impressive plan laid out: [[spoiler: Wait [[spoiler:wait until [[PlayableCharacter another human]] falls down into the Underground, wait for them to reach the end of their journey where they'll be forced to confront Asgore who, in turn, will be forced to bring out the other human Souls, at which point Flowey can nab them admist the chaos of the battle. This plan works out flawlessly... almost. When Flowey [[YourSoulIsMine tries to steal the Soul of the PC]], the other six human Souls rebel against him... Should the Player choose to spare Flowey after this, he'll pull an impressive XanatosSpeedChess: He encourages the Player to go for the GoldenEnding and then convinces the Playable Character's friends to interfere with the PC's battle against Asgore. This way he can not only nab the six human Souls, but the Souls of everyone else as well. With this power he gains complete control over the Save Files and will be able to Reset the game itself so that [[GroundhogDayLoop he and the Player can play with each other forever]]]].

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* ''Film/MisfitHeights'': [[MadScientist Dr. Zoltar's]] plan is to raise an army of zombies to help him TakeOverTheWorld.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppiesAndTheLegendOfBigPaw'', Marvin [=McNasty=] schemes to use the Bone of Scone, the artifact enabling humans and dogs to understand each other, to somehow become king and conquer the world.


* Vicky Broomstick of ''WesternAnimation/RegalAcademy'' is always plotting these. They are thwarted by Rose and her friends, thus her goal is get her expelled.


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* Vicky Broomstick of ''WesternAnimation/RegalAcademy'' is always plotting these. They are thwarted by Rose and her friends, thus her goal is get her expelled.

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* Vicky Broomstick of ''WesternAnimation/RegalAcademy'' is always plotting these. They are thwarted by Rose and her friends, thus her goal is get her expelled.

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** Though ''usually'', at least, Cobra's plans would be somewhat more grounded, such as sabotaging a satellite or killing a particular G.I. Joe agent. Of course, they also had some straight TakeOverTheWorld ones.

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