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* [[spoiler:The [[EnemyWithin True Ashura]]]] in ''Manga/RGVeda'' only wishes to destroy everything in heaven, earth and hell because [[ApocalypsisMaiden he's destined to it]] and [[ForTheEvulz has a natural drive]] towards destruction.

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* [[spoiler:The [[EnemyWithin True Ashura]]]] in ''Manga/RGVeda'' only wishes to destroy everything in heaven, earth and hell because [[ApocalypsisMaiden [[ApocalypseMaiden he's destined to it]] and [[ForTheEvulz has a natural drive]] towards destruction.



* ''TurtlesForever'' has the Utrom!Shredder graduate to this status after he discovers the existence of the multiverse, and finds out that every universe contains an incarnation of his hated enemies. This drives him completely over the edge and he decides to bring down the entire multiverse, even though this would mean the death of him as well. This stands in stark contrast to the buffoonish 1987!Shredder, or the Mirage!Shredder who was just a petty crimelord.
** In the same continuity, there's Demon!Shredder, who Utrom!Shredder based his identity on after arriving in medieval Japan.



* [[GodOfEvil Shinnok]] in ''MortalKombat'' intends to become TheOmnipotent by consuming all energies in the MultiVerse including the life forces of all living things. Except [[EvilSorceror Quan-Chi]], [[YouWillBeSpared who will be spared]] as a "reward" for serving Shinnok. In TheBadGuyWins endings, Quan-Chi reveals that he has [[{{Outgambitted}} outplayed]] Shinnok and manages to steal his power -- and uses it to become one of these ''himself'', except this time he simply elects to kill ForTheEvulz.

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* [[GodOfEvil Shinnok]] in ''MortalKombat'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' intends to become TheOmnipotent by consuming all energies in the MultiVerse including the life forces of all living things. Except [[EvilSorceror Quan-Chi]], [[YouWillBeSpared who will be spared]] as a "reward" for serving Shinnok. In TheBadGuyWins endings, Quan-Chi reveals that he has [[{{Outgambitted}} outplayed]] Shinnok and manages to steal his power -- and uses it to become one of these ''himself'', except this time he simply elects to kill ForTheEvulz.



*** [[GodOfEvil Shinnok's]] arcade ending in ''MortalKombatX'' [[spoiler:reveals the fallen Elder God wanted to obtain his RageAgainstTheHeavens by merging all the realms into the One Being, which then devours the Elder Gods and results in a ClassZ ApocalypseHow. It's shown [[ManBehindTheMan that the One Being]] [[GreaterScopeVillain was behind]] Shinnok's ambitions to merge the realms, just as it did with Shao Kahn and Onaga in the past.]]
** [[ChaoticNeutral Scorpion]], of all people, briefly became one of these in ''MortalKombatArmageddon'' to [[RevengeBeforeReason get revenge]] on the Elder Gods in a RageAgainstTheHeavens scheme after they fulfilled a promise to bring his dead clan back to life... and brought them back [[CameBackWrong as undead zombies.]] The plot of that game was that there were too many powerful fighters running around and the gods had decided to pit them against each other in a tournament with ultimate power as the prize, because otherwise the fighters would unintentionally destroy everything with their fighting. Scorpion tried to derail the plan by killing TheChosenOne, the guy who was ''supposed'' to get the power to prevent it landing in the hands of one of the villains [[spoiler: which the next game reveals happened anyway -- [[OhCrap Shao Kahn was the winner]]]], simply because he was pissed at them. He wanted to destroy all the realms to spite the Elder Gods, and if he could, kill them too in the process.

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*** [[GodOfEvil Shinnok's]] arcade ending in ''MortalKombatX'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' [[spoiler:reveals the fallen Elder God wanted to obtain his RageAgainstTheHeavens by merging all the realms into the One Being, which then devours the Elder Gods and results in a ClassZ ApocalypseHow. It's shown [[ManBehindTheMan [[TheManBehindTheMan that the One Being]] [[GreaterScopeVillain was behind]] Shinnok's ambitions to merge the realms, just as it did with Shao Kahn and Onaga in the past.]]
** [[ChaoticNeutral Scorpion]], of all people, briefly became one of these in ''MortalKombatArmageddon'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' to [[RevengeBeforeReason get revenge]] on the Elder Gods in a RageAgainstTheHeavens scheme after they fulfilled a promise to bring his dead clan back to life... and brought them back [[CameBackWrong as undead zombies.]] The plot of that game was that there were too many powerful fighters running around and the gods had decided to pit them against each other in a tournament with ultimate power as the prize, because otherwise the fighters would unintentionally destroy everything with their fighting. Scorpion tried to derail the plan by killing TheChosenOne, the guy who was ''supposed'' to get the power to prevent it landing in the hands of one of the villains [[spoiler: which the next game reveals happened anyway -- [[OhCrap Shao Kahn was the winner]]]], simply because he was pissed at them. He wanted to destroy all the realms to spite the Elder Gods, and if he could, kill them too in the process.



* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} from Franchis/TheDCAU has the ultimate goal of obtaining the anti-life equation and using it to undo the current existence, so he can rebuild it in a manner more to his liking. Unfortunately it tends to be overshadowed by his 'torment Superman' schemes, as he's the one thorn on his side he can't seem to properly remove.

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* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} from Franchis/TheDCAU the Franchise/{{DCAU}} has the ultimate goal of obtaining the anti-life equation and using it to undo the current existence, so he can rebuild it in a manner more to his liking. Unfortunately it tends to be overshadowed by his 'torment Superman' schemes, as he's the one thorn on his side he can't seem to properly remove.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan2000'': Dr. X actually ''doesn't'' fit this trope until his final appearance, since initially he desires to replace mankind with a neo-human race by forcefully "evolving" humanity. He eventually reasons that it would be more practical to simply wipe out everyone, survive the calamity, and start over so he can remake the world in his own image.



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* In ''VideoGame/TheNewOrderLastDaysofEurope'' Heinrich Himmler wants a global nuclear apocalypse because he believes it will pave the way for the Aryan Master Race to recolonize the world.


* Ivo Shandor in the ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'' franchise. The founder of the Cult of Gozer, he went mad after World War I convinced that humanity had no redemption and created a cult with the sole purpose of causing the apocalypse by bringing [[PlanetDestroyer Gozer]] into our world.

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* Ivo Shandor in the ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' franchise. The founder of the Cult of Gozer, he went mad after World War I convinced that humanity had no redemption and created a cult with the sole purpose of causing the apocalypse by bringing [[PlanetDestroyer Gozer]] into our world.

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* What Rasputin wants to do in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' is to open a doorway to bring here the Seven Gods of Chaos (based on the Ogdru Jahad from the comic) to wipe out Humanity. He's a WellIntentionedExtremist as he truly believes the world is decadent and this is the only way to purify it. Apparently his former boss Hitler was less humanitarian, he just wanted to end the world because he was loosing.
* Ivo Shandor in the ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'' franchise. The founder of the Cult of Gozer, he went mad after World War I convinced that humanity had no redemption and created a cult with the sole purpose of causing the apocalypse by bringing [[PlanetDestroyer Gozer]] into our world.


*** When he has a VillainousBreakdown in the Season 13 finale, Lucifer takes things up a notch by planning to destroy the entire universe and remaking it in his image, simply out of spite.



** After the S5 finale, ArchangelRaphael becomes one, hoping to fulfill what he believes is God's will by [[spoiler:re]]starting the Apocalypse.

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** After the S5 Season 5 finale, ArchangelRaphael becomes one, hoping to fulfill what he believes is God's will by [[spoiler:re]]starting the Apocalypse.


** ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'': {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} and Mandrakk
** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'': Nekron

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** ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'': {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} (who wants the Anti-Life equation to subjugate the whole thing, tear it down and Mandrakk
rebuild it to his liking) and Mandrakk (who more or less feeds on existence and is on a hunger rampage)
** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'': NekronNekron (An embodiment of death itself, which naturally wants to kill everything)



* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} from Franchis/TheDCAU has the ultimate goal of obtaining the anti-life equation and using it to undo the current existence, so he can rebuild it in a manner more to his liking. Unfortunately it tends to be overshadowed by his 'torment Superman' schemes.

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* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} from Franchis/TheDCAU has the ultimate goal of obtaining the anti-life equation and using it to undo the current existence, so he can rebuild it in a manner more to his liking. Unfortunately it tends to be overshadowed by his 'torment Superman' schemes.schemes, as he's the one thorn on his side he can't seem to properly remove.


*** It didn't seem possible, but Zamasu got [[UpToEleven WORSE]]. [[spoiler: After Trunks manages to subconsciously create a Spirit Bomb from the remaining life on his planet, he absorbs it into himself and enfuses his ruined sword with the power. He then proceeds [[GroinAttack to stab Zamazu in the groin]] and proceeds to [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cut the crazed god in half vertically]] All seems well. The bad guy is finished, and all the protagonists are alive. But no. Destroying Zamasu's physical form allowed him to become [[EldritchAbomination something MUCH worse]]. Now a miasma of unrestrained malice, Zamasu is reduced to [[LaughingMad maniacal laughter as he loses any form of sentience]] and proceeds [[ApocalypseHow/Class6 to wipe out EVERY LIVING THING on the planet]]. All humans, animals, plants, and even the water and buildings are reduced to a desert wasteland. The only ones who survive this assault are Goku and his friends in the immediate area. [[FromBadtoWorse This is just the beginning]], [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 as Zamasu spreads to other worlds, and threatens the ENTIRE MULTIVERSE]]. Beerus and Whis feel his presence in the present, and the rest of the Z Fighters see a black orb with Zamasu's laughing face appear over Capsule Corp. It's not the just the multiverse he's in, it's alternate timelines as well. [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ Zamasu is going to wipe out all life everywhere and at any point in time.]] The only thing stopping this was [[SummonBiggerFish Goku summoning Zen'o-sama for aid]]. Upon seeing the oblivion Zamasu created, Zen'o-sama [[CessationOfExistence saw only one course of action to stop it]]. Goku and the gang managed to hop into the Time Machine to head back to the present just in time, so it's all good. But you keep in mind that it took [[SerialEscalation Zen'o hitting the kill switch]] by [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 wiping out an entire timeline of the Multiverse]] to [[GodzillaThreshold truly end Zamasu's madness]].]]

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*** It didn't seem possible, but Zamasu got [[UpToEleven WORSE]]. [[spoiler: After Trunks manages to subconsciously create a Spirit Bomb from the remaining life on his planet, he absorbs it into himself and enfuses infuses his ruined sword with the power. He then proceeds [[GroinAttack to stab Zamazu in the groin]] and proceeds to [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cut the crazed god in half vertically]] vertically]]. All seems well. The bad guy is finished, and all the protagonists are alive. But no. Destroying Zamasu's physical form allowed him to become [[EldritchAbomination something MUCH worse]]. Now a miasma of unrestrained malice, Zamasu is reduced to [[LaughingMad maniacal laughter as he loses any form of sentience]] and proceeds [[ApocalypseHow/Class6 to wipe out EVERY LIVING THING on the planet]]. All humans, animals, plants, and even the water and buildings are reduced to a desert wasteland. The only ones who survive this assault are Goku and his friends in the immediate area. [[FromBadtoWorse [[FromBadToWorse This is just the beginning]], [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 as Zamasu spreads to other worlds, and threatens the ENTIRE MULTIVERSE]]. Beerus and Whis feel his presence in the present, and the rest of the Z Fighters see a black orb with Zamasu's laughing face appear over Capsule Corp. It's not the just the multiverse he's in, it's alternate timelines as well. [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ Zamasu is going to wipe out all life everywhere and at any point in time.]] The only thing stopping this was [[SummonBiggerFish Goku summoning Zen'o-sama for aid]]. Upon seeing the oblivion Zamasu created, Zen'o-sama [[CessationOfExistence saw only one course of action to stop it]]. Goku and the gang managed to hop into the Time Machine to head back to the present just in time, so it's all good. But you keep in mind that it took [[SerialEscalation Zen'o hitting the kill switch]] by [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX5 wiping out an entire timeline of the Multiverse]] to [[GodzillaThreshold truly end Zamasu's madness]].]]


** [[GodIsEvil Zamasu]], the renegade Kai from Universe 10. Zamasu sees mortal life as a mistake, and [[TheGodsMustBeLazy both the Kais and Gods of Destruction lazy]] for not doing something about the mortals. For awhile, it was simply mere rhetoric and musings. Then Zamasu was beaten in a friendly duel by none other than [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Son Goku]]. [[spoiler: Realizing that mortals had the power to rival Gods, Zamasu started down a path he called his [[FinalSolution "Zero Mortals Plan"]]. To this end, [[KlingonPromotion he killed his mentor Gowasu, promoting himself to Supreme Kai of Universe 10]]. He then abused the Time Rings of the Kais to gain any amount of wishes he desired from the Super Dragon Balls AFTER he destroyed them and any other set of Dragon Balls in existence. This has resulted in multiple different timelines coming into being, [[WithUsOrAgainstUs the genocide of the gods (because they would oppose him)]], and the slow demise of the mortal races. Zamasu is apparently taking his time with executing the mortals because he feels that the pain and fear they must suffer through his attacks is [[KnightTemplar "justice"]]. It got so bad that Beerus intervened and killed one version of Zamasu before he got started and saved the present version of Gowasu. But as in most time travel stories, it didn't change the alternate future where Zamasu ran roughshod over creation. Towards the end of the Future Trunks arc this takes place in, Gowasu investigates and sees for himself the carnage his former apprentice has committed. [[MadGod As Zamazu rants about his justice using barely coherent logic]] and his body [[BodyHorror melting from Goku's attacks]], Gowasu states that [[SanitySlippage Zamasu has become unstable]].]]

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** [[GodIsEvil Zamasu]], the renegade Kai from Universe 10. Zamasu sees mortal life as a mistake, and [[TheGodsMustBeLazy both the Kais and Gods of Destruction lazy]] for not doing something about the mortals. For awhile, it was simply mere rhetoric and musings. Then Zamasu was beaten in a friendly duel by none other than [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Son Goku]]. [[spoiler: Realizing that mortals had the power to rival Gods, Zamasu started down a path he called his [[FinalSolution "Zero Mortals Plan"]]. To this end, [[KlingonPromotion he killed his mentor Gowasu, promoting himself to Supreme Kai of Universe 10]]. He then abused the Time Rings of the Kais to gain any amount of wishes he desired from the Super Dragon Balls AFTER he destroyed them and any other set of Dragon Balls in existence. This has resulted in multiple different timelines coming into being, [[WithUsOrAgainstUs the genocide of the gods (because they would oppose him)]], and the slow demise of the mortal races. Zamasu is apparently taking his time with executing the mortals because he feels that the pain and fear they must suffer through his attacks is [[KnightTemplar "justice"]]. It got so bad that Beerus intervened and killed one version of Zamasu before he got started and saved the present version of Gowasu. But as in most time travel stories, it didn't change the alternate future where Zamasu ran roughshod over creation. Towards the end of the Future Trunks arc this takes place in, Gowasu investigates and sees for himself the carnage his former apprentice has committed. [[MadGod As Zamazu Zamasu rants about his justice using barely coherent logic]] and his body [[BodyHorror melting from Goku's attacks]], Gowasu states that [[SanitySlippage Zamasu has become unstable]].]]


** Cell planned on becoming one of these after the Cell Games. Once he was finished having his fun on Earth, he planned to destroy it, then travel to other planets and repeat the process. But he was killed before he could get started. His motive was that as the UltimateLifeform, his true purpose was to cause the end of all life.

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** Cell planned on becoming one of these after the Cell Games. Once he was finished having his fun on Earth, he planned to destroy it, then travel to other planets and repeat the process. But he was killed before he could get started. His motive was that as the UltimateLifeform, UltimateLifeForm, his true purpose was to cause the end of all life.

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* The [[AbsoluteXenophobe Highbreed]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''. They believe themselves to be higher than all other life forms as well as the first race to achieve sapience (despite having no proof), and after they rendered themselves sterile through [[InbredAndEvil generations of inbreeding]] they couldn't stand the thought of being outlived by the other races. As a result, they decided to [[TakingYouWithMe take everyone else in the universe with them]] until Ben intervened.


** In the novel canon, ''all'' Mazoku are [[NietzscheWannabe nihilistic]] Omnicidal Maniacs; in the anime this is most visible with Hellmaster Fibrizo:

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** In the novel canon, ''all'' Mazoku are [[NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]] Omnicidal Maniacs; in the anime this is most visible with Hellmaster Fibrizo:



* The [[NietzscheWannabe Mad Angel Apolyon]] from the Chaos!Multiverse stole secret knowledge from God and uncovered the truth that [[GoMadFromTheRevelation nothing really matters]]. Lucifer fearing this truth imprisoned and [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured]] Apolyon for a thousand years. After he was released God confided in him that for Heaven to exist, there must be a Hell. Apolyon betrays God and wants to destroy all of creation beginning with Hell. Without its counterpart, Heaven will fall and in turn so will God. In the end as Apolyon said, there will be nothing!

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* The [[NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist Mad Angel Apolyon]] from the Chaos!Multiverse stole secret knowledge from God and uncovered the truth that [[GoMadFromTheRevelation nothing really matters]]. Lucifer fearing this truth imprisoned and [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured]] Apolyon for a thousand years. After he was released God confided in him that for Heaven to exist, there must be a Hell. Apolyon betrays God and wants to destroy all of creation beginning with Hell. Without its counterpart, Heaven will fall and in turn so will God. In the end as Apolyon said, there will be nothing!


* In ''Disney/MilosReturn'', a ''non-malicious'' example is poor, insane, all-powerful Erik Hellstrom. Not only does he [[NapoleonDelusion think he's]][[AGodAmI Odin]], he thinks it's his divine duty to [[ApocalypseHow bring about Ragnarok]]. And he comes ''damn close'' to succeeding, at that!

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* In ''Disney/MilosReturn'', ''Disney/AtlantisMilosReturn'', a ''non-malicious'' example is poor, insane, all-powerful Erik Hellstrom. Not only does he [[NapoleonDelusion think he's]][[AGodAmI Odin]], he thinks it's his divine duty to [[ApocalypseHow bring about Ragnarok]]. And he comes ''damn close'' to succeeding, at that!

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* In ''Disney/MilosReturn'', a ''non-malicious'' example is poor, insane, all-powerful Erik Hellstrom. Not only does he [[NapoleonDelusion think he's]][[AGodAmI Odin]], he thinks it's his divine duty to [[ApocalypseHow bring about Ragnarok]]. And he comes ''damn close'' to succeeding, at that!


* Implied to be the case with the lich tyrant the Horned King from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''. His goal: raise an undead army to conquer and enslave the world. He sacrifices his living servants to the Cauldron Born and triumphantly boasts that "our" time has finally come when he raises them, meaning he wants to rule as a god-king over the dead.

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* Implied to be the case with the lich tyrant the Horned King from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''. His goal: raise an undead army to conquer and enslave the world. He sacrifices his living servants to the Cauldron Born and triumphantly boasts that "our" time has finally come when he raises them, meaning he wants to rule as a god-king over the dead.dead (specifically that every living being will be reduced to a mindless corpse automaton leaving him as the only intelligent life-form in a giant graveyard).



* Morgoth of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is called "the Dark Enemy of the World" for a reason - his ultimate goal is simply to destroy the Earth, reducing it to the original primordial void. That this was an impossible task is what drove him onward. He could have reduced all of middle earth to dust and would still have been driven mad with rage at being unable to ''destroy the dust'' itself. All because Morgoth didn't and couldn't create the world for himself. This mad scheme is in contrast to his apprentice Sauron (later the BigBad of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') whose original motivation was to impose order and structure upon what he saw as a chaotic and disordered world.

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* Morgoth of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is called "the Dark Enemy of the World" for a reason - his ultimate goal is simply to destroy the Earth, reducing it to the original primordial void. That this was an impossible task is what drove him onward. He could have reduced all of middle earth to dust and would still have been driven mad with rage at being unable to ''destroy the dust'' itself. All because Morgoth didn't and couldn't create the world for himself. This mad scheme is in contrast to his apprentice Sauron (later the BigBad of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') whose original motivation was to impose order and structure upon what he saw as a chaotic and disordered world. Even he however becomes determined to condemn to oblivion whoever and whatever won't be bend to his will and only the fact that his goals are more possible than his master's prevents him from becoming as omnicidal.

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