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* In the ''Literature/ChaosGods'' series, Rising Chaos intends to destroy everything -- all humans, all demons, the Four Realms themselves, and even his fellow gods. His goal is a completely empty, eternally unchanging world where nothing exists but himself.


* ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' has Not Important, who wants to go on a genocide crusade, as humans are all maggots feeding on the corpse of the world.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' has Not Important, the Antagonist, who wants to go on a genocide crusade, as humans are all maggots feeding on the corpse of the world.


* The Cylon Cavil in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is practically one of these. He's tried to kill off all of humanity (with an over 99.9% success rate) and most of his own race (five out of eight models, [[CainAndAbel succeeding with at least one of them]]).

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* The Cylon Cavil [[BigBad Cavil]] in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is practically one of these. He's tried to kill off all of humanity by destroying Twelve Colonies (with an over 99.9% success rate) and most of his own race (five out of eight models, [[CainAndAbel succeeding with at least one of them]]).


* In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl / Platinum'', [[BigBad Team Galactic Boss Cyrus]] wants to use the time-and-space bending powers of [[OlympusMons Dialga and Palkia]] to destroy the current world and build a new one [[AGodAmI in his image]].
** "In his image" here means "without any emotion whatsoever". [[FridgeLogic All things considered, such a world would be effectively destroyed.]] After all, without emotion, who would ''care'' enough about the world to successfully maintain it?
*** Emotion and Willpower are two different things, and [=DPPt=] establishes this as well. One would assume that his prospective population would simply see it as a duty without attachment.
* [[spoiler: Darkrai]] from the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games.
* And while we're on the subject of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', [[spoiler: Lysandre]] in X and Y. [[spoiler: His plan is to ensure enough resources for all people on Earth...by killing all Pokemon and most humans.]]

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In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl / Platinum'', [[BigBad Team Galactic Boss Cyrus]] wants to use the time-and-space bending powers of [[OlympusMons Dialga and Palkia]] to destroy the current world universe and build a new one [[AGodAmI in his image]].
** "In his image" here means "without
image]], i.e. [[WorldOfSilence without any emotion whatsoever". [[FridgeLogic All things considered, such a world would be effectively destroyed.]] After all, without emotion, who would ''care'' enough about the world to successfully maintain it?
*** Emotion and Willpower are two different things, and [=DPPt=] establishes this as well. One would assume that his prospective population would simply see it as a duty without attachment.
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whatsoever]].
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[[spoiler: Darkrai]] from the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games.
* And while we're on the subject of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', [[spoiler: ** [[BigBad Team Flare Boss Lysandre]] in X and Y. [[spoiler: His plan is to ensure enough resources for all people on Earth...by killing all most Pokemon and most humans.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Ragnarok and Roll" had one guy who wanted to destroy the world because he felt it was a bad place. For that, he summoned a magical ArtifactOfDoom - using [[Literature/LordOfTheRings The Ring Inscription]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Ragnarok and Roll" had one guy who wanted to destroy the world because he felt it was a bad place. For that, he summoned a magical ArtifactOfDoom - using [[Literature/LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Ring Inscription]].

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* Lord Drakkon of ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersShatteredGrid'' descends into this. [[spoiler:After murdering the main universe Tommy Oliver and causing the Ranger timeline to shatter into multiple universes, he proceeds to go on a rampage through the universes in order to gain enough power to hop into the realm of the Morphin Masters, steal one of their hearts and obliterate the multiverse to rebuild it in his image.]]

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* Music/GloryHammer: In the ''Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards'' album [[EvilSorcerer Zargothrax]] ''[[AmbiguousSituation might]]'' be one of these. Maybe. [[spoiler: The final song reveals that Zargothrax plans to unleash the [[EldritchAbomination Old God Kor-Viliath of the 18th Hell dimension]], an entity who explicitly wishes to destroy all life in the universe. However Zargothrax's own dialogue implies that he's more interested in [[SorcerousOverlord ruling the galaxy]] then destroying it. Either way [[TheHero McFife]] manages to stop Kor-Viliath by destroying the portal it was coming through though, the earth was caught in the resulting explosion. Effectively McFife [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed the humans on earth and the capital of his own empire]] in order to save the life in the rest of the galaxy.]]

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* The Witches from ''Webcomic/TheWitchsThrone''. Once they awaken their arcane magic powers, their sole goal is to exterminate all living things.


* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ruin]], BigBad of Creator/BrandonSanderson's [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy Mistborn trilogy]]. It was one of the two primal gods (its counterpart was Preservation), who combined their powers to create the world- something to which Ruin agreed only on the condition that it would get to destroy said world someday. To be fair, one can't really hold this against Ruin, as it's the literal god of destruction and is just doing its job, but still the thing seems incapable of recognizing that unchecked destruction is ''bad'' (or maybe it does recognize it, but because of what it is it is incapable of caring).

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ruin]], BigBad of Creator/BrandonSanderson's [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy Mistborn trilogy]]. It was one of the two primal gods (its counterpart was Preservation), who combined their powers to create the world- something to which Ruin agreed only on the condition that it would get to destroy said world someday. To be fair, one can't really hold this against Ruin, as it's the literal god of destruction and is just doing its job, but still sees this destruction as something between a natural conclusion, mercy kill, and a necessary thing for change. Still the thing seems is incapable of recognizing that unchecked destruction is ''bad'' (or maybe it does recognize it, but because of what it is it is incapable of caring).for the things being destroyed.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has plenty of these, with the trope perfected in Sutekh from "Pyramids of Mars", who wants to destroy all life in the universe.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has plenty of these, with the trope perfected in Sutekh from "Pyramids of Mars", who wants to destroy all life in the universe.universe, for fear that a lifeform might evolve that would one day be powerful enough to challenge him.

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** While AlternateCharacterInterpretation abounds with [[spoiler:[[HumanoidAbomination the Fallen Child/Chara]]]] and how much of an example of this they really are, the most straightforward interpretation is that they are a very played-straight example: Should you finish [[spoiler:a No Mercy/Genocide Route,]] you come face to face with [[spoiler: Chara, who is revived through the player's own Omnicidal Maniac actions, seems to be someone/some''thing'' Frisk transforms into upon completing the run, and whose appearance spells the end of what's left of the ''Undertale'' universe. Regardless if the player agrees to their proposition to destroy the rest of the world or not, Chara does so, and upon restarting the game, there is nothing left but empty blackness and a howling wind. Chara also has the ability to bring ''back'' the world as well, but will only do so [[DealWithTheDevil if you hand over Frisk's SOUL]], and the GoldenEnding is permanently derailed in a way that heavily suggests that they steal Frisk's body [[ShootTheShaggyDog and destroy the world anyway]].]]


* In ''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/AtlantisMilosReturn'', a ''non-malicious'' example is poor, insane, all-powerful Erik Hellstrom. Not only does he [[NapoleonDelusion think he's]][[AGodAmI 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!


* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'': The [[LivingShadow King of Shadows]]. He was initially created by an [[AbusivePrecursors ancient empire]] to protect it from evil forces. There are a series of flukes that turns him evil after the people that made him died off. With nothing left to protect, The King of Shadows goes berserk and decides that the entirety of the ForgottenRealms is responsible for the empire's collapse. He naturally comes to the conclusion that the whole world needs to be destroyed in retaliation.

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'': The [[LivingShadow King of Shadows]]. He was initially created by an [[AbusivePrecursors ancient empire]] to protect it from evil forces. There are a series of flukes that turns him evil after the people that made him died off. With nothing left to protect, The King of Shadows goes berserk and decides that the entirety of the ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms is responsible for the empire's collapse. He naturally comes to the conclusion that the whole world needs to be destroyed in retaliation.


** ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'': Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime

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** ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'': Alexander Luthor and Superboy-PrimeSuperboy-Prime, who both want to create their own version of the "perfect Earth" and don't care how many different versions of Earth from other realities they need to use as raw material.


* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', [[spoiler:the villain attempts to wipe out all of fiction.]]

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* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', [[spoiler:the the villain attempts to wipe out all of fiction.]]

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