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* The ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games usually have Dr. Eggman trying to take over the world in some way or another.
** And by ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', [[TheBadGuyWins he actually]] ''[[TheBadGuyWins accomplishes]]'' [[TheBadGuyWins this goal]]!

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The ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games usually have Dr. Eggman trying to take over the world in some way or another. \n** And by ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', [[TheBadGuyWins he actually]] ''[[TheBadGuyWins accomplishes]]'' [[TheBadGuyWins this goal]]!


* On the opposite side of the (old) world from Alexander, [[UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi some other guy]] did take over the whole known-world to his people. His empire also did not last, ultimately because the penalty for lateness (death) was the same as the penalty for mutiny (death). When combined with a disregard for realistic timetabling, this ultimately led to an entire Army deciding that it might as well rebel and ''risk'' death than obey and die.
* Culturally, most Chinese cultures ultimately held that their nations were the ''only'' civilised nations on the planet. Ergo, to conquer the Chinese nations and [[ImperialChina rule a unified Empire of China]] was effectively to rule the (civilised) world. In three thousand years of history, no less than half a dozen nations managed to do this. After several non-consecutive centuries of political unity and cultural chauvinism, about four hundred years ago there became a serious case for asserting the pan-Chinese national identity as a valid one in itself.

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* On the opposite side of the (old) world from Alexander, [[UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi some other guy]] did take over the whole known-world to his people. His empire also did not last, ultimately because the penalty for lateness (death) was the same as the penalty for mutiny (death). When combined with a disregard for realistic timetabling, this ultimately led to an entire Army deciding that it might as well rebel and ''risk'' death than obey and die. \n* Culturally, most Chinese cultures ultimately held that their nations were the ''only'' civilised nations on the planet. Ergo, to conquer the Chinese nations and [[ImperialChina rule a unified Empire of China]] was effectively to rule the (civilised) world. In three thousand years of history, no less than half a dozen nations managed to do this. After several non-consecutive centuries of political unity and cultural chauvinism, about four hundred years ago there became a serious case for asserting the pan-Chinese national identity as a valid one in itself.


* The Horned King in ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' plans to raise an undead army, kill all who stand in his way, and rule over whatever is left.

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* The Horned King in ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' plans to raise an undead army, kill all who stand in his way, and rule over whatever is left.



** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]], by the time Sora reaches [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]], Jafar has already conquered all of Saudi Arabia, and is actively seeking both the Keyhole (to kill everyone and send the world into the Realm of Darkness) and Jasmine (because she's 1/7th of a LivingMacGuffin to bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt).

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** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]], by the time Sora reaches [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]], Jafar has already conquered all of Saudi Arabia, and is actively seeking both the Keyhole (to kill everyone and send the world into the Realm of Darkness) and Jasmine (because she's 1/7th of a LivingMacGuffin to bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt).


* ''ComicBook/AngelCatbird'': Dr. Muroid's plan for this involves using the genetic formula Strig Feleedus has been developing to turn his army of rats into [[RatMan rat people]]. From there, his rat people will [[spoiler:infiltrate the governments and societies of the world at every level. Once he has enough power, he'll orchestrate the worldwide massacre of cat people]].

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* ''ComicBook/AngelCatbird'': Dr. Muroid's plan for this involves using the genetic formula Strig Feleedus has been developing to turn his army of rats into [[RatMan [[RatMen rat people]]. From there, his rat people will [[spoiler:infiltrate the governments and societies of the world at every level. Once he has enough power, he'll orchestrate the worldwide massacre of cat people]].


-->'''Dr. Druid:''' And once you have conquered the people of Earth, what then?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I will rule them, Dr. Druid.
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' To rule means to dictate. What will you tell your billions of subjects to do?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I... I had not yet considered that.

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-->'''Dr. Druid:''' And once you have conquered the people of Earth, what then?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:'''
then?\\
'''Super-Adaptoid:'''
I will rule them, Dr. Druid.
-->'''Dr.
Druid.\\
'''Dr.
Druid:''' To rule means to dictate. What will you tell your billions of subjects to do?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:'''
do?\\
'''Super-Adaptoid:'''
I... I had not yet considered that.



* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force. And when that fails, she decides on a more direct approach, having the Walkers gather the soul energy needed to make her strong enough to escape her imprisonment and conquer the world directly [[spoiler: by pulling it into the Netherworld with her]].

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* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', ''Fanfic/AgesOfShadow'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force. And when that fails, she decides on a more direct approach, having the Walkers gather the soul energy needed to make her strong enough to escape her imprisonment and conquer the world directly [[spoiler: by pulling it into the Netherworld with her]].



* Discussed by [[TeenGenius Mercury]] and [[TokenEvilTeamMate Jadite]] in ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi''. Due to the tremendous forces arrayed against Ami, both the [[GodOfEvil Dark Gods]] and their followers, and the [[BigGood Light Gods]] and ''their'' followers; it is speculated that if she ever wants to get home, Ami is going to have to do this.

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* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Discussed by [[TeenGenius Mercury]] and [[TokenEvilTeamMate Jadite]] in ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi''. Jadeite]]. Due to the tremendous forces arrayed against Ami, both the [[GodOfEvil Dark Gods]] and their followers, and the [[BigGood [[GodOfGood Light Gods]] and ''their'' followers; it is speculated that if she ever wants to get home, Ami is going to have to do this.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', the main villain Pharaoh reveals the secret to his TakeOverTheWorld plan to his Second-In Command, [[spoiler: he only considers it a side project to his main goal]], this causing him to start LaughingMad.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction's [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-first chapter]], ''Fanfic/AcademyHeroHighSphinxAcademy'', the main villain Pharaoh reveals the secret to his TakeOverTheWorld this plan to his Second-In Command, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he only considers it a side project to his main goal]], this causing him to start LaughingMad.



* In the final story of the ''FanFic/MyHostageNotYours'' series, Gaz convinces Zim to get off his ass and finally conquer the world. [[spoiler: And they do, well before the story is over.]]

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* In the final story of the ''FanFic/MyHostageNotYours'' ''Fanfic/MyHostageNotYours'' series, Gaz convinces Zim to get off his ass and finally conquer the world. [[spoiler: And they do, well before the story is over.]]



-->''And I want to conquer the world, / Give all the idiots a brand new religion,''
-->''Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil, / [[HypocriticalHumor Promote equality in all my decisions]]''
-->''With a quick wink of the eye / And a "God you must be joking!"''

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-->''And I want to conquer the world, / Give all the idiots a brand new religion,''
-->''Put
religion,''\\
''Put
an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil, / [[HypocriticalHumor Promote equality in all my decisions]]''
-->''With
decisions]]''\\
''With
a quick wink of the eye / And a "God you must be joking!"''


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* ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'': Howser, the titular king's advisor, says that his plan for the kingdom is "World Domination!"


* In the ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' series, the Illuminati plan to do this with by gaining control over an advance A.I. to control everything.

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* In the ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' series, the Illuminati plan to do this with by gaining control over an advance A.I. to control everything. Interestingly enough, [[spoiler: you can do the same in two of the endings by either joining the Illuminati or merging with the said AI]].


* The Spanish colonial empire is the TropeMaker of the empire where "the Sun never set". At its height, Spain ruled Americas, Portugal, Flanders, the south of Italy, the Philippines and controlled the Mediterranean Sea. Its colonial empire only began to fall apart at the beginning of the 19th century, when Simon Bolivar came along.

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* The Spanish colonial empire is the TropeMaker of the empire where "the Sun never set". At its height, Spain ruled Americas, Portugal, Flanders, the south of Italy, the Philippines and controlled the Mediterranean Sea. Its colonial empire only began to fall apart at the beginning of the 19th century, when Simon Bolivar people like UsefulNotes/SimonBolivar and José de San Martin came along.


* Historically and culturally, Russia in all its myriad forms (Imperial Russia, the USSR, modern Russia) has been characterised as being bent upon World Domination. While Imperial Russia certainly tended to be ''expansionist'', this was actually driven by fears of Russian weakness and the strength of the outside world - 'defensive Imperialism' - and not thirst for glory or power, let alone designs upon World Conquest.
** When your founding father [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Vladimir Lenin]] repeatedly states his eagerness for what he calls the "Worldwide Conflagration", and tries to put it into action in various stages, it is a fair bet you are aiming for this. In fact, the original idea for the generically-named Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was that it would be a world government in which each nation-state was a Soviet Socialist Republic of that union. In theory, of course, the aim was "global liberation" rather than "global domination"... this would all be checked by the rise of Stalin, who believed that "Socialism in One Country" was more realistic and necessary to allay Capitalist fears.
** Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc (read: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring crushing]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956 independence movements]]). Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan allegedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.


** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' makes Rita's motivations clear the moment her [[strike:can]] [[SealedEvilInACan space dumpster is unsealed]]. ''"After 10,000 years I'm free! '''It's time to conquer Earth!'''"'' Same goes for the motivation of every other PowerRangers villain ''ever''.[[note]] Its even the goal of villains that already rule entire galaxies, sometimes ''several galaxies''. Earth is just that special, possibly because nobody has taken it over yet.[[/note]]

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** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' makes Rita's motivations clear the moment her [[strike:can]] [[SealedEvilInACan space dumpster is unsealed]]. ''"After 10,000 years I'm free! '''It's time to conquer Earth!'''"'' Same goes for the motivation of every other PowerRangers ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' villain ''ever''.[[note]] Its even the goal of villains that already rule entire galaxies, sometimes ''several galaxies''. Earth is just that special, possibly because nobody has taken it over yet.[[/note]]


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* Played straight in Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/{{Empire}}'' limited comic series. The supervillain mastermind Golgoth actually conquers the world. All opposition is crushed, all superheroes are defeated, and Golgoth is still victorious at the end of the tale. Needless to say, it's a VERY dark story. However, Golgoth finds that ruling the world is not exactly easy, either.

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* Played straight From ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers AVENGERS]]'' #290, in Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/{{Empire}}'' limited comic series. The supervillain mastermind Golgoth actually conquers one of his few impressive moments Dr. Druid points out to the world. All opposition is crushed, all superheroes are defeated, and Golgoth is still victorious at Super-Adaptoid the end importance of thinking things through:
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' And once you have conquered
the tale. Needless people of Earth, what then?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I will rule them, Dr. Druid.
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' To rule means
to say, it's a VERY dark story. However, Golgoth finds that ruling the world is dictate. What will you tell your billions of subjects to do?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I... I had
not exactly easy, either.yet considered that.



* From ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers AVENGERS]]'' #290, in one of his few impressive moments Dr. Druid points out to the Super-Adaptoid the importance of thinking things through:
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' And once you have conquered the people of Earth, what then?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I will rule them, Dr. Druid.
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' To rule means to dictate. What will you tell your billions of subjects to do?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I... I had not yet considered that.
* "Rule the world" is the key phrase that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''.

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* From ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers AVENGERS]]'' #290, Played straight in one of his few impressive moments Dr. Druid points out to Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/{{Empire}}'' limited comic series. The supervillain mastermind Golgoth actually conquers the Super-Adaptoid world. All opposition is crushed, all superheroes are defeated, and Golgoth is still victorious at the importance end of thinking things through:
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' And once you have conquered
the people of Earth, what then?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I will rule them, Dr. Druid.
-->'''Dr. Druid:''' To rule means
tale. Needless to dictate. What will you tell your billions of subjects to do?
-->'''Super-Adaptoid:''' I... I had not yet considered that.
* "Rule the world" is the key phrase
say, it's a VERY dark story. However, Golgoth finds that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between ruling the good guys and the bad guys in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''.world is not exactly easy, either.



* "Rule the world" is the key phrase that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''.



* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force. And when that fails, she decides on a more direct approach, having the Walkers gather the soul energy needed to make her strong enough to escape her imprisonment and conquer the world directly [[spoiler: by pulling it into the Netherworld with her]].
* [[http://alwayshavingjuice.tumblr.com/post/24697209891/strangely-the-thing-i-find-the-strangest-in-that Subverted and discussed]] by the Calamitous Zone's Dr. Eggman(!) in ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice''.



* The ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan''/''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' crossover [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11861274/1/Be-Careful-What-You-Wish-For Be Careful What You Wish For]] deconstructs this trope. In it, Wily uses Lotos the Genie to take over the world instantly. He then finds that running the world means micromanaging each and every problem from all the world's governments for hours on end and his ZeroPercentApprovalRating means all the leaders under him and Mega Man are chomping at the bit for him to make even the smallest violation of the world's surrender treaty so they can drop the loyalty act and go for his head.
* Xander and Willow in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286952/37/And-Yet-Again-Still-Even-More-Fragments The Beginning of the End]]'' reveal that for over a decade they've been plotting to TakeOverTheWorld, not because they want to rule, but because they think the world would be a better place united under a pair of just rulers.
* This is the ultimate goal of [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[StupidEvil Brainstorm]] in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.



* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[AntiHero Shinji]] often mentions in passing that he plots to conquer the world after the Angel War. His motivation for it varies depending on the time: he is ambitious just like that, he doesn't want anything hurt him and Asuka again, or in revenge for Asuka, Rei and Misato's getting hurt. Whatever the case may be, for the end of the story [[spoiler:he's become the God-King of humanity and [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]] and [[StacysMom Misato]] are his three Queens ruling alongside him.]]
* [[http://alwayshavingjuice.tumblr.com/post/24697209891/strangely-the-thing-i-find-the-strangest-in-that Subverted and discussed]] by the Calamitous Zone's Dr. Eggman(!) in ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice''.
* This is the ultimate goal of [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[StupidEvil Brainstorm]] in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.

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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[AntiHero Shinji]] often mentions The second arc of ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'' sees Darkseid put in passing that he plots to conquer the world after the Angel War. His motivation motion his plan for it varies depending on the time: he is ambitious just like that, he doesn't want anything hurt him and Asuka again, or in revenge for Asuka, Rei and Misato's getting hurt. Whatever the case may be, for the end universal domination. He comes real close to succeed because of the story [[spoiler:he's become Anti-Life Equation, but he is stopped by an army of heroes.
* In
the God-King of humanity and [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]] and [[StacysMom Misato]] are ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', the main villain Pharaoh reveals the secret to his three Queens ruling alongside him.]]
* [[http://alwayshavingjuice.tumblr.com/post/24697209891/strangely-the-thing-i-find-the-strangest-in-that Subverted and discussed]] by the Calamitous Zone's Dr. Eggman(!) in ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice''.
* This is the ultimate goal of [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[StupidEvil Brainstorm]] in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.
TakeOverTheWorld plan to his Second-In Command, [[spoiler: he only considers it a side project to his main goal]], this causing him to start LaughingMad.



* Subverted in ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni''. The Enforcers assume, due to their experience with past {{Big Bad}}s, that this is [[VillainProtagonist Queen Jade's]] ultimate goal. However, Jade knows that [[TaughtByExperience aiming for a goal that large is what led to said past Big Bads being defeated]], and as such is more small-scale -- she merely wants enough power to ensure she's never defeated, in order to maintain the comfortable and hedonistic life style she's created for herself.
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': One thing that the BigBadEnsemble has in common is that they all want to rule the world.
* ''FanFic/OjamajoDoremiRiseOfTheShadows'': This is the goal of Black Queen. However, she doesn't just want to rule the world; she wants to destroy all Light Beings so her kind, the Shadows, can rule all worlds.



* ''FanFic/OjamajoDoremiRiseOfTheShadows'': This is the goal of Black Queen. However, she doesn't just want to rule the world; she wants to destroy all Light Beings so her kind, the Shadows, can rule all worlds.
* This is obviously the goal of several criminal organizations in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', like Team Rocket and Cipher who do so through capturing rare and powerful Pokémon. There's also the (still unnamed) organization lead by the [[SuperSupremacist Bloodline King]], who seeks to rule the world by amassing an army of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals Bloodliners]] to wipe out normal humans and Pokémon for considering them inferior. His son, the Bloodline Prince, also has this goal, [[ALighterShadeOfBlack albeit only intending to wipe out normal humans and leave Pokémon alone]].
* Subverted in ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni''. The Enforcers assume, due to their experience with past {{Big Bad}}s, that this is [[VillainProtagonist Queen Jade's]] ultimate goal. However, Jade knows that [[TaughtByExperience aiming for a goal that large is what led to said past Big Bads being defeated]], and as such is more small-scale -- she merely wants enough power to ensure she's never defeated, in order to maintain the comfortable and hedonistic life style she's created for herself.
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': One thing that the BigBadEnsemble has in common is that they all want to rule the world.



* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but that just led to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force. And when that fails, she decides on a more direct approach, having the Walkers gather the soul energy needed to make her strong enough to escape her imprisonment and conquer the world directly [[spoiler: by pulling it into the Netherworld with her]].
* Xander and Willow in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286952/37/And-Yet-Again-Still-Even-More-Fragments The Beginning of the End]]'' reveal that for over a decade they've been plotting to TakeOverTheWorld, not because they want to rule, but because they think the world would be a better place united under a pair of just rulers.
* This is obviously the goal of several criminal organizations in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', like Team Rocket and Cipher who do so through capturing rare and powerful Pokémon. There's also the (still unnamed) organization lead by the [[SuperSupremacist Bloodline King]], who seeks to rule the world by amassing an army of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals Bloodliners]] to wipe out normal humans and Pokémon for considering them inferior. His son, the Bloodline Prince, also has this goal, [[ALighterShadeOfBlack albeit only intending to wipe out normal humans and leave Pokémon alone]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', the main villain Pharaoh reveals the secret to his TakeOverTheWorld plan to his Second-In Command, [[spoiler: he only considers it a side project to his main goal]], this causing him to start LaughingMad.
* The second arc of ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'' sees Darkseid put in motion his plan for universal domination. He comes real close to succeed because of the Anti-Life Equation, but he is stopped by an army of heroes.

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* In the backstory of ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', [[FallenHero Jade]] tried to do this with her newfound power, but ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[AntiHero Shinji]] often mentions in passing that just led he plots to her being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]. Once reestablishing contact with Earth (well, an AlternateUniverse version, anyway), she tries to do this the old fashioned way via her [[ReligionOfEvil Shadow Walkers]] conquering lands by force. And when that fails, she decides on a more direct approach, having the Walkers gather the soul energy needed to make her strong enough to escape her imprisonment and conquer the world directly [[spoiler: by pulling it into after the Netherworld with her]].
* Xander
Angel War. His motivation for it varies depending on the time: he is ambitious just like that, he doesn't want anything hurt him and Willow Asuka again, or in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286952/37/And-Yet-Again-Still-Even-More-Fragments The Beginning revenge for Asuka, Rei and Misato's getting hurt. Whatever the case may be, for the end of the End]]'' reveal that for over a decade they've been plotting to TakeOverTheWorld, not because they want to rule, but because they think story [[spoiler:he's become the world would be a better place united under a pair God-King of just rulers.
* This is obviously the goal of several criminal organizations in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', like Team Rocket
humanity and Cipher who do so through capturing rare [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]] and powerful Pokémon. There's also the (still unnamed) organization lead by the [[SuperSupremacist Bloodline King]], who seeks to rule the world by amassing an army of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals Bloodliners]] to wipe out normal humans and Pokémon for considering them inferior. His son, the Bloodline Prince, also has this goal, [[ALighterShadeOfBlack albeit only intending to wipe out normal humans and leave Pokémon alone]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', the main villain Pharaoh reveals the secret to
[[StacysMom Misato]] are his TakeOverTheWorld plan to his Second-In Command, [[spoiler: he only considers it a side project to his main goal]], this causing him to start LaughingMad.
* The second arc of ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'' sees Darkseid put in motion his plan for universal domination. He comes real close to succeed because of the Anti-Life Equation, but he is stopped by an army of heroes.
three Queens ruling alongside him.]]

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** Russia, of course, [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} did not get that memo]].


* The US for many people critical of what they call "American imperialism" is trying this or already did it. Although the criticism (even internal) is harsher against the hawks and neo-Cons. Of course many Americans would dispute that and would say that influence and domination are two different things and that actually controlling other regions and apoint their rulers as in the traditional definition of empire is different from having an incredible amount of political, economic and even cultural influence, but obviously the whole thing is under debate. The claims of American world domination are common in both far-left and far-right rethoric as among Islamic and Christian fundamentalists (notice that Christian fundamentalists outside the US tend to see this influence in a negative light as they generally associate the US with liberal and secular causes), however in some regions these claims can be part even from the moderates of both left and right, particularly in those areas with a rooted anti-American sentiment.

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* The US for many people critical of what they call "American imperialism" is trying this or already did it. Although the criticism (even internal) is harsher against the hawks and neo-Cons. Of course many Americans would dispute that and would say that influence and domination are two different things and that actually controlling other regions and apoint their rulers as in the traditional definition of empire is different from having an incredible amount of political, economic and even cultural influence, but obviously the whole thing is under debate. The claims of American world domination are common in both far-left and far-right rethoric as among Islamic and Christian fundamentalists (notice that Christian fundamentalists outside the US tend to see this influence in a negative light as they generally associate the US with liberal and secular causes), however in some regions these claims can be part of the discourse of even from the moderates of both left and right, particularly in those areas with a rooted anti-American sentiment.


* The US for many people critical of what they call "American imperialism" is tryiny this or already did it. Although the criticism (even internal) is harsher against the hawks and neo-Cons. Of course many Americans would dispute that and would say that influence and domination are two different things and that actually controlling other regions and apoint their rulers as in the traditional definition of empire is different from having an incredible amount of political, economic and even cultural influence, but obviously the whole thing is under debate. The claims of American world domination are common in both far-left and far-right rethoric as among Islamic and Christian fundamentalists (notice that Christian fundamentalists outside the US tend to see this influence in a negative light as they generally associate the US with liberal and secular causes), however in some regions these claims can be part even from the moderates of both left and right, particularly in those areas with a rooted anti-American sentiment.

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* The US for many people critical of what they call "American imperialism" is tryiny trying this or already did it. Although the criticism (even internal) is harsher against the hawks and neo-Cons. Of course many Americans would dispute that and would say that influence and domination are two different things and that actually controlling other regions and apoint their rulers as in the traditional definition of empire is different from having an incredible amount of political, economic and even cultural influence, but obviously the whole thing is under debate. The claims of American world domination are common in both far-left and far-right rethoric as among Islamic and Christian fundamentalists (notice that Christian fundamentalists outside the US tend to see this influence in a negative light as they generally associate the US with liberal and secular causes), however in some regions these claims can be part even from the moderates of both left and right, particularly in those areas with a rooted anti-American sentiment.


* When your founding father [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Vladimir Lenin]] repeatedly states his eagerness for what he calls the "Worldwide Conflagration", and tries to put it into action in various stages, it is a fair bet you are aiming for this. In fact, the original idea for the generically-named Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was that it would be a world government in which each nation-state was a Soviet Socialist Republic of that union. In theory, of course, the aim was "global liberation" rather than "global domination"... this would all be checked by the rise of Stalin, who believed that "Socialism in One Country" was more realistic and necessary to allay Capitalist fears.
* Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc (read: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring crushing]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956 independence movements]]). Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan allegedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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* ** When your founding father [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Vladimir Lenin]] repeatedly states his eagerness for what he calls the "Worldwide Conflagration", and tries to put it into action in various stages, it is a fair bet you are aiming for this. In fact, the original idea for the generically-named Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was that it would be a world government in which each nation-state was a Soviet Socialist Republic of that union. In theory, of course, the aim was "global liberation" rather than "global domination"... this would all be checked by the rise of Stalin, who believed that "Socialism in One Country" was more realistic and necessary to allay Capitalist fears.
* ** Do note that the Soviet Union after Lenin ''is not'' an example because it expected that eventually, the rest of the world would liberate itself from the shackles of Capitalism - and that when it did, the Soviet Union's role would be to help the proletariat in its struggle, not act as their overlord or conqueror. Although it integrated most Russian-speaking territories into its own Republics during World War Two the Soviet Union conceded the nominal independence of others whilst also safeguarding against any defections to the Capitalist bloc (read: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring crushing]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956 independence movements]]). Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union attempted neither to expand its territory nor extend its political domination--[[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan allegedly]]--though it did play a very active role in "supporting" anti-Imperial liberation movements throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.


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* The US for many people critical of what they call "American imperialism" is tryiny this or already did it. Although the criticism (even internal) is harsher against the hawks and neo-Cons. Of course many Americans would dispute that and would say that influence and domination are two different things and that actually controlling other regions and apoint their rulers as in the traditional definition of empire is different from having an incredible amount of political, economic and even cultural influence, but obviously the whole thing is under debate. The claims of American world domination are common in both far-left and far-right rethoric as among Islamic and Christian fundamentalists (notice that Christian fundamentalists outside the US tend to see this influence in a negative light as they generally associate the US with liberal and secular causes), however in some regions these claims can be part even from the moderates of both left and right, particularly in those areas with a rooted anti-American sentiment.

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