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** After a brief period of trying and failing to actually run the planet under his control, Evulz realises [[VictoryIsBoring that he's a better conqueror than a ruler]], and after some minor legal manipulation, abdicates the throne... either to live peacefully on the combined spoils of the entire planet, or to start conquest all over again on a different planet... and/or to destroy all he had wrought ForTheEvulz; whatever it's the most fulfilling to him.

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** After a brief period of trying and failing to actually run the planet under his control, Evulz realises [[VictoryIsBoring that he's a better conqueror than a ruler]], and after some minor legal manipulation, abdicates the throne... either to live peacefully on the combined spoils of the entire planet, or to start conquest all over again on a different planet... and/or to destroy all he had wrought ForTheEvulz; whatever it's is the most fulfilling to him.


** Once you're ruling the world, you literally have to be in charge of '''''everyone''''', and [[BizarreAndImprobableGiraffeHerdingTechniques that's like herding giraffes]]. Seven ''billion'' giraffes, as a matter of fact. You actually have to run things, and make sure it works, and dang, DystopiaIsHard. You will end up snapping or getting crushed under the workload of [[FascistButInefficient trying to dictate everything]].

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** Once you're ruling the world, you literally have to be in charge of '''''everyone''''', and [[BizarreAndImprobableGiraffeHerdingTechniques that's like herding giraffes]].giraffes. Seven ''billion'' giraffes, as a matter of fact. You actually have to run things, and make sure it works, and dang, DystopiaIsHard. You will end up snapping or getting crushed under the workload of [[FascistButInefficient trying to dictate everything]].


* '''Inverted''': Evulz is seeking an heir to his global empire and, as soon as he finds one, he will give up his throne.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Evulz is seeking an heir to his global empire and, as soon as he finds one, he will give up his throne.throne.
** Evulz seeks to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]].


** Or, Evulz is merely a megalomaniac {{narcissist}} who wants to have the world (almost literally) revolve around him and his desires. [[TheCaligula Isn't it good to be king]]?

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** Or, Evulz is merely a megalomaniac {{narcissist}} who wants to have the world to (almost literally) revolve around him and his desires. [[TheCaligula Isn't it good to be king]]?


* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz seems to [[GalacticConqueror rule the universe with an iron fist]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz seems seeks to [[GalacticConqueror rule the universe with an iron fist]].



** Evulz wants to bring about world peace by uniting all of the world's nations under one government.

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** Evulz wants to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans bring about world peace peace]] by [[OneWorldOrder uniting all of the world's nations under one government.government]].



** Or, Evulz is merely a megalomaniac {{narcissist}} who wants to have the world (almost literally) revolve around him and his desires. [[TheCaligula Isn't it good to be king]]?



** Evulz attempts to take over the world and finds out [[EvilerThanThou it's already been taken over by Bob.]]

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** Evulz attempts to take over the world and world, but finds out [[EvilerThanThou it's already been taken over by Bob.]]Bob]].


** Evulz is a kind of MadArtist, and the fact that he can command the creation of the next Sphinx, Mount Rushmore, etc. (and as long as he lives, he'll be interested in his next monument above all), is his most important motivation for wanting the power that he wants.

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** Evulz is a kind of MadArtist, and the fact that he can command the creation of the next Sphinx, Mount Rushmore, etc. , is his most important motivation for wanting the power that he wants (and as long as he lives, he'll be interested in his next monument above all), is his most important motivation for wanting the power that he wants.all).

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** [[AesopAmnesia Evulz changes his mind and breaks out of prison to try again.]]

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** [[NecessaryEvil Evulz doesnít mind the hypocrisy one bit.]]


* '''Enforced''': "We need a motivation for this villain that's both ambitious and dangerous. Let's have him try to rule the world!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "I'll rule the world! Because everybody else is doing it!"
* '''Invoked''': "Maybe this idiot will listen to me when I am ruler of the entire world!"
* '''Exploited''': A less globally-minded villain offers an alliance by playing on Evulz ambitions and offering his aid to him, only to backstab him when it seem like he might actually win.

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* '''Enforced''': "We need a motivation for this villain that's both ambitious and dangerous. Let's have him try to rule take over the world!"
world!" "[[Film/StreetFighter Of course!]]"
* '''Lampshaded''': "I'll rule the world! [[LogicBomb Because everybody else is doing it!"
it!]]"
* '''Invoked''': "Maybe "[[TheyCalledMeMad Maybe this idiot will listen to me when I am ruler of the entire world!"
world!]]"
* '''Exploited''': A less globally-minded villain offers an alliance by playing on Evulz Evulzís ambitions and offering his aid to him, only to backstab him when it seem like he might actually win.



** The world already has a ruler, and he is much more powerful than Evulz.

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** The world already has a ruler, and he is much more powerful than Evulz. A CurbStompBattle ensues.



** Alternatively, the setting becomes a CrapsackWorld.
** Alternatively, Emperor Evulz wants to take over the world because he is heavily psychologically depressed and cynical, and believes the world would be better if he were to call the shots, not realizing that what he imagines to be a perfect world is unattainable and therefore [[YouAreWhatYouHate requires him to take actions that he had initially sought out to destroy]].
** Alternatively, Evulz sets out to take over the world, but is almost immediately slowed down by having to fight back all the military forces in the world. He later quits after running out of money and is swiftly arrested.

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** Alternatively, the The setting becomes a CrapsackWorld.
an anarchic CrapsackWorld once Evulzís reign collapses.
** Alternatively, Emperor Evulz wants to take over the world because he is [[AntiVillain heavily psychologically depressed and cynical, cynical]], and believes the world would be better if he were to call the shots, not realizing that what he imagines to be a perfect world is unattainable and therefore [[YouAreWhatYouHate requires him to take actions that he had initially sought out to destroy]].
** Alternatively, Evulz sets out to take over the world, but is almost immediately slowed down by having to fight back all the military forces in the world. He later quits after running out of money and is swiftly arrested.


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** Evulz puts everyone under MindControl.


** Evulz claims he wants to rule the world but this is a lie to inspire his {{Mooks}}.

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** Evulz claims he wants to rule the world but this is a lie MotivationalLie to inspire his {{Mooks}}.



** He actually plans to make the FiveManBand to train and battle against him so they could be strong enough in his [[XanatosGambit true plan]] - he's himself too weak to defeat the true villain, which is an EldritchAbomination GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.

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** He actually plans to make the FiveManBand to [[StealthMentor train and battle against him so they could be strong enough enough]] in his [[XanatosGambit true plan]] - he's himself too weak to defeat the true villain, which is an EldritchAbomination GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.



** Because he's going to rule alone.

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** [[ICanRuleAlone Because he's going to rule alone.]]



** He only wishes to defeat the EldritchAbomination so he can get rid of all threats to his power.



** Evulz attempts to take over the world and finds out it's already been taken over by Bob.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Evulz lies to his {{Mooks}} about wanting to rule the world, but the lie part is they're not getting any of it; he's going to rule alone. TheHero tells him how much responsibility this would be, at which point Evulz offers to [[WeCanRuleTogether split the workload]]. Evulz has no idea what to do when TheHero says no.

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** Evulz attempts to take over the world and finds out [[EvilerThanThou it's already been taken over by Bob.
Bob.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Evulz lies to his {{Mooks}} about wanting to rule the world, but the lie part is they're not getting any of it; he's [[ICanRuleAlone heís going to rule alone. alone.]] TheHero tells him how much responsibility this would be, at which point Evulz offers to [[WeCanRuleTogether split the workload]]. Evulz [[EvilCannotComprehendGood has no idea what to do do]] when TheHero says no.


* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz [[GalacticConqueror seeks to rule the universe with an iron fist]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz seems to [[GalacticConqueror seeks to rule the universe with an iron fist]].


* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz seeks to rule the universe with an iron fist.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz [[GalacticConqueror seeks to rule the universe with an iron fist.fist]].

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** Evulz is a kind of MadArtist, and the fact that he can command the creation of the next Sphinx, Mount Rushmore, etc. (and as long as he lives, he'll be interested in his next monument above all), is his most important motivation for wanting the power that he wants.


%%* '''Implied''': ???


** After a brief period of trying and failing to actually run the planet under his control, Evulz realises [[VictoryIsBoring that he's a better conqueror than a ruler]], and after some minor legal manipulation, abdicates the throne... either to live peacefully on the combined spoils of the entire planet, or to start it all again and destroy all he had wrought ForTheEvulz.

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** After a brief period of trying and failing to actually run the planet under his control, Evulz realises [[VictoryIsBoring that he's a better conqueror than a ruler]], and after some minor legal manipulation, abdicates the throne... either to live peacefully on the combined spoils of the entire planet, or to start it conquest all over again and on a different planet... and/or to destroy all he had wrought ForTheEvulz.ForTheEvulz; whatever it's the most fulfilling to him.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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