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Basic Trope: A character, usually a villain, decides to fix the world's problems by dealing with humanity's free will.

  • Straight: Well-Intentioned Extremist Dracone wants to make the world a better place by eliminating free will.
  • Exaggerated: Dracone wants to make the universe a better place by not only obliterating humanity's free will beyond space and time, but also their total sense of self and entitlement.
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  • Downplayed: Dracone wants to limit what people can and cannot do to deal with the negatives of humanity's free will.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Dracone wants to make the world a better place by eliminating all laws and other limits on freedom.
    • Dracone decides to make the world a miserable, hellish place by taking freedom to the extreme.
    • Dracone is the only being with free will who is not a god. He wants to destroy a world without suffering by giving everyone else free will.
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  • Subverted: The heroes discover Dracone intends to remove the world's free will and they suspect it's to create a utopia. When Dracone finally gives his villain exposition speech, he reveals his plan is to destroy the world. There's no way he could manage billions of slaves and plans to tell all but a few to starve to death.
  • Double Subverted: ...while he plans to then use the survivors to create a new, perfect society.
  • Parodied: Fed up with the poor teeth-brushing habits of people, Dracone takes over the world to tyrannically enforce good oral hygiene.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: None of Dracone's plans involve tampering with peoples' ability to act freely.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Then what, you're going to give everyone a book that says when and how to brush their teeth?"
  • Invoked: Having spent years studying and analyzing the ways of humanity to figure out why people can be such bastards, Dracone concludes that their free choices and actions are the root of humanity's evils.
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "I don't care how horrible this world is, enslaving everyone in it will only make things worse."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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