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Step One: Lie.
Step Two: ???
Step Three: Profit.
Ethan, Shortpacked!

"You may ask why I want to destroy Superman. In order to rule the world. You may ask why I want to rule the world. In order to obliterate Sweden."
Dr. Abner Sedgwick, It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Superman!

Mr. Banks: But Mr. Von Hussler, what I haven't been able to grasp is: What exactly is your final product?
Mr. VonHussler: What do you think? Money, of course!

<Kasran> did Jesus heal a bunch of people? Possibly
<Kasran> also apparently he was sin-free
<Kasran> but we don't hear much about his ciildhood
<Kasran> it's just
<Kasran> 1. Birth
<Kasran> 2. ???
<Kasran> 3. Prophet!

"The idea was that French resistors could walk up to German soldiers and spray them with poop smell, thus embarrassing them, and, after an unknown second step, the Nazis would lose the war. As you didn't learn about this in history class, it's probably clear that this tactic didn't work."

Well, we got its attention. What the hell was step two?
Iron Man, The Avengers (2012)

Perhaps kenning that this goal is markedly short of their usual ambitions, Luthor tosses in, "And then it will only be a short step to world domination!" Apparently their plan is:
Step 1: Use army of super-apes to conquer Africa.
Step 2:
Step 3: Rule the world!
This review of the Superfriends episode "Revenge On Gorilla City"

"Why gather up all these psychics, including both a clone of Cable and an alternate future daughter of Cyclops and Jean? Well, it turns out that he needs their psychic powers in order to erase all of time so that he can recreate the universe and organize everything neatly to reflect his obsession with the survival of the fittest. Which, not to get too Cosmos in here, is kind of how the universe is actually organized already, but, y’know, whatever. He’s a giant blue dude who turns his hand into guns sometimes. I don’t really expect him to make sense."
Chris Sims on X-Men, "Beyond Good and Evil Pt. 4"

David: If movie Lex Luthor were a Batman villain, he’d be Land-Man, and kill his victims with electrified real estate signs.
Chris: Paying rent to the guy who killed half the world to live on radioactive crystal that, and correct me if I’m wrong on this one, cannot actually support farming? So tempting! Hey, they got that Luthor is supposed to be a genius, right? Like, he’s not supposed to be dumb as all hell?
David: Maybe Otis killed Luthor in prison and took his identity.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Superman Returns

Fill in the blank: disgraced Assassin, embittered drunk, Templar aide, ???, master Assassin.

Perry had by [2008] already emphasized that his favorite way of dealing with problems (i.e. Texas’s problems) was to attempt to pray them away. For the 2011 drought, for instance, Perry’s solution was to declare a three-day “Prayer for Rain”. The fact that it was an astounding failure didn’t deter him from continuing in the same manner. When asked how he would go about fixing the nation's numerous problems if becoming president, for instance, he responded: “I think it’s time for us to just hand it over to God, and say, ‘God: You’re going to have to fix this’” (which is curious, for to televangelist James Robison he claimed that the economic crisis is God’s will)...if became president he would re-invade Iraq immediately, presumably to reduce the national debt.
—''Encyclopedia of Amercian Loons on Rick Perry (R-TX)

"I'm smellin' a lotta 'if' comin' off this plan..."
Jayne Cobb, Firefly

Dancer Man: There’s only one thing left before I unleash all these clones in my hideous master plan!
Agent Smoulder: What’s that?
Dancer Man: A hideous master plan. I haven’t thought of one yet.
The X Fools