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     Anime & Manga 
"Pitiful creatures. Now that you are vanquished, you see the true superiority of the Metarex. But you still have one last chance to save yourselves from certain destruction. Come to your senses, Sonic! Join us, and together, we will bring peace to the entire galaxy!"
Dark Oak, Sonic X

"Please...join me, Kiyomi, and you will be the goddess of the new world."
Light, Death Note

Didn't you say you wouldn't let us kill your friends? Well, look around you...try saying it again. I SAID, TRY SAYING IT AGAIN! Feel your friends growing cold and realize their death. This will continue. Your feeble words and principles will be proven wrong. This is what happens when you talk about hope and ideals. This is reality. Naruto, what do you have in this reality? You have no father and mother. Your mentor Jiraiya is dead. And as long as you keep opposing us, your friends will die one after the other. No-one who acknowledged you will survive. And you already know what lies ahead of all this - loneliness. There's no need to stay in this reality. Come here, Naruto.
Tobi, Naruto

     Fan Works 
“Should I count that as a question?” Blue Blazer asked, chuckling to herself. “Yes, Gadget, the truth. I realized that this country needs to stop living in the past. Those like Vanderbull and Celestia once upheld progress and furthered the cause of science. But now they’re just in the way. It is our time, Gadget. It is your time. Just say the word and we can leave right now. I’ll take you to a wonderful place where you can make some real friends: other brilliant ponies like you who will adore you for your beautiful mind! Come help us build the future.”
The young inventor sniffled, still trying to regain her composure. “What sort of future? Just what is all this about?”
“I can’t say too much right now, obviously. However,” she said, taking on a dreamy, far-off look, “I can say that it will be absolutely fantastic. Unit 003 could just be the beginning! We envision a world where nopony has to toil or suffer or go hungry and where machines have freed the modern Equestrian to do anything he or she wants as automata like 003 shoulder our burdens! We could use the technology we’re developing to heal the sick, enable the powerless, and connect the ponies across the nation to each other, all without anypony to hold us back! Just come with me and you can be part of it all!”

An amused grin turned up Corvalix's mouth. "Strong words for one so weak. I know you think me a monster, and my sister a tyrant, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, we can be quite merciful." He looked past Caethil to the Whitetail bucks who stood at the ready. "My friends, allow me to extend you an offer: surrender now, and I will personally see to it that your sentence is reduced to a mere few years in internment. It is clear that you are all quite well trained, and it would be a great shame to waste such resources. Join me, and your lives will be spared."

“You can feel the power, can’t you?” Pride continued, his red eyes meeting Twilight’s. “Think of what we can do together. We can end the Blight, destroy the Archdemon. I can make you a queen, no, an empress with our magic combined! The entire world will tremble at our magic, at our power!”

“You need to stop stalling and come back to me. Don’t you want to rule together as we once did?” Twilight felt Discord stop breathing. “Your mother is weak. We can defeat her together once her guard is down,” Serenity’s face twisted into a cruel smile, “With her gone, we can rule her entire kingdom! You’ll be free to do what you want! We can even come back for Celestia’s throat later!”
Tiff, speaking for Serenity, From Here to Eternity

"W-wait! Wait! Why are you fighting for the humans?! They are weak! You should fight with us! For Zeref! He can give you power beyond your wildest imagination!"
Xiphias Gladius, Opening Dangerous Gates

     Film — Animated 
Pitch: I thought this might happen. They never really believed in you. I was just trying to show you that. But I understand...
Jack: (Attacks Pitch) You don't understand ANYTHING!
Pitch: I don't know what it's like to be cast out? To not be believed in? To long for... A family? All those years in the shadows, I thought no one else knows what this feels like. But now I see I was wrong. I believe in you Jack, and I know children will too.
Jack: In me?
Pitch: Yes! Look at what we can do together! What goes better together than cold and dark? We can make them believe! We'll give them a world where everything, everything is—
Jack: Pitch Black?
Pitch: And Jack Frost, too.

"I have admired your work for years, amigo! STEALING THE MOON!?! Are you kidding? We would be unstoppable. Men like you, men like me. We should be ruling the world!"
El Macho, Despicable Me 2

"Can’t you see, none of them can understand you as I can, for we are kindred spirits whose powers spring from the same source. So, girls, do not make me destroy you. For we are smarter, we are stronger, we are invincible, we are superior to them, and we shall rule! All we have to do is work together. Girls, join me!"

     Film — Live-Action 

"No. Don't you see? We don't have to run away anymore! We no longer have to hide our love for each other. I am more powerful than the Chancellor, I... I can overthrow him! And together, you and I can rule the galaxy! We can make things the way we want them to be!"
Anakin/Darth Vader, Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith

"Luke, you have not yet realized your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we will end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy... ...Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen it. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son."
Darth Vader, Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back

"Rey, I want you to join me. We can rule together and bring a new order to the galaxy ... You have no place in this story. You come from nothing. You're nothing. But not to me. Join me. Please."
Kylo Ren, Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi

"There are eight million people in this city, and those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional. I could squash you like a bug right now... but I'm offering you a choice. Join me. Imagine what we could accomplish together. What we could create... or we could destroy, causing the deaths of countless innocents in selfish battle again, and again, and again, until we're both dead! Is that what you want? Think about it, hero!"
The Green Goblin, Spider-Man

"When you first arrived I was going to crush you, but I knew if only you could see what the other gods could not then you would join me, and with our powers combined we could finally end all the pain, all the suffering, the destruction they [humans] bring. And we could return this world to the paradise it was before them, forever."

Now you might think it's ridiculous
That me, a Gigantopithecus
Would ever dream I'd like to team
With the likes of you, man-cub
But together, we'd have powers
All the jungle's treasures, ours
I got desire, you got the fire
But the dream I dream takes two

"I don't want to hurt you, Erik. I never did. I want to help you. This is our time. Our age. We are the future of the human race. You and me, son. This world could be ours."
Sebastian Shaw, X-Men: First Class

"You see, we are the last two rats. We can either eat each other... mmm... or eat everyone else."
Silva, Skyfall

Eddie Temple: You're a bright young man. This monkey business is in your blood, under your skin; you're not getting out, you're just getting in, you're only getting started. I've every faith in you. And one day in the future, it'll be you sitting here in my place, telling some Young Turk the facts of life.
XXXX: And they are, Mr Temple?
Eddie Temple: You're born, you take shit. Get out in the world, you take more shit. Climb a little higher, take less shit... 'til one day, you're up in the rarefied atmosphere, and you've forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the Layer Cake, son.

     Light Novels 
Iskander: For example, if my Ionion Hetairoi was equipped by your Gate of Babylon, it would undoubtedly become the most powerful army. Even that President of the West wouldn't be more than a break of wind.
Gilgamesh: Hm. And?
Iskander: Once again, will you not be my ally? If we join together, we can surely conquer as far as the ends of the stars.

"Then join us! You are ending — join us! We will free you from the bio-forms!"
Empire from the Ashes (second book)

     Live-Action TV 
Chakotay: This can work. If you'd take the time to listen you'd understand what Annorax is trying to do...
Paris: What? Wipe out civilizations to help his own race? I understand perfectly!
Chakotay: It's more complicated than that. Annorax is an enlightened man. Misguided, but I think he wants this to end as much as anyone.
Paris: I guess I don't have the "instinct for Time", or whatever it is Captain Nemo out there calls it. Chakotay, he's been flattering you and it's gone to your head.
Star Trek: Voyager, "Year of Hell"

Servalan: You could rebuild it all. All those worlds could be yours, Avon, they're there for the taking! You and I could build an empire greater and more powerful than the Federation ever was or ever could have been. Now, Avon. At this moment we can take history and shape it in our own image. Think of it: absolute power. There is nothing you can imagine that we couldn't do.
Servalan: We can do it, Avon.
Avon: I know we can.
Servalan: We'll be answerable to no one. Ours will be the only voice. Imagination our only limit.
[They kiss. Avon grabs her by the throat and pushes her to the ground]
Avon: Imagination my only limit? I'd be dead in a week.
Blake's 7, "Aftermath"

The Master: Look at all those planetary systems, Doctor! We could rule them all!
The Doctor: [flatly] What for? What is the point?
The Master: The point is that one must rule or serve, that's a basic law of life! Why do you hesitate, Doctor? Surely it's not loyalty to the Time Lords, who exiled you on one insignificant planet?
The Doctor: You'll never understand, will you? I want to see the universe, not to rule it.

Cyberman: Our species are similar, though your design is inelegant.
Dalek Thay: Daleks have no concept of elegance!
Cyberman: This is obvious. But consider: our technologies are compatible. Cybermen plus Daleks. Together, we could upgrade the universe.
Dalek Thay: You propose an alliance?
Cyberman: This is correct.
Dalek Thay: Request! Denied!
Cyberman: Hostile elements will be deleted. [open fire]
Dalek Thay: [unimpressed] EXTERMINATE!

The Handler: This fantasy you've been nurturing about summoning up your family to stop the apocalypse... is just that: a fantasy. I must say, though, we're all quite impressed with your initiative, your... stick-to-itiveness, really quite... quite something. Which is why we want to offer you a new position back at the Commission, in management.
Number Five: Sorry, what's that now?
The Handler: Come back to work for us again, you know it's where you belong.
Number Five: Well, it didn't work out too well the last time.
The Handler: Oh, but you wouldn't be in the correction division any longer. I'm talking about the home office. You'd have the best health and pension, and an end to this ceaseless travel. You're a distinguished professional in... schoolboy shorts. We have the technology to reverse the process. I mean, you... you can't be happy like this.
Number Five: I'm not looking for happy.
The Handler: We're all looking for happy. We can make that happen. We can make you... yourself again.
The Umbrella Academy (2019), "Man On The Moon"


Come on, come on
Ain't no time to turn squeamish
Come on, I swear on all my spores
When he's gone, the world will be yours
Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors

They call me "Wonderful"
So I am wonderful
In fact, it's so much who I am
It's part of my name!
And with my help, you can be the same
At long, long last receive your due
Long overdue
Elphaba, the most celebrated
Are the rehabilitated
There'll be such a whoop-de-doo
A celebration throughout Oz
That's all to do with you!
The Wizard, Wicked

     Video Games 
"Well, well, well, look who managed to attend my big concert some 10,000 years into the future! You know, Skylander, we don't have to fight. Together, we can rule this place! There's no Kaos, no Doom Raiders, and you can get pizza here in 30 seconds or less! (Beat) Nah, LET'S JUST FIGHT INSTEAD!"

Hiya Chuck. It's John.
The problem with ghost stories is they empower the old and long gone. I say THEY have been playing games with you for too long, Chuck. Buzz off! I say move on. Get on with it. This world doesn't belong to the ancient dead anymore. It belongs to us.
Stop telling ghost stories. Become your own ghost story. I can show you how, Chuck. I can show you how to be a voracious abstract.
The Black Signal, The Secret World

But it is not too late... can you not see the value in our friendship? Imagine the powers I can give you, human. The cybernetic implants I gave you, were simply toys. If I desired, I could improve you... transform you into something more efficient. Join me, human, and we can rule together.
SHODAN, System Shock 2 ending

Open your systems to me. Let me merge with your systems and your cyborgs. Open your systems to me and I will make you strong.
NEXUS, Warzone 2100

"The Reapers need men and women of action. People like us. Sovereign recognizes your value. You've... impressed it. Surrender to the Reapers and you will be spared. Join us and we can find a place for you."
Saren Arterius, Mass Effect

Lucifer: This power Dante, we can use it together! You and I, friend. Just think of what we can achieve!
Dante: I would rather not.
Lucifer: Dante, I can reunite you with Beatrice. Together, we will rule the three kingdoms of the afterlife!
Dante: It's not going to happen.

Lord Palethorn: "Think about it, Daniel: an eternity by my side. Why, with my powers, I could put flesh onto your bones as easy as pie."
Daniel Fortesque: "I'd never join you!"
Lord Palethorn: "What was that? Could you mumble that again? No? Ah, well."
Medievil II

     Web Animation 
"Join me, Link, and I will make your face the grrrreatest in Koradai, or else you will die!"
Ganon, ''Link: The Faces of Evil'

     Web Original 
Chris: Jean ends up going with Magneto, because… uh… Help me out here, Matt.
Matt: He says, “Come with me?” That’s the vibe I got.
Chris: "Listen, some stuff went down earlier and my crew has an opening for a hot mutant babe. It’d really help me out if you’d do me a solid and help me kill all the humans." PS: Please enjoy the thought of Sir Ian McKellen referring to someone as a "hot mutant babe." You. Are. Welcome.
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on X-Men: The Last Stand

     Western Animation 
"Oh please, I've seen this before, but [Scorpan] was always weak minded. You are Discord, you are a legend, you cannot fall into the same trap that claimed my brother. Help me to grow strong and be rewarded with something far greater than friendship. Freedom. Once I've stripped these ponies of their magic, nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see their world turned upside down. Who better to do so than the Master of Chaos himself? Join me, Discord, and reclaim your greatness. Unless, of course, 'pony errand boy' is the role you always wanted to play in this world."

"Listen, Ford, if you just tell me that equation, finally your dimension will be free. (Projects himself drawing a smiley face in the midwest United States, then takes a bite out of the Earth and flies past his friends, who are destroying other planets, then to Ford, who is standing in the middle of a galaxy) Anything will be possible. I'll remake a fun world— a better world! A party that never ends with a host that never dies! No more restrictions! No more laws! You'd be one of us. All-powerful. Greater than anything you've imagined! And all I need is your help."
Bill Cipher, Gravity Falls

Honerva:This is just the beginning. Join me and our people, together we will go back to Altea.
Allura: We cannot go back. It is destroyed, because of you!
Honerva: Think of your father. I knew Alfor well, this is what he would've wanted. Join me and the Alteans.
Allura: Never!

Jasper: Lapis, listen, fuse with me!
Lapis Lazuli: What?!
Jasper: How long did they keep you trapped here on this miserable hunk of rock? These Gems, they're traitors to their Homeworld. They kept you prisoner. They used you. This is your chance to take revenge! Come on... just say yes.

"Our connection goes deeper in any game. Together, we can take over the world!"
Alejandro, Total Drama World Tour

Tombstone: The Big Man — whomever he might be — has nothing against heroes. No hero can thwart enough crime to dent his income. But you... you frighten criminals off the street entirely. Except when you're off battling the likes of the Rhino. Then the Big Man's profitable army of petty thugs think themselves... beneath the Spider-Man's notice.
Spider-Man: So as long as I keep fighting crime, you'll keep making bigger and badder—
Tombstone: Now you're learning. But there is a way out: come work for me. You can still save the world like a good hero. I'll even pay you. All you have to remember is to look the other way on occasion. On any occasion I choose.
The Spectacular Spider-Man, "The Invisible Hand"

Spider-Man: Ah, where are my manners? Here you come to terrorise the Tombster and I don't even say thank you! My only excuse is that you're also holding innocent people hostage. It's confusing to my poor spider-brain!
Green Goblin: Mmm, yes, quite the puzzler. But the Green Goblin has a solution: you and I join forces! Consider what we could accomplish. By combining our powers, WE COULD RULE NEW YORK!
Spider-Man: We talking Manhattan or all five? Nah, sorry, I make it a rule not to partner with anyone green... or, you know, psychotic.
Green Goblin: Oh well. Your loss — of life!

Sinestro: There may even be a place for someone like you in my new reality. Join forces with me...or be obliterated.
Dodgers: Okay.
Sinestro: Don't be such a sanctimonious fool! You don't realise the - did you say "okay"?
Dodgers: Yeah, sounds good to me. Ground floor of the new cosmic order, baby!
Sinestro: Really?
Dodgers: Oh, wait, you had the whole hero-villain seduction speech worked up, didn't'cha?
Duck Dodgers, "The Green Loontern"



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