You built these weapons to destroy us. Why? Because you are afraid of our gifts. Because we are different. Humanity has always feared that which is different, but I am here to tell you, to tell the world, you're right to fear us. We are the future. We are the ones who inherit this earth and anyone who stands in our way, will suffer the same fate as these men you see before you. Today was meant to be a display of your power. Instead I give you a glimpse of the devastation my race can unleash upon yours. Let this be a warning to the world and to my mutant brothers and sisters out there, I say this. No more hiding. No more suffering. You have lived in the shadows of shame and fear for too long. Come out. Join me. Fight together in a brotherhood of our kind, a new tomorrow that starts today.
~ Magneto unleashes the older Sentinels and convincing mutants to come out of hiding.
While it's true I once desired destruction… and the only goal I had was revenge… things are different now. Because that which is destroyed can always be fixed and rebuilt. Villages freed from the clutches and employ of darkness… what I desire is to reform the entire shinobi world! What I am calling for, what I am bringing forth... that is... Revolution.
~ Sasuke Uchiha to Kakashi.

Harbingers for Rebirth are a subcategory of Cataclysms and Harbingers in which the villains are not content with just destroying entire worlds, universes or realms but to "revitalize" them (i.e. to "have a fresh start"). They usually believe that humanity (or current populations such as the rats in Flushed Away) as a whole are beyond redemption and thus deserve nothing but destruction. These villains overlap or may be confused with Nihilists and Social Darwinists due to oft-shared beliefs of destroying a general area and remaking it entirely.

The motives for initiating rebirth are far and wide such as obtaining absolute power or molding something in their own images and their own liking (Cyrus, Elizar Kane, Obake and Ego), dooming any species for all time (SephiranHugo Drax) or a twisted hope for or shot at redemption (Colonel Shunack, Zeref Dragneel).

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