|“||I'm a... survivor, Black Lung... a survivor. That's all there is... living and dying.||„|
|~ Micah Bell when confronted with treachery.|
|“||In this world, it's kill or BE killed!||„|
|~ Flowey's motto and catchphrase.|
|“||Death to the weak ones!||„|
|~ Death Adder while taking possession of the Golden Axe.|
Villains who champion the mottos "survival of the fittest", "being weak is sin" and "might is right" which are bases for the concept of Kratocracy; they differ in some ways from Totalitarians and Supremacists. As a matter of fact they do not always value races and/or nations; they value individual strengths and seek to create a society or world in which only the most ruthless of individuals exist to raise later generations.
Social Darwinists, or Universal Darwinists on the largest scale are not always intentionally villainous; some genuinely believe their philosophies are good. However, applications of such philosophies often lead to the formations and rise of Fascists or creations of Anarchists which people must fight to survive amongst.
One famous example of a Social Darwinist in fiction is Apocalypse, who became obsessed with the concept and did not care whether someone was a Humanoid or Mutant as long as they had the strength to survive. His son Holocaust also served as an equally-extreme example and went as far as stating that "none [would] be strong enough to survive in the world [he would] create".
As mentioned above Social Darwinists are often confused with those such as (Neo-)Nazis but are slightly different concepts. Nazis and Supremacists are often Racists and Xenophobes while the Darwinists are usually not and merely believe the rule of "only the strong survive" is just. There are even Doctors and Scientists or other Corrupt Officials who support the theory that humans should abandon the "weak" in favor of the "strong" resulting in Abusers of power. Social Darwinism leads to the Villain's downfall as they may be occupied with infighting rather than getting rid of the Protagonists.
There is a subtype of Social Darwinists in recent culture perhaps equal to Harbingers for Rebirth or even Nihilists believing in measures such as population control, thinking they must "balance out" everything by removing overpopulation so new orders can be set - the most famous example of this is Thanos. Other examples include Flowey, Ultron, Esdeath, Megatron and Ozai.
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