Is this not simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
~ Loki to the crowd of Germans.
To love is to rule! And I love everything... and rule everything!
~ Quinella

Tyrants are powerful villains who seek to conquer, or have already conquered, a certain area. Their territory can range from a city, to a particular region/country, to the entire world, to an entire galaxy or galaxies, to even the entire universe or cosmos. They often seek complete domination of whatever territories lie out of their influence but not always, for some are content to rule small to mid-sized territories and do not seek expansion on larger scales (this differs them from imperialists and totalitarians, who seek to reshape not only their own society but often the world itself (in some cases they even seek to reshape the universe itself).).

Examples include Sauron in the Lord of the Rings franchise, Frieza in the Dragon Ball franchise and Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars franchise.

NOTE: Not to be confused with a hegemonic villain, who desire to conquer and rule, but have failed or yet to be able to fulfill their said goal. However, there may be room for overlap with these two categories.

See Also

  • Dictators at the Evil Wiki, for further information about tyrants that happened to be dictators.
  • Dark Lords/Ladies at the Evil Wiki, for further information about tyrants that happened to be dark lords/ladies.

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