Raids and Sieges

Take whatever booty you can find! But remember, the beast is MINE!
~ Gaston laying a siege on the Beast's castle.

In many stories, there comes a time when the villain raids a place and/or lays a siege on a place, country, town, or city. This is one of the most negative acts ever done by an antagonist, and it can be for these reasons:

  • To rid the land of real or imagined threats.
  • To find a source of supreme power.
  • To find an enemy to bring down.
  • To steal treasure/other coveted items for him/herself.
  • To kidnap the hero or other good guys of importance, usually as means to complete their schemes.
  • To make his/her threat an/or reputation known to everyone (if the said sieges/raids intended to be an act of Rising to Power).

These sudden attacks by negative enemy forces (usually armies for example) deals with surrounding a place, cutting off essential supplies, the aim of compelling the surrender of those with, even in other sieges and battles, it will be taking no prisoners. Yet before victory or defeat behind the enemy's lines, it is without the intention of holding ground.

The art of conducting and resisting sieges is referred to as siege warfare, siegecraft, or poliorcetics.


  • Tempest Shadow and the Storm King each led an army to lay a siege on Equestria.
  • Baron Ruber lays a siege on Camelot to destroy King Arthur and rule the land.
  • Kylo Ren and an army of First Order's Stormtroopers invades Jakku to find the map to Luke Skywalker so the First Order can rule the galaxy without anyone that can oppose them..
  • Gaston lays a siege on the Beast's castle to hunt down and destroy him.
  • Judge Frollo lays a siege on Paris to murder gypsies, who he deems a threat to his country.
  • The Tiki Demons lay a siege to drive intruders away.
  • Doc Ock robs a bank to get the money he needs to build his invention and harness the power of the sun.
  • The Indoraptor launches an attack on the black market customers.
  • Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters lay a siege on London, instigating the Second Wizarding War.
  • Sa'Luk and the Forty Thieves raid the Sultan's palace to find the Oracle's scepter.
  • Pharaoh Seti I's soldiers invade Goshen to rid Egypt of the Jews' newborn sons.
  • Captain Barbossa's henchmen lay a siege on Port Royal to find the lost Aztec gold, which he needs to break the curse inflicted on him and his crew.
  • Koba and his thugs invade the city to bring down the humans who abused him.
  • Slappy the Dummy and the Goosebumps monsters lay a siege on an entire town to find R.L. Stine and destroy him.
  • The Decepticons commanded by Megatron and Sentinel Prime started to invade Chicago.
  • Shan-Yu and the Huns lay a siege on an entire village.
  • Emperor Kans raiding a village.
  • Hopper seizing power over Ant Island after sees that their competence worsened.
  • Lord Shen attacking the Panda Village.
  • Umarak orders the Elemental Beasts to attack the marketplace in order to prevent the Toa Uniters from finding the Mask of Control.
  • The Galactic Republic had invaded the planet of Saleucami to destroy the Separatist cloning facilities there and wipe out the Confederate forces that were present.
  • Teridax's Rahkshi invade the island of Mata Nui in search of Takua and the Kanohi Avohkii.
  • Indominus Rex attacks the Jurassic World Aviary while fleeing Simon Masrani's helicopter.
  • Godzilla rampages across Tokyo, Japan throughout the 1954 film.
  • Kai attacks the Valley of Peace and later the secret panda village.
  • Commander Zhao leads the Fire Nation to lay siege on the Northern Water Tribe.


ATTACK! Seal off the castle!
~ Ruber laying a siege on Camelot.
(In the outskirts of Pepperland, the wicked Blue Meanies band together, cheering and laughing.) Pepperland is a tickle of joy on the blue belly of the universe. (As he speaks, the Chief Blue Meanie is carried forward on a litter by four of his guards. They set him down and march away; he turns to his lackey, Max.) It must be scratched. Right, Max? (Max: Yes, Your Blueness.) (exploding with rage) WHAT?!?! (The Chief grabs Max by his hat and lifts him up to his hideous face.) We Meanies only take NO for an answer! (drops him on the ground) Is that understood, Max?! (Max: No, Your Blueness.) (calmly) That's better. Are the troops in readiness? (Max: No, Your Blueness.) The Bonkers? (Max: No.) (The Apple Bonkers raise humungous apples over their heads.) Clowns? (The clowns spin their heads and sound an alarm.) (Max: No.) Snapping Turks? (The Snapping Turks snap their razor-toothed jaws.) (Max: No.) Anti-music missiles? (Max: No.) The Dreadful Flying Glove? (Max: No.) Splendid! (The Chief Blue Meanie's eyes glow with evil.) Today...Pepperland goes "bluey." FIRE! (On the Chief's command, a soldier fires an orb, which falls on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, trapping them. The Pepperlanders scream and run as the Blue Meanies fire bolts, petrifying some of the people and causing the statue in the courtyard to sink into the ground. That is when the Chief's army charges into Pepperland, taking over the country.)
~ The Chief Blue Meanie laying a siege on Pepperland.
YOU LITTLE TERMITES! I give you a second chance, AND THIS IS ALL I GET?! (Hopper tosses the leaf of minimal food to the ground. The ants cower) (Princess Atta: But, Hopper, we ran out of time!) Have you been playing all summer? You think this is a game?! (Princess Atta: No, no please!) Well, guess what? You just lost. (His gang begin rounding up the ants) Not one ant sleeps until we get EVERY SCRAP OF FOOD ON THIS ISLAND!
~ Hopper seizing power over Ant Island.
(Esmeralda: You took a terrible risk coming here. It may not exactly show, but we're grateful.) (She hugs Phooebus, who turns to a frowning Quasimodo) (Phoebus: Don't thank me. Thank Quasimodo. Without his help, I would never have found my way here.) (A voice suddenly rings out) Nor would I! (Frollo and his men appear in the doorway! The soldiers surround the every gypsy and hold everyone at spearpoint.) After 20 years of searching, the Court of Miracles is mine at last! Dear Quasimodo, I always knew you'd someday be of use to me. (Quasimodo: No!) (Esmeralda: What are you talking about?) Why, he led me right to you, my dear. (Esmeralda: You'e a liar!) And look what else I've caught in my net--Captain Phoebus, back from the dead! Another "miracle", no doubt. I shall remedy that. (Frollo turns to his captives) There'll be a little bonfire in the square tomorrow and you're all invited to attend. (to his guards) Lock them up. (Quasimodo, grabs Frollo's robe begging: No! Please, Master!) (Frollo gives Quasi a ruthless glare; Quasi lets go in despair and slumps.) (Quasmodo: No...) Take him back to the bell tower. And make sure he stays there. (The guards drag Quasi away as well.)
~ Judge Claude Frollo raiding the Court of Miracles, having secretly followed Quasimodo there. He then takes all the gypsies hostage.



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