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

In many a story, 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 evil 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 for himself

Examples

  • Baron Ruber lays a siege on Camelot to destroy King Arthur and rule the land.
  • Kylo Ren invades Jakku to find the map to Luke Skywalker so the First Order can rule the galaxy.
  • 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.
  • Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters lay a siege on London.
  • 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.
  • Shan-Yu and the Huns lay a siege on an entire village.

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