|“||You're mortal! How?!||„|
|~ Ronan the Accuser (blinded by his lust for power), before being destroyed by the Guardians of the Galaxy via the power of one of the Infinity Gems he sought to control.|
Sometimes, obtaining supreme power can be someone's undoing. In other words, in any story, the villain is defeated by the power that he or she sought. This is one of the most unpredictable moments in a film, book, or play - usually during the climax.
When the evildoer is defeated by the power he or she sought, this occurs in these circumstances:
- The villain initially plans on using a powerful object, henchmen, or a monster to use for his or her own gains, but this backfires, defeating the antagonist.
- The villain gets the power he or she wants, but it destroys or imprisons him or her.
- The villain outright wins, but his or her victory leads to his or her undoing.