I'm trying to develop a villain without some sappy back story like "Aw my parents died when I was young so now I commit genocide" and I don't want something so simple such as "I just like to kill people". I'm trying to think of another reason for this villain to have a reason to be evil. The context of this villain is that is the dark lord of another kingdom that is trying to overthrow and take over the northern kingdoms. I am thinking about his reason being something around trying to spread the religion or cultural ways of the south because he despises the ways of the north for being inferior or even for something that happened in past history. I was thinking about him trying t take over just to have power but I would much rather him have a better purpose than that. What do you guys think?